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Array Vol. LXIV, No. 57
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 11,1982
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Thursday, March 11,1982
Intramural Office
Room 203
War Memorial Gym
STORM THE WALL - How Do You Rate?
STORM THE WALL — Finals March 19th. The last event of the year before final point
totals are tallied. Winners of all sports will be honored at the INTRAMURAL COLOUR
NIGHT — Banquet and Dance, March 19th.
Superleague: Four teams will go to the Nitobe Tournament from this division. Once again, Kappa Sigs and Law
are the top ranked teams. In last week's league play. Kappa Sigs downed Law, but anything could happen in the
finals. The Nitobe Tournament begins March 12th.
Diviaion 1: Eight teams from this league will compete in the Nitobe Tournament. The top team in league play,
the Carres team, is an independent and is ineligible to make the playoffs. So Gage (undefeated) and Phi Delts
(3-1) are favoured to meet in the finals.
Division 2: Sixteen teams are invited to the Nitobe from this division. This championship is up for grabs as four
teams are undefeated in league play. These include the Phi Delts, Totem Park, Fijis, and the Football team.
Division 3: Eight teams will enter the Nitobe. Four teams in this league also have perfect records. The Miners,
ZBT, Vanier, and Recreation should all advance to the semi-finals, but any team could take this one.
In Division 1, Commerce is tough, but Varsity Volleyball is favoured to take the championship. The Division 2
title is open to just about any team as no one has proved to be overpowering in league play. Finals will tip off on
March 19th.
Division 1: Repeating last year's performance. Gage is again the force to be reckoned with. Last year's second-
place team, the Dekes, meet Totem Park, and the Dillo's take on the Med team. Gage gets a bye in the first
round of the playoffs. Finals go March 15th.
Division 2: A close battle between Robson House from Vanier, CVC, and Sigma Chi will be seen in Division 2.
These teams are all strong and have excellent records during league play. However, eleven other teams will be
vying for the division title, and almost any of these teams could pull an upset.
Division 3: Koyotes are up against Sigma Chi, and the Phi Delts vs. the Betas. Fourth Nootka and International
House, the favourites in this division, get byes into the semi-finals. The latter two teams will most likely meet in
the championship battle.
Division 1: The Pharmacy team enters the playoffs undefeated and is matched up against the Nurses. CVC
faces Phrateres to determine who will advance to the finals March 9. Pharmacy is expected to take the title in this
division, but the other teams, all with only one loss during league play, could easily take a surprise victory.
Division 2: Eight teams are competing for the Division 2 Championship. Engineering, CEC, and the Totem Park
A team are all undefeated in league play, so any of these teams could take the final match,
Superleague: Commerce meets Gage in the semi-finals, while Law challenges the Betas. There will be some
tough matches in this league to determine the champion. Finals are set to go March 11th.
Division 1: Totem Park takes on the Science team and the Engineers will skate against the Foresters. Finals in
this division are also slated for March 11th.
Division 2: With eight teams in the playoffs, the division title is up for grabs. In the first round, Medicine meets
the West Siders, Vanier is up against Regent College, Geology and Engineering go at it, and the MBA's will
take on Pharmacy or Law.
Division 3: Competition will still be fierce in this division. First round sees Triumph vs. Fiji's, Phi Delts vs. Law,
and Commerce vs. Engineering III.
The finals in women's ice hockey will show the Armadillo's vs. Geology. Geology, the winner at Christmas,
is favored to win again, but the Armadillo's have beaten them in league play this term, so it is going to be a close
match. Meanwhile, Law and Rehab. Med. will battle for 3rd and 4th place. Championship games are March 11th.
The Totem Tournament of Champions is March 12th and the favorites rest within the Deke fraternity. John
Bowering, Doug Hosson and Derek Lee have all been finalists, while Dick Peterman of Law has been a finalist
and semi-finalist in his two appearances.
The Division II and III championships are just about anyone's ballgame as they've been won by different people in the three preliminary tournaments. Among the past winners are Brian Pedlar (Dekes), Neil Schatz (Dekes)
and Paul Wearmouth (Civil Eng.).
The Buchanan Badminton Classic, held last weekend, saw Gordon Kidd from the Koyotes take the championship match over Don Anderson from the Dekes.
In the women's broomball league, the Forestry girls once again proved their ability by claiming the championship title.
STAR is conceived
and written by Intramural council. It is
published in cooperation with The Old
Fort Brewing Company Ltd.
While the title of Top Unit for the women
appears destined to belong to the faculty of
Forestry, the men's champion is yet to be
decided. It does appear, however, that the
long reign of Engineer supremacy has finally come to an end. Both the Dekes and the
Betas are inching past the red-coats, with
the Betas favored to take it all. The final tally will tell, though, as all points will be
totalled after Storm the Wall and the finals
of all sports. The winning unit will be announced at the Intramural Banquet and
Dance, March 19th. Anything could happen.
The Intramural Staff has once again hired Yks Nihcrok, the computer expert, to
predict the outcome of our special event. You may recall (or fear) his success in predicting seven of the eight winners in the Arts '20 Race (88% for you odds-makers). Well,
with Storm the Wall just a week away, he promises us that he will be equally proficient.
But remember, the odds are not meant for gambling purposes, they are simply part of a
devious ploy to invoke hysteria and chaos (i.e. encourage you to support your favorite
MEN — Keep an eye on the top of the Wall for this one, it promises to be great. Last
year, the top three finishers were less than ten seconds apart. Rowing, always a
powerhouse, is favored to triumph while second and third will belong to the Dekes and
Engineers, respectively.
1. Rowers 7:6
2. Dekes 5:3
3. Engineers 7:4
Darkhorse: Fiji 3:1
WOMEN — The Women's final will be a battle of two adversaries. The team favored to
win is Phys Ed, although they will be closely followed by the Varsity Basketball Team.
Third place is virtually up for grabs with teams like Forestry, Totem Park and Law all
having a good chance of placing.
1. Phys Ed 9:8
2. Basketball 8:7
3. Totem 7:3
Darkhorse: Forestry 7:2
IRONMAN — Steve McMurdo, last year's Intramural Athlete of the Year is expected
to repeat last year's victory in the Ironman competition. However, the new Ironman
could be hiding anywhere. Ironwomen where are you?
Lap 1   —  Sprint, approximately 300 m.
Lap 2 — Swim, 200 m (8 widths of pool)
Lap 3 — Run, approximately 2 km.
Lap 4 — Cycle, approximately 10 km.
Lap 5 — Over the Wall, all five team members must make it over the wall to
the finish line.
Friday, March 9, Intramurals is having its 9th Annual Colour Night Banquet and Dance to honor YOU, the participant. This year the banquet will be
bigger and better than ever. The champions of all divisions will be receiving
their awards. All-star awards, top male and female Intramural Athlete of the
Year, and, of course, the Top Unit of the Year will all be announced.
The evening starts with a social at 5:00 p.m., dinner and awards at 7:00
p.m., followed by dancing from 10:00 'til . . .
Tickets are only $15 and are available through Intramurals
and the AMS Box Office.
It's going to be a great time. SEE YOU THERE!
The outdoor programs this term have been a great success! The Snowshoeing Expedition to Mount Seymour, the Cross-Country skiing at Manning Park, and the Sailing at
Jericho Beach last weekend were all blessed with clear, sunny skies and a load of enthusiastic participants. The last two events scheduled for this term include Cycling on
Pender Island (Saturday, Mar. 13) and Canoeing at Buntzen Lake (Sunday, March 14).
If you missed the rest, don't miss this chance for a great time.
CORec Volleyball goes for just two more weeks. Everyone is welcome, so come out
on Thursday for some good fun!
Page 3
Third Trek the greatest
protest backed
In 1963 they backed Mac.
More than 220,000 British Columbians
signed a petition supporting then UBC president John Barfoot Macdonald.
Student council sent a telegram with
10,000 signatures and 3,500 students trecked
from Sunset beach, downtown to the courthouse to show they supported Mac.
At a general meeting of the Alma Mater
Society, 5,000 students crammed the armoury to hear Macdonald speak while 2,000
listened over loudspeakers outside in a foggy
Point Grey drizzb.
"The setting of the Back Mac campaign
was I had just completed a report on the
future of higher education in B.C.," Macdonald said from his office at the University
of Toronto Wednesday.
The Macdonald report recommended
building colleges in Victoria and Burnaby.
The report also urged funding increases to
support rapidly incresing demands for higher
education in B.C.
"The assumption was resources would
come to UBC," said Macdonald. But
W. A. C. Bennett's Social Credit government, although agreeing with the intent of
Macdonald's repon, failed to provide the
necessary funds to implement the proposals.
"I made statements on the inadequacy of
the grant. Students became involved and
started the Back Mac campaign. Students
were sent out into the province to get support," said Macdonald.
The AMS organized a three day boycott of
classes. Student council hired buses to take
out of town students home to get support for
Mac from friends and relatives.
"It was very exciting," Michael Valpy, a
former Ubyssey city editor now working as a
Globe and Mail national columnists, said
Wednesday, "the editors put out a daily newspaper for that week and we sent
reporters out to get support for Macdonald.
"I don't think the motivation was affection for Macdonald but against Bennett's
anti-intellectualism. It was a sneer against
higher education. That's what angered or
sparked the motivation.
"Macdonald is a very sincere guy. He
would show up at retreats and drink beer and
play the piano."
Macdonald came to UBC from Harvard in
1962 to succeed Norman MacKenzie as presi-
See page 4: NOTHING
Prof calls for third Trek
McGeer   says   Socreds
weaseling   on   grants
An angry young UBC professor has called for another student
Pat McGeer said Wednesday that a march ma)' be "the only way"
to get desperately needed funds for the university.
The Social Credit government won't move unless the public
demands it, he said.
"If something won't get votes, it won't get done," McGeer said.
"This should be angry protest, not a student capper."
McGeer's 1962 statements are certainly appropriate today. But now McGeer, as minister of universities, science and technology, is
an active advocate of Socred spending policies.
His transformation was dramatic. When
he expressed his sentiments in November,
1962, he had just stepped into political life.
He was nominated as Liberal candidate for a
provincial byelection in Point Grey. He won,
and as an MLA was a severe critic of Socred
underfunding to post-secondary education.
In March, 1963, his criticism of education
underfunding was so severe Premier W.A.C.
Bennett asked him to resign his seat due to
conflict of interest.
"I'd suggest the easiest way for Mr. Bennett to get rid of me would be to call an election," McGeer replied. "The issue of financing higher education would be a very suitable
At the time, education minister Leslie Peterson reacted angrily in the legislature.
"It is obvious the opposition members had
well prepared speeches," Peterson thundered. "I resent people who make exaggerated
statements that indicate to the public that we
are running a second rate institution of
higher learning."
Peterson now chairs UBC's board of governors. He was appointed to the board by
McGeer continued to rise in the Liberal
party ranks until he was elected provincial
leader in 1968. His attack on the Socreds continued to be scathing, and his fight for increased education funding was as strong as
But by the 1972 election, McGeer had stepped down from Liberal leadership. He retained his seat in the election, which saw the
NDP swept into power. His longtime Socred
enemies were smashed.
A strange twist occurred in the spring of
1975, when McGeer resigned as a Liberal. At
the end of 1975 an election was called. The
Socreds were led by W.A.C. Bennett's son,
the current premier.
And suddenly Pat McGeer was a Socred.
In fact, he was in the forefront of the battle against the NDP. Riding on an anti-leftist
band wagon, he returned to office and became education minister. And now he is the
enemy of post-secondary education.
McGeer has faced continual criticism from
politicians, educators and students for damaging attitudes toward education.
McGeer has put higher education priorities
on career-oriented fields of study. He emphasizes the importance of professional and
technological programs. He has embarked on
such enterprises as Knowledge Network, a
scheme to take education out of the classroom and onto the television screen.
But most of ali, his government has initiated massive cutbacks to post-secondary education throughout the province. Some college
campuses are closing altogether, programs
are being wiped out, and millions of dollars
have been taken away from B.C.'s universities.
Pat McGeer is a mirror image of the man
he was 20 years ago.
Why is this? Perhaps it's best summed up
in a statement he made in 1963: "Bennett is
prejudiced against education and hates educated people. He just doesn't understand the
contribution higher education makes to the
Or perhaps ai elderly woman at a 1962
Liberal meeting was on the right track. After
learning he was the head of the neurological
sciences section of the department of psychiatry, she asked:
"Young man, I just want to know one
thing. Are you going into politics out of any
serious purpose or is it just professional
— creig yuill photo
RADICAL PROFESSOR PAT McGEER . . . undergoes dramatic transformation,
becomes reactionary university minister Page 4
Thursday, March 11, 1982
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From page 3
dent. He said one of the first things
he was struck with was the tremendous role of students at UBC. "The
university  had  a long  history of
student activism. I felt obliged as
president to make a public statement. The university had always
just accepted the provincial grant."
Macdonald said he welcomed the
concern of students. Students
didn't demand change, instead
they undertook the education of the
public on the value of education.
The students set out on an "educational mission" to show the public
it was needed.
"There has been nothing like it in
Canadian university history," said
Macdonald. He called the early '60s
a period for higher education where
expectations about the potential of
universities to solve national problems was high. It is still unmatched, Macdonald added. But expectations were overly unrealistic. Today, the public is disillusioned with
universities because they didn't
meet society's expectations in the
past, he said.
"The disillusionment is bad,"
said Macdonald. "The problem is
not growth now but strengthening
"I wish there was more of a feeling    of   the    importance    of
In the beginning, Macdonald rejected public support, according to
Valpy. But when it became obvious
he was going to lose, he let the support go ahead or didn't actively try
to stop it.
For students, Valpy called the
Back Mac campaign a course in
politics on how to bring about
political change. It was a "good
political process." The process involved everyone in the community.
"It had a positive effect," said
Valpy. "You could not duplicate
the issue. At the end of my time, we
felt we could not bring it back and
do it again."
Students were on the verge of the
era of youth politics — the politics
that would stress a strong liberal
democratic bent and advocate
change and rejection of prevailing
As to the effectiveness of the
politics and tactics used in 1963,
Macdonald indicated that the
operating grant for the university
was greatly increased following the
efforts of students, faculty and
Macdonald himself.
The following year the government grant to the universities met
what was requested by the university. "It was the first time in
history," said Macdonald.
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Page 5
Staff stand on the 'firing line'
Students are not the only people
faced with the harsh realities of
education cutbacks.
Staff at universities and colleges
are finding themselves on the front
line against the attack on post-
secondary education.
While students are confronted
with rising tuition fees, fewer
courses, crowded classrooms and
limited accessibility, more and more
staff people are finding themselves
with less pay and without jobs
because of cutbacks.
Forty-six staff at UBC will be laid
off in April. There will at least 100
fewer teaching assistants at Simon
Fraser Unverisity next year. The
layoffs will not stop thre.
And the current staff at all colleges and universities will be expected to carry a heavier workload
for wages that fall increasingly
behind cost of living increases.
Wendy Bice, Association of
University and Colleges Employees
local 1 coordinator, said she
"abhorred" the cutbacks.
"(The cutbacks) overwork our
already overworked people," she
said. "They're (the university) just
not filling jobs when they're vacant.
They're cutting back in the library
and there are less higher level
Bice, whose local represents
1,500 staff at UBC, said premier
Bill Bennett's program to limit
public sector spending and wage increases will have disastrous effects
on AUCE, whose contract expires
March 31.
"We're way behind already and
have a lot of catching up to do (on
wages). Almost 93 per cent of our
bargaining unit is women and we
have a lot of single parents," she
said, "it's really quite terrible."
And at Simon Fraser University
teaching assistants find themselves
in the position of losing more jobs
if they negotiate a pay increase.
"it seems that every percentage
point of our budget represents 11
jobs. If we get a 10 per cent pay increase, we'd be talking about losing
another 110 positions," said Bob
Wiseman, teaching support staff
union (AUCE local 6) coordinator.
Wiseman said SFU's TA budget
has already been chopped $60,000,
resulting in a loss of 22 jobs.
He added that since administration figures show TAs perform
almost 50 per cent of teaching
duties at SFU, a reduction in the
number of positions will severely affect the quality of education.
Although all labor groups are affected by cutbacks, they can not
agree on which strategy to use in
fighting back against the government.
And the biggest difference is between the B.C. Federation on Labor
and non-affiliated unions and
While unions such as AUCE,
which represents staff at two
universities an two colleges, and the
various health care employee
associations, which represent staff
at UBC's hospital complex, are
busy planning strategy sessions, the
B.C. Fed is staying relatively quiet
about the cutbacks issue.
"We have no concrete plan (to
fight cutbacks)," said B.C. Fed
spokesperson David Rice. "It's
hard to respond to when you don't
know what you're fighting. There is
nothing to form it around."
Meanwhile, AUCE and the
hospital workers have taken a different approach to the cutbacks
UBC's AUCE local 1 has arranged a Monday meeting of all CE.mpus
unions to discuss education cutbacks and to possibly plan appropriate strategy.
UBC faculty join
cutbacks fight
Larger classes, reduced course offerings, and the university's inability to compete with government and
private sector salaries are signs of
UBC's eroding quality of education.
And with the recent provincial
government announcement that
wages and public sector spending
will be frozen at 12 per cent, UBC's
faculty is concerned about the
university's future.
"If he (Bennett) sticks to this, it
will be abysmal," says faculty
association president, Charles Culling.
The 12 per cent spending increase
proposal does not cover the 13.4 per
cent cost of living increase in Vancouver UBC professors currently
face. And lab equipment, supplies
and otHr related expenses that
faculty h.cur, inflate at a rate of 20
or even 25 per cent, according to
The effects of continued education spending cuts would not be immediately apparent, but would
cause a shortage of expertise in
UBC's academic community five
years later and this would take
another five years to repair, says
"It has taken years to get to
where we are today; to build up a
good graduate school and an international reputation. They (the
government) can destroy this in two
or three years."
An associate professor of
pathology, Culling has received
three lucrative job offers from the
private sector, and for more than
double his current salary. Only his
interest in research restrained him
from leaving, he says.
But business and government
faculty raiding is not uncommon at
UBC, especially in the technical
fields and other areas su:h as
economics where there is a high demand for top level academics.
Four posts currently remain open
in the economics department
because the university can not afford to pay qualified people to fill
them, but John Craff, economics
department head, says that with his
department's uncertain budget, the
search to fill these places has only
recently begun.
But Cragg adds that it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit
the high standard of economist that
the department expects. He adds
that with persisting cutbacks, prospective faculty may ask
themselves, "Am I boarding a sinking ship?"
Cragg says he is certain that
economies students will sul'fer a
lower level of instruction if the cutbacks continue for much longer but
he says efforts will be made to
retrench where it hurts the least.
Other departments are also feeling the cuts.
See page 6: ARTS
But at least one campus union
said- it will not attend the meeting,
citing AUCE's non-affiliation to
the B.C. Fed as the reason.
"We have no plans to attend (the
meeting)," said Ken Andrews,
president of Canadian Union of
Public    Employees   local    116.
"We're part of a larger movement.
There isn't a single union that can
be effective by itself."
Andrews also criticized the
Hospital Employees Union, one of
the driving forces behind the recently formed "common front" of
health care employee associations.
"As far as I am concerned, the
HEU is the last people to talk about
common fronts. I'm not prepared
to join anything that practices
hypocrisy," he said.
The HEU conducted a raid on
CUPE's membership in the health
& science complex at UBC.
Bennett and his government —
the future of education is
'abysmal' thanks to them
Rally needs sun
If the weather holds, Friday's
protest against cutbacks could have
an historic turnout, rally organizers
said Wednesday.
Gene Long said the students for
an accessible education are ordering 10 buses to take students to the
event but if it rains some may be
"But even if we fill only five
buses, that's a good delegation,"
said Long. He added there could be
1,000 or more UBC students at the
Vancouver-area event.
"It's going to pull people
together from all parts of the campus," he said. "I've been sitting at
the information table in SUB for
the past three days and it's clear
people know the protest is happening."
Long   said   there   has   been   a
positive response to the protest
from students in education, nursing, applied sciences, fine arts and
other faculties who are concerned
about budget cutbacks.
"A lot of students like the idea of
working together with other
students from other campuses," he
said. The protest will include
students from Simon Fraser University, Langara, Douglas College, and
Capilano College.
"I don't think students are ill-
informed and some are seizing the
opportunity to protest."
Long said the protest has also
been endorsed by the faculty
association and on-campus support
unions. "The unions are supporting
it and they'll have representatives
speaking at the rally."
"There's going to be a B.C.
Teacher's Federation speaker and
this rally is partly a response to the
(Socred's recently announced)
restraint program — not just in
education but larger issues involved
SAE representative Margaret
Copping said she is unsure how
many students are going to come to
the rally "but we've done a good
publicity campaign."
Copping said the campaign has
also been good at other campuses.
Langara's student association
distributed leaflets about the rally
and post-secondary education cutbacks to thousands of homes in the
More than 400 students dropped
leaflets door to door and Copping
said some Langara faculty members
are also cancelling classes for Friday. Page 6
Thursday, March 11, 1982
'Protests are a must'—AMS VP
Students are upset over the
onslaught of cutbacks that have hit
UBC, but most are reluctant in
demonstrating against them.
When asked whether or not they
will be attending the Lower
Mainland march that takes place
Friday to protest cutbacks in education funding, students replied with
an assortment of answers:
• "I'm going skiing."
• "I thought it was for nuclear
• "I'm just too busy."
• "Wasn't it last week?"
But  Alma  Mater  Society  vice-
president Cliff Stewart said protests are a must. "It's something
that the AMS has to provide leadership for, but all students have to
participate," he said.
Stewart, who expects a large
response to the march, decribed
eduction as a "non-priority" with
the Socred government. "They just
don't seem to be doing anything to
help education," he said.
John Nalleweg, arts 3, is one student who is planning to attend. He
is critical of the apathy that exists
on campus.
'' It pisses me off that this campus
is so hard to mobilize," said
Nalleweg.  "It's very hard to get
anyone interested in anything on
this campus."
But he believes that the march
will be an effective means of protest. "I think the only way to get the
government to change, is to scream
and yell at the top of your voices,"
he said.
The provincial government is to
blame for UBC's current economic
troubles, said Nalleweg.
"I think education is underfunded and has very little support in this
province," he said. "Education is
definitely not a priority with the
He added, "Right now I am in a
position where every extra dollar
Arts suffers more from cuts
from page 5
Without increased funding, some
senior english courses and english
100 sections will also be eliminated.
English department head William
Fredeman says he hopes that cutbacks wont become a permanent
pattern because he is worried about
their long term effect on the quality
of education. The liberal arts are
particularly vulnerable to cutbacks
because of their lack of outside
research funding, he says.
Philip Hill, head of mechanical
engineering agrees that the arts suffer more severely from retrenchments. Engineering will avoid the
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faculty's doubling enrolment over
the past five years with proportional funding increases.
Another problem that compounds faculty problems are high
mortgage rates and Vancouver's
housing crisis. Not only does the
economic penalty of living in Van
couver scare many prospective
faculty members, but it also causes
hardships for current, and especially incoming faculty.
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are financially hard pressed, particularly in renegotiating home
that it costs me more to go to
university, will be another dollar
that I will be in debt when I
But the tuition fee increases that
have resulted from funding cutbacks to UBC can be worked
around, said Greg Renwick,
engineering 1. "What it means to
me is it's $300 that I don't waste on
other things," he said.
"Engineers are needed by society
enough that I can't see any way that
I will be denied (an education),"
Renwick said. "For society, education is very important, especially for
Renwick said the main effect of
the cutbacks is not the tuition fee
increases. "It's the new equipment
we're not getting, the faculty positions that are being left open, and
it's the cutting of the quality of my
He was sympathetic about the
performance of UBC's administration in light of the cutbacks.
"I think they're being squeezed
by the government," said Renwick.
"They might not have a choice on
Paul Barath, forestry 2, agreed.
"There are pressures being exerted
on (the administration) from both
students, faculty and government.
Under these circumstances, it appears as if they have done their
best," he said.
But he added, "when the standard of education is threatened and
tuition fees increase to such an extent, it becomes an issue of serious
concern to everyone,"
Max Rafferty, education 4, said
the cutbacks are "not a big deal."
"The Socreds probably have a
legitimate reason (for implementing
them)," he said.
Ross Watson, zoology 4, is concerned that UBC will become an
elitist institution. "The whole idea
of education is to have it available
to every status in society," he said.
A student, who asked not to be
identified, said it will be pointless to
protest cutbacks because of our insensitive administration.
"We can march till doomsday,
but I don't think that it will do any
good," she said "(UBC's administration) doesn't stand up for
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Political clubs cast blame
Any cutbacks at UBC are a result
of bad management by university
officials, according to a UBC Social
Credit club spokesperson.
This is just one of the many widely differing viewpoints held by UBC
political clubs on the current financial crisis affecting colleges and
universities in B.C., particularly
The UBC Young Socreds
published a pamphlet entitled
"Cutbacks — BULL" to present
the "true facts" about education
funding, Young Socred spokesperson Mary Hemmingsen said.
Anyone can go to
university. If you
need money,
join the army.
- Young Socreds
"The facts speak for themselves,
the provincial government hasn't
cut back," she said.
People were very receptive to the
pamphlet when it was distributed
on campus she said. "I was surprised."
The pamphlet states university
funding has gone up 93 per cent
over the past six years, outpacing
the inflation rate.
But figures deceptively include
capital funds, freeway construction, hospital and parking lots,
NDP club president Lawrence
Kootnikoff said. "When you are
looking at education you can't look
at that, you've got to look at
operating funds."
"It's really devious to try to pass
that onto the public as increases in
funding," he said.
Kootnikoff blamed the provincial
government "for the immediate
crisis" facing UBC. "However, the
problem goes back further io the
federal government (who are
threatening to reduce transfer
payments to the provinces for
education and health.)"
While funding has increased, it
has really been federal transe:s that
have been increasing, Kootnikoff
said. The provincial share of
university funding has dropped
almost 20 per cent over the past few
years he said.
Progressive Conservative club
spokesperson Ted Dixon h lamed
the federal government's pulling
out of revenue guarantees to the
provinces, and the desire of the provincial government to build capital
projects. "They are preoccupied
with sticking things up. Personally,
I would make education finds a
first priority."
Liberal club presiden: Jay
McKeown felt both the fedeial and
provincial governments are to
blame for the financial scueeze.
"Both seem equally willing to
sacrifice post secondary education,
both Liberals and non-Liberals are
in the wrong."
McKeown said the Socred leaflet
was a piece of propoganda to protect the Social Credit club's image
on campus. "Socred demons:ration
of their inability to understand inflation," is scrawled across a copy
of the Socred pamphlet in the
Liberal's UBC office.
Socred Hemmingsen denied the
Liberal allegation. "I don't think
the Liberals understand the concept
of inflation," she said.
Cutbacks horror scope
tells tale of grim past
In the last six months, the cutbacks axe has swung wider and
faster than ever before. To help put
things into perspective, The
Ubyssey presents a brief chronology
of events since August:
August 1981: At UBC, faculty
received a surprise 18 per cent increase, causing a $7.4 million shortfall for the current academic year.
October: In Winnipeg, an
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada committee
recommends at the association's annual conference that tuition fees
should account for 25 per cent of a
university's operating costs. At
UBC, tuition fees are currently indexed to at least 10 per cent of the
operating budget.
Oct. 19: At UBC, the TA Union
releases figures which show 22 per
cent of last year's TAships have not
been renewed, a loss of 206 jobs.
November 1981: At the University of Washington, provost George
Beckmann sends letters to all faculty members aged 61 or over, encouraging early retirement and
outlining possible retirement options. "Obviously, in this time of
fiscal stringency, faculty
retirements may provide some
relief," Beckmann said.
Nov. 2: At Toronto, the Ontario
Ministry of Colleges and Universities advises post-secondary institutions — they must now seek approval for new programs from the
Ontario Council of University Affairs. A ministry spokesperson says
the freeze is due to uncertainties
about future federal funding.
Nov. 24: In Victoria, universities
minister Pat McGeer claims B.C.
post-secondary education students
will not be hit with massive tuition
hikes as a result of budget cutbacks.
"The burden must be borne by all
B.C. taxpayers," he said.
Nov. 24: But at Simon Fraser
University, the board of governors
votes unanimously to raise luition
fees 22.7 per cent.
Nov. 25: And at UBC, an
Association of University and College Employees spokesperson says
six positions have been discontinued. The university offered no
explanation, despite inquiries to administration president Doug Kenny.
Jan. 6,1982: In Victoria, the pro
vincial government refuses 'JBC's
request for $7.2 million to cover the
university's funding shortfall. But
at the same time, the Socreds give
the three B.C. universities permission to go into debt in order to buy
out the contracts of tenured faculty.
(The Universities Act prohibits
deficit budgeting at universities
without approval of the ministers of
finance and universities.)
Jan. 13: At UBC, the retrenchment committee announces the proposed cuts to be made as a result of
the budget shortfall. Hardest hit are
the faculties of art and education,
the library system and the computing system. A total of $1.9
million is cut from the faculty
Jan. 26: At UBC, it is Black
Tuesday. The Board of governors
approves a 32.8 pier cent average fee
hike, which in some cases results in
See page 10: HORROR
Current tuition fees are one of
the best bargains in town, according
to the Socred pamphlet. It compares UBC arts program tuition to
other universities across the country, showing it to be one of the
Kootnikoff said while this is true,
Vancouver's soaring cost of living
should also be counted in the costs
of attending school.
Hemmingsen called the recent 33
per cent increase in UBC tuition
fees "reasonable." She said tuition
fees could be raised to the point
where all those who can afford the
fees pay them, while those who
Can't afford it could be subsidized by grants, bursaries and loans.
"Working people are getting
more and more fed up of lifetime
students, and paying 30 per cent of
their income in taxes."
"Anyone who wants to go the
post secondary education can go.
There's unimpeded access. If
anybody is strapped for money they
can join the army."
Dixon echoed the Socred comments, and said that anyone who
wanted to work can go to university.
Hemmingsen said many
members of her club would not
mind tuition fees going up substantially more than 33 per cent. "It's
still very reasonable."
Liberal McKeown felt the current
tuition fee level is "reasonable."
The rally will
focus the public's
attention on the
crisis in post
secondary education.
- Young NDP
Conservatives have no real opinions on tuition fees, Dtxon said.
Some are against any fees, while he
personally would like to them stay
at about the same level.
"There's a lot of people who
can't afford to pay tuition. Given
the current economic situation,
where student income has been
declining and student aid has not
been increasing, to raise tuition fees
is really uncalled for," Kootnikoff
McKeown felt a planned rally
Friday to protest the current financial crisis won't accomplish much.
"I really don't go in for that sort
of thing. Students are not very well
respected in the business community."
Tory Dixon felt the protest was
"sort of worthwhile," but he was
unsure how much such lobbying
could accomplish.
"I don't feel it will be a waste of
time," Kootnikoff said. "It'll focus
the public's attention on the crisis in
post-secondary education."
The protestors are really just a
bunch of "crv babies," Socred
Hemmingsen said. "Nothing is ever
going to be enough."
Dixon said he preferred organized attempts to inform MLAs of student concerns, rather than "what
happened at Simon Fraser University." At SFU, a group of student
heckled premier Bill Bennett as he
dedicated a library to his father,
former premier W.A.C. Bennett.
"Not all responsible means (of
lobbying) have been exhausted."
McGeer hits EPF
Canadian University Press
The provincial universities
ministry is returning fire at recent
federal claims that B.C. is not keeping up its share of funding for post
secondary education.
It's just not true, says universities
minister Pat McGeer, that the
federal government is paying the
lion's share of education costs.
The federal government claims
B.C. is paying only 35 per cent of
costs while their cash and tax credits
through the Established Programs
Financing agreement pays the rest.
But McGeer insists the province pays
around 60 per cent.
Jane Burnes, McGeer's executive
assistant, says federal funding for
post secondary education has declined over the past five years. "It used
to be 50 per cent of the costs, but
now it's 40 or 41 per cent." And in
1981-82, only $1.2 billion of the $3.2
billion spent on health and post
secondary education came from the
federal government, she said.
Mike Miller, B.C. fieldworker for
the Canadian Federation of
Students, was sceptical of universities ministry's claims. "I just don't
buy it," he said Wednesday. "The
whole thing (the EPF program) was
billed as an incentive program for
the provinces to cut back and I can't
see B.C. not taking advantage of
that opportunity.
"It's a real numbers game," he
added. "It depends on what they're
including when they say 'operating
budgets.' ".   Miller   said   whether
tuition fees paid by students and the
federal   government's   revenue
guarantees are calculated in the province's funding figures "makes the
difference between 35 and 60 per
Burnes said the ministry does include tuition fees in their calculation
of provincial contributions to
university and college funding. But
she had no information about
whether the revenue guarantees were
And she added that separating the
federal and provincial contributions
for health and education was impossible because federal cash and tax
credits "aren't earmarked. The
money goes straight into general
federal minister threatens to cutback
Says Miller: "We started to do our
own figure work on EPF and spent
quite a lot of time on it. Then we
realized it was so manipulative,
depending on what you counted.
"But we do know the federal contribution has been rising steadily
with inflation."
Another wrangle over federal-
provincial transfer payments erupted
at a two-day conference of university
and college administrators last week
in Victoria when secretary of state
Gerald Regan told reporters some
provinces are abusing the EPF program by reducing their own funding
for higher education.
And he added, the provinces oppose federal plans to overhaul the
program because it would show how
much each level of government contributes.
His charges were denied by
Saskatchewan's Doug McArthur,
chair of the council of education
iministers, who accused in return
ithat the federal contribution to post
isecondary education is being reduced by cuts in revenue gurantees to
[the provinces in the October federal
Changes proposed for the complicated EPF funding agreement,
slated to expire in March 1983, include conditional grants to the provinces, direct funding for universities
or a system of providing vouchers
for students. Page 8
Thursday, Mar
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4 4 WW erhaps it is not too much to say that
\Y just as the business firm was the key
institution of the past ISO years because, as a
marvelous social invention, it was the means
of harnessing men and materials for the mass
output of goods, so the university, because of
its new role as the source of innovation, will
become the primary institution in the next 50
—Daniel Bell, sociologist
In legislatures, at corporate board meetings, in places where education policy is
formed, but most of all in classrooms, a
silent revolution is taking place.
Post-secondary education is undergoing
the most rapid form of transformation possible for a social institution of its venerable
age; when the process ends, comparisons between the university of today and its modern
counterpart will be meaningless.
The changes will leave the university more
than ever before as an institution for the
elite. Its exercise of relative autonomy within
society will be eliminated and replaced with
direct control by governments and corporations.
Finally, its liberal arts tradition — its concept of an education giving an overall understanding, a broad perspective, as opposed to
strictly technical training — will be eradicated, fundamentally altering the nature of
post-secondary education in all disciplines.
The reason behind the radical future ahead
for the university is a simple one: for the first
which is now under way will change the economic system as thoroughly as did the industrial revolution in its day. And as the
revolution proceeds, the university's role as
the source of something more important than
money to the new economy — human knowledge — grows larger and larger.
It is this new role envisioned for the university which explains many of the current actions taking place on Canadian campuses:
consistent underfunding of post-secondary
education; shorter programs in some professional faculties; attacks on the liberal arts, including threats to eliminate whole departments in order to "rationalize" the system;
cuts in the number of faculty, support staff
and teaching assistants; deterioration of the
library system; direct government and corporate financing of special programs or
courses without real university control; increased costs for students, including higher
tuition fees and differential fees for visa students, at the same time that financial aid becomes increasingly inadequate, employment
prospects decline and wage levels stagnate;
and finally the all important move to link education directly to the labor market needs of
It is in the "post-industrial society" that
the university will assume a new position as
the engine of economic growth. Post-industrialism, as described by Bell and Porter, has
five dimensions: creation of a service or tertiary sector economy; pre-eminence of a professional/technical class; centrality of theor-
Put simply, society will have fewer and
fewer blue collar manual labor jobs as technology replaces workers, and more technicians and professionals running the economy
with increasingly complex machinery. Where
do technicians and professionals come from?
The university.
4 4' |' he most crucial questions will deal
A. with education, talent and science
—Daniel Bell
As the university's importance in the economy grows two things become clear: the liberal arts tradition, whether it means an arts,
humanities or general science degree or a
broader education for professionals, is of decreasing importance, and the need for more
direct corporate and government control of
the educational process grows. It adds up to
rapidly shifting priorities on the part of the
provincial and federal governments, corporations and university administrations.
Evidence of the move to new priorities is
easy to find in British Columbia. Some of the
major developments since 1975 include: the
"purchase" by corporations of university
chairs in special areas of business interest,
notably in commerce and business administration, natural and applied science; corporate donations to universities in specialized
areas of research and teaching; corporate and
government joint action in establishing industrial research parks (Discovery Parks) at
B.C. university campuses; moves to expand
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—John Porter, sociologist
The need for post-secondary education to
play a central role in the economy — as it has
always done for society — is a reflection of
changes taking place in the economic system
The   scientific-technological   revolution
etical knowledge as the source of innovation
and policy in society; possibility of self-sustaining technological growth; and the creation of a new "intellectual technology."
Although Canada is unlikely to lead the
way into the future — dependence on the export of raw resources and lack of an industrial base are crucial drawbacks — it already
has a service economy, with two out of every
three Canadians employed in the service sector. And as technological developments continue in the western nations, tertiary sector
expansion swiftly outpaces growth in the primary and secondary economic sectors.
enrolment in select professional and technical
faculties through increased and direct funding and the establishment of new facilities; financial pressure from both levels of government on universities to allocate more resources into particular fields, connected to
labor market needs; and a huge increase in
provincially funded research and development in professional and science and technology related faculties.
The frightening aspect of this shift is that it
removes decision-making powers from the
university, which has traditionally allocated
resources, and gives them to corporations
and governments for direct control.
Some recent examples in B.C. show the
trend. In early 1981 Suncor Inc., a multinational oil subsidiary ranked 50th in the Financial Post's top 400 industrial firms, announced a three-year program providing $180,000
for doctoral fellowships in management and
administrative studies in Canadian universities, one of them UBC. Suncor president
Ross Hennigar: "The oil industry requires
decision-making skills."
Education minister Brian Smith: "Our
universities seem to be the most conservative
institutions and should probably address
themselves more to the needs of society and
the job market." Speaking in 1980, Smith
added that at UBC, students in commerce
and business administration make up 11 per
cent of enrolment but get only four percent
of the university budget.
Universities, Science and Technology Minister Pat McGeer: "(Discovery Parks are)
where the technology of our universities can
be used to practical advantage with industry."
Anatek Electronics president Alan Crawford, a member of the UBC board of governors and the Discovery Foundation (research
parks) board: "An interchange between industry brains and university pundits is crucial
to the growth and development of this province."
Although government post-secondary education policy is not often explicitly spelled
out, or even examined by the media, indications of the shifting priorities can be
documented. A blatant example of attempts
by the Universities Council of B.C., the body
set up to allocate funding to the three provincial universities, to influence internal university budgeting can be found in the council's
1977 annual report. It states:
"Additions to programs in line with
emerging areas of interest should, however,
be accompanied by moves to eliminate unnecessary duplication of course offerings and
to curb proliferation of undergraduate
course offerings in traditional disciplines.
Unless something is dropped to make room
for something new, the financial burden will
go beyond the capacity of public acceptance.
(Emphasis added.)
The UCBC's thrust is to restrict accessibility to post-secondary education as well as to
alter university priorities in funding and
course offerings. The council report rationalizes its goal of a new technocratic elite by
invoking meritocratic idealism:
"If high standards reduce enrolments
while increasing the quality of graduates, the
net cost to the public could be lower, and the
benefit to the university student and the public could be greater."
The provincial government, which appoints all UCBC members, has other ways of
influencing the direction of post-secondary
education. Among the most prominent and
effective is its control of research grants.
Between 1977-78 and 1980-81 some dra- -.»»»*•-"•"
h11, 1982
Page 9
matic shifts in provincial research funding
can be observed. A major drawback in analyzing funding is the short period of time
covered for which figures are available — a
single large project in a field can distort percentages seriously. Nevertheless the results
■are significant.
In the four years between academic years
19"77-78 and 1980-81 provincial research funding to B.C.'s three universities increased an
astonishing 703.5 per cent, to $8.7 million
from $1.23 million. Broken down by field of
study the figures are even more revealing.
The natural sciences (including chemistry,
biology, biochemistry, geological sciences,
geophysics and physics) received a 1,714 per
cent increase, to $2.7 million from $150,000.
Health sciences jumped 1,016 per cent in research grants, to $3,288,281 from $295,000.
Applied sciences grants increased 738 per
cent, to $3 million from $360,000.
During the same period the social sciences
(including commerce and economics) received a 109 per cent increase, to $888,000 from
$424,000. The humanities, however, received
only $400 in 1980-81. In 1977-78 $8,000 was
allocated to research, and a similar amount
given in 1979-80.
A more detailed indication of research
funding trends can be obtained by examining
specific areas of study. In the same four year
period, for example, computer science research grants increased 234 per cent, to
$565,364 from $169,279, agricultural science
went up 159 per cent, to $3,112,847 from
$1,202,454, while grants to anthropology/so-
nessmen and fostered by university administrators trained in playing for the highest bid,
is a reflection of the deterioration of western
—Harold Innis, polititcal economist, 1946
"Today, increased production and improved efficiency results not just from capital
formation but from the development of vital
and new ideas which am applied to technological advance. The application of science
and technology is at the very heart of the developmental process . . . the key element is
(the) successful application of research and
development to industry and business. "
—Doug Kenny, UBC president, 1978
The reaction of the university to pressure
for change coming from the governments
and corporate sector can generally be described as enthusiastic. Although obviously
there is strong opposition in areas of the university that will be adversely affected, particularly the liberal arts, the administration,
backed by those who stand to gain increased
funding, prestige and power, is generally supportive of the new priorities.
The lack of strong opposition to increasing
government and corporate intervention in
education is not surprising. A university administration is so dependent on governmental funding, and ultimately under government control through the appointment of a
majority of the board of governors anyway,
that outright opposition would be unlikely to
succeed. Without, and perhaps even despite,
strong public opposition to the transformation of the university system, the process will
inexorably continue.
4 4' |' he fact is that businessmen hold the
M. plenary discretion, and that business
principles guide them in their management of
the affairs of higher learning; and such must
continue to be the case so long as the community's workday material interests continue
to be organized on a basis of business enterprise. "
—Thorstein Vebien
political economist, 1923
Big business has substantial control of Canadian universities. That conclusion is inescapable after an examination of the membership of university boards of governors and
other education governance bodies.
In B.C. the economic elite is well represented on the boards of I he three universities,
the Universities Council of B.C. and the Discovery Foundation. In 1980, of the eight provincial government direct appointees on the
boards of each university, five members of
the UBC board, four members of the University board and three members of the Simon
a Canada-wide phenomena. John Porter and
Wallace Clement have documented the overwhelming presence of the business elite on
university boards throughout the country.
The importance of corporate directors on
the boards of universities does not lie in their
ability to "directly intervene" in the academic process or give orders to administrators. Rather, their presence as representatives
of the leading power in society is of prime importance in influencing the direction of the
university. It is through the boards that the
corporations have a direct communication
link to the university.
As the university
becomes more central
to the economy, so too
does the fink between
die university and
the corporations.
The interests of the corporations are made
known to the university administration at the
board level. The government also exercises
influence over the university through its appointment of a majority of the board members.
Significantly, through its choice of corporate elite members to sit on the boards, the
government indicates to the university its
backing of corporate demands, and its view
of the university as yet another corporation
best run by business people.
The corporate board members represent
more than just their own corporations' interests on the board. The corporate boards they
sit on put them in contact with many other
members of the corporate elite across Canada, people whose views on post-secondary
education they no doubt elicit.
The overall effect of corporate presence in
the university boardrooms and the interlocking framework of directorships in the corporate world is to ensure that the needs of corporations are well understood by the univer-
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cent, to $360,014 from $492,055, and philosophy dropped 61 per cent, to $27,524 from
Once again it should be noted that the period covered is too short for definitive conclusions and that the examples given do not
necessarily apply to other similar areas of
study. The figures do, however, help substantiate some of the observations previously
made about shifting priorities.
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Fraser University board held at least one major corporate directorship. The provincial
appointees make up a. majority on each
On the Universities Council four of the 11
members, all provincial appointees, held one
or more directorships. In addition, two other
government appointees to the UBC board
were major provincial businessmen and several board and council members had strong
ties to the Social Credit, Liberal and Conservative parties.
The predominance of corporate representatives on post-secondary education boards is
sity. As the university becomes more central
to the economy, so too does this link between
the university and the corporations.
As was stated in the beginning, nowhere is
the silent revolution taking place more than
in the classrooms. It is there the priority shift
to make post-secondary education meet the
needs of the new economy's labor market is
making itself felt, that the degration of the
liberal arts tradition begins.
Enrolment figures for B.C. universities illustrate the trend. Between 1976-77 and
1980-81 enrolment in general undergraduate
courses (including arts, sciences, social work,
fine arts) has dropped 2.4 per cent. Enrolment in professional courses (applied science,
commerce, law, forestry, agricultural science) is up 15.4 per cent. In health sciences at
the undergraduate level enrolment is up 12.2
per cent.
Perhaps more interesting is the trend towards what John Porter described as "cre-
dentialism," in which education becomes a
screening device for employers and credentials a new form of property holding involving the right to work.
Credentialism effectively means that a
higher level of education is needed to get a
job, even when the higher level may have
nothing to do with job requirements. Its appearance is borne out in graduate enrolment
level figures.
While undergraduate enrolment basically
stood still over the five year period, graduate
enrolment jumped by 19.4 per cent. Graduates enrolled in general courses increased by
17.7 per cent, in professional courses by 31.9
per cent and in health science courses by 15.2
per cent.
A more detailed breakdown of enrolment
gives an indication of where the changes are
taking place at the faculty level. At the University of B.C. over an 11 year period, from
1969-70 to 1980-81, the following enrolment
changes took place in selected faculties: arts
— down 8.9 per cent; science — down .47 per
cent; education — down 23 per cent; graduate studies — up 22.4 per cent; engineering —
up 42.9 per cent; and commerce — up 60.3
per cent.
What the enrolment figures show is that
students are being increasingly forced into
"job market" programs that de-emphasize
the liberal arts tradition and that in all fields,
including the liberal arts, an undergraduate
degree is no longer seen as sufficient education for many occupations. These two facts
strongly illustrate the movement within post-
secondary education towards post-industrial
4 4' |' he Chilean military government has
M. enacted a university law designed to
continue a policy of radically restructuring
higher education and the role of universities
in society. Under the new law, degree programs will be cancelled in many disciplines,
including most social sciences and humanities
and some natural sciences. Degree programs
and graduate training will be offered only in
fields in which the government feels there are
—news item, 1981
The silent revolution in post-secondary education is not quiet everywhere. Chile, perhaps because its repressive government can
order change overnight, indicates where Canadian policies will take the universities,
though following a much slower and gentle
The boom period for the universities is
over. The cutbacks that face every faculty
arise not simply from — where it actually exists — dropping enrolment or hard economic
times. While these two factors do have an effect, the primary reason for restructuring the
post-secondary education system is the
changing needs of the economy and the labor
The liberal arts tradition that exists in all
faculties and separates education from technical training is being discarded. The concept
of equal accessibility to education for all in
society is being recalled, and replaced with a
system that wants and needs only an elite
group to obtain a post-secondary education.
The relative autonomy of the university is
being superseded by direct control by governments and corporations, whose priorities
override those of students, faculty and the
It was Harold Innis, in 1946, who realized
the university was destined to become an economic institution in society instead of a social one:
"The descent of the university into the
market place reflects the lie in the soul of
modern society." Page 10
Thursday, March 11, 1982
Horror continued
From page 7
fee increases of up to 45 per cent in
medicine and agriculture. Also approved is enrolment restriction in
the engineering program, and forced streaming into less popular
engineering options.
February: At UBC, daycare centre are threatened with eviction due
to poor fire safety facilities. Under
current provincial fiscal policies,
funds necessary for upgrading are
Feb. 2: At the University of
Washington, law dean George
Schatzki resigns, citing
"unrealistic" budget cutbacks and
the deteriorating economic conditions at the university as reasons.
"The reasons I became dean are
now pipe dreams. The goals are not
Feb. 3: At UBC, women's
athletic director Marilyn Pomfrett
says the women's golf, sailing and
tennis programs will be dropped as
a result of a $2,000 cut out of the
$140,000 budget. The men's budget
was reduced $5,500 from $290,000.
Feb. 17: In Victoria, the provincial government announces a 12 per
cent ceiling on funding increases to
B.C. universities, despite a
predicted 19 per cent increase in
operating budgets.
Feb. 18: In Toronto, Ontario
universities suffering deficits as a
result of restricted provincial funding are threatened with legislation
which can dissolve a board of
governors and replace with with an
appointed government trustee. In
addition, tuition hikes of 13.4 per
cent, and the doubling of tuition
fees for students were approved.
Government support was increased
12.2 per cent.
Feb. 25: At SFU, a $1 million cut
eliminates the reading/study centre,
the track and field and football programs, five English instructors and
a $100,000 chunk of the computing
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Marches pressure Socreds
College students from the Lower
Mainland, hit with higher tuition
fees, reduced course offerings and
increased class sizes, should be turning out in record numbers for Friday's Day of Action protest, student council members predict.
"Our campus has a fairly high
level of awareness, and over the
past few days there has been a
marked increase in support for the
rally," Sophia Hanifi, Capilano
College student union vice president, said Wednesday. "We're ex-
Vahi is confident of a good turnout. Douglas already held a successful rally in the fall, locking out
the college and attracting the media
to their cause. Friday's march will
be preceded by a rally at the college,
which will overcome any hesitancy
students feel about leaving classes,
Vahi said.
SON ... of cutbacks
pecting at least 100 students to turn
And at Douglas College, two
buses have been reserved to take
students from the financially
beleaguered institution to Armoury
"Right now Douglas is right
down to the bone," said student
society chairperson May-Liz Vahi.
"It's so bad that when our new
building finally opens in the fall,
there's only going to be enough
money to have 50 per cent occupancy."
Douglas's sister institution,
Kwantlen College, is also expecting
a good turnout. A protest march
last semester down the King George
Highway attracted 100 students,
and a second highway march and a
community forum will be held
before the buses leave the campus
on Friday, according to student
association president Pete Powell.
Kwantlen students face at least a
62 per cent tuition fee increase over
the next three years. As well, the
summer semester has been dropped
and a $10 application fee initiated.
"They're probably going to cut
university transfer and academic
courses right back and shirt the
whole college to a vocational orientation," Powell said.
The B.C. Institute of Technology
will not have a large turnout, in
contrast to other colleges, because
spring break is on and there has
been little publicity on the Day of
Action, according to the student
union's business manager.
But combined with students from
UBC, Simon Fraser, Vancouver
Community College and Vancouver
Vocational Institute, the Lower
Mainland turnout for the march
and rally should total about 1,500,
said Gordon Moore, Canadian
Federation of Students — Pacific
"In the last few months, a growing number of students have realized the role the federal and provincial governments are playing in the
destruction of education — and
neither students or teachers like
what is in the wind," Moore said.
"This year alone, deficits and increases are triple what they were a
year ago."
The march is aimed at pressuring
the government, but will also serve
to inform the public that they are
not being consulted about the
changes made to education, Moore
Colleges outside of the Lower
Mainland are also holding rallies
and marches. At hard-hit Cariboo
College, which already has a
$845,000 shortfall, students will
hold a rally Friday and a march in
downtown Kamloops on Saturday.
Student union spokesperson Phil
Link said the students are also carrying out letter writing campaigns
and have distributed leaflets in the
community newspaper. A novel approach to publicity has been the
building of a two-door outhouse,
but with a twist — the door labelled
Socreds is directly above the
students' entrance.
And at Selkirk College and the
David Thompson University Centre, in the Nelson-Castlegar area,
students will be holding or have
held panel discussions, rallies, and
media events such as the laying of
"Bennett tiles" on their campuses.
Students there face 25 per cent tuition hikes, faculty cuts, course
reductions, and classroom size increases next year.
Selkirk student union president
David Lang felt there will be a hefty
turnout to the events, "last year we
joined the B.C. Federation of
Labor in a protest against high interest rates, and it was a real success."
The main emphasis at all the col
leges is to point out to the community the problems facing education, and elicit public support.
"Post secondary education is not
an elitist system," said Capilano's
Hanafi. "Education at the community college level benefits the
community, and it's no longer considered radical if someone is concerned about education.
"Not only 'radicals' care about
education, and the rally is one way
for them to show that they care."
BENNETT .  .  . stomped at Selkirk, slammed elsewhere
Faculty, staff unions join fee fight
Canadian University Press
Students at UBC have awakened
from their lethargy and instead of
holding another "sleep-in" they
will be taking to the streets
with others from across the province
as part of the Canadian Federation
of Students week of action.
Last fall as students in B.C. held
rallies, demonstrations and marches, according to CFS-Pacific staff
person Gordon Moore, UBC was
holding its own sleep-in with no
planned action.
CFS Pacific fieldworker Mike
Miller said Wednesday, this week's
events will publicize funding cutbacks and the federal government's
plans to restructure education.
Almost 300,000 CFS-College and
Institute Educators' Association
jointly produced leaflets have been
distributed, publicizing the problems.
Lower Mainland actions will
focus on Friday's march for education through downtown Vancouver
starting from Beatty and Georgia at
1:30 p.m.
Rhonda Lavigne, Simon Fraser
University student society president
said there will be a small rally
before the buses leave for
downtown. UBC has challenged
SFU to bring more students to the
Nick Witheford, english students
union member said organizing at
SFU is proceeding well. "Organiz
ing is going well considering that
this is SFU in 1982."
At Langara, 400 students and
faculty distributed almost 60,000
leaflets in the city last weekend.
Carpools and buses will be available
for the march and Langara theatre
students will perform along the
march route.
Students have
woken from
their lethargy
and are taking
to the streets
At Douglas and Kwantlen colleges, students and faculty will also
be bused downtown. Kwantlen
students will hold a march through
Surrey Thursday. Both colleges
have organized community
meetings this week to publicize
education issues.
Capilano College faculty will
boycott classes on Friday, and participate in the march under their
own banner. Students and faculty
distributed   more   than    15,000
leaflets   to   the   community    last
On the island, Malaspina
Camosun college and University of
Victoria students will march from
the Victoria city hall to the
legislature Thursday.
Universities minister Pat McGeer
and other MLAs have been invited
to hear speakers from the Victoria
Teachers' Association, the Association of University and College
Employees, students and faculty.
In Terrace, Northwest College
students and faculty will stage their
first march ever through
downtown. At Cariboo college in
Kamloops, students and faculty will
hold campus rallies on Thursday
and Friday and demonstrate at city
hall on Saturday. The faculty will
be boycott classes Friday.
Cariboo students have also built
a graphic illustration of Socred
education policy. A two story
outhouse was erected on campus;
the bottom marked Students, the
top marked Socred.
In the Kootenay's, Selkirk College students have organized a
Stomp on Bennett Day. For Thursday, they will be replacing floor tiles
that the administration said they
couldn't afford to replace. As each
tile is put into place, students will
stomp on Bennett.
David Thompson University Centre students, will stage a car convoy
to Castlegar to join in a rally of
Selkirk students and faculty to demand the resignation of the college
principal for not adequately
representing their interests on Friday.
Support for the march has come
from many organizations, including
the SFU board of governors support the march. Endorsements and
participation also come from the
B.C. Teachers' Federation, Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Canadian Association of University
Teachers, College and Institute
Educators' Association, the
Association of University and College Employees, the Vancouver
regional and municipal employees,
the UBC graduate students, and the
British National Union of Students.
Students pressure
government to act
Canadian University Press
Students across Canada will join
students in B.C. in protesting the
declining quality of education
through fiscal cutbacks.
According to John Doherty,
Canadian Federation of Students
spokesperson, the rallies, marches,
walkouts, and occupations will bring the crisis currently facing post-
secondary education to the public.
Doherty said the governments
recognize that students are organizing and they will continue their
pressure after the national week of
The demonstrations will include
Noise Day at Dalhousie University
where students will invent ways of
making noise about cutbacks. Arts
students will paint murals depicting
the effects of cutbacks and retrenchment.
The Universite de Moncton
students, faculty and the Moncton
Labor Council will hold a torchlight
rally tonight while students in Montreal and Quebec City also
Successful rallies were staged at
Lakehead and Laurentian Universities earlier this week while
demonstrations are planned for today in Trent, Queens, metro-
Toronto and Hamilton. McMaster
students will rally with the Ontario
labor council.
The University of Alberta senate
ordered all classes cancelled Tuesday to allow students to attend a
demonstration. Students were bussed into the capitol city from
throughout the province.
Rallies are also being staged in
Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg
today. Page 12
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'We deal with it by talking about it."
I do not consider myself...
Hi. I'm a civil engineering 4 student. I'm heterosexual. (If anybody
cares). I'm male. I'm white. I'm a
fraternity member. I voted for the
Socreds in the last election and I'll
quite likely vote for them again. I
also think The Ubyssey sucks. All
things considered, I'm just the type
of person that The Ubyssey editor
In the March 4 edition of the
Ubyssey, the editor implies there is
racism and sexism in the engineering faculty. I must be a little blind
or ignorant, because I have found
few indications of this in engineering. You're saying there is, just
because of the publication of the
Red Rag, is unjustified. When was
the last time anyone heard of some
person within engineering complaining of the engineers being
either racist or sexist. I haven't, and
there are a lot of non-white and
non-female people in engineering.
I'm not saying the engineering pro
fession has less sexism or racism
than other professions. In fact, I
would say it is a little tougher to
find a job if you're Chinese. This is
reality. It's not always nice, for you
see, the world isn't perfect yet. But
the engineers are better than most
of their fellow men. They have
pride in themselves (I believe justly
so) but they also have respect for
their fellow man. I believe a poll
taken at UBC would show that the
engineers have more respect and
credibility at UBC than The
Ubyssey paper does (particularly
the bullshit shown in the remarks of
the editor).
You say that the closing down of
the cheeze factory is a "superficial
blow" in "response to the sexism,
racism and hatred expressed in the
Red Rag."
I believe you would be upset if
The Ubyssey was told to take its office out of SUB because many of
the concerned citizens at UBC find
its viewpoints offensive. (HEY!
Well, FOAD, assholes.
Let's face reality, the purpose of
the Red Rag is not to inspire or express "sexism, racism or hatred"
anymore than The Ubyssey does
when it interviews assholes from the
KKK. You did it for publicity. So
did we.
I have a lot of respect for my
fellow engineers. We are at UBC
for a purpose, and manage to enjoy
ourselves at the same time. (Personally, I think this is a good attitude towards life.) I do not consider myself sexist or racist. I
respect my fellow man for his actions, whether I agree with his viewpoints or not. The Ubyssey likes to
stereotype people, particularly
engineers. What can you call this
other than another form of racism?
Bill Henry
civil engineering 4
Residence rep has full details
Why don't you try reporting the
whole story? I am referring to your
article of March 4, 1982, Campus
Housing Costs Climb. After
reading the article, I received the
impression that our residents'
association councils (not residence
association) are nothing but rubber
stamps of the housing department
and that the budget was rammed
down our throats.
In fact, the fee increases for room
in Place Vanier, Totem Park, and
Gage were originally to be 21 per
cent, but thanks to our council reps
ivinsky thinks?
It does not surprise me that
professor Divinsky thinks what
he says.   It does  surprise me,
however, that he would actually
say what he thinks (in public,
I thought he was smarter. . . .
Yom-Tov Shamash
school of home economics
— technician
. Local 4670
on the housing budget committee,
and after three weeks of
negotiating, that figure was reduced
to its present level of 16 per cent.
The increase was to cover not only
inflation and higher labor costs, but
to establish an asset replacement
fund. The board rate hike of 15.3
per cent was for similar reasons.
The asset replacement fund was
established to replace deteriorating
residence equipment and furniture.
The fund should have been started
years ago, but due to the shortsightedness of previous housing and
food service administrations, this
was not done.
Residents, at least in Place
Vanier, were also allowed the opportunity to express their opinions
and to question the budget at a
general meeting held in Vanier with
Mary Flores, the acting director of
housing. But, due to the apathetic
nature that is so prevalent among
UBC students, less than 10 per cent
of all Vanier residents bothered to
Next time, how about more
research into your stories and try
consulting   the   opinions   of   the
residents' association councils. In
conclusion, the name of our food
services managr is Esta (not Esther)
Bill Chang
past PVRA external
Show concern
Imagine for a moment that you've never read an editorial or pamphlet
imploring you to do this or that, to attend such and such a meeting, or to
adopt a certain point of view. Try to pretend that you haven't heard a plea
for action hundreds of times before, that you can look at this particular plea
in a fresh light.
We ask you to attend the rally for education at Robson square Friday
Don't go because The Ubyssey told you. Don't go because you want to
miss your class. Don't go because you like rallies. Go because you don't
want post-secondary education in B.C. to deteriorate to a poorly-funded
combination of trade schools and professional faculties.
The last mass student rally to take place was during the "radical" '60s.
Thousands of UBC students marched to the Bayshore Inn to tell the
bureaucrats they cared. The slogan for the march was "we're concerned."
Hardly a radical concept, this concern for education.
The provincial government and university administrations have made it
clear that unless students protest, they will assume everything is okay. Administration president Doug Kenny universities minister Pat McGeer and
student awards officer Byron Hender have accused students of inaction.
The time has come to act.
By action we mean an expression of concern for the state of post-
secondary education. We do not mean revolution, anarchy or insurrection.
Friday's rally will be a broad-based call for an end to the cutbacks which are
affecting all aspects of the universities and colleges in B.C.
Unless a fringe group of fanatics successfully dominates the rally, the
public will see it as an expression of sincere concern. And at the rally you
might hear other students explaining why you should protest the current
malaise at UBC and elsewhere. You may agree, or you may disagree.
But you should still go to Robson square Friday, if only to express your
This is not a call to arms. It is a call to express your concern for what you
are experiencing right now — education at an affordable price.
Free buses leave SUB at 1 p.m. Friday. Please attend.
March 11, 1982
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The
Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241k of the Student
Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Cut back that masthead. Keith Baldrey. Margaret Copping and Kevin McGee demonstrated.
Fight back. Muriel Draaisma, Eric Eggertson and Chris Wong protested. Rally. Shaffin Shariff, Nancy Campbell and Bill Tieleman organized. Build a movement. Arnold Hedstrom, Brian
Jones and Julie Wheelwright mobilized. March. Kevin Muller, Sean Lafleur and Debbie
Wilson occupied offices. Form alliances. Craig Brooks, Bill Tieleman and Mark Lieren-Young
resisted. Fight back. Mark Attisha fought back. Fight back, fight back, fight back. Organize.
Demonstrate. Rally. Form alliances. Build a movement. We shall overcome. Welcome to the
Disabled info needed
A survey is presently being undertaken to determine the accessibility
of outdoor recreation opportunities
in B.C. provincial parks to
physically disabled persons, the
survey, on behalf of the Canadian
Wheelchair Sports Association,
B.C. division, is being carried out
as a senior course project within the
park and recreation resources programme, faculty of forestry, UBC.
The objectives of the study are
• identify existing outdoor
recreation  activities  and   facilities
vice president     that are already accessible
Bed race is serious athletics
Students, we challenge you.
The formerly famous UBC bed race returns this year to its ranking with
the Chariot Race, Storm the Wall, the Shrum Bowl, Lady and Lord
Godiva, and beer gardens as our glorious campus' regular highlights.
Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. bunches of people will push beds from the
bookstore to the village backlands. We'll give the first one there a trophy
and lots of recognition. This will be the beginning. Afterwards we all have a
By the way, we are the Sigma Chi fraternity. We think we have a chance
of winning our own trophy. But the Betas can prove they are better than
the Dekes, and AUS can show EUS that they are faster (at least in beds),
and Cariboo can demonstrate their superiority to Dene. Interested teams
should get a list of 13 bedpushers' names and student numbers to any sig,
or to our house (5725 Agronomy Road, behind the village).
There will be a women's and men's event. For further info call 224-1354
or 228-1565 or 224-9620. Get the list and $5 to us by March 19.
For an end to apathy, to serious athletics, and to your old creaky beds.
Timothy Bult
Sigma Chi fraternity
• identify the barriers restricting
the outdoor recreation use of provincial parks by the physically
• produce a visitors guide for
the physically disabled to provincial
parks in B.C.
To meet these objectives, specific
information is required from
physically disabled people who have
used provincial parks. Your help is
requested in encouraging disabled
people in our community to contact
the program at UBC by either completing the printed accompanying
coupon below or by calling
228-2727, leaving their name, address and phone number.
Respondents will be asked to complete a questionnaire.
In the interests of outdoor recreation and the Physically Disabled
Persons Survey Project.
Send To:
Park and Recreation Resources
Faculty of Forestry, UBC Vancouver, B.C.
Or Phone: 228-2727
Peter J. Dooling
research director
Letters should be typed triple-
spaced on a 70 character line or they
will sit around for several months.
m Thursday, March 11,1982
Page 13
Cutbacks a question of policy
The issue of cutbacks in the university has
had a long genesis. What we currently experience is a product of a loss of public confidence in education, the loss of direction in
the university and a government policy of
underfunding over the past five years. And
that shortfall must be put into the perspective
that provincial governments have not valued
education, over the past 20 years, except in
the most functional (instrumental) sense.
Our attitude on the "usefulness" of education is the root cause of our disenchantment.
Those attitudes are formed by two trends: the
marginalization of the humanities and the triumph of instrumental reason. Ironically it
has been the quest for knowledge and understanding, the rise of civilization that places us
in the current dilemma. The current crisis
also demands an even more "civilized," educated-critical public so we do not lose our
control over the future to the technocrats.
This crisis of the modern world is now being
played out in the decisions we make about
the kind of universities we want and the level
at which we are willing to support them.
Thus the cutback issue is not one of how
to move limited funds around, but what values will the university and public policy be
built upon.
The humanities, which have in the past
provided us with critical reflection, wisdom
and a sense of "soul," have been increasingly
devalued and privatized. Instrumentalism (is
it functional? is it cost effective?) has emerged as the sole paradigm for public policy.
This reduces all human activity to efficiency,
and culture to personal preference.
In most of the discussion around the ends
of education this instrumental reason reigns
supreme. Reductive analysis has only limited
application yet it has become the determinative criteria and the underpinning of modern
consciousness. It is important to recognize
the continuing pervasiveness of reductive analysis, and professional overspecialization as
dangerous evaluative tools. The ecological
crisis, the war mentality, and devaluation of
esthetics can partially be traced to this consciousness. To continue our educational systems in this direction is hazardous. Unfortunately the values that will currently determine educational meaning are guided by instrumental reason.
The marginality of the humanities are evidence of this. It is the so-called frills that are
cut out. The basic building blocks of culture,
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in education
search for beauty difficult
-craifi brooks photo
imagination, zest, arts and history have the
most difficult time "justifying" their existence. Functional valuing is an attitude many
embody in the humanities. They "sell" their
discipline in "useful" terms, or like many in
psychology, have reduced their vision to re-
educationistic models of human behavior.
Others have accepted the view that culture is
merely personal preference and not intrinsically worthwhile.
To develop alternative visions of human
and other life we need to support the poets
and the dreamers (including the dreamers in
the scientific world). These non-functional
dreamers are the "antennae of the race."
They perceive new visions of human possibility, new values and forms of personal and
communal life, new fuller theories of the
good. Indeed, beauty is a signal to truth itself. And it is this search for beauty, in scientific theories, classical studies, chemical formulae, economics, etc., that is under attack
in the cutback issue.
Both participation in and critical reflection
upon symbols (values, meaning) principally
occur in the realm of culture. Historically this
is what "liberal education" has meant. The
original definition of a "liberal education"
was that knowledge worthy of a free mind,
all informed participants in the realm of culture, were both humanists and involved in
practical reason. The scientist, the artist, the
theologian, the social scientist, the literary
critic devoted major energy to interpreting
participatory symbols. Thus education gave
control and freedom. We participated in the
world's creation.
Cutbacks, and the values behind them, remove control to a Hobbesian elite, or create
special interest conflict groups, or leave
power in the hands of bureaucratic specialists. A truly public discussion of issue* of
value for the whole society on a level other
than an intuitive or instrumental basis is then
quickly short-circuited.
It is through a truly critical and public discussion of implicit values that a truly public
policy is developed. Cutbacks inhibit that
participation because our complex world demands a higher degree of critical reflection.
And that reflection is partly dependent on
liberal education.
George Hermanson is a radical minister
who knows how to talk to the young and
can usually be found hanging around the
Lutheran Campus centre. Perspectives is a
hip column of opinion, wisdom and humor
open to the plebs of the university.
March for
On Friday, March 12 post-secondary students from the Lower
Mainland will be marching to Robson Square hoping to increase public awareness of the decrease in the
quality of post-secondary education.
All residents of this province
have the right to affordable and
high quality education and the
crowded classrooms, outdated
equipment, a faculty hiring freeze
and fewer teaching assistants have
greatly reduced the quality of education. Many students cannot afford to attend because our student
aid program is insufficient. No one
is asking for a free ride, just an affordable one. This is a very serious
Currently our province has the
lowest post-secondary participation
rate in Canada. As recently as 1968
we had the highest rate. This can
only damage the economic, cultural
and technical future of our province. So if you didn't before, I hope
you understand now why on March
12 we will be marching. I also hope
you will join us.
Dave Frank
Alma Mater Society president
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Thursday, March 11,1982
Tween Classes
Bible study, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
General meeting and executive elections, noon,
SUB 119.
Last day for nominations to the new executive,
noon, St   Mark's (north of Gage).
General meeting, elections for 1962-83 executive, 1:30 p.m., SUB 205.
No official meeting today; Bruce has a Lear matinee. However, nominations and volunteers for
next year's executive gladly taken, noon, club
room, Old Audrtorium.
Kal Holsti, UBC poli sci head and Mettrtyahn
Mayzel, Tel Aviv University history department,
will speak about the Egypt-Israel peace treaty,
noon, upper lounge, International House.
This month's newsletter with the election details
are now available. Deadline March 16. Office
hours are Wednesday and Thursday noon, IRC
Myth-shattering panel: professions in special
education speak out, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Scarfe
Glen Williams, guest speaker: The disabled university student, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Scarfe 207.
No table this week, noon, SUB foyer.
Elections for 1962-83 executive, noon, SUB 206.
Organizational meeting for all students interested
in working in video, 1:30 p.m., SUB 115.
Elections for 1962-83 executives, all members
please attend, noon, IRC 1.
General meeting, ride on Sunday, meet at SUB
at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 1:30 p.m., Angus 321.
A new talk every hour on the theme: Creation
"science" is non-science, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Biosci 2000.
Organizational meeting for protesting the arrival
of the Trident sub this summer, 8 p.m., SUB
Poster-making, leafleting, "party." Last preparation before the march, everyone welcome, noon,
SUB 207/209.
Program: 12:30 p.m.. Mini Concert, Adam and
the Ants; 3 p.m., Cross Currents, A look at consumer and environmental issues; 5 p.m., Thunderbird Report — UBC Sports; after 6 p.m.
news. In Sight UBC Issues; 8 p.m., Mini Concert, The Supremes; 11 p.m., Final Vinyl, an import album feature; cable 100 fm.
Organizational meeting for outdoor adventure
cycling tour of Pender Island and canoeing trip to
Allouett river, noon, War Memorial gym 211.
Corec volleyball, 7:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Referee club meeting, all refs please attend, 1:30
p.m.. War Memorial gym 211.
Tower beach suicide run, noon, between SUB
and Main library.
Wyne and cheese party, 3:30 p.m., Buchanan
Bill Clarke, UBC's MP will be speaking, noon,
SUB party room.
Cheap nutritious meals, 12 to 1 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Outing to see Charlie Murphy, 8:30 p.m.,  Soft
Rock cafe. Call 228-4638 for more details.
Speaker from rape relief, noon, SUB 125. Non-
members welcome.
Meeting  to discuss  stuff,   1   p.m.,   Beatty and
Georgia streets. Walk to picnic and chit chat at
beautiful Robson Square.
UBC sports medicine demonstration on knee and
joint research at 1:30 p.m.
Open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., War Memorial
Soccer game against the Clan, part of open
house festivities, come out and support UBC
against SFU, 7 p.m., Thunderbird stadium,
Worship with Rev. Ray Shultz, noon, Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Grant Mark lectures on: Metallo-protein electron
transfer, noon, IRC G41.
Kami Raz, director of the Israeli Aliyah centre
and a panel of students will discuss opportunities
to work, study and travel in Israel, noon, Hillel
House (behind Brock).
Dance, 7 to 12 p.m., SUB party room.
Bzzr Garden to meet the new executive, 7 p.m.,
SUB 212.
Well, it's happening. After months and months
of delay, UBC Radio is going FM on April Fool's
Day. To herald in this new era of Vancouver
radio, CITR is presenting three bands in SUB
ballroom Friday: Popular Front, 54/40 and
Rhythm Mission. Door prizes too. Tickets at
AMS box office $5. Concert starts at 8 p.m.
Music from 12 noon to 1 p.m., then buses will
take people to the march downtown, SUB.
Program: 12:30 p.m., Mini Concert — The
Undertone; 3 p.m., Dateline International, a look
at world affairs; after 6 p.m. news. Mini Concert,
Comsat Angels; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Final Vinyl,
the neglected album: Modern Lovers, Back in
Your Life; cable 100 fm.
Cheap nutritious lunch, 12 to 1 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Final registration for Storm the wall (men and
women), by 3:30 p.m., War Memorial gym 211.
Meeting to tell Uncle Brian all about your concerns regarding education, 2 p.m., Robson
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Theatre production of Picnic on the Battlefield
by Fernando Arrabal. Admission is free, 4:30
p.m., International House.
Grand Tourney: $8/pair entrance fee, trophy
prizes, lots of munchies, lots of fun, 5:30 p.m.,
SUB 207/209.
A new talk every hour on the theme: Creation
"science" is non-science, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Biosci 2000.
Program: 12:30 p.m., Mini Concert, James
White and the Blacks; 4:30 p.m.. Stage and
Screen, film and theatre reviews; 6 to 9:30 p.m.,
The Import Show with Terry McBridge; 8 p.m.,
Mini Concert, Banhams; 11 p.m.. Final Vinyl, the
classic album, Chris Spedding: Hurt; cable 100
Outdoor adventure cycling tour, all day, Pender
Men's Totem tennis tournament, all day, armories.
Practice, everyone welcome except Horacio, 10
p.m., Aquatic centre.
Slalom 6 — last of UBC series, still hope for series championship, 9 a.m., B-lot.
Touring ride, meet at south side of SUB at 9 a.m.
Outdoor adventure canoe trip, all day, Allouett
Program: 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Music of our Time,
unusual, mostly modern classical music; 12 noon
to 2:30 p.m.. The Folk Show, mostly Canadian
traditional folk music; 2:30 to 6 p.m., Rabble
Without a Pause, a lunatic view of the world; 3
p.m., Laughing Matters, a look at history and
content of recorded comedy; 11 p.m., Final
Vinyl, CITR's #1 playlist; cable 100 fm.
General meeting, noon, International House
Walker Stogan and Verna Kirkness speak on:
Native Indian traditions and contemporary Indian
issues, noon, Scarfe 100.
Justice T. R. Berger of B.C. Supreme Court on:
Federalism and Canada's native people, noon,
law 101.
Program: 12:30, Mini Concert, The English Beat;
3 p.m., The Melting Pot, a look at UBC research;
4:30 p.m.. Everything Stops for Tea, cultural
programming; 7 p.m.. Off Beet, the world's
worst radio show; 8 p.m., Mini Concert, Kate
Bush; 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Jazz Show; 11
p.m.. Final Vinyl, a jazz album feature; cable 100
Yehuda Amichai, winner of the Israel Prize for
poetry in 1961 will read his poetry, noon, Buchanan 106.
Punchlines: stand up comedy, free admission,
noon, SUB auditorium.
Meeting, choose colors, noon. Bio 2449.
Cheap nutritious lunch, 12 to 1 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 237b.
Program: 12:30 p.m.. Mini Concert, Rockpile; 5
p.m., Thunderbird Report; after 6 p.m. news. In
Sight, UBC issues in perspective; 8 p.m.. Mini
Concert, the Velvet Underground; 11 p.m.. Final
Vinyl, t.b.a.; cable IX fm.
Slide show, noon, SUB 111.
Program: 12:30 p.m.. Mini Concert, The Ramones; after 6 p.m. news, CITR's weekly editorial, with the not very witty and incredibly boring person with the monotone deep voice, Joe
March; 8 p.m.. Mini Concert, Brian Ferry; 11
p.m.. Final Vinyl, another new album.
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Documents outlining social and
economic side effects of excess
military spending (no, not the
UBC traffic patrol Bzzr Fund)
will be shown. An important
general meeting will follow, to
start organizing the activities being planned for this summer. All
this and more, brought to you
today at noon, Angus 421.
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Admission is free to this fun
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Page 15
Right wing policies strangle our education
We in the UBC NDP club fully
support the Canadian Federation of
Students' week of action on post-
secondary education cutbacks, and
we urge all students to participate in
the March planned for this Friday
The actions of the Social Credit
government since its election in
1975 have proven again and again
that post-secondary education is at
the bottom of its list of priorities.
This government is more intrested
in building grandiose stadiums and
subsidizing give-aways or northeast
coal than maintaining high quality,
accessible post secondary education. Social concerns, such as
education, health and welfare, take
a backseat in the Bennett government.
It is commonly said that post
secondary education is under attack
in this province, but the reality is
that it is dying a slow death of
neglect, not only in this province,
but across the country as well.
Right-wing governments are
strangling universities and colleges
by restricting funding, forcing institutions to cut important programs, lay off Teaching Assistants
and raise tuition fees. The effect of
all this is a general decline in the
quality of education that students
are receiving and a restriction of accessibility on the basis of income.
When the quality of education
declines in a community, so too
does the quality of life. Universities
and colleges are always at the
forefront of any vibrant and
healthy society, pushing it in new
directions and toward new
horizons, expanding it
technologically,  intellectual y  and
Africans share blame
with drug companies
In your story, Africans are
'guinea pigs': Tuesday, March 9,
1982, Mark Attisha tried to summarize a three hour long discussion
into a few paragraphs that appeared
in your esteemed paper. Consequently the published synopsis failed to reflect the purpose and theme
of the discussion.
The thalidomide case was one of
the many examples used to illustrate
major errors in the history of drug
companies failed to act in a responsible manner.
Most western countries have
since enacted strong regulations
that govern the production,
distribution and use of drug products. Unfortunately similar regulations do not exist in most African
countries. A few of these African
countries have outdated drug control laws, with thalidomide still included in their drug lists.
Drug companies are business
houses that are primarily motivated
by the need to make profits. These
companies have been known to pro
mote, misrepresent or even introduce 'new' drugs onto the
African market with no apparent
concern to the safety of their products. Africans then, have become
the unwitting guinea pigs to drug
companies' activities mainly
because these African countries do
not have effective drug control
legislations. This was the theme of
the discussion.
The inherent dangers of these activities were emphasized by citing
numerous instances in Africa where
complications associated with drug
use have been observed. Ii summary, it was concluded that
Africans must share the blame for
failure to enact effective drug laws
in their area. Sufficient African
professionals are available that can
introduce these drug legislations.
Until this is done, drug companies
will continue to exploit the weak
laws that currently exist in Africa.
It is hoped that this communication will be used to clarify my views.
Sanika Chirwa
African students association
Red Rag proudly praised
Like the previous correspondents, I do not wish to tacitly
support the Red Rag with my
silence. Instead, I shall actively
praise it as a vehicle for satirical
journalism, and urge the EUS to
produce a new and improved model
next year. Some of the material
really deserves a broader circulation.
While no one will deny that
racism and sexism are real problems
in our society, we often disagree on
what they are and how they can best
be eliminated. My own belief is that
it takes a lot more courage to
criticize your friends when they
make racist remarks than it does to
write long polemics against people
you don't know. Consequently, I
can admire Dave Janis for his personal stand, although I suspect his
idealism has got the better of his
common sense. He is one of the few
people whose sincerity I would not
This point is important, because
we must distinguish between the
people who really want to fight
racism and sexism, and those who
merely wish to establish their anti-
sexist credentials by Engineer
bashing. It is significant that very
few of the people who condemn the
Red Rag refer to specific items they
find offensive.  Indeed, the usual
approach is to brand it as "racist
and sexist hate literature" and condemn it in generalities. The people
who read such vague accusations
can draw their own conclusions, but
it would be better if the EUS
printed more copies so that some of
the sillier denunciations could be
put in perspective. Then we could
all enjoy both the original satire and
the self-righteous condemnations,
leaving the issues of racism and sexism to be addressed more rationally. This would probably get us further in the long run.
As a result, I wish to commend
the writers of the Red Rag for the
several good pieces they produced,
and advocate improvement rather
than abolition. The tasteless media
coverage of the Clifford Olson trial
thoroughly deserved a few Uisteless
jokes, and it seems to me
hypocritical to blame the mirror
just because you don't like the image it contains. In short, I am proud
to include the writers of the Red
Rag as members of my profession,
and I hope they find time to provoke a few more self-righteous
windbags before they turn their
minds to the more prosaic problems
of everyday engineering.
Andrew Milne
Engineering physics
Phys. grad studies
culturally. A society that neglects
higher education risks stagnation.
Education is not some commodity like lumber or fishing, that you
can cut back one year when times
are rough, and pick up the slack
when the economy improves. Laying off 100 students is not the same
as laying off 100 workers at a
sawmill, and has far greater social
and economic repercussions. This is
our answer to those short-sighted
persons who insist that universities
must "bite the bullet" and students
must   "tighten   their   belts"   like
everyone else.
We in the NDP believe that
education at all levels is a right, and
accessibility, should not be
restricted by income. In many countries, France, Sweden, and West
Germany, just to name a few, tuition is free. This shows the value
that these nations place upon post-
secondary education.
Tuition fees, by their very nature,
are socially discriminatory, and that
is why it is the policy cf the NDP
that all tuition should be free. But
whatever argument could be made
to justify tuition, increases at this
time are certainly unwarranted,
with inflation on the rise and student income and aid drastically
So once again we urge all UBC
students to join their fellow
students from across the province
on Friday. Our provincial government is far too concerned with
building monuments to itself. Let's
send a message to Victoria: Stop the
cut-backs, and put education where
it should be, a top priority.
UBC NDP club
Faculty support protest
The executive of the UBC faculty
association congratulates the Alma
Mater Society and other student
bodies on the initiatives they are
taking to draw attention to the very
important issue of the underfunding of the universities.
We support the AMS, and
students for an accessible education, in their efforts to obtain more
government funding for post-
secondary education. We have written to the Canadian Federation of
Students (Pacific Region) to indicate our support for the Week of
Action. We also support efforts to
dissuade the provincial government
from making further cutbacks in
university funding. We hope that
members of the faculty association
will be aware of the march that is
being organized on the Friday of
this week. At the end of the month
we shall be participating, with the
Canadian Association of University
Teachers, in a Week of National
Concern on Underfunding, with the
intention of drawing attention,
across the nation, to the shortfall of
university funding from the federal
and the provincial governments.
Over the months ahead we hope
to work with the AMS and other
March for education
buses leave at 1 p.m.
The Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS) has declared March
8 to 12 the national week of action.
The week of protest consists of
public campaigns throughout the
nation to inform the government
and the public about cutbacks,
specifically the tragedy of the freeze
on education funding.
A recent release from the CFS
states that the campaign will send
the following messages to the
a "Post-secondary education is
corroding with four years of under
funding and the imposed funding
freeze will damage the quality of
and access to education in your
a "The federal and provincial
governments are manipulating post-
secondary education behind closed
doors. They are using funding to
force cuts in all programs except
those which stream people into
technical training and professional,
faculties, leaving many graduates at
a dead end a few years down the
a If the current unemployment
and economic slump is to be overcome, then Canada must be
educating people for flexibility in
the face of an unpredictable, rapidly changing society and economy."
At UBC, the students for an ac
cessible education and the Alma
Mater Society will be sponsoring a
march for education on Friday,
March 12, 1982. The march will
start at the corner of Georgia and
Beatty, and will proceed to Robson
square. Buses leave SUB at 1 p.m.
March for education.
Cynthia Southard
AMS external affairs coordinator
bodies at UBC to take joint action
on the underfunding of the university.
Charles F. A. Culling,
faculty association
Swimmers thanked
We would like to thank all the
people at UBC who made the CIAU
swimming and diving championships a success. Announcers, officials, physiotherapists, pool staff,
spectators, were all helpful and
You should all be grateful for
that awesome, new aquatic facility.
We hope it is used as well as it
would be if we had something of
that size and functionality.
Thanks again.
P.S. UBC swimmers: Get rid of
those noisemakers. They're what
make our livers quiver!
Melanie D. MacKay
University of Western Ontario
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Thursday, March 11, 1982
Paper pushes autonomy
UBC students will be heading to
the polls one more time this
academic year, this time to decide
on editorial and financial autonomy
for The Ubyssey.
Council overwhelmingly approved a request from The Ubyssey staff
Wednesday to send three referendums to students March 22 to 26.
One question will ask students to
form an autonomous Ubyssey
Publications Society, independent
of student government control, and
directly   responsible   to   students
through at-large elections.
A second motion will ask
students to direct $2 of their current
AMS fee levy to the new society,
and will request an additional $2
subsidy for operating and capital
Ubyssey spokesperson Craig
Brooks said the two question approach would allow students the
choice of supporting editorial or
financial autonomy for the paper.
He said many students may desire a
free press at UBC, but may not
want to pay an extra two dollars per
If the financing referendum fails,
but students still approve of
editorial autonomy, the newly
formed Ubyssey Publications Society would have to negotiate a yearly
grant from student council, Brooks
A third question, dependent on
the passage of editorial autonomy,
would formally transfer The
Ubyssey name to the new society.
Vice president Cliff Stewart expressed concern over the wording of
the finance referendum. If students
voted against the fee referendum
they could vote against any support
for The Ubyssey, he said.
Ubyssey spokespeson Julie
Wheelwright said students would
not be voting on whether or not to
fund the paper, but how to fund the
paper — either directly or through
student council.
Brooks said the prime purpose of
autonomy  is  to  separate  student
politicans from control of the campus paper, placing control in a
board of directors elected by
Currently student council can
shut down The Ubyssey, take it
over at will, or deny all funding,
Brooks said. The referendums are
meant to ensure student politicans,
who often are quoted and criticized
in the newspaper, do not have this
power, he added.
South African
ties racist
— arle eggertson photo
TYPICAL Vancouver day holds just-another-regular-student captive on Wreck Beach. Pensive moment was
caught by intrepid Ubyssey photog who made way down to shore despite Trail 4's closure because of erosion.
Barges, rocks, seagulls, warm sun, logs, sand .  .  . aaah. (Sure hope someone back east reads this).
Canada is an accomplice to the
injustices occurring in South
Africa, a United Nations activist
said Wednesday.
"One of the attitudes of the
Canadian government is that we
should  not rock the boat,"  said
Students ignorant of April class change
Many UBC students will be in for
a big surprise April 5.
In a random Ubyssey poll of 100
students Monday, 25 believed
classes ended Friday April 2. In
fact, they continue to Wednesday
April 7.
The April 2 date originally advertised in the 1981-82 university calendar was a typographical mistake,
Ken Young, university registar and
acting vice provost, said Wednesday.
Young said the registar's office
knew about the error in May 1981
but did not inform students. Letters
were sent to all faculty members informing them of the error, he said.
The instructors were supposed to
pass the information on to students,
Young said. However, it appears
few students actually learned of the
change by this method.
Most students interviewed said
they had learned of the change
either through "the grapevine," or
through rumors. Only five students
said their professors had informed
them of the change.
"Are you sure (about the date
change)?" asked an arts 3 student,
who declined to be identified.
"You've got to be kidding."
The first direct notification of
students was discovered in the
preamble to the spring exam
schedule by six of the students interviewed.
"(The error) isn't a terrible
thing," Young said. "It's not a
large problem. If we had screwed
up on the last day of exams, it
would have been a completely dif
ferent issue."
Students should have thought
something was wrong when there
was a nine day study break between
the end of classes and the first exam, Young said. The study break is
normally only four days long.
The registar's office did not
advertise the error in The Ubyssey
since they "can't afford it."
Divinsky debated
Kaning raises no
faculty comment
"No comment" was the buzzword among faculty members Tuesday after a three-member committee found ecology and zoology professor Julius Kane guilty of gross
misconduct, but did not fire him.
Faculty association representative Andrew Brockett said gross
misconduct is cause for dismissing
professors, but would not comment
about the Kane case because he was
not on the committee.
"No comment," said one faculty
member. "He has quite a reputation for suing, and if I say more
than that, I could be in court."
"I'm not saying anything at all,"
said animal resource ecology director Casimir Lindsay, Kane's direct
superior. "I'm his boss. You must
understand that in the event that he
does come back after 18 months or
so, he is going to be working for
Kane was suspended last week
from his post as professor of animal
resource ecology and zoology for 18
months without pay.
He was found guilty in county
court June, 198G, of theft of funds
from a National Research Council
grant. Kane used students working
on a NRC grant and university
computer time for work directly
relating to his private business. He
was suspended in 1977, and has
been receiving full salary since the
anonymous committee was appointed in September, 1980.
"I certainly don't approve," said
a faculty member, of the committee's ruling. "I don't feel very proud about being in the same faculty
as him. I would think he should be
thrown out."
Zoology professor David Jones
said, "I think for myself and other
professors, (administration president Doug) Kenny's letter spoke for
us all."
Kenny sent a letter to faculty saying he would support firing Kane
because "In an academic community there is no higher value than the
commitment to truth and he has
been found to have disregarded it."
Unless further action is taken
Kane could resume his professional
duties as early as September, 1983.
UBC professor Nathan
Divinsky's recent comments about
single mothers continue to generate
discussion, criticism, and condemnation.
Student council debated a motion
Wednesday night that would have
seen Divinsky barred from speaking
in SUB until he retracted his
statements. In his speech, Divinsky
made statements which some people
later charged were sexist.
The motion brought before council stated that because Divinsky's
comments were "sexist, offensive,
and inappropriate," campus groups
be barred from booking him in SUB
until he apologizes and retracts his
But the vote was narrowly
"We as a group must start taking
some responsibility for our
actions," said arts representative
Jon Gates, who moved the motion.
"Nobody is challenging the right
of freedom of speech. It is an issue
of the rights and responsibilities of
council," he said and added that
Divinsky's comments "represent
nothing but an attack on women."
Gates received a letter of support
for his motion from the Alma
Mater Society women's committee.
Women's committee spokesperson
Sheila Block said, "We understand
that a committee has been struck to
propose guidelines for bookings in
SUB to prevent the occurence of
such   sexist   events.   Until   these
guidelines are implemented, the
motion is an appropriate measure."
The letter stated that "allowing
Divinsky to speak in SUB without
retraction of these statements
would suggest the AMS's implicit
agreement with these positions."
But a number of council
members criticized the motion.
"There is just no way we can consider passing this motion, because
we have no right to censorship,"
said finance director James Hollis.
"Surely you must give (Divinsky)
the right to speak," said Lance
Balcom, former-engineering
undergraduate society president.
"The people of this university are
intelligent people and have a right
to hear many points of view."
Wilfred Grenville-Grey, a representative of the International Defence
and Aid Fund for Southern Africa.
"Canada, by not doing anything, is
partly responsible," he told 40 people in Buchanan 205.
Canada and South Africa have a
"cousinly relationship," Grenville-
Grey said, because of their close
economic, language, and sporting
Grenville-Grey criticized the
Canadian government, and particularly external affairs minister
Mark MacGuigan, for talking
tough about South Africa but not
acting on their words. "It is fine to
deplore, but what muscle are they
putting behind the
condemnation?" he said.
"I hope you'll be disappointed
when I tell you that Canada only
gives $20,000 to the political
prisoner trust fund. Other countries, such as Holland, Sweden, and
Norway, give two, three or four
hundred thousand.
"Apartheid is institutional
racism. The prison population in
South Africa is 100,000. In Britain,
which has twice the population, it is
only 40,000," he said. "When people talk about South Africa as 'the
imprisoned society' it is not a light
The worst of apartheid's
repressive laws is the terrorism act
that allows for arbitrary arrest and
indefinite detention, he said. "It is
the most objectionable part of the
whole apartheid system. Instead of
having a fair trial, people have to
undergo a sort of inquisition."
Political, economic, and social
rights do not exist in South Africa,
Grenville-Grey said. "Some people
are arguing these days that things
are getting better there. I see no improvements."
Council goofs on name
Not to be outdone by the provincial government, the Alma Mater
Society learned Wednesday it had accidently changed the name of
the UBC women's committee to the person's committee.
Only two years after the provincial legislature accidently abolished
the Seaboard Life Insurance in a routine procedure, costing the
government $500,000, student council received notice of the change
in a revised committee listing.
On Sept. 17, 1980 council overwhelmingly defeated a joke motion
to change the women's committee name. The AMS executive
secretary subsequently treated the motion as passed, so the list was
formally amended.
The error came to light after a routine revision at the Feb. 24
meeting, to prepare a new committee list for presentation at Wednesday's meeting.
Women's committee spokesperson Sally Brisebois said she hopes
the error will be immediately corrected.


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