A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from August 13 through September 9, 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.

August 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, 31
September 7, 8

sunday, aug. 13

Piano Recital

Libby Yu. Green College Graham House at 8pm. Call 822-8660.

monday, aug. 14


Sunday Dinner. Julie Lees. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7pm. Continues to Aug. 16. $8. Call 822-9099.


Grace. Michael MacLennan. Frederic Wood Theatre at 8:30pm. Continues to Aug. 16. $8. Call 822-9099.

thursday, aug. 17


On Track. Rishi Trikha. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7pm. $8. Continues to Aug. 19. Call 822-9099.


In Their Nightgowns Dancing. Michael Armstrong. Frederic Wood Theatre at 8:30pm. Continues to Aug. 19. $8. Call 822-9099.

Chan Centre Concert

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre at 8pm. Tickets at Ticketmaster, Call 280-3311.

saturday, aug. 19

Alternative Bagpipe Seminar

Northumbrian Small Pipes And Scottish Lowland Pipes. Dick Hensold, Alan Walters and Phil White. Music Recital Hall at 9am. Continues Aug. 20. E-mail Call Rob 617-9575.


Northumbrian, Scottish Lowland and Irish Uilleann Pipes. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. $10. E-mail athra@ Call Rob 617-9575.

monday, aug. 21


The Health Impact Of The Collapse of the Soviet Union. Dr. Martin McKee, European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition. IRC 414 at 12 noon. Call 822-4969.

tuesday, aug. 22

New Faculty Information Exchange

David Lam basement seminar room from 11am-2:30pm. Lunch. To register, visit Call 822-6827.

saturday, aug. 26

Chan Centre Concert

Gagaku Performance. Chan Centre at 8pm. Tickets at Tickmaster, Call 280-3311.

thursday, aug. 31

Graduate Student Orientation

Various speakers. Graduate Student Centre Ballroom 9am-1pm. Lunch provided. Call 822-2848.

New Faculty Orientation

Walking Tour And Reception. David Lam basement seminar room from 11:30am-5:30pm. To register, visit Call 822-6827.

thursday, sept. 7

Peter Wall Institute Lecture Series

Exposing The Sunda Shelf: Climatic Consequences Of Eustatic Sea Level Changes. Andrew Bush, Earth and Ocean Sciences, U of Alberta. University Centre 307 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4782.

friday, sept. 8

Medical Lecture

Air Pollution And Health. Dr. David Bates, professor emeritus, Health Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

Peter Wall Institute Weekly Colloquium

The Architecture Of Reasoning About Factual Issues In Legal Proceedings. Peter Tillers, Yeshiva U. University Centre 307 at 12noon. Call 822-4394.


Participants Needed

Problems with remembering or smelling? Men and women 45-plus years old are required for a UBC study on age-related hormone changes and their impact on sensory and cognitive abilities. Earn $50. Call Kevin at 822-2140.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Psychologists conducting research at the Traumatic Stress Clinic at UBC Psychiatry are offering free treatment by telephone to people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is a disorder involving recurrent obsessions or compulsions that cause the individual significant distress. Call Angela Yeh, Traumatic Stress Clinic, at 822-8040.

Speak Your Mind

CUPE 2950 is seeking UBC employees to participate in a two-hour focus group in Sept./Oct. You must be willing to speak your mind openly. Confidentiality ensured. An honorarium will be paid. If you are interested, please call 822-1494 or fax 822-1481.

Belkin Art Gallery Exhibition

Contemporary Art Exhibition: The Wilfred and Sheila Watson Collection; Twenty Questions: Recent Acquisitions to the Drawing and Painting Collections. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun. 12noon-5pm. Closed Mon. and statutory holidays. Continues to Sept. 3. Web site:, e-mail or call Naomi Sawada, 822-2759.

UBC Birdwalks

Anyone who is interested can meet at the flagpole on Thursdays at 12:30pm. Bring books and binoculars if you have them. E-mail: or call 822-9149.

Food Services Summer Hours

Summer hours continue to Aug. 28. Visit or call 822-3663 (UBC-FOOD).

UBC Campus Tours

Summer walking tours of the campus are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. For large groups or special request tours, you may also book ahead by calling between 8:30am-4:30pm 822-8687 (UBC TOUR).

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.

Garden Hours Of Operation

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

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 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.

Premenstrual Asthma Study

UBC/St. Paul's Hospital researchers are seeking females with asthma and regular menstrual cycles for a study of estrogen's effects on asthma symptoms and lung function. Must be 18-50 years of age 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 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

The Art of Norval Morrisseau. Continues to Sept. 30. Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to December. Three Case Studies Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Sept. 10. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. Continues to Jan. 31 2001. Conversations: The Tecson Philippine Collection. Continues to Feb. 2001. 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.

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.

Research Study

We are seeking healthy eight- 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. Craig's lab 822-5280.

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 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, 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. 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- to four-year-olds) 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).

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 Monday and Thursday from 7-9pm in the Osborne Gym. Learn decision-making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave message at 878-7060.

Chan Centre Tours

Free tours 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.