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Photo courtesy UBC Archives
Photo by David Gray
History repeated itself at UBC when about 3 £00 students, staff and faculty kicked off the university's 75th anniversary celebrations by recreating an historic
campus photograph. The original (left) was taken during the Great Trek of 1922 to draw attention to demands for completion ofthe Point Grey campus.
Researchers Tiedje. Frvzuk
UBC researchers have claimed two
of the four Steacie Memorial Fellowships for 1990-91, an award considered to be one ofthe country's highest
honors for science and engineering.
Thomas Tiedje, Physics and Electrical Engineering, and Michael
Fryzuk, Chemistry, were presented
with the fellowship by William Wine-
gard, Minister of State for Science and
Technology, at a ceremony in Ottawa
Jan. 16.
The fellowships are given annually
to recognize outstanding achievements
by scientists and engineers who are
still at a relatively early stage in their
careers. The winners are selected by
the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council from top researchers nominated by universities across
NEW DEAN: The Board of
Governors is expected to
confirm the appointment of
Dr. Martin HoHenberg as the
new Dean of Medicine. Page
CtvA Engineering Professor
Peter Byrne has developed
a cheaper method of studying the effects of
earthquakes. Page 4.
nurse Margaret Johnston
and student Jennifer Wing
are organizing Healthy Eat-
ingdlnksfor students. Page
in 1963, the fellowships are
awarded in
memory of
Edgar Steacie,
former president of the National Research
Council and a
Canadian research pioneer.
Prior to this presentation, only the University of Toronto had earned two fellowships in any given year.
Science Dean Barry McBride
praised the fellowship winners for their
outstanding achievement.
"Once again it shows how strong
the sciences are at UBC," he said. "This
kind of recognition for our faculty is a
credit to the individuals, to their departments and to the university."
For the recipients, whose full salary
is paid for one year under the fellowship, it means an opportunity to work
fulltime on their research projects and
to secure additional research funding
from NSERC.
Tiedje, who last year was honored
with the Canadian Association of
Physicists Herzberg Medal, has made
outstanding contributions to the physics of semiconductors. He played a
key role in obtaining UBC's Molecular Beam Epitaxy machine and with
colleagues is involved in Scanning
Tunnelling microscopy.
With his Steacie Fellowship, Tiedje
plans to focus on the frontier technologies needed for the next generation of
electronic devices for computers and
communications systems.
Fryzuk is an inorganic chemist
whose research has led to a better understanding of the fundamental principles controlling the structure and
reactions of or-
compounds. In
1984, he was
awarded a prestigious Alfred P.
Sloan Fellowship, one of
only two in
Canada that
With his
Steacie Fellowship, Fryzuk plans to
investigate models for the absorption
of hydrogen into metal lattices and to
develop new procedures for the preparation of novel polymers.
Also winning Steacie Fellowships
this year are John Smol, a limnologist
at Queen's University, and Hector
Levesque, a computer scientist at the
University of Toronto.
UBC has key
role in research
on neutrino
UBC is playing a key role in
Canada's newest major scientific research project, the Sudbury Neutrino
The $61-million detector, to be located more than two kilometres underground near Sudbury, Ont., was given
the green light by the federal government Jan. 4.
The observatory, essentially an
enormous pool of heavy water surrounded by special sensors, will be
built in a cavern as large as a 10-storey
building in the deepest section of
INCO's Creighton mine.
Poet Livesay
heads the list
of 28 honorary
degree winners
Canadian poet Dorothy Livesay is
one of 28 distinguished people who
will receive honorary degrees from the
University of Britisl^Qalumbiain 1990.
Degree recipients were approved by
Senate at its Jan. 17 meeting.
Dates of conferring the honorary
degrees have not been set, but some
will be awarded at UBC's two graduation ceremonies: Spring Congregation on May 29,30,31 and June 1, and
special Fall Congregation Nov. 29, or
at the Fall ceremony which welcomes
new and returning students, Sept. 27.
Degree recipients are scholars, artists, public servants, prominent persons in the community or the professions and others.
"What they have in common are
their significant contributions to society—locally, nationally, or globally,"
said UBC President David Strangway.
"UBC's honorary degrees recognize
these distinguished achievements or
outstanding contributions."
In addition to being one of Canada's
greatest writers, Dorothy Livesay has
had a lifelong concern for women's
rights and the identity of women artists.
Honorary degrees will also be conferred on: Rosalie Abella, human
rights activist; Simon Baker, an ambassador of Native culture; Jack Bell,
businessman and humanitarian; Helen
Belkin, alumnus and life-long supporter of UBC; Sam Black, outstanding Canadian artist; Pat Carney, former federal member of Parliament;
Caleb Chan and Tom Chan, brothers, businessmen and philanthropists;
Rose Charlie, activist for social justice for Native peoples; Phyllis Chelsea, who singlehandedly revitalized
her Native community; Ursula Franklin, pioneer in physical metallurgy;
Arthur Hara, Chair of Mitsubishi
Canada Ltd; Myer Horowitz, outstanding Canadian educator; Asa
Johal, long-time advocate for the development of ethnic culture and
education; Stephen Lewis, former
Canadian ambassador to the United
Nations; Tong
Louie, a leader
in Vancouver's
Allan McEacfr
ern, B.C.'s
Chief Justice;
Supreme Court
Justice;      J.
Fraser Mustard, President of the
Canadian Institute for Advanced
Research; Frank Patterson, internationally recognized surgeon; Howard
Petch, President of the University of
Victoria; Margaret Prang, outstanding teacher, scholar and administrator,
John Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry; William Sauder,
businessman and long-time university
supporter; Jack Webster, journalist
and broadcaster, William White, former UBC Vice-President and supporter; and Maurice Young, major
contributor to business, education and
athletics in B.C.
Slash trucked
to incinerator
Responding to complaints by local
residents about slash burning at the
Hampton Place development site, a
senior university administrator says the
remaining slash will be trucked elsewhere for disposal by high-temperature incineration.
Bruce Gellatly, vice-president,
administration and finance, said stumps
and slash will be trucked along Wesbrook Mall to the extreme south end of
campus where it will be incinerated in
a pit using an air blowing combustion
burner that eliminates smoke and odors.
The move is in response to complaints made after slash bums on the
Thanksgiving weekend threw a pall of
smoke over neighborhoods close to the
See BURNING on Page 3 UBC REPORTS Jan. 25.1990
Board to vote on
new Medicine dean
UBC's Board of Governors is expected to confirm today the appointment of anatomist Dr. Martin Hollen-
berg as the new dean of the Faculty of
Medicine. The appointment is effective from July, 1990 to June, 1996.
Dr. Hollenberg, 55, replaces Dr.
William Webber, who has served as
dean of UBC's Faculty of Medicine
for the past 13 years.
"I am delighted that Dr. Hollenberg will be returning to the University of British Columbia," Dean
Webber said. "As departmental colleagues in the early 70s, we worked
closely in areas of teaching and research. Since then he has had a distinguished academic career, both as an
administrator and scholar. He brings
to the deanship of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC an outstanding background and great enthusiasm."
Currently the Associate Dean of
Research in the Faculty of Medicine at
the University of Toronto, Dr. Hollenberg was a professor in UBC's Department of Anatomy between 1971
and 1975, as well as an honorary professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Prior to his first appointment at
UBC, Dr. Hollenberg was an anatomy
instructor at Wayne State University
and also spent
several years at
the University
of Western Ontario in both the
Department of
Anatomy and
the Department
of Ophthalmology.
After leav- Webber
ing UBC in 1975, Dr. Hollenberg
joined the University of Calgary as
professor and head of Morphological
Science. He then returned to the University of Western Ontario in 1978
where he served as the Dean of Medicine until 1985.
"I couldn't be more delighted to be
coming back to UBC, this time as Dean
of Medicine," said Dr. Hollenberg. "I
view this as a great challenge and a
great opportunity since there is a superb foundation to build on, excellent
teaching hospitals and a dynamic faculty and student body. The future looks
very bright indeed to me and, I'm sure
that with imagination and hard work,
there will be very little that we will not
be able to accomplish together in the
years ahead."
Dr. Hollenberg is a member of several provincial and national organizations including the Medical Research
Council of Canada (MRC), the Re
search Policy Committee of the Heart
and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and
the National Cancer Institute of Canada. He is also on the Executive of the
MRC and chairs its Standing Committee on Research and Personnel Funding.
He has also served as a member of
the board of directors of the Canadian
Federation of Biological Societies,
chairman of the Council of Ontario
Faculties of Medicine and a member
of the Council of the Association of
Canadian Medical Colleges.
UBC President David Strangway
said, "We are extremely fortunate to
have a teacher, researcher and healthcare professional the calibre of Dr.
Hollenberg joining our Faculty of
In 1987, Dr. Hollenberg was the
recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wayne State University.
His areas of research are retinal
regeneration and high resolution scanning electron microscopy.
Dr. Hollenberg received both his
BSc and MD from the University of
Manitoba in 1958. He received his
MSc and PhD in Anatomy from
Wayne State University in 1964 and
1965 respectively, and was awarded
the FRCPC from the Royal College of
Canada in 1980.
Researchers to test detectors
Coptinued from Page 1
It will probe the secrets of the neutrino, a sub-atomic particle that is one
of the fundamental building blocks of
nature. Thought to be the most abundant particle in the universe, the neutrino is produced in enormous quantities at the centre of stars, including our
sun, yet it is extremely difficult to observe.
UBC Physicist Christopher
Waltham and his team of researchers
are designing and testing the light-sensitive detectors that will be used to
track the elusive particle. They are
working in collaboration with the departments of Chemistry, Microbiology
and Metals and Materials Engineering. Also involved are Vancouver high-
tech companies TTR Systems and Corona Vacuum Coaters.
"The impact of this project on both
particle physics and astrophysics will
be enormous," said Waltham. "It's one
of the most interesting pieces of physics going <m anywhere in the world."
Fifty times more sensitive than the
best existing detectors, the observatory will be able to determine fundamental questions about neutrinos such
as whether they have mass or whether
they consist of pure energy.
The findings could profoundly affect our current understanding of the
long term future of the universe, the
energy generation processes ofthe sun
and of the framework of the basic
forces of nature.
The Sudbury facility will also become the world's best supernova detector. Although none of these massive exploding stars have been seen in
our galaxy since 1604, astronomers
suspect that dozens since then have
gone unobserved because their light is
Photo by Media Services
UBC's Sudbury Neutrino Observatory team with reflectors they are
testing for the facility. From left, Physics Professor Christopher Waltham,
undergraduate Alan Poon, technician Ivor Yhap and graduate students
Guy Ouellette andReena Meiser-Drees.
blocked by cosmic dust clouds. Neutrinos, which are produced in vast
numbers by a supernova, pass through
dust clouds unimpeded.
In order to trap a few of the trillions
of neutrinos constantly passing through
the observatory, the cavern will hold a
massive acrylic bottle containing 1,000
tonnes of radiation-free heavy water
on loan from Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. The bottle, itself immersed in
a sea of ordinary water, will be 12
metres in diameter and only three centimetres thick, a major engineering feat
in its own right.
Each interaction between the neutrino and the heavy water will produce
a tiny flash of light which will be
monitored by an array of 6,000 light
detectors, each the size of a large spotlight.
When completed in about five
years, the observatory will be the most
radiation-free place on Earth, a condition necessary for accurate detection
of the neutrino.
Funding for the project comes from
the National Research Council, the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Industry, Science and
Technology Canada, the province of
Ontario and the U.S. Department of
Energy. Scientists from more than a
dozen major research institutions in
Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom will take part in the project.
Letters to the Editor
Tuition solution
I agree with President
Strangway's point (UBC Reports,
Jan. 11) that "it's appropriate that
students should pay a part of the
operating costs." I also agree with a
point President Strangway has often
made: that the socio-economic mix
of a student body is not very sensitive to changes in tuition levels,
because tuition levels influence
young people's education decisions
a lot less than the encouragement or
discouragement they get from their
But why are the university decision makers, who are otherwise
strong believers in market forces, so
easily satisfied that in the case of
education, the demand is insensitive
to the price?
When I was preparing to go to
university, my parents were not very
enthusiastic about it. My father said
he couldn't afford to support me
any longer.
Parents are expected to make
substantial contributions to the post-
secondary education costs of their
children, but many low-income parents will be unable to contribute.
Even though individual tuition
increases will not directly and immediately prevent many young
people from coming to university,
they will have an indirect, long-term
cumulative effect because high education costs (or the perception of
such costs) help motivate low-income parents to discourage educational aspirations in their children.
A just society will make every
reasonable effort to rectify the low
participation rate of bright students
from low-income backgrounds.
But it's only fair that those who
benefit from something should help
bear its cost. The solution is a system of financing higher education
that already flourishes in Australia
and New Zealand: a sort of reversed
pension fund. Instead of paying
into the fund during your earning
years and drawing an income later,
one draws an income first and then
pays into it during one's earning
This system is socially just: it
makes the link between students and
their parents' money as weak as we
can reasonably make it. It also
makes far more political and economic sense than the present system, despite some transitional
startup costs.
Kurt Preinsperg
Student Representative
UBC Board of Governors
Appalled at
We have read the Hampton Place
"questions" and "chronology" included in the centre pages of your
Nov. 30 issue.
We are appalled that the Administration has chosen this route to respond to the entirely reasonable requests for consultation by the faculty, staff, students and community
on this misconceived project.
This is a cynical public relations
campaign to justify a project that is
widely acknowledged as being unacceptable in its present form.
Moreover, it is a campaign that
shows scant respect for the truth.
One of the many distortions on
these pages affects us directly, and
in pointing it out to you we simultaneously demand a written apology
and a published retraction from the
Administration and UBC Real Estate Corp.
In the chronology in September,
1989 a meeting held with concerned
members of our assoication is de
scribed as a "presentation to newly
formed West Point Grey RjesidenjsL *
Association." Nothing could be ■
further from the truth. This meeting
was held at our initiative and was
devoted to the discussion of our
opposition to the proposed project
In particular we were objecting
to the manner in which this pro*-
posed project was being imposed
on a community that had serious
reservations about the nature and
the purpose of the project, and our
leading educational institution as a
real estate developer.
We would also like to point out
that there is no mention of the meeting organized by the AMS on Nov.
7, 1989, to which the Administration was invited, but chose not to
How much more misrepresentation is included in these two pages?
Essop Mia
West Point Grey Residents'
Saturday January 27
Uneasy Bedfellows: Politicians and the
Geoffrey Stevens, Author and Journalist,
Toronto, Ont.
Saturday February 3
Third World Debt: Their Problem or Ours?
Professor Paul Krugman, Department of Economics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Saturday February 10
Earthquakes in British Columbia
Dr. Garry Rogers, Pacific Geoscience Centre, Victoria
All lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.	 UBCREPORTS Jan.25.1990       3
Photo by Steve Chan
Driving Skills
UBC students got a chance to learn advanced driving skills in a new national program sponsored by Labatts
and Ford of Canada. The road scholarship program is being conducted at universities across Canada.
RCMP is reviewing
AMS financial audit
The RCMP are reviewing a recent
audit ofthe Alma Mater Society which
found financial irregularities in some
AMS accounts.
RCMP Sgt. Brian Muir said police
are reviewing the auditor's report to
determine whether there are grounds
for charges to be laid. He added that
the review will take about two weeks.
AMS Director of Finance Karl
Kottmeier resigned after the audit disclosed that he had used a hidden account for loans and advances to himself, as well as for pizza and beer,
totalling about $8,500.
AMS council voted not to press
charges against Kottmeier.
"Council made a decision not to
press charges in light of the fact that
Karl had resigned from his position.
To date, he has returned most of the
funds and intends to return all of them,"
said AMS President Mike Lee.
The auditors' report found that
documentation and approval standards
for AMS accounts need to be strengthened.
The auditors also recommended that
the AMS code of procedures be
amended to prohibit signing officers
from holding positions in any organization that might receive AMS funding and that AMS council and administrative commission members should
be required to
sign conflict-of
-interest guidelines.
The auditors
also recommended tightening procedures
related to
budget preparation, cheque
signing procedures, journal entry preparation, de-
constitute clubs and club expenditures.
Lee said AMS council has accepted
the recommendations made by Peat
Marwick Thome and noted that the
conflict of interest guidelines are very
"I think there is a greater awareness
by people coming into office of their
responsibility as signing officers," he
University administrators have not
been formally involved in the audit
review or outcome.
"Since the university collects the
AMS fees, we have a natural concern
about the juse, of those funds," Said
K.D: Srivastava, vice-president of student and academic services.
"We have not seen the auditor's
report. However,- from the reports
published in the student newspaper, it
would appear that the auditors have
made excellent suggestions to the AMS
which tighten budgetary and fiscal
Burning called safe
Continued from Page 1
university's real estate development at
16th and Wesbrook.
"The university wishes to apologize to those who were concerned about
the smoke from burning slash on campus that weekend," said Gellady, who
added that the new disposal site is far
from student residences and daycare
The burner to be used is specifi
cally designed to incinerate plant debris, including trees, stumps, brush and
other untreated wood materials "in a
safe, economical and environmentally
acceptable manner," Gellatly said.
The disposal process, which has the
support of University Endowment
Lands Fire Chief W.J. Ferguson, will
begin about mid-February and take
about 15 days to complete. The university has contracted D. Litchfield and
Co. for the job.
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19 15-1990
Volunteers needed
for 75th events
Like people? Are you free
March 9-11? Want to be
part of the largest university
open house in Canada?
Open House needs volunteers to act as information
persons, give tours, handle
stage and site management
and trouble-shoot during
any or all of the three days.
Events will run from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. across campus, but
shifts are flexible and volunteers are needed for every
What's in it for me, you
ask? Well, in addition to the
overall good feeling that
comes from being part of a
team doing something really
worthwhile, you'll receive an
official UBC souvenir and an
exclusive preview of the
major Open House activities.
You'll also get to meet a lot
of interesting people. For
more information call
Michelle Hopkins at 228-
4§89. And for everyone who
is just a bit of a ham...
Jugglers, singers, musicians, clowns, actors, mimes,
magicians — here's your
chance, to perform for
throngs of people. Students,
faculty, and staff with a special entertaining skill are
needed to volunteer to perform for crowds at various
times and venues across
campus. For more information call Erin Redden at 228-
Placer Dome Co. has
joined the Open House
team and is sponsoring the
world-famous Harvard Gold
exhibit, which features more
than 20 of the world's finest
specimens, including one
from B.C. The exhibit will be
on display at the M.Y. Williams Geology Museum
throughout Open House.
Corporate sponsors are
welcome to participate
throughout UBC's 75th anniversary. For more information call Judy McLarty at 228-
What was happening in
the world the day you were
born? Julie Stevens of Main
Library is heading up the return of a popular and personalized Open House project that allows you to re
search the day of your birth
and then take home a copy
of the newspaper headlines.
There will also be a Parade
from the Past exhibit of photos of UBC and music from
1915, archival video and
memorabilia, plus a bargain-
lovers' sale of used books,
magazines, maps and records.
Something new for Open
House will be Kids' World at
the Osborne Gym, featuring
Gary Pennington of the
School of Physical Education
and Recreation. He will be
teaching kids interactive
games. They'll also have the
chance to learn stilt-walking,
ride unicycles and make
kites. Kids' World will also
feature science displays,
puppet shows, entertainers,
face-painting, mascots and
more. Baby-sitting and child
care services will be available.
UBC sports and recreation
clubs, here's your opportunity to tell the world about
yourselves. Joan Webster of
Intramurals and Kim Gordon
of Athletics are gearing up
for Sportsfest, a celebration
of the sports life and recreational activities at UBC. Festivities will be centred
around the War Memorial
Gym throughout Open
House, with participating
groups setting up booths
and hands-on displays. For
more information call Joan
at 228-2203.
Everyone loves a bargain,
right? One of the many
events slated for the Discover Summer at UBC program (May-August) is the
SUPER Sale, based on the
Special University Program to
Encourage Recycling.
Vince Grant of SERF, the
campus Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility, and Norm
Watt of Extra-Sessional Studies are organizing a one-day
yard sale/recycling fair to be
held July 28 on Mclnnes
Field. Sale items will come
from SERF and various other
campus departments who
will set up booths on the field
and offer donated goods at
bargain prices. There will
also be information and displays on how UBC is committing itself to recycling. UBC REPORTS Jan. 25.1990       4
Across Canada
Deregulate universities,
manufacturers say
Deregulation of universities is
"the single most important step" in
aligning post-secondary education
with the goals of an aggressive economy, says the Canadian Manufacturers' Association (CMA).
"Universities require greater freedom to set fees, choose areas of specialization, and decide how to attract
students, faculty, research funds, and
private donors," the CMA says.
The document, entitled The Aggressive Economy; Daring to Compete, is described by CMA as a
"winning strategy" designed to "line
up all the forces at our disposal"
behind the goal of improving international competitiveness.
In a chapter concerned with education and training at the post-secondary level, the document charges that
the present funding and regulatory
system under which universities
function restricts them from organizing and administering themselves
in ways that "make sense" in the
new economic and competitive environment.
, "Removing these constraints-
through deregulation of the universities-should be a central goal of the
shift towards an aggressive economy," it says.
The document echoes earlier calls
for university deregulation that were
outlined in the CMA's Task Force
on Business Education Relations.
Pointing out mat the goals of deregulation would go far beyond financial issues, die new policy document says that deregulation "would
give universities greater freedom" to
"Instead of competing for students
by offering the broadest possible
range of subjects and degrees, universities could choose an area of
specialty and concentrate on excellence in that area."
The CMA document also notes
that other barriers to a more effective
economic role for post-secondary
education are created by the absence
of a unified national approach to
education and a decade of under-
funding by various federal and provincial governments.
Ontario funding
Ontario universities will receive
a net 2.2 per cent increase in then-
base operating grants in 1990-91
despite a recent government announcement of an eight per cent
raise in funding, the University of
Toronto Bulletin reports.
The net increase of 2.2 per cent
is well below the rate of inflation
now running at 6.3 per cent in Metro
Toronto and 5.8 per cent across Ontario. Ontario universities say they
need an 11.7 per cent increase to
maintain the current level of service.
Tuition fees rise
A report published by Statistics
Canada indicates that 1989-90 tuition fees for undergraduate arts programs rose by four to 10 percent in
most Canadian universities. The
report, Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs at Canadian Universities, 1988-89 and 1989-90, does
note some exceptions, especially in
Quebec, where costs have hardly
moved. Tuition fees in British Columbia range from $1,550 to $1,930.
In the Prairie provinces, they vary
from $1,000 to $1,480, compared
with $1,520 in Ontario. In the Atlantic provinces, students pay between $1,700 and $1,950. Fees are
lowest in Quebec, at $450 to $570 a
year. The report also reveals that at
the undergraduate level, medicine
and dentistry programs have the
highest tuition fees, up to $2,760.
For foreign students, fees are highest in Quebec, while Newfoundland
and Manitoba have no differential
fees. To order the report, call 1-
800-267-6677 toll free, and ask for
catalogue number 81-219.
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, Jan. 29 at 4 ~p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Feb. 8.
Deadline forthe following edition on Feb. 22 is 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.
All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
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Photo by Media Services
Civil Engineering Professor Peter Byrne (left) and graduate student Li Yan with their new earthquake testing
device. They are currently using it to simulate earthquake tremors on building piles.
Cheaper device developed
for testing earthquakes
UBC Civil Engineering Professor
Peter Byrne has put earthquake testing
within the budget of every researcher.
Up to now, earthquake scientists
who wanted to study how structures
that extend below the ground surface
would perform during earth tremors
have been hampered by the costs of
building and housing a huge centrifuge machine to carry out tests.
To prove the old cliche, necessity
was the mother of invention. Byrne
and graduate student Li Yan have just
finished testing a novel device which
is not only smaller and less expensive
than the centrifuge machine, but delivers accurate information much faster.
"This model achieves the same results 10 times faster at a 100th of the
cost," Byrne said. There has been keen
interest in the device from scientists all
over North America, he said.
A research institution could spend
up to $2-million to build a centrifuge
machine which spins soil and other
materials at the end of a 10-foot arm,
simulating the effects of increased
ground pressure. Because of its prohibitive cost, there are only a few cen
trifuge machines in the United States,
and, despite the fact that B.C. is one of
the most seismically active areas ofthe
world, none in Western Canada. (A
small centrifuge at Queen's University
is used for mining simulation).
Byrne and Li Yan developed a
hydraulic gradient model which runs
water through soil at extremely high
rates to create the kinds of stressed soil
conditions researchers look for. They
have been using the device to predict
the behavior of building piles, subjecting scale models to simulated earthquake activity.
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Breast self-examination
Free clinic planned for Jan.31
The outreach program of UBC's
Student Health Clinic will play host to
a free, confidential breast self-examination teaching clinic for female students, faculty and staff on Jan. 31.
"We are involved in this health
promotion with the Canadian Cancer
Society because of the need to alert
women of all ages to the need for practicing breast self-examination," said
UBC outreach nurse Margaret
Johnston. "Eighty per cent of breast
lumps are detected by women themselves, either through breast self-examination or by chance. Although most
are non-malignant, early detection by
knowing what to look for is crucial."
One out of 10 women in a lifetime
will have breast cancer, but only one in
four women practice breast self-examination, according to the Canadian
Cancer Society. They maintain that
properly conducted breast self-examinations contribute to early diagnosis of
breast cancer. Through educational
programs such as the teaching clinic,
they hope to reduce the incidence of
the disease.
"We want to teach women how to
properly examine their breast tissue as
an integral part of a healthy lifestyle,"
said Naomi Miller of the Canadian
Cancer Society and volunteer coordinator of the clinic.
The clinics teach each woman how
to examine her breast tissue. The technique is taught by volunteer nurses in
private practice sessions.
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lifestyles and diet on breast health, as
well as information about mammography is also provided.
The breast self-examination clinic
at UBC is a pilot project, but Johnston
hopes it will become an on-going health
promotion program on campus.
The clinic is by appointment only
between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Call
New health plans
for retired profs
A new medical, dental and insurance plan for retired university faculty
and librarians went into effect Jan.l,
thanks to the efforts of a new organization, the Professors' Emeriti.
A division in the Alumni Council,
the group was started 18 months ago
by the late Joe Katz, an Education professor who wanted to bring together
the wide talents and experiences of retired faculty to help the university
The health plan was one of the
group's first projects, as was compiling a list of addresses of all retirees.
Membership now stands at about
300 and represents the.majority of faculty who have retired over the last 10
years, said Lewis Robinson,, division
■■■ UBC REPORTS Jan. 25.1990       5
Forestry student named
B.C.'s Rhodes Scholar
Forestry student Jonathan Moss
didn't know what kind of career he
wanted until he took a year out of
school to work on a Canadian overseas aid project in northern Kenya.
That was in 1985, shortly after
a worldwide relief effort to stem
the effects of a disastrous drought
and famine in neighboring Ethiopia.
Hired as a forestry assistant,
Moss found himself distributing
famine relief supplies to the local
nomadic population and building
storerooms to house Canadian-donated grain, in addition to his work
establishing tree nurseries and
The experience persuaded him
to train for a forestry career in the
developing world.
"I had decided I wanted to do
forestry, but I hadn't decided exactly in what form or shape," Moss
said. "That year was when I really came to the realization that I
wanted to get back to the developing world."
Now his plans will get a boost.
Moss, who hopes to graduate in
May from UBC's Forest Resources program with a BSF, was
recently awarded the 1990 Rhodes
Scholarship for B.C. The scholarship will pay all study and travel
expenses for him to pursue graduate work in tropical forestry for
two years at Oxford University in
Moss hopes eventually to find
work with a development agency
in Africa, a part of the world that
he confesses is important to him
and that he can't wait to get back
to. "It's an area of the world I
really love," he said.
Born in Toronto, he grew up in
Kenya and Nepal and completed
his high school studies in England before returning to Canada
to enrol in UBC's forestry program.
Last summer he paid his own
way to a Canadian development
Photo by Media Services
Forestry student Jonathan Moss was recently awarded a Rhodes
Scholarship which will pay for two years of study at Oxford University.
project in Nicaragua, where he and
another forester from Quebec helped
build irrigation systems. He spent
two summers before that in northern
B.C. working as a silvicultural assistant.
Moss considers himself lucky to
have travelled so much. "Because
of interacting with so many different cultures and so many places,
inevitably it leads you to realize just
how much there is to this planet of
ours," he said. Not suprisingly, his
favorite books are travel and biographies.
Rhodes Scholarship criteria call
for success in sports, strong qualities of character and leadership and
evidence of public service in addition to a high level of literary and
scholastic achievement. Moss has
all that and more.
During the past four years he has
won numerous academic scholarships and over the last two years
ranked first in his class. Faculty
scholarship referees described him
as the best forestry student in the last
25 years.
Moss is vice-president of an international development club on
campus he helped start two years
ago and is active in the Community
Forestry for Africa Network, an
off-campus public information
group. Chair of the United
Church's outreach community
programs, he is also involved in
his faculty as student representative on the curriculum committee
and faculty liaison officer for the
Forestry Undergraduate Society.
It's becoming harder for Moss
to find time for the outdoor activities he loves—hiking and climbing. "I haven't done as much this
year as I'd really like to," he said.
"I really miss it when I'm not
spending at least every other weekend out there."
A competitive swimmer in high
school, where he also played
rugby, Moss swims, plays squash,
cycles and has tried hang gliding
and sky diving. A keen mechanic,
he also speaks Spanish, some
French and Swahili. And he's
only 22 years old.
Moss describes it as keeping
the horizons in life as broad as
"There are a lot of opportunities out there and I want to make
the most of them. Now is the time
to try some of those things," he
MONDAY FEB. 5  10am-3 pm
Today's state-of-the-art CAD systems
demand precision plotter accessories.
Representatives from Staedtler-Mars
and Roland Digital Group will be at the
UBC Bookstore to introduce their new
Plot Media and Cartridges. Don't
miss this opportunity to ask the experts
any questions you may have. They'll help
you to get the most out of your plotter.
When you need quality plotter supplies,
come to the UBC Bookstore Electronics
Department for the complete range of
Mars Plot drafting tools.
6200 University Boulevard • 228-4741
Burns, Suedfeld
to relinquish
their deanships
Dean Peter
Burns and
Graduate Studies Dean Peter
Suedfeld will
not be seeking
as deans when
their respective
terms expire.
term of office expires this June 30,
Bums' at the end of June, 1991.
Suedfeld, a former head ofthe Psychology Department, plans to take a
leave before he resumes his teaching
duties and research activities.
Suedfeld's teaching interests include environmental and social psychology, while his research focuses on
adaptation to harsh environments and
health, personal and social psychology.
Suedfeld joined the Psychology Department as head in July, 1972 and
was appointed dean in July, 1984.
Bums, a specialist in criminal law
and torts, joined
UBC in 1968
and has been
dean since July,
An author of
books and articles, he has
been active in a
wide range of
and government advisory committees.
In 1988 Bums was elected as Canada's
nominee to the United Nations' newly
formed Committee Against Torture.
James Dybikowski, associate vice-
president of faculty relations, leaves
his post at the end of this June.
Dybikowsla, who was appointed to
the position in July, 1984, will take a
year-long leave before he returns to
teach in the Philosophy Department
A former head of the Philosophy
Department, Dybikowski teaches
Greek philosophy and focuses his research on eccentric late 18th century
Welsh philosophers.
Photo by Media Services
Dr. Allen Eaves (left) and Dr. Keith Humphries examine the air handling control system for the Gene Transfer Laboratory.
New gene laboratory
to help cancer fight
A new UBC research facility will
increase the university's ability to
mount internationally competitive research programs aimed at finding a
cure for cancer.
The gene therapy laboratory which
opened on Oct. 3 and is the first of its
kind in Canada, will provide UBC
medical scientists with a facility to
perform genetic engineering techniques
(the introduction of new genetic material into cells) which continue to provide major insights into the nature and
role of genes involved in human malignancy.
Their work will primarily focus on
making healthy bone marrow cells used
House Wanted
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2 bedroom apt., or house (prefer
West Side or Kits.) February -
March, 1990. References available. 874-5486.
in bone marrow transplantation resistant to the drugs currently used in cancer treatment, said Dr. Allen Eaves,
head of UBC's Clinical Hematology
department and director of the Terry
Fox lab where the gene therapy lab is
housed. This will allow chemotherapy
to be continued after transplantation,
to kill any residual cancer cells, he
"These studies are a critical initiative in the exploding field of bone
marrow transplantation," said Dr.
Eaves. "Vancouver has the most advanced program in Canada, and is receiving world recognition in the area
of bone marrow transplantation for
Other research will concentrate on
the therapeutic possibility of altering
the properties of cells as a first step to
correcting genetically based diseases.
In some cancers the changes in genes
may be blocked by introducing other
genes which could arrest or prevent
the progress of the cancer. UBCREPORTS Jan.25.1990
January 28 -
February 10
SUNDAY, JAN. 28   j
Music at the
Museum of Anthropology
,., :   ,,    Chamber Music by Schoen
Duo.   Baroque Flute and
violin.    Free with museum admission:
adults $3, students $1.50.  Great Hail of
the Museum at 2:30pm. Call 228-5087.
For events in the period Feb. 11 to Feb. 24 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited.
MONDAY, JAN. 29   j
Asian Studies Lecture
The Secret Hand: A Canadian Sikh and
his Faith. Hugh Johnston, author and
prof. History, SFU. Asian Centre 604 at
11:30am. Call 228-3881.
Classics/Hellenic Society Lecture
UBC's Excavations on Lesbos. Dr. Hector Williams, Classics, UBC. Hellenic
Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus St. at
8pm. Call 228-4059
Koerner Lecture
The Challenge of Faithfulness for the
Jewish People in the Age of the Holocaust. Prof. Marc Ellis, Religion, Culture
and Society Studies, Maryknoll School of
Theology. Buchanan A-202 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-6523.
VST-Religion and
Conflict Seminar
Beyond Innocence and Redemption: A
Jewish reflection on the Palestinian Intifada. Prof. Marc Ellis, Religion, Culture
and Society Studies, Maryknoll School of
Theology. Board Room, Vancouver
School of Theology, 6000 Iona Drive at
4:15pm. Call 228-6523.
Pediatric Research Seminars
Calbindin-D9k, a Calcium Binding Protein
in Intestine, Placenta and Uterus. Dr. J.
Krisinger, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, UBC.
University Hospital-Shaughnessy Site
D308 at 12noon. Refreshments at 11:45.
Call 875-2492.
Biochemistry Seminar
Activation and Repression of Expression
from the Cytomegalovirus Enhancer by
Viral Proteins. Dr. Ed Mocarski, Stanford
U. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-6914.
Lectures in Modern Chemistry
Electron-Transfer Chemistry in Micra-
porous Solids. Dr. T. Mallouk, Chem., U.
of Texas. Chemistry Bldg. B250 at 1pm.
Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call 228-
Astronomy Seminar
Perspectives on Galaxy Formation: The
Globular Cluster Conundrums. Dr. Jim
Hesser, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria. Geophysics/Astronomy
260 at 4pm. Coffee from 3:30pm. Call
Harvey Richer at 228-4134/2267.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C, V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Connie Filletti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Two graduate student speakers: Sensor
Design for Machine Tools with Doug
Richardson and Jet Interactions in a Recovery Boiler with Jeff Quick. Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Bldg. 1202 at
3:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Some Applications of Differential Geometry to Rod Theory, Dr. Hilton Ramsay,
Mech. Eng., UBC. Mathematics Bldg.
229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
Employment Equity
Information Session
Sharon Kahn, Director,
Employment Equity, UBC.
Chem. Bldg. 126 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Monday Nights at
the Faculty Club
The Life, Times and Painting of Velazquez.
With slides. Dr. Derek Carr, Hispanic and
Italian Studies, UBC. Free admission.
Club Music Room at 8pm. Call 228-2708.
Institute of Asian
Research Seminar
Exploring the Perception
Gap in Japan Series. Current Trends in Japanese
Overseas  Investment:
Implications For Theory and Canadian
Public Policy. David Edgington, Geography, UBC. Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-4688.
Statistics Seminar
Nonparametric Estimation of Non-stationary Spatial Covariance Structure for Environmental Monitoring Data. Dr. Paul
Sampson, Statistics, U. of Washington.
Ponderosa Annex C-102 at 4pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Squamish Wind: Damned Cold Air. Peter
Jackson, Atmospheric Sciences, UBC.
Geography 200 at 3:30pm. Call 228-6959.
Fine Arts Lecture
Evolving Concern: The Prints of Steve
Nelson. Steve Nelson, Emily Carr College of Art & Design. Lasserre 107 at
12:30pm. Call 228-5753.
Fine Arts Seminar
Content and Technique: Steve Nelson
Lithographs. Steve Nelson, Emily Carr
College of Art & Design. Printmaking Hut
M-22, West Mall at Agricultural Road at
2pm. Call 228-5753.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
Faith and The Social Sciences. Lecture
and discussion with Dr. David Ley, Geography, UBC. Buchanan Penthouse at
4:30pm. Coffee at 4:15pm. Call 228-
Faculty Development
Project Workshop
Demonstration: Conducting Effective Labs.
Dr. W. Godolphin, Pathology, UBC (VGH).
Scarfe 1326 from 4-5pm. Call 222-5249.
Women In Development Lecture
Invisible Lives and Unheard Voices:
Women, Development and Change?
Helga E. Jacobson, Anthropology, UBC.
Geography 223 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Employment Equity Information
Sharon Kahn, Director Employment Equity, UBC. IRC #75/76 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-5454.
Orthopaedics/General Surgery
Combined Grand Rounds
Trauma: Keeping Score. Chairman, Dr.
R. N. Meek; Guest: Dr. Robert McMurtry.
G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium at
7am. Call 875-4646.
Pharmacology Seminar
Pharmacokinetics of Antimicrobial Agents
in Rainbow Trout. Dr. R. A. Wall, Pharm.
and Therapeutics, UBC. IRC #5 from
11:30-12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
Music Wednesday
Noon-Hour Series
Purcell String Quartet. Tickets $2 at the
door. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call
Religious Studies Colloquium
The Book of Job: A Conservative Reading. Prof. Paul Mosca. Buchanan B212
at 3:30pm. Call 228-6322.
Pediatrics Specialty Lecture
Expert Guest Lecture Series in Maternal
and Child Nutrition. Enteral and Parenteral Delivery of Calcium and Phosphorous to Meet the Needs of Growing Low
Birthweight Infants: Practical Approaches
to Management. Dr. Stephanie Atkinson,
Paediatrics, McMaster U. Lunch provided.
Children's Hospital Rm. 3D16 at 12noon.
Call 875-2492.
Psychiatry Academic Lecture
Spirit Possession and Mental Health. Dr.
Colleen Ward, Psychology, U. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. St.
Paul's Hospital Hurlburt Auditorium from
8-9am. Coffee and muffins at 7:45am.
Call 228-7325.
Combined Obstetrics/Gynaecology Seminar
Growth Requirements of the Early Mammalian Conceptus.. Amy Brice, Oxford U.,
England. Grace Hospital 2N35 at 1pm.
Call 875-2334
Regional Mass Spectrometry
Discussion Group
Application of Mass Spectrometry (MS)
and MS/MS To Structural Analysis of
Metabolites and Peptides. Dr. Lester
Taylor, Burroughs Wellcome, Research
Triangle Park. Chemistry Bldg. D225 at
10am. Call 228-3235.
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speaker Series
Regional Geology of the Stikine Terrane,
Central B.C. Tom Richards of Tom
Richards Prospecting. Geological Sciences 330A at 12:30pm. Call 228-3508.
Robotics and
Automation Lecture
CICSR Distinguished Lecture Series.
Dynamic Legged Robots. Dr. Marc H.
Raibert, Artificial Intelligence Lab, Electrical Eng. and Computer Science, MIT.
Scarfe 100 from 1-2pm. Call 228-6894.
Economics Lecture
E.S. Woodward Lecture Series. Thinking
About the Debt Problem. Dr. Paul R.
Krugman, Economics, MIT. Buchanan
A106 at 12:30pm. Call 228-3849/4129.
Office for Women
Students Workshop
Stress Management - Using Creative
Journals. One-session workshop. Free
admission. Registration required. Brock
106from12:30-2:20pm. Call 228-2415.
Music Program
Jazz Quintet. Free Admission. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
FRIDAY, FEB. 2     |
Forestry Seminar Series
An Ecological Perspective on Clearcut-
ting of B.C.'s Forests. Dr. Karel Klinka,
Adjunct Professor, Forest Sciences, UBC.
MacMillan 166 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
History Lecture
Getting On With Life:
Women and the Family in
Canada, 1945-1960. Dr.
Veronica Strong-Boag,
History and Women's
Studies, SFU.    Buchanan A102'af
12:30pm. Call 228-2561.
Economics Seminar
Bank Reserving, Secondary Prices and
the Transformation of Debt Strategy. Dr.
Paul R. Krugman, Economics, MIT. Brock
351 at 4pm. Call 228-3849/4129.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
The Application of Rapid Immunoassay
Techniques to Animal Cell Fermentation
Monitoring. Eric Jervis, Graduate student,
Chem. Engineering, UBC. Chem. Engineering Bldg. 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
Health Care/Epidemiology
The Measurement of Socioeconomic
Status: A Tale of Different Scales. Dr.
Neil Guppy. Mather Bldg. 253 from 9-
10am. Call 228-2772.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Nutritional Management of Low Birth
Weight Infants: How Do We Know What is
Too Much or Too Little? Dr. Stephanie
Atkinson, Nutritional Biochem., Peds.,
McMaster U. GF Strong Rehab. Centre
Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2117, Loc.
7107 or 7118.
Graduate Student Society
Poetry Sweatshop
Write a poem on a given topic in 15 minutes. Poetry Sweatshop Poets. All welcome. Grad Student Centre Fireside
Lounge at 6pm. Call 228-3203.
Music Program
UBC Contemporary Players. Stephen
Chatman and Geoffrey Michaels, directors. Free admission. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Museum of Anthropology
Children's Story Hour
East Indian Stories. Mary Love May, renowned storyteller and popular performer
at The Children's Festival. Children aged
3-6, must be accompanied by a parent.
MOA Orientation Area at 11 am. Call 228-
Centre for Continuing
Education Workshop
Reconciling the Generations: Grandparent-Parent Relationships. Jennifer Shifrin,
Specialist in Communication Disorders
and Family Counselling. Fee: $50. Bring
lunch. Hillel House from 9am-5pm. Call
Music Faculty/Guest Artist
Concert Series
Orford String Quartet. Music Recital Hall
at 8pm. Tickets, 228-3113.
MONDAY, FEB. 5    |
Physiology Seminar
Winter Seminar Series.
Spinal Cord Function After
Injury. Dr. D. McCrea, U.
of Manitoba. IRC #5 at
4:45pm. Call 228-2083.
Pathology - Special Lecture
Pathogenesis of Experimental Alcoholic
Liver Injury. Dr. A. Nanji, Clinical Chemistry, New England Deaconess Hospital,
Boston. VGH Taylor/Fidler Theater,A/V
UBC Vassar Room from 9-10am. Call
Pediatric Research Seminar
Metabolism of Medium-Chain Triglycerides
and Ketone Bodies During Early Development. Dr. Nancy Auestad, Research
Associate, Paeds., UBC. University Hospital-Shaughnessy Site D308 at 12noon.
Refreshments at 11:45am. Call 875-2492.
Biochemistry Seminar
The Calcitonin Story. Dr. D. Harold Copp,
Prof. Emeritus, Physiology, UBC. IRC #4
at 3:45pm. Call 228-3027.
Institute of Asian
Research Seminar
Worklife in Japan: Past and Present Series. Factory Automation and Work Process in Japan. Prof. Bernard Berhier, Anthropology, U. de Montreal. Asian Centre
604 at 12:30pm. Call 228-4688.
Faculty Development
Project Seminar
Valuation of Teaching for Tenure/Promotion. UBC Faculty Panel: Dr. N.M. Sheehan, Dean, Education; Dr. J.O. Caswell,
Head, Fine Arts; Dr. B.G. Turrell, Head,
Physics. Scarfe 1326 from 3:30-5:30pm.
Call 222-5249.
Monday Nights At The Club
The Meech Lake Accord - The Pros and
Cons. Dr. Charles Bourne, Prof. Emeritus, Law, UBC. Free admission. Faculty
Club Music Room at 8pm. Call 228-2708.
Lectures in Modern
2D NMR Structural Studies of Mutant and Wild-
Type Zinc Fingers. Dr. R.
Klevit, Biochemistry, U. of
Washington, Seattle. Chemistry B250 at
1pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
GIS and Geography. Prof. Michael Good-
child, Co-director, National Centre for
Geographic Information and Analysis
(USA) and Geography, U. of Calif., Santa
Barbara. Geography 200 at 3:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Workers at the Alkane Aluminum Plant in Kitimat. John Spinelli, BC Cancer Research
Centre. Ponderoa Annex C-102 at 4pm.
Call 228-3167.
Music Lecture
Pre-eminent Soviet composer Rodion UBC REPORTS Jan. 25.1990
Schedrin. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 228-3113.
Music Students Recital
In the Spotlight. Free admission. Music
Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Faculty Women's Club Meeting
The work of two prominent women at UBC.
Dr. J. Levy, Microbiology and Dr. M. Salcudean, Head, Mech. Engineering. Husbands and guests welcome. Cecil Green
Park House at 9:45am. Call 224-5307.
Chemistry Departmental
Electronic and Geometric Structures of
Small Unstable Molecules by Experiment
and Theory. Dr. N.P.C. Westwood,
Guelph Waterloo Centre for Graduate
Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry, U.
of Guelph. Chemistry C126 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-3266.
Geophysics Seminar
Numerical Models of Mantle Convection.
Dr. Gary T. Jarvis, Earth and Atmospheric
Science, York U., Downsview. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:45pm. Call 228-5406/2267.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
TetheredSatellite Systems: Dynamics and
Control Strategies. Dr. V.J. Modi, Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Mathematics
229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
Pharmacology Seminar
Neurochemistry of Cholinergic Nerve Terminals. Dr. Brian Collier, MRC Visiting
Professor, Pharm.n"herapeutics, McGill U.
IRC #5 from 11:30-12:30pm. Call 228-
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
No Conference today. Call 875-4156.
Classics Lecture
Marathonian Monstrosities.
Prof. Gordon Shrimpton,
Classics, UVIC. Buchanan
A204 at 12:30pm. Call
English Poetry Reading
Sponsored by Canada Council. Abraham: A Poem of Recognition and Recovery. Colin Browne, Writer and Filmmaker,
SFU. Buchanan Penthouse from 12:30-
1:20pm. Call 228-5129.
Music Wednesday
Noon-Hour Series
Gregory Cox, trombone; Nancy Bussard,
piano. Tickets $2 at the door. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Free Breathing
Techniques Class
Chi Leung Breathing Practices for Health,
Relaxation, Meditation and Strengthening.
Freeadmission. Faculty Club Music Room
at 12 noon. Call 228-2708.
Graduate Student Society
Female Grad Support Network informal
panel discussion. Success is Possible.
Drs. Maria Klawe, Head, Computer Science, N.E. Salcudean, Head, Mech. Engineering and Nancy Sheehan, Dean, Education. Grad Student Centre Garden
Room at 12:30pm. Call 228-3203.
Combined Obstetrics/Gynaecology Seminar
m     Hormonal and Other Influences on Fetal
^    Water Metabolism.   Dr. Anthony Perks,
Zoology, UBC.  Grace Hospital 2N35 at
1pm. Call 875-2334.
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
l Eating Disorders Group. Speaker to be
announced.  St. Paul's Hospital Hurlbert
,+• Auditorium from 8-9am. Coffee and muffins at 7:45am. Call 228-7325.
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speaker Series
Round-Up Week.   No visiting speaker.
*     Call 228-3508.
Planning Lecture Series
Negotiation in Sustainable Development:
The Twin-Tracking and Galiano Experience. Andrew R. Thomson, Law, UBC.
Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 228-5725.
UBC Symphony Noon Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra. Eric Wilson,
director. Freeadmission. Old Auditorium
at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Vancouver School of Theology
Mutchmor Lectures
J.R. Mutchmor , The Man, The Times,
The Issues. An evaluation of the 1940s
and 50s in United Church History, II:30am.
From Ashes to Fire-The Challenge of the
Past to the Present and Future. Exploring
leadership for contemporary society,
7:30pm. Both lectures, The Very Rev. W.
Clarke MacDonald in the Chapel of the
Epiphany, 6050 Chancellor Blvd. Call 228-
Happy Birthday Aquarians Party
Meet your fellow faculty Aquarians in a
unique evening. Faculty Club Main Dining Room at 6pm. Call 228-3803.
FRIDAY, FEB. 9     j
Faculty Development
Project Workshop
Stress: The Complex Lives of the Contemporary Academic. Clarissa G. Green,
Assoc. Prof. Nursing, UBC. Buchanan
Penthouse from 9am-12noon. Call 222-
UBC Symphony
Evening Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra. Eric Wilson,
director. Free Admission. Old Auditorium
at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Institute of Asian
Research Seminar
Worklife in Japan: Past and
Present Series. Multi-functional Versus Single-functional Worker: Efficiency for
Whom?    Prof. Tomomichi Yoshikawa,
Research Assoc., IAR, UBC, on leave
from EconVBus. Admin., Yokohama City
U.  Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm.  Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Solids Circulation in Spouted and Spout-
Fluid Beds with Draft Tubes. James Muir,
Graduate student, Chem. Eng., UBC.
Chem. Eng. 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
Health Care/Epidemiology
Technology Diffusion: The Troll Under the
Bridge. Dr. Arminee Kazanjian, Assoc. Dir.
Health Services R&D, UBC and Kathy Friesen, MSc. Mather Bldg.253 from 9-10am.
Call 228-2772.
Sat. Feb. 3
Third World Debt:
Their Problem or
Ours? Prof. Paul
Krugman, Economics,
Sat. Feb. 10
Earthquakes in B.C.   Dr. Garry Rogers,
Pacific Geoscience Centre, Victoria.
All lectures at 8:15 pm in IRC #2.
Frederic Wood
Co-production with the
School of Music. Sweeny
Todd: The Demon Barber
of Fleet Street. Music and Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh
Wheeler. Director, French Tickner. Continues through Feb. 3. Reservations recommended. FWT curtain time, 8pm. See
Room 207 of FWT or call 228-2678.
Speakers Bureau
More than 200 faculty and professional
staff available to speak to your group,
usually without a charge. Topics range
from Dream Analysis to The Impact of
Television on Young People. Call 228-
Faculty Development
Project Workshop
Designing and Using Tests in University
Courses: Workshop in Two Sessions. Dr.
R.F. Conry, Assoc. Prof., Educ. Psychology/Special Education. Wednesdays Feb.
7 and 21. Family and Nutritional Sciences
30 from 2:30-4:30pm. Call 222-5249.
Office for Women
Students Workshop
Assertiveness for Women: Three-session
workshop. Basic communication skills for
a wide range of social settings. Free
admission. Registration required. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20th. Brock 204D
from 12:30-2.:20pm. Call 228-2415.
Centre for Continuing Education
Reading, Writing and Study
Skills Centre
Increase your reading speed and comprehension, improve your written communication, prepare for the English Composition Test. Still some space available in
non-credit courses. Communication
courses starting in February/March include
Media Interview Techniques, The Writer's
Craft, Travel Writing and the Artful Business of Freelance Writing. Call 222-5245.
Language Programs
and Services
French in Action multimedia language program,
Levels l-V. Tuesday and
Thursday evenings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Beginner Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin
and Cantonese, Tuesday evenings and
Saturday mornings. Elementary and advanced levels in all languages, Thursday
evenings. Business Japanese Level I and
II and Teaching Languages to Adults also
available. Spanish Immersion Program in
Cuernavaca, Mexico, Feb. 26-Mar. 16.
Call 222-5227.
Social Sciences Lecture Series
The Golden Age of Russian Literature.
Dr. Peter Petro, Slavonic Studies. Continuing Mondays until Feb. 26. Fee: $54.
Lasserre 105 from 7:30-9pm. Call 222-
The Religions of Tibet: A Survey of Their
History and Practices. Dwight A.
Tkatschow, doctoral candidate, Religious
Studies, U. of Toronto. Tuesdays, Jan.
30-Mar. 6. Fee: $85. Family/Nutritional
Sciences 40 from 7:30-9:30pm. Call 222-
Journey Inward, Journey Outward: A Survey of the World's Religions: Eastern
through to the New Age Movement. Linda
Christenses, sessional lecturer, Religious
Studies, UBC. Wednesdays. Section I,
Jan.31 -Feb.21; Section II, Mar. 7-28. Fee:
$56 each or $98 for both. Call 222-5237.
The Tantric Tradition. Dwight A.
Tskatschow, doctoral candidate, Religious
Studies, U. of Toronto. Thursdays, Feb.
1-Mar. 8. Fee: $85. Lasserre 107 from
7:30-9:30pm. Call 222-5237.
Media Literacy: Behind the news. George
Somerwill, CBC Paris correspondent.
Mondays, Feb. 5 and 12. Fee: $36.
Family/Nutrit. Sciences 40 from 7:15-
9:30pm. Call 222-5237.
Lifestyle Programs
Workshop: Reframing Self-image and
Building Self-Esteem. Dr. Arthur Ridgeway, Reg. Psychologist. Fee: $120. Bring
Lunch. SatVSun., Feb3/4, Health Sciences
Psych Unit 2N A/B from 9am-5:30pm. Call
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Dermatology Acne Study
Volunteers 13-30 years with moderate to
severe acne required. Must be able to
attend 5 visits over a 12-week period.
Honorarium $50 to be paid upon completion. Call Sherry at 874-8138.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months. Participants will look for patterns
in their physical and social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines-men and
women aged 18-60, non-pregnant, no
pacemakers, no intracranial clips and no
metal fragments in the eye. University
Hospital employees excluded. Call June
8am and 4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228-
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents on important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed: 13-19 year old
girls and one or both of their parents. Call
Lori Taylor at 733-0711.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
School of Rehab Medicine is seeking interstitial lung disease subjects in order to
study the effect of this disorder in response
to submaximal exercise. Call Frank Chung
at 228-7708.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory.
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Call 228-4037. Forms
for appointments available in Room 210,
Ponderosa Annex C.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200 or call
Late afternoon curling. Experienced curlers and those wishing to learn are welcome. Thunderbird, Tuesdays, 5:15-7:15.
Call Paul Willing, 228-3560 or Alex Fin-
layson, 738-7698 (eve.)
Badminton Club
Faculty, staff and Grad Student Badminton Club meets Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm
and Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees,
$15 until April with valid UBC Library card.
Call Bernard at 731-9966.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesday. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches and tabletopics. Guests
are welcome. SUB at 7:30pm. Call
Sulan at 597-8754.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation,
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, is administering a
physical fitness assessment program.
Students, $25, others $30. Call 228-4356.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday,
noon-3pm. Task Force BkJg. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Neville        Scarfe
Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.   Free admission.   Open all year.
Families interested in planting, weeding and watering in the garden,
call Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-3pm. until
mid-March. Free admission.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm until
mid-March. Free admission.
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place an ad, phone 228-4775 UBCREPORTS Jan.25.1990       8
Copp awarded Rorer prize
Dr. Harold Copp, founding head of UBC's
Department of Physiology, has been awarded
The Rorer Foundation International Prize for
Progresses in Therapy.
The award was in recognition of Dr. Copp's
discovery of calcitonin at UBC in 1961, a
hormone in use worldwide for the treatment of
Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from the
bone, making it brittle and easily broken. It is
the third leading cause of death in women over
60, after heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Copp was head of the Department of
Physiology from its inception in 1950 until his
retirement in 1980. He remains active in research at UBC.
The award was presented to Dr. Copp at the
recent International Congress on Osteoporosis
in Rome.
UBC's Dean of Commerce Peter Lusztig
has been appointed to a one-person commission
by Agriculture and Fisheries Minister John Savage to investigate problems in B.C.'s $145-mil-
lion fruit industry.
For the last six years, the government has
subsidized the troubled industry to the tune of
Lusztig, who participated in an earlier royal
commission on the automobile insurance industry in 1936, has been asked to develop solu-
tions and a long-range industry strategy. Operating
on an unusually tight time
frame, he is scheduled to
report to Cabinet by March,
During the next three
months, Lusztig will carry
out a financial analysis of
all industry sectors, including production, packaging,
processing and marketing,
and identify the constraints and opportunities
which affect the industry. Hearings will be held
at five sites in the Okanagan and in Creston.
Lusztig has appointed three experts to the
commission: Agricultural Economics Professor
and Department Head Richard Barichello, as director of research; Law Professor Joost Blom, as
commission counsel; and UBC alumnus David
Buchan, currently employed by the Ministry of
Agriculture, as commission secretary.
Basil Stuart-Stubbs, director of the School of
Library, Archival and Information Studies, is the
first Canadian to be appointed to the board of
directors of the Council on Library Resources.
The Washington, D.C.-based council was established in 1956 to help libraries take advantage
of emerging technologies to improve operating
performance and expand services for an increasing number of users.
Stuart-Stubbs, who also teaches management
of libraries and archives, and publishing and the
book trade in Canada, began his term in November.
Judith Johnston, director of UBC's School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences, has received the
Editor's Award from the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
for her article, Generalization: The Nature of
Johnston's article discusses the reasons why
language education for atypical children frequently
leads to limited improvement. It also includes
suggested strategies for making this education
more effective.
Johnston is a developmental psychologist and
speech-language pathologist with expertise in
children's language learning.
The article appeared in the association's research journal, Speech, Language, Hearing Services in Schools. This is the second time Johnston
has been the recipient ofthe award.
English Department Professor Andrew
Parkin has been honored by the Council
of Editors of Learned Journals, a U.S.-
based, international professional association of editors.
Parkin, who retired in 1988 as editor of
the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, was
named most distinguished retiring editor
of a learned journal. He was cited for
excellence in editorial performance.
Parkin, who teaches drama and Irish
literature, edited the journal for 14 years
before stepping down.
Setty Pendakur, a professor in the
School of Community and Regional Planning, has been appointed to the board of
advisors of Canadian Bionic Research Ltd.
Pendakur, who teaches housing and
transportation infrastructure and planning
for developing countries, will advise on
public health, environmental and transportation issues in relation to miniaturized technology.
Canadian Bionic Research Ltd. is concerned with miniaturization in electronics
and its application in the public health
Pharmacy features
interactive displays
at Open House
UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences hopes to help people live better lives by demonstrating how pharmaceutical research has led to improved drugs and dosage forms and to
a deeper understanding of disease and
treatments during Open House.
An interactive approach to the design of many of the events and displays in development will encourage
the public to actively participate, said
Simon Albon, chairman of Pharmaceutical Sciences* Open House project
Visitors to the faculty during Open
House can have everything from their
blood pressure to their home-made
wine tested. Other demonstrations
planned include: ear and eye drop
administration; breathalyzer testing;
liver function diagnosis; pregnancy
testing; analysis of antibiotic residues
in farmed fish; and urine testing for
The manufacturing and professional
practice labs will also be open to the
public for demonstrations on the small-
scale production of tablets, capsules,
suppositories and creams. Complementing this activity will be a slide
presentation showing the manufacture
of tablets by industry, from receipt of
raw materials to dispatch of final products.
Another highlight will be the brown
bag program, a special service for seniors during Open House.
The program, organized through the
Seniors' Drug Action Program and
sponsored by the provincial government, encourages seniors to collect
their medications in a specially provided brown bag. UBC pharmacists
will be on hand to review the medications currently taken by the patient,
then counsel them on their proper use.
The pharmacists may also screen for
potential drug interactions and alert the
patients about their concerns.
A presentation of the Nordic Laboratories video, Mr. Finley's Pharmacy,
will also be featured. Aimed at children age seven to nine, the drug awareness and safety video teaches youngsters about prescription drugs and the
role ofthe pharmacist.
A few of the other attractions include: historical displays of early contraceptive devices and pharmaceutical
implements and artifacts; a poison prevention booth; patient medication
counselling; a poster presentation on
prescription pricing; and a slide presentation on blood disorders which may
give some clues to folklore about
vampires and werewolves.
All five divisions within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences —
Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology and
Toxicology, Pharmacy Administration,
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutics — are participating in the
Open House project.
"This is a completely student organized and operated event," said
Albon. "Their incredible enthusiasm is
running the whole show. They're working hard, with the assistance of faculty
members, to ensure there's something
for everyone who visits us at the Cunningham Building and the IRC. It will
be an entertaining and educational three
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Eating clinics to help
students with diet
UBC's Outreach Nurse Margaret
Johnston was worried, but not surprised, when a student told her that she
ate spaghetti most nights because it
was cheap and easy to prepare.
That's why Johnston and fourth-
year Family and Nutritional Sciences
student Jennifer Wing have organized
Healthy Eating clinics for UBC students.
"We're trying to promote eating for
good health," said Johnston. "The clinics have nothing to do with dieting.
Approximately 95 per cent of diets fail.
Our aim is to educate students about
sound eating habits now that will last a
lifetime and support an overall healthy
Anyone with an eating disorder such
as bulimia or anorexia is referred to the
Student Health Service which, in cooperation with the Student Counselling
and Resource Centre, sponsors a treatment group.
Johnston said the majority of participating students either live on their
own or in campus residences. They
have poor eating habits for a variety of
reasons. Most complain they don't have
time to eat properly. Students dash from
classes to recreational activities to social engagements, grabbing whatever
is readily available, Johnston said.
"Lunch is often a chocolate bar or a
Others simply don't know how to
cook, or buy the wrong foods because
they are cheap." They're not making
wise food choices," Johnston said.
Engineering student Kristine Ed-'
wards began attending the clinics to
learn more about what she should and
shouldn't eat. Edwards realized she
wasn't eating well and decided to do
something about it.
"Living on my own, I rarely cooked
a meal for myself," said Edwards. "I
would order pizza or Chinese food, eat
at McDonald's or just skip meals in-
Photo by Media Services
Margaret Johnston (left) and student Jennifer Wing check the facts on
food for UBC students interested in eating for health.
stead. The clinics provide me with easy
access to the information I need to
make healthy food choices. Now, I'm
trying to use that information in my
day-to-day living."
Students attending the clinics learn
how to identify their current eating
patterns and how to recognize the
strengths and weaknesses of their diet.
They also receive information on
making wise food choices based on
the four food groups in Canada's Food
Guide, in addition to facts on a variety
of subjects including calories in alcohol, fats in fowl and vegetarian diets.
The group also provides support to
its members to help them implement
changes to their diet and achieve, as
well as maintain, a healthy body
Other issues which may affect eating habits such as time management,
stress management, self-acceptance
and exercise are also part of the clinics' approach to educating about
healthy eating techniques. In addition,
students may learn tips about eating
during festive occasions, residence
food and dining in restaurants, such as
choosing a tomatoe-base pasta sauce
instead of a cream-base sauce from the
Each clinic operates for four consecutive weeks. Johnston and Wing
meet the participants once each week
for an hour-long session at lunchtime.
For more information, call 228-7011.
Driving tours
Research units join in 75th
UBC's two research forests and
research farm may be located in distant parts of the province, but they too
will be part of the university's 1990
*       UBC's Oyster River Research Farm
•» on Vancouver Island is taking steps in
1990 to make sure the growing number of visitors get the most out of their
visit to the 640-hectare research facility.
„ During the late spring and summer,
farm director Niels Holbek estimates
up to 3,000 people pull off the highway to see the working dairy farm
with its Holstein herd, associated agricultural research projects, forestry research areas and affiliated salmon
*■ hatchery.
+. Many of them are tourists or people
visiting friends and relatives in the area.
"If they have any kind of farming background, their hosts bring them along to
see the research farm," Holbeck ex-
„ plained.
With numbers steadily increasing,
" it's almost getting to be a problem,
Holbeck said. Groups of seven or more
visitors are offered a guided tour, but
the 10 permanent farm staff can't ac
commodate smaller groups or individuals. Plans for 1990 include producing
a self-guiding brochure and map which
visitors can pick up at the entrance and
follow a marked route through the facility, Holbeck said.
In addition, the Oyster River Research Farm will hold its annual open
house Sunday, July 8. The following
Monday it will open its doors for
Producer's Day, an event geared to
local dairy and beef farmers.
Research farm staff are currently
building a scale model of the farm to
display during UBC's Open House in
March. They anticipate more than 100
hours of accumulated time will go into
the model that visitors will be able to
view in the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences Building on campus.
On Saturday, June 23, the UBC/
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest will
lift its ban on vehicles to invite the
public to take a driving tour of the
forest. The rare opportunity is planned
in celebration of UBC's 75th anniversary and will be the first, and perhaps
only time visitors will be able to tour
by car the 5,153-hectare site with its
scenic backcountry views and quiet
lakes on the foothills of Golden Ears
Mountain. Deer, rabbits and other
wildlife abound throughout the area.
Visitors will be guided through a
set route and able to stop at feature
areas along the way which highlight
aspects of current forestry research.
More than 550 research projects have
been initiated since 1950 and much of
the work has garnered international
recognition. A training ground for future foresters, the research forest is used
by UBC, Simon Fraser University,
private researchers and federal and
provincial government researchers.
Visitors will be able to view old
growth forest, check out the display of
logging equipment and see cedar split
into shakes.
UBC's 9,000-hectare Alex Fraser
Research Forest, located less than 60
kilometres from Williams Lake, will
hold it's first Open House in Spring,
1990. Resident forester Ken Day said
a public display of management plans
for the area is scheduled, outlining
proposed harvesting and silviculture!
operations and road construction. The
public has unrestricted access to the
area for recreational activities.
Computer helps
logging trucks
stay on the road
On a routine trip down a steep mountain road, the log truck driver
notices on his computerized display that the oil temperature in the
truck's rear differential is climbing. He is on the radio to the dispatcher
immediately to say he's coming in to the maintenance shop to have the
differential checked.
Sophisticated computer electronics warned the driver of possible
mechanical failure avoiding a potential accident and saving the logging
company a costly repair bill. Such vehicle monitoring systems may
soon make this scenario commonplace in B.C. logging operations.
UBC Forestry Professor Glen Young and MacMillan Bloedel are
currently developing and testing such a system on three ofthe company's
25 logging trucks in the Franklin River Division, near Port Alberni.
Now in its second year, the project is funded by the Canadian Forestry
"It's a pro-active system which alerts the driver and dispatcher if any
of the critical mechanical components are operating outside of the
normal operating range," explained Young, a forest engineer and computer specialist. "It has the potential to save major engine wear and failure."
The system promises to reduce the number of expensive truck repairs, keep more vehicles on the job by keeping them out ofthe maintenance shop and decrease accidents caused by vehicle failure.
It also aids in more efficient use of the truck fleet by relaying information from all vehicles to a central dispatcher, where an electronic
map indicates the location of vehicles in the logging area and their
status in a near real-time display.
"Dispatchers can better determine where the trucks are and make
better plans," Young said. "It will eliminate trial and error."
Hardware and installation will cost about $10,000 per vehicle. But
while those figures may seem high, the alternatives are even higher—
between $40,000 and $60,000 to repair a major engine failure and about
$350,000 to purchase a new log truck.
Young estimates the system the pay-back period for the system will
be about one to one and a half years. Once it's proven to be commercially viable and accepted by the forest industry, new trucks could roll
off the assembly line at the factory with the system already installed,
Young said.
The system works through 28 sensors installed throughout the truck
measuring critical areas such as oil pressure, temperature and level in
the engine and drive train. Every five seconds, readings are taken and
relayed to the driver on the in-cab display, transmitted to the dispatcher,
and stored in the base computer for later retrieval. Daily truck performance reports allow detailed performance analyses and prediction of
mechanical failure.
Similar systems are being developed elsewhere for other transport
sectors, but "forestry has its own set of problems," Young explained.
Part of his task is to prove the system can improve the efficiency and ,
safety of log hauling in the harsh environment of coastal logging.
"We're quite optimistic about the potential of this technology in our
industry," he said.
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There are many perceptions about tuition fees at The University of British Columbia and the level of student aid available. The following questions are among
those that are often asked. We are providing a set of answers to these common
questions for all members of the University community.
1. Q. How does the undergraduate
arts and science tuition at UBC compare
with that at other universities across Canada.
A. The list below shows that the 1989-
90 Arts and Science tuition fee is less than
that in the Maritime universities and less
than $100 higher than that in Ontario.
1 Mount Allison $1935
2. University of New Brunswick 1875
3. Acadia University 1870
4. St. Francis Xavier U. 1825
5. King's College 1808
6. Mount Saint Vincent U. 1780
7. St Mary's University 1780
8. Universite de Sainte Anne 1760
9. Prince Edward Island 1720
10. Dalhousie University 1710
11. University of Moncton 1675
12. UBC 1605
13. Simon Fraser University 1560
14. University of Victoria 1545
15. University of Toronto 1520
16. University of Waterloo 1518
17. University of Western Ontario 1517
18. Queen's University 1517
19. McMaster University 1516
In Quebec, tuition is $550 and has been
set at that level for many years. It will
increase by 130% over the next two years
to over $1200.
Tuition in Alberta is
Tuition in Manitoba is
for Arts and
for Science
Tuition in Saskatchewan is
Tuition in Newfoundland is
2.   Q. What changes are
planned for
the coming year -1990-91 ?
A. a. In Quebec, tuition will increase by 130% in the next two: years.
b. In Ontario tuition will rise by
c. At UBC tuition is planned to
rise by 4.8% to $1685.
d. At SFU it is planned to rise
by 5.3% to $1,650.
3. Q. People often ask how our undergraduate arts and science tuition compares to that at the major private universities in the United States.
A. A more useful question is how does
it compare to that at major state-supported
universities. This is a sample list for comparable major U.S. state universities (in
state fees) for 1988-89.
University of California, Berkeley
University of Illinois        2788
Indiana University 2183
Purdue University 2032
University of Iowa 1826
University of Maryland 2069
University of Minnesota 2226
State University of New York
Ohio State University 2190
Penn State University 3634
University of Washington1827
University of Wisconsin 2004
UBC 1432 ($US)
4. Q. How do graduate tuition fees
compare with other Canadian universities?
A. Tuition is usually divided into program and post-program fees. Program
fees are those charged during the required
residence period for the degree sought
while the post-program fee is that paid for
the years beyond the required program. A
sample of these fees for 1989-90 is provided.
6.   Q. How has the tuition changed in
the past few decades?
Tuition Fee
Indexed to
CPU 989-
When corrected for inflation, tuition
levels at UBC have changed remarkably
little in the past twenty-five years and more.
7.   Q. Do we have higher tuition rates
for students in professional programs?
A. There are higher tuition levels
in most professional programs. At UBC
these can be as high as $2,762 for students in Medicine and in Dentistry.
1989-90 Tuition Fees for Graduate Students
*These total amounts are not necessarily paid
in equal installments in each of the two or
three years.
5. Q. Does UBC charge a higher tuition for international students attending
UBC on student visas?
A. a. At the undergraduate level
students on student visas are charged 21/
2 times the Canadian (or residents) fee.
But this increment is waived in cases in
which students are attending UBC on formal exchange agreements, either directly
with other universities or where the students are sponsored by agencies such as
CIDA. Less than 1% of our undergraduates are here on student visas. We plan to
increase this to about 5%. The practice of
higher tuition for international students is
common to all universities across Canada.
b. At the graduate level international
students pay the same tuition as Canadian students. Nearly all universities in
Canada require graduate students to pay
tuition that is 2 to 2 1/2 times that paid by
Canadian students. At present 22% of our
graduate students come from outside Canada.
8. Q. What proportion of the
university's operating revenues is derived
from the tuition fees and how has this
changed over time?
Credit Cours
Fees as %
of University
*This is the percentage of the operating
budget only. The operating budget is quite
separate from the capital budget.
9. Q. Since there was a 10% increase
in tuition for 1989-90, why should there be
any increase in 1990-91 ?
A. The 10% increase for 1989-90 was
composed of two parts. One part reflected
the ongoing increases in operating costs.
The second part reflected the fact that the "■
university did not have a balanced base
budget. Substantial cuts were taken in the
budgets of all parts of the university to
ensure that we could approach a balanced
base operating budget. Costs of university expenses such as supplies, materials i
for laboratories, computing access, library
books and many other items rise in cost
faster than the rate of inflation. To be sure
that we can retain and attract the best
faculty and staff our salaries must continue to return to a competitive level. Much
has been done in this regard, but more still
needs to be done.
10. Q. What is meant by accessibility?
A. This word is widely used by different '
people to mean different things. From the
student point of view it may mean any of
the following.
a. Can I afford to go to University? >
b. Am I academically qualified
to be admitted to a University?
c. Can I be admitted to the program of my choice or aPa lucttttofr UfrtW
From the university point of view it can
have quite different meanings such as;
a. Are qualified and outstanding students, who wish to, able to attend
university without financial barriers?
b. With the funds available from
government and from tuition, how many -
students can we responsibly provide with
a quality education?
11. Q. What has the university done to
ensure accessibility from the point of view
of adequately funded places for students? ,
A. a. University places were expanded in the 1960s when two other universities were created in the province.
Community Colleges were created and
were given the responsibility to provide
first and second year university transfer
programs. These steps provided more
places for post-secondary students and at
many locations around the province. In
UBC's draft mission statement released in
the summer of 1988, the university argued
for more degree granting places at locations outside the Lower Mainland. UBC
now has an active partnership with Cariboo College and Okanagan College to
provide degree granting opportunities outside the lower Mainland. Similar programs
exist at Malaspina College with the University of Victoria and there are active
plans for a degree granting institution in
Prince George. These have been funded
by the Access Program announced by the
provincial government in March 1989. This
increase in places to ensure accessibility
was strongly encouraged by UBC. The
plan announced in March, 1989 will increase accessibility by 15,000 places. Some of these will be at four (possibly
five) new locations.
Demand for places at the graduate
t level is also increasing sharply. UBC plans
> to increase accessibility at this level. We
expect to be adequately funded to create
these new places. The provincial five
year accesibility plan calls for a significant
increase in places at this level also.
¥ b.       We have fought hard to en
sure that our revenue increased fast
enough so that we did not have to reduce
the numbers of faculty and students. Operating grants from the province covering
v their share of the university's operating
y revenue have risen in the past two years
at rates above inflation. We welcome the
plan of the provincial government to provide funding on a per student basis that
will rise to nationally competitive levels.
A        12. Q. What steps has UBC taken with
regard to provincial student aid?
A. We have encouraged the provincial government to introduce a major
[ new student aid program. This was done
L,. in 1987-88. In 1989-90 UBC handled
$30.0 million of B.C. Student Assistance,
Canada Student Loan and other provincial assistance.
,        13. Q.   What assistance does UBC
^   provide directly for undergraduate student
scholarships and bursaries?
A. In the 1988-89 session, from
endowment and trust funds UBC provided
i approximately $1.9 million in scholar-
^ ships and bursaries to all students. The
endowment funds supporting undergraduate awards now total $23 million. Approximately $450,000 is awarded each
year in UBC funded student loans. The
development campaign is raising substantial endowments to provide additional
scholarship and bursary assistance to a
*■ wide range of students. These funds privately raised are being matched by the
provincial government. There is also a
new Canada scholarship program that in
1989-90 provided $400,000 to students in
science and engineering.
* From the operating budget UBC
provided a total of $1.7 million for undergraduate scholarships and for undergraduate and graduate bursaries in 1988-89. In
1989-90 we allocated an additional
* $300,000 from the operating fund to the
* bursary program and started to assign
$100,000 a year of parking fine money to
endow a bursary program that is eventually scheduled to reach a level of
| Since 1988-89 the province has
matched all endowed scholarships that
were provided for undergraduates. This
alone led to an endowment base increase
of $1.0 million. This is entirely separate
from campaign matched donations. A four-
year summary for student awards is shown
14. Q. Does UBC provide work opportunities for undergraduate students?
A. We administer about $1,000,000
from the provincial work-study program.
In addition to this many units on campus
(e.g. Athletics, AMS, Library, Student
Housing, Food Sen/ices etc.) provide direct part-time work opportunities estimated
at several million dollars per year.
15. Q. What provision is made to support graduate students?
A. Sources of support include internal fellowships and teaching assistant-
ships both from the operating budget and
research assistantships from research
grants and contracts. There are also a
number of endowed scholarships and
awards as well as fellowship support from
external bodies such as NSERC, CIDA
and many others.The total expenditure in
these categories in the 1988888-89 fiscal
year was approximately $22.4 million.
In 1989-90 an additional $1,000,000
was added to the graduate fellowship
budget and $750,000 was added to the
teaching assistantship budget.
Graduate awards are also a target
of the fund raising campaign and we are
having considerable success in this. These
endowments are matched by the provincial government.
16. Q. Is there a financial advantage to
individual students because they have
graduated from university?
A. The unemployment rate among
university graduates is much lower than it
is for non-graduates. It has been estimated that (including the effect of foregone income during the student years) the
rates of return on the "investment" in tuition is 10% per year. This is a remarkable
return on investment indeed for those
whoare privileged to attend university.
17. Q. How do the people of British
Columbia feel about tuition?
A. A recent public opinion poll
shows that 83% believe that students
should pay tuition. 66% believe that the
present tuition level is about right or even
too low.
18. Q. Where can I learn more about
the question of tuition in Canadian universities?
A. David Stager published a book
in 1989 called "Focus on Fees" on behalf
of the Council of Ontario Universities. This
book examines many aspects of the tuition question. A major conclusion is that
tuition levels have very little effect on accessibility to university. In fact the mix of
the population that attends university is
almost the same whether there is no tuition, whether it is as low as in Quebec or
as high as it is in the Maritimes.
19. Q. How is the fund raising campaign helping students?
About half of the $132 million target
will provide new academic buildings - including a new library and a new Centre for
the Creative and Performing Arts. This
will include studios and spaces for the
Fine Arts departments. Independently of
the campaign the provincial government
has included three buildings that will be
funded in the five year government plan.
These include Forestry Science, Advanced
Materials and a Centre for Integrated
Computer Systems at a further cost of $75
million. All of these will provide new spaces
for students and faculty for teaching and
research. In addition, government has approved the funding for a student services
complex to be built adjacent to Brock Hall.
We expect to start construction in the
Summer/Fall of 1990.
The other half of the campaign,
about $66 million, will largely fund endowed
chairs and endowed scholarships and
bursaries. Already we have commitments
that will lead eventually to 20 endowed
chairs in all parts of the university. Some
gifts of equipment are also being received.
Private donors have been encouraged in
their giving by the provincial matching program and in general have been pleased to
have their gifts allocated to the priorities
that were established by the universityin
consultation with faculties and departments. The Case Statement includes
stated needs in all parts of the university.
19 15-1990
Fiscal Year
Endowment Principal
(March 31)
($ million)
($ million)
(NOTE: A part of the income from the Killam Fellowship Fund is also used for Senior
Research Fellows and Killam Post-Doctoral Fellowships. In 1988-89 the principle amount
of the Killam Fellowship Fund was approximately $13 million, with an expenditure of $1.3
million. Over 60 per cent of this expenditure was on graduate fellowships.)
Number*           Expendi-
Number of        Expendi-           Number of        Expendi-           BCSAP            BCSAP            Number
Total Amount
of Students       ture on
Students on      ture on
ture on
of Work-
tures on
(loans plus
on                    Scholar-
Bursaries          Bursaries
loans to
bursaries &
Scholarship      ships
1,626                 $1,900,727
1,308                 $1,530,771
1,828                 2,143,625
1,252                  1,507,080
1,697                 2,161,569
1,194                 1,449,615
1988-89        1,835                 2,228,490          1,072                 1,303,512
'Note: Excludes graduate fellowships and a few minor graduate scholarships.
More than 90% of this was spent for undergraduate awards. UBC REPORTS .Ian. 25.1990       10
10 years as department head
Hindmarch steps down
n Bob Hindmarch's 35-year
association with UBC he has
been star athlete, football,
hockey and basketball coach,
director of intramurals,
physical education professor and
athletics and sport services director.
Now, after 10 years as head of
UBCs Athletics and Sport Services
Department, Hindmarch, 59, is
making another change. He will
step down when his current term
ends June 30,1991.
"It's sure gone quickly," said
Hindmarch, adding that the next 18
months wiH give him time to consider his plans for the future. So
far, he has decided only to take
some time off.
As a student, Hindmarch was one
ofthe university's most versatile athletes playing on four Varsity teams
—football, baseball, hockey and bas-
ketbafl—and captaining the first two.
The first football game he ever
saw, he recalls, he was dressed and
ready to play. 1 had been to practices but I had never seen a game
before.    We didnt have TV," he
Hockey practices for the Varsity
team were an hour's ride away on
the streetcar at Vancouver's old
Hindmarch graduated in 1953
from UBC's Physical Education
program with the university's outstanding male athlete award and
Bob Hindmarch
taught and coached at a New Westminster high school after graduation.
When he returned to the campus
in 1955 as assistant football coach,
the area where the War Memorial
Gym and Aquatic Centre now stand
was forest and bush. In addition to
his coaching duties, he was director
of intramurals, and taught 26 hours a
week, including Saturday mornings.
"It was crazy," Hindmarch reminisces. But fun.
After 10 years as football coach, he
switched to hockey coach after managing the Canadian Olympic hockey
team which was based at UBC in
1963/64. It was the first of many
teams Hindmarch took to the Olym
pics and the beginning of a close affiliation with the Canadian Olympic
Association. He has served as COA
vice-president for the last nine years
and was Director and Chef de Mission at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
Along the way, he found the time to
earn a Master of Science degree in
1959 and a Doctor of Education in
1962 from the University of Oregon.
Hindmarch resigned from coaching 14 years ago and taught sports
medicine in the School of Physical
Education and Recreation before becoming athletics and sport services
director in 1980. At that time the
university was going through a difficult period financially, and Hindmarch
found himself a fundraiser as well as
One ofthe best tilings the university ever did, he says, was introduce
the athletic fee to ensure athletic programs continuous support "It put
die structure of athletics onto a proper
footing on which to work."
Hindmarch says UBC's sport and
athletic programs are currently number one.
"We are the best structured organization in the country and it reflects in
afl the programs. There's not one of
our programs* Intramurals, Recreation, Community Sports or Athletics
that I can think of that another university in the country does better," he
The UBC athletic program have produced more Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes than any other
Canadian university, and the second largest number of national
champions in Canadian Interuniv-
ersity Athletic Union competition
next to University of Toronto, he
Hindmarch says there have been
many high points in his directorship — more than can be counted
— but has enjoyed most the enthusiasm of our great student athletes.
Off-campus, Hindmarch has
been active in community sport at
all levels throughout his career.
An original member of the group
which attempted to get the Winter
Olympics for Whistler Mountain,
he was president of the Vancouver
Olympic Committee for four years.
Chair of the Hockey Development Council of Canada from 1977
to 1980 and Director ofthe Canadian Amateur Hockey Association
from 1969 to 1980, he has served
as President of the B.C. Sports
Federation and as chair ofthe federal government's sport and fitness programs
He is currently director of the
Man-in-Motion World Tour, chair
of the B.C. Summer and Winter
Games Advisory Committee and
member of the B.C. Sport Advisory Committee.
Hindmarch says he is looking
forward to the future. 1 love my
university, I love being here and
doing what I do. But the change
for me will be very good, and good
for the department"
Saturday morning series
Science lectures lure teens
Luring teenagers to a classroom on
a Saturday morning is not easy. But
the Science Faculty's lecture series is
doing it for the third consecutive year.
About 55 Grade 11 students travel
from as far away as Aldergrove, Port
Moody and White Rock to attend the
10 a.m. lecture and demonstration series, which regularly features some of
the university's best teachers and researchers.
"These students are showing a real
commitment. They're full of enthusiasm," said Alan Carter, who coordinates the series from the office of the
Dean of Science.
The goal of the program, initiated
by then Acting Dean of Science David
Dolphin, is to expose students in the
Lower Mainland to first rate science
and technology and make them aware
of UBC facilities and resources.
The increasingly popular program
is highly praised by science teachers
and attracts some of B.C.'s top science
students, many of them enroled in their
school's International Baccalaureate or
Advanced Placement programs. Several students who took part in the first
series two years ago have gone on to
win major provincial and university
The series, which began in November and will run until March, has expanded this year to include topics and
speakers from beyond the Faculty of
"The focus is still on the Science
Faculty, but we wanted to show some
ofthe applications of science and other
research that is being done elsewhere,"
said Carter.
Highlights include a tour of
TRIUMF and a panel discussion on
Tourist industry
names museum
top attraction
The UBC Museum of Anthropology was named Canada's outstanding
tourist attraction of 1989 at the recent
12th annual Canadian Travel and Tourism Industry awards.
The award, sponsored by Agent
Canada magazine, the national trade
magazine for travel agents and the
tourism industry, was presented Nov.
23 at a ceremony at Vancouver's Hyatt
Regency hotel.
The MOA was nominated for the
award by readers of the Vancouver-
based magazine.
Women in Science and Technology
with Helen Ching, B.C. Research and
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, Linda McCar-
gar, Family and Nutritional Sciences,
Kristin Orians, Oceanography/Chemistry and Maria Klawe, head of Computer Science. About half the participating students are female.
Another panel discussion, with
David Dolphin, Chemistry, Alison
Buchan, Physiology, and Dale Beyer-
stein, Philosophy, examined the role
and applications of science in society.
Other topics covered include genetics, psychology, particle physics and
North West Native Indian languages.
The sessions are held in various departments around campus so students
get to know the university.
Lecturers in this year's series include William Ovalle, Anatomy, David
Boyd, Mathematics, Michael Gerry,
Chemistry, Robert Hancock, Microbiology, Tony Griffiths, Botany, Anthony Perks, Zoology, Patricia Shaw,
Linguistics, John Pinel, Psychology,
Cathy Rankin, Psychology, Raymond
Andersen, Chemistry/Oceanography,
Gordon McBean, Geography and
Murray Isman, Plant Science. The Science Undergraduate Society has also
been invited to take part.
The Phoenix Chamber Choir won the BBC Silver Rose Bowl
Phoenix choir wins
a major award
The Phoenix Chamber Choir was
presented with major international
awards during a recent UBC concert
broadcast live in Europe.
The concert, co-sponsored by the
School of Music and the CBC, was in
celebration of the choir taking top honors at the Let the Peoples Sing international choral competition last May. The
mixed voice ensemble was the winner
of the BBC Silver Rose Bowl as best
overall choir and won first place in the
contemporary music category.
Held at the School of Music Recital
Hall, the concert was broadcast via
satellite to the national radio networks
of 18 countries through the auspices of
the European Broadcasting Union.
The choir is conducted by School
of Music Professor Cortland Hultberg
and many of its 18 singers are Music
Department alumni and former members of Hultberg's UBC Chamber Singers.
The concert, a blend of jazz, classical and popular choral music along
with seasonal Christmas favorites, was
heard across Canada at a later date on
the CBC Stereo program Choral Concert.


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