UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 07 | Apr.
A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off
campus within the Lower Mainland from April 9 through 19, 2001.
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.
monday, april 9
Applied Ethics Colloquium
Ethical Consumption In A Starving World: Negotiating Partial And Impartial
Obligations. Lisa Fuller. Klinck 462 from 2-4pm. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 822-8625.
Epigenetic Regulation Of Mammalian Development. Shirley M. Tilghman, Howard
Hughes Institute, Princeton U. IRC#6 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-3178.
Thematic Lecture Series
The Child As Agent In Family Life. Leon Kuczynski, U of Guelph. Green
College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
tuesday, april 10
Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition
Echoes 2001. Emily Carr Institute students. MOA lobby from 11am-5pm.
Continues to May 13. Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free admission). Call
Dinoflagellate Nuclear SSU Phylogeny Suggests Multiple Chloroplast
Losses And Replacements. Juan Saldarriega. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call
The Community Employment Innovation Project: Social Capital, Employment
Initiatives And Community Development In Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Reuben Ford,
Social Research and Demonstration Corp. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Global Change Lecture
The Battle Over Globalization: What's The Fuss About? Marc Lee, research
economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. St. John's College 1080
from 5-6:15pm. E-mail email@example.com. Call 822-8781.
In Motion Seminar
Physical Activity And Health: What Do We Know, What Should We Do? Alan Martin,
Human Kinetics. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
wednesday, april 11
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
TBA. Asst. Prof. David Wilson, Mechanical Engineering, Queens U.
VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
International Building Safety Week - Ever Wondered Why Development Or Building
Permits Are Necessary? Campus Planning Gardenia Room from 11am-2pm. Call
Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar
The Discovery Of A New Form Of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone. Shahram Kosravi.
B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Women And Film Film Showings
Marlene. MOA Theatre Gallery from 2:30-4:30pm. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 822-9171.
Super Classic Great Performers At The Chan. Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Richard
Goode, piano. Chan Centre at 8pm. $15-$78. Call 822-2697.
thursday, april 12
Dawn Upshaw Vocal Masterclass. Chan Centre from 12noon-2pm. $15 adult; $10
Ocean Sciences Colloquium
Shallow Seismic Imaging Of An Andean Paleolake/Salt Flativan. Susan McGeary,
U of Delaware. GeoSciences 330-A from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Art History And Visual Art Lecture
Writing Travels: Power, Knowledge And Ritual On The English East India
Company's Early Voyages. Miles Ogborn, Cultural Geography, U of London.
Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2757.
tuesday, april 17
Museum of Anthropology Exhibit
Continuing Traditions. MOA Gallery 5 from 11am-5pm, Tuesday to 9pm
(5-9pm free admission). Continues to April 30. Call 822-5087.
Biochemical And Molecular Analysis Of Entry Point Enzymes Into Poplar
Phenylpropanoid Metabolism. Dae-Kyun Ro. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call
wednesday, april 18
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
An Update On Injury Prevention In Canada. Dr. Peter Wing. VGH, Eye Care
Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
School Of Nursing Rounds
The Implementation Of Midwifery In BC: Challenges For Midwives, Nurses
And Physicians. Prof. Elaine Carty, Jude Kornelsen. UBC Hosp., Koerner
Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call
Regular Meeting Of The Senate. UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at
8pm. Call 822-2951.
thursday, april 19
India And South Asia
Mother India: Class And Gender At The Birth Of A Nation. Tithi Bhattacharya,
CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-4688.
Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium
Detection Of Inner Core Scattering And Rotation With An Antique Seismic Array.
John Vidale, UCLA. GeoSciences 330-A from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-8610.
Law And Society Midday Lecture
Spectacular Politics: Protests Against The World Trade Organization In Seattle
1999. Kate Sullivan, U of California. Green College at 12:30pm. (No
outside food or beverage please.) Call 822-1878.
Researchers at UBCare interested in learning more about lactose
intolerance. Participation will take about 20-30 minutes of your time. If you
are 19 years of age or older, experience lactose intolerance, live in the
GVRD, and would like more information or to participate in this
questionnaire-based study, call 822-2502.
Recycled eyeglasses/sunglasses are desperately needed in Third World countries.
Donors may drop off any eyeglasses at SUB or UBC Hosp.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and the Shop in the
Garden will be open until Oct. 8 from 10am-6pm daily including weekends. For
information about the garden call 822-9666 or the Shop 822-4529.
Volunteer Paid Participants Needed
CroMedica Prime is a Phase One research company located in Vancouver General
Hospital. Our research studies require that volunteers take one or more doses
of an investigational medication. We are currently looking for healthy
volunteers, male/female, non-smoking aged 18 and older and not taking any
medications. Volunteers are financially compensated upon completion of a
study. If you are interested please call our Research Recruitment
Co-ordinator, Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm at 875-5122 or e-mail
Researchers at the Dept. of Psychology are conducting a study examining sexual
functioning in women. The aim of this study is to help women who experience
sexual difficulties. Your confidentiality will be assured. All
participants will receive a detailed sexual psychophysiological profile for
their participation. If you are a healthy, heterosexual, premenopausal woman
who is currently in a relationship, please call 822-2952.
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 email@example.com or call 681-5618.
Family Career Development Project
Parents and adolescents are invited to participate together in research that
addresses how parents and adolescents talk about the youth's future. If your
family faces challenges such as unemployment or illness, call
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-learning expert? We are looking for children
(one to five years old) and their parent(s) to participate in language studies
in the Psychology Dept. at UBC. You and your child, and a trained
researcher will play a word game using puppets and toys or pictures. As you
might imagine, children find these word games a lot of fun. During your visit,
you will remain with your child at all times. If you (or someone you know)
might be interested in bringing your child for a 30-minute visit to our
research playroom, please contact Dr. Hall's Language Development Centre at
Born Between 1930 And 1976?
The Adult Development And Psychometrics Lab at UBC is looking for men
and women born between 1930 and 1976 to participate in a series of focus groups
looking at what it means to be your age today. Call 822-5250.
Are you a postmenopausal woman with Type Two diabetes interested in beginning
an exercise program? St. Paul's Hospital Healthy Heart Program and Diabetes
Centre are recruiting participants who do not smoke or use insulin for a
research project on the effect of exercise on diabetes for women.
Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Stephen Andrews: Likeness. Featuring drawings, bookworks and recent portrait
works, by Toronto artist Stephen Andrews. Included is the well-known,
"Facsimile" (1991-93), comprised of 147 portraits etched in graphite on wax, of
people lost to HIV-related illnesses. Continues to May 13. Tuesday to
Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm. (Closed Mondays
and statutory holidays). Call 822-2759.
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, (and bring your own, if you have them). Call
To the faculty, students, administration and admirers of the University of
British Columbia we present Sage Bistro at the University Centre. Sage is open
Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm. Our luncheon menu changes weekly and
features a wide selection of wines by the glass. For reservations please call
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.
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 involves 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
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
Echoes 2001. April 10 to May 13. Continuing Traditions. April 17 to 30.
Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist; Two Case Studies:
Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Aug. 31. Conversations: The Tecson Philippine
Collection. Continues to Sept. 3. Anthropology 432 Student Projects: What is
Missing? Continues to Dec. 31. Winter hours Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm, Tues. to 9pm
(5-9pm free admission). 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.
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 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership
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, e-mail
psych.ubc.ca or call 822-4826.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 822-4037.
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 875-5555 ext. 62366.
The World Is what You Make It! The UBC Sustainability Office
is seeking outgoing 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
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.
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 822-6114 Monday-Thursday
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 email@example.com.
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
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, contra-indications, 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.
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 822-2140.