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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 5, 1990
Vol 73, No 10
"A monument more durable than bronze/taller than the majestic
design ofthe pyramids, which neither rain can wash away nor
the north wind's impotent cage bring down/nor the innumerable
sequence of centuries and the sheer passing of time."
Cecil Rhodes, 1893
by Michael Booth
For much of this century, the
pinnacle of academic achievement
in North America has been to be
selected as a Rhodes Scholar. The
scholarship offers successful applicants the opportunity to study
at England's Oxford University for
one year along with the prestige
that aoes along with the title of
Rhodes Scholar.
However, it can be argued that
the scholarship's lofty position is
footed firmly on a base of mud;
mud that was
formed by the racism, imperialism
and exploitation
practised by the
founder, Cecil
Sent to South
Africa by his father
in September of
1870 to either recover from his
heart condition or
die in a warm climate, Rhodes soon
became one of the
wealthiest men in
the British Empire.
In the course
of the next thirty-
two years, Rhodes
established The
De Beers Mining
Company (diamond mines),
dabbled in gold
mining, graduated
from Oxford,
founded the colonies of Rhodesia
(now Zimbabwe)
and Northern
Rhodesia (now
Zambia), and
served as Prime
Minister of
Britain's Cape
Much of the
money in Rhodes'
estate was derived
from his ruthless
business practices
and his exploitation of black
labour. When
Rhodes died in 1902, he had no
heirs and left the bulk of his considerable estate to Oxford University for the establishment of the
Rhodes Scholarships.
Two ideals served as a driving
force in Rhodes' life: the creation of
a secret society; and to ensure that
an empire of English speaking
people dominated the world. In the
scholarships, Rhodes saw a means
by which the leadership of each
could be attained.
In hisbook The Founder: Cecil
Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power,
Robert Rotberg (a former Rhodes
Scholar himself) said Rhodes was
"persuaded that the creation of a
widespread band of brothers and
the unification ofthe empire's pos
sessions could best be achieved
through a single scholarship
scheme tenable at only the oldest
and largest of the universities of
the English-speaking world."
In his last will, Rhodes outlined the criteria by which the
scholarships would be awarded.
He required that the award was to
go to well rounded indi vi duals and
not be limited to those who are
only academically inclined.
"The conditions for election
should not only be for literary attainments but also...(for) charac-
Wilhelm made English compulsory
in German schools.
Rotberg said Rhodes "detailed
the number of scholarships to be
awarded from each colony each
year, adding three for Rhodesia,
distributingthe South African ones
to named secondary schools in the
Cape and to Natal, and including
the provinces and colonies of Australia and Canada (but omitting
the province of Nova Scotia, about
which he was presumably ignorant), Jamaica and Bermuda. The
American scholarships were spe-
ter and social qualities...especially
being moderately fond of field
sports say cricket and football,"
Rhodes wrote in his will. "I do not
simply want bookworms."
The standards he set for the
award were such that Rhodes, with
his heart condition and average
university grades, would not have
qualified for it.
Rhodes established that the
awards were to be given to students in countries colonized by
Britain as well as the United
States, a country that Rhodes
hoped would at some ]X>int rejoin
with Britain in Rhodes' dream
empire. In a later addition to the
will, he made room for scholars
from   Germany   after   Kaiser
cifically allocated to each of the
then-present states and territories
ofthe United States."
In a later clause of the will,
Rhodes decrees that race would
not be a factor in the selection
process. .On the surface, Rhodes'
treatment of Blacks, as an employer and as a politician, would
make this provision appear to be
quite startling.
However, Rotberg explains
that the racial question that
Rhodes was anticipating was that
of Dutch Boers versus Englishmen
and not whites versus blacks.
"Clause 24 ofthe will specified
that no student should be qualified or disqualified on account of
religion or race," Rotberg said.
"Rhodes was thinking of the English-Dutch division, not of overcoming color bars."
UBC history professor
Dr .Robert Kubicek said that while
some ofthe things Rhodes did and
stood for would be condemned today, there is a danger in judging
him based on today's standards.
"I don't think Rhodes was any
worse than any other mining entrepreneur in the late nineteenth
century," Kubicek said. "You have
to put the man into historical context. Rhodes was no more or less a
racistinhis time than
any of the whites
around him.
"He created a
scholarship that was
consistent with his
own time and place.
He was a racist and
he was anglocentric.
but the Rhodes Trust
(the administrators of
the Rhodes scholarship) has, one way or
another, altered the
original conditions so
that they are now
quite different than
what Rhodes intended," he said.
Kubicek said
that while Rhodes'
personal fondness for
the British empire
was shared by a large
segment of the British population even
as late as the 1950's,
Britons today are
more critical of their
nation's role in history.
"Rhodes stood
for Empire, which for
many Britons was a
positive thing,"
Kubicek said. "Now in
Britain there are very
few people that carr}/
that viewpoint. They
question Britain's colonial record and
some argue that the
empire helped bring
about Britain's
Kubicek added
that there were two
primary reason's for
British self-criticism when addressing her colonial past.
"Many Britons criticize themselves for clinging to the images of
empire," he said. "Some do not want
to defend — and often criticize —
the morality of empire.
"Others believe that Britain
clung too long to the imperial objectives and this prevented her
from adapting to the modern world.
Her initial reluctance to join the
European Common Market is an
example of that."
Kubicek said that while the
scholarships were funded from "a
profit made by exploiting, in a very
crude way, black labour, a lot of
good things have come out of bad
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October 5, 1990 New english course investigates gay perspective
by Martin Chester
For the first time, UBC will be
offering a course involving gay and
lesbian interpretations of well
known English literature.
The course, Reading Subtext
in English Literature: Overt Sexuality and Covert Homosexuality,
will deal with alternative interpretations of standard English
works such as Joseph Conrad's
Heart of Darkness and D.H.
Lawerence's Women in Love.
The instructor of the course,
Professor John Hulcoop, said it is
not meant to be a gay literature
"I'm really more interested
in the theory, rather than texts
that are concerned exclusively
in a certain world vie w," Hulcoop
"What I'm curious to see is
why texts which have alternative
possible meanings written into
them have never had these read
into them before," he said.
Hulcoop said his purpose is
"to show that in the reading of
(literature), certain meanings get
overlooked because of the predominant social, political and
sexual mores."
"I hope that when students
Drug policy
by Mark Nielsen
A calendar amendment intended to ensure that students
convicted of drug offences cannot
enter the faculty of pharmacy is
open to abuse, a UBC law professor said.
The amendment, to be added
to the pharmaceutical sciences
section in next year's calendar,
states that academic performance
is not the sole criterion for the
suitability ofa pharmacy student's
promotion or graduation.
"The faculty reserves the right
to require a student to withdraw
from the Faculty if that student is
considered to be unsuited to proceed with the study or practice of
pharmacy," the amendment states.
Calling for a clearer definition
of student suitability, UBC law
professor Phillip Bryden was the
lone member to vote against the
amendment when it won approval
from the UBC Senate last month.
"The basic idea is that you
ought to give people notice beforehand, instead of having a general
process and saying 'trust us that
we won't abuse it,'" Bryden said.
Although he believed the
amendment would stand up in
court, Bryden said that it is incumbent on the senate to work harder
to find something more fair.
"Whether or not it's a violation of the constitution is not a
question for the senate," he said.
"The question is whether or not it's
a good rule."
Bryden said that it would not
necessarily follow that the amendment will be used to unfairly exclude some students from entering
pharmacy, but he said that years
ago, communists could not become
lawyers in B.C. under a similar
He also said the Law Society
of B.C. and not the faculty of law,
concerns itself with the character
of its members, and wondered why
pharmacy would not play the same
"Judging people's character is
not our business," he said. "Judg
ing people's academic ability is
our business."
The Dean of Pharmacy, Dr.
John McNeill, agreed that the
amendment could apply to other
issues besides drug-related offences, but he said it was meant
to be open ended.
"There may be other things
we haven't thought about that
could fall into some sort of light
where the student may be unsuitable," he said.
McNeill added that it took
over a year of committee meetings before it was decided to
adopt the amendment. The
amendment is similar to those
adopted by the medicine and
nursing faculties.
"That's what has worked for
them, so we believe it will work
for us," McNeill said.
Before the amendment was
in place, students convicted of
drug related offences or with a
proven history of drug dependence or abuse could remain in
the faculty.
They could not, however,
graduate because each student
is required to complete three
professional practice clerkships,
during which the student works
in a pharmacy.
McNeill said pharmacists
could refuse to accept practicum
students with criminal records
because the students have access to prescription drugs as well
as patient records and other con-
fidential information.
The amendment was
adopted, McNeill said, after the
faculty found it could not expel a
student who was convicted of a
drug offence last year.
"The only reason he's not
here now is because he was arrested," he said.
In the twenty yearshe'sbeen
at U.B.C. McNeill said it was the
only time he's come across such a
situation where a student was
convicted of a drug related offence.
leave this course they will be able to
read other novels and seethe subtext
in them," he said. Many writers have
political or social messages which
are suppressed by the dominant society of the time, but, which can be
read into their works, he said.
Hulcoop hopes his students will be
able to read these messages.
The president of Gays and Lesbians of UBC, Anthony Berno, said
that a course dealing with gays and
lesbians in any way is a positive
"The faculty of English is not a
faculty that has been traditionally
homophobic, but even in the most
liberal faculties there is a tendency
to ignore gay and lesbian issues,"
Berno said.
Berno said there is a long history of gay and lesbian relationships in literature which should
not be ignored.
"Even in the Bible we have a
precedent for a loving, gay relationship between David and
Jonathan," he said. "People will
deny this is gay, but to any gay
person this speaks so clearly of a
loving and an erotic relationship,
that it is obvious.
"The fact is that a lot of historical events and literary move
ments can't be understood without
gay community, be they political
or homoerotic."
Berno said he hopes heterosexual students will take this
course. "For gay liberation to really take place, gay issues cannot
remain mysterious," he said. 'The
more heterosexuals are exposed to
gay life, the closer (an) understanding can be reached between
gays and heterosexuals."
Hulcoop said "before I retire I
would like to give a course on (the
gay and lesbian) tradition in North
American literature."
Native council rep proposed
by Matthew Johnson
Native students' concerns are not
being adequately addressed on AMS
council said Darren Winegarden,
president ofthe Native Law Students
"Native students come from such
a distinct cultural background," said
Winegarden. "A result of this is that
they have difficulty going through
the natural political channels."
In order to deal with the problem, a motion was made in the September 19 Student Council meeting
calling for a non-voting position to be
created to provide representation for
native students.
According to Winegarden, the
idea came out ofhis experience as a
proxy representative on the AMS
council last summer.
"I didn't see any native concerns
voiced over the entire summer," he
Winegarden discussed his idea
with members of the native student
commurity, and it was agreed that
he propose to have an elected representative from the Native Indian
Students Union sit on the AMS
"There's over 100,000 natives
in B.C., ;and there's a very low representative native student population (somewhere around 300) on
campus," Winegarden said.
Because they represent only a
small fraction ofthe student population, native students often find
their particular concerns are overlooked by other students in their
faculties, he said.
However, AMS vice-president
Johanna Wickie, has some concerns
about the motion.
"There are a lot of really good
reasons why they (native students)
should have representation, but as
a council member I can't really support the motion," she said. "There
are lots of groups that theoretically
deserve as much representation as
native students, for example,
women, minorities of every size,
shape, and color, gays and lesbians,
etc... and there are service organizations to serve and represent them.
"Hopefully, being the democratic organization we are, we don't
need special representation for
them, that is the Utopian ideal. If
there is a problem, I hope that it's
being pointed out to us," she said.
Wickie went on to say that everyone has a chance to run for AMS
AMS arts representative Jennifer Dobson said "I'm pretty for it.
We're on their land. There is concern that if we give native students
a position then we'll have to give
every minority a position. But the
native students want to feel more a
part ofthe university."
She went on to say, however,
that she still hasn't made up her
mind, and that debate is still going
on in the AMS about the motion.
Foreign service is looking for recruits from UBC
by Willem Maas
A career in the foreign services
could be for you, said a representative from the Department of External Affairs.
Speaking to students on Tuesday, representative Len Edwards
outlined the wide variety of jobs
available and emphasized what a
rewarding experience a diplomatic
career can be.
Every year the Canadian government hires approximately 150
flexible,, organized, leadership-
minded university graduates for
positions in trade, international
development, political analysis,
immigration and other fields.
Signing up for the Foreign
Service Exam on October 20 could
be the first step to "a lifetime
abroad," Edwards said. But, he
cautioned, a career in the diplomatic corps can be quite stressful
and demanding.
Successful applicants to the
October exams, held each year,
start a six month orientation followed by six months on the job
training starting in September
the next year. If they are then hired,
they can look forward to about 10
years of desk work and junior positions before being given management-
level jobs and postings at missions
Edwards said he likes coming to
UBC because it is "a great place to
recruit. "The acceptance procedure
focuses on adaptable people with good
management andlanguage skills who
have a desire to serve the public and
are willing to spend most or all of
their lives abroad," he said.
All those accepted are expected
to become fluent in both English
and French.
There is no official discrimination against minorities, women, or
the handicapped within the foreign
services, but women should be
aware that only six to seven per
cent of top ranking foreign service
officers are female.
Edwards said that diplomats
receive employee assistance and
have a say in what type of work
they do and where they are posted,
but he noted that salaries general ly
do not increase as rapidly as those
in the private sector. Employment
abroad for spouses of diplomats is
usually readily available, he added,
but this may sometimes not be the
case in less developed countries.
Education for children of diplomats is another concern, but "adequate facilities are available in
most world capitals," he said. However, most children of Canadian
diplomats complete their high
school education separated from
their parents, he said.
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Vote on health plan set
by Martin Chester
In a referendum next week,
students will be asked to vote to
approve a health plan organized
by Mutual Life of Canada and the
Canadian Federation of Students.
The plan extends the coverage offered by the B.C. government plan. The plan includes 80
per cent coverage of prescription
drugs (including oral contraceptives), limited vision care protection, and access to semi-private
hospital rooms at no added cost.
However, the plan will cost $37.08
for the first year. The premiums
will be adjusted yearly.
CFS director of discount programs, Chris Gibbs, said the plan
"is tailor made to what the student
union or school demands."
Gibbs was vice-president of
the Ryerson student union two
years ago when a similar health
plan was implemented. "It is probably one of the most used and
beneficial programs given by (the
Ryerson) council," he said.
AMS vice president, Johanna
Wickie, initially proposed the plan
and has been trying to publicize it
over the past week. "We're plastering the campus to let students
know about it," Wickie said.
"As long as (students) make a
knowledgeable choice. That's the
important thing," she said.
Gary Hartford, a member of
the University of Victoria student
government, said the reception of
UVic's plan has been positive. The
UVic plan has been passed by two
referenda, the most recent of which
passed four to one, Hartford said.
"I'd say overall its been a
success," he said.
One ofthe features of both the
AMS and the UVic plan is a pay
direct card system. With this system the student does not have to
pay the full cost and then send in
for a refund. Any discount is given
at the time the student pays.
In the same referendum, students will also be asked to vote on
a motion to increase their AMS
fees by five dollars per year to
cover the cost of inflation.
GDC wants new office
by Mark Nielsen
After its original application
for office space was rejected, the
Global Development Centre will
go to the students in search of
support for an office in the SUB
main concourse.
In the upcoming AMS referendum, students will be asked if
they will support the allocation of
a SUB concourse office to each
service organization that applied
for one in the first half of 1990.
While the referendum question names the five service organizations that applied, the GDC,
currently located on the SUB's
second floor, was the only one that
the AMS renovations committee
All the others—the Disabled
Students Association, the
Ombudsoffice, Speakeasy and the
Student Environment Centre—
were allocated offices in what was
the Dress-for-Less space. Renovations are scheduled to begin in
AMS director of finance John
Lipscomb, who presented a petition
to students council requesting the
referendum, said the referendum
question "asks that all service organizations be given space. It's a
matter of giving everyone equal
Meanwhile, the centre's acting
director Sabrina Hong said that
like other service organizations,
the GDC serves all students and
not just a select group.
"It's not fair to give more space
to one or two and not give any
space to some others," she said.
Hong argues that while
Speakeasy needs the equivalent of
four office spaces, and the
Ombudsoffice wants two, some of
that room could be moved onto the
second floor.
"A lot of what they'll use that
space for is counselling and
administration which they'd want
to do in another place (besides the
concourse) anyway," she said.
Hong said that in contrast,
the GDC—which hopes to become
a resource centre for information
on third world and development
issues—needs such space to be
more accessible to students.
"We want students to know
about it, and use it all the time,"
she said.
AMS vice-president Johanna
Wickie, who chaired the renovations committee, said the GDC's
request was rejected in the first
place because there is not enough
As an alternative, Wickie
suggested that the GDC wait until
the proposed south side expansion
ofthe SUB is completed and move
into one ofthe new offices there.
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October 5, 1990 FEATURE
Visions of a unified Germany
by Matthew Johnson and Graham
Some may say that it all
started twohundredyears ago with
the Prussian Empire. Some say
that it started half a century ago
with the Third Reich. There are
many who say that until last year,
it was just a dream.
The fact i s that as of mi dnight,
October 3, Germany is a united
"I think that there will be
short-run conflict, but I would predict that in the long-run things
will work out," said Dr. Edward
Mornin, head of UBC's Department of Germanic studies.
"It's a matter of time until
everything is settled, re-unification is a shared enterprise. The
majority in both East and west
Germany were in favor of it, and if
we regard democratic decisions as
being meaningful, we have to
support it," Mornin said.
Still, there are those who have
reservations about the potential
power and political position in
Europe of a unified Germany.
For example, unification will
add 5 provinces and 11 million
people to West Germany, creating
a nation of over 76 million.
According to UBC political
science professor, Dr. Paul
Marantz, a unified Germany is
going to be the predominate power
in Eastern Europe.
However, faced with such potential, there are many Germans,
who fear a resurgent desire to lead
Eastern Europe. One such person
is a visiting East German economist, Dr. Peter Thai.
"I don't want to be in the
leading position of anything. We
Germans have had enough of it,"
Thai said.
Mornin said German unification shouldbe seen in the light of a
new Europe. He said the "Iron
Curtain" has literally been removed between East and West
Europe, and now there is now a
common European cause and interest.
Thai said one side effect ofthe
curtain's removal is severe emigration from Eastern Germany. In
the last eighteen months alone,
over 750,000 people have left for
t.hp West.
"These have been the young
and educated East Germans, those
who have had the most to contribute, those who had the most initiative," Thai said. "We will have
for the near future a selected brain
drain to the West, the best people
will go...I am unhappy, but we can
not avoid it."
Mornin feels that it is important to note that "this hasn't been
a marriage of two countries, of
equal partners. It's not a new state.
It's an enlargement of what used
to be West Germany in the
framework of a merger brought
about through an electoral process."
When aske d about the possible
effects of this unification, UBC
history professor Dr. John Conway
stressed that, "the question for
Germany is not how it will come to
grips with its past, but how it will
face the future."
Nor has this past been a
smooth one.
"Dreadful crimes were committed against the Jewish people
in the last German Reich," he said.
Referring to interim German
president Von Weizsacker's speech
on unification during arecent state
visit to Vancouver, Conway said
the president "laid stress in his
speech on the need for Germans to
bear in mind the legacy of their
Nazi past."
Baltic Sea
North Sea
ABOVE: the 13 States and 3 Free Citie? (Hamburg, Bremen, and Berlin), that
form the new Germany.	
Conway said "the Jewish community has apprehensions that
feelings of anti-semitism might be
once again encouraged." Yet, while
it is true that a certain number of
anti-Semitic actions will occur in a
unified Germany, they will probably not occur any more than in
the other western democracies.
Mornin said there are no
grounds for justified hysteria.
"Looking at West Germany since
1949, it has demonstrated that it
has been a stable democracy," he
Marantz is hopeful that the
new generation is different from
past generations, and that the
economic, political and social
situationin Germany has changed.
"I see a relatively low chance
ofthe past happening again. But
that is based on the stability ofthe
worldwide economy. If there is a
worldwide depression, or a collapse, all bets are off," he said.
Marantz said there are prospects for violence and problems if
the country falls apart. He adds,
however, that there is not much
Germany can gain by using military force. "The world has
fundamentally changed in the incentives not to use military force,"
he said.
Germans are not more prone
to militaristic nationalism than
any other people, Marantz said. It
is not just Germany that could
vote for a dangerous demagogue.
There's more of a danger from instability in Eastern Europe and
the Soviet Union than a resurgence of German nationalism.
"The "doomsday" scenario
scares me. As long as reason prevails things will be fine, but there
is always dangerif a country disintegrates," he said.
There are many indications
that a unified Germany will have a
stable start in the European Economic Community.
Conway said it is important to
realize that through unification,
"a new German megalith has been
created of 76 million." The potential of its economic and political
impact can only be understood
through its juxtaposition with the
collapsing, near chaotic state of
Eastern Europe.
Mornin said there will be short
term disruptions—such as enormous East German unemployment—which could produce significant economic, social, and political problems.
In spite of this threat, Thai
said the only positive economic
element that the German Democratic Republic brings to the union
is its "valuable potential of human
The massive economic disparity be tween the two Germanies
can be better understood when one
considers that after World War II,
"the GDR had to pay $23 billion
US (calculated in 1938 dollars) in
reparations to the USSR and Poland among others." Conversely,
West Germany paid the Soviets
only half a billion dollars, and received the benefits ofthe Marshall
Plan, Thai said.
"Many decisions were not
made in Berlin, they were made
for political reasons 3000 km to
the east," he added.
Despite this, Thai said the
East Germans' experience with the
other Eastern European states
over the last forty years has given
it both special responsibilities and
placed it in a special position.
"We must give help to the Soviets and others...East Germans
will act as a bridge," he said.
Mornin said it is a time for
hope and for guarded optimism.
He said the idea of unification has
been on the books since 1945, and
that the only surprise is that it
came so sudden, and in the form of
a bloodless revolution.
"Gorbachev, to his credit, was
a supreme realist. He saw a truck
coming and got out ofthe way. He
did concede [German re-unification] and was able to get a number
of concessions, such as troop and
arms limitations, as well as a
pledge of billions of German marks
to pay for housing for soviet troops
leaving Germany," Marantz said.
Tuesdau Oct. 9
7:00 PM
The Absurdity of War"
An Israeli feature film about
Egyptian & Israeli Soldiers
Hillel's Famous
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with guest
Tuesday* October 9
12:30 PM
Wednesdau. Oct. IO
12:30 PM
Torah Study Group
With Rabbi Ronnie Cahana
Hillel House is located on the North side oiSUB next to the parkade. Tel: 224-4748
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"Wonderful World of Dogs"
Interview Mark Lewis.
Who me?
My palms liquify. My armpits are leaky
showerheads. Partly because I'm an
aspiring documentary filmmaker and
Lewis' documentary "Cane Toads" is one of
my faves. Partly because I've got zero
journalism experience.
After "freshening up" in the bathroom
ofthe festival's publicity suite at the Hotel
Vancouver, I am ready. The volunteer leads
me to Lewis' room.
As we are introduced I nervously look
at his hand waiting for hand-shaking
signals. As nervous as I am, Lewis is doing
the same thing.
After working as a sound recordist on
Australian feature films for six years (Ah
ha! No wonder his sound tracks are so
amazing) Lewis made his first film, "Cane
Toads" a docu-comedy about one of
Australia's biggest regrets.
To save their sugar cane crop from
destruction by a beetle, the Cane Toad was
imported from Hawaii in 1935. Unaware of
its rai son d'etre, the ravenous toad spread
everywhere and ate everything. Everything
that is, except the beetles.
It turns out that not every-one is
inconvenienced by the toads. Some people
use the cane toad's mucus as a
halucenogenic drug.
In an over-the-top departure from the
realm of serious documentary, Lewis
interviews a self-professed Cane Toad
abuser (back lit to protect his identity).
Lewis breaks off for a moment to
mention that two Toronto men were
recently hospitalized for complications
resulting from licking Cane Toads they
found in an exhibit at the Toronto zoo.
His newest film, "The Wonderful
World of Dogs", is also sort ofa documentary.
Like fellow documentary filmmaker
Errol Morris (Thin Blue Line, Gates of
Heaven), Lewis breaks rules. "We have
been locked into capital T>' documentary
for too long. A lot of people say Tm not
going to see documentary because it's
boring", said Lewis.
Unfazed by its snoozy reputation,
Lewis claims "the beauty ofthe documentary genre is that you can push it."
Wow, does he ever! His new film
interweaves wacky real-people interviews
with dramatized dog legends using both
human and canine actors.
The real people are so far-out that the
distinction between them and the actors is
What's his secret? He interviews lots of
potential interviewees using sound tape (it's
cheap), then picks out the "gems". "It's like a
drama. You have to cast your characters
and select what you want them to say in
terms of what you want to say".      Another
thing which makes his film special is the
way it is often filmed from a dog's perspective, like the shots of dogs running in packs
where the camera cruises smoothly at dog-
eye level. Lewis even had a modified version
ofa Steady Cam (a specially designed
camera for doing smooth hand-held shots)
made for this film which he calls a "Dog
Lewis says "Animals can't talk and
explain things from their world so I try to do
that for them."
Fur sure.
Friday night in the third row of
the Cinemateque, I became a dog.
Trotting with a pack of other dogs, we
patrolled suburbia. Sniffing messages
and leaving behind liquid business
Snapping out of my dog fantasy, I
saw a woman on the big screen holding
a chihuahua telling me the story about
how her pet was kidnapped by a
pelican at the beach.
An oil ripple disolve over the pet's
face prepared me for a recreation ofthe
freaky event from the puny dog's point
of view.
This could be the first doggy flashback in the history of film.
Theatre owners had better stock
up on milk-bones for the candy-counter,
because the Wonderful World of Dogs is
coming to town. Two paws up.
Getting a dog's perspective on issues   staff
Misplacing old country traditions in a new land
Applications forms are available in SUB room
238 arid must bo handed in by 4 pm on Friday,
October 12,1990.
For more information, contact the Director of
Administration, Roma-Gopauf-Singh (Room 254)
or the SAC Secretary, Martin Ertl (Room 252).
by MaryAinsUe
IN Misplaced, a 17 year old boy and his
middle aged mother leave Poland
in 1981 due to the violence and oppression of
the government. The husband/father remains
in Poland so that he may continue his involvement with the underground Solidarity movement.
The film is an enjoyable and touching
portrayal of what happens when Halina Nowak
takes her son, Jacek, to Washington, D.C. so
that they may lead a better, American lifestyle.
The movie focuses on whether they have
indeed escaped to a better life and whether
integration into American society is in fact a
worthwhile endeavor.
Jacek, a talented and promising musician,
left Poland after being beaten by a Police
Officer for painting a Solidarity slogan on a
cement wall.
Ironically, upon arriving in America he is
again beaten only this time by a leather clad,
beer guzzling teen-ager, simply for looking at
the wrong girl.
Later on, Jacek is emotionally attacked by
the other members ofhis "typically" American
classroom when they call him the "wimp from
Warsaw" and laugh at his K-mart Blue light
Special polyester clothes.
Jacek soon learns, to his horror, that
popularity is earned in North America by
vandalizing school property, smoking dope and
getting suspended from school.
By contrast, Halina embraces the new
society, ending up in a relationship with her
landlord—a country music adoring, beer
drinking, sexist who wants to take care of her.
Halina eventually becomes a foreign
language broadcaster for the Voice of America,
and through her professional role both the
audience and Halina follow the growth and
progress ofthe Solidarity movement.
Halina comes to embrace American
society to the point where she refuses to even
allow Jacek to speak his native language
around the house.
Jacek finds a sympathetic ear with his
grandmother Zofia, who emigrated from Poland
30 years earlier, only to regret her decision now.
Zofia believes 1_iat she must die in Poland
and regrets ever having left her true home.
Jacek stays in America with his mother,
but trys to follow the advice ofhis grand
mother, and "embrace the American lifestyle
but never change".
A goal to which many new immigrants
aspire and may or may not be possible in the
great American melting pot.
Tne director ofthe film, Louis Yansen,
explains that the film is semi-autobiographical
and that the sense of anomie which he experienced upon his arrival in America was extreme.
There is an obvious sense ofhis commitment throughout the film evidenced in its
warmth, humour, pathos and tragedy. The
performances ofthe Polish immigrants are
superior strongly emphasizing the bad acting of
the American actors.
Clearly the film reminds the viewer that
wars are being waged throughout the world and
that our contact with this volatility remains
peripheral and distorted through the media-
While the Polish conscience in the film is
directed at freedom and liberation the North
American culture is dominated by dance clubs,
expensive cars, nifty MTV clothing and cultural
It is really not all that difficult to see why
Jacek has so much trouble adjusting to his
'better' life in America
In the company of shared laughter
by Rebecca Bishop
HOW many people would find a scene where
old women compare their drug
prescriptions, pill colours, aches and ailments
Director Cynthia Scott has created a film that
explores the lives of eight different women over a
brief period of time, when their day trip to the
countryside is extended after their bus breaks
The women are all over the age of 70. Some
are very much alive in the here and now, while
some live through their children or the past.
Each in turn reveals a little bit of herself,
creating a web of anecdotes, laughter and pain.
They dance, sing, catch fish with panty-hose, and
share secrets.
One woman is a Mohawk who hates her
husband, another, an auto mechanic and nun.
Each has her own quirks of character, but is best
defined by what she says about herself and not by
labels such as lesbian', nun', or Indian*, which
while accurate, are limiting.
All of these- women express pain and problems
that they have or have overcome. Scott does not use
sym-pathy to draw us to them. They are reflections of
our mothers, grandmothers, aunts and selves.
One problem with the film is that these women
are not representative of all elderly women. The
economic realities of women born early in this
century is hinted at, when some ofthe women
describe working in factories, and old photos conjure
up careers of marriage and motherhood.
There is little to suggest, however, that any of
these women are destitute. Trie greatest problems
they face are fear of death, loss of their children, and
spending their old age in a home.
The greatest strength ofthe film is that it
breaks the image of dependency in one's old age.
These women may lean on one another, but they
manage to survive and are surprising resourceful.
One wonderful surprise about the film is that
none of these women have acted professionally
before. These women are unselfconsdous in front of
the camera, perhaps because old age weakens the
need for pretensions. One comes away thinking that
these are probably wonderful people off camera.
Unfortunately, the film is not scheduled to be
replayed later in the festival; however, if it is
considered one ofthe favourites it will be run on the
closing day.
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Wednesday Noon 12:30 -1:30
Oct. 3 "An Act of Hate" (RAPE)
Oct. 10 "Self Esteem"
Oct. 17 "Anorexia and Bulimia"
Oct. 28 "To a Safer Place" (INCEST)
Oct. 31 "Sexual Roulette: Aids and the Heterosexual"
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Wednesday and Thursday, October 10th & llth —
TjR^n Ballroom, 2nd Floor
613S Student Union Building
10;00 AM - 5:00 PM
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by Graham Cameron
The venue was a funky little
Latin cafe on Commercial Drive
called "La Quena", the singer a
vibrant young UBC student
named HADANI.
Surrounded by captured
Mexican wall hangings and a
diverse slice of Canada's new
multi-cultural face, she led us on
an incredible sensory voyage
through the world of folk songs.
enriching hours, that was exactly
what she proceeded to share with
La Quena Coffeehouse
Dressed in a colourful
worldbeat outfit — Middle
Eastern balloon pants, a Tibetan
cap, and a Parisian black
bohemian top — her banner had
promised us "Songs From
Everywhere". And for three
Singing in five languages —
Spanish, French, English,
Arabic, and Russian — HADANI
delighted and excited us with her
amazingly rich, yet strangely
lilting voice.
Creating a very personal
relationship with her audience,
much of her concert consisted
simply of HADANI, her acoustic
guitar, and her songs. By
themselves these would have
well been worth the $4 price of
"Songs From Everywhere",
however, was more than just an
amazing cultural songfest. In
addition, HADANI shared with
us her feelings, and many ofthe
experiences that she has had
through several years of travel
and life abroad.
Each song came with its own
\[ lanation or anecdote. Then,
'ompanied by either a guitar or
ter by an African drum, she also
shared with us several of her
own songs, and even
selections of her compelling poetry.
The result of these various
elements was an incredibly personal, encompassing evening.
Throughout her three sets, HADANI
enthralled us with the richness of
her voice, entertained us with the
intelligence of her comments, and
touched us with the openness of her
presentation. It was certainly a
concert worth experiencing again.
Luckily for us, HADANI will be
performing Friday, October 5th, from
8:00 to 11:00 pm at Eugene Ripper's
^"ast Folk Underground in the UBC
Graduate Centre's Fireside Lounge.
The concert will be free arid will be
followed up by Dead Head Cool
fV'im 11:00 to midnight. Without a
doubt, HADANI is a performer
well worth seeing.
P&G, one of Canada's leading consumer goods
companies, will be on campus at the following times
& locations to meet students of all academic
CAREER FAIR: October 10 & 11, SUB
Undergrad: October 9,5:30 pm., HA 104
Engineering: October 11,12:30 pm., CEME 1202
MBA: October 11,6:30 pm., Grad Centre
Deadline for applications:
October 24 (Sales), October 17 (Other) at CEC
October 5,1990 Carter conquers Commodore with energy and control
Unique Traditional Chinese  J^J   '■
Cooking on Campus,     j •
by Paul Thomson
PEERING out into the
audience at the start of her
first set Betty Carter said; "It's
been a long time, a very long
Betty Carter
Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, September 30
While listening to her
chuckle out a husky whisp ofa
laugh I reflected not only on her
long absence from a Vancouver
stage but also on her lengthy
career that spans over forty
Betty Carter carousing at the
While quietly rising to join
an illustrious group of jazz
singers such as Billie Holiday,
Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah
Vaughan, Carter shared stages
with such notable names as
Charlie Parker, Lionel Hampton,
Miles Davis and Ray Charles.
With such a remarkable past
behind her, I half expected to sit
back and have a good listen to a
seasoned performer slither out
some dusty old favorites with the
occasional rise in tempo cut short
by the potential risk of heart
Such was not the case. Upon
taking the spotlight Carter
established firm control ofthe
room by confidently strutting
and scatting around the stage
during what she humorously
referred to as "a sound check." A
few semi-violent contortions
later, a toss ofthe head interceded by more scat and a flash of
a whiplash smile precluded an
exchange with the audience
asking their approval (no
problems here). Acceptance
given, Carter proceeded to bring
up the bass a little, heated up
the pipes and didn't look back.
Accompanied by a lively
young trio—consisting of bassist
Dwayne Burno (20), drummer
Gregory Hutchinson (20), and
pianist Marc Carey (23)—whose
skill and musical maturity far
exceed their years, Carter glided
playfully through the past
toward the sweet hasps and
melancholy rhythms ofthe
recent "Glad to hear it" as well
as the roomy and reflective
"Thirty years" from her latest
album Carousel.
Perhaps the most memorable moments presented
themselves at the end of the
second set when Carter bade
farewell with Ray Charles'
"Everytime you say goodbye"
with a fresh and energetic flair,
along with an improvisational
jam tabbed "I don't wanna quit."
All in all Carter reached for
the silky highs and musty lows
with strength and control,
producing a dynamic and
endearing show by a seasoned
performer who has yet to drop a
I didn't want her to quit
on ash pick-up orders
2142 Western P.irkway,
19 15-1990
Bruce Ames is Chairman of the Division of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology at the University of California,
Berkeley. His particular interests are in the role of natural
and man-made substances in the incidence of cancer.
Dr. Ames has been instrumental in presenting a balanced,
though sometimes controversial, view of this complex
issue. Many prestigious awards attest to the high esteem
with which he is held by both the scientific and lay communities. These include most recently the Tyler Prize for 1985
and the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prize
for 1983.
Thursday, October 11th      MacMillan 166 at 12:30 PM
Friday, October 12th Woodward IRC, Hall 6 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, October 13 Woodward IRC, Hall 2 at 8:15 PM
The Vancouver Institute Lecture
We are Alcan. A Canadian company
that's leading the world in aluminum
We employ 57,000 people across
Canada and around the world in mining
bauxite, smelting alumina, shipping
fabricated products and recycling
aluminum. In finding new uses for our
products in our homes, in industry,
transportation and space exploration.
And in being a good corporate citizen
in every community we call home.
Today, we're looking for natural
leaders. Outstanding students who
have the motivation, discipline,
curiosity, imagination and the grades
to learn with us. Grow with us.
Face the challenges of today.
And lead us onward and upward,
To learn more, visit the Alcan
Booth on Campus during Career Day
oi October llth. Talk to your Career
Placement Officer. Or send your
curr,culum vltae to the university
recruitment coordinator, Alcan
Aluminium Limited, 1188 Sherbrooke
Street West, Montreal, Quebec,
Canada H3A3G2. No hooks.
No lines. No sinkers.
October 5, 1990
THE UBYSSEY/9 Editorial autonomy is
NOT negotiable
After much debate, the staff of The Ubyssey decided in
early September not to run an advertisement for the Rhodes
Scholarship booked by UBC Awards and Financial Services.
The staff came to the conclusion that we could not allow this
ad in the paper for three reasons: First, the scholarship glorifies
the name of a known biggot and exploiter of black labour for not
only his own profit, but for the glorification of his race and
empire. Second, the money behind the scholarship was acquired
from this exploitation ofthe African labour and was, therefore,
blood money. We do not want our paper funded by this money.
Third, the scholarship was set up to help English speaking
stu dents in predominantly English speaking countries (the vast
majority, therefore, being white).
The most important of the three is that we do not wish to
be a part ofthe glorification ofthe name of Cecil Rhodes.
The matter was then brought up in students council, where
upon, council, in its infinite wisdom, decided to coerce The
Ubyssey into running the ad.
It is a very serious matter when student governments, or
any government for that matter, attempt to infringe upon the
editorial policy ofa newspaper. This is especially true when, as
is the case at UBC, the newspaper in question is the only major
source of information on or criticism of that government.
A student newspaper must remain editorially autonomous
from student government.
Our autonomy campaign last spring was to avoid just this
sort of problem. Had the campaign been successful, a board
would have been established, including members of The Ubyssey
collective and students at large, through which this and other
disputes would be discussed.
This decision was not taken lightly. It was passed by
concensus in four seperate staff or production meetings, after
considerable discussion at each of these.
Regardless of pressure from the AMS students' council, the
staff of The Ubyssey will not allow the Rhodes Scholarship to be
advertised in this newspaper.
Apathy and referendums:
no cure available here
This year's AMS executive and Students' Council has continually appealed for participation by the student body. They
hired a full time programs coordinator (who has since quit), and
pushed participation in the 75th Anniversary Homecoming
Next Tuesday to Friday, Students' Council will be asking
students to vote on three referenda.
This is all commendable.
However, in order to carry on with these referenda, which
have been planned for weeks, council had to suspend the rules
that normally govern AMS plebecites.
This occurred because those responsible had not conformed
to the regulations for publicizing these referenda.
The current "information campaign" aimed at ensuring
that students are able to make an informed choice about the
referendum questions is non-existant at best. A few last minute
ads in The Ubyssey can hardly be construed as providing a
complete and unbiased picture of what the referenda are all
Evidently the AMS thinks referendums are trivial affairs
even though this one, combined with the Board of Governors'
imposition of the $40 recreation centre levy (which the AMS
sanctioned), will increase student fees to over $120 per year.
Furthermore, the lack of information on campus about the
referendum questions will no doubt result in their failure due to
lack of quorum, thus wasting another $6,000 of student money.
With this kind of demonstration of organization by the AMS
leadership, is it any wonder that the majority of students on this
campus are apathetic?
October 5,1990
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the
Alma Mater Society ofthe University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those ofthe staffand not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the
sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud
support ofthe Alumni Association. The editorial office is
Rm. 241k of the Student Union Building. Editorial
Department, phone 228-2301; advertising, 228-3977;
FAX# 228-6093
Out of the first year ghetto strode Willem Maas, and into the
limelight, to be greeted by the guardian of style, Paul Dayson.
Quickly Nadene Rehnby and Martin Chester banished to the
very same ghetto for bad behaviour, oops, sorry Dene. No one
cared, but Tm sure they were greatly missed, weren't we?
Matthew Johnson noted that it was remarkably quiet. Mark
Nielson complained bitterly about contractions. So in this quiet,
Michael Booth decided it was time to discuss just what a
Masthead was at The Ubyssey. "Well for a start," Rebecca
Bishop said, "it defines the voting list." "And it's fun to read,
right Bill, the radio god," added Yukie Kurahashi. "Didn't we
mention him last week," asked Effie Pow, without a hint of
whine in her voicea "Get back to the box at hand," screamed the
emotional Andrew Epstein, annoying everyone except Graham
Cameron (nee Coleman) with his efficiency. "Its not normal,"
exclaimed Paul Thompson. Mary Ainsley and Cathy Garneau
were knew, but suggested that the box also recognized all those
who were good enough to sacrifice there time, like John, whose
last name we do not know, forthis hilarious rag. Ernie STELZER
said "wow!" Dave Chowaklinsky noted that The Ubyssey was
not a sterling example affirmative action. Laurie Newell nodded
Rebecca Bishop  •  Michael Booth  •  Martin Chester •  Paul Dayson
0^eRsny OF a.c.
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14 i  0mcl£
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u-can't afford it !
THIS ftcOTrt AjOO MTtaoDMOt"
t-^p-TN^c   fey your
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DR. D/WE    KiLLS Tw_o fe.£C>s   -jO-TH otot
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Volunteer says
satisfaction is
To the engineering volunteers who wrote the letter
titled " 'Geers believe beer
for boat building is justified"
in the September 28 issue of
The Ubyssey: quit complaining! Just because you
spent 15+ hours on the AMS
barbecue pirate shi p, you feel
you shouldbe rewarded with
two cases of beer paid for
partly by my money?! I donate WELL OVER 15 hours
every week of the year and
just like you I have a very
busy and demanding schedule. I don't expect anything
in return except for the satisfaction ofhavingdone some
things that were good and
useful. Unfortunately, you
two seem to have missed the
point about what it means to
"volunteer". To act voluntarily is to do so purposefully, spontaneously, willingly, and gratuitously.
Think about it.
Sabrina Hong
Arts 4
Old editor slags
Being an ex-editor of
The Ubyssey myself, I hesitate to criticize my favourite
"vile rag" as it was once
However, I must question your article on Slavonic
Studies, published September 21, 1990. Your reporter
asked me whether the department was "cancelled,"
and I replied that departments don't become "cancelled," from which the reporter created an imaginative version ofthe situation.
For the record, the department is being restruc-
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in length. Content
which is judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for brevity, but itis standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k.  Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
ture, though "dramatically"
is a bit extreme since it already has an emphasis on
Russian language and literature. At no time could I
have said that the "historical, sociological, economical
and political aspect of
Slavonic Studies will suffer,"
since the department as it
already exists focuses on
language andliterature, and
other departments provide
the appropriate courses in
history, etc. It is true that I
feel the University is weak
in these ares, in the sense
that we need more faculty to
teach in them and do not
have funds to employ more.
But that is a problem that is
not connected to the
Slavonics Department.
The paragraph which
links a lack of majors in
Slavonic Studies to current
events in Eastern Europe is
quite breathtaking, as is the
statement that Dr. Turner
resigned as Executive Secretary (he did not) and that
the Dean is "currently serving a one to two year internship as head of the department." The Dean is
merely looking after the
department's affairs while
changes are undertaken. I
have no idea what an intern-
ship would look like!
M. Patricia Marchak
Dean ofthe Faculty of Arts
Potlach no
media event
Having read Nicole
Khonert's letter, "Reformers
or conformers??" in your
September 18, 1990 issue, I
am compelled to write. I
could not agree more
strongly that much more
discussion is needed before
the EUS hosts a "potlatch".
I too see the spectre of a
media event looming behind
the more respectable facade
of the EUS' collective apology to native people.
Potlatching is serious
business! I grew up on a
small reserve on the west
coast of Vancouver Island, a
participant in that system of
thought and action referred
to as Northwest Coast culture. Prom time to time I
have been instructed to host
various types of feasts.
However, upon my an-
nouncingthat I wouldlike to
name my two oldest sons—I
was told to be cautious. My
mentor was my fraternal
uncle, and significantly, the
author of Potlatch, the only
book by a native author
solely about the subject at
hand. Working diligently,
with the help of a large extended family and a facility
with my native language, it
took me eleven years to finally stand my sons up in
front of many hundreds of
guests assembled to witness
the occasion.
In order to put up a
potlatch, the hosting party
must have a historical claim
to various territories from
which to gather the material
resources to share with
guests. In order to feed
countless witnesses, fish
must be caught, and different types of wild game meats
provided for the tables. And,
no potlatch is on this coast is
complete without lots of wild
berries for desserts. If the
Engineers are serious about
doing the right thkig, they'll
have to seek permission from
the traditional owners ofthe
territories their foodstuffs
will be drawn from. If they
don't do so, and announce
their sources—we can all rest
assured that they will be
asked on the day of their
"potlatch". The Gitksan and
Wet'su wet'en peoples have
just spent a great deal of
energy, time, and millions of
dollars proving their claim
to their resource for the
courts; I'm sure they'll want
to know from who's territories the Engineers extracted
their resources to potlatch.
Perhaps one last concern I have will give the EUS
pause to consider what it is
that they endeavor to be engaged in. It is an
unforgivable insult to be refused access to a potlatch
that one has an interest in.
Clearly, by the nationwide
response from native people
to the Engineering Undergraduate Society
nEUSlettre, a lot of native
people were hurt by its publication. In order to demonstrate their sincere remorse
the EUS should not turn
away from their "potlatch"
anyone they've offended,
since it is these very ones
they want to address with
their apology.
I have many more concerns about the EUS'
planned affair, but I hope
after expressingthese above,
it will suffice to say I think it
ludicrous ofthe EUS to suggest they will host a potlatch.
Ron Hamilton
Arts 3
p.s. your energies might be
better spent raising funds
for the new First Nations
House Of Learning complex
soon to be built on Campus.
Short but oh so
Re: Preinsperg vs the Feminists
There is a dis'tinct difference between "sexist" and
"totally concerned with sex."
B.L. Street
October 5,1990 A Health Care Plan
for Undergraduate & Graduate
Students of the University of
British Columbia
Description of Benefits
Each eligible student will receive a personalized drug card to present to the
pharmacist with your prescription, eliminating any out of pocket expense.
Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Naturopath,
Psychologist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Podiatrist, Chiropodist, when authorized by
a physician.
Includes eye examinations by an optometrist limited to one examination in a 24
month period, and eye glasses and contact lenses and repairs to them that are
necessary for the correction of vision an are prescribed by an ophthalmologist or
optometrist, limited to a maximum of S80 each 24 month period.
Purchase or rental of the following items when prescribed by a physician: hospital
bed, crutches, cane, walker, oxygen set, respirator, traction kit, standard-type
Purchase of the following items when prescribed by a physician: artificial limbs
splints, trusses, casts, braces, catheters, urinary kits, external breast prosthesis,
ostomy supplies, corrective prosthetic lenses and frames, custom-made orthopaedic
shoes boots or shoes required for correction of deformity of the bones and muscles.
100% dental coverage for services of a dental surgeon, required for the treatment of
a fractured jaw or for the treatment of accidental injuries to natural teeth if the fracture
of injury was caused by an external, violent and accidental blow to the mouth during
the period in which you are covered under the plan.
Services required for emergency illness or accident while travelling or temporarily
living outside the province or country of residence. Benefits are payable on the basis
of what is reasonable and customary in the area, for those charges which are in excess
of the provincial health plan allowance for the following: public ward accommodation and auxiliary hospital services, services of a physician, economy air fare for the
return to your province of residence.
Private tutorial services of a qualified teacher up to $15 per hour limited to a
maximu m of $ 1,000 per disability, if an accident causes you, within 100 days of the
accident, to be disabled and confined to home or hospital for 15 consecutive days.
The reasonable and customary chairges for semi-private accommodation in a hospital,
limited to the difference between the charges for public ward and semi-private
accommodation for each day of hospitalization.
The reasonable and customary charges for a licensed ground or emergency air
ambulance service to the nearest hospital equipped to provide the required treatment,
over and above the el ig ible expenses under the provincial plan, provided the expenses
are incurred as the result of accident.
Coverage up to $5,000 for accidental death, loss of limb(s) or use of limb, sight,
speech, hearing provided the accident has occurred while you are insured under the
plan, and the loss has occurred within 365 days of the date of the accident.
Coverage ofthe following due to Ihe accidental loss of life, while outside of Canada:
preparation of burial or cremation and transportation of the body from the place of
accident to the place of residence, limited to a maximum of S2.500.
Commonly Asked Questions & Answers
The plan provides coverage for all prescription drugs plus insulin and including
oral contraceptives. It does not cover drugs which can be purchased over the
counter with or without a prescription, or preventative drugs (such as Hepatitis B
or vaccinations you may receive before going on vacation).
You will be issued a personalized card which must presented to the pharmacist
with your prescription, meaning no up front charges to you except the deductible-
amount shown on the card if an 80% coverage plan is chosen. All other claims
will be submitted to the insurance company on standard claim forms.
If you are already enrolled in another health plan you may chose to OPT OUT
Everyone should have provincial health coverage. This plan insures only those
items which provincial plans do not, or provides coverage over and above the
allowed amount under the provincial plan.
Yes, family coverage for your children and/or spouse will be available on a
voluntary basis for an additional cost.
If voted in favour, the plan will be in effect from September 1, 1991 to August 31,
The cos. depends on the type of programme chosen.
80% criA; coverage (excluding Vision Care)
S3.09 student/month    S5.46/family/month
80% drug coverage (including Vision Care)
$4.94 student/month    $9.16/family/month
October 9th - 12th!
Ask questions and make an informed decision.
October 5,1990
THE UBYSSEY/11 ^/^/^^^^^
12:30-2:20 pm
Tuesday, October 16, 1990
Brock Hall 204D
Pre-register at Office for Women Students,
Brock 203, Telephone: 228-2415
Need tutoring
Computer Science
Mineral Process
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Plant Physiology
Psychology Statistics
... and the list
goes on.
calf the Graduate student
Society Tutoring Service at 228-
3203 before you fail the course!
Pursuant to Bylaw 4, the following three referenda will
be held together Tuesday, October 9th through Friday,
October 12th:
Extended Health Plan. See text of question in the
Ubyssey, Friday, September 28th, page 4.
$5.00 AMS Fee Increase.
"I support an increase of $5.00, from $39.50 to $44.50,
to the annual AMS Membership Fee to account for
the cost of inflation since the last general fee increase in 1982, and to enable the AMS to finance new
initiatives on behalf of UBC students."
□ Yes
□ No
SUB Concourse office allocation:
"I support the allocation of a Student Union Building concourse office to each AMS Service Organization that applied for one in the first half of 1990,
namely Disabled Students Association, Global Development Centre, Ombudsoffice, Speakeasy and
the Student Environment Centre."
□ Yes
□ No
Referendum 1,2 & 3 are subject to motions
pertaining to this referendum being passed
at the October 3rd Student Council Meeting
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