A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from October 3 through October 16, 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.

October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Sunday, Oct. 3

Contemporary First Nations Arts Speaker Series

Illustrated Talk. Marianne Nicolson, artist. MOA Theatre Gallery at 2pm. Call 822-5978.

Monday, Oct. 4

TAG Seminar For The Teaching Community

Create Quizzes And Tests Using Word 97. David Lam PC Lab B from 9am-12noon. Register at or call 822-9149.


Making Technology Happen. Denil Doyle, chairman, Capital Alliance Ventures Inc. NRC Innovation Centre from 9am-4:30pm. $445 includes lunch. Call 822-1884.

Blood Donor Clinic

SUB Ballroom from 9am-2:30pm. Bring valid photo and signature ID. For additional eligibility requirements call 879-6001.

President's Lecture/Peter Wall Institute Lecture

Anger And Revenge. Prof. Myles Burnyeat, Philosophy, Oxford U. Peter Wall Institute from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3292 or 822-2621.

Centre For Southeast Asia Research Seminar

Press Freedom And Political Intervention: A Commentary On Recent Developments In The Philippines. Ellen Tordesillas. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.


Direct Numerical Simulation Of Turbulent Reacting Flows. Asst. Prof. W. Kendal Bushe, Mechanical Engineering. CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25. Call 822-3770.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

TAG Seminar For The Teaching Community

Are There Any Questions? Designing And Asking Questions For Multiple Learning Situations. David Lam basement TAG seminar room from 9am-12noon. Register at or call 822-9149.

Vancouver School Of Theology

Leadership For Congregations In Transition: An Introduction To Interim Ministry. Margaret Jonsson and guest clergy. VST, 6000 Iona Dr. from 9:30am-4pm. Continues to Oct. 7. $175. Call 822-9815.

Faculty Women's Club Program

The Vancouver Society Of Storytelling. Helen O'Brian, founding director. Cecil Green Park House at 10am. Call 822-0434.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Canterbury Tales. Rachel Mines, PhD candidate, King's College. Vancouver Public Library (downtown), Peter Kaye Room from 10-11:30am. Continues to Oct. 26. $47, seniors $42. Call 822-1420.

Institute For European Studies

Current Migration Trends And The Political Debate Concerning Migration In Italy Today. Enrico Pugliese, U of Naples. Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm. Refreshments at 12noon. Call 822-1452.

Oceanography Seminar

Transport Of Asian Pollutants To The West Coast Of North America: 1999 Update. Dan Jaffe, U of Washington. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Statistics Seminar

Fuzzy Sets (An Introduction). S. Mahmoud Taheri, Shiraz U. CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring mug). Call 822-0570.


History And Ethnography Through The Writings Of A. Irving Hallowell: Ojibwa Conversations From The 1930s and 1990s. Jennifer Brown, U of Winnipeg. Buchanan Tower 1206/1207 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-5179.

Green College Speaker Series

In Search Of Ecologically Sustainable Yield Model. Neil Gribble, Queensland U. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.


Water Based Fire Suppression I. CEME 1202 from 6:30-9:30pm. Continues to Nov. 16. $900, or $1100 by distance learning. Call 822-1884.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Understanding Islam. Emile Nucho, McGill U. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave. from 7:30-9pm. Continues to Nov. 9. $67, seniors $62. Call 822-1420.

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

Writing For Screen and TV: An Introduction. Bill Van Luven, producer/director. Carr Hall conference room from 7:30-9:30pm. Continues to Nov. 23. $200. Call 822-1420.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Scientific Program. North American travelling fellows. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7am-12 noon. Call 875-4192.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Dostoyevsky. Prof. Emeritus Bogdan Czaykowski, Slavonic Studies. Vancouver Public Library (downtown), Peter Kaye Room from 10am-1:30pm. Continues to Oct. 27. $47, seniors $42. Call 822-1420.

Centre For Chinese Research Round Table

Religious Issues In China: The Contemporary Context. Daniel Overmyer, Asian Studies; Andre Laliberte, Political Science; and Anwar Ablimit, Centre for Chinese Research. CK Choi 120 from 12noon-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Centre For Research In Women's Studies Colloquium

Gabrielle Roy: Negotiating Meaning. Jane Everett, McGill U. Women's Studies lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9173.

Wednesday Noon Hours Concert

Silk Road. With Celso Machado, Brazilian guitar; Laurence Mollerup, bass. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $3. Call 822-5574.

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

Autobiography. Lillian Boraks-Nemetz. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave. from 1-3pm. Continues to Nov. 10. $120. Call 822-1420.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Where Has Love Gone? Marina Sonkina, teacher, writer. Vancouver Public Library (downtown), Peter Kaye Room from 2-3:30pm. Continues to Nov. 10. $67, seniors $62. Call 822-1420.

Nursing Rounds

Evaluation Of A Community Postpartum Telephone Intervention. Nancy Hambley, MSN student. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program

Interdisciplinarity As Necessity. John MacDonald, founder of MacDonald Detweiler. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Cultural And Media Studies

TBA. Elliot Goldner, Psychiatry. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

University Women's Club Of Vancouver

Artist's Gallery Opening. Printmaking artists Miriam and Lane Tratt. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave., from 7-9pm. Call 731-4661 or

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

Creative Writing: Square One. Paul Belserene, local writer, director & producer. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-185/186 from 7:30-10pm. Continues to Nov. 24. $190. Call 822-1420.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Shakespeare: The Man Of The Millennium. Christine Parkin. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter Kaye Room from 10-11:30am. Continues to Nov. 18. $67, seniors $62. Call 822-1420.

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation Walking Tour. David Lam TAG seminar room from 12-4:30pm. Register at or call 822-6827.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Mars and Venus In The Trenches: Gender Roles & The Literature Of The Great War. Deborah Lendon. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter Kaye Room from 2-3:30pm. Continues to Nov. 25. $77, seniors $72. Call 822-1420.

Science Council Seminar

From Concept To Company: Launching Your Technology Spin-Off Company. A panel of experts assembled by the Science Council of BC. SFU from 3-7pm. Pre-register by calling 438-2752.

Nature, Culture And Colonialism Lecture Series

Climate, Race, And Regionalism In The American South. Mary Stewart, History, Western Washington U. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Comparative Realities: A Tour Of World Views. Carr Hall conference room from 7:30-9:30pm. Continues to Dec 2. $135, seniors $125. Call 822-1420.

St. John's College Lecture Series

Ethos And Expertise In Technical Discourse. Carolyn Miller. St. John's College 1080 at 7:30pm. Call 822-8781.

Friday, Oct. 8

HCEP Rounds

Development Of A Statewide CATI-Based Health Survey In Victoria, Australia. Dr. Michael Ackland. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Chimeric Oncoproteins In Childhood Cancer: When The Whole Exceeds The Sum Of The Parts. Dr. Poul Sorenson. GF Strong Aud., from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar Series

Exposure Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients To Particulate Air Pollution: As Assessment Of Exposure And Cardiovascular Health Effects. Stefanie Ebelt, MSc candidate. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.

Weekly Seminar

An Initial Model Of The Forming And Wet-Processing Stages Of A Twin-Wire Paper Machine. Asst. Prof. Mark Martinez. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Mathematics Colloquium

Residually Finite Groups. Prof. Akbar Rhemtulla, U of Alberta. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm in room 1115. Call 822-2666.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Designing Separation Systems In Capillary Electrophoresis. Philip Britz-McKibbin. Chemistry D-225 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2448.

Vancouver School Of Theology

Level 1 Computer Course. Gordon Laird. VST, 6000 Iona Dr. from 7-9pm. Continues to Oct. 9. $50, $45 (team), $25 (seniors). Call 822-9815 to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Conversation With A Classic: May Brown. May Brown, former Vancouver politician. Vancouver Public Library (downtown), Peter Kaye Room from 12noon-1pm. $8. Call 822-1420.

Intercultural Studies In Asia

The Mountain Is Moving: Japanese Women's Lives. Reading by Prof. Emerita Patricia Morley, Concordia U. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Continuing Studies Writing Seminar

Life Into Fiction. Lillian Boraks-Nemetz, author. Carr Hall conference room from 1-3pm. Continues to Nov. 30. $155. Call 822-1420.

Statistics Seminar

A Bayesian Approach To Fuzzy Hypotheses Testing. Mahmoud Taheri, Shiraz U. CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring mug). Call 822-0570.

Green College Speaker Series

TBA. Wayland Eheart, Civil Engineering, U of Illinois. Green College at 5pm. Reception, 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

St. John's College Lecture Series

Perimenopause, Culture and Women's Reproduction. Dr. Jerilynn Prior. St. John's College at 5:15pm. Call 822-8781.

Museum Of Anthropology

Virtual Tour Of Ancient Rome by means of a 3-D CD-ROM. Museum of Anthropology Theatre Gallery at 7pm.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Post-Traumatic Bone Defects In The Tibia. Dr. R. Meek and Dr. W. Taha. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Cecil And Ida Green Visiting Professor

Legacies Of Anti-Fascism: Building Democracy In Postwar Europe. Prof. Geoffrey Eley, History, U of Michigan. Buchanan A-104 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.

Wednesday Noon Hours Concert

Vilma Vitols, voice. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $3. Call 822-5574.

Netherlands Studies Film Screening and Lecture

"Falling:" Documentary Filming In A Polarized Situation. Jean Hellwig, Dutch filmmaker. Buchanan B-312 at 4pm. Call 822-5178.

Institute Of Asian Research

Stockbrokers Turned Sandwich Vendors: The Economic Crisis And Food Retailing In The Philippines And Thailand. Gisele Yasmeen, Sustainable Development Research Institute. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.


Legal Issues For The Construction Industry. Various lawyers from Bull Housser & Tupper. CEME 1204 from 6:30-9:30pm. Continues to Dec. 1. $500. Call 822-1884.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Great Gardens Of Europe And The Northwest. Ron Rule. Lasserre 107 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to Nov. 17. $67, seniors $62. Call 822-1420.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

International Scene. Various speakers. Vancouver Public Library (downtown), Peter Kaye Room from 12noon-1:30pm. Continues to Nov 25. $67, seniors $62. Call 822-1420.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Lecture

Unsettling Potential In Interdisciplinary Research. Marilyn Iwama. Green College from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-0954.

Institute For European Studies

New Politics For New Times: Transformations Of The Left In Europe Since The Sixties. Prof. Geoffrey Eley, U of Michigan. Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm. Refreshments at 12noon. Call 822-1452.

Green College Special Lecture

Earthquake Preparedness: A Practical Guide. Pamela Rydings, Health, Safety and Environment. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

The University Women's Club Of Vancouver

Prospective Members Night. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave., from 7-9pm.
Call 731-4661 or e-mail

Cecil and Ida Green Visiting Professor Fireside Chat

Between Social History And Cultural Studies: The Practice Of The Historian At The End Of The 20th Century. Prof. Geoffrey Eley, U of Michigan. Green College Graham House at 7:30pm.

Friday, Oct. 15

HCEP Rounds

Evaluation Of A Community-Based Medication Education Program For Seniors. Dr. Patrick McGowan, Institute of Health Promotion Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

1998 Adolescent Health Survey Highlights. Dr. Roger Tonkin and Dr. Jorge Pinzon. GF Strong Aud., from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Occupational Hygiene Program Seminar Series

Determinates Of Exposure To Metal Working Fluids In B.C. Machine Shops. Andrew Ross, MSc candidate. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3073.

Jewish Studies Lecture

No Ivory Tower: The Impact Of Women's Studies On Academia And Israeli Society. Alice Shalvi, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Buchanan D-239 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.

History/Women's Studies Seminar

TBA. Prof. Regina Morantz-Sanchez, U of Michigan. Women's Studies Centre seminar room at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Effects Of Vanadium On Carbohydrate Metabolism In Rats. Askar Mohammad. Cunningham 160 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.

Centre For Japanese Research Seminar

Is Japan Decentralized?: The Perceptual Gap Between Public Finance And Political Science. Prof. Andre DeWit. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Weekly Seminar

Effects Of Resins/Asphaltenes Ratio On Heat Exchanger Fouling Of Heavy-Oil-Containing Mixtures. Eman Al-Atar, MASc candidate. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Genetics Graduate Program Seminar

Genetics And Behaviour: Engineering A `Fierce' Mouse. Elizabeth Simpson, Centre for Molecular Medicine And Therapeutics. Graduate Student Centre ballroom at 7:15pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.

UBC @ The Chan

UBC Symphony Orchestra And The VSO. Georg Tintner, guest conductor. Chan Centre at 8pm. Tickets at Ticketmaster or the Chan Box Office. Call 822-5574.


Tenth Annual Pacific Northwest Music Graduate Student Conference. Green College. Continues to Oct. 17. E-mail Laurel Parsons at or call 929-2465.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

The Adventure Of Writing For Young People. Joan Weir, author. Carr Hall conference room from 9am-4pm. $75. Call 822-1420.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

History And Cinema: Imagining Britain's Past. Prof. Geoffrey Eley, U of Michigan. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.


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.

Beautiful Cut Flowers For Sale

Only $3 per bunch on Fridays from 11am-1pm at the Horticultural Greenhouse. Call 822-3283.

Research Study

EcoRisk Research Unit seeks non-students to participate in `group decision making' experiments surrounding environmental issues. Workshops are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm in October. Call 822-0551.

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. 31. 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 to 14-year-olds to tell us by completing an anonymous, 30-minute questionnaire. You can receive the results. Please call Assoc. Prof. Charlotte Johnston's lab, 822-9037.

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 6-7pm. Call 822-BIKE.

Bike Repair Party

Help repair and paint public bikes and learn as you go. MacMillan (SW corner), every Tuesday from 4-8pm. 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 from 1-2:15pm. Group tours may be arranged by calling the TRIUMF Information Office 222-7355.

Research Study

We are seeking healthy 8- to 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. Ken 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.

School of Nursing Fall Institute Registration

Institute Leader: Prof. Ann Hilton. Nov. 5-7. Early registration (before Oct. 15): $195, students; $325, regular. After Oct. 15: $245, students; $375, regular. Call 822-7453 or e-mail for more information or to register.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.