A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from April 9 through April 22, 2000. 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.

April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

sunday, april 9

Native Plant Sale

Botanical Garden from 11am-4pm. Admission free. Call 822-4529.

Chan Centre Concert

Radio CBCelebration--Vancouver's Top Amateur Choirs Salute CBC Radio. Chan Centre from 3-6pm. For tickets call Ticketmaster 280-3311. Call 822-9197.

monday, april 10

Percussion Masterclass

Evelyn Glennie. Old Aud. from 11am-1pm. $5 at door. Call 822-5574.


The Calnexin Cycle--Linking Protein Folding And Glycosylation. Dr. David Y. Thomas. IRC#4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178 or 822-5975.

Member Speaker Series

The UBC South Campus Farm: A Proposal For Integrated Use And Participation. Derek Massenlink, Landscape Architecture. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, april 11

Library Staff Training and Development Colloquium

Ulterior Design: The Story Of The ErgoLogic Computer Keyboard. Dr. Lance Rucker, Oral Health Sciences. Main Library Dodson Room from 3:30-4:15pm. Call 822-4430.

Equality/Security/Community Colloquium

Can Falling Supply Explain The Rising Return To College For Younger Men? A Cohort-Based Explanation. Thomas Lemieux, Economics. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.

Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program

Ethics--Policy--Subjectivity. Simon Critchley, U of Essex. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

wednesday, april 12

Orthopaedics Grand Rounds

Update On Periacetabular Osteotomy. Dr. Don Garbuz. Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.


Can Community Concerns Justifiably Restrict Health Research? Fern Brunger, post-doctoral fellow, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Centre for Applied Ethics. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion McLeod Room at 12noon. Call 822-4969.

Philosophy Seminar

Descartes: Mind, `Man' And World. Catherine Wilson, UBC; Joseph Almog, UCLA. Buchanan B Penthouse from 1-3pm. Call 822-2621.

Institute Of Asian Research Seminar

China's Township Enterprises At A Crossroads. Edward Woo, IAR. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-5207.

Faculty Of Education Public Lecture

Why Do Kids Read Archie Comics? Asst. Prof. Bonny Norton. Pacific Space Centre Aud. (1100 Chestnut) at 7pm. Call 822-5512.

thursday, april 13


ELibrary@ubc: Research And Learning Through Technology. Main Library Dodson Room from 9am-5pm. To register call 822-6363 or e-mail

Theatre At UBC

Beckett Birthday Bash III. Gerald Vanderwoude, director. Frederic Wood from 7:30-8:45pm. $5. Call 822-0923.

friday, april 14

Swim Meet

Canadian Dolphins. Aquatic Centre from 7:30am-10pm. Continues to April 16. Call 822-4521.

Value-Added Forum

Innovation, Skills And Learning In Small Value-Added Firms. Various speakers. NRC from 8:30am-4:30pm. Pre-register. Call 822-2524.

Health Care and Epidemiology Rounds

Infant Deaths Among Vancouver Island First Nations. Dr. David Martin, Health Canada; Dr. Fred Rockwell, Central Vancouver Island Regional Health Board. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pathology Of Pediatric Cardiomyopathies. Dr. Glen Taylor, B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Philosophy Seminar

Identity Statements. Robert May, Linguistics, UC Irvine. Buchanan B-218 from 2-4pm. Call 822-2621.


Research On Interfacial Phenomena As Applied To The Canadian Oil Sands Processing. Prof. Jacob Masliyah, U of Alberta. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.


The Challenge of Change: Rethinking Law As A Discipline. Prof. Margaret Thornton, LaTrobe U, keynote speaker. University Centre, Peter Wall Institute, large conference room from 4-5:30pm. Workshop on Legal Knowledge and Legal Education in the 21st Century continues April 15 from 9am-5pm. Call 822-6525.

Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Rodney Smith, Westcoast Dharma Society. Asian Centre from 7:15-9pm. Continues to April 16. E-mail or call 731-5469.


Jane Coop, piano. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver at 8pm. For tickets call 984-4484. For information call 904-1010.

saturday, april 15

Vancouver Oxford And Cambridge Society

Seventieth Annual Boat Race Dinner. Sir Walter Bodmer, Oxford U. Green College Great Hall at 7pm. Reception at 6pm. Black tie. All those with Oxford or Cambridge U affiliation and their guests welcome. Call Dr. R.D. Dunn at 669-1170.

Spring Gala 2000

An Evening of Performing Arts. Chan Centre at 7pm. $10.75 with proceeds to Alzheimer Society of B.C. Tickets available from Ticketmaster at 280-3311 or Chan Centre box office.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

The End of Development. John Stackhouse. IRC#2 from 8:15-10pm. Call 822-4636.

sunday, april 16

Green College Performing Arts Group

A Potpourri Of Music. Green College Choir. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

monday, april 17

Centre For Southeast Asia Research

Hun Sen: Strongman of Cambodia--The Man Behind The Myth. Julie and Harish Mehta. CK Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Philosophy Seminar

What Language Does It Take To Describe Our Mind. Joseph Almog, UCLA. Buchanan B Penthouse from 1-2pm. Call 822-2621.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar

Cellular Communications Systems. Prof. Cyril Leung. MacLeod 418 from 1-2pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2405.


Large-Scale Expansion Of Mammalian Neural Stem Cells As Aggregates In Suspenson Bioreactors. Prof. Leo Behie, U of Calgary. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Member Speaker Series

Invasion Of The Little Greenies: The Eutrophication Of Our Freshwaters. Beatrix Beisner, Zoology. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Holy Week Reconciliation

St. Mark's Chapel from 7:30-9pm. E-mail Call Father Jim O'Neill 822-4463.

Chan Centre Concert

Vancouver Symphony With Choirs. Chan Centre at 8pm. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 280-3311. Call 822-9197.

Poetic Persuasions

Readings. Wayde Compton, poet; Anne Stone, novelist. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, april 18

Philosophy Seminar

What Language Does It Take To Describe Our Mind. Joseph Almog, UCLA. Buchanan B Penthouse from 1-3pm. Call 822-2621.

Law And Society

Book Launch: Pepper In our Eyes: The APEC Affair. Wesley Pue, editor. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-6525.

wednesday, april 19

School Of Nursing Rounds

Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines For Pressure Ulcers: A Demonstration And Evaluation Project. Rena van der Wal, Vancouver Hosp. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Centre For Southeast Asia Research

Hindu And Buddhist Thought In Khmer/Cambodian Architecture And Dance. Julie Mehta. CK Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Green College Special Lecture

The Meanings Of Life. David Schmidtz, U of Arizona. Green College at 5pm.

Fest 2000

Music And Arts Festival For People With Disabilities. Vancouver Adaptive Music Society. Chan Centre from 7-10pm. Call 688-6464 local 118.

Geography Outreach Seminar

A River, A Delta, A Place In Time. Graeme Wynne. Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Hwy.) at 7:30pm. Refreshments. Call 722-3534.

Senate Meeting

Regular Meeting Of The Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-2951.

thursday, april 20

Royal Society Of Canada

Exciting Excitable Cell Models. Robert Miura, Mathematics. Green College at 1pm. Lunch at 12:30pm, $18. To reserve for lunch call Steve Calvert at 822-5210 or e-mail Call 822-1878.


The Growing Company: Can You Hear the Wheels Rolling. Natalie Dakers, Neuromed; Tom O'Flaherty; Michael Volker, SFU. ForSciences 1005 from 4-6pm. To register call 822-8580.

Medieval And Renaissance

Chaucer For Children: 19th- And Early 20th-Century Versions Of The Canterbury Tales. Sian Echard, English. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Mass Of The Lord's Supper

St. Mark's Chapel from 7:30-9pm. E-mail Call Father Jim O'Neill 822 -4463.

friday, april 21

Painting Exhibition

Passage. Group of Twelve, local artists. Asian Centre from 10am-5pm. Continues to April 25. Call Connie King 437-5842.

Good Friday Public Swims

Aquatic Centre from 1-5pm. Continues from 6-10pm. $3.75 adult; $2.75 youth/student; $2 child/senior. Call 822-4521.

Good Friday Service

Adoration Of The Cross. St. Mark's Chapel from 3-4:30pm. E-mail Call Father Jim O'Neill 822 -4463.

saturday, april 22

Bike Repair Course

Saturday Bike Mechanic Crash Course. Bike Hub from 10am-3pm. $20 includes manual. Call 822-BIKE.

Easter Vigil

St. Mark's Chapel from 11pm-1am. E-mail Call Father Jim O'Neill 822 -4463.


Cognition And Emotion Study

Seeking participants to explore the cognitive effects of emotion. Earn $5 by completing a questionnaire. Some participants will be invited to earn $25 more in two 60-90 minute sessions. Call 822-2022.

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Tonel: Lessons of Solitude. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. 10am-5pm. Continues to June 4. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday from 12noon-5pm. $3 adults; $2 seniors; free for students, UBC faculty and staff with valid ID. Visit the Web site at or call 822-2759.

Gymnastics Classes

For ages two to adult. May through August. Osborne Centre Gymnastics Gym. E-mail or call 822-0207.

Gardens' Hours Of Operation

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden, and the Shop in the Garden are open to October from 10am-6pm daily (including weekends). Inquiries for the gardens should call 822-9666 and for the Shop in the Garden 822-4529.

Bike Repair Course

Bike Care Drop-In Clinics. Free for co-op members. A great introduction to bike maintenance. A different topic is covered each week. Bike Hub every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm. Call 822-BIKE (2453).

Sage Bistro

To the faculty, students, administration and admirers of the University of British Columbia we present Sage Bistro at the University Centre. Truly food for thought...Sage is open Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm. Tapas will be served on the patio from May 15 to Oct. 15 from the hours of 3:30-8pm. Our luncheon menu changes weekly and features a wide selection of wines by the quarter litre and glass. For reservations please call 822-1500.

Research Study

Volunteer subjects needed for study on aging and speech understanding. Must be native English speakers 18-30 or 60-80 years old with good hearing in both ears. Involves one two-hour session on UBC campus. $15 honorarium. Contact Wendy Lam e-mail: or call 263-0677.

Premenstrual Asthma Study

UBC/St. Paul's Hospital researchers are seeking females with asthma and regular menstrual cycles for a study on estrogen's effects on asthma symptoms and lung function. Must be 18-45 years of age, non-smokers, and NOT taking birth control pills. Honorarium and free peak flow meter provided. If interested, please call 875-2886.

Parkinson's Research

A research team from UBC is asking for the assistance of people with Parkinson's to participate in research. This research is aimed at understanding how Parkinson's may affect complex activities such as managing multiple tasks. Participation involves performing fairly simple tasks, some of which involve responding verbally to computer, screen displays. The general goal of this work is to develop effective methods of coping with Parkinson's. If you are a healthy person of the age 50 years or older, we are also in need of several people to participate in this study as part of a non-Parkinson's comparison group. If you would like to participate or require more information, please contact Todd Woodward, Psychology 822-3227.

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.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist; Three Case Studies Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Aug. 31. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. Continues to Jan. 31 2001. Conversations; The Dr. Miguel and Julia Tecson Philippine Collection. Continues to February. Echoes 2000. Mid-April to May. MOA hours Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Tuesday evening to 9pm. $6 (adults), $3.50 (students/seniors), $15 (family). Free Tuesdays. 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.

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.

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, 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 Prof. 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.

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.

Faculty Women's Club

The Faculty Women's Club brings together women connected to the university either through their work or that of their 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 at 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 Dept. 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 unauthorized individuals remove these signs and barriers. 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.