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The Ubyssey Nov 6, 1990

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Life, loath
it or hate it
you can't
avoid it.
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, November 6, 1990
Vol 73, No 18
Government study finds higher standards means lower enrolment
Admissions door locks out students
by Jamie Kastner
TORONTO (CUP) — Faced with
increasing enrolment, some Canadian universities are resorting
to tighter admissions policies for
first year students.
While overall enrolment has
increased in Canada in the last
year, the enrolment of first-year
students dropped, according to a
recent survey conducted by the
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada.
Total undergraduate enrolment increased 3.2 per cent across
the country, according to the survey. This is a continuation of a
growth trend experienced over the
last decade. 	
The drop in   „T   ,       .,, *   •   i    •,.
first year admis-     I ClOI_ t think lt S
sions is the result denying access... they
of the increasing 1 -i •
use of admission can always enrol in a
caps,   quotas, different program."
limited  growth
policies       and
higher admissions requirements,
mainly in the Atlantic and western provinces, according to AUCC
policy analyst Robert Best.
Students may be staying
longer or more of them may be
returning to school, Best said.
"It may be that universities
are retaining a larger number, of
students in second, third and
fourth years," he said. "Some
students may also be returning to
finish their degrees. The low first
year rates may only suggest how
total enrolment will look in a few
Anne McKinnon, interim director ofthe Association of Atlantic Universities said a 45 per cent
increase in enrolment in her region over the last 10 years has
made some restrictions necessary.
Although total full-time undergraduate enrolment in the Atlantic region increased 5.1 percent
this year, first-year admissions
 went up only 3.8
per cent.
"It's a direct effect of the economic  environment," she said.
"We have a high
level   of  unem-
ployment   here.
Options for finding work are not
as available as Ontario or central
The western provinces are
also instituting restrictions, said
Liny Chan, an analyst at Simon
Fraser University. Although
overall western enrolment is up
Park panel sees a
future full of spirit
by Niko Fleming
Last Sunday, about 150
people packed the Dunbar Community Centre to discuss future
uses and management of Pacific
Spirit Park (formerly the University Endowment Lands).
A panel representingcyclists,
equestrians, Wreck Beach naturalists, park volunteers, friends
of the park, the Vancouver
Natural History Society and the
Greater Vancouver Regional
District fielded questions from
concerned citizens representing
view points on everything from
Wreck Beach to native land
Many in attendance protested against recent plans to
change the status of Wreck Beach
from its present "clothing optional" status to adult only-
Judy Williams of the Wreck
Beach Preservation Society said
road access to the beach would
hot eliminate drug and alcohol
problems there, because "there
are more (problems) at Kits Beach
in a shorter period of time."
GVRD area planner Gordon
Smith said there are no plans yet
for a road to the beach, "the Only
planning has been to declare it an
Environmental Protection Zone"
and to make the trails leading
there pedestrian only.
Members of the audience also
raised concerns about environmental protection ofthe trails in
the park.
Some trails have been desig-
Trees have friends too
nated pedestrian only, but many
in the audience said more education is needed to make the growing number of mountain bikers
environmentally and safety
Member of the Musqueam
First Nation, Corky Day denounced the GVRD for not working with the natives and not recognizing native sovereignty over
the area.
GVED area superintendent
Mitch Sokalski said the GVRD
"didn't expect this many people,
and we are pleased at the turnout."
Sokalski encouraged everyone interested to get involved in
the workshops and task forces,
and said a draft plan would be
submitted to the Park Committee in April.
Interested people can contact
GVRD Parks at 432-6350.
two per cent, British Columbia,
Alberta and Saskatchewan all had
decreases in their numbers of first-
year students.
"It's basically a question of funding," Chan said. "We just haven't had
enough spots. This year we let in even
fewer students than last."
Ontario, in contrast, has
maintained a comfortable level of
growth and has not had to seriously restrict enrolment, according to the Ontario Council of Universities (OCU).
"There has always been limited enrolmentin certain programs
like law, medicine or pharmacy, and
some universities have been raising
their admission requirements to plan
for the future," said OCU researcher
Larry Payton.
"But I don't think it's denying
people access to education, they
can always enrol in a different
The AUCC figures do not necessarily represent a trend in first
year enrollment, Payton said.
"I don't think we can project a
great deal into them unless they
go on for several more years," he
Quebec enrolment has also
maintained a fairly steady growth
rate despite a 200 per cent tuition
fee increase last year.
"The government had anticipated a five per cent decrease in
enrolment after the fee hike," said
Yvon Bousquet, director of research for the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities.
"But nothing nearly so serious occurred," he said. "We've continued to attract our most important clientele from the high
UBC Women's field hockey
team captures national title
by Michael Booth
Surpassing everyone's expectations, including their own, the
UBC women's field hockey team
captured the CIAU national
championship in Edmonton Sunday.
The T-Birds defeated the
heavily favoured University of
Victoria Vikettes 4-2 on penalty
strokes in the gold medal game
after playing to a scoreless draw
through regulation and a 30
minute overtime period.
"I would ha ve to say my biggest
reaction is that I am completely
blown away because winning the
gold medal is completely unexpected," said Penny Cooper, a
fourth year player who scored one
ofthe penalty stroke goals. "I kept
thinking, howcan we even be here?
Then I just tried to put the ball in
the goal."
The T-Birds got off to a rocky
start in the tournament, tying the
University of New Brunswick 0-0
and then losing 3-0 to UVic. New
Brunswick's 3-0 loss to UVic forced
a penalty stroke play-off between
UBC and UNB on Friday night.
UBC prevailed 2-1 on goals by
Cooper and Lisa Eastman and advanced to the medal round.
In the semi-finals, Eastman's
secondhalf goal was all UBC needed
to defeat the University ofToronto
1-0 and move on to the championship match. Meanwhile, UVic was
destroying York University 5-0 in
the other semi-final.
UBC entered the tournament
with relatively low expectations
out of respect for the strength of
the UVic team.
"We went there with realistic
expectations; our goal was to make
the semi-finals," said UBC coach
Gail Wilson. "I figured we would
get a bronze medal, the gold was
totally unexpected.
"We didn't think we would
win the gold and it wasn't one
of our ibjectives heading into
the final game. We just wanted
to play well, walk off the field
feeling good, and to give UVic a
good game."
UBC's cautious attitude was
warranted given the Vikettes'
For the second straight year, Penny Cooper
was named a first team all-Canadian.
dominance of university field
hockey this year. The UVic roster
features numerous national team
members and had been undefeated
(4-0-1) in five games against UBC
this season.
However, the T-Birds followed their game plan to perfection and they suddenly found
themselves in a position where
they could win it all on penalty
strokes. The key then was the
outstanding play of fifth year
goalkeeper Darcy Vogel.
"UVic was attacking most of
the time," Wilson said. "We had
some opportunities but without a
lie, UVic dominated. Once we got
to overtime I knew we had a chance
because we have an excellent goalkeeper and all the pressure was on
"Vogel was busy all game so
she stayed warm (in -10 degree
temperatures) while the UVic
goalie was somewhat inactive and
was probably cold going into the
Cooper added that the
unheralded Vogel finished her five
year career in the best manner
"Darcy Vogel was just outstanding," Cooper said. "She's
saved our bacon so many, many
times over the last four years and
never gotten any recognition. She
won a gold medal and was player of
the game in her last game so you
can't ask for anything more than
Cooper, Eastman, Sam Le-
Riche and Helen Birchall scored
penalty stroke goals for UBC. In
addition to the gold medal, several
T-Birds were named to all-Canadian teams for their consistently
superior play. Cooper was named
a first team all-Canadian for the
second year in a row while Le-
Riche and Leslie Richardson were
selected as second team all-Canadians. Vogel, Cooper, LeRiche, and
Birchall received player of the
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GUS office robbed
by Radl Peschiera
Acollection oft-shirts dating
back over 15 years was stolen
from the Geography Undergraduate Society office over the
Thanksgiving weekend.
Although the t-shirts have
no monetary value, Professor
Margaret North said she has a
sentimental attachment to them.
A large broken grate was
found outside the GUS office and
John Popoff, president ofthe GUS,
said he suspects that the culprits
tore the grate off and climbed
through a window.
"I feel responsible for the t-
shirts, but I don't think they will
turn up," Popoff said.
The t-shirts were on display
to promote a Geography t-shirt
design contest.
"They were ugly shirts, and
the contest was "can you do better?'" he said.
Professor North suggested
that the theft might have been a
prank pulled off by another undergraduate society, or by a residence.
She compared the theft of the t-
shirts to the old theft of the
mounted animal heads that used
to hang in the GUS office.
"They (the animal heads)
would be stolen regularly," she
said. "Once we found them laying
on the lawn, staring up into the
sky. I hope that the t-shirts also
turn up."
Popoff, however, said he did
not think that the t-shirt theft
was a prank.
"I think it was a theft," he
said. "They were not a challenge
to take off the wall, unlike the
animal heads. I haven't heard any
word about this."
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Students'Council rejects
anti-censorship proposal
by Martin Chester
AMS Students Council rejected a policy that would have
disallowed the removal of paintings from the walls ofthe Gallery
Lounge in SUB.
The motion presented to
council on Wednesday was a reaction to the recent removal ofa
painting entitled "I Do" by local
artist Heather Ward from the
walls ofthe lounge.
If the policy had passed, students would not have been able to
have a painting removed once it
had been accepted by AMS staff.
AMS coordinator of external
affairs Jason Brett said he was
one of the  students  who com
plained about the painting which
depicts a nude woman in a box
resting her head on her knee.
"That thing (painting) was
ugly," Brett said.
He said the council members
who supported the motion were
"putting the interests of some non-
student painter over students, our
customers...our members."
"The AMS Gallery is there for
its customers," he said. "This is a
business operation, and there is an
old adage: the customer comes
Music representative Jorj
McWhinnie supported the motion
not to remove paintings from the
McWhinnie said "doyou know
how many bare breasts there are
in the Sistine Chapel?"
Law representative Norm
Hermant said "I think this whole
thing is ridiculous. You don't get a
painting taken down because its
gross. This is a university. You're
going to go through experiences
you don't like."
Several counsellors said they
felt the selection of art being hung
should be left to AMS staff.
Commerce rep Bradley Yen
said "the decision should stay with
the committee or staff."
In eight years of hanging art
in the Gallery, this is the first time
there has been a problem.
Halloween Night—GDC office broken into and copies of The Ubyssey left
scattered everywhere. Admittedly a possible alternative use for the paper, but
Ubyssey staff queries, "What's the point?"
Council Briefs
by Martin Chester
AMS Arts rep Mark Keister
proposed that the AMS should
revert back to using a preferential voting system for its executive elections.
Keister explained that voters would be asked to prioritize
their choices rather than voting
for just one candidate. They
would then be voting for their
first, second and third choices.
As a result, to be elected, a candidate would have to receive 50
per cent of the vote.
"Under the current system,
when you split the vote, you get
a 30 per cent vote winning," he
said. "It's going to take more
time to count, but it would make
a more democratic process."
A similar system was used
by the AMS in the past and there
are provisions in Code and Bylaws for such a voting process.
Law rep Norm Hermant said
the system proposed by Keister
would not be democratic. "I don't
think people should be getting
elected because they are the second or third choice."
The motion was postponed
until a more complete proposal
could be submitted.
The matter of who will pay
the fire department bill for
cleaning up after the destruction
of the Arts car after the Home
Coming parade in late Septem
ber will be sent to Student Court.
The bill has been charged to
the Arts Undergraduate Society
by the fire department, but the
AUS asked council to turn the
charge over to the Engineering
Undergraduate Society.
However, council can not fine
constituencies; that must be done
by student court.
AMS external affairs coordinator Jason Brett sai d "thi s does
look like a fine. Paying anything
except taxes, without consent, is
a fine."
The AMS Travelling
roadshow may soon be breaking
camp to take its style of entertainment to the students.
AMS external affairs coordinator Jason Brett proposed that
the AMS council meeti ngs shoul d
be held weekly, instead of biweekly. Every second week the
meeting would take place in a
location around campus other
than the council chambers.
Brett suggested Buchanan
building, the Cheeze Factory, and
the Native Indian Teacher Education Program building amongst
other locations.
Brett said he hoped "to make
the AMS a little more open and
encourage students to come out
to meetings."
Science proxy Ari Giligson
said "I don't think you'll get any
AMS business done if, as you
envisage, people come out to ask
NDP civic politician
cites sex education
by Sophia Harris
Civic New Democrat, Norman
Gludovatz, handed out condoms
as part of his campaign to be
elected to the Vancouver School
Board in the November 17th civic
Each condom was attached to
a leaflet that stated, "The B.C.
Young New Democrats want you
to know the facts about sexual
activity." The pamphlet included
information on aids, and directions
on how to use a condom effectively.
"I think it's really important
that the information gets out
there," said Gludovatz. "Information doesn't always get out there
and condoms don't always get out
One ofhis major concerns involves the newly installed condom
machines in Vancouver high
"The Vancouver School Board
has a policy of putting condom
machines in high schools," says
Gludovatz. "But they did that for
political expediency."
Gludovatz said the Non Partisan Association only installed
the condom machines in schools
because of social pressure from
the Vancouver community. Thus,
he said the association does not
care if the machines are not in
proper working condition.
Gludovatz added, "The Non
Partisan Association, who has
control ofthe school board, is quite
a conservative group."
He claims that in many ofthe
schools,  when the condom ma
chines break down, no one bothers to fix them; some of the machines haven't been filled yet, and
those that have been filled are not
refilled when they are empty.
"I think the Non Partisan Association is trying to do what the:r
friend, Vander Zalm, is doing—
bringing their own morality into
government," said Gludovatz.
"Separation of church and state is
something I advocate."
Gludovatz said he also wants
to improve safe sex education in
schools, and to provide students
with more access to information
about aids.
Another one ofhis campaign
issues is to change the system of
funding for education which,
Gludovatz said, pumps more
money into schools in wealthier
"I think we should have one
blanket funding for education,"
said Gludovatz. "We live in one
province and there should be equal
funding all over the province."
He also proposed that the
provincial government should
fund 90 per cent of the costs of
education, and then 10 per cent
should be funded municipally.
"Presently, what you have is
a school board that is basically
full of people who support the
Social Credit Government.
They've been a rubber stamp for
Social Credit policies of
underfunding education. I think
that people need to vote New
Democratin the civil election, and
make people accountable," he said.
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OTTAWA (CUP) — The admims-
tratorsofthe Canada Student Loans
Program got a tongue-lashing in
the latest report on federal government spending, but student
leaders have said the auditor general missed the point.
Auditor general Ken Dye
ripped into the Department ofthe
Secretary of State for failing to deal
with serious inefficiencies in the
CSLP in his annual report, presented to Parliament October 30th.
One in six students default on
their loans, according to the report,
which urged the department to be
"more aggressive" in tracing students who do not pay their loans
But the Canadian Federation
of Students said the department
should be spending its time trying
to make Canada's colleges and
universities more accessible, not
tracking down students who cannot cough up money they owe.
CFS researcher Silvia Sioufi
said "pointing out the default rates
is good but we see the number of
defaults as proof that the (loan)
system isn't working."
Sioufi said the current program
is confusing and should be simplified. Students are not given enough
i nformation from banks and student
aid offices and the 18-month grace
period is not well-publicized, she
"We should be talking about
making it easier to get loans," she
CFS wants loans scrapped in
favour of grants. Canada is one of
the few countries in the western
world that does not have a national
system of grants, according to CFS's
Strategy for Change, a report outlining the federation's alternative
funding strategy.
Almost half of Canada's
500,000 full-time post-secondary
students outside Quebec use the
CSLP. Quebec opted out ofthe pi an
and administers its own program.
Under the CSLP—which in
1988-89 approved $551 million in
student loans—the federal government guarantees loans made by
banks. Provincial aid programs
complement the CSLP, which is
administered in cooperation with
the provinces.
Interest on the loans is paid by
the federal government until six
months after a student leaves
school, when the loan must be repaid, with interest.
Twenty-six years after the
program's inception, the CSLP is
ridden with inefficiencies and lacks
adequate controls, according to
Dye's report.
Between 1964 and 1989, the
government was forced to reimburse lenders $858 million that
students did not pay back. Of that,
only about $300 million has been
The government should ensure
"more aggressive follow-up and
collection," the report said. It recommends using the US system:
American students who have outstanding debts have their tax refunds withheld.
Reacting to the report's findings, Liberal post-secondary education critic Ron Duhamel said the
"inadequate" loan program must
be revamped so that "every single
Canadian who meets the criteria"
has access to post-secondary education.
"When you borrow money, you
have to repay it," Duhamel said,
"but the program should be more
flexible to make it easier for students who can't find work or can't
afford to pay their loan back
He sai d that i n stead of "ti nker-
ing" with the program, the government should review the program
from top to bottom and make immediate changes.
Len Westerberg, an aide to secretary of state Gerry Weiner, said
critics should put the loan program
in proper perspective.
"Since 1964, $6 billion in loans
have gone out to two million students. If we didn't do it, it's very
unlikely that they would get loans,"
because banks consider students a
high risk, Westerberg said.
He also said the number of defaults isrelatively low. The reported
number of defaulting students may
be misleading, Westerberg said,
because the government eventually
catches up to all but about four per
cent of students who owe money.
The department is encouraging banks to be "more thorough in
counselling students in financial
planning" to help them become more
responsible borrowers, he said.
Although education is a provincial responsibility, the federal
government provides much ofthe
funding for post-secondary education through transfer payments, and
it administers the CSLP.
The report criticizes the government for the "Absence of an overall federal strategy and approach to
post-secondary education, and ofa
clear definition of Ihe federal
govern men t's...roi f."
According to CFS, Brian
Mulroney's government will have
cutback $3.2 billion on post-secondary education spending by the end
ofhis second term.
"Finally people are talking
about (the fact that) the federal
government has no clear strategy
for education," Sioufi said.
CFS wants the federal government to play a larger role in higher
education by taking over the responsibility of allocating the transfer payments which are now under
the control of the provinces. It is
also calling for the creation of a
federal post-secondary education
ministry that would set national
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A slow-moving Dinosaur makes a valiant, albeit vain, attempt at stopping UBC
slotback Peter Poka from scoring in the first minute of Saturday's game.
T-Birds exterminate Dinos
by Wayne King
"Those who forget their past
are condemned to repeat it."
—George Santayana
This simple lesson was lost
on the University of Calgary
football team as, for the second
year in a row, the UBC Thunderbirds mauled the Dinosaurs into
extinction from post season play
in the last game of the regular
The T-Birds were ridinga fi ve
game unbeaten streak into their
contest with Calgary at
Thunderbird Stadium Saturday
afternoon. At stake was second
place in Canada West and the
right to travel to Saskatoon to
play the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the Western final.
UBC stormed out and grabbed an
early lead and never let up as they
annihilated the Dino's 38-12.
UBC opened the scoring on
the second play from scrimmage
when slotback Peter Poka caught
a pass from quarterback Vince
Danielsen and ran 65 yards for a
Calgary placekicker Brian
DeMug tried to revive his shell-
shocked teammates with back to
back 27 yard field goals to pull
within one point at the end ofthe
first quarter. However, the second
quarter was all UBC as the T-
Birds scored 24 unanswered and
took a 31-6 lead into the dressing
room at half-time.
UBC running back Jim
Stewart clinched his second
Canada West rushing title in as
many years, carrying the ball 16
times for 104 yards and one
touchdown. Stewart finished the
eight game season with 807 yards
on 168 carries for a respectable
4.8 yards per carry average.
Poka had a career day, catching th ree passes for 110 yards and
two touchdowns. He added 36
yards rushing and was named the
Canada West player of the week
for football.
Danielsen turned in one of
his best performances ofthe year,
throwing four touchdown passes.
He finished the day with 11
completions on 19 attempts for
248 yards and led the T-Birds to
437 yards in total offense.
The UBC defense was its
stingy self as they held the Dino's
to just 108 yards in total offence.
Defensive lineman Scott Mac-
Donaldled the charge on Calgary's
quarterback as the T-Birds sacked
quarterback Bob Torrence four
times with MacDonald, fellow defensive end Doug Shorman, and
linebackers Glen Roberts and Troy
VanVliet all being credited with
one sack a piece.
Calgary's lone touchdown
came when Torrence eluded UBC
defensive back Roger Hennig and
found John Kalin in the endzone
with ten seconds remaining in the
With the victory, the T-Birds
ended the season with a record of
5-2-1, good enough for second place
behind Saskatchewan. UBC now
travels to Saskatoon's Griffith's
Stadium for a rematch of last
year's final on November 10.
Volley 'Birds win opener
by Gwen Parker
The UBC women's volleyball
team clearly dominated the University of Calgary Dinosaurs last
weekend in the first matches of
Canada West league play.
Friday night's 15-3, 15-8, 15-6
straight games victory for the'Birds
could have cursed them with over-
confidence for the Saturday evening
match, but there was no such danger. UBC defeated the Dinosaurs
15-10, 2-15, 15-12, 15-6.
UBC was not quite as sharp in
the second match as their increased
number of unforced errors slowed
down their progress. The Dinosaurs
were more competitive on Saturday
and were briefly able to capitalize
on the 'Birds' mistakes.
On the positive side, the 'Birds
seized this opportunity to intensify
their level of play and successfully
fought back.
UBC coach Donna Baydock
commended the team on their ability to finish the games convincingly.
"We won, instead of waiting for
them to lose," Baydock said.
Once again setter Kyla Lee was
singled out as player ofthe game on
Friday evening. Sonya Wachowski,
a right side player, earned the
honour on Saturday night.
With ten kills, two stuff blocks,
and one service ace, powerhitter
Bonnie Mclean stood out on the
statistic sheets for the 'Birds on
Friday. Wachowski showed true
form on Saturday with fifteen kills
and one stuff block.
Powerhitter Shei'agh Gillespie
said "every win is satisfying, but a
win over Calgary is especially nice."
She admitted they expected the
Dinosaurs to be a better team, but
did not write them off after last
weekend. "Calgary will definitely
show improvement throughout the
season," she said.
With their first points under
the wincolumn, the 'Birds will travel
to Lethbridge for hitting practice
this weekend. The team will be in
Saskatoon the following weekend
for matches against the University
of Saskatchewan. The 'Birds then
return home for matches against
the University of Alberta Pandas
on November 23-24.
T-Birds finish season unbeaten
by Warren Whyte
The UBC men's soccer team
wrapped up an undefeated season Saturday with a convincing
7-0 win over the University of
Victoria Vikings.
UBC coach Dick Mosher attributed the drubbing to the
team's enthusiasm at being two
games away from a second
straight national championship.
"We were pretty pumped
up—we wanted to put in a good
showing before the semis," he
said. "We got two goals in the
first ten minutes, and they
dropped their heads a bit."
Midfielder 'wee' Willie
Cromack stood out as he netted a
hat-trick, while the Cellebrini
brothers, Rick andRandy, teamed
up to add two more. Other goal
scorers were striker Colin
Pettingale and defender Gary
Both goalkeepers had a hand
in the shutout as Pat Onstad
started the game but had to be
replaced by Ray Lohr at the half
due to severe bouts of boredom.
Onstad is guaranteed to
have his boredom cured this
weekend whether he plays or not.
On Sunday at O.J. Todd
fields, both the' men's and
women's soccer teams will be
hosting the CIAU semi-final
games. The men will be playing
either the University ofToronto
Varsity Blues or the McGill
University Redmen, while the
women will take on the McGill
The women kick off at 12
noon followed by the men at 2pm.
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Laurentian forward blasts past UBC's Lorraine Marken (9) and Elissa Beckett
(15) in Laurentian's 81-45 win.
Basket 'Birds soar, crash
by Mark Nielsen
and Andre LaPierre
The UBC Thunderbirds men's
basketball team continued their
high flying act during weekend
play at War Memorial Gym, but
the women had trouble getting off
the ground.
The men topped a 110-88
spanking of cross-town rival Simon
Fraser University Clansmen in
the annual Buchanan Classic on
Thursday with a 114-89
outgunning of reigning national
champion Concordia University
Stingers on Sunday.
Hosting the West Coast Invitational tournament, the women,
meanwhile, started out flat and
stayed that way. They conceded
three losses in as many games and
finished last in the five team get-'
Guards J.D. Jackson and Al
Lalonde did most ofthe damage
for the men. Jackson scored 34
points against SFU and another
23 against the Stingers, while
Lalonde bagged 26 in both games,
including four three-pointers
against the Clansmen.
Furthermore, forward Derek
Christiansen scored 18 and 24
points against SFU and Concordia
The win over SFU improved
UBC's Buchanan Cup record to 7-9
(with a split ofthe two-game 1981-
82 series) and was the second biggest margin of victory in the history
of the series—next to a 103-67
thrashing of SFU in 1969-70.
UBC coach Bruce Enns is optimistic about his team's chances
this season and cited the play ofhis
much maligned defence.
"Despite the fact that we gave
up an average of 88 points per game
in the preseason, our defence has
improved," Enns said, adding that
UBC defenders have been holding
opposition shooters to 41 per cent
accuracy from the floor.
"The defence is considerably
more disciplined than last year.
Guys really want to play better,"
he said.
The women's misfortunes
started with a 78-53 loss to SFU in
the Barbara Rae Trophy game on
Thursday, which doubled as the
tournament opener.
Ried on that setback was a
81-45 shellacking at the hands of
Laurentian University on Saturday, followed by a 94-75 loss to the
University of Manitoba on Sunday.
Coach Misty Thomas put
much of the blame for the
Thunderbird's lacklustre performance on the returning players
and said Manitoba was a team
they should have beaten.
"They (UBC) haven't put together much ofa consistent team
effort yet," she said. "There is
plainly room for improvement."
A possible exception was Jan a
Jordan, who scored team leading
totals of 14, 10 and 19 points over
the weekend.
T-Birds swim in second behind
dog-paddling U of W Huskies
by Nicole Sadinsky
The UBC swim team is starting off its new season with a bang
after an impressive showing at the
University of Washington's Husky
Relays last weekend.
The men's team placed second
out of twelve overall with 136
points, only 24 points behind the
first place University of Washington. The men's strongest events
were in the championship relays
(4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle
and 4x100 medley) where they won
all three.
Turlough O'Hare and Kevin
Draxinger had strong performances, swimming on three ofthe
winning relays.
UBC coach Tom Johnson said
it was the team's strategy to concentrate on the championship relays.
"I've placed our top swimmers
in those relays to get a sort of feel
for where we stand among the other
teams and the other events well
just play with," he said.
Jason Bell and Walter Wu also
swam well as first-year team members.
Although the women's team is
presently missing the presence of
Sally Gilbert (out with mononucleosis), they still put in a strong performance. The women placed a close
fifth out of twelve with their biggest
competition being the U of W and
Washington State.
"They (the women) did a good
job of team swimming as a whole,"
Johnson said.
There is a new look to the T-
birds swim team this year. As of
September 1st, 1990, the UBC varsity team joined the ranks of the
Pacific Dolphin Swim Association.
As director and head coach of the
association, Johnson automatically
assumed responsibilities of coach of
the UBC swim team.
The association was formed in
September 1989 and was a conglomeration of five local clubs including the Canadian Dolphins
Swim Club, the West Vancouver
Otters, the Chena Swim Club, the
Vancouver Pacific Swim Club and
the Windskill Club of Tsawwassen.
The emergence ofthe association should prove to be very beneficial to young swimmers in developing -their potential to its
highest level.
"The facilities available to
swimmers are upgraded and negative aspects of the sport such as
political stresses, like changing
clubs or coaches, are avoided,"
Johnson said.
"The association covers the full
spectrum, from the cradle to the
grave, of swimming and the UBC
varsity swim team joining helps to
balance education programs as
The training program endured
by the UBC swim team is very demanding with a minimum of six
hours and a maximum of 18 hours
per week. Often the swimmers will
practice twice a day with the majority of the practices at the UBC
Aquatic Centre.
Canada West Scoreboard
Women',   field   hockey
CIAU  Championship
UBC 0 New   Bruns
UBC 0 Victoria
UBC 1 Toronto
-JBC 0 Victoria
(UBC   wins
on   penalty   strokes,    4-2)
Alberta _
Brandon „
Regina A
Alberta 2
Brandon 4
Regina 5
Football (final)
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November 6,1990 SPORTS
T-Birds Henry Czenczek (2), Dave Cannon (15), Mike Kennedy (10) and Dean
Holoien (7) swarm for the puck after goaltender Ray Woodley kicks out a
Manitoba shot late in Sunday's 5-4 UBC win.
'Birds elude charging Bisons
by Michael Booth
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team kept its home ice unbeaten
streak alive this weekend...barely.
The T-Birds extended their
streak to 11 games with a 5-5 draw
and a 5-4 win in a pair of hard
fought games with the visiting University of Manitoba Bisons.
The hard charging Bisons
jumped to early leads in both games
only to have the T-Birds come back
and take control later in the contests. In Saturday's game, the
Bisons had a comfortable 3-0 lead
after the first period and led 5-2
with ten minutes left in the game
before UBC could mount any serious comeback.
Once the T-Birds started to
score, the goals came in bunches.
UBC captain Grant Delcourt started
the rally when he scored a powerplay
goal while on his knees to narrow
the gap to 5-3.
Defenceman Scott Frizzell
pulled the T-Birds to within one
when his point shot beat a screened
Nick Sereggelain the Manitoba net.
First year centre Mike Kennedy
finished the UBC comeback when
his shot beat Sereggela low to the
glove side.
The goal was Kennedy's fifth
goal in five games.
"He was trying to cheat on me
a little and I just snuck it past his
skate," Kennedy said.
Delcourt and centre Jeff
Crossley scored the other UBC
Kennedy stayed hot in Sunday's
game as he scored his sixth goal of
the season and added an assist in
the T-Birds 5-4 wi n. Kennedy scored
the game's third goal when he
took arebound off Sereggela's pads
and put it into the open net to give
UBC a 3-2 lead late in the first
Manitoba had gotten off to a
quick 2-0 lead before UBC roared
back on goals by Crossley and
defenceman Dean Holoien. In the
Mike Kennedy
second period, forward Darran
Kwiatowski took yet another rebound off Sereggela and scored to
make it 4-2 UBC.
Manitoba added two goals to
tie the game up before centre Scott
Fearns scored on a powerplay early
in the third to give the T-Birds the
winning margin.
UBC coach Terry O'Malley
was pleased to escape from the
weekend with the three points although he thought the team had
some lapses in concentration.
"I'm happy with our intensity
but it's not as consistent as it should
be right through the game,"
O'Malley said. "Players have to recognize no points are going to be
given to them in this league and
they have to bring intensity into
each game."
O'Malley is also pleased with
the play of Kennedy.
"He's only 18 years old,"
O'Malley said. "Not many players
can jump into this league at 18
years of age."
Despite his age, Kennedy said
he is having few problems adjusting to the Canadian university
"It's pretty much what I expected but I didn't think I would be
doing this well," he said. "Everybody here plays as a unit, that's the
biggest part. My linemates create
plenty of opportunities."
After watching his team blow
two goal leads in both games,
Manitoba coach Don Depoe said his
squad needed confidence.
"We have a young team," Depoe
said. "We lost nine guys from last
year and we have to learn to win
We would get up a couple of goals
and then UBC would score one and
we would panic."
The T-Birds now head out onto
the cold and heartless prairie for a
pair of games next weekend in
Lethbridge against the Pronghorns.
The following weekend the T-Birds
will be in Saskatoon to play a pair of
games against the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies. They will
then return home for a two game set
against the University of Brandon
Bobcats on November 23 and 24
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V-ballers spiked in Manitoba
by Matt Clarke
The T-Bird men's volleyball
team finished a disappointing fifth
in the Bison invitational tournament November 1-3 in Winnipeg.
The host University of
Manitoba took top spot in their first
home court appearance after winning the Thunderball Classic at
UBC on October 28.
The T-Birds lost their first
match of the tournament Thursday
evening 3-0 to Universite de
Sherbrooke. According to UBC
coach Dale Ohman, Rob Hill had 12
kills but the team's 26 spike errors
took away the T-Birds chance of
The team needed to sweep Penn
State University Friday morning to
stay in the running for the gold
medal. After winning the first two
games, the T-Birds lost the next
three and the match, relegating
the team to consolation play for
the duration of the tournament.
In the team's remaining
games, Ohman rotated the side
but managed to keep the level of
play high enough for the team to
win their three remaining games.
The highlight of the tournament for the T-Birds was Bobby
Smith setting a new team record
of nine stuff blocks in one match
versus the University of Winni peg
Saturday. The record was previously held by Brad Willock, now
the starting setter for Canada's
national team.
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Humanity is one of
those weird things
The Ubyssey edition of October 23 was full of wonderful letters
and commentaries. They provided
a clear and unambiguous demonstration of the fragility and plasticity of the human character.
First, we have the Malaysian High
Commission tell us that "There is
nothing romantic about these
jungle dwellers, and the government makes no apologies for endeavoring to uplift their living
conditions." This is a reference to
the alleged efforts on the part of
the Malaysian Government to improve the livelihood ofthe Penan
(and other aboriginal, or Orang
Asli, inhabitants) of Sarawak and
Sabah. The government nas
nothing to apologize for, since the
Orang Asli were never intended to
be the prime beneficiaries of the
New Economic Policy, supposedly
designed for the benefit of all
Bumiputra ("Sons of the Soil" or
all "native" inhabitants of Malaysia) resident in their respective
place of origin. Since the current
government is engaged in the
promotion ofthe "Malayanization"
of all inhabitants, a policy entirely
based on romantic and ephemeral
notions of ethnicity and nationhood, the aboriginal inhabitants of
Malaysia (Dayak, Iban and others)
are convenient objects for promoting a unified multicultural polity,
but are essentially disinterested
observers. Since Malaysia is made
up of many (ten, at last count)
"ethnic groups," efforts are best
directed toward attempts to improve the livelihood of all members,
within the appropriate contexts of
their respective cultural and ethical value systems.
Thus, the Malaysian government should come clean and finally
provide, for the public, a clear and
rationally-based course of action,
under which there would be no
danger of confusing
"Malayanization" with
"Malay sianization".
I hope you are reading this,
Chung Wong, because it is apparent that one person's "colour" is
another individual's dark side of
the moon. In the Malaysian context, it is considerably difficult to
tell the "Browns" (or "Yellows") of
today from the "Yellows" for
"Browns") of days gone by.
Finally, I wouldlike to know if
our illustrious coach, Bruce Enns,
had the opportunity to play one-
on-one with Hafez Asad, who won
and when the remaining hostages
mieht be released through the
vigilant offices ofthe government
in Damascus.
Peter Cohen
Science Phd Student
Residences are
getting out of hand
Three years ago my brother
moved into Place Vanier Residence.
I had encouraged him to live on
campus because of my own positi ve
experience there. Unfortunately,
hisroom waslocated directly beside
the floor lounge which tended to be
noisy, even after quiet hours.
He was suffering from poor
health, trying to study, and trying
to keep up with his Varsity Sport
training schedule. He needed decent sleep. So he asked the guys in
the lounge to keep the volume on
the TV down after quiet hours;
they ignored him. He asked on
numerous subsequent occasions;
they became increasingly hostile.
He felt frustrated by their lack of
understanding and respect for a
fellow student. I encouraged him
to approach his House Advisor
about the problem.
The House Advisor, after a
lengthy chase, was tracked down.
His response was that there really
wasn't much he could do until another confrontation occurred. He
didn't seem to take the complaint
very seriously and he didn't offer
to visit the floor at an appropriate
time or speak to any ofthe guys.
And then one day my brother
unexpectedly walked into my quad
in Gage Towers. He looked pretty
distracted and he admitted that he
had sat through his morning
classes in a daze. Why? He had
woken up that morning to find a
rope noose hanging in his doorway
and a felted message scrawled on
his door (the message board had
been ripped down); the message
basically told him to hang him self.
I would not have believed it if I
hadn't seen it for myself later that
night when we moved his stuff out
ofthe room.
He told no one about the incident and he spent a few nights
sleeping on my floor. It wastoolate
"to make everything better". I left
Carl Cooper, then Senior Resident
Advisor, a note informing him of
the immediate vacancy ofthe room.
I vowed not to pay a single penny
rent from the day of vacancy. There
were no arguments and there was
no discussion. My brother wanted
it that way and I respected his
Today, lam writing this letter
because of the recent disturbing
incident in Place Vanier. Suddenly,
my brother's case seems a less
isolated incident involving a lack
of respect for a fellow resident.
While both girls and guys in Residence have always participated in
"offbeat" activities and had a great
time doing so, the atmosphere of
"fun and games" has gotten out of
control. Place Vanier is not an
"Animal House" set and the incidents mentioned are not harmless
I believe that part ofthe reason things went so far in this "gross
out" battle is the lack of accountability the residents feel; not until
the University, the RCMP, and the
media became i n vol ved did anyone
take the girls'complaints seriously.
The resulting negative publicity
was unfortunate because it lacked
perspective: outsiders didn't see
this incident as the culmination of
a series of incidents, nor did the
more radical groups recognize the
tremendous pressures that residents feel both socially and academically.
On the positive side of things,
I think everyone involved now
recognizes how important it is to
mutually respect one another,
whether male or female. Furthermore. I hope Housing officials and
Advisors now realize how important it is to take complaints seriously and deal with them effectively if they want to prevent
situations from getting out of control. Residences like Place Vanier
should foster respect and understanding between individuals and
there should be people in positions
of authority who are truly committed to maintaining an environment where such relationships
Carolyn Lewis
Tired of waking
up comfy womfy
in your toasty
Come to The
Ubyssey and
become an
insomniac like
the rest of us
Sub 241 k
November 6,1990 I
Godiva ride vividly
recalls oppression
I am responding to a letter
written by Daren Sanders published in The Ubyssey, Oct. 30,
1990. I am referring to his statement: "Secondly, the decision to
allow purchase of Godiva patches
should be based on business principles and not on personal ethics."
It seems that Daren and his
shoppers have forgotten that the
decision to allow Mark Lepine to
purchase a gun was based on
business principles and not on
personal ethics.
Lady Godiva rode naked
through the streets in the llth
century, A.D., because it was the
only choice she had to free her
people from an unfair tax law so
that they wouldn't NEED charity.
Also, there wasn't a Lord
Godiva. Her husband was Earl
Leofric of Chester, England. He
overtaxed the people and refused
to do anything about this, unless
Lady Godiva rode clothed only with
her hair through the streets of
The Lady Godiva badge
doesn't honour her courage. Instead it insults her by focusing on
her nudity. It emphasized her
humiliation. She was a benefactor
of many monasteries and a devout
Catholic, hardly an exhibitionist.
The fact that a woman had to use
her body to achieve the reduction
of unfair taxes is sickening. A
Lord Godiva badge does not change
the fact that it was Lady Godiva
who suffered from oppression, not
her husband. Instead, the badge
reminds us all that he was the
Sexism promotes attitudes
which encourage violence towards
women. That is why the decision
to allow purchase of Godiva
patches should be based on personal ethics and not on business
Name Withheld
Clear cut ravages
UBC housing site
It is beyond belief how the developers constructing high priced
condos beside Fairview residence
have stripped the land of the
original trees. Most of the evergreens have been cut down to the
shame of those who designed this
eyesore. Do these architects have
no imagination? Why do developers insist on destroying the beauty
of naturally growing trees? The
last thing we need is intrusive
government regulation in development but if builders can't do the
job right then there ought to be
intervention. There are countless
examples of intelligent designs all
around. For example, in Surrey
the builders of Boundary Park, off
the number 10 highway, took the
effort to let a significant number of
original growth trees stand in a
central parkland core and on individual lots. Thedevelopmentlooks
established and blends into the
suirounding treescape; not new
and barren like the UBC project.
Perhaps the city should adopt a
"tree formula" which protects certain species and the number of
individual trees on a given portion
of land. Ifyou can't trust developers
to do the right thing, the people's
representatives should step in and
do it for them.
D. Anderson
UBC students set
poor global example
After spending six years living in the overcrowded, highly polluted city of Jakarta Indonesia, I
looked forward to spending my
sabbatical year at UBC surrounded
by people with a "Green" mentality. What a false assumption I
made! Perhaps UBC provides an
excellent microcosm of all of
Canada. Peoples' concern for the
environment involves small gestures. Few are willing to accept
changes that involve personal
Riding my bicycle to campus
along 16th Ave, I can not help but
notice the flow of autos heading to
that ecological wonder, the B lot.
Is it fuel efficiency that guides these
commuters to select their particular make and model? It appears
not. Status and style may be more
important factors. Is it space for
companions? Not likely, nine out
often cars contain only a solitary
driver. Time constraints? It would
seem so. The greater majority of
these cars exceed the speed limit
by 15 to 30 km/h. Now that's conservation!
Many Canadians don't
realize...we really are role models
for developing nations. The automobile has become a universally
sought after symbol of success.
Canadians are the highest per
capita energy consumers in the
world, yet make up only l/200th of
the world's population. It doesn't
take an advanced degree in
mathematics to ponder the disastrous consequences of the rest of
the world following our example.
Put another 1 per cent ofthe world
behind the wheel and you'll have
50,000,000 fuel burners on the
road. Take the bus. Carpool. Be
aggressive, drive the speed limit,
you'll be responsible for 20 to 30
per cent less pollution. Think global!
W.J. Titmuss
Educational Administration
Sex workers deserve
equal human rights
I had the opportunity to speak
with Guy Wera at a housing forum
on October 30, where he echoed
the sentiments expressed in the
interview published in The
Ubyssey the same day ("housing
for families, not for the tarts"). At
the time I was too taken aback to
respond coherently to such sentiments expressed by someone with
a "progressive" facade, but since
you have given him a forum here,
I'll try to explain why voting for
this person was an idea I soon
Wera's opinions on who should
qualify for shelter in Vancouver
and exactly what sex workers are
("tarts") reflect a frighteningly
conservati ve view hei d by too many
in society. He suggests that because men and women have sex for
money they abdicate basic human
rights, and governments are correct in their current campaign to
marginalize and endanger them.
He dismisses the idea that sex
workers may possibly have families
whom they are in fact supporting;
the two institutions are not mutually exclusive. I would be interested to know what Wera means
by "family." This word is problematic because too many believe it
can only define a heterosexual
couple with children.
Prostitution is a profession
that needs tobelegalizedandmade
visible, if sex workers are ever going
to be able to live without the constant fear of rape, assault and
murder. "Hookerland" (Wera's
term for the Seymour area, where
new housing units are being built
by the VLC) is everywhere. Attempts to relegate it to the most
badly lit, unfrequented and impoverished neighbourhoods place
sex workers i n danger and increase
harassment and misconceptions.
These attempts do not make it go
Pam Costanzo
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Hop on a plane Jane,
Make a new plan Stan
The Ubyssey staff sat in its regular production meeting
and discussed the editorial topic for this paper. We came
around to discussing Canada. Just Canada in general. What
are we doing here, where it is going, and why we are tagging
along for the ride. And we collectively realized that perhaps
there really was no reason for tagging along. Perhaps its
going nowhere. Maybe we should not be here.
But Why? Why leave? Well, in these times of crises
around the world, these are our top ten reasons for relocating. The ten best stimuli to leave Canada. Ten neat catalysts
for emigration.
1. Wow, there is a war on the horizon. Already, Canada is
talking tough about being the first to declare war, can a draft
be far ofl? And with women nowin combat roles, the draft will
incl ude all of us youngsters. We will all be sent off to fight our
elders' war. Let's not dodge the draft, get the hell out ofthe
way long before the need to merely dodge (the draft or bullets)
comes up.
2. Canada is far too close the United States.
3. The GST. Like as if taxes are not already tough enough for
people on a lower income, what with big business paying so
little. Now we are slammed with another regressive tax. One
that, rather than taxingby thelevel of income, by the amount
one can give, taxes across the board with no consideration of
the consumer's ability to spend.
4. The Weather. It's too cold, or it's too hot or too soggy or it's
too something. It ain't never quite right.
5. Tories. Or at least white guys in suits. Or anyone in suits
(Mulroney, Vander Zalm, Campbell, Li-Kai Ching). Suits are
scary, and there are too many of them, far too many (see
number 2).
6. Bill C43. The anti-abortion bill is nowin parliament. Why?
■Because clotheshangers are scarier than suits. Because the
final choice must be up to the woman involved, not a bunch
of old codgers (in suits) in Ottawa.
7. The Canucks. Because just when they have a chance to
draft a can't miss, guaranteed, sure fire, you bet, potential
superstar, the bums start to play respectably.
8. Big men with little peters. (Read Kurt and Doug Collins)
Because in student politics and in journalism the Peter
Principle holds true. Both Kurt and Doug have risen to the
point of their own incompetance and beyond.
9. AMS food. Have you ever had to eat this stuff more than
twice a week, week in and week out?
10. Appointed boards. Because they are so utterly counter to
the whole concept of democracy. Appointed boards, such as
the Canadian Senate and the UBC Board of Governors,
completely ignore the rule of the people and allow the
stacking of such groups by asshole politicians (in suits).
11. Yah Yah, so its more than ten, when things are really bad
why can't we cheat a little too. Place Vanier. If this is the
future of our nation, best get out while the getting is good.
12. Le Surete du Quebec at Oka, the RCMPin Seton Portage,
and the Vancouver City Police and their goddamn dogs on
the Vancouver East Side (who all get their orders from suits).
13. The Ubyssey. We certainly would not want to belong to
any nation that allows this drivel to be published, would you?
(Though suits are not a noticable presence here.)
The next plane leaving for Stockholm is Friday, see you at
Vancouver International (business class, with the suits of
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November 6, 1990
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Paul Dayson lay back and fell into a dream. He was walking in a
strange, foggy landscape. Suddenly he became aware of Nadene
Rehnby standingin the mist to his loft. She smiled and gestured with
her hands and suddenly he was transformed into Michael Booth.
Startled by this new twist, he changed yet again, becoming Martin
Chester. There was a flash of lightning somewhere in the distance
and the brief brightness revealed a bleak panorama of open fields
littered with various figures. Graham Coleman and Matthew Johnson were there, and Rebecca Bishop and Raul Peschiera as well.
Andrew Epstein arrived on a motorcycle. He reached inside his jacket
pocket and pulled out Yggy King. Warren Whyte peeked out from
under his collar and grin ned —In the corner ofhis eye he saw Sophia
Harris. Sophia was gazing into a mirror at the face of Niko Fleming;
Niko was gazing out of the mirror at Don Mah (who was playing table
tennis with Steve Chan and Mark Nielsen), and wondering how the
hell she was going to comb her hair in a magic mirror. The mirror,
animated by the soul of John Manis, was unimpressed. Nicole
Sadinsky and Wayne King looked up from the couch they were
reclining on and shared a deep sigh. Shaking their heads they
returned their attention to their toaster oven just in time to witness
the wild and curiously interesting "Dance ofthe Limping Penguin"
performed vigorously by Gwen Parker. There was a cry somewhere
in the gloom and then The Kitchen Implement's Revolutionary
People's Jingo ofthe Sacred Sisterhood of Sarah the Great, Fab, Cool,
Neat, etc. burst into site in front of the toaster oven led by Uzi
Kurashi and Don Koo. They bore the terrible banner ofRick's Unholy
Death, the most inner group of Cadre in the jingo. They lit incense
and chanted, "Death to David Chivo."
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No laughing
It is time for those men
who wrote the so called Invitations' to women in Place
Vanier to take responsibility for their actions. The
university administration
must also take a clear stand
on what is considered acceptable behaviour at UBC
in order to prevent further
acts of flagrant sexism. Otherwise, through their inaction, they are condoning
what has happened.
This is not an isolated
incident, and it should not
be treated as such. Excuses
like "we were drunk", "boys
will be boys", or "it was only
a joke" cannot be accepted
: because the joke stops as
soon as someone gets hurt.
Notoriously, the claim to
drunkenness is used as an
excuse by men for violence
against women. If those
men in Vanier were sober
enough to write the letters,
they can not claim ignorance
and avoid responsibility.
I cannot understand
women who trivialize this
incident because that only
reinforces the notion, in our
sexist and patriarchal society, that men are allowed to
act and women have to take
it. This is an education system and it is supposed to
train you to think and not
leave the thinking to someone else. These obscene and
offensive letters are a serious issue, and I wouldlike to
see responsibility owned up
to and some concrete action
taken by our otherwise stagnant administration.
Annika Lofstrand
Arts 3
...and chew ice
cubes in the meantime
I noticed with interest
the demise ofthe Grad Student Dental Plan prior to its
inception. For the following
reasons, this was probably a
fitting end to this particular
The University Hospital Dental Clinichas treated
students for regular and
emergency dental treatment
since the opening of the
Hospital. We have found
that problems encountered
dentally by graduate students can, generally speaking, be delineated as follows:
1. For those who have
regular dental treatment
throughout their lives and
have been treated in North
America, generally speaking, on an on-going basis.
2. For those who have
had sporadic or no dental
treatment and are usually
from Africa or Southeast
Asia, and some European
For North American
students, unless there is a
problem of trauma, eg. bike
accident, the appointments
are generally for dental
check-up, cleaning, a few x-
rays and sometimes, flouride
treatment. The bill for this
treatment would annually
be approximately $70-$100,
about the cost of the premium annually for the plan
which was not implemented.
Other problems can exist,
such as TMJ, trauma, teeth
grinding, inflamed, bleeding
gums. Although these
problems are often common,
these treatments were not
covered by the proposed
plan. These can often be
quite costly problems to
For foreign students,
the story is quite different.
Many foreign students have
never had treatment and
have serious gum disease as
well as severe endodontic
(root canal) and crown and
bridge (capping) problems.
These problems are costly
and were only very minimally covered under this
None of these above
items was considered "basic
benefit" under the plan proposed. Gum treatment
needed by these people can
easily cost $400-$500. The
proposed plan  would  pay
10% or $40-$50 of the total
In British Columbia today, most ofthe "good" dental plans consider such gum
work and root canal work to
be basic. I should point out
that one cannot do bridge
work on bad gums. This
would be like building a
castle on sand.
If members of the
Graduate Student Society
would like to have some hei p
in deciding what fee items
are often utilized by graduate students on campus, once
again, I would like to extend
an invitation to them to call
us at the University Hospital Dental Clinic and we will
be happy to offer our advice.
Hopefully, the next dental
plan which is undertaken by
the graduate students will
have a happier ending for all
Manager, Hospital
Dental Clinic
Yes, we have
bananas today
I would like to replay to
Andre LaPierre's article in
the October 16,1990 edition
of The Ubyssey entitled "We
Have No Vegetables Today."
Mr. LaPierre complains
about the lack of vegetarian
meal alternatives at Subway
Cafeteria. I wouldlike to set
the record straight and show
that UBC Food Services
values the patronage of its
vegetarian customers.
1.. A hot vegetarian entree i s
offered every day at our entree counter between 11:15
and 2:00 pm Monday to Friday. There are fifteen different items on a three week
rotation. Many of these
items were taken from the
Grains and Greens menu.
2. Vegetarian Pizza is offered at lunch and dinner
Monday to Friday.
3. Pasta with a vegetarian
primavera sauce is offered
at lunch and dinner Monday
to Friday.
4. A hot vegetable bar fea
turing eight different types
of vegetables and a vegetarian sauce is available from
11:15 to 2:00 pm Monday to
I have called Mr.
LaPierre and invited him to
have a complimentary lunch
at Subway so that he can
sample our vegetarian
menu. So far, he has not
returned my call.
Sophia Van Norden
Manager, Subway
We're searching
for a light
Thisletterisin response
to a letter in The Ubyssey
issue of Oct. 19. The title
was. "Have we forgotten
about Palestine?" Most
people in the western world
remember only what the
media wants them to. On
this side ofthe globe, we are
hardly aware of all the injustices that are going on in
countries such as Lebanon
and Palestine. Maybe because it's more of the "in"
thing to worry about South
Africa, but let me assure you
that more people are dying
in places like Palestine simply because they are in the
way. Palestinians, women,
men and children are being
tortured, killed and maimed
but we don't know about it
because the media doesn't
want us to know. All of us in
the western world don't
know what really i s goi ng on
in the gulf. What we know is
what the United States
wants us to think which is
not the real truth. Yes, it
seems that we have forgotten
about the Palestinians but
please don't blame it on the
people. The only see what is
exposed to them, and believe
what the media reports. All
of us on this chunk of the
globe are in the dark. Unfortunately, most of us don't
search for a light to see reality.
Nadine Araji
Science 1
November 6,1990 LETTERS/OPINION
Chinese democracy movement mimics South Vietnam
The current spectacle involving the Pro-Democracy Movement
in (and for) China, and the glowing
support it receives from various
quarters in the West, quite naturally bring to mind the saga of Ngo
Dinh Diem of South Vietnam during his decade-long exile in the
West prior to his ascent to power i n
1954 with U.S. backing.
Admittedly no two historical
occurrences are exactly alike.
Nevertheless, given the major
players, and some minor ones too,
in both cases in question, in terms
of where they come from and what
they really want, there appear to
be much more similarities between
the two than meet the eye.
In the case of Diem, as we all
knew, the U.S. immediately saw a
good thing in him while he was
drifting from place to place in Europe and America in the early fifties; and promptly seized the golden
opportunity of being able to put a
man of its own in Indochina,
thereby to root out any residual
French colonial presence in that
Southeast Asian peninsula.
Carefully concealing Diem's
aristocratic family background and
elitism from public view, the U.S.
then dressed him up prettily as a
champion of democracy and paraded him around, while arguing
sternly that he was the best choice
for the South Vietnamese people
and as such, the sole alternative to
the much hated despot, the French-
backed Emperor Bao Dai.
The rest is history: Bao Dai
and his French masters were out;
Diem and his U.S. friends were in.
Unfortunately for the Americans
however, Diem turned out to be no
more a lover of democracy than the
deposed emperor. In the end, Diem,
together with the string of similarly
U.S.-backed generals who after
having assassinated him and then
becoming, one by one, his succes
sors, and the U.S. High Command
in Saigon itself, managed among
themselves to lose South Vietnam
to the Communists.
In essentially much the same
way as it did in the Diem case, the
U.S. proceeds to back the Chinese
Student Movement activists and
promote them as champions of democracy. It also hides from the
public the fact that these students
by and large are from the upper
privileged strata of Chinese society who are notoriously known for
their disdain for the common folks
among their compatriots. Thus,
presto, a deja vu is instantly created for all to see: a virtual re-run
ofthe Diem melodrama.
Indeed, much could be made
outofthe similarities in terms
of family background and political ideology, between Diem
and the so-called "Pro-Democracy" Chinese students.
Both are members of the
privileged strata in their respective societies. Both espouse
the creed of individual freedom.
Both plead allegiance to democracy. Both promote "Western" values of market economy and free
enterprise. Both want to boot out
the existing governing body and
put themselves in its place. Finally, both appeal to the West,
mainly the U.S., to help them to
achieve their goals.
It is already a matter of public
record about Diem what he was
and what he stood for. As for the
Chinese students, it to has been
well documented in a number of
studies by respectable Western
researchers, Suzanne Pepper ofthe
Australian National University
among them, and surveys by the
Chinese governmentitself, that the
Chinese students entering universities in the post-Mao era are in
the main from well placed, well
connected, and well-to-do families.
More significantly, these students
generally perceive themselves to
be not only superior to their fellow
countrymen, but also entitled to
more privileges.
As such, clearly these students
are a far cry from their counterparts during the Cultural Revolution when Mao was the leader of
the party and the country. The
majority of the students who entered universities during that period were either members of the
peasant, worker and low-ranking
military groups; or children of those
people. Those students went to
university primarily because they
understood that if the old system
of exploitation and oppression, and
also the system of privilege based
on connections and preferential
treatment, were to be eliminated
from Chinese society, the common
people like themselves must get
education and further must master higher knowledge. They must
pave the way in the campaign to
demystify education and popularize knowledge among the masses.
They also must liberate education
and knowledge from their traditional role of being the tools of
manipulation and domination by
the ruling class in keeping the
common people down. More specifically, the university students
in the era ofthe Cultural Revolution wanted knowledge to serve
those who strive for a fair and
equitable society for all people,
rather than those who strive for a
Westernized one for the privileged
On another telling note, institutions such as Beijing University,
Qinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Nankai University
in the city of Tianjian, and Fudan
University in Shanghai from where
most of the leaders of the present
day student movement come, are
no longer the same hot bed of socialist radicalism they once were
during the Cultural Revolution.
Today, they are in fact the top dogs
among the two dozen or so members of the elite club of higher
learningin China, the so-called "key
point" universities. This system of
granting the designated title of "key
point" to selected administrative
units such as certain preferred
schools and universities, research
centres, industrial enterprises, and
economic zones, was introduced by
the post-Mao regime, with
Deng Xiaoping and Co. as its
chief architects. This elite
club of "key point" universities, for all intents and purposes, stands at the top ofthe
pecking order of all institutions of higher learning in China
today to which mainly la creme de
la creme in Chinese society—defined more by family background
and connections than by academic
achievement—could go.
Despite all that is pointed out
above, however, the present case
involving the Chinese Pro-Democracy fighters is surely going to turn
out differently for the U.S. from the
disastrous failure in the other one
involving Diem, isn't it? To begin
with, insofar as the U.S. perceives
its global role, China is undoubtedly a far bigger stake than South
Vietnam ever was. Therefore, it is
to be expected that the U.S. will of
necessity be investing much more
handsomely int his undertaking of
helping these fighters in order to
ensure success. Secondly, since the
U.S. has already suffered an earlier humiliation of having 'Tost"
China to the Communists once be
fore, way back in 1949 due, according to its 1949 State Department
White Paper on China, toineptness
on the part of its leaders and the
disloyalty of some of its highly placed
federal officials in the China Bureau at the time; understandably it
will do everything necessary to
make absolutely sure that no similar
bungling is to occur the second time
The foregoing not withstanding, it does appear that Fate is going to be kinder and gentler to Uncle
Sam this time. After all, there are
a larger bunch of Chinese "Diems"
running around all over the place
these days, all screaming madly in
a manner matching that of the
former Nicaraguan Contras, for
Western mentors to back their
cause. So the chance of success
based on the odds that perhaps there
will be just one of these Chinese
"Diems" not turning out to be a dud
should be immensely brighter.
Hence the optimism. Additionally,
objective conditions today are also
exceedingly more favourable for
"democracy" than those during the
days of the Vietnam War. In particular, today, besides the Americans, there are many other committed backers to the cause of "democracy", such as the bulging army
of French, Australians, British
Hong Kong colonials and Canadians, all aspirant world-class democrats, who clearly see the benefit of
being on board this timely crusade
and who are just itching to share
centre stage with the Americans in
assuming the role of chief gurus to,
and major deal-makers in, the New
Democratic China a la Pax Americana which is just around the corner.
Sic iter ad astra; Deo gloria!
William A. Lim   i
Canada should
get its ass in gear
Here are three truths
which can not be diffused by partisanship or revisionism. Three
truths that I want to expand upon
and show you why Canada is
headed toward the economic scrap
heap. The first is that free trade is
good, the second that the GST is
also good and the third, that the
debt is bad, really bad. The three
are connected.
The most powerful and
enduring economic principle is that
free trade, as put down by Richardo
last century, benefits all who
practice unhindered trade internationally. The fact that we in
Canada can not accept the idea
that there will be adjustments in
the economy means we are not
dealing with reality. According to
Richardo, well take our lumps but
come out all right in the end; more
competitive, better able to meet
the changes that an expanding
world economy dictates that we
must accept. The alternative
measure, protect dying firms and
inefficient industry, means we'll
soon slide to the bottom of the
OECD's economic score card.
The GST replaces the
federal sales tax which saddled
manufacturers with an unneces-
saryburden. Eliminatingitmeans
we can compete better in a free
trade environment. The GST
spreads the tax burden across the
economy and doesn't punish one
sector in favour of another. But
that's old news which we've heard
Finance Minister Wilson prattle
on for a year now. The secret about
the GST really is that it is a powerful economic tool and here's why.
Before the gulf crisis
threatened to put real upward
pressure on inflation, we were experiencing it already because our
economy was over-heating. True
to form, the interest rates went up
to ease the pressure on prices. But
that knocked the stuffing out of
the manufacturing sector while the
real culprit, services, kept feeding
inflation. You see, services resists
the effect of higher interest rates.
With the GST, the government can
now command the entire economy,
services and all, thus controlling
all the causes of inflation save one,
the debt. (Parenthetically, if the
GST was just a cynical grab for
new cash like the opposition says it
is then why risk public censure
with a new and visible tax; raise
existing less visible taxes if all you
wanted was to raise revenues.)
Besides the booming
economy of the last seven years,
the debt has been fuelling our inflation and our woes. Atlast report,
the Japanese and the Germans
wanted higher interest on our
bonds before they'd continue buying and keep us, that is Canada,
liquid. Charges of a "made in
Canada" recession are flatulence;
a good waste of gas. The gulf crisis
also means a real and present
danger of oil, at the sound of the
first bullet casing dropping to the
sand, hitting 50 dollars per barrel.
Then watch inflation take a run.
So with GST we not only
make Canada a little more competitive but we command more
control ofthe economy. However,
with most of our debt being financed outside the country and
our obvious lack of control over
world events, do we remain at the
mercy of outsiders? There is one
very painful solution none ofthe
flatulators (if this  word  doesn't
exist it should) in Ottawa wish to
fight an election on. Cut the debt!
Cut it, inflation and uncertainty
with an immediate 15 percent reduction in spending. Lower interest rates so as not to send the
economy into a tailspin. I'm not
talking about stupid cuts like
wholesale reductions in UIC or
othersocial spending. I'm referring
to bone-head hand outs on megaprojects that aren't viable in the
first place. Projects like Sidney
steel in Atlantic Canada; an industry we can never expect to
compete in without tariffs against
cheaper imports from the Third
World. (You can forget about the
tariffs.) Also, government spends
billions on services that it insists
on purchasing here in Canada
rather than tender to the lowest
bidder. Obviously there have to be
exceptions—defence—but not
many. Ahefty reduction in defence
spending ought to be made first to
make the peace dividend really
work for all Canadians.
Youare notaright winger
or a bourgeois industrialist to
simply acknowledge economic
facts. No country in the world can
afford to live in isolation and inefficiency. As international trade
expands a country is either part of
that expasion or it is dead meat.
The measures I've proposed would
get us started down a road even
some Third World countries have
already recognized as the only
logical way to proceed. Countries
like Uruguay, Mauritius and Malaysia have all built healthy
economies on the principle of lean
market efficiency. Canada should
take an example from these countries and get its act together fast.
D. Anderson
Arts 4
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Domestic violence grows
by Heidi Modro
MONTREAL (CUP) — Thirty two
Quebec women and children were
murdered this year by their
spouses, common-law partners,
boyfriends or fathers.
Social workers are calling the
recent rash of murders in
Montreal—there have been 20
over the past three months—an
epidemic. Most ofthe women killed
were either attempting to leave
their partner or had just recently
broken up the re-
abusive partners will be increasingly at risk, Harper added.
"The legal system is simply
not keeping up with all of the
women who simply no longer want
to put up with men's abuse,"
Harper said. "And as long as the
legal system doesn't change, the
problem will just worsen because
men will feel it's their right to
beat and kill their wives."
Women are discriminated
against at every level ofthe legal
system starting from the police
atl°"if this many "I had a client who came in to see me one
members of any year after her husband had .broken her
other identifiable  ^    „ Schirm gaid   «He wag fmed $200. She
cultural group had ' v
been murdered in got a call from him recently where he said
this short Mpan of he>s thinking of breaking her ribs again
had the army out since it only cost him $200 last time."
in the streets," said
battering are ever reported to the
police, according to the Canadian
Advisory Council on the Status of
And even when charges are
laid—which occurs in slightly
more than 50 per cent of the
cases—first time offenders will get
an average $200 fine. Only repeat
offenders are likely to be imprisoned and they can very easily have
their terms shortened with good
"I had a client who came in to
see me one
year after her
husband had
broken her
ribs," Schirm
said. "He was
fined $200.
She got a call
from him recently where
he  said  he's
sitization to the issue will just die
down," Schirm said. "How much
longer will it have to go on before
judges wake up?"
Judges and crown prosecutors should be required to undergo
special training to help them understand the problem, Forrest
"The majority of male judges
are ill-equipped to deal with cases
of wife battery," she said. "Many
of them will identify with the male
perpetrators, rather than with the
Schirm believes .that many
women break down in front ofthe
court system and are not able to
testify against their abusive partners because they are not prepared for the trial.
"The man is often better prepared to face the court than the
woman is. He has been advised by
his lawyer and told how to answer
questions," she said. "On the other
hand, the woman who is standing
in front of a man who has hurt her
has received no preparation."
Legal aid should cover the
cost of preparing a woman to testify, and crown prosecutors should
be specialized in this area of law,
Schirm said.
Mona Forrest, the director of
Montreal's Women's Centre. "But
because they were women, people
treat their lives as expendable."
There is no explanation why
the murder toll has been so high
over such a short period of time.
But many people blame the justice system, which they say leaves
women vulnerable in front of their
Women are increasingly unwilling to put up with spousal
violence, said Elizabeth Harper,
treasurer of the province's association of centres for battered
And as long as the justice system does not drastically change,
women who decide to leave their
right up to the highest levels of
the court system, said a family
lawyer who specializes in representing battered women.
"Women are simply not
treated equally in front of the law,"
said Montreal lawyer Sylvie
Schirm. "A lot of judges are reluctant to listen to all the details
of cases of violence. They're just
not interested, unless the violence
is of such an extraordinarily high
degree that they just cannot ignore
According to Montreal police
statistics, there were 5,359 reports
of conjugal violence in 1989.
But the statistics only reveal
a fraction ofthe real number. Only
ten per cent of all cases of wife
thinking of breaking her ribs again
since it only cost him $200 last
Schirm said that public opinion has been building up over the
years to call for tougher sanctions
for wife batterers. But reforms
are slow in coming.
In 1986, Quebec's justice
minister ordered a crackdown on
the violence. He sent out the order
that police officers arriving at the
scene of family violence had to
charge the perpetrator.
Schirm said the recent rash
of killings has increased awareness of the problem of conjugal
violence, but that it has come at a
high price.
"I'm worried that all this sen-
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