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Rose Buds
Charles Ker phcto
Third-year Arts student Barbara Carlisle and first-year Music student Keith
Fredlund enjoy some lunch and sunshine beside the centre pergola of the
restored Rose Garden.
Centre helps faculty
build on teaching skills
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Botanist Paul G. Harrison had been
teaching first-year biology for close to 20
years and was looking for new ways to
invigorate his classes, most of which involve as many as 200 students.
When a flyer from the ^^^^^^^m
Centre for Faculty Development and Instructional
Services crossed his desk.
Harrison thought he'd
check out one of the programs offered.
"I  wanted  to explore
alternative ways of organizing a class other than
just the traditional lecture
and  thought  the centre
workshops might help me
in terms of getting students more involved," he said.  "As a typical faculty
member in science with no formal training in educational techniques, it took me
a long time to realize that I could do
something other than just lecture."
It didn't take long before Harrison's
efforts to modify his teaching were re
in this issue UBC
Reports begins an
ongoing look at
teaching at UBC.
See pages 4 and 5
warded. A year after attending an inten
sive three-day instructional skills workshop, he received the UBC Science Undergraduate Society Teaching Award for
Since its inception in   1987 as the
Faculty Development Project, the centre
has provided hundreds of faculty members and graduate student teaching assistants
^^^^^^^—     (TAs)  with  advice  and
practical help on how to
enhance their instruction.
Mainstays of the centre are its voluntary instructional  skills workshops which were introduced in 1991 for teaching assistants only. Their
immediate       success
opened the workshops to
all graduate students and
later led to the creation of
separate faculty workshops. Harrison is
now one of seven volunteer facilitators
who have been specially trained through
a  B.C.  college-based  program  to lead
faculty colleagues through the rigorous
three-day process. There are a dozen
graduate facilitators for the TA component.
See CENTRE Page 5
Hackers breach
computer network
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
University Computing Services is looking at ways of reducing the inconvenience
suffered by the university's computer
network users after a security breach
resulted in a massive disruption of service last week.
About 3.000 network accounts had to
be disabled after hackers broke through
security systems, putting at risk thousands of computer files, including electronic mail messages.
The hackers used a security hole in the
unix system and, through a chain of
legitimate unix accounts — beginning at
TRIUMF and passing through Computer
Science — obtained "root access" privileges on unixg.
These privileges allowed the hackers
to get the passwords of about 3.000 unixg
and Interchange Legacy accounts, giving
them access to all the data and electronic
mail in their files.
Jack Leigh, director of University Computing Services, said the onlv way to
restore security to the system and to
ensure no customer data were destroyed
was to disable the compromised accounts
without warning, a move taken on Feb.
28. and to fix the security hole.
Advance notice could not be given to
users, Leigh explained, because the hackers would get the same warning, allowing
them to change the passwords on ac
counts they had already compromised,
which they could then use to re-introduce the security risk.
The decision to disable several thousand accounts without notice is a very
difficult one to take." he said. "We are very
aware ofthe disruption to the work of our
users and the personal inconvenience it
To minimize the disruption. University
Computing Services put procedures in
place that allowed them to change passwords securely over the phone, trained
extra staff on how to change passwords,
extended office hours to 8 p.m. weekdays
and remained open on the weekend.
"The phones rang off the hook." said
Leigh. "Most customers were understanding and those who were initially irate at
having their work disrupted settled down
when the circumstances were explained."
Full service was restored by the end of
the week.
In the meantime. University Computing Services will prepare for the inevitability of future security breaches. Leigh
said. Plans include training more staff in
password setting, changing the office
phone system to minimize busy signals
and better co-ordinating the work and
hours of staff handling phone calls.
Leigh urged campus computer users
to help prevent such incidents in the
future by taking their responsibility for
the appropriate use of information technology very' seriously.
In books, discs, video, UBC
authors write up a storm
From Shakespeare to seaweed, fish to
These are just are just a lew of the
topics  tackled  by  UBC  authors  whose
publishing contributions
for 1994 will be feted at the     ^^mmmmm
fifth annual UBC Authors'
This year's reception
will be held Mar. 16 from
5:30-7 p.m. at Cecil Green
Park.     The   reception.       	
hosted by President David
Strangway and University Librarian Ruth
Patrick,  will  feature a display of  1 15
works published by UBC authors last
Most, but not all. of the entries are
books. There are two compact discs:
Classic  Elektra.  the  Elektra Women's
Who wrote what?
See UBC authors,
pages 8 and 9
Choir, co-directed by Morna Edmundson
and Dianne Loonier of the School of Music: and the University Singers, conducted by Music Prof. James Fankhauser.
There's an interactive
^^^^^^ CD-ROM. Illustrated
Dermatology, by Dr.
David McLean ofthe Faculty of Medicine: The Art
of Successful
Breastfeeding, a video co-
      produced by Dr. Verity
Livingstone of the Family
Practice Dept.. and another video. It Will
Not Last the Night, co-produced by Theatre and Film Assoc. Prof. Ray Hall.
The titles will be on display at the
reception. For more information, call
UBC Libran' Assistant Pauline Willems
at 822-2803.
Environmental Excellence
A UBC employee gains recognition for her environmental efforts
Early Warning 3
Prof. Susan Harris develops a method to assess signs of birth defects
What's Up 6- 7
Lectures, concerts, workshops - they're all listed in the Calendar
Earthquake Experts  11
Engineers share first-hand observations of Kobe quake destruction 2 UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995
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Union has right
to bargain as
Our employer has jumped
on the band-wagon of a
country-wide 'cut the cost of
public services' mania. The
time is ripe, they think, to gain
major concessions from our
local by bullying us into
abandoning our own interests
while we cling to the faint hope
that when the dust settles
some of us may have jobs.
There is no doubt that
much is against us in this
round of bargaining. The
provincial government has
effectively imposed wage
controls through its Public
Sector Employers' Council
compensation guidelines of a
maximum of 1.2 per cent per
annum for groups such as
ours. And its zero per cent
increase to the university's
operating budget really means
cuts because of inflation.
The university, in turn, has
informed all employee groups
that in drawing up its own
budget no allowances were
made for salary increases, that
if any are awarded they will
have to come out of that
employee group's salary
envelope. In other words, any
wage increase will be met with
corresponding layoffs.
To the government. President David Strangway is
saying "efficiency has risen
dramatically" and "productivity
improvement relative to other
public sector areas has been
dramatic." But the story we're
getting in bargaining is that
the university cannot be as
efficient and productive as it
wants unless we agree to
concessions. Is President
Strangway speaking out of
both sides of his mouth?
The provincial government's
allocation to the university
includes one discretionary
fund. The $2.6-million Innovation Fund (approximately one
per cent of UBC's operating
budget) is accessible for novel
measures intended to "serve
an increased number of
students and reduce the
average annual cost of educating a post-secondary student."
Without consultation, which is
a funding guideline requirement, the university submitted
proposals for $3.3 million
worth of technical infrastructure while expectantly including
$2.6 million in its own budget.
Publicly, Strangway has
declared "our employees are
stretched to the limit as a
result of prior reductions and
re-allocations and reducing the
workforce is not a viable
option." But, meanwhile, back
at the ranch, we are steadily
losing positions altogether and
full-time positions are being
reduced to part-time.
Reengineering and cuts such
as the Library's $700,000 per
year over the next three years
would accelerate these losses if
the university gets what it
We have as much right of
access to the Innovation
Fund money as the university and we are pursuing this
in discussions with the
Ministry of Skills, Training
and Labour. UBC should not
be granted money for technology under the guise of
innovation without first
examining all other means of
providing effective and
efficient service that will not
result in job loss.
In the name of efficiency
and effectiveness, as more of
our members succumb to the
stress of inadequate training
and overwork and as more of
our jobs are eliminated, the
university spends hundreds of
thousands of dollars on legal
fees ($463,000 went to one
firm alone) trying to take work,
that has always been ours, out
of our bargaining unit. Is that
cost effective?
Aren't there savings to be
made by providing training
that is specifically geared
toward the job rather than the
general courses offered in the
MOST program? It is ludicrous
to deny our members the
training they must have to do
their work, whilst encouraging
them to enrol in these workshops.
Investment in ergonomically
sound work stations would
save time lost off the job and
on WCB claims. And, is all that
money that goes to consultants
really necessary? It's difficult
to believe that expertise is not
readily available on this
The university must come to
terms with the fact that, as the
bargaining agent for nearly
1,500 employees, we sit across
the table from them as equals
with the right to attempt to
secure all that we can in the
interests of our members.
Ann Hutchinson
2nd Vice President
on behalf of the Contract
Committee, CUPE 2950
Project was
team effort
I would like to comment on
the article about our research
on the lithium-rich Little
Nahanni Pegmatite Group,
(UBC Reports, Feb. 23, 1995). I
feel that the headline and
photo caption (which I was not
given an opportunity to review)
are somewhat misleading, in
that the presence of lithium-
bearing pegmatites was known
as early as 1960, and this
information was available in
the assessment reports that
were mentioned in the article.
The headline should not have
stated that I found the deposit,
but should have reflected the
fact that our research into the
mineralogy, geochemistry, and
size of the group led to the
decision by Canamera Geological Ltd. to stake the deposit,
with the eventual aim of
developing the property.
Any scientific project of this
magnitude is a team effort,
and I would like to ensure that
all of the people involved in the
study are acknowledged. In
addition to myself and T. Scott
Ercit of the Canadian Museum
of Nature, these include: Jim
Mortensen, who did the
extremely difficult
geochronological work, Mati
Raudsepp, Mark Mauthner,
Anita Lam, Lindsay Kelly (all
from UBC) and Bob Gault of
the Canadian Museum of
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Gerald VanderWoude photo
Cheryl McNamara and Peter Grier rehearse a scene from Sunspots, a play
specially commissioned by the Dept. of Theatre and Film for this year's
graduating acting class. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright and
UBC graduate Dennis Foon, Sunspots premiered at the Frederic Wood
Theatre March 8 and runs until March 18.
1995 honorary degree recipient
Educator fosters
Korea-Canada links
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Wan Kyoo Cho, an internationally
respected educator, scientist and
statesman, will receive an honorary
degree during UBC's spring Congregation ceremonies on
May 31.
Cho, president of
the Korean Academy of Science and
Technology, is a
graduate of Seoul
National University.
He joined the university's faculty as
an assistant professor of biology in the
early 1960s.
He served as
chair of the Korean
Council for Applied
Genetics and has
served as chair of
the Bioindustry Association of Korea
since its inception in 1991.
Cho's service to the international
scientific community has included
membership on the steering committee
of the World Health Organization's
human reproduction unit and appointments to the Institute for New Technology based in the Netherlands and Japan's Frontier Research Program.
He currently presides as chair ofthe
Council for Biotechnology Policy which
is an advisory body to the Korean Minister of Science and Technology.
In 1987, Cho was appointed presi
dent of Seoul National University where,
during the next four years, his leadership skills guided the institution
through a period of rapid political and
social change.
During his presidency he also served
as a member of the Presidential Commission on Educational Reform and
chair of both the Korean Council for University Education and
the Korean University
Presidents' Association.
Cho's commitment
to higher education as
a teacher, researcher
and administrator
were further recognized upon his appointment as Korean
minister of education,
a position he held from
1992 to 1993.
«t      «- #m. After leaving poli-
Wan Kyoo Cho ..      ,    , .   ■
J tics, he became chair
of the Foundation for Broadcast Culture, a part of one ofthe largest television and radio companies in Korea.
The UBC Tributes Committee, which
recommends nominees for honorary
degrees, cited Cho for being instrumental in fostering links between Korea and Canada, in particular, the
development of academic and exchange
programs between Seoul National University and UBC.
(This is the third in a series of articles
featuring UBC's honorary degree recipients.)
New tool helps assess
signs of birth defects
by Connie Filletti
Stciff writer
A new screening tool developed by a
UBC researcher is helping health professionals across North America assess early
signs of birth defects in infants whose
mothers consume alcohol during pregnancy.
Designed by Susan
Harris, a professor in the
School of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Harris Infant
Neuromotor Test (HINT) is a
15-page observational tool
used to classify developmental delays that often accompany prenatal alcohol exposure.
It includes assessment of
the infant's posture, mobility, muscle control, behaviour and physical measurements.
"One of the most important aspects of early diagnosis is the
detection of cognitive or motor retardation," Harris said.
"Unfortunately, brain damage that may
result from prenatal exposure to alcohol
can't be reversed, but the test's ability to
identify developmental delays early will
enhance our goal of referring these infants to community-based programs with
the long-term aim of helping them to
function in the mainstream."
Existing therapies for children with
prenatal alcohol exposure are limited to
some use of behaviour modification strategies and drugs for hyperactivity. Harris
Despite the HINT'S potential effectiveness, which is being examined through a
two-year grant from the B.C. Health Research Foundation, she stressed that no
single test can positively identify fetal
alcohol effects.
Even characteristic facial features or
musculoskeletal abnormalities such as a
flat nasal bridge, a thin upper lip and low
birth weight — common In children exposed to alcohol prenatalhy — may fail to
alert health professionals.
Harris believes the best precaution
Susan Harris
women can take is complete abstinence
from alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
"Alcohol-related birth defects are the
leading preventable cause of mental retardation in Canada and the United
States," Harris said.
She added that clinical studies show
that beer and wine are as
harmful as hard liquor, and
that alcohol's effect on the
fetus is more severe, and
acts as a greater deterrent
to brain growth, than street
drugs such as cocaine or
According to statistics
collected from a review of
studies on alcohol-related
birth defects, cited by Harris
for a September, 1993 article in Physical Therapy, the
average number of children
diagnosed with fetal alcohol
effects in the general population is one to three per 1,000 live births.
In 23 B.C. and 14 Yukon Territory
communities, the rate of fetal alcohol
effects described in children below the
age of 16 years was 26 and 46 per 1.000
live births respectively.
'These figures may underestimate the
actual numbers of affected individuals
because the diagnosis relies heavily on
trained clinicians to identify the cluster of
symptoms involved." Harris said.
"Diagnosis also relies on communication among members of interdisciplinary
health care teams who have provided
prenatal, perinatal and postnatal care,
and who are aware of maternal drinking
Although the HINT is administered by
health professionals. Harris has designed
the test to include a list of questions for
parents and primary caregivers concerning how the infant feels, moves, plays and
interacts with others.
"They are still the best diagnosticians.
If parents or caregivers think there is a
problem with the child, they are usually
right. Health professionals need to listen
to them and include their perceptions in
the decision-making process."
Technician dedicated to
environmental initiatives
Diana Hastings, a senior technician in
the Dept. of Wood Science, is the winner
of the second annual UBC Environmental Programs Award.
The award recognizes exceptional efforts of UBC employees in making environmental awareness and protection a
fundamental part of their daily activities.
Hastings, a 12-year employee of the
university, was honoured for her volunteer work with an array of environmental
initiatives on campus.
"We all have to take on additional
duties these days, but Diana still finds
extra time for volunteer work." said Randy
Alexander, Environmental Programs
manager with the Dept. of Health. Safety
and Environment, which sponsors the
"She is involved in a remarkable
number of environmentally related activities on campus."
Hastings was involved in the creation
of the campus-wide Hazardous Waste
Management Team. She also helped publish the campus environmental newsletter. Waste Watchers, and took part in Ihe
development ofthe environmental auditing and solvent recovery programs on
A long-time member of safety commit -
tees in both Wood Science and her previ-
Gavin Wilson photo
Winner of the UBC Environmental
Programs Award, Diana Hastings,
right, is congratulated by Randy
Alexander, Environmental Programs
manager with the Dept. of Health,
Safety and Environment, left, and
Prof. John Ruddick, chair of the
Wood Science Dept. safety
ous department. Chemical Engineering.
Hastings is also a member of the Waste
Reduction Program Recycling Area Monitors.
For her award, she received a certificate, a letter from UBC President David
Strangway and will have a tree planted on
campus in her honour. 4 UBC Reports • March 9,1995
Learning to teach
Technology provides new ways to learn
One of the key benefits derived from
CD-ROM technology is the collaborative
learning it promotes between students
and teachers. Perhaps nowhere is this
benefit more pronounced than in the area
of foreign language acquisition.
When Joerg Roche joined UBC's Dept.
of Germanic Studies six years ago he
would interview close to 200 students for
10 minutes each to determine their proficiency level. Today, thanks to a computerized placement program he devised,
students are able to test themselves in
the Faculty of Arts language laboratory.
Roche's practical invention, now in use at
other universities across the country, is
just one example of technological tools
which are changing the way languages
are taught.
Installed in 1992, the Faculty of Arts
language laboratory is a leading multimedia operation in the province. Twenty-
four workstations (expanded by another
30-station lab and a 10-station drop-in
lab in 1994) are equipped with lightweight headsets and microphones, audio
cassette decks, PC and Macintosh computers, VCR machines and video monitors, all interconnected with a master
control panel in the instructor's booth.
Using a 'file server,' instructors can send
separate programs to each station involving one or more of the available computer, video and audio options. The lab's
modern, open concept is in stark contrast to the regimented rows of listening
booths found in the previous audio laboratories. The third phase ofthe language
laboratory expansion will eventually incorporate satellite programming, CD-
ROMs, video, sound cards and personal
computers for even greater multi-media
Furthermore, the arts lab provided
crucial input into the design of a laboratory which has operated for four years in
UBC-Ritsumeikan House. The
Ritsumeikan lab integrates the functions
of a traditional language laboratory with
the data processing, text, graphic and
video capabilities of 22 networked Macintosh computers.
For the purposes of their own teaching
and research, Roche and colleague Peter
Wlllmer say modern computer technology plays a crucial role in bridging subject matter and foreign language didactics. Their goal is to increase specialized
language instruction in areas such as
forestry, ecology, science and business.
Computer programs allow students to
gain up-to-date access to research publications in various disciplines and languages. According to Roche, the practical
application of language acquisition, versus more formal, literature-based language learning, has been talked about for
well over 400 years. He and Willmer are
simply carrying out a centuries-old idea
which modern technology allows them to
act on.
Their project, called Computer-Assisted Learning of Languages for Special
Purposes (LSP), moves toward more specialized, immediately useable skills in
foreign languages.
"For business-minded students we can
teach the business language of a country,
what that country's customs are, and
how you should behave when negotiating
contracts," says Roche. "Given the Increasing trend to higher specialization
and global co-operation in all disciplines,
it is only logical to design courses or
programs which offer the necessary -
often indispensable - linguistic tools to
meet today's challenging requirements."
A first set of program modules has
been developed in the area of German for
the Humanities. Other modules being
developed include Business German,
German for Economics and German for
Social and Natural Sciences. Roche and
"Given the
increasing trend
to higher
and glob&l cooperation in all
disciplines, it is
only logical to
design courses
or programs
which offer the
necessary -
often .
indispensable -
linguistic tools
to meet todays
- Joerg Roche
Willmer have just completed the first set
of a of self-directed, fully automated language program for special purposes. While
basic instruction can be done either in a
classroom or lab setting, Individual "special-purpose" sections are self-taught
mainly through computer.
With a background in linguistics and
language didactics, another of Roche's
research and teaching interests has been
natural sequences in second language
acquisition. Roche often meets students
adept at reciting prepositions and other
structural properties of foreign languages
but aren't able to use them productively.
"It's dead information, and modem di
dactics works on the premise that, above
all, language should be useable and not
left to stagnate," says Roche.
Through intensive study of sequences students follow in learning a
language, Roche has devised a program which he believes is the optimal
sequence covering the first two years of
basic German grammar. This research
constitutes the basis for a new generation of textbooks he and colleague
Norma Wieland are designing.
Roche's workshops on new technologies in language teaching represent just
one of nearly 100 applications submitted
this year to UBC's Teaching and Learning
Enhancement Fund.
In 1994 the fund allotted $1,242,143
to 51 projects in 10 faculties, the Health
Sciences Coordinator, the Library, the
Centre for Faculty Development and Instructional Services, the Centre for Continuing Education, the First Nations
House of Learning, Student Services and
the Alma Mater Society.
Funded projects included an ethnographic field school, a career and video
resource unit for commerce students.
First Nations tutorials in law, physics
lecture demonstrations by graduate students and an AMS tutoring service.
The fund, drawn from credit tuition fee
revenues, started out in 1991 with
$750,000. By 1996-97 it will equal 4.5
per cent of tuition revenue committed
each year on a non-recurring basis to
projects designed to encourage Improvement and innovation in teaching and
learning. Applications for 1995-96 total
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Describing the experience as "challenging and fun," Centre director Gail
Riddell says workshops emphasize the
student-as-learner approach versus the
traditional "sage on the stage" method.
This is done by having participants
present a mini-lesson on each ofthe three
days. After each lesson, the presenter is
critiqued privately by the facilitator and
then by others in the group. The presenter incorporates suggestions in subsequent mini-lessons which are given on
the second and third days of the workshop. Each presentation is also
"The whole exercise is focused on what
the learner is going to get out of a class,"
Riddell explains. "We don't simply want
to give faculty and TAs a bag of tricks, but
hopefully they'll walk away with a different view to teaching and ways of instilling
critical thinking skills in those they teach."
Riddell adds that one of the keys to
success with the 12-person workshops is
that they teach participants how to give
and receive constructive feedback from
facilitators and each other.
The centre moved to its present location in the lower level of the David Lam
Research Centre in June of 1994. The
space includes three offices, a shared
seminar room for workshops and a central meeting room - a far cry from its
modest beginnings in the Centre for Continuing Education. There, working out of
a single office, Riddell would generate
flyers letting faculty know where on campus their next workshop or seminar would
be. "I used to go out half an hour in
advance and put out bright signs telling
people where to go," she said. "Having it
here in a central location in the heart of
the campus Is terrific."
It was Riddell who got the idea to start
a faculty development program. As treasurer of the Faculty Association in the
mid-1980s, she became aware of similar
programs operating elsewhere in
Canada. In 1987,
after a tour of six
Canadian university programs,
Riddell was seconded from her
job in continuing
education to start
a pilot project for
UBC. Initially the
project was
funded by the Faculty Association
and comprised
two-hour seminars on specific
topics. It soon became apparent
that a more focused approach to
teaching behaviour was in demand.
Today, the centre receives funding from a number
of university
sources including
the Teaching and
Learning Enhancement Fund.
Apart from instructional workshops (including a four-day workshop for new
faculty) which run nine months of the
year, the centre also offers ongoing seminars on issues such as teaching large
classes, motivating students, and maximizing voice potential in the classroom.
A peer consultation program has existed since 1990 as a way of reaching out
to faculty who may have concerns about
an aspect of their teaching and who wish
to discuss matters with interested colleagues who are trained to work with
them. Related programs include a popular mentoring service linking new and
Paul G. Harrison
experienced faculty and a classroom visit
program providing teaching feedback to
Riddell also points out that negotiations are underway to begin faculty multimedia training in collaboration with Continuing Studies, in the computer laboratory adjacent to the faculty development
centre in the David Lam research building.
The Centre activities are overseen by a
20-member advisory board drawn from
each faculty, the Faculty Association, the
Teaching Assistants Union, Graduate Student Society and the Alma Mater Society. UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995 5
teaching to learn
Stories and photos
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
UBC moves toward classroom master plan
This is the term used to describe
some of UBC's 450 classrooms that are
not located in specific faculty buildings
and suffer varying degrees of neglect as
a result.
They also represent just one of a
series of issues that the President's
Advisory Committee on Teaching Space
has been addressing during the past
two years.
Formed in January of 1993, the 10-
member committee was set up to
examine, among other things, the need
for all types of instructional space on
campus from lecture and seminar
rooms to laboratories and studios. It
also has the unenviable task of advising which classroom renovation
projects get the go-ahead.
For instance, in 1993-94, committee
members were asked to recommend
expenditures of $750,000 ($250,000
from the academic equipment fund and
$450,000 in minor capital funds)
drawn from a list of faculty requests
which far exceeded the dollars available. They faced a similar situation in
Committee chair John Chase said it
became evident early in the process
that he and his colleagues were having
to make allocation decisions with
insufficient information as to their
implications on the existing stock of
classrooms. In particular, he noted that
major enhancements to classrooms
required a knowledge of the types and
standards of rooms sought, their size
and location. Decisions are also reliant
on detailed assessments of which
classrooms within the existing inven
tory warrant significant investment,
which should be renovated for purposes other than classrooms and where
the most critical needs are within the
university. Submissions, Chase pointed
out, looked at needs from a specific
faculty viewpoint
without taking into
account needs
across campus. ^^^^^^^^^^^
'There were a
whole series of
issues that began
to emerge out of
our discussions
which led us to
conclude that the
university needed a
classroom master
plan to anticipate
what our future
needs for instructional space would
be," said Chase,
UBC's director of
Budget and Planning.
Since October, a
team of architectural designers
from the firm Ellenzweig and Associates
- who consulted on the design of
classroom space at Harvard University,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Harvard Medical School and Babson
College - has been meeting with all
UBC faculties to identify their present
and future classroom requirements.
One outcome of the master planning
process will be to examine UBC's
current stock of classrooms in the
context of short- and long-term in-
"If the renovation to
Hebh Theatre sets the
pace, then we can look
forward to gradual but
improvement in the lot
of the teachers' and
students' lives at
- Moura Quayle
structional requirements. This involves
rationalizing what exists and what is
needed and formulating a plan for
refurbishing and replacement. A
second objective will be to develop a set
of standards for the design of new
classrooms and the
refurbishing of
existing ones. A
^^^^^^^^^ complete master
plan is expected by
Realizing that a
master plan was
still a year away,
the committee on
teaching space
recommended last
year that the
university renovate
one of its major
lecture theatres.
The 450-seat Hebb
Theatre was
selected for a $1.3-
million facelift -
which have not
gone unnoticed.
"If the renovation to Hebb Theatre sets the pace,
then we can look forward to gradual
but significant improvement in the lot
of the teachers' and students' lives at
UBC," said Moura Quayle, chair ofthe
Senate Academic Buildings Needs
Apart from apportioning funds for
renovation and equipment enhancement, the committee has been
dealing with the thorny issue of
classroom stewardship - that is, who
is responsible for the day-to- day
operations of classrooms: identifying
and arranging for repairs, ensuring
that equipment (chairs, tables,
screens, etc.) attributed to a specific
classroom actually exist and providing equipment held centrally by each
faculty to individual instructors on
an "as-needed" basis.
"Who is responsible for the classrooms? The answer is everybody and
nobody at this point," says Chase. He
adds that in a limited number of cases,
such as in the Henry Angus Building
(Commerce) or Neville Scarfe Building
(Education), faculties have assumed
stewardship of classrooms within their
complexes. Orphan classrooms, like
those in the Computer Science Building, suffer benign neglect because they
are located in areas where no faculty is
The committee has proposed that
daily stewardship of classrooms be
entrusted to the faculty occupying
the building which houses those
classrooms. In exchange, faculties
would have a "right of reasonable
priority" in reserving the classrooms
under their stewardship for teaching.
It is also anticipated that they would
eventually receive a classroom
operating budget.
Stewardship of orphan classrooms
would be undertaken by a small
committee of representatives from
various administrative areas.
Chase and committee members are
in the process of working out a plan for
implementing these stewardship
proposals which have been endorsed by
the deans.
Changing times call for change of focus
by Gall Riddell
Director. Centre for Faculty Development
and Instructional Services
"Will this be on the exam?" is. apparently, the most common question
asked of professors by their students.
In responding to pressures to lecture clearly and in an organized fashion, so that students do well on examinations, university teachers are caught
in a trap. While many would like to
make creative and imaginative thinkers of future graduates, the demands
to 'speak to the exam' are great. And it
turns out that lecturing is not always
the best way for students to learn.
In fact, when a professor shows
pride in developing a well-crafted lecture, that pride may be misplaced. In
most well-crafted lectures, ideas are
raised, fleshed out, and combined - by
the professor. The student merely has
to memorize the key points of this
'good' lecture, and rephrase the information for an essay or exam.
This is not to deny the lecture a
place in teaching. They are useful in
getting a point across, or in explaining
difficult concepts. But the kinds of
learning that they promote tend to
include memorization, and the ability
to regurgitate facts on command. This
sort of learning is often short-term.
Ironically, the examination is often
one ofthe few times in which students
are actually asked to combine ideas
and to build upon them. Since final
exams are stressful for all, this period
cannot be seen as 'the teachable moment'.
But what (and how) should students be learning?
For those who see
universities as a training ground for the employees of tomorrow, the
answers are clear. The
Employability Skills
Profile published in
1992 by the Conference
Board of Canada lists
the following as some
necessary skills for the
workplace: the ability
to think critically, to
evaluate, solve problems and make ethical
decisions, to speak and
write effectively and to
mobilize and lead others. For those who see
universities as the providers of a liberal education, the skills of creative thinking, argumentation, concept-building
and analysis are key.
If many courses are
taught through a oneway transmission of
'knowledge', and if the
key skills listed above are not encouraged
in this format, how should we be teaching?
First, the act of teaching should be
seen by professors, not as "what I will
teach them...." but as "what will the
students learn as a result of taking this
course." Seen in this way. teaching takes
on a whole new meaning. Now students
can be more actively involved in the learning processes that will help them to gain
life and work skills.
For example, group projects (often
called classroom research) that end in
class presentations encourage teamwork, problem-solving and the building
of communication skills. In establishing term-long study and work groups
with clear goals, the instructor encourages these same skills practised over a
longer period. These groups work well
in both large and small classes. Asking
students to devise questions from the
course materials, or to develop examination questions (for which they receive a grade) helps them to make linkages and to isolate and work through
key concepts.
"The act of teaching
should be seen by
professors, not as
'what will I teach
them . .. ' but as
'what will they learn
as a result of taking
this course.'"
- Gail Riddell
But to move decisively in this direction requires retraining on the part of
both faculty and students. Students
are used to being spoon-fed'. The
decreasing job market for graduates
means that grades may take precedence over a desire for active learning. Students need to learn that employers are looking for graduates who
can exhibit the qualities listed by the
Conference Board.
Most faculty members were never
taught how to teach. Many picked up
lecture methods by watching their own
former professors, whose approaches
may now be dated. Those who are
motivated to expand their teaching
skills are attending workshops conducted by trained colleagues. As a
result, professors are learning to shift
their focus. Increasing numbers of faculty members now concentrate on helping students to learn new skills that
are valued in the workplace and the
community. 6 UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995
March 12 through March 25
Sunday, Mar. 12
UBC at the Orpheum
Verdi's Requiem with the University Singers. UBC Choral Union
and the University Symphony Orchestra. Guest soloists Katherine
van Kampen. Wendy Hatala. Edd
Wright and Paul Grindlay. Jesse
Read, conductor. The Orpheum
at 7:30pm. Tickets through
Ticketmaster. Call 280-331 1.
Monday, Mar. 13
UBC Bookstore Sculpting
Daniel Scarcello. Vancouver art
ist/illustrator. creates a world of
amazing miniatures from multi
colored clay. Bookstore Art /Design area from 12-1:30pm.   Call
Pacific Spirit Noon Hour
Palestinian Women In Society:
Grassroots Organizing For A New
State. Gillian Walker, former director/visiting professor from
Carleton U. School of Social Work.
Social Work 028 lower level at
12pm.  Call 822-4824.
Biology Seminar
TBA. Dr. Michel Desjardins.
Anatomy, U. of Montreal. IRC #4
at 3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-9871.
Mechanical Engineering
Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian
Method And Its Application In
Finite Deformation Problems.
Wong Jin, PhD student. CEME
1202from3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6671.
Astronomy Seminar
The Search For MACHos: Dark
Matter Candidates In The Galactic Bulge. Charles Alcock. Lawrence Livermore Lab. Geophysics & Astronomy 260 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
Green College Seminar
TBA. Raymond Cole, Architecture. Green College recreation
lounge at 5:30pm. Call 822-8660.
Tuesday, Mar. 14
Animal Science Seminar
Techniques For Detecting
Macrophage Activity In Fish.
Jimmy Pegg. MSc student.
MacMillan 256 at 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4593.
GSS Professional
Development Seminar
Women In Non-Traditional Occupations. NSERC chair of
Women in Engineering. Dr.
Monique Frize and panel. CICSR
104 at 12:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-3203.
Botany Seminar
The Effect Of Aluminum On The
Actin Cytoskeleton Of Vaucheria
Longicaulis. Lilian Alessa. MSc
candidate. Botany. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stereoselective Disposition Of
Labetolol In Pregnant Sheep.
Ahmad Doroudian. grad student.
Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #3
at 12:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Lectures in Modern
Dynamics Of Proton Transfer In
MolccularClusters. Prof. Raymond
E. Kapral. Chemistry-. U. of Toronto. Chemistry 250. south wing
at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Plant Science Seminar
Development   Of  Pollinators   For
Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable   Production.   Jim   Matteoni.
Kwantlcn College. MacMillan 318
D at 2pm. Call 822-9646.
Oceanography Seminar
The North Atlantic Oscillation Versus The Cold. Fresh. Fishless Labrador Sea. Dr. John R.N. Lazier.
Bedford Institute. Halifax.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Canonical Variate Analysis Of Data
From Incomplete Block Designs.
Christopher Triggs. U. of Auckland. NZ. Angus 426 from 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0570.
Green College Seminar
Life On The Radio. Vicki Gabereau.
host of CBC's "Gabereau". Green
College recreation lounge at
5:30pm. Call 822-8660.
Green College Seminar
Women In Non-Traditional Occupations: Successful Strategics.
Monique Frize. Applied Science.
U. of New Brunswick/Green College visiting scholar. Green College recreation lounge at 8pm. Call
Wednesday, Mar. 15
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Potpourri. BC's Children's Hospital. Eye Care Centre auditorium
from 7-8am. Call 875-4272.
Scientific Equipment Trade
1995 UBC Scientific Equipment
Trade Show. View the latest in
scientific equipment. Door prizes.
SUB Ballroom from 10am-4pm.
Also Mar. 16. Call 822-3456.
Fabric Printing
Jackie Haliburton. Vancouver fabric artist. Learn how to create a
wearable art sweatshirt. UBC
Bookstore Art /Design area from
1 lam-2pm. Call 822-0587.
Tumour-specific Immune Responses Directed Towards Heat
Shock Proteins Following
Photodynamic Therapy. Mark
Curry. Microbiology/Immunology.
Wesbrook 201 from 12-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Noon Hour Music Recital
Saxoduo. Julia Nolan. David
Branter. saxophone: Robert
Rogers, piano. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. $2.50 at the door.
Call 822-5574.
Canadian Studies Lecture
The Party System In Canada. Ken
Cartv. Political Science. Buchanan
B-212 at 12:30pm. Call 822-3193.
Forest Sciences Seminar
When The Going Gets Tough: The
Life History. Ecology/Physiology
Of Birds Living In Energetically
Expensive Habitats.MacMillan 160
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9377.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Mental Health And The Law In
Japan. Dr. Stephen Salzberg. Law.
Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2629.
Continuing Studies Financial
Planning Lecture
Tony's Tax Tips. Prof. Tonv
Sheppard. Law. Co-sponsored bv
the Facultv Assoc. Angus 1 10 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-1433.
Soil Science Seminar
The A To Z Of Soil Pollution: Al To
Zn By Way Of 137 Cs. David
Rimmer. Agriculture/Environ-
mental Sciences. U. of New Castle
upon Tyne. MacMillan 154 at
3:30pm." Call 822-2783.
Institute of Applied
Mathematics Colloquium
Using Nonlinear Dynamics To
Model And Control Chaotic Systems. Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Computer Science. U. of Colorado. Math
203 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4584.
Institute of Asian Research
Beyond Economic Growth: Options
For China's Development. Dr. Paul
Lin. honorary research associate.
Asian Centre auditorium from
3:30-5pm. Call 822-2629.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
ACE Inhibitors For CHF: High Or
Low Dose? Suzanne Malfair. PhD
student. Clinical Pharmacy. Vancouver Hosp/HSC UBC Pavilion
G-279 from 4-5pm. Call 822-4645.
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminar
Trophic Interactions [Between Beavers And Woody Plants. John
Fryxell, Zoology, U. of Guelph.
Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 at
4:30pm. Call 822-2131.
Faculty Mentoring/
Networking Social
Ides Of March Pub Night. Thea's
Pub. Grad Centre 2nd fir. from
4:30-8pm. Full no-host bar. Call
Green College Punishment/
Crime Lecture
Reforming Drug Laws: The Case
Of Bill C:7. Neil Boyd, director.
School of Criminology. SFU. Green
College small dining room at 5pm.
Call 822-8660.
Respiratory Seminar Series
IL-5 Receptor Structure/Signal
Transduction. Dr. V. Duronio.
Medicine. Vancouver Hosp/HSC
Laurel Pavilion Conference Room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Thursday, Mar. 16
UBC Board of Governors
Held in the Cedars Room,
Ponderosa. 2071 West Mall. The
open session begins at 9am.
MOST Workshop
Interviewing: Your Role In This
Process. Julia McLaughlin; Maggie
Hartley. Brock Hall 0017 from
9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Faculty Association
Access Versus Privacy: The Impact OfThe New Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy
Act. Dr. David Flaherty. Commissioner. Curtis Theatre 100 from
12:30-2pm. Refreshments. Call
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
Aging And Human Memory. Prof.
Fergus Craik. Psychology. U. of
Toronto. Co-sponsored by Psy-
chologv/Audiology/Speech Sci-
encesVlRC #1 at 12:30pm. Call
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
The Fortunes OfThe Ornament.
Prof. Wendy Steiner. English. U. of
Pennsylvania. Lasserre 104 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5392.
Intercultural Language
Studies Lecture/Workshops
Context/Culture In Language
Teaching. Prof. Claire Kramsch.
professor/author and director of
the Language Centre. U. of Calif,
at Berkeley. Buchanan B-314 from
l-5pm. Call 822-5546.
CICSR Faculty Forum
High-speed Networks: Multimedia
File Servers And Protocols. Dr.
Gerald Neufeld, Computer Science.
CICSR/CS 208 at 4pm. Call 822-
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
Encoding And Retrieval Processing in Human Memory. Prof. Fergus
Craik. Psychology, U. of Toronto.
Co-sponsored by Psychology/Au-
diology/Speech Sciences. Kenny
2510-12 at 4pm. Call 822-3078."
Physics Colloquium
Physics Of Ignition Targets For
The National Ignition Facility.
Joseph D. Kilkenny, Lawrence
Livermore National Lab. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Green College Medieval/
Renaissance Seminar
Incest And Christianity In The
English Literature OfThe Middle
Ages. Elizabeth Archibald, English, U.Vic. Green College recreation lounge at 4:30pm. Call 822-
Genetics Graduate Program
Shuttling A Functional Cre
Recombinase Protein Into Mammalian Cell Lines With The Use Of
A Retroviral Vector. Jerry Hendry,
MSc student. Wesbrook 201 at
4:30pm. Call 822-8764.
The Brenda/David McLean
Lectures in Canadian Studies
From Contested Pasts To Alternative Futures. Alan Cairns. Political
Science. Green College recreation
lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8660.
Friday, Mar. 17
President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
Tutorial On Aging And Cognition.
Prof. Fergus Craik, Psychology, U.
of Toronto. Co-sponsored by Psy-
chology/Audiology/Speech Sciences. Mather portable at 9am.
Call 822-5590.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Clinicophathological Conference.
Dr. Hilary Vallance, medical biochemist/head. Newborn Screening Lab: Dr. Henry Hui. pediatric
resident. GF Strong auditorium
at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Social Inequalities In Mortality
Amenable To Medical Intervention: Preliminary Analysis Of Data
For B.C. Dr. Bob Hogg, project
manager. Drug Treatment Program. BC Centre for Excellence
in HIV/AIDS. Mather 253 from
9-10am. Parking available in B-
Lot. Call 822-2772.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Investigating Possible Hormonal
Mechanisms Responsible For Decreased Reproductive Success In
Wild Avian Species Exposed In
Ovo To Dioxin. David Janz.
Pharmacology/Toxicology. IRC
#3 from 12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-
Centre for Korean Research
Prelude To Persecution: Korea
On The Eve Of Religious Upheaval. Dr. Don Baker, Asian
Studies. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Indonesia Day
Indonesian Textiles: Biodiversity/
Conservation In Irian Jaya. Prof.
Michael Howard, Anthropology,
SFU; Yance de Fretes. PhD candidate. Forestry. Asian Centre
auditorium/lobby from 12:30-
8:30pm. Free admission and entertainment. Call 822-4688.
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
Predicting Noise In Industrial
Workplaces. Dr. Murray
Hodgson. Occupational Hygiene.
CEME 1202 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Astronomy Seminar
X-ray Observations Of Classical
Novae. Joachim Krautter. European Southern Observatory. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 3pm.
Refreshments at 2:30pm. Call
822 2696/2267.
Centre for Japanese
Research Conference
Postwar Economic Development
Of Japan And The Role Of The
Government Banks: Its Past And
Future; Change/Continuity In
The Japanese Party System. Prof.
Naoyuki Yoshino. Economics.
Keio U.; Prof. Nobuhiro Hiwatari.
Political Science, U. of Tokyo.
Curtis 176 from 2-3:30pm.Call
UBC International Forum
Human Rights In Southeast Asia:
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 207-6328
Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2. Phone: 822-
3131. Fax: 822-2684. Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may be limited
due to space.
Deadline for the March 23 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period March 26 to April 8 — is noon,
March 14. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995 7
March 12 through March 25
Rhetoric And Reality. Geoffrey
Robinson, Political Science.
Green College small dining room
at 3pm. Call 822-8660.
Chemical Engineering
Electrochemical Mediation Of
Oxygen Delignilication Of Pulp.
Margaret Chen, grad student.
ChemEngineering 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Mathematics Colloquium
Quantum Computing. Dr.
WilliamG. Unruh. Physics. Math
203 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm in Math Annex 1115.
Call 822-2666.
Theoretical Chemistry
Total Energy Calculations Applied To The Zr(0001) Surface
Both When Clean And When Con-
taining Oxygen. Mr. M.
Yamamoto. Kyoto U.. Japan.
Chemistry 402. central wing at
4pm. Call 822-3997.
Green College Comparative
Literature Symposium
Why Is This A Work Of Art? Robert
Mapplethorpe And The Demise
Of Liberal Aesthetics. Wendy
Steiner, English. U. of Pennsylvania. Green College recreation
lounge at 5pm. Call 822-8660.
Saturday, Mar. 18
Vancouver Institute
An Evening With Audrey Thomas.
Audrey Thomas, novelist. IRC #2
at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
33rd Annual UBC Gala Ball
UBC Dance Club Closed Events
And The BC Open Amateur Ballroom Dance Championships:
Professional Demonstration. BC
Enterprise Hall. Plaza of Nations
from 10am-12:30am. Day session free: evening session $25.
Call 822-3248.
Monday, Mar. 20
Plant Science Seminar
Mating/Avirulence In The Fungal Barley Pathogen Ustilogo
Hordei. Gjuus Bakkcren. Biotech
Lab. MacMillan 318-D at
12:30pm. Call 822-9646.
Astronomy Seminar
Globular Cluster Ages. Brian
Chaboyer. Yale. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Refreshments
at 3:30pm. Call 822-2696/2267.
Mechanical Engineering
High Pressure Natural Gas Injection For Diesel Engine Fueling.
Patric Ouellette, PhD student.
CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6671.
Institute of Applied
Mathematics Colloquium
TBA. Dr. Robert Finn. Mathematics, Stanford U. Math 203 at
3:30pm. Call 822-4584.
1995 Comparative
Physiology Seminar
The Physiology Of Extreme Behaviour: Elephant Seals And Seal
Lions. Russ Andrews, Zoology.
Biosciences2449at 4:30pm. Call
Green College Science/
Society Seminar
The Morality Of Knowledge: The
Case Of Genetics/Genetic Engineering—  Proceed  With  Care.
Geoffrey Robinson. Political Science. Green College recreation
lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8660.
Tuesday, Mar. 21
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
The Theory Of Ideology. John
Thompson, director of Studies in
Social and Political Sciences. Jesus College. Cambridge. Anthro/
Sociology 207 at 11:45am. Call
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminar
Biosystematic Analysis Of A Few
Vascular Plant Endemics OfThe
Queen Charlotte Islands. Les
Goertzen, MSc candidate. Botany.
BioSciences2000at 12:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Busulfan Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Dr. Leanne Embree. adjunct professor. Pharmaceutical
Chemistry. IRC #3 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-4645.
Animal Science Seminar
Corticosteroid Effects On Stress
Protein Expression In Fish. Carl
Mazur. PhD candidate. MacMillan
256 at 12:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-4593.
Moffat Lectures in Modern
The Chelate Effect In Binding,
Catalysis And Chemotherapy. Prof.
Ronald CD. Breslow, Chemistry.
Columbia U., NY. Chemistry 250,
south wing at lpm. Refreshments
at 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Life In The Fast Lane: Is
Mesodimium Rubrum Limited By
Respiration Rate? Dr. David
Crawford. U. of Southampton.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Centre for Applied Ethics
Function/Work Of The Committee On Ethical Issues In Health
Care In B.C. Gloria Parker, chair
of Minist er's Special Advisory Committee on Ethical Issues in Health
Care. Angus 415 from 4-6pm. Call
Graduate and Faculty
Christian Forum
Derrida And Christianity: Or. St.
Augustine And The Trail/Trial Of
The Exiled Signifier. Dr. Janet
Blumbcrg. English, Seattle Pacific
U. Buchanan-B Penthouse at
4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm.
Call 822-3268.
Green College Seminar
Pride.   Prejudice/Corruption:   In
Search (V Neurobiology's Holy
Grail. ChnS^Ce^,- Ophthalmology. Green Coi&t recreation
lounge at 5:30pm. Call 822-8660.
Wednesday, Mar. 22
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Trauma: Case Presentations. Dr.
H.M. Broekhuyse. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC Eye Care Centre auditorium at 7am. Call 875-4272.
Slide Show
Architectural Tour Of Cesky
Krumlor The Sleeping Beauty Of
The Czech Republic'. Marketa
Peterka. freelance artist. UBC
Bookstore from 12-lpm. Limited
seating. Registration req'd. Call
Wednesday Noon Hours
Kathleen Rudolph, flute: Jesse
Read, bassoon: Rita Constanzi.
harp. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. $2.50 at the door. Call
Continuing Studies Lecture
in Financial Planning
Seasonabilitv In The Stock Market. Bill Ziemba, alumni professor. Commerce/Business Administration. Angus 110 from 12:30-
1:20pm. Faculty Assoc, joint sponsor. Call 822-1433.
Forest Sciences Seminar
Two False Profits: The Value Of
Slow-Thawing And The Benefit Of
Transpiration. Dr. Rob Guy. Forest Sciences MacMillan 160 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9317.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Cities As Knowledge Organizations:
The Case Of Nagoya, Japan. Noel
Genoway, Geography. Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
French Dept. Colloquium
La Veille De La Deuxieme Guerre
Mondiale: Quelques Romans.
Robert Miller, French. Buchanan
Tower 799 from 2:30-3:30pm. Call
Applied Mathematics Faculty
Analytical Solutions Are Still Possible. Dr. Brian Seymour. Mathematics. Math 203 at 3:30pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Interactions Between The Boreal
Forest And The Atmosphere:
Boreas. Dr. Andrew Black. Soil
Science. Geography 201 at
3:30pm. Call 822-4929.
Women's Studies Centre
TBA. Nitya Iyer, Law scholar. Centre for Studies in Women's Studies/Gender Relations from 3:30-
5pm. Call 822-9171.
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminar
ADemography OfThe Thick-Billed
Murre: An Arctic Seabird. Tony
Gaston. Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa. Family/Nutritional
Science 60 at 4:30pm.Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacoeconomics: The Good,
The Bad And The Ugly. Carlo
Marra. PhD student. Clinical Pharmacy. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC
Pavilion G-279 from 4-5pm. Call
School of Nursing
Putting Research To Work In Self-
care Of The Elderly. Margarethe
Laurenson. RN/former Dean. U.
of Oslo. Vancouver Hosp/HSC.
UBC Pavilion T-180, 2211
Wesbrook Mall at 4:30pm. Call
Respiratory Seminar Series
Respiratory Rehabilitation. Dr.
Darlene Reid, Rehabilitation Sciences. Vancouver Hosp/HSC Laurel Pavilion conference room from
5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Green College Punishment/
Crime Seminar
Three Strikes — You're Out!!
Michael Jackson, Law. Green College recreation lounge at 5:30pm.
Call 822-8660.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
The Media And Modern Culture.
John Thompson, director of Studies in Social/Political Sciences.
Jesus College. Cambridge. Hotel
Georgia at 7:30pm. Co-sponsor:
ConUnuing Studies. Call 822-5675.
Meeting of UBC Senate
The seventh regular meeting of
Senate. UBC's academic parliament. Curtis   102, at 8pm.
Thursday, Mar. 23
Invited Speaker Seminar
6th of 8. A Fast. Adaptive Method
ForStiff Two-Point Boundary Value
Problems. Prof. Leslie Greengard,
Courant Inst, of Math Sciences,
New York U. CICSR/CS 208 from
11:30am-lpm. Call 822-0557.
Koerner Memorial Lecture
Hindemith And Weill: Cases Of
'Inner'And 'Other' Direction. Prof.
Stephen Hinton. Stanford. Music
113 at 12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Lecturer Series
The Formation Of The Public
Sphere InThe Modern World. John
Thompson, director of Studies in
Social/Political Sciences. Jesus
College, Cambridge. Buchanan A-
106 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Kaspar Naegele Memorial
Lectures in Anthropology
The Civilizing Process: Homicide
In Modern England. Prof. Elliott
Ley ton. Anthropology. Memorial
U.". Nfld. Buchanan A-102 at
12:30pm. Cal! 822-3160.
Psychology Colloquium
Emotion And Social Judgement.
Prof. Gordon H. Bower. Psychology. Stanford U. Kenny 2510 at
4pm. Call 822-3078/2022.
Economics Seminar
Business Cycles Without Shocks:
A Model Of Firm Selection. Michael
Horvath. Stanford U. Buchanan
D-225 from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
Physics Colloquium
Wave/Particle Concepts In Quantum Field Theory. Paul R. Teller.
U. of Calif, at Davis. Hennings 201
at 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Genetics Graduate Program
The bli-4 Locus Of Caenorhabditis
Elegans Encodes Structurally Distinct kex2/Subtilisin-like Endo-
proteases That Exhibit Partial
Functional Redundancy. Maring
Sprayko. MSc student. Wesbrook
201 at 4:30pm. Call 822-8764.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Lecturer Series
Habermas And The Theory OfThe
Public Sphere In The Modern
World. John Thompson. Jesus
College, Cambridge.Green College
recreation lounge at 5pm. Call 822-
Canadian Studies Workshop
Re-Imagining North America:
Cascadia And The New Regionalism. Alan Artibise, Community/
Regional Planning. Green College
small dining room at 8pm. Call
822-5193. To book dinner in advance, call 822-8660.
Distinguished Artists
St. Lawrence String Quartet featuring works by Mozart. Bartok
and Beethoven. Music recital hall
at 8pm. Call 822-5574. Tickets
Friday, Mar. 24
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Developing With Disabilities: The
Experience Of Adolescents With
Chronic/Disabling Conditions.
Dr. Robert William Blum. U. of
Minnesota. General Pediatrics/
Adolescent Health. GF Strong auditorium at 9am. Call 875- 2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Framework For Economic Assessment For Prevention Programs Of Infectious Diseases. Dr.
Robin Hanvelt, health economist.
Health Care/Epidemiology.
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call
MOST Workshop
Decision Making For Managers.
Brock Hall 0017 from 9am-3pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Lecturer Series
Habermas And The Theory Of
The Public Sphere InThe Modern
World. John Thompson. Jesus
College. Cambridge. Buchanan A-
106 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Kaspar Naegele Memorial
Lecture in Anthropology
Questions Arising In The Comparative Study Of Homicide. Prof.
Elliott Leyton, Anthropology, Memorial U. NF. Anthro/Sociology
207/9 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Role Of cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase In Relaxation Of
Smooth Muscle. Ashwin Patel.
grad student. Pharmacology/
Toxicology. IRC #3 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
Safety And Ergonomic Factors In
Fishing Boat Design. Prof. Sander
Calisal. Mechanical Engineering.
CEME 1202 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Koerner Memorial Lecture
Schenker In English: Theory. Aesthetics/Politics. Prof. Stephen
Hinton. Stanford U. Music seminar room 400 at 3:30pm. Call
Mathematics Colloquium
Periodic Solutions Of Systems
With Delay And/Or Hysteresis.
Dr. Jack W. Macki. Mathematics, U. of Alta. Math 203 at
3:30pm. Refreshments 3:15pm
in Math Annex 1115. Call 822-
Kaspar Naegele Memorial
Lecturer In Anthropology
Everybody Talks About The Civilizing Process But Nobody Does
Anything About It. Prof. Elliott
Leyton, Anthropology, Memorial
U., Nfld. Anthro/Sociology 203
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3160.
Theoretical Chemistry
Computer Simulation Of Liquid
Crystals. Why Isn't Everthing
Ferroelectric? G. Ayton, Chemistry. Chemistry 402, central wing
at 4pm. Call 822-3997.
Saturday, Mar. 25
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Reflections On The United States.
Jeffrey Simpson, columnist. The
Globe & Mail. Ottawa. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131. 8 UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Everything under the sun
Tineke Hellwig
Asianist Tineke Hellwlg's book, In tbe
Shadow of Change: Women in Indonesian
Literature, is the culmination of four years
of research.
Through an examination of 25 novels
and three long stories, the work analyzes
how women have been represented in fiction between 1937 and 1986. It is also a
revision of Hellwig's Dutch PhD dissertation "Kodrat Wanita," an Indonesian term
which refers to a woman's innate destiny to
nurture and sacrifice her own needs for the
benefit of others.
The 50-year period that Hellwig studied
was a time of historic change for Indonesian
society. However, Hellwig points out that
women took no part in bringing about those
changes and their reactive role was consist
ently portrayed in the literature ofthe time.
"The norms and values considering gender issues which emerge from these works
of literature give us a good understanding of
the society which produced them," said
An associate professor in the Dept. of
Asian Studies, Hellwig's current research
focuses on the interrelationship between
colonial literature and women's status during the drastic political and social changes
in the Dutch Indies around 1900. Adjustment and Discontent, Representation of
Women in the Dutch East Indies, is the
result of her research.
The work deals with unexamined texts
drawn from libraries and private collections
in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and The Netherlands.
Both works are on display Mar. 16 at the
UBC Authors' Reception at Cecil Green Park.
Carl Trepanier
You could say that Carl Trepanier had
his share of ups and downs when it came to
researching the material that went into his
About 300 of them, in fact.
Armed with a plastic slate and a grease
pencil, Trepanier conducted almost 300
dives in Indian Arm and Howe Sound in a
six-month period in 1992. His efforts resulted in the publication of The Vancouver
Area Diving Guide.
"It had been almost 20 years since anyone had written a book on diving in B.C.,"
Timothy Oke
Timothy Oke doesn't consider himself a
weather buff. But if you do, then his book.
The Climate of Vancouver, is for you.
The 84-page handbook is the second
edition of a book originally written 20 years
ago by Oke, a climatologist and head ofthe
Geography Dept. The publication explains
Vancouver's large-scale weather setting, the
day-to-day, season-to-season weather patterns, local climates and the air quality
experienced in the Lower Mainland.
"There seems to be an endless fascination with weather and its relative
unpredictability, especially on the West
Coast," said Oke.
"I'm much more interested in the climates of cities in general. However, there
can be no denying that weather catches
peoples' imagination."
Co-authored by John Hay of the University of Auckland. The Climate of Vancouver
introduces the reader to the nature and
workings of the weather and climate of
Vancouver. It covers events such as storms,
the seasonal shift of weather types, long-
term changes of climate and air quality, and
includes weather maps, photographs, satellite images and monthly climate statistics.
Here's one statistic that probably doesn't
said Trepanier. who is currently completing
a marketing diploma program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
"It was definitely time for an update."
Trepanier's update contains descriptions
of various dive sites, accompanying photos,
and nautical charts. He describes the geography and the marine life endemic to each
site and points out particular areas of interest.
The book also includes practical information on retail dive stores, diving clubs,
and environmental conditions.
Trepanier has been diving since 1984
and has been active in the retail and wholesale areas of the industry. However, he
didn't do much of anything except dive
during the period leading up to the publication of the book.
"If you really push it, you can do four
dives a day. I averaged two or three a day
during that six-month period in 1992."
Trepanier's diving tends to be of the
recreational nature these days. That will
change this summer. He is about to embark
on a project with the Underwater Archeological Society of B.C. which will involve
mapping an area off Prospect Point. He also
plans to update The Vancouver Area Diving
Guide in a second printing which will include information on new sites.
come as much of a surprise to residents of
the Lower Mainland: It rains more on the
North Shore than in other parts of the city.
Just exactly how much more, however,
might raise a few eyebrows.
The average annual precipitation in Delta
is 1.000 millimetres. The average annual
precipitation along the present built-up limits on the slopes of the North Shore is
approximately 2.500 millimetres. That figure rises to 3.500 millimetres when you get
to the top of Seymour and Grouse mountains and 5,000 millimetres at the top ofthe
How does one take advantage of all that
rain? That's a subject for Oke's next version
ofthe book, which will place emphasis on its
practical applications relating to everything
from gardening to golfing.
ADAMS, ROBERT A. Calculus: a
complete course, 3rd ed. Don Mills,
Addison-Wesley Publishers, 1994. •
MARMOR, eds. Why are some people healthy and others not? New York,
Aldine de Gruyter, 1994. • BATES,
DAVID V. Envi ronfrtental health risks
and public policy: decision making in
free societies. Vancouver, UBC
Press, 1994. • BATES, GORDON
and DOUGLAS HAYWARD. Its elementary! investigating the chemical world. Vancouver, Pacific Educational Press, 1994. •BERGERSEN,
Equilbrium statistical physics, 2nd
ed. Singapore, World Scientific, 1994.
• BLACK, WILLIAM W. B. C. Human rights review: report on human
rights in British Columbia. Vancouver, Communications Branch, Ministry Responsible for Multiculturalism
and Human Rights, 1994. • BROOM,
POOLEY and ENID BROWN. Foundations of Canadian physical education, recreation and sport studies.
Dubuque, Brown and Benchmark.
RUSSELL, eds. Protecting rights and
freedoms: essays on the Charter's
place in Canada's political, legal, and
intellectual life. Toronto, University
Press, 1994. • BULLOCK,
MICHAEL, translator. Bread of the
birds. Victoria, Ekstasis Editions,
1994; Dark roses: variations on a
theme: poems. London, Third Eye,
1994; The inflowing river: poems.
Vancouver, Rainbird , 1994; Moons
and mirrors: poems. Vancouver,
Rainbird, 1994; The sorcerer with
deadly nightshade eyes. Vancouver,
Rainbird , 1994.; Voices of the river:
a rhapsody. Vancouver, Rainbird,
1994. • CALNE, DONALD B, ed.
Neurodegenerative diseases. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994. •
Linking schools of social work to aboriginal students and communities.
Vancouver, University of British Columbia, School of Social Work, 1994.
• COREN, STANLEY. The intelligence of dogs: canine consciousness and capabilities. NewYork, Free
Press, 1994. • CRAIG, KENNETH D. and
KEITH S. DOBSON, eds. Anxiety and depression in adults and children. Thousand
Oaks, Sage Publications, 1995. •
STELLA TSANG. Canada's health care system: its funding and organization. Ottawa,
Canadian Hospital Association Press, 1994.
• CROWHURST, MARION. Language and learning across the curriculum. Scarborough, Allyn & Bacon, 1994. • DALZIEL, PAMELA,
ed. Thomas Hardy: an indiscretion in
the life of an heiress and other stories. Oxford, Oxford University Press,
1994. • DALZIEL, PAMELA and
Hardy's 'Studies, Specimens & C
notebook. Oxford, Clarendon Press.
1994. • DEER, GLENN. Postmodern
Canadian fiction and the rhetoric of
authority. Montreal, McGill-Queen's
University Press, 1994. •
YAGIELA. Local anesthesia of the
oral cavity. Philadelphia, Saunders,
1995. • DUTTON, DONALD G. The
domestic assualt of women: psychological and criminal justice perspectives, 2nd ed. Vancouver, UBC Press,
DIANE LOOMER, co-directors and
ELEKTRA WOMEN'SCHOIR. Classic Elektra. Vancouver, Skylark
Records, 1994. • ELLIOT, GEORGE
Children, politics, and medicare: experiences in a Canadian province.
Calgary, University of Calgary Press,
MARMOR. Why are some people
healthy and others not? New York, Aldine de
Gruyter, 1994. • FOSCHI, MARTHA and
EDWARD J. LAWLER, eds. Group processes:
sociological analyses. Chicago: Nelson-Hall,
1994. • FRANKS, JILL. Revisionist resurrection mythologies: a study of D.H. Lawrence's
Italian works. NewYork, P. Lang, 1994. • FREEMAN, NEIL. Shakespeare's first texts. Vancouver, Folio Scripts, 1994. • FRELICK, NANCY
MARGARET. Delie as other: toward a poetics of
desire in Sceve's Delie. Lexington, French Forum, 1994. • FRIEDMAN, JAN MARSHALL
and JANINE E. POLIFKA Teratogenic effects
of drugs: a resource for clinicians: TERIS. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. •
JACOBS, eds. Children's play in child care
settings. Albany, State University of New York
Press, 1994. • GOMEL, VICTOR and PATRICK
J. TAYLOR, eds. Diagnostic and operative
gynecologic laparoscopy. St. Louis, Mosby, 1994.
OTTOSON, Community health, 7th ed. St. Louis,
Mosby, 1994; Instructor's manual and testbank
to accompany community health, 7th ed. St.
Louis, Mosby, 1994. • GREEN, LAWRENCE
W. and MARSHALL W. KREUTER. Health promotion planning and educational and environmental approach. Shanghai, Shanghai Medical
University Press, 1994. • GUNDERSON, LEE.
Monday morning guide to comprehension.
Markham, Pippin Publishing, 1994. • HALL,
not last the night. Vancouver, Knowledge Network, 1994. • HAMILTON, STANLEY W. and
ROBERT L. HEINKEL. The Role of real estate
in a pension portfolio. Vancouver, Bureau of
Asset Management, University of British Columbia. 1994 • HAMLIN, FRANK R„ CHRISTIAN
Cartulaire de Gellone. Tables des Noms de
Personnes et des Noms de Lieux. Montpellier,
Librairie Pierre Clerc, 1994. • HARRISON,
PAUL J. and CHRISTOPER S. LOBBAN. Seaweed ecology and physiology. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1994. • HAWTHORN,
AUDREY. A labour of love: the making of the
Museum of Anthropology, UBC, the first three
decades, 1947-1976. Vancouver, Universityof
British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology,
BATES. It's elementary: investigating the chemical world. Vancouver, Pacific Educational Press,
W. HAMILTON. The Role of real estate in a
pension portfolio. Vancouver,. Bureau of Asset
Management, University of British Columbia.
1994. • HELLWIG, TINEKE. Adjustment and
discontent: representation of women in the Dutch
East Indies. Windsor, Netherlandic Press, 1994;
In the shadow of change: images of women in
Indonesian literature. Berkeley, Centers for South
and Southeast Asia Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1994. • HERMSMEIER,
DOMIER. Library of Congress subject headings
related to Japan: topical headings. New York,
Subcommitee on Technical Processing, Committee on East Asian Libraries, Association for
Asian Studies, 1994. • HICKSON, PAUL. Atlas
of compact groups of galaxies. Basel, Gordon
and Breach Science Publishers, 1994. •
HILDEBRANDT. The Cypress Hills: the land
and its people. Saskatoon, Purich, 1994. •
HUNDERT, EDWARD JOSEPH. The Enlightenment's 'fable': Bernard Mandeville and the
discovery of society. Cambridge, Cambridge
University Press, 1994. • JASTAK, J.
DONALDSON. Local anesthesia ofthe oral cavity. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1995. • KAPLAN,
JOEL H. and SHEILA STOWELL. Theatre and
fashion: Oscar Wilde to the suffragettes. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994. •
KIRKNESS, VERNA J., ed. Khot-La-Cha: the
autobiography of Chief Simon Baker. Vancouver, Douglas &Mclntyre, 1994. -LALLI, CAROL
M. and TIMOTHY R. PARSONS. Biological oceanography: an introduction. Oxford, Pergamon
Press, 1993. • LEGGO, CARL. Growing up
perpendicular on the side of a hill. St.John's,
Killick Press, 1994. • LEY, DAVID and SHLOMO
HASSON. Neighbourhood organizations and
the welfare state. Toronto, University of Toronto
Press, 1994. • LITTLE, JAMES J. and VINCENT S. MANIS. The Schematics of computation. New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, 1995. •
LIVINGSTONE, VERITY. The art of successful
breastfeeding: a guide for health professionals.
Vancouver, Fairview Producations, 1994. •
LOEFFLER, PETER. Die Geschichte vom
Soldaten. Basel, Birkhaeuser, 1994. • LOOMER, UBC Reports ■ March 9,1995 9
.. And then some     1994 ubc authors
Elektra. Vancouver, Skylark Records, 1994. •
BERNHARD SCHWAB. Managerial finance in
a Canadian setting, 5th ed. Toronto, John Wiley
and Sons, 1994. • MAAS, HENRY S. Crests
and chasms: life scenes portraits reflections
(Poems, 1988-1993) Vancouver, Wallace Crescent Press, 1994. • MACKENZIE, K. ROY.
Basics of group psychotherapy. New York,
Guilford Press, 1994; Ed. Effective use of group
therapy in managed care. Washington, American Psychiatric Press, 1995. • MCLEAN, DAVID
I. and ARTHUR J. SOBER. Illustrated dermatology: synopsis of diagnoisis and treatment. Antwerp, Lasion, 1994. • MATSON, R. G. and
GARY COUPLAND. The prehistory of the Northwest Coast. San Diego, Academic Press, 1994.
• MORRISON, BRENDA J. et al. The Canadian
guide to clinical preventive health care. The
Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health
Examination. Ottawa, Health Canada, 1994. •
MURATORIO, BLANCA, ed. Imagenes e
Imaglneros. Representaciones de los indigenas
ecuatorianos, Siglos XIX Y XX. Quito, FLACSO,
1994. • NADEL, IRA B. Leonard Cohen: a life
in art. Toronto, ECW Press, 1994. • NAKAI,
SHURYO and JOHN S. SIM, eds. Egg uses and
processing technologies: new developments.
Wallingford, CAB International, 1994. •
Japanese economic policies and growth: implications for business in Canada and North
America. Edmonton, University of Alberta Press,
1994. • NEUFELD, DIETMAR. Reconceiving
texts as speech acts: an analysis of I John.
Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1994. • NEW, WILLIAM H.
Chia-na-ta wen hsiieh shih (History of Canadian
Literature, translated by Chih-che Wu, Huang,
Chih-kang, Wang, Ching-hsiang ) Bejing, People's Literature Publishing House. 1994. •
NOLAN, CATHAL J. The Longman guide to
world affairs. New York, Longman, 1994. •
OKE, TIM R. and JOHN E. HAY. The climate of
Vancouver. Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 1994. • OTTOSON, JUDITH M. and
LAWRENCE W. GREEN. Community health.
7th ed. St. Louis, Mosby, 1994; Instructor's
manual and testbank to accompany community
health, 7th ed. St. Louis, Mosby, 1994. • PANG,
CATHERINE CY. The effects of drugs on the
venous system. Austin, R. G. Landes, 1994. •
Synopsis of diseases of the chest. Philadelphia,
W.B.Saunders, 1994. • PARSONS,TIMOTHY
R. and CAROL M. LALLI. Biological oceanography: an introduction. Oxford, Pergamon Press,
JEFFREY S. THOMAS. International trade and
investment law in Canada, 2nd ed. Scarborough,
Carswell, 1994. • PAULY, DANIEL. On the sex
of fish and the gender of scientists: collected
essays in fisheries science. London, Chapman
& Hall, 1994. • PERLMAN, DANIEL and KIM
BARTHOLOMEW, eds. Attachment processes
in adulthood. London, J. Kingsley Publishers,
1994. • PETTY, ROSS E. and JAMES T.
CASSIDY. Textbook of pediatric rheumatology,
3rd ed. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1994. • POTTER, PITMAN B. ed. Domestic law reforms in
post-Mao China. Armonk, M. E. Sharpe. 1993. •
ARCHANGELI. Grounded phonology. Cambridge, MIT Press, 1994. • PUTERMAN, MARTIN L. Markov decision processes: discrete
stochastic dynamic programming. New York,
John Wiley & Sons, 1994. • REYNOLDS,
Handbook of depression in children and adolescents. New York, Plenum Press, 1994. •
ROBINSON, CLAYTON. J. C. Boileau Grant,
anatomist extraordinary. Markham, Hannah Institute and Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1993. •
F. ELLIOT. Children, politics, and medicare:
experiences in a Canadian province. Calgary,
University of Calgary Press, 1993. • ROCHE,
JOERG and NORMA WIELAND, Deutsch aktiv
Neu: tests. Munich, Langenscheidt, 1994. •
SARKONAK, RALPH. Trajets de I'ecriture:
Claude Simon. Toronto, Trinity College, Les
Editions Paratexte, 1994. • SCHMIDT, JERRY
D. Within the human realm: the poetry of Huang
Zunxian, 1848-1905. Cambridge, Cambridge
University Press, 1994. • SCHRODT,
BROWN. Foundations of Canadian physical
education, recreation and sport studies.
Dubuque, Brown and Benchmark. 1995. •
RANDALL MORCK. Managerial finance in a Canadian setting, 5th ed.
Toronto, John Wiley and Sons, 1994.
• SHAH, AMIL. Solving the riddle of
cancer: new genetic approaches to
treatment. Toronto, Hounslow Press,
1994. • SHIZGAL, BERNIE D. and
DAVID P. WEAVER, eds. Progress
in astronautics & aeronautics, Vol.
158. Rarefied gas dynamics: experimental techniques and physical systems. New York, American Institute
of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
1994; Eds. Progress in astronautics
& aeronautics, Vol. 159. Rarefied
gas dynamics: theory and
simutations. New York, American
Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, 1994; Eds. Progress in
astronautics & aeronautics, Vol. 160.
Rarefied gas dynamics: space science and engineering. New York,
American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, 1994. • SLATER, IAN
D. MacArthur must die: a novel. New
York, D. I. Fine, 1994; WW III: Force
of arms, NewYork, Fawcett, 1994. •
SMITH, ALLAN. Canada - an American nation?: essays on
continentalism, identity, and the Canadian frame of mind. Montreal,
McGill-Queen's University Press,
1994. • SPLANE, RICHARD B. and
nursing officer positions in national
Ministries of Health: focal points for nursing
leadership. San Francisco, University of
California. 1994. • TAYLOR, PATRICK J.
and VICTOR GOMEL, eds. Diagnostic and
operative gynecologic laparoscopy. St.
Louis, Mosby, 1994. • TESTER, FRANK
Tammarniit (Mistakes): Inuit relocation in the Eastern Arctic, 1939-63.
Vancouver, UBC Press, 1994. •
TREPANIER, CARL. The Vancouver area diving guide. West Vancouver, Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1994. • TSURUTA, KINYA and
Animizumu o yomu: Nihon bungaku
ni okeru shizen, seimei, jiko. Tokyo,
Shin'yosha, 1994. • TSURUTA,
KINYA, ed. Nihon bungaku ni okeru
tasha. Tokyo, Shin'yosha, 1994. •
Time and temporal structure in
Checkhov. Birmingham Slovonic
Monographs, No. 22. Birmingham,
Department of Russian Language
and Literature, University of Birmingham, 1994. • VERTINSKY, ILAN
and MASAO NAKAMURA. Japanese economic policies and growth:
implications for business in Canada
and North America. Edmonton, University of Alberta Press, 1994. •
ZILM. Legacy: history of nursing education at the University of British Columbia, 1919-1994. Vancouver, University of British Columbia School of
Nursing, 1994. • WEINER,
DEBORAH E.B. Architecture and social reform in late-Victorian London.
Manchester, Manchester University
Press, 1994. • WIELAND, NORMA and JOERG
ROCHE. Deutsch aktiv neu: tests. Munich,
Langenscheidt, 1994. • WILLINSKY,
JOHN. Empire of words: the reign of
the OED. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1994. • WOJTOWICA,
JERZY. Virtual design studio. Hong
Kong, Hong Kong University Press,
Elementary social studies: a practical approach., 4th ed. Toronto, Nelson Canada, 1994. • WYNN,
GRAEME, cartograhic ed., PHILLIP
and ERIC LEINBERGER, cartographer. Atlantic region to Confederation: a history. Toronto, University of
Toronto Press, 1994. • ZIEMBA,
Efficiency of racetrack betting markets. San Diego, Academic Press,
WARBINEK. Legacy: history of nursing education at the University of
British Columbia, 1919-1994. Vancouver, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, 1994.
Michael Bullock
Prolific is one way to describe Michael
Bullock's contribution to this year's authors' reception.
Proficient is another.
Bullock, the author of 30 volumes of
poetry and fiction, has been called one of
the most vivid, mysterious, and technically
proficient poets writing in English today.
His name appears beside seven publications on the most recent list of UBC authors, making 1994 his most prolific year in
terms of publishing.
"Since my retirement from UBC 12 years
ago, my output has steadily increased,"
said Bullock, a professor emeritus of Creative Writing.
"In addition, the first of my books of
poetry to be translated into Chinese came
out last year. There are others to follow, as
well as more of my fiction."
A native of London, England, Bullock
has been writing poetry since the mid-
1930s. His seven published works for 1994
include Voices of the River, The Inflowing
River, The Sorcerer with Deadly Nightshade
Eyes, Moons and Mirrors, Dark Roses, Bread
ofthe Birds, a translation from the work by
French-Canadian author Andre Carpentier,
as well as the bilingual Stone and Shadow/
Verity Livingstone
In her work as medical director of the
Vancouver Breastfeeding Centre, and master trainer with the World Health Organiza-
tion/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, Dr. Verity Livingstone has helped
write the book on the art of breastfeeding
through the publication of numerous articles.
Now, she has collaborated with independent film producer Beth Millar on a pair
of videos that educates both health professionals and mothers on the art of successful
Shi Yu Ying, published in Beijing.
1995 has already seen the publication of
a selection of his short stories in Estonian
Bullock's artwork has been widely exhibited in Canada, the United Kingdom and
Germany, and his book of surreal poems,
Sorcerer with Deadly Nightshade Eyes, is
illustrated with reproductions of his own
paintings.  He also designed the cover.
Despite his prolific and proficient output, Bullock has never had an opportunity
to attend a UBC authors' reception.
"I'm usually giving readings in the United
Kingdom or the Far East during this time of
year. However, I shall definitely be at this
year's reception."
First produced was The Art of Successful Breastfeeding: A Guide for Health Professionals.
"Through my work with family practitioners, medical residents and teaching
physicians, I realized that lactation was an
area that has been forgotten about in medical school," said Livingstone.
The last 10 years have seen a rapid
increase in the number of women who have
chosen to breastfeed. With more women
breastfeeding, Livingstone said it wasn't
surprising that physicians were seeing more
problems associated with breastfeeding.
The 75-minute video is the culmination
of her efforts with the World Health Organization and UNICEF to help health professionals around the world increase their
teaching skills in breastfeeding.
Since then, a companion video has been
released, titled The Art of Successful
Breastfeeding:  A Mother's Guide.
"Preparation is crucial to successful
breastfeeding, and it is much easier to learn
the skills of breastfeeding visually," said
"It's hoped this video will be made available to the general public through libraries,
public health units and hospitals."
Stanley Coren
The Intelligence of Dogs: Coming to a
bookstore near you. whether you live in New
Jersey or Japan.
Psychology Prof. Stanley Coren's book
on canine consciousness and capabilities is
his most successful general audience publication to date. The book is now in its 16th
printing, totalling approximately 160,000
copies, and will be translated into 12 different languages. It is already available in
"The book has caused a reasonable stir
in the doggie world," said Coren.
"You have to understand that most literature which describes various breeds of
dogs does so in glowing terms because the
descriptions are being provided by the breeding clubs. I don't have a stake in this. I'm
probably the first psychologist to look at all
of the breeds, the way they think, and their
relative abilities."
Coren, whose previous general audience
book. The Lefthander's Syndrome, sold
about 45,000 copies, said people are hungry for information about dogs. They want
to know if dogs can think, whether they
have feelings and emotions the same way
we do, and the limits of their ability to
"Lassie and Lady and the Tramp are our
views of dogs. People want to know more,"
said Coren.
Dog lovers will soon have an opportunity
to learn even more about their dogs, and
perhaps about themselves, from a book
Coren is working on. It will look at the
personality of people who own particular
types of dogs.
"We've already collected data on 900
dogs and their masters, and that's just the
start," Coren said. 10 UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
Professorships of Green College at UBC
Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences
The Theory of Ideology
Tuesday, March 21 at 11:45 AM Seminar
Anthropology & Sociology 207
The Media and Modern Culture
Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM
Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Co-sponsored by UBC
Continuing Studies
The Formation of the Public Sphere In the Modern World
Thursday, March 23 at 12:30 PM
Buchanan A-106
Habermas and the Theory of the Public Sphere
Thursday, March 23 at 5:00 PM
Green College Recreation Lounge
Power and Visibility Towards the Social Theory of the
Friday, March 24 at 10:30 AM
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International Seating Symposium,
March 7-9,'96. Vancouver, BC.
Call for Submissions, Deadline:
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Fax:(604)822-4835. UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995 11
The Leon and Thea Koerner
Memorial Lectures
Associate Professor of Music
Hindemith and Weill:
Cases of 'Inner' and 'Other' Direction
Thursday, March 23 at 12:30 PM
Music Building, Room 113
Schenker in English: Theory, Aesthetics and Politics
Friday, March 24 at 3:30 PM
Music Building Library, Room 400
Review of the
A committee chaired by Lynn Smith, Dean, Faculty of Law
has been established to conduct a review of the UBC
Library system. The last review of the Library was conducted in 1988. The committee's terms of reference are:
To examine the operation of the University Library and its
role in support of the University's mission.
To comment on the accountability and the overall effectiveness
of the Library's staff and its organizational structure.
To identify the Library's strengths, and also any opportunities
which the Committee perceives for improving its programs, its
relationships with both internal and external organizations, and
for better utilization of the financial and other resources
assigned to the Library.
To examine the Library's strategic plans for dealing with
technology, space, collections, access, services, and staff.
The committee will welcome written submissions from
individuals or groups. Submissions should be received no
later than April 14, 1995 and should be addressed to:
Byron Hender
Secretary, Library Review Committee
Office of the Vice President,
Student and Academic Services
124-6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
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Team to
A team of engineers who visited Kobe, Japan, within a week
of the recent earthquake that
destroyed much of the city will
share its insights at a seminar at
UBC on Saturday, March 11.
The engineers, many from
UBC's Dept. of Civil Engineering, will provide an overview of
the type and degree of damage to
buildings, bridges, infrastructure and port and industrial facilities caused by the earthquake's ground motions.
They were part of a reconnaissance team sent to Japan by
the Canadian Association for
Earthquake Engineering (CAEE).
The seminar is sponsored by the
CAEE in conjunction with the
Dept. of Civil Engineering.
It will be of interest to engineers, architects, public officials,
emergency preparedness personnel, planners, social scientists,
insurance organizations and others. The public is also invited to
The seminar will be held on
the UBC campus at the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, lecture theatre
2 (Woodward Library) from 9:25
a.m. to 1 p.m. A$2 admission fee
includes refreshments. Parking
is available at the Health Sciences Parkade.
Speakers from UBC's Dept. of
Civil Engineering include Prof.
Emeritus Shel Cherry, who is
also president ofthe CAEE, Prof.
Peter Byrne, Prof. Liam Finn,
Prof. Don Anderson, Asst. Prof.
Carlos Ventura and Asst. Prof.
Helmut Prion, who also holds an
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Dr. Patrick Doyle, a UBC professor emeritus in the
Faculty of Medicine, is one of eight distinguished
University of Alberta (U of A) alumni to be inducted
into that university's Alumni Wall of Recognition.
Doyle, who received his BSc and MD from U of A, received
his internship and residency training in pediatrics at Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital.
He joined UBC in 1963 and served as head ofthe Division
of Otolaryngology from 1972 until his retirement in 1991.
Doyle is the founder and president of the Pacific
Otolaryngology Foundation and founder ofthe B.C. Ear
Bank and Ear Transplant Service.
In 1988 he became the first Canadian to serve as president of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
U of A launched the Alumni Wall of Recognition last year
to inspire and motivate its students and future alumni in the
pursuit of excellence with their current studies and future
Induction ceremonies were held at the U of A campus last
• • • •
A research team from UBC's Pulp and Paper Centre in
collaboration with MacMillan Bloedel Research has won
the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association's prestigious
Weldon Medal for 1994.
The award is made annually for the best research paper
by a member at a CPPA-sponsored
The team, headed by Prof. Guy
Dumont of UBC's Electrical Engineering Dept.. consisted of Patrick Tessier
(formerly of UBC's Chemical Engineering Dept., now with ISAC Technology
Inc.), Bruce Allison of PAPRICAN and
Joe Ciarniello, MacMillan Bloedel
Their winning paper, Dual Adaptive
Control of Chip Refiner Motor Load:
Industrial Results, was presented at
Control Systems '94 in Stockholm.
The paper reported on Allison's PhD work in developing
and implementing a novel control method for mechanical
pulp refiners.
Ciarniello, a graduate of UBC's Pulp and Paper Master of
Engineering Program, collaborated in the implementation of
this control method.
The award was presented at the CPPA's annual meeting
in Montreal in February.
Dr. Donald Paty is being honoured by the American
Academy of Neurology and the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society (U.S.) with a newly created award
recognizing excellence in multiple sclerosis research.
Paty, head of the Division of Neurology and research
director of the MS Clinic, is the first recipient of the John
Jay Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research.
He is currently participating in two international, multi-
centred clinical trials to study REBIF, a potent form of beta
interferon as a treatment for MS.
Beta interferon is a naturally occurring anti-viral and
immunoregulatory substance.
In previous studies, Paty showed that another form of the
drug, interferon beta bl. reduced the activity ofthe disease.
Based on his findings, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved beta interferon as a treatment for MS in
September, 1993.
The $7,500 cash award will be presented to Paty at the
annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in
Seattle. Wash, on May 10.
Civil engineers visit with
UBC students, faculty
Representatives from more
than 40 civil engineering firms
met with 120 UBC civil engineering students and faculty
members on March 1 for the
department's annual Professional Night, held at the Graduate Student Centre.
The representatives, with
expertise in areas ranging
from transportation and marine engineering to seismic
design and bridge construction, discussed employment
opportunities and their engineering experiences with the
The event was organized by
civil engineering students and
sponsored by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. It
featured speeches by industry
representatives Phil Sunderland of SCS Consulting, Peter
Timler of Sandwell, and fourth-
year civil engineer Dan
Zollmann, who offered a student's perspective. 12 UBC Reports ■ March 9, 1995
News Digest
Residents ofthe University Endowment Lands
(UEL) have voted against forming their own municipality by almost a 2-1 margin.
With a 40 per cent turnout for the March 4 vote.
599 residents voted against incorporation while
318 were in favour of it.
The UEL. which covers a 14-hectare area around
UBC, is managed by the Greater Vancouver Regional District on behalf of the province. It is home
to approximately 3,500 residents.
UBC coaches and athletes have been singled
out for their excellence during the 1994-95 Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) season.
Bruce Enns and Misty Thomas made it a clean
sweep in the basketball category, winning coach-
of-the-year honours in Canada West.
Enns coached the men's team to a 14-6 regular
season, while Thomas guided the women to a
regular-season record of 13-7.
Mike Coflin was named hockey's Canada West
coach ofthe year for leading the Thunderbirds to
a record of 10 wins. 13 losses and five ties.
Basketball players Ken Morris and Adair
Duncan were selected first-team conference all-
stars in men's and women's play, while Wendi
Palmer was named to the women's second all-star
And power hitter Leanne Sander was selected
a first-team all-Canadian in women's Canada
West volleyball.
Sarah Evanetz finished with five gold medals to
lead the UBC women's team to a first-place finish
at the CIAU swimming championships March 3-5
in Quebec City.
It's UBC's second straight CIAU women's swim
title.  The men finished seventh.
The women's basketball team lost a heart-
breaker in overtime in the third and deciding game
of the Canada West basketball championships
March 5 in Victoria.
The T-Birds dropped a 71-69 decision to the
Victoria Vikes. UBC's Adair Duncan led all scorers wilh 29 points.
The Vikes take the series 2-1 and move on to the
national championships March 10-12 in Thunder
Bav. Ont.
Peter Wall is the recipient ofthe 1994/95 B.C.
Business Award, presented annually by the Commerce Graduate Society to a distinguished member ofthe B.C. business community.
The award recognizes an individual who has
made a significant contribution to the business
community, UBC, and the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
Wall was cited for his financial contributions to
UBC and his close working relationship with the
faculty. He received the award at a presentation
held Feb. 28 at the David Lam Library and Management Research Centre.
New paper offers women a
creative outlet, editors say
The UBC AMS Women's Centre has launched a new campus
newspaper by and for women.
Called VS. an alternative, the
monthly tabloid premiered last
month featuring an editorial on
Canada's debt crisis, women's
hockey at UBC, a poetry page
and an analysis ofthe impact on
women of proposed federal government reforms to social programs.
'The purpose of VS. is to provide an outlet for women to ex
press themselves through photography, art work, graphics,
news and creative writing," said
news editors Niva Chow and
Sarah O'Donnell.
"Our goal is to increase the
visibility of women and raise
awareness of women's issues,
both on- and off-campus. We
hope this paper will act as a
vehicle to secure a women-
positive community that will
replace the "chilly climate'
many women experience on
Financial support for the paper is provided by the President's
Allocation Committee, the Walter
Gage Memorial Fund and the
John A. Buchanan Memorial
Women interested in becoming involved with the newspaper
are invited to attend production
meetings held every Wednesday
at 4 p.m. in Room 130 of the
Student Union Building, or call
UBC Dance Club photo
Having A Ball
Dancers such as the graceful pair seen here will be gliding
across the floor at the UBC Dance Club's 33rd annual Gala
Ball on March 18. Held at the B.C. Enterprise Hall at the
Plaza of Nations, the ball is organized largely by UBC
students but includes people from all walks of life. More
than 100 competitors will vie for first place honours in 23
categories, including tango, fox trot, jive, and rumba. The
competition starts with a daytime session, which runs
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and wraps up with an evening
session that includes the professional demonstration and
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Memorial Lectures
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Thursday, March 23 at 12:30 PM
Buchanan Building, Room A-102
Questions Arising in the Comparative Study of Homicide
Friday, March 24 at 12:30 PM
Anthropology & Sociology Building, Room 207/209
Everybody Talks About the Civilizing Process
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President's Advisory Committee on Lectures
Professor of Psychology
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