A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from February 13 through February 26, 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.

February 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

sunday, feb. 13

Opera In Three Acts

The Merry Wives Of Windsor. School of Music. Chan Centre at 3pm. For tickets, call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or in person at the Chan Centre box office.

monday, feb. 14

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Centering Prayer Intensive. Cynthia Bourgeault. VST at 10am. Continues to Feb. 18 at 4pm. $190; $180 team; $95 seniors. To register e-mail:; call 822-9815.

Biochemistry Seminar

Three-Dimensional Structures Of Coagulation Factors: Pieces Of A Complicated Puzzle. Wolfram Bode. IRC#4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178.

Theatre, Film And Creative Writing Festival

Vanfest 2000 - Beginning The Millennium. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7pm. Continues to Feb. 18. $5 at the door. Call Peggy Bochun, Vancouver School Board 713-5206.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

A Brief History Of The Soul. Leonard George, psychologist, writer, broadcaster. Carr Hall conference room from 7-9pm. Continues to April 3. $135; $125 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

tuesday, feb. 15

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Centres Of Islamic Art And Architecture. Hanna Kassis, professor emeritus. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) from 2-3:30pm. Continues to March 21. $67; $62 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Biochemistry Seminar

Structural Basis Of The Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPS), The Tissue Inhibitors Of Metalloprotein-ases (TIMPS), And The TnFalpha-Converting Enzyme (TACE). Wolfram Bode. Copp 2002/2004 at 12noon. Refreshments at 11:45am. Call 822-3178.

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

Writing For Kids And Teens. Marion Crook, children's author. Carr Hall 115 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to March 21. $170. To register call 822-1420.

wednesday, feb. 16

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

TBA. Dr. H. Broekhuyse. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Journey Of A Soul: The Drama Of Spiritual Transformation In Dante's Divine Comedy. Shiella Fodchuk, executive director, The Cathedral For Spiritual Direction. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) from 10-11:30am. Continues to March 22. $67; $62 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Chemoprevention Group Seminar

Evidence Supporting Lycopene As A Chemopreventive In Prostate Cancer. Venket Rao, director, Program in Food Safety, U of Toronto. BC Cancer Research Centre lecture theatre from 12noon-1pm. Call Dr. Kirsten Skov 877-6098, local 3021.

Museum Of Anthropology Public Lecture

Contemporary First Nations Art: Challenging Stereotypes. Lynn Hill; John Powell; Connie Sterritt. MOA theatre gallery from at 7:30-9pm. $37; $32 museum members. To register call 822-1420.

thursday, feb. 17

Biochemistry Seminar

Realities Of Virus-Host Interactions: Evasion Of The Host Defense, Hijacking Of The Protein Synthesizing Machinery, And DNA Microarray Surprises In The HIV Hepatitis C and Influenza Virus Systems. Michael Katze, U of Washington. IRC#7 at 10:45am. Refreshments at 10:30pm. Call 822-3178.

New Faculty Orientation

Orientation And Walking Tour. David Lam basement seminar room from 12noon-4:30pm. To register; call 822-6827.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

International Scene. Various speakers. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) from 12noon-1:30pm. Continues to March 23. $67; $62 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Between The Wars: Literature Of The Lost Generation. Deborah Lendon, English language and literature teacher. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) from 2pm-3:30pm. Continues to March 23. $67; $62 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Centre For Japanese Research Seminar

Canada And Japan 2000: Changing Relations In A Changing World. Leonard Edwards, Canada's ambassador to Japan. CK Choi 120 from 3-4:15pm. Call 822-2629.

UILO Seminar

Incorporation: Whoops! Things To Remember Before You Leave. Various speakers. ForSciences 1005 from 4-6pm. To register; call 822-8580.

friday, feb. 18

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Exercise Rehabilitation In Children With Congenital Heart Disease: The BCCH Experience. Jim Potts, Cardiology. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Fish 500 Seminar

Larkin Lecture Discussion: MSY Reborn, But With A New Identity--Is It Necessary, Is It Sufficient? Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-2731.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

War And Human Rights: When Peace And Justice Clash. Various speakers. VST from 7:30-9pm. Continues to Feb. 19 from 9:30am-4pm. $35; $20 seniors/team. To register e-mail:; call 822-9815.

saturday, feb. 19

Institute For European Studies Special Seminar

How Do You Know It's Real Thing? Authentic Records In The Electronic Age. Various speakers. Chan Centre Royal Bank Cinema from 9am-5pm. To register e-mail:; call 822-1452; 688-0809.

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

Between The Wars: Literature Of The Lost Generation. Isabel Nanton, writer; Graham Osborne, photographer. Carr Hall conference room from 10am-5pm. $135. Refreshments. Please bring lunch. To register call 822-1420.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Information In War And Emergencies: Who Really Commands The High Ground? Nik Gowing, correspondent, BBC. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

sunday, feb. 20

Chan Centre Concert

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir And Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Tonu Kaljuste, conductor. Chan Centre at 8pm. For tickets call Ticketmaster 280-3311; info 662-7706.

monday, feb. 21

Chalmers Institute Continuing Education Event

Stephen Lewis, Canada's Ambassador to the UN; VST and other faculty. VST from 9am-9pm. Continues to Feb. 22 from 9am-4pm. $110; $100 team; $55 seniors. To register e-mail:; call 822-9815.

Cecil And Ida Green Visiting Professorships

Women In Science. Prof. Virginia Valian, Psychology, Hunter College. Cecil Green House Yorkeen room from 9am-12noon. To register call 822-5675.

G. Peter Kaye Public Lecture

Church And State: Do The Twain Meet? Stephen Lewis, Canada's Ambassador to the UN. Frederic Wood Theatre at 12:30pm. Call 822-9815.

Ritsumeikan Japanese Lunch Hour

Complimentary Lunch And Craft Session. International House upper lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-5021.

Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Understanding And Optimizing Classroom Acoustics. Murray Hodgson, associate professor. CEME 1204 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-3770.

Astronomy Seminar

A Mass Function To 0.15 Msun In The Galactic Bulge. Michael Rich, U of California. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.

Member Speaker Series

How We Learn About Other People's Poverty: International Development And The Role Of The University. Jim Delaney, Political Science. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

G. Peter Kaye Public Lecture

The Church And The International Community. Stephen Lewis, Canada's Ambassador to the UN. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm. Call 822-9815.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Great Thinkers Of The 20th Century. Various speakers. Lasserre 102 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to March 20. $57; $52 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Regent College Public Lecture

Is Darwinism Defeated? A Response To Anti-Evolutionism. Denis O. Lamoureux, St. Joseph's College, U of Alberta. Regent College Chapel at 7:30pm. Booksigning to follow. Call 224-3245.

Science And Society

The Threat Of Intellectual Property: Academic Science In The Knowledge Society. Claire Polster, Sociology and Social Studies, U of Regina. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, feb. 22

G. Peter Kaye Public Lecture

Are Civilized Values Crushed In Contemporary Society? Stephen Lewis, Canada's Ambassador to the UN. Frederic Wood Theatre at 12:30pm. Call 822-9815.

Botany Seminar

A Physiological Dissection Of Ammonium Fluxes And Pools In Plant Tissues. Dev Britto. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.

Xerox Lecture In Industrial/Applied Chemistry

The Emergence Of Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber As A High Performance Elastomer. Prof. Garry Rempel, U of Waterloo. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3057.

Computer Science Invited Speaker Seminar

The Sense Of Touch: Designing Haptic Interfaces for Teleoperation And Virtual Environments. Susan Lederman, Queen's U. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0557.

wednesday, feb. 23

Surgery Grand Rounds

Determinants Of Survival In Esophageal Cancer. Dr. John Wong, head, U of Hong Kong. GF Strong Aud. from 7-8am. Call 875-4545.

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Control Spasticity With Botulinum Toxin. Dr. Richard Beauchamp. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

99 Chairs Grand Opening

David Lam Centre from 8am-10pm. Entertainment, refreshments, give-aways. Call 822-3256.

Centre For Japanese Research Seminar

Plant Location And Embeddedness Of Firms In The Higashi Osaka Industrial District. Prof. Kenkichi Nagao, Osaka City U. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Institute Of Asian Research Seminar

Governance In New Asia: The Conflict Between Globalization And Regionalism. Paul Evans, director Program for Canada-Asia Policy Studies. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.

Cecil And Ida Green Visiting Professorships

Bringing Up Baby. Prof. Virginia Valian, Psychology, Hunter College. Green College Coach House at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.

Asian Studies Lecture Series

Of Colony, Gender And Sexuality: The Sikhs And The Raj. Doris Jakobsh, U of Guelph. Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9266.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

The Nature Of Children, The Nurture Of Design. Susan Herrington, Landscape Architecture. Scarfe 278 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-5232.

Laing Lectures

Stories, Tales And Truth. Maxine Hancock, Regent College. First Baptist Church (downtown) at 12:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Children Of The Raven: Indigenous Peoples Of Pacific Asia. Sherry Tanaka, poet, performance artist. Buchanan B-219 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to March 22. $57; $52 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Geography Outreach Seminar

When Minority Become Majorities: The Changing Face Of Vancouver And Richmond. Dan Hiebert. Richmond Nature Park at 7:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3534.

Cecil And Ida Green Visiting Professorships

Gender And Math. Prof. Virginia Valian, Psychology, Hunter College. Green College Graham House at 7:30pm. Call 822-5675.

Laing Lectures

Where Do We Go From Here? Loren Wilkinson. Regent College at 7:30pm. Booksigning at 6:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Senate Meeting

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

Laing Lectures

The Blessing And The Curse Of Technology. Craig Gay, Regent College. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 224-3245.

thursday, feb. 24

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry, PGE-Au-Cu-Ni Ore Assemblage Of The Roby Zone, Lac Des Iles, NW Ontario. Mike Michaud, SRK Consulting. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Centre For Feminist Legal Studies Lecture

Barriers To Justice For Street Involved Girls. Annabell Webb, Justice for Girls. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6523.

Biostatistics/SFU Seminar

Statistical Modelling Of Species Occurrences. Fangliang He, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre. SFU Campus, Math and Statistics K-9509 at 3:30pm. Call 822-0570.

Cecil And Ida Green Visiting Professorships

Input And Innateness: Controversies In Language Acquisition. Prof. Virginia Valian, Psychology, Hunter College. Kenny, Suedfeld lounge at 4pm. Call 822-5675.

Centre For Integrated Computer Systems Research Seminar

The Digital Michelangelo Project. Marc Levoy, Computer Science, Stanford U.CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6894.

79th Annual Osler Dinner

Towards Transparency In Medical Care In The 21st Century. Dr. Noel Buskard, Medicine. Pan Pacific Hotel Governor General Suite at 6:30pm. $65; $45 residents/students. Dinner at 7:30pm. Call 736-5551.

Thematic Lecture Series: Myths Of Nations

The Nature Of Race: Re-thinking The Colonial Encounter In Australia. Kay Anderson, Geography. University College, Australian Defence Force Academy. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

Guenter Grass: The Last Nobel Prize Winner. Steven Taubeneck, Germanic Studies. Buchanan B-221 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to March 30. $67; $62 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

friday, feb. 25

Pediatric Site-Wide Grand Rounds

A Clinicians Perspective On The Conflict Of Ethics And Economics In Resource Allocation: Who Is The Gatekeeper? Dr. Paul Rogers, Oncology, B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Fish 500 Seminar

Building A Marine Mammal Database On Longhurst Areas. Amy Poon, Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-2731.

Peter Wall Institute Colloquium

The Declining Difference Alienage Makes: The U.S. And Germany. David Abraham, Law, U of Miami. Peter Wall Institute University Centre 307 at 12noon. Call 822-4837.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Using Noise To Cancel Noise: Active Noise Control At Vancouver International Airport. Pierre Germain, Mechanical Engineering. UBC Hosp., Koerner G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-9861; Dr. Murray Hodgson 822-3073.

Institute For European Studies Symposium

Politics And The Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices. Various speakers. Peter Wall Institute University Centre from 3-5pm. Continues to Feb. 26 9am-4:45pm. Call 822-1452.

Mathematics Colloquium

Universality And Conformal Invariance In Two-Dimensional Statistical Physics. Gregory F. Lawler, Duke U. Mathematics 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Detoxification Of Logyard Run-Off. Michael Zenaitis. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Linguistics Colloquium

Slavic Clitics: An A-Morphous, Feature-Based Approach. Gilbert C. Rappaport. Buchanan B-223 from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4256.

St. John's College Speaker Series

Tibet And Tangs Grand Strategy. Prof. Denis Twitchett, Princeton U. St. John's College 1080 at 4pm. Call 822-8781.

saturday, feb. 26

Amnesty UBC's 5th Annual Student Conference

Globalization And Social Justice. Various speakers. SUB from 9am-5pm. $10 ($15 after Feb. 15) includes lunch, refreshments. Call 822-9098.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

The Advancement Of Women: Why So Slow? Prof. Virginia Valian, Psychology, Hunter College. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.


Orchids In Bloom

For Sale At Give-Away Prices! Currently Lady's Slippers and Dendrobium delicatum available. Small (3-inch pot) $5; large (5-inch pot) $15. Horticultural Greenhouse at the corner of West Mall and Stores Road. Call David Kaplan at 822-3283.

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.

Dance Enlightenment

The AMS Women's Centre presents dance enlightenment body awareness through movement and sound. Learn to release negative energy, ground body and essence. Enhance creativity attuning to your own rhythm. Weekly classes from 3:30-5:30pm. Drop in or register for the whole semester. To register or for more info call 822-2163.

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. Partici-pation 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 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. To participate or for 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

A Break In The Ice: Inuit Prints And Drawings From The Linda J. Lemmens Collection. Continues to Feb. 20. Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to March 31. Attributed to Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to Feb. 13. Three Case Studies. Northwest Coast Art. Continues to August. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. Continues to Jan. 14 2001. Philippine Pottery From The Tecson Collection. Continues to April. or call 822-5087 or 822-5950.

Child Behaviour Research

How do parents see challenging child behaviours? We are asking parents of seven-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.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday (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 room 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 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 Apr. 28 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 eight-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 o?-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 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.

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 di?erent 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, 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 o? 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. Geo?rey 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 e?ects, 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 o?ers 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.