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The Ubyssey Mar 2, 1977

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 25% fee increase set
PROTESTERS MARCH PAST BUCHANAN . . . 1,200 turn out for largest demonstration since glorious 1960s
— doug field photos
1,200 join fee hike protest
BoG requests bucks
but approves hikes
The UBC board of governors agreed Tuesday to increase
tuition fees by 25 to 30 per cent unless the provincial government
gives the university additional funds.
"Recognizing there is a serious shortfall in operating funds
granted to UBC for next year, the university's board of governors
voted today to make a formal request to the universities council
for additional funds for 1977-78," board chairman Thomas Dohm
said in a prepared statement.
"To make necessary provision
for the possibility that the council
may reject the university's
request, the board approved tuition
increases of $108 to $112 per year
(about 25 per cent) for most
students in the faculties of arts,
sciences and education as well as
some other schools.
"The board also approved tuition
increases of $130 to $194 per year
(about 30 per cent) for students in
the faculties of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, commerce
and engineering," the statement
The increases will take effect if
the B.C. Universities Council
rejects the board's request for
more funds.
The council divided the money
granted by the provincial government for the three public
universities. It cannot increase
UBC's allotment without either
taking   money   from   the   other
universities or requesting more,
funds from the government.
The total universities operating
grantof $184.5million is $10 million
less than the council originally
asked from the government.
"The board will put in a plea to
Victoria for extra funds before
they increase tuition fees," student
board member Moe Sihota said.
"In effect they're sending it back
but they feel they won't get additional funds," he said.
Sihota said neither he nor Basil
Peters, the other student member
of the board, had voted for the
proposal because it provides for
fee increases if the university does
not receive more money.
"I personally support sending it
(the budget) back, but I didn't
support the fact that they're
willing to increase fees.
" It's a diluted position but I think
they're putting the blame on the
See page 2:  BOG
Mass march ends
in angry showdown
About 1,200 singing, shouting demonstrators rallied and
marched on the old administration building Tuesday to protest
tuition fee increases and education cutbacks.
The demonstrators laid seige to the building and demanded
that board of governors members waiting inside reject tuition fee
increases and send the UBC budget back to the provincial
government for more funding.
The rally was the biggest at UBC since 1968 when radical
student leader Jerry Rubin led students on an invasion of the
faculty club.
... simple but persuasive
Chanting "send the budget
back" and "we want Kenny,"
protestors waited about 40 minutes
for administration president Doug
Kenny to emerge and make a
statement about fee increases.
Many demonstrators wanted to
occupy the building, but rally
organizers stood at the doors to the
building to control the crowd while
it waited for Kenny.
The stand-off outside the
building followed an hour and a
half-long rally on main mall above
Sedgewick library. After the rally
demonstrators marched east on
University, north to Buchanan on
east mall, then turned west toward
the old administration building.
Kenny finally emerged from the
building at 2:15 p.m. to a chorus of
boos, telling students he would vote
at the 2:30 p.m. board meeting for
a tuition fee increase.
Accompanied by his vice-
presidents Erich Vogt, Chuck
Connaghan and Michael Shaw,
Kenny told jeering students it
would be "unwise" to send the
budget back to the provincial
Kenny said a restricted
universities budget handed down
by the provincial government will
mean cutbacks in university
"I, and all the other members of
the board of governors, have made
it clear that we were hoping for a
larger grant. But accessibility to
this university is a priority of all
board of governors members."
Kenny then re-entered the
building while the crowd, at that
time about 500 strong, chanted,
"Kenny resign."
Later, 40 demonstrators quietly
See page 7:  STUDENTS Page 2
Wednesday,   March    2,    1977
BoG 'probably influenced'
From page 1
proper people," Sihota said. "At
least they're standing up to their
Peters described the board
decision as "unfortunate."
"I'm disappointed that an increase of that magnitude is
necessary," he said.
Asked if he was convinced the
increase was necessary, Peters
said: "I'm convinced that if the
government doesn't come across
with more bucks it is necessary to
prevent drastic cutbacks in services to students."
Peters said the turnout at the
rally probably influenced the
board's decision.
"I think the rally was a
phenomenal success, and I think it
had a definite effect," Peters said.
"Some of the speakers (who
entered the board meeting during
the open session) had excellent
points to put forward. They showed
that students are concerned, and I
think it will have a great effect on
the government as well."
But, he said, the board's decision
will not affect the university's
budget because the amount the
board has budgeted for will be
available either through an  in-
creased government grant or increased tuition fees.
Peters said he is concerned
about the effects of tuition increases on the accessibility of
He said he will offer his aid to
students who cannot return to UBC
next year because of fee increases,
if the students have not been able
to find summer jobs and are not
able to receive government loans.
Rally organizer Pam Willis
described the board's decision as a
"I'm disappointed they didn't
comply with our demand to send
the budget back to Victoria which
had student, faculty and staff
support," Willis said.
"Nonetheless, they said they
wouldn't increase fees unless their
request for more money is turned
Students sell out
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Douglas College students at a
special general meeting Friday
directed their student council to
contract out administration of the
student society budget to the
college administration.
The arrangement would permit
the administration to carry out
only administrative duties with
policy decisions still being handled
by the student council.
The decision was made when it
was revealed that more than half
of the society's spring budget of
about $38,000 was allocated for the
administration of the remaining
portion of the budget.
According to former council
chairman Eric Gilstead, the administration has offered to handle
the student society's business
affairs through the college comptroller for a flat rate.
Current council chairman Ray
Harris argued that if the society
"got on the wrong side of administration, they wouldn't have to
turn over the funds."
Gilstead said the cost of society
administration was "negligence" . . . and if you're that grossly
negligent you (Harris) should
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down, but I would like to see that
request turned into a demand."
Willis said she thought the rally
had influenced the board's
decision. She said administration
president Doug Kenny did not
consider the possibility of returning the budget until the idea was
suggested to him last week by
student representatives.
"A week ago we asked Kenny to
speak to the board and members of
other university boards about
sending the budget back," she
said. "He said he hadn't considered doing that before."
Willis and two other student reps
met with the board's finance
committee Saturday and asked
them to send the budget back, but
did not get any indication of
whether the board was willing to do
She said she thought the 40
students who entered the open part
of the board meeting acted
responsibly and "made the board
members bok a bit like fools."
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Page 3
Rally speakers
attack Socreds
for cutbacks
— geof wheelwright photo
organizers sing while Emery Barnes, left, looks embarrassed
Band conflicts with rally
The rock band Fosterchild
performed at noon Tuesday in the
SUB conversation pit, conflicting
with the rally against tuition fee
increases and education cutbacks.
And 50 anti-rally posters appeared near the bus loop and the
pool construction site Monday
But student administrative
commission secretary John
Swainson said Tuesday the conflict
of the band with the rally was not
intentional. He said the Alma
Mater Society special events
committee arranged the gig before
the student representative
assembly decided to hold the rally.
Swainson said the committee did
not pay for the band because
Fosterchild's agent arranged the
gig as a promotional stunt. He said
SAC approved the date.
"As far as I know it was a real
freebee," Swainson said. "Part of
the problem was typical AMS
Rally organizer Pam Willis said
she was upset that special events
coordinator Brian Hughes did not
inform her about the band until the
morning of the rally..
The band drew 150 students.
Some of the anti-rally posters
which appeared on campus
Monday night near the bus loop
and the pool construction site
covered posters promoting the
rally. The posters claimed students
"don't have a so-called right to free
education. Why should you get a
ride at someone else's (tax) expense?"
Willis said she does not know who
put up the posters, which are
signed by a group called Taxpayers Against Educational Rip-
Off Artists. She said rally
organizers ripped down most of the
anti-rally posters.
Tuition rally speakers
representing UBC students, staff,
faculty and outside groups attacked the Social Credit government Tuesday for cutting back
education spending.
Student arts representative
Dave Van Blarcom told 1,200
people at the rally the UBC administration has never strongly
protested education cutbacks to
the provincial government.
The UBC administration has not
made an impression on the
provincial government on such
problems as poor food at
residences, the limited amount of
student housing and a proposed
17.8per centrent increase for some
residences, he said.
"There is nobody who is screwed
more by increased education costs
than the sons and daughters of
working people, or working people
who want to come to school to
continue their education," Clive
Lytle, B.C. Federation of Labor
secretary-treasurer, told the rally.
Lytle, an NDP appointee to the
UBC board of governors before the
Social Credit government replaced
him, said the board was previously
divided evenly between members
who were concerned about the
quality of education and those who
wanted to maintain the status quo.
Lytle said the more progressive
DEMONSTRATORS CRASH BOARD MEETING . . . but for board, it was business as usual
— matt king photo
members of the board were cut by
the new government and replaced
by "docile downtown
He said the cutback in education
is similar to moves the provincial
government has been taking in
other areas.
"You are not alone in what is
happening in this province," he
Emery Barnes, NDP MLA for
Vancouver Centre, said administration president Doug
Kenny and some of the high-paid
lecturers at UBC should have been
at the rally.
He said premier Bill Bennett is
not living up to his pledge before
the last election that "people are
the most important resource we
Barnes said there is no money
for education spending because
during the last election the Social
Credit party made commitments
which have been given higher
The Socreds promised to remove
succession duties and lower taxes
on the mining industry and as a
result the government has no
money for education, he said.
Barnes said another reason for
education cutbacks is the
provincial government's refusal to
use deficit financing.
Political science professor Mike
Wallace said a large number of
UBC faculty side with the students.
Raising tuition fees keeps out the
best students but not rich students,
Wallace said. He said that he wants
to teach the best students, but if
education cutbacks continue "all
you're going to see of your
professor is through binoculars."
Fairleigh Funston, Association
of University and College Employees organizer, urged joint
action by students and staff
against education cutbacks.
"Now is' the time for collective
organization by students and
workers against educational
cutbacks," she said.
Funston said she was concerned
about the opportunities for women
both as students and workers.
"The lifetime earnings of a female
university graduate are less than
those of a male high school
dropout," she said.
DISGRUNTLED MULTITUDES . . . scene that greeted Kenny when he finally showed his face
- matt king photo Page 4
Wednesday,   March   2,   1977
The Start
The best — or worst — is yet to come.
Although about 1,200 students rallied and sang and
chanted and marched on campus Tuesday, the battle
certainly hasn't been won.
If any of you doubt that — just remember what UBC's
board of governors did later Tuesday. They voted to increase
tuition fees by 25 per cent for students in arts, science and
education, and by 30 per cent for students in medicine, law,
dentistry, pharmacy, engineering and commerce.
But what the board also did was to ask the Universities
Council to provide additional funding for the university.
The only reason it did that was because students made a
big fuss about the prospect of having to pay increased tuition
fees in addition to increased costs for food, housing and
virtually everything else people buy these days.
That shows they do listen. Mot as much as they should,
after 1,200 students spent three hours dealing with the issues
related to tuition fee increases, but the fact they listen at all
provides a wee glimmer of hope.
What all of this means, it should be clear, is that people
can't simply think that they've done their bit and
complacently sit back and see what happens next.
There's another rally on March 10 at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre plaza downtown at which students from all Lower
Mainland campuses will continue to oppose tuition fee
increases and education cutbacks.
People have to begin work now to ensure there's a good
turnout of UBC students. Everyone who was at Tuesday's
rally has to tell their friends and acquaintances why they
should take part in the March 10 rally.
And those people, and all kinds of other people as well,
should go to a noon-hour meeting today of the anti-tuition
committee in SUB 230.
Let's keep up the good work, people.
Real McGeer
Education minister Pat McGeer is a devious, scheming,
hypocritical fraud.
He has had the gall to throw his lily white hands
innocently up in the air and protest that he has had nothing
to do with determining what tuition fees shall be. He has
self-righteously proclaimed that it is the universities that
decide whether fees shall increase or not.
By now, after unsatisfactory allotments to education in
the provincial government budget, we know that McGeer is a
hypocrite. He may not be present when university boards
decide how much to increase fees, but it's his budget that has
led to their consideration of increases.
He's gone even further in his devious scheming. He's'
tossed a carrot to the administrators of colleges, which are
also seriously affected by education cutbacks. He's told them
he'll work a little deal with fees.
Although right now tuition fees at colleges go directly to
the 40 per cent municipality share of college costs, McGeer is
willing to change all that.
Right now, there's no incentive for colleges to increase
fees because any additional money made by fee increases
defrays the municipality share — the total college budget
doesn't increase.
McGeer is offering to fudge things around some by
offering to match any increases in revenue generated by fee
increases one and one-half times with government money.
McGeer ought to grow a moustache. It's the only thing
that can save him from being a bald-faced liar.
MARCH 2, 1977
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
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and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
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"Ah, what a day of effulgent sunshlllllllne," drawled Chris Gainor. '"Twas
a day such as this, the McCafferty brothers murdered their mother with an
aaaaaaax," groaned Kathy Ford and Dave Morton in unison as Shane
McCune cowered In dusgust. Marcus Gee told the groaner to dry up or get
on the phone, while Doug Rushton, Ryon Guedes and Sue Vohanka
plotted for the upcoming revolution. Ralph Maurer, having spent a
hilarious week rioting on the campus at Berkeley, returned to his alma
mater to lead the troops In their big protest. Heather Walker, the only
person who can look up to Ralphle, was busy recording the official
proceedings Inside the besieged bunker, while foot soldiers Doug Field,
Steve Howard, Matt King, Mike Bocking, Geor Wheelwright, Bill Tieleman
and Frank Kuerbls stirred up the crowds. The photogs won the awards for
heroes of socialist labor from the rampaging mobs.
—The Grapt
Politics root of bike controversy
"Rie root problem behind the
current controversy of bicycle
routing along University
Boulevard, as I see it, relates to
politics. Those that have the
support of government are
rewarded; those who do not,
suffer. Cyclists do not have this
support, motorists do.
As a sometime-cyclist along the
boulevard and more frequent
motorist, I am frustrated in my
attempts to make greater use of
transportation modes alternative
to the automobile.
Cyclists are heavily penalized in
terms of time, ease of travel, and
dignity, in being forced to cross
10th Avenue and ride against
traffic along a narrow sidewalk,
the middle of which a line is
painted (the same applies to
Chancellor, which is still more
time inefficient).
Bicycles (especially the modern
10-speed variety) were made to be
used on roads, not sidewalks, and
band-aid solutions do little to
resolve this. This current situation
creates a disincentive to cycling
and increased attractiveness of
The third basic alternative,
public transportation, is the least
attractive, being very inconvenient, undependable, uncomfortable, slow and expensive
(the variable costs involved in
driving my 12-mile return trip are
half those of taking the bus).
Returning to politics, I contend
that automobiles have been
favored in almost every decision
related to transportation in the
University Endowment Lands. As
the trend toward increased motor
traffic became evident a few years
back, West Sixteenth (the cyclist's
suicide route) was pushed through
the forest, resulting in four main
arteries connecting the university
to Vancouver.
When bicycles became too much
of a hazard on the roads, they were
forced off, thus making driving
easier. Parking lots were expanded and the roads and speed
limits were maintained in almost
highway condition (with limits
ranging up to 50 mph, I believe).
It can be said that motorists are
currently in the majority but any
contention that the automobile
possesses superior economic
benefits to society is highly
debatable. In addition to being
wasteful of resources and largely
an inefficient means of travel in
the city, the automobile is
characterized by extreme
economic "externalities" in the
form of personal health hazards,
air and noise pollution, and
esthetic blight.
Politicians have made it
relatively easy to drive, difficult to
cycle. The solution does not lie in
building more bike routes, but in
consciously shifting this balance
back somewhat to the benefit of the
cyclist (and bus rider).
Closing the boulevard (or at least
the eastern end of it) to automobile
traffic altogether is a choice which
would have the greatest long-term
benefit. This action would be a
strong positive incentive inducing
individuals (including myself) to
give up their automobiles in favor
of the bicycle or a more efficient
public  transportation.
Jeff Grayston
commerce 4
Soroka fuss clarified
Having been asked by Allen Soroka to mediate in the recent contentions, and having had my role pointed out in the press, I would like to
make some clarifying remarks.
During the discussions, there came a point at which a resolution was
suggested. Administration president Doug Kenny stated his intention to
deplore Soroka's conduct at the Schwarz meeting and to let the matter
drop; Kenny further Stated that the reprimand might be made public.
I relayed Kenny's proposal to Soroka. Soroka seemed receptive to it at
the time and indicated that he understood the implications of it. In light of
this, as far as I can perceive, Doug Kenny's subsequent actions were in
complete accord with the proposal as I relayed it to Soroka.
George Hermanson
university chaplain Wednesday,   March   2,   1977
Page 5
Pres blocks moonlighting profs
Administration president Doug
Kenny clamped down Tuesday on
faculty consulting activities by
asking that all government
requests go through his office and
starting detailed inquiry into the
Kenny announced the actions in
a letter to education minister Pat
McGeer, who demanded Monday
statements from each of B.C.'s
three public universities regarding
outside jobs for university faculty
and staff.
McGeer's demand, sent by
telegram to the three university
presidents, came in the wake of
reports in the Vancouver Sun
alleging that engineering dean
Liam Finn made large amounts of
money from consulting while
continuing to collect his $50,000
UBC salary. The reports charged
that Finn used UBC personnel and
equipment for his outside work.
"I was not myself aware of the
magnitude of the outside employment described in the articles.
If the account given there is factually correct, the matter is a
serious one," said Kenny.
"Immediately after the appearance of the articles, I started a
detailed inquiry into the case in
"Outsideprofessional activity by
faculty members is often of substantial benefit to the university
SFU board postpones
fee decision until April
Canadian University Press
A decision on whether to increase tuition fees at Simon Fraser
University next fall was tabled
until April at the SFU board of
governors' meeting Tuesday night.
Earlier, Robert Lauer, student
society internal vice-president,
had written to Jewett asking that
any decision on fee increases be
deferred until the board's April
In the letter, written on behalf of
the student society executive,
Lauer said: "It is our understanding that a comprehensive
budget has not yet been prepared,
therefore there is no way of
determining the areas in which
cutbacks will be implemented.
"We therefore request that fee
increases be deferred until a
budget has been prepared and
distributed to all interested
members of the university community (students, faculty and
staff) so that their ideas and
suggestions can be considered by
the board of governors at its April
The board decided that the
university budget will be available
to all "constituent" groups including students and faculty.
Jewett announced that all
members of the university community will be asked to contribute
recommendations on,* budget
cutbacks and fee increases.
Jewett asked the vice-presidents
to prepare reports with suggested
budget economies in their
respective departments.
About 150 SFU students marched
into the board chambers just-
before the board was scheduled to
meet late Tuesday afternoon.
The board was to discuss increasing tuition fees during a
closed afternoon session and deal
with other business during an open
session later Tuesday.
About 30 of the 150 protestors
marched into SFU administration
president Pauline Jewett's office
and urged her to open the fee increase discussion to students.
When Jewett said the board had
to meet in closed session to discuss
faculty salaries, student society
president Ross Powell asked that
everything except the salary
discussions be held during open
Jewett then implied that
tuition fee increases would be
discussed in open dession, but the
protestors moved into the board
meeting room to await similar
assurances from board members.
The meeting was delayed, by
chairman Ray Parkinson's late
When Parkinson arrived, he
reiterated the need for a colsed
session to deal with Faculty
Association representatives, but
promised students that no
decisions on fee increases would be
made until the later open session.
Students asked that board
policy, which allows only elected
student representatives to speak
for students at meetings, be
relaxed to permit open discussion
of fee increases.
"I-can assure you we need all the
help we can get," Parkinson said,
before denying the request.
But Parkinson did agree to allow
as many students as wanted to
attend the evening session.
Usually, the only spectators
allowed at board meetings must
have one of 30 tickets distributed
before the meetings.
Students then left the administration building.
Board member Tony Gargrave
said the university was caught in a
political squeeze over which it had
no power, and expressed a fear
that should the board not increase
fees,the government would
abandon the university.
Student board representative
John Toor argued that SFU is no
longer an autonomous institution
but dictated to by the Universities
Council and the government.
He suggested the Universities
Council budget, which left SFU $10
million short of what it requested,
was the first step in a long process
in the decline of autonomy.
Some board members indicated
before the meeting that tuition fee
hikes were likely to pass at
Tuesday's meeting, but the surprise student protest at the afternoon's closed session as well as
several student presentations
during the evening session, are
attributed to the successful tabling
of the issue.
and the individual in terms of increased teaching and research
effectiveness. It has been clear to
me for some time, however, that
there is a need for a more detailed
and effective policy in this area.
"Together with the committee of
deans, I have been studying the
matter for some months and
propose to initiate a thoroughgoing
review and revision of our policy
and of the procedures needed to
ensure strict adherence to it.
"Meanwhile, I will continue to
review the total university
situation and rectify any abuses
which may be occuring under the
present policy."
Kenny said governments and
their agencies will have to cooperate with UBC in any new
policy because they are the main
outside employers of UBC faculty.
The provincial government had
only once consulted Kenny in
advence of using a faculty member
for outside work, he said.
"I would like to request that in
future government agencies should
address to the president requests
for the release of faculty members
of this university," said Kenny.
McGeer's telegram read: "I
would appreciate receiving by
return mail a statement of the
policies of your institution
regarding non-university
remuneration for faculty and staff
"This will be required to answer
any questions that may arise in the
legislature,"     McGeer     said.
"Please indicate the conditions for
private consultations, contracts for
services, business interests and
outside employment."
Attached to Kenny's letter was a
policy on supplementary income
approved by the committee of
deams in 1963, establishing that
faculty members taking a large job
must do so in consultation with his
or her department head or dean.
Also attached was a section of
the faculty handbook setting out
guidelines for outside work. One
section disassociates the university from contracts signed between
an individual and on outside
agency and stipulates that
university facilities not be used for
work under such contracts.
Other sections say UBC will not
allowits equipment or facilities for
commercial or consulting purposes
unless no equivalent equipment is
available commercially, or the use
is in the public interest.
Faculty association president
Leslie Crouch, a mineral
engineering professor, said
Tuesday a president's committee
has been examining the question of
outside faculty work.
"The policy here in the past has
been rather loose. No matter what
regulations you set up, there will
always be somebody abusing it.
"Thereshould be a more definite
policy," said Crouch. When told of
Kenny's request that all government jobs be routed through his
office, Crouch said, "I'd rather not
comment on that one."
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ANTI-TUITION    INCREASE   demonstrators   mass   atop   Sedgewick library  Tuesday   prior   to  march  on  administration  building.
Douglas College students to protest
Canadian University Press
Following the lead at Simon
Fraser University, the University
of B.C. and Vancouver City
College, Douglas College students
decided Friday to unanimously
protest tuition increases and
education cutbacks at a one day
class boycott and rally March 10.
College principal George Wootton
assured students last month that
tuition fee hikes at Douglas are
"unlikely" but a Feb. 25 meeting
with education minister Pat
McGeer revealed tuition increases
at colleges are a possibility.
At the meeting, McGeer told
representatives of B.C.'s community colleges that a mechanism
existed whereby tuition increases
would be more than matched by
government funds.
Douglas College student council
chairman said after the general
meeting, attended by about 120
students, that Douglas College is
"going to show the provincial
government that we're really
going to fight against all tuition
An organizing committee of nine
students will co-ordinate Douglas
College's involvement in the rally,
to be held at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre plaza in downtown Vancouver.
Meanwhile, the college received
authorization Thursday to spend
upto $47,000 on a cost estimate and
development plan for a permanent
campus in New Westminster.
Currently, the New Westminster
campus is a collection of temporary buildings near Queens
Park. The new campus site is
immediately south of the present
College official met with
education department officials last
week and plans for the college
scheduled to be completed in 1980,
were discussed. The land, bought
for the college from the city of New
Westminster by the provincial
government in 1974, is adjacent to
Queen's Park Hospital and the
Woodlands School and just north of
the B.C. Penitentiary.
College planning officer Hank
Naytor said the total cost of the
new campus, which will accommodate 3,000 full time
students, is about $15 million. Page 6
Wednesday,    March    2,    1977
MDPer against
The Georgia Strait faces the
possibility of massive
environmental disaster if the
proposed supertanker port at
Kitimat is built.
NDP MLA and environment
critic Bob Skelly speaks at noon
Thursday in SUB 215 about
environment issues in B.C. Skelly
also opposes the construction of
the Trident nuclear base in
Bangor, Wash.
Urban space
Ray Affleck, architect of
Montreal's Place Ville Marie and
Place Bonaventure will speak on
the architectural design of urban
space at 8 p.m. Thursday in
Buchanan 106.
UBC      photographic     society
exhibition,    daily    through   Friday,
SUB art gallery.
Marine ID course, 7 to 9 p.m., IRC
Lecture about equine medicine and
breeding    by    Dr.    John    Twldale,
noon, MacMillan 160.
Fellowship     meeting,    7:30    p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre lounge.
Testimony    meeting,    noon,    SUB
Weekly  club  meeting,   noon,   Buto
Guest     speaker     John     Hardy    on
pioneer camps, noon, Camps, noon,
Chem 250.
Today's meeting Is cancelled. Next
meeting March 17, IRC 1.
NDP   MLA   and  environment  critic
Bob    Skelly    speaks    about    B.C.
environment     Issues,     noon,    SUB
Seminar  by Jack Dull Is postponed
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Revue  and  discussion:  The Art of
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General   meeting,   noon,   SUB  215.
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Pre-register   by calling 734-1126.
Jean-Paul Pelletier and Suzanna
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They will say why they think the
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Students gather in board meeting
From page 1
entered the board meeting in the
building with the same demand but
were told to leave after 20 minutes
so the board could go into closed
The placard-carrying students
entered the board room at the end
of theopen part of the meeting, and
told the board of governors to send
the education budget back to
"We feel we have the right to
have a say in decisions which affect us,and we're here to tell you to
send it back to Victoria where it
belongs," rally co-ordinator Pam
Willis told the board.
Board chairman Thomas Dohm
told the group he agreed they
should be able to present their
views to the board and permitted
members of the group to speak.
Student speakers said the only
effective way to protest the shortfall in UBC's budget this year is to
send it back to Victoria for
"There's a great proportion of
students of UBC out there
demonstrating that they want it to
go back as a form of protest," said
Ken Moody, science 3.
When board members asked how
many people attended the rally,
they were told they could have
looked out the windows and seen
the crowd gathered there.
"We could hear you," Dohm
"The number may be small
compared to the number of
students at UBC, but there was no
rally opposing us and supporting
tuition fee increases," said
protestor Paul McWilliams.
"I'm here not simply to protest
tuition fee increases, but education
cutbacks, in teaching, or support
staff, or in any other area," he
Arts rep Dave Jiles told the
board the rally members were
acting in a responsible manner,
and the boardshould consider their
"We're asking how you should
finance education, and we say it's
not by continually raising tuition
fees," he said.
"The people here (aUhe rally)
havemade a commitment, that the
budget should be sent back, and if
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send it back to you without any
more money, then you should close
the place down."
Dohm refused to disclose the
board's plans about tuition fees.
"That is against our policy," he-
said. "I appreciate that you have
Student board representative
Moe Sihota told the board there
was a precedent for making the
decision on tuition fee increases in
the open rather than the closed
"Last month we discussed
residence rate increases  in the
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team that killed vaudeville
behaved responsibly, and now I
ask you to let us act responsibly by
making our decision."
"We know you (the board) can't
manufacture money," said rally
organizer Lake Sagaris.
"But this government says it is
committed to accessibility to
education. It has a student aid plan
and a government job program for
students which it says are designed
to reduce financial barriers to
' 'It says this but at the same time
it is making education less and less
available to middle and low income
Sagaris said students and their
parents pay for education through
income and sales taxes, as well as
tuition fees.
"Why should we pay three
times?" she asked.
"Decisions affecting education
policy should be made in the open,
not behind closed doors in
backrooms," Sagaris said.
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open part of the meeting," he said.
"This is a similar decision affecting students, and I would like to
suggest we discuss this openly and
But other members did not agree
with Sihota.
"I don't think we can discuss
anything in this atmosphere of
pressure," said economics
professor Gideon Rosenbluth.
Board member Pearley
Brissenden agreed.
"We are not only discussing
tuition fees, but also the amount of
money that is available and how it
is best spent," he said.
"Wecannot discuss it objectively
in this atmosphere."
"We appreciate the comments of
this group, but it is difficult to
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discuss in this atmosphere," UBC
chancellor Donovan Miller said.
Ken Andrews, president of the
UBC local of the Canadian Union of
Public Employees, agreed with
"I would tend to vote the same
way whether the meeting was open
or closed," he said.
But Dohm said the meeting
would continue behind closed
"You must trust us to be as
responsible in making our decision
as you were in your presentation,"
he said.
"I just don't believe this," said
Michael Gibbs, arts 4.
"I'm cold, and tired and hungry,
and I made a personal sacrifice
and a sacrifice for the students at
this university.
, "This is just unreal," said Gibbs
"It's not that we don't trust you,
it's just that we want to have some
inkling of the arguments you'll use
for and against raising fees.
Dohm told protestors they had
had their opportunity to speak to
the board, and asked them to
Alma Mater Society president
Dave Theessen called the rally an
outstanding success.
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"I think we got the point across
about just how serious we are.
Kenny, the administration and the
government have to realize that
once this thing starts it's going to
blow up on them if they don't act.
"The biggest thing we had to
fight when organizing this rally
was the feeling of helplessness
most students had. We have
overcome that — from here we go
to the government."
Rally organizer Randy Trinkle
congratulated the demonstrators
for acting responsibly.
"The vast majority were acting
in a very responsible manner," he
He said the rally set the pace for
the B.C. Students Federation
March 10 rally against education
"Students here have something
to be proud of. The administration
will now realize that if this kind of
pressure can be mounted in two
weeks, we can make a much more
concerted protest later."
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Wednesday,   March    2,    1977
Rally sparks mixed student reaction
Students at Tuesday's rally said
they hope the protest will help the
fight against proposed tuition fee
increases but doubt that it will
have much effect.
The mood of many students at
the rally was that while the protest
probably wouldn't effect the increases, it couldn't hurt.
Several students suggested more
rallies and letter writing campaigns in the near future would
keep pressure on the provincial
government and education
minister Pat McGeer to reconsider
the increases.
But many students said they feel
powerless fighting against the UBC
administration and the government.
A number of students at the rally
were there more as spectators than
as participants and seemed
amazed at the sight of an actual
protest at UBC.
About 50 per cent of the students
interviewed at the rally expressed
doubts about its effect.
"There's not much you can do. I
don't think the government will
change anything," said Fred
Thornhill, arts 1.
Heather Robertson, rehab
medicine 2, said more protests
have to be held to produce any
"I think a consistent show of
solidarity is necessary and a one
shot deal won't work."
Ray Lindroos, arts 3, said the
rally should have some effect on
the government.
"I think this is going to do a little
but we should keep up the
"Well, it at least shows we're
concerned," said Maureen Mar-
tiniuk, arts 2. Martiniuk suggested
hanging McGeer would have been
a more effective protest.
Murray Willing, science 2, said
he expects to find it harder to
return to UBC next year if tuition
fees increase.
"We're kind of powerless against
these people. But I know I'm going
to have to work a lot harder this
Heather Soules, music 3, said she
hopes the protest will have some
effect on the government.
"If the legislators pay any attention to the people who elect
them it should," she said.
"I'm not sure I can come back to
school next year," Soules said.
Some students were protesting
against the size of the increases
rather than the tuition increase
"I think actually the thing I'm
against is that the increase is so
big," said Tom Koven, music 4.
Ted Murchison, commerce 2,
also said he was upset at the size of
the fee increase.
"I feel we should have the increase but a minimal increase," he
said. Murchison said he doesn't
want to see the quality of education
at UBC cutback.
Students said the rally was a
good starting point for protesting
tuition increases.
"I think it's getting people more
interested. I think the best thing is
showing participation like this,"
said Sandy Ockenden, science 3.
Rory O'Brien, arts 2, suggested
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— doug field photo
burning a few effigies would have
helped the rally.
Milton Williams, physical
education 2, criticized the
organization of the rally.
"I don't see what singing is going
to do about tuition fees," he said.
Bryce Jeffery, arts 4, also said
the rally had its faults.
"I think the turnout is disappointing and the timing is poor. A
lot of the blame may be going to the
board of governors but the
provincial government sets the
limits," he said.
John Scott, engineering 2, said a
student aid program should take
care of any tuition increases.
"The thing about the fee business
is that some people can't afford to
come and these people should be
aided. But those who can afford it
should pay. They shouldn't cut
back on education," he said.
The feeling of most students was
summed up in the reply of Bill
Cochlan, science 3, to the question
of whether the rally would have
any effect on the tuition increase.
"I doubt it. I hope so but I doubt
it," he said.
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UBC's price list
Here's the tuition fees the board voted for next year, with this
year's tuition fees alongside. The Anti-Inflation Board doesn't enter
into it, natch.                                                    CURRENT NEXT
Agriculture $440 $572
Architecture and engineering 522 680
Nursing: first, second and third years 428 536
Fourth year 380 475
Arts, home economics and social work 428 536
Librarianship 474        , 618
Music 544 680
Commerce and business administration:
First year 428 558
Other years 506 658
Dentistry 644 838
Dental hygiene                                                    506 658
Education                                                                428 536
Physical education and recreation                     428 558
Forestry                                                               506 658
Law                                                                      506 658
Medicine                                                              644 838
Rehabilitation medicine:
Second and third year                                    428 558
Fourth year                                                     380 494
Pharmaceutical sciences: first year                    428 558
Other years                                                      506 658
.Science                                                                 428 536,
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