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Math professor wins Steacie fellowship
Perkins
By GAVIN WILSON
UBC Mathematics Professor Edwin Perkins is one
of four outstanding scientists to win a 1992 E.W.R.
Steacie Memorial Fellowship
from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering
Research Council.
The Steacies
are Canada's
most prestigious
awards for
young researchers in science and engineering.
Perkins, 38, is one of Canada's top
mathematicians. He is considered the
most remarkable probablist of his generation and one of the leading mathematicians ia the field of probability
in the world today.
Probability is the mathematical
study of random phenomena. It is a
central tool in mathematical physics,
theoretical computer science and pure
mathematics, and provides a theoretical basis for the field of statistics.
UBC professors have won 11
Steacies since the award's inception
in 1964, more than any other Canadian university except the University
of Toronto, which has won 13.
The award of salary plus benefits offers winners the opportunity to focus on
research full-time, free from teaching and
administrative duties for up to two years.
A Steacie award also assists fellows in
securing additional research funding.
Perkins is internationally credited
with opening up the new field of
superprocesses or measured-value
diffusions, with ideas and techniques
that have been characterized as precise, delicate, deeply insightful and
extremely powerful.
His work describes the behavior of
these processes, which originate in
population genetics and describe the
distribution of ideal individuals (or
gene types) undergoing random reproduction (or mutations) and migration.
One ofthe central ideas in his work
is the mathematical formulation ofthe
main theme on evolutionary behavior
in Stephen Jay Gould's book on the
Burgess Shale, It's a Wonderful Life.
Perkins is a frequent collaborator
with other major researchers in the
field and his work is the object of
study at major probability centres
world-wide. He credits his colleague
and fellow probablist in the UBC math
department, John Walsh, with being a
major influence on his work.
Perkins was born in Toronto and
obtained his B.Sc. at the University of
Toronto in 1975, going to the Univer-
Photo by Media Services
Kate Tully, left, a fourth-year English honors student, receives the Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship
from Evelyn Lett, wife ofthe former chancellor, at a luncheon hosted by UBC President David Strangway.
Four other undergraduate students were also presented with major scholarships. See story, page 2.
sity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
to earn his Ph.D. in 1979.
He was a visiting lecturer and
NSERC university research fellow at
UBC before taking a post here as an
assistant professor in 1982. He became a full professor in 1989.
Perkins was an associate professor
at the Universite Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, in 1984 and a SERC
research fellow at Cambridge University in 1986-87.
Steacie Fellowship funding will
enable him to pursue collaborative
work at Cambridge, Carleton and
Cornell universities and in Marseille.
The other fellows for 1992 are
Gilles Brassard, a computer scientist
at the University of Montreal, Norman Dovichi, a chemist at the University of Alberta, and David Layzell, a
biologist at Queen's University. The
awards were presented at a ceremony
Jan. 14 in Ottawa.
The winners were selected from
submissions made by universities
across Canada. Final selection is made
by NSERC in consultation with the
Canadian and international research
community.
The fellowships are awarded in
memory of Edgar William Richard
Steacie, former president of the National Research Council.
NSERC is Canada's largest research granting agency, providing
more than $445 million this year to
support advanced research, train new
scientists and engineers and encourage collaboration between the academic and industrial sectors.
New research centre
studies entrepreneurship
By ABE HEFTER
Why do some business ventures
succeed and others fail?
It's one ofthe questions that will be
addressed by the newly created UBC
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research Centre, which was given
Inside
LEGAL LIBRARY TO GO:All
you need is a laptop computer to utilize a new legal database developed at UBC.
Page 2
ARTONCAMPUS: Art galleries at UBC are featured in
this issue's Around* About.
Page 3
BLAST OFF: UBC Experiments bead into outer space
on tbe space shuttle Discovery. Page 8
approval earlier this month by the UBC
Board of Governors.
"Social science research provides
us with few insights into the essence
of entrepreneurship, the environments
that foster the most successful entrepreneurial activities, and what role
government should play," said Commerce and Business Administration
Professor Raphael Amit, the centre's
director.
Venture capital firms — companies that provide expertise and funding for new business operations —
base their investment and deal-pricing
decisions largely on rules of thumb
with little or no theoretical justification, he explained.
"These firms are in need of a body
of knowledge on which to base their
decisions," he said.
Amit said that the unprecedented
growth in the formation of new ventures over the past decade has been the
source of the vast majority of newly
created jobs in this country. Unfortunately, he added, the failure rate of
new businesses is high.
What has compounded the prob
lem is the hesitation of venture capital
firms to make seed-stage investments
in new technology and service-oriented enterprises.
"The lack of start-up financing has
reached a critical stage in B.C.," said
Amit. "Job opportunities will be lost
if this province fails to develop a wide
range of knowledge-based companies."
Amit said that the need to move
quickly in this area will require the
swift dissemination of knowledge on
the part of the centre, which will be
housed in the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
Research done by UBC faculty
members, in collaboration with universities around the world, will be
made available through undergraduate and MBA entrepreneurship
courses, continuing education and
training, graduate study programs,
workshops, seminars and symposia.
Amit said the strong policy focus
of the centre should also be of great
assistance to government policy makers as they grapple with entrepreneurial
See CLUB on Page 2
Governors appointed
to Order of Canada
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Two members of UBC's Board of Governors were among the appointments to the Order of Canada made by Governor-General Ramon Hnatyshyn
on Jan. 6.
Arthur Hara, chairman of Mitsubishi Canada Ltd., and Asa Johal, founder
of Terminal Sawmills, were both named Officers ofthe Order of Canada.
Hara joined UBC's Board ofGovernors in 1988. He has had a distinguished career in business and maintained a lifelong interest in education and
cultural affairs. Past chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Hara is president
ofthe Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and was a director ofthe Council
on Canadian Unity.
He was presented with an honorary degree at UBC' s spring Congregation
ceremonies in 1990.
Johal, a prominent member of the Indo-Canadian community, has
devoted much of his life to the development of ethnic culture and
education. President of Terminal Sawmills and Terminal Planner Mills,
as well as president of the International Punjab Society of B.C., he has
made numerous contributions to UBC, providing fellowships in Asian
Studies and Forestry, and a graduate teaching assistantship in Punjabi and
Sikh Studies. He is a member of numerous associations, including the
Council of Forest Industries in B.C. and the North American Lumber
Wholesalers Association.
UBC music graduate and one of Canada's leading opera singers, Judith
Forst, was also appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Forst has performed with many opera companies and symphonies in North
America and abroad, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, L' Orchestra
de la Radio France, and the San Francisco Opera. She was named Canadian
Woman of the Year in 1978. Forst received an honorary degree at UBC's
recent fall Congregation ceremonies. 2    UBC REPORTS January 23.1992
Program puts legal library at fingertips
By CHARLES KER
At home, in the office or in court.
Lawyers may soon have instant
access to every case in Canada through
a computer program being developed
at UBC.
The FLEXICON (Fast Legal Expert Information Consultant) receives
cases on hard disc from the courts,
instantly produces a summary of each
and highlights relevant areas of law.
All this can then be copied onto compact disc.
As a single disc holds up to 400,000
pages of case material, lawyers could
use a laptop computer to potentially
call up any Canadian case anywhere,
anytime.
"The program is like the electric
car - ahead of its time," said computer
scientist Daphne Gelbart. "It allows
lawyers to quickly find and retrieve
relevant cases easily, cheaply and intelligently."
Gelbart and UBC Law Professor
J.C. Smith lead a team of seven computer programmers and legal experts
on campus at the UBC-IBM Law and
Computer Centre. They are currently
increasing the program's case capacity and processing speed with the aim
of marketing it within two years.
Smith said that with so much legal
information already on hand and so
much more generated daily, it just
isn't practical for lawyers
to hunt through texts themselves. However, he added
the legal profession is still
stuck in a paper world.
Law firms have traditionally subscribed to a
numberof services that provide printed volumes ofthe
latest cases and judgments.
And while there are on-line
computer systems which
can be used by modem on a
pay-per-minute basis, their
searches are slow and imprecise.
Smith suggests that
rather than receiving
monthly published reports
of cases, firms could update their own CD library
every two weeks through a
single service at minimal
cost. He added that all Canadian cases cited in
Canada since 1900 would
probably fit onto about 10
compact discs.
"We look at the lawyer and this
program as an integrated system," said
Smith. "The database can be seen as
an extension of a lawyer's own
memory of cases."
As new cases arrive from the courts
and are entered into the FLEXICON
Photo by Media Services
Daphne Gelbart uses FLEXICON system on laptop.
come up with a "case profile." Using a mouse and
menu, a search can be further narrowed using the
program's thesaurus and
synonym dictionaries.
Next, the program
comes up with a "search
profile" ranking pertinent
cases which can then be
called up individually on
the screen in full, or, summarized in a "flexnote".
One time-consuming
element in creating the
system is that older published cases still have to
be manually scanned from
print into electronic form
before they can be entered
into the database.
While FLEXICON is a
generic program which can
be adapted to any kind of
law, the centre has also
developed a series of "expert" computer systems focusing on common areas
database, the program automatically
breaks each case down into four areas:
legal concepts, facts, statutes and other
cases cited.
When searching for cases relevant
to a trial, lawyers simply type in terms
associated with each item group and
of litigation such as whiplash, nervous
shock, malicious prosecution, impaired
driving and loss of future earnings.
It was Smith's in-depth analysis of
legal structures which formed the basis for the centre's research in 1986.
He devised a database which dissects
nebulous rules of law so they can then
be directly related to the cold, hard
facts of a case.
"By breaking it down into a hundred little rules, you can turn a fuzzy
legal rule into a factual one," said
Smith. "That's what makes this form
of analysis so effective."
On the basis of factual information
supplied by the user, these expert systems determine possible causes of action, assess the likelihood of success
and display relevant cases that support
its predictions.
Smith and his colleagues are already at work upgrading the
FLEXICON program to have it give
advice much like the individual expert
systems.
The centre, located behind Brock
Hall, is an outgrowth of a research
project into artificial intelligence and
the law started six years ago with a $2
million grant from IBM.
Since 1989, the law and computer
centre has been funded by the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research
Council, the Law Foundation of B.C.
and the B.C. Science Council.
Along with its research component, the centre offers a course in legal
reasoning and artificial intelligence to
UBC law students. It also serves as the
focal point for graduate work in
artifical intelligence and law.
Club assists students
with new businesses
Continued from Page 1
and venture capital issues.
A range of other initiatives has also
been designed to complement the work
of the centre, including the UBC Entrepreneurship Club.
Fourth-year marketing student
Caroline Loui-Ying, club president,
said the club was established to provide students with assistance in starting a new business, networking opportunities and a forum to exchange
new venture ideas.
"We hope that the Vancouver business community will look to our association as a potential resource," she said.
Commerce and Businesss Administration Dean Michael Goldberg said
the centre will play a major role in the
faculty's continuing efforts to reach
out to B.C. and Canadian business
communities.
"This centre offers venture capital
Amit
researchers and
practitioners
the opportunity
to bring entrepreneurial issues to the forefront—to unite
theory with
practice," said
Goldberg.
"The issues
that relate to the
formation and growth of new enterprises in both independent and corporate settings will be rigorously researched and discussed."
The centre's initial seminar took place
January 20-22. The workshop led by
Amit, Professor Kenneth MacCrimmon
and Associate Dean Peter Frost, addressed
a wide range of issues that relate to the
development and management of new
business ventures.
Calling
all Authors!
Are you the author of a book
published between April 1991
and December 1991?
If so, we would like to hear
from you!
On March 10,1992
President David Strangway
and University Librarian
Ruth Patrick
are hosting the
2nd Annual Reception for
UBC Authors.
If you're a UBC author,
please contact
Isabel Pitfield,
Main Library
(822-8208).
Seniors' dental clinic
to be built at UBC
Five undergrads win scholarships
By GAVIN WILSON
Five UBC students have been
honored with major undergraduate
scholarships.
UBC President David Strangway
presented the scholarships, valued up
to $5,000, at a luncheon at the Faculty
Club earlier this month.
The winning students were:
Jeevan Deol and Kate Tully, both in
the Faculty of Arts; Todd Sankey
and Clark Wilson, both in the Faculty of Applied Science; and Lan
Yip, Faculty of Law.
Deol, a third-year arts student, is
the winner of the $5,000 C.K. Choi
Scholarship. He maintains top marks
in courses as diverse as medieval Hindi,
English and calculus and was also
cited for his considerable contribu
tions to furthering mutual understanding between Sikhs and other Canadians.
Todd Sankey, fourth-year engineering physics, is the winner of the
$5,000 John H. Mitchell Memorial
Scholarship. Sankey is active in
sports such as ball hockey and volleyball and trains as a triathlete while
maintaining a first-class average in
his studies. He is also active in his
church.
Kate Tully, fourth-year English
honors, is the winner of the $5,000
Sherwood LettMemorial Scholarship.
She has acted as a volunteer in the
African country of Liberia and has
also volunteered with autistic children, the Western Wilderness Committee, Kidney Foundation and Man
in Motion tour. As well, she is a
competitive rower.
Clark Wilson, architecture, is the
winner of the $3,500 Amy E. Sauder
Scholarship and the $ 1,500 Jean Craig
Smith Scholarship. He achieved the
highest academic average in his class
last year. Active in sports and drama,
he does volunteer work to fulfill the
recreational needs of disabled children.
Lan Yip, law, is the winner of the
$2,250 Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship. An accomplished pianist and a
published poet, Yip is also active in
sports such as figure skating and
hockey. She volunteers with the Law
Student Legal Advice Program and
the legal clinic at the Chinese Cultural
Centre.
By CONNIE FILLETTI
The University of British Columbia has entered into an agreement
with the federal government to establish a geriatric dental clinic serving
the veterans and senior citizens of
B.C.
Veterans Affairs Canada will contribute $650,000 — approximately
one-half the capital cost—to the new
facility, which will be constructed as
an addition to the UBC Dental Clinic
located on campus. The university
will match the federal government's
grant.
The clinic will be a multi-purpose research, teaching and dental
care facility. Its mandate includes
providing consultative services, regarding veterans' needs, to dentists
in the community, and dental care to
the veterans and senior citizens of
the province.
"The facility will serve as a major dental referral resource for veterans, as well as other senior
populations in the community and
province, with an emphasis on oral
cancer, facial pain, joint disorders
and dental management," said Dr.
Paul Robertson, dean of UBC's Faculty of Dentistry.
He added that the facility will
also provide a spectrum of educational programs in areas related to
geriatric dentistry, and will be a
productive environment for clinical
and basic research.
Dental services currently provided
by the Veterans Affairs Dental Clinic
at the Shaughnessy site of University
Hospital and by the UBC Dental Clinic
will be combined.
Veterans admitted to the
Shaughnessy site of University
Hospital will continue to receive
in-patient dental care after con-
Robertson
struction of the geriatric dental
clinic is complete. The new facility will serve veterans and
older adult out-patients from all
areas of the province.
"We are pleased to be part of this
project, especially because it will
result in improved dental care for
our veterans," said Gerald
Merrithew, minister of Veterans
Affairs Canada.
He added that veterans, in addition to being able to use their
dentist of choice in their own
communities, will also have priority access to this specialized
facility.
UBC President David Strangway
praised the joint venture, calling it a
true commitment to the care and quality of life of Canada's aging population.
Strangway, Merrithew and
Robertson will sign the capital contribution agreement Jan. 24.
The new clinic is expected to open
in January, 1993. UBC REPORTS January 23.1992       3
Teachers meet special needs of children
By CHARLES KER
Doug Lang had been an elementary school teacher for four years
before he met Kaare Dehard, a Grade
5 student blind from birth. That was
10 years ago.
Today, Lang specializes in helping students with little or no sight,
while his former student now runs a
computer shop a few miles from his
old school in Mission.
It was his experience with Dehard
that led Lang to take a correspondence course in braille and eventually
enrol in UBC's Faculty of Education
diploma program to teach children
with visual impairments.
Lang is one of 60 teachers in British Columbia who travel from school
to school catering to the special needs
of students with serious vision problems. In many cases, their ability to
talk and move is further restricted by
physical and mental illnesses such as
cerebral palsy or Down's syndrome.
Now in its 16th year, the diploma
program is the only full-time academic offering of its kind in Canada.
Since its introduction, the program
has boasted a 100 per cent employment rate with close to 150 graduates
working across Canada, as well as in
India and Australia.
The dozen certified teachers who
enrol each year take 15 units of
coursework combined with 15 weeks
of practical classroom experience and
graduate as "itinerant specialist teachers." They help students from preschool to Grade 12 adapt to blindness
by teaching braille, computer skills
and how to walk with a cane. They
also help teachers adjust in the classroom, liaise with parents at home and
supply students with technological
aids and reading materials with large
print.
Lang, who works with 10 students
in seven different schools in Surrey,
figures that he drives close to 800
kilometres a month.
"The whole goal of the job is to do
yourself out of ajob because there are
always more kids coming," he said.
"Success is measured by getting them
to the point where they can do things
for themselves."
The increased demand for special
needs teachers may soon result in
UBC's diploma programs for deaf
and hard of hearing students and those
with visual impairments being upgraded to Master's degrees.
Sally Rogow, director of the diploma program for the visually impaired and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and
Special Education, said there are
800 children in B.C. who are either
partially or totally blind. She added
that close to half of these children
also have additional disabilities such
as cerebral palsy or Down's syndrome.
According to Dr. James Jan, professor of Pediatric Neurology at the
B.C. Children's Hospital, the number
of visually impaired children in the
province has doubled in the last decade. Dr. Jan said for every 10,000
births, the number of babies born
with sight problems has risen from
Networks of Centres of
Excellence open doors
By CONNIE FILLETTI
UBC recognized the contribution
of the provincial government to the
Networks of Centres of Excellence
(NCE) Program at the university's new
NCE facilities on Jan. 20.
The Networks of Centres of Ex-
New academic
chairs created
The UBC Board of Governors
approved the creation of 14 new
academic chairs at its January meeting.
The chairs are Landscape and
Liveable Environment; Food Protection; Food Marketing; Alcan
Chair in Materials Process Engineering; Elizabeth Kenny McCann
Chair or Professorship in Nursing;
Marianne Koerner Chair in Brain
Diseases; Alcan Chair in
Neurosciences; Cardiology; CN.
Woodward Chair in Surgery; Chair
in Audiology and Speech Science;
Mark Park/Arthritis Society Chair
in Rheumatology; Harold
Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair
in Arthritic Diseases; Fisheries
Oceanography; and Gobind
Khorana Chair in Biological Chemistry.
In other business the board approved the establishment of a Centre for Applied Ethics within the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The board also designated the
period of October 11-17, 1992,
UBC Health Sciences Week.
cellence is a four-year, $240-million
program, announced by the federal
Ministry of State for Science and
Technology in October, 1989, to promote Canadian fundamental and long-
term applied research.
The government of British Columbia has committed $20 million over
four years from the Science and Technology Fund to provide infrastructure
support to the NCEs based in the province.
UBC, the national leader in three of
the centres, has received $34 million
in federal funding and $ 14.4 million in
provincial grants.
In total, 55 UBC researchers are
involved in 12 ofthe 15 NCEs, more
than any other Canadian university
participating in the program.
The centres headquartered in
UBC's facilities are: the Canadian
Bacterial Diseases Network; the Canadian Genetic Diseases Network; and
the Protein Engineering Network. Scientists from these and three other networks occupy laboratory space in the
building.
Selection ofthe Networks of Centres
of Excellence from more than 150 applicants was made by an international panel
comprising prominent members of the
scientific and medical communities.
"UBC is very appreciative of the
support from the provincial government," said Robert Miller, vice-president of research. "They are making it
possible to implement the programs
for which we successfully competed.
The high tech developments are good
for British Columbia."
Tom Perry, Minister of Advanced
Education, Training and Technology,
officiated at the Jan. 20th ceremonies.
four to eight due to improved medical
technology.
Says Jan: "Premature babies and
critically ill children with extensive
brain damage who would have died
10 years ago are being saved today."
There is a similar need for teachers
specialized in the area of hearing loss.
Assistant Professor Janet Jamieson
said there are currently approximately
40 vacancies in the B.C. school system for teachers of students who are
deaf and hard of hearing. Canada-
wide, there are about 10,000 chilren
between birth and 21 who are receiving special education services because
of hearing loss.
UBC's specialized program
dealing with education of deaf
students graduates between 12
and 15 teachers each year. It is
one of four such university programs in the country.
Professor Sally Rogow has worked with 12-year-old Irene Chu for more
than 10 years. Despite cerebral palsy and an acute vision problem, Irene
has learned to read and communicate using Morse code.
Jamieson expects enrolments will ti ves to teachers who return to school
increase in the coming years as for post-graduate work in special-
school districts start offering incen-       ized areas.
Around & About
Campus art treasures
By RON BURKE
Well, it's January again,
which means people
are filled with all
kinds of good intentions. Many people annually resolve to take in more of the local
arts; at UBC, there are excellent
opportunities all around us.
Traditional favorites include
Museum of Anthropology exhibits, Frederic Wood Theatre productions and concerts at the School of
Music's Recital Hall. But those are
by no means the only venues worthy of a visit.
Video Parodies at Fine Arts
Gallery
The current exhibition (to Feb. 8) at
the Fine Arts Gallery, located in the
basement of Main Library, is Mono-
dramas and Loops, by Vancouver artist
Stan Douglas. The Monodramas are
short, commercial length parodies of
the conventions of television. These
will be shown on video monitors in the
gallery, as well as being broadcast on
BCTV through to Feb. 5 during late
night hours. Admission to the gallery is
free.
Curator Scott Watson says the
Douglas exhibition is a good example of what the gallery is all about.
"Our mandate is to exhibit contemporary art with a strong focus
on Canada and art of our region,"
he says.
Watson suggests that because it
is a university gallery, there is an
expectation it will take risks and
emphasize intellectually challenging work.
"We are specifically mandated
not to follow fashion," he says,
"but at the same time we attempt to
make our projects accessible, so
that people can respond to them."
Watson looks forward to the gallery's scheduled late-'93 move to a
new building, which is currently in
the design stage. Construction of
the new gallery will be funded by a
generous contribution from the
Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation, with matching funds from the
provincial government.
Artful Dining at Faculty Club
You might be surprised to learn
that the newly renovated Faculty Club
has a very healthy art collection, composed mostly of works purchased in
the 1950s and '60s. Works by West
Coast artists Jack Shadbolt and Toni
Onley are currently displayed throughout the club.
In addition to his duties at the Fine
Arts Gallery, Watson chairs the Faculty Club's fine arts committee, which
is faced with the challenge of what to
do with all of the club's art.
The committee will make a recommendation to the club's board of
directors later this year on which
direction to take with the collection.
Options include expanding the collection now, staying with the existing
pieces, or selling off some of the
inventory to generate funds for future
art purchases.
Admission to the club is by membership only.
Student Art in AMS Gallery
During the academic year, the
Alma Mater Society's Art Gallery on
the main floor of the Student Union
Building features one-to-two week
exhibitions by (mostly UBC) students. The current line-up of student
works makes way for an exhibition of
pieces from the AMS collection, Feb.
16-29. The collection features contemporary Canadian works and is
overseen by a sub-committee ofthe
Student Administrative Commission.
"The shows are not just exhibitions of paintings," says AMS Facilities Manager Leslie Kanerva. "We
get everything from pottery to ceramic tile artwork to photography."
Students submit proposals to the
committee each spring for consideration, and Kanerva says virtually
all proposals are accepted.
"The committee tries not to edit
the proposals," she says. "The gallery
is open for all kinds of submissions."
Another upcoming highlight is
an exhibition of works by fourth-
year Fine Arts students, Mar. 15-
28. Admission to the gallery is free.
International Art at Asian
Centre
The glass showcases in the Asian
Centre's foyer currently feature
brightly colored ceremonial dolls
from the hill tribes of northeast
Thailand. The centre also houses a
multi-functional performance space
used for films, conferences, exhibits and cultural performances.
For example, last November the
centre hosted the Nizami festival, a
day-long event featuring the music, dance, literature and food of
Persia. Tentatively scheduled for
March are an Indonesia Day and a
kimono exhibition.
Admission to the centre is free.
Scott Watson in the UBC Fine Arts Gallery.
Photo by Media Services 4    UBCREPORTS January23.1992
January 27 -
February 8
MONDAY, JAN. 27   j
BC Cancer Research Seminar
Schedule Dependence In
Combined Modalities. Dr.
Robert F. Kallman, Therapeutic Radiology, Stanford
U. BC Cancer Research
Centre Lecture Theatre at
12pm. Call 877-6010.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Investigation Of A Powered Upper Limb
Orthosis. Carolyn Anglin, MASc student.
Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from
3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
6200/4350.
Astronomy Seminar
Galaxy Interactions And Radio Sources.
Dr. T.K. Menon, Geophysics/Astronomy.
Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267/6706.
Graduate Student Society
Video Night
Double bill: New York Stories/When Harry Met Sally.
Large screen, admission
free. Grad Centre Fireside
Lounge from 6-10pm. Call
822-3203.
TUESDAY, JAN. 28   |
Linguistics Colloquium
A Unified Theory Of Object Agreement.
Carol Georgopoulos, clinical associate
professor, Linguistics Program, U. of Utah.
Buchanan B220 at 11:30am. Call 822-
4256.
Women's Studies Centre
Lecture
Women And The Legal Profession In BC.
Joan Brockman, Criminology, SFU.
Scarfe 1005at 12:30pm. Call822-9171.
Financial Planning Seminar
Series
Financial Security. Tax-Smart Decisions
Now That Will Pay Off In The Future.
Garry Zlotnik/Stan Livingston, Zlotnick,
Lamb And Company. Sponsors: Faculty
Association/Centre For Continuing Education. Angus 104 from 12:30-1:20pm.
Call 222-5270.
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Botany Tuesday Seminar
Series
Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation In Flax. Dr. Alan G.
McHughen, Crop Science/Plant
Ecology, U. of Saskatchewan. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Asian Research Seminar
Legal Norms In The
Formation Of Contracts
In The People's Republic Of China/Taiwan.
Prof. Pitman Potter,
Law. Asian Centre 604
from 12:30-2pm.  Call 822-4688.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Probing Protein Structure/Function
With Unnatural Amino Acids. Dr.
Peter G. Schultz, Chemistry, U. of
California, Berkeley. Chemistry
250, South Block at 1pm. Call 822-
3266.
Philosophy/Economics Lecture
The Toxicity Of Environmentalism.
Prof. George Reisman, Economics,
School of Business/Management,
Pepperdine U. SUB Auditorium at
2:30pm. Question period follows.
Call 822-6273.
Medical Genetics Seminar
A Cluster Of CpG Islands in 10q11.2:
Implications For Cloning The Gene(s)
Responsible For Multiple Endocrine
Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2). Angie
Brooks-Wilson, PhD student, Medical
Genetics. IRC #1 from 4:30-5:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call 822-
5312.
Museum Of Anthropology
Identification Clinic
Identification/Conservation
Advice By MOA Curators/
Conservators For Objects
Of Any Kind. Admission
free. MOA Theatre Gallery at 7:30-8:30pm. Call
822-5087.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 |
Surgery Grand Rounds
Clinical And Experimental Treatment
Of The Injured Spinal Cord. Dr. Charles
H. Tator, professor/chair, Neurosurgery,
U. of Toronto; head, Neurosurgery,
Toronto Hospital. G.F. Strong Rehab.
Centre Auditorium at 7am. Call 875-
4136.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Complications Of Limb Salvage. Dr.
Christopher P. Beauchamp. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium from 7:30-8:30am. Call
875-4646.
Concert Series
Martin Berinbaum, trumpet; Barbara Hallam-Price,
organ. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Admission
$2. Call 822-5574.
Distinguished Medical Research Lecture
Blood Coagulation And
Hemophilia. Dr. Ross T.A.
MacGillivray, Biochemistry. IRC #6 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call Susan Mar-
lin at 822-4305.
Microbiology Seminar
Interactions Between Photosynthesis, Respiration And Nitrogen Assimilation. Dr. David H. Turpin, Botany.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Forestry Seminar
Old Growth Inventory And The Last
Unlogged Watershed. Andy MacKinnon,
Forest Sciences Branch, Ministry of Forests. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3553.
Seminar Announcement
Technology Transfer In Japanese Society. Dr. William K. Cummings, Harvard
Institute for International Development.
Sponsors: The Policy Centre And Social/
Educational Studies. Ponderosa Annex-
H 123 from 2:30-4pm. Call 822-2593/
5295.
Geography Colloquium
Creating The Second Cold War: Geopolitics And The Soviet Threat In The
1970s. Simon Dalby, Political Science, SFU. Geography 201 at
3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm.
Call 822-2985/2663.
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
The Attractor Of A Lattice Differential
Equation. Dr. Erik S. Van Vleck, Mathematics/Statistics, SFU. Math 104 at
3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
Neuroscience Retreat/Plenary
Lecture
Retreat:   IRC Lobby from
2-4:30pm. Lecture:
Dopaminergic Regulation
Of Cholinergic Neurons In
The Forebrain: New
Insights Provided By In
Vivo Microdialysis. Dr. H.C. Fibiger,
Neuroscience, Psychiatry. IRC #3 from
4:30-5:30pm. Call Dr. P. Reiner at 822-
7948.
[THURSDAY, JAN.3CJ1
Pharmacology Seminar
Substrate Regulation Of Lipoprotein
Lipase In Isolated Cardiac Myocytes.
Dr. Brian Rodrigues, Pharmacology/
Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences.
IRC #5 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call
822-2575.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Series
Role In Groundwater Management.
Elizabeth Hill, Parmetrix (Seattle),
Technical Consultants. GeoSciences
330A at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the Grad Lounge (308). Call
822-2449.
Students For Forestry Awareness
Speaker Series. Role Of Forestry In
Managing For Carbon Cycling.
Patrick Moore, BC Carbon Project.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 731-2613.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology
Research Seminar
Evaluation Of Fetal Cells In Maternal
Blood. Dr. R. Douglas Wilson, assistant professor, Medical Genetics,
Obstetrics/Gynaecology. Grace Hospital 2N35 from 1-2:30pm. Call 875-
2334.
Statistics Seminar
Design Of Spatial Experiments. Prof.
V. Fedorov, Academy of Sciences,
Moscow. Angus 223 at 4pm. Call
822-4997/2234.
Physics Colloquium
Dark Matter. Lawrence
Krauss, Physics, Yale U.
Hennings201 at4pm. Call
822-3853.
j"     FRIDAY, JAN. 31     |
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Rounds
Prevention Of Post-Operative Pain: Less
Stress For Patient And Physician. Dr.
Paul Kliffer, Obstetrics/Gynaecology.
Shaughnessy Hospital Theatre D308 at
8am. Call 875-3108.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Spectrum Of Erythema Multiforme. Dr.
Julie Prendeville, Head, Dermatology;
assistant professor, Paediatrics. G.F.
Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-
2118.
Student Health Outreach Panel
Presentation
Living With HIV/AIDS.
Speakers: People With
Aids (PWA). SUB Auditorium from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-4858.
Biotechnology Seminar
Modelling And Simulation Of
Recausticizing Plant. Lijun Wang, graduate student, Chemical Engineering.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
822-3238.
Concert Series
UBC Symphony Orchestra. Jesse Read,
conductor. Old Auditorium at 8pm. Call
822-5574.
Graduate Student Society Folk
Music Concert
Hazel Moats. No cover.
Grad Centre Fireside
Loungefrom8-11pm. Call
822-3203.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1  \     r
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Too Hot To Handle: The ^
Story Of Cold Fusion. Dr.
Frank Close, head, Theory ^
Division, Rutherton
Appleton Laboratory, Oxford. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
|      SUNDAY, FEB. 2     j     «.
The Museum Of Anthropology
Sunday Afternoon
Musick For Severall Friends: Odhecaton
AndThe Renaissance Improvisatory Tra-       ^
dition.    Lisa Carwell, soprano; Trevor
Tunnacliffe and Pat Unruh, both, viola de       m
gamba; Jon Walick, lute. MOA Theatre
Gallery from 2:30-3:15pm. Call 822-5087.
MONDAY, FEB. 3    \    „
Mechanical Engineering ""
Seminars
Tool Wear In Milling with Orisunmbola
Oyawoye; Ship Motion Calibration, David
Howard. Both, MASc students. Civil/
Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30- -<
4:30pm. Refreshments provided. Call
822-6200/4350. *
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
Construction Of Optimal Feedback Controls. Dr. John D.L. Rowland, postdoctoral
fellow, Imperial College, London, England. Math 104 at 3:45pm. Call 822-
4584.
Astronomy Seminar
The       Low-Resolution       Imaging
Spectrograph For The Keck Telescope.
Dr. J.B. Oke, Caltech.  Geophysics/As-    _^
tronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:45pm.
Call 822-2267/6706. *
Graduate Student Society
Video Night
Double bill: The Icicle Thief/
Open City.  Large screen,    ~"*
admission.    Grad Centre
Fireside Lounge from 6-
10pm. Call 822-3203.
;     TU ESDAY, FEB. 4   |
Faculty Women's Club General
Meeting
Voices/Images of Our Past. Laurenda
Daniells, retired archivist, Special Collections. Cecil Green Park at 9:30am. Reservations required; babysitting available.
Call 222-1983.
Financial Planning Seminar
Series
Stock Market Investment In The 90s.
Nancy McKinstry, Odium Brown Limited. Sponsors: Faculty Association,
Centre For Continuing Education. Angus 104 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 222-
5270.
Botany Tuesday Seminar
Series
Evolutionary Diversification Of The
Baccate Hawaiian Lobelioideae
(Campanulaceae). Dr. Tom Lamners,
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133. UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
DRAFT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
PREAMBLE:
"From their beginnings, universities have
accepted the responsibility for preserving
and advancing formal knowledge.   The
University of British Columbia has shared
~ this responsibility since its founding. Now
,, with the development of a knowledge-intensive society, the crucial function of the university to preserve and extend our stock of
knowledge grows ever more challenging."
-SecondtoNone, the UBC Mission Statement
"      The University is a forum for critical dis-
- cussion and debate and a locus of unbiased
inquiry. It is responsible for advancing and
disseminating knowledge. It is important to
retain the public's trust and confidence in
order to play such a role.
—     The University expects each of its mem-
_ bers - faculty and staff - to act ethically and
with integrity.   Among these obligations,
members acting on the University's behalf
must avoid ethical, legal, financial or other
conflicts of interest.
POLICY STATEMENT:
Conflict of interest is a breach of an
obligation to the University that has the effect
or intention of advancing one's own interest
orthe interests of others in a way detrimental
to the interests or potentially harmful to the
-*• integrity or fundamental mission of the Uni-
v > versity. Conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest must be avoided.
Cases fall into three categories: those
which require disclosure, those which also
require prior approval and those which are
_„ prohibited. Since the possibilities for conflict
of interest are almost limitless and cannot all
■ * be covered in procedures, members are
expected to conduct themselves at all times
with the highest ethical standards in a manner which will bear the closest scrutiny, and
are responsible for seeking guidance from
!~* the appropriate source before embarking on
r, activities which might be questionable.
This policy is meant to protect both the
irxJiVtiualandtheiristitution. Membersshould
take the initiative in disclosing conflicts or
potential conflicts of interest.   This is an
essential first step. Disclosure is important
in dealing with situations in which there may
< * be differing judgements about whether a
conflict exists or in which it is not clear if the
appropriate action is to refrain from the
activity or to seek prior approval.
Guidelines have been developed about
t- the acceptability of certain activities in the
\j, following areas: extra-university activities,
[   financial and non-financial benefits, confidential information, favouritism in employment, scholarly activity, purchasing and selling activities, teaching, and external relations.
Rigorous application of the guidelines is
important. It is expected that administrative
heads of units and persons exercising significant authority will take immediate and
appropriate action when they becomeaware
of violations.
With appreciation forthe work of the initial
advisory group:
Philip Bryden, representing:
Law
Jerry Coombs, representing:
UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
January 15, 1992
Dear Colleagues:
I urge you to review the following draft policy and procedures on conflict of
interest. They are at an early stage of development and your advice on them will greatly
assist in further revisions.
While a number of UBC policies touch on conflict of interest issues, they are not
coordinated and do not address the broad range of topics of concern to UBC and its faculty
and staff members. Bringing these matters together in a policy statement with comprehensive
procedures to support it will increase consistency across campus, provide formal records
where needed, and provide protection for both individuals and UBC. This draft is intended
to replace existing policies PeB-7 (Honoraria Paid from Research Contracts and from Other
Funding Agreements to Members of Faculty), PeB-8 (Honoraria to Full-Time Members of
Faculty from University Funds), PeB-9 (Faculty and Staff Contracting Work with the
University), PeB-16 (Outside Professional Activities), PeB-20 (Grant Funds - Nepotism),
PeB-25 (Monies Deposited in University Accounts by Members of Faculty), and PeB-26
(Honoraria in Specific Purpose of Sponsored Research Accounts).
Substantial consultation was used in developing the initial drafts, and I would like to
take this opportunity now to thank those who served on the nine committees charged with
preparing the initial drafts. Your suggestions for further improvements will be most helpful
if received before the end of February. Please address submissions to Libby Nason. Provost's
Assistant c/o the President's Office.
Yours sincerely,
^<^>>^U
r~>v
David W. Strangway
President
Education
Mike Hartwick, representing:
VP Administration & Finance
Michael McDonald, representing:
Arts/Graduate Studies
Bertie McClean, representing:
VP Academic & Finance
Bernie Sheehan, representing:
VP Student & Academic Services
Vince Sweeney, representing:
Medicine
PROCEDURES:
(a)   EXTRA-UNIVERSITY
ACTIVITIES
1. Fu'i-time appointments involve a year-
round (except for the vacation period) commitment to teaching, research, service, support activities, and participation in the life of
the University.
While classes are in session, faculty
members normally will be assigned formal
teaching duties. They are expected to
supervise graduate students or engage in
other teaching activities as required and
carry out scholarly activity all year. During
parts of the academic year when full teaching duties are not assigned or University
service requirements are diminished, the
faculty member's scholarly or professional
activities are expected to increase through
research, field work, writing or studying.
Similarly, for those full-time staff members who support the yearly academic cycle
with a resulting varied workload, it is expected that planning and preparation or
other activities will fully engage them over
the course of the year.
2. Outside professional activities are extra-University activities which involve the
same kind of specialized skills and knowledge that the faculty or staff member practices in the employ of the University, and are
at the cutting edge of the field or discipline,
not merely involving the routine/standard
practice of a profession. Activities such as
volunteer work, community work and the
running of businesses not related to work
done at the University are normally not
considered outside professional activities.
3. The University recognizes that the
competence and effectiveness of faculty
and staff may be enhanced by their participation in certain kinds of outside professional activities. For example, they can
contribute to the professional development
of the individual through the acquisition of
new skills, external contexts and techniques
or provide additional opportunity for application of knowledge to practical situations, and
thus increase the individual's effectiveness
in teaching, research, service and support
endeavours.
4. Furthermore, such participation frequently advances the purposeof the University in serving the needs of the larger community which it is a part through fostering the
transfer and application of knowledge.
5. Yet, extra-University activities may
produce consequences that are not to be
measured merely in terms of hours ex
pended. The distraction of non-University
occupations, the expenditure of emotional
energies, the obligations contingent on accepting external fees and salaries may all
interfere in the proper discharge of the primary University duties.
6. The essential principle of the University's policy on outside commitments to tasks
outside the responsibilities of faculty or staff
members to the University - that is their
responsibilities to students, the discipline,
colleagues, service and support - must be
such that their University responsibilities are
completely satisfied.
7. Faculty members shall disclose in
writing the extent, nature, and timing of all
outside professional activities to the administrative head of their unit so that the individual's obligations and the extent of those
obligations to outside organizations are
known by the University.
8. Prior written approval of the University
(granted by the administrative head of the
unit) shall be required in the following cases:
(i) when University services and facilities
will be used for outside professional
activities, except when such uses are
already provided for in existing regulations of the University, Faculty or Department (such as approved secretarial assistance for a faculty member editing a
journal); this approval shall be given only
if appropriate arrangements for such
uses and for their payment (including
reimbursement at fair rates for labour,
materials, equipment and space) are
made;
(ii) when rescheduling of activities (e.g.
classes or office hours) will result;
(iii) when the total outside professional
activity for a faculty member in any one
year becomes substantial, that is, more
than an accumulated 26 days per year,
exclusive of vacation period;
(iv) when a faculty member will be off
campus for a period of 30 consecutive
days (excluding holidays);
(v) when outside professional activities
are increased during a period of study
leave;
(vi) whenever a member of staff wishes
to engage in an outside professional
activity during normal hours of work.
9. Subject to approval by the President,
Departments or Faculties may formulate
their own definition of "substantial" and formulate more detailed procedures on outside
professional activities, consistent with these
university-wide procedures, concerning the
distinction between paid and unpaid professional activity, participation in continuing
education courses, the procedures for reporting outside professional activities, and
other matters.
10. Activities of a non-professional nature
(such as running a business, or performing
voluntary or community work), which do not
enhance the competence and effectiveness
of faculty and staff members in their work at
the University, must neither interfere in any
way with their full commitment of time and
energy to the University nor use any resources of the University.
USE OF UBC'S NAME
Members of the University community
may express their opinions outside the University with the same freedom as other
citizens. Such expressions are solely the
responsibility of the individual, and the University assumes no responsibility for them, UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
DRAFT POLICY AND PROCEDURES - CONFLICT OF  INTEREST
except for statements issued on behalf of
the University by those so authorized to act
by the University administration.
With appreciation for the work of the initial
advisory group:
Patricia Ariin, representing:
Education
Jerome Atrens, representing:
Law
David Barrett, representing:
Forestry
Michael Blades, representing:
Peter Frost, representing:
Commerce & Business Administration
Philip Hill, representing:
Applied Science
Bertie McClean, representing:
VP Academic & Provost
Tim Miner, representing:
VP Administration & Finance
Bill Webber, representing:
VP Academic & Provost
(b) FINANCIAL AND NON-
FINANCIAL GAIN
1. Acceptance of gifts, entertainment,
travel, and services for personal use from
people or companies who do business with
the University could impede the objectivity of
faculty and staff members and create a
conflicting obligation to that person or company contrary to the obligation of faculty and
staff members to UBC.
For this reason, it is incumbent on the
individual faculty or staff member to initiate a
discussion with the administrative head of
the unit whenever the individual is about to
be offered gifts, entertainment, travel, or
services so that the issues surrounding
obligation may be completely disclosed and
approval obtained before a personal benefit
is received. Administrative heads of units, in
considering requests, will take into consideration the source, value, purpose and frequency of offering in assessing the case.
Any potential detriment to the University
which is identified should be grounfe for
denial of the request.
2. A conflict of interest appears to exist
when faculty and staff members take part in
decisions to transact UBC business with a
company in which they have a material
interest. Therefore, the responsibility rests
with individuals to disclose whenever they
have influence over a decision about a
proposed contract between UBC and a
company in which they have substantial
holdings and to withdraw from the UBC
decision-making process.
3. UBC equipment, materials, supplies
and services are for University use and not
forthe personal useof members of faculty or
staff.
It is normally not acceptable for a department to permit the casual borrowing of
commonplace equipment. However, if borrowing is permitted, it must not impede the
operation of UBC functions in any way and
the head of the administrative unit determines in advance the amount of charge,
taking into account depreciation, to be applied as a rental.
UBC owns many pieces of large-scale,
specialized equipment not available elsewhere in the province. As a service to the
community, use of this equipment may be
arranged at the administrative unif s discretion, provided that such use does not interfere with the activities for which the equipment was acquired, that appropriate supervision of the use of the equipment is arranged, that the borrower purchase insurance (not only for the physical asset during
the period of the loan but also for liability for
the equipment's operation, naming UBC on
its policy as an additional insured), and that
rental is charged at established rates (taking
into account depreciation and rates reflective of the value of the equipment's use).
4. Many faculty and staff members are
remunerated for consultation in their professions, and to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest, should refrain from soliciting
clients for private practice through connections at the University. This applies not only
to government agencies, privatecompanies
and the public, but also to students and
fellow members of faculty and staff. For
example, a perception on the part of a
student that he/she is being coerced/exploited through referral for assistance could
be of detriment to UBC and the student.
Student requests to their instructors/advisors for professional service should be referred to other experts. When such requests
are of a nature such that the instructor/
advisor believes he or she should provide
thfe professional service, this should only be
done after discussion of the matter with the
administrative head of the unit to further
explore alternate sources. Only in exceptional cases should the referral be retained
by the instructor/advisor.
With appreciation for the work of the initial
advisory group:
Bob Blake, representing:
Science
George Eaton, representing:
Agricultural Science
Peter Frost, representing:
Commerce & Business Administration
Bob Hindmarch, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Ken Kush, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Bertie McClean, representing:
v7ce President Academic & Provost
Chuck Rooney, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
Jack Saddler, representing:
Forestry
Stephen Salzberg, representing:
Law
Terry Sumner, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
(c)   CONFIDENTIAL
INFORMATION
(i) While an important function of a university isdissemination of knowledge and transfer of information, there are situations when
certain information is confidential. Confidential information is that which a reasonable
person would wish to keep private and that
which might be injurious to the University or
an individual if released. Confidential and
sensitive information about the affairs of the
University within the knowledge of members
of faculty and staff is not to be disclosed to
others.
Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to, most personnel
matters, matters relating to a studenf s performance and status, and donor information. For instance, personal information
such as earnings, address, marital status,
social insurance number, etc. about any
employee of the University may not be
released to enquirers by either the Department of Human Resources or by any other
University department, faculty or school,
without prior written authorization from the
individual employee in question. Likewise,
no such or similar information about a student may be released to inquirers without his
or her prior written authorization. Furthermore, certain aspects of University financial
information, including sales, purchases, funding, tenders, real estate transactions and
financial planning is both confidential and
sensitive.
At the University, many committees
are charged with responsibilities for, or at
times involved in discussing, confidential
and sensitive matters. Faculty and staff
members participating on such committees are alerted to the importance of
maintaining the confidentiality of details
of the discussion and decisions made.
Examples include personnel committees
involved in the selection or appointment
of candidates for employment, in decisions relating to promotion, tenure, and
salary adjustment, committees involved
in the academ ic assessment of students,
and administrative committees dealing
with such matters as financial management and control, procurement and tendering, the selection of architects, etc.
Theresponsibilityformaintainingtnecon-
fidentiality of information of documents includes the responsibility for ensuring, as far
as is reasonable and practicable, that such
information or documents are not directly or
indirectly made available to unauthorized
persons.
(ii) DIRECTORSHIPS AND MEMBERSHIPS IN BOARDS
While there are many benefits to be
gained by both the individual and UBC
from a faculty or staff member's active
involvement in community service activities, there is also the concern that such
activity could conflict with a faculty or
staff member's obligations to the University.
A faculty or staff member approached to
serve as a member of a board, whether of a
for-profit, charitable, or advocacy organization, must obtain the approval of his or her
department head and dean (or vice president in the case of a non-departmentalized
faculty or administrative department) if such
service has the potential to affect performance of the job for which the member is
employed. In granting approval, consideration will be given to the interests of the
University, as well as to benefit that might
accrue to the individual and outside organization from such membership. If there is
potential for detriment to the University,
approval will not normally be given. Unless
appointed as a representative of the University, and recognized and recorded as such
by the University, a faculty or staff member
serving on the board of an outside organization does so as in his or her individual
capacity.
(iii) INSIDER KNOWLEDGE
Unless the individual has proprietary rights,
it is deemed to be unprofessional conduct
and therefore not permitted to make use of
knowledge gained through employment at
UBC which is not generally available to the
public for non-University purposes or investments. It is also inappropriate to use for
personal gain privileged information acquired
as a result of a faculty or staff member's
University-supported activities.
With appreciation for the work of the initial
advisory group:
John Chase, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
Don Farquhar, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Dorothy Finnigan, representing:
v?ce President External Affairs
Brian Holl, representing:
Agricultural Science
Bertie McClean, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
Tae Oum, representing:
Commerce & Business Administration
Ruth Warick, representing:
V7ce President Student & Academic Services
Bob Will, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
(d)    FAVOURITISM IN
EMPLOYMENT
The employment policies of many organizations proscribe the employment of members of the same family or require some form
of independent approval where such conflicts of interest occur. The problem of this
approach is to define as familial all the
personal relationships that could lead to
preferential treatment in the hiring of particular individuals. As an example, the hiring of
a next door neighbour or a fellow club
member, for that reason alone, may be just
as unfair and damaging to an organization's
reputation and public image as the hiring of
a member of the same family in similar
circumstances.
Therefore, the University takes every
precaution to guard against favouritism of
every kind in hiring. Faculty and staff mem-
bersmust be scrupulously fair and honest in
ensuring that positions are well advertised
and that appointments are offered always to
the best-qualified available candidates. In
so doing, however, the University acknowledges that, occasionally and in unique circumstances, there are cases in which, to
fulfil the mission of the University, potential
conflicts of interest may arise.
When a faculty or staff member is in a
position to influence personnel decisions
(such as the recruitment, offer of employment, evaluation of performance, promotion, granting of tenure, or termination of
employment) with respect to another with
whom the faculty or staff member has a
relationship which might reasonably be
construed as a conflict or potential conflict of
interest, then thefaculty or staff member has
a duty to disclose the situation to the administrative head of the unit.
In selection decisions, the administrative
head of the unit has the responsibility of
deciding whether approval will be given to
make an offer of employment. Among other
considerations, the administrative head
should seek assurance that a reasonable
search has been made, taking into account
the nature ofthe workto be done and thatthe
applicant is the best available candidate for
the job.
Normally, faculty and staff members are
expected to avoid apparent and actual conflict of interest situations by not participating
in the decision-making process with respect
to the other person. For example, a faculty
member is required to withdraw from a
departmental committee charged with evaluating the other person's case for tenure or
promotion.
There are, however, cases in which this
is not possible, such as that of a researcher
who employs a research assistant on a
grant. If, in such a situation, the faculty or
staff member and/or administrative head of
unit deem that a disclosed potential conflict
of interest may warrant monitoring rather
than avoidance, the administrative head will
consult with the Associate Vice President
Human Resources and/or Associate Vice
President Academic, as appropriate, who
will determine procedures to be followed to
ensure the systematic monitoring of the
potential conflict of interest throughout the
period of employment. The process by
which monitoring occurs shall be consistent,
fair, unbiased and documented in order to
protect both the individual(s) and the University and will normally include events such as
recruitment, offer of employment, performance evaluation, tenure, promotion, discipline and termination of employment.
A record of each case will be documented
and kept on file in the office ofthe appropriate
Associate Vice President for the duration of
the employment and in accordance with
legislated requirements governing employ- UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
DRAFT POLICY AND PROCEDURES - CONFLICT OF  INTEREST
ment records. Each record must contain a
signed statement of agreement between
the individual(s) and the University which
permits the University to: release information concerning the process used to monitor
the potential conflict of interest: and, with the
written permission of the individuai(s) for
whom there is a potential conflict of interest,
release information concerning the substantive elements of the case.
Members of faculty and staff will be asked
to review their current relations with other
employees atthe University and to disclose
any potential conflicts of interest which might
presently exist to the administrative head of
their unit.
With appreciation for the work of the initial
advisory group:
Rae Baudouin, representing:
Arts
Elizabeth Bongie, representing:
Arts
Frank Eastham, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
Carol Gibson, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Tony Hickling, representing:
Law
Bertie McClean, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
Jim Sherrill, representing:
Education
Bill Webber, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
Larry Weiler, representing:
Science
(e)   SCHOLARLY
ACTIVITIES
Since members ofthe university community build on each other's research, creative
and professional work of distinction, they are
mutually dependent on the honesty and
care with which they conduct such work and
report results. Members^an foster an
environment characterized^^penness of
communications and intero^bendence of
thought and work by promoting honesty and
appropriate ethical research behavior, and
by discouraging misconduct, unethical
behavior and irresponsible research, creative or professional work.
Conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of researriVcreati^professicirialworkcan
take many forms. In addition, the University's
ccHTimrtmenttoliaisewith industry and transfer
technology will often result in arrangements
which are potential conflicts of interest.
To protect the University, faculty, staff
and students, full disclosure in advance of
any potential conflict of interest and, where
appropriate advance approval, is necessary. Any memberof the University community with a potential conflict of interest such
as those described below shall disclose in
writing the details to the administrative head
of the unit in which they work, with a copy to
the next level up and the Vice President
Research.
The following categories illustrate the
range of situations which faculty and
staff members should recognize as potential conflicts of interest and are not an
exhaustive list of all types of conflict of
interest situations in the areas of research and industry liaison.
SERVICE AS A REFEREE: Since the
academic community relies heavily on peer
review for evaluation of research, an ethical
burden falls on the shoulders of referees. In
the role of referee, the researcher could
attempt to take advantage of the knowledge
gained through the review processes associated with research proposals to agencies
and submissions to journals and other publications.
For example...
• It could be a conflict of interest if
research applications and reports are
not handled expeditiously, and the content of such applications and reports not
treated confidentially and honestly.
• Use of applications and reports for
purposes other than the review is considered a conflict of interest.
ETHICAL TRADITIONS OF THE DISCIPLINE: On certain matters, members of
a discipline or field of study may have vested
interests that correspond to the interests of
a researcher who is under review which are
conflicts of interest in the adjudication of
ethical issues. As leaders in their fields,
members of the University community are
expected to offer their expertise; however,
when the University is investigating allegations of possible unethical conduct arising
internally, the views of scholars withavested
interest should be balanced with views from
outside the field or discipline.
For example...
• It could be considered a conflict of
interest for the issues surrounding the
sacrifice of animals in various situations,
such as teaching laboratories for first
year courses or in research of great
potential to alleviate severe human suffering, to be decided solely by researchers who use animals in their work.
RECOGNITION OF SCHOLARSHIP:
It is unethical and not acceptable to fail to
give proper recognition to any reliance on
the ideas, work or assistance of others, or to
fail to obtain prior permission for the use of
work done or results obtained by others.
INDEPENDENCE IN CHOOSING LICENSEES: There are a variety of possible
avenues from which UBC can choose for
licensing a discovery or invention, such as a
new company established for the specific
purpose of bringing the invention to market
or an existing company in British Columbia
or of international origin. Often the choice is
directed to a company which can best market the invention/discovery and has the
capability to commercialize the product with
wide dissemination. The importance of
transfer not only of the patent but also the
know-how is recognized as essential to the
success of the venture. In making these
decisions, the issue of personal gain of the
researcher must be addressed. This requires the complete disclosure on the part of
the researcher about involvement with companies under consideration, as the royalties
awarded through the license will be adjusted
to take into consideration any company
holdings of the researcher.
BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT: A member of the faculty or staff is considered to
have a potential conflict of interest if, in
dealings with the University, the best inter-
estsof the University could be compromised
in the personal interest of the faculty or staff
member or in the interests of an external
company or agency in which the individual
has a significant interest. "Significant interest' implies that, as a result of affiliation with
an outside organization (formal or informal),
the individual can influence that organization's decisions to the detriment of UBC.
Examples of significant interest that could
lead to this situation include but are not
limited to:
• Share position
• Directorship
• Managerial position (paid or unpaid)
• Consulting relationship
For example...
•A company in financial difficulty owes
UBC money for a cooperative research
program; a UBC employee with a significant interest in the company could take
part in a decision to pay creditors other
than UBC.
•A UBC graduate student supervised by
a UBC faculty member who has a significant interest in a company works on a
project of interest to the company is
asked to assign his or her intellectual
property to the company without disclosure to UBC.
•A UBC faculty member has a significant
interest in a company and through the
activity utilizes intellectual property to
which students, UBC staff or other faculty members have made substantial
contributions without recognition orcom-
pensation to the other individuals.
• Supervising faculty or staff members
use University students or staff on University time to carry out work on behalf of
a company in which they have a significant interest.
•University resources, space or facilities
are used by a faculty or staff member to
benefit a private concern in which the
individual has a significant interest.
• Charges for use of the University's
specialized laboratories or equipment
which are differential for outsider organizations, may lead to allegations of
favoritism.
With appreciation for the work of the initial
advisory group:
Kellogg Booth, representing:
Graduate Studies
Don Brunette, representing:
Dentistry
Frank Curzon, representing:
Science
Hermann Dommel, representing:
Applied Science
J. Evan Kreider, representing:
Arts
Jack Leigh, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Bertie McClean, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
Jim Murray, representing:
Vice President Research
Steve Ryan, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
Brent Skura, representing:
Agricultural Sciences
Rick Spratley, representing:
Vice President Research
PAYMENT OF HONORARIA (replaces
PeB-7, PeB-8, Peb-25, and PeB-26)
1. Honoraria to full-time members of
faculty or staff for services rendered to
departments other than departments of
which they are members, will normally
not be granted if the payment comes
from University funds. In exceptional
cases, payment of such honoraria may
be allowed, subject to the approval of the
appropriate Deans, the Office ofthe President and the Board of Governors.
The above ruling does not apply to honoraria paid to full-time members of faculty or
staff from funds specifically provided for the
purpose (e.g. stipends for extra-sessional
and continuing education teaching).
2. Research contracts between the
University and contracting agencies involving honoraria paid to members of
faculty or staff shall be approved by the
Office of the President (Research Administration) only on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty, with the
approval of the Head of the Department.
If so recommended, the Research Administrator is authorized to sign such
contracts on behalf of the University,
provided that the total of all honoraria
paid to the faculty or staff member from
all sources (contracts, grants, etc.) does
not exceed $10,000 during the appointment year (July 1 to June 30).
3. Proposals for research contracts
which involve honoraria to a faculty mem
ber in excess of $10,000 as defined in
item #2 above shall be forwarded by the
Dean of the Faculty to the Vice President
Academic & Provost for consideration.
4. The Research Administrator shall forward to the Vice President Academic &
Provost at the end of each month a list of all
research contracts which involve honoraria
to members of faculty.
5. Faculty and staff members are to
select the method of receiving an honorarium from the following options in advance
of any payment being made:
(a) Honoraria may be accepted for an
individual's personal use and are then to be
considered as income, are included in the
individual's T4 slip for income tax purposes,
and are paid through the Payroll Section of
the Department of Financial Services. The
procedure for initiating this payment is:
(i) A memo requesting payment, indicating its purpose and the account number
to be charged, signed for approval by
both the administrative head of the unit
and one additional level above, is sentto
Faculty Records in the Office of the Vice
President Academic & Provost. When a
payment is to be made by another Faculty, the signatures of both deans are
required.
(ii) Payments may be requested in
monthly instalments or in one or more
lump sums.
(b) Faculty or staff members may decline
the honorarium for personal use, but may
wish to use it for research, for a donation to
the University or for other University activities. A member may also direct monies
received for consulting or other professional
fees to a University account. The individual
makes a written request for a separate
account to be established, approved by the
Director or Head and Dean (Dean only in
non-departmentalized Faculties and Director and Vice President for in non-academic
units).
For accounts to be used to promote
research, the authority is the Research Administrator. For accounts to be used for any
other University activities, the auttority is the
Vice President Administration ana Finance.
In all cases, a description of the purpose of
the account must accompany requests for
these transfers. The request is approved by
the Department Head and the Dean. Signing authority is in the name of a person senior
to the grantee. Expenditures from such
accounts are consistent with regulations
concerning University accounts. In particular, these accounts shall not be used, directly
or indirectly, for expenditures that provide
personal or private benefits to the donor orto
any other person.
With appreciation forthe work of the initial
advisory group:
Kellogg Booth, representing:
Graduate Studies
Don Brunette, representing:
Dentistry
Frank Curzon, representing:
Science
Hermann Dommel, representing:
Applied Science
Evan Kreider, representing:
Arts
Jack Leigh, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Bertie McClean, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
Jim Murray, representing:
Vice President Research
Steve Ryan, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
Brent Skura, representing:
Agricultural Sciences
Rick Spratley, representing:
Vice President Research UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
DRAFT POLICY AND PROCEDURES - CONFLICT OF INTEREST
(f)    PURCHASING/
SELLING PROCEDURES
The University's approach to avoiding
conflicts of interest in purchasing and selling
is to deal at arm's length with suppliers and
customers by appointing agents authorized
to make decisions on purchasing and selling
who are separate from units and individuals
standing to benefit from the purchase/sale.
PURCHASING
Two objectives of the University's purchasing policy are:
• to ensure that the University's immediate and continuing requirements for
materials, equipment and services are
achieved at optimum value. Optimum
value in purchasing can be defined as
"the delivery of the right good and/or
service to the right place, atthe right time
and at the right price."
• to ensure that all purchasing activities
are conducted with the highest level of
integrity, in full compliance with the law
and relevant University policies.
University-vendor relationships are important for
• ensuring the long-term procurement of
goods and services of reliable quality
and value;
•ensuring that ourfunds are being spent
wisely to enhance our position relative to
other public institutions for government
funding and fund-raising;
•encouragirigverKtorstxihaveccfTfidence
inasystem which provides equal opportunity to all vendors, without favouritism.
To avoid conflicts and perceptions of
conflicts of interest in relationships between
vendors and members of the  University
community, the University has put into place
a system of designated agents who operate
at arm's length with vendors. For example:
•Purchasing Departmentfor equipment,
supplies and services
• Bookstore for bookstore merchandise
and services
• Library for books and library materials
• Campus Planning and Development
for design and construction contracts
•Other areas designated by the Director
of Purchasing as decentralized purchasing offices, eg. Food Services for food
commodities whose signing authorities
are established under a signing bylaw of
the Board of Governors.
All acquisitions or contracts above the
minimum dollar value established in the
Purchasing Policy will be developed through
the public tendering or competitive bidding
process. Exceptions may be approved by
the Director of Purchasing or appropriate
vice president if special requirements (eg.
small value contracts for creative work)
would make the competitive bidding process detrimental to the University.
All faculty and staff members who have
clecisiorHTiaking authority or who are in a
position to influence a decision about a pur-
chase or contract must disclose in writing any
personal material interest in a prospective
vendortothe Director of Purchasing (or Director of the Bookstore, University Ubrarian, Director of Campus Planning, etc. as appropriate) and withdraw from the decisionmaking
process, if that is deemed appropriate.
In order to obtain the best possible value for
the University dollar, specifications should be
ooristmctedinasgenericawaypossible. This
win avoid the appearance of tailor-making a
purchase request to favour a particular supplier. Itisertfrelyappropriatetospecifyconsid-
erations relevant to the purchase, such as the
quality of service expected, delivery time, and
method and timing of billing.
SELLING
University relationships with its clients/
customers are important for maintaining the
public perception that the University pro
vides good value for the consumer's dollar,
competes fairly with other suppliers of comparable goods and services, and deals equitably with all its client/customer groups.
To avoid conflicts of interest in relationships between clients/customers and members of the University community, the University has designated the Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility as agent, responsible for disposal of all surplus furniture and
equipment. Many units on campus sell
products and services to on-campus and
off-campus clientele, such as Food Services, the Bookstore, Student Housing and
Conference Centre, Athletic Facilities, the
Library, Media Services, UBC Press, Biomedical Communications, continuing education programs of various Faculties, and
many other departments in accordance with
sound retail principles and controls established under the supervision of the Department of Internal Audit.
Any transfer of specialized equipment to
a faculty member who has resigned from
UBC must have the authorization ofthe Vice
President Research, upon the recommendation of the dean. In arriving at a decision,
consideration should be given to possible
alternate uses/needs for that equipment at
UBC, its value, the method of cost recovery
and any potential use to UBC at its proposed
new location.
A conflict is considered to exist whenever
a personal consideration, benefit or material
interestcould potentially interfere withoptimizing
the dollar return to UBC on its goods or
services sold. For this reason, the establishment of prices at fair market value and the
dissemination of information about the avail-
ai^lityforsaieofgooclsarxlservicesareaitical.
All faculty and staff members who have
decisbn-making authority or who are in a
position to influence a decision about a sale
must disclose any personal material interest
in the transaction to the vice president to
whom their department reports, copying
administrative heads and/or deans, and
withdraw from the sale process if deemed
appropriate.
With appreciation for the work of the initial
advisory group:
Keith Bowler, representing:
VP Administration & Finance
Debbie Harvie, representing:
VP Administration & Finance
Michael Kelly, representing:
VP Student & Academic Services
Bertie McClean, representing:
VP Academic & Provost
Peter Milroy, representing:
VP Student & Academic Services
Ron Reid, representing:
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mary Risebrough, representing:
VP Student & Academic Services
Christine Samson, representing:
VP Administration & Finance
Ann Turner, representing:
VP Student & Academic Services
Don Wehrung, representing:
Commerce & Business Administration
(g)   TEACHING
1. University teachers should avoid clear
conflicts of interest which may impede or
compromise their responsibility to instruct
and evaluate students in a fair and effective
manner.
2. Where there is uncertainty about the
existence of a conflict of interest, or about
how to avoid it, it is the responsibility of the
teacherconcemedtoseekconsultationwith
the administrative head of unit.
EXAMPLES:
The examples below are intended to
assist members of the University community in identifying and avoiding potential con
flicts of interest. They are illustrative of the
range of issues which concern teaching and
are by no means all-inclusive.
(i)Students enrolled in courses of teachers who know them in an extra-University
context (eg. relative, friend, acquaintance):
• A conflict of interest could appear to
exist even if the applicant is not a relative
of a person influential for admission to
the university, a faculty, school, department, program or course. For instance,
during the admission process, the child
ofadecision-makerforagrantjngagency
could apply to a course for which a
faculty member has responsibility for
admission decisions. If the faculty member is, or could be, in the position of
applying for a grant from the same
agency, then it would be expected that
the faculty member would consult on the
matter with the administrative head of
the department before deciding on the
admission of the student, to avoid any
appearance of conflict.
• When a close personal relationship be-
tweenateacherandastuderrtwhichmight
appear to compromise the objectivity of
the teacher develops, it is the responsibility
of the teacher to disclose the matter to the
administrative head of the unit and to
cooperate with measuresforavoidanceof
the conflict of interest that the administrative head considers appropriate.
• When avoidance of apparent conflict of
interest would be unfairto a student (e.g.
because a particular course is required
for their program), administrative heads
of units should make arrangements for
independent evaluation of the student's
work and address perceptions other
students may have regarding fairness
and impartiality, as appropriate, for the
protection of the student, the teacher
and the University.
(ii) Apparent exploitation of students to be
avoided:
• engaging students to perform services
of any kind for the teacher where there is
an apprehension that failure to comply
will result in a biased evaluation.;
• failure to give proper recognition to any
reliance on the ideas, work or assistance
of students or failure to obtain, where
appropriate, prior permission for the use of
work done or results obtained by students;
• use of students as human subjects in
experiments where there is a reasonable apprehension that to refuse will
affect their academic standing;
• excessive assignment of medical students to routine clinical service duties for
which payment is received from the
Medical Services Association by a hospital or supervising physician;
•student employmentbyafaculty-owned
company;
• providing students to local employers
under the guise of cooperative education when such situations do not enhance the students' educational experience through opportunities to acquire/
apply/test knowledge.
(iii) Concerns about personal financial
benefit when dealing with students:
• the selection of textbooks and other
instructional aids for the course based
solely on the personal benefit to the
teacher;
•the sale of lecture notes ata profit by the
instructor rather than through the Bookstore or Departmental Office;
• the acceptance of money from a student
for tutoring by a faculty member or the
acceptance of money or significant gifts
from any student or potential student;
• the conferring of money, privileges or
benefits upon students with whom the
teacher has an extra-University connection.  An example of this would be to
choose, from the student body, a relative
to be a research assistant (see also
group 5's work on favouritism).
With appreciation forthe work of the initial
advisory group:
Peter Boothroy, representing:
Graduate Studies
Jack Diamond, representing:
Phamaceutical Sciences
Keith Farquhar, representing:
Law
Bertie McClean, representing:
VP Academic & Provost
Bob Morford, representing:
Education
Gordon Page, representing:
Health Science Coordinator
Gaylea Wong, representing:
VP Academic & Student Services
(h)   FUNDRAISING
1. Although interest from UBC's external
community about the teaching and research
programs is welcome, decisions concerning
the academe affairs of the University will be
made through the appropriate, established
bodies and authorities, and not be solely
responsive to external pressures. The aca-
ctemicclecisicfi-makingprocessisestablished
in part to ensure that there is sufficient academic rationale for activities undertaken. For
anenctowmenttobeeslablishedforacademic
purposes (eg. scholarship, chair, professorship, centre), approval must be obtained by
both Senate arid the Board of Governors.
2. Solicitation activities are cleared with
and all donations are coordinated through
the Development Office staff who are assigned to campus units. This approach
creates an arm's length relationship between the donor and members of the University community who have an interest, be
it personal or professional, in the donation. It
also ensures relationships between donors
and the University community are optimal,
avoids duplication and enhances the potential for fundraising.
3. The DevetopmentOffice is responsible
for prospect research and clearance, therefore being knowledgeable about the donor
before acceptance of gifts, to prevent as far
as possible the embarrassment related to
sources unacceptable tothe University. See
"UBC Guide to Development and Fund-
Raising", Section C.
4. It is unacceptable for University representatives to confer any special treatment
on donors in the normal academic functions
of the University, such as admissions,
progress of students and honorary degrees.
5. Donors to particular research programs who request withholding publication
of results will be offered the same conditions
as provided for research contracts.
With appreciation for the work ofthe initial
advisory group:
David Edgington, representing:
Arts
Janis Hamilton, representing:
Vice President External Affairs
Mike Hartwick, representing:
Vice President Administration & Finance
Heather Keate, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Bertie McClean, representing:
Vice President Academic & Provost
Andy Mular, representing:
Applied Science
Mary Stott, representing:
Vice President Student & Academic Services
Tony Voon, representing:
Medicine
Don Wehrung, representing:
Commerce UBC REPORTS January 23.1992       5
January 27
February 8
Statistics Seminar
The Use of Historical Control Data In
Bioassay For Carcinogens. Prof. R.
Smythe, George Washington U., Washington, DC. Angus 223 at 4pm. Call 822-
4997/2234.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Mouse Genetics: What
Can It Teach Us About
Atherosclerosis? Renee
Le Boeuf, PhD, Medicine,
U. ofWashington, Seattle.
IRC #1 from 4:30-5:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call 822-5312.
WEDNESDAY.
Forestry Seminar
The Role Of The University Of Northern
British Columbia In Forestry. Prof.
Geoffrey R. Weiler, president, U. of Northern British Columbia. MacMillan 166 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3553.
Geography Colloquium
North To The Future: The Development
Of Health Care And Post-Secondary Educational Services In Northern Regions.
Geoffrey Weiler, president, U. of Northern
British Columbia. Geography 201 at
3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call
822-2985/2663.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concert Series
Lawrence Cherney, oboe;
Eric Wilson, violoncello;
Ed Norman, piano. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2. Call 822-
5574.
Microbiology Seminar
Studies On The E. Coli F41 Adhesin.
Pete Lutwyche, Chemistry/Pathology.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-3308.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Orthopaedic Engineering Research.
Chair: Dr. Robert W. McGraw: Speaker:
Dr. Michael Askew, Akron, OH. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium from 7:30-8:30am. Call
875-4646.
THURSDAY, FE
m        Pharmacology Seminar
Two Dimensional Protein Gel
Electrophoresis: Application To Cystic
Fibrosis Airway Studies. Dr. Michael
Bridges, Pharmacology/Therapeutics,
Medicine. IRC #5from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Call 822-2575.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Series
"Ice" Beneath The Deep Sea: Studies of
Methane Hydrate Layers Beneath The
Continental Slope - A Possible Factor In
Global Climate. Roy Hyndman, Pacific
Geoscience Centre. GeoSciences 330A
at 12:30pm. Refreshments, Grad Lounge.
Call 822-2449.
Students For Forestry Awareness
Speaker Series. Wildlife
Diversity In Old Growth And
Second Growth Coastal
Forests. Dale Seip, Wildlife Ecologist, Ministry of
Forests. MacMillan 166
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 731-2613.
Physics Colloquium
TBA.   Hennings 201 at 4pm.  Call 822-
3853.
"HIDAY, FEB. 7
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Biotechnology Seminar
Electro-Bleaching Of Pulp. Hong-
Liang Hu, graduate student, Chemical Engineering. ChemEngineering
206 at 3:30pm.   Call 822-3238.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
ifF";'l?!
west
Stron
2118
Latest Advances In Otitis Media. Dr. Heinz F.
Eichenwald, William
Buchanan Professor of
Paediatrics, Paediatrics, U. ofTexas, South-
Medical School, Dallas. G.F.
g Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-
II,
Botany Friday Seminar Series
The Role Of Proteasome In Disease,
Seed Germination And Stress Tolerance. Dr. Ladislav Malek, Biology,
Lakehead U., Thunder Bay, ON.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm.   Call 822-2133.
Classics Lecture
Women And The Family In Late Antiquity.
Averil Cameron, professor, Late Antique/
Byzantine Studies, U. of London.
Buchanan A205 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
2889.
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1   " .   If !l = ' l:litlH!!lll«H«IIIIHI*HIIIISII!IIRI1IIIHIIIIIllji
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
The Integrated Circus:
The New Right And The
Restructuring Of Global
Markets. Dean Patricia
Marchak, Arts. IRC #2
at 8:15pm. Call 822-
3131.
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UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from World Population
Problems to Family Coping With Chronic
Illness? More than 300 topics to choose
from. Call 822-6167 (24-hr. ans. machine).
Hort Club Orchid
\\\ Sale
' |' Cymbidiums, Den-
t i. drobiums, Miltonia And
'. Coelogyne, $5-$15.
Tuesdays and Thurs-
until the end of February or
quantities last. Greenhouse,
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Graduate Student Society
Nominations For GSS Executive Positions, Jan. 31-Feb. 14. Grad Centre Front Office.   Call 822-3203.
Language Programs Conversational Classes
Spanish Immersion Program in
Cuernavaca, Mexico, Mar. 2-20. Call
222-5227.
Dorothy Somerset Studio
Performance
Goodnight Desdimona,
Goodmorning Juliet by
Anne Marie MacDonald, directed by Edel Walsh. Jan.
29-Feb. 1 at 8pm. Admission $6. For reservations
call 822-2678.
Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12pm-5pm on. Free admission. Main Library. Call 822-
2759.
Museum Of Anthropology
Exhibition
Eulachon: A Fish To Cure Humanity.
MOA Gallery 5, Feb. 5-May 24, during
Museum hours. Call 822-5087.
Executive Programmes
Business seminars, Jan. 27-28: Effective
Grievance Handling, $795; Jan. 28-30:
Do-lt-Yourself Marketing Research, $795.
Call 822-8400.
Statistical Consulting/Research Laboratory
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.
Dentistry Treatment Program
Participants with no natural teeth of
their own are needed for a complete
denture treatment. Patients accepted will be treated during Feb.-
May/92. Call Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm, at
822-5668.
Student Health Outreach
Intimacy In The 90s: Reality, Risk
And Responsibility. Jan. 29-31.
Sponsored by Student Health
Outreach, Women Students' Office/
Student Counselling/Campus Ministry. SUB Main Concourse from
10:30am-2pm.   Call 822-4858.
Weight Problems?
Women Students' Office is sponsoring a Support Group every Thursday, Jan. 16-Mar. 26 (exc. Feb. 20).
Brock Hall 261 from 4-6pm. Call
822-2415.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
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'I'll'J 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. Wright or Nancy Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Drug Research Study
Volunteers required for
Genital Herpes Treatment Study. Sponsor-
ng physician: Dr.
Stephen Sacks, Medicine/Infectious Dis-
Call 822-7565.
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-
7708.
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-
7708.
Counselling Psychology
Research Study
Clerical Workers—explore your stress coping skills. Clerical/secretarial staff needed to
participate in a study
which involves completion of one questionnaire a month for
three months. Call Karen Flood at
822-9199.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement
planning needed for an 8-week Retirement Preparation seminar. Call
Sara Cornish in Counselling Psychology at 931-5052.
Personality Study
Volunteers aged 30 or more needed
to complete a personality questionnaire. Required, 2 visits, about 3
hours total. Participants receive a
free personality assessment and a
$20 stipend. Call Janice in Dr.
Livesley's office, Psychiatry,
Detwiller 2N2, 822-7895.
PMS Research Study
Volunteers needed for a
study of an investigational
medication to treat PMS.
Call Doug Keller, Psychiatry, University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site at 822-
7318.
Dermatology Acne Study
Volunteers between 14-35 years with
moderate facial acne needed for 4
visits during a three month period.
Honorarium paid. Call Sherry at 874-
6181.
Sun-Damaged Skin Study
Participants needed between ages of 35-
70 for 9 visits over 36 weeks. Have not
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Eczema Study
Volunteers 12 years of age or older needed
for 4 visits over a three week period.
Honorarium paid. Call Sherry in Dermatology at 874-6181.
Memory/Aging Study
Participants between the ages of 35-
45 years or 65 and over needed for
study examining qualitative changes
in memory. Kenny 1220. Call Paul
Schmidt in Psychology at 822-2140.
Stress/Blood Pressure Study
Learn how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology
at 822-3800.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
Every Wednesday, 12-3pm.
Tent Rentals. Depts. save
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Student Volunteers
Find an interesting and challenging volunteer job with Volunteer Connections,
UBC Placement Services, Brock 307. Call
822-9268.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room M311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical Education and
Recreation through the John M. Buchanan
Fitness and Research Centre. Students
$25, others $30. Call 822-4356.
Faculty/Staff Badminton Club
Fridaysfrom6:30-9:30pm in
Gym A of the Robert
Osborne Centre. Cost is
$15 plus library card. Call
Bernard at 822-6809 or 731 -
9966.
Botanical Garden
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Men's swim team pursues first title in 30 years
By ABE HEFTER
In a quietly efficient, almost business-like manner—much like the
demeanor ofthe man who guides it—
the UBC men's swim team continues
on its quest for a first national championship in almost 30 years.
On Feb. 7-9 in Victoria, UBC
swimmers, coached by Tom
Johnson, will take to the pool at
the Canada West conference
championships. It will be the
final opportunity for the men to
qualify for individual spots at the
national Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union (CIAU) championships in Montreal in March.
It will also be the final opportunity for UBC women to qualify.
The UBC women are the defending Canada West champs and won
the CIAU title in 1984-85 and again
in 1985-86. However the men
haven't won a CIAU crown since
the inaugural 1964-
65 season. Johnson
said although the
women will be
hard-pressed to repeat as Canada
West champions after losing some key
performers going
into this season, the
men are strong contenders to come
away with the
CIAU championship.
'There is a lot of
strength on this
men's team right
now," said Johnson,
who is in his second
year as coach.
"Veterans
Turlough O' Hare and Kevin Draxi nger,
for example, are swimming extremely
say we're the team
to beat."
O'Hare and
Draxinger helped
lead the men to victory earlier this
month over the University of Calgary,
the CIAU champions nine of the past
10 seasons. O'Hare,
Draxinger, and Ron
Page each won three
events, while Anne
Barnes, Carmen
Boudreau and Sally
Gilbert each won two
events to lead the
women to an equally
convincing win.
Johnson said although theupcoming
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Team coach Tom Johnson feels ihe men's team is a strong contender.
the CIAU championships, it's important
to keep the Victoria meet in perspective to
avoid peaking tcx> early.
"There's no doubt the Canada
West championships are crucial
for those still trying to qualify.
But for our front-line swimmers,
the Victoria meet has to be viewed
essentially as a stepping stone to
the nationals."
Johnson said some universities tend
to get too pumped up for the conference championships and not have anything left when the nationals roll around.
Discipline, according to Johnson, is the
key to keeping your feet on the ground
— or in the water, as the case may be.
"Reaching CIAU standards is a big
achievement, but our swimmers will
have to do more in Montreal," said
Johnson.
"Nothing less than seasonal
best performances at the nationals will do."
Rings on trees tell volumes
on old growth forests
By ABE HEFTER
Graduate student Andre Arsenault
is literally going around in circles
trying to map out the evolution of
old-growth forests.
By meticulously counting tree
rings and analysing the rate of
growth, a procedure known as
dendro-chronology, Arsenaultand
Botany Professor Gary Bradfield
hope to understand the natural
forces that come into play in old-
growth forests.
"Landscapes in British Colum
bia feature a diverse pattern of
ecosystems and a variety of ecological processes," said Arsenault.
"However, relatively little is
known about the influence of natural disturbances on the development of these ecosystems."
Arsenault said in order to develop
resource management guidelines that
maintain landscape biodiversity, it's
important to understand the natural disturbance patterns that affect o Id-growth
forests.
This past summer, Arsenault
mapped out the natural disturbances of a half-hectare site of
Western hemlock and redcedar on
Vancouver Island. By counting
the rings on dead trees from the
area — in addition to noting tree
size, species and location —
Arsenault has been able to determine the forces of nature that were
at work around each farlen tree.
"It's a bit like detective work,"
he said.
When a large tree falls down, a
ripple effect is created. More light
Intimacy program addresses
many aspects of relationships
By CONNIE FILLETTI
The realities, risks and responsibilities of intimacy in the '90s will be
the focus of a three-day Student
Health Outreach Program at UBC Jan. 29-
31.
The program is
designed to motivate
students to achieve
and maintain healthy
relationships, said
Margaret Johnston, the
university's student
health outreach nurse.
It is a co-operative initiative among several
campus student service offices, led by Student Health and including the Women Students' Office, the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, the
Sexual Harrassment
Office and the UBC
Chaplains.
Program events will
address the physical,
emotional, intellectual, social and
spiritual dimensions of wellness, she
added.
"This approach to well-being will
help with the development of the
whole person," Johnston explained.
"We tend to think that sexual expression is the only form of intimacy, but
this program stresses a broader con-
INTIMACY IN THE '90s
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
January 29 -31
10:30 am to 2 pm SUB Concourse
Displays and information booths staffed by representatives
from various off-campus agencies including Planned Parenthood and AIDS Vancouver
January 30
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm SUB Conversation Pit
An open forum dealing with ethics and relationships moderated
by Rev. Brad Newcombe, UBC Chaplains
January 31
12:20 pm to 1:30 pm SUB Auditorium
A panel presentation on living with HIV and AIDS with
speakers from the People With AIDS Society
text of what a meaningful relationship
involves, such as honesty, trust and
communication."
Featured in the program are an
open forum on ethics in relationships
and a panel presentation on living
with HIV and AIDS.
Displays and information booths
in the SUB concourse by various
off-campus agencies
such as Planned Parenthood, AIDS Vancouver, and People
With AIDS are also
planned.
In conjunction with
Intimacy in the '90s, a
series of workshops
has been developed by
the student service offices participating in
the program, and will
be offered to students
in residence on campus.
Workshop topics
include:  choosing  a
nurturing   partner;
theological perspectives on the Bible,
human sexuality and
relationships; coping
with a student partner; surviving a relationship break-up; contraception;
sexually-transmitted disease; and
communication in relationships.
For more  information,  call
822-4858.
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can penetrate that particular area,
resulting in, among other things,
changes in the soil's nutrient composition and wildlife patterns in
the surrounding area.
Arsenault said all of this information can be determined by the characteristics of the rings in each tree.
"This information can teach us
how to grow trees more effectively and perhaps enable forest
managers to recreate characteristics of old-growth forests in second-growth stands."
In this day of space-age technology and computer wizardry,
Arsenault does his work the old-
fashioned way:   by hand.    He's
currently in the process of manually counting the rings from 600
cross-sections, with more to come.
Next summer he plans to investigate old-growth stands in the
Capilano watershed.
'The surface of each cross-section
must be cut and sanded to a fine-furniture finish. Otherwise, it's almost impossible to analyse the rings."
The rings are counted in 10-
year increments. It took him one
hour to count the rings in one
particular Western yew that was
438 years old.
"The forest is an open book,"
he said. "And each tree has its
own story to tell."
Photo by Abe Hcftcr
Andre Arsenault examines tree rings as part of a study ofthe effects of natural
disturbances on old-growth trees. UBC REPORTS January 23,1992       7
People
Glover on Agricultural Land Commission
Julie Glover, associate director of UBC's
Centre for Human Settlements (CHS), has been
appointed to the Agricultural Land Commission.
The commission is
charged with regulating
the use of farmland across
the province. Glover's
term started in December and runs for one year.
Glover was program
director at the Centre for
Continuing Education prior to joining the
Centre for Human Settlements in April 1990.
She oversees the co-ordination of professional
programs for planners and municipal officials
at the CHS.
Nicolas Jaeger, assistant professor in the
Department of Electrical Engineering, has been
appointed to the Electronics and Communications Peer Review Committee of the Science
Council of B.C.
Jaeger is also the director of UBC's Centre for
Advanced Technology in Microelectronics.
Science Council committee members are selected for the leadership they exhibit in their institutional, industrial and geographic communities. They
help to determine council policy and direction.
The council's mandate is to identify and
promote opportunities for the economic development of B.C. and to enhance the quality of life
in the province through innovative applications
of science and technology.
Diane Kent, director of Information Systems
Management at UBC, has been elected secretary-treasurer of CAUSE, the Association for
the Management of Information Technology in
Higher Education.
Election ofthe CAUSE board executive took
place during the association's annual conference, held Dec. 3-6 in Anaheim, Ca. More than
1,200 higher education information technology
professionals met to explore the conference
theme, "Twenty years of managing change:
visions for the future."
CAUSE membership includes 2,650 individuals representing 977 institutions of higher
education in Canada, the United States and
other countries.
Dr. Lome Sullivan has been appointed
head ofthe Division of Urology in the Faculty
of Medicine.
Sullivan received his MD from the University of Saskatchewan in 1962, and underwent
residency training in UBC's Urology program
after his internship.
Sullivan joined the UBC faculty in 1970
after completing studies at the Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Institute in New York, the
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and
the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.
He has served as president ofthe Canadian
Urological Association and the Canadian
Academy of Urological Surgeons. Sullivan is
currently the president of the western section
of the American Urological Association.
Sullivan's research has focused on clinical
studies in genitourinary cancer.
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Book uses Hollywood to teach management
By ABE HEFTER
At times over the past three years,
Associate Dean Peter Frost has felt
more like a movie critic than a Commerce and Business Administration
professor.
That's because Frost and two colleagues have spent hundreds of hours
reviewing films for a unique teaching
tool that combines movie videos and
reading material.
It's the first time in North America
that film clips have been formally used as
the central focus of a series of exercises in
a university-level text on management
and organizational behavior.
Frost, along with Todd Jick of
Harvard University and Robert Marx
of the University of Massachusetts,
has written Management Live! The
Video Book. The book comes with
several complete films on video, including Charlie Chaplin's Modern
Times, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest, and Broadcast News.
It also includes a set of video excerpts taken from television shows
such as 60 Minutes.
Frost said the book is written
around a series of short movie clips
that look at management and organizational behavior in a way that students can relate to.
Forexample, aclipfeaturing the struggle between R.P. McMurphy, played by
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The acting talents of William Hurt and Holly Hunter in the film Broadcast News play a key role in a unique
series of written exercises on management and organizational behavior.
Jack Nicholson, and Nurse Ratched,
played by Louise Fletcher, in the film
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, forms
part ofthe chapter on power and politics.
In Modern Times. Chaplin's plight
is used to describe how an employee's
creativity and dignity can be killed by
an organization.
The Broadcast News clip demon
strates the interaction of human and
technical aspects in an organization.
Frost stressed the use of video in
teaching is not new and isn't meant to
replace the written word or critical
thought.
"We are teaching a television generation," he said.
"Students today, for better or
worse, are video literate. These strategically positioned movie clips enable students to get a picture of some
of the complexities of organizational
life in a way they might not get through
reading alone."
The project, three years in the
making, was set into motion following an exhaustive effort to find an
interested publisher. Frost said it has
been well received by academics and
students across North America.
"The videos bring a greater variety
of images and stories to the classroom
and act as a catalyst for discussion," he
said. "Students can relate to the characters in the film clips and more fully
comprehend the issues that affect the
principles of management.
"The next stage in teaching with this
medium may be to combine video images from di fferent films or presentations
in a way that they can be played off
against each other to communicate some
of the more complex and contradictory
aspects of a working environment."
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Strong UBC presence on space shuttle mission
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Two UBC research experiments
are being conducted aboard the space
shuttle Discovery during NASA's first
International Microgravity Laboratory
(IML-1) mission which was scheduled to be launched Jan. 22.
UBC's experiments will
focus on back pain in
astronauts and the
separation of
cells and molecules from
complex
mixtures,
a process
known as
phase partitioning.
Dr. Peter Wing,
head of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospital,
Shaughnessy site, and
principal investigator of the
back pain study, said he suspected
weightlessness was responsible for the
fact that more than two-thirds of all
astronauts have experienced back pain
during spaceflight.
Some astronauts have reported
height increases up to seven centimetres in the absence of gravity, which
may be responsible for muscle spasms,
tension on back joints, increased pressure in discs, or stretching ofthe spinal
cord and nerves.
Phase partitioning will be studied
as a way of separating different kinds
of molecules and cells out of complex
mixtures of substances.
Principal investigator of
the experiment. Dr.
Donald Brooks,
said that the ultimate objective
is to increase
the purity of
the separated cells.
Brooks,
who holds
a dual appointment
in UBC's
departments
of Chemistry
and Pathology,
added that phase
partitioning will be of
interest to medical researchers, particularly as it applies to separation and purification of cells, for use in
transplants and treatment of disease.
A small roundworm, genetically
designed by UBC researchers, will
also take its first trip into space aboard
the Discovery.
The worms will be exposed to cosmic ray particles in an experiment
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developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. They
will then be examined for mutations
and other genetic damage caused by
the quantity and type of cosmic ray
particles.
Ann Rose, a professor of Medical
Genetics and prinipal investigator of
the UBC research team that developed
the strain of roundworm, hopes to
create a tool kit forthe study of genetie
material, as a result ofthe experiment.
"Such a kit may lead to a greater-
understanding of normal human development and an understanding of
genetic disease," Rose said.
Each of the six Canadian experiments will focus on the complicated
range of human responses to the
weightless environment of space, particularly those ofthe nervous system.
The UBC studies are two of 43
experiments being carried out for researchers around the world by nine
astronauts, including Canada's first
woman in space, Roberta Bondar.
As a payload specialist on the mission, she will conduct life and material
science experiments during the seven-
day tlight.
NASA formally accepted Canada's
proposal to include six space physiology experiments on IML-1 in 1988.
Bondar was one of two Canadian astronauts nominated by the Canadian
Space Agency to participate in the
IML-1 experiments.
Canadian astronaut Ken Money will
serve as an alternate payload specialist on
the ground, providing the link between
astronauts in the shuttle and principal
investigators ofthe experiments.
Both Bondar and Money have been
members of the Canadian Astronaut
Program since 1983.
Construction
Brock Hall/Student Services Building...will
consolidate into one building; the Registrar's
Office, Awards and Financial Aid, Student
Housing and Conferences, Disability Resource
Centre and the Rick Hansen National Fellow
program. Construction is expected to be
complete by 1992/06.
David Lam Management Research Centre...will
include a new Research and Placement Centre,
Library, Conference area and a new "Bus Stop"
cafe. Construction will be complete by 1992/02.
First Nations Longhouse...will incorporate
teaching and study space in an environment that
reflects the culture and heritage of the First
Nations people. Construction has started across
from the Geography Building and will continue
through to its completion in mid-1992. Look
forward to architectural achievement!
Ritsumeikan/UBC House...adjacent to Totem
Park Residence will house 200 students - 100
each from UBC and Ritsumeikan University in
Kyoto, Japan. This unique cultural exchange
already underway will be in its new quarters by
the next academic year. Construction comes to a
close by mid-February.
Campus Planning & Development Information
Updates
Social Work., the Department of Social Work's
new home started construction across from the
Ponderosa Cafeteria. This building will not
only bring it closer to the academic heart of the
campus but will also bring improved facilities.
Construction has just started and will continue
to 1992/08.
The University Services Building...at the
corner of West Mall and University Blvd., will
accommodate Media Services, Plant Operations
and Mail Services. This uniquely designed
building is almost complete and will be ready
for partial occupancy this month. Stop and take
a look!
West Parkade...in an effort to improve surface
parking due to the loss of many parking stalls
during building, the new parkade adjacent to
the Ponderosa Cafeteria will soon accommodate 1,200 spaces. Construction has just begun
and will continue to 1992/09. In the meantime -
take advantage of carpooling or cycling!
CICSR/CS...watch for construction to begin in
March on the Centre for Integrated Computer
Systems Research and the Department of
Computer Sciences.
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