A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 12 through January 15, 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.

December 12, 13, 15, 17
January 5, 7, 8

Sunday, Dec. 12


Hansel Und Gretel: Opera In Three Acts. UBC Opera Ensemble with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. Nancy Hermiston, director and Richard Epp, conductor. The Chan Centre at 3pm. $18 (adults), $10 (students/seniors). Tickets at Ticketmaster 280-3311, or in person at The Chan Centre Box Office. Call 822-5774.

Monday, Dec. 13

Green College Science And Society Group

The University As A Public Conglomerate. William N. Kaghan; Sakson & Taylor Inc., Seattle. Green College Coach House at 7:30pm. Call 822-1213, 822-1878 or 822-2561.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Tibial Malunion. Dr. Marty Boulaine. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Christmas Service

A Service Of Lessons And Carols. St. Andrew's Hall Chapel at 8pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9720.

Friday, Dec. 17

HCEP Rounds

Legalization Of Drugs. Dr. Richard G. Mathias. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Parking available in B-lot. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

New Therapy For Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Sue Bennett and Tim Oberlander. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Thursday, Jan. 5

School Of Nursing Rounds

The Process Of Recovery From Depression: Experiences Of Older Adults. Elaine Unsworth, MSN student. UBC Hosp. Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Saturday, Jan. 7

HCEP Rounds

Public Health Directions For British Columbia In The New Decade. Dr. Perry Kendall. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Parking available in B-lot. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Upshots From The Vaccine Centre. David Scheifele. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Conference On Aboriginal Women And Wellness

The Legacies We Leave Our Children. Various speakers discussing traditional birthing, parenting, health, language, dance, governance and culture. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St. Continues to Jan. 11. Full-program $325 (before Dec. 17);$375 (after Dec. 17). Registration at 3pm on Jan.8; Jan. 9 from 8am-10pm ($140/$160); Jan. 10 from 8am-4:30pm ($140/$160); Jan. 11 from 8am-2pm ($60/$80). Call 822-2801 or 1-800-663-0348.


UBC Food Services Christmas Hours

Christmas Exam hours are in effect. For hours of operation for all locations,visit www.foodserv. or call UBC-FOOD (822-3663).

Sexual Assault Research

The Anxiety and Fear Laboratory in the Dept. of Psychology requires female volunteers who have experienced unwanted sexual activity, to participate in a research project. If you have ever had sex with someone when you didn't want to, because the other person continued the event when you said no, forced or threatened to force you, or because you were given alcohol or drugs, and you would be interested in helping us with our research, please call 822-9028. Confidentiality and privacy protected.

Research Study

EcoRisk Research unit is seeking UBC staff members to volunteer for a research study investigating public perceptions about the benefits and risks of space exploration. A booklet and questionnaire will be campus-mailed to you to complete at your convenience. Call Joseph 822-9261.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to March 31. A Break In The Ice: Inuit Prints From The Linda J. Lemmens Collection. Continues to Feb 2. Attributed to Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to Feb. 13. Three Case Studies. Northwest Coast Art. Continues to August. Unity Quilt. Continues to Dec. 31. Free to UBC students, staff, faculty. Web site: or call 822-5087 or 822-5950.

Child Behaviour Research

How do parents see challenging child behaviours? We are asking parents of 7-14 year olds to tell us by completing an anonymous, 30 minute questionnaire. You can receive the results. Please call Assoc. Prof. Johnston's lab, 822-9037.

Psychology 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 Prof. Craig's lab at 822-5280.

Traumatic Stress Clinic

Psychologists conducting research at the Traumatic Stress Clinic in the Psychiatry Dept. are offering free treatment to people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is caused by events such as physical or sexual assault, and motor vehicle accidents. Call the Traumatic Stress Clinic at 822-8040.

Bike Workshop

Free bike care clinic with Jason Addy, master bike mechanic. SUB loading dock Room 41, every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Call 822-BIKE.

Bike Repair Party

Help repair and paint public bikes and learn as you go. MacMillan (SW corner), every Tuesday from 4pm-8pm. Call 822-4566.

Vancouver Team Handball

Looking for players at all levels. Osborne Gym, Fridays from 7-9pm. Call 222-2074 or visit

TRIUMF Public Tours

Tours are available every Wednesday and Friday to April 28, 2000 starting at 1pm and lasting approx. 75 minutes. Group tours may be arranged by calling the TRIUMF Information Office 222-7355.

UBC Campus Tours

Walking tours of the campus available upon request. E-mail or call the Ceremonies Office at 822-0949 to book a time.

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 touchtone phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 714-4848.

Pride UBC Alumni Search

Out In The Millennium: Celebrating 20 years Of Outweek (1980-2000)! This event is for our current GLBT members and alumni, as well as our friends and allies. Call Amar (co-chair) 222-3542.

Studies In Hearing and Communication

Senior (65 years or older) and Junior (18-35) 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. Continues until January. Please call the Hearing Lab, 822-9474.

Faculty Women's Club

The Faculty Women's Club brings together women connected to the university either through their work or that of the spouses, for social activities and lectures. Its main purpose is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are 19 different interest groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation and bridge to hiking. Do come and join us! Call Barbara Tait, president 224-0938; Gwyneth Westwick, membership 263-6612.

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.

Research Study

Hard of hearing University students are invited to discuss their post-secondary experiences for a PhD study. Involves interviews and the option of jotting down thoughts twice weekly over a three-week period. Honorarium to be provided. Contact Ruth Warick, Graduate Student, in the Department of Educational Services, UBC, Phone/FAX 224-4198 or e-mail

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, including babies raised in a bilingual home, 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 45 minute visit, please call Asst. Prof. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology, 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 every Thursday. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre main lobby at 1pm. 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.