A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from March 12 through March 25, 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.

March 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

sunday, march 12

Chan Centre Concert

Mozart, Schumann and Rachmaninoff Piano Recital. Henri-Paul Sicsic. Chan Centre from 3-5pm. $27 adults; $18 students/seniors. Proceeds to Marek Jablonski Scholarship Fund. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Web site:

monday, march 13

School Of Music Concert

ubc Student Composers. Stephen Chatman. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Mechanical Engineering

Starting Hi-Tech Companies: Advice From A Recent Mech Graduate. Brent Bolleman, principal, Sonigistix and Elaho Wireless. ceme 1204 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3770.

Distinguished Colloquium

Non-Linear Science: Past, Present And Future. Prof. Alwyn Scott, Mathematics, u of Arizona. Klinck 301 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4584.

Commonwealth Day Celebration

International House from 5:30-9pm. $10 students; $20 non-students. Commonwealth food and entertainment. Call 822-5021.

Member Speaker Series

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

Regent College Public Lecture

Desire Of The Everlasting Hills: The World Before And After Jesus. Thomas Cahill, author. Regent College Chapel at 7:30pm. Booksigning to follow. Call 224-3245.

Theatre At UBC

Life And A Lover. Natalie Meisner. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm. Continues to March 18. $16; $10 student/seniors. Call 822-2678.

tuesday, march 14

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

From Vampires To Treatments For Devastating Diseases. Prof. David Dolphin. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call

Oceanography Seminar

Non-Linear Principal Component Analysis Of Climate Data. Adam Monahan, Earth and Ocean Sciences. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call

Statistics Seminar

Fast Computation Of Depth Contours. Raymond T. Ng, Computer Science. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, bring your own mug. Call

Community Colloquium

Comparable Worth Comes To The Private Sector: The Case Of Ontario. Nicole Fortin, Economics. Green College at 4pm. Web site
/cresp/. Call 822-1878.

Green College Speaker Series

Entirely Unexpected: A Sneak Preview Of The Upcoming Production, The Woodcarver's Wife. Patricia Badir,
English. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

St. John's College Speaker Series

Gendered Careers: Canadian Women And Science, 1890-1970. Prof. Mariane Ainley, unbc. St. John's College 1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8781.

Museum Of Anthropology
Opening Reception

An Exhibit Of Contemporary Works. First Nations Artists. moa at 7pm. Continues to mid-Oct. Call 822-5087.

University Women's Club
General Meeting

ifuw Conference. Mary Plant. University Women's Club, Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. at 7:30pm. Call 731-4661.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

The Spirituality Of Christian Song. St. David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver from 7:30-9:30pm. $35 series; $10/session. To register call 922-3461.

wednesday, march 15

Leon And Thea Koerner University Lecture Master's Series

Open Poetry Workshop. Veronica Volkow; George McWhirter, editor/poetry instructor; Open Literary Translation Workshop. Various speakers. Thea Koerner House 200 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-3024.

Asian Studies Noon Lecture Series

The Cult Of The Great Peacock And The Evolution Of The Buddhist Tantras. J.F. Marc des Jardins. Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9266.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

Child Development As A Lifelong Determinant Of Health. Clyde Hertzman, Health Care and Epidemiology. Scarfe 278 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-5232.

Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Colloquium

Violence Against Women: Learning From Teaching. Stanley French, Concordia u. Women's Studies lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9173.

Peter Wall Institute
Weekly Colloquium

Models Of Moral Responsibility. Prof. John Fischer, Philosophy, u of California. University Centre 307 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2621.

Wednesday Noon Hour Concert

Diversions. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the door. Call 822-5574.

School Of Nursing Rounds

Early Labour Assessment And Support At Home: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Patti Janssen, Centre for Community Child Health And Health Evaluation. ubc Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Geography Outreach Seminar

Can Housing Affect Your Health? Jim Dunn. Richmond Nature Park at 7:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3534; 273-7015.

thursday, march 16

Board Of Governors' Meeting

Open Session Begins At 8am. oab Board and Senate Room. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on application to the board secretary at least 24 hrs. before each meeting. To confirm date and time, check "Board announcements" at Call 822-2127.

Institute For European Studies

World Trade After Seattle: A European Perspective. John Beck, former eu ambassador to Canada. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.

Science First! Lecture

Urban Countryside--Rural Metropolis. Dean Moura Quayle, Agricultural Sciences. Wesbrook 100 at 12:30pm. Call 822-3336.

Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium

Comparison Of Lithospheric Structures Across The Alaskan And Canadian Cordillera. Ron Clowes. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Centre For Feminist Legal Studies

Academic Equity, Anti-Harassment Policies And Backlash. Hester
Lessard, associate professor, Law, u of Victoria. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6523.

Fine Arts Lecture

Thinking Possible Futures: The Network Society And The Coloniality Of Being. Prof. Walter Mignolo, Duke u. Lasserre 102 from 12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-2757.

UILO Seminar

The Start-Up Stage: They Say My Baby's Ugly! Various speakers. ForSciences 1005 from 4-6pm. To register; call 822-8580.

Centre For Applied
Ethics Colloquium

How We Deserve. David Schmidtz, Philosophy, u of Arizona. Angus 413 from 4-6pm. Call 822-8625.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Religious Leadership In A Secular Society. Lois M. Wilson. vst Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. E-mail:; call 822-9815.

St. John's College Speaker Series

Theory And Practice In Contemporary Biology. Evelyn Fox Keller, Science, Technology and Society, mit. St. John's College Fairmont Social Lounge at 7:30pm. Call 822-8781.

friday, march 17

Pediatric Grand Rounds

The Many Faces Of Cystic Fibrosis: Insights Into Phenotypic Heterogeneity. Dr. Peter Durie, u of Toronto. gf Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call

Health Care And
Epidemiology Seminar

Mental Health Reform In British Columbia. Alex Berland, Riverview Hosp.. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Freedom Of Religion In China. Lois M. Wilson. vst Boardroom from 10-11:30am. Bring your lunch, offering. E-mail:; call 822-9815.

St. John's College Speaker Series

Patterns In Asian Philanthropy. Peter Geithner. St. John's College 1080 at 10am. Call 822-8781.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Religion And Politics In The Sudan; Implementation Of Canadian Covenants. Lois M. Wilson. vst from 10-11am. Bring your lunch, offering. E-mail:; call 822-9815.

Fish 500 Seminar

Behavioral Aspects Of The Foraging Strategies Of Captive Juvenile Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias Jubatus) Feeding On School Fish And Their Prey's Behavioral Responses. Olivier Cheneval, Marine Mammal Research Unit. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-2731.

St. Patrick's Day Fashion Show

Food And Fashion. University Women's Club, Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. from 12noon-3pm. Call 731-4661.

Chemoprevention Group Seminar

Molecular Markers Of Prostate Carcinogenesis. William Grizzle, u of Alabama. BC Cancer Research Centre lecture theatre from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Dr. Neal Poulin 877-6098, local 3055.

Occupational And
Environmental Hygiene Seminar

The Interface Between The Occupational Medical Consultant And The Occupational Hygiene Consultant. Neva Hilliard, adjunct professor. ubc Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-9861; Dr. Murray Hodgson 822-3073.

Arnold & Nancy Cliff
Writer-In-Residence Reading

Veronica Volkow; Victor Manuel Mendiola, translator; Sylvia Dorling. Frederic Wood Theatre at 12:30pm. Call 822-3024.

Peter Wall Institute
Exploratory Workshop

Migration From Asia: China Processes Of Migration And Impact Of Emigration On Sending Societies. Various speakers. Peter Wall Institute University Centre 307 at 1pm. Open session March 18 at 1pm. Call 822-5194.

Mathematics Colloquium

Length Of Commutators In Groups. Prof. Akbar Rhemtulla, u of Alberta. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call

Chemical And Biological
Engineering Seminar

Electrostatic Charging In Fluidized Beds. Alissa Park. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

School Of Music Concert

ubc Chamber Strings. Andrew Dawes; Eric Wilson. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

saturday, march 18

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Through A Glass Darkly: A Physicist Looks At The Future. Prof. Walter Kohn, Nobel laureate in chemistry, Physics, u of California. irc#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

monday, march 20

Ritsumeikan University Japanese Lunch Hour

International House upper lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. Lunch, snacks and crafts. Call 822-5021.

School Of Music Concert

ubc Percussion Ensemble. Sal Ferreras. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

European Writers' Festival

tba. Bjorn Larsson, writer. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12:30-2pm. Call Prof. Peter Stenberg 822-5158.

Mechanical Engineering

Tools For Numerical Solution Of pde's by Non-Experts. Carl Ollivier-Gooch, assistant professor. ceme 1204 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-3770.

Biochemistry And
Molecular Biology Seminar

Proton Transfer In A Membrane Protein Complex: The Reaction Of Centre Of R. Sphaeroides. Mark Paddock, Physics, u of California. irc#4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178.

Science And Society

Public Interest Science: Why, How, What, And When? Carolyn Raffen-sperger, executive director, Science and Environmental Health Network. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, march 21

Institute For European Studies

Skinheads, Soccer Hooligans And Neighborhood Gangs: Youth Violence In Unified Germany. Prof. Joachim Kersten, Northwestern u. Buchanan penthouse from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.

Botany Seminar

Regulation Of Sulfate Transport In Plants. John Vidmar. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.

Sing Tao School Of Journalism Special Lecture

Brown Bag Lunch: How To Become A Really Great Interviewer. Jennifer Hunter, Vancouver bureau chief,
. Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6688.

Bio-Mega Boehringer Ingelheim Research Lecture

Molecular Recognition Meets Molecular Neurobiology: Cation-Pi Interactions At The Nicotine Receptor. Prof. Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3057.

Oceanography Seminar

Toxic Algae And Viruses. Janice Lawrence. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Green College Speaker Series

Of Mice And Metaphysics: What Are The Objects Of Scientific Inquiry? Sergio Sismondo, Philosophy, Queen's u. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Graduation Dinner And Dance

Arts Grad 2000. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. at 6pm. Tickets $35 at the Arts Undergrad Society office from 11:30am-1:30pm. Monday, Wednesday-Friday. Call Bonnie 323-1423.

Agricultural Sciences Community Lecture

What Can We Learn From Microbial Life Below Zero? Prof. James M. Tiedje, Michigan State u. St. John's College Lecture Hall at 7pm. Call 822-1219.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

The vso Companion. Rodney Sharman, composer-in-residence, vso; David Phillips, music teacher. Music 302 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to April 4. $37; $32 seniors. To register call 822-1420.

Poetic Persuasions Reading

Play The Monster Blind. Lynn Coady, writer in residence. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

wednesday, march 22

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Cervical Spine Injury: Biomechanical And Clinical Aspects. Dr. Tobias Pitzen; Dr. Tom Oxland. vgh, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call

Asian Studies Lecture Series

Enlightenment For Sale: Theosophy And The Commodification Of A Mystic East. Prof. Joy Dixon, History. Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9266.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

The Potential Of Technology For The Development Of Children With Autism. Pat Mirenda, Educational Psychology And Special Education. Scarfe 278 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-5232.

Centre For Research In Women's Studies Colloquium

Women's Science Stories In The Cold War Era. Dianne Newell, History. Women's Studies from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call Corae 822-9173.

Wednesday Noon Hour Concert

Double Reed Extravanganza. Alexandra Pohran, oboist, uvic. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the door. Call 822-5574.

European Writers' Festival

tba. Joseph von Westphalen, cult author. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12:30-2pm. Call Prof. Peter Stenberg 822-5158.

Institute Of Asian Research Seminar

Globalization And The Transform-ation Of Asian Societies: Raced Bodies And The Public Sphere In Ichikawa Kon's Tokyo Olympiad. Sharalyn Orbaugh. ck Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.

Green College Special Lecture

Academic Freedom In Canada: Past, Present And Future. Michiel Horn, History, Glendon College, York u. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Senate Meeting

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

thursday, march 23

Major And Scientific
Suppliers Tradeshow

Acquisitions 2000 Showcasing ubc's Major And Scientific Suppliers. War Memorial Gym from 10am-4pm. Continues to March 24. Refreshments. Web site: Call 822-2686.

Botany Seminar

The Evolutionary Implications Of Diplonemids And Their Spliceosomal Introns. Qing Qian; Population Viability And Patterns Of Intertidal Biodiversity; Implications For Marine Protected Area Site Selection. Anne Solomon. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.

Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium

Puzzling The Future Of Earth Sciences: A Key Piece: Public Outreach. Pierrette Tremblay, gac Ward Neale Medalist Tour. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Science First! Lecture

Climate Change Fore And Aft: To Where Are We Pushing Mother Nature? Prof. Tom Pedersen. Wesbrook 100 at 12:30pm. Call 822-3336.

School Of Music Concert

ubc Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Centre For Integrated Computer Systems Research Seminar

Cryptographic Protocols. Ian Blake, Hewlett Packard Laboratories. cicsr/cs 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6894.

Centre For Chinese Research Seminar

Precious Volumes: An Introduction To Chinese Sectarian Scriptures From The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries (Harvard u Asia Centre, 1999). Prof. Daniel L. Overmyer, Asian Studies. ck Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.

Green College Special Lecture

Arts One And The State Of The Humanities. Ed Hundert, Arts One; various speakers. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

St. John's College Speaker Series

Global Perspective On Microbial Disease Research. Robert McMaster, vgh. St. John's College 1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8781.

Thematic Lecture Series:
Nature, Culture And Colonialism

Making A Modern Wilderness: Wildlife Conservation And The Recolonization Of Canada 1900-1950. Tina Loo, History, sfu. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

friday, march 24

Health Care And Epidemiology Seminar

The Measurement Iterative Loop--Is It Ivory Tower? Peter Riben, assistant professor. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Antiretroviral Therapy In Pediatric hiv Disease. Jack Forbes, children's medical director, Oak Tree Clinic. gf Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Fish 500 Seminar

mpas And Coral Reef Fisheries: Spillover--Does It Exist Or Is It Even Relevant? Dirk Zeller. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-2731.

Occupational And
Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Concept Zero: Does The Workplace Work For You Or Do You Work For The Workplace. Lance Rucker, associate professor, Oral Health Sciences. ubc Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-9861; Dr. Murray Hodgson 822-3073.

School Of Music Concert

Friday Noon Hour At Main. Erika Switzer. Main Library 502 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Electrical And Computer Engineering Seminar 2000

Integrated-Optic Sensors For High-Voltage Applications. Nick Jaeger. MacLeod 418 from 1-2pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2405.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Research Activities At The Industrial Materials Institute. Patricia Debergue, research associate, imi/ncrc-nrc. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Mathematics Colloquium

Numerical Primary Decomposition. Andrew Sommese, u of Notre Dame. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

Green College Performing Arts Group

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Green College Players. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

saturday, march 25

Bike Repair Course

Saturday Bike Mechanic Crash Course. Bike Hub from 10am-3pm. Call 822-bike.

School Of Music Concert

Bach: Mass In B Minor. University Singers; Vancouver Cantata Singers; Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Chan Centre at 7:30pm. Continues to March 26 at 3pm. $24 adults; $17 students/seniors. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or in person at Chan Centre box office.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Energy, Environment And The Left. Silver Donald Cameron, author; commentator; playwright. irc#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.


Garden Hours Of Operation

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden, and the Shop in the Garden are open from March 11 to October 2000 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 ubc 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 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.

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Consolation Prize: Mike Kelley and John Miller at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Open from Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday from 12noon-5pm. Continues to March 12. Admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors; free for students, ubc faculty and staff with valid id. Visit the Web site at or call 822-2759.

Call For Proposals

Research papers on women and gender: Graduate Student Presentation Day April 26, 2000. Deadline for submission is March 17. Submit proposal to Thea Koerner House room 200 or for more information call 822-9173.

Orchids In Bloom

For Sale At Give-Away Prices! Currently Lady's Slippers and Dendrobium delicatum available. Small (3" pot) $5; large (5" pot) $15. Horticultural Greenhouse, 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. Please call 875-2886.

Parkinson's Research

A ubc research team 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 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

Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to March 15. Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist; Three Case Studies Northwest Coast Art. Continues to August 31. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. March 15-Jan. 31 2001. Philippine Pottery From The Tecson Collection. Continues to April. Echoes 2000. Mid-April to May. 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 o?ering free treatment to people su?ering 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 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 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.

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.