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Array THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LX, No. 8        VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1977    --.\-
228-2301
Kenny too isolated
say campus critics
By CHRIS GAINOR
Doug Kenny, in his job as president of the UBC
administration, is facing the challenge of his life.
With the Social Credit government's education
cutbacks and the added challenge of restoring
direction to the university, Kenny and his administration have a tough job.
But after two years in office, Kenny and his four
vice-presidents are coming under fire from a rising
chorus of people throughout the university. In a series
of interviews, during the past month, these sources
explained why they feel Kenny's slow, quiet method
of running the university is hurting it.
Although opinions vary as the perspectives of the
sources vary, most of them agree that the Kenny
administration has failed to set any clear goals for
the university and that the administration is not
taking the necessary stand to meet Socred cutbacks
and attacks on faculty wages and moonlighting.
Descriptions of Kenny range from a man operating
the university according to a philosophy that "the
KENNY . . . Doug the Smug
universe is unfolding as it should," to a blunt label of
"Richard Nixon."
Most of the sources, who agreed to speak with The
Ubyssey because of their concern over UBC's future,
asked not to be named.
"There area number of faculty members who are
disappointed with the administration, but there's no
organized opposition," said one source. "There's a lot
of discussion at the dean level — those who have to
deal with the vice-presidents. One of (Kenny's)
problems is that he is totally isolated."
Everyone agrees that Kenny, a psychologist and
former arts dean, is a very private man. He operates
through his close friends Donald Soule and Charles
Bourne. Theatre professor Soule resigned last week
as Kenny's assistant due to ill health and Bourne, a
law professor, is one of Kenny's close aide*.
When Kenny took office in 1975 a year after he was
selected president, he delegaged authority to four
vice-presidents. Former agriculture dean Michael
Shaw is in charge of university development, physics
professor Erich Vogt is in charge of student and
faculty affairs, longtime v.p.
William White handles UBC's financial affairs, and
former Construction Labor Relations Association
boss Charles Connaghan is in charge of the university's non-academic services.
Much of the fire is directed at the vice-presidents,
who some sources say are not suited to their jobs,
depending on the individual. A frequent criticism is
that the vice-presidents are perpetually "in
meetings."
Out of these meetings, little policy has emerged. A
policy setting fixed terms for deans and department
heads was established. Previously, deans and
department heads could hold their positions for life.
So in the glacial world of academe, it was a big
change.
The second policy was one clamping down on
faculty moonlighting activities after the revelations
of engineering dean Liam Finn's lucrative sideline
activities.
"To now, there is no single statement of policy
covering something which affects the whole
university community," said another source. "When
forced to make a decision, they make it. The decision
making around here isn't as good as it might be."
He pointed out that on i day-to-day basis, UBC is
run reasonably well. But he added that UBC has
traditionally prided itself as being a cheaply-
administered university. "And I think it shows.
"If we had a clear-cut set of objectives, we could
know what direction we're moving in here. What we
See   page 2: KENNY
—doug   field   photo
DURING HAPPIER DAYS administration president Doug Kenny
addressed students, faculty and assorted dignataries at his installation.
Since heady first days of new regime Doug the Thug has been criticized
as an overly-cautious, insensitive, isolated administrator.
Tougher moonlighting policy viewed by UBC
By STEVEN HOWARD
The committee on outside
professional activities has finished
a report on policy covering
moonlighting by faculty and administration employees that has
"a lot more teeth in it" according
to a committee member.
"It's considerably different from
what's in the other one. I don't
think there ever was a policy other
than the half day," associate music
professor French Tickner said
Wednesday.
UBC's current policy on outside
activities requires faculty members to inform their directors or
heads of all outside activities, and
requires them to get the approval
of the head or director for all
committments of time of more
than one-half day a week.
Use of UBC's facilities for outside professional activities must
also be reported.
Faculty members are expected
to work in university service or
scholarly pursuits for the whole
year, except for a one-month
vacation.
"In the spring we did add to our
policies," administration president
Doug Kenny said Wednesday. "To
the best of my knowledge, it's
probably the stiffest policy. . . the
most stringent and toughest policy
of any university in North
America."
Half of the eight-member
committee^ which has been
meeting since the spring, was
chosen by the faculty association
and half by the administration.
"It (the current policy) is a
pretty loose document," said
Tickner. "This one will pull it
considerably tighter. There's a lot
more teeth in it and it's a lot more
specific.
"It puts the onus on those in
authority to assert their authority.
For both faculty and administration, it makes them take
their responsibility.
"The committee reports to the
administration and the faculty
association. It (the report) will be
looked at one more time and then
submitted." Tickner would not
reveal any of the report's
recommendations.
Referring to allegations of
misconduct on the part of applied
sciences dean Liam Finn and
animal resource ecology professor
Julius Kane, Tickner said, "There
won't be any more of that going
on."
Finn, who resigned Monday as
applied sciences dean, effective
June 30, 1978, drew criticism in
February when it was reported
that he made large amounts of
money from off-campus jobs while
being paid for full-time work by
UBC
Student leader conference hit
By NICHOLAS READ
The UBC alumni association is organizing an upcoming "student leadership" conference as an attempt to meddle in student politics, some student
politicians charged Wednesday.
The three-day conference, to be held this weekend
at Camp Elphinstone on the Sechelt Peninsula, is
designed to provide an opportunity for student
leaders, faculty and administrators and alumni to
meet each other, alumni committee Doug Aldridge
said.
But David Van Blarcom, former Alma Mater
Society president, said the conference is being held
solely for the benefit of the alumni association and the
administration and is not concerned with students'
best interests.
"It is a one-sided conference which only presents a
conservative perspective to student politics and is
being organized by a group of has-been, right-wing
student politicians who are not even students any
more."
He said the conference is an attempt by the administration to halt the progressive development of
student politics in recent years.
"It is a good chance for them (the administration to
emasculate the progressive turn of the AMS."
Earlier this year AMS Executives rejected a
proposal by the association to help in the funding for
the conference.
The total cost of the weekend is estimated at $7,000
with the bill being shared equally by the UBC administration and the alumni association.
Additional funds are coming from the entrance fee
charged attending students, faculty and administration. The cost to students is $10 for the three
days.
See page 8: HACKS
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The administration suspended
Kane for three months this summer following allegations that he
used the UBC Computer to keep
track of his real estate business
andtostorea novel he was writing.
Commenting on whether there
have been other cases involving
outside activity that he has dealt
with, Kenny said, "Continuously
within the university there are
corrections of things."
"I hope the committee will add
further to policies. . . so faculty,
under specified conditions, can
lend their expertise to the community, whether for paid
renumeration or otherwise.
"We have to convince the public
that we do have meaningful
research."
Kenny said the administration
has sent recommendations about
guidelines for outside activity to
the Universities Council of B.C.
Council executive director
Gerald Schwartz said the council
will submit a report to education
minister Pat McGeer by the end of
October about policies on outside
income and what the three
universities think about them.
"The Universities Council's
position is that the universities'
problems are internal problems,"
Schwartz said. Page 2
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, September 29, 197
Kenny team hit for indecision
From page 1
have around here is a set of non-
policies. We get  into things  by
default," he said.
Kenny succeeded the popular
Walter Gage as president. Gage
managed to cool tensions which
racked the university during the
era of student activism in the late
1960s and early 1970s, and allowed
university departments essentially
to run themselves.
During Gage's final year in the
president's office, he had only
bursar William White to assist him
officially in running UBC.
Little direction was set for the
university, and deans and
department heads had a great deal
of power. With his four vice-
presidents, Kenny concentrated
more power in the president's
office, and some of the deans and
heads reportedly resent losing
some of their powers.
Chemistry head Charles McDowell, who is running for the
faculty seat on the board of
governors, is reportedly among
this group of conservatives.
"The president's office has taken
upon itself responsibility for a wide
variety of functions, and they don't
havethe resources for it," said one
source, an opinion other people
agreed with.
"The president's office has tried
to centralize things that have been
done on a more decentralized
basis."
A faculty member said "they
(the administrators) don't have
any vision of what a university
should be. They haven't even
thought about what education
should be in the 1970s."
^^   Art
When asked if they could be
prodded into setting needed
policies he said: "I wouldn't be
optimistic that they have the insight or the sensitivity to make
such a decision."
He was asked if he knew anyone
who was happy with the
president's office he said: "I don't
know of anyone who is.
"I haven't seen too many
policies. The decisions that need to
be made aren't being made."
The faculty member noted that
Kenny inherited the lack of
direction, "but the president had
nearly a year before he took office
to think about them."
When arts dean, Kenny became
extremely unpopular with students
because of his efforts to curb
student representation. But in the
teeming world of academic
politics, Kenny was the most acceptable of the in-house candidates
for president.
When a candidate from outside
the university bowed out, Kenny
was appointed UBC's seventh
administration president.
Shortly after his appointment,
Kenny was asked during an in-
depth Ubyssey interview what his
goals for the university would be.
"Diverse, diverse," he replied.
He's said little since then.
A year later, upon taking office,
Kenny announced with great
fanfare that the university's policy
would be one of "an open door and
an open mind."
He announced a series of regular
public forums and seminars
featuring top administration
figures. Little, if anything of the
forums has been heard since.
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speech, a speech he considered an
important one, that "a university
cannot serve the ends of free
enquiry, pf the possibility of
civilization, if it is subject to undue
external pressures to serve immediate, so-called practical ends,
however real and important those
ends may be, however sincere and
well-intentioned the motives of
those who would push the
university toward direct response
and immediate action."
Others would call this an ivory
tower. Aside from such statements
and motherhood goals of boosting
research   and   UBC's   national
reputation, Kenny has never stated
publicly what goals he has set for
the university.
The ivory tower has been under
attack. First, through Socred fiscal
policies which have caused service
cutbacks and higher tuition fees,
and pressure from education
minister Pat McGeer to move
toward more practical forms of
education.
Second, the university has
suffered attacks as a result of
revelations of Finn's moonlighting
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THE        UBYSSEY
Page 3
Hedstrom captures senate seat
Arnold Hedstrom over-
lelmingly defeated Young
iciaBst candidate Edith MacKay
a senate by-election Wednesday.
Hedstrom received 400 votes and
acKay got 80. There were 13
oiled ballots.
Hedstrom, Alma Mater Society
^cretary-treasurer, attacked
irrent tenure regulations and
lucation cutbacks in his bid for
ection.
"The current tenure regulations
aintain old professors on cam-
is, and do not allow for new ones
teach at UBC," he said. "Tenure
filiations should be reviewed."
Students are denied access to
;w and varied points of view
icause UBC is not hiring enough
Dunger professors, Hedstrom
ud.
The by-election was held to
jplace senator-at-large Pam
'fllis, who resigned last March for
^rsonal reasons.
Hedstrom is currently an arts
ep on the student representative
ssembly. But he said he intends to
sign that position.
Hedstrom also attacked
iucation cutbacks in his cam-
aign.
"Student senators can fight
utbacks and reverse the
eteriorating quality of education
by opposing moves to have library
hours reduced, by reviewing
present tenure policy and by
making teacher evaluations
public," he said.
At an all-candidates' meeting
Monday, Hedstrom said "there
should be no tuition fees."
"Post-secondary education
should be universally accessible.
But given the reality of the
situation, if there's going to be any
rollback (of tuition fees) at all, I'd
like to see it rolled back at least 25
per cent."
Student board member Moe
Sihota was ecstatic about Hed-
strom's win.
"The evil cancer of communism
has been utterly and totally
stamped out," he said, "before it
could corrupt the minds and hearts
of UBC students."
Sihota said: "Hedstrom was last
seen on his way to Ottawa trying to
tape his Progressive Conservative
membership card together."
Hedstrom is a former member of
the Progressive Conservative
party in Alberta.
Bob Goodwin is the unofficial
winner of the election for student
commerce senator. An AMS
spokesman said Goodwin won by
one vote.
AMS committee
cuts cutbacks
The Alma Mater Society budget
ommittee has cutback cutbacks,
ut still plans to eliminate most of
n expected $120,000 deficit this
ear.
Last week the committee sub-
litted a preliminary proposal that
'ould have trimmed $68,000 from
ie clubs and services budget and
50.000 from administration costs,
'he cutbacks in that proposal
anged from 33 per cent for The
fbyseey to 80 per cent for radio
tation CITR.
But under the revised proposal,
dministration cutbacks will stay
t $50,000 while the clubs and
ervices budget cutback will be
educed to $56,000.
AMS finance director Shannon-
)ale Hart said Wednesday
evenues collected from student
VMS fees total approximately
;230,000 this year. Eliminating the
120,000 deficit leaves a $110,000
vorking budget.
The reduction was made as a
•esult of a meeting between Hart
ind various clubs  and  services
epresentatives who made
wesentations to try to justify
>udget requests.
CITR's original request was for
;i3,000but the committee allocated
he station only $2,000 in its ifrst
iraft. CITR representatives
•educed their request to $9,200 and
he committee came up with a new
illocation of $3,000.
In addition, CITR members
intkipate revenues of about $3,600
md the station already has $1,200.
ftiis leaves the station $1,400 short
>f its revised budget.
The Ubyssey, originally
iDocated $30,000 of its $45,000
■equest, will get $38,400 in the new
proposal. The paper did not reduce
ts original request.
Hart said the committee thinks
he newspaper should have a
ninimum 12 pages per issue in
>rder to maximize advertising
•evenues generated by its current
57 per cent advertising content.
Hart said Speakeasy, the
miversity's crisis and information
:entre, will receive $3,000. The
:entre had requested $6,554 and
t/as originally allocated $2,000.
Speakeasy's request for money to
lire a full-time worker was
rejected.
The women's committee
requested a $13,700 budget, part of
it to go towards paying a full-time
staff member. Elimination of some
items left the committee's budget
at $9,000.
Hart said there will be controversy about the proposed paid
member when the student administrative commission and the
SRA discuss the budget committee's proposal.
Intramurals will get the full
$16,000 requested.
The committee proposes to give
the student administrative commission $42,137 and the student
representative  assembly  $84,584.
Hart said the cutbacks are
necessary because "most
businesses don't let their assets
and liabilities go below 1.5 and ours
is at .8."
She said the assets the AMS does
have are in the form of reserved    were hit by hefty projectiles,
funds invested in Canada Savings
Bonds and term deposits.
Hart said the final budget,  if
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TAKING ROUND out of log at forester's bucking contest, third-year mechanical engineer Phil Beaty
every muscle as crowd looks on. Contest ended with frisbee-throwing competition in which several
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people
approved, will mean the AMS has a
deficit of $14,000, but a generated
revenue of $12,000 will reduce this
to $2,000.
If the preliminary proposal had
been approved, the deficit would
have been $7,000 which means the
AMS would have made $5,000
profit.
The budget will be presented to
the SRA Tuesday.
Danson denies draff threat
Canadian University Press
Federal defence minister
Barney Danson denied Monday he
had said he favors a conscripted
standing army for Canada.
But he said, "nothing would
bother me about some form of
compulsory national service — not
necessarily of a military nature."
Danson said that in Toronto
Monday morning he spoke only in
terms of requiring any young
person seeking unemployment
insurance benefits to include the
military in a search for work.
He said he would like to see
public debate about alternative
forms of national service, work
that would be satisfying and
fulfilling to which unemployment
insurance applicants could be
directed.
Beard position attracts eight
Eight candidates are running for
a single faculty seat on UBC's
board of governors even though the
winner will only be able to attend
three board meetings before new
elections are called.
Voting in the faculty by-election,
calle 1 to fill a position on the board
vacated when William Webber
resigned to become dean of
medicine, began September 12 and
ends on Friday.
Faculty association president
Richard Roydhouse said Wednesday he was surprised by the
amount of attention the by-election
has attracted.
"I thought myself that it was
interesting that the faculty was so
interested and I'm pleased to see
faculty interest," he said.
The winner of the by-election
may have an advantage in the
January elections of two faculty
representatives for a two year
term on the board, Roydhouse
said.
"I dare say the fellow who's
elected this time will have an
edge."
Candidates for the position are:
Charles McDowell, chemistry
department head, Don Russell,
geophysics/astronomy department head, Cyril Belshaw, anthropology professor, James
Forsyth, chemical engineering
professor, John Calam, education
professor, David Macaree, English
associate professor, Ethel War-
binek, nursing associate professor
and Jack Yensen, nursing
assistant professor.
"I was interested because they
do range across the whole spectrum of the faculty," said
Roydhouse.
Economics professor Gideon
Rosenbluth is the remaining
faculty representative on the
board. He and Webber became the
first two faculty representatives
when the Universities Act was
amended to allow student and
faculty representation on the.
board.
It was suggested to Danson that,
like the military, such service
might require the unemployed to
move from their home towns to
find work.
"For those under 25 and single
there's nothing wrong with seeing
thecountry," Danson said. "I think
people should be prepared to move
where the jobs are."
Meanwhile Quebec's social affairs minister said Tuesday
Quebec students will be able to
earn free post-secondary education
in the near future by entering the
provincial government's proposed
compulsory civil service.
Speaking to students in Sherbrooke, Denis Lazure said the
Parti Quebecois government is
studying the idea of a civil service
program and hopes to implement it
before its current term expires in
1981.
He also said the province will
allocate money in its next budget
for compulsory youth service. It
will be similar to obligatory
military service in other countries
but would involve students in
projects such as reforestation and
cleaning rivers, Lazure said.
The idea of obligatory service
has been on the PQ's party platform for some time. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, September 29, 197;
Leader trip
How quaint.
A "student leadership" conference sponsored by the
UBC alumni association will be held this weekend to
provide "an opportunity for student leaders, faculty,
administrators and alumni to meet each other."
It seems funny that a group of people all ostensibly
connected with UBC would need a weekend on the Sechelt
Peninsula to finally get to meet each other.
A look at the agenda is sufficient to show exactly
what sort of event it will be.
A discussion entitled, Where UBC is and Where It
Should Be. Every student knows where UBC should be,
but thanks to an administration that lacks the guts to
come out to the public, nobody knows where it is.
Seminars on What Has Happened to School Spirit?
Some alumni members must still be living in their 1950's
high school mentalities.
More disgusting even than the idea of the conference
is the cost of the whole thing.
And, lest student leaders forget, we should remind
them that earlier this year Alma Mater Society executives
rejected a proposal to help fund the conference. Now most
of those same hypocrites will happily spend the weekend
listening to the conservative ideas of conference organizers.
It should come as no surprise to find that former AMS
president Doug Aldridge, a man who suffers withdrawal
symptoms every time his nose is not in some form of, UBC
politics, is behind the whole idea.
We can only observe that it student politicians
actually need a leadership conference they sould find some
real leaders to put it on.
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Letters
Third
runway
I was interested to read Jim
Peck's article, "Third runway
corporate dream" in The Ubyssey
of Sept. 22 and glad to know that
your paper is now devoting space
to serious issues facing the community.
However, I would like to correct
one statement made by Mr. Peck.
He says "the federal department of
the environment has recommended a moratorium on all major
developments which would involve
the Fraser estuary or delta."
This was indeed a recommendation of the ecology Subcommittee of the airport planning
committee, and the subcommittee's report has been endorsed by the regional department
of the environment. It has not,
however, been endorsed by the
DOE in Ottawa, and this remains a
cause of great concern.
One cannot help but wonder how
far DOE is really prepared to go in
order to protect what has been
termed 'a unique national
resource.'
June Binkert
Salaries
it so they deserve it. Public officials work for us so lets give them
peanuts. Raynara seems to miss
Hermanson's point, which was a
critical analysis of the way we
operate (especially as middle-
class type students) in our individual — oriented society.
Aside from all his ridiculous
statements about why students are
in university, I would like to try to
answer some of the questions that
Raynard poses.
First of all, Raynard challenges
Hermanson's system of 'each
according to need' rather than the
'getting as much as one can'
system that we live under now. He
states, "where is the justice in
imposing on a person where he
must stop? Who has the authority
to make this immensely subjective
decision in the first place?"
Well Paddy, where have you
been since the dawn of civilization?
That is precisely where we are at
as a society. Society possesses and
exercises its right to restrict individual behavior for the common
good.
Examples are numerous and
probably not even beyond you.
Murder is one. Where do we draw
the line on what is manslaughter,
first- or second degree murder?
Isn't that a purely subjective
decision?
We like to shroud the issue in
Regarding Patrick Raynard's
letter of Sept. 23,1 humbly suggest
that he get his head and body out of
the library and into the world.
Fiction is okay, but he might have
a clearer look at what was going on
in the world.
The particular issue was raised
by George Hermanson, Anglican-
United chaplain, of the huge
salaries administration types at
UBC were receiving. In his letter,
Hermanson tried to bring to light
our society's quickness to criticize
public figures of high earnings,
presumably because we pay for it
through our taxes, while we seem
to think it is oka v for top executives
to pull in $100,000 a year, even
though we also pay for large
salaries when we buy consumer
goods, like Corn Flakes, or condoms.
I thought he was trying to raise
the issue that we seem to treat
individualism with some kind of
reverence, those execs worked for
objectivity, but when our legal
system deals with such questions
isn't it purely subjective? Why
then, if we are seeking a 'just'
society can't limits be put on the
obscene salaries of some of its
members?
Finally, to keep this short,
Raynard concludes his letter by
saying that it is not possible for
someone to "aspire to whatever
heights — personal, intellectual, or
financial —that he wishes, and it is
no one's business to forcibly limit
these horizons," if s/he faced a
limit on his/her financial success.
He equates all these heights with
survival, that is, the logical conclusion of what he is saying is that
if we are 'successful,' we will
survive.
What about the people that start
the race with a handicap? Really,
I'm not a bleeding heart, but the
people you see in a library aren't
representative of the population as
a whole. This 'success ethic' of
Raynard's logically denies survival to the less successful.
Since there is no justification for
huge salaries in our society,
besides the greed which possesses
both our management and working
classes, that of getting as much as
one possibly can, there can be no
parallel between who you are as a
member of our society and
whether or not you are allowed to
V.
THE UBYSSEY
SEPTEMBER 29, 1977
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: Chris Gainor
"Who's that little guy that always wears the .. ." said Heather Conn.
"Oh him," yelled Kathy Ford and Marcus Gee, Instantly recognizing the
greasy eminence by his stature. "You're not talking about me behind my
back?" asked the unusually close-mouthed Chris Gainor. Lloyanne Hurd
and Mike McLeod chuckled In his shadow. Mike Bocking was preoccupied
with pleasant thoughts of giving It to people physically. "It just gets Yne off
so much," he moaned ecstatically, while Bill Tieleman and Steve Howard
avoided a telling blow from his flailing fists. Nicholas Read looked forward
to a pleasant weekend with the leaders and Matt King considered the
charismatic qualities of Jim Braunagel. Tom Hawthorn pondered the
aromatic tendencies of Verne McDonald. Sylvana DI Glacomo and
Gabrlella Bottescelle schemed about ways for the Italian connection to
make the Used-To-Be an offer It couldn't refuse and everyone promised a
vicious vendetta against anyone who failed to attend today's staff meeting
at noon.
survive. We seem willing to let
corporation presidents, union
leaders and successful
businessmen survive many times
over, simply because we see them
as self-made.
If we are to survive as a whole,
we must realize that no one is self-
made, a lot contributes to what we
are, besides our own actions.
So, in examining the issue of high
salaries, exec or public figure,
student or physical plant employee, we are in this together, and
that, Pat Raynard is "the beginning of the greatest adventure of
our lives."
Stuart Lyster
Toot suite
Last week, I received a rather
severe reprimand from an English
professor following an unfortunate
gaseous emission during his lecture. Being a sensitive person, I
felt devastated not only because of
my prof's displeasure, but also
because the sheer force of the
explosion hurled me across the
room and sent my Norton Anthology of English Literature,
volume 2, careening into the blackboard causing heavy damages.
God knows I didn't mean to fart.
Am I to be held responsible for
an involuntary bodily function?
Am I somehow different? Doesn't
everybody (with the possible exception of Barbra Streisand and
Douglas Kenny) cut the cheese? I
used to consider fluffing one of the
simple pleasures of life.
You know, letting go a good one
in the bathtub and having those
anxious little bubbles scramble up
your back in their frantic rush to
blurp on the surface. Now I find
myself becoming paranoid.
Beer frightens me and I have a
recurring nightmare where I flail
helplessly in a giant vat of Libby's
deep-fried. Yesterday I tried to
cement my buttocks with
Pbllyfilla.
The toilet has become a haven to
me, a sympathetic environment
for disrupted bowels. My friends
are suspicious. I continually sniff
the air for tell-tale odor, obsessed
in finding others with a similar
affliction.
This afternoon, however, I
believe my dilema may have been
solved. While strolling about SUB
my nostrils detected a faint ye:
familiar odor like rotten pastas
lingering in the air. I tensed witr
excitement. As I homed in the odoi
became deliciously nauseating.
Nearing a room on the seconc
floor the air fairly hung with farts
Dizzy with anticipation I burst ir
on a meeting of the student
representative assembly. I knew I
had come home. I tooted my
pleasure and joined in the folly. K
was a gas. I just felt I should let
you know.
Jake "the rake" Cochran.
Cutbacks
UBC has been hit hard by budget
cuts this year, forcing cancellation
of many courses and sections,
layoffs of staff, reductions in
teaching aids, non-replacement of
on-leave or retired professors, and
cutbacks of teaching assistants.
This, in turn, is leading to larger
class sizes, slower return of marks,
less material available for courses,
and less opportunity for individual
learning and discussion.
Needless to say, the quality of
education at LTBC has been adversely affected by these cutbacks,
which also has set a dangerous
precedent for future government
education policy. What is the use of
money in the bank or
economically-admirable
restrained budgeting when B.C.'s
major university is being
strangled?
It seems •poor policy to brag to
the needy about the money one has
saved. How nice to have the money
tofundprivateschools! It's good to
see the government putting a
greater percentage of its budget
into education — now, honestly,
who would argue with that, eh,
UBC students?
Gwynneth C. Jones
arts
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
typed. Pen names will be used
when the writer's real name is also
included for our information in the
letter and when valid reasons for
anonymity are given.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241K. Thursday, September 29, 1977
THE       UBYSSEY
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Cutbacks hurt TA effectiveness
This piece, a statement on behalf of the
Association of Teaching Assistants, was
written by ATA Executive members Dave
Smith, Don Meakins, and Mark Scott
Johnson.
Students at UBC have been hearing over
and over again about cutbacks in education,
and fears have been raised that the quality
of education is not what it once was.
One group of people who are keenly aware
of cutbacks are teaching assistants. This
year some 14 departments have fewer jobs
for TA s than they had last year. Many
department heads are succumbing to the
temptation of cutting corners on tight
budgets by diverting funds allocated for
TAs.
The situation reported previously in The
Ubyssey, where TAs in microbiology,
chemistry, and mathematics have not
received their 7 per cent pay raise, has been
correctly described by an administration
official as "bullshit," but TA s will not find
EDUCRTOH
perspectives
out whether these outrageous circumstances have been corrected until they
receive their first paycheque.
The Association of Teaching Assistants
has evidence that if it were not for its
vigilance, 7 per cent pay raises would not
have been given in other departments where
the heads felt that budgetary conditions
were too tight.
At the present time, the ATA is the only
effective montioring agency of TA stipend
levels. The administration feels it is up to
department heads to deal with TA stipends
properly, but it currently thinks there is no
need to ensure that department heads actually do so.
TA s are in a delicate position when it
comes to complaining that things are not the
way they should be. TA s for the most part
are students persuing a degree in the faculty
of graduate studies.
Being enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies is different from being enrolled in
most other faculites, since study is often a
12-month-a-year activity, and there is a
regulation stating that anybody who is paid
to work more than 12 hours a week cannot be
considered a full time graduate student.
Most people starting graduate school have
just finished four years of undergraduate
work, and have probably accumulated a
substantial debt in the process.
The prospect of doing this again would
discourage all but a few. Since UBC is
supposed to be universally accessible (not to
just the few who have parents who can pay
their way through school), year-round study
requirments and restrictions on the number
of hours a week in which one can earn
money mean that the university is com-
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mitring itself to the support of graduate
students.
While the most common form of support is
the granting of TAships, not everyone is
fortunate enough to get one.
Also there is no guarantee that those who
have TAships will continue to have them for
the time necessary to complete their
graduate work. Since it is often a complete
mystery how TAships are granted, most
graduate students are very reluctant to do
or say anything that could leave them in a
situation where they are midway through
their degree, but with no source of income.
Obviously TAships are valuable to the
graduate students who receive them,
because it is one of the vew viable ways of
keeping body and soul together while at
university. It is also recognized that TA s
"provide a valuable service to the university."
The key advantage in using TA s is that
they are cheap compared to professors, so
large numbers of TA s can readily be em
ployed. President Doug Kenny constantly
talks about UBC being on the verge of
becoming a great university.
Obviously, to become a great university,
the learning process cannot be shortchanged. In spite of all the modern
technological developments in teaching
aids, there is no substitute for a one to one
student teacher relationship as the best and
sometimes the only effective way for the
learning process to occur. In many instances the only feasible or economical way
of doing this is through the use of TA s.
The greatest concern to the students, of
course, is whether or not the TA s are effective. The sad answer to this is that they
are not nearly as effective as they could be.
The reason for this is that UBC has not
seriously explored ways to use their TA s.
The number of decisions in Senate concerning TA s is appallingly few. There are a
few motherhood resolutions stating that
TA s should be used to help educate
students, and that is about it.
In the last academic year there was a
Senate committee struck to look into TA s.
This committeeis now in limbo as it has met
once and now ceased to function.
That TA s can be effective is seen by
examining some departments, such as
chemistry, which have been serious in
seeking ways to best use their TA s.
Chemistry TA s regularly score over 80 per
cent in approval from student evaluation
forms.
In other departments, students' are not
nearly as happy with their TA s. Since only a
fool would suggest that a degree in
chemistry inherently makes one a better TA
than having a degree, say, in English, the
systems under which TA s work have to be
examined.
One reason for the chemistry success rate
is that this department has relatively large
sums of money. People are employed full
time to ensure TA s are used the most effective way possible. TA work-loads are
reasonable, so that the TA s have time to
talk to their students one to one, both inside
and outside the class.
In far too many instances TA s are thrown
into the classroom and told, "here's the
class, this is your course number, here's a
text book, good luck." This sort of situation
would be intimidating even to the most
experienced teacher.
TA s having little or no experience except
for what they went through as undergrads in
universities in Ontario or Hong Kong rely on
their instincts, and discover only by trial
and error how they can become effective.
In English, TA s report regularly working
fifteen hours a week performing their
duties. By doing this, they are in danger of
losing their full-time graduate status.
Because of the extra hours they have to
work, they are not able to give individuals
the out-of-class attention that they would
like to give.
In many cases this type of attention is
probably essential to students. Also when
TA s work more than 12 hours a week, and
are under pressure to do their own graduate
studies, the work they do tends to be compressed into as short a time as possible.
Thus, they are not operating as effectively
as they could be.
As a result of the recent budget cutbacks,
classes TA s have to deal with have increased in size, and in some^ cases the
essential one-to-one contact is lost. Instead
of cutbacks, what is needed is a workable
system that will ensure that TAs can do
their jobs effectively.
This will clearly help UBC on its way to
greatness. It will make TAs more productive as they feel they can do their jobs effectively, rather than having to fight with
futility and frustration. Most important it
will give students a chance for the quality of
education they deserve.
Jewett: time to quit
while you're ahead
An editorial in the Peak, student
newspaper of Simon Fraser University, on
SFU administration president Pauline
Jewett's announcment that she will seek an
NDP nomination in the upcoming federal
election.
So Pauline Jewett is interested in playing
an active role in the federal political scene.
She sounds quite excited about her
prospects and ideas for a campaign platform.
All that is very well, but we would like to
remind Jewett that she is still president of
this university.
As such we think that we deserve a full-
time president and not one that has her mind
on other matters. Jewett has said she will
devote her time to being a president and will
campaign in the Burnaby constituency in
her spare time.
That is not the point. Obviously this
president no longer has her heart in being at
this university, despite what she says
publicly. If she enjoyed being president she
would not be running for political office.
And one cannot deny that Jewett might
have good reason to be disenchanted with
her presidential role here. There is, after
all, the very visible evidence that her vice-
presidents have been a major source of
administrative direction in the university
since Ken Strand resigned.
The aspirations expressed in her installation speech in 1974 were couched in the
glowing phrases of growth and expansion.
Perhaps Jewett's vision of the presidency
does not include enduring federal and
provincial cutbacks in funding for post-
secondary education.
But this is not among the reasons she has
given for leaving the university community
wondering who its president will be next
spring.
An additional complication to this state of
affairs is the difficulty of engaging in a
proper search for a new president prior to a
federal election at an uncertain date.
After all, it takes about eight months for a
presidential search which presumably could
not begin until after the votes have teen
counted — leaving us with a temporary
president for  more than half a year.
But if Jewett is not elected she would
complete her term even though her
aspirations appear to lie elsewhere.
Rather than put the university through
either of those two options we suggest
Jewett resign now, effective upon the appointment of her successor.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, September 29, 1977
Get into
creative dance
For those of you who like to
dance to more creative things than
rock, look into this.
Starting Sept. 27, the creative/
contemporary dance workshop is
giving lessons every Tuesday
throughout the year from 5:00 to
6:30 p.m. in the Armouries, Rm.
208.
The lessons are free, and open
Hot flashes
to anyone with some dance
experience who is interested in
creative exploration of movement,
composition and performance.
Enrollment is limited, so
telephone Marcia Snider at
224-0226  for  more information.
Sports buffs
Sports buffs get your basketballs ready.
UBC men's athletics is holding
tryouts for men's junior 'varsity
basketball   team.  They  will  take
place in War Memorial Gym Monday at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, talk to
coach Terry Wood or telephone
224-7475 or 228-4479.
Cocktails
Another cocktail night for
those of you who are so inclined.
The brown beverage will be
served every Thursday beginning
this week from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.
in the lounge in the Scarfe
building.
It's called the "Bear" Night.
Tween classes
INTERNATIONAL
TODAY
STUDENTS'
SOCIETY
Weekly meeting, noon, Buto 297.
PREDENTAL SOCIETY
First general meeting, noon,  IRC  1.
INTRAMURALS
Co-recreatlonal   volleyball,   7:30  to
9:30 p.m., War Memorial Gym.
BROCK HALL
PURCHASING COMMITTEE
Organizational  meeting,  noon, SUB
244.
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES
Election   of   club   executive,   noon,
SUB 215.
WOMENS' COMMITTEE
Organizational   meeting,  4:30  p.m.,
SUB 130.
CCF
Dan   Gardener   speaks,   7:30   p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre, lounge.
AUS
Organizational     meeting    for    arts
newsletter     or     literary    magazine,
noon, Bu. 107.
MEDIEVAL SOCIETY
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
212A.
KARATE CLUB
Practice,   7:30   p.m.,   winter  sports
centre gym A.
CCF
Larry   Hurtado
Charismatic,   7:
Campus Centre lounge.
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS'
ASSOCIATION
Beer night, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
212.
PRE-VET CLUB
Meeting, noon, MacMI 158.
INTRAMURALS
Joggers three-mile run,  noon, gym
field.
Registration    deadline    for    co-rec
nine-hole  golf tournament,   1  p.m.,
gym room 202.
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
CONTINUING UNIVERSITY
EDUCATION
Meeting   for  mature women,  noon,
Mildred Brock lounge.
CVC
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
speaks  on   What   Is
:30   p.m.,   Lutheran
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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Welcome     party,     8     p.m.,     International House coffee house.
INTRAMURALS
Registration   deadline  for  women's
hockey, women's Intramural office.
Registration   deadline  for  women's
outdoor     tennis     tournament,
women's Intramural office.
Registration     deadline     for     8-ball
tournament, SUB games room.
Registration    deadline    for    men's
hockey, men's Intramural office.
Registration deadline for men's basketball, men's Intramural office.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLUB
General meeting for sign-up, noon,
International House lounge.
AQUA-SOC
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
SUS
Neal     Towers     speaks     on     skln-
damaglng plants, noon, Bio 2000.
Organizational   meeting for science
Intramural hockey team, noon, Aud
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Meeting,    noon,    Graduate   Student
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General     meeting,     noon,      International House upper lounge.
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Socred seige
aided by UBC
'no comments'
r
From page 2
resources   ecology   centre   for
private purposes.
One of the sources said UBC is
under seige because high-level
administrators hide behind a wall
of "no comments."
UBC is "not as highly regarded
as it should be. You go to a cocktail
party and you're assailed by
people saying, 'what are you doing
over there?'
"A number of people are getting
frustrated at the way things are
being done," he said.
Said another person: "The
university is under fire from external forces and they're not
defending it."
Board of governors student
representative Moe Sihota said the
administration "bungles all the
image issues. That's what people
are complaining about."
Sihota said Kenny "doesn't want
to take decisions to the board
because he's afraid it will get out to
people and the press."
"He hasn't shown that he's
fighting for the university except
for this backroom stuff. He's done
a good job of playing people off
against each other."
Sihota and others agreed that
Kenny controls the board of
governors. But one highly-placed
source said most board members
are businessmen, and thus are
very sympathetic to Kenny in his
role as chief executive of the
university.
He suggested that Kenny moves
slowly in implementing change
because he is mindful of the experience of former president
Kenneth Hare.
Hare's 1969 resignation midway
through his term as president was
sparked by illness, and frustration
over running the university under
the tight-money policies of the W.
A. C. Bennett Socred government.
Faculty unhappiness with some of
Hare's planned reforms hurt his
position.
"The university is essentially a
conservative beast," he said.
Kenny has "been around the
university long enough to know
that. And he kind of sees the world
evolving as it should."
He noted that while Kenny has to
think of the conservative "old
guard" of the university, "there is
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want him to move faster."
The Socred policies were
something Kenny didn't have to
worry about when he took office.
Since the policies and the bad
publicity have come into effect,
Kenny has made occasional public,
but very generalized, defences of
the university's policies. He is said
to be quietly resisting the pressure
from McGeer to put more money
into professional faculties and out
of arts.
But, "Kenny doesn't believe in
direct confrontation."
One person, said the university
would not be run very differently if
the NDP were still in power.
Said another person: "We're just
not devising managing skills except in crisis management."
UBC's public standing has been
low enough to provoke NDP MLA
Gary Lauk to call for Kenny's
resignation during the recent
legislative session.
"A number of people feel very
deeply about the university, but
they believe it is not reaching the
heights it is capable of reaching,"
said one source.
"There's a helluva lot of
momentum around this place."
With nearly three years left in
his term, thecrunch, especially the
Socred crunch, may get worse for
Kenny before it gets better.
But Kenny has been through
tough situations before.
"Doug is too good a politician,"
said one person.
Is that the problem?
"Yes."
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THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, September 29, 1977
Kenny to court
in Kane case?
-»A man being sued by UBC
professor Julius Kane says he
expects to subpoena administration president Doug
Kenny and other administration
officials if the case comes to court.
Bruce Wilson said Wednesday
he will take the action iLKane goes
ahead with the libel suit arising
from Wilson's allegations in
newspaper reports that Kane used
the UBC computer for his personal
business dealings and to type a
copy of his novel.
Wilson and his wife, Arlene
Francis, former assistants to Kane
reported Kane to the RCMP who
launched an investigation. They
alsotoldtheir story to Doug Collins
at the Vancouver Sun. Collin's
story appeared Aug. 6 but neither
he nor the Sun is being sued.
According to legal procedures,
Kane has 21 days to issue a formal
statement about the lawsuit. The 21
days expires Friday.
Wilson said the case has forced
people to talk about the issue. He
said he thinks the case should be
debated in the newspapers.
He claimed that in the past
activities similar to Kane's have
been carried out by other people
but people who knew about them
were "scared to death" of what
might happen if they approached
authorities.
Wilson     said     that     recent    preparations.
resignations from the UBC administration will' 'clean up a few of
the skunks." He would not
elaborate this statement.
Wilson said a lawyer from a
downtown firm has given him and
Francis a great deal of support and
encouragement, working on the
case in his spare time. Wilson
would not reveal the lawyer's
name.
He said he and Francis have
arranged to pay for their defence
over an extended period of time.
Wilson said he has received
many telephone calls offering
verbal, but not financial support.
"People just don't realize how
expensive it is to fight someone,"
he said. "But we can make it on our
own if we have to."
He said individuals have offered
their support "if we get our backs
against the wall."
He said one is a former MLA and
another is a manager in a large
computer company who once
worked at UBC for professors who
carried out activities similar to
Kane's. Again, Wilson would not
reveal their names.
Wilson later withdrew this
statement about his intention to
subpoena UBC administrators
after Francis intervened and said
she did not want any press
coverage   of   the   couple's   legal
Report recommends
parkland for UEL
By GABRIELLA BOTTESCELLE
The University Endowment
Lands should be 99 per cent
parkland and one per cent housing,
says a report released Tuesday by
the provincial government.
The report  was   submitted   to
Hacks criticize
leadership'
conference
From page  1
The agenda for the conference
includes a discussion on Friday
entitled "Where UBC is and Where
It Should be," a speech by UBC
administration president Doug
Kenny and afternoon seminars on
such topics as the role of students
in the administration of the
university, and "what has happened to school spirit!"
Van Blarcom said the absence of
representation by women's groups
and campus unions will result in
"no discussion of the role of
unionism on campus.
Aldridge defended the conference saying "It's a good conference because it was good
several years ago, it proved useful.
If the students don't find it
meaningful, there will be little
likelihood of carrying it on."
AMS external affairs officer
Paul Sandhu said the alumni
association's organization of the
conference was poor.
"I'm really disappointed by the
way the alumni has organized the
ocnference," he said. "How can
they have a conference without
invite student leaders on the
campus to help organize?"
He also condemned the
association's selection procedure
for the conference.
"They chose whoever they
wanted to go to the conference,
they chose a politically biased
group."
Aldridge said such accusations
are unfounded and that selection of
the attending students was made
on the basis of recommendations
by student group leaders.
"Wherever possible, priority
was given to people who would be
here (at UBC) for at least one more
vear."
environment minister Jim Nielsen
after a consultant group completed
a six-month study of the 1,700 acre
UEL.
Most people oppose use of the
UEL for purposes other than
parkland and do not want any new
housing on the UEL, according to
the report.
The study team recommends
new housing developments on the
UEL to increase the diversity of
housing available and suggests
revenue from housing be used to
improve LTEL facilities such as
sanitation and fire prevention.
The report says there is strong
opposition to expansion by UBC
onto the UEL. Last year UBC
made a request to the government
that about 300 acres of the UEL be
allocated for university use.
The report does not deal with a
land claim made by the Musqueam
Indian Band last year which includes the LTEL. The study team
recommends that a "holding action" be undertaken until the land
claim is settled.
There appears to be no existing
legal or administrative
mechanism that can fully satisfy
all park administration objectives,
the report says.
It concludes that the best
alternative is to make the UEL a
provincial park and to appoint a
policy body advisory to the environment minister which would
also have the authority to issue
park permits.
Local representation in the
management of the park is not
fully satisfied by this
arrangement. This objective would
require an amendment to the
Provincial Park Act.
The form of local government for
the UEL should be determined by
discussions between the UEL
residents and the provincial
government, says the study team.
In preparing its final report to
Nielsen the study team interviewed members of the public,
held three public forums which
attracted a total of about 1,500
people, received position papers
from groups and institutions, including UBC, and did studies on the
feasibility of many proposals for
the UEL.
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