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UBC Reports Feb 4, 1976

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AUCC plans
March talks
in Montreal
The Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada is planning to meet
in Montreal on March 25 and 26 with
representatives of the federal and
provincial governments for
"precedent-setting" discussions on the
financing of Canadian universities.
The meetings, which will be
convened by the AUCC, were
announced in Victoria Friday (Jan.
30) by AUCC President Michael
He made the announcement at a
news conference in the Legislative
Buildings after a meeting with Premier
Bill Bennett at which Dr. Oliver, who
is also president of Carleton University
in Ottawa, presented an AUCC brief
on university financing.
Attending the meeting with Dr.
Oliver were the presidents of B.C.'s
three public universities— Dr. Douglas
T. Kenny of UBC, Dr. Pauline Jewett
of Simon Fraser University and Dr.
Howard Petch of the University of
Victoria was the final stop on a
cross-Canada trip by Dr. Oliver to
discuss the AUCC brief with the
premiers of Canada's 10 provinces.
The brief was presented to Prime
Minister Trudeau on Jan. 15.
It calls for a two-year extension to
March, 1979, of the current
arrangements between the federal and
provincial governments for sharing the
operating costs of universities, the
lifting of a 15-per-cent ceiling imposed
by the federal government in 1974 on
the annual increase in operating costs,
and an immediate start on talks
between the federal and provincial
governments and the universities on
future fiscal arrangements.
Dr. Oliver said the Montreal
meetings would "set something of a
precedent" because they would mark
the first time that federal and
provincial government representatives
would meet university representatives
to discuss "topics of general concern
in university development."
He said questions to be discussed
• Accessibility to university,
particularly as this affects
inter-provincial, inter-regional and
international mobility of students;
• Financing of universities in
relation to student accessibility to
higher education;
• The possibility of a Canada-wide
policy on student fees and how such a
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PHONY signs posted Monday by UBC
Engineers on main arteries leading to
UBC were ignored by most drivers and
failed to create traffic jam on
University Boulevard. Hoax marked
opening of Engineering Week on
Offers to pay
UBC registrar Jack Parnall says he's
prepared to pay honorariums for
students who manned the polls at last
week's student elections to the Senate
and Board of Governors.
He said he would not pay the
students directly but was prepared to
send a cheque to the Alma Mater
Society for an amount equal to the
honorariums   that   would   have   been
Kenny acts
to improve
women's lot
UBC President Douglas Kenny has
launched a series of far-reaching
initiatives aimed at improving
conditions for women throughout the
University community.
He has asked for a study, to be
carried out in the closest possible
co-operation with campus unions, of
personnel policies and working
conditions for women in non-academic
This factual study will try to
determine whether women are subject
to discrimination in wage rates,
promotion, job opportunities or
personnel policies. The president's
office will move quickly to solve any
problems brought to light by the
All deans will be asked to describe
their plans to provide special help to
undergraduates concerning the
possibility of graduate study in fields
where present enrolment is largely of
one sex.
They will also be asked for their
plans to help women graduates to find
employment in their fields.
The president will ask the deans for
data on the proportion of women in
both academic and professional
employment in the fields studied in
their faculties, and a statement on how
this is taken into account in the
faculties' hiring and admissions
Each dean will be asked to report
annually the number of male and
female applicants for graduate study,
teaching assistantships and faculty
positions, and the corresponding
admissions and appointments.
The deans will also be asked to
report on their plans to revise
curriculums to bring them into
consonance with contemporary needs
and, where appropriate, to take into
account the role and contributions of
The president's office will analyze
all this information and, in
consultation with the deans, do
whatever is necessary to help the
faculties correct any problems brought
to light.
Student Services will be asked to
set up programs to take faculty
members into high schools to make
students more aware of the
possibilities    of    study    in    fields
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paid by the AMS. "All the AMS has to
do is send a formal request to me," he
told UBC Reports.
Last week, Students' Council voted
to ask the UBC administration to
assume the cost of the election and to
pay students who manned the polls
the minimum wage of $2.50 an hour.
In the past these volunteers have been
paid by the AMS at the rate of two Pit
tokens an hour.
Under the Universities Act, the
registrar has responsibility for
conducting elections to the Senate and
Counting of last week's ballots
went ahead Friday and Monday
despite charges from some quarters
that the registrar had not taken steps
to ensure a secret ballot.
Students who voted were required
to place their marked ballot in an
envelope and write their name and
student number on the outside. Names
and numbers were checked in the
registrar's office to ensure voter
eligibility before envelopes were
opened and votes counted.
About one hundred students
refused to write their names and
student numbers on the envelopes and
their ballots were not counted.
AMS returning officer Brent Tynan
told UBC Reports that the method of
conducting the election was worked
out co-operatively by the AMS with
Mr. Parnall. He said Mr. Parnall had
shown no reluctance to make changes
suggested by the AMS.
AMS officials and many of the
election candidates were present in the
registrar's office at Mr. Parnall's
request on Friday and Monday when
ballot envelopes were opened and
About ten per cent of the student
body voted in the elections which
resulted    in   two   Applied   Science
students being elected from a field of
eight candidates to one-year terms on
the Board of Governors.
Elected were incumbent Rick
Murray, a fourth-year civil engineering
student who begins his second term on
the Board, and third-year electrical
engineering student Basil Peters, who
succeeds Svend Robinson, a third-year
law student who resigned his seat on
the Board in December. They attended
the February meeting of the Board
Mr. Murray polled 901 of the 1,928
votes cast and Mr. Peters received 719.
Commerce student Dave Theesen was
third with 666.
A total of 2,023 ballots were cast in
the election of students to the UBC
Senate. Elections were held in only 2
of the 12 faculties — Law and Applied
Science — for student senators to
represent their faculties. Nine other
students were elected by acclamation.
The question of student
representation on Senate for the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration has been referred by
Mr. Parnall to the Senate Committee
on the Universities Act. Peter Harper,
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policy would relate to student aid;
• Relations between universities
and other post-secondary institutions,
including community colleges;
• The role of the federal and
provincial governments in research and
research funding and the importance
the two levels of government attach to
• Matters related to graduate
studies, which Dr. Oliver said "are so
important in terms of highly trained
manpower for Canada"; and
• The identification of centres of
excellence   across   Canada   for   the
development   of   "specialties   in   the .
national interest."
12:30 p.tn. FACULTY RECITAL.   Hans-Karl Piltz, viola; Robert Rogers, piano; and
Milan Hurt, string bass, play Music of Brahms, Wilson and Sparger.
8:00p.m. GRADUATION RECITAL.   Althea Holdcroft, flute, plays Music of J.S.
Bach, H. Somers, W. McCauley, H. Villa-Lobos and J. Rivier.
8:00 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL.   Robert Silverman, piano, performs Music Of
Beethoven, Prokofiev and Wilson.
8:00 p.m. GRADUATION RECITAL. Harry Kirschner, composer, presents Music
of Kirschner.
12:30p.m. FACULTY RECITAL.   Jane Martin, flute; and Patrick Wedd, piano,
perform Music of Jolivet, Kenirts and Reineefce.
12:30 p,m. FACULTY  RECITAL.   John  Husser/ bassoon and tenor sax; Dale
Reubart, piano; Hans-Karl Piltz, viola; Gwen Thompson Robinow, violin;
John Rapson, clarinet; with Kathryn Husserj soprano, perform Music of
Hindemith.Webarn, Osborne, Stein, Tansman and Bitsch.
.Alt performances held in Recital Hall, Music Building.
2/UBC Reports/Feb. 4, 1976
who had been elected by acclamation,
withdrew from the University in
In the Faculty of Law election
incumbent Gordon Funt defeated
William S. Clarke, and in Applied
Science John Swainson defeated Bill
Faculty representatives elected by
acclamation are (an asterisk indicates
an incumbent): Susan E. Hoyles,
Agricultural Sciences; Don Poy,
Graduate Studies; Bill Broddy, Arts;
Gabriel Gedak, Dentistry; Joan
Blandford,* Education; Hans Buys,
Forestry; John B. Le Huquet,
Medicine; Robin J. Ensom,
Pharmaceutical Sciences; Robert
Salkeld, Science.
Senators at large elected from a
field of 14 candidates are: Dick Byl,
Law 1; Brian Higgins,* Law 1; Keith
Gagne,* Applied Science 3; David
MacKinnon, Arts 3; and Bill Black,
Applied Science 2.
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traditionally considered closed to one
sex or the other.
Student Services will also be asked
to devise counselling programs to help
first-year students choose their majors
with as little regard as possible for
traditional sex-typing of fields of
An ad hoc committee will be set up
to see if it is possible to provide
pension benefits to sessional lecturers.
(Many of the faculty appointed only
for eight-month sessional terms are
women. At present, because of lack of
continuity in their appointments they
are unable to participate in the UBC
pension plan, even though they may
have served the University for years.)
Graduate Studies will be asked to
consider extending its deadlines for
completion of graduate degrees to
enable part-time women students to
complete their programs.
Each dean will be asked for a list of
four or five of the world's top women
academics in each discipline taught in
his faculty. When faculty openings
occur the president's office will try to
provide extra funds to attract one of
these women to the position.
Another committee will be set up
to consider the creation of special
funds to offer fellowships for graduate
study to women who have been out of
school for five years or more and to
provide scholarships for women taking
residency training in the health
Last September President Kenny
established a committee to investigate
salary differentials for faculty men and
women, and set aside $100,000 to
correct any inequities it discovered.
The committee is expected to report
shortly. TRIUMF will open Feb. 9
Prime Minister Trudeau will make a
one-hour visit to the UBC campus next
Monday, Feb. 9, for the formal
dedication ceremony marking the
official opening of TRIUMF.
The prime minister is scheduled to
arrive at 2:30 p.m. He will deliver a
short speech, unveil a plaque and then
tour the TRIUMF facility.
TRIUMF is a joint project of UBC,
the University of Alberta, the
University of Victoria and Simon
Fraser University. The universities put
up $6 million for the buildings and the
Habitat talks
start March 1
Three of the world's top authorities
on human settlements will visit the
UBC campus as part of the
Distinguished Lecturers Series related
to Habitat.
They are Robert C. Weaver of New
York, Sir Richard Llewelyn-Davies of
London and Jean Gottmann of Paris.
Each will give a major public
lecture in the evening, followed the
next day tey a noon-hour talk for
students and an invitation-only
seminar for faculty and graduate
All of the lectures will be
tape-recorded and videotaped so that
they can be used for teaching purposes
Habitat, the United Nations
Conference on Human Settlements,
will be held in Vancouver from May
31 to June 11, and the University
received a $20,000 grant from the
federal government to finance the
lecture series.
Dr. Weaver, who will speak at UBC
on the evening of March 1 and the
afternoon of March 2, has been
connected with public housing at the
government level since 1937, and was
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development for three years under
President Johnson.
Sir Richard, made a member of the
House of Lords in 1963 for his
professional and academic work in
planning, will be at UBC March 17 and
18. He heads the Bartlett School of
Architecture at the University of
London, and is dean of the School of
Environmental Studies. He has been
closely involved with the planning of a
number of resettlement problems in
various countries.
Prof. Gottmann, a professor of
geography at Oxford since 1968, will
be at UBC March 29 and 30, en route
home from a trip to China and Japan.
His book Megalopolis, published in
1961, is credited with changing the
entire concept of city development
and planning
federal Atomic Energy Control Board
spent $30 million on the cyclotron
and other scientific apparatus.
The facility will be used for pure
and applied research, and will also be
the world's most advanced radiation
treatment centre for cancer. The first
patients are expected to be treated
there by early 1978.
Core of the project is the largest
and most complex cyclotron, or
particle accelerator, ever built. It
produces mesons — in an intensity one
thousand times greater than has ever
been done before — and beams of
mesons can be used to probe atomic
nuclei and explore their properties in
ways that are impossible otherwise.
In the treatment of cancer, mesons
have the unique advantage of being
able to deposit energy with pinpoint
accuracy. Thus, a beam can be
directed to a malignant tumor inside
the body and kill it, with relatively
little damage to surrounding normal
The beams of TRIUMF can also be
used for non-destructive analysis of
materials in fields ranging from
environmental protection to industrial
process control  and forensic science.
Massive concrete blocks shield
personnel from the radiation produced
by the cyclotron. The dedication
ceremony, in fact, will be held directly
above the cyclotron — on top of
almost sixteen feet of solid concrete.
The TRIUMF program involves
scientists of many disciplines —
physicists, chemists, biologists,
medical researchers, metallurgists and
others — and has attracted proposals
and research personnel from
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario,
Quebec and Newfoundland, as well as
from universities in B.C. and Alberta.
Scientists from abroad, including
12 from Britain, 5 from Japan and
several from the U.S. and New
Zealand, have brought to TRIUMF
ideas and valuable sophisticated
ancillary equipment for use by the
entire project.
Additions to open
The Earle Douglas MacPhee
Executive Conference Centre and the
Cyrus H. McLean Audio-Visual
Theatre will be officially opened Feb.
12 by Education Minister Pat McGeer.
The centre occupies the entire main
floor of the four-storey north wing of
the Henry Angus Building, and the
audio-visual theatre takes up the top
Dean Emeritus MacPhee retired as
dean of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration in 1963. Cy
McLean was co-chairman of the 3
Universities Capital Fund in 1964-65.
BASKETBALL - The men's and
women's teams from the
University of Victoria will
invade UBC this weekend to
take on the Thunderbirds, the
Thunderettes, and the Jayvees.
Action begins at 4:30 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 6, when the men's
Jayvee teams meet. The Thunderettes play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Thunderbird game
at 8:30 p.m. The whole schedule
is repeated on Saturday in the
War Memorial Gymnasium.
VOLLEYBALL - The University of Alberta men's and women's teams will clash with UBC
in the War Memorial Gymnasium
on Saturday. The Thunderettes
play at 12 noon and the Thunderbirds at 2 p.m.
Ten new members
join 25 - year club
Ten new members will be inducted
into UBC's 25-year Club when it holds
its annual banquet in the Faculty Club
on Friday at 7 p.m.
The club, which already has a
membership of 35 persons, was started
in 1970 by UBC's former president,
Dr. Walter H. Gage, to recognize
members of the UBC staff with 25 or
more years of service to UBC.
UBC's current president and
honorary president of the club, Dr.
Douglas Kenny, will speak at the
banquet and present 25-year pins to
new members. The inductees will be
presented to President Kenny by club
president Ellis McLintock, of the
purchasing department.
New members of the club are:
Gladys Bealing, Surgery; Margaret
Bernard and Anne Champayne, both
of Food Services; Gordon Crosson,
Anatomy; Margaret Frederickson,
dean of women's office; Gerald Kent,
Pharmacology; Earl Pook, Physical
Plant; Micki Tanaka, Anatomy;
Nicholas Weesjes, Physical Plant; and
William White, vice-president and
bursar of UBC.
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REPORTS Judith Walker, staff writer.
Production assistants — Bruce Baker and Anne
Shorter. Send letters to the Editor to
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Administration Building, UBC, 2075 Wesbrook
Place, Vancouver, B.C.  V6T 1W5.
UBC Reports/Feb. 4, 1976/3 THIS WEEK
12:30p.m. SALT TALKS LECTURE. Dr. Leighton Ford on The
End of Anxiety. Ballroom, Student Union Building.
Prince, Vancouver artist, in A Discussion of My Works
with Historical References. Room 102, Lasserre Bldg.
FORESTRY LECTURE. Prof. K.A. Armson, Silviculture, Forest and Nursery Soil Management, University
of Toronto, on Forest Management in Ontario. Room
166, MacMillan Building.
pathology department, on Cell Surfaces and Cell Electrophoresis. Room 2361, Biological Sciences Building.
the Library, features UBC English department student
Carolyn Borsman reading from her works. Orientation
room, lower level, Sedgewick Library.
Prof. Keith Aldridge, Geophysics and Astronomy, talks
on Inertial Oscillations of a Contained Rotating Fluid.
Room 1100, Mathematics Building Annex.
4:00p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. J.P. Wolfe, University of
California at Berkeley, on Electron Hole Liquid in Pure
Germanium: A Novel Plasma. Room 201, Hennings
IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, Calif., on Some
Aspects of a Data Management System. Room 326,
Angus Building.
Dr. Peter Summers, Atmospheric Environment Service
Headquarters, Downsview, Ont., talks on Meteorology
and Air Pollution. Room G65-66, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8:30p.m. THE CENTRE COFFEE HOUSE, sponsored bythe Cooperative Christian Campus Ministry, presents Variety
Night. Lutheran Campus Centre. $1 a person.
guest speakers on Behavioral Sciences in the Dental
Curriculum, takes place in Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. Programs available
from Room 364, Dentistry Building.
8:15p.m. THE VANCOUVER INSTITUTE. Dr. Michael Sheehan,
Cecil H. and Ida Green visiting professor, on Excavation
at Alahan: Social Dimensions of the Life of an Early
Christian Monastery. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.     CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE. W.L. Dunn, of UBC's
pathology department, gives a progress report on Topics
of  Current  Interest   in  Clinical  Cancer Investigation.
Library, Block B, Medical Sciences Building.
CUSO FILM SERIES presents 8 or 9 in the Morning,
and Self-Reliance. Room 201, Geography Building.
3:30 p.m.     MANAGEMENT    SCIENCE    SEMINAR.     Prof.     D.
Wehrung,   Commerce   and   Business   Administration,
UBC, on Interactive Preference Assessment in a Finan
cially Constrained University. Room 306, Angus Bldg.
Malhotra, Mechanical Engineering graduate student, on
Turbulent Heat Transfer to Supercritical Fluids. Room
A106, Mechanical Engineering Annex.
4:30 p.m. PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Bill Driedzic, physiology department, Hershey Medical Centre, Pennsylvania
State University, on The Co-ordination of Fatty Acid
Metabolism with Kreb's Cycle Activity in Mammalian
Heart. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
CONTROL AGENCY OF B.C. Joint Seminar on
Synthesis and Testing of Some New Anti-Cancer and
Anti-Viral Nucleosides, with Dr. T.A. Khwaja, associate
professor of pathology. University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Conference room, second floor. Cancer Control Agency, 2656 Heather Street.
12:30p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. Janet Stein, botany department, UBC, talks on The Intemperate Algae. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building.
Gontovnick, Pharmacology graduate student, on Arene
Oxides: Toxic Metabolites? II. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
3:30p.m. ACADEMIC COLLOQUIUM. Lee Johnson of UBC's
English department, on The Geometrical Spirit of
Wordsworth's Poetry. Room 599, Buchanan Tower.
graduate student, on Some Aspects of Thermal Pollution. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. James Kutney, chemistry department, UBC, on Studies on Clinically Important Anti-Tumor Agents. Room 250, Chemistry Bldg.
7:30p.m. CUSO INFORMATION. Recruiters from Ottawa will
give information in the fields of agriculture, education
and engineering. Upper lounge, I nternational House.
12:30 p.m. CLASSICS LECTURE. Prof. David Campbell, University of Victoria, on Alcaeus in Particular and in
General. Room 202, Buchanan Building.
12:35p.m. FREE FILMSERIES presented by thedean of women's
office, features The Ascent of Man, Part,11: Generation
Upon Generation. Auditorium, Student Union Bldg.
1:30p.m. SOCIAL WORK LECTURE. Prof. John Spencer,
director, Department of Social Administration, University of Edinburgh, on Current Developments in Welfare, Health and Correctional Services in the United
Kingdom. Lecture Hall A, School of Social Work.
3:30p.m. STATISTICS WORKSHOP. Prof. J. Press, of UBC's
commerce and business administration faculty, on
Simultaneous Bayesian Estimation of Normal Parameters. Room 321 .Angus Building.
Sheehan, Cecil H. and Ida Green visiting professor, on
Family Without Marriage. Penthouse, Buchanan Bldg.
David J. Crossley, physics department, Memorial University, Newfoundland, on Some Problems in the Dynamics of Rotating Fluids with Application to Motions
Within the Earth's Core. Room 260, Geophysics Bldg.
Roff, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC, on Sex, Size and
Survival. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
Patricia Hitchins, anthropology department, UBC, on
Bronze Age in Japan. Auditorium, Centennial Museum.
Panel discussion, chaired by Dr. A. Marcus, Psychiatry,
UBC, on New Directions of Care in Forensic Psychiatry.
Lecture theatre, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
12:30p.m. LOCAL TALENT READING SERIES, sponsored by
the Library, features Andrew Busza, of UBC's English
department, reading from his works. Orientation room,
lower level, Sedgewick Library.
HISTORY LECTURE. Dr. Perez Zagorin, history department. University of Rochester, N.Y., on Rationality
Under Siege. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.


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