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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 15 | Oct. 4, 2001

Calendar

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from October 7through October 20, 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, oct. 7

Concert

Monteverdi To Verdi. UBC Opera Ensemble; Ensemble II Rugiero, instrumentalists. Chan Centre from 8-10pm. $20; $14. Tickets available at Ticketmaster 604-280-3311 and Chan Centre Box Office or call 604-822-5574.

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tuesday, oct. 9

Exhibit

Dempsey Bob: The Art Goes Back To The Stories. MOA at 11am. Continues to Dec. 31, 2002. Call 604-822-5087.

Resources And Environment Seminar

Eco-Industrial Development At The Burnaby Incinerator. Jonah Spiegelman, Management and Environmental Studies. Library Processing Centre 424 from 12noon-2pm. Call 604-822-9249.

Medical Genetics Seminar

Studies On Human Sex Determination. Prof. Malcolm Ferguson-Smith, Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge UBC's Children's and Women's Health Centre D-308 from 12noon-1pm. To register, visit www.medgen.ubc.ca/seminars/seminars.htm. Call 604-822-5312.

Seminar

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Metabolism In Mesophilic And Psychrotolerant Bacteria. Emma Master, Mohn Lab. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Heterocyclic Natural Product Synthesis: Opportunities In Reaction Design. Prof. Robert Batey, U of Toronto. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments available at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.

Green College Speaker Series

Four Genders In Early Modern Japan. Joshua Mostow, Asian Studies. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Green College Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

The Craft Of Fiction. Michael Katz, publisher, Tradewind Books. Carr Hall Conference Room from 7-9:30pm. $203.30. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-1444.

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wednesday, oct. 10

Orthopedic Grand Rounds

Pediatrics Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Dr. Stephen J. Tredwell; Dr. Christopher W. Reilly. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Festival Of Fall Colours

Fall Sustainability Fair And Barbecue. SUB Lower Plaza from 10am-2pm. Call 604-822-9456.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Opportunities For Chemical Engineers In Eco-Industrial Development. Tracy Casavant, principal, Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd. ChemEng 206 at 12noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Medical Genetics Grand Rounds

Applications Of Chromosome Painting To Clinical Diagnosis And Karyotype Evolution. Prof. Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith, Centre for Veterinary Science, Cambridge UBC's Children and Women's Health Centre Chan Centre Aud. from 12 noon-1pm. To register, visit www.medgen.ubc.ca/seminars/seminars.htm. Call 604-822-5312.

Concert

Hindemith And Schulhoff. David Harding, viola; Lorna McGhee, flute; Kenneth Friedman, bass. Music Recital Hall at 12noon. $4. Call 604-822-5574.

Physics Colloquium

MAP Project And The Early Universe. Prof. Mark Halpern. Hennings 318 at 12 noon. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3116.

Women's Studies Lecture

Reading: Under The Mink. Lisa Davis. Buchanan B Penthouse from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-9171.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Dr. Bruce Verchere, BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

Seminar

When Free Expression Hits The Fan: Contemporary Art In Indonesia. Prof. Astri Wright, Uof Victoria. CK Choi Building 120 from 4:30-6pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-6475.

Continuing Studies Lecture

Vancouver Symphony Companion. Rodney Sharman, composer; David Phillips, teacher. Music 113 from 7:30-9pm. $42.80; seniors $37.45. Continues Oct. 24, Nov. 7. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-1444.

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thursday, oct. 11

Health Promotion Research Seminar

Library Processing Centre 424 from 12:15-1:30pm. Call Jim Frankish or Shona Kelly at 604-822-2258.

Physics Colloquium

The Great Vison Hunt: Searching For Spin-Charge Separation In The Cuprate Superconductors. Doug Bonn. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.

Conference

Rethinking Citizenship In The Canadian Federation: A Conference In Honour Of Alan C. Cairns. Peter Wall Centre from 7:15-5:30pm. Continues to Oct. 13. Call 604-822-4354.

English/Theatre Conference

Staging The Pacific Province 2: A Conference On British Columbia Theatre. Various speakers. Frederic Wood Theatre from 9:30am-7pm. Continues to Oct. 13. To register, visit www.bctheatre.ucfv.bc.ca. E-mail english.undergraduate@ubc.ca. Call 604-822-9817.

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friday, oct. 12

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

How Did The Earth Get Oxygen? Paul Falkowski, Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Rutgers U. GeoSciences 330-A from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5406.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Mine Stability And Prevention Of Injury. Rimas Pakalnis, associate professor, Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, BioSciences 2321 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

Concert

Bruckner: Symphony #5. UBC Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, conductor. Chan Centre from 8-10pm. $15-$35. Tickets available through Ticketmaster 604-280-3311 or the Chan Centre Ticket Office 604-822-5574.

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saturday, oct. 13

Women's Self-Defence Training

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). Const. Trish Gagne, RCMP; Tom Claxton, Campus Security. SUB second floor from 10am-6pm. Continues to Oct. 14. $20 faculty/staff; $10 students; $50 public. To register, e-mail tclaxton@security.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-0211.

Apple Festival

UBC Botanical Garden from 11am-4pm. Continues Oct. 14. Call 604-822-9666 or 604-822-3928.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Davos Debates. Freeman Dyson, Princeton U. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-4636.

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sunday, oct. 14

Continuing Studies Writing Workshop

Writing Historical Fiction: Basic Do's And Don'ts For Unpublished Writers. Jack Whyte, writer. Carr Hall Conference Room from 10am-4:30pm. $144.45 includes lunch. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-1444.

Concert

Opera Tea At Sage Bistro. UBC Opera Ensemble. University Centre Sage Bistro from 3-5pm. $20 adult; $10; senior/student; $5 child, includes delicious pastry buffet. Call 604-822-5574.

Concert

Pacific Spirit Concerts: Rachmaninoff And Corigliano. Eric Wilson, cello; Patricia Hoy, piano. Music Recital Hall from 3-5pm. $20 adult; $10 senior/student. Call 604-822-5574.

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monday, oct. 15

Concert

String Chamber Ensembles. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5574.

19th Century Studies

The Impressionists And The Dreyfus Affair. Phillip Nord, History, Princeton U. Green College at 12noon. (No outside food or beverages please.) Call 604-822-1878.

Applied Mathematics Seminar

Quantum Recurrences, Fractal Carpets, And Jacobi Theta Functions. Prof. William Reinhardt, Chemistry, U of Washington. Klinck 301 from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-4584.

Thematic Lecture

Creativity And Morality: A Cross-Cultural Philosophical Perspective. Eliot Deutsch. U of Hawaii. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Continuing Studies Lecture

Wandering Wombs And Shrieking Mandrakes: A History of Western Healing Traditions. Leonard George, psychologist, writer and broadcaster. Carr Hall Conference Room from 7-9pm. $144.45. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-1444.

Journalism Debate

Changing Channels: The Shifting Landscape Of Vancouver Television. Donna Logan, moderator; various panelists. Roundhouse Community Centre Performance Theatre, 181 Roundhouse Mews at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-6688.

Member Speaker Series

Explaining The Universe With A Piece Of String? Neville Dubash, Mechanical Engineering. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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tuesday, oct. 16

United Way Pancake Breakfast

IRC main foyer from 7:30-10am. $3. Call 604-822-8929.

Seminar

Quorum Sensing In Burkholderia Cepacia. Shawn Lewenza, Hancock Lab. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Photochem Degradable Polymers: Role Of The Radical Cage Effect Determining Degradation Efficiencies. Prof. David R. Tyler, U of Oregon. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45pm. Refreshments available at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.

Statistics Seminar

Bayesian Analysis Of The Dynamic Hierachical Model With Application To A Changepoint Problem. Jerome Asselin. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (bring your own mug). Call 604-822-0570.

Green College Speaker Series

Francisco Guerrero And The Tradition Of Sacred Song In Renaissance Spain. Rosanne King, Music. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.

Public Lecture

Jonathan King, curator, North American Collection, British Museum. MOA at 7pm. Call 604-822-5087.

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wednesday, oct. 17

Orthopedic Grand Rounds

Foot And Ankle Reconstruction For Lateral Ankle Instability. Dr. John-Paul Veri. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Chalmers Institute

Somerville Event in Spirituality. Through our Long Exile: Contextual Theology and the Urban Experience.

Rev. Kenneth Leech, St. Botolph's Church. VST from 9:30am-4pm. $50; $45 group; $25 senior. To register, visit www.vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.

Festival of Fall Colours

SUB Waste On Display. SUB from 10am-2pm. Call 604-822-9456.

Physics Colloquium

Prof. Susan Allen, Earth and Ocean Sciences. Hennings 318 at 12noon. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3116.

Concert

Wednesday Noon Hours: Marchand, Saint-SaŽns And Bedard. Denis Bedard, organ. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. $4. Call 604-822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Targeted Selection Of Cells: Biology Meets Engineering. Steven Woodside, scientist, Stemcell Technologies Inc. ChemEng 206 at 12noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Women's Studies Lecture

Marina Morrow. Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-9171.

Law And Society

Stop The Rape Of The World: An Ecofeminist Critique Of Sustainable Development. Annie Rochette, Law. Green College at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

Screening For Novel Inhibitors Of Tumor Cell Invasion. Dr. Calvin Roskelley, Anatomy. BC's Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

School Of Nursing Rounds

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes And Exposure To Domestic Violence. Patti Janssen. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3- 4pm. Call 604-822-7453.

Applied Ethics Inaugural Lecture

Why We Model: Simulation, Ethics And Technology. Peter Danielson, Green College Coach House from 5-6pm. Call 604-822-8625.

Senate Meeting

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

19th Century Studies

Directions In Teaching The 19th Century. (No outside food or beverages please.) Call 822-1878.

William Sutherland Maxwell Lecture

From Genes To Therapies: A New Approach To Human Health. Dr. Michael Hayden, Director - Canadian Genetic Diseases Network . Baha'i Centre, 5880 Main St., from 8-9:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-323-9919.

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thursday, oct. 18

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Andreas Schmittner, School of Earth And Ocean Sciences, U of Victoria. Geological Sciences Bldg. 330-A from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5406.

Continuing Studies Lecture

Understanding Genetics. Prof. Anthony Griffiths, Botany. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter Kaye Room from 12noon-1:30pm. $74.90; $69.55 seniors. To register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-1444.

Opera Quiz

CBC Opera Quiz Taping. Stuart Hamilton. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5574.

Peter Wall Institute Theme Development Workshop

Towards A UBC University History. University Centre 307 from 12noon-2pm. To pre-register, call 604-822-4962.

United Way Barbecue

Plant Ops Barbecue. USB foyer at 12 noon. Call 604-822-8929.

Vocal Workshop

Vocal Workshop With Stuart Hamilton. Stuart Hamilton. Music Recital Hall from 1-3pm. Call 604-822-5574.

History Of Education Seminar

Oxford Vs. Cambridge: Two Styles Of Classics. Christopher Stray, U of Wales. Ponderosa Annex G Lounge from 3:30-6pm. Call 604-822-2889.

Physics Colloquium

Michel Gingras, Waterloo U. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.

Science And Society

Eighteenth-Century Chemists Between Revolutions: Public And Private Science. Trevor Levere, U of Toronto. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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friday, oct. 19

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Infectious Diseases: A Threat To The Traveller. Prof. Grant Stiver, Medicine. BioSciences 2321 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

History of Classical Studies Lecture

Classics In British Society In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries. Christopher Stray, Classics and Ancient History, U of Wales. Buchanan B Penthouse from 1-2pm. Call 604-822-2889.

Fall Theology Conference

What Does It Mean To Be Saved? Broadening Evangelical Horizons of Salvation. Various speakers. Regent College from 1:30-5:45pm. $95; $150 couple; $65 student/senior; $10 late fee charged after Oct. 12. Refreshments. To register, visit www.regent-college.edu. E-mail conferences@regent-college.edu. Call 604-224-3245.

Masterclass

French Art Song. Music Recital Hall from 3-6pm. $5. Call 604-822-5574.

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saturday, oct. 20

Masterclass And Concert

French Repertoire. Music Recital Hall from 11-am-1:30pm (masterclass); at 3pm (concert). $5 (masterclass). $10, adults; $5, seniors/students (concert). Call 604-822-5574.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Terra Incognita: Pathfinding In Science. Prof. John Hepburn, Chemistry. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-4636.

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notices

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 1-2pm while classes are in session. Call 604-822-2573.

Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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 Counselling 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

Dempsey Bob: The Art Goes Back To The Stories. MOA at 11am. Continues to Dec. 31 2002. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30, 2002. Early Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Gift. Continues to Oct. 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.

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.

BC SMILE

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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