A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus
and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 18, 2001
through January 11, 2002. 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.
tuesday, dec. 18
Connective Tissue Disorders. Dr. R. Petty, Rheumatology. BC's Children's
Hosp. 3D16 at 11am. Call 604-875-3257.
Congestive Heart Failure. Dr. D. Duncan, Cardiology. BC's Children's
Hosp. 3D16 at 11am. Call 604-875-3257.
Renal Tubular Acidosis. Dr. D. Lirenman, Nephrology. BC's Children's
Hosp. 3D16 at 12 noon. Call 604-875-3257.
wednesday, dec. 19
Sol Invictus. Chor Leoni. Chan Centre at 8pm. $22. Call 604-822-2697.
friday, dec. 21
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Haematological Disorders Of Down's Syndrome. Various speakers.
BC's Children's Hosp. Chan Centre at 8:30am. Call 604-875-3257.
Hepatitis In A Young Girl With Hematuria. Various speakers. BC's
Children's Hosp. 3D16 at 12 noon. Call 604-875-3257.
thursday, jan. 3
Tabling Carpool Registration
SUB Main Concourse from 10am-3pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continues Jan. 4. Call 604-827-TREK (8735).
friday, jan. 4
Biodiversity In Fishbase: Geo-referencing Expedition Records From
The Early 1800s. Maria Lourdes Palomares. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room
from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2731.
monday, jan. 7
Tabling Carpool Registration
Brock Hall Main Concourse from 10am-3pm. E-mail email@example.com.
Call 604-827-TREK (8735).
Intercultural Studies In Asia Lecture
In Pursuit Of Science In 19th-Century Benares. Michael S. Dodson,
Oriental Studies, U of Cambridge. CK Choi 120 from 12noon-1pm. Call
Theological Forum Medicine And Ministry. Rev. Peter Newbery, United
Church minister. VST boardroom from 4-5pm. Refreshments.
To register visit www.vst.edu.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 604-822-9815.
Member Speaker Series
You're Armed, I Think You're Better Armed: Opinions On Genetic
Counseling And Testing For Hereditary Cancer Susceptibility. Christina
Holmes, Anthropology and Sociology. Green College at 7:45pm. Call
tuesday, jan. 8
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
What Is Herring Doing With This Powerpoint Stuff Anyway? Or Teaching
General Chemistry Using Information Technology And Interactive Engagement
Methods. Prof. F. Geoffrey Herring. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm.
Refreshments. Call 604-822-3341.
To Infinity and Beyond! Prof. Bertrand Clarke. Klinck 301 from
4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-0570.
Green College Speaker Series
Do Males Matter? Starlings, Eggs And The Evolution Of Social Conflict.
Jane Reid, Forest Sciences, U of Glasgow. Green College at 5pm.
Reception, Green College Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.
wednesday, jan. 9
Orthopedic Grand Rounds
Knee Stiffness After ACL Reconstruction. Dr. J. Patrick McConkey,
Sports/Arthroscopy. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.
Sustainability Coordinator Training. MacMillan 350 from 8:30am-12noon.
Continues Jan. 10. RSVP by Dec. 20. To register, visit www.sustain.ubc.ca.
E-mail email@example.com. Call
Women's Studies And Gender Relations Lecture
Women's Experience Of Time. Tanya Bourlova. Centre for Research
in Women's Studies and Gender Relations at 12noon. Call 604-822-9171.
Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar
Structure-Function Studies On The Ligand-Binding Domains Of A Glucagon-Like
Peptide-1 Receptor From Goldfish. Dr. Chung Man Yeung. BC Women's
Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.
thursday, jan. 10
Negotiating Work And Family: Feminism After Law School. Nitya Iyer,
Heenan Blaikie. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. Call 604-822-6523.
Dramatic Reading: Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground. Andrew
Litzky, Theater Simple. Green College Coach House from 5-6:30pm.
Science And Society
Experts And Scientific Authority In The Eighteenth-Century Public
Sphere. Thomas Broman, U of Wisconsin-Madison. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.
friday, jan. 11
Towards Accurate Estimates Of Pinniped Diet Composition. Dom Tollit,
Marine Mammal Unit. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11am-12:30pm.
Positive Space Resource People Wanted
Help make UBC a positive space for its lesbian, gay, bisexual,
queer, transgendered, and two-spirited community. Workshops for
volunteer resource people will be offered in January and February
2002. To register or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.positivespace.ubc.ca.
The Adult Development Lab at UBC is looking for adults interested
in volunteering for (a) a focus group study looking at what it means
to be your age today and/or (b) studies on visual memory and visual
abilities. Call Pam at 604-822-5250.
STAR Breast Cancer Prevention Study
Volunteers are needed to participate in a breast cancer prevention
trial being conducted at UBC Hospital. Two drugs, Raloxifene (Evista)
and Tamoxifen, are being studied to see which works better at preventing
breast cancer. Women must be postmenopausal and have an increased
risk for developing breast cancer. Interested women should call
Lynn or Janet at 604-822-7997.
UBC student wants to participate in research projects. Is experienced
in data management and analysis. E-mail email@example.com.
Boys between seven and nine (with or without ADHD) and their mothers
are needed for a study. Mothers receive $20 and children get a UBC
t-shirt. If interested, please call 604-822-9037.
Researchers at the Psychology Dept. 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 information, call 604-822-2952. Your
confidentiality will be assured. All participants will receive an
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. For more information,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 604-822-8070.
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.
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 you are experiencing
workplace distress/frustration, we would like to learn more about
your experiences. Call 604-822-9199.
Legal Clinic Open
UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) runs 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
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, nonsmoking 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.
Researchers in 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 at 604-806-8601
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 Psychology Dept. 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.
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 604-822-4826.
Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition
The Spirit Of Islam: Experiencing Islam Through Calligraphy. Continues
to May 12, 2002. Dempsey Bob: The Art Goes Back To The Stories.
MOA at 11am. Continues to Dec. 31, 2002. A Connoisseur's Collection:
Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Donation. Continues to Feb.
28, 2002. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30, 2002. 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 604-224-5877 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership 604-263-6612.
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 Thursdays at 11:30am. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan
Centre main lobby. 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 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 at 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
Christmas at the Shop in The Garden
"Shop early for our Fresh Foliage Wreaths, Baskets & Unique
Tree Ornaments, made by the "Friends of The Garden". New and exciting
gift items, garden accessories & a wonderful selection of Gardening
Books". Shop in The Garden, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 S.W. Marine
Drive. Open daily: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Call Claire Stordy at 604-224-3380.