A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from September 24 through October 7, 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 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

sunday, sept. 24

Green College Performing Arts Group

Chinese Harp Recital. Mandy Lee. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

monday, sept. 25

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Using Creativity To Light The `Fire' Of Learning. Greg Chan, Kwantlen College. David Lam basement TAG seminar room from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register or call 822-9149.

Hydrant User Consultation Workshop

Fire Hydrant Permit Program. Eric Mazzi, Utilities. Ponderosa Cedar Room from 10:30-11:30am. Call 822-4179.

School of Journalism Seminar

How Conrad Black Saved Journalism In Canada. Neil Reynolds, Editor-in Chief, The Vancouver Sun. Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6688.

Physiology Seminar

Effects Of Ions And Ion Channel Blockers On Calcium Regulation By The Sarcoplasmic Reticulum. Gary Kargacin, U of Calgary. Copp 2002/2004 at 1:30pm. Call 822-2494.

Graduate And Faculty Christian Forum

Christian Spirituality: A Contextual Appreciation. Prof. James Houston, spiritual theology, Regent College. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-3219.

Thematic Lecture Series

Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images: Perspectives Of The Child Across Time, Space And Discipline - Constructing Childhood, Constructing Law. Anne McGillivray, U of Manitoba. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, sept. 26

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Create Your Course From A-Z! Valerie-Lee Chapman, Educational Studies. David Lam basement TAG seminar room from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register or call 822-9149.

International Student Services Workshop

Rights And Responsibilities. TBA, Equity Office. International House upper lounge from 10-12noon. To register e-mail: or 822-5021.

Botany Seminar

3-D Reconstruction Of Golgi And Cell Plate Structures At 6 Nm Resolution. Andrew Staehelin, U of Colorado. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

The Hydrogen Bond In Ice And The Cope Rearrangement - Lessons From The Density Matrix. Prof. Ernest Davidson, Indiana U. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3057.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

The Strasbourg Intensive: Experiential Role-Play IN Theological Education. Gerald Hobbs, Church History; Rev. Elisabeth Jones, sessional lecturer, u of Geneva. VST from 4-5pm. To register e-mail:; call 822-9815.

Green College Speaker Series

How Real Can Pictures Be? Mohan Matthen, Philosophy. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

wednesday, sept. 27

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Molecular Biology Techniques In Orthopedic Infections - The State Of The Art. Dr. Gavin McAlinden. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Classical And Near Eastern Studies Lecture

Killing And Greek Religion. Robert Parker, Wykeham professor of Ancient History. Oxford U. Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.

Coin And Samp Club's Ice Breaker

Scarfe 1021 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 522-5134; 221-4926.

Peter Wall Institute Lecture

Spectral Element Methods For General Circulation Models. Steve Thomas, National Centre for Atmospheric Research. University Centre 307 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4782.

Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar

Transient Gene Expression For Biotech Research. Alain Bernard, Biotechnology Dept., Sereno Pharm-aceutical Research Institute. Wes-brook 201 at 3:30pm. Call 822-5835.

Pharmacology And Therapeutics Seminar

Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B - A Novel Target For Diabetes And Obesity. Brian Kennedy, senior research scientist, Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research. IRC #5 at 4:30pm. Call 822-2575.

thursday, sept. 28

Institute For European Studies

Can There Be A "European" Identity? Prof. Wolf Dieter Narr, Free U of Berlin. Buchanan tower penthouse noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Sediments At The Top Of The Earth's Core. Bruce Buffett. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Centre For Feminist Legal Studies

Women And The Public Sphere: An Ethical Sensibility For The Twenty-First Century. Sandra Berns, former dean, Griffith Law School. Curtis 157 at 12:30pm. Call 822-6523.

Physics And Astronomy Seminar

Nuclear Structure And Nuclear Reactions At High Spin. Stephane Flibotte, associate professor, McMaster U. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments at Hennings 325 3:45pm. Call 822-2432.

Integrated Computer Systems Research Distinguished Lecture

Intelligent Industrial Automation: Matching Research Programs To Technology Development Needs. Michael Lipsett, research associate, Syncrude Canada Ltd. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6894.

Law And Society

Folktales Of Legality: Parenting Disputes In The Family Court. Sandra Berns, Griffith U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

friday, sept. 29

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Medical Imaging In A Digital World. Neil Johnson, radiologist. GF Strong Auditorium at 8:30 am. Call 875-3257.

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Assessing The Impact Of Primary Health Services On Health Status In Low-Income Countries. Dr. David Moore, chief resident, Community Medicine Residency Program. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Peter Wall Institute Theme Development Workshop

Of Flutes, Courtiers And Conduct In Renaissance France. Carla Zecher, director, Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library. University Centre 307 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4226.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Pulp And Paper: BC's Largest Chemical Industry. Richard Kerekes, Pulp and Paper Centre. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-8561.

saturday, sept. 30

Defence Training For Women Seminar And Physical Workshop

Rape Aggression Defence Training (R.A.D.). Cst. Tricia Gagne, RCMP; Tom Claxton, security officer. SUB 205 from 10am-5pm. $10 initial fee - lifetime registration. Call 328-8093.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

William Osler And The Canadian Tradition Of Medical Excellence. Prof. Michael Bliss, History, u of Toronto. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

sunday, oct. 1

MOA Public Pole-Raising

Jim Hart, Haida artist. MOA from 12noon-5pm. Free parking and admission. Call 822-5950.

Chan Centre Concert

Super Classic Piano Series. Stephen Hough, piano. Chan Centre at 3pm. Call Vancouver Recital Society 602-0363 or for more info 822-9197.

monday, oct.2

Institute Of Asian Research Seminar

Legislating Discretion. Sarah Biddulph, lecturer, law, U of Melbourne. CK Choi 120, 1 pm. Call 822-2629.

Myths Of Nations

Myths Of Polish Identity. Prof. Zdzislaw Najder, English Literature, U of Oppole; advisor to the Minister for European Integration. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

tuesday, oct. 3

Student Career Fair

Campus-Wide Career Fair. SUB from 10am-4pm. Continues to Oct. 5. Call 822-9087.

Faculty Women's Club Workshop

Are There Real Risks For Genetically Engineered Foods? Iain Taylor, Botany. CGP at 10am. Call 224-5877.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

The Celtic Connection. John Bell, music leader, Iona Community In Scotland. VST from 10am-4pm. $45; $35 group; $25 seniors. To register e-mail:; call 822-9815.

School of Journalism Seminar

Journalists In A Converged World: How To Repurpose Content And Get Paid For It! Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6688.

Botany Seminar

Crotechnique: New Hope For The Ultrastructurally Challenged. Kent McDonald U of California. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

An Arts-Science Interface: Pigment Identification By Spectroscopic Means. Robin Clark; Sir William Ramsay, professor, U College. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2996.

Green College Speaker Series

Discrimination In Canada's Rental Housing Market: Recent Research And Current Policy Issues. David Hulchanski, director, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, U of Toronto. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

wednesday, oct. 4

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

The Mangled Lower Limb. Dr. Sandeep Deo. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Agricultural Sciences Lecture

Globalization, Food Security And Traditional Agriculture. Miguel Altieri, U of California. MacMillan 158 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-1219.

Comparative Literature

Conrad's Silences. Prof. Zdzislaw Najder, English Literature, U of Oppole; advisor to the Minister for European Integration. Green College Coach House from 12:30-1:20pm. Please no food in Coach House. Call 822-4060; 822-9817.

International Student Services Workshop

Immigration Regulations. TBA, Immigration Canada. Int. House upper lounge from 4:30-6pm. E-mail: Call 822-5021.

Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program

Disciplines And Interdisciplinarity In The Sciences: Teaching And Research Perspectives. Douw Steyn, director, Science One. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

St. John's College Speaker Series

New Reproductive Technologies - What's Fact; What's Sci-Fi. Dr. Margo Fluker, Obstetrics and Gynecology. St. John's College Lecture Hall 1080 at 5pm. Call 822-8781.

thursday, oct. 5

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Grading Rubrics: Assessing Students' Work. Janice Johnson. David Lam basement TAG seminar room from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register or call 822-9149.

European Studies/English Lecture

Reconstructing Europe: The Polish Perspective. Prof. Zdzislaw Najder, English Literature, U of Oppole; advisor to the Minister for European Integration. Buchanan B-226 from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.

Ralph And Roz Halbert Lecture

National Planning In Israel Under Extreme Uncertainty. Prof. Arie Shachar, director, Halbert Center for Canadian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lasserre 104 from 2:30-5:30pm. Call 224-3967.

Physics And Astronomy Seminar

Biomedical Imaging With Laser Polarized Rare Gases: Progress And Prospects. Timothy Chupp. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:45pm. Call 822-2432.

Agricultural Sciences Lecture

Biotechnology, Globalization and Food Security: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. Miguel Altieri, U of California. VPL Library Square Alma VanDusen Room; Peter McKay Room from 7-9pm. Call 822-1219.

friday, oct. 6

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Carbohydrates And Colorectal Cancer Risk: An Intriguing Gender Difference. Marilyn Borugian, programmer, BC Cancer Control Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.

Japanese Research/Japan Studies Association Meeting

Japan Studies Association Of Canada Annual Meeting. CK Choi 120 from 8:30am-5:30pm. Continues to Oct. 7. Call 822-4688.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Characterizing The Sedimentation Of Papermaking Fibres Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Mark Martinez, assistant professor. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2693.

saturday, oct. 7

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Level I Computer Course. Rev. Gordon Laird. VST Taylor (Computer) Centre from 9am-4pm. $55; $45 grip; $28 seniors. To register e-mail:; call 822-9815.

Chan Centre Concert

Alleluia! Voices Magnified. Vancouver Chamber Choir. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call Vancouver Chamber Choir 738-6822 or for more info 822-9197.


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 contact International House for more information e-mail: or call 822-5021.

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 contact International House for more information e-mail: or call 822-5021.

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 info 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! Next session Sept. 2000. To register or for more information call Barbara Henn-Pander 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.


The British Columbia Service For Medication Information Learning And Education In BC (BC SMILE). 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; 822-1330.

Get Paid To 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+ 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 Oct. 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 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.

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. 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

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 Dec. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. Continues to Jan. 14, 2001. Conversations: The Tecson Philippine Collection. Continues to Feb. 15, 2001. Winter hours Wed.-Sun 11am-5pm; Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free). Web site: or 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 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 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: 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. 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- 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 www.chancentre. com or at 822-1815.