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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 10 June 14, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from June 20 through July 12, 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.

wednesday, june 20

Open Forum

Frailty In Seniors. Rejean Hebert, The Institute of Healthy Aging. Buchanan B Penthouse from 10:30-11:30am. Call 604-822-0233.

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saturday, june 23

UBC Bike Rodeo

Third Annual UBC Bicycle Safety Rodeo. B Lot 1 from 10am-1pm. Call 604-822-9315.

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sunday, june 24

Persian Night At MOA

Amir Koushkani, Moushtag Group. $25. For reservations, call 604-822-5087.

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monday, june 25

Member Speaker Series

Cross-Cultural Perspectives On Epistemic Development. Jeffrey Boles, Psychology. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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wednesday, june 27


Persian Summer Breeze: Mystic Music And Sufi Dance. Chan Centre at 8pm. $25. Call 604-822-2697.

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thursday, june 28

Campus Community Town Hall Meeting

E-Visioning Administrative Practices At UBC. Steve Relyea, vice-chancellor, U of California; Randy Ebeling, assistant vice-president, U of Texas; Robert B. Kvavik, associate vice-president and executive officer, U of Minnesota. For Sciences 1005 from 9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-9821.

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friday, june 29

International Conference

The Fifth International Conference On Communication, Aging And Health. Various speakers. Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard St. To register, e-mail cah@audiospeech.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-5798.

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monday, july 2

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

Jewish Mysticism And Early Rabbinic Texts. Daniel J. Boyarin. VST from 1:30-3:30pm. Continues to July 6. $254; $229 (group); $127 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

Foundation In Christian Spirituality II: The Classic Tradition. Sheila Fodchuk. VST from 10am-3:30pm. Continues to July 6. $352. $317 (group); $176 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

The Faith Journey Of Abraham And Sarah, Part 1. Walter Vogels. VST from 10am-12noon. Continues to July 6. $254; $229 (group); $127 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

The Shape Of Hope: Emerging Models Of Church. Carter Echols; various speakers. VST from 10am-3:30pm. Continues to July 6. $300. To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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tuesday, july 3

Green College Special Lecture

Life Narrative: A Fractured Restorying. Ken Gergen, Swartmore College; Mary Gergen, Penn State U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Vancouver School Of Theology Lecture

Who Are The Jews In The Fourth Gospel. Rabbi Daniel Boyarin, U of California at Berkeley. VST Epiphany Chapel from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Refreshments. E-mail CI@vst.edu. To register e-mail Call 604-822-9815.

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wednesday, july 4

UBC Campus Tree Walk

Tree Identification And Tree Lore. Prof. Tony Griffiths, Prof. Shona Ellis, Botany. UBC Rose Garden from 1-3:30pm. Bring a notebook and hat. To register e-mail admiss@mail.botany.ubc.ca or call 604-822-2133.

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thursday, july 5

Scholar In Residence Lecture

The (Canadian) Curriculum Of Métissage - What's That, Eh? Assoc. Prof. Cynthia Chambers, U of Lethbridge. Scarfe 310 from 1-2pm. Call 604-822-5214.

Vancouver School Of Theology Lecture

Are God's People Destined To Remain Stiff Necked - Or Supple? Carter Echols. VST Epiphany Chapel from 7:30-9:30pm. Refreshments. E-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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monday, july 9

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

Paul's Mysticism And Conversion In Light Of Jewish Mysticism. Daniel J. Boyarin. VST from 1:30-3:30pm. $254; $229 (group); $127 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

Scripture And Liberation. Richard Rohr. VST from 8:30am-3:30pm. $352; $317 (group); $176 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

Thomas Merton And The East: Passing Over And Coming Back. Donald E. Grayston. VST from 8:30am-3:30pm. $352; $317 (group); $176 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Vancouver School Of Theology Summer School

The Faith Journey of Abraham and Sarah, Part 2. Walter Vogels. VST from 8:30am-10:30am. $254; $229 (group); $127 (seniors). To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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tuesday, july 10

Vancouver School Of Theology Lecture

The Vision Of An Ecumenical Church Today. Prof. Kuncheria Pathil, Systematic Theology and Ecumenics, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram. VST Epiphany Chapel from 7:30-9:30pm. Refreshments. To register, visit www.vst.edu. E-mail CI@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Cultural And Media Studies

The Resilience Of Traditionalists In Iran. Alireza Farahmand, editor-in-chief, Kar-Afarin. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 822-1878.

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wednesday, july 11

Scholars in Residence Lecture

In Search Of The Historical Adolescent: Towards A Sociocultural History Of Teenagers In Canada. Assoc. Prof. Cynthia Comacchio, Wilfrid Laurier U. Scarfe 310 from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5214.

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thursday, july 12

Vancouver School Of Theology Lecture

The Contemplative Stance In An Active Life. Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation. Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St. from 7:30-9:30pm. Refreshments. E-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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Campus Tours

The tours office is located in the foyer of the UBC Bookstore. Free drop-in tours are offered daily at 10am and 1pm from Monday to Friday. Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. The tours office now also offers a couple of package tours with variable rates: a children's tour and the Spirit of the Pacific Tour which includes a visit to the MOA, Nitobe Gardens, a walking tour and lunch at Sage Bistro. E-mail campus.tours@ubc.ca. Call 604-822-8687 (UBC-TOUR).

Research Project Volunteers Needed

Stress And Coping In Female Clerical Workers. Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education is seeking female clerical workers to participate in study on stress and coping. If experiencing workplace distress/frustration, we would like to learn more about your experiences. Call 604-822-9199.

Female Participants Needed For Sexuality Study

The Psychology Dept. is conducting a study directed at understanding how a woman's physiological arousal relates to her subjective experience of sexual arousal in women with or without sexual arousal difficulties. If you are a heterosexual woman between 18-35, who is currently involved in a heterosexual relationship and who a) isn't having any sort of sexual difficulties, or b) has problems with sexual arousal please call 604-822-2952. Participants will receive an honorarium and all inquiries will remain strictly confidential.

Legal Clinic Open

UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) has recommenced its summer clinical program of full-day clinics all over the Lower Mainland. LSLAP has been working in the community for more than 30 years and is currently British Columbia's second largest legal aid organization. For more information, visit www.lslap.bc.ca or call 604-822-5723.

Lactose Intolerant?

Researchers at UBC are doing a questionnaire-based study to learn more about lactose intolerance. Participation will take about 20-30 min. of your time. If you are 19 years of age or older, experience lactose intolerance and live in the Greater Vancouver area, please call 604-682-3269 ext. 6377 to receive a copy of this questionnaire or more information.

Volunteer Opportunity

The "Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" program (funded by the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board) is an exciting new development in teaching people with chronic conditions to help themselves. If you are interested in being part of this program, you can take the free Leader Training Workshop May 24, 25, 31 and June 1. Call Mark Davies 604-822-0634.

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, non-smoking 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.

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 to participate 604-822-4919.

Eyeglasses Needed

Recycled eyeglasses/sunglasses are desperately needed in the Third World countries. Donors may drop off any eyeglasses at the SUB or UBC Hosp. Call 604-692-5616.

UBC Gardens

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and the Shop in the Garden will be open until Oct. 8 from 10am-6pm daily including weekends. For information about the garden call 604-822-9666 or the Shop 604-822-4529.

Research Study

Researchers at 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.

Family Career Development Project

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 to participate.

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.

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 604-822-5250.

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 604-806-8601

Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Stephen Andrews: Likeness. Featuring drawings, bookworks and recent portrait works, by Toronto artist Stephen Andrews. Included is the well-known, "Facsimile" (1991-93), comprised of 147 portraits etched in graphite on wax, of people lost to HIV-related illnesses. Continues to May 13. Tuesday to Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm (Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 604-822-2759.

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 604-822-9149.

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 604-822-1500.

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 604-875-2886.

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 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 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 604-822-9028. Confidentiality and privacy protected.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30, 2002. Early Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Gift. Continues to Oct. 30. 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. 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 touchtone 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 224-5877 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership 604-263-6612.

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 604-822-4826.

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, 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 Tuesdays and Fridays. 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 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 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.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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