A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from February 8 through February 21, 1998.

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

February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Sunday, Feb. 8

Graduate Symposium On Asia

Instant Asia: Constructing New Identities In An Era Of Globalization. Green College from 9am-12pm. $20. Call Arnab Guha 221-1506.


Jean Coulthard: 90th Birthday Celebration. Faculty artists. Music Recital Hall at 3pm. Call 822-5574.

Green College Performing Arts Group

A Reading From His Work. Crispin Elsted, poet. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.


Joe Sealy's Africville Suite. Joe Sealy Quartet. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call 822-9197.

Monday, Feb. 9


Jean Coulthard: 90th Birthday Celebration. Student performers. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Canadian Studies Lecture

Elizabeth MacKenzie: Canadian Feminist Artist. Prof. Susan Gingell, U of Sask. Buchanan B 212 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2147.

Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Design of Ice Class Marine Propellers. Neil Bose, Ocean Engineering Research Centre, Memorial U. CEME 1204 from 3:30-4:30pm. Light refreshments. Call 822-3770.

Comparative Literature/French Department Lecture

Figures Of The Immigrant In Works By Julia Kristeva And Tahar Ben Jalloun. Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth U. Green College Coach House at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Discussion

Structure Prediction By Protein Threading. Dr. Stephen Brysat, National Institute of Health. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call Dr. Murphy 822-8022.

Astronomy Seminar

There Is More To Microlensing Than MACHO. Geraint Lewis. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Coffee tea at 3:30pm. Call 822-4134.

Theatre At UBC

A Mouthful Of Birds. Joyce Miller, director. Chan Centre BC Tel Studio Theatre at 7:30pm. Continues to Feb. 14. Call 822-9197.

St. John's College Resident Speaker Series

Poetry And Performance: A Slice Of Life. Shulamit Klinger. St. John's College social lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Continuing Studies Lecture

International Scene - Mahathir to Malaysia: Is It Time For A Last Hurrah? Stephen Milne. Vancouver Public Library downtown, Peter Kaye Room from 12-1:30pm. $70; $60 seniors. Call 822-1450.

Microbiology And Immunology Seminar Series

The Effects Of Photodynamic Therapy On Mitogenic And Stress Signaling In Murine Keratinocytes. Jing-Song Tao. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.

Botany Seminar

The Fucoxanthin-chl A/C Proteins Of Heterosigma Carterae - Harvesting The Sun In Chromophytes. Julia Harnet. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.

UBC Humanists' Society Lecture

The Internet And Your Privacy. Richard Rosenberg, Computer Science. Scarfe 206 at 12:30pm. Donuts. Call 739-9822.

Biotechnology Seminar

Don't Eat Yellow Snow: The Adventures Of A Co-op Student. Chris Radziminiski, Microbiology And Immunology. IRC #1 from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments prior to seminar. Call Dr. Haynes 822-5136.

Metals And Materials Engineering Seminar

Sulphur Pathways During Biooxidation. Lyn Jones. Frank Forward 317 at 3:30pm. Call 822-1918.

Statistics Seminar

Procedures For Multiple Outcome Measures With Applications To Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials. Daphne Guh. CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, bring your own mug. Call 822-0570.

Green College Speakers' Series

An Example Of The Inter-face Of Disciplines In Conversing About How A Person Manages Face-To-Face Conversation. Kathy Pichora-Fuller; Carolyn Johnson, Audiology and Speech Sciences. Green College at 5:30pm. Reception, Graham House, 4:45-5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Health And Medicine Lecture Series

His And Her Anatomy: Shifting Representations Of The Female Body. Patricia Vertinsky, Educational Studies. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

The Canadian Health Care System: Crisis And Challenge. Dr. Robert W. McGraw. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Wednesday Noon Hours Concert

Lafayette String Quartet; Jane Coop, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at door. Call 822-5574.

Faculty Financial Planning Lecture Series

Powers Of Attorney And The Representation Agreement Act. Jim Carphin, senior estate lawyer, Russell & DuMoulin. Chemistry 250 from 12:30-1:30PM. Call 822-1433.

President's Lecture

Herodotus, Mark Twain And Navigation In The Greco-Roman World. Prof. John Oleson, UVic. Laserre 102 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2889.

Ts''kel Program Lecture

Canon Voice - Counter Voice From Ts''kel 5086: Research And (Self) Representation. Ts''kel 5086 Graduate Students. Longhouse Sty-Wet-Tan from 1-4pm. Call 822-2085.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Research Seminars

The Integrin-Linked Kinase Prevents Mammary Epithelial Cell Differentiation. Dr. Calvin Roskelley, Anatomy. BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium

The Particle Motion Of Reflected S-Waves At Near Incidence. Prof. Flavian Abramovici, Tel Aviv U. CSCI 300 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4584.

Evolution, Ecology And Biodiversity Seminars

Snowshoe Hare Behaviour And Demography During A Cyclic Population Low. Karen Hodges, Zoology. FNSC 60 at 4:30pm. Cookies Hut B-8 at 4pm. Call 822-3957.

Respiratory Research Seminar Series

The Role Of Latent Adenoviral Infections In The Pathogenesis Of Emphysema. Dr. James Hogg, Pathology. Vancouver Hosp. Doctors' Residence, 3rd Floor conference room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.

Public Lecture

Getting To The Heart Of It: Children's Conversations About Moral Matters. Linda Farr Darling, Curriculum Studies. Italian Cultural Centre Activity Room at 7pm. Reception to follow. Call 822-5512.

Canadian Studies

Banking Without A Central Bank: Lessons From Canadian History For An E-cash World? Angela Redish, Economics. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Archeological Institute Lecture

Archeology On Earth's Last Frontier: Excavation Of Ancient Shipwrecks 2800 Feet Down. Prof. John Oleson, UVic. Vancouver Museum Aud. at 8pm. Call 822-2889.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Physiology Seminar Series

New Insights Into Mechanisms Of Preterm Labour. Dr. John R.G. Challis, U of Toronto. COPP seminar room from 12-1pm. Call 822-2494.

Botany Seminar

Strategies For Growth Management Of Porphyra Zezoenis In Suspension Cultures: A First Step Towards Land Based Mariculture. Jeff Hafting. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.


UBC Symphony Orchestra. Jesse Read, conductor; Lambroula Pappas, soloist. Chan Centre at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Human Kinetics Seminar

Exercise, Antioxidants And Oxidative Stress. Assoc. Prof. Peter M. Tiidus, Wilford Laurier U. War Memorial Gym 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3913.

Law and Society Lunchtime Seminar

Convict Rebellion In London, 1789. Simon Devereaux, History. Green College at 12:30pm. Please do not bring food or lunches. Call 822-1878.

Computer Science Colloquium

Telepresentations And Scalable Reliable Multicast. Jim Gemmell, Microsoft Bay Area Research. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0557.

Genetics Graduate Program Seminar Series

Beyond Sixes And Sevens: A Mapping Tale. Dr. Stephen Wood, Medical Genetics. Wesbrook 201 at 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.

Physics And Astronomy Colloquium

The Search For Axion Dark Matter. Pierre Sikivie, U of Florida. Hennings 202 at 4pm. Call 822-6673 or 822-3853.

Agricultural Sciences Lecture

Caring For Animals In A World of Colliding Values. David Fraser, Animal Science. Pacific Space Centre (Planetarium) at 7:30pm. Website: or call 822-2620.

Continuing Studies Workshop

Continent of Dreams: A History Of The Imagination. Leonard George, Vancouver psychologist and writer. Carr Hall conference room from 7:30-9:30pm. Continues Thursdays to March 26. $135; $125 seniors. Call 822-1450.

Poetic Persuasions

Open Reading. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Friday, Feb. 13

Pediatric Grand Rounds

International Projects In Maternal And Child Health. What We Have To Offer And How Do Staff Become Involved? Various speakers. GF Strong Aud. at 9am. Call 875-2307.

Fish500 Seminars

Expert Systems And BC Herring Fishery. Steve Mackinson, Fisheries Centre; Harvest Control Of Schooling Fish Stocks Under Oceanographic Regimes. Marcelo Vasconcellos, Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-3731.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Diabetes In The Elderly. Dr. Graydon Meneilly, Medicine. Cunningham 160 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4645.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar Series

Improving The Quality And Use Of Industrial Hygiene Information In Industry. Ian Drummond, Imperial Oil. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC, Koerner G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.

Leon And Thea Koerner Foundation Creative Writing Masters Series '98

Drama - Discussing Their Writing Careers. Morris Panych; Ian Weir; Bryan Wade, moderator. Green College Coach House at 12:30pm. Call 822-0699.


UBC Contemporary Players; Stephen Chatham; Eric Wilson, directors. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Women's Studies Research Centre Lecture Series

Sandi Tomc, scholar, English. Women's Studies Centre main lounge at 12:30pm. Call 822-9171.

Chemical Engineering Weekly Seminar

Optimization Of The Production Of Peroxymonosulfate For Pulp Bleaching Processes. Mohammed Shaharuzzaman. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Coffee ChemEng 204 at 3:15pm. Call 822-3238.

Linguistics 1998 Colloquia Series

Reducing Computational Complexity Against Expletive Raising. Soowon Kim, U of Washington. Buchanan block B penthouse at 3:30pm. Refreshments. E-mail or call 822-4256.

Mathematics Colloquium

Polynomial Growth Harmonic Functions On Complete Manifolds. Prof. Peter Li, U of California. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments, Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

Geography Colloquium Series

Recent Hydroclimatic Variability In British Columbia. Dan Moore, SFU. Geography 229 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2663.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Protein Folding Studied By Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Lars Konermann, Chemistry. Chemistry D-225 (center block) at 4pm. Call 822-3266.


UBC Symphony Orchestra. Jesse Read, conductor; Lambroula Pappas, soprano soloist. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

Saturday, Feb. 14

Continuing Studies Workshop

No Money, No Problem: A Look At Low-Budget Filmmaking. Dean English, Lynne Stopkowich, producers, Kissed. Continuing Studies 211 from 10am-5pm. $150. Call 822-3656.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

History As The Enemy Of Memory: An Anatomy Of Remembering. Prof. Richard White, History, U of Washington. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

Sunday, Feb. 15


Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas. Robert Silverman, piano. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 3pm. Call 822-9197.

Green College Fireside Chat

An Informal Discussion. Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Monday, Feb. 16

Continuing Studies Workshop

Book Talk: The Writer Remembers. Angela Deery. Vancouver Public Library downtown, Peter Kaye Room from 7-9pm. Continues to June 1. $75; $65 seniors. Call 822-1450.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Continuing Studies Workshop

Book Talk: Books And Bites. Angela Deery. Vancouver Public Library downtown, Peter Kaye Room from 12-2pm. Continues to May 19. $65; $55 seniors. Call 822-1450.

Microbiology And Immunology Seminar Series

Understanding The Sugar-Modifying Enzymes Of Capsule Biosynthesis. Martin Tanner, Chemistry. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.

Statistics Seminar

Asymptotic Normality Of Goodness-Of-Fit Statistics For Sparce Poisson Data. Ursula Mueller, U of Bremen. CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, bring your own mug. Call 822-0570.

Centre For Applied Ethics Colloquium

The Protection Of Privacy: Ethics And Human Rights. David Flaherty, B.C. privacy commissioner. Angus 413 from 4-6pm. Call 822-5139.

Faculty Mentoring/Faculty Association Seminar

Promotion And Tenure Seminar. Various speakers. First Nations House of Learning from 4-6pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3883.

UBC Continuing Studies Multimedia Seminar

Legal And Ethical Aspects Of Multimedia. S. Tyler Barrs, entertainment lawyer. David Lam Centre seminar room from 6:30-9:30pm. $300. Call 822-0693.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

TBA. Dr. Henry Broekhuyse. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Research Seminars

Regulation Of B-Catenin Signaling Pathway By Integrin-Linked Kinase. Dr. Shoukat Dedhar, Jack Bell Research Center. BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Seminars

Trade Off Behaviour Of Juvenile Coho Salmon Between Foraging And Predator Avoidance. Uli Reinhardt, Zoology. FNSC 60 at 4:30pm. Refreshments, Hut B-8 at 4pm. Call 822-3957.

Respiratory Research Seminar Series

Tracheal Bronchial Stents. Dr. Lindsay Machan, Radiology. Vancouver Hosp/HSC Doctors' Residence, 3rd Floor conference room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.

Continuing Studies Seminar

Practical Applications Of GIS In Tourism, Land Use And Forest Planning. Catherine Berris, planner and landscape architect. Continuing Studies 211 from 6:30-9:30pm. $105. Call 822-1420.

History And Memory: Repositioning The Past

Red Flags And Lace Coiffes: History, Anthropology And The Politics Of Survival. Charles Menzies, Anthropology and Sociology. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Senate Meeting

Regular Meeting Of The Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-2127.


An Evening With Rita MacNeill. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call 822-9197.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Biotechnology Lab Seminar

Functional Genomics In Yeast: An Overview. Dr. Philip Hieter, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. Wesbrook 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments prior to seminar. Call 822-9117.

Critical Issues In Global Development

Trade And Underdevelopment. Ashok Kotwal, Economics. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Friday, Feb. 20

Health Care And Epidemiology

Soft Tissue Injury Recovery Management Program. Bill Dyer, ICBC. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking avail. in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thinking About Human Leukemias By Studying Yeast Chromatin Regulators. Asst. Prof. Lorraine Pillus, Asst. Prof. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, U of Colorado. GF Strong Aud. at 9am. Call 875-2307.

Fish500 Seminars

Fisheries Impact On Marine Ecosystems. Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Coffee muffins at 11am. Call 822-2731.

Multimedia Information Session

Learn More About UBC Continuing Studies' Multimedia Program. Various speakers. David Lam Centre Lab A from 6:30-9:30pm. Call 822-0693.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Continuing Studies Workshop

Scenarios For The Future Of Canada. Carr Hall conference room from 9:30am-4:30pm. Bring refreshments. Call 822-1450.

Continuing Studies Workshop

How'd They Do That? Producing Visual Effects For Film And Television. Tracey Friesen; Christine Petrov; Stephen Pepper, Rainmaker Digital Pictures. Rainmaker Digital Pictures from 10am-2pm. $125. Call 822-3656.



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

UBC Zen Society

Each Monday during term (except holidays) meditation session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery from 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 four to 15 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).

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.

Museum of Anthropology

Current Exhibits. From Under The Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology In The Lower Fraser Region Of BC. Continues to April 1/98. 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.

14th International Seating Symposium

Feb 26-28/98. Pre-Symposium Workshop, Feb. 25/98. Vancouver, B.C. Call 604-822-4965. E-mail:

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 45-minute visit please call Dr. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at UBC, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).

Parents With Adolescents

Are you interested in learning how family conversation and activities are integral to the career development of your adolescent? We are inviting mothers and fathers with their 14/15 year old(s) to come to UBC to participate in parent adolescent conversations about career. Follow-up for 6 months. $100 honorarium paid. Please call Dr. Richard Young's project team, Counselling Psychology Dept. 822-3985.

Children's Art Program

The Dept. of Curriculum Studies -- Art Education invites children 7-10 to participate in a unique visual art program at the UBC Child Care Services Bldg. Mondays 5-6:15pm. Feb 2-Mar 22/98. $20 per child. Call 822-5321.

Art Exhibition

Recalling The Past: A Selection Of Early Chinese Art From the Victor Shaw Collection. MOA Dec 2 - Aug 31/98, Wed-Sat 11am-5pm; Tues 11am-9pm. Call 822-5950.

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 Officer 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

Tours of the garden will be given by garden volunteers. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1pm. Tours are included in the price of admission to the garden. Call 822-9666.

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.

Classroom Hearing Accessibility Conference

The Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research is sponsoring a conference, "Interdisciplinary Views of Classroom Hearing Accessibility: The Sum of the Parts". Feb. 21-22 at GF Strong. For more information, please call 822-9474 or 822-4716.

Writing Centre Courses

Upcoming six-week courses include Getting Ahead with Grammar, Writing Essays about Literature, Persuasion and Rhetorical Analysis, and Preparation for Professional Communication. Weekday and evening courses begin the week of Feb. 23. Call 822-9564.

Call for Submissions to Fugue

UBC's Anthology of Literary Non-Fiction. Deadline: Feb 15, 1998. Works of biography, memoir, rhetoric, personal essay, etc. up to 3,000 words. No academic essays. No fee. Include phone number on submissions. Submit to Fugue, Buchanan E-462, 1866 Main Mall, V6T 1Z1. Call 228-2661.

Food Services Hours of Operation

Reading Break, Feb. 16-20. Edibles, 7:45am-2:30pm; Trekkers, 11am-2pm; The Express, 7:30am-4:30pm; Pacific Spirit Place Cafeteria, 8:30am-2pm; Espresso on the Go, 7am-2pm; Steamies at the Bookstore, 9am-2pm. Roots, Arts 200 and Yum-Yums are closed. Please check postings at your favorite locations. All campus locations are open Monday to Friday. Residence dining rooms are open seven days a week.