A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from Month DD through Month DD, 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.

November 28, 29, 30
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Sunday, Nov. 28

Art Exhibit

Unity Through Art: A Painting Exhibition To Commemorate The Fiftieth Anniversary Of Philippines-Canada Diplomatic Relations. Asian Centre Aud. from 10am-4pm. Continues to Dec. 2. Call 685-1619.

Green College Performing Arts Group

Medieval Song Duo. Performed by Chanterie. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Monday, Nov. 29


UBC Percussion Ensemble. Sal Ferreras, director. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Operations And Logistics Seminar

Supplier's Pricing Policy In A Just-In-Time Environment. Christian Hofmann, U of Munich. Angus 423 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-8505.

Member Speaker Series

TBA. Shreelatha Reddy, Computer Science. Green College Coach House at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

European Union Film Festival

Recent Films From The Fifteen Member States Of The European Union. Chan Centre, Royal Bank Cinema at 7pm. Continues to Dec. 2. Tickets available at door one hour before showtime. Call 822-1452.

Thematic Lecture Series - "Myths Of Nations"

Mythic Thought, Nationalist Logic: The Identity Of Modern Greece. Stathis Gourgouris, Princeton U. Green College Coach House at 7:30pm. Call 822-1452.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Individual Differences In Risk For Posttraumatic Response, And Treatment Implications. Marilyn Bowman. VGH, Willow Chest Centre, 806 W.10th Ave., TB Aud. from 8:30-10am. Refreshments. Call 875-4023.


The Implications Of The Movement Towards Evidence Based Health Care For Complimentary And Alternative Medicine: A Sociological Perspective. Evan Willis, LaTrobe U. IRC #414 from 12noon-1pm. Call 822-4969.


Genetic Analysis Of Seed Coat Development In Arabidopsis Thaliana. Theo Popma, MSc candidate. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Australian Studies Seminar

Performing Opinion: The Case Of John Laws. Cate Poynton, U of Western Sydney. CK Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Analytical, Biological, and Chemical Applications Of Fournier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Prof. Alan G. Marshall, Florida State U. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3226.

Writing Centre

Free Grammar Workshop For First-Year Students. Buchanan B-228 from 1-2pm. Register at Ponderosa C. Call 822-9564.

Statistics Seminar

Predictions With Experts, Coding Theory, Model Selection Principles Under A Log Scoring Rule. Bertrand Clarke. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, bring own mug. Call 822-0570.

Graduate And Faculty Christian Forum

Christian Themes In Modern Canadian Literature. Barbara Pell, Trinity Western U. Buchanan Penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-3219.

Museum Of Anthropology

Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign With Young People. Film screenings, artwork, theatre, discussion. MOA Theatre Gallery from 7-9:30pm. Call 822-5087.

UBC United Way Campaign

Creative Writing Party. Dakota Hotel (downtown), Fred's Tavern from 7-10pm. $5, $3 (students). Includes refreshments. Door prizes. Call 822-8929.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Chief Residents' Rounds. Dr. Brian Kwon, Dr. Rob Schweigel, Dr. Yaser Metwally. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

UBC Commerce Summit Dialogue Series

Education, Skills, Training And Human Resources. Various speakers. Waterfront Centre Hotel, 900 Canada Place, McKenzie 2 from 7-9:30am. $25. To register, call 822-9860.

Centre For Research In Women's Studies Colloquium

The Pedagogy Of Trauma: Testimony, Transference And Subject-Positions. Rosanne Kennedy, Australian National U. Women's Studies lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9173.

Wednesday Noon Hour Concert

The Devine Wind Quintet. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3. Call 822-5574.

School of Nursing Rounds

Making Sense Of Difference: Intergroup Health Care Provision, An Institutional Ethnography. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD candidate. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Geography Colloquium Series

On The History Of The Department Of Geography, UBC. Lew Robinson. Geography 201 from 3:30-5pm.

Respiratory Research Seminar Series

The TGF-Beta/CTGF Pathway In Fibrotic Disorders. Dr. G. Grotendorst, U of Miami. St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.

Critical Issues In Global Development

Migrants On Modernity: Discourses Of Possibility And Critical Ethnographies Of Experience. Vicky Lawson, U of Washington. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Thursday, Dec. 2


UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride, director. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.


Archaeology As Evidence: The Contested Claims On Monuments In Modern India. Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Getty Museum. Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2757.

Friday, Dec. 3

HCEP Rounds

Planning Youth Tobacco Reduction: Web-Based Training For Public Health Service Providers. Dr. Chris Lovato. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Parking available in B-lot. Call 822-2772.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics Conjoint Academic Rounds

Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach To Intervention. Harriet MacMillan, McMaster U. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

FISH 500 Seminar Series

Bioenergetics Of Salmon Migration And Spawning: Running On Empty. Mike Healey. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-2731.


Christmas Music. Erika Switzer, artistic director. Main Library 502 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Chemical Engineering Weekly Seminar

Modeling Of Particle Classification In Liquid Fluidized Bed - Momentum Dispersion Model. Aihua Chen, PhD candidate. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Vancouver School Of Theology

Computer Course: Learning To Use Presentation Software (Power Point) Level Three. Rev. Gordon Laird. VST from 7-9pm. Continues to Dec. 4 from 9am-3pm. $50, $45 (team), $25 (retired). Call 822-9815.

School Of Music Gala Concert

Special Guest Soloists and Ensembles. Chan Centre at 8pm. $75 (special seating), $20 (adults), $15 (students/seniors). Tickets at Ticketmaster 280-3311 or at Chan Box Office. Call 822-5574.

Saturday, Dec. 4

University Women's Club Conference

An Era Beyond Vulnerability: Issues Related To Violence Against Women. Jenny Kwan, Minister of Women's Equality and various speakers. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave. from 9:30am-4pm. Continues to Dec.5, 9:30am-1pm. $50. Includes lunch. Call 731-4661.

Longhouse Christmas Craft Fair

First Nations And Other Crafts. First Nations Longhouse from 10am-5pm. Call 822-2115.

United Way Campaign

United Way Day At The UBC Bookstore. Enjoy Christmas shopping and special sale items. Partial proceeds donated to the United Way. Bookstore from 11am-5pm. Call 822-8929.

Monday, Dec. 6

Burroughs Wellcome Lecture In The Basic Medical Sciences

Protein Dynamics From Vibrational Spectroscopy: The Case Of Hemoglobin. Prof. Thomas G. Spiro, Princeton U. IRC #4 from 3:45-4:45pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3719.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Christmas Luncheon

Faculty Women's Club. Cecil Green Park at 12noon. Call 822-0434.


An Exhibition Of Chinese Paintings By Queenie Li. Asian Centre Aud. from 12noon-5pm. Continues to Dec. 12. Call 822-0810.

Equality/ Security/ Community Colloquium

Explaining Differences In Wage Patterns Between The United States And Germany. David Green and Paul Beaudry, Economics. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.

Thematic Lecture Series - "Nature, Culture and Colonialism"

Orientalism And The Cultural Politics Of Nature. Derek Gregory, Geography. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Anterior Column Support In The Spine Reconstruction. Dr. Charles Fisher. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

OBST 506 Seminar

Is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Associated With Risk Of Genetic Disease? Dr. Sai Ma. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 875-3108.

Institute Of Asian Research Seminar

Globalization And The Transformation Of Asian Societies: Gender Dimensions Of Modernity And Globalization In Southeast Asia. Asst. Prof. Leonora Angeles. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.

Respiratory Research Seminar Series

The Use Of Inhaled Corticosteroids In Acute Asthma. Dr. M. Fitzgerald. St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Equity Office Workshop

Duty To Accommodate: A Matter Of Human Rights. Training workshop for Deans, Heads, directors and others with supervisory responsibility. Janet Mee, director, UBC Disability Resource Centre; Susan O'Donnell, B.C. Human Rights Coalition. OAB Board and Senate Room from 9:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-6353.

Friday, Dec. 10

HCEP Rounds

Occupational Health For Healthcare Workers: Challenges And Opportunities. Dr. Annaliee Yassi, U of Manitoba. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Parking available in B-lot. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

TBA. Dr. Tim Oberlander, Developmental Pediatrics. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Saturday, Dec. 11


Hansel Und Gretel: Opera In Three Acts. UBC Opera Ensemble with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. Nancy Hermiston, director and Richard Epp, conductor. Chan Centre at 8pm. $18 (adults), $10 (students/seniors). Call 822-5574.


UBC Food Services Christmas Hours

Christmas Exam hours are effective Dec. 3rd. For hours of operation for all locations, visit or call UBC-FOOD (822-3663).

Christmas At The Shop In The Garden

Holiday Wreaths Made By Friends Of The Garden. Decorative giftware, books, garden accessories, and tools. UBC Botanical Garden Shop daily from 10am-5pm. Continues through December. Call 822-4529.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Monday (except holidays) from 1:30-2:20pm while classes in session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery. All are welcome. Call 822-2573.

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.

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. Lamps From The Greek And Roman World. Continues to Dec. 5. Three Case Studies. Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Aug. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. Craig's lab at 822-5280.

Traumatic Stress Clinic

Psychologists conducting research at the Traumatic Stress Clinic at UBC Psychiatry 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.

Sexual Assault Research

The Anxiety and Fear Laboratory in the Department 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.

Bike Workshop

Free bike care clinic with Jason Addy, master bike mechanic. SUB loading dock Rm 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 http:\\

TRIUMF Public Tours

Tours are available every Wednesday and Friday from September 1, 1999-April 28, 2000 starting at 1pm and lasting approx. 1hr 15min. 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.

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.

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. Please call the Hearing Lab, 822-9474.Until January

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.

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 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.

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.