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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 09 May 10, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from May 13 through June 9, 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, may 13

Mother's Day Tea

Opera Excerpts. UBC Opera Ensemble. Sage Bistro at 3pm. $20; $15 group. For tickets call Cindy at 604-822-5574.

Music Classic Concerts

Classic Concerts With The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Will Kesling, conductor. Chan Centre from 8-10pm. $20; $15. Call 604-822-2697.

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monday, may 14

Molecular Biophysics Inaugural Symposium

Various topics. Various speakers. Chemistry B-250 from 8:30am-12:40pm. Call 604-822-3266.

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wednesday, may 16

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Case Presentation - Hand And Upper Extremity. Various speakers. VGH/Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 604-875-4272.

Social Activities

International House Summer Events/Activites. International House Volunteer Room from 10am-10pm. Call 604-822-1265.

Mental Health Education

Stigma, Early Psychosis, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Therapeutic Approach. Various speakers. GF Strong lecture theatre from 6:30-9pm. Continues to June 13. Call Grace at 604-872-4902.

Senate Meeting

Regular Meeting Of The Senate. UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 604-822-2951.

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thursday, may 17

Distinguished Lecture Series

The Freezing Of Biological Systems: Theory And Practice. Prof. Locksley McGann, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology; U of Alberta. BC Cancer Agency Jambor Aud. from 8-9am. Refreshments. Call 604-875-2490.

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 604-822-2127.

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friday, may 18

Health Care And Epidemiology Grand Rounds

New Directions For First Nations Health In The 21st Century. Dr. J. David Martin; Dr. Jay Wortman, Medical Services Branch. Mather 253 from 9-10:00am. Call 604-822-2772.

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tuesday, may 22

Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar

Genetic And Functional Genomic Approaches To Explore Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Roles In Budding Yeast. Dr. Brenda Andrews, Medical Genetics and Microbiology, U of Toronto. IRC #3 from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-875-3832.

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wednesday, may 23

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Deltoid Ligament Problems Post Reconstruction And Arthroplasty. Dr. Alastair Younger. VGH/Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 604-875-4272.

Peter Wall Institute Seminar

Winged Keels And Millennium Rigs: The State Of Science In The Modern America's Cup. Tom Schnackenberg, America's Cup winner, leader, Team New Zealand. University Centre conference room at 10am. Call 604-822-5822.

Peter Wall Institute Seminar

Learning For Extraordinary Projects: How Team New Zealand Wins And Defends The America's Cup. Tom Schnackenberg, America's Cup winner, leader, Team New Zealand. University Centre conference room at 2pm. Call 604-822-5822.

Music Baccalaureate

Various artists; Opera Ensemble. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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thursday, may 24

Leader Training Workshop

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions Program: Teaching People With Chronic Conditions To Help Themselves. Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre, 2110 W. 43rd Ave. from 10am-4pm. Call Mark Davies 604-822-0634.

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friday, may 25

Health Care And Epidemiology Grand Rounds

Mental Health Reforms - An Update. Marilyn Suski, Riverview Hospital. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 604-822-2772.

Leader Training Workshop

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions Program: Teaching People With Chronic Conditions To Help Themselves. Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre, 2110 W. 43rd Ave. from 10am-4pm. Call Mark Davies 604-822-0634.

Green College Conference

Risk And Morality. Ian Hacking, Philosophy, College de France; U of Toronto. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Public Forum

Remaining Human: In The Face Of Our Growing Dependency On Technology. Frederic Wood Theatre from 8-10pm. Continues May 26. Call 604-822-6502.

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saturday, may 26

Green College Conference

Theorizing Risk And Morality. Green College from 9:30am-1pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Green College Conference

Insurance. Green College from 2:30-5:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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sunday, may 27

Green College Conference

Politics And Justice. Green College from 9:30am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Green College Conference

Healthcare. Green College from 2-5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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friday, may 30

German History, Politics And Culture Reception

At The Turn Of The Millenium: Continuity And Change In German Politics And Culture Welcoming Reception. Gage Towers Residence at 6pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

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thursday, may 31

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

Looking Back On The Seven Germanys Of The 20th Century: Continuities And Discontinuities In German History. Prof. Hartmut Lehmann, Gottingen U. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 9-10:30am. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

Leader Training Workshop

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions Program: Teaching People With Chronic Conditions To Help Themselves. Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre, 2110 W. 43rd Ave. from 10am-4pm. Call Mark Davies 604-822-0634.

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

Enough Problems Without A Woman Like You. Women And Gender In German Historiography. Doris Bergen, Notre Dame U. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

Artists And The State. Patterns Of Control In The 20th Century. Kurt, Gladys Lang, U of Washington. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 1:45-3pm. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

Max Weber's Legacy For The 21st Century. Tom Kemple. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 9-10:30am. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

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friday, june 1

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

Have The Germans Really Changed? The Evidence From The 1968 Generation. Steven Taubeneck; Masochism And The German Colonial Imagination. Sabine Wilke, U of Washington. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 9-10:30am. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

Leader Training Workshop

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions Program: Teaching People With Chronic Conditions To Help Themselves. Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre, 2110 W. 43rd Ave. from 10am-4pm. Call Mark Davies 604-822-0634.

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Peanut Shells: An Archive Of Performance. Fluxus, Etc. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at 10am. Call 604-822-2759.

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

The Liberal Tradition In German And Austrian Political Culture. Harry Ritter, Western Washington u; Confronting Reality In Post-Unification East Germany. Cecilia Chessa, Lewis and Clark College. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

In The Wake Of Auschwitz. Jewish Literature And Collective Memory In German Since 1989. Steven Schroeder; Jus Sanguinis. Various speakers. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 1:30-3pm. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

German History, Politics And Culture Colloquium

On Being A Good German: The Case Of Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze. John Conway. Ponderosa Cedars Room from 3:30-5pm. Call 604-822-2561 or 604-822-6403.

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saturday, June 2

Peter Wall Institute Exploratory Workshop

The Social And Moral Dimensions Of Hereditary Risk and Genetic Testing. Various speakers. University Centre 307 at 9am. Continues to June 7. Call 604-822-0536.

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thursday, June 7

Chalmers Institute

Disciple Bible Study Leaders' Training. VST at 11am. To register visit www.vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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friday, june 8

Chalmers Institute

Taize Workshop. Brother Emile. VST from 10am-4pm. To register visit www.vst.edu. E-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Chalmers Institute

Taize Retreat. Brother Emile. VST at 7pm. Continues to June 10. To register visit www.vst.edu. E-mail ci@vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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saturday, june 9

Chalmers Institute

Disciple Bible Study Leaders' Training. VST at 11:30am. To register visit www.vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

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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.

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 with binoculars and bird books (and bring your own, if you have them). Call 604-822-9149.

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 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.

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 604-822-8040.

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.

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

Early Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Gift. Continues to Oct. 30. Echoes 2001. Continues to May 13. 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 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 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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