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A Capital Campaign!
Sign of the Future
Tim Pelling photo
Placard-waving students demonstrate donors' generosity at Nov. 22 gala
dinner held to thank contributors to UBC's fund-raising campaign.
Fund-raising drive
tops $262 million
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Opportunity knocked — and you
opened the door with $262 million in
donations to make UBC's fund-raising
campaign the most successful of its
kind ever held in Canada.
That was the message UBC supporters heard as the university wrapped up
the campaign with a gala dinner at the
War Memorial Gym Nov. 22.
The World of Opportunity campaign,
which began in 1989. ended up nearly
doubling its original goal of $132 million. It was UBC's first fund-raising
campaign in 25 years.
About 600 people attended the dinner, many of them donors to the World
of Opportunity campaign who were being thanked for their support of the
'The most important goal for the campaign was to create the academic underpinnings that would propel UBC into
the next century as a world leader," said
UBC President David Strangway.
"I am proud to have been a part of t his
campaign," said Campaign Chair Robert
Wyman. "When we started out we faced
a considerable challenge, but the result
is mind boggling."
UBC alumnus Pierre Berton was master of ceremonies at the dinner. Other
speakers included Rick Hansen, outgoing Vancouver Mayor Gordon Campbell,
Honorary Campaign Chair Cecil Green
and Dan Miller. B.C. minister of Labour.
Skills and Training.
Strangway thanked all those whose
donations or contributions of time and
effort helped ensure the campaign's
success — more than 20.000 individuals, alumni, parents of students, friends,
corporations, foundations, staff, faculty and students.
Special mention was made of the
Government of B.C., whose University
Matching Program committed more
than $80 million by 1996 to match
private campaign contributions.
"The effect ofthe matching program
on the success of the campaign has
been tremendous," Strangway said. 'The
government's initiative has stimulated
some ofthe largest gifts ever made to a
public institution in Canada."
The campaign was motivated by ideals spelled out in the. Mission Statement of 1989, which outlined the direction the university will take into the
21st century. The university community helped develop the list of projects
and then donors were approached for
Funds raised by the campaign are
being used to create 53 new scholarships and bursaries. 56 chairs, 14 professorships and 35 other academic initiatives in a wide range of fields, including health, the environment, law, ethics, business, science, engineering and
the arts.
The campaign has supported UBC's
commitment to removing barriers to
post-secondary education, especially at
the post-graduate level, ensuring more
Robert Lee installed
as 14th chancellor
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Alumnus Robert H. Lee will be installed as UBC's 14th chancellor during
UBC's fall Congregation ceremonies.
Lee will lead the procession of 2,500
students receiving academic distinctions
today in ceremonies beginning at 9:30
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the War Memorial
President of Prospero International
Realty Inc., Lee earned a Bachelor of
Commerce degree from the university in
1956, and was presented with a distinguished alumnus award from UBC in
In addition to serving two terms as a
member of UBC's Board ofGovernors, he
was a founding director ofthe UBC Foundation.
Lee and his wife Lily (UBC Nursing
'56), have four children, who are also
graduates of the university.
In addition to academic degrees, three
distinguished individuals who have made
outstanding and significant contributions to society will be presented with
honorary degrees.
Georges Erasmus, co-chair of the
Royal Commission on Abojig4rral Peo-
ples, is former nation^r"chief of the Assembly of First Nations. He is former
director of the World Wildlife Fund of
Canada, and was actively involved in the
Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry. He
was appointed to the Order of Canada in
Maureen Forrester, Canada's celebrated opera star, has enjoyed success
as a leading contralto throughout North
America, Europe. Australia, Russia and
Asia. Forrester was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1967 and was presented
with the Molson Prize in 1971 by the
Canada Council in recognition of her
outstanding cultural achievement. She is
the recipient of honorary degrees from
several Canadian universities.
Pyong-Hwoi Koo. chair of the Lucky-
Goldstar Group, has served as chair of
the Korea-U.S. Economic Council, honorary consul general of the Republic of
Peru and vice-chair ofthe Korean Foreign
Trade Association. He is the recent recipient of the Order of Industrial Service
Merit Gold Tower. Korea's highest civilian
honour, for service to industry.
Stanley Hamilton, an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration, will be presented with the UBC Alumni Association
Faculty Citation Award at the afternoon
The honour recognizes I lamilt on's community service and university-wide eon-
Tnfjuisoaa_diin«g the last 20 years, in
addition to the numerous roles in which
he has served the faculty including act ing
dean, chair of the Urban I^and Economics
division and associate director of Executive Programs.
Crompton appointed as
Board of Governors chair
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Barbara Crompton. founder and president of The Fitness Group, has been
appointed chair of UBC's Board ofGovernors.
Crompton begins her one-year term
Dec. 17. 1993. She replaces Arthur Hara.
chair of Mitsubishi Canada Ltd.. whose
term ends Dec. 16.
"Barbara Crompton has been a valued
member of the board since her appointment in 1990," said UBC President David
Strangway. "I look forward to working
with her as board chair during this dynamic period at UBC."
A UBC graduate (BEd '72), Crompton
received the Maxwell A. Cameron Award
for academic excellence and most out
standing teaching performance in the
Faculty of Education.
"I am honoured
to be appointed to
this important position at one of
Canada's most
outstanding universities." said
Crompton. "I look
forward to continuing to work
with the 15-mem-
J/B     f ber board to en-
Crompton sure an environ
ment which allows
UBC to maintain its high standard of
teaching and research activities."
Crompton  is  also  a director of the
Safety Guide
The Women Students' Office publishes a safety guide for women
Starting Young 3^
Offbeat: Two 18-year-old UBC students tackle the electorate
Feathered Fury 7
Women's soccer team soars, men's team shot down in shootout
Costly Canteloupe
UBC Agricultural Sciences students gain insights during visit to Japan 2 UBC Reports ■ November 25, 1993
UBC stance
I had an opportunity to
meet with the faculty, students
and staff in the Dept. of
Counselling Psychology
recently and wanted to inform
the campus community about
our discussion.
First, I reiterate that feminist contributions to scholarship, teaching and the academic discourse in general are
very important to the univer
sity and cannot be taken as
grounds for threats or harassment.  Second, the university
administration finds abhorrent
and intolerable the harassment of graduate students,
faculty members or staff
members on any grounds and
particularly as acts of misogyny. Such actions will not
be tolerated.
Some months ago I established a fact-finding committee
in the belief that a systematic
investigation was an important
first step in the process of
identifying (if possible) the
perpetrator(s) and that addi
tional steps would be taken as
more information became
available. Even though sober
and systematic fact finding is
essential, it is clear that even
while police and university
investigations are underway,
other actions could be taken.
As provost I will establish
immediately an Emergency
Response Team which can be
called on quickly to analyse
situations as they develop and
advise on possible courses of
The police forces to which
various events, including the
receipt of anonymous letters.
Grad students
voice concern
The following letter was
unanimously endorsed by
members of the Anthropology
and Sociology Graduate
Students' Association on
Tuesday, November 9th, 1993.
We are writing to express
our deep concern and dismay
at the lack of effective action
by the UBC administration in
support of the women faculty
and students in the Dept. of
Counselling Psychology who
have been targeted by a
threatening hate-mail campaign for the past eight
Firstly, there has been no
official public statement from
the administration that such
activity will not be tolerated
from students or faculty.  UBC
should immediately publicize a
policy of zero tolerance for any
form of violence against
Secondly, the UBC administration has given the targeted
women little support or
understanding. Instead, these
women have been kept in the
dark and criticized by Dean
Sheehan for their attempts to
find out what has been going
on. UBC should keep the
targeted women fully informed
of any events or developments
that relate to the threats so
that they can make informed
decisions about their own
safety. As well, UBC should
provide these women with any
services that they request in
order to feel safe on campus
and to deal with any possible
harm that has resulted from
this experience.
Lastly, UBC should recognize that these threats to
women in Counselling Psychology are a threat to the academic freedom of all feminist
students and faculty at UBC.
Threats such as these can
intimidate and silence women
all over campus. The administration should voice its support for the valuable contribution that feminist academic
activity has made and continues to make to the intellectual
life of our university.
Instead of offering support
and empathy for these women,
the university administration
has attempted to minimize the
situation as an isolated
incident which should not
cause alarm within the university population. This handling
of the events is not only
insulting to the women who
have been threatened, but also
negligent with respect to
growing concern about the
dangerous and hostile climate
this university represents for
many women. This is not an
isolated case but, rather, yet
another visible element in a
continuum of violence against
women in our society. We
request that the administration undertake an immediate,
proactive campaign to make
this university a safe and
supportive environment for
We also urge all students,
faculty and staff at UBC to
support the women in the
Dept. of Counselling Psychology and publicly condemn the
anti-women attack represented
by these letters.
David Ryniker
President, Graduate Students'
(On behalf of the members of
the Anthropology and Sociology Graduate Students' Association.)
(Editor's note: A statement about
this issue was circulated on campus and published in the Nov. 11
issue of UBC Reports.)
Continued from Page 1
students have the opportunity
to attend UBC regardless of financial status, Strangway said.
Graduate fellowships and
scholarships, First Nations fellowships and other scholarships
and bursaries will continue to
assure the best students stay in
B.C. and in Canada, he said.
The campaign has also helped
the university buy state-of-the-
art equipment and construct 15
new buildings, which will benefit the academic mission of the
university and stimulate the
province's construction industry.
Some of the projects either
completed or underway include
the Student Recreation Centre,
Walter C. Koerner Library, David
Lam Management Research Centre, First Nations Longhouse,
Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the Jack Bell Build
ing for the School of Social Work,
the Liou Centre for International
Studies and Green College, which
was funded by a $7-million donation from Cecil Green, the co-
founder of Texas Instruments
and a long-time UBC benefactor.
Earlier in the day, Green officiated over the opening of the
new residential graduate college,
which emphasizes multidisci-
plinary study.
"I'm particularly pleased to
welcome the first group of scholars here to Green College, UBC,"
he said. "When they have finished here, they will shape the
next generation in our society."
The campaign has also helped
the university forge new international relationships through
the strong support of UBC's overseas alumni, student and faculty exchanges, shared research
projects and linkages with international universities,   founda-
Continued from Page 1
Vancouver Board of Trade and a
board member of IDEA, a 30,000-
member organization of fitness
In addition, UBC board members Shirley Chan and Dennis
Pavlich have been appointed
board vice-chairs. Chan, man
ager ofthe non-market housing
division of Vancouver's Housing
and Properties Dept., was appointed to the board in 1992.
She is also chair of VanCity
Savings Credit Union. Pavlich,
a UBC professor of Law, was
first elected by faculty to the
board in 1990.
tions and corporations.
Strangway said the university will maintain bonds with old
friends and make new friends
throughout Canada and the
world, particularly in the Asia
Pacific region, where interest and
commitment toward UBC's mission has been strong.
"None of this would have been
possible without the ongoing
support of UBC's donors and
friends who were with us long
before the campaign, who stayed
with us during the campaign
and who are committed to remaining with us for many years
to come," he said.
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have been reported, have put a
great deal of time and effort
into investigating them and
following up. With the assistance of Dr. A.J. McClean,
associate vice-president,
Academic, we will work to
continue more effectively our
liaison with the police forces
with which we interact on
behalf of the university.
I will support Education
Dean Nancy Sheehan in her
initiative to interview all
faculty members and representatives of students and staff
in the Dept. of Counselling
Psychology in order to determine with the department
what course of action will be
most productive in dealing
with the current events and
planning for the future.  With
Dean Sheehan I will support
implementation of a departmental and faculty plan
including, should it be deemed
desirable, external facilitation.
When the investigative
committee's report is received I
will take steps to ensure that
findings of fact are made
public and that appropriate
means are found to reassure
those who might question the
university's need to maintain
Finally, as further specific
strategies are identified, we
will ensure that they are
brought to the attention of die
entire campus community.
Daniel R. Birch
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December 1st,
7:30 pm
"Rethinking 'Pattern' in
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Special 50%Discount for UBC Students, Faculty and Staff
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Tickets: Communitv Box Office 280-2801.
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With special thanks to the Hotel Vancouver.
UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire
university community by the UBC Community
Relations Office, 207-6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Editor: Paula Martin
Production: Stephen Forgacs
Contributors: Connie Filletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
Gavin Wilson
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UBC Reports welcomes the submission of letters and
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university policy.
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appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports • November 25, 1993 3
by staff writers
At an age when even Kim Campbell was content to run in AMS elections,
two UBC students recently set their sights on municipal office. Both of
them are barely old enough to vote.
Eighteen-year-old Ari Benbasat decided to bypass the traditional route of
working his way up through the ranks. He ran for mayor of Vancouver.
The first-year engineering physics student didn't see his youth as a problem. After all, his campaign manager, second-year math/physics student
David Savitt, was just 16.
"I admit I had no direct experience," said Benbasat, the son of UBC faculty
members. "But what I had to offer was more important — ideas. My slogan
was 'a fresh face with fresh ideas.""
"I felt that if I could get my message out people would start to ignore my age
and start listening to what I had to say."
Planks in his platform included: closing Robson Street to traffic, new paths
for cyclists and rollerbladers, more greenspace, better transit, and improved
street lighting.
"I love the city of Vancouver. I just don't want to see it become another L.A,"
he said.
Benbasat, who was one of 23 candidates for mayor, polled just 109 votes in
the Nov. 20 civic election, but another first-year student, Khalil Shariff, fared
better — he was elected to a three-year term on the Richmond school board.
"I think it's important for young people to get involved and get educated
about the issues affecting them." said Shariff, who was one of five Nonpartisan Association candidates running for a seat on the board.
Shariff said attending Richmond schools for 13 years helped qualify him for
the job. He served as president of both his junior and senior high student
councils and as a student representative on a school board committee.
"I found that the school board was very distant from students. There are
few avenues for students to voice their concerns or have any real involvement
with decisions that affect their future," he said.
"I want to try to bridge that gap, and the school board is the best place to
do that."
Shariff shrugs off suggestions that his new duties may cut into study time
at UBC, where he is enrolled in the Arts One program, although he admitted
he may have to quit his part-time job at a law firm.
"Sure, it's a juggling act, but I enjoy it. I've always kept a full schedule. It
forces you to be better organized," Shariff said.
• •   •
Visitors to the seventh floor lounge in the Henry Angus Building have
enjoyed a view of the windward side of Maui in recent weeks.
The breathtaking beauty of a sunrise at Kuloa Point and the turbulence of Waimoku Falls are among the photographic works by Prof. Tom
Knight which have been on display in the
lounge.  Knight, who visited Hawaii in
1988, put his photographs on display as
part of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration's move to showcase an artistic side of faculty and staff not
normally seen during working hours.
In addition to various faculty awards
and plaques, the seventh floor lounge has
displayed the occasional painting or
artifact rendered by a faculty or staff
member.  In conversation with Dean
Michael Goldberg and others. Associate
Dean Peter Frost, one of the people behind
the move, looked for ways to develop a
more formal display home.
"With the help of staff members Carla
Weaver and Stacie Chappell, we put out a
call to faculty and staff for paintings and
sketches.  The result was our first exhibit
of various works, consisting of paintings, pictures, sketches, copper tooling
and quilts.
"These works have added a new dimension to who we are as faculty and
staff members.   It's all been very gratifying and I hope it encourages others to
come forth with their hobbies and crafts so we can share and enjoy these
aspects ofthe commerce community."
My Portfolio, a display of 20 photographs from around the world taken by
Associate Prof. Merle Ace, will adorn the walls of the seventh floor lounge for
the next month.
Those who frequent the David Lam Management Research Centre will know
Ace from his work on the fourth floor, where he has had 16 prints on display
since March.  When the 23-year UBC veteran isn't busy teaching courses in
organizational behaviour and human resources management, he's putting his
35-millimetre camera through the paces in his role as a member of the National Association of Photographic Art.
• •   •
A sharp-eared reader has helped Offbeat solve a musical mystery.
In the last issue of UBC Reports we pondered the origins of the two
pieces of music played when campus telephone callers are put on hold.
Brandon Konoval. a graduate student in the School of Music, offered his
superior sleuthing skills and identified the classical piece as an obscure
Mozart overture.
But the second piece stumped us. We asked our readers for help.
Pam Giberson. a post doctoral student in the Dept. of Pathology, came to
the rescue.
Giberson told us the song appears on a compact disc call Windham Hill
Sampler '88. a collection from the popular New Age record label.
The song is called Angel Steps and it is performed by Scott Cossu. It is
taken from his album. She Describes Infinity.
The songs must be popular. Offbeat has received a number of calls recently
from people asking to be put on hold.
Tell It To The Judge
Gavin Wilson photo
A mock trial at a fund-raising event had President David Strangway, left, and
Bruce Gellatly, vice-president, Finance and Administration, pleading for
leniency from the judge, fourth-year Commerce student Paul Sywulych. The
Jail n Bail event, in which "prisoners" raised money for their release,
brought in nearly $11,600 for the Canadian Cancer Society, said organizer
and commerce student Carina Bittel, adding "we're pretty happy with that,
especially as this is the first year we've held the event."
Guide offers safety
tips, lists resources
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Sexual assault, abusive relationships
and sexual harassment are among the
issues addressed in a new safety guide for
women students recently produced by
the Women Students' Office (WSO).
Marsha Trew. director of the WSO.
feels that the guide is timely, given the
growing awareness of safety issues at
And although she believes that more
people are aware of safety as a critical
element in the learning environment, she
stressed that it is a responsibility shared
by all offices and departments on campus.
"Safety is a complex area with a number
of elements and dimensions. Everyone
has a role to play in ensuring that this is
a safe campus," she said.
Produced in co-operation with the
President's Advisory Committee on Women's Safety on Campus, the 13-page guide
includes a series of tips ranging from how
to handle obscene telephone calls to
studying safely: on- and off-campus resources; and a directory of numbers to
call for medical help, counselling assistance and law enforcement.
Campus resources such as the AMS
SafeWalk program, the WSO's sexual
assault information line and the security
bus service operated by Parking and Security Services are listed in the guide.
Trew is confident that the guide provides up-to-date information on these
and other resources available to UBC
students, but acknowledges that it is not
meant to be all encompassing.
The WSO has published more detailed
information on sexual assault, which affects one in four women in Canada, in a
companion brochure. A guide on psychological safety is planned for the spring of
1994, Trew said.
Free copies of the Safety Guide for
Women Students and the sexual assault
brochure are available at the WSO. Room
203. Brock Hall.
Training imbalance furthers
two-tier job system: report
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Employer-sponsored training in B.C.
reinforces a disturbing trend in labour
which separates a well-educated minority of employees with "good jobs" from a
less-educated majority with "bad jobs."
says a UBC report.
Moreover, in their analysis of Statistics Canada's 1992 Adult Education and
Training (AET) Survey. UBC Education
professors Kjell Rubenson and Doug
Willms found that time spent in work-
related courses was too short to increase
B.C.'s competitiveness.
"With economic growth dependent on
a mobile, knowledgeable and skilled
workforce, this trend toward unequal and
inadequate participation seems very dangerous to the future well-being of this
province." said Willms.
In 1991, close to 30 per cent of employed workers in B.C. took part in some
form of employer-supported training. The
average time allotted for this training was
just over eight hours per person.
Participation of employees with less
than a high-school diploma (13 per cent)
was well below that for high school graduates (25 per cent), post-secondary diploma holders (35 per cent), and those
with a university degree (50 per cent).
Among other observations: full-time
employees received more employer support (32 per cent) than part-time workers
(21 per cent): public-sector employees
represented 51 per cent of sponsored
participants versus 28 per cent in the
private sector; public administration, finance and community service industries
are most supportive of employee training,
while personal service, primary and wholesale trade industries rarely support these
initiatives: Rubenson. director of UBC's
Centre for Policy Studies in Education,
said this disparity for opportunity in
worker training promotes a two-lier system of "good" and "bad" jobs while jobs in
the middle just disappear.
"Because one's position in the labour
market defines access to training, and
because educational attainment determines employment opportunities, thegulf
separating these I wo classes is becoming
increasingly difficult to cross." he said.
The AET survey sampled 4.538 households in B.C. 4 UBC Reports • November 25, 1993
November 28 through December 11
Sunday, Nov. 28
Christmas At The Shop In
The Garden
Annual December assortment
of unique gifts; fresh green
wreaths, dried arrangements, fine
tools, seeds and books. Proceeds
support the UBC Botanical Garden. 1 lam-5pm daily. Call 822-
Gift Fair
AMS Annual Christmas Gift
Fair. Open to the public with
different vendors each week. Student Union Building main concourse continues to Dec. 3 from
9am-5pm.   Call 822-3465.
Fine Arts Gallery
Knowledgeable Bodies/Recent
Acquisitions. Works from UBC
Art Collection, continues to Dec.
3. Main Library basement. Tue.-
Fri. 10am-5pm/Sat. 12-5pm.
Call 822-2759.
Monday, Nov. 29
Music Concert
UBC Percussion Ensemble.
John Rudolph, director. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call
Plant Science Seminar
Molecular Dissection Of Dimorphic Growth In The Plant
Pathogenic Fungus Ustilago
Maydis. Scott       Gold,
Biotechnology Lab. MacMillan
318Dat 12:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-9646.
Astronomy Seminar
Disks Around Stars. Anne
Underhill. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:30pm.   Call 822-2696/2267.
Mechanical Engineering
The Application Of
Overdetermined Systems Analysis To Maximize The Consistency
With Conservation Equations In
Data Acquisition. Janusz
Blaszczyk, Mechanical Engineering. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-6671.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
Asian Studies Lecture
The Transformation OfThe Intellectuals In Modern Chinese
History. Lecture in Chinese with
English translation. Prof. Liu
Zaifu, visiting scholar, Asian
Studies. Asian Centre 604 from
12:15-2:00pm.    Call 822-3881.
Centre For Women's
Studies Lecture Series
Levelling The Playing Field Or
Changing The Playing Field: Perspective On Gender Sensitive
Planning. Penny Gurstein, assoc.
prof. Community/Regional Planning. Buchanan B212 at
12:30pm. Call 822-9171.
Botany Seminar
Speciation Of The Endemic
Hawaiian Lysimachia (Primulaceae).
Ken Marr, Ph.D candidate. Botany.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Dow Lecture In Modern
Capillary Electrophoresis As
ATool Of Glycobiology Research.
Dr. Milos Novotny, Chemistry,
Indiana U. Chemistry 250 south
wing at lpm. Refreshments at
12:40pm.   Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Talk To Address Crater Lake.
Oregon. Dr. Jack Dymond. Oregon State U. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm.   Call 822-3626.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
The Churches And The Situation In South Africa. Prof. Adrio
Konig, U. of South Africa. Pretoria.
Buchanan Penthouse at 4:15pm.
Coffee at 4pm.   Call 822-3268.
Statistics Seminar
On Bayesian Robustness: An
Asymptotic Approach. Prof. Ruben
H. Zamar, Statistics. Refreshments. Angus413from4-5:30pm.
Call 822-2234.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Education Meets The
Challenge Of A Healthier B.C.
Healthcare System. Dr. Naseem
Amarshi, asst. prof.. Clinical Pharmacy. IRC #6 from 4-5pm. Call
Music Concert
World AIDS Day Concert: A
Day Without Martin. Vancouver
Ramelan Society. Museum of An
thropology Great Hall at 7:30pm.
Donations to the Vancouver Persons With Aids Society accepted.
Call 822-5087.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Congenital Pseudarthrosis Of
The Tibia. Past, Present And Future. Chair: Dr. R.W. McGraw:
speaker. Dr. K. Brown. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at 7am. Call
Microbiology Seminars
PDT And Immunomodulation.
Dr. Julia Levy, Quadra Logic Technologies Inc. Wesbrook 201 from
12:30-l:30pm.   Call 822-3308.
Gene Transposition In Bacteria. Dr. Michael Chandler, CNRS,
Toulouse, France. Wesbrook 201
at 4pm.   Call 822-3308.
Applied Mathematics
Objects That Cannot Be Taken
Apart With Two Hands. Jack
Snoeyink. Computer Science.
Mathematics 103 at 3:30pm. Call
Institute For Science
Rethinking "Pattern" In History
And Evolution. Dr. Stephen Jay
Gould, Harvard U. Co-sponsored
by UBC. Orpheum Theatre at
7:30pm. Tickets for UBC students, faculty/staff arc 1 /2 price
at the Bookstore. Other tickets
through Community Box Office at
Thursday, Dec. 2
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Induction Of Ethoxvresorufin
Deethylase (EROD) Activity By
Dioxin In Domestic And Wild Birds.
Thomas Sanderson, grad student.
Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #4
from 11:30am- 12:30pm. Call822-
Music Concert
UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred
Stride, director. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm.   Call 822-31 13.
Academic Women's Assoc.
Education Is Our Salmon. Jo-
Ann Archibald, director. First Na
tions House of Learning. Facultv
Club Salons A/B from 12-2pm.
Sandwich buffet SI4.54. Call 822-
Sustainable Development
Research Seminar
The Last Stand: Old Growth
Preservation In B.C. And The Pacific Northwest. George I loberg.
Political Science. Hut B5. 2202
Main Mall al 12:30pm. Call 822-
Philosophy Lecture
Consent -based Foundat ions
For Morality. Sam Black, Philosophy, SFU. Buchanan D348 from
1-2:30pm.   Call 822-3292.
Physics Colloquium
Are There Cascades In Turbulence? R. Sreenivasan, Yale U.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
CICSR Faculty Forum
If Things Are Not The Way Thev
U)ok, Then Which Way Are They?
Alain Fournier, Computer Science.
CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-6894.
Centre for Research In
Women's Studies Evening
Detecting A Difference. Nora
Kelly, author of My Sister's Keeper.
Hycroft House at 7pm. Tickets
$ 100 includes gourmet dessert and
copy of the book.   Call 822-9171.
Music Concert
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Martin Berinbaum. director.
Old Auditorium at 8pm. Call 822-
Friday, Dec. 3
St. Paul's Clinical Day
Oculoplastics. Guest speaker
Dr. John W. Shore, assistant professor of Ophthalmology. I larvard
Medical School, Oculoplastic/
Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye/Ear Infirmary. Boston. MA. St. Paul's new lecture
Theatre, level I. phase II from
7:30am-3:45pm. Refreshments at
7:30am.   Call 875-5266.
Grand Rounds
Prevalence Of Congenital Mai
formations Among Offspring Of
Diabetic Mothers: A Cohort Studv
In Washington State 1984-1991.
Patti Janssen, research associate.
Grace Hospital. University I lospi-
tal Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am.
Call 875-3266."
Applied Science Workshop
UBC Fire Protection Engineering. A one-day workshop that
introduces the National Research
Council's (NRC) fire risk-cost assessment computer model to potential users of performance based
building codes. NRC speakers from
Ottawa. Forintek Assembly Room
from 8:30am-5pm. $250 includes
lunch/course materials. Reduced
rates for students. Call 822 3347.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Evaluation Of A Utilization
Management Program In A B.C.
Community Hospital. Karen Cardiff, research associate. Centre for
Health Services/Policy Research.
James Mather 253 from 9-10am.
Call 822-2772.
Faculty Seminar
What's Feminist About A Feminist Analysis Of TORT Law. Prof.
Denise Reaume. Curtis Conference Room at 12:30-2pm. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Effecting Change In The
Workplace. Bert Painter, Safety
Consultant, International Forest
Products. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 12:30- 1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Heat Transfer Model Of CFBC's.
Dale Ju. grad student, Chemical
Engineering. Chemical Engineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Theoretical Chemistry
Recent Results From Density
Functional Method. D. Chong.
Chemistry. Chemistry 402 central wing at 4pm.  Call 822-3997.
Music Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Jesse Read, conductor. Music
Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 822-
Sunday, Dec. 5
Music Concert
Jazzing Up MOA. Lee Pui Ming,
Salvador Ferreras and The Chinese Music Ensemble in concert.
Museum of Anthropology at
2:30pm. Free with admission. Call
Monday, Dec. 6
Institute Of Health
Promotion Research Seminar
Patterns Of Health Care Utilization And Mammography Use
Among Quebec Women Aged 40-
69. Louise Potvin, visiting scholar,
Medicine, Univ. of Montreal. IRC
#5from4-5:30pm. Call 822-2258.
Fisheries Centre Workshop
Scientific Writing For Fisheries. Aquatic And Natural Resources. Dr. Chuck Hollingworth,
U. of Wales, Bangor. Hut B-8, Main
Mall. To Dec. 10. Registration req'd
by Dec. 3.  Call 822-2731.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
Human Resources Training/
Development Workshop
Valuing Cultural Diversity In
The Workplace. Co-sponsored by
the Multi-Cultural Liaison Office.
Keith Hoy/Mackie Chase,
Intercultural Training/Resource
Centre; Katherine Beaumont,
MLO. Brock Hall 0017 from 9am-
12pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Art Of Making Decisions.
Judith Soon, grad student, Clinical Pharmacy. IRC #3 from 12:30-
1:30pm.   Call 822-4645.
Oceanography Seminar
Emerging Role Of DON (Dissolved Organic Nitrogen) In Marine Ecosystems. Dr. Deborah
Bronk. U." of Calif.. Santa Cruz.
Marine Services Program.
BioSciences 1465at3:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
On The Decrease In Dependence With Lag For Stationary
Markov Chains. Angus 413 from
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Faculty Women's Club
A celebration of the season:
boutique sale, luncheon, carols.
Sale of crafts, baked goods,
Christmas decorations, used
books, china, jewellery, etc. Cecil
Green Park main floor at 10am.
Call 535-7995.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Clinical Application Of Antibiotic Beads In Orthopaedic
Trauma Practice. Dr. P. A.
Blachut. Eve Care Centre Auditorium at 7am.   Call 875-4272.
Astronomy Seminar
Thick Disks And Constraints
On Galaxy Formation. Heather
Morrison. National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson,
AZ. Geophysics /Astronomy 260
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Radiology Grand Rounds
New Directions In Coronary
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Thursday, Dec. 9
Physics Colloquium
Is There Life After Physics? R.
Louis, Ventures West [Vancouver). Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
Friday, Dec. 10
Strategies Workshop
An introduction course to Economics and financial strategies.
Les Herbert, B.C. Tel Education
Leadership/Applied Science.
B.C. Tel Education Bldg. 134 from
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Health Care /Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Hearing Conservation in B. C.
Christine Harrison/Margaret
Roberts, Mgr.. Hearing Conservation Program, Worker's Compensation Board. James Mather
253 from 9- 10am. All welcome.
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This question and answer document was presented to UBC's
Board ofGovernors November 18 by the UBC administration.
1) What is the reported number of
incidents at UBC?
According to RCMP University Detachment statistics for 1992, there was a total
of 1,733 reported incidents on campus
including crimes against persons which
are defined as assaults, homicides, robberies and abductions; crimes against
property which are defined as thefts,
fraud and breaking and entry; and other
violations of federal, provincial and municipal statutes which are defined as
drugs, liquor and immigration.
2) How does this compare to the
reported number of incidents in the
University Endowment Lands (UEL)?
According to RCMP University Detachment statistics for 1992, there was a total
of 2,276 reported incidents in the UEL
including crimes against persons, crimes
against property and other violations of
federal, provincial and municipal statutes. (Please see previous answer for
definitions of these crimes).
3) What percentage of all incidents
reported in the UEL occurs on the UBC
RCMP University Detachment statistics for 1992 indicate that 76 per cent of
all reported incidents in the UEL occurred on campus.
4) What percentage of these reported incidents were crimes against
In 1992, reported incidents against
persons at UBC accounted for four per
cent. This was an increase of 30 per cent
or a total of 70 reports over 54 recorded in
1991. Most were alcohol-related incidents
and occurred most frequently at the Student Union Building.
5) What percentage of these reported incidents represent other offences?
In 1992, 68 per cent or 1,179 reports
were crimes against property, mainly bicycle thefts. Twenty-eight per cent or 484
reports were violations of other federal,
provincial and municipal statutes.
6) How does this compare to the
previous year?
UBC showed a nine per cent increase
in reports of all types of crime between
1991 and 1992.
7) What is UBC's responsibility to
campus users regarding their personal
The university's safety policy recognizes an obligation to provide as safe an
environment as is reasonably possible for
anyone who uses the campus.
8) What is not realistic to do?
It is unrealistic to assume that UBC
can guarantee total safety to everyone
who uses the campus at any time.
9) What is the user's responsibility?
Individuals are responsible for taking
reasonable steps to act in a manner that
enhances their personal safety and security.
10) Is UBC responsible for all areas
of campus?
UBC leases various parts of the campus (for example. University Hospital)
and is responsible for providing varying
levels of security, policing, planning, development, operation and facility management services to its major tenants,
but only in accordance with the lease.
11) Is UBC responsible for neighbouring areas?
UBC does not own and, therefore, is
not responsible for neighbouring areas
such as Pacific Spirit Park. Wreck Beach
or the UEL. Pacific Spirit Park, which
includes Wreck Beach, and the UEL are
the responsibility ofthe RCMP University
12) Do these areas pose a safety
problem for people on campus?
There have been occasions when residents of Place Vanier, which is adjacent
to Wreck Beach, have experienced problems associated with parking, loitering,
theft, trespassing and drug use. A security fence surrounding the perimeter of
Place Vanier was completed in May, 1993
to alleviate the problems caused by some
patrons of Wreck Beach.
13) Who has primary responsibility
for personal safety on campus?
Approximately 18 groups on campus
have responsibility for safety on campus
in addition to PASS and the RCMP including Plant Operations, the Disability
Resource Centre, Occupational Health
and Safety, the Fire Dept., Telecommunication Services, the Women Students'
Office (WSO) and the Dept. of Housing
and Conferences.
14) Is there a cohesive effort on
campus to address concerns about
personal safety on campus?
At the president's request, the Dept. of
Occupational Health and Safety has included issues of personal safety to the
mandate of its DepartmentYArea Building Safety committees.
Together with the President's Advisory
Committee on Women's Safety on Campus (PACOWSOC). the committees undertook a major campus-wide safety audit last year which identified the buildings and areas which had an impact on
women's safety. Awareness of the safety
concerns of campus users and communication and collaboration among university offices concerned with safety has
increased since the creation in 1991 of
PACOWSOC. The purpose ofthe committee is to bring people together to focus on
problems relating to personal, physical
and psychological safety.
Liaison between the RCMP and Parking and Security Services (PASS) has
been greatly improved with regular meetings and an exchange of information and
15) What is the role of PASS?
The mandate of PASS is to provide
parking services and security to UBC
buildings and property. Although the
existing mandate does not specify provision of public or personal safety on campus, services have been expanded to address some aspects of personal safety.
16) What is the role of the RCMP?
The mandate ofthe RCMP is to enforce
federal, provincial and local laws and the
Canadian criminal code. Other responsibilities include the maintenance of public
safety and crime prevention.
17] Who uses the campus on an ongoing basis?
Students comprise 83 per cent of the
campus population: 67 per cent are full-
time and 15 per cent are part-time. Faculty account for six per cent and staff
make up 11 per cent ofthe UBC community. Ofthe total number of faculty, students
and staff, 24 per cent live on campus.
18) Is personal safety on campus of
equal concern to men and women?
According to statistics compiled during campus safety audits conducted in
1992, more women than men view the
campus as potentially unsafe. Seventy-
two percent of women faculty responding
to a 1992 survey developed by the President's Advisor on Women and Gender
Relations said that they would work on
campus more frequently in the evenings
and on weekends if they felt safer. In a
survey of male and female librarians, 42
per cent of the women and none of the
men answered that they would work on
campus after hours more frequently if
they felt safer than they do now.
19) Are there gender-based safety
concerns on campus?
The President's Advisor on Women
and Gender Relations has stated that
although everyone's safety is an issue,
women have gender-based safety concerns. Women's concerns include: working in isolated areas; working after hours
and on weekends; and walking distance
to transportation.
20) What are women's perceptions
of safety on campus compared to the
Less than one per cent of women faculty responding to a 1992 survey developed by the President's Advisor on Women
and Gender Relations perceive the campus to be a safe place after 9 p.m., while
31 per cent ofthe respondents said they
had an experience on campus where their
safety was threatened. The most commonly cited incident was encountering a
stranger in their work area.
21) What is the percentage of females on campus?
Currently, the male\female ratios
among full-time students and students
living in residence are approximately even.
Females comprise 60 per cent of UBC's
part-time student population. Approximately 60 per cent of UBC's staff are
female. Among faculty. 19 per cent are
22) Have specific focus groups been
formed to address safety issues concerning women?
Yes. Since 1989 several new offices
have been given responsibility for this
area including the Sexual Harassment
Policy Office, the President's Advisor on
Women and Gender Relations, the President's Advisory Committee on Women's
Safety on Campus (PACOWSOC) and the
Multicultural Liaison Office. The Department/Area Building Safety committee's
mandate has also been expanded to include personal safety.
23) Does the university provide special safety services for other groups
such as persons with disabilities, including the vision and hearing impaired, visible minorities or First Nations people?
PACOWSOC is concerned with safety
for everyone and includes their specific
issues in its deliberations and recommendations. The PASS Security Bus is
equipped to take wheelchair passengers.
24) What is UBC's plan of action?
After the tragedy at Montreal's L'Ecole
Polytechnique. the president initiated a
series of round-table talks with women
faculty, staff and students to identify
issues of particular concern to women.
From those discussions, a number of
steps were identified which have been
and will be taken to enhance the environment for all members ofthe UBC community and especially for women.
One of the key issues identified was
related to physical safety. The plan of
action which followed specifically included:
(i) a comprehensive plan for the development of parking policies, practices and
(ii) a systematic program for the improvement of campus lighting over the
next three years:
(iii) a broader mandate for the Dept. of
Occupational Health and Safety to include  issues of personal safety;
(iv) the creation of PACOWSOC;
(v) increased publication of information on campus about help available from
trained crisis intervention professionals
25) What major safety initiatives
have been taken and will be made to
meet this plan of action?
A security bus service, with wheelchair capacity, was introduced in 1992 to
provide free evening transportation for
students, faculty and staff to any location
on campus. Its hours of operation were
recently increased and a back-up mini
bus was purchased to ensure continuous
PASS offers security escorts by its
officers to anyone on campus making
such a request;
Night parking at meters has been made
available upon application to PASS. The
service is free to faculty and staff who
have purchased a campus parking permit. Students who are not normally eligible for these permits may apply for the
special evening permits;
An advisor to the president on Women
and Gender Relations has been appointed
and chairs PACOWSOC which was created to focus on problems relating to
personal, physical and psychological
An Acquaintance Sexual Assault Committee was created to raise awareness of
the issue of sexual assault and educate
the campus through such initiatives as a
designated Sexual Assault Awareness Day
which occurs at UBC in September;
Several campus offices, in co-operation with the Alma Mater Society and
RCMP, participate in an intensive residence safely education program;
Campus safety audits were performed
in the fall of 1992 to survey safety features of buildings and areas at UBC of
particular concern to women;
PASS introduced bicycle patrols on
campus in November, 1992;
A survey of all female faculty on safety
issues was conducted by the President's
Advisor on Women and Gender Relations
and results and recommendations were
published in UBC Reports;
Parkades are now staffed by PASS
personnel as a deterrent to crime and to
provide help to anyone in need;
Personal safety tips developed by PASS
as well as security services information
on items such as the security bus have
been circulated campus-wide;
Kiosk attendants in parking lots and
parkades have been trained in dealing
with victims of crime, public safety issues, protecting evidence, powers of observation and violent acts;
A campus safety manual has been
developed by the WSO and will be available in November, 1993;
A companion guide on psychological
safety is being developed by the WSO and
is scheduled for release in the spring of
A 24-hour seven-days-a-week sexual
assault information line operated and
maintained by the WSO was introduced
in February. 1992. The ongoing service
provides recorded information;
Liaison between PASS and the RCMP
has improved with regular meetings and
an exchange of information and training:
A program to provide free public access telephones on campus started in
1991 (see answer 27 for more details);
A master lighting plan has been developed and a pilot lighting project is underway
(see answer 27 for more details);
PASS has contracted a security consulting firm to develop security guidelines for access control systems and intrusion alarm systems. Cost ofthe main
control system will be available November 18. 1993 and installation is scheduled to begin April 1, 1994;
UBC is supporting the Canadian Federation of University Women B.C. Council in its petition to the Attorney General's
Dept. requesting revisions to the Petty
Trespass Act of B.C. to better reflect the
needs of universities with regard lo trespassers, including a clarification of the
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offence and apprehension and
detention of trespassers without
a warrant.
26) What do campus users
feel are the specific threats to
their personal safety?
Respondents to a PACOWSOC
audit indicated that insufficient
lighting, lack of signage, poor
lighting maintenance, unsafe
pathways and landscaping, lack
of information, too few patrols,
problems with entry/exit doors
and lack of outdoor emergency
telephones were their maj or concerns.
27) What have we done to
address these specific concerns?
(a) Lighting
A UBC Lighting Master Plan,
a subset of the Main Campus
Plan, was developed in 1991 to
provide an analysis ofthe role of
exterior lighting in a campus
setting. A pilot lighting project
along Agricultural Road, from
SUB to Place Vanier Residence,
was initiated in January, 1993
and was designed based on findings from the Lighting Master
Plan. Tender for the pilot lighting project is scheduled for Nov.
10, 1993. Construction, at an
estimated cost of $490,000, will
begin at the end of November,
1993 and will be completed by
late January, 1994. It is expected
that the pilot lighting project will
produce a route right across the
campus that is as safe as possible.
The priorities for 1994/95 are
to construct a pilot lighting
project from the parkades to Main
Mall, from Memorial Road to
Nitobe Garden and from Biological Sciences Road and Engineering Road to Main Mall. Funding
for these projects will be sought
from the public works and minor
capital funds budget.
An audit of lighting deficiencies and repairs to existing lighting will be completed by Plant
Operations in November, 1993.
Plant Operations estimates that
the cost of the survey and repairs to existing lighting, which
will begin immediately following
the report, will cost approximately $25,000.
(b) Signage
In 1993, a strategic plan for
all signage on campus was devised. As a result, the priorities
which have been identified for
1994/95 are to update and improve existing roadside directories, parking directories, traffic,
street and building signage.
Funding for these projects will
be sought from the public works
and minor capital funds budget.
In addition, orientation plans
were developed for new construction projects and installation of
newly designed and improved
signage for these projects began
in July, 1993 and is on-going
around campus.
The campus map is now completely computerized and is constantly being updated ensuring
that it remains current.
(c) Pathways and Landscaping
In its general maintenance
program, UBC Plant Operations
personnel give priority to thinning outand cutting down shrubbery surrounding areas such as
pathways which may provide
hiding spots or obstruct the view
of campus users. The sites selected are based on the judge
ment ofthe grounds crew and on
requests from campus users.
More direct input from supervisors is planned. Feedback on
the program is anecdotal: effectiveness cannot be measured
d)  Information
Stories concerning campus
safety are featured regularly in
UBC Reports, the faculty and
staff newspaper, as well as supplements describing the university's safety initiatives, and policies and procedures.
Several units on campus, including the Sexual Harassment
Policy Office and the Student
Health Service, offer education
programs specifically dealing
with personal safety issues.
In February, 1992, the WSO
began a 24-hour, seven-days-a-
week sexual assault information
line and will publish, in November 1993, a safety guide for
women students and a companion brochure on sexual assault.
In the spring of 1994, the WSO
will publish another companion
guide dealing with psychological
PASS has developed and circulated a series of tips on enhancing personal safety and
pamphlets describing the services it offers and how to use
them. It also provides, upon request, safety presentations to
the campus community.
(e) Patrols
PASS has modified its patrol
services to include bicycle patrols, allowing increased flexibility, efficiency and visibility on
campus. Currently, two of the
six members of a patrol team are
assigned to bicycles, two are in
cars, one drives the security bus
and one member is on foot. PASS
is considering adding another
bicycle but no increase has been
made to the number of security
officers on staff.
Feedback on the effectiveness
of the bicycle patrols is anecdotal, but PASS has been told by
the RCMP that there is a reduction in the number of vehicle
break-ins which they feel is a
direct result of the greater visibility of the bike patrollers.
Where personal safety is concerned, bicycle patrollers have
been approached on many occasions by students who thank them
for their presence on campus.
(f) Entry and Exit Doors
These areas receive priority
for lighting maintenance by Plant
Operations staff who also encourage building users to
promptly report any door areas
in need of lighting repair. Some
entry/exit doors are serviced by
an automatic lighting system. In
October 1993, an audit of campus buildings was initiated to
determine what other buildings
need automatic lighting systems
or could benefit from lamps with
longer life and more efficiency.
Work is expected to begin on
these improvements after the
audit is completed in early December. 1993.
(g) Emergency Telephones
Telecommunication Services
has simplified the process of
approving and installing telephones in public areas of buildings to provide campus users
with the ability to make free local
calls when safety needs arise.
Between 1991/92. approximately 120 indoor, public access emergency telephones were
installed in most faculties across
campus. After a request is received, installation of emergency
telephones ranges from one week
to one month, depending on
whether or not there is existing
The number of requests for
this service in 1993 have averaged out to be about one every
four months.
Approximately $30,000. provided by the President's Office,
was budgeted for this program
which includes ongoing operating costs.
Also, 400 pay phones covering 18 exterior locations on campus have been installed by BC
Tel and are maintained on the
basis of usage. Emergency 911
service is also a standard feature
of UBC's telephone service.
28) How aware are campus
users ofthe university's safety
Statistics for the general campus community are not available, however, safety data collected from the President's Advisor on Women and Gender Relations 1992 survey of women faculty at UBC indicates that well
over half of the respondents were
aware ofthe following safety services: security bus (71.6%). RCMP
patrols (52.8%), security patrols
(73%) and staffed parkades (60%).
29) How do our activities
compare with those at other
Most Canadian universities
are examining the possibility of
establishing special advisory
committees and offices in an attempt to deal with the issue of
personal safety on campus.
Other safety measures vary
widely across the country, according to a survey of the status
of female faculty and students at
Canadian universities commissioned in 1992 by the Canadian
Federation of University Women.
However, of the six guidelines
concerning safe environment
included in the report, designed
to create "the ideal women-
friendly university." UBC complies in part or fully with five of
the recommendations which are:
(i) a university-wide commitment to the personal safety and
security of all on campus;
(ii) a survey ofthe female faculty, staff and students to determine their perspective of Ihe
safety of the campus;
(iii) promotion of the concept
that a safe campus is a collect ive
(iv) publication of steps individuals can take to minimize
personal risk, look out for others, report threatening situations, be prepared to say and
hear "no", and feel comfortable
not foolish in seeking help;
(v) implementation of safety
measures on campus.
The sixth recommendation,
encouragement ofthe growth on
campus of men's groups concerned with violence against
women has not been actively
addressed. No comparative studies have been done to determine
which Canadian universities are
leaders, followers or non-participants in their commitment to
personal safety issues or the services they provide.
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Using discussion and workplace scenarios, this workshop will help
increase awareness of and sensitivity towards the variety of people
working and studying on the campus. Participants will look at ways for
building and maintaining intercultural working relationships.
Facilitators:     Keith Hoy, Intercultural Training and Resource Centre
MackieChase, InterculturalTrainingand Resource Centre
Katherine Beaumont, Multicultural Liaison Office
Co-sponsored by Organizational Training and Development,
UBC Human Resources. UBC Reports ■ November 25, 1993 7
Steve Chan photo
Heidi Slaymaker (right), shown here in action against the University of Victoria, joined
Thunderbird teammates Tammy Crawford and Andrea Neil as tournament all-stars at the
recent Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union women's soccer championship.
Women's soccer team
wins CIAU championship
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Goalkeeper Kathy Sutton's
offensive exploits helped the UBC
Thunderbirds women's soccer team
earn its second title in the recent
Canadian Interuniversity Athletic
Union (CIAU) championship.
Sutton scored the winning
goal on a penalty kick to lift the
Thunderbirds to a 7-6 shootout
victory in the Nov. 14 championship match against the
Dalhousie Tigers in Montreal.
Sutton's winning goal came
after the two teams had played
to a 1-1 tie through regulation
and overtime play, and after both
squads had gone through all their
outfield penalty takers.
"When you  go  to  penalty
shootouts, anything can happen," said Head Coach Bob Elton.
"I just went over and shook
hands with the opposing coach.
Neil Turnbull, after overtime and
wished him luck going into the
shootout. Needless to say, I was
thrilled when I saw Kathy put
the ball in the net."
Tammy Crawford emerged as
the tournament's most valuable
player following a two-goal performance in three tournament games.
Tammy is a very unselfish
player," said Elton. "She was
one of those who worked as hard
as anyone, especially in light of
the fact that we had a number of
people who were playing hurt.
Tammy really helped lift the team
even higher."
Crawford was joined by Heidi
Slaymaker and Andrea Neil as
tournament all-stars.
On the men's soccer side,
UBC's drive for five stalled at
four when the Thunderbirds fell
4-2 on penalties to Sherbrooke
in the title match at the CIAU
championships in Wolfville, N.S.
The two teams went to penalties after playing to a 1-1 tie
through regulation and overtime.
Meanwhile, a total of eight
soccer T-Birds made all-Canadian this year. They are Tammy
Crawford, Nicole Sedgwick and
Sophie Spillborghs on the women's side, along with Craig
Chiasson, Chris Franks, Kevin
Hearne, Tom Kim and Pat Onstad
on the men's side.
Hearne also came away with
CIAU player-of-the-year honours.
Economic Advantage
John Chong photo
Funding under the province's BC 21 economic initiative has been approved for construction
of the $21 million Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratories and for
planning costs of $2.5 million for a Forest Sciences Centre. Premier Mike Harcourt (left)
joined UBC President David Strangway on campus for the Nov. 15 announcement at the
Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research.
by staff writers
UBC's Nobel Prize winner, Michael Smith, has been
appointed a University Professor.
Smith, a biochemistry professor and director of UBC's
Biotechnology Laboratory, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry
last month in recognition of his discovery of site-directed mutagenesis, a
technique which enables scientists to
reprogram the genetic code.
University professorships were
established at UBC in 1965 to focus on
and illustrate the university's aspirations to academic excellence.
As a University Professor. Smith will
devote his time to his scholarly interests
and to matters of science and research
policy. He will be free to choose a
teaching assignment in any faculty,
department, school or institute subject
to invitation by the dean, head or director.
Smith is the fifth faculty member to be appointed a University Professor in the 28-year history of the professorships. His
appointment was unanimously approved by UBC's Board of
Governors at its Nov. 18 meeting.
Joanne Melville, a lecturer in the Dept. of Mathematics
and Science Education, has received a Prime Minister's
Award for Teaching Excellence in
Science, Technology and Mathematics.
Established this year, the awards
honour secondary and elementary school
teachers who are having a proven impact
on student performance and interest in
the fields of math, science and technology.
Melville has been seconded to UBC
from the Vancouver School District where
she was formerly head of the Science
Dept. at Killarney Secondary School. Now
in her second year at UBC, Melville
teaches methods in general science,
chemistry and principles of teaching.
Last year, Melville was the recipient ofthe B.C. Science
Teachers' Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.
• • • •
wo members of UBC's Board of Governors were recently
honoured for their outstanding contributions to the
Shirley Chan, a member of UBC's Board of Governors
since 1992, received the Outstanding
Alumni Award from Simon Fraser
University (SFU).
Chan earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree from SFU in 1971. She is currently chair of VanCity Savings Credit
Union and manager of the non-market
housing division of Vancouver's Housing
and Properties Dept.
She served as chief of staff to the
mayor of Vancouver between 1981 and
1986 and as executive assistant to the
president of the British Columbia
Institute of Technology in 1987/88.
Tong Louie, who was appointed to
the board in 1990, is the recipient of a
Philanthropic Leadership Award,
presented to him by the Association of
Fund Raising Professionals of B.C. (AFRP).
A UBC graduate (Agriculture '38),
Louie is chair and CEO of H.Y. Louie
Co. Ltd., chair, president and CEO of
London Drugs Ltd., and vice-chair and
director of IGA Canada Ltd.
He was cited by the AFRP for his
long-time support of non-profit causes
in B.C. including St. Paul's Hospital, the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the
Canadian Diabetes Association and the Vancouver YMCA.
December 6 a day of tribute
to students slain in Montreal
All members of the campus community are invited
to drop by the Women Students' Office. Room 203,
Brock Hall, where ribbons
and buttons commemorating the women students slain
at Montreal's L'Ecole
Polytechnique   on   Dec.   6,
1989, will be available.
In lieu of a formal program
of events, everyone is encouraged to pay tribute to the
women who died in a manner
they feel is appropriate.
UBC's flag will fly at half-
staff on Dec. 6 to honour their
memory. 8 UBC Reports • November 25, 1993
Pearls From Pierre
Pierre Trudeau responds to a question asked by one of 600 UBC students
who quizzed the former prime minister for more than an hour on a recent
visit. Trudeau said later he was impressed with the students' thoughtful
questions on topics such as Quebec nationalism, the Reform Party, Aboriginal
rights, constitutional change and free trade. UBC was the only university
stop on Trudeau's cross-country tour promoting his new book, Memoirs.
Some observers said UBC students gave Trudeau his warmest B.C. reception
in 20 years.
Real Estate Outlook '94
reviews trends, prospects
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Stanley Hamilton coins a nautical
phrase when asked for his personal real
estate predictions for 1994.
"Steady as she goes," says the host of
the 14th annual Real Estate Outlook,
offered by the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration's Professional
Hamilton, an associate professor in
the faculty, is among a dozen real estate
experts who will address the issues that
are expected to shape the real estate
picture in 1994 and offer facts and figures on office, industrial, retail, and residential markets, as well as Canadian
financial markets.
"We expect participants to come away
with a real feeling of what's going to
happen in real estate in the comingyear,"
Hamilton said.
"We try to give people a framework
from which they can form their own opinions. The academics and professional
economists who are brought together for
these seminars look at relationships and
trends in a rigourous fashion and have
collectively become more sophisticated in
their analytical approach."
Hamilton says last year's real estate
outlook was reasonably accurate in predicting 1993 trends for B.C.
"Although we felt interest rates would
drop, we didn't anticipate such a dramatic change. We were fairly accurate in
terms of housing starts and resale volume and had the right direction pegged in
residential price changes.
"We didn't do quite as well in Kelowna.
which featured a price rise higher than
anticipated. They enjoyed a pretty spectacular first half of 1993."
Hamilton isn't looking for any spectacular movement in British Columbia's
real estate markets next year. He predicts a modestly indifferent residential
picture with a general leveling of prices,
except in the residential condominium
'There are too many condos coming on
stream, especially in the Lower Mainland, and I expect a correction in prices,"
he said.
Hamilton anticipates some improvement in the office market with a modest
lowering in the vacancy rate and believes
the demand for retail space will increase
At the seminar, Hamilton will be joined
by fellow faculty member Maurice Levi,
who will team up with Richard Allen of
B.C. Central Credit Union to take a look
at the economic picture. Earl Bederman
of Investors Economics Inc. will look at
the Canadian financial markets.
Burrard Band Chief Leonard George
and Tom Johnstone of the B.C. Assessment Authority will explore First Nations
land issues, while Avtar Bains of Colliers
Macaulay Nicholls. Steve Martin of CB
Commercial and Bob Mason of Commercial and Industrial Intrawest will discuss
office, industrial and retail markets.
Helmut Pastrick of Canada Mortgage
Housing Corporation. David Baxter of
Daedalus Futures Incorporated and Ozzie
Jurock of Jurock's Real Estate Investor
will analyse the residential market scene.
Real Estate Outlook '94 will take place
Dec. 8 at the Waterfront Centre Hotel.
For more information, phone UBC Professional Programmes at 822-8400.
Japan visit offers
new perspective
George Kennedy
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
When in Japan, don't buy a cantaloupe unless you've got a hefty bank
balance to back up your purchase.
Fourth-year Agricultural Sciences student Wally Mitchell learned that lesson
this summer as one of six undergraduate
students taking part in an exchange program with the Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA).
The study tour had its share of surprises and insights, including produce
prices. A flawless, individually  wrapped      ^^^^■■■i^^^*
cantaloupe in a Japanese   supermarket
costs  at  least  $75.
Mitchell said. A small
box of exquisite cherries, one layer deep,
can fetch $60 or more.
"The incredible
quality of produce
that Japanese consumers demand and
the price they're willing to pay for it is so
much higher than
North Americans are
willing to pay," he marvelled.
During the three-week stay, students
received a first -hand introduction to Japanese agriculture and food production
systems, visiting traditional farms and
villages, a fisli hatchery, food processing
plants, a palace garden and fish and
vegetable markets.
Mitchell and his fellow students donned
gumboots to try their hand at planting
rice and harvesting tea — activities that
complemented the more academic aspects of their study tour.
They also heard presentations by TUA
faculty members, UBC alumni and Canadians working in Japan and took part in
cultural activities such as traditional
dance, music, flower arranging, tea ceremonies and calligraphy.
Despite the cultural differences, the
UBC visitors found striking similarities
in some agricultural issues and concerns,
said Art Bomke, an associate professor in
the Dept. of Soil Science, who accompanied the students on the tour along with
Niels Holbek. director of the faculty's
Oyster River Research Farm.
"Like B.C.'s south coast, Japan is a
mountainous region with most of its ag-
"The obvious benefits
the Japanese students
received by visiting UBC
didn't go unnoticed by
our students, and they
asked for the chance to
have a similar program
in Japan."
ricultural activity taking place in alluvial
lowlands that are in contact with a dense
urban population. It's interesting to see
how they deal with that." he said.
Said Holbek: The study tour was enhanced by the different perspectives contributed by TUA faculty members and
students who joined us on our trips. They
provided academic insights, explained
cultural differences and showed us parts
of Japan that we would never have experienced on our own."
Later in the summer, UBC students
and faculty hosted a return visit by Japanese students from
^^^^^^^™ TUA. Fifteen TUA
students and two
professors joined
UBC students on the
annual Agricultural
Sciences field trip to
farms and food
processing facilities
t h roughout southern
B.C. The itinerary
included a winery,
cattle ranches,
greenhouse farms,
agricultural research
stations, a ginseng
farm, a fallow deer
farm and many other sites.
Groups of TUA students have been
coming to UBC for the past three summers to study at the English Language
Institute and receive an overview of B.C.
agriculture. This is the first year UBC
students have made the trip across the
Pacific, making the program a true exchange.
"The obvious benefits the Japanese
students received by visiting UBC didn't
go unnoticed by our students, and they
asked for the chance to have a similar
program in Japan." said George Kennedy,
who is the faculty's director of international programs.
Under Kennedy's direction, Agricultural Science's international linkages have
focused on the Pacific Rim. Recently,
UBC was invited to join a consortium of
the top agricultural universities in Southeast Asia, allowing UBC students to do
course work or thesis research there.
"By giving UBC students opportunities for international exposure, graduates from our faculty will be more receptive to new ideas and will be more able to
meet the demands of an increasingly
global economy," Kennedy said.
Table Talk
John Chong photo
UBC recently hosted the fourth annual meeting of the Northeast Asia
Roundtable, an international exchange among policy-makers, economists,
lawyers and political scientists from 10 countries. Pictured from left to
right are: economist Tain-Jy Chen from Taiwan; Australia's John McKay,
director ofthe Monash Asia Institute; Kong Shiu-loon, president of Lingnan
College, Hong Kong, and Vladimir Portyakov from the Russian Academy of
Sciences. This was the first time the meeting was held outside Asia.


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