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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 1 | Jan. 10, 2002


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from January 13 through 26, 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, jan. 13

Pacific Spirit Concert

Julia Nolan, sax; Rita Costanzi, harp. Music Recital Hall at 3pm. Admission $20/$10 at the door. Call 604-822-0182.

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monday, jan. 14


UBC student composers. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Call 604-822-0182.

VST Lecture

Church And The Public Voice. Sallie McFague, John Mellis Richard Leggett, Peter Rolston. VST Epiphany Chapel from 1:30-5:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.

IAM Colloquia Seminar

Representing Clouds In Global Climate Models. Phil Austin, Earth And Ocean Sciences. Klinck 301 from 3-4pm. To register, visit www.iam.ubc.ca. E-mail iam@iam.ubc.ca. Refreshments at 2:40pm in Klinck 306. Call 604-822-4584.


Is God In Globalism? Max Stackhouse. Regent College Aud. at 4pm. Call 604-822-9569.

Thematic Lecture Series

Creativity, Neuroplasticity And Mental Health, Neil Smalheiser, Psychiatry Institute, U of Illinois. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Member Speaker Series

Perfectionism and Depression. Simon Sherry , Psychology. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878

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tuesday, jan. 15


Intracellular Trafficking Of The Salmonella Typhimurium Containing Vacuole In Epithelial Cells. John Brumell. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

Lectures In Modern Chemistry

Supramolecular In Organic Chemistry Towards Functional Molecules And Materials. Prof. Stephen J. Loeb. U of Windsor. Chem B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-3341.

VST Tuesday Lecture

Fighting Words: Polemical Rhetoric As An Obstacle To Reconciliation. Rabbi Robert Daum, sessional instructor. VST Epiphany Chapel from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.

Green College Speaker Series

A Case In Legal Biography: Being A 19th-Century Liberal Barrister Isn't As Easy As It's Cracked Up To Be. Wes Pue, Law. Green College at 5pm. Reception, Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

VST Tuesday Lecture

Talking About God In Troubled Times. Rev. Sharon Betcher. VST Epiphany Chapel from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.

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wednesday, jan. 16


Grand Rounds Bicep And Tricep Tears And Ganglion Cysts Of The Spino-Glenoid Notch. Dr. William D. Regan, Dr. Robert H. Hawkins, Upper Extremity Division, VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4193

Wednesday Concert Series

A Trombone Among Friends. Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Hyperion String Quartet; John Oliver, midi. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Admission, $4. Call 604-822-5574.


Chemical And Biological Engineering. Macrolage As A Biomonitor For Nitrogen Loadings Around Ocean-Based Fish Farms. Ok-Hyun Anh, PhD. Chem Engineering 206 at 12 noon. Call 604-822-3238.

OBST 506 Seminar

Cancer Genetics. Dr. David Huntsman, Pathology. BC's Women's Hospital 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

Centre For Applied Ethics Colloquium

Richard Paisley, Institute For Resources And Environment. Scarfe 200 from 2-4pm. Call 604-822-8625.

Nursing Rounds

Breastfeeding Patterns Of Mothers And Their Preterm Infants Born At 30-34 Weeks. Joanne Wooldridge. Nursing, UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-182 from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-7453.


Yes We Have No Bananas Today! Or Do We? An Intergenerational Perspective On The Chinese Canadians: Their Aspirations And Realities. Joe Y. Wai, Wallace Chung, Hayne Wai, Colleen Leung, Mark Simon. Scarfe 100. 4:30pm. Call 604-822-9366 or e-mail f.graeme.chalmers@ubc.ca.

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thursday, jan. 17

Board Of Governors Meeting

Open Session begins at 8am. OAB Board and Senate room. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on application to the Board Secretary at least 24 hours before each meeting. To confirm date and time, check under Board Announcements at www.bog.ubc.ca prior to the meeting. Call 604-822-2127.


Scriptures Of Modernity? The Bible, Literature and The Book. Green College at 9am. To register call 604-822-4095 or mail mvessey@interchange.ubc.ca.


Practising Law In The Public Interest. Pat McDonald. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. To register, visit cfls.law.ubc.ca. E-mail cfls@law.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-6523.


Medieval and Renaissance. Chaucer's Leave-Taking And The Makers of Books. Stephen Partridge, English. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.


Borealis String Quartet. Robert Silverman, pianist. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 604-822-0182.

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friday, jan. 18


Diagnosing Deficiency: Canadian Newspapers And Hormone Replacement Therapy. Merilee Hughes. Mather 253 at 9am. Call 604-822-2772.


Inspired By Goethe. Main Library Dodson Room at 12 noon. Call 604-822-0182.


Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Case Study Of The Outcome Of An Occupational Exposure. Dr. Neva Hilliard. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

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sunday, jan. 20


Laura Crema Jazz Ensemble. Green College at 8pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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monday, jan. 21

IAM Colloquia

Applied Mathematics In Industrial Robotics. Elizabeth Croft, Mechanical Engineering. Klinck 301 from 3-4pm. To register, visit www.iam.ubc.ca. E-mail iam@iam.ubc.ca. Refreshments at 2:40pm in Klink 306. Call 604-822-4584.

Green College Member Speaker Series

Avalanches. Antal Jarai, Mathematics. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878

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tuesday, jan. 22


Interferon Gamma Signaling Pathway In Macrophages. Carlos Leon, Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

Lectures in Modern Chemistry

Exploring New Methods In Carbohydrate Synthesis. Prof. David Y. Gin, U of Illinois. Chem B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments at 12:30 pm. Call 604-822-3341.

VST Tuesday Lecture

Fighting Words: Polemical Rhetoric As An Obstacle To Reconciliation. Rabbi Robert Daum. VST Epiphany Chapel from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.

Speaker Series

Pragmatism And Music: Semiotic Illuminations Of Musical Meaning. Scott Goble, Education. Green College at 5pm. Reception in Coach House from 6-6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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wednesday, jan. 23

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

Outcomes of Hindfoot Fusion. Dr. John-Paul Veri, Dr. Alastair S.F. Younger and Dr. Kevin Wing. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Chemical And Biological Seminar

A New Method To Trap And Degrade Solid Waste Particles On Fish Farms. Mardell Buryniuk. Chem Eng 206 at 12 noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Wednesday Concert Series

Marc Destrube, violin; Janina Kuzmas, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Admission $4 at the door. Call 604-822-0182.

Law And Society Lectures

Patent(ly) Unfair? The Patent System In A Global Village. Ikechi Mgbeoji, Law, Dalhousie U. Green College at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

OBST 506 Seminar

The Interaction Between Immune System And The Brain In Psychiatry Diseases. Dr. Cai Song, Psychiatry, B.C.'s Women's Hosp 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.


Aesthetic Geography: Community Murals in Chicago. Olivia Guide. Scarfe 100 at 4:30pm. Call 604-822-9366 or e-mail f.graeme.chalmers@ubc.ca.

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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thursday, jan. 24


Aesthetic Geography: Community Murals in Chicago. Olivia Guide. Britannia Community Centre Boardroom at 9am. To register call 604-408-5182.


UBC Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre at 12 noon. Call 604-822-0182.


The Intersection Of Gender And Race: Report From The Durban World Conference. Dr. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien, Political Science. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. To register, visit cfls.law.ubc.ca. E-mail cfls@law.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-6523.

Computer Science Seminar

Getting To Know You: Social Intelligence in Educational Computing. Lewis Johnson. CICSR/CS from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-0557.


Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm. Continues to Feb. 2. $16, adult; $10 student/senior. Call 604-822-2678.

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friday, jan. 25


New Models Of Delivery, Financing And Integration Of Long-Term Care In The Health System. Marcy Cohen. Mather 253 at 9am. Call 604-822-2772.


Islam And The Western Encounter: A Proposal. Lamin Sanneh, Yale U. SUB Theatre Aud. at 12 noon. Call 604-822-9569.

Occupational And Environmental Hygiene Lecture

Myths and Risks of Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation. Randy Ross, BC Radiation Protection Branch. UBC Hosp. Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.


UBC Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 604-822-0182.

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saturday, jan. 26

Chalmers Institute Seminar

Children And The Church-Raising Planetary Christians. Janice Love; various speakers. VST from 10am-4pm. $47; $40 group; $25 seniors. Refreshments, lunch. Call 604-822-9815.

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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 January and February 2002. 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 focus group study looking at what it means to be your age today and/or; studies on visual memory and visual abilities. Call Pam at 604-822-5250.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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