UBC Reports
December 12, 1996


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 15, 1996 through January 11, 1997.

UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from members of the UBC community.

December 18, 20, 24
January 8, 9, 10

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Surgery Grand Rounds Lecture

Proton Therapy At TRIUMF - Physics In Action . Dr. Thomas Pickles, Surgery; Dr. Katherine Paton, Ophthalmology. GF Strong auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4136.

Friday, Dec. 20

Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Skiing And Snowboarding Injuries In Young People: Epidemiological Factors Relevant To Injury Prevention. Dr. Andrew Macnab, B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GF Strong auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.

Earth & Ocean Science Seminar

Observations And Modelling Of The Warm Mid-Creataceous Climate. Lawrence Mysak, McGill U. Geology 330-A, 12:30pm. Call 822-2267/822-3466.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Trekkers 4th Annual Christmas Brunch Buffet

Tis The Brunch Before Christmas. David Lam Centre, Trekkers, 8am-1:30pm. $7.95. Call 822-3256.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

The Great Disc Debate. Dr. M.F.S. Dvorak, Spine Division or Dr. P.C. Wing, Spine Division. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4646.

Noon Hour Concert

Martin Beaver, violin; Robert Silverman, piano. Music recital hall, 12:30pm. $3. Call 822-5574.

Ecology and Centre for Biodiversity Research Seminar

Are Boreal Birds Resilient To Fragmentation?: An Experimental Study of Short-Term Community Responses. Fiona Schmiegelow, PhD candidate, Zoology. Family and Nutritional Sciences 60, 4:30pm. Refreshments at 4:10, Hut B-8. Call 822-3957.

The Interdisciplinary Seminar

Inter/Trans/Multi/Neo/Hyper: Discussion of Kline reading Chapter 13, "Operational Procedures In Forming Sysreps for Complex Systems." Green College small dining room, 5pm. Call 822-6067.

Cultural and Media Studies Interdisciplinary Group Panel Discussion

The Media: The Public And The Private. Jonathan Festinger, Western International Communications; John Cruikshank, The Vancouver Sun. Green College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.

Archaeological Institute Lecture

UBC's Excavations At Ancient Stymphalos,Greece, 1994-96. Prof. Hector Williams, Classics. Vancouver Museum theatre, 8pm. Call 822-2889.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Invited Speaker Seminar Series

Computer-Aided Verification Of Embedded Systems. Tom Henzinger, University of Calif-Berkeley. CICSR/CS 208, 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0557.

Genetics Graduate Program Seminar

Light, Steroid Hormones And Plant Development. Dr. Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute. Wesbrook 201, 4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.

Law and Society Seminar Series

Canadian State Trials. Barry Wright, Law, Carleton U. and Prof. Emeritus Murray Greenwood, History. Green College small dining room, 5pm. Call 822-6067.

Poetic Persuasions

Readings Of Original, Creative Works Followed By An Open Forum. Green College, Graham House reception room, 8pm. Call 822-6067.

Friday, Jan. 10

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Adolescent Transition, Evolving Provincial Services. Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, B.C.'s Children's Hosp; Dr. George Hahn, AYA Program; Penny Offer, AYA Program. GF Strong auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.

Leon & Thea Koerner Memorial Lecture

Music Of Medieval Islamic Spain From The Middle Ages To The Present. Prof. Dwight Reynolds, U of Calif.-Santa Barbara. Buchanan A-202, 12:30pm. Call 822-6523.

Medieval Workshop

Islam In Europe. Green College, 2-6pm. Adults, $25; students, $10. Continues Jan. 11. Call 822-6067.


Lost Family Photos

Some family photos were found in the vicinity of the Faculty Association offices (near Geography, the Old Auditorium and the First Nations Longhouse). To claim them, call 822-6871.

Christmas Bakeshop by UBC Food Services

Last day to order is Dec. 16. Let UBC bakeshop do the baking! Call or fax your order or shop in person at Pacific Spirit Place Cafeteria, Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm . Call 822-5717.

UBC Food Services Christmas Hours

Pacific Spirit Place Cafeteria and Espresso On The Go will be open to serve you until Dec. 19. Barn Coffee Shop and IRC Snack Bar are open until Dec. 20. The Express is open throughout the Christmas period except Dec. 25, 26, and Jan. 1. Call 822-3663.

Fun and Fitness

UBC Community Sport Services offers adult ballet, gymnastics and ice hockey classes for beginners. No experience is necessary. For more information call 822-3688.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 12-5pm. 1825 Main Mall. Call 822-2759.

Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility

Weekly sales of furniture, computers, scientific etc. held every Wednesday, noon-5pm. SERF, Task Force Building, 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 822-2582 for information.

Faculty Development

Would you like to talk with an experienced faculty member, one on one, about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty Development and Instructional Services at 822-0828 and ask for the Teaching Support Group.

Studies in Hearing and Communication

Senior (65 years or older) and Junior (20-30 years) volunteers needed. Participants will attend up to three one-hour appointments at UBC. Experiments will examine different aspects of hearing and communication abilities. Honorarium for some studies. Please call The Hearing Lab, 822-9474.

Clinical Research Support Group

The Clinical Research Support Group which operates under the auspices of the Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology provides methodological, biostatistical, computational and analytical support for health researchers. For an appointment please call Laurel Slaney at 822-4530.

Eczema Study

Volunteers needed. 12-40 years of age. Must have a current flare of eczema. Able to attend five visits over a 15 day period. Honorarium to be paid upon completion. Call 875-5296.

Multisite Fungal Infection Study

Jock itch, athlete's foot, irritation beneath the breasts or ringworm. Volunteers needed. Must have at least two different sites of skin infections. Seven visits over 12 weeks. Honorarium paid upon completion. Call 875-5296.

Psoriasis Laser Study

Volunteers needed. The UBC Division of Dermatology is seeking volunteers with psoriasis. We are testing a potential new laser therapy for psoriasis. Volunteers who complete the treatments and follow-up visits will receive a stipend. Please call 875-5254.

Christmas at the Shop in the Garden

Great selection of gifts! Unique Christmas tree ornaments and table centrepieces made by Friends of the Garden. Garden books, tools, accessories and much more. All proceeds help the garden grow. UBC Botanical Garden, Shop in the Garden, 10am-5pm. Closed noon, Dec. 24. Re-open Jan. 13. Call 822-4529.

Parents with Babies

Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out! We are looking for parents with babies between one and 14 months of age to participate in language development studies. If you are interested in bringing your baby for a one hour visit, please call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Dept. of Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Nancy).

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Study

Participants required to take part in clinical dermatology trial at Division of Dermatology, 855 West 10th Ave. Requirements, 50 years of age and older, within 72 hours of onset of first skin rash. Maximum 13 visits over 24-week period. Free medication and honorarium given. For further information call 875-5296.

Diabetes 1997 Conference

The Young Diabetic. Interprofessional continuing education conference will take place Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 1997 in Vancouver for all health professionals interested and involved in diabetic care. For further information call 822-2626.

Parent Care Project

Daughters/daughters-in-law who are caring for a parent in a care facility are needed for a counselling psychology study on the challenges women face in parent care. Involves individual interviews/questionnaire. Call Allison at 822-9199.