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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 20 | December 13, 2001


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

Pediatrics Seminar

Connective Tissue Disorders. Dr. R. Petty, Rheumatology. BC's Children's Hosp. 3D16 at 11am. Call 604-875-3257.

Pediatrics Seminar

Congestive Heart Failure. Dr. D. Duncan, Cardiology. BC's Children's Hosp. 3D16 at 11am. Call 604-875-3257.

Pediatrics Seminar

Renal Tubular Acidosis. Dr. D. Lirenman, Nephrology. BC's Children's Hosp. 3D16 at 12 noon. Call 604-875-3257.

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wednesday, dec. 19


Sol Invictus. Chor Leoni. Chan Centre at 8pm. $22. Call 604-822-2697.

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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.

Pediatrics Seminar

Hepatitis In A Young Girl With Hematuria. Various speakers. BC's Children's Hosp. 3D16 at 12 noon. Call 604-875-3257.

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thursday, jan. 3

Tabling Carpool Registration

SUB Main Concourse from 10am-3pm. E-mail trek.carpool@ubc.ca. Continues Jan. 4. Call 604-827-TREK (8735).

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friday, jan. 4

Fisheries Seminar

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.

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monday, jan. 7

Tabling Carpool Registration

Brock Hall Main Concourse from 10am-3pm. E-mail trek.carpool@ubc.ca. 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 604-221-6186.

Chalmers Institute

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 ci@vst.edu. 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 604-822-1878.

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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.

Statistics Seminar

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.

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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.

Training Session

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 sandy.ho@ubc.ca. Call 604-822-0455.

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.

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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.

Comparative Literature

Dramatic Reading: Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground. Andrew Litzky, Theater Simple. Green College Coach House from 5-6:30pm. Call 604-822-5157.

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.

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friday, jan. 11

Fisheries Seminar

Towards Accurate Estimates Of Pinniped Diet Composition. Dom Tollit, Marine Mammal Unit. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2731.

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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 positive.space@ubc.ca or visit www.positivespace.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-4859.

Participants Needed

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 gatench@interchange.ubc.ca.

UBC Research

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.

Sexuality Study

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 honorarium.

Participants Wanted

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 andrea_con@hotmail.com or call 604-822-8070.

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 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 604-822-5723.

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 volunteers@cromedica.com.

Research Study

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 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.

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.

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 at 604-806-8601

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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, e-mail scarl@stat.ubc.ca 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.

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 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 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.


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.

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.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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