A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from Sept. 19 through Oct. 2, 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.

September 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
October 1, 2

Sunday, Sept 19

Painting Exhibition

Contemporary Ink And Watercolours. Hye-Kyung Kim. Asian Centre Aud. from 11am-6pm. Continues to Sept. 30. Call 822-3114.

Monday, Sept. 20

Centre for Japanese Research/Asian Studies Conference

Nostalgic Journeys: Literary Pilgrimages Between Japan And `The West.' A conference in honour of Prof. Kin'ya Tsuruta. CK Choi 120 from 9am-5pm. $10. Call 228-8517.

Career Services Workshop

Know Your Job And Career Resources. IRC#6 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4319.

Vancouver School Of Theology

Characters In Canadian Protestant History: A Fresh Look At Ralph Connor, Nellie McClung, James Mutchmor, Lois Wilson. Brian Fraser. St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson St. from 1-3pm. Every Sunday to Oct. 3. $35 for the series; $10 per session.

ITServices Lecture

Are You Ready To Cross The E-Line? Diana Oblinger, VP Information Resources and CIO at U of North Carolina. Telestudios from 2:30-3:30pm. Preregister at


Finding Engineering Information With Speed And Convenience Through The Digital Library. Joy Kirchner. CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-3770.

Poetic Persuasions

Readings Of A Selection Of Poetry. Usha Rajagopalan, South Indian poet and writer. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Outdoor Show

UBC Clothesline Project Show. Outdoors between SUB and Brock Hall from 9:30am-4pm. Call 822-2415.

Public Meeting

Draft Academic Plan. President Martha Piper and Vice-President, Academic, Barry McBride. Chan Centre from 12:30-2:30pm. Web site Call UBC-INFO (822-4636).

Botany Seminar

Terrestrial Bryophytes Of Subalpine Forests Of Coastal British Columbia. Kella Sadler, MSc candidate. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Atomic Mass Spectrometry - Putting Chemistry To Work. Dave Koppenaal, Pacific Northwest Laboratory. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3507.

Canadian Light Source Information Forum

Prof. Ronald Cavell. Hennings 318 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-0233.

Centre For Applied Ethics Colloquium

Human Research Ethics In Australia: Reflections On Ethical Tensions In Transition. Susan Dodds, Philosophy, U of Wollongong. Angus 325 from 4-6pm. Call 822-5139.

Institute For European Studies Lecture

From A Civilian Power To A World Power? The European Union In World Affairs; Reflections After Kosovo. Esko Antola, U of Turku. St. John's College lounge at 4pm. Reception. Call 822-1452.

Green College Speaker Series

Was Early Buddhism Mystical? Prof. Richard Gombrich, Sanskrit, Oxford U. Green College at 5pm. Reception 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, Sept. 22


Exam Preparation Skills. Terry Small. IRC#6 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4319.

Centre For Research In Women's Studies Colloquium

The Goddess: Is She One Or Many, Central Or Peripheral In Hindu Theology? Prof. Sanjukta Gupta-Gombrich, Oxford U. Women's Studies lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9173.


Wednesday Noon Hours. Celso Machado, Brazilian guitar; Sal Ferreras, percussion; Laurence Mollerup, bass. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $3. Call 822-5574.

Cultural And Media Studies

Debts To The Past. John Torpey, History, U of California, Irvine. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Green College Special Lecture

Cidaagni-Sambhuataa Naarij: Woman Arises From The Fire Of Consciousness? Prof. Sanjukta Gupta-Gombrich, Oxford U. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Rotary Club of Vancouver

First Information Meeting For New UBC Area Club. University Golf Club at 7:30am. Call 732-7717 or 738-8847.

Centre For India And South Asia Research Seminar

Fundamental Metaphors In Early Buddhism. Prof. Richard Gombrich, Oxford U. CK Choi 120 at 10:30am. Call 822-2629.

Panel Discussion

McCreary Prize Lecture. Members of the Downtown South Community Health Centre. IRC#4 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-5571.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Freedomware: The GNU/Linux System And The Free Software Movement. Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation. IRC#2 at 4pm. Call 822-6894.

Friday, Sept. 24

HCEP Rounds

Use And Determinants Of Beta-Blocker Therapy For Secondary Prevention In Elderly Survivors Of Myocardial Infarction. Adrian Levy, PhD, McMaster U. Mather Bldg 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Research And Family Practice At Children's And Women's: An Overview. Various speakers. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.


Academic Advising For Arts Students. Buchanan A-100 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4319.


Academic Advising For Science Students. BioSciences 2449 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4319.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar Series

Assessment Of Occupational Exposures To Carcinogens In The European Union. Prof. Timo Kauppinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.


Academic Advising For Human Kinetics Students. War Memorial Gym from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4319.

Linguistics Colloquium Lecture

Morphological And Prosodic Constraints On Kinande Reduplication. Laura Downing. Buchanan penthouse at 3:30pm. Call 822-4256.


Application Of Fluidized Bed In Mineral And Energy Industry: Issues And Challenges. K. Seng Lim, CSIRO Minerals. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3121.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Brain Research Centre

Schizophrenia And Mood Disorders Research Day. Six speakers including Dr. Chris Fibiger. IRC#3 at 8:30am. Refreshments. Call 875-5470.

University Hill Community Festival

Crafts, Games, Barbecue, Live Music And More. Location, time TBA. Call 822-4824.


Student Fundraiser For United Way/Cystic Fybrosis. Totem Ballroom from 8am-3pm.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Our West Coast Heritage: Captains Cook, Vancouver and Bligh. Sam McKinney, Maritime Museum. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

Monday, Sept. 27

Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Challenges In Super-Critical Water Oxidation. Asst. Prof. Steven Rogak. CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-3770.

IAM-PIMS Distinguished Colloquium

Modelling Neuronal Dynamics In The Visual Cortex. Michael Shelley, New York U. CSCI 301 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call 822-4584.

Myths Of Nations Lecture Series

Cracking Myths Of Nationness: Indonesia After The Fall Of Suharto. Ben Anderson, Cornell U. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Botany Seminar

Single Gene Circles In Dinoflagellate Chloroplast Genomes - Characterization And Phylogeny. Zhaoduo Zhang, PhD candidate. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Microsolvated Ions: Structure, Dynamics And Environmental Implications. Mark Buntine, U of Adelaide. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments 12:40pm. Call 822-3507.

Oceanography Seminar

Physiology, Ecology And Evolution Of Carbon Acquisition In Phytoplankton. Philippe Tortell, Princeton U. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.


Is Conversion An Act Of Violence? John Stackhouse and Prof. Sangwoo Youtong Chee, Theology, Regent College. Buchanan Penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-3219.

Green College Speaker Series

TBA. Mark Schaller, Psychology. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Women's Studies Colloquium

Succeeding Women: International Feminism And The Cairo Conference On Population And Development. Doris Buss, Keele U. Women's Studies Lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9171.


Wednesday Noon Hours. Rita Costanzi, harp, and Andrew Dawes, violin. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3. Call 822-5574.

Special Seminar

Temperature Scanning Methods In Kinetics Studies. Prof. B.W. Wojciechowski, Queens U. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3601.

George Woodcock Lecture

Juliet McMaster, U of Alberta. Main Library, Dodson Reading Room at 4pm. Followed by book launch of Prof. Sherrill Grace's Satan in a Barrel. Call 822-4959.

19th-Century Studies

Winslow Homer's Representations Of Black Americans. Peter Wood, Duke U. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Institutes Of Asian Research Seminar

Globalization And Its Impact On South China: The Pearl River Delta Region Of Guangdong And Greater China. Prof. Graham Johnson, Anthropology and Sociology. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

The VSO Companion. Rodney Sharman, David Phillips. Continues to Nov. 10. University Women's Club (Hycroft), 1489 McRae Ave., from 7:30-9pm. $47, $42 (seniors). Call 822-1420.

Poetic Persuasions

Sue Walsh. South African writer. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Pathology Distinguished Lecture Series

Phytomedicines As Antivirals And Immune-Modulators. Dr. James Hudson. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 8am. Call 875-2490.


UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Clyde Mitchell, director. Chan Centre at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

PIMS-MITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar

Futures-Based Term-Structure Models. D.W. Heath, Carnegie-Mellon U. 1933 West Mall Annex at 4:30pm. Call 822-3045.

Friday, Oct. 1

HCEP Grand Rounds

Studies To Examine The Effectiveness (Or Otherwise) Of Airbags. Dr. Jocelyn Pedder, RONA Kinetics. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

What Causes Leukemia? Assoc. Prof. Stella Davies, U of Minnesota. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Institute For European Studies Symposium

The Balkan Crisis And Euro-Atlantic Security: The Challenge Ahead. R. Girard, Canadian ambassador to Yugoslavia, J. Lampe, U of Maryland, and others. St. John's College 1080 from 9:15am-5pm. Call 822-1452.


Friday Noon Hour@Main. School of Music students. Main Library at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar Series

Dust Exposures In Softwood Lumber Mills And Acute Respiratory Symptoms. Valerie Siroux, biostatician. UBC Hosp. G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Identification Of Two Distinct Forms Of MAPKAP Kinase-2 In Cardiac Myocytes. Dr. Bruce Allen, Montreal Heart Institute. Cunningham 160 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.

Friday Seminar

A New Two-Dimensional Model For Heat Transfer In Circulating Fluidized Beds. Donglai Xie, PhD candidate. ChemEng 206 At 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.


UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Clyde Mitchell, director. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Alumni Day'99

Chan Centre performances, vintage car parade, guided tours. Various campus locations from 9am-6pm. Call 822-3313.

Continuing Studies Art Workshop

Drawing The Garden. Tony O'Regan. Carr Hall conference room from 10am-4:30pm. $155. Continues Oct. 3. Call 822-1420.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Crisis And Challenge In Southeast Europe: After The War In Kosovo. Prof. John Lampe, History, U of Maryland. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.


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 August. Unity Quilt. Continues to Dec. 31. Free to UBC students, staff, faculty. Web site: or call 822-5087 or 822-5950.

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.

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, Tuesdays from 8pm-10pm. Call 822-4576.

TRIUMF Public Tours

Tours are available every Wednesday and Friday to April 28 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.

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.

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 Millenium: 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.

Gardens Open

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

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. 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.

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.

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. 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 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.

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.