A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from April 18 through May 1, 1999. 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.

April 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 1

Sunday, April 18

School of Music Concert

Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Music Recital Hall at 2pm. Call 822-5574.

Monday, April 19

Bio-Mega/Boshringer-Ingelheim Lecture

Exploring The Biology Of Human Cytomegalovirus With DNA Arrays. Thomas E. Shenk, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Princeton U. IRC #2 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178.

Science And Society

Performances, Text And Contexts: Reflecting On A Collaborative Research Project With The Philippine Women Centre. Geraldine Pratt, Geography. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

St. John's College Lecture

The Making Of Vancouver. Alex Stomper. St. John's College Fairmont Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.

Tuesday, April 20

MOA Lecture

New Context, New Meaning - The Thunderbird Pole Of Gitanoyow. Marjorie Halpin, curator, Ethnology. MOA Theatre Gallery from 7-9pm. Web site: or call 822-5554.

Wednesday, April 21

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Osteoporosis As It Relates To The Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. David Kendler. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Respiratory Research Seminar

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Friend Or Foe? Dr. Jeremy Road, Medicine; Dr. Ken Evans, Surgery. VGH, doctors' residence, third floor conference room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5663.

Senate Meeting

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

Thursday, April 22

25th Anniversary Open House

CUPE 2950 Celebrates 25 Years - Think About That! Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre from 4:30-6pm. Prizes, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres. To RSVP call Leslie 822-1494.

Chan Centre Fundraising Concert

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Norio Ohga, CEO, Sony Corporation, guest conductor. Chan Centre at 8pm. Web site: Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.

Friday, April 23

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Management Of Acute Otitis Media In The Era Of Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr. Ron Dagan, Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Ben Gurion U. GF Strong Aud. at 8:30am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.

IHEAR Conference

Interdisciplinary Views Of Hearing Accessibility For Older Adults: The Sum Of The Parts. Various speakers. Graduate Student Centre lower level ballroom from 8:30am-5:30pm. Continues April 24. $240; $50 student (includes two breakfasts and lunches). E-mail: or call Lisa Dillon Edgett 822-9474.

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

The Need For Alternative Levels Of Care For Patients In Canadian Hospitals: Analysis Of Studies Across The Country. Charles Wright, director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation; Karen Cardiff, research associate, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Chan Centre Concert

A Heart and Stroke Benefit: Music From Benny Goodman. Tommy Banks and His Big Band. Chan Centre at 8pm. Web site: Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.

Saturday, April 24

UBC Botanical Garden Lecture

Hanging Baskets. David Tarrant; Judy Newton. UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre from 9am-12noon. $40; $36 members. To register call 822-3928.

Swim Meet

Pacific Dolphins Swim Association. UBC Aquatic Centre from 8am-12noon. Continues to April 25 from 4-8pm. Register with organizer. Call 822-9623.

Sunday, April 25

Vancouver Recital Society

Steven Isserlis, cello; Stephen Hough, piano. Chan Centre from 3-5pm. Web site: Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.

Monday, April 26

Chalmers Institute

Ministry Of Supervision, Phase 1. Rev. Aldona Ewazko; VST faculty; team. VST at 8:30am. Continues to April 30. $360. To register call 822-9490.

St. John's College Lecture

Regulating Rice Wine Consumption. Shannon Waters. St. John's College Fairmont Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.

Tuesday, April 27

Chemoprevention/Medical Oncology Seminar

Approaches To Prevention Of Breast Cancer. Norman Boyd, head, Epidemiology and Statistics, Ontario Cancer Institute. BC Cancer Agency, 600 W. 10th Ave. John Jambor Room from 12:15-1:15pm. Call Dr. Kirsten Skov 877-6098 local 3021.

Green College Speaker Series

The Notion Of Time In Science And Mythology. Luigi Luisi, Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Green College at 5pm. Reception Green College Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, April 28

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Case Presentations: 20 Minutes On Shoulder, Elbow, Wrists, And Hands. P. Gropper; W. Regan; R. Hawkins. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Nursing Rounds

The Work And Impact Of The AIDS Prevention Street Nurse Program. Various speakers. UBC Hosp., Koerner G-279 from 4-5pm. Call 822-7453.

Chan Centre Concert

Johann Strauss Capelle: The Original From Vienna - North American Tour 1999. Chan Centre
at 8pm. Web site: Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.

Thursday, April 29

Health, Safety And Environment

Occupational First Aid Level I. Vancouver Fire Hall #10, 2992 Wesbrook Mall from 8:30am-4:30pm. $90. To register call Pamela Rydings 822-2029.

Physiology/Neuroscience Seminar

Src And Na+ In Gain Control Of Excitatory Synaptic Transmission. Dr. Michael Salter, U of Toronto. IRC#3 from 3:45-5pm. Call 822-2083.

Friday, April 30

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Can Perinatal HIV Transmission Be Eradicated In Canada. Various speakers, B.C.'s Children's and Women's Hosp. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Refreshments at 8:30am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Beyond Health For All: Does Public Health Figure In the Health System Of The Future? Nancy Kotani, director, Health Design System, Vancouver/Richmond Health Board. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pride UBC Meeting

Sessional Collective Meeting To Change Bylaws. #26 - 795 W. 7th Ave. at 5pm. Call Co-chair 222-3542.

Chan Centre Concert

The Beethoven Trio Vienna: Piano, Violin, Cello. Chan Centre at 8pm. Web site: Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.

Saturday, May 1

Chan Centre Concert

Phoenix At The Chan. Phoenix Chamber Choir; Carol Welsman. Chan Centre at 8pm. Web site: Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more info 822-2697.


UBC Food Services Exam Hours

Effective April 12-30. Pacific Spirit Place from 7:30am-2pm; Subway from 7:30am-7:30pm; Barn from 7:30am-4pm; Trekkers from 9am-2pm; Express at Trekkers from 7:30am-7pm; Yum Yum's from 8am-2:45pm; Bread Garden from 7:30am-4:30pm; IRC from 8am-3:30pm; Arts200 and Edibles closed. See ad in this paper. Web site: or call 822-3663.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to Dec. 31. Mary Anne Barkhouse: Selected Works; Partners In Action: Musqueam Creek Enhancement Project. Continues to June 30. Nunavutmiutanik Elisasiniq: A Tribute To The Peoples Of Nunavut; A Break In The Ice: Inuit Prints From The Linda J. Lemmens Collection. Continues to Sept. 6. Free to UBC students, staff, faculty. Web site: or call 822-5087 or 822-5950.

Gardens Open

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and Shop in the Garden will be open until October 11 (inclusive) from 10am-6pm daily (including weekends). For the gardens call 822-9666 and the Shop 822-4529.

Vancouver (European) Handball Team

Is looking for players at all levels. We meet Fridays from 8-10pm at the Osborne Gym. For more information, visit our Web site: http:\\ or call 822-4576.

Female Volunteers

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.

Twin Research

Are you, or do you know a female adult twin? We are studying the relationship types of fraternal and identical female twins. If you can help by completing some questionnaires and being interviewed about relationships, please e-mail: or call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 822 4826.

UBC Utilities Advisory Notice

UBC Utilities regularly performs maintenance work on underground piping and electrical systems. Work sites are always blocked off with appropriate signs and barriers, however sometimes these signs and barriers are removed by unauthorized individuals. Please approach work sites cautiously and respect signs and/or work crew instructions to avoid potential harm. If you have any questions concerning a UBC Utilities work site, please call 822-9445.

Research Study

I am a grad student looking for families with an autistic child(ren) to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic children. The child must be seven years old or younger. Please call Keri Smalley 738-8025.

TRIUMF Public Tours

An 80 min. tour takes place every Wednesday and Friday at 1pm. Free parking. Continues to April 30. To arrange for a group tour call 222-7355 or Web site:


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 822-2573.

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 Prof. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Kate).

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 Asst. Prof. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at UBC, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).

Relationship Research 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 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.


The British Columbia Seniors Medication Information Line (BC SMILE), answered by licensed pharmacists, 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

Parent-Child Relationship Study

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.

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. Web site:, e-mail: or call 822-4037.

UBC Fencing Club

UBC Fencing Club meets every Wednesday 8:30-10:30pm, Friday 6-10pm and Sunday 3-7pm in Osborne Gym A. Learn decision making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave message at 878-7060.

UBC Birding

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.

Chan Centre Tours

Free tours of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts are held every Tuesday. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre main lobby at noon. Special group tours can be booked through or at 822-1815.

Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre

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.

Got A Stepfather?

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 or Susan at 822-4919.

Faculty Women's Club

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 Faculty Women's 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.

Research Study

5-12 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 Dr. Johnston's lab at 822-9037.