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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 19 | Nov. 29, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 3 through December 14, 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.

monday, dec. 3

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Regulation Of Glutamate Receptors By An AKAP Signaling Complex. Dr. Marcie Colledge, Oregon Health and Science University. Cunningham 160 from noon-1pm. Call 604-822-2052.

Forestry 50th Anniversary

Open House. ForSciences Atrium from 12:30-4:30pm. Call 604-822-8787.

Chalmers Institute Theological Forum

The One That Got Away! Justice In Canadian Fisheries Policies. Melanie Power, Fisheries Centre. VST Boardroom from 4-5pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-9815.

Nature of Creativity Lecture Series

Biological Bases of Creativity: Neurobiology of Creative Behaviour. Colin Martindale, U of Maine. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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tuesday, dec. 4

Modern Chemistry Lecture

The Currents of Life: Electron Tunnelling Through Biological Molecules. Prof. Harry Gray, Caltech. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.

Christmas Luncheon

Faculty Women's Club Meeting. Cecil Green Park House from 12noon -2:pm. $17. Call Barbara Tait at 604-224-0938.

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wednesday, dec. 5

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

Energy Expenditure And Mobility. Dr. Bonita J. Sawatzky. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Neuropharmacology Of Oscillations And Synaptic Plasticity In The Visual Cortex. Dr. Frank Tennigkeit, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research. Cunningham 160 from 12 noon-1pm. Call 604-822-2052. .

OBST 506 Seminar

The Study Of Early Embryo Development And Implantation By Co-Culture System. Dr. Jie Yan, PhD candidate. BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

CAE Colloquium 2001

Public Health And Population Health:What Can The Philosophy Of Biology And Bioethics Contribute? Jason Scott Robert, Dalhousie U. Angus 223 from 2-4pm. Call 604-822-8625.

School of Nursing Rounds

Highs And Lows: Researching Adolescents With Diabetes. Kathy O'Flynn-Magee. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-7453.

Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program

The Artist-Scientist Career Conundrum. Maria Klawe, Science dean. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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friday, dec. 7

Grand Rounds

Cost Effectiveness In Pharmacotherapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis. Carlo Mara, PhD candidate,

Health Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 604-822-2772.

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saturday, dec. 8


The Merry Widow. UBC Opera Ensemble, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra; Wallace Leung, conductor. Chan Centre from 8-10:30pm. $20; 14 (students/seniors). Tickets available at Ticketmaster 604-280-3311 and Chan Centre Box Office or call 604-822-5574.

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sunday, dec. 9


The Merry Widow. UBC Opera Ensemble, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra; Wallace Leung, conductor. Chan Centre from 3-5:30pm. $20; 14 (students/seniors). Tickets available at Ticketmaster 604-280-3311 and Chan Centre Box Office or call 604-822-5574.

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monday, dec. 10

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

The Influence Of Novel Peripheral Receptor Mechanisms On Sensory Input From The Craniofacial Region. Dr. Brian Cairns, Harvard Medical School. Cunningham 160 from 12 noon-1pm. Call 604-822-2052.

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tuesday, dec. 11


Modern Chemistry Real-Time Measurements Of Mitochondrial pH and Redox Potential With Designed Ratiometric GFP Variants. James Remington, U of Oregon. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.

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wednesday, dec. 12

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

TBA. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

OBST 506 Lecture

Characterization Of Two Novel ADAMTS Subtypes Expressed In Human Placental And Decidual Tissues. Alexander Beristain, MSc candidate. BC Women's Hospital 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

Senate Meeting

Regular Meeting Of The Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 from 7-9:30pm. Call 604-822-2951.

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friday, dec. 14

Grand Rounds

Mapping Child Development In Vancouver. Clyde Hertzman, Health Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 604-822-2772.

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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 604-681-5618.

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. Call Lynn or Janet at 604-822-7997.

Participants Needed

The Adult Development Lab at UBC is looking for adults interested in volunteering for (a) a focus group study looking at what it means to be your age today and/or (b) studies on visual memory and visual abilities. Call Pam at 604-822-5250 for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30. 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.

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.

Christmas at the Shop in The Garden

Shop early for fresh foliage wreaths, baskets and unique tree ornaments, made by the Friends of The Garden. New and exciting gift items, garden accessories and a wonderful selection of Gardening Books. Shop in The Garden, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 Southwest Marine Dr. Open daily: 10am -4:30 pm. Call Claire Stordy at 604-224-3380.

The Dickens Buffet

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

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