A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from September 7 through September 20, 1997.

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

September 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Sunday, Sept. 7

A Classical Quiz Show

CBC Radio Special Taping: Musical Challenge For The Audience, The Panel And The Orchestra. Hosted by CBC Radio's comedy duo Double Exposure. Panelists are music critics William Littler, Toronto Star, Robert Everett Green, Globe and Mail, Richard Turp, Montréal Gazette and CBC broadcasters David Grierson, Marjorie Doyle and Rick Phillips. Frederic Wood Theatre, 2pm. Come and be part of the show. Call 662-6605.

Monday, Sept. 8

Green College Open House

Join Our Residents For Tours, Talks, Drama, Music, And Poetry, Followed By A Resident Speaker Talk at 5:30pm. Green College, 10am-5:30pm. Call 822-8660.

IAM Colloquium

On Compressible Viscous Flow. Prof. John Heywood, Mathematics. CSCI 301, 3:30pm. Call 822-4584.

Biochemistry and Molecular Discussion Group Seminar

Metabolic Properties Of Retinal Neurons And Glial (Muller) Cells. Dr. Barry Winkler, Eye Research Unit, Oakland U. IRC#4, 3:45pm. Refreshments 3:30pm. Call 822-6173.

Cultural and Media Studies Interdisciplinary Group

Inside Stuff: How Industrial Design Mediates Culture And Economy. Harvey Molotch, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara. ANSO 207/209, 8:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Faculty Women's Club Meeting

Coffee On The Terrace. Social meeting and sign up for interest groups. New members welcome. Cecil Green Park House main floor, 10am. Call Ann Thompson 266-6778.

Lectures in Modern Chemistry

Understanding Bacterial Enzymes: The Chemistry Inside The Black Box. Prof. Martin Tanner, Chemistry. Chemistry B250 (south wing), 1pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.

Oceanography Seminar

Circulation Driven By Bottom-Intensified Mixing Over Topography. Patrick Cummins, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney. BioSciences 1465, 3:30pm. Call 822-1814.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Unusual Cases Of Neurological Deficit. Dr. Marcel Dvorak, Dr. Leo Zeller, Dr. Michael Goytan, Dr. Alan Bagoo and Dr. Barbara Hughes. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud., 7:00am. Call 875-4192.

UBC: It's Yours - Notetaking Skills Workshop

Free Workshop For First Year Arts And Science Students. Hennings 200, 12:30-1:20pm. No pre-registration required. Call 822-4319.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Biotechnology Seminar

Production Of Clinical Trial Animal Cell Derived Biologics. Otto Doblhoff-Dier, Inst. for Applied Microbiology, U of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna. Wesbrook 201, 12:30pm. Refreshments before seminar. Call 822-5835.

UBC Peer Program Matching Night

Meet Your International Buddy. All Peer Group Participants Who Have Applied And Been Accepted Are Required To Attend. International House, 6-8:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-5021.

Friday, Sept. 12

Pediatrics Grand Rounds

New Direction In Genetics That Have Applications In Everyday Pediatrics. Dr. Judith Hall, Pediatrics and BC Children's Hospital. GF Strong Auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.

Health Care and Epidemiology Rounds

Cultural Dynamics And Stability Of Tsembaga Agro-Eco System. John Anderies, Mathematics. Mather 253, 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar

Indoor Vehicle Emissions. Stephen Stewart, Project Engineer, B.C. Ministry of Transportation. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, UBC Pavilion, Koerner Theatre G279, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.

Chemical Engineering Weekly Seminar

Investigation Of Polymer Surface Properties For Biocompatibility Using Self-Consistent Field Modelling. Bradley Steels, MASc candidate. ChemEng 206, 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Fund-raising Event for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Shinerama: Students Raising Funds For Cystic Fibrosis Research. The UBC AMS United Way Committee. Totem Residence, 2525 West Mall, ballroom, 8am. Volunteers shine shoes for donations. Prize draw. Dinner barbecue. Call 844-1200 (pager, leave a message).

Monday, Sept. 15

Merck, Frosst, Sharp and Dohme Lecture

Mechanistic Aspects Of The Oxidation Of Alkanes By Aqueous Platinum Salts. Prof. John Bercaw, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology. Chemistry D225 (centre block), 10:30am. Call 822-3266.

UBC: It's Yours - Know Your Job And Career Resources

Free Workshop For First Year Arts And Science Students. Hennings 200, 12:30-1:20pm. No pre-registration required. Call 822-4319.

Centre for Japanese Research Seminar

Women And Household In Medieval Japan. Prof. Haruko Wakita, U of Shiga Prefecture. CK Choi conference room 120, 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Governing Modern Societies

Are Group Rights Required For Political Stability? Claus Offe, Humboldt University. Green College, 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Centre for Japanese Research Seminar

Literary Theme Parks In Medieval Japan And China. Ivo Smits, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. CK Choi conference room, 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Lectures in Modern Chemistry

Polymerization Of Propylene: A Remarkable Asymmetric Catalytic Reaction. Prof. John Bercaw, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology. Chemistry B250 (south wing), 1pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.

Governing Modern Societies

Governing Liberty. Nikolas Rose, Goldsmiths College, U of London. Green College, 5pm. Reception 4:15-5pm in Graham House. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

The Infected Hip Replacement: A Tale Of Two Cities. Dr. Robert Kerry. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud., 7:00am. Call 875-4192.

UBC: It's Yours - Exam Preparation Skills Workshop

Free Workshop For First Year Arts And Science Students. Hennings 200, 12:30-1:20pm. No pre-registration required. Call 822-4319.


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

Thursday, Sept. 18

27th Annual Medieval Workshop

History, Apocalypse And The Secular Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Symposium On Augustine's City Of God. Green College, 10am-6pm. Continues to Sept. 20. $50. Grad. students no charge. For registration contact or 822-4095.

Science First! Lecture Series

On Beauty And The Evolution Of A Sense Of Form. Lee Gass, Zoology. IRC#2, 12:30-1:30pm. Bring your lunch. Discussion to follow lecture. Call 822-5552.

Earth and Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Ocean/Atmosphere Variability And Biogeochemical Cycles: Stable Isotope Geochemistry Of Marine Deposits. Prof. Steve Calvert, Earth and Ocean Sciences. GeoSciences 330A, 12:30pm. Call 822-1814.

Faculty Development Seminar

Steps In Course Design. Ian Wright, Curriculum Studies. David Lam basement seminar room (use outside entrance behind Trekkers) 3-5pm. Call 822-9149.

CICSR's Distinguished Lecture Series

Robots That Learn. George Bekey, U of Southern California. CICSR/CS 208, 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6894.

Biostatics Seminar

Simulation Of The Explosive AIDS Epidemic In Intravenous Drug Users. Anona Thorne, Canadian HIV Trials Network, St. Paul's Hospital. CSCI 301, 4-5:30pm. Call 822-0570

Friday, Sept. 19

Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Intensive Care Medicine In The Developing World. Dr. David Wensley, Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital. GF Strong Auditorium 9am. Call 875-2307.

Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture - 27th Medieval Workshop

Thinking Through History: Augustine's Method In The "City Of God." Gerard J.P. O'Daly, Greek and Latin, University College, London. Chan Centre, Royal Bank Cinema, 12:30pm. Call 822-2515.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Imaging The Structure And Function Of Single CNS Synapses. Timothy Murphy, Psychiatry. Cunningham 160, 12:30pm. Call 822-7795.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar

Passing The Buck: The Federal Government's Role In Canadian Environmental Policy. Kathryn Harrison, Political Science. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, UBC Pavilion, Koerner Theatre G279, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.

Chemical Engineering Seminar

Effects Of Polymer Composition On Rheology And Processing Behaviour Of Blow Molding Polyethylene Resins. Alfonsius Budi Ariawan, MASc candidate. ChemEng 206, 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Organic Crystals. Prof. Alan Bree, Chemistry. Chemistry D-402 (centre block), 4pm. Call 822-3266.

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Japanese Classical Music. Featuring Satomi Fukami. Chan Shun Concert Hall, 8pm. Tickets, $18 - $25, available through Ticketmaster or at the Chan Centre box office after 1pm on performance days or Saturdays from noon to 5pm. Call 822-2697.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Three-Day ISW For UBC Graduate Students. 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Sept. 28. For registration email: Call 822-6827.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Good News, Bad News: Power In Canadian Media And Politics. William Thorsell, Editor-in Chief, Globe and Mail. IRC#2, 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.



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:

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Théodore Géricault. The Alien Body: Tradition In Chaos. Exclusive, rare opportunity to see original masterworks from the Louvre, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Bibliotheque Nationale, never seen before in North America. Continues to Oct. 19. Adults $5, seniors/students $3.50. Faculty/students/staff, free. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall, Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun, noon-5pm. 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.

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.

Garden Hours and Tours

To October 13, 10am-6pm. Botanical Garden tours will be given by garden volunteers Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1pm. Call 822-9666. (gardens). 822-4529 (shop).

UBC Zen Society

Each Monday during term (except holidays) Meditation Session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery, 1:30-2:20pm. All welcome. Call 228-8955.

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 forty five minute visit, please call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Dept. of Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Sharon).

UBC Medical School

Needs male and female volunteer patients of any age, either healthy or ill to help students learn how to interview and complete a physical examination (external only). The total time for each teaching session is between two-four hours, Tues-Thurs. pm. Travel expenses will be paid. Call Vancouver Hospital/HSC 875-5943.

Do You Have Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?

Subjects are required for a study that will be using a nuclear medicine technique to examine the presence of inflammatory cells at the patellar tendon. Subjects aged 20-35 years with unilateral patellar tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Dr. MacIntyre at 822-0799.

Do You Have Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?

Volunteers are required for a study examining the effectiveness of a standard Physical Therapy treatment protocol. Subjects aged 20-35 years with unilateral patellar tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Tyler Dumont at 734-3777 or Dr. Donna MacIntyre at 822-0799.

Museum of Anthropology

Current Exhibits. Written In The Earth. An exhibit exploring the roots of Coast Salish Art. Continues to Dec. 31/97. From Under The Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology In The Lower Fraser Region Of BC. Continues to April 1/98. Vereinigung. A Display of life-sized sculptures of Raven, Wolf and Bear by Northwest Coast artist Connie Sterritt. Continues to Sept. 26. 6393 N.W. Marine Drive. Hours of operation are Wed.-Sun 11am-5pm. Tuesday 11am-9pm. Free 5-9pm. Call 822-5087.

Studies in Hearing and Communication

Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language is English and your hearing is relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC. Hearing screened. Honorarium paid. Please call The Hearing Lab, 822-9474.


The Clinical Research Support Group which operates under the auspices of the Department 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.

Severe PMS?

Vancouver Hospital Sleep Disorders Program is seeking volunteers for PMS study. Must be 18-35 yrs., with marked PMS, in good health, non-shift worker, non-smoker and not taking medications (no Pill). Involves two overnight sleep studies in your home. Honorarium $100. Call Carolyn 822-7927.

Testosterone Study Volunteers Needed

Men aged 55-70 with low free testosterone are needed to test the effects of an approved form of oral testosterone (Andriol) on bone mass, body composition, and sexual function. Dr. Richard Bebb is the Principal Investigator. For more information or to sign up for this study please contact Mary-Jo Lavery, RN (Study Coordinator) at 682-2344 ext. 2455. St. Paul's Hospital.

Faculty Women's Club

The Faculty Women's Club is composed of academic faculty and professional staff at UBC, its affilliated colleges, the library, Health Science Centre and post-doctoral fellows from across campus. It brings together women connected to the university either through their work, or that of their spouses, for social activities and lectures. The main purpose of the Faculty Women's Club is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are twenty different interest groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation, bridge to hiking. Do come and join us! Contact Jenny Russell (President) 224-4097 or Ann Thompson (Membership) 266-6778 for further information.