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 'Very thorough*
talks on research
park continue
UBC is still involved in "amicable but very thorough" negotiations with Discovery Parks Inc. (DPI) for a research park on
campus, UBC president Dr. Douglas Kenny said this week
following a Jan. 24 public information meeting.
The meeting in the Student Union Building, sponsored by the
Student Representative Assembly's research park committee,
was attended by an audience of about 100 and lasted almost
three hours. Those attending appeared to be evenly divided between those supporting the research park concept and those opposed .
The concept of a research park at UBC was raised in 1977,
and the University offered land to the provincial government for
this purpose in 1978. Direct negotiations for a specific 58-acre
site on the southeast corner of the campus began last year.
Discovery Parks on five sites
The provincial government has announced that Discovery
Parks, or high-technology research areas, will be established at
five locations, including UBC. The other sites are at Simon
Fraser University, the University of Victoria, near the B.C. Institute of Technology in Burnaby, and at the Institute of Ocean
Sciences at Patricia Bay on Vancouver Island.
President Kenny and Don Larsen, the president of Discovery
Parks Inc., took part in the Jan. 24 public meeting, which began
with a statement by President Kenny, who described the history
of the proposal and listed the conditions the University is insisting on in its negotiations with DPI. (A lengthy question
period, summarized on page 2, followed opening statements by
President Kenny and Mr. Larsen.)
In his opening statement President Kenny said no official
group has indicated its opposition to the establishment of a
Discovery Park at UBC, adding that it is "very understandable"
that individuals may be concerned about the proposal.
He told the meeting that any research conducted at Discovery
Park UBC must be related to University interests and expertise
and that on-going involvement of faculty and students with
research park tenants must be guaranteed.
He emphasized that Discovery Park tenants must meet
University standards (laid down by provincial and national
regulatory and funding agencies) with respect to environmental
and pollution control, biological and radiation hazards, fire
protection and the care of experimental animals. Park tenants
will have to meet "the same conditions that must be met by any
individual researcher or group of researchers at the University,"
the president said.
Some research to be prohibited
The University is also insisting that there be no manufacturing at the UBC development, beyond taking a project to the
pilot-plant stage, and that secrecy in research must not go
beyond protection of proprietary interests.
President Kenny stated categorically that there would be no
nuclear-weapons or nuclear-power research permitted on the
UBC site, nor would there be bacterial research. "That kind of
research does not take place at this University and it's undoubtedly not going to take place at Discovery Park," he emphasized. Mr. Larsen agreed.
He said that for many years various outside research agencies
had occupied UBC land for research purposes, including three
federal government laboratories on Southwest Marine Drive;
B.C. Research, an applied research organization that will occupy  12 of the  58 acres of the proposed research park;   and
TRIUMF, a facility for pure research into the fundamental
nature of the atom operated by four western Canadian universities, including UBC.
Elaborating on the work of TRIUMF following the meeting,
President Kenny said it is not a nuclear reactor and that it is a
user and not a producer of power. TRIUMF, he added, is a
cyclotron that produces miniscule amounts of radioactivity: "It
produces virtually no waste products, radioactive or otherwise,"
he said, "and is turned off and on with the flick of a switch."
Medical spinoffs at TRIUMF
The president added that quite apart from pure research,
TRIUMF has developed two practical spinoffs, both related to
advances in medicine. "It is expected that sub-atomic particles
produced by the machine will be more effective in killing
cancerous tumors than x-rays or other conventional radiation
sources," he said, "and new kinds of isotopes widely used to
diagnose diseases are being manufactured at TRIUMF and
shipped to hospitals in Canada and abroad."
President Kenny said "a certain amount of nonsense" had
been written to the effect that Discovery Park would be controlled by business people. He said a large number of those who
sit on the board of management of Discovery Foundation come
from universities.
"Related to that," he continued, "is the concern that multinational corporations are going to manipulate this province and
this University. That's no more going to take place in the future
than it has up to this juncture (in) the research activities on this
Later in the meeting, President Kenny said the basic function
of Discovery Parks was to try to "mesh business, government and
industry so that at long last in this country people can work
Please turn to page 2
Volume 26, Number 3
Feb. 6, 1980.
Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. VtT 1W5, 228-3131. Jim
Banham and Judie Sleeves, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
Applied Science students John Pellizzon, left, and Anthony Dickinson attended
their first UBC Board of Governors meeting yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 5) following their election by students on Jan. 22. Dickinson, a fourth-year civil
engineering student who plans to return to UBC for graduate work in
September, and Pellizzon, a third-year mechanical engineer, won election
handily in a field of five candidates. They will serve on the I5-member UBC
Board for one year.
Funds okayed for start
on erosion-control plan
The University of B.C.'s Board of
Governors has approved the expenditure of $153,000 to carry out the
first phase of a UBC-developed plan to
control erosion of the Point Grey cliffs
below the campus.
The funding was approved by the
Board at its February meeting on
Tuesday (Feb. 5) after it was told that
the Universities Council of B.C. had
approved the project in principle only
and had informed the University that
it was unable to provide any special
funding for the erosion-control plan.
C.J. Connaghan, UBC's vice-
president for administrative services,
said the University's public works
budget would provide funds for the
first phase of the program.
He said the $153,000 allocation had
been arrived at by rearranging
priorities and postponing some work
which the University had planned to
carry out in the current fiscal year.
The first phase of the project,
outlined in a report prepared for the
Board of Governors, calls for:
• Removal of all root-damaged
and dangerously located trees from
the edge of the cliff to prevent falling
trees from stripping the protective soil
mantle from the cliffs;
•  Erection of protective fences to
Please turn to page 3
New schedule
The annual spring break (Feb.
21 and 22) and the upcoming open
house in UBC's Health Sciences
Centre will result in a change in the
publishing schedule for UBC
Normally, you'd find the next
edition of your favorite campus
newspaper available on Feb. 20,
the day before the mid»term break
begins. This month well appear on
Feb. 27 instead. And our March
publishing schedule will provide
for a special issue on Marco 12 to
serve as a guide to the Health
Sciences Centre open house and a
month-end edition on the 26th.
In the intervening weeks, of
course, well continue to publish
"UBCalendar" for distribution on
the campus. UBC reports	
Best ideas from other research parks adopted
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In his opening statement and in
subsequent remarks to the meeting,
Mr. Larsen said all the major research
parks in North America had been
visited in order to extract from each
the best possible conditions and arrangements for adaptation to B.C.'s
He said plans involve clustering the
buildings on the UBC site in a central,
campus-like setting and the preservation of as much of the landscape as
possible. Firms building in the park
will be required to provide
underground parking.
In addition to individual buildings
to be constructed by larger firms, Mr.
Larsen said plans call for a multi-
tenant building to accommodate
smaller users and which would include
amenities such as a cafeteria, meeting
rooms and computer terminals common to all park users.
"We are trying to provide an environment," he said, "that will attract
research organizations from out of the
province and the country...and
through the multi-tenant facility we
are trying to stimulate companies to
stay in B.C., start a company and
become good corporate citizens."
Prof. John Dennison of UBC's
Faculty of Education, representing the
University Endowment Lands Ratepayers' Association, told the meeting
there had been some initial concern
that Discovery Park would occupy a
site on the Endowment Lands.
He said the group was now satisfied,
as a result of announcements by the
provincial government, that the
development would not encroach on
the lands. "So far as the effects of the
research on residents (of the UEL),"
he added, "we trust to the good sense
and responsible control of the University.
"We are satisfied with the kind of
control that comes from the University
(and) we recognize the benefits, real
and potential, that can accrue from
this kind of park and the high priority
that must be given to research," Prof.
Dennison said.
UBC graduate Tom Shandel said
that as a resident of Point Grey he was
concerned with the changing activities
at UBC that would affect life in the
area. "My concern has to do with the
standards of monitoring the safety
conditions on this campus" and what
was coming in and out of UBC along
the limited number of traffic corridors
leading from the campus to the city.
He said the relationship between
UBC and DPI should be one that
would enable the public to not only
know that their interests were being
looked after but to be able to see that
those   interests   were   being   looked
Model by Russell Vandiver Architects shows how Discovery Park buildings
would be clustered in centre of site and surrounded by green belt.
after. "We're saying: make it apparent
how these operations are being
monitored, how our interests are being served," he said.
A member of the executive of the
Engineering Undergraduate Society
told the meeting his organization has
approved a motion supporting the
research park provided that the park
was located entirely on UBC land,
that the environment of the site was
retained and that companies be required to vacate sites in the research
park after completion of experimental
The EUS representative, responding
to a question from President Kenny,
said the idea behind the provision requiring firms to leave the park after
completing research was designed to
prevent stagnation by bringing new
firms with new ideas into the park.
An unidentified member of the audience said that research and development funding springs from the benefit
the University imparts to the community about it. "The park," he said,
"should provide a vehicle for the fruits
of R&D done at the University to
reach their way into the community
(resulting in) a symbiotic relationship
that would...strengthen the University
both in terms of funding and.. .activity
so as to make Canada more independent from the United States."
He suggested an innovation centre
that would bring together entrepreneurs, capital ventures, small
manufacturers and people who otherwise would not be able to start a
President Kenny said UBC had applied for funds to build an innovation
centre but the federal government had
chosen another location for the
Questions and answers about UBC Discovery Park
What follows is a summary of the
question-and-answer period during
the public information meeting on
Discovery Park held Jan. 24. In some
cases related questions, asked at different times during the meeting, are
grouped together with the answers
from UBC President Douglas Kenny
and Donald Larsen, president of
Discovery Parks Inc.
Q: What companies will occupy
buildings in Discovery Park UBC?
DR. KENNY: We don't know yet.
All we're doing at this point is
negotiating the conditions under
which we will lease land to Discovery
Foundation. When that agreement is
signed, a board of management for
the UBC park will be formed and one
of its primary functions will be to draw
up criteria under which companies
may be recommended as tenants to
the University's Board of Governors.
MR. LARSEN: We don't have a
single company that will identify itself
as being interested in the UBC park.
At our other sites we do have companies in the fields of telecommunications, electronics and forestry who are
interested and with whom we're
Q: What is Discovery Foundation
and how much money has gone into
it to date?
MR. LARSEN: Discovery Foundation is a society registered under the
Societies Act of B.C. to act as the entrepreneurial arm of government to
promote and develop and encourage
applied research in B.C. In
September, 1979, the provincial
government gave Discovery Foundation $3 million out of a special surplus
appropriation fund passed by the
legislature in the spring of 1979.
Discovery Parks Inc., which was a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the B.C.
Development Corporation, has now
been purchased by Discovery Foundation so that it is separate from the corporation, because we don't want
government intereference in the
The foundation has a board of
directors of ten people — five from
academia and five from business. I
think that's a very fair balance.
Q: Why are they (the companies
with representatives on the board of
directors of Discovery Foundation)
using public funds to subsidize their
interest in the parks?
MR. LARSEN: The inference is
that companies represented on the
board of Discovery Foundation are being subsidized. That's absolutely bunco. It's simply not possible for them to
do that. Neither the universities nor
the firms represented on the board are
receiving any subsidy for their individual university or firm.
DR. KENNY: Discovery Foundation is incorporated under the
Societies Act and the first clause
stating its purpose says it will "operate
without profit to its members as a
charitable institution for the benefit of
the people of British Columbia, and in
particular for the benefit of universities, the provincial institutes and the
Science Council for the purposes
hereinafter set forth...." In other
words, no one is making a nickel,
other than what is going back into the
universities to the gain of professors
and students.
Q: You say there will be no
manufacturing in the parks, but at
what point does a research and
development operation become a
manufacturing facility?
MR. LARSEN: On this (UBC) site,
one of the restrictions in the agreement is that R&D will be done to the
prototype stage, where you build a lit
tle model to see how the thing works.
There will be no manufacturing of the
product at UBC.
At our Willingdon site (adjacent to
the B.C. Institute of Technology),
that is not the case. At that site, R&D
will be taken through the prototype
stage to the light manufacturing
Q: Will future funds for research
at UBC go to Discovery Park tenants
and will this affect UBC's research
DR. KENNY: No, it won't. Most
UBC research funds are obtained by
individual faculty members who submit research proposals to one of the
three major granting agencies in Ottawa. There are strict conditions
under which these grants are made
and they can't be diverted from one
project to another. It's possible that a
faculty member will come up with a
project that directly or indirectly involves something going on at the
research park. But the money would
remain under the control of the individual researcher and would be used
for the purposes stated in the application for funds.
Q: Has the University considered
expanding Discovery Park to include buildings located on Southwest
Marine Drive (where the federal
government has agriculture, forestry
and fisheries research facilities)? I
understand fisheries may be moving
DR. KENNY: The University
would like to see those groups moved
into Discovery Park. We are in continuous contact with the federal
government on this and we have said
that if fisheries does move out we
would like the space. But there has
been no discussion about including
the buildings on Southwest Marine in
Discovery Park.
Q: The transfer of 58 acres is a
major land-use issue. Why was the
University's land use committee not
involved in the decision to transfer
the 58 acres from UBC to the foundation?
DR. KENNY: The primary function of the UBC land-use committee is
to deal with the location of academic
buildings. We are not talking about
academic buildings when we talk
about Discovery Park.
Q: Can the Douglas firs on the site
be preserved?
MR. LARSEN: We have taken a
survey of every single tree on (the UBC
site). We are preserving as much of
the landscape as is possible. The
buildings will be clustered together in
the centre of the site so that there is a
buffer zone or conservation area surrounding them. We are looking at this
with our landscape architect and those
trees that deserve to be will be
transplanted from one area to
Q: If the park goes ahead, there
will be serious pressure on housing
and transportation. Has B.C. Hydro
been contacted about service to the
MR. LARSEN: A research park
like the one at UBC is a very slow-
growth development and we don't anticipate it will be a reality overnight.
An individual company considering
locating at UBC would take the
availability of housing into account
and if it appears there are difficulties
they might well choose a different
We are carrying out an environmental impact study on the site
and the question of transportation
and bus access is part of it. We have a
firm of consultants doing this but I
can't say whether they have talked to
B.C. Hydro specifically yet. UBC reports
1980 YEP
forms now
Application forms for the provincial
government's 1980 Youth Employment Program are now available in
the offices of UBC's 12 faculties and at
the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre (formerly the Office
of Student Services).
Dick Shirran, UBC's YEP administrator and director of the counselling
and resources centre, said the provincial labor ministry had approved the
distribution of application forms for
the 1980 summer program despite the
fact that the legislature had not yet
met to approve a budget.
Mr. Shirran said that he hoped
more students would band together
this year to suggest projects to be
funded under YEP. In the past, most
applications for funds have come from
faculty members.
Students who wish to discuss projects should contact Mr. Shirran in
Ponderosa Annex F at 2008 Lower
Mall or by telephone (228-4326).
He said projects suggested by
students and faculty members must be
related to the student's educational or
career goals and contribute to the
social and economic development of
the province.
Pay rates for the 1980 program remain the same as last year: $650 a
month for first- and second-year
students; $700 a month for third-,
fourth- and fifth-year students; and
$775 a month for students who have
completed one or more years of
graduate education.
YEP will operate from May 1 to
Aug. 29 and positions will be created
for a minimum of two months up to a
maximum of four months.
Last year some 650 students took
part in 354 YEP projects under a UBC
fund allocation of about $1.5 million.
Faculty members and students who
submit applications should enquire at
faculty offices about submission
deadlines. Mr. Shirran has set a
deadline of Feb. 21 for the return of
completed application forms to his office.
Sorry for the
Members of the University community will have to be patient about
getting in and out of the Fraser River
or R parking lot in the northwest corner of the campus during February.
Only one lane of traffic will be functioning in and out of the lot for most
of this month while workmen install
underground services to the Asian
Centre, which is being completed at
the north end of the parking lot.
UBC's traffic and security department will provide extra patrolmen to
speed traffic into the lot during the
morning rush hour on campus.
Continued from page 1
prevent destructive access to the cliff
• Improvement of access trails to
Wreck Beach and Tower Beach at the
base of the cliffs;
• Carrying out of the first year of a
five-year program of revegetation on
the eroded areas of the cliff, with
heavy use of fertilizer to promote
growth; and
• Redesign and reconstruction of a
storm-drain which carries north-
campus surface water to the base of
the cliff and which was identified as
one cause of erosion below the UBC
Museum of Anthropology.
Six of 21 scholars from the People's Republic of China currently visiting UBC
under an exchange agreement with Canada got an escorted tour of the campus
recently from UBC information officer Peter Thompson, fourth from left, who
stopped briefly in the Woodward Library so visitors could view tapestry manufactured in China showing famed Canadian surgeon Norman Bethune operating on Chinese soldier. Tapestry was purchased for UBC by the late Dr. H.R.
MacMillan. Visitors, all of whom are doing advanced work in medicine, engineering, science and pharmaceutical sciences, are, left to right: Ye Guo-Ying,
Mineral Engineering; Wei Chi-Ho, Metallurgy; Lin Hao-Ren, Zoology; Chen
Zhu-Chang, Civil Engineering; Qin Yu-Hui, Cancer Research; and Li Bo-
Cheng, Oceanography. Details on how B.C. academics can participate in the exchange program appear below.
B.C.academics offered
visitor posts in China
British Columbia academics will
have the opportunity of spending up
to one year in China, Dr. Pat McGeer,
minister of universities, science and
communications has announced.
The ministry of education of the
People's Republic of China has invited
the province to identify outstanding
B.C. academics who would be willing
to spend periods of from one month to
one year as visiting professors in
Chinese universities.
The aim of the program is to
familiarize Chinese academics with recent developments in various disciplines, particularly in engineering,
science, medicine and professional
Fields. The visits would supplement
the program which is now in progress
where some 200 mid-career Chinese
scholars   have   come   to   Canadian
universities for updating in their
academic fields. UBC is hosting 21
Chinese academics.
The Chinese government will provide living and travel expenses in
China for selected visiting B.C. professors. The province, the university
and the candidate will be responsible
for travel to and from China and for
continuing salary and benefits.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of specialized fields for which lectures and
seminars will be offered, and dates
over the next three years in which the
candidate will be available. Submissions should be mailed to the British
Columbia/PRC Academic Exchange
Program, c/o Universities Council of
B.C., #500 - 805 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1K1. Deadline
for initial applications is March 1.
UBC hosts Canada West
swim championships
About 100 swimmers and divers
from six western Canadian universities
will compete in the three-day Canada
West swimming championships at
UBC's Aquatic Centre Feb. 14-16.
UBC swimming coach Jack Kelso
has high hopes that UBC will win the
meet and represent western universities at the national intercollegiate
championships scheduled for March
6-8 at Laval University in Quebec City. He said an especially strong men's
and women's diving team should give
UBC the edge in the western Canada
In addition to UBC, universities
competing here will be Victoria,
Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba and
Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.
Swimming events in the Canada
West meet get underway on Feb. 14 at
1:00 p.m. with finals at 7:00 p.m. The
following day diving competition from
the one-metre board begins at 8:45
a.m. with finals at 3:00 p.m. Swimming heats on Feb. 15 begin at 11:15
a.m. with finals at 7:00 p.m.
Competition in diving from the
three-metre board and swimming
events on Feb. 16 follow the same time
schedule as Feb. 15.
Home Ec
unit gets
The Universities Council of B.C.
has given UBC the green light to call
tenders for a new $5 million building
to house the School of Home
The new building will be constructed on the East Mall opposite the
new Library Processing Centre. It will
have four floors — one below ground
and three above — and include
55,000 square feet of space.
Four classrooms will be included in
the building's basement floor while
the rest of the building will be made
up of offices for faculty members and
Architects for the project are Dalla-
Lana Griffin. Expected completion
date is June, 1981.
Also ready to go to tender is a new
four-building development for the
Department of Poultry Science to be
constructed on UBC's south campus to
the north of the existing Dairy Cattle
Teaching and Research Unit.
The new buildings, which will cost a
total of $1.1 million, will replace
poultry and quail units now located on
Agronomy Road adjacent to the Electrical Engineering Building.
In preparation are plans for a new
building to house the Department of
Psychology, which will be constructed
at the corner of the West Mall and
University Boulevard.
No change in
1979 pass rate
The pass rate in the English composition examination for first-year
students at the University of British
Columbia was the same this Christmas
as it was a year ago, according to the
chairman of English 100, Dr. Andrew
"Of the 3,164 students who wrote
the exam, 1,727 passed and 1,437
failed," Dr. Parkin said. "That is a
pass rate of 55 per cent, the same as it
was last year."
He predicted an end-of-term
English 100 rate of about 80 to 85 per
cent, the same as usual.
The UBC Department of English is
not offering remedial English classes
this year. Students expected to have
trouble with English composition were
advised in September to enrol in composition workshops, at their own expense, at the Centre for Continuing
"It's really too soon to try to place
any significance on this year's
Christmas composition exam ," Dr.
Parkin said. "But I think it is important that the English department is no
longer teaching high school English. If
they know they will have to pay extra
for remedial English at UBC, I think
many high school students may work a
little harder along the way."
He said about 200 students took the
Continuing Education workshops in
the first term.
Fund will benefit       Brochures ready
UBC's Frank Gnup Memorial
Scholarship Fund will be the big winner when friends and colleagues of
Eric Whitehead gather in the Devonshire Hotel Feb. 26 to mark the retirement of The Province sports columnist.
Net proceeds of the event will go to
the Gnup fund, which provides
awards to deserving students entering
UBC for the first time. Tickets, at $35
each or $280 for a table of eight, can
be reserved by calling 731-4631.
Brochures outlining qualifications
for the annual $50,000 Royal Bank
Award are available in the offices of
UBC faculties, departments and
schools. The award is made to a Canadian or resident of Canada who has
made a major contribution to human
welfare and the common good.
UBC's chancellor, Hon. J.V. Clyne,
chairs the seven-member selection
committee which screens applications
and chooses the recipient of the
award. UBCalendar
Events in the week of:
Feb. 17 to Feb. 23 Deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 7.
Feb. 24 to March 1        Deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 14
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building)   Campus.  Further information is available at
Prof. Eli Mandel, English and Humanities,
York University, on A Poet's World:
Readings and Comments.
Michael   H.   Wilson,   physicist,   musician
and social worker, Stourbridge,  England,
on Color Perception.
Both lectures at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
1:30 p.m. USES OF THE CEDAR TREE. Northwest Coast In
dian students present a program on the many traditional
uses of the cedar tree. This program is repeated at 2:30
p.m. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
nationally acclaimed string and wind group, performs in
the Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
8:00 p.m. SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL. Robert Silverman, piano,
performs Music of Brahms, Ravel, Chopin and
Rachmaninoff. Recital Hall, Music Building. Tickets,
$5; students and seniors, $3, available from the UBC
Music department or the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Smith, Biology, University of Victoria, on
Photobiological Effects of Furocoumarins With Special
Reference to the Lethal, Mutagenic and Plastogenic
Properties of 5-MethoxypsoraIin, A Substance Widely
Used in Some European Suntan Preparations. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th
12:30 p.m. HISTORY LECTURE. Prof. Bela K. Kiraly, director,
Program on Social Change, City University of New York,
on War and Society in Modern Europe: East and West.
Room 320, Buchanan Building.
Rinzel, professor, National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, Md., on Onset and Annihilation of
Repetitive Nerve Firing: Theory and Experiment.
Room 203, Mathematics Building.
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of East
Anglia, England, on Models of Long-Shore Currents in
Upwelling Regions. Room 1465, west wing, Biological
Sciences Building.
Weinberg, Commerce, UBC, on Systems for Sales Territory: Definition and Account Assignment. Room 312,
Angus Building.
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Daniel St. Louis,
Biochemistry, UBC, on The Expression of Drosophila
tRNA Genes in vitro. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
ASTRONOMY SEMINAR. Prof. K.V. Apparao, Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India, on
New Results From the Einstein Observatory. Room
318, Hennings Building.
Van Alstyne, Paediatrics, UBC, on Persistent Rubella
Virus Infection in Rat Brain. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building.
Djerassi, Chemistry, Stanford University, Calif., and a
pioneer in the development of oral contraceptives, on
The Politics of Contraception. Cecil Green Park.
Tickets, $2, in advance from Room 257, Chemistry
12 noon MONEY TALKS, a series of free noon-hour lectures
presented by UBC's Centre for Continuing Education.
The fourth in this series is Planning for Retirement,
with Jim Rogers, insurance consultant/broker. Robson
Square Media Centre, 800 Hornby St., downtown Vancouver.
12:30 p.m. GAY WEEK 1980. Vancouver lawyer Diane Davison,
who worked on the Gay Tide v. The Vancouver Sun case,
will speak in Room 187, Law Building.
Prof. Donald Grayson, Anthropology, University of
Washington, Seattle, on A Critical Look at the Use of
Archeological Vertebrates in Paleo Environmental
Analysis. Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology
FREESEE FILM SERIES presents a six-part series on
Civilization with-Kenneth Clark. This week's film is The
Fallacies of Hope. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
BOTANY SEMINAR. Richard GomaU, Botany, UBC,
on Generic Limits in Boykinia Group of Genera. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building.
presents War Game, Peter Watkins' 1968 film that the
BBC refused to show. Rooms 101/102, Law Building.
Critical Issues. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
ASIAN   RESEARCH   LECTURE.   Dr.   Benedict   R.
Stavis, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, on Contemporary Problems and Strategies in Rural
Development in China. Room 106, Buchanan Building.
TUESDAY, FEB.12(Continued)
VanDommelen, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, on
Safety Considerations fn Electrical Distribution. Room
402, MacLeod Building.
3:30 p.m. OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Dr. D. Mackas, In
stitute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C., on Plankton
Distribution Off Vancouver Island — Effects of Juan
de Fuca Estuarine Circulation. Room 1465, west wing,
Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM. Dr. Carl Djerassi,
Chemistry,, Stanford University, on Structure and Possible Biological Function of Novel Marine Steroids.
Room 250, Chemistry Building.
7:00 p.m. HAMLET ON FILM. The Olivier version of Hamlet,
sponsored by the English department and the
Undergraduate Film Society. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. Admission, $1. There will be a second showing
at 9:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. GAMES NIGHT at the Coffeeplace, International
Food and Health with resource person Prof. Indrajit
Desai, Human Nutrition, UBC. Upper Lounge, International House.
8:00 p.m. AMS SPEAKERS FORUM presents Peter C. Newman.
Ballroom, Student Union Building.
12 noon ENERGY  LECTURE SERIES, sponsored by UBC's
Centre for Continuing Education and the B.C. Ministry
of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Prof. John
Helliwell, Economics, UBC, starts the series with Energy
Issues in British Columbia. Theatre, Robson Square
Media Centre.
PHARMACOLOGY   SEMINAR.    Dr     Kenneth   M.
Leighton, Anaesthesia and Pharmacology, UBC, on Sabbatical Experience in Linkoping, Sweden. Room 114,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.    GAY WEEK  1980 presents documentary films in the
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
NOON-HOUR    CONCERT.    Martin    Hackleman,
French horn, and Anthony Elliot, cello, perform Music
of Weisgarber. Recital Hall, Music Building.
HABITAT LECTURE on Ghana's Settlement System:
Can It Be Planned for Comprehensive Development?
with    Prof.    P.    Austin   Tetteh,    Visiting   Scholar-in-
Residence, UBC Centre for Human Settlements, on Professional Education and Training for Planning, for
Development. Room 107, Lasserre Building.
WOMEN'S WEEK 1980 presents the film We Will Not
Be Beaten. Rooms 101/102, Law Building.
HISTORY LECTURE. Prof. Geoffrey Parker, History,
University of St. Andrew's, on The State, the Community and the Criminal Law of Europe, 1100-1800. Room
102, Buchanan Building.
2:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr, Grenfell N. Patey, NRC,
Ottawa, on Theory of Polar Liquids and Electrolyte
Solutions. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
3:30 p.m. STATISTICS WORKSHOP. Prof. H. Stauffer,
Mathematics, UBC, on Sampling for Tree Density:
Estimating Sample Size Using Computer Simulation.
Room 310, Angus Building.
GEOPHYSICS SEMINAR. Dr. Dick Couch, Geophysics
Group, Oregon State University, on Geophysical Studies
in the Oregon Cascades. Room 260, Geophysical and
Astronomy Building.
4:00 p.m. ECOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Ken Loftus, director,
Fisheries Branch, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario, on Strategic Planning for Ontario Fisheries: Past,
Present and Future. Rom 2449, Biological Sciences
Dr. C. Chiarenza, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC, on
The Word and the Image: Notes for a Semiotic of 'Narrative*. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
7:00 p.m. HAMLET ON FILM. The Olivier version of Hamlet,
sponsored by the English department and the
Undergraduate Film Society. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. Admission, $1. There will be a second showing
at 9:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. John Roder,
Microbiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., on
Genetics and Physiological Control of Natural Killer
Cells. Salon C, Faculty Club.
Night Skies, an exhibition of the recent oil paintings of Gathie Falk,
opens on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and continues until March 1. Tuesday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, basement, Main
The UBC Awards Office offers a number of graduate fellowships for
masters and Ph.D. students attending UBC. Further information can
be obtained from the department in which you are or will be studying.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 14, 1980.
Listed below are scheduled final examinations for the degrees of Doctor
of Philosophy and Doctor of Education at the University. Unless otherwise noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies Examination Room, General Services Administration Building.
Monday, Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.: ANNE SCOTT, Education; Implementing Performance Change Among Health-Care Professionals. (Conference Room)
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m.: MAXINE CHARLESWORTH,
Psychology; Interpersonal Trust: The Role of Risk in Trust
Friday, Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m: YIGAL GERCHAK, Commerce and
Business Administration; Stochastic Models of Changes in Population
Distribution Among Categories.
12:30 p.m. UBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, directd by Douglas
Talney, performs Music of Sibelius, Wagner and
Chopin. Old Auditorium.
FOUR FACES OF IRAN. The last in a four-part series
of illustrated lectures. Dr. Hanna Kassis, Religious
Studies, UBC, on Safavid Glory: Architecture of a
Mystical Theocracy. Room 104, Lasserre Building.
Lecture. Dr. Richard Koch, medical director, Division of
Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, on
Mental Retardation and the Family. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
GAY WEEK 1980 presents Rev. Ellen Barrett.
Episcopalian Church, U.S. Co-sponsored by the Cooperative Christian Campus Ministry and the UBC
Women's Centre. Party Room, Student Union Building.
Joanne Weinberg, Division of Human Nutrition, Home
Economics, UBC, on Iron Deficiency During Early
Development in the Rat: Behavioral and Physiological
Consequences. Conference Room, Home Economics
CANADA AT MIDLIFE CRISIS lecture series. Louis
Balthazar, Laval University, on Constitutional Options
Facing Quebec. Room 104, Buchanan Building.
BOTANY SEMINAR. Geoff Tomlins, Canada Centre
for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, on Applications of Satellite
Data to Management of Estuarine Resources. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building.
Critical Issues at UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
Non-members welcome.
CHAMPIONSHIPS open with short-distance heats.
Finals for these men's and women's events at 7 p.m. Meet
continues Friday and Saturday. UBC Aquatic Centre.
Fischer, University of Pennsylvania, on Graphite Intercalation Compounds. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. William Kruer, Lawrence
Livermore Lab., University of California, on Prospects
for Laser Fusion. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4:30 p.m. ZOOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. C.L. Prosser, Physiology,
University of Illinois, on Thermal Acclimation in Fresh
Water Fish. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
7:00 p.m. SOCCER. UBC Thunderbirds vs. Simon Fraser University Clansmen. Empire Stadium.
8:00 p3n. YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB presents an evening of relax
ing live music. Full facilities. Fourth-year and graduate
students may join. Continues until 12 midnight at Cecil
Green Park. Information at 228-3313.
CHAMPIONSHIPS continue with preliminary men's
and women's diving events on one-metre board. Diving
finals begin at 3:00 p.m. Swimming heats begin at 11:15
a.m. with finals at 7:00 p.m. Continues Saturday. UBC
Aquatic Centre.
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Koch, pediatric
endocrinologist, UCLA, on Current Strategies in
Management of Galactosemia v Lecture Hall B, Heather
Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
Quastel, Pharmacology, UBC, on Diverse Mechanisms
of Neuromuscular Blockade. Centre for Developmental
Medicine, Room 15, 811 W. 10th Ave.
Prof. Craig Pinder, Commerce, UBC, on Feedback and
Control Perceptions in Cognitive Evaluation Theory.
Penthouse, Angus Building.
LECTURE ON AGING, sponsored by the UBC President's Committee on Gerontology. Prof. Edith McGeer,
head, Neurological Sciences, UBC, on Neurotransmitters in the Aging Brain. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
1:00 p.m. ADULT EDUCATION SEMINAR. J. Belanger,
Margaret Hanscom and Richard Darville on Instructional Techniques in ABE. Adult Education department, 5670 Toronto Rd.
Dr. B. McGillivray and Dr. S.L. Yong with Clinical Case
Presentations. 4th floor conference room, Health Centre
for Children, Vancouver General Hospital.
Gallagher, Geology, University of Calgary, on
Foraminiferid Ecology: Fact and Fantasy. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Centre.
baum, University of Washington, on Tiling Three Space
by Congruent Polyhedral: Crystallographers Over
Mathematicians, 38-20. Room 1100, Mathematics
Building Annex.
O'Grady, Linguistics, University of Victoria, on Change
in Australian Languages: Pama-Nyungan Comparative
Reconstruction. Room 2225, Buchanan Building.
Ohanomah on A New Approach to Multicomponent
Vapor-Liquid Isothermal Flash Calculations. Room
206, Chemical Engineering Building.
8:00 p.m. UBC SYMPHONY, directed by Douglas Talney, performs Music of Sibelius, Wagner and Chopin. Old
GAY WEEK 1980 and WOMEN'S WEEK 1980 present
Kate Milieu, noted American feminist. Lecture 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. Admission, $3. A
wine and cheese reception follow.
8:30 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs. the University
of Alberta. War Memorial Gymnasium.
CARIBBEAN NIGHT in the Upper Lounge of International House. Members, free; non-members, 50 cents.
CHAMPIONSHIPS continue with preliminary men's
and women's diving events on three-metre board. Diving
finals at 3:00 p.m. Swimming heats begin at 11:15 a.m.
with finals at 7:00 p.m. UBC Aquatic Centre.
2:00 p.m.    MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents a   touch
able" exhibit for the visually handicapped. Participation
by appointment. Call 228-5087.
8:30 p.m.    BASKETBALL. UBC vs. the University of Alberta. War
Memorial Gymnasium.
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