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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 2 | Jan. 24, 2002


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from January 26 through February 9, 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.

saturday, jan. 26

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Project Orion: Mars By 1965, Saturn By 1970. George Dyson, Western Washington U. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-8580.

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sunday, jan. 27


Ben Heppner. Chan Centre from 1-4pm. Admission $10/$5. Call Ticketmaster at 604-280-3311 or Chan Centre at 604-822-9197.

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monday, jan. 28

Peter Wall Institute Colloquium

The Incredible Vanishing Wives Of Nero. Prof. Susan Wood, Art History, Oakland U. University Centre 307 from 12 noon-1pm. Call 604-822-4064.

IAM-PIMS Seminar

Modeling And Simulation For Epitaxial Growth. Russel Caflisch, Mathematics, UCLA. LSK 301 from 3-4pm. Refreshments. E-mail iam@iam.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4584.

Green College Thematic Lecture Series

Cultures Of Intervention: An Anthropological Approach To Peacekeeping. Robert A. Rubinstein, Syracuse U. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Green College Speaker Series

Layer Upon Layer: How To Wear A Japanese Kimono. Catherine Davis Collins, Library. Green College at 7:45pm. Call 604-822-1878.

St. John's College Lecture

Trade And China. Earl Drake, Canada-China Business Council. Fairmont Social Lounge from 8-9pm. Call 604-822-8781.

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tuesday, jan. 29


Approach To Immunodeficiency. Dr. A. Junker, BC's Children's Hosp. 3D-16 from 11am-12 noon. E-Mail dbertanjoli@cw.bc.ca or call 604-875-3177.


Disorders of Ca/Po4. Metabolism. Dr. D. Metzger, BC's Children's Hosp. 3D-16 from 12 noon-1pm. E-mail dbertanjoli@cw.bc.ca or call 604-875-3177.

Institute of International Relations Seminar

Are National Currencies Becoming Obsolete? Benjamin Jerry Cohen. Buchanan A-106 from 12 noon-1:15pm. Call 604-822-5480.


Stridor. Dr. J. Ludemann, BC's Children's Hosp. 3D-16 from 1:30-2:30pm. E-mail dbertanjoli@cw.bc.ca or call 604-875-3177.


Modern Chemistry Vibrational Spectroscopy: From Alkanes To Brains. Kathleen Gough, Uof Manitoba. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm. Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.

Green College Speaker Series

Practising Exile: A Reflection On The Prophetic Call In The 21st Century. Mark Ellis, Baylor U. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

VST Lecture Series

The Other Within The Self, The Self Within The Other: Theologies of Peace And Reconciliation In A World Of Violence. VST Epiphany Chapel from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.

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wednesday, jan. 30

Orthopedic Grand Rounds

Rheumatology: What Orthopaedic Surgeons Can Do About Osteoporosis. Dr. Kam Shojania, Rheumatology. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Wednesday Concert Series

Mei Han Zheng, Randy Raine-Reusch. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Admission $4. Call 604-822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Optimization Of Media Conditions For Production Of Recombinant Proteins In Yeast. Jason Pritchett, MASc candidate, ChemEng 206 at 12 noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Centre For Research In Women's Studies And Gender Relations Lecture

TBA. 12 noon. Bring your lunch. Call 604-822-9171


Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Dr. Eliezer Shalev, Obstetrics and Gynecology. BC's Women's Hosp. 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.


Making Art In A New Place. Gu Xiong, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts. Scarfe 200 at 5:30pm. Call 604-822-4842.

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thursday, jan. 31


The Early Years: Building Family Capacity/Building Supportive Communities. Coast Plaza Suite Hotel Stanley Park from 8:30am-5pm. To register visit www.geocites.com/UBCinterprof. E-mail interprof@cehs.ubc.ca. Call 604-822-0054.

ICICS Lecture

From Web Access Patterns To Multithreaded Processors. Henry Levy, Microsoft Computer Science and Engineering, U of Washington. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm. Call 604-822-6894.

Green College Speaker Series

The Mitchell-Creffield Murders, Seattle 1906: Vigilantism And Gender In The Pacific Northwest. Rosemary Gartner, Jim Phillips, Centre of Criminology, Uof Toronto. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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friday, feb. 1

Health Care And Epidemiology Grand Rounds

Rates Of Disease Progression Among HIV-Positive Persons Initiating Antiretrovira Therapy. Robert Hogg, Health Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253 from 9-10am.Call 604-822-2772.


Seabird x Fish Interactions. Bill Montevecchi, U of Newfoundland. Hut B8, Ralf Yorque Room from 11-12:30pm. Call 604-822-2731.


War Against Terrorism And The Korean Peninsula. Centre for Korean Research, Institute of International Relations. C.K. Choi 120 from 2-5pm. Call 604-822-5480.

Itta And Eliezir Zeisler Memorial Lecture

Telling The Story With Women In It: A Challenge To Canadian Jews. Norma Baumel Joseph, Concordia U. Chemistry B-250 from 12 noon-12:50pm. Call 604-822-2889.


Occupational And Environmental Hygiene PCBs: Environmental Exposures And Toxic Effects. Stelvio Bandiera, Pharmaceutical Sciences. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.

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saturday, feb. 2

MOA Seminar

Beginners Arabic Calligraphy Class. Mohammad Ehsai. MOA from 9-11:30am. Admission $35 includes supplies. To register call 604-822-5087.

MOA Demonstration

Arabic Calligraphy Demonstration. Mohammad Ehsai. MOA from 1-3pm. Free with admission. Call 604-822-5087.


Quartetto Gelato. Chan Centre at 8pm. Admission $45/$35/$25; seniors and students $38/$28/$18. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 604-380-3311, visit www.ticketmaster.ca. or call 604-822-2697.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

What You Want Is What You Get: A Fishy Look At The Limitations Of Science. Kevin Cochrane, United Nations Food and Agriculture, Rome. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-8580.

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sunday, feb. 3

MOA Seminar

Arabic Master Calligraphy Class. Mohammad Ehsai. MOA from 9-11:30am. Admission $50. To register call 604-822-5087.


Paul Lewis, piano. Chan Centre at 3pm. Admission $48/$38/$28/$22. Call Ticketmaster at 604-380-3311, visit www.ticketmaster.ca. Or call 604-822-2697.

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monday, feb. 4

MacDonald Dettwiler Lecture

Drew Dean, Stanford Research Institute. LSK 301 from 3-4pm. E-mail iam@iam.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4584.

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tuesday, feb. 5

Faculty Women's Club Meeting

The Worth Of An Everyday Woman: Maria Mahoi And Her Two Families. Jean Barman. Cecil Green Park House from 10am-12 noon. Call 604-224-5877.


Animal Cell Chemotaxis. David Soll, Biological Sciences, Uof Iowa. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-3308.

3M Lecture

Materials Science Building Crystal Houses. Michael D. Ward, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, U of Minnesota. Chemistry B-250 from 12:45-1:45pm Refreshments. Call 604-822-3341.

Green College Speaker Series

The Disruptive Democracy Of Smell: Knowledge Trust And Danger Near An Ontario Heavy Water Plant. Jon Parr, History, SFU. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

MOA Lecture and Slide Show

Islamic Calligraphy. Mohammad Ehsai. MOA at 7pm. Reception. Call 604-822-5087.

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wednesday, feb. 6


Spine. Dr. Peter Wing. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. From 7-8am. Call 604-875-4192.

Wednesday Concert Series

Voice Of The Whale Plus Works By Crumb, Pleyel And Martinu. Brenda Fedoruk, flute; Terence Dawson, piano; Heather Hay, cello. Music Recital Hall at 12 noon. Admission $4. Call 604-822-5574.

Chemical And Biological Engineering Seminar

Liquid Flow Through Packed Column Of Cooked Wood. Quak Foo Lee, Masc. Chemical and Biological Engineering. ChemEng 206 at 12 noon. Call 604-822-3238.

Centre For Research In Women's Studies And Gender Relations Lecture

TBA. Gwen Chapman. Centre For Research In Women's Studies And Gender. 12 noon-1pm. Bring your lunch. Call 604-822-9171

Seminar OBST 506

The Effect Of Molecular Cytogenics On Advances In Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Dagmar Kalousek, Pathology. BC's Women's Hosp 2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 604-875-3108.

School of Nursing Lecture

Putting a Face On Injection Drug Use And HIV/AIDS. Kelli Stajduhar, RN, PhD, UVIC. UBC Hosp. Koerner Pavilion T-182 from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-7453.

Green College Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Producing The Interdisciplinary Discourse: Conversations On Current IIGSP Research Projects. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Green College Lecture Series

Autobiography And The Experience Of War. Marlene Briggs, Michael Zeitlin, Laurie McNeill, English; John O'Brian, Fine Arts. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

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thursday, feb. 7

Green College Science Lecture

Three Roots Of Human Recency: Molecular Anthropology, The Refigured Ancheulean And The UNESCO Response To Auschwitz. Robert Proctor, History of Science, Pennsylvania State U. Green College at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Science First Lecture Series

Global Crisis Of Fisheries And Its Implications For Food Policy. Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Centre. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-0862.


Literature/Christianity And Culture Biography And Antibiography: Augustine's Afterlives. James J. O'Donnell, U of Pennsylvania. BUTO 599 from 12:30-2pm. Call 604-822-4095.


On Bars, Breasts, And Babies: The Moral Regulation Of The Nursing Mother. Rebecca Johnson, Michigan U, UVIC. Curtis 157 from 12:30-2pm. To register visit cfls.law.ubc.ca. E-mail cfls@law.ubc.ca or call 604-822-6523.

Green College Lecture

Experiential Education And The Knowledge Economy. Garnet Groshjean. Green College at 4:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Green College Lecture Series

But Isn't The Same At Least The Same? Translatability In Wittgenstein, Duchamp And Jacques Rouband. Marjorie Perloff, Humanities, Stanford U. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.

Pacific Spirit Concerts

Bach, Schubert And Ravel. Seymour Lipkin, piano. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Admission $20/$10. Call 604-822-5574.

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friday, feb. 8

Friday Grand Rounds Lecture

Factors Influencing Spontaneous Tumor Regression. Stephen Hoption Cann, Health Care and Epidemiology. James Mather 253 from 9-10am.Call 604-822-2772.

Occupational And Environment Hygiene Seminar

Better Buildings By Design. Prof. Ray Cole, Architecture.UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 604-822-9861.


UBC Contemporary Players. Gessler Hall at 12 noon. Call 604-822-5574.

Lecture and Performance

Gendered Text In Electroacoustic Music. Barry Truax, Contemporary Arts and Communication, SFU. Music 116 from 3:30-5pm. Call 604-822-4253.


Piano. Seymour Lipkin. Music Recital Hall from 7-10pm. Admission $5/$3. Call 604-822-5574.


Small Ensemble Showcase. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call 604-822-5574.

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saturday, feb. 9


Computer Course For Older Adults. Rev. Gordon Laird. VST Taylor Centre from 9am-4pm. Refreshments. $55/$45/$28. To register visit www.vst.edu. E-mail ci@vst.edu or call 604-822-9815.


Piano. Seymour Lipkin. Music Recital Hall from 2-5pm. Admission $5/$3. Call 604-822-5574.

Panel Discussion

Genetic Research: Where Are We Going? Iain Taylor, Barbara McGillivray, Fabio Rossi, UBC; Fiona Brinkman, SFU. Unitarian Church, 49th and Oak at 7:30pm. Call 604-294-5777.

Vancouver Institute Lecture

Walkerton: Could It Happen Here? Need It Happen Here? Les Lavkulich; Hans Schreier, Institute for Resources and Environment. IRC#2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-8580.

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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 two-hours once a week. Audition required. Call Patrice Leslie Mon.-Thurs. From 4:40-8:30pm at 604-822-6114.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday, Asian Centre Tea Gallery from 1-1:50pm. Call 604-822-2573.

Laser Hair Removal

Require volunteers for two laser hair removal trials. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Jerry Shapiro, UBC division of dermatology. E-mail etan@vanhosp.bc.ca. Call 604-875-4747.

Morris And Helen Belkin Satellite Art Gallery Opening Exhibition

Suite: Multi-Media Exhibition. To Jan. 28. Andrea Fraser. To March 3. 555 Hamilton St., Vancouver. Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm. Call 604-822-2759.

Sustainability Co-ordinators

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 [[ring]]re 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.


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 Feb. 1. To register visit www.edu.ubc.ca/research/childandfamily. Call 605-822-6593.

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) 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 student wants to participate in research projects. Is experienced in data management and analysis. E-mail gatench@interchange.ubc.ca.

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.

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.

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.

Sage Bistro

Sage at the University Centre presents "evening dining and afternoon cocktails on the campus". Tapas-style dining is available at the University Centre Tuesday to Friday from 3:30-7:30pm. Full dinner service is available Thursday and Friday from 5-7pm. We invite you to join us. 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

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, 2002. Dempsey Bob: The Art Goes Back To The Stories. MOA at 11am. Continues to Dec. 31, 2002. A Connoisseur's Collection: Chinese Ceramics From The Victor Shaw Donation. Continues to Feb. 28, 2002. Continuing Traditions. Continues to April 30, 2002. 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.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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