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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 06 | Mar. 22, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from March 25 through April 6, 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 25


Take Charge of Your Career. Liz Murray. Women's Resources Centre, 1144 Robson St. from 10am-4pm. $75. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca/wrc, e-mail wrc@cstudies.ubc.ca or call 482-8585.

Laureates' Concert

CBC Young Composers' Celebration. CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Chan Centre at 2pm. $12, adults; $10, students/seniors. Call 822-5574.

Green College Performing Arts Group

Spring Concert. Green College Choir. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

Super Classic Piano Series

Andras Schiff, piano. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call Ticketmaster at 280-3311 or 822-2697.

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monday, march 26


Enhancing People Skills: The Myers Briggs Approach. Marion Schapiro. Women's Resources Centre, 1144 Robson St. from 10am-4pm. $90. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc/wrc, e-mail wrc@cstudies.ubc.ca or call 482-8585.


Bach, Handel, Monteverdi And Others. Collegium Musicum Ensembles. Music Gessler Hall 116 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Applied Ethics Colloquium

Biocultural Issues In Ethnobotany: Does The Law Of Unintended Consequences Reign Supreme? Kelly Banister, UVic. FamSciences 50 from 2-4pm. Call 822-8625.

Astronomy Seminar

Mass Limits For Black Hole Formation. Chris Fryer, Uof California. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

Thematic Lecture Series

Children's Progress: Childhood, History And Science. Adriana Benzaquen, History. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.


CBC Young Composers' Celebration. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. $12, adults; $10, students/seniors. Call 822-5574.

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tuesday, march 27

Botany Seminar

Biological And Chemical Diversity Of Entomogenous Eumycota In Southcoastal British Columbia. Eduardo Jovel. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.


The Butterfly Lovers. UBC Chinese Music Ensemble; Du Yaxiong, director. Asian Centre Aud. at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Dow Lecture In Modern Chemistry

Vibrational Spectroscopy As A Probe Of Structure And Orientation In Polymeric Systems. Bruce Chase, DuPont. Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments at 12:30 pm. Call 822-2996.

India And South Asia Research Seminar

State And Nature Of South Asian Studies In Japan. Prof. Riho Isaka, Tokyo U. CK Choi 120 from 1:30-3:00pm. Call 822-4688.

Statistics Seminar

Recurrence Relation For Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimation Of Certain Left-Truncated Poisson Distributions. Prof. Jagdish Ahuja, Portland State U. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, (bring your own mug). Call 822-0570.

Graduate And Faculty Christian Forum

Identity, Agency And Community: Women's Emerging Literacy As Reflected In Bunyan's Narratives. Prof. Maxine Hancock, Regent College. Buchanan B Penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-3219.

Thematic Lecture Series

Regional Disparities, Centralization And Conflict: The Case Of The Southern Province In Sri Lanka. Prof. Sathyapala Pinnaduwage, Agricultural Economics, Ruhuna U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Museum Of Anthropology Public Program

An Evening Of Stories. MOA Great Hall from 6-9pm. Call 822-2415 or 822-5978.


Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: The Third Unspoken Pillar Of Democracy. C.D. Gonthier, Supreme Court justice. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 822-1878.

Laureates' Concert

CBC Young Composers' Celebration. Chan Centre at 8pm. $12, adults; $10, students/seniors. Call 822-5574.

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wednesday, march 28

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Dynamic Measurements Of Three-Dimensional Shoulder Kinetics. Andrew Karduna, Rehabilitation Sciences, MCP Hahnemann U. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. At 7am. Call 875-4192.

Japanese Research Seminar

Flying Geese In Asia: The Impacts Of Japanese Multinational Corporations As A Source Of Industrial Learning. Prof. David Edgington, Geography. CK Choi 120 from 12noon-1:15pm. Call 822-4688.

Another Look At Human Development Colloquium

Should Family Life Education Be Mandated In Canada? Asst. Prof. Jim Ponzetti, Family Studies. IRC #414 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.

Women's Studies And Gender Relations Lecture

The Flexible Woman. Asst. Prof. Ruth Buchanan, Law. Women's Studies reception area at 12:30pm. Call 822-9171.

IIGSP Noon-Hour Seminar

Grantspersonship. Sherrill Grace, English. Green College at 12:30pm. No outside food or beverages please. Call 822-1878.

Wood Science Seminar

Impact Of Technology On Global Forests And Wood Use. Prof. David Cohen. ForSciences 1221 from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0081.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

BRCA1 Mutations And Familial Ovarian Cancer. Takayo Ota. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Asian Research Seminar

Relevant Universities, Alternative Education And International Linkages: The Included And Excluded In Higher Education Reforms After 1994 In Sri Lanka. Prof. Sathyapala Pinnaduwage, Agricultural Economics, U of Ruhuna. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-4688.

Cosmological Interdisciplinary Research And Education Group

Traditional Chinese Views Of The Natural World. Daniel Overmyer, Asian Studies. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

Poetic Persuasions

Readings: The Sputnik Diner, Kingdom of Monkeys. Rick Maddocks, Adam Lewis Schroeder. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.

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thursday, march 29

Botany Seminar

Searching For Additional Components In The Mating-Type Associated Vegetative Incompatibility Response In Neurospora Crassa. Megan Hiltz. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

The Permeability Of The Continental Crust. Steve Ingebritsen, US Geological Survey. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.


UBC Contemporary Players. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Exploring Buddhist Philosophy Seminar

Buddhist Perspective On Stress. Richard Chu. Buchanan B-212 from 12:30-2:30pm. To register, visit www.welcome.to/ubc_sgi, e-mail ubc_sgi@canada.com or call 875-1688.

Physics Colloquium

TBA. Alan Shotter, TRIUMF. Hennings 201 from 4-5pm. Refreshments at Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2432.

Integrated Computer Systems Research Distinguished Lecture

Rethinking Engineering Research And Education For Post-PC Systems-On-A-Chip. Hugo De Man, Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. CICSR/CS 208 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-6894.

Law And Society

Adventures Of The Juridical. Alan Hunt, Law and Sociology, Carleton U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.


Collegium Musicum Ensembles. Music Gessler Hall 116 at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

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friday, march 30

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

Pneumococcal Disease And Its Prevention. David Scheifele, BC Centre for Vaccine Evaluation. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Teaching And Academic Growth Seminar

Making The Most Of Teaching, Learning And Technology In Higher Education. USB Telestudio from 9:30am- 12:30pm. To register www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/ or call 822-9149.

Fish 500 Seminar

Defining Logging Risk To BC's Freshwater Fish Fauna. Marc Porter, BC Fisheries. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11:30am-1pm. Call 822-2731.

Japanese Research/ Commerce/JETRO Seminar

Canada-Japan Trade Issues: What Are The Strategies For Major Trading. Prof. Motoshige Ito, U of Tokyo. CK Choi 120 from 12noon-1pm. Reception/lunch. To register call 484-4174.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Aggression And Violence In Health Care: Thinking About Risk. Prof. Neil Boyd, Criminology, SFU. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861 or 822-0585.


Law And Morality: Is There A Need For A Moral Order To Support Legal Decisions. C.D. Gonthier, Supreme Court justice. Curtis TBA at 12:30pm. Call 822-1878.


Collegium Musicum Ensembles. Music Gessler Hall 116 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Wet End Operation Issues: Study Of Recycle Dynamics And Control. Michael Chongping. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Toward A New Ministry Of Music. Fred Graham, Maureen Hollins, Jocelyn Pritchard. VST from 7:30-9:30pm. Continues March 31 from 9:30am-4pm. $96; $48 (group/seniors). To register e-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 822-9815.


University Singers. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

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saturday, march 31


University Singers. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

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sunday, april 1

Pacific Spirit Concerts

The Future Is Now: Works By Chopin, Strauss And Dvorak. Various artists. Music Recital Hall at 2pm. $10 (students); $20. Call 822-5574.

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monday, april 2


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

Ancient Greek Economic History Seminar

Property And Wealth In Classical Sparta. Stephen Hodkinson, Classics, U of Manchester. Buchanan B-216 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-4059.

VST Theological Forum

Millennial Musings: The Book Of Revelation. Harry Maier. VST from 4-5pm. Call 822-9815.

Thematic Lecture Series

Globalization And Canada-Asia Relations. Yuen Pau Woo, vice-president research/chief economist, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, april 3

Botany Seminar

The Protein Storage Vacuole: A Compound Organelle. John Rogers, Washington State U. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Lectures in Modern Chemistry

Noble Gas-Metal Chemical Bonding And Related Phenomena, Studied By FT Microwave Spectroscopy. Prof. Michael Gerry. Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 822-2996.

Faculty Women's Club Meeting

Annual General Meeting. Paul and Babette Deggan. Cecil Green Park House at 1pm. Call 224-5877.

Statistics Seminar

Assessing Informative Drop-Out In Models For Repeated Binary Data. Lee Er. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, (bring your own mug). Call 822-0570.

Art History And Visual Art Lecture

Where Existence Ends: Cronenberg's Virtual Reality. Teresa de Lauretis, U of California. Lasserre 102 at 5:30pm. Call 822-2757.

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wednesday, april 4

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

TBA. Dr. Steven Boyd, U of Calgary. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Women's Studies And Gender Relations Lecture

Global Feminism And Technical Communication: Beyond Local Boundaries. Prof. Amanda Goldrick-Jones, Writing and Women's Studies, U of Winnipeg. Women's Studies reception area at 12:30pm. Bring your lunch. Call 822-9171.


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

Obstetrics and Gynecology Seminar

Different Effects Of GnRH II On MMPs/TIMPs Between Decidual And Trophoblastic Cells. Chunshan Chou. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

School Of Nursing Rounds

Making Our Own Choices: Alternative And Complementary Therapy Use By Women Living With Breast Cancer. Lynda Baineaves. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-182 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Astronomy Seminar

Eight Billion Years Of Galaxy Evolution. Sidney van den Bergh, NRC. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-2267.

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thursday, april 5

Peter Wall Institute Exploratory Workshop

The International Ethics Of Security. Various speakers. University Centre 307 from 9am-4pm. Continues to April 6. To register, visit www.iir.ubc.ca/pwiasconferences/internationalethics/index.html or e-mail gamecock@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-4782.

10th Annual Arts County Fair

Big Sugar, Wide Mouth Mason, Choclair, Limblifter, Templar. Thunderbird Stadium from 12noon-9pm. $14. Call 822-4403.

Transformations of Europe Seminar

The Gypsy Problem In Eastern Europe. Gabrielle Matzner-Holzer, Austrian ambassador to Slovakia. Buchanan B-216 from 12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call 822-1452.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Preparing For An Eruption On The Most Volcanic Island In The Caribbean: Dominica. Mark Stasiuk, Geological Survey of Canada. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.

Commerce Lecture

Prof. Martin L. Puterman. Angus David Lam Amphitheatre at 1pm. Lunch at 12:30pm. To register, visit www.commerce.ubc.ca, e-mail jessie.lam@commerce.ubc.ca or call 822-8518.


Schrecker, Mahler, Resphighi. UBC Symphony Orchestra; Alexis Barthelemy, mezzo soprano. Chan Centre at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.

Physics Colloquium

TBA. Sidney van den Bergh, NRC. Hennings 201 from 4-5pm. Refreshments, Hennings 325 at 3:30pm. Call 822-2432.

Super Classic Song Series

Renee Fleming, soprano; Jean Yves Thibaudet, piano. Chan Centre at 8pm. $15-$82. Call 822-2697.

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friday, april 6

Health Care And Epidemiology Rounds

The GVRD Water And Turbidity Study. Ray Copes, Environmental Health. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid parking available in B Lot. Call 822-2772.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Respiratory Disease And Exposure To Airborne Mould In Lumber Mills. Lisa Ronald, Health Care and Epidemiology. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861 or 822-0585.


Friday Noon Hours At Main. Main Library Dodson 502 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.


Beta-Cell Turnover In The Pathogenesis Of Type Two Diabetes. Prof. Diane T. Finegood, Diabetic Research Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, SFU. IRC #3 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2052.


Schrecker, Mahler, Resphighi. UBC Symphony Orchestra; Alexis Barthelemy, mezzo soprano. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 822-5574.

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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 692-5616.

Lactose Intolerant?

Researchers at UBC are interested in learning more about lactose intolerance. Participation will take about 20-30 minutes of your time. If you are 19 years of age or older, experience lactose intolerance, live in the GVRD, and would like more information or to participate in this questionnaire-based study, call 822-2502.

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 822-9666 or the Shop 822-4529.

Theatre At UBC

The Beggar's Opera. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm. Continues to March 31. $16 adults; $10 student/senior; $2/ticket group or ten or more discount. Call 822-2678.

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 875-5122 or e-mail volunteers@cromedica.com.

Research Study

Researchers at the Dept. of Psychology 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 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 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. 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

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 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 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 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. Anthropology 432 Student Projects: What is Missing? Continues to Dec. 31. 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.

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.

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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