UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 12 | August
A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus
and off campus within the Lower Mainland from August 16 through
September 8, 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.
- August 16, 17, 20,
26, 27, 29,
- September 4, 5, 6,
thursday, aug. 16
UBC Faculty Workshop
Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop. David Lam basement seminar
room from 8:30am-5pm. Continues Aug. 23, 30. To register, visit
Orientation Immigration Practitioner. Margaret Landstrom, director,
Advanced Studies. SFU Harbour Centre 1415 from 6-9pm. Refreshments.
To register, visit cic.cstudies.ubc.ca.
friday, aug. 17
Learn To Compost With Worms. Gillian Allan, UBC Waste Management.
Waste Management Warehouse from 12noon-1pm. $25 materials. To register,
monday, aug. 20
Peter Wall Institute Exploratory Workshop
Stars As Dark Matter. Various speakers. University Centre 307 from
9am-12:45pm. To register, e-mail email@example.com.
sunday, aug. 26
Peter Wall Institute Exploratory Workshop
Canadian Historical Consciousness In A Historical Context: Theoretical
Frameworks. Various speakers. University Centre 307 at 9am. Continues
to Aug. 28. To register, visit www.pwias.ubc.ca.
monday, aug. 27
Putting Fishers' Knowledge To Work. Various speakers. ForSciences
1005 from 8am-5pm. $400; $100 students. To register, visit www.fisheries.ubc.ca.
wednesday, aug. 29
Walking Tour And Reception
New Faculty Orientation. David Lam basement seminar room from 11:30am-5:30pm.
To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/.
thursday, aug. 30
End Of Summer Camp - Basic Training In WebCT And Learning Technologies.
WebCT trainers, WebCT Institute. Buchanan B Arts ISIT Computer Lab
from 9am-4:30pm. $35. Refreshments/lunch. To register, visit www.science.ubc.ca/edtech/camp.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call
tuesday, sep. 4
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Prof. Rainer Streubel, Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry,
Technical U Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3341.
wednesday, sep. 5
Grand Rounds Lecture
Spine Regional Evaluation Of Surgical Indications And Outcomes:
The Results Are In: Good News For Some. Dr. Charles Wright. VGH
Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-5555 ext. 6-2806.
thursday, sep. 6
The History Of Dark Matter. Sidney van den Bergh, National Research
Counsel, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Dominion Astrophysical
Observatory. Hennings 201 from 4-5pm. Refreshments Hennings 325
at 3:30pm. Call 604-822-2432 or 604-822-3853.
friday, sep. 7
Foundations of Intercultural Studies Certificate. Certificate in
Intercultural Studies offered by the Centre for Intercultural Communication.
Carr Hall conference room from 9am-5pm. $645. Refreshments. To register,
. Call 604-822-1437.
saturday, sep. 8
Health Together 2001
UBC Health And Human Service Programs Orientation. Various speakers.
War Memorial Gym from 9:30am-2:30pm. Refreshments. To register,
. E-mail email@example.com. Call
Researchers at the Department of Psychology and Division of Sexual
Medicine are conducting a study examining sexual functioning in
women receiving estrogen replacement therapy. Both sexually healthy
women, as well as women who have recently experienced a change in
their orgasmic functioning are welcome. For further information,
please contact 604-822-2952. Your confidentiality will be assured.
All participants will receive an honorarium for their participation.
Would you like to share your story about your experience with health
care professionals? We are conducting a study of patient perceptions
about helpful and unhelpful communications in fibromyalgia. In order
to learn more about what makes communication effective, we are asking
individuals who have had fibromyalgia for at least five years to
participate in our study. Participation will involve one or two
interviews in a location convenient to you, and possibly a focus
group interview at a later time. The interviews usually take about
an hour. All information will be kept confidential. If you would
like more information about the study, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Andrea Con, project coordinator 604-822-8070.
The board of Pacific Spirit Family and Community Services Society,
a small non-profit agency serving UBC students and families, needs
a new treasurer. E-mail email@example.com.
Call 604-822-4824 or 604-822-8656.
Community Sport Services Summer Sport Camps. Children's programs
soccer, basketball, volleyball, fencing, cycling, hockey, skating,
sailing, windsurfing, field hockey. Adult beginner hockey, sailing,
ballet, windsurfing. To register, visit http://www.hockey-school.ubc.ca/summer.html.
The tours office is located in the foyer of the UBC Bookstore.
Free drop-in tours are offered daily at 10am and 1pm from Monday
to Friday. Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. The
tours office now also offers a couple of package tours with variable
rates: a children's tour and the Spirit of the Pacific Tour which
includes a visit to the MOA, Nitobe Gardens, a walking tour and
lunch at Sage Bistro. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call 604-822-8687 (UBC-TOUR).
Research Project Volunteers Needed
Stress And Coping In Female Clerical Workers. Educational and Counseling
Psychology, and Special Education is seeking female clerical workers
to participate in study on stress and coping. If experiencing workplace
distress/frustration, we would like to learn more about your experiences.
Legal Clinic Open
UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) has recommenced
its summer clinical program. This summer we will once again be running
full day clinics all over the Lower Mainland. LSLAP has been working
in the community for over thirty years and is currently British
Columbia's second largest legal aid organization. For more information
about the program, visit www.lslap.bc.ca
or call 604-822-5723.
Researchers at UBC are doing a questionnaire-based study to learn
more about lactose intolerance. Participation will take about 20-30
min. of your time. If you are 19 years of age or older, experience
lactose intolerance and live in the Greater Vancouver area, please
call 604-682-3269 ext. 6377 to receive a copy of this questionnaire
or more information.
Volunteer Leaders Wanted
"Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" a series of six
free workshops that help people develop the skills to get the most
out of life is looking for volunteer leaders. This program is an
exciting new development in teaching people with chronic conditions
to help themselves. If you are interested in being part of this
program, you can sign up for a free Leader Training Workshop August
9, 10, 16 and 17 by contacting Mark Davies 604-822-0634. To view
our Web site www.ihpr.ubc.ca/healthyliving.
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 Coordinator, Monday to Friday between
9am-5pm at 604-875-5122 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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 604-822-9666 or
the Shop 604-822-4529.
Researchers at the Psychology Dept. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 604-681-5618.
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.
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
In The Spirit Of Fluxus. Mr. Peanut Mayorality Campaign, 1974.
Henri Chopin And Brion Gysin. Continues to August 26. Tuesday to
Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm (Closed
Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 604-822-2759.
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 604-822-9149.
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.
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 Todd Woodward,
Psychology Dept. at 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
Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30, 2002. Early Chinese
Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Gift. Continues to Oct. 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). Call 604-822-5087.
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 touch-tone 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. 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 604-263-6612.
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: email@example.com
or call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 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 (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 www.stat.ubc.ca/scarl,
or call 604-822-4037.
Chan Centre Tours
Free tours of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts are held
on Tuesdays and Fridays. 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
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 Kenna Sleigh 604-875-5555 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 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
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
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.
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