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Array Not a nice day
Vol. LXVII, No. 42
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, March 8,1985
f >-i  48 228-2301
Pedersen quits UBC
UBC president George Pedersen
resigned yesterday as "a strong personal statement of concern about
what is happening to the universities
of this province."
Pedersen told a hastily called
news conference in Law 102 Thurs
day afternoon that "if my resignation does nothing more than dramatize to the general public the plight
of our university system, it will be
an action worthy of the taking."
Vice president academic Robert
Smith becomes acting president as
of today, until UBC's board of gov
ernors selects a permanent president. The selection committee will
be chaired by UBC chancellor Robert Wyman and will include senate,
board, faculty, student and alumni
Pedersen's resignation comes only one week before the provincial
government budget is to be announced, and three weeks before
UBC's next fiscal year.
Pedersen said he has been released from his contractual obligations
at UBC — he served 20 months of a
five year term — to become president of the University of Western
Ontario, likely before Aug. 1.
Pedersen said he does not debate
the need for provincial and federal
restraint. "The processes for
achieving restraint are what I find
impossible," he said.
"What is impossible, to be more
specific, is the uncertainty and the
complete lack of planning that is
going on in this province as it relates to our university system."
Pedersen said while UBC's next
fiscal year is less than three weeks
away UBC still does not know its
new budget, although universities
have repeatedly asked for earlier
and more frequent financial information.
"All we do is spend our time reacting, and reacting in a time frame
that is in my view virtually impossible."
He said: "If we get hit with a five
per cent cut when that budget
speech comes down, I do not honestly believe this university can respond to that."
Pedersen said he has too much
pride as an administrator to remain
in a situation preventing him from
providing strong leadership. He
outlined five suggestions for improvement.
• the B.C. public must pay
much more attention to universities,
because the province's future rests
with educated young people;
• the provincial government
should acknowledge in positive
ways the importance of its educational system, including its universities;
• there should be serious
thought given to public policy and
the role universities can play improving our competitiveness in a
competitive world;
• there needs to be thoughtful,
multi-year planning;
• the government should exercise extreme caution about the extent to which it chooses to intervene
in the direct operation of universities.
Pedersen said he did not go looking for a job but was offered the
new position, adding he felt relationships between universities and
government are more of a partnership in Ontario.
He said he suspected some people
will be disappointed and angry
about the decision and its timing.
"All I can say to you is that I understand those kinds of reactions as
very human ones and can only offer
my regrets.
"However, I want to be sure that
you understand that I do not apologize in any way for my past performance, or for my decision to
"I believe that I have given it the
very best shot that I can, often
seven days a week, frequently 16 to
18 hours a day for the last two
years, and I have come to the conclusion that it simply is a good time
to leave."
Board passes all fees
administration asks for
UBC'S FORMER PRESIDENT K. George Pedersen tells the press all at going away media event.
-charhe fidelman photo
UBC's board of governors passed
all the contentious fees UBC's administration proposed at an in-cam-
era meeting Thursday.
The board raised undergraduate
tuition fees 10 per cent on average,
raised differential fees from 1.5 to
2.5 times normal fees, raised graduate student fees by as much as 100
per cent, imposed a $12 fee on grad-
The school of architecture mounted a media campaign at Robson
Square Thursday in an effort to defend the survival of their program
at UBC.
Students who say they've been
denied information 'on the process
of cutting programs, rapidly organized a public awareness campaign. They placed large banners by
the Vancouver Art Gallery and
other locations downtown and held
an all-day information booth in
front of the gallery.
One eight by 30 foot banner read:
"Fight university program
closures." The architecture students
at the information booth solicited
signatures on a petition intended
for former president Pedersen, collecting more than 1,400 signatures
by noon.
Several organizations have asked
for petitions to circulate, said Frank
D'Ambrosio, architecture 3, includ
ing the Vancouver library, Duthies,
the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Expo staff members.
Ian Abercrombie, architecture 3,
said he has had little difficulty gathering signatures. "I think we are
getting enough support to maintain
the architectural program next
year," he said.
Teams of two people went to
every practising architectural firm
in Vancouver and North and West
Vancouver soliciting letters of support for the school, D'Ambrosio
said. "The support is excellent,
Pedersen's office has complained
about the barrage of telephone calls
to their office."
The form letters circulated state
that the school of architecture "will
be sacrificed out of financial and
bureaucratic expediency, and not
for sound, educational reasons."
Architecture is one of the programs that has been asked to justify
its existence or be discontinued, in
one of the letters acting president
Robert Smith sent to faculties in
early February. Smith sent letters to
all 12 faculties asking for justifications on 35 different programs, and
the responses are due today.
Assistant architecture professor
Andrew Gruft said the planning
process for cuts has to start with educational and academic priorities
and then advance to the "means at
the disposal to achieve these objectives." UBC is doing the reverse,
Gruft said.
"But you can only cut small programs and one of a kind units which
do not threaten the continuance of
a university. You cannot cut English or chemistry and still have a
university," he added.
Smith denied earlier that "one of
a kind" programs were singled out.
Seventy-five per cent of the programs targeted for discontinuance
are one of a kind, Gruft said, adding that Smith's assertion that no
decision has been made on what to
cut is a "semantic argument."
Smith said former president
George Pedersen publicly denied
the existence of a hit list in a recent
letter to the Province newspaper.
But Gruft said there was no rebuttal
in Pedersen's letter responding to
the two week old article, and called
the letter "weak nonsense. And
after two weeks it is like closing the
bam doors after the horses have
Architecture director Douglas
Shadbolt said the faculty is behind
the students and supports them
Alma Mater Society president
Glenna Chestnutt said student
council passed a motion Wednesday
to send letters in support of the Architecture Undergraduate Society to
the president and to senate. "If Ar-
chus is cut, the AMS will support
them in a boycott of all UBC
classes, Chestnutt said.
uate students to pay off the disputed graduate student centre debt,
and imposed a $32 athletic fee on all
Board chair David MacLean said
the original motions had been altered slightly in that a management
structure for the new athletic fee
would be worked out with students,
and the graduate student centre
debt will be arrived at after negotiations with the Graduate Student Society.
He added the administration will
examine its student aid system and
consider improving it.
"Considering the economic
times," MacLean said, "the board
has worked very hard to determine
fair decisions."
He said tuition had to be increased or the university would have had
to cut $3.2 million from its operating budget. He said he doubted the
Alma Mater Society, which said if
the board imposed the athletics fee
it would break a 1968 agreement,
had a legal argument.
"They've only got a note signed
by the board's secretary," MacLean
said, adding he thought a contract
had to be agreed upon and signed
by both parties.
MacLean said a solid majority
voted for all the motions.
Student board member Don Holubitsky said the board listened seriously to the four student presentations before the in-camera session
and  seriously discussed the  fees,
Turn to page 4: SMITH Page 2
Friday, March 8, 1985
Montreal student heads peace initiative without government help
MONTREAL (CUP) — A Montreal university student is planning
to follow in former prime minister
Pierre Trudeau's footsteps with a
new peace mission to the capitals of
Britain, China, France, the U.S.A.
and the USSR, but this time without a maple leaf flapping in the
Patrick Parisot, a political science graduate student at l'Universite du Quebec a Montreal, is re
cruiting 20 young people for the
the peace tour. He is not restricting
those participating on their nationality, but is recruiting mainly at
Quebec CEGEPS and universities.
Candidates must be between 18
to 30 years old and write a 250-word
essay in English or French "on the
subject of peace addressed to tht
youth of all nations and world leaders."
"I don't want a discourse that
points the finger at one party or
another," Parisot said.
He said young people whose discourse is "the most above political
ideologies and partisan politics"
will be picked for the trip.
Parisot said the trip will cost
$100,000 which he plans to raise
through private donations. He does
not want any government money.
In fact, Parisot wants to distance
himself  from  the  government  as
much as possible. He wrote Trud-
eau to say he wanted absolutely no
support from Trudeau. Trudeau
wrote back to say he was on sabbatical and so could not take on any
Parisot asked for support, but
not money, from the International
Year of Youth secretariat of the
youth ministry in Ottawa. The ministry, is apparently concerned about
getting as much visibility as pos
sible, said they would not support
him unless he accepted money from
Parisot refused.
Application forms can be picked
up at most universities' student services desks, or by calling Clubtours
in Montreal.
The peace carollers will leave
Aug. 1 and return Sept. 5, spending
about one week in each of the five
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Page 3
Not a nice day
Socreds plan rewards, cuts
The Social Credit government is
planning special financial bonuses
to reward universities willing to cut
back and even eliminate some programs, the universities minister told
the Sun Tuesday.
The statement comes three weeks
after Pat McGeer dismissed as "ridiculous" statements by the University of Victoria president and faculty association president that the
provincial government was offering
more money if UVic cut anthropology, sociology, political science and
McGeer told the Sun the provincial budget, to be announced next
Thursday, will contain new financing formulas and inducements for
universities to engage in a process
of "academic renewal." McGeer
denied the government is trying to
dictate which programs are cut. All
three B.C. universities face budget
deficits this year due to government
"The universities are best able to
come to grips with this. They recognize there's no purpose in maintaining programs for which there is little
demand," he said.
But McGeer, while refusing to be
specific, said universities had made
some unwise choices, had courses
with only a few students in them,
and produced graduates wjio lacked
Former UBC president George
Pedersen referred to McGeer's
comments in his resignation speech
Thursday. Pedersen said that "with
respect to this year's budget allocation, I don't like what appears to be
the implication that there is going to
be a certain amount of government
intervention on the program side if
we are going to be properly
Pedersen warned the government
to be very careful in the extent it
chooses to intervene in the direct
operation of universities. But he
said he made the decision to resign
before financing "incentives" were
Pharmacology head Dr. Morley
Sutter said the government's pro
posals constitute unprecedented interference, inconsistent with how
universities operate in the Western
"It smacks of a dictatorship
when governments interfere directly
like that," Sutter said.
Ogryzlo says UBC process
requires more public input
Deciding which UBC programs
will be eliminated and cut after the
provincial budget is being done
without proper discussion on campus, the faculty association president said Thursday.
Elmer Ogryzlo called for a full
debate in senate before any final decisions are made on program cuts.
"If it's done behind closed doors it
doesn't gain the support it would
have otherwise," he said.
Ogryzlo said Simon Fraser University's program cuts were handled
much more openly, with the proposals coming out in the fall.
New acting president Robert
Smith sent letters to all 12 faculties
early in February asking why 35
programs should not be trimmed or
discontinued. Smith said earlier the
letters are not recommendations for
cuts but questions that will culminate in recommendations.
Letters to the deans of arts and
medicine outline the possible elimination of the family and nutritional sciences school, the religious
studies department and the history
of science and medicine program.
The letters ask for a response by today.
Areas facing size reductions include the departments of classics,
pharmacology, neurological science, physiology, and health care
and epidemiology.
Other areas where justification is
required are the schools of architecture, dental hygiene, and community and regional planning, and the
speech sciences area in arts.
Student board of governors
member Nancy Bradshaw said she
finds the decision-making process
frustrating, adding there should be
more student and faculty input into
what is cut.
Student board member Don Holubitsky said he is concerned because
the decision process is largely confidential and will go ahead without
the real approval of senate as a
whole, and the university commun
ity. Senate must approve any program cuts.
Robert Smith denied Thursday
the current budget-cut planning is
being done behind closed doors.
He said the letters sent out are
not confidential, but are part of
"management communications."
He said he does not want to meddle
with the deans but will leave it up to
them to spread the information.
See page 4: SMITH
AMS supports
Student council agreed Wednesday night to lend its support to the architectural department's fight for survival.
Architecture representative Drew Rose presented Alma Mater Society
council with an information package at the beginning of the meeting which
suggested UBC might close down some disciplines, including the school of
architecture, because of budget cutbacks.
During his presentation Rose said he did not know what other courses
might be eliminated, but suggested rehabilitation medicine was a target. He
asked for council's support in the matter and urged individual members to
write letters to the administration on behalf of the threatened programs.
A motion was later drafted authorizing AMS president Glenna Chestnutt
to write letters to UBC president George Pedersen and the UBC senate asking for clarification of the status of threatened disciplines, a complete list
of the programs in question and a list of criteria for deciding which programs would be under fire.
The letter will also ask the senate to reconsider their decision not to promise students they can finish a program once registered in it.
Student board of governors representative Don Holubitsky suggested the
amendment. "The senate has completely ignored students on this issue,"
he said.
The motion passed.
♦      *      *
See page 4: COUNCIL
— chariie fidelman photo
ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS GATHER signatures of support outside
the Robson Media Centre.
Knud taught elementary school, UVic students
Knud George Pedersen resigned
yesterday as UBC's eighth president
after serving 20 months of his five
year contract.
Pedersen, who took office July 1,
1983, oversaw stormy university
times. Just one week after taking
office the provincial government introduced Bill 3, which threatened to
abolish university tenure.
That December Pedersen learned
UBC faced a five per cent funding
cut for 1984-85 and helped plan
UBC's response — across the board
cuts, 33 per cent tuition fee hikes,
enrolment restrictions, early retirement of professors, and a hiring
That spring UBC's administration faced fire as it took over the
graduate student centre and axed
special education. And Pedersen
gradually became less vocal in his
criticism of provincial government
policies towards universities,
because as he said recently the
government was vindictive enough
to make things tougher in response.
Pedersen  had  been  taking  the
university's case to business and
others  recently,   and  was  openly
frustrated that UBC still did not
know its 1985-86 budget, although
the fiscal year begins in April.
Pedersen   was   Simon   Fraser
University president from 1979 until
he came to UBC, and before that he
was academic vice president at the
University of Victoria from 1975 to
React ion to resignation mixed
Reaction to the resignation of
UBC president George Pedersen
Thursday has been mixed.
Board of governors chair David
MacLean said Thursday the university will go on without any individual, including George Pedersen,
and the decision-making process
will not stop.
MacLean said: "Robert Smith
(the acting president and former
vice president academic) has full authority to do what has to be done."
The board is entirely behind him,
MacLean said, adding this is a
credit to Pedersen's choices for vice
presidential positions.
Student board member Don Hol
ubitsky said it was unfortunate for
students that Pedersen quit now,
just before the budget is set.
After the board's in-camera session the board filed out quickly to
watch media coverage on BCTV's
six o'clock news program. Mac-
Lean said the program could have
been worse.
Board member Gerald Hobbs
said after: "Wait and see how Victoria reacts," and laughed. He refused to comment further when
Universities minister Pat McGeer
told reporters in Victoria he wishes
Pedersen well in his new position.
He thanked Pedersen for his work
at B.C.'s three universities. McGeer
refused to comment on Pedersen's
reasons for leaving, saying reporters
should ask Pedersen himself.
Acting president Robert Smith,
when asked if he would run for
UBC president said, "I haven't
given it a thought." He added that
"it's been a rather hectic 24 hours."
Faculty association president Elmer Ogryzlo said the association
unanimously passed a resolution at
a meeting Thursday afternoon
which said the association expresses
its appreciation for past services to
UBC by Pedersen.
"I think the loss to UBC is
greater than any gain we would
have from the publicity," Ogryzlo
1979.   He  was   UVic's  education
dean from 1972 to 1975.
For 13 years, from 1952 to 1965,
Pedersen was a teacher, vice principal and principal at five elementary and secondary schools in North
Pedersen graduated from the
former provincial normal school in
1952 and from UBC in 1959 in
history and geography. He received
his master of arts degree at the
University of Washington in 1964 in
geography and administration, and
his doctor of philosophy degree
from the University of Chicago in
1967 for research on the administration and economics of education.
Pedersen serves ort the board of
directors of MacMillan Bloedel, the
Vancouver Board of Trade, and
PAPRICAN. Originally from Northern Alberta, Pedersen grew up in
Chilliwack. He is married with two
children. Page 4
Friday, March 8, 1985
Council agreed to make talk
From page 3
Council also agreed to make oral
and written presentations to the
board of governors opposing the 10
per cent tuition fee increase voted
on by the board Thursday.
AMS external affairs coordinator
Duncan Stewart received a go-
ahead to argue against the increase
— which passed — on behalf of the
AMS when he saw the board Thursday afternoon.
Stewart said he would structure
his argument along two lines of attack: First, students are paying 46
per cent more in tuition than they
were paying in 1983.
"We're not all making millions
of dollars; we haven't all got parents who are making millions of
dollars," he said.
Second, Stewart said he would
point out that by raising its tuition
fees UBC would become the most
expensive university in Western
Canada, and the board should expect another decline in enrolment if
tuition were increased.
"Given another increase, we are
not only not competitive, we are on
Smith pleased
by board vote
over fees
From page 1
particularly tuition fees.
"The question was will tuition
fees act as a disincentive?" Holubitsky said. He said he himself believes
the tuition increase will damage accessibility and lead to a drop in the
quality of students attending UBC.
Looking at the student loan system, tuition and cost of living in Alberta compared to UBC, he said a
student would have to be irrational
to come to UBC.
But he said the effect on graduate
students should be less severe because they have a larger pool of
grants to draw from to support
Asked about the athletic fee,
Holubitsky said: "It was going in
regardless (of student input)." He
didn't know how the AMS would
react to the fee's imposition despite
AMS opposition, he added.
New acting president Robert
Smith said the administration is
pleased that the board accepted its
Bruce Paisley was inadvertently
quoted out of context in the Feb. 8
story, "AMS worker participates in
event." The article states that
Paisley said "fuck off" when asked
about his involvement in the Lady
Godiva Ride. Actually, he said
"fuck you" when one of the
reporters present, speaking as a student, asked him to resign.
Later, in the hallway outside the
room where the first exchange took
place, Paisley responded to questions about his involvement in
various ways, but did say "fuck
off" or "fuck you" several times.
a different planet in terms of tuition
fees," he said.
Stewart pointed out a university
education in Alberta costs hundreds
of dollars less than at UBC.
*      ♦      *
Council voted to hold a student
referendum March 27, 28 and 29 to
decide if the UBC administration
should be given control of athletic
The proposed referendum will
suggest control of athletic fees —
now in the hands of the AMS — be
given to a body formed by the administration.
The proposed body would have
50 per cent student representation,
powers which can only be changed
by referendum, total control of the
athletic budget, and authority to
make binding decisions with board
of governor approval.
Traditionally athletic fees have
only been raised with a student referendum, following an informal
agreement between the administration and the AMS made during the
The board of governors passed a
motion Thursday raising athletic
fees by $32 without soliciting student approval.
Smith won't release lists
From page 3
"I do not want to release the letters," he said.
Asked how students will have a
say in program cuts he said: "Students are already involved in that
students are represented on
senate." There are 17 students on
the 87-member senate.
Smith said the term "hit list" being used to describe the letters is unfortunate and has "consumed far
too much of our energy." He said
former president George Pedersen
publicly denied the existence of a hit
list in a recent letter published in the
Province newspaper.
Brahn Weisman, community and
regional planning head, said Thursday his school has had to justify its
existence and said this was done
through a letter to the graduate
studies dean.
Robert Shutz, head of the school
of physical education, said the recreation program, with 100 students,
is coming under close scrutiny. He
added a detailed report has been
sent to the education dean.
Quebec professors
cycle for funding
university professors are on the
After sounding the trumpet in
Montreal on Valentine's day, a
group of them set off on a provincial tour to Hull, Lennoxville,
Quebec, Rimouski, Rouyn, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivieres: the
seven other Quebec cities which
have universities. The tour will end
March 21.
The group calling itself "The
Quebec University Teachers," is
spreading the word: underfunding
by the Quebec government is
strangling the province's universities. They represent 5,500 of the
6,833 university professors in the
The professors are spending
$200,000 on the publicity campaign, which includes large ads in
every Quebec daily newspaper, the
speaking tour and a series of pamphlets on how underfunding effects
arts, women on campus, and other
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Spokespeople for several other
areas, including the school of nursing, the forestry faculty, and the departments of pharmacology, classics, and Hispanic and Italian studies, said they have compiled detailed reports on their programs and
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The following is a list of AMS clubs which will be
deconstituted effective March 25, 1985 for failing to
adhere to AMS Clubs regulations. The clubs listed
below have not submitted either a 1984/85 budget
and/or a membership list (including executive) and/or a
constitution. Please see the Administration Assistant in
SUB Rm 238 for more details.
Aikido Karate Club
Amateur Radio Society
Amnesty International
Apathy Club
Aqua Society
Astronomy & Aerospace Club
Ballet UBC Jazz
Baltic Association
Bio-resource Engineering
Brotherhood of Benevolent
Campus Cavaliers
Campus Pro-Life
Charismatic Christian
Christian Publications
Chemical Engineering Club
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Curling Club
Dance Club
Debating Society
Eight O'Clock Swim Club
Geophysics Society
Health Sciences Students
Slavonic Circle
Social Credit Party Club
Speech Hearing Club
Student Christian Movement
Student Council for
Exceptional Children
Student Pugwash Association
Students for Peace Et
Mutual Disarmament
Theatre Students Association
Transportation Club
Ukranian Student Club
Informed Students
International Cooking Club
Japan Exchange Club
Karate Club
Law Soccer Club
Licentiate In Accounting Club
Lutheran Students Movement
Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Engineering Club
Model Parliament Club
Music Students Association
My Jong Kung Fu Club
New Democratic Party Club
Newman Catholic Club
Palestine Education
Physics Students Society
Political Science Students
Psuedo-lntellectual Students
Public Interest Research
Recreation Undergraduate
Rockers co-op
Sky Diving Club
Underwater Hockey Club
Urban Land Economics Club
Vancouver Adventure Et Travel
Varsity Christia,. Fellowship
Visually Impaired Students
Wildlife Club
Windsurfing Club
Wing Chun Kung Fu Club
Women's Engineering Club
Wu Shu Club
along with the books. Friday, March 8, 1985
Page 5
Tragedy linked to fisheries cuts
A government fisheries researcher and part time UBC PhD student killed his family and then
himself Monday, apparently due to
anxiety over losing his job.
The bodies of Joe Cheng, his wife
Mabel, and their two children Oty
and Janny, 16 and eight years old,
all with knife wounds, were found
in the bloodstained upstairs of their
locked Richmond home Monday.
Mabel Cheng and the children
had their skulls fractured with a
baseball   bat,   Richmond-Burnaby
district coroner Gerry Tilley said
Cheng, 47, worked at the
Fisheries and Oceans Technology
Research Laboratory at UBC,
located near TRIUMF, which is being closed March 31 due to federal
government cutbacks. He had been
a chemist there for 17 years and he
was a year from a doctorate in
biochemistry through the food science department.
Eight or nine of the 16 people
layed off have accepted new job,
but Cheng, who had been to several
interviews, hadn't found a new job,
Enrolment drops
under Pinochet
said   federal   fisheries   department
spokesperson Eric Alexander.
Cheng recently had his "surplus
status" extended for two months
to May 31, said Alexander, adding
this gave him preference in hiring
for any public service job where he
met the minimum qualifications.
The closure of this lab is part of
the cutbacks outlined last fall in
finance minister Michael Wilson's
financial statement, Alexander
said. The government tried to avoid
cutting essential services to the
fishing community, he said, adding,
"It   was   an   area   of   research
(developing methods of storing and
preserving fish products) that could
easily be replaced by industry."
"It's a pretty delicate situation
with this tragedy; its hard to discuss
without sounding callous," he said.
Don Dutton, a UBC psychology
professor specializing in applied
social psychology, said Thursday
U.S. studies have shown that as the
unemployment rate increases in a
linear fashion, the pathological effects increase exponentially.
"Every time you get a one per
cent increase in the unemployment
rate, you get a four per cent in-
University enrolment has dropped sharply in Chile from 140,000
to 25,000 in the last 11 years since
Augusto Pinochet seized power in a
coup, a representative of Chile's
new democratic movement said
When Pinochet first came to
power 50 per cent of the people supported him, now only 10 per cent
There are only three alternatives
for Chile, Alex Rios said in Buch
"The first alternative favors the
regime but not Pinochet. The second alternative, the one on the centre, the Christian democrats, favors
waiting until the dictator steps
down. Finally the one on the left
seeks the overthrow of the regime
through violence. 1 am a representative of the alternative of the left,"
he said.
Rios said recently the Reagan administration had sent an envoy to
Chile on what was happening there.
After consulting with the military,
the church, and the people, the envoy concluded Chile was in "good
hands." This means Pinochet will
receive American approval and support for the next four years, he said.
When asked about the university
system in Chile he asked, what university system?
He said Chilean university boards
are headed by generals and the faculties of nearly all the schools have
dropped general arts courses.
"The new economic order
brought from the United States advocates commerce and engineering
over philosophy," he said. He added that under Salvador Allende, the
democratically elected leader killed
in the night, courses were offered
for the workers. The full-time student population increased, he said,
from 70,000 to 140,000.
When asked about Canadian
government dealings with Chile, he
said Canadian trade relations are
normal. "To accept Chilean goods
is to starve our people," he added.
American relations with Chile are
much more extensive. The CNI, the
Chilean equivalent of the CIA, was
set up and trained by the United
States, Rios said. He added all
Chile's top officers in the military
and political establishment are
trained at West Point, the prestigious American military academy.
Rebel Spectacular '85 — a coalition of the UBC Anarchist Club,
the Socialist Education Society, and
Latin American Support Committee — sponsored the event.
— Charlie fidelman photo
UBC PRESIDENT George Pedersen looks toward greener pastures at University of Western Ontario.
Right-wing student papers going broke
MONTREAL (CUP)—Some right-
wing student newspapers in the
U.S. are now broke or struggling to
keep publishing, after being spoiled
by "corporate welfare" from the
Institute for Educational Affairs,
say a prominent U.S. conservative
and Washington political research
"A lot of papers started up by the
IEA have failed," said Fred
Clarkson, research director of Interchange, a Washington-based independent national organization
which monitors right-wing activity.
"The IEA is corporate welfare
for rich students who can't go out
and earn an honest living or publish
newspapers by advertising," he
The IEA , formed in 1979 by
William Simon, U.S. treasurer
under the Nixon administration,
and Irviiig Kristol, well-known conservative philosopher, has funded
69 newspapers in North America,
including at least seven in Canada.
Michael Johns, editor-in-chief of
an ultra-conservative publication at
the Unviersity of Miami, the Miami
Tribune, says his publication is the
only one in the IEA network which
has become self-sufficient through
"The struggling ones
(newspapers) make the mistake of
relying on the welfare state of the
IEA," he said.
While conservatives and
members of the New Right complain they often encounter difficulty in airing their  views on  Nort
American campuses, Clarkson says
their reliance on "corporate
welfare" is in contradiction of the
spirit of the free market.
"I appreciate the complaints
about the suppression of conservative student newspapers has to be
the greatest hypocrisy of free enterprise advocacy," he said.
The established Canadian ultra-
conservative student magazines say
they rely on funding from private
donors. McGill Magazine, University of Toronto Magazine, and
Libertas at Queen's, received IEA
subsidies or start-up grants. The
magazines at McGill and U of T
of Montreal, the target of a boycott
by other student newspapers on
those campuses because of its lending policies to the South African
The University of Toronto
Magazine published fewer issues
this year and with only a small
amount of advertising. This year,
McGill Magazine dropped its professional layout, has few ads and
appears to be publishing on a reduced schedule.
The IEA — which Clarkson says
has questionable legitimacy as an
educational   institution   —   was
creat;d when four major corporate foundations contributed
$100,000 to its formation. They are:
the John Olin, Smith Richardson,
J.M. Foundations and the Scaife
Family Charitable Trusts.
In its 1983 annual report, president Phillip Marcus described the
accomplishments of the IEA: "The
IEA has committed, repeatedly and
successfully, acts of intellectual en-
trepreneurship. In a brief five years
the IEA has become one of the nation's largest grant-giving foundations
"We have dared to challenge the
adversary culture."
Soviet political system remains stable
The Soviet political system will
remain stable despite a possible
alteration in its leadership, a Soviet
specialist said Tuesday.
"I do not foresee any significant
change in the political realm," Paul
Marantz, a UBC political science
professor, told a group of twenty-
two people in Buch. B221.
He said the Soviet Union has a
highly conservative leadership who
believe all activity must be directed
from above. "They are very
mistrustful of change," he said.
Although Marantz said "no one
really expects revolution or reaction
(back to Stalinism)," he said to expect some change in the economic
The growth rate of the Soviet
economy has been declining, and
Maantz speculated that the Soviet
Union may follow the examples of
China and Hungary and permit
limited private enterprise. He said
the agriculture and service sectors in
particular could be made to be more
Marantz said a major problem
with Soviet industry is the workers.
Because all enjoy equal benefits and
job security, incentives to excel are
He said a future Soviet government may use more bonuses for efficient workers and more penalties
for unproductive workers. "Many
of these economic reforms will not
be popular," said Marantz.
Marantz said the lecture was a
reminder of the ill health of the current Soviet leader, Konstantin
"It's quite clear that he's very ill,
but how ill, we can't say," said
Marantz. He added that the Soviet
press provides no real information
on the topic.
Chernenko has missed several important engagements in the past
three months, and recent film clips
showed him looking pale and weak.
However, Marantz cautioned
against writing Chernenko off immediately as Sovietologists did for
six years with Leonid Brezhnev,
"he too may hang on for many
years, but the odds are against it,"
said Marantz.
crease in the suicide rate and the
homicide rate and a six pefcent increase in the number of admissions
to mental institutions for the first
time," he said.
"In some ways it might be
heavier on upper middle class people because they have so much invested in their career," he added.
Fred Iviney, a fisheries and
oceans department personnel
manager, said the lab had been
working on how to preserve herring
roe, and on pumps which do less
harm to herring.
He said Cheng had a chemistry
degree from New Brunswick and a
pharmacy diploma from Taiwan.
Cheng was experienced in aquatic
toxicity research, he said.
Lab employees have been
directed not to talk to the press but
fellow worker Glen Gibbard told
the Sun Wednesday: "He wasn't a
quiet guy, not a gregarious guy, just
a good guy."
B.C.'s unemployment rate was
16.4 per cent last January, the second highest in Canada, according
to Statistics Canada.
U of Regina
president vows
to resign
REGINA (CUP) — The University of Regina administration president has vowed to resign if the
university is forced to close any
more programs of colleges.
"I've indicated I'm a builder, not
a buster," Lloyd Barber told a
packed university faculty council
meeting recently. "If the university
is facing a major winding down,
they will have to find someone else
to do it because I'm not capable of
doing it. I wasn't hired to do it."
Grappling with a $3 million
deficit, the university board of
governors is searching for ways to
make the cuts. A proposal drawn
up in October calls for a 15 per cent
tuition fee hike, closure of the
university's extension program,
athletics program, sculpture studio
and music conservatory in the event
of two per cent funding increase
next year.
The Saskatchewan government,
however, has hinted it will freeze
university funding in the 1985-86
academic year.
Students are concerned the
university will close its fine arts college, a source of worry since the
government formed a committee
last summer to investigate the province's deteriorating fine arts
education. Students fear the committee may recommend the
amalgamation of the province's two
fine arts colleges at the U of R and
the University of Saskatchewan.
"It's not like a steel mill where
you can shut down production for
one month and then start it up the
next," Barber said. If the university
shuts down the college "you
couldn't start doing it until 1986 or
1987, and it would take six or seven
years for a phase "out."
Barber said the university would
increase tuition fees or its deficit
before recommending closure of the
fine arts college.
Lori Latta, student council president, says Barber's decision to
resign will not likely result in "one
iota of good" and expressed regret
at his stand. She said Barber should
take responsibility for the university
because he was president when the
university became increasingly
mired in financial difficulties.
UBC faces a $7.4 million deficit
next year if the province gives UBC
a zero per cent funding increase,
and a $15 million deficit if the
government cuts funds five per cent
as it did last year. The board of
governors votes Thursday on increasing tuition 10 per cent. Page 6
Friday, March 8, 1985
Bishop's makes fighting back hard
Canadian University Press
Etienne walked down Alexandra
street in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on a
bright March afternoon. A few
hundred yards from his home, three
young men began to taunt him, calling him "tapette" or queer. They
then grabbed the helpless Etienne
and viciously beat him. Despite
severe injuries to his ribs, jaw and
right eye, he managed to struggle to,
his nearby home.
But he did not call the police or
even go to the hospital. His past experience taught him that as a gay
man, he would only receive further
abuse at the hands of the police. Instead, the young transvestite hid at
home for more than two hours, until friends finally found him and
rushed him to the hospital.
Etienne died a few hours later, on
March 11, 1980, his broken body lying in a hospital bed.
*      *       *
Lennoxville, just 5 km. from
Sherbrooke, is very much a college
town. Bishop's University is the
centre of activity for this small
Eastern Townships community
and, understandably, has a lot of
influence on the people living there.
The Bishop's student newspaper,
The Campus, came to the defense
of Westman and his group following the attack on Westman. Editor
Susan Milner denounced the
"strong streak of bigotry hidden
beneath licentiousness" at Bishop's
and the paper editorially supported
the Gay Alliance.
Newspaper staffers received
death threats and abusive phone
calls over the issue. The Disciples of
Anita Bryant wrote in to the
deplore the Campus' editorial
policy and "the giving of space and
publicity to perverts."
Bishop's and Lennoxville became
surrounded with a climate of fear as
lesbian and gay students burrowed
deeper into their closets for safety.
Westman, still the only gay person
on campus, was beaten up three
more times that school year. The
last two times his glasses were
broken and he had to wear a bandage over his left eye.
It was also in the 1979-80
academic year that Etienne was
murdered by queer bashers.
Westman and Etienne had just
started a new bilingual gay group in
nearby Sherbrooke, called
L'Association Gaie de l'Estrie, at
"When an administration is so quick
to issue a disclaimer for gay content
but remains silent about a vigilante
action on its campus, you know what
stand it takes/'
In October, 1979, a fairly innocuous classified ad appeared in
the Bishop's University administration bulletin looking for students to
start a campus gay club. "Any
homosexual students interested in
forming a Gay Students' Alliance
are invited to contact Daron
Westman at Box 631," the ad read.
This sentence led to the creation
of the first gay rights club at
Bishop's. It also triggered a vicious
wave of anti-gay violence and
hatred in the small university community.
Most of the notes sent to
Westman's box number were hate
letters, such as one addressed to
Daron "The Queer" Westman
which called him a "cock-sucking,
anus-licking dildoe(sic)." Another
letter from a group calling itself the
Disciples of Anita Bryant threatened to "break your fucking arms and
legs permanently."
The six gay men and three lesbians who responded to Westman's
notice began making plans in early
October to approach the student
council for official club status and
But on the evening of Oct. 16,
Westman was attacked and beaten
by two men who threatened to
break his legs if he continued to
promote the campus gay group.
Westman's visibility as a gay man
on campus made him the target of
violence and hostility, which
frightened the members of his new
Gay Alliance, who had been considering coming out as gays and lesbians on campus, into remaining in
the closet.
When Westman approached the
student council for funding and
recognition of the Gay Alliance, he
was told all clubs must submit a list
of at least ten names before funds
or recognition are given. The Gay
Alliance offered to show then council president Henry Wright a list on
condition it be kept secret because
the members feared for their safety.
Wright refused, and the Gay
Alliance was forced to operate as an
underground group.
the time of Etienne's killing. The
impact of Etienne's death was
greatly felt in the nearby Lennoxville.
Etienne's murder also marked the
turning point of the Gay Students'
Alliance. The majority of its
members, frightened by what had
happened to Westman and Etienne,
deserted the Gay Alliance and
refused to have anything more to do
with the group. The three remaining
members, according to Westman,
responded by adopting a more
radical stance.
During -the summer of 1980,
Westman edited the Bishop's student handbook, the first to ever include material on gay and lesbian
students. The red and black cover
depicted a demonstation, with one
placard reading "Better Blatant
Than Latent". The handbook also
included short articles on police
harrassment and gay nightlife in
Lennoxville and Sherbrooke.
The introduction to the handbook, which was found most objec-
tionable by university administrators and student government, explained why it was important for the handbook to contain
gay material.
"We grow up in a strictly
heterosexist environment which implicitly and explicitly condemns our
sexual orientation," the introduction read. "Because we find no role
models in our own environment,
the media provides us with the first
images of what we are. The struggle
to break into the mass media is a
crucial part of the process of making a place for gay people in our
The 2,500 copies of the handbook were seized by the university
administration, sealed and hidden
in a closet. Their distribution was
delayed until a decision was made
on whether or not to delete the
pages with the offending gay
The student council debated for
two hours in a closed session
meeting what to do about the handbook. It was eventually decided that
student council would paste a
disclaimer inside the front cover
apologizing for the "inclusion of
any statements, articles and illustrations in this book which might be
considered to be in poor taste."
The handbooks were released to
students on Sept. 9, 1980. The same
evening, more than 75 students
gathered behind a Bishop's
residence to stage a 45 minute book
burning where more than 100 copies
of the handbook were torched.
Westman had been invited to the
burning by telephone.
The students said they burned the
books because they objected to
"fag propaganda."
"We're burning it because it's
useless trash," said one student,
while another shouted, "This is
what we should do to all faggots!"
Sondra Corry, a feminist activist
and former Bishop's student, later
wrote in the Campus: "In my opinion, the disclaimer incited the
book burning. When you have an
administration that condones
homophobic attitudes, the students
can be confident that such an extreme action will be met with the
silence it was. When an administration is so quick to issue a disclaimer
for gay content but remains silent
about a vigilante action on its campus, you know what stand it
The book burning incident was
not the last flare-up of anti-gay
violence at Bishop's. On Feb. 11,
1983, the student newspaper
published a four-page gay rights
supplement, co-ordinated by
Westman. He was the only person
to sign his name to the supplement.
About 500 copies of the Campus
were stolen from the newspaper's
office and trashed following its
On Feb. 13, Westman was attacked by three men wearing ski masks
and beaten. One of the men hit him
with a hockey stick.
Westman, Campus editor Bob
Palmer and his girlfriend Stephanie
Lindeburg, who did not even contribute to the issue, received letters
containing violent threats against
them. The extremely personal unsigned letters threatened to break
Westman's and Palmer's legs and to
rape Lindeburg.
"I didn't see anything (in the
issue) to get people upset," said
Lindeburg. The four-page supplement included a poem describing
violent attacks against gays, stories
on the daily experience and attitudes faced by gays and lesbians
and a history of the struggle for official recognition of the Bishop's
Gay Students' Alliance.
Exactly one week after the issue
was published, supporters from
Gay McGill and Gay and Lesbian
Friends of Concordia University
rallied on Bishop's campus in support of the newspaper.
Bishop's history over the past six
years shows the necessity of working together. Individuals who come
out alone or who are found out will
continue to be victimized, and gay-
people as a group will continue to
suffer, unless they fight back openly.
As Westman has proven, fighting
back openly is not an easy step.
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Page 7
Epic adventure endears audience
In the verdant coffee fields near a
Guatemalan village a group of
peasants toil until a gunshot signals
the end of the day. The laborers
make their way down a steep path,
the camera's eye on their dusty, ragged shoes and bare feet carrying the
heavy sacks full of red beans. Their
poverty and hard labor is accentuated by the surrounding luxurient
mountain country steeped in color
and mist.
El Norte
directed by Gregory Nava
at the Ridge Theatre
Fed up with being only a pair of
arms for the rich, the peasants attempt to organize a union — but are
murdered by the military.
El Norte tells the story of a
brother and sister who journey
from their small village to El Norte
—  the  United  States,  after their
from   old   Good   Housekeeping
The actors are real people rather
than universal symbols of the immigrant experience. And although
their story is similar to many others
who made such a journey this is not
a political film with a political statement. Instead we see personal and
intimate details of two lives. And
we are affectd by their saga intensely and honestly.
Enrique and Rose arrive in Tijuana, a cardboard city where
thousands of Latin Americans seek
refuge temporarily while enroute to
the north. This part of the film is
also filled with startling imagery but
the colors are lost in the drab, ugly
shacks and stacks of Tijuana. After
finding a coyote (a paid escort for
the border crossing), they crawl
through a rat infested drainage pipe
and finally see the San Diego
Enrique and Rose find the reality
"I  just   can't   have  her   scrubbing  all  that   laundry  by
hand . . ."
father is killed and their mother
taken away. The story is one full of
both stark reality and fantasy. It
conveys the adventures, excitement,
obstacles and tragedies of these two
people simply and poetically.
And there are no musical crescen-
dos to mark the weepy parts. Enrique (David Villalpand) and his
sister Rosa (Zaide Silvia Gutierrez),
flee north to a land of flush toilets
and lawn sprinklers to escape the
desperate fate of their parents.
Their   image   of   America   comes
of life in the north much harsher
than their Good Housekeeping
photos led them to believe. In a tiny
room in Los Angeles (with flush
toilets and electricity) alongside
thousands of other illegal immigrants in tiny dirty rooms, they
find work in the illegal
underground job market.
Enrique finds a job in a posh
four-star restaurant where the all
Mexican staff are fed croissants.
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when she can barely understand
spoken English.
However, the siblings enrol in a
foreign language class where they
perienced stage actors who are making their film debut in El Norte.
Unlike the characters they portray
they are very successful to the final
sad  conclusion  of El  Norte.   In-
ing in two categories simultaneously, home grown American as well as
foreign language. It also has the
distinction of being described by
Variety as the "first American In-
learn to say: "It is usually foggy
outside." Rosa solves her laundry
problem by doing the wash in the
century old method. But the lady of
the house is horrified, "I just can't
have her scrubbing all that laundry
by hand," she says.
Gutierrez and Villalpando are ex-
ciden tally, all the white actors are
token walk-ons.
The film's strength lies in its
strong vibrant visual images. It is
also one of the first to document illegal immigrant workers solely
through their eyes.
El Norte has the distinction of be-
dependent epic".
The 80 per cent Spanish film
(with English subtitles), co-written
by director Gregory Nava and his
producer wife Anna Thoma, was
made outside the studio system on
an extremely low budget. It is truly
an epic worth seeing.
Zaslove's End creative
Director Arne Zaslove's adaptation of the Bertolt
Brecht/Kurt Weill musicai Happy End is. unquestionably the most innovative production of Freddy
Wood's 1984/85 season. It is refreshing to see UBC's
bastion of theatrical conservatism stage something
other than a classic white elephant.
Happy End
directed by Arne Zaslove
at the Frederick Wood Theatre
Happy End is one of the lesser known plays in
Brecht's canon. It is more known for Weill's score
and, indeed, the original script is unremarkable in
comparison to his classics such as Three Penny Opera
and Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Zaslove takes this 1928 precursor of such classic
musicals as Guys and Dolls, with its Chicago gangsters
and Salvation Army lasses, and knits around it an ingenious context. It becomes a play within a play; the
audience not only watches Brecht's original but also
watches it being filmed as one of Hollywood's silent
David Fischer's elaborate revolving set is a movie set
on which the production is taking place. Actors and
crew mill around the periphery, shooting is stopped for
scene changes and lunch breaks, and the camera is rolled onto the set for closeups (no zoom lenses in 1930!).
The set, lighting, costumes and makeup are all designed to enhance this illusion of a black and white silent
The play opens with the film crew setting up for the
day's work and cast and crew view the previous day's
takes on an overhead screen. This addition of actual
footage further creates the illusion of the silent film.
Technically this production is polished and professional despite some minor sound problems.
Brecht's play is a wealth of highly stylized,
stereotypical characters that give the cast an oppor
tunity to exaggerate and indulge in a bit of playful
overacting. Chris Rosati is well cast as the director —
he hams it up considerably. hollering Auction! and Cut!
while lounging in his chair
The gang members are peri cct thugs."Mr. "NaVamura
(Mark Hopkins) with his buck teeth, kimono and
confusion of L's and R's is nothing short of hysterical.
Lyle Moon, as Sam, uses his lanky body to comic advantage and throws in a few dance steps for good measure.
Baby Face (Dion Luther) is a cocky young hoodlum,
intent on being tough but scared witless of his gun.
Luther's performance is also noteworthy as he plays
his role as the actor within the movie very well, loosening up before scenes, for instance.
Pamela Danglemaier, as the bold and virtuous
Hallelujah Lillian, is certainly the musical powerhouse
of the play. She is an impressively professional performer. John Payne as Bill Cracker, the head hood
whose 'tough exterior concealed a heart of stone," was
an ideal casting choice. His looks are vaguely reminiscent of Dick Tracy of comic book fame. Christina
Kaye as The Fly, the gang's leader, is a steamy vamp
Marlene Dietrich style.
Bruce Dow, Kathryn Bracht and Laura White are
competent in their roles as members of the Salvation
Army, but it is Corinne Hebden as Sister Mary with
her bow legs and hysterical laugh that steals that side
of the show.
Unlike many of Brecht's plays Happy End has virtually no political message. It is purely frivolous fun
and frolic for actors and audience alike. Kurt Weill's
tunes are memorable and only someone completely
tone deaf could leave the theatre without humming "It
was fantastic," the lyrics of the Gilbert and Sullivanes-
que finale.
Happy End is Freddy Wood's finest production this
season. Zaslove's adaptation enriches the original considerably and by putting the play on two different
levels he has made it doubly appealing. Bravo! Page 8
Friday, March 8, 1985
Knud does good
A few hours ago George became
former UBC president Pedersen.
His 20 months out at Point Grey
started with rumors of cutbacks
and ended yesterday, leaving a
shrunken and shaken university,
and more rumors of cutbacks.
He has had to deal, through the
largely Socred appointed board of
governors, with a government
whose neglect of universities has
been far from benign.
And you can't blame him for
wanting to leave the warm weather
and cold shoulder on the Pacific for
more central climes where there is a
tiny bit more appreciation of the
role of universities.
Nevertheless, he might have
done a little more to steel the university behind him and been more
open about university issues. And,
one might question Sis timing in
leaving right in the middle of a crisis
with essentially no warning.
Perhaps he shouldn't have saved
his big condemnation of government actions for his last day on the
job. If he had spoken out more
while president, as school boards
are doing now, he might have galvanized the university and eventually the general community into active agitation on universities' behalf. Then again, he did initially try
and the university didn't exactly
mobilize behind him.
But now Pedersen is moving to
the University of Western Ontario,
to become its new president, a
move that a few years ago would
have been a clear step down, but is
now  more  ambiguous  as   UBC's
reputation declines.
We can only thank George
Pedersen for trying and wish him
luck in his new post. We can also
give a cautious welcome to acting
president Robert Smith, not a man
known for a gentle touch, and whoever is appointed as our new president.
And we must hope UBC pulls itself together in this time of crisis,
with the budget just one week away
and difficult decisions on cuts
looming behind it. Perhaps a positive glimmer can come out of these
depressing times, in that the province will take heed of Pedersen's
act and the widespread publicity,
and think twice.
Rehab on cut list?
More straws
The new fees aren't the straw that broke the camel's back. But
they do differentiate between students choosing to come to UBC
or to leave the province.
With the imposition of higher undergraduate fees and new differential fees, UBC's board has doomed the university to becoming
a parochial university catering to the Lower Mainland.
It's true, UBC won't end. But it's alsr rue it is not going to attract students from Ottawa and Mon ton, Cranbrook and Fort
Saint John, Seattle and New Delhi. But we'll still get students from
Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver. Maybe this is what the board
and the provincial government want.
It doesn't make sense.
Dynamic organizations and institutions, whatever they are,
thrive on communication, interchanging ideas and experiences.
University is as much a social experience as an academic one. But
UBC has priced itself out of the market and it cannot expect many
energetic young people to come its way under the present conditions.
In the long run this will have economic, academic and
technological impacts on B.C.
UBC is costing more and offering less.
No, the new fees aren't the straw that broke the camel's back.
But they will contribute to this end.
UBC is declining quickly and steadily.
March 8, 1986
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"Misery loves company," snuffled Nicole Jean between sneezes. Apparently suitable company for misery included Stephen Wisenthal and Lise Magee.
Other virus incubators included Charlie Fidelman, Patti Flather and James Young. Robert Beynon, Victor Wong and Robby Robertson joined hands to
pray for the salvation of the sinners. Only sinners get colds. Angus Fraser, between mouthfuls of cookie, "Well (munch, munch) I think (munch) that
(munch) Betsy Goldberg and Rory Allen (munch) agree with me in that (munch, drin of milk) share and share alike." Yaku shook and mumbled over many
a fevered brow. THE DICTATORS held a conference to vote in a new constitution entitled "Grab the money and run, as it applies to hairy puce blorgs."
Premier Bill Bennett, suffering
another shortfall in mental capacity
while setting guidelines for the 1985
education budget, has stated that
the UBC rehabilitative medicine
program could be cut completely in
This move by the Socred government, amongst a wave of education
reductions, borders on the criminal
because rehabilitative medicine is
one of the most cost efficient programs on campus.
Nothing short than 100 per cent
of the approximately 100 students
enrolled in occupational or physiotherapy find jobs once they have
For every three job offerings in
the field there is only one therapist
available, meaning, that if anything
the faculty should be enlarged.
Also, rehabilitative medicine has
become an increasingly popular
career choice as 800 or more prospective students make inquiries to
the department every year.
After receiving wild Billy's news
on Thursday, faculty told their
students of the impending cut and
suggested plans for assertive action.
Out-of-town students were advised to phone their local newspapers
and tell them of the government's
fiasco, while others were instructed
to write directly to the Premier,
preferably in crayon. Contacts with
radio-stations and city representatives have also been planned.
Perhaps I am being unfair, and
the premier is being more farsighted
than any of us think. After all, if
people get mangled by an accident
at work, and worker's compensation is reduced, then they will be
less likely to seek medical help.
This will limit the need for
physiotherapists. Brilliant . . . um, I
guess he has already ordered those
extra wheelchairs.
If Billy's scheme succeeds, it will
mean that students currently enrolled in rehab will have to transfer to
universities outside of B.C., while
risking a set-back in their studies
because of the specialized structure
of each institutions' program.
In consultation with a third year
student I was lokl that the only option tor main would be a trip to
Victoria in protest of this legislation.
Hopefully thev will succeed. If
not, Billv Bennett can congratulate
himself on knowing that there will
be an extra couple thousand dollars
for the great model of stonehenge
planned for B.C. Place. Would Lee
Iacocca approve?
Lawrence Becker
psychology 4
Double standard
on UBC beefcake
It's March, and 1 see the
Thunderbird Shop is still Hogging
these "Men of UBC" 1985 calendars. You know, the ones that show
various professional male models in
various states of undress.
I don't object to the sale of these
things, but doesn't the Thunderbird
Shop have a policy on not selling
so-called pornographic publications, like Playboy?
The men in the calendar are never
completely naked. However,
studies indicate that the sexual fantasies of women in our society
revolve around handsome men in
uniforms or suits and ties, and the
calendar has these in spades.
The calendars could therefore by
used for the same supposedly
nefarious purposes of objectifica-
tion that Playboy magazines could
be used for. This seems to be a
massive double standard on the part
of the Thunderbird Shop.
I doubt that this letter will encourage the shop management to
change their policy, but maybe it
will encourage some people to go in
and buy the silly things so I won't
have to be confronted with them
every time I go in.
Jamie Andrews
graduate studies Friday, March 8, 1985
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Activist confronts all male power
Reprinted from the Manitohan
Canadian University Press
Andrea Dtvorhin is a
radical feminist and
proud of it.
The American writer and
theorist, with several books to her
name, is a formidable force in
American feminist politics. She is
lucid and her arguments are formidable, so much so that she convinced the Minneapolis, Minnesota
city council to support her civil
rights ordinance on pornography.
Dworkin gladly accepts the
"radical" label because she believes
the changes needed to create a just
and equal society would have to be
just that — radical.
"Radical feminism pretty much
holds that most forms of exploitation are modelled on male over
female exploitation and that you
have to get to sexual roots of the
matter before you can do anything
about it," said Dworkin in an interview in Winnipeg.
"Yon're a
feminist because
yon are actively
involved in
confronting male power, in order to
try to change it, and do something
about it, and to try to create equality in a society, and fairness and
justice. Feminists are not invovled
in a politics that is comfortable and
therefore feminism is not
liberalism. I regard myself as one of
the most stubborn and recalcitrant
anti-feminists who ever lived."
Although Dworkin maintains
that her family was supportive of
her education and independence,
she rejected feminism until "the
pain of being a woman in a system
that made being a woman a constant humiliation became insupportable for me."
"1 made a list of what 1 thought 1
should look at to understand, and
probably for me the single thing
that is most important is that 1 was
this very radical leftist. I married a
very radical leftist man, and he beat
me, and when 1 tried to get away, 1
couldn't find anyone to help me.
"The   person   who   helped   me
escape was a feminist.  It was the
ploitation of women, in pictures or
words, that includes one of several
other characteristics that range
from women being presented as sexual objects, things, or commodities,
being raped and showing pleasure
in being raped. Women being
maimed, women being penetrated
married a very radical leftist man,
and he beat me...
most extraordinary impersonal experience that I have ever had in my
"The women who have been
helped by the feminists who did
something real become feminists
who help other women, and that's
how a political movement lives."
However, Dworkin recognizes
that some women get rewards for
operating, believing and conforming to traditional values. Women
who have risen to high political
position, such as Margaret Thatcher, have often become "tokens".
"You can be a woman and do
anything in the interest of the state
and you are not likely to be dismissed as a fanatic or a demagogue, but
if you do anything on behalf of
women, you are characterized as an
In 1983, Dworkin and Catharine
MacKinnon, who spoke at UBC last
fall, drew up a proposed ordinance
on pornography, which defined
pornography and offered suggestions on how to eradicate sexual
subordination for all people, and
put it before the Minneapolis City
Council. The ordinance has since
been rejected twice by the council.
"The statutory definition that
Catharine and I drafted is that pornography is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex, that pornography is the graphic, sexual ex-
by animals and objects. Basically,
the whole range of what por-
nographers produce.
"There's a second part to the
statutory definition that says that
the use of men, children, or
transsexuals in the place of women,
is also pornography. The effort is to
keep the political focus on what
happens to women, but to provide a
definition that would allow
anybody who's been hurt to use the
Dworkin does not like differentiation between pornography and
erotica. "It obscures the reality that
where the pornography industry
sells $8 billion worth of inequality
and abuse, they don't sell what is
being described as erotica.
"But the reality is that when we
look at the social system, we
understand that sex as people practise it is a main institution of male
dominance, a vehicle through which
women are oppressed primarily, so
that's what has always made this
issue so difficult for people.
"If you look at what politically
repressed groups are supposed to
do, you find that there's a pretty
good understanding as to what they
are supposed to do to get something
called freedom and justice, whereas
women are supposed to be hurt,
nothing is supposed to be changed.
"Pornographers treat people like
property. They subject them to
mutilation and torture, sell them,
and they are doing that to people."
Dworkin has studied both right-
wing and left-wing anti-feminism.
Often a leftist argument for ignoring feminism concerns is that there
are other more important issues to
be fought over, such as world starvation. But Dworkin points out that
most of the world's starving are
women and children. "You can't go
anywhere on the planet and not find
the same system of power that puts
women and children at the bottom.
Almost wherever you have any kind
of issue, you'll have a feminist
issue, because you're seeing women
and children being hurt." According
to Dworkin, there is no comparison
between the position of men in the
home and that of women.
There are states in the United
States where married women can't
own property on their own. The
laws of Louisiana are based on the
Napoleonic Code, and there are
other states like that. In Louisiana,
the husband would still own all the
property, no matter where he worked, and the wife would still be
unable to own property in her own
name, no matter how much money
she made working out in the
"A man can always leave the
home, go out into the world and
have real social status, whereas for
a woman, it is very hard to do.
Most of them are targets for sexual
hai rassment out in the workplace.
"We think that about 50 per cent
of the women in the United States
have been battered at one time or
another. One in four girls is sexually
abused before she is 18. Then if you
look at the house that way, you'd
never ever have an analogy that
could be made between the condi-
that "women my age grew up in a
world in which there was no
feminism and it really required having hit bottom to begin to take it
"It is now possible that women
become feminists without the extremity of brutalization that it frequently took a generation ago.
"The movement is not levelling
off. Women are supposed to be 100
per cent of the USA's poor by the
year 2000. That combined with the
reality of sexual abuse, is really how
tion of a man in the home and a
woman in the home.
"The answer to
the question
really is to
create a world
in which sexual
inequality diminishes, where actual
equality will become exciting to
people. But that is what is most exciting to people now; dominance
and submission in one form or
another. It's part of what keeps
women in their place.
Dworkin feels that the feminist
movement is still on the rise, and
that the difference between her
generation and the current one is
you measure the-status of women.
"Pornography gives us an
understanding of how deep sexual
oppression is in the system. So the
movement is stronger in a more
radical grass roots way. It's strong
around the radical issue of pornography, because it confronts
male power directly. As a radical, I
believe that we have more to gain by
creating social conflict."
The Alma Mater Society
women's centre is bringing
Dworkin to speak at UBC
next Friday on Right Wing
Women. Page 10
Friday, March 8, 1985
Dr.  Sarve Palli Gopal speaks on  "Nehru  and
Non-Alignment," 3:30 p.m., Buch B 320.
Speaker from the French consulate, noon, International House.
Sideshow '85 continues, the ninth annual production of original student plays, 2:30 - 8 p.m..
Hut M 24 at West Mall and University Blvd.
Video: "Nuclear Winter," noon, SUB 205.
Ticket sales for March 9 dance at grad centre,
noon, Kenny 2007.
Conference  on  "The  Critical  Function  of  the
University",   8   p.m.,   with   CAUT   president.
Woodward IRC 2 and IRC 1.
Film night: The film "Gandhi" will be shown. Dr.
Fritz Lehmann, history department, will lead a
discussion afterwards. A full-size screen will be
used, 7:30 p.m., Asian centre auditorium.
An exhibit of drawing and ceramics by art education, last day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., AMS Art gallery
Marketing meeting: all new members welcome,
noon to 1:30, SUB 230 E.
Prorated registration, noon, SUB 216 E, 12:30
class moved to SUB 212.
Conference on "The Critical Function of the
University", 10 to 4 p.m.. Woodward IRC 2 and
IRC 1.
Dance featuring Loose Change, tickets $5, call
224-9786 or available at War Memorial gym at
noon, 8 p.m., RCA Forum (Vancouver airport).
Sake-Sushi night: Japanese hore d'oeurves, plus
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Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Asian
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Speakers will include Sarah
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be by our own former UBC president George Pederson. The conference is free to students while
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Beach event, all correct-thinking people
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Presentation    on:    Scripture   and    Life   in    a
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"Libel Bowl", 11 p.m., 29th and Camosun.
Painting by art education, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
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Unlimited classes till end of term, $20, noon,
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Student reading: poetry, prose, drama, 7 p.m..
Museum of Anthropology, theatre gallery room.
Professor Aronson speaks on two origins of the
Cold War in comparative perspective: Canada,
U.S., UK relations, noon, Buch. B 221.
Prorated registration, noon, SUB 216 E, 3:30 and
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Only In Vancouver: an up-to-the minute
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La Saa Horse: A Quebecois adaptation by
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Friday, March 8, 1985
UBC triathlon 1985
— photos by rory alien
The third annual UBC
triathlon was held yesterday
under near perfect conditions
for the 170 competitors.
Steve McMurdo, the
overall winner in last year's
competition, won the event.
The 24 year old UBC-Phi
Delta finished the swimming
portion of the race in fifth
place. After the 20 mile cycle
he narrowed the gap by two
to stand in third place.
The only two people in
front of him were Steve
Nordstrom and Simon
Cassidy. By the end of the
first three miles of the running segment he had caught up
and passed both the leaders.
In the end it was McMurdo
finishing two minutes ahead
of the second place finisher
Simon Cassidy.
The winning time was
1:53:09, with Cassidy in at
1:55:08. Third place went to
the premier Quebec athlete
Jean Paul Saidon with a time
of 1:56:13.
On the women's side of the
event a virtual unknown in
the sport of Triathloning,
Marion Craig, 23 year old
physical education student,
came away with top honors
as she completed her first
ever triathlon in winning
fashion. Craig was followed
by Tracy Snejling and Cathy
McKenzie placing second
and third respectively.
The winning time clocked
by Craig was 2:14:10 with
Snelling in at 2:14:50 and
McKenzie at 2:15:52.
The times between competitors had a large variation
with the top finishers in at
under the two hour mark and
the last place finishers running in after three hours.
In the triathalon any per-
ison who competes is a winner
*and should be congratulated
for having the guts to compete.


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