UBC Reports
November 28, 1996


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 1 through December 14, 1996.

UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from members of the UBC community.

December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14

Monday, Dec. 2

Nursing Research Colloquium

Designing Interventions For Clinical Trials: The Smoking Relapse Prevention Program. Asst. Prof. Joy Johnson; Asst Prof. Pamela Ratner; Assoc. Prof. Joan Bottorff. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, Koerner Pavilion T-180, 3:30-4:30pm. Call 822-7453.

Biochemistry and Molecular Seminar

Molecular Biomechanics Of Structural Proteins In Animals. John Gosline, Zoology. IRC#4, 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-4070.

Resident Speaker Series

The Ultimate Weirdness Of Reality: The Testing Of Bell's Theorem -- Physical Results Of Philosophical Import. Michael Clark, Physics. Green College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Faculty Women's Club Christmas Boutique

Celebrating Christmas. Cecil Green Park House, 10am-noon. Call 224-4097.

Chemistry Seminar

Quadrupole Ion Trap: Mass Spectrometer And Electronic Test Tube Extraordinaire. Prof. Raymond March, Trent U. Chemistry D-225 (centre block), 10:30am. Call 822-3235.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Gas-Phase Proteins. Prof. Donald Douglas, Chemistry. Chemistry 250 (south wing), 1pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.

Margaret Ormsby Memorial Service

Chapel of the Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology, 2pm. To make a donation to the Ormsby Scholarship Fund, call 822-8900.

Cultural and Media Studies Interdisciplinary Group

Nationalising Disease. Howard Kushner, San Diego State U. Green College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.

MOA Lecture

Care Of Textiles. Joan Marshall, textile conservator. MOA, 7-8:30pm. Call 822-5087.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Post-Traumatic Bone Infection. Dr. R.N. Meek, Dr. P. Guy. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4646.

Faculty of Education Lecture

Multiculturalism And The Epistemology Of Diversity And The Issue Of Rights. Prof. Himani Bannerji, Sociology, York U. Scarfe 310, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-5881.

Centre for Biodiversity Research Seminar

Choice And Use Of Reference Sites In Environmental Monitoring And Impact Studies: A Review And Critique. Roger Green, U of Western Ontario. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60, 4:30pm. Refreshments in Hut B-8 at 4:10pm. Call 822-3957.

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Innovation In Comprehensive Examinations. Green College, 5pm. Call 822-6067.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Special Guest Lecture

Twenty-Five Years Of Evidence-Based Psychiatric Ambulatory Care. Prof. Hassan Azim, U of Alberta. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Detwiller Pavilion lecture theatre, 9-10:15am. Refreshments. Call 822-7971.

Grand Rounds

Youth With Congenital Heart Disease Issues, Challenges And Prospects. Dr. Michael Patterson, St. Paul's Hospital; Dr. Marla Kiess, Pacific Adult Congenital Health Clinic; Barbara Wilson, director, Patient Services. GF Strong auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.

Invited Speaker Seminar Series

Towards An Engineering Discipline For Software Architecture. David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon U. CICSR/CS 208, 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0557.

Friday, Dec. 6


Corneal Disease In Africa: The Contribution Of Traditional Eye Medicines. Dr. Paul Courtright. Mather 253, 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Christmas Craft Fair and Raffle

First Nations And Other Crafts. First Nations Longhouse, 12-5pm. Continues Dec. 7, 9am-5pm. Call 822-2115.

Linguistics Colloquium

The Syntax Of Temporal Relations: A Uniform Approach To Tense And Aspect. Hamida Demirdache; Miriam Uribe-Etxebarria, UC-Irvine. Buchanan B-317, 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-5594.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Interactive Reading for 5 to 7 year-olds

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Bookstore staff. Bookstore, 1:30pm. Call 822-2665.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Green College Performing Arts Group

Contemporary Japanese Piano Music. Imado Tadahiko. Green College, 8pm. Call 822-6067.

Monday, Dec. 9

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Role Of DNA Replication In Homologous Recombination And Studies Of RecA-Like Proteins In Archaea. Steve Sandler, UC-Berkeley. IRC#4, 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-5975.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

The North American Tour. Dr. B.A. Masri. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4646.

Respiratory Research Seminar

What Is Bronchial Dysplasia? Dr. C. MacAulay, BC Cancer Agency. St. Paul's Hospital, Gourlay conference room, 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.


The Fourth Regular Meeting Of Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102, 8pm. Call 822-2951.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Board of Governors Meeting

The open session begins at 8am. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on application to the Board Secretary at least 24 hours before each meeting. Old Administration Building, Board and Senate room. Call 822-2127.

Friday, Dec. 13

Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Eating Disorders In Childhood, Their Complexity And Severity. Dr. Bryan Lask, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK. GF Strong auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Poetry Reading for 5 to 7 year-olds

A Selection Of Fun Word Play. Bookstore staff. Bookstore, 1:30pm. Call 822-0587.


Food Service Locations Christmas Closures

Arts 200, La Tour, Roots, Trekkers Koffee Kiosk. Closed Dec. 1-Jan. 5. Edibles and YumYums. Closed Dec. 13-Jan. 5. Call 822-3663.


Faculty, Staff and Grad Student Volleyball Group. Every Monday and Wednesday, Osborne Centre, Gym A, 12:30-1:30pm. No fees. Drop-ins and regular attendees welcome for friendly competitive games. Call 822-4479 or e-mail: kdcs@unixg.ubc.ca.

Fun and Fitness

UBC Community Sport Services offers adult ballet, gymnastics and ice hockey classes for beginners. No experience is necessary. For more information call 822-3688.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday - Friday; 10am-5pm; Saturday, 12-5pm. 1825 Main Mall. Call 822-2759.

Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility

Weekly sales of furniture, computers, scientific etc. held every Wednesday, noon-5pm. SERF, Task Force Building, 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 822-2582 for information.

Faculty Development

Would you like to talk with an experienced faculty member, one on one, about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty Development and Instructional Services at 822-0828 and ask for the Teaching Support Group.

Studies in Hearing and Communication

Senior (65 years or older) and Junior (20-30 years) volunteers needed. Participants will attend up to three one-hour appointments at UBC. Experiments will examine different aspects of hearing and communication abilities. Honorarium for some studies. Please call The Hearing Lab, 822-9474.

Clinical Research Support Group

The Clinical Research Support Group which operates under the auspices of the Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology provides methodological, biostatistical, computational and analytical support for health researchers. For an appointment please call Laurel Slaney at 822-4530.

Eczema Study

Volunteers needed. 12-40 years of age. Must have a current flare of eczema. Able to attend five visits over a 15-day period. Honorarium to be paid upon completion. Call 875-5296.

Multisite Fungal Infection Study

Jock itch, athlete's foot, irritation beneath the breasts or ringworm. Volunteers needed. Must have at least two different sites of skin infections. Seven visits over 12 weeks. Honorarium paid upon completion. Call 875-5296.

Psoriasis Laser Study

Volunteers needed. The UBC Division of Dermatology is seeking volunteers with psoriasis who are not currently receiving medical treatment for psoriasis. We are testing a potential new laser therapy for the disease. Volunteers who complete the treatments and follow-up visits will receive a stipend. Call 875-5254.

Christmas at the Shop in the Garden

November/December 1996. Fresh foliage wreaths and baskets, tree ornaments and table centrepieces made by the "Friends of the Garden" available from November 25 while quantities last! Great selection of gifts too! All proceeds help the garden grow. UBC Botanical Garden, Shop in the Garden, 10am-5pm. Call 822-4529.

Garden Hours

Nitobe Memorial Garden open 10am-2:30pm weekdays only, Botanical Garden and the Shop-in-the-Garden are open 10am-5pm daily (including weekends). Call 822-9666 (gardens), 822-4529 (shop).

Parents with Babies

Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? ... help us find out! We are looking for parents with babies between one and 14 months of age to participate in language development studies. If you are interested in bringing your baby for a one hour visit, please call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Department of Psychology, UBC, 822-6408 (ask for Nancy).

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Study

Participants required to take part in clinical dermatology trial at Division of Dermatology, 855 West 10 Avenue. Requirements, 50 years of age and older, within 72 hours of onset of first skin rash. Maximum 13 visits over 24- week period. Free medication and honorarium given. For further information call 875-5296.

Diabetes 1997 Conference

The Young Diabetic. Interprofessional Continuing Education Conference will take place Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Vancouver, for all health professionals interested and involved in diabetic care. For further information call 822-2626.

UBC Zen Society

Meditation sessions will be held each Monday (except holidays) during term, in the Tea Gallery of the Asian Centre from 1:30-2:20pm. All welcome. Please be punctual. Call 228-8955.

Parent Care Project

Daughters/daughters-in-law who are caring for a parent in a care facility are needed for a counselling psychology study on the challenges women face in parent care. Involves individual interviews/questionnaire. Call Allison at 822-9199.