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ALUMNUS Summer 1983 Vul. 16. No.3

l ' NIVERSITY O F GUELPH ALUMNI ASSOCIATlO:>l HONORAR Y PRESIDENT: Professor Donald F. ForSle r. PRES IDE:-IT. Barry Stahlbau m, CP S '7 4 . PAST PRESIDENT ' Jane (Volllck) Webste r, FACS '75. SEN IO R VICE· PRESIDENT: Gl e nn Powe ll. OAC '62. S ECR ETARY: Ros< Parry. CSS 'SO . ASSOCIATE SECRETARY; Rose mary Clark , Mac '5 9. TR EASURE R: James . 1. Elm,lie

VIC E· PRESIDI: NTS; Dr Jim Henry. OVC ' 55; W. Rob Milne, CBS ' g I: Edith (Si mmo ns) Le Lacheur . Ans '72 : Elizabeth O' Neil. FACS '74 ; Ross Parry. CSS 'SO: Gle nn Powell, OAC ' 62 ; Bruce Rtchardso n. C PS '8 2. DIR ECTO RS; La tT y Argue . OAC' 58 ; Lo m e ( Ro lston) Cose ns. CBS '79; Su e( BeallY) Davidson , CSS '72: Dr. Ron Downey, OVC ' 61: Dr. Peter Forte , CPS Ph . D. '74; Dr. Jim Hen ry, OVC ' 55: Al vin Jory . CSS ' 74; Lorna llnne s) La wrence, Mac '68 : Wi lliam MacDona ld . Arts '79; Li nda McKenzie· CordlCk. Arts ' 8 1; Rob Milne, CB S '8 1: Elizabet h O 'Ne il, FACS '74 ; Janice (Robe rt so n) Part lo w, Art s '70; Dr. J. Clare Renn ie. OA C '47; Bruce Richardso n. CPS 'R2 ; Jim Tho mso n, CPS '79; Janet Watso n, CB S '7 4: Jamce Ye llo",lees . FACS '80. EX·OF FICIO DIRECTORS; Joh n Ba bcock , O AC ' 54, Director of Alumni AfTairs and Development; Ro n Ball, Pres ident , G raduate Stu de nt s Assoc iation ; George Di xo n, CB S Ph .D. ' 80, President. College of Biological Science Alumni Association; Jim Gre enway. HAFA ' 79 , President, Hotel and Food Administration Alumni Association; Bob Mc ga n~. President , Central Student Association ; Dr. Wendy Parke r, 0 VC '71 , President, OVC Alumni Association; Don Risehrough, OAC ' 77, President, OAC Al umni Association; Margo Shoemaker, Arts '79. President . College of Arts Alu m ni Association; Patric ia Va nn . HK '74 . President. Human Kinetic s AJumni Assoc iation; Luc as VanVeen , CPS ' 74, President, College of Physical Science ," Iumni Assoca tion ; Rita (Klassen) Weige l, FACS '77, President . M8c- FACS Al u m ni Association ,

The Cuelph A lllInm lS 15 puh lished hy the Depa rtment of Alumni A ffa ir . . and De ve lopment in co-ope ration wi th Informati on Ser\'icc ~.

Universit y of Guelph.

EDITOR . De rek 1. Win g, Puh llCa tl ons Manager, Department of Alumn) Affairs and Development. The Editorial CommlHce is com pri se d of the h ..h t()r, Derek Wing;

Di rec tor John Babcock: Rose mar y C lark, \-Ia c '59. A.'Sistant Director, Alum nI Pr o g ram~ . and RoblO n31rd Lewi s, Art s '73, Communication s Officer , all wi th th e Department o f Alumni


Affa irs and De ve lo pment, and Eric h Barth, Art Direc tor: Do nald Jo o;; e , OAe ' 49. Pr\!ss,- Pub l1 city. and Di recto r Dougla s Wa terston . all with Info rmat ion Services. The Editonal AdVIsory Board of the Univer'Sll y of GueJph alumni

Assoc iation is compflsed of Dr O. Brian Allen. CP S '12 , Ch airman; Dr. Alla n Aus tin ; Dr. Do nald Barn um, OVC '41 ; W. John Bowles , CSS ' 72: Judith (Main) Ca rso n. Arts ' 75 : Peter Hohenadel. OAC '75: Ri chard Moccia, CBS '76: l anice (Robe rtson) Partlow, Arts '70: Oli ve (Th ompson) Th ompso n, Mac ' 35; Jan Wa tso n, CBS '75: Sandra We bste r. CSS '75; Ex ·offi cio: l o hn Babcock , OAC '54 ; Barry Stahlbaum, CPS ' 74. Undeli ve red copies should be returned to th e De par1me nt of Alu mn i Affa irs and Devel opment , Uni vers it y o f Guelph , Guelph , Ontario, NIG 2WI .


O ld friends meet at Alumni We eke nd '83, Dr. Don Christie, OVC ' 43 , of Port Perry , On{(lrio, left, and Dr. fan Tar/or, avc '43, of Wh eeli ng, /IIi ­ nois, USA . For more Alumni Week end pictorial co verage see pages 6 and 7.

We Appreciate Your Financial Help But We Also Need Your

Loyalty, Encouragement...


urin g my several years of involvement in alumni affairs I have served as a representative for graduates of the C ollege of Phys ical Science and as a member and chairman of the Alma Ma ter Fund Advisory Coun cil. [n addition, 1 think [have served on nearly e ve ryone of the major UG AA sub-committees. T his experience has already been of consider­ able benefit to me , and will surely pro ve beneficial during my upcoming year as presi­ dent of the University of Guelph Alumni Assoc iation. The UGAA deals with many diverse activitie s ranging from the se nior" Alumni­ in-Action" program through to " Zoo T rips ." The Association has been administered very effectively in the past and, with anticipated room for growth in future years, the need for a weJI-managed schedule of events becomes even more nece ss ary. Alumni have an extremely important role in supporting the University - not just financially' I regret that if oftentimes appears that the University communicates with alumni only when it asks for money. As I have said several times before, we also need your loyalty , e ncouragement , and participat ion. [f I even attempted to list any of the UGAA programs, [would by error of omission misrepre sent others. Therefore, I would merel y like to say that we will endeavour to make you aware of planned activities, and that during the next year we will attempt to continue in the tradition of providing a fu II and di verse plate of goodies. Do keep in touch with your College alumni associations - they are working very hard to represent your views on the G AA. The ir time and energ y is given freely to the U GAA and their collective efforts continue to kee p the University of Gue lph alumni body invo lved. The object ive of the UGAA, as stated in the Letters Patent, is to mobilize on behalf of the University of Guelph all the strength­ moral, spiritual, a nd financial, of its alumni. My predecessor was instrumental in formulating a prescription for alumni involve­ ment, and during the next year I plan to follow that prescription and to " take our med icine." The UGA A is here for yo u , so please feel free to contact us should you have ANY que st ions , concerns. or brilliant new ideas. [n clos ing, I wo uld like to take this opport unity to commend Jane ( V ollick) We b-

UGAA Pres idenl Ba rry Sl ah/bourn, CPS ' 74.

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Participation ste r, FACS '75, for her outstandin g efforts as president of the UGAA for the past year. The vital spirit and enthusiasm she brought to the GA A will remain wi th us . My perso nal thanks to Jane, to the G AA executive and to all UGAA members for a very successful year indeed . On behalf of the UGAA and all alumni, I would like to thank President Do nald Forster for his many candid conversations with us , and for his firm s upport for alumni and UG A A programs . O ur gratitude goe s with him and we wish him every succe ss in hi s ne w appointment at the Universi ty of Toronto. 0


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r<) fesso r Do nald Forster has atl en ckd hi s la ~ t Al umni Wee ke nd as PreSident of tht: L nivc rs ity of G uelph. He will heeonlc Pres ident ufthe ni vcrs it y of Toro nt o o n St: ptc illher I . O n Sunday , Ju ne 19, dur ing Alumn i Wl'L'ke nd ' XJ , a lun cheon was arrange d for ~ iluJll ll i to recog nize Pres ide nt Forste r's e ig ht ) 'ars of de dica ted se rvice to the nive rsit y, a nd his close rel at io ns hip with th e U ni vns it y of Gue lph Alum ni Assoc iat ion . One or cveral afte r· lunc·he() n speake rs . U GAA Pas t Prcs ide nt Pcte r An derso n. We ll ·/iX . no ted that "Pre,id e nt Fors te r li s te ned to o ur conce rn , a nd spo ke ope nly a nd fr an kly to us . Hi s te rm of o ffic e, un fo rtun ately. covered a period dmin g which man y res tri ct ions had to be appli ed Lu ck il y . fo r us all. he did no t re str ict hi> for ward · lo ok ing vis io n fo r ca mpus ~ ro w th O ne sh i n in~ ex ampl e of thi s I S the Macd o nald Ste wa rt Art Ce nt re o f whic h we are all very prolld . We will mi ss hi s lead(T,hi p a nd de te rmin a tio n. " Pas t Pres id e nt Oli ve (T hompson ) Thom p­ so n. Mac ' 35 , w ith who m the Pres ide nt share d a passio n for ph ilate ly, o hsc rve d Ihat the Alma Male r Fu nd total for 1975 - the yea r tha t Do nal d Forster ca me to Gu elph- was S 151 .000 . "T he sig ni fica nce o rh is pre sence t() al umni" s he noted , "ca n we ll be appreciated whe n one consid e rs Ihat the to tal rece ive d d urin g the 19H2 ca mpaign wa.; more than $.175,000. " Pas t Pres ident Ja nice (Rohc it so n) Pa rt­ lo w, Art s ' 70, ap pJ a udedt he Presidc nt '~ leadership wh e n, fac in g severe gove rnm e nt unde rfun d i ng , he in iti ated, in 1979 , a rev ie w o f


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alu mni publicati o ns by a co mm it te e re pre se nt­ ing the L GAA and the co lle ge alumni a'isoc iati on s He ac ce pted their reco mmen da t ion to consolidate the ( ;lIelph A111111 II li S an d the seve n indiv idu al coll ege alumni bull e tin s " thc- r,: by bring ing a bou t" ohse rve d Ja nice . "an illlcgrati ll n of Lnive rsil Y a nd alumn i new s f!"O m whic h we a ll have be nefitt ed. " In his r( ph to Ihe gat he ring . Preside nt FONer exp ressed hi s apprec iatio n tor ha vin g the lull support of ··a ~ o() d academic , ad mi ni, · tra tive, a nd alumni tea m, all ofwh() m are

ded icat ed, loya l, a nd de vo te d to the U ni ve rsi ty a nd 10 lhe co lle ges . Beca use o f this . I'm sorry to be leav in g Ihe U ni versil y o f Gu..:lph " I'm proud to leave th e Univers ity o f Gu elph in a stro ng a nd sta ble co nd ition - at the Uni ver, it y of Toronto it 's ano the r story. I' m slile there w.ll be a n upturn in uni versity fun d ing, hut the ne x t whil e wi ll be hard for uni ver, ities in ge ne ral. lI owever. not SO hard for j uc lph-hcre we have hi gh q ua lit y and programs th a t are sL:co nd tn none. M y hea rtfe lt th ank.s to yo u all." 0


SOlan Tornado Strikes ArboretuOl D

uring the afternoon o f May I, a small to rnado struck the fi ve-acre wh ite pine p la ntation in the northeast corner o f the U ni ve rsity A rboretum' s Victoria Woods (corner o f Co llege Avenue and Victoria Road South). T he dam age ~ as deva stating , the 78-year-uld pines were broke n like match stick s o r wind-thrown in a fin ge r patte rn away fro m the western edge of the p lantatio n. For the Arboretum , the los s is a very se rio us o ne , not least becau se of the h ist ric impo rtan ce o f th is p lantation, w hich was pla nted in 190 5 by the late Dr. E d mu nd John Za vi tl , OAC's firs t profess or of Fores try , who ta ught Farm- Fo res try and o pe rated a fores t tree nursery o n ca m pus from 1904 to 19 12. Ed mund Zav itz graduat ed fro m McMaster Universi ty in 1903 and o bta ined a n M .Sc . de gree in Forestry at Mic higan Uni versity in 1905 . H is appoint ment to the OAC res ulted from ac ti vities by the O ntario Agricul tural a nd Experi menta l Un ion which. in a 1902 resulu足

tion to the Ontario Guvernment , requested that "ma terial s sufficient to refores t areas s ufficiently large to provide forest conditions , in typica l situations throughout Ontar io ." be made available. The U nion was chaired by the late Professor C harles A . Zavitz. a d is tant relati ve of Ed mund Zavitz. and one o f the group of students of the O AC to receive the degree o f B. S . A . in its first graduating cl ass o f 1888, and who immediately joined the OAC fa c ulty . Re cogni zed as the " father of reforesta足 tion" in O ntario. Edmund Za vi tz became Provinc ial Fo rester in the De part men t of Lands , Forests and M ines in 1912. Fac d with the de vastation, A rbore tu m Di rector Erik Jorge nsen was also fac ed w ith thc prob le m o f wha t to do about it. .. My firs t re actio n was the same as that ex pressed to me by Pro fe ssor Da viu Sm ith o f the Depart ment o f Botany and Genetics - let nat ure take its co urse . W hat we have is the

co nsequence of a natural catastrophe, and as such con stitutes a useful example for teaching purposes If left essentially as is . with only removal of the tree s blocking the walking trail s through the are a, the natural regenerative proce sses co uld be documented over time and would eventually provide information useful to Arboretum person nel and for teachin g purposes However , a close examination by Erik and his staff has confi rme d th at the fallen trees have considerable val ue and. if retrieved throu g h a lumberin g operation , would provide sufficient fund s to co ver the cost of c lean-up and replanting. with, maybe, so me funds left ove r for o ther Arboretum developments. Therefore, the decision has been mad e - that the plantation sho uld preferably beco me an extension of the ex isting adj ace nt sugar maple woodlot, whi ch, by stand ard, is small as it stands today. Other factors that led to thi s decision inc lude the poss ibility that the prese nt co ndi足 tion would lead to continued storm damage as a large number o f trees are on theirway down o r ha ve very thlll crowns, which will break . Al so . leaving the pine as is pose s a hazard to other co nifers in the Arbo retum as o ne mi g ht expe ct a large build-up of bark beetles, Ips pini amon~ o thers, capable of killing he althy tree s when they occur in large numbers. One stro ng factur was the recognition that the sectio n o f the Arboretum affected is the focal po int of publ ic pro grams, and s hu uld be aesthetically pleasing . The U nive rs ity do es ha ve. at p resent, the large wooded section so uth of the Stone Road as a natural area w he re nature is allowed to take its cou rse. It is planned to estab lish a c over crop of ha rdwood s and subseq ue ntly underpla nt w ith sugar maple in two or thre e yea rs . This technique is an e xperime ntal one , and CQul d be of importance to sou the rn O ntario w he re the M in is try of Na tura l Resources, at prese nt, has ve ry little ad vice fo r farmers w ho wan t to extend sugar bush o pe rations . " By o pti ng for a clean- up operation, " observed Professor Jorgenso n, "we are eli minating a q ues tionable teac hin g and researc h s ituat ion , and we are creating a pos itive one . " 0


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their families are going to see that they are now part of an ac ademi c tradition . I would like to compliment Gudph o n the way the facult y turns out for graduation . Beca use the acaue mic procession , as it enters with fa c ulty me mbers in co lourful gowns, robes and ca ps from uni vc:rsities around the world , add s greatl y to the ceremo ny. It' s awfully nice to ee such colour, to hear the orches tra and that excellent choir you ha ve. I rea ll y love the graduati o n ce re mo ny.

A. How did you develo p th is feelin g fo r tradition ') Did the fac t that you studi ed hi story at uni versit y co ntribute to thi s apprec iation')

P. Really, I think it 's my sense of theatre. o ff th e top of my head because [' ve neve r thought about the que sti o n before . But I do ha ve a tendenc y, whe ther it' s in a church, a uni ve rsit y, the leg isl ature or the House of Co mmo ns, of always see ing cere monies with that the at ri cal loo k behind my eye. People should be able to feel th at they are taking part in a meanin gful occas ion.

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A , So, it is not mere ly a questi on of staging a cere mon y, but ol really unde l'iinin g the fa ct that th is ri tual is part of an important traditi on. The the atric s then become mainl y a means of he lping to co nvey th at fact. Did yo ur family haw a strong sense of traditi on?

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An intervi e w with Dr. Pauline McGibbon by Andrea Mudry Fawcett

A. In stepping down as Chancellor, you are leaving people at the niversity of Guelph with many memories , including your rather spectacular arrival in 1977 in horse路drawn land au, and the time you took off from convocation in a helicopter. What mem orie s of the University will you take aw ay with you? P. Well, I will certainl y remember the beautiful campu s , and the friendline ss of e verybody. At Guelph' s Board of Governors meetings, I was struc k by the vast difference between what was almost a famil y affair as compared to the Governing Counc il at the Uni versit y of Toronto , where [ was pre viously Chancellor. really liked the meetings of the Board of Governors at Guelph. The meetings at Toronto


are so muc h larger, with people sitting in row s in a room. Perhaps you feel more intimidated to get up and speak. No t that that ever applies to me! A. As Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of tw o uni versities, yo u have fulfilled role s whic h involve a fair amount of pomp and circ um stance. Do you feel that there is a place in the modern world for such ceremonie s? P. Yes. I feel very stro ngl y about that , ab out graduati on ceremonies, for example . That is one time when a universit y publicly pays tr ibute to student s for what they have achieved . Perhaps for the first time, the gradu ates and

P. I don't kn ow th at [ was really conscious of such thin gs before atte nding uni ve rs it y. Whil e growin g up in Sarnia , I doubt very mu ch that I was co nsc ious o f tradi tions. Perhap s it started during my univerSit y ye ars . You must reme mber that [ came from a communit y of abo ut IS ,000 to the Uni ve rsit y of Toro nto where I lived in reside nce. I was ju st so w ide-e yed . Eve rything see med so glamorous. Yo u kn ow, I came down with mone y fr om my grandfather wh o said I was not to sta y if I didn ' t like it. Before I left he g ave me the trai n fare home. You see, I was co mpl etely spoil ed . Of course , I ju st loved it . A. T he fac t th at you were Ontari o's Lieute nant-G overnor while you were the Chancell or at Guelph ce rtai nly me ant that you were bu sy . But also , as Her Majesty the Queen 's offi c ial representative yo u were not free to speak on educa tion oron politics. Would you care to co mment on the state of educati on now ?

P. We ll, heal th and educa tion are makin g terrifi c finan cial demands on provincial budgets . J get comp.letel y torn between wantin g to see more money in both en velopes , if yo u wa nt to put it that way. I'm rea lly co ncerned about the .l ac k of money for our uni versities . I think that the y're right down to the bone , and I'm concerned about the fu ture . If things don't impro ve , then we're goi ng to lose our staff to

extremes o f the fe mini st move ment . suc h as the e xtra va ga nt prose . the hraburni ng . all tha t type o f stuff. I ca ll it "stuff ," yet, in th e nex t bre at h I say . it did have an im pact. Whe the r the y agreed or disagreed, peo ple a t las t beg an to thi nk about ce rta in iss ue s concerning wome n . Pro bl e ms w it h sa lari es, care er advan ccm e nt, and pr j udi ce '. s uc h as th e id ea th at it is no t g ood to work fo r a wo ma n , a r~ e xamp le" The mo veme nt seems to ha ve slowed d uwn now . I see both s ides. and on no t consider m y~e l f a fe nce -s itte r. l thin k the majority o f people re.alize w hat ! certa inl y reali zed all al o ng. Yo u cannu t ge t ahead w ithou t the s uppo rt of men, Me n a nd wo me n have gut to wo rk to ge ther fo r the be n fi t o f both . I ha ve to say in all ho nes ty that [neve r felt di sc ri min ated aga in s t in a ny way , no matter wh at [ dio, I' ve always gotte n al ong we ll w ith men , Ilike men , and they sec m to like me .

III rl' m gllition of her ser vi ce to the Uni,·ersi'.'; since 1977. Dr. Pa uline M cGibbo n Il'lI S p rl'sented with two millia ture hand- craft ed replicas of th e Uni vers ity mace a t a Se nate/Boa rd of G ove rnors din ne r d uring sprin g Com 'oealio ll on lU1I 1! I . With hl!r is Prr>sident Dona ld Fo rster, the United Sta te s . O ur eq uipment is getting old , and has to be re placed , as do o ur buildings. I just w ish we could find mo re mo ney in o ur unive rs ities , and J use that in the plural . A. It has been co mmented that sin ce D o n Fo rste r is a bac he lo r. you ha ve been helpful in setting him at ease in the social aspec ts o f his role. For ex amp le. yo u me ntioned the gradu atio n lun che o ns . P. We ll , D on was Pro vos t wh en I w as the C han cell or at Toro nto . su tha t we were not strange rs to o ne an other , no t that we kne w e ac h o ther that we ll . Po ss ibl y the fact that he had wa tc hed me in ac tio n at T oronto may be one reas o n why he asked me if I w o uld le t my na me sta nd as C ha nce ll or fo r G ue lph . Now I' ve rJs hl y said that I'll be glad to do an ythi ng I can do to he lp hi m w he n he co me s to Toronto as Preside nt. It is not goi ng to be easy for hi m .

finan cia l p ages o f you r ne w spape r to see the w ay wome n are coming ahead . Such c han ges are partl y due. lthink, to the fe mini st moveme nt whi ch emph as ize d and bro ug ht to the att ention o f pe o ple so me o f the ha ndi caps under whic h women were functi o nin g. ow , I' m not o ne who s upported th e

A. M aybe that is part o fil. T he y se nse that the rel a tio nship is a positive one , Yo u e nj oy their company, they enjoy yo urs. and they ca n see that you ha ve the m:ce ss ary qualit ie s fo r a g ive n pos itio n. \Vell. it' s ce rtainly go ing to be th e end o f an era a t Guelph w he n you and Do n leave. I'm s ure thin gs will ca rry o n. and there w i.ll be ne w delights . but we're a lw ays sor ry to see a fine time end . P. Th a nk yo u. I'd hate to have yo u not feel sor ry tha t we are leav ing . But the new Chancell or. Bill Ste wart , isjus t go in g to be to ps . He had an assoc iati o n with Guel ph for a lo ng time whe n he w as Ministerof Agric ulture . I ca n ' t th ink of a better ch oice . 0

Ch ancel/or Paufine McGibb on »'ith Erich B a rth. arl director, Enf orilla/ion Se r­ vices . who co-ordinaled the creation of Ihe two U ni\'e rsity iliacI' lII in iafures th at Yo'ere presented to he r . On e ma ce is a dis plm' model , a bout on e-eigh th f ull size. the o the r rep li ca is a j our- in ch kill p in .

A. You ha ve bee n the firs t wo ma n to hold many othe r key positi ons. hese incl ude bei ng D irector of IBM Ltd. , Presi dent of the Canadian C o nference o f the A rt s. and Lie ute nant-Gove rn or of On tari o . Is thi s indi cati ve o f aeha nge in peo pl e 's perce pti o n of wo men' s abil i tie s, w he ther it is in bu si nes., ed ucat io n or go vernment'? P. Ve ry de finitely attitude s are cha ngin g . I co nsider that . at the be gi nnin g , I Jus t hap pe ned to be in the right pl ace at the righ t time. Howe ve r, a ll yo u have to do is watch the


Dual Income

Families: Presstires and Payoffs Why the Change?

By Mary Cocivera


stroll through a typical neighbourhood shatters any illusions about mothers stayin g at home with their young children. Mo st neighbo urhoods that a decade ago would ha ve been bu stling with coffee kl atches, neighbours visiting over the fence and back yard s full of children playing, are now all but de serted during the week . Young mo thers are not home with their presc hool children . Instead they are in shops, factorie s and offices, working to help stretch their families' budgets . Women, particularly mothers of young children, are working outside the home in increasing numbers. In 1971, in two- parent familie s, 38 pe r cent of mothers with children under 16 worked outside the home. By 1977, that proportion had increased to 58 per cent. The increases are even more dramatic for women with children under s ix years old , the gro up traditi o nall y portrayed as staying home with their presc hool children. F ro m 1971 to 1977 , the proportion of these mothers from two-p arent familie s who worked outside the home rose from 41 per cent to 51 per cent. Participation in the labour force has increased steadily fo r all women since 1960, when fewer than 30 per cent of women over 25 were in the labo ur force . By 1982 , more than 48 per cent of the same group worked outside the home. Further inc reases are prOjected until at least 1985. " Canada's Families ," a doc ument based on the 1976 census, reported that in 54 per cent of families, both spouses were wo rking o llts ide the home.



Women have been entering the labour force for a variety of reasons , economic ami otherwise. Professor Kathleen Brown, a family economist in the Department of Family Studies, suggests that soc ial pressures have pushed many women , particularly those in middle-age withgrown children, out of the house and in searc h of self-fulfillment . Some of these women ma y feel they're missing something by staying at home when mo st of their peers are working outs ide the home and have their own discretionary income . Hard cold ca sh is the reason behind most women's decision to work o utside the homc. "Young families are particularly vulnerable to e conomic upheaval s ," Profess or Brown explains, "because their expenses peak before their incomes ." Many young two-inc ome couples stretched their bud gets in the early 1970s to purchase a hou se , with the expectatio n that their inco mes would rise and the payments would beco me increasingly eas ier to make. Then interest rates soared, they had to renew their mortgages at much higher rates , and their la rger monthly payments s till needed two or mo re incomes to meet th ose payments . Wives wh o intended to stop working outside the home to have a family suddenly realized that they wo uld have to keep wo rking to keep the famil y home. "They were counting on co ntinued economic growth and on inflatio n eas ing their d e bt burden, " obser ve . Professor Brown, "but they didn ' t allow enough flexibility to adju st to developments like the unexpectedly high mortgage rates." Some middle c la ss home owners may actually be worse off no w than the y were in the early 1970s, according to consumer economist

Profe ssor W ill ia m Frisbee from the De partment o f Consumer Studie s . " T his problem is likely to be particularly aeu te amon g famili es who purchased homes in the 1970s . W hat has caught familie s in the wild t1uctuation in interest rates. We can no longer ant icipate what the situation will be like in th ree or four years . Conside ring that buying a house is a 25足 to 30-year proposilion, this uncertainty can really put families in a bind," Wives who work outside the home have not only saved many a family home, bu t they have kept low income families above the poverty line. "Women and Poverty," a report by the National Council of Welfare published in 1979, estimates that 52 per cent more two- spouse income families would fall below the poverty line if the wives did not work outs ide the home. Wives who work outside the home represent all social and economic strata, from the lowest income families to the very highest. Ma ny wives who are pursuing life-long careers always e xpected to work outside the home, and they married men who supported their ambitions. At the other extre me are women who never planned to work outside the hom or who intended to stop working outside the home if childre n arrived. These women frequently married men who believe that the husband should be able to provide for his family. W hen these women venture outside the home to work , there can be treme ndous conflict between the traditional values and the financial necess ity of going out to work. The ir hu sbands ofte n feel that their role as fam il y head and bread w inner is being unde rmined . They ha ve d iffi c ulty cop in g with their wives' incre ased indepe ndence and economic clout; the wives try to live both the traditional rol e and carry on with thei r jobs,

Far-Reaching Benefits Women enter the labour force for monetary reasons, bu t o ft e n the payo ffs go far be yond the economic. The late Professor A nne Cal laga n, who was a soci al worke r and soc iolog ist in the De partment of Fa mily Stud ies , be lieved that wome n be ne fi t psycholog ically and that marriages can be stre ngthe ned whe n both part ne rs work outside the home . Ci ting a study abo ut the decision-making process in famili es, she obse rved that most couples start married life with an "equal rights" relationship. The wife 's input into important decisions reaches its lowest point when she is stuck at ho me with small children. As the children get older and more independent, the wife regains some of her say in family dec isio ns, but her input never reaches the level she enjoyed a t the beg inn ing of the marriage . A wife who works out side the home maintains her influence in decision- mak ing through out the marriage . W ith both partners workin g, husband and

wifc are forced to communicate m ore a nd to work out the often com plex arran gements for the care of the children. Incre ased com足 municat io n leads to more companionship. In the trad it ional family , with a hus band who has a job and a wife who does not work outside the home , the wife organizes the children and the couple ' s social life . In many cases, she and her husband operate in completely different spheres and communication declines. Many of these marriages flounder in mid-life because there is little in the way of common interest after the children leave home. Many observers have linked marriage failure to economic woes and to women working outside the home. Professo r Callagan challenged this link. The wife, by working, help s combat one of the biggest sources of stress faced by married couples - money. Professor Frisbee wonders whether marital problems th at have been blamed on fi nancial woes are really caused, at least in part, by isolation and loneliness. [n geographically mobile societies , young couples often move away from both fam ily and friend s and sell Ie in communities where they ha ve no close personal ties with other peo ple. Whe n the pressures of jobs, child care arrange足 ments and finances become too much to handle. such familie s cannot call on parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters , and lon g-established friends. T he pressure s bec ome in te rn al ized to the im mediate family and the relationship cracks under the stress. In spite of the pressures and demands of a job ou tside the home , a wife enjoys personal benefi ts , according to Pro fessor Callagan. By contributing in a co ncrete, visible wa y to purchasing the house (and the car and the food) she earns the appreciation of her hu sband and chil dre , and thus e nhances her se lf esteem . B y simply gelling out of the hou. e , a m other with aj ob be comes more indep nde nt, bu il d s a social life of her own and develops interes ts outside o f he r hou se and fam il y. All of thi s adds up to beller me ntal health .

Changing Roles If w ives are entering the labo ur force , are the ir hu sbands accepting more o f the respon sibi lity for raising the children and running the home? Roles at home have not changed as much as some would expect. Studies in Vancouver and Hal ifax found that men increase their house work and child care contributions by an average of one hour a week when their wives get jobs o utside the home. It a ppears that m ost men seem to make their contributions in the more pleasa nt tasks, such as p utting the children to bed. By and lar ge , the working mother s till has to con te nd wi th the la un dry , cleaning, sho pp ing, cook in g and famil y scheduli ng, If one o f the chi ldren gets s ick , it is sti ll the mothe r who is us ua ll y

expected to adjust her schedule . Yet to come is a real sharing of the chore s around the house , a perceptible shi ft in the divisi on o f labour at home. Wo men w ith jobs are no t limited to mothers in two-parent families. Divorced, widowed and single women who mayor may not have children also compete for those jobs and face the same, if not worse, economic pressures. Wives with jobs outs ide the home, however. are oj'lel di smissed as not economically important because many people assume (incorrectly) that they have husbands to s UPflort them and their real job is to take care of the ir children. Today's thousa nds of moms who work outside the home challenge this outmoded notion. Their pay cheques are as im po rtant a contribution to theirfamilies as their husbands'. A report by the C anad ian Advisory Council on the Statlls o f Wo men points out that between 1969 and 1979 the number of wo men in the labour force in c rease d by 61.6 per cent, with the g reatest gain being a mong mothers of young children. Be tween 1976 and 1980, according to the report, the num be r of mothe rs with children under three who were in the labour force inc reased by a staggering 276 per cent. This rai ses important questions about society's ability to cope with these social changes. Some 15 or 20 years ago, the mother who worked outside the home was the exception rather than the rule. She coul d make arrange ments with an obli g ing neighbour to care for her chil d re n all Jay or to intercept them after sc hool and at lunch ti me , Tod ay, mothers without jobs are the excep tion. Find ing the obligi ng ne ighbour is becoming more diffi c ult and famili es are makin g mo re fo rmal arrangeme nts for day care and afte r school care. In ma ny cit ies , however , the re is not en o ugh day care to fil l this demand .

Here to Stay It has been pred icted tha t w ives will kee p worki ng o uts ide the ho me because they will have to. Fami lies will become u ed to the com fo rt o f a two- in come standard of liv ing and will be unwilling, or unable, to g ive it up . The socia l forces th at ha ve led women in search of self fulfill me nt and equality in the work place w ill continue to influence women's life work. Many you ng girls still think of a job as a tem porary situation , b ut the reality is that being ma rried happily ever after is a myt h for most wo men. "Women and Pove rty " points out th a{ 94 out of every 100 women marry. but o nly 26 of them can e xpect to live w ith their husbands until death . Some 53 of the original 94 will become w idows and 15 wi ll divorce or separate. Today's wives and mothers w ho work outs ide the home will be better prepared to pursue life on their own if and whe n they have to. 0


The Stewart Bennett Bequest 路 $600,000

By John Hearn hen Ste wart B nnett . industriali st. fa rmer. catt le and horse hreed er. 3rt colle tor and past mem ber of the nivers it y of Guelph 's Board of Govern o rs di ed in Au g us t last ye ar, hi s w ill specified a bequest o f $600 ,000 to the Un iversity which w ~ s co nfinned on the death of h is widow , Violet , w ho al so di ed last yea r. By a ny standards, Stewart Ben nett 's life must be described as a success sto ry , a 90-yea r record o f pe rson a l ac hievement any ma n m ig ht envy. Born in T oronto, in 1892, he graduated in e ngineering from the Uni ve rs ity of Toronto, went up to Oxford, Jo ined the Roya l En g ineers on the outbreak of Wo rld War One, served wi th di stinction as a captain and w as awarded the Military C ross. He re turned to the niversity of Townto to lec ture at th e fac uity o f Applied Sc ie nce from 19 2 1 to 1925 then launched a busin ss career which w as to lead to directorships w ith some of the country' s most succe ss ful corporations . These included the Phoenix Assurance Co. of C anada, Dominion Stores Ltd . , the Boiler Inspection and Ass urance Co. of Canada and the C anada Permanent Tru st C om pany. He became pres ident of Beardmore & C ompany in 1940 and served as vice-president of Canada Packers Inc. for 18 years . It might be argued, however, as to who was the real Stewart Bennett-the shrewd Industrialist or the man who bought himself a 540-acre farm in the Credit Valley and turned it into a beauty spot. He lined its handsome driveway with evergreens and dammed streams to create a lake as a home for hi s two swans . Nor was he content to be a city man with a country home. He is honoured among cattle breeders for his famous Sc otsdale Shorthorn


Th(' felle Violet alld Stewart Benne ll. herd which ha s been sending champions to international Ii vestock expositions for more than 40 years . The firs t C anadian -bred Short颅 horn bull to be shipped to Scotland was sent by Scotsdale Farm in 1970 and, as recently as 1981, Stewart Ben nett had the upre me Champion Bull at the eN E . While all this was going on he was buildi ng a si g nificant collection of Canadian art and served as a member of the council of the Toronto Art Gallery. Hi s 100 or more canvas路 ses by Tom Thompson, A. Y Jacks o n and J.E. H . MacDonald, among o the rs , have been bequeathed to the Ontario Heritage Foundation which has al so been named to manage the Be nnett farm . Stewart Bennett's connection with the

niversity of Gue lph goes ba ck to the days w hen he was a member of the Board of Re ge nts of the Federated College s and remained to ser ve as a member o f the nivcrsity's first Board of Governo rs for another e ig ht years. He was al so president of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 195 3-4 and se rved for many years on it s executive . T he Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Georgetown Di s trict Memorial H os pital are equal beneficiaries with the University in his estate. What el se would a man need to round out a long and successful life but a perfect marriage and this too was not denied him. He married Violet" Lett y " Fairbanks in 1922 . She died 60 years later, two months after Stewart, "of a broken heart." 0

III this picture a/the Uni,'ersitV' s first B oard o(Co" ernors , St e wart 8el1// (' (( is third /roll/tefl.


The AMPUl Experience

A Most Significant Training Program For Hospitality Industry Leaders By John Hearn


hen The Universit y of Guelph's Sch oo l of Ho tel and Food Administration s taged a four-week Ad vanced mana ge ment Program for the Hosp italit y Industry. (AMPHI), ea rlier this yea r. the y presented the ni ve rsit y with an exercise in log istic s of unprecede nted complex ity, Bo b De sautels. HI\!-'I\ '7S, who "'as involved in the advance planning fm more than a yea r before the e vent , explaincd the special nature of the prohle m , "A MPHI was to be a four-week conce ntrated coursc designed to meet the standards of two dozen o f Canada ' s most senior hospitalit y exec utive s who must he regarded no t just as expeI1S. but also as connoisseurs in th e art of loo king after people, Mee ting those standard s , assembling an exper ienced faculty and generating very lar'ge quantities o f all-new course material mandated a co urse fee of $5,000. At those rates. participants were entitled to expect th e hest of everything. The c urriculum was programme.d in detail fro m 6:30 a,m . through 10:00 p.m. every da y. The >[re nuous nature o t' the intellectual demands left the partic ipants with ne ither the tim e or the energy to do very mu c h in th e way of fending for themsel ves. Another important constraint was that eve ry activity, formal and informal. had to be structured in such a way as to be conducive to mainwinin g co ntinuous dialogue betwee n the paI1icipanh at all time s ." Gi\'c n these criteria. Bob sought the aid of vinually evcry serv ice department in the nivc r,>itj. "Co-o pe ration wa s be ne rou s and unstintin b .'· he rcpmt'>. "We asked for' set'vice lllore u,>ually a.s.s ociated with hett e rcl"ss hotch and eve ryone rose to the occasion . Faced with such so phisti cated palates , food scrv ice had to he at the: top 01 the list and Dave Boeckner, assistant mana ger. opc r·ations . Food Services. pulled o ut allthe slOpS t'or us." A Public Statement For Garry Round . Food Se rv ices director. A VlPHI offered a unique o pportunit y to make a puhlic statement abo ut the capahililie s of hi, or bani7ation . w hich had he e n I()(l~in g for just such a c hallen ge 10 break throu g h the ima ge prohlem us ually assoeiatcd with universit y l' atcrin g.

"Let' s face it ." he , aid. "unive rsities in bene ral arc popular locati o ns for summcr L'lln krcnc cs I'm onc excellent rcason - the price is ri ght. Student ' s roo ms arc availahle at camp-site rates and lor $ I.I.SO a day. peopl e

ca n eat well in one of ou r cafeterias. W hat makes thc University of Guelph different? " With onc of th e bigges t resid en t student po pulations in Canada. with in-house ca terin g and an nual sales in the $6 million br·acke t. we have a resourc e base capabl e ot' sustaining an hillll (' ('lIi.l'il7 (, culinary staff and allowing us to take on special functions that would be impossible for an y other university in Canada," This opinio n was e nthu s iasticall y endorsed by the AMPHI participant s wh o aw arded a sta nding ovation to th e s taff. led by Domenico Ran alli. executi ve chef. and Incz Scapinello. operations manager, during th e final banquet - a sea Cood spectacu lar capped by copi ous quantities of Baked Alaska . The final banquet was by no means except io nal. Steak and lobste r. eSl'a rgot and mu shroom ca ps were almost com monpl ace. Breakfas t offered a choice of cere als, an exoti c display of fresh fruit s and s uch niceties as eggs bened ict. The scale and va riety of lunches had to be cut back al'ter the first week in r'espo nse to the pa rt icipants ' groans of " too much." Front Rank Convention Centre

As Inez Scapinello tell s. it, .. AMPHI was not so much a challe nge as an opportunity, We did not hing we had not do ne before. Do me nic o was not ca lled upon l(l create any new menu items. although we did try some innovati ve combinations. " A, a , howca sc for Domcnico Ranalli' , talent s. A M PH I W,IS nothi ng less than a Will' dl' /i!l,(,('. Wi th 2~ sucC'ssivc dinners. each of which ea rned rave re views. without once repeati n[! hims elf. and consisting or " nothing ne w". moves the University of Gue Iph into the front rank of convention centre~ . Satis fied that food sc-rv ice wa s in good hands. Bob Desautels wa s able to turn his attenti o n \0 other logis til" problems. Th e I\ MPHI course was bas<:d on the case teachin g method . A tcam ofHA PAcase writ ers worke d for more than two yea rs assemhling a pac ka ge or some 600 studies of critical si tuati o ns pertinc nt to the contl'rl1porary Ca nadran hospitalit y sce ne. They travelled as lar as British Co lumbia in search or authentil' re levant material all of which had 10 be reproduced. It was Bob Desautels ' job to superv ise the printing and hindin g of the I.OOD-page required reading I'al'k agc hand ed III (' deh urthe panic ipants on arrival. plus industr)

notes . the teachin g mat erial s and equipmclll required by th e e ight-man facult y under HA F A Direct or. Dr, Tom Powers . Sleeping accommodation. in th e nearest residence to th l' Schoo l. was a simple student enviro nment with th e addilOn of a private pho ne in each morn In~ talled for the duration of the course. Valet and laundry se rvice . not usually part of th e l ' niversit y's conference offering. was available. Credit pri vi leges at the Un iversit y branc h o f the Ca nadian Impe rial Bank of Commerce was arran ged for eac h of the participants. Hospitality L e a d ers Night Peopl e

Successful hospitalit y industry leaders are marked by certain co mm o n characteristics­ high energy leveis. capac it y for long and erratic hours. strong: "people" skill s. creati vit y and a sense 01' humour. The da y. beginning with a 6:45 a.m, run, continuing through thre e morning ca",: studie s follow ed by study sessions, keep fit classes and phy sica l games in the afternoon and more group study sessions in the evening. rare ly ended at the prescribed 10:00 p,m. Hospi tality indus try leade rs are .. night peop le." Stimulated by the intellectual dem a nd s of the course and by interaction wit h th ei r peers and faculty (w ho stayed with thern right through the long day) the y we re ,till left w ith e nergy to burn off in a serie s of theme parti es whi ch sent Bob De sa utels scouring the di strict to su ppl y th ei r eso teric demand s - one complete fem ale gorilla outfit. for cxarn pk The course ended when Prcsid en t Donald Forste r prese nted th e graduate., with certificatcs (w hi c h had 10 be spec iall y designed and printed) and th e graduates pre se nted the faculty with mock certificates (which also had to be designed and pri llled.) How well did it all wo rk 0 "We c hecked , double checked, and tripie c hecked eve ry possihilit y in advance." said Boh De , aut e ls . "The on ly qUl's tion we had left on the eve ofthc confe rcncc was whell have we missed" " As it tran , plredth e answer see rns to ha ve heen " not much. " Participants wcre unanim ous rn their evaluation of AMPIII as incomparahl y th e mos t si g nificant rnanagementtraining l'x pcrr c nce of their liv es. All of them werT ve teran s of course,> g i\'Cn hy uni\'ers itie s. private managem e nt dc ve lopment institutions and in-house coni'crencc s . hut none had been through an experienl'c as rew arding. demanding, superhl} "rgani/ed and positi ve in its lon g te rm consequCrll'e, as this one , For' the faculty and '>UpPllrt stall. more Jccu,torllcdtothc energy leve ls of under ­ gradu;lles, A:vIPHI mad e unpn:cccknted phy,ical and mental demand s - hut plan.s for AMPHI '~.:I arc alrcadv in the \,orb and applicant s are l'x[1cl'ted from allo ver th e cun tin c nL C



A Year to REMEMBER By D ick Freeman


full house , in e xcess of 430 people,

crowded Peter Clark Hall at the Univer­ sity of Guelph in March to celebrate a year of intercollegiate sports competition and to hon­ our its 1982/83 champions. The year started with a 16 to 10 football victory over the OQIFC champion, the Con­ corida Stingers, and ended with a third consecuti ve CIA U wrestling championship. In between, a well-balanced Gryphon athletic program proudly and succe ssfu lly represented the University of Guelph. When the awards had been announced, a pair of Hockey Gryphons had struck for the "hat tri ck." Ray Irwin was named the 1982/83 Male Athlete of the Year; the W. F. Mitchell Sportsman of the Year(forathletics leadersh ip)

Ray Irwin,

and collected his third straight team Most Valuable Player Trophy . Another all-star hockey performer, Sue Scherer was named the Female Athlete of the Year. Sue earlier was named Most Improved Player on the Field Hockey squad as well as Most Valuable Performer on the Women' s Ice Hoc key team. Bev Rankin , a member of the Women's Athle tics Council and Women' s Field Hockey team, was honoured as the recipient of the W. F. Mitchell Sportswoma n of the Year Award. Other major award winner s in c luded Basketball's Greg Hook- Don Cameron Memorial Trophy for Most Improved Athlete; Volkyball's Michelle Turley - Mary Beverley-Burton Award for Female Rookie of the Yea r, and Scott Hobson - Ted Wildman Memoria l Trophy as the outstanding graduat­ ing footb all player. Alderman Jim Whitechurch, Arts '8 1, presented City of Guelph plates to Canadi an Champions. These included wrestlers Ken Bradford, Chris Crooks and Peter Domarchuk as well as football All-Canadians Pe ter Lang­ ford. Junior Ro binso n, Salvatore Benincasa and :vlrke Hudson. Hud so n, it should be noted, earned All-Canadian honou rs for the third consecuti ve year; only the seco nd player ever so honoured. In addition to the team Most Valuahle and Mo st Improved awards as listed below, the gathering honoured OWlAA champions Barb Jonak - Arc hery , and Jane Herner - Alpine Skiing. The men's wrestling team captured a fourth strai g ht OUAA titl e anchored by 1982/83 MAJOR AWARD WI NN ERS

Male Athlete of th e Year.

Su e S cherer,

Female Athlete of the Year.

Archery Trophy . Barb Janak Most Impro ved Basketball Trop hy (men) . Greg Hook Bill Dlmson Memorial Trophy Michael 5cs(0, Demck Lewis Most Irnproved Basketball Trophy (women) . Beth Pulsifer

When Vice-President Administration, Bask etball Award (women) ... . Joa nne Hurd Charles Ferguson, presented Ray Irwin with Badminton Trophy (women) Kelly Breedon th e 1982-83 University o.jGuelph Mal e Athlete BadmintOn Trophy (me n) .. Tai Ching Leng Cross-country Running Trophy (womcn) Tracey RObinson of the Year award, it was the culmination ofa Curling Trophy ... Jill Rowen, Brian Davenport sto.ry-book seaso.nfor the Sudbury native . Most Impro ve d Field Hockey Trophy . ....... Susan Scherer Field Hockey Trophy .... Karen Mc Bride In earning his third straight first team Most Imp roved Football Trophy ... Pat Tracey all- star berth, Ray led the OUAA in assists with Letlermen's Club Award . Mike Eykens Most Improved Ice Hockey Trophy (women) Michelle Turley 40 and added ten goals to finish as the only ...... .. Susan Scherer Coaches Hock ey Trophy dejenceman in the leagu e's top ten sco.rers. His Walter Rickard Memorial Trophy . Bruce Kilgour . ....... Ray IrwlO o.n-ice brilliance caught the eye of Canada's Jack Pos Intercollegiate Hockey Award leuan Evans Intercollegiate Rugger Trophy ..... Jeff Baldock Olympic Team and, at mid-season , he was Mo st Improved Soc cer Trophy ......... .. Gudio Fra sson cho.sen to represent Canada in a tournament in Bill Mc Anurf Soccer Trop hy . . . . B,II Davis Most Improved Swimming Award (women) ... Stephanie Doll Czechoslovakia . Swimming Trophy (women) ... Pam Johnson ' In a game against the natio.n's number­ Most Improved Swimming Trophy (men) ....... Kirk Weber Swimming Trophy (men) . . ........... Peter Koiisnyk one ranked Toront o. Blues, he scored once and Synchronized Swimming Trophy . . ...... Li sa De Laplante assisted on three other scores. Tennis Award (women) ... Maure en McKillop Mo st Improved Volleyball Trophy (me n) ..... .. Blair Carley Perhaps more significant, though, was his Volleyball Troph y (men) .. ..... ..... ... Tim White selection as the W . F . Mitchell Sportsman of Mosllmproved Volleyball Trophy (women) Francine Taillefer Volleyball Award (women) .... Joellen Barr the Year. This award honours leadership and Most Improved Wrestling Trophy ... . Peter Oomarchuk strength ofcharacter, two qualities that are Wre stling Trophy . . ..... Ken Bradford abundant in this HAFA student.


indiviJual c:hampions, Peter Do marchuk, Mitch Mason, hri s Crooks and Leo narJ Stevano. Altogether, 18 Gryphons were nameJ to league all-star teams. Two athlete s were presented with trophies as the best in their sport in Canada . Peter Langford, the J . P. Metras Trophy as Canada's Outstanding Defensive Lineman, and Ken Bradford as the Outstanding Wrestkr at the 1982/8 3 champions hip s Director of Athletics, Dave Copp, sum­ med up the year in his closin g remarks as he thanked the athlete s and coaches for their superb efforts, "We are proud of your achievements in 1982/83 competition. Let us work together to make 1983/84 e ve n more memorable. " Judging from the fact th at the majority of alhletcs and gue sts danced and partied to the wee hours, it was obvIOus that they were full of the Gryphon spirit. It 's truly fun- catc h it' 0

Vi ce -Presidel/t. Academic. HOl-\'ard Clark'" presentation of the 1982/83 Female Athlete of the Year (/ward to Sue Sch erer was greeted with a TOar nj{/ppro\'al. Howe l'e r the awardfor excellence displa yed in ice hockey andjield hod n was reallv 011 1.1' the tip of th e iceberg . Afifih semester socio log." student, Sue anchored th e Grlphons defence and, in fact, controlled th e oJjensf!. As if that wasn't enough , Sue was the plaving coach and in the combination 0/ roles led the hocker Gryphon s into th e plar-offs including a regular season upset of the Ynrk Yeo,,"omen. Th e hidden part o/the stOrl' is perhaps th e best. Sue fills her mml1lers bv starrin g on the Canadian Nat ional Women's Fastball team . In cluded in this hectic sche dule were tours nf Japa n , Taiwan, SO Lllh America and Mexico, Ob"iouslr the combinatioll a/studies and athletics is a healthy one as Sue maintains a "B" average at the Unil'ersity.



Newly Elected as

AluDlni Senators

Following the annual election for three of the nine alum n i seats on Senate a t the Univers ity, the following three alumni have been elected to replace those who will fulfill three-year terms on August

31, 1983.

Donal d Rose.

Arts ' 80 . Richard D. "Rich " Moccia, CBS B.Sc. '76, M.Sc. '78, is a self-employed biologi­ cal research scientist in the aquaculture field. (See article " They've Gone Fishin ' ," Guelph Alumnus, Spring 1983 issue, Rich is a past president of the CBS Alumni Associatio n , was a vice-president of the UGAA, and has served on numerous adminis trative committees on campus , in­ cluding a Presidential Special Advisory Committee on Alumni Publications. He also was a member of the Alma Mater Fund Advisory Council. In his spare time, he has been involved with the Big Brother's Association and Minor Le ague baseball . He races motor­ cycles for relaxation and fun. Donald C. Rose, Arts B.A. '80, M.A. '82, is a corporate representative with Uniglobe Bay Street Travel Inc ., of Toronto. During

hi s years at Guelph, Donald served as sports editor and production manager with the Onlari on, and was a member of Gryphon soccer and rugby teams. A single man, he feels that as an alumni senator he will be able to maintain his concern for the standards of higher education and, at the same time, maintain the friendships and contacts that he estab­ lished while at the Uni versity. Tony K. Sobczak, Arts B.A. '77, is general manager of Bailey' s Balloon Brigade , a restaurant in Toronto. While study ing at Guelph he worked in the hospitality field with Food Services, The Keg, and the Elora Mill Restaurant and Inn. Following graduation, he was employed by the Toronto-Dominion Bank in south­ western Ontario, but, two years later, re vived his interest in the hospitality field.

Limited Accreditation for OVC

The Ontario Veterinary College of the University of Guelph has been accorded "limited accreditation" status by the American Veterinary Medical Association (A VMA), President Donald Forster an­ nounced in May. The decision by the Council of Edllca­ tion of the A VMA is based on recommenda­ tions made in the report of an evaluation committee which visited the College for a s hort period in October, 1982, a report on which the University and the C ollege had an opportunity to comment. Most errors of fact in the original report were corrected as a result of the University'S comments. This accreditation status means that ove meets or exceeds most, but not all, minimal requirements for a satisfactory program in veterinary medicine, at least in

the judgment of the Association. Limited accreditation is a reduction in s tatus from full accreditation, a status which the College has held and which was reconfirmed by a previous evaluation in L976. "Similar decisions ha ve been made by the A VMA in the past in the case of programs at other and well-established veterinary colleges in the United States which faced problems similar to those we are experiencing at the OVC," the Presi­ dent noted. L imited accreditation status may be maintained for a period of up to five years on the basis of annual reports by the University and the College indicating that any deficiencies are in the process of being corrected. At any time during the five-year period the University and the College may

Tony Sobczak,

Arrs ' 77 .

Richard Moc cia . CBS ' 76.

He and his wife, Cathy, have one son, Tony Jerome "T. J .", 11 months old. Keen on sports , Tony senior runs, plays squas h and is a waterskiier. Patricia M. G renier, Arts '72, is currently serving the unexpired term of alumni Senator Richard Young, Arts '76, who re s igned during the third year of his term . She will retire as alumni Senator on August 31, 1983 . Patricia , who received a degree of Master of Library Science from the Univer­ s ity of Western Ontario in 1973, is co­ ordinator, Information Services, Informa­ tion Centre, Ministry of EducationlMinistry of College and Universities , Toronto. Prior to her present position she was a reference librarian , Documentation Centre, at the University of Guelph Library from 1975 to 1980. 0

invite the A VMA Council to make a new evaluation , hopefully leading to a return to full accreditation status. A number of factors are identified in the report as a basis for the Council's decision. Most important, the report re­ commends that a better " balance between the financial resources and the programs of the College be achieved ." From this flow two major recommendations . " C onstruc­ tion and renovation be initiated to correct inadequacies in classrooms, laboratories, offices, and clinical work spaces." Also faculty "numbers and specialty expertise be increased, and additional time be scheduled for professional de velopment , research, and other scholarly pursuits ." The report also suggests that the number of support s taff be increased. One option identified in the recommendations is that "student numbers be reduced until

conld. over



adequate faculty numbers and physical facilitie s can be provided." hnally, some deficiencies in the area of postgraduate education are also identified. , 'While the University and the C ollege are naturally disappointed by the Council's conclusions, we are not entirely surprised," President Forster commented. "Many o f the deficiencies identified in the report have been matters of acute concern for some time and some steps have been taken already to remedy the problems, some of which are simply the product of the chronic under­ funding that Ontario universities have ex­ perienced for a number of years. , . Under the circumstances , I commend the faculty and staff of the Ontario

Veterinary College for working so hard to maintain the reputation and integrity of the program and its graduates during this very difficult period." T he President also noted that, under A VMA procedures, an elaborate appeal process is available to the University. A decision has been taken not to appeal the Council's de{:ision even though the Univer­ sity has reservation s about some of the observations in the report. " The recommendation s in the report will be reviewed very carefully by the Uni versity and the College in the coming months," the Pre sident indicated, "and eve ry effort will be made to secure support from government and other sources to

Director Industrial S ervices

R onald J. Dolynchuk has been appointed Di rector , Indus trial Services for the U niver­ sity of G uelph. The appointment became effective April I, 1983. He will provi de a two-way contact between the Un iversity and industry, says Dr. W illiam T ossell, Dean of Research. Dea n Tossell points out that Ronald Dolyn­ chuk will ass um e an integral role in the industrial interaction strateg y recently an­ nounced by the Unive rsity . At the same time, he will help acquaint Universit y researchers with possible sources of re­ search cont racts and grants within the industria l sector. The new industrial services director says that he sees his ro le somew hat as that of a broke r , taking the research and te h­ nologica l skills of the ca mpus to in­ dustry- Ioc al ly, pro vincially a nd nation­ ally. W ithin the camp us, he hopes to play the role of a catal st co-ordinating varied s peci alized activities and preparing a " marketable package of research and ser­ vice attract ive to industry." He sa ys that a campus such as the University of Gue lph can offer a consortium of highly specialized and technological expertise to indu stry . Such capability can prove to be a powerful factor in attracting new indus try to the area, he sa ys . This may be particularly true in the case of smaller industries that can seldom afford their own highly specialized research facilities. Initially, the new director says, he will especially target on industries with a direct relationship to those areas. of expertise for which the University of Guelph is particu­ larly well known. These include such sectors as fo ods and beverage, a nd bio­ technology. "I am especially interested in offering industry a broad-based, multi-disciplinary


Ronald 1. Dolynchuk. approach to their problems th rough includ­ ing such areas as the social sciences in a team of experts , " he says. This would permit the Uni versity to prov ide more complete studi es including marke t research and sociological considerations as well as

remedy problems which have be e n identified . In this connectio n, I wi sh to express, again, our gratitude to the Honour­ able De nnis Timbrel! . Ontario's M inister of Agriculture and Food, for making available to the University special funding in the amount of $J.8 million annually for a three-year period in support of programs at the OVe. This suppOrt came at a particu­ larly crucial time and wa s most we'lcomc." Recent discussion with Mr. Timbrell and Agriculture Canada have indicated hoth sympathy for. and understanding ot, the capital needs of the College and there is every hope that subs tantial support will be forthcoming from both levels of go ve rn­ ment, President Forster concluded. D

scientific or technological resources. The new director of industrial se rvices is no stranger to the University of Guelph campus. He has been teaching a course on Business Policy in the School of Agricul ­ tu ral Economics a nd Extens ion Ed ucati on. Ronald Dolync h uk was . most re­ cently, the sen ior vice- president and gene ral managcr of Linread C anada Limited in Guelph. He has worked in ind ustry since 1969 in marketing and managc men t posi­ tions. Born and raised in W inni peg , he grauuated in business economics from In­ diana Un iversity and received a Master of Business dm in islra tion uegree from the same university. Ronald Dolynchuk and hi s wife. and thrce ch il dren. have lived in G uelph since 1976. He has b en act ive in the Gue lph Chamber of Commerce, the Ro tary Club of G uel ph, a nd has served on the Board of Direc tors of the Edward Johnson M us ic Foundation , the Guelph Art s Council. the G uelph Youth O rchestra and the G ue lph Ma rlin Aquatic Cl ub. He is also :1 reg is te red soccer re te ree. 0

National Universities Week National Universities Week is being observed at universities across th e country October 2 to 8, 1983. to draw attention to the positive contributions a nd accomplishments made by these ins titutions in Canadian life. A variety of activ ities at campuses will be designed to point out the va lue of the univer­ sity's teach ing, research, cultural and public se r vice acli~' itie s in society. Plans at Guelph include a noon hour series of lectures a nd pa nels which will look at areas of r esearch on camp us that have far-re ac h ing etTects on society. Members of the pu blic will be invited 10 visit the ca m pus during the week to attend events and to tour the facilities. For further information on the National Universities Week program, contact Information Services, University of Guelph, (SI9) 824-4120, Ext. 8708. 0

Canadian Centre for Toxicology T he Canadian Centre for Toxicol(l t' y, to he located at the ni ve r~ it y o f Guelph and tht: Universit y of Toro nt o , will rt: cc ive $ 10 mi ll ion fro lll the Ceclc ra l govern ment for the firs t phase o f con st ructioll . T he lunding contin ge nt o n pa rt ic ipa tion by th e O ntario govern me nt ancl the two u ni ve rs it i e~ . Dr. Jim Sc hroder, O VC '42, Me mbCi" of Pari ia me nl for Gue lph , pari ia me nt ary secre tary to the Mini ster o f Health and We lfare, Monique Begin , and an 0 C fac ult y me mber, mad e t he announ ce me nt o n behalf' o f The Honourable John Roberts , Mini ste r of th e En viro nment. at a press co nfere nc e on cam pus in May. The fundin g is the fi rst to be ann ounc ed for more than 100 projects be in g fund eu und er the leueral gove rnmc nt' s $ 2.4 bill io n spec ial reco ve ry projec ts program o utlined in the April 19 budge t speec h. Pres ident Donalu Forster said that re pre se ntati ves from the Uni vers it ies of G uelp h ane! Toronto me t later fo r discus­ sions wi th Ontario ' s Mini ster of the Envi­ ronment, Ke ith Nort on, and will continue tv di scuss the prov ince' s co mmitmcnt to th e Ccntre. Pre sident Fors ter said he is opti mis­ ti c abo ut provincial support as Premier Bill Da vis has , for the past tw o yea rs, exp res sed stru ng suppo rt for the Centre. Preside nt Forster, on be half o f the Unive rs it y of Guelph , thanked Dr. Schroun fo rthe work he has done to impre ss upon the federal go vernment th e im po rt ance of "a p roje c t of ve ry co ns iue rab le na tio na l s ignifican ce ." The Pres ident c it ed th e Centre as an exa mple of the co-operatio n betw ee n uni ve rsitie s , go vernments an d the pri va te sector. Dr. David Strangw ay, actin g pre si­ dent , Uni ve rsity of Toronto , also expressed gt'atitude to the federal go ve rnment and Dr. Sc hroder. He said the joint venture by two uni ve rs iti es th a t ha ve compl e me ntary strength s is unique . He desc ribeu th e Ce ntre

September 30· October 1 Friday, September 30. 7:00 p. m. and 10:00 p.m. "The Nyl on\ " in conce rt , two


Alberta Alumni Reunion Saturday, August 20, 1983 2:00 p,m. -Bowness Park, Calgary

L (! l i to r!ii ht: D r . MeLII·ell. Prcs iden! Fo rsl fl r . Dr. Schroderu nd Dr . Sl l'iI ng l\'o.\'­ (Iu in K /Jr f!.\ id eill . U ni l'c r,I!I\' o{ T oro ll lO.

as a world-class model that co uld be loo ked to in the future. Gue lph's strengths are in agricultural and veterinary toxicol ogy and Toron to ' s are espec iall y in toxicology in the med ical and e ng ineerin g fi elcls. En viro n­ ment al expert ise is we ll de ve loped at both uni vers ities . Professor Free man Mc Ewen, acting direc tor o f the Ce ntre a nd de an o f the OA , outlin ed some of th e unique features of th e Ce ntre whi ch, he said, is " blaz in g a new tra il between gove rnme nts , uni versities and the public sector." The planning and co nstr ucti on of phas one of the fa cilit y for the project is expected to be co mpl eteu by late 1986 at a total cost of $2 3.6 millio n. Whe n com ­ pleted . the Ce ntre will be part of a netw or k o f toxicolog y ce ntre s across Canada . It is ex pected to have a staff, at both Gu elph and Toront o, of 64 sc ie nt is ts, 108 techn i­ cians and 109 other staff mem bers . The cor­ rate headqu arte rs will be at the Uni ve rsit y of Gue lph . 0

sho ws , War Me mori al Hall . Ticket s: $8 .50 students and se ni ors; S9 .50 general. For ti cket s write : Ny lons Ticket s , nive rs it y of Guel ph Box Ollice, Uni vers ity Centre , Un ive rs ity o f G ue lph , G uel ph , Ontari o, N I G 2W I . Pl eas e mak e cheque paya ble to the Univers it y o f Guelph and enclose a self- addressed and stamped envel ope .

Saturday, October 1.

Morning: Homec omin g Parau e. For

further in fo rm ati o n co ntac t John Kin g,

( 519) 824-4120 , Ex t. 8327.

11:00 a.m.: HA

Alu mni Associati on Annual eeting , Hotel and Food Admin is­ trati on Building .

11 :30 a.m.: Human Kinet ics Alum ni Associati on An nual Mee tin g and Home ­ coming Brun ch. Loca ti on to be ann o un ced.

2:00 p.m.: Homecornmg Footba ll Game , Alumni Stadium, Uni vcrsit y of Toronto Blues vs . Uni versit y of Gue lph Gry phons.

6:30 p.m.: Alumni Din ner Dan cc , Creel­ man Hall . Further detail s co nt act Alumni Offic e, (519) 824-4 l20, Ext 2122 or 87 40 .

8:00 p.m.: Post-G ame Pub Dance, De­ partment of Athl eti cs gymnas ium . 0

CODling Events Sep.12.16

Aggie Week


UGAA Wine Symposium, Niagara Peninsula.

25 28

OAC Alumni Association Golf Tournament.

InternationaJ Plowing Match, Teviotdale.

Sep. 30 . Oct. 1



HAFA Alumni Association Annual Meeting.


HK Alumni Association Annual Meeting.

17 Nov. 11·20


Bring your own picnic Prizes will be award ed for oldest grad, grad who travels farthest from home, etc.


Mac·FACS Alumni Association Caree rs Night.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto.

OAC Alumni Reception, Royal Room.

CoUseum, RAWF, Toronto.

Night At "The Royal." Sponsored by the UGAA

Toronto chapter.

Dec. 5-8

American Association of Equine Practitioners

Annual Convention, Las Ve gas , Nevada, US A.



The Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association



Dr. Cliff Barker. '41.

For Design


Faculty Award for Dr. Bob Curtis Dr. Bob CUrlis. '6/, Clinical SllIdies , OVe. rece lllly received a UniversilY of G uelph FlIcully Associalion Professional Tea ching Award in recognition of his great influence on professio na l lrainin g . The cira lion, in parr, sraled , " He has repeatedlv b€:en ho nouredfor his conlriburiOIl 10 educa lio n . He is a respecled \'ele rinarian who is universally retIed us one of lhe beslleachers Ihis univl'rsiry has eper had ." L eIr 10 righl ' Dr . Russ Willoughbv , '57: Dr. Wa yne Pfeiffer, vice-chairman , Faculty aSSOCi((lion : Dr. Bob Curlis , '6 /, an d Dr. Mike Wilson , chairman, Clinical SlUdi es. 0

T he late Dr. Joseph E. John so n, . 19,

Dr. "doe" dohnson


( I R91-19 60) who p racti sed for ma ny years in Waterl oo , was re cognized for hi s services to ag riculture in O ntar io wh en his port rait was hung in the O ntario Agricu ltura l Ha ll of Fame at the O ntario Agric ultural Museum, Mi lt on . His nomination was prese nte d by the Ontario Association of Ani mal Breed­ ers. T he citation presented states : "Dr. Jose ph Edward " Joe " Jo hnson , a native of Stra throy , as a pioneer in the practice of artificial insemination ( AI ) in Ontario. In 1942, when the Waterloo Cou nty Holste in- Friesian Associ ation made their fi rst attemp t, it was "Dr. Joe" who collected the se men and inse mina ted the co ws . "For fl ve years, he took ti me out o f an already very busy practice to make the new idea work . Several you nger veterinaria ns,

Jim 01fa50n, ' 68, owner of the South Su rrey Vete rinary Hospital, 3221 ­ 140th S1., Surrey, B.C. , received the 19 82 Special Aw ard for Architectu ral Exce llence at the annual me ri can Animal Hosp ital As sociation convention in San An to nio , Texa , on March 14, 1983, The award was p rese nted by Velerinary Eco nomi cs M ag(l~ ine, a leading business magazi ne for the veterinary professio n. T he aw ard was give n in rccogniti o n of the timc and e xpe nse Dr. O lafsun investcd to des ign a hosp ital that wou ld enha nce its natur al s ur round ings . Sout h Su rrey Veterinary Hosp ital is loca ted in a re s iden­ tia l area a nd the colo rs a nd tex tures of the buil ding ' s ex terior lesse n the impact o f a comme rci a l property in the area . The hospital is energy -efficient and includes large wi ndu ws and nume rou s sk y­ li ghts in its design plan. Othe r features incl ude covered walk ways , a cove re d park­ ing area a nd covered e ntran ces . The overall effect mini m izes the enclosed fe lin g usu­ ally associatcd with a subterrane an struc­ tu re . and the atte ntion to aesthetic detail produces a truly st unning hos pital. Con­ gratulations Jim . 0

who workc d with him , were later to be in charge of AI units across On tario . "He gradu ated from th e O ntario Veterina ry Colle ge in 1919 and, after working in Fe rgus and Acton , set up practice in Wa terloo , whe re he worked with the noted Seagram Sta bles . .. He pioneered the: multi- staff clinic a pproac h, having as many as four stude nts and grad uates work ing w ith him . Because o f th is intern ship approach , Dr. Johnson pro bably had a greater influence o n the practice of large a nima l vete rinary medicine than any other practicing vete rin ari an of his day. " The ultima te :uccess of the AI sys­ te m is due , in large part, to the work o f thi s ve terinari a n who , through trial and error , persevered with the technique in its ear ly ye ars." 0

One Millionth A

third-ye ar O VC stude nt , Paul Dick of Gco roeto wn, recentl y became the one mi l­ lio nth perso n to pass through the turn stiles o f the O VC Division of the Uni ve rsity L ibrary since the tu rn sti les were installed eight yea rs ago. He was gree ted by lib­ ran ans and fac ulty, appl ause and hand­ shakes , t1 a~ h i ng camera strobe li g hts, con­ gratulations and the pre sentatio n o f a book, Clillica l E raminal ion of Ca ll ie . The VC library al so se rve s students from other Colleges. Co mprisin g more tha n 30,000 volu mes , it e mbrace s far more than the vete rinary sc ie nces. 0

In a briefcert' monv a llellde d bv Davi d Hull . h ead, Sc ience and Velerinary Science Di"i si on oj Ihe Library . /eli. and Dean D ougla s .'.1aplesden . .50. righl . A ssocia /(.' Libraria ll John Bla ck presen l:, a book 10 one millionlh "isilor Pa ul Dick. rig ill ce nlre.

It Was Bound to Happen

In Memoriam

Delta c hapte r of O mega Tau Sig ma Frate rn ity reside nce has become co-educati o nal with the ad mi ss ion of 18 wo men students d uring 1982-83 e m ste rs. For se veral ye ars OVC 's wo me n stu de nts have bee n see kin g fra te rnit y me mbers hip, they fi nally made it in 1982.

Dr . Owen Hinton , '25, died on Ja nuary 22 , 1983, in Florida . Las t add re ss : Rt. 4. Bo x 139, Jaspe r , Flo rida , US A . 32052 . Dr . Ver non jensen , '33 , died on Dc­ ce mber II. 19 R2. Las t address: 2485 Londin La ne, St. Paul, in nesota. U.S .A .

Galhered onlhe/i-olll sleps oflh e avc main Imiiding a re 14 of Ih e 18 wome n slwlel1ls who resided in Ihe fral house Ihi .I' r ea r. FrOt1/ row, I(i llo righ l. lenn ifer Rice. I.on /[{ Lee. Ma rv MOllleilh . M iddle ro w: Ro bill Roscol!. Kale Flanig an , Lisa Ta vlor. Debbie Bl!ech , Lesli e Hu ng all'. Back row : l ana Kl' llOn, Ca rol Phillips, l ennifer Tr oll ghlO n . lulv Keen liside. He alher Ross , M ich e le Durnall. MissinRfrom Ihe piClure a re: Brenda FOSler. Chris Barrl es , Keily-Le iRh Thomas and La ura Hunl . 0

Dr. Edward Burke, '35, di ed on Ja nu ary 21, 1983 . Las t add r ss: P OBo x 326 , So uthport , Co nn . U.S A. 06490. Dr. jack Warren , ' 39. Da te of dea th no t rep o rted . Last addre ss: R.R. # 3 , W he a tl y . Ontario OP 2PO. Dr. Wilfred Sherwin, '40, died o n 0 tobc r 6 . 198 2. Las t add ress: 432 W . Washi ngto n Street . a mpa . Ida ho . .S. A.83651.

Letters to the Editor

Or . Bert Ca rswell, ' 7 1, of Broo ks, Alt a., has re pli ed to o ur request fo r informatio n on the watch fob letters F. L. T . (O VCAA Alumni Bulletin , March 19H3 , Special Sup· pl eme nt) by sugges ting the se sta nd for Friendship , Lo ve and Truth, the motto of the Ind e pcnde nt Orde r of Odd fell ows . Are the re further op i ni o n s~ Dr. Ale xande r Bruyns, ' 32, Sequin , Was hington, ' .S .A . , has se nt us info rm a­ tion on the Royal Canadian Army Veteri­ nary Co rp . (O VCA Alumni Bulletin . March 1983, S pec ial Supple ment) He was a ve te ri na ry offi ce r with th e G ove rn o r Gcneral's Horse Guards in Toro nto o n joini ng the RCAVC in 1938 , and me ntio ned the late Dr A. R . Yo unie . ' 14 . who se rved

with the RC AVC in Wo rld W ar One. Furthe r inform a tion re RC AVC offi ce rs would be apprec iated D r . Donald M acDo nald , '54, o f Edm o n­ ton , Ita. , also repli ed to our RCAVC inquiry with informatio n on the Co rp s badges . He is a collector of milit aria, especi ally militar y cap badges, o f w hich he has a collection of over 1,600. He states cap badges of the RC VC are as scarce as he n' s tee th ' T he O VC museum has o btained ca p a nd uni form badges from Dr . G. A. Rose , , IS , la t address Picton, and Dr . W . A. Ro benso n,' 16, Tsaw wassen , B.C. , eachof w hom served as veterinary offic e rs du ring Wo rld War O ne . 0

D r . j a mes Watt , '49, died in Au gust, 1982 . Las t addre ss: 790 Ho rtop Ave nue , Osha wa, Ontario LlG 4N 8 . Or . Peggy Godk in, '55, died o n Decem be r 5, 1982. Last address : Inni sfai l, Alt a. 0

PEl Gets It T he T oro nto Glohe a/ld Ma il of Fe bruary 19 , 1983 , carri ed the foll ow ing announc e­ ment: C harl otteto wn (C P) - Ag ri c ultu re Ministe r Euge ne W he lan a nno unced toda y that $500.000 ha s bee n appro pri ated to begin arc hitectural pl a ns fo r ::I $ 26-mi ll io n veterinary college here . He sa id at a new ' co nfe rence the fede ral Go ve rn me nt w ill put up half the co nstruc ti o n cos t if the three Mar it ime p rov inces s ha re t he o ther $ 13-lTI illi on out lay . 0 19

The College of Social Science Alumni Association

PEGAS-US Editor: Dorothy Barnes, '78.

Michelle and Mustech N omad, pionee r, student, administrator, curator. You mi ght ask what these words ha ve in common, and the a nswer you would receive would be that they all aptly describe Miche lle McMillan, '77. Mi chelle graduated with a degree in Sociolog y/A nthropology . At the same tim e she graduated from Algonq uin Community Collegt: with a correspondence course dip­ loma in what she terms "M us tec h" - Muse um Technology, majoring In Ex­ hibit esign. Currently assistant director at the Guelph Ci vic Muse um, she has held thi s position since the spring of 1979 . Her responsibilities include th ose of re gis trar (mai nta ining dl:taikd [i Ii ng systems) for the con serva tion of artifacts, and ex hibit work. She is co-ordinator of some 40 vo lunteers who are in vo lved in all facets of muse um work (to become a muse um vo lunteer all o ne has to do is call Michelle and arrange for an interview .) When interviewing Michc:lk, it was obvious she has a love for her work that she will pass on to o th ~rs; possibly so me of the young children attending the education programs she supervi ses at the Guelph C ivic Museum. Her mother's parents were home ­ ste ade rs, and she was bro uoht up on stories about pioneering. Her interest in pioneering and the Indian way of life was fo stered by a mothe r who had Indian friends, and who would often visit these friends, experienc­ ing their way of life, even to sleeping, quite often, in a tepee. Thi s, and the fac t that her family mo ved around a lo t from west to east, influe nced Miche lle's deep and lasting love of the past alth ough, with a lau gh, she say s, "Now , I am o f the opinion that my mother had a te nden cy to present a romantic version of the whole situation - es pec ially to me as a young child. It certainly influen ced my interest in stud y ing Anthropol ogy ." Michelle's ed ucation and working ex­ peri ences have bee n very infl uential in nurturing her love of the past. She started


o ut at the University of Wes tern On tario but left for perso nal reasons . She worked for a ye ar and, while working , beca me appren­ ticed as a pattern drafter. ichelle mo ved to Ottaw a after she had wo rked the year and regi stereu at Carl eto n Universi ty in Anthropology . She studied this for one year and then became aware of a program offered at Algo nquin Communit y College on th e subject Mu se um Tech nolo gy. Her placeme nt s in work situation, while at Algonquin included a summ e r helpin g four yo un g me n on a projec t at the town of Bell's Corners, ne ar Ottawa, re-

stori ng " The Log Fa rm, " a farm house dating back to the late 1800s. Michelle says thi s was a terrifi c expc rience and the best job she ever had . There was no elec tr icity so e ve rythin g wa.s done by hand. Her group res tored doors, ga ble-ends , flo ors, ceilin gs , rt:­ pointed stone found at ions and raised the building on hydra uli c jack s. The y also gl ;\Lt~ d windows, re searched the huildin g and organized the veget ab le garden . Oth e'l· expe riences have included work at thc Na tio nal Museu m of Ma n, thc McM ic hae l Canadi an Collcction in Klcin ­ burg, the We llington Count y M use um and the S imcoe Cou nty Muse um. She has al so been a volunteer teacher at th e Plains jndian, Iroquois and Inuit Ga lleri es of' the National M use um of Man . It was G ue lph's gain when Mic he lle found he rs el f pulled bac k to stud ying in order to co mplete her degree. Michelle is now well established in her position at the Guelph Civic Muscum and , dt las t, feels she ha s " put dow n roots " in a c it y she has an all eg iance to; one she loves and fe e ls "more co mfort able in than any other ." She is involved in trying to build up a re search library on local history and artifacts. Whe n asked for " pearl s of wisdom" fo r new graduates , Michelle volunteered th at " pcople need practi cal ex perience alon g with forma l learning to balance their percept ion of a ro lc." How apropos. 0

Th e Cullege uf So cial Science Alumlli Associatioll ill-course scholarships "'ere {Jrese rl/('d rnelltl,· to. le/i , Junine Crallt. Ceog uJ{J/n· . olld Virginia Suth erland . Psrchologv. Attending tht! u'n' lIlOnr wert! right. Pro(essor Juliu s .\;fugl'. Department o/Ceogrupilr. and Pr(}/essor Mike M(/lIh f' II'.~. Ie/i. chui rmun. De{Jurtlllen t 0/ P.I'\' cil ologr. Th e' scilolorshi{J.I', 01' $200 each . ore/ul1ded. in purt . hr all (///11 1.((// gru llt/i-om til (' Alma Mawr Fu nd .

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Grad News

Lan e Smit h , '78. is a so ftware spec ialist with Software Ke netics, in epean .

Barbara (Cherry) Wilson, '80, is pres­ ently re s iding at 45 Emily Street, Grimsby .

Ron Beveridge , ' 67, is an e lementary special co unselor with Sc hool District 88, Terrace, B. C.

Vicky S u t h erland, ' 78, is an air traffi c controller with the Mini stry of Tra nsport, Calgary, Alta.

Jane (Stevens) Tremblay, ' 80, is a teac her with the York Boa rd of Educatio n. Aurora . Jane is married to David, U . o f N. Dakota , grad of ' 79.

C . R ichard Buc k , ' 70, practices law WIth the firm of Weyli e , Shortt, Buck , Han­ bridge, Reidl , Casselli and Mitc hell in Waterloo .

Susan W a lkowia k , '78, is a real estate agent with the Safeguard Real Es tate Co m­ pan y, Toronto .

Lee D. Wetherall, '75, is an e xec utive ass istant with AIcan in King ston . Stewart McCann, '76, is a lec turer with the University o f Alberta, Edmonton . P eter J. Stanczyk , '76. is living at 9940 Fa irmount Drive, S . E ., Apartme nt A-4, C algary , Alta. Since concluding his studies at Gue lph , Peter attended the social work course at Wilfrid Laurier U nive rsit y , Water­ loo, and received a Ma ster o f Soc ial Work degree in 1982. Peter is now married and he and hi s bride . We ndy . are established as socia l workers with Alberta Socia l . c rvic es and Comm unity Hea lth in Calgary. We wish Pe ter and We nd y much happiness in their new partnership, succe ss in their choscn fi e ld and contentment in the ir Ii vc s together . Ted Boniface, '77, is now n eative direc tor for Ce ntra l Al be rta Broadcasting (CKRD­ T V . CKRD-AM and C FCR-FM ) in Red Deer. Te d has bee n awarded four c itations by the Radi o Bureau of C anada and was no minated for an Aetra Award as produce r of the hes t radio progra m of.1979. O ld ne ws we reali ze, but how are we going to know o the rwise unle ss you let us know. Thanks Ted . for updating us on your activities. Gurnam Singh, ' 77 , is an M.C. A. student at th e n iversity of Ottawa. Roderick Hodgson, ' 78, is ba ck in his ho me town of H udson, Que. Rod is em­ ployed by the Town of H udson Publi c Works De partme nt , he al so serves on the Town Planning C ommittee and is activel y involved with the volunteer fire departme nt. Perr y Wilson, '78, is liv ing in Spirit River, Alta. Since graduating from G uelph, Pe rry has obtained a masters degree in Anthropol­ og y from McG ill University, and is princ i­ pal of Ste . Marie Elementary School in Spirit River .

Craig Willms, '78, is an assistant manager with the To ronto-Dominion Bank, Wa ter­ loo . Gordon Cominey, '79, is a priest with the Hol y Trinity Anglican Church, in Edmon­ ton, Alta. Carol ( Fogarty) Knox , ' 79. is presentl y residi ng at R. R. #5 , Woodstoc k. Susan Laushway, '79, is a probation offi ce r with the Solic itor G eneral of Al­ be rt a, in Edmonton . Richard E. Larente, ' 79, is production m anage r at Ma c M il lan Bloede l. Ville Mont-Ro yal, Q ue. Bryce Andrews, '80, has de c ided to con­ n i v e r~ ity of tinul' his edu cation at the Weste rn Ontario . He is working on an M .BA Dianne M. Grenier, '80, is in her third year of Common Law at the U niversity of Otta wa. Shauneen (McKague ) Bruder, '80, is an M.B.A. student at Q ueen's University , Kingston . Michele Forrester, '80, is a comm unica­ tion s clerk, w ith th e Ontario Yo uth Employment Program , Quee n's Park , To ­ ronto. Peter Madott, '80, is an ass istant product manage r with S. c. John son an d So n, Ltd, Brantford . Elizabeth ( Ferguson ) . latos, '80, is a volunteer co-ordinator with B ig Bro thers/ Big Sisters of Carleton, Count y, N.B . .Jane Stevens, '80 , is a teac her w ith the York Board of Education in Aurora.

John Boyle, '78, is presently living at R.R . #2, Brampton.

Loretto (MacDonald) Sullivan, '80, is an administrative as sista nt with Kert Adverti s­ ing, Toronto .

Karen Russell, '78, is a teacher with the Dufferin County Board of Educati on, at Parkinson Centennial School, Orangeville.

Sylvia (Bossaer) Willms, '80, is a Food Services supervisor at the UI1Iversity of Guelph .

Lee Anne Burton, '80, is a teacher with the Dufferin Peel R .C. S.S . Board, Mi ss is­ sa uga . Maureen S inclair-Barnes. '80, is an urba n planner with the Cit y of Brantford. Hu sband is Bruce Barnes, '82. Jones, '80, is continuing her education at the Univers ity o f Alberta . She lives at 11441-132 St. #405, Edmonton, Alta, T M IG2 . Bro ther-in-law , John Sch n eider, CBS ' 73, graduated in Marine Biology.


Nicholas Boyadjian, ' 81, is a s pecial events co -ordinator with Unive rsit y Ce ntre Admi nistration, Uni ve rsity of Guelph. Debra (Philputt ) Gibson, '81, is a te acher w ith Pee l C ount y Board o f Education in M iss issa uga. Jim Gibson, '81. is a branch representati ve o ffi cer wit h the: Ca nadian Imperial Ra nk of CommCfce . To ron to. Linda Helin, '81, is presen tly res iding in C utler. o n th e North C hannel of Lake Huron. Patti La France, '81, is a teacher residing at 66-50 Fiddl ers Green Road, L ondon . Elizabeth (Crighton) Madge, '81, is now married and re siding in Let hbrid ge . Alta. Kathleen Martin, '81. is a market resea rc h anal ys t w ith As tra Pharmaceutical s. Miss i ­ sauga. Edward Leong, '82, is administration manager for the J . J. T our Se rvi ce at the Jal a n M aju T a man Jade Ce ntre. Miri Branch . Sara wak , East Mala ysia . Debbie (Ling) Therrien, '82, is employed as cashie r/s ale sperson for Gameway s Ark Ltd., Toro nto.

Chin Lan ( Kat ) Choi, '82, is an execu tive officer with the ational Produ c tivity Board in Singa pore . Since graduating C hin Lan has married C hoi Chee Keong, C PS 82. Mu ch happiness and success to you both. John C. Close, '82, is a te ac her with W orld University Services of Canada in Zimbab­ we, Africa. John is married to Mary, M . A. Psy ch, '8 1, W.L.U . 0



The College of Biological Science Alumni



CBS Alum ni Association HONORARY PRES ID ENT:

Professor Bruce Sells, Dean.

Editor: Dr. John Powell.

Where Are They Now?

The following 20 names were entered on the College of Biological Science Honour Roll for years 1976 and 1977 . We w ish to know how your career ha s progressed and

what you are doing currently. Do you have intere s ting episodes to relate in the BIO-ALUMNI NEWS? Please, let's hear from you.

FALL 1976


Dr. George Dixon, Ph .D. '80, Zoology .

Brenda Henry (Marine Biology) and Winter '77.

PAST PRESIDENT: Marie (Boissonneault) Rush, B.Sc . '80, Marine Biology.

janis Kay, '78, (Genetics) and Winter '77.

VICE PRESIDENT: Chris Wren, B.Sc '77, Marine Biology.

Laurence McClure, OVC '81, (Un­ specialized and Winter '77.

SECRETARY-TREASURER: Cam Portt , B.Sc . '77, M.Sc '80, Zoology.

Linda (Nelson) Sinclair, '78, (Human Kinetics) and Spring '77.

David C a mp bell, '78, (Major in Biology). Richard Proctor, ' 80, (Ecology). Carolyn Robertson (U nspecialized).

DIRECTORS: David Airdrie, B.Sc. Microbiology ; Krista Soper, B.Sc. Marine Biology; Lorrie Cosens, B.Sc. Marine Biology ; Eric Cosens, B.Sc . General Biology; Keith Harris, B .Se Marine Biology.

'82, '79, '79, '80, ' 76,

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS: Marie (Boisonneault) Rush, B.Se . ' 80, Marine Biology; Shawn Taylor, B.Sc. '83, Aquatic Biology, Past President CBSSC; Brian Wisenden, President, CBSSC. FACULTY ADVISORS to be chosen, one from each Department/School.

WINTER 1977 Sherry (Bondorenko) Miller, '77, (Hu­

man Kinetics) .

jell'rey Chernoff, '77, (Unspecialized).

C harlene Kopansky, '77, (Human Kine­

tics) .

Peter MacDonald (Human Kinetics) and Winter '78.

Darjo Romani, '78, (Major in Biology)

also Fall '77 and Winter '78 .


EDITOR, BlO-ALUMNI NEWS. Profes­ sor John Powell, Human Biology. 0


'77, (Unspecialized).

Cheryl Rowe, '77, (Human Kinetics) .

FALL 1977

Please help us to help you. When corresponding, or up­ dating information or address, do tell us not only your year of graduation but your discipline.

Gregory Casey, '79, (Microbiology) also

Fall '78 and Winter '79.

William Crins, '78 (Botany).

jill Cross, OVC '82, (Unspecialized).


Grad Bash


Wendy Harris, '77, (Major in Biology).

Blain Moll'att (Microbiology).

UGAA REPRESENTATIVE S: Jan Wat­ son, B.Sc . ' 75, Zoology; Lorrie (Rolston) Cosens, B.Sc. ' 79, Marine Biology; Rob Miln, B .Sc. '81, Marine Biology.

joanne (Ryder) G unby, '79, (Genetics) and Winter ' 79. 0

Organized jointly by the C BS Alumni Association and the CBS Students Council in April, more than 280 students, alumni, current and former staff, and faculty sat down for dinner prior to presentations being made to our dean. Contributions came from members of the College, and a bird sculp ture fashioned by Uta Strelive, Zoology, was the first of many gifts. Next came a memory book containing many letters, photographs, clippings, and a variety of .. incidents" all pieced together by Association president Marie (Boisson­ neault) Rush, '80. Betty Roff gave the dean a special book of clippings collected by herself. Two framed portraits of Professor Ronald, one already hung in the main office of McNally house, the other for the Ronald family, completed the tributes. Altogether, this gathering was a fitting acknowledgement of a great man who has done great things for us all. 0


In the Names of Ronald and PoweU The CBS Alumni Association is pleased to announce the introduction of a scholarship for graduate stude nts in the name of Pro­ fessor Keith Ronald . Professo r Ron a ld, as of July I , had serve d for 12 ye ars as the first dean of the CBS and the awarding of a sc holarship in his name is a fitting tribute to all he has done fo r the College, the Univer­ s ity and the CBS Alumni Assoc iation. The Hum an Kine tics Alu m ni Assoc ia­ tion anno unced its intention to name an undergraduate scholarship in the School of Human Biology in the name of Dr . John T. Powell as he retire s from the Unive rsity in 1984. Do nations to eithe r, or both , of the se sc holars hip funds shou ld be sent direc tl y to the Department of Alumni Affairs and Development-clearly ind ic ati ng to whi c h sc h o la rs hip your donation is to be alloca ted - or when contributing to the Alma M ater F und notin g that your monie s be c hanneled to the sc holars hip of yo ur choice. 0

Grad News Biological S ci ence Lesley (Wi lson) Barton, '73, and Bruce , '70 , M.Sc. ' 74, live in Keremeos, B. C. , R. R . No. I, VOX JNO will find them . E thel Anita Ham ilto n, '79, and hu sband , Wayne Barc h a r d , ' 76, M.S c . '79, live in Hali fax, N.S. , where Ethel is a habitat pro­ tec tion tec hnici an with fishe ries and Oceans while Wayne is head, Office Assessment Scction, Environment Canada , 3rd Floor, 45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, N .S . Marilynne (Wise) McCa usland , '77, is a research microbiolog ist with Molson Bre w­ eries of C anada, Ltd. , and may be reached at 1555 No tre D ame East, Montrea l , Que H2L 2R5. Michael W. Tate, '79, w rite s mos t kindly thanking us for kee ping people in touch through th is co lumn . He is a teac her at Mo rnings tar Secondary School in Mi ss is­ saug a. Natalie Mary Olynyk, '79, may be reached at 3 120 Duffer in Street in T oronto where s he is re stauran t manager for Olyn yk Foods Ltd.

Marine Biology Gl en A. Pack man , '74, and S haron (Noda ), Arts '72, li ve at 21 Albion Road, Hali fax, .S. B3P IP8. Glen is a senior biologist with En viro nment Canada . Jo l1n Plumb, '76, and M arianne (Con­ noly ), '77, may be reached at 37 Coldstrea m Road, Box 303, Munster, Ont. KOA 3PO. John works as a n indu strial engineer with the Mitel Co rporati on - Kan ata.

Human Kinetics and Human


Jan McMullan, '82, ne wly wedded to Mark Newcombe, M.Sc. '83 , is presently ass ista nt manager - Ri ordan ' s Sport S, 183 Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph. She tells us of four co usin s who ha ve g raduated fro m Guelph - Brenda (B u lton) Dagg, CSS ' 7 2; Bryce Dagg , ' 72, Donald S ifton, ' 70, and Bo n nie (Sifto n) W alsh, C SS ' 72.

Fisheries and Wildlife Lorna l\, Depuydt, '77, is a pri ce specia li st with Massey-Fe rg uso n . Her ad­ dress is 3941 Whi spering Wa No 6, Grand Rapids, Mich., USA. 49506

Joy (Reid) Tomes, '70, is a team co­ ordinator with th e Workman 's C o mpensa­ tion Board- 2 Bloor St. Ea st , Toronto, Ont oM7W IA2.

Steven Kerr , '77, works as di s trict biologist for the Mi nistry of Natu ra l Re­ so urces - 611 Ninth Avenue, Eas t, O we n Sound , Ont. NOH IS O.

Terry " Obi" Oblinski, ' 71 , hold s the pos it io n of s upervi so r with the 3M Com­ pa ny at 2 Craig Street , Pe rt h , Onto K 7 H 3C5.

Richa rd P. Bekolay, ' 77, M.Sc. '80, R . R . N o. ) , Carp , Ont. KOA I LO is a program analyst with Digital Equipment Corporation at Kanata .

Ro bert" T a p" Fawcett , '7 2, te ac he s at the W . 1. Fe nton Seco ndary Schoo l, R .R . .':0. 10 , in Brampton , Ont. L6V 3 2.

Marie Legrow, '80, is , once aga in , a s tude nt at G ue lp h li ving in G uelph at [02 Que e n St reet North , IE 4S I .

Marie-Andree (Pi lon ) Poulin now teache: h igh sc hool in Montreal; write her at 76 Lesage . Repent igny , Que . J3A 5Y5. D r. Tom Elmslic, ' 74, M.-Sc. '77, is a g lutt on for punishment as he isjust co mpl et, ing another MS c. thi s time in Epidemi o l­ ogy at Mc M as ter University preparatory to his return to Ottawa. Glen Paterson, '78, of 16 Da lt o n A ve nue. T hund er Bay, On t. P7B 4 E9, is ea rl y chi ldh ood edu ca to r with the C onfederation o f App lied Art s and Technology. B ro ther Larry R. Paterson g radu ated with a B.L.A. in '69. Eric •• Art" Arthurs , '80, is s till at 12272 ­ 110 Avenue, Edmonton, Alta. T5M 2L3. He work s for Conso lidated Concrete Lim­ i ted as a dragl i ne ope ra tor. Henry Fox, '81, lives at 1520 Verdi . La Salle, Que . H8l\ I K4 . Christine (Krumbacher) F;'();'se, '81, may be reache d at Box 252 2, Banff, Alta . TOL OCO. Ch rist in e (Novakuske) Lavallee, M.Sc. '81 is a stude nt again, stud ying French and living at !0428A Larose A ve nue, Mo nt real, Que. H2 B 2Z2. "Ginger" (Thompson ) Elmore , '81, se eks work in the geriatric field . Are you able to help ? Writ e he r, ple ase, at 107 Ontario Avenue, Komoka , Onto NOL IRO. Don "Doc" Wilson, '81, is physica l direc tor at the Waterloo Family YMCA, Lin col n Road , Waterloo, Ont. N2J 2N8.

Microbiology Ann (Stewart) Gray, '79, a nd husb a nd Dr . '\eil Gray, '76, li ve at 40) - 251. Platts Lanc in Lond on, Ont. N6 H 4P4 . Ann is a re sea rc h assistant at the Universi ty of We st­ ern Ontari o. Robe.-' W. Marks, '81, is a produ ction trainee with Labatt Brewin g Comp any in Kitchen e r.

Zoology Dr. Rob J. Van Exan , ' 74 , M.Sc. ' 76, Ph.D.'79 , ho lds the position of manager , Cell Culture Produc tion with Conn a ught Laboratories, 1755 Stee les Avenue, West , Will owdale, Ont. M2R 3T4 . Chuck Yipchuk, '78, wo rks in Quebec, 87 Senneville Ro ad , Sennev ille, a s c o­ or dinator of da ta at Bi o- Re s earch Laboratori es . Dr . Harr y Nixo n Chabwela W ez a , M.Sc. '79, P h .D. ' 82, may be contacted at loni Kat a ndika Vtllage, Chief Kakumbi , P .O B ox 154, Chipata , Za mbi a , wh ere he is a bio log ist wi th National Parks. Do ug las Stendahl, M.Sc. '79, is with the federal government 's Minist ry o f Indian Affairs and North e rn De velo pment- P. O . Box 1500, Yukon , N .W .T. He is water quality officer.

Ecology Rick Proctor, '80, is a consultant with I P. Sharp Associates , 2, First Canadian Place, Toronto , Ont. M5X IE3 . 0



The Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Association

ALUMNI NEWS EdJto r: Dr. Harvey W. Caldwell, '51.

Financial Management Related to Agriculture

One of the mai n sessions at the OAC Agricu lt ural Conference '83 dealt wit h financial management as it relates to agricu lture. Robert Sanderson, who is with the Ontario Farm Adjustment As­ sistance Program was a main speaker and presented the following paper.

Of th e to tal approved, abo ut 20 pe r ce nt were in swine prod ucti o n, abou t 15 per ce nt were in eac h of cash crop prod uction, da iry pro ducti on , and beef prod uct io n: 4 pe r cen t were in fruit and vege ta ble prod uctio n: 3 pel' cent were toba cco fa rm ers, and th e I'es t co mbinations of the above. Those farm ers producing et'gs and poultry were fe w.

Tenyea rs ago, mos t farm ers were smiling­ agr icu lt ure see med to have finally gained its rewa rd. Wo rl d sho rt age s of food provided ampl e markets , and steadily rising prices lor prac ti ca lly all cro ps. Thi s idea li sti c situation continued for a co upl e of yea rs, until th e granaries of the wo rl d were refi li ed De mand then nor­ ma li zed and pri ces fo r most agricultural prod ucts hega n to dec line. In spite of price dec lines and li mited mark ets , co nsiderable op timi sm conti nued to be fe lt o n the farm sce ne thro ug ho ut mos t of th e 1970s . Late in that peri od , infl ati o n re all y ca ught fi re, rai sin g inpu t cos ts for supplie s and labo ur. T he ri se in land pri ces exceeded the mos t op timi sti c es tim ates durin g thi s sa me tim e . In an att e mpt to ste m thi s ra mp ant inflati o n, interes t rates increased alm os t threefo ld beg innin g In 1979, and the wo rld hega n it s slide into recessio n Farml and prices cea sed to r ise in 198 1 and are now crum bli ng wi th uncer tain ty and lac k o f demand . We have no doub ts abo ut th e success­ ful future o f ag ri cult ure hc:re in Ont ari o , but today , fo r many f'armers, adj u>t me nts are necessa ry to remain so lve nt and, fo r too many oth ers , bo th adj ustm e nt s and so me ass iq an ce are necessa ry fo r their prese nt and future sur viva l. There are some who are beyo nd he lp, and farm bankru ptcies are at their hi g hest leve l since the grea t De pression o f th e 1930s These cond it io ns bro ught abo ut the crea ti o n of the On tari o Farm AdJustmc:n t Ass istance Program (O FA AP ). T hi s pro­ gram, durin g 1 9~2, has bee n as sisting eli g ible farm ers who needed he lp. The re are two prim e reaso ns fo r


fin anci al woes cited by appl ican ts - high interes t rates and lower farm incomes. O n the o th er hand, th e prime reaso n fo r ~o m e farme n,' pro bl ems , e ited by lenders, is ove r-e xpansio n. We be li eve bo th views are va lid and , unqu es ti o nabl y , are respo ns ible for the prese nt ago ny and unres t o n 100 many Ontari o farm s Le nde rs cite seve ral o the r impo rt a nt reaSl)l1S whi c h also bea r o n the prob le m. The bo rrowers oft e n refe r to them too, but usuall y w it h di fferen t emphasis Thc'Y em ­ phas ize the c :<. trem e instabilit y of fa rm inco me , the se rio us lac k of pro per pl an ning, bu dge ting, accmatc farm record,., and, fin all y , the practice of making unprodu ctiv e investmcnt s Be cau se of the qualifying criteria as­ sociated "ith an application for as s istan ce from Of A AP, one must ke ep in mind that our observations are limited to abo ut 10 per ce nt of Ontario farm o peratlolls. That 10 per ce nt is cl ose to the bottom of the gro up o n th e bas is o f financial sec urit y . OFA AP as sista nce is limited to produ c ing I'ood and to bacco. Therefore data rega rd in g pro­ duce rs of fl owe rs, nurse ry stoc k , race ­ horsc's , etc., ha \'(.' no t co me he fore us and the finan c ial , ituati o ns <lr.: not inc luded in any of o ur infor mati o n. Applica ti o ns have been a ppro ved fo r farmers o perating all across the pro vince.

I n a review of ap pli ca ti o ns for OFAAP ass istance, seve ral COl1ll1lo n sce nari os co n­ tin ue to ap pear o n a so me what re petiti ve has is, and are ca tegor ized as foll o ws:

1. Young or Beginning Farmers. Th ose under 35 yea rs o f age wen: res po ns i­ bl e for nearl y ha lf o f all the app li cati o ns . In thi s gro up are many who have Just beg un fa rm ing. Mo~ t of these arc victims of inopport un e tim in g, hav in g acq uired lan d , buildings, and equ ipme nt be twee n 1979 and 19R2. For the m th e co m binati on o f lower th an ex pee ted prices of farm produc ts and the extre me inc reases in the ir fi na nc ing charg es, du e to hi gh interes t rates_ have becn dl!vas tatin g . This is pa rti c ul arl y true where Ill os t assets were fi nanced , th e­ nin g equit y be in g. Ill odes t.

2 . The Aggres sive Expansionist.

5. Family Unity.

Many farmers who did well. farming on a modl!st basis in the mid-'70s, d ec ided that s ince o ne farm was pro fitabl e two wo uld be bette r, three be tter than two . Aggress ive e xpan sion, mos tl y on c redit du rin g this i ntl a ti o nary pe rio d , produced man y paper millionaires in the farm co mmun ity by the late '70s. The elation fo r some of these fa rme rs d id not lasl far into the '80s. T ho se w ith 100 m uch bo rro wed cap ital found that the ir farm income c ul d not support the debt load. So me of these atlc m pted fu rthe r borro w in g in an e ffort to mai nta in their ho l din g ~ an d fo und ou t, like o thers be fore the m , th at it is imposs ibl e to borro w yo ur w ay out of debt. O thers so ld, or tried to sell , some o f the ir la nd o r eq uipme nt in a n effort to re ti re at leasl o me of the ir cri ppling de bt and there by sa lvage at least a part o f the ir operati on . One rat her sad varia tio n o f this las t s itua tion occ urs occ as io na lly w he re a far mer who has had a suc ce s~ fu l and so lve nt opera tion decide ' to ex pan d to a llow a son, o r so n- in-law, into the bus in ss because of a des ire on the p art of the yo ung per on to far m , or occasionally because he is no t e mployed. The ex p ansion in Jand and eljuipment, particularly if it occu rre d in the last three years , and if it were do ne mainl y o n credit with a mortgage taken on his once so lvent operation, has robbed the farm e r of his sec urity and hi s peace of mind. Further­ mo re, in some of the se s ituations the disappointed newcomer in the bus ine ss moved on leaving "dear o ld dad" to make the best of it.

From OFAA P applicati o ns it is noted that some farm e rs who experie nce a marriage break- up see m to have diffi c ulty maintain­ ing fi nanc ial solve nc y . W he n asse ts are di vid ed, and w he n atte nt ion to ma nage ment is di e rted hcca use o f fa mily pro ble ms, the far m operation is ofte n morta ll y wo unded . Farmers and farm op ratnr ' are much more vulnerable in thi s si tu a tio n because thei r wives arc o ft e n muc h mo re in vol ved in the e lllerprise th an in non- farm situ ations.

3. The Equipment Enthusiast. Another sc enari o concerns the man who is o bsessed with the ne ed to ac quire e quip­ ment or to make add ition s and improve­ me nts to a lready adequate buildings. To pay for it out of the "revolvi ng" operating loan , or to finance it in other ways withou t first having established that it will pay for itself, w ill inevitably c reate financial problem s. Whe re there has been a general disregard for thi s kind of purchas ing, the end resu lt has usually been disas trou s.

4. Natural Disasters We regularly see the result s of natural disas ters - fl oods, windstorms, hail , frost , disease, a nd fires . All of the se mi sfo rtunes can be c rippling to an y operation, but. when adequate in sura nce coverage is not carried, or if one of these di sasters occur w he n a farmer's equity is low, or when hi s princi pal and interest charges consume much o f his income, it ca n be di sastrous to his economi c p os ition .

6 . Off· Farm Income. A ppl icatio ns incl ude a grea t nu mhe r of insta nces in which if it w ere not fo r 0 ff· fa rm income o f eithe r the far mer or his wife , or occas io na lly bot h . the ir far m o perati o n wo uld be tota lly un viab le a nd unab le to continue to fu nc tion. It is well the n , fo r those in th se c irc umstances. to r cog niu tha t if the off-farnl inco me sho uld e nd it wo uld al so mea n the te rmination of the farmi ng operati o n.

7. Enterprise Changes. A review 0 f appli ca tion s indi cates that some farmers are hopin g to compl e tely change thei r c rop or li ves toc k pro grams atte mp tin g, perhaps. to outguess the marke t, and to improve their financial return s . S ometimes the expectation in vo lved in the dec is ion is correct but so o ften , when th e costs in­ vol ved in the c hange are considered, little has been gai ned and, where the deci s ion to change was unwi se, co nsiderable los s is usually the re s ult. The ot her extreme to this situation is rigidity to the poi nt of makin g no changes at all.

8. Manage ment. The management ability. of any applicant farmer is difficult to assess . Mos t applicants are not known and there is no opportunity to assess the actual farm operation. H o wever, experience with OFAA P emph asizes that good financial manage ment is c ritical to the succe ss of any farm operation. Here is a li s t of definite "Do'.'" an d " Do n'ts" that should be muc h i n the minds of farmers operating in the present financial climate . All of these suggestions re tlect the ex periences we have had working with appli ca tion s for O FAA P.

The Definite Do's. Do base an operation on an informed farm p lan . keep ing and usin g go od record~ . and ap proved acco untin g proced ures. Do work c lo sely wi th the credit source ­ usually the banker. Plan and work within

ap proved revo lvin g ope rating loan limits.

Make reg ular cred it payments when due

and, whe n unable to , make p ro per arrange ­

me nts ahead of time w ith your c reditor, or

credito rs .

Do mak e necessary adju stme nts in la nd and

equipm e nt befo re u nd er tak ing further

borrow in g, .

Do s hop aro und for cred it and i nv e~ ti g ate ava il ah le programs to cu t credit cos ts . Do pay off on loans when surplus c as h is ava il abl e . It won' t be any fu n , but it w ill he lp to re tain s ol ve ncy. Do try to ma intai n stability in you r far m o perati on. and kee p the peace a t h IllC. Do see k the pro fessi o nal adv ice of you r ag ric ultu ra l represe nt ative . anJ! Ir indw,tr y fiel d p er~o n ne I.

The Definite Don'ts Don't bor ro w for capita l items unless the y are abso lu te Iy necessary . Don't make ca pi ta l purchase s w ith fun ds frolll yo ur revo lvi ng opera ting acc ount w itho ut co nsul ta tion and agreeme nt with the bank manage r. Don't e xpand any operation w ithout so und pl ann ing. Don't pl u nge a nd make rapid cha nges in the ope rati ng pa tt e rn without so und consultation . 0


For 70 Years

Arthur Cowie, '09, now 95, and his wife . Nina . now 92 , were married March 19, 1913 , near Nel son, B .C. They li ved in H.C. for three years then returned to Caledo nia where Arthur worked for the A. Jone s bakery. He returned to the 200-acre farm hom estead in 1922, when his fath er was kill ed in a farm ac ci dent. Arthur se rved , in the 19305 and early 19405, as co uncillor and also served as a Ju s ti ce of the Peace for the farm communit y. N in a C o w ie . whose g reat lo ve w as dancing , ha s onl y one regre t and that is tha t she could never get her hu sba nd o nto the dance floor. The S co tti ~ h dances . Hi g hlan d tlin gs and Scotti sh reels " made hi s head spin ." He played th e record s a nd watched from the sidelines while in a did the dan c ing. They have no secrets tor a long happ y marriage exc ep t "working at it." They've done Jus t tha t for 70 years . Bes t wishes to them both. 0



OACGrads on Faculty at Nova Scotia Ag. College Lauranne Sanderson, M .Sc. ' 81. is with the H umanities De partment. She specialized in Animal Science in her under­ g raduate years. but added to th a t a master program in Agricultural Economics. Lauranne has lived on a mi xed lives t()c k and cash c rop farm in southern O nt ari o . At the No va Scotia Agricultural Coll ege ( NSA C) she is teachin g Tec hnica l W riting but is specializing in the area of Com munications and Agricultural Extension. Barbara (Otrysko) Mulkewytch, ' 78, M.Sc. '81, is with the Plant Science De­ partment. Prior to her appointment at NSAC she was employed as a potato crops specialist with the New Bru ns wick Depart­ me nt of Agriculture . Her teaching and research will include projects on potato and crop protect io n. Y,'es Surry, M.Sc. '81, is with the Economics and Busi ness De partme nt. Yves was born in Pamie rs, France, has an M . A. fro m the nivers it y of Pa ri s. and is in the process of completing his Ph . D. from Gue lph . Yves has a strong interes t in teach­ ing and his research interests , ho uld be a we lc ome add ition to the reg ion. He is pre sently teaching co urses in M icro and Macro Economic Theory.

Th ree gen eratiuns of her/amify were present when fleather Ro hinson, right centre , FACS ' 83 , graduated ut Wi m er Convocation. With her. f rom [eji to righture, her grandfather, John Inglis : her m oth er, .Vlari/rn (Inglis ) Robinson , Mac '55, 0 member of the Uni versiry's Boord of Govern ors, ond her father. Doug Rohinson, '53 .

Laurie (Gaunt) Connor, '73, is w ith the Department of Anima l Science . She earned M.Sc. and Ph. D. deg rees , speciali zi ng in reprodu ct io n phys iology, from the niver­ sity o f Man itoba. Prior to j oining NSAC she was a NSERC Vi ' iting Fellow at the Animal Research Cent re in Ottawa. Her teach in g and research work is ma inly in the re produ cti ve ph ysiolog y field . Also at NSAC are Sheree Porter, CSS '79, and Myrna (Porter) Blenkhorn, '76. John Shug, '37A and '40, is the sec re tary o f the Nova Scotia Agricultural Co llege Alumni Association. 0

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Above; Mllrrav Ma cGregor, ' 5 1, le/i, with the winners of th e OAC s 25th annual Alumni Curling Bon , spiel . Left to right : GeorRe Robinson, '65;1 : Mu rrav Elliotl , '65A . Keith Murru,., '65A and Jern- Forestell, '6511. Rig ht; OAC Alumni Associa­ tion president He ll ry Slanle\'. '55, right , was presl!ntedwith un engraved p ewta stein to recugni:.e 25 years of participation ill Ihe bOl/spiel Con­ gratuluting Hen ry is Bill Harrison. '62, bonspiei commillee chuirman.

The Ronald S. Ritchie Le cture

The Opening Up

of PubHc PoHcy

"The Opening Up of Public Poli cy" was Sellli/or Mi chael Piffield's fopic when he deli"fred fhe annual Ronald S Rifchie LeclUre of fhe UniversifY in March, A Rmduafe ofSf ' La wrence Universify , 17(' graduafed in lawjrom McGill UniversifV and holds a Rrodlla fe diploma in Public La w Fom Ih e UlliversifY of lIa wa ' H efirsl joined Ih e Pu blic Service as an wlminislrafive assiSfam in Ihe Depa rimem o/Juslice in 1959 , Ial er served onlhe sraff of Ih e Go"ernor General and as secrelary fO 117 1' Royal Commission on Taxalion, In 1965 he joined Ihe Privy Council Office. He became depuly minisler of Consumer and Corporafe Affairs in 1973, and Ihe follow­ inli year lOok up an appoinfmem as Fellow in fhe John F. Kennedy School of Govern­ mOl/ (If Har vard Un iversifY, In 1975 he relurned 10 Ollawa as Clerk of fhe Privy Council and Se crelarv 10 Ihe Cabinel. The annual lec//.lre recognizes Ihe comrihwion made 10 fhe Universily by .former Board of Govemors chairman , ROllald S, Rilchie, A reporl on Senafor Piffield's presemalion follows,


Senator Pitfield paid tribute to Ron a ld Ritchie, his important work in the Glassco Commission and his influence in the estab­ lishment of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, In thi s th oug htful and thou g ht­ provoking presentation, Senator Pitfield outlined the need for, and the desirability of. more open discussion before policies are introduced, but there are some very real difficulties associated with de vel opi ng so me me chanis m that co uld foster and encourage suc h exchanges of ideas. [t was pointed out that because of the high degree of interdependency of modern society, and the size and complexity of governments, the making of public polic y must be an intellectual subject in its own right, not just a conglomeration of di sci­ plines. It had become evident th at: I, A methodical analysis of governmen t activity could lead to improvements in government effectiveness. 2, Traini ng in making and managment of public policy was cr,ucial and urgent. 3. There were few in government who knew why things were done the way they were ,

4. The making and management of pub­ lic policy was a subject unique in itself and required thinking through for itself, 5, Universities and other training institu­ tions were not very useful in this training process, universities being too removed from the actual experie nce of government and the government institutions being with­ out the detachment and intellectual rigour needed. Thus it became evident that there was a need for an institution that would be a repository of knowledge, a pl ace of learn­ ing, a foru m for debate and a means of communication co ncernin g public policy, Proposal s emerged th at the federal go vernment should assis t some of the organizations already in existence. Com­ petition became keen and rivalry among institutions re su lted in grander, more com ­ p.lex, proposals, As a result the federal go vernment, in 1968 , de cided to establish a "think-tank" of its own to tak e a more rigorous look at public polic y, The idea was not new, In many co untries the general thinking was that all problems could be so lved by inrelleclUal an alysis and the appl ication of modern tech­ niques, But the ne w Trudeau go ve rnment went even beyond providing more d ata , It included public debate of public policy. But the " think-tank" was only one of the initiatives to aid in the formation of policies. There was sup port for political parties through caucus funding, offi ce space , support staff and regional offices for Members of Parliament, and internsh ip programs for students to work as assistan ts to MPs, Other support included green and white papers for discussion, commissions of inquiry , task forces, public funding of non-political grou ps to encourage discus­ sion, and many others to increase the fl ow of information for consideration of alterna­ tives, All were done to open up the process o f meaningful debate which would result in more effective and sound de cisions . The "th ink-tank" was to be a centre for var ious kinds of people to di scuss public policy subjects which were often set aside because of day to day pressures, At first, it was to be very informal with distinguished peo ple invited to participate , Its integrity and permanency would be based on that of

the individual members' excellence and integri ty, This idea for the new body was not accepted by members of Cabinet. They were concerned that existing research insti­ tutes would be dama ged , They also wanted in volvement of business and professional communities, This challen ge to broaden the scope was gi ven to Ron Ritchie, Ritchie foresaw an institution that would be independent, supported by an endowment which would not only support but st imu late debate on public policy. Man y fears were rai sed - th at such a body would be taken o ver by academics; that it would become a clique, that go vern ­ ments would battle for control etc, But the se were dealt with skillfully by Rit ch ie and the Institute for Res earc h on Public Polic y was establ ished. What of its accomplishments~ This institute has been successfu l in many ways in getting better infor mation into debate , [n the ten years since its beginning, many studie s have been pub­ li shed . It has held many informat ive confer­ ences and has a unique journal. Howeve r, despite its efforts, open and meaningful debate on public policy is not much more advanced tod ay than it was a decade ago, It is evident that to ach ie ve its objec­ tives there mu st be a willingess to change opi nions and the Canadian sys tem prov ides few forums for the changing of minds. The bias is towards decision-makers and interest groups, not open and meaningful debate . Public debate often takes pl ace after. rather than before, the decision is taken. Thi s may not be what is wanted, but policy-making is tilted not tow ards being open but towards being closed , Why has there not been more progress? [n h is pre se nt ation, Mi chael Pitfield refer­ red to the fact that the go vernment, whose people should discuss the si tuati on , has become even more confrontational, not because of lack of information but because of rigidity in their ap proach to discussion of public policy. As govern ment ha s grown, so have checks and balances which, recently , have often been linked to lack of confidence. Where slim majorities exist. a strong oppo­ si tion can threaten the government, Part y di sc ipline becomes severe, and ai rin g of independent views is discouraged, The fear of a government being defeated on the one hand , and the un yielding demands ot the opposition on the other, tends to make the parliamentary process less and less flexible , The result of the foregOing is the tendency of governmen t, in modern times, to drop solutions on a public th at may not be aware of the problems . These solutions are not open to argu ment an d de bate is reduced, conld. over



w ith bias tending toward s a cl osed syste m and less debate. To improve the situation it see ms it wlluld be necessary to have a mutual and ba lanced reduction of force on both sides . The ge neral equilibrium of the s ystem nee ds to be ma in tained. W hat is neede d is the reduction of secre tiveness of the gove rn­ ment, on one side, and a reduc tion of the dan ge r of e mba rra ss me nt or de fea t of the go vern men t o n the other side. T here m ust be a wil li ng ness to secure more o pe n de bate on al l sides, and our lead ers ha ve not done that , e ven on m ost import ant iss ues . M ore ope n and rne<ll1 ing­ ful deba te will require more " thi nk in g­ thro u · h" - something Mc mbers of Pa rli­ ame nt may not he able to do, or be free to do, or have the nec essary kno wledge to do . But the id ea behind the Institute for Re· se arch on Public Policy was tha t such a body could bring about better decisions. All publi c problems cannot be s olved by thought and te ch nolog ics but few can be solved without these c ontr ibutions. The Institute for Research on Public Policy cannot create better public policies by itself. It must have input from all sectors to bring about more open and meaningful public debate which will result in constant improvement of government - somethin g that everyone desires. 0

Grad News Herb Nor ry, M ,Sc , '52, has moved to London as a farm business advisor wit h O M AF working in eight counties. Denny Silvestrini, Ph.D. '5R, is director of quality control/research and de velopment, Es kimo Pie Corporati o n, Ric hmo nd, Vir­ ginia, .S.A . He had served as manager, quality control a nd product deve lop me nt, Ralston Purina Co mpany , St. Luuis, M is­ souri, U .S.A . John Hagarty, '61, is man age r, fi e ld service s, Rural O rganizati ons an d Se rv ice s Branch, OMAF. Guelp h Ismail Siragcldin, Ph. D. ' 62, is professo r. De partment of Population Dynami cs and Political Economics , the Johm Hopkins University, Ba ltimo re , Md , .S . A.


Colin Trive r s, '67 , is a consulting e ng in eer and On tario land surveyor for e. G . Trivcrs Ltd., T he ssalon.

In Memoriam

Peter Mosher, Ph. D. ' 70, is director, bureau of ag ric ultural prod uctio n, Depart ­ ment of Agriculture , Ba ngor, Me. , U.S.A.

Raymond David Ure, '15A and '21, January 24 , In3 , ~u d de nly a t Tec umse h. age 87. He had bee n very act ive un til recently. H is son, Donald re, is it grad uate o f '49.

Cordon Brown, '76, is sen ior food tech­ nolog is t, new prod ucts, process develop­ ment , Tho masJ . Lipton, Inc , in Bram pt on .

Bruce Broadbent, Ph.D. '80 , is a research scientist, entomology, with Agriculture Canada, Vineland Station.

Dr. Genrge M. Stirrett, '20A and '22, died Decembe r 15, 1982. H is man y co n­ tri bu tiono; had bee n recogni zed by the Heritage Ca nada Found ati o n. The fo ll ow­ in g is an account of the tribu te pa id to h im, Fe bru ary 16, 1 9~ I . at Go vernme nt H D u ~e, O tta wa . "H i.s Excelle ncy Gove rn or Ge nera l Ed w ard Sc hrcyer prese med the C ommun i· cations A ward s, Atl antic Reg ion, to Dr. Ge orge M . St irrett, of G rand Falls , Ne w Bru ns wick. Dr. Stirrett has bee n com m itted to natural h is tory conservation for ma ny years , bo th before and after hi s ret ire men t from the Canadian W ildlife Se rvice an d Park s C a nada in 1964. "He worked hard for the preservation of the falls and gorge area at Grand Falls. and on other conservation needs in Ne w Brunswick and Ma ine. He has also written on th e iss ues of conservation using Ihe pcn name G raham Vail and, since April 1979. has publi s hed a weekly column , " Notes on atural History," in the G rand Falls Cataract. His columns stress the apprecia­ tion and enjoyment of nature as well as th e need for p res erving it."

Mic hael Tulloc h , '80, has been accepted as a professional engineer by the Council of the APEO. He now manages engineering functions for e.G. Trivers Ltd., Thessalon.

Norman Hodgins MacBeth, ' 23, Fe bruary 3, 1983, in St. John, N .B. He had retired in 1967 as General Man age r of General Da iries Ltd.

BruceGitelman, '8 1, will be joining Wood G undy Ltd., Investment Bro ke rs , as a corporate finance associate in September.

David R. Owen, '25 , in Me di c ine Hat, Alta., Febr uary 6 , 1983, at age 82 . He was a di rector of the fi rs t ollege Roy al a nd spe nt most of his li fe teachi ng and farmi ng in Sa skatc he wan.

Martel C outure, M.Sc. '76, is actin g di rec tor , d iploma progra m , Macdonald C o l­ lege, Ste. nne de Belle vue, Que . Charlie Ellintt, ' 78 , vnfe J a ne and first - born, Ian C harl es, born Jan uary 20, 1983, are living ne ar S he tland. C harlie is now working fo r Elliott Bros. G rain and Feed Ltd. Dennis Ring, '78, is credit manager, Farm C re d it Co rp. , C hatham. H is wife is Carnl (Weeks) '79. R. Cunrad Genee, '79, is a sales repre­ sentative with CIBA-Geigy Canada Ltd., in Winnipeg, Man. Howard Armstrong, 'RO , is an industrial engineer with the B utler Ma nufacturing Co. (Canada) Ltd., Nisku, Alta.

Danicllc Wenstrom, '81, is a quality a ss uran ce s u pe rvisor for Pil ls b ury of C a nada Ltd. , M idland. Christine Deslandes, M.Sc. 'R2, is a lecturer at Alfre d Col le ge of Agricu ltu re and Food Technol ogy, A Ifred.

Diploma Graduates Donald Morley , '68A, is ge nera l ma nager , De Marco Homecare Ce ntre , Sutton West

Arlene (Fournier), '65, and Dick Flis, M.Sc. '65, are in Edmo nto n. Alta., where Dick is petroleum prod ucts manager, wes t· ern Canad a , Imperia l Oil Ltd.

Jeffrey Currah, '74A, is mark e ting man ­ age r, Fortam ix - a division of BASF Canada In c., Geo rgeto wn.

Craig Hunter, '66, is pre side nt . C ra ig Hunter Poult ry Farm s Ltd. , Stro ud.

Brian Roberts, '76A , is a welder with Hillcook Ind ust ri es, Ha milton . 0

Ronald John Quinn, '35, Fe bruary 17. 1983, in London. His wife, Helen (Far­ quhar) is a ls o a graduate o f '35. Bruce Douglas Innes , '36, passed away

Se pte lllb e r 29, 19 82 . D uring his college

years. he took part in ma ny ac ti v itie s bu t he

re membere d with particu la r pleasure be in g Gran d C hampion Sho wm a n, C ollege Ro yal '35-the first time that the hono ur had bee n won by anyone o ther th an a " fou rth year man." Bru ce o wne d and operated a dairy farm at Burford since I 9 39 and w as a n acti ve and ded icated farmer until his death . H is wife, M arg aret, died in A pril 1983 . T hey leave daugh te rs Lorna Lawrence, Mac '68, and Kare n; and son Ro bert. 0


Macdonald Institute/ College o f Family and Consumer S tudies Alumni Associat ion

ALUMNI NEWS Edit or: Joan (Anderson) Jenkinson, '66.


Applied Human utritio n progra m. It is available throu gh the Bac helor of Com­ merce prog ram.

Consumer Beha vio ur e mph asis graduates are in industr y, busine ss and res earc h. Tex tile and Clothin g e mph asis grads are employed in re sea rch , merchandi s­ in g and banking. O ften, after working for a year or more, Co nsumer Studi es graduates will return to gradu ate study o r profess ional programs on a full- or part-time bas is.

Family Studies

Child Studies

A number of grad uate s found posit io ns in te ac h ing or social se rvi ces such as: Adult protecti ve se rvice wo rkers . Infant de ve lopme nt specialists. Geront ol'o gy consultants. Supervisors and field workers with social service agencies . Other Family Studies graduate s are working in government s.:rv iees and in the private :;ec toras home economists. financial co un se llors, librarians, hostel managers. Family Studies graduates tend to sl:c:k caree rs in the "helping " profess ion s.

Many Child Studies graduates are emp loy ed in teac hin g , supervisory, or other child-care relat ed sett ing s such as soc ial work with fami lies and children. Re ported part -lime and tempora ry em pl oy ment pos i­ tion s include work as supply teachers, child care supervisors , special edu ca tion leac hers and as lecturers in uni ve rsity settings. It is imporl an t to note that this em­ ploy ment survey reports the caree r path s chose n by onl y one graduating cl ass . Dat a is c:ollccl~d on a yearl y bas is from gradu ates in Family and Consumer Studies. In order to obser ve the broad scope of empl oy ment opportunities av ail ab le, a four-year tabula­ tion wo uld pl~ :,c nt a more complete picture of the profess ional activities of graduates. In summary, FACS programs offer stude nts a sound educational background to meet the need s of i nduslry, educational institut io ns, governme nt and bus in c" . The future for FACS graduates is indeed bright as the College co ntinues to gro w and develop programs to meet the challenges of the '80s . 0

B.A.Sc. Grads-Class o f '80

EntploYDlent Survey T he University 's Counselling a nd Re ­ source Centre re ce ntl y completed an in­ ucpth survey cove ring the empl oy ment activities of the 211 graduates who. in 19RO . earned Bache lor of Applied Sc ience Degrees. The survey indicates th at gradu ates are e nj oy ing: a variety of interes ting and chal­ lenging careers . A gratifying 73 per cent of th e graduates re spo nd ed to th e survey, with 51 per cent of the re spondents indi catin g that they have completed , or are co mpleting, graduate de grees or programs on a full- or part-time bas is. Of the 15 3 respondents, 78 per ce nt , including one who is self em­ ployee! , have full-time empl oy me nt. The remainder are employed part-time , or are pursuing furth er studie s. Li ste d below are the indicated ca reers chosen in the four major areas of study.

Applied Human Nutritio n ut rition/d ietetics. Food service administration. More than 50 per cent of the respon­ dents obtained reg istered profe ss ional dieti­ tian certificates . The Admini strati ve Em­ phasis course is no lon ge r offered in the

Consumer Studies There are fo ur emphasis areas 01' study within this maj or. The sur vey indica tes that: Food gradu ates are employed in area s of produci devel opment, marketing and food techn ology with majo r food co mp anies . Hou si ng emphasis graduates are wo rk­ in g with government age nci es and in teac hing.

B.A.Sc. Grads· Class of '80 Total Graduat es


Number of Respondents

Further Education Pursued R. P. Dt.


M .Ed.


M .Sc.

M.D .



Applied Hum an Nu triti on



Family Studies




Co nsumer Studies




C hild Studies










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M .A .



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Dr. Richurd Burhunl.

Dean Professor Richard M. Barham was ap­ pointed dean of the College of Family and Consumer Studies for a fi ve-year term effective July I, 1983. He succeeds Dr. Janet M. Wardlaw who has served as dean since 1969. Professor Barham has been chairman of the Department of Family Studies since




Dr. M urlin MUllhclI's

1976, and served as acting dea n in [980 while Dean Wardlaw was on administrative leave. A graduate of the University of Otago, Dunedin, e Zealand, Richard Barham received a Ph. D . degree from the University of Alben a, dmonton, in Ed ucational Psychology. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta and as professor and acting chairman of the De partment of Education, University of Otago. While in New Zealand, he was an executive member of the council of The Ne w Zealand Psychological Society, and served as its president At Guelph, he has taught both under­ graduate and graduate courses in the De­ partment of Family Studies and has super­ vised graduate students. He has been active on many University committees during the past seven years. He is a past chairman of the Board of Graduate Studies, and has been a member of the

Committee on Academic Priorities , the Committee on University Planning, the Liaison Committee, and several others. He has also been a consulting educa ­ tional psycholog ist with the Wellington County Separate School Board since 1979, Prolessor Barham and his wife, Joan, have a family offour. Joan recently returned to the University of Guelph for further study, Daughter, Vick y, 19, is a student in Economics at Queen's University, Lisa, 17, and Christopher, 14, attend Ce ntennial CVJ, while Tania, 12, is completing her studies at College Avenue School. Music is very important part of the Barham family's life, with active invohe­ ment in the Suzuki String School' and the Guelph Youth Orchestra. Gardening is a hobby enjoyed by both Richard and Joan. Members of the Mac- FACS Alumni Association extend a sincere welcome to Professor Barham. We look forward to meeting and working with him in the future as he fills the challenging position as dean of FACS. 0

Ontario Gerontology Association and a member of the scientific advisory commit­ tee of the Gerontology Research Council of Ontario. She is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and McMaster University. With a steadily increasing percentage of the popUlation in the retirement age bracket. it is important to understand more fully the ir needs and cuncerns, sa ys Pro­ fessor Martin Matthews. "The en tre will deal with the ag ing family and environ­ mental co ntexts. In the latter sense . we will be examinin g such things as the difference bet wee n aging in an urban and a rural society, as well as issues like housing and the aging." The new Gerontology Research Centre will provide facilities to assist faculty members and graduate students doing re­ search on aging. The Centre will facilitate, integrate and co-ordinate studies on aging within the University, the director says. Research on aging is now being carried out at the Universi ty in such Departments as Family Studi es, Geography, Psychology, Nutrition, Human Biology and SocioluFY, and the Centre will be able to provide a medium for cross-fertilization of ideas among the many researchers in the field. Professor Marlin Matthews says that the Centre will be working co-operatively with other similar research centres in On­ tario, such as the one at the University of Toronto, in promoting research on aging. The Centre will also sponsor conferences and workshops that relate to the special needs of older citizens in their communities,

Guelph has demonstrated an interest in gerontology since 1970, when research proj­ ects began and courses dealing with aging were offered in the Departments of Family Studies and Psychology. Since 1981, the Un iversity has offered gero ntology as part of the Famil y Studies major in the Bachelur of Applied Science program. 0


P ro fess or Anne Martin Matthe ws. De ­ part me nt of Fam ily St udi es , has bee n ap ­ pointed the first director of the Gnontology Research Centre The establi shment of the Centre was announced last February. A research grant of $237,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada will fund the Centre for the first three years. Professor Martin Matthews has been conductin g research related to the needs and interests of older seg ments of the popula­ tion, as well as teaching courses in such areas as social gerontology and marital and family dynamics in Family Studies . She has been a faculty member with th e Department of Family Studies since 1978. She also has been active beyond the campus in programs related to aging. She is chair-elect of the social sciences division, Canadian Council on Gerontology, and will begin a two-year term in the chair of that organization this year. She is also first vice-president of the


A Thank You

Dear A luml7i. 1\-I'wl! 10 Ihonk oil Ihe u/umni inl'oll"('d wilh Ihc ,'cr\' special' 'send-oj!' gi,'en to me ill recognition of Ihc complelion ofmv Icrm as dcall. So man\' of \'ou \-I'erc invo/"cd ­ whelhcr or nOI \'ou \-I'ere able 10 (/fIend Ihe recognition receplion in Toronlo on May 29. I opprecia/cd Ihe man\' good ll'ishes which come from ocross CClr/ado ond from such dislOlIl places as Indio and Char/a Your generous gifls, u Im'c!\' ,I"/rolld of pcarls und a bonk aCCOlll11 ,vhich came lVilh Ihe slrong sug,l:cslion Ihal [should I/"{I\'c/ 10 .Vnv Iculand, lverc Irul\' overll'helll1ing. The Air {l.Cll' Zcalundjlighl bag jJacked wilh 1111 SOriS of' 'nccessilie.l" added 10 Ihe jim ,·re had 01 Ihe rcceplion. Many Ihanksfor your SUppOri over Ihe years, and for your good wishes as I begin my \'car of admin is Ira live leave. Yours sincerelv. Jonel M. Wardlaw 0


Off To Ottawa

Louise (Bazi net) Heslop . '67. has JO in ed the School of Business at Carlton Unive rsit y, O ttaw a . Over the next two ye ars . through an arran ge me nt with Ca rlton Unive rsity , s he will be ..cco nde d, on a part-time basis, by Stati sti c s Ca nada where she will join the Re search and Analysi s D ivisi on . Loui se com pleted her M .Sc. at Guelph in 1969 and continued as lecturer in the ne w ly-es tablish ed Department o f C o n­ sumer Studies . In 1977, she compktcd a Ph .D. in Business Administration (Ma rket­ ing) at the University of Western Ontari o and rej o ined the Department of Cons um er Studi es, ri si ng to the rank of ass oc iate professor .

Louise was e lected to the board of di rectors of the Mac -FA CS Alumni Assoc i­ ati on in 1977 , se rvin g as secretary-treasurer until May, 1981. We ex tend our best wishe · to Loui se, her hu sband , Lome, O A ' 70, and their dau ghters , Jose tte, 5. and C la ire , 2 . Lorne is employed by Agriculture Canada. in Ottawa , and is currently completing an M .Sc in Engineering at the University of G uelph. Coun try li ving is a high priority with the He slops. They are deli ghted with the purchase of a farm near Alm onte, a nd lo ok forward to the best of both worl d s - profess ion a lism in the city a nd lei sure in th e co untry side. 0

Grad News

B e ve r ly Lee, ' 72, is a chairpe rso n with the York Region Board o f Educ at io n.

Susan (junes ) Wilcox , ' 77 , is fo od se rvice s superviso r with the Baye re st Ce ntre for Ge riatri c C are. 0

Helen (Clifford ) Besw ick, '48D. is se lf e mpl oyed as a studi o potter in her home in Dundas.

Laurie MacLeod, ' 72, is a district manager w ith Beaver Foods. Mls s issauga.

Dr. Louise ( Ba;illt'lj

Heslop. '67.


Margaret (Kennedy) jarvis, '54D, is a realestate age nt in Kingston. Pat (Hall) McDowell, '65, is with the Unite d Missionary Soc iet y, Jlorin . Kwora State. ~igeria. Joanne Patterson, ' 66, is a se ni or project o ff·icer w ith Indi an and N orthern Affa irs , Ottawa. Leslie (Mowat) Hemming, '68, is teaC hin g in Woods tock . Mary (Jany) Toms . '68, is employed with He alth an d We lfare Can ada, Ottawa. Sarah (Spence r) Coomhs, ' 70, is an assistant director wi th the C o nsum er Infor­ mation Centre of the Ont ario Government, Toronto. Meredith Fi lshie, '70, is an ana lyst w ith the Ministry of State for Economic a nd Re g ional Development, O tt awa . S h eila (Fa hne r ) jarvie, ' 70 , is a nutri­ ti on ist w ith the K- W Hospital, Kitch ene r . Donna j o hnstone, '70, o perates Donn a's Ha ndmade Clo thin g for Men & Wo men , Gabiola Isla nd , B .C. Lorraine Holding, ' 71, is manager of program development with the Rural Or­ ga nizati o ns and Services Branl'h . Mini s try of Agriculture and Food, located at the Gue lph Agric ulture Centre.

K athy Camelon, ' 73, is a dietitian at the To ronto Genera l Hospita l. Tirnoth)' Fleming , HAFA ' 74, a ses, ion aJ lec turer with H AFA, teaching business law , has been adm itted to the partne rshi p o f the law firm of Harper, Haney and White of Waterl oo. Isabel (McBride) H o we ll . '74, is an e le ment ary school teach er with the Water­ loo Co unt y Board of Educatio n, Cam­ brid ge. Mary Ruston, '75 , is a Famil y Studies teac her at Inge rso ll District Hig h Sc hoo l. Kathryn Anderson , ' 76, is a supervisor with Westmini ster Fa mily D ay a re, London . Hester Cooper, '76, is employed a s a research officer with th e New Zealand Dairy Resea rch In stitute in Palmers ton North, ew Zealand.

A Thank You The c lass of Mac '380 wishes to exte nd a sincere thank you to all alumni who have con tribut ed to the Mac '38 0 Class Geron­ to logy Scholarship Fund. The gradua te s tudent scholarship, in the recently de ve loped area ot Ge ronto lo gy at FACS, is being established by the class of ' 38D in re cog nition of their 45th anniv er­ sary in 198 3 All Univ ers it y of Guelph gra ds are in vited to parti c ipate in thi s project, funds for which will be so li c ited until December 1984. [f yo u wish to con tribute, ple ase make you r ch eq ue pay ab le to the Univers ity o f Guelph Alma Mater Fund , specify th at it is to be ap plied to the Mac '38 D Class Gerontology Sc ho larship Fun d, an d mail to the Deve lo pment Office, Room 273 , John ­ sto n Hall, Uni ve rsity o f Gu e lph , Guelph, Ontario N IG 2W J. Th an ks, again, for yo ur suppo rt, from Elle n Downie, Mary Singer . Doris Durran t, and Jean Carte r- the Mac '38 D sch o lars hip co mmittee. 0

Pa tr ici a (G a rland ) Des aul n iers, ' 76, is with patient fo od se rvices, Alberta Hosp i­ ta l. Edm o nt on. Noell a Li , ' 76, is aclinical dietitian wi th the ict ori a Hos pital, Lond on .

In Memoria m

M e redith (Evans) Hea rtwe ll , '77, is teac hin g in Mi ssissa uga .

We regret to announ ce the death of the following al umnu s.

Deb Wey. '77, is patient food se rvices manager at SI. John Reg io nal Hospi tal, SI. J() hn , N.B.

Margaret L. (MacKenzie) Smallwood, ' 401), Decem ber 198 2 , in La keland , Fla.,

U SA . 0



The College o f P hysical Scie nce Alumni Association


Editor: Bob Winke l

Elected to Royal Society

Dr. Coo,.iel Korl.

The election of Dr. Gabriel Karl to a Fellowship of the Roy al Society of Canada represents what one of hi s colleagues, Dr . Peter Egelstaff, desc ribe s as "a rare honour which reflects great credit not only on Dr. Karl, but also on the Uni versi ty's Depart­ ment of Physics. The Royal Society of Canada, founded in 1882 to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences, has numbered among its Fellows virtually all of Canada's most distinguished intellectual le ade rs of the last J00 yea rs. Standards are jealously guarded and Fello ws hips are awarded only as a result of outstanding, world-class ach ieve ment. The rarity of the honour is indicated by the fact that at the Un iversity of Guelph, whose faculty includes so many academics of international distinctio n, only five had previously achieved a Fellows hip in the Roya l Society of Canada . These are Dr . Howard Clark , vice- pres ident academic, Dr. Bruce Sells, dean, College of Biologi­ cal Science; Dr. Pete r Egc lstaff, Depart ­ ment of Physics; Dr. Do nald Masters , Prof ssor Emeri tu s, De part mc nt of History, and Dr. He rb Armstrong, retired dean of Graduate Studies. As the sixth, Dr. Ga briel Karl will have the added di stinction of bei ng th e first whose career has been sp ot excl us ive ly at the Un ivers ity of Guelph , which , agai n to


quote Dr. Egelstaff, mark s a " co ming of age for the University." Gabriel Karl was born in Transylvania, a province of Romania. He obtained his B Sc in Chemistry at Romani a's Univer­ sity of C lUJ, worked for tw o years in industry and came to Canada in 1960. He attended graduate school at th e University of Toronto, where he was awarded a Ph. D. in 1966 for a thesis on "infrared lumines­ cence following molecular colli sion ." Hi s Ph .D . super visor was the distinguished physical chemist. Dr. John Polanyi. A two-year post-doctora l fellowship with the University of Toronto's Depart ­ ment of Physics followed. His mentors there were Drs. J. Van Kranend onk and Duk Poll, who is now a professor with the Universi ty of Guelph 's Depa rtment of Ph ys ics . In 1966 , Dr . Karl studied at the Uni ve rsit y of Oxford for two years under an NRC scho larship to study hadron spec tro­ scopy a nd, in 1969, he Joi ned the Univers ity's Department of Phy s ics, achieving a full professorship only five years later . Dr . Karl's work has focussed on high energy physics - the physics of fundamen ­ tal particles. This is an esoteric field invo lv­ ing resea rch into the nature of matter. The relative ly few world leaders in thi s field tend to cluster around the half-dozen accelerators such as the $100 million, four kilumete r­ lon g, hi gh-e nergy tunnel for accelerating electrons at Stanford Universit y, that have been built only in the U.S. and Europe. T here is no accelerator of this energy level in Canad a. and fe w Canadian scie n­ ti ~ts are working in this fiel d. Dr. Ka rl' s statu re in the international commu nity of particle physic ists is marked by his many visi ts to the world' s major research ce ntres as guest speaker and to cons ult with his peers . Referring to the time spent on thcse missio ns, Dr. Karl describes the Depart ­ m nt of Phys ics and his colleag ues as "generouslyaccommodati ng .' ­ As cha irman of the h igh e ne rgy

phy sics grant selection committee of thc atural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for two years. he was intimately involved in all the major re search de velop­ ments in Canada in this field . Hc feels that his e lec tio n to the Ro yal Society of Canada will help raise the prot1le of high-energy physics in this co untry, and lend stren gth to Canadian experimenters. The citation prepared for his nomina­ tion to the Royal Society of Canada read s: "Professor Karl is a high energy the ori st whose work is widely recog ni zed interna tionally . His deep physical insight and hi s kn ow led ge of mathemati ca l methods led to the quark model of baryon resonances. based on quantum chromo­ dynami cs, which has been enorm o usl) successful in describing experimental re­ suits. H is re sea rch is characterized by striking originality, and an ability to COIll ­ bine basic ideas from different field s as in the predicti ons of a new effect -" neutron optical activity ." Gabriel Karl is married and has one daughter . W hen he is not probing the sec re ts of the univ erse he indulges himself in music, theatre and the fine arts. He visited the Unive rsity of Briti sh Columbia in Vanco uver in May for the induction ceremony into the Royal Society of Canada on the occas ion of th e Annual Meeting of the Society. " It marked ," he sa id, " the c ulmin ation of a long string of benefits that [ ha ve e njoyed throughout th e 23 years 1 have lived in Ca nada. [ have eve ry rea son to be very grateful to th is country." D

Erratum In the Sprin g iss ue o r SCiMP it was erroneously reported, in th e c utline accompa nyin g a pict ure of De part­ me nt of Phys ics stude nt scholarship win ners, that they were the recipients of 0 er $ 1,500. We dropped a ze ro. The fi gure sho uld have re ad $ 15,000. Sorry about tha t. Ed .


The Sun's Energy Excerpted from a Chemtrends article by Mary Cocivera. One pre di ctabl e fac t about ind ustri ali z 'd soc iety is that it w ill take more e nerg y to kee p the whee ls ru nn ing smoothl y, parti c u­ larly because the world population is ex­ pected to dou ble to abo ut n ine bill ion by the year 2050. [n th searc h to augm e nt tradi ti o na l so urces o f e lectri ci ty , two Departme nt of Che mi stry pro fessors ha ve tu rn ed th eir atten ti on to the convers ion of solar energy to ele ctricit y by photovult aie cel ls an d photo­ elec troc he mical syste ms . T he de velopme nt wo rk at Gue lph is a imed at improvin g the efficien cy a nd stability of th se sy~ tem s and reduc i ng the ir cos t. Si li con photovo ltaic cells se rve as a refere nce for so lar energy co nvers iun be­ ca use they were the fi rst suc h cell s and , to date. arc the most effic ie nt, co nvert in g so lar ne rgy into elec tr ic it y a t abo ut 15 pe r cem effi c ie ncy. Arrays of crys tal li n sil icon ce lls present ly cos t in the nei ghborhood or S$ 400 per sq uare metre to manufac ture. prod uc ing ab out 40 watts . Phot ovo lt a ic thin- fi lm syste ms us ing semic o nductors o ther than sin gle crysta l sil ic on are be ing investigated in m an y re ~ear c h ce ntre s around th e world. A pro mi s ing ap proach is a cadmiui1l s ulfi de/c uprous s ul fide combi nat ion in which the two se m ic o nduc tors are laye red on m olybdenum . the n covered w it h a trans­ parent gold fil m. " T his thin -fi lm co ns truc­ tio n i' ideal for solar devices ." ex pl ai ns

Grad News Louise (Sandall) Platt, B.A. '69, is living in Islington and teaching for the Eto bi co ke Boa rd of Educati o n.

Profess ur Ro n Fawcett. "because large surface areas are needed for maximum expo su re to the sun." T he fabrication proce ss , devel o ped by R o n and patented in 19 80 . in vo lve ' electro­ depos iting cadmium sulfide o nto mol yb­ denum , then layering cuprous su lfide over the cadm ium sulfide by an io n exchange process. Finally, the gold 11 1m is added by vacuum de pos iti on. Ron es tim ates that thi n-film de ices cou ld be manu fac tu red in this way for ab out S$25 pe r squ are me tre . E le ctro p la ting of se m ic ondu ct ors would e nabl e photo voltai c dev ices to be m anu fa ctured in a con ti n uous pr ocess , rathe r tha n indi vidua lly as i ' required w ith s ingle crysta l s ilic on. S uch ce lls ha ve ac h ieved co n versio n of solar to electrica l energy at an e ffi cie nc y o f I per ce nt to date. T he researchers are co nfide nt they can achie ve fi to 8 per cen t cffi.: ie ne y, co mpare d to the calcul ated m ax imum e ffi c ie ncy of II per cent. Pro fessor M ichae l oc ivera is ork ing on photoe lec troc hem ical syste ms in which a sem ic ond uctor electrode im mersed in an elec tro lyte so lution conv erts inci den t li g ht into a n electric a l cu rren t. S uc h se mi­ co nductor/ lilju id junction cells offe r p racti ­ ca l ad van tages beca use u f the spo nta neom format ion o f a j unc tio n. I mproved effi­ ciency fo r po lycrysta lli ne sem ico nd uctors has been a,' hi e ved in ce lb of th is type . in part becau~e the liqu id estab li s hes un­ iform ly good COntac t wi th the e l etrode . The li g h t -~ens it i ve electrode in photo­ e lec trochem ical ce ll s is a se m ic o nductor, e it her a thin-fi lm or s in gle c rysta l. a tt ached to a meta l bac k ing : the other e lec trod e is an inert me ta l. T he e l ectrod e~ are imme rsed in ~ n elect rol yte so luti o n o f a mater ial that carl do nat e and ac cep t elect ro ns .. 'The b igges t prob le m with ma ny li lj ui d junct io n ce lls." ~ays Mi ke. "is phot ocorros iol1 of th e su r­ fa ce of th e se m iconducto r." To ove rc ome thi s pro ble m , he is develo pin g materi a ls and

techniqu es to coat the e lectrodes with pro­ tec tiv e materiab . The first liquid junction cells with a sili con anode opera ted for on ly a matter of se conds be fo re the e lec trode was des troyed by corrosion. Rese arche rs at the S olar E nergy Research Insti tu te in C o lorado, U SA . . ha ve deve lo ped a silicon anode w ith a polypy rro le protect ive coating wh ich can o pe rate for hund reds o f hou rs. but th at is still not long eno ug h for a viable commer­ ci a l syste m . M ike and hi s coll eague, are m aking a syste matic study of compoun ds tha t wi ll both protect the electrode fro m corrosio n and cat al yze the elect rode rca tion. Th ey arc now wo rki ng wit h organo me tall ic com ­ pounds c o mpris ing a metal atom. su lfur. and an aro matic co m pone nt con taining a fun c ti ona l group li ke hyd roxy l, sul phonate , am mo ni um and nitroso . hese compounds are effect ive be­ ca use they prov ide a mecha nism to tra nsfe r a ch arge bet wee n the se mi co nd ucto r a nd the e lectro n donor in so lut io n . The coatin g mus t also be transpilrent e nough to a llo w the lig ht to s trike the photoclee trode . To date . they ha ve s un;eeded in de ­ vel oping fi ve coat ings su it ab le fo r a variet y or se m icond uc tors , incl uding the poly ­ crysta ll ine cadm ium su lfide e lectrodes fab ­ ri<.:ated by Ro n Faw ce tt 's method . If pol y­ crysta lli ne elec trodes ca n be fab ri (;a ted and coated wi th a protec tive materia l electro­ chemically, they wi ll be rel ati ve ly inexpe n­ ,ive to manufac ture . If the tech niques a nd processe s be ing inv e ~l i g a t e d by Ron Fawce tt and Mike Coc ivera de ve lo p to tht: ir full poten tial . the su n cou ld beco me a more import a nt supp lier o f e lectri city in Ca nada. Long- ran ge pro­ jectio ns sug gest that about 10 per cent of No rth A m rican e lectr ic it y cou ld be pro­ duced from solar co nve rs ion. E lec tri c ity fro m the sun is no longer a pipe-dream-it is a reac hable goa l. n

Murray Ross Gingrich, B.Sc . '71, Ii ves in Bramp to n and is work ing as a probation officer for the Ministry o f Co rrec ti o nal Services .

Alex McDonald, B, Sc. '79, Ph.D. '83, and his wife. Rosanne ( DeNobriga), B.Sc. '79, are living in Au sti n . Te xas . whil e Alex is do ing post-doctoral work at the Uni­ vers ity o f Texas .

Robert Cross, B.Sc . '72, M . D., is work­ ing in the e me rgency department o f the So uth Mus koka Hospital in Bracebridge.

Alexander Barton, B,Sc. ' 70, M.Sc. ' 74, is w ork ing on a Ph .D. deg ree in the De pa rtme nt of Fishe rie s and W ildlife at Orego n Sta te uni vers it y.

Edda Duva (Home ) Kerr, B.A . '74, lives in G ue lph and is working as a program co-ordinator for Casatta Ltd., in Kit c hener .

Gerry Kupferschmidt, B.Sc . '70, M.Sc . '71 , is living at R . R . # I, Osgood c. and is t:mp loye d as a sc ientifi c ad ise r to th e RCMP .

Deanne Ch!)y, B.Sc . '78, Ii ves in Etob i­ coke and is working as a publi c he alth inspecto r for the Ham ilton Wentw o rth Re ­ gio nal He alth Unit.


Oliver, B.Sc. '79, o f Hamilton, is a medic a l sa les rep re sentati ve with Cy a namid Canada Inc. Gordon Knox , B.Sc. '79, is a con ~ ul ta nt with Inform ation System s Serv ices in V ic­ toria . B.C . George Gillson, B.Sc. , '80, is taki ng a Ph .D. in A nal yti ca l C hemis try at the Uni ­ ve rsity of Alberta. 0


The College o f Arts Alumni Associat ion


Editor: Debbie (Nash) Chambers, '77.

The Dean's Roundup Las t fall I had the privilege of speak­ ing to the dire c tors of the Univer sity of G uelph Alu mn i As soc iation to bring them up to date on some of the ex cit ing things co nne cted with the College of A rts. I am gratefu l to the editor of DELPHA for thi s opportu nity to let alumni readers kn ow what we are do ing . I am pleased to be able to re port a subs tant ial increase in enrolment both in the B. A . program and in the College o f A rts thi s past yea r. What is especially nice , is that this has co incide d with a dec is ion to tighte n our standards at the admissions le vel and in the regulations for con tinu atio n of st udy. In o rder to grad uate, B . A . studen ts w ho entered the Spring 19~3 Semester will need to ob tai n a "C" average in 60 per cent of the cou rses they take. Most of o ur students are doi ng thi s now and we do not anti ci pate this will pose a ny problem for the students whom we are ad mitting . Next year, students en terin g the B . A . program will be required to have Grade 13 English, and we are strongly encouraging them to offer a M athema ti cs credit o r o ne in French or ano ther language. Applications from stude nts wish ing to enter the B . A. prog ram in the Fall 1983 Semester are up subs ta nti a ll y over last yea r. I also want to share with you some ha ppenings which have brought s pecial delight to me . The U ni ve rsi ty of Guelph Choir , under director Ge rald e ufeld, won seco nd prize in the 1982 CSC nation al chora l co mpetition . In the Harbourfront a rt show last sum mer, three o f o ur students had works se lected by the jury and each won a prize ­ a better show ing than any of the othe r O n­ tario universiti es or colleges which enten:d . T he C a nadian- A merican Urban H is­ tory Co nfere nce held at G uelph in A ugust, 1982, was a tremendou s success , bringing sc ho lars from many parts of the U nited State s and Canada to discuss new trends in urban studies.


Dean David Murray .

In the space of just a few months I have seen seve n books published by faculty in th e Co ll ege . The subjects include Rudyard Kipl ing , Greek Philosophy, U rban Hist ory, Evolution and Darwinism, Reli gion and Tolerance, the drama tist Gra nville Barker and a no ve l written in French . Last s ummer also saw the completi on of a very . s uccessful fa cu lty exchange be­ tween o ur Department of En g lish and the Uni vers ity of Reading in Britain. Dr. Leslie Mon k ma n went to Read in g for the year and Dr. C oral H owell s visited Gue lph. This opportunit y enab led Dr. Howells to study modern C anadian writers and she is now working o n a book. to be published in Britain, o n Canadian women wri ters . D r. Mo nkm an lectured on Canadian literature at vario us places in Britai n and in France, as well as in Readin g. T hro ugh the e fforts of the De partment of Drama and its chairma n, D r. Leona rd C ono lly, and C ollections Librarian Jo hn Moldenhauer, '68, the Uni versi ty Library

has no w acquired the S haw Festiva l Ar­ chives on permanent de pos it. T hi s is an ex tremely valuab le re sou rce for thea tre scholars, a nd the Univers ity is ve ry pleased to have a close r connection with the Shaw Festi val . The Drama Department also has Professor Dan Laure nce, the world 's lead ­ ing Shaw scholar, as a distinguished Visit­ in g Professor lor the ra il Semester. Two large co nferences were organized during th e Spring a nd Summer by fac ulty and student s in the C o llege . Profe ss or Ted Cowan of the H istory Department was in charge of the Scottish Heritage Festival held in ; :uelph in M ay. The Fes tival w as a ce lebrati on of the S co t ~ "..1d their co ntribu ­ tion~ to Canada . In Au gust, the Uni vers ity will host a major conference o n Common wealth lite ra­ ture bringing writers and schol ars to Guelph from allover the Com monweal th. Professor Doug K illam, chairma n of the Dep artment of English, and a n umbe r o f col leagues, are now busily prep aring to welcome guests from around the world . Through our liaison programs we have pi oneered special day - long seminars at the niversity for gifted c hildren in Wellington C ounty. T he se programs are part of o ur com mitme nt to assist secondary schools in meetin g the c hall e nges of special education . J k now many o f you will also be interes ted in knowing that last sLi mmer the College awarded three new scholarships, two of the m honouring the co nt rib ution made by former faculty members , J. Percy Sm ith and W . Stanfo rd Reid . The other marked the first presentation of the Edward John son Music Foundation scholarships for students in the music program. We are al l ac ute ly co nsciou s of the financial pressure. affecting the UnivL: r ~; ity of Guelp h and othe r Canadian unive rsities. But we mus t no t le t the se pressures detract from the vision of academic excellence to whic h we are committed. J think you will agree. from the exaln ~J k :. ·: ha ve cited. that this vision co ntinues to glow brightly in spite of our financial plight. We hope we can co ntinu e to co unt on your advice and your s uppurt. 0

It Was a Very Good Year

T he Direc tor , or the College of Arts Alumni Ass oc iation ha ve had a bus y year I n January. we launched o ur hrst C aree rs "i lglll for in -co ur:;e stude nl.'>. Thanks to the exce lle nce and e nthusias m of our pa ne l l1len1bcr, . th e evening wa s a success. Careers Night is to become an annual e vent and we would appreciate you r partici­ pation . Any Art s grads wh o wo uld like to vo lunteer their expertise for the e vening . please do no t hesit a te to contact us. The Directo rs were also busy a r­ ranl,!ing the second an nu al art show ­ DI MENSIO NS ·S3. Due to the treme nd o us resp o nse to DI M EN SIOt\S '82 , the art show co mmittee organized DIM ENS IO NS '83 as aJu ricd show. We a r'e ho ping th at nex t yea r we will be abl e to mount a photography show as well a" an art sho w. As you are probably aware. in 1970. Wellington College was reo rg anized into the Colleges of Arts , Ph ysic al Sc ience. and Socia l Science. This year o ur Assoc iatio n was asked to se lect a new College logo . Thank> to Dean Dav id Murray and th e Dean's Co unc il, we were given permission to use the graphics on the College of Art s Gold Medal. It can be see n in the masth ead of thi s iss ue. The logo was designed by Erich Barth, art dire ctor, Departm e nt of [n­ formation, and enco mp asses the di verse di s­ cipiJnes fou nd within the College of Arts.

Grad News

Catharine (Gilnerlson ) Scott , '70, is a wage and salary anal ys t, tnivers it y of Waterl oo . Linda :\la)' Bell, '72, i, the as sistant con­ sultant for th<o gifted . We llington County Boa rd of Educa ti o n. GueJph. Lynn Barbeau, ' 74, is the c urato r. Educa ­ tion and xtension. Macd o nald Stewart Art e ntre . Guelph. W<lynr WellJaul'er, ' 75, is co rpora te mar­ ke ting manage r. Gore Mutua l In surance Company, Cambridgc. Renate Fisc her, '76, is a consultant with th e Wood s Gordon Divisio n of Cl arks o n Go rd o n, Chartered Acco untants. Kitch e ne r. jane Morley, O AC M.Sc . '81, is a career co ns ultant, C o un se llin g and Student Re­ source Centre. Un iversity of Gu elph .

Through the generos ity of the Alm a Mater Fund, our As soc iation has bee n able to e .stablish nv e sc holar s hip s . Thre e DELPHA awards for Gue lph alumni to co ntinue their slUdi es at the gradu ate level at th e University , and tw o awa rds for part-time mature students. These a war'ds are greatly appreciated by th e student s wh o have re­ ce i ved th e m. Co ngratulati o ns are th e order of th e day for Juli e (Russe ll ) Thur. '78 , Associa­ tion past pre sident, and Linda Mack e nz ie­ Co rdi c k. ' 8 1, Assocration secre tar y/ treas­ urer. on the birth of their dau g hte rs in Ma rch . We wi sh them joy in their yo ung-

Davi d Dell, '76, is the in fo rm a tion o ffic er. Reg ion of Pee l, Br·ampt on. jeff Miller, '82, is a s tage manager' for Profes sional Theatres. Toronto . The above eig ht alumni were pan el )11ember-s at o ur fir st annu al Careers 'sJ ig ht held ea rlier th i" yea r. On ce again. we offer our sincere thanks for their pani ci pation . l\hu'garel Reare , '68, is senior researc h o f hee l'. Minis try of th e Soli cito r General. Ottawd . William Thiel's , '73, is a sys te ms analyst with Eas tman Kodak CO . . Roche ster. t\ .Y .. U.S .A. Shardie D. Ste H'nson, '77, is assistant marketing manage r. Marsh and \1cLe nnan Ltd . . Winnipeg, Man.

sters and look forward to th e ir continued help in the Assoc ia tion in th e future. \ C \Nould lik e to re mind our fell ow alu mni to jo in or renew their membership in our Association . De hb ie ( Nash) C ham bers. '77. editor of DF. LPH A . wo uld lik e any Id eas lor future artic k, that \vould catch your interes t. Our Assoc iati o n would also apprec ia te hear'i ng from you re ga rdin g eve nt s that you wou ld be interested in attending. Pl ease drop us a line in order that we may serve you better. thu s ~ eeping the line of co mmunic ation oren bet ween you and yo ur Alma :v1ater. In closing. I would like to acknowl· ed ge. With great a pprec iati o n. the a" istance that has been o ffclTU our Board of Direc tors over th e pasl year. As al ways . Dea n David Murray has bee n a va lued ad visor'. I wo uld li ke to thank Professor Ted Cowa n . Department o f Hist o ry. for his Sprin g 19K3 OE/PHA article o n the Scottish Heritage Festival and Judy (Ma in) Ca rs o n. '75. fo r he r help in preparalron of featur'e articles. Spec ial thank s arc also ex tended to Rosemary Clark. Mac '59, A' sis tant Di re ctor. Pro­ g rams. Dep artment of A lumni Affairs and Deve lopment , and our Board of Directo rs who have wo rk ed so hard to mak e thi s a successful year. T he ter m of 19X2-B 3 has been a very grati fying one for all mem bers of th e Association's Boa rd o t' Directors. We loo k for ward to 19K3-K4 anJ hope to hear from you. Q

J ane Francis, '78, is With Ilublic relation s. Vancouver Stock EXchange. Vancou ve r. B .C. Jonie Bunce, '79, is a teache r 01 Art. Eng lish and Th catr'e Art.s at 1. A. Tur'n e r Secondary School . BrdrllptO!l. Deborah Salmon , ' 79. is married to Richard Light, B.S(', ' 80, and li ves in \Japane c Shc worb for the Empl o) mc nt and Im migrati on Commi ssio n dnd Ri c h:lrJ works for' a darrv in Kin gs to n. Shelagh Stevens, '79, " it station U)lllr­ tw lle r. Department o f :-.J atiunal [dc nce in f\' ova Sl·otia . :\lidwt'l Glanb, '81. is a supervisor. mar­ ke ting comrlluni~ations. Pitney-Bowe s oj' Canada Ltd .. Don Mill s.

john (llanllllUnd ) Zelasko, ' 81. rs Donal d Syme, '77, is with marketing pe rso nne l, I.C. F.. Sydne y. Australia


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Alumnus of Honollr

1983 Helen Christine AbeD

Mac '38D mo ng the forerunn ers in the fie ld of rura l soc iol ogy , not only in Canada but throughout the world. and with a long ca reer as a professor in numerous un iversities ac ross Canada, Dr. Helen C. Abell has und oubted ly do ne much to promote a wo rld -w ide reputation for her Alma Mater. Dr. Abell has been most active in a numbe r of United Nat io ns programs designed to fo ster development o f th ose in the Third World co untrie s. Althou gh os ten sibl y retired, she still co nt inues her wo rk as a cons ult ant in Socio-Economic De ve lopme nt assisti ng in develop ing sho rt -term project s as the occasio n ari ses. As well as a Macdona ld Ins titu te Dipl o足 ma , Dr. Abell obtained a B. H.Sc. (H ome Economics) from the Universi ty of Toro nt o in 1941, and an M.S . (Human Nutrition) and a Ph . D. (major: Rural Sociology and Agri cul 足 tural Econo mics) from Cornell Unive rsity in 1947 and 1951 re specti vel y. 0


Guelph Alumnus Magazine, Summer 1983  

University of Guelph Alumnus Magazine, Summer 1983