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
Chinese Harp Recital. Mandy Lee. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
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 www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/ or call 822-9149.
Fire Hydrant Permit Program. Eric Mazzi, Utilities. Ponderosa Cedar Room from 10:30-11:30am. Call 822-4179.
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.
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.
Christian Spirituality: A Contextual Appreciation. Prof. James Houston, spiritual theology, Regent College. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-3219.
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.
Create Your Course From A-Z! Valerie-Lee Chapman, Educational Studies. David Lam basement TAG seminar room from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/ or call 822-9149.
Rights And Responsibilities. TBA, Equity Office. International House upper lounge from 10-12noon. To register e-mail: email@example.com or 822-5021.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; call 822-9815.
How Real Can Pictures Be? Mohan Matthen, Philosophy. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Molecular Biology Techniques In Orthopedic Infections - The State Of The Art. Dr. Gavin McAlinden. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Killing And Greek Religion. Robert Parker, Wykeham professor of Ancient History. Oxford U. Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Scarfe 1021 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 522-5134; 221-4926.
Spectral Element Methods For General Circulation Models. Steve Thomas, National Centre for Atmospheric Research. University Centre 307 at 3:30pm. Call 822-4782.
Transient Gene Expression For Biotech Research. Alain Bernard, Biotechnology Dept., Sereno Pharm-aceutical Research Institute. Wes-brook 201 at 3:30pm. Call 822-5835.
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.
Can There Be A "European" Identity? Prof. Wolf Dieter Narr, Free U of Berlin. Buchanan tower penthouse noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.
Sediments At The Top Of The Earth's Core. Bruce Buffett. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
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.
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.
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.
Folktales Of Legality: Parenting Disputes In The Family Court. Sandra Berns, Griffith U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
Medical Imaging In A Digital World. Neil Johnson, radiologist. GF Strong Auditorium at 8:30 am. Call 875-3257.
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.
Of Flutes, Courtiers And Conduct In Renaissance France. Carla Zecher, director, Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library. University Centre 307 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4226.
Pulp And Paper: BC's Largest Chemical Industry. Richard Kerekes, Pulp and Paper Centre. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-8561.
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.
William Osler And The Canadian Tradition Of Medical Excellence. Prof. Michael Bliss, History, u of Toronto. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Jim Hart, Haida artist. MOA from 12noon-5pm. Free parking and admission. Call 822-5950.
Super Classic Piano Series. Stephen Hough, piano. Chan Centre at 3pm. Call Vancouver Recital Society 602-0363 or for more info 822-9197.
Legislating Discretion. Sarah Biddulph, lecturer, law, U of Melbourne. CK Choi 120, 1 pm. Call 822-2629.
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.
Campus-Wide Career Fair. SUB from 10am-4pm. Continues to Oct. 5. Call 822-9087.
Are There Real Risks For Genetically Engineered Foods? Iain Taylor, Botany. CGP at 10am. Call 224-5877.
The Celtic Connection. John Bell, music leader, Iona Community In Scotland. VST from 10am-4pm. $45; $35 group; $25 seniors. To register e-mail: email@example.com; call 822-9815.
Journalists In A Converged World: How To Repurpose Content And Get Paid For It! Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6688.
Crotechnique: New Hope For The Ultrastructurally Challenged. Kent McDonald U of California. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.
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.
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.
The Mangled Lower Limb. Dr. Sandeep Deo. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Globalization, Food Security And Traditional Agriculture. Miguel Altieri, U of California. MacMillan 158 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-1219.
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.
Immigration Regulations. TBA, Immigration Canada. Int. House upper lounge from 4:30-6pm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 822-5021.
Disciplines And Interdisciplinarity In The Sciences: Teaching And Research Perspectives. Douw Steyn, director, Science One. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
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.
Grading Rubrics: Assessing Students' Work. Janice Johnson. David Lam basement TAG seminar room from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/ or call 822-9149.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japan Studies Association Of Canada Annual Meeting. CK Choi 120 from 8:30am-5:30pm. Continues to Oct. 7. Call 822-4688.
Characterizing The Sedimentation Of Papermaking Fibres Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Mark Martinez, assistant professor. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2693.
Level I Computer Course. Rev. Gordon Laird. VST Taylor (Computer) Centre from 9am-4pm. $55; $45 grip; $28 seniors. To register e-mail: email@example.com; call 822-9815.
Alleluia! Voices Magnified. Vancouver Chamber Choir. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call Vancouver Chamber Choir 738-6822 or for more info 822-9197.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 822-5021.
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: email@example.com or call 822-5021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: www.moa.ubc.ca or call 822-5087.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 822-4826.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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).
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 822-4037.
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.
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.