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Learning Tree
Hilary Thomson photo
English Language Institute students (1-r) Takashi Nagashimada, Atsushi
Murakami and Daiji Tanabe practise their language skills during a break
in classes. Some 2,000 international students have studied this year at
the English Language Institute. Programs vary in length from three
weeks to two years.
Cliff erosion proposal
to seek public input
by Don Wells	
Staff writer
Every day that Ceremonies Office manager Eilis Courtney goes to her office in
Cecil Green Park Coach House, she wonders if this will be the day that the building crashes to the beach below.
Tides and storms, uprooted trees,
groundwater seepage, storm water runoff and human activities have all contributed to the erosion of the porous sandstone and silt cliffs that wrap around the
tip of Point Grey.
"It's a problem we became acutely
aware of during some heavy rain last fall
when a large piece of the cliff just fell
away," she says, pointing to a fenced-off
area only a few metres from the doorway
to the coach house. "We used to park our
cars there, but not any more."
A major collaborative effort led by UBC
and the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) is currently under way to
arrive at a long-term solution to the ongoing problem.
The areas most critically affected are
those immediately surrounding Cecil
Green Park, the Museum of Anthropology and Norman MacKenzie House, says
UBC Treasurer Byron Braley, a UBC representative on a committee struck to help
address the issue.
The committee also includes representatives from GVRD Regional Parks,
Musqueam First Nation, the Friends of
Pacific Spirit Regional Park, the Fraser
River Coalition, the Alma Mater Society,
the University Endowment Land Ratepayers Association. Vancouver Natural
History Society, and the Wreck Beach
Preservation Society.
UBC's Board of Governors has asked for
See CLIFF Page 2
Health research
needs funds: Smith
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Without public funding Canada will
not be able to exploit the scientific and
medical advances of the next century,
says Nobel Prize winner and Prof. Emeritus Michael Smith.
Smith has joined a nation-wide public
campaign, Health Research Awareness
Week, which is asking the federal government to provide more funding for health
"Discoveries and investors will go to
countries with well-funded programs and
skilled researchers will go with them,"
says Smith.
He and hundreds of Canadian health
researchers, practitioners and educators
will be participating in the campaign which
runs Oct. 26 - 30 and is organized by the
Association of Canadian Teaching Hospitals.
The campaign aims to increase the
public's awareness ofthe benefits of health
research and to encourage at least
200,000 people to write to the ministers
of Health, Industry and Finance as well
as their local members of Parliament in
support of increased federal funding for
health research.
The campaign's goal is to have the
federal government dedicate one per cent
of the $76 billion spent on health care
annually to health research.
'There's a vital link between the quality of research in a community and its
health care," says Smith. "Not only do the
researchers bring their own discoveries
to the community but also their awareness of advances worldwide. Research
keeps the health-care system up-to-date."
Smith notes that the discovery of insulin, the drug AZT used to treat AIDS
around the world, the anti-cancer drugs
used to treat leukemia in children and
identification of genes associated with
inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis
are all the result of Canadian health
Canadians are paying a price for the
chronic underfunding of health research,
he says.
See HEALTH Page 2
Campaign kicks off
Oct. 19
Don't bring your lunch on Oct. 19!
That's the order from UBC United
Way Chair Eilis Courtney, who wants to
encourage one and all to attend the
salmon barbecue on that day to kick off
UBC's 1998 United Way campaign.
For $5, faculty, staff and
students alike can dine on
salmon and bannock at the
First Nations Longhouse from
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Courtney, manager of
UBC's Ceremonies Office, says
UBC hopes to contribute at
least $300,000 this year to United Way's
goal of raising $25.7 million in the
Lower Mainland.
"Donors can designate their donations
to a specific member agency or through
United Way to their favorite charity," she
says. "It's important to remember that one
in three Lower Mainland residents uses
the services of United Way agencies in one
way or another."
Last year, UBC raised more than
$292,000 in support of United Way's
105 member agencies and 31 affiliate
"The campus community
should be proud of its record of
participation," says Courtney.
"I'm particularly excited about
the increase in the number of
student volunteers this year."
Faculty and staff will receive
pledge forms in campus mail Oct.  19.
Donations can be made through payroll
deduction, by credit card or cheque.
For information on purchasing barbecue tickets or any of the other campaign events, which run Oct. 19-30,
call (604) 822-UWAY (822-8929).
Paper Provocateur
In its 80 years of publishing it has been called many things, including vile
Rights Revival 8
Forum: Canada's human rights commissioner urges us to be vigilant
New Faces 12
Feature: Faculty are among the many newcomers to campus this fall
enquiries into
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"We're losing more than
knowledge," says Smith.
"Canada is also losing jobs in the
biotechnology sector and its
share ofthe world biotechnology
market at a time when we urgently need to diversify our
Smith won the Nobel Prize for
his work in reprogramming the
genetic codes found in DNA, the
substance that provides instruction for the growth and development of any organism.
He is the director of the Genome Sequence Centre, the first
research centre in Canada devoted to decoding human genes.
The decoded information is
like a catalogue of building
blocks. The next step is to understand what those blocks do
and how to rebuild or modify
them. That knowledge could lead
to cures for diseases caused by
mutated genes.
The centre is located at the
BC Cancer Research Centre.
Smith says he feels fortunate
that the BC Cancer Agency funds
the centre because Canada has
virtually stopped its funding of the
Human Genome project. The
project is an international effort to
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an update on the planning process
as early as this November.
A series of public meetings is
tentatively scheduled to begin
next spring, Braley says.
The committee hopes the
meetings will generate options
based on input from experts as
well as from concerned community members and groups.
Once the public consultation
process is complete, a final recommendation and implementation strategy will be presented to
the board for approval.
"This is not only a very serious problem, but a complex one
due to the number of groups
concerned and the fact that we
expect there will be a wide range
of options to be considered,"
says Braley. "I'm optimistic
about finding solutions that are
affordable and acceptable to
everyone involved."
Among the issues to be weighed
are the protection of UBC property and buildings and the safety
. of campus users, safety and public access for beach users,
Musqueam cultural values and
archeological assessments, the
maintenance of unobstructed
views from the top of the cliff, as
well as the preservation of the
wilderness setting of the foreshore, and the natural flora and
Efforts to arrest cliff erosion
started in 1936 when a large
storm water drain was constructed to handle run-off. In
1974 a short section of experimental beach berm was created
to reduce the erosion of Wreck
Beach and the bottom of the
cliffs with a second phase completed in 1981.
A large number of trees were
also planted and extensive trail
systems built to both improve
access and to erect barriers to
unstable areas.
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identify all the genes in the body.
"We need about a tenfold increase in funding for genomics
to make us competitive with other
countries," he says.
Smith points out that Canada
spends less on health research
than almost every other industrialized country—about $10.45
per capita annually according to
data from Statistics Canada. The
U.S. spends about five times that
amount according to the National
Institutes of Health.
"Health research funding
yields a national benefit," says
Smith. "I can't think of a more
sensible thing to invest in."
Smith and business developer
Milton Wong, chair of HSBC Asset Management Canada Ltd.,
will discuss the economic impact of health research at a Board
of Trade breakfast on Oct. 27 as
part of Health Research Awareness Week.
Health research information
will be displayed in the lobby of
the UBC's Woodward Instructional Resources Centre from
Oct. 26-30.
Prepaid pre-addressed postcards asking the federal government for more funding for health
care research will be available there
as well as from the nfflre «f r. iBC's
vice-president Research, in the Old
Administration Building.
UBC's First Annual General Meeting
You're invited to join UBC President Dr. Martha Piper and the Board of Governors at UBC's first-ever
Annual General Meeting. This will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about UBC's
accomplishments and highlights over the past year, as well as our financial position.
Downtown Vancouver
Date: Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998
Time:  I I a.m. -12 p.m.
Place: Robson Ballroom,
Robson Square Conference Centre
800 Robson St.
Parking available (Howe and Nelson
St. Entrance)
Please RSVP by Oct 12, 1998 to UBC-INFO
UBC campus
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998
Time: 12 p.m. - I p.m.
Place: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts,
6265 Crescent Rd.
Parking available (Rose Garden Parkade
off Northwest Marine Drive)
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Progress updates will
appear through memos,
e-mail, and the Web site
(click on "The Latest").
Opportunities to meet
with the Committee or
candidates will be advertised in The Ubyssey and
UBC Reports.
Ideas wanted
The President's Advisory Committee on
the selection encourages your contributions in defining the main issues and challenges of this portfolio and identifying the
qualities we should seek in prospective
• contact a Committee member:
- Martha Piper, President (chair)
- Vivian Hoffmann, President,
Alma Mater Society
- Harold Kalke, Chair, Board of
- Anthony Phillips, Head, Psychology
- Moura Quayle, Dean, Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences
- Catherine Quinlan, University
- Charles Slonecker, Acting Vice-
President, External Affairs and
Business Relations
- Richard Spencer, Registrar and
Director of Student Services
• write in confidence c/o Mary Ostrom,
Old Administration
Building, Zone 2
• e-mail in confidence
c/o mary.ostrom@ubc.ca
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Current Ubyssey staff members (1-r) Sarah Galashan, Doug Quan, Cynthia
Lee, Dale Lum, Todd Silver, (front) Jo-Ann Chiu and John Zaozirny compare
today's paper with one from the paper's archives. While some things have
changed in the student newspaper's 80-year history, its tradition of lively,
colorful and sometimes provocative news coverage has not.
'Vilest rag' toasts 80
years of outrage, fun
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
In the 1950s, an upset church minister called it 'the vilest rag west of Blanca.'
The phrase has been used affectionately ever since by current and former
scribes including Maclean's columnist
Allan Fotheringham.
'It' is The Ubyssey, UBC's student newspaper — loved by many, hated by some,
but read by most.
There are a million stories to tell about
the paper and the students who have been
putting it together since it first rolled off
the press Oct. 17, 1918. And its former
editors and writers tell most of them.
In addition to Fotheringham, well-
known alumni from the paper's 80-year
history include author Pierre Berton, CBC
TV journalist Joe Schlesinger, CBS 60
Minutes correspondent Morley Safer, as
well as former prime minister John Turner
and Senator Pat Carney.
The paper's colorful past is detailed in
a recently published book called Back
Issues: 80 Years of the Ubyssey Student
The Ubyssey started out in 1918 as a
weekly digest of social events, says Joe
Clark, a current Ubyssey staff member
who compiled the book.
In the 1940s, the paper and the university
mobilized for the war effort, urging students
to sign up, buy war bonds and donate blood.
In the 1950s, it fended off criticism for
supporting the rights of communists.
Then came the era of sex. drugs and
rock and roll.
"In the mid-'60s, The Ubyssey took on
a more overtly political tact, starting with
the U.S. civil rights movement and continuing with the Vietnam War, sexual
freedom and marijuana," says Clark.
By the late '80s, identity politics such as
gender and sexuality were major issues.
"The Ubyssey was being intentionally
provocative," says Clark. "One incident
involved a photo spread that placed the
campaign picture of an Alma Mater Society councillor next to a phone sex ad,
pointing out alleged similarities."
In 1994, Alma Mater Society (AMS)
student politicians shut it down. But in
1995, the paper rose from the ashes.
Today The Ubyssey, independent from
the university and the AMS, has eight
editors, three co-ordinators and more
than 30 contributing reporters, photographers, graphic artists, layout designers and business staff.
In compiling the book, Clark says he
wanted to show that The Ubyssey has
been at the forefront of controversy.
"A lot of the debates of this century
have played themselves out in the pages
of The Ubyssey from a unique student
perspective. As the APEC controversy is
being played out now," says Clark.
But it's not all been serious.
In the 1970s and '80s front-page joke
stories were standard fare, says Clark.
One reported that kidnapped American
heiress Patty Hearst gave a radical speech
on campus. It quoted the Pope.
"A crew from KOMO-TV in Seattle
showed up to find out more," Clark says.
The hijinks continue today.
In a picture published Oct. 2, editor
Sarah Galashan captured the initiation
of the men's volleyball team.
'They are completely naked and demonstrating an eagerness to participate in
a chance photo opportunity," Galashan
says. "We're still involved with antics. The
tradition hasn't died."
Galashan says there is pressure to live
up to the high standards set by past
Ubyssey editors — a legacy for which
she's grateful.
'The work experience I'm getting is the
real thing," says Galashan. "I'll definitely
be going into journalism when I graduate."
Now financially viable, The Ubyssey is
able to pay not only for the publication of
the book but for a new Ubyssey Community Contribution Award. The $3,000
award recognizes student activism and
community building at UBC.
The first award will be shared by recent Political Science graduate Allison
Dunnet, a creator of a campus orientation program for new students, and
Michael Hughes, a social activist and
doctoral student in Physics.
UBC President Martha Piper and Allan
Fotheringham will present the awards
Saturday, Oct. 17 as Ubyssey editors
past and present gather at a reunion in
the SUB ballroom. An estimated 300
people are expected to attend.
Copies of the commemorative book
will be on sale at the UBC Bookstore for
$29.90 ($19.98 for students).
xTo lead in sustainability'
new director's focus
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
When UBC's C. K. Choi Building opened
in 1996, it set a precedent for campus
construction as the university's first ecologically friendly building.
Several years and several awards later,
it still draws international attention, serving as a model for sustainable design and
construction with its composting toilets,
on-site grey water treatment, reused and
recycled materials and optimum use of
natural light and ventilation.
"The Choi building represents a new standard for
ecologically friendly construction," says Freda
Pagani, who led the project.
Now, as UBC's director
of sustainability, Pagani has
taken on the giant task of
taking the Choi's messages
of sustainability campus-
wide. It's a challenge, she
says, thatgoes much deeper
than reused bricks and
energy efficient lighting.
"While I believe technology can assist us in the
changes we have to make,
what's needed is a change
in human behavior and values," she says.
The mission of the Sustainability Office is broad and aimed at developing an
economically viable and environmentally
responsible campus. This entails consideration of ecological, economic and social
issues in strategic planning and development and operations.
Ultimately, Pagani wants to see UBC
emerge a leader in sustainable development, with the extensive participation of
the campus community.
The office's mandate is in keeping with
UBC's Campus Sustainability Policy. Pagani
has been at UBC for more than 10 years,
mainly in project development and teaching
architecture. She is currently finishing her
PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies.
The initiatives stemming from her office and related areas touch on use of just
about everything that flows through campus, from electricity, to paper, to sewage.
One major one, the Energy Management Plan, is aimed at reducing campus
power consumption by 20 per cent within
seven years, and by as much as 90 per
cent by 2040. The plan includes retrofitting buildings with energy-efficient lights
while training departmental co-ordinators
to promote power smart behavior.
This follows on the heels of initiatives
already in place, including recycling area
monitors who promote recycling of paper,
glass, plastic and metals.
Pagani will work closely
with existing programs, including those related to transportation, purchasing, recycling, and waste management. Also, new projects,
such as the Liu Centre for
International Studies on the
north end of campus, provide opportunities to develop
sustainable facilities from the
ground up.
"A design objective for
the Liu Centre is to be better than the Choi in every
way," says Pagani.
Another proposal is to
collect wastewater and sewage from Thunderbird and Totem Park housing and run-off from B-Lot and reclaim it
through a constructed wetland in which
plants are used to filter and purify waten
"We have a tremendous range of expertise at UBC on sustainability issues at all
levels, whether global or local," say s Pagani.
"This is an opportunity for faculty, staff
and students to help the university demonstrate leadership in this area, not only
in terms of research, but also in development and implementation."
Pagani is recruiting volunteers from across
campus to serve as area co-ordinators (Green
Guides) for the Trek Transportation Program, the Energy Management Plan and the
Waste Management Program. She can be
contacted at 822-1501 or by e-mail at
sustain@interchange.ubc.ca. The
Sustainability Office Web site is at
Community's needs
are officer's priority
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
When Const. Shannon Kitchen was
playing soccer on the field across the
street from UBC's RCMP office, little did
she suspect that six years later she
would be the community liaison officer
for the detachment.
"When I finished my training I remembered that it looked like a neat
place to work so I opted to come here,"
says Kitchen, who has been with the
detachment for three years.
This is a job where we can relate to
the community," she says. "It gives me
an opportunity to talk directly to people
and find out what services they need."
Kitchen worked with the Women Students' Office, the Equity Office and
residence life managers on sexual assault prevention programs when she
first joined the detachment.
"Shannon has demonstrated that
she's an effective communicator and
that's a big part of this new position,"
says RCMP Staff Sgt. Lloyde Plante.
"She has also developed a good feel for
the community's needs."
Kitchen has recendy worked with UBC
Personal Security Co-ordinator Paul Wong
to offer a robbery prevention program to
UBC Food Services administration and co
ordinated an alcohol/drug awareness display for Totem Park residence.
She also oversees the assignment of
the detachment's officers to serve specific UBC residences. The officers work
with managers, advisers and students
to address the residence's particular
policing concerns.
"It's important for us to make personal
connections in this community," says
Kitchen. "Then we can draw on those
resources to help with problem-solving."
In addition to UBC and Pacific Spirit
Regional Park, the 12-officer detachment also serves the University Endowment Lands (UEL), and Kitchen spends
two days a week at University Hill schools.
She educates students about personal safety, bullying and theft.
After hearing high school students
complain there is nothing to do in the
area. Kitchen is trying to re-establish
the school's sports teams with the assistance of members ofthe detachment
and UBC coaching staff.
She also plans to launch a community Block Watch program for UEL that
would include Hampton Place residents.
"The response to this position has been
great," says Kitchen. "I've even got residents and students volunteering to help
out with community policing activities such
as victims' assistance programs." 4 UBC Reports • Oct. 15, 1998
Maria Klawe, vice-president. Student and Academic Services, established the Student Services Review Committee in November 1997. The members were Janet Cox
(Housing and Conferences), Neil Guppy (Faculty of Arts), Byron Hender, (Student and
Academic Services [Secretary]), Vivian Hoffmann (Alma Mater Society), David Holm
(Faculty of Science), Ben Liu (Alma Mater Society), and Moura Quayle (Faculty of
Agricultural Science [Chair]).
In addition to the UBC internal committee, an external review was conducted over a
three-day period in March 1998. The external reviewers were Robert Crawford, dean
of Student Affairs, Queens University; Peggy Patterson, associate vice- president,
Student Affairs, University of Calgary, and Brian J. Silzer, associate vice-president
and registrar, University of Alberta.
The Committee's terms of reference were:
• to examine the operation ofthe 11 units and their role in support ofthe University's
• to comment on the accountability and the overall effectiveness of the staff of
Student Services and its organizational structure
• to identify Student Services' strengths as well as any opportunities which the
committee perceives for improving its programs, its relations with internal and
external organizations and for better utilization of the University's resources.
Student Services consists of the following eleven units: Awards and Financial Aid,
Disability Resource Centre, International Student Services, Records and Registration, Scheduling and Administration, Secretariat and Publications Services, Student
Health Services, Student Resources Centre, Student Systems, Undergraduate Admissions, and the Women Students' Office.
Key Recommendations
The key recommendations from the Committee to Review UBC Student Services are
listed below for busy readers. Greater detail and rationale are provided in the body
of this report.
Core Recommendation
Incorporate a "Making it Work for Students" strategy as a key component of
the TREK 2000: UBC Vision Statement. This strategy should co-ordinate a
campus commitment to enhancing student experience and success at UBC.
Recommendations to Make it Work for Students
1. Allocate more resources to improve student experience
and success
1.1. Increase the global allocation of resources to Student Services with special
attention to the following functions: admissions, awards and financial aid,
career services, counselling, general communications, international student
services, and publications. (President, VP Student and Academic Services)
1.2   Use additional resources to:
a. invest in and significantly improve the image and communication effectiveness of Student Services;
b. increase support for professional and staff development: and
c. address critical space needs. (VP Student and Academic Services,Director,
Budget and Planning, AVP Land and Building Services)
1.3. Create a direct and visible link between student tuition payments and student
service funding. (VP, Student and Academic Services; Director, Budget and
2. Student service doesn't only happen in Student
2.1 Require each Faculty to undertake a detailed review of and provide internal
justification for the student- related rules and regulations for all degree
programs in order to simplify regulations and eliminate inconsistencies and
ambiguities. (VP Academic)
2.2 Provide an opportunity for the new Associate Vice-President Student Services
and Registrar (current Registrar and Director of Student Services) to address and
hold, at least annually, a short session for "Q & A" in a general meeting of each
ofthe twelve Faculties. (Deans)
2.3 Create a forum for all advising personnel at UBC to meet, discuss, and suggest
resolutions to problems. (Director of Student Services)
2.4 Improve orientation sessions on Student Services and encourage attendance by
new academic faculty and staff to enable them to serve students better. (AVP
Academic, Executive Co-ordinator, Student Services)
2.5 Amend the criteria for Appointment Promotion and Tenure to reward excellence
in service to students, including advising and other student service activities.
(Faculty Association, AVP Academic, Deans)
3. The "service" in Student Services
3.1 Create new peer positions in Student Services to fully realize the value of
students supporting students. (Managers of Units)
3.2 Improve service to students by instituting a "one window" approach by:
a. providing specially trained peer advisors and staff in one of the central
information kiosks in Brock Hall to answer general questions and to direct
students to the appropriate location for answers to their more specific
questions or concerns; (Registrar and Director of Student Services)
b. establishing an 800 number and a local central enquiry number for Student
Services; and, (Registrar and Director of Student Services)
c. creating and implementing a coordinated permanent signage plan for all
Student Service counters and locations as part of the improved image and
communication strategy. (Registrar and Director of Student Services and
AVP Land and Building Services)
4. Focus on and listen to students' needs
4.1 Focus on and support the philosophy of "first time right" in Student Services to
avoid the "ping-pong" effect, thereby providing consistency and increased
efficiency in service delivery. This may mean a diligent maintenance and use of
the Student Services Web site for up-to-date information. (Director of Student
Services, Staff and Managers)
4.2 Provide staff at all levels with the training and information to develop the
confidence to make appropriate decisions in support of students. (Director of
Student Services, Staff and Managers)
4.3 Work to provide a more trusting environment on campus for student concerns
and issues. (Director of Student Services, Staff and Managers)
4.4 Develop and implement an ongoing program to monitor student satisfaction and
to elicit suggestions for ways in which service to students can be improved.
(Director of Student Services, Staff and Managers)
4.5 Entrust CABSD (Campus Advisory Board on Student Development) with the
responsibility of reviewing and making recommendations on all issues and
concerns related to the advancement of student development. (VP Student and
Academic Services)
4.6 Charge SOCC (Student Outreach Co-ordinating Committee) with the mandate
to investigate and make recommendations on appropriate and effective linkages
of communication between and among all units on campus that have a role in
providing services to students, directly or indirectly. (VP Student and Academic
Services, VP Academic, VP Finance & Administration)
5. A new framework for Student Services
5.1 As soon as possible, begin grouping units under the following three umbrella
functions or divisions: (Registrar and Director of Student Services)
• Recruitment, Registration and Records (includes current functions of
Admissions, Awards and Financial Aid, Records and Registration, School and
College Liaison)
• Communications, Research and Infrastructure (includes current functions of Secretariat and Publications, Scheduling and Administration, Systems)
• Student Services (includes current functions of Career Services, Counselling
Services, Disability Resource Centre, Women Students' Office, International
Student Services, Student Health)
5.2 Implement the "project" model within and among these three Divisions by
creating some initiatives that link expertise and provide an integrated service to
students. (Registrar and Director of Student Services)
5.3 Strengthen the financial management structure to respond to the needs for
improved financial tracking and furthering cost recovery. (Registrar and Director
of Student Services)
5.4 Create a position of "Associate Vice-President Student Services and Registrar"
replacing the current position of Registrar and Director of Student Services. (VP
Student and Academic Services)
5.5 Encourage equity and cultural diversity within Student Services' staff to respond
appropriately especially to the needs for working in different languages in
counselling and career services. A Student Services working group should review
equitable access of all students to Student Services. (Registrar and Director of
Student Services and Managers of Units)
5.6 Improve Student Services' staffs abilities to work together and serve students
by establishing an internal working group of staff and management to find ways
of enhancing effective communication and community within Student Services.
(Registrar and Director of Student Services)
5.7 Implement an expanded orientation program for new Student Services' staff.
(Associate Deans, Student Services, Executive Coordinator, Student Services)
5.8 Confirm the appointment of a head for Student Health with responsibility for the
overall provision of health and wellness at UBC. (VP Student and Academic
5.9 Conduct a detailed review of the services at UBC for International Students
including the International Student Initiative, International Student Services,
Student Exchange Programs and the International Liaison Office in order to
harmonize and clarify roles and ensure the best possible service for our
international students. (President, VP Academic, VP Student and Academic
For the complete report, please visit
the Student Services Web page at
admiss/pub/review/ UBC Reports ■ Oct. 15, 1998 5
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The President's Office has established a Tuition Policy Committee. Domestic
tuition fees for existing programs are frozen by the Provincial Government.
However. UBC needs to have principles on which it can base tuition fees for
international students and for domestic students whenever the tuition freeze is
relaxed. The Committee wishes to learn the views of students, faculty, staff, alumni
and others on this important matter and is therefore submitting the following
questions for consultation. These questions should be regarded as a guide and
other comments on tuition policy would also be welcome.
Degree programs at UBC are supported from a variety of funds. The General
Purpose Operating Fund (GPOF) comprises the provincial operating grant plus
tuition fees. The total University budget comprises the GPOF, endowment income,
research grants, designated grants, contracts, and capital revenues from ancillary
services. Student tuition fees cover only a fraction ofthe cost of degree programs.
For example, in 1997/98, student credit tuition fees ($56M) represented 16.3% of
the GPOF (S344M) and 9.5% ofthe University's total budget ($75M/$794M).
General Questions
Q1. What are the factors that should influence the tuition fees charged for UBC
degree programs? Please check all that apply:
 Cost of delivering the degree programs
 External financial support for programs, e.g.. Provincial grant, endowments
 Tuition fees of similar programs at comparable universities
 Affordability of degree programs by students
 Student demand for entry into degree programs
 Future earnings potential of graduates of degree programs
 Residence status of students
 Other factors (please specify)	
Q2. What percentage of the full cost of delivering a degree program should the
individual domestic student pay? %
Enter 0% if you believe the Provincial Government should pay the full costs.
Enter 100% if you believe the student should pay full cost. Please explain your
Given current financial assistance possibilities, what would you consider a
reasonable level of tuition for a full-time, domestic undergraduate student
enrolled at UBC for one year (30 credits) ? $	
For current UBC students, if the annual tuition fee were higher than when you
came to UBC, at what level ofthe fee would your decision to attend UBC have
At what level of higher annual tuition fee would you decide to drop out of UBC?
UBC wants to make its academic programs accessible to the best-qualified
applicants regardless of their financial ability to pay. To achieve this goal, one
approach is a tuition fee strategy which has high tuition levels together with
high amounts of financial assistance. Another approach is a tuition fee
strategy with low tuition levels and low amounts of financial assistance.
Which approach do you favour? Please explain your rationale.
At present, UBC tuition fees differ according to the type of degree program and type
of student as shown below:
Degree Program
$    461/credit
30-credit program
4 years
$ 2,295/year
Bachelor of Law
$ 3,199/year 1
$ 2,999/years 2-3
$    461/credit
Doctor of Dental Medicine
$ 3,937/year
Doctor of Medicine
$ 3,937/year
Professional Graduate
Master of Business Admin.
$ 7,000/program
$ 4,215/year
Master of Engineering
$ 2,279/year
Master of Architecture
$ 2,279/year
Master of Journalism
$ 4,050/program
Master of Landscape Arch.
$ 2,279/year
MSc. In Genetic Counseling
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Education
In Educational Leadership
$ 8,000/year
$ 8,000/year
Research-Based Graduate
e.g., Masters of Arts,
Applied Science, and Ph.D.
Differentiation in Tuition Fees across Degree Programs
Q6. For domestic students, should UBC increase, decrease, or maintain constant
the differentiation in tuition fees across its degree programs? What is the
rationale for your answer?
Q7. If you believe the degree of differentiation in tuition fees should be increased,
what types of degree programs should have higher tuition fees and what types
should have lower tuition fees?
Q8. Should there be differentiation in undergraduate tuition fees? If so. which
programs should have higher fees and which should have lower fees? Explain
your rationale.
Q9. This year, the Ontario Government has deregulated the tuition fees for select
programs at Ontario universities, including professional undergraduate programs such as engineering, business, computer science, medicine, dentistry,
law, and pharmacy, and all graduate programs. Furthermore, it is allowing
Ontario universities to increase tuition fees in other undergraduate programs
by up to 10% provided the increases can be linked to maintaining or improving
program quality. At least 30% of tuition increases must be set aside for needs-
based financial assistance. Do you agree or disagree with this policy or any
part of it? What are the reasons for your answers?
Differentiation in Tuition Fees across Types of Students
Q10. Should UBC change the differentiation in tuition fees between domestic and
international students? Should this differentiation be increased, decreased, or
remain the same? Is your view the same for undergraduate and graduate
students? Please give a rationale for your views.
Q11. Should Canadian citizens who are not residents of Canada and do not pay
taxes to Canada be charged domestic or international tuition fees?
Difficult Tradeoffs
Q12. Students and many others are deeply concerned about:
• whether there are enough places in the provincial universities so that
students do not have to go elsewhere;
• whether students can afford to pay for university expenses (including
tuition fees, books, room and board, transportation, etc.),and
• the quality of education. The quality of education is strongly dependent on
the university budget and enrolments. The budget determines the quality
of faculty and support staff, library holdings, laboratories, facilities, etc.,
whereas the budget and enrollments set the student/faculty ratios. These
ratios greatly affect the educational experience for students.
If UBC were faced with no change in the Provincial Operating Grant for several
years would you prefer:
  a freeze at the present level of enrolment together with a freeze in
tuition fees?
  an increase in the present level of enrolment together with a freeze in
tuition fees even though this would mean a decrease in program
  an increase in the present level of enrolment together with an increase
in tuition fees to raise the number of places and improve program
  Any other measures? (please specify)	
How would you prefer that UBC handle these difficult tradeoffs?
Please provide any other comments that might be valuable to the Committee and
return the questionnaire by Oct. 31, 1998 to:
The Tuition Policy Committee
c/o The Office of Budget and Planning
6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
E-mail: tuition.policy@exchange.ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 822-1338
Please specify what type of respondent you
 Other (please specify)	
Tuition Policy Committee Members
Donald Wehrung, Chair
John Chase
Axel Meisen
Dr. John Gilbert
Ashok Kotwal
David Randall
Vivian Hoffman
Csaba Nikolenyi
Byron Hender 6 UBC Reports - Oct. 15, 1998
October 18 through October 31
Sunday, Oct. 18
Continuing Studies
Friendship In Good Times And
Bad. Women's Resources Centre
from 10ara-4pm. Fee $75. Call
Artist's Talk
Transitions: Contemporary Ca
nadian Indian and Inuit Art.
Marianne Nicolson. MOA Theatre Gallery at 2pm. Free with
regular admission. Call 822-
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. Robert
Silverman. Chan Centre Chan
Shun Concert Hall at 3pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan
Centre ticket office 822-2697.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Buto Performance. Kokoro Dance.
Green College at 8:30pm. Call
Monday, Oct. 19
School Of Music Seminar
Camerata Vocale Hannover. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call
Applied Mathematics/
Atmospheric Sciences
A Theory Of Nonlinear Equilibrium Of Highly Unstable Waves,
With Application To Explaining
The Equilibrium Spectrum Of
Transient Waves In The Atmosphere. Ka-Kit Tung, U of Washington. CSCI 301 at 3:30pm. Refreshments CSCI lounge at 3pm.
Call Robert Miura 822-2265.
Mechanical Engineering
Problem Based Learning: New
Directions For Engineering Education. Ray Meadowcroft, Metals
and Materials Engineering.
CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
Probing The Cores Of Distant
Stars: The MOST Space Telescope. Jaymie Matthews.
Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
Member Speakers Series
Smoke And Ashes: The Regulation Of Tobacco Sport
Sponsorships In Canada. Timothy Dewhirst, Interdisciplinary
Studies. Green College at 5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
School Of Music Concert
Camerata Vocale Hannover.
Hans-Dieter Reinecke, conductor. Music Recital Hall at 8pm.
Call 822-5574.
Science And Society
Can Brain Science Dispel The
Myths Of Mental Illness? Peter
Liddle, Psychiatry. Green College
at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Kashmir: The Role Of The International Committee OfThe Red
Cross. Dr. Jim Halvorson. St.
John's College 1080 at 8pm. Call
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Botany Seminar
Plant Transposable Elements.
CliffWeil, U of Idaho. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30- 1:30pm. Call
The Centre For Chinese
Research Seminar
Chinese Urban Redevelopment
And Neighborhood Change: The
Contrasting Cases Of Beijing And
Quanzhou. Daniel Abramson.
School of Community and Regional
Planning. CKChoi 120from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-2629.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
TBA. Gregory Lewis, Mathematics. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Photorhabdus Luminescens. An
Insect Pathogen That Is A Symbi-
ont Of Nematodes. Jerry Ensign,
U ofWisconsin. Wesbrook 100 from
12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Lectures In Modern
Co-ordinatively Unsaturated
Synthons In The Chemistry Of
Group 15 Elements. Prof. Neil
Burford, Dalhousie U. Chemistry
B-250 (south wing) at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-
Peter Wall Institute
Complexity Seminar
Competition And Coexistence In
Fluctuating Environments. Bea
Beisner, Zoology. Hennings 318 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
Green College Speakers
A New Era In Germany? Prospects
For The Red-Green Coalition. Prof.
Frank Ungeer, Political Science,
Institute for European Studies.
Receptionfrom4:45-5:30pm. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
Menaka Thakkar And Company -
An Indian Dance Experience. MOA
Theatre Gallery at 7:30pm. Free
with regular admission. Call 822-
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Orthopedic Grand Rounds
Research Design In Orthopedics.
Various speakers. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
School of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Jean-
Paul Sevilla, piano. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. S3 at the door.
Call 822-5574.
Centre For Japanese
Research Seminar
The Japanese Distribution System And Business Practices. Prof.
Hajime Chinen. Marketing, U of
Ryuku. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-2629.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Gonadotropin Receptors. Dr.
Shigeo Igarashi. BC Women's
Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-
Comparative Literature
Cultural Recycling: An Endgame?
Walter Moser, U of Montreal. Green
College at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Geography Colloquium
Where Have All The Critters Gone?
Explorations In Biodiversity And
Society In Southeast Asia. Phil
Dearden. U of Victoria. Geography
229 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-2663.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Regional And Global Oxygenation
In The Critically 111. Dr. James
Russell, St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay
Conference Room from 5-6pm. Call
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Theatre
Shakespeare's MacBeth. Chan
Centre BC Tel Studio Theatre at
7:30pm. Call Chan Centre ticket
office 822-2697: 822-2678.
Thursday, Oct. 22
Pathology And Laboratory
Medicine Distinguished
Lecture Series
Advances In The Prediction Of
Outcome In Prostate Cancer. Dr.
Jeffrey S. Ross. Albany Medical
College. Vancouver Hosp/HSC.
Eye Care Centre Aud. at 8am. Call
Bruce Verchere 875-2490.
Teaching Community
Formative Feedback: Improving
Teaching And Learning For Your
Current Class. David Lam bsmt.
seminar room. To register call 822-
Biodiversity And
Conservation Seminars
Ranking Potential Conservation
Areas By Their Irreplaccability: A
Case Study Of Fishes In Lakes In
B.C. David Forsvth. Centre for
Biodiversity Research. Hut B-8 Ralf
Yorque room at 12:30pm. Bring
your lunch. Call 822-5937.
Jewish Studies Seminar
South African Jewry And Apartheid. 1948-1994. Milton Shain. U
of Cape Town. Buchanan D-250
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2889.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
The History Ofthe Bre-X Minerals
Scandal. Lindsay Bottomer, International Freegold Mineral Development. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3378.
Centre For Korean Research
New Findings On Kim Hong-do's
Genre Paintings. Prof. Saehyang
Chung, Pohang U of Science and
Technology. CK Choi 120 from 3-
5pm. Call 822-2629.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
The Evolutionarily Conserved Ar-
ginine Attenuator Peptide Regu-
latesThe MovementOf Ribosomes.
Matthew Sachs. Oregon Graduate
Institute of Science and Technology. Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Physics And Astronomy
Quantum States Of Black Holes.
Gary Horowitz. U of California.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:45pm.
E-mail affleck@physics.ubc.ca;
young@physics.ubc.ca or call 822-
2137; 822-3631.
Centre For Integrated
Computer Systems Research
Distinguished Lecture Series
Computer Graphics And Interactive Entertainment. Tim Bennison,
Radical Entertainment. CICSR/CS
208 at 4pm. Refreshments. 822-
Biostatistics Seminar
Searching For The Meaning Of Life:
Coding Regions In Genomic DNA.
Peter Hooper. Mathematical Sciences. Uof Alberta. CSCI 301 from
4-5:30pm. Call 822-0570.
Chalmers Institute Public
The Link Between Morality And
Politics: The Example Of Canada's
Trade Policy. Ed Broadbent. J.S.
Woodsworth chair in humanities,
SFU.   VST  Epiphany  Chapel  at
7:30pm. Refreshments. Discussion to follow. Call 822-9815.
Thematic Lecture Series
What is Tradition When It Is Not
Invented? The Invention Of Tradition Reconsidered. James Clifford.
I listorvol Consciousness Program.
U of California. Frederic Wood
Theatre at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Oct. 23
International Baccalaureate
B.C. Society Professional
Development Meeting
Asian Centre from 8:30am-4:30pm.
E-mail bpoole@axionet.com.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Alternate Levels Of Care: Health
Care System Responses In The
Greater Vancouver Area. Ann Kelly,
health services planner. GVRD.
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Call
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Prenatal Diagnosis: Where Have
We Been And Where Are We Going? Dr. Doug Wilson. Diagnostic
Ambulatory Program. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. GF Strong Aud. from 9-
10am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-
Chalmers Institute Fall
Somerville Event For Spirit ual Formation. Rev. Eugene Peterson,
Regent College. VST Iona Bldg.
from 9:30-4pm. Continues to Oct.
24. $55/day; $95 both days, seniors/group rates. Call 822-9815.
Fish 500 Seminars
Decadal Changes In Growth And
Recruitment Of Pacific Halibut And
Their Effect s On Stock Assessment.
Ana Parma, International Pacific
Halibut Commission. Hut B-8 Ralf
Yorque room at 11:30am. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Occupational Exposure Measurements And The Health Effects Of
Dust From Finnish Trees. Tarja
Kallas. Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, UBC, Koerner G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Excitation-Contraction Coupling
In Rat Cardiomyocytes: Does the
Na/Ca Exchanger Play A Role?
Edwin Moore. Physiology.
Cunningham 160 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture
Imagining God. Prof. Karen
Armstrong, Leo Baeck College. TBA
at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
School Of Music Concert
UBC Chamber Strings. Eric
Wilson, director. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Dal Grauer Memorial
What Does Fundamentalism Mean?
Prof Karen Armstrong. Leo Baeck
College. Green College Coach House
at 3:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Fouling Of I leavy Petroleum Fractions. Martial Simard. ChemEng
206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Physical Chemistry
Microfabricated Fluidic Manifolds
For Chemical Analysis. Sabeth
Verpoorte. Chemistrv. Chemistry D-225 (centre" block) at
4pm.Call 822-3266.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280 331 1 or Chan
Centre ticket office 822-2697.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Centre For India And South
Asia Research Colloquium
The South Asia Colloquium Of
The Pacific Northwest. CK Choi
120 from 9am-4:30pm. To register rail 822-2629.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-331 1 or Chan
Centre ticket office 822-2697.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
The History Of God. Prof. Karen
Armstrong. Leo Baeck College.
IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
CBC Avison Series Concert 2. CBC
Vancouver Orchestra; Mario
Bernardi. conductor. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 2pm.
CallTicketmaster280-3311 orChan
Centre ticket office 822-2697.
Bill Duthie Memorial
Frank McCourt. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at
7:30pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-
331 1 or Chan Centre ticket office
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Readings From: A Streetcar
Named   Desire;   Good   Night
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar Items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 Cecil Green
Park Road. Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone; 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the UBC
Reports Web page at http://www.pubUcafiairs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the October 29 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period Nov. 1 to Nov. 14—is noon, Oct.
20. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ Oct. 15, 1998 7
October 18 through October 31
Desdemona (Good Morning
Juliet). Green College Players.
Green College at 8pm. Call 822-
Monday, Oct. 26
Chalmers Institute Fall
Theology And Praxis Of Conflict'
Resolution. Marilou Carrillo.
VST lona Bldg. from 9:30am-
4pm. Continues to Oct. 27. S80;
$40 seniors; $70 group. Call
Germanic Studies Speaker
Reading From His Works. Durs
Grunbein. German writer.
Buchanan Penthouse from
12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-6403.
Mechanical Engineering
An Integrated Approach To
Learning: Science One. Julyet
Benbasat. director. Science One
Program. CEME 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call822-
Astronomy Seminar
The Canadian Galactic Plane
Survey. Lewis Knee. Hennings
318 at 4pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-2267.	
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Teaching Community
Introduction To Searching The
World Wide Web. David Lam
bsmt. Windows lab B from 9am-
12noon. To register call 822-
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Natural Killer Cell Receptor Interactions With Class I Major
Histocompatibility Complex Molecules. Kevin Kane. U of Alberta.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Lectures In Modern
Design And Development Of
Group Selective Reactions. Prof.
Dale Ward, U of Saskatchewan.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Green College Speakers
Interdisciplinary Research InThe
Social Sciences: Canadian Experience. Patricia Vertinsky.
Educational Studies; Ilan
Vertinsky. Forestry Economics
and Policy Analysis Research
Unit. Green College at 5:30pm.
Reception from 4:45-5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Chalmers Institute Fall
Reading The Bible As Though
Your Life Depended On It. Rev.
Harry Maier. West Vancouver
United Church from 7:30-
9:30pm. $10. Call 822-9815.
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professor
Feminist Movements In America
During The Late '60s And '70s:
Liberal Feminism As Represented
In National Organization Of
Women. William Chafe, dean,
Arts and Sciences. Duke U. Green
College Graham House at
7:30pm. Call 822-5675.	
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Orthopedic Grand Rounds
Digital Imaging: Orthopedic Applications. Peter Cropper. Vancouver Hosp/HSC. Eve Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
School of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Strakke
Lucht, accordion, bassoon, piano
electronics. Music Recital I fall at
12:30pm. $3 at the door. Call 822-
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting
Behind The Veil: The Politics Of
Black America During The Age Of
Segregation. William Chafe, dean,
Arts and Sciences, Duke U.
Buchanan D-238 at 12:30pm. Call
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Cadherins In Ovarian Surface Epithelium. Alice Wong. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-
Geography Colloquium
Regions And Industry. James
Harrington, U of Washington. Geography 229 from 3:30-5pm. Call
1998-99 Nursing Rounds
Community Health Centres: Real
Health Reform Or More Of The
Same. Jack L. Altman. vice-president. Community Health Services.
Vancouver-Richmond Health
Board. Vancouver Hosp/HSC.
UBC. Koerner G-279 from 4-5pm.
Call 822-7453.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Respiratory Health Effects OfTypi-
cal Finnish Wood Dusts. Dr. Tarja
Kallas, Finnish Institute Occupational Health. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlav conference room from 5-
6pm. Call 875-5653.
Green College Special
Bright Mettle On ASullen Ground.
Walford Davies. English. U of Aberystwyth. Green College at
5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
19th Century Studies
Law's Colonization Of The Soul:
Lawyers' Imperial Project s And The
British Diaspora. Wes Pue, Law:
commentators. Green College at
8pm. Call 822-1878. '
Thursday, Oct. 29
Engineering And
Architecture Continuing
Education Seminar
Creative Entrepreneurship For Professionals. Paul Tinari.TBA from 9am-
5pm. Continues to Oct. 30. $480
includes notes, lunch, refreshments,
certificate. Call 822-3347.
Science First! Lecture Series
From Queries To Data To Information: Statistical Science And Issues
Of Human Health. John Petkau,
Statistics ^ Wesbrook 100 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-5552.
Biodiversity And
Conservation Seminars
Defining Genetic Conservation
Units For B.C. Rainbow Trout.
David Forsyth, Centre for
Biodiversity Research. Hut B-8 Ralf
Yorque room at 12:30pm. Bring
your lunch. Call 822-5937.
Nisga'a Forum
Session 2. Law 101/102 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2335.
Pacific Institute For The
Mathematical Sciences
Asymptotic Aspects In Geometric
Functional Analysis. Nicole
Tomczak-Jaegermann, U of Alberta. University Services
teleconference centre at 2:30pm.
Call 822-1522.
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting
The American Presidency From
Franklin D. Roosevelt Through Bill
Clinton. William Chafe, dean, Arts
and Sciences, Duke U. Buchanan
Penthouse at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Physics And Astronomy
Strange Magnets: Pseudospin Order In The Quantum Hall Regime.
Allan Macdonald, U of Indiana.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:45pm.
E-mail affleck@physics.ubc.ca;
young@physics or call 822-2137;
Faculty Research Excellence
Award Winner Lecture
The Stochastic Programming Approach To Asset-Liability Management. Prof. William Ziemba. Angus. Ed McPhee Centre 125 at
4:30pm. Refreshments at 4:15pm.
Call 822-8518.
Law And Society
Investment Rules And The New
Consitutionalism. David
Schneiderman, Uof Alberta. Green
College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
Fine Arts Lecture
Matisse And Picasso: Chess. Revels,
Misprison. Yves-Alain Bois, Pulitzer
chair. Harvard U. Lasserre 102 from
7:30- 10pm. Call 822-4497.
Friday, Oct. 30
Health Care And
Epidemiology Forum
Pacific Health Forum. Mather 253
from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
No Fears, No Tears, 13Years Later:
Children Coping With Pain. Leora
Kuttner. GF Strong Aud. from 9-
10am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-
Fish 500 Seminars
The Knight Inlet Native Oolachon
Fishery On the Klinaklini River,
Past And Present. DuncanStacey.
industrial historian. Hut B-8 Ralf
Yorque room at 11:30am. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Risks From Pathogens And Chemicals In Drinking Water: Risk Assessment And Policy Implications.
Ray Copes, B.C. Ministry of Health.
Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC,
Koerner G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9302.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Paracrine And Endocrine Functions Of The Heart: Considerations For DrugTherapy. Dr. Simon
Rabkin. Medicine. Cunningham
160 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
School Of Music Concert
Band Festival. UBC Jazz Ensemble: Fred Stride, director. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Museum Of Anthropology
Public Lecture
Foreboding Memories/Foregone
Destinies. Prof. Robert Jan Van
Pelt. Cultural History. U of Waterloo. MOA Theatre Gallery from
l:30-2:30pm. Call 822-5087.
Institute For European
Studies Lecture
Democratic Transformations In
Central And Eastern Europe: Challenges For The European Union.
Prof. Otmar Holl. Austrian Insti-
Calendar deadline:
noon, Oct. 20
tute for International Affairs.
Buchanan Penthouse from 3-
5pm. Informal reception to follow. Call 822-8723.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar.
Electrochemical Brightening Of
Mechanical Pulp. Joev Jung.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Physical Chemistry
Rotational Spectroscopy Of ZrO
and ZrS - Observation Of Breakdown OfThe Born-Oppenheimer
Approximation. Sara Beaton.
Chemistry D-225 (centre block)
at 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Westcoast Dharma Society
Meditation Weekend Retreat.
Asian Centre Aud. from 7-9pm.
Continues to Nov. 1 from 9am-
5pm. To register e-mail:
wdharma@unixg.ubc.ca; 731-
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Band Festival. Chan Centre at
7:30pm. Call 822-2697: 822-
Saturday, Oct. 31
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Band Festival. UBC Symphonic
Wind Ensemble; Martin
Berinbaum, conductor. Chan
Centre at 7:30pm. Call 822-2697;
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Feminism And Civil Rights: A
Comparative Study Of Social
Movements. William Chafe, dean.
Arts and Sciences. Duke U. IRC
#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
UBC Zen Society
P^ach Monday during term (except
holidays) meditation session. Asian
Centre Tea Gallery from 1:30-
2:20pm. All welcome. Call 822-
UBC Campus Tours
The Student Recruitment Office
offers guided walking tours of the
UBC campus. The tour begins at
9:30am every Friday morning at
Brock Hall. To book a tour please
call 822-4319.
Museum Of Anthropology
Remembering Lubomi: Images Of
A Jewish Community: Recalling
The Past: A Selection Of Early
Chinese Art From the Victor Shaw
Collection; Vereinigung. Nuu-
chah-nulth/Gitxsan artist Connie
Sterritt; Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian And Inuit
Art; From Under The Delta: Wet-
Site Archaeology In The Lower
Fraser Region Of British Columbia; Hereditary Chiefs Of Haida
Gwaii; Attributed To Edenshaw:
Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Call 822-5087.
UBC Fencing Club
UBC Fencing Club meets every
Wednesday and Friday at 7pm in
Osborne Gym A. Learn decision
making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee.
Leave message at 878-7060.
Hong Kong Women
Young women who are members
of Hong Kong astronaut (parents
in Hong Kong and children in
Canada) or Hong Kong immigrant
families (parents and children in
Canada) are required for a study
examining their personal and family decisions. Call Kimi Tanaka
254-4158 or Phyllis Johnson 822-
UBC Birding
Join a one-hour birding walk
around UBC Campus, every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose
Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars
if vou have them. For details, call
Jeremy Gordon 822-8966.
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents are
needed for a PhD psychology study.
An interview at your convenience
is required. Please call Michele
Chan Centre Tours
Free tours ofthe Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts are held every Tuesday at noon. Participants are asked
to meet in the Chan Centre lobby.
Special group tours can be booked
through www.chancentre.com or at
822-1815. For more information
please call 822-2697.
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Public Skating 8:30am-4:30pm.
$3; free before noon for UBC students. Casual Hockey 8:30am-
4:30pm. $3.75/hr. M-F; free before noon for UBC students.
Squash and Racquetball. UBC staff
$7.50/court; UBC students $6/
court. For info call 822-6121.
Got A Stepfather?
17-23 years old? Love him. hate
him or indifferent, you qualify. $ 10
for 30 min.. anonymous question
naire, student or non-student,
mailed survey. Contact
gamache@interchange.ubc.ca or
Susan at 822-4919.'
Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club is composed of academic faculty and
professional staff at UBC, its affiliated colleges, t he library, Health
Sciences Centre, and post-doctoral fellows from across campus.
It brings together women connected to the university either
through their work or that of the
spouses, for social activities and
lectures. Its main purpose is to
raise funds tor student scholarships. There are 18 different interest groups within the club,
ranging from art appreciation and
bridge to hiking. Do come and join
uS! Call Louise Klaassen. president, 222-1983: Marya McDonald,
membership, 738-7401.
Wayfinding Study
Seeking participants (students and
non-students) possessing good
computer and mouse skills for a
UBC study on wayfinding in a computer-generated virtual environment. This requires a one-time com-
mitmentoftwo hours, in the Imager
lab in the CICSR building, for which
you receive $15. For an appointment e-mail: Steve at
spage@cs.ubc.ca or call 822-2218.
Art Exhibition
UBC Masters Of Fine Arts Graduate Show: Manuel Pina:
(De)constructions And Utopias
(Tribute To Eduardo Munoz).
Belkin Art Gallery Tues.-Fri.
10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun. 12noon-
5pm. Continues to Oct. 25. Free
with valid UBC ID. Call 822-2759. 8 UBC Reports • Oct. 15, 1998
Human rights in the 21st century
by Michelle Falardeau-Ramsay
Michelle Falardeau-Ramsay is chief
commissioner ofthe Canadian Human
Rights Commission. The following is
taken from remarks given at the First
Nations House of Learning recently.
Today, 50 years after its passage
in 1948, the Universal Declara
tion of Human Rights.remains
an eloquent and far-reaching document — a vision of the world as we
would like it to be. But all the declarations, resolutions, and laws the
world has to offer are worthless
unless they are backed up by people
resolved to maintain them.
There is no question that there has
been significant progress since the
declaration's adoption. We have to
remember that in 1948, most of the
world's citizens lived under either
dictatorships or colonial rule. The
fight for democracy over the last five
decades has meant that a growing
number of countries are actually
concerned about ensuring that the
rights of their people are protected.
But we have only to read the daily
headlines to realize that human rights
violations are still commonplace in
many parts of the globe.
Here in Canada, a leader in human
rights both domestically and internationally, we are far from these horrors. But we still have a way to go
before the declaration's vision is a
reality for all Canadians.
Much of the overt discrimination of
the past is gone. We no longer see
advertisements stipulating that only
men may apply for certain jobs, or that
Roman Catholics and Jews may seek
employment elsewhere.
Still, many of the human rights we
now take for granted have been in place
for one generation or less. And although we have what many think is an
enviable situation here in Canada,
nothing can be taken for granted.
There are several global shifts that
call for our attention:
• increased globalization;
• increased reliance on technology;
• more diverse populations; and
• changing workplaces, and shifts to
home-based work.
None of these are necessarily threats
to human rights, but consequences
arising from them may lead to human
rights concerns.
The framers of the Universal Declaration clearly intended that human
rights be taken into account when
addressing economic issues. Are we
prepared to take up the torch from
them, or have we already decided that
the gospel of economic efficiency will
dictate how we run our society?
We already worry publicly, as we
should, about the economic legacy
that we will leave future generations.
We need also to worry about, debate,
and work toward a strong human
rights legacy for the next century and
If we do not, I would venture to
suggest that, as economic globalization
continues, as national boundaries
become less significant, as governments
continue to shrink in size, and as
multinational corporations continue to
increase their power and influence, that
the gains we have made through our
human rights work will come under fire.
What happens, for instance, if a
company does not like the human
rights regulations in its home country?
It is now easier than ever before for it to
move its operations abroad, where
governments less solicitous of the
rights of their people turn a blind eye to
factories that run on slave or child
It is time for us to take a leaf from
the pages of the United Nations'
International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights, and concentrate on what used to be third-world
issues right here at home.
Twenty years ago, for instance,
higher education was so inexpensive
that few Canadians were denied access
to it. But now many people who would
like to improve their lot report that they
are unable to assume the debt load
needed to continue their studies. We
risk living in a country with two classes
of citizens: those who have access to
higher education, and the knowledge,
power and influence that come with it,
and those who do not.
Without that access comes poverty.
Although I have been criticized for
raising poverty as a human rights
issue, I continue to believe it is a major
barrier to the realization of human
rights. I fear that we are watching the
birth of a society right here in Canada
in which we will no longer be able to
cushion the negative fallout from
economic shifts, let alone help set
individuals and families on a more
equal footing and ensure equality of
opportunity for all.
From the very beginning, human
rights commissions have been a way
for society as a whole to say to victims
of discrimination — the least advantaged, the disenfranchised and the
dispossessed — that we stand with
you, that we think that your problems
are really our problems too, because
discrimination, intolerance and hatred
wound the community's bond of
solidarity, a basic denial of belonging.
With this in mind, now is the time
to ask where we, as a society, are
heading. And what must we do, now
and in the future, to make sure our
human rights principles do not get
lost along the way?
In order to answer these questions,
we need to build consensus on the
society we want to live in, with a
balance of freedom and responsibilities that lets everyone find a place. In
particular, we need to recognize that
those of us still struggling for fair
treatment may need the rest of us to
accept changes that will make our
communities work for everyone.
In that spirit, let us resolve that
our legacy to future generations will
be a Canada that honours the dignity
and worth of every human being.
Who helped 4,300 new undergraduates
have a first day like no other?
The following...
The staff and student participants of Imagine UBC would like to thank all those campus and community members
whose, time, energy and support made this campus event possible. We would like to extend a special thank you to
the many individuals and groups who donated prizes and financial support for the event. They are:
Community members
Ace Cycle
Barq's Root Beer
BC Transit
BMG Music Canada
Cafe Madeleine
Canadian Airlines
Canadian Outback/Bis White
Daniel le Chocolat Belse
ETC Vancouver
Greetings Etc.
Greyhound Canada
Hewlett Packard
The Bread Garden
The Diner Restaurant
UBC Hair Designs
Campus members
Live @ UBC
Maria Klawe, vice-president, Student and
Academic Services, UBC
Martha Piper, president, UBC
The Ubyssey
Travel Cuts
UBC Athletics and Recreation
UBC Bookstore
UBC Food Services
UBC Intramurals
UBC Parking and Transportation/Campus
Security UBC Reports ■ Oct. 15, 1998 9
Game Go-getters
Don Wells photo
UBC swimmers Mark Versfeld, Greg Hamm, Garrett Pulle and Jessica Deglau won
a total of eight medals - two gold, one silver and five bronze — at the recent
Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Games participants pictured above (top,
1-r) are swim coach Tom Johnson, swimmers Brent Sallee, Jessica Deglau, Mark
Versfeld and Mark Johnston; (bottom, 1-r) swimmer Tim Peterson, field hockey
goalkeeper Ann Harada, swimmer Greg Hamm and swim coach Randy Bennett.
Other UBC participants included swimmers Marianne Limpert and Sarah Evanetz,
track and field coach Carmyn James and rugby coach Spence McTavish.
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Students organize
global congress
Last year, Christopher
Gorman and a handful of fellow
students decided that rather
than simply studying political
science and international relations, they would like to provide
a bit of input.
Gorman, who's in his fourth
year of a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, is now
of the Commonwealth Universities' Student Con-
gress (CUSC).
Scheduled for August 1999, the
congress is expected to draw
200 student delegates from 54
nations to Vancouver.
"Many of the
issues that are
being dealt with
on an international level will
have a major impact on future
generations," says Gorman. "We
belong to a generation that will
be affected by decisions being
made today, yet the opportunities for input into the way these
issues are managed are few."
Delegates will work with a
broad agenda, says Gorman, and
the congress secretariat intends
to draw together ideas and themes
from the congress for presentation to the 1999 Commonwealth
Heads of Government meeting in
Cape Town, South Africa.
Gorman is now working to
recruit student volunteers to help
with organizing and staging the
event next summer.
Although students comprise
the heart of the congress organizing team, Gorman has also recruited heavy-hitting supporters from the greater university
and national business and political communities.
Gorman, nine other UBC students, UBC President's Office
executive director Herbert
Rosengarten. and Royal Commonwealth Society President
Lewis Perinbam comprise the
congress secretariat.
A national council of university students provides links between Canadian universities,
and prominent
university and
members. UBC
Martha Piper
and UBC Alumni
President Haig
Farris, are on the
council's advisory board.
Gorman has
been actively recruiting support
from Ottawa and
While searching for support in
principle, Gorman has also been
chasing funding. He estimates
the congress will cost roughly
$650,000 to host.
CUSC has received seed
money from the federal Dept. of
Foreign Affairs and International
Trade, while UBC has provided
office space, equipment and
other support.
The project is being undertaken with the Commonwealth
of Learning, a Vancouver-based
distance education organization, and the local branch of
the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Gorman can be reached by e-
mail at gorman@unixg.ubc.ca.
Volunteer applications can be
found on the CUSC Web site at
Those interested in volunteering can also e-mail
for more information.
Academic team aims to
reduce poverty in Vietnam -
Opening Oct. 15th
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Place in the'
Hours: 7:30am - 9:30pm, Monday - Friday
Buy any sub sandwich and
get a 2nd for 1 /2 price
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UBC is leading a broad academic team in a unique program
to reduce poverty in Vietnam.
More than 30 UBC faculty,
staff and students will work with
people from nine Vietnamese and
Canadian universities and academic institutions.
"We aim to get local people
involved with local officials in
finding appropriate solutions to
hunger and poverty," says program director Peter Boothroyd,
chair of UBC's Centre for Human Settlements.
The Localized Poverty Reduction in Vietnam Program will receive $4.9 million in funding over
five years from the Canadian
International Development
UBC's centres for Human Settlements, Southeast Asia Research, and Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations will play central roles in
the program.
Among the ideas UBC will
present to local people for their
consideration are projects to help
them upgrade their own homes
and neighborhoods in Vietnamese cities and the introduction of
credit schemes to provide loans
to small businesses to create
The UBC team and their Canadian and Vietnamese partners
will also focus on community involvement in the management of
Vietnam's forests and fisheries.
Boothroyd says the work will
involve testing participatory planning methods in some of Vietnam's poorest communes. Special attention will be given to the
participation of women in policy
assessment and project design.
"We hope that by increasing
university capacity for teaching
effective public involvement
methods, we will make a real
difference beyond the test communes," says Boothroyd.
The objectives ofthe program
are in line with Vietnam's new
policy of hunger eradication and
poverty reduction.
The policy calls for planning
and policy-making to be more
decentralized with the increasing participation of Vietnamese
people as well as support for
self-help initiatives.
"One thing we know about
poverty is that it is a complex
and often localized problem,"
says Boothroyd. "Governments
everywhere can benefit by paying attention to local knowledge
and by supporting community-
driven projects."
Boothroyd says knowledge
gained by the poverty program
will also contribute to teaching
programs at Canadian and Vietnamese universities.
Other Canadian partners include Universite Laval and the
International Development Research Centre, an Ottawa-based
institution which supports research in developing countries.
The World University Service of
Canada, an organization that sends
volunteer university students overseas to teach English and French,
is also taking part.
The Canadians will be working with people from Vietnam's
National Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities and five
regional universities. 10 UBC Reports • Oct. 15, 1998
for the
campus community
Proposed Ethical
Guidelines f0r
Preferred Supplier
UBC is inviting input from the campus community on the
draft Ethical Guidelines for Preferred Supplier Agreements.
Comments will be incorporated into a revised document for
approval by the Board of Governors at their November
Wednesday, Oct. 21,1998
•    12:30-1:30pm, Room 110, Henry Angus
Bldg., 2053 Main Mall
Dennis Pavlich, associate vice-president, Academic and
Legal Affairs
Debora Sweeney, acting director, Business Relations
Assoc. Prof. Wayne Norman, Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration
Speakers are to be followed by Question & Answer
The draft guidelines are available on the World Wide Web
at www.external-affairs.ubc.ca/ethicguide.html.
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Phone 822-5769 for more information.
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (madeoutto UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the October 29 issue of UBC Reports is noon, October 20.
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.
accommodation in Point Grey
area, Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279. _
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $54
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful BC
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean,comfortable. Useofliving
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1998 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.
6th. Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
CAMILLA   HOUSE    Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
Warm hospitality awaits you at
this centrally located view home,
Large rooms with private baths,
TV, phones, tea/coffee, fridge.
Full breakfast, close to UBC,
downtown and bus routes. 3466
W, 15th Ave. Call 737-2526 or fax
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE Looking for
short-term accommodation on
campus? Private rooms available
for visitors attending UBC on
academic business. Competitive
rates. Meals are included 5 days
per week. Call for information
and availability 822-8788.
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious home.
2 blocks to Jericho Beach/
Vancouver Yacht Club. Gourmet
breakfast. Central location to
downtown/UBC. N/S. Call 221 -0551.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates form $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
Next deadline:
noon, Oct. 20
Up to five UBC faculty members will be appointed as Peter
Wall Distinguished UBC Scholars in Residence. Beginning
in January 1999 the Institute facilities will be on the top floor
of the former Faculty Club. The term of the appointment is
one calendar year. An infrastructure budget of $10,000 will
be provided to each scholar for research-related expenses.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited. They
should include a CV and any other materials indicating
research distinction and a fit with the mandate of the Institute. The submission deadline for 1999 appointments is Oct.
For more information check the PWIAS Web site
(www.pwias.ubc.ca) or phone 822-4782.
PARIS fully furnished studio. Steps
from new bibliotheque, bus,
metro, shopping. Separate
kitchen. New TV-video-stereo
system. Secure U/G parking.
Generous closet space. Nov.
1998-June 1999 or any 3- or 6-
month period. E-mail:
cpfb@unixg.ubc.ca or call 732-
FRANCE Paris central 1 BR. Close
to Paris 1 BR. Provence house,
fully furnished. Call 738-1876.
1 BR AVAIL. Main floor of house to
share with mature person.
Chester and 43rd. Close to bus
routes. $375 plus 1/2 util. Avail
immed. Call 327-3136.
DUNBAR. Unfurnished main floor
2 BR, F/P, W/D. Avail. Dec. 1.
$1200/month plus util. N/S. N/P.
Call 736-4464.
Housing Wanted
WANTED by UBC health care
professional with N/P, N/S shared
or whole house with garage or
workshop for Nov. 1 or Dec. 1.
Responsible with ref. Good
caretaker. Call 222-1106.
! Servicers
looking to optimize their RRSP,
faculty pension and retirement
options call Don Proteau, RFP or
Doug Hodgins, RFP of the HLP
Financial Group for a
complimentary consultation.
Investments available on a no-
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For Sale
acre Georgia Strait view property
with fabulous 5 BR home and
guest cottage. One hour from
downtown Vancouver. $475,000.
Call Sharon Petzold, Prudential
Sussex Realty 1-888-466-2277.
WESTSIDE spacious sunny 2 BR
1028 sq. ft. apt. close to UBC and
beaches. Northeast view.
Beautiful H/W floors. New kitchen
and bath. Building extremely well
maintained. Affordably priced
$189,000. Call 222-2025.
Nov. 9-14. Taught by Russian icon
painter, Vladislav Andrejev and
his assistant, Nikita Andrejev.
Each student normally
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0891. UBC Reports ■ Oct. 15, 1998 11
Big Shot
Don Wells photo
UBC Thunderbird football defensive lineman Trevor Reed gets a double shot of
hepatitis B vaccine from Thunderbird mascot Lightning and community health
nurse Margot Smythe. The Vanier Cup champion T-Birds were among the hundreds
of students vaccinated recently during the Canadian Liver Foundation's nationwide
hepatitis B awareness campaign. The common occurrence of bleeding in contact
sports can mean additional risk for participants to contract the disease which is
100 times more infectious than HIV. Many ofthe players also volunteered for the
foundation during the week-long clinics in support of head coach Casey Smith, who
is battling liver cancer, a condition that can be associated with hepatitis B.
Theatre founder Wood's
star to shine on Granville
The late Frederic Wood, a driving force of theatre development
at UBC and in the province, was
inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall oi Fame Society
Oct. 13.
Wood, a former UBC professor of English, came to UBC
when it opened its doors in 1915
and founded the UBC Players
Club, the longest continuing dramatic society in Canada.
From the 1920s through the
1940s — a time when quality live
theatre in B.C. was rare —Wood
took the Players Club spring production on the road to appreciative audiences in B.C.'s interior.
The 400-seat Frederic Wood
Theatre, which opened on campus in 1963. is named for him.
Wood died in 1976 at the age of
"Freddy was a very ascetic,
intelligent, stern man — a perfectionist," says Norman Young,
Hall of Fame Society vice-president and a professor emeritus of
Food for thought
Food Services
Faculty, staff and students returning to campus this
fall have a greater variety of food outlets open to
them, including a couple that have a high degree of
name recognition in the Lower Mainland.
The Bread Garden, located at the new Forest Sciences
Centre and a Subway sandwich shop in the Student
Union Building's Pacific Spirit Place represent efforts by
UBC Food Services to provide a greater range of popular
on-campus dining options.
'The Bread Garden and Subway are both very popular
in the Lower Mainland," says UBC Food Services Director
Judy Vaz. "Their presence on campus will help us meet
the tastes of many members of our community and their
need for variety and convenience."
All new facilities, including the Bread Garden and
Subway, are staffed by Food Services employees.
"It is very important to us to offer choices that will keep
people on campus," says Vaz. "Subway scored highest in
our student surveys as the most popular branded concept, and for its reasonable prices. The Bread Garden is
already well established in Vancouver and is attractive to
a diverse group."
Other changes include the introduction of Seattle's
Best Coffee as the Food Services house blend. Pacific
Spirit Place will also house a new area called Canyon
Creek's Kettle Classics, a soup-and-sandwich facility
that will offer economical lunch selections with a variety
of soups.
Starbuck's coffee is available at Espresso-On-The-Go
and at Steamies in the Bookstore. Pacific Spirit Place will
continue to offer the salad bar, the Grill, Mr. Tubesteak,
Benny's Bagel's, the Rice Bowl and a range of regular and
vegetarian entrees.
Theatre. "He demanded that everything put on the stage be perfect, from props to people."
Wood also mentored many
UBC students who became stage
and screen performers and writers. The list includes playwright
and host of CBC Radio's Ideas
program Lister Sinclair, actor
Arthur Hill, Theatre Under the
Stars leader Bill Buckingham
and Dorothy Somerset, the first
head of the UBC Theatre Dept.
Around, black granite plaque
with gold lettering inscribed
'Frederic Wood, Theatre,' joins
others that are part of the
Starwalk in the sidewalk outside
the Orpheum Theatre on
Granville St.
Musical performers Charlene
Brandolini and Gillian Campbell,
trumpet player Bob Reid, radio
personality Vic Waters and dance
legend Anna Wyman were inducted with Wood.
There are now 100 plaques
honouring B.C. people who have
made outstanding contributions
to entertainment since the inauguration ofthe Starwalk in 1994.
"UBC is a hotbed of talent,"
says Young. "Including Wood,
UBC graduates account for 19
members in Starwalk."
Among them are actors Robert
Clothier, Ruth Nicol, Brent
Carver and Nicola Cavendish,
director Daryl Duke and singer
Ann Mortifee.
by staff writers
Michael Isaacson, dean of Applied Science, has
been elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy
of Engineering.
One of the world's foremost experts in the mechanics
of wave forces on offshore structures, Isaacson has
made significant contributions in hydrotechnical and
environmental engineering, including motion response
analysis of floating structures and the investigation of
structural failures due to waves and currents.
rof. Bill Borgen. of the Counselling Psychology
Dept. in the Faculty of Education is the new
president of the
International Association
for Counselling.
"My goal is to assist the
group to continue its
focus on studying and
developing counselling
services worldwide," says
Borgen, who is appointed
for a two-year term. "We
want to ensure that
national policy-makers,
educators and practitioners work together to
determine global counselling needs, particularly
those of developing
Association members
from more than 90 countries advise governmental and
international agencies regarding the development of
counselling and guidance in areas such as education,
health and social services.
Borgen has been a UBC faculty member since 1976
and specializes in the study of career transition.
Douglas Kilburn, a professor in the Dept. of
Microbiology and Immunology and director of
UBC's Biotechnology Laboratory, has been
honoured by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for
his contribution to the field of biochemical technology.
Kilburn was awarded the 1998 David Perlman
Memorial Lecture, which he recently delivered in
A faculty member since 1968, Kilburn's research
has focused on animal cell culture technology and
genetic engineering.
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New faculty broaden UBC's horizons
Each year UBC's academic ranks are enriched by the presence
of new faculty members on campus. They bring with them a
diverse range of experience and expertise and new ideas
about teaching and research.
This year 13 new faculty joined the ranks of UBC's more than
1,800 full-time faculty. Here are some ofthe latest appointments.
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Leonora Angeles
School of Community and Regional Planning, Women's Studies
Asst. Prof. Leonora Angeles is
now involved in a unique program based at the Centre for
Human Settlements aimed at
building the capacity of Vietnamese universities to help people reduce poverty in their communities.
With $4.9-million in funding
from the Canadian International
Development Agency, the project
team will focus on community
involvement in planning, and on
the participation of women in
policy assessment and project
As a program developer and
gender specialist, she is working
closely with Vietnamese educators as part ofthe project's focus
...working closely
with Vietnamese
educators on
planning methods
and the participation
of women.
Janice Graham
Anthropology and Sociology
Medical anthropologist Janice
Graham's research focuses on
elderly people who have frailty
and cognitive impairments, particularly those who exhibit characteristics which set them apart
from people considered to be
aging successfully.
Her studies in the diagnosis of
dementia, including Alzheimer's
disease and vascular dementia,
has led her to identify patterns of
symptoms, signs and behaviors
in people to distinguish among
these very different diseases.
This has important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients, whose
treatment for a single illness may
not take into account the range
and changing nature of their
multiple illnesses.
"My research moves away
from-traditional attempts to promote standardized sets of categories or criteria for the diagnosis of dementia which ignore
practical clinical and human experience," she says.
An associate professor in the
Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, she is holder ofthe Burwell
Chair in Medical Anthropology.
Together with researchers at
Dalhousie University, Graham
is a principal investigator in a
implications for the
diagnosis and
treatment of elderly
S1.3-million, multi-centre study
of Alzheimer's patients and their
caregivers in the Maritimes. The
study is tracking events the subjects themselves have identified
as being meaningful in their everyday lives as they undergo treatment for disease.
Researchers hope this study
will help to unravel the meaningful events associated with
Alzheimer's disease, while the
methodological techniques used
may have wide-ranging possibilities for other areas of therapy
and clinical research.
on participatory planning methods and the participation of
A member of the School of
Community and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies and the Women's Studies Program in the Faculty of
Arts, Angeles' research interests
include gender and feminist perspectives on international devel
opment planning, globalization,
politics of women's movements,
development strategies, and
elites in Southeast Asian states.
Angeles, who is originally from
the Philippines, completed her
PhD at Queen's University. She
has taught at the University of
Saskatchewan, the University of
Regina as well as the University
of the Philippines.
Stephen Ward
Sing Tao School of Journalism
A former Canadian Press (CP)
Vancouver bureau chief with 15
years of journalism experience,
Stephen Ward joined the university as the first full-time teaching appointment with UBC's new
Sing Tao School of Journalism.
Ward also taught philosophy
at the University of Moncton, the
University of Waterloo, and St.
Thomas University.
Before becoming Vancouver
bureau chief, Ward spent five
years as CP's sole staff reporter
in Europe. He covered the Gulf
War and the Iraqi bombing of
Kurds in southern Turkey and
northern Iraq and followed Canadian peacekeepers into the
former Yugoslavia, including Lt.-
Gen. Lewis MacKenzie's mission
into Bosnia to reopen the
Sarajevo airport.
Ward was based in Newfoundland during the period that saw
Clyde Wells oppose the Meech
Lake Accord, the cod fishery decline and the inquiry into the
Mount Cashel orphanage.
He has a PhD in Philosophy
from the University of Waterloo.
Earlier this year, he spent four
months as a research fellow at
the Joan Shorenstein Center on
the Press, Politics and Public
Policy, part ofthe Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard University. His research there was
on a new concept of objectivity for
the journalism of the future.
...a new concept of objectivity for the
journalism of the future.


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