A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from September 10 through September 23, 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.

September 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

sunday, sept. 10

Opening of Term Eucharist

Get Acquainted Day. St. Mark's Chapel from 9:30-10:30am. Continues from 11am-12noon, 8-9pm. Refreshments. E-mail Call 822-4463.

Sunday Soup Suppers

University Hill Congregation. VST Chapel of the Epiphany Aud. from 6-7pm. Continues every Sunday to Dec. 10. E-mail: Call Ed Searcy 224-3391.

Sunday Evening Meditation

Songs And Prayers Of Taize. University Hill Congregation. VST Chapel of the Epiphany from 7-7:45pm. Continues every Sunday to Dec. 10. E-mail Call Ed Searcy 224-3391.

monday, sept. 11

UBC It's Yours: Study Resources

Student Recruitment, Information And Advising. IRC #1 from 12:30-1:30pm. E-mail Call Ben Liu 822-9836.

Physiology Seminar

Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease: Impact of Lipoprotein Lipase. Brian Rodrigues. Pharmaceutical Sciences. Copp 2002/2004 at 1:30pm. Call 822-2494.

Asian Studies Lecture

Speculations on Language In The Trika Of Kashmir. Prof. Raffaele Torella, U of Rome. Asian Centre 604 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-3881.

tuesday, sept. 12

Coffee On The Terrace

UBC Faculty Women's Club Welcome Back For Old And New Members. CGP terrace at 10am. Refreshments. Call Elizabeth Towers 224-5877; Joanna Michel 222-0262.

Centre For India and South Asia Research Seminar

Addressing Women's Poverty In Asia: 50 Years Of Observation. Irene Tinker, professor emerita, City and Regional Planning, Women's Studies, U of California. CK Choi 120 from 1-2:30pm. Call 822-2629.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Quantum Effects In Enzyme Kinetics. Prof. Donald Truhlar, U of Minnesota. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-2996.

Oceanography Seminar

The Role Of Oceanography In The National Marine Conservation Areas Program. Cliff Robinson, Ecosystem Services, Parks Canada. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.

UBC Intramural Sports Sport Rep Meeting

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

wednesday, sept. 13

UBC It's Yours: Notetaking Skills

Student Recruitment, Information And Advising. Chemistry 126 from 12:30-1:30pm. E-mail Call Ben Liu 822-9836.

International Student Services Workshop

Religion And Spirituality Drop-Ins. International House from 12:30-2pm. To register e-mail Call 822-5021.

International Student Services Workshop

Safety On Campus. International House upper lounge from 4-5pm. To register e-mail Call 822-5021.

Institute of Asian Research Seminar

Globalization And The Transformation Of Asian Societies--China's Evolving Land Systems: Legal, Grey, And Black Markets. Samuel Ho, Economics. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.

MUG Leader Thank You BBQ

Imagine UBC/MUGs. Main Mall Median from 5-7pm. E-mail Call Tlell Elviss 822.8698.

thursday, sept. 14

UBC Botanical Garden Sale

Indoor Plant Sale. UBC Botanical Garden from 11am-5pm. Continues to Sept. 16. Call 822-3928.

St. Mark's College Newman Club

First Meeting Of The Year. St. Mark's College Music Room from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4463.

Imperial Oil Info Session

Target groups: Applied Science, Business and Computer Science. CEME 1215 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4011.

Orientation For First Nations Students

Happy New Year! UBC Student Services. FNHL Longhouse from 12:30-2:30pm. Call Verena Wilhelmson 822-8941.

Centre For Japanese Research Seminar

Shakuhachi (Japanese End-Blown Flute). Bonchiku Hoshi, shakuhachi. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

International Student Services Workshop

Lunch Hour Drop-Ins. International House from 12:30-1:30pm. To register e-mail Call 822-5021.

President's Lecture

Certainty And Expertise In Public Domain Science. Prof. Harry M. Collins, director, Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science, U of Cardiff. Buchanan A-204 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2561.

Imperial Oil Info Session

Target groups: Applied Science, Business and Computer Science. Hebb Theatre from 5:30-7pm. Call 822-4011.

Science And Society

Insiders And Outsiders In Frontier Physics. Harry M. Collins, Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science, U of Cardiff. Green College Coach House at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening Reception

UBC Masters Of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition. Various artists. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from 8-10pm. Call 822-2759.

friday, sept. 15

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Helicobacter Pylori: This Bug Loves 40 Per Cent Of All Canadians! Pediatric Consensus Guidelines For H. Pylori And Peptic Ulcer Disease. Dr. Eric Hassal, Gastroenterology. GF Strong Aud. at 8:30am. Call 875-3257.

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Variation And Determinants Of Outcomes After Critical Care In B.C. Dr. Peter Dodek, Intensive Care Unit, St. Paul's Hosp. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Contemporary Art Exhibition

UBC Masters Of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition. Various artists. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from 10am-5pm. Continues to Sept. 24. Sat.-Sun. from 12noon-5pm. Closed Mon. and holidays. Call 822-2759.

Peter Wall Institute Weekly Colloquium

Pediatric Psychology Research And Psychosocial Oncology: What Do We Know And Where Do We Go? Prof. Ron T. Brown, Pediatrics, Medical U of South Carolina. University Centre 307 at 1pm. Call 822-3007.

Sciences Studies Program Colloquium

The Social Nature Of Knowledge And Intelligent Machines. Prof. Harry M. Collins, U of Cardiff. Lasserre 107 from 2:30-4:30pm. Call 822-2561.

Mathematics Colloquium

Self Avoiding Walk And Differential Forms. Prof. David Brydges, U of Virginia. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

saturday, sept. 16

Third Annual Happening On The Hill

University Hill Community Event. Jim Everett Park from 1-11pm. E-mail Call Lorraine Beckett, UBC Plant Operations 822-4178.

Public Meeting

UBC/Pacific Spirit Regional Park Cliff Erosion Management Planning. St. John's College lecture hall from 2:30-5pm. E-mail Call 822-4178.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Star-Spangled Canadians: Canadians Living The American Dream. Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

sunday, sept. 17

Green College Performing Arts Group

Poetry And Song By Green College Members. Coffee House. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

monday, sept. 18

Thematic Lecture Series

Conceptualizing Globalization And Social Cohesion. Pitman Potter, director, Institute of Asian Research. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, sept. 19

Institute For European Studies

What Are We Heading For--A Federal Europe Or A Europe Of Regions? Prof. A.C. Zijderveld, U of Rotterdam. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch at 12noon. Call 822-1452.

International Student Services Workshop

Finding A Job On Campus. International House upper lounge from 4:30-6pm. To register e-mail Call 822-5021.

Green College Speaker Series

Green College Architecture: The Quadrangle Meets The West Coast. Sandra Moore; James Burton, Birmingham and Wood Architects. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Public Meeting

UBC/Pacific Spirit Regional Park Cliff Erosion Management Planning. St. John's College lecture hall from 7-9:30pm. E-mail Call 822-4178.

wednesday, sept. 20

Wednesday Noon Hours

Solo Piano Recital. Robert Silverman. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. Call 822-5574.

School Of Nursing Rounds

A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating The Effect Of Peer (Mother-To-Mother) Support On Breastfeeding Duration Among Primiparous Women. Cindy-Lee Dennis, Health Care and Epidemiology, Centre for Community Health and Health Evaluation. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Green College Special Lecture

Seeds Of Change, Harvest Of Hope. Tom French, founder, chef, Tableau, Inc. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

thursday, sept. 21

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Integrating Our Research Processes With Our Teaching. TAG seminar room from 12:30-3:30pm. To register Call 822-9149.

Peter Wall Institute Lecture Series

Atmosphere And Ocean Modelling: Extremes In Climates Simulated By Atmospheric And Coupled General Circulation Models. Francis Zwiers, Canadian Centre For Climate Modelling and Analysis. University Centre 307 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4782.

Medieval And Renaissance

Dislocating Hamlet: Murder In Guyana, Battening On The Moor. Pat Parker, English, Stanford U. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

University Women's Club Lecture

Women In The 21st Century - Health And Healing Choices. Various speakers. Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. from 7-9pm. Continues Oct. 12; Nov. 9. $15/lecture; $35/series. Call 731-4661.

friday, sept. 22

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Craniofacial Surgery And Manipulation Of The Facial Skeleton. Dr. Kevin L. Bush, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Pediatric and Adult Specializing in Craniofacial and Cosmetic Surgery. GF Strong Aud. at 8:30am. Call 875-3257.

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Syphilis Mass Treatment And Prophylaxis Initiative. Dr. David Patrick; Dr. Michael Rekat, B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Institute Of Asian Research Seminar

The End Of The (Mass) Line? Chinese Policing In The Era Of The Contract. Michael Dutton, Political Science, U of Melbourne. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.

Peter Wall Institute Weekly Colloquium

Mulberries, Moors And More: Discourses Of Race And Other Early Modern Subjects. Prof. Patricia Parker, English and Comparative Literature, Stanford, U. University Centre 307 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4226.

Japan Culture Meeting 2000

The Japan Ginkenshibu Foundation Performance Ensemble. Various performers. Chan Centre from 1-3pm. For tickets e-mail Call 276-0300 ext. 261.

European Studies/Green College Symposium

Illegal Drug Use In North America And Europe: Comparative Issues, Problems And Policies. Various speakers. Green College from 1:30-5:30pm. Continues to Sept. 23 from 9:30am-5pm. To register e-mail Call 822-1452.

International Student Services Workshop

ISS Late Orientation Session. International House lower lounge from 3-5pm. To register e-mail Call 822-5021.

Round Table

Program On Canada-Asia Policy Studies (PCAPS) And Institute Of International Relations (IIR): China's Changing Role In Asia. Song Baoxian, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations; Brian Job, Institute of International Relations. CK Choi 120 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-2629.

Mathematics Colloquium

Integrable Systems And Surfaces. Prof. Jacques Hurtubise, CRM; U of Montreal. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

saturday, sept. 23

Art Exhibition

Thirtieth Anniversary of Chun Fung Art Group. Chun Fung Art Club. Asian Centre from 12noon-5pm. Call 271-2889.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Are Men's And Women's Brains Really Different? Prof. Doreen Kimura, Psychology, SFU. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.


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. Bring a friend. To register or for more information call Barbara Henn-Pender 822-0634.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday starting Sept. 12 from 1:30-2:30pm. while classes are in session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery. All are welcome. Call 822-2573.

Third Annual Happening On The Hill

This is a community event sponsored by ATA (Acadia Tenants Associate), Pacific Spirit Family and Community Services and many others in the UBC and UEL communities. We invite the community, both residents and students to offer their time and talents for another successful Happening. Please contact Lorraine Beckett (Admin. Secretary UBC Plant Operations) at 822-4178 or e-mail


The British Columbia Service For Medication Information Learning And Education In BC (BC SMILE) is a medication information program for the public. It is located at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 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, allergies, herbs, and alternative therapies. SMILE pharmacists also provide public presentations. Call (800) 668-6233; 822-1330.

Speak Your Mind

CUPE 2950 is seeking UBC employees to participate in a two-hour focus group in Sept./Oct., 2000. You must be willing to speak your mind openly. Confidentiality ensured. An honorarium will be paid. If you are interested, please call 822-1494 or fax 822-1481.

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 822-8040.

UBC Birdwalks

Anyone who is interested can meet at the flagpole above the Rose Garden on Thursdays at 12:30pm beginning Sept. 14. Bring books and binoculars if you have them. Call 822-9149.

Gardens' Hours Of Operation

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden, and the Shop in the Garden are open to October from 10am-6pm daily (including weekends). Inquiries for the gardens should call 822-9666 and for the Shop in the Garden 822-4529.

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. Participation involves performing fairly simple tasks, some of which involve responding verbally to computer, screen displays. If you are a healthy person 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

The Art of Norval Morrisseau. Continues to Sept. 30. Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to December. 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. Continues to Feb. 2001. Winter hours Wed.-Sun 11am-5pm; Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free). Web site: or call 822-5087.

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.

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, 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 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. 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- 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, 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:, e-mail: 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 or at 822-1815.