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Volume 33 Number 19, October 22,1987
Amendment limits freedom to create new faculties
University Act threatens autonomy
by Debora Sweeney
Recent amendments to the University Act
could compromise the autonomy of B.C.
universities, according to two UBC vice-
presidents.
Drs. Daniel Birch and Albert McClean said
they also are concerned the amendments will
create unnecessary procedures and
bureaucracy.
The new legislation, drafted in July, states:
The minister shall not interfere in the exercise
of powers conferred on a university with
respect to academic policies and standards,
standards for admission and graduation, and
the selection and appointment of staff.
But it goes on to say a university shall not
establish a new degree program without the
approval of a minister. This is what has Birch
worried.
"It's a real zinger," he said, "it allows the
government to hold the hammer over us and it
tends to make all of the previous statements of
autonomy fairly empty."
Birch said he does not believe the current
minister, Stan Hagen, with whom the university
has had "responsive, open relations," would
attempt to undermine the universities'
authority. However, he is concerned about
how future governments might interpret the
legislation.
As well, he is concerned about
unnecessary bureaucracy. He cited as an
example the Department of Geography's
decision to offer B.Sc. programs in addition to
B.A. programs in 1971. The transition required
no extra funding and no new facilities.
"You would think that would be a pro-
forma decision — and it was at the time, " he
said. "Now, the ministry says we need a
committee for this, this and this. The decisions
f-$
The National Steel Band of Trinidad and Tobago gave two performances on campus
last week as part of the Commonwealth celebrations.
Commonwealth capers...
by Lorie Chortyk
You didnt have to leave the campus to
capture the Commonwealth spirit last week.
UBC played host to many Commonwealth
VIPs, ranging from Zimbabwe Prime Minister
Robert Mugabe and External Affairs Minister
Joe Clark to Mila Mulroney and
Communications Minister Flora Macdonald.
President David Strangway even got to do a
bit of royal handshaking.
The Museum of Anthropology was the
setting for many of the special Commonwealth
events, beginning with a performance of Sri
Lankan mask dancing and drumming by the
Kelanyia Free Lancers Oct. 11.
Canada's first lady Mila Mulroney attended
a reception at the museum two days later to
open a special exhibit entitled Images:
Photographic Expressions of the
Commonwealth. The exhibit features 260 color
and black and white photographs on life in the
Commonwealth, selected from a 1986
competition held in London, England. Later
that evening VIPs gathered at the museum to
celebrate the opening of the exhibit and to
watch a performance of the National Steel
Band of Trinidad and Tobago. The band also
performed a noon-hour concert Oct. 16 in
SUB Plaza.
Communications Minister Flora Macdonald
came to the campus Oct. 14 for a tour of the
anthropology museum hosted by President
Strangway, and the following day Joe Clark
and Commonwealth foreign trade ministers
used the museum as a setting for a question
and answer session with students. Earlier in
the day Clark and the trade ministers attended
a luncheon at UBCs Cecil Green Park.
Another high-profile event on campus was
a visit by Zimbabwe Prime Minister Robert
Mugabe, who spoke to about 400 students in
the SUB Auditorium Oct. 14. He told the
standing-room-only crowd that it was
necessary to fight violence with violence to put
an end to apartheid in South Africa.
Mugabe attended a lunch sponsored by
the International Relations Students'
Association and the federal Department of
Regional and Industrial Expansion, and visited
a photo exhibit on Zimbabwe at UBC's Asian
Centre before leaving the campus. The exhibit
by Canadian photojournalist Bruce Paton
chronicles the struggles of the Zimbabwe
people to develop social and economic
programs.
Apartheid was also the focus of a
Commonwealth Public Forum on South Africa
sponsored by the Alma Mater Society Oct. 13.
UBC faculty members served as a resource
for local, national and international reporters
gathered in Vancouver last week, responding
to hundreds of media enquiries on a wide range
of Commonwealth topics. The Political
Science Department alone fielded more than
200 telephone calls.
UBC officials were also visible at off-
campus functions during the Commonwealth
Conference. On Oct. 15, along with federal
Trade Minister Pat Carney, President
Strangway accompanied Queen Elizabeth II
and Prince Philip on a tour of the Expo
Science Centre and to the Vancouver Law
Courts, where the queen unveiled B.C.'s new
coat of arms.
should be in-house."
Birch said the Tri-Universities Presidents'
Council, established last month, is the
appropriate body to make d<
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academic and finance/rom UBC, U Vic and
SFU. That way, the intlividual urwjexsities
could still approach th4 ^JJvanceo'&jCioqtio
Ministry for extra fundinV*^
"Basically, the strateg^f >e tl
universities is, look, let us csorefe
our own house and we will sel
mechanisms," said Birch. We're ii
position to order trade-offs. Don't take
decisions outside the universities."
Birch said the university has written to the
minister's office, asking that the amendment be
removed from the University Act. He said
ministry staff refuse to indicate whether that will
happen.
Dr. Daniel Birch
B.C. Science Council
honours UBC profs
Two UBC professors will receive the
Science Council of British Columbia's top
award at a ceremony tonight, UBC Reports
has learned.
Dr. Peter Hochachka, a zoology professor,
and Dr. Roy Nodwell, professor emeritus of
physics, each will be awarded the 1987 B.C.
Science and Engineering Gold Medal. The
prizes were established by the Science Council
to increase public awareness of the
achievements made by scientists and
engineers in the province.
Hochachka is being honored for his
contributions to understanding how animals
survive in conditions of low, or no oxygen.
His studies have taken him from his
campus laboratory to Hawaii, the Amazon and
Antarctica. Hochachka's research on how
certain animals protect their cells and tissues
against hypoxia have enabled him to show that
in low-oxygen situations, the cells of the
animals radically decrease their energy needs,
reducing their metabolic rate.
Nodwell is being recognized for his
contributions to "technology transfer," the
process of commercializing certain university
research.
He has been widely acclaimed for his
pioneering research in laser light scattering
and light mixing. Nodwell saw the commercial
possibilities arising from his research and
encouraged his colleagues and students to
transfer that and other technologies from their
laboratories to the marketplace.
A research team from MacMillan Bloedel
also will receive a Gold Medal, for the invention
and development of Parallam parallel strand
lumber. Parallam is one of the world's
strongest wood-based building materials.
A member of the research team, Dr. Mark
Churchland, did his Ph.D. studies and thesis
under the direction of Nodwell.
The names of the winners will be
announced tonight on a special one-hour
program on science in British Columbia,
broadcast on the Knowledge Network.
Canadian universities
in national spotlight
by Lorie Chortyk
Issues affecting Canadian universities will
be in the national spotlight Oct. 25-28 when
government, university and business leaders
gather at a four-day National Forum on Post-
Secondary Education in Saskatoon.
President David Strangway, a member of
the forum's steering committee, called the
meeting "historic".
"The issues being discussed are not new -
- they're problems universities have been
talking about for a long time. What is
significant is that the forum is being sponsored
by the federal and provincial governments," he
said. "It's historic that the concerns of
universities are receiving national attention with
support at both the federal and provincial
levels."
The proposal to sponsor the forum was
included in the Speech from the Throne last
October, and was officially announced March
30 by Secretary of State David Crombie and
Council of Ministers of Education chairman
Tony Brummet. Issues on the agenda range
from accessibility and quality of education to
managing and financing post-secondary
institutions.
One issue that Strangway is particularly
interested in is what he terms "differentiation"
in Canadian universities.
"I think Canada has to decide whether it
really wants to promote a university system in
which institutions are carbon copies of each
other, all offering the same type of education,"
he said. "My personal view is that if we're
going to have widespread accessibility, we're
going to have to have a system where some
universities are research-intensive, some have
a strong liberal arts focus, others are more
technical and so on.
"I don't think a university can be all things
to all people and still do its job well."
Strangway feels the success of the national
debate will hinge on whether or not the
conference leads to a plan of action for ongoing discussion and change.
"If it's just going to be a one-time occasion
where we sit around and discuss the issues, I
don't know how useful the meeting will be," he
said. "I think the forum will be successful if we
can bring pressure on the provincial ministers
of education and David Crombie's office to
establish a standing body or on-going activity
so that the concerns of universities will be
discussed on a continuing basis at a national
level." Sewage treatment
helps poplars grow
by Jo Moss
The Okanagan community of Vernon has
discovered a unique way to make money out
of sewage, and UBC forestry professor Jack
Thirgood is showing how it can be done.
The waste will be used to irrigate a
plantation of poplar trees that will eventually be
used in a pulp and paper mill.
According to Thirgood, it's a simple, cheap
solution to the problems of waste disposal
never tried in Canada before.
Not only will this system solve the
community's headaches of waste disposal, but
in the future it could boost its tourism industry.
Thirgood and Dean of Forestry Robert
Kennedy recently signed an agreement with
the City of Vernon to collaborate on a trial
plantation. More than 10,000 fast-growing
poplar hybrids on a 50-hectare plot will be
sprayed with the treated waste. UBC graduate
student George Nercessian will run the
experiment.
Thirgood said he's confident the system will
prove safe and workable.
'This is just the first stage of something that
could become very big," he said.
The project will run for five years, enough
time to pinpoint any problems.
"We've never grown poplars this way
before in Canada. There's all the silvicultural
questions of spacing, planting and tending,"
Thirgood explained.
The biggest potential problem may be how
much water the poplars can take up. Leakage
into the soil poses the threat of ground water
contamination.
"We have to work out an irrigation regime
which will make maximum use of the water
without tailwater entering the lake," Thirgood
said.
The city was going to spend $9 million to
build a deep water outfall that, in an
emergency situation, could take waste to the
bottom of Okanagan Lake.
But residents were concerned about
contaminating their source of drinking water,
and environmentalists questioned the long-
term effects on the entire lakes system.
With the proposed future expansion of the
poplar project to 1,000 hectares of trees,
Universities
celebrate week
by Jo Moss
Canadians from coast to coast are being
asked to take seven days to consider
"Investing in our Future".
Thafs the theme of National Universities
Week, a nation-wide celebration of the role of
university teaching, research and public
service in community, regional and national
development.
Ifs a chance for everyone to take stock of
the tremendous contributions UBC and other
Canadian universities have made to people's
lives.
And it recognizes the university's role in
developing the greatest resource of Canada-
people.
"Universities provide the opportunity for
people to realize personal dreams, to work for
a better society and a better world," said UBC
President David Strangway.
In Vancouver, Mayor Gordon Campbell will
kick off the week with an official proclamation
of the city's participation.
The three B.C. university presidents
signaled the beginning of National Universities
Week by joining editors and reporters of The
Vancouver Sun to discuss the university's
future needs. Sponsored by UBC's
Community Relations Office, Strangway,
Simon Fraser University president William
Saywell and University of Victoria president
Howard Petch joined Sun staff, October 20, to
discuss what the declining state of university
buildings means to the future of education in
the province.
National Universities Week is a cooperative
effort of the Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada, the Canadian Association
of University Teachers, the Canada Federation
of Students, the Public Affairs Council for
Education, and regional and provincial
university associations.
Thirgood says the city's sewage treatment can
be safely taken care of at a cost far below the
pipeline proposal, just over $100,000.
Thirgood estimates the poplars will reach a
marketable size in just six to ten years. The
city already has a commitment from Scott
Paper in New Westminster for the poplar logs.
Several years ago, Vernon tried spraying
waste on hillside grass. But hopes of a cash
crop, either from hay, or grazing cattle, faded
when public health regulations made the
scheme unworkable.
"This time the system will be thoroughly
investigated before going to large-scale
application," Thirgood said.
The poplar irrigation project is a groundbreaking enterprise that could have far-
reaching benefits in helping to reduce sewage
entering the lakes system.
"Ifs a long-term commitment to the
problems of the Okanagan," Thirgood said.
The poplar trees will also beautify a section
of the Vernon countryside. There's already talk
of building a golf course alongside.
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Left to right:   Vernon alderman Eric Reich; Dean Robert Kennedy, Forestry; Aid. Ken
Little; Dr. Jack Thirgood, Forestry; Vernon mayor Anne Clarke; Aid. Klaus Tribes.
Canada leads session on homeless
by Lorie Chortyk
One homeless person in a country the size
and affluence of Canada is one too many.
These are the words of Dr. Peter
Oberlander, who has just returned from a
special one-day session on the plight of the
homeless at the United Nations General
Assembly in New York.
Oberlander is director of UBC's Centre for
Human Settlements and a member of the
Canadian delegation to the UN assembly.
Canada was the lead speaker at the
session on homelessness, which was
organized as part of the UN's International
Year of Shelter for the Homeless.
Oberlander said the problem of
homelessness is growing in Canada.
"We're not only talking about people who
are totally without shelter, living out on the
streets," he said. "We're talking about the
'invisible homeless' — single parent families,
the unemployed, the elderly —people who are
living in substandard housing and who are at
risk of losing that shelter at any time."
Oberlander said increased unemployment,
the break-up of families, and the high cost of
living are just some of the reasons for
homelessness.
He said the provincial government's policy
to deinstitutionalize psychiatric patients has
added to the problem in recent years.
'The idea that emotionally ill people who
can function in a community should be taken
out of institutions is a good one," said
Oberlander. "But if the city isn't equipped or
CKWX radio
features UBC
Turn on and tune in to UBC.
A new radio series featuring UBC
researchers will hit the airwaves Nov. 1 on
CKWX's satellite network, which broadcasts to
53 radio stations around the province.
The series was initiated by CKWX news
director Taanta Gupta and UBC's Community
Relations Office.
Each program will consist of five 90-
second interviews which will run daily for a
week. The series focuses on human interest
and lifestyles items.
The first program to air in November will
examine Post Polio Syndrome, the progression
of the devastating disease that struck a
generation of North Americans. Other
scheduled programs include an examination of
the use of anabolic steroids by young children
in sports and a look at what we should all
know about food safety.
Production is also under way on the next
series of UBC Perspectives. UBC's on-going
radio mini-documentary series hosted by Dr.
David Suzuki. The latest series highlights the
work of UBC faculty members in areas ranging
from prescription drug abuse and terrorism to
cancer screening and office politics.
The series will be broadcast to
approximately 300 stations across Canada by
Broadcast News in Toronto next January:
prepared to provide housing for these people,
you're just moving them from an institution into
the streets."
Oberlander added that social assistance
payments in B.C. have not been adequate to
keep up with housing prices.
"Some people are paying up to 65 per cent
of their income on rent," he said.
But Oberlander is optimistic about solutions
for the homeless in Canada.
"One solution thafs been very successful is
converting old office space and warehouses
into housing units," he said. "An example of
this is the old Ford building at Hastings and
Main, which was recently gutted and
converted into apartments."
Oberlander said ifs essential that a six-fold
partnership be formed if homelessness is to be
alleviated in Canada.
'The federal government has to be
involved because they've got the taxation
power and sources of revenue to finance
projects. The provincial government has the
legal, and now the constitutional power to
help, and the municipalities have control over
zoning and building standards," he said.
Oberlander also prepared material on
homelessness for presentation at the
Commonwealth Conference in Vancouver.
Neiirochemistry pioneer
dies in Vancouver
Dr. Juda Hirsch Quastel
Killam fellowships
More than 80 UBC faculty members,
postdoctoral researchers and graduate
students have been awarded Izaak Walton
Killam Memorial fellowships for 1987/88.
The most prestigious UBC awards, the
fellowships are awarded annually to top
researchers on campus.
Killam Predoctoral Fellowships went to 24
graduate students—the university's 'cream of
the crop'. The award supports doctoral
programs of study and is renewable for a
second year.
An additional 13 graduate students
received a second-time award.
Killam Senior Fellowships went to 11 faculty
members to assist them in research while on
sabbatical leave.
For the first time this year, 15 faculty
received Faculty Research Fellowships which
recognize faculty at a less senior level.
Eleven outstanding researchers received
the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships, a two-
year award tenable at UBC or at another
university.
Juda Hirsch Quastel, an internationally
acclaimed biochemist and UBC's first
professor of neurochemistry, died Oct. 15 after
a lengthy illness. He was 88.
Dr. Qu astel's career of nearly 65 years
literally spans the history of biochemistry from
its origins in physiology at the beginning of the
20th Century. His pioneering contributions to
the study of enzymes and cell metabolism, to
the biochemistry of the brain, to soil science, to
pharmacology, as well as to cancer research,
have been the foundation of major advances
in these sciences and have led to important
breakthroughs in the treatment of disease and
mental illness.
Born in Sheffield, England in 1899, Dr.
Quastel studied physical chemistry at The
Imperial College of Science in London. He
obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at
Cambridge.
In the 1920's in the Biochemical Laboratory
of F.G. Hopkins at Cambridge, Dr. Quastel was
among the first to study the metabolism of
bacteria. In the 1930s, as Director of Research
at the Cardiff City Mental Hospital, he
established the foundations of brain
biochemistry. In 1940, at the age of 39, Dr.
Quastel was elected a Fellow of the Royal
Society of London.
In 1947, Dr. Quastel moved to Canada,
became Director of the McGill
University/Montreal General Hospital Research
Institute, where he established a major
biochemical research centre.
In 1967, he came to UBC as professor of
neurochemistry. He continued in active
research until the onset of his final illness.
Among his many honors and awards, he
was named a Companion of the Order of
Canada, and was elected an Honorary Fellow
of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
A funeral service was held on Oct. 18 in the
Koch Memorial Chapel at the Beth Israel
Cemetery in Burnaby.
The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew
University, Vancouver chapter, has established
the J.H. Quastel Endowment Fund for the
purpose of funding a chair in Molecular
Neurobiology.
He
2     UBC REPORTS October 22,1987 THE UBC SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
COMMITTEE REPORT
SECOND DRAFT
INTRODUCTION
An Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to assist in the
development of a policy on Sexual Harassment was
established by the President, Dr. Strangway, in June
1986.
The Committee's terms of reference required it to
make recommendations to the President on a general statement on University policy on sexual harassment, and on a set of procedures for handling
complaints of sexual harassment.
The Committee held 25 meetings. It extended an
invitation to a number of groups and individuals to
make oral or written submissions, and a notice
about the appointment of the Committee appeared
in UBC Reports . A number of submissions was
received, both from some of those whom the Committee had contacted and from others who got in touch
with the Committee on their own initiative. The
submissions that were made were of great assistance
to the committee, and the members ofthe committee
would like to express their thanks to all who helped
in this way.
The first draft report was published in UBC Reports
on April 16, 1987, and circulated to a number of
groups on campus. Comments were invited by June
30, 1987.
A number of comments were received, and the
second draft has been revised to reflect some but not
all of these comments. The portions ofthe report that
have been amended are indicated by a line down the
right hand side of the amended part of the report.
Several groups and individuals requested that the
original deadline for the receipt of comments be
extended. This second draft is therefore being circulated, with a request that comments on it be received,
at the latest, by November 30, 1987.
The Report is divided into two parts. Part I sets out
a recommended statement on general University
policy. Part II contains a suggested set of procedures
for dealing with complaints.
By way of introduction four points should be noted.
First, the Report is the beginning and not the end
ofthe development of a sexual harassment policy on
the campus. The Report is being circulated widety,
and an opportunity provided for comment before any
final policy and procedures are formally adopted.
Second, if the general thrust ofthe Report should
prove acceptable to the University community, its
recommendations will need careful implementation,
the operation of the policy and procedures will
require regular monitoring, and no doubt from time
to time they will be modified. It will therefore be
recommended that a Permanent Advisory Committee be established which, amongst other things,
would have the task of supervising implementation,
monitoring application and suggesting changes.
Third, the general statement of policy is intended to
appry to all of the University community. However,
it is recognized that some ofthe recommendations on
procedures, particularly as they relate to discipline,
may be inconsistent with existing agreements between the University and its faculty and staff. These
agreements, until modified through negotiation,
would, to the extent of any inconsistency, prevail
over the recommendations of the Report. If, however, the procedures suggested here are adopted we
think it most desirable that any existing agreements
be reconsidered.
Fourth, we have drawn up a fairly detailed set of
procedures; even then they may in some respects be
incomplete. We went into some detail because we
thought it would not be useful to simply make
some general statements which would hide rather
than highlight the difficulties that have to be faced.
We realize that the procedures do not make easy
reading. One of the tasks for a Permanent Advisory
Committee would be the preparation of a short
brochure which could give a simpler overview ofthe
procedures. The detailed procedures would, however, govern the mode of dealing with complaints.
PART I: UNIVERSITY POLICY
1. THE GENERAL POLICY
The University of British Columbia is committed to
providing the best possible environment for working
and learning for those associated with the University. The University cannot therefore condone harassment of any kind. This policy and the procedures
in Part II have been developed to deal specifically
with sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment violates the fundamental
rights, dignity and integrity ofthe individual. The
fundamental objective ofthe University policy is to
prevent sexual harassment from occurring, but
where it does occur to provide procedures for handling complaints and imposing discipline. These
objectives may be achieved in a number of ways.
Action needs to be taken to establish an educational
programme to make the campus community aware
of the nature and problems associated with sexual
harassment, to provide support and counselling to
those affected by it, and to establish procedures for
mediation, investigation and discipline. It should be
clearly understood by all associated with the University that sexual harassment is regarded as a serious
offence, and is subject to a wide range of disciplinary
measures, including dismissal or expulsion from the
University.
The University has also the obligation to ensure
that its policy and procedures are fair and are in fact
applied fairly. It is necessary therefore to provide an
environment in which those who allege they are the
victims of sexual harassment feel free to bring complaints forward. It is equally important that those
against whom allegations have been made have the
opportunity to meet those allegations. The set of
procedures in Part II attempts to strike that delicate
balance in an equitable way.
2. IMPLEMENTATION. MONITORING AND
CHANGE
The adoption of a policy and of a set of procedures
is only a first step. The policy and procedures need
to be implemented, their operation monitored and
from time to time changed.
There should therefore be appointed:
(1) A President's Permanent Advisory Committee.
(2) At least two Sexual Harassment Officers, one
female and one male.
(3) A panel of mediators drawn from the University
community.
(4) A Hearing Panel drawn from the University community.
The role ofthe Sexual Harassment Officer, the
mediators and the Hearing Panel will be dealt with in
detail in the procedures for dealing with complaints.
In this part we deal only with the Permanent Advisory
Committee.
1.  PERMANENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A. Terms of Reference
The Committee would be an advisory committee
to the President. In general terms it would oversee the implementation of any policy and procedures, monitor their operation and recommend
changes.
Its specific tasks would include, but would not
necessarily be limited to, the following:
(1) Making the whole University community
aware of the policy and procedures.
(2) Creating and implementing an educational
programme designed to make all members of
the University community aware of the nature of sexual harassment and of measures
that may be taken to prevent it from occurring:
(3) Advising the President on the appointment of
sexual harassment officers, the panel of
mediators and the hearing panel;
(4) Arranging to provide for such instruction and
education as the Committee may think necessary for mediators and hearing panel;
(5) Providing such assistance and advice to the
sexual harassment officers as may from time
to time seem necessary;
(6) Investigating complaints to decide if there is
any evidence to justify a formal hearing;
(7) Submitting an annual report to the President
and to the University community.
B. Composition ofthe Committee
The Committee, and the chairperson of the
Committee, should be appointed by the President. The following general guidelines should
be borne in mind in making the appointments:
(1) The Committee should consist of eight to ten
people.
(2) There should be representation from faculty,
students and non-academic staff.
(3) There should be equal representation of
males and females.
(4) Appointments should be for two years, and
could be renewed. Initial appointments could
be for one or two years in order to ensure continuity of experience.
PART II: PROCEDURES
INTRODUCTION
We set out in this Part a suggested set of formal
procedures for dealing with complaints. In relation
to some of the sections we provide some comment
by way of background and explanation.
In summary, the sequence of procedures that we
suggest is as follows:
(1) Complaint to a sexual harassment officer.
(2) Mediation.
(3) Investigation.
(4) Formal Hearing.
At the outset it may be useful to make two comments about these procedures.
First it may well be the case that not every complaint would go through all of the four stages
outlined above; indeed it is our hope that many of
them would be resolved at the mediation stage.
Second, the procedures we suggest are intended to
operate where a formal complaint is lodged. Those
who are concerned about sexual harassment may
continue to raise the matter with Deans, Department
Heads, the Office ofWomen Students or supervisors.
If, however, a formal complaint is to be lodged, then
it must be lodged in accordance with these procedures.
1. DEFINITIONS
1. SEXUAL HARASSMENT
"Sexual Harassment" includes comment or conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, suggestive
comments or gestures, or physical contact when
any one or more ofthe following conditions are
satisfied:
(1) the conduct is engaged in or the comment is
made by a person who knows or who ought
reasonably to know that the conduct or
comment is unwanted or unwelcome;
(2) the comment or conduct is accompanied by a
reward, or the express or implied promise of
a reward, for compliance;
(3) the conduct or comment is accompanied by
reprisal.or an express or implied threat of
reprisal, for refusal to compty;
(4) the conduct or the comment is accompanied
by the actual denial of opportunity or the
express or implied threat ofthe denial of opportunity, for failure to comply;
(5) the conduct or the comment is intended to, or
has the effect of, creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive environment.
COMMENT:
This definition is based on definitions that have
been adopted at a number of other universities.
It attempts to strike a balance between being
overly broad and general on the one hand and
overly detailed and specific on the other.
As with all definitions, circumstances will no
doubt arise when it will not be immediately clear
if the event in question falls within the definition. It may be useful if we give some examples
of what it will or will not cover.
The definition will cover the most common type
of sexual harassment, of females by males. It is,
however, broad enough to cover harassment of
males by females, females by females and males
by males. It will also cover harassment by or
against all members ofthe University community, faculty, staff or students.
The definition could cover a single incident or a
series of incidents.
The literature on sexual harassment suggests
that sexual harassment is most likely to occur
where some power relationship exists between
the victim and the harasser. The existence of
such a relationship is not, however, a necessary
element in the definition.
Subject to the application of section 2.01, the
definition would apply to conduct or comment
that takes place outside normal working hours
or off the University campus.
2. COMPLAINT
"Complaint" includes a complaint, oral or written, respecting:
(1) sexual harassment;
(2) retaliation for the lodging of a complaint;
(3) the lodging of a written complaint where the
person lodging the complaint knows or
ought to have known the complaint is ill-
founded;
(4) breach of an undertaking as to future conduct.
COMMENT:
The main thrust ofthe policy and procedures is
to deal with sexual harassment as such. However, some ancillary matters need also to be
dealt with.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMMITTEE REPORT On the one hand, it is important to protect those
who make bona fide complaints, even if it is
eventually decided that the complaint is not
well-founded. Thus, retaliation against someone who makes a complaint may in itself be the
subject of a complaint. On the other hand, it is
equally important to discourage complaints
that may be vexatious or malicious. It is therefore provided that it is an offence to lodge a complaint which is clearly ill-founded.
In Section 4 there is a specific provision for the
giving of undertakings as to future conduct It
is conceivable that such undertakings may also
be given at other stages of the application of
these procedures. The breach of an undertaking should in itself be an offence.
2.    APPLICATION OP THE POLICY AND
PROCEDURES
2.01 (1) The policy and procedures apply in all cases
where there is a sufficient nexus between the
conduct or comment in issue and the functioning of the University.
(2) There is a sufficient nexus for the purposes
of subclause (1) if the conduct or comment
interferes, or could reasonably be regarded as
being capable of interfering, with:
(a) the proper functioning of the University;
or
(b) an individual's dignity or privacy in respect
of matters connected with the individual's
work or study at, or other relationship with the
University.
COMMENT.
The policy and procedures are intended to apply
only to matters that concern the University.
However, given thatnexus, the events may take
place during or outside normal working hours,
or off the University campus.
2.02 The procedures for the imposition of discipline
are inapplicable to the extent that they may be
incompatible with any express provisions to the
contrary in existing agreements between the
University and its faculty or staff.
COMMENT:
The intent behind this provision was explained
in the introduction.
2.03 A complaint made under these procedures can
be pursued, even though there are contemporaneous court or other proceedings related to the
incident or incidents in question, unless:
(1) it would be unlawful to pursue the complaint
or
(2) the Permanent Advisory Committee, upon
application, orders that the complaint be
-stayed.
COMMENT:
It may happen that the events on which a
complaint is based may be the subject of contemporaneous civil or criminal proceedings or
of proceedings under human rights legislation.
In general we do not think that this should be a
ground for staying the University procedures.
Indeed, if the allegations are serious enough to
Justify other proceedings that may be an indication that the University should be taking
action.
It seems nonetheless prudent to provide for the
situation where it might be unlawful to pursue
a complaint within the University, and to give
the Permanent Advisory Committee the authority to stay proceedings. This latter power could
be exercised, for example, if the Committee
decided that it would, in the circumstances, be
unfair to one or more of the parties to continue
the University proceedings.
2.04 All persons who may have reason to be
involved in the handling of a complaint shall
hold all information they may become aware of
in the strictest confidence, and such information shall be disclosed only to those persons
who have a valid reason for being made aware of
it
COMMENT:
In order for the procedures to work effectively,
and in order to protect the parties involved, it is
Important to ensure that strict confidence is
maintained. This applies to everyone - sexual
harassment officers; members of committees
and panels; administrators; secretarial and
clerical staff - who become involved in the
handling of a complaint.
It should however be noted that it is not possible
to give an absolute and unqualified guarantee
that information will never be disclosed. Thus,
if there were civil or criminal proceedings, a
person who was in possession of information
could be required to disclose it under subpoena.
However, this should not detract from the fact
that complainants and respondents should be
able to assume that complaints will be handled
in the strictest confidence.
2.05 The President's PermanentAdvisory Committee
may, on application and submissions from interested parties, vary in any given case any of
the time limitations or any minor procedural
steps provided for in these rules if the committee is ofthe opinion that it is desirable to make
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the variation and that to do so will not be unfair
to any ofthe persons involved.
COMMENT:
This set of procedures is being set up to try to
ensure that complaints are handled in an orderly and fair manner. Specifically, provision is
often made for the various steps in the procedures to be carried out within certain time
limits.
In general, we would expect that it will not be
necessary to depart from the procedures.
However, occasions may arise when the strict
application ofthe rules, including those setting
time limits, may operate unfairly. It is desirable
therefore to confer a discretion on the
President's Advisory Committee to depart from
the rules where it is expedient to do so, and no
unfairness to the persons involved would result.
PART III: COMPLAINTS
3.01 A person who believes that he or she has been
subjected to comment or conduct which might
form the subject matter of a complaint ought to
discuss the matter with a sexual harassment
officer.
COMMENT:
A person who believes that he or she has been
subject to conduct which might be the subject
matter of a complaint may In the first instance
approach any one of a number of persons or
offices at the University, e.g. an administrative
officer, a faculty advisor, the Office of Women
Students, union representative. The complaint
may be handled to the satisfaction ofthe complainant at that level. However, anyone who is
approached by a complainant should remind
the complainant of the Sexual Harassment
Policy and Procedures. If a complainant wishes
to pursue the complaint following these procedures then the complaint must be brought to a
sexual harassment officer.
3.02 The sexual harassment officer shall provide the
complainant with advice and assistance on how
to deal with the situation (including referring
the complainant to appropriate support or
professional services), on the policy and procedures, on the apparent validity or seriousness
ofthe complaint, and on what action might be
taken.
COMMENT:
The sexual harassment officer is an advisor to
the complainant. The officer would be in a
difficult position if he or she had to advise both
a complainant and a respondent. We assume
that in the vast majority of cases a respondent
would be able to get advice and support from
such organizations as the Faculty Association
or a union.
We considered the possibility of providing that
the sexual harassment officer would play a
neutral role, giving impartial advice to both the
complainant and the respondent (i.e. the person against whom the complaint is made). The
attraction of that model is that it appears to offer
equal treatment to both parties. On balance,
however, we rejected this approach. It would, as
has just been said, be difficult in many cases for
the sexual harassment officer to advise the
parties in a way that would be fair to both.
3.03 A complaint may not be pursued by the complainant unless the complaint is specified in
writing in reasonable detail and lodged with a
sexual harassment officer by at the latest one
calendar year after the event, or in the case of a
series of events, the last event In the series, on
which the complaint is based.
COMMENT:
Complaints should be lodged promptly. This
has a number of advantages; for example,
events will be fresher in the minds of those
involved, witnesses are more likely to be still
available.
On the other hand, there may be valid reasons
for someone taking some time over the lodging
of a complaint. For example, a student in a
course lasting through the full winter session
may wish to have completed any final examinations and received the results before lodging a
complaint. The one-year limitation period accommodates this example.
It should be noted that the written complaint
must be lodged within at least one year of the
alleged event. In order to comply with that
requirement, a complainant would probably
have to have discussed the complaint with a
sexual harassment officer some time reasonably in advance of the expiry of the one-year
period.
3.04 Subject to sections 5.01 and 5.07, a decision to
pursue a complaint under these rules rests with
the complainant, and having made a complaint
the complainant may withdraw it at any time.
COMMENT:
As a matter of principle and as a matter of practicality it should be up to the complainant to
decide if the complaint is to go forward. If in fact
the complainant is not prepared to cooperate
then it will in general not be possible to pursue
the complaint
This policy is, however, qualified in two ways
later in the procedures. First, under section
5.01 the respondent or the University may ask
for a complaint to be investigated even if the
complainant does not ask for that to be done.
Second, under section 5.07 the respondent may
initiate a hearing even if the complainant does
not exercise that option.
3.05 Events that take place after the giving of written
notice may, without the filing of a further complaint but with due notice to the complainant or
respondent, be the subject of mediation, investigation or formal hearing.
COMMENT.
Once a complaint has been lodged events may
occur which the complainant or the respondent
may allege are either relevant to the original
complaint or which in themselves constitute
further offences. An example ofthe latter might
be an alleged retaliation for the lodging of a
complaint. The purpose of section 3.05 is to
ensure these may be dealt with, on notice, but
without the need for the filing of a further formal
complaint
3.06If a written complaint is not lodged within the
prescribed time limit, the sexual harassment
officer shall seal all records that may have been
compiled, and no person shall have access to
those records, unless with the consent of the
Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee. The
sexual harassment officer may however publish
statistical information as to the number of complaints made and information as to the general
types of complaints, including information on
whether the complaints were made by or
against faculty, staff or students.
COMMENT:
In the first draft report we had recommended
that if a written complaint was not lodged any
notes or records should be destroyed. On
balance we think that is not wise. It may be in
the interests of a complainant, a respondent or
the University that those records be available.
On the other hand, they should not be easily
available. It seems to us that any records would
be property safeguarded if they were sealed,
retained in the custody of the sexual harassment officer and access to them controlled by
the Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee.
3.07If a written complaint is lodged within the prescribed time limit, the sexual harassment officers shall, within 5 working days of receiving
the complaint
(1) deliver to the respondent a copy ofthe complaint, a copy ofthe policy and procedures,
shall explain the procedures to the respondent and in particular shall inform the respondent that on request by the respondent
the Chairperson of the Sexual Harassment
Advisory Committee will nominate a member of that committee to provide advice to the
respondent;
(2) deliver a copy ofthe complaint to the Dean of
the Faculty or the Head ofthe non-academic
unit to which the respondent is attached.
COMMENT:
Once a written complaint has been lodged, it is
desirable that the respondent be informed
promptly. It is also desirable that at this stage
the administrative officer of the faculty or unit
to which the respondent is attached be made
aware of the fact that a written complaint has
been lodged.
Section 3.07 would require both sexual harassment officers to deliver the complaint to the respondent; this would, it is hoped, diminish the
risk of misunderstandings. The sexual harassment officers should make it clear that while
they can explain procedures they cannot give
advice. They should therefore impress upon the
respondent the desirability of obtaining independent advice from other quarters. If the
respondent so wishes a member of the Sexual
Harassment Advisory Committee may provide
advice. In that case, the member of the committee would of course be precluded from taking
part as a member of the committee in dealing
with the case.
3.08 (1) The respondent may, if he or she wishes,
I respond in writing to the complaint
(2) Any response in writing under sub-section
(1) shall be delivered to a sexual harassment
officer within 15 working days of the receipt
by the respondent of the written complaint
of the complainant
(3) Within 5 working days of receiving a written
response from the respondent the sexual
harassment officer shall deliver a copy of
that response to the complainant.
(4) The sexual harassment officer shall also
deliver a copy of any response to the Dean of
the Faculty or the Head ofthe non-academic
unit to which the respondent is attached.
PART TV: MEDIATION
INTRODUCTORY COMMENT
In many ways the most desirable way to dispose of a complaint is for the parties to resolve the issue
themselves. Mediation offers that possibility. The
role of a mediator is not to resolve the dispute or to
come to a judgment about it. Rather it is to help the
parties themselves to come to an agreement.
There will no doubt be complaints that do not easily
lend themselves to mediation. However, the initiation of mediation requires the consent of both parties. This controls the risk of mediation being used
where it might not be appropriate.
4.01 (1) Within 30 working days ofthe delivery ofthe
complaint to the respondent, either the
complainant or the respondent may notify
the sexual harassment officer in writing that
he or she is prepared to resolve the matters
in dispute through mediation.
(2) If no such notice is given to the sexual harassment officer then it shall be presumed
that mediation will not take place.
COMMENT:
The purpose of this section is to enable either
the complainant or the respondent to indicate a
willingness to proceed to mediation. There is no
commitment to mediation at this stage, simply
a commitment to a willingness to see if mediation can be arranged.
The 30-day period runs from the date of the
delivery ofthe complaint to the respondent It
includes therefore the two time periods referred
to in section 3.08.
If within the 30-day period neither the complainant nor the respondent indicates a willingness to consider mediation then the way is open
for an investigation under Part V.
4.02 On receipt of notice in writing.from either the
complainant or the respondent that he or she is
willing to consider mediation, the sexual harassment officer shall immediately deliver to the
chairperson of the mediation panel:
(1) a copy ofthe complaint by the complainant:
(2) a copy ofthe response or complaint, if any,
of the respondent;
(3) a copy ofthe written notice or notices indicat
ing a willingness to consider mediation.
4.03 (1) The chairperson of the mediation panel
shall, on receiving the material referred to in
section 4.02, enter into consultations with
the complainant and the respondent in an
attempt to secure their agreement to a mediator and the terms of reference for the mediation.
(2) An agreement on a mediator and on the
terms of reference for mediation shall be
reduced to writing and signed by the complainant, the respondent and the chairperson of the mediation panel.
(3) If an agreement in writing is not arrived at
within 10 days ofthe receipt by the chairperson of the mediation panel of the material
referred to in section 4.02, it shall be presumed that mediation will not take place.
COMMENT:
If either party expresses an interest in mediation the chairperson should attempt to see if
agreement can be reached on a mediator and on
the terms of reference of a mediator. The attempt to agree on mediation will be a delicate
process and the intent is to leave considerable
discretion in the hands ofthe chairperson as to
how consultations will take place.
4.04 At the mediation a complainant or a respondent
may each be accompanied by a person of his or
her choice.
COMMENT:
There are two opposing views on whether or not
persons other than the mediator and the two
parties should be present at the mediation.
Mediation offers the parties themselves the opportunity to resolve any differences that may
exist It may be argued that the less other parties
are involved in that process the better. The role
ofthe mediator is to advise, to warn, to suggest
possible solutions, but also to be neutral. That
it may be thought, is a sufficient safeguard of
the interests of both parties.
We think there is much to be said in favour of
this point of view. In the end, however, we were
persuaded by another consideration. In many
cases a respondent will be in a position of some
authority with respect to the complaint. We are
not sure that even a skilled mediator would
always be able to hold a fair balance in those
circumstances. It seems to us, therefore, that it
is desirable that either party may, if he or she
wishes, be accompanied at the mediation by
another person.
We do not think that it would be appropriate for
a sexual harassment officer to be present at the
mediation in addition to the mediator, the parties and any persons the parties select. The
complainant might, however, select a sexual
harassment officer as the person who is to
accompany him or her. A respondent may
select the member of the Sexual Harassment
Advisory Committee who is providing advice as
the person to be present at the mediation.
4.05 (1) The mediation shall be completed within 15
working days of the mediator being nomi
nated. If it is not completed within that
period, the mediation shall be presumed to
have failed.
(2) If the mediation fails, the mediator shall
notify in writing the parties, the chairperson
of the mediationpanel, the sexual harassment officer, and the administrative head of
the faculty or unit to which the respondent
is attached.
4.06 If mediation is successful, the agreement arrived at between the complainant and the respondent shall be reduced to writing, signed by
the complainant and the respondent and
counter-signed by the mediator. If the agreement contains undertakings as to future conduct on the part of either the complainant or
the respondent, the agreement shall also be
signed by a representative of the University.
COMMENT:
The undertakings given in the agreement may
relate to conduct directed by one ofthe parties
towards the other, or to the general conduct of
one or other of the parties in the future. In either
case, the undertaking should be expressed to be
in favour of the University, as well as the other
party, and if the undertaking was broken the
University could then take proceedings in respect of that breach, either under these procedures or through any other existing procedures
for imposing discipline. We have not thought it
necessary to state who should sign on behalf of
the University, but it would no doubt be a senior
administrator.
4.07 A copy of any agreement reached under section
4.06 shall be provided to each ofthe parties, to
the sexual harassment officer, and to the administrative head ofthe faculty or unit to which
the respondent is attached.
4.08 Whether or not the mediation is successful, and
subject to section 4.07, all records and notes
created in the course of the mediation and
which are in the control ofthe mediator shall be
destroyed; and no person shall give evidence or
introduce documents during any subsequent
proceedings under these procedures or in any
other University proceeding where that evidence or those documents would disclose what
took place during the mediation.
COMMENT:
In order for mediation to be as effective as
possible it is essential that the parties not feel
constrained by the possibility that anything
that they say or produce during mediation
might be used in later proceedings. It is essential therefore to ensure the destruction of papers and to prohibit evidence of what happened
in mediation being introduced in later proceedings.
It is important to note, however, that the University cannot control the introduction of evidence
in proceedings not controlled by the University,
for example in civil or criminal proceedings.
PART V: INVESTIGATION
5.01 (1) If the complainant or the respondent does
not agree to mediation, or if mediation is unsuccessful:
(1) the complainant;
(2) the respondent, if he or she has lodged
the written complaint referred to in
section 3.08(2);
(3) the University
may notify the Sexual Harassment Advisory
Committee that he or she or it wishes the
complaint to be investigated. Such a notification shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the chairperson of the Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee within 5 days
ofthe date on which it is known mediation is
not to take place or on which mediation
failed. If notification is not received within
this period, it shall be presumed that neither
the complainant, respondent, nor the University wishes to pursue the matter further.
(2) The sexual harassment officer may at any
time request the Sexual Harassment
Advisory Committee to investigate what the
sexual harassment officer has grounds to
believe to be an incident or incidents of
sexual harassment.
COMMENT:
Where mediation does not take place or it takes
place and fails, the complainant should be
afforded the opportunity of having the complaint formally investigated. This Is a necessary
preliminary step to a formal hearing under Part
VI.
We also think that it should be open to the respondent to require a more formal investigation. If a formal complaint has been lodged, and
has not gone to or has not been resolved at
mediation, a respondent may well want to have
an independent investigation and if need be a
hearing into the allegations that were made.
The University should also have the opportunity of asking for a formal investigation. It may
be that such an investigation would prove futile
if the complainant and the respondent refused
to cooperate. Nonetheless there are cases - for
example the breach of an undertaking in a
previous mediation agreement - where the
University may wish a further Investigation of
the issues.
It is also desirable that the sexual harassment
officer have the right to ask for an investigation.
As in the case of the University, the investigation may prove futile if the complainant or the
respondent refuse to cooperate. Nonetheless,
there may again be circumstances - for example
the broken undertaking or the 'repeat offender"
- where the sexual harassment officer should be
able to seek an investigation.
5.02 Within 5 days of receiving the request for an
investigation, the chairperson of the Sexual
Harassment Advisory Committee shall appoint
two persons (one of whom may be the chairperson of the Sexual Harassment Advisory
Committee) to conduct an investigation.
COMMENT:
It is obviously not feasible for the whole Sexual
Harassment Advisory Committee to engage in
an investigation. It would, however, be unwise for one person to conduct an investigation
alone. It is better to have at least two people.
5.03 The investigating committee should make every
effort to interview the complainant the respondent, and such other persons as It sees fit, and
to examine any documents it may think relevant and it shall report its findings to the
Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee within
15 working days ofthe date of its appointment.
COMMENT:
The Investigating committee cannot compel the
complainant the respondent or other parties to
speak to it nor can it compel the production of
documents. It should, however, make every
effort to secure the cooperation of those who
may have relevant information. Its report
should not be invalidated if it makes a bona
fide attempt to gather information, and comes
to a conclusion on the basis of such information
as it is able to gather.
5.04 (1) The Sexual Harassment Advisory Commit
tee shall consider the report and shall decide, within 5 working days of receiving it, if
there is any evidence which would warrant
the complaint being referred to a Hearing
Committee; in which case the University
shall be obliged to initiate proceedings before a Hearing Committee;
(2) If the Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee is not of the opinion that there is any
evidence which would justify a hearing, the
complainant or the respondent may nonetheless initiate proceedings before a Hearing
Committee.
COMMENT:
In carrying out its mandate under section 5.05
the Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee
would not be making a decision on whether or
not the complaint is well-founded. Its task is
more limited - to determine if there is some
evidence which would justify a formal hearing.
In reaching that conclusion the committee
should not make decisions that resolve issues of
credibility. If in part a decision may turn on
whether the evidence of one witness is to be
preferred to that of the other, that decision
should be left for a formal hearing and not be
decided by the Sexual Harassment Advisory
Committee.
There is room for some difference of opinion on
the extent to which a complainant or respondent should be able to insist on a formal hearing.
On the one hand, with respect to a complainant
it may in fact be argued that a complainant
ought to be able to insist on a formal hearing
without the need for a prior investigation of any
sort It is said that as a matter of principle,
complainants ought to be able to obtain a
formal hearing If they perceive that some wrong
has been done to them, even if It should eventually be decided that the complaint is ill-founded.
Moreover, experience has shown that very few
complaints are made lightly and very few have
no foundation in fact
It seems to us, however, that it would be unfair
to respondents to require that they be forced to
participate in a University initiated hearing if
there is not determined to be at least some
evidence that would indicate that a hearing is
needed; and that it would be equally wrong to
require the University to initiate a hearing in
such circumstances. Moreover, the threshold
for a mandatory hearing is low - simply that the
Sexual Harassment Advisory Comittee decides
that there is some evidence that would warrant
a hearing. The suggested procedure does not,
therefore, set up a major hurdle to a University
initiated formal hearing.
On the other hand, if the Sexual Harassment
Advisory Committee has decided that there is
not any evidence to warrant a hearing, it may be
SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMMITTEE REPORT argued that neither the complainant nor the respondent ought to be able to insist on a formal
hearing. However, we recognize that it is possible that the Sexual Harassment Advisory
Committee may on occasion err in its judgment.
It might be possible to provide for a re-investigation. We are not sure how feasible that would
be, and it would add to what already may have
been a long process. It seemed desirable, therefore, to give to a complainant the option of
proceeding of his or her own volition to a formal
hearing. We think that this is unlikely to be a
common occurrence, but that there is some
value in providing for that eventuality.
It may equally be argued that if the Sexual Harassment Advisory Comittee has decided there is
not some evidence to justify a formal hearing
that the respondent ought not to be able to
require that a hearing take place. An analogy
may be drawn to the trial process - a claim may
be made and then withdrawn before a trial.
However, the issues in question having been
raised, the respondent may wish to have a clear
resolution one way or the other, and we think
that opportunity should be afforded. Again,
however, we should say that we expect that this
option (of requiring that a hearing take place)
would be exercised rarefy by respondents.
5.05 Within 5 days of reaching its decision, the
Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee shall
inform the following persons in writing of the
decision:
(1) the complainant;
(2) the respondent;
(3) the sexual harassment officer;
(4) the appropriate administrative officers; and
(5) the chairperson of the Hearing Panel.
5.06When the Sexual Harassment Advisory
Committee decides that a hearing is not warranted, the complainant or the respondent
shall, within 10 days of receiving the decision of
the Committee, notify the chairperson of the
Hearing Panel in writing if it is his or her intention to initiate proceedings before the Hearing
Committee.
PART VI: HEARING
6.01 The President, with the advice of the Sexual
Harassment Advisory Committee, shall nominate a Hearing Panel and shall designate one of
its members as the chairperson of the panel.
COMMENT:
We have not spelled out the composition ofthe
Hearing Panel in detail. We envisage this being
done on the advice of the Sexual Harassment
Advisory Committee.
There are, however, certain criteria which
would be relevent in selecting a panel:
(1) The panel should be composed of 15 to 20
people. This would be a large enough group
from which to select Hearing Committees for
specific cases (see section 6.02), and would
enable there to be a broadly based campus
representation.
(2) There should be representation from faculty,
students, and non-academic staff.
(3) There should be equal representation of
males and females.
(4) No member ofthe Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee or ofthe panel of mediators
should be a member ofthe Hearing Panel.
(5) Appointments should be for two year terms,
but should be renewable. Initial appointments might be for both one and two years
to ensure continuity of experience on the
panel.
6.02 On being notified that a hearing is to take place,
the chairperson of the Hearing Panel shall
appoint three persons (of whom one may be the
chairperson of the hearing panel) to act as a
Hearing Committee, and nominate one of the
three to act as the chairperson of the Hearing
Committee; and shall notify the complainant,
the respondent and the University ofthe composition of the Hearing Committee within 10
working days of being informed that a hearing
is to take place.
COMMENT:
Beyond stating the number of members, we do
not think it possible or desirable to give more
precise directions on the composition of the
committee. Any given Hearing Committee
ought to have male and female representation,
and representation from the constituencies of
the complainant and respondent. The exact
composition of each committee is, however,
best left to the judgment of the chairperson of
the Hearing Panel.
6.03 (1) Challenges for cause to the composition of
the Hearing Committee may be made in
writing to the chairperson of the Hearing
Panel within 7 days ofthe receipt of notification ofthe composition ofthe Committee.
(2) Challenges for cause may be made at a later
date to the chairperson ofthe Hearing Panel,
or, at the commencement ofthe hearing, to
the Hearing Committee only if the informa-
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tion on which the challenge is based was not
available in order to make a timely challenge
under sub-section (1).
(3) The chairperson ofthe Hearing Panel, or the
Hearing Committee, shall make a ruling in
writing on any challenge for cause. If the
challenge for cause is upheld the chairperson of the Hearing Panel shall appoint a
replacement member of the Hearing
Committee.
COMMENT:
As a matter of general principle there is a need
to provide the opportunity for a challenge for
cause. If, however, some care is taken in the
selection of the Hearing Committee there
should be few challenges.
Challenges should in general be made
promptly. If a successful challenge is made at
the hearing the nomination of a replacement
may delay the proceedings. There may nonetheless be good reason for a late challenge and
that is provided for.
6.04 The chairperson ofthe Hearing Committee shall
make arrangements for the hearing with all
reasonable dispatch.
COMMENT:
Making arrangements for a hearing may be
fairly complex, if for no other reason than
because of the number of people involved. It
would not be sensible to impose a specific time
limit, but it can be assumed that the chairperson ofthe Hearing Committee will act promptly.
6.05 (1) Where the University initiates the hearing,
the parties shall be the University and the
respondent; and the complainant may attend the hearing as an observer.
(2) Where the complainant or the respondent
initiates the hearing, the parties shall be the
complainant and the respondent; and the
University may attend the hearing as an observer.
(3) Each ofthe parties shall be entitled to be accompanied or represented by a person of his
or her choice. An observer may be accompanied by a person of his or her choice, and
may participate in the proceedings when
and as permitted by the Committee.
COMMENT:
Even if they are not parties, the complainant or
the University should be able to attend, and to
the extent permitted by the Committee, participate in the Hearing. Where the hearing is initiated by the University, the complainanthas an
interest beyond that of being a witness. Similarly, if the University is not formally a party, it
has an interest in how the proceedings are
conducted, given that they are taking place
under the aegis of University policy and procedures.
6.06 The Hearing shall be conducted in a manner
consistent with the requirements of natural
justice, so as to give those involved a full and fair
hearing.
COMMENT:
It is not possible nor perhaps desirable to set out
a detailed set of rules for the conduct of hearings, though some specific matters are dealt
with in sections 6.07, 6.08 and 6.09. It nonetheless may be useful to indicate, as section
6.07 does, the general objectives of a full and
fair hearing.
6.07 (1) Subject to sub-section (2) the hearing shall
be held in private.
(2) A sexual harassment officer, the chairperson ofthe Hearing Panel, the chairperson of
the Advisory Committee, and a representative ofthe professional association, union or
student body of the complainant or respondent may be present at a hearing, subject
on application, to a contrary ruling by the
Hearing Committee.
comment:
There is an advantage in the operation of the
policy and procedures in having the sexual harassment officer, the chairperson ofthe Hearing
Panel and the chairperson of the Advisory
Comittee at the hearing. That could beconsid-
erable value to them in carrying out their respective roles. It also seems desirable that the
Erofessional association, union or student body
e able to send someone who can see how
hearings are conducted.
It should be stressed that those who attend the
hearings by virtue of this section are subject to
rules of confidentiality. While they may use
their attendance at a hearing as a basis for
comment on the general nature ofthe policy and
procedure, they must not disclose the identity
of those involved or any other information about
the case.
Even though there is a value in permitting those
listed in section 6.06 to attend, the complainant respondent or the University may on occasion have reasons for wishing to object to their
attendance. The Hearing Committee should
therefore have jurisdiction to rule on such an
objection, and if it so decides order that a
particular person or persons shall be excluded.
6.08 The Hearing Committee may admit such evidence as it deems necessary and appropriate,
and is not bound by the rules of evidence that
apply In judicial proceedings; though in deciding what evidence it will admit the committee
may take those rules into account
COMMENT:
It is not uncommon for it to be provided that arbitrators are not bound by the rules of evidence
that are applied injudicial proceedings. These
rules are sometimes excessivefy technical, and
may result on occasion in the exclusion of
evidence that would be of value. In general we
think it would not be useful to comment on
specific evidential problems that might arise.
These are better left to argument In a particular
case.
6.09 The onus of proof shall rest on the party seeking
to prove that conduct that may be the subject
matter of a complaint has occurred; and the
standard of proof shall be on the balance of
probabilities.
COMMENT:
This section states the general rule that a
person making an allegation bears the onus of
proving it. We think it important however, to
specify that the standard of proof shall be on the
ordinary balance of probabilities which would
apply in any civil action. This is the standard
which would apply in any other discipline proceeding, and we do not see that any other
standard should apply because the issue may
be one of sexual harassment
6.10 The Hearing Committee has the Jurisdiction to
(1) make findings of fact; (2) decide if on the facts
the complaint is justified; and (3) make recommendations as to discipline to the appropriate
University Officer. The findings of fact and a decision on whether or not the complaint is justified shall be binding on the University, the
complainant and the respondent.
6.11 The Hearing Committee shall have 20 working     «
days from the date ofthe conclusion ofthe hearing to reach its decision.
6.12 The Hearing Committee shall give reasons in
writing and it shall send copies of its reasons to
the following:
(1) the President;
(2) the administrative head ofthe faculty or unit    -
ofthe respondent
(3) the complainant;
(4) the respondent
(5) the sexual harassment officer;
(6) the chairperson of the Sexual Harassment
Advisory Committee.
PART VII: DISCIPLINE
7.01 On receiving a decision of a Hearing Committee
the appropriate University officer shall decide
whether or not it is appropriate to impose
discipline.
7.02 In deciding on appropriate discipline, the officer
shall consider, but shall not be bound by, the
recommendations ofthe Hearing Committee.
COMMENT:
It was noted in the introduction that questions **
would no doubt arise about the relationship
between these procedures and existing regulations on discipline. Our assumption is that it is
at the stage ofthe actual imposition of discipline
that the existing regulations are likely to become applicable. We have not taken it to be
within our mandate to attempt to analyse all of
the existing regulations in detail and see how
they would tie in with these procedures. However, two observations maybe made on sections
7.01 and 7.02
First it is our understanding that depending      j
on the particular circumstances, any one of a      |
number of people may have the authority to    «->
impose discipline.   In section 7.01 we have
therefore simply referred to the appropriate
University officer.
Second, if these procedures are adopted it will
be desirable, as we noted in the introduction, to
rethink some of the existing agreements. For .
example, the Collective Agreement on Condi- A
tions of Appointment between the Faculty Association and the University provides for a Hearing Committee after the President has decided
to impose discipline. We suggest a hearing
before the question gets to the President There
seems no need for two hearings, or if there were
to be a second hearing it should be confined to
the issue of the discipline that has been im- ^
posed. This is, of course, a matter to be settled
between the parties to the collective agreement.
We refer to it simply as an illustration of the
need, if these proposals be implemented, to
consider the relationship between them and
existing agreements. f
Small town girl makes
by Debora Sweeney
Royal families, politicians and celebrities are
treated like VIP's and national heroes.
Ilsa Holling, Coordinator of the UBC
Conference Centre, does not fall into any of
those categories. Therefore, she was stunned
to find out her native homeland of Austria
wanted to pay tribute to her.
Holling, who grew up in the small Austrian
town of St. Veit, said she is being honoured
because she went out into the world and made
good.
She is one of 10 people from St. Veit who
will be profiled in a documentary on Austrian
national television. Her other countrymen
include restauranteurs from the United States,
actors and a physics professor from Germany,
and a cinematographer from Mexico. On Oct.
23, they'll fly home to Austria and be welcomed
as celebrities.
"It'll be quite the affair," said Holling. "A
band will welcome us at the railway station,
there'll be people lining the streets, we'll be
whisked off to city hall for a ceremony, we'll
have dinner with the mayor and local
dignitaries, there'll be free beer and music and
singing and speeches, and it'll all be on tv."
Holling said the purpose of the
documentary is to show Austrians "how to
strive to get somewhere in the big, wide
world."
"Austrians really do have low self esteem,"
she said. "Austria was once a mighty empire
and now it's a tiny country and I think a lot of
people still have to deal with that. After the
war, many people didn't really believe Austria
would survive in its present state as a tiny
republic."
In August, an Austrian television crew came
to Vancouver to film Holling at work and at
home. At UBC, the crew caught Holling in the
middle of the IUGG conference, which brought
about 5,000 people to the university.
"I really enjoy showing off this place, this
country, to my people at home," she said. "I
think it's important that people learn from each
other and their way of life. Ifs the best of both
worlds."
Holling left St. Veit, a town of 12,000,25
years ago. She was just out of high school.
"I wanted to get to know more about the
world than just my little home town," she said.
But, it was never her intention to leave
forever. She has gone back to visit family and
friends several times because she said she
loves the town's folklore and beauty.
The town was named after a martyr who
was boiled in oil. The church of St. Veit, built
in the 10th century, is still standing.
"It's a pretty little town, situated in a valley,
surrounded by meadows and rolling hills," said
Holling. "On the hills are fortresses and ruins
and there are lakes nearby for swimming. I
was most fortunate to grow up in that lovely,
gentle area."
Holling also feels fortunate to live in
Vancouver.
"I think ifs wonderful," she said, " ifs great
to show off the campus here - if s so
beautiful."
The documentary will be shown on Austrian
TV on the country's national holiday, October
26.
B.C. may be world centre
B.C. is lobbying Commonwealth ministers
to make Vancouver the Commonwealth centre
for open learning.
On Friday, Advanced Education Minister
Stan Hagen, Economic Development Minister
Grace McCarthy and Provincial Secretary
Elwood Veitch, hosted an audio/visual
showcase to present the concept to
Commonwealth foreign ministers.
Hagen told them B.C. has risen to the
educational needs of its people by using open
learning to overcome diverse geographic and
social distances.
"If we are to meet the challenge of reaching
students where they live, we must concentrate
on new programs that can be delivered by a
range of technologies including computers,
radio and television," he said.
B.C.'s open learning system is unique
because it offers the province's entire post-
secondary education system — the resources
of universities, colleges and institutions —
beamed out on satellite by the Knowledge
Network.
Seven UBC faculties, medicine, nursing,
agriculture, forestry, education, law and
engineering, are involved. The University's
primary focus is on professional development.
The minister cited Commonwealth statistics,
which show between 1970-82, the number of
post-secondary students increased from 35
million to 50 million, most of them in
developing countries. The number of students
enrolled in distance education institutions
soared to more than 10 million.
But, while the foreign ministers gave the
concept of distance education their
"overwhelming support," they decided to
postpone a final decision for two years.
A spokesman for the Knowledge Network
said "we've already done a lot of work
lobbying for this with the Commonwealth
countries. You can bet we'll be working our
buns off during the next two years to show
B.C. is the best centre."
Ilsa Holling
Final housing
phase to begin
Calls for tender will go out next month for
construction of a 77-unit townhouse complex
for married students in Acadia Park.
Residence administrator Robert Frampton
said construction of the units, which will cost
an estimated $7 million, will begin before the
New Year and will be completed by early 1989.
The new family housing development is the
third and final phase of a project to upgrade
student accommodation on campus. In 1985
a 187-unit townhouse development at Fairview
Crescent was completed, with shared
accommodation for 782 single students.
Phase two, a 158-unit complex for married
students, was opened earlier this year. The
phase-two project was the first family housing
to be constructed on campus since 1967.
Frampton said the new developments have
helped ease the long waiting lists for student
housing, but he said numbers are creeping up
again because of the popularity of the new
units.
Shuttle bus
ounce of
prevention
If late-night walks on dimly lit streets and
parking lots send a shiver up your spine, just
hop on the UBC shuttle bus.
The mini-bus service operates from 7 to 11
p.m. seven days a week, delivering students
between Main Library, the residences and
outlying parking lots. The service, run by
UBC's Traffic and Security Office, is in its
seventh year of operation.
A spokesman for the RCMP told UBC
Reports that no incidences of students being
attacked have been reported this year, but
acting patrol supervisor Bob Goodwin said the
service is a preventive measure.
"The shuttle was set up to take away fears
some students had about walking out to
parking lots late at night," said Goodwin. "In
my 14 years here I can't recall any attacks
being reported, but I can understand why
students are concerned. Until a few years ago
the lighting on Main Mall was very poor, and it
was just last year that new lighting was
installed in B-Lot."
He said the shuttle is used by both male
and female students, but top priority is given to
women.
'The bus was originally only for women, but
ifs a long walk to B-Lot and pretty soon male
students started demanding equal rights," said
Goodwin.
Goodwin wishes more students would use
the service.
'The traffic office is paying to provide this
service and it means assigning one patrolman
for a four-hour shift each night," he said. "It's
a top priority for us because we want to
reassure students who are nervous about
wandering around late at night, but at the
moment only about 10 students use the shuttle
on an average night. It would be nice if more
people took advantage of it."
NATIONAL
UNIVERSITIES'    j
WEEK    I
October 34 to nov*mb«( I
Investing hi Our future
Canada's universities are a
window on the world.
UBC Calendar from page 4
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4
Noon-Hour Recital
Sydney Humphries, violin. Mei-Ling Kwok, piano.
Admission by donation. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
English Colloquium
Yet Can He Write: The speaking Silences of The Spanish
Tragedy. Professor Kay Stockholder. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
The Hunger Gap and Self-Help in Agricultural
Development in Areas Liable to Famine in East Africa.
Dr. Maureen Yeates, Red Sea Team. Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Marketing Workshop
How I spend My First $300 Million: The New Canadian
Museum of Civilization. Prof. Robert Kelly. Penthouse,
Henry Angus Building. 4 p.m.
1987 Ecology-Resource Ecology Seminar
Investment in Silviculture: Analysis of a 'Wicked'
Problem. Dr. Man Vertinsky, Resource Ecology and
F.E.P.A., UBC. Room 115, Hut B-8, 2204 Main Mall.
4:30 p.m.
Faculty Development Seminar
Educational Technology- Uses and Abuses. Dr. Stuart
Donn, Facultyof Education, UBC. For information call
222-5272. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 5
Policy Studies In Education Seminar
A Follow-up on the National Forum on Post-Secondary
Education. For information call 228-2593. Room 123,
Ponderosa Annex H. 12:30p.m.
UBC Chamber Strings
John Loban, Gerald Stanick, directors. Free. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Psychiatry Research Day
Presentations on Basic Science and Clinical Research.
Plenary address, Or. Myrna M. Weissman, Epidemiology
in Psychiatry, Columbia University. For information call
228-7327. Psychiatric Theatre, Psychiatric Pavilion,
HSCH. 8:40a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Schaffer Lecture
Nitrogen Supply for Spruce on Infertile Sites (An
Ecological Problem). Dr. Douglas C. Malcolm,
Universityof Edinburgh, Scotland. Free. For
information call 228-2507. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12 JO p.m.
Centre for Human Settlements Lecture
Programs in Search of a Corporation: Origins of
Canadian Housing Policy 1918-1948. George D.
Anderson, President, Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation, Ottawa. Everyone welcome. Room 102,
Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
High Pressure Mineral Physics. Prof. Michael Brown,
University of Washington, Seattle. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4p.m.
Guest Artist Series
George Neikrkug, cello. $8 adults, $4 students/seniors.
For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. Information Lecture: 7:30 p.m. Performance: 8
p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 6
Medical Genetics Seminar
Clinical Dilemmas. Dr, Jan Friedman, Medical Genetics,
UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital,
4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Hydrodynamics of Fine Particle Fluidization. Trevor Ip,
Graduate Student. Coffee available at 3:15 p.m. Room
206, Chemical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers
Cortland Hultberg, director. Free. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers
Cortland Hultberg, director. Free. Recital Hall
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Music
Society of Sigma XI Meeting
Faces and Facets of Pain. Prof. Ken Craig, Psychology,
UBC. Free. For information call 228-4166. Music.
Room, Faculty Club. 4 p.m.
NOTICES
THE VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
Saturday, Nov. 7
Trade Across Frontiers - A
Legal Perspective. The
Honourable Sir Gordon
Slynn, Court of Justice,
European Community.
Saturday, Nov. 14
The World's First Novel:
Tale of Genji". Prof.
Edward G. Seidensticker,
Dept. of Japanese Studies,
Columbia University and
The Universityof Hawaii.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open free of charge Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closed weekends.
Botanical Garden
Open every day free of charge 10 a.m.
5 p.m.
Fine Arts Gallery
Taking Sides in South Africa: A Photographic
Documentary. Now to November 7. Tuesday-Friday,
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology
The Literary Heritage of Hinduism. Exhibition of sacred
Hindu texts discussing the significance of Spiritual
Knowledge. Until November.
The Hindu Divine. Six independent exhibitions explore
some of the many ways in which abstract concepts of
the Absolute are depicted in Indian life through
bronzes, stone sculptures, popular art and everyday
objects. Aseventh exhibition discusses Hindu, Sikh,
and Islamic religious expressions in Vancouver. Until
November.
Museum admission: Adults $2.50, children, seniors,
students $1. For more information, call 228-5087.
Language Exchange Program
This program is for those interested in learning foreign
languages or in exchanging a foreign language for
English. Call International House between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday- Friday at 228-5021.
Thea Koerner House Graduate Student
Centre
Fireside Lounge lunch service 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (M-F);
Lounge open 11:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. (M-Th), Friday'til 1
a.m.; Monday: Video Nights - 8 p.m.; Wednesday: Music
Nights-8 p.m.; Friday: Dance Parties- 8 p.m. Everyone
welcome!
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton Club
meets 8:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 p.m. (except Nov. 13) in
Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. For
information call Bernie 228-4025 or 731-9966.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is
administering a physical fitness assessment program to
students, faculty, staff and the general public.
Approximately 1 hour. $25, students $20. For
information call 228-3996 or inquire at Room 203, War
Memorial Gym.
Non-credit Conversational Programs In
French
Begin week of Nov. 2. Morning, late afternoon and
evening classes. Also available, Saturday morning class
in Language Teaching Techniques. For information call
Language Programs & Services, Continuing Education,
at 222-5227.
UBC REPORTS October 22,1987     3 UBC Calendar
MONDAY, OCT. 26
Electrical Engineering Seminar
Improved High Frequency Field Effects Transistors and
Applications. Prof. L. Forbes, Oregon State University.
Room 158, McMillan Building. 9:30 a.m.
B.C. Cancer Research Centre Seminar
Metals and Targeting to Combat Hypoxia.  Dr. Kirsten
Skov, Medical Biophysics, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre. Lecture Theatre, BCCRC, 601 West 10th
Avenue, Vancouver. 12 noon.
Science for Peace Lecture
Understanding Strategic Doctrine. Prof. Michael
Wallace, Political Science, UBC. Room 218, Hennings
Building. 12:30p.m.
Japan Film Series
The Emperor and the Empress of Japan; Democracy in
Action—Japan's Electoral System. Films from the
Consulate General of Japan. Sponsored by the Institute
of Asian Research. Free, For more information call 228-
2746. Auditorium, Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Fluid Flowand Heat Conduction in Continuous Casting
Processes. P. Matys, Graduate Student. For
information call 228-4350.  Room 1215, Civil &
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Preventive Medicine & Health Promotion
Indoor Air Quality (as it applies to Occupational Health).
Dr. C. Van Nettenand Ms. KayTeschke, Health Care &
Epidemiology. Free. For more information call 228-
2258.  Room 253, James Mather Building, 5804 Fairview
Crescent. 4 p.m.
IAR Seminar Series
Socio-Economic Changes in an Emigrant Community in
South China During the Deng Xiaoping Era. Prof. Woon
Yuen-Fong, University of Victoria. Free. All welcome.
Room 604, Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
UBC Film Society - Classic Subfilms
The Birds. $2.  Hotline: 228-3697. SUB Theatre,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 27
Botany Seminar
Transforming Plant Cells with Foreign Nuclei. Dr. John
Bell, Universityof Saskatchewan. Boom 2000,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.-
Aslan Studies/Office for Women Students
Film
No Longer Silent. NFB documentary on current
women's movement in India. Asian Centre Auditorium.
12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
The Surface Science of Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation and
Ethylene Hydrogenation. Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai,
Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
California. Refreshments from 12:30 p.m. prior to
lecture. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1p.m.
Statistics Seminar
Recentered Confidence Sets for the Mean of a
Multivariate Normal Distribution When the Scale
Parameter is Unknown. Peter Kim, Simon Fraser
University. Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Visiting Speakers
Seminar
The Distribution of Water in Rocks: Its Role in
Determining Physical Properties. Dr. Rosemary Knight,
Geological Sciences, UBC. Room 330A, Geological
Sciences Centre. 3:30 p.m.
The Research Centre Seminar
Polyunsaturated/Saturated Ratio of Dietary Fat
Influences Energy Metabolism in Humans. Dr. Peter
J.H. Jones, Division of Human Nutrition, UBC. Room
1F10AB, Children's Hospital, 4480 Oak Street,
Vancouver. 4 p.m.
UBC Film Society - Classic Subfilms
Frankenstein. $2. Hotline: 228-3697. SUB Theatre,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Effects of Isof lurane Anaesthesia on Hippocampel
Neurons. Mr. Peter Miu, Pharmacology & Therapeutics,
UBC. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences Building,
Block C. 12 noon.
Forestry Seminar
Growth and Yield Research Needs in British Columbia
and What we are doing About it at Pacific Forest Centre
Dr. Michael Bonner, Pacific Forest Centre. Free. For
information call 228-2507.  Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Recital
A Touch of Brass, brass quintet. Admission by
donation. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
EdItor-ln-Chlef: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Don Whiteley
Layout: Jo Moss and Linda Coe
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
Debora Sweeney.
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The mercury is climbing on UBC's United Way thermometer, registering a participation
rate of well over five per cent.   Campaign goal is 15 per cent.   The Early Bird Draw,
October 19, saw 41 donors win prizes.   All donations received up to October 30,
including those entered in the first draw, will be eligible for prizes in the final draw
November 4.   The UBC campaign has raised $48,500 to date.   Checking the
thermometer are (left to right):   Kim Anderson, Byron Hender, Mary Stott, Pat
Buchanan and Cy Finnegan.
Chemistry Seminar
The Structure and Chemical Bonding of Organic
Monolayers on Metal Surfaces. Prof. Gabor A.
Somorjai, Chemistry, Universityof California, Berkeley,
California. Room 225, Chemistry Building. 2:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
The Geography of Aging in Rural Canada. Dr. Gerald
Hodge, Adj. Professor, Community and Regional
Planning, UBC. Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30
p.m.
IAM - Applied Mathematics Seminar
Singular Perturbation of Singular Points with Application
to Tubular Chemical Reactors. Dr. Charles Lange,
Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles.
Room 229, Math Building. 3:45 p.m.
1987 Ecology-Resource Ecology Seminar
Reconciling Public and Private Interest in Renewable
Resource Management. Dr. Peter Pearse, Forestry and
F.E->P.A., UBC. Room 115, Hut B-8, 2204 Main Mall.
4:30 p.m.
Faculty Development Seminar
Lecturing for Learning - An Approach to Effective
Lecture Design. Dr. Andy Farquharson, Universityof
Victoria and recipient of the 1986 3M Teaching Award.
For information call 222-5272. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 29
Psychiatry Lecture
Brain Dopamine Receptors in Schizophrenia. Dr. Philip
Seeman, Psychiatry, Universityof Toronto. Prescribing
Neuroleptics to Women. Dr. Mary Seeman, Head
Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital. Room 2NA/B,
Psychiatric Pavilion, HSCH. 8:30a.m.
Medlclne/HSCH Grand Rounds
Liposomes and Cancer Chemotherapy. Dr. Pieter R.
Cullis, Dept. of Biochemistry, Medicine. Room G-279,
Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Koerner Pavilion, HSCH.
12 noon.
Health Promotion & Systems Studies
Is It Feasible to Generate Helpful Biopsychosocial
Models of Stress on the Microcomputer? Dr. J. Milsum,
Preventive Medicine and Dr. R.J. Hartley, Director,
Computing Centre, Curtin University, Perth, W.A. Free.
For information call 228-2258. Boardroom, 4th floor,
IRC. 12:30p.m.
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Martin Berinbaum, director. Free. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Finance Seminar
Market Beta and the Minimum Variance Frontier. Prof.
F. Stambaugh, Universityof Chicago. Room 419, Henry
Angus Building. 4 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Cosmic Accelerators. Prof. Francis Halzen, University
of Wisconsin, Madison. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Biofihns, Ecology and Technology. Dr. James Bryers,
Centre for Biochemical Engineering, Duke University.
Lecture Hall3, IRC. 4 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Cortical Lateralization of Function in Rats in a Visual
Reaction Time Task. Dr. Guy Mittleman, Psychology,
UBC. Room 2510, Kenny Building. 4 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series
Douglas Finch, piano. $7 adults, $3 students/seniors.
Series ticket passes: $28 adults, $12 students/seniors.
For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. Information Lecture: 7:30 p.m. Performance: 8
p.m.
Continuing Education Evening Lecture
New Dimensions in Mind-Body Research. Norman
Cousins, former editor of the Saturday Review and
author of 20 books. $8, students $5. For information
call 222-5261. Lecture Hall 2, IRC. 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 30
Electrical Engineering Seminar
Engineering Aspects of the Interactions of
Electramagnetic Waves with the Human Body. Prof.
S.S. Stuchly, University of Ottawa. Room 319,
MacLeod Building. 9 a.m.
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
Epidemiological and Social Aspects of the Dementias.
Mona Baumgarten, Research Associate, Community
Health, St. Justine Hospital, Montreal. For information
call 228-2773. Room 253, Mather Building. 9 a.m.
UBC Stage Band
lan McDougall, director. Free. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors in the Aetiology
of Wilms' tumour. Dr. Andrew Olshan, Medical
Genetics, UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace
Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period November 8 to November 21, notices must be submitted on
proper Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 to the
Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration
Building.  For more information, call 228-3131.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Transport Phenomena in Drag Reducing Solutions. Dr.
A. Dudukovic, Institute of Petrochemistry, Gas, Oil &
Chemical Engineering, Universityof Novi Sad,
Yugoslavia. Coffee at 3:15 p.m. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Free. Old Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 31
Continuing Education Seminar
Earthquake Preparedness. Various speakers. This
seminar is in cooperation with federal, provincial and
municipal governments. $20. Bring lunch. Lecture Hall
2, IRC. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
15th Field Artillery Band
Free. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Martin Berinbaum, director. Free. Old Auditorium. 7:30
p.m.
SUNDAY, NOV. 1
French Conversational Program
All-day French conversational program. $60 includes
lunch and dinner. For information call Language
Programs & Services, Continuing Education at 222-
5227.
Grade 11/12 Honour Bands Concert
Free. Old Auditorium. 2 p.m.
MONDAY, NOV. 2
Language Education Research Colloquium
The Role of School Administrations in Censoring School
Library Material: A Survey. Prof. M. Rainey, Language
Education. For information call 228-5232. Room 105,
Ponderosa E. 12 noon.
Science for Peace Lecture
Understanding Strategic Doctrine. Prof. Michael
Wallace, Political Science, UBC. Room 218, Hennings
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar
Influence of Canola Foliar Chemistry on The Bertha
Armyworm. Catherine McDougall, Plant Science, UBC.
For information call 228-2329. Room 342, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Classics Lecture
Julius Caesar and The Expanding Empire. Prof. Peter
Wiseman, Classics, University of Exeter. Room 203,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar, 3M Lecturer
Role of Processing and Structure on the High
Temperature Superconducting Properties of
Y Ba Cu O       and Related Compounds. Dr. Edward
1     2     3   fl-Y
M. Engler, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose,
California. Room 225, Chemistry Building. 2:30 p.m.
Statistics Seminar
Generalized Linear Models. Dr. J.A. Nelder, Statistics -
Rothamsted Experimental Station. Room 102,
Ponderosa Annex C. 3:30 p.m.
IAM - Applied Mathematics Seminar
Integral Equation Theories for the Liquid State. Dr.
Grenfell Patey, Chemistry, UBC. Room 229, Math
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
NGC 2353 - A Moderately Young Open Cluster. Dr. P.
Fitzgerald, University of Waterloo. Coffee at 3:45 p.m.
Room 260, Reading Room. 4 p.m.
General and Comparative Physiology
Seminar
Reptilian Lungs: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed. Dr.
S.F. Pelly, Universityof Olden berg. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:45 p.m.
UBC Film Society - Classic Subfilms
Citizen Kane. $2. Hotline: 228-3697. SUB Theatre,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 3
Botany Seminar
The Code Within the Codons. F. J.R. (Max) Taylor,
Botany Department, UBC. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Lecture
Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands: "There the
transports departed so smoothly that it was a joy to
watch them'. Prof. Johan Cornells Hendrik(Hans)
Blom, Chair of Dutch History, University of Amsterdam.
Room 102, Buchanan A. 12:30 p.m.
4
Chemistry Seminar, 3M Lecturer
The Road to High Temperature Superconductors:
Present Status and Future Outlook. Dr. Edward M.
Engler, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose,
California. Refreshments from 12:30 p.m. prior to
lecture. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar
Electromagneticand Induced Polarization REsponse of      <
Geophysical Media. Prof. J.R. Wait, Electrical &
Computer Engineering, Universityof Arizona, Tucson,
Arizona. Room402, Electrical Engineering. 1:30p.m.
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