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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 03 | Feb. 8, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from February 11 through 24, 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, feb. 11

Pacific Spirit Concert

Mozart Divertimenti. Triskelion String Trio; Lorna McGhee, flute. Music Recital Hall at 2pm. Tickets available at the door $20 adults, $10 students/seniors. E-mail concerts@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Cindy Naude 822-5574.

Music At The Chan

Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra With Silent Films. Chan Centre at 3pm. $36, $27, $19 adults; $28, $22, $16 students. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.

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monday, feb. 12

AMS Valentines Gift Fair

Various vendors. SUB main concourse from 9am-5pm. Continues to Feb. 14. Call 822-3465.

Art Show

Schwartz Art Exhibition. SUB Art Gallery from 10am-4pm. E-mail sacoffice@ams.ubc.ca. Call Stephanie McKernan 822-9019.

IISGP Noon Hour Seminar

In Conversation: On Community. Kate Collie, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Graduate Studies. Green College at 12noon. Call 822-1878.

19th Century/European Studies

Nationalizing French Cuisine: Le Discours Du Ventre Au 19e Siecle. Priscilla Ferguson, Sociology, Columbia U. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4:30pm. E-mail meggolay@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Meghan Golay 822-1452.

Biophysics Seminar

Mathematical Modeling Of The Cytoskeleton And Cell. Leah Keshet. Hennings 304 from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments. E-mail mereks@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Merek Siu 809-2935.

Thematic Lecture Series

Globalization, National Unity And Local Identity: Questioning The Future Of Indonesia. Bobi B. Setiawan. Environmental Studies, Gadjah Mada U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

Still Room For Stillness. Carol Hudgins, Fine Arts. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, feb. 13

Botany Seminar

Directional Responses In Plants: Some Examples For Non-Cognitive Behaviour. Ariel Novoplansky, Ben Gurion U. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Microbiology And Immunology

Host-Bacterial Detente In The CF Lung: Lessons Learned From Mice And Men. Dr. David Speert, Medicine. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

A Molecule-Like Sodium. Prof. Richard Oakley, U of Waterloo. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 822-2996.

Equality/Security/Community Colloquium

Information Dissemination As An Instrument Of Environmental Policy. Kathryn Harrison, Werner Antweiller, Political Science. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.

Green College Speaker Series

Economic Expansion, Environmental Protection and Indigenous Land/Resource Rights In Taiwan. Chun-Chieh Chi, Anthropology and Sociology. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Health Promotion In Motion Seminar

Telling Stories: News Media, Health Literacy And Public Policy. Michael Hayes, Geography, SFU. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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wednesday, feb. 14

European Studies

Telling Tales of Exile (Re)Writing Jewish Histories: B. Honingmann And Her Novel, Sohara's Journey. Jeff Peck, York U. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch at 12noon. E-mail meggolay@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Meghan Golay 822-1452.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

Aboriginal Child Care In Canada. Asst. Prof. Margo Greenwood, Social Work, UNBC. IRC #414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Music Concert

Wednesday Noon Hour. Martin Berinbaum, trumpet. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. E-mail concerts@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Cindy Naude 822-5574.

Law And Society Lecture

The Politics Of Reconciliation: Dispossession And Constitutionalism In Australia. Prof. Andrew Buck, Macquarie U. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-1:30pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Karen Jew 822-4688 or 822-1878.

Applied Ethics Colloquium

Respect For Human Dignity As The Basis Of An Ethical And Legal Duty To Stop Life Sustaining Measures For (PVS) Persistent Vegetative State Patients. Edward Keyserlingk. Scarfe 201 from 2-4pm. Call Karen 822-8625.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Fibronolytic Enzyme Expressions During Early Implantation. Dr. Qiang Feng, U of Waterloo. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Geography Colloquium

Acute Effect Of Air Pollution On Mortality And Hospitalization In The Lower Fraser Valley. Sverre Vedal. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2663.

Asian Research Seminar

When Free Expression Hits The Fan: Contemporary Art In Indonesia. Prof. Astri Wright, U of Victoria. CK Choi Conference Room from 4:30-6pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Karen Jew 822-4688.

Thematic Lecture Series

Sunday Morning Subversion?: Organized Religion And Canadian State Security In The Cold War. Steve Hewitt, U of Saskatchewan. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

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thursday, feb. 15

Physics Colloquium

X-Ray Signatures Of Black Holes In Active Galaxies. Paul Nandra, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Hennings 201 from 4-5pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. E-mail tempsec@physics.ubc.ca. Call Michelle Lee 822-3853.

Music Concert

Works By Schubert, Mendelsohn, Handel And Verdi. University Singers, UBC Choral Union. Chan Centre at 12:30pm. E-mail concerts@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Cindy Naude 822-5574.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Offshore Sand Resources. Gideon Almagor, Geological Survey of Israel. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Medieval And Renaissance

Panel Discussion: The Middle Ages And The Renaissance In Film and Other Media. Guy Poirier, SFU; Rose Marie San Juan, Fine Arts; Mary-Ann Stouck, SFU. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Green College Science And Society

Giving Power To The People: Science And Public Policy. Maureen A. McTeer. St. John's College Social Lounge from 7:30-9:30pm. E-mail jsegal@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Prof. Judith Z. Segal 822-5652.

Law And Society Lecture

Medical Futility: Objective And Factual Or Subjective And Negotiated? Some Ethical And Legal Considerations. Edward Keyserlingk, Applied Ethics. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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friday, feb. 16

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

The Development Of Guidelines And Criteria For Health Promotion In Primary Care Settings. Jim Frankish, Institute of Health Research, Health Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Moisture, Mold And Health: Health Policy And Research In Finland. Aino Nevalainen, National Public Health Institute. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-9861 or Dr. Paul Demers 822-0585.

Classical And Near Eastern Studies Lecture

Hesiod As A Catalyst For Wester Paideia. Gerard Naddaf, York U. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-2889.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

The Treatment Of A Pulp And Paper Combined Condensate Using Optimal Control Of A Sequencing Batch Reactor. Norman Woo. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Music Concert

Works By Schubert, Mendelsohn, Handel And Verdi. University Singers, UBC Choral Union. Chan Centre concert hall from 8-10pm. E-mail concerts@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Cindy Naude 822-5574.

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saturday, feb. 17

Electronic Records International Symposium

Preserving Authentic Electronic Records: Preliminary Research Findings. Various speakers. Chan Centre Royal Bank Cinema from 8:30am-5pm. Lunch and reception to follow. Call 688-0809 ext. 25.

World Vision

Music Of Love Concert. Chan Centre at 8pm. $28-$128. Call 822-2697.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Programming: Poetry, Gears Or Magic. Prof. Gregor Kiczales, Computer Science. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-4636.

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tuesday, feb. 20

Law And Society Lecture

Imperial Cultures: The Frontier Myth In Australia. Robert Foster, History, U of Adelaide. CK Choi 129 at 11:30am. Call 822-1878.

Microbiology And Immunology

The Role Of EXT1 In Heparan Sulfate Biosynthesis And Hereditary Multiple Exostosis. Peter Cheung. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.

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wednesday, feb. 21

School Of Nursing Rounds

Program Evaluation Institute. Prof. Ann Hilton. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 9am-4pm. Continues to Feb. 23. Call 822-7453.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Transgenic Mice? Why No Y Chromosome Knock-Outs? Elizabeth Simpson, Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Senate Meeting

Regular Meeting Of The Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-2951.

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thursday, feb. 22

Interprofessional Continuing Education Conference

fas And Other Drug-Related Effects: Building Hope. Various speakers. Coast Plaza Suite Hotel, 1763 Comox St., from 8am-4pm. Continues to Feb. 24. Call 822-0054.


Using the UBC Visual Identity. Public Affairs staff. OAB Board and Senate room from 11:30am-12:30pm. To register call UBC-INFO (822-4636).

Integrated Computer Systems Research Distinguished Lecture

Quantum Computing. Peter Shor, AT&T Laboratories. CICSR 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6894.

VST Theological Forum

Empire, Exile And Restoration: Implications Of Gender Integration In Canadian Anglicanism. VST from 4-5pm. To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

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saturday, feb. 24

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Discovering Microscopic Worlds. Elaine Humphrey, Electron Microscopy Laboratory. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-4636.

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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 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 Rick 822-5250.

Participants Wanted

Are you a postmenopausal woman with Type II 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 806-8601.

Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Landscape paintings by leading British artist, Peter Doig. Continues to March 11. Tuesday to Friday from 10am-5pm; Saturday 12noon-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm. (Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 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 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 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 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 involve 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 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 822-9028. Confidentiality and privacy protected.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

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. Winter hours Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm, Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free). 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.

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 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 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 Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 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 scarl@stat.ubc.ca or call 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 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.

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 chronic conditions, are needed to give a self-management program out in the community. Here's a chance to share what you have learned with others. Free training includes info about the program, leader skills, and helping people cope with serious health conditions. Do something positive and meet others who are concerned about getting the most out of life. Next training is Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1, and 2. To inquire or register about leader training or the programs, please call Barbara Henn-Pander 822-0634.

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 875-5555 ext. 62366.

Sustainability Coordinators

The World Is what You Make It! The UBC Sustainability Office is seeking 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 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 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 822-6114.

Volunteers Wanted

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 h4h@email.com or call 827-0316.

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 ihouse.frontcounter@ubc.ca.

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 ihouse.frontcounter@ubc.ca.

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, contradictions, 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.

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 822-2140.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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