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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 3 | Feb. 7, 2002


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from February 10 through February 23, 2002. 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, feb. 10


Beethoven Violin Sonata Cycle Part 2. Andrew Dawes violin; Jane Coop, piano. Chan Centre at 3pm. Admission $25/$15. Call Ticketmaster at 604-280-3311 or Chan Centre at 604-822-9197.

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monday, feb. 11

Teaching And Learning With Technology Lecture Series

The Future Of The Web: Intelligent Devices And Education. Howard Strauss, Academic Applications, Princeton U. University Centre Conference Room from 10-11:30am. To register visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev. Call 602-822-9149.

Green College Thematic Lecture Series

Peacemaking Circles For Dialogue And Democracy. Barry Stuart, chief justice, Territorial Court of the Yukon Territory. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

IAM Colloquia Seminar

Flag Flapping, Rivulet Flow And Partial Singular Integrodifferential Equation. Alistair Fitt, U of Southhampton. LSK 301 from 3-4pm. Refreshments served 2:40pm in

LSK 306. To register visit www.iam.ubc.ca; E-mail iam@iam.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4584.

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tuesday, feb. 12


Ras Regulation Of Signalling Pathways Involved In Cell Survival And Proliferation. Julian Downward, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

Green College Speaker Series

When The Bottom Line Is The Party Line: Media And Elusive Democracy In China. Yuezhi Zhao, School of Communication, SFU. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

VST Lecture Series

Jesus' Parables As Interruptions Of Violence. Rev. Harry Maier. VST Epiphany Chapel from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.

Panel Discussion

Sex and Sade. Emily Carr Institute at Granville Island from 7:30-9pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-4253.


Poetic Persuasions. Christy Ann Conlin; Kevin Chong. Green College at 8pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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wednesday, feb. 13

Young Alumni Seminar

For The Love Of Money. Neil Anderson, investment adviser,

HSBC. Robson Square C-680 from 7:30-9am. $10. Continental breakfast. To register visit www.alumni.ubc.ca or call 604-822-3313.

Lunar New Year Festival

Mask Dancing, Workshops, Crafts, Food. CK Choi from 11:30-2:30pm. Call 604-822-4688.

Wednesday Concert Series

Clariphony: Mozart, Prinz And Forsyth. Wes Foster, Nicola Everton, Chris Iguante, clarinets. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Call 604-822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Computational Fluid Dynamics And Its Applications In Chemical Engineering. Fariborz Taghipour. ChemEng 206 at 12 noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Wednesday Lecture Series

Feminism Sainthood Nation: The Making Of Women Saints. Kathleen Phillips, U of Western Sydney. Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Relations from 12 noon-1pm. Coffee/tea. Call 604-822-9171

Seminar OBST 506

Acute Effects Of Ovarian Steroids On Insulin Lipids And Lipoproteins In Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Dr. Anthony Cheung, BC's Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

Applied Ethics Colloquium Series

Procreative Freedom And Enhancement. Nicholas Agar, Philosophy. UVIC. Angus 213 from 2-4pm. Call 604-822-8625.

Green College Special Lecture

The Culture Of Displacement And The Questions Of Identity. Fernando de Toro, Dean, Graduate Studies, U of Manitoba. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.


The Prince Of Wales And The First Nations: Unsettled Arts In An Age Of Settlement. Ruth Phillips, MOA. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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thursday, feb. 14


UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Chan Centre at 12 noon. Call 604-822-5574.

Lecture in Science Studies

The Social History Of Time Machines. Simon Schaffer, History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge. Buchanan A-102 from 12 noon-1pm. Call 604-822-3292.


Social Support And Heart Disease. Dr. Wolfgang Linden. Library Processing Centre 424 at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-9205.


What's That Smell? Queer Subcultures In The 1990s. Judith Halberstam, Literature, UC San Diego. Green College Coach House from 3-4:15pm. Reception to follow at Graham House. Call 604-822-4253.

CRC Literature/Christianity And Culture Lecture

The Medieval Magdalen. Katherine Jansen, Catholic U of America. BUTO 599 from 4:30-6pm. E-mail mvessey@interchange.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4095.

Science And Society Lecture

The Scope Of Experiment: Microcosms Microhistories and Models. Simon Schaffer, History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge U. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.


Instrumental Collegium Musicum. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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friday, feb. 15

Active Living Adult Hockey

Fundamentals For Basic Or Advanced Basic Level Players. Winter Sports Centre 104. Continues to Mar. 24. For times call 604-822-3688.

Friday Grand Rounds Lecture

Does Experiment Trump Observation? Comparing The Efficacy And Effectiveness Of Therapy. Adrian Levy, Health Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253 from 9-10am.Call 604-822-2772.

Fisheries Centre Weekly Seminar

Climate-Induced Variation In Survival Of Salmonids On The West Coast Of North America During Fresh Water And Marine Life Stages. Bruce Ward, Donald McCubbing, In-Stream Fisheries Consultants, Vancouver; David Welch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo. Hut B8, Ralf Yourque Room from 11am-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2731.

Religion Literature And Art Program Lecture

Metaphysics And Art. Professor Piotr Jaroszynski, Lublin Catholic U; Ives R. Simon, Simon Institute. BUTO 599 from 12 noon-1pm. Call 604-822-4060 or 604-822-4091.

Friday Concert Series

Chinese New Year. UBC Chinese Ensemble. Main Library 502 at 12 noon. Call 604-822-5574.


UBC Jazz Ensemble 1. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Call 604-822-5574.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Seminar

Mary Miller, Master Of Nursing, Dept. of Labour and Industries Employment Standards, State of Washington. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

Friday Afternoon Writing Clinic

Main Library, Dodson Room from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-9565.


UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Kwantlen College Wind Ensemble. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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sunday, feb. 17

Pacific Spirit Concert

Fantastic Music For Winds. Music Recital Hall at 3pm. Admission $20/$10. Call 604-822-5574.

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monday, feb. 18

Chalmers Institute Lecture

Centering Prayer Intensive. Cynthia Bourgeault. VST level III from 10am-9pm. $220;$200 (team); $110 (senior) To register visit www.vst.edu or call 604-822-9815.

Pharmacology And Toxicology Seminar Series

Molecular Signalling Pathways For Central Synaptic Plasticity. IRC #3 at 2pm. Call 604-822-2343

IAM-PIMS Seminar

Signal Processing In Cellular Regulatory Networks. Adam Arkin, Bioengineering, U of California, Berkeley. LSK 301 from 3-4pm. Refreshments at 2:40pm in LSK 306. To register visit www.iam.ubc.ca. E-mail iam@iam.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4584.

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tuesday, feb. 19


Structural And Functional Studies Of The Photosynthetic Bacterium R. Sphaeroids Reaction Centre H. Ali Tehrani. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3306.

John G. Moffatt Lecture

Molecules That Do Things: Asymmetric Synthesis With Chiral Metal Complexes. David Evans, Chemistry, Harvard U. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.

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wednesday, feb. 20

Orthopedic Grand Rounds Lecture

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

Professors Emeritii Sponsored Lecture

The Aging Brain. Dr. Max S. Cynader, Brain Research Centre. Cecil Green at 2pm. Refreshments at 1:15pm. Call 604-822-3112.

Seminar OBST 506

Identification And Characteristics Of Human Heart Epithelial Stem Cells. Dr. Joanne Emerman, Anatomy. BC's Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

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thursday, feb. 21


Transculturalisms Canada: Cultural Mingling: Between Among Within Cultures. Green College. Continues to Feb 24. To register e-mail Joanna Clarke at joclarke@ interchange.ubc.ca.


Signal Transduction Pathways Affecting The Transcriptional Coactivator Alpha NAC. Dr. Rene St.-Arnaud, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Montreal. Wesbrook 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-8764.

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friday, feb. 22


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Vladimir Spivakov, conductor, violin. Chan Centre at 8pm. Admission $42/32; students $29.50/$22.50; seniors $40/$28.50. Call Ticketmaster at 604-280-3311 or Chan Centre 604-822-2697.

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saturday, feb. 23


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Vladimir Spivakov, conductor, violin. Chan Centre at 8pm. Admission $42/32; students $29.50/$22.50; seniors $40/$28.50. Call Ticketmaster at 604-280-3311 or Chan Centre 604-822-2697.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Art, Politics And The Free Expression Of Opinion. Shirley Thomson, Director, Canada Council for the Arts. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-8580.

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Participants Needed

Stressed Clerical Workers -- we know you're out there. We need your input for our study. Sharing your story can help make a difference and can earn you a small gift. Call 604-822-9199.

Laser Hair Removal

Require volunteers for two laser hair removal trials. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Jerry Shapiro the

UBC Division of Dermatology. E-mail etan@vanhosp.bc.ca. Call 604-875-4747.

Morris And Helen Belkin Satellite Art Gallery

Andrea Fraser. 555 Hamilton St. Continues to March 3. Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm. Call 604-822-2759.

Positive Space Resource People Wanted

Help make UBC a positive space for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgendered, and two-spirited community. Workshops for volunteer resource people will be offered in February. To register or for more information, e-mail positive.space@ubc.ca or visit www.positivespace.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-4859.

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.

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 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.

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 Type 2 Diabetes 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 co-ordinator 604-822-8070.

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.

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.

Sexual Arousal 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 for women. Call Darcye Cuff 604-806-8601.

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. A Connoisseur's Collection: Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Donation. Continues to Feb. 28. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30. 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.

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).

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 604-224-5877 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership 604-263-6612.

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.

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.

Child, Youth and Family Research Day

Conference call for submissions "From Cell to Society" Keynote - Dr. Ronald Barr, McGill University, Department of Pediatrics. Submissions can be made on-line by February 1, 2002. To register visit www.edu.ubc.ca/research/childandfamily. Call 605-822-6593.


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