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 VOLUME    47
NUMBER     I 6
OCTOBER     |8,     2001
2 Academic freedom
Faculty, staff
express support
8 Silver lining
For long-time faculty, 25
years seems like yesterday THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
limber lost?   Instructor Amanda Li (left) steadies student Elizabeth Bennett on the uneven bars at a ubc gymnastics
class held at Osborne Gym. The class is one of many offered by the School of Human Kinetics as part of its
community outreach gym program. Offering classes for all ages, the program is the largest of its kind in B.C. dedicated
to non-competitive gymnastics. For more information call 604-822-0207. Richard Lam photo
Scholar's research guides
service for children, families
United Way program
supports first five years
by Hilary Thomson staffwriter
ubc's contribution to the United Way is usually measured in dollars, but for Health Care and Epidemiology Prof. Clyde Hertzman,
this year's donation is knowledge.
Hertzman has provided the organization with research data to
support Success By 6, a program
supported by United Way donors
that aims to strengthen early
childhood development services to
children up to age six and their
families throughout the Lower
"Dr. Hertzman's support has
been invaluable and his research
has made a clear case for the criti
cal importance of the first five
years of life to children's health,
well-being and coping skills," says
Sheila McFadzean who co-ordinates the project at United Way.
Hertzman investigates determinants of health and has worked with
the agency to develop a community
asset map that shows resources
available in Vancouver to support
children's healthy development.
The school board, health board
and community groups participated in the research that identifies where children up to age six
are living, what their learning
needs are and the extent of neighbourhood resources.
Hertzman's methodology is also
being used in other Lower Mainland communities and throughout
the province.
The data will help to inform the
expansion and improvement of
family resource programs and development of many new programs
in under-serviced communities,
says McFadzean.
"This was a very productive
community collaboration," says
Hertzman, director of Population
Health for the Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research. "The
United Way gains information from
us and we gain access to community agencies to conduct research."
"It's very encouraging that United Way has taken on the child welfare agenda with this project," he
ubc's United Way campaign total stands at $204,234. This year's
goal is $395,000. The campaign
continues to Oct. 31.
For more information, visit the
Web site at www.unitedway.ubc.ca.
International tuition
to keep up with costs
New scholarship programs
intended to help offset
increase for international
tuition fees for new international undergraduate students
will increase by 12 per cent starting
next summer.
The Board of Governors voted
in favour of raising tuition fees last
month following consultations
with student leaders.
"Fees for international students
have remained the same since 1996,"
says Neil Guppy, associate vice-president, Academic Programs. "We've
known these fees should be increased to bring them into line with
the current cost-of-living and the education price index — ubc's education-related costs. The 12 per cent increase is a catch-up."
The board also called for tuition
fees to be adjusted annually from
now on to reflect future increases
in ubc education-related costs.
The increase will ensure that
ubc continues to fully recover the
costs of educating international
undergraduate students, Guppy
The objective is consistent with
the university's commitment not
to use B.c. provincial government
grants to subsidize the education
of international undergraduates.
Once it takes effect, the 12 per
cent increase will bring tuition fees
up to the current full-cost level.
Currently, ubc's international
undergraduate students pay
$13,830 or $461 per credit. With the
increase, base tuition for all undergraduate, diploma programs and
some post-baccalaureate programs
will be $15,430 or $516 per credit
The new cost-of-living increases
will be implemented annually
starting in the summer of 2002 for
all international students enrolling
at that time.
International students already
enrolled at ubc prior to the summer of 2002 will pay $461 per credit for the summer 2002 and winter
2002/03 sessions, then $516 per
credit for the remainder of their
Guppy says that while the tuition fees are increasing, ubc has
recently introduced new scholarship programs for international
students. The new awards, some of
which are valued at up to $27,000
per year, are awarded on a combination of need and merit.
In addition, ubc is committed
to implementing stronger student
development and counselling
services for international students, and faculties are responding
to international student needs
with a variety of programs and initiatives, adds Guppy.
ubc had 886 international undergraduate students enrolled last
Eight Irish bards featured
in week-long mini-festival
by Michelle Cook staff"
"irish writers learn your trade,"
urged William Butler Yeats.
For a week this month, the ubc
community will have the opportunity to meet some of Yeats' compatriots who have taken the great
Irish poet's advice to heart.
Eight eminent contemporary
Irish writers, scholars and literary
critics will read from their work
and discuss their writing as "writers in residence" on campus from
Oct. 22-27.
The group, which includes Ulster poets Michael Longley, Gerald
Dawe, Paul Muldoon and Ciaran
Carson, novelist Dermot Healy,
critics Robert Welch and Edna
Longley and playwright Thomas
Kilroy, belong to a generation of
writers who came to literary maturity in the 1960s and '70s.
Muldoon is currently the Oxford
Professor of Poetry at Princeton
University, considered the top position of its kind in the world.
"These are writers who have
learned their trade, but are still
writing, publishing and achieving
their laurels," says English Prof.
John Wilson Foster, who organized
the Irish group's visit to ubc.
"Their visit will be an opportunity
to hear their poems spoken. We've
also invited writers to talk about
their work in a cultural context, including the climate of civil unrest in
Northern Ireland and the literary
creativity it has produced."
see Bards page 2 UBC     REPORTS
Faculty, staff echo
academic freedom
As individual faculty members, instructors or staff members working at the University of British Columbia, we strongly endorse the
ubc administration's support of
academic freedom.
Our colleague, Dr. Sunera
Thobani, like any faculty member,
has the right to express her views
on the effects of American foreign
policy and globalization.
Informed and critical discussion
of issues arising from the events of
Sept. 11 needs to take place on campus and in the community without
censorship or intimidation.
The brief remarks extracted
from Dr. Thobani's speech were
taken out of context, and she is
certainly not the first or only person to express this critique.
We commend Dr. Thobani for
having the courage to make a public contribution to this important
Prof. Ashok Aklujkar, Asian Studies;
Asst. Prof. Lenora Angeles, scarp,
Women's Studies; Asst. Prof. Karen
Bartlett, Occupational and
Environmental Hygiene; Sadhu
Binning Asian Studies; Fay Blaney,
Women's Studies; Prof. Peter
Boothroyd scarp; Prof
Mandakranta Bose, Institute of Asian
Research Women's Studies; Prof.
Susan Boyd, Law; Yvonne Brown,
Teacher Education; Asst Prof. Ruth
Buchanan, Law; Asst. Prof. Shauna
Butterwick, Educational Studies;
Green College invites applications from members of the UBC
community to hold an interdisciplinary thematic lecture series during
the 2002-2003 academic year The series can be on any
interdisciplinary theme, and should consist of eight lectures over the
period September 2002 to March 2003.The organizers will edit an
anthology to be published in The Green College Thematic Lecture
Series.The College will support travel expenses of invited lecturers,
and publication. Wherever possible, applicants should seek co-
sponsorship ofthe series with other relevant bodies.
Applications must include the following:
1. Title ofthe series and a list of proposed speakers and topics.
2. A budget that estimates the total cost of least expensive
excursion airfares for all invited speakers. (Speakers will be
accommodated at Green College. No honoraria will be offered.)
3. Actual or potential co-sponsors.
One or two lecture series will be funded. Questions about this
program should be directed to Carolyn Andersson, Event
Coordinator Email: cmtander@interchange.ubc.ca.
Send completed applications by no later than Jan. 3 1,2002 to:
The Academic Committee, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T IZI
Assoc. Prof Gillian Creese,
Anthropology and Sociology; Prof.
Robert DeWreede, Botany; Catherine
Edwards, Pacific Educational Press;
Prof. Susanna Egan, English; Angela
Fleury Women's Studies; Prof.
Anthony Glass, Botany; Asst. Prof
Mona Gleason, Educational Studies;
Prof. John Grace, Chemical
Engineering Prof. Sherrill Grace,
English; Prof. Sneja Gunew, Women's
Studies, English; Assoc. Prof. Ronald
Hatch; Assoc. Prof. Tineke Hellwig
Asian Studies, Women's Studies;
Marsha Henry, Women's Studies;
Prof. Nicholas Hudson, English; Prof.
Graham Johnson, Anthropology and
Sociology; Patricia Kachuk,
Anthropology and Sociology; Assoc.
Prof. Arminee Kazanjian, Health Care
and Epidemiology; Assoc. Prof.
Deirdre Kelly, Educational Studies;
Prof. Susan Kennedy, Health Care and
Epidemiology; Jennifer Klenz, Botany;
Keiho Kozumi, Asian Studies; Huimin
Lin, Asian Studies; Ann McKinnon,
Women's Studies; William
McMichael Language And Literacy
Education; Shelley Moore, Women's
Studies; Marina Morrow, Women's
Studies; Catherine Nelson-
McDermott, English; Assoc. Prof.
Bonnie Norton, Language And
Literacy Education; Assoc. Prof.
Sharalyn Orbaugh Asian Studies,
Women's Studies; Asst. Prof. Stephen
Petrina, Curriculum Studies; Prof.
Geraldine Pratt, Geography; Prof.
Jerilyn Prior, Endocrinology; Prof.
Valerie Raoul, Women's Studies,
French; Assoc. Prof. Leslie Roman,
Educational Studies; Ellen Rosenberg
Botany; Assoc. Prof. Becki Ross,
Anthropology and Sociology, Women's
Studies; Assoc. Prof. Maureen Ryan,
Fine Arts; Dorothy Seaton, Women's
Studies; Prof. Peter Seixas,
Curriculum Studies; Prof. Veronica
Strong-Boag Educational Studies,
Women's Studies; Assoc. Prof.
Catherine Swatek, Asian Studies;
Sandra Taylor, Earth and Ocean
Sciences; Anona Thorne, Health Care
and Epidemiology; Fumiko WataL
Asian Studies; Prof. Lorraine Weir,
English; Prof. Claire Young Law
Continued from page l
Foster, who is the 2001 Peter
Wall Institute Distinguished
Scholar in Residence, had the idea
of bringing Irish writers to campus
when friend and poet Michael
Longley recited a poem at Foster's
Vancouver wedding which kept
the guests spellbound.
English Dept. head Prof. Sherrill Grace says ubc's international reputation in Irish literature
and studies makes it a natural
destination for some of today's
most acclaimed Irish writers.
"We're always interested in
bringing writers to campus," says
Grace. "Students don't always realize its timeliness, but it's important for young people to see that
literature is a living thing in the
world, that it's not dead.
"When they meet living writers
from their own country and others, they are exposed to what's
happening in the world — history,
politics, racism, tolerance — the
basic issues that are an important
part ofthe learning process."
Event sponsors include Green
College, the Peter Wall Institute for
Advanced Studies, Dal Grauer Lectures, and the British Consul.
more information
Call Foster at 604-822-0203, the
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced
Studies at 604-822-4539 or visit
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Herbal lore part of
students' training
Civil Engineering Prof. Nemkumar Banthia (left) and Ian Sturrock, an engineer from the B.C. Ministry of
Transportation, inspect the underside of a 46-year-old bridge near Duncan B.C. sprayed with a revolutionary fibre-
reinforced polymer coating. The coating, developed by Banthia, is designed to repair and double the strength of bridge
decks for half the cost of traditional repair methods. Civil Engineering Dept. photo
Spray strengthens structures
Application prevents corrosion and contamination
by Michelle Cook staffwriter
sor is testing a revolutionary polymer spray that is expected to
double the strength of aging bridges at half the cost of traditional repair techniques.
Prof. Nemkumar Banthia developed the high performance fibre reinforced polymer (frp) spray being
used on Safe Bridge near Duncan.
He and a team of ubc students
and researchers, with engineers
from the B.C. transportation ministry, applied the spray to the 46-
year-old bridge over a period of
five days. The ministry committed
$60,000 to test the new technology on the six-metre bridge with a
view to using it for future infrastructure repairs.
The spray coating, composed of
separate components of fibre and
polymer applied at high-speed, is a
novel structural rehabilitation
technique designed to protect the
bridge's concrete girders from
corrosion, increase the structure's
longevity and protect it against
seismic damage.
"The spray application was very
successful," says Banthia. "After the
facelift, the bridge should be twice
as strong and be able to absorb
three times as much energy during
an earthquake."
With its new frp coating, Safe
Bridge is now a "smart" bridge. Both
the structure itself and the polymer
coating carry fibre-optic sensors that
transmit data by the Internet. These
signals will help Banthia and his
team to monitor the coat's effectiveness from campus.
The data will also allow engineers to study the bridge's performance in an earthtjuake and,
afterwards, use the sensors to assess any damage to the bridge.
In lab tests against existing repair techniques, the frp spray
coating proved to be the strongest
method of bridge deck repair.
The technique is estimated to
cost half the amount of traditional
steel jacketing and a third less than
fibre-reinforced polymer jacketing.
Unlike steel jacketing, which
corrodes over time, frp spray will
not corrode, adding to long-term
cost savings, but Banthia explains
that the real savings will be in the
minimized repair times and traffic
The versatile repair technique
lets the user control the fibre content making it ideal for re-fitting
other construction surfaces such
as steel and timber, and customizing the repairs on any structure.
Besides strengthening, frp
spray can be used to prevent corrosion in high chloride environments
such as the Hibernia oil drilling
It can also be used to protect
water supplies from contamination by creating an impermeable
lining for containers like hog waste
manure tanks.
The frp spray and application
technique was developed in conjunction with Intelligent Sensing
for Innovative Structures (isis)
Canada, a Network of Centres of
Excellence program headquartered
at the University of Manitoba.
Pharmacists learn quality,
effectiveness of alternative
medicines to help patients
make informed decisions
by Hilary Thomson staffwriter
these and other herbal supplements are often regarded as harmless, but Pharmaceutical Sciences
students are learning that natural
doesn't always equal safe.
Taken for everything from arthritis to depression, herbal medications are used by about 33 per
cent of Canadians according to a
survey done this year and sponsored by the Nonprescription Drug
Manufacturers Association of Canada (ndmac).
Many of these products are
bought at pharmacies.
"The risks associated with herbal supplements can be significant,"
says Pharmaceutical Sciences instructor Lynda Eccott who, with
colleague Kath MacLeod, developed an elective course called Alternative Medicines in Pharmacy
"That's why it's so important for
our students to be prepared to
counsel patients so they can make
informed decisions about these
products. Patients may be self-
diagnosing a condition that should
be under doctor's supervision, so
it's critical that pharmacists ask
the right questions."
The primary risks associated
with herbal medicines are lack of
quality and inappropriate use, says
Because many of these products
are sold as food supplements
rather than drugs, they are currently unregulated so content can
vary widely.
For example, of 10 different St.
John's Wort products tested, seven
did not meet label claims according
to a 1999 study published by pharmaceutical and health products
company Wampole Canada Inc.
In addition, there is a lack of information on product labels about
dosage or potential side effects.
"Clearly, people are buying these
products on blind faith," says Eccott. She adds that many people
overuse the products because they
are perceived as completely safe.
Students are taught to help patients decide if a herbal medication is appropriate for their condition and how to choose the best
quality product.
They also offer advice about
dose and duration of therapy and
encourage patients to report side
Other issues include direct toxicity, where herbs may have been
adulterated with a harmful substance.
Negative herb-drug interactions, whether the patient is using
prescription or over-the-counter
drugs, can also be a problem and
underlines the need for consultation with a trained health-care
professional, says Eccott.
For example, serious negative
interactions can occur when
blood-thinning agents such as
aspirin are taken with herbs that
act in the same way such as ginseng, garlic or feverfew.
Pharmacists need to increase
their profile in this area of expertise
and make themselves more accessible to the consumers, says Eccott.
The ndmac survey estimated
that consumers use pharmacists
and physicians only 10 per cent of
the time for herbal product information and that they usually are
guided by advice offered by family,
friends or health books.
Charles A. McDowell: first-rate all the way
Charles McDowell, former head of
the Chemistry Dept. died last
month. One of ubc's most prestigious research prizes, the Charles A.
McDowell Award for Excellence in
Research, is named in his honour.
by Prof. Michael C.L. Gerry
WITH   THE   PASSING   of CA.   Mc-
Dowell, ubc lost one ofthe giants
of its history.
Charles McDowell was head of
the Chemistry Dept. from 1955
until 1981.
When he arrived the department was small, with about a dozen faculty, and was housed in one
building, the oldest on the campus.
Research was only a minor part of
the enterprise.
His vision, and his greatest
achievement, were to create a vital,
modern department, first class in
both teaching and research. He realized in particular that the greatness of a university is set by its research achievements.
He was the right man at the
right time. Through his initiative,
four new wings were built. Two
were for undergraduate teaching,
and two were for research.
He hired people — lots of them —
and was especially good at it. In
terms of faculty numbers, ubc had at
one time one of the largest chemistry departments in North America.
A dozen of the faculty he hired
have become fellows of the Royal
Society of Canada.
He realized, too, that to meet his
vision the department had to have
first-rate support facilities, with
first-rate staff.
He created some ofthe best sup-
port facilities of any Chemistry department anywhere. They remain
to this day, and are a major factor in
recruiting outstanding new faculty.
His own research was in physical chemistry including many
branches of it: gas phase chemical
kinetics, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron
spin resonance and photoelectron
He received many honours, the
highest of which was the Order of
During his last two years as
head he became very ill with Guil-
lain-Barre syndrome which left
him in a wheelchair.
Through both courage and determination he returned to ubc as
Charles McDowell, 1918-2001
University Professor, and resumed
his research career, which he continued until shortly before his
death. For this, and for his achievements, he will long be remembered.
Chemistry Prof. Michael Gerry was
a friend and long-time colleague of
Charles McDowell. UBC     REPORTS
UBC Legacy Games
Day OfThe Longboat.Jericho Sailing
Centre from 8am-4pm. Entry fee $10-
$215. To register, call 604-822-1688.
Peter Wall Distinguished
Scholar Symposium
Irish Writers Symposium. Various
speakers. University Centre 307,
Green College, Thea Koerner House
from aoam to 5pm. Continues to Oct.
27. Visit www.pwias.ubc.ca under
events. Call 604-822-0203.
India and South Asia
Research Seminar
South Asian Studies And Diaspora
Studies In St. Petersburg (Russia). Igor
Kotin, u of St. Petersburg, ck Choi
Conference Room from i-2:3opm. Call
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Conformational Order In Oligomers
And The Quest For The Folded Mac-
romolecules. Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore, u
of Illinois. Chemistry B-250 from
i2:45-i:45pm. Refreshments at
12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.
Valuing The Earth: Environmental
Ethics And The Religious Nature Of
Science. Prof. Loren Wilkinson, Interdisciplinary Studies, Regent College.
Buchanan B Penthouse from 4-
5:15pm. Refreshments. Call
Green College Speaker Series
What Is At Stake In Comparative
Analysis Of Asian Canadian And
Asian American Literary Studies?
Guy Beauregard, u of California.
Green College at 5pm. Reception,
Coach House from 6-6:3opm. Call
Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-
Mass Spectrometer Manufacturers.
sub 214/216 from 8:20am-4pm. Call
Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium
dhi/avo Analysis Best Practices: A
Worldwide Analysis 2001-2002. Kurt
Rudolph, Exxon Mobil. GeoSciences
330-A from i2noon-ipm. Call 604-
Conservation Biology Seminar
Colonizing Carnivores, Naive Prey,
And Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinctions: What's The Relevance To Contemporary Conservation? Joel Berger,
Wildlife Conservation Society. For-
Sciences 1221 from 2-3pm. Call
Biotechnology Lab Gairdner
Foundation Lectureship
How Do G Protein-Coupled Receptors Rule The Mind? Bertil Hille,
Physiology and Biophysics, u of
Washington. BioSciences 2000 from
]2noon-ipm. Refreshments. Call
Institute Of Applied
Mathematics Seminar
Mathematical Modelling Of Thermal
Damage In Human Tissues. Prof. Susan Baldwin, Chemical and Biological
Engineering, Klinck 301 from 3~4pm.
Call 604-822-4584.
St. John's College Speaker Series
Origins OfThe 1951 Convention Of
Refugees. Prof. Claudena Skran, Lawrence u. St.John's College 1080 from 5-
6:30pm. Call 604-822-8781.
Thematic Lecture
Apology And Forgiveness As Bargaining Commodities. Richard Birke, College of Law, Willamette u. Green
College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.
Member Speaker Series
Life At The Top: How And Why Songbirds Breed Over Wide Elevation Gradients. Heather Bears, Zoology. Green
College at 7:45pm. Call
St. John's College Speaker Series
Prospects OfThe Canada-China Economic Relations. Song Youming, Chinese Consul General. St.John's
College Fairmont Social Lounge from
8-9:3opm. Call 604-822-8781.
Co-ordinate Regulation Of Gene Exchange And Motility In Rhodobacter
Capsulatus. Andrew Lang, Beatty Lab.
Wesbrook 100 from i2:30-i:3opm. Call
The Politics Of Islamic Fundamentalism And Human Rights. Prof. M.
Maznah, Institute of Asian Research.
ck Choi Conference 120 from 12:30-
2pm. Call 604-822-4688.
Orthopedic Grand Rounds
Recon Division Orthopedic Manifestations Of Hemophilia. Dr. Marvin
Gilbert, Mount Sinai Hospital, vgh,
Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am.
Call 604-875-4192.
Dumpster Painting Contest
Dumpsters In Colour, sub lower plaza
from ioam-2pm. Call 604-822-9456.
Festival Of Fall Colours
Drop And Swap, sub lower plaza
from ioam-2pm. Bring and trade used
items. Call 604-822-9456.
Physics Colloquium
Climate: Prediction And Variability.
William Hsieh, Earth and Ocean Sciences. Hennings 318 at i2noon. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3116.
Wednesday Noon Hours
Bellini, Schubert, Tchaikovsky And
Debussy. Dale Thrones, voice; Suzanne Klukas, piano. Music Recital
Hall at i2noon. $4. Call 604-822-5574.
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professorships
Was The Polis A State Or A Stateless
Society? Prof. Mogens Herman
Hansen, Copenhagen Polis Centre.
Buchanan D-239 at 1pm. Call 604-
Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar
Movies: Cell Biology And Ovulation. Dr.
Nelly Auersperg. bc Women's Hosp.
2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.
Chemical And Biological
Engineering Seminar
A Computer Model Of Endometiral
Thermal Ablation For Treatment Of
Menorrhagia. Daniel Reinders.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 604-
Law And Society
The (Inexorable?) Growth Of Large
Law Firms. Marc Galanter, u of Wisconsin-Madison. Green College at
5pm. Call 604-822-1878.
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professorships
Fireside Chat: The City-State In World
History. Prof. Mogens Herman
Hansen, Copenhagen Polis Centre.
ICICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Basic Concepts In Object-Oriented
Programming. Kristen Nygaard, u of
Oslo, cicsr/cs 208 from 4-5:3opm.
Call 604-822-6894.
Physics Colloquium
Karl Erdman, Ebco. Hennings 201 at
4pm. Call 604-822-3853.
The Myanmar Way: Burman Cultural
Values, Authoritarian Rule And The
Tensions Of Globalization. Bruce
Matthews, Comparative Religion,
Acadia u. ck Choi 129 from 4:30-6pm.
Call 604-822-4688.
Grand Rounds
bc Hepatitis Prevention And Care
Program. Mel Krajden, virologist, bc
Centre for Disease Control. Mather
253 from 9-ioam. Call 604-822-2772.
Fisheries Seminar
Study Of Phytoplankton Ecology In
Ambon Bay. Tonny Wagey, Oceanography. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room
from liam-ipm. Call 604-822-2731.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Getting The Message: Sensory Axon
Regeneration In The Spinal Cord.
Asst. Prof. Matt Ramer. irc #3 from
i2noon-ipm. Call 604-822-2052.
Japan's Optical Industry During The
1920s, 1930s, And The Post-wwn Era.
Jeff Alexander. History, ck Choi 120
from i2:30-i:3opm. Call 604-822-4688.
Occupational and
Environmental Hygiene Seminar
Teacher Health And Safety. Lynne
Sinclair, British Columbia Teachers'
Federation. BioSciences 2321 from
i2:30-i:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.
Geography Colloquium
Hospice And The Spatial Paradoxes
Of Terminal Care. Michael Brown, u
of Washington. Geography 212 from
3-4pm. Refreshments. Call
Cecil And Ida Green Lecture
Direct Democracy: Ancient And
Modern. Prof. Mogens Herman
Hansen, director, Copenhagen Polis
Centre, irc #2 at 8:15pm. Call
Pacific Spirit Concert
Liszt In Italy. Andrea Padova, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 3pm. $20 adults;
$10 seniors/students. Call
Music At The Chan. Kronos Quartet.
Chan Centre at 8pm. $25-$45 adults;
$i8-$38 seniors/students. Call Ticket-
master at 604-280-3311 or
Prokofiev's Wartime Sonatas Nos. 6
And 8 To Support The Relief Efforts
In New York. Robert Silverman, Alexander Korsantia, piano. Music Recital
Hall at i2noon. By donation. Call
IAM-PIMS Distinguished
Colloquium Series
Spectral Methods For Discontinuous
Problems. Prof. David Gottlieb, Brown
u. Klinck 301 from 3-4pm. Call 604-
Thematic Lecture
Beyond adr: A Systems Approach To
Conflict Management. Jennifer Lynch,
president, pdg Personnel Direction
Group Inc. Green College at 5pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
Creative Aging Through The Arts:
The Aesthetics Of Later Life. Pamela
Brett-MacLean. Green College at
7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878.
Ras Signals The Way To Multicellulari-
ty. RasC Mediates Dictyostelium Aggregative Development Through Activation Of Adenylyl Cyclase And pkb.
James Lim, Weeks Lab. Wesbrook 100
from l2:30-i:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.
Lectures in Modern Chemistry
Controlling Molecular Motion: Let
The Molecule Do The Thinking. Prof.
Herschel Rabitz, Princeton u. Chemistry B-250 from i2:45-i:45pm.
Refreshments available at 12:30pm.
Call 604-822-3341.
Green College Speaker Series
Red Serge, Grey Suits, Blue Skies And
A Black Cloud: Some Thoughts On
The Hughes Report. Philip Stenning.
Criminology, u of Toronto. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Coach House
from 6-6:3opm. Call 604-822-1878.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Rheumatology, tba. vgh, Eye Care
Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call
Wednesday Noon Hours
Brahms: Sextet In G Major, Op 36.
Borealis String Quartet; David Harding, viola; Eric Wilson, cello. Music
Recital Hall at i2noon. $4. Call
Lecture Series
Shauna Butterwick, Educational
Studies, Research in Women's Studies
and Gender Relations. Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations at i2noon. Call
Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar
The Effect Of Molecular Cytogenetics
On Advances In Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Dagmar Kalousek, Pathology.
bc Women's Hospital 2N35 from 2-
3pm. Call 604-875-3108.
Physics Colloquium
Halloween On Mars. Jaymie Matthews, Physics and Astronomy. Hennings 318 at i2noon. Refreshments.
Call 604-822-3116.
UBC Young Alumni Network
Murder Mystery. Cecil Green Park
House from 7:30-io:3opm. $20.
Refreshments. To register, visit
www.alumni.ubc.ca. E-mail
aluminfo@alumni.ubc.ca. Call
Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquia
Oxidation-Reduction In The Earth:
What Old Cars And The Lower Mantle Have In Common. Catherine Mc-
Cammon, Bayerisches Geoinstitut u.
GeoSciences 330-A from i2noon-ipm.
Call 604-822-5406.
E.S. Woodward Lecture Series
The Impact OfThe Internet On The
Economy. Prof. Richard Freeman,
Economics, Harvard u. Lasserre 104
from i2:30-i:3opm. Call 604-822-4129.
Conservation Biology Seminar
Amphibian Declines Due To Disease:
Implications Of Physiological Ecology
For Conservation Biology. Cindy
Carey, u of Colorado. ForSciences 1221
from 2-3pm. Call 604-822-9695.
Physics Colloquium
Carson Chow, Mathematics, u of
Pittsburgh. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
Computer Science
Invited Speaker Seminar
Computing With Life. Tom Knight,
mit Artificial Intelligence Lab. cicsr/
cs 208 from 4-5:3opm. Refreshments.
Call 604-822-0557.
Policy Issues In
Post-Secondary Education
Choice InThe bc Post-Secondary
Education System. Jim Wright, director, Private Post-Secondary Education
Commission; Nick Rubidge, president, College ofthe Rockies. Green
College at 4:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.
Occupational And
Physical Therapy Info Night
School Of Rehabilitation Sciences.
irc # 5/6 from 5-7pm. Call
The ubc Reports Calendar lists university-related or university-sponsored events
on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland. Calendar items must
be submitted on forms available from the ubc Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Phone: 604-UBC-iNFO
(604-822-4636). Fax: 604-822-2684. An electronic form is available at www.
publicaffairs.ubc.ca. Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space. Deadline for the Nov. 1 issue of
ubc Reports—which covers the period Nov. 4 to Nov. 17—is noon, Oct. 23. UBC     REPORTS      |      OCTOBER     li
School of Nursing
Marion Woodward Lecture
Cancer And The Family: Lessons
Learned From Children And Adolescents. Dr. Frances m. Lewis, u of
Washington, irc #2 from 7-8pm.
Refreshments, reception. Call 604-
Peter Wall Institute
Exploratory Workshop
Reparations For Historical Injustices.
Various speakers. University Centre
307 from gam-5pm. Continues Nov. 3.
Call 604-822-4837.
Grand Rounds
Consumer Reporting For Adverse
Reactions For Drugs And Medical
Devices. Colleen Fuller. Mather 253
from 9-ioam. Call 604-822-2772.
Chalmers Institute
Introduction To Centering Prayer.
Rev. Christopher Page, St. Philip's
Church, vst 105 from g:3oam-4pm.
$100; $90 group; $50 seniors. Refreshments, lunch. To register, visit
www.vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.
Fisheries Seminar
The Regulation Of Population Abundance In Lacustine Rainbow Trout.
Eric Parkinson, bc Ministry of Fisheries. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from
nam-ipm. Call 604-822-2731.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Genome-Wide Expression Analysis In
S. Cerevisiae During Wine Ferment.
Prof. Hennie Van Vurren, Food Biotechnology, irc #3 from i2noon-ipm.
Call 604-822-2052.
Occupational And Environmental
Hygiene Seminar
Effects Of Globalization On Worker
Health And Safety. Garrett Brown,
American Industrial Hygiene Association Sweatshop Task Force. Scarfe 100
from i2:30-i:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.
Geography Colloquium
Working At The Borders Of Imperialism: Filipina Domestic Workers And
Hierarchies Citizenship. Geraldine
Pratt. Geography 212 from 3-4pm.
Refreshments. Call 604-822-2663.
Mathematics Colloquium
erdos Magic. Prof. Joel Spencer, New
York u. Math 100 at 3pm. Refreshments
Math Annex 1115. Call 604-822-2666.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
The Virtues Of Violence: Gladiators,
The Arena, And The Roman System
Of Values. Prof. Kathleen Coleman,
Harvard u. irc #2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-
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UBC   UBC Board of Governors
J UBC Senate
Call for Nominations
Two positions on the ubc Board of Governors, and 10
at-large positions on the ubc Senate, will be available for
representatives of full-time faculty members.
These are elected positions and nomination forms are
available at Enrolment Services, Brock Hall, 2016 - 1874
East Mall, ubc.
For further information, or to download nomination
forms, please visit http://students.ubc.ca/events/
Nominations must be received by Enrolment Services no
later than 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001.
The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia invites application and nomination for the
position of Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies. This is a part-time position expected to
be filled by an internal candidate and is available Dec. 1, 2001.
The incumbent will report to the Senior Associate Dean, Research, Planning and Health Care System
and through the Associate Dean, is accountable to the Faculty Executive Committee and the Faculty.
Responsibilities include: Faculty-Wide - provide leadership in assuring excellence in the training of
fom graduate students at all geographic sites of graduate training including partner hospitals and on
the Point Grey Campus; provide leadership in working with government and community partners to
enhance health research at ubc; lead, in partnership with the Senior Associate Dean and Assistant
Deans Research, in the integration ofthe research effort at all sites, in other faculties at ubc, and with
other research universities in order to achieve maximal synergy of effort; maintain the Faculty grants
approval process and central monitoring of grant applications and approve, on behalf of Faculty (with
delegation to appropriate Assistant Dean) all research grants submitted to granting agencies. Point
Grey Campus (excluding ubc Hospital) - provide leadership and be the key FOMrepresentative in developing the new Life Sciences Centre, and work with other research leaders to maximize the research effectiveness from this new development; represent the views of researchers on the Point Grey
campus in all appropriate forums; oversee the planning allocation (in consultation with Department
Heads) and utilization of ubc fom research space on the Point Grey campus including maintaining
data on space inventory, utilization and maintenance; work with the Vice-President, Research, ubc
to enhance resources available for research.
ubc hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should be directed by Nov. 15, 2001 to:
Dr. David McLean, md, frcpc University of British Columbia
Senior Associate Dean Rm. 317, Instructional Resources Centre
Research, Planning & Health Care System 2194 Health Sciences Mall
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ubc. 4103 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, bc, V6R 2H2. Call or fax
Elegant accommodation in Point
Grey area. Minutes to ubc. On
main bus routes. Close to shops
and restaurants. Includes TV, tea
and coffee making, private
phone/fridge. Weekly rates avail.
Call 604-222-3461. Fax
HOUSE Five suites avail, for academic visitors to ubc only. Guests
dine with residents and enjoy college life. Daily rate $60 plus $14/
day for meals Sun.-Thurs. Call
604-822-8660 for more information and availability.
affordable fully-equipped suite
right on campus. Spacious one br
suites with kitchen, balcony, tv
and telephone. Ideal for visiting
lecturers, colleagues and families.
2001 rates from $H9/night.  ubc
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GUEST ROOMS Private rooms
on campus forvisitors to ubc on
academic business. Private bath,
double bed, telephone, tv, fridge,
in-room coffee. Dinner five days
per week. Breakfast seven days
per week. Competitive rates. Call
for information and availability
University Centre. Residence offering superior hotel or kitchenette style rooms and suites. All
rooms have private bath, queen
bed, voice mail, cable tv and
Internet-linked PC. Beautiful view
of sea and mountains. For rates
and reservations www.pwias.
ubc.ca. Call 604-822-4782.
THEOLOGY Affordable accommodation or meeting space near the
Chan Centre and moa. 17 modestly
furnished rooms with hall bath are
avail. Daily rates starting at $36.
Meals or meal plans are avail, in the
school cafeteria. For more information call 604-822-9031 or
CAMILLA HOUSE in Kitsilano
area, furnished suites or rooms avail.
Kitchen and laundry facilities. Close
to main bus routes, shopping and
dining. Weekly and monthly rates
avail. Call 604-737-2687.
GREY heritage home. Two and a
half bath, small garden, five min. to
ubc.Jan. 1 tojuly 10. $2,40o/mo.
plus util. Incl. ancient cat. n/s, n/p.
E-mail ward@interchange.
ubc.ca. Call 604-224-5207.
chalet on idyllic Mayne Island (Gulf
Islands). Furnished, all appliances,
w/w carpets, three br, two bath,
Jacuzzi, f/p, tv, rumpus room. Lease,
ref. $75o/mo. Walk to ferry. See
portfolio or view by appt. Call or fax
br condo in Bristol Hampton Place
avail. Nov.-Jan. flexible dates. Incl.
six appliances, u/g parking, exercise
facilities and deluxe amenities. Suitable for n/s adults. $1,650/010. incl.
util. and cable. Call 604-228-0920.
four br house for rent Nov.-Dec. (near
33rd and Main St.). House is fully furnished. $i,40o/mo. and util. E-mail
uli@arts.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-0978
(office) or 604-324-4412 (home).
FOR RENT Fully furnished home in
beautiful White Rock. Three br, three
bath, office, l/r, d/r, f/r, lovely
landscaped yard. Close to shopping,
easy commute to Vancouver. Dec.
26-Mar. 31. $i,70o/mo. plus util.
E-mail hlogan@telus.net. Call/fax
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Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Ads must be accompanied by payment
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Kits location incl. computer, cable,
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604-734-4757 or 604-736-5367.
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exclusive neighbourhood. Near buses
and restaurants. Comfortable rooms
with tv and private bath. Full breakfast. Reasonable rates, n/s only
please. Web site www.bbcanada.
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Vancouver. We are both recent master's degree graduates who need a
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to mid-April 2002. Ifyou are in need of
our careful, considerate and grateful
service, please call Sarah 604-221-6273.
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Hodgson (physician), for appointment call 604-222-2273 (222-CARE).
Dr. Charles Borton (dentist), please
call 604-838-6684 (604-83-TOOTH).
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keys. 4465 W. 10th Ave. (Sasamat
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students. Call 604-224-3615.
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projects. For a free design catalogue
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Earthquake Research Facility
Friday, Oct. 26th
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Cedars Room, Ponderosa Building, 2071 West Mall
To present and review the schematic design for the Earthquake
Research facility proposed for the south side ofthe High Head lab
at 2225 East Mall. The project is 2 storeys with total floor area of
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This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing assistive listening devices, captioning, or information on alternate media should contact Deborah Mac Donald at 822-
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is required, please contact Deborah Mac Donald.
Free parking will be available in the West Parkade. Please pick up a parking pass after the meeting
in order to exit the Parkade without charge.
Questions or for further info: John Percy, 604-822-8248 or Jim Carruthers, 604-822-0469, UBC
Campus Planning & Development.
Presented by the B.C. Regional Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group
Thursday, Oct. 25 at the
Student Union Building (sub), ubc, Rm 214/216
Please register (no charge) by Oct. 23 via e-mail (eigen@chem.ubc.ca) or fax (Guenter Eigendorf,
program: Presentations by international mass spectrometer manufacturers about their
latest instrumentation and analytical techniques.
8:20   Introduction (F. Abbott, G. Eigendorf, ubc)
8:30   thermo-finnigan: Advances in Bio-organic sample analysis by lc-ms using State-of
the-Art Triple Quadrupole and Ion Trap Mass Spectrometers.
9:20   bruker daltonics: High Resolution Bio Mass Spectrometry with ft-icr.
10:10 Coffee (provided)
10:30 micromass: High sensitivity Proteome analysis using a combination of maldi
and esi-ms/ms on a q-tof mass spectrometer.
11:20 varian: "Quad-Trap" 2001: Improved ion trap mass scanning performance
using asymmetric trapping fields and a brief preview ofthe coming
gc-lc interconvertable 1200MS "bent" triple quadrupole.
12:10 Lunch break
13:00 agilent technologies: Ion Trap enhancements for Protein and Peptide analysis.
13:50 applied biosystems/      Tools for Proteomics at AppliedBiosystems/. mds sciex
mds sciex:
14:40 Coffee (provided)
15:00 jeol: What to do with slow electrons: applications ofthe tuneable energy
electron monochromator (teem).
15:50 Conclusion (F.Abbott, G. Eigendorf)
16:00 open forum:
Meeting with company representatives including waters ltd.
Poster Contest
Entries to: UBC Equity Office, Brock Hall
Deadline: 9 am, Nov. 7
More info, www.geocities.com/inclusivity/index.html
Sponsored by the Alma MaterSocieity and the Committee for an
Inclusive Campus Community UBC     REPORTS
Music Prof. Martin Berinbaum at the podium. Don Wells photo
'Community' is
music to his ears
Popular outreach
programs develop
musicians of all ages
disdain for the term 'ivory
tower' has inspired Music Prof.
Martin Berinbaum's career at ubc.
The results of his efforts to create performance-based music programs that engage the community
can be seen and heard in the Chan
Centre, as well as concert halls
throughout the world.
"My greatest reward has been
seeing the acceptance of our students by the profession," says Berinbaum. "We've produced a lot of
major leaguers."
It was a chance stop in a 1976
concert tour that started it all.
A recent graduate of Julliard,
Berinbaum was a gifted trumpeter
and conductor. In Vancouver to
perform, he looked up a former colleague who was teaching organ at
ubc. It just so happened that ubc
was looking for a combination
trumpet teacher and band director.
"Marty" to his students, has
been the driving force of much
change at the School of Music,
particularly the school's transition from a pure music education
program to a performance-based
He predicts that the majority of
the 400 current graduate and undergraduate students will go on to
performance careers.
Among his initiatives is an
honour band program that annually attracts B.c.'s best high school
music students for two days of
rehearsal followed by a concert.
Often the students later enrol in
ubc's music program.
The School of Music's Summer
Institutes, which he started in 1993,
attract upwards of 250 students annually. Ranging in age from seven
to 83, they study and perform complex works under the guidance of
some 70 teachers and assistants.
Now, after a quarter century as
a teacher, performer, conductor
and community ambassador, his
only regret is that it will all end
much too soon.
"I have no burning desire to
stop," says Berinbaum. "I love every
day of it. It's not 'work' for me."
Veteran faculty share a strong sense of community
Stories by Don Wells
ubc honours sterling
silver teachers, scholars
a total of 49 faculty will be inducted into ubc's Quarter Century Club tonight at the University
Centre in recognition of 25 years of
academic service to ubc and its
When they arrived on Point
Grey in 1976, Paul McCartney and
his new band Wings were touring
Yugoslavia and Nadia Comaneci
had just won three gold medals at
the Montreal Olympics. In California, nasa unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise and Viking 2 landed
on the planet Mars.
The three faculty members profiled here exemplify the impact
ubc faculty members continue to
make upon the lives of individuals
and communities both within and
beyond the university's gates.
Other new Quarter Century
Club members include:
George Kennedy, Agricultural Economics; Brenton Skura, Food Science; Michael Pitt, Plant Science
•applied science: Linda Leonard, Nursing • arts: Paul Mosca,
Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies; Gemot Wieland,
English; Marvin Cohodas, Rhodri
Windsor-Liscombe, Fine Arts;
Jacques Bodolec, French, Hispanic
and Italian Studies; Michael Bovis,
Michael Church, Graeme Wynn,
Geography; Klaus Petersen, Germanic Studies; Stephen Chatman,
Music; James Russell, James
Steiger, Psychology • commerce
Alan Kraus, David McPhillips •
continuing studies: Francis
Andrew • dentistry: Bruce Blas-
berg, Colin Price, Oral Biological
and Medical Sciences; Alan Lowe,
Michael MacEntee, Oral Health
Sciences • education: Marvin
Westrom, Curriculum Studies;
Donald Fisher, Educational Studies • law: Donald Egleston, Robin
Elliot, Keith Farquhar, Marilyn
MacCrimmon • library: Patrick
Dunn, Koerner Library • medicine: Bernard Bressler, Anatomy;
Robert Molday, Biochemistry;
Gary Quamme, Donald Studney,
Medicine; Jack Rootman, Ophthalmology; James Carter. Alexander
Ferguson, Paediatrics; Ernest Puil,
Pharmacology and Therapeutics;
Felix Durity, Surgery • science:
Gary Bradfield, Anthony Glass,
Paul Harrison, Botany; Paul Harrison, Earth and Ocean Sciences;
Robert Miura, Mathematics; William Unruh, Physics and Astronomy; John Petkau, Statistics; Anthony Sinclair, Zoology
Life's work revolves around family
Commitment is to teaching and developing caregivers
the dynamics of caregiving
across generations sparks Nursing
Assoc. Prof. Clarissa Green's compassion and curiosity.
Educated as a nurse with a background in family therapy, Green
was initially attracted to ubc because she wanted to teach adult
learners as well as family nursing.
"My students appreciate my professional experience in the area I
teach," she says. "I've maintained a
professional practice with families
throughout my academic career."
Her clinical practice and research focus on intergenerational
stress, a growing demographic circumstance that spawned the term
"sandwich generation" to describe
middle-aged adults raising children
as well as caring for aging parents.
Experiential and interdisciplinary learning have been the hallmarks of her teaching as she has
involved students in interdepartmental projects designed to address emerging community needs.
One such endeavour is the cer-
Involved educator covers the campus
From day care to research institutes, scholar keeps busy
educational studies Prof. Patricia Vertinsky has coined a term
to describe herself and her relationship with ubc.
"I'm very much a 'pan-campus'
person, she says. "What I enjoy
most after 25 years at ubc are the
long-lasting academic relationships I have with colleagues across
the campus."
She has served on more committees and boards than many seasoned community leaders.
The dozen or so she lists include
ubc's Senate, Green College, St
John's College and the Peter Wall
Institute for Advanced Studies.
She's played a key role in projects
ranging from converting old army
huts into day-care centers to promoting interdisciplinary research
by co-founding the Individual
Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate
Program and the Institute of Health
Promotion Research.
She has also served as both an
associate dean, Graduate Programs and Research, and head of
the Dept. of Educational Studies.
Vertinsky's research focuses on
the social, cultural and historical
dimensions of health and the body,
especially in relation to gender, aging and disability.
She has worked to advance understanding of the complex social
and cultural determinants of
health and exercise in society.
Among her recent international
collaborative projects is a large
study in Hong Kong of elderly people and their exercise habits in confined surroundings.
Personality and wide-ranging
research interests only partially explain her familiarity with so many
people and places on Point Grey.
"As a scholar, I have a responsibility to the campus community,"
she says.
Education Prof. Patricia Vertinsky
Nursing Assoc. Prof. Clarissa Green
tificate program she co-developed
in 1996 — Counseling and Working
with an Aging Population. The seven-month, part-time program is
offered by Continuing Studies
Women's Resource Centre (wrc).
She is currently co-developing
Widowed Journey, a community-
based project to address issues
faced by growing numbers of widows and their families.
She also helps others improve
their teaching through the ubc
Centre for Teaching and Academic
Among the most striking and
positive changes she has noticed at
ubc is increased age, race and gender diversity among students.
A less positive change, she feels,
has been the manner in which communication technology and larger
classes, while essential, also tend to
reduce contact with students.
"I miss that," she says. "Lively
face-to-face interaction with students ensures that I keep learning."


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