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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 20 | Jan. 11, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from January 15 through January 27, 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, jan. 15

Member Speaker Series

Playing the Oracle: Economical Assessment Of Investment Decisions In Construction Projects. Sigfrido Pacheco-Vega, Project and Construction Management. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, jan. 16

Mathematics Colloquium

Evolutionary Dynamics On Holey Adaptive Landscapes. Sergey Gavrilets, U of Tennessee. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments, Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

Statistics Seminar

On The Limitations Of The Neyman-Pearson, Likelihood Ratio, And Maximum Likelihood Criteria. Prof. Michael Perlman, U of Washington. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring your own mug). Call 822-0570.

Green College Speaker Series

Being Red And Seeing Red: Colour Properties And Colour Perception. Jonathan Cohen, Philosophy. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Women's Resources Centre Workshop

Strategies For Successful Life Transition. Sureeta Karini. Women's Resources Centre, Robson Street, from 6:30-9:30pm. Call 482-8585.

Health Promotion In Motion Seminar

The Evolution And Future Direction of Health Promotion. Jim Frankish, Institute for Health Promotion Research. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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wednesday, jan. 17

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

TBC. Dr. Robert Hawkins. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Wednesday Noon Hours

Works By Barber, Liszt, Sweelinck. William Doppmann, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. Call 822-5574.

Brown Bag Lunch

Conradbusters: The Challenge Of A Canadian Alternative Press. James MacKinnon, Adbusters. Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6688.

Child And Family Project Colloquium

No Fears, No Tears - 13 Years Later: Long-Term Benefits Of Pain Management In Children. Leora Kuttner, clinical psychologist. IRC 414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Getting To Know Canada Lecture

First Nations In Canada. TBC. International House boardroom from 5:15-7pm. Call 822-1818.

Thematic Lecture Series

The Voices Of Children In Literature. Naomi Sokoloff, U of Washington. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Theatre At UBC

Shakespeare... As You Like It. Stephen Heatley, director. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm. $6 preview; $16 adults; $10 students/seniors; group rate. Continues to Jan. 27. Call 822-2678.

Senate Meeting

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

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thursday, jan. 18

Board Of Governors Meeting

Open Session begins at 8am in the OAB Board and Senate room. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on application to the Board Secretary at least 24 hours before each meeting. To confirm date and time, check under Board Announcements at www.bog.ubc.ca prior to the meeting. Call 822-2127.

Fisheries Centre Seminar

Individual Quotas In The Pacific Halibut And Groundfish Fisheries; Grease Trails To Ghost Trails. Dorothee Schreiber; Teresa Ryan. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Call 822-2731.

Feminist Legal Studies Lecture

North American Indian Metis And Inuit Women Speak About Culture, Education And Work. Haike Muller. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. Call

Biostatistics Seminar

Statistical Challenges In Associating Air Pollution And Lung Cancer Incidence. Nhu Le, BC Cancer Agency. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Call

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Faculty Of Science Shuffie Series. TBC. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments, Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. Call

Medieval And Renaissance

The Digital Scriptorium. Charles Faulhaber, U of California. Buchanan A-202 at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.


Ice Sport Challenge. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre from 7:30pm-1am. $107 team; $80 MUG team. Call 822-1688.

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friday, jan. 19

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Integrating Peer Support Into The Health Care System: Theoretical Underpinnings And Research Initiatives. Cindy-Lee Dennis, Centre for Community Health and Health Evaluation Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Canada West Swimming Championships

Aquatic Centre at 11am. Continues to Jan. 21. Call 822-BIRD (822-2473).

Adidas Noon Run

Couch Potato Run. SUB Plaza Race Centre at 12:40pm. Call 822-1688.

Volleyball Championships

UBC Howl At The Moon CoRec Volleyball Championships. SRC Gym from 6pm-1am. Call 822-1688.

Cultural Film Video Screenings

Reel Lives. International House Planet Pub at 7pm. Call 822-1818.


Works By Rachmaninoff, De Falla And Gluck. UBC Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

Contemporary Painting Exhibition

Landscape Paintings By British Painter Peter Doig (1959-). Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery from 8-10pm. Continues to March 11. Call 822-2759.

Poetic Persuasions/Performing Arts

Porch Song Trilogy. Aurian Haller. Green College at 8:30pm. Refreshments at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

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saturday, jan. 20


Works By Mozart, Beethoven And Prokofiev. Borealis String Quartet. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

An Encounter With Emma: The Case For Rethinking Security And State Sovereignty In The New Century. Lloyd Axworthy, director, Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

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sunday, jan. 21

Table Tennis Championships

UBC Winter Table Tennis Championships. Student Recreation Centre Studio from 9am-5pm (singles). Doubles from 9am-1pm. $11 single player; $5.50 each double player. Call 822-1688.

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monday, jan. 22

Science Week 2001

Science Club Displays. SUB from 11:30am-2:30pm. Continues to Jan. 26. E-mail scienceweek@egroups.com. Call 822-4235.

Thematic Lecture Series

It's A Tough Time To Be In Love: The Darker Side Of Chatelaine During The Cold War. Valerie Korinek, History, U of Saskatchewan. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

Post-Fledgling Movement And Habitat Use Of Brewer's Sparrows. Janet Yu, Zoology. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Applied Ethics Colloquium

Towards A Code Of Ethics For Science. Iain Taylor, Botanical Gardens. Angus 214 from 3-5pm. Call 822-8625.

Theological Forum

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

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tuesday, jan. 23

Science Week 2001

Beyond First Year. SUB Ballroom 11:30am-1:30pm. E-mail scienceweek@egroups.com. Call 822-4235.

Merck Frosst Lecture

Surface Electrochemistry-Surface Science With A Joy Stick. Prof. Jacek Lipkowski, Chemistry and Biochemistry, U of Guelph. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 822-2996.

Statistics Seminar

Bayesian Non-Parametric Modelling Using Mixtures Of Triangular Distributions. Francois Perron, U of Montreal. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring your own mug). Call 822-0570.

Green College Speaker Series

New House Rules: Christianity, Economics And Planetary Living. Sallie McFague, VST. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Faculty Women's Club Meeting

Extraordinary Meeting. Earl Drake, former Canadian ambassador to China. Cecil Green Park House at 7pm. Call 264-9022.

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wednesday, jan. 24

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Indications And Alternatives. Dr. Alastair Younger; Dr. M. Zamzami. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Worm Composting Workshop

For The Home Or Office. Gillian Allan, UBC compost project co-ordinator, Waste Management. For Sciences Trailer from 12noon-1pm. $25 for materials. E-mail gillian.allan@ubc.ca. Call 822-9456.

Wednesday Noon Hours

Crumb, Pleyel And Martinu. Brenda Fedoruk, flute; Terence Dawson, piano; Heather Hay, cello. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4 at the door. Call 822-5574.

Child And Family Project Colloquium

On The History Of The Scientific Study Of The Child (And Why It Is Important To Explore That History). Adriana Benzaquen, History. IRC 414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Science Week 2001

Beyond The BSc. IRC foyer from 4:30-7pm. E-mail scienceweek@egroups.com. Call 822-4235.

Asian Research Seminar

Old And New Faiths: Transnational Religions And The Chinese World. Prof. Diana Lary, History, director, Centre for Chinese Research. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4688.

Individual Interdisciplinary Studies

Creating Cannibals... Canadian Style. Sherrill Grace, English. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Cultural And Media Studies

Panel Discussion: The Public Intellectual -- Prospects And Possibilities. Various speakers. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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thursday, jan. 25

India/South Asia Research Seminar

Gender Mainstreaming Inside And Outside The United Nations. Tony Beck, research associate. CK Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-4688.

Feminist Legal Studies Lecture

Institutional Abuse And Alternative Remedies: Constructing A Feminist Process For Compensating Survivors. Prof. Sanda Rogers. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6523.

Panel Discussion

Science Faith And Society. Various speakers. SUB Theatre at 12:30pm. Call 822-3966.

Intercultural Studies In Asia Film

The Eel. Shohei Imamura, director. CK Choi from 1-3pm. Call 822-4688.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

TBC. Craig Hogan, U of Washington. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments, Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3853.

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friday, jan. 26


BC Women's Breast Cancer Conference: Imaging And Intervention. Dr. Roger Jackman, diagnostic radiologist, Palo Alto Medical Clinic; 25 various speakers. Coast Plaza Suite Hotel, 1763 Comox St. from 8am-4pm. Continues to Jan. 27. $295 full; $150/day; $100 students. Call 822-0054.

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Issues In Continuing Care. Lisa Chu, Health Association Of British Columbia. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Science Week 2001

Science Olympics 2001. SUB Plaza from 11:30am-2:30pm. E-mail scienceweek@egroups.com. Call 822-4235.

Fisheries Centre Seminar

Use Of Trapnets In Selective Fishing. Dave Lightly, chief, Sooke Band. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Call 822-2731.

Friday Noon Hour At Main

Chamber And Vocal Music. Main Library 502 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Varsity Men's/Women's Volleyball

Vs. Manitoba. War Memorial Gym at 6:15pm, 8pm. Continues Jan. 27. $7 adults; $4 seniors/youth; $3 students; under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD (822-2473).

Varsity Men's Ice Hockey

Vs. Calgary. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:30pm. Continues Jan. 27. $7 adults; $4 seniors/youth; $3 students; under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD (822-2473).

Science Week 2001

Cold Fusion Concert. SUB Ballroom from 8pm-12am. E-mail scienceweek@egroups.com. Call 822-4235.

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saturday, jan. 27

Fourth Annual Children And The Church

Passing On The Faith: Cultivating Faithful Christians. Janice Love, various speakers. VST from 10am-4pm. $45; $35 group; $25 seniors. Includes lunch. To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

An Evening With Guy Vanderhaeghe. Guy Vanderhaeghe, author. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.

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Call For Papers

Higher Learning Magazine is requesting university faculty to send in papers for publication, 1000-2000 words in length, on the topic of information technology and its use in post-secondary classrooms. For those interested, please contact Wili Liberman (416) 537-2103. E-mail teachmag@istar.ca.

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. Free training includes information 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 enquire or register about leader training or the programs, please call Barbara Henn-Pander at 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 at 875-5555 ext. 62366.

Sustainability Co-ordinators

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 http://www.sustain.ubc.ca/2ourinitiatives/index.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 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 are 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 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. Located at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, it 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. All presentations contain valuable practical, unbiased, and up-to-date research information. Call (800) 668-6233; 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.

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, etc. (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. Truly food for thought... Sage is open Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm. Our luncheon menu changes weekly and features a wide selection of wines by the quarter litre and 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. Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works by First Nations Artists. Continues to Jan. 14. 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; 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.

Research Study

Hard-of-hearing university students are invited to discuss their post-secondary experiences for a PhD study. Involves interviews and the option of jotting down thoughts twice weekly over a three-week period. Honorarium to be provided. Call Ruth Warick, graduate student, in the Dept. of Educational Services, UBC, Call/fax 224-4198 or e-mail rwarick@interchange.ubc.ca.

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).

Parents With Toddlers

Did you know your child is a word-learning expert? Help us learn how children come to be so skilled at learning new words. We are looking for children (two- to four-year-olds) and their parent(s) to participate in language studies. If you are interested in bringing your child for a 45-minute visit, please call Asst. Prof. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).

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.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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