Mr. Chancellor, I am pleased to present to you John Spencer MacDonald, an eminent Canadian and a fellow British Columbian. After graduating from The University of British Columbia in Electrical Engineering, John MacDonald proceeded to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for graduate studies and was subsequently appointed there as a faculty member. During the expansion of Canadian universities in the mid-sixties, UBC was able to persuade him to return to his alma mater as a faculty member in our Department of Electrical Engineering. He successfully initiated a vigorous program of research in new technologies for remote sensing and natural resource mapping. From the very beginning of his career at UBC, he was keenly interested in industrial innovation and in promoting technology transfer to industry. In 1969, with his friend and colleague, Vern Dettwiler, John MacDonald formed the high technology company which bears their names. Over the last two decades he has forged ahead with his vision of making British Columbia and Canada a leading player in the high technology industry. His record of public service in promoting and developing high technology industry is impressive. He has served with distinction at the highest level on numerous provincial and national organizations, including the Premier's Advisory Council on Science and Technology, B.C. Science Council, Science Council of Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada. As well, many other honours have been conferred upon him over his career. Mr. Chancellor, I invite you to confer the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon a distinguished alumnus and an industrial leader whom we are all very proud to welcome once again as one of us - JOHN SPENCER MacDONALD.
Mr. Chancellor, we proudly recognize one of our own faculty who laid the foundations for the study of Asia at this University. William Holland, chief architect and coordinator of the research program for the Institute of Pacific Relations, initiated path-breaking series of studies in economic, social and political history. In the difficult years of depression and war from 1933 to 1944, he established a tradition of independent, critical scholarship on current issues in Asia. Institute publications constituted the major resource when Washington, at the outbreak of World War II, sought information on contemporary East Asia. He upheld the Institute's ideals that knowledge and improved understanding could ease the tensions that were disfiguring the Pacific world. With customary sensitivity and diplomatic skill, he ably defended freedom of speech and the integrity of scholarship when they were under public attack. He became the first Head of the Department of Asian Studies in 1961, bringing with him 5,000 volumes of Asia-related material from his distinguished career as Secretary General to the Institute of Pacific Relations. He developed teaching and research, while carrying the responsibility as editor of Pacific Affairs, the leading journal on contemporary Asia. Energetic, urbane and well-connected, Professor Holland attracted internationally distinguished Asian scholars as teachers, researchers and visiting lecturers. His qualities of respect and concern for others have won Bill Holland the affection and admiration of the University community. Hailed as "Canada's Dean of Asian Studies", he has influenced a whole generation of Canadians now sensitized to Asian perspectives. Mr. Chancellor, I invite you to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon WILLIAM LANCELOT HOLLAND.
Mr. Chancellor, we honour today a distinguished scholar and administrator in the Canadian university community - David Lloyd Johnston. As Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, he assumed his principalship at a time when major changes were happening in higher education in the Province of Quebec. That McGill University with its heritage and traditions continues today as an outstanding seat of learning in Canada and the world is without doubt a tribute to his leadership. We at UBC are proud to trace our roots back to that early period when McGill initiated the opportunity for British Columbians to have a university education in their own province, and out of which our university was founded. Dr. Johnston was educated at Harvard and Cambridge, and in Canada at Queen's University and the Law Society of Upper Canada. As a respected Professor of Law, his reputation earned him faculty appointments at Queen's, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario where he was also Dean of the Law School from 1974 to 1979. Dr. Johnston as author was among the early contributors to knowledge in the field of computers and the law and, subsequent to his term as a Commissioner with the Ontario Securities Commission, he published volumes on corporations and the stock exchange in Canada. Throughout his career he has always been recognized for his capacity to make major contributions to our national life, and recently he has been asked to chair the National Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment - a task that will have far-reaching consequences for Canada's role in the new world of Sustainable Development. His contributions to his chosen field, to administration in the academic community and to public affairs in Canada have been outstanding. Mr. Chancellor, I invite you to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon this distinguished Canadian, DAVID LLOYD JOHNSTON.
Mr. Chancellor, local history does not record the size of the audience who saw Raymond Burr's first performance, as a 12-year old, with a stock company in Vancouver. But we know that, at the height of his career, he was attracting weekly audiences of 30 million viewers to see him as Perry Mason - a show which has the distinction of being one of television's longest-running series, and which won for him an award in 1960 as the most popular male television personality. He combines this extraordinarily high level of visibility with an equal measure of versatility in more than ninety films, playing psychopathic killers with as much conviction as their opposite numbers in his roles as District Attorney. Here is surely an actor for all seasons of the moral life, a winner of two Emmy awards for best actor, and the role-model for several generations of aspiring courtroom space. We honour him as a dedicated performer who has the rare distinction of appropriating the fictional life of the lawmen he impersonates and becoming the reality of his roles. As the wheelchair-bound Detective Ironside, he has identified with those who have suffered similar injuries and has actively promoted spinal-cord research - proof that the integrity of his characters is happily matched by his personal generosity to our community. Born in New Westminster, he has maintained his connections with British Columbia through his charitable work for the Royal Columbian Hospital. I invite you, Mr. Chancellor, to bestow the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon this inspiring personality in the performing arts, and possibly the greatest practitioner of courtroom technique in forensic history - RAYMOND BURR.
Mr. Chancellor, today our university is honouring a truly distinguished Canadian, the Honourable Robert G. Rogers. Born in Montreal, and educated in Ontario, Robert Rogers interrupted his university studies for military service during World War II. He served in the United Kingdom and France, including the D-Day Invasion, and retired from the Army with the rank of Captain. With his engineering background he entered the business world, and from 1950 to 1960, he was Vice-President of several divisions of DOMTAR. His notable career accomplishments include twenty-two years directing the affairs of Crown Zellerbach, one of Canada's most important industries. For eighteen of those years he excelled in the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. When he retired in 1982, he accepted the position of Chairman for Canada Harbour Place in Vancouver. Throughout his business life, Mr. Rogers gave energetic leadership and support to many community enterprises in the arts, education, youth organizations and trading relations, not simply at the local level, but frequently in national organizations in an executive role. In 1983 he was appointed to the office of Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia. With singular dedication, dignity and enthusiasm, Robert Rogers put his own personal imprint on the Vice-Regal role that brought forth affection and respect from countless communities around our province. By the time of his retirement in 1988, this province and its people were more secure in their sense of unity and purpose. For this and a lifetime of service to his fellow countrymen, Mr. Chancellor, I ask you to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon ROBERT GORDON ROGERS.
Mr. Chancellor, we are proud to welcome home a British Columbian who has achieved international recognition for his contributions to academic affairs, to government service, and to the justice system in Canada. Frank Iacobucci was born and educated in Vancouver. He graduated from The University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees. Cambridge University awarded him a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Diploma in International Law. Specializing in corporate law for three years in New York, he returned to Canada in 1967 for his appointment to the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. With consummate skill, he has served as Associate Dean, Vice President Internal Affairs, Dean of Law and Vice President and Provost. During his professional and public life, Frank Iacobucci naturally provided leadership in the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Association of Law Teachers, as President of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and as Chairman of the Ontario Law Deans. He was also President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians, a Director of the MultiCultural History Society of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Securities Commission. On numerous occasions, he was special advisor and consultant for federal and provincial departments and officials. He has contributed many authoritative texts and articles in corporate law, taxation and related fields. His tenure as Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada has been acclaimed for its effectiveness and imaginative leadership. The Federal Government appointed him Queen's Counsel in 1986 and in 1987 he was honoured by the award of the Law Society Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Elevated to the Bench one year later, he became Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada, an office whose obligations he discharges with distinction. Mr. Chancellor, we welcome back to his alma mater and present for the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, FRANK IACOBUCCI.
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Mr. Chancellor, Canada's First Nation peoples are showing a renewed spirit and pride in their cultural heritage as they strive to claim their rightful place in this society. We can all learn from their example. The spiritual fire that now burns brightly was fanned by Chief Simon Baker and others with his vision. Born on the Capilano Reserve, much of his life was spent keeping First Nations culture alive, not only among his own people, but in the hearts and minds of the general population. An ambassador of his culture and of the human spirit, he has served his people as councillor and chairman of the Squamish Indian Band - a position he held for 40 years. He has worked as a fisherman, longshoreman, public lecturer, actor and performer, both in Canada and abroad. He founded the Coqualeetza Fellowship Club - the first such club organized in B.C., now called the North West Indian Cultural Society. First Nations people across the continent have shown their appreciation and respect for Simon Baker by bestowing upon him such titles as honorary chief of the Sechelt Nation, and honorary member of the Oshewekan Nation Lacrosse Family of Ontario. He has an honorary lifetime membership in the Native Brotherhood of B.C. and in 1989 was named King of Elders in B.C. The University of British Columbia has benefitted from his invaluable advice and counsel on such programmes as the First Nations House of Learning and the Native Indian Teacher Education Program. Very supportive of his family, his constant generosity of time and spirit knows no bounds. This same energy emerges through his volunteer work for myriad church groups and charitable organizations. It is fitting, Mr. Chancellor, that this lifetime of dedication and commitment be acknowledged here today. I ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon CHIEF SIMON BAKER.
Mr. Chancellor, never has the world been in greater need of men and women who build cultural and social bridges between peoples, nurturing trust and understanding so that we may all grow together. Arthur Hara is just such a man. Born in Vancouver of Japanese parents, he is a member of the Japanese-Canadian community who has made many invaluable contributions to our understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity that comprises the nations of the Pacific Rim. After graduating from Britannia High School, he began studies at Kobe University in Japan, ultimately joining Mitsubishi Canada Ltd. in 1962. After holding several senior management positions, in 1983 he was named Chairman of the Board of Mitsubishi Canada Ltd. He set a precedent as the first Canadian given such a post, and said that Canadianizing the subsidiary company of Japan's largest trading company had long been a personal priority. He is just completing a three-year term as Chairman of the Asia Pacific Foundation, where he strengthened ties with the business community creating a better environment for Canadian business people to enhance their activities in the Asia-Pacific Region. A past Chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Arthur Hara has always been a proud and patriotic Canadian, and has served as a director on the Council on Canadian Unity. In 1985, he was awarded the Order of Canada. In his determination to foster cultural understanding, he has served in many capacities - as a member of the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia, the UBC Faculty of Commerce Dean's Advisory Committee and as a director of the Canadian Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council. We at The University of British Columbia are particularly grateful for the vital role he has played as a member of the Board of Governors. It is with great pleasure, Mr. Chancellor, that I present to you for the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, ARTHUR SHIGERU HARA.
Mr. Chancellor, I have the honour to present to you a native of Montreal whose tireless efforts to improve the quality of education span nearly 40 years. President Emeritus of the University of Alberta, Myer Horowitz is an outstanding Canadian educator whose dedication has won him national and international recognition. The honours bestowed upon him include the 1976 Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the Year Award, Life Membership in the Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers of Quebec and honorary degrees from McGill University and Concordia University. A Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts, in 1987 the Institute of Public Administration awarded him the Alberta Lieutenant-Governor's Gold Medal. The breadth of his commitment to the betterment of education is shown in his research in such areas as the administration of schools for the severely mentally retarded, international education and early childhood education. Many graduate students, conducting research in these important areas, have benefitted from the support and guidance of Dr. Horowitz. Representing his country in numerous international forums, he has served ably as president or chairman of such groups as the Canadian Bureau for International Education, the Canadian Committee on Early Childhood, the Universities Co-ordinating Council of Alberta and the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian College of Teachers. Having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Sir George Williams in Montreal, his Masters degree from the University of Alberta and his Doctorate from Stanford University, he went on to hold a number of senior administrative positions, including Assistant Dean at McGill's Faculty of Education, Dean of Education and Vice-President Academic at the University of Alberta. And now, Mr. Chancellor, I ask you to bestow upon him one more honour. Please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon MYER HOROWITZ.
Mr. Chancellor, we are proud to honour today an alumna who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of public service in this country. Pat Carney received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from this university. From 1980 to 1988, she served as Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre. In that position, she became the first woman to hold, consecutively, three senior cabinet portfolios - Energy, Mines and Resources; International Trade and President of the Treasury Board. She was a member of Cabinet's influential Planning and Priorities Committee, and the executive committee of cabinet. Born in Shanghai, China and educated on Canada's Pacific coast, Ms. Carney was clearly the ideal choice to take on responsibility for this country's Asia Pacific initiatives. Her dynamism and energy, legendary in Canadian public life, prompted Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to say, on handing her the trade portfolio, "She has the ball, now watch her run with it." Run with it she did, and in 1988, the New York Bar Association awarded her for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of International Law and Affairs. Always a powerful advocate for women's rights, she initiated a task force to examine opportunities for women in the public service. Public recognition and appreciation came quickly for Ms. Carney. Before entering politics she was an award-winning journalist, and Canada's first woman business writer. On four occasions, she received the MacMillan Bloedel Prize for outstanding business journalism. To demonstrate her gratitude to the Vancouver Arthritis Centre for their unwavering concern and care with her rehabilitation, Pat Carney agreed to be honoured by friends because the proceeds from a Tribute Dinner were channelled to that society. With successful careers in journalism, economic consulting and politics, she sits on the board of many Canadian-based business and cultural concerns and is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at this university. It is with a great deal of pride that I ask you, Mr. Chancellor, to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon PATRICIA CARNEY.
Mr. Chancellor, William Sauder is a native of Vancouver and a graduate of this university who has become one of British Columbia's most successful businessmen. The forest industry is the engine that drives this province's economy, and it is therefore fitting that one of the major players in that industry is a company that bears his name. Founded by his father in the 1920s, the present Sauder Industries Ltd. has developed over the years into a highly successful diversified forest products firm, with William Sauder as the President. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Forest Products Ltd., and has served on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Dominion Bank, the British Columbia Development Corporation and the executive committee of the Board of Directors of B.C. Hydro. Mr. Sauder and his wife have been deeply committed to their fellow citizens by their assistance to areas of medical science. Having graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he came back to The University of British Columbia as a member of our Board of Governors, and was ultimately appointed Chairman of the Board. In that position he guided the university through a very difficult period of financial restraint. Former Chancellor Robert Wyman describes him as "a stable and responsible influence throughout this period, and a man who was never reluctant to make difficult decisions. I suspect very few chairmen have had to deal with the problems he faced." His concern for and active participation in this university is sincerely appreciated. We are extremely grateful for his wise counsel during a difficult period and would honour him, Mr. Chancellor, by asking you to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon WILLIAM LAWRENCE SAUDER.
Mr. Chancellor, today we honour a scientist whose brilliant work in her field of study is matched by her equally brilliant contribution to our social conscience. Born in Munich, Germany, Ursula Franklin received her Ph.D. in Physics at the Technical University in Berlin in 1949 and emigrated to Canada shortly thereafter. For fifteen years, she was Research Fellow and Senior Research Scientist at the Ontario Research Foundation. At the University of Toronto, she held a Fellowship in Applied Physics and was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science. Having served as both associate and full professor, in 1984 she was appointed University Professor, the University of Toronto's highest position. From 1969, Dr. Franklin held a concurrent position as Research Associate in Historical Technology at the Royal Ontario Museum. She has been a member and on the executive of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. As a specialist in the field of physical metallurgy, she pioneered the technique of archeometry. Dr. Franklin's distinguished academic career has been combined with her deeply-held conviction that scientist and layman alike must fully explore the social consequences of science and technology. She was closely involved in research that detailed the presence of Strontium-90 in the teeth of children subjected to fallout from nuclear weapons. She has participated actively in such organizations as Science for Peace and Pollution Probe. She has provided technical background for many community groups on subjects such as pollution and radiation. As a member of the Science Council of Canada, she co-authored a ground-breaking report entitled Canada as a Conserver Society. She has received numerous honours and tributes including the Order of Canada, the Civic Medal of Merit from the City of Toronto and three honorary degrees. And now, Mr. Chancellor, I would ask you to add one more tribute by conferring the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon URSULA MARTIUS FRANKLIN.
Mr. Chancellor, named entrepreneur of the year in 1988, Tong Louie was described as the ultimate human being, an erudite broker of goodwill, with tremendous warmth and unwavering loyalty. His involvement with his community is boundless and his contribution to its welfare exemplary. A native of Vancouver and a graduate of this university, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1938. As a young boy, he had taken to heart the virtues of hard work through service in his father's growing grocery supply business - H.Y. Louie Co. built from a few hectares in 1899. Louie Sr. began life in Vancouver as a farmworker three years before. Under Tong Louie's guidance, that company has progressively expanded, first taking on IGA's 47 B.C. stores by 1965, then buying nine large supermarkets from Dominion Stores in 1968, and finally buying the London Drug chain of stores. He is director and vice-chairman of IGA Canada Ltd., Chairman and Director of MTC Electronic Technologies Co., Director of Western Forest Products Ltd. and retired director of the Royal Bank of Canada. An extraordinary man, he has served on the boards of directors for The United Way, St. Paul's Hospital, the Vancouver Symphony, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the B.C. Heart Foundation. Mr. Louie is the first Canadian to be awarded the Golden Heart Community Achievement Award from the Variety Club. It is a sign of his character that he finds the well-deserved accolades and glowing praise somewhat embarrassing. He has said he does these things because they are right and he is in the fortunate position where he can help out. Mr. Chancellor, I ask you to honour the dedication of this humble man by conferring the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon TONG LOUIE.
Mr. Chancellor, Jack Bell is an innovator. In 1946, having served five years as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he decided to try growing cranberries on a three-acre plot. No one had done this before. Today there are 35 producers in this province farming 3,000 acres, with an annual crop worth $25 million. He turned his attention to the production of peat moss, and developed an automated harvesting system that reduced harvesting time from 14 months to less than 24 hours. The result was a product now exported all over the world. A native of Montreal and a graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree, Mr. Bell has become one of the province's most successful businessmen, and along the way has devoted time and resources to helping people from all walks of life. Through his support and promotion of the concept of living wills, he has championed the rights of people to die with dignity. A senior member of the Vancouver Jewish community, he has served as Director of the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation. His philanthropic activities include the Jack Bell Foundation, the Bruce Curtis Fund, the Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Council for Christians and Jews. Described as a man whose heart is in the right place, and whose enthusiasm, financial assistance, community spirit and social consciousness are fine examples of his commitment to society and its institutions, Mr. Bell has at all times made himself available to his community, and has been an outstanding supporter of the rights of First Nations peoples in Canada. Mr. Chancellor, please honour this impressive record of community service by conferring the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon JACK BELL.
Mr. Chancellor, in 1986, John Polanyi and two colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their contributions to the development of a new field of research in chemistry - reaction dynamics; cited for the method of infrared chemiluminescence, in which the extremely weak infrared emission from a newly-formed molecule is measured and analyzed. Men and women of great achievement are without exception multi-talented individuals and this world-renowned scientist is the embodiment of that characteristic. His Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral degrees were all awarded by Manchester University in England. Now University Professor at the University of Toronto, Dr. Polanyi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Society of London and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is both an officer and a companion of the Order of Canada. His list of academic awards and accomplishments is immense, including the Steacie Prize for the Natural Sciences, the British Chemical Society Award, the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the Isaac Walton Killam Memorial Prize. There is much more to his contribution to science, but let me address the equally staggering body of work that is John Polanyi's commitment to his fellow man. Convinced of the need for scientists to be publicly involved, he has written more than 170 papers in scientific journals, has published articles on science policy and armament control and co-edited The Dangers of Nuclear War. He is a founding member of the Canadian Pugwash Committee, the Canadian Committee of Scientists and Scholars, and the Royal Society of Canada Committee on Scholarly Freedom. No less than twelve Canadian universities have bestowed honorary degrees upon this dedicated scientist. Mr. Chancellor, please add one more tribute by conferring the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon JOHN CHARLES POLANYI.
Mr. Chancellor, the selfless dedication of public-spirited individuals who offer their energy and expertise is essential to the betterment of society. Fraser Mustard is just such an individual. Many at this university have worked with him on a wide variety of projects in the fields of science and medicine. A native of Toronto, he received Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctor degrees from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge. For ten years, he was Dean of Health Sciences and Vice President of McMaster University. Currently President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, his vision built this multi-million dollar enterprise committed to supporting excellent research in Canada. The CIAR has had strong impact on our campus, with members in all of its programmes, many of whom are directors. Dr. Mustard is an active member of such influential organizations as the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board for Science and Technology, the Premier's Council of Ontario, the Advisory Committee on the Networks of Centres of Excellence for the Government of Canada, and the Premier's Council on Health Strategy for the Government of Ontario. He has taken a leading role in the management and organization of health sciences, as a natural outgrowth from his accomplishments in the field of medicine. His research in heart and vascular disease has won him numerous prestigious prizes and international acclaim. Mr. Chancellor, this impressive record of service has already been recognized by the awarding of honorary degrees from five Canadian universities, and by his installment in 1986 as an Officer in the Order of Canada. Please honour him again by conferring the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon JAMES FRASER MUSTARD.
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Mr. Chancellor, when Jack Webster was a wee lad in Glasgow in the 1920s, he attended a school called Battlefield Elementary School. That will come as no surprise to the hundreds of politicians and bureaucrats who have had the misfortune to publicly cross swords with this eloquent defender of the common man. One of three brothers who pursued careers as ink-stained wretches, this crusty Scot has become an institution in Canadian journalism. And that can be taken quite literally, as there is now a Jack Webster Foundation that gives out annual awards for excellence in journalism. Committed to the concept that public awareness and involvement are the keys to a socially and politically active society, he has pursued the facts with dogged determination. His exposés in such areas as legal aid, the conditions and care of retarded children, rent gouging, and many others have forced governments to act, and in some cases affected the wording of legislation. He has taken to heart, as few others have, the journalist's credo of comforting the afflicted, and afflicting the comfortable. Working first in the print medium with the Vancouver Sun as reporter and editor, he quickly recognized the growing influence of broadcasting. He became the leading exponent of radio hot-line programming on CJOR, and ultimately moved on to television and worked the same magic with BCTV. His awards include twice Broadcaster of the Year, the Beaver Award for excellence in reporting, CANPRO awards for best public affairs programming and for excellence in news reporting; and the Gordon Sinclair Award for outspoken opinions and integrity in broadcasting. He has been called the oatmeal savage, and the ruling lip. His television program started at 9:00 a.m. "precisely," and on one occasion he let then-Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau know he could show up "precisely" at 9:00, or not at all. The prime minister was on time, but has since described Jack Webster as a man who proves you can be successful without being fluent in either of Canada's two official languages. I ask you now, Mr. Chancellor, to bestow the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon JOHN EDGAR WEBSTER.
Mr. Chancellor, throughout history, the members of great families have worked together with a common purpose and a common goal. Caleb Chan and his brother Tom are together carrying forward a family tradition of philanthropy that started when their father, Dr. Chan Shun, established the Chan Shun Foundation in 1974 in Hong Kong. Caleb Chan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of San Francisco. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the International Land Group in San Francisco and of Burrard International Holdings in Vancouver, he has guided his companies to international recognition for their diverse real estate projects throughout North America. An active member of the communities in which his businesses operate, Caleb Chan is a member of the advisory board of the Asia Pacific Initiative in Vancouver and of the B.C. Housing Management Corporation, and a member of the Fine Arts Museums Foundation in San Francisco and the Land Planning Committee of the Loma Linda University Development Corporation. Since the late 1970s, Mr. Chan has devoted enormous amounts of time and energy to the philanthropic works of the Chan Shun Foundation. Originally set up to support educational, medical and missionary work of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Foundation under Caleb and Tom's guidance has broadened its scope significantly. Among the beneficiaries of their dedication are a new hospital and two senior citizen homes in Hong Kong, scholarships at universities such as Loma Linda University and the Hong Kong Adventist College Foundation, and of course this university's new centre for the performing arts. Mr. Chancellor, the contribution made to this community by Caleb Chan is immeasurable. I ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon CALEB CHAN.
Mr. Chancellor, good things come in twos. Having honoured Caleb Chan, we now honour his brother, Tom. For the good works of the Chan family, through the Chan Shun Foundation, are truly the result of the commitment made by two men in a dedicated philanthropic partnership. The Foundation established by their father has generously bestowed millions of dollars on charitable causes and educational institutions throughout the world, including The University of British Columbia. Born in Hong Kong, Tom Chan was educated in the United States, first at the Rio Lindo Academy in Healdsburg, California, and then at the University of California at Berkeley where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture. In 1974, he received his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of San Francisco. A respected businessman in Hong Kong, for 13 years he was President of Crocodile Garments Ltd., the company his father started in the late 1940s. He became and active participant in many aspects of Hong Kong society, serving as a member of the Tax Review Board, the Transport Tribunal and Assessor for Magistrate's Court. Having made Vancouver his home, Tom Chan has worked hard to make a contribution to this community. He is a Director of the Vancouver-based Burrard International Holdings Inc. and of the University of British Columbia Foundation, and is a member of the fund raising committee for Mount St. Joseph Hospital. A devoted family man, he has made a deep philosophical commitment to the importance of keeping a balance between business interests and family. Mr. Chancellor, we at this university are deeply grateful for the generosity of Tom Chan and his brother, Caleb, as they are helping to build a magnificent new performing arts centre that will benefit the entire community. Would you please confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon TOM YUET-KWONG CHAN.
Mr. Chancellor, no history of 20th century Canadian literature would be complete without a substantial study of Dorothy Livesay. She has been called the grandmother of modern poetry in this country. Her imagination and creativity have been an inspiration for seven decades, and her papers are among the most important in Canadian literature. Her first collection of poetry Green Pitcher, published when she was only 19, is considered the first fully modernist collection published in Canada. It was just the beginning. An alumnus of the University of Toronto, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages. She also has a Masters of Education degree from this university. A native of Winnipeg, Dorothy Livesay has been a poet, an author, a journalist, a teacher and a social worker. Influenced by a year at the Sorbonne and by her experience working with the poor, she became a committed social activist. Her work has earned her the Governor General's Award for Poetry on two occasions, the Queen's Canada Medal and named her an Officer of the Order of Canada. A startlingly innovative documentary poem, Call My People Home, recognized the plight of Japanese-Canadians interned in the 1940s and put her among the first in this country to recognize that tragic affair. She later became an eloquent feminist and pacifist. Still hard at work, she is campaigning for "a peaceful world, an egalitarian world where black, brown and white; male or female are equally respected." She has been a writer in residence at several universities and four Canadian universities have awarded her honorary degrees. We at The University of British Columbia are pleased to add one more award to this lifetime of literary achievement and dedication to social causes. Mr. Chancellor, please confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DOROTHY LIVESAY.
Mr. Chancellor, in 1977 one of the world's great tenors gave a concert at a small church in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - a far cry from his regular appearances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, the Festspielhaus in Beyreuth and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. But that was a homecoming of sorts, for the tenor was Jon Vickers and the church was where he first sang in the choir as a small boy. From those modest beginnings came a singing career that has been critically acclaimed all over the world. A scholarship in the late 1940s allowed him to study with George Lambert at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. From there, his Canadian career blossomed until he arrived on the international scene in 1957. Recognized as the leading Heldentenor of his generation, he has a discography of nearly 40 items, most of them full-length operas. Known for roles such as Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walkure, his favorite roles were in Britten's Peter Grimes and Handel's Samson. Described as without doubt the most important male singer ever to come out of Canada, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1969, and in 1976 he won the Molson Prize. Several U.S. and Canadian universities have given him honorary degrees. Mr. Chancellor, Jon Vickers' peers have described him as a unique artist to whom complete mastery of the work is essential. He learns not only the music, but the literature, the setting, the period, the composer - all of it. For this, he is in demand all over the world, and has recorded with Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg. I would ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon JONATHAN STEWART VICKERS.
Mr. Chancellor, we are delighted to honour today a dedicated professor emerita of The University of British Columbia. Margaret Prang has served this university tirelessly in many capacities since she first arrived here in 1959. A native of Stratford, Ontario, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1945, and went on to receive her Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Toronto. Her career in UBC's Department of History has included positions of assistant professor, associate professor and full professor, and she has served with energy and devotion as Department Head. She has also devoted her time chairing such groups as the co-ordinating committee for Arts I, the President's Committee on the Norman MacKenzie biography; and serving as secretary and treasurer of the UBC Faculty Association. Considered by her peers as an outstanding teacher, scholar and administrator, it is perhaps her success in raising our awareness of the rich history of the province of British Columbia that is her finest achievement. Founder and editor, along with Walter Young, of the scholarly journal B.C. Studies, Dr. Prang is acknowledged for the very considerable amount of attention now paid to this province, in courses, articles and books. Her advice and counsel in the 1970s as the B.C. Member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada continued that effort, and were widely respected. Admired for her leadership and pioneering spirit in the West Point Grey United Church, she has done much to further the advancement of women. Mr. Chancellor, I ask you now to please confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon MARGARET EVELYN PRANG.
Mr. Chancellor, of the thousands of talented and capable professors who have graced this university, few are given the Master Teacher Award. Sam Black, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education, is one of them. An outstanding artist, he is also one of the country's leading art educators. Born in Scotland, he graduated in 1936 from the Glasgow School of Art and served with distinction in the Royal Scots Fusiliers during the Second World War, attaining the rank of Major and winning the Oak Leaf and the Belgian medal civile for bravery. In 1952 he arrived at this university, embarking on a brilliant career as artist and educator. His works - in water colours, acrylics, oils, graphic prints, wood cuts and lithographs - are in permanent collections all over the world. They have even inspired a special work of music, composed for the Lethbridge Symphony Association. While the world recognizes and appreciates this man's art, his dedication to teaching has been equally inspirational. Sam Black once said that if you are truly engaged in teaching and genuinely involved in the exciting process of education, it is impossible to count the hours; human concerns are incompatible with stopwatch mentality. Clearly applying to Sam himself, his peers have always marveled at his boundless enthusiasm, openness to new challenges and creative energy. An honorary lifetime member of the Canadian Society for Education through Art, he is a founding member of the International Society of Education through Art. In 1967 he was awarded the Canadian Centennial Medal. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters, the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His belief in the powerful universal language of the visual arts has been imbued in countless students over the years, and they have all gained immeasurably from their contact with him. Mr. Chancellor, please confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon SAM BLACK.
Mr. Chancellor, through the ages, individuals have come forward at crucial junctures in time to inspire their fellow men and women and to be catalysts for the most remarkable achievements. Their names are in our history books. Phyllis Chelsea's name should be there too, as none has provided more inspiration to her people. Born on the Alkali Lake Reserve, she is a First Nations Canadian of the Shuswap Tribe. The ravages of alcoholism are well-known in all our communities, but nowhere was the problem more serious than at Alkali Lake. By the simple courageous decision to stay sober when all around her were not, Phyllis Chelsea changed a way of life. For three years, only she and her family kept faith despite harassment and ostracism. But within one decade, her encouragement and persistence had changed the Alkali Lake Band from having an alcoholism rate of nearly 100 per cent to a sobriety rate of 95 per cent. Along the way, her home became a haven for dozens of children seeking respite from dangerous home environments. She raised 16 foster children and sheltered fifty more. But there is much more. Through her stubborn refusal to accept institutional assistance, she fostered among her people long dormant feelings of pride and self-reliance. When our academic community refused to recognize the linguistic fluency her people held in the ancient Shuswap language, she changed our attitudes and UBC now grants credit for those skills. When Alkali Band children experienced difficulties in the Williams Lake school system, she worked to establish an elementary school on the Reserve. Presently working as social development counsellor at Alkali Lake; she has also served as a teacher of the Shuswap Language, a home-school counsellor, and courtworker. Her accomplishments are internationally renowned, and she still actively promotes the values of sobriety and freedom from alcohol abuse. Her gentle courage and devotion are an inspiration to us all. Mr. Chancellor, please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon PHYLLIS AMELIA CHELSEA.
Mr. Chancellor, Rosalie Abella has been at the forefront in Canada of the drive to advance the interests of human rights and in particular the rights of women and of the disabled. A graduate of the University of Toronto, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967 and her Law Degree in 1970, she is a judge of the Ontario Family Court and Chairperson of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. As a result of her work in 1983-84 on a one-person Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, her name is considered by many to be synonymous with the policy of employment equity. She has published four books and a multitude of articles and papers, dealing with subjects such as administrative law, labour law, family law, the Charter of Rights, public policy, human rights, equality, and industrial relations. During her distinguished career, Rosalie Abella has served as a director of several public policy agencies, including the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the Canadian section of the International Commission of jurists. Seven Canadian universities have acknowledged this superb record of public service by bestowing honorary degrees upon her. She has also been deeply involved in community works and has served as a director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Her views and insights on the various facets of equality and the law are in demand all over the country where she has travelled tirelessly from east to west delivering papers and speeches. For her outstanding contribution to life, both in Ontario and in the rest of Canada, Mr. Chancellor, I ask you to add one more tribute by conferring the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon ROSALIE SILBERMAN ABELLA.
Mr. Chancellor, the resurgence of pride and self-respect among Canada's First Nation peoples is truly remarkable after more than 100 years of European oppression and intolerance. It is due in no small way to people like Elizabeth Rose Charlie that there is still a spark left to re-kindle this spirit. A member of the Chehalis Band and the Sto:lo Nation, she has worked tirelessly for 25 years to right the many injustices her people have suffered under both federal and provincial jurisdictions. Her contributions to the struggle for social justice for all indigenous peoples are significant indeed. As a board member of Indian Rights for Women, a national organization, she was at the forefront of the drive to remove from the Indian Act discriminatory provisions that deprived First Nations women their rights and privileges simply because they had married non-status men. As a result, in 1985 thousands of women and their children regained their rights and privileges as First Nations people. Her efforts won her immediate recognition and an award from the Gitskan Wetsuwet'en Tribal Council. She has since received the National Year of the Child Award from the B.C. Government and a Certificate of Merit from the Government of Canada. Elizabeth Charlie is trained as an Elder and Leader in Salish traditional culture, is President of the Indian Homemakers Association of B.C. and is a community member of the National Parole Board. Her community involvement has covered countless boards, advisory groups and local committees, including the B.C. Human Rights Commission, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, the Native Women's Association of Canada, the Vancouver Police Commission, the National Indian Brotherhood, and the Vancouver Indian Friendship Centre. Despite an exhausting level of commitment to her people, she and her husband Peter have also found time to raise six children and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Chancellor, this exemplary record of service is a tribute to all First Nations peoples. Please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon ELIZABETH ROSE CHARLIE.
Mr. Chancellor, sorely needed today are men and women devoted to increasing tolerance, understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural diversity that comprises the people of the world. Asa Johal is just such an individual. Born in the Punjab in India, he came to Canada as a very young boy. His formal education ended when he went to work, at age 14, first for a sawmill and then for a trucking firm. Eventually becoming one of British Columbia's most successful entrepreneurs, today he is President of Terminal Sawmills and Terminal Planer Mills. Widely recognized as the most astute sawmill operator on the coast, his businesses have grown substantially over the years. Equally impressive is Asa Johal's commitment to the development of ethnic culture and education. President of the International Punjab Society of B.C., he has generously funded programs at this university in Asian Studies and Forestry, and has endowed a graduate teaching assistantship in Punjabi and Sikh Studies. His philanthropic endeavours also include institutions such as the Children's Hospital, Science World and projects including a translation of the Sikh's Holy Book into English, assistance to needy children in Calcutta and assistance to the blind in the Bombay area. His generosity has helped the Forestry Faculty retire the debt on its seedling nursery and establish two graduate fellowships. He currently serves as a director of the Council of Forest Industries of B.C. and director of Forest Industrial Relations and has just been named to the Board of Governors here at UBC. He has also been deeply involved in his own community, establishing a community centre and sports field in Richmond for the use of all. Mr. Chancellor, this man embodies much of what is good about this country. Would you now please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon ASA JOHAL.
Mr. Chancellor, one of the most important, and indeed one of the most lengthy cases involving a First Nations land claim is currently before the court. It will surprise no one who knows him that Chief Justice Allan McEachern is hearing that case. He has been described by a long-time associate as a man who worked terribly hard to become one of the best lawyers in the country; a man who never turned down a case in his life; and a man whose background gives him an innate understanding of people. In short, he is someone we can all truly admire and respect. Allan McEachern is a native of Vancouver who, we are proud to say, received both a Bachelor of Arts and Law Degree from The University of British Columbia. Indeed he has continued his association with the UBC Law School throughout his career and assisted it in many ways. After practicing law for 28 years with the Vancouver firm of Russell and DuMoulin, he was appointed to the Bench and became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1979. In 1988, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Appeal Court of British Columbia. As a jurist, his career has been notable for the way in which he reinforced the traditional integrity of the courts, based on their independence from the executive branch of the government. He has served as a Director of the Vancouver Bar Association, President of the Legal Aid Society, Bencher of the Law Society, and a member of the Council of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also had much more than a passing interest in sports, having served in the 1960s as President of the B.C. Lions, President of the Canadian Football League, and Commissioner in the Canadian Football League. Mr. Chancellor, I would ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon ALLAN McEACHERN.
Mr. Chancellor, the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine has had for many years a world class orthopaedic surgery training program. It is no exaggeration to say that Frank Patterson not only founded that program, but was the driving force behind its continued success. A native of Vancouver, he graduated from UBC's Faulty of Arts and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and his M.D. from McGill University. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a squadron leader, and in 1947 was appointed surgical resident at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Patterson went on to achieve international status as a surgeon, coming to UBC in 1951 as head of the Division of Orthopaedics; and rising to become Head of Surgery at the University and Chief of Surgery at the Vancouver General Hospital in 1976. His role in the evolution of the Faculty of Medicine here was paramount in establishing, promoting and maintaining the necessary co-operative efforts among the university, hospitals and the medical profession. His leadership was a hallmark for clinical studies during the first 30 years of the Faculty of Medicine's existence. The awards and honours bestowed on Dr. Patterson include the Queen's Canadian Jubilee Medal in 1977; Honorary Fellow, the British Orthopaedic Association; and the Osler Lecturer for the Vancouver Medical Association. He has held visiting professor positions at seven Canadian universities, as well as at the Alfred I. Dupont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware and the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has selflessly devoted his time and energy to countless committees and advisory boards locally, nationally and internationally, and has served actively on no fewer than 18 professional associations. In 1964, he was President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. Mr. Chancellor, I would ask you to honour this outstanding record of dedication to the field of medicine by conferring the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon FRANK PORTER PATTERSON.
Mr. Chancellor, Canadian women looking for a role model would be hard pressed to find a better candidate than Madame Justice Beverley McLachlin. Her appointment in March 1989 to the Supreme Court of Canada makes her one of three women now sitting on the bench of this nation's highest court of law. In her own words, "The presence of women means that women's concerns are sure to play a part in the court's deliberations, that the feelings and viewpoints of women will be canvassed. Symbolically, the courts stand as reflections of our society. It's important women be there." Her own career is testimony to the importance of women being there. Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, she received her B.A. and LL.B. at the University of Alberta. She was called to the bar in Alberta in 1969 and in British Columbia two years later. For four years a faculty member at this university, she published numerous academic and professional articles and is co-author of three books. Appointed to the County Court of Vancouver in 1981 and that same year elevated to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Madame Justice McLachlin is a leading force in legal thought in this country. She accepted appointment to the B.C. Court of Appeal in 1985 and in three years was named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. For her extensive accomplishments, Mr. Chancellor, I am proud to present for the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, BEVERLEY MARIAN McLACHLIN.
Mr. Chancellor, we are delighted to honour today a man who served with distinction for 15 years as President of our sister institution in British Columbia - the University of Victoria. Of course we are equally proud that Howard Petch is an alumnus of UBC, having earned his Ph.D. in Physics here in 1952. Under his capable leadership, the University of Victoria has grown significantly in size and reputation over the years, moving into many new areas of research and graduate studies. He co-ordinated the establishment of a new Faculty of Engineering. His dedication to excellence at UVic is merely in keeping with what has been a lifetime of dedication to science and science education. Described in 1967 as a young Canadian of whom great things were to be expected, indeed he has delivered on that predication. Dr. Petch served McMaster University in several positions including Head of the Department of Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering, Director of Research, Principal of Hamilton College and Vice-President, Research. For seven years he was Vice-President Academic at the University of Waterloo until he accepted the Presidency at UVic in 1975. Through appointments with the Royal Society of Canada and the Scientific Advisory Committee of Canada, he made a significant contribution to the development of science policy in this country. Therefore, I would ask you now, Mr. Chancellor, to confer the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon HOWARD EARLE PETCH.
Mr. Chancellor, those who know Helen Belkin and her late husband, Morris, will tell you that they practiced a dedicated partnership in all their works. Over a fifty-year period, they strove to develop and nurture ties between this university and the business community that have worked to the benefit of all involved. A graduate of this university, Helen Belkin earned her B.A. in English and History in 1940. She has been credited with enhancing the image of UBC, British Columbia and Canada for her work and presence in a quiet, sincere way at the University and in outside communities. Her involvement with the university includes seven years as secretary to President Norman MacKenzie and later to the Board of Governors, and membership in the Senate from 1983-87. Her generosity, through the Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation, has made possible the development of a new art gallery at UBC. Mrs. Belkin has been involved with numerous charitable activities, including the United Way and the Volunteer Bureau of Greater Vancouver. She has served as a member of TRIUMF's board of management and has donated time and resources to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Chancellor, for her genuine devotion and support to the community and to her Alma Mater, please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon HELEN BELKIN.
Mr. Chancellor, Maurice Young is one of British Columbia's most successful businessmen. His 40 years with Finning Tractor, which includes 20 years as Chief Executive Officer, saw that company grow into one of the most successful businesses in Canada. More importantly, his approach to the conditions of the workplace earned Finning a reputation as one of the best places in Canada to work. We are proud to say that Maurice Young is an alumnus of this university, having earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1948. His business involvements have included the Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation, where he served as Chairman and President, and directorships in such organizations as the Toronto Dominion Bank, Consolidated Freightways, Northern Telecom, Atomic Energy of Canada, and the Board of Trade. His business skills are unequaled, as is his generosity. He has given both time and resources to the United Way, the Narcotic Addiction Foundation of B.C., the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Children's Aid Society, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Aquarium. We at UBC are particularly grateful for the unwavering support he has given us. His altruism has enabled us to implement educational programs that otherwise would not have gone forward. I ask you now, Mr. Chancellor, to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon MAURICE YOUNG.
Mr. Chancellor, "unsung hero" is a term frequently used to describe an individual whose good works are integral to the success of a particular venture, but who usually stands in the wings while others take the bows. For The University of British Columbia, William White is just such a man. For 33 years, until his retirement in 1983, he provided financial advice and counsel for a succession of presidents, and during his tenure held positions of Bursar, Bursar and Treasurer, Deputy President and Bursar, and finally, Vice President and Bursar. UBC's Board of Governors, on the recommendation of President Norman MacKenzie, awarded William White an appointment "without term," which essentially grants to an administrative officer a tenure normally reserved for academic positions. It is no exaggeration to say that he was the singular steadying influence in the university's administration for many years. Born in Scotland in 1923, his accounting career was put on hold during World War II while he served as a glider pilot, attaining the rank of Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force. Described by his academic colleagues as a man of self-effacing modesty and irreproachable integrity, he was awarded the Queen's Medal in 1977, and has served on the governing bodies of organizations such as the Certified General Accountants Association of B.C., the B.C. Medical Research Institute, the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre and the Vancouver Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. Mr. Chancellor, people with this man's qualities are rare. Please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon WILLIAM WHITE.
Mr. Chancellor, perseverance and dedication to a task are noble attributes in any individual. For Tetsuo (Ted) Aoki they were forged in adversity. A Canadian of Japanese ancestry interned during the Second World War, he and his family were forced to overcome roadblocks we now look back on with acute embarrassment and regret. But overcome they were, and Ted Aoki went on to become one of North America's most influential educators. Born in Cumberland, B.C., he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree here at UBC, and went on to earn a Masters of Education degree from the University of Alberta and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Oregon. His pioneering work in the field of social studies education in the 1960s and 1970s in Alberta brought him international acclaim. He began to work closely with First Nations communities, enhancing their involvement in curriculum development and nurturing the idea that they should control their own curriculum. His work with our own Curriculum Centre in the Faculty of Education, and his subsequent involvement with the secondary education chair at the University of Alberta continued to advance his international reputation. Mr. Aoki has tangible evidence of his success through many awards, including the Whitworth Award for Research in Education and Distinguished Service Awards from the American Education Research Association and the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. The ultimate role model of a good teacher, hundreds of fellow educators have been influenced by his example. He is a symbol of the aspirations of minority groups in Canadian society. Mr. Chancellor, please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon TETSUO AOKI.
Mr. Chancellor, it has never been easy for anyone to rise through the ranks to become president of a multi-million dollar Canadian corporation. For a woman in a male-dominated environment, the task has been especially difficult. Lucille Johnstone not only succeeded; she did it in the rough-and-tumble world of British Columbia's tugboat industry. With accreditation as a Certified General Accountant, she turned a position as a tugboat dispatcher with Rivtow Straits Ltd. into a 45-year career, culminating with her appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer. Under her guidance, Rivtow has become a widely diversified company with annual revenues of $250 million, currently employing 1,500 people. An inspiration to women everywhere, Lucille Johnstone is a legend in British Columbia's business world. She has served on the boards of organizations such as the Westar Group, the B.C. Enterprise Corporation, Hiram Walker Resources Ltd., Grace Hospital and the Vancouver Board of Trade. Her community activities include chairing the capital fund campaigns for both Kwantlen College and the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Her dedication and commitment earned her the YWCA's Woman of Distinction Award. Mrs. Johnstone is Chairman of the newly-formed Integrated Ferry Constructors Ltd. of North Vancouver that will build the main hull module for a B.C. super-ferry. The late Charlotte Whitton, former Mayor of Ottawa, once said that a woman must do twice as well as a man to be thought half as good - but it's not hard for a woman to be twice as good as a man. With that in mind, Mr. Chancellor, I ask you to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon LUCILLE MURIEL JOHNSTONE.
Mr. Chancellor, it is a rare individual who devotes the same kind of energy and time to his business as to his community. Gordon MacFarlane is one of those rare individuals, and we at UBC are proud to call him our graduate. Through a 40-year career with the B.C. Telephone Company, he has been the guiding force that has taken that company from the acrimonious, strike-bound operation that it was to an industrial leader in both labour-management relations and technical achievement. Recognized under his leadership as one of the most technically advanced telecommunications providers in the world, the Financial Post now lists B.C. Tel among the best companies to work for in Canada. Born in Victoria, he received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from UBC in 1950. His career at B.C. Tel started immediately, and he rose through the ranks to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held for 13 years. The long list of public organizations benefitting from his involvement includes the United Way, the Cancer Control Agency of B.C., the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, the Vancouver Public Aquarium and UBC's Campaign Leadership Committee. Director on numerous boards, his exceptional leadership qualities have been recognized with such awards as the President's Award of Distinction from the United Way. Mr. Chancellor, I ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon GORDON FREDERICK MacFARLANE.
Mr. Chancellor, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander grew up in Germany surrounded by large trees and flowers. The environment was clearly inspirational, because over the last 40 years, since moving to Canada, she has received national and international recognition as an outstanding landscape architect. Her craft learned at Smith College, Massachusetts, earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1944; and in 1947 at Harvard she received the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. Working in collaboration with world-renowned architects like Erickson, Kahn, Safdie and Stonorov, she has participated in such internationally acclaimed projects as the Canadian Chancery in Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Canada, our own Museum of Anthropology, The Provincial Government Complex (Robson Square), and Canada Place in Vancouver. Many of these projects have won awards for the landscape architecture designs created by Ms. Oberlander, and stand as testimonials to the superb quality of her work. She is a recipient of the Order of Canada, The President's Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Smith College Medal, the highest award of her Alma Mater. As longtime member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, she has been elected a Fellow and served as the Society's President for two years. Her philosophy is to use the eye of an artist to solve the technical problems of bringing nature into an easy relationship with steel and concrete. Arthur Erickson proclaimed her unequalled for her knowledge and dedication to her profession. I ask you, Mr. Chancellor, to offer one more award to this gifted woman, and bestow the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon CORNELIA HAHN OBERLANDER.
Mr. Chancellor, First Nations people in Canada are showing renewed pride and self-respect after years of oppression at the hands of the early European settlers. To a large degree, that renewal comes from the efforts of people such as Elijah Edward Smith. Born in Hutshi Village, Yukon, he worked as trapper, hunter and fisherman and served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. But for 30 years after that, his work in unifying the First Nations peoples in the Yukon was inspirational. He has served as Chief of the Kwanlin Band, Founding President of the Yukon Native Brotherhood, Founding Chairman of the Council for Yukon Indians and Yukon representative to the National Indian Brotherhood. He spoke persuasively of the need for unity among First Nations peoples long before his vision was widely accepted. It was a result of his skill and diplomacy that the federal government agreed, in 1973, to negotiate a Yukon land claim - a decision that reversed federal policy and set the precedent for all following land claim negotiations. For his efforts, Elijah Smith has been given many awards, including the Order of Canada. He has been described as a plain-spoken man of wisdom and dedication - maintaining a modesty that made him approachable by anyone. We can all gain from the example this man has set. Mr. Chancellor, I ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon this great man of the Yukon, ELIJAH EDWARD SMITH.
Mr. Chancellor, Hong Kong has become one of the most vibrant and dynamic centres in Asia - indeed in the world. The success of its export-based economy is in no small way the result of the efforts of The Right Honourable Baroness Lydia Dunn. Recently appointed by the Queen as a life peer in Britain's House of Lords, Baroness Dunn has received wide international recognition for her work as Chair of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Under her direction, this council sets the economic policy that has been the key to Hong Kong's success. Currently the senior member of the Hong Kong Executive Council and former member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the Baroness has been instrumental in the administration of the Crown colony and in the formulation of government policies. Baroness Dunn serves on the boards of directors of several private sector groups, including John Swire and Sons, Swire Pacific Ltd., the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Cathay Pacific Airlines. Educated at the University of California, she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. An active member of the community, she is Patron of the Association of Chairmen of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and a member of the Chinese University Council and the Hong Kong-United States Economic Cooperation Committee. Mr. Chancellor, please confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon THE RIGHT HONOURABLE, THE BARONESS DUNN.
Mr. Chancellor, it is indeed rare and special people who devote a lifetime serving others and our nation is undeniably a better place to live because of their efforts. Patricia Mary Fulton is such a person - throughout her career making outstanding contributions to social welfare at the national and provincial levels. President and Founding Member of the First Senior Resources and Research Society of B.C., she has been an executive member of many societies, including the Audrey Selander Foundation of B.C., the Vanier Institute of the Family, the Canadian Council on Social Development and the Catholic Children's Aid Society of B.C. As a graduate of The University of British Columbia, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 and a Diploma in Social Work in 1939, we are especially proud of Pat Fulton's achievements. For a decade, she was a member of the UBC Senate. Mrs. Fulton has been particularly active since 1973 in helping senior citizens, serving with distinction and receiving in 1985 the Gerontologist of the Year Award from the Gerontology Association of B.C. Other awards include the United Way's Outstanding Service Award and the Distinguished Pioneer Award from the City of Vancouver. She symbolizes thousands of Canadians who serve others, deserving our significant recognition and thanks. Mr. Chancellor, in gratitude for her selfless dedication to others, I ask you to confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon PATRICIA MARY FULTON.
Mr. Chancellor, when faced with the enormous diplomatic talents of Stephen Lewis, the Government of Canada may have been hard-pressed to decide to which country he should be sent as an ambassador. The problem was solved neatly by making him ambassador to the United Nations - a post he held with international acclaim from 1984 to 1988. A fervent believer in Canada's duty to use the profound respect it has from other countries to further the cause of peace, he worked to maintain and expand the peacekeeping role for which Canada was ultimately awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1988. He has served as special adviser to the Secretary General on African Affairs. Always outspoken, usually controversial and always eloquent, Stephen Lewis has had careers as a newspaper columnist, a broadcaster, a politician, a lecturer and a labour arbitrator. From 1970 to 1977, he was leader of the New Democratic Party in Ontario and represented the Scarborough riding in the Ontario Legislature. Awarded the Gordon Sinclair ACTRA Award in 1982 and the B'Nai B'Rith Human Rights Award in 1983, he has been given honorary degrees by the University of New Brunswick, McMaster University and York University. Mr. Chancellor, please award one more honour to this distinguished Canadian by conferring the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon STEPHEN LEWIS.
Mr. Chancellor, Canada has always been proud of its sons and daughters who go on to achieve worldwide recognition for their work. A native of Montreal, Sidney Altman is one of the world's leading molecular biologists. A member of the faculty of Yale University for twenty years, he and colleague Dr. Thomas Cech of the University of Colorado were awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The prize was awarded for the discovery that RNA, always considered a passive carrier of genetic information, is in fact capable of engaging in active chemical reactions. This discovery shed light on the age-old "chicken and egg" question on the origins of life, and could provide medical scientists with the tools to fight diseases such as AIDS. The Nobel Prize is the most significant of a multitude of awards and honours bestowed upon this brilliant scientist, including the Rosenstiel Award for Basic Medical Research, the Distinguished Service Medal from Columbia University and honorary degrees from the University of Montreal, York University and Connecticut College. Currently the Sterling Professor of Biology at Yale, Dr. Altman received his Bachelor of Science Degree at MIT in 1960 and in 1967 a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Colorado. Mr. Chancellor, to honour this deserving scientist yet again, I ask you now to confer the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa upon SIDNEY ALTMAN.
Mr. Chancellor, recent events in Canada, and elsewhere in the world, have reminded us of the need for men as well as women to consider social interaction from a woman's point of view - from a feminist point of view. For too long, a male-dominated society has ignored this need. Professor Smith has made a distinguished career out of showing us the way. An imminent Canadian sociologist, she was instrumental in the development of Canadian Sociology and feminist scholarship, coordinating the establishment of two women's studies; the first here at UBC, where she taught from 1968 to 1977; the other at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Known internationally for her ground-breaking work in feminist epistemology and methodology, Dr. Smith's many research papers and other publications are a wealth of information on gender-related sociological issues. Born in England, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. One of the major publications, The Everyday World as Problematic: A Feminist Sociology (1987), was instrumental in the decision by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association to award her the 1990 John Porter Award. While her achievements are outstanding on their own account, her lasting legacy lies with the many women she has inspired to follow in her footsteps. Mr. Chancellor, I ask that you now confer the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon DOROTHY EDITH SMITH.
Mr. Chancellor, it is a rare person indeed who puts leading a Port Moody school choir in its annual Christmas Carol Concert on the same footing as singing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Judith Forst is equally happy in either role. A world-renowned coloratura mezzo-soprano, her performances in major operatic centres receive exuberant critical acclaim. She sang for seven years with the New York Metropolitan Opera, and has performed with the New York City Opera, the Munich State Opera, the Canadian Opera Company and the Seattle Opera Company. She has also sung with symphony orchestras in Canada, The United States and France. Her tributes include the Metropolitan Opera Auditions Award, Canadian Woman of the Year in 1978, Greater Miami Opera Association Performer of the Year and in 1986 she won UBC's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. Opera Director Irving Guttman calls her a fabulous actress and fabulous musician who has everything it takes, except a greed for success. For Judith Forst cherishes her family and her community. She pursues her very successful operatic career, not from New York or San Francisco, but from Port Moody. Music Critic Ian Docherty describes her a "authoritative, involved, highly musical and technically accomplished…but the reason I have such high regard for her is that she has developed not just as a musician, but as a human being." Mr. Chancellor, we are particularly delighted and proud that she is one of our own graduates. Would you please confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon JUDITH DORIS FORST.
Mr. Chancellor, the British Army in 1755 forcibly removed from Nova Scotia its Francophone population, the Acadians, scattering them as far away as Louisiana in the southern United States. Their culture, their language, their spirit all but disappeared from Canadian life. Antonine Maillet is an Acadian, and as one of Canada's best-known writers, she has led a resurgence of that lost spirit, that lost culture. From the 1950s to the present, her novels, plays and monologues have celebrated Acadian life and language and helped the world understand the tragedy of what was lost, and the profound importance of regaining it. Born in Buctouche, New Brunswick, she initially wove her literary career with teaching and studying, earning Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. With the publication of her first novel Pointe-aux-coques, her career path was clear. What has followed is a truly remarkable collection of works including La Sagouine, a play using Acadian oral culture and language; Pelagie-la-Charrette, an epic novel about displaced Acadians that won her the prestigious Prix Goncourt, marking the first time this award was given to an author who is not a native of France. In 1970, she received her doctoral degree from Laval University. The numerous awards and citations bestowed upon this talented writer include Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976 and Companion of the Order of Canada in 1982, the Governor General's Prize, the Prix Champlain and 22 honorary degrees from universities in Canada, France and the United States. The contribution to Canadian literature of Professor Maillet over the last thirty years is enormous, with many of her works translated into several languages. Mr. Chancellor, I now ask you to confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon ANTONINE MAILLET.