A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from November 29 through December 12, 1998. The previous calendar is also available.
For events further in the future, see Live@UBC.
UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from members of the UBC community.
November 29, 30
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Preventing Osteoporosis: Influences on Peak Bone Mass. Various speakers, School of Human Kinetics. IRC #3 from 8:15am-5:30pm. Call 822-3120.
Remembering Luboml. Tzimmes Jewish World Music Ensemble. MOA Theatre Gallery from 2-3pm. Free with museum admission. Call 822-5087.
CBC Avison Series Concert 3. CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 2pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
John Doheny Jazz Quintet. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Only The Strong (Colloidal Flocs) Survive Papermaking. Prof. Robert H. Pelton. UBC Pulp and Paper 101 at 10:30am. Call 822-8560.
UBC Percussion Ensemble. Sal Ferreras, director. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-9197.
TBA. Yarlong Wang. GeoSciences 330-A at 3pm. Call 822-3278.
SCUBA-Mapping The Orion Ridge: The Physics Of Star-Formation Observed In The Sub-Millimetre. Doug Johnstone, Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
TBA. Melanie Badali, Psychology. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
European Union Film Festival. Chan Centre Royal Bank Cinema at 7pm. Continues to Dec. 2. Call Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
The Forgotten Problem: World Hunger. Laurence Ashworth. St. John's College Fireplace Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Madrigal Singers. Cecil Green Park House main floor at 12noon. Reserve by Nov. 27. $15. Call 224-4419.
When Harry Meets Sally - The Story Of Fungal Mating-Type Incompatibility. Patrick Shiu. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
The RND And Hop Families Of Cell Envelope Proteins In Helicobacter Pylori. Jim Bina. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3308.
TBA. Yarlong Wang. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Applications Of Electrospray And Tandem Mass Spectrometry To The Study Of Biomolecular Complexes. Margaret Sheil, U of Wollongong. Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Combined Effects of Fe And Temperature On Growth And Physiology Of Phytoplankton. Isao Kudo, Hokkaido U. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Stochastic Resonance, Neuron Firing, And Signal Reconstruction. Lawrence Ward, Psychology; Crisis Points Group. Hennings 318 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
The Move From A Resource-Based To A Knowledge-Based Economy In B.C.: Consequences For Lifelong Learning. Michael Goldberg, Commerce and Business Administration. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
World AIDS Day: Remembering - Memorials And Memory. MOA Theatre Gallery from 7-9pm. Call 822-5087.
Readings From His Book, Father Jimmy: Life And Times Of Jimmy Tompkins. Michael Welton, Educational Studies. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Blood Products Use In Spine Surgery. Dr. Peter Wing. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
The BCL-2 Gene Family: A Potential Model For Follicular Atresia. Parimal Nathwani. B.C. Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Land Use Planning Mechanisms In Post-1978 China. Jiang Xu, U of Hong Kong. CK Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
The Effect Of Cigarette Smoking On Bone Marrow. Dr. Stephan VanEeden, Medicine. St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Plato, Heraclitus And Computer Science. Paul Gilmore, Alan Mackworth, Computer Science. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
Shinto: An Eternal Source Of Cultural Politics In Japanese History. Prof. Nam-Lin Hur, Asian Studies. St. John's College 1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
English Classes On Medieval Drama And Literature. Medieval Players. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride, director. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Drugs From The Sea. Raymond Andersen, Oceanography. Geo-Sciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Detection, Characterization And Genetic Modification Leukemic Stem Cells. Laurie Ailles. Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call 822-8764.
Memory Of A Vortex Lattice. Eva Andrei, Rutgers U. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:45pm. Call 822-2137; 822-3631.
Global Economies - Local Societies: Culture Caught In The Crossfire. Prof. Patricia Marchak, Anthropology and Sociology. St. John's College 1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
Butting Out Tobacco Promotion. Prof. Richard Pollay; Kathy Mulvey, Infant Feeding Campaign; Luk Yussens; Derek Yack, World Health Organization. IRC #6 at 7pm. Call 822-3131.
Matisse And Picasso: Chess, Revels, Misprison. Yve-Alain Bois, Pulitzer Chair, Harvard U. Lasserre 102 at 7:30pm. Call 822-2757.
Acts Of Passion. Chan Centre BC Tel Studio Theatre at 7:30pm. Continues to Dec. 5. Call Chan Centre box office 822-2678.
NAFTA: Canada, United States, Mexico - Who Are Our Allies? Corky Evans, minister, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture And Food. Chan Centre Royal Bank Cinema at 8pm. Call 822-1219.
Reproductive Technologies: Deciding What To Use. Patricia Baird, Medical Genetics. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
School Readiness Of Canadian Children: Findings From The National Longitudinal Survey Of Children And Youth. Dafna Kohen. social science researcher. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.
A Brief History Of Echocardiography -- Our Roots And Our Future. Walter Duncan, Pediatric Cardiology. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Haydn - The Creation. University Singers; UBC Choral Union, UBC Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
First Nations Longhouse from 10am-5pm. Call 822-2115.
Undergrad Flute/Clarinet Recital. Sarah Mickeler, clarinet; Jodi Dawkins, flute. School of Music Recital Hall at 2:30pm. Reception to follow. Call 221-7011.
Vancouver Youth Symphony Christmas Concert. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 7pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
Murder And Maggots: The Use Of Insects In Criminal Investigation. Gail Anderson, Criminology, SFU. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Robert Silverman, piano. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 3pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
Environmental Catalysts: Challenging New Opportunities. Leo E. Manzer, DuPont. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
The MACHO Project: The Dark Halo, The Magellanic Clouds, The Luminous Structure Of The Milky Way, And The Kitchen Sink. Kem Cook, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
The Development Of Epistemic Understanding During College Years. Tobias Krettenauer, Psychology. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
The Intelligent Systems Revolution. Lotfi Zadeh, U of California. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Eating Disorders: Cause And Effect. Isabelle Pineault. St. John's College Fireplace Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Three Wise Women In Korean Folktale. Keum Sook Kang, Centre for Korean Research. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
The Delgamuukw Decision - One Year Later: Perspectives On Its Impact And Implementation. MOA Theatre Gallery from 7-9pm. Call 822-5087.
Innovations in Orthopedics: Basic Science Revisited. Dr. Peter Kokan, Dr. Alan Baggoo, Dr. Jordan Leith, Dr. Hugh McPherson, Dr. Kevin Wing. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7 am. Call 875-4192.
Instructional Skills. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC, Koerner Pavilion, Rehabilitation Sciences, third floor, from 8:30am-5pm. Continues Dec. 10-11. Call 822-6827.
The Expression Of Activin/Inhibin Subunits And Activin Receptors In Normal Ovarian Epithelium And Ovarian Cancer. Kyung-Chui Choi. B.C. Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Airway Smooth Muscle In Asthma. Prof. Richard Schellenberg, Medicine. St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Traditional Christmas Lunch. Pacific Spirit Place, Student Union Building from 11am-2pm. $7 incl. GST. Group reservations welcome. Mini cash bar. Call 822-3461.
Curly: A New Hair Defect Mutation In The Mouse. Lydia Taylor. Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call 822-8764.
The Canadian Brass. UBC Music. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
Perspectives On The Economic Impacts Of HIV/AIDS. Robin Hanvelt, B.C. Centre For Excellence In AIDS/HIV. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Clinicopathological Conference. Derek deSa; David Wensley. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Decadal Climate Oscillations In The Arctic: A New Feedback Loop For Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions. Lawrence Mysak, McGill U. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Linkages Between Community, Inequality, And Population Health. Jim Dunn, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Green College at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Metta Meditation Retreat.
Guy Armstrong. Asian Centre from 7-9pm. Continues to
Dec. 13. To register e-mail email@example.com or call 731-5469.
Christmas At The Chan. Vancouver Chamber Choir; other special guests. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Monday during term (except holidays) meditation session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery from 1:30-2:20pm. All welcome. Call 822-2573.
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).
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.
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 (one to five 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, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).
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.
The Student Recruitment Office offers guided walking tours of the UBC campus. The tour begins at 9:30am every Friday morning at Brock Hall. To book a tour please call 822-4319.
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 please contact Mary-Jo Lavery, RN (study co-ordinator) at 682-2344 ext. 2455.
Remembering Luboml: Images Of A Jewish Community; Vereinigung; Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian And Inuit Art; Hereditary Chiefs Of Haida Gwaii; Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist; From Under The Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology In The Lower Fraser Region Of British Columbia. 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 email@example.com.
Non-vegetarians, between the ages 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 209-3281.
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? Complete a survey in your own home and return your responses by pre-paid mail. Call Sheila Marshall 822-5672.
17-23 years old? Love him, hate him or indifferent, you qualify. $10 for 30 min., anonymous questionnaire, student or non-student, mailed survey. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan at 822-4919.
Wanted: Canadian UBC students with an urge to become involved in the international community. Get together with an international UBC student twice per month and do things. Learn about another culture, share your own culture, establish new friendships, etc. Fill out an application form at International House or call 822-5021.
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. Web site: www.stat.ubc.ca/~scarl, e-mail: email@example.com or call 822-4037.
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.
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.
Join a one-hour birding walk around UBC campus, every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars if you have them. For details, call Jeremy Gordon 822-8966.
Daughters who have returned home to live with their parents are needed for a PhD psychology study. An interview at your convenience is required. Please call Michele 269-9986.
Free tours of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts are held every Tuesday at noon. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre lobby. Special group tours can be booked through www.chancentre.com or at 822-1815. For more information please call 822-2697.
Public Skating 8:30am-4:30pm. $3; free before noon for UBC students. Casual Hockey 8:30am-4:30pm. $3.75/hr. M-F; free before noon for UBC students. Squash and Racquetball. UBC staff $7.50/court; UBC students $6/court. For info call 822-6121.
The Faculty Women's Club is composed of academic faculty and professional staff at UBC, its affiliated colleges, the library, Health Sciences Centre, and post-doctoral fellows from across campus. It brings together women connected to the university either through their work or that of the spouses for social activities and lectures. The main purpose of the club is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are 18 different interest groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation and bridge to hiking. Do come and join us. Call Louise Klaassen, president 222-1983; Marya McDonald, membership 738-7401.
Seeking participants (students and non-students) possessing good computer and mouse skills for a UBC study on wayfinding in a computer-generated virtual environment. This requires a one-time commitment of two hours, in the Imager lab in the CICSR building, for which you receive $15. For an appointment, e-mail: Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org; call 822-2218.
Five- to 12-year-old children are needed to participate in UBC Psychology research to learn more about the ways children respond to questions about cartoons and stories. Please call Assoc. Prof. Johnston's lab at 822-9037.
Fresh foliage wreaths, baskets and festive decorations made by the Friends of the Garden. The plant centre and shop feature unique gifts, potted evergreen trees, unusual hollies, and winter flowering plants. All proceeds help the garden grow. UBC Botanical Garden from 10am-5pm. Call 822-4529.
Do you find that you forget things more easily? Do you sometimes feel like your brain is in a haze? Researchers at UBC are investigating hormonal influences on cognitive processing in both pregnant women and women who have recently given birth. The study takes place at the Psychology Dept. and consists of filling out several paper and pencil tests (approx. 50 min.). All tests will be kept confidential. Participants will receive $10 per hour. Call Sharon Lee 822-6069 or Asst. Prof. Liisa Galea 822-6536.
UBC Art Education faculty invites children 7-12 years to participate in a unique art course Saturdays at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Jan. 30-March 13, 1999). $25. E-mail email@example.com or call Lara Lackey at 822-5422.
The UBC Law Review is publishing a 50th anniversary commemorative issue. We are looking for law school alumni and faculty who wish to submit articles. Please contact the UBC Law Review at 822-3066; fax 822-4633 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 1999.
For a study involving public participation in B.C. environmental policies conducted by Eco-Risk Research Unit. We offer $20 for 1.5 hours of your time. UBC staff and graduate students are particularly welcome. (Fluency in English is required). Please call 822-0551.
Nomination of candidates begins Dec. 1 and ends Jan. 8. Go to the AMS Executive office room 238 in the SUB for forms and additional information or call 822-3971.