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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 07 Apr. 5, 2001


A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from April 9 through 19, 2001. 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.

monday, april 9

Applied Ethics Colloquium

Ethical Consumption In A Starving World: Negotiating Partial And Impartial Obligations. Lisa Fuller. Klinck 462 from 2-4pm. E-mail ethics@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-8625.

Boehringer-Ingelheim Lecture

Epigenetic Regulation Of Mammalian Development. Shirley M. Tilghman, Howard Hughes Institute, Princeton U. IRC#6 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178.

Thematic Lecture Series

The Child As Agent In Family Life. Leon Kuczynski, U of Guelph. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.

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tuesday, april 10

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Echoes 2001. Emily Carr Institute students. MOA lobby from 11am-5pm. Continues to May 13. Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free admission). Call 822-5087.

Botany Seminar

Dinoflagellate Nuclear SSU Phylogeny Suggests Multiple Chloroplast Losses And Replacements. Juan Saldarriega. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

Equality/Security/Community Colloquium

The Community Employment Innovation Project: Social Capital, Employment Initiatives And Community Development In Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Reuben Ford, Social Research and Demonstration Corp. Green College at 4pm. Call 822-1878.

St. John's College Global Change Lecture

The Battle Over Globalization: What's The Fuss About? Marc Lee, research economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. St. John's College 1080 from 5-6:15pm. E-mail sjc.events@ubc.ca. Call 822-8781.

Health Promotion In Motion Seminar

Physical Activity And Health: What Do We Know, What Should We Do? Alan Martin, Human Kinetics. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.

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wednesday, april 11

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

TBA. Asst. Prof. David Wilson, Mechanical Engineering, Queens U. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

Open House

International Building Safety Week - Ever Wondered Why Development Or Building Permits Are Necessary? Campus Planning Gardenia Room from 11am-2pm. Call 822-0463.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar

The Discovery Of A New Form Of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone. Shahram Kosravi. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.

Women And Film Film Showings

Marlene. MOA Theatre Gallery from 2:30-4:30pm. E-mail wmst1@interchange.ubc.ca. Call 822-9171.


Super Classic Great Performers At The Chan. Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Richard Goode, piano. Chan Centre at 8pm. $15-$78. Call 822-2697.

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thursday, april 12


Dawn Upshaw Vocal Masterclass. Chan Centre from 12noon-2pm. $15 adult; $10 student/senior. Call 822-5574.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Shallow Seismic Imaging Of An Andean Paleolake/Salt Flativan. Susan McGeary, U of Delaware. GeoSciences 330-A from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-8610.

Art History And Visual Art Lecture

Writing Travels: Power, Knowledge And Ritual On The English East India Company's Early Voyages. Miles Ogborn, Cultural Geography, U of London. Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2757.

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tuesday, april 17

Museum of Anthropology Exhibit

Continuing Traditions. MOA Gallery 5 from 11am-5pm, Tuesday to 9pm (5-9pm free admission). Continues to April 30. Call 822-5087.

Botany Seminar

Biochemical And Molecular Analysis Of Entry Point Enzymes Into Poplar Phenylpropanoid Metabolism. Dae-Kyun Ro. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2133.

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wednesday, april 18

Orthopedics Grand Rounds

An Update On Injury Prevention In Canada. Dr. Peter Wing. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.

School Of Nursing Rounds

The Implementation Of Midwifery In BC: Challenges For Midwives, Nurses And Physicians. Prof. Elaine Carty, Jude Kornelsen. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.

Senate Meeting

Regular Meeting Of The Senate. UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-2951.

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thursday, april 19

India And South Asia Research Seminar

Mother India: Class And Gender At The Birth Of A Nation. Tithi Bhattacharya, CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-4688.

Earth And Ocean Sciences Colloquium

Detection Of Inner Core Scattering And Rotation With An Antique Seismic Array. John Vidale, UCLA. GeoSciences 330-A from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-8610.

Law And Society Midday Lecture

Spectacular Politics: Protests Against The World Trade Organization In Seattle 1999. Kate Sullivan, U of California. Green College at 12:30pm. (No outside food or beverage please.) Call 822-1878.

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Lactose Intolerant?

Researchers at UBCare interested in learning more about lactose intolerance. Participation will take about 20-30 minutes of your time. If you are 19 years of age or older, experience lactose intolerance, live in the GVRD, and would like more information or to participate in this questionnaire-based study, call 822-2502.

Eyeglasses Needed

Recycled eyeglasses/sunglasses are desperately needed in Third World countries. Donors may drop off any eyeglasses at SUB or UBC Hosp. Call 692-5616.

UBC Gardens

The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and the Shop in the Garden will be open until Oct. 8 from 10am-6pm daily including weekends. For information about the garden call 822-9666 or the Shop 822-4529.

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 Co-ordinator, Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm at 875-5122 or e-mail volunteers@cromedica.com.

Research Study

Researchers at the Dept. of Psychology 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 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 681-5618.

Family Career Development Project

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 822-4919 to participate.

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 822-9294.

Born Between 1930 And 1976?

The Adult Development And Psychometrics Lab at UBC is looking for men and women born between 1930 and 1976 to participate in a series of focus groups looking at what it means to be your age today. Call 822-5250.

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 806-8601.

Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Stephen Andrews: Likeness. Featuring drawings, bookworks and recent portrait works, by Toronto artist Stephen Andrews. Included is the well-known, "Facsimile" (1991-93), comprised of 147 portraits etched in graphite on wax, of people lost to HIV-related illnesses. Continues to May 13. Tuesday to Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm. (Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 822-2759.

UBC Birdwalks

Anyone who is interested can meet at the flagpole above the Rose Garden on Thursdays at 12:45pm. Look for a small group of people who are carrying binoculars and bird books, (and bring your own, if you have them). Call 822-9149.

Sage Bistro

To the faculty, students, administration and admirers of the University of British Columbia we present Sage Bistro at the University Centre. Sage is open Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm. Our luncheon menu changes weekly and features a wide selection of wines by the glass. For reservations please call 822-1500.

Premenstrual Asthma Study

UBC/St. Paul's Hospital researchers are seeking females with asthma and regular menstrual cycles for a study of estrogen's effects on asthma symptoms and lung function. Must be 18-50 years of age and not taking birth control pills. Honorarium and free peak flow meter provided. If interested, please call 875-2886.

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 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 822-9028. Confidentiality and privacy protected.

Museum Of Anthropology Exhibition

Echoes 2001. April 10 to May 13. Continuing Traditions. April 17 to 30. Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist; Two Case Studies: Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Aug. 31. Conversations: The Tecson Philippine Collection. Continues to Sept. 3. Anthropology 432 Student Projects: What is Missing? Continues to Dec. 31. Winter hours Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm, Tues. to 9pm (5-9pm free admission). Call 822-5087.

Traumatic Stress Clinic

Psychologists conducting research at the Traumatic Stress Clinic at UBC Psychiatry are offering free treatment to people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is caused by events such as physical or sexual assault, and motor vehicle accidents. Call the Traumatic Stress Clinic at 822-8040.

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.

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 224-5877 or Gwyneth Westwick, membership 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, e-mail tmacbeth@cortex. psych.ubc.ca or call 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, 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 site www.stat.ubc.ca/scarl, e-mail scarl@stat.ubc.ca or call 822-4037.

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 875-5555 ext. 62366.

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 822-3270.

UBC Fencing Club

UBC Fencing Club meets every Monday and Thursday from 7-9pm in the Osborne Gym. Learn decision-making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave message at 878-7060.

Chan Centre Tours

Free tours of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts are held every Thursday. Participants are asked to meet in the Chan Centre main lobby at 1pm. Special group tours can be booked through www.chancentre.com or at 822-1815.

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 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 822-6114 Monday-Thursday from 4:40-8:30pm.

Religion And Spirituality Drop-Ins

Every Wednesday you can join the chaplains in a relaxed environment to explore a variety of topics related to religion and spirituality. Drop in or call International House at 822-5021 or e-mail ihouse.frontcounter@ubc.ca.

Lunch Hour Drop-Ins

Every Thursday you can join fellow international students in a relaxed, social environment to explore a variety of topics designed to help you succeed at UBC. Topics include health, safety, arts and literature, and music throughout the world. Drop in or call International House at 822-5021 or e-mail ihouse.frontcounter@ubc.ca.

UBC Zen Society

Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday from 1:30-2:30pm while classes are in session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery. All are welcome. Call 822-2573.


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, contra-indications, 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 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 822-2140.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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