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The Ubyssey Sep 15, 1989

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 the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Friday September 15,1989
Vol. 72, No. 3
Fire sparks
by Rick Hiebert
and Joe Altwasser
The debate over the UBC Real Estate
Corporation's (UBCREC) condominium
project heated up following a fire Tuesday
night that seriously damaged a trailer at
the UBCREC construction site and a protest yesterday.
The fire destroyed the contents of the
trailer, including a three dimensional
model ofthe proposed Wesbrook and 16th
condominium project.
The University Endowment Lands
(UEL), RCMP and the UEL Fire Department suspect arson and have launched an
investigation into the fire which caused
nearly $70,000 in damage according to
UBCREC president Mark Betteridge.
"Only the inside surfaces of the trailer
were destroyed. It will be rebuilt," said
Betteridge. "The most important thing destroyed was the model because it was the
focus of debate. People would stand around
the model and discuss its merits and now
that we can't do that well only be able to use
photos. The forum for debate has been
Betteridge said UBCREC would "certainly pursue charges" if the RCMP finds a
viable suspect responsible for the fire.
The fire affected yesterday's demonstration against the rental housing project.
Around fifty people protested against
UBCREC and all speakers disavowed responsibility for or support of burning the
UBCREC trailer.
"The Alma Mater Society is united in
being against the development, but we are
opposed to any violent or destructive actions such as the fire at the UBCREC information center," said AMS Director of External Affairs Vanessa Geary.
Geary said the university had gone
ahead with the project without consulting
the outside community but "the university
is yours according to the 75th anniversary
"No money will be going into student
housing for five years, but people are sleeping in their cars now," she said.
Geary asked UBCREC to halt development ofthe project until "more discussion
has taken place."
NDP MLA for Point Grey Darlene
Marzari also spoke at the protest. She
blamed the provincial government for forcing UBC to build condos to raise money.
"UBC has been a sacrificial lamb, but it
did have a choice on how to handle its development. It has chosen not to be a good
neighbor. It has chosen to start cutting on
the Labour Day weekend. It has chosen to
call the MLA's and give them 24 hours
advance notice," she said.
"I'm suspicious that the developer's
tactics that are being used here will be used
on the Jericho developments and elsewhere
in Vancouver."
Betteridge said he was surprised that
organizations like the West Point Grey
Residents Association were arguing for
protection of the Point Grey environment
and social housing. "Well, if you're going to
build housing, you can't have trees so I can't
see how serious that concern is. The point is
that this project is for additional funding for
the university."
"Nobody disputes that we need student
housing," said Betteridge who said students today could do what he did when he
went to UBC "about ten years ago" and
share houses and suites.
"I don't really see where we're in conflict with some of the concerns that were
raised " he said.
Tree nearly hits Ubyssey photographer David Loh in controversial development area, 16th & Westbrook.
AMS loans to needy students
by Steve Conrad
The Alma Mater Society will make
$10,000 in emergency funds available to
students who have experienced delays in
student loans.
The AMS council agreed on Wednesday
night to make the money available to alleviate the difficulties faced by students unable
to meet the September 26 deadline for payment of their first installment on tuition
"The bureaucracy and inflexibility of
the awards office is exemplified by the fact
that student council has to set up this fund,"
said Tim Bird, student representative on
the board of governors.
The AMS loan program, however, has
already come under criticism.
Commerce president Mark Brown expressed concerns that such a hastily prepared measure would open the door to
abuse because the AMS lacks the means to
verify which students are in genuine need of
assistance and which will be able to repay
the loan.
Bird said it was unlikely the devious-
minded elements in the student body would
consider it worth the trouble of scamming
the system since he expects most of the
loans to be in the $300-400 range.
He added, however, that should such
abuse occur it would "sabotage a system
with really great intentions."
Money for the loans will come from
interest accruing in the $250,000 AMS student bursary fund.
The $25,000 of interest from this fund
will be used for bursaries to be distributed
through the awards office in February.
Director of administration Andrew
Hicks objects to the AMS loan project,
which he sees as "a very sneaky way of
getting around our financial regulations."
He agreed with the principle of providing assistance to truly needy students, but
he expressed concern that the action could
pave the way for future appropriation of
funds by council.
Bird found no problem with allocating
bursary funds to temporary loans as the
money is still being used in accordance with
its intended purpose of helping students in
financial difficulties.
The loans will be administered by a
four-member commission consisting ofthe
AMS president, the director of finance, the
business manager and the director of external affairs who which will assess each case
on an individual basis.
According to AMS president Mike Lee,
the AMS itself is quite "well off" and these
loans are an opportunity to show that council is sensitive to the needs of students.
Students must repay the loan by
January 1.
Bill C-33 cuts from student funds
by Chris Lawson
Canadian University Press
OTTAWA (CUP) — It seems like an innocuous adjustment in a complicated mathematical formula.
But a new bill, which cuts federal payments to the provinces for social programs,
will have devastating effects on health care
and post-secondary education, critics say.
Still in the early stages of becoming law,
Bill C-33 will reduce the growth rate for
transfer payments to the provinces under
the Established Programs Financing program (EPF) by one per cent. It would be in
effect for 1990/91.
Wilson told parliament in April that the
reduced growth rate would cut $200 million
in 1991 alone from the paym.nt program,
which will transfer $34 billion to the provinces this year.
Because the EPF represents 23 per cent
of all federal spending, Wilson argued, it
had to be cut back as part of the conservative deficit-cutting program.
The bill has been condemned by teacher,
student and health care groups.
Canadian Federation of .Students (CFS)
researcher Mike Old says C-33 will mean
$900 million less in federal payments for
post-secondary education between 1991
and 1995.
Ministry of finance officials point out
that although federal spending will be reduced, it will not fall below the rate of
inflation, and extra payments to poorer
provinces will continue.
Critics are quick to point out that C-33 is
not the first cutback in federal transfer
payments. In 1984, the liberal government
limited growth in transfer payments as part
of it's '6 and 5' restraint program.
The Conservatives' C-96, introduced in
1986, reduced the growth rate by two per
Old says between C-96 and C-33, the
total loss to post-secondary education funding will be $6.8 billion by 1995.
"Some provinces will be unwilling, and
others just aren't able to make up that kind
of difference," says CFS chair Jane Arnold.
"The burden is going to be shifted to students, and students just can't take anymore."
"This shows to students, and especially
people who want to be students that the
government's commitment to post-secondary education is not real," she says.
"You have to wonder what the feds are
doing when Mulroney makes these comments about how education and research
are meant to be priorities, and then they
turn around and announce these cutbacks."
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Free Jive Class, noon, SUB Ballroom.
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Jam night/beer garden. 11:30 am
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Speaker, music and discussion on
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The Alma Mater Society has set up a $10,000
emergency loan fund
for students who have
been unable to pay
their tuition fees.
For more information
contact AMS President
Mike Lee in SUB 256 or
Vanessa Geary, AMS
External Affairs Coordinator, Rm. 250
"Walk for the Environment" Sept. 16
This walk is an opportunity to show we care
about our threatened
planet and to learn
practical ways to heal &
protect it.
Start: Kits Beach, noon
Finish Queen Elizabeth Park
Wing Ping
Mon-Sat 2-6
Sun 2 - Midnight
4397 W.IOth Ave.
1439 Kingsway
Vancouver 874-4573
September 15, 1989 mm
UBC forestry breaking ground
by: Mark Nielsen
A UBC faculty of forestry
team is starting to make headway
in finding out why up to 80 percent
of seedlings planted in some
clearcut logging areas die.
According to their research
conducted so far, much ofthe problem springs from storage methods
leading up to plantation, and their
effects on the seedling root structures.
According to group member
Edith Camm the cold storage
method of preserving the seedlings could be a major factor in
their failure.
Storing three groups of seedlings, at temperatures of three,
seven, and eleven degrees Celsius,
the project found that root growth
of seedlings stored at the warmest
temperature faired best.
As well, after five months of
storage the rate of root growth for
all the seedlings began to drop
In another project the group,
named Western Forest Regeneration Group (WESTFORR), the effects of circadian rhythms are
being investigated.
According to group leader
Denis Lavender, there is some
evidence that seedlings exposed to
an an artificial day and night created with timed lights experience
more vigorous growth.
A lack of a day and night is
similar to the effects of jet lag. "If
you go from one place to another—
like to Europe and back—you're
going to feel tired because your
body is still adjusting to when
night and day come about," said
However for some strains,
such as Douglas Fir, the changes
have been minimal Lavender said.
In contrast, certain types of
naturally growing soil bacteria
has produced massive improve-
mentsin root size and surface area
under lab conditions.
The next step is to see how
these soil coverings perform in the
field, Chris Chanway, project
leader said.
"The attractive feature is that
it's alive, so in theory it could keep
on doing the same thing year after
year," he said.
"In reality, I would hope it
would be effective in at the least
the first several months when you
have to get good root growth."
And considering it's illegal to
use artificial fertilizers in replanting areas, Chanway says the bacteria could make an effective substitute.
The impact of the group,
backed by a $300,000 annual
grant from the B.C. government,
could be enormous especially in
areas around Prince George and
Fort St. Johns where the success of
forest regeneration is low.
Musqueam Band
elects new chief
by Joe Altwasser
Wendy Grant was elected
new chief of the Musqueam
Indian Band in Southlands in
an upset election held September 11 that saw the defeat
of old-guard representative
Delbert Guerin.
Grant won in a convincing fashion, collecting just
over 60 per cent of the votes
cast to become the elected
chief for the second time in
two years.
Grant was forced to step
down in her previous term
because of internal band
The campaign was unusual according Gail Sparrow, Grant's campaign manager, because it was much
more political with signs on
lawns and frequent neighborhood campaign posters. Also,
Grant ran on a ticket with Joe
Becker, who was also elected
to Musqueam Band council.
The  council consists of
eight council members and
one chief.
Council member Becker
agrees the campaign was unusual, "For years we never
actively campaigned. Most
times it was a popularity contest. Now we are going to try
and elect the most knowledgeable, particularly about
things like economic development."
"Both (Grant and Becker)
had strong positions on economic development, fishing,
land claims, and housing,"
said Sparrow.
"They are both very progressive and want to work
under the mandate of the
people. Wendy hopes to let the
people participate more in the
decision making process," she
Grant's first priority
when she returns from Hull in
two weeks is the band administration, business, and land
claims, said Sparrow.
The water rushes forth like lava down into the dark, dank pool below,
which ripples with ecstasy upon receiving the blessed downpour.
Deep within the depths of the pool, slimy creatures writhe and wallow
upon the muddy floor, where they feed upon fleshy plants
and amorphous gelatins. Yum.
GVRD to regulate Wreck Beach
By Katherine Vogt
Wreck Beach regulars
clashed with the Greater Vancouver Regional District on Wednesday night over proposed new regulations for the beach that would
see licenses for vendors and a
continual GVRD security patrol of
the area.
Bob Gibson, Administrator of
Parks for the GVRD, called the
meeting to brief users on the upcoming changes and to gather
input before the new rules are put
into place.
According to Gibson, the new
rules were implemented mainly
because the GVRD wants to protect itself now that it has acquired
legal jurisdiction over the area and
is now liable.
Since taking over the beach
last April, the GVRD has been
attempting to manage the beach
without any funding. The only
noticeable sign of their presence
has been the new outhouse at the
top of trail six.
But Gibson said this is changing, "Next year we will be budgeting, we will have money to spend,
and we intend at that point to start
having more of a presence."
All food sold on the beach is to
come under Health Department
guidelines, outhouses will be built
and maintained, continued patrol
of the area will commence and
alcohol and drug sales obviously
will not be overlooked by GVRD
staff said Gibson.
Also, permanent vending
stalls, a freshwater delivery system, and fire protection measures
are being considered.
Gibson also raised a controversial proposal to license all
beach vendors, including hawkers
of T-shirts, jewelry and massage
One     vendor     disagreed
strongly with the proposal. "This
is the only place in the whole goddamned country that has free
enterprise and we're looking at
stopping that."
But Judy Williams, head of
the Wreck Beach Preservation
Society, is in favour ofthe licensing system. The only alternative
to licensing is an absolute shutdown of all market activities she
"This is really above and beyond the call of duty, that they (the
GVRD) would come out after
working hours and meet with us."
Richard McWhinney, also of
the W.B.P.S., said his organization might be the best vehicle
known to operate the beach and
that maybe the GVRD would consider privatizing the beach on a
lease scenario.
McWhinney also hopes his
society would have a larger role :in
future decisions concerning Wreck
Gibson promised, "We're not
intending to change the format or
character ofthe beach in anyway.
We don't want to take on anything
we don't have to. Let's face it, we
realize that to tightly regulate the
beach would be impossible."
September 15,1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 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?"
SRC: The Student Recreation Centre
Phase One of Construction
Dance/Martial Arts Spaces
Club Offices
Intramural Sports Offices
Lounges and Seating Areas
Modern Locker Rooms
Pedestrian Plaza
Rooftop Gardens
The following areas could be used to
expand the Centre and to provide other
student services.
Future Expansions
Future Construction Options
upgrading and lighting
of Mclnnes Field
underground expansion to SUB,
the Aquatic Centre,
and War Memorial Gym
vertical expansion of the Centre
using the rooftop garden areas
enlargement of locker rooms to
accomodate increased activity in
the Centre and on Mclnnes Field
AU registered UBC students
are encouraged to vote in this referendum.
Polling stations will be located throughout the campus.
Vote September 25th - 29th
September 15, 1989 NEWS
No room for babies
By Heather Logie and
Franka Cordua-von Specht
Though UBC daycare is moving into their new facilities, and
abandoning the condemned army
huts which have been their home
for the past 20 years, space problems still linger.
There are long waitinglists for
every age group, but there is a crisis for infant and toddler care, said
Mab Oloman, UBC's Director of
Child Care Services.
"There were 27 people—23 of
whom were student parents—on
September's waiting list for the
infant center, and none of them got
in," said Oloman.
The crisis does not result from
the move to the new facilities,
which has the same capacity as the
army huts—275 full-time spaces.
Rather, Oloman attributes the
space shortage to the "mini baby
boom" that Vancouver is experiencing at present.
Also, infant and toddler care is
costlier because they require more
staff supervision, said Oloman. For
children under three, one staffer is
needed for every four children, and
group size cannot exceed twelve.
For children over three, only one
staffer is needed for every eight
children and group size is 25.
UBC daycare only has one infant center, compared to three toddler centers and three centers for
children between the ages of three
and five.
"It is becoming necessary for
people to plan around child care,"
she said.
Oloman recommends that parents apply early for UBC daycare,
at conception for infants, and one
year in advance for their toddlers
to ensure that their children get
in. The application serves as a
waiting list: the longer it is on file,
the more chance it has of being
"Applying to us binds them
[the parents] to nothing, commits
them to nothing and costs them
nothing," Oloman said.
The two alternatives to licensed daycare service like UBC's
are licensed family daycare off
campus and informal child care
arrangements through care givers
in family housing.
Yet, Oloman says there is
little infant care available inside
and outside UBC, and the parents
she has to turn away are angry,
frustrated and worried.
"They can save a lot of heartache by planning ahead."
UBC to lose landmark
By Kris Obertas
Construction of a new building on the Main Mall site currently
occupied by The Bus Stop coffee
shop and the Old Bookstore Computing Center is slated to begin as
early as next year, according to
Bruce Gellatly, UBC vice-president of administration and finance.
The new $6.9 million structure, to be called the David Lam
Management Research Center,
will serve two purposes, said Gellatly. "It'll have the David Lam
Management Research Library
and the David Lam Management
Research Center."
The Bus Stop coffee shop will
also be incorporated into the new
structure. But Gellatly doubted it
would have the same name.
Suzanne Poohkay, Development Manager for Campus Planning and Development Office said,
"The Bus Stop is an emotional and
valuable contributor to campus
life. It's very important. We didn't
want to lose that. It's been included basically in the same place
it (is now). What they have now on
the site will be repeated."
Funding for the building
comes from UBC's $132 million
fundraising campaign launched
last spring.
The schematic design or functional planning and layouts by
CJP Architects of New Westminster are nearing completion, according to Poohkay.
"We've been going back and
forth all summer and we've come
up with a design we're quite
pleased with," said Poohkay.
The building will have approximately 43,000 square feet of
floor space on a maximum of four
stories and will be structurally
connected to the existing Henry
Angus (Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration) building, said Poohkay.
"(The architects) have been
challenged by constraints which
have to be viewed as potentials or
opportunities," said Poohkay. The
location ofthe site and the connection to the existing Henry Angus
structure pose design problems
that could reduce or diminish the
building, she said, but "we try to
view (the constraints) as enhancements."
"We want to consider how (the
building) sits on campus and the
presentation and image it offers to
Main Mall. That's very important," said Poohkay.
The main objective of the
building is to provide an information source for the academic and
business community. A secondary
objective is visibility of the Management Research Center and its
The project's current schedule
will see the buil ding go to tender in
1990 and have construction begin
in 1990 or 1991 with completion in
1993 or 1994, said Gellatly.
AMS erases sexism from code
by Ted Ing
At the Alma Mater Society
student council meeting last
Wednesday, council voted to
eradicate the use of masculine
terms such as "he" and "him" when
referring to a person of no specific
gender in AMS documents, which
includes the AMS Code of Procedure.
Previously, AMS documents
were written with a male bias. The
AMS Code of Procedure, however,
included a disclaimer which read
"words imparting the masculine
gender shall include the feminine
According to Andrew Hicks,
Director of Administration, reprinting the bylaws will cost an
estimated $50 per person on council.
But Joanna Harrington, representative of the Arts Undergraduate Society on Council, insisted that there would be no additional costs associated with the
new non-gender specific language
because the bylaws would have to
be updated and printed anyway.
Harrington says the use of
him to mean him or her is like
using the word cat to represent
both cat and dog.
Vanessa Geary, AMS Student
Affairs Coordinator, proposed the
revision. "It was brought up be
cause the language used within
the Codes and Bylaws, which is
the law of the AMS at UBC was
completely in male-bias language
and therefore alienated, excluded
and discriminated against the
female population at UBC," she
Arts Representative Donovan
Keuhn said, "I think (this ammendment) will have a positive
effect. It will show that we...don't
automatically assume that any
person coming to the Society or
running for the Society is a male."
"Eliminating the gender bias
will make people feel like people
and not like males and females,"
Keuhn said.
Student Recreation Centre
September 25 to September 29 J#89
Place an "X" or"/" in the box of your choice.
Are you in favour of continuing the $30 annual fee that has been
added to your AMS fees for the construction and operation of the
student Recreation Centre on Mclnnes Field next to SUB?
Bzzr Garden
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Rock Bottom Prices
Great Door Prizes
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Everyone Welcome
The University of British Columbia
by Anton Chekov
Directed by Charles Siegel
September 13 - 23
Curtain 8:00
'89 - '90 Series of Four Plays ($20)
Sept 13-23
Oct 18 - 28
The Mistakes Of A Night
Nov 15 - 25
Mar 7-17
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September 15,1989
THE UBYSSEY/5 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?"
PrpppMd Fari-l-lci
Multi-use Gymnasium/Sports Hall
The Multi-use Gymnasium/Sports Hall will have three playing
areas. Each area can be used for volleyball, tennis or basketball.
Each playing area can also be used for four badminton courts, or
alternatively two areas for martial arts activities or a permutation
of these uses. Collectively, the three playing areas are in a single
high ceiling (8 metres/26 feet) hall with appropriate lighting and
ventilation. The floor will be sprung. The net assignable area will
include an allowance for people (including those in wheelchaire)
waiting to get on to a court.
Martial Arts Activity Room
The Martial Arts Room will be accommodated in a low-ceiling space,
which could be used for other activities r combined with the Dance
Activity space. The space will allow for a square contest area with
a safety strip around the playing area. The safety area will be
shared by judges and officials or people awaiting access. Martial
arts activities can also function in the Multi-use Gymnasium. The
floor will be sprung.
Dance Activity Room
The Dance Activity Room can be used for dance of all forms. The
room will have the same low ceiling heigh tas the Martial Arts Room.
Appropriate variable height wall bars will be placed around the
room. The room will have wall mirrors and a sprung floor.
Space for AMS Clubs
There will bo space provided for 15 new offices and additional
storage areas. Each office will be similar in size to the offices in the
Student Union Building.
Intramural Sports Offices and Meeting Spaces
Space will be provided to allow the UBC Intramural Sports program
to expand to its fullest potential.
Storage associated with both day to day events in the facility and
AMS clubs.
Concourses, Walkways and Decks
The architectural design includes concourses overlooking the activity
and gym areas, walkways linking the Student Union Building,
Aquatic Centre and the War Memorial Gymnasium, and decks and
seating areas. The design should explore opportunities for lounges
and common areas.
Management and Operations of the S.R.C.
Operational Responsibilities
The University will be responsible for all operation costs associated
with Centre, its staff and the general maintenance. Both the
University and the AMS may suggest new phases of construction.
These new components ofthe facility will be owned and operated by
the University, in accordance with the management arrangements,
including the payment of operating costs.
Management Advisory Committee
A Committee will be established to advise the Office ofthe President
on all matters of the S.R.C. maintenance, operation and bookings
policy. The Management Advisory Com mittee will alsobe responsible
for overseeing the maintenance, operations and bookings ofMcInnes
Field. The Manager will be responsible for all daily operational
aspects of the Centre and will be a resource member of the
Management Advisory Committee. The Committee will have six
voting members with equal representation 'rom the University and
the Alma Mater Society.
The Facilities Allocation Committee
The Management Advisory Committee will establish a Facilities
Allocation Committee. The Facilities Allocation Committee will
work within a general framework for the Student Recreation Centre
and the Mclnnes Field usage. The Facilities Allocation Committee
will have six voting student members and four non-voting members
from the AMS and UBC.
All registered UBC students
are encouraged to vote in this referendum
Polling stations will be located throughout the campua
Vote September 25th - 29th
September 15,1989 NEWS
Students debate cookies
by Sandy Bucifal and Wendy Shin
While leaving Blue Chip Cookies
with coffee and cookies in hand,
some students were asked which
cookie they thought tasted better,
Duke's or Blue Chip? Here are
their replies:
"Blue Chip coffee is better.   The
whole top is not covered in chocolate."      Carmen, Science 2.
"Liked Duke's. Fresher cookies."
John, PhysEd 2.
"I just liked the idea of Duke's"
Mark, Arts 3.
"Duke's cookies are better. Blue
Chip's are dry, not as fresh. AMS
has a monopoly of power over the
student body." Shashi, Graduate
Studies, Arts.
"I like Duke's because I object to
Alcohol Abuse causes
accidents and arrests
All university emergency
services were kept busy this past
weekend helping students who
had overindulged in alcohol. The
Fire Department and an ambulance transported two unconscious Totem Park residents with
alcohol poisoning to University
Another resident with cuts
to the head resulting from a fall
while intoxicated was also escorted to the hospital. A response
also had to be made by the Fire
Department to Totem Park for
two false alarms in this same
The RCMP arrested one
male student who had gotten
drunk at the rugby dance at the
SUB for being drunk in a public
Totem Residence
Advisors Assaulted
Police are investigating a
disturbance that took place in
Salish House early Sunday morn-
the tyranny of the AMS."   Herb,
Graduate Studies, Arts.
"Blue Chip has better coffee, they
give   you   more   whip   cream."
Christina, Arts 2.
"I liked the variety that Duke's
had.  They  were  always   warm,
more fresh." Lisa, Science 4.
"Duke's cookies had more flavour.
Police briefs
ing, on September 3. Several
people were found drinking in the
hallway by a resident advisor.
When the advisor requested that
they take the alcohol into a room a
male member ofthe group became
uncooperative and grabbed the
advisor by the throat. A second
advisor attempted to intervene
and was hit in the face by the male.
The male became very abusive,
but eventually left. However, a
door window was broken during
his departure.
Student housing has since
given eviction notice to the male
from his campus residency.
Suspect Apprehended
After False Alarm at
UBC Hospital
On Sunday, around 8:00 am a
fire alarm sounded at University
Hospital. Security guards spotted
an intruder on the third floor, who
upon discovery discharged a fire
extinguisher towards the guards.
The suspect was later apprehended by the police after he had
broken into a vehicle parked in the
Health Sciences Parkade. The in-
Their chocolate was better." Mary
Lou,  Graduate  Studies,  Health
Care and Epidemology.
"Duke's was better and cheaper/
Eileen, Arts 3.
"The cookie seems dryer on the
outside and greasy at the center.
Blue Chip is graphically pleasing/
Tim, Arts 2.
"...no, no difference." anonymous,
Education 1.
"Just as good." Geoffrey, Arts 4.
"These are better...put more smar-
ties." Joanie, Arts 2.
"I like their (Blue Chip) coffee
better...cookies   are   sometimes
hard." Maria, Science 4.
"These are okay but I like Duke's
better." Nicole, Science 5.
vestigation has been forwarded to
the Crown's Office.
Fires Set Near SUB
Around 9:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, the U.E.L. Fire
Department responded to two
fires burning in garbage containers outside SUB. Ifyou have any
information as to who may be responsible for setting these fires,
please contact the university
Thefts On Campus
Stolen sometime during the
first week of school was a white
lettered cedar sign that said "Private Residence." This sign was
taken from outside the university
president's residence (Norman
McKenzie House) located on
N.W. Marine Drive.
Between 11:00-12:00 am on
Saturday, Sept. 9th a student left
his briefcase unattended while
looking for a book at the Sedgewick Library. When he returned
the briefcase was gone. Inside the
briefcase was a lap top computer,
printer and other items, totalling
around $5,000.
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Hillel  Highlights
Hillel's Famous
Hot Lunch
Free for all 1 st Year !
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 12:30 PM
Jewish Discussion Group        Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12:30 PM
Hebrew Classes
Israeli Dancing
Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:30 PM
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Poll Clerks Needed to Staff
Polling Stations During
Referendum. Make Extra
Money For Yourself or Your
Club. $4.00/Hr, Flexible Hours.
Sign Up In SUB Rm 246.
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Student Administrative Commission
September 15,1989
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" Frame by frame, the most beautiful film
to ever come out of Canada."
Louis B. Hobson, CALGARY SUN
" A stunning film."
Peter Gzowski, CBC RADIO
Warm and funny, it's a winner with a plucky heroine, an
irresistible story and a strong sense of place."
Valerie Gregory, EDMONTON SUN
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swearing and
Post yuppies talk back
by Harold Gravelsins
At last, a play signalling
that baby boomers and
their preoccupations are finally
being pushed aside by a younger
Side Effects speaks directly
to those of us whose musical accompaniment to hitting puberty
included Zep's "Whole Lotta
Love" and Deep Purple's "Space
Jeff, Steve and Crocker, now
in their mid-twenties, have been
friends since high school. They
share an apartment with terrain
featuring milk crates, tacky furniture, dirty socks and loads of
empty beer bottles. This is a universe that revolves around alcohol and cannabis.
Enter Kelly, Jeffs girlfriend
for the last six years. She
figures there's more to life than
partying, and wants their relationship "to start moving ahead."
She wants Jeff to leave the
buzzed-out bliss that seems to be
a total way of life for himself and
Crocker. Steve is well on his way
out from this head space. The
work he puts in towards a
professional accounting designation limits his availability and
willingness to party.
The production hits home
and explores effectively the
values and perceptions that
colour the transition being faced
by the post-baby boomer generation. Their adolescent notions of
fulfillment developed in the
shadow of hippie liberation,
centres largely on over-indulgence in alcohol, drugs, and loud
music and on sexual pretentiousness.
The ideal of partying and the
conformism associated with it
have started to break down under
the pressures of the achievement-
oriented yuppie labour market
and the ill-effects of substance
Crocker's character displays
the moral degeneration ofthe 25-
year-old who cannot escape the
time warp of his late 'teens. Kelly
threatens the intoxicated solidarity he shares with Jeff, and he
responds with abuse and intolerance. In the course ofthe few
years since high school graduation, by staying the same he has
gone from cool dude to becoming a
vulgar, sexist reactionary.
Meanwhile, Steve has started
to assimilate the 1980's ideology
of crass self-marketing into his
thinking. For him, relationships
are investments from which future benefits can be expected. He
makes a move on Kelly, telling
her to think of changing partners
as a promotion. His cultivation of
sleaziness and his professional
aspirations are mutually reinforcing.
The dialogue in Side Effects,
written by local author Neil
Corbett, is realistic and effective.
Recurring speech patterns are
the expression "you know", a continual flow of genital-based
insults, extended sequences of
swearing, and a feigned indolent
manner of speaking. It is only
when the actors stumble in their
delivery that we know they are
drawing from linguistic artifacts
rather than their own everyday
speech. The performances are
convincing. Dean Scott as
Crocker merits special mention
for a performance that stirs the
animosity of the audience.
Rude Works gives us relevance in the extreme. Their Side
Effects is an unexpected highlight in a festival dedicated to
new theatre.
The show runs from September 15-17 at 2:00 p.m. in the
Grunt Gallery.
Puzzling trout in a peculiar place
by Brian Holm
The ad in the Fringe Guide
for Jojoka has a picture of
a woman wearing a fish. Standing in line for the show, two men
discuss what type offish it is. "It
can't be a trout," says one. "It's
too large."
"I don't think it's a spawning
salmon," says the other. "It's not
The show begins with a musician on the stage fidgeting with
several banks of keyboards. The
lights dim—he plays
some music. The main performer
enters—serious. She recites a
story about a voice from beyond
the grave.
The voice speaks of green,
red and blue lights. As the main
performer speaks, secondary performers move about the stage as
if lost. Three colored spot lights
appear and secondary performers experiment with stepping in
and out ofthe colored lights.
In the next act, the main
performer sings a song in
Japanese as a video of moons
and timber wolves manifests
itself. She then speaks of a man
who operated a switch on a rail
line. The video shows negatives
of train tracks and train wheels.
In the foreground a secondary
performer, with much strength
and grace, sweeps a great
white flag around him in sharp
frightening arcs.
The main performer climbs
into and out of a human sized
bird cage. She does this several
times while telling a few stories,
including one about Helen of
Troy making love to the Phoenix
while Greek and Trojan soldiers
fight. The video shows a pair of
carefully treacling feet. The
muscian plays a long and
technically intricate piece of
music on an electric piano,
accompanied by a synthesizer
playing prerecorded tracks.
The main performer returns
wearing a fish fastened to
her chest with ropes. She moves
like waves of water while
the video shows an endless loop
of a stream flowing in a
shallow bed. She speaks about a
pernicious river and a Hima-
layian God turning into a fish.
The river becomes very nasty
and posessive: "The river wants
to have me/takes me to his bed
till my limbs turn blue." The
secondary performers bring out
more fish. The main performer
cradles them in her arms. She
remains very serious.
Outside, after the show, the
moon, not quite full, is setting.
The two men are talking. "Do
you know what happens when
you leave fish too long in an elevator?" Shrug. "Here's a clue—
fish is biodegradable." Shrug.
"That means it rots."
"I still don't get it," says the
second man.
"I think you're on to something," says the first.
The show runs from September
15 - 17 at 5:00pm in Arcadian
The University of British Columbia
From 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Room Assigmnents
Report to the room
library/AMS card or
Students ar
according to your surname, and bring your
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 ANGUS 110
 MATH 100
 CSCI 200
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Rooms open at 5:00 pm
Rhodes Scholarships
for 1990
The Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of
Oxford. Application forms for 1990 are now available in the
Awards Office.
Candidates must:
• be Canadian citizens or persons domiciled in Canada;
• have been born between October 2,1965 and
October 1,1971;
• be unmarried; and
• have completed at least three years of University
training by October 1,1990.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated literary and
scholastic attainments, fondness of and success in outdoor
sports, qualities of truth, courage, devotion to duty,
sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness,
unselfishness and fellowship, moral force of character and
instincts to lead and take an interest in their contemporaries.
Deadline for completed applications:
October 27,1989
September 15,1989 ENTERTAINMENT
Salome scintillates
by Harold Gravelains
In Salome, the Word of God
breathes as a lusty rasp.
The scandalous indiscretions
of today's television evangelists
are not nearly as unsettling nor
as spectacular as the material
Oscar Wilde's exposes in this
Wilde takes the New Testament one-liner on the cruel fate
of John the Baptist and magnifies it into a parable about the
collision between sensuality and
the quest for spiritual redemption.
His courage in writing such
a play is startling. Wilde, known
to be versed in the gratification
ofthe senses, provides an
interpretation of scripture that is
ingenious, outrageous, but still
arguably authentic.
BLT Theatre's rendering of
Salome in the current Vancouver
Fringe Festival succeeds in the
daunting task of capturing
Wilde's intentions, in a production that features strong performances by the four lead
This updated version of the
play has the cast clad all in span-
dex, lounging at a poolside up
the hill from Rodeo Drive. The
production keeps set design and
costume to a minimum—a good
choice considering the space, The
Fringe's venue #12, The Warehouse. The audience for this
show, after all, is coming
together in a big garage. This
ieaves the show's emphasis
where it truly belongs, on the
dialogue and tension between
the play's major characters.
Rose Soika as Salome
enthralls the audience as she
captivates the characters,
notably Herod who pledges to
grant his alluring step-daughter
any wish up to half his kingdom
if she dances for him. Soika
exercises skillful command over
a difficult range of temperaments and emotions. She must
convince us of Salome's cunning
and her self-delusion, her
scornfulness and her sensuality.
And Soika pulls it off. The show
could be carried solely on the
strength of her performance.
The production reaches
further, however, and offers
strong performers alongside
Soika. Sean Martin plays a
circumspect, pompous Herod
By Omar Diaz
Aussie Slice is the Catch Us
If You Can Company's
entrance into the Fringe Festival. It is a series of vignettes
with large emphasis on physical
Aussie incest
movement and rhythm. Although purporting to be a play,
it is more accurate to describe it
as a series of connected and
sometimes not-so-connected
pieces. The Company, which is a
touring fraction of a larger
company in Perth, Western
Australia, is composed of four
women and one man.
The "play" begins with the
repetition of certain phrases
which has the genders opposed.
The movement is all extremely
synchronized and the echo-like
dialogue inspires more of an
emotional than intellectual
In one sequence, the actors
pose as if in a family portrait.
The man (or father, in this
sequence) whispers in an almost
demonic fashion "I want you" to
his eldest daughter. The depravity of the incestuous overtones is
further examined as both
mother and daughter
threaten the father while he
stares lecherously at his
other daughter.
In another sequence women
are sitting bored on chairs as the
man struts around them and
sexually propositions them.
What we realize is that this is
simply a masturbatory fantasy
in which every man is the prize
The actors show an extremely high level of commitment to every piece they do
which makes for a very tight
show. The subject matter at
times is quite coarse and could
offend some people. Aussie Slice
is a worthwhile piece of theatre
that does not dwell on overplayed Aussie cliches that are so
popular in media today.
The Ombudsperson will be required to
deal with student complaints and
should have scheduled office hours. The
Ombusdperson will also have to work with
the A.U.S. Academic Coordinator.
Applications are available
from Buch A 107,
and must be submitted
by 4:00 pm, Friday September 22, 1989
who lets his incestuous arousal
get the better of him. Valeda
Hett is his petulant, vindictive
wife. The dramatic tensions
between these three characters
are brought out by the haunting
strains of Colin MacPherson's
prophetic admonitions as John
the Baptist.
Better-conceived lighting
would have enhanced Salome's
dance scene, the run-up to the
play's climax. Darkening the
performance area except for a
spotlight on Salome, for example,
would have emphasized her
In the concluding scene,
Salome, carrying the severed
head of John, is at last able to
fulfill her desire, and kisses the
lips of the prophet. We feel
revulsion at the desecration of
John's dead body. But this only
heightens our growing unease
over the larger issue developed
with disturbing brilliance by
Wilde: the sensualist's erotic
desire to despoil the innocent.
Salome is a good bet to make
it to the Best of the Fringe. Final
showings in its current run are
September 14 and 15 at 11:30
By Nadene Rehnby
Visions of Prostitutes is
the bleak story of a man
obsessed with visions of
whores: buying them, using
them. Killing them.
Seventeen women, known
prostitutes, have been slaughtered in the Lower Mainland
over the last several years.
We read tne headlines, we
know the story. But
what does it really have
to do with any of us?
That is precisely
what local writer David
Young hopes we would ask of
We've all seen the ads,
the ones that sell us gym
memberships with sex. We
may even know a frat boy or
two who has sat down at the
Cecil yelling "Shower!
Shower!" We have driven
downtown late at night, past
the women selling their
wares, and stared, even
laughed. But always we could
distance ourselves. We always
knew we weren't like them,
the prostitutes, the tricks, the
pimps. They live outside our
Until you sit down, part
of the audience at Visions of
The play begins comically, as Bill (James Binkley)
demonstrates for us A Day In
The Life Of A John. He gives
a comical step-by-step guide
on how to buy a woman. He
tells us his story, how he got
drunk one night and found
himself buying one. It's
funny. We laughed. But you
couldn't help noticing that
the laughter died hard and
fast. Prostitution isn't funny.
And after a while,
neither is Bill. At first it
seems that Bill has a very
perverse dark side. Then you
Eye opener
realize that this dark side is
Bill, and that he's obsessed,
and sick.
Visions of Prostitutes is a
mangled, warped portrayal of
what is happening in this
man's mind, and its nauseating. We don't want to see his
grotesque contortions, or hear
his screams, or hear the
endless list of names that
seem to come at us from
everywhere. We want out.
This is not our problem, it's
not our fault.
Or is it, asks Young.
James Binkley gives
himself entirely over to
Young's script, and the effect
is powerful and disturbing. It
is both an interesting and a
relevant piece of work.
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Seagull soars in Freddy Wood
by Steve Conrad
The first three acts of The
Seagull are marked by
quick pace and the gently
humorous treatment of the
eccentric but largely likeable
cast of characters. Particularly
amusing is the scene in which
Konstantin's play is performed
to an audience of eight friends
and family members.
Kathleen Duborg flirts with
humour as she portrays Nina,
the amateur actress who renders
Konstantin's ludicrously abstract monologue while wrapped
in a cloth sack. The audience
continues to jabber away
irreverently until high strung
Konstantin (frantically executed
by David MacKay) finally has a
temper tantrum and breaks open
the play.
Lois Anderson turns in a
strong performance, managing
to make the vain, obnoxious and
temperamental Irina, a readily
familiar and amusing character,
if perhaps a caricature at times.
After intermission, however,
most ofthe humour dries up.
The whole cast comes down
suddenly with unrequited love.
The sobbing and moaning begins
in earnest.
To the modern audience, the
whole notion of a grand passion
that leaves otherwise normal
people whining away the rest of
their lives, seems as irrelevant
to human psychology as epicycles and pericycles are to
planetary motion. Gratuitous
bawling scenes leave me squirming in my seat with embarrassment for whoever has to act
them out.
Roger Haskett's smooth
rendition of the ceaselessly
sensible Dorn does much to
carry the last stretch ofthe play,
but he alone is not enough to
compensate for the inherent
dreariness of the final parts in
the script.
While Kathleen Duborg"s
characterization of the young
country girl in earlier acts is on
the whole a fine piece of acting,
her reappearance as the disillusioned actress near the play's
end is a bit wooden.
The invariance of inflection
with which she repeatedly
delivers the line "No, that's not
right" as Nina's subconscious
grief and confusion surface in
her final meeting with Konstantin makes the scene unconvincing.
Although many people will
neither be surprised nor upset
when Konstantin finally gets
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seeing. The overall production
and acting quality are very high,
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Animating man's strange behaviour
By Michael Gazetas
Even before the lights go
down, the fun begins when
a guy called Spike, a producer,
whips the crowd into a cheering
frenzy. Once again, it's time for
the annual Festival of Animation
at the Ridge Theatre.
Ridge Theatre
until Sept. 28
This year's program consists
of seventeen strange and
hilarious short animated pieces
with a "Special Surprise Film" to
end the evening. Most of the
films tell humourous stories
about humans and their strange
behavior. The wonderful quality
of these shorts is their ability to
quickly cut away the elaborate
facades humans build in order to
feel secure about themselves. All
of the films allow us to laugh at
ourselves, but some go even
further. Some may actually help
us change the way we live.
Several films from all over the
world fall into this category.
A revealing film about the
human psyche is a short from
the Soviet Union. Alexander
Fedoulor's All Alone With
Nature, is an astounding look at
a man's quest to conform to
society, to tame the beast within.
Naturally, all his attempts to
resist his instincts fail. Fedoulor
visually translates this dual
nature of man; his bleak civilization is painted in black and
white; his primal instincts are
pictured in colour. The contrast
reveals that man's quest to
become civilized destroys that
which we recognize as being
human, namely his creative and
sexual instincts. The man, a civil
servant, emerges as a cold,
faceless machine working at
repetitive tasks, his humanity
deprived in the name of society.
Another animated short
dealing with the psychology of
man is American Cathy Joritz's
film, Negative Man. It is a truly
weird piece, utilizing found
footage of a psychologist talking
to a patient. It is projected in its
negative form, so we see the
negative image ofthe man. What
makes the piece so strange and
funny is watching this negative
image of a dreary man talking
about disorders and mental
conditions while Joritz deliriously decorates his face and
body in a Dadist style.
This negative image becomes a swirling collage, accenting every sentence with a visual
Included are a psychologist
becoming Santa Claus and a
punk rocker with x-rays coming
out of his eyes zapping into the
patient. It's a wonderful putdown
ofthe typical psychologist's
verbal diarrhea.
The British entry by Erica
Russel, Feet Of Song, is the most
aesthetically satisfying short in
the festival.
Figures inspired by the early
painting of Matisse gyrate to a
stylish drum rhythm provoking
the need to get up dance the
night away. Her combination of
changing colours and forms acts
like an aphrodisiac in the
pleasure and delight of the
human form.
It is fitting that the funniest
film is left for last. The "Special
Surprise Film" entitled 25 Ways
To Quit Smoking by Canadian
Bill Plympton divulged 25
unique methods to stop smoking,
which caused the audience to
laugh out of their chairs, but
ruined surprise.
Suffice to say, this film sums
up all that is great about the
festival. You're never quite sure
what might be lurking behind
the next frame, although you can
bet your tuition fees that
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Pacino drowns
by Michael Booth
Ok, so Al Pacino has finally
decided to start making
movies again. Unfortunately, it
appears that he will do anything
just to get his name back in circulation.
Sea of Love
Plays Tonight
Case in point is his new
movie Sea of Love. This film has
everything you would expect in a
stereotypical detective suspense
thriller. The only problem is that
there is not much suspense
(aside from the audience wondering when the obligatory ominous
music will begin again), and the
plot isn't all that thrilling.
It appears that the whole
catalyst for making the movie
was to showcase the acting
.talents of Pacino. While his
performance is very good, one
gets the impression that the
producer could have cut more
than a half an hour out of the
movie and still not hurt the picture.
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Goodman of Rosanne fame puts
in a strong performance as the
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and unpredictability of Pacino's
Detective Frank Kellogg, but his
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finally revealed, the reaction of
the audience is a muted '"oh".
In short, Al Pacino's Sea of
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September 15,1989
more than land
The front page ofthe UBC Real Estate Corporation's
promotional literature, "A Legacy for UBC, proudly
states in bright yellow that, "We want to keep our neighbours, the University community and the public informed
of our plans and to seek their input."
But the pledge appears meaningless in light of the
rapid movement being made to clear-cut the 28 acres on
the corner of Wesbrook and 16th for upper-income condos
and high-rises.
It appears the UBC bureaucracy, well-versed at keeping a dialogue with its bureaucratic comrades such as the
provincial government, is not as adept at serving the
constituents it represents, the students, or the neighbours it claims to want to consult with, the Musqueam, or
the Point Grey and Kitsilano residence associations.
Practicality ofthe development aside, the university
has ignored many people who have a legitimate claim to
the future of the endowment lands.
The Musqueam band was not consulted, again, in a
decision which will have lasting effects on the band and
their impressions towards the university.
The administrations lack of concern for a native concerns can only be understood by BC's natives as: the
largest intellectual factory in the province thinks native
rights and claims have no place in BC, particularly on the
endowment lands.
Other groups were also not consulted. The local
neighbourhood associations in Kits and Point Grey were
also astutely ignored by a development that did not want
to bother with the hassle of public input.
Lastly, students were not consulted, nor were their
concerns addressed.
Housingis an issue of primacy for UBC students, who
are now facing the tightest housing market in a decade.
The housing that is to be built by UBCREC is not the type
of accommodation students are looking for.
The mission statement calls for both an increase in
student housing and grad students on campus, yet no new
development is planned in the next five years. Not only
will grad students discover the abominable lack of housing in the west-side of the city, there will be no student
housing on campus either.
In fairness to the university administration the BC
and federal governments have forced universities to adopt
rather novel methods to raise capital, but this does not
excuse the administrations method of handling the development.
Attitudes like those displayed by the university at
Wesbrook and 16th we have seen plenty of—sadly come to
expect—from the BC government and private developers.
But when the university too becomes involved in the
sleaze of our society, it is truly a sad indictment of our
September 15, 1989
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Joe Altwasser, the Saxon king, raised his sword to
lead his army against the hordes of Chung Wong the
Conqueror. Ernie Steltzer, the court jester, insulted
Joe as the latter rode upon his mighty steed, Rick
Hiebert. Mark Nielsen held the banner ofthe House
of Chung as the Norman'troops advanced upon
Hastings St., with Victor Chew Wong screaming for
blood. Micheal Gazetas and Michael Booth attacked
Mike Laanela, but Yukie Kurahashi beheaded them
with an axe. Laura Busheikin and Stacy Newcombe
let loose their battle cries as Brian Holm, Omar Diaz,
and David Loh fired a volley of arrows from their
longbows, piercing the hearts of Greg Davis, Kris
Obertas, and Franka Cordua- von Specht. The Saxon
front line, consisting of Ted Aussem, Dan Andrews,
Stephen Conrad, and Katherine Vogt were trampled
under the hooves ofthe Norman cavalry, whose noble
captain, Niki Patel, led the charge. Effie Pow and
Harald Gravelsins dropped their spears and ran,
jumping over the corpses of Heather Logie and
Robynn Iwata. Nadene Rehnby lopped off the head of
King Altwasser with her vorpal blade. The head was
mounted on a commemorative plaque by Stephen
Alexander and Ted Ing snapped a picture of it.
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Trashed society
I handled alot of garbage this summer: in turn,
it touched me.
Based in our hidden
quarters in the bowels of
Gage towers, my UBC Housing job description largely
resembled that of the contract killer. I disappeared
people; I wiped them out.
How good I was at my work
was directy related to how
efficiently and thoroughly I
eliminated evidence attesting to a sleeping, showering,
eating and and defecating
being's existence.
Frankly, this was not
my dream job, but I gained
more than a paycheck from
my work with garbage.
Close contact with the stuff
taught me its anthropological, spiritual, and ultimately, its creative value.
Maids become skilled at
spotting garbage trends and
making sweeping generalizations about the disposers.
Polk Fest folkies save
bottles and refuse daily
fresh bars of UBC soap. The
tidy Japanese exchange
students trash lots of food
and parcel packaging and
frequently turn bathrooms
into tranquil ponds. Russian physicists really do
drink vodka, and the Ecuadorian soccer team was
unaware of the quaint
North American custom of
flushing paper products
down with the sewage. Take
garbage as a unit of observation and extrapolate from
If a maid job doesn't
provide material for your
doctorate thesis, it at least
offers spiritual enlightenment. A mystic who merely
seeks an ascent experience
to a higher, purer plane of
existence will, of course, rise
no further than an Otis elevator enroute to the top
floor. No matter. We Canadians who throw out an
average of a ton of garbage
per person per year (a world
record) will not find true
enlightenment by searching
beyond our bodily experience. Put your daily garbage in a bag around your
neck and look down: get to
know your life's condition
and consequences, meditate
on your somatic self. And
then, if you are prepared to
kill the mind/body dichotomy forever, gaze down into
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the Smithrite at the bottom
of the Gage garbage chute.
Bask in the blaze of reality
provided by those dumps
we, with boudless amounts
of faith, have called OUT
when all along we have been
throwing things IN, indifferent to the IN's inevitable
"no vacancy" sign.
This view from the bottom, this ecstacy in the
stinking abyss ignites human creativity and liberates
us from this world as we
know it. We truly see and
smell ourselves, and then
we can start to actively
shape our garbage, rather
than just blindly let it grow.
We can cut carry our cup to
the coffee pot, cut out the
unnecessary stuff, reduce
and reuse. We can set up
systems to separate the recyclables and compostables.
And like Bill who lives down
my block, we can make art
with what is left.
Our negligent attitude
to our garbage is sadly not
the only problem with our
treatment of the environment. But is one issue I'll be
thinking of this Saturday,
September the 16th, during
the Walk for the Environment. We all meet at Kits
Beach at 12 noon and walk
to Queen Elizabeth Park. It
is a garbage-free event and
you are requested not to
bring throw-away dishes or
packaging with your picnic.
Laura Cameron
Ex-UBC Maid
Bird urges
Ubyssey SRC
In last year's debate
and mud-slinging extravaganza over the Student Rec
Centre Referendum, The
Ubyssey and the AMS
quickly chose opposing
This year, let's work
together and ensure we do
not repeat any part of that
In The Ubyssey's September 12th Editorial "Rec
Fac is Back!" the students of
U.B.C. have been assured
that "The Ubyssey will do
(their) best to clarify the
issues involved in the Rec
Fac debate, so that students
.... will be able to make informed decisions." I share
your goal.
Unfortunately, very
few UBC students will be
able to recognize the vital
and factual errors within
this very editorial. The
overwhelming majority of
UBC students really have
no way of knowing what is
fact, what is fiction, and
whether or not they are
being misled by a factually
incorrect editorial or story.
If I was a new UBC
student, after reading your
editorial, I would definitely
vote against the Rec Centre.
But knowing what I know,
I'll vote "yes".
This year the AMS
council members have
rightfully (and perhaps self-
righteously) committed
themselves to a neutral Rec
Centre information campaign. Consequently, we
have rendered ourselves
completely ineffective
against any subtle influence The Ubyssey may wish
to exercise.
The students don't
know all the facts. They
don't know what is left in or
out of your editorials and
articles. All they know is
what you print.
Unlike last year, there
will be no other medium on
campus to represent the
counter-arguments in this
As the UBC students'
newspaper, you have a challenge before you: to create a
truly informed student electorate before September
25th. Tu em est.
Tim Bird
Board of Governors
SRC "switch"
I am amazed how stories are changed over time.
When the initial proposal
for RecFac was made, some
of the key issues that the
AMS stressed included club
space, field lighting and
daycare facilities.
Now, it is no longer
called RecFac but instead
the SRC. The SRC is a much
smaller version of RecFac.
There is no initial plan for
lighting or daycare and
there will probably be reduced club space. So what
are they building? More
importantly what are we
paying for? Afterall, they
still charged everyone thirty
dollars, yet we are getting
only half of what they said
we would be paying for.
N. Patel
2nd yr Pharm.
Residence life
not his cup of
I'm one of those people
you see in first year applied
science and laugh at. Hey, I
admit it, I'm not beautiful to
look at, but that doesn't
matter. What does matter is
my predicament: I, a quiet
person who shuns a great
deal of "social" activity, and
would rather study than get
drunk, am stuck in a dormitory with people who are
completely the opposite. I
am completely insecure
with my surroundings and
am somewhat afraid for my
future grades. I am, in fact,
to the point where I am reassessing my application to
residence despite the fact it
will mean waking up early
every day for a one hour bus
ride to UBC and a two hour
bus ride back home. Such is
the fear that exists in me. I
have seen other dormitories
and they are by far cleaner
than the one I live in. Infact,
the quieter the house, the
more secure the place is -
lockwise and such -it seems.
Afirst year student who
doesn't seem to have much
of a future in the environment I live in presently, I
feel, and I state this without
reservation, that there be
more quiet houses or at least
more places to stay and
study. The environment
that I live in now is totally
incompatable with studying
and this infuriates me. In
fact, I am certain of going
home every Friday after
school, or almost every Friday, and staying until Sunday. In other words, I really
don't fit in here.
I'm battling for higher
education in a cesspool. All I
can do is get insulted and
infuriated here. I'm too
afraid to even take a shower
here. I'm so damn spiteful of
this pit of wretchedness. I
need to transfer. So if anyone has a house they wish to
share with a plain looking
male who doesn't talk much
and will study hard as long
as you're quiet, I'm yours.
Contact The Ubyssey
please. Ill pay up to $400 a
month. I'm broke, you see, so
please I beg you. Otherwise,
piss off.
Name witheld by
Place Vanier
September 15, 1989 This Week's Pock
Come disco the night away with this neato '70s revival group fronted by the inimitable Dave Gregg of DOA fame.
Imagine Tartan Haggis in the '70s. But hey! Watch those platforms, they could crack an ankle or a toe. Yours or
someone else's.
The band that screamed "Rock and Roll" in the first episode of Pilot One before going 'on stage', BYU played on the
campus a year ago on the first day of classes. It was supposed to be an outside gig broadcast live on CiTR but rain
intervened and forced them indoors and off the airwaves. Oh well. Better known recently for their CiTR hits "Drop the
Bomb" and "AWOL". But go see them live 'cause Sook Yin and her masks just don't translate well over the air.
Part of Burning Spear's Live from Paris Tour, it's an evening of party reggae presented by CiTR. Opening is L.A.'s own
way cool Bonedaddies. But beware, look out! Stolen tickets for this show are floating around town. These tickets will
not be honoured. So, purchase yours from a reputable dealer.
E1D treats you to "A Concert: Music Art Film". A Prog Rock experience. Minors are welcome to one of the funkiest
venues in town. Ten dollars general, eight dollars for students.
Some love them. Some hate them. You decide. Weak vocals but a really strong rhythm side of things. Big CiTR hit:
Another concert extravaganza created by that super-promoter himself, the unique Nardwuar the Human Serviette of
Friday afternoon on CiTR fame whose last venture was the extra-popular "That's Cool That's Trash" at the Cinderella
Ballroom. Arguably the bestest concert deal of the season, for only $4 you can experience the likes of Og recording
artists Deja Voodoo direct from Montreal Quebec, Washington's own Stagnant Water who have a new cassette out
called "What's up Your Butt?", and local gigsters The Smugglers, The Nightstalkers and The Evaporators. The show
starts at 7:37 pee emm sharp. This is an all-ages gig so every single one of you is welcome, not only those with Vespas
and bomber jackets,
by Robynn Iwata
If you are in third or fourth year and you're looking for a career
in the business world, come see us. We're Chartered Accountants
from firms downtown and in the Lower Mainland and we'll be on
campus September 20 to talk about career possibilities in one of
the most stable professions - chartered accountancy.
There are jobs available in chatered accountancy for non-
Commerce grads from all disciplines. Chartered Accountants come
from all backgrounds, bringing new skills and diversity to this
growing, dynamic profession.
Chartered Accountants set the standard for accounting and
auditing in Canada and, because of their education and training,
are in demand by business around the world.
Here is an opportunity to talk to CAs on an informal basis and
explore opportunities. You may be an ideal candidate for Canada's
fastest-growing profession.
You're invited to:
Wine, Beer, Cheese Event
UBC Faculty Club
Salon A, B & C
Wednesday, September 20
5:00-7:00 p.m.
For more information call The Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia at 681-3264.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia.
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First lesbian course arrives
MONTREAL (CUP)—Concordia university will make history next semester when it offers
the first accredited lesbian studies course in Canada.
About 30 students will be taking professor Sharon Stone's 'Lesbians in Society.' The
course will deal with the experiences of and the issues affecting lesbians.
"Our current educational system is based on the assumptions of heterosexuality,"
says Shari Clarke.
Clarke is a member ofthe Lesbian Studies Coalition of Concordia, a student group
that lobbied for the course. She hopes this course will pave the way for a multidisciplinary
lesbian studies program.
"This course finally acknowledges lesbianism as a legitimate area of study," she says.
Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir Institute for Women's Studies decided to offer the
course this year after the english and sociology departments refused. But they made no
promises for next year.
"We hope that by virtue of popular demand they will have to continue to offer it," says
The course so far has received a strong response from both Concordia students and the
outside lesbian community. Enrollment and a waiting list filled up soon after registration
began last spring. Several non-students have asked to audit the course as well.
Students' consumption changes
OTTAWA(CUP)—They are older, wealthier and there are more of them. They also drink
less, smoke less and party less.
A survey of consumption habits of Canada's post-secondary students has revealed
that students in 1989 would rather spend their hard-earned bucks on travel, clothing and
computers than partying.
The Canadian Campus Survey, last conducted in 1985, shows a 30 per cent increase
in the number of college and university students in the last four years. Almost a quarter
of today's students are 25 years of age or older, compared with only 17 per cent in 1985.
Students now claim to have an average disposable monthly income of $ 188, compared
to $140 in 1985 and more than half of them own a credit card. But beer consumption is
down slightly—43.3 per cent of today's students don't drink it all.
British Columbian students lead the way in computer put chases—29 per cent of them
own one, and another 26 per cent say they are fairly likely or very likely to buy one in the
next year. Nationwide, 22.7 per cent of students own computers with Atlantic Canada
trailing at 16 per cent.
While statistics show that the average 18-24 year-old watches 22.2 hours of television
per week, the campus survey found that students watch much less—10.8 hours per week.
Two-thirds of post-secondary students read their campus newspaper, with slightly
less reading the daily paper. Their favourite magazines are T.V. Guide, Chatelaine and
South Africa finances U of T
TORONTO (CUP)—U of Ts fundraising campaign will accept donations from anyone
who wants to give, including companies with holdings in South Africa.
'Breakthrough' has accepted money from corporations with ties to South Africa and
with licensing and merchandising agreements in South Africa, including $500,000 from
Shell Canada.
The campaign has yet to accept money from companies U of T has blacklisted, but
they are free to pursue donations from such companies.
U of T voted to divest its holdings in companies with direct South African investments
in January, 1988. U of T groups are also seeking to divest the university's pension fund.
David Askew, president ofthe U of T Staff Association says the policy seems inconsistent. The association was one of several campus groups behind the divestment
"The university has taken the position that it won't invest or will divest any company
with investments in South Africa," Askew says. "It should not accept donations from those
companies it would not hold investments in."
Gordon Cressy, U of Ts vice-president of development and university relations and
head of Breakthrough, says the campaign has no rules on accepting money.
"Our policy is we accept donations from everybody. The donations are for the university and a lot of people require money.
"We are not consciously excluding donors to the campaign on the basis of how they
acquire their money," says Cressy.
According to Moira Hutchinson, co-ordinator of the Toronto-based Task Force on the
Churches and Corporate Responsibility, Shell Canada is 79 per cent owned by the Royal
Dutch Shell Group, which wholly owns Shell South Africa.
The company has been the target of an international boycott campaign, waged by
anti-apartheid groups, trade unions and churches.
But Robert Wilson, U of T's investment manager, says the university would be able
to invest in Shell Canada, because the parent company has the South African investment,
not the Canadian company.
"It's difficult to look a gift horse in the mouth," Fred Wilson, president ofthe U of T
Faculty Association says.
"On the other hand, there are moral questions about accepting tainted money. I think
the university should think twice about accepting this," he adds.
Cressy says the larger the donation, the more reluctant he would be to accept it.
"I'm a strong supporter of the divestment policy. If some company that had very
strong ties to South Africa gave $100 million, that would be a different issue (from Shell)."
Cressy added that corporate donations accounted for only $22 million of the $69
million raised so far by the Breakthrough campaign.
Breakthrough has also accepted donations of at least $25,000 from the Bank of Nova
Scotia, Ford, Imperial Oil and Xerox.
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