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The Ubyssey Jan 11, 1983

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 Senate seats hotly contested
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Vol. LXV, No. 27
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, January 11,1963
A Progressive Conservative slate
has helped make next week's senate
and board of governor elections one
of UBC's hottest contested political
races in years.
Jeff Kuwica, engineering 3, Ted
Dixon, commerce 3, and Joanne
Querie, commerce 3, all active
members of the campus PC club,
are running together in the Jan.
17-18 elections.
Eleven other candidates are contesting the five at-large senate
vacancies. Of the 12 student faculty
positions six will have contested
Last year, only seven people ran
for at-large senate seats, and only
two faculties had contested elections. Only eight people contested
the positions two years ago.
Also running for senate are:
Sylvia Berry man, arts 3, Francisco
Cabanas, grad studies, Sherri
Dickinson, medicine 3, Lucy
Gaudettee, science 3, Ken Gordon,
science 1, Ted McNabb, law 1,
Craig Nicholls, forestry 1, Andrew
Pearson, commerce 1, Ann Rahme,
arts 3, Bob Summerbell, arts 4, and
Mark Thompson, law 1.
Dixon said Monday the PC group
was not a slate. "We're just running together." The group has
similar but not identical views, he
PC club president Randy Wood
said Saturday the three are not officially   endorsed   by   the   club.
"They're just individuals," he said.
Those elected take office April 1.
While senate positions are being
hotly contested, the board race
For board, students will choose
two from current Alma Mater
society president Dave Frank,
science 4, Margaret Copping, arts
3, and Ted McNabb. McNabb is
also a senate candidate.
Frank said he and Copping were
running "together," but not as a
slate. "Slate is a horrible word," he
If Copping is elected next week,
she will become the first women student board representative since the
NDP first established student
representation in 1975.
While Copping and Frank have
already started campaigning,
McNabb said Saturday his campaign will start this week.
McNabb previously sat on the
board at Simon Fraser University
and served as SFU Student Society
elections officer.
McNabb, 38, first registered at
UBC in 1961.
For the first time ever, board and
senate elections will be held for two
days. Previously students only had
one full day and a night poll to
Numerous polling locations
across campus will operate Monday
and   Tuesday  next   week.   Voting
See page 2: FACULTY
TAs vote on offer
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LONELY STUDENT dozes off in UBC's most boring course. Another student was rumored to have been there,
but could not be photographed because Ubyssey photog kept falling asleep. Pic of prof unavailable as photog
yawned when pointing camera in that direction, and was unable to focus on boring subject. Name of offending
course was eventually discovered, but is too boring to report. Said student, "The only thing worse than a boring
class is a boring Ubyssey outline." Professor and writer have both been demoted to the U. of Toronto.
Admin delay weakens union
The latest contract between a
campus union and the UBC administration will leave some
workers without job security and
weaken the membership, according
to one shop steward.
Kitty Cheema, chair of the
Association of University and College Employees Union contract
committee, said the university used
"delaying" tactics to give AUCE a
low wage increase and to force a
job evaluation scheme into the contract.
The contract, which was signed
in early December, gave the union a
7.01 per cent wage increase for the
first year and a 5.16 per cent increase for the second.
Cheema said AUCE got less than
any other union on campus but had
to accept the contract because the
membership wasn't in a strong
position to strike. Underpaid
members can't afford the wage
losses from job action, she said.
"All employers in these times of
economic restraint are trying to in
crease productivity and save money
by keeping wages down. The
university is aware of this trend and
held off negotiations as long as
possible to keep our wages at a low
level," said Cheema.
The job evaluation scheme inserted into the contract reworded
job standards and classifications.
As   a   result   the   university   cir
cumvented certain rights
guaranteed in AUCE's collective
agreement, Cheema said.
She citied the example of
AUCE's involuntary transfer procedure which guarantees job
security for union members who
have seniority within their
classifications. She said the crea-
See page 2: TALKS
Teaching Assistant's Union
negotiators have tentatively accepted a wage offer they called
laughable in November.
At a Dec. 22 meeting between
union and university negotiators,
the TAU signed a memorandum accepting a 6.35 per cent wage increase in a one-year agreement, a
TAU document says. Union leaders
earlier said this offer was unacceptable.
The administration decided not
to challenge TAU orientation
meetings and job security, rights
which were in last year's contract,
the document says.
The TAU's last agreement with
the administration ended Aug. 31.
Negotiations have continued since
then.   On   Dec.    10   the   union
AMS forces Filmsoc increase
The Alma Mater Society has
taken the lead in the latest round of
conflict in its antagonistic business
relationship with the UBC film
Last weekend, SUB moviegoers
faced a 50 per cent increase in ticket
prices because of a student council
decision last term to charge filmsoc
a $5,000 annual rental fee for the
SUB auditorium instead of a
percentage of net revenue. Last year
film soc promised to hold ticket
prices to $1. But the rental charge
Trees must pass test
What happens when trees can't
They don't get into third year
Forestry, that's what.
The university senate approved
numerous academic changes at its
Dec. 17 meeting that will see
changes to forestry, fine arts and
commerce programs.
Forestry students will now be required to pass the English composition exam by April of the academic
year prior to their admission into
third year.
The   change   means   forestry
students will no longer be able to
rewrite the exam in registration
week if they fail it in April.
Commerce students would have
had a larger selection of math
courses to choose from in their pre-
commerce year, if the motion
hadn't been tabled.
Somewhere in the bureaucracy,
math 120 and 121 had been left off
the list, a fact noticed by Francisco
Cabana, a newly appointed student
The motion will be reintroduced
with the necessary changes at senate
Jan. 12.
forced the society to withdraw the
The previous arrangement between filmsoc and the AMS provided the AMS with a 25 per cent
cut of the net profits from the film
showings. This amounted to about
$2,000 a year, filmsoc treasurer
Daniel Camporese  said Monday.
"There has been a $3,000 change
in our budget and the only way we
can manage is by a change in
prices," said Camporese.
Council introduced the new
agreement in early October with the
dual goal of granting the filmsoc
more autonomy while increasing
AMS revenue, said AMS finance
director James Hollis.
"The flat booking fee was an attempt to get away from the haggling
and disagreement which has
perpetually surrounded the task of
determining the club's net profit,"
said Hollis.
Although the fee paid to the
AMS is an increase over last year, it
is a return to the level paid two
years ago, said Hollis. The agreement between filmsoc and the
AMS at that time split the profits in
The battle between filmsoc
and the AMS over film prices has
been raging since  1981  when the
AMS attempted to raise film prices
to $1.50. Filmsoc emerged victorious on that confrontation, and
with the backing of a 600 signature
petition succeeded in altering the
profit split to 75-25 in their favor.
"We created a lot of enemies in
the AMS last year, so to hell with it.
Students couldn't care less, nobody
complained about the $1.50 last
week. The $5,000 will have to come
out of the students' pockets,"
Comparese said.
membership gave their negotiators
a mandate to strike after negotiations broke down.
The document said that on Dec.
15 TAU negotiators agreed with the
administration on orientation
meetings and job security, but when
the union accepted the administration's two year wage offer, the administration withdrew the offer.
The administration originally offered "wage increases of 6.35 percent in the first year and 5.1 percent
in the second year," the document
said. __--
"Because of this blatant reneging, the union served 72-hour strike
But at a Dec. 21 meeting, the
membership gave union negotiators
the mandate to accept the administration's new offer, a one-year
agreement with a wage increase of
6.35 percent.
But, the document says, "The
final decision to accept or reject the
proposed new contract rests with
union members." A TAU general
meeting will be held Thursday to
ratify the agreement.
Robert Grant, Employee relations director said Monday the
board of governors will be polled by
phone to ratify the contract.
"We plan to have the pay increase in their Jan. 31 cheque,"
Grant said. He also promised that
the teaching assistant's wage increase was retroactive to Sept. 1.
Bitch bitch bitch
Bitch. Bitch. Bitch.
And so far this year students are bitching more than last according
to the Alma Mater Society ombudsoffice.
Complaints received by the ombudsoffice totalled 103 for the first
term compared to 52 for the same period in 1981-82.
Topping the list are 19 academic complaints directed at selected
faculties. People grumbled about misinformation from advisors and
seemingly unjust faculty regulations, to name a few, said om-
budsperson Grey McMullin.
But students also leveled gripes against the registrar's office, traffic and security, exams, professors, and the AMS.
McMullin says the office deals with complaints immediately by
sending a letter on behalf of the plaintiff.
The ombudsoffice will also sponsor Complaints Days on Jan. 19.
McMullin says booths will be set up in Sedgewick library and SUB to
give complaints a hearing. But if your complaint can't wait, arop by
SUB 100A in the main foyer, he said. Page 2
Tuesday, January 11,1983
Faculties fought for
From page 1
occurs Monday night in the three
single student residences.
Six student faculty senate seats
were won by acclamation. Renee
Comesotti (arts), Brock Smith
(commerce), Terrance Blasco (dentistry), Mike McCann (medicine)
and Dan Rimek (pharmacy).
Nancy Campbell and Peter
Mishihama will contest the
agriculture position, while Frank
Frigon and Penny Jones run in
graduate studies.  Bradley Waugh
and Robert Handfield are seeking
the science position. Peter Kendall
and Jim Nanson are running for
law senator.
Applied sciences and forestry will
each see three-way races, a rare
event in faculty senate elections.
Wayne Davidson, Bruce Gilmour,
and Jeff Schreiter are running in
forestry, while Ignacy Lipiec, Sean
Williams, and Nils Zimmermann,
all engineers, vie for the applied
sciences faculty position.
Talks   drawn   out
From page 1
tion of new classifications makes
groups smaller and therefore
reduces worker's ability to transfer
"If a certain job was discontinued, members with seniority
could replace a worker lower than
them in their classification. But
because the new contract has
decreased the number of people in
each group, the involuntary transfer
clause in our collective agreement is
meaningless for many workers."
The new contract also contains a
clause stating the university
recognizes the existence of sexual
harrassment, but it is not substantial in content, Cheema added.
Meanwhile, other campus
laborers are working without a contract. The faculty association is still
waiting for their wage settlement to
be ratified by compensation
stabilization commissioner Ed Peck.
The association submitted the arbitrated wage settlement to Peck
for reconsideration. Peck has asked
for more information regarding an
inequity and anomaly adjustment
scheme, which is part of an annual
salary adjustment and provides a
certain amount of money for the
ratification of salaries that are considered inequitable or anomalous,
before he makes a decision.
Peck has also asked both parties
to refer the question of the university's ability to pay back to the arbitrator.
"The preparation of the additional information is currently
underway," said faculty association
executive officer Andrew Brockett.
"The matter is being discussed with
the president's office as to how
Peck's instructions can be followed
through most quickly."
"The whole thing is incredibly
drawn out," he said.
Invites Applications for
Residence Advisors for 1983-84
These positions are open only to full-time
registered U.B.C. students. Successful applicants
will be required to live in the residences. Application forms and detailed job descriptions are
available at the Ponderosa Housing Office and at
the Front Desk of each single student residence
area: Totem Park, Place Vanier and W. H. Gage.
Applications will be accepted from January 3 to
January 14th, 1983 at the Front Desks of the Single
Student Residences, or at the Ponderosa Housing
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Sept.— Glenn Steele—Football
Terri Drain —Field Hockey
Oct.—   Kent Bowling—Football
Lisa Roy—Rowing
Nov.—  Glenn Steele—Football
Dana Sinclair—Field Hockey
Dec—   Kevin Arque—Ice Hockey
Delia Douglas—Basketball
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The registration forms for French universities for 1st year of the 1st cycle (corresponding to 3rd year university in
Canada) must be filled out before Jan. IS,
'83. They apply for all university programs. Please contact the French Cultural
Service at 1207-736 Granville, Vancouver,
Tel. 681-5875.
Majors   or   Honours   graduates   in   Political   Science,
History, Economics, Sociology or Geography, from B.C.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
January 1 to June 30, 1984
Maximum of 10
A work-study program designed to  introduce recent
university graduates to the role of the Legislature in B.C.
politics. During the program, interns normally work in a
party caucus as research assistants for Members of the
Legislature and for a government department.
February 7, 1984
$900 per month
For further information and application forms, contact:
The eligible departments at UBC, SFU or U.Vic., or Professor R. Kenneth Car-
ty, Department of Political Science, UBC, at 228-2717, or Elaine Dunbar, Office of The Speaker, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, at 387-3952.
"Clip 'N' Save" Spring Schedule
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1    Jazz II
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1     Ballet
1 Beginner
1 6:30-8:00
Ballet II
Jazz II*
'Portion of class will be devoted to learning a routine for the Spring Performance.
Dates: Schedule effective January 15th to March 25, 1982.
Rooms: Unless otherwise posted at Room 216E SUB all classes will be held in the Party Room,
Fees: Just $40.00 for a whole term of unlimited classes of your choice (You may take any or
ALL of the classes offered. (New member "Club Fee" of $5.00 is extra where applicable).
Registration: Register daily between 12:30-1:30 in 216E SUB or Thursday and Friday (January
13th & 14th) 11:30-2:30 SUB Foyer. Sorry, there will be NO in-class registration and drop-in
Further info: Available at registration or Room 216E SUB. Tuesday, January 11,1983
Page 3
Cages freed of deadly asbestos
Clubs could be back in the SUB
cage area within a few days depending on the results of a Workers'
Compensation Board analysis.
James Hollis, Alma Mater Society
finance director, said Monday the
area should be open as soon as the
Board gets results from an air sample.
Five UBC clubs were forced to
relocate after the most hazardous
form of asbestos was found in the
club space near the games room in
SUB's basement.
The asbestos was also found in
the Pit and other areas of SUB. The
situation was especially severe in the
cage area because material was accumulating on the floor, said AMS
general manager Charles Redden.
But Hollis, who originally
discovered the asbestos, is not worried about possible health hazards
from the substance.
"There hasn't been a lot of exposure. There will be no complications later," he promised.
The sports car club and the cycling club suffered the most inconve-
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WISDOM . . . brought to UBC campus by giant wisdom teeth extracted from PIT employee who spontaneously mutated after inhaling asbestos. Tumorous dents grew to enormous size and had to be pulled by super suction
rotar rooter. Students were cautioned to watch for symptoms of Pitosis Asbestosis II.
Seven bookstores in one
The new bookstore being built
next to the Biological Sciences
building could be open as early as
this spring, and prices will not
have to be increased to pay for it,
says bookstore manager John
The new premises will be more
than three times the size of the
present store and will be bigger
than the Armories, which will no
longer be needed for fall sales, he
Hedgecock promises "that
under no circumstances will the
price of books be put up (as a
result of the new store)." He added that efficiences of the new store
will cover the costs.
The costs of running the Armories  were  enormous in labor,
equipment,   and   transportation.
The percentage of costs devoted
to labor is much higher than the industry average and the new store
will allow for greater efficiency
from increased mechanization he
Hedgecock also hopes to serve
graduates, faculty and people in
the business and professional
community, many of whom are
UBC alumni.
The present department of
textbook and general books will be
replaced by seven individual
bookshops under one roof,
Hedgecock says.
One of the seven will be like a
downtown bookstore containing
recent fiction, non-fiction and
non-academic categories such as
humour, games, hobbies, garden
ing, food, guides, and many
The other six bookshops will be
academic bookshops where
coursebooks will be found
alongside non-coursebooks. This
will enable staff to develop expertise in the one specific area in
which they work, says Hedgecock.
The same variety of supplies
will be sold, but they will be better
displayed on a larger area he says.
There will also be a separate
calculator and microcomputer
nience by their forced removal
because they were unable to find
alternative meeting places, Hollis
Although work to remove the
asbestos is now finished in the Pit
and the cage area, there are still
many areas in SUB which require
removal of the substance, he added.
"Ultimately all areas will be
removed (of the asbestos)," said
The AMS is currently compiling
a report detailing areas in SUB
where the asbestos is located and a
schedule for removal, Redden said.
"We're expecting a report
prepared by physical plant by the
fifteenth," he said.
Redden said areas where people
had the easiest access were given top
priority for asbestos removal.
"Of course we're concerned,"
said Pit manager Graham Smythe.
Business has not been affected by
the asbestos removal, he said.
$60,000 spent to
count calories
UBC food services invested more
than $60,000 in new computerized
cash registers at the request of
university auditors, food services
director Christine Samson said
The machines were necessary
because the previous registers were
inadequate she said. Samson added
the auditors were "dissatisfied"
with the previous method of income
A central computer now maintains a record of all transactions
made through registers, which are
located in SUB, the bus stop,
Buchanan and old auditorium
cafeterias. Computerized machines
will soon replace older models in
the Ponderosa, education and IRC
"Somewhere down the road,"
Samson said, registers at UBC
residences will be changed and that
will allow students a wider choice of
where they can eat.
A Subway cashier said she was
happy with the new registers and
felt that they were easier and safer
than the previous machines. The
new machines have video display
screens which indicate items sold,
price, transaction amount and
change, cashier number and time of
She said errors are easily detected
and the new machines seem more
When asked for reaction to the
new cash registers, one student expressed concern that no receipt is
issued and it is difficult to read the
numbers on the screens. Another
felt the cashs were somewhat "held
up" and that service was slower.
When no button exists for a particular item, the cashier must look
up the cashier code. One cashier
said she did not want to memorize
the new product code. "It (looking
up the code) is the only thing that
provides variety in this job," she
Food prices have not increased as
a result of the new system, the
cashier added.
Media criticized
World news is considered irrelevant
by the Canadian media and so
Canada has no full-time correspondents in Third World countries, the editor of New Intena-
tionalist magazine said recently.
Canada has fewer foreign correspondents today than it did 20
years ago and relies mainly on
stringers, writers living a foreign
country who occasionally file a
story, Wayne Ellwood told a
Waterloo audience.
Ellwood also criticized the
media's "firefighter" approach to
news coverage.
"They keep a reporter in the
newsroom until the story bursts on
UBC humanities helped
The humanities at UBC received
a $500,000 financial boost from a
private charitable organization.
A Vancouver Foundation gift
will be used to purchase library
materials, fund short-term teaching
appointments and provide support
for pre-and post-doctoral students.
UBC received half of a $1 million
grant offered by the Foundation
which has assets of $110 million.
Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria each received
The humanities include history,
religious studies, philosophy,
languages and literature.
Arts dean Robert Will said the
faculty has identified four possible
areas to strengthen with the grant.
• The library. Funds will be used
for acquisitions which have declined in recent years because of funding shortfalls and inflation.
• Hiring. More sessional instructors and assistants could be
hired on a temporary basis to
reduce class sizes in the humanities.
In addition, senior and established
academics may be brought to UBC
to work with graduate students.
• Researchers and post-doctoral
teaching fellows. Money may be
made available for people to study
and research in the humanities.
Look out. Ottawa
Glen Sanford enters earth.
1983. After three years as a
Ubyssey staffer and a year as
Canadian University Press' B.C.
bureau chief, Sanford is elected
CUP's national bureau chief by
member papers at their annual
conference Jan. 1 in Ottawa.
The appointment takes effect
in September.
The usually calm, cool, and
collected Sanford brings to the
nation's capital what it takes to
survive: knowledge of
hallucinagenic drugs and distrust
of anything connected with
government or politics.
Sanford was unavailable for
comment. He was last seen
skating on the Rideau canal
wondering if the ice was always
that thin.
Friends and relatives in Vancouver simply shook their heads.
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SANFORD. ■ ■ calm and cool
the scene. He (or she) is then briefed
by local academics on the situation
and quickly jetted off to the scene
of the story," he said.
"Foreign news is not really what
Canadians are interested in, so
editors tend to include it as an expansion of the lifestyles section,"
he said. "This appeals to middle
class sensibility and leaves more
space for advertising and light,
frothy copy."
Because only the Americans and
British have correspondents and
wire services in the Third World,
Canadians are missing a national
perspective on that news, he added.
The news we do get is the "journalism of exception," focussing on
incidents that are "graphic, colorful and outrageous," said Ellwood.
News must also meet the constraints of time and space. "It must
be current, short, concise and
sexy," he said. These guidelines for
news coverage lead to distortion,
"so we get revolutions without
reasons and items of cultural
curiosity, such as a new tribe in
New Guinea."
Ellwood also criticized the Big
Four international news agencies:
United Press International,
Associated Press, Reuters and
Agence France Presse.
"These extraordinarily
powerful" agencies produce more
than 90 per cent of the world's news
coverage he said. But the Third
World, although it accounts for
two-thirds of the world's population, merits only 20 per cent of the
agencies' coverage, said Ellwood. Page 4
Tuesday, January 11, 1983
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Grant able
Bob Grant is one mean honcho. If there's one thing he likes more than
taking candy away from babies, it is taking candy away from babies at
Christmas. Over the recent season of goodwill UBC employee director
Grant wound up negotiations he was conducting with the campus'
youngest and puniest union, the Teaching Assistants Union, by enthusiastically kicking them in the teeth.
In October, when negotiations between the TAU and the university
started, Grant put a six and five wage offer on the table. After two months
of talks, tentative agreement was reached on other issues and, finally, the
two sides returned to talking money. The TAU said, "We want eight and
five, just like the other campus unions." "No" said Grant. "Okay, we'll
take six and five" said the TAU meekly. "In that case I withdraw my offer,"
said Grant. "I offer you six and nothing instead."
The TAU, of course, gave up the candy.
They are not a strong union.
There are about 1100 TA's and markers. Most of them are not full time.
The top salary rates are less than $6,000 a year. In return for this TAs work
just 12 hours a week. In practise many of them work much more.
TAs are damn cheap labor in time of cutbacks. As the tightening of the
budget strings forces the university to increase the ratio of TA's to the
highly paid faculty they may regret their two percent frugalness now. If
TAs are systematically humiliated and if they are not paid a living wage,
where will they be when they are needed?
Whatever happens in the future, the outrageous thing still remains. The attitude of the administration, as displayed here, is clearly one
of antagonism, hostility, uncooperativeness and sheer bloody-
They have already promised five percent next year to the unions whose
wages comprise the vast bulk of the payroll. So why kick the TAs in the
Presumably because that's what makes the people running this university feel good.
Volunteering an alternative for students seeking jobs
Volunteer opportunities have expanded greatly in the past few
years. Today many types of interesting and challenging volunteer
placements are available to complement academic, career and personal
Students, in particular, are
motivated to seek volunteer positions for various reasons. For instance, most university students are
worried about getting a job after
finishing their education because of
their lack of experience. Volunteer
jobs provide employment experience and present a student with
a reference for future job applications.
Pat Hagerman, manager of the
Canada employment center at UBC
agrees: "Volunteer experience is
definitely an asset when applying
for a job, especially in today's right
job market. Volunteer work
establishes a student's credibility as
an employee by demonstrating that
he or she can handle responsibilities
volunteer experience with Volunteer
Connections, she is now a paid
volunteer coordinator for International House.
Interest and personal growth are
two more motivations for
volunteering. Students who are living away from home may want to
get involved in the community, and
meet new friends off campus
through volunteering. Others would
like to work for a cause (e.g. environmentalists, feminists, people
concerned about cancer, etc.) and
volunteering gives them an opportunity to become active and put
their ideas into practice.
Cheryl Brown, a counsellor at the
student counselling and centre
reiterates the motivations and advantages related to volunteering:
"Interest in volunteerism (sic)
amongst university students is on
the upswing for a number of very
practical and personal reasons.
With increased competition for
employment and admission to
many post secondary programs,
students are using volunteer work
to prove they are doers as well as
"For many students, volunteer-
includes a balanced diet, a balance
between rest and exercise, work
and recreation, involvement and
solitude and between serving our
own needs and those of others.
Becoming involved in volunteer activities is one way of achieving
several of these balances at the same
Volunteer Connections, a group
working out of the student
counselling and resources centre,
was formed this school year to provide UBC students with interesting
and challenging volunteer
placements. They specialize in filling requests related to the career
goals and interests of UBC
students. Volunteer interviewers
have been specially trained to help
university students. Volunteer Connection is an on-campus branch of
the Vancouver Volunteer Centre
and has contacts with over 400 Vancouver agencies and many more
throughout the lower mainland.
Since the inception of Volunteer
Connections in September, " the
number of students seeking
volunteer jobs at UBC has increased greatly, and over 80
students have taken advantage of
the service. In previous years the
only volunteer service on campus
was the counselling centre's
volunteer centre's volunteer data
bank which consists of information
from various agencies and two
bulletin boards full of volunteer
jobs now available. This system is
useful for students who want to
make their own agency contacts but
students who would like some help
selecting an appropriate volunteer
job should take advantage of the
services of Volunteer Connections.
Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Volunteer Connections in the student counselling
and resources centre — Brock
hall 200 or call 228-3811 to make
an appointment with an interviewer.
Randy Bell is involved with the
student counselling and resources
centre and Volunteer Connections
on campus. Perspective is a column
of wit and pontification open to
UBC students, faculty and staff.
Nestles' misinformation not
restricted to Third World
"For many students, volunteering is a tool to
explore various career options. Others do it for
personal satisfaction.''
and provides a reference for prospective employers.
"Volunteer agencies have changed greatly in the last few years, and
now offer good training programs
that teach specific skills. Employers
are also looking for general skills
such as the ability to communicate
and work well with people; and one
can acquire these skills through
The skills and experience gained
through volunteer activities may
also help students when applying
for summer or part-time employment during the school year. Beau
Henderson, a UBC student, is a
good   example;   because   of   her
ing is used as a tool to explore
various career options. Others are
interested in developing skills in
areas such as communications and
human relations. Then there are the
students who volunteer purely for
personal satisfaction — because it is
fun, interesting and a great way to
meet new people."
University life can cause a great
deal of stress and volunteering is an
excellent way to relieve this stress by
focusing on something other than
your studies. Dr. Goresky from the
Student Health Services points out
the advantages of volunteering:
Maintaining a balance in our lives is
important if we are to avoid ill effects which may be created by the
various stresses we encounter. That
Re: your cover story, Jan. 7,
1983, about Nestle's distribution of
Lactogen to Third World countries.
The Maternal Health news
featured this subject in a recent
issue. We confirm your findings.
Although the situation in Canada is
not as grim as that of developing
nations, problems do exist.
Free formula samples are still
distributed by nursing staff in
many Greater Vancouver maternity
hospitals, giving the implication to
the new mother that this is what the
'experts' recommend.
Letters to The Ubyssey should be
typed triple-spaced on 70 character
lines. Names and student numbers
are required.
Believe it or not, but we are running very low on good letters. So get
out your typewriter (or borrow one
of ours anytime except Monday or
Thursday afternoons) and put
down your thoughts on some issue.
Whether it be religion, cutbacks,
student aid, pornography, the
bookstore, food services, or
whatever your opinion is needed.
The Ubyssey will not print any
letter that is racist of sexist. We also
reserve the inalienable right to edit
for brevity, taste, grammar, or libel.
Breastfeeding assistance and support in hospitals varies greatly as to
quantity and quality. Babies are
often supplemented with formula in
spite of the mother's refusal or
without her knowledge. Women are
often advised by doctors and staff
to supplement their breastfeeding
with bottlefeeding — "To be sure
the baby is getting enough". This
course of action diminishes the
mother's own supply.
At the first sign of any discomfort or distress in the newborn —
which has any number of causes
and is often just an adjustment process — the mother's own milk is
blamed and she is advised to switch
to formula. I could go on, but
readers can contact INFACT or
Maternal Health Society for further
Ida Freer
law 1
January 11, 1983
The Ubyssey is published every Tuesday and Friday
through the university year by the Alma Mater Society
of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of
the staff and are not necessarily those of the AMS or the
university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in SUB 241k,
Editorial phone 228-2301/05. Advertising 228-3977/78.
Newspaper taxis appeared by the door waiting to take us away. Chris Wong and Robert
Beynon climbed in the back, with their heads in the clounds — and were gone to the printers
to meet Arnold Hedstrom and Craig Brooks (who rode pinstriped Unicorns). Robby Robinson
and Victor Wong drew imaginary pictures on the way as Muriel Draaisma and Cathy McGann
picked cellophane flowers and gave them to Brian Jones who turned them into pixie dust and
spriniled it on Sarah Cox and Stephen Wisenthal. Both sprouted wings and flew far away.
Gary Rodin told a story to Peter Berlin and Alison Hoens as they nodded off to sleep, dreaming of watr polo. Neil Lucerne and Doug Boyd slipped down the rabbit hole because they
were too busy watching Lisa Morry talking to Frodo and Bilbo Baggins 'the hobbits' and
weren't looking where they were going. Rick Thomas woke up in a cold sweat thinking he
had been having a nightmare — he was only reading the news. J. L. provided the theme
music to this psychedelic movie which Shaffin S ha riff will review next week. Tuesday, January 11,1983
Page 5
Rudeness urged to aid digestion
To the patrons of the Sub Way
cafeteria, I am sure that many of
you will agree with the following
Tables in the Sub Way are supplied for patrons use only and are
not supplied to serve as student
work tables. (There are numerous
places on the campus where one can
do homework.) Everyday more
than one inconsiderate individual
will occupy an entire table which
can normally seat four or five
patrons. These individuals have no
right to occupy these tables.
At times I feel quite prepared to
tell individuals to vacate these
tables for the patrons who are standing about with food in hand. The
Vile rag gets
full credit
for flaws
I would appreciate the opportunity to point out to your readership
that the version of my article which
I submitted to The Ubyssey conformed to standard English grammar, punctuation, spelling and
paragraph structure, in contrast to
the version published (as a letter) in
the Jan. 7 issue. It is after the article
passed out of my hands that it was
adapted to Ubyssey style.
I would also like to grant authorship credit to The Ubyssey for the
bizarre and unfathomable headline
preceding the piece.
Uriel Wittenberg
Hairy puce blorgs on this tiny island
community expressed concern over
the number of candidates running
for the island senate.
"Boo blah, ding dong, elections
are all wrong," said one blorg. Daily Blah spokesblorg Armhold Hedshot said the elections posed problem for the paper. "We don't even
know how to count that high, and
they expect us to cover 37 people,
good ghad!"
Hedshot blamed his former
Retrogressive Preservative party for
causing the newspaper's problem.
R.P. members Jock Kwicko, Tide
Nixon and Grown Keree were
responsible, Hedshot said.
Red McBed, a disident blorg
from an eastern island, was also
causing problems. "I say, scalp him
for his crimes," Hedshot said.
Classic and modern
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men and women.
Cut, wash, blow dry
Gents $10
Ladies $15
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solution to this problem does not lie
in the hands of the poorly staffed
Sub Way, but with the patrons. I
urge all patrons who encounter this
problem to have the guts to defend
their rights and to tell the individual
at hand to vacate the table immediately!
I have found that a polite request
to vacate will often result in the request being ignored; thus you may
have to tell the individual quite
rudely to vacate the table. If enough
patrons ask these inconsiderate individuals to leave, the seating problem (between 12 noon and 1 p.m.)
will be eased, thereby lessening the
havoc and general congestion in the
Sub Way.
Henry Tenby
science 1
Yes, you too can join
the concerned and involved students at
Writing and editing seminar
4:30 p.m. Friday at Douglas
College. Meet at 3 p.m. SUB
24'1 K for transportation.
Last chance! You could win our third 1983 Ford Mustang!
Dave Pierce of the British Columbia
Institute of Technology, Burnaby, B.C.
and Beverley Luetchford of Carleton
University, Ottawa, Ontario, our first
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draw, February 15,1983, it could be
you. Imagine phoning the folks back
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Enter today. And
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1. Tto enter and qualify, correctly answer the quiz printed on
the official entry form and mail to: The Long Distance
"Hello Again" Sweepstakes, Box 1405 Station "A", Toronto,
Ontario M5W 2E8. Contest will commence September 1,
1982. Mail each entry in a separate envelope bearing
sufficient postage.
2. There will be a total of three prizes awarded. Each prize
will consist of a 1983 Ford Mustang "GL" 2-door
automobile (approximate retail value $9,122.00 each).
Prizes must be accepted as awarded, no substitutions.
3. Selections will be made from among all entries received by
the independent contest judging organization on October
21 and December 15,1982 and February 15,1983. Entries
not selected in the October 21 or December 15,1982 draws
will automatically be entered for the final draw, February
15,1983. One car will be awarded in each draw.
4. Selected entrants must first correctly answer a time-
limited, arithmetical, skill-testing question in
order to win.
5. Sweepstakes is open only to
students who are registered full or
part-time at any accredited Canadian
university, College or post-secondary
Institution. Complete contest rules
available in the Grab-It envelope
at selected campus bookstores or
by sending a self-addressed,
stamped envelope to TransCanada
Telephone System, 410 Laurier Ave. W.,
Room 950, Box 2410, Station "D" Ottawa, Ontario, KIP 6H5.
6. Quebec residents: All taxes eligible under la Loi sur les
lotenes. les courses, les concours publicitaires et les
appareils d'amusements have been paid. A complaint
respecting the administration of this contest may be
submitted to the Regie des loteries et courses du Quebec.
The Long Distance 'Hello Again" People Quiz.
There are as many reasons for using Long Distance as there are people. To call a long-lost
relative. To call old high school pals. Or even your favourite politician, celebrity or sports
figure. Imagine you can speak to any five people in the world by Long Distance. Who would
you choose? Print their names in the five spaces provided.
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Tel. No. (your own or where you can be reached)
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Tuesday, January 11, 1983
Pleasa do not use forms from 1978. Only use
forms dated May 1962, or your announcement
may be refected. Thank you.
Women Students Office advice and information,
noon-2:30 p.m., SUB concourse.
Free legal advice, noon-2:30 p.m., SUB 111.
General meeting to elect new president, noon,
SUB 215.
Tutor and tutee mass sign-up campaign, find
academic help or sign-up to earn extra money,
noon, everyday, SUB concourse.
Square   dancing   beginner  classes   start,   6:%
p.m., SUB partyroom.
Sign-up   and   information   about   organization
seminar, noon, SUB 226. Also on Wednesday.
Science in society lecture series, noon, IRC 3.
David Cohen speaks on UFFI foam insulation.
General meeting, new members welcome, noon,
IRC 1.
Four film series, Persian architecture and human
settlements, new life for the Bedouins, Cairo as
none have seen, and Islam, 7:30 p.m.. Gate 4,
International house.
Drop-in badminton, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gym A and
B, Osborne centre.
General meeting, info on upcoming speed chess
championships and chess club championships,
noon-2:30 p.m., SUB 205.
Cold Turkey quit smoking challenge, 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m., SUB concourse. To Friday.
Romance languages evening, 7:30 p.m.. Gate 4
International house.
General meeting, please attend, noon, SUB 205.
Dinner followed by program on Social Impact of
B.C. Place, 6 p.m., Lutheran Campus centre.
Three film showings of two short films on surrealist Rene Magrttte, 12:40 p.m., 2:40 p.m, and
3:40 p.m., Lasserre 104. $1 donation.
Steering committee meeting, all welcome, noon,
Angus 214.
Literature table, noon, SUB.
Cold turkey day, all day, alt over. Quit smoking
The age and evolution of the Yukon Tanana ter-
rane in S.E. Yukon territory, noon (12:30 p.m.),
Geo. Sci. 330A.
Executive meeting open to all club members,
noon, SUB 230F.
Stammtisch, 7:30 p.m.. Gate 4 International
First meeting of the year meeting, noon. Brock
hall 304.
Admissions forum, high school grade 12
students are invited to learn about Commerce
and UBC. Pre-commerce students also
welcome, noon to 3:30 p.m., SUB ballroom and
other second floor rooms.
Academic mass followed by a welcome back
wyne and cheese party, noon, St. Marks college
music room.
Lecture by F. Damji on Firmans '82, noon, Buch.
General meeting, consequences of non-
attendance will be grizzly, 5:X p.m., SUB 205.
General meeting, setting of dates for events
calendar, noon, Bio. Sci. 2449.
SUB Aud.
Conversation hour with announcements,
1:30-2:30 p.m. International house main lounge.
Lecture on periodontics by K. Lee, noon, IRC I.
General meeting with environmental films, noon,
Angus 225.
Canada West basketball tournament featuring all
six conference teems including the defending
Canadian champion Victoria Vikings. UBC vs.
Lethbrklge at 8:30 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Another game at 6 p.m.
Testimony meeting, 1:30 p.m., SUB 212A.
Film, Trobriand (?) Cricket, noon, Asian centre
Registration for classes, also registration for
men's dance class, pointe class, and top
workshop Jan. 22-23. Come to SUB 216E for further information, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Drop-in volleyball, 7:30-9:30 p.m., War Memorial
General meeting, info on upcoming speed chess
championships and chess club championship,
noon-2:30 p.m., SUB 213.
Meeting, newsletter production, 2:30 p.m. SUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, all members please, new
members welcome, noon, Buchanan penthouse.
Registration for classes. Also, registration for
men's dance class, pointe class, and tap
workshop (Jan. 22-23). Come to SUB 216E for
further info., noon-2:30 p.m. SUB foyer.
Soup lunch, noon, St. Marks college kitchen.
Conversation hour with announcements, noon.
International House.
Canada West tournament semi-finals featuring
Victoria Vikings at 6 and 8:30 p.m., War
Memorial gym.
Canada  West   pre-seasons  tournament,   third
place final at 6 p.m., final at 8:30 p.m.. War
Memorial gym.
UBC vs. Vancouver Community college, 2 p.m..
War Memorial gym.
Organization seminar, how to organize a young
Liberal club and an election campaign, several
guest speakers, 10 a.m., SUB 206.
Sports — Buchanan Badminton Grand Prix
Round III, draw up Jan. 12, Osborne gym A and
B. $5. Continues Sunday.
St. Maries — Newman club potluck dinner, bring
a dish and a friend, 5:30 p.m., St. Marks college.
Cross country skiing, all day. Manning park or
Whistler mountain. Registration Jan. 12,
Organizational meeting Jan. 13 War Memorial
gym 211.
Practise for upcoming Victoria tournament, 10
p.m.. Aquatic centre.
Evening of meditation and introductory talk on
Dharmadatu,  8 p.m.,  3285 Heather at  17th.
Phone 974-8420 for more info.
Executive meeting, noon, SCEC office, Hut 28
room 1.
How can tha Liberals regain the
Fire Pierre Trudeau?
Outlaw the Conservative party?
Let all Western Canadians swim in
Trudeau's pool?
How to organize a Liberal club and an
election campaign will be the topic
Saturday at 10 a.m. in SUB 206.
While we are on the "right" side of
the political spectrum, the Socreds are
having an executive meeting open to all
club members Thursday at noon.
On the "no" side of political thought,
the anarchist club is having a literature
table Wednesday — noon in the SUB
The New Democratic party, the
party that is still calling itself new after
all these years, is having a general
meeting Wednesday at 12:30 (that's
noon at UBC).
Guest speaker will be federal NDP
house leader L. Kootnikoff.
Watch  Nancy Campbell  have a
nicotine withdrawl, Glen Shaefer bite
his nails in agony, and Kelley Jo Burke
spitefully munch on a cold turkey sandwich.
Yes, you can join these valiant
Ubyssey staffers Wednesday in participating in National Cold Turkey Day.
Speakeasy is sponsoring a challenge
Wednesday through Friday for the B.C.
Heart Foundation Cold Turkey Day.
Drop by their SUB concourse office
and sign-up — it could be a matter of
life or breath (god, do I hate cliches).
Surreal you say.
Two short films on surrealist Rene
Magritte will be shown Wednesday at
12:40, 2:40 and 3:40 p.m.
It's going to be held in Lasserre 104,
and it costs $1.
Unless its only an illusion or a dream
or drugs.
How surreal.
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Page 7
Moonlighting low-cost success
Nowak's boss is a high ranking
Polish aparatchik who has bought
himself a nice little house in London. To save on labor costs, he
sends four of his workers to London to renovate and decorate the
house. Nowak is their foreman and
the only one who speaks English —
although, he confesses, he never
understands what the English
'mean' when they talk.
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
At the Fine Arts
A couple of weeks into the job,
two unexpected disasters occur.
First, the workers reconnect the
water pipes wrong. This sets them
back two days and 70 pounds
for new joints. This means that a
large proportion of the cash given
to Nowak for food and beer is used
up and he is forced to shoplift in
order to see them through.
The second, general Jaruzelski
and the army crush Solidarity back
in Poland. Nowak finds out that alt
the phone lines are cut and all
flights to Poland cancelled, as he
watches in helpless horror tanks
rolling through the Warsaw streets
on television screens. He resolves
not to tell his workers about the
situation in Poland so that they
won't be distracted from their task.
The movie examines his success in
dealing with these two tasks.
The first thing to be said about
Jerzy Skolimowski's Moonlighting
is that it is actually very funny. He
imbues it with sly observations on
the way the isolated Poles and Londoners behave.
Most of the critics have looked at
the Moonlighting principally as a
commentary on the suppression of
Solidarity and trade unionism in
Poland. But this is not the main
thrust of the movie. Skolimowski's
assumption that all his audience will
share his sense of shock at general
Jarwzelskis' actions doesn't really
hammer the point. The impressive
thing about the movie is how much
Skolomowski makes out of very
slim resources.
He assembled projects over a
short period of time with only
limited funds. The house the Poles
strip and rebuild is his own. Artistically, he is also capable of making a lot out of a little.
The shoplifting scenes are incredibly tense, resulting from the
believability of the Nowak
character (excellently played by
Jeremy Irons).
Moonlighting is a very rewarding1
film. An intelligent, observant and
witty film, it is a low-key, low-
budget masterpiece.
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By Luigi Pirandello
Directed by John Brockington
(Previews — Jan. 12 & 13)
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Hoffman gives fresh (again) acting
achievement in tremendous Tootsie
' Tootsie is tops, terrific and
tremendous. Dustin Hoffman has
come out with yet another fresh acting achievement to add to his long
and growing list of accomplishments. In the best of last
Christmas' releases, Hoffman plays
a talented yet difficult to work with
New York actor. Because of his irritating and uncooperative ways he
cannot find employment in New
York, Hollywood, or anywhere
writer-producer) has written a script
in which men get a not-too-didactic
look at how they treat and mistreat
their female counterparts. Sidney
Polack directs the movie with a fast
and funny pace. The supporting
characters add to Hoffman's successful performance, although Bill
Murray, playing Hoffman's roommate and writer, seems to have
taken a back seat from his previous
feature roles.
With  the  constant  worry  that
Hoffman would look like a Monty
Python-like farce of a man in drag,
the wardrobe and make-up people
paid special care to detail. Their
work is so well done, in fact, that
for a while one forgets there is
a man behind the rouge and lipstick
and under the wig and tasteful wardrobe. If anyone deserves acclamation for their work, it's these unsung behind-the-scenes heroes.
Tootside offers us an opportunity
to watch an entertaining actor in action, laugh a lot and learn
something in the process.
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Directed by Sidney Pollack
Playing at Coronet
What is a good actor to do when
no one wants him? Become someone else, of course. And since he
is going to change his identiity, why
not change his gender at the same
Hoffman realizes that he has
become blacklisted. To pay the bills
and achieve the stardom that every
actor desires, Hoffman as Michael
Dorsey becomes Dorothy Michaels,
America's number one soap opera
queen. She brings out a sense of
determination and self-confidence
that a largely female public comes
to admire.
Bill Murray,
playing Hoffman's
roommate and
writer, seems to
have taken a back
seat from his
The script does not stray too far
from what occurred on the Tootsie
set. After many conflicts, firings
and directorial changes, Dustin
Hoffman continued to reinforce his
reputation as a difficult actor. But
looking back at so many of his past
successes such as Midnight
Cowboy, Little Big Man, Kramer vs
Kramer and others, no one can
ostracize the actor altogether. After
all, Hoffman is a creative, brilliant
person with ideas of his own, ideas
in which he truly believes. And he is
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Tuesday, January 11,1983
Young volleybirds taking to flight
Their' record stands at 15 wins,
five losses, yet their season hasn't
even reached the half-way point.
Last Wednesday they decimated the
University Of Regina in three
straight matches. Who are these
formidable athletes? UBC's varsity
women's volleyball team of course!
The volleyball Thunderbirds,
ranked fourth in the nation, are one
of UBC's most successful teams in
1983. This year's version is composed of six rookies, three of whom
were B.C. high school all-stars: Er-
minia Russo, Kelli Wright and Kim
Donatelli. Russo is also a Nancy
Greene scholarship and Premier's
Sports Award winner.
"We are very lucky to attract
them. In recruiting the number one
emphasis is on the academic stan-
—allaon hoana photo
MESMERIZED CROWD watches as UBC athlete uses kinetic powers
to pull Soviet spy satellite out of orbit and into War Memorial Gym.
'Bird Droppings
The UBC men's volleyball team reached the final of the Univesity of Victoria tournament over the weekend only to lose there to a club team from
The volleyballers won their group comfortably. They beat MAC of
Portland in two games (15-6, 16-14), B.C. Olympics in three (7-15, 15-13,
15-11) before easily dispatching Laurentian University (15-5, 15-6) to advance to the semi-finals. There they beat the University of Victoria in three
straight games (15-5, 15-6, 16-14).
In the final they put up a tough struggle against a strong Calgary team
before going down by three games to one (10-15, 15-12, 5-15 and 12-15).
UBC players Brad Willock, and Paul Thiessen were placed on the tournament all-star team.
On Thursday the volleyballers leave for Winnipeg on the start of a ten
day road trip. In Winnipeg they will play Canada's number one rated college team the Manitoba Bisons. Then on Sunday it's off to Dalhousie for a
tournament in which Manitoba and U.S. number one team Penn State will
also be playing. They return to Vancouver Monday.
The UBC women's gymnastics team finished seventh out of eleven in a
tournament in Seattle on Saturday. But, as coach Alena Branda said, "the
Washington Open is a very strong meet with very good competition." The
othr ten teams are all strong American schools which offer athletic scholarships.
All six UBC women achieved CIAU qualifying scores. The highest placed 'Bird was Patti Sakati who finished seventh overall and third on the
balance beam.
Branda said the team "performed strongly on the vault and in the floor
exercises but we goofed on the last event, the balance beam." This Thursday the team are in Sacramento California for a competition, on Friday
they compete in Hayward California.
dards and choices at UBC," said
coach Sandy Silver. "Our volleyball
program is the best in the province
but a career in the field isn't likely
— the players must have an
academic alternative. They probably chose UBC on those
Past recruits providing experience include national junior
team member Tara Seft, second
year Kelly Meechan and third year
player Karen Blair.
This combination of rookies and
veterans is creating optimism in the
ranks. The team believes ;that a
Canada West championship is well
within reach. Also, because UBC is
hosting the nationals, they are hoping to do well then.
Since coming to UBC four years
ago Sandy Silver has coached UBC
to two second place finishes and
one third place finish at Canada
West level and a third place at the
Silver admits that it will be impossible for the team to peak for the
entire two weeks period between the
Canada Wests and nationals. She
hopes that their performance at the
Wests will be just good enough to
win and still leave room enough for
improvement for the CIAU's.
The Thunderbirds, like many
women's teams on campus, work
hard for little recognition.
"The university forgets that the
athletes are not just doing it for
themselves but also for the reputation of the university," said Silver.
The committment is staggering, the
season runs from September to
March, they train 12 hours a week
and conditioning is undertaken in
each individual's spare time.
Much of the lack of recognition
for women's sports on campus is
reflected in the lack of funding as
compared to men's athletics.
"When it is men versus women,
regardless of what sport, the men
receive more funds. I think I would
question the amount of discrepancy
rather than the discrepancy itself,"
said Silver.
Perhaps a fairer allocation of
funds might be based upon the
quality of the program offered with
more money going to those needing
more improvement.
To improve their lack of funding,
the 'Birds are hosting various tournaments during the season. The
goal is twofold: to recruit players
and to raise money. Your next opportunity to see them is Jan. 21 and
22 when they host the Thunder-
volley tourney.
Skiers swoosh to victory
After a very successful season last
March finishing second at the National Collegiate Ski Association
the Thunderbird men and women
continued their winning ways into
this season. Last weekend at White
Pass, Wash, they won their respective meets at the first Northwest
Collegiate Ski Conference (NCSC).
The majority of the teams in the
conference are American university
teams from Montana, Idaho,
Washington and Oregon while the
only two Canadian representatives
are UBC and a new team in the conference, an upstart university named Simon Fraser University.
Led by coach Rick Crowson and
Darcy Estabrook, the Thunderbirds
Hoopsters find hope
The women's basketball team
again demonstrated its new-found
competitiveness during the
Christmas recess. The holidays
culminated last weekend with an
53-51 overtime defeat against Kir-
bys. Earlier UBC had beaten the
other top Vancouver team Critters'
76-59 and acquitted themselves well
at the Huskyette invitational in
Against Kirby's, the ex-national
independent champions, a silly turnover by UBC allowed Kirby's to
score a late basket which took the
game into overtime. That results
left the 'Birds with a won eight, lost
10 record. Their season is already
more productive than their last four
seasons put together.
Coach Jack Pomfret believes the
team is much more competitive
because they have had an excellent
crop of first year players — eight of
the team are rookies. Pomfret says
the team is also much taller than
several others in recent years and
also very hard working.
The improved quality of this
year's team was demonstrated at
Saskatoon where the team won only
one out of four. They lost their
matches, however, by less than
previous teams might have — they
lost by just five points to Saskatchewan. "That's closer than we've
been to them for years," said Pomfret.
On Saturday the team travels to
Edmonton to play the first of their
Canada West matches. This year
there will be a four team playoff in
Saskatoon. As hosts, Saskatoon
have already booked one of the
slots. Pomfret says he is sure that
the University of Victoria will fill
one of the others, so the team faces
a real scuffle to get there. But this
year they can face the scuffle with
'Birds have holiday on ice
The only ice hockey club from
the four-team Canada West conference not to be among the top ten
ranked Canadian collegiate teams
in the country is the UBC Thunderbirds. But if they show some more
of the bright spots displayed by
them over the Christmas break,
they could still be in contention for
the third and final play-off position
in one of the toughest conferences
in the nation.
The Thunderbirds played well-
enough to win a hockey tournament
at the University of Manitoba at the
end of December in Winnipeg.
Although three teams were tied for
first place with two win, one loss
records in the four-team tourney,
the 'Birds won it because they had
the best goals for-and-against
The 'Birds opened the tournament with a 7-2 victory over the
Canada West conference-leading
Saskatchewan Huskies. However,
last year's national runner-ups were
without their head coach Dave King
and five of their best players. They
were with defending-champion
Junior Team Canada at the world
championships in Leningrad.
The host Manitoba Bisons took
advantage of an unimpressive effort
by the 'Birds to win 7-3 in game
two. But the 'Birds came back in
their finale to humiliate Iowa State
9-0. UBC netminder Graham
Makerewich recorded his first
shutout of the season as the 'Birds
outshot their opponents 53-14.
UBC's Kevin Argue was selected
as the tournament's best forward.
The 'Birds improved their overall season record to 10 wins, 11
losses, two ties with a 9-7 exhibition
win Saturday at the Thunderbird
arena against Cariboo College, who
play in the Interior with tier-two
junior teams.
simply swooshed by the opposition.
Crowson won the men's combined
(it's called the 'skimeister') while
Estabrook's second place in the
giant slalom helped her to the
women's all round title as well.
Despite the wet and rainy conditions, the men's skied aggressively.
To add to Crowson's performance,
Dale Stephens won the slalom and
finished sixth in the giant slalom
just behind fifth place Bob Leitch
who was eighth in the slalom.
In women's alpine competition
Estabrook placed sixth in the
slalom, Donna Wright took fifth in
both giant slalom and slalom while
Carolyn Wilson was ninth in the
Meanwhile, in cross country action, the Thunderbird women totally overpowered all other teams. The
relay team, consisting of Cathy
Beynon, Estabrook and Jane
Roots easily won the relay. Individually Roots won the five
kilometer race followed by Beynan
(fifth) and Estabrook (seventh).
"With our new additions to the
team we should be able to repeat as
conference champions and also do
very well at the national championships to be held in New
Hampshire," Crowson said Monday.
Last year's ail-American combined champion John Hilland and
team stalwart fell during the giant
slalom and was not a factor in the
combined title while his brother
Bruce, the team manager, is currently out of action with a sore
back. When those two national
team class skiers get back to top
form the 'Birds should really be
On Jan. 14 and 15, UBC will host
the next conference meet at Mount
Baldy, Osoyoos. Later this month,
on Jan. 28 and 29, Simon Fraser
will host a meet on Grouse Mountain right after the intramural
Grouse Mountain Ski Challenge on
Jan. 27. Make plans to go out and
support the ski 'Birds that weekend.
Tues,, Jan. 11
Free Lunch sponsored by Hillel Mothers —
12:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 12
"Rap with the Rabbi" - 12:30 p.m.
Supper and  Guest speaker  Mrs.   Phyllis
Solomon — 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 13
Network Seminar — Convention Report —
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan,
Oneg Shabbat
1007 West 46th Ave. 8:00


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