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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 18 | Nov. 15, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from November 18 through December 1, 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, nov. 18

Concert Band Festival

High School Honour Bands. Chan Centre at 1:30pm. Call 604-822-5574.

Pacific Spirit Concerts

Chopin, Schubert & Schumann - Pre-Concert Talk. Robert Silverman, piano. Music Recital Hall at 2pm. Concert at 3pm. $20/$10. Call 604-822-5574.


Opera Tea. UBCOpera Ensemble. Sage Bistro from 3-5pm. $20/$10. To reserve seating, call 604-822-5574.

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monday, nov. 19

Christmas Gift Fair

SUB from 9am-5pm. Continues to Nov. 23. Call 604-822-2901.


UBC Student Composers. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5574.

Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture

Memories Are Made Of This. Prof. Steven Rose, Brain and Behaviour Group, Open U. Hennings 202 at 12noon. Call 604-822-5675.

Comparative Literature

Kierkegaard And The Apocalypse. Prof. Bruce Kirmmse, History, Connecticut College. Green College Coach House from 12:30-2pm. Call 604-822-5158 or 604-822-1878..

Sustainability Co-ordinator Program Lecture

Why Homo Sapiens Is Inherently Unsustainable (And How To Fix It). Prof. William Rees, Community and Regional Planning. Asian Centre Aud. from 12:30pm-2pm. Bring your lunch. Call 604-822-0273.


Towards An Area Of Freedom, Security And Justice? The Theory And Praxis of EU Asylum And Refugee Policies. Nicholas Busch, researcher; journalist. St. John's College Lecture Hall 1080 from 5-6:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-8781.

Thematic Lecture

From The Heart: A Relational Approach To Conflict. Michelle LeBaron, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason U. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, nov. 20

Club Meeting

Faculty Women's Club Christmas Boutique And Tearoom. Cecil Green Park House from 10am-2pm. Call Sally Palm 604-222-2950.


Eulachon Fishery Culture. Teresa Ryan. Library Processing Centre 424 from 12noon-1.30pm. Call 604-822-9249.


Regulation Of RAS InT-Cells-Get A GRP. James Stone, U of Alberta. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

Botany Seminar

Understanding The Language Of Diatoms: Chlorophyll fluorescence As An Indicator Of Physiological Stress In Pseudo-Nitzschia Sp. Rana El-Sabaawi. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-2133.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Prof. Suning Wang, Queen's University. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1pm. Refreshments at 12:45pm. Call 604-822-3341.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Seminar

The Visible Geophysical Bathtub. W.K.W. (Bill) Li, Bedford Institute of Oceanography. BioSciences 1465 from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 604-822-5406.

Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture

The Molecular Mechanism Of Memory Formation. Prof. Steven Rose, director, Brain and Behaviour Research Group, Open U. Wesbrook 201 at 4pm. Reception Green College Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-5675.

Green College Speaker Series

Can Your Food Give You Alzheimer's Disease: The Role Of Environmental Neurotoxins. Christopher Shaw, Ophthalmology. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Biotechnology Career Workshop

Deans For Genes. Various speakers. First Nations Longhouse from 6-8:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-0581.

Fireside Chat

Science And Social Behaviour. Prof. Steven Rose, director, Brain and Behaviour Research Group, Open U. Green College Graham House at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-5675 or 604-822-1878.

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wednesday, nov. 21

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

Interesting Case Presentations. Dr. Marcel F.S. Dvorak. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.


Wednesday Noon Hours. Alexander Korsantia, piano. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. $4. Call 604-822-5574.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Burden Of Illness Scoring System For Pre-Eclampsia. Dr. Rajashree Devarakonda. BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

Association Of Professors Emeritii Lecture

About Images Of Justice. Hon. Mark de Weerdt, retired Judge, BC Supreme Court. Cecil Green Park House at 2pm. Refreshments at 1:15pm. Call 604-822-8918.

Applied Ethics Colloquium

The Contribution of Religious Studies to Ethics and Public Policy. Harold Coward, Indian Philosophy, U of Victoria. Hennings 304 from 2-4pm. Call 604-822-8625.

School Of Nursing Rounds

Developing An Educational And Support Intervention To Enhance Family Advocacy Skills: A Lesson In The Politics And Pragmatics Of Participatory Research. Assoc. Prof. Barbara Paterson. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-7453.

Physics Undergraduate Lecture

Ducted Tip Hydrofoils and Ducted Tip Propellers: Cavitation and Efficiency Improvements. Sheldon Green, Mechanical Engineering. Hennings 318 at 5pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3116.

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thursday, nov. 22

Fall Congregation

Chan Centre at 8:30am., 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm. Continues to Nov. 23. Call UBC-INFO (604-822-4636).

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

The Nature Of Global Atmospheric Motions: The Story Unfolds. Konel Pandolfo. GeoSciences 330-A from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5406.


Start Me Up. Prof. Pieter R. Cullis, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, senior vice-president, Research, Inex Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Chemistry 250 from 11am-12noon. Refreshments. Call 604-822-9357.

Physics Colloquium

Hendrik Schon, Bell Labs. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.

Regent College Workshop

Is This A Holy War? Islam, Jihad, And Obedience To God. John Stackhouse, Theology. Regent College at 7:30pm. Call 604-224-3245.

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friday, nov. 23

Health Care And Epidemiology Grand Rounds

How Secure Is Our Food? Herb Barbolet, founder, executive director, Farm Folk/City Folk Society. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 604-822-2772.


UBC Contemporary Players. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5574.

United Way Talk

Recent Experiences In India. Doug Paterson, Agricultural Sciences. MacMillan 160 at 12noon. Call 604-822-8929.

Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture

PTSD: There Is A New Generation Of Casualties Out There. Retired Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire. Buchanan B Penthouse at 12noon. Call 604-822-5675.

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Air Pollution From Traffic And The Development Of Childhood Asthma. Assoc. Prof. Michael Brauer. BioSciences 2321 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

Public Seminar

First Nations Fisheries In BC. Arnie Narcisse, BC Aboriginal Fisheries Commission. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2731.

Geography Colloquium

Baking The Tundra: Results From A Decade Of Experimental Warming. Greg Henry. Geography 212 from 3-4pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-2663.

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saturday, nov. 24

Women's Self-Defence Training

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). Cst. Trish Gagne, RCMP; Tom Claxton, Campus Security. SUB second floor from 10am-6pm. Continues to Nov. 25. $20 faculty/staff; $10 students; $50 public. To register, e-mail tclaxton@security.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-0211.

UBC Child Care Reunion

UBC Child Care Programs - A Legacy Of Caring. 2881 Acadia Rd. from 3-5pm. Call 604-822-6238.


UBC Chamber Strings. Chan Centre from 8-10pm. Call 604-822-5574.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Is Conflict Resolution The New Peacekeeping? Are There Casualties Involved? Retired Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-4636.

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sunday, nov. 25

Spirit of Islam Lecture

The Writing On the Wall: Islam In the Public Sphere. Amyn Sajoo, Insitute of Ismaili Studies, London. MOA at 2pm. Free with admission. Call 604-822-5950.

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monday, nov. 26

Christmas Gift Fair

SUB from 9am-5pm. Continues to Nov. 30. Call 604-822-2901.

Green College Special Lecture

Academic Research And The Corporate Community. Don Welsh, Physiology and Biophysics, Smooth Muscle Research Group, U of Calgary. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

What Is A Good Teacher? Philosophical Ruminations On Public Education. Scott Priestman, Educational Studies. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878.


The Ins And Outs Of Chinese Language And Culture Translation. Prof. Jan Walls, SFU. St. John's College Fairmont Social Lounge from 8-9:30pm. Call 604-822-8781.

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tuesday, nov. 27

Shop In The Garden

Christmas At The Shop In The Garden. Wreaths And Tree Ornaments. UBC Botanical Garden from 10am-4:30pm. Continues to Dec. 15. Call 604-822-4529.


From Desire To Resistance. Sylvie Belanger, artist. Lasserre 102 from 12noon-2pm. Call 604-822-2757.

Graduate Seminar

Ecotourism And Protected Areas. Peter Rossing Nielson. Library Processing Centre 424 from 12noon-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9249.


Mating, Morphogenesis And Virulence In Smut Fungi. Nancy Lee, Kronstad Lab. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3301.


The Chilean Approach To Human Security. His Excellency Alvaro Zúñiga, Chilean Ambassador to Canada. Liu Centre Multi Purpose Room from 12:30-2pm. Call 604-822-3135.

Botany Seminar

Biological And Chemical Studies On Fungal-Insect Interactions In South Coastal BC. Eduardo Jovel. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-2133.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Radioactive Beams And The Synthesis Of Super Heavy Elements. Mark Stoyer, Lawrence Livermore Lab. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments available at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.


Cosmology And The Role Of Presuppositions In Science. David van Baak, Physics, Calvin College. Buchanan Penthouse B-500 from 4-5:15pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3219.

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wednesday, nov. 28

Epidemiology Grand Rounds

The Use Of Administrative Databases To Assess Outcomes In Orthopaedics. Dr. Nelson Greidanus. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

A Practical Example Of Bayesian Belief Networks As A Method Of Modelling And Predicting Benthic Impact Associated With Marine Aquaculture. Nara Mehlenbacher. ChemEng 206 at 12noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Effect Of Electrofusion Parameters And Donor Cell Size On Bovine Embryo Nuclear Transfer. Ki Yon Kim. BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

Physics Undergraduate Lecture

Cosmology Douglas Scott. Hennings 318 at 5pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3116.

Green College Writer-In-Residence

Poetry Reading. Nadine King Chambers, poet. Green College at 8pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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thursday, nov. 29

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Whales And Wild Salmon: The Consequences Of An Ecological Perspective In The 21st Century. Alexandra Morton, Raincoast Research. GeoSciences 330-A from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5406.

United Way Talk

Travels In Ladakh. David Shackleton, Agricultural Sciences. MacMillan 160 at 12noon. Call 604-822-8929.

ICICS Distinguished Lecture

Tangible Bits: Towards A Seamless Interface Between People, Bits And Atoms. Hiroshi Ishii, founder, director Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Call 604-822-6894.

Physics Colloquium

Ned Khan. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.

Law And Society

An Aural History Of Property: Images Of Ownership In Music. Bruce Ziff, U of Alberta. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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friday, nov. 30

Open House

UBC At Robson Square. 800 Robson St. from 9am-6pm. Continues Dec. 1. Call UBC-INFO (604-822-4636).

Health Care And Epidemiology Grand Rounds

Use Of Molecular Epidemiology Techniques In TB Control. Kevin Elwood, respirologist, director, TB ControlBC Centre for Disease Control. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 604-822-2772.

Public Seminar

A Web Of Small Tensions. Robert Francis, Aquatic and Fishery Science, U of Washington. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2731.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Determinants Of Dust Exposure In BC Sawmills: A Comparison Of Two Predictive Models. Melissa Friesen, occupational hygienist, BC Cancer Control Agency. BioSciences 2321 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

The Role Of The Liu Centre And Current Foreign Policy Issues. Lloyd Axworthy, Liu Centre. Robson Square Theatre from 1:30-2:30pm. Call 604-822-4636.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

Dynamic Growth Entrepreneurship: Building For The Future. Daniel Muzyka, dean, Commerce and Business Administration. Robson Square Theatre from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-4636.

Geography Colloquium

Reflections Of Colonial Power And Its Discontents. Cole Harris. Geography 212 from 3-4pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-2663.


Continuity And Discontinuity Of Confucian Tradition In Late Choson Korean Society. Prof. Kim In-Geol, Seoul National U. CK Choi Seminar room from 3:30-5pm. Call 604-822-4688.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Seminar

Ice Sheets And The Ocean Thermohaline Circulation (THC) During Glacial Periods. Lawrence A. Mysak, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill U. GeoSciences 330-A from 4-5pm. Call 604-822-5406.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

The Question Of Biography. Prof. Ira B. Nadel, English. Robson Square Theatre from 4:30-5:30pm. Call 604-822-4636

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

Biotechnology: Myths And Realities. Prof. Sid Katz, Pharmacology. Robson Square Theatre from 7-8pm. Call 604-822-4636.


The Dream Of Gerontius. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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saturday, dec. 1

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

AIDS Update. Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy, Pathology, director, BC Centre for Excellence; Dr. Martin Schecter, Canada Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Urban Population Health. Robson Square Theatre at 9:30am. Call 604-822-4636..

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Transportation. Gordon Lovegrove, various speakers. Robson Square Theatre at 11am. Call 604-822-4636.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

Astronomy And The Cosmos. Jaymie Matthews; Stephane Courteau, Physics and Astronomy. Robson Square Theatre at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-4636.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

Keeping Ahead Of The Bugs. Prof. Brett Finlay, Biotechnology Laboratory. Robson Square Theatre at 2pm. Call 604-822-4636.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

Body And Soul. David Tarrant, Agricultural Sciences. Robson Square Theatre at 3:30pm. Call 604-822-4636.

Best Of UBC Speaker Series

The Brain, The Next Frontier. Max Cynader, director, Brain Research Centre. Robson Square 2C.400 from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 604-822-4636.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Insects As Friends And Foes. Prof. Judith Myers, Zoology. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-4636.

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Dickens Buffet

The Dickens Buffet is back at Cecil Green Park on Dec. 6 and 7. Please call UBC Catering at 604-822-2018 for reservations or more information.

STAR Breast Cancer Prevention Study

Volunteers are needed to participate in a breast cancer prevention trial being conducted at UBC Hospital. Two drugs, Raloxifene (Evista) and Tamoxifen, are being studied to see which works better at preventing breast cancer. Women must be postmenopausal and have an increased risk for developing breast cancer. Interested women should call Lynn or Janet at 604-822-7997.


UBC student wants to participate in research projects. Is experienced in data management and analysis. E-mail gatench@interchange.ubc.ca.

UBC Research

Boys between seven and nine (with or without ADHD) and their mothers are needed for a study. Mothers receive $20 and children get a UBC t-shirt. If interested, please call 604-822-9037.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday at the Asian Centre Tea Gallery from 1-1:50pm while classes are in session. Call 604-822-2573.

Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Conceptions: The Conceptual Document 1968-1972. From Sierra Maestra To La Habana: The Drawings Of Chago. Continues to Dec. 2. Tuesday to Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm. (Closed Mondays; holidays). Call 604-822-2759.

Sexuality Study

Researchers at the Dept. of Psychology and Division of Sexual Medicine are conducting a study examining sexual functioning in women receiving estrogen replacement therapy. Both sexually healthy women, as well as women who have recently experienced a change in their orgasmic functioning are welcome. For further information, please contact 604-822-2952. Your confidentiality will be assured. All participants will receive an honorarium for their participation.

Participants Wanted

Would you like to share your story about your experience with health care professionals? We are conducting a study of patient perceptions about helpful and unhelpful communications in fibromyalgia. In order to learn more about what makes communication effective, we are asking individuals who have had fibromyalgia for at least five years to participate in our study. Participation will involve one or two interviews in a location convenient to you, and possibly a focus group interview at a later time. The interviews usually take about an hour. All information will be kept confidential. If you would like more information about the study, please e-mail andrea_con@hotmail.com or call Andrea Con, project coordinator 604-822-8070.

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.

Research Project Volunteers Needed

Stress And Coping In Female Clerical Workers. Educational and Counseling 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.

Legal Clinic Open

UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) runs clinics all over the Lower Mainland. LSLAP has been working in the community for over thirty years and is currently British Columbia's second largest legal aid organization. For more information about the program, 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 Leaders Wanted

"Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" a series of six free workshops that help people develop the skills to get the most out of life is looking for volunteer leaders. This program 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 sign up for a free Leader Training Workshop August 9, 10, 16 and 17 by contacting Mark Davies 604-822-0634. To view our Web site www.ihpr.ubc.ca/healthyliving.

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.

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.

Sage Bistro

Sage at the University Centre presents "evening dining and afternoon cocktails on the campus." Year-round evening dining is available at the University Centre Tuesday to Friday from 3:30-9pm. We invite you, your guests and the university community at large to celebrate with us our second step down the path, our commitment to quality in product and service, the unwavering goal. Call 604-822-1500.

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.

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

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

The Spirit Of Islam: Experiencing Islam Through Calligraphy. Continues to May 12, 2002. Dempsey Bob: The Art Goes Back To The Stories. MOA at 11am. Continues to Dec. 31, 2002. A Connoisseur's Collection: Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Donation. Continues to Feb. 28, 2002. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30, 2002. 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 Thursdays at 11:30am. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre main lobby. 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.

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