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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 08 Apr. 19, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from April 22 through May 11, 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.

sunday, april 22

Chan Centre Concert

Music At The Chan. Christopher Parkening, guitarist, Jubilant Sykes, baritone. Chan Centre at 8pm. $28-$48 adults; $21-$41 students/seniors. Call Ticketmaster (604) 280-3311 or 604-822-2697.

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tuesday, april 24

Law And Society Midday Lecture

Legal Education Discussion. Ron Friesen, director, Education, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. Green College at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Cultural And Media Studies

A Talk. Jeff Wall, artist. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Health Promotion In Motion Seminar

Poverty's Negative Health Effects: What Can We Do? Deanna Williamson, Human Ecology, U of Alberta. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Music Concert

Works By Richard Wagner. UBC Trombone Choir. Gordon Cherry, director. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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wednesday, april 25

Scholastic Book Fair

Bookfair For Children Birth To Grade Three. Pacific Spirit Daycare, 5590 Osoyoos Crescent from 9am-1pm and 2:30-5:30pm. Call 604-822-5420.

Dinner Speaker Series

Life's Like That. Nancy Lord, fashion designer. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave. at 5:30pm. $35. Call (604) 731-4661.

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thursday, april 26

Trade Show

Acquisitions Solutions 2001. War Memorial Gym from 10am-5pm. To register, visit www.supplymanagement.ubc.ca/tradeshow. E-mail linda.hilts@ubc.ca. Call 604-822-2638.

Statistics Seminar

A Simple Model For A Complex System: Predicting Travel Times On Freeways. Prof. John Rice, U of California. West Mall Annex 216 at 4pm. Refreshments (bring your own mug). Call 604-822-0570.

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monday, april 30


Concerto Competition. Music Recital Hall at 2pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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thursday, may 3

Law Graduate Conference

Law At The Crossroads: Strategies For Change. Green College. Continues to May 5. Call 604-822-1878.

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friday, may 4

Classical, Near Eastern And Religious Studies Graduate Conference

Greek Sexual Violence And Etruscan Tombs. Martin Kilmer, keynote speaker. Green College Great Hall at 7pm. Continues May 5. Call (604) 734-2762.

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sunday, may 6

Chan Centre Concert

Jon Kimura Parker, piano. Chan Centre at 3pm. $12-$42. Call 604-822-2697.

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wednesday, may 9

Opening Reception

Early Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Gift. MOA Gallery from 7-9pm. Exhibition continues to Oct. 30. Call 604-822-5087.

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thursday, may 10

International Conference

The Nature And Culture Of Forests. Ola Ullsten, former prime minister of Sweden, keynote speaker. Music Recital Hall at 4:30pm. To register, visit www.ies.ubc.ca/events/forest.html. Call 604-822-1452.

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friday, may 11

Pathology Day Celebration Lecture

Pediatric Origins Of Adult Obstructive Lung Diseases. Dr. James Hogg. BC Institute for Children's and Women's Health Aud. (950 W. 28th Ave) from 8:30-9:30am. Parking is limited. E-mail mgugni@pathology.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-7102.

Plant Sale

Horticulture Greenhouse from 9am-6pm. Call 604-822-3283.

Pathology Day Celebration

Bone, T-Cells And Mammalian Evolution. Dr. Josef Penninger, U of Toronto. BC Institute for Children's and Women's Health Aud. (950 W. 28th Ave.) from 3:30-4:30pm, Parking is limited. E-mail mgugni@pathology.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-7102.

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Participants Needed

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 to participate 604-822-4919.

Volunteer Opportunity: Leaders Wanted

A new program sponsored by the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board, "Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions", needs you. Volunteer leaders preferably with, but not limited to, chronic conditions, are needed to give a self-management program out in the community. Free training includes information about the program, leader skills and helping people to cope with serious health conditions. To inquire or register about leader training or the programs, e-mail mdavies@interchange.ubc.ca or please call Mark Davies 604-822-0634.

Eyeglasses Needed

Recycled eyeglasses/sunglasses are desperately needed in the Third World countries. Donors may drop off any eyeglasses at the SUB or UBC Hosp. Call (604) 692-5616.

UBC Gardens

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 call 604-822-9666 or the shop 604-822-4529.

Research Study

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 604-822-2952.

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 habitat@vancouver.net or call (604) 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 604-822-4919 to participate.

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 604-822-9294.

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 604-822-5250.

Participants Wanted

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. Call Darcye Cuff (604) 806-8601.

Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Stephen Andrews: Likeness. Continues to May 13. Tuesday to Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm. (Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 604-822-2759.

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, (and bring your own, if you have them). Call 604-822-9149.

Sage Bistro

To the faculty, students, administration and admirers of the University of British Columbia we present Sage Bistro at the University Centre. 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 604-822-1500.

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 (604) 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 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 604-822-3227.

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 604-822-9028. Confidentiality and privacy protected.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Early Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Gift. Continues to Oct. 30. Echoes 2001. Continues to May 13. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 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. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm, Tuesday to 9pm (5-9pm free). Call 604-822-5087.

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 604-822-8040.

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 (604) 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. Its' main purpose 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 (604) 224-5877 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership (604) 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 604-822-4826.

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, 604-822-6408.

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 www.stat.ubc.ca/scarl, e-mail scarl@stat.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4037.

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 (604) 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 604-822-1815.

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 (604) 875-5555 ext. 62366.

Sustainability Coordinators

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 Brenda 604-822-3270.

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 604-822-4179.

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 Mon.-Thurs. from 4:40-8:30pm at 604-822-6114.

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 604-822-2573.


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, contraindications, 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 604-822-1330.

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 604-822-2140.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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