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Vol. LXVII. No. 30
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, January 18,1985
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women athletes play for less
Yelling. Running. Passing. The practice is in full
swing as 30 women field Hockey players do attack
drills in quick succession.
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VARSITY WOMEN AGREE women's sports receive less publicity at UBC from both athletics and the students
Coach Gail Wilson gathers them
all, the varsity and junior varsity
players, around her on the Armouries floor while five athletes demonstrate the next play to be perfected.
One woman does the demo again,
with Wilson running beside her yelling explanations. Wilson doesn't
stop her commentary of advice and
criticism - some of it fuzzy as it
bounces off the walls — for a moment.
"Debbie's'job is a pass off the
boards to Laura, got it?"
Now they all try. Play after play.
Quick, quick, quick. "Ready!
Make your run, Christine . . . Let's
go," Wilson shouts. One player
misses her shot and swings her stick
in disgust.
Then a good play. "I love it!
Whooooo!," screams Wilson.
The two hour practice ends and
the boisterous crowd of women
joke around. "Who forgot their
Rightguard?" asks Wilson to
Sitting around after practice, five
of the varsity athletes have to dig a
bit to come up with evidence of
discrimination against UBC women
The players agree women's sports
are less publicized on campus by
athletics brass and by The Ubyssey.
The older players remember how
the student paper put the national
champion football team on the entire cover but buried their national
champion team somewhere in the
One woman mentions how the
University of Victoria cut football
and hockey and can now afford excellence in other sports. Upon hearing how ingrained football and
hockey are in Canadian culture she
says, "Yeah, but how do you break
that mentality?"
But the majority of them know
little about athletic funding at
UBC. They're there to play a game.
They do it well - they've won five
national championships in the last
seven or eight years.
They don't know UBC's administration gives three times as
much money to men's athletics as to
women's. They don't know the
seven dollar athletic fee every student must pay is broken up into
$4.20 for men and $2.80 for
They do know there are 15 $1,000
provincial government scholarships
women's field hockey players
qualify for, but not that the government gives twice as many awards to
men (278 to 93).
Marilyn Pomfret, UBC's
women's athletics director, and one
of only four such women directors
in Canada, is sitting in her small office. She's in good spirits, natural.
Asked how men's athletics funding from the university compares
to women's she's matter of fact.
"Three to one." Her reaction?
"Don't like it." Matter of fact
She adds: "It's a lot better since
I've been here." She's been here
since 1963. Before this she was here
from 1951-54 as a student.
When as a student she played for
UBC's women's basketball team
which only played in a city league
and lacked money to even travel to
Bellingham for a game.
For 1985-86 the women's varsity
athletic grant from UBC is $28,478
but the men's is $94,269. Pomfret
says the board of governors approves the sum each year after
recommendations from the president's office.
But she adds, "There hasn't been
a rationale for the amount of
money. It's like discussing in a
There are about 250 female and
450 male varsity and junior varsity
athletes at UBC. Pomfret thinks
more women would participate if
there were more funds, because
more sports could be offered.
Women now have eight funded
sports to choose from while men
have 10.
But Neil Risebrough, administration associate vice president student
services, defends the university's
unequal funding for men and
women. He says there should only
be equal funding in sports both
women and men play at the same
level. "For sports played by both
they're equally funded," he says.
Asked how the funding levels can
be justified when almost half of
UBC undergraduates are women,
he hesitates. "That's a tough nut to
crack. If you're raising half the
money from one side . . .". He
sighs but then bounces back, saying
that if all the money provided by
women actually went to women,
then that would be gender
Unlike Pomfret, Risebrough
claims there would not be more
women participating in UBC
athletics if more university money
was provided.
"Well, if that was the case I'd
like to know about it."
Risebrough says one must examine the total athletic budget of
$900,000 and not just programs.
Most university money for athletics
goes to salaries and other costs, and
the ratio could be different there,
although he isn't sur^.
Risebrough gives a firm no when
asked if he ever thinks of changing
the funding ratio.
Pomfret says some Canadian
universities do have more equitable
funding ratios for female and male
athletes while the funding in some
places is "awful".
The solution, says Pomfret, is
more women in decision making
roles in administration, coaching,
and on athletic boards. "Not just
because they are female. Because
they're competent and they understand sport".
She hands over the 1984 report
on "The Changing Participation of
Men and Women in the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
1978-1982," which contains scores
of discouraging statistics for women
A few of the observations:
• Men outnumber women 2.4 to
1 in the CIAU.
• An average 6.1 programs are
offered for men per university compared to 3.8 for women.
• Only 25 per cent of head
coaches were women in 1982.
• The average number of
fulltime male administrators per
university was 1.8 compared to 0.5
for women, and the changes from
1978 to 1982 were in favor oilmen.
The report's mood is clearly more
impatient than in previous years
and it makes several strong recommendations. The report asks for an
equal number of CIAU sports funded for women - they now haveseven
to the men's 10. It recommends that
all 44 CIAU universities appoint
tenured women as directors or coor-
dinators   of   women's   athletics,
Pomfret says many universities
call the woman overseeing women's
athletics a "coordinator" and allow
few hours for the job.
"It's a sop. It's another lipser-
vice. It's a tokenism," she says.
Pomfret says "many campuses
such as the University of Alberta
offer only the seven CIAU-
sanctioned sports.
And at the University of Calgary,
there is only a male coach for swimming, says Pomfret. Since he
doesn't want to coach women,
there's no women's swim team.
But Pomfret does not believe
women have to get exactly the same
funds as men, particularly at UBC.
She mentions UBC men's football
and hockey which take up $50,000
and $43,000 respectively out of the
$268,000 men's programs budget.
The most expensive women's teams
are basketball ($20,005) and
volleyball ($19,050) - they receive
funds similar to men in the same
"They (football and hockey) are
going to take a chunk of money to
do well," says Pomfret. "I don't
mind that as long as there are
chunks of money for other sports to
do well."
Bob Hindmarch, UBC director
of athletic and sport services, talks
about how football and ice hockey
are high-profile Canadian sports
which are expensive to maintain.
"Entrenched into our budget are
two very costly sports. It doesn't
justify the fact women get less than
men. Nothing does. I can't justify
But later in the interview he
reverses himself and says while the
situation for women athletes will
improve they do not need as much
money as men.
Hindmarch thinks women need
to be encouraged more to come out
for sports. "Maybe this is a sexist
comment but when women come on
See page 2: ATHLETIC
UBC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL games are always scheduled before the
men's when they play on the same night. Page 2
Friday, January 18, 1985
Athletic equality still goal at UBC
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campus they're more likely to drop
their sport because they have to
concentrate on their studies."
He says after a year they realize
they didn't have to.
"Men do it too but women do it
And UBC is the only university to>
bring equal numbers of men and
women to CIAU meetings, says
Hindmarch, adding that two
universities have men representing
women's athletics and some have
no one.
Hindmarch wouldn't name
names. "Athletics is a very conservative organization," he explains.
Pomfret is fairly happy with the
government athletic scholarships introduced in 1980, although UBC
male athletes qualify for 178 and
women for only 93. Pomfret was
the only woman on the 10-member
committee which set award
Soccer awards may soon be a
possibility for women, says Pomfret. To fit the award criteria the
sport must lead to a national championship and for this three conferences must have the sport. There
are two conferences playing
women's soccer now, and the sport
is booming, she says.
When Pomfret came back to
work at UBC in 1963, she wasted no
time trying to increase the measly
funds for women. Men had $4.20
UBC woman on
Rhodes again
A UBC medical student won the
1985 Rhodes scholarship for B.C.
this year and is only the second B.C
woman to receive the award in its
80-year history.
Meredith Wadman, medicine 2,
said she thinks few women have
won the award for the same reason
women are not running the top corporations and said society's social
structure has influenced this. But
she added she thinks the trend is
changing in B.C. because three of
the seven B.C. finalists were
Wadman said she will use the
award, which pays all travel and
other expenses for two years study
at Oxford University, England, to
continue her medical degree. She
added she will then practice community medicine and public health,
possibly in the Third World.
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per student guaranteed by referendum while women received 40 cents
per student from the Alma Mater
She remembers the two referenda women's athletics attempted
with men in 1969 and the early
1970's. Both failed, and in both the
men demanded the majority of the
extra fees. Before the 1969 referendum asking for five more dollars
was ever voted on, it had to go to
arbitration. The decision was to
give women $2.10 and men $2.90,
leaving the men with more than 70
per cent of the fees.
Says Pomfret recalling: "I've
never been so angry in my life. I
went   out   and    bought   three
Finally in 1977, she continues,
there were enough devoted women
to organize a women-only fee
referendum. They asked for two
more dollars and got it, though
Pomfret thinks in retrospect they
could have asked for more.
Pomfret is optimistic about the
future of women's athletics, but it's
a cautious optimism. She says
things will improve "only if there's
a band of women plus those men
who believe in equivalence, who
keep being vocal and determined."
"The women are the last ones on
the street. We're the Johnny-come-
latelys. We're still trying to play
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Senate ends grandfather motion
Led by UBC's deans, the senate
easily defeated a motion to promise
students enrolled in a program they
would be allowed to finish it despite
possible budget cuts.
Only five of approximately 70
senators present voted for the motion proposed by convocation
member Grant Burnyeat. Burnyeat
originally proposed that the senate
curriculum committee review the
budget committee's December decision on the matter.
The budget committee recommended to the president that he not
promise students they could finish
programs they were enrolled in.
Commerce dean Peter Lusztig
said senate would be cutting down
its options if it passed the motion.
If senate supported  the so-called
grandfather clause, Lusztig said,
they would likely have to cut
somewhere else and turn away new
Lusztig said senate should wait
until it knew its budget before
choosing its options.
English professor Jonathon
Wisethal said passing the motion
would be morally irresponsible and
would mean accepting a legal liability. And he said senate cannot promise students they can finish their
courses because the provincial
government has "absolute and arbitrary control" over the budget.
"It might not be financially
possible to promise the programs'
continuance," Wisenthal said, ad
ding the university cannot run a
deficit and may have to cut programs despite promises it makes.
Burnyeat said the motion could
be a strong bargaining point in
discussions with the provincial
government and added the university had to adopt such a stand
because students may be in a position :o successfully sue UBC if their
program is cut.
Only one speaker supported Burnyeat although senate discussed the
motion for approximately 15
minutes. Student senate caucus
could not agree to support the motion despite its obvious impact on
Senate passed a motion which
will end first year enrolment in the
education program beginning this
The change which senate's admissions committee proposed was supported by education dean Daniel
Birch. He said most of these
students take mostly arts and
science courses anyways.
History associate professor Jean
Elder asked if some elements of the
education faculty were not being
whithered away to nothing without
senate deciding to end these programs. Birch said the special education program is being cut back due
to resource restrictions and denied
education itself is whithering away.
SDU enlists student help
GRUNT! WHEN THE going gets tough the tough gold medalists pull
wheels. Or was that muscles? Or programs?
The Students for a Democratic
University are working to enlist the
support of the student body in convincing UBC's senate their course
withdrawal policy is unfair.
Spokesperson Alicia Barsallo said
the group objects to a March 1984
senate motion which moved that the
'N' grade be abolished.
"Students not writing a final examination or otherwise not completing the requirements of a course
in which they remain registered
should, where circumstances do not
warrant deferred standing, be given
a grade of 'F'," the motion read.
And another senate policy passed
that May which says fails received
due to incompletion be included in
students' sessional and cumulative
averages is also unfair, said Barsallo.
SDU is circulating a petition requesting the elimination of these
two policies.
And the petition asks that the
deadline for dropping courses be increased to four weeks for one-term
courses and six weeks for two-term
And the SDU is sending an open
Support growing for American far right
The far right movement is no
longer an extremist fringe force in
American politics, a Wilfrid Laurier
and Waterloo University political
scientist said Tuesday.
John Redekop told 50 students in
Buch B223 that right wing organizations like the Moral Majority are
gradually acquiring status as legitimate political bodies.
"The American far right for the
past 75 years has been on the fringe
of mainstream American political
affairs," Redekop said. "The far
right is now a force of significance
in the political mainstream."
The movement is rapidly building
electoral clout, he said, citing figures which reveal the far right's
rank and file include 250,000 activists, two million financial contributors and 40 million supporters.
Redekop said the movement is
successfully mobilizing support behind select candidates running for
office in the U.S., as was the case
with one of the far right's most outspoken figures, senator Jesse
Helms was re-elected in last November's U.S. elections with substantial organizational and financial
aid from groups including the
Moral Majority, he said. "The far
right has a 100 per cent batting average (in getting candidates elected)
in the States."
Redekop said the far right movement uses arguments that misuse religion and take an anti-intellectual
stance. He read excerpts from literature produced by movement members, which he said place Biblical
scriptures out of context and display fanatical anti-communism.
"The far right believes the U.S.
has a divine mission to save mankind from evil forces," he said.
The movement rejects traditional
forms of diplomacy and compromise, he said, adding it considers its
opponents "not only wrong but
The far right also has no qualms
about using force, Redekop said,
pointing to the example of U.S.
president Reagan's policy of negotiating from a position of strength in
arms negotiations.
He stressed Reagan is not a member of the far right movement, but
receives advice from its members.
Redekop said Moral Majority
leader Jerry Falwell's appearance at
the last Republican Party conven
tion is significant in illustrating the
movement's growing prominence.
Redekop said the far right movement is rapidly gaining support in
Canada and has spawned groups including the Ottawa Christian Embassy and Renaissance Canada to
build up a network of far right organizations.
The far right has even moved onto Canadian university campuses in
efforts to convince students to join
the mass movement.
Already three conservative Canadian magazines that were funded by
the American Institute for Educational Affairs, an ultra-conservative
organization in the U.S., have appeared on Canadian campuses.
McGill Magazine and the University of Toronto Magazine are two
examples, and still more right wing
newspapers are expected to arrive
on Canadian university campuses.
The big universities in the west
are most likely the next targets for
the start of a far right newspaper,
according to delegates to the recent
Canadian University Press national
letter to the senate and board of
governors which states that "more
than enough economic and academic penalties for withdrawing
from courses . . . are already in existence" without the assigning of an
"F" grade.
Barsallo said although the Alma
Mater Society student council voted
to support the petition and open letter, the student senate caucus voted
Wednesday not to do so.
She said student senators voted
only to table a motion at the next
senate meeting to extend the course
withdrawal deadline.
Barsallo said she felt student senate caucus members had selfish motives and were trying to reduce academic competition for themselves.
Before the caucus went in-camera
to vote on SDU's proposal, law senator Peter Kendall and commerce
senator Andrew Pearson spoke
strongly against the petition and in
favor of the "F" withdrawal policy.
"If marriage ends doesn't it fail?
If you withdraw from a race don't
you fail?" asked Kendall. When
Barsallo said university is not a
race, Kendall replied that it is.
Arts senator Eva Busza asked,
"Why should people be penalized
for making mistakes?"
Factors contribute to Israeli gains
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
can be traced back to 1917 when
the British conquered Jerusalem
and established sovereignty, a visiting professor from Israel said
"How do you explain the fact
that at the beginning of the period
the Arabs of Palestine have the advantage and yet 30 years later they
lose the battle?" asked Shmuel
Sandler of 30 people at Hillel
He said the battle was decided be-
CSIS opens door to foreign spies
Foreign governments can and do
spy on Canadian interest groups
with the cooperation of the new
Canadian Security Intelligence Service, said the co-founder of the
Vancouver Coalition Against the
"This was one of the main parts
of the bill we were opposed to,"
said Kevin Annett, political science
5, Thursday.
"It allows the operation of
foreign spy groups without the
knowledge of the government or
most Canadians." The Liberals
passed Bill C-9 creating the spy
agency last summer.
In a recent Globe and Mail story,
CSIS director Darcy Finn admitted
foreign governments do operate spy
rings on residents of Canada, but
added such operations are run with
the approval of the federal government.
"Sister organizations may do
these things in Canada with the
knowledge of the government of
Canada. This is a reciprocal arrangement that we have with other
countries that I'm not prepared to
name," Finn was quoted as saying.
Annett said such operations
would likely involve governments
which are members of NATO. "If
you're talking about American
groups, then I think peace groups
would be one of the primary
targets, especially peace groups
against the cruise missile," he said.
Reg Robson, B.C. Civil Liberties
Association, spokesperson, said
foreign spying on Canadian interest
groups is not new. "During the
Vietnam war there was quite a lot of
cooperation between the RCMP on
the one hand and the FBI and the
CIA on the other," he said.
When the association spoke with
the RCMP about American spying,
they quoted a "rather vague mandate" in assisting with American
law enforcement, said Robson.
"That justified in their opinion doing what seemed to us to be activities which had nothing to do
with Canada whatsoever," he said.
CSIS currently has files on
800,000 Canadians, originally compiled by the RCMP and turned over
to the agency after its establishment
last year,
fore the 1948 military confrontation
due to four interrelated issues.
First, he said, the Jews succeeded
in building an impressive institutional framework. They mobilized
resources, people and organizations, and then transferred resources to create a state within a
state. "The side which could mobilize better was the side that was
going to win," Sandler said.
"They (Arabs) organized on religious causes but never got down to
organized political activity," Sandler said. The two Arab parties in
power had a familial base which
could not represent the whole community or national interest, added
He said the second contributing
factor is resolution of conflict. Both
communities were divided within by
conflicts, the Jews by many ideologies and the Arabs by urban versus
rural interests, Sandler said, so both
had to establish conflict-resolving
"The Arabs didn't, while the
Jews did by sharing and dividing
power," Sandler said. He said after
1939 it was hard to see any united
Palestinian activity and they are still
conflict-ridden today.
The process of territoriality,
Sandler said, is the third and perhaps most decisive factor. "If the
Holocaust had caught the Zionist
centre in Europe there would have
been no Israel," Sandler said. The
Palestinians, on the other hand,
started a reverse process. "The
Arabs didn't build infrastructures,"
Sandler said.
In 1938, when the Arab-Jew ratio
was still three to one, the Palestinians turned to other Arab states for
support and thereby relinquished
their responsibility, he said.
Sandler said for the Palestinian,
responsibility and leadership direction moved outside the territory.
By 1947-48, the Palestinians
weren't even actors in the war,
Sandler said. He added modern
PLO inspiration also comes from
outside the territory.
Intransigence was the fourth factor, he said. Sandler added he can
understand why the Palestinians
were not more accommodating, but
they should have tried a political
"They harbored the belief that
some day the battle will turn
around. Starting in the mid-thirties,
they should have looked at a political deal," Sandler said.
The charge that the Jews never
' gave the Palestinians a chance is not
true, Sandler claimed. "There was
a debate even among the most extreme revisionists in Zionism on
how the Palestinians should be accommodated," Sandler said. But
the Arabs refused to compromise,
he added.
Issues in Israeli-Palestinian Relations is the first of three mini-seminars with Sandler sponsored by the
Hillel Foundation. Page 4
Friday, January 18, 1985
Elections ignore poverty
The oppression against people in
El Salvador has not improved since,
that country's well publicized elections, an American journalist told
over 40 people in Buchanan 214
Jim Harney, a former Catholic
priest, was in El Salvador last
March until July and said he visited
areas not usually seen by foreign
journalists. In the trip, his sixth to
El Salvador since 1979, Harney
stayed in the rural areas of Guazapa
"I felt utterly humbled living
with the peasants," he said. Harney
said he learned from travelling with
peasants that the war against them
Rigid schooling
cramps minds-
There is a hidden curriculum in
primary and secondary schools and
even in kindergartens, a developmental psychologist told 20 people
in Law 101 Thursday.
Michael Chandler said schooling
is much too regimented and this is
linked to its conservative orientation.
"There is a political intrusion into education which is uncomfortable to me," he said. Chandler called this intrusion "unjust."
In his speech entitled Ideologies
in the Classroom, Chandler said he
supports a more liberal view of education. Chandler said he believes
people's minds are not molded. Instead, he said, they unfold.
Chandler said the ideas of renowned psychologist Jean Piaget
contribute to human suffering. He
said Piaget asserts that people's
memory banks shut down as they
grow older. This natural condition,
Chandler said, legitimizes government policies which leave the elderly
lonely, destitute and without social
Chandler's talk was sponsored by
Students for a Democratic University.
is more severe than the Western
media is reporting.
"Most of the North American
press do not have any idea about
this," he said, "they have bought
the Reagan administration's line
that democracy is well on its way in
El Salvador."
In a country of five million people, "the majority live in coerced
poverty with only two per cent who
dominate the political and economic institutions of the country."
According to the late Salvadorean
archbishop Oscar Romero, the average Salvadorean home is "a one
room dirt floored hut which houses
seven people."
"This information smashes the
abstraction of East-West confrontation the Reagan administration
says is the root of the problem in
the country," Harney said. He added people shout "Revolution or
Death" or join the guerrillas because they can't be pushed down
any farther.
Harney said the war against the
peasants has increased since Napol-
ean Duarte and the Christian
Democratic Party won March's
elections. Duarte lied, Harney said,
when he told the U.S. senate recently an air war was not being directed
against civilians. Harney cited incidents of air attacks on peasants he
had witnessed.
Harney said he once visted a
children's literacy class in an area of
the countryside controlled by the
guerrillas when it was attacked by a
helicopter. As he hid in an improvised air shelter with terrified and
crying children around him, the literacy teacher said, "You ought to
be here when there are five helicopters shooting at us."
Other journalists have reported
that napalm and phosphorous
bombs have been used on the civilian population, although Duarte
says these weapons are not used in
El Salvador, he said.
Since March, the Duarte regime
has received over $7 million in U.S.
military aid.
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UBC faculties plan new Great Trek
A group of concerned faculty
members announced Wednesday
they plan to organize another Great
Trek to publicize the drastic effects
proposed government cutbacks will
have on B.C. universities and colleges.
UBC's faculty association has
called a special meeting next Thursday to vote on a motion moved by
Phillip Resnick. The motion calls
for a march from UBC to the government buildings at Robson
Square. The purpose of the trek
and subsequent downtown rally is
to "dramatize the threat which any
further reduction in the operating
grant to the universities would pose
to the quality of higher education in
the province."
Resnick, a political science professor, said Thursday the motion is
not useful unless there is clear sup
port from the faculty. And the motion will not be validated unless the
meeting draws 300 faculty and 60
per cent vote in its favor, he said.
Resnick said he hopes a large
number of faculty and students participate in the trek, adding it is important for the university community to be united during this time of
"It is vitally important to establish that there is a community out
here, and not atomize little groups
of people," Resnick said. "The university is facing its most serious
threat in many a decade."
Resnick said if faculty endorse
plans for the march, a community
with representatives from the Alma
Mater Society, the Graduate Students' Society and the Teaching
Assistants' Union should be struck
to coordinate the march. And students and teachers from other post-
secondary institutions will be invited, Resnick said, to participate
and show the government a sizeable
group of people are concerned
about education cutbacks.
The provincial legislature reconvenes Feb. 11, and organizers hope
the trek will occur no later than
this. Resnick said a minimum of 2,-
000 people are needed to march.
"It would be totally unproductive to do it without reasonable support from the university community," he said.
UBC has a history of marching to
protect itself from stingy governments. One thousand students participated in the 1922 namesake to
show the need for university buildings at Point Grey. In 1957 another
march publicized the government's
lack of funding at UBC. And in
1963, 3,500 students walked to the
Bayshore Inn and collected more
than 220,000 signatures province-
wide to demonstrate against funding cuts.
Cleric argues with
Fraser economist
THINGS WERE SO much better in the good old days. Ubyssey file photo shows students of the distant past
showing how to demonstrate. See story above.
The purpose of economics is to
serve people, Catholic cleric
Gregory Baum told 300 people in
Buchanan 104 Thursday.
Baum took part in an hour long
debate with Fraser Institute chief
economist Michael Walker on the
ethical dimensions of economic
The battle lines were quickly
drawn. Baum said economics and
ethics were inseparable. "There are
human values involved, people's
vitality, their sense of self-worth."
But Walker said "the object of
economics is not to discern what
ought to be, but to study what is,
Kootenay writing school f
DTUC legacy
The Kootenay School of Writing
is succeeding in continuing the legacy of Nelson's David Thompson
University Centre, which was shut
down by the provincial government
last May.
The school formed by -former
DTUC staff and students last summer has more than doubled its
course offerings this term. "We've
begun to rebuild but it's not a process that can be done in a year,"
said Tom Wayman, a member of
the new school's core faculty.
The school, with branches in
both Vancouver and Nelson, is now
offering 10 courses during the winter term, three workshops, and public lectures and readings. About 150
people attended these in the fall,
Wayman said, adding he is optimistic this term's enrolment will
equal or surpass last term's.
The school's purpose, Wayman
said, is to continue the unique and
interdisciplinary nature of the
DTUC creative writing program,
thus filling a void existing in other
writing programs. "We don't see
ourselves in competition with other
writing programs because the
courses we offer are not available
anywhere else in Vancouver," Way-
man said.
As part of re-establishing the interdisciplinary spirit started by
DTUC, works of art by students at
the Emily Carr School of Art are
displayed in the KSW office, and
the school is sponsoring public
readings at Emily Carr as well.
Funding 'originally came from
former DTUC faculty, but now operations are funded by student fees,
McMillan encourages donations
UBC is out competing for bananas, in the charity jungle.
Last year the university got $5.7
million in donations and some ripe
bunches are appearing this year although final figures won't be
known for a while, according to
David McMillan, who started work
six months ago in the newly created
vice presidency of development and
community relations.
Donations this year include $1
million for a new management research library in the faculty of com-
merce, McMillan said Thursday,
and $250,000 from alumni toward
their third of a $1 million scholarship fund with the Vancouver
Foundation and the university.
"We have been encouraging the
alumni association tp be more aggressive in raising funds," he said.
McMillan said his role at this
point is one of coordinating and advising different efforts on campus.
"Major fundraising activities are
still taking place through faculties
and departments," he said.
The long term plan is to deter
mine what kind of fundraising system can be implemented which recognizes the diversity of the university and avoids two parts of the university competing for money from
one donor. Unless the university decides the donor sets its priorities, he
He said an early priority is to decide where the universities funding
priorities should lie. UBC must
choose whether the library, a faculty or some other project should be
pushed so the whole university can
be behind it.
donations, and support from Canada Council and the Community
Arts Council, Wayman said. A
$7,200 grant from the Canada
Council Explorations Program will
enable the school to hire a part-time
office worker and to put on a symposium in the spring, he added. But
faculty still does the administrative
and janitorial work as well as teaching.
"We never have a static set of
courses," Wayman said, adding the
school is constantly trying out new
courses. There has been student demand for courses in scriptwriting
and feminist writing, and Wayman
said the school hopes to offer these
in the future.
The school's Nelson branch is operating from the former DTUC
campus, and although both schools
offer separate but similar programs,
Wayman said their aim is the same.
"The program at DTUC was a unique and excellent one and should go
on in some form somewhere,"
Wayman said.
He said there has been no attempt
to reopen DTUC, nor is there likely
to be one until there is a change in
provincial government.
and then recommend a policy."
Walker sidestepped the issue of
morality, claiming economics as a
science is essentially neutral. He
said policy must be realistic and
based upon individual self-interest.
"Policy not founded upon this
realization will fail."
Baum said a recent position
paper on the economy compiled by
Canadian Catholic bishops did not
criticize self-interest. But he said
love of self, love of neighbours and
love of God are all necessary.
"We don't recommend altruism
as a goal for all," he said. "We
argue instead that significant social
progress can only occur if people
band together and cooperate."
Baum said economics must take
the human dimension into consideration. "Trust and cooperation
are significant factors in productivity," he added.
Walker concentrated on proving
the market's efficiency, using text
book examples from economics
100. He showed how the market
allocates between producers and
consumers to determine the price of
gum. "Both the producer and the
consumer benefit from the exchange," he said.
Baum said he agreed with
Walker's analysis of the gum
market but charged that changing
the example to bread makes the
issue an ethical one.
Walker said the discovery that
the market does not work in all instances had led governments to
become directly involved in its activities. But he added the old Keyne-
sian solutions are not working.
"When the economic system
breaks down it is the poor and weak
who get hurt," Walker said he
believes the solution is to unleash
the private sector in the hope of
creating new prosperity.
Baum said he cannot support the
notion that economic efficiency can
solve social problems. With this
consumer mentality, he said, "all
values will disappear and we will be
left with prices."
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Anarchist festival satisfies rebels
UBC's anarchist club hatched a
successful event, The Egg for 1985.
The film festival began early Saturday and continued with energy
through four films and an intense
verbal meandering session by eminent anarchist philosopher Murray
Bookchin. Although Bookchin was
the day's gem the four films screened also presented relevant issues.
The Carmathians fled from their
murderers and eventually settled in
the Yafir highlands of South Yemen
where they still live.
The film makers produced the
film in 1973 and were the first
foreigners to visit the area for many
years. Some consider the Carmathians to be early communists
because they have group ownership
and grass-roots decision-making
processes. But the term communism
is a misnomer. The method of community organization appears to be
non-hierarchical and anarchistic
rather- than strictly ordered like
modern communist communities.
The film portrays the Car-
mathian way of building roads and
houses. The road. crews work
without an overseer but the roads
are built.
Carmathians: Communists for a
Thousand Years portrays a vibrant,
self-confident culture. Despite its
often sexist and slightly paternalistic
presentation, the film is well-
produced and offers insights into
this people's amazing and innovative social organization.
The second film examined the
Tupamaros, the renowned
Uraguayan guerilla organization.
Through interviews with
Tupamaros leaders and their opponents, the film presents a startl
ing image of the political situation
that existed, and is still found in
The documentary shows the
methods the Tupamaros use to
achieve their political ends. In 1972
they kidnapped Mr. Farina, the
editor of Accion, a right-wing paper
that printed false information
about the government and the army.
While in the "people's prison,"
they questionedFarina about lies in
his newspaper. His taped answers
are quite amusing. Backtracking
like mad, he admits his paper has
spread false information.
Farina is released unharmed after
correcting the lies he and the
government spread.
An important message presented
in Tupamaros is that right wing sectors of a community at war can use
death squads to polarize a society in
the eyes of the world. Through this
process a government can appear
moderate and innocent of oppression in its society.
Tupamaros is a well rounded film
which offers the left and the right's
views of Uraguay and an important
perspective on its political crisis.
Perhaps the most optimistic film
in the series, Squatters tells the real-
life success story of a 22 year old
single mother from Philadelphia
who takes direct action after a
year on the waiting list for government housing program.
Gloria takes possession of one of
21,000 abandoned houses in her city
and gets involved with ACORN, the
U.S. squatters rights association.
Important government officials
including Mayor Wilson of
Philadelphia concedes a housing
problem in his city but bravely
defends property rights against the
squatter's housing, rights
The film ends happily when she
travels to Washington to participate
in congressional hearings on
American housing. Gloria is given
her house's title.
Which brings us to the fourth film.
Born in Flames is a Star Wars for
feminists and revolutionaries set in
a New York of the future, ten years
after the Social Democratic War of
Liberation. The story concerns the
Women's Army, a radical organization which begins staging marches
and demonstrations and eventually
takes over a major national television station after one of them is
murdered in prison.
The film's events build slowly.
Newsclips from the commercial
media of the day flash by which in-
< advertently depic the injustices and
oppression prevalent in women's
lives despite the ruling party's
Sexist language and subtle put-
downs are rampant. Women's role
in the workplace is slowly being
eroded as unemployed men protest
the lack of jobs and women are laid
Despite the social democrats'
"revolution," violence against
women in the "new" society is
common. The Women's Army
organizes concerned bands of
women on bicycles to patrol and
protect women on the street.
The Women's Army's organization is portrayed through the eyes
of the ruling party's surveillance.
The Women's Army organizes in
cells, each of which, says the investigators, "chooses his own
leader." The surveillance teams are
constantly baffled and frustrated by
their inability to discover "who's in
Three women working for the
social democrat's feminist journal
criticize the Women's Army at first.
But after one Women's Army
member's murder, the three publicly criticize the authorities following
cover-up. Their superior — a man
— tells them they are doing wrong.
"We can't have selfishness when
fighting for equality," he says,
echoing the ruling party's sentiment
that women will have to wait their
The   three   women   join   the
. Women's   Army   which   turns   to
violence to achieve its ends.
Born in Flames is a heroic fantasy
with a political twist. But we
disagree with the philosophy that
violence is a solution to women's
The fact the Women's Army uses
violence to effect social change
seems contradictory to the spirit of
the women's message. Violence is
the traditional method used by men
to resolve conflicts and silence opposition. Unless we turn to more
creative and peaceful methods of
resolving problems, we run the risk
of blowing ourselves up.
Still, Born in Flames creates
wonderful heroines to cheer on and
presents a futuristic vision in which
women take things in their hands
and make their Voices heard.
More of the same can be seen in
Rebel Spectacular — a film series
that is running all term, Thursdays
at 12:30 p.m. in Buchanan A-100.
Once upon a time, Pinter had an idea
If the name Harold Pinter and
the words 'Canadian Premiere' are
enough to whet your appetite,
beware. The offering at the Arts
Club Theatre at Seymour and Davie
these days is just a tasty hors
d'oeuvre. If Pinter was once experimental and daring, then with
Pinter Places he is finally resting on
his laurels.
Pinter Places is comprised of
three insubstantial one-act plays.
They feature absurd situations,
whether comic or darkly serious.
Director Henry Woolf, a long time
friend of Pinter, has done a perceptive job capturing what magic there
is in the writing. And the acting is
often quite good. But these efforts
have been wasted on Pinter's thin
Pinter Places in repertory with Miss
Margarida's Way at The Arts Club
Theatre until February 9.
As a cockney cab driver in Victoria Station, William Samples
beams in a seraphic trance. Staring
into beatific space, he serenely
assures his hard-nosed dispatcher
over the radio (Duncan Fraser, at
the other side of the stage) that he's
parked in front of the Crystal
Palace. Oblivious to Fraser's assertion that the Crystal Palace burned
down years ago, Samples says he
has a passenger, the woman he
loves, in the back seat.
These dreams disturb and antagonize Fraser, cigarette dangling
from the corner of his mouth as he
barks into the mike. The whimsical,
lonely cabbie and the harried,
short-fused dispatcher are two
bizarre yet poignant products of
modern times.
As a simple juxtaposition of op
posite personalities, this is a charming vignette. But when Fraser
declares at the end of the sketch
that he's coming on down to see
what's up, nothing has taken place.
In One for the Road, Samples
plays a sort of glib thought-police
commandant, the embodiment of a
totalitarian state that likes to be liked — with a vengeance. He interviews three members of a familv:
the brutally tortured father, the
gang-raped mother, and the uneasy
but as yet unharmed little son.
The father can only moan inarticulate words of protest and
despair; his tongue was cut out. The
mother bleeds down her unsteady
legs and the son expresses worried
distrust. As he saunters about,
Samples frequently pours himself a
drink,   declaring,    "one   for   the
road?", expressing in this line the
omnipotence, indifference and false
geniality of the regime.
On releasing the father, Samples
indicates his wife may or may not
be rejoining him, depending on
whether "she's up to it", and his
son, "a little prick" in Samples'
opinion, won't be seen again.
One for the Road evokes the horror of totalitarianism, but this is all.
Play brews discontented viewers
All welcome to Montreal's own
neighborhood tavern Chez Willy's!
That is, all those except women who
have nothing better to do than to
nag at their poor overworked husbands.
Brew, a comedy set in Montreal
depicts an average day in a working
class bar, where weirdos, tough
guys, boys on the brink of manhood, and even nice men gather.
These 18 distinct personalities are
played by a grand total of three actors.
Even though it is a feat in itself
for one actor to portray six different characters so uniquely and
sometimes even strangely, the play
does not succeed in giving the audience enough quick and lively scenes
to laugh at.
The play starts off with the bartender Bob opening up the cave
bright and early. While wiping the
tables and polishing the counters
methodically he sings, "I'm starting
the evening early this morning" in
eager anticipation for his first customer of the day.
Suddenly the door flies open and
in stumbles the dirty and smelly
bagman, usually the first and only
customer of the morning. The constantly drunk bagman demands a
drink   and   gets   one   because   he
amuses Bob until the real customers
pour in. After a long tedious period
of questioning where the bagman
rumbles "Hey Bob?" at the beginning of every sentence, they both
conclude that an invisible friend at
the next table will cover his bill that
day. The bagman then slowly drifts
off into his own world, and mumbles himself to sleep.
The play meanders: scene after
scene of locals popping in to tell
Bob the important events in their
lives. The slow pace at the beginning of the play is its biggest down-
At the Vancouver Playhouse
Until Feb. 9
fall. Each character has complaints
and each complaint is especially important to the character venting his
emotions. However, these complaints are monotonous, especially
since the audience does not hear
most of the tirades. It was boring
for Bob to put up with these
"SOB's" because it was his part of
his job, but it was even more boring
for the audience to watch Bob patiently put up with them.
One scene, where two characters
wallow in beer in the tavern late at
night in protest of allowing women
in local bars, was especially slow
moving. They did nothing except
fall over each other in a marathon
drinking contest.
Another sketch contains an overly obnoxious Kinney shoe store
manager who pesters Bob for attention. Bob hides from this tacky pest
in his own bar by running to the
bathroom and when even thisi
avoidance tactic does not work he is
forced to throw him out. It was boring for the audience to sit and wait
until Bob decided he couldn't*stomach the pest any longer before the
play could move on.
There are some really funny
scenes towards the end of the play.
One contains a freak pyromaniac
and an especially well characterized
scene has a father tell his wimpy son
to battle a long blond motorcyclist
on his first visit to the tavern.
Although the last scenes were
very funny, they came too late to
save a play that took the whole first
half to brew.
The play could have provided insight on why taverns had been
strictly male institutions for so long.
Instead it only reinforced the image
that the local bars were places that
discriminated against women out of
habit and places which stereotypic-
ally did not provide a special atmosphere for males to develop a
feeling of camaraderie, but only to
get drunk in.
We are presumed to like this play
because it was written for Amnesty
International's Year of Torture
(1984-85). As in Victoria Station,
however, nothing develops or is
resolved, and the effect is tedious.
The third play, A Kind of
Alaska, is based on an actual
epidemic of sleeping sickness which
occurred during and after World
War I. Victims fell into an endless
sleep, conscious of their surroundings yet motionless, speechless and
without hope of will. They were
finally cured by the discovery of the
drug L-DOPA (no kidding).
It opens with Deborah (Susan
Williamson), who's been doubled
over with her hands clenched before
her for 29 years, slowly awakening.
The faithful doctor, who administered the drug, watches and
then consoles her. Williamson is a
pleasure to watch. In her voice and
gestures she alternates between
child-like playfulness and a mixture
of despair and anxiety. She has the
same preoccupations she had at age
16 when she went to sleep. Clinging
to childhood, she talks constantly
of parties. Fearing adulthood, she
refers repeatedly to her. eldest
sister's approaching marriage.
When another sister enters the
room, suddenly middle aged, she
recoils from her.
Deborah's sleep is a fascinating
metaphor for the theme of failure
to come of age. One gets a sense of
the well-adjusted, suffocating and
ultimately soporific family life that
failed to reassure Deborah when she
was suddenly faced with the actuality of adulthood.
But again it is as though Pinter
had an idea, in this case a good one,
which he never took beyond its initial stage. One may leave the
theatre either having enjoyed the
production itself or, a little like
Deborah, dissatisfied after a long
Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee ... a rift develops on a passage to Indian.
Sweeping   epics plague screen
A young woman travels to India
to marry her fiance and falls in love
with a hallucination in the Marabar
Or does she? No, she wants to see
the real India and in the process
thinks she has been raped. Or has
What actually happens in the
Marabar caves between Adela
Quested (Judy Davis) and Dr. Aziz
(Victor Banerjee) is supposed to be
the central riddle of A Passage to
A Passage to India
Directed by David Lean
At the Dunbar Theatre
India. However, it is not the riddle
that has plagued viewers and readers of E.M. Forster's literary masterpiece — instead it is a film with a
three hour conclusion.
A Passage to India is a deathly
boring film. I don't care what Time
has said about director David Lean,
the worst insult a filmmaker can bestow on his audience is a film of this
Passage contains wonderfully
panoramic scenes and alternates
from raucus moments to peaceful
quietude, but it also contains the
silliest lines to ornament the loveliest moments.
In one such sweeping scene, Richard Fielding (James Fox) returns
with his bride to India to visit Dr.
Aziz. They stop to look very intensely at the breathtaking mountains; the camera hovers lovingly on
the splendors high above their shining faces. Yet all that comes from
the rapturous mouth of Fielding, is,
"We'd better be going now." One
more missed opportunity for profundity, excitement, or what have
What is interesting about the
characters is that they are all stereotypes without exception. Dr. Aziz is
an embarrassment, so ingratiating,
so effusive, so emotional. The
young English woman, Quested, is
so very pale and unemotionally
cold. When calling off her wedding
to Heaslop (Nigel Havers), she remarks, "We're being so very British
about all of this." If "very, British"
means as unresponsive as cadavers
then I agree.
More stereotypes abound in the
older Mrs. Moore, Heaslop's mother who has the characteristics of the
kind and venerable old lady. And
like all likeable old people, she has a
very kind face. The old Indian guru
professor (Alec Guinness) also suffers from venerable old age, but he
has the added burden of the inscrutable master who specializes in cryptic messages and monosyllable answers. How very guru like.
The symbols of imperialist Britain can be found in Major and Mrs.
Callendar (Clive Swift and Anne
Firbank), and they specialize in extreme racism and condescension toward Indians. In a party for Quested and Moore, Mrs. Callendar
comes across an Indian woman who
speaks English and her comment is
"Oh, she speaks English, fancy
A Passage to India is a movie of
extremely stale characters. E.M.
Forster once said to an interviewer
that his method of writing consists
of letting the characters take over
the story. On repeating this to the
eminent author of Lolita, Nabokov
replied, "No wonder his characters
tried to wriggle out of India or
whatever place he tried to take
It seems Columbia Pictures is
bent on resurrecting the romantic
adventure-epic. The Razor's Ed£e
was another such fantastic adventure full of moving panoramic
scenes. l{ not for Bill Murray's addition of humor of the unexpected
kind, the film would have been stillborn. Alec Guinness fulfills the
same role as Murray in A Passage to
India but since Guinness unfortunately has a small part he cannot save
his film from early demise.
And why the sudden resurgence in
British India anyway? It seems to
me that more pressing matters have
occurred in the India of today
which could take precedence in interest over a silly, non-love story
against the backdrop of the jingoistic British in India. Page 8
Friday, January 18,1985
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Pat's plan makes hack puke
Hearing universities minister Pat
McGeer claim that the universities
are to blame for their own
budgetary problems is enough to
make me vomit.
UBC's budgetary problems can
be laid squarely on the doorstep of
Social Credit policy in Victoria. The
government has seem fit to redirect
federal funds earmarked for secondary education into such momentos
as Expo 86 and the Coca-Cola
UBC's operating budget has been
reduced to pre-1982 levels with a
five per cent cut last year coming
after a freeze in funding in 1983. It
does not take much genius to realize
that funding cuts combined with in
flation will result in budgetary problems.
McGeer says changes to the
Universities Act are needed so that
university presidents can be given
the powers necessary to impose
restraint upon the universities. The
problem is one of managerial efficiency: we are led to believe centralize power in the hands of university presidents and their advisers,
and the university will be able to
trim faculties and cut programs
over the objections of faculty and
students in the senate. This according to McGeer is the answer to
UBC's budgetary morass.
McGeer's recommendations
reflect enlightened Social Credit
thinking. Concentrate power in an
ever smaller circle, create the con*
text for restraint by redirecting
funds away from education, and
then impose efficient (read budget-
chopping) solutions to the problem.
The question is not one of budget
deficits at UBC. It is one of government policy in Victoria. Why is
universities minister Pat McGeer,
the man in charge of promoting
quality university education in
British Columbia, instead intent
upon its dissolution?
Rick Klein is a Ubyssey staffer
who was not overly impressed with
Pat McGeer recently.
UBC's senate doesn't quite mesh with the idea of a representative body
looking out for UBC's interests.
It makes the academic decisions for the university — which it is supposed to do — but not in the manner it should do it.
With far reaching changes affecting all sectors of the university about to
happen, it is important that decisions not be handed down from the senate
gods up on high. They should be churned through a more open system.
In a month, the third budget of the current provincial regime Will be presented and some huge decisions will have to be made.
In the face of an $18 million shortfall, drastic changes will occur, just as
they did last year. But, will this continue with the important decisions being made in the back rooms by a few deans and campus power brokers?
For now, all they do is fight behind the scenes and present decisions fait
accompli, bypassing all discussion.
Is the education undergraduate program going to be cut out completely?
The education dean has already dealt with first year and is now working on
second year education.
What cuts are being planned now and where are their priorities? Do cutbacks which leave Us with rock-concert scale classes really leave anything
at all?
Also, given the way senate decisions are preordained by committee,
what real function do student and alumni senators have and whom do they
For example, when the Burnyeat motion guaranteeing programs for students already enrolled came before senate last Wednesday all the big guns
on senate starting with Dean Will leaped up to speak against it. No student
senators spoke up for students.
And on committees where things are decided, there is only one student,
member. Members concentrate on academic work at the expense of student interests in most cases.
"The question is whether we're going to represent student interests or
not," said a student senator recently. If this is the attitude of some, then
why are they on senate? Who the hell are they supposed to represent?
January 18, 1985
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necessarily those of the university administration or the AMS.
Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
SUB 241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising
A special recruitment masthead to prove that staffers are civilized, compassionate creatures. Charlie
Fidelman snorted croutons and feta cheese during a deja vu experience with a tall, dark stranger.
Robert Beynon and Stephen Wisenthal got high on scented toilet paper. Debbie Lo, James Young and
Patti Flather giggled at the spectacle, but Victor Wong uttered the single word "peurile." Meanwhile,
back at the commune, Gordon Clark, Rick Klein, Chris Wong, Monte Stewart and Rory Allen sang a
moving four-part harmony extolling the joys of anarch. Such gentle music was appreciated by the likes
of Kevin Adams, Hilary Maguire, Hui Lee and Mike Perley but not by Sue Mcllroy and Lome Unger.
Another quartet — Mark Teare, Betsy Goldberg, Jody Findlay and Dave Magowan — huddled and
sobbed-in a corner, worried sick about whether their programs would continue past April.'
Students rejected 'vile' cyanide pill plan
I am writing in regards to the announcement recently made by UBC
Students for Peace and Mutual
Disarmament that they had failed
to meet the requirements necessary
to hold a referendum at UBC which
would approve the distribution of
cyanide capsules on campus to be
used in the advent of a nuclear war.
(The Sun, January 10, 1985).
They said they only got 300
signatures to their petition while it
takes at least 500 before the AMS
must stage a referendum.
In fact, the overwhelming majority of UBC students vehemently
rejected this vile plan. A petition in
opposition to the cyanide referendum, circulated chiefly by students
in a short period of time, quickly
accumulated over 600 signatures.
When a member of the anti-
cyanide campaign addressed several
large undergrad arts classes, many
students, if they did not laugh
outright at the SPMD plan, often
applauded the speaker. Faculty
members usually approved of the
Student organizations like the
Pharmacy Students Association,
the Arts Undergrad Society, the
Engineers Undergrad Society and
the Medical Students Association,
plus at least two deans in Health
Sciences, members of the CITR
Radio Station, nurses and nursing
students all rejected the SPMD proposal without hesitation.
There was no debate on the matter as Gary Marchant said. It was an
open and shut case.
To most students (and others)
the cyanide pill plan was an unthinkable  and  despicable  project
which could do nothing more for
the anti-war movement that attempt
to spread pessimism and despair.
A few people signed the pro-
cyanide petition because they had
been led to believe that it would be
an   effective   gimmick   "to   force
them to think about the danger of
nuclear war".
However, most thought that
some other "gimmick", at least,
could have been used. In the anti-
cyanide petition, students agreed
that a concrete action against the
war danger was the only way to go.
I am proud to be among students
at UBC. The victory of the Anti-
cyanide campaign proves that
students are neither apathetic nor
uncaring, as the leader of the peace
club   claimed.   Furthermore,   the
cyanide proposal was not
withdrawn, it was defeated. Young
people are full of hope and will not
give in to the war plans of the two
Barbara Waldern
Three clubs combine on rebel spectacular
This year three UBC clubs are
collaborating on an event called
'Rebel Spectaculars'. The UBC
Anarchist Club, the Latin America
Solidarity Committee and the
Socialist Education Society have
come together to present this unique presentation of films, slide
shows and speakers.
From January to March 1985,
there will be weekly events on three
main topics.
In January, the theme is Ecology
and Indigenous Peoples. On Thursday, Jan. 17 there will be a slide
show and speakers dealing with the:
ecology and problems of uranium
mining in Norther Saskatchewan.
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fects the large native populations
who live in the area of the uranium
Other events in January will look
at the wolf, an endangered species
facing another season of Socred
bloodletting, and there will be a
speaker from Greenpeace to talk
about Canada's role in the nuclear
fuel cycle and nuclear weapons.
February's theme is Spies, Security and Civil Rights. A new series of
films from the NFB will detail the
history of Canada's national security operations and its implications
for each of us. On Feb. 28 there will
be a panel discussion on the new
security service featuring
spokespeople from several concerned organizations.
In March, the theme is Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Through films and speakers, the
politicall and social conditions of
several Third World countries will
be examined. Four countries, Chile,
Grenada, Nicaragua and
Guatemala will be the focus for
these events but many of the issues
are universal.
All presentations take place on
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in
Buchanan A-100 and run about an
hour and a half. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lunch and relax
and all are welcome to join in
discussions with the speakers on
these various issues.
Members of the three clubs feel
that 'Rebel Spectaculars' deals with
very important  and  controversial
issues that everyone will find worthwhile.
For more information watch the
Tween Classes in the Ubyssey or
drop us a note at Box 63, SUB,
Sue Mcllroy
UBC Anarchist Club member
Seminars can ease reality
For the first time, graduating
students can prepare themselves for
the shock of entering the real world,
before they actually leave the campus. As an experiment, the Alumni
Association and the Alma Mater
Society have organized a series of
seminars dealing with employment,
money and business skills.
These seminars will be held on
Jan. 23, 24 and 25 at SUB. There
will be a nominal registration fee of
$2.00 which covers the cost of all
From Monday, Jan. 14 on, interested students can register at the
AMS business office (top floor of
SUB, room 266).
Kyle Mitchel (of Dunhfll Personnel Consultants) and Bruce Stuart
(of Touche Ross — Management
Consultants) are just two of the
distinguished alumni who have
agreed to direct all or part of a
The structure of some seminars
will be provided by representatives
of organizations such as the student
counselling and resources centre,
the Canadian employment centre
on campus, the B.C. ministry of industry and small business development, the women students' office
and the awards office.
Some of the seminar titles are,
"Writing a Resume," "Starting
Your Own Business," "Etiquette in
Business," "Managing Your Personal Finances" and "How to Get
Into Graduate Studies."
Jamie Collins
SUB project administrator Friday, January 18, 1985
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Political refugee describes South Africa
A refugee is any person who is
outside his/her country because
he/she has a well-founded fear of
persecution by reason of race, nationality or political opinion and
because of such a fear, is unwilling
or unable to avail themselves of the
protection of the government of
their nationality.
The above definition of a refugee
is the standard one used in international law and was used to determine my legal status by the Government of Canada, and the World
University Service of Canada.
I am a political refugee from
South Africa. I was forced to flee
from my homeland as a result of my
opposition to the South African
government's policy of apartheid,
which is the systematic oppression
of the black majority population by
the white minority.
The whites, who comprise less
than one fifth of the population,
control and own 87 per cent of the
land mass, while blacks are herded
into the remaining unproductive 13
per cent.
Opposition to the white government is met with repression, and
political rights for blacks are virtually non-existent. Torture, detention without trial, banishment and
deportation are the most common
methods of repression.
My political activism against the
South African government began
when I was at university in Johannesburg in 1980. As my association
with various anti-government
groups grew, so did my awareness
of the brutal methods used by the
South African police.
Our protest methods were
peaceful: we started with sit-ins,
marches and boycotts. However,
the police would break up gatherings by using police dogs, tear gas
and batons.
We were lucky — the police have
opened fire on students on
numerous occasions.
As opposition mounted, so did
the repression. One by one, my
friends and associates began disappearing. Some were banned; some
were detained for months without
trial or access to legal recourse;
others lay low for a while, and two
close friends of mine were tortured.
One friend was strung from the
ceiling by his hands and feet, which
were beaten until he passed out with
pain and exhaustion.
My other friend, a woman, was
tortured by a policewoman with
long sharp fingernails, and suffered
some gross sexual perversion.
The circle was tightening and
after being questioned on occasion
by the police, I dropped university,
went home, and lay low for a few
months. However, since military
conscription is compulsory for all
white males, I was drafted into the
armed forces.
The armed forces act as the tool
of repression for the South African
government, illegally occupy
Namibia (a country north of South
Africa), and regularly invade
neighbouring countries like
Mozambique, Angola and Lesotho.
By serving in the armed forces 1
would not be defending my country
but in fact defending the apartheid
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system which I totally rejected.
Desertion or refusal to report for
duty is punishable by six to eight
years of imprisonment — objection
is after all tantamount to treason.
My alternative was to flee from
South Africa.
I applied for political asylum in
Swaziland. After spending two days
of interrogation at police headquarters, and appearing before a
committee of government officials,
UNHCR representatives, security
officials and other individuals, I
was granted political asylum and
refugee status.
The next ten months as a refugee
were the most intense, animating
and difficult of my life.
Survival in a foreign country,
which harbours many South
African refugees, produces a cat-
and-mouse existence which is difficult to describe. The South
African agents use various methods
to stifle potentially "subversive"
elements who have fled South
Swaziland seethes with informers
for the South African government,
and refugees are in constant fear of
being kidnapped, bombed or
murdered by South African agents
operating in Swaziland.
In my case, the South African
authorities tried to get me extradited by accusing me of a murder
which I had never committed. During this period my parents and
friends were harrassed, their houses
were searched and their mail was
While the UNHCR officials in
Swaziland desperately tried to find
a country of resettlement for me, I
had to eke out an existence by relying on the good will of the Swazi
Jobs and educational opportunities are extremely scarce and
many refugees spend the days
wandering from place to place and
often from country to country.
My case came before representatives of the Canadian government
in Southern Africa. In co-operation
with the World University Service
of Canada which has a field office
in Swaziland, I was granted protection by the Canadian government
by landed immigrant status.
Through the WUSC group at the
University of Regina in Saskatchewan, I was granted a scholarship
for the period of one year. Funding
for the scholarship came from the
students, staff and community at
the University of Regina.
For a refugee, the chance to study
is a rare and treasured opportunity,
and although the adaption to a new
culture is not always easy, the
relative freedom from harassment
lifts much tension and provides
much relief.
For many of us in exile, the
education, experience, and
knowledge we gain will be used if
we are ever legally able to return
home to our people and families
without fear of persecution.
JAN. 17-20
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Telephone (613)-547-3031.
I am presently studying at UBC,
where there is a local committee of
the World University Service of
Canada. A group of dedicated
students in WUSC-UBC are currently preparing for a referendum
in January, whereby students will
be asked to vote on a proposed 50
cents addition to the Alma Mater
Society fees which will be used to
support two refugees who would
study at UBC.
These refugees will be given full
financial sponsorship for one year,
and will then be treated as regular
My experiences as a refugee are
not unusual. Thousands in my
country are still stuck in refugee
camps in Africa. Thousands of
other refugees from Ethiopia,
Uganda, El Salvador and Vietnam
live in similar circumstances with
little or no hope of continuing their
Students at UBC have within
their power the ability to support
two refugee students and to provide
them with a life which is relatively
secure from threat. PLEASE
Perspectives is an opinion column open lo the university community.
(for A.M.S. Executive Positions)
Monday, January 21
4:30 P.M.
Election  Commissioner will be explaining
the rules and regulations of the election.
SUB 260
A series of seminars to help students re-enter
the non-academic world January 23, 24, 25,
• Personal Goals and Career Planning
• Writing a Resume
• Job Search Techniques
• Starting Your Own Business
• Interview Skills
• Women in-the Labour Force: Nontraditional Occupations
• Managing Your Personal Finances
• Paying Back a Student Loan—The Interest Relief Program
• Time Management and Project Planning
• Etiquette In Business
• Communication Skills and Dealing with People on the Job
• Women in the Labour Force:
Dealing with Traditional Stereotypes
• Volunteer Work —a means of gaining career experience
• How to get into Graduate Studies
• Grants and Scholarships for Graduate Students
Register at the AMS Business Office (SUB Rm. 266)
Registration Fee: $2.00 (covers cost of all seminars)
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Friday, January 18, 1985
Feature writing seminar, freelance writer Tom
Hawthorn, newcomers welcome, 3 p.m., SUB
Installation by Judie Price, until 4 p.m., AMS art
gallery in SUB.
Open Road Benefit Dance —
come and hop out of your socks to
support one of the country's most
progressive journals. Dance to the
tunes of Shanghai Dog, Bamnf, Industrial Waste Banned and the Animal Slaves.
This Friday, Jan. 18 at the UBC
Grad centre ballroom.
TIX at the door — don't miss it!
Check out the first federal Tory
minister to grace our campus since
the election. Today Jack Murta, the
minister of state for multicultural-
ism, talks about Multiculturalism
and the Media. That's at 1 p.m. in
the Graduate centre dining room.
There should be time for questions
so you might find out something
about Tory policy on multicultural-
Monday is . . . munch . . . Apple
Day! All day across campus the Aggies are selling delicious apples to
raise funds for the B.C. Lions Society for Crippled Children. Go for it
— apples are good for you.
Letter writing and strategy workshop, noon,
SUB 206.
Conversation meeting, details on superb soiree,
noon, International House.
Robert Burns night with entertainment and haggis, 7:30 p.m.. International House upper
Women's Canada West vs. Saskatchewan
Huskiettes at 6:30 p.m., men's league opener vs
Huskies at 8:30 p.m., War Memorial gym.
Bzzr garden, 4:40 to 8:30 p.m., Anso building
small groups' lounge.
Lecture on learning disabilities ot federal inmates, 1:30, Adult Education Research centre.
Squash/racquetball night, 8-9:30 p.m., Winter
Sports centre.
Women host University of Calgary, 2 p.m ,
Osborne centre gymnastics gym.
Jack Murta, minister for multiculturalism speaks
about multtculturalism and the media, 1 p.m..
Graduate centre dining room,
Meet with rival Simon Fraser University, 2 p.m.,
SFU pool.
Women's Thundervolley tournament, all day,
War Memorial gym and Osborne centre.
Women vs Alberta Pandas at 6:45 p.m., men vs
Alberta Golden Bears at 8:30 p.m., War
Memorial gym.
International match vs University of Sydney,
2:30 p.m., Thunderbird stadium.
Races for fun, all members welcome, noon skipper's meeting, Jericho Sailing centre.
Eyewitness account of Jews in Ethiopia, 7 p.m.,
Hillel House.
Rehearsals with Savannah Walling, 2-4:30 p.m.,
SUB 212.
Israeli  dancing workshop,  students $2.50 and
non-students $5,   1:30-4:30  p.m.,   International
University of British Columbia
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Directed by Mavor Moore
Simon Webb
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Women's Thundervolley tournament,   all  day,
War Memorial gym.
Organizational meeting, noon, Lutheran Campus
Film: I am a refugee, noon, Buch B214.
Organizational meeting for summer exchange,
5:30-7:30 p.m. SUB 215.
UBC Photo Society show, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
'til Friday, SUB.
Film: Living Treasure of Japan, noon, Rm. 604
Asian centre.
Bible study, noon, Buch D202.
Weekly   meeting   with   bible   reading,   healing
testimonies, noon, SUB 213.
Information session for ESL teachers, 7:30 p.m..
International House upper lounge.
Aggie week boat racing, Aggie women currently
undefeated, noon, SUB plaza.
Square dance with fiddler and caller,  7 p.m.,
McMillan lounge.
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Blue Moon: the country boys from the Fraser
Valley are coming back to town to play some
straight ahead bluegrass, Jan. 21, Anza Club,
Waves: boogie, rock, comedy, jazz, Jan.
18-19, Andre Thibault: flamenco and classical
guitar, Jan. 23, The Classical Joint, 689-0667.
Bernard Lagace: Montreal organist will perform Bach's Great Seventeen Choral Preludes
on the Casavant tracker organ of the UBC
Recital Hall, Jan. 19, 732-1610.
K. D. Lang: In the Boo Jan.17-19, 405 North
Rd. Coquitlam, 939-7341. BB King: King of
the blues, Jan. 21-Feb. 2, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30
p.m. at the Plazzazz, 984-0611.
I Puritani: an opera that has moved many to
tears, Jan. 19-26, 8:00 p.m. sharp, at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 280-4444.
The Beverly Sisters: Jan. 21, Town Pump,
Purcell String Quartet: works by Mozart
and Canadian composers, Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m.
UBC Recital Hall.
Ritchie Cole: Alto Madness Quartet, Jan. 21,
22, Hot Jazz Society, 873-4131.
David Hail, Shani Mootoo and Mark
Linklater: Three B.C. painters who share a
common interest in working with the mundane to express the non-mundane, Surrey Art
Gallery, until Feb. 3, 13750-88 Ave., Surrey.
Alan Storey: Two site specific pieces built to
extend from the existing structure of the
gallery with movement created by the action
of the viewer, until Feb. 2, Contemporary Art
Gallery, 555 Hamilton St.
No Rest For The Restless: prepared by Kent
Tate, Jan. 21-Feb. 9, Pitt International
Galleries, 36 Powell St.
Rap On The Sublime: The female artist in a
male-defined field of art production is addressed through a series of large portraits, at
the Pitt, Jan. 21 Feb 9.
Exhibition of Photographs: Jacques Rene
Andre, Nomi Kaplan, Jean-Jacques Baillaut,
Tom Knott, Stuart Dee, James Labonte,
Doane Gregory, George Plawski, Patrick Hat-
tenberger, Ted Scott, Werner Hintermeister,
(ngrid Yuille, at Centre Culturel Colombien,
from Jan. 24-Feb. 28.
The Third Annual Eyeball: multi-media fair
of sight, light and color, with entertainment
including Fool's Theatre, Joe Mock, Snake in
the Grass Moving Theatre, Impulse Improvisation, Farley Foolhardy, and more, prizes for
best costume: Sun. Jan. 20, 1-5 p.m. Robson
Square Media Centre.
Susan Keane and John Simeon: both
North Shore artists share a show, Jan. 9-Feb.
12, North Vancouver City Hall, 141 W. 14th
Ave. 988-6844.
Through Indian Eyes: an exhibition of
photographs taken by Indians of India, Nov.
30-Jan. 20, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St. 682-5621.
The Longstaffe Collection 1959-1984: lead
ing Canadian art collectors' treasures, Jan.
12-Feb. 24, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St  682-5621.
Veronica Plewman: UBC grad shows pencil
drawings and oil paintings, Jan. 7-Feb. 3,
Vancouver East Cultural Centre', 1895 Ven-
ables St. 254-9578.
Kartner Block Series: an examination of
landscape and architecture by Katherine Sur-
ridge, Jan. 10-Feb. 10, Burnaby Art Gallery,
6344 Gilpin St. 291 9441.
Water Wave Map Mark: Chinese ink drawings by Catherine E. Wetmore, Jan. 6-Jan.
19, Carnegie Gallery, 401 Main St. 665-2220.
Pinter Places: the Canadian premier of three
one-act plays by Harold Pinter, Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., 8:30 Wed. 5:30, Sat. 2:30 and 6:30, Sun.
3:30 p.m., in Repertory with:
The Taming of the Shrew: Shakespeare
thrives at the Dorothy Somerset Studio, Jan.
29 to Feb. 2, 8 p.m. UBC.
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking
It on the Road: comes off the road Jan. 12,
Mon. to Fri., 8:30 p.m.. Sat. 6:30 and 9:30
p.m., Arts Club, Granville Island.
Ain't Misbehavin': This popular musical revue celebrates its 300th performance on Jan.
30, held over to Feb, 16, regular showing
times and special price matinees on Wed. at
5:30 p.m. Arts Club, Granville Island
Miss Margarida's Way: a one-woman exploration of the corruption and seduction of
power, Mon. and Wed. 8:30, Tues. and
Thurs. 5:30, Sat. 9:30, Sun. 7:30 p.m. Limited
' run to Feb. 9, Arts Club Theatre, Seymour St.
February 1
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Brew: an irreverent comedy that is known to
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p.m., The Vancouver Playhouse.
The Vancouver Show: come join the audience of the Vancouver Show . . . one of
many ways of to be aware cf what's what,
CKVU 180 W. 2nd Ave., reserve seating only,
call 876-1344.
The Imaginary Invalid: by Moliere a famous
farcist, Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m. at the Frederic
Wood Theatre.
Jay O'Callahan: master storyteller for
children of any age or stature, Jan. 18-20,
Centennial Theatre, 6897-7697.
Twelfth Night or What You Will:
Shakespeare at the Arts Club directed by
Larry Lillo, starts Jan. 18 until March 2,
Tsymbaly: Ted Galay's new full length
musical, tells the story of four generations of a
Ukrainian family in Canada, one week only,
Jan. 23-27 at the New Play Centre, 685-6217.
Contagious: A new musical by Morris
Panych and Ken MacDonald, directed by
Kolneder, Tamahnous askes the musical
question: "Is humanity a dead issue:" Jan.
19-Feb. 16 at the Van. East Cultural Centre,
previews for students at cheap prices: Fri.
Jan. 18.
7:30, Our Life is Now 9:15, Jan. 23. The Se
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Jan. 2*.
Ridge Theatre (3131 Arbutus St., 738-6311)
Les Comperes 7:30 & 9:30.
SUB films (SUB Auditorium, 228-3679) The
Last Starfighter 7:00, The Karate Kid 9:30,
Jan. 17-20. Star Trek III, 7:00, The Empire
Strikes Back 9:00, Jan. 24-27.
Cinerrawest (SUB Auditorium 228-3697)
Hamle: 7:30,
Pacific Cinematheque (1155 West Georgia).
The Second Awakening of Christa Klages
7:30, Jan. 18-19, The Conformist 7:30, Jan.
23, Tha Nontreal Main 7:30 & Mouchett 9:30,
Jan. 24.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th Ave. and
Commercial Dr. 253-54551 Carmen 7:30,
Pauline at the Beach 9:30, Jan. 18-20.
Premieres of new Swedish films: The Simple-
Minded Murderer 7:30,Beyond Sorrow
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Friday, January 18, 1985
UBC swimmers torpedo Albertans
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SPLISH SPLASH: This summer isn't taking a bath. Bubble guzzler was a participant at one of two Canada West
swim meets held at UBC.
Hockey 'Birds split with Huskies
While most local hockey supporters are languishing over
possibly the most disgraceful Vancouver Canucks' loss of the season
Sunday night; the UBC Thunderbirds and their faithful followers
are looking ahead to bigger and better things.
The Thunderbirds have good
reason to celebrate after earning a
split in a crucial Canada West series
with Saskatchewan Huskies at
Thunderbird arena.
The 'Birds downed the Huskies
6-4 Saturday, making amends for a
5-4 loss to Saskatchewan the night
before. Said UBC mentor Fred Masuch, the games went exactly as expected."
"I think we've got a little bit better hockey team than they've got,"
said Masuch. "I think we showed it
over the two games."
Bobby Hull Jr. delivered two
goals Saturday, scoring both goals
in the first period. Mark Didcott
provided the 'Birds' third tally of
'the initial period while Dennis Fen-
ske and Dan Leier scored for the
With their 3-2 lead after one,
UBC did not back down from the
Rowing teams compete
UBC rowers gave a strong performance Saturday as more than 80
athletes participated in the mind
and body rendering 1985 Winter Indoor Rowing Race at UBC.
Rowers from UBC, the Vancouver Rowing Club and Burnaby
Lake Aquatic Club competed in
War Memorial Gym in the race, affectionately called the Thunder and
Roar Ergo Rowing Race.
During the day, heats were held
for the seven different male and
female classes to determine the five
fastest qualifying times for each
group, and these athletes advanced
to the finals held later in the afternoon.
The fastest time over the 5 mile
"distance" 8:11.15, was posted in a
men's open heat by UBC's Paul van
The final of this event was a close
match. Jamie Boulding of VRC
took first place in 8:12.27; Olvmpic
Gold Medallist Pat Turner of UBC
was second, 8:12.45;
UBC's Mark Nordman won the
men's lightweight category posting
a time of 8:54.12 over second place
Paul Looker, 8:58.24, and third
place Brad Condon, 8:59.92. Kayak
Gold Medal Olympian Hugh
Fischer easily won the men's Novice
category, with a solid performance
at 8:17.24.
In the Women's Lightweight
event, Frances Maika of BLAC
won comfortably in 9:54.91, over
UBC's Wendy Helliwell at
10:41.67, and Ann Stanley,
11:31.18. Karen Carmichael of
UBC finished first in the Novice
event, in a time of 9:59, while Sofia
Ciechanowski was second in 10:04.
confrontation. Defenceifian Rick
Amann scared the Daylights out of
Saskatchewan goaltender Ross
Mckay at 1:22 of middle frame,
blasting in a slap shot from about
ten feet out. Fenske briefly kept the
Huskies close, scoring on a
beautiful two on one at 6:03.
Paul Achtem gave UBC a 5-3
lead at 11:01 when he fired a shot
between Mckay's legs from a sharp
angle. Moments later, Bruce Keller
brought the Huskies within one,
setting the stage for a dramatic
third period.
Aside from the lack of goals, the
third period was an entertaining exhibition.
Daryl Coldwell scored the lone
goal of the period.
"(Coldwell's) coming on," said
Masuch about the 'Birds' leading
scorer of a year ago. "The first part
of the year he was hurt with injuries, didn't really get it going."
Masuch said Coldwell is improving after injuries but he was not appreciative of Randy Beres' performance Friday night. The UBC
goaltender allowed three soft goals.
Friday, Brent Hamilton paced
Saskatchewan with a pair of goals
while Arley Olson, Mark Chartier
and Tim Leier also found the net.
Hull, Amann, Bill Holowaty and
Coldwell scored for UBC.
A sweep by either team could
provide the margin necessary for
the second and final play-off berth.
Neither team has lost two straight
series this season.
After a successful two-week
training camp in San Diego, the
UBC swimming and diving team
returned to prove themselves nationally in two swim meets over the
Friday the Thunderbirds defeated
the University of Alberta Golden
Bears, whose men's and women's
teams were ranked fourth and first
nationally, respectively.
Led by the strong performances
of Anne Martin and Chris Bowie,
the 'Birds easily defeated their
rivals, 75-36 for the men and
72-39 for the women. Martin,
physical education 2, won the 100m
breastroke, the 100m Freestyle and
the 50m Freestyle; Bowie, a rookie,
won the 400m and 1500m Freestyle.
Other winners were Greg Lohin
in the 50m Freestyle, Mark Feeney
in the 100m Backstroke and Fiona
Waddell in both the 400m Individual Medley and the 400m
Freestyle. Jeff Riddle won the 400m
Individual Medley, the 100m Butterfly and helped the men win the
400m Medley Relay.
Saturday, the women faced strong
opposition from the Universities of
Calgary and Victoria. The
Dinosaurs are perennial winners in
the men's competitions while the
UVic Vikings were ranked second in
both men's and women's competitions.
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Nancy Bonham in both diving
events. And they placed many
swimmers in the all-important scoring positions.
The U of C women consisted
mostly of non-university swimmers
ineligible for CIAU competition.
The Dinosaur men were unquestionably the class of the meet,
possessing seven national team
members. They easily beat the other
two university teams.
Individual stars for UVic were
Olympian Wayne Kelly, who won
the 200m and 100m Freestyle, and
Rod Archibald, who garnered a
first in the 400m Freestyle and a second in the 800m Freestyle and
Bruce Berger in the 200m
Backstroke. Steve Church placed a
strong second in both lm and 3m
diving competitions.
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