Live At UBC

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from July 11 through August 14, 1999. 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.

July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
August 5, 9, 11

Sunday, July 11

Chan Centre Concert

A Hymn Festival. The U.S. and Canada Hymn Society. Chan Centre at 7:30pm. Call 822-2697.

Monday, July 12

Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Discussion Group

Oncogene-Mediated Signal Transduction In Transgenic Mouse Models Of Human Breast Cancer. William Muller, The Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, McMaster U. Wesbrook 100 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2792.

Under The Green Roof Public Lecture

Crucifixion As The Motherliness Of Christ In The Theology Of Julian Of Norwich. Prof. Kerry Dearborn, Theology, Seattle Pacific U. Regent College Chapel from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Tuesday, July 13

VST Summer Lecture

Why Christianity Must Change Or Die. Rt. Rev. John S. Spong, Bishop of Newark. VST Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Bring cushion for comfort. By donation. E-mail: or call Ginger Shaw 822-9816.

Wednesday, July 14

Under The Green Roof Public Lecture

Whatever Happened to God The Father. Prof. Gary Badcock, Dogmatic Theology, U of Edinburgh. Regent College Chapel from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Thursday, July 15

Board of Governors Meeting

Open Session Begins At 8am. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on application to the Board Secretary at least 24 hrs before each meeting. OAB Board and Senate room. Call 822-2127.

VST Summer Lecture

Building Community As A Response To Globalization. Christopher Lind, St. Andrew's College. VST Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Bring cushion for comfort. By donation. E-mail: or call Ginger Shaw 822-9816.

Education Noted Scholars Lecture

New Formations Of Colonization And New Educational Resistances...Lessons From Down Under. Graham Hingangaroa Smith. Scarfe 310 from 1:30-2:30pm. Call 822-9136.

Saturday, July 17

Bike Mechanic Workshop

Comprehensive One-Day Bike Mechanic Course. AMS Bike Co-op mechanics. Bike Hub Portable (MacMillan southwest corner) from 10am-3pm. $20. Bring your own bike and lunch. Call 822-4566.

Monday, July 19

Under The Green Roof Public Lecture

How Can Christians Find Hope In The Face Of Cultural Crisis? Marva J. Dawn, theologian, author, lecturer. Regent College Chapel from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Tuesday, July 20

Education Noted Scholars Lecture

The Cabal Of Globalization And The Public Remains Of Education. David Smith, International Centre for Education and Society, U of Alberta. Cecil Green Park House Yorkeen Room from 1-2pm. Call 822-1878; 822-9136.

VST Summer Lecture

The Rise Of World Christianity. Lamin Sanneh, Yale U. VST Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Bring cushion for comfort. By donation. E-mail: or call Ginger Shaw 822-9816.

Green College Special Lecture

Limits On Insurance Underwriting: Private Justice Or Public Good? Aditi Gowri, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, U of Texas. Green College small dining room at 5pm. Informal discussion to follow. Call 822-1878.

Wednesday, July 21

Under The Green Roof Public Lecture

Surprised By Joy: C.S. Lewis And The Christian Discovery Of Hope. Earl Palmer. Tenth Avenue Alliance Church, 11 W. 10th Ave. from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Thursday, July 22

Education Noted Scholars Lecture

Is Critical Thinking A Moral Obligation? Donald Hatcher. Scarfe 310 from 12noon-1pm. Call 822-9136.

VST Summer Lecture

Consumer Culture and Commodity Fetishism: A Biblical Critique Of Idolatry. Ched Myers, Urban Theology. VST Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Bring cushion for comfort. By donation. E-mail: or call Ginger Shaw 822-9816.

Monday, July 26

Under The Green Roof Public Lecture

Rebuilding The Ruins: Reformation And Renaissance In Christian Education. Prof. Gene E. Veith, English, Concordia U. Regent College Chapel from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Wednesday, July 28

Under The Green Roof Public Lecture

Religious And Political Polarization And The Theology Of Reconciliation. Alan Torrance, Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, U of London. Regent College Chapel from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.

Thursday, July 29

Education Noted Scholars Lecture

Beyond The Reading Wars. Steven Stahl. Scarfe 310 from 12noon-1pm. Call 822-9136.

Thursday, Aug. 5

Obstetrics And Gynecology Special Seminar

Blastocyst Invasion And The Maternal Endometrial Response. Dr. Asgi Fazleabas, Physiology, U of Illinois. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Monday, Aug. 9

Intercultural Studies Continuing Education

St. John's College from 9:30am-5pm. Registration at 8:15am. Continues to Aug. 13. $645/course; $1,195 two courses. E-mail: or call 822-1437.

Centre For Teaching And Academic Growth Workshop

Instructional Skills Workshop For Graduate Students. TAG Seminar Room from 8:30am-5pm. To register call 822-6827.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Engineering/Architecture Continuing Education

Advanced System Identification And Process Control. Erza Kwok. ChemEng 18 from 8:30am-3pm. Continues to Aug. 13. $1,300; $450 student. Includes lunch. Call 822-1884.


Museum Of Anthropology Summer Camp

Stories, Printmaking, Scavenger Hunt, And Tour. MOA from 10am-3pm. $8/child (limited subsidies available). Continues to Aug. 6. Call Manuela Niemetscheck 822-4604.

Art Exhibits

Rodney Graham: Vexation Island; Golden Boys: Naturalism And Artifice In Homoerotic Photography, 1870-1970; N.E. Thing Co.: Sixteen Hundred Miles North Of Denver. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from 12noon-5pm. Continues to Aug. 15. Closed Mondays; Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat./Sun. 12noon-5pm. or call 822-2759.

Parents With Toddlers

Did you know your child is a word-learning expert? We are looking for children (one-five years old) and their parent(s) to participate in language studies in the Psychology Dept. at UBC. During your visit, you will remain with your child at all times. You and your child, and a trained researcher will play a word guessing game using puppets and toys, or pictures. As you might imagine, children find these word games a lot of fun!! If you (or someone you know) might be interested in bringing your child for a 30-minute visit to our research playroom, please contact Kelley at Dr. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre 822-9294.

Participants Needed

For a study on public input in decision-making for environmental policies, conducted by Eco-Risk Research Unit, at UBC during July and August. Participants are asked to attend a 1.5-hour working group discussion and will be paid $25 in cash at the end of the session. If interested, please call 822-0551.

Bike Care Clinic

Learn a different skill each week on our purple and yellow bikes. Free weekly bike repair training every Wednesday evening at the Bike Kitchen with Jason Addy, master bike mechanic. SUB loading dock, room 41 from 6-7pm. Call 822-4566.

Pediatric Eczema Study

Requires children three months to 15 years of age. Must have a current flare of eczema. Must be able to attend visits over 52 weeks. Honorarium to be paid at completion of study. Call Sherry, Dermatology 875-5296.

Adult Eczema Study

Requires persons 18 and over with a present flare of eczema on both arms. Must be able to attend six visits over a one month period. Lab tests required. Call Sherry, Dermatology 875-5296.

Cystic Acne Study

Requires persons 16 years and older. Must have three acne cysts larger than 5mm in size on their face. No accutane within six months, no antibiotics within ten days. Lab tests required. Call Sherry, Dermatology 875-5296.

UBC Campus Tours

Free and fun tours leaving from the SUB concourse daily at 10am and 2pm, or call to book your own tour. Kristina Osborne and Kevin Neilson are your tour guides. Call 822-TOUR (8687).

Studies in Hearing and Communication

Senior (65 years or older) and Junior (18-35) volunteers needed. If your first language is English and your hearing is relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC. Hearing screened. Honorarium paid. Please call The Hearing Lab, 822-9474.

Research Study

Requires volunteers (18-40 years) with a recent fracture of the tibia. We are assessing inflammation in the weakened muscles and muscle fatigue before beginning physiotherapy or full weight-bearing, and again after beginning treatment. An honorarium is offered. For more information please call 822-0799.

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 714-4848.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to Dec. 31. Nunavutmiutanik Elisasiniq: A Tribute To The Peoples Of Nunavut; A Break In The Ice: Inuit Prints From The Linda J. Lemmens Collection. Continues to Sept. 6. Attributed to Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to Feb. 13. Free to UBC students, staff, faculty. Web site: or call 822-5087 or 822-5950.

Gardens Open

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and Shop in the Garden will be open until October 11 (inclusive) from 10am-6pm daily (including weekends). For the gardens call 822-9666 and the Shop 822-4529.

Vancouver (European) Handball Team

Is looking for players at all levels. We meet Fridays from 8-10pm at the Osborne Gym. For more information, visit our Web site: http:\\ or call 822-4576.

Female Volunteers

Daughters who have returned home to live with their parents are needed for a PhD psychology study. An interview at your convenience is required. Please call Michele 269-9986.

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: or call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 822 4826.


The British Columbia Seniors Medication Information Line (BC SMILE), answered by licensed pharmacists, is a free telephone hotline established to assist seniors, their families and caregivers with any medication-related questions including side effects, drug interactions, and the misuses of prescription and non-prescription drugs when it is not possible to direct such questions to their regular pharmacist or physician. Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Call 822-1330 or e-mail

Research Study

I am a grad student looking for families with an autistic child(ren) to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic children. The child must be seven years old or younger. Please call Keri Smalley 738-8025.

UBC Utilities Advisory Notice

UBC Utilities regularly performs maintenance work on underground piping and electrical systems. Work sites are always blocked off with appropriate signs and barriers, however sometimes these signs and barriers are removed by unauthorized individuals. Please approach work sites cautiously and respect signs and/or work crew instructions to avoid potential harm. Potential hazards including falling, electrical shock, burns, and other harmful events. If you have any questions concerning a UBC Utilities work site, please call 822-9445.

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 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, 822-6408 (ask for Kate).

Relationship Research Study

Heterosexual men (25 years of age and older), in relationships of greater than six months needed for a UBC study of relationships. Complete questionnaire at home, receive $10. Call 822-2151.

Statistical Consulting And Research Lab (SCARL)

SCARL offers long or short term statistical and analytical assistance to UBC researchers. Resources include expertise in many areas of statistical methodology and a variety of statistical software. Web site:, e-mail: or call 822-4037.

UBC Fencing Club

UBC Fencing Club meets every Wednesday 8:30-10:30pm, Friday 6-10pm and Sunday 3-7pm in Osborne Gym A. Learn decision making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave message at 878-7060.

UBC Birding

Join a one-hour birding walk around UBC Campus, every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars if you have them. For details, call Jeremy Gordon 822-8966.

Chan Centre Tours

Free tours of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts are held every Tuesday. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre main lobby at noon. Special group tours can be booked through or at 822-1815.

Got A Stepfather?

17-23 years old? Love him, hate him or indifferent, you qualify. $10 for 30 min., anonymous questionnaire, student or non-student, mailed survey. Contact or Susan at 822-4919.

Faculty Women's Club

The Faculty Women's Club is composed of academic faculty and professional staff at UBC, its affiliated colleges, the library, Health Sciences Centre, and post-doctoral fellows from across campus. It brings together women connected to the university either through their work or that of the spouses, for social activities and lectures. The main purpose of the Faculty Women's Club is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are 18 different interest groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation and bridge to hiking. Do come and join us! Call Louise Klaassen, president 222-1983; Marya McDonald, membership 738-7401.

Research Study

5-12 year old children are needed to participate in UBC Psychology research to learn more about the ways children respond to questions about cartoons and stories. Please call Dr. Johnston's lab at 822-9037.