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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 18 | Nov. 30, 2000


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 3 through December 15, 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.

sunday, dec. 3

Christmas At The Shop In The Garden

Seasonal Wreaths, Fresh Foliage And Baskets Made By The Friends Of The Garden. UBC Botanical Garden from 10am-5pm. Continues to Dec. 23. Call 822-4529.

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monday, dec. 4

Music Concert

Works By Beethoven, Gabrieli, Ewazen and Jack End. UBC Trombone Choir, Gordon Cherry, director. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Astronomy Seminar

Mergers, Starbursts, And The Formation Of Elliptical Galaxies. Chris Mihos, CWRU. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

Cosmological Interdisciplinary Research And Education Group

Panel Discussion: Immaculate Conception Of The Universe. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

How To Chase Fish And Why We Try To Do It. Emily Standen, Forestry. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, dec. 5

Christmas Luncheon

Faculty Women's Club. CGP at 12noon. Call 224-5877.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Christendom In Late Victorian Protestant Canada: The Case Of James A. MacDonald Of The Globe. Prof. Brian Fraser, Church History. VST. To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

19th Century Studies

From Victorian Asylum To Princess Park Manor Or The Erasure Of Historical Memory. Deborah Weiner, Architecture. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Green College Special Lecture

Film, Panel Discussion: Reinventing The World - How To Get There From Here. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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wednesday, dec. 6

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Current Applications And Techniques. Dr. Nelson Greidanus. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

CUPE 2950 Lunch And Learn

Building Self-Esteem. Anne Rice, WRC. TBC from 1-2pm. To register e-mail cupe2950@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-1494.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

The effects of GnRHII, cGnRH II And GnRH Receptor On Decidual Cells. Chunshan Chou (Sam). B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Applied Ethics Colloquium

Collectives, Consent And Chaos: An Anthropologist's Take On Health Research Ethics. Fern Brunger. Angus 425 from 2-4pm. Call 822-8625.

School Of Nursing Rounds

A Fresh Look At Smoking And Cessation: Narratives Co-Created With Long-Term Smokers. Annette Schultz. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program

Govern-Mentality And The Charisma Of Reason: Weberian Narratives Of Power/Knowledge. Tom Kemple, Anthropology and Sociology. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

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thursday, dec. 7

International Satellite Forum

Why Waste A Cool Planet. Various speakers. University Centre 307 from 9:45am-12noon. Call 822-0473.

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friday, dec. 8

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Sex And Gender In Health And Health Care: Definitely Not STDs. Dr. Arminee Kazanjian, associate director, Centre for Health and Services Policy Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

UBC Opera

Hansel And Gretel. UBC Opera Ensemble, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, Arts Umbrella Ballet Company. Chan Centre at 8pm. $18 adults; $12 seniors/students/children; $10 group. Call Ticketmaster at 280-3311 or 822-5574.

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saturday, dec. 9

Music At The Chan

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more info 822-2697.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Chinese Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Can We Match It In North America? Prof. Roger Howe, Mathematics, Yale U. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

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sunday, dec. 10

UBC Opera

Hansel And Gretel. UBC Opera Ensemble, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, Arts Umbrella Ballet Company. Chan Centre at 3pm. $18 adults; $12 seniors/students/children; $10 group. Call Ticketmaster at 280-3311 or 822-5574.

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tuesday, dec. 12

Chemistry Seminar

Calixarenes: Macrocyclic Building Blocks In Supramolecular Chemistry. Jochen Mattay, U of Bielefeld. Chemistry D-225 at 1:30pm. Call 822-3496.

Equality/Security/Community Colloquium

Can Falling Supply Explain the Rising Return To College For Younger Men? A Cohort-Based Explanation. Thomas Lemieux, Economics. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.

Christmas Service

For Those Who Are Hurting. VST students, faculty. Epiphany Chapel at 5pm. Call 822-1207.

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wednesday, dec. 13

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Orthopedics And The Digital Age. Various speakers. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

The Discovery Of A New Form Of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone. Shahram Khosravi. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Christmas Service

Service Of Lessons And Carols. St. Andrew's Chapel at 8pm. Refreshments to follow. Call 822-1207.

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thursday, dec. 14

Pathology Distinguished Lecture Series

Use Of cDNA And Tissue Arrays For The Study Of Human Tumors. Dr. Matt van de Rijn, Stanford U. BC Cancer Agency Jambor Aud. At 8am. Call 875-2490.

Physiology Seminar

Modulation Of Potassium Channels By A Novel Family Of Chaperone Proteins. Dr. Barbara Wible, MetroHealth Medical Centre. Copp 2002/2004 at 1:30pm. Call 822-9235.

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friday, dec. 15

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

HIV In Injection Drug Users. Dr. Mark Tyndall, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Senate Meeting

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

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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 In this role, the volunteer will get 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/2ourintiatives/sust_coord.html or call Brenda at 822-3270.

Fire Hydrant Permits Now Required

Campus Planning and Development (CP&D) and UBC Utilities have jointly implemented a permit program for fire hydrants which is effective November 2000. Permits have become necessary to comply with provisions of the BC Plumbing Code and the BC Fire Code. Permit applications must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Application forms will soon be available at www.lbs.ubc.ca. Users wanting to connect to a fire hydrant should pick up application forms at CP&D Regulatory Services located at 2206 West Mall. Call CP&D at 822-2633 or for further information, UBC Utilities at 822-4179.

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-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.

Religion And Spirituality Drop-Ins

Every Wednesday you can join the chaplains in a relaxed environment to explore a variety of topics related to religion and spirituality. Drop in or call International House at 822-5021 or e-mail ihouse.frontcounter@ubc.ca.

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 at 822-0634.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday from 1:30-2:30pm while classes are in session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery. All are welcome. Call 822-2573.


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 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 touch tone 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 at 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 at 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 in 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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