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First moves made in plan to aid low-income students
The University of B.C. has embarked on a plan aimed at ensuring
that low-income B.C. students will
have enough money to cover basic expenses while studying full-time at
UBC.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, who announced today that the
Board of Governors had taken steps to
implement the plan at its Feb. 6
meeting, said it was the first in a series
of initiatives to improve accessibility to
the University.
The Board approved a proposal to
add $250,000 over the next five years
to UBC bursary funds to aid low-
income students. The move means
that UBC will make available more
than $450,000 annually from its own
funds and from donors to aid low-
income students or to supplement
financial awards made by the B.C.
Student Assistance Program.
The Board also endorsed a statement on student aid (see box for full
text) issued by the presidents of UBC,
the University of Victoria and Simon
Fraser University following a Dec. 7
meeting with student leaders from the
three universities.
Since the Dec. 7 meeting the
ministry of education has responded
to some of the short-range concerns
expressed at the December meeting by
speeding up the processing of student
applications for aid and by providing
more information about the assistance
programs through pamphlets and
brochures.
The presidents of the three universities are seeking an early meeting with
ministry of education officials to
discuss long-range concerns and to
press for improvements in the B.C.
Student Assistance Program through
implementation of the recommendations made by a Universities Council
of B.C. committee on student aid, approved by the Council in January,
1978.
Prof.    Erich    Vogt,    UBC's     ice-
president for faculty and student affairs, said implementation of the
UCBC committee's report, together
with the increase in UBC bursary
funds and other planned initiatives,
should ensure that any B.C. student
granted admission to the University
would be guaranteed enough money
through the government's loan-grant
program and the UBC bursary program "to sustain them at a basic level
throughout the year."
Under the existing regulations of
the B.C. Student Assistance Program
eligible students can obtain a total of
$3,500 annually to pay for their
education.
The plan has two interrelated components:
• The Canada Student Loan Plan,
funded by the federal government and
provincially administered, which provides for a repayable loan up to a
maximum of $1,800 a year; and
UBC re
Volume 25, Number 4. Feb. 14, 1979. Published by Information Services, University
of B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, 228-3131. Jim Banham
and Judith Walker, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
Education
'myths'
attacked
UBC president Douglas Kenny said
last week that it is "pure nonsense" to
suggest that higher education is a
waste of money because there are no
jobs for university graduates.
In a speech dealing with a number
of what he labelled "myths about
higher education," Dr. Kenny told a
service club luncheon (Vancouver
Kiwanis Club) that the unemployment
rate for university graduates in
Canada is currently 3.4 per cent.
He said the rate for high school
dropouts is 9.4 per cent, for high
school graduates 9 per cent, and for
holders of diplomas or certificates
from community colleges or technical
institutions the rate is 5.2 per cent.
"Now it goes against my grain to
suggest that people should be going to
university just for job security," Dr.
Kenny said. "But it bothers me even
more when I read or hear reports
which suggest that we are throwing
our money away educating young people today because they won't be able
to get a job when they finish school.
This is pure nonsense and it is a myth
which we should lay to rest here and
now."
Dr. Kenny also said that the true
role of a university should be to
prepare people to go to work, not
simply to prepare them for a job.
"I submit there is a big difference
between the two," he said.
"It is important to understand that
the basic yardstick by which we
measure the effectiveness of a university is not by its degree of success as a
vocational college, but by the quality
of its graduates and their approach to
life and its problems.
"In a world where knowledge is
doubling every 10 years we must be
educating people who have the
capability to cope with complexity,
and to find new ways to make all our
lives better."
Despite this need for what he
termed "thinkers," Dr. Kenny pointed
out   that    60   per   cent   of   UBC's
Please turn to page two
See MYTHS
There'll be swimming action galore beginning tomorrow (Thursday) and
continuing through Saturday at campus Aquatic Centre as UBC hosts the
Canada West swimming championships. Events begin Thursday at 1 p.m. and at
approximately 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Finals begin each day at 7 p.m.
Board approves heads
for two UBC departments
UBC's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of new heads
for the Department of Chemical
Engineering and the Department of
Geophysics and Astronomy at UBC.
The new head of Chemical
Engineering in the Faculty of Applied
Science is Canadian-born Prof. John
Ross Grace, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and currently
an associate professor at McGill
University in Montreal.
The new head of Geophysics and
Astronomy in the Faculty of Science is
Dr. Thuppalay K. Menon, professor
of astrophysics at Tata Institute of
Fundamental Research in Bombay,
India, who is currently on a year's
leave of absence doing research at the
Goddard Space Flight Centre of the
U.S. National Academy of Sciences in
Maryland.
Dr. Grace, 36, a native of London,
Ont., was awarded two medals when
he graduated in engineering from the
University of Western Ontario in
1965. Three years later he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
at Cambridge University in England.
He joined the chemical engineering
department at McGill University in
1968. He held the position of senior
industrial fellow with the National
Research Council in 1974 and 1975
and has served for a number of years
as a guest lecturer at the Centre for
Professional Advancement in Somer-
ville, New Jersey.
Prof. Grace will continue work on
an important area of research called
fluidization, which has significant industrial applications. UBC has been a
leader in work in this area as a result
Please turn to page two
See APPOINTMENTS
• The B.C. Provincial Grant Program, funded by the province, which
provides non-repayable grants to a
maximum of $1,700 annually.
Byron Hender, director of student
awards at UBC, said that roughly one-
third, or more than 7,000 UBC
students, annually receive support
from government and UBC sources.
He said awards under the B.C.
government plan range from $100 up
to the maximum $3,500, with the
average award being in the
neighborhood of $1,800.
He said single students are advised
that they will need at least $3,500 to
cover the costs of an eight-month UBC
term if they live away from home.
"That doesn't provide for a very fancy
standard of living," he said, "and the
annual costs are substantially higher
for married and single-parent students
who have children to support."
The UCBC committee on student
aid made 19 recommendations to the
provincial government for changes in
the B.C. Student Assistance Program.
Among other things, the committee
recommended:
• A stepped-up publicity campaign in B.C. high schools to acquaint
students with sources of financial aid
and procedures for application;
• A supplementary grant program
to cover some or all of the costs of tuition and books for students deemed to
be dependent under the government
program and single-parent and married students who have a negative
family income, are taking at least 80
per cent of a full course load and are
enrolled in the first three years of post-
secondary studies;
• Grants to dependent students
who must leave their home towns to
attend an institution to cover the cost
of one trip annually between their
home and place of study and loan and
grant assistance to cover the cost of a
second trip;
• Expansion of the provincial
grants program to include part-time
students and graduate students;
• Waiving of a portion of the required student contribution to the cost
of his or her education where projected net earnings are inadequate;
and
• Streamlining of existing procedures for processing award applications.
Oa Bee. 7,1978, the presidents
of the three B.C. universities —
Dooglat Kenny, UBC; Dm
Birch, acting president, SFU;
and Howard Fetch, UVic — met
at UBC with student leaders from
the three universities. Here is the
fall text of the statement issued
by the three presidents following
the meeting.   '
"The presidents of the three
British Columbia universities are
concerned about the need to improve the student-aid program of
the province and to develop programs aimed at improving accessibility to post-secondary education for students from all sectors of
the community.
"In particular, it is important to
improve rapidly the program of
student grants and loans administered by the provincial
government. The presidents regret
the failure of the provincial
government to make use of all the
funds it allocated for this purpose.
"In improving student aid programs, the provincial government
should consider the implementation of the recommendations about
such improvements made in the recent report of the Universities
Council of British Columbia.
"The three university presidents
will be seeking a meeting with
Ministry of Education officials on
this question of student aid."
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page 2
Interns get
to assess
their skills
"A university education is not
meant to be a guarantee to a job."
"Education in the arts and
humanities serves to round out
character and train the mind to think.
It's not intended to be a meal ticket."
No doubt you've heard these sentiments expressed a hundred times or
more.
But what happens to a student who
comes out of four years or more of
humanities education and is suddenly
faced with the prospect of finding
employment? Eventually, students
must come to grips with what they
have to offer in a job market, and how
they can best sell their skills.
And in these days of under- and
unemployment, people can no longer
sit back and wait for positions to open
up which fit their interests. They have
to go looking for work.
Realizing all these trends, and feeling that those students least prepared
in assessing their skills were women
Arts students in their final years, the
Women Students' Office began a program a year ago to attack the problem.
Over the year, the Internship Program has gained popularity and
credibility, both with students and
employers.
"We originally began the program
for women students in fourth-year
Arts," said Maryke Gilmore, who imported the idea from Sarah Lawrence
College in New York where she had
been director of career counselling
■md field work.
"We had felt that those were the
students who needed the greatest help
in linking their educational
background with career opportunities."
However, the internship program is
now open to both men and women
students who are interested in getting
some practical experience under their
belts.
Students in the program, and there
are now between 30 and 40 students
involved, spend four to eight hours a
week working with Vancouver
businesses such as CKVU Television,
the Centennial Museum, The Bay,
IBM, Vancouver City Hall or the
Maritime Museum. They do a variety
of supervised work, perhaps involving
writing or cataloguing, public relations, working on specific projects.
Ms. Gilmore screened the firms
carefully before they signed up with
Museum of Anthropology curator Madeline Rowan, left, dicusses "touchable"
museum carving — a Haida bear — with anthropology student Cathy Berson,
an intern involved in work-study program sponsored by the Women Students'
Office. Ms. Berson is gathering information on how B.C. school teachers make
use of the museum for teaching with the aim of compiling a pamphlet to aid
other teachers. A second student intern, Melanie Fosdick, is aiding Ms. Rowan
in developing braille descriptions of artifacts for blind students.
the program, so that they understood
the purpose of the internships. "I
wanted to make sure that none of the
students ended up answering phones
and licking envelopes. I wanted to
make it a real learning experience."
One English major found his
background in chemistry useful when
he began his internship as part of the
restoration program at the Centennial
Museum. Another in her final year in
Political Science worked as an intern
under the supervision of Alderman
May Brown last year, then landed a
summer job with the provincial
government's Regional District
Review Committee.
"One of the things the students gain
is being able to see themselves in terms
of other people who are in the work
force. If they come out of the Universi -
ty cold, with no real work experience,
then they have no sense of the skills
that they have. With the internship
program, they have a much better
chance of getting a job because they
come across much more confidently
and they have a much better sense ot
what they want and how to get it,"
Ms. Gilmore explained.
The internships are really an implementation of the information
available to students in some of the
other programs sponsored by the
Women Students' Office — panel
discussions involving representatives
from various careers, Career Counselling Workshops and individual career
orientation talks.
"Students can assess their skills first
through Career Counselling
Workshops, then look to the internship program to put those skills into
practice," said Diane Waterman, who
works with Maryke Gilmore on the
program.
"Trying to prevent underemployment was really my main concern
when I began these programs," Ms.
Gilmore added. "People choose a
career from what they're familiar
with, and generally the Arts students
don't know what their skills are or how
thev could use them."
MYTHS
Continued from page one
academic budget is devoted to professional and vocational training —
"agriculture, engineering, architecture, nursing, home economics,
librarianship, social work, language
translation, commerce and business
administration, accounting, dentistry,
teaching, forestry, law, medicine and
pharmacy."
The president also cited figures
from a national survey published in
1978 on the attitude of Canadians
toward higher education, which
showed "economic advancement" and
"a more satisfying life" as the two major reasons for wanting a good education, with 42 per cent choosing the
former and 41 per cent the latter.
"It does my heart good to know that
for every person who sees education
only as an economic stepping stone,
there is another who sees education as
the path to a fuller and more satisfying life," Dr. Kenny said.
He said that in British Columbia,
only 24 per cent listed economic advancement as the main reason, with
fully 61 per cent opting for a more
satisfying life.
Dr. Kenny also spoke on what he
termed the "myth of declining standards" — "the mistaken view that
things are a lot easier now than they
were, that today's graduates are poorly equipped and improperly trained."
Although he conceded that some
students coming out of high school are
weak in written English and the expression of ideas, Dr. Kenny said
things are becoming increasingly difficult for students at UBC — "tougher
once you get into UBC and tougher to
get there in the first place."
He said a policy to raise admission
standards was adopted last year and
would be fully in force in 1981, making UBC's entrance requirements
"probably the most stringent in the
nation."
He said some Canadian universities
are lowering standards as a method of
luring students, but he believed public
sentiment  would  be on  the side of
UBC. "It is my firm belief that what
the public expects from its universities
is high quality," Dr. Kenny said.
He added that although university
enrolment has declined across
Canada, most of the drop has taken
place in eastern Canada. He said
enrolment is holding steady in the
west, and that total enrolment at UBC
for fiscal 1978 was 31,985 students -
an all-time high.
"What is decreasing in steady
terms, however," Dr. Kenny said, "is
government support of our university
educational system."
He said government grants have not
kept pace with inflation; as a result,
the quality of education is threatened.
"There could be no more
debilitating factor in our nation than
to deprive the youth of our country of
a good education, for they will need it
if we are going to compete
economically with other nations.
"Canada simply cannot afford to
spend less on education and research
if it is going to compete in the international marketplace."
Volunteers sought
Help!
Volunteers are needed to make
Open House a success.
Student organizers of Open House
say they would like anyone interested
in helping during the two days of
Open House — March 2 and 3 — to
get in touch with them.
Drop in at the Open House Committee in Room 238 of SUB or phone
them at 228-5415.
* * *
Open House Committee secretary
Marie MacLachlan would like to
receive the names of student and
faculty representatives. She can be
reached at the number above or mail
the names to the Open House Committee, Box 59, SUB.
* * *
Departments and faculties planning
tours should contact Open House
Tours Director Van McLean, who
wants to organize tours for visiting
high school students. See above for address and phone number.
YEP forms here
Applications for the 1979 provincial
Youth Employment Program are now
available in the offices of UBC's 12
faculties.
Dick Shirran, director of the UBC
Office of Student Services and coordinator of the 1979 program, said
projects suggested by students or
faculty members must be related to
the student's educational or career
goals. Students employed under the
program must be Canadian citizens or
landed immigrants.	
'Birds top team
The UBC Thunderbirds football
squad was named Team of the Year
Sunday (Feb. 11) when the awards
were given out at the annual Sport
B.C. banquet.
The 'Birds, who had a 6-2 record in
regular season play in the Canada
West conference, went on to defeat
Calgary for the western title and the
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the
Western Bowl to earn a berth in the
national final against Queen's University in Toronto, where the 'Birds went
down 16-3.
APPOINTMENTS
Continued from page one
of research by the late Dr. Kishan B.
Mathur, who died suddenly in the fall
of 1978.
Prof. Grace has also had extensive
research experience in coal conversion
technology and will be a member of
an interdisciplinary group that will
take part in a recently announced
UBC program to expand teaching and
research on coal.
Prof. Grace succeeds Prof. Francis
E. Murray, who will remain at UBC as
a teacher and researcher.
Prof. Menon, 53, was educated in
India, where he received his honors
bachelor's degree in physics in 1947
and at Harvard University, where he
was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy
degree in 1956.
He was director of the Harvard
Radio Astronomy Project in 1957 and
1958 and taught at the University of
Pennsylvania and the University of
Hawaii before returning to India in
1971 to join the staff of the Tata Institute. Between 1960 and 1967 he was
associated with the U.S. National
Radio Astronomy Observatory.
He has published more than 30
papers resulting from his research on
problems associated with nebulae —
distant gas clouds or star clusters —
using radio astronomy.
Prof. Menon succeeds Dr. R.D.
Russell, a geophysicist, who will also
remain at UBC to teach and carry out
research. UBC reports
pageS
UBC readies enrichment program for gifted children
Several thousand B.C. kids with a
"case of the smarts" will be getting
special attention in school classrooms
this fall as the result of a provincial-
government funded project underway
in UBC's Faculty of Education.
Prof. Stanley Blank, a UBC
graduate and 12-year member of the
UBC faculty, is co-ordinating an
enrichment program for gifted
children, who have been a "woefully-
neglected" segment of the North
American school population until
recently.
Between now and mid-August,
Prof. Blank and a team of eight persons — six graduate students and two
consultants — will develop curriculum
materials for gifted children in grades
4, 5 and 12, which will be introduced
as a pilot project in several B.C. school
districts in the fall.
Concurrently, the UBC team will
develop   a   special   kit   of   material
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designed to train school teachers in
the techniques of dealing with gifted
children in the districts where the pilot
project is to be introduced.
The teachers will come to the UBC
campus in late August for an intensive
one-week immersion course to introduce them to the program. In addition, Prof. Blank and other members
of the project team will visit the school
districts during the 1979-80 school
year to provide the teachers with additional assistance and to begin an
evaluation of the program.
Prof. Blank says he hopes to test the
UBC pilot project for gifted children
in widely-scattered, large and small
school districts in various parts of the
province. "What we'll be looking for is
a variety of settings ranging from
isolated, rural areas to heavily
populated urban districts on the
Mainland and Vancouver Island," he
said.
Prof. Blank estimates that out of
B.C.'s total school population of just
over 500,000 pupils more than 50,000
could be described as gifted. "The
definition of the term 'gifted' varies
widely," he said, "from the narrow
two per cent who are in the near-
genius category up to 12 to 15 per cent
who will score high on IQ_or academic
achievement tests and who also exhibit
talents in other areas such as leadership or creative thinking, or in specific
areas of achievement such as the performing or creative arts."
Prof. Blank estimates that five per
cent of the students in the school
districts to be chosen will take part in
the UBC pilot project in the coming
year.
The ability of gifted children to synthesize knowledge is the general
characteristic which distinguishes
them from others, Prof. Blank said.
The gifted child outperforms other
pupils at almost every level of learning, he says, from the lowest, "where
you are simply teaching students
about things," through the next level
of learning how to use basic
knowledge, which leads to teaching
students how to apply knowledge.
"The gifted child," Prof. Blank
said, "has the ability to go beyond the
level of knowledge application. He or
she is able to analyse, to look for
causal relationships, to connect seemingly unrelated ideas and synthesize
them so that he or she is able to solve
problems in unique and creative
ways."
Able to evaluate
Gifted children, he adds, also have
a remarkable ability to evaluate, "to
be able to look at a problem, develop
criteria for evaluating it, and to go
through the evaluation process in a
meaningful way.
"In short, you have a child who
thinks differently, who is not only able
to do more quantitatively, but who
can do much more with the knowledge
he or she has."
The program which Prof. Blank
and his project team is putting
together for gifted children will be
founded on enrichment as opposed to
acceleration.
"In the past," he said, "teachers
tended to meet the needs of the gifted
child through acceleration, by keeping them occupied through an increased work load. Anything to keep
them from getting bored, which leads
to behavior problems and, in many
cases, dropping out.
"Allowing the gifted to skip grades
was another way of dealing with them.
For a very few gifted children, those at
the near-genius level, this probably
makes sense. But for the majority of
the gifted, removal from their peer
group can result in some pretty
maladjusted kids who are simply not
able to cope with the social and emotional environment of an older age
group."
Skipping grades is not advisable on
philosophical grounds as well, Prof.
Blank said. It's ill-advised to push
gifted children ahead by a year or two,
he said, when the opportunity exists to
provide them with greater depth and
breadth of knowledge using as a basis
the curriculum of their peer group.
"Enrichment involves increasing the
complexity of the problems presented
to the gifted child," Prof. Blank said.
Enrichment for a grade five child
studying language arts, for instance,
would mean utilizing the grade five
curriculum to expand his or her
awareness of non-verbal communication, body language say, so he or she
understands that people communicate
in a variety of ways.
Learn how, why
"Enrichment would also mean
learning about how and why language
was invented and other methods of
communication as an addition to or
an auxiliary to language. The object is
to develop in the gifted child a richer
understanding of language and communication as opposed to merely
developing competence in language
usage."
Prof. Blank also believes that gifted
children have maximum opportunity
to develop their potential when they
associate with other gifted children.
"The gifted," he said, "need to be
challenged and engaged at their own
level, so I'm in favor of enrichment
centres in each school district where
the gifted can be brought together for
so many hours per week or for
specified periods of time.
"The centres don't have to be
schools specifically set aside for the
gifted. I think in terms of a mini-
school, a school within a school, where
the gifted have their own classes, but
interact socially with other students."
It also takes a special kind of
teacher to deal with  the gifted,  he
Going over curriculum materials to be used in pilot project for gifted children
in B.C.'s school system are, left to right: project consultant Clao Styron; Prof.
Stanley Blank, Faculty of Education, who heads the program; and graduate
students Michael Izen and Suzanne Kenney.
said. "The gifted are characterized by
a higher-than-average curiosity and
an enthusiasm for learning, which has
to be matched by similar characteristics on the part of the teacher.
"Teachers of the gifted also have to
have a relatively strong ego because in
many cases the students may be more
talented than the teacher. In addition
to patience, the teacher of the gifted
also requires a sense of humor, which
is a highly developed characteristic
amongst talented children."
Function differs
Prof. Blank says the teacher of the
gifted performs a different function in
the classroom than the teacher of normally intelligent children. They have
to have the ability to guide and direct
the student to the sources of
knowledge and to be able to work with
students on the basis of individualized
instruction.
"There are a restricted number of
things that can be carried on as group
activities with the gifted," he says.
"But one-to-one interaction is more
important because the individual differences among the gifted are greater
than the differences among students
in the population of the normally intelligent."
Prof. Blank is no stranger to working with the gifted and with teachers
of the gifted. For the past seven years
he has been working in Chilliwack on
enrichment programs that are now in
place for grades three through nine.
A few other school districts in B.C.
have started programs for the gifted,
some of them using materials already
on the market, others manufacturing
their own. Prof. Blank has worked
closely with most of the districts that
have started such programs and many
of the teachers working with the gifted
have obtained their training at UBC.
"There's certainly been a growing
concern for the needs of the gifted
over the last decade or so," Prof.
Blank said, "and almost every school
district in the province has done
something, even if it's only to establish
a committee to look into the problem."
What has been lacking so far is
uniformity, said Prof. Blank, and
many people who deal with the gifted
would maintain that uniformity is impossible in any case. "There is,
however, the possibility of uniformity
of approach. We can all start with an
agreed-upon approach and what happens after that will depend on the interaction between student and
teacher."
On a long-range basis, Prof. Blank
would like to see enrichment programs
developed for all school levels from
kindergarten to grade 12. "Why
shouldn't we have 'think tanks for
kids,' as well as centres of intellectual
challenge in the fine arts, music and
drama?" he said.
In the final analysis, he believes
there is a vast, untapped potential
among gifted children.
"In the past," he said, "we've tended to treat the gifted as though they
were an ordinary group of individuals
who had no special needs. In many
cases, even the gifted haven't been
aware of their own abilities and as a
result we've lost them as drop-outs.
"What we've really lost is a vital
resource, a resource for future leadership by a group of people who have
special talents and abilities. And we
need leadership as never before in all
spheres of our society, from the obvious ones such as government and
education to the performing and
creative arts.
"So I'm delighted that the provincial government has decided to fund
this project, which could have incalculable benefits for B.C. It's
especially heartening that they've
chosen to do it in the UN Year of the
Child, which places emphasis on
education."
Awards for
IYC images
A competition to promote cooperation? That sounds somewhat
self-defeating.
Yet for Herb Gilbert, organizer of
the competition and an associate professor in Fine Arts, it's just one way of
getting people interested in world problems .
Mr. Gilbert is offering three awards
of $200 each for visual images which
unite the two themes of world citizenship and the International Year of the
Child. He's looking for all art forms —
banners, posters, paintings,
sculptures, collage, photographs,
songs, mime, bumper stickers or
anything else that comes to mind.
The contest is open to all ages, and
two workshops have been planned in
conjunction with the Centre for
Continuing Education to get some
ideas going. The first workshop will be
held on Sunday (Feb. 18) from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 1, 800 Robson
St. where participants will explore the
meaning of the Year of the Child.
All contest entries will be displayed
in August at Robson Square in
downtown Vancouver.
Entries and enquiries can be
directed to 3765 West 3rd Ave.;
telephone 228-0432. UBCalendar
SUNDAY, FEB. 18
1:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents two musi-
cians who will introduce Turkish Music and Musical Instruments. Museum rotunda, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
2:30 p.m. RUGBY. UBC Thunderbirds vs. James Bay Rugby Club.
Thunderbird Stadium.
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Carole Farber,
Anthropology, University of Western Ontario, on Reflections in a Mirror: The Presentation of an Ontario
Town to Itself. 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents The Last Waltz. Admission $1 with
AMS card. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
MONDAY, FEB. 19
3:30 p.m. COMPUTING CENTRE. The first in a series of six lectures on Advanced MTS Commands and Files by Tony
Buck!and, Computing Centre. Room 443, Computer
Sciences Building.
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE SEMINAR. Prof. R.C.
Grinold, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, on A Model for Long Range University
Budget Planning Under Uncertainty. Room 328,
Angus.
3:45 p.m. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. D.
Worden, mechanical engineering graduate student,
UBC, on A Numerical Model for Predicting the Slamming Motion of Towed Barges. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building.
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. C. Astell,
Biochemistry, UBC, on Structure of the 3'-Terminus of
Autonomous Parvoviruses. Lecture Hall 3, I.R.C.
4:30 p.m. ZOO LOGY/PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. D.H.
Cohen, Physiology, University of Virginia, on The Functional Neuroanatomy of Conditioned Heart Rate
Change. Room 2449. Biological Sciences Building.
8:00 p.m. UBC COLLEGIUM MUSICUM directed by John
Sawyer performs Music from Italian courts c. 1500 and
England c. 1600 — Isaac, Arcadelt, Byrd and
Dowland. Recital Hall, Music Building.
IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Diane Van Alstyne,
Pediatrics, UBC, on Persistent Rubella Virus Infection.
Salons B and C, Faculty Club.
TUESDAY, FEB. 20
12:30 p.m. UBC HUMANITIES ASSOCIATION fourth in a series
of lectures on Religion and Literature. Dr. Arsenio
Pacheco, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC, on
Metaphysics and Poetry: A. Machado, An Agnostic in
Search of Faith. Room 2238, Buchanan Building.
BOTANY SEMINAR. Prof. Jack R. Harlan, Plant
Genetics, University of Illinois at Urbana, on Weeds for
All Seasons. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
1:30 p.m. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. Prof.
C. Y. Suen, Concordia University, on Automatic
Recognition of Hand Written Characters. Room 402,
Electrical Engineering Building.
MODERN CHEMICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR. Dr.
G.E. Styan on Technology Forecasting — The Scientist's Role. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
3:30 p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Prof. Jack R. Harlan will hold an
informal discussion on Aspects of Plant Domestication
and Agricultural Origins. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building.
OPTIMIZATION SEMINAR. Prof. F.H. Clarke,
Mathematics, UBC, on Hamiltonian Trajectories Having Prescribed Minimal Period. Room 203,
Mathematics Building.
ENGLISH COLLOQUIUM. James Gilhooley on "The
Cold Snows of a Dream": Yeat's Evocation of Hypnagogic Images. Fifth floor lounge, Buchanan Tower.
OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Dr. T.J. Simons,
C.C.I.W., Burlington, Ont., on Hydrodynamic Models
of Large Lakes. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES workshop
on The History of Exact Sciences continues with a series
of presentations on Ancient and Medieval Mechanics:
From Aristotle and Archimedes to Abu Sahl Al-Kuhi
by Prof. Len Berggren, Mathematics, SFU. Room 3252,
Buchanan Building.
4:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY RESEARCH SEMINAR. R.M.
Acheson, Chemistry, Oxford University, on Experiments
with 1-Methoxy and Other Indoles. Room 250,
Chemistry Building.
7:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY third of a weekly
seven-part series on Northwest Coast Indian Art, with
Peter Macnair, co-ordinator. Single lectures, $2.50 for
members; $3.50 for non-members. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21
12 noon PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. David R. Jones,
Zoology, UBC, on The Nervous Control of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Diving in
Birds and Mammals. Room 114, Block C, Medical
Sciences Building.
THE CHANGING WORLD series presented by the
UBC Centre for Continuing Education. Harriet
Critchley, Strategic Studies, Political Sciences, UBC, on
Arms Control and the Neutron Bomb. Robson Square
Theatre, corner of Robson and Hornby Sts., Vancouver.
12:30 p.m.    NOON-HOUR   CONCERT   with  Timothy   Oldroyd,
baritone. Recital Hall, Music Building.
PSYCHOLOGY   STUDENTS'   ASSOCIATION   lecture. Dr. John Yuille, Psychology, UBC, on Psychology
and Why It Is Not a Science. Room 110, Angus.
12:35 p.m. FREESEE FILM SERIES on The Human Journey.
This week's film is The Middle Years. Auditorium, SUB.
3:00 p.m. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR. Bob
Chester, chairman, Department of Reading Education,
UBC, on Needs Assessment Research in Reading. Room
1021, Scarfe Building.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 (Continued)
3:30 p.m.   APPLIED   PROBABILITY   AND   STATISTICS
Workshop. Prof. Donald G. Watts, Mathematics and
Statistics, Queen's University, on Estimating the Severity
of a Heart Attack. Room 223, Angus Building.
4:00 p.m. GEOPHYSICS SEMINAR. Dr. Mathew Yedlin,
Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, on The Source
Mechanisms of Earthquakes — Use of the Seismic Moment Tensor. Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy.
4:30 p.m. ECOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Steve Rothstein, Zoology,
University of California, Santa Barbara, on Egg Recognition: Parental Investment and Optimality in Birds.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
MEDICAL RESEARCH OPEN MEETING with Dr.
Rene Simard, president, Dr. Francis Rolleston, director.
Special Programs, and M.R.C. grantees and other interested individuals. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward I.R.C.
7:00 p.m. DUPLICATE BRIDGE. Informal game at the Faculty
Club. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to
participate. $1.75 per person includes refreshments. For
further information, call Steve Rettig at 228-4865.
THURSDAY, FEB. 22
11:30 a.m. BIOCHEMICAL DISEASES SEMINAR. Dr. E.
Ramirez on Ulcerative Colitis. Department of Population Pedatrics conference room, Children's Hospital, 250
W. 59th Ave.
12:10 p.m. THE NEW WORKING WOMAN. Last in the series on
Building a Career Through Volunteer Employment.
Isabel Kimmitt, Assistant Deputy Minister, director,
Community Services, Ministry of Health, on Volunteer
Experience as a Basis for Career Opportunity — Some
Personal Reflections. Women's Resources Centre, 1144
Robson St. For information, call 685-3934.
12:30 p.m.   ANIMAL RESOURCE ECOLOGY LECTURE. Prof.
Don Michael, Planning and Public Policy, University of
Michigan, on The New Competence: Embracing Error.
Room 2000, Biological Sciences Bldg.
ENERGY   ENGINEERING  SEMINAR.   R    Evans,
B.C.  Energy Commission, and T. Adams, Mechanical
Engineering, UBC, on Wood Waste Fuel Utilization in
B.C. Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
KOERNER    LECTURER.    Prof.   John   R.    Searle,
Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, on Intention and Action. Room 169, Curtis Building.
1:00 p.m.    FACULTY ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING.
Room 100, Mathematics Building.
3:30 p.m. APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR. Prof.
Richard Plant, Mathematics, University of California,
Davis, on Modelling Neuromuscular Control Systems:
Building on the Hodgkin-Huxley Theory. Room 203,
Mathematics Building.
ASIAN RESEARCH SEMINAR on Asians in Canada.
Dr. Eve Armentrout-Ma, Chinese American History Project, University of California, Davis, on The Politics of
the Disenfranchised: Chinese Immigrants' Reactions to
U.S. Government Pressures, 1893-1943. Room A-210,
Mechanical Engineering Annex A.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. M. Schick, University of
Washington, on Introduction to the Renormalisation
Group. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4:30 p.m. ZOOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. C.R. Taylor, Museum of
Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, on How Do
Muscles Work During Locomotion, or Do They? Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents Julia. Repeated Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Admission $1 with AMS card. Auditorium, SUB,
7:30 p.m. DIALOGUES IN DEVELOPMENT, sponsored by the
UBC Department of Continuing Education and CUSO,
presents Tanzania: The Struggle for Self-Reliance. Up
per Lounge, International House. Pre-registration recommended. For information, call 228-4886, days, or
261-4476, evenings.
THURSDAY, FEB. 22 (Continued)
8:00 p.m.    CENTRE    FOR    CONTINUING    EDUCATION
presents Dr. Theodore Roszak, professor of History and
Chairman of General Studies at California State University, Hayward, and author, in a lecture/discussion on
People/Planet: The Missing Link of Person hood. Lec-
M ture Hall 2, Woodward I.R.C. Admission, $4; students,
$3. Information 228-2181, local 261.
FRIDAY, FEB. 23
11:30 a.m.    DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE SEMINAR.Dr. M.
Towell, Centre for Developmental Medicine, UBC, on
Tissue PO2 in the Fetal Lamb Measured with the
Bessman-Schultz O2 Electrode. Centre for Developmental Medicine, 811 W. 10th Ave.
12:30 p.m. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES COMMITTEE Lecture in conjunction with the solar eclipse of
Feb. 26. Prof. Stephen Straker, History, UBC, on Watch
Your Retina! Observations of Solar Eclipses Since Antiquity and Some Consequences for the Modern Theory
of Vision. Room 201, Hennings Building.
CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF UKRAINIAN
STUDIES. Prof. Frances Swyripa on Perceptions of
Ukrainian Canadians in English-Language Works.
Room 2244, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m. SOIL SCIENCE SEMINAR. Dr. David Shackleton.
Animal Science, UBC, and Dr. Michael Pitt, Plant
Science, UBC, on California Bighorn Sheep Research.
Room 154, MacMillan Building.
JAPAN SEMINAR. Prof. H. Onishi, Visiting Professor
from Tokyo University, on Sesshu's Paintings. Room
102, Lasserre Building.
LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM. Carolyn Johnson,
Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC, on The Questionable Uses of Children's Questions: An Inquiry into
the Relation of Language Use to Language Form.
Room 2225, Buchanan Building.
COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM. Domenico
Ferrari. Computer Science, University of California,
Berkeley, on Characterizing a Workload for the Comparison of Interactive Services. Room 301, Computer
Sciences Building.
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. G.
Kennedy on Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer in
Freezing Soil-Water Systems. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building.
7:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY. UBC Thunderbirds vs. the University of
Saskatchewan. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
8:00 p.m. UKRAINIAN STUDIES SEMINAR. Frances Swyripa
on Perceptions of Ukrainian Canadians in English-
Language Works. Langara College.
FACULTY RECITAL. Paul Douglas, Baroque flute
and eight-keyed flute; Karen Rustad, recorder; Elizabeth
Olson, Barqoue flute; Nan Mackie, viola da gamba; and
Denella Sing, harpsichord and hammerfluegel, perform
Music of Hotteterre, Leclair, Naudot, Pleyel and
Donizetti. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:30 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs. the University
of Saskatchewan. War Memorial Gymnasium.
SATURDAY, FEB. 24
9:00 a.m. INTENSIVE WEEKEND IN FRENCH, offered
through the UBC Language Institute, at elementary to
advanced levels. Continues until 5 p.m. Sunday. J35 includes meals. Call 228-2181, local 285, for registration.
9:30 a.m. METRIC WORKSHOP. Will Dunlop. Metric Training
Coordinator, B.C. Ministry of Education, on You Too
Can Measure It Metrically: A Metric Familiarization
Seminar. Psychiatry Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences
Centre. For information, call the UBC Centre for Continuing Education, 228-2181, local 240.
2:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY weekly series of
films which influenced the Canadian documentary, introduced by Lucy Turner, visiting curator. This week's
film is In the Land of the War Canoes. Museum, 6393
Northwest Marine Dr. Free with museum admission.
7:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY. UBC Thunderbirds vs. University of
Saskatchewan. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
8:30 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs. University of
Saskatchewan. War Memorial Gymnasium.
VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
Saturday, Feb. 17
Dr.   Randall   Ivany,   Ombudsman,   Province  of  Alberta,  speaks on
Whither Goes the Ombudsman?
Saturday, Feb. 24
Prof.   Anne Treisman,   Psychology,   UBC,  on  The   Psychology  of
Perception and Thought.
Both lectures at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
UBC CALENDAR DEADLINES
Events in the week of
Feb. 25-March 3 Deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 15
March 4-March 10 Deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 22
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at
228-3131.
SPANISH AND FRENCH STUDY
Conversational French and Latin American Spanish are being offered
through the UBC Language Institute at on and off-campus locations.
Beginning Feb. 26, 12-session courses are available from beginners to
advanced levels. Beginning Feb. 21, a six-session plus one intensive
weekend course is offered in Spanish, and in French beginning Feb. 28.
Call the UBC Language Institute, 228-2181, local 285, for registration.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Morning sessions at off-campus locations are aimed at improving
spoken and written English. 12-session program begins Feb. 27;
16-session program begins March 5. Evening sessions of 12-week duration begin March 5 also. Call UBC Language Institute, 228-2181, local
285 for registration.
SKATING
Skate UBC spring session eight-week program begins Saturday, Feb.
24. Children and adults put into groups according to age and skill.
Skating lessons, $16. Power skating, $29. For further information, call
228-5995, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
GRADUATE STUDENT CENTRE
The Graduate Student Centre is now taking reservations for Christmas
1979 functions. Call 228-3202 for reservations.
EXHIBITS
An exhibition of the paintings of Gloria Masse, Claudia Headley and
Wendy Hamlin, three recent graduates from the B.F.A. program, will
be held from Monday, Feb. 19, until March 2; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., Monday through Friday. Art Gallery, Student Union Building.
An exhibition in celebration of hats and headgear, Headspace, is on
display until March 3. Fine Arts Gallery, Main Library. Tuesday to
Saturday; 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EXTENDED CARE HELPS
The residents of UBC's extended care unit in the Health Sciences Centre Hospital are offering their services to the University community.
The average age of the volunteers is 84, so the services they offer are
limited. If you have stapling, envelope filling, collating or other simple
tasks that you need help with, call Kathy Scalzo, director of rehabilitation, at 228-5487.
FINAL ORAL EXAMINATIONS FOR THE
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Listed below are scheduled final oral examinations for the degrees of
Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education at the University. Unless
otherwise noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies Examination Room on the second floor of the General Services
Administration Building. Members of the University community are
encouraged to attend the examinations, provided they do not arrive
after the examination has commenced.
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m.: J. PETER ROTHE, Educational Administration; An Exploration of Existential Phenomenology as an
Approach to Curriculum Evaluation.
Friday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m.: KAUSHIK D. MEISHERI, Phar
maceutical Sciences; Beta-Adrenoceptor-Induced Relaxation and
Cyclic Nucleotide Levels in Rat Uterus.

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