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Array the Ubyssey
Special AMS, BoG, and Senate
elections pull-out.
The Gulf War. See pages
6,10, and 11.
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, January 18, 1991
Vol 73, No 58 2%
When a tree falls, does anybody hear?
by Kathryn Weiler
The destruction ofthe Amazon
rainforest has attracted worldwide
concern and attention but many
issues related to the dilemma are
being ignored.
The damage to the rainforests
cited by world conservation groups
is staggering.
According to the Sierra Club,
30 million acres of tropical forests
are destroyed each year. The World
Wildlife Fund claims that 11 to 15
million hectares per year are defor-
ested and of that, tropical
rainforests account for six million
hectares. The World Resource Institute provides an even more generous estimate of 40 to 50 million
acres per year.
Whether you measure the
decimation in acres or hectares, the
numbers are alarming and the
predicament appears irreversible.
Tropical deforestation is constantly in the news. It is the subject
of long, heart-wrenching CBC
documentaries, artists have written songs about the devastation
and people like David Suzuki continue to reiterate the gravity, urgency and hopelessness ofthe situation.
Who is being ignored?
Butisthe devastation confined
to just those areas which have been
Attention has been largely fo-
cussed on the mayhem in South
America's Amazon river valley and,
more recently, on the Borneo
Rainforest in Sarawak, Malaysia.
However, areas such as Africa and
the Philipines are often overlooked.
Very little is known about the
state of African rainforests. A recent newsletter by the Tropical
Rainforest Action Society states
that Africa contains over 18 per
cent of the world's tropical
rainforests and that the Central
African rainforest in Zaire is the
secondlargestexpanse of rainforest
in the world next to the Amazon.
However, issues such as famine, desertification and disease have
eclipsed the African rainforest di-
lemmain terms of media attention.
According to Paul George at the
Western Canada Wilderness Committee, "Africa is truly the black
continent" and, in light of its history of colo-
n i a 1 i s m
fraught with
social problems and
explosions, it
is the most
Sandra Henley at Canada Africa International Forestry Association disputes the claim that Africa is being ignored. Henley said
the forestry and information sector
ofthe Canadian International Development Agency is providing
financial aid in the form of a nongovernmental organization workshop on forestry and the environment on March 21-23. "The purpose of these workshops is to increase and enhance involvement of
non-government organizations in
this sector," she said.
She added that Africa "is not
being ignored by development but
(its rainforest problem) is being ignored by the media."
Another reason for the lack of
media attention for Africa's
rainforests is that the continent's
tropical rainforests are not as extensive as those in other areas. Instead, the problem of desertification occupies the environmental
forefront in Africa.
"Africa has been undergoing
deforestation for much longer than
Asia or Latin America, therefore
the stage of degradation is much
greater," Henley said. The fact that
the Sahara Desert was once entirely forested provides a striking
illustration of Africa's environmental status.
"People do not see the connection between deforestation, desertification, poverty and famine," she
Rainforests are being
destroyed worldwide
According to Henley, the attitude of most Canadians is that the
rainforests must be preserved but
because the Africans are
marginalized, that prospect "is a
In addition to Henley's organization, the plight of the African
rainforest is also being addressed
in Canada by an African Committee set up by Wilderness Is the Last
Dream, a branch of WCWC.
Marcos dictatorship, was almost
entirely liquidated.
According to George, this type
of eradication is aresultof unstable
dictatorships. Underdevelopment
and environmental destruction appear to go hand and hand.
what's happening right under
our noses?
What is already lost?
Primary rainforests in Haiti,
India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka have
already been destroyed. The
Philipines provide an example of
an area which used to be a tropical
rainforest but, under the Ferdinand
How can we sit in our easy chairs
inside our comfortable houses and
throw stones at third world countries
whenlarge scale destructionistaking
place right under our noses?
According to TRAS, Haiwaii's
rainforest is
being       destroyed. Furthermore, the
small    belts
stretching up
the west coast
of British Columbia, Washington
State, Oregon State and Chile are
known as temperate rainforests.
According to Mark Waring at
WCWC, areas such as the Carmanah
Valley, Clayquot Sound, and the
Khutzeymateen Valley containahigh
level of biodiversity. They are crucially important because they "are
limited and are beinglogged quickly,"
Warring said.
In short, "forests in general are
important in regulating the natural
processes that make the planet inhabitable."
What is the most urgent area?
AccordingtoGeorge, the Borneo
Rainforest in Malaysia and the areas in Papua New Guinea are the
most critical hotspots.
The Amazon has received the
greatest media attention but South
East Asian rainforests are undergoing a "giant onslaught," George
Unlike the Amazon region,
which underwent a period of dryness, the South East Asian
rainforests have remained wet for
the last 180 million years. Because
of this, the diversity ofthe flora and
fauna in the South East Asian
rainforests is greater than in the
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According to David Suzuki,
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upset in fragile global weather patterns. The environmental impacts
will be disastrous. Unfortunately,
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Ecologists fear environmental
disaster sparked by the Gulf War
by Yggy King and Sharon Lindores
The potential for environmental disaster posed by the Gulf
War is immense, according to local
peace and environmental groups.
The Gulf war is dominating
everyone's thoughts. So far, we are
all concerned with the political and
economic effects and, more importantly, the threat to human life.
Perhaps even more far-reaching
will be the potentially catastrophic
effects on the environment.
What may or may not happen
is impossible to assess at this early
stage. The only thing that is certain is that the effects could be
"disastrous," a Tools for Peace
spokesperson said.
Short term effects will be
mostly limited to the Middle East.
Greenpeace spokesperson
Suzanne Rose said, "The Persian
Gulf is a delicate ecology (that)
was very much devastated by the
Iran-Iraq conflict." The present
dangers may be infinitely worse.
as the most sinister threat,
chemical and
biological weapons represent an
unknown factor
for environmental damage.
In his book
Ecology, Bill
Free dman wrote
"there has been
no scientific
of the ecological
damage caused
by the various
chemical agents
of warfare."
UBC physics student
Aaron Drake
said "mustard
gas breaks down
quickly and does
not hang
around," so perhaps the chemical dangers will
at least be localized. There is
certainly no
doubt the effects
of an uncontrolled explosion
in a bombed
chemical plant
will be far worse
than a rapidly
controlled and
contained chemical spill due to
train crashes in Canada.
Biological weapons are even
more of an insidious danger, as
bacteria could reproduce and
spread indefinitely.
On a seemingly more mundane level, yet equally capable of
destruction, is the operation of
heavy equipment and the movement of troops.
Peter Combs, coordinator for
End the Arms Race, said "tanks
are rolling across the desert burning huge amounts of oil; burning
resources unnecessarily." The
troop and tank movements involved in a ground war would
wreak havoc on the delicate desert
ecology and fragile attempts at
desert reclamation.
As if the vast quantities of fuel
being burned by war machines
were not enough, Hussein's threat
to set the oil fields alight is worse
yet, Rose said.
"Oil burning could create a
ceiling of soot causing an impact
on global cooling like nuclear
weaponry," Rose said.
Even if the effects were not
significant on a global scale, the
effects on the Middle East of polluted skies and acid rain would be
Rose explained that yet another cataclysmic threat to the
environment is posed by both
nuclear weapons and reactors.
"There are over 1000 nuclear
weapons in the US arsenal," she
said. "We have the equivalent of
many, many Chernobyls sitting in
the Gulf."
Rose said that while
Greenpeace supports a peacekeeping force, "a force with thousands of nuclear warheads is not a
peacekeeping force."
We have all heard of "nuclear
winter", but even if nuclear weapons are not actually detonated,
destruction of warheads or reac
tors by conventional bombs will
have dire consequences. Plutonium
leakage would cause more background radiation leading to genetic
damage and lower intelligence (in
humans), Rose said.
According to areport by Drake
on the effects of the Chernobyl
disaster, "In Baden-Wurttenberg
in West Germany ... the infant
mortality rate increased 95% ...
over the previous year."
This war highlights many of
the problems that have led to the
current sad state of the environment, and highlights the world's
obsession with oil.
Tyhson Banighen, executive
director of Turtle Island Earth
Stewards, asked: "Why are we going to war when we are at the end
of the oil-based economy? We are
environmentally being held for
ransom while the earth is dying."
We might think that destruction ofthe oil fields would point out
ABOUT Vii-40.
the environmental foolishness of
oil-dependence and lead to development of alternate energy source s,
but this is an unrealistic hope,
Banighen said.
"We can kiss the north slope of
Alaska good-bye," he said. No doubt
the east coast Hibernia developments will also reopen, brutalizing the ocean bed and creating
potential for more disastrous oil
Another secondary impact of
the war is its capability for distraction through the media inundation. Our society, desensitized by
Hollywood's depiction ofthe glamours of war, is "dazzled by technical military brilliance," Banighen
If you doubt that the war is
providing a smokescreen for other
issues, ask yourself what you have
heard about Soviet military action
in Lithuania over the past few days.
Colin Stockton of Earthsave
Canada said: "By going to war with
this bully,
we're diverting attention
from the jobs
that absolutely need to
be done. World
attention goes
onto (the war)
rather than on
people starv-
ingin Ethiopia
...and all the
disasters that
are going on
We can
only hope that
the war in the
Persian Gulf
will not last
long enough to
undo all that
has been
achieved in
raising environmental
ofthe past decade.
as Banighen
points out, "we
are yet another three
away from a
that has not
experienced a
major war."
People pickled by postal problem plagues
by Jennifer Tysdal
While the rest of Canada continues to be plagued with junk
mail, the city ofMontreal has taken
action to annihilate the scourge.
City councillors in Montreal
passed a municipal by-law, January 1, 1991 to cut down on the
amount of junk mail being distributed to people who don't want
By merely posting a sign in
the yard indicating they do not
want junk mail delivered to the
house, a homeowner can be freed
of unwanted throw-aways.
A distributor who disregards
the sign can be fined up to $1000
for two or three violations in a
twelve month period.
Moreover, a distributor must
have a permit to distribute junk
mail and carry it in a way so that a
Montreal leads nation in eliminating unwanted junk mail
resident can see it. The advertising material must also contain the
name and address ofthe distributor.
Although Robin Round ofthe
Student Environment Centre at
UBC said it is too early to make a
judgement on the bylaw's effectiveness, she hopes Montreal's
stand against junk mail will make
it easier for other cities to follow
this example.
The solution, according to
Round, is to let us have the choice
of opting out of receiving junk mail.
"Get the damn junk mail off
our laps. It invades our homes, and
clogs our garbage cans," Round
said. "Junk mail is something we
should have the choice to opt out of
because most of us hate it; abhor
Only three per cent of junk
mail recipients respond to their
mail according to Nancy Yates of
the Environmental Policy and
Planning Institute. The rest of us,
meanwhile, usually throw it away
without even looking at it imposing ahuge and a detrimental effect
on the environment.
Junk mail occupies five per
cent of landfills and, because it is
often incinerated, it contributes to
the greenhouse effect by releasing
carbon dioxide.
What little ofitthatisrecycled
can only be made into low grade
mixed paper which has a limited
market making it unattractive to
recycling companies.
Two levels of government—
federal and municipal—control the
delivery of junk mail. In turn, they
are each responsible for about one
third of all junk mail. Newspaper
inserts account for the other third.
Mostjunkmail andflyershave
no address or phone number and
therefore it is difficult to write or
phone a company or the distributor to tell them you do not want to
receive it.
As well, the people who deliver
flyers and pamphlets are paid according to the number of pieces
they deliver, thus providing an
incentive to deliver more than their
Junk mail can not be stopped
completely and we do not have the
choice to opt out of it Yates said.
Still, she said some people have
found ways to reduce the amount
of junk mail they receive.
If junk mail has "return requested" written on it, return it to
the sender. The sender must pay
for the postage, and will soon realize that you are too costly a customer.
Governments view a personal
letter as the opinion of 70 unspoken people. Try sending a letter,
instead of a petition, to your local
mayor's office asking for stricter
flyer delivery bylaws. Round said
the problem with municipal junk
mail is that "you must deal with
each mayor individually."
You can also write to your local Member of Parliament and request that the Canada Post Corporation Act be altered so that
people have the choice to opt out of
junk mail delivery.
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Communting to campus:
How about cycling?
by Devon Haag
The Bike Committee of the
Student Environment Centre is
encouraging people to "get their
wheels out ofthe garage" and cycle
to school, according to spokesperson Dale Fallon.
"If s now recognized that auto
exhaustis the number one cause of
air pollution in this city," Fallon
said. Fortunately, the almost year-
round mild climate in Vancouver
makes cycling a genuine option as
a mode of transportation.
As well as reducing harmful
emissions, cycling is important for
the effect it has upon city and
campus planning. A good portion
of both Vancouver and UBC consists of roads, concrete and parking lots. According to George
McLaine of UBC Parking and Security, a single parking spot costs
approximately $9000 to construct.
Fallon believes efforts should
be made to lessen this expensive
vehicle space and devote it to cycling routes, sports fields and
Cyclists have access to almost
the entire UBC campus—either by
pushing or by riding their bikes.
An important element to this is
the availability of parking racks,
Fallon said. Quality bike racks
require a covering as students are
unwilling to leave their bikes in
the rain.
Fallon said the university
administration is attempting to
improve cycling conditions on
campus by purchasing new bike
racks. The SEC's Bike Committee
is proposinglocations for these next
racks, including the Grad Centre,
Brock Hall, Hebb Theatre and the
Arts 1 Building. The committee is
also putting forth a plan for the
UBC Physical Plant to rearrange
existing racks for maximum usage.
While biking on campus poses
few problems, biking to campus is
an entirely different matter. Fallon
said students can cycle to UBC by
16th avenue, 4th avenue, or via
the bike path on the south side of
University Boulevard. Unfortunately, this path is badly in need of
repair due to potholes and overgrown tree roots.
"One reason these repairs
don't happen is the jurisdictional
disputes between the University
Endowment Lands, the university
campus and the City ofVancouver,"
Fallon said.
Students living in Vancouver
and cycling to UBC use the route
through the endowment lands. The
people who live on the endowment
lands do not generally ride the
pathway and are reluctant to fund
its upkeep. If conditions are to be
bettered, UBC itself will have to
pay, Fallon said.
"If the University Administration seriously wants to become
more environmentally sensitive, it
will have to improve the cycling
facilities, even if it is not in the
university's jurisdiction. We're
willing to do some ofthe thinking
and planning, but we need the
university to act on it," he said.
Natives to address campus
on enviromentalism
by Laurie Newell
A critique from a Native perspective will challenge the environmental movement in a panel
discussion the Student Environment Centre has organized for next
Wednesday evening.
SEC programme coordinator
and organizer of the discussion,
Anne Aram, said the environmental movement has problems and "if
we can critique it, we can discover
what's wrong and try to change it."
She said people who work in
the environmental movement need
to take amore holistic perspective,
"to address the environment as
part of a wider social justice jigsaw
According to Aram, environmentalists must do more than
preserve wilderness for those few
who can afford to take advantage
of it, and must address the pre
dominantly white middle class bias
of the movement.
Next Wednesday's discussion
will be an attempt to begin this
critique, and to build understanding between Natives and environmentalists, said Aram.
The three member panel will
consist of Peter Scow ofthe Native
Brotherhood of BC, Gary Merkel
of Indian and Northern Affairs
Canada, and Kate Zimmerman, an
According to Aram,
Zimmerman will be addressing
questionable assumptions about
Native people some Euro-canadian
members of the environmental
movement have, such as the belief
that Natives and environmentalists are necessarily aligned) n their
values and priorities.
Aram said this belief obscures
clashes between Natives and environmentalists—such as that
surrounding the nshingindustry—
and can lead to the assumption
that settling Native land claims
will automatically solve environmental problems.
Merkel, of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, will likely
address issues related to economic
growth and development of Native
communities. In view of their wider
interests, Merkel may also question the benefits to Natives in allying themselves with the environmental movement, Aram said.
Scow, of the Native Brotherhood of BC, is expected to discuss
alternatives to clashes between
Natives and environmentalists.
The discussion, entitled A
Critique of the Environmental
Movement: A Native Perspective,
will take place next Wednesday,
January 23 in the SUB Partyroom
from 7 to 10pm.
Carpooling lots planned for UBC
Parking will be set aside for
carpoolers commuting to UBC beginning next September.
According to David Miller,
parking manager for UBC traffic
and security, some 260 parking
spaces will be set aside for
B-2 lot on Agronomy road will
be reclassified as C-lot and used
for car-pools. The parking classification for preferred students—
currently in C-lot—will be phased
Miller said a tag to be hung on
the rear view mirror will be issued
to carpools of three or more people.
Although the AMS car pool registry may be used to ensure the right
people are using the tags, Miller
said the net result will still be
fewer cars going onto campus.
"At least three people register
for one tag, and there will be one
tag for one car, not three tags for
three cars," he said.
The cost of a tag will be set at
$96 per year—the present cost of
preferred parking.
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B.C.'s Environmental Hot Spots
by Graham Cameron
Tatshenshini River
Running for over 320 km through
glaciers and mountains which soar
to over 15,000 ft., the Tatshenshini
is considered the last remaining
truly-wild river in North America.
Those portions of the river which
run through the Yukon and Alaska
are protected as wilderness parks.
However, BC's part of the river
remains unprotected and open to
Threat: A proposed copper ore
mega-project called the Windy-
Craggy mine to be operated by
Geddes Resources.
Stikine River System
Situated in north-western BC, the
Stikine River system is one ofthe
longest intact watersheds in British Columbia. Passing through
several vegetation zones it has a
wide diversity of plant and animal
Threat: Continued logging and
miningby the Tatlan Native group.
Khutzeymateen Valley
Home for one of North America's
last remaining large populations
of grizzly bears.
Threat: The valley has already
been slated by the Social Credit
government for commercial
clearcut logging.
Robson Bight
Known primarily for its world famous killer whale rubbing beaches,
the area also contains the largest
remaining tract of ancient forest
on eastern Vancouver Island.
Having taken nearly 15,000 years
to develop, this unique eco-system
has an incredible level of bio-diversity. In fact, many ofthe species
living there have yet to be identified.
Threat: Logging by MacMillan
Bloedel which endangers both the
ancient forest and the rubbing
beaches ofthe Robson Bight estuary.
Clayquot Sound
Receiving over 140 inches of rain a
year, the Clayquot Sound contains
many of the last tracts of ancient
rainforest on the West Coast of
Vancouver Island. Because ofthe
amount of annual rainfall, this area
is particularly sensitive to soil erosion caused by clearcut logging
practices. Sensitive to this danger,
local residents are currently producing a "sustainable land-use
plan* that is both ecologically and
economically sound.
Threat: Proposed logging by both
MacMillan Bloedel and Fletcher
Challenge. Both companies are
against the land-use plan.
Kitlope River
Draining into BC's rugged northwest coast, the Kitlope River is the
home of the world's largest remaining ancient-temperate
rainforest. If s eco-system took over
10,000 years to develop.
Threat: Clearcut logging by
The Stein Valley
The Stein is the last intact wilderness watershed in south western
B .C. At present it has no roads and
is a completely wild environment.
As such, it is one of BCs most
important habitats for grizzly
Threat: Road construction and
logging by Fletcher Challenge.
As one ofthe last remaining sites
of first growth Sitka spruce, the
Carmanah Valley is the home of
North America's tallest tree: the
Carmanah Giant which measures
over 300 ft. At present 53 per cent
of the valley's 9,700 hectares has
been saved as a park area. The
remaining 47 per cent (situated in
the upper valley where the terrain
is even more rugged and the rainfall even more intense) has been
allotted to MacMillan Bloedel for
Threat: Clear cut logging by
MacMillan Bloedel. Environmental experts say that due to the
steepness ofthe valley's mountain
slopes and the amount of rainfall
each year, logging will undoubtedly
lead to massive soil erosion and
irreparable ecological damage.
Wetlands of the Fraser River
Boundary Bay is a critical bird
habitat. It has the highest concentration of raptors (birds of prey
that are on the top of the food
chain) in North America.
Threat: The Delta Council has
approved several golf courses on
the wetlands.
Sources: Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Greenpeace
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sweep west coast
by Graham Cameron
Within hours ofthe first air strikes against Iraq
on Wednesday, thousands of outraged people clogged
Vancouver streets in protest.
More than 2,000 angry, but peaceful people,
closed the downtown core. Chanting "No blood for
oil" and "Canada out ofthe Gulf," the protestors that
gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery ended in
front ofthe US Consulate two hours later.
The protestors vowed to return every night
with greater numbers until Canada leaves the Gulf.
Similar actions took place across the nation, the
United States and around the world.
Following are accounts of the US reaction by
student journalists at major West Coast American
Thousands   rally   at   Robson   Square.
San Francisco:
An anti-war rally turned into a near riot.
At its height several thousand people moved
through the streets of downtown San Francisco,
"smashi ngwindowsand setting fire to every garbage
can in sight," said one reporter from UCLA's student
paper, the Bruin, who spoke with journalists in San
"They blew up a California state police car in
San Francisco," he said.
Later, news reports said several more cars were
destroyed in the anti-war demonstration and at
least two people were hurt.
On Tuesday, The Bruin reported that more
than 6,000 protesters blocked the Oakland Bay
bridge, a commuter link between San Fransisco and
Oakland that is used by nearly two million people
each day.
Seattle, University of Washington:
"The first reaction was one of shock. People
were restless...a lot of people were just milling
around(the campus)," student reporter Tony Schenk
said after the initial attack was announced Wednesday.
Later that evening more than 20,000 people
rallied around the Federal Building and Capital
Hill in downtown Seattle, Schenk said.
In a spontaneous rally, more than 500 people
blocked a section of Interstate-5, the vital north-south
highway that runs from Vancouver to Mexico. Like all
Interstates, it is designed for moving large missile
transports and troops, Schenk said.
"The student peace movement is buil ding," Schenk
said. "The difference between now and Vietnam is
that we're four to five years ahead. The ball is already
rolling and is just picking up speed.
"The rallies are peaceful now, but if it drags on
then things will get violent."
Olympia, Washington:
On Tuesday, the day of the United Nations's
deadline, at least 500 demonstrators stormed the
State Capital building, Schenk said. They held it for
several hours before voluntarily leaving.
The University of Oregon,
"Last night (Tuesday)
about 500 people blocked Interstate-5. The police used tear gas
against them," said Alice
Wheeler, editor of the
university's student newspaper.
Wednesday night, 2500
people rallied in downtown Eugene until well past midnight.
"It is still growing," she said.
The student peace group
on campus, the No Gulf War
Coalition, is planning further
rallies and is calling for a student walk-out, Wheeler said.
"Everyone assumes that
the US will simply go in, kick
butt, and get out fast."
If the war drags on and a
draft is reinstated many more
students will apply for conscientious objector status than did
during the Vietnam War,
Wheeler said.
"If that doesn't work,
Canada is nice this time of year."
UCLA, Los Angeles:
"There have been demonstrations and violence all over
town," said Maha Youness, city
editor ofthe Bruin.
"Every Saturday there
have been anti-war protests," she
said. "The last protest was over
6000 at the Federal Building.
"Most importantly it included a wide spectrum of people.
They were varied in age, race,
gender, and social position.
People don't want this war."
At the last demonstration
students blocked Wilshire Boulevard, one of Los Angeles's major streets, by lying down on the
don mah photo     roa<I, she said.
According to Youness, the
police purposely refrained from arresting protesters
until the late night was over.
Unlike the Vietnam War era, the current antiwar sentiment has not been directed against the
American troops, she said. "They are not protesting
the troops there, they are protesting against the
She added, however, "A lot of students are worried that if this war drags on there will be a draft." If
that happens, the positive attitude toward the troops
could easily change, she said.
UC Santa Cruz and University of Honolulu, Hawaii:
More than 2,000 students and other protesters
blocked Highway 17, the main link to Santa Cruz,
California, said reports from The Oregon Daily Emerald, the student paper at The University of Oregon.
Reporters from The Emerald also said they had
been in contact with students in Honolulu, Hawaii
(site of Pearl Harbour, the massive US Naval base)
who reported rallies and over a dozen arrests.
Heidi Wills, president ofthe student body at the
University of Washington said, "I think it's happening across the country. Alot of students are concerned.
We've never seen as many students protesting since
the early seventies."
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UBC students protest outside SUB Wednesday
against Strangway's proposed fee increases.
Students protest
tuition hikes
by Franka Cordua von-Specht and
Nadene Rehnby
A spirited crowd of students
carrying signs bearing slogans
such as "The rich can come to
UBC, the poor can go to hell"
rallied in opposition to the
proposed tuition hikes Wednesday noon.
Approximately 300 students huddled together under
umbrellas outside SUB to listen to speakers denounce the
university administration's
plan to increase the tuition fee
every year for the next three
years by approximately 10 per
cent (4.5 per cent plus inflation).
Standing on a wooden platform, microphone in hand, student R.J. Moorehouse urged
students to make the university administration sweat.
"Start by taking action into
your own hands and disrupt activities on campus!" he yelled.
"Make it uncomfortable for the
administration, and keep it that
way until they do something!
"Start by making some serious changes...starting by
getting rid of this government
and then getting the new government to get rid of (UBC
president) Strangway."
Darlene Marzari, NDP MLA
for Point Grey, also took a turn
on the platform.
"High student fees are directly related to accessibility to
post-secondary education," she
said. "You don't need a PhD to
understand that.
"Freeze the fees until a decent, rational policy can be determined and then eliminate
the fees altogether if possible."
After the speeches, students
sang a battle tune whose chorus
began: "Glory, Glory what a
terrible way to learn/When your
fees are going up to almost
double what you earn..."
With protest posters and
umbrellas in hand, the students
then moved to 10th and
Wesbrook Mall, blocking traffic
to hand out pamphlets.
Second year Arts student
Brit Charlebois said in an interview that the tuition fee increase will hurt her chance at a
UBC education.
"I won't make it through,"
she said. "I can't get a loan...I
have to pay my own tuition
which means $2,500 a year plus
enough to live on for a year,
plus the GST on books, and even
35 cents for hot water in the
Ben Duffield, a second year
Theatre student, was also angered about the poor but expensive quality of education at
"Where does the $1,800 I
spend now go to? The classes
are overpopulated, there's little
rapport with the teachers,
there's little campus housing
and in all my classes I have to
pay $5 for photocopies," he said
in an interview during the demonstration.
AMS music rep Jorj
McWhinnie said: "The government should stop spending its
money on war and concentrate
on what's important. Students.
Education. The future."
Tuition at UBC is now one
ofthe highest in Canada, higher
than such universities as
McGill, Queen's, Dalhousie, The
University of Toronto, and many
others, said AMS External Affairs co-ordinator Jason Brett.
Brett, who chaired the Fight
the Hikes committee which organized the protest, said the
turnout was a bit disappointing, but added: "As the news
trickles down to the students
and they have more time to
think about the future of UBC,
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THE UBYSSEY/7 Ferron: Living as it happens
by Laurie Newell
TpERRON is a familiar face to
devoted Vancouver folkies
and feminists.
Perron's music is always
highly poetic. It is complex and
rich with images. She sings
about pain, growth, fear, and
hope in the face ofthe world's
absurdity and succeeds in
universalizing her own experience. Her unrelenting optimism
is infectious. And timely.
Ferron grew up in a working
class family in Richmond, BC.
She recorded her first two
albums (Ferron, 1977 and Ferron
Backed Up, 1978) in her basement on a very limited budget.
They have since become
collector's items.
The release of Ferron's third
album Testimony in 1980 finally
garnered her widespread
recognition. Shadows on a Dime
in 1984 got a four-star rating
from Rolling Stone magazine.
Six years after Shadows on a
Dime, Ferron's latest album,
Phantom Centre, has been long
anticipated and well received. It
has a fuller sound. She is
crossing musical boundaries and
reaching out to new audiences
with a more technically complex
U: How does it feel to be touring
again, after an extended sabbatical?
F: There hasn't been an extended
sabbatical. I've been touring all
along. I don't know, this information has just been getting wilder
and wilder. But I am excited to
be touring. Ill be touring with
the band that made the album,
and well be starting in Victoria,
and then in Vancouver, through
Seattle, and Portland, Eugene,
all the way down to Santa Cruz.
And I'm excited to do the show.
U: How does it feel for Heart of
Destruction from Phantom
Centre to be getting commercial
airplay that your other albums
have not recieved in the past?
F: I think it feels good, and I
think it feels right. And I
understand that Harmless Love
is now the second single. And I'm
really excited about that as well,
because these are songs that are
about personal transformation,
and they're gentle. I just wanted
to see if that could happen, if a
song like that was so attractive
to the general public that it
would end up on the radio. And
I'm finding out that, in fact, we
are all aligned in a certain kind
of sentiment. And I feel very
excited about that.
U: In an interview with Hot Wire
magazine (an American journal
of women's music and culture),
you said you hoped your fans
would know that you were
excited with the new style on
Phantom Centre. How have you
found touring with a band, as
opposed to solo playing you have
done, and has audience reaction
been what you have hoped?
F: Yeah, I think the audience has
a certain way they carry me
inside. They don't want that
violated in any way. Fm trying to
be respectful of that, and also to
be respectful ofthe music and
what each song has required.
Most of the time, the audience is
willing right off the top. In some
cities where I have only ever
played solo, they've waited a
little longer to show their
enthusiasm, but once if s started
it is very contagious.
U: In an interview with CBC
Radio, you talked about your last
three albums as comprising a
trilogy that parallels changes
and outward growth in your own
life. Do you have a vision of
where that growth will lead you
and your music in the future?
F: I don't have that yet. When
the Phantom Centre album
started being written, I didn't
know that it was going to be an
album, or that it was leading
anywhere, or that the songs were
linked together in any way. I'm
again in that place of waiting to
see what's going to come next.
U: Hmm. You sort of live it as it
F: Yeah.
U: When you played at Gayla! (a
women's music concert during
the Gay Games) last summer,
you said you hoped women's, and
I assume lesbian, gathering
places would one day be visible,
street level, bright places to be.
Do you see that happening?
F: I think it's happening more
and more. I think we take up
space in a more visual way. My
idea is no black walls, no shame
or darkness around anyone's life,
whether you're a woman or a
lesbian or a gay man or a black
woman or Hispanic or Indian.
We're just tired of it. There's
something to be honoured.
U: Having seen you in concert
periodically over the last nine
years, I've seen a transformation
in the way you present yourself
on stage—a movement from self-
consciousness to a greater state
of ease. How has that change
been for you?
F: I think that some of it just
came around from being able to
do so much touring that you just
get better and better. The
moments that normally would
terrify you come and go, and you
discover that you are, in fact,
going to live until the end ofthe
show. And when I was younger, I
had a very logical insecurity—I
was young. And I've just been
learning more and more that it's
something that I love to do, and
if s something I do well, and
people want to hear it. There's no
point in shying away from what
the moment demands. So, Fm
having a wonderful time.
U: In speaking with Ellen
Schwartz for the book Bom a
Woman, you said you thought
the people of this earth had
missed the moment when we
were supposed to demand
change, to stand up and say
"No!". If s an ironic day to ask,
but have there been any changes
in the last few years that have
given you more hope for the
F: Well, as we speak, I was at a
demonstration (against military
intervention in the Middle East)
last night in Seattle that had
thirty or fourty thousand people
and when I came home and
watched the news, it was
happening everywhere. And for
quite a while, I think under my
breath I've been thinking, how
come we're not on the street, how
come we're not out yet? The wall
came down, there were demonstrations everywhere—Poland.
Everything was going on, and
here we were still shopping. The
last couple of days have let me
see that it's going to start
happening now. And there's no
better moment for it to start
U: The last thing I wanted to ask
you is a question of your own:
what will be your sacred beacon?
Is there something you hold that
carries you forward in the world?
F: Yeah, I think that as a
civilization that we are in
evolution, and that this whole
thing right now about trying to
make peaceful decisions instead
of hostile decisions is all part of
our growth. I think that it
eventually will come to pass that
we're all going to be on the same
Ferron's upcoming concert is
sold out, but an afternoon
performance has been added.
Monumental nature + monumental architecture + contemporary dance =
Lola MacLaughlin's current show at Canada Place (Harbourview Room)
which runs until Saturday. Student admission is $10.
Or is it but a dream
by Brenda Wong
xi. KIRA Kurosawa's Dreams
encompasses our most ambitious
fantasies as well as our worst
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
The highly acclaimed director
of epic drama weaves a series of
short stories that appear disjointed
until the final vignette. Su'Ice to
say that beauty, nature, death, and
life are tackled in a magical, yet
sometimes sinister world crafted by
Kurosawa's genius.
The imagery enhanced by
studio gimmickry never feels
contrived. It bursts with a vibrant
array of colours and textures, and
dense details of reality.
Sunshine Through Rain traces
the young boy's discovery of the
foxes' solemn yet lithe wedding
march on a day of both rain and
sunshine in the woods. Clearly
humanity develops apprehension
mingled with appreciation for
beauty in nature.
According to Kurosawa, our
brief moment on Earth is to serve
as stewards of the natural environment adapting to its needs.
Ultimately, the 103 year old
villager reveals that the key to
fulfilling our stewardship is to
trust the rhythms of nature, and
appeal to the pure-hearted nature
in ourselves.
In the final short story Village
ofthe Watermill the villager
January 18,1991 AMS executive:
I feel awkward campaigning
on the eve ofthe Persian Gulf crisis: it seems that my efforts are
somewhat out of perspective.
However, the following details my
Effective leadership, I believe
is the single most important quality
of a good president. The opinions
of each candidate on today's issues
will be of little significance to
tomorrow's problems. Like every
other candidate, I am opposed to
tuition hikes, angry about the lack
of affordable housing and concerned about campus safety. What
makes each candidate different is
the manner in which they tackle a
problem. I am a firm believer that
no task is too big, but only a compilation of many smaller tasks.
Small tasks can be handled with
persistence and creativity.,
It is crucial that we, as a uni
versity, work towards upgradin;
the image of UBC—bothinternallj
within our own student commu
nity, and externally, in the cities i:
which we live and across the
country. In fact, there are already
many strong qualities of our university. We do have some excellent
professors, a super intramurals
program, a number of very successful clubs and are conducting
some fascinating research. All
these need to be constantly brought
to the attention of the outside
world—we really are a productive
and creative student community!
Should I be elected as president ofthe AMS, I would look for-
wr *d to developing a creative, dynamic and internationally respected university.
1. The AMS president brought
UBC into the community spotlight
and attention to activities on
campus. Along with Roma, he
worked on the walk home program
which was an exceptional improvement to safety on campus.
Public exposure by the president
could have been geared more towards the academic performance
of our students, the accomplishments of our athletes and the
events on our campus such as the
Canadian Engineering Competition. Perhaps the focus should be
more on the creative and productive energies of our students.
2. I'd like to replace all of Robert's
3. The role of president is primarily administrative. At present the
weaknesses of UBC lie in quality
of education, and public opinion of
UBC student activities. Improving the relations with the commu
nity in which we live and our relationship with other top universities would increase the weight of a
degree from UBC and respect with
which UBC students are treated
in the private sector.
4. Obviously the decision lies in
the needs of the students. A substantial report and list of recommendations of why an opposing
decision should be made. It would
have to be approved by the council
and then resubmitted for approval
by the students.
5. I feel that there can be something done to limit the increases.
This is because the government
could provide more substantial
funding. However, I agree with
several ofthe reasons for which fee
increases have been proposed. For
instance, the allocated increase
for senior professors is reasonable,
considering that they would be
earning a substantially higher
amount lecturing in the US or
working in the private sector. After all, a high quality education is
ofthe utmost importance.
6. Do you think that I would give
away that kind of information half
way through the campaign week?
Maybe on Friday.
1. His most important accomplishment was the construction of
the satellite conversation pit at
the head ofthe stairs because students actually use it. What I woul d
do differently is devote my self to
improved communications. Students need to know what is going
on to make the AMS work. Thaf s
my one big promise; communications, communications, communications.
2. Point of personal priviledge is
where a member feels uncomfortable with room temperature, seating arrangement, etc. and interrupts the meeting to let that point
be known.
3. This year it will be neither. It
will be a communications role.
We've had administrative presidents and we've had political
presidents and the students had
no idea what their council was doing. This year we will have a communications president.
4.1 did address that situation this
year. I felt it was a shame that the
university had to enforce the fee. I
believe in recfac and that it is
needed but it should have come by
referendum. It would've if we gave
it a third chance.
5.1 believe that if we come forward
with a reasonable and well argued
proposal we would be able to convince eight of the 15 board members that the current plan for tuition hikes is wrong. They won't
listen to impossible ideas. What
we need is something reasonable.
6. They are currently living in a
squat in Akalivik.
Leadership, integrity, honesty. An active voice to represent
all students. A responsive force to
motivate students and lend credibility to a unified dynamic uni-
Questions for AMS president candidates
1. What do you think was the most important accomplishment
of the AMS president this year? Why? What would you have
done differently?
2. According to Robert's Rules of Order, what is a "point of
personal privilege?"
3. Is the role ofthe president primarily political or administrative? Why?
4. This year, the AMS council endorsed a $40 increase in
student fees to pay for a new recreation centre even though
students had rejected a similar motion in a referendum last
year. How would you address a similar situation if it arose
during your term of office?
5. Given the past history of the university's attitude toward
negotiating tuition fee increases, do you believe that anything
can be done to limit those increases? Why?
6. What happens to the teeth that the tooth fairy collects?
versity community.
What a load of crap. Student
activities should be fun. University students already have enough
serious and difficult things on their
minds (or should have). Most students are interested in something
to take their minds off their
troubles such as a party or a pottery class or maybe someone else's
troubles. Most students are interested in a government that could
do fun things for them rather than
tangling itself in bureaucratic
knots and expending its funds and
energy for internal strife.
We at the Radical Beer Faction believe that the present government needs a shake-up. We are
the silly revolution. If you think we
are malicious or stupid then you'd
better see a proctologist about removing that giant cockroach. If, on
the other hand, you want to send a
clear message to the next student
government (that you want to have
fun) vote for the RBF. I'm perfectly
willing to take office and turn the
place sideways if not upside down.
1. I think the most important accomplishment that most people di d
not catch on to was that Kurt
managed to put a plant into his
office which he used to great advantage by interposing itself between him and a guest in his office.
On the other hand, I would have
used a large magnifying lens to
make myself look bigger.
2. Well, a point of personal privilege refers to a point that a member raises relating to his own
comfort such as the fact that he/
she is sitting too close to the radiator or has a bright light shining
in his/her face.
3. Yes.
4. In order to raise money for such
projects, I would equip each
member of council with a tin cup in
order that they could solicit donations from the general membership.
5. Short of extortion, the attitude
as it stands cannot be modified.
Perhaps, in the future, we could
try bribery. We could establish a
committee to write up a referendum question, relating to the
amounts of the bribes and the
people to which they would be directed.
6. It used to be thatthe teeth would
be used as ornamentation in art
deco buildings. Butthese days, due
to changes in customs procedures,
the teeth are being stock- piled
somewhere in Arizona.
My name is Rob McGowan and
I am an independent candidate for
AMS president. For the last year I
have sat on Senate as a senator at
large. During this time I have assisted in the creation of committees to review the form and administration of teaching evaluation
and to determine the level of stu
dent participation in tenure appointments.
Because of the importance of
being keptinformed of the decisions
of Senate, Senate Students' Caucus
is allotted two seats on Student's
Council. I have sat in one of these
seats since October, and I have
seen how devoid of directed initiative the AMS is. An executive
continually at odds with each other
held council hostage for most of
their term, enabling little by way
of accomplishments.
To possibly prevent further
bloodletting amongst the executive, certain individuals decided
that slates/groups/teams would be
the AMS's saving grace. Through
a monopoly over the executive, this
thinking goes, peace and harmony
should reign in the northwest
corner of SUB.
In actual fact this is a dangerous proposal. Five like-minded
individuals controlling the reins of
power will lead to only one viewpoint carrying the day. Worse, an
executive split amongst the two
slates will only heighten the conflicts arising from this year's executive.
I feel that I will be effective as
AMS president because I am an
independent and a moderate. If
elected, my non-exposure to slate/
party politics will leave me the
open, equal and responsible adjudicator I must be if I am going to be
either the lone voice in opposition
to a slate or as the moderator between a slate-split executive.
1.1 think Kurt's major accomplishment was the fact that, through it
all, he managed to keep a tight
reign over the administration of
the AMS council meetings and its
agenda. With all the controversies
surrounding him this year, he still
managed to keep a focused eye on
the position and managed to keep
the interests of students at the
forefront. Granted, little was accomplished by this year's council,
but that wasn't his fault. It was
due more to the bickerings and
whims of individuals with their
own agendas. What was accomplished by the AMS this year was
the result ofthe hard work put in
by council members that actually
cared about the whole rather than
the self and that is where people
such as Roma and Kurt made an
impact upon the student society.
How would I be different as AMS
president? I wouldtry to followthe
example of my predecessors and
be a fair and just administrator.
2. A Point of Personal Privilege is
a point made with time taken out
during the debate to ask a direct
question about the matter at hand
in order to clarify what has been
discussed. It may also be used as a
measure by which a person may
take leave of a debate to attend
matters outside the discussion. It
is not called for members to go off
on their own wild tangents and
espouse off-topic beliefs.
3.1 thing the role is both political
and administrative. The job is administrative because the president
is responsible for setting the
agenda for students council and
for ensuring it is followed. The job
is also political because the president is also seen as the figure head
for the student body, therefore the
president must be careful not to
take any one particular student's
side. He/she must try to encompass
all student beliefs. An effective
president cannot be one or the
other, he/she must be able to balance both.
4.1 would like to make it clear that
I wasn't sitting on council when
that was passed. Right now, I would
like to remind students that it is a
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voluntary $40 levy as the BoG puts
it, so technically that means that
day after classes start, students
can apply to have that fee returned
to them. I would immediately urge
the students council—including
myself in my role as a political
figure head—to lobby the BoG to
roll back a levy that students have
so clearly indicated they do not
5.1 believe something can be done.
It's tragic, the apathy level on this
campus, because if we were all
truly concerned about tuition increases we could organize something really radical to get the
administration's attention. However, the apathy level on this campus dictates that occurrences like
a tuition strike will never take
place. We can do something about
the increase. Dr. Strangway's plan
calls for and extra 4.5% above inflation and anyone who has read
his plan can see that this is only a
money grab and his attempts to
mask it by using it to justify an 1.5
per cent increase in student loans
should not go unnoticed. Until the
next election we may not be able to
get anything better than the cost
of inflation.
6. The teeth that the tooth fairy
collects actually go towards making the fake ivory keys for
Hammond organs. There is no finer
use for waste material in existence
As we all know, next week is
election week. That makes this
week campaign week and explains
why I am writing this article. Fm
Sigrid Thompson and I'm running
for AMS president. I have been
AUS president and Arts AMS representative for the past year (note:
this technically makes me an AMS
hanger-on.but actually means that
I have shown interest and acquired
experience in student affairs.) I
am running for president because
I strongly object to the misman-
agement and just plain foolishness
that has been demonstrated by
previous AMS executives. Ibelieve
the AMS president's function is
oxymoronic since it is divided between facilitation and obstruction.
The facilitative portion of the job is
student-oriented - chairing AMS
Council and executive meetings,
helping out with Alumni Association functions, and generally promoting student affairs and interests. The obstructive portion,
predictably, involves the Administration. The president should
not be swayed by pressure from
the Administration: she/he should
firmly defend student interests and
desires, regardless of how unpopular that makes him/her. So
voice your concerns - get out and
1.1 think his most important contribution was summarizing the
administration's program of
student's disempowerment. Rather
than put it in a regular typewritten report to council, I would have
attempted to get it out to a lot more
students, students who wouldn't
be aware that the administration
was becoming rather grabby.
2. It is an interjection into the
course of debate made by someone
who is either personally offended
by the nature of the debate or is
aware that misinformation is being
given. It can also be used to ask for
clarification ofthe issue, although
that would be better done by a
point of information.
3. Fd have to say both. It's the most
political of all the AMS positions
simply because people outside the
AMS tend to hold you responsible
for AMS policy. You are also responsible for the interrelations of
the AMS executive and council
which is a political function.
However, it is administrative as
well because you're responsible for
coordinating and encouraging everyone else's efforts.
4. I would inform council of the
BoG decision to levy a $40 fee for a
student recreation centre, but I
don't believe it should have come
to the AMS as a motion. It is out of
order because itis specifically contrary to the voiced desires of students. I think the current AMS
wanted this fee hike endorsed by
the AMS so that we wouldn't antagonize the administration. That's
wrong. We're here to defend student interests, not suck up to the
5. Negotiating? I don't think the
administration believes in negotiating with students. Nevertheless,
I'm hoping that the tuition protest
will have an effect because they
were so well covered by the media
and as such, the information is no
longer limited to just this campus.
By publicly harassing and embarrassing this administration, I believe we may get a concession. I
don't believe this will be enough,
but at least it will be a start.
6. They're sold to an association of
small African countries who plan
to market them as elephant ivory.
An active abstention is
simple. You simply go
through the whole process
of voting, except you fail to
mark the ballot.
This should send a message to the elections commissioners that either you
think all the candidates
should soak their heads, or
that the entire system is a
complete mess.
A spoiled ballot, on the
other hand, can be a very
effective way of sending special messages to the organizers of this election. Perchance, you may want to ask
about the legitimacy of an
election which is run by an
individual who is chosen by
SAC, and in which several
recent ez-SACies are candidates.
There are, of course,
other ways of expressing
your displeasure, should you
be displeased. But you must
figure these out for yourself.
vice president
My name is Jorj McWhinnie
and Fm running for the position of
vice-president on the Progressive
team. For the past year, I have sat
on AMS council as the music representative. I am the first music
rep in 26 years; I decided to do this
because a new voice was needed in
the all too stagnant. AMS, in order
to help force change.
Unfortunately little was accomplished by this year's council.
It seemed that the majority of
council was working on their own
little agendas, trying to improve
their status while neglecting the
concerns of students. If elected, I
will ensure that UBC will have a
students' council it can be proud of
and one that works together.
Why vote for the progressive
team. Because we will do all the
things that every other person who
has been elected didn't do.
Why should you vote for me? Because I will perform to the upmost
the duties ofthe vice-president as
outlined in code and bylaws. Students WILL know what their AMS
is doing and where their money's
going. So come out and vote for
someone who REALLY supports
students. Remember JORJ
1. The code and bylaws are a poorly
written group of rules at this university. The vp is the chair of the
code and bylaws committee and if
I'm elected I will ensure, not make
false promises, that the code and
bylaws will be tidied up so any
student can understand them. One
of the many roles of the vp is to
ensure that the code and bylaws is
in perfect standing order.
2. The problem is that we're supposed to have an AMS general
meeting at least once a year so we
can get at leat 10 percent of the
student body out. This is in the
code and bylaws. This year we had
a problem with students voting, 19
and over only and students not
really being able to voice an opinion. A good alternative would be to
increase voter turnout atelections.
I see no reason why 10 per cent of
the studentbody cannot be brought
out to pass a referendum. They're
able to at any other university,
why not UBC. I went to the BBQ
not even knowing it was a meeting
and half the people were getting
drunk anyway. That's not how you
hold a referendum.
3. Very much an administrative
posititon. Fm not running for AMS
for political status. Fm running
because I have sat on council as a
music rep for five months and I feel
that council is not doing enough
for students or students are not
even aware that there is an AMS.
In the code and bylaws under duties of VP the most important duty
is to be a liaison between the AMS
and students and faculties. If
elected, students will know about
the AMS andhave a student council
they can be proud of.
4. Yes I do, and I think it a shame
that not enough students came out
to the referendum last time to vote
for it. It was clear by the number of
votes counted that students wanted
the health plan, it just didn't have
enough votes to reach quorum. A
lot of students don't have a medical plan and I want to do anything
within my power to help students
and I feel that this is one of those
ways that students can be helped
directly by the AMS.
5. Yes I do. A majority of universities and colleges across Canada
are members ofthe CFS. It would
enable greater unity with other
universities and colleges and when
the CFS makes decisions against
the Persian Gulf crisis or tuition
fee increases we would be a part of
it. But I would always respect the
wishes ofthe the students if they
chose not to join the CFS. What I
respect most about the CFS is their
consistent stand for an absolute
tuition freeze.
6. The reason streams back to the
early 1600s in lower Somolia. It
was in fact so low that everything
was black and they would draw on
thses boards but not see anything
because even the chalk was black
but one day they left Lower Somolia
for Upper Somolia and were able
to see colours and in fact the chalk
was white and the blackboards
were green.
complex issue which I will not go
into here.
Remember Shawn Tagseth for
vice president with the Unity
Group January 21 to 25.
1. Right now there are a lot of
conflicting areas in the Code and
By-laws. One specific area is quorum. A member of the society is
dubbed as someone taking 12.5
units on or off the campus night or
day. However, quorum is defined
as ten per cent ofthe day members.
Why aren't the other people included? Should they be?
2. The barbeque/referendum
sounded like a good idea at the
time but, reflecting upon it now, it
was not in the best interests ofthe
society. Even bars are closed during provincial and federal elections until 8 p.m. An alternate solution would be to hold it during
registration on telereg and, from
what I hear, the registrar is willing to do it.
3. The way it's defined in Code and
By-laws, it's purely administrative
as far as internal matters go although I don't think anyone can
really separate themselves from
their politics.
4. I do endorse the student health
plan for students who arent under
the coverage of their parents. It is a
great way to help them out. Health is
essential to everyone and it shouldn't
be denied from anyone.
5. It's a very good question. Right
now UBC's voice in the province is
very good but we seem to be lost in
the federal spectrum. There have
been some plans from other universities sent to us that propose an
alternate national federation of
students and the benefits of each
would have to be worked out.
6. Its obvious. They were named in
the dark.
This is my twenty typewritten lines or less. I will probably opt
for less so I don't lose your attention. I see the candidates this year
making some interesting promises,
but one problem with these promises are that they lack long-term
effect. What I hope for with a Unity
executive is that we will build a
foundation that will allow the AMS
to grow and make it a powerful
student voice. Right now the AMS
is divided and weak, but with a
united, reasonable executive I
know the student voice will finally
be heard. I want to start a campaign to increase student activities in the AMS. Ideas I have include increasing programs for
students such as concerts, guest
lecturers and perhaps a spring
picnic as well as the Welcome Back
BBQ. I would also like to increase
communication between the AMS
and the Residence Associations.
These two ideas will get more
people familiar with the AMS and
these students will realize the
value of this organization. As far
as the AMS Code and Bylaws goes,
there are conflicting areas that
need to be changed. That is a
Questions for AMS vice-
president candidates
1. What do you think of the
AMS code and by-laws?
2i Should referendum questions be brought forward to
the student body during an
AMS barbeque? Why or why
not? What would be a good
3. Is vice-president primarily
a political or administrative
4. Do you endorse the proposed student health plan?
Why or'why not?
5. Do you think UBC should
be a prospective member of
the Canadian Federation of
Students? Why or why not?
6. Why are they called blackboards when most of them
are green?
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co-ordinator of
external affairs
According to my future predecessor, the job ofthe coordinator of
external affairs is "to do as I damn
well please..." I feel completely
confident in my ability to fulfill
this role. Besides, I can yell "raise
your beer!" as well as anyone.
Some people have called into
question the ability of slates to
work well with each other. In the
RB^s case this is entirely spurious: we would get along much
better with members ofthe other
slates than we would with each
other. For instance, I, if elected,
would be fully able to work with
both Kelly Guggisberg and Jeff
You may not like all the policies ofthe RBF. If you don't, you'd
better take these elections seriously - there are a few honest,
hard-working, competent candidates (including some of ours) both
on and off the slates. If you don't,
we're going to win. Every democracy gets the government it deserves.
1. The AMS should not take any
position on this issue since doing so
wouldinvol ve taking a position and
while taking a position is often
wise, in this issue, would involve
repercussions which we would wish
to distance ourselves from and
would impact on our ability to take
effective positions.
2. Our present external affairs
coordinator managed to effectively
rally council and organized an extremely well -attendedbeer garden.
Unfortunately, the beer and cider
were of wretched quality. As an
RBF candidate, I will make sure
that in any future event such as
this, we will serve only premium
3. Herbert Hoover, Nardwuar the
Human Serviette, Jean Chretien
and Spuds McKenzie.
4. Based on the success of similar
tactics in the international arena,
I would mount a UBC invasion of
the SFU campus. With their funds
as well as our own, we should be
able to maintain a decent standard
of education and focus world attention on our plight.
5. Beats me.
6. It would take an infinite amount
of time to reach the switch, so you'd
never find out.
Hi, my name is Kelly
Guggisberg and I am running for
the position of external affairs with
the Unity Group. Tuition is an
obvious concern for most students.
With this in mind, I would like to
continue the work that Jason Brett
has started with the Fight the
Hikes committee.Tuitionincreases
above the rate of inflation are unacceptable. I think thisis arealistic
stand. I am committed to pressuring the UBC administration to listen to our concerns and ACT on
In the past few years, the AMS
has been hit hard with budget cuts
affecting all groups - external affairs has not been left out. I am
proposing a new means of providing financial support for both national and international charities.
Each year, external affairs would
organize a fund-raising event for
two charities in which ALL students could participate - much like
the BCIT does with their fundraiser
for cystic fibrosis. This would mean
students would be informed about
the charity and actively support it
at the same time.
To sum this up, I know that I
am a well-qualified person for this
position. I am aware of how the
AMS works and how it doesn't
Thanks a lot - and next week
vote Unity!
Any questions call me at the
Science Office - 228-4235.
1. Yes, I believe the AMS should
take a stand with a matter so huge
as this one. Because students and
people in our age group represent
a major portion ofthe population
we should be entitle to have a say.
As to whether or not the AMS
should support or condemn Iraq's
actions, this is a matter that the
council as a whole should look after since one person cannot possibly represent the views of 27,000.
2. More recently, Jason Brett has
led the Fight The Hikes Committee, which is obviously of necessary
importance for students at this
university. My interests will focus
on repairing the image of UBC to
both students and the public.
3. Advanced EducationMinister:
Bruce Strachan
Education Critic: Barry Jones
MLAs: Tom Perry andDarlene
MP: John Turner
4. I think we've seen in the past
just how quickly politicians react
to public pressure. I believe that
holding student rallies is an effective way to get attention and I
believe that in order to keep that
attention, students must be reasonable and committees should be
struck to negotiate with the government.
5. Co-ordinator of external affairs
is exactly as the name describes —
a liason between the AMS and
everything external to the AMS.
The co-ordinator of external affairs
must keep the students informed
of municipal, provincial and global
6. Oh, shit! I'm in science too, I
should know this.
For too long, the AMS has been
run by people with higher political
aspirations. How can we expect
real action from these "leaders"
when in fact these people are simply bureaucrats with their futures
Questions for co-ordinator of external affairs
1. Should the AMS take a political stand either condemning or
endorsing the fact that Canadian Forces are involved in the
Gulf crisis? Why or why not?
2. What do you think was the biggest accomplishment ofthe
ex-affairs co-ordinator this year? What would you do next
3. Name the advanced education minister, education critic
and MLAs and MPs for the UBC area?
4. How would you make post-secondary education an issue in
the upcoming provincial election?
5. What is the role ofthe external affairs co-ordinator in the
AMS executive?
6. If you were in a vehicle travelling that the speed of light and
you turned you headlights on, what would happen?
Voting can be an external
experience. It all depends
upon your attitudes towards the process.
at stake. Fm running on the Progressive Team because credibility
and sincerity are more important
than unity alone. You cannot
challenge a decidedly right-wing
government and administration
with a like-minded AMS, one that
"kowtows" to Strangway on the
issue of tuition increase by pleading with him not to take more than
he needs. Education in our society
is a right, not a privilege, and noth-
ingless than an immediate tuition
freeze is acceptable. Lack of affordable accommodation (secondary suites) off campus is second
only to the lack of on-campus student housing. The administration's
priority MUST be the student, and
our housing problems need to be
rectified before Strangway's elitist
housing projects can be addressed.
The UEL is not simply a chunk of
prime real estate for the administration to toy with, and no amount
of money justifies its destruction.
Transit issues must also be addressed. Something similar to
highschool students' GoCards
should be available to UBC students as well. Creating ties with
municipal and provincial governments is the first step towards-
being taken seriously, and I intend
to do this. Thisincludes attendance
at City Council meetings and
opening up BoG meetings to the
1. As representatives of the student body, I think the AMS should
gauge the opinions or attitudes of
the student body and take a stand.
I think university students and
the AMS live in a political dream
worldin which really serious world
problems don't affect them at all
and that's simply not the case. As
educated people in this society it's
our responsibility to look at those
kinds of issues.
2. When I look at what he's done
and what I get out of what he's
done, there are things not to do.
The only budget in the AMS with
any money left is external affairs
and thaf s because he's done nothing. He destroyed the referenda
questions at the barbecue and
didn't speak out on tuition until
his campaign for president was
well underway. Issues important
to me, that I intend to work on for
the length of my term, are tuition,
housing issues, transit and doing
everything I can so that UBC administration, municipal and provincial governments take the student body seriously.
3. Advanced Education Minister:
Bruce Strachan
Advanced Education Critic:
Barry Jones
MLAs: Tom Perry and Darlene
MP: John Turner
4. I think the Social Credit
government's agenda has to be
exposed. Education is not a priority for them and I think we need
serious assurances from the parties
that education will become a priority and I simply don't believe the
Social Credit government can do
that. I think Darldhe Marzari has
made it very clear as the NDP
MLA for this riding that education
is her main concern.
5. The external affairs coordinator
is a liaison between the AMS and
external bodies such as the administration, the municipality, and
the provincial government. The
external affairs coordinator has to
take advantage ofthe external affairs committee—which has not
sat under Jason Brett's term of
office—and also challenge the administration and the BoG in the
interests of students.
6. Howlong do I have on this? Well,
I'm a fuckin' artsie right? I seem to
remember something from physics
about there being no preferred
frame of reference. I'd probably
director of
Hi. I'm Ranjit Bharaj and I am
running in the AMS elections with
the Unity Group. The Unity Group
is made up of individuals who come
from different backgrounds and
faculties and who have different
experience and ideas, yet who work
well as a group and best represent
the interests ofthe students. I am
running for director of finance (d of
f) and I feel I am the best candidate
for the position because as a 3rd
year Commerce student I have the
background essential for this job. I
have been involved in the AMS
since my first year and as such I
am knowledgeable of its operation
and complexities. An effective d of
f is objective, unbiased, open-
minded to new ideas and is
nonpolitical. The most important
job of the d of f is to prepare a
budget to determine the spending
of millions of dollars of your money.
This is a very serious job and in
order to produce an effective and
fair budget, student input is crucial. The position of d of f should
not be a vehicle to promote his or
her own preconceived notions regarding the students' money. My
experience and goals are specified
on the bright yellow Unity posters.
Remember, vote Unity during
January 21 to 25 for an AMS ex-
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ecutive that listens and provides
action for the concerns of students.
1. It caused the AMS to straighten
out a few legal problems with the
AMS. Ialsothinkit helped to make
students aware that their input is
really needed and why they should
be aware of the goings on of the
2. I think that if AMS fees are
increased it should not be for a rate
that is higher than the rate of inflation. Because fees have increased for the past few years, I
would like to see fees stabilized for
the next few.
3. I think that responsible fiscal
management is going to be needed
for this. Proper allocations and
efficient allocations are necessary
and also, these ventures will produce revenue to help pay for
4. I'd really have to say it comes
from being a commerce student. In
the faculty of commerce you're required to take courses in finance,
accounting, marketing and organizational behaviour and I feel that
all of these give me the kind of
background that's necessary. I've
also been the treasurer ofthe first
year students program and I organized the new students retreat
of 1990 so I've prepared a budget,
allocated funds, spent the funds —
a similar job but on a much smaller
5. It should be passed in consultation with the students since this
budget directly affects them. I
think it should be passed in late
March, early April because the new
executive comes in in early February . I think that at least a month to
a month in a half is required to
prepare a budget because you need
time to get the student's input.
6. Well, I think we should form a
committee to research the problem,
analyze the question, produce a
report and present the result to an
open forum for all students.
1. I have an allegorical anecdote
from my childhood. My father and
I used to go fishing a lot and once
we went to Edwards Lake and had
a day out fishing on the lake in a
boat. On the way home my dad
said to me, "We sure caught a lot of
fish." And I said "Yeah, lots" and
he said, "Big ones" and I said,
"Yeah, huge."
2. Well, I certainly support decreasing AMS fees, but more to the
point Fm not sure everyone should
pay them, so I think that people
should just pay them if they like,
and not pay them if they don't and
that would be okay.
3. Well, I really like the idea of an
expanded Pit and, based on the
precedent set by a previous Director of Finance, I intend to make it
a service organization.
4. Most people have seen my poster
— "I have a cheque book and a
credit card."
5. Oh, I guess about 9 or 10 o'clock
at night, just after a bite of sandwich and after a little debate.
6. None, they get SAC to do it.
The mandate ofthe AMS is to
provide easily accessible services
for its members. As members we
expect to receive good service at
minimum cost.  This is not what
Questions for director of finance candidates
1. What has been the impact ofthe financial audit done
on AMS accounts last year?
2. Should AMS fees be increased? If so, by how much; if
not why not?
3. How will the proposed expansions ofthe Pit Pub and
SUB be paid for?
4. Where do you get your financial expertise?
5. When should an AMS budget be passed? Why and
under what process?
6. How many AMS executives does it take to change a
light bulb? Explain?
we are getting. There are many
AMS clubs andconstituencies that
are struggling to provide the best
service they can, but they are
underfunded. However, recently,
the budget committee has always
allocated large expenditures to
buying things like furniture for
the Council office or computers for
the AMS executive.
I have already put together a
tentative budget for the 91/92
school year. This along with previous years' actual expenditures
are published in the Progressive
Team's newsletter which is available around campus. My primary
motive is to get input from students
if every discipline and persuasion
for the allocation of AMS revenue.
You can reach me at 222-8616 or
228-3116. I want to meet with
every service organization and
committee by the end of February
to find out how much money they
need. Usually the Budget Committee only reaches this stage after most students have left for the
summer. So the budget is prepared without much student participation.
I have been involved with both
the Science Undergraduate Society
and the Engineering Undergraduate Society. I organized Science Week fn 1990 and I am currently in charge ofthe third session
of the Rights and Freedoms Forum, "Freedom in Education," on
Feb 28th. I think I have the ability
and the motivation to do the job
right and do it well.
1. Theimpactforthecurrentcoun-
cil has been cut-backs in some
situations so that there has been a
wiser expenditure of the AMS
revenue. For me, it has given me
an understanding of where funds
have been wasted and where they
might be better used.
2. I don't believe the AMS fees
should be increased, however, they
may be increased by the administration to account for the GST.
However, I believe that sufficient
money has come in each year such
that with redirecting the revenue,
all services provided by the AMS
can be well-funded.
3. It has been suggested that the
CPAC reserve, by referendum, be
given the jurisdiction to expand
the north side ofthe SUB building,
and at the moment, previous
projects are being paid off and next
year there will be funds to begin
new projects. The CPAC reserve
consists of fifteen dollars taken
from every full time student's AMS
4. By looking at the previous
budgets and actual spendings of
the AMS, it's obvious that the AMS
revenue can be better spent and I
feel that, because the AMS is there
to provide a service, this is where it
should be spent. The numbers from
previous years show that this is
not necessarily the priority for the
AMS council yet.
5. I believe an AMS budget should
be passed as soon as each service
organization and constituency of
the AMS has had input into the
amount of money they are allocated. I have already put together
a tentative budget and I would like
to get the required input starting
6. Five. The Director of Finance
can do the job, and the rest will
fight about it.
director of
Questions for the director of administration candidates
1. In what ways do you think
SAG could be made more accessible to students?
2; Should the Pit expand and
at what cost? Why or why
3. How can the SUB be made
more wheelchair accessible?
4. What problems do you see
with the SUB building?
5. Is your position primarily
political or administrative?
6. At what point in our future will the geo-political alliances represented on Star
Trek be formed?
Hi! My name is Martin Ertl and
I'm a Unity Group candidate for
AMS Director of Administration. I
think the best thing that the Unity
Group has to offer is a coherent
executive that can act decisively
and in unison, without the infighting we have seen over the last
two years. We will do our best to
work for students and represent
students' interests.
Some of my goal s are to protect
the students' voice in the management and operation of the
Aquatic Centre, the Intramurals
program, and to ensure that the
proposed recreation centre is constructed and managed with student input. I will also continue to
run and possibly expand the AMS
Walk Home program as demand
for it grows.
As to my qualifications for the
job, I have been Secretary of the
Student Administrative Commission (SAC) since last May. Holding
this position is invaluable experience for a future Director of Administration. I do not think that
the position of Director of Administration is a very political one.
The person holding the position
should be hard-working, well-organized, reasonable, and objective.
I think I am well-qualified and
very capable of handling the job.
Thank you for your support.
1. We could definitely work on our
public relations especially with
respect to clubs, undergrad societies and service organizations. We
already do quite a bit to make
ourselves known to the club executives; for example with the club
wine and cheese. I really don't think
that it's necessary for the average
student to know all the intimate
details of the workings of SAC
simply because it's an administrative body whose work is not
super exciting. However, I do encourage anyone who wants to get
involved with SAC or wants to
know more about it to come and
talk to me.
2. To some extent that question
comes a bit late, since expansion
has already begun. I whole
heartedly agree with it because at
its current capacity it is not large
enough to accommodate the very
high demand. Hopefully with an
expanded Pit Pub we can cater to
more students. I don't think the
cost ofthe expansion is worrisome
because the extra revenues will
more than pay for the expansion.
3. The biggest problem that we
have and the one that needs to be
most urgently dealt with is the
lack of club office space. As it stands
right now we have approximately
200 clubs and we simply don't have
enough space to accommodate
them all; the offices already currently hold two clubs each. A possible solution to this problem is to
expand the SUB either on the north
side expansion out from where the
Bank of Montreal is currently located or through an underground
extension to the proposed recreation facility. Looking at both of
these options realistically cannot
be realized in a one year time span
but I would certainly like to lay the
ground work for their construction.
4. The SUB can be made more
wheelchair accessible by first of
all, by expanding the second floor
corridor leading away from the
elevator. The AMS should also
make sure that any future renovations or expansions are accessible for people in wheelchairs.
5. I think it's primarily administrative. Moreover, I think the position should be held by someone
who is reasonable and objective.
This is necessary because of the
large number of clubs and organizations with different viewpoints
that one must deal with; it's important to be fair and treat them
all the same and not be influenced
by personal biases.
6. As soon as Canada has a credible space program.
As the Director of Administration, I feel that I could play a
vital role in re-establishing the
trust between the AMS executive
and the student population. To
further this end, I will make all
January 18,1991 P"~
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director of administration
Student Administrative Council
(SAC) meetings public, as well as
establishing an AMS computer
bulletin board system, which all
students could call to giw opinions
and advice on AMS and SAC policies.
One ofthe primary functions
of the d of a is, through SAC, the
running of the Student Union
Building. I want to implement a
full recycling program in SUB,
which would include not only more
recycling bins for paper and pop-
cans, but also for glass, plastic,
metal, cloth and other such materials. I will also do my best to
improve the general safety around
the SUB, a goal which includes an
expanded Walk Home program,
better lighting systems and more
handicapped access.
In light of the drastic space
problems in SUB, I will push for
the North Side expansion, as well
as allowing clubs to choose their
own roommates.
. If you have any further questions or comments, please phone
me at 222-8616, or pick up a copy of
The Progressive.
1. I think that all SAC meetings
should be public and that there
should be some way of getting
general student input on the subjects being discussed. As well, I
would encourage all students to
approach me or any other member
of the AMS executive and raise
any issues that they feel should be
brought up during SAC meetings.
2. I'm in favour of limited Pit expansion because there is a definite
need for expanded facilities. How
ever, I feel there is a drastic lack of
space in all of SUB, and for this
reason I support the north side
expansion ofthe SUB. In this way,
both the Pit expansion and the
need for extra club space could be
3.1 think the major problem in the
SUB is the lack of space which I
have mentioned above. As well, I
feel there should be a greatly expanded recycling program which
would entail not only more recycling bins for established
recyclables such as paper and pop
cans but also the provision of bins
for metal, cloth and plastic.
4. The SUB could be made more
accessible by building more
wheelchair ramps. As well, more
handicapped parkingnear the SUB
should be provided and the service
elevator should be easily accessible
by all handicapped students.
5. The position of director of
adminstration, because it holds
great administrative powers, can
also be used as a political venue.
However, I do not view my role as
a primarily political one, but I
would do my best to handle the
administrative details in sin efficient and effective manner.
6. When the world finally emerges
from the ruin and destruction
caused by the second inter-planetary war between Earth and the
Solarian Federation, various geopolitical alliances, highly resembling those of the Star Trek universe, will be formed.
Antonia Rozario
My name is Antonia Rozario
and I am the director of administration candidate for the Radical
Beer Faction. I am running in this
election because of a dream I recently had. In my dream, my friend
Beatrice leaned over to me during
one of my oceanography classes
and told me that I should be an
AMS executive. This struck me as
being very unusual because I am
not taking any oceanography
courses and I have never known
anyone called Beatrice.
I feel, as always, that student
government at the university level
is far too overrated. Many student
leaders take themselves too seriously and lose their sense of
humour. This would not be a problem for me as I do not have a sense
of humour.
If elected, I would pool all my
humble lipo-saturated resources
into simplifying the AMS. If defeated, though, I wish whoever
wins the best of luck in his term of
office. Both of my opponents are
quality gentlemen and I am sure
that they would do an excellent
Thank you for taking time to
read this and don't forget to support Science Week 1991, January
1. Perhaps by making it easier to
get on, for example by making admittance not limited to those with
good grades, talent and maturity.
I also feel that the positions should
be granted by election rather than
2. Yes, but at no more than
$500,000, the amount of money we
should get by selling the AMS art
gallery collection.
3. Shortage of space, lack of an all-
night convenience store, and
4. More signs indicating where
wheelchair routes are located and
possibly an extra elevator.
5. Neither, it's based on the divine
right of queens.
6.1 have no idea but my favourite
ice cream is spumoni.
BALLOT #1 ^|f^
I support a Bylaw amendment deleting the phrase:
"and words imparting the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender," in Bylaw 1(1);
replacing the words him with her/him, himself with herself/himself and his with her/his throughout the
I support Bylaw amendments changing the term of office. as. Board: Jfcpre&efltatives on Council to be concurrent
with their term of office as student representatives on the Bowd of Governors.
I support Bylaw amendments changing the term Df Council Senators to begin at the 1st meeting of Council after
being elected by Senate Caucus* Jt also support changing the first meeting of Senate Caucus to be within 14 days
of the beginning of the term of office as student representatives on the Senate, AND allowing Senate Caucus to
elect 2 members as Council Senators, eliminating the requirement that the Caucus Chair automatically be a
Council Senator.
I support Bylaw amendments to add the following clause in Bylaw 2:
"4.   Standing
A member shall be deemed to be in good standing until they cease to be a member of the Society
pursuant to Bylaw 2."
AND to change the following Bylaws to read:
i)     Bylaw 3(4)
"(a) A quorum at an annual general or special general meeting is achieved Whste the number of active
members present at such meeting is equal to or greater than 10 perceijt (10%) of the active members who
are currently in good standing."
ii)    Bylaw 4(4)
"b. the number of votes cast supporting therefereadttfli is equal to or greater than ten percent (10%) of the
active members ofthe Society who arc currently in good standing. 'Supporting' shall be defined as
voting in favour of the referendum question."
iii)   Bylaw 19(1)
"(a) a Special Resolution of the Society passed at an annual general meeting or special general meeting of the
Society in accordance with Bylaw 3(4), or
(b)   a referendum held in accordance with Bylaw 4."
□ Yes □       No
"WHEREAS students voted in a 1982 referendum to add a $15.00 fee levy for building projects to their AMS
fee; and
WHEREAS an expansion of the Student Union Building is now necessary to alleviate a space shortage for
such uses as club offices, service organizations, bookable rooms and business outlets:
I SUPPORT the inclusion of future S.U.B. expansions in the mandate of this existing $15.00 fee levy."
□        Yes □       No
I support the proposition that the AMS Annual MeftttXaSfiip t^ft be adjusted annually by the cost of living so that,
commencing with the 1991-92 Academic Year, the AMS Annual Membership Fee for each Academic Year shall
be set as follows:
Annual Membership Fee = $39,50 X
□ Yes
NOTE:        In this calculation:
Annual CPI
October 1989 CPI
1) Annual CPI is the CPI Number for October of the Academic Year immediately preceding the Academic Year
for which the Membership Fee is being calculated:	
2) CPI Number for any particular month means:
(a) if Statistics Canada publishes an index number under the Consumer Price Index (All Items) for Vancouver,
1986 = 100 of the particular month of October, the CPI Number shall be the index number so published; or
(b) if Statistics Canada publishes a index number under an adjusted Consumer Price Index, All Items, for
Vancouver, providing for a base other than 1986 = 100, then the CPI Number is the number arrived at by
adjusting the index number under the index described in (a) above for the last month preceding the adjustment
by the percentage increase or decrease of the adjusted index between the commencement of that adjusted index
and the particular October.
NOTE: The current distribution of the Annual Membership Fee shall not change.
January 18,1991
Board of Governors
Student Senator, 1987-1990 (UBC
and UVic)
Past Chairperson, UBC Student
Senate Caucus
UBC AMS Student Court Judge,
Currently second year Law; MSc
(geology); BSc (Hons)
UBC tuition fees are among the
highest in the country. In 1978, my
first year as an undergrad, my fees
were $536; today they stand at
$2247 - an increase of 320%. The
Consumer Price Index (CPI) during this time has increased by only
about 100%. With Strangway's
"proposal" to increase current fees
by about 10% each year for a
minimum of three years, pushing
fees to the stratospheric level of
$3000, one can only shake one's
head in disbelief.
Enough is enough. Pressure
must be exerted to halt these
unsubstantiated increases. The
BoG has continually rejected valid
student objections. Two years ago,
the majority of presently sitting
BoG members stated that the 10%
fee hikein 1989 was an exceptional
circumstance and voted for the
1989 increase on the premise that
over-inflated fee increases wopld
not occur again. I stand for a fee
increase based no higher than the
I have additional concerns involving campus security and affordable daycare; low profile issues
which have never been reasonably
dealt with by BoG and UBC. As a
student BoG representative, 111
fight for more funding in these
On January 21 to 25, please
vote for Tony Fogarassy, Law 2.
1. It's a tripartite answer. I'm
concerned with tuition fees, day
care, and campus security. Please
see my above statement.
2. On first blush, I'm against
holding BoG meetings in camera.
Students require direct and immediate access to decisions made
by the board. It really is an
affrontery to one's sensibilities to
think that the university is run
under a secret cloak.
3. The majority of BoG members
shouldbe elected. At present eight
out ofthe 15 sitting members are
government appointees. Thus any
decision whether procedural or
substantive is, by sheer numbers,
dictated by the provincial government. In addition the chancellor
and president are ex-officio members; thus of course endorsing the
government line. At present, there
are two elected faculty members,
one staff member, and two student
reps. I would like to see; student
representation doubled to four and
elected faculty doubled to four. This
would, I believe, result in a more
equitable distribution of voting
power on the board.
4. I think I would have a lot of
influence. Firstly, I'm experienced
in university affairs. I have served
a number of terms on Senate (UBC
and UVic) and am currently serving as an AMS student court judge.
I have an MSc degree from UBC
and thus feel qualified to represent the views of graduate students. In addition, I have attended
three universities (UofC, UVic,
UBC), and feel confident with the
issues presented at all these
I am currently in the faculty of
law and I believe that the administrative and legal technical knowledge base acquired will be useful if
I'm elected to the board.
I also have four years of postgraduate work experience.
5. I will address the issue of the
proposed student fee increase by
pointing out to the board that in
1989 sitting BoG members state
that the 10 per cent fee hike at that
time was an exceptional circumstance and voted for the 1989 increase on the premise over inflated
fee increases would not occur again.
Simply the board's reasoning in
1991 is not logical or consistent.
6. Down the drain.
I'm running as part ofthe Progressive Team. I am in Arts 2 returning to school after eight years
in the work force. I operate a successful small business as well as
attending UBC full time.
I want to open up BoG. For too
long BoG has been making decisions in private, making announcements just before or after
they are implemented. Contracts
for Hampton Place were already
signed and sealed with the developers before the students or the
public ever heard about this high-
rise complex. The plan to raise
tuition fees was known for months
yet BoG chose to announce the
increase during December exams,
when few students were on campus. Previous reps to BoG have not
been responsible to the students
who elected them. Do you even
know who your BoG reps are?
Next week vote for the Progressive Team and elect me to the
Board of Governors. We will work
to change the AMS. It should not
be a private club for petty AMS
bureaucrats. Let's return SUB and
the AMS to the Students.
1. I think the BoG for too long has
been a secretive group that nobody
knows anything about. Our past
student representatives over the
last couple of years have not been
responsible and instead have been
co-opted by the administration.
2. I think that's a travesty. There
are certain issues that necessitate
in camera meetings but I find it
hard to believe that eighty percent
of every monthly meeting has to be
in camera.
3. Atleast 75percentof BoGshould
be elected from various constituencies. There is a case to be made
for some appointed positions from
the provincial government, but the
present situation whereby more
than 50 percent of the board is
appointed ensures that BoG is not
responsible to the University community but is only a rubber stamp
for the politicians in Victoria.
4. I believe I have limited influence on BoG because 8 out of 15
BoG members are provincial appointees but I will be able to inform
the students about BoG decisions
that would previously have not
been dealt with openly.
5. There should be no fee increase
of any type at this time, the University is underfunded but to go to
the students to pick up the slack is
6. South Africa?
Potential student representatives to the Board of Governors
must possess certain qualities for
them to be successful. Most importantly they must be credible.
In order to sway other members of
the BoG, arguments must be rational, realistic and well-supported. Further, they must understand the motivations ofthe other
BoG members and how to lobby
them effectively. I have served on
many committees with faculty,
staff, government appointees and
vice presidents, giving me ample
opportunity to hone the skills necessary to win support from non-
student members.
Given the president's commitment toward ever higher tuition fees, I want to ensure that
monies for student aid and bursa-
Questions for Board
of Governors
1. Why do you want to run
for BoG?
2. How do you feel about
the fact that all BoG
meetings are held in
3. Should all BoG members be appointed or
elected? Why?
4. How much influence do
you think you have as a
student rep on the BoG?
5. As a student rep, how
will you address the proposed increases in tuition
6. When snow melts,
where does the white go?
ries increase accordingly. Token
increases will not assuage the burden caused by a substantial increase in the real cost of a UBC
education. It is vitally important
to hold Dr. Strangway to his word
that "no otherwise admissible student will be turned away for financial reasons."
I am committed to making sure
the university does not simply pay
lip-service to the real issues of
racism, sexism, and sexual harassment on campus. It is important to create and improve policies
in such a way that substantive
improvements are noticed, while
at the same time preserving the
rights of individuals.
1. I've been on Senate for two years,
and I feel that student caucus has
made a lot of positive changes in
the academic curriculum at the
university. I'd like to continue
working towards positive changes
for UBC. I'd also like to work towards keeping tuition down in order to keep UBC accessible to all
2. I'd prefer to see the board meetings not held in camera because in
the past as a student not on the
board it's very frustrating to be
given these decisions when you
don't know who is voting. I don't
know what the individual board
members think, or who is voting
for or against such things as tuition
3. Boardmembers should definitely
be elected. We need them to represent our views, not the views of
people who are in the position to
appoint them.
4. I think the student reps can be
very effective, and they're not just
a token member ofthe board. They
have to be able to lobby and persuade other board members to see
their point of view.
5.1 definitely oppose the increases.
It would be nice to see a freeze on
the fees. If the board will not go for
that, I would at least like to see a
cap put on them at inflation. No
matter what happens, we must
hold Dr. Strangway to his word
that no otherwise admissible student will be turned away because
of financial reasons. The one percent component ofthe hike proposal
that's supposed to go towards
student aid certainly won't cover
the increased demand or need for
student aid.
6. There actually is no white colour,
there's nothing physical to it anyway. It's just how we perceive it, so
when the snow melts, it goes, just
like the blue colour ofthe sky.
I am going to make sure that students know what the BoG is up to
throughout the year. (Ill write letters to The Ubyssey if I have to). I
also want to make sure that the
BoG knows what students think of
them (in whatever nasty terms that
may be used). Since I'm supposed
to be a student representative, 111
keep my office and phone open
regularly so I know what opinions
I'm representing. (By the way, if
you have questions now, call me at
433-5214). I'm not forwarding my
own political agenda; I just want to
do the job.
1. Because I think that I'd do a
good a job because I don't try to
forward a particular political
agenda. I've got reasonable experience with UBC bureaucracies and
undergraduate facilities and I'm a
reasonably nice guy.
2. I don't particularly like it because the board is the governing
body of the university and people
should be able to find out what the
governing body is doing.
3. It would be nice ifthey could all
be elected but I'm not quite sure
who should be electing them since
students, staff, and faculty are already represented by elected
members. I'm not sure if the general public would be too interested
in voting for board members because even now students don't
know what the board does.
4. There's a lot of lobbying influence, but strictly in terms of
numbers we're only two out of fifteen, so that's not a whole heck of
a lot. We are primarily there to let
the board know what students
5. The first thing I want to do is to
find out what students think about
tuition fee increases. Since it's
likely that they won't want them,
all I can do is try to convince the
rest of the board not to increase
6. It goes away!
I'm not running for BoG so I
can add another entry to my resume. I'm not claiming that I can
single-handedly lower tuition fees.
My name is Ben Prins. As a
member of the Senate, AMS student council and a number of university committees, I feel I have
acquired a clear understanding of
how this university and student
society work. I feel that if one has
the background knowledge they
can make the best decision on an
issue. By doing this you can work
with the decision makers and improve the conditions for students
on campus rather than allow them
to deteriorate.
If elected I will ensure student
concerns are heard by the board
and administration and that they
are acted upon.
1. I feel that there's been a great
lack of student input into the affairs
of this university. Irresponsible
tuition increases and environmental hazards have induced me
to personally see what I can do to
January 18,1991 Board of Governors
remedy the situation. Student
concerns must be heard and voiced
to the administration and president of this university.
2.1 feel that closed board meetings
act both in positive and negative
ways for students. Positively in a
way, for student board members
can informally persuade other
board members to their point of
view. One to one, a student board
member can have more effect on
the decision makers rather than
by mass discussion. And it acts in
a negative way by creating confusion among the students at large,
and keeping them misinformed.
3. Election of all board members
would not be efficient and in the
best interest ofthe students or the
university. Perhaps election of
members from the big business
community would allow for more
public input and thereby increase
the awareness of the function of
the board and the needs of students.
4. Student representatives have a
great influence upon the university, Board of Governors, and students. Their influence upon the
university is through their role as
participators in the admi nistrati ve
level. As a Board of Governor rep,
you are able to discuss and relate
the views of students to other board
members as well as actively vote i n
all decisions. Thirdly, as a member of the AMS students' council,
you are a decision maker, and
therefore affect students at large.
5. I will actively try to dissuade
the proposed tuition increases. The
members of the board must be
aware that student tuition is not
an unlimited resource from which
they can draw whenever they wish.
By relating the se vie ws to the board
members, I will convince them that
there are other areas from which
money can be drawn.
6. Since the white colour of snowis
due to the crystal structure of ice,
through melting, water's natural
colour is once again reflected.
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Tuition hikes are not inevitable!
On the proposed tuition hikes,
Martin Wilder believes that by
reworking the faculty tenure
system and making UBC more
responsive to industry's needs, we
can avoid tuition increases and
give you better value for your
education dollar. This does work.
For an example, one can look at
SFUs downtown campus.
Wilder, although in second
year, has had considerable experience working in responsible, team
oriented environments. Wilder
worked with the YMCA Youth
Leadership Program for six years.
He worked with handicapped
adults and children, coached eight
different teams, and participated
in many different leadership conferences. His hard work and dedication has been shown in his two
year's experience as a ski patrol-
Ier, and as amember of a Rapattack
forest fire fighting team.
Recently, Wilder worked for
the Federal Dept. of Fisheries and
Oceans, as an industry liaison officer. He is comfortable communicating with both industry and government people and takes on these
roles with enthusiasm and loyalty.
Martin Wilder will work hard
to further the efforts ofthe Board
of Governors to the best of his
1. I'd like to run for BoG because I
feel I can have a strong impact
while working for the BoG. I will
be here for two years and I'd like to
put as much effort into the university as I can. I believe that the
more you put into something the
more you get back.
2. Basically, the board considers a
wide range of very sensitive issues
that must be carefully considered
before going before the public to
avoid misinterpretations.
3. There should be a balance of
elected and appointed officials.
Since one ofthe primary functions
ofthe board is to assist gathering
funds for the university, having
the ear ofthe ruling party is very
4. My influence will be based on
how I will be received by the board.
If I can present well-reasoned, intelligent arguments, then I will
gain their respect and the board
and the members will listen. There
i s of course a limit to what a stu dent
can accomplish in the company of
these executive members. I will
however do as much as I can to
further the interest of UBC.
5. I believe that tuition hikes are
not inevitable. On proposed hikes
I believe that too much of the undergraduate experience is being
sacrificed in the name of research.
By reworking the present faculty
tenure system, and making the
university more responsive to the
needs of industry, we will attract
greater private funding, have better quality teaching in the classrooms, and produce a higher
standard of research at the
graduate level and reduce the financial burden felt by the
6. It disappears off the mountains
and flows down into the oceans, so
that those of us that carve it up on
the steep and deep can shred when
the wind blows.
Senate: At-large
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1.1 feel that I have a lot to offer in any
form of student government. I choose
the Senate because I feel that academic issues are most important.
2.1 think that students should have
some say, however, it should not be
unlimited. The present system needs
reviewing and it is indeed something
we should look at.
3.1 think that student representation
on senate is adequate. We have to be
realistic in vying for the appropriate
amount of power that students hold
while maintainingits binding authority within the university community.
We should instead strive to do the
most with what we have.
4.1 think that the amount of influence
is dependent on the particular representative and how adequately he does
hisjob. I think the administration and
faculty members are willing to listen
to student opinions when they are
properly articulated.
5. It is an extremely popular idea to
extend reading break into a week, as
well as other rescheduling, but we
have to be realistic with our expectations. Ifitis something the majority of
the students want then we should try
to accomplish it.
6. Hedonism went out with the 80s,
just eat it raw.
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the university. I think most students
come to the university to getaquatlity
education. I think the best way to do
that is through the Senate,
the esecond reason is I have to be
involved in something, and the AMS
is like ramming your head against a
brick wall. All it does is give you a
2:1 can see that some student imput
should be used, however, these decisions should ulitmately be up to the
Senate, and hence the faculty. As a
result, on the tenure committees, there
should be one third student representation. In addition, in a more global
perspective, tenure shouldbereviewed
every so often, perhaps every fifteen
years. Fm sure most students have
had professors bordering on senile.
These students should not be forced to
suffer just because the professor was
outstanding in his/her field.
3: I think that some of the bigger
faculties are underrepresented, in
faculties should have increased representation, proportional to enrollment. Aside from that, the reatio is
fairly acceptable.
4: Individually, next to none. As a
member ofthe Senate caucus, I can
have a lot. The Senate caucus is the
largest block ont the Senate. The use
of that block can be very influential if
we can convince enough ofthe faculty
senators of the worthiness of your
5:1 think reading week right now is a
joke. I feel we are given two days off
solely to balance out the two terms.
Two days is not enough time to go
anywhere or do anything. Reading
week should be a week at least. Even
if that means extending classes into
April. In addition, stat holidays for
students should correspond to real-
world stat holidays.
6: Personally, I enjoy my Shreddies
with a little bit of sugar. However, I
always feel guilty about this. After all,
"good good whole wheat Shreddies" if
they're doused with sugar.
My name is Ken Armstrong, and
Fmafourth year arts studentrunning
for senator atlarge. Fm running as an
independent. I believe that a university education is very important in
today's worl d. That's why Fm running
for Senate, as opposed to anything
else. We, the students of UBC, need
someone on Senate to ensure that the
quality of undergraduate education
remains reasonable. For this reason,
I will work for fair course evaluation,
student input in the teacher evaluation process and student input in the
tenure process. Currently, UBC is too
much of a research institution, and
not enough of an educational institution. I want to reverse that order.
1: There's two reasons: first of all, the
Senate controls the academic half of
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Fm running for Senate because
Fm concerned that students do not
have enough input into the crucial
Senate decisions which affect our academic life. Student involvement is
vital to the university's long-term
planning and to issues such as curriculum development.
I have the experience of being
both an undergrad and, now, grad
studentatUBC. Iknow whatitwillbe
like for both groups if president
Strangway pushes through his plan
of increasing the number of grad
students by 50% by 1995. Without a
commensurate increase in the number of faculty, grad students will become essentially unsupervised TA
automatons, and undergrads will
rarely get to speak to profs outside of
class. Your Senate reps must ensure
that the academic integrity of this
university is upheld.
Because of my student experience here and el se where, because as a
mature student Fm putting myself
through school, because Fve lived off
campusandin residence, andbecause
Fm currently a member of both the
Grad Student's Council and the AMS,
Tm aware of most ofthe issues facing
UBC students, and I know which ones
can be addressed by Senate.
Please vote the Progressive slate.
As individuals, we're committed to
the issues and responsibilities ofthe
positions for which we're running. As
a team, well be an efficient, cohesive
unit which will represent your concerns in three ofthe major forces for
student involvement at UBC.
1. I want to be involved in setting
UBCs academic policy. I think it imperative that there be student input
into the decisions which must directly
affect students. Those decisions are
decisions about courses of study, faculty organizations, evaluation, examination, etc.
2. I think it is time for a thorough
review. I also believe student input is
vital. It is clear that the Senate supports this position because they just
passed a motion for a review con-
cerningfaculty re view and tenure appointments.
3. Well, I have two answers to that.
The first being that it is appropriate
that we have one rep per faculty and
five at large. We just need to be sure
thatwehave 17 active participants on
senate. My second answer is that if
presi dent Strangway wants us to contribute 30 percent of the operative
budget we should have 30 percent of
the seats on senate and BOG.
4.1 think my influence depends on my
commitment to participate and be
actively involved and my personal
credibility with the other senators. I
think the student senate caucus potentially has a great deal of influence.
The caucus has began to wield this
influence but there i s cl early a greater
potential for caucus influence.
5. Yes, Fm very much in favour of
having a reading week. The
administration's position has always
been that students would spend this
time skiing or going to Hawaii but not
studying. For one thing, I don't know
how many students have the money
to fly to Hawaii for a week or buy a
week's ski passfor Whistler.Butmore
importantly, I think the administration underestimates the commitment
of students. We not only give up four
wage earning years to attend UBC,
but we also subject ourselves to more
stress and tension then any other
rational person would do. I know L as
an undergraduate, would have made
constructive use of a reading week
and I don't think Iamatypical. Ithink
there are other potential changes to
the university calendar but this is
perhaps one ofthe most important for
6.1 personally don't eatmy Shreddies
with sugar, but far be it from me to
dictate the breakfast habits of others.
1. I want to run for Senate because I
want to play an active part in student
government. I think that enough
students working together can actually do something for a change.
2. I think that the review of faculty
appointments and tenure is a good
idea, and students should have some
say in the evaluation of their teachers
because students are the ones who
actually see the professors at work,
but I think there has to be a lot,of
January 18,1991
ELECTIONS/7 discretion. Having students control
professors' careers is a position of
power and could be dangerous.
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3. No, students do not get enough
representation in senate. There are
five elected Senators at large and the
faculty repsfor atotal of about 30, and
they're not a unified force. The students should work together on Senate
for student issues.
4. Not much. One voice cant change
the Senate. Students do need to work
together and have accurate representation.
5. The reading week question is one
that a lot of UBC students feel that
they're getting ripped off about, because other universities get alotmore
time. Tdliketoseemorethanadayor
two, but not so much that we'd lose
classroom time. Mistakes like the
Remembrance Dayonethathappened
thisyear wouldn't be as painfulifthey
were well publicized. Fd just like
Senate activities to be known.
6.1 eat my Shreddies with honey, Fve
done it all my life. It may sound kind
of funny, but it keeps them on my
1. I think that students have a right
to be heard and I have an interest in
academic policies. I feel that students
deserve a fair shake, and serving on
the Senate would enhance my knowledge ofthe political system at UBC.
2. I think students deserve an input
on tenure questions. I dont think it
should be an administrative decision.
I think that the committee set up now
should further their investigations
into it and design some sort of mecha
nism by which students can help
select faculty for tenure.
3. What I think you have to do is
increase student knowledge about
what Senate does and increase stu-
dentinputintoit. Right now we have
17 students and about 60 faculty
members. Sometimes student senators feel a little overwhelmed so we
have to increase their knowledge
about political systems as well as
student population.
4. I think initially when I start out I
wont have a great deal of influence in
how the Senate operates, but once I
work on the Senate and serve on
some committees I think I can have
some influence on it. Also due to my
previous experience on council and
committees Fve learned about the
political system and how to construct
5. Actually yes, I would like to see a
reading week. I feel that students
need a break and that this is a time
thatthereisahigh suicide rate. Many
of the universities offer a complete
week and I feel that UBC should also
offer the same.
6. With: it adds to the sweetness of an
already bland cereal.
For the past year, I have served
as the student senator for the Faculty of Science. During my term of
office, I have taken a number of
initiatives to increase the welfare of
students, and I hope I am re-elected
so I may continue working on them.
My primary concern is with
the teaching quality at UBC. Many
students feel that it is not a priority
with the administration. In dealing
withe the issue, I have had Senate
establish a committee on teaching
evaluation. I am currently co-
chairing this committee, making
me the first studenttochairaSenate
From my work on teaching
evaluation, another Senate committee has been set up to investigate giving students input into the
promotionandtenure of professors.
As a member, I hope to change the
rules so students can finally participate in these decisions.
I am also working on the establishment of a full-time staffed University Ombudsoffice. This office
will be officially recognized by the
administration, and will have real
power in dealing with the university bureaucracy.
It is important that my name
be spread around and that I get as
many votes as possible, so that my
work is given credibility. So vote for
Orvin Lau, January 21-25.
1. First of all I'd like to improve the
teaching quality at this university.
A lot of students have complaints
about the profs and the way they
teach the courses. As well, I-want
to increase student awareness of
the Senate at this university. I've
stated a number of initiatives and
I hope to be elected to Senate again
so I can continue with my work.
2. I feel that students should have
input into such decisions. Professors don't reali ze that the students
have a much different point of view
and have much to offer in the way
of ideas and thoughts when it comes
to considering wh" is promoted or
tenured. Currently, I'm working
towards this goal on the newly
established Senate committee
dealing with this matter.
3. Student representation on the
Senate could be doubled from the
current number of 17 students to
34. Right now, faculty outnumber
students by a factor of 3 to 1 and
provide a more equitable representation. However, I'd like people
to know that the authority to
change the composition of the
Senate lies solely with the provincial government.
4. I believe that I do have quite a
bit of influence on Senate. The reason i s that I keep an open mind and
faculty respects me for that. Given
that my initiative has gone so far,
I feel that's proof alone ofthe influence I have.
5. I would like to see the reading
break extended to one week as it is
at other universities. However, I
don't see a change in the near future, as the administration has
refused to extend despite the lobbying of student senators.
6. I think they should be eaten
with sugar, since I have a sweet
tooth myself.
Questions for Senate candidates
1. Why do you want to run for Senate?
2. How far should we go with the review of faculty
appointments and tenureship? Why?
3. Do you feel students get enough representation on
Senate? How would you improve it?
4. How much influence do you think you have as a
student rep on Senate? Why?
5. Would you like to see any changes to the UBC
schedule (i.e. Reading Week)?
6. Should shreddies be eaten with or without sugar?
If I were to hold a seat on
Senate, I would concentrate on
several issues. One major one
would be the implementation of a
past Senate ruling (April 1978)
that any teaching assistants
without prior teaching experience
would have to take a course, set up
by the faculty for which they are
teaching, to learn valuable teaching skills. It is important that the
calibre of T.A.'s be maintained for
all faculties. Tutorials are held to
help students, not confuse them
with unclear concepts. Another
thing that I will work for is better
planning of the exam schedule.
This schedule would prevent the
infamous three exams in one day
and two the next. Exams should be
spaced out to allow the students to
study for an exam, not cram (yes
there is a difference). This ties in
with enrollment quotas. If enroll-
mentis allowed to grow unchecked
year after year, UBC's resources
sill be stretched far beyond their
capability. Senate should plan
enrollment with the hiring of new
professors and the construction of
more class space so that class sizes
do not become too big or crowded.
This would help prevent the sudden quota restrictions set on some
Remember, each faculty dean
has a seat on Senate, I would be
the thirteenth...Vote for the thirteenth "Dean".
1. Senate represents all the academic responsibilities of the university and that's what I am quite
concerned about. Being on the
Senate I will represent individual
students, not just any specific faculty, undergrad society or club.
2. I think there should be student
reps on the faculty tenureship
committee so that they can be there
to voice student concerns in our
educational system. I don't want
there to be too much student representation because in that sense it
would make the process overly
political and it will prevent the
faculty or professors from maintaining the quality of education
that UBC is supposed to offer.
3. Student representation on
Senate can't be evaluated on the
basis of the number of students
who are senators. The amount of
representation relies on the student senators. It is their responsibility to see that student concerns
are voiced clearly.
4. My influence on the Senate will
come in the form of logical and
rational arguments towards the
student issues. I believe this will
be very influential.
5. I would like to see a form of
reading week before our Christmas and April exams. I feel that
currently in the last week of classes
there is pressure among students
to catch up on their assignments
and their laboratory work and that
they do not have adequate time to
prepare for their exams. If given
the extra time and the assistance
of professors and teaching assistants, the grades that students
would receive would be based on
their understanding ofthe material
and not ruined simply because of
the lack of time to prepare.
6. With.
Do you understand your T.A.?
Do you think that he/she could use
a refresher course on effective
teaching techniques? I recognize
good T.A.'s. I even have one. However, many times I have heard the
complaint that this T.A. cut the
tutorial short (again). I'm referring to a motion passed by Senate
13 years ago. It refers to a "departmental training program" for
the T.A. with no previous teaching
experience. This program should
be available because it is a service
to both students and assistants.
Think about it, the T.A. can get the
message across. The student can
feel good about being able to talk to
someone competent. Or what about
the Remembrance Day fiasco? We
don't all read our Calendar cover
to cover. We rely on our student
senators to keep us informed but
we also expect the university to
run as most other businesses,
keepingregular holidays, etc. I will
report Senate decisions on a regular basis. Finally, tuition fees this
term are due January 22nd, three
weeks after the start of second
term. So why were we subjected to
a payment date on September 5th?
Some of us haven't even received
our loans by that date. Anyway,
the point is not how much I can do
for you during my term, but that I
will do it well. Anyone can just be
a senator, but I know that I can
achieve something useful.
1. I think I have something to
offer. I stand for three separate
issues. One is the date of tuition
payments. The second is the TA
training programs that were
implemented by Senate thirteen
years ago. Finally, I feel strongly
about what happened this year
regarding the Remembrance Day
holiday. I would like to keep students informed.
2. As students, we are taught by
professors. We should have a vote
regarding appointments to faculty.
Students have a good idea of who
are good professors and bad. As
some faculties are promoting
teaching excellence, I feel that
students have a lot to offer.
3.1 feel that students do get enough
representation on Senate. There
is a two to one ratio of faculty to
students, and that's a fair ratio.
The fact that students even get
representation on Senate is not
something that should be disregarded. If those elected are capable
of representing students adequately, than increased representation should not be required.
4. In my capacity as student
senator, I have the ability to influence other student senators
through the student caucus. Collectively, we can act effectively to
influence the decision-making capacity of the faculty.
5. Yes,Iwouldliketoseeareading
week. In a sense, I believe that the
university has overstepped its
boun ds in its capacity to adequately
educate the over 28,000 students
enrolled. Should the university
consider implementing more realistic enrollment quotas so as to
lessen the need for such stringent
exam schedules, there would be
time for a much needed reading
6. You should definitely eat your
shreddies with unrefined (or is it
partly refined?) brown sugar. And
skim milk.
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Senate: At Large
My name is Stephanie Moroz.
I am an Applied Science student
an I am running for senator at
large. When I entered UBC last
fall I had great expectations. However, these expectations have been
tarnished by increasing education
costs, inadequate student housing,
and varying levels of teaching
abilities. I have also encountered
courses which have been poorly
organized and which did notreflect
the needs ofthe program (eg. Applied Science 120).
I am very involved in undergraduate activities and so I have a
great deal of contact with the students. This contact gives me a
good way of knowing what the
students' opinions are. As senator
I will consult with students to hear
their concerns.
I have several years remaining
at UBC and I am interested in its
future. I see the Senate as the
place where many ofthe important
decisions are made, and therefore
as the place where changes can be
made. If elected, I will work hard
to see that changes occur.
1.1 feel it is a place where quite a
few decisions is made. One of the
things I would like to see changed
is the way that the course curriculum is just rubber stamped by
the Senate. The decisions are made
by the department and faculties
mainly and are not necessarily in
the best interests ofthe students.
2.1 think the professors should be
reviewed on a regular basis and
have quite a bit of input from the
students and faculty and the professor as well.
3. I think there should be more
student representation on senate.
One way to improve that would be
for the student senators that exist
to actively seek out the student
body's opinions on all issues that
the senate is concerned with.
Also, faculties that don't submit
any candidates to run for senate
should be encouraged to get then-
students to run.
4.1 don't think I have very much
influence just with my own individual vote on issues, but I do have
influence in how well I can express
my opinions to the other members
of senate and therefore convince
them to see the students' point of
5. Yes I would like to see a longer
reading break, especially in first
term. Then we could add a couple
days to the end ofthe term to make
up for the classes missed.
6. Shreddies should not be eaten
with sugar. The sugar causes an
immediate burst of energy but then
the burst is followed by a downswing which can drain a person's
energy for the rest ofthe day.
Hi! We are... Hugh Leung and
Wendy Wong.
Sorry, there are no pictures of
us you can draw moustaches on.
Heck, we hardly ever see each
other, let alone take a picture together. And since we're running
for senators at large as a team, we
ought to take a picture as a team,
right? But, like we said, we hardly
see each other.
You know how they say that
you can't be at two different places
at any one time? We can. Remember, we hardly ever see each other.
So naturally, we're at two different places at one time. Is there an
echo in here?
Anyway, as you can see, this
way, we cover lots of ground.
Thoroughly and efficiently too, we
might add. And the telephone is a
great invention. Through it, top-
secret info is exchanged. During
our weekly conversations, we discuss the sciences, the arts, tuition
hikes, campus life, tuition hikes,
Mulroney, tuition hikes, the colour
of the moon...anything worth
praising or putting down.
Campaign promises? We offer
only one. Together, we promise to
find out all we can about any particular issue, to pass on the information to you, to gather all the
feedback, and act accordingly.
More than this, we dare not
promise yet, for fear of being misinformed at this time, before our
term beings.
Transcripts available in
January as well as in May? A,B,C+
instead of 1st Class, 2nd Class,
Pass? These are issues that are
supposed to be happening in the
Senate now. We will keep you
posted as we learn more, okay?
Sohere we are, askingforyour
help. Beseeching, in fact. Only you
can see to it that we become senators at large. We guarantee you
that we make a winning combination. That's us: Wendy Wong and
Hugh Leung. Thank you graciously.
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Hugh Leung
1. I'm running for senate because
I have some good i deas that I woul d
like to introduce to senate. I have
been keeping up with past and
present senate issues plus I have
repeatedly talked to many students
about senate issues. I believe I am
more than prepared to take on the
position of senator at large as I will
dedicate as much time as necessary
to fulfill my mandate.
2. I strongly believe that student
input should contribute a great
deal to teaching tenure. Teaching
evaluations from students is an
excellent way to decide whether a
professor has relayed his ideas
clearly. I believe the current system
must be modified. It is not permissible to grant teachers tenure
based solely on the recommendations of faculty and senate.
3. I believe that there is enough
student representation on senate
to adequately voice student issues.
I believe the problem is communication between the student senators and the student body as a
whol e. I belie ve regular newsletters
from student senators should go
out to all major clubs and constituencies. This would set up a
good network for feedback between
student senators and the student
body. From talking to previous
senators, I believe the problem is
that the senate is not hearing the
voice of the students because of
this lack of communication.
4. One senator acting alone does
not have very much influence. But
I intend to work together with all
student senators and all other interested senators to work together
as a group to affect the decisions
being made on senate.
5. I would definitely try to change
the reading break to a reading
week. This change would not be a
first but would follow the example
of other universities. I believe that
a reading week is necessary and
would give students valuable time
to catch up on course work as well
as study for mid-terms. I would try
to implement a reading week
without the addition of extra school
days to the term.
6. I think shreddies should be
eaten with sugar because most
people need the sugar rush to get
them kick started in the morning.
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Wendy Wong
1. Because I want to represent the
student body fairly. So far I have
not done much for my fellow students and I feel this way I could
put my share into the university.
2. I think students should have
some say in it. But to give them all
the power, that wouldn't be realistic. To not give the students any
say wouldn't be realistic either—
they're the ones who see the profs,
they're who really know whether
the profs are teaching properly.
3.1 think if each student senator
did their job properly, we would be
represented fairly. Maybe to improve it, we could have two representatives for each faculty so that
they can cooperate.
4.1 think at least our voices will be
heard. It is definitely better than
not having any representatives.
5.1 think it would be an excellent
idea to have maybe a week before
Christmas and final exams to end
the terms properly and begin
studying. This way, the student
would be more academically and
psychologically prepared.
6. Shreddies taste better with
sugar. But remember to brush your
teeth afterwards to avoid tooth
Applied Science
Hello, I'm David Lalonde, and
I'm running for the position of
Applied Science senator. I'm also
running for the bus every morning
and running to my classes all day
long. Vote for me and see what a
great Senator I can be. I have no
platform of any notable worth, but
I am a reliable, outspoken, responsible, go-getter kind of guy.
Oh, I have been known to be a little
obnoxious, but don't let that worry
1. When I decided to run for Senate, it was because it was brought
up at the Engineering-Undergraduates meeting, and I thought
it would be interesting to have a
first year perspective on some of
the courses that engineers have to
take, such as the Applied Science
120, which is basically an ethics
and morals course brought about
by the nEUSlettre.
2. When I filled out teacher
evaluation forms, and then asked
the professors what significance
this had on their jobs, he said that
basically it wasn't a large factor in
deciding their employment unless
there was a large outcry from more
than just his students. Iwouldlike
to have student opinions thought
of as more than just paperwork
and would like to see some of our
decisions on teacher evaluations
come true.
3. Yes.
4. I feel that although there are
not a large proportion of students
on the Senate compared to Deans
and other appointed members, we
can make the issues that are important to Engineers and other
students known and possibly bring
about improvements.
5. Yes, because then, I could go
home and visit my friends from
UVic who have a reading break.
6. No, because I prefer chocolate
Senate: Arts
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gineering) to address the problems
of racism, sexism and homophobia.
These are not problems unique or
exclusive to the Faculty of Engineering. I look forward to representing the students ofthe Faculty
of Arts in Senate.
Hello. My name is Kari
Bentsen. I am a third year arts
student, majoring in English. I
have attended most ofthe Senate
meetings this year and have followed the issues that have come
before Senate and are due to come
before Senate. I am very interested
in the concerns ofthe newly formed
ad-hoc committee evaluating
teacher evaluations. I would like
to see the committee address the
problems of quality ofthe evaluation forms and standard procedures of administering them. I am
also interested in the changes that
will affect all students next September regarding the change to
letter grade marks (as passed in
the Senate in May, 1987). It has
long been the common perception
that UBC's marks were lower because of the first, second, pass
system. I would like Senate to address the problem of what the aggregate average mark should be in
order to ensure UBC graduates
can compete on a level playingfield
in applying to graduate schools.
Further, I think Senate needs to
consider curriculum changes
(outside of just the Faculty of En-
I am running for Arts senator
because I believe students should
have more input into the education
they receive at UBC. Very few
students are aware they have
representatives on the Senate at
all. This is especially apparent in
the Arts faculty where apathy has
become the status quo.
There are over 7,000 people in
the Arts faculty. A vote from Arts
on the Senate is not ignored. Arts
is in danger of becoming the forgotten faculty. It is time that Arts
students show that they care about
the education they are receiving. I
believe I can be a strong representative of the new spirited voice of
1. Because I think that students
need to know that they have a say
in how they're educated and by
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whom they're educated and the
senate is often ignored when it is
in fact an important part of the
student's life because it affects
them directly.
2. The one concern I have with
that is a possible mob mentality
starting in the student body. I
think anybody deciding on
tenureships should be a mixed
committee of students and professors, but definitely students should
have a say in this, because I think
a lot of students feel that they are
stuck with professors who are not
3. This is something that I would
have to decide once I'm on Senate.
It does seem odd to me that large
faculties have only one representative on the Senate. I realize that
there are Senate at large positions
but I think an expansion should be
within the faculty representatives.
So yes, there should be more stu
dent representatives on Senate.
4. Last year this Arts senator got
in with just over 60 votes. So
therefore that representative
doesn't carry that much weight.
It's very difficult to say you represent an entire faculty when that
small percentage has votedfor you.
But from what I understand, the
Senate is a very effective body, if s
very efficient. So I feel that especially in committee a strong representative can be very effective on
behalf of the students.
5. Yes, I would like to see a reading
week. This may mean adding a
week onto the end of April exams,
but I can't help but feeling that in
the middle of February it is time
for a break and that students' performance would only get better.
6. Shreddiesalreadyhavetoomuch
sugar in them, and besides they go
much too mushy in the milk.
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Salutations! MynameisEmile
Woo and I am currently a student
in my second year in the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences. Last
year, I served on the Student Liaison Committee.
"Why run for senator," you
ask? Why not? Is it not a great way
to become involved in the actual
decision making process of the
university? Is it not a way to voice
concerns over university policy? Is
it not a way to gain experience in
dealing with people? Yes, of course
it is!
So, you inquire, what is my
stance; my proverbial platform? I
believe that UBC is an excellent
institution for learning and research. Unfortunately, research
is being stressed more than
learning. As the academic governing body, it is important for the
Senate and senators to maintain a
high quality of education. Another
point is the accessibility to this
education. Increases in tuition
must always be followed by increases in scholarships and bursaries. What good is quality if it is
That is my position: Accessibility and Quality!
1. Why not? Honestly, the reason
why I want to run is to gain some
experience in university politics.
Also, it's a personal challenge to
myself to try and make a difference.
2.1 believe that a full review is in
order. Of late, it appears that the
faculties have been stressing research more than learning. As a
result the quality of teaching has
gone down somewhat. Education
should have as much of an impact
as research. Afull review will help
to refocus that need for excellence
in teaching.
3. Because ofthe fact that I am not
on Senate currently, it would be
premature for me to make a
judgement. I believe it is necessary to be on Senate to make a
proper judgement.
4. As it is evident, I have one vote
on senate. This is the same as
anyone else on senate and in that
sense, I have as much voting power
as anyone else. In terms of influence, I would have as much influence as anyone new to the Senate
would. Influence can only be gained
by showing that one is competent
in one's judgement.
5. If the readi ng week i s to be taken
as an example, it shows that UBC
is currently not on par with other
universities. I would like to see a
move for the university calendar
to have three full semesters. This
will allow more flexibility for students to take courses. Thus students will not be forced to take a
full course load only in the winter
session and allow courses to be
distributed over the entire year.
And yes, I believe reading week
should be one week.
6. I'm not sure about that point,
I've never had Shreddies in my
life. 111 tell you after I find out.
Senate: Commerce &
Business Admin.
As a mature student, I came to
UBC with experience and skills
developed in the working world.
This background would make me
an effective Senate representative
for the Commerce faculty. The most
important aspect of serving as a
student rep on the Senate, is to
ensure that all valid student concerns regarding academic issues
are brought to the attention ofthe
people who control this university,
so that problems can be resolved
with fair and equitable solutions.
Another important function of this
job is communication. To listen to
the students and let them know
what's going on in the Senate. The
two major initiatives brought forward by the Student Caucus in
Senate last year—student in-
volvementin both the review ofthe
administration of teaching evaluation and the evaluation of professors being considered for appointment, promotion and tenure—must be carried forward so
that the level of teaching at UBC is
improved. Another issue to look at
is the scheduling of final exams.
There is no reason why core courses
in Commerce or any other faculty
should be scheduled on consecutive
days. Given the opportunity, I
would be pleased to speak on your
1.1 feel that I can fairly represent
the students regarding academic
issues. I've had a lot of experience
in the working world dealing with
people getting my views across to
them. I also think that I have the
ability to listen to students to find
out what their views and concerns
are and to bring these views to the
people who control the university.
One ofthe things that bothers me
in Commerce is the different
teaching ability between professors
in the same course. If you have a
bad professor, your final grade may
not be representative of your true
ability. This is an issue that I think
could be addressed through the
2.1 think it's important that students get involved in this because
they deal with the professors on a
day to day basis. If a teacher is
being kept at UBC because of their
research ability and not their
teaching skills, the students are
the ones who suffer. So how far
would I go with this? I would say a
teacher's ability must be assessed
over a period of time and, if there is
consistent negative feedback from
students, the professor should be
3. No I don't. With only 17 student
senators out of over 80 senators,
we are greatly underrepresented.
To bring more equity into the system the number of student senators
should be increased. One way to
start i s to have two senators electe d
from every faculty and an increase
in the number of senators at large.
I think currently the administration gives us these positions as a
token display of their concern for
our issues, This is not to say that I
think the student senators are token senators because if you have
an effective voice you can make
yourself be heard.
4.1 think the most important thing
to get people to listen to you is to
develop their respect and confidence. Without this, no matter how
valid your arguments are, others
will not listen to you and you won't
accomplish much. Going back to
my previous work and volunteer
experience I think that I am able to
develop this respect and confidence
so that I will have and effective
voice on the Senate.
5. If it means cramming the course
load into fewer weeks, no. If the
term were to be extended, then I
think a reading break would be
very valuable. One thing I would
like to see changed is, as I mentioned in the position paper I gave
The Ubyssey, I would like to see a
change in the final exam schedule
so that core courses in any faculty
do not fall on consecutive days.
6. I never eat Shreddies so I'm
afraid I'm in no position to comment on this question.
A graduate of Steveston High
School in Richmond, I have spent
the last three years in UBC. I am
in the Faculty of Commerce and in
the finance option. My highest
qualification for the position of
Senate representative is that I am
an active and aware student and
have over the years been able to
learn what is wrong and right on
campus. The issue of most importance to me on the Senate is to
make sure that the calibre of
teaching improves as our tuition
increases. Professors should have
to answer to their students and
teach them at a suitable level first
and foremost and then they should
devote their time to research. Another item I feel strongly about is
the inequities in marking between
different sections of the same
course. In the highly competitive
faculties the students should not
be punished for their hard work,
while others are able to get
equivalent credit for a much easier
workload. I know I will be a good
representative for my faculty and
will press for these issues and
others that effect the student
population, so elect me for Commerce representative.
1. Basically because after spending three years at this university,
I found the teaching methods and
the level of teaching at times is
inconsistent between classes. And
due to the highly competitive environment ofthe university, this is
unfair for some students.
2. To maintain a suitable level of
education, the review of teachers
and appointments is the most important job of the Senate and the
hardest measures should be employed against the appointments
made to faculty. The reason why is
due to ever-increasing tuition,
more and more students are paying the way of faulty faculty deci-
3. Yes I feel that students' representation on Senate is adequate so
long as the students who are elected
do their job effectively. I would
improve it by making the students
elected more in the public eye and
judged for what they do on Senate.
4.1 have as much representation
as I choose to have because if you
want to make yourself noticed and
heard, you can. By speaking out at
meetings and stating the opinions
of yourself and the students, then
you will be heard. Due to a forceful
personality, I will be able to make
myself heard and a fair representative for the commerce faculty.
5.1 would like to see more time for
exams at the end of the term and
not have the classes pushed until
the very latest, I think it's April
7th this year. And then cram the
exams in the space of two and a
half weeks. As for reading break, I
feel that it is a nice break but does
not need to be extended.
6. With sugar because where will
you get the energy?
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Graduate Studies
My name is Brian Goehring. I
am a PhD student in the department of Geography. I am a candidate for the position of student
representative from the Faculty of
Graduate Studies to the UBC
I have been at UBC for the
past three years completing my
MA. During this time I was active
in the Graduate Students Society,
servingin the poedtionsofAcademic
Affairs Coordinator and Vice
President. I am currently the
Presidentofthe Graduate Students
Society. I have been the Senate
graduate student representative
for the past three years, and am
now the senior student senate
caucus advisor.
Senate is the body that is
charged under the University Act
with the academic governance of
the University. The Senate is
composed of members who are
representative ofthe many diverse
elements of the university community, and whose role it is to
voice the concerns of their constituencies while at the same time
seeking to enhance the academic
standards of the university as a
whole. There are presently 87
members of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia, of
whom 17 are elected student representatives.
The effectiveness ofthe elected
student representation is proportional to both its solidarity as a
caucus, and to the accumulated
experience of its members in
learning to deal with the system as
it has evolved. As in any large and
inherently unwieldy body of divergent interests, much ofthe actual work of Senate occurs in the
various committees and subcommittees, and is, for the most part,
the result of long and arduous debate over extended periods of time.
Nothing happens very quickly. I
have served over the past several
years on the Library Committee,
the Liaison with Post-Secondary
Institutions Committee, and the
Senate Budget Committee. I have
been involved in the formulation of
several of the student initiatives
presently before the various Senate committees, such as the review
of student involvement in promotion, tenure, and appointment, as
well as the review of teaching
evaluations, and would like to see
them to fruition. I have found my
involvement to be a somewhat
time-consuming, but not altogether
uninteresting learning experience.
I believe that I can use the
experience andinsights that I have
accumulatedto provide an effective
voice and representation for your
interests. I wouldask for your vote
during the week of January 21 to
1.1 have been a graduate student
senatorfor three terms, have grown
to enjoy it, and would like to continue in that role.
2. There is an historic role within
the universities of collegiality in
which those members who are senior to a candidate decide upon
tenure and promotion. As well, both
tenure and promotion are items
that are covered in the faculty association contract. They are
therefore not entirely within the
realm of senate per se. Students
may have some input in parts of
promotion and tenure but it is
unlikely that we will have the final
say in either. Appointments, on
the other hand, as they affect the
teaching environmentof students,
are something that we should be
more concerned with. Ibelieve that
the situation that prevails in some
departments, in which there is a
student voice in appointments,
should be examined by the present
committee of senate, andif possible
be extended to other departments.
At the moment there is no standardization of student involvement
in faculty appointments, a situation which is being presently addressed by a committee of senate.
3. Students do have a voice on
senate at the moment. It can be
relatively intimidating for a new
student senator to stand up and
address the members of senate. I
feel that any student elected to
senate should be prepared to stand
up and voice his or her opinions to
the senate. Many students in the
past have spent their tenure
without even making a maiden
speech. Also, much ofthe business
of senate is done in committees. It
is the responsibility of each student
senator to sit on and play an active
role in at least two committees .
Our voice is heard only if student
senators are present and vocal at
such committee meetings. It is up
to the student senate caucus to
meet together, plan strategy, and
implement the wishes of the student body. Students do form one of
the caucuses of senate and by using this caucus power effectively,
we can and do have a voice.
4. As in any game, it helps to know
the players. Many student senators
have come and gone without having the time or opportunity to get
to know the players. Senate, as
any elected body does, works in
subtle ways. I feel that it is
worthwhile for student senators to
stay around for a number of terms
to begin to understand not only
how senate should work as a body,
but to begin to understand how it
works in actuality. One's effectiveness in senate depends on a
great extent on how one understands the nature of how the body
actually does work. A student
senators effectiveness is proportional to his or her knowledge of
the Machiavellian workings of
5. There are historical reasons for
not having a reading week at UBC.
One of the reasons is that by not
having a reading week, students
can get out and into the summer
workforce sooner than at other
institutions. I believe that until
there is a strongly voiced student
mandate, supported by reasons for
implementing it, there will or
Prodding the University into
positive action through attitudi-
nal and activity change should be
the goal of graduate students.
Money may be limited, but not
everything requires it.
First, the concept of "service"
needs to be made a byword. Students are not the enemy, but rather
the rationale for the university's
existence. Programs to encourage
service and make UBC a friendlier
place need to be designed.
Second, the Senate must encourage long-term academic planning and make the results available
to the students for their own personal planning. What are the effects of poor or unpublished planning on you? Are consistent
guidelines available in your department? Perhaps this is not a
problem for you now, but it may
become so.
Third, problematic and bureaucratic thinkingis evident over
much of campus. We need to ensure
that the Senate does not drift towards this. Let me cite two UBC
examples: student fees - collected
first, refunded later (calculate or
opt in first!); well-used GSS photocopier cancelled (use new
charging system).
Fourth, we should use our non-
UBC experience, to work for the
adaptation ofthe best systems from
other schools.
Personal experience: several
years of federal government program administration. Involved in
university government in Ontario.
Studied and/or Alberta, BC, China
and Taiwan. History student representative to the Faculty of Arts
and student member of the Urban
Studies Committee.
1. The senate is the academic body
that controls the university and I
think it's important that graduate
students be adequately represented on that body.
2. It is important for students to
be involved with reviews of tenure
and appointments, but I don't think
we can ask for a general, widespread re-review. That would be
contrary to principles of academic
3. The most important thing is not
the number of representatives but
the quality and effectiveness of
representation. Senators must
communicate back to their constituents.
4. Student representation is only
as effective as the credibility that
can be gained by the particular
representative. It is important to
strike a balance between
cooperation and confrontation. As
well, it is important for student
senators to get to know other
senators. Relationships are like
bank accounts: you have to put
something in before you can take
5.1 haven't heard any concerns from
graduate students about reading
week. However, I have heard concerns from numerous quarters
about the exam schedule. Many
universities operate on the system
where the student is aware ofthe
exam schedule during the registration process. In other words,
the class time determines a specific date and time for the exam. A
system like this would allow students and faculty to plan ahead.
As well, many students would be
able to make advance purchases of
tickets to return home for Christmas or plan to start summer jobs
in a cost-effective manner.
6. It's a matter of personal preference
that can only be decided after great
consideration for health implications
has been given.
Senate: Science
Student government at UBC
is bullshit. Why? Because we have
a lot of (perhaps well-intended)
people who are forced to contend
with an apathetic student body
and an unresponsive administration, and who end up bickering
and fighting amongst themselves
about issues that don't really
matter and will never see resolution anyway. I don't doubt that (if
we leave aside those who are only
hoping to pad their resumes in a
vain attempt to please prospective
employers) most student politicians here are trying to do a good
job and actually do their best to
represent the UBC population.
But, as I said above, their best
intentions often fall by the wayside.
The solution is not better student
politicians—the solution is less
student government. This of course
means more direct student involvement.
Where should students be
more involved? The mostimportant
area which, to be honest, needs all
the studentinvolvementitcanget,
is teaching evaluation and student
input into course content and requirements. After all, we're not
really here to discuss Kurt
Preinsperg's sexuality; we're here
to learn. The only way that will
happen is if we have good professors who aren't scared by the
publish-or-perish boogeyman. And
the only way that will happen is by
direct student involvement, not
more student representation but
straight hands-on student input,
into the evaluation of profs and
courses. That is what I want for
the Senate, and what I hope to
work for in the months ahead.
1. I want to run for Senate, as I
explained in my position paper,
because I think that what this
university really needs is more
hands-on student involvement.
What I hope to see in the Senate is
more student involvement in
teaching evaluation and course
content, which are, I think', the
most important things about a
2. I think that the student body at
UBC should have as much say as
the administration in those areas.
The reason, obviously, is that students are the ones affected by the
teaching and need the quality
ate, but I don't think that student
representation is the answer. Students don't need to be represented
as much as they need to be involved.
4. Frankly, not a lot. If the administration doesn't want something
to happen, then nothing will happen. That is why things like the fee
rally, although well intended, are
unlikely to have a positive effect.
However, I hope, if elected to the
Senate, to be able to at least try.
5. As far as I know, UBC is the only
university in the country that has
a long-weekend instead of a reading week. I would like to see the
university institute a reading
week, but after all, they would just
stick another week onto the end of
the term anyway.
6. Definitely without. If you eat
Shreddies with sugar, then after
all the cereal is gone, there is a
sugary scum on the bottom ofthe
bowl—which is disgusting.
1. A friend of mine who is already
in senate suggested that I might
like to run. And I just thought that
I might as well do so. I thought it
would be a good place to start looking at some of the problems that
there are for science students. For
example, I would like to look at the
way in which teaching assistants
are asked to do so much work,
sometimes having to do things that
are really the profs job.
2. That shouldn't be, in my opinion, of too much concern to students since no student could really
claim to know enough about a
subject to decide what makes a
good prof. Students should have
an avenue of complaint however,
when particular profs don't even
seem to teach the subject.
3. I don't think they do. I would be
in favour of two students per faculty instead of one. It mighs also be
an idea to change the number of
student senators at large.
4. Most of the influence that I
would have on Senate as a student
would be in the committees since
students don't really get to change
much in the actual monthly meetings. But the committees do make
a difference and that is where
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6. Shreddies should definitely be
eaten with sugar. It takes the taste
of the fish away.
Being a science student, I realize that a lot of students are
struggling to do well at UBC. If s
true that some excel without much
effort, but for the most the road to
graduation is a hard one. Fm running for Senate in order to make
sure that everybody has the opportunity to attain their dreams
without running into any problems
with the administration. I promise
to give all science students, no
matter what their year or department, the best representation
I will defend you in your appeals, voice what worries you have
over calendar changes, and warn
you of any upcoming changes to
university policies.
As a representative on the
Science Undergraduate Society
andits academic STib-council,Ihave
heard the problems that people
have had and will do my best to
protect your interests.
Remember, do the right thing
and vote for Sing.
1. I want to run for the senate
because I've had experience in the
SUS and I've seen some of the
problems people have had with the
administration. One ofthe people
I met found out soon after that he
didn't have the requisites for the
completion of a degree after he
finishedhis final year. They phoned
him and told him that he missed a
course in third year.
2. I think that senior students
should have a say in tenureship.
Some profs don't teach as well as
others and they should have an
incentive to teach better.
3. No, I don't think students get
enough representation on senate.
For each faculty, there is one student senator versus two profs and
the dean. There should be at least
two student senators per faculty.
Ill do my best to represent the
science students.
4. I think I have a lot of influence
as a student rep. Simply because
I've been elected by the students
and represent what they have to
5. Yes, I would like to see changes
in the UBC schedule, perhaps a
reading week between midterms
and finals in the second term.
6. Shreddies should be eaten without sugar because you can eatmore
shreddies without gaining weight
and find the prize at the bottom of
the box.
Senate: elected
by acclamation
Please form an orderly line. Do not mark in
the box. Indicate a single choice with an
"0".State your opinions on the ballot.In no
circumstances should you refrain from voting. It is your democratic right. Do not
panic, president Strangway has everything
under control. If you do not have a valid
student ID, forge one. If you are dead, arise
from the grave. Screaming loudly is encouraged. Use coloured pens or pencils. Create
art. Do not panic. We repeat, president
Strangway has EVERYTHING under control. Sit back, and enjoy another year ofthe
wonderful thing called the AMS.
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Yes! It's true! I am honest to God
running for Vice President in the
upcoming AMS executive elections.
What, do you ask, is the little,
unbeknown Science Dweeb doing
running for such an important
position on Council? The way I see
it, the Radical Beer Faction is
uniquely qualified to take over the
executivepositions ofthe AMS and
continue in executing these offices
as they have been in the past.
In terms of administrative
skills, I am uniquely qualified and
experiencedin consuming the vast
quantities of beer and pizza required of AMS executives with
signing authority over the Victoria
Invasion Fund!
The Radical Beer Faction is
indeed treating the entire AMS as
a farce, but this is only in response
to the way past administrations
have handled your student fees. In
running for the office of Vice
President, I hope to offer a refreshing change in student politics.
Promising you an openly run administration, free of hidden scandal and unexpected travesties of
management, I offer a return to
honest student politics at UBC.
Finally, I support the politically correct position on any issues
I have neglected to mention and
categorically deny any knowledge
ofthe defacing ofthe Unity's election posters currently in the
Physics Society lounge.
1. As far as the code and bylaws are
concerned, I believe we should
make it clear to all students. They
should also be made readily available as well as being clearly understood by all the exec members
on council. They should be flexible
enough so they can be useful when
new situations arise.
2.1 think the referendum questions
shouldbe brought up duringaBBQ
because as a student at UBC this
year I found that the health referendum was poorly advertised
and explained to students in general whereas at a large AMS
function we can reach a lot of students at one time and inform them
of when the voting ofthe elections
will take place and what is required
to make quorum. As for alternatives, maybe a few more visits by
the AMS execs or reps to the
classrooms to explain the policies
to be voted on and give the students
a better idea of what the issues are
and when the voting will take place.
3. It is both positions. It is political
in that I have to make sure that
the president is executing his office
in the best interests of students on
campus at all times, but also the
vice-president has a lot of contacts
with undergraduate societies. As
for administration, the vice president does supervise the budget
committee and should be a good
manager to see to its running.
4.1 endorse the proposed student
health plan in that a lot of students
have access to a lot of medical
accessories that they otherwise
wouldn't have had. For example,
eyeglasses and contact lenses.
5. Yes, because by coordinating
with other students at CFS we can
have our education at a higher
level throughout the country and
better create connections through
which students can further their
6. In most of the lectures I get so
bored I fall asleep and see nothing
but black.
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by Effie Pow
WHEN a storm is violent, the
landscape is scarred forever.
Echoes After the Storm, the
current exhibit at the Asian
Centre, records the anger and
courage ofthe Tiananmen
Square demonstrations. The
blood stains at Tiananmen are
permanent and the screams still
Echoes After the Storm
Asian Centre
January 12-26	
Through photography,
poetry, sculpture, calligraphy,
and painting, the artists speak of
the indelible mark left by the
events on June 4th 1989.
The exhibit is a mixture of
materials and tone.
Some ofthe canvases are
mournful and others are livid
with the memory of fresh
wounds. Other works satirize the
Communist ideology personified
by Mao Zedong.
Hongtu Zhang's collage of 12
panels depict Chairman Mao's
various faces of sour ideals and
disguises of leadership. Mao's
stately, ubiquitous face is
symbolically disfigured. In one
panel, Mao wears pigtails and
the words: "The masses are the
real heros (sic), while we ourselves are often childish and
Diana Li's Relationships is a
mixed media piece. Li juxtaposes
a complacent Mao Zedong with a
tormented young face frozen in
phases of a scream and deterioration. The text in the piece is
ironically acerbic: "IDEOLOGY
is the fourth ofthe cornerstones.
Education and social reform are
not aimed exclusively at raising
people's living standards, but are
also created 'the new socialist
man (sic).' The cornerstone of
that new man's thinking is the
ideology of Chairman Mao." That
ideology has wasted China's
Other works in the exhibit
commemorate student and
political leaders in the movement
and represent oppression with
symbols of chains, stone walls,
and bicycles piled high in
resistance. In most pieces,
however, there are inherent
expressions of hope.
Echoes After the Storm is an
exhibit that engages the eye with
a variety of forms despite the
heaviness ofthe theme.
Artists from Hong Kong,
New York as well as Vancouver
participate in the exhibit which
is jointly sponsored by the
Vancouver Society in Support of
Democratic Movement and
Federation of Chinese Students
and Scholars in Canada.
Local artists include Henry
Tsang and Ken Lum who also
teaches fine arts at UBC.
The exhibit will tour
internationally. And within three
or four years, the organizers
expect to establish a permanent
memorial museum in Vancouver.
discusses how radically altered the
western-industrial philosophy
must become as a condition for
saving the environment from the
destructive modernization process.
The film's narrative technique
is not an easy one to follow, as the
protagonist ages rapidly and
undergoes such a broad range of
experiences and emotions. Yet a
certain pattern of tangents
develops as he runs the gamut of
emotions from pleasure, horror,
pain, and suffering are mutually
exclusive to each ofthe eight short
The dark side to Kurosawa's
reflections include nightmarish
visions of pain and anguish as the
outcomes of conventional war and
nuclear annihilation.
For example, The Tunnel is
chilling and jolts us out of our
detached views about the effects of
complete brutality of war for both
the dead platoon members, and
surviving commander.
The suffering of post nuclear
holocaust beings is equally
disturbing in The Weeping
Demons. In this horrifying
circumstances, life is not a gift, but
punishment for those doomed to
endure slow and extended pain.
Some cynics may scoff at the
simplistic world view espoused in
Dreams. Yet undeniably Akira
Kurosawa has crafted visually
compelling imagery to accompany
his eloquent and timeless themes-
heightening the intensity of his
" within a dream...
January 18,1991
War teach-ins at Carleton
Students learn from past war experiences
by Romeo St. Martin
Ottawa (CUP) About 100
people packed the Arts Faculty
Lounge Wednesday to take part in
Carleton's first teach-in against
the imminent war in the Persian
Jacques Roy, a member ofthe
Carleton Anti-War Coalition, said
he was surprised by the turnout.
"This is better than I expected," said Roy who added, based
on the teach-in and recent protests,
he thinks there will be larger turnouts at the coalition meetings.
Coalition member Denise
Lachance was also pleased with
the number of people who showed
Thi s shows a real concern and
a need for real and honest infor
mation about the war in the Gulf,"
said Lachance.
The afternoon eventconsisted
of speakers speaking on anti-war
platforms. One of those speakers,
Professor John Sigler, said the antiwar movement of today is unique.
"The peace movement of the
90s is not the movement of the
60s,"said Sigler. "Lawyers, physicians, churches, much of the establishment have taken anti-war
Ish Theilheimer, a Vietnam
war resistor, told those in attendance the causes of the Vietnam
war and the imminent Persian Gulf
war are similar.
Theilheimer said Vietnam was
to protect American interests in
maintaining the privileged lifestyle
ofthe 50s and 60s. He added that
with the "consumer and greed
mentality" ofthe 80s, the interest
in a Gulf war is greater than in
Stuart Ryan of the Central
America Solidarity Committee
spoke about the hypocrisy of the
American and Canadian governments.
Ryan said the American government has suddenly become an
advocate of international law after
ignoring it for the last 20 years in
places such as Panama and Nicaragua.
"Now we have to do everything to stop a war," Ryan told the
supportive crowd, "because its the
working people who are going to
get killed and not George Bush."
Toronto students tell
us what to think
by Nima Naghibi
Toronto (CUP) Students at the
University of Toronto are split over
the question of Canadian military
participation in the Gulf.
In a recent poll done by The
Varsity, students were
asked to what extent the Canadian government should be
involved in the Gulf crisis.
23.1 per cent of 360 students
polled said the Canadian
government should limit their involvement in the Persian
Gulf to peace talks and economic
"These two things (peace talks
and economic sanctions)
should be exhausted in an environment where negotiation is
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an option too soon in the Gulf,"
said Llewellyn Martin, a U
of T alumnus.
Jenny Richards, a graduate
student in the faculty of
law agreed.
"I don't think going to war in
the Gulf will solve
problems in the Middle East. It
will expose Israel and will
not solve Kuwait's problems."
However, an almost equally
high percentage of students
approve of Canadian military action in the Gulf. 29 per cent
of those polled votedfor peace talks,
economic sanctions
and military intervention in the
"As a teacher of mine used to
say, 'Freedom only
belongs to those who defend it',"
said Sal Mirandola, a
first-year law student. "If peace
talks don't work and you
want to defend your principles,
then if necessary, go to
However, other students said
they were concerned about
the concept of war itself and its
"I'm opposed to war in any
form. It breaks down
humanity," said Frank Douglas, a
second-year St. Michael's College
Many students said Canadian
foreign policy is weak and
relies on the United States.
"We're being dragged into war
by the States," said
Peter Sahlas, a second-year International Relations student
at Trinity College. "We have no
autonomy in our foreign
policy and if s tragic that we're not
taking a leadership
role in the crisis, in other words,
we're selling out. We're
supporting the U.S. blindly, thinking that their objectives
are parallel to ours when they're
Students were also asked if
they thought Canada would
impose a draft.
90 per cent of the students
polled were confident that
Canada would not impose a draft
in the event of a war and 64
per cent said they would refuse to
go even if they were
Only 4.7 per cent felt that
Canada had no right to
intervene in the crisis. A widespread view was that Canada
must follow the guidelines set by
the United Nations.
"I think it's necessary that
Canada get involved
because if they don't everyone is
going to think Canada is a
hypocrite," said Ali Ehsassi, a second-year student at
Erindale College. "We've been active at the U.N. for so long
that it's necessary that we go."
But Vinay Saldanha, a second-year Victoria College student
did not agree.
"There's been a lot of talk about
a new international
order but any new international
order that's built on the
blood of innocent soldiers who are
pawns for international
politicians is simply not the type of
new international
order Canada should be participating in."
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Conscientious objectors tell
their tales of protesting war
by Jacques Poitras
Ottawa (CUP) For Carl Furlow,
two letters—"CO."—defined the
years between 1965 and 1970.
"CO." stands for conscientious
objector, and for Furlow, now a 44-
year-old Ottawa social worker, those
two letters stood between him and
the Vietnam war.
He spent five years of his life
fighting a draft notice that ordered
him to report for duty. While he
waited, he counselled others on how
to avoid the draft.
Not surprisingly, the Persian
Gulf crisis—and the possible reinstatement of the draft—is like an
ominous echo to him. "I think there's
a certain parallel in that there are a
lot of people who don't want to know
what's happening," he said.
Similarities abound. Furlow
fears the multinational Gulf force
will be another "army of the poor,"
made up of soldiers who believed
the military offered them an economic way out.
In Vietnam, he said, 40 to 45
per cent ofthe dead were non-Caucasian.
"Certainly the casualty rate was
way out of proportion to the general
population," he said.
That inequity affected Furlow
directly. Because he was black, he
knew that if drafted, he had a higher
than normal chance of being sent to
the battle fields. By 1965, he had
friends in Vietnam and casualties
were starting to mount.
"I had a pretty broad understanding of what was going on," he
said. "It was very real to me."
When the draft notice came in
September, 1965, he was a student
at the University of Michigan in
Ann Arbor.
"Most people (who were drafted)
were looking at conscientious objector status, or leaving the country,
or going underground in the country," he said.
Furlow decided to appeal for
CO. status, knowing he could not
be inducted while the appeal process was going on.
"Appealing" meant proving to
the U.S. military that you had legitimate objections to serving. The
judgement was frighteningly arbitrary. "It wasn't a fair process at
Beyond that, Furlow discovered
other inequities built into the system.
If you wanted to appeal for CO.
status, you had to submit lengthy
written reasons just to get a hearing.
Though Furlow was lucky, he knew
there were others from his hometown of Detroit who had never finished high school and weren't able
to read or write.
They never got a chance to even
state their case.
Asaresult, Furlowgot involved
with the National Black Draft
Counsellors Association. The counsellors assisted draftees with written submissions and helped prepare
them for the excruciating hearings.
Many blacks felt white draft counsellors from outside black communities were not responsive to their
different needs.
Meanwhile, Furlow's own case
plodded on.
"It was stressful because I
wasn't sure at any point if my reviews had been cut off." Every time
he was told he had been denied CO.
status, he applied for another review.
"Before I knew it, five years
Finally, a letter came from "out
ofthe blue" that said he would not
be subject to induction.
Six years later, Furlow came to
Canada in 1976. Though his move
was not a result ofthe draft, part of
his motivation was the friends he'd
made in the Toronto Anti-Draft
Program. The program helped settle
resisters and deserters who had
fled to Canada.
Furlow is optimistic today's
anti-war movement will gather
strength with greater speed than
the Vietnam protests, which took
several years to have an effect. This
movement is broader-based, and
the media seems to be noticing.
"It seems that now, you're
reading more and more about the
possible fall-out," he said, something that was missing with Vietnam. The media are discussing
things like the ecological consequences of a nuclear-powered ship
taking a direct hit, he said.
Furlow has not yet become involved with the current movement,
but he said he is surprised to hear
that some students feel they don't
have a role to play.
"This is really the time for debate and the place for debate," he
said. "If I were a student, I'd consider
it a part of my education to get
involved with that dialogue."
Professor Jim Wilcox bent international law to help draftees
avoid military service in Vietnam.
But he wouldn't do it again today.
Wilcox, who teaches English in
Carleton's Department of English,
was part of an elaborate network
that helped draft dodgers and deserters settle in Canada in the
"In a small way,
helping to provide
an alternative to
military service was
undermining the
American military
effort...and it was
something that we
felt should be
"It was not because of pacifism. I'm not a pacifist," he said. "It
was out ofthe political and moral
conviction that that war was a bad
"I really felt that anyone who
refused to fightin the war deserved
a chance to do something other
than go to jail." Wilcox and his wife
emigrated to Canada in the mid-
1960s after being involved with
the peace movement in the U.S.
They got to know people involved in the movement here, including people in the Toronto Anti-
Draft Program. The program was
finding that, by late 1967, they
were processing 100 to 200 resisters or deserters per week, helping
them find a home and a job.
The young men usually arrived with nothing, and often
weren't able to rely on their families back home for support. "They
were pariahs as far as their families were concerned."
The Wilcoxes and another
couple formed the nucleus of an
Ottawa "branch" of the organization. It quickly grew, with several
other Carleton instructors taking
part as counsellors.
One of the key requirements
for a potential immigrant was a
If someone was applying to
immigrate at the border—as opposed to after arrivingin Canada—
they would have a better chance
with a job waiting for them.
The network would arrange a
job for the resister or deserter and
then take him back over the border
to the U.S. He would then cross
back into Canada and apply to
immigrate, citing the job waiting
for him.
About 80 per cent immigrated
this way. The "risky" cases—those
who had been politically active in
the U.S.—applied from within
Canada, which took longer but was
The network only ever lost two,
and both made it into Canada later.
Wilcox has no regrets.
"In a small way, helping to
provide an alternative to military
service was undermining the
American military effort...and it
was something that we felt should
be undermined."
But, he adds, "my moral heart
would be less in tune helping draft
dodgers and deserters this time."
He has no doubt there will be
a similar network to help
resisters. "There are lots of people
ready to help."
In fact, some of them have
already asked him for suggestions
about how they might prepare.
But Wilcox won't get involved
because this time he feels the
United States is justified in intervening abroad.
"I don't feel the moral or political commitment to protest the
war,"he said, notinglast weekend's
rally on Parliament Hill. "I stayed
away because I had no part there.
The map ofthe United States
on George Roseme's office wall is
different from most maps of the
Rather than the traditional
50 states, the coloured borders
outline the various chunks of land
the U.S. annexed, purchased or
conquered on its way to its current
"It's the same kind of crap," he
said, comparing the conquests to
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. "Wars
were fought over these." Roseme, a
professor in Carleton's political
science department, says a bit of
historical perspective reveals the
hypocrisy of the American government. "They don't have a moral
basis to preach to anyone."
Roseme has personal experience with American intervention
When he graduated from the
University of California at Berke-
leyin 1952, the Central Intelligence
Agency tried to recruit him to help
in a "third force" in Vietnam.
At the time, Vietnam was still
under French control. The United
States wasn't "officially" involved
Roseme turned down the offer.
"I'm not an anti-war person. Some
wars make sense. But stupid wars
are to be avoided, if at all possible."
The recruitment attempt con-
tributedtohispoliticization, which
had begun when one of his professors was fired. The professor, a
critic of U.S. foreign policy, had
been called before the famous
McCarthy Senate committee that
was finding communists under
everyone's bed.
Roseme left the United States
in 1964. He could have gone to
many countries, but he chose
Canada because he felt this country had an independent foreign
"I liked not living in a superpower, not being a part of that
awful scene," he said. Ironically,
the crisis in the Gulf has destroyed
his faith that Canada could be different.
Nor does he have much faith
that people will mobilize enough to
change government policy.
"It seems to be endemic..1
think it's too bad," he laments.
There's just this tremendous disposition to stand by the sides and
do nothing."
Evening Polls, Wednesday, January 23,1991
4:30pm to 7:00pm
(Board of Governors and Senators At-Large Elections Only)
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
Sedgewick Library
(Subject to students being available to run these polling stations)
Daytime Polls, Monday through Frttlay,
January 21— 25,1991
9:30am to 4:00pm
Henry Angus
C.E.M.E. Building
Computer Science
Hebb Theatre
Music (Tues. & Wed. only)
Sedgewick Library
V.G.H. (Wed. only 9:30 - 2:00)
War Memorial Gymnasium
Woodward/I.R.C. Lobby
(Subject to students being available to run these polling stations.)
(Two are to be elected)
Tony Fogarassy (Second Year Law)
Paul J. Gill (Second Year Arts)
Wendy King (Fourth Year Arts)
Derek K. Miller (Dip. Prog, in Creative non-Fiction)
Benjamin Prins (Third Year Engineering)
Martin Wilder (Second Year Arts)
SENATORS AT-LARGE (Five to be elected)
J. Hagan Ainsworth (Third Year Arts)
Ken Armstrong (Fourth Year Arts)
Jonty Bogardus (Third Year Arts)
Lisa Drummond (M.A. Candidate - Geography)
Rob Emmerson (Second Year Arts)
Julie Lahey (Third Year Nursing)
Orvin Lau (Second Year Science)
Dean Leung (Second Year Engineering)
Hugh Leung (Third Year Science)
David A. McConnell (Third Year Arts)
Stephanie Moroz (First Year Engineering)
Catherine L. Rankel (Fourth Year Science)
Wendy Wong (Second Year Pharmaceutical Sciences)
APPLIED SCIENCE (One to be elected)
David Lalonde (First Year Engineering)
Stephen Mak (Third Year Engineering)
(Voting will take place in the C.E.M.E. Building only.)
ARTS (One to be elected)
Kari Bentsen (Third Year Arts)       Mary Hermant (Third Year Arts)
(Voting will take place in the Buchanan Building only.)
ADMINISTRATION (One to be elected)
Manfred Hanik (Third Year Commerce)
Mark Kimberley (Third Year Commerce)
(Voting will take place in the Henry Angus Building only.)
GRADUATE STUDIES (One to be elected)
Brian Goehring (Ph.D. Candidate — Geography)
Ross Penner (M.A. Candidate — History)
(One to be elected)
Edward A. Chin (Second Year)   Niki Patel (Third Year)
Julie Faun (Second Year) Rosy Suleman (Third Year)
Joe Jacob (Third Year) Emile Woo (Second Year)
(Voting will take place in the Woodward II.R.C. Lobby only.)
SCIENCES (One to be elected)
Jason Ford (Second Year) Philip Ledwith (First Year)
Clement Fung (Third Year)        Christopher Sing (Second Year)
(Voting will take place in the Hebb Theatre & the Woodward II.R.C. Lobby.)
(It should be noted that any allegation or irregularities with these elections
must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 48 hours ofthe close
of polling (exclusive of weekends or public holidays) and must include the
signatures of at least three students eligible to vote.)
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CNNd of our innocence
by Andrew Epstein
You are watching Big Brother.
George Bush, Canada, Kuwait, Saddam Hussein, The
ScwetUnion, Jordan, Israel... theseareallcombatantsin the
current gulf crisis. As in most games of chance there can be
only one winner. Nomatter who wins the war orwhokillsthe
most people, or who controls the world's oil supplies, CNN
will emerge victorious. Andeverybody knows, to the victor go
the spoils.
In times of crisis the world holds its breath and turns to
CNN for details.
Big Brother was a creation of George Orwell. In his
novel 1984j people conformed
to the central planning ofthe
police-state because they lived
under constant surveillance by
thegovemment. In 1991,people
conform to the central planning
ofthe police state because they are slaves of an information-
age whose unchallenged ruler is the Cable News Network.
CNN was the creation of Ted Turner.
In his briefing of the Washington press corp, American
secretary cfdefenseOckC!heneytoldreportersthatthemost
accurate reports of damage done to Baghdad by the US.
Aerial bombardment were coming from CNN.
On the CBC radio show Morningside, Chris
Waddel, the national editor of the Globe and Mail,
explained the unexpected upswing in the world's stock
markets as coming on the heels of a positive news
broadcast on CNN. One would assume that if CNN
were to run several items suggesting that war could
drag on indefinitely stock prices around the world
would tumble.
Make no mistake, in times of crisis CNN controls the
world economy.
It also controls you and me.
Sure, you dont think so. You think you're on top ofthe
situation - watch the news on TV, listen to the radio, read the
papers - assimilate all available information and understand the issues. Right? Wrong.
Ideology creeps into everything, but most of all, into
purportedly unbiased news coverage. Have you ever heard
that newspapers tell the news? Dont believe it.
Every source of information, every mode of communication has its own agenda and seeks to bend you to its will.
Notforcefully, not with the hard sell -CNN wouldnever beat
you into submission - but by covering certain events instead
of others, by presenting them in specific ways, the media
subtly shite the way you think about an issue.
In the months leading up to
the war, Saddam and Bush
would exchange threats and
rattle sabres on CNN. Both
men knew the other was
watching. By filtering their
words through the TV screen, each helped to further his own
agenda. By watching them, you helped too.
Who knows, if there wasnt an arena for those two to
square off in and whip each other into a frenzy through
taunts and threats maybe we wouldn't be at war right now.
All this is not to suggest that being informed any way
you can is a bad idea. No one is arguing that CNN is not
providing top-flight coverage of this situation. It would be
foolish tosaythatit wasnt thrilling, scary andjustalittlebit
exhilarating to hear CNN anchor Bernard Shawbroadcast-
ingKvefrom under the bed ofhis Baghdad hotel room where
Iraqi soldiers were searching for him.
The only lesson you should take away from this
newspaper is that you can believe the news you hear
but you should never trust it. Learn this little bit of
information and you can fight back against a system
that pushes everyone toward homogeneity. After all,
information is power.
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January 18,1991
THE UBYSSEY/13 theUbyssey
January 18,1991
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and
not necessarily those ofthe university administration,
or ofthe sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the
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One brilliant winter day, Paul Dayson decided to go
fishing withhis trusty pet cocker spaniel Tigger Johnson.
Maybe it was a tiger. The hell with it. Laurie Newell
brought several Albacore sandwiches, with Olivia Zanger
providing the ever fruitful hops-flavored Kool-Aid. When
no fish were captured, Martin Chester furiously realized
he had neglected to purchase any worms. He and Jenny
Tysdale were sent to the Great Canadian Superstore.
Unfortunately, they only had slugs in storage. But fantastic slimy slugs they were. Hao Li salted the slugs ever so
delicately, then pitched them into the turbulent waters.
Suddenly, out of the seething masses, a monstrous reptile
arose, with Raul Peschiera astride. Clasped to his manly
chest was a green accounting book. "Accounts overduer
he screamed, a mad glint in his eyes. "PFP! Pay for pizzar
Colin Maycock ran in terror from the Intruder, and began
a Flight to a screening of Dr. Zhivago 2. He was wearing
aValue Village jacket. "HoHoHo,"saidDevonHaagThat's
a pleasant coat, but get it out of my way. I have squid to
fry." Lucho Von Isschot began a melodic rendition of
Sonic Youth's "peeeuuuu" to charm the fish from the sea.
Graham Cameron crossed off milk carton cows, and
Micheal Booth simply plucked at the stuffed bird atop his
head. "Oh well," said Mark Neilsen "if the fish dont wish
to splish, we shall be forced to consume Pit Burgers."
Andrew Epstein turned a cantankerous green. Through
the swarming happy hacks, Effie Pow came a-slinking,
concealing the elusive sizing wheel. It was a specific
movement. Don Mah began to dance about the fire built
to roast the fish, and Rebecca Bishop joined him. They
formed a poignant image of a Ubyssey production night.
"It is funny," exclaimed Ernie Stelzer "how Victor Chew
Wong and Imtiaz Popat can be so content with only an
herb-butter baked salmon." Brenda Wong sat on a tuffet
and wondered whyitwas 2.-00 AM and the typesetting was
not done. "My life for a Mac," said she. Eons later, as the
sun rose over Ubysseyland, a discordant huddle of folks
remained. Franka Cordua Von-Specht was teaching a
cod howto pronounce her name.NadeneRehnby was still
ardently collectingpizza money, and Kathryn Wider flew
off tothe Amazontosaveatree. Yggy Kingwasattempting
to befriend a cold can of Kokanee. He gave it, instead, to
an overtired, grumpy raccoon. Paul Abbott had collapsed,
bis Die Yuppie Scum T-shirt besotted with fish scales.
Unfortunately vegetarianism bad been declared absolute. (Beck didnt mind though) Suddenly, Yukie
Kurahashi, trailing letters, rode in on a white stallion and
collected Chris Francis and Sharon Lindores. Together,
they aU strode forth into the sunrise, determined to clean
up our city streets and rid the country of a toad named
Rebecca Bishop • Michael Booth
Martin Chester • Paul Dayson
Mark Nielsen
Dead is dead. No
winners today.
War is death and destruction and unimaginable sorrow.
War is killing innocent people including our mothers, our fathers, our
sisters, our brothers, our children, our friends and our 'enemies.'
War is impersonal, inhumane and indiscriminate in who will suffer and who
will die.
War is happening today.
But the war today is not war. It is an "operation" or a "liberation." When
bombs hit, the targets are "suppressed" or "neutralized."
Today's war has no horror; it is a game of bravado, it is entertainment. This
war is "exciting." This war is "going very well." The first massive strike against
Iraq brought "euphoria" to the United Nations coalition.
What is wrong with us? Have these past forty years of peace for Canada
made us forget what war is like? People are dying, are dead, and will continue
to die because of this "operation." When will the numbers shock us? We can
exercise our addition, we can let the numbers be the casualties, but will we
remember that as these numbers accumulate there is another human life lost,
another person that families and friends will mourn, another human being that
will never be seen, heard, or felt again?
Human life must be worth something; we cannot discard it so easily. One
human life lost is one too many. Now, more than ever, must we hold human life
dear. These "efficient" weapons of war make it all too easy to rationalize
"acceptable losses." We kill without seeing the devastation. We kill without
seeing the people die. We kill without conscience.
We must not let the terms of war cloud the horror of war. If we want war so
badly, then we must face the horror, the suffering, the agony ofthe dead and the
living. Only then will we see, yet again, that war is fundamentally wrong, that
it has to be preventable, and that it must not happen again.
This war may go on for some time. The only thing that we can be sure of is that in
the nextfew days, more people will be maimed, more people will die. We must accept that
we too are responsible for uieir deaths. We will hear the statistics coming in, accumulating every day, and they will tell us that the "casualties were light." But no matter how
they tell us, we must not forget that for every death, there will be one less life that was
full of ideas, memories, loves, sorrows, family, and friends. And most of all, we must not
forget that there will be one less person who was just like us.
Politics of the ecology:
When do we take
Faced with the current deluge of violence and death in the Middle-
East, writing an editorial on the environment seems irrelevant. But we
cannot forget that environmental degradation has long been a life-
threatening issue.
Admittedly, in the light of the world-wide extent of the ecological
crisis, personal action often appears insignificant and ineffective.
But, the "It's too big for me, I can't do anything," mentality is
unacceptable because it disempowers the individual. Any degree of
power that we possess as people rests in our ability to make choices.
This capacity is articulated at every level of action that we take in
our lives. It empowers us to determine who we will be as individuals,
how we will interact with others, and what type of society we choose to
participate in.
Daily environmental choices are the most profound personal, political,
and social statements that a person can make. By flexing one's consumer
muscle, each of us can control what we buy, where we buy it, from whom
we buy it, and ultimately what is produced.
In this power of an action lies the seed of environmental solution.
This is the force that will take us from our present focus on recycling to
the very question of waste. Recycling, reducing, and reusing are necessary,
but not sufficient. As individuals we must choose to rethink and
ultimately reject our present consumer society.
This is the ultimate choice. If we are to save our living environment
we must choose to sacrifice the convenience and the luxury of our
rampant consumerism. That's the unpleasant reality that faces all of us,
the choice is ours to make.
January 18,1991
• *.-    *   L   -•-*. LETTERS/OP-ED
To slate or not to slate...
For the first time since the seventies slates will have a huge
impact on the results ofthe AMS
elections. Not since 1974, when
an NDP-ish slate calling itself
Human Government won control
ofthe executive, has the possibility of a slate controlling the AMS
executive arisen.
Slates were a real popular idea
back then- five people getting together to try and enact the social
change the seventies was all
about. Certain slate ideas were
popular, resulting in some, but
not all, slate members being
elected to office. Most people realized the danger of electing what
was in fact a political party to
AMS office. It, party politics, was
seen as a fine thing for the outside world, but the impression
was that it had little place within
the realm of student concerns.
It is now 1991, and a lot has
changed since then. The 1980's
saw a measure of stability return to the AMS. The councils
of the seventies, marked by
slate rivalry, gave way to a
period of individualism. The
1980's gave us candidates for
AMS office not aligned with any
party. Elections were marked by
an emphasis more on issues than
on rhetoric.
The individual candidates
wasted no time arguing against
candidates for the other executive positions because they didn't
know who they would have to
work with. Anybody who felt that
they could do a good job with the
AMS did not feel threatened by
slate politics and thus made
themselves available for office.
This is not to say there wasn't
conflict on the AMS during the
1980's; there was, but these conflicts were individual problems
and not instances of people actually in political conflict with each
Last year was the first re-emergence of the type of conflict the
seventies experienced. The petition to have the Director of Pi-
nance removed was one example.
It arose because of personal conflicts between other members of
the executive and himself over
how he chose to run his office. It
was this debate, over his competency for office, that helped hold
council back from accomplishing
anything of substance this year.
Next year has the potential to
be far worse. There are two slates
running for all five executive positions. (Three, if you count the
Radical Beer Faction, a tasty yet
impractical alternative.)
It wouldn't be so bad if they
would call themselves slates. Instead they have chosen less
threatening ways of describing
themselves- "friendly' terms such
as "group" and "team".
Each slate is running a massive
public relations campaign to try
and get their message across. The
mass postering of campus with
annoyingly coloured posters apparently wasn't enough. Each side
has resorted to the mass publication of newsletters to try and spread
their word. Each slate hopes that
by using this forum to espouse their
slate/party views this will be the
final statement that will ensure
their victory.
Why is this so bad?
Because they have removed the I
student from student politics. A
slate has a financial base far larger
in size to draw upon than does an
individual candidate. Where each
candidate for an executive posi-
tion is supposed to spend a maximum of one hunderd fifty dollars,
slates can combine this into a pool
equalling seven hundred fifty dollars. This enables them to create
slick(biased) advertising gimmicks
like newspapers and photo-enhanced pamphlets.
This year could be the harbinger
of a frightening trend in student
politics— that of slates once again
becoming a force in campus politics. They discourage the concerned
individual from running for AMS
office because they won't be able to
match the political and economic
organization of a slate.
No matter how concerned a candidate is about is about changing
the AMS, nor how appropriate they
could be for the job, the intimidation of being an independent running against a slate is too overwhelming for the individual to ignore.
This is particularily evident in
this year's election campaign for
the AMS executive. Discounting
the Racical Beers', there are only
two independents, myself and Ajay
Agrawal, running for AMS executive positions.
This should not be so. AMS
Council should be a tool for students, not one for party machines
looking to enact their own 'special'
form of change through a monopoly
over the executive. Worse still, the
(far-greater) possibility of a split
executive hangs over this election.
In the 1980's people were nice to
each other before their election
because they didn't know who they
would be working with. Once
elected, they made great attempts
to get along with those elected to
serve with them.
Any conflicts that arose were
amongst individuals, usually
arising well into their terms, and
were settled as such, not tying up
the time of the AMS and the
This year the battlelines were
drawn from the outset ofthe election campaign. Neither side sees
eye to eye on most topics, instead
spending their time trying to outdo each other. The Progressives
spent their time denouncing the
Unity Group as a collection of
"hacks" and "SAC-rats", while
Unity has not overlooked that
'Progressive' is just a nice way of
saying the student NDP.
(If you don't believe this, call
the Progressive hotline andask
if they're in the NDP office. Its
room number is 249f.)
A university is no place for
party politics such as this. Instead, where was the actual
debate on election-type issues
such as tuition, creating a harassment-free student environment, Rec-Fac III and how the
candidates would work with
council to enact positive change?
Did you know that there are five
referendum questions on the
election ballot? Only if you were
told by myself or your faculty's
AMS reps.
Why has this been so? Because
the issues surrounding this election have been lost in the acrimony
surrounding the campaign. Style
has apparently won out over substance; effective party machines
have kept their candidates from
being exposed over any one particular issue.
The mask has to come off. The
student must be put back into
Students' Council. When voting
in the elections next week, keep
in mind all the independent candidates running for AMS, Senate
and BoG. Send a message to the
slates telling them that party
politics does not belong on this
campus. And please, take the time
to read and vote on the referendum questions; it will make a
Let the voice of the individual
remain in campus politics.
Rob McGowan
Independent candidate-
for AMS President
Give us some buses
Given the great emphasis put
on reducingtraffic caused pollution
and congestion, the lack of action
on this issue by politicians and
other officials is appalling. Not
only is BC Transit to fault for not
ordering buses in time to meet
demand, but officials in Vancouver
and here at UB C have not acted in
ways to increase the attractiveness
of transit.
The city of Vancouver has
failed to provide bus lanes to speed
service even though these have
been reccommended many times.
Here at UBC traffic planning has
not helped service and has in fact
hindered it. As examples one only
needs to remember that the section of University Boulevard from
Wesbrook to East Mall used to be
four lanes, we could sure use one of
the lanes they took away for a bus
lane to by-pass the line-up to another of their mistakes, the new
parking lot between the bookstore
and Chemistry/Physics building.
This nasty little lot has dramatically increased traffic using the
road to the bus loop and thus caused
delays. The lot has also added
visual pollution, replacing an attractive boulevard. To add insult
to injury, the meters in the lot are
very rarely paid.
I once encouraged people to
take transit but now BC Transit
lacks the capacity to handle any
more. The #85 UBC Express bus
that I take to UBC from downtown
is always packed and, at only two
trips a day, service is less than
adequate .We must see more commitment to transit if politicians
want people to leave their cars,
reducing pollution and congestion.
Ian Fisher
Science 3
Prosecutor resigns
The chief prosecutor of Student Court has resigned, effective
Nov. 18. It was over the John
Lipscomb conflict of interest af
fair—it seems that the chief justice and the ombudsperson were
pressuring her to hurry up and
prosecute. According to the chief
prosecutor's letter to AMS council,
John's counsel's "position is that it
is impossible to prepare a proper
defence to the charges on three
days notice. As well, the fact that
we are approaching the Christmas
examination period, make it impractical and unfair to proceed this
term." Also, "it would be a denial of
natural justice to force a hearing
at this time." Nice to know that
"natural justice" applies to John,
but not to the Engineers. I am
referring of course to last March,
when Student Court went ahead
and prosecuted the EUS despite
the fact that we didn't have counsel at the time. Three days notice
and the spring exam period was
good enough for us, I guess.
Evie Wehrhahn
EUS first vice-president
Milli Vanilli not the first
by Huang Chen Chung
If Milli Vanilli is afraud then
they are just a period at the end of
a long statement the music industry has delivered insistently
to every musician.
You have to sell a lot of
records. And to do that, you have
to look good and sound good—No
matter what the cost. Live recordings in which your real voice
and—if videotaped—your true
physical talent are revealed will
not sell records.
You need an editor. You need
a producer. You need make-up.
You need a costume. You can't
look the way you really do.
You also need dubbing. You
can't sound the way you truly do.
And you need lip-synching on
video—no one can sing and dance
their best at the same time.
To put it bluntly, you need to
be unreal to do unreal things—
This will sell your records.
This will earn recognition;
this will win you Grammies.
And this is not news to the
music industry. Grammy judges
are certainly quite aware of this.
They award techno-puppets every
That they feel indignified
about Milli Vanilli only mirrors
in irony what musicians with integrity feel everyday.
Yes, Milli Vanilli is a fraud.
But they're not the first—the music industry creates several every
year—and they certainly won't be
the last. This "fraud" is what the
officials in the music industry
think people want. And they have
sales to back them up.
Cynicism, democracy and the Gulf War
by Paul Abbott
Contrary to much of what
has been said by the anti-war
protesters, the war in the Gulf is
not a betrayal of liberal democratic principles, rather, it is
perhaps the ultimate affirmation
of them. A quick victory in the
Gulf war will ensure George Bush
of re-election. Taking the most
cynical viewpoint that everything
Bush does is to get re-electedr the
war is a calculated gamble at
winning a sure majority.
George Bush, the republican
party, and indeed the majority of
the population of the U.S., (and
Canada), are interested in keeping things the way they are. We
are very well off, as nations, and
we intend to keep it that way.
From a larger perspective, the
members of the United Nations
security council who control policy
are the dominant nations of the
world, and they intend to keep it
that way.
The Gulf war is about economics, but not in the way most of
us tend to think. George Bush,
Mulrony, and the rest ofthe western leaders are not fighting for
Texeco per se, they are fighting
for your standard of living; reasonable oil prices, which effects
everything from food prices to unemployment rates to universally
accessible post secondary education.
How is it possible that a student can protest vigourously
against tuition hikes, then paint
a new message on the placard and
rush down to the anti-war demonstration? Will you vote for Bill
Vander Zalm in the coming election if he runs on a humanist
platform to cut all spending on
relative frills such as post-secondary education and use the
money to buy food and shelter for
the people in the ghettoes of New
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January 18,1991
AMS Bud*
AMS Fees ($32.50 per student)
Expenses (cont.)
Anti-Discrimination Program                          n.a.
Basic Breakdown
Ask Me Program                                         n.a.
Art Purchasing Fund
previously in Student Council;
Bursary Fund
1989/90 Budget $200; 1989/90 Actual $1090.04
Capital Projects Fund
Art Gallery Committee                               (2,370)
(CPAC) ($15 per student)
Copies of the Code                                        0
Emergency Student Loan Fund
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Committee            n.a.
Intramurais ($4.50 per student)
External Affairs                                       (12,075)
University Athletic Council
Homecoming Committee                          (7,000)
provides Intramurais with a further
Inside UBC                                               125
$188,800 for a total of $303,382
Job Link                                                 (15,625)
WUSC Refugee Student Fund
$2,457.27 of 1989/90 Actual is attributable to 1990/9*
($.50 per student+ $5,000)
Leadership Conference                                   0
SUB Management Fund
Mussoc bailout                                             0
($.50 per student)
Programs office                                      (24,300)
SUB Repairs & Replacement Fund
Summer Film Series                                   2,900
Registration Photos
$3,060 of 1990/91 Budget is attributable to prior two years
Amount remaining for (other) expenses
Survey                                                     n.a.
Summer Information Officer                              0
now in Summer Projects
Net Revenues
Tuition & Student Aid Task Force                        0
Walk Home Program                                      n.a.
1990/91 Budget includes financing costs
for Intramurais' short-term loan of approx.
$70,000 and for EUS & EUS Red Sports
Service organizations:
long-term loans of approx. $20,000
CITR Radio 101.9 fm& Discorder              (97,350)
Building Operations
(net of Disco revenue)
Used Bookstore
Disabled Students' Association                    (3,525)
Rental of auditorium by Film Soc
First Year Student Program                         (6,820)
75th Anniversary Committee
Gays & Lesbians of UBC                            (1,150)
Global Development Centre                             n.a.
Total available for expenses
Ombudsoffice                                          (2,300)
1989/90 Actual includes Student Court
Contingency (5%)
Speakeasy                                              (4,995)
Student Environment Centre                          (107)
Ubyssey, Sept. thru April                          (29,935)
Ubyssey, Summer                                  (14,080)
(Possibly) Subsidized Businesses
Volunteer Connections                              (2,565)
Whistler Lodge
Women's Centre                                      (2,030)
Word Processing Service
Club & Constituency Account Administration   (93,680)
Student Government Administration
Student Council
Operating Surplus                                         780
Summer hiring of executive costs $46,523
Executive honoraria costs $11,800
Summer projects cost $31,346
Approx. $5,540 of 1989/90 Actual is attributable to 1990/91
Numbers in parentheses, e.g. (1,500), are either net expenses or
allocations to
reserve funds.
Student Administrative Commission (SAC)
Student Court
previously in Ombudsoffice
Numbers not in parentheses are net revenues.
n.a. (not applicable) usually refers to programs not in existence or programs operating
under a different name or account.
JANUARY 18 1991


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