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Array SCIENCE   U.B.C.
UBC Aichives Serial
Vol. 2, No. 3
Wed., Oct. 12, 1988
Is the Bookstore Really Worth It?
by Russ Monger and Derek K.
This time of year everyone
snarls at the UBC Bookstore.
Memories of lineups stretching
to Main Mall and beyond still
linger in our subconscious,
and holes big enough to swallow buses still haunt our bank
accounts. But it is the second
largest and second busiest
bookstore in Canada (next to
the World's Biggest Bookstore
and the U of T Bookstore - both
in Toronto - respectively), and
it certainly looks nice, so do we
really have that much to
grumble about?
Judging from the 432's latest
study, yes we do. We checked
the prices on some fifty titles
used commonly in UBC courses (with an emphasis on
Science texts) and compared
them to prices on the same editions of the same texts at the
SFU Bookstore. Since different
universities use different texts,
particularly in Arts courses, we
could only find ten titles which
were sold at both universities,
but the results speak rather
eloquently: UBC text prices are
far higher.
Differences in price ranged
from 91  cents to more than
eleven dollars, or from 4% to as
much as 30%. In no case was
UBC less expensive than SFU,
and,    on   average,    for   our
discrepancy, Bookstore Book
Division Manager K. Mar-
teinsson denied its existence.
Presented   with   our   list   of
sample, UBC's books were 14%
more expensive than SFU's.
When asked for reasons for the
prices, culled directly from
price tags, she claimed that, for
example, a Chemistry 230 was
in fact one dollar less expensive
at SFU rather than $11.65.
Even with her modifications to
our list, UBC books turned out
to be marginally more expensive than their SFU counterparts - differences range from a
few cents to about four dollars
in her estimation. She explained the difference by stating that SFU has a $1.21
conversion rate on US dollars,
and that UBC's is $1.25. She
offered no explanation as to the
reason behind the differing
conversion rate. Perhaps there
is an additional customs duty
at the Vancouver-Burnaby border.
The difference might be explained by the differing
managements of the two organizations. SFU's Bookstore
is run as a co-op, with far lower
profit margins, whereas UBC's
is a more conventional business, run autonomously irom
the University and supervised
by the provincial government.
Additional bureaucratic
processes involved in maintaining an extra-University
business might lead to additional costs, and thus higher
prices. But do we really need
More to come.
Also in this Issue:
o Current research
o Lip Sync'88 - Nov. 10
o Dik Miller, Campus
o Science Crossword
Dik Miller, Campus Cowboy's First Adventure!
It was another typical day on
campus: rainy, windyfi^rid&tj
generally grey. The foghorn
was burping its incessant, annoying duotone, which seemed
to come from everywhere and
nowhere all at the same time,
and I was sitting attentively in
my office in the UBC Traffic and
Security HQ on Wesbrook Mall,
waiting for something to happen. I had spent the morning
wandering through B-lot ticketing the poor fools who had
been let in by the automatic
gates and then had discovered
that there were no empty parking spaces.
The phone rang.
"Dik Miller, campus cowboy," I
said. Then I picked up the
phone and said it again.
"We've got a problem," said the
voice at the other end.
"Oh," I replied.
"Could you come take a look at
"On my way." I slammed down
the     phone,     grabbed    my
trenchcoat arid hat, and
M&Msk owf fbe door. About a
minute later I came back in and
waited for the phone to ring.
When it did, I answered it.
"I thought you might like to
know that we're at Sedgewick
Library," the voice said.
"Thanks." I left again, getting
into my souped-up royal blue
Chevy Bel-Air and roaring off. I
drove along to Main Mall, hung
a right, and gunned the car in
the direction of the Engineering
cairn. I realized too late that the
recently-installed traffic control gate was closed. It didn't
remain so for long.
Oh well, I thought. Physical
plant needs something to do
anyway. I continued on,
squealing to a halt just in front
of the mirrored quasi-tube
poking up out of the tiles on top
of Sedgewick Library, swung
open the door of my car, and
made for the nearest entrance.
Inside, I found chaos. Chairs
were overturned, food was
strewn everywhere, and the
carpet was torn and stained.
Everything looked normal. An
agitated librarian approached
"Are you Dik Miller?" she asked
"At your service, ma'am." I
tipped my hat. "What seems to
be the problem?"
Her voice dropped to a whisper.
"There's an awful lot of noise
coming from the stacks in the
silent section downstairs."
"What's so unusual about
that?" I inquired.
'You don't understand. It never
stops, and as far as we can tell,
no one is making it. The students are convinced that the
stacks are possessed, and it's
really ruining our reputation."
What reputation? I wondered
to myself. "I'll take a look."
We descended, and I immediately heard what she was
talking about. An evil, ominous
cackling was emanating from
the bookstacks, somewhere in
the Geography section. I dug in
my pockets and found my Dik
Miller(tm) Direction Tracker/Fountain Pen ($15.95 in kit
form). It pointed me in the
direction of African nations,
and finally zeroed in on a book
entitled "Night Spots of Upper
Volta: How to Have an Okay
Time in Ouagadougou." The
cackling was incredibly loud
and annoying now.
I snatched the book from the
shelf and flipped it open. It was,
in fact, not a book at all, for it
was hollow and contained one
of those incredibly loud and
annoying laughing bags that
everyone used to buy from
Krak a Joke. I switched it off
and gave it to the librarian to
dispose of.
"Thankyou," she said, taking it
"No problem, ma'am. All in a
day's work."
Another case closed for Dik
Miller, campus cowboy.
Next Issue: Something else!
So what's new in the Faculty of Science?
Nominations are now open for appointment to a position on the
Presidential Advisory Committee to select anew Dean of Science.
Forms can be picked up at Scarfe 9 or the Dean of Science Office
as of October 12, 1988. Nominations close October 19, 1988, 4:00
In the last issue of the 432, we published a report on the replacement of former Dean Miller by current Acting Dean Dolphin. In
part, that item stated that "our hope in the SUS is that Associate
Dean McMillan of Physics, who has in the past been extremely
supportive of student activities, will be appointed." This was NOT
a statement of SUS policy, but was solely the Editor's personal
opinion. We hope that no awkwardness on the part of Drs. Miller,
Dolphin, or anyone else associated with the Dean's Office arose
from this statement, as none was intended.
Nominees for 1st year rep are:
Pauline Anthoine        James Burns
Hugh Leung Kande Williston
Nominees for 2nd year rep are:
Derek Candy
Sanjay Parikh
Robin Jones
Anette Rohr
3rd year reps (by acclamation) are:
Tim Black Trent Hammer
4th year reps (by acclamation) are:
Tara Law Nikunj Patel
Elections will be held October 27, 1988.
Keith Kozak
Winston Yeung
David New
Bonnie Snider
Science Sweatpants Are Here!
..Only $20 a pair at Scarfe room 9..
Wed., Oct. 12,1988 October 1988
Student Health Update
OCT 17-21,1988
Gusst lsctuns on alcohol and *n«
um will b« held 12:30-120 p«a
dalhr m tho convwiatioo pit, SUB.
Watch for ^oticM in nddoneo «f
alcohol and drug education
programs during thi* week.
Pltm to ttttrndl
VUtt tba main ooncaarM «C SUB
frra 10-3 im tests displays set
vp by. 1CBC, GoantMattack,
RCJktR, MADD, B.C:. Alcohol and
Draff Education Profram, Al-Anon,
Alcoholics Anonymom, Karcotica
Anonymooa, Adult Quldrm of
Akohollca, and Stodaot
CoansstHng, U.B.C.
Sobering Facts «lx>ut
Drinking & Drlvlnij In B.C.
• 7MtoftlMoMandinju»din
drinkinc driving aoekUnU ara fat
tbo i»pair«d diivtt's vthicls
• Avoragaagoofdriiikingdrivors*
paatw ngen-22 yaait; 2/3 are
• 61% «f drinking driven arc
coming from Heenoid eetabliah-
mentii, 36% from piivato real'
dencss; hosts orast ihare the
• Ifcotivktadfcr a fiirat offense of
drivfaag while impaired yen wIO
loao jrow driving privttege* far
afac months; you could alto go to
jail for op to six months and pay a
fine up to $2,000. ■
• t2,O0O people each year are
charged with impaired driving
-00% are convicted
• l/3otrUiepeopleinB.ajallaare
convicted drinking •■rivers; their
avenge stay la 50 days.
• AntuqMlnrfbkxdleveliaflO
mnUgmsaa par salEBllitsn, or
U it rtally worth the riskt
• Never ride with* drinking
• Make arrangements to ride with
a sober driver before you go out;
take a taxi, bus, or tide with a
sober friend.
• After making the decision not to
drink and drive, influence others.
• Drive defetisrvery, especially at
night and en weekends when
then is a higher percentage of
drinking drivers oo the roao-
• Report drinking drivers to the
police. Take the time to get the
licence number and description
of the drinking driver's vehicle.
10-lfi% of all impaired charges
are reported by concerned citizens.
(reprinted with permission from
Remember the body can only
process 1 beer, or 8 Vf os. of wine,
er t V, os. of hard liquor an hour.
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Spoakeasy volunteers answer
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Thlis peer-counselling service is
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itlisels better to talk to someone so
keep this service in mind.
Think Before You Drink
Da yea think that bser is fattening
but wine coolers ere light? Would k
surprise you to kiaitt that eparklmg,
dear nejuida cam eentrmuto to an
expending waistline? It may bo an
content ef some icyour favorite
* «B alcoholic beverages an nigh
In energy content, but contain
almost no vitamins and minerals;
. Hte beer is not as light as you
might think;
* wine coolers an substsntiaHy
Mglwm energy content than
* sweet mixers can significantly
ineraaeo energr content ef aleo*
hotte beverages, and
* wine contain, morecalories than
beer per unit volume.
Knowing tho energy oontottt of
alcohol can help yon mako appropri*
ata choices. If you an toying to low
weight rodndng yoor alcohol
consumption ancl avoiding tho
drink! high In onargy ia a good
place to start.
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dear (1 boat)
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levers, label pairs)
wine, loon. (780 ml)
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(M pop (200 ml)
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4th year DitUtics
Now Oat you're well into a new tent, buoy aehcchilea and heavy workload.
nake it important to maintain your health and energy. Boeka and articles
at Woodward ctTir netful advice en nutrition, fitness, atraaa management
and care efneremal problems. Some new title* memos:
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win help you find the information you need te keep you
m top shape lor your studies.
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U.BX. can bo an eidtmg, end
chellenguif experience.
International etudente provide ua
with a unique perspectivo on our
irleac, events, and eeperiencee;
itema we usually take lor granted.
In addition, their espeeure te a wide
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ploretion and greater understand-  -
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However, unfamiliar situations may
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and adapt their behavior. Such
situations include doing academic
-work in a foreign language, under-
standing a new educational system,
and basic soda! and mter>per*onal
interactions with others of a different culture. Hie process of adjustment ia challenging. Adjustment
can leave a person feeling anxious,
frustrated, and questioning their
competence and self-worth. Symptoms of such feelings may include
poor grades, irritability, fatigue, a
dedme m concentration, a lack ef
spontaneity, and an increased sense
of isolation and loneliness.
If you, or someone you know, is
experiencing the distress of adjustment, a number of serviess are
offered at U.B.C. through the
Student Counselling * Resources
Centre, and International House.
These services include The Peer
Program, a Brown-Bag-Lunch support group. Workshops on Academic
Survival Skfils, and individual
fermselUrf You, or your International student fHeiid; an encouraged to get involved in any of these
activities. The University desires to
assist austudonUmoohioving
healthy cultural transitions and
aucceesful academic futures,
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University of British Columbia, located
in room 9 of the Scarfe Education
Building, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver,
B.C., Canada V6T 1W5. Phone (604)
228-4235. (c) 1988 SUS Publications.
Volume 2, Number 3, published Wed.,
Oct. 12, 1988
Editor Derek K. Miller
Contributors: Russ Monger, Allan
Sharp, Julie Memory, Stella Wong,
Claudio de los Rios, Lorraine Lewis,
Derek K. Miller, Ari Gillgson
Artists: Ken Otter, Peter MacDougall
Photographers:    Cris    Dunbar,    Eric
Walker, Derek K. Miller
Developer: Dean Allchin
Layout: Derek K. Miller, Ari Gillgson
Distribution: Danny Lai
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Recognizing your Immune System
by Lorraine Lewis
Last month Dr. H.S. Teh, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology here at
UBC, was published in the
prestigious weekly science
journal NATURE for his work
on T cell development in the
human immune system.
T cells are part of the immune
system, and aid in mounting
defence response against invading foreign antigens. An important question in
immunology has been how the
immune system recognizes its
own cells (or self cells) from
foreign cells. It is now known
that all cells have receptors on
their surfaces that serve as
identity markers - the MHC
(Major Histocompatibility
Complex) molecules that are
divided into two classes - class
I and class II MHC. For T cell
defensive mechanisms to work
T cells must see foreign antigen
in association with class I or II
MHC when antigen is
presented by other immune
system cells. (B cells or macrophages: call them APC, antigen
presenting cells.) T cells also
have identity
markers on their surfaces - CD4 and CD8
proteins. It is known
that T cells that have
CD4 but not CD8
(CD4+8-) are class II
restricted and CD4-
8+ cells are class I
restricted but not
why this restriction
Dr. Teh's work illuminates the selection process of CD4
and CD8 accessory molecules
on immature T cell thymocytes.
The markers serve three important functions: they bind to
class I and II MHC molecules,
increase the binding affinity of
T cell receptor (TCR) to its
ligand, and transduce signals
through the crosslinking
process of precursor T cells
with class I MHC presenting
Dr. Teh's questioned whether
TCR was involved with the
CD4/CD8 selection process
and postulated that TCR in association with thymic MHC antigens    will    determine    the
A diagram of T-cell/APC cell immune system interaction.
immature T cells' development
into either CD4+8- or CD4-8+
forms from precursor CD4+8+
thymocytes by "rescuing them
from programmed cell death."
Dr. Teh and his colleagues
tested their idea using mice
isolated from a class I
restricted T cell clone. The
class restriction in the first
mouse will pass on the same
restriction to its offspring via
the TCR.
Without detailing the complex
experimental work (read Dr.
Teh's paper in Nature, 335, pp.
229-233, 1988), they found the
first conclusive evidence that
the specificity of TCR and MHC
antigens determines the composition of the thymocytes as
CD4 or CD8. Dr. Teh will have
more papers published in the
near future that further
describe this model system.
Knowing the origin of T cell
development is important since
it may provide information that
will help solve the problems of
AIDS, a disease caused by a
virus which attacks T ceH helper lymphocytes (CD4), and
other immunological disorders.
And now for something completely different. (Clues.)
CROSSWORD       by
Russ Monger
3 catalyst of a
biochemical function '
6 scale for measuring acidity or
7 water can exist as
a solid,
13 an electrically
charged particle
14 a straight line
that meets a curve
but does not intersect it
15 the mouth of a
18 substance with a
pH less than 7
19 ninth   planet
from the sun
20 one who studies
the stars
22 hydroxyl radical
23 unit       of
electromotive force
24 symbol for lead
25 upper layer of
the atmosphere
29    author of "On
The       Origin
31 a fracture in the
Earth's crust
32 a code named
after its inventor
33 geneticists like
to experiment with
these animals
34 the study of the
physical features of
the Earth
Micro-Bzzr Garden
Friday, October 14, SUB room 212
4:00pm to8:30pm
Cheap bzzr (1.50), psyder (1.75),
and pop (.50). Munchies too.
Meet microbiologists & have fun!
35 the product of
mass and acceleration
38 a fragment of
rock from outer
39 unit of electric
current40 negatively charged part
of an atom
41 slope is defined
as rise over .
42 David Suzuki is
a famous one of
54 the site of 12 type of geog-
chromosomes in rapher who studies
the cell towns or villages
56 the screen part
of your home computer
16 ratio of opposite side to
58   a many sided   17     the study of
geometric shape       animal.behavior
38 the symbol for
43 a type of chemical bond
44 the range of
visible light
spectrum, from red
to .
60 the    fluid   20     the  smallest  45 science dealing
material under the   part of an element    with     lines     and
Earth's crust
21   an eight sided
62   the process of figure
cell division
26 substance with
DOWN a PH greater than 7
45  one method of   i    the green pig-
displaying data ment     found     in
48 a home computer may use  a   2 used to modify a
floppy • file or program
49 opposite   of  4 an inert gas
5   unit of length 8
50 ten to the nega-   an animal without
tive nine a backbone
51 the side of a tri-   9  a bone found in
angle   that  is   op-   the forearm
posite    the    right
52, Greek prefix
meaning 'by one's
10 a unit of work
or energy
11 an ox-like antelope
27 a   nocturnal
28 a large central
processing unit
30        palaeolithic
European man
34 the fundamental unit of heredity
36 a unit of mass
37 study of the
movement of the
Earth's plates
angles of solids46
the first letter of the
Greek alphabet
47 not transmitting light
53 last letter of the
Greek alphabet
55 water can exist
as a _^, liquid or
59 unfertilized egg
61 the symbol for
The 432
Wed., Oct. 12,1988 7 - FEATURES
We welcome your letters on
any subject, relevant or
irrelevant, scientific or
non-scientific. Please submit
them to the submissions
pocket in the Science office,
Scarfe room 9, with your
name, major, and year.
Dear 432,
Could you please help me, I
don't know what to do, but
you Science types should.
The problem: I seem to have
a small black hole in my
bathroom between the
shower stall and the sink. It's
already consumed my
towels, shower curtain, all
the toilet paper, and the $60
textbook I threw at it. Furthermore it's causing strong
winds in my apartment by
sucking air. Please help me;
the neighbours are beginning
to get curious when I ask if I
can use their washrooms.
Stan Bllomsfield
Unemployment 2
Dear Stan,
As black holes of a size small
enough to Jit in your bathroom
are highly unstable and
explode after a few seconds
(have you heard a loud noise
recently?) what you probably
Uncle Rusty
have is probably just a
miniature neutron star, which
has considerably less mass.
What to do about it is harder
to say. Certainly don't throw
things at it - that will only
increase its mass and make it
more difficult The simplest
solution might be to move and
sub-let your apartment to the
Physics department which
would no doubt love to study
one of these rare objects at
close range. - Ed.
Dear Editor,
Why are none of your Letters
to the Editor serious?
Dag Troop
Whining 3
Dear Dag,
Well, so much for that theory.
Your letter is serious. Then
again, your name isn't, so I
might as well answer your
question. The reason that
none of them are serious is
that no one ever writes
serious ones. Anyone out
there who wants to (or wants
to write ANY kind of letter to
the editor) can just drop one
by the office and we'll print it.
Probably. - Ed.
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Please excuse my messy
handwriting as I am writing
this while holding the pen In
my teeth. I am in a body cast
in a hospital bed due to an
accident that happened to
me at work the other day. Let
me explain:
I am a bricklayer. Last
Friday, my partner and I had
just finished building a chimney for a two storey house
and were cleaning up to go
home for the weekend. All of
our tools and a large quantity
of unused bricks were scattered on the roof. Rather than
make several trips carrying
the bricks and tools down the
ladder, we decided to rig a
bucket and pulley system.
Once the system was operational, I was to stand on the
ground and hold the rope
while my partner loaded the
bricks into the bucket. When
the bucket was full, I was to
lower the bucket to the
ground, unload the bricks
and pull the bucket back to
the top for him to reload. Unfortunately that's not what
We rigged the bucket and
pulley and, as planned, I
stood on the ground and held
the rope while my partner
began to load the bucket. As
he loaded the bricks, the
bucket soon outweighed me
and it began to pull me off the
ground. While I was being
pulled up toward the roof, at
the other end of the rope the
bucket was dropping down
toward the ground. As the
bucket and I passed, it
struck me and shattered my
elbow. I continued to rise and
soon reached the end of the
rope and jammed my thumb
and two fingers into the pulley wheel. Boy, did that hurt.
I think I screamed. At the
same time, the bucket hit the
ground and smashed open
and all the bricks fell out onto
the ground. Now that the
bucket was empty, I outweighed it and I began to fall
back to the ground, pulling
the bucket back up as I fell.
As I passed the bucket on my
way down, it whacked me
hard on my right knee. I continued to fall and hit the
ground hard and broke my
hip. I immediately let go of
the rope and grabbed my hip
in pain. I never should have
let go of the rope, because
when I did, the bucket fell
back to the ground and
landed on top of me, crushing my shoulder.
hospital bills are piling up
and the Workers Compensation Board refuses to cover
my expenses because I was
not wearing a hard hat. I
phoned my boss to ask him if
he has any insurance and he
said he didn't. Not only that,
but he says I owe him for the
bucket we broke. I am in a
real fix and I don't know what
to do. Do you have any suggestions?
I have only one suggestion.
Next time, you should load the
bricks and have your partner
stand on the ground and hold
the rope.
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Wed., Oct. 12,1988 8 - SPORTS & SUCH
Day of the Longboat
You must Register by October the 14th
' Note: First 35.Teams get T-shirts
Yes, there are competitive teams too.
Absolutely no knowledge of boating necessary - Free clinics provided.
Register at The SUS Office-Scarfed? (tel: 228-4235)
at your local Science Club or at the Intramurals
Congrats to all our Science
Arts '20 Teams
Top Men's #339 (Free Radicals)
Top Women's #114 (Science
Top Men's Dept. #375
(Geology C-Words)
Top Women's Dept. #133
(Pre-Med 1)
Just Desserts
by Derek K. Miller
One of the lesser-known events of
Homecoming Week is Just Desserts. It
is a ceremony sponsored by the AMS
and the Alumni Association and this
year was held at Cecil Green Park on
Tuesday, October 4. Its purpose is to
allow student societies to honour
some person who has provided indispensable service to them. Honourees
can be students, staff, or even faculty-
This year, Science's candidate was
Andrew Colbeck, former Senator and
jack-of-all-trades. In the last year, he
not only did an excellent job as
Senator, but also prepared the Black
& Blue review, acted as AMS Elections
Commissioner, chaired the Science
Honourarium Committee, was an active member of the Academics Committee, and served as a valuable
source of information on topics ranging from AMS social functions to
Roberts' Rules of Order.
The presentation ceremony was far
from the stufiy, formal occasion one
might expect. Emcee Dr. Norm Watt
perked up his presentation with a
slide show that was unusual, to say
the least. Afterwards, those present
were treated to the event's namesake:
gratuitous quantities of hypercaloric
desserts prepared by the Women's
Faculty Club, all of which were delicious.
Hey You!
Get With It!
So you want to
A guide to registering for intramural sports for Science.
by Claudio de los Rios, 2nd
vice president
Find out what to do. There
are many times that students
will come up to me saying
that they would have wanted
to participate in a certain
event but they didn't know
about it. The solution is
simple, stay informed by
reading the various publications on campus, namely the
432 and the Inside UBC
Handbook. This paper will
continually print informative
articles on the various upcoming intramural events.
Your Inside UBC Handbook
contains a section printed on
yellow paper, this is the intramurals section containing
all of the events for the year
as well as their registration
deadlines and fees— yes,
that's right, FEES. But not
to worry, read on.
Do it! You now, after picking
your activity, must register
for it. This involves 2 equally important steps; signing
up, and paying for it. Signing up can be done at 2
places, the Intramurals office
in SUB or at the Science Undergraduate office in Scarfe
room #9. If you register in
SUB, you must, in the case of
a team event, have all of the
members of your team signed
in on a registration form that
y<ou pick up from that same
office. Upon handing in this
completed form at the desk,
title smiling people there will
asskyou to pay for your event.
allternative is to go to Scarfe
9 and sign on one of the
forms on the wall which contains the names of what will
b»e your future team mem-
bters. After signing this form
( which includes your phone
number so that you can be
contacted ), the smiling
science people in the office
will ask you to pay your fees,
oh and KEEP YOUR
RECEIPT!!! Fees again?
Don't fret just yet ( pretty
good assonance and alliteration for a science student! ),
read on.
Do it on time! Every event
that intramurals puts on has
to possess some form of organization, be it the draw-up
for a tournament, the reserving of playing fields for a
league or even ordering
enough burgers for a barbe-
que. The point is that to do
this organization, they require time and consequently
put a deadline on registration. If you don't meet this
deadline, you don't play, or
rather you don't get to
register (in the case of team
sports we can make a roster
change in most cases and
you may be able to join an already existing team).
Breathe easy, you're
registered. Now about your
fees. When you participate
in an intramurals event, you
earn points for the faculty of
Science in so far as intramural competition, and
you then qualify for receiving
a rebate ( cash in almost
every case.) on your initial
registration fee. This rebate
varies from event to event,
from category of competition
to category of competition,
but is in any case, at least
33%. To claim this rebate,
you must have your receipt
so as to prove your participation. The actual procedures
of who will handle the rebating and how will be settled by
next issue and documented
in my next article - " So you
want money BACK??? "
Wed., Oct. 12,1988


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