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VOLUME 72, Number 1
Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday 6,1989 Classified Advertising
founded in 1850, plans to become re-established at U.B.C. This fraternity is interested
in hearing from a group of undergrad students who wish to participate in the reorganization of this fraternity. Funds and
organizational support are available. Call
Murdo Mackenzie 684-3402.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Anselm's Anglican
University Boulevard
(across from golf course)
(University Boulevard -
across from golf course)
Sunday Service*:
8:00 am   Holy Eucharist
11:00 am Holy Eucharist (2nd Sunday -
Morning Prayer)
Sunday School - ages 5 to 12
(beginning Sept. 17)
Nursery care provided
Sunday, Sept. 10, 11:00 am, a service to
begin the University year. Speaker: Dr.
Hanna Kassis, Dept. of Religious Studies,
Rector: Rev. Bud Raymond
For more information:
224-01410, or 224-2568.
AMC MATADOR 74 PS/PB 2dr 302 V8, 1
owner, 49,000 mis., exc. mech. $895. 228-
8254 or 261-1367.
COMMODORE 64. Color monitor, disk
drive, printer. Best offer takes. Jeff 327-
6439 after 6 p.m.
1983 TOYOTA CELICA GT Coupe. Exc.
Condition, runs well asking$7850phone Joe
or Leave message 228-4544
APPLE II GS 512K, Applied Engineering
Expansion Board, RGB colour monitor,
Imagewriter II printer, 2 disk drives, joy
stick, $2795. 943-4646.
SINGLE BED - like new, $100. 986-1326.
83 LADA 1500 c.c, 4 door, 4 speed, power
brakes, AM/FM cassette, reclining bucket
seats. $2,000 O.B.O. Call 228-9161.
under warranty. $250. Call 738-7933,leave
a message.
FM stereo cassette, snows on rims. Lady
driven, dealer maintained, $2,500 O.B.O.
Call 228-3766 days.
"76MONARCH72,000M. Ex.shape,newly
painted, new alternator, $1,200 O.B.O.
Good tires, no rust, 228-9857.
LIKE NEW, with monitor, printer, 20 MB
hard drive, MF Word or Word Perfect.
$2,500 O.B.O. Call Steve or lv. mess. 876-
view. Ocean & Mtns.    Sept. - May rent
Call T. Wolfe 684-1181 or 943-
PIANO LESSONS. Toronto Conservatory
Cr. I-X, A.R.C.T. or just for fun! 20 years
experience with L.R.S.M., B. Mus., M. Mus.,
R.M.T. Call Mrs. Okimi 228-9161.
30 - JOBS
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. Very lucrative new company seeks sales associates.
The Purest Gold Inc. 224-6600, Independent Area Director.
POSITIONS OPEN for Undergraduate
Teaching Assistants (markers). A detailed
job posting and application forms are in
PON ANNEX C, first floor bulletin board.
Application deadline: Sept. 8.
WORLD WIDE. Now interviewing p/t, Pt
positions.   Call Mr. Richards, 430-2769.
TRUE CONFECTIONS DESSERT RESTAURANT requires p/t counter help/wait,
staff. Call 682-1292 for appt.
P/T DISHWASHER, Sundays & Holiday
Mondays. 10:30 - 6:00, $6/hr. Must be
experienced, quick & energetic. Apply in
person, Stock Market, Granville Island
Public Market, 687-2433.
* Note: "Noon" = 12:30 pm
UBC Film Society
Movie:"Mississippi Burning" 7pm
"Beaches" 9:30pm
SUB auditorium
(runs through to Sunday)
Lutheran Student Movement
Communion Service 10:00am
Lutheran Campus Center
We are now accepting applications
for p/t waiters/waitresses for our
banquet and bar and grill. Just
minutes off campus. Apply in person at 5185 University Blvd.
E/mr*s Contest
Sunday, Sept. 10th
Be There!
2pm - Midnight
4397 W.IOth Ave.
High end designer men's consignment shop sell-
ing new & resale clothing iB seeking an aggressive fern, or male P/T, 12+ hrs. per wk. Retail
clothing exper. & strong sales ability a must.
Computer knowledge an asset, but not necessary. $8 per hr. + discounts. Send resume to:
The Manager, 4476 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
hair, red blouse, nice smile) at Bino's Sat
19th. I wore green. Let's do coffee, reply Box
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in our restored home. Minutes to the 'IT of
Toronto & downtown. Rates from $45.
Ashleigh Heritage House (416) 535-4000.
CLAUSTROPHOBIC? Individual, confidential, short-term study at UBC Psychology Clinic for those fearful of enclosed
spaces. No fee. Tel. Richard Booth at 228-
SCHOLAR/WRITER WILL TEACH Advanced Chinese Reading/Writing/Transla-
tion in exchange for Eng. Tuition. 733-1809.
word processing/typing. Student rates.
Dorothy Martinson 228-8346.
TYPING UBC VILLAGE, 24 hr. service.
Tapes transcribed, essays, papers, resumes,
letters, editing/proofing. 224-2310.
TYPINGTIGERS. Low.lowrates. Computerized. WordPerfect 5. 273-1420 or 645-
6934. UBC Area.
Type ityourself... simplified instructions,
spell check, and laser printer make your
work look top quality.' $7/hr. and 15c/
page. Friendly help always available.
SUB lower level, across from Tortellini's
Restaurant; 228-5496.
Need the professional touch? ... have it
done for you - you can even book ahead.
$27/hr., 6-8 double spaced pages of normal text per hour, laser printer. SUB
lower level, across from Tortellini's Restaurant; 228-5640.
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September 6,1989 NEWS
Housing shortage hits students
By Joe Altwasser
Students seeking accommodation this fall are facing a crisis
situation as they fight to find
rental space in the tightest vacancy rate in over a decade.
According to Canadian Federation of Students Pacific Chair
Pam Frache, a 4-5 per cent vacancy rate is needed for students
to find affordable housing, not the
.1 per cent vacancy rate the Vancouver area is presently experiencing.
At UBC, many students are
already having a difficult time
finding housing. The line-up at the
campus housing board is filled
with frantic students from 7am to
9pm daily.
Maria Cuk and Michelle
Smith started looking for a place
over a month ago and are still
"We started looking for a two
bedroom but the high prices have
forced us to look for a one bedroom," said Cuk.
Bang Dang a second-year
chemistry major has also found it
difficult to locate housing. "It has
been impossible to find a basement suite in the 250-300 dollar
range near the campus," he lamented.
Bob Frampton, the Assistant
Director of Student Housing notes
the campus housing situation is
noticeably tighter than in previous years. UBC housing had a 5 to
10 per cent increase in applicants
as students tried to escape escalating prices off campus.
Frampton said the market is
the worst since the housing boom
in the late seventies.
The situation is not suprising,
said Ian Reed of Darlene Marzari's
constituency office.
The problem according Reed
is   twofold,   the   free-enterprise
housing market is not working
and the three levels of government
have enhanced the situation with
their policies.
"The federal government
transferred the building of nonprofit housing to the provincial
government. The net result has
been that no affordable housing
has been built in Vancouver in the
last four years," said Reed.
The districts that are feeling
the crunch the hardest are those in
close proximity to UBC, Kitsilano,
Kerrisdale, and the corridor between the two areas.
Developers here are taking
full advantage of the over-heated
market. Single family dwellings,
older duplexes, and cheaper two
and three story apartment buildings are being destroyed to make
room for up-scale market housing
said Reed.
"Not only is there a loss of
quantity, the new buildings serve
a completely different market,"
said Reed.
The buildings which do survive usually face large rent increases.
But Reed thinks the most
ludicrous policy is the proposal to
eliminate secondary suites.
"In Ontario where a similar
housing crunch is being felt the
governments are pouring billions
of dollars into new housing in
addition to rent controls. And yet
the Toronto council still encourages the building of secondary
suites," said Reed.
"In Vancouver we are facing
the same type of high-priced mar-
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ket and yet the city council wants
to eliminate the secondary suites."
For students the future housing market does not look great.
"The type of housing that is being
built is not for students. We will
probably see a return to students
squeezing five people into a one
bedroom apartment," said Reed.
Pam Frache agrees and adds
if there is not a moratorium placed
on the demolition of houses in
Vancouver and a halt to the cancellation of the secondary suites,
the availability of post-secondary
education will suffer considerably,
particularly to those students
from outside the Lower Mainland.
Students face
By Catherine Lu
A few hundred UBC students
faced the prospect of being de-registered on their first day back to
school because of delayed loans,
making them unable to pay their
tuition fees on time.
Students who submitted loan
applications before the early deadline expected their loans to arrive
Tuesday, the tuition payment
deadline. But some students didn't
get their loans on time because of
delays in processing.
"We didn't know the full extent
ofthe problem until late this morning," said Dan Morsley, of the Financial Aid and Awards Service,
Tuesday. "We're at least 300 to 400
documents short, maybe even 500."
After an emergency conference
Tuesday morning, the Financial
Aid and Awards Service allowed
those students, whose loans should
have come through, to defer their
tuition payments.
About 900 student loan applications were received by the Financial Aid and Awards Service on or
before June 30th, the early deadline. Students applying then were
ensured they would have their
loans before the tuition payment
The delay was caused by a
private firm hired by the government to handle data entry for student loan applications, Morsley
The firm guaranteed it would
need only 48 hours to process each
batch of applications received.
But, due to staff problems, it took
at least two weeks, he said.
"They [the government] decided to contract out the keypunching of the actual loan documents to an outside agency" this
year, due to anticipated labour
problems, said Morsley.
But the government has always contracted private firms to
handle data entry, according to
Michelle Poirier, the public affairs
director of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Job Training.
This year, some applications
were delayed because they were
improperly assessed by UBC's
Financial Aid and Awards Service, according to Poirier.
"Only those applications that
had to be reassessed were delayed," she said. Anyone whose
application was properly assessed
by UBC's financial aid office received a loan on time, she said.
Poirier said the keypunching
is almost completed. "In areas
where there is a delay, we're
making every effort to get the
money out to the students," she
To expedite the process, documents are being sent back to
UBC's financial aid office by cou-
Parents fight speeders
Kids should look twice before crossing road
By Joe Altwasser
Concerned parents aim to
stop Chancellor boulevard from
being a racetrack, and are planning an awareness campaign to
educate UBC staff, students, and
faculty to the danger, according to
head of the University Hill elementary school safety program
Karen Duncan.
"This year it will even be
worse since the road has been
improved. Parents and children
will be out demonstrating to raise
awareness to the problem on
Wednesday and Thursday, September 6th and 7th," said Duncan.
The group plans to protest the
lack of attention UBC commuters
show for school-kids, who are
forced to cross the major arteries
on Chancellor and University
The situation on Chancellor
boulevard (4th) has been especially dangerous with drivers ignoring the crosswalk's warning
lights in the morning drag race to
get to UBC.
"Everyday there is at least
one driver who runs ayellow or red
light at the school cross-walk,"
said Duncan.
"I have personally worked as a
traffic guard and people don't even
blink as they race through red and
yellow lights. I lost my voice last
year yelling at people. I was even
in an orange crossing guard jacket
and people were still ignoring me
and running lights."
Besides the awareness campaign, the safety committee will
also be implementing a new traffic
guard system.
"Rather than only having two
traffic guards there will now be a
third. The third guard will write
down the license plate number of
offending motorists running
lights," said Duncan.
The RCMP have promised to
give a warning to first-time offenders while those caught a second-
time will be given three points and
a $75 fine, according to Duncan.
The safety committee will
also be petitioning the department
of Highways for a new warning
Duncan warns that the pressure times at the crosswalks are
from 8:00-9:00am and from 2:30-
3:30pm each day except Wednesday when the school kids are let
out at 1:30.
September 6,1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 - — — — Clip&Save — — •—-—
Students! You'll find a complete list below
of transit service to UBC, including routes
that will be extended or improved on
September 4.
From West Vancouver board #258 bus for
direct peak period service to UBC.
From North Vancouver board #286 bus for
direct peak period service to UBC. In addition
during the a.m. peak, the #85 route provides
an express connection from Waterfront Station
to UBC connecting with the SeaBus.
From Downtown board #4 bus on Granville
Mall or #10 bus on Hastings or Granville Mall
for frequent service to UBC.
From SkyTrain board #9 or #31 express bus at
Broadway Station for service to UBC.
Within Vancouver board #4, 9, 10, 25, 31,41,
42,49 or 85 routes for direct service to UBC.
Note #10, 31 and 85 operate express over
certain portions of route.
From Richmond, Ladner and South Delta
board any Vancouver bus to 41st & Granville
and transfer to the #41 to UBC.
From North Delta, Surrey, White Rock,
New Westminster and South Burnaby board
any bus to SkyTrain and connect at Broadway
Station with the #9 or 31 for express service to
From Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port
Moody board any Vancouver bus to Kootenay
Loop and connect with the #10 UBC service.
From North Burnaby board any local bus to
Kootenay Loop and connect with the #10 UBC
Transit Service Changes
Effective September 4,1989
#9 Boundary/UBC: Service has been extended
from Alma and 10th to UBC Loop providing a
major crosstown route along Broadway during
UBC's winter session. The #9 Boundary/UBC
will operate every 10-12 minutes during the
daytime Monday through Friday, departing
from Bay #3 at UBC. Departure times have
been adjusted on all days, please check your
#10 Hastings Express/UBC: Early morning
service has been improved and departure times
have been adjusted on all days. Please check
your route timetable.
#25 Brentwood/UBC: The #25 has been
extended through to UBC Loop during rush
hours and trips will no longer extend as #9 to
and from Boundary Loop.
#31 Broadway Station/UBC (Express): The
#31 express service will resume full service.
#41 Joyce Station/UBC: Buses will now
depart from Bay #2 at the UBC Loop.
#42 Spanish Banks/Chancellor: The #42
will revert back to its regular winter routing
terminating on the Lower Mall Loop at UBC.
#49 Metrotown Station/UBC: The #49
service has been extended to UBC during rush
hours. Service has also been improved during
the morning rush hour and departure times
have been adjusted on all days. Please check
your timetable.
#85 Downtown/UBC: The #85 will resume
#258 West Vancouver/UBC: The #258 will
resume service.
#286 North Vancouver/UBC: The #286 will
resume service.
NEW! All Day, Any Day,
One-Zone Fares For
Post-Secondary Students
Convenient monthly FareCard passes allow
unlimited rides on buses, SkyTrain and SeaBus.
Plus, post-secondary students can go further
for less with a Fast Trax transit strip. With a
One-zone FareCard, student I.D. and a Fast
Trax transit strip, you can travel one, two or
three zones anytime at no additional charge.
The Fast Trax transit strip is non-transferable and
available through student unions at participating
campuses for a nominal service charge.
Travel further for less . . . here's how!
1. Make tracks to your student union for a
Fast Trax transit strip for your student I.D.
2. Purchase a one-zone monthly FareCard
(yellow). . . $50.00.
3. Show both when you board — and ride one,
two or three zones, anytime, for a one-zone fare.
Where to Buy Your
Rides In Advance and
Get More Info
FareCards are sold on campus at the UBC Alma
Mater Society, Student Union Building or
CIBC, and at more than 300 FareDealer outlets
throughout the Lower Mainland.
New transit timetables are available at no charge
on campus, at public libraries, city halls and
Travel InfoCentres. For complete information
on transit services to UBC and other post-
secondary schools, pick up a copy ofthe 1989
Fast Trax transit guide available at your student
Check the August 25 Buzzer for a complete
listing of all the fall service changes throughout
the system. See the front section of your yellow
or pink pages for complete system information.
Transit Information 261-5100.
TRANSIT, lake twice daily to avoid congestion.
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Transit System
Help at hand
Students with grievances can
grumble in the UBC Ombudsoffice, provided they can find it.
Located in the main concourse in SUB, the Ombudsoffice
is fairly visible. Yet students often
mistake the office for an information center, said Ombudsperson
Jessica Mathers. "Students see
someone in the office and walk in
without reading the (Ombudsoffice) sign."
Mathers and a volunteer staff
of fifteen (she is currently looking
for another ten volunteers) run the
office and cope with students'
problems, both academic and non-
"If someone has no idea what
to do about a problem, this is
where to come," said Mathers. "We
try and advise students to help
themselves. If they are up against
a brick wall, we jump in on their
Most often students gripe
about fees, Parking and Security
and seek grade and admission
appeals. Less frequently, Mathers
handles more delicate cases such
as sexual harassment.
"Everything is confidential,"
said Mathers.
This year Mathers plans to
work in conjunction with Speakeasy, drawing on their counsellors
to calm frazzled students that pass
over the threshold.
She also intends to meet with
the ombudspersons of each faculty
to create a communication network across the campus. "I'm sure
I have information they could use.
And we need their information on
who to send student to," she said.
As Ombudsperson, Mathers
is clerk of Students Court, a forum
which handles disciplinary, constitutional cases and the wording
ofthe referendums.
In past years, tension between the Ombudsoffice and the
AMS has hampered its operation.
Mathers stressed the office's
impartiality and independence.
There must be a complete separation between the AMS and the
Jessica is a SAC member and
regularly attends student council
to become familiar with current
Does she have any advice for
"Keep every paper that you
get, fee statements, add-drop
forms, because if something was
approved but there's nothing to
prove it, the administration will
say "sonyand there is nothing I
can do."
Avenues against
by Paul Dayson
We don't think of UBC as a
racist campus. It's not South Africa. But if you venture into
almost any washroom, you'll
find racist graffiti. How does this
affect students whose ethnic
backgrounds are degraded and
This and other forms of racism can affect students' academic and social lives at the
University. Graffiti    re
flects the attitudes ofthe people
who write it. It creates a hostile
atmosphere for visible minorities and can give them the feeling that they aren't welcome at
UBC. Such feelings can hurt
their academic performance and
social lives—both cornerstones
of university life.
But there are organizations
on campus which try to change
racist attitudes and help individuals who've been discriminated against. A number of options are open to those who feel
the alienation of racism. Don't
suffer in silence.
The Ombudsoffice:   Speakeasy:
The Ombudsoffice is available to students who feel they
are being harassed or discriminated against. (See Ombudsoffice article for more information.) The office is open from
11:30am to 1:30pm daily or by
appointment (228-4846 24hrs)
and is located in the SUB con-
The Multicultural
Liaison Office:
Now in its second year of existence, the Multicultural Liaison Office, located on the second
floor of the Old Administration
Building, is actively seeking
ways to encourage multiculturalism, providing positive response to ethnic tension by promoting joint discussion of the
problems and their sources.
Liaison personnel are interested
to hear the views or complaints
of the campus community, for
discussion and assistance. The
Multicultural Liaison Office is
sponsoring a free lecture series
at Robson Square Media Centre
and discussion groups in the
near future. The office can be
contacted in person or at 228-
Speakeasy is a peer counselling service, providing the opportunity for victims to talk to
fellow students about difficulties or hostilities encountered.
Speakeasy will also refer students to other resources available on and off campus to help
deal with problems. Drop by at
the SUB concourse or phone Info
Line: 228-3777 / Peer Counselling: 228-3700.
A number of other organi za-
tions existing within the AMS
Clubs can help with specific
African Students'
Chinese Varsity Club
Jewish Students'
Native Indian
Students Union
Sikh Students'
Other societies may be able
to help individuals with particular needs.
September 6,1989 News niblets
Kernels of summer news
Students Fear
Spies-July 5th.
A month after Tiananmen
Square, Chinese nationals in
Vancouver said they were being
intimidated and silenced by the
Chinese government.
David (not his real name), a
Chinese student at UBC, told The
Ubyssey of spy students who report directly to the Chinese education consul in Vancouver as well as
to secret agents from China.
David said his suspicions
were confirmed when the consul
received information that was
only available to certain students,
off of a computer bulletin board
used by the students to discuss
The Chinese consul was also
reported to have sent back videotapes, photos, and blacklists of
the students active in demonstrations after the June 4th massacre.
The consul phoned several
students to warn them not to participate again in demonstations
and asked for the identity of student leaders.
"The consul is the most dangerous threat to Chinese students," said David.
Duke's Cookies
Haunts AMS
July 5th
The Alma Mater Society
opened its new cookie store this
summer but found the ghost of
Duke's will not go away.
Blue Chip Cookies now occupies the remodelled Duke's cookie
space in the main concourse ofthe
Student Union Building, after
Duke's lease was not renewed in
But after committing
$150,000 of student money on
renovations and equipment, the
AMS was forced to acknowledge
the validity of a student petition
submitted at the end of last school
AMS Director of Administration Andrew Hicks told council
members during a June 21 meeting that 1159 of the 1831 signatures submitted were verified as
UBC students.
AMS President Mike Lee said
he was unable to comment on the
possibility of re-opening Duke's
for legal reasons, but the student
society's constitution requires
that petitions containing one
thousand student signatures be
grounds for a referendum.
"The AMS is not shirking its
responsibility. Eighteen hundred
students signed a petition and we
are not going to ignore the views of
1800 people," said Lee.
UBC students
face housing
While students face a housing
crisis, the University administration plans to build market-priced
condominiums instead of student
housing at UBC.
The UBC Real Estate Corporation plans to clear 28 acres of
wooded land at the northeast corner of 16th Avenue and Wesbrook
Mall to build market-priced
Tim Bird, the Student Representative to the Board of Governors, said student housing is
needed, not market housing. He
wants the University to begin
building student housing as soon
as possible on whatever site is
AMS Boycotts
July 12th
On July 5th the AMS Student
Council voted to boycott Rothmans Company's products because of its South African ties.
Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of suspending the
sale of all Rothmans' products in
AMS run outlets and vending
Director of External Affairs
Vanessa Geary, was pleased with
the decision.
"It is nice to see Student
Council dealing with more than
just money and start dealing with
moral issues," she said.
But arts president Joanna
Wickie said, "this (decision) was
not about South Africa but rather
big business. People want to punish the companies and it only
hurts the people in South Africa."
AMS Splurges—
July 19th
A lack of executive control
contributed to a $15,000 cost overrun by an enthusiastic Rec-Fac
committee on last November's referendum information campaign
according to a report released by
AMS Director of Finance Karl
The committee was originally
slated to spend only $10,000 on the
Kottmeier said, "money was
not wasted, just used on ill-conceived projects with limited forethought as to the final budget."
Kottmeier added that he was
not a committee member at the
time and the bills never came
through him.
"I quite purposely had nothing to do with it," he said.
Record blues
bedevil CiTR—
July 26th
CiTR has chosen to boycott all
material distributed in Canada by
Polygram record company because of unfair new service fees,
according to station program director Chris Buchanan.
Some boycotted materials
include The Cult, Billy Bragg,
Love & Rockets, Run DMC and
The Pixies.
Polygram imposed fees on
non-commercial stations, such as
CiTR, as well as on commercial
Buchanan said Polygram
puts CiTR in the same category as
commercial radio even though
CiTR is a nonprofit station.
"Other labels understand the
difference," he said.
Polygram is the only company
charging the station for its services.
Activists slam
UBC animal
August 2nd
Animal rights activists are
criticizing the way UBC medical
researchers treat animals used in
Lifeforce has launched a campaign against opthamology research currently being done at
UBC's satellite campus at Vancouver General Hospital.
Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce director, criticized a sight-deprivation experiment in which at least
two kittens' eyes were sewn shut.
Also, one of the kittens suffered
injuries due to improper use of
restraining devices.
UBC researchers deny the
kittens have been injured from the
Rowers attend
Royal Canadian
The UBC/Vancouver Rowing
Club squad won three gold medals
at the Canadian Rowing Championships in Montreal.
The UBC/VRC squad won
gold medals in lightweight men's
four, women's lightweight pairs,
and women's lightweight fours.
compiled By Joe Altwasser
The first position.
are now being
accepted for
• Student Court exercises disciplinary power over the Alma
Mater Society's organizations and members and is the final
interpreter of the meaning of the Constitution, Bylaws and
Code of the Society
• A minimum of 2 positions must be filled by law students
• The position of Chief Justice must be filled by a third year
law student.
Applications Available from SUB Rm 238
Application deadline is on
Friday, September 15,1989
at 4pm in SUB Rm 238
If you have any questions please call
Mike Lee at 228-3972
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Looseleaf Paper
Lined Pads
Bie Pens 12 pack
1cm Binders
and much more
SUB Main Floor
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Open Monday - Friday • Closes at 4:30 pm on Friday
September 6,1989
he Fringe Festival office is a
place where things are
buzzing. Located at the Theatrespace
facility on Main Street, the casual observer
can effortlessly deduce that this is the headquarters for next week's mounting excitement.
On Thursday, September 7th the Fifth
Annual Fringe Festival kicks off with a parade as
representatives of the different shows will march to the
outdoor site at 15th and Main. The Mount Pleasant area will
then become the playground for twelve indoor venues, one hundred and
thirteen shows, an outdoor venue and a brand new Fringe Club, all within a twelve
blocks of Broadway and Main.
The festival has certainly come a long way from 1985, when Leo's Pizza was the
haven for post-production conversation. Five years ago, though, not everyone believed
that Vancouver was ready to take on this kind of project.
Vancouver is not a stranger to live theatre, although was limited to the more
established companies, such as the Vancouver Playhouse or The Arts Club. The Fringe
gives an opportunity for productions that would otherwise not normally be seen.
Perhaps the most phenomenal thing about the Fringe is the chance that it gives
original plays to be presented. This year's Fringe boasts something in the area of ninety
original shows.
The Fringe is also a place of variety. Shows run from noon to 11:45 p.m. In the
same day one can enjoy a powerful one-actor show and then turn around and sample
one ofthe multi-faceted cabaret shows. The venues range from the intimacy ofthe
Grunt Gallery to the two hundred-plus seat Hot Jazz Club.
by: Omar Diaz • NadeneRehnby • ClaraYoung • Bryson Young
Lady Audley's Secret
For a taste of the melodramatic, the
Adelphi Screamers will present an authentically Victorian version of the
Victorian play, Lady Audley's Secret.
Written in 1863 by novelist Mary
Elizabeth Braddon, it is the tale of an
angelic looking, blonde-haired, blue-eyed
girl who has made her way into the
aristocracy, and has become a murderess.
The play remains true to a theatrical
style meant to play on the emotion rather
than the intellect. It is full of suspense
and humour and uses grandiose gestures
and exaggerated speech. Incorporating
the London theatre style ofthe 1860's, a
piano player accompanies the dialogue,
intensifying the already exaggerated
emotions of fear, anger, love, jealousy and
the drive for revenge. It is a style of
Nurse Heather Rose (Tamsin Kelsey)
comes to save the savages from the
horrors of cholesterol.
theatre welll suited to incite the audience
to hate the villain and cheer on the hero.
Lady Audley's Secret is directed by
Martin Millerchip, and produced by Joel
Kaplan, a UBC professor specializing in
19th century drama. The company has accurately reconstructed period sets, costumes, and dramatic style. David Mayer,
whom Kaplan calls "the world's foremost
authority on the music of melodrama,"
consulted numerous original scores, which
have since been adapted by the show's pianist, Randall Plitt.
The cast includes UBC's Jason Smith,
Barbara Cormack, Sheila Stowell and
Tracy Holmes, and will feature veteran
actor Antony Holland.
Lady Audley's Secret will run at Heritage Hall from September 8 to 11 at 12:15
p.m., and September 12 to 14 at 9:00 p.m.
Deadline is about ordinary deadline
anxiety and creative procrastination gone
amuck. With a pun as its premise, the main
character, Christian (Brad Moss), a writer
for a humour magazine, is forced at gunpoint by his editor to finish a feature article
on environmental disasters.
Waving his revolver like a headmaster
wielding a wooden rod, the editor, Lionel
Fastchild (John Taylor), is maniacally paternalistic, ulcer-ridden and hounded into a
nervous breakdown by this talented but
perpetually tardy writer. Confronted with
five blank pages where a feature should be,
he is driven to this vigilante form of corporal
punishment. He is determined to kill Christian unless the article is in on time.
But even with a gun trained at his
head, Christian is helplessly irreverent,
always pushing Lionel to the limits of his
frazzled patience. Comedy is mined from
the absurdity ofthe plot and the idiosyncrasies ofthe characters, especially Christian's
friend, Kevin (Troy Skog), who is a vale of
tears dressed in black.
Stan James' witty script makes for
some humourous moments. As well, some
good work by UBC alumnus director James
Binkley, actors Mindy Forrester and Laura
Deadline is at the Cinderella Ballroom,
September 8 and 9 at 11:45 p.m. and September 11 through 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Let There Be No More
The title of this play implies the degradation ofthe sanctity of matrimonial bliss.
The Ju-Ju Theatre Company has tackled a
different kind of marriage: a marriage ofthe
The Fringe Club itself is a remarkable place to just soak up the atmosphere. It is where one can buy a souvenir
shirt, watch a live band, and have a
coffee or beer. Perhaps the more bold
theatre-goer might strike up a conversation with one of the multitudes of
playwrights, directors or actors who
congregate there.
The Festival spawns out of the
tradition ofthe Edinburgh Festival. Five
years ago, after taking a show to the now
firmly established Edmonton Fringe,
Joanna Maratta considered the possibility of opening a Vancouver's own Fringe.
Why this area? Maratta, who is now
the Vancouver Fringe's producer and
artistic director, makes the point that
Mount Pleasant was suitable from a
venue perspective. There are enough
closely knit spaces that are conducive to
this kind of project. Maratta also ex
presses a fondness for the area, in for the
area, in that this East Side site deserves a
portion of artistic exposure.
The first Fringe was then mounted
within a couple of months and found
unexpected success. The Fringe provides a
chance for all different kinds of collaboration. Artists from a multitude of disciplines are given the opportunity to
venture into a wide spectrum of projects.
Because ofthe Festival's policy of accepting the first 120 applications submitted
without review, productions can range
from gems in the rough to fine crystals, or
sometimes tacky costume jewellery. In
the ten days of the festival there is time to
take in everything and still come out
When asked what Maratta would like
to see in next year's Festival, she answered with a smile, "who knows, maybe
an aria or two".
Lady Audley (Tracy Holmes) attempts to make her point. Young Robert (Stephen Thorne)
remains skeptical.
UBC's Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates
Tim Hyland and Sarah Rodgers are Sir
Henry Irving and Dame Ellen Terry, two
monumental actors ofthe Victorian stage.
The play begins with the two characters
seated across the stage from each other,
revellingin reminiscences of their performances and relationship.
The players then use centre stage to
move into flashbacks emphasising and
explaining the emotional ups and downs
which accompanied their professional relationship. We see the timid Ellen Terry move
from an unknown newcomer to the belle of
the company. Henry Irving is an over-confident almost-pompous company leader. As
he says, "first 111 read the entire play
(Hamlet) so that when it comes time for you
toreadityou.l knowhowit shouldbe done."
The conflict in the play emerges when Ellen
Terry requests the role of Rosalind in "As
You Like It", a part which Irving does not
allow her to play.
This original play by Stephanie Berkman, with the assistance of Hyland and
Rodgers, is an experiment worthy of recognition. The actors range from present day
limbo to timid young actors, to Shakespearean characters.
"Let There Be No More Marriages"
plays at Heritage Hall September 12 and 13
at 11:15 p.m., and 15,16 and 17 at 5:15 p.m.
The Occupation of
Heather Rose
The Occupation of Heather Rose is a one-
actress show chronicling nine months in the
life of a nurse on an Indian Reservation in
northern British Columbia.
The play is written by Vancouverite
Wendy Lili. It begins as a humourous recounting of Heather Rose (UBC alumnus
Tamsin Kelsey) as she leaves her middle-
class upbringing, determined to introduce
the natives to such all important facts of life
as aerobics and cholestoral levels.
She returns after nine months hardened
and cynical, no more the naive, idealistic,
optimistic girl she had left behind her.
And as Heather Rose tells her audience,
she cannot escape the poverty, alcoholism,
lethargy and hypocracy she encountered
on her journey. It has become a part of her,
possessed her.
She believed that she could make a connection between her own culture and that of
the natives, and found instead an impossible chasm. She experienced a desolate
northern winter, with all of its isolation and
claustrophobic darkness. But more, she discovered the darkness within other people,
and finally, within herself.
It is not so much a story as a confession.
Heather Rose, who always succeeded, has
failed, and has become dirtied by it. She
unburdens herself on the audience, asking
for their understanding, finding her own,
and ultimately asking for forgiveness.
The Occupation of Heather Rose is directed by UBC Master of Fine Arts graduate
Catherine Caines, and is produced by UBC
professor Jerry Wasserman, who bring
their experience and talents together to
produce a powerful and haunting drama.
The Occupation of Heather Rose appears
at Cambrian Hall, September 8 through 11
at 7:30 p.m., September 14 and 15 at 4:30
p.m., and September 16 and 17 at 2:15
Guernica Theatre's offering to the
Fringe Festival is Treats by Christopher
Hampton (Les Liasons Dangereuses), an
eccentric story of triangular love, or lack
Ann (Patricia Tedford) weighs the
merits of a stable but passionless relationship with Patrick (Ian Morton), against
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alliance with Dave (Andrew Mathisen),
the overbearing ex-lover she has tossed
out ofthe apartment, but who keeps
sliming back.
Treats is a battle of power, integrity
and the need to possess. The struggle is
not one of love or the need for compassion,
but a quest for sexual manipulation and
destruction. It is an adult game of King of
the Hill, where emotions are thwarted,
and nobody wins.
The style is a kind of cynical Noel
Coward, the three characters dwelling on
their cigarettes in an affected and
aristocratic manner, while living in a
grey, geometric world completely bereft of
the champagne and silk smoking jackets
that animate "Private Lives".
Directed by UBC'S Kevin Orr, who
has done rounds at The Arts Club and the
Playhouse this spring and summer, the
play moves at a good clip, nicely modulated by moments of gravity that suspend
the continuous witticisms.
Actors Tedford, Morton and Mathisen
obviously relate well and manage to
maintain an engaging tone throughout
the show's eighty minutes.
Susan Madsen's set aptly creates the
world of the play, which is no mean feat
when designing a portable set necessary
for a Fringe venue. Her design, with its
monochrome colours, is an effective
reflection of the morbid monotone maintained by Ann, Pat and Dave. Musical
interludes assist in accenting the significance of stage events.
Treats runs at the Vancouver Little
Theatre September 8, 9 and 10 at 11:30
p.m., and at 4:30 on the llth, 12th and
Not a happy couple. Andrew Mathisen and Patricia Tedford in 'Treats"
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These two local gigsters appear live at the happiest little venue on Seymour Street as
part of the cabaretesque "Beat Wednesdays" series. Both bands have demos on CiTR
101.9 FM UBC Radio. "Stop the World" is Wages of Sin's big hit of late, while "Out My
Back Window" and the rockin' "Him" are Mary's recent claims to radio fame. Support
local music.
Friday, September 8
UBC Radio presents a return engagement with Capitol recording artists The Red Hot
Chili Peppers, this time at the wonderfully oppressive 86th Street Music Hall. Expect
aton of stuff from their most recent release Mother's Milk which, by the way, does not
have the most appealing abum cover (gee, I wonder what the ultra-expensive t-shirts
will be like). Opening up is a band that I have never heard before: Mary's Danish. The
show's not cheap: $20 at the door.
Friday, September 8
A strange night, this. Vancouver's own gangsters of swing The JD's and local country/
rock-c-billy bumpsters The Dots will both certainly parlay a high degree of visual
stimulation, to you, the concert goer. 'Nuf said.
Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9
Possibly Vancouver's hottest band right now, this bunch of former Emily Carr students
will be playing stuff from their debut album release, Children of aCommon Mother. "Pit
Bull Attack", "Better Dead than Socred", and "Bone Head" are just a few of their witty
gems; "Pit Bull Attack" got massive airplay on CiTR prior to the record release. Most
recently, Curious George headlined the August 20th gig at the Railway Club for the
delegates of the National Campus/Community Radio Conference. Definitely a not-to-
be-missed gig (heck, go to both nights!)
Saturday, September 9
It's been quite a long while since we last saw Roots Roundup in town. Why? Well,
they've been touring. Quiteabit, in fact. Since they last played live in Vancouver, Roots
Roundup have completed a coast-to-coast tour, made a special stop at the WOMAD
(World of Music and Dance) Festival in Toronto, and most recently performed at the
Powell River Folk Festival. Come for an evening of intricate world beat rhythms.
September 9
The venue that some think gets good only when the Fringe is on is now in the midst
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By Andrea Lupini
The first time you walk in, it's
a little scary. The narrow hallway
is plastered with bulletins and
Bloom County cartoons. The
flourescent lights lend a sickly hue
to your complexion. Strange
smells rise from between the cushions in the lounge, where hundreds of posters stare down at you
from the walls and ceiling. But it's
the Sound—which is being broadcast from SUB Room 221 throughout the Lower Mainland as you
listen—that tells you you've
reached CiTR, UBC's very own
Campus Radio Station.
"Mosaic programming," is the
way Music Director Chris
Buchanan describes what you can
hear twenty-one hours a day at
101.9 FM. "Diversity is the key
word, which means you can hear
anything but AM Top Forty on
From The Jazz Show on Monday evenings, to the heavy metal
Power Chord on Saturday afternoons, CiTR offers a huge range of
specialty shows. In between,
there's the newest in progressive,
independant local and import
Like other radio stations,
CiTR covers major sports and cultural events. And a dedicated
news staff has a brand new computer this year to keep listeners up
to date, says News Director Stefan
Unlike other radio stations,
however, CiTR is run for and by
UBC students. So, if you've made
through the hallway in SUB room
221 without fleeing in fright,
there's a crew of friendly CiTR
members ready to welcome you to
Whether you're interested in
deejaying, news reporting, broadcasting, technical production, or
radio administration, there's room
for you at CiTR. The station's in
house magazine, Discorder, welcomes writers, reviewers, photographers and artists to become
involved. Then there are the special events, which are indicative of
the committment members give to
the station.
"The Labour Day weekend
was a good example," says Program Director Randy Iwata.
"Three long time members of CiTR
put together a fourteen-hour
marathon of their Top One
Hundred and Twenty Three
Tunes of all time. That's an extreme example, but it gives you an
example of the kind of energy we
have around here."
This year CiTR is concentrating a lot of that energy into recruiting new members. In fact, Volunteer Coordinator Bill Baker has
just been hired to take on the responsibility for orienting and
training all those who make it past
the hallway. Again, President
Lane Dunlop insists that everyone
is welcome at CiTR.
"We're not looking for people
to fulfill any stereotype," he said
yesterday on air on a brand new
CiTR talk show. "We're looking for
people with ambition and perseverance, who'll make a commitment to the station."
Despite all the welcoming
arms, people still seem afraid to
venture into the shadowy recesses
of CiTR, but Baker has some final
words of encouragement for those
prospective members.
says the new Volunteer
Coordinator."CiTR is Loser
Friendly Radio. If you can use a
word with more than three syllables, you can intimidate anyone
around here."
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September Referendums
The Graduate Student Society will be holding a referendum to decide
whether or not a Capital Projects Initiative Fund will be established and
whether or not a Dental Plan well be implemented.
The referendum will be conducted by a mail out ballot The balloting
material will be mailed to the home address of each graduate student on
September 1, 1989, and ballots must be returned to the Graduate Student
Society Office by September 29,1989.
The referendum questions are as follows:
"Are you in favour of creating a Capital Improvement Fund for
renovations within the Graduate Student Centre, to be supported by an
increase of $5.00 in graduate student fees?"
"Do you authorize the Graduate Student Society to implement the
Canadian Federation of Students!Blue Cross managed Dental Care Plan
at a cost of$86.00 per year per student (to be collected annually with your
student fees) for a minimum three year period beginning
September 1990?"
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Mike l.ee
AMS president Mike Lee has
a problem with the name of the
student society "Alma Mater Society," Latin for "nurturing mother."
It's a problem name, not only because it's dry and the word "student" is missing, but because it
stands for a we-do-for-students
attitude he says.
"Id like students to make
more demands on the executive
and student council. I want criticism and students to feel they can
have ri say."
As the nurturing mother in
charge, Lee says its the AMS's job
to provide a framework for students Aogetinvolved in. "Apathy is
a big word. I know it exists but we
got to get around it," he says.
One such opportunity is the
First Year Students program. "It's
a dynamic program of which students can make what they want. It
could be a big flop, but the AMS is
willing to take that risk." The
program defines what Lee is gearing fo* in the AMS—an attitude
that is more "open and alive and is
willing to try new and radical
ideas. We've got to be smart where
we spend the money, but not conservative."
Sarah Mair
Sarah Mair, .-VMS Vice President, acts as a liaison between the
AMS and constituencies and service organizations. One of Mail's
goals is to open more channels of
communication between the AMS
and students.
"In past years, communication has been shaky and students
haven't known what's happening
on campus. But the AMS is revamped and revised. This year we
are advertising everything starting with the Frosh program. We
want students to know that we are
here for them," she says.
Mair urges students to get
involved at UBC. "UBC is a big
place, and it's really easy to get
lost. Join a club or service organization a fraternity, sorority or a
team.   Don't   just   commute   to
Andrew Hicks
Andrew "Duke" Hicks, AMS
Director of Administration, runs
SUB from the operational side.
"SUB is very much a building Karl Kottmeier
ofthe times. It was completed in T^8 ls Director of  Finance
the late 60's when people were  Karl Kottmeier's second year with
looking inwards  to  themselves,  the AMS purse strings.
Society is now looking outwards,
Karl says he has piercing blue
at each other into a brighter and ey,es> ,s ^ulet »nd urbane and
lighter, warmer and friendlier takes care of students money. He
world. SUB will reflect that grow- He prepares all financial transac-
insi trend " tions of the AMS, draws up the
Hicks also chairs the commit- annual AMS budget, and moniters
tee for the Students Recreation the day-to-day financial dealings
Center, "I want to see everyone  of the clubs and service orgamza-
planl up>*Dn my wall.
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here, that we do listened that if WW| we do, but not well enough
there's anything I can do within  y«?«e said. Workingfor the AMS
the scope" of my ability, then to
come up and chat."
should not be likeVorlpig for IBM
or Jimmy Pattison, hi says, but a
more laid-back experience which
is "a little more humourous, alittle
less serious, and a little more effective."
And he hopes problems will be
taken in stride and met with an
open mind. "Kick back, relax, have
another beer, and come up and see
me some time."
Vanessa Geary
As AMS Coordinator of External Affairs, Vanessa Geary works
on campus and international issues like student aid, tuition,
housing, transportation, and the
Chinese democracy movement.
While the AMS in the past has
been very service-oriented, Geary
would like to see a greater focus on
the political issues this year.
"People on AMS student council often don't feel like they have
any say on activities dealing with
^tudent issues past the university
gates—like housing. But as "student politicians,' we are elected to
we should not be afraid of firm
stances on issues," she said.
The issues she is tackling are
huge, and sometimes she is frustrated with the lack of staff.
"We need to hear from more
students who are concerned about
these issues. We need all the help
we can get. If something is bother-
ingyouon campus, the only way to
change things is to stand up and
speak. You'll be surprised how
many people feel like you do, and
before you know it, you have a
group of fifteen hundred angry
students storming the President's
office and screaming "No way, we
won't pay!"
"We want students to know we are here for them" - Sarah Mair Student Recreation Centre
"Are you in favour of continuing the $30 annual fee that has been
added to your AMS fees for the construction and operation ofthe
Student Recreation Centre on Mclnnes Field next to SUB?"
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Referendum HistQiy
In 1988, the AMS held the first Recreation Centre referendum which
passed with a majority vote of sixty percent. Subsequently, the
University increased student tuition. As a result of the increase in
tuition, a petition was presented to the AMS requesting that a second
referendum be held. The petition's argument was that since students
were not aware of the tuition increase at the time of the first referendum,
they should be given another opportunity to vote. The 1989 Student
Recreation Centre Referendum is this second opportunity.
Information on the Recreation Centre
Phase one of the Student Recreation Centre is a $95 million dollar
project within the university's capital fund raising campaign and the
Alma Mater Society's pledge of a capital donation of $3.75 million for
the project from the referendum fees. The University, through its
campaign, is responsible for raising the remaining $5.75 million dollars.
The university will be responsible for all operation costs associated
with the centre, its staff, and its general maintenance. The university
may, in consultation with the AMS Students' Council, construct new
components to the facility from the university budget. The Alma Mater
Society, from its budget or from student referenda monies, may request
the university to construct new components to the facility. The
operating costs of all such new components of the facility will be the
responsibility of the university.
The Student Recreation Centre will be constructed to the north of the
War Memorial Gym and to the east side of the Aquatic Centre. The
building will be entirely devoted to student recreational activities.
Allowance has been made for long-term development of the Mclnnes
Held, future development along Wesbrook Mall.
Components of Phase One of the Student Recreation Centre
• a gymnasium similar in size to the War Memorial Gym with
space for people awaiting playing area
• dance and martial arts spaces
• 15 club offices, storage and meeting spaces
• UBC Intramural Sports storage and offices
• quiet inside seating
• modern locker areas for the Gymnasium and Mclnnes Held
• full access for the disabled
• an extended pedestrian plaza
• rooftop garden and seating area
FutUlt FhiBCl of Construction (pending approval of the University
and the Alma Mater Society)
• {daycare/daycare
• upgrading and lighting of Mclnnes Held
• underground tunnel links to the Student Union Building, the Aquatic
Centre and War Memorial Gym
• commons areas and quiet student lounges
• vertical expansion of the Centre
Cost Analysis
Phase one of construction:
Operating Cost of the Centre:
$95 million dollars
Project completion date is 1992
projected at $200,000 per year
to be paid for by the University
As outlined in the Management Arrangement, the University and the
Alma Mater Society are committed to the Collection of the Student
Recrea tion Centre fee levy ($30 per student per annum) for a minimum
of 5 years (May 1st 1989 to August 28th, 1994 inclusive).
AU registered UBC students
are encouraged to vote in this referendum.
Polling stations will be located throughout the campus.
Vote September 25th - 29th
September 6,1989 skW
Coming Out on Campus
by Jeff Huberman
For me "coming out of the
closet" means that I'm finished
dressing and ready for breakfast
in the morning.
To gays and lesbians on campus, it means telling what their
sexual orientation is to family and
friends, and it can be a frightening
Some people become aware
they are gay long before they go to
university. "Looking around the
locker room in my grade seven
P.E. class, I knew something
wasn't quite straight," said Mark
Keister, an AMS Arts Representative and former president of Gays
and Lesbians of UBC.
Helen (not her real name), a
law student, also knew how she
felt at a young age but couldn't
identify her feelings until her
family moved close to a large gay
population in Toronto.
"It wasn't until I met a real
live lesbian that it occurred to me
I could say, "Yes, Fm a lesbian."'
People have different reasons
for coming out.
"Ifyou repress your sexuality,
I think it messes you up," Mark
"Ifs setting yourself up for
hanging out with friends and have
them tell fag jokes while you're
sitting there. It's setting yourself
up for having members of the
opposite sex come on to you when
you're interested in people of the
same sex," he said.
For Helen, honesty is an important part of coming out. The
advantage of coming out is that
I'm truthful. I can share something about my life with somebody. I feel like I'm lying every
time I'm in the closet," she said.
Despite these advantages of
coming out, the experience can be
Mark's family "went through
a mourning process because they
lost somebody they thought they
knew," and Helen's mother cried
for days.
"The biggest reaction I get
from straight people is one of silencing me," Helen said. "They
pretend to be really liberal and
say, "Yes, I'm comfortable with
that,' and then never say another
"Essentially they're saying
"Shut up, don't talk about it.' And
that hurts me," she said.
"I've seen a lot of situations
where somebody will come out to a
parent and the next day it'll be like
nothing happened," Mark said.
"That's terribly unhealthy."
Many choose to come out at
Helen's lover of seven years
said, "University is the first time
many gays and lesbians experience freedom from home and enter
an environment where they're
encouraged to challenge things
and discover themselves."
Both Mark and Helen advised
those coming out to talk to other
gays and lesbians.
"It's very important to meet
others like yourself," Helen said.
"Otherwise you're going to feel
Gay and lesbian students
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are," Helen said. "They're not
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fry Pat Nakamura
In a colourful section of East
Vancouver known as Tittle Italy'
you'll find La Quena, a Latin
American style coffee house.
It opened seven years ago,
said Scott Parker. "La Quena
started when a few people decided
there should be a place in Vancouver to raise awareness and money
to help people in Latin jAmerica
with some of the human rights
violations that were happening
and are still happening.''
Despite La Quena's political
side, the atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. During the day
you can sit for hours studying,
drawing, or sipping coffee, talking
about politics or contemplating
The coffee house caters to all
kinds of people. There are artists,
students, leftists and neighbourhood regulars as well as
people who come from around the
city for the entertainment in the
evenings. Live music, poetry readings and films are open to everyone, and cover charges range from
free to three to six dollars, depending on the event. There are discounts for students, the unemployed and volunteers who work
To cut back on costs, La
Quena is run by approximately 40
volunteers. Volunteers work four-
hour shifts and get discounts on
food. Pour paid coordinators are
responsible for maintaining supplies, cooking, running the
kitchen, and organizing the volunteers.
Place your order at the
counter, but don't expect to find
burgers or fries. Typical fare is
Latino style—chicken enchiladas;
saltenas (pies filled with either
chicken or vegetables); tamales as
they're known in El Salvador and
Guatemala; chuchitos, which is a
mixture of corn flour with chicken
and spices and wrapped in a banana leaf; bean burritos; spinach
or meat empanadas; homemade
soups and stews as well as nonalcoholic beverages and coffees.
Prices are reasonable, ranging
from $1.50 to $6.
La Quena is open daily from
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (except on
Monday when it closes after 3
p.m). Private groups can rent La
Quena on Monday nights for approximately $30. Otherwise, the
space is free of charge for groups
who want to show films or organize events that are open to the
Eclectic mix
by Pat Nakamura
Students may see their artwork in one of the galleries on
campus—but not the other.
The AMS Art Gallery exhibits
students'art ranging from photography, paintings, and sculpture to
architectural presentation drawings. Except for pornography, they
display "everything from soup to
nuts," said Jane Barry, AMS facilities development manager.
Each spring, the Art Gallery
Committee selects art for the next
year's exhibit from slides of the
artists' work. "During the (academic) year, UBC students have
first priority but anyone from outside can apply," said Barry.
Unlike   the   AMS   gallery,
UBC's Fine Art Gallery
has never  shown  students' work.
"The idea of the
(Fine Arts) gallery is
that it's a professional
institution on a par with
other university galleries. In other words, its relationship to students
isn't to show them their
own work. It's to show
them what's going on in a
larger scene," explained
curator Scott Watson.
Confined to the
small awkward space of
the Main Library basement, the Fine Arts Gallery must limit its art
display. Traditional
sculptures cannot be
shown because of space
restrictions. "The ceiling
is only seven feet high
and there are (support)
posts everywhere.  You
do feel like you're in a basement,"
said Watson.
Despite the drawbacks, "the
gallery gained an international
reputation showing conceptual art
during its golden years in the late
1960's to early seventies," he
This year's gallery opening
will feature uncontained non-traditional sculptures by Canadian
artist Ron Heubner. His multimedia installations titled "Need
Me Like I Need You" combines
photographs and objects around
the themes of the 1969 Apollo
moon-landing and images of
struggle from art history. His
work is on exhibit from September
6 to October 7.
New York Philharmonic
fools Hong Kong
by Chung Wong
Hong Kong—Zubin Mehta,
eleven-year veteran of the New
York Philharmonic, stands on the
podium in his black-tailed jacket,
and begins to conduct Dvorak's
Carnival overture. Above his coat,
his vibrating hair emphasizes his
profile. The flair of his conducting
accelerates as the piece
progresses. When signalling the
bass strings to his right, he points
like an umpire, leg up. To finish
the piece, he swings the baton
madly and—he jumps.
The crowd is in an uproar.
"Encore. Encore."
In a city where the success of
a performance depends more on
image and reputation than form
and fulfillment of a genre, the New
York Philharmonic seems to be
successful despite the chairs that
could be heard shifting on stage,
incongruous individual playing
styles (notably the younger musicians playing faster than the old),
and the number of spoiled notes.
Founded in 1842, at one time
this orchestra was the greatest in
the world, lead by renowned conductor-composers such as Gustav
Mahler and Leonard Bernstein.
But the internal politics which
drove Mahler to insanity before he
died aroud the turn ofthe century
have gradually pushed the New
York Philharmonic closer to mediocrity.
The second piece,
Tchaikovsky's concerto for violin
and orchestra, opus 35, was once
considered "unplayable." The soloist, however, played skillfully and
communicated well with the orchestra, though his interpretation
lacked the feeling and passion
created by the pain and human
suffering which motivated the
original composer.
For the final composition,
Mehta drew on all his experience
conducting Beethovon's Pastoral
Symphony #6. Solidarity, feeling,
and dynamism became one—a fit-
ting tribute to Beethoven—
though a bit ruined by the crowd
who seemed to need to cough or
clear throats in chorus in between
The end was ten minutes of
continuous applause with seven
appearances by Mehta. An unforgettable finish, and a successful
effort to make the audience forget
they paid between forty to seventy
dollars for a show that only lasted
an hour and a half.
UBC books famous authors
By Pat Nakamura
You may be reading their
books. You may have seen their
movies. But do you know that literary artists like W.P. Kinsella
may be walking next to you?
Every year renowned writers
are invited to give noon-hour lectures at UBC.
"Speakers are selected by
whom you think the audience
would like to hear. There's a differ-
Classical works begin at Freddy Wood
By Pat Nakamura
If the Fringe Festival is just a
little too weird for you, maybe
Freddy Wood's classical repetoire
is better suited to your taste.
This season, students are
performing dynamic European
and American masterworks from
the eighteenth, nineteenth and
twentieth centuries.
Opening the season is "The
Seagull", "a comedy... with tons of
love" written by Anton Chekhov in
1896. The play, which runs from
September 13 to 23, explores four
separate but connected love triangles. The lovers see art as an
escape from their emotional problems.
"Bloody Poetry", a contemporary play about Byron and Shelley
and their mistresses, wives and
sisters, runs from October 18 to 28.
The play will make its Canadian
debut under the direction of Gerald Vanderwoude, a theatre
Ifyou like comedy, don't miss
"She Stoops To Conquer' playing
November 15 to 25. Written by
Oliver Goldsmith and directed by
graduate student Kevin Orr, it
tells the story of a shy, young city
fellow who makes a rash of mistakes when he is sent to inspect his
father's fiancee.
In honor of UBC's 75th anniversary, the Theatre and Music
departments will stage Sond-
heim's "Sweeny Todd", a nineteenth century musical thriller
about the " demon barber' of Fleet
street, from January 17 to February 3.
UBC acting students will also
perform one of Bertolt Brecht's
funniest and light-hearted plays,
"Herr Puntila and his Servant
Matti." Ironically, the play was
written during a period of unhap-
piness, when Brecht was exiled to
Finland in 1940 by the Wehrma-
cht. The play runs from March 7 to
For aspiring actors and students interested in theatre pro
duction, the department offers
three introductory courses: introduction to acting, theatre and a
new course this fall on technical
Auditions are required for
acting classes, but some latecomers who didn't audition can still
get into the program, though it's
not likely.
"If somebody drops out, then
we bring in the next best qualified
person and we hold auditions during the first week of class for late
comers. So it's not a first come,
first served basis. But there's no
guarantee that someone will drop
out to make room for them," said
Charles Siegel, Associate Professor.
New this season is Scholarship Thursday. Proceeds from
each opening Thursday night's
production will be donated to a
scholarship, which will be
awarded to a student with the
most outstanding contribution to
the department.
ence between prose on the page
and hearing the writer read the
words. It sheds a whole new light
on the work," said Linda Svendsen, a creative writing assistant
Professor who is coordinating the
"W.P. Kinsella was a natural
choice. He has a collection of short
stories coming out and a lot of
people were introduced to his work
through seeing Field of Dreams
this summer and were
moved by it."
Svendsen says she
was lucky that Kinsella
accepted an invitation
to read October 4 at
12:30 in the Frederic
Wood Theatre. "He is
very busy. The day I
called he just got back
from St. Louis."
Other lectures include "Three Dramatic
Readings" by poet Gary
Geddes, playwright
Marco Micone, and performance poet Antonino
Mazza; "Best Kept Secrets" by author Pat
Krause; Marilyn French
on The Approaches to
Fiction and Non-Fiction; "Man Descending"
by 1982 Governor General award winner Guy
Vanderhaeghe; and
novelist and short-story
writer Bharati Mukher-
jee, winner of the 1988
National Book Critics
Circle award.
September 6,1989
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Part One Of Two
My trip to Africa could be said to have begun eight months ago. Just a few days before
1988 came to an end, I received a phone call from Bruce Turpin, the local co-ordinator for
Canadian Crossroads International in Vancouver.
"Are you ready for this," he said in an excited voice. "The country you have been
waiting for is Ghana."
"G-h-a-n-a," I stuttered, not sure of what I had heard. I had expected to go to Nigeria
where some of my friends were from.
"Yeah," he confirmed. "Congratulations."
At the time I had only a vague notion of where in West Africa Ghana was.
By Hai V. Le
"Safe journey."
"Thank you."
That is one of the typical exchanges I
had with my friends whenever I travelled
around in Ghana. Why "safe journey," I
wondered. Why not "Have a nice trip," or
"Write soon," as we often say to our departing friends or relatives.
The answer came to me after my return
to Canada. In Ghana the roads are bad, the
vehicles often break down due to the lack of
maintenance, and the drivers could care
less about the passengers—hence my
friends' "safe journey."
Ghana has left me with some remarkable and unforgettable memories, one of
which is meeting children. Children from
small towns and villages will follow you like
a Pied Piper ifyou act friendly to them—and
ifyou have a camera with you. I shall never
forget the innocence and curiosity on the
faces of the children of many other small
towns and villages.
Naturally, as a foreigner, I stood out
among them. Most of them were about eight
or nine years old and most were wearing
only shorts. Friendly and curious they were.
They stared silently at me, not knowing how
they should approach me.
I squatted so as to keep my head at the
same level as their heads and grinned at
"Hi, how are you?" I asked, hoping some
of them would understand.
They grinned back, not understanding.
But the initial silence and language barrier
had been broken.
"Etiseh," one said. (The word meant
"Hello" in Twi, one of the national lan-
In Ghana the roads are
bad, the vehicles often
break down due to the lack
of maintenance, and the
drivers could care less
about the passengers.
guages.) English is also a national language
in Ghana and one has to speak it in order to
work for the government, but these children, because their parents are farmers,
have had no opportunity to learn it.
I was still pondering what to do next
when one of them pointed his finger at the
camera on my side. From the looks on their
faces, I could see that my camera had excited them. I nodded and took a few steps
back after turning the flash on. They
quickly arranged themselves—the small
ones sat down and the slightly bigger ones
stood. Cheers erupted as the flash went off.
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Pandemonium. An exhilarating moment.
Tears lurked around the corners of my
eyes and were ready to roll down my cheeks,
but I held them back: Iwas touched by their
innocence. No doubt, I had created joy in
them and vice versa. I regret not having
their address so that I could send them a
picture—one that would bring them tremendous happiness.
Africa may be technologically backward but that is the direct result ofthe slave
trade which had decimated large numbers
ofthe continent's population. The colonialism that followed hung as ball-and-chain
Ten minutes later, after
taking a picture of a bus
station, I nearly lost my
camera in a scuffle with a
man who had dashed
across the street, and who
kept insisting that I made
fun of him by taking his
around the people, further retarding and
damaging their cultures.
Africans are capable people but what
has held the people back at present is the
greed, the callousness, and the brutality
that characterize most of their leaders.
People suffer in Africa because objectivity, fairness, human rights, compassion,
and democracy are subordinated to injustice, torture, oppression and dictatorship.
President Mobutu of Zaire is an example.
He once boasted on CBS's 60 Minutes that
he had US$8 billion in secret Swiss bank
accounts. When leaders get that greedy, itis
no wonder people starve to death en masse.
Along any given highway there are
numerous checkpoints that seem to make
no sense. For instance, passengers travelling a distance of about 70 to 75 km in the
Upper East Region in northern Ghana have
to get off the bus at two checkpoints and
walk over the gates where armed militias
checked their belongings for smuggled
At the other two checkpoints, passengers do not have to get out; militias peer into
the vehicle instead.
I once had the privilege of witnessing
bribery in action. I was travelling in a bus
that smuggled flour to a small village near
the Burkinabe border. At the checkpoint,
the driver, who was a smuggler, would stop
at the gate; his accomplice would get off the
bus and walk over to the armed militia
sitting on an arm chair on the side of the
road and pay the bribe. The militia would
then stand up and open the gate, moving a
bamboo pole sitting on top of the two steel
barrels. It seemed completely normal and
September 6,1989 feature
Memoirs of an overseas volunteer
Wlmina Beach, Elmina, Ghana
mundane; business as usual.
The temptation to take bribes or make
off with confiscated goods is great among
the lowly-paid district militias patrolling
the border region between Ghana and its
neighbors—Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and
Africans are capable
people but what has held
the people back at present
is the greed, the
callousness, and the
brutality that characterize
most of their leaders.
Of course some people may not approve
of doing business this way, but to some
extent, bribery and corruption are the way
of life there—and in many other developing
countries. It is not clear whether there is
any more or less corruption under the current—military—regime than there was
during the last—civilian—government.
The official penalty for corruption, however,
is severe. For instance, heavy embezzlement of government money could mean
facing the firing squad for the guilty party.
Taking pictures in a big city such as
Accra, the capital, can be a frustrating
experience: some Ghanaians may become
irritated at the sight of a foreigner capturing the genuine but not so lovely images of
the country on film. It took me a while to
learn how to avoid harassment when taking
pictures. But I eventually learned—the
hard way.
One day in July I came down to the
capital from a small town named Abetifi,
where I had been staying and teaching
English, hoping to capture some images of
the city. Naturally, as a foreigner, I stood
out in a sea of black faces and attracted a lot
of curious glances. The warnings with regard to taking pictures from some passersby signalled trouble ahead, but I ignored them, confident that I had the law on
my side.
After I took a picture of a traffic intersection on Kojo Thomson road, one of the
busiest roads in the capital, two motorists
slowed down their vehicle and demanded to
see my permit.
"I don't have any," I told them. "I asked
for permission from a policeman already."
"What policeman?" they retorted.
I ignored them and quickened my pace.
Since they were in a car the vehicles in front
of them had already moved on and thus
created some space, they sped away after
threatening to report me to the police.
I was not discouraged. I rationalized
that the 36 degree weather and the traffic
jam around that section had irritated them
and that shouting at me released the frustration and tension within them. I was
partly right.
Half an hour later my foot travel took
me to the State Transport Corporation
(STC) terminal on Kinbu road where I met
an "offrir"—someone with yellow hair and
light skin. There was certain mystique
about him and we became instant friends.
To commemorate the event, I suggested he pose for a picture in front of a bus
idling nearby.
Before I could snap the picture, a man
standing nearby waved his hand furiously
at me and shouted: "No," "No."
"Let's go," my friend whispered. From
the faint grin on his face, I sensed that he
was embarrassed.
"We can go there," he said, pointing to
the newstand outside the gate.
At that moment I felt acutely what I
had forgotten: I am different, an outsider.
Ten minutes later, after taking a picture of a bus station, I nearly lost my camera
in a scuffle with a man who had dashed
across the street, and who kept insisting
that I made fun of him by taking his picture.
A timely intervention by a man who once
was a refugee from Chad saved my camera
from being taken.
To calm myself down, I went into a restaurant nearby, sat down, and ordered a
drink. But that was the mistake: The man
came back with his friends and waited outside for me. The waiting turned into a game
of nerves for both parties. Two hours later,
I asked for an escort and came out the
Those incidents were frustrating to me
for I had not anticipated such reactions. At
And since Africans in
general are portrayed as
primitive and wicked in
some movies produced by
some unscrupulous and
unethical British and West
German directors, Africans
in general, are eager to
project a good, albeit not
always real, image to the
outside world.
the time I was not taking picture of beggars
or people who sleep on the street and thus
expected to be left alone. In many talks with
my Ghanain friends later, I learned that
Ghanaian were very conscious of their history—one of exploitation and oppression
first by the Portuguese and then the British.
And since Africans in general are portrayed as primitive and wicked in some
movies produced by some unscrupulous and
unethical British and West German directors, Africans in general, are eager to project a good, albeit not always real, image to
the outside world.
My solution to taking pictures in the
city from there on? Simply inviting a Ghanain to go with me and in case of trouble, he
could argue for me.
* Capital: Accra
* Area: 238 533 sq km
* Population: 13.5 million
* Population Density: 54 per sq km
* Principal Exports: Cocoa, coffee,
gold, and timber
* Tourism: Under-developed
* Life Expectancy: 50 years
* Infant Mortality Rate: 115 per 1000
* Religion: Christianity, Islam, and
* Principal Languages: English, Twi,
Fante, and Gan
* Economy: GNP $420 US per capita;
cocoa is the main producer of revenue
for the government.
* Birth Rate: 3.4%
* Education: Has one of the best educational systems in tropical Africa.
Education is free and compulsory for
six years of primary education and
three years of JUnior Secondary
* Political History: A British colony in
1874; protectorates over the northern
regions establishedin 1901; gained independence in 1957.
* Today: Military Regime headed by
flight lieutenant Jerry Rawlings who
staged a successful coup in December
31st, 1981
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UBC Student Health
by Gail Gudmundson
Healthy and unhealthy UBC
students should know about the
Student Health Service.
Located in UBC Hospital, the
medical clinic provide services
including treatment for injuries
and illnesses as well as information on birth control, pregnancy
tests, AIDS testing, basic and
travel immunizations. Students
will be referred to specialists when
Generally considered a first
aid center, Student Health does
not require appointments except
for the specialty clinics (orthopedics, dermatology, psychiatry,
counselling, sports medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and physiotherapy).
Abosolute confidentiality of
student records is guaranteed,
said Student Health nurse Margaret Johnston.
"We are not part ofthe hospital teaching program and students
cannot work here. Parents or
teachers also have no access to our
records. Even fourth-year medical
students are not allowed in Student Services," she said.
"If a student feels stressed
and needs counselling, psychiatric
services are available through
Student Health. A Student Health
psychiatrist (as opposed to one
seen through Emergency) is on
call 24 hours a day," she said. Students can see psychiatrists directly without being referred by a
"Something I would really
like to stress is the availability of
the morning-after pill (MAP). Not
considered a primary method of
birth control, it is an emergency
method of birth control, which can
be taken up to 72 hours after
unprotected intercourse." The
MAP is 98 percent effective, and is
also available through hospital
Emergency departments and family physicians.
There are six general practitioners and five psychiatrists on
the Student Health staff. They
handled approximately 36,000
student visits last year.
Medical insurance is necessary. Application forms and advice
on applying for BC coverage are
provided. If not covered at the time
of the visit, the patient will be
Other services include daily
treatments of liquid nitrogen for
wart removal; free routine immunization; allergy shots; pregnancy
counselling; HIV test results counselling; the rental of crutches and
canes for a refundable ten dollars;
medical certificates for missed
exams; and medical parking permits for the disabled or acutely ill.
In conjunction with the Vancouver and Provincial Health
Departments, Student Health
also publishes a bulletin once a
month on topics ranging from
depression to herpes. "Outreach"
can be picked up at Student
Health, Speakeasy in SUB, Main,
Sedgewick and Woodward Libraries, and in the residences.
Also working with Outreach,
Johnson is currently coordinating
an alcohol and drug education
week October 10-12 in SUB.
Student Health is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and
Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Noon and late afternoon are the
busiest and should be avoided.
Phone number for the general
clinic is 228-7011 and the psychiatric clinic, 228-7889.
The clinic is located in room
M334, 2211 Wesbrook Mall in the
University Hospital, Acute Care
Unit, on the main floor level.
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September 6,1989 FEATURE
Projectile vomitting at UBC
By C. H. Under
While at first it may seem that
the only places to eat at UBC are
located in the SUB, be assured,
there is more to food at UBC than
what is found in the Student Union Building.
UBC Food Services runs a
number of eating establishments
across UBC. The largest of which
is the SUBWAY.
Subway offers a wide variety
of foods, both nutritious and not.
All of which are relatively expensive. One example is the large
salad bar that includes a variety of
salads, fruits—fresh and canned,
yogurt, and frozen yogurt. All of
which are priced by weight $0.90/
100 grams. So watch that potato
salad and cantaloupe!
Other foods available include
made to order deli sandwiches,
baked goods, specialty coffees,
grilled foods, various pops and
juices, and an Asian bar. All Food
Services organizations use CFC
free cups, and rarely use paper
plates like the AMS.
In conjunction with the Subway is Lickety Split. Lickety specializes in "mega" muffins, ice
cream, toffulati, sherberts and
frozen yogurts.
Besides the Subway, Food
Services runs the Arts 200, which
is located in Buchanan. This place
demands an oxygen mask to filter
the ubiquitous Benson and
Hedges smoke. Ifyou don't smoke,
Arts 200 does provide coffee, muffins, sandwichs, or cake to take to
your next class.
The Underground, located in
Sedgewick Library, the IRC Snack
Bar, Edibles and Roots are all
much the same as Arts 200.
Food Services also runs the
Barn Coffee Shop which as the
name suggests is a remodeled old
bam. The Barn is suitably located
near the Engineering and Forestry buildings. The Barn is a
little different in atmosphere, due
to its architecture and the particular type of animal that frequents
The Bus Stop and the Express
are  located behind  the  Angus
building and are set up in the style
of an English cafeteria. Everyone
grabs a seat along the rail and the
waitress comes to you to take your
The Bus Stop is a hold-over
from the days of the diner and is
probably the best place on campus
to get a meal. Its worst feature;
proximity to the commerce building.
New this year is the Grad
Student Centre's Grains & Greens
Fireside Lounge which, as its
name implies, a vegetarian eatery.
Finally, the last eatery Food
Services puts out is Yum Yums.
Yum Yums is mentioned last as it
is the worst of Food Services establishments. Yum Yums is a typical
greasy Canadian Chinese food.
If one is interested in a good
Chinese meal go to the Red Leaf
which is located in the Village. But
be sure to order off the menu, and
not eat the smorgasbord which is
as greasy as Yum Yums. As always
it is best to go with a couple of
friends so you can order a variety
of dishes. If MSG bothers you, Red
Leaf does use a fair amount of it.
If MSG free food appeals to
you the Hong Kong restaurant is
also located in the Village. Hong
Kong restaurant's decor is rather
drab but this is balanced by decent
almond chicken.
Besides having two Chinese
restaurants in the village, there
are two pizza places, UBC Pizza
and the new entrant, the multinational Domino's Pizza.
Pizza at UBC is a big business
which is likely why Dominos is
trying to muscle in on the campus
turf. UBC pizza has been the standard setter on campus for years
and are still surviving the onslaught of 2-1 chains. The reason -
one of their pizzas is still twice as
good as two of many others.
The last two restaurants in
the Village, are Fellini's and a
health food store. Fellinis isa little
cafe with a better atmosphere
than food. Fellinis is best for an
afternoon coffee or tea when one
wants to escape the campus without really leaving. Serving staff is
always interesting, if not pleasant.
The other is an unhealthy
looking health food store that
makes sandwiches, burgers and
has a different flavour of frozen
yogurt everyday.
Now back to the institutional
food factory known as the SUB
where all the AMS and UBC food
outlets are located.
Tortellinis is the AMS's main
food outlet. It has the advantage of
being open the most, and the disadvantage of providing the worst
food on campus, perhaps the city.
Their specialty is ruining good
However, they do have excellent muffins and small salad bar
which is enjoyable, yet pricey.
Also located on the lower floor
of the SUB is the infamous Pit
Pub. The Pit is famous for its
hamburgers, classic rock, large
selection of draft beers, and red-
jacketed clientel who can only be
described as early Cro-Magnon.
The atmosphere is such that
only a geer could truly feel at
home, but despite this, itis a place
where every student should spend
at least one twelve-hour stretch
sometime in their academic career.
If one wants a more peaceful
atmosphere there is the Gallery
Lounge, which is open lunch and
evening snacks. Mini pizzas, pitas, humous and natchos as well as
drinks are standard fare. The food
is supplemented with live musicians who change frequently. The
genre is usually folk or light pop, ie
Simon and Garfunkal.
The last two AMS eating outlets are Snack Attack and Blue
Chip. Snack Attack offers hot dogs
and muffins, while Blue Chip offers cookies and coffees.
The Blue Chip cookies are
expensive and for a gourmet
cookie rather bland.
The last thing to keep in mind
about all the AMS food outlets is
all the plates and cutlery are disposable, therefore adding to the
immense pile of environmental
problems of today.
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September 6,1989
We're the Ombudsoffice and we are looking
for enthusiastic young people like yourself to
become a member of this fast growing organization. If you are concerned about helping
your fellow student and improving the communication channels of this university then
this is an opportunity you shouldn't miss PLUS
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How I became a part-time jock
and learned to love weight-lifting
by Casey Clemens
OK. So you're settled into the
semi-furnished student residence
cell that is costing your left arm,
and after standing in seemingly
never-ending lineups for your student card, course changes, student
loans and Pit night, a glance at
your time-table sends a shock
through your body—you have
some spare time available during
the week!
After careful re-examination
you decide you haven't made a
mistake, and you begin to wonder
just what you can do with such a
You could use the time to
study but quickly dismiss such an
idea because you've already decided to use your sleep time for
studying. Further thought gets
you nowhere and you start to get
Well never fear. Perhaps the
solution to your dilemma lies in
exploiting the many athletic facilities scattered broadly (if not liberally) across the campus. Yes, there
are periodically times when varsity teams are not using the facilities and they let mere students use
them for purposes of recreation
(remember, you read it here first).
Osborne Gym: Osborne is where
Intramurals tries to schedule
most of its court oriented games
around the practice schedules of
the varsity teams. What this
means is that Intramurals is
played here whenever varsity
athletics can't think of a reason to
use it.
Thus, Intramural volleyball
and basketball games get such
wonderful start times as 10:30
during the weeknights and on
weekends or both. Osborne is also
the site of the infamous ball
hockey league games that are
hotly contested with little regard
for life, limb or facial features.
Winter Sports Centre: Remember
when your grandfather sat you on
his knee and rambled on and on
about playing shinny on a frozen
pond using horse droppings for
pucks? Well the Winter Sports
center can help you get a feel for
what he was talking about. Although they do prefer that you use
pucks of the rubber variety (uneaten Pit burgers perhaps?),
There is free drop-in hockey weekday mornings for students, but
they make up for this by charging
you in the afternoons. As any
hockey player can tell you, the
place has a chronic shortage of
dressing rooms on Intramural
nights but offers good food in the
Thunderbar, not to mention some
of the cheapest bottled beer on
campus. In addition to hockey
rinks, curling rinks offer relief for
those connesieurs ofthe fine art of
bowling on ice and the squash and
handball courts will satisfy those
who enjoy running around in a
glorified closet chasing after rubber missies.
War Memorial Gym: Working on a
tough anthropology paper concerning the various stages of
human evolution? If so, you will
probably want to check out the
weight room in War Memorial
Gym. On a good day you can observe people there who could outrun Ben Johnson. Besides being
the playground of Pit bouncers,
the gym has been known to house
the home games of T-Bird basketball and volleyball teams and the
few Intramural games that
squeeze in.
Aquatic Centre: That funny
shaped building next to the Stu
dent Union Building that reeks of
chlorine is the campus aquatic
center. You got it, belly-flops,
splashing, horseplay, etc. There is
much underused weight room in
the complex, making it a prime
workout centre if you are just discovering the world outside of the
lab. There are free swim times for
students during the day, so ifyou
are experiencing plumbing difficulties at your place of residence,
the Aquatic Centre is a great place
to get a much needed shower.
Thunderbird Stadium: Located
just about as far south on campus
as you can go without needing
camping supplies, is Thunderbird
Stadium. The reasons the campus
planners put it in a separate time
zone from the rest ofthe university
remains a mystery to this day but
even so, it is a great place to watch
a football or soccer game. There is
plenty of parking (ie: the wilds of B
lot) and on a warm fall evening the
environs will evoke memories of,
well, other warm fall evenings in a
football stadium.
Tennis Bubble: No, that big white
tent on the edge of B-lot is not
UBC's answer to BC Place Stadium. It is the Tennis Bubble, just
the place where you can practice
the colourful metaphors and primal grunts that you picked up
watching the last Jimmy Connors
- John McEnroe confrontation. It
is open to the public and students
and serves a modem compliment
to the four tennis courts located in
the old Armouries building. The
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Stewart runs wild as 'Birds
split opening games
by Michael Booth
The UBC Thunderbird football
team's season got off to a rocky
start last week as they split a pair
of games against conference rivals
from Alberta.
In their first home game on
August 29th against the University of Alberta, the "Birds survived
a shaky first half to defeat the
Golden Bears 18 to nine.
The highlight of the game was
the determined rushing performance of T-Bird running back Jim
Stewart. Stewart slashed,
-twisted, and dove his way for 180
yards along the ground, including
102 yards in the first half alone.
Unfortunately, the 'Birds were
unable to capitalize on much of
Stewart's efforts due, in large
part, to an inconsistent passing
attack by quarterback Doug
Lynch. Lynch completed only ten
of 21 pass attempts for 113 yards
with one interception.
The Thunderbird defense
played a strong game and kept
Alberta to only one first down in
the entire first half. Alberta's
running game was virtually nonexistent, as the Thunderbird defensive line continuously stuffed
the Golden Bear's runners at or
near the line of scrimmage, allowing only 92 yards all game.
The pace ofthe game picked up
considerably in the second half as
UBC head coach Frank Smith
replaced Lynch with former Abbotsford Airforce pivot Lance
Although slow in starting,
McDonald's scrappy style in play
seemed to ignite the team.
McDonald completed eight passes
for 91 yards, including one for
UBC's only touchdown.
Another UBC highlight was
the strong performance of place
kicker Roger Hennig. Hennig
booted 12 points for the "Birds,
Another man of Steele? T-Bird running back Jim Stewart eludes
Alberta's Terry Kurte enroute to 180 yds rushing
including one 41 yard effort late in
the first half that barely cleared
the crossbar.
Aside from one drive for a
touchdown early in the second
half, the Golden Bear offense
never did get going, and finished
the game with only 197 yards, 112
of it in the air. The loss of starting
QB Aaron Smith in a preseason
game with Saskatchewan really
hurt Alberta, as his understudy,
Jeff Steinberg, completed five of
18 pass attempts.
Last Sunday, September 9th,
the T-Birds travelled to Calgary to
take on the defending Vanier Cup
champions University of Calgary
Dinosaurs. In a wide open contest
that saw a total of 12 touchdowns
scored by both teams, the Dinos
thumped the 'Birds by a score of 58
to 35.
The Thunderbirds started the
game strongly and took an 18 to
nine lead into the second quarter
only to see Calgary roar back with
a vengeance behind the accurate
T-Birds gun for 5
straight in Shrum
Provincial bragging rights for
university football are once
again on the line this weekend as
UBC's Thunderbirds square off
against cross town rival SFU
Clansmen in Shrum Bowl XIII.
This year's clash will take
place at Burnaby's Swangard
Stadium as the T-birds will attempt to pick up where they left
off in last year's 25-16 triumph
over the Clan.
UBC has won the last four
confrontations and head coach
Frank Smith heads into this
year's game with a 6 win, 1 loss
record lifetime against Simon
Fraser. The overall record between the two schools now sits at
6 wins for UBC, 5 wins for Simon
Fraser, and one tie.
The first Shrum bowl was
played in 1967 with Simon
Fraser winning handily 32-13.
The game was played annually
until 1971 with SFU racking up
a 4-0-1 record over that time,
outscoring UBC 168 to 32.
The game was discontinued
only to be renewed in 1978. The
revival ofthe game also marked
a resurgence by UBC as they
won four ofthe next five games.
After the 1982 game, the game
was once again put into limbo
due to scheduling difficulties.
The latest resurrection ofthe
Shrum Bowl occurred in 1987
when the two universities
agreed to schedule the game
each year on the second Saturday in September. Each year the
game will be held at alternating
venues and, since UBC hosted
last year's clash, SFU is promoting this years game as "Shrum
Bowl XIII, The Showdown."
The contest represents the
first game of the season for the
Clansmen and they will thus be
entering the game fresh. The
Thunderbirds on the other hand
already have two games under
their belts, winning 18-9 over
Alberta before succumbing 58-
35 to the defending Canadian
champion Calgary Dinosaurs.
This year's Shrum Bowl will
be especially tough for the Thunderbirds to prepare for since the
game will be played using
American rules. Simon Fraser
plays its games against U.S.
small college teams, and thus is
quite comfortable the four down
system and amuch smaller field.
Since UBC plays in the Canadian University system using
three down Canadian rules, the
task ahead for the coaching staff
in preparing the team appears
quite daunting. It becomes even
more formidable considering
that UBC has only six days rest
since their last game.
passing of quarterback Bob Torrance.
Calgary's big and quick offensive line dominated the gEime and
Torrance took advantage of the
protection they offered to connect
on 27 to 37 passes for 439 yards.
Lynch had a much better game
against Calgary than against Alberta but appeared to tire in the
fourth quarter when he wa s pulled
in favour of McDonald. Lynch, who
also serves as the TBirds punter,
struggled with his kicking for
much of the game but finished
strongly with several lx>oming
kicks late in the fourth quarter.
Running back Jim Stewart put
in another outstanding performance, rushing for well over 100
yards for the second straight game
including two touchdown runs of
five and 47 yards.
Wide receiver Todd Wickman
was Lynch's favorite target as he
hauled in touchdown passes of 19
and 76 yards along with several
other big gains. Despite the surprising absence of star Thunderbird receiver Craig Keller, UBC
amassed a grand total of 595 yards
of total offense.
With all the offensive fireworks
going on, the defenses had a long
and miserable night. Torrance
spent the evening pricking on
UBC's pair of third year corner-
backs Dean Heffring and Angelo
Carteri. But in giving up almost
600 yards of offense, the Dinosaur
defense highlighted precisely
where the defending CIAU champions' major weakness lies.
Although UBC trailed only 23-
21 at the half, the second half
quickly deteriorated into an exhibition of pitch and catch between
Torrance and his receivers. At
times it appeared that Calgary
was able to score at will on the
T°Bird defense, an offensive display that evoked bitter memories
of the 1987 Vanier Cup game
against McGill.
Despite defensive problems,
the Thunderbirds were still in the
game with seven minutes remaining. At that point TBird defensive
end Bob Marjanovich appeared to
sack Torrance to take Calgary out
of field goal range. Unfortunately
UBC linebacker Troy Van Vliet
was flagged for roughing the passer. Calgary promptly scored on
the next play and the game was
effectively over.
Next action for the TBirds is
Shrum Bowl XIII this Saturday
against SFU at Swangard Stadium. The following weekend the
team travels to Winnipeg to take
on the U of Manitoba Bisons before
returning to face the U of Saskatchewan Huskies at Thunderbird Stadium on September 23rd.
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September 6,1989
THE UBYSSEY/23 Student Representatives
Nominations are invited for
Student Representatives to the
Faculty of Arts:
a) One, representative from the combined major, honours,
graduate, and diploma students in each of the
Departments and Schools of the Faculty of Arts.
b) Two representatives from each of the First and
Second year Arts.
Student representatives are full voting members in the meetings of the
Faculty of Arts, and are appointed to committees of Faculty.
Nomination forms are available from School and Department Offices,
the Dean of Art's Office, The Faculty Adviser's Office, and the Arts
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Varsity Sports:
looking out for number one
by Michael Booth
UBC varsity athletic teams
are members of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) and compete in the Canada West University Athletic Association (CWUAA). Over the
years, Thunderbird teams have
captured a total of 27 national
championships in sports like football, soccer, volleyball, basketball
and field hockey.
FOOTBALL: The Thunderbird
football team finished last year
with a six win, three loss record
and a third place finish in the
CWUAA—out of the playoff contention. The high point of last
season was a 25-16 trouncing of
Simon Fraser University in
Shrum Bowl XII. In sixteen years
at UBC, Prank Smith has built up
a 100-60-2 record that includes
national championships in 1982
and 1986. The team has already
played two league games this season, beating Alberta 18-9 and
being trounced 58-35 by defending
Vanier Cup champion Calgary
Dinosaurs). They are gearing up
for the biggest game ofthe year—
Shrum Bowl XIII—against cross-
town rivals SFU this Saturday,
September 9 at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium.
SOCCER: UBC's soccer teams
have consistently been contenders
for national titles. The men's team
picked up three straight men's
national titles between 1984 and
1986 and the women were national champions in 1987. Last
season both men's and women's
teams finished in second place in
their respective CWUAA conferences but, due to the playoff structure, were ineligible for the playoffs despite being hosts to the
CIAU championships. The first
home action for both the men's and
women's teams is on September 22
against the University of Calgary
ICE HOCKEY: Ice hockey at UBC
has become more competitive
since head coach Terry O'Malley
was hired three years ago. In that
time, the puck 'Birds have gone
from being the perennial doormats of the CWUAA to the point
where they narrowly missed the
playoffs in the last two seasons.
Last season's high point was the
consistently strong play of netminder Carl Repp—a fact that was not
lost on the Los Angeles Kings, who
drafted Repp with their only
choice in the NHL's supplemental
draft. The puck "Birds will face off
against defending Canada West
champions—the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs—on October
13th and 14th at Thunderbird
women's field hockey team will
once again be a contender for a
national championship. Coach
Gail Wilson's squad went all the
way to last year's CIAU championship before succumbing to the
University ofToronto. First action
of the year will take place at the
High School Festival here at UBC
on September 22nd and 23rd.
track and field teams met with
moderate success last season, including a third-place finish by the
men's team at the CIAU championships. Although there are no
scheduled meets for the teams in
Vancouver this year,; they will be
participating in several competitions including New York's prestigious Millrose Gaines on February 3rd.
ROWING: Although UBC rowing
crews do not compete as a part of
any established competitive sports
federation, they are an active
group of athletes. The hottest
addition to the team this year is
that of head coach Karol Sauve.
Sauve is the current coach of Canada's national straight four crew
and was one of the Canadian national team's coaches at the 1988
Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
The UBC crews have had remarkable success in the past and this
season will travel as far as Boston
and San Diego to compete in regattas. First action of the season locally will take place at the UBC/
VRC Invitational at Burnaby Lake
on October 14th and 15th.
SWIMMING: Although the Thunderbird swim teams are coming off
disappointing year, there are
indeed several reasons to be optimistic about what the future may
hold. The biggest news on the UBC
aquatic front is the return of defending World Cup 200 meter
freestyle champion Turlough
O'Hare. O'Hare was a member of
the Canadian Olympic team in
Seoul and spent part of this summer with the Canadian national
team in Europe. First action ofthe
season for the team will be at the
University of Washington on November 3. They will later host a BC
Club meet here at UBC on December 1 to 3.
BASKETBALL: Both men's and
women's Thunderbird basketball
teams have enjoyed moderate
success in recent years and the
upcoming season looks particularly bright for them. On the men's
team, the big news is the return of
J.D. Jackson to UBC. Jackson was
an all-Canadian guard for UBC
when they last reached the national finals in 1988. The women's
squad was bolstered over the
summer with the hiring of Canadian National team captain Misty
Thomas, the new head coach ofthe
team. Her presence should be of
great help to a team that went
eight and twelve before being
ousted by Calgary in the playoffs.
First home court action for the
men's team is on October 26th
against Laurentian University
while the women will play their
first home game against Simon
Fraser in the Buchanan Cup on
October 31st.
VOLLEYBALL: Heading into a
tough schedule of both CIAU and
international competition, the
men's volleyball team will attempt
to improve upon last year's second
place Canada West finish. They
will host teams like the Soviet
Union (Estonia) on October 24-24,
Pepperdine University, and the
University of California (Santa
Barbara). The women's team,
under 1988-89 CIAU coach ofthe
year Donna Baydock will play an
equally diverse schedule, squaring off against the Soviet Union
Junior National team (on September 22) and a team of Australian
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UBC Intramurals: calling all couch potatoes
Intramural Sports isn't just
for the jocks who are busy from
dawn to dusk, lacing on their specialty shoes for the fitness workout, that 5 km run, the 40 km bike
ride, the quick hike to Grouse, and
that last deadly squash game.
Thousands of weekend athletes and not-so competitive enthusiasts, skilled and not-so-
skilled, also find their niche in
Intramurals. It would be hard not
Apart from the ever-popular
sports like volleyball, basketball,
and ball hockey, offered at three
competitive levels, exotic events
like Storm The Wall, Day of the
Longboats, and Ultimate Frisbee
spice up the year.
And those with an aversion to
sweat can join the Intramurals
staff administering, consulting, or
writing for The Competition, or
"It's a great way to get involved at university—there are so
many different events, so many
different people to meet, and so
much happening all the time,"
said Leslie Beckerman, who has
participated and worked in Intramurals for the last three years.
Beckerman attributed much
of Intramural's success to the
work of the students who largely
run the program.
"Students have a lot of input
in Intramurals, which is good,
because they know what other
students want," she said. "Anyone
can draw up a proposal (for a new
event) and it will be given serious
Every year students flock to
join Intramurals to participate,
but in the last three years, it has
been nothing less than a flood.
Last year between 4,500 and
6,500 students participated
weekly and the office averaged
over 500 calls a day.
Students' enthusiasm to join
has led to a space problem—gyms
are bursting at the seams—and
many ofthe facility run events can
no longer expand according to
students' interest.
Last year 160 teams participated in the cross volleyball
league, forty more than the year
But Director of Intramurals
Nestor Korchinsky wants to meet
students' demands: "When a stadium is full, I'm all for booking
another date," he said.
Whether Intramurals will
expand depends on the students
and what they collectively decide
at the end of September (the SRC
referendum), he said.
But, "the whole future of sport
hardly rests on SRC but only accents the shortfall and basic needs
of students for sport facilities at
UBC," he said.
"We need the $30 million facility (the original RecFac price tag)
but awareness still is perceived at
the $9.5 millionlevel (the new SRC
budgeted price).
"Yet, we have no baseball diamond on campus, dismal racquet
and weight training facilities, and
an abominable lack of fitness circuit.
This year Intramurals will
encourage participation from the
community in special events like
Storm the Wall and the Arts '20
As long as the influx of the
community doesn't keep students
out ofthe events, Beckerman likes
the idea, "They'll see this is not just
a big university with a whole
bunch of drunken kids driving too
fast on their streets."
September 6,1989 [
One student dares to fight
The Chinese government may
have crushed the democracy
movement at Tiananmen Square,
but Chinese students around the
world continue the fight.
Paul (not his real name), a
Chinese student at UBC, has been
agitating for political reform since
September 18, 1985 when a
planned rally in Tiananmen
Square was suppressed at the last
At UBC, Paul remains an
outspoken critic of the Chinese
government. "There has to be
someone who speaks out. Many
students made the same choice
that I did. Compared to the protesters in China, this is nothing."
He holds up an issue ofthe Sin
Tao Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper, and points to the mutilated
bodies of students killed at Tiananmen Square.
"Before the massacre we tried
to push the government to reform," says Paul. "But afterwards
there is no more room. Those
murderers who ordered the killing
must be punished."
Now Paul is a "hard-core"
member of the action committee
that UBC's Chinese students
formed after martial law was declared in China on May 20 and
which organizes news conferences
and rallies downtown.
Despite the danger of being
identified as a student demonstrator by the Chinese Consulate, a
danger which silences many Chinese students, Paul takes risks by
speaking to the media and demonstrating openly.
Yet, he has no intention of
applying for political refugee
status in Canada, and he doesn't
know of any Chinese who does, he
"We all understand what that
means to our families, and how
dangerous it would be for them. To
seek political asylum is traitorous
in China. It is the number one
crime in China, and the penalty is
execution," says Paul.
"The families (of traitors) are
considered traitorous as well.
During the Cultural Revolution,
these families were put in jail or
sent to labor camps where they
were brainwashed. Itis unpredictable what would happen now.
Everything is possible."
Paul also works on behind-
the-scene projects for the democracy movement.
The computer in his
room hooks up with a modem which enables him to
call the Beijing hotline that
Chinese use to turn in "counterrevolutionaries," as student activists are called by the Chinese government.
He hopes to flood the hotline
with calls so that Beijing residents can't make use of it. Paul's
calls are infrequent since long
distance charges are expensive,
he says. "But if we can afford it, it
can be very effective."
He hopes the AMS will contribute some money for the project
and says the action committee is
drafting up a proposal for them.
Another project he is working
on is the student radio station
which overseas Chinese students
hope to set up either in Thailand
or Hong Kong.
"It is most important to tell
the Chinese people the truth, to
break the news blackout," he says.
Other projects include a cam-
Discourse on the
China Crisis:
three perspectives
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
Why one Chinese student chooses silence
Peter, a Chinese student at
UBC, believes in political democracy and freedom of speech—but
he thinks these institutions must
evolve slowly in China.
Peter believes the demonstrating Chinese intellectuals are
pushing too hard and too quickly
for political reform, while the
uneducated Chinese people need
more time to grapple with reform.
Because of this fundamental tension he believes calls for radical
change are "useless."
Unlike the Chinese students
who demonstrate for democracy,
Peter (not his real name) remains
silent and keeps a low profile on
Peter distinguishes between
UBC's silent students like himself
who keep their thoughts to them
selves and the active students who
demonstrate and "do not hesitate
to take political refugee status in
"I am not against the students' demonstrating. They can do
anything they want—it is the
principle of democracy," says Peter.
He also makes a distinction
between the silent students themselves: those who fear the Chinese
government "and do not want to
make trouble for themselves and
their families," and the "elderly"
who lived through the Cultural
Revolution and believe the demonstrations are futile.
"Some of them don't believe
demonstrations can move China
to democracy and modernization,"
says Peter. "I have talked with
Uncertainty and fear encompass student
Martin is a government-
sponsored student who left
China to work for a professor at
He often writes and telephones home to his wife. But
one subject he never alludes to
in his letters or on the phone
are the politics in China—or
his involvement in the demonstrations in Vancouver.
"My wife knows very little
about the rebellion. She doesn't
know that students were killed
(at Tiananmen Square)," says
Martin (not his real name).
Threatened by Chinese
scrutiny of overseas calls and
letters, he dare not tell her
what he knows, he says.
"The NDP office on West
Broadway offered Chinese stu
dents free long distance phone
calls," he says, "But after one
week, China cut some calls off
because students talked about
politics," says Martin.
Martin says a lot of people
in China don't know ofthe massacre. "Only students in university who understands English
know. They can receive radio—
the Voice of America. Students
know the future of the country,
not the soldiers who have a low
level of education."
Even on campus, Martin is
wary of other Chinese students
who may be "spies," working for
the Chinese government.
"We are very angry about
this. But we must be careful. If
they hear anything, they may
phone the [Chinese] Consulate,"
says Martin.
When asked if he would remain in Canada if he could, he
nods. "For the time being I'd
like to stay here."
He says there will be no
freedom for him upon returning to Communist China.
"The government is afraid
we will propagandize what we
learned here. If I go back, I have
no chance to do what I want to
do, no freedom in my life, in my
work, in my family. It will not
be good for the children, or the
education ofthe children," says
"We love our country, but
we don't like the government or
the communist part. We want a
democratic country."
paign to convince Gorbachev to
condemn the Chinese government, and, on a smaller scale, a
letter writing campaign to
Temple University in the United
States to revoke an honorary doctorate degree granted to China's
military chairman and paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in
A small photo of his family
hangs above the computer in
Paul's room. His family doesn't
know he fights for democracy, says
Paul. But they worry. In a recent
letter, his father, fearing the Chinese government, cautioned him
to concentrate all his time on his
such kinds of older students and
we should pay attention to their
point of view."
Peter also distinguished between two different attitudes
within Chinese society itself.   .
Traditional Chinese culture,
based on 2000 years of dictatorship, has taught the people to respect   authority.   That   respect
remains rooted in the workers and
peasants, but has withered among
the intellectuals who understand
what democracy stands for, says
"The distance of thought between the intellectuals and the
uneducated is enormous," he says.
"The intellectuals expect a faster
process of economic reform with
process of political reform at the
same time."
Peter believes democracy and
modernization should be a gradual evolution which takes account
ofthe beliefs of all Chinese people.
He thinks China has been on the
right track for the past ten years,
which have seen increasing social
and economic freedom.
Under Deng Xiaoping mores-
tudents were allowed to study in
industrialized countries, professors and writers had more freedom
to criticize China's politics, and
most important, economic reforms
were introduced.
Apart from an economic decentralization policy which hands
back power to companies, the government created open cities and
economic free zones like Shen
Zhen which encourage small-time
capitalism, says Peter.
Overall, the reform has been
welcomed by most Chinese people,
who wish to improve their standard of living, and also by the intellectuals who hope that political
reform will follow, says Peter.
But Peter says the reforms,
while generally welcomed, have
created problems which the Chinese people are still coming to
terms with: inflation, "unfairness"
in wages, and corruption.
Under the old central planning system, there was no inflation, and workers earned as much
as businesspeople—which is no
longer the case, he says.
And government officials take
advantage of their power to place
relatives in high-paying company
jobs, a practice bitterly denounced
by students during rallies at Tiananmen this spring, he says.
"But for majority of Chinese
people, they welcome economic
reform, but are unsatisfied with
the problems created," said Peter.
Graduate Student Society
- Special General Meeting -
Tuesday, September 12,1989
12:30 pm, Ballroom
Graduate Student Centre
The Proposed Agenda:
1. Information and discussion regarding:
i. Capital Improvements Fund
ii. Dental Plan
2. Approval of Auditor's Report
3. Amendment to the Constitution
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The street lamps glittered of off the purple shards of thought leaking
from the edges of reality surrounding the vilest rag west of Blanca.
John "the Usurper" Hudson was busy trying to insert a middle-
class lifestyle into Paul Dayson brainstem by using Rick Hiebert like
a Q-tip. Andrea Lupini watched Nadene Rehnby turning into radioactive coffee pot fungus from the effects of Laura J. May's highly
flourescent dream of Steve Chan fondling musical cats. Random and
irrelevant fingernail clippings where spewing in a rapid-fire stream
from between the teeth of Joe Altwasser. Hao Li found this type of
weather to be most annoying, having left his collapsable Hai V. Le
somewhere in the Third Level of a deluded and parinoid leader of a
semi-evolved colonial lifefbrm. Shannon Berlin took Jeff Huberman's
breath away the way the air moleclues bounced around her limpid
form. Meanwhile in a different dream space Chung Wong was
constructing this flight tonight with pieces of lint he had found in
Franka Cordua von Specht's belly-button. Meanwhile, in a frantic
effort to save the Free World from being buried in nail clippings Pat
Nakumara and Michael Booth started constructing a super deluxe
sellter from Cathy Lu and Gail Gudmundson. They did not want to
tell Alex Johnson were they had got there super glue, but she had her
suspicions. She had noticed that Kurt Priensperg and Ernest Stelzer
were missing and Corinne Bjorge hair had a strange residue which
suggested that it had been used as a boiled animal glue applicator.
Ted Aussem and Warren Whyte teamed up to dance in pink petti -
coates and write the menu for Jessica McArthur's dinner with Dan
Andrews. Deborah Smithies wondered at the reality of it all and
questioned what would appear on the mid-term. Rob "Deviant" May
knew for he had seen what Jennifer Lyall could do with a telephoto
lens. Katherine Monk pupated and emerged as a little pink Butterfly. As the Butter-fly settled on the empty Omar Diaz it semaphored
to the watching world, "REPENT FORTHE FINALS ARE COMING!"
Joe Altwasser     Franka Cordua - von Specht
Car troubles
"Today we are facing a
global crisis endangering all
life on earth. We must marshal all our forces to do
battle with the threat."
That's from Dr. David
Suzuki, and this time he's
not talking about the perils
of nuclear war. He is talking
about the perils of living in a
world of polluted air, poisoned water, and deteriorating farmlands. And he challenges us to do something
now 'to keep our planet
liveable for our children."
What can we do to start
cleaning up the environment in Greater Vancouver?
Let's start with the air. At
the international conference
in Ottawa, February 1989,
the delegates agreed that air
pollution is the most urgent
problem. Poison we are
spewing into the air creates
the dangerous world-warming greenhouse effect, it
aggravates lung diseases
particularly among children
and old people, and it causes
acid rain with consequent
deterioration of lakes, rivers, farms, and forests.
Statistics for Greater
Vancouver Regional District show that 80% of air
pollution here comes from
our cars. Some suggestions:
Use cars as little as possible;
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car-pool. Don't shop around
from mall to mall by car;
shop in your own neighbourhood. Use public transportation whenever possible for local visiting and
holiday trips.
See you at the bus stop.
John Broderick
Lifeforce mail-
in for animals
Dear Dr. Strangway:
Re:     Inhumane,  Scientifically   Fraudulent   Sight-
Deprivation   Experiments
on Animals
We are enclosing 256
more postcards from people
who oppose the blinding of
animals in UBC/VGH experiments. The total number of cards which Lifeforce
has delivered is 5,070. Hundreds more have been
mailed directly to you from
concerned individuals.
Will you respond to everyone's concerns?
Peter Hamilton
Director Lifeforce
As a researcher who
works in the area of visual
functioning I am quite dis
tressed by the recent letter
published in The Ubyssey
by Peter Hamilton of
Lifeforce (16 August 89). It
contains a series of accusations about a UBC professor, Dr. Max Cynader,
which are supported by inaccurate and insensitive
Although my own research involves only human
subjects and noninvasive
techniques, it has been well
established (contrary to Mr.
Hamilton's statements)
that there is a great deal of
similarity in the visual systems of all mammals, including cats and man. Much
of the current working
knowledge that has provided us with successful
surgical, pharmaceutical
and behaviourial interventions in visual problems
comes from direct extrapolation from animal research.
Mr. Hamilton states
that cures for amblyopia (he
notes only the occlusion
technique) have been
known since the 1700's.
This is a narrow and erroneous statement. Occlusion
works on only one form of
amblyopia (amblyopia ex
anopsia) while there are
eight other well known
amblyopic syndromes. Occlusion only produces im
provement in some 40% of
the cases and has side effects in a reasonable number of instances, such as the
induction of "occlusion am-
blyobia" in which the
patched good eye itself begins to show amblyopic suppression. ,As far as the other
eight forms of amblyopia,
virtually no know cures
have yet been discovered.
Researchers, such as Dr.
Cynader are attempting to
remedy that lack, rather
than to sit by and watch
children suffer with deteriorated vision for the rest of
their lives. Clearly, Mr.
Hamilton has never had an
amblyopic child, nor had to
deal with the hopeless devastation of its incurability.
How many parents would
evaluate the comfort of a cat
above the sight and well
being of their child? Perhaps Mr. Hamilton ought to
reevaluate his own priorities. At the very least, he
ought to be sure that statements about the similarities
among mammalian visual
systems, and the efficacy of
cures for amblyopia, are
correct, before continuing to
malign a researcher who is
attempting to improve the
well being of all human
Stanley Coren
Professor of Psychology
September 6,1989 Letters
Imagery of
technical jargon
This is with reference to your
editorial 'Jet thrust, driving
steel...' (Aug. 16, 1989). Though
"pistons thrusting in and out of
their chambers. Spark plugs firing..." was designed toinvoke vivid
images, I would like to point out
that if the inventor Frank Whittle
had put pistons and sparkplugs in
his new engine design, then neither would that power-plant be
called a jet engine nor the Snowbirds been able to do many of nice
things they are famous for.
Sundar Prasad
Grad. student Civil
Issues lost in
The point of quotation marks
is exact recordingof what someone
said. Putting them around words
that were never used is intellectual dishonesty. Yet several of
Chris ("Whoah") Wiesinger's quotations attributed to me in mid-
August are fake.
He is warned that two can
play his cheap game of pseudo-
quotation. Any sentence of his can
be subjected to the same easy
trick, one often seen in Communist and peacenik literature.
Wiesinger's incomprehension
notwithstanding, my understanding of an ad hominem argument is
correct for the examples insinuated by Tom Perry. My definition
comes from Johnson and Blair's
Logical Self-Defence. The professors add that "finding a controversy in which someone has been
personally criticized is not enough
to charge ad hominem" (p.46).
Likewise, professor Howard
Kahane in Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: "Ad hominem argument is not always fallacious"
Always, the test for definitions is whether they capture the
examples, not whether formula
words can be parrotted from a
book. Since Perry gave no definition to back his attack, he merits
Wiesinger's wasted lecture.
Worse for Wiesinger, I cannot
be guilty of ad hominem on his own
definition, since nowhere did I
attack Perry's "personality, character, motives, intentions, qualifications etc." I spoke to public ac
tions by Perry. Who cares about
private motives, etc?
I can't grasp Wiesinger's complaint against "us" and "them"
terminology. The popular whine
he copies from others. Surely, all
argument, which has two sides, is
between us and them. He demands argument after disdaining
its necessary conditions.
Nor can I grasp his common
monochromatic metaphor about
"black and white." What colors do
he and Perry paintin? Wiesinger's
parody of argument is to explode
("what a...!"), give orders ("Don't"),
drop names ("radical hermeneu-
tics") and jam in gratuitous question marks ("??") after quoted
Perry uses us/them terminology in distinguishing between "us"
(we're smug, he sneers) and developers. Since Wiesinger jeers that
"them" developers "excrete more
Yuppie housing," he displays his
own ad hominem after hypocritical grouching about "slurs."
Wiesinger's circular tautology "An injustice is an injustice"
unwittingly repeats the Perry/
Marzari ineptitude of blurring the
huge moral differences between
Beijing and Kerrisdale.
Wiesinger, not I, suggests
that Perry is "a brazen liar." I
simply proved him "mistaken" on
cited facts that Wiesinger evades.
However, since Perry dismissed as
"fiction" an event he never witnessed, Wiesinger may be right
about "liar."
Perry's unproven charge of
libel shouldn't be taken seriously
because there exists a defence -
truth. In defamation law, truth is
a complete defence. There is a
witness - me - to the truth of criticism made of Perry's Physicians
for Social Responsibility. Wiesinger's fake quotation garbles the
argument after "because."
Communist sympathies in
medical peacenik groups are documented at length by Vancouver's
Dr. Jack Rosenblatt in "Soviet
Propaganda and the Physicians'
Peace Movement", Paper #6 from
MacKenzie Institute of Toronto.
Wiesinger did no research.
After Perry's literary affection of cutesy-pooh (Tuum Est on
beer mugs) comes Wiesinger's
childish addition : "Kill a commie
for mommie." Her boy isa disgrace
to his poor old mom.
Greg Lanning
In the opening paragraph of a
lengthy article (Letter Scam,
Ubyssey, Aug. 16), Chris Weisin-
ger suggests that the terms "us"
and "them" do not apply to world
affairs. (In particular, Communists cannot be described as
The fact that the Soviets' postwar onslaught on the West would
seem tohave failed should not lead
us to believe no assault ever took
place. Future historians will see
just how determined the Soviets
were. Even if we in the West did
not always recognize the fact, the
Soviet Union was all along engaged in nothing less than a war.
Throughout history, anytime
powers are involved in a struggle,
they may call themselves "us" and
their enemies "them."
Chris Wiesinger has no business rewriting history. Meanwhile, Greg Lanning has had the
good sense to see the danger, and
the courage to champion what is
Christian Champion
Arts 2
Police Briefs
By Bernie (not her real name)
After a busy summer, the local police department is geared up for a new school term. The Ubyssey will
continue with "Police Briefs", but here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about campus
law enforcement.
The university detachment of
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) has jurisdiction
over UBC and the University Endowment Lands. This includes
Spanish Banks West, Foreshore
Park, Towers and Wreck Beaches.
The R CMP university detachment works 24 hours. Their regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00
PM on weekdays. After hours, all
calls are diverted to a police dispatcher in Vancouver who has
radio contact with the on duty officers, who are usually out on the
road patrolling (or eating donuts -
If you call from a phone on
campus whose number begins
with "228", your call will go to a
dispatcher located in the UEL firehall. They will connect you with
the appropriate service that you
require. Ifyou call 911 from any
other phone, your call will go to
Vancouver's emergency dispatch.
For some matters, they will provide you with the appropriate
number to call. Serious calls will
be taken and they will contact the
required service for you (when this
is done, there could be a delay in
response time because ofthe extra
exchange of information between
The be st way to reach the University RCMP for matters within
their jurisdiction is to call them at
The "campus cowboys" are
hired by UBC to deal with the
security of university buildings
and parking procedures. Parking
and security officers are in uniform and wear blue shirts. You'll
see them around campus doing
parking enforcement or checking
identification of people they find
on campus to ensure they have
authority to be on university
The UEL RCMP are completely independent from this department. The RCMP officers are
also uniformed most of the time.
They wear a grey coloured shirt
and pants with a yellow stripe.
Contact the RCMP first on police
related matters such as vandalism, thefts, accidents, suspicious
people, assaults, etc.
You name it and it can happen. However, there are problems
that continually crop up, such as
motor vehicle accidents, hit and
runs, theft from motor vehicles,
theft of bicycles, wallets and back
packs, loud parties, liquor related
assaults and speeding drivers.
The RCMP UEL detachment
has ongoing programs attempting
to reduce crime in some of these areas about which you will hear
about during the year. Contact the
UEL detachment if you have any
questions or would like some information about these programs.
Any function held where liquor is present requires a license. If
the function is held in a UBC
building, approval must first be
obtained from the bookings clerk
at the Registrar's office in the
General Services Administration
Building. For SUB events, obtain
approval from the SAC bookings
clerk and bring the approval form
to the UEL RCMP at least seven
days before the function. The application for the license will then
be reviewed and if granted, authority will be given to obtain a
license from the liquor store.
License applications are only accepted between 8:00 AM and 3:45
PM weekdays.
The Uby Geer
This is going to make you
You are probably a typical
student. You are 20 years old.
51.6 per cent male and living at
home with Ma and Pa who take
care to protect you from the
cold cruel world. But you have
a luxury. You have never been
living on the
streets, never
been hungry,
never been
beaten or shot at
for just thinking
of things that the government
would rather you did not think
Reading this paper you
will probably feel that it is left-
wing trash straight off of the
news wire from the Kremlin.
Read the left-wing trash from
the Soviet Press Office (Yes, we
have copies) and you will see
the difference. Better still, also
take the time to read the right-
wing trash coming out of many
sources. Think about what you
read—don't just swallow.
Perhaps you think the student paper should be as professional as the Sun, the Province
or the Globe and Mail. We are
not. Their writers have written
for years. Ours are students
and are just as incompetent at
writing as you are. We make
mistakes. We misquote. We
believe we are experts on subjects we really know nothing
about. But at least we know we
are alive. We do not blindly
swallow what we are told (not
even what our KGB informant
tells us).
You can be a good little kid
at UBC. You can get a straight
A average, graduate after four
years, and get a good job that
pays well enough that you can
buy a house in
Surrey   after
ten years. Soon
you    will    be
raising a fresh
crop   of  Yuppies. Ifyou are lucky you will
never know what the downtown eastside looks like, or
what it's like to stand in line at
the food bank: your parents
will be proud of you.
But if you have the guts
you could join The Ubyssey.
You will fail a couple of years,
and graduate after about
seven years with a C average.
Your parents will disown you.
The Marxist-Leninists
will call you a fascist pig and
the Ayn Rand Club will call
you a pinko commie dupe of
the KGB.
But you will have developed flexibility that will allow
you to become filthy rich
within five years and buy an
estate in West Vancouver.
Dan Andrews is a Ubyssey 'Dino-
Thefts from cars:             Thefts of bicycles:
Thefts of wallets:
Motor vehicle accidents
(not hit and run)
Hit and run
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