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 The University of British Columbia
Vancouver. British Columbia
Volume 35. Number 6
March 22. 1990
Thousands flock
to Open House
A record number of people came
out to campus March 9,10 and 11 to
take part in UBC's Open House—by
all accounts the biggest and most successful university open house in the
Attendance over three days was
tallied at 200,000, exceeding 1987
Open House figures by 50,000. At
one point on Sunday afternoon, traffic was backed up along Marine Drive
to West 49th Avenue.
With more than 400 events scattered throughout the university, few
visitors made it to all locations. Many
said they returned to see more the
second day.
UBC President David Strangway,
who with Alice Strangway toured the
campus informally all three days, congratulated the hundreds of faculty,
staff, students and members of the
outside community who contributed
to the event's success.
"The displays and exhibits I saw
were first class and reflected
months of work," Strangway said. "Open House
is a window on our
world and I'm delighted       so
t  o
see for
themselves   what
UBC     is     all
Strangway said he
was especially pleased to
see so many young people
on campus.  "This is one way
we can share what we do with the
leaders of tomorrow," he said.
As the first and major event of
UBC's 75th Anniversary celebrations, Open House 1990 involved
almost every department and unit on
campus. "Everyone pulled together
to make the event something we can
Photo by David Gray
B.C. Lieutenant-Governor David Lam plants a tree during
the opening ceremony as UBC Chancellor Leslie Peterson
helps keep him dry.
was where Canadian astronaut
Steve MacLean
could be found
and how to get to
the simulation of
San Francisco's
David Suzuki attracted an audience of almost
1,000 for each
lecture on the
Amazon and
lineups started
early for
Chemistry' s
magic shows and
Law's mock
trials of fairy tale
characters starring Vancouver
school children.
UBC's marketing students
conducted a survey of visitors to
find   out   what
be proud of," said Leslie Peterson,
UBC's Chancellor. "Many visitors
told me they had fun and that the
university put on a great show."
The more than 20 millimetres of
rain which fell Friday didn't deter an
estimated 3,500 high school students
who came out to UBC on school trips.
Clear skies and sunshine Saturday
and Sunday brought the campus to
life with continuous entertainment
from roving musicians, street bands,
jugglers, dancers and singers. Larger
than life mascots charmed children
and the UBC letter people drew
crowds wherever they appeared.
The three-day showcase of UBC
research and campus festivities attracted a great deal of media attention
with stories running in newspapers
and on radio and television province-
The first question many people
asked when they arrived on campus
they had seen and what they liked,
said   project   coordinator,   Daniel
Gardiner. Visitors were also asked
what they would like to see at UBC's
next Open House, scheduled for 1993.
Volunteers at five information
kiosks located around the campus
gave out programs, pointed visitors in
the right direction, and reunited lost
children and dogs and mislaid keys
and clothing with their parents or
owners. The most common question
asked campus-wide was "where's the
Food sales in all areas were brisk.
Visitors tried out soy-based ice-cream
in Agricultural Sciences, salmon or
hamburgers at Botany and Zoology
or Agricultural Sciences and
Forestry's barbecues respectively.
Coffee was a big hit wherever it was
Visitors bought 75th anniversary t-
shirts and other souvenirs, clutched
giveaway balloons from Sportsfest
and Forestry, and took away enough
free plant and tree seedlings from Plant
Science and Forestry to green a good
part of the Lower Mainland.
Saturday saw dozens of B.C. high
school teams compete in the annual
Physics Olympics, entertaining audi-
See SUNDAY on Page 2
The UBC letter people were popular with many ofthe younger set.
Photo by Judy McLarty UBC REPORTS March 22.1990
Sunday busiest day
for most displays
Continued from Page 1
ences with their imaginative efforts to
solve physics problems.
Sunday was the busiest day for most
faculties and departments. The Department of Psychology, which attempted to track visitors, estimated
that between 400 and 500 people an
hour passed through the doors to the
Kenny building, staying an average
of 30 minutes each.
Health and fitness testing was much
in demand with lineups to vision- and
hearing-testing services in Psychology and fitness testing in the War
Memorial Gym. In IRC, visitors
checked out the air capacity of their
lungs and measured their hearts' electrical impulses.
At the Wellness Centre in Pharmaceutical Sciences, people could find
out if they were at risk for coronary-
related disease. It was the first time
cation and Recreation School, athletics, intramurals, community sports,
and the UBC Aquatic Centre and
Tennis Centre were offered in one
location, said Kim Gordon, director
of women's athletics, who estimated
75,000 people visited the War Memorial Gym and Aquatic Centre over
the three days.
Visitors had their picture taken with
the Thunderbird mascot, tried out
wheelchair basketball and snapped up
old sporting equipment for rock-bottom prices at a benefit sale.
The Harvard gold exhibit, sponsored by Placer Dome Inc. in the M.Y.
Williams Geological Museum was
packed solid throughout the weekend,
according to museum curator Joe
Nagel. "We were mobbed," Nagel
said, estimating there was up to 500
people in the museum at any one time.
Mineral specimens ranging in price
Photo by David Gray
The gold panning display was one ofthe most popular with kids and adults.
that service had been offered and
proved to be one of the best-received
health displays, said Marguerite Yee,
Pharmaceutical Sciences instructor.
The Asian Centre probably offered
the greatest variety of back to back
events in any one building—dance,
martial arts, lectures, films, displays—
and a smorgasbord of Asian food
which sold out each day. The centre
distributed more than 3,000 programs,
with total attendance running much
higher, said Daniel Overmyer, head
of Asian Studies. Many community
groups performed for free allowing
visitors a rare chance to see folk dancing and musical concerts.
Escorted tours of the Nitobe Gardens were also a big hit, said Sabrina
Yan, events co-ordinator. The Museum of Anthropology reported close
to 5,000 visitors over the three days.
Open House 1990 was the first time
highlights from UBC's Physical Edu-
from $1 to $7,000 went on sale and
more than 2,000 pieces were bought
including one gold specimen weighing more than two ounces.
At the outdoor sluice box, Geological Sciences students went through
800 bags of sand as visitors panned
for gold. The sand was seeded with
an ounce of donated gold flakes and
even Friday's bitter cold and driving
rain didn't deter would-be prospectors who jammed the box all day.
Thousands of children discovered
Kids' World at the Osborne gyms.
Under the direction of Education Professor Gary Pennington, they climbed
ropes, learned new games and made
1,500 space hats on Friday alone assisted by the staff of Imagination Market. Volunteers observed several
adults participating in kids' activities.
The Education Building was also a
hit with young people, offering Math
for Kids, Science for Kids, Comput
ers for Kids and
plenty for adults
too. Hands-on
activities were
the most popular
as were science
said Education
Professor Robert
opened up the
Dental Performance Simulation
Laboratory, one
world, offering
visitors a rare
chance to see
dentistry. In Forestry, visitors
made paper by
hand and voted
on land management options for
the Stein Valley
watershed. Agricultural Sciences' Dairy
Barn tours, originally scheduled for 20 minute intervals, had to be shortened and run continuously to accommodate visitors,
said Farm Manager Ted Cathcart.
In the Bookstore, the hottest selling items were reference, business
and children's books, according to
Don Donovan, merchandise manager.
Many visitors didn't realize the Bookstore was open to the general public
on a regular basis, he added.
Visitors poked through labs,
watched the robotic bartender take
the tops off bottles and pour visitors a
drink, invaded the giant cell and
gasped at lightning displays. Demonstrations of glass blowing enthralled crowds in Chemistry.
There were continuous performances by Music School students,
guided tours through the Frederic
Wood Theatre, and a maze of more
than 100 advertising t-shirts in Com-
Photo by David Gray
Transportation was never a problem during Open House.
merce. Tours of TRIUMF, which
drew close to 2,000 people, and of the
Botanical Gardens were also popular.
Many visitors said despite their years
on campus as students, they had never
seen so much of the university.
After dark, between 400 and 500
visitors—more than could be accommodated—returned to the observatory
in Geophysics and Astronomy to view.
the night skies, said David Vogt, department curator. The last keen observers left at 2 a.m. Monday.
Main Library distributed more than
1,000 copies of newspaper headlines
to visitors for their birthdate—the
earliest for April 19,1900, said Brenda
Peterson, information and orientation
"We were overwhelmed," she said,
adding that many alumni from UBC's
early days identified themselves to
Photo by David Gray
Pharmaceutical Sciences' Wellness Centre tested for coronary-related disease. UBC REPORTS March 22.1990       3
More 75th festivities
Discover Summer next
Open House was only the beginning of a very special year on campus as UBC celebrates its 75th anniversary.
From May through August, the
Discover Summer program will offer campus tours, summer stock
theatre, a music festival and sports
and recreation opportunities.
Following that will be 75th Anniversary/Homecoming Week, Sept.
27-Oct. 3, with the gala Great
Trekker dinner, the Homecoming
football game and a huge public
birthday party featuring the recreated sights and sounds of the
university's beginnings in 1915.
Discover Summer at UBC will
offer four months of special events
and programs, including the popular summer campus tours. They will
now include specialized tours for
persons with disabilities, children,
seniors, families and other groups.
The children's tours will feature
informal outdoor performances by
the Theatre Department's summer
stock players.
As well, families are encouraged
to combine picnics on the scenic
campus with free noon-hour music
concerts, tours of the Botanical
Garden or visits to such facilities as
the Aquatic Centre, the Astronomical Observatory and the Museum of
On July 28, bargain-hunters will
have a field day at the UBC Super
Sale. As part of the university's
commitment to the environment, a
large portion of the sale merchandise will come from SERF, UBC's
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility.
"We'll have computers, furniture,
office and lab equipment — even
vehicles." said Surplus Coordinator
Vince Grant
Other merchandise will come
from alumni and student groups and
UBC departments, all of which have
been invited to set up booths on the
field to sell surplus and donated
"We're even hoping some ofthe
university's business suppliers will
be involved," said Grant.
There will also be an educational
aspect to the Super Sale. The SERF
booth will have brochures and displays on how UBC has developed
its recycling programs, as well as
information on how everyone in the
community can increase their recycling activities.
"For 30 or 40 years we've called
them garage sales," notes Extra-Sessional Studies Director Norm Watt,
who is organizing the sale with
Grant. "That's all part of recycling
— they're community events."
Following the Discover Summer
at UBC program will be 75th Anniversary/Homecoming Week.
The week will be highlighted by
the traditional Arts '20 relay race,
which began in 1920 as a 12-kilometre match race between the various faculties, with the Arts class of
'23 squad outrunning the other six
Today more than 2,000 UBC and
community entrants run annually in
a race that is part of Intramural
Sports' Partners in Participation
program, encouraging community
involvement in a number of university sporting events.
Other highlights of the week will
include the gala Great Trekker dinner honoring service to the university, the Homecoming football game,
a number of alumni reunions and a
lecture series on Pacific Rim development.
UBC's official 75th birthday on
Sunday, Sept. 30 will be celebrated
with a party that includes people in
period costumes and antique cars,
street entertainers and the ceremonial cutting of a giant birthday cake.
Photo by Davki Gray
The Forestry exhibits were popular with young and old.
To all our faculty, staff, students and volunteers who made Open House 1990
such a smashing success, thank you.
Your imagination, hard work and enthusiasm reflect well upon you and upon our
university. Open House 1990 was a great opportunity for us to proudly tell British
Columbians about UBC's contributions to teaching and research. It also was a
superb chance to show off our beautiful campus. Congratulations on a job done exceedingly well.
David W. Strangway, President
Leslie R. Peterson, Chancellor
200,000 set foot
for UBC
By RON BURKE dren. Anyone who's ever
Any way you look at it, tried to educate and en-
Open House was a roaring tertain a larae 9roup of
success. From Friday, klds for three hours< let
March 9 through Sunday, alone three davs< knows
March 11, an estimated what a bia Job that was'
200,000 people set foot on Congratulations also to the
campus to experience the organizers and staff of Kids'
largest university open World for twice quickly reu-
house in Canada. Con- nitina lost children with
gratulations to Open House their Parents. In fact, it's a
Chair Jim Richards, Dean credlt to everyone m-
of Agriculture, Vice-Chair volved Wlth °Pen House
Peig McTague and that there were no reports
Coordinator Erin Redden of iniurv or any other ™-
and everyone who pitched ous incidents during the
in - it really was a team ef- entire evenl
UNSUNG HEROES Community reaction to
Any large-scale °Pen House
event like Open [=:::.::i=t/~£Dq has been
House succeeds 0PBfe4/) overwhelm-
becauseofthe jjSLjKp-^-^ ina|y positive,
commitment ^gWaWUjt,^ Typical comments
of the people ^uTTv^ are that it was inter-
involved, most ^ (f l<On estina and we" or'
of whom labor K^J^La/ ganized and that
behind the    ^WW/^:   the volunteers were
scenes and un- *9flHfc friend|y and helpful,
der tremendous mFPV^ Many volunteers
deadline ^= 9^M were so enthusiastic
pressures -*-—--'■ *-• ■ *-J-■*- that at the end of
Food Services staff worked tneir scheduled shifts they
long hours preparing the asked if theY could he|P
tasty treats enjoyed by visi- elsewhere. Any public
tors. The folks at Plant Op- event depends on the
erations put up signs, deliv- Positive attitude of the
ered programs, erected front-line people and the
tents (even in the rain and °Pen House volunteers
snow) and kept facilities from the campus and the
clean and accessible. community were out-
Parking and Security Serv- standing.
ices staff were tireless in
their efforts to keep traffic       HERE COMES DISCOVER
moving smoothly, not to SUMMER
mention exhibiting saintly Now that the first major
patience. And people in event of the university's
departments all across 75+h anniversary celebra-
campus put in countless tions is over. we can look
hours preparing fabulous ahead to the next special
exhibits, lectures and per- program: Discover Sum-
formances mer °t ^BC, which kicks
off in late April. The plan is
THANKS, BC TRANSIT to enhance existing pro-
BC Transit, celebrating its arams' such as campus
100th anniversary this year, tours and music concerts,
brought a vintage bus ex- to aive them a special fla-
hibit to Open House, vor during the summer of
doubled the number of this anniversary year,
buses on UBC runs during
the weekend and helped       SIGN UP FOR SUPER SALE
service the two vintage A unique Discover Sum-
shuttle buses from the mer event will be the July
Greater Victoria Electric 28 UBC Super Sale. In this
Railway Society. The vari- case' SuPer stands for
ous campus shuttle buses Special University Program
were much appreciated to Encourage Recycling,
by visitors, particularly those and the SuPer ^^is shaP-
taking their children for ing up as the world's larg-
tours of TRIUMF and the est (in terms of square foot-
Dairy Barn or to Kids'World aQe) garage sale/recy-
at the Osborne Gym. clina fair
Bargain    hunters    will
KIDS' WORLD A HIT have a field day browsing
Speaking of Kids' World, through booths of do-
congratulations to Gary nated items.
Pennington and his team Any departments want-
from the Education Faculty ing more information
who put on three full days should call Vince Grant, at
of educational fun for chil- 228-5552 by April 15. UBC REPORTS March 22,1990
March 25 -
April 7
SUNDAY, MAR. 25   |
School of Music
UBC At The Orpheum.
choirs and UBC symphony
Orchestra. The Orpheum
Theatre at 8pm. Tickets
call 280-3311.
MONDAY, MAR. 26  |
Administration Executive Programme Seminar
Executive Decision Making. Commerce
BWg. E.D. MacPhee Conf. Centre, trom
9am-4:30pm. Two days. Fee $1,450.
Call 224-8400.
Astronomy Seminar
Modelling Stellar Atmospheres. Dr. Ivan Hubeny,
High Altitude Observatory,
Boulder, Colorado. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Geophysics & Astronomy
260 at 4pm. Call 228-4134/2267.
Physiology Seminar
Mechanisms of Release of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide From Heart Muscle. Dr. K.
King, Physiology, UBC. IRC #5 at 4:45pm.
Call 228-2083.
Biochemistry Seminar
Mitochondrial Genome Organization and
Rearrangement in Echinoderms and Fish.
Dr. Michael Smith, Biological Sc., SFU.
IRG#4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-3027.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Recent Studies in Fluid Mechanics. Professor Vinod Modi, UBC. Civil/Mechanical Engineering Bldg 1202 at 3:30pm. Call
Economics Departmental
A Common Value Auction
With Endogenous Entry
and Information Acquisition. Don Hausch, Wisconsin U. Host, Prof Ken
Hendricks, Brock Hall 351
from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Modulating Instabilities in Nonlinear Difference Schemes. Dr. D.M. Sloan, University Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
Mathematics 229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-
Pediatrics Research Seminar
Mitochondrial Diseases - Molecular Genetics. Dr. Salvatore Di Maura, Neurology Dept., Columbia U. New York. University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. Room
D308 at noon. Refreshments at 11:45am.
Call 875-2492.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd„ Vancouver, B.C, V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Howard Fliixgokl
Contributors: Connie FiUetti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
J\     Please
&«■?    recycle
The Asian Centre offered a wide variety of cultural events for Open House.
Photo by David Gray
For events in the period Apr. 8 to Apr. 21 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, Mar. 28 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. DEADLINE CHANGE: Forthe
edition ofAprU19, the Calendar deadline will change to noon, Friday April 6 due to the Easter weekend. The Calendar covers
the period Apr. 22 to May 5.
Hispanic/Italian Studies Lecture
Erotic Melancholy in 16th and 17th Literature and Medicine. Prof Massimo Ciavo-
lella, Head, Italian Studies, Toronto U.
Buchanan A202 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
School of Music
UBC Stage Band. Frederick Stride. Freeadmission.
Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 228-3113.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Prenatal Diagnosis In Fragile X. Are We Any Further
Ahead? B. McGillivray,
Clinical Genetics, Grace
Hosp and F. Dill, Medical
Genetics, UBC. IRC #4 at
8am. Call 228-5311.
Geography Colloquium
The Nitrate Issue in The United Kingdom.
Dr. T.P. Burt, School of Geography, Oxford Univ. Geography 200 at 3:30pm.
Call 228-6959.
Economics Departmental
Agricultural Development in Norfolk from
the Middle Ages to the 18th Century.
Bruce Campbell, Queen's U, Belfast.
Brock Hall 351 from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-
*     Philosophy    Colloquium
A Mode of the Universe.
Prof Storrs McCall, McGill.
'.'!!:• i.fflfei! Buchanan D-225 from 4-
6pm. Call 228-2511.
Christian Forum
Lecture/discussion. Medical Ethics: Objective Truth and Subjective Education,
lain Benson, lawyer. Buchanan Penthouse at 4:30pm. Call 228-3268.
Geophysics Seminar
HF-Radar Observations of Atmospheric
Gravity Waves in the High Latitude Ionosphere. Dr. J. Samson, Alberta U., Edmonton. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at
4pm. Call 228-5406/2267.
Regent College Forum
No Place of Grace? Christian Conduct and Moral
Citizenship in Secular So-
|$ijj ciety. Mrs. Esther Bruland,
1|| Ph.D candidate Drew Uni-
BSa versity.    Regent College
100 from 11 am-12noon. Call 224-3245.
Noon Hour Concert
Bok-Joo Jhong, soprano. Visiting guest
artist from Korea. Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
$2 at the door. Call 228-3113.
Botany Seminar
Dynamics And
Matrix Model of a Fucus
Distichus Population in
Vancouver. Put Ang, Jr,
PhD candidate, Botany,
UBC. Biosciences 2000 at
Call 228-2133.
Modern Chemistry Lecture -
Merck Frosst Lecture
Strolling Along The Shikimic Acid Pathway: Synthesis of Intermediates & Inhibitors. Dr. P.A. Bartlett, Chemistry, Calif U.
Berkeley. Chemistry B250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 228-3266.
Electrical Engineering Seminar
Performance Analysis of Trellis-Coded
Modulation in Rayleigh Fading Channels.
Prof Paul Ho, SFU. MacLeod Bldg 214 at
1:30pm. Call 228-2872.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
-■•■■:■■ .. Mimics of Soft Tissue Sar-
; .-, ;| comas. Dr.     C.P.
/::i-:jii|i!.,i}| Beauchamp.        Arthritis
i  :-!■-• - :||f Centre 3rd fir rooms 1 and
» ••..•   li 2   (for   today   only)   at
"    1B   '' 7:30am. Call 875-4646.
Pharmacology Seminar
Further Antiarrhythmic Ramblings (Potassium Channel Blockers). Dr. M. Walker,
Acting Head, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC. IRC #5 from 11:30-12:30pm.
Call 228-2575.
Biochemistry Seminar
Mechanisms for Selective Regulation of
Lymphokines in T Cells. Dr. C.B. Wilson,
Washington U., Seattle. IRC#1 at3:30pm.
Call 228-6914.
Ecology Seminar
What Makes a Crossbill, And Why Are
There so Many Species of Crossbills?
Craig Benkman, UBC. Biosciences 2449
at 4:30pm. Call 228-2731.
Commerce/Business Administration Executive Programmes
Managing Upward. From 9am-4:30pm.
Two days. Commerce Bldg. Conference
Centre. Fee $495. Call 224-8400.
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speakers Seminar
K!SP**K|i!' Overview of Geothermal
ffggfsMif Energy: Implications for
KjfMS&l British Columbia. Mory
BRfia™^ Ghomshei - Orchard Geo-
Htttfn&'AS thermal Inc. GeoSciences
*m<jg.%V:~ 330A {rom 12
Call 228-3508.
Biotechnology Laboratory
How Plants Talk to Bacteria: Signal Transduction in
the Agrobacterium Plant
System. Dr. G. Nester,
Microbiology, Washington
U, Seattle. IRC#4at4pm.
Call 228-3155.
Physics Colloquium '
The Planar Array of Superheated Superconductors: A New Cryogenic Detector
for Dark Matter and Other Applications.
B. Turrell, Physics, UBC. Hennings 201
at 4pm. Call 228-6533/3853.
Forestry Lecture
Forestry in the Italian Alps: Ecological,
Sociological, and Economic Problems.
Pietro Piussi, Prof, Florence University,
Italy. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-2507.
Psychology Colloquium\Com-
mittee on Lectures >
Social Support and Parent Child Relationships. Dr. Barbara Sarason, Washington
U. Kenny Building Lounge at 12noon.
Call 228-6741.
Social Support and Personality. Dr. Irwin
Sarason, Washington U. Kenny Building
2510 at 4pm. Call 228-2755.
School of Music Faculty and
Guest Artist Concert Series
Eric Wilson, violoncello;
Eriko Sato, violin; David
Oei, piano. Recital Hall at
8pm (7:15pm prelude).
Tickets call 228-3113.
Faculty Women's Club
Slide Presentation
National Gallery and Museum of Civilization. Irene
McCutcheon, artist and
teacher. All members, husbands and guests are in- *<
vited. Cecil Green Park
House at 8pm. Call 224-5307.
Committee on Lectures\English
Rushdie and Spinoza. Prof
C. Norris, Literary Theory,
Wales U, Cardiff. Buchanan D-333 at 12:30. Call
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Fouling of Milk in a Pulsatile Flow Heat
Exchanger. Ian Wilson, grad student
Chemical Eng. Chemical Engineering 206
at 3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Hypophosphatasia: New Twist to an Old
Gene. Dr. David Cole, Dept of Peds,
Dalhousie University, Halifax. GF Strong
Rehab Centre Aud. at 9am. Call 875-
Institute of Asian
Research Seminar
The Impact of Japanese-
style Management on
Canadian Industrial Relations. John Price, Ph.D.
candidate in History, UBC.
Asian Centre 604 at 12:30.
Call 228-4688.
Forestry Seminar Series
Latest Developments in GIS and/or Integration of GIS Into The Forestry Faculty.
Prof Peter Murtha, Forest Resources
Management. MacMillan 166 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-2727.
Commerce\Economics Seminar
Topic TBA. Ernst R. Berndt, M.I.T. Hosts:
Prof Tae Oum and H. J. Paarsch. Brock
Hall 351 from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
UBC Opera Workshop
at 8 p.m. cancelled
Regent College Special Lecture
Topic TBA. Dr. W. L Liefeld, Professor of
New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Regent College 100 from noon-
1pm. Call 224-3245. UBCREPORTS March22.1990       5
March 25
April 7
Museum     of     Anthropology
Children's Story Hour
Inuit stories. Barb Finley,
elementary teacher will
read. For children aged 3
to 6 must be accompanied
by an adult. Free with price
of admission. Orientation
area at 11 am. Call 228-5087.
UBC Opera Workshop at 8pm
MONDAY, APR. 2    |
Paediatric Research Seminar
Nutritional Management of
j    "*i"~ I Metabolic Bone Disease.
K ',^i:)f Dr. D.E.C. Cole, Paediatrics, Dalhousie Univ. Halifax.   University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D308 at
noon. Call 875-2492.
Biochemistry Seminar
Molecular Genetics of the Mitochondrial
Translation System in Yeast. Dr. T. Mason, Biochemistry, Massachusetts Univ.
IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-5975.
Commerce\Statistics Seminar
Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments. Dr. W.J. Welch, Statistics/Actuarial Science, Waterloo Univ. Ont Ponderosa C-102 at 4pm. Call 228-3167/2234.
Geophysics Seminar
Geothermics in the
Hundred Years Before
I939. Dr. A.M.Jessop, Inst,
of Sediment/Petroleum
Geology, Calgary. Geophysics and Astronomy
Call 228-5406/2267.
260 at 4pm
Medical Genetics Seminar
Topic TBA. Dr. Sylvie Langlois, Medical
Genetics, Grace Hospital. IRC #4 at 8am.
Call 228-5311.
DOW Distinguished Lecturer
Aspects of Press Drying/Impulse Drying.
Prof E.L. Back, Consultant. Pulp and
Paper Centre 101,2385 E. Mall at 2:30pm.
Call 224-8560.
Oceanography Seminar
Future Directions for C.E.O.R. Chris Barnes, Centre for Earth and Oceans Research, Victoria Univ. BioSciences 1465
at 3:30pm. Call 228-2317.
Museum of Anthropology
Lecture Series
Artists and Their Practices.
Lawrence Paul, painter and
member of the Cowichan
Band of the Coast Salish
discusses his work. Theatre Gallery, MOA at
7:30pm. Free admission.
Faculty Women's Club Annual
General Meeting
Elections for 1990-91 Executive. Speaker:
David Tarrant, Botanical Garden. Cecil
Green Park House at 1pm. Refreshments
following. Call 224-5307.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Continuous Spinal Anaesthesia. Chair:
Dr. R.W. McGraw. Guest: Dr. Penelope
Osborne. Eye Care Centre Aud. VGH, at
7:30am. Call 875-4156.
Regent College Forum
A Doubting Thomas Approach to Energy:
The Ethics of Nuclear Energy. Dr. A.
Waltar, Fast Flux Text Facility, Westing-
house, Hanford, WA. Regent College 100
from 11am-12noon. Call 224-3245.
Department of History Medieval
Studies Workshop
Mutual Images: Medieval
Europe and Pre-Modern
East Asia. Hotel Georgia
j from 9am-12:30pm. Open
to the public. Call 228-
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A Little Night Music - Beijing Style. Concert of classical Chinese music in connection with the XX Medieval Studies Workshop, Hotel Georgia, Regal Ballroom from
8:30-10pm. Open to the public. Call 228-
Electrical Engineering Seminar
Low Threshold High Speed Gas Quantum Well Lasers for Optical Interconnects.
Ahsan M.Hariz, Physics SFU. MacLeod
Building 410 at 1:30pm. Call 228-3868.
Physics Colloquium
Topic TBA. Kip Thorne, Physics. Topic
TBA. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 228-
Sciences Lecture
Precocious Language Learning. Dr. P.
Dale, Psycholinguistics, U. of Washington, Seattle. Mather Annex #1. Call 228-
Psychiatry Lecture Series
Psychosocial Skills in the
Treatment of Schizophrenia. Dr. Gerry Hogarty.
Univ. of Pittsburgh. B.C.
Cancer Foundation Aud.
601, W. 10th Avenue at
8am.   Refreshments served at 7:45am.
Call 228-7325.
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Chemical Engineering
Weekly seminar
Aerobic Treatment of
CTMP Wastewater Using
a Rotating Biological Contactor. Renata Mathys,
grad student. Chemical
Engineering 206 at
3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Psychology Colloquium
The Perception of Subjective Contours.
Dr. Franco Purghe, Univ. of Rome, Italy.
Kenny 251 Oat 4pm. Call 228-6148
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Duodenal Ulcer is an Infectious Disease
in Children in BC: New Findings, Old
Myths in Peptic Ulcer Disease. Dr. E.
Hassall, Head, Paediatric Gastroenterology, BCCH. GF Strong Rehab Centre
Aud. at 9am. Call 875-7107/7118.
Regent College Conference (in
English language)
East Meets East: Exploring the Tensions
and Harmonies Between Christianity and
Various Chinese Belief Systems. Milton
Wan, Thomas In-sing Leung, Simon Lee,
Loren Wilkinson. Regent College Aud.
from 12:30-7:30pm. Fee: $20. Call 224-
Regent College Conference (in
Chinese language)
see above entry with a change in time
8:30am-4pm. Call 224-3245.
Change of venue: Statistics Seminar.
Mar. 22 at 4pm changed from Ponderosa
C-102 to Lasserre 104. Call 228-3167.
Sat. Mar. 31
Change on Planet
Earth. Dean William S.
Fyfe, Faculty of Science, University of
Western Ontario.
Lecture at 8:15 pm in
IRC #2.
Spring Break Tours for
High School Students
Free guided walking tours
for prospective undergraduate students. Familiarize yourself with UBC
programs and facilities.
Depart Brock Hall 204D at
10am, Fri., Mar. 23. Call 228-4319.
Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200.
Disabled Students requiring assistance
with access to Spring Exam Finals, Apr 3-
30, or anticipating specialized needs,
contact Jan del Valle, Services for Disabled Students, 228-4858.
Centre for Continuing Education-
Lecture Series
Making The Right Personal Fitness
Choices. Alena Brande, Phys. Ed., UBC.
Suitable for adults of all ages and fitness
levels. Fee: $65. Tuesdays, Mar. 20-Apr.
24 from 7:30-9:pm, IRC #3. Call 222-
Apr. 2-6. Executive Programmes Seminars. Essential Management Skills. Fee
$1195. Commerce Bldg. E.D. McPhee
Conf. Centre from 9am-4:30pm. Call 224-
Apr. 4,5,6. The Management of Uncertainty. Fee $795. 9am-4:30pm. Call 224-
Apr 5-6 Financial Statement Analysis. Fee
$550.   9am-4:30pm. Call 228-5181.
Workshop. Apr. 5,7 UBC co-hosts with
SFU the annual meeting of the Medieval
Academy of America and the Medieval
Assoc, of the Pacific. Two sites: Hotel
Georgia/Robson Square Conf. Centre.
Call J.M. Bak, History Dept, 228-5181.
UBC Speakers Bureau
More than 200 faculty and
professional staff available
to speak to your group,
usually free of charge.
Topics range from Sea
Monsters to Children's Literature. Call 228-6167.
International House
Volunteers Needed
English tutors to assist non-English speaking students. Application forms available
at International House. Call Jenise Yue/
Donald Ng at 228-5021.
Sun-Damaged Skin Study
Volunteers 35-70 years.
Able to attend 6 visits over
12 month period. Honorarium paid participants.
Call Dermatology at 874-
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for 5 nights. Call Carmen Ramirez at
Psychology Study
Individuals 25 years and older are required
for a research project on colour vision
changes during adulthood. Visual testing
takes about 2 hours. Kenny Bldg. 3302.
Call 228-6220.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding career and educational choices. Adolescents aged 12-19 and one
parent needed to participate in an interview. Call Dr. Richard Young at 228-
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months. Participants will look for patterns
in their physical and social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines-men and
women aged 18-60, non-pregnant, no
pacemakers, no intracranial clips and no
metal fragments in the eye. University
Hospital employees excluded. Call June
8am and 4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228-
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents on important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed: 13-19 year old
girls and one or both of their parents. Call
Lori Taylor at 733-0711.
Sexual Harassment Office
jrman i ii Two advisors are available
4 jfil' jj to discuss questions and
I / fpij1, concerns on the subject.
I - j.™K !' They are prepared to help
* <J}|ff r'' any member of the UBC
"~ ' ' community who is being
sexually harassed to find a satisfactory
resolution. Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon
Shapiro at 228-6353.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the
Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on research
problems. Call 228-4037.
Forms for appointments available in Room
210, Ponderosa Annex C.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200 or call
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Public Speaking Club Meetings.
Speeches and tabletopics. Guests welcome. Wednesdays in SUB at 7:30pm.
Call Sulan at 597-8754.
Late   afternoon   curling.
Experienced curlers and
those wishing to learn are
welcome.     Thunderbird,
[I Tuesdays, 5:15-7:15. Call
*-' Paul Willing, 228-3560 or
Alex Finlayson, 738-7698 (eve.)
Badminton Club
Faculty, staff and grad student Badminton
Club meets Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm and
Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees,
$15 until April with valid UBC Library card.
Call Bernard at 731-9966.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation,
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, is administering a
physical fitness assessment program.
Students, $25, others $30. Call 228-4356.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday,
noon-3pm. Task Force Bldg. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
?.jbz:-!i»t::;: <i!F! Located west of the Edu-
i'5'| cation Building.   Free ad-
;r ; mission.   Open all year.
.; Families interested in plant-
lz\ '! J\ ing, weeding and watering
in the garden, call Jo-Anne
Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-3767.
Botanical Garden
Open every day. Until March 31, open
10am-5pm. April and May, open 10am-
7pm. Free admission Wednesdays.
Nitobe Garden
Open every day. Until March 31, 10am-
5pm. April and May, 10am-7pm. Free
admission Wednesdays.
Advertise in
UBC Reports
For more information,
or to place an ad phone
228-4775 UBC REPORTS March 22,1990       6
Photo by David Gray
Street entertainers helped keep the crowds happy.
Berkowitz & Associates
Statistics and Mathematics Consulting
• research design
• sampling
•data analysis
• forecasting
Jonathan Berkowitz, Ph.D.
4160 Staulo Crescent, Vancouver, B.C., V6N 3S2
Office: (604) 263-1508       Home: (604) 263-5394
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, March 26at4p.m. is thedeadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, April 5.
Deadline for the following edition on April 19 is 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5
due to the Easter weekend. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by
cheque or internal requisition.
professional looking results with WP5
and HP Deskjet Plus printer. Editing
and proofreading. Competitive rates.
Pickup and delivery available at extra
cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
COLLECTIONS bought. Especially
interested in literature, art, music and
philosophy. We also love jazz record
collectors. Call David at 662-3113, afternoons, or visit Albion Books, 523
Richards St., downtown Vancouver.
VICTORIA REAL ESTATE: Experienced, knowledgeable realtor with faculty references will answer all queries
and send information on retirement
or investment opportunities. No cost
or obligation. Call collect (604) 595-
3200. Lois Dutton, REMAX Ports
West, Victoria, B.C.
EDITING: NleedtnatfiraJ polishingtcoch?
Experienced English PhD Student will
edit your MS, thesis, novel, etc for spelling grammar and general style, 536-5137.
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact Pauline
Matt, 4467 Dunbar St., (at 28th &
Dunbar), Vancouver, B.C. Telephone
(604) 222-9994.
Shakespeare, translated from the French
of Abel Lefranc by Cecil Cragg, retired
Professor of UBC (English and Fine
Arts). Hard on true believers. Inquire at
HOUSE TO RENT: North Vancouver
April 1 - Aug. 30, 1990. 3 bedroom,
quiet street, mountain view. Fully furnished (owner away). $1250 per
month. Phone 984-3325.
For Sale
BLACK & WHITE ENLARGEMENTS: from your negatives, individually hand exposed, cropped,
dodged and shaded to your exact
specifications. High quality papers in
matte or high gloss finish. We can get
the best from your sub-standard negative. Great prices, an 8x10 custom
enlargement just $5.70! Call Media
Services Photography at 228-4775.
(3rd floor LPC, 2206 East Mall).
Quick action saved opening
ceremony from elements
Driving rain caused Friday's opening ceremonies for Open House to be
moved at the last minute from the outdoor stage on Main Mall to the Frederic
Wood Theatre.
Undeterred, Bob Eberle, theatre
production manager, adapted the backdrop of the current stage production to
allow a formal ribbon-cutting by B.C.'s
Lieutenant-Governor David Lam and
UBC Chancellor Leslie Peterson.
The UBC Faculty Club also rose to
the occasion providing an impromptu
luncheon for special guests and dignitaries who were originally scheduled
to flip salmon at an outdoor celebrity
Former chancellors and professors.
UBC alumni, distinguished donors,
members ofthe university's leadership
campaign, and other friends and supporters of UBC were in the audience.
They welcomed a stage party consisting of: David Lam, Leslie Peterson,
Minister of Advanced Education and
Mayor Gordon Campbell
Job Training Bruce Strachan, Vancouver Mayor Gordon Campbell, UBC
President David Strangway, and Alma
Mater Society President Kurt Preinsperg.
Most members of the stage party
sported 75th anniversary sweatshirts
for the occasion. Music was provided
by the Magee High School band.
Strachan, who said he had arrived
early to look at Open House exhibits
and displays, publicly thanked UBC's
faculty and staff who, he said, had made
remarkable contributions to the province over the last 75 years. Similar
sentiments were voiced by other speakers.
"All great cities have great universities," said Gordon Campbell. "The
fact that Vancouver is great is in no
small measure because of a great university."
Following the ceremony, vintage
buses provided by B.C. Transit took
dignitaries and special guests—including Walter Koerner, former member
of UBC's Board of Governors, and
Nathan Nemetz and Bob Wyman, former UBC chancellors—to Fairview
Grove where Forestry Professor Oscar
Sziklai and students from the Forestry
faculty helped them plant 75 trees.
6.500 cinnamon buns
All services ran smoothly
Hungry visitors at Open House
1990 downed more than 5,000 hamburgers, 4,000 hotdogs, 6,500 cinnamon buns, 2.500 cinnamon snails.
1,000 pieces of Ponderosa cake, 8,000
cookies. 3,000 muffins and 4,000
"I think the public got a good taste
of what kind of food a university food
service does and can produce," said
Shirley Louie, assistant director of
Food Services.
Most Food Services locations on
campus were open during the three-
day event and additional food carts
could be found around the university.
"It was a very successful weekend."
Louie said. "We look forward to 1993."
There were no major traffic incidents during Open House, said Bob
Goodwin, assistant security manager
for Parking and Security Services.
His department's employees helped
smooth the way for the thousands of
cars that were driven onto the campus
and ensured they found spots to park
"They were parked everywhere
except on top of the Sedgewick Library," Goodwin said.
At one point on Sunday, traffic was
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We're recruiting families to
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International students from
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backed up along Marine Drive to West
49th Avenue.
Blue-uniformed personnel also ensured there were no security problems
at UBC. Extra security was put into
place at the Harvard Gold Exhibit, IRC
and the Museum of Anthropology.
Goodwin said.
Chuck Rooney, directot of "Plant?
Operations, said custodial staff and
maintenance tradesmen were out on
campus all weekend keeping things
tidy and in working order.
More than 1,000 bags of garbage
were picked up from various events
and staff were out at 6 a.m. cleaning
the campus and collecting garbage, he
Tradespeople responded to a number of calls for technical help for some
of the displays.
Friday's weather and the uncertainty
about weekend weather meant staff had
to be prepared for any eventuality.
"We even had people on standby
for salting, sanding and shovelling
duty," Rooney said.
"But everything was routine, everything went well," he said.
Music school
concert at
Some of the School of Music's best
talent combines forces in an ambitious
concert in the Orpheum Theatre, March
The concert features the UBC
Symphony Orchestra, the UBC Choral
Union and the University Singers under the direction of James Fankhauser.
Included in the program are two
choral masterpieces of the early 20th
century: Poulenc's Gloria and Vaughan
Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem featuring soloists Katherine Van Kampen,
soprano, and George Evelyn, baritone.
Student soloists will perform Invocation and Salut Printemps by Debussy
and Pavane by Faure. UBCREPORTS March22,1990       7
B.C. students
enjoy Open House
In busload after busload, students from Terrace, Merritt, Port Hardy
and many other B.C. communities arrived on campus March 9 to
attend Open House.
In total, 3,561 students from 79 schools visited campus, more than
twice as many as Open House 1987, said Mary Stott, director of
School and College Liaison, the office that coordinated the school
The students ranged in age from toddlers to Grade 12 students who
may be attending first-year classes here next year. Whatever their age,
heavy rains did nothing to subdue their enthusiasm as they dashed
from building to building.
"Despite disparities of the weather it was a very successful and
rewarding day for the students," Stott said.
All elementary and secondary schools in B.C. received information
on Open House from the School and College Liaison office, including
flyers listing attraction highlights and services.
Students registered at the main information kiosk near the Bookstore, where they received programs and maps. Volunteer UBC students then escorted them to their first point of interest.
Stott said the visiting schools frequently praised the student, staff
and faculty volunteers who helped them around campus. Visitors also
marvelled at the diversity of facilities, exhibits and attractions at Open
House, she said.
Friday is the day schools traditionally attend Open House, but all
three days were open to students.
Free Resume Photograph
with every graduation portrait.
Your graduation is a
special accomplishment
that you and your
parents can be proud of.
We guarantee satisfaction.
Fotogen Studio Ltd., 2978 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C.
UBC thanks our Open
House Supporters:
Creative House
Domino's Pizza
Ericsson G.E. Mobile Communications Inc.
The Globe & Mail
Gray Beverage
Griffiths, Gibson & Ramsay Productions Ltd.
Fred Latremouille
Norton, Stewart & Scarlett
Pacific National Exhibition
Palmer Jarvis Advertising
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
Seaboard Advertising Company
Tanton/Mitchell Group
Trans Ad
Wilson's International
Ron Woodall
Wyder's Cider
Young & Rubicam NorthWest
Volunteers were vital
in weekend success
Sporting neon-yellow caps and
white t-shirts emblazoned with UBC's
now-famous letter people, more than
400 students, staff and faculty devoted
their time and services to Open House
The volunteers staffed information
kiosks, handled telephones and parking, drove shuttle buses, managed
crowds and worked at Kids' World.
They also escorted lost children,
worried parents and the occasional lost
"They did whatever needed to be
done," said Jane Atcheson-Groves, coordinator of the Open House volunteer
program. "They were great. They went
above and beyond the call of duty."
Atcheson-Groves said many of the
volunteers completed their shifts and
returned to the Volunteer Centre in the
Student Union Building asking for
more work.
The bulk of the volunteers were
UBC students from all faculties who
got a great chance to explore the campus.
"They found places they never
knew even existed," said Atcheson-
Groves, adding that only a handful of
people out ofthe hundreds who volunteered their services didn't show up for
their shifts.
Sian Roberts, a work study student
who coordinated the student volunteers,
said the yellow-capped corps were
great ambassadors for the university.
"Many people caught Open House
fever and came to see if they could get
involved and be a volunteer," she said.
"The enthusiasm was wonderful."
Roberts said that aside from the 415
who signed up for the program, there
were also about 2,000 people who
staffed the more than 400 events and
displays across the campus.
The Alma Mater Society donated
room in SUB for the Volunteer Centre
and Food Services donated food for
the hungry workers during the three-
day event.
Volunteers helped point visitors in the right direction.
Photo by David Gray
You are cordially invited to attend the
Medical & Scientific Equipment Trade Show
Wednesday, April 4th and
Thursday, April 5th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ballroom & Partyroom
2nd Floor
Student Union Building
Bio-Rad Laboratories (Canada) Ltd.
Nalge Company
Canberra Packard Canada Ltd.
Infrascan Inc.
Corning Science Products
Hadley Tekscience
Wild Leitz Canada Ltd.
Barnstead/Thermaline Inc.
Pharmacia (Canada) Inc.
FGR Steinmetz Inc.
Caltec Scientific Ltd.
Hitashi Denshi
Carl Zeiss Canada Ltd.
Culligan Water Conditioning (Vane.)
Ingram & Bell Scientific
Door prizes donated by: Fischer Scientific Limited; Canlab Division of Baxter; AMS/UBC.
Costar Nuclepore
Narco Scientific Ltd.
Brinkman Instruments (Canada) Ltd.
Gelman Sciences Inc.
Bio-Can Scientific Inc.
Orion Research
Precision Scientific and Pandex
CanLab - Division of Baxter
BDH Inc.
Applied Bio Systems
Mandel Scientific Company
Western Scientific Services Ltd.
Hewlett Packard (Canada) Inc.
Beckman Instruments (Canada) Inc.
Fischer Scientific Limited
Carsen Medical and Scientific Co. Ltd.
Media Preparation Services UBCREPORTS March22.1990
Photos by David Gray
Kids' World was popular with the younger set...
While the Stein Valley
drew all kinds of
• •
More than half the people polled at a model of the Stein Valley displayed during UBC's Open House opted to retain the area as wilderness,
said John Worrall, Forest Sciences professor and coordinator of the
Of the 1,000 visitors who cast their vote in the informal public survey
by the Forestry faculty, 58 per cent voted to leave the area undeveloped.
Twenty two per cent of respondents chose one of three plans to log in
the Stein; 11 per cent voted to give the valley to Native people; and 6 per
cent called for a developed park area with roads and trails.
The remaining three per cent elected other plans from the 10 land
management options presented.
Forestry students had spent hundreds of hours painstakingly constructing the relief model of the watershed for Open House. Visitors
picked the plan of their choice by dropping a coin in the appropriate box.
Photo by Dmki Gray
Forestry students spent 500 hours producing this relief map ofthe Stein Valley.
And a Great
Trekker returned
to enjoy
the festivities
Great Trekker George Ledingham (BA'26) and his wife Muriel (BA'30).
Photo by Judy McLarty


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