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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 05 Mar. 8, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from March 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, march 11

Art Show

Ecozoic Art Prize. Barbara Zeiler. SUB Art Gallery from 10am-4pm. Call 822-2901.

Music At The Chan

International Sejong Soloists. Leon Fleisher, piano. Chan Centre at 3pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.


Leon Fleisher, piano. Music Recital Hall at 7:30pm. $3- $5. Call 822-5574.

Spirit Of Women 2000

University Hill Congregation Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. $20. Various artists. Call 224-3384.

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monday, march 12


Human Rights In West Papua (Irian Jaya, Indonesia). John Rumbiak, Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-3:30pm. Call 822-4688.


Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor. Old Aud. at 3:30pm. $5. Call 822-5574.

Astronomy Seminar

TBA. Rosie Wyse. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

Green College Special Lecture

Intimacy And Embodiment At The Interface. Sidney Fels, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Public Lecture

Daring To Dream: How A UBC Grad Built A World-Class Winery Turning Adversity Into Opportunity. Anthony von Mandl, proprietor, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery. David Lam Centre from 5:30-7pm. Call 822-1219.

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tuesday, march 13

Health Services And Policy Research Seminar

Finding Avenues For Evidence-Based Policy. Asst. Prof. Rebecca Warburton, School of Public Administration, UVic. IRC #414 from 12noon-1pm. Call 822-4969.

Botany Seminar

The Structure Of Annual Plant Community In The Negev Desert. Chris Lortie. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Philosophy/Psychology Seminar

Consciousness: What Psychologists Can Learn From Philosophies. Prof. Fred Dretske, Duke U. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4pm. Call 822-5675.

Statistics Seminar

Nonparametric Testing For A Monotone Hazard Function: Making A Global Test Local. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring your own mug). Call 822-0570.

Museum Of Anthropology Public Program

Spring ID Clinic. MOA Archeology Lab from 7:30-9pm. Call 822-2567.


Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor. Old Aud. at 7pm. $5. Call 822-5574.

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wednesday, march 14

Essay Writing Information Session

MLA Documentation And The Research Essay. Buchanan A-102 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-1986.

Wednesday Noon Hours

Beethoven: Septet, Opus 20. Chan Centre Chamber Players. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4. Call 822-5574.

Germanic And Comparative Literature

Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" In Context. Floyd St.Clair, French; Karl Zaenker, German; Doug Tuck, Vancouver Opera; Andrew Busza, English, moderator. BuTo 218 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4060.

Green Lecture In Philosophy

Why Are We Conscious? Prof. Fred Dretske, Duke U. Buchanan D-239 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

The State Of Health Of The World's Children. Prof. Michael Sear. Pediatrics. IRC #414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Regulation Of Morphogenesis In Ovarian Surface Epithelium And Its Derivatives. Michelle Woo. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.


Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor. Old Aud. At 3:30pm. $5. Call 822-5574.

Geography Colloquium

Parks Canada And The International Donation Of Wildlife, 1915-70. Alan MacEarchern, Okanagan U College. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 822-5904.

Asian Research Seminar

Frustrated Transnationalism? The Case Of The Chinese In The Philippines, 1949-75. Edgar Wickberg. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-4688.

Public Lecture

Elements Of Precaution: The Future Of GM Foods. Prof. Brian Ellis, Agricultural Sciences. Scarfe 100 from 7-9pm. Call 822-1219.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Creating Community In A Divided World. Jean Vanier. St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson St. VST. To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815 or 434-1933 (ext. 44).

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thursday, march 15


A Special Graduate Conference On South Asia. CK Choi 120 from 9am-4:30pm. Call 221-6186.

Board Of Governors Meeting

Open Session begins at 8am. 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.

Pathology Distinguished Lecture Series

Immunophenotyping In Acute Leukemia: Beyond Lineage Assignment. Prof. Michael J. Borowitz, Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. VGH/Eye Care Centre Aud. from 8-9am. Call 875-2490.

Europe/Canadian Studies Lecture

Recasting European And Canadian History: Transcultural States, Nations And People. Dirk Hoerder, U of Bremen. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.


UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Devon Fornelli, percussion. Chan Centre at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Feminist Legal Studies Lecture Series

Equality Jurisprudence Under Section 15 Of The Charter, And Its Impact On Women's Equality. Lynn Smith, B.C. Supreme Court. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2:00pm. Call 822-6523.

Botany Seminar

Molecular Analysis Of Two Nitrate Transporter Gene Families (AtNRT1 and AtNRT2) Of Arabidopsis Thaliana. Mamoru Okamoto. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Representing Clouds In Global Climate Models. Philip Austin. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Philosophy Seminar

How Do You Know You Are Not A Zombie? Prof. Fred Dretske, Duke U. Buchanan B-216 at 1pm. Call 822-5675.


Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor. Music Recital Hall at 3:30pm. $5. Call 822-5574.


Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor; Masterclass students. Old Aud. at 7pm. $5. Call 822-5574.

Continuing Studies Public Lecture

The Avant-Garde: Still Shocking After All These Years. Laura Lamb, artist. University Women's Club, 1489 McRae Ave. from 7:30-9pm. $64.20 (adults); $58.85 (seniors); $32.10 (students). Call 822-1444.

Fireside Chat At Green College

Is Seeing Believing? Prof. Fred Dretske, Duke U. Green College Graham House at 7:30pm. Call 822-5675.

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friday, march 16

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Mental Health Reforms - An Update. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Fisheries Centre Seminar

Using Ecopath To Model The English Channel/La Manche. Richard Stanford; Bycatch Of Sharks In Pelagic Longline Fisheries. Julia Baum; Seminar Evaluation Of Harbour Porpoise Population Status Off Southern Vancouver Island. Anna Hall, Marine Mammal Research Unit. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque room from 11:30am-1pm. Call 822-2731.

Friday Noon Hours @ Main

Irish Music. Main Library Dobson Room at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Occupational Hygiene In Costa Rica: The New Challenges. Carlos Mata. Costa Rican Institute of Technology. UBC Hosp., Koerner Theatre G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861 or 822-0585.

Earth & Ocean Sciences Seminar

Tertiary Magmatism In Central B.C. (Nechako River Area): Progress And Problems. Bob Anderson, Geological Survey of Canada. GeoSciences 330-A from 3:30-4.30pm. Call 822-8610.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Kinetic Studies On Methane And Carbon Dioxide Hydrate Forming Systems. Phillip Servio. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Annual General Meeting

Graduate Student Society AGM 2001. Thea Koerner House Ballroom at 5:30pm. Doors open at 5:15pm. Dinner and meeting at 5:30pm. Student ID required. Call 822-6850.

Music Concert

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

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saturday, march 17


Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor. Chan Centre at 8pm. Tickets available through Ticketmaster or at the Chan Centre Box Office. Call 822-5574.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Animal Minds. Prof. Fred Dretske, Philosophy, Duke U. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-4636.

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sunday, march 18

Pacific Spirit Concert

Song Circle. Various artists. Music Recital Hall from 2pm. $10-$20. Call 822-5574.

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monday, march 19

Art Show

Ericka Chemko. SUB Art Gallery from 10am-4pm. Call 822-2901.

India And South Asia Research Seminar

Gandhi And Tagore. Prof. Trichar Rukmani, Hindu Studies, Concordia U. CK Choi 120 from 12noon-1:30pm. Call 822-4688.


UBC Student Composers. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Astronomy Seminar

Starbursts: A Cosmological Perspective. Tim Heckman. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

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tuesday, march 20

Botany Seminar

Evolutionary Radiations Of Tarweeds And Silverswords: Clausen, Keck And Hiesey Revisited. Bruce Baldwin, U of California. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Sedgewick Lecture

The Generation Of Caliban. Jonathan Goldberg, Johns Hopkins U. St. John's College lounge from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 822-9824.

Statistics Seminar

Psychometric Theory: Statistical Methodology For The Analysis Of Measurement Data. B. Zumbo, Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Program. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring your own mug). Call 822-0570.

Museum Of Anthropology Public Program

Haida Research Report. Irene Mills, Trisha Collison. MOA Theatre Gallery from 7-8:30pm. Call 822-5087.

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wednesday, march 21

Wednesday Noon Hours

A Children's Choir From The World Of Children's Festival. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $4. Call 822-5574.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

B-Vitamins And The Health Of BC Women: How Do We Measure Up? Asst. Prof. Ryna Levy Milne, Family Studies. IRC #414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

OGnRHII-Induced MAPK Activation And Characteristics In HGLCs. Xiaoming Zhu. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

School Of Nursing Rounds

Nursing Leadership And Oncology Nursing Practice. Lynn Stevenson, BC Cancer Agency. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-182 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Geography Colloquium

Reflections On The NDP's Forest Policy, 1991-2000. Who Is To Blame? The Local Or The Global? Roger Hayter, SFU. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 822-5904.

Senate Meeting

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

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thursday, march 22

Transformations Of Europe Studies Lecture

Politics, Identity, And Football In Stalin's Gotham: Spartak, The Party And Moscow Working Men. Prof. Bob Edelman, History, U of California. Buchanan B-216 from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.


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


Unity 1918. Kevin Kerr, Playwright. Buchanan B-226 from 12:30-1pm. Call 822-9824.


UBC Chamber Strings. Chan Centre at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Combining And Calibrating The Geophysical And Geochemical Inversion Problem In Dynamic Continental Crust, A Processes-Oriented Investigation Of The Ivrea Zone Crustal Section, Northern Italy. Geroge Bergantz, U of Washington. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Alternative And Integrated Medical Seminar

Ayurvedic Medicine. Sivakumar Varma, Chopra Centre for Well Being. IRC#5 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7604.

Forestry Public Lecture

Science In Service In Society: The Role Of Research. Peter Farnham, vice-president, Forestry and Raw Materials Research, Christine Dean, director, Western Timberlands Research, Weyerhaeuser. ForSciences 1005 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2727.

Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture

Trauma, Gender And The Politics Of National Filiation: Australia And Moffatt's Night Cries. E. Ann Kaplan, State U of New York. Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2757.

Botany Seminar

Using Chlorophyll Fluorescence To Investigate Nutrient Stress In Oceanic Diatoms. Rana El-Sabaawi. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.


The Blue Kate (China). CK Choi 120 from 1-3pm. Call 822-4688.

Intercultural Studies In Asia Seminar

Gender And Development: One Man's Cross-Cultural Perspective. Shiraz Ramji, SFU. CK Choi 129 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Call 822-4688.

Walter S. Owen Lecture

Legal Governance And Social Relations: Empowering Agents And The Limits Of Law. Prof. Alan J. Hunt. Curtis 101/102 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Reception to follow. Call 822-3151.

UBC Young Alumni Event

From Backpacks to Briefcases. Cecil Green Park House from 7- 9pm. $20. Refreshments. Call 822-3313.

Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Stephen Andrews: Likeness. Belkin Art Gallery from 8-10 PM Call 822-2759.

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friday, march 23

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Public Health Information System. Layton Engwer, BC Centre for Disease Control. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Art Exhibition

Stephen Andrews: Likeness. Belkin Art Gallery from 10am-5pm. Call 822-2759.


The Role Of National Marine Conservation Areas In Conservation Of Marine Biodiversity. Tom Tomascik, Parks Canada. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque room from 11:30am-1pm. Call 822-2731.


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

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Research In Agricultural Health And Safety At The University Of Washington Pacific Northwest Agricultural And Health Center. Matt Keifer, co-director. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861 or 822-0585.

Mathematics Colloquium

Phase Transitions In Computer Science. Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research. Mathematics 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments, Mathematics Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Overlapping Effects Of Cytokines (IL-3 and GM-CSF) On The Growth And Proliferation Of Hematopoietic Cells. Muhammad Arshad Chaudry. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

International House Multicultural Festival

Festiva 2001. International House from 5-10pm. $3-$5. Call 822-1265.


Operatic Excerpts. UBC Opera Ensemble, UBC Choral Union, UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Chan Centre at 8pm. Continues March 24 at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

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saturday, march 24

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Politics And Education: Reflections On Current Dilemmas. Michael Stevenson, president, SFU. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-4636.

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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 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 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. You and your child and a trained researcher will play a word game using puppets and toys or pictures. 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.

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 Psychology Dept. requires female volunteers who have experienced unwanted sexual activity to participate in a research project. If you have ever had sex with someone when you didn't want to, because the other person continued the event when you said no, forced or threatened to force you, or because you were given alcohol or drugs, and you would be interested in helping us with our research, please call 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. 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. Its main purpose is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are 19 different interest groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation and bridge to hiking. To join call Elizabeth Towers, president, at 224-5877 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership at 263-6612.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sage Bistro

Sage Bistro 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.


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