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April 1, 1981
Volume 27, Number 7
UCBC report favors expanded engineering
school at UBC, 850 more undergraduates
UBC's engineering school is looking
forward to expanding to 2,500
undergraduate students from 1,650.
The move is the key
recommendation in a report of the
Universities Council of B.C. on
engineering education in the province.
Applied Science Dean Martin
Wedepohl said he welcomes the
challenge to expand.
"It will mean," Dr. Wedepohl said,
a "badlv-needed updating of facilities
and an increase in the strength of our
faculty. We will be submitting details
of what will be needed to meet the
expansion to the Universities Council
as soon as possible."
UBC s engineering school has been
asked to develop immediately a
proposed program of planning for the
expansion which would include advice
from UBC engineering alumni and the
Association of Professional Engineers
of B.C.
The total projected enrolment of
2,500 for UBC is estimated by UBC
engineering school officials to be the
"critical" size for it to achieve
international repute.
The council's report, prepared by
an ad hoc committee on engineering
education chaired by Dr. P.R.
Sandwell, said there is an urgent need
to replace some of the obsolete
laboratory equipment in use in the
school.
Council members of the committee
besides Dr. Sandwell were D.A.
Freeman, Q.C., andJ.D.
Hetherington.
Non-council members seconded to
the committee were R.G. Fraser, past
president of the Association of
Professional Engineers of B.C.,
MacKenzie McMurray, past chairman
of Dominion Bridge Co. of Montreal,
Dr. W.G. Schneider, past president of
the National Research Council, and
C.N. Simpson, past president, H.G.
Acres & Co. of Toronto.
Copies of the council's report have
been sent to UBC, Simon Fraser
University and the University of
Victoria for comment. Both UVic and
SFU have indicated they want to
establish engineering schools. At the
moment, UBC has the only
engineering school in the province.
The council's report says UBC
should reach a total of 2,500 students
"by the middle or latter half of the
decade."
It also identifies UVic as the
location for a second engineering
school in the province and says UVic
officials should continue with planning
to establish one.
"The recommendation to proceed at
that location," the report says, "will be
made by the Universities Council of
B.C. when the need based on demand
is clearly perceived."
The report also says SFU should
continue to offer the first two years of
an engineering program that enables
students to transfer into accredited
engineering schools elsewhere.
At the present time, a series of
universities and colleges in the
province offer the first two years of
engineering as a "feeder" system to
UBC's engineering school.
The report says SFU has an
excellent foundation upon which to
build a third engineering school if and
when the need arises. SFU should be
encouraged to study a program of
engineering science based on its
present strengths in mathematics,
computing science, kinesiology and
other sciences.
The report also says a survey should
be conducted of high school and
undergraduate engineering students on
their attitude toward engineering as a
career. This is to find out some of the
reasons for the extremely low
enrolment of British Columbians in
engineering relative to other provinces.
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Friends and associates of Dora Hart, centre, staged a surprise gathering in the UBC Faculty Club last week to honor the
popular statistical analyst and office manager in the Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning. Dr. William Tetlow, left,
director of the analysis and planning office, presented an Eskimo carving to Ms. Hart, to mark her early retirement after a
20-year career on the UBC campus. A special guest at the reception was Dr. Norman MacKenzie, right, who was UBC's
president when Ms. Hart joined the UBC staff and who still takes an active interest in campus events at the age of 87.
Students warned, 'cheating is serious1
Caution.   Candidates guilty of any
of the following or similar dishonest
practices shall be immediately
dismissed from the examination and
shall be liable to disciplinary action.
That's what it says on the cover of
examination papers, and Registrar
Ken Young has issued a reminder that
cheating of any kind will be dealt with
severely by the University.
"I am concerned that some students
don't realize the gravity of the
situation," he said, "or  the penalties
that could follow."
The registrar noted that there is no
restitution for cheating. "It can't be
put back," he said.
Mr. Young also pointed out that the
UBC Calendar states clearly the
penalties for academic misconduct in
the form of cheating or plagiarism.
"Both give faculty the right to assign
a mark of zero," he said.
"Students registered at the
University of British Columbia are
expected to behave responsibly and
with proprietry. Where a student fails
to live up to these expectations, the
University reserves the right, under the
Universities Act, to take whatever
action it deems to be warranted by the
student's misconduct."
President Douglas Kenny said the
University stands for truth.
"There can be no excuse for
violation of the truth," he said. UBC Reports April 1, 1981
■ , . . .
ACROSS
Tuition fee increases of 10 per cent
are planned at the University of
Toronto. The increase, which must yet
receive final approval, will maintain
student tuition at 14.2 per cent of
general university income, the same
level as last year.
The new fee structure would
increase tuition in the Faculty of Arts
and Science to $915. The most
expensive academic area would remain
the Doctor of Medicine degree —
$1,198.
* * *
At the University of Waterloo in
Ontario, a code of ethics about
relationships between faculty, staff and
students is about to be drafted by a
presidential committee. The
committee will look at measures to
deal with sexual harassment, improper
financial arrangements, or other
situations in which it would be possible
to misuse or abuse position or
authority. The committee will be
concerned with personal ethics rather
than professional ethics, according to
university president Dr. Burt
Matthews.
In Quebec, the provincial
government's decision to raise foreign
student tuition fees will result in
increases of 176 per cent. Fees will
jump from $1500 to $4140. Foreign
students already registered in Quebec
universities will not have to pay the
full foreign student fee immediately.
Their fees will increase by $1000 a
year. Quebec universities and student
groups are protesting the decision.
If we run out of trees we can always
export education. At least, that's what
Hamming it up during 1st annual UBC faculty/staff golf tournament were five big-men-about-campus —  1956 vintage   Lead
rickshaw puller is Ron Jeffels, with Malcolm McGregor assisting.  The late Alec Wood is the passenger, with John McLean on
the right wheel and Tom Hughes on the left. The 25th annual tournament will be held April 30 at the University course.
Full information at 228-5407 or 228-3838.
Child health
talks published
A series of lectures sponsored by
UBC's Department of Paediatrics
during the International Year of the
Child in 1979 has been published
under the title Child Health Strategies.
The lectures were staged in honor of
the late Dr. Sydney Israels, head of
the UBC pediatrics department from
1964 to 1977, who died suddenly in
July, 1978.
Eleven leading researchers and child
health care experts from Canada, the
U.S., the United Kingdom and France
visited Vancouver to deliver the
memorial lectures, which have been
edited for publication by Dr. Roger
Tonkin, assistant professor of
pediatrics in UBC's Faculty of
Medicine.
The published lecture series is
available at $5 through Dr. Tonkin,
Division of Population Paediatrics, 250
West 59th Ave., Vancouver. V5X
1X2. Cheques should be made payable
to UBC.
Garden exhibit produced
A note of interest for art lovers and
green thumbs alike ....
The UBC Botanical Garden has
produced an art exhibition, entitled
Cloud Flowers: Rhododendrons East
and West, in celebration of the official
opening of its Asian Garden
component.
The exhibition features 47
watercolors of rhododendrons by 10
Canadian artists.
"UBC has an extensive collection of
rhododendrons which have been
selected and propogated for the past
25 years," said Rachel Mackenzie, a
member of the art committee of the
Friends of the Botanical Garden, (a
group of volunteers who assist the
garden with public events.)
"The 10 artists were invited to
choose their own specimens from the
UBC plants. The resulting paintings
show great diversity in color and
form."
Local artists contributing to the
exhibit are Helen Griffin and Lyn
Noble of Vancouver, Caren Heine of
Brentwood Bay and Mary Miles of
Lions Bay.
Other artists involved in the
exhibition are Robert Sinclair of
Alberta, and E.J. Revell, Harriet
Carter, Homer Moelchert, Sue
Tabuchi and Roxann Smith of
Ontario.
The exhibit opens May 5 at the
UBC Fine Arts Gallery and remains
here until fall. In September, it will
begin a cross Canada tour extending
from the Interior of B.C. to
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
In addition to the stops in Canadian
cities, the exhibit will be displayed at
the Hunt Institute for Botanical
Documentation in Pittsburgh, which
requested permission to display the
show.
This is the second show the
Botanical Garden has produced. Last
year an exhibit entitled Plantae
Occidentalis: 200 Years of Botanical
Art in British Columbia won critical
acclaim across Canada.
they're trying in Ontario, where the
government has set up a crown agency
to assemble packages of educational
expertise for foreigners to buy. The
Ontario Educational Services
Corporation would provide teachers as
well as curriculum development. "A
highway project, a communication
system, or a petrochemical plant
might need operator and maintenance
training to support the capital project
— training capability that can be
found within Ontario's educational
system," says Ontario education
minister Bette Stephenson. The agency
is expected to be self-supporting within
three years.
Career films
a success
in schools
Three 20-minute UBC productions
have become box-office hits in senior      <
secondary schools and community
colleges across the province.
They are video tapes put out by
University counsellor Rob Groeneboer
and Space and Audio-Visual's Tom
Moore, and they are on Forestry,
Mining and Mineral Process ■*
Engineering, and Metallurgical
Engineering.
And Groeneboer said the response
from schools and colleges to this form
of career counselling has been terrific,
despite minimal advertising.
"I'm sure we have sent cassettes to
at least half of the school districts in      «
the province," he said. "Some schools
just use them and return them, but
many schools or school districts have
made copies so they'll always have
them available."
There is no charge for the cassettes
on loan but anybody asking for a *"
permanent copy pays for the cost of
the tape, plus $10.
The full-color video tapes have high
student appeal because they give
young people a  feel' for working
conditions that is difficult to ^,
communicate in the traditional written
form.
"Students can identify with real
people in working situations that come
to life before their eyes," said UBC
counsellor Cheryl Brown.
The video tapes focus on the work    *■
environment, career options, job
responsibilities, career progression,
and academic preparation at the
secondary school and university level.
Faculties, Schools or Departments
interested in the use of audio-visual      ^
media to increase awareness of their      7
programs among prospective
University students can reach Rob
Groeneboer at 228-4347.
Interested students are welcome to
view the Forestry, Metallurgical
Engineering, and/or Mining and ^
Mineral Process Engineering tapes in
the Counselling Centre, Ponderosa
Annex F. Call 228-3811 to arrange a
viewing time. UBC Reports .April.U -1981
'GRANT-
DC/V9LINCS
Faculty members wishing more
information about the following
research grants should consult the
Research Administration Grant
Deadlines circular which is available in
departmental and faculty offices. If
further information is required, call
228-3652 (external grants) or 228-5583
(internal grants).
May 1
• Alberta Oil Sands Tech. and
Research Authority Research
Contract.
• Bell, Max Foundation Research
Grant.
• Distilled Spirits Council of U.S.
Grants-in-aid for Research.
• NSERC: Strategic Grants Division
Equipment Grant.
• NSERC: Strategic Grants Division
Strategic — Open Areas.
• NSERC: Strategic Grants Division
Strategic Grant.
• SSHRC: International Relations
Division Grants to Canadian
Scholars to Lecture Abroad.*
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
General Research.
May 5
• Hamber Foundation Grant.
May 15
• Canadian Foundation for Ileitis
and Colitis Research Grant.
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
Arctic Grants.
May 29
• Science Council of B.C. Research
Grant.
May 31
• Royal Society of New Zealand
Captain James Cook Fellowship.
• Spencer, Chris Foundation
Grants.*
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Population Aging: Research
Workshops.
• first time for grant.
Note: All external agency grant
application forms must be signed by
the Head, Dean, and Dr. R.D.
Spratley. Applicant is responsible for
sending form to agency.
Science Council
gives more time
The deadline for nominations to the
t second annual Science Council of B.C.
awards in science and engineering
have been postponed to April 30.
The council offers awards in four
categories — natural sciences, health
sciences, engineering and applied
sciences, and industrial innovation.
There are awards for senior
researchers who have made significant
contributions in their field and for
younger investigators showing promise.
Winner of the first gold medal of
the council last year was Prof. Harold
Copp, discoverer of the calcium-
regulating hormone calcitonin. Dr.
Copp was former head of physiology in
UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
Further information on award
nominations can be obtained from Dr.
M.A. Cairns, Science Council of B.C.,
273-0788.
Garbage and dishes left lying around the Student Union Building plaza during sunny lunch hours have become a concern to
members of the President's safety committee. At the committee's March 24 meeting, Mr. Herman Bless, a technical service
coordinator in the Department of Physics, voiced his concern that dishes and garbage left on the stairs around SUB were a
safety hazard. Committee members are urging people to use proper garbage receptacles and return dishes to the cafeteria to
reduce health and safety hazards.
Special Education programs 'intense'
An increasing number of
handicapped children are being
integrated into public schools in the
province and UBC is playing a major
role in this development.
The University is providing many of
the teachers who work with these
children through three diploma
programs offered within the
Department of Educational Pyschology
and Special Education in the Faculty
of Education.
Dr. Sally Rogow, head of UBC's
diploma program in education of
visually impaired children, said the
integration can be very successful
when there are good support services
for the children in the schools.
"I think attitudes play a large role
in how successful these children are in
their integration into public schools,"
she said. "It's good for the children to
come into a positive atmosphere with
people who are trained to help them
learn."
In addition to regular classroom
settings, children with visual, hearing
and mental disabilities are taught in
special classes within public schools
and in specialized centres.
The three diploma programs that
UBC offers to train teachers in this
field are one-year programs in
education of the visually impaired, the
deaf and the mentally retarded. It is
preferred that applicants for the
program hold a B.Ed degree but it's
not essential.
"We didn't want to close the door
on people who might be gifted
teachers and have experience working
with disabled children but who didn't
have certification," said Prof. David
Kendall, area co-ordinator for special
education within the educational
psychology and special education
department.
The program for teachers of visually
impaired children is the most recent of
the three. Dr. Sally Rogow began
organizing it five years ago, and some
of the courses were offered under the
diploma program in learning
disorders. It was offered for the first
time as the program for teachers of
the visually impaired in the 1979-80
academic year. It's the first university-
level diploma program of its kind
offered in Canada.
Students in the program do course
work in curriculum and methods for
teaching the visually impaired,
orientation and mobility, braille and
braille reading and related special
education courses in language
aquisition and development.
The program also emphasizes work
with multihandicapped blind children.
Student teaching weeks (15 in total)
are spent in regular classrooms where
a blind student is participating, special
classrooms designed for
multihandicapped blind students,
hospital or agency settings, early
intervention programs (where student
teachers work with infants to develop
learning skills), resource rooms and
itinerant programs.
"The program is very intense," said
Dr. Rogow. "Even when the students
are out on practicum, they come back
to the campus at 4 p.m. for afternoon
and evening courses. What makes the
program work is the selection of
students. It's a matter of getting
people who have a commitment to the
field, people who are aware of the
importance of the work."
The diploma program for teachers
of the deaf was also the first of its kind
in Canada when it began in 1968,
although there are similar programs in
other universities now.
Dr. Perry Leslie, who heads the
program, explained the type of
training students receive.
"They do an extensive practica in
various settings. They work in public
schools in special classes, or in
resource rooms to provide extra help
for hearing-impaired children who
have been fully integrated into a
regular classroom. They also go to
facilities such as the Jericho Hill
School for the deaf or work with
parents and infants in early prevention
programs."
The program trains teachers to work
with hearing-impaired individuals
from infant age to post-secondary
level.
"Most students pick a certain area
they'd like to specialize in," said Dr.
Leslie. "But they still have to do
student teaching in all the areas,
although they spend more time in
their specialty area."
The teachers are trained in speech
(lip) reading, development of speech,
finger spelling, sign language and
training hearing-impaired children to
use their residual hearing.
"We want our graduates to be
competent in all aspects of teaching
hearing-impaired individuals," said
Dr. Leslie.
The program for teachers of
mentally retarded children, established
in 1969, is headed by Prof. Bob Poutt.
Students in the program study
various aspects of mental retardation,
behavior disorders, curriculum for
mentally disabled children and
language development.
On their practica, the students work
in settings such as special schools for
the moderately retarded, preschool
programs and workshop centres for the
mentally handicapped.
"Graduates from our program are
serving in centres all over the
province," said Prof. Poutt. "They
have been a major influence in the
tremendous improvement in programs
for the mentally handicapped that has
taken place over the past ten years." UBC Reports April 1, 1981
CITR and CJAZ vie
for FM frequency
It will be a bit like David and
Goliath on April 28 when the
University radio station, CITR, goes
up against CJAZ before the CRTC for
the last available FM frequency in
Vancouver.
CITR, non-commercial and
operated by student volunteers, has
been working for four years to get this
application for a low power FM
licence before the Canadian Radio-
Television and Telecommunications
Commission. CJAZ is the FM side of
CKWX and is owned by Selkirk
Communications Ltd.
Although CJAZ already holds a full
power FM licence, their signal does
not reach parts of the centre of the
city because of technical problems
with the transmitter.
"As CJAZ already possesses a licence
and has the resources to solve this
problem by other means (a 'repeater'),
we feel their competition is unfair,"
said CITR station manager Hilary
Stout. "To CJAZ, low power FM is the
easiest, not the only, way out of their
predicament."
CITR now broadcasts by three
methods, none of which is satisfactory.
A closed circuit system serves the
Student Union Building, but only the
Student Union Building. Carrier
current is supposed to put CITR in all
the student residences, but in fact
works for only a few floors in Gage.
Finally, CITR can be heard on Cable
FM throughout the city (provided your
cablevision is hooked up to your
radio).
Although FM Cable produces a
much better signal than carrier
current, which has a constant hum, it
has a tendency to sound static in parts
of Kitsilano and often fades in and out
without warning.
"The majority of our listeners listen
to us on Cable, and are frequently
annoyed when for no reason our signal
fades to nothing," said Stout. "On
campus, the individual rooms in the
residences are not provided with
Cablevision, so cable is a useless means
of broadcast.
"To improve our coverage on and
off campus, we propose to install a low
power FM transmitter and antenna
system atop Gage East Tower. This
would make a good-quality CITR-FM
signal accessible to all campus
residences and to students and
community in the coverage area.
"The coverage area is defined as
being in a radius from Gage Towers to
as far away as Granville Street, but
because of the location and height -of
Gage, we have been told that the area
actually could be much larger and
may encompass the entire city."
Stout, who is seeking the support of
campus and off-campus groups for the
CITR application, said the
programming on the University station
is unique.
"The music we play is not the kind
of music you can hear on any other
station in the city. We're non
commercial and our special
programming is intelligent, well
thought-out, and pertinent to the
concerns of the students and the
community.
"Although we have big plans for our
community and access programming,
in our music lies our strength. We
play albums that haven't yet been
picked up on by commercial stations,
albums that deserve notice but will
never get aired on another station
because they're considered too
progressive. We offer local music,
imports, classical music, jazz, blues —
a varied and eclectric form of
programming.
CITR, said station manager Stout,
would broadcast from 8 a.m. to 1
a.m. seven days a week if granted FM
channel 270 and would continue to be
operated by volunteers.
"We intend to keep up our tradition
of alternative programming, no matter
what," said Stout. "If there wasn't a
need for what only CITR can provide,
we wouldn't have so many volunteers
and so many listeners willing to go to
all that trouble to tune us in."
She is seeking letters of support on
CITR's behalf, with special reference
to the matter of the CJAZ application.
"Such a reference is considered an
'intervention' against their application
and would help us greatly."
Letters must be in the hands of the
CRTC by April 8, and a copy should
be sent to CITR on campus for its
public file. Letters should be
addressed to:
J.G. Patenaude
Secretary-General
CRTC
Ottawa, Ont.
K1A ON2
On campus, it's Hilary Stout, CITR,
Student Union Building. Telephone
number is 228-3017.
Classical ballet comes to the University Friday and Saturday (April 3 and 4) and
Pacific Ballet Theatre's spring offering of 'The Magic of Ballet' has been helped
in no small part by $750 grant from UBC Ballet Club. Pacific's artistic director,
Renald Rabu, accepts the cheque here from club president Joanne Soga, while
other UBC club members look on. Featured work Friday and Saturday will be
Creation of Eve, a new ballet inspired by a print of the same name by Indian
artist Roy Vickers. Old Auditorium is the locale, 8 p.m. the time, and tickets
are available through SUB box-office, via Pacific Ballet at 669-5954, or at the
door Friday or Saturday. ($8 adults, $5 students.)
Budget up for research
Medical researchers are clinking
Erlenmeyer flasks across Canada as a
result of increases in the Medical
Research Council's budget.
The MRC's budget for 1981-82
jumps an unprecedented 22.3 per cent
over the previous year to $100.2
million. More than $98 million will go
directly to research. The MRC is the
premier agency funding medical
research in Canada.
Dr. John Dirks, head of the
department of medicine in UBC's
Faculty of Medicine, said the increase
demonstrates a firm commitment by
the Liberal Government to medical
research.
"The increase last year over the
previous year was a healthy 17 per
UBC's top public speaker for 1980-81 is third-year Commerce student Donald
Hayes, left, who collected a $200 cash prize and award named for Dr. Ralph
Yorsh, centre, a sessional lecturer in UBC's Faculty of Dentistry and the prime
mover behind the campus chapter of Toastmasters' International, which he
organized in 1978 and which now boasts a membership of 40 students and
faculty members. Third-prize winner in the annual speaking competition was
Tom Valentine, right, a second-year political science student in Arts. Dr.  Yorsh
was a recipient of a Mentor's Certificate from Toastmasters' International at the
March 19 awards night in the UBC Graduate Student Centre. Unable to be at
the awards banquet was second-year Arts student Dave Wizensky, who won
second prize in the speaking competition.
cent," Dr. Dirks said. "The two
increases underline a seriousness on
the part of the government that didn't
exist for the previous decade or so."
Dr. Dirks, whose department
received more research money from all
sources than any other UBC
department last year, is one of two
UBC faculty members who are
members of the council of the MRC.
The other is Dr. Julia Levy of the
microbiology department.
Dr. Dirks said credit for the increase
should go to Health Minister Monique
Begin, Justice Minister Jean Chretien,
Treasury Board President Don
Johnson, and Drs. Rene Simard and
Pierre Bois, outgoing and incoming
MRC presidents respectively.
This year's increase came at a time
when researchers were in a gloomy
depression as a result of the federal
government's spending estimates
tabled last month which included an
MRC increase of only 7.9 per cent.
Dr. Sid Katz of UBC's Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences and chairman
of the Canadian Federation of
Biological Societies' science policy
committee, said the 22.3 per cent
increase came about as a result of
interventions by the MRC presidents
and Begin with Chretien and Johnson.
The immediate effect of the 22.3
per cent increase is expected to be a
$3-million increase in equipment
grants, a 10 per cent increase in
support of new grants, an increase to
existing grant-holders to cover some of
the effects of inflation, more scholar
awards for young faculty members,
more studentships and fellowships
which will hopefully encourage
students to pursue medical research as
a career, and increased activity in
areas of national health research
priorities, including geriatrics and
perinatology — the care of infants -<f
before, during and after birth. UBC Reports April 1, 1981
Centre to
host 200
groups
What do the United Nations
Association, the International Union
of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the
Vancouver Early Music Society and
the Association for Handwriting
Analysis have in common?
Each of these organizations will be
on campus this summer for meetings
organized through the UBC
Conference Centre.
Ann Chasmar, marketing manager
for the Conference Centre, said over
200 groups will be using the campus
from May till the end of August.
"In May and June we host primarily
school groups, associations and
corporate training groups," she said.
"Academic associations and
international organizations tend to
prefer July and August for their
meetings. The groups range in size
from 20 to 2,000 people."
Groups attending conferences at
UBC are housed in the Walter Gage
Residence and sometimes Totem Park
Residence. About 40 students are
hired for the summer to help with
housekeeping, reservations and front
desk duties.
Although the conferences take place
from May to September, the
Conference Centre staff is just as busy
the rest of the year, doing the
extensive planning that's necessary if
the summer months are to run
smoothly.
"The larger conferences are usually
planned one to two years in advance,"
said Ms. Chasmar. "Meeting planners
come to UBC to view the facilities and
our conference coordinators have a
series of meetings with them to
determine their needs. We then
reserve the required space and services
on campus. A lot of our work involves
advising groups on the most efficient
way to run their conference or
meeting."
Suzanne Jackson, Maureen Ponton
and Ingrid Pinel are the Conference
Centre coordinators. In addition to
meeting with group organizers, their
work entails contacting potential
clients and letting them know what
UBC has to offer as a conference site.
"We don't consider having to 'sell'
UBC as a conference location," said
Ms. Chasmar. "With the versatility of
conference facilities plus the unique
i attractions of UBC, we have something
very different to offer."
Most of the groups that come to
UBC for conferences are from
Canada, but there is also a high
percentage of groups visiting from
Japan, the U.S. and European
countries. Ms. Chasmar said there is a
growing interest from Pacific Rim
countries in the use of Vancouver as a
convention destination and the
Conference Centre hopes to play a
major role in hosting their meetings
and conferences.
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UBC's top women athletes for 1980-81 received their awards at the annual Big Block Awards and Reunion Night in the
Faculty Club March 24. Left to right are: Anne Crofts, Physical Education 3, winner of the Joan Livesay Award and who
also represents the women's team of the year, field hockey, winners of the DuVivier Award; gymnast Patti Sakaki, physical
education 2, who became the first UBC woman ever to win the Sparling Trophy as UBC's top woman athlete for a second
time; Kathy Armstrong, Home Economics 4 and Georgina Gray, Physical Education 4, who share the Kay Brearley Award
for service to women's extramural athletics and are also members of the team of the year; and Debra Knight, Education 4,
who was awarded the Barbara Schrodt Trophy for contributions to the women's athletic program as a participant and
administrator.
Sharing the Bobby Gaul Trophy as UBC's top male athletes for 1980-81 are
rugby player Robin Russell, left, and ice hockey player Jim McLaughlin.
Russell, a graduate student in Physical Education, and McLaughlin, who will
graduate with his Physical Education degree this year, were awarded the coveted
trophy at the 68th annual men's Big Block banquet at the UBC Faculty Club
March 19. The trophy, presented annually since 1936, perpetuates the memory
of Bobby Gaul, a track and rugby athlete who died in 1935.  Winners have
achieved excellence in athletics combined with sportsmanship and high
academic standing.
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AWARDS
Chan Fong Gan Au Memorial
Scholarship — A scholarship in the
amount of approximately $1,350 has
been endowed by K. Tong Au and
family in honor of his mother, Chan
Fong Gan Au. The award will be
made to a student of Chinese ancestry
entering the Faculty of Arts from
Grade 12. In making the award,
preference will be given to a student
demonstrating financial need.
C.W. Roberts Memorial
Scholarship — A scholarship fund was
established by family and friends in
memory of Dr. C.W. (Bob) Roberts
who for 18 years was a devoted teacher
and scientist in the Department of
Poultry Science, Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences. The annual
scholarship in the amount of $150 will
be awarded to a student in the
Department of Poultry Science
undertaking a program in genetics or
management. The award will be made
on the recommendation of the
Department of Poultry Science.
Murray Stratton Memorial
Fund — A scholarship in the amount
of approximately $200 has been made
available by his friends and associates,
in memory of Murray Stratton, who
was at the time of his death, program
director for health with the Canadian
Council on Social Development. The
award will be made on the
recommendation of the department to
a student in the Health Services
Planning program. UBC R-ports April 1, 1981
UBC professor to head institute in Athens
A higher profile for Canada in
Greece is one of the aims of Dr.
Hector Williams, a 35-year-old UBC
faculty member who will take up an
appointment as the first director of the
Canadian Archeological Institute in
Athens on Sept. 1.
In addition to encouraging more
Canadian archeological and scholarly
activities in Greece, Dr. Williams will
be closely associated with the
Canadian embassy in Athens as a sort
of cultural attache.
In this latter capacity, the UBC
associate professor of classics has
already been in touch with the
Provincial Museum in Victoria and the
UBC Museum of Anthropology to
explore the possibility of staging a
display of Northwest Coast Indian art
in Greece. An exhibition of Canadian
Eskimo art is another possibility.
Topping Dr. Williams' priorities,
however, is to get more Canadian
excavation going in Greece, even
though permits are becoming harder
to obtain.
"The Greek government," he said,
"will issue excavation permits only to
those countries which have an institute
functioning there. Canadian groups
have done some work there in the
past, but only because they were able
to get a permit through an existing
institute.
"There's a University of Toronto
team excavating a Minoan town at
Kommos on the island of Crete now
under a permit obtained through the
American School of Classical Studies."
Another difficulty is the escalating
costs of excavation. "In 1968,
workmen were paid $5 a day for work
at an archeological site," he said.
"Today, they're getting $42 a day."
Dr. Williams' involvement with the
Canadian embassy in Athens stems
from the considerable financial
contribution which the federal
Department of External Affairs is
making to the operations of the new
Canadian institute on the
understanding that the director will
Dr. Hector Williams and classics department model of ancient Minoan palace.
look after Canadian cultural interests
in Greece.
The Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada is putting
up $125,000 over three years for the
support of the institute and additional
support will come from several
hundred Canadians who are members
of the institute and from Canadian
companies doing business in Greece.
"The Bank of Nova Scotia has made
a financial commitment for five
years," said Dr. Williams, "and
Dennison Mines, which has the oil
exploration rights in the northern
Aegean Sea, will also be contributing."
Thirteen Canadian universities are also
making grants to support the institute.
The prime mover and fund raiser
for the Canadian institute is Hamilton
Southam, a member of the well-known
Canadian newspaper family, a former
Canadian ambassador to Poland and
the founder and for 12 years director
of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
The institute, Dr. Williams said, has
existed only on paper for the past five
years and would have "withered on the
vine" had it not been for Mr.
Southam's efforts in encouraging
national support for the development.
The search for a building to house
the institute in Athens has already
begun. Susan Young, a graduate
student from Halifax currently serving
as assistant director, is on the lookout
for a building to house a library,
offices and possibly a small apartment
for the director.
Dr. Williams, who was raised and
educated in Fort Churchill, Manitoba,
and Fort Smith in the Northwest
Territories, is no stranger to the world
of classical archeology.
He's visited the eastern
Mediterannean regularly since 1965,
studied at the American School of
Classical Studies from 1968 to 1970
and took part in three of that school's
Greek excavations.
Since 1970, Dr. Williams has been
involved in a Turkish excavation
project under the direction of Prof.
James Russell, a classics department
colleague.
They've supervised the excavation of
some of the major buildings and
restored ancient art found in the ruins
of Anemurium, a city on the south
coast of Turkey which flourished as
part of the Roman and Byzantine
Empires until the 7th century A.D.
The actual physical work of the
excavation is complete and the two
archeologists are now preparing
material on their finds for classical
journals. In addition to his duties as
institute director in Greece, Prof.
Williams will also continue to work on
material gathered at another Turkish
site and at a Greek excavation.
Dr. Williams, who will be on leave
of absence from his UBC duties to get
the Canadian institute underway, will
be accompanied by his wife, Caroline,
herself a classical archeologist.
She's been awarded a two-year,
postdoctoral research fellowship by the
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council to study Roman
monumental street architecture in the
Mediterannean.
All of which makes the Canadian
Archeological Institute in Athens
something of a family affair.
CAMPUS
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Prof. Mark Boulby of UBC's
Department of Germanic Studies was
the recent recipient of the degree of
Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.) from his
alma mater, Cambridge University in
England.
The degree, which is offered only to
Cambridge graduates, must be applied
for and involves an exhaustive
assessment of the applicant's
publications over a period of 18
months. Prof. Boulby has published
extensively on topics related to modern
and 18th century German literature.
He also holds the degrees of
Bachelor and Master of Arts from
Cambridge. He obtained his Doctor of
Philosophy degree from the University
of Leeds.
* * *
Dr. Gordon A. Walter, an associate
professor in the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration is the
1981 winner of the Talking Stick
Award established by the faculty's
alumni division.
The winner of the award, a
handsome talking stick carved by
Indian artist Peter Charlie, is chosen
by the commerce faculty's teaching
development committee for
outstanding pedagogical, course or
program innovation or developmental
work.
The award to Dr. Walter recognizes
a decade of creative contributions to
course and program development for
graduate and undergraduate students.
After taking over the faculty's public
speaking course, Dr. Walter wrote a
manual for student use and introduced
an annual contest which has become a
significant faculty and student event.
He's also used audio and videotape
feedback techniques for innovative
teaching and has been instrumental in
reshaping the first-year MBA
program.
Honorable mention in the Talking
Stick Award competition went to
another commerce associate professor,
Peter Frost, who was chosen for the
commerce faculty's 1981 Teaching
Excellence Award by the student
evaluation committee of the
Commerce Undergraduate Society.
Dr. Frost was chosen from ten
nominees by the student committee,
which interviews students, evaluates
written submissions and visits
classrooms.
The committee was impressed by
Dr. Frost's effective use of teaching
aids, innovative methods of
presentation, concern for student
comprehension and his consistently
high teaching standards over the years.
Teaching Merit Awards went to
three other commerce faculty members
— associate professor Dr. Bernard
Schwab and instructors Gerald
Smeltzer and Frank Taylor.
* * *
Dr. Douglas Piteau, a visiting
associate professor in the Department
of Geological Sciences and a leading
figure in the Vancouver geotechnical
consulting firm of Piteau and
Associates, has been awarded the
Clare P. Holdredge Award of the
Association of Engineering Geologists
for a paper judged to be an
outstanding contribution to the
geology profession.
Paul Thiele, director of UBC's
Crane Library for the blind, has been
named to a 16-member provincial
committee to administer the activities
of the International Year of Disabled
Persons in B.C.
One of the committee's first tasks
will be to finalize terms of reference
for the IYDP, including criteria for
grants. Offices in Victoria and
Vancouver have been opened to
support a $3 million program funded
by the provincial government.
A major activity of the IYDP will be
to co-ordinate and publicize all
information on existing government
programs for the disabled and to make
recommendations on the scope and
nature of activities and grants.
* * *
Provincial education minister Brian
Smith has announced that Jericho Hill
School for the Deaf will remain the I
central educational facility in B.C. for <J|
hearing-impaired children following ,
receipt of a report by a seven-member
committee chaired by UBC associate        ]
professor of social work Ben Chud.
The committee was established by
the provincial government to consider
whether Jericho was the best facility to "
meet the needs of deaf children or I
whether consideration should be given     j
to replacing it. j
The committee held hearings in
various parts of the province and also
received written and oral briefs. The    ^
government accepted )
recommendations that an advisory
board to the school be appointed and
that further work be undertaken in
developing a curriculum for the
hearing-impaired. UBC Reports April 1, 1981
No admission test in English
UBC's Senate wrote another chapter
in March in its five-year history of
wrestling with the so-called "literacy
problem," which boils down to an
inability on the part of some students
to display competence in the use of
English.
At its regular meeting on March 18,
UBC's academic parliament approved
a recommendation from its admissions
committee not to adopt an
independent test of students' writing
ability to use in admitting students to
the University.
The effect of the motion is to relieve
the admissions committee of a
November, 1979, Senate directive
charging it with a continuing search
for a writing-ability test.
The committee's recommendation
not to adopt a writing-ability test for
students seeking admission to UBC was
largely based on an exhaustive analysis
of the performance of the 1979-80
English 100 class, the first that did not
have the benefit of remedial
composition sections operated by the
English department.
The remedial sections were dropped
by Senate on the grounds that
secondary school-level instruction in
basic composition "is not a proper
function of the University."
(Students admitted to UBC who
clearly have problems in composition
are now counselled by the English
department to enrol in remedial
workshops organized by UBC's Centre
for Continuing Education, which
means an additional tuition fee of
$150.)
The analysis of performance by the
1979-80 English 100 class was
preceded in April,  1980, by a progress
report from the admissions committee,
which described how it had consulted
with interested parties both inside and
outside the University: defined a
generally accepted criterion for
literacy ("satisfactory completion
(preferably in the first year) of English
100...and the (English department's)
composition examination "); and set
out the pros and cons of adopting an
internal or external admissions test to
measure a candidate's basic
competence in English composition.
The admissions committee's analysis
of the performance of the 1979-80
English 100 class which came before
Senate March 18 disclosed that 2,275,
or just under two-thirds of the 3,444
students who enrolled for the course,
passed it.
Of the remaining 34 per cent, some
671 students (19.5 per cent) failed the
English 100 exam and 498 (14.5 per
cent) did not write, were assigned a
deferred status, or "simply
disappeared," according to Prof. Bob
Smith, UBC's associate vice-president,
academic, and chairman of the Senate
admissions committee.
When the class performance was
further analysed statistically, it was
found that the best available
predictors of success in English 100 for
entering students were the grade 12
English mark and the high school
grade point average.
Just over 80 per cent of the students
who received a C + , B or an A in
grade 12 English passed English 100.
The chances of passing English 100
were almost cut in half for those
students who entered UBC with a pass
or conditional standing in grade 12
English; only 47.8 per cent of these
students passed English 100.
The committee also presented
correlation coefficients, a measure of
the degree of relationship between two
sets of numerical scores, between
1979-80 English 100 performance and
grade 12 English marks, the high
school grade point average and seven
other grade 11 and 12 subjects.
Topping the list was the grade 12
English mark, which yielded a
correlation coefficient of 0.42 (1.0 is a
perfect correlation). The next highest
correlation coefficient was the
student's high school grade point
average — 0.35.
Correlation coefficients for all other
grade 11 and grade 12 subjects ranged
downward from grade 12 biology at
0.26 to grade 12 mathematics at 0.10.
Yet another interesting aspect of the
admissions committee's analysis
centered on the predictive value of the
English Placement Test of the
provincial Ministry of Education,
which is administered annually to all
high school students who plan to seek
admission to post-secondary education.
The UBC committee's analysis
clearly shows that the EPT would be a
good predictor of success in English
100.
The provincial government,
however, has barred the use of EPT
results in making decisions about the
admission of first-year students to
university.
All of which led to the
recommendation, approved by Senate,
not to adopt an independent, writing-
ability test for use in admissions and to
relieve the admissions committee of its
task of searching for an appropriate
test.
The principal speaker in the debate
which followed presentation of the
report by Prof. Smith was Rev. Paul
Burns of St. Mark's College, a member
of the Senate ad hoc committee on
standards in English.
He supported the admissions
committee's motion and urged that the
committee monitor the performance of
next year's entering class in English
because it would be the first class
subject to UBC's higher entrance
requirements.
He said the committee should
measure the impact of the higher
entrance standard on the success rate
in English 100 and report the results
to Senate.
Prof. Smith said he was reluctant to
make commitments for the new
admissions committee which will be
formed when a new Senate takes office
in April, but added that it was his
personal view that such an analysis
should be carried out.
All of which means that Senate has
probably not yet heard the last shot
fired in the continuing debate on
student literacy.
Birthday and 17th anniversary as UBC
employee came on March 19 for Norm
Housden, assistant accountant of
finance department. Co-workers in
finance provided cake for double
celebration.
Lung Association of B.C. will provide a total of $40,000 over the next four years
to enable UBC to organize continuing education programs for health
professionals under an agreement signed last week by association president Dr.
Douglas Mackenzie, left, and Dean Bernard Riedel, co-ordinator of Health
Sciences and dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. Grants will enable UBC
to provide on- and off-campus programs for doctors, nurses, pharmacists,
rehabilitation specialists and human nutrition experts.
Commerce
cuts back
to 850
A proposal to limit first and second-
year enrolment in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business
Administration to 850 students was
approved by the University Senate
March 18.
Enrolment this year is 950, of which
425 are in first year.
If the proposal approved by Senate
is sanctioned by the Board of
Governors, the 1981-82 first-year
ceiling will be 375 students and the
second-year limit 475.
Dean Peter Lusztig said his faculty
was concerned about limiting
enrolment but said the cutbacks were
essential if standards of education
within the faculty were to be
maintained.
"Commerce has the largest classes
on campus," he said. "It's reached the
point where there are 40 to 50
students in some of our fourth-year
seminar courses. Finally, faculty and
students indicated 'enough is enough'.
"Restricting first and second-year
enrolment is less critical than making
cutbacks in higher level courses," said
Dean Lusztig. "First-year Commerce
or its equivalent is offered in other
universities and colleges in the
province and students can transfer into
second-year Commerce at UBC. We
are keeping the door open for the
better second-year students."
Dean Lusztig added that the
shortage of teaching staff wasn't due
entirely to inadequate funding.
"There are about 200 vacant
teaching positions in Commerce
faculties across Canada because there
is no one qualified to fill them even
when funding is available."
President Douglas Kenny said that
in addition to the shortage of qualified
applicants, the escalating cost of
housing in Vancouver is a major
problem in attracting new faculty to
UBC.
An ammendment by convocation
senator Gordon Thorn that the
enrolment limit be changed to 900
students was defeated by Senate. UBC Reports April 1, 1981
UDC
CalcndaR
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of April 19 and April
26, material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on April 9.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, April 4
The Vancouver Sun Annual
Lecture. Life Under Reagan.
Don Sellar, Southam News
correspondent, Washington,
DC.
Saturday, April 25
The Role of the Courts in the
1980s. Lord Diplock of
Wansford, House of Lords,
London.
Both lectures are in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
B.C. Gardens.
Last in a series of CBC television programs
featuring the UBC Botanical Garden as an
anchor point for a province-wide look at
horticulture. Hosts: David Tarrant, Botanical
Garden educational co-ordinator, and CBC
personality Bob Switzer. Todays program looks
at Summerland Research Station. CBC, Channel
3. 11:30 a.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
Cancer Research Seminar.
Antigen Specific Helper Cells and Factors in the
Anti-Tumor Response. Dr. Douglas Kilburn,
Microbiology. UBC. Lecture Theatre. B.C.
Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12:00 noon
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Affinity Labeling of the Nucleotide Binding Site
of the Cataytic Subunit of CAMP dependent
Protein Kinase. Dr. Mark Zoller. Biochemistry.
UBC. Lecture Hall 3. Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Search for Binary Stars in Globular Clusters. Dr.
Martha Liller. Harvard College Observatory.
Room 318, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Archaeological Institute Lecture.
The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Prof. Brian
Fagen, Anthropology, University of California at
Santa Barbara. Theatre, Museum of
Anthropology. 8:00 p.m.
Immunology Seminar.
Clinical Relevance of Sub-Classes of T-cell
Lymphoma and Leukemia. Dr. Marshall Kadin,
director, Hematopathology, University of
Washington, Seattle. Salons B and C, Faculty
Club. 8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
The Constitution Hassle.
Last in a series of four talks on the constitution
debate. Today's talk is The Debate: Assessing
the Long-Term Impact. Dr. David J. Elkins,
Political Science, UBC, and Dr. Charles W.
Humphries, History, UBC. Admission is free.
Cinema, Robson Square Media Centre, 800
Hornby St. 12:00 noon.
Physics Condensed Matter Seminar.
Unconventional Types of Molecular Motions in
Polymers and Lipids and Their Detection by
Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation Spectroscopy.
Reiner Kimmisch, University of Ulm. Room
318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Optimal Choice of Performance Monitors. Prof.
J. Butterworth, Commerce, UBC. Room 312,
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group.
The Ca2+ — ATPase: An Enzyme Displaying
Non-Linear Arrhenius Behavior. Dr. T.D.
Madden, Biochemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
The Anatomy of Central Cholinergic Neurones.
Dr. H.C. Fibiger, Psychiatry, UBC. Room 2605,
Block A, Medical Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
The Brandt Commission Report       What is the
Message? Dr. Geoff Hainsworth, Economics,
UBC, with host Gerald Savory. Cable 10,
Vancouver Cablevision. (Program will be
repeated on April 8 at 3:00 p.m.) 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Medical Grand Rounds.
Priorities in Medical Education, sponsored by
Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Paul
Beeson, University of Washington. Conference
Room D.308, Shaughnessy Hospital. 11:30 a.m.
Rehabilitation Medicine Lecture.
Roles and Attitudes of Occupational Therapists
and Physiotherapists Related to Sexual
Rehabilitation of the Disabled. Lila Quastel,
Rehabilitation Medicine. UBC. Lecture Hall 3.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Molecular Mechanisms in Chemical
Carcinogenesis. Prof. Dezider Grunberger,
Biochemistry, Columbia University, New York,
NY. Room G42, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Electromagnetic Induction in The Earth and
Ocean. Dr. David McKirdy, Physics, University
of Victoria. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Cartoonist Slide Lecture.
Nicole Hollander, Chicago cartoonist and
author of three books, including "Ma, can I be
a Feminist and Still Like Men?" will speak on
the image of women in cartoons. Lecture Hall
3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
Psychiatry Lecture.
The Use of Microcomputers in the Assessment of
Mental Illness. Dr. R. Ancill, Clinical Computer
Group, Institute of Psychiatry, London.
England. Lecture Theatre, Department of
Psychiatry. Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
9:00 a.m.
Faculty Association Meeting on
Academic Priorities.
Teaching. Room 415, Angus Building.
12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Stability of Viscous Flow Along a Streamwise
Corner. Prof. William D. Lakin, Mathematical
and Computing Sciences, Old Dominion
University, Norfolk, Va. Room 203.
Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Contributions of Transposable Elements to an
Understanding of Genetic Processes During
Development. Dr. Barbara McClintock, Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory, N.Y. Lecture Hall
1, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Pediatric Grand Rounds.
How To Be an Effective Teacher of Small
Medical Groups. Dr. David Irby, Research in
Medical Education, School of Medicine,
University of Washington, Seattle. B Lecture
Hall, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General
Hospital. 9:00 a.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Nervous Control of Cardiac Associated Response
to Diving in Birds and Mammals. Dr. David
Jones, Zoology, UBC. First Floor Seminar Room,
Willow Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Use of Recombinant DNA Technology to Study
Muscle Genes. Dr. Ann Rose. Fourth Floor
Conference Room, Health Centre for Children,
Vancouver General Hospital. 1:00 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Investigating Thought Disorder in
Schizophrenia. Dr. Robert W. Payne, dean of
Human and Social Development, University of
Victoria. Room 212, Angus Building. 2:30 p.m.
Followed by a social hour in Salon A of the
Faculty Club.
MONDAY, APRIL 13
Academic Women's Association.
Spring buffet luncheon. Please reserve in
advance by calling Ellie Vaines, at 228-6195 or
228-2502 or by campus mail. Tickets are $7 and
are also available at the door. Non-members
welcome. Salons A,B. and C, Faculty Club.
12:00 noon.
Works by these seven artists pursuing graduate studies in UBC's Faculty of
Education will be on display for 11 days beginning Tuesday, April 7, at 8 p.m.
at the Robson Square Media Centre in downtown Vancouver. The students, who
have produced paintings, seriagraphs and photographs for the display are, left
to right, Jim Cardeiro,  Vivian Bevis, Anne Healy, Bob King, Hart Swedersky,
Nancy Oliver and Alan Bone. The exhibition, entitled "Grounded, " continues
until April 18 (except Sundays) and is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
Oceanography Seminar.
Some Oceanographic Problems Associated with
the Bering Sea Marginal Ice Zone. Dr. Robin
Muench. Scientific Applications Inc.. Seattle.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group.
Local Anaesthetic       Antiarrhythmic Drug
Action at the Level of the Myocardial and Nerve
Sodium Channel. Dr. K. Courtney, Palo Alto
Medical Research Foundation. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
4:00 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Electrophysiological Studies of the Exocrine
Pancreas. Dr. J. Davison, Physiology, Dundee
University. Room 2605, Block A, Medical
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Medical Grand Rounds.
Post Natal Lung Growth and Its' Manipulations.
Dr. W.M. Thurlbeck, professor and head,
Pathology, UBC. Conference Room D.308,
Shaughnessy Hospital. 11:30 a.m.
Anthropology/Sociology Symposium.
Political Economy of the Unavailability of
Residential Land. Herb Barbolet, CAC.
Admission is free. Common Room, Community
Alternative Coop, 2nd Avenue, 1937 West,
Vancouver. 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Psychiatry Lecture.
Brain Damage in Alcoholism       Recent
Challenges to Old Conceptions. Prof. W.A.
Lishman, Neuropsychiatry, Institute of
Psychiatry, Bethlem Royal and Maudsley
Hospitals, London, England. Lecture Theatre,
Psychiatry, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
9:00 a.m.
Section of IADR
Dentistry — B.C.
— Seminar.
In Vivo and In Vitro Studies on Adherence of
Streptococcus Salivarius. Dr. B.C. McBride,
Microbiology, UBC. Room 388, J.B. Macdonald
Building. 12:00 noon.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
M.F.A. thesis production of Battering Ram.
written by David Freeman and directed by
Richard Lucas. Admission is free. Frederic
Wood Theatre. 8:00 p.m. (Show will be
repeated at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, and
at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.)
Notices...
Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament
All faculty and staff, ac'iiv- and retired, arc
invited to the 25th annual troh' tournament on
Thursday, April 30 at the University Go!f
Course. If vou don't plav goli, join in later for
the silver anniversary dinner at the Faculty
Club. Tee-off times are 9 a.m. to  12 noon.
Green fees, $8; dinner. SIT. For advance tee-off
reservations, call Dr. Whittle, 228 5407 or
228-3838.
Pacific Ballet Theatre
Pacific Ballet Theatre's .spring show   The Magic        j
of Ballet will be held on April 3 and 4 at 8:00 I
p.m. in the Old Auditorium,   Tickets are
available at the AMS Box Office and at the
company office at 280 F   Cordova St. For
reservations, call 669 5951.
Fine Arts Gallery
Pork Roasts, a display of 250 feminist cartoons
will be exhibited in the L'BC Fine Arts Gallery,
located in the basement of the Main Library,
from April 1 to May 2. ('The gallery will be
closed April 17-20.) Deadline for a caption
contest for feminist cartoons is April 24. More
information is available from the Fine Arts
Gallery.
Returning and Mature Students
Association
A wine and cheese partv is being held tomorrow
(April 2) from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Garden
Room of the Graduate Student Centre. For
more information, call 988 5307.
English as a Second Language
A four-week morning program beginning April
6 that can improve your listening, speaking and   ^
language learning skills. For pre-registration,
call the Centre for Continuing Education,
228-2181, local 285.
Memorial Gym/Osborne Centre
Hours
The new schedule for Memorial Gymnasium and
Osborne Centre, effective as of April 6, is as
follows: Monday to Friday       8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; <i
Saturday  -   10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday -
Closed. Special events booked for these facilities
will pre-empt regular schedules  -   watch for
postings. The Armoury will be closed from April
6 to Sept. 30 for exams and bookstore use.
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