A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from May 14 through June 17, 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.

May14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 26, 29, 30
June2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 16,17

sunday, may 14

Perennial Plant Sale

Mother's Day At The Garden. UBC Botanical Garden from 10am-4pm. Call 822-4529; 822-9666.

Pacific Spirit Run

TRIUMF from 9am. $25 incl. T-shirt and lunch. Web site: Call 877-3340.

monday, may 15

Health Services Seminar

Public Attitudes To Tragic Choices: Measurement And Policy Uses Of Citizen And Physician Preferences For National Health Insurance Coverage. David Chinitz, lecturer, Hadassah School of Public Health, Hebrew U. IRC #414 from 12noon-1pm. Call 822-4969.

tuesday, may 16

Member Speaker Series

Eyes, Hands And Faces: Demystifying American Sign Language. Denise Chow, Educational Counselling Psychology and Special Education. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

wednesday, may 17

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Reconstruction Of Cartilage Defects In The Ankle. Dr. A. Younger. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

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 under Board Announcements on the Board home page prior to the meeting at Call 822-2127.

thursday, may 18

Pathology Distinguished Lecture

On Selection And Maintenance Of The T Cell Repertoire. Charles D. Surh, Immunology, Scripps Research Institute. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 8am. Call 875-2490.

Engineering And Architecture Continuing Education

UBC Building Regulation And Permitting Process Seminar Session 2. ForSciences 1615 from 8am-3:15pm. $150 includes course materials, refreshments, certificate. To register call 822-3347.

Peter Wall Institute Theme Development Workshop

Perspectives On Creativity--A Discussion Of A Potential Research Agenda On Aspects Of Creativity. University Centre 307 from 12:30-2pm. To register e-mail Call 822-1979; 222-1219.

Genetics Graduate Program Seminar

Hormonal Controls On C. Elegans Development And Longevity. Don Riddle, Molecular Biology Program, U of Missouri. Wesbrook 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.

Cosmological Interdisciplinary Research And Education Group

Breaking News: Future Of The Cosmos Revealed? Mark Halpern, Physics and Astronomy. 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.

friday, may 19

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Hepatobiliary Disease In CF: Clinical Recognition, Diagnosis And Therapy. Various speakers. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

sunday, may 21

International Sports Championships

10th World Veterans Table Tennis Championships. War Memorial Gym from 4-5pm. Continues to May 27. $20/day; $50/week. Call 681-2153.

friday, may 26

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Prevention Of Congenital Rubella Syndromes In Nepal. Dr. Pratt Johnson, Dr. Samten Tenzing, Dr. Basaut Sharma. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Food Allergy: La Nouvelle Cuisine. John Dean, clinical associate professor, Allergy Division. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

Chemoprevention Group Seminar

Chemoprevention Of Mutation In A Transgenic Rodent Model. Dr. Johan de Boer, Centre for Environmental Health, U of Victoria. BC Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre from 12noon-1pm. Call Dr. Kirsten Skov at 877-6098, local 3021.

Genetics Graduate Program Seminar

Genomic Complexity Of The Mouse Ly49 Multigene Family: Identification And Characterization Of Novel Genes. Karina McQueen. BC Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre at 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.

monday, may 29

Scholastic Book Fair

Take The Road To Reading. Pacific Spirit Daycare of UBC Child Care Services, 5580 Osoyoos Crescent. Continues to June 2. Call 822-5420.

Member Speaker Series

Linguistic Exploration Of Stress And Tone In Tahltan. John Alderete, Linguistics. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, may 30

Cultural And Media Studies

International Monetary Systems In The Ancient World And Today. Robert Mundell, Nobel laureate, Economics, Columbia U. Green College at 4pm. To confirm time check Call 822-1878.

friday, june 2

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Public Health Risks From Antimicrobial Use In Animals. Dr. Craig Stephen, director, Centre for Coastal Health; Dr. William Bowie, professor, Medicine, VGH. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Permanent Hearing Loss: Update On Early Identification, Medical Diagnosis and Audiological Intervention. Various speakers. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

monday, june 5

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Frontline Ministry: Church Secretaries Retreat And Workshop. Margaret Jonsson; various speakers. VST from 9:30am-3:30pm. Continues to June 6. To register e-mail: Call 822-9815.

wednesday, june 7

Biotechnology Lab Seminar

Telomeres And Stem Cells. Dr. Peter Lansdorp, BC Cancer Agency. Wesbrook 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call Dr. W. Jefferies at 822-6961.

friday, june 9

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

British Columbia Longitudinal Study On The Effects Of Prenatal Alcohol And Tobacco Exposure And Socio Demographic Risk Conditions: Methods And Preliminary Results. Anne George, Institute of Health Promotion Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Gene, Gene-Gene And Gene-Environment Interactions In The Etiology Of Human Obesity. Claude Bouchard, executive director, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Louisiana State U. gf Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

sunday, june 11

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Dreams And Soul-Healing. Janet Cawley, reverend. VST from 7pm. Continues to June 16 from 8:30am-3pm. To register e-mail Call 822-9815.

friday, june 16

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Linking Research And Regionalization: Health Decision Making. Jim Frankish, Brenda Kwan, Institute of Health Promotion Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Hope In The Face Of Reality. Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, oncologist, B.C. Children's Hosp. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875-2307.

saturday, june 17

B.C. Youth Parliament's Dessert And Auction

Ninth Annual Dessert And Auction. The Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton at 7:30pm. Proceeds to Camp Phoenix for underprivileged kids. $21; $ 36 pair. E-mail Call 737-4335.


Food Services Summer Hours

UBC Food Services summer hours continue to Aug. 28. See our ad in this issue, visit or call 822-3663 (UBC-FOOD).

UBC Campus Tours

Summer walking tours of the campus will be operating from Monday to Friday from 10am-1pm on a drop-in basis. For large groups or special request tours, you may also book ahead by calling 822-8687 (UBC-TOUR) between 8:30am-4:30pm .

TRIUMF Public Tours

Tours are available every Wednesday and Friday to May 31 starting at 1pm (last approx. one hr. 15 min). Group tours may be arranged by calling the TRIUMF Information Office 222-7355.

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

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

Gardens' Hours Of Operation

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden, and the Shop in the Garden are open 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.

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. Call Wendy Lam at 263-0677 or e-mail .

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. Continues to July 31. 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. 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 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.

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, UBC. Call/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 and 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 Monday 7-9pm in Osborne Gym B and Friday 7-9pm 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.