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Low-cost housing created for faculty, staff
UBC has opened the first housing units built by
the university to help attract newly recruited faculty,
librarians, and management and professional staff.
Funded through a low-interest loan from the
Government of B C, the project includes 115 apartments in two low-rise buildings, as well as a daycare
centre. Total cost of construction was under $7
The UBC Real Estate Corp. provided project
management and planning and construction of the
project, which will operate without ongoing subsidies from the university.
The new rental housing project will help UBC
attract new faculty and staff members who are moving to Vancouver to accept positions at the university
but find the cost of housing prohibitive.
Rents, which range from $589 to $993, are below
market levels in the adjacent communities and include utilities.
The two new bui Idings are located between Acadia
and Melfa roads, adjacent to the student family
housing area known as Acadia Park and close to
community services.
The two buildings, one two storeys and the other
four storeys, include 56 one-bedroom units, 11 one-
bedroom plus den units, 40 two-bedroom units and
eight three-bedroom units. Several ofthe units have
been designed for wheelchair access.
Consideration was given to the needs of families
and the needs of faculty members wishing to live
within walking distance of their jobs.
In ordertoensure that some units remain available
to newly recruited faculty and staff, the length of
tenancy will be a maximum of one to three years.
While student housing is commonplace on university campuses, this marks the first time UBC has
constructed housing for its faculty and staff.
Photo by Charles Ker
Haida artist Don Yeomans carves the endofone oftwo 19-metre redcedar logs which will support the copper roofofUBC's First Nations
Longhouse. The carvings, (inset) each about three metres long, depict the head of a sea lion and a killer whale.
Students win science award
UBC science students May Chiao
and Tara Young met in math class last
year and, says Chiao, became "really
good friends." Now they've got something else in common.
Both are among 35 female university students from across Canada who
have won the National Research Coun-
cil's Training Program for Women in
Science and Engineering.
Chiao, who plans to specialize in
biophysics, and Young, who will major in microbiology, were chosen for
the program from among 253 first-
GLOBAL MARKET: Commerce Dean Michael Goldberg
believes students must be
prepared to compete on a
global stage. Page 2
on urban bousing heads up
the Centre for Human Settlements. Profile, page 3
come up with a solution to a
gnawing problem. Page $
Photo by Media Services
Tara Young, left, and May Chiao were among 35 winners in Canada.
year female science students pre-se-
lected from 51 universities.
The NRC will provide financial
assistance and career-related training
for the program participants, all of
whom are high academic achievers
and have demonstrated an interest in
pursuing careers in scientific and engineering research.
Both Chiao and Young credit exceptional teachers for spurring their
interest in science.
Young's Grade 12 biology teacher
was a big influence, inspiring her to
score the highest grade on a province-
wide scholarship exam.
Chiao said she was motivated by an
eighth grade science teacher.
"That's when I realized you could
go somewhere with a career in science," she said. "It's important to have
someone like that — a mentor."
Women are significantly
underrepresented in most scientific and
engineering disciplines, said Judith
Myers, associate dean, women in science. Increasing the participation of
women in these fields will assist
Canada in dealing with its shortage of
qualified research expertise, she said.
"In addition, the presence of these
bright, enthusiastic students will alert
NRC laboratories to the talent of
women scientists. These awards signal a new era for women in science,"
said Myers.
Record number of
women in Engineering
More women have registered in
first-year engineering courses this
September than ever before.
Twenty per cent of new students
entering the engineering program this
academic year are female, up from 15
percent last yearand 11 per cent the year
before, said Sidney Mindess, director of
the Engineering Core program.
"The participation rate of women
in engineering is on the increase at
UBC," he said, adding that the national average prior to this year was
between 13 and 15 percent.
Ninety-three women have registered in first-year engineering and
four more are in the process of regis
tering, Mindess said. There were 70
women students in first-year engineering in 1990/91.
There are now more than 200
women students enroled in undergraduate-level engineering at UBC,
out of a total of about 1,900 students.
This year there were about 2,000
applications for the 450 places available to first year engineering students. As a result, Mindess said, engineering had the highest grade point
average for admission on campus, at
"We're getting extremely able students," he said.
See also PROGRAM on Page 3
Both Chiao and Young have interests outside science. Young is a highly
talented pianist, who recently won the
Royal Conservatory of Toronto's gold
medal in piano performance for the
highest mark in Canada. Chiao has a
knack for languages, and is fluent in
Mandarin, reads French and is interested in Arabic and Greek. She also
designs her own clothes.
The UBC pair and other participants will remain in the program for
three years, provided they continue
to meet eligibility requirements, and
will receive grants of $10,000 in the
first year, $12,000 in the second year
and $ 15,000 in the third year. A minimum of 25 new students will be added
to the program each year.
The selected women wil 1 also work
for at least four months each year in a
National Research Council laboratory
or with an NRC partner.
Next summer, Chaio will work at
the Institute of Biological Sciences in
Ottawa and Young at the
Biotechnology Research Institute in
Montreal. Both are NRC laboratories
and, the two friends note, close enough
that they can stay in touch. 2    UBCREPORTS September5.1991
UBC Commerce leading the
country in research: Goldberg
The new dean of the Faculty
of Commerce and Business
Administration says students who enter the faculty
will be armed with fundamentals that
will make them winners in the ever-
expanding global business market.
"Our goal is to equip people with
practical knowledge and an approach
to learning which will last for the rest
of their lives," said Michael
Goldberg. "At the same time, we are
equipping them with a reasonably
durable set of ideas which should be
relevant in the business world over
the next decade."
Goldberg said the business world
has changed dramatically in the last
10 years and the faculty has to change
along with it.
"We must determine management's needs heading into the 21st
century," said Goldberg. "In fact, we
have to anticipate change so we can
prepare future managers for it." he
Goldberg will not simply oversee
the faculty from his seventh-floor
office in the Angus Building. He
stressed that his sorties outside the
campus community will be as important as his work inside the faculty and
As executive director of International Financial Centre Vancouver, a
non-profit, provincially chartered society that promotes Vancouver as an
international financial centre,
Goldberg spent much ofthe last three
years in airports. Now, 800,000 kilometres later, he plans to nurture the.
business contacts he's made, locally,
nationally and internationally, and
build on those ties.
"There is no question that we are
the dominant research business
school in the country," he added.
"Unfortunately, that' s not well known
among students, taxpayers, or Bay
Street — the heart of eastern Canada's business community."
Toward this end, Goldberg said
he plans to spend a good deal of time
on the road in the future.
"I want the international economic
community to realize that we've got
Dean Michael Goldberg seeks high profile abroad for UBC.
a business school that is among the
top two dozen in North America in
terms of research. If I can do that in
my six years as dean, and put the
faculty on financial footing so we
can hire the best people and continue
our research, then I'll have done my
. But he. won't be going .at i{ alone.
Goldberg; who began his six-year
term on July 1, has appointed Professor Peter Frost as associate dean.
Along with Associate Dean Donald
Wehrung, they will continue the job
started by Goldberg's predecessor,
Peter Lusztig.
"Peter Lusztig spent the last 14
years putting together the finest business school in this country," said
Goldberg. "Thanks to his efforts,
this faculty is number one in Canada
in terms of research. And thanks to
his vision, UBC's business school is
globally competitive. I've got some
pretty big shoes to fill, but with
Donald and Peter to help, we can
maintain Peter Lusztig's tradition of
academic excellence and share it with
the external community."
What will be crucial for the entire
faculty, according to Goldberg, will
be its ability to teach students better
sociaiskiUs and tbe realization--dial
; the world isn't just an accounting
"There are no neat little packages
here," said Goldberg. "Success has
many dimensions. Canada needs
well-rounded business graduates
who have specific skills to contribute but can appreciate the big picture
as well, and how all the parts fit
together. These people will always
have jobs.
These are the kinds of people
Canada needs to compete internationally and that's where this university comes in."
Frost named
associate dean
One of Canada's most respected academics has moved
from educator to administrator.
Peter Frost,
who, in 1989, was
named professor
of the year in
Canada by the
Council for Advancement and
Support of Education, has been
named associate
dean, faculty development, for
the Faculty of
Commerce and
Business Administration.
Frost will be
respopnsible for
developing programs that will
enhance the research and teaching activities of the faculty.
"Commerce has never had an
associate dean responsible for
faculty development," he said.
"As a result, there is no blueprint to follow. The initiatives
I take will be based on the input
I get from Dean Michael
Goldberg, the other associate
deans, the faculty members, as
well as my own ideas. This will
clearly be a team effort."
Frost, named to the Edgar F.
Kaiser Jr. Chair in Organizational  Behavior in   1988,  will
for scholarly research, while,
at the same time, firmly establish the meaning and practice
of outstanding creative professionalism in this
"They are both
important parts of
being a business
school," said
Frost. "We have
to develop our research in ways
that makes it accessible and useful to the outside
worlds of business, labor and
Although Frost
will the leave
classroom setting
for now, he said he will try to
take the technology of teaching
to a place where it is more
widely shared in the faculty
through workshops and seminars.
"One thing I'm looking at,
that is being instituted at some
other progressive business
schools, is instituting a career
development review program
for faculty. It is not used to
judge performance. Rather, it
is a practice that is intended to
help faculty, particularly, junior faculty members, to keep
their careers  on   track  and  in
.apply, his skills in the.ar-eats of.,^:focus.
leadership,   "origsfhi'iSftiQnar
behavior and teaching effectiveness, on a new level.
"I didn't accept this position
because of any administrative
ambitions," explained Frost. "I
took this job because I think it
presents an interesting challenge and because the university felt the time was right to
put faculty development into focus."
Frost said he wants to build
on the faculty's high reputation
: Frost makes itiftjijjihatit is
his intention to build on the
strengths and the capabilities
of the faculty.
"It's crucial for the entire
faculty to buy into any programs
and initiatives that come from
this office. The challenge and
the opportunity I see for myself, and for this role, is to create a process of faculty development that maintains and enhances what we do well in our
research and teaching."
World of Opportunity and United Way coincide
Campaigns look to campus community
UBC's successful fundraising campaign, A
World of Opportunity, is coming home.
The campaign has raised $200 million to
date — $110 million from individual and corporate donors and $90 million in matching funds
from the provincial government. During the
next year, the university is seeking $30 million
more in contributions. There is a wide range of
prospective donors yet to be approached, including the campus community, as well as
international donors, alumni, and private and
corporate donors who have indicated an interest
in contributing, but have not yet done so.
'This will be a real hands-on campaign,"
said Law Professor Dennis Pavlich, volunteer
chair ofthe campus campaign. "Donors will be
able to contribute to projects not yet fully funded,
such as the Institute of Asian Research, First
Nations Longhouse, Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and Gender Relations, the
new Library Centre, as well as chairs and professorships."
Pavlich said employees may also contribute
to projects created by various campus units.
"In this event, donations might support
projects such as library acquisitions, scholarships, research projects and other initiatives.
This is an opportunity for the entire campus to
join together in a real sense of community.
And, of course, each donation will be matched
dollar for dollar by the provincial government."
To date. President David Strangway, the
vice-presidents, associate vice-presidents and
deans have had a 100 per cent participation rate.
They, along with other faculty and staff members, have contributed almost $500,000 to the
campus campaign.
"The World of Opportunity campaign has
been remarkably successful," said Pavlich. "The
introduction of the campus campaign provides
us with another clear opportunity to commit
ourselves to the development of our university,
and to demonstrate this commitment to the
outside community which has supported us so
The campus campaign will be launched Sept.
17, at the same time as UBC's annual United
Way appeal.
The 1990 UBC United Way drive saw a 27
per cent increase in employee donations, making the UBC campaign the largest in the nonprofit sector, and the third largest in any sector
in the Lower Mainland. In total, 1,622 UBC
employees donated almost $10,000 more than
last year's goal of $240,000. This year's target
is set at $280,000.
Dr. Bill Webber, associate vice-president,
academic, will chairthe university's 1991 United
Way campaign, with Nestor Korchinsky, director of Intramural Sports, as vice-chair.
"The United Way campaign allows the campus community to contribute to a wide range of
programs throughout the Lower Mainland,"
said Webber.
He added that although a large number of
volunteers from all sectors of the campus have
already agreed to be actively involved, more are
needed. Anyone wishing to help with the campus United Way campaign can call 822-4151. UBC REPORTS September 5.1991       3
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Photo by Media Services
Mount ease
Steve Trofinas (left) and John Mac Arthur, auxiliary members ofthe
RCMP university detachment, patrol the UBC campus on mountain
bikes. Originating at UBC in 1987, the mountain bike patrol, now a
nation-wide program, provides higher police visibility in areas that
are difficult to access. The officers, who are uniformed and armed,
have assisted with everything from locating missing children to
capturing runaway horses and enforcing the liquor act. The mountain bike patrol operates on a required basis, day or night.
Program aims at attracting
women to Engineering
The Faculty of Applied Science
and the Women Students' Office are
collaborating on a project designed to
increase the enrolment of women in
UBC engineering programs.
The year-long project aims to recruit talented and well-qualified female high school students, sensitize
faculty and staff to women's issues
and improve the learning environment
in engineering classrooms.
"I think the time is right for a project
like this," said Marsha Trew, director
of the Women Students' Office.
"We're very excited about working
together with Applied Science. A goal
of our office is to work in collaboration with others on campus and this is
a good example of that.
"A crucial role for us is to act as
catalysts for change, by consulting
and being active participants who can
help people make the changes they
feel need to be made, in the spirit of
collaboration," she added.
The number of women enrolling in
engineering has been on the upswing
in recent years, and Axel Meisen, dean
of Applied Science, says he would
like to see this trend continue.
"We'd be happy to see 30 per cent
entering first year by the mid-90s. But,
in the longer term, it should be about
half and half," he said.
"There's no reason to think women
are any less qualified to become out
standing engineers than men," Meisen
said, adding that women are often
disproportionately highly represented
among the top graduating students in
The project will also look at how
UBC engineering programs can benefit other groups who are
underrepresented, such as Native Indians and persons with disabilities.
"We'd like to dispel the notion that
there are barriers to anyone who wants
to pursue a career in engineering,"
said Meisen.
Sarah Dench, a former
ombudsperson at Simon Fraser University, is co-ordinating research for
the project. She did her master's thesis
in Women's Studies on the different
experiences of men and women enrolled in SFU's engineering program.
This summer, Dench conducted a
literature review and contacted other
universities to see what types of programs have been put in place elsewhere.
One program of particular interest
to UBC is at the University of Washington. There, young women interested in careers in engineering are first
approached in grade 10 and then offered support, information and other
resources until they enter either graduate school or the workforce.
As a result, a full 25 per cent of
graduating engineers at the Uni versity
of Washington are women.
"They take a comprehensive approach to really maximize what women
are getting out of their education,"
Dench said.
Meisen said that this is the type of
approach he also favors for UBC.
"We want to take a comprehensive, coherent approach with a well-
balanced set of initiatives," he said.
While Applied Science at UBC has
focused on getting women interested
in engineering, it may be able to do
better at meeting the needs of those
women who are already enrolled, said
Meisen. One way this could be done is
to include women alumni and other
role models for networking and support.
In the coming academic year,
Dench will survey engineering faculty, staff and students, assess the learning environment and develop ways of
improving it. She will also evaluate
available counselling and current procedures for enrolling and advising
women students and make recommendations for improvement.
Overseeing the project is an advisory committee consisting of Sid
Mindess, associate dean of Applied
Science, Bob Evans, director of the
Engineering Core Program,
Margaretha Hoek of the Sexual Harassment Office and Kogila Adam-
Moodley, directorof the Multicultural
Liaison Office. The committee reports
to Meisen and Trew.
Laquian sees urban problems from inside
Growing up in Philipinne
slums, Aprodicio
Laquian learned to live
with bulldozers.
He and his family would build
a squatter shack on the outskirts
of Manila, stay there until the
demolition crews arrived, then
haul their belongings off and build
another shanty elsewhere.
'The politicians had dreams
of beautifying the city," said
Laquian. "We just wanted a
Thirty-two years after leaving
the ghettos, "Prod" Laquian is
still on the
move. This
time,       he
leaves      a
United Nations posting
in New York    ———^——
and an international career that has taken
him to 86 countries, for a directorship at UBC.
The 56-year-old urban housing expert has been appointed
director of the university's Centre for Human Settlements(CHS).
He will also oversee the $6.2-
milllonCanadian International
Development Agency (CIDA)
Centre of Excellence.
"My whole life's work has dealt
with urban development but this
is really the cusp of the wave," he
said. "Other centres aren't interested in the field but this is where
the action will be for the next 10
Laquian has held a number of
key positions with the United Na-
"The truth is that we can't
solve today's urban problems using current methods."
tions in the past decade, most recently as chief evaluator for the
organization's $240-million-a-year
population fund. Six years prior to
that, he managed the UN population control program in China, Mongolia and North Korea.
In the early 1970s, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the World Bank
commissioned Laquian to turn his
critical eye on the slums of six
cities in Latin America, Africa and
Asia. His findings showed that
many projects sponsored by international agencies didn't reach the
bottom 20 per cent of the
they were trying to help.
The five-
year study resulted in his
     11 th book, Ba-
sic Housing:
Policies for Sites, Services and
Shelters in Developing Countries,
which has since been translated
into four languages.
"It wasn't popular with many of
the funding organizations but it told
the truth," said Laquian. "And the
truth is that we can't solve today's
urban problems using current
Telling the truth led to trouble
earlier in his career.
After receiving a PhD in political
science (with a major in urban studies) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laquian returned to Manila to teach. He also
freelanced as a journalist, writing
articles in the local Filipino dialects
(of which he speaks three, as well
as Spanish and "enough Chinese
to get into trouble") on the inadequacies of the country's housing
"I was pretty feisty and wrote
some nasty things which the Marcos
people did not like," he said. "I was
in trouble from day one."
He soon left the Philippines and
later published his research work
in two books, Slums are for People
and, Slums and Squatters in Six
Philippine Cities.
Laquian's teaching credentials
include professorships at the universities of the Philippines, Hawaii, Nairobi and De la Salle University in Manila. He is also a distinguished honorary professor at
Peking University.
While in Nairobi, he spent two
years recruiting young social scientists in East Africa for IDRC research grants, a job which took
him through 14 countries from Somalia to Botswana.
Alan Artibise, director of UBC's
School of Community and Regional
Planning, believes Laquian's experience, combined with the CIDA
centre funding, will eventually make
UBC the world's leading centre on
human settlements research.
The CIDA Centre of Excellence
grant will allow CHS to concentrate on devising self-help methods to improve housing conditions
of the urban poor.
The grant supports institutional
linkages with partners in mainland
China, Indonesia and Thailand.
Multinational teams of Canadian
and local academics will collaborate on research projects while
graduate students and technicians
will be trained in community and
regional planning.
Laquian said the proliferation of
urban slums in and around cities of
developing countries started
around the Second World War and
has been accelerating.
By the year 2000, it is expected
that close to 50 per cent of the
world's population (about three billion people) will live in cities. Ofthe
world's 10 largest cities, only Tokyo and New York will be in developed countries. Most megacities
in developing countries will have a
third to half of their people living in
slum and squatter areas.
"It's a global phenomenon. People are born, they move and they
eventually end up in the city," said
Laquian. "Our job will be to first
understand their way of life, what
kind of jobs they have and what
they are capable of doing for
added that the
neatly packaged service- -^—^———
delivery system of development, currently used
in Europe and North America, won't
solve half of the housing problems
in the developing world because
people can't afford it.
World Bank officials have talked
about spending $3.5 billion annu-
By the year 2000, it is expected that close to 50 per
cent of the world's population will live in cities.
ally on urban projects by 1993
and $5 billion by 1995. Regional
banks in Asia, Africa and Latin
America are also comm itting more
resources for urban projects.
But Laquian believes a more
strategic and programmed approach to financing is needed to
combat the problems of spiralling
urban poverty. To this end, he
has convened a policy conference at the Centre for Human
___^_^_ for December.
The conference will
bring together
the brightest
thinkers in the
human settlements field. Officials
from leading financial and development institutions will also attend to discuss how best to use
international aid money to face
the urban problems of the coming
century. 4    UBC REPORTS September 5.1991
September 8 -
September 21
BioSciences Seminar
Biology Discussion Group.
Dr. Earl Davie, U. ofWashington. IRC#1 at 3:45pm.
Call 822-5925.
Lunch Hour Seminar
Hong Kong: Lame Duck Or Golden
Goose? Dr. Lee Ngok, Director, Extramural Studies, U. of Hong Kong. Asian
Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4688.
Oceanography Seminar
Two-dimensional Finite Element Modelling Of Estuarine Hydrodynamics. Clare
Knock, DOUBC. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call Susan Allen at 822-2828.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Ethno-cultural Considerations In Clinical
Genetics. Nancy L. Fisher, MD, MPH.
IRC#1 from4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments
at 4:15pm. Call 822-5312.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Title TBA. Service by the
Hand group. Chair: Dr.
P.T. Gropper. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium, Willow
and 10th at 7:30am. Call
For events in the period September 22 to October 6, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms
no later than noon on Tuesday, September 10 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd, Room 207, Old
Administration Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published September 19.
Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited.
Annual Orientation Meeting
For all members/prospective members of
The Third Age Community of Learners
and Scholars at UBC, a group of near/
semi/now retired people who enjoy structured intellectual pursuits. Cecil Green
Park House at 9:30am. Call 222-5238.
Psychology Lecture
What Psychologists Are Teaching Pharmacologists About Drug Tolerance. Dr.
John Pinel, Psychology, UBC. Peter
Suedfeld Lounge, Kenny at 4pm. Call
Pharmacology Seminar
Reactive Oxygen Toxicity In Endothelial
Cells: Cell Death Mediated By DNA Damage And Poly-ADP-Ribose Activation. Dr.
Robert L. Thies, Medicine; Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. IRC #2 from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-2575.
Physics Colloquium
Evidence For A Massive
Neutrino In Nuclear Beta
Decay. Eric B. NOrman,
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Hennings 201 at
4pm. Call 822-3853.
Microbiology Seminar Series I     FRIDAY SEPT 13    II
Ion Gradients And Membrane Transport.
Dr. Pieter Cullis, Biochemistry, UBC.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Place And Health: A New Direction For
Medical Geography. Robin Keams, Lecturer, Geog., U. of Auckland, New Zealand. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-2985/
Forestry Seminar
The Techniques Side Of
Biotechnology—What's In
It For Forestry. Dr. J.E.
Carlson, Biotech. Lab, Forest Sciences, UBC.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2507.
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staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is pub-
Hsbed every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C, V6T 1Z2.
Telephone 822-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 822-6163.
Managing Editor; Steve Crombie
Ass't Editor: Paula Martin
Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie
Fffletti, Abe Hefter. Charles Ker,
and Gavin Wflson.
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Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Early Diagnosis Of Premature Labour With
A Home Contraction Monitor, Grace Hospital Experience. Dr. Tom Martin, Dr. L.
Lopes. University Hospital, Shaughnessy
Site D308 at 8am. Call 875-2171.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Poisoning In Children. Drs. David F.
Smith and Jillian Willis. G.F. Strong
Rehab. Centre Auditorium at 9am. Call
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Batch And Continuous Spouted Bed Drying Of Cereal Grains: The Thermal Equilibrium Model, Drs. Adnan Zahad and Norman Epstein, ChemEngineering, UBC.
ChemEng. 206 at 3:30 pm. Call 822-
Graduate Student Society Open
To welcome new students.
Tours: 10:30am, 12:30
and 2:30pm; BBQ: 4-7pm
with GSS Executive, Dean
John Grace and associates and MLA Darlene
Marzari; dance 8-midnight. Grad Student Centre from 10:30am. Call 822-
Institute of Health Promotion
Research Seminar
Application Of Expert Systems Technology To Health Promotion Program Planning/Evaluation. RobertGold, PhD, DrPH,
Health Education, U. of Maryland. James
Mather 253, 5804 Fairview Ave., from 4-
5:30pm. Call 822-2258.
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Discussion Group Seminar
The Remodelling Of Sperm
Nuclear Basic Proteins
During Spermato Genesis
And Fertilization. Dr. Chiaki
Katagiri, Editor, Development, Growth/Differentiation, Zoological Institute, Hokkaido U.,
Japan. IRC#1 at 3:45pm. Call 822-5925.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Characterization Of
Gaucher's Disease. Dr.
Francis Choi. IRC#1 from
4:30-5:30pm. Refresh-
mentsat4:15pm. Call822-
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Photon-Impact Studies On The Ionization
Of Atoms And Molecules. Dr. James A.R.
Samson, Behlen Lab. of Physics, U. of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Chemistry B250
at 1pm. Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Prediction Of Optimum Spawning Locations For Marine Fish Using Physical
Oceanography. Carl Walters, Resource
Ecology, UBC. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call Susan Allen at 822-2828.
Forestry Seminar
Forest Policy In Australia In Relation To
British Columbia Forest Resources Commission. Prof. R. Kennedy, Wood Sciences, UBC. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3553.
Pulp/Paper Centre Seminar
A New Approach To Impingement Drying.
Dr. Robert H. Page, Forsyth Professor of
Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M U.
P/P Centre Seminar Room 101, 2385
East Mall at 11:30 a.m. Call 822-8560.
Microbiology Seminar Series
The Role Of Proteoglycans In Herpes
Simplex Virus Infection. Dr. Frank Tufaro,
Microbiology, UBC. Wesbrook 201 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-6648.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Title: TBA. Service by the
Trauma group. Chair: Dr.
R.N. Meek. Eye Care Centre Auditorium, Willow and
10th at 7:30am. Call 875-
Geography Colloquium
"The Little Town That Did": Flexible Accumulation And Community Response In
Chemainus, BC. Trevor Barnes, associate professor, Geog., UBC. Geography
201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm.
Call 822-2985/2663.
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Regularization Of Linear Differential/
Algebraic Equations. Prof. Robert
O'Malley, Applied Math., U. of Washington, Seattle. Mathematics 229 at
3:45pm.  Call 822-4584.
Pharmacology Seminar
Diabetes-Induced Changes In
Cholinergic/Adrenergic Nerve Terminals.
Dr. Neil Hartman, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. IRC #2 from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-2575.
Experimental Medicine Program
Lecture Series
Distinctive Control Of cAmp In The
Hypertrophic Heart. Paul Sunga,
PhD candidate, Cardiology, Medicine, UBC. University Hospital, UBC
Site, GF-279 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call
Introductory Seminar On Health/
The Chow Integrated Healing System. Dr. Effie Chow, PhD, RN.CA,
East-West Academy of Healing, San
Fransisco. Detwiller Pavilion (Psychiatry) Lecture Theatre, University
Hospital, UBC Site. Registration at
7pm for 7:30pm. Fees: single $20,
couple $35, Students/disabled $10.
Wheelchair accessible. Call Pat
Rowe, RN, BScN at 224-1824.
Oceanography Seminar
Turbulence In The Thermocline.
Hidekatsu Yamazaki, U. of Victoria.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call Susan
Allen at 822-2828.
Physics Colloquium
Title: TBA. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20   j
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Effect Of Advanced Maternal Age On The Outcome Labour. Dr. Nancy
Kent. University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D308 at
8am. Call 875-2171.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Cancelled due to The Royal College/Pae-
diatric meeting. Call 875-2118.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Hydrodynamics Of Circulating Fluidized
Beds. Richard Senior, Graduate student,
ChemEngineering, UBC. ChemEng. 206
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Carpool Matching
A service for faculty, staff and students.
Call Karen Pope, Dean's Office, Applied
Science at 822-3701 and find your area
Frederic Wood Theatre
5th Of July by Lanford Wilson. Directed
by John Wright. Sept. 19-28, FWT at 8pm.
Adults $10, Student/Senior $7. Preview
Wed. Sept. 18, two for $10. Theatre
Building 207 or call 822-2678.
Fine Arts Gallery
Heroic/Romance Exhibition continues until Sat.
Sept. 14. Open Tue-Fri.
from 10am-5pm and
12pm-5pm Saturday. Admission is free. Call 822-
Library Tour
Main and Sedgewick (about 45 min).
Mon.-Fri., Sept. 9-20, 10:30am and
1:30pm from the Main Library entrance
hall. Call Sheryl Adam at 822-2076.
Health Sciences Bookshop
Open Saturday
The Bookshop is open Mon.-Sat. from
9:30am-5pm in the Medical Student/
Alumni Centre at 2750 Heather St. comer
of 12th Ave. Call 879-8547.
Executive Programmes
Business Seminars. Sept. 17-18, Managing The Multicultural Workforce, $795.
Sept. 19, Financial Information Systems,
$875. Call 822-8400.
English Language Institute
Evening Classes
ESL offers Conversation Skills, Advanced
Discussion, Speaking/Debating, Fluency/
Pronunciation, Writing/Grammar, Practical Writing for Business, and TOEFL
Preparation, from 7-9pm. Classes begin
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Call 222-5208.
Professional Development Series For
Practicing Language Teachers October
Workshops: Teaching English in Japan,
Videotaping in the Language Class and
Stimulating Student Talk in the Lang.
Class. Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm.
Call 222-5208.
Reading, Writing/Study Skills
mbmhb Non-credit courses in-
^J^^_ elude: Reading for Speed/
■L^^h Comprehension; Writing
■■^^ Business Letters/Memos
™ for Results; Effective Re-
,—,,,,—™ ports/Proposals; Professional Writing for Artists/Designers, and
ECT Workshops. Most classes start the
week of Sept.30. Call 222-5284.
Statistical Consulting/Research
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-
210. Call 822-4037.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Volunteers (over 18 years) needed,
treated or not, to participate in clinical
drug trials. Call Dr. J. Wright or Mrs.
Nancy Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Seniors Hypertension Study
Volunteers aged 60-80 years with mild to
moderate hypertension, treated or not,
needed to participate in a high blood
pressure study. Call Dr. J. Wright or
Nancy Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Call For Former UBC Athletes HerPes Research Study
Athletics is updating its
mailing list of former athletic team players: originators/contributors to programs in place today. If
you qualify or are knowledgeable in the location of any other past
player, call 822-8921 after 4:30pm.
Participants needed for treatment studies
of shingles (herpes zoster) and first herpes simplex infections, with new antiviral
agents. Also ongoing study for males 18-
45 years with recurrent herpes simplex.
Dr. Stephen Sacks, Medicine, sponsoring physician. Call 822-7565 or leave
your name/number at 687-7711, pager
2887. UBCREPORTS September5.1991       5
September 8 -
September 21
Heart/Lung Response Study
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers
age 45-75 years, all fitness levels, required. No maximal testing. Scheduled
at your convenience. Call Fiona Manning, School of Rehab Medicine, 822-
Lung Disease Study
Subjects with emphysema or fibrosis
needed to investigate means of improving lung function without drugs. Call Fiona
Manning, School of Rehab Medicine, 822-
Bereavement Study
Participants needed for a study investigating the long-term effects of
adolescent bereavement. Must have
lost either parent at least five years
ago, and have been between 13 and
17 years at the time of the loss. Two
one-hour interviews required. Please
call Ann McKintuck in Nursing at 224-
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement planning needed for an 8-week Retirement
Preparation seminar. Call Sara Cornish
in Counselling Psychology at 822-5345.
Adult Child Separation/Divorce
Volunteers needed for research study exploring how
W' I ' *^ mothers cope with their
'f'/kUSmk adult child's separation/divorce. Participants required to fill out a mailed
questionnaire (anonymous). Call Allison
Krause in Counselling Psychology at 946-
Office Workers Research Study
Women volunteers needed for a
Counselling Psychology study on
work and stress. Required, completion of one questionnaire per month
for 3 months. Call Letty Toews at
Depression Study
Participants needed for study researching a new anti-depressant medication.
Depression sufferers, 18-65 years. Call
Doug Keller in Psychiatry at 822-7318.
PMS Research Study
Votunteersneededfbrstudyof an investigational
medication to treat Pre Menstrual Syndrome.
Call Doug Keller, Psychiatry, University Hospital, Shaughnessy site at 822-7318.
Hair Loss Research
Women aged 19-49 years experiencing moderate hair loss, crown area only, are needed for
study. Must be able to attend 1-2 times weekly
for 9 months. Honorarium paid. Call Sherry in
Dermatology at 874-8138.
Dermatology Acne Study
Volunteers between 14-35 years with moderate facial acne needed for4visitsduringathree
month period. Honorarium paid. Call Sherry at
Stress and Blood Pressure
Learn how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology
at 822-3800.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
All surplus items.   Every
Wednesday,    12-3pm.
ii CXM Task Force Bldg., 2352
u TDmm Health Sciences Mall. Call
Student Volunteers
Find an interesting and challenging volunteer job with Volunteer Connections,
Student Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 822-3811.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from 12:30-
2pm, University Hospital, UBCSite, Room311
(through Lab Medicine from Main Entrance).
Call 873-1018 (24-hour Help Une).
Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical Education and
Recreation through the John M.Buchanan
Fitness and Research Centre. Students
$25, others $30. Call 822-4356.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building. Free
admission. Open year round. Families interested in planting, weeding or watering the
garden, call Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081.
Botanical Garden
Open from 10am-6pm
daily. Free admission on
Wednesdays. Call 822-
Nitobe Garden
Open from 10am-8pm daily. Free admission on Wednesdays. Call 822-6038.
Traffic safety theme
for crime prevention
Traffic safety awareness is the
focus of this year's crime prevention and victim services program of
the RCMP university detachment.
"There were 696 motor vehicle
accidents on the university endowment lands in 1990; that's more than
a hundred over the previous year,"
said const. Bernie Smandych, coordinator of the program.
The number of hit and runs also
increased last year, as well as the
number of drivers charged with driving while impaired.
In addition, the total theft of
motor vehicles more than doubled
from 21 in 1989 to 46 in 1990.
Thefts from cars also rose, while
bicycle thefts were down slightly
from 146 two years ago to 122 last
"Our statistics show us a dramatic rise in the number of motor
vehicle accidents and hit and runs
between September and November,"
Smandych said.
She explained that a greater
number of people on campus, many
of whom are new students and unfamiliar with the university, accounts
for the increased number of incidents.
Illegally parked vehicles, which
can impede emergency vehicles and
the smoother flow of general traffic,
also contribute to the problem.
Smandych said that increased
signage in problem areas on campus
should help motorists choose their
parking spots more carefully, making access to the campus and the
university itself safer for everyone.
However, anyone caught disregarding parking regulations will have
their vehicles towed by the RCMP.
Speeding, running yellow lights
and cyclists who disobey traffic laws
are the other main factors which cre
ate hazards on campus roads.
Smandych recommends that people give themselves more time to
get to campus, be aware of their new
surroundings, slow down and drive
defensively to help reduce the
number of traffic accidents at UBC.
She cautions that fewer warnings
and more tickets will be issued to
traffic violators this year, including
Anyone interested in learning
more about traffic safety may drop
in to the main concourse of
Sedgewick Library between Sept. 3
and 13. Safety displays sponsored
by the RCMP university detachment,
as well as information provided by
an officer, will be available.
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Scrum for Shrum
Photo by Media Service
UBC Thunderbirds football team goes over its game plan in preparation for the upcoming season. A
highlight will be their traditional encounter with SFU in the Shrum Bowl. This year's game will be played
September 15 at Swangard Stadium. The first Shrum Bowl game was played in 1967.
Photo by Media Services
Constable Bernie Smandych will co-ordinate this year's crime prevention program by the campus detachment ofthe RCMP. The program
will stress traffic safety awareness.
In the July 18 issue of
UBC Reports, the Registrar's
Office erroneously reported
that the goal of the Student
Exchange Programs is for the
involvement of five percent
of the entire undergraduate
population by 1995. The actual target is five percent of
third-year students. Any
questions regarding exchange programs can be directed to Martha Kertesz at
Advertise in
UBC Reports
Deadline for paid
advertisements for
the September 19
issue is   4 p.m.
September 10.
For information,
phone 822-3131
To place an ad,
phone 822-6163 6    UBCREPORTS September5,1991
Travel program to
save over $500,000
UBC has instituted a travel management program which is expected
to save the university a minimum of
$500,000 in travel costs over the
next year.
The program is designed to maximize the travel resources of the university and to provide UBC travellers with a high level of service, said
UBC travel coordinator Connie
Fabro. At the heart of the program
is the selection of two travel agencies to coordinate UBC travel.
"Last October, an advisory committee was formed to analyse the
travel needs of the university community and to consolidate those
needs in order to maximize savings," said Fabro, one of the committee members. 'The committee
selected Marlin Travel and North
South Travel to service UBC travellers. Both are 100 per cent Canadian
owned and based in B.C."
Fabro said the new UBC travel
program is a response to growing
and changing travel needs, a travel
budget that is not growing as rapidly
as the costs of travel, and is an
opportunity to lower the individual
rates paid by university faculty and
"Most of the gains will come
from special air fares, hotel rates
and car rental arrangements which
are negotiated for UBC," said Fabro,
whose job is to provide the best rates
for university travellers while maintaining a high level of service. Fabro
said the program also guarantees
that the fares and rates charged will
be the lowest available, at the time
of booking, for the requested travel
"In addition, as of September
1st, Canadian Airlines became the
preferred carrier for UBC. Privileges extended to UBC travellers
will include access to less expense
fares for provincial travel."
Fabro said the university is not
unlike the corporate world in
streamlining travel expenditures,
which totalled $15 million at year
end. Of this, an estimated $6 million was on air travel. Fabro said
the $500,000 in savings will be
realized only if the preferred travel
suppliers are used.
"Most major universities in the
U.S. have travel programs and Canadian universities have now realized that there are significant potential savings in consolidating
travel arrangements. To this end,
we are currently negotiating, along
with other universities across
Canada, corporate hotel and car
rental rates in North America."
Fabro said although there may
be differences in the way the program is applied to each faculty,
many of the features of the travel
program are common to the entire
"In consolidating our travel, the
university is being fiscally responsible in the handling of all travel-
related expenditures," she said.
Camera sent to Soviet hospital
Uegama stresses
importance of adult
education programs
There is no doubt in Walter
Uegama's mind that providing a
broad range of adult education programs that reflect the strengths and distinctions of the university
is fundamental to the
agenda for continuing
studies at UBC.
Uegama, the first associate vice-president of
continuing studies at
UBC, plans to promote
the integral role continuing studies plays in the university's
"We have a wealth of knowledge
in the sciences, professions, social
sciences, arts and humanities,"
Uegama said. "Continuing education can extend that knowledge to
others. It is the real educational arm
of community service."
He believes that continuing studies must be in the academic mainstream at UBC to ensure faculty
support for adult education activities.
Spearheading that movement,
Uegama wants to look at community needs on an anticipatory basis.
And he wants UBC to take a leadership role in moving the community
to examine important issues that
affect their lives.
Approximately 85,000 people
each year — more than double the
annual academic enrolment — come
to UBC for non-credit, non-degree
programs, otherwise known as adult
or continuing education.
Uegama stepped down
as director of the Division of Continuing Education at the University
of Windsor to accept the
newly created position.
His areas of responsibility include UBC Access, Guided Independent
Studies and Extra Sessional Studies. He will
also serve as director of the Centre
for Continuing Education.
He believes that the new position
signals the university's intent to extend its resources to a broader range
of constituents.
"We need to anticipate what the
requirements are and marshal 1 the
resources to provide the instruction
required," Uegama said. "The challenge is to rise above some of the
cultural blinkers we have and to
open our perspective to broader
Uegama sees universities as having a big role to play in providing
the knowledge and skills required to
survive in a world that has become
increasingly complicated.
"UBC is at the forefront of that
knowledge in terms of understanding what is needed and influencing
decision makers," he said.
After a delay caused by the
recent political upheavals
in the Soviet Union,
TRIUMF is sending a
"gamma camera" used for medical
diagnoses to a hospital in the USSR.
The camera, which has diagnosed
illness in thousands of hospital patients in Vancouver, is now on its way
to the town of Troitsk, near Moscow,
where a sister laboratory to TRIUMF
is located.
The camera was scheduled to leave
Vancouver on the Soviet-registered
freighter Pavlodaron Aug. 18, the day
the coup attempt began. But instead of
setting sail, the ship stayed in port,
with crew members reacting to events
in their homeland for local media.
The contribution was arranged after a recent exchange of visits between John Vincent, head of a
TRIUMF research group, and his
Soviet counterparts.
"We used this camera regularly
some years ago, but that kind of work
is now done in several Vancouver
hospitals. At present our group is concentrating on producing new, useful
radioactive isotopes, so the camera
simply isn't needed here," said Vincent.
The gamma camera is used as a
diagnostic tool for heart examinations and finding hidden infections in
the body. It provides a picture of
TRIUMF Director Erich Vogt (left) andlNR Director Victor Matveev
see the gamma camera on its way to the Soviet Union.
specific internal organs after a patient is treated with a radioactive
pharmaceutical that accumulates in
the organ and emits gamma rays.
"Transferring unused equipment
between research groups is a bit like
a garage sale," said Vincent. "One
group's surplus can be another group's
treasure. In the past, TRIUMF has
received useful equipment from Britain and Germany."
To use the camera, the hospital
will collaborate with a group in
Troitsk at the Institute for Nuclear
Research of the USSR Academy of
Sciences. The institute can provide
the necessary radioisotopes, just as
TRIUMF provides such isotopes to
hospitals here.
"This camera could now become
the key to new collaborations between
the Institute for Nuclear Research
and their local hospitals and we're
happy they could use it," said Vincent.
The Troitsk hospital specializes in
the treatment of children and the camera will enhance its capabilities in
dealing with unusual disease states or
physiological conditions.
Feeding squirrels helps trees
Cute but very harmful, red squirrels strip away bark of young trees.
A UBC forestry professor has discovered a way to curb the red squirrel's springtime appetite for young
lodgepole pine trees. The result has
been healthy trees and happy squirrels.
Forthe last 15 years, Tom Sullivan,
an assistant professor in Forest Sciences, has studied the eating habits of
small mammal pests. Since 1979, his
focus has been on the red squirrel, an
inhabitant of the boreal coniferous
forests of North America.
"Each spring, when other food
sources are unavailable, the red squirrel strips away the bark from young
lodgepole pine trees and feeds on the
vascular tissue," said Sullivan. "In
stands which are susceptible to such
feeding attacks, the incidence of damage to trees ranges from 30 per cent to
96 per cent."
Sullivan said that in the past, this
type of problem was handled by trapping, poisoning or shooting the animal in question — solutions which
were hardly in the best interests of
integrated forest and wildlife management. As a result of his research,
Sullivan has developed another way
to control the squirrel's appetite —
by feeding it.
"Red squirrels are normally seed
eaters. Because there is a shortage of
seeds in the spring, the squirrels feed
on young stands of pine from May to
July, when sap-sugar concentration is
high and the bark is easy to remove.
We decided to make sunflower seeds
available to the squirrels, to see if they
would leave the trees alone."
Two years ago, Sullivan and his
research crew set out to Lumby, B.C.,
where they they manually distributed
piles of seed at 20 kilograms per hectare over an area of 20 hectares, in a
stand with a significant history of red
squirrel damage.
"Only 11 per cent of the trees in
the stands that were treated with
seeds were damaged by red squirrels," said Sullivan, "compared to a
control group in which 57 per cent
of the trees Were damaged."1;
Despite the findings, Sullivan's
task had just begun. In order to make
the procedure more efficient and cost
effective, he had to determine if the
seeds could be distributed through
aerial application. He also had to find
out if the seeded areas would eventually be overrun by fat, healthy, proliferating squirrels.
"We scored high marks on both
counts," said Sullivan. "We were effectively able to distribute the seeds
by helicopter — sort of like seed rain.
And we determined that although the
red squirrel population did increase in
treated stands during the spring
months, the numbers dropped when
the seeding period was over."
Sullivan says the procedure "works
like a charm", and is proving to be a
cost effective way to protect the investment of intensively managed tree
stands. More than 600 hectares of
forest land near Quesnel and Vernon
were treated with seeds this past spring
and Sullivan is now looking at controlling tree damage caused by field
mice, in a similar fashion, but with a
"One way we're looking to keep
the field mice away is through the use
of predator odor repellents. Some
researchers in New Zealand have been
able to synthetically produce the odor
ofthe weasel. We're currently doing
a study in Smithers to see how effective repellents are."
Sullivan isn't stopping there. The
thrust of his ongoing research will be
to determine if large-scale food supplementation can enhance the population of small mammals.
"The question is: Can forestry
do something positive for wildlife,
as well as the forests, by enhancing
wildlife habitat? If we can, then the
entire ecological chain stands to
benefit," he said. UBCREPORTS September5,1991        7
Craig earns Canadian Psychological Association award
The Canadian Psychological Association has
given Professor Ken
Craig its 1991 award for
Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a
A clinical psychologist, Craig has been investigating the psychological and social factors
of pain during the last 20
years. He has been with UBC's Department of
Psychology since 1968.
Earlierthis year, Craig was awarded a Killam
Research Fellowship by the Canada Council.
Education Professor Ian Housego has been
recognized by his peers with a Distinguished
Service Award for excellence in the study of
educational administration.
Housego was one of two, first-time recipients of the award presented by the Canadian
Association for the Study of Educational Administration.
Housego has been a professor in UBC's
Department of Administrative Adult and Higher
Education since 1967.
Botany Head David Turpin has received the
Darbaker Prize from the Botanical Society of
America. Turpin received the award in recognition
of his outstanding contributions to the study of algae.
The focus of Turpin's research is photosynthesis, the
process plants use to turn
sunlight into energy, and
how photosynthesis interacts with plant respiration
and nitrogen assimilation.
He takes an integrated approach that has provided the
first picture of how the different components of plant metabolism interact.
Turpin will receive $ 1,000 and a plaque from
the society, which is North America's largest
organization devoted to the study of plants.
Professor Paul LeBlond,  head ofl
UBC's Department of Oceanography, has
been awarded this year's Tully Medal by [
the Canadian Meteorological Society.
The annual award goes to a person who I
has made a significant scientific contribution to Canadian oceanography. It is given
in memory ofjohn Patrick Tully, a leading
Canadian oceanographer who pioneered
the study of estuaries and the Gulf of |
A graduate of UBC, LeBlond is the scientific program leader ofthe Ocean Production Enhancement Network and chair ofthe I
Canadian National Committee for the World |
Ocean Circulation Experiment.
Seminar looks at managing
multicultural workforce
The ability to successfully manage a multicultural workforce
can often spell the difference
between an enriching, diverse
workplace, or a destructive one.
That's the message that Merle Ace
will be delivering as one ofthe leaders of an upcoming seminar on managing the multicultural workforce.
"The world is becoming a smaller
place as a result ofthe globalization of
the world economy," said Ace. "You
see it happening everywhere, especially in Vancouver, where more and
more business is being done with Pacific Rim countries."
Vancouver has seen a vast influx of
people from Asia, Australia and New
Zealand. The result, according to Ace,
has been a vertical mosaic, where cul
tures exist side by side in a co-operative manner.
"This is especially true in the
workplace," said Ace. "Real conflicts arise if managers are unable to
deal with people who come from
widely different backgrounds. Traditional management methods may
not be as productive as they once
Ace and Larry Moore, associate
professors in the Commerce Faculty's Industrial Relations Management Division, will lead a seminar
on managing the multicultural
workforce Sept. 17 and 18 at UBC.
The seminar, one of a series of Executive Programmes offered by the
faculty, will address cultural issues
by introducing the concepts and
models of multicultural management
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for 7lines/issue ($.81 for each additional word). Off-campus advertisers
are charged $14.98 for 7 lines/issue ($.86 for each additional word). (All
prices include G.S.T.) Tuesday, September 10 at noon is the deadline for
the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, September
19. Deadline for the following edition on October 3 is 4 p.m Tuesday,
September 24. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or
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and the impact of cultural differences.
'This seminar is geared to managers and supervisors whose subordinates are from diverse cultural groups;
human resources professionals whose
organizations encompass a
multicultural workforce; and managers who deal with foreign nationals,"
said Ace.
Moore said it's also important for
managers, who will be doing business
overseas, to understand the people they
will be doing business with. "The
seminar will offer managers some insight into the cultural differences that
exist overseas."
Ace said people from different
backgrounds have a different way
of doing things. Their approach
to work and their relations to other
employees can be considered unworkable, unorthodox or even bizarre, he added.
"It is important for managers to
acknowledge these differences and see
what's underneath them. In this seminar, we will try to create an awareness
and a sensitivity and, at the same time,
come to grips with the issue of stereotyping."
Ace said the seminar will include
self-analysis, group discussion, exercises, videos, short lectures and
simulations. Participants will examine what they have been doing and
what changes they might make as a
result of this program.
The seminar is taking place at the
E.D. MacPhee Executive Conference
Centre in the Henry Angus Building.
For more information, please call the
Executive Programmes registrar at
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one visit to our
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Please contact
Dr. Baldwin for
more information:
Campus Mailing keeps mail moving
To deal with any interruptions to postal service, Campus Mailing
Services has contracted a private company to distribute all international
Ken Leighton, manager of Campus Mailing Services, said important
local and national mail should be faxed, telexed or put through electronic
mail in the event of Canada Post labor problems. Other mail will continue
to be collected as usual and entered into the Canada Post system at
appropriate times.
Leighton added that Campus Mailing Services is committed to
keeping university mail moving. Those requesting more information can call 822-2579.
UBC /United Way
Campaign '91
We are looking for volunteers to campaign
on campus for Autumn 1991.
If you are interested in volunteering for
1. Department Representative
2. Faculty/Area;Co-ordinator
3. Committee Member
4. or want further information
please call
Nestor Korchinsky
Become a flffi" United Way's
Umbrellarrr Volunteers
Berkowitz & Associates
Statistics and Mathematics Consulting
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Jonathan Berkowitz, Ph.D.
4160 Staulo Crescent, Vancouver, B.C., V6N 3S2
Office: (604) 263-1508       Home: (604) 263-5394 8    UBCREPORTS September5.1991
Women Students' Office celebrates 70 years
This year marks the 70th anniversary of
the Women Students' Office (WSO) at
UBC, one ofthe first student services to
be established on campus.
Formerly the Office for Women Students, the
WSO has undergone a recent name change, but
its mandate has remained the same since its
inception in 1921— to respond to the needs of
women students and to provide a voice for their
concerns to the university's administration and
'The primary focus of the WSO has always
been to support women students in realizing their
optimum educational and vocational potential,"
said Marsha Trew, director of the WSO.
Trew added that while its primary commitment is to ensure that women students get the
most out of their educational experience while at
UBC, the office is also committed to creating a
welcoming climate for all women students regardless of race, religion, age, ethnic background
or sexual orientation.
Major goals ofthe office are aimed at making
sure those commitments are met. They include
identifying elements which negatively affect
women students' intellectual, social, professional
and emotional development. To this end, the
WSO aims to assist women in working with other
groups on campus to create an environment which
would enhance achievement and growth in these
Trew feels that in order to provide assistance
and support for women students to improve their
participation in the academic
community, the WSO must
assist the governing bodies of
the university to identify and
change any policies that may
be discriminatory to women
"We also need to serve as
facilitators, consultants and
resource persons for groups
or individuals within the campus community who are interested in improving the status
of women," Trew said.
She plans to approach these
goals by providing counselling, outreach and consultation services to meet
womens students' needs.
"Many programs and services will be delivered to specific groups as a result of consulting
with them and most, if not all, projects will be
joint efforts," Trew explained.
Scheduled to begin this fall are customized
workshops for women graduate students in science, in collaboration with the Faculty of Science; a project to develop initiatives aimed at
increasing women's enrolment in engineering
programs, offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Applied Science; a comprehensive program to address eating disorders, co-sponsored
by the Student Health Service and the Student
Counselling and Resource Centre; workshops
and support groups for mature women entering
university, given in association with the School
of Nursing; and a rape prevention and education program with the participation
ofthe Sexual Harassment Office, Student Health Service,
Student Housing and the university detachment of the
During the mid 1980s, the
WSO shifted its focus primarily to one-on-one counselling services to students on a
wide variety of issues, including suicide, eating disorders,
physical abuse, sexual abuse,
addictions, career, relationship breakdown, time management and sexual
"There are more than 14,000 women students
at UBC, a number that has steadily increased,
along with the demand for service, crisis counselling and short problem-solving counselling,"
Trew said.
She added that the level of staffing in the
WSO, however, has not increased, making the
level and type of one-on-one counselling service
currently provided difficult to continue.
Trew hopes that the WSO can meet the challenge of addressing women students' needs by
providing a broad spectrum of counselling and
support services, including a number of specialized support groups.
"This plan would meet both the largest and the
most compelling needs for services and meet the
needs of a far greater number of-the women
student population." Trew said.
In addition to counselling services for problem-solving and women in crisis, the WSO would
provide specialized counselling and support addressing a variety of issues affecting women,
including those undergoing career change, returning to school as mature students and victims
of violence.
New initiatives directed at exploring possibilities for offering training and educational resources are also planned. These would include
clinical placements, internships, peer support
and professional development.
"The WSO is taking the next step in its development," Trew said. "The vision of creating an
environment at UBC that encourages women
students to reach the highest possible levels of
intellectual achievement is far-reaching and difficult to achieve."
K.D. Srivastava. vice-president, student and
academic services, said that there is strong support for the WSO on campus and in the community.
"I am strongly supportive of the importance
and the role of the WSO," he added. "I am also
confident that UBC will continue to bea welcoming place for women students."
Trew said that the WSO will actively seek
ways to work collaboratively with other campus
organizations, fully support and promote joint
projects and educational activities, and co-ordinate their activities with other campus and women's groups to serve the needs of women students.
Green appointed director
of Health Promotion
Research Institute
Larry Green, who has served on the faculties
of Medicine and Public Health at Harvard and
Johns Hopkins universities and the University of
Texas, has been appointed as the first director of
UBC's Institute of Health Promotion Research.
Established in April 1990 within the Faculty
of Graduate Studies, the institute provides an
innovative focus for interdisciplinary research,
education and collaboration, and service in the
field of health promotion.
Green received his master's and doctoral degrees in public health at the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a health educator
in local, state and federal health agencies in
California and for the Ford Foundation in Dhaka,
East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
He held several appointments at Johns Hopkins
University between 1970 and 1979, including professor and head ofthe Division of Health Education.
From 1979 to 1981, Green served in the Carter
Administration as first director of the Office of
Health Information, Health Promotion, Physical
Fitness and Sports Medicine.
He was founding director of the Center for
Health Promotion Research and Development at
the University of Texas Health Sciences Center
at Houston from 1981 to 1988.
Recently, Green served on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the U.S. National Committee on Vital Health and Statistics and the
Carnegie Commission on Adolescent Development. He currently chairs the National Research
Council's Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention
Research for the National Academy of Science.
His honors include the Distinguished Fellow
Award ofthe Society for Public Health Education,
the Presidential Citation, the Scholar Award and
Distinguished Service Award of the Association
for the Advancement of Health Education, the
Distinguished Career Award of the American
Public Health Association and Honorary Fellow
ofthe American School Health Association.
Green's five-year appointment began July 1.
Graphic Design
Computer Graphics
Camera-Ready Art
"Serving UBC since 1986"
Call Bob Parker or Leza Macdonald
Phone 733-3739  Fax 733-4725
The Great Trekker
School of Social Work Mini
Hue and Gold Classic
Arts '20 Relay.
Dinner. SUB.
Open House. 6201 Cecil
football Game.
Registration Sept. 9
Ballroom; 6:30p.m.;
Green Park Road, 7 ■ 10-p.m.
rhunderbird Stadium,
until the day ofthe
$40.00, $25/students.
The School of Social Work is
Kickoff 7:30 p.m.;
race. University and
payable to AMS. This
>eing moved in 1992, so don't
rickets available from
community teams will
year's recipient of the
miss this opportunity to visit        Athletics; $5/adults, $3/
race from Vancouver
Great Trekker Award
Graham House! Contact
seniors & non-UBC
General Hospital to
is Rosemary Brown,
Marty Lund 666-1356.                students $1 (UBC
UBC in the famous
BSW'62, MSW'67,
students free )/ch ildren
Arts '20 Relay.
author, lecturer and
Agricultural Sciences
mder 12. UBC
Following the race.
politician. Rosemary is
Division Barbecue.                Thunderbirds vs.
there will be
currently the executive
MacMillan Building; 5:30
Manitoba Bisons. More
entertainment and a
director of MATCH
- 9:30p.m. For new
nfo, call 822-2531.
Dancake breakfast for
International Centre, a
students, undergrads,
acuity & alumni.
Geography Alumni
Opportunity for students
\lliance AGM.
Sursing Division
organization working
o meet & mingle with
Geography Building.
Homecoming Brunch.
with women in the 3rd
alumni already working in
Room 101;
6251 Cecil Green Park
World. Join us in
'ield. Contact: Shenton
11 a.m.: Meeting &
Road; 11:15a.m.; $10/
Tan (420-1756).
presentation of
person. The Nursing
Geography Alumnus of
Division invites alumni
Great Trek Remembered
he Year Award. 12
to a brunch where the
& Launch of the
noon; Geography
grads of 10 and 25 yean
P.E. & Recreation
Sherwood Lett Biography
Building : Barbecue.
ago will be recognized.
Mini Open House.
'His Life and Times."
1:30 p.m.; Geography
Please RSVP (822-
War Memorial Gym;
Cecil Green Park;                      Building, Room 101:
3313) and send cheques
IO a.m. - 4 p.m.
11:30a.m.; Great Trekkers       Guest speaker. For more
to the UBC Alumni
Contact: Kim McElroy
N/C. Others $10. Grads
nformation call Chris
Association. Contact:
(822-2505) or Barb
rom 1916 lo 1929 are               Tourneau (263-4775).
Ann-Shirley Goodell
Harvey (822-4452).
nvited to attend this annual
uncheon. A highlight of the
Pharmacy Alumni
event will be the launch of
School of Community
4th Annual
the official biography of
Challenge Broomball.
& Regional Planning
Professional Practice
^hief Justice Sherwood            Announcement on
Barbecue. Foyer,
Evening. Ballroom.
_j;tt, former president of the
answering machine at
Frederick Lasserre
UBC Faculty Club; 7 -
Alumni Association and
732-5180. Bring
Building; 2 - 5 p.m.
10p.m.; Admission
chancellor ofthe university.
donation for the food
Launch for the 1991 -91
free. Contact: Sunny
bank. Broomball between
Loo (432-1884 or 926-
*.E. & Recreation Tea
ilumni & undergrads.
Contact: Alan Artibise
6046) or Barb Schoen
Party. War Memorial Gym;
bllowed by an hour-long
(872-7270 or 875-4077).
7   9p.m.
family skate.
sponsored   hy
he   UBC   Alumni   Assoeitilion   1
The following reunions will he
1931—Class of 1931;
held this fall. For more
information, call the
1941—Class of 1941;
961—Civil Engineering;
981—Physical Education
Programmes Department at
1946—Applied Science;
the Alumni Association (604)
1951—Civil Engineering;
981—Elec. Engineering;
1951—Mech. Engineering;


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