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
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Faculty Women's Club Christmas Boutique
Celebrating Christmas. Cecil Green Park House, 10am-noon. Call 224-4097.
Quadrupole Ion Trap: Mass Spectrometer And Electronic Test Tube Extraordinaire.
Prof. Raymond March, Trent U. Chemistry D-225 (centre block), 10:30am. Call
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.
Care Of Textiles. Joan Marshall, textile conservator. MOA, 7-8:30pm. Call
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Dec. 8
Green College Performing Arts Group
Contemporary Japanese Piano Music. Imado Tadahiko. Green College, 8pm. Call
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
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
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:
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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