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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 20 | December 14, 2000


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 20 through January 12, 2001. 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.

wednesday, dec. 20

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Special Guest Lecture: Athletic Spine Injuries. Prof. Hiroshi Yamamoto. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

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friday, dec. 22

Christmas Dinner

For Students. International House at 1pm and 3pm. $2. Advance tickets required. Call International House at 822-5021.

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thursday, dec. 28

Men's Basketball Tournament

Thunderbird Classic. War Memorial Gym from 4-10pm. Continues to Dec. 30. Call 822-BIRD (2473).

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monday, jan. 1

New Year's Day Free Swim

UBC Aquatic Centre from 10am-12noon. Call 822-4521.

New Year's Day Public Swim

UBC Aquatic Centre from 12noon-6pm. $3.75 adult, $2 child/senior, $2.75 youth/student. Call 822-4521.

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wednesday, jan. 3

Millennium Mocktails

Celebrate The New Wellness Centre Coming To SUB. UBC's Wellness Information Network (WIN) Peer Educators/UBC Wellness Outreach. Continues to jan. 5. SUB concourse from 11:30am-1:30pm. Call Judith Frankum 822-4858.

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thursday, jan. 4

Adult Gymnastics Class

Osborne Centre, Unit 2, Gymnastics Gym from 6-8pm. Call Katie Thomson 822-0207.

Sport Rep Meeting

Aquatic Centre Classroom from 6:30-7:30pm. Call 822-6000.

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friday, jan. 5

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

The Provincial Health Officer Annual Report. Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in b Lot. Call 822-2772.

Fisheries Centre Seminar

Fishing Pressure On Vulnerable Reef Fish In The Turks And Caicos. Murray Rudd, School for Field Studies. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11:30am-1pm. Call 822-2731.

Classics Lecture

Evidence In Athenian Drama: The Case Of Hippolytus. David C.Mirhady, Humanities, SFU. Buchanan B Penthouse at 12:30pm. Call 822-3889.

Intramural Sports League Team Registration

Ball Hockey, Basketball, Futsal, Ultimate, Ice Hockey, Volleyball. Student Recreation Centre at 5pm. Call

Women's Volleyball

Thunderbirds Vs. Regina. War Memorial Gym from 6:15-8pm. Continues jan. 6 from 8-10pm. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

Men's Volleyball

Thunderbirds Vs. Regina. War Memorial Gym from 8-10 pm. Continues jan. 6 from 6:15-8pm. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

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monday, jan. 8

Art Exhibition

Look Here: A History Of Canadian Artwork Selected From The AMS Collection. SUB AMS Art Gallery from 10am-4pm. Refreshments. Continues to jan. 12. Call 822-2361.

Thematic Lecture Series

Globalization Of Labour And Corporate Enterprise In South Korea. Hyun Ho Seok, Sociology, Sungkyunkwan U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

Prospects For Peace And Human Rights In The Post-Cold War Era: Merging Theory And Practice. Andrew Lui, Political Science. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, jan. 9

Equality/Security/Community Colloquium

Social Capital: The Key To Understanding Community Resilience. Brian Elliot; Ralph Matthews, Anthropology and Sociology. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.

Applied Ethics Colloquium

Health Care: Boon Or Bane. Dr. Patricia Baird, Medical Genetics. Scarfe 205 from 4-6pm. Call 822-8625.

St. John's College Global Change Speaker Series

Canada's Green Advantage: A Cop- Out Or A Global Responsibility For Greenhouse Gas Management? Prof. David Layzell, Biology, Queen's U. St. John's College 1080 at 5pm. Call

Green College Speaker Series

The Idea Of An Asian Monetary Fund. Shaun Narine, Institute of International Relations. Green College at 5pm. Reception Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Women's Volleyball

Thunderbirds Vs. Trinity Western. War Memorial Gym from 6-8pm. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

Men's Volleyball

Thunderbirds Vs. Trinity Western. War Memorial Gym from 8-10 pm. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

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wednesday, jan. 10

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Tendinosis And Tendinopathies. Dr. Karim Miran-Khan. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Arts Career Exploration Fair

Buchanan A 2nd level concourse from 12noon-4pm. Call 822-4011.

Wednesday Noon Hour Concert

Wolf to Weill: A Program Of German Song With Styles Ranging From The 19th Century Through To Show Tunes Of The 1940s And '50s. Gary Relyea, bass-baritone; Anna Tamm-Relyea, soprano; Deanna Relyea, mezzo-soprano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. Call 822-5574.

CUPE 2950 Lunch And Learn

Balancing Career And Family. Anne Rice, Women's Resource Centre. TBC from 1-2:30pm. To register e-mail cupe2950@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-1494.

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thursday, jan. 11

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Atomic Fountains. Kurt Gibble, Yale U. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments, Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3853.

Policy Issues In
Post-Secondary Education

Investigating The Social Construction Of Life Skills Curriculum: Federal Policy And The Saskatchewan New-Start Program. Shauna Butterwick, Educational Studies. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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friday, jan. 12

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Acute Effects Of Air Pollution In The Lower Mainland. Dr. Sverre Vidal, Respirologist, VGH. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Fisheries Centre Seminar

On The Brink Of Extinction: The Plight Of The Vaquita. Ivonne Ortiz, Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, U of Washington. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11:30am-1pm. Call 822-2731.

Friday Noon Hour At Main

Music For Cello And Piano. Main Library, Dodson Room 502 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Gaseous Feed Distribution In Fluidized Bed Reactors. Fahad Al-Sherehy. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call

Women's Basketball

Thunderbirds Vs. Trinity Western. War Memorial Gym from 6:15-8pm. Continues jan. 13. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

Men's Basketball

Thunderbirds Vs. Trinity Western. War Memorial Gym from 8-10 pm. Continues jan. 13. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

Men's Ice Hockey

Thunderbirds Hockey Vs. Lethbridge. Winter Sports Center from 7:30-10pm. Continues jan. 13. $7 adults, $5 youth/seniors, $3 students, under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD ((822-2473).

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Peter Doig: Cabin Essence. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from 10am-5pm. Continues to March 11. Call Naomi Sawada 822-2759.

Adidas Noon Run

North SUB Plaza from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Ronnie Gill at 822-1688.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Research

Infectious Diseases researchers from VGH seek volunteers diagnosed medically with CFS to participate in a study about managing symptoms. Call Kenna Sleigh at 875-5555 ext. 62366.

Sustainability Co-ordinators

The World Is What You Make It! The UBC Sustainability Office is seeking volunteers to act as departmental sustainability coordinators Volunteers will receive training and support in their efforts to raise awareness of sustainability within their unit. With only a limited time commitment, our coordinators are affecting changes by sharing work environment specific information on energy conservation, waste reduction, and transportation alternatives. For more information visit www.sustain.ubc.ca/2ourinitiatives/index.html or call Brenda at 822-3270.

Call For Evening Volunteers

Crane Production Unit (a division of the UBC Disability Resource Centre) needs volunteers to narrate textbooks onto tape. We are looking primarily for those who can read between 4:30-8:30pm for a two-hour session once a week. An audition will be required. For more information, call Patrice Leslie, Monday to Thursday from 4:40-8:30pm at 822-6114.

Volunteers Wanted

Habitat For Humanity UBC is looking for volunteers. Come help out on the construction site and build homes for low-income families. No skills required. For more information and to register for an orientation, e-mail h4h@email.com or call 827-0316.

Lunch Hour Drop-Ins

Every Thursday you can join fellow international students in a relaxed, social environment to explore a variety of topics designed to help you succeed at UBC. Topics include health, safety, arts and literature, and music throughout the world. Drop in or call International House at 822-5021 or e-mail ihouse.frontcounter@ubc.ca.

Volunteer Opportunity: Leaders Wanted

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions - A Vancouver/Richmond Health Board-sponsored program for people with chronic health conditions. We are looking for leaders to give the program out in the community. Free training includes information about the program, leader skills, and helping people cope with these serious conditions so that they can get the most out of life. Come out and learn how you can do something positive about the way that chronic conditions affect people. Bring a friend and meet others who are concerned about getting the most out of life. To register or for more information call Barbara Henn-Pander 822-0634.


The British Columbia Service For Medication Information Learning And Education (BC SMILE) is a medication information program for the public in BC. It is located at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, and is staffed by licensed pharmacists to educate the public of all ages about the safe and effective use of medications. The free telephone consultations include complicated inquiries on medication issues such as interactions, contradictions, allergies, medication reviews, herbs, and alternative therapies. SMILE pharmacists also provide public presentations on a variety of medication-related topics. All presentations contain valuable practical, unbiased, and up-to-date research information. Call (800) 668-6233 or 822-1330.

Participants Needed

Problems with remembering, 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

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.

UBC Birdwalks

Anyone who is interested can meet at the flagpole above the Rose Garden on Thursdays at 12:45pm. Look for a small group of people who are carrying binoculars and bird books, etc. (and bring your own, if you have them). Call 822-9149.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

MOA Shop Annual Holiday Sale. Continues to Dec. 24. Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to Dec. 31. Three Case Studies Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Dec. 31. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. Continues to jan. 14. Conversations: The Tecson Philippine Collection. Continues to Feb. 15. Winter hours Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm; Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free). Call 822-5087.

Sage Bistro

Truly food for thought... Sage is open Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm. 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. If you are a healthy person of the age 50 years or older, we are also in need of several people to participate as part of a non-Parkinson's comparison group. Call Todd Woodward, Psychology Dept. at 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.

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.

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 Elizabeth Towers, president 224-5877; 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 tmacbeth@cortex.psych.ubc.ca 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. Call Ruth Warick, graduate student, in the Dept. of Educational Services, UBC, Call/fax 224-4198 or e-mail rwarick@interchange.ubc.ca.

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 at 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 www.stat.ubc.ca/scarl, e-mail scarl@stat.ubc.ca 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 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 www.chancentre.com or at 822-1815.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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