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Passage in Time
Photo by Bob Jemison
From student to grad Andrea Phillpotts receives her Bachelor of Arts degree during this week's Congregation ceremonies. The English Literature
grad hopes to go on to law school next year, after working as a tour guide for UBC's Summer Campus Tours program. Andrea will be one ofthe more than
4,000 students receiving degrees during the four-day Congregation — the focal point ofthe university's academic year.
A message from
the president:
Building for UBC's future
David W. Strangway
You may have seen cranes swinging and dust rising around our
beautiful campus as you made your
way here today to celebrate Congregation with our graduates, faculty and
staff. These are some of the visible signs of
the many new and ambitious building
projects that will dramatically change the
face of this campus over the next decade.
During Congregation ceremonies this
week, for example, we are breaking ground
for the First Nations Longhouse, one ofthe
buildings funded through our World of
Opportunity fund-raising campaign, which
has raised $200 million to-date from private
donations and matching funds from the
provincial government.
But building a great university means
more than mixing mortar and stacking bricks.
It means laying a foundation for learning.
Many of the innovative academic projects
we are establishing through our campaign
will advance knowledge in our society in
ways that everyone in our larger community
can understand and relate to.
Academic and community endowments
mean more innovative research and teaching in the areas of health care, ethics, disability issues, and women's studies — to name
but a few important projects.
These academic projects are also part of
the bridges we are building to our community — which extends from our neighbors in
the University Endowment Lands and West
Point Grey to far-away friends around the
Special President's Funds generated
through the campaign, such as the Opportunity Endowment, will support initiatives in
learning, research and public service. The
Scholarship Endowment will allow UBC
to continue to attract talented students,
such as the ones walking across the stage
this week to receive their degrees.
It is my wish that these men and women
have found some ofthe tools they need to
begin building on their dreams. These
students — they may be your sons and
daughters, brothers and sisters, parents or
friends — take with them the most precious gifts we have to offer: the thirst for
knowledge and the energy to quench that
thirst in a way that will be valuable for all.
I have stood on many stages and
watched thousands of students walk
proudly in their caps and gowns to receive
their degrees. I am always fascinated by
the thought that each person is embarking
on a new adventure. I wish them every
success as they head down that road. 2    UBC REPORTS May 28.1991
Four grads win Governor General's Medals
In 1873, the Earl of Dufferin,
who served as the Governor
General of Canada from 1872
to 1878, decided to have a
medal struck to reward scholastic
Known as the Governor General's
Academic Medals, they have since
become a tradition at congregation
ceremonies on university campuses
across Canada.
Recipients of this year's medal are:
— Michel Gingras (Quebec)
Governor General's gold medal, doctoral programs, Faculty of Graduate
— Russil Wvong (Pitt Meadows)
Governor General's gold medal, master's programs, Faculty of Graduate
— Dougall Molson (Vancouver)
Governor General's silver medal,
Faculty of Arts
— Gregory Wellman (Richmond)
Governor General's silver medal,
Faculty of Science
The medals are awarded for academic excellence at four levels: bronze
at the secondary school level; collegiate bronze at the post secondary
diploma level; silver at the undergraduate level; and gold at the gradu
ate level.
At UBC,.and other Canadian universities, gold Governor General's
Academic Medals will be presented to
the students who have achieved the
highest standing in graduate studies
at both the master's and doctorate
levels, and silver medals to the students who, in the opinion of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Sciences, are the best in the graduating
classes for the B A degree and the BSc
The number of gold and silver
medals awarded by each university is
determined by its full-time enrolment.
However, part-time students are also
The Governor General's Gold and
Silver Academic Medals are part of 24
awards reserved for heads of the
graduating classes at UBC.
Twenty-four students
top their classes
Twenty-four students finished at
the top of their graduating classes at
UBC. Listed below are 20 ofthe students and their awards. Four others
received Governor General's Medals.
Association of Professional Engineers Proficiency Prize (most outstanding record in the graduating class
of Applied Science, B.A.Sc. degree):
Allan Joseph Kelley (Squamish, B.C.).
Helen L. Balfour Prize (Head of
the Graduating Class in Nursing,
B.S.N, degree): Gregory Melvin
McGunigle (Vancouver, B.C.).
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize (Head of the
Graduating Class in Education, Elementary Teaching field, B.Ed, degree): Arlie Jane Thompson (North
Vancouver, B.C.).
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize (Head of the
Graduating Class in Education, Secondary Teaching field, B.Ed, degree):
Patricia Am O'Riley (Surrey, B.C.).
Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarianship (Head ofthe Graduating Class
in Librarianship, M.L.S. degree):
Valerie Gail Ward (Calgary).
College -of Dental Surgeons of
British Columbia Gold Medal (Head
of the Graduating Class in Dentistry,
D.M.D. degree): David Engelberg
(Vancouver, B.C.).
Professor C.F.A. Culling —
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Prize (greatest overall academic
excellence in the graduating class of
the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory
Science degree): Anne Margaret
Mitchell (Kamloops, B.C.).
Dr. Brock Fahmi Prize in Occupational Therapy (Head of the Graduating Class in Rehabilitation Medicine,
Occupational Therapy, B.Sc.(O.T.)
Now is the time to
find out about UBC Winter
Session '91-92
Evening Credit
Deadline for new-
applicants is June 30.
for information, contact:
Extra-Sessional Studies
6323 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver. B.C. V6T1Z1
Telephone 822-2657
degree): Lindsey Anne Townsend
(West Vancouver, B.C.).
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in Physiotherapy (Head of the Graduating
Class in Rehabilitation Medicine,
Physiotherapy, B.Sc.(P.T.) degree):
Leslie Lynne Hopkins (Coquitlam,
Hamber Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Medicine, M.D.
degree, best cumulative record in all
years of course): Sandra Michelle
Sirrs (Vancouver, B.C.).
Horner Prize and Medal for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Head of the
Graduating Class in Pharmaceutical
Sciences, B.Sc.Pharm. degree):
Bemadette Katalin Kondor (Prince
George, B.C.).
Kiwanis Club Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Commerce and
Business Administration, B.Comm.
degree): Martin Luis Gerber (Vancouver, B.C.).
Law Society Gold Medal and Prize
(call and admission fee) (Head of the
Graduating Class in Law, LL.B. degree): Lindsay Margaret Batten
(Armstrong, B.C.).
H.R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry
(Head ofthe Graduating Class in Forestry, B.S.F. or B.Sc. Forestry degree): Steven Robert Webb (North
New service awards honor
faculty and staff members
Five longtime UBC faculty and staff members are the
first recipients ofthe newly created President's Service
Award for Excellence.
The winners are:
— June Binkert, secretary of the Fine Arts Department, who has been involved with the department and the
Fine Arts Gallery since they were founded at UBC in
— Sheldon Cherry, professor of Civil Engineering
and associate dean ofthe Faculty of Graduate Studies, has
played a major role in facilitating the increase in graduate
student enrolment at UBC.
—RobertHindmarch. directorof Athletics and Sports
Services, was largely responsible for UBC's athletic
program producing more Olympic and Commonwealth
Games athletes than any other Canadian university.
— Shirley Louie, assistant director of Food Services,
established the first ethnic restaurant on campus and
published a best-selling cookbook among her many accomplishments during 30 years of service to UBC.
—Norman Watt, director of Extra Sessional Studies,
created the UBC Senior Citizens Summer Program in
1974, the first of its kind in North America, and has raised
thousands of dollars for charity while raising the public
profile of the university.
The award recognizes excellence in personal achievements and outstanding contributions to the university.
All university employees, including staff, faculty,
senior academic and administrative personnel are eligible for nomination to receive the award.
A President's committee administers, receives, evaluates and recommends the winners for each year.
Each recipient of the President's Service Award for
Excellence will be presented with a gold medal and
$5,000 by UBC President David Strangway during
the university's Spring Congregation ceremonies,
May 28-31.
Vancouver, B.C.).
Physical Education Faculty Prize
(Head of the Graduating Class in
Physical Education, B.P.E. degree):
Heather Patricia Bourchier
(Rossland, B.C.).
Royal Architecture Institute of
Canada Medal (graduating student
with the highest standing in the School
of Architecture): John Bruce Haden
.     Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold
Medal (Head ofthe Graduating Class
in Agricultural Sciences, B.Sc.Agr.
degree): Shannon Maureen
McDonald (Coquitlam, B.C.).
University of B.C. Medal (Head of
the Graduating Class in Family and
Nutritional Sciences, B.H.E. degree):
Diana Frances Peabody (Burnaby,
University of B.C. Medal (Head of
the Graduating Class in Fine Arts,
B.F.A. degree): Naomi Katherine
Potter (Saltspring Island, B.C.).
University of B.C. Medal (Head of
the Graduating Class in Music.B.Mus.
degree): Carmen Liane Hundley
(Vancouver, B.C.).
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UBC Reports goes behind the scenes
Congregation team 'controls chaos'
The message adorning the top of
UBC's 1941 graduation program
couldn't be clearer:
"It is absolutely imperative that
everyone be punctual for every event.
Thank you."
No such words appear in the 1991
version. After 50 years of refinement,
today's jam-packed agenda leaves no
time to be late.
"We let people know well in advance who is supposed to be where
and at what time," said Joan King,
Congregation's chief coordinator.
"There are ^^^_^^^_
glitches that crop
up but, once it's
set in motion, the
"When it all starts to move, the
ceremony takes on a life of its own."
plan sort of takes care of itself."
From her headquarters in the Ceremonies Office of the Old Administration Building, King has helped direct Congregation for 22 years. Along
with associate Muriel Campbell and
ceremonies Director Chuck Slonecker,
King quarterbacks a graduation team
of caterers, cleaners, gardeners, parking attendants, procession marshals
and university administrators during
the four-day celebration.
The game plan is simple: Keep
people happy and keep things moving.
"Afterall," says King. "We're dealing
with 32,000 people and there is a
schedule to keep."
And the logistics of the schedule
are nightmarish.
It all starts Monday night with a
baccalaureate service and tea for 250
people. Seven graduation ceremonies
follow, each with 5,000 people attending. Between the morning and after
noon Congregations, King and
Campbell oversee formal luncheons
(complete with handwritten calligraphy nametags done by King) for
roughly 80 people in honor of the
day's honorary degree recipients. On
Tuesday and Thursday nights, King,
Slonecker and Campbell head off to
Norman MacKenzie House to oversee
two more formal receptions.
Meanwhile, daily teas for 2,000 are
also organized after each ceremony on
the SUB patio.
"It's crazy," said Catering Manager Bill Wingate. "Suddenly, there's
__^^_^^_^^ a mad crush of
people and
then, just as
they're gone."
Circulating amidst the crush before their luncheon are Campbell and
King who discreetly round up gowns
which will be used for members ofthe
next ceremony's platform party.
King refers to the entire four-day
affair as a kind of "controlled chaos,"
the details of which are worked out
months in advance.
In January, the Ceremonies and
Registrar's Offices start coordinating
the lists of graduates and honorary
degree recipients and guest lists for
the myriad of receptions and ceremonies. Thousands of invitations are sent
and replies catalogued. The work is
time-consuming and exhaustive in
In addition, King is responsible for
scripting a program for each of the
seven graduation ceremonies. Much
like stage-blocking in a play, each
"book of words" cues speakers, out
lines when microphones are to be lowered, lecterns moved and music played.
Everyone knows his or her part.
"The book of words is a tradition in
itself," King explains. "The names
change but the general format stays
the same."
What also remains constant is the
mayhem at the UBC bookstore which
more resembles an ant colony with its
non-stop assembly line of graduates
emerging resplendent in appropriate
cap, gown and hood.
In the graduation events and instructions booklet to students, there is
one order that is emphasized above the
rest. It reads: Graduation candidates
must realize that gowns, mortar boards
and hoods MUST be returned after the
ceremony in order that they will be
available for successive ceremonies.
However, in the excitement of the
morning, graduates invariably forget.
"The logistics can get pretty hairy
and often lead to general panic," said
Barry Scott, who has been painstakingly sorting, dusting and arranging
many ofthe 900-odd gowns and 3,500
hoods for more than a quarter century.
Scott recalls one of the few rainy
graduation days when the bookstore
shelves and railings were strewn with
damp gowns. An iron was even commissioned to help speed up the drying
process for the next ceremony. Green
garbage bags are now kept at both the
SUB and the bookstore, just in case.
Despite all the apparent confusion,
there is a certain calmness which King
says takes control just before the
carillon bells sound, signalling the
procession's march to the gym.
King and Campbell have robed the
various members ofthe platform party
in the SUB art gallery. The graduates
have massed in rows in the SUB ballroom where they have received their
marching orders and their long-awaited
"It's an eerie feeling because when
it all starts to move, the ceremony
takes on a life of its own," King explains. "We're all in our places while
the moms and dads are in the gym
enjoying Marty Berinbaum and his
wonderful UBC orchestra. It's a wonderful feeling."
It's also a feeling for which King
and colleagues will never tire.
Traditions date back
to Middle Ages
A student from the Middle Ages
wouldn't feel out of place
among UBC's graduating
class of 1991.
That' s because when today' s grads
receive their academic degrees, they' 11
follow traditions and customs shared
by fellow students for many centuries.
For example, the gowns, hoods and
hats worn by students and faculty have
evolved from clothes worn by European scholars in medieval times.
The gown is a modem equivalent
ofthe large overcoat that once draped
scholars' shoulders. The hood, lined
with a specific color to indicate the
degree to be conferred, is all that remains of a large parka-style hood that
was attached to scholars' robes.
Because the PhD is the highest
academic degree awarded by UBC,
doctoral candidates have their hoods
placed over their shoulder after being
presented to Chancellor Leslie
Another Congregation tradition that
dates back to the Middle Ages is the
wooden mace. It is carried into the
War Memorial Gym and placed on
stage by the mace-bearer and marshal 1
(a role played this year in alternating
ceremonies by either education Professor John Dennison or mathematics
Professor Afton Cayford.)
The mace, originally used as a war
club, is recognized as a symbol of
authority. UBC's mace was designed
and carved in 1959 by Native Indian
artist George Norris.
During the ceremony, the faculty
deans, or their nominees, present students who have met all the requirements for graduation to the chancellor.
When the student's name is read
out, he or she crosses the stage and
kneels on a padded stool in front of the
chancellor, who taps the student on
the head with his mortarboard and
says, "I admit you."
At this point, the student has officially been admitted to UBC's Convocation, the group which elects the
chancellor and some Senate members
every three years.
Discover summer '91 at UBC
Last year's 75th anniversary
summer celebrations attracted
record participation by on- and
off-campus people for the variety
of tours, theatre, music and other
events offered.
And why not? Summer is a
great time to be at UBC. The
campus is in full bloom, the pace
slows a little and everyone seems
to be in a good mood.
The good news is that most of
last year's activities are back. You
can take a variety of guided walking tours, attend theatre performances, watch cows get milked,
wander through gardens and galleries, splash around in the outdoor pool and generally have a
great time.
Here is a sampler of summer
pursuits at UBC.
CAMPUS TOURS (822-3777)
For visitors and veterans alike,
a free, guided walking tour is a
great way to get to know more
about campus. Perennial crowd-
pleasers include the rose garden
beside the Faculty Club, the Pacific Bell Tower at the Asian Centre
and the dinosaur skeleton at the
M.Y. Williams Geological Museum. Specialized tours for children, seniors, English as a Second Language groups, persons
with disabilities and other groups
are available.
The garden offers a variety of
free tours (with admission), including introductory tours on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday
theme tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. Sunday tours highlight certain areas, such as roses or
the food garden, and include opportunities for tea
and refreshments from
UBC Food Services.
DAIRY BARN (822-4593)
Located at the south end
of Wesbrook Mall, just
across 16th Ave., the Dairy
Barn attracts about 3,000
people per summer with its
tour program. Youngsters
and others get close-up
looks at cows and calves. Afternoon tours include observation of
cow milking. The barn is wheelchair accessible and special needs
groups are welcome.
OYSTER RIVER (923-4219)
Located on Vancouver Island,
north of Courtenay, this 700-hec-
tare dairy, forage and research farm
If you want to go further afield,
UBC's extended campus offers free
hiking, touring and camping opportunities.
Hikers will enjoy the 32 kilometres of foot trails running through
this 5,150-hectare research forest.
The odds are good that you'll sight
some game during your visit, but
remember to leave the dogs and
bikes at home.
offers weekday tours, including
ringside seats for the afternoon
cow milkings.
Bring your camping gear and
enjoy the eight lakes spread over
this 9,000-hectare forest in the B.C.
If all of this touring and hiking
leaves you a little breathless, the
campus offers some enjoyable
ways to slow the pace. In addition
to their year-round fare, these facilities offer the following summer
The centre opens its outdoor
pool for the summer. The pool
deck—complete with lawn chairs,
this year—is a nice place to spend
your lunch hour, safe from the
creeping spectre of memos,
phone calls and fax machines.
From July 9 to 16, the
Karen Jamieson Dance
Company performs Gawa
Gyani at the museum,
combining traditional Native
dance and storytelling with
contemporary choreography. Patrons can also observe the company in rehearsal at the museum, starting
June 11. And for the first time, the
museum will open on Mondays in
July and August.
Vain Portrayals, the gallery's
exhibit until July 12, features an
entertaining mix of portraits from
the university's collections.  Subjects range from Mao Tse-tung (by
Andy Warhol) to early UBC presidents.
Last year provided a bench mark
for summer stock theatre at UBC.
The gang at Freddy Wood hopes
to match that success with this
year's trio of repertory productions.
As a follow-up up to Cole, last
year's wildly successful revue of
Cole Porter tunes, the Summer
Players offer Cowardy Custard, a
musical romp through the wit and
wisdom of Noel Coward. This
cabaret-style production, which
offers refreshments and desserts
for the audience, opens May 31 in
the Dorothy Somerset Studio.
The two productions in the
Frederic Wood Theatre are the
premiere of Simon Webb's Fish
Tales, described as an "absurd
comedy about passing on," and
Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, Ten Little Indians. Fish
Tales begins on June 14, while
Ten Little Indians kicks off on July
All performances begin at 8
p.m., with two-for-one tickets
available for Monday nights.
MUSIC (222-5273)
Again this year the Centre for
Continuing Education offers
Sounds of Japan, a recital of
Japanese classical, folk and contemporary music in the lush surroundings of Nitobe Garden. The
recital takes place on Sunday,
Aug. 11 and is free with admission to the garden.
For more information about
these and other campus activities
throughoutthe summer, check the
calendar section of UBC Reports.
You can also stop by the Community Relations Office, Room 207
ofthe Old Administration Building,
for a copy of the new UBC attractions brochure, complete with an
updated campus map. 4    UBC REPORTS May 28.1991
Peering into our crystal ball:
expansion under
way for campus
Construction cranes are
popping up over the campus skyline as UBC begins its most ambitious and
far-reaching expansion in decades.
In the next 10 years, nearly $500
million in building projects will be
undertaken, spurred on by a successful fund-raising campaign and the
generous support of the provincial
It will be one ofthe greatest periods
of growth at this, or any other Canadian university.
"UBC has long been known as the
'unfinished campus' because of temporary buildings
such as the huts,
which date back to
the Second World
War," said President
David Strangway. "It won't be long
before that name is just a memory."
In the works are new facilities for
sports and recreation, theatres, an art
gallery, a library centre, a college for
graduate students, offices for student
and administration services, and leading-edge research facilities in fields
such as biotechnology, computers,
forestry, advanced materials and Asian
"I know that everyone at UBC
shares my pride in what is being accomplished here," said Strangway.
Already under construction are the
David Lam Management Research
Centre at Main Mall and Agricultural
Road, the University Services Centre
on West Mall, the Student Services
Centre next to Brock Hall and the
Networks of Centres of Excellence
facility above the UBC Bookstore.
Many of the buildings are funded
by the provincial government's capital budget. Several of the largest
projects are funded by UBC's major
capital campaign, A World of Opportunity, and the provincial matching
The campaign has already raised
$200 million—including $90 million
in matching funds from the Govern-
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mentofB.C. and gifts of SllOmillion
from individuals, foundations and
corporate donors — making it the
largest and most successful fund-raising campaign in Canadian history.
At a gala dinner held April 11 to
honor university supporters, campaign chairman Robert Wyman announced that the university will seek
another $30 million in private gifts
through 1992, and is continuing discussions with the provincial government on expanding its matching funds
The World of Opportunity campaign was launched just over two years
ago to help boost the
university's international standing by
providing urgently
needed financial resources. At the time, the target was
$132 million, including $66 million in
provincial government matching
(Not all the donations are earmarked
for buildings. More than half of what
is raised will fund scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships,
equipment and collections.)
Other new buildings are being
funded by the provincial government, including an additional $75
million over five years in ongoing
capital funds that was announced two
years ago.
While the campus building boom
is just getting into high gear, UBC's
new era of construction actually began with the completion ofthe Chemistry-Physics building two years ago.
Funded by the provincial government,
it was the first new academic building
on campus in many years.
Since then, one project has followed another: The west wing of the
Museum of Anthropology, which
houses the Walter Koerner Ceramics
Gallery, the Child Care Centre, the
Child Study Centre, the Bio-medical
Research Centre and the Acadia family housing project have all been completed in the past two years.
Photo by Media Services
The $8.5-million addition to Brock Hall, shown here, will consolidate all student administrative services
under one roof when it opens in the summer of 1992.
Pboto by Done Gregory
Peter Lusztig, outgoing dean of Commerce and Business Administration, with the model ofthe new David
Lam Management Research Centre, now under construction adjacent to the Angus building.
Completing 'unfinished campusf
'Sense of place9 goal of campus plan
University Planner Andrew Brown
compares his job of creating a cohesive
master plan for UBC to "laying tracks
ahead of a speeding locomotive."
With the university in the midst of a major
expansion, the staff of Campus Planning and
Development is faced with the task of unifying a
sprawling campus that has grown piecemeal for
the past 70 years.
It's a daunting prospect. The campus covers
1,000 acres and includes everything from scientific laboratories and sports facilities to high-rise
The campus is eight times larger than
Toronto   and McGill   universities combined,
easily making it the largest in Canada and one
of the two or three largest in North America.
"This is a major piece of work," said Brown.
"The plan will be a powerful tool that can help to
shape the future of this institution."
Two of the plan's major aims will be to limit
sprawl and create a sense of place on a campus
that has few landmarks. In keeping with this,
most new construction either "fills in" or directly
rings the campus core.
In recent months, Brown has met with interested groups representing all constituencies on
campus, seeking input and advice on how the
campus should be shaped.
One of the most frequent complaints Brown
has heard is that the campus is simply too big to
walk across, that people feel isolated.
"Typically, experience shows that the largest
public space that works is no bigger than about
200 acres. That's the size of most medieval
villages, as well as modern neighborhoods such
as Greenwich Village, Soho and the quartiers in
Paris," he said.
One proposal planners are looking at is to
bring more commercial and retail development
to campus. This could result in a new "town
centre" that would extend from the existing
campus village west along University Blvd.,
perhaps as far as the bookstore.
The area, already home to many public
facilities such as the Aquatic Centre and War
Memorial Gym, could one day boast shops and
even a hotel. Another town centre could be
developed farther along University Blvd., near
Marine Dr.
"We're listening to every point of view," said
Brown. "It's like creating a 15,000-piece jigsaw
puzzle and then putting it together in some way
that makes sense. It's an ongoing process, and
we're still open to new pieces."
Based on five- and 10-year capital improvement plans and planning strategies conceived
to date, the campus plan will undergo re-drafts
and revisions until the final version is
presented to the Board ofGovernors for approval
later this year. But Brown stresses that the plan
will always be fluid, subject to change and
alteration. UBC REPORTS May 28.1991
A glimpse of UBC in the '90s
There are 30 building projects
planned for the 1990s at
UBC. Several are already
completed, others are currently under construction and many
more are in various stages of the proposal process. Not all buildings, their
locations or cost have received final
1. University Services Building (under construction)
Located at the southwest corner of
West Mall and University Blvd., this
$12-million building will house services that support academic and research
activity, including Purchasing, Plant
Operations and Media Services.
Completion is expected by December.
2. Brock Hall/Student Services
Building, Phase I (under construction)
Adjacent to Brock Hall, it will
consolidate student services under one
roof and offer improved communications among departments. The $8.5-
million building will house the Registrar's office, Awards and Financial
Aid, Student Housing and Conferences, Disability Resource Centre and
the Rick Hansen National Fellow
program. Scheduled for completion:
summer, 1992.
3. Centre for Integrated Computer
Systems Research
The Centre for Integrated Computer
Systems Research and the departments
of Computer Science and Electrical
Engineering will share this $ 18-million
building. It will provide research space
for projects involving UBC and industrial partners that focus on interdisciplinary work in computer imaging
and animation, robotics and artificial
intelligence. Construction start: Sept.
1, 1991.
4. Advanced Material and Process
Engineering Laboratory
This $20.4-million building will
provide space for faculty and students
from six departments in the faculties
of Science and Applied Sciences, as
well as TRIUMF researchers. It will
allow research into spaceage alloys,
electronic materials, plastics and superconductors to be carried to the industrial prototype level.
5. Forest Sciences Centre
A $43.8-million facility that will
accommodate new areas of research
and education such as timber engineering, harvesting robotics and remote sensing by satellite. It will also
house collaborative projects with private sector research institutions and
other faculties. Expected to put UBC
in a world-class position in forestry.
6. Networks of Centres of Excellence, Phase I (under construction)
An addition to the Bookstore
building, it will provide research and
office space for six of UBC's 12 national Networks of Centres of Excellence. Federally funded, the networks
provide for high-level scientific research. The provincial government has
provided infrastructure funding.
Scheduled for completion in July.
7. Chemical Engineering Building
To provide more space for departmental research and teaching activity.
8. Earth Sciences Building
To replace existing Geophysics and
Astronomy Building, it will house
Oceanography and Geophysics and
Astronomy and will have links to the
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Geology Building. The $25-million
building is expected to lead to the
development of an integrated Earth
Sciences Centre.
9. Brock Hall/Student Services
Building, Phase II
The second phase of the facility
will result in the complete consolidation of all administrative services for
students in one location.
10. Health Sciences facilities
The facilities will include space for
laboratories, health promotion and
allied health sciences. After completion there will be significant renovations required to existing Health Sciences space.
11. Faculty of Law addition
An addition to the Faculty of Law's
Curtis Building to house faculty offices, research and support space as
well as additional teaching facilities.
12. Research facilities
This project will consist of one or
more facilities to provide additional
research space on campus.
13. Instructional facilities
This will consist of one or more
facilities to provide adequate instructional space on campus.
14. David Lam Management Research Centre (under construction)
The $8.2-million facility will house
offices of several research bureaus,
management conference centre, research library and graduate placement
service centre. It is expected to play a
key role in Canadian research, teaching and international trade initiatives.
Located at the southwest corner of
Main Mall and Agricultural Rd.
Scheduled for completion: April, 1992.
15. Creative Arts Centre
This $ 15-million building will provide efficient, centralized space for
practice, performance, workshops and
instruction, and studio space for the
School of Music and departments of
Fine Arts and Theatre. To be located at
the site of the existing Armory. Construction is scheduled to begin late
16. Chan Centre for the Performing
Named for the Chan family, who
donated $10 million towards construction, the $13-million centre will
house 1,400- and 700-seat theatres. It
will meet Vancouver's need for midsize performance halls and give UBC
aplace for ceremonial functions, music
and theatre programs. Located east of
the Rose Garden on Crescent Rd.
Construction start: late 1992.
17. Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Replacing the current Fine Arts
Gallery, the new $3-million gallery
will enable UBC to protect and display fine art in a building that meets
international standards. It will mount
major exhibitions and house UBC's
own art collection, now scattered
across campus. It will also showcase
the work of students and faculty.
Construction is scheduled to begin in
18. Library Centre
The new centre will provide urgently-needed space for expanding library collections, new storage systems and technology to allow users
easy access to information. The $24-
million building is the first phase of a
longterm plan for the UBC library
system. It will be located on the west
side of Main Mall, next to Sedgewick
19. First Nations Longhouse
(groundbreaking ceremony May 31)
Construction is expected to begin
in late summer on this unique building, a campus centre for the growing
number of First Nations students at
UBC. The $4.4-million Longhouse
will provide teaching and study space
in surroundings that reflect the culture
and heritage of First Nations people.
With massive cedar beams and a copper-sheathed roof, it will be built in the
architectural style of the Coast Salish
20. Green College
Former UBC student and co-
founder of Texas Instruments Cecil
Green donated $7 million for this residential graduate college, modeled on
Green College at Oxford. Outstanding
students, researchers and academics
will work and live together in an atmosphere of intense research and
cross-disciplinary study. Construction
is scheduled to begin in April, 1992.
21. Institute for Asian Research
UBC is already recognized as one
of North America's principal centres
for Asian Studies. The new $6-million
institute will include regional centres
focusing on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian and Southeast Asian
Studies. A Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies will follow.
22. Intramural Sports and Recreation Centre
This $8-million facility will serve
the growing demand for recreation on
campus with two gyms, dance studios,
weight rooms and racquetball courts.
Another $2 million will add bleachers
and lights to Mclnnes Field and upgrade War Memorial Gym's seating
and office space. UBC students have
committed $5 million to these projects.
23. Biotechnology Laboratory,
Phase II
A further expansion of the Bookstore building with space for research
and offices.
24. Faculty of Education
Expansion to the Neville Scarfe
building will allow the faculty to replace substandard buildings and con
solidate activities now dispersed across
25. Ritsumeikan House (under construction)
Adjacent to Totem Park, this $7-
million residence will house 200 students — 100 each from UBC and
Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan — in a cultural exchange unique
to North America. UBC students interested in the Pacific Rim and Japanese culture and language will share
ideas and experiences with Japanese
students who are here for intensive
English instruction as well as regular
UBC academic courses. Scheduled for
completion in Dec. 1991.
26. Faculty Housing (under construction)
This new rental-housing project, to
be completed by the fall, will help
UBC attract young faculty members
who might otherwise find Vancouver's cost of housing prohibitive. The
$7.2-million project will include 114
apartments in two low-rise buildings
27. Student Housing
Plans for additional student housing are being developed to reach a
goal of housing 25 per cent of UBC's
28. West Parkade
To provide additional parking. To
be constructed this year on the site of
the present 'L' lot.
29. David Lam Botanical Garden
Already in use, the new garden
centre is located in the Asian Garden,
across Marine Dr. from its previous
site. It has visitors, education and research centres, as well as a gift shop
and offices. A viewing platform overlooks the Strait of Georgia.
30. Day Care Centre
Constructed and in use, it is located
on Osoyoos Cres., convenient to the
residences of married students. This
facility, opened last year, accommodates 275 children. 6    UBC REPORTS May 28.1991
May 28 -
June 15
The Silent War — Leukemia
Half-hour TV special at
10:30pm on U-TV. Produced by the Terry Fox
Laboratory for cancer research. The story tells ot a
young woman's battle with
the disease and introduces us to other
cancer patients, physicians, nurses and
researchers Involved in treatment. Call
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Discussion Group. Triglyceride Lipase
And The Structural Basis Of Interfacial
Activation. Prof. Zygmunt Derewenda,
Biochemistry, U. of Alberta. IRC#3 at
3:45pm. Call 822-5925:
Paediatrics Research Seminar
Developments In Ethics In Human Research. Dr. Ruth Milner, Dir., Research
Support Unit, B.C. Children's Hospital.
University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site
D308at12pm. Refreshments at 11:45am.
Call 875-2492.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
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Microbiology Seminar Series
Life Of Salmonella Inside The Epithelial
Cell: To Live Or Not To Live? Dr. Ka
Leung, Biotechnology Lab, UBC.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30pm-1:30. Call
Computing Centre Micro Lunch
Statistical Software Supported At UCS.
Calvin Lai. Free admission. Computer
Sciences 460 from 12:30-1:30pm. Register in CSCI 452. Call 822-8938.
Pulp and Paper Centre Seminar
Mixing And The Selectivity Of Fast
Chemical Reactions. Dow Distinguished
Lecturer, Professor J.R. Bourne, Chemical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute
Of Technology, Zurich. Pulp/Paper Centre 101 at 2:30 pm. Call 822-8560.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Pharmacologic Basis For
Use Of New Antibiotic In
Children. Dr. J. Blumer,
Paediatrics, U. of Virginia.
G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre Aud. at 9am. Call Dr.
A.C. Ferguson at 875-2118.
Microbiology Seminar Series
Phosphory lated Spo A Is A Transcriptional
Enhancer Of A Developmentally Regulated Gene In Bacillus Subtilis. Terry Bird,
Microbiology, UBC. Wesbrook 201 from
12:20-1:30pm. Call 822-6648.
Computing Centre Micro Lunch
S-Plus: A Unix Statistics Package. Stan
Kita. Free admission. UCS Annex #2
from 12:30-1:30pm. Register in CSCI
452. Call 822-8938.
Paediatrics Research Seminar
The Role Of Iron Transport In Cell Proliferation And Heme Synthesis. Professor
Prem Ponka, Lady Davis Institute for
Medical Research, Medicine, McGill.
University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site
D308 at 12:00pm. Call 875-2492.
Campus Tours
Enjoy a free walking tour
of UBC's gardens, galler-
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leave the Tours and Information desk in the Student
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those for seniors, children, ESL groups
and the physically challenged, call 822-
Census Day June 4
Next Statistics Canada Census. Complete your questionnaire and mail it back
according to the instructions on the package. For information, call 666-2041 or
International House Reach Out
Local students correspond with international students accepted to UBC. Act as
contact and provide useful information to
incoming students while making global
friends. All students (Canadian or International) welcome. Call 822-5021.
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. Forms for appointments available in 210. Ponderosa Annex C-210. Call 822-4037.
Museum of Anthropology
Temporary Exhibitions:
Portraits of BC Native
leaders, chiefs, chief
counsellors and elders by
Kwaguitl photographer
David Neel (to June
30);African Indigo, Textile Gallery (to Aug
11); Fragments: early 20th Century West
African Sculptures (to Sept 8). Koerner
Ceramics Gallery now open. Closed
Monday. Call 822-5087.
Executive Programs
One/two-day business seminars. June 2-
15 series includes: Industrial Bar Coding,
$825. Engineer as Manager, $895. Management Achievement Program, $2,100.
Communication Skills for Managers, $495.
Human Resources Information Systems,
$875. E.D. McPhee Executive Conference Centre, Henry Angus Bldg. For more
information call 822-8400.
Step-Families Study
Married couples who have
at least one child from a
previous union living with
them, are invited to participate in a study of stress
and coping in step-families. Call Jennifer Campbell in Psychology at 822-3805.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about planning their
retirement needed for an 8-week retirement preparation seminar. Call Sara
Cornish in Counselling Psychology at 822-
Infant Hearing Study
Infants aged 1 -3 mos. needed for hearing
study. Remuneration for participation.
Interested parents please contact Ellen
Levi (ask for Catherine) at the School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences, 822-
UBC Child Care Services
Day care space available for the following
age groups: 3-5 yrs. and under 3 yrs. Call
University Hill Kid's Ciub Summer Program
For ages 6-12. Applications now being
accepted. Call 822—6424 or drop in at
office, 5590 Osoyoos Cres.
Botanical Garden
10am-6pm daily. Free admission on
Wednesdays. Call 822-4208.
UBC Congregation
goes on the road
Have congregation, will travel.
That could be the motto of Congregation 1991. After this year's ceremonies at UBC are wrapped up, a contingent from the university will head
for the Interior to present UBC degrees
to students who completed their studies at Cariboo and Okanagan community colleges.
The degrees are the first to be presented under degree-completion programs offered by the university in
association with the two colleges.
Packing the ceremonial mace and
the appropriate gowns and hoods, the
chancellor, president, chairof the board
of governors, and the deans of arts and
science will take part in both college
graduation ceremonies. The registrar
will join them at Okanagan and the
dean of education at Cariboo.
At Cariboo College in Kamloops,
12 BAs, 11 BEds and one BSc will be
awarded in a ceremony held June 15.
Eight BAs and one BSc will be presented at Okanagan College in
Kelowna on June 11.
Third- and fourth-year UBC
courses leading to degree completion
were first offered at the two colleges
in Sept., 1989, as part of the provincial
government's post-secondary education strategy. Access for All. The ultimate goal is to establish the two
colleges as independent degree-granting institutions within the decade.
Governor General dedicates sites
Gov. Gen. Ramon Hnatyshyn will
dedicate the Koerner Ceramics Gallery May 31 as well as participate in
a sod-turning ceremony for the First
Nations Longhouse.
Their Excellencies The Governor
General and Mrs. Gerda Hnatyshyn
are scheduled to arrive at the Museum
of Anthropology at4 p.m. to oversee a
dedication of the ceramics collection
donated by longtime UBC benefactor
Walter C. Koerner.
At 5:30 p.m., the Governor General will help turn the sod for the First
Nations Longhouse along with UBC
President     David     Strangway,
Musqueam Band Chief Wendy Grant
and Ken Bagshaw, chairman of the
UBC Board of Governors.
The ceremony will also feature
music by a Native drumming group
as well as a warrior dance
performed by members of the
Musqueam Band.
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Candidate - Vancouver Little Mountain UBC REPORTS MaT 28.1991       7
Canadians honored with degrees
A baroness, a diplomat, a
Native leader, a Nobel
Prize-winning scientist and
a woman who first worked
as a tugboat dispatcher are among the
nine distinguished individuals to be
awarded honorary degrees by UBC at
Spring Congregation.
Degrees will be conferred on Nobel
Prize-winning scientist Sidney
Altman, educator Ted Aoki, Baroness
Lydia Dunn, social worker Patricia
Fulton, Rivtow Straits President
Lucille Johnstone, former United Nations ambassador Stephen Lewis, B.C.
Tel Chairman Gordon MacFarlane,
landscape architect Cornelia Hahn
Oberlander and Native leader Elijah
— Sidney Altman is a molecular
biologist who, along with colleague
Tom Cech, won the 1989 Nobel Prize
in Chemistry for their discovery that
RNA, thought to be a passive carrier
of genetic code, can actively engage in
chemical reactions. The finding threw
new light on the processes of evolution
and may enable scientists to manipulate RNA to fight viruses that cause
AIDS and other diseases. Montreal-
bom Altman is a biology professor at
Yale University, where he has served
as dean of Yale College, the university's undergraduate college.
— Ted Tetsuo Aoki is an influential figure in Canadian education. Bom
in the mining town of Cumberland,
B.C., he earned a Bachelor of Commerce at UBC. During the Second
World War, he was interned and sent
with his family to southern Alberta to
work in the beet fields. Struggling
against anti-Japanese feeling, he became a teacher and administrator in
the Alberta public school system. He
later became an education professor at
the University of Alberta, where he
pioneered the New Social Studies.
Aoki also started UBC's Curriculum
Centre in the Faculty of Education. He
resides in Vancouver.
— Baroness Lydia Dunn has received wide international recognition
for her work as chair of the Hong
Kong Trade Development Council,
which sets policy for Hong Kong's
highly successful, export-based
economy. She is currently the senior
member, and the highest-ranking adviser from
the private
sector, on
the Hong
Kong Exec u t i v e
Lady Dunn
is also a
member of
the Hong
Kong Legislative Council. In these capacities,
she has played major roles in the administration of Hong Kong, the formulation of government policies and
the enactment of legislation. In 1990
she was made a Life Peeress by the
— Patricia Fulton is one of the
pioneer social workers in B.C. During
a long and distinguished career, she
has made an outstanding contribution
to social welfare in Canada. She has
served on a wide range of national
committees and commissions, and was
vice-president of both the Canadian
Council on Social Development and
the Vanier Institute of the Family.
Since 1973, she has turned her attention to the cause of seniors in Canada
and is currently president of the First
Senior Resources and Research Society of B.C. Fulton, who has a Bachelor
of Arts and Diploma in Social Work
from UBC, served as a member ofthe
university's Senate from 1978 to 1987.
— Lucille Johnstone began her
career as a tug dispatcher with Rivtow
Straits Ltd., rising to become president and chief operating officer. During her 40 years with the company, she
has developed it into a diversified
business employing 1,500 people.
With annual revenues of $250 million, Rivtow Straits now operates
marine, shipyard and industrial equipment activities throughout Western
Canada. Johnstone also serves as director with several other companies.
Her many civic and volunteer contributions include service on the Board
of Expo 86. She was a member of the
first class of the Certified General
Accountant program offered by UBC' s
Faculty of Commerce and Business
—Stephen Lewis served from 1984
to 1988asCanada'sambassadortothe
United Nations. Always outspoken and
eloquent, Lewis has had careers as a
newspaper columnist, broadcaster,
politician, lecturer, commentator and
labor arbitrator. He was leader of the
New Democratic Party in Ontario from
1970 to 1977, representing the riding
of Scarborough. A fervent believer in
Canada's duty to use its international
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respect to further the cause of peace,
he has worked to maintain and expand
the peacekeeping role for which
awarded a
Peace Prize
in     1988.
Lewis was
the  B'nai
B'rith Human Rights
Award  in
jq83 Johnstone
— Gordon MacFarlane is chairman of the board of the B.C. Telephone Company and, from 1977 to
1990, was also the company's chief
executive officer. MacFarlane is also
known for his commitments to the
community and the university, especially through his work with the Cancer
Control Agency, the United Way,
Vancouver Aquarium and the UBC
World of Opportunity Campaign
Leadership Committee. MacFarlane
graduated from UBC with a Bachelor
of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, in 1950. He joined B.C. Tel
the same year. In 1988, he received the
first Communications Canada Award
for lifelong achievement in information and communications technologies.
— Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is
considered Canada's most distinguished landscape architect as well as
a community worker, writer and lecturer. For 40 years she has collaborated with internationally acclaimed
architects, such as Arthur Erickson
and Moshe Safdie, and public agencies in Canada and the U.S. Some of
her more notable achievements are the
UBC Museum of Anthropology, the
Canadian Chancery in Washington,
D.C, the National Gallery of Canada
and the new city hall in Ottawa, California Plaza in Los Angeles, and
Canada Place and the Robson Square
Courthouse in Vancouver. Hahn
Oberlander was awarded the Order of
Canada in 1990 and has won the highest honors in her own profession.
— Elijah Smith is recognized in
the Yukon not only as the pre-eminent
Native elder, but as one of the great
Yukoners of all time. Born in the village of Hutshi, he achieved the difficult task of uniting all ofthe status and
non-status Natives into the Council
for Yukon Indians. It was largely due
to his skill and efforts that the federal
government agreed in 1973 to negotiate the Yukon land claim. This reversal in federal policy established the
precedent for all other modem land
claim negotiations. Winner ofthe Order of Canada and many other honors,
his international reputation rests on
his skills as a big game hunting guide
and outfitter.
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UBC athletes at home
When the UBC men's
volleyball team travelled to Estonia last
August, coach Dale
Ohman returned home with more than
fond memories.
He came back with his wife-to-be.
On May 11, at the home of
Athletics Director Bob Hindmarch,
Ohman married Dagmar
Porkveli, whom he met while
the team competed in the
Soviet Union and Finland
during a 14-day tour. It was
a Hollywood ending to a
script that was written in a
small town in northeastern
Estonia — and just one example of how UBC's international exposure in athletics has enriched the lives
of those who have experienced it.
"We were in Estonia for
an exhibition match when I
first met Dagmar, a hostess
for one of the official functions," said Ohman. "Before long this eternal bachelor had fallen madly in love.
I managed to visit her again
in December, and this past
February she came to
Canada after we decided that
a long-distance romance just
' wasn't for us."
From Estonia, U.S.S.R.,
we take you to Innsbruck,
Austria, site of the 1964
Winter Olympics.
Hindmarch, then the head
coach of the UBC hockey
team, was in Innsbruk at the
time as manager of the Canadian Olympic hockey
team. When Hindmarch returned to Vancouver, he received a phone call from the
Vancouver Olympic Development Association — the people
behind Vancouver's bid to host the
1976 Winter Games. Hindmarch accepted a position as vice-president of
the Vancouver Olympic organizing
Although the Winter Games of '76
were staged in Innsbruck, Hindmarch
began to nurture the contacts he made
with representatives of the International Olympic Committee. Now, 27
years after his sojourn to Austria, the
UBC athletics program is the envy of
universities across Canada. And as
Hindmarch prepares to step down as
director of Athletics and Sport Services, June 30, he speaks with pride of
the international inroads UBC has
been laid. After my experience in
Japan in 1964,1 felt that international
exposure would be a key in the growth
and development of UBC's athletics
One team that is heavily involved
in the international scene these days is
the men's volleyball squad, thanks to
an accelerated exchange campaign
spearheaded by Ohman. Last Febru-
"The international experience that
UBC athletics has to offer has developed into a great recruiting tool," said
Ohman. "More international competition means these athletes will be better able to make the jump to the national team level. It has a dynamic
effect on the university's athletics
program. What better way to learn
than by facing world-class competi-
Photo courtesy UBC Alumni Association
Gym Dandy...
UBC's War Memorial Gym is dressed informal attire for its annual transformation from sports facility to congregation hall.
The tradition of dressing in gowns, hoods and hats dates back to every-day clothing worn by scholars in the 13th century.
made over the years.
"When I joined the UBC athletics
program in 1955 as an assistant football coach, the university already had
a high international profile thanks to
success in ice hockey, rowing, basketball, field hockey, volleyball and
rugby. The groundwork had already
ary, the team played host to Hosei
University of Tokyo, Japan. This
August, the squad will make its quadrennial visit to Sung Kyun Kwan University of Seoul, South Korea, and
will also travel to Japan as part of the
reciprocal program with Hosei University.
Hindmarch's ability to translate
his contacts overseas into tangible
benefits for the university, and his
commitment to the athletics program, earned him this year's President's Service Award. In nominating
Hindmarch for the    Award, Kim
Gordon, the acting athletic director,
and sport information officer Don
Wells wrote, "Hindmarch has brought
the varsity program to a level that
has made it the envy of its competitors. To date, the Thunderbirds have
won 29 national championships
since the inception of the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU), a total which ranks second
only to the University of
Toronto. This has been
achieved in large part
through Hindmarch's commitment to providing UBC
athletes with quality full-
time coaches as well as exposing athletes to as
much high-calibre international competition as possible."
In a survey conducted by
was discovered that UBC
had travelled to more destinations outside of continental North America, and
played host to more international teams, than any other
Canadian university. One
look at the 1990-1991
schedule bears that out. In
addition to the men's volleyball international slate
of games, the golf team
hosted the World University Invitational Golf
Championships last September, the men's soccer
team returned to Japan in
November as part of an ongoing relationship with
Doshisha University of
Kyoto; the men's soccer
team returned to the World
Collegiate Inviftiimrt IBer- ' '
cer Championships in Las
Cruces, New Mexico and'
Juarez, Mexico in April; and
the women's volleyball team
is currently in Moscow for a series of
games before moving on to Sweden
and Denmark for more exhibition
matches. That'snotall. InAugust.the
men's basketball team will compete
in Hong Kong and Japan and the golf
team will again host the international
invitational tournament.
Wins spot on national team
J.D. Jackson shoots for the top
One has to excuse the far-away
look in J.D. Jackson's eyes these days.
This is one young man with a lot on
his plate.
The 21-year-old Vemon native is
coming off a basketball season which
saw the UBC Thunderbirds finish third
at the national championships in
Halifax. As the final buzzer sounded
on the 1990-91 campaign, Jackson
came away with 542 points, tops in
the country, and the outstanding player
award in the Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union. A first-team All Canadian, T-Birds coach Bruce Enns says
Jackson is, without a doubt, one of the
best players ever to wear a UBC basketball uniform.
Now the fourth-year Physical Education major is getting ready to join
the national team for a series of games
that will keep him on the court through
the summer. The schedule will include a challenge series against World
Basketball League teams, tournaments
in Brazil and Puerto Rico, and two
weeks' worth of action in the Los
Angeles Summer Pro League.
Before he returns to UBC for his
final year, Jackson will trade in his
sneakers for something a little more
formal. He's getting married, Labor
Day weekend, to former Canadian
Olympic gold-medal rhythmic gymnast Lori Fung.
And that's only the half of it.
"This has probably been the team's
most successful season since I arrived,"
said Jackson. "Winning 30 games and
losing only eight is something we can
be really proud of, although failing to
come away with top honors after advancing to the championships was
certainly a disappointment."
As one of the 15 members of the
national team which began practice
sessions May 19, Jackson realizes he
will go from being among the cream
of the collegiate crop, to just another
player in the national team line-up.
"Basketball at the international
level is a much more intense game.
It's played at a higher level than university ball. With the national team,
I'm just another player trying to reach
an elite level of play, but I really enjoy
the challenge."
The ultimate challenge for Jackson
will likely come next summer, in Barcelona, at the 1992 Summer Games.
The summer schedule will act as a
tune-up for the Olympic qualifying
tournament next June in the U.S.
On this day, Jackson is sitting in
the offices of the Department of Athletics and Sport Services in the bowels
of the Student Union Building.
Sporting a fresh beard a la pop star
George Michael, Jackson is clutching
a basketball. One gets the impression
that he rarely puts that basketball
"Playing basketball is what I do
best," says Jackson as he runs his
fingers over the ball's grainy surface.
"I hope to make a career of it by
playing in the National Basketball
Association. I'm just
fortunate that, as an
athlete, Lori understands the sacrifices
that have to be made to
succeed in sport. We
both support each
other during the tough
As a high school
student in Vernon,
Jackson' s number one
source of inspiration
was his father, Dave.
"If it wasn't for my
father,  I probably
would never have got
to the level where I'm
at now.  He coached
basketball at the junior high school I
attended and transferred to my senior
high school so that he could continue
coaching me. He made me a player."
Jackson has been a "player" ever
since he arrived on the UBC scene in
1986-87.   That was the year the T
Thunderbird star J.D. Jackson shows his winning
form on the basketball court at UBC.
Birds lost to Brandon in the final at the
national championships. It's an emptiness that still gnaws at him.
"What I really want to do is come
back here and win a national championship. The Olympics, the NBA —
that'll come later."


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