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Array AMS BoGged on tuition hike
Tee increase likely'
By BILL TIELEMAN
UBC's board of governors gave a
lukewarm response Tuesday to a
request by the Alma Mater Society
that tuition fees not be raised for
next year.
And although board members
said no decision has been made on a
possible tuition hike, there were
hints that students could be in for
an increase in the 1979/80 academic
year.
AMS external affairs officer Kate
Andrew said Wednesday she was
disappointed with the board's
response to a brief prepared for
them by the AMS on tuition fees.
"I think that in the minds of
most of the board of governors
members it's a foregone conclusion. They feel a tuition increase
is necessary," she said.
"I don't think the board was
overly responsive to the dilemma
that students are facing. It's not
just the facts and figures. We're
saying there is a need in society to
have an educated population and
that the education should be as
good as possible.
"To achieve that in the present
economic situation it's essential to
have the cost of an education as inexpensive as possible."
Board chairman Ian Greenwood
said that while no decision on a
tuition fee increase has yet been
made, the board will attempt to
make one while students are still on
campus, presumably so they could
voice their opinions on a fee hike.
But Greenwood said a late introduction of the provincial government's budget could mean a
decision will be taken by the board
after the school year ends in April.
Greenwood said he personally is
opposed to a large tuition increase
like the 25 per cent hike implemented in the 1977/78 academic
year.
— peter menyasz photo
IN TIMES OF restraint fabled stairway to heaven is replaced with ladder to
roof. Although economic depression has hit everywhere, including UBC's
aquatic centre, replacing broken lightbulbs is still included in cost multi-
million dollar swimming hole.
"I think many of us want to
avoid the events of the past when
tuition did not increase for several
years and then students were hit by
a 25 per cent increase, which was
unfair," he said.
But Andrew said the statement
indicates Greenwood's willingness
to implement a smaller tuition
increase and termed it a "cop out."
She said a number of smaller
tuition increases will have the same
long-term effect as a single large fee
hike — decreasing student accessibility to a post-secondary
education.
Andrew told the board Tuesday
that increasing tuition fees will
lessen the chances of students from
lower income brackets going on to
UBC and that the university has an
obligation to further the cause of
social equality.
"As an institution of higher
learning, we cannot afford to be
shortsighted in a period of
economic austerity. The university
must reaffirm its commitment —
now more than ever — to education
as an essential element of Canadian
society," the AMS brief states.
"The future of our economy and
our culture depends on the
maintenance of high educational
standards.
"The AMS believes there should
be equal opportunity for all in
See page 2: AMS
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C'tee ok's Yankee
By TOM HAWTHORN
The English department's
executive committee decided
Tuesday to support the appointments committee and will hire a
non-Canadian to fill a senior
Shakespearean post.
The executive committee agreed
with a letter presented by the appointments committee outlining its
attempts at finding suitable applicants.
The letter, written by department
head and committee member
Robert Jordan, states that the appointments committee followed all
university and departmental requirements in finding the final three
American applicants.
Associate professor Ronald
Hatch last week began a departmental protest against the imminent
hiring of an American for the
position, and Jordan's letter was
addressed to Hatch. It informed
him that the appointments committee regarded his action "as a
personal one which we respect but
cannot accept."
The members of the appointments committee, who are Jordan,
Fred Bowers, Tony Dawson, Ian
Ross and Don Stephens, also all sit
on the executive committee.
"We believe that neither our
committee nor the department has
the authority to displace quality by
nationality as the primary criterion
for appointment," Jordan states in
his letter.
Jordan said Wednesday the department was not primarily concerned with the hiring of Canadian
graduate students.
"The English department is 65
per cent Canadian, which is double
the percentage it was 10 years ago.
It is not as critical as it was 10 years
ago," he said.
Hatch said that while the appointments committee might have
followed all of UBC's hiring
requirements, those standards are
now out of date.
"We must reassess our hiring
procedures," he said Wednesday.
"They were made when Canada
was still a colony, when we weren't
producing Ph.D.s."
Canada has undergone a cultural,
change and it is now more important that its graduate schools are
strengthened by hiring more
Canadians, he said.
Hatch said federal manpower
and immigration officials have been
contacted to check if the appointments committee met all requirements under law to find suitable
Canadian applicants.
Jordan states in his letter that advertisements were placed in
University Affairs, a national
journal published in Ottawa, and
the American Modern Languages
Association's Job Information
Lists.
Canadians who are offered appointments in the department often
decline to accept them, making it
more difficult to hire Canadians, he
said.
Jordan also states in the letter
that Shakespearean and Renaissance specialists at UBC were
consulted for names of possible
candidates.
Hatch has said the majority of
the department members do not
feel a senior Shakespearean studies
professor is currently needed in the
department.
"I should also like to add that I
have been somewhat surprised by
the candidates brought to UBC for
our 'senior' post," Hatch states in a
letter sent to executive committee
members Monday.
"One candidate is not as well
qualified as our own junior Shakespearean. Another is seeking a
position because her own university
See page 3: HIRE
Rumors scaring
park supporters
Dean engineers hit on U of M
WINNIPEG (CUP) — UBC's new dean of
engineering launched a bitter attack on the University
of Manitoba administration last week, charging that it
has left the U of M engineering faculty "shaking on its
knees" because of underfunding.
Martin Weedapohl, who becomes UBC engineering
dean in July, said in a speech to government,
university and industry representatives he had "failed
in what I came here to do" in his five years as U of M
dean.
Weedapohl also lambasted the Progressive Conservative provincial government of premier Sterling
Lyon, saying it will fail in its bid to convince industry
to locate in Manitoba if it doesn't provide support to
the universities.
"You don't try to bring high technology into
Manitoba unless you have a high technologically
intellectual faculty," he said. "What we need is a
strong polytechnical institute. Instead we have a
faculty which is shaking on its knees."
Weedapohl said he had failed to convince the
university of the importance of the engineering
faculty.
The dean has been a consistent and vocal critic of
the administration's budgetary policy and has been
frustrated because the faculty may lose its accreditation rating due to underfunding. The faculty is already
on a three-year probation period to see if its budgeting
situation improves.
At U of M Weedapohl's requests for better funding
support were met with 'don't rock the boat' responses.
He rejects this attitude and has said: "a university
which fails to accept constructive criticism fails to be a
university."
Weedapohl said he accepted the position at UBC on
the condition that the administration would listen to
his criticisms. The lack of action by the U of M administration was a contributing factor in his decision,
he had said earlier.
The provincial education
ministry denied Wednesday rumors
that it will be unveiling plans later
this month for the development of
an industrial research park on the
UBC campus.
Jim Bennett, education minister
Pat McGeer's executive assistant,
termed the report "premature" and
said the ministry would make no
other comment about the park at
this time.
UBC administrative services vice-
president Chuck Connaghan said
Wesnesday the university is still in
the process of negotiating with the
B.C. Development Corporation for
the park's development.
"We've been talking for some
time to the BCDC but an agreement
has yet to be reached," he said.
"Discussions are proceeding, as
they have been for some time."
But the rumors of an industrial
park announcement by McGeer
have the UEL regional park committee, a group dedicated to
preservation of the UEL as park,
angry and worried.
When the research park proposal
first surfaced a few years ago,
BCDC requested that in addition to
campus land it be allocated 100 or
more acres of the UEL for future
expansion of the park. And last
summer the provincial government
took 100 acres of the UEL, adjacent to UBC, out of the park.
Parks committee member Bowie
Keefer said Wednesday the
provincial government does not
understand the concept of parkland
in the UEL.
And Keefer says UBC is the
wrong place for a research park,
because there are few industries
whose research objectives are
compatible with those of a
university.
"Most industrial research
doesn't belong on a campus," he
said. But Keefer added that the idea
of an industrial research facility is a
good one, so long as it does not infringe on the UEL.
Last September Keefer charged
that McGeer was trying to bulldoze
his industrial research park scheme
into existence through the BCDC.
He said then that the park has long
been a "pet project" of McGeer's,
involving the use of 16 acres of
UBC campus land.
He said since the outcry against
the removal of the UEL parkland
the government has somewhat
modified its stance on the park. Pag* 2
THE      U BYSSEY
AMS bugs BoG
Thursday, February 8,  1979
From page 1
Canadian society. We members of
the university community cannot
passively accept and therefore perpetuate the inequities that exist in
our society."
Andrew told the board that it
should take a strong stand in
dealing with the provincial government on the need for a healthy
education budget to make tuition
increases unnecessary.
"At a point where B.C. can
hardly afford to limit accessibility
to post-secondary education the
ministry of education is suggesting
that tuition fees be raised," she
said.
In an interview Wednesday Andrew chargea that UBC administration president Doug Kenny has not
been forceful enough in putting the
case for post-secondary education
forward to the provincial government.
"I think Kenny has been
negligent in his defence of the
university to the government at a
time when the university community needs an articulate
spokesman," she said. Andrew said
Kenny was making headway last
year when he launched a series of
speeches before community and
business groups calling for a
reasonable education budget but
has since let down on his efforts.
Andrew also told the board
Tuesday that in addition to tuition
costs, students have been faced with
increased expenses for housing,
food, transportation and school
supplies.
And she said student aid is not
the answer to overcoming obstacles
faced by students in attending post-
secondary institutes. Andrew said
promises made to improve student
aid the last time tuition was raised
in B.C. were never kept and that the
student aid system needs reform.
"Somehow the discussion (on
student aid improvements) always
ends a month after tuition fee
increases are implemented."
Ken Andrews, UBC staff representative on the board, agreed that
students have to cope with a large
number of higher costs in attending
university each year.
"Actually the cost of being a
student is greater than tuition fees
alone," he said.  "It seems what
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THE      UBYSSEY
Pag* 3
AMS 'gas' shortage forces vote
By GEOF WHEELWRIGHT
The Alma Mater Society is still
running on empty and Wednesday
night decided it will make another
attempt to "fill up" with a fee
referendum this spring.
The student representative assembly approved a motion Wednesday night calling for a $3 fee
referendum in March.
The motion asked "that SRA
approved holding a fee referendum
in March of 1979 and that SRA
commit itself to asking for a $3
increase in the AMS fees. Further
that SRA agree to note in the ballot
requesting the increase that $1.50 of
this increase will be applied to the
intramurals program."
The motion, sponsored by board
of governors member Bruce Armstrong and seconded by student
senator Brian Short, passed after
intramural representatives led a
heated debate advocating that their
own referendum be placed on a
separate ballot.
Student senator Chris Niwinski
said the motion was an attempt by
the intramurals people to dissociate
themselves from the AMS in the
referendum because they did not
feel it would pass as an AMS
referendum.
Men's intramural director Kelly
McCloskey said intramurals wanted
a guarantee  of financial  security
without having to justify a general
increase in AMS fees.
The motion passed does not give
intramurals their own ballot but
merely earmarks a certain portion
of the proposed increase in AMS
fees for them.
At the same meeting, the SRA
defeated a motion that would give
the varsity outdoors club financial
compensation for their time, labor
or rights to  the UBC  ski  cabin
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but Anne Sumpton, left, and Lynda Gruden can keep it under their hats.
They're preparing for new show, entitled "Headspace: an exhibition in
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celebration of hats and headgear", for fine arts agallery in basement of
main library. The show runs until March 3 and is assembly of period hats
with re-creation of millinery workshop.
'200-mile limit smells like fishy logic'
By MICHAEL HELFINGER
A 200-mile limit on territorial
waters for fishing and mineral resources is a step in the right
direction but should not be seen as
a solution to all marine resource
allocation problems, UBC zoologist
and graduate studies dean Peter
Larkin said Wednesday.
In his presentation entitled The
Two-Hundred Mile Limit: Did
Anybody Ever Ask the Fish?,
Larkin told about 100 people at
Robson Square theatre the choice
of 200 miles was purely arbitrary.
"There is no logic to it."
He said the territorial limit makes
no provision for natural features
such as continental shelf boundaries, depth contours or concentration of marine life.
Larkin said that for Canada, the
extended limit is a mixed blessing.
"On the West Coast, we'd get as
much protection out of a 20-mile
limit as out of a 200-mile limit."
He said the extended boundaries
do little to protect Canada's share
of Pacific salmon which spend
much of their life in mid-ocean
south of the Aleutian Islands. On
the east coast the boundary falls
short since much of the Grand
Banks is left open to foreign fleets,
he said.
"It can be conservatively
estimated that the fishing industry
on the East Coast can double its
output in the next 10 years."
Larkin said the current fishing
dispute between Canada and the
United States is an example of the
difficulties which can arise in
defining territorial boundaries
under   the   200-mile   limit.   Two
YEP wages war on student jobs
The provincial government's Youth Employment
Program is inadequate in giving students an opportunity to earn a decent summer wage, the 1978 campus program coordinator said Wednesday.
One major problem is that the labor ministry
wants to ensure the program's salaries are not competitive with those of off-campus jobs, UBC research
administrator Richard Spratley said.
"They don't want program salaries to be competitive with those off-campus," he said.
Spratley said the ministry feels its responsibility is
in creating jobs and is not concerned with the welfare
of students.
He also said he expected that the program would
eventually be eliminated by the province because the
government feels it costs too much.
"After a while people will run out of ideas. It
would be nice if there was more money, but I don't
know if we can go on using it this way."
Spratley said representatives from UBC, Simon
Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the
B.C. Students' Federation have been placing
pressure on the provincial government to improve the
program.
The representatives have met with the education
and labor ministries in an effort to enlarge the program, he added.
"The people that went to Victoria were faced with
arguing for a satisfactory minimum wage."
The ministry has announced wage increases for the
1979 program, but if the funding is maintained at the
same level as it was last year then the number of jobs
available would decrease. Such a move would
eliminate at least 30 student jobs at UBC.
The pay rates for students in first and second year
have been increased to $650 per month from $550
while for third, fourth and fifth year students will get
$775 per month compared to $750 last year.
The exact number of jobs available will not be
known until the government presents its annual
budget.
criteria can be used to solve the
problem he said: lines of equidistance between coasts, or undersea features such as submarine
canyons dividing the continental
shelf.
If lines of equidistance were used
to solve the dispute, he said,
Canadians would be denied access
to Roberts Bank south of Vancouver Island, but would control
the entire George's Bank off the
New England coast.
If the undersea features are the
territorial criteria the situation
would be reversed with Canada in a
more advantageous position than
the U.S. on the pacific coast and
more disadvantaged on the
Atlantic.
"Each side wants to have its cake
and eat it too, on opposite coasts."
Larkin said Japan and the Soviet
Union are the big losers in the
recent revisions in Maritime law.
"In the past 20 years both have
made a business out of fishing off
other people's waters."
Japan, where seafood constitutes
a large part of the people's diet, has
been particularly hit economically
by a restriction of supply and
soaring fish prices have resulted,
said Larkin.
He said the Japanese industry has
reacted by investing heavily in
fisheries abroad. This has included
large-scale investment in the British
Columbia fishing industry, a matter
which is rapidly becoming a
political issue, he said.
which   they   built   at   Whistler
mountain.
The cabin, currently operated by
the UBC ski club was built by the
varsity outdoors club in 1965, at a
cost of $30,000 in materials alone,
VOC member Ross Beaty said
Wednesday.
Beaty said because of Wednesday's decision the VOC will
probably take the AMS to court.
"We are definitely contemplating
formal legal action."
The VOC has approached the
AMS for compensation in the past
and in 1977 a case in UBC's student
court resulted.
At that time the student court
decided that the AMS should award
VOC $30,000 for the club's share in
the cabin
Beaty said since that time the
VOC has received no compensation
for the cabin, although they
negotiated "successfully" with the
AMS last year for an award of
$25,000, which they again never
received.
Support
strike
succeeds
TORONTO (CUP) — The two-
week strike by support staff at Ontario's 22 community colleges has
ended.
Workers voted 70.4 per cent in
favor of ending the eighth support
staff strike this year in a ratification
vote Monday.
The vote was 2,489 to 1,046 in
favor of ratification with an 82 per
cent turnout.
According to union public relations officer Peter Slee, the package
value of the settlement was about 8
per cent. The union had demanded
an 8.5 per cent increase, while the
Council of Regents, the governing
body of the colleges, had offered a
7.75 per cent increase.
The union accepted the new contract after the council conceded a
$6,000 increase in life insurance
coverage, two extra sick leave days
a year, and a 15 cents per hour increase for the lower categories of
support staff workers.
"It ain't bad," Slee said. "It's
better than the going rate of public
service sector settlements right
now."
Hire Canadians
department told
From page 1
wishes   to   hire   a   senior   Shakespearean. The third was incapable
of giving an appropriate lecture to
either students or staff."
The conunittee should have been
able to find a Canadian with at least
similar qualifications, Hatch said
Wednesday.
The department will hire an
American and will ignore those who
feel that the position should be
made available to a Canadian
graduate student, he said.
Hatch added that arts dean
Robert Will has informed department members that he does not
want to hear about the matter any
more.
"There is almost universal concurrence. The graduate students in
the department are angry. This is
not really a nationalist issue, it's a
graduate schools issue."
If universities fail to hire
Canadian graduate students then
those schools will not improve and
students will not be encouraged to
enter graduate studies. Hatch says. Page 4
B.A
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, February 8,  1979
We are not a colony any more yet members of the Canadian
academic hierarchy continue to follow practices which can only
leave us   subject   to American cultural colonialism.
The debate in the English department over the hiring of a non-
Canadian professor is escalating as senior department officials
refuse to budge from their plan to hire an American to fill a senior
Shakespearean post.
English undergraduate and
graduate students as well as
many professors are angry that
their department is following a
policy which underrates a Canadian degree and favors those
from our southern nieghbor.
English department head
Robert Jordan says the department has fulfilled all the requirements necessary for hiring
a new professor, but the furor
in the English department over
this issue indicates that action
above and beyond merely complying with the regulations
should be pursued in an effort
to find a suitable Canadian candidate and bring peace to his
department.
In fairness, Jordan says the
English department is 65 per
cent Canadian which is double
the percentage of 10 years ago.
Jordan is to be commended for
raising the number of Canadians in the department during
his period of office, but the
numbers also indicate we have
a long way to go.
This is an important issue and
so it was disappointing to hear
that arts dean Robert Will has
informed department members
to clam up on the issue. A
university is a place where ideas
should be debated and circulated freely. This is all the
more imperative when the issue
is as important as this one.
Dean Will's conduct is
unbecoming of a guardian of
the university's values.
Boggled
The letter to the editor from
board chairman Ian Greenwood
today indicates why board dealings should be open and above
board.
Greenwood aptly describes
how the board's secrecy led to
the leaking of information, incomplete information, which
confused a delicate negotiation.
It is unlikely the information
about the Devonian Institute's
offer would have appeared in
The Ubyssey if it was not confidential. But the incomplete information we received on the
issue and the secretive manner
in which the administration hid
the issue from The Ubyssey indicated a more important issue
than was actually there.
In cases such as the Asian
Centre issue, a word to The
Ubyssey indicating the need for
discretion accompanied with
the details of the project would
have sufficed to keep the matter
confidential.
It was the secretive and
paranoid actions of the board,
accompanied with our instinct
to find the reason for the
board's paranoia, which led to
the misinformation.
A more open and level headed attitude with the university's
press by the board will hopefully
lead it to avoid making a similar
mistake in the future. After all,
we are trying to work in the best
interests of the university too.
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THE UBYSSEY
FEBRUARY 8, 1979
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma
Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey
publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising,
228-3977. Editor: Mike Bocking
There was a full card at Ubyssey Square Gardens. The first bout was between a pair of super-gnatweights, Ruth Leckie and Tom Hawthorn. Hawthorn's
superiority in'reach was amply overcome by Leckie's incredible stamina, and the spunky city desk editor crumpled to the canvas in the third round. In their
debut matches, Judy Michaels and Alice Thompson displayed impressive form but little else. In the size 8 (don't they wish) not-quite-lightweight category.
Heather Conn and Julie Wheelwright put on a tremendous show, going the distance and staying after for cocktails. Almost heavyweights Mike Helfinger and
Warren Oddsson put the crowd to sleep by refusing to remove their glasses and hit each other. A short burst of submachine gun fire from referee Kevin McGee
soon put an end to that nonsense. "You expect me to get into the ring with that?" an incredulous Peter Menyasz said when confronted by a hulking Geof
Wheelwright for the super-tanker crown. It was no contest. The feature event, paring off veteran pros Mike Bocking and Bill Tieleman, was a draw. The referee
was no dummy.
Letters
Hush little Paul, don't say a word
On behalf of the board of
governors, I would like to clarify
the circumstances which led to the
board requesting a student member,
Paul Sandhu, to withdraw from its
December meeting during a discussion of a proposed gift from the
Devonian Foundation of Calgary.
The proposal from the Devonian
Foundation was not in any way
connected with the financial arrangements for completion of the
Asian Centre on the UBC campus,
as reported in The Ubyssey. The
University had previously been
authorized by the provincial
government to borrow the
$3,591,952 for the completion of
the interior of the building.
The proposal from the Devonian
Foundation involved the gift to
UBC of an art and natural history
collection valued in excess of $13.8
million.
When the matter was first
discussed at the November board
meeting, members were told that
success of the negotiations would
require complete confidentiality until they had been completed because
other organizations were also interested in the collection.
Our experts viewed the collection
and felt that part of it could be
displayed on a temporary basis in
the Asian Centre, when it was completed. The Devonian Foundation
was considering providing the sum
of $1.5 million to properly display
the collection.
However, coincident with the
publishing of an incorrect version
of the story in the Ubyssey on Nov.
28, quoting Mr. Sandhu, negotiations for aquisition of the collection
stalled.
We have since learned that the
entire collection has been given to
the Glenbow Museum of Alberta —
it will not be coming to British Columbia.
It would be unfair of me to suggest that Mr. Sandhu's breach of
confidentiality is the reason why
UBC did not get the Devonian collection. However, until the story
became public, negotiations had
been doing well and we had every
hope that we would get it.
While this is a great loss for the
university and the people of this
province, there is another aspect to
the issue which concerns me equally.
This breach of confidentiality —
a confidentiality which members
undertake when they come to the
board, has serious long-term implications for university fund raising.  It could affect our relations
with foundations and other donors
who approach UBC with offers of
financial assistance and other gifts.
It is a generally accepted principle
that discussions with donors are
carried on in confidence until such
time as the conditions under which
a gift is to be made are completed.
Donors who knew that their proposals would be discussed publicly
before completion of arrangements
would hesitate to approach the
university with offers of assistance.
Reports in the Ubyssey have also
given the false impression that Mr.
Sandhu was "thrown off" the
board when it met December 5.
This is incorrect. When the Devonian gift came up on the
Dec. 5 agenda for discussion, a
week after Mr. Sandhu had spoken
to the Ubyssey, a motion was passed asking him to leave the meeting
while the item was discussed again.
Mr. Sandhu was not asked to
leave for the remainder of the
Board meeting but only during
discussion of the Devonian gift.
When discussion of the subject was
complete and Mr. Sandhu was free
to return, it was found that he had
left the building where the Board
meeting was being held. Later that
evening, he attended, with other
members of the student represen
tative assembly, a dinner meeting of
the board in the Faculty Club.
Now that we are in a position to
reveal these details, having lost an
opportunity to get this invaluable
collection, I would like to appeal to
all students to use their good sense
when it comes to assessing the duties
and responsibilities of the board of
governors. There are times, and this
was certainly one of them, when
confidentiality must be part of
board deliberation.
I dispute claims made in the
Ubyssey that student members of
the board have an obligation to
report to students, matters discussed in the closed session of the
Board.
While student members are encouraged to make student concerns
known to the board, they are
elected to serve as trustees to benefit
the wider common interest, and to
make decisions that are in the best
interest of the entire university.
I cannot agree with the concept
that all board business should be
carried on in public. Much of it
concerns personal matters and progress reports on negotiations with
governments and donors which
must be discussed confidentially.
When decisions are reached on
matters that affect  the university
community and the public, every effort is made to provide full information. I want to assure the university community and students in particular, that the board is very aware
of its responsibility to report decisions that affect the lives of all
those who study, teach and work at
the university.
Ian Greenwood, chairman
board of governors
Horse's
The Canadian High Commission
in Hong Kong are prime candidates
for assholes of the year. Its requirement that visa students pay
their entire tuition fee in advance
and have a bank account of at least
$4,000 is racist and discriminatory
in the worst way.
Imagine, if you will, similar
demands being placed upon local
students. All hell would break
loose. And the statement by immigration officer Emmanuelle Gat-
tuso that the commission was
reasonable in specifying the amount
is monumentally ignorant.
Can the whole lot of them.
Kevin McGee
arts 4 Thursday, February 8,  1979
THE       UBYSSEY
Page 5
Letters
Frat rats deny cat-adysmic charges
Re Jeremy Thornburg's letter
headed "Cats have Rat's Tongues
(Ubyssey 30/1/79)" and
highlighted by you in gray ink. We
feel several points raised by Mr.
Thornburg require clarification and
rebuttal. As members of the Greek
system (the Cats) we are perhaps
more qualified than Mr. Thornburg
to make a full and clear statement
about UBC fraternities.
If Mr. Thornburg had bothered
to be objective and attempt to
balance his obviously biased point
of view, he would have discovered
that not all fraternities "have been
and always will be glorified
drinking clubs. . ." Even a casual
inquiry would have informed him
of Mardi Gras Week activities (pro
ceeds to Multiple Sclerosis) and
Songfest (proceeds also to
charity).Involvement with philanthropies is widespread and
traditional throughout fraternities
— both group and individual
volunteer work for such organizations as Big Brothers, Mothers'
March, Heart Fund and the UBC
psychiatric and extended care units.
The purpose of this letter is not,
however, to establish all Greeks as
goody goodies. Everybody does
enjoy letting off steam from time to
time and this tends to be the most
visible aspect of any group's social
activities.
We would like to stress that the
primary driving forces of fraternities    have    little    to    do    with
An afterthought: Don't criticize
the Greek fraternities.
They could have been based on
something worse.
A trick
shot
When you're drinking
tequila, Sauza's the shot
that counts. That's why more
and more people are asking
for it by name.
TEQUILA SAUZA
Number One in Mexico.
Number One in Canada.
rowdyism. Literal brotherhood and
personal growth are the vital and
dynamic foci that make fraternities
worthwhile for many as a personal
experience and valuable as an institution. Jeremy would have to
spend a small amount of time and
energy in down to earth research to
discover this. Twice a year the
fraternities on campus provide well
publicized opportunities for anyone
to do exactly that — Spring and Fall
rush weeks.
Jeremy has not taken aaequate
advantage of the opportunities afforded him to make a valid appraisal. How can he base a judgement on one television program and
blind acceptance of popular myth?
Perhaps some questions raised by
Mr. Winlaw on that show of Jan.
25 could stand further clarification
at this time. The enlightened Mr. J.
Thornburg, in his judgement of the
audience as a "predominently
Caucasian gathering of commerce
students" does not admit
possibilities of a well rounded group
containing individuals of varying
backgrounds and fields of inquiry.
In this light it should be pointed out
that academic criteria for admittance to fraternities are simply that
one be a full time student and that,
hopefully, academics be one's
highest priority.
The impression given on the Vancouver show was the unfortunate
result of the preselection of one
small group to speak for the whole
system. The remainder of us were
not  aware  until  airtime  that  the
'forum' would not deal with a proper cross-section of the fraternities
on campus. To our surprise and
dismay, the majority of us were
relegated to the function of a studio
audience, watching while we were
misrepresented by a select few—a
small and less than generally
popular segment.
While on the subject of
'representative cross:sections', we
must say that we find it malicious
and narrow minded to accuse the
fraternity system of racist
behaviour. To our knowledge, there
are neither explicit or implicit provisions anywhere in our groups for
the exclusion of any candidate on
the basis of racial orgin. In fact, it
was a fraternity chapter (Sigma Chi)
on this campus that broke the
North American fraternity color
bar in 1949. Our proportions are
now entirely in keeping with the
proportions of the general population.
To conclude, we feel it is important that a judgement of the validity
of the fraternity system is not based
on an appraisal of one small portion of its population. Our doors
are open at any time to anyone who
wishes to make an intelligent and
objective assessment of fraternities.
Obviously no two fraternities are
quite alike, and perhaps not
everybody is interested in what we
can offer. We do believe, however,
that a straightforward, in-person
look at us cannot fail to explode the
lingering mythic image of fraternity
life.
brothers Rob Campbell
Craig Thomas
and the Delta Omicron chapter
of Sigma Chi
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'Tween classes
TODAY
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
Disco dance lesson, noon, SUB 125.
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB
Wine tasting party, 8 p.m.  to midnight,   Cecil
Green Park.
AWARDS OFFICE
Representative will be available to discuss student financial aid, noon, SUB Speakeasy desk.
AWARDS OFFICE AND
WOMEN STUDENTS' OFFICE
Pat Mugridge will present seminar on  Making
the most of credit, noon, SUB 119.
PRE VET CLUB
Lecture and slide show, noon, McMillan 160,
AQUA-SOC
Scuba  course information and sign-up,  noon,
SUB cages.
Last  lecture  on   Marine  life  in   B.C.   waters,   7
p.m.. SUB 125.
CCF
Film on What's up Josh, noon, SUB 207.
EAST INDIAN
STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
General meeting, noon, SUB 117.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Jaimie  Smith speaks on  the  Kinsey report  on
homosexualities, noon, SUB 212.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
UBC NDP CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
FRIDAY
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
Girls'   floor  hockey  practice,   6   to  7:30   p.m.,
Thunderbird Winter Sports Complex gym E.
Deadline  for  ski  trip  registration,   noon,   SUB
216A.
Hot
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Credit
whore duo
Will that be cash or bankruptcy?
Pat Mugridge, a former deputy
director in the consumer and cor-
porate affairs ministry, will present
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB
Happy hour, 4 to 6 p.m., Cecil Green Park.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS
Reunion, midi, la Maison Internationale.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Latin American evening, 7 to 9 p.m.. International House.
AMS TASK FORCE
Informal meeting with refreshments, noon, SUB
125.
ATA
General meeting, noon. Graduate Centre Committee.
UBC HANG GLIDING CLUB
Meeting and slide show, noon, SUB 111.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
UNIVERSITY LECTURES COMMITTEE
University of Victoria professor Jennifer Wael-
ti-Walters speaks on Princesses and witches: Image and description in the novels on Herbert,
Blais and Louki Bersianik, noon, Buch. 100.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Disco with a difference, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.,
Grad Centre ballroom.
SATURDAY
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
International Valentine party, 7:30 p.m., International House. No tickets at the door.
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LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
Supper followed by discussion on Revelation,
6 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
SCIENCE FICTION CLUB
Film on artificial intelligence,  noon,  IRC room
80.
UBC NDP CLUB
Dave Barrett speaks, noon, SUB ballroom.
a seminar on Making the Most of
Credit at noon today in SUB 119.
Not air movie
The science fiction club will show
a film on The Wind Machines at
noon Tuesday in IRC room 80.
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Page 7
Brunoro rescued from the jungle
In response to the education
students' association's Feb. 6 tirade
against Mary-Ann Brunoro's
hilarious article, Thrust alone into
the jungle, I present my objections.
Letters
Steve Ferguson and Heather Lacelle are completely unjustified in
condemning the article as an offensive misrepresentation of high
school students.
Nowhere in it is there any
evidence that the article pretends to
be a serious, in-depth exposition of
student behavior. How Lacelle and
Ferguson came under this impression is unfathomable. I fear for
the students they will claim to have
an "understanding" of.
Miss Brunoro's article comes
across as a lighthearted, tongue-in-
cheek account of a typical practicum. One does not infer that she is
complaining about her experiences
with "undisciplined" students. The
article is simply for the purpose of
entertaining former "undisciplined" students and other
student teachers undergoing the
same experiences.
As for the description of student
harassment, I, being only a freshman and still remembering vividly,
Don't forget me
In your Friday issue of The
Ubyssey, Jan. 12, you featured an
article on Vancouver film. I was
not mentioned. I don't know who
Grey Kyles is and it is clear that
he/she doesn't seem to know of me,
either. Let me remind: I was the
fellow in 1970 — along with Don
Wilson — who directed and produced the 90-minute comedy
feature film — The Life And Times
of Chester-Angus Ramsgood.
The film cost $30,000 (ten of
which came from the CFDC) and
received good reviews. We played it
at colleges across Canada; SFU,
two runs at UBC and a week at the
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Most people working in the film
scene and who have been around
any length of time know who I am.
I claim to have made no great
impact on the local scene, but I am
a part of it and as such should be
included if Grey Kyles is at all
interested in documenting the local
scene with any degree of accuracy.
David Curnick
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must admit it fits accurately.
In their pretentious indictment of
Miss Brunoro, Lacelle and Ferguson come across as conceited
bleeding hearts wrapped up in an
intellectual concern for humanity.
A high school student would relate
to Miss Brunoro's warm, humorous
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attitude far earlier than to the
bleeding hearts' phoney, concerned
attitude.
If Lacelle and Ferguson maintain
their present attitudes they will
eventually become the stern
epitomes of the "old codger," and
N€tW
"old   bag,"   as   viewed   by   the
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I would sure as hell rather have
Miss Brunoro teaching my kids
than the straitlaced Mr. Ferguson
or Miss Lacelle.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, February S,  1979
End of Day for equal opportunities
By TOM HAWTHORN
A civic politics analysis
The equal employment opportunity office is dead at the ripe old
age of one.
Vancouver city council decided
by a 7-4 vote Tuesday to eliminate
the office to save money.
The move was not an unexpected one, but the elimination of
one of the few truly successful city
programs will leave those who
face difficulties in getting employment in an even tougher situation.
The removal of the program
and Shelagh Day as officer is a
victory for the bigots of this city,
those who cannot stand to sec
anyone who is not white and male
in a position of importance.
But the stormy council meeting
Tuesday shows to what extent the
newly-elected Civic Non-Partisan
Association will do to ensure that
Vancouver remains in the dark
ages of human rights.
It was an 11-ring circus at council, as each alderman and mayor
Jack Volrich battled three stormy
hours for political supremacy.
Ringmaster Volrich led the way
in making an idiot of himself. He
insulted and condescendingly
mimicked the more than 150 people who came to the meeting to
beg for the retention of the program.
Volrich and fellow-NPA
cohorts   George   Puil,    Warnett
Kennedy, Doug Little, Helen
Boyce, Bernice Gerard and Don
Bellamy voted in favor of
eliminating the $58,000 program.
Alderman Harry Rankin, Darlene
Marzari, Mike Harcourt and
Marguerite Ford were opposed.
Volrich's antics should be a performance reserved for burlesque
shows or Richard Nixon revivals.
The man can make a fool of
himself like no one else can. He is
a very small fish in a very big pond
and the crowd knew it. They
roared with laughter or hooted in
anger at his every statement.
Puil decided it was his turn to
be lion tamer, as he stuck his own
neck in a noose in an attempt to
show he was even more ignorant
than Volrich.
And Warnett (Bulldog) Kennedy was there as a Joe McCarthy
impersonator. Or was it ol' Joe
back from the grave? Anyways,
Kennedy, being on the very secure
side of things as a white male and
an alderman to boot, said "we're
all on the same side as far as
human rights are concerned."
"Race discrimination is a
hateful thing. We all know that.
Even more hateful is the
deliberate cancerous teaching of
class warfare in this council."
Right Warnett. You're certainly in
a class by yourself.
In his infinite wisdom Kennedy
then   accused   Rankin   of   being
"comrade Rasputin, the
Marxian." But you can't accuse
the old boy of distorting history
somewhat. After all, he's getting
kind of used to it.
And for comic relief there was a
clowning Aid. Bellamy. Yes, he
too was in favor of eliminating the
program but added that he truly
respected Ms. Day for doing an
excellent job, especially as she had
to "deal with the built-in biases"
at City Hall. There was no better
argument for retaining the program all night. Too bad he didn't
know it.
After the performance was
finished and the sacrifice completed to keep the gods of cutbacks happy, the real losers turned out to be the women, the handicapped and the racial minorities
who will be unable to get jobs as
clerks, or firemen, or policemen
because of the built-in covert
discrimination which exists at
Twelfth and Cambie.
Maybe Aid. Harcourt was right
when he said Vancouver was going to become another jerkwater
major city. But NPA Aid. Boyce
was almost right when she said the
personal attacks made it the
blackest night of her political
career.
It may have been but it was certainly one of the darkest moments
in recent Vancouver history when
Day fell.
MAYOR VOLRICH
— peter menyasz photo
Days and Sundays not alright with Jack lately.
— peter menyasz photo
SHELAGH DAY . . . apprehensive look justified
Protest action
gets cut back
UVic buy-a-prof scheme hit
Canadian University Press
The University of Victoria will
bring top international professors
to the university with the proceeds
from the sale of the Lansdowne
campus, despite criticisms of the
plan by two members of the
philosophy department.
The UVic board of governors
ratified Tuesday a plan calling for
the use of about 62 per cent of the
$4.5 million for employing five
visiting professors on a continuing
basis. The rest of the money will be
used to hire professors on a short-
term basis.
Professors John Banks and
George Monticone wrote a letter to
The Ring, the official university
newspaper, criticizing the plan
because the faculty was already
"top-heavy" with aging associate
and full professors.
The decline in university enrolment, combined with large numbers
of full professors, makes it very
difficult for graduate students to
find openings in the university,
Banks and Monticone say in the
letter
;.' -■    ay the money should be
used to create junior research or
teaching positions, create research
funds, reduce the size of first-year
courses, or to increase the number
of different courses and programs
available.
Banks and Monticone also say
the board's move will benefit the
university, but questioned the
benefits of having high-profile
academics on campus as opposed to
their suggested improvements.
UVic administration president
Howard Petch said Tuesday it will
probably take two or three years to
establish the program, while he said
he hopes as many as three positions
will be filled this summer.
No perspective academics have
been mentioned, but the candidates
will not necessarily be professors as
scientists and others who have
excelled in their fields will be
considered, he said.
The $4.5 million was made
available to the University of Victoria Foundation by the education
ministry last year, after it purchased the university's former
Lansdowne campus for Camosun
College.
The foundation was given the
funds to promote academic excellence at the university and for no
other reason, education minister
Pat McGeer announced at the time
of the sale.
Banks' and Monticone's complaints about aging faculties were
aired in part by top university
officials to a senate committee on
retirement   policy   in   January.
OTTAWA (CUP) — Unsure of
the amount of militancy on
campuses, student leaders across
Canada have decided to take a
cautious approach in organizing
students against rising fees and cutbacks this spring.
At a meeting Feb. 1-5, representatives from all provincial
student organizations and the
National Union of Students decided
to first consolidate anti-cutbacks
work on campuses before moving
towards any more militant action.
No national mass action is
planned, although several
provincial organizations said they
might conduct individual actions.
Representatives said they agreed
that a planned NUS brief to the
federal government on education
cutbacks and related student issues
wouldbe the national focus for the
campaign.
When the campaign was first
planned at the NUS conference last
May, students said they envisioned
a national mass action this spring.
But the representatives agreed the
conditions   simply   weren't   right.
"We can't run up the hill without
the students behind us," said NUS
executive member Bryan Bedford.
"We can't just come up with a
tactic and expect it to happen."
Several representatives pointed
out that students were ill-informed
at the extent of cutbacks and how
they could fight against them.
"Students have been hammered
into     the      ground.      They're
frightened," said executive member
Bev Crossman, pointing to simultaneous tuition fee increases,
cutbacks in professors, support
staff, library acquisitions,
reductions in unemployment insurance, and lack of proper job
creation or student aid programs.
"There's just so much happening
at once it's difficult for students to
come to grips with it and realize
that there are things that can be
done — that we don't have to sit
back and be attacked."
The organizations have to
"facilitate" that realization, she
said, by showing students how they
can fight cutbacks. "Our goal has
to be to have students ask the
questions we've been grappling
with for the past four months."
Each provincial organization is
expected to mount its own campaign against cutbacks this spring,
using tactics suited to each region
but in each case emphasizing
building campus anti-cutbacks
committees and alliances with other
groups fighting government under-
funding.
NUS will present a brief to the
government in mid-March outlining
student concerns on cutbacks,
especially in student aid, unemployment insurance, and job
creation programs. The brief will be
released simultaneously at the
national, provincial and local
levels, with each campus asked to
publicize and organize around the
issues it raises.
Taxing problems over for students
By the end of this week, UBC students should begin receiving the new income tax forms required for
claiming their education deduction.
Associate registrar Ken Young said Wednesday
that the T22-02A forms, the result of bureaucratic
bungling by Revenue Canada, arrived at the registrar's office last Friday and should be in the mail by
today.
"We'll start putting the forms in the mail Thursday (today) and after that it's really up to the post office. Students should start getting the forms by the
end of this week."
The UBC administration is paying over $5,000 for
the costs of processing and mailing the forms to
about 30,000 students.
Students must return the T22-02A form to be eligible for their income tax education deduction of $50
for every month in which they attended a post-
secondary institution. Until this year, students were
only required to include that they attended such an
institution.
The delay in the forms reaching students was caused by a Revenue Canada oversight. The forms were
initially designed to be filled out and individually
signed by hand at every institution. After protests by
UBC and other institutions, who pointed out the impossibility of such a task, a form that could be computer-processed was designed.

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