Live At UBC

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from August 15 through September 4, 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.

August 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31
September 2

Monday, Aug. 16

Centre For Teaching And Academic Growth Workshop

Instructional Skills Workshop For New Faculty. TAG Seminar Room from 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Aug. 18 plus follow-up Dec. 6. To register visit or call 822-9149.

Member Speaker Series

Finance Basics For Novice Stock Market Investors. Geoff Clark, Commerce. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Thursday Aug. 19

Chemistry And Physics Seminar

The Measurement Of Spectral Momentum Densities Of Solids By Electron Momentum Spectroscopy. Prof. Erich Weigold, Australian National U. Chemistry D-225 at 2:30pm. Call 822-3266.

Friday, Aug. 20

Catholic Students Conference

Canadian Catholic Students' Association National Conference. Various speakers. St. Mark's College from 7-10pm. Continues to Aug. 26 from 8am-11pm. $125. To register call 822-4463.

Near Death Studies Conference

The Meaning Of The Near Death Experience. Various speakers. Registration, Angus 104, 8am. $280, three days; $140, one day. Continues to Aug. 22. To register e-mail or call 543-7446.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Bike Mechanic Workshop

Comprehensive One-Day Bike Mechanic Course. AMS Bike Co-op Mechanics. MacMillan portable Bike Hub from 10am-3pm. $20. Bring your own bike and lunch. Call 822-4566.

Monday, Aug. 23

Member Speaker Series

Open-Source Software: The First Virtual Distributed Republic. Davor Cubranic, Computer Science. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Centre For Teaching And Academic Growth Workshop

Instructional Skills Workshop For Graduate Students. TAG Seminar Room from 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Aug. 28. To register visit or call 822-9149.

Sunday, Aug. 29

Thunderbird Men's Soccer

Raisio Bowl Vs. Simon Fraser. Swangard Stadium at 4pm. For tickets call 822-3515.

Monday, Aug. 30

Member Speaker Series

Baby Born Talking - Describes Heaven. Michelle Patterson, Clinical Psychology. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Centre For Teaching And Academic Growth Workshop

Instructional Skills Workshop For Graduate Students. TAG Seminar Room from 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Sept. 1. To register Web site or call 822-9149.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Orientation Week

Orientation Week For New International And Exchange Students. International House from 9am-6pm. Continues to Sept. 3. Call 822-5021.

Thursday, Sept. 2

International Welcome Dance

International Student Services. First Nations Longhouse from 9pm-1am. Admission $3. Call 822-5021.


Community Cattle-Call

If you have a talent you would like to share, a skill you would like to exercise or a hand you would like to lend (and we know you do) please call early to help us co-ordinate a smooth event, the University Hill community festival. We're looking for storytellers, clowns and entertainers and open air market vendors. Call 822-4824 or 729-5610.

UBC Campus Tours

Free and fun tours leaving from the SUB concourse daily at 10am and 2pm, or call to book your own tour. Kristina Osborne and Kevin Neilson are your tour guides. Call 822-TOUR (8687).

AMS Rentsline

Helping students find housing since 1993, the AMS Rentsline is UBC's off-campus housing registry. This service gives students access to hundreds of rental listings, and landlords access to thousands of students looking for housing. You can call the Rentsline from any touch-tone phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 714-4848.

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.

TRIUMF Public Tours

Tours are availabe every Wednesday and Friday from September 1, 1999-April 28, 2000 from 1-2:15pm. Group tours may be arranged by calling the TRIUMF Information Office 222-7355.

Research Study

We are seeking healthy 8-12-year-olds and their mothers to take part in a psychology study to find out more about how children learn about hurts and pains. For more information, call Dr. Craig's lab 822-5280.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to Dec. 31. 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. Attributed to Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to Feb. 13. Free to UBC students, staff, faculty. Web site: or call 822-5087 or 822-5950.

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. Potential hazards including falling, electrical shock, burns, and other harmful events. If you have any questions concerning a UBC Utilities work site, please call 822-9445.

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).

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).


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

Statistical Consulting And Research Lab (SCARL)

SCARL offers statistical advice and long or short-term assistance to 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 Tuesday 7-9pm and Sunday 2-5pm 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 daily, Monday to Friday at 1 pm. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre main lobby. Special group tours can be booked through or at 822-1815.

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.

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.