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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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