A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from August 16 through September 5, 1998.

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August 17, 23, 24, 31
September 4, 5

Monday, Aug. 17

Green College Member Speakers Series

Creating An international Indigenous University. Claudine Montes, Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Sunday, Aug. 23


Chinese Paintings. LO Quin Yuan, artist. Asian Centre, from noon-5pm. Continues to Aug. 31. Call 822-0810.

Monday, Aug. 24

Graduate Students Workshop

Instructional Skills. Faculty Development Seminar Room (basement of David Lam Building, use outside entrance behind Trekkers), from 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Aug. 26. Call 822-6827 to register.

Monday, Aug. 31

Graduate Students Workshop

Instructional Skills. Faculty Development Seminar Room (basement of David Lam Building, use outside entrance behind Trekkers), from 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Sept. 2. Call 822-6827 to register.


Butterfly Wing Patterns: The Development And Evolution Of Decoration. Vernon French. IRC #4, 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2304.

Green College Member Speakers Series

The Male Sex: A Risk Factor For Heart Disease. Christine Crowley, Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Friday, Sept. 4


Linking Canadian And African Health Professionals: Working Together To Provide Health Care To Communities In Crisis In Northern Uganda. Gizaw Shibru, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief. Mather 253, from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Saturday, Sept. 5


Journey To Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain. David Guang-Wei Yeung, artist. Asian Centre, from 11am-5pm (weekdays), noon-5pm (weekends). Continues to Sept. 13. Call 439-1913 or 822-0810.



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

Parents with Babies

Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out! We are looking for parents with babies between four to 21 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, Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Monika).

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.

Parents With Toddlers

Did you know your child is a word-learning expert? Help us learn how children come to be so skilled at learning new words! We are looking for children (two-four years old) and their parent(s) to participate in language studies. If you are interested in bringing your child for a forty-five minute visit please call Dr. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at UBC, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).

Research Study

Relationship Study. Heterosexual men (25 years of age and older), in relationships of greater than six months needed for a UBC study of relationships. Complete questionnaire at home, receive $10. Call 822-2151.

UBC Campus Tours

The School and College Liaison Office offers guided walking tours of the UBC campus most Friday mornings. The tours begin at 9:30am and run for 90 minutes. Interested students must pre-register for the tours at least one week in advance. Call 822-4319.

UBC Botanical Garden Tours

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, Botanical Garden and Shop in the Garden are open from 10am-6pm daily to October 4. Tours of the garden will be given by The Friends of the Garden every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am. Tours are included in the price of admission to the garden. Inquiries for the gardens call 822-9666 and for the Shop call 822-4529.

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. Principal investigator, Dr. Richard Bebb. For more information or to sign up for this study please contact Mary-Jo Lavery, RN (Study Coordinator) at 682-2344 ext. 2455.

Parents With Young Adults

Today it is much more common for young people to return home to live with their parents. As part of a research study, mothers and fathers with the 20-30 year olds who have returned home are invited to participate in parent/adult-child conversations about their experiences. Three chances to win $100. Call Michele Paseluikho, Counselling Psychology 822-5259 or 269-9986.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Recalling The Past: A Selection Of Early Chinese Art From the Victor Shaw Collection; Vereinigung: Nuu-chah-nulth/Gitxsan artist Connie Sterritt; Transitions: A Traveling Exhibit of First Nations And Inuit Art. ; Cannery Days: A Chapter In The Lives Of The Heiltsuk; Hereditary Chiefs Of Haida Gwaii; Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. MOA Cafe now open daily 10am-4pm throughout the summer. Call 822-5087.


The British Columbia Seniors Medication Information Line (BC SMILE) is a free telephone hotline established to assist seniors, their families and caregivers with any medication-related questions including side effects, drug interactions, and the misuses of prescription and non-prescription drugs when it is not possible to direct such questions to their regular pharmacist or physician. Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Call 822-1330 or e-mail

UBC Weight Loss Study

We are looking for overweight males/females between the ages of 20-45 to participate in a new research study using metabolic stimulants to promote weight loss. For more information, call Romolo 439-0453.

Parent-Child Relationship Study

Mattering To Children. Are you a parent of a child who is still in school? Would you like to help me understand how parents know that they are important? I am conducting a survey of parents' understanding of how they know they matter to their children. You can complete the survey in your own home and return your responses by pre-paid mail. Call Sheila Marshall 822-5672.

Chan Centre Summer Tours

Tours are now running Monday to Friday daily at 11:30 am at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC (across from the Museum of Anthropology). Meet us in the lobby for a half-hour of UBC's newest performing arts "gem". To book special tours call 822-2697.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Conference

Finding Common Ground: Working Together For The Future. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Conference from Nov. 19-21 at the Coast Plaza Suite Hotel at Stanley Park. E-mail: or call Elaine Liau 822-4965.

Community Sport Summer Programs

UBC Community Sport Services programs provide a unique experience for the development of participants of all ages. It provides qualified instructors, a positive atmosphere, variety of facilities, and offers an enjoyable and meaningful experience for all participants. E-mail: or call 822-3688.

UBC Fencing Club

UBC Fencing Club meets every Wednesday and Friday at 7pm in Osborne Gym A. Learn decision- making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave message at 878-7060.

Intercultural Studies

UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies Summer Institute offers a creative week of focused skills development that combines face-to-face workshops with on-line coaching. August 17-21. Website: or call 822-1437.

Art Exhibition

Recent acquisitions to the UBC Photography Collection. Many artists are UBC staff and instructors internationally renowned for their work. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Tues.-Fri. 10am-12noon; Sat-Sun 12-5noon. Continues to Sep. 27. UBC staff, faculty and students free with valid ID. Call 822-2759.

Cut Flower Sale

Cut-cash-carry at wholesale prices. Snapdragons, zinnias and ageratum, 7/$1. Spray carnations/asters, 3/$1. Every Friday, 8am-1pm. Horticultural Greenhouse, West Mall and Stores Rd. Call 822-3283.

Women's Nutrition Study

Women between the ages of 19-45 required for a study examining nutrition attitudes and practices. Involves a questionnaire and interview. Will receive a gift certificate for the Bread Garden or Starbucks. Call Terri at 209-3281.

Peer Program Recruitment For Canadian Peers.

We are currently recruiting UBC Canadian students for the 1998-99 Peer Program. The program runs from September 1998 to April 1999. Apply today. Help an international student. Call 822-1265.

Statistical Consulting And Research Lab (SCARL)

SCARL offers long- or short-term statistical and analytical assistance to UBC researchers. Resources include expertise in many areas of statistical methodology and a variety of statistical software. Website:, e-mail: or call 822-4037.

Engineering Day Camp For Kids

GEERing Up! UBC Engineering For Kids. CEME 2206 from 9am-4pm. Week-long, continues to Aug. 28. $125/week for children entering Grade 2 to leaving Grade 7. Call 822-2858.

Hong Kong Women

Young women who are members of Hong Kong astronaut (parents in Hong Kong and children in Canada) or Hong Kong immigrant families (parents and children in Canada) are required for a study examining their personal and family decisions. Call Kimi Tanaka 254-4158 or Dr. Phyllis Johnson 822-4300.

Psychology Research

Dr. Johnston's UBC Psychology Lab is looking for 5-12 year olds for research on the ways younger and older children respond to questions about cartoons and stories with different answer choices. Call 822-9037.

UBC School of Nursing Second Fall Institute

Program Evaluation. Institute leader, Assoc. Prof. Ann Hilton. Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 9am-4pm. Registration $325 (before Aug. 22), $375 (after Aug. 22). Student (with ID) $195 (before Aug. 22), $245 (after Aug. 22). Registration fee includes packet of selected readings and other materials. Call Edna at 822-7453 for registration forms.

UBC Glaucoma Clinic Volunteers Needed

The UBC Glaucoma Clinic at the Eye Care Centre is looking for volunteers to participate in eye research which will help improve the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Prefer volunteers over 45 who have no known glaucoma. Examination is free, confidential, safe, painless and takes 90 minutes. Call 875-4111, ext. 61737 (Monday-Wednesday) or pager 205-0770 (Monday-Saturday).