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Bamboo Beat
Charles Ker photo
Instrumentalist Ngoc Bich performed on the Dan T'rung, a suspended
bamboo xylophone from Vietnam, for diners at the festival of Asian
foods and culture held at the CK Choi Building last month. The street
foods celebration continues March 17-21 and April 14-18. For more
information, call 822-2746.
Molecular biologists win
Hughes Institute grants
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Vanessa Auld and B. Brett Finlay fight
disease one molecule at a time.
The UBC scientists have received
$275,000 (U.S.) each from the Howard
Hughes Medical Institute to further research into the genesis of nerve disorders
and bacterial infections —
work combining ge-
n e t i c s ,
biochemistry and
and cell
a professor in
Laboratory, looks at molecules which aid
and abet the passage of disease-causing
bacteria in the human body. His focus has
been on salmonella and Eschericia coli (E.
coli), two bacterial strains which result in
typhoid fever, debilitating diarrhea and
other gastrointestinal diseases.
E. coli, cause of the "hamburger disease" introduced in 1995, grabbed headlines last summer when almost 10,000
Japanese children were stricken and 11
died. Unpasteurized apple juice was the
source of another fatal outbreak last fall
in B.C.
and the
H o w -
ever, it is in
where E.
coli does
the most
killing one
The onset
Finlay of diarrhea
leads to a fatal loss of fluids and eventual
Ottawa commits
dollars to research
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
The creation of an $800 million foundation in the 1997 federal budget shows
a firm commitment by government to
building Canada's research and development capabilities, said Bernard Bressler,
UBC vice-president. Research.
'This is extremely favourable for the
country's research community," Bressler
said. "It sends a clear message that the
government has linked the long-term recovery and sustainability of our economy
with research and development."
The government announced the creation of the Canada Foundation for Innovation to provide financial support for the
modernization of research infrastructure
at post-secondary educational institutions and research hospitals.
The foundation, which will operate as
an independent corporation, will be responsible for dispensing about $ 180 million annually over five years.
"Since UBC is such a research-intensive university, the creation of the foundation seems very promising," said
Bressler. "We will use this as a unique
opportunity to enhance the infrastructure that supports research at UBC."
The funds provided to the foundation
will cover capital costs involved in modernizing the infrastructure needed to do
research in the areas of health, environment, science and engineering. This includes acquiring state-of-the-art equipment, establishing computer and communications networks, and creating research databases and information-
processing capabilities. Funds will also
cover upgrading of laboratories and installations or, in some cases, new construction.
Shirley Neuman, dean of the Faculty
of Arts, also applauded the creation of
the foundation.
"Much of what one does in the area of
See BUDGET Page 2
Student projects fund
needs injection
A fund that has helped finance extracurricular activities for UBC students
for nearly 20 years is seeking to increase
its endowment so it can continue to offer
much-needed support.
The Walter H. Gage Fund is named for
the former UBC president who established a
tradition of student aid
programs and often used
his own resources to
assist students in crisis.
Gage served UBC for
more than 50 years, five
as president. The fund
was established after his
death in 1978 to provide
grants of $500 to $2,000
for special student
projects and initiatives
that are not part of the
academic curriculum.
"The innovative
projects that students do
on their own time can be
as important as their class work. It's
fascinating to see what the students do,"
said Jo Hinchliffe, chair ofthe committee
that administers the fund.
Some recent projects it has funded
>   sending six Pharmaceutical Sciences
students to Winnipeg to take part in
a national professional development
»   helping the environmental law group
organize a two-day conference on campus;
•  providing seed money
for 25 students from
four departments who
are   designing   and
building a full-size, solar-powered racing car
for national and international competitions.
Until now, the Gage
fund   has   generated
about $26,000 each year,
but that's far from what
is currently needed.
The need has been
made all the more urgent by the depletion of
the President's Allocations Committee fund and the John M.
Buchanan Memorial Fund, which has
left Gage as the sole source of support
for this type of project.
See GAGE Page 2
Hockey Hot Seat
Offbeat: These seats resonated to the sounds of Cournoyer and Richard
Star Shine 5
You can' t see it, but astronomer Bill McCutcheon knows it's there
Eco-Economics 11
Forum: Industrial economies are unsustainable argues Prof. William Rees
Write Time 12-13
UBC authors write up a storm and not just on paper 2 UBC Reports • March 6, 1997
Plant Operations
earns praise
I would like to publicly
thank Plant Operations staff
for the fine work they have
done in and around both the
Main Library and the Walter C.
Koerner Library over the past
In June we moved the
contents of the Sedgewick
Library into the new Koerner
"tower." This involved a good
number of people, under the
direction of Mike Hurren, and
the job went very smoothly. We
moved a good part of the Main
Library over to the Koerner
Library during the period from
Dec. 20 through the first week
in January. During that time
the crew, under the direction
of Lee Ferrari, moved furniture, equipment, and hundreds of boxes containing the
office collections of close to one
hundred of our staff. The end
of December was not without
its excitement as the largest
snowstorm to hit our area in
the last 75 years stopped the
Lower Mainland in its tracks.
Our move was delayed for a
few days, but despite this
setback staff managed to
complete the move in good
time. Special thanks go to
Mike Hanson and Mike
McKeever who worked with us
on both moves.
I'd also like to thank the
painters, headed by Paul
Rogan, for their work in the
Main Library. Over the latter
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part of 1996 they did a great
deal of work for us, leaving the
Fine Arts Library and the
Science and Engineering
Library in particular looking
better than they have for many
years. The painting has been a
real morale booster for us all
and I'm more than grateful to
Dan Leslie for making it
possible for us to have so
much work done.
I owe thanks to Marty Cole
for his support over the year.
He is always quick to help me
out if I ask, and is unfailingly
friendly and patient. Together
with John Bramley he responded, in the middle of the
night, to the flood we had last
year in the mechanical room of
the Main Library. John
Bramley also has my thanks
for his assistance in getting us
a new elevator for the North
Wing of Main. Rob Severson
did a fine job as Project
Manager for this project which
gave us the elevator we so
desperately needed.
The other people who help
to keep this building functioning and to whom I owe a debt
of gratitude include trades and
utilities people, custodial
people, and our Area Supervisor John Irvine.
I know that I have mentioned
only a few of the many people
whose hard work keeps the
Library building functioning.
But my thanks go to everyone
who has worked with us over
the year. Your efforts are
greatly appreciated by us all.
Suzanne Dodson
Facilities and Preservation
Manager, UBC Library
Continued from Page 1
"Budgets are so tight on campus and many departments are
reluctant to fund these projects
because they are not academic
or directly related to a course,"
Hinchliffe said. "It is more important than ever to continue
these grants because other
sources of funding are drying
The fund is administered by
a volunteer committee that includes alumni and students,
which hopes to increase the
Gage endowment through
alumni donations and student
In last month's Alma Mater
Society elections, for example,
a referendum question asked
students to pay $1.50 more in
AMS fees, of which 50 cents
would go toward the Gage fund.
The referendum failed for lack
of quorum, however.
The Development Office has
also made the Gage fund part
of its Annual Fund appeal to
For more information about
the Walter H. Gage Fund, contact Jo Hinchliffe at 822-9173.
Continued from Page 1
health research requires consideration of the social and human impact and that is certainly
a strength in this faculty," she
said. "You can't do really successful work about the environment either without considering
human and social factors, and I
think that the sciences are increasingly recognizing that."
Neuman said that the foundation's stated emphasis on research infrastructure, including
information technology, is also
good news for the faculty.
"There is a lot of opportunity
there if we recognize that the
data that information technology transmits is not just numbers or even language, but that
the visual and aural presentation of data is also information
— information that demands
expertise from the creative arts
to be effective."
The foundation will not fund
"operating" costs of research,
such as salaries, regular maintenance or the ongoing operation of facilities. The foundation
will accept applications from
universities and colleges engaged
in research, research hospitals,
and associated non-profit organizations.
The budget provides students
with short-term financial help in
the form of an increased education credit (from $100 to $150
per month this year, climbing to
$200 per month in 1998) and an
extended period of interest relief
(from 18 to 30 months) for students who borrowed under the
Canada Student Loan Program.
Also, ancillary fees will be tax
exempt and share the same tax
status as tuition.
UBC Alma Mater Society
(AMS) representatives acknowledged the positive aspects ofthe
budget, but condemned reduced
federal support for Canadian
social programs.
'The fewplums that have been
given to students in this budget
aren't even partial compensation for the enormous cuts to
education this government has
inflicted on students over the
past few years," said Desmond
Rodenbour, AMS policy analyst.
The Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS) said Finance
Minister Paul Martin failed to
provide for the long-term financial needs of students by not
providing a comprehensive student financial assistance package, including special opportunity grants for students with
parental responsibilities. The
CFS did, however, welcome the
creation of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
"This new investment in science and research cannot possibly compensate for the billions
of dollars in transfer payments
for post-secondary education
that were cut in previous budgets, but it remains a very significant announcement," said Brad
Lavigne, the federation's national
chairperson. "In concrete terms,
it will allow universities to rebuild and renovate their science
and research facilities without
straining their operating grants,
a move that should lessen the
urge to increase tuition fees yet
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Faculty, students make
music at gala opening
"The hour has come."
While many music enthusiasts will
recognize the title of the choral symphony by Canadian composer Srul Irving
Glick. Jesse Read uses it to sum up the
feeling running through the School of
Music these days.
After two years of planning, the
school's faculty and students are ready
to present the gala inaugural concert in
UBC's new Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on March 14.
"We are extremely excited about this
very important event." said Read, director ofthe School of Music. "We knew that
we would be making the first music to be
heard in this dazzling, state-of-the art
In addition to opening with Glick's
symphony, faculty members chose a
Mozart concerto and a Beethoven symphony to round out the two-hour concert.
Performing will be several ofthe School
of Music's large ensembles including the
UBC Symphony Orchestra, the UBC Choral Union and the University Singers, as
well as invited community choral members ofthe Amabilis Singers, Vancouver
Bach Choir, Chor Leoni Men's Choir,
Douglas College Chorus and the Elektra
Women's Choir.
Guest soloists are acclaimed pianists
and faculty members Jane Coop and
Robert Silverman, who will play Mozart's
Concerto in E flat for Two Pianos.
The evening concludes with
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor
featuring vocal soloists Nancy Hermiston,
soprano, Diane Loeb, mezzo-soprano,
Stuart  Lutzenhiser,   tenor  and  Gary
Relyea, baritone.
Read will share the conductor's podium with School of Music colleague
James Fankhauser.
What started in 1946 as a Chair of
Music, held by famed violinist Harry
Adaskin, evolved into a department and
finally became the School of Music in
1959 when the university recognized the
need for a Bachelor of Music program.
Since the early years, the school has
grown from four faculty members and
27 students to 55 full-time and sessional faculty and 350 students including graduate students. Members ofthe
school give about 200 performances
each year.
"The new Chan Centre for the Performing Arts provides a long awaited
place for audiences to enjoy the wonderful music offerings that we have," Read
said. "It also greatly enhances our teaching and learning capabilities and lends a
higher profile to UBC's music program in
the community, which will help us attract top students and guest artists."
The school hopes to have continued
access to the Old Auditorium as a rehearsal space until planned replacement
facilities are completed.
Although the inaugural concert is by
invitation, the School of Music is planning a series of public events and special
joint presentations with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts including a
recital in November by celebrated tenor
and alumnus Ben Heppner.
Many of the school's performances
will remain free, Read said, and prices of
its ticketed events held in the centre are
not expected to rise.
by staff writers
If you sit back in one of four wooden seats recently installed at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre's main rink, close your eyes, and listen
carefully, you can hear the shouts of hockey greats like Yvan Cournoyer,
Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur, the echoing sounds of
slapshots and the roar of frenzied fans.
The seats in the rink's Molson Room, were salvaged from the Forum in
Montreal before the wrecking ball leveled the old building.
"We're happy to have a piece of Canadian hockey history here," says Rick
Noonan, co-ordinator of Athletic and Sport Facilities, who, with a little help
from local Molson's people, managed to acquire the seats for UBC.
"They're in pretty good shape for originals. They're very narrow but quite
comfortable, considering they're wooden."
Noonan, who saw the Montreal Canadiens play in the Forum on many
occasions, says sitting in the seats brought back memories of the St. Patrick's
Day riot in Montreal after National Hockey League Commissioner Clarence
Campbell suspended Rocket Richard during the Stanley Cup play-offs, and of
the Canadiens' glory days when they won the Stanley Cup in five consecutive
years, twice.
"It was electric," Noonan says of games at the Forum. "You just walked in
there and you could feel it. The game just isn't the same without the great old
buildings like the Forum."
Those wishing to try out the dream seats in the Molson Room can do so by
renting the suite for a meeting, party or to watch a T-Birds game. The room
was rented for 10 of 14 T-Birds home games last year. The rental charge is
$600 for as many as 25 people, and includes wine, beer, food and a chance to
relive a little bit of hockey history.
For information on renting the suite call Noonan or Pat Logan at 822-6121.
Stephen Forgacs photo
Beethoven will be on the program when the Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts opens March 14 with a gala says Jesse Read, director ofthe School of
Music. Faculty and students of the school will be the featured performers.
Students' Web page
helps grieving families
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
An Internet home page created by two
UBC nursing students will help B.C. parents deal with the loss of a child to cancer
and gain access to support and resources
a B.C.'s Children's Hospital social worker
Susan Schmitten, who co-leads a bereaved parents group at the hospital, said
the Web newsletter fills a gap in services
offered specifically to parents who have
lost a child to cancer.
'The group of parents that I work with
feel it is really important that families
outside the Lower Mainland have access
to the support of people with similar
experiences," she said. "And although
many people don't have computers at
home, most have access to them and
therefore to an expanded range of services through this home page."
Fourth-year students Elise Eriksson
and Ronda Tuyp put together the home
page as part of a clinical nursing course.
Nursing Care of Children and Families, in
which students work with a client group
to address a specific issue.
Tuyp said that while support groups
and services do exist for people dealing
with the loss of a family member, there is
little that addresses the experiences of
parents and siblings who have experienced the loss of a child to cancer and the
often lengthy treatment period that precedes it.
"Losing a child to cancer is one ofthe
most devastating losses anyone can experience, both for the parent and for the
sibling," Tuyp said.
Tuyp and Eriksson spent a clinical
portion of their studies in the Oncology
Unit at Children's Hospital from August
to December last year. During that time
they worked with families dealing with
cancer treatment and interviewed parents who had lost a child. They also
worked closely with Schmitten, a UBC
social work alumna, and Cindy Stutzer, a
clinical nurse specialist in the hospital's
oncology program and clinical assistant
professor with UBC's School of Nursing.
The students researched programs and
services offered in the province and reviewed parent interviews and the minutes of the bereavement group's meet
ings to determine what gaps exist in the
support available.
Gaps they identified include: people
living in small towns and rural areas do
not have access to the range of services;
families often don't know where to look
for support; limited support available
during the very high stress period immediately following the child's death; and
grief support not being specific enough to
meet the needs of those who have lost a
child to cancer.
Although Stutzer and Schmitten had
considered creating a newsletter for some
time, they had not found the time or
resources to put one together and had
not considered the Internet option. UBC
Nursing Assoc. Prof. Judy Lynam, who
teaches the fourth-year course, introduced the home page idea as an option in
course projects.
'The Internet has tremendous potential in the field of health care," Lynam
said. "And the kind of work that nurses
do is often seen as being independent of
technology or else dealing mostly with
machines. This project is a means to
explore the use of technology for a very
human purpose, as a way to reach out to
Lynam said that, since neither student had much Internet experience, they
worked with Gary Bowman of the School
of Nursing on the technical aspects ofthe
The home page option is a good way to
introduce students to the Internet, and to
have them learn first hand how it can be
used," Lynam said.
Lynam, Eriksson and Tuyp are now
working with Schmitten and Stutzer to
determine how the home page can be
maintained, refreshed and funded. The
parents are also keen to see a "chat site"
developed that would allow parents in
different parts ofthe province to communicate with each other via computer.
"It's a great beginning for what can really
be a provincial service. There's more to be
done, but because of these two students, a
project that has been on the to do' list has
been translated into something that is absolutely usable," Schmitten said.
The newsletter, When a Child Dies of
Cancer, can be found under Student
Projects on the School of Nursing home
page at http://www.nursing.ubc.ca. 4 UBC Reports • March 6,1997
Darrell Wong photo
Wood Products Processing Program co-op student Lahim Ravji works on a
computer-guided router at Pine Falls Furniture Co. in Maple Ridge. Students
in Rayji's class will be the first to graduate from the program and employers
are already looking forward to putting them to work.
Employers hungry for
wood co-op grads
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Employers are snapping up students
in UBC's Wood Products Processing Cooperative Education Program—evidence
that the industry demand that led to the
creation of the program is a reality, the
program's director says.
'The response we've had from employers has been excellent," says Prof.
Simon Ellis. "As a new program, we're
still gaining momentum, but there's no
question the wood products industry is
ready and waiting to put our students
and, in a few years, graduates to work."
The Wood Products Processing Program was launched in 1995 after UBC
was selected to develop the program by
an industry-led national education initiative. The program's first students are
now in the third year of the five-year
"I made the right decision," says Rahim
Lavji, a third-year student who started
an eight-month co-op job, his second, in
January. "I really like what I'm doing and
can see myself doing this sort of work in
the future."
Lavji, who's working for the Pine
Falls Furniture Co., a Maple Ridge
manufacturer of pine furniture,"is one
of nine students working at co-op jobs
this semester. His classmates are
spread   across  Canada,   in  Ontario,
Continued from Page 1
E. coli has traditionally been treated
through rehydration and antibiotics but
Finlay says bacteria are rapidly becoming resistant to current medication.
According the Finlay, more than 96
per cent of all salmonella typhi coming
out of India are resistant to multiple
"So if you're coming out of India and
get typhoid fever you are basically guaranteed of getting multiple resistant bacteria," he says. "Under those cases there
is a 50 per cent fatality rate because they
can't be treated."
Apart from preventing infections with
new vaccines, Finlay seeks to block the
bacterium's ability to operate in the body.
He describes salmonella, one of the
leading causes of death among HIV patients, and E. coli as having their own
"little tool boxes" to manipulate human
E. coli, for instance, is called an adherent bacteria because it sticks to the surface of human intestinal cells. Once in
place, the E. coli secretes special molecules from its tool box into the host cell
causing it to build a pedestal upon which
the bacterium sits.
"We know a lot of the molecules the
bacteria use to build these structures
and if we make a mutation in one of those
molecules, the pedestals don't get built
and people don't get sick," says Finlay,
whose lab was one ofthe first to examine
what happens to mammalian host cells
when they come in contact with bacteria.
Salmonella, as an intracellular bacteria,
infects from the inside of cells. It has a range
of sophisticated molecular tools, the first of
which tricks human epithelial cells into engulfing it. Epithelial cells line the nose, ears,
mouth, stomach and intestinal tract forming
a barrier, like Gortex, between the outside
and the inside ofthe body.
Once the bacteria breaks through the
epithelial barrier ofthe intestine, it hitches
a ride inside phagocytes (another molecular trick) which are designed to kill
foreign particles entering the bloodstream.
The phagocytes transport the salmonella
to the liver and spleen where the bacteria
grow and kill more host cells.
Finlay grows models of epithelial cell
barriers in tissue culture to determine
how the molecular process works.
"Our home-grown epithelial barriers
look very much like what the bacteria
would encounter in the human intestine," says Finlay. 'They allow us to study
how bacteria survive in cells, how they
replicate, break out and spread to other
Finlay's lab is collaborating with several pharmaceutical companies to identify molecular compounds that will block
these processes. One project with the
local firm INEX seeks to control salmonella and other intracellular parasites
by tricking cells into swallowing capsules of existing antibiotics. This technology would enable drugs to work from
the inside out.
He is also working with another UBC
spin-off company, Terragen Diversity Inc.,
to develop drugs to treat infections.
Auld, an assistant professor with the
Dept. of Zoology, investigates molecular
interactions between the brain's two basic cell types: nerve cells (neurons) and
glial cells. Breakdowns in these interactions can lead to a variety of
neurodegenerative diseases.
Auld's research explores how glial cells
and neurons develop together in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), the sensory system existing outside the brain
and spinal cord.
There are about 100 billion neurons in
the brain and up to 10 times that number
of glial cells offering physical and nutritional support.
Auld explains that neurons represent
the body's wiring and glia provide the
necessary insulation, or glial shealth, for
that wiring. When the nervous system is
setting up, glia can act as guideposts or
highways to make sure nerves go to the
right places.
Once the nervous system is established, the glial shealth acts as a both a
protectant against short circuits and an
air conditioner, cleaning up residual ions
or neurotransmitters left over from electrical firings between neurons.
"To serve and protect, that's their role,"
says Auld, who uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as the model to
analyze glial-neuron interactions.
In 1991, Auld discovered gliotactin, a
gene specific to glial cells expressed in the
fruit fly's embryonic PNS.
Gliotactin mediates the interaction
between neurons and glial cells by setting
up a barrier or membrane between the
blood system and the nervous system.
This so-called blood-brain barrier insulates and protects the nerves.
'The gliotactin protein sits in the membrane surface of the glial cell and has a
region that sticks outside the cell that is
interacting with what we hope is another
protein on the neuron," says Auld. "Somehow they signal with each other to form
this blood-brain barrier."
Mutations in the gliotactin protein lead
to paralysis in fruit flies as the gene plays
an essential role in establishing the glial
wrapping of the PNS.
Auld will use the Howard Hughes grant
to look for mutants or new genes that
affect the development of glia and their
interactions with the nervous system.
The process involves isolating new mutations in Drosophila and looking for defects that involve glia.
"We'll be looking for anything that
effects how the glia are positioned, how
they migrate, how they wrap the neuron
and anything that disrupts this development," she says. "At the molecular level,
this would show up in a gene."
In Drosophila melanogaster, the process of finding mutated genes that affect
nervous system development is relatively
straightforward because the fruit fly has
a simple nervous system and small genome. Auld's long-range plans are to use
the fruit fly as a springboard to discovering the same genes in vertebrate systems.
She says that many genes important to
vertebrate development were originally
discovered in Drosophila.
For instance, Auld believes that the
corresponding protein to gliotactin in
vertabrates will have the same biological
functions as the Drosophila protein. The
eventual cloning of vertebrate gliotactin
will play an important role in establishing
the connections between neurons and
glial cells during the development of the
nervous system.
Finlay and Auld are among 20 Canadians
named International Research Scholars of
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Employers this semester range from
Canadian Forest Product's research and
development centre in Vancouver, to
Loewen Windows in Steinbach, Man.
Pine Falls general manager Trevor
Sandwell says the specialized knowledge
that students are gaining in the Wood
Products Processing Program is important to ensure the Canadian industry
can compete internationally.
"We need people with advanced skills
and knowledge to propel us into global
markets, where we're competing with
companies from around the world," he
says. "We would not be able to compete
with the skill level that we have now. We
have to increase our technical skills and
the technical level of our equipment as
"Our major competitors are
Scandinavian manufacturers with highly
trained staff and a superior level of technical equipment."
Students in the program spend a total
of 19 months in work placements and a
month gaining practical woodworking
experience. The academic portion ofthe
program includes courses in wood science, engineering and commerce.
Students start with two full school
years of instruction before beginning
their first co-op term of three months
preceded by the month of woodworking.
The following three years comprise equal
time at UBC and in the workplace. The
program is administered by the Wood
Science Dept. in the Faculty of Forestry
while the co-op portion is the
responsibilty of the Centre for Advanced
Wood Processing. Members ofthe industry also continue to play an important
role in shaping the program.
"Industry is still instrumental in helping us deliver the program," says Ellis.
"Professionals from industry are frequent
guest lecturers. That will continue into
the future, allowing us to maintain a
high degree of industrial relevancy."
Christine Forget, co-operative education co-ordinator for the program, says
that, with word ofthe program spreading
throughout the industry, the demand for
students is increasing.
"I often have companies calling me to
see if they can get a student to work for
them. Last semester we had jobs left
unfilled," says Forget, who also approaches companies she feels could benefit from hiring a co-op student or which
one of the program's students has expressed an interest in working for.
There are 22 students enrolled in the
co-operative portion of the program at
present, nine in third year and 13 in
second year. Another 16 students are in
the first year of the program. Ellis says
he expects a steady increase in enrolment with student numbers reaching 40
to 50 students in each of the program's
last four years.
The program is expected to draw transfer students into second year from colleges
and universities across Canada, says Ellis,
adding that efforts are being made to make
the program more accessible.
"We're looking at offering second year
in a distance education format because
we realize a lot of these people are going
to come from smaller communities in
B.C. and elsewhere in Canada ," says
Ellis. "It can be quite expensive for a
student to come to the Lower Mainland."
The prospect of work upon completion of the program remains an important draw, Ellis says. And the wood
products industry is proving its commitment.
"We're looking to the program to supply us with management personnel in
years to come," says Sandwell. "It's absolutely critical that we're able to develop our people to meet the global challenge. We have to do it." UBC Reports ■ March 6, 1997 5
Hot Wheels
Charles Ker photo
James White, in his fourth year of UBC's Engineering Physics program, showcased a model of a solar car in the
Student Union Building during Engineering Week. White is part of a 36-member team which hopes to have a full-
sized model ready by June.
Astrophysicist detects star's
birth 5,000 light-years away
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Astrophysicist Bill McCutcheon scans
the night sky with radio telescopes in
search of celestial treasure. Recently, he
and his colleagues announced that they'd
hit the jackpot with their discovery of a
hot star-forming region 5,000 light-years
Using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii, the world's best high-
frequency radio telescope. McCutcheon
measured radiowave emissions from carbon monoxide (CO) molecules deep in the
Lagoon Nebula. The CO emission line
(registering a temperature of 130 degrees
Kelvin) is the strongest measured in 20
years and the second strongest CO line
yet found in the sky.
McCutcheon says the find is tantamount to an astronomer, previously aware
with the naked eye of only the sun and
faint stars, suddenly noticing something
new in the sky as bright as the moon.
The research group's discovery, however, is invisible to the human eye and
high-powered optical instruments like
the Hubble telescope.
'These molecules we are detecting don't
emit light." says Prof. McCutcheon. ofthe
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. "So in
order to study the earliest stages of star
evolution, we analyze radio emissions
from various molecules."
He explains that new stars begin to
form when invisible clouds of dust and
hydrogen atoms are somehow compressed
to the point where hydrogen atoms turn
to hydrogen molecules, undetectable at
radio wavelengths. However, this transformation also gives rise to carbon monoxide molecules which do emit radio wavelengths and which act as red flags to
astronomers looking for newborn stars;
generally speaking, the hotter the CO
signal, the more massive and hot the
newly forming star.
The star or stars forming in the Lagoon Nebula are buried in a dense clump
of gas weighing more than 30 times the
mass of our sun with a diameter of about
one light-year, or nearly 10 million million kilometres.
McCutcheon says the young star, or
"protostar." scanned by the Maxwell telescope probably won't emerge from its
cocoon and be a visible point of light for
another million years.
Based on their CO observations,
McCutcheon and colleagues expect this
star-forming region to produce something
much bigger than our sun. The brightest
and hottest stars can have temperatures
up to 100,000 degrees Kelvin at the surface while our sun measures just 6,000
degrees Kelvin.
McCutcheon is part of an international collaboration which is mapping a
region of the Lagoon Nebula containing
invisible dense cores of hydrogen molecules. The region is shrouded in a visible
glow from energy emanating from the
nearby hot star Herschel 36 and other
mature stars whose radiation excites the
gas around them.
Says McCutcheon,  "We knew stars
had formed in this nebula and from optical photos and infrared data we guessed
that there had to be a lot of energy stored
in the region."
For six, eight-hour nights, the researchers focused the Maxwell telescope on the
region and tuned it to receive high frequency radio waves from CO molecules.
Later analysis ofthe spectral data showed
that roughly halfway through the mapping exercise. CO readings climbed four
to six times the intensity level normally
measured in our galaxy.
"We expected to detect carbon monoxide lines of maybe 20 to 30 Kelvins but
detecting a line this hot was a total surprise," says McCutcheon. "The signal tells
us that CO molecules embedded in the
hydrogen core are colliding with dust and
radiating tremendous energy."
Radio telescope data indicate that as
the region collapses, narrow jets of gas
molecules are being expelled at rates of
many tens of kilometres a second. Eventually, as the gas cloud continues to
collapse, energy from radiation and the
jets will disperse surrounding gas and
dust material leaving the newly formed
star as a single point of light.
Canada is a partner in funding the
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope along
with Britain and the Netherlands. The
international team's delicate mapping
exercise was made possible by the telescope's large. 15-metre diameter, its
ability to operate at sub-millimetre wavelengths and a highly sensitive receiver
constructed in laboratories of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada.
These three attributes enabled
McCutcheon and colleagues to map a
large area of space with high resolution in
a relatively short period of time.
Individual researchers working with
the telescope are supported by grants
from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
McCutcheon began the project 10 months
ago with NRC scientist Henry Matthews,
and Glenn White and Nick Tothill from
Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University.
Post dubs
UBC prof
leader in
Peter Frost, a professor of Industrial
Relations Management in UBC's Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, has won the first Leaders in Management Education award for the Western Canada region.
The award, sponsored by The Financial Post and Bell Canada, was given in
recognition of Frost's contribution to
management education. An award recipient was named in each of four geographic regions—Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada.
"The award reflects well on the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration as a leader in business
education,"said Frost, who is the Edgar
F. Kaiser Professor of Organizational Behaviour. "My success is directly related
to a faculty that recognizes innovation
and change as essential in keeping pace
with, or staying ahead of, changes in the
Canadian and international business
Frost has been praised by his colleagues, students and members of the
business community for his innovative
teaching and his role as one of seven
faculty members teaching the core component of the new MBA program.
Dean Michael Goldberg said Frost was
among the first to use video technology
as an instructional tool in the classroom
in the early 1970s. He used video to
record and play back student presentations, and presented video vignettes in
which actors depicted ineffectual and
then more appropriate behaviours.
In 1991 he published Management
Live: The Video Book, a series of videos
that build on traditional textbook and
lecture treatments of management and
bring to life the concepts of organizational life. He is known for his series of
"Reality" books, created with two colleagues and widely used in North
America, bridging theory and practice in
Frost has played a major role in faculty development, hosting workshops on
teaching and developing courses to teach
PhD students how to teach in business
schools. He is currently editing a set of
original research papers on teaching effectiveness to be published in the Academy of Management Journal, one of the
leading research journals in his field. He
has twice received the faculty's Talking
Stick Award for Pedagogical Innovation
as well as Commerce graduate and undergraduate societies' awards for teaching excellence, a 3M Canada Teaching
Excellence Fellowship, a Council for Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) Canada Professor of the Year
Award and numerous other awards.
Frost was judged based on five criteria: teaching excellence, pedagogical leadership, academic and professional leadership, contributions to management
practice and applied research. Of the
winners the Financial Post wrote: "You
may not know them by name, yet their
ability to inspire future generations of
business people — and thus, influence
business — is profound as they shape
the minds of students at Canada's management schools."
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W<2r Recycle 6 UBC Reports • March 6,1997
March 9 through March 22
Sunday, Mar. 9
Green College Fine Arts
Speaker Series
Envisioning History's Greatest
Garden In 3-D Computer Graphics. David Botta, Artist. Green
College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
An Evening Of Classical Persian
Music. Amir Kushkani and company. Green College piano lounge,
8pm. Call 822-6067.
Monday, Mar. 10
Biotechnology Seminar
Plant Lipids: Redirecting Metabolism For Fun And Profit. Vic C.
1:30. Refreshments before seminar. Call 822-4838.
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
Ethnicity And Nationalism In
Contemporary Europe. Richard
Swartz, author and East Central
European journalist. Buchanan
penthouse, 12:30-2:30pm. Call
Faculty Development
Helping The Harassed - Practical
Skills For Third Parries. Margaretha
Hoek. David Lam basement, Faculty Development Seminar room
(use outside entrance behind
Trekkers,) 2:30-5pm. For registration call 822-9149.
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
The Suicide Experiment: Herve
Guibert's AIDS Video 'La Pudeur
ou l'lmpudeur'. Ross Chambers,
U of Michigan. Green College,
3:30pm. Call 822-6067/822-
Library Opening
Walter C. Koerner Library.
Koerner Library Plaza (outside),
3:30-4:15pm. Call 822-3310.
Mechanical Engineering
A Reconflgurable Computer Control System For Machines And
Processors. Yusuf Altintas, Mechanical Engineering. CEME
1204, 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3904.
Physics and Astronomy:
Astronomy Seminar
Galaxy Chemical Enrichment By
Starbursts. Jean-Rene Roy, Laval
U. Hennings 318, 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2802.
Modern European Studies
The European Union And The
Environment - Centralization And
Fragmentation. Jutta Brunnee,
Law. Buchanan Penthouse, 3:30-
5pm. Call 822-5969.
Biochemistry /Molecular
Biology Discussion Group
Molecular Mechanisms Of Self/
Nonself Recognition In Fungi.
Louise Glass, Botany. IRC#4,
3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-3341.
Centre for Applied Ethics
Rational Cooperation, Intention
And Reconsideration. Joe MintofF,
U of Newcastle. Angus 307, 4-
6pm. Call 822-5139.
Mechanical Engineering
An Evolutionary Argument
Against Naturalism. Prof. Alvin
Plantinga, U of Notre Dame.
Scarfe 100, 4pm. Call 822-3112.
Zoology Comparative
Physiology Seminar
Axon Guidance By Diffusible At-
tractants And Repellants. Marc
Tessier Lavigne, UCSF.
BioSciences 2449, 4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2131.
Resident Speaker Series
Law School Admissions In Canada:
The Politics Of Decision Making.
Dawna Tong, Sociology. Green
College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
The Brenda and David
McLean Lectures in
Canadian Studies
Giddy Limits: Canadian Studies
And Other Metaphors. William H.
New, English. Green College,
7:30pm. Call 822-6067.	
Tuesday, Mar. 11
The Role OfThe Great Library In The
Life OfThe University. President David
Strangway; Prof. John Gilbert, Chair,
Senate Library Committee; Dean
Shirley Neuman, Arts. Main Library
Ridington Room, 12-1:20pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4430.
Humanism And Civil Rights. Kay
Stockholder, B.C. Civil Liberties
Association. Buchanan D-205.
12:30pm. Call 221-8114.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
The Taste Of A Man (1997).
Slavenka Drakulic, Croatian journalist/author. Buchanan A-102,
12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Post Pharm. D. Programs In
Canada: Results Of 1996 National
Survey. Prof. P. Jewesson, Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC#3,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Botany /Biodiversity
Research Seminar
Modelling Growth Patterns In Foraging Clonal Plants. Clive Welham,
Botany. BioSciences 2000, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures in Modern
Mass-Selected Clusters, Cluster-Assembled Materials And
Nanostructures. Prof. Martin
Moskovits, U of Toronto. Chemistry
B-250 (south wing), lpm. Refreshments, 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Biomedical Research
Understanding How An Enzyme
Works Using Total Chemical Synthesis And Mass Spectrometry.
Michael Fitzgerald, Scripps Research Institute. BioMed Research
Centre seminar room, 3-4pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Inference For Complex Computer
Codes With Different Levels Of
Complexity. Prof. A. O'Hagan,
Mathematics, Nottingham U. CSCI
301,4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Pluralism: A Defense Of Religious
Exclusivism. Prof. Alvin Plantinga,
U of Notre Dame. Scarfe 100, 4pm.
Call 822-3112.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Towards A Function For The Human And Murine PLA2-Like Gene.
Paul Kowalski, Ph.D student.
Sequencing BssHII Sites On Human Chromosome 8. Leah Debella.
MSc candidate. Wesbrook 201,
4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments, 4pm.
Call 822-5312.
Green College Speaker Series
Time And Being.  Steven Savitt,
Philosophy. Green College, 5:30pm.
Reception in Graham House 4:45-
5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
The Brenda and David
McLean Lectures in
Canadian Studies
The Edge Of Everything: Canadian Culture And The Border Field.
William H. New, English. Green
College, 7:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Child Care Meeting
To Discuss New Child Care Programs. Child Study Centre, 2881
Acadia Road, activity room,
7:45pm. Please RSVP to 822-5343.
Wednesday, Mar. 12
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Dr. Peter O'Brien, Orthopedic
Trauma, Orthopedics. Vancouver
Hospital/HSC Eye Care Centre
Auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4646.
Creative Writing Masters'
Poets. Zoe Landale, Jane Munro.
Buchanan E-474, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2712.
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
Richard Swartz, author and journalist. Buchanan penthouse,
12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-6403.
Noon Hour Concert
Ross Taggart Trio, jazz. Music Recital Hall, 12:30pm. $3. Call 822-
Obstetrics Research Division
Experimental Progress In
Xenotransplantation. Dr. Joseph
Tai, Pathology. BC Women's Hospital/Health Centre 2-N35, 2pm.
Call 875-3108
Is Belief In God Rational? Prof.
Alvin Plantinga, U of Notre Dame.
Scarfe 100, 4pm. Call 822-3112.
Research Seminar
Spatial And Temporal Scales Of
Community Responses To Disturbance. Bill Neill, Zoology, Family/
Nutritional Sciences 60, 4:30pm.
Refreshments in Hut B-8,4:10pm.
Call 822-3957.
Respiratory Research
Update: Developments In
Leukotriene Antagonist Research.
Dr. Ian Rodger, Mcmaster U. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, 2775
Heather St. 3rd floor conference
room, 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Cultural and Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Group
Fear And The News Media. Prof.
David Altheide. Arizona State U.
Green College, 5:30pm. Call 822-
Anthropology and Sociology
The State Of Child And Family
Health Worldwide. Dr. Michael
Seear. Mather 112, 5:30pm. Call
Networking Skills
Networking Skills For Recent
Graduates And Students. Blair
Grabinsky, Career Services. Cecil
Green Park House main floor, 7-
9pm. $2. Light refreshments/cash
bar. Call 822-8917.
The Brenda and David
McLean Lecture
The Centre Of Somewhere Else:
The Pig War And English 91.
William H. New, English. Green
College. 7:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Moliere's Shorts. Three One-Act
Plays By Moliere. Frederic Wood
Theatre, 8pm. Tickets $8$ 14.
Refreshments. 2 for 1 preview
March 12. Continues to March 22.
Call 822-2678.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor/Special Vancouver
Institute Lecture
Words And Bullets: A Writer And The
War. Slavenka Drakulic, Journalist.
IRC#2, 8:15pm. Call 822-5675.
Thursday, Mar. 13
Koerner Library Tours
Koerner Library 3rd floor lobby,
every half hour between 10am-
12noon and 2-4pm. Also March
14, 15. Call 822-3858.
Arts One/Science One
Feminism, Pornography And The
Criminal Code (Or Just How Democratic Can We Be?) Prof. Emerita
, Kay Stockholder. IRC#6,   12:30-
!  1:20pm. Call 822-9876.
Biotechnology Seminar
Origins And Functions Of The
i Chlamydial Inclusion In Host Cells.
I Dr. Ted Hackstadt, Rocky Mountain Laboratory. IRC#1, 12:30pm.
Refreshments before seminar. Call
Anthropology and Sociology
Bread N' Butter: Gendering Processes In White Collar And Professional Occupations. Gillian Creese,
Fiona Kay. ANSO 205. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-6683.
Earth/Ocean Sciences
Ocean/Atmosphere Variability
And Biogeochemical Cycles: Stable Isotope Geochemistry Of Marine Deposits. Steve Calvert.
GeoSciences 330A, 12:30pm. Call
Botany Seminar
Flavonoids As Indicators Of Evolution In The Hawaiian Flora. Ji
Yong Yang, MSc candidate.
BioSciences 2000, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Multimedia Seminar
Web-based Law Course And Pharmacy CAI Modules. Christine Boyle
and Marilyn MacCrimmon, Law.
Simon Albon, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Media Services Telecentre,
l-2pm. Call 822-1851.
Arts One/Science One
Philosophical Dimensions OfThe
Problem Of Unintended Consequences. Led by Joe Naylor, Lecturer, Arts One Program. IRC#6,
1:30-2:15pm. Call 822-9876.
Wood Science Seminar
Paper And The Electronic Age:
Evolution Or Revolution? Joe
Wright, PAPRICAN. MacLeod 214,
1:30pm. Call 822-1833.
Physics Colloquium
Biological Motors. SanXiang, Radiology. Hebb theatre, 4pm. Refreshments, 3:45pm. Call 822-3853.
CICSR Distinguished
Lecture Series
Interactive Simulation And Physically Based Animation. Prof.
Andrew Witkin, Carnegie Mellon
U. CICSR/CS208, 4-5:30pm. Re-
| freshments. Call 822-6894.
Genetics Graduate Program
The Role Of CD45 And Its Phosphatase Activity In T Cell Signalling Events. Pauline Johnson,
Microbiology. Wesbrook 201,
4:30pm. Refreshments, 4:15pm.
Call 822-8764.
World History Speaker
Series Seminar
The World System Perspective
In The Construction Of Economic
History. Prof. Janet Lippman
Abu-Lughod, New School for Social Research. Buchanan Tower
1206/07, 4:30-6pm. Call 822-
Law and Society Seminar
Governing Pregnancy: The Social Fetus As Textual Assemblage.
Lorna Weir, York U. Green College, 5pm. Call 822-6067.
Poetic Persuasions
Readings Of Original, Creative
Works. Green College, 8pm. Call
Friday, Mar. 14
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Economic Impact Of HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Robin Hanvelt. Mather 253,
9-10am. Call 822-2772.
A Celebration of Courage
Performance Presentations And
Poetry Readings Promoting Cultural Partnerships Between
Women In Honour Of International Women's Day. International House, 1783 West Mall,
12-3pm. Registration, call 822-
World History Speaker
Series Lecture
Global History: The World System In The Thirteenth Century.
Prof. Janet Lippman Abu-
Lughod, New School for Social
Research. Buchanan A-202,
12:20-l:30pm. Call 822-2561.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Individual Guilt And Collective
Responsibility: Ordinary People
And The War. Slavenka Drakulic,
Croatian journalist/author.
Buchanan A-104, 12:30pm. Call
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
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'News.' Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the
Calendar's Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the March 20 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period March 23 to April 5 — is noon,
March 11. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ March 6, 1997 7
March 9 through March 22
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Developing An Emergency Response Program. Heather Lyle,
Emergency Planner, City ofVancouver. Vancouver Hospital/HSC
Koerner pavilion G-279. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9595.
Koerner Library Run/Walk. Run
starts at SUB; Walk starts at Main
Library, 12:40pm. Call 822-3310.
Political Science Seminar
Elections To The European Parliament: Do They Have Anything
To Do With Europe? Alan Siaroff.
Graduate Student Centre 201,
3-4:30pm. Call 822-5456.
Geography Colloquium
Environmental Degradation And
Urban Development: Issues In
The Lower Fraser Basin. Neil
Guppy, Sociology; Peter Urmetzer
and Don Blake, Political Science.
Geography 229, 3:30pm. Call
Linguistics Colloquium
Phonology. Donca Steriade,
UCLA. Buchanan Penthouse,
3:30pm. Refreshments. Call822-
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
The Effect Of Oxygen On Synthetic
Crude Oil Fouling. Balamurali
Navaneetha-Sundaram, MSc candidate. ChemEng206,3:30pm. Call
Theoretical Chemistry
The Interaction Of Two Surfaces In
An Electrolyte Solution. F. Otto,
Chemistry. Chemistry D-402 (centre block), 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Saturday, Mar. 15
Continuing Studies
Introduction To The Internet:
Level 1. Jonn Martell. David Lam,
Microcomputer Lab A, 9am-1 pm.
$100. Call 822-1420.
Continuing Studies
Getting Started With Electronic
Commerce. William Koty, Continuing Studies. David Lam seminar room, 9:30am-lpm. $100.
Call 822-1420.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Piano Recital, Kiyoko Tanaka.
Green College, 7pm. Call 822-
The Vancouver Institute
A Pack Of Lies: The Truth About
Cigarette Advertising. Prof. Richard Pollay, Commerce and
Business Administration. IRC#2,
8:15pm. Call 822-4636.
Sunday, Mar. 16
Green College Fine Arts
Speaker Series
David Woolacott, Artist. Green
College. 5pm. Call 822-6067.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Reading Of Green College Resident Colleen Subasic's Thesis
Play, "A Brief Case Of Crack-
Addicted Cockroaches." Green
College. 8pm. Call 822-6067.
Monday, Mar. 17
Asian Foods and Folkways
Asian Foods And Folkways at the
Carpark in the CK Choi building.
Street foods will be sold from
11am-1:30pm in the CK Choi
lounge. Performances, lecture and
slide presentation on Asian foods,
cooking demonstrations, l:30-2pm.
Call 822-2629.
Modern European Studies
Colloquium Series
Inter-Cultural Receptivity: The
Case Of Polish And Russian Literatures. Bozena Karwowska,
Slavic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Buchanan Penthouse,
3:30-5pm. Call 822-5969.
Biology Discussion Group
Role Of Second Messengers And
Protein Kinases In Activity Dependent Plasticity Of Neurons. John
Lisman, Brandeis U. IRC#4,
3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-0705.
Mechanical Engineering
Use Of Flexible Logic In Process
Control. Clarence de Silva. CEME
1204, 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3904.
Physics and Astronomy:
Astronomy Seminar
Dark Matter Candidates. Kim
Griest. U of California-San Diego.
Hennings 318, 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2802.
Physiology Seminar
Snake Red Blood Cells: From Animal Physiology To ATP
Compartmentalisation. Rolf
Ingermann, U of Idaho.
BioSciences 2449, 4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2310.
Resident Speaker Series
The Risk Of Natural Disasters.
Andrew Frederiksen, Earth and
Ocean Sciences. Green College,
5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Green College Science and
Society Lecture
On Measurement. Theodore Porter, History, UCLA. Green College,
8pm. Call 822-3009.
Tuesday, Mar. 18
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Effects Of Drugs. Substances Of
Abuse And Environmental
Toxicants On The Developing Fetus. Dr. Harpal S. Buttat, Bureau
of Drug Research, Ottawa. IRC#3,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Botany Seminar
Studies In The Abstract Properties
Of Individuals. I. Emergence In
Grass Inflorescences. Jack Maze.
BioSciences 2000, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Lectures in Modern
Single Molecule Reaction Chemistry. Prof. Norm Dovichi, U of Alberta. Chemistry B-250 (south
wing), lpm. Refreshments,
12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Science and Society
The Meanings Of Measurement.
Theodore Porter, UCLA; Brian
Wynne. Lancaster U. Green College, l-5pm. Call 822-3009.
Earth and Ocean Sciences -
Oceanography Seminar
Model (GCM) Simulations OfThe
Effect Of Prescribed Variations In
Sea-Surface Temperatures And
Sea-Ice Extent On Atmospheric
Variability. Francis Zwiers, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis. BioSciences
1465, 3:30pm. Call 822-1814.
Statistics Seminar
Exact Algorithms For Maximum-
Entropy Sampling. Prof. Jon Lee,
Mathematics, U of Kentucky. CSCI
301,4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Medical Genetics Seminar
Lipoprotein  Lipase:  Association
With Dyslipidemia And Coronary
Artery Disease. Eric Gagne, PhD
! candidate. Concordance Between
: Prenatal Diagnosis And Fetal Au-
| topsy Diagnosis. Tod MacPherson,
: MSc candidate.  Wesbrook 201,
4:30-5:30pm.  Refreshments  at
4pm. Call 822-5312.
Green College Speaker Series
The Future OfThe Humanities In
Canada. Prof. J.M. Bumsted, U
Manitoba. Green College, 5:30pm.
Reception, Graham House 4:45-
5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Continuing Studies Seminar
Spies Amongst Us: How To Protect
Your Privacy On The Internet. Jack
Chakhalian, Science. David Lam
Microcomputer Lab B, 6:30-
9:30pm. $85. Call 822-1420.
Archaeological Institute
Ancient Israel And The Sea. Prof.
Robert Stieglitz, Rutgers U. MOA,
7:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Wednesday, Mar. 19
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Congenital Anomalies OfThe Cervical Spine And Shoulder Girdle.
Dr. Stephen J. Tredwell, Dr. Chris
W. Reilly, Dr. FadiTarazi, Dr. Joel
M. Werier. Vancouver Hospital/
HSC Eye Care Centre Auditorium,
7am. Call 875-4646.
Creative Writing Masters'
Novelists. Dennis Bolen and Eden
Robinson. Buchanan E-474,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2712.
Noon Hour Concert
i Lee Duckies, cello; Silvia Fraser,
piano. Music Recital Hall.
12:30pm. $3. Call 822-5574.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Research Division Seminar
(OBST 506)
Hepatocyte Growth Factor/Scatter
Factor And The C-Met Receptor In
Human Ovarian Cells. Alice Wong.
B.C. Women's Hospital/Health
Centre 2-N35,2pm. Call 875-3108.
Biology Seminar
The Structure Of An Enzyme Responsible For Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Resistance. Albert
Berghuis, Biochemistry, McMaster
U. IRC#4. 3:45pm. Call 822-4900.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Ecological Footprint Analysis Of Japan. Yoshihiko Wada, Community
and Regional Planning. CKChoi 120,
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Research Seminar
Sitting On The Dock OfThe Bay ...
Watching The California Sea Lions
Come In. Hilary Feldman, Zoology. Family/Nutritional Sciences
60, 4:30pm. Refreshments Hut B-
8, 4:10pm. Call 822-3957.
The Seventh Regular Meeting Of Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament.
Curtis 102, 8pm. Call 822-2951.
Thursday, Mar. 20
Board of Governors Meeting
The Open Session Begins at 8am.
Fifteen tickets are available on a first-
come, first-served basis on application to the board secretary at least 24
hours before each meeting. OAB
Board and Senate room. 6328 Me
morial Road. Call 822-2127.
Earth/Ocean Sciences
Volcanic Debris Flows (lahars): Experience From North And Central
America And South-East Asia. Thomas C. Pierson, US Geological Survey. GeoSciences 330-A, 12:30pm.
Call 822-3466/822-2267.
Science First! Lecture Series
Molecular Ships-In-Bottles. John
Sherman. Chemistry. IRC#6,
12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Chinese Research/Faculty of
Law Seminar
On The Future Of Human Rights
And Responsible Government In
Hong Kong. Martin Lee, Member,
Legislative Council of Hong Kong. CK
Choi 120,12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Noon Hour Concert
UBC Chinese Ensemble. Alan
Thrasher, director. Music Recital
Hall, 12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Colloquium Series
Colonial Texts And Contemporary
Contexts: Problems In Interpreting A Settler Memoir. Joanne Fiske.
ANSO 205, 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Prophylaxis Of NSAID-Induced
Ulcers And H2 Blockers. David
Gardner, PharmD candidate.
Cunningham 160, l-2pm. Call
Medieval and Renaissance
Panel Discussion: Renaissance
Studies At UBC: What Is It? What's
It Doing? Daniela Boccasini, Italian Studies, French; Tony Dawson,
English; Denis Danielson, English; Stephen Guy-Bray, English;
Geral Hobbs, Vancouver School of
Theology; Rose Marie San Juan,
Fine Arts. Green College, 4:30pm.
Call 822-6067.
Genetics Graduate Program
The Molecular Basis For Substrate
Selectivity In Bacterial Pore-Forming Proteins. Robert Hancock,
Microbiology. Wesbrook 201,
4:30pm. Refreshments, 4:15pm.
Call 822-8764.
Norbert Elias Conference
A Long Life Considered: Norbert
Elias And The Theory Of Civilization. Hermann Korte, U Hamburg.
Goethe Institut, 944 W. 8th Ave.,
7:15pm. Continues: March 21.
Green College, 9am-4pm; March
22, Green College, lOam-lpm.Call
Critical Issues in Global
Daughters Of Development:
Drowning In The Mainstream, or
Stuck On The Margins. Mary
Lindsay, Consultant. Green College, 8-9:30pm. Call 822-6067/
Friday, Mar. 21
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Cost Effectiveness Of Breast
Cancer Screening. Dr. Charles
Wright, Vancouver Hospital/
HSC. Mather 253, 9-10am. Call
Studies Conference
Practicing Interdisciplinarity:
Norbert Elias Conference On
Nurturing Environments For
Interdisciplinary Research. Various speakers. Green College,
10am-4:30pm. Continues March
22, MOAtheatre, 2-5:30pm. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
The UBC Classroom Hearing Accessibility Study. Susan
Kennedy, Murray Hodgson, Vancouver Hospital/HSC, Koerner
pavilion G-279, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Political Science Seminar
Party, State, And Political Competition In Canada: The Cartel
Model Revisited. Lisa Young.
Graduate Student Centre 201,
3-4:30pm. Call 822-5456.
Chemical Engineering
Measurement Of Ultrasonic Radiation Forces For Particle-Liquid Separations. Steven
Woodside, PhD candidate.
ChemEng 206, 3:30pm. Call
Linguistics Colloquium
Syllable Contact In Optimality
Theory. Stuart Davis. Indiana U.
Buchanan Penthouse, 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-5594.
Theoretical Chemistry
Coupling Of Relaxation And Attachment Of Electrons In CCU/
Inert Gas Mixtures. Ki Leung,
Chemistry. Chemistry D-402 (centre block). 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Saturday, Mar. 22
Distinguished Artists
Clark Terry Quintet. Chan Centre, 8pm. Adult, $23. Student/
senior, $12. Call 822-5574.
The Vancouver Institute
Reforming Our Tax And Welfare
System. Prof. Richard Blundell,
University College, London.
IRC#2, 8:15pm. Call 822-4636.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery Exhibition
New Art From Cuba: Utopian Territories. Opens Friday, March 21,
8- 10pm. March 22 - May 25. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday,
10am-5pm; Saturday, 12-5pm.
1825 Main Mall. Call 822-2759.
Grad Student Presentation
Research on Women and Gender
takes place May 8, 9am-5pm.
Speakers will be graduate students. Please submit one page
abstract and brief biography by
March 21. Call 822-9173.
Public Meeting To Discuss
New Child Care Program
Advice from the campus community has been sought to assist Child Care Services with
the development of programs
for space vacated by the Child
Study Centre. The public is invited to meet with the Administrator, Child Care Services and
the Director. Housing & Conferences, to review feedback and
discuss operating options. Time
and place: Tuesday, March 11,
7:45pm, in the activity room of
the Child Study Centre at 2881
Acadia Road. Please RSVP to
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Policy #14
Response to Threatening Behaviour
Approved February 6, 1997
RESPONSIBLE: All Vice Presidents
UBC strives to provide an environment in
which all individuals can work and study
without threat to personal safety. This
policy outlines UBC's response when an
emergency situation, caused by a direct
or indirect threat, to personal safety or
violence towards any member ofthe University community, occurs. It also deals
with situations that are not emergencies,
but in which personal safety is a concern.
It gives the Personal Security Coordinator the authority to organize an effective
response to incidents and cases. It ensures that senior administrators are kept
appropriately informed of developments
in every case.
Members of the University Community
who are faced with an urgent situation
involving threatening or violent conduct,
where there is reasonable belief that the
safety of persons may be threatened,
should contact the police immediately.
This includes such situations as threats,
threatening letters and bomb threats.
The University will take steps to remove
immediately from campus a person who
exhibits violent or threatening behavior.
Individuals may be suspended from the
University and barred from the campus
on a continuing basis for violent or threatening behavior. The University will pursue appropriate legal and disciplinary
measures in such cases. In addition,
UBC coordinates responses to non-emergency situations involving personal security through the Personal Security Coordinator.
1. Emergency Situations
When anyone on campus believes a personal security emergency exists, the following procedure is used:
Individual(s) threatened
a) The first priority is your safety and
that of the people around you. Lives
take precedence over properly. Whenever possible, get to a safe location and
alert those around you.
b) Dial 911 to contact the police. Provide
your location and complete details of
the situation.
c) Dial 822-6210 to contact the Personal
Security Coordinator.
Personal Security Coordinator
The Personal Security Coordinator ensures that a trained delegate is always
available to respond to the emergency
phone number when she/he is not available.
a) Check whether the individual who was
exhibiting threatening/violent
behavior was removed by RCMP.
b) Acts as liaison between the RCMP and
UBC, and on behalf of the President
takes any steps that may be lawfully
taken to deal with the emergency, including but not limited to:
(i) order the exclusion of all or specified persons from all or any part of
the campus;
(ii) order the closing of all or any part
ofthe campus or of all or anypart of
the building;
(iii) order the cessation or curtailment
of any University activity.
c) Once the emergency is defused, convene the Case Team if necessary. If
team action is not required, refer the
matter as appropriate.
d) Ensure follow-up on any steps decided
by the Case Team, including contacting outside authorities, consulting
those affected and keeping them informed of developments in the case.
and arranging for any other special
measures to protect members of the
University Community.
e) Maintain records ofthe case.
f)   Convene de-briefing sessions and ensure
that lessons learned are integrated into
protocols and procedures, and conveyed
to the President and Vice Presidents.
The Case Team
The Case Team is chaired by the Personal
Security Coordinator and composed of
individuals selected to be on-call for this
purpose who have been oriented by the
Personal Security Coordinator. Case Team
membership is:
• Personal  Security  Coordinator delegates
• the Director of Campus Security
• a representative from Legal Affairs
• a psychologist trained in dealing with
violent/threatening people
• a  representative  from  Human  Resources (for staff)
• a representative from the Registrar's
Office (for students)
• a  representative  from  the  Provost's
Office (for faculty)
This group will be augmented as needed
by individuals selected for responsibility
for faculty, staff and students in the area
under threat or other key functions where
applicable, such as:
• the Administrative Head of Unit
• the Dean
• Housing and Conferences
• a representative from University Relations
• a representative from Student Health/
Counselling Services/Women
• a representative of the Union, AAPS or
Faculty Association
• a representative from the RCMP University detachment
• an expert in critical stress debriefing
• and other units as needed.
Those who are requested to participate as
members of the team accord such requests the highest priority.
The Case Team formulates a recommendation for the President regarding a continuing exclusion from campus if required.
If a traumatic incident has occured, the
Case Team ensures that any members of
the community affected are referred for
support, and where appropriate, contacts internal providers of counselling
services or the external supplier of the
Employee and Family Assistance Plan to
arrange for criticial incident stress debriefing services.
2. Non-Emergency Situations
Students and members of faculty and
staff who come into contact with individuals on campus who are obviously
distressed or who exhibit aggressive
behavior that does not in itself constitute
an emergency situation, may also consult the Personal Security Coordinator.
This includes receiving bomb threats or
threatening letters. Experience has shown
that an individual in such a state often
interacts with more than one department; it is therefore important that the
Personal Security Coordinator be informed so that she/he can share the
information offer appropriate assistance.
This may assist in the prevention of emergency situations in the future.
3. General
The Personal Security Coordinator publishes an annual report describing the
general nature of situations dealt with
under this policy, to help the University
Community gain general awareness of
appropriate responses.
The Personal Security Coordinator initiates educational programs to raise awareness about appropriate responses to
A Personal Security Emergency exists
when a reasonable person believes that
there is an imminent risk to personal
safety and that there is a need for immediate intervention.
Policy #95
Formal Investigations
Approved: February 6, 1997
RESPONSIBLE: All Vice Presidents
To provide guidance to University officials who commission formal investigations of situations or incidents at UBC.
University officials who consider there to
be a need to investigate a situation or
incident for which there is no existing
policy at UBC seek advice on the terms of
reference for the investigation and the
appropriate level and nature ofthe investigation. For situations/incidents involving students and members of faculty.
Legal Affairs in the President's Office is
consulted. For situations/incidents involving members of staff, the Department
of Human Resources is consulted. In all
cases, the administrative head of unit
keeps the appropriate dean and vice president informed of investigative activity
contemplated or undertaken. Legal Affairs/Human Resources will provide advice and written guidelines as required to
heads seeking such advice.
Legal Affairs in the President's Office and
the Department of Human Resources
provide written guidelines that address
issues common to most investigations as
well as those identified as uniquely appropriate to the situation. Considerations include:
• single investigator or more than one
• internal/external investigators
• to whom does the investigator report
• what is to be investigated - substance
checklist method
• clear and practically doable terms of reference, with advice on fair process, onus,
standard of proof and evidence issues
• opportunity for mediation (can the investigation be suspended partway
• access to people - personal interviews
- confidentiality
• access to information
• timing - "report out" date; interim
progress reports
• resources available to them - legal,
secretarial, administrative
• format of report - sections, use of
individuals' names in body of report,
recommendation section, release of
report to affected persons
• disposition of notes and other documents
collected as part of the investigation
• level of thoroughness needed - exami
nation, re-examination, a person's right
to know all charges against him/her,
characterization ofthe facts within the
report as confirmed or not
• is the end result a recommendation,
finding, decision? to whom should it
be addressed?
• opportunity for response
• should the report be considered by a
committee or individual, nominated by
the President or person comrnissioning
the report, to suggest an appropriate
course of action before implementation?
• if there is a fee involved, or other
compensatory arrangement (such as
teaching release), this should be
worked out and included in the terms
of reference if possible.
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Policy #85
Scholarly Integrity
'Approved: January 1995
Revised: February 6, 1997
Vice President Academic & Provost
Vice President Research
The University recognizes that teaching,
research, scholarship and creative activity are most likely to flourish in a climate
of academic freedom. Since the conditions for proper teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity are quite different depending upon the discipline,
individual investigators are expected to
assume direct responsibility for the intellectual and ethical quality of their work.
The university community has always
recognized the necessity for maintaining
the highest ethical standards in the conduct of scholarly activities. The University of British Columbia has developed
this policy to communicate expectations,
increase awareness of integrity issues,
and encourage scholars (be they students or members of faculty and staff) to
assume personal responsibility.
to promote scholarly integrity among
scholars, in order to maintain and enhance the value of impartiality that
universities offer society;
to proscribe activities which breach
generally acceptable standards of scholarly conduct;
• to provide a process for dealing with allegations of scholarly misconduct quickly.
UBC is responsible for developing awareness among all students and members of
faculty and staff involved in teaching and
scholarly activities of the need for the
highest standards of integrity, accountability and responsibility.
UBC holds scholars responsible for scholarly and scientific rigour and integrity in
teaching and research, in obtaining, recording and analyzing data and in presenting, reporting and publishing results,
through such means as:
• evaluating the work of students in a fair
• giving appropriate recognition, including authorship, to those who have made
an intellectual contribution to the contents ofthe publication, and only those
people; using unpublished work of other
researchers and scholars only with permission and with due acknowledgement;
and using archival material in accordance with the rules of the archives;
• obtaining the permission of the author
before using new information, concepts
or data originally obtained through access to confidential manuscripts or applications for funds for research or training that may have been seen as a result
of processes such as peer review;
conforming to UBC standard requirements for working with humans, animals, biohazards, radioisotopes and affecting the environment:
using research funds in accordance with
the terms and conditions under which
those funds were received;
revealingto the University,journals, sponsors, funding agencies or those requesting opinions, any conflict of interest,
financial or other, that might influence
their decisions on whether the individual
should be asked to review manuscripts
or applications, test products or be permitted to undertake work sponsored from
outside sources. (See Policy #97, Conflict
of Interest.)
UBC investigates allegations of scholarly
misconduct in a timely, impartial and
accountable manner and takes appropriate action, including any necessary steps
to preserve evidence, when it finds that
scholarly misconduct has occurred.
Procedure Summary
In order to maintain integrity in teaching,
research, scholarship and creative activity and to avoid misconduct, members
involved in teaching, research, scholarship and professional/creative activity
shall in particular:
• evaluate the work of students fairly;
• recognize and acknowledge the intellectual contribution of others;
•not use new information obtained
through access to confidential manuscripts or applications seen as a result
of peer review;
•use scholarly and scientific rigour in
obtaining, recording and analyzing data
and in reporting results;
•ensure that authors of published work
include all and only those who have
intellectually contributed;
• maintain integrity in using research funds.
Acts of scholarly misconduct may be committed with varying degrees of deliberate-
ness. It is recognized that the borderline
between scholarly incompetence, carelessness and negligence, on the one hand,
and intentional dishonesty, on the other,
may be very narrow. The result is objectionable in any case, even if different
degrees of discipline are appropriate.
Careful supervision of new members of
faculty and staff by their supervisors and
department heads is in the best interest of
the institution, the supervisor, the trainee
and the scholarly/scientific community.
The complexity of scholarly and scientific
methods, the necessity for caution in interpreting possibly ambiguous data, the
need for advanced analysis, and the variety of protocols for reporting research data
all require an active role for the supervisor
in the guidance of new investigators.
Principal and co-investigators who have failed
to exercise reasonable care in directing and
supervising researchers who have committed academic misconduct share in the blame
and should be disciplined accordingly.
A factor in many cases of alleged scholarly/scientific misconduct has been the
absence of a complete set of verifiable
data. The retention by the University of
accurately recorded and retrievable results is of utmost importance. Wherever
possible, all primary data should be recorded in clear, adequate, original and
chronological form. In scientific departments, a record ofthe primary data must
be maintained in the laboratory and cannot be removed. Original data for a given
study should be retained in the unit of
origin for at least five years after the work
is published or otherwise presented (if
the form of the data permits this, and if
assurances have not been given that data
would be destroyed to assure anonymity). Supervisors and collaborators should
have unrestricted access to all data and
products of their collaborative research.
Entitlement to ownership of primary data,
software, and other products of research
can vary according to the circumstances
under which research is conducted. A
shared understanding about ownership
should be reached among collaborators,
especially between supervisors and their
graduate students, before research is
All authors listed should have been involved
in the research. Each is expected to have
made a significant intellectual or practical
contribution, understand the significance of
the conclusions, and be able to share responsibility for the content and reliability of
the reported data. All authors listed should
have seen and approved a manuscript before
submission. The concept of "honorary authorship" is unacceptable. There should be
guidelines developed and discussed within
each unit regarding conditions of authorship
for research trainees. These guidelines should
be discussed with the trainees before the
research is begun or they become involved in
Research conditions for all involved in a
research team should be outlined in a letter
from the principal investigator before team
members become engaged. Sample letters to
colleagues, post doctoral fellows and graduate students about such issues as compensation, supervision, authorship, records of
data, ownership and/or use of data, publication rights, and commercialization, are available from Research Services. The Faculty of
Graduate Studies sends notices about this
requirement to all accepted for graduate
studies and their supervisors at the time of
admission. These notices and a copy of the
letter from the supervisor to the graduate
student detailing the terms above are filed in
the student file in Graduate Studies.
A gradual diffusion of responsibility for
multi-authored or collaborative studies
could lead to the publication of papers for
which no single author is prepared to
take full responsibility. Two safeguards
in the publication of accurate reports are
the active participation of each co-author
in verifying that part of a manuscript that
falls within his/her specialty area and
the designation of one author who takes
responsibility through reasonable care
for the validity of the entire manuscript.
Formal procedures for the investigation
of allegations of scholarly misconduct are
essential to assure the protection of the
rights of all those involved in the case
until the basis of the allegations can be
examined and a resolution ofthe problem
can be determined.
Detailed Procedures
Source of AUegation(s)
The initial report of suspected misconduct may come from various sources
within or without the University. For example, the allegation may come from an
individual member of faculty or staff, a
student, a member ofthe general public,
a media report, a group of individuals, an
anonymous source, a granting source or
from a University administrator.
Initial Disposition of Allegations
Allegations of scholarly misconduct received by members ofthe University community, including administrators, are
forwarded to the Vice President Research.
The Vice President Research is the central point of contact for receiving allegations, as he/she is normally sufficiently
at arm's length so as to be viewed as
impartial and free of personal conflicts of
interest. If the Vice President Research
feels it would be inappropriate to receive
a particular complaint for whatever reason, he/she may refer the complaint to
the Provost.
Authority of the Vice President
Research and the Provost
The Vice  President Research  and  the
Provost both have the authority: to close
down and declare "off limits" facilities
used for research; to protect the admin
istration of University and outside funds
involved in the research; to obtain and
retain relevant documentation (eg lab
notes, computer disks, hard drives, proof
of credentials) related to an investigation;
to request that members ofthe university
community appear before an investigative committee and answer its questions
or supply materials to it.
Allegations Referred to the Vice
President Research or the Provost
The Vice President Research or the Provost may choose to refer the matter back to
the unit or to dismiss the allegation. If in
the judgement ofthe Vice President Research or the Provost the allegations have
sufficient substance to warrant investigation, he/she informs the student(s)
and/or employee(s) named in the allegation, in writing. The written notice summarizes the allegation in sufficient detail
to allow the individual(s) concerned an
opportunity to respond. Responses received are forwarded to the investigative
committee if established.
Appointment of Investigating
The Vice President Research or the Provost appoints an Investigative Committee
consisting of three experienced members, one external to UBC, and all at arms
length from both the person(s) alleging
misconduct and the person(s) alleged to
have misconducted themselves. The terms
of reference ofthe Investigative Committee are to determine if scholarly misconduct has occurred, and if so. its extent
and seriousness. The Committee elects
one of its members as Chair.
In cases of collaborative research involving other institutions, it may be desirable
to conduct either parallel investigations,
or ajoint investigation, with appropriate
changes to the procedures outlined below.
Whichever method is chosen, UBC will
cooperate fully with other institutions.
Investigation within Sixty Days
Due to the sensitive nature of allegations
of scholarly misconduct, the inquiry by
the Investigative Committee should be
completed and a draft report prepared
within sixty days of the initial written
notification to the respondent(s). In complex cases a full report may not be possible
in this time frame, but some assessment
must be prepared within three months.
Considerations for the Investigative
The Committee aims to review all scholarly activity with which the individual
has been involved during the period of
time considered pertinent in relation to
the allegation, including any abstracts,
papers or other methods of scholarly
communication. A special audit of accounts may also be performed on the
sponsored research accounts of the involved individual(s). Individuals may be
required to prove credentials.
The Committee has the right to see any
University documents and question any
students or members of faculty and staff
during its investigation.
The Committee ensures that it is cognizant of all real or apparent conflicts of
interest on the part of those involved in
the inquiry, including both those accused and those making the allegations.
It may seek impartial expert opinions, as
necessary and appropriate, to ensure the
investigation is thorough and authoritative.
In the investigation process, the persons
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them and the right to respond fully.
Review of Draft Report
The involved individual, any collaborators
or supervisor related to the investigation
are given reasonable opportunity to review
and comment on the draft report.
Findings and Recommendations ofthe
Investigative Committee
The Investigative Committee, upon reviewing all the elements in the case, will
report on its finding of whether or not
scholarly misconduct occurred, and, if
so, its extent and seriousness. If the
allegations are proven on a balance of
probabilities, the Investigative Committee shall also make recommendations in
its report on the need to:
• withdraw all pending relevant publications;
• notify editors of publications in which
the involved research was reported;
• redefine the status of the involved individuals;
•ensure that the units involved are informed about appropriate practices for
promoting the proper conduct of research;
• inform any outside funding agency of
the results of the inquiry and of actions
to be taken;
• recommend any disciplinary action to
be taken.
If the allegations are not substantiated,
the Committee may make recommendations in its report on the need for remedies.
The Report
The report is addressed to the Vice President Research or Provost, whichever commissioned the investigation, and details
the full allegation(s), the investigative
steps taken by the committee, including
the individuals with whom it communicated and what their evidence was, its
findings and any disciplinary or remedial
action it is recommending. Recognizing
that the report is a public document
under British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation, individual identifiers are removed
from the final version of the report and
are maintained in a separate schedule
that is not publicly accessible.
Materials from the Investigation
The Chair ofthe Committee keeps copies
of all materials, records and notes of
interviews with individuals involved that
in a secure and confidential manner and
hands them over to the Vice President
Research along with the Committee's report. The report and related records are
kept for a period of six years. All requests
for access to records will be handled in
accordance with the provisions of the
B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Report to the Appropriate Administrative Head of Unit within 75 days
The Vice President Research or the Provost forwards the investigative report to
the appropriate administrative head of
unit within 75 days of commissioning the
report. For students, the Administrative
Head of Unit with authority to receive and
act on the Committee's report is the President; for members of staff, it is the Director or Head of Department; for members
of faculty, the authority may be either the
President or the Dean/Head, depending
on the nature of the discipline contemplated. (The Agreement on Conditions of
Appointment states that only the President may discipline a faculty member by
dismissal or suspension without pay.)
The individual receiving the Committee's
report consults with the President, the
Provost, the Vice President Research, the
Dean, and if appropriate the Head of
Department, about its report. In cases
where scholarly misconduct is judged to
have occurred, the Provost, the Vice President Research, the Dean, the Head and
the President will discuss appropriate
action based on the nature and seriousness of the misconduct.
Decision about Discipline/Remedies
The appropriate head of administrative
unit communicates to the parties involved in a timely manner regarding the
decision reached in the case in general,
and to the parties affected by decisions
on discipline/remedies about the outcome particular to them.
Appeal of Discipline
Discipline imposed for scholarly misconduct may be appealed:
• By Faculty members in the Bargaining
Unit: through the grievance procedure
outlined in Section 21 ofthe Agreement
on the Framework for Collective Bargaining with the Faculty Association or
Section 10 ofthe Agreement on Conditions of Appointment.
• By Staff Members in Unions: through
the grievance procedure established in
the relevant collective agreements.
• By Management and Professional Staff:
through the grievance procedure estab
lished in the Framework Agreement (yet
to be negotiated).
• By Employees not covered above: directly to the President in writing.
• By Students: through the Senate Committee on Student Appeals on Student
Protection of Reputation
When no scholarly misconduct is found,
every effort will be made by the Vice President
Research and the Provost to protect the
reputation of the individual named from
undue harm, as well as the reputation ofthe
University. The Vice President Research,
Provost, Dean and Head may consult about
any remedial steps that need to be taken in
the circumstances.
Report to Granting Councils
Where misconduct is found to have occurred, the investigative report and decision regarding discipline/remedies will
be forwarded within thirty days of the
decision of the administrative head of
unit to any granting council that has
funded the research.
Good Faith
In all proceedings and subsequent to a
final decision, the University will undertake to assure that those making an
allegation in good faith and without demonstrably malicious intent are protected
from reprisals or harassment. False allegations made purposefully will give lead
to discipline for the individual making
the allegation by the University.
In order to disseminate information about
issues this policy is intended to address, the
Vice President Research and the Provost
publish annually a report summarizing the
facts of cases of scholarly misconduct and
their disposition. A copy of this report is
forwarded to the granting councils.
The Vice President Academic & Provost
arranges for training and development
about various aspects of scholarly integrity for faculty, staff and students, and
reports annually on this activity to the
University Community.
See also. Policy # 87 - Research, Policy
#88 - Patents and Licensing, Policy # 97
- Conflict of Interest, Statement on Academic Freedom in UBC Calendar.
Scholarly misconduct, interpreted in light
of practices that are appropriate within
scholarly communities, includes:
• plagiarism;
• fabrication or falsification of research
• conflict of scholarly interest, such as
suppressing the publication ofthe work
of another scholar:
• the unfair evaluation of a student's work;
• failure to obtain approvals for research
involving animal and human subjects,
biohazards, radioisotopes, environmental effects, or to conduct such research
in accordance with the protocols
• other practices that deviate significantly
from those which are acceptable as appropriate within scholarly communities;
• specific definitions or clarifications
adopted by a Faculty of any matter in
the points above and any other matter
specifically defined by a Faculty as misconduct in scholarly activity, in order to
ensure proper recognition ofthe standards appropriate to the scholarly communities within that Faculty, taking
into account Codes of Professional Conduct where applicable; but
• "misconduct" does not include any matter involving only an honest difference
of opinion, mistake or an honest error of
At arm's length means not on friendly or
familiar terms.
Scholarly Activity includes all activity that
were it to be undertaken by a faculty
member would be appropriate for inclusion on a curriculum vitae or in an Annual Report to the Head as teaching,
scholarship, research or other creative/
professional activity.
Falsification means alteration, selective
omission or misrepresentation of research
data or citations.
Fabrication means inventing or forging of
research data or citations.
Plagiarism means representing the
thoughts, writings or inventions of another as one's own.
Principal Investigator means the person who
has ultimate responsibility for a research
project. In the case of a project funded by an
external or internal grant, normally the holder
ofthe grant. In the case of a project that is not
funded, the initiator ofthe project. The principal investigator is usually the supervisor of
the research team (which may include other
faculty members) and is usually a faculty
Policy #98
Commercial Enterprises on Campus
Approved: July 1977
Revised: February 6, 1997
RESPONSIBLE: All Vice Presidents
To ensure that commercial enterprises
on campus conduct their businesses in
ways that promote and reinforce the objectives of the University.
Commercial undertakings on the University Campus are permitted only with the
prior written approval of the Vice President responsible for the area/function in
which the commercial undertaking is to
take place and through a provision in the
lease agreement between UBC and an
organization such as the Alma Mater
Society or Discovery Parks Inc.
Commercial activities of short duration, including the making of films and the staging
of events such as rock concerts, also require
the prior written approval of the Vice Presi
dent responsible for the area/function.
The prime consideration for granting approval is the extent to which a commercial enterprise promotes and reinforces
the objectives of the University.
All leases, licenses or other agreements
that permit commercial enterprises to
operate on campus incorporate the condition that the products and services
offered meet the needs for products and
services of students, staff, faculty and
residents at optimum value, with minimal impact on the environment, and are
not incompatible with the major purposes of the University.
In addition, any party operating a commercial enterprise on the campus is required to comply with all rules and regulations that the University may establish
from time to time.
When a commercial enterprise is author
ized to operate on the University Campus,
a lease, license or agreement between the
commercial enterprise and the University
is prepared, detailing all arrangements,
including time period covered, the insurance required and financial terms.
The Vice President of the area affected
ensures that use of the University Campus by any tenant, its agents, customers, employees, invitees, and/or licensees accords with the policies and procedures of the University, in an environment that promotes and reinforces the
objectives of the University.
Changes in University rules and regulations affecting commercial enterprises
are communicated in writing.
Rules and regulations established for
commercial enterprises may not be applicable to those with agreements effective
prior to the approval date of this policy:
however, all renewals of such agreements
will incorporate terms as described above.
University Campus means all locations
where the University conducts its teaching, research and service operations.
Commercial enterprise means any commercially oriented business or organization.
Commercial activities means commercial
enterprises of short duration.
Ethical procedures refers to those conducted with the highest level of integrity,
in full compliance with the law, as well as
the relevant policies of the University.
Minimum impacton the environment describes
activities that promote the reduction, reuse
and recycling of materials and equipment;
reduce thte use of materials toxic to the
environment; and standardize common supplies and equipment where possible.
Optimum value means the delivery of the
right goods and/or services to the right place,
at the right time, and at the right price, with
a minimum impact on the environment. UBC Reports • March 6, 1997 11
Consuming the
Earth: the biophysics
of sustainability
By William Rees
William Rees is Director of UBC's
School of Community and Regional Planning and winner ofal 996 UBC Killam
Prize. The following article is the premise
of his remarks at the American Associa-
tionfor the Advancement of Science held
last month in Seattle.
The underlying premise of this paper
is that much of economics is, or should
be, human ecology. The economy is that
set of activities and relationships by which
human beings acquire, process, and distribute the material necessities and wants
of life. It therefore includes that subset of
activities by which humankind interacts
with the rest ofthe ecosphere. If we were
dealing with any other species, these
relationships would indisputably fall
within the realm of "ecology." To this
extent then, economists are arguably
human ecologists.
One thing that both economists and
ecologists agree upon is that human
beings are consumer organisms. In fact,
in today's increasingly market-based
society people are as likely to be called
"consumers" as they are citizens, even
when the context is a non-economic
one. The designated role of people in the
economy is to consume the goods and
services produced by businesses, which
are the other major component of the
Ecologists would actually refer to
humans as macro-consumers. In general, macro-consumers depend on other
organisms, either green plants or other
animals, which they consume directly
to satisfy their metabolic needs. However, a complete human ecology would
also have to consider the consumption
demands of our manufactured capital.
Indeed, the major ecological difference
between humans and other species is
that in addition to our biological metabolism, the human enterprise is characterized by an industrial metabolism.
All our toys and tools, factories and
infrastructure, are the external equivalent of organs and, like bodily organs,
require continuous flows of energy and
material from and to the environment
for their production, maintenance, and
Economists and ecologists also both
see humans as producers. We can only
marvel at the enormous quantity of
goods and services, both essential and
frivolous, that advanced economies have
spewed into a willing marketplace. However, there is a fundamental difference
between production in nature and production in the economy. In nature,
green plants are the factories. Using
the simplest of low-grade inorganic
chemicals (mainly water, carbon dioxide and a few mineral nutrients) and an
extra-terrestrial source of relatively low-
grade energy—light from the sun—
plants assemble the high-grade fats,
carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic
acids upon which most other life forms
and the functioning of the ecosphere
are dependent. Because they are essentially self-feeding and use only dispersed (high entropy) substances for
their growth and maintenance, green
plants are called primary producers.
By contrast, human beings and their
economies are strictly secondary producers. The production and maintenance of our bodies and all the products of human factories require enormous inputs of high-grade energy and
material resources from the rest of the
ecosphere. That is, all production by
the human enterprise, from the increase in population to the accumulation of manufactured capital, requires
the consumption of a vastly larger quantity of available energy and material
first produced by nature. This last point
is critical when we consider that people
and their economies are part of nature.
Indeed, humans have become the major consumer organism in virtually all
the significant ecosystems types on
earth—in structural terms, the expanding human enterprise is positioned to
consume the ecosphere from within.
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, human populations
have been growing, material standards have been rising, and increasingly sophisticated methods have been
developed for resource extraction and
"harvesting." Ever greater quantities
of energy and material are used for the
manufacture and maintenance of productive capital and for the production
of goods and services. On this basis,
one might argue apriori that the rate of
resource consumption by industrial
economies will inevitably come to exceed the rate of production by local
ecosystems. In the absence of trade,
such economies are fundamentally
unsustainable. The global economy is,
of course, the aggregate of all the national ones, but in the aggregate can
trade with no one. It's not much of a
stretch, therefore, to suggest that the
present global economy is also fundamentally unsustainable.
D. Thomson photo
Teammates Tanya Pickerell (#9) and Jeannette Guichon set up a play on the
way to victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West semifinal
competition. UBC lost in the finals to the University of Alberta Pandas, but
get a second chance to pummel the Pandas March 6-8 at the CIAU
championships in Alberta.
T-Birds volley to face
foes in national meet
The UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball team managed to make its mark
on the University of Alberta Pandas' otherwise flawless record this season with a
UBC victory on the last game of regular
season play.
The T-Birds were unable to duplicate
that feat as they fell to the Pandas, two-
time defending national champions, in
the Canada West University Athletic Association's (CWUAA) championship finals last month. UBC did, however, advance with a wild card berth to play for
the national title March 6-8.
Last year UBC came away from the
CIAU championship with a bronze medal,
having entered ranked fifth in the country. This year they go in ranked second in
Canada and head coach Doug Reimer is
looking for gold.
"By losing to Alberta we've given ourselves a tougher road, probably playing
York in the first round and Laval in the
second round," said Reimer. "Last year
we finished third in the country and the
two teams ahead of us were Alberta and
Laval, so we're seeing the same teams at
the top once again.
"This year we've developed to the point
where we legitimately see ourselves in
the medals, and we would like to do
better than bronze."
Laval, Alberta and UBC face similar
changes at the end of this season as each
of the three top teams will lose several
veteran players. The T-Birds will lose
Jeannette Guichon, Tanya Pickerell and
Jenny Rauh, effectively leveling the playing field for some ofthe other less experienced Canadian teams.
The T-Birds, who have had a brilliant season under Reimer and assistant coach Erminia Russo, finished regular season play 16-2, with their only
losses to the Pandas. In turn, UBC
managed to spoil a Panda sweep leaving the Pandas with a 17-1 record in the
regular season.
UBC beat third-place Saskatchewan
Huskies on the way to the Canada West
finals last month, but couldn't overpower the Pandas who claimed their
third consecutive conference title and
their fourth title in five years.
Despite its Panda problems, UBC's
strength was reflected in the Canada
West all-star selections. Joanne Ross
and Rauh were named to the Canada
West women's all-star team. ^
UBC was well represented in Canada
West awards as well with Doug Reimer
named women's Coach of the Year and
Rookie-of-the-Year honours in the women's division going to Sarah Maxwell.
Guichon was selected as the Canada West
nominee for the TSN Award which is
awarded at the national championship
tournament to the player who exhibits the
best combination of athleticism, academics and community service.
Russo, a UBC graduate and former
Olympic team member, replaces Reimer      .■».
who will take on a new job as Canada's
national women's team coach. 12 UBC Reports • March 6, 1997
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by Connie Bagshaw
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Koerner Library home
to more than books
"The library was the part ofthe university that first attracted me when I came
from Europe because I have always loved
books. Though my interests have ranged
over several aspects of the university. I
have always come back to my first love.
I hope the library will continue to grow
and prosper, and that this new addition
will make more hooks more available to
the university and the community."
— Walter C. Koerner, Nov. 4, 1993
111 health prevented Walter C. Koerner
from attending the site dedication ceremony on Nov. 4. 1993 for the new UBC
library that would bear his name.
But the message he sent to be read on
that occasion spoke of a dream which
becomes a reality on March 10 as the
university celebrates the official opening
ofthe Walter C. Koerner Library.
"With the opening of the Walter C.
Koerner Library, the services
and resources available to students and the community have
dramatically expanded," said
UBC President David
"In addition to providing
desperately needed space for
UBC's rich and diverse collections, this state-of-the-art facility provides on-line access to information from
around the globe, a critical link in ensuring that UBC keeps pace with our increasingly knowledge-based world."
Designed by Architectura and Arthur
Erickson. the $24-million building is the
first stage of a long-term redevelopment
plan for the UBC library system.
The new building integrates the services and collections of the former
Sedgewick Undergraduate Library with
related Main Library resources: the Humanities and Social Sciences Division,
Government Publications and
Microforms and Interlibrary Loans as
well as the library's central administration offices.
Future plans include additional
phases which will allow the relocation to
the new facility of all materials currently
housed in Main Library, the third largest
research library in Canada.
UBC's library holdings comprise more
than nine million items, ranging in format from rare Babylonian clay tablets to
medieval manuscripts. Oriental scrolls,
CD-ROMs and an expanding collection
of on-line resources.
"This new library is an important investment in promoting further discovery
of knowledge." said University Librarian
Ruth Patrick.
"Hundreds of computer
workstations and laptop docking ports give access to global
systems and databases on demand, as well as to computer
training labs teaching Internet
skills to navigate to knowledge
anywhere in the world."
She added that $1 million a year will
be earmarked for new digital acquisitions.
"Our great friend and donor, Walter
Koerner, gave so much to the university
and the library," Patrick said. "No name
could do more to inspire us as we approach the next millennium."
R   K   A  K  1
Walter C. Koerner Library facts
17.200 square metres of new and renovated space, comprising seven storeys, designed by award-winning
Architectura in collaboration with
famed Canadian architect Arthur
800,000 volumes
more than 17.000 serial publications
more than 900 study spaces, many
wired and networked
student computer lab with 20 networked workstations
more than 50 on-line public access
Sedgewick Teaching and Learning
Centre with 35 networked
electronic text and multimedia centre
film and video area and preview room
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in British Columbia: a ten year retrospective.
Vancouver, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, 1996.
O'SHAUGHNESSY. eds. Therapeutic guidelines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Vancouver. St. Pauls Hospital, 1996. • MUNK, PETER L. and CLYDE A HELMS, eds. MRI ofthe On screen, on disk, in print
UBC Reports • March 6, 1997 13
Campus pays tribute
to its authors March 11
What do lemmings, logging and
Leonard Cohen have in common? They
were the subjects of books published by
UBC authors last year.
'The quality of a university is very
much a result of the wide-ranging network of scholarly and professional contacts that faculty members develop and
maintain throughout their careers," said
University Librarian Ruth Patrick. 'Their
publications are an essential component
ofthe scholarly endeavour."
The inspiration and creativity of more
than 100 UBC authors will be celebrated
March 1 1 at the seventh annual Authors'
Reception, hosted by Patrick and UBC
President David Strangway.
In addition to books. UBC authors
produced musical scores, compact discs
and videos in 1996, including Five Canadian Folk Songs—a musical score written
by Music Prof. Stephen Chatman—and
the television documentary, A Round Peg,
featuring Margaret Fulton, UBC's Dean
of Women between 1974 and 1977, co-
produced by Film Prof. Raymond Hall.
Almost every discipline taught at UBC
— from dentistry to fine arts — provided
subject material for the 106 titles being
showcased but, contrary to common perceptions, not all books written by academics are dour tomes with limited appeal.
One reviewer writing about Critical Thinking: Understanding and Evaluating Dental
Research by Don Brunette, head of Oral
Biology, said: "Who would expect that a book
on a dental subject would be fun to read? I
am surprised to confess that I leave this
unusual volume handy at my easy chair, for
continued browsing and pleasure."
History Prof. Robert McDonald was lauded
by critics for Making Vancouver: Class. Status and Social Boundaries, 1863-1913.
One review calls his study "an expert
analysis of the beginnings of one of the
great port cities of the world and one of
the more beautiful. Making Vancouver is
altogether handsomely done and has the
hallmarks of a work destined for academic prizes. They would be deserved."
Some ofthe most prestigious publish
ers in the industry represent the UBC
authors being celebrated on March 11,
including Random House, Cambridge
University Press, Oxford University Press,
Prentice-Hall and UBC Press which published nine of the works in 1996 as well as
six titles by others with university affiliations, including adjunct faculty and
emeritii, representing almost half of the
books published by UBC Press last year.
McDonald's  Making Vancouver and
'Who would expect that a
book on a dental subject
would be fun to read?"
—book reviewer
other books on topics ranging from sustainable development to treaty talks in
British Columbia are among the scholarly press's current publications.
"Our choice of areas of publication is
based on areas of strength at UBC and
areas of interest to British Columbians,
meaning that the number of books published from people associated with UBC
is a significantly higher proportion of the
number of books submitted," said Peter
Milroy, director of UBC Press.
"But as the only university press in
the province and the major publisher on
B.C. topics, we also have a high proportion of authors from other post-secondary institutions in B.C."
UBC Press receives about 250 submissions each year, of which 20 to 25 per cent
are from UBC faculty members and researchers associated with the university.
Books published under the UBC Press
imprint must be approved by a committee of distinguished scholars appointed
by the president, Milroy said. Their task
includes reviewing two or more peer evaluations of each manuscript and the responses to the evaluations by the author.
The primary criteria guiding the com-
Stephen Forgoes photo
University Librarian Ruth Patrick has her arms full with just some of the
books written or edited by UBC authors this past year.
mittee's work is the book's contribution
to scholarship, closely followed by an
assessment of the author's writing ability, Milroy explained.
Other considerations are the market
potential of the work and the availability
of resources to publish the book and to
offset its deficit.
"We do our best to make these secondary
issues but deficits can be taken for granted
in the publication of most scholarly books,"
Milroy said. "Given the shrinking levels of
general funding available to us from government, and the changes in the university's
direct support to the Press, a book's eligibility
for grants has become an increasingly important element in the decision to publish."
UBC Press has not yet been confronted
with the growing necessity among university
presses to limit their publishing to scholarly
books that have commercial potential.
"Just as the traditional role of the
university has been to support and encourage a wide range of scholarly research, much of which has no immediate
economic application, the role ofthe uni
versity press has been to ascertain that
the written results of that research are
confirmed through peer review as being
of scholarly merit, presented in readable form consistent with bibliographical conventions, made available to contemporary researchers and preserved
for future scholars," Milroy said.
In addition to featuring UBC authors, attracting and publishing works
by scholars from other Canadian institutions, and reaching audiences across
Canada and internationally is vital to
maintaining the value ofthe UBC Press
imprint, Milroy added. He estimated
that UBC Press sells approximately 40
per cent of its titles outside of Canada.
On campus, the books are available
through UBC Press directly or at the
UBC Bookstore.
So, if you're wondering how to succeed at organic chemistry, whether or
not lemmings commit suicide or what
the finite elements are for electrical engineers, you'll find the answers in books
by UBC authors.
knee. Philadelphia, Lippincott-Raven, 1996. •
NADEL, IRA Various positions: a life of Leonard
Cohen. New York. Random House, 1996. •
eds. Food proteins: properties and characterization. NewYork, VCH, 1996. • NEW, WILLIAM
H., ed. Canadian short fiction: from myth to
modern. 2nd ed. Scarborough, Prentice-Hall.
1997. • NEW, WILLIAM H. Science lessons:
poems. Lantzville. Oolichan Books, 1996. •
BRUCE BARBER, eds. Voices of fire: art, rage,
power, and the state. Toronto, University of
Toronto Press, 1996. • OLOMAN, COLIN.
Electrochemical processing for the pulp and
paper industry. Hants, The Electrochemical
Consultancy, 1996. • O'SHAUGHNESSY,
Therapeutic guidelines for the treatment of
HIV/AIDS. Vancouver, St. Paul's Hospital,
MONTANER. eds. HIV/AIDS research in British Columbia: a ten year retrospective. Vancouver, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. St. Paul's Hospital, 1996.
JENNY KING. eds. World transport research:
proceedings of the 7th World Conference on
Transport Research. New York. Pergamon,
MARTOSUBROTO. The fish resources ofWest-
ern Indonesia. Manila, ICLARM, 1996. •
PERKINS, ROBERT. How to succeed at organic chemistry. Part A. Delta, Chem-Ed Enterprises. 1996. • PITCHER, TONY J. and
PAUL J. B. HART, eds. The impact of species
changes in African lakes. London, Chapman &
Hall, 1995. • RAMMAGE, LINDA. Vocalizing
with ease: a self-improvement guide. Vancouver, L. Rammage. 1996. • RAY, ARTHUR J. I
have lived here since the world began: an
illustrated history of Canada's native peoples.
Toronto, Lester Publishing, 1996. • REEDER,
and HILLEL GOELMAN. eds. Literate apprenticeships: the emergence of language and literacy in the preschool years. Norwood, N. J.
Ablex, 1996. • REMNANT, PETER and
JONATHAN BENNETT, eds. G. W. Leibniz:
new essays on human understanding. Cambridge University Press, 1996. 'RICHARDSON,
ALAN W. and RONALD N. GIERE, eds. Origins
of logical empiricism. Minneapolis, University
of Minnesota Press, 1996. 'ROBINSON, JOHN
B. and ANN DALE. eds. Achieving sustainable
development. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1996. •
ROBINSON, JOHN B. ed. Life in 2030: exploring a sustainable future for Canada. Vancouver. UBC Press, 1996. • ROCHE. JORG
und Wider-Spruche: ein integriertes Text-Buch
fur Colleges und Universitaten. New Haven,
Yale University Press, 1995. • RODMAN, LHJTA.
Technical communication. 2nd ed. Toronto,
Harcourt Brace Canada, 1996. • RUSSELL,
GUTMAN, eds. Stopping the violence: changing
families, changing futures. British Columba,
British Columbia Institute on Family Violence.
WISCHHUSEN. Information technology. Oxford, Heinemann, 1996. • SCHECHTER, MARTIN T. JULIO MONTANER and MICHAEL V.
O'SHAUGHNESSY. eds. HIV/AIDS research in
British Columbia: a ten year retrospective. Vancouver, British Columbia Centre for Excellence
in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, 1996. *SEEAR,
MICHAEL, ed. The pocket pediatrician. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press,. 1996. •
SHAH, AMIL. Our genetic destiny: understanding the secret of life. Toronto, Hounslow Press,
1996. • SHAPntO, JERRY and WENDY J. A.
THOMPSON. Alopecia areata: understanding
and coping with hair loss. Baltimore, Johns
Hopkins University Press. 1996. • SHAPHtO,
and HILLEL GOELMAN, eds. Literate apprenticeships: the emergence of language and literacy in the preschool years. Norwood, N. J.
Ablex, 1996. • SILVESTER, PETER PEET and
RONALD L. FERRARI. Finite elements for
electrical engineers. NewYork, Cambridge University Press, 1996. • SLATER, IAN. WW III:
South China Sea. New York, Fawcett Gold
Medal, 1996. • SLAYMAKER, OLAV, ed.
Geomorphic hazards. Chichester. Wiley. 1996.
FERSTMAN. The castration of Oedipus: feminism, psychoanalysis and the will to power.
New York, New York University Press. 1996. •
SPLANE, RICHARD B. 75 years of community
service to Canada: Canadian Council on Social
Development, 1920-1995. Ottawa. The Council, 1996. • STEVENSON, WARREN. Romanticism and the androgynous sublime. Madison,
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996. •
Only connect: readings on children's literature.
Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1996. •
GRDTFITHS et al. An introduction to genetic
analysis. 6th ed. New York, W. H. Freeman,
F. GRD7FITHS. Student companion with complete solutions for "An introduction to genetic
analysis". 6th ed. New York, W. H. Freeman,
The Japan we never knew: a journey of discovery. Toronto: Stoddart. 1996. • SUTTON.
STUBBS and RALPH ASHLEY, eds. Only connect: readings on children's literature. Toronto,
Oxford University Press, 1996. • TAKASHIMA.
early Chinese civilization: religion, society, language, and palaeography. 2 vols. Osaka. Kansai
Gaidai University Publication. 1996. • TESTA,
CARLO, ed. Poet of civic courage: the films of
Francesco Rosi. Trowbridge. Wiltshire, Flicks
Books, 1996. • TESTER, FRANK, CHRIS R.
MCNIVEN and ROBERT CASE, eds. Critical
choices, turbulent times: a companion reader
on Canadian social policy reform. Vancouver, UBC School of Social Work, 1996. •
Nursing praxis: knowledge and action. Thousand Oaks, Ca., Sage, 1996. • TSURUTA,
"Amae" de bungaku o toku. [Understanding
literature by means of "amae"). Tokyo,
Shinyosha. 1996. • TSURUTA. KINYA and
SUKEHmO HIRAKAWA, eds. "An'ya koro" o
yamu [Reading An'ya koro]. Tokyo, Shinyosha.
1996. 'TSURUTA. KINYA, ed. Shiga Naoya's:
A dark night's passing: proceedings of a
workshop at the National University of Singapore, December 1994. Singapore, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore, 1996. • WATSON. RITA,
HILLEL GOELMAN, eds. Literate apprenticeships: the emergence of language and
literacy in the preschool years. Norwood. N.
J. Ablex, • WHITE, JAMES M. and KLEIN.
DAVID M. Family theories: an introduction.
Thousand Oaks, Ca., Sage Publications,
odyssey: war and survival. Calgary, University of Calgary Press. 1995. • WILLIAMS,
JUDY. High slack: Waddington's gold road
and the Bute Inlet Massacre of 1864. Vancouver, New Star Books. 1995. • WONG.
PETER K. H. Digital EEG in clinical practice.
Philadelphia. Lippincott-Raven, 1996. •
Governing global networks: international regimes for transportation and communications. NewYork, Cambridge University Press.
1996. 14 UBC Reports • March 6, 1997
News Digest
Graduates of UBC's Creative Writing program will return to
campus on four consecutive Wednesdays beginning Feb. 26 for The
Masters Series, free public lectures featuring established alumni
writing in various genres sharing their experiences.
Magazine editors Sue Dritmanis and Derk Wynand launched the
series which also includes children's writers Barbara Nickel and
Shirley Stirling on March 5, followed by poets Zoe Landale and Jane
Munro on March 12 and novelists Dennis Bolen and Eden Robinson
on March 19.
All lectures in The Masters Series are moderated by faculty members
ofthe Creative Writing program and take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
in room E474 of the Buchanan Building, 1866 East Mall. For more
information, call the Creative Writing progam office at 822-2712.
To celebrate the opening of the new Walter C. Koerner Library,
and in recognition of the library's role in the life of the university,
UBC will host a symposium on Tuesday, March 11 from noon to 1:20
p.m. in Main Library's Ridington Room.
Presenters are UBC President David Strangway, John Gilbert,
chair of the Senate Library Committee and Dean of Arts Shirley
Neuman. The English Department Players will follow with selected
readings. Light refreshment will be available. For more information,
call symposium co-chair Margaret Friesen at 822-4430, fax at 822-
3335 or send e-mail to mfriesen@unixg.ubc.ca
The President's Office invites all faculty, staff, and students to
submit proposals for disability-related projects to be funded through
proceeds from the Coca-Cola cold beverage agreement.
Proposals should include an overview ofthe project(s), an indication of cost, a description of how it would create a more accessible
environment for persons with disabilities and how it would benefit
the campus as a whole.
Send proposals to the UBC Business Relations Office, Room 201,
Old Administration Building, Zone 2 before April 11, 1997.
For more information, please e-mail Debora Sweeney, UBC
Business Relations at debora.sweeney@ubc.ca.
The first projects to be funded through Coca-Cola proceeds will be
announced May 22. Further calls for funding proposals will be issued
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Students, faculty, staff and members ofthe public—
Does this affect you? The following projects for the
UBC Campus are currently being considered. Yon arc
encouraged to give us your opinions on these projects:
Plans & Permit Reviews in Progress
• Official Community Plan for part of Electoral Area 'A'
November, 1996
• Liu Centre for International Studies
• St. John 's College—Phases 2 & 3
Creative Arts—Phase 2
& For your Information...
• Permit Fees—All UBC Development &: Building Permit
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Boxers Or Briefs?
Teri Snelgrove photo
Surprises of comedic proportions fill Moliere's Shorts starring Rebecca Harker (1), Simon
Webb and Crystal Olsen playing at the Frederic Wood Theatre March 12 to 22. Get set to
bust your seams following the follies of fashion fools, liars and cuckolds throughout a trio
ofthe French master playwright's one-act plays. No show on Friday, March 14. Two for one
preview on March 12. Curtain is 8 p.m. For tickets, call the box office at 822-2678.
by staff writers
edical Genetics Prof. Ann Rose has won an Outstanding Alumni Award from Simon Fraser University.
Rose, who graduated
from SFU with a PhD in
1979. was honoured for
her contributions to
genetics research. She has
identified a number of
genes in a species of
roundworm that have
functions in common with
human genes.
Rose leads an international research team
developing a genetic toolkit
for biomedical researchers
working on basic biological
processes, human cancers
and hereditary diseases.
As a result of her work
with the International
Genome Project, she is now the director of a Canada-wide
genome analysis network.
The Brendo and David McLean lectures in Canadian Studies 1991
W.H. New
Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies
□ Monday March I Oth
Giddy Limits: Canadian Studies and Other Metaphors
n Tuesday March I I th
The Edge of Everything:
Canadian Culture and the Border Field
□ Wednesday March 12th
The Centre of Somewhere Else:The Pig War and English 91
Green College Coach House, 7:30pm
Program in Canadian Studies
Interdisciplinary research:
fad or practical solution?
Is interdisciplinarity a fad or
a practical solution to private
and public troubles?
Philosophers, historians, geographers, psychologists and literary scholars from around the
world gather at UBC's Green
College this month to discuss
the future of interdisciplinary
teaching and research.
The two-day international
conference. Practicing
Interdisciplinarity: Nurturing
Environments for Interdisciplinary Research, will attract representatives from interdisciplinary centres throughout the
U.S., Australia, Germany, Sweden, England, the Netherlands,
France, and Canada.
Endowed Chair in
Chinese Research
The Institute of Asian Research announces an endowed
position in Chinese Research. Priority will be given to
candidates with disciplinary research interests in one or
more of the following areas: the social sciences (particularly
geography, economics, anthropology and sociology) or
professional studies (commerce, education and law). For an
initial period, research will focus on aspects of economic,
social and/or cultural experience in Taiwan over the last 40
years. Applications are invited from both within UBC and
outside. Appointments within UBC will be for a maximum
of five years. For appointments from outside UBC, they shall
be at the assistant professor level, but under exceptional
circumstances consideration may be given to appointment at
the associate or full professor rank. Appointments will be
normally tenure track and will require regular teaching in
academic cross-appointment departments along with
research appointments and administrative responsibilities in
the Institute of Asian Research and its constituent Centre for
Chinese Research.
Candidates should have a PhD, demonstrated outstanding
teaching talent, disciplinary and area studies research
achievement or promise relating to China and/or Taiwan
and the ability to conduct research in Chinese language.
Inquiries and applications, including names and addresses
of three referees, curriculum vitae, sample research materials and a summary of current and future research interests
should be sent by May 30, 1997 to Dr. Terry G. McGee,
Director, Institute of Asian Research. UBC hires on the basis
of merit and welcomes all qualified applicants especially
women, aboriginal people, visibile minorities and persons
with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens
and permanent residents.
Insititute of Asian Research,
The University of British Columbia
CK Choi Building
1855 West Mall
Vancouver B.C. V6T IZ2
Tel: (604) 822-4688 Fax: (604) 822-5207
'The conference is motivated
by the renewed interest in
interdisciplinarity, its opportunities, and its institutional obstacles, both in academia and
science policy," says conference
organizer Nico Stehr.
Stehr. a social scientist and
fellow of Green College, says presentations will examine attempts
to establish interdisciplinary research centres within and outside universities. The conference
will address why such centres
are established, what notions of
interdisciplinarity are, how these
notions translate into action and
perceived successes and failures
of interdisciplinary initiatives.
The conference opens Friday,
March 21 at 10:30 in Green College's Graham House and closes
on the afternoon of March 22 at
the Museum of Anthropology.
Green College, UBC's first residential college for graduate students, is a focal point for interdisciplinary scholarship on campus.
Create a T-shirt
to represent
your experience
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T-Shirt making drop-in:
Thursdays, 9 to 4
Fridays, 1 to 4
All materials provided.
Women Students' Office
Room 203 Brock Hall
Public showing in SUB
Art Gallery March 10-14 16 UBC Reports • March 6, 1997
Plan: Update
An Official Community Plan (OCP) has been prepared for the University of British
Columbia by the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) through a consultative process involving UBC, interest groups from on and off the UBC campus, and
the public. The OCP was developed in a manner consistent with the GVRD's Livable
Region Strategic Plan, which calls for the protection ofthe Green Zone and building
of complete communities. It has been approved by UBC's Board ofGovernors and
on Nov. 1, 1996, the GVRD Board of Directors gave third reading to Bylaw 840 -
1996, the Official Community Plan for Part of Electoral Area 'A' (UBC Area).
At the time of third reading, a number of modifications were made to the OCP
• amending policy 4.1.14 to indicate that the goal is that, in addition to student
housing, not less than 50 per cent of market and non-market housing serve
households where one or more members works or studies on the UBC campus:
• amending policy 4.1.16(f) to provide an open space standard for residential use
of 1.1 hectares per 1000 people and provision to lower the standard based upon
resident access to appropriate UBC facilities;
• amending policy 4.2.2 to strengthen the requirements for transportation
planning and to provide the goal that single occupant vehicle travel be reduced
by 20 per cent;
• amending the wording of policy 4.3.3 regarding slope and erosion issues.
The GVRD Board of Directors will forward the plan to the board's May 1997
meeting for final consideration, after UBC has provided further information on key
Issues, as follows:
• a comprehensive planning process for UBC that involves on-campus and off-
campus stakeholders and addresses transit use, truck travel, parking and
transportation demand management;
• an approach to achieving the housing objective of not less than 50 per cent of
households having one or more members working or studying on the UBC
• an approach to providing required social and community services for residents.
As part of the review process, UBC is working with consultative
committees with membership from both on- and off-campus
stakeholders. These committees are reviewing issues as they relate
to transportation, community services and housing and provide
important and directfeedbackz to independent consultants retained
by UBC to review the OCP amendments outlined above. Once this
consultative process is complete, a series of public information
meetings will be held for the community at large. These will be
advertised in local newspapers and will provide an opportunity for
further input prior to final consideration ofthe By-law by GVRD in
late May.
What is the Official Community Plan?
The OCP is a statement of policy which sets objectives for land use
and transportation, particularly in relation to non-institutional development. It is intended to achieve the common objectives of both GVRD
and UBC to implement the Livable Region Strategic Plan and to
sustain UBC's main mission and responsibility as a leading educational institution. The OCP has been prepared through a consultative
process involving GVRD, UBC, interest groups from both on and off
campus, and the public.
Once in place the OCP will provide guidelines for detailed Local Area
Plans which will be presented and reviewed through a public consultation process. The Local Area Plans will be guided by a joint GVRD/
UBC task force.
Consultation Committee for Community Services
The Consultation Committee for Community Services is working with the consultant
to provide direct feedback on the type of community services presently lacking for on-
campus residents, identify some short-term solutions (such as access to UBC's
libraries) and provide feedback on a long-term strategy for the provision ofmunicipal-
lype services that an on-campus community might expect.
The committee, chaired by Kathleen Beaumont of Campus Planning and Development, includes UBC representatives from: Faculty of Arts, UBC Residents
Association, Treasury, Students, Faculty, Public Affairs, Staff, Library, Athletics
and Recreation, President's Property and Planning Advisory Committee, and UBC
Real Estate Corporation. The committee also includes representatives from:
Greater Vancouver Regional District, Hampton Place Strata Corp., City of
Vancouver, and University Endowment Lands.
Consultants: Mark Betteridge and Associates (MBA) Inc., Jane Fleming and
Associates Inc., Urban Systems
Consultation Committee for Housing
The Consultation Committee for Housing is working with the consultant to address
innovative approaches on how both GVRD's and UBCs objectives can be met regarding
an approach to addressing the housing objective of not less than 50 per cent of
households having one or more members working or studying on the UBC campus.
The committee, chaired by Jim Carruthers of Campus Planning and Development,
includes UBC representatives from: Treasury, Alma Mater Society, Faculty, Public
Affairs, UBC Real Estate Corporation, President's Property and Planning Advisory
Committee, and Housing and Conferences. The committee also includes representatives from: Greater Vancouver Regional District, City ofVancouver, Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Montrose Financial Group, Urban Development Institute, University Endowment Lands, and Hampton Place Strata Corp.
Consultants: Mark Betteridge and Associates (MBA) Inc., City Spaces Consulting,
Jane Fleming and Associates Inc.
Consultation Committee for Transportation
The Consultation Committee for Transportation is reviewing a series of options to
achieve three major objectives, Le. the reduction of the 1996 24-hour Single
Occupancy Vehicle Travel by 20 per cent, to reduce the impact of truck travel
patterns, and to optimize safety by reducing vehicles passing through the surrounding communities. The review of these options includes the impact of these policies to
both the community and to UBC.
The committee, chaired by David Grigg of Campus Planning and Development,
includes UBC representatives from: Faculty, Alma Mater Society, Students, Staff,
Greening the Campus, Public Affairs, Parking and Transportation, Senate, and
President's Property and Planning Advisory Committee. The committee also includes
representatives from: City of Vancouver, Point Grey Ratepayers Association, SW
Marine Drive Homeowners Association, Dunbar Ratepayers Association, B. C.
Transit, University Endowment Lands, Greater Vancouver Regional District, and
Ministry of Transportation and Highways.
Consultants : Mark Betteridge and Associates (MBA) Inc., N. D. Lea Consultants,
Jane Fleming and Associates Inc.
You can read the Official Community Plan and supporting documents
on the Internet and send questions and comments by e-mail:
If you would like to ask questions or comment on this process, please write or e-mail:
Geoff Atkins, Associate Vice-President, Land and Building Services
University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC
e-mail: geoff@plantops.ubc.ca


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