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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 04 | Feb. 22, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from February 26 through March 10, 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.

monday, feb. 26

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Centering Prayer Intensive. Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault. VSTat 10am. Continues to March 2. $210 single; $200 group; $105 seniors. To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

AMS Bike Art Show

The Bicycle: An Expression Of The Self. SUB Art Gallery from 10am-4pm. Reception from 7-9pm. Continues to March 2. Call 822-2453 (UBC-BIKE).

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Four Billion Years Of The Carbon Cycle: What's The Message For Us? Jan Veizer, U of Ottawa. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Astronomy Seminar

The Galactic Underbelly. Chris Brunt, Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

19th Century Studies

Medieval Cairo For The Modern World. Irene Bierman, Art History, UCLA. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878. Green College Special Lecture Mercury In The Andes: An Appalling Tale Of Misunderstandings And Blunders. Marcello Veiga, Mining and Mineral Process Engineering. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

Perfectionism And Psychopathology. Simon Sherry, Psychology. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, feb. 27

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Teaching Portfolio For Promotion And Tenure. Simon Ellis, Wood Science. David Lam basement seminar room from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/. Call 822-9149.

Peter Wall Institute Colloquium

Darwin And Valleys. Barbara Kennedy, Geography, Oxford U. University Centre 307 at 12:30pm. Call 822-6226.

Brown Bag Lunch

Exploring the Personal Voice in Journalism. David Beers, journalist. Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-2pm. E-mail journal@interchange.ubc.ca. Call

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Routes To The Most Potent Known Oxidizers, And Some Uses Of Them. Prof. Emeritus Neil Bartlett, U of California. Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 822-2996.

Microbiology And Immunology Seminar

A Ras Protein Exhibiting A Unique Nuclear Localization Has A Possible Role In Mitosis. Brent Sutherland. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
E-mail srea@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-3308.

Botany Seminar

Medicinal Plants of Morocco: Characterization And Potential For Long-Term Health Benefits. Fatima Muohajir. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Peter Wall Institute Scholars Workshop

Geophysical Turbulence In The Real World: How Is The Observed Mesoscale Energy Spectrum Maintained? Kevin Hamilton, International Pacific Research Center, U of Hawaii. University Centre 307 at 3:30pm. Call 822-0198; 822-3278.

Graduate And Faculty Christian Forum

Time, Chance And Life - Can Life Have A Simple Cause? Richard Johns, Philosophy. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-3219.

Green College Speaker Series

Human Security In Asia - Any Chance? A Lonely Planet Guide For Canadians. Paul Evans, Asian Research. Green College at 5pm. Reception Green College Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Health Promotion In Motion Seminar

Zen Hospice: Promoting Community Through Living And Dying. Anne Bruce, Nursing. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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wednesday, feb. 28

Women's Studies Lecture Reading: Serial Selves, Mary Meig's Autobiographical Texts. Prof. Helen M. Buss, English, U of Calgary. Centre For Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations seminar room at 12:30pm. E-mail wmst1@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-9171 or 822-9173.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

The Roots Of Empathy: A Parenting Program Teaching Students About Human Development And Nurturing The Growth Of Empathy. Alva Jenson, inner city consultant, Vancouver School Board. IRC #414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Wednesday Noon Hours

Making Art Of Klezmer Music. Tum Klezmer Ensemble. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. Call 822-5574. Applied Ethics Colloquium Towards A Code Of Ethics For Science: Fabrication, Falsification And Plagiarism. Iain Taylor, UBC Botanical Garden, Scarfe 201 from 2-4pm. E-mail ethics@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-8625.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Effects Of Endocrine And Autocrine Factors In Normal And Neoplastic Ovarian Surface Epithelium (OSE) Cells. Kyung-Chul Choi. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Film Showings

Women And Film: The Politics, Psychology And Aesthetics Of Crisis. Julie Dash (Illusions), Hiroko Yamazaki (Juxta), Fatimah Tobing Rony (On Cannibalism), Compilation (Shifting Sands 2). MOA Theatre Gallery from 2:30-4:30pm. E-mail wmst@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-9171.

Geography Colloquium

Sideways Looks At Biogeography. Barbara Kennedy, Oxford U. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2663.

Asian Research Seminar

Between Heaven And Earth: Christianity In Papua New Guinea. Prof. John Barker, Anthropology/Sociology. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4688.

Canadian Studies Seminar

From Camp To Kitchen: Gender And Race In Post-World War II Canadian Immigration Policies. Christiane Harzig, U of Bremen. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Poetic Persuasions

Reading: Lady Driven, An Anthology Of Fiction And Poetry About Women And Cars. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

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thursday, march 1

First Nations House Of Learning Career Day

Longhouse Sty-wet-tan from 12noon-3pm. Refreshments. E-mail wilhelms@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-8941.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Atmospheric Dynamics And Climate Change: The Consequences Of Global Warming. Lionel Pandolfo. GeoSciences 330-A from 12:30-1:30pm. E-mail suttle@eos.ubc.ca. Call 822-8610.

Alternative And Integrative Medical Society Seminar

Sports Nutrition. Franco Cavaleri, Nutritional Sciences, Biochemistry. IRC #5 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7604.

Physics Colloquium

The Role Of Thermodynamic Fluctuations For The Function Of Biological Membranes. Thomas Heimburg, Max-Planck Institute. Hennings 201 from 4-5pm Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. E-mail tempsec@physics.ubc.ca. Call 822-3853.

Computer Science Invited Speaker Seminar

How Computer Graphics Is Changing Hollywood. Tony de Rose, Pixar Animation Studios. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0557.

Policy Issues In Post-Secondary Education

Social Change, The Life Course And Socialization. Ansgar Weymann, International Studies, U of Toronto. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Charity Auction

Stamps Coin And Stamp Club Supporting BC's Children's Hospital Foundation. Scarfe 200 at 5pm Refreshments. E-mail coinstampclub@hotmail.com. Call 522-5134 or 221-4926.

India and South Asia Research Conference

Special Undergraduate Conference On South Asia. Various speakers. CK Choi 120 from 10am-3:30pm. Register by Feb. 22. E-mail magnolo@lightspeed.ca. Call 822-6463.

Fish 500 Seminar

A Seascape Approach To Fisheries Management And Biodiversity Conservation. Ellen Pikitch, Bronx Zoo. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room from 11:30am-1pm. E-mail j.doyle@fisheries.ubc.ca. Call 822-2731.

Music And Theatre

Opera: The Crucible. Robert Ward. Chan Centre at 8pm. $18 adults; $12 students/seniors. Continues to March 4. Call Ticketmaster at 280-3311 or the Chan Centre Ticket Office at 822-2697.

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friday, march 2

Interprofessional Continuing Education Workshop Women And Cancer: Myths And Realities. Various speakers. Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore St. from 8am-4pm. Continues to March 3. Call 822-0054.

Health Care Seminar

New Directions For First Nations Health In The 21st Century. David Martin, Jay Wortman. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.

European Studies Colloquium

Globalization, Capitalism and Democracy. Various speakers. St John's College Lecture Hall from 9:30am-5:30pm. Lunch included. E-mail meggolay@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-1452.


Culture and Well-Being. Prof. Shigehiro Oishi, Psychology, U of Minnesota. CK Choi 120 from 12noon-1:15pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4688.


Things That Must Not Be Forgotten. Michael David Kwan. CK Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4688.

Music Concert

UBC Guitar Ensemble. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Ergonomics In Minimally Invasive Surgery. Assoc. Prof. Tony Hodgson, Mechanical Engineering. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861or 822-0585.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Displacement Chromatography Of Proteins Using Hydrophobic And Ion-Exchange Resins. Prof. Steven M. Cramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.


Developmental Ambiguities In East Asian Classical Politics. Prof. Alexander Woodside, History. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4688.

Ninth Annual Women And Spirituality Dialogue

2001 - Our Earth, Our Selves. Various speakers. VST from 5-9pm. Continues to March 3 from 8am-4:30pm. To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

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saturday, march 3

Peter Wall Institute/Brain Research Centre

The Listening Brain. Various speakers. IRC #3 at 8am-2pm. Refreshments, lunch. Call 822-0394.

Faculty Women's Club Social

Celebration Of Spring. Western Gold Theatre. Cecil Green Park House at 7pm. Call 224-5877.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Oceanography In The Service Of Fisheries. Prof. Emeritus Timothy Parsons. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-4636.

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monday, march 5

Asian Studies Seminar

Jet Setting With The Dalai Lama: Some Notes On Tibet's Current Situation. Victor Chan. CK Choi 120 from 12:30- 2pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call Karen Jew 822-4688.

Music Concert

UBC Percussion Ensemble. Old Aud. at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Astronomy Seminar

Genetic Algorithms And Application To Helioseismology. Paul Charbonneau, National Centre for Atmospheric Research. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

Thematic Lecture Series

Disability In Childhood: Views Within The Context Of Our Diverse Society. Marci Hanson, San Francisco State U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, march 6

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Turning Research Assignments Into Learning Assignments. Sheryl Adam, Library. Koerner Library, Sedgewick Teaching Lab 217 from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/ or call 822-9149.

Botany Seminar

Molecular Phylogenetics And Life History Strategies In The Ascomycete Fungi. Mary Berbee. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Lectures in Modern Chemistry

TRIUMF-ISAC: The World's Best Radioactive Beam Facility At Your Doorstep. Gordon Ball, TRIUMF. Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments at 12:30 pm. Call 822-2996.

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

The Patchwork Assembly Of A Novel Metabolic Pathway For Degradation Of Pentachlorophenol. Shelley Copley, U of Colorado. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. E-mail srea@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-3308.

Green College Speaker Series

Hitchcock And Duras: Melodrama, Gender And Trauma. Ann Kaplan, English and Comparative Literature, State U of New York. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

What In The World Is Happening To Ecumenism? Marion Best. VST Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Refreshments. To register e-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

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wednesday, march 7

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Selected Cases From Orthopedic Trauma. Dr. H. Broekhuyse, Dr. P. Blachut. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. At 7am. Call 875-4192.

Brown Bag Lunch

Pitfalls Of Environmental Journalism. Ben Parfitt, freelance journalist, author. Sing Tao 104 from 12noon-1:30pm. E-mail journal@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-1513.

CUPE 2950 Lunch And Learn

UBC Pension: What's In It For You? Jay Parker. TBA. To register e-mail cupe2950@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-1494.

Wednesday Noon Hours

Flute, Viola And Harp Trios. Debussy and Gubaidulina. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. Call 822-5574.

Women's Studies Lecture Series

Reading: A Map To The Door Of No Return. Dionne Brand, poet, novelist, essayist, SFU. Thea Koerner House Penthouse at 12:30pm. E-mail wmst1@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-9171 or 822-9173.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

The Symbolic Meaning Of Children For Infertile Couples. Prof. Ralph Matthews, Anthropology and Sociology; Prof. Anne Martin-Matthews, Social Work and Family Studies, associate dean, Arts. IRC #414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Genetic Modifiers Of Cancer Susceptibility: Meeting Report. Dr. Nelly Auersperg, professor. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Film Showings

Women And Film: The Politics, Psychology And Aesthetics Of Crisis. Essie Coffey (My Survival As An Aboriginal); Bronwynn Kidd (Walking With My Sisters), Ivan Sen (Wind). MOA Theatre Gallery from 2:30-4:30pm. E-mail wmst1@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-9171.

School Of Nursing Rounds

The Discourse Of Culture In Health Care: Culture/Nature/Structure? Sannie Tang. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-182 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Geography Colloquium

The Problematic Of Sacred Places: The Case Of The Holy Sites Of Jerusalem. A Geographical Approach To The AI-Aqsa Intifada. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2663.

Comparative Literature Colloquium

Herve Guibert: Traces And Shadows. Prof. Ralph Sarkonak, author, French, U of Toronto. Buchanan Tower lounge 599 from 4:15-6pm. Refreshments. E-mail abusza@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4060 or 822-9817.

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thursday, march 8

G. Peter Kaye Continuing Education Event

Sandra M. Schneiders, various speakers. VST from 9am-9pm. Continues to March 9. $121; $109 (group); $60 (senior). To register e-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

European Studies Lecture

Common Currency-Divided Nations? Problems Of European Integration Between Maastricht And Enlargement. Ingo Schmidt, Economics, U of Gottingen. Buchanan B-216 from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch at 12noon. To register visit www.ies.ubc.ca/. E-mail meggolay@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-1452.

G. Peter Kaye Lecture

Let Those Who Can Hear Listen: Engaging The Biblical Test In A Postmodern Context. Sandra M. Schneiders. VST Epiphany Chapel at 12:30pm or 7:30pm. To register e-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

Botany Seminar

The Photosynthetic Iron Costs Of Marine Phytoplankton. Robert Strzepek. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Fish 500 Seminar

Squamish River Watershed Restoration Program. Andrea Morgan, Steelhead Society Habitat Restoration Corp. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11:30am-1pm. E-mail j.doyle@fisheries.ubc.ca. Call 822-2731.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

The Microbial Gourmet Dinner At High Temperature Hydrothermal Vents: H2, CO2 And A Pinch Of O2. Anna-Louise Reysenback, Biology, Portland State U. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Advanced Therapeutics Seminar

Progress In The Antisense Biotechnology : The Cases Of Bcl-2, Bcl-Xl And PKC-Alpha. Assoc. Prof. Cy Stein, Columbia U. BC Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre from 1-2pm. E-mail ltse@bccancer.bc.ca. Call 877-6020.

Intercultural Studies In Asia Film Series

The Square Circle (India). CK Choi 120 from 1- 3pm. E-mail kjew@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4688.

Physics Colloquium

Working In Industry: The Myths And The Reality. Kathy O'Shaughnessy, R2 Technology, Inc. Hennings 201 from 4-5pm Refreshments, Hennings 325 at 3:30. E-mail tempsec@physics.ubc.ca. Call 822-3853.

Thematic Lecture Series

The Canadian Cold War On Queers: Sexual Regulation And Resistance. Gary Kinsman, Sociology, Laurentian U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

University Women's Club Dinner

Life's Like That: Life In The Justice System From A Uniquely Feminine Perspective. Judi Gedye, provincial judge. Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. from 5:30-8:30pm. $35. Call 731-4661.

UBC Theatre

Greek. Steven Berkoff. Chan Telus Studio at 7:30pm. $16; $10 (students/seniors). Call 822-2678.

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friday, march 9

Peter Wall Institute Exploratory Workshop

Genes, Chromosomes And Human Reproduction. Various speakers. University Centre 307 from 8:30am-6pm. Continues March 10 from 8:30am-12:30pm. To register e-mail wendyr@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4782.

Health Care Seminar

The Elderly Drive In B.C.: A Risk Assessment. Marily Malone. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.


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

G. Peter Kaye Lecture

Let Those Who Can Hear Listen -- Engaging The Biblical Test In A Postmodern Context. Sandra M. Schneiders. VST Epiphany Chapel at 12:30pm or 7:30pm. To register e-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Air Pollution And Health: The Shifting Base Of Concern. Prof. Emeritus David V. Bates, Medicine. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861 or 822-0585.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

The Effect Of Surface Energy Of Boron Nitride Powders In Polymer Processing. Manish Seth. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Music Concert

UBC Chamber Ensemble. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

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saturday, march 10

Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture

Piano Masterclasses. Leon Fleisher. Music Recital hall from 7-9:30pm. $5; $3 (students) at the door. Call 822-5574.

Vancouver Recital Society/Chan Centre Concert

String Series. Kyung-Wha Chung, violin, Itamar Golan, piano. Chan Centre from 8-10pm. $12-$55. Call Ticket Office at 822-2697.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Diving The Titanic. Jim Delgado, Vancouver Maritime Museum. 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 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 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 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 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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