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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 13September 6, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from September 9 through 22, 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, sept. 9

Feast Of Fields

Farm Folk/City Folk Feast Of Fields. UBC South Campus Farm from 1 to 5pm. $60 in advance. Call 604-730-0450 or 604-822-5092.

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monday, sept. 10

Career Services Workshops

Writing A Winning Resume. Brock Hall 2001 from 1-3pm. Call 604-822-4011.

Open House

Annual UBC MD/PhD Student Research Forum And Open House. Peter Wall from 1:30-5pm. Call 604-875-5063.

Biochemistry Seminar

Prokaryotic Promoters In The Test Tube And In The Environment. Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 604-822-0042.


The Politics Of Language In Europe And Canada. Jean Laponce; various speakers. Green College Coach House at 4pm. Continues to Sept. 11. Refreshments. Call 604-822-1452.

Thematic Lecture

The Story Of Creativity: Historical Perspectives And Interpretations. Dean Keith Simonton, Psychology, U of California. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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tuesday, sept. 11

Faculty Women's Club Program

Coffee On The Terrace - Welcome Back. Cecil Green Park House at 10am. Call 604-222-2950.

Microbiology Dolman Lectureship

Prokaryotic Promoters In The Test Tube And In The Environment. Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3308.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Optical Cavities At Work: Novel Applications To Spectroscopic Sensing. Prof. Brian Orr, Environmental and Life Sciences, Macquarie U. Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3341.

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wednesday, sept. 12

Orthopaedics Grand Rounds

Recon Division. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-5555 ext. 62806.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Dimensional Hydrodynamic Similitude In Three-Phase Fluidized Beds With Application To Syncrude's LC-Finer. Arturo Macchi. ChemEng 206 at 12noon. Call 604-822-3238.

History Lecture

Joseph Conrad's Debt To The Eastern Seas. Joep a Campo, lecturer, World History, Erasmus U. Buchanan B-221 from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5178.

Asian Research Seminar

The Fluid World: Fragmenting Authority, Increasing Capability, Transient Places, And Insecurity. Barrie M. Morrison, honorary professor. CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 604-822-4688.

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thursday, sept. 13

Indoor Plant Sale

Botanical Garden from 11am-5pm. Continues Sept. 14 and 15. Call 604-822-3298.

Research Seminar

Health Promotion In A Changing World: Challenges And Opportunities. Irving Rootman, chair, Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Research. Library Processing Centre 424 from 12:15-1:30pm. Call Jim Frankish or Shona Kelly 604-822-2258.

Lecture Science First!

The Sacred Balance. David Suzuki, scientist; host, The Nature of Things. IRC #2 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9012.

Feminist Legal Studies Lecture

Imagining Otherness: Refugee Claims On The Basis Of Sexuality In Canada And Australia. Jenni Millbank, lecturer, Law, U of Sydney. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. Call 604-822-6523.

Physics Colloquium

Probing Pulsations And Planets With Canada's Humble Space Telescope. Jaymie Matthews. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.

Intensive Care Unit Fundraising

Wine Tasting And Silent Auction . Medicine Alumni from 7-10pm. Call 604-506-1449.

Art Exhibition Opening Reception

UBC Masters Of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition. Sylvia Grace Borda, Keith Langergraber, Daphne Locke, Misa Nikolic. Belkin Art Gallery from 8-10pm. Continues to Sept. 30. Call 604-822-2759.

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friday, sept. 14


Belief In God In An Age Of Science. Sir John Polkinghorne, former President, Queens' College, Cambridge U. Scarfe 100 from 12noon-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3219.

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saturday, sept. 15

Neurogenomics Research Symposium

Various speakers. BC Research Institute for BC's Children's and Women's Hosp. Chan Centre for Family Health Education from 8am to 2:30pm. Refreshments. To register, visit www.cmmt.ubc.ca/neurogenomics. E-mail ssunner@interchange.ubc.ca. To RSVP call Swarni Sunner 604-822-0394 or fax 604-822-0361.


A Conference In Honour Of Daniel L. Overmyer: Religious Thought And Lived Religion In China. Green College at 8:45am. Continues to Sept. 16. Visit www.interchange.ubc.ca/pbcrowe/index.htm. E-mail clartp@missouri.edu. Call 604-822-1878.

UBC/UEL Community Event

4th Annual Happening On The Hill. University Hill Community Event. Jim Everett Park from 1-11pm. E-mail lorraine.beckett@ubc.ca or call Lorraine Beckett, UBC Plant Operations 604-822-4178.

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sunday, sept. 16

Green College Performing Arts Group

A Potpourri Of Talent From Green College Members. Coffee House No. 1. Green College at 8pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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monday, sept. 17

Vancouver International Writer's Festival

Salman Rushdie. Chan Centre from 7:30-10pm. $22 adult; $20 student/senior. Call 604-822-2697.

Member Speaker Series

Access To Information In Canada: Opening The Door. Liam Mitchell, journalist. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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tuesday, sept. 18

Global Issues Lecture

The Food And Energy Gap Between Rich And Poor Nations, And What To Do About It. Prof. Vaclav Smil, Geography, U of Manitoba. Liu Centre main floor at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-1593.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Controlling Molecular Motion: Let The Molecule Do The Thinking. Prof. Herschel Rabitz, Princeton U. Chemistry B-250 from 1-2pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3341.

Career Services Workshops

Interviewing For Success. Brock Hall 2001 from 2-4pm. Call 604-822-4011.

Green College Speaker Series

Should Victims Of Crime Take Part In Decisions On How To Deal With Their Offenders. Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian professor, English Law, U of Oxford. Green College at 5pm. Reception Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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wednesday, sept. 19

Sports/Arthroscopy Grand Rounds

TBA. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-5555 ext. 62806.

Wednesday Noon Hour Concert

Works By Schubert, Janacek And Stewart. Terence Dawson, piano. Music Recital Hall from 12noon-1pm. $4. Call 604-822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Detection Of Food Pellets In High Clutter Underwater Images Under Variable Lighting Conditions. Kevin Parsonage. ChemEng 206 at 12noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Association Of Professors Emeritii Lecture

Robert Schumann - A Talk Illustrated With Performances On The Piano. Prof. Robert Silverman, music. Cecil Green Park House at 2pm. Refreshments at 1:15pm. Call 604-822-8918.

School of Nursing Rounds

Mothers' Perspectives Of An In-Home Nursing Respite Service: Coping And Control. Bev Valkenier, clinical associate. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-7453.

Geography Seminar

Liu Centre And Agricultural Sciences Present Consequences Of The Haber-Bosch Process For The Nitrogen Cycle. Prof. Vaclav Smil, U of Manitoba. Geography TBA at 3:30pm. Call 604-822-2663.

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thursday, sept. 20

Career Services Workshops

Networking And Connect To The Hidden Job Market. Brock Hall from 11am-1pm. Call 604-822-4011.


Adult Gymnastics Class. Human Kinetics. Osborne Centre unit 2 gymnastics gym from 6-8pm Continues to Jan. 10, 2002. Call 604-822-0207.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Wildfires: Numerical Modelling And Image Analyses. Terry Clark, National Center for Atmospheric Research. GeoSciences 330-A from 12noon-1pm. Call 604-822-5406.

Physics Colloquium

TBA. Jeff Sonier, SFU. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.

Computer Science Invited Speaker Seminar

From Ouija To Tele-Actor: Collaborative Online Robots. Ken Goldberg, U of California. CICSR/CS from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-0557.

Forestry Lecture

Future Shock In Forestry: Where Have We Come From And Where Are We Going? Prof. Hamish Kimmins. ForSciences 1005 from 5-6:15pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-8787.

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friday, sept. 21

First Nations Book Launch

Our Home Away From Home. Verna J. Kirkness, Jo-ann Archibald. Longhouse from 4:30-6pm. Call 604-822-8940.

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saturday, sept. 22

Law And Society Conference

Making Legal History: An Interdisciplinary And Critical Legal History Conference In Honor Of Lou Knafla. Green College at 8am. Call Wes Pue 604-822-6525.


Clam Chowder For The Soul. Chan Centre from 8:30am-4:30pm. $69. To register, visit www.chancentre.com. Call 604-822-2697.

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Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

UBC Masters Of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition. Sylvia Grace Borda, Keith Langergraber, Daphne Locke, Misa Nikolic. Continues to Sept. 30. Tuesday to Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm (Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 604-822-2759.

Sexuality Study

Researchers at the Department 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.

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 full day 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 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.

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.

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.

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. Call Darcye Cuff 604-806-8601

UBC Birdwalks

Anyone who is interested can meet at the flagpole above the Rose Garden on Thursdays at 12:45pm. Look for a small group of people who are carrying binoculars and bird books, (and bring your own, if you have them). Call 604-822-9149.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.


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