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Array THE UBYSSEY
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Controversial
AIDS video
plays in SUB
page 3
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, January 23,1990
Vol 72, No 30
T'Birds victorious
UBC takes it to the hoop against
top rated UVic, beating 'em twice
over the weekend. See page 3.
DAVID LOH PHOTO
Student newspaper shut down
by Andy Riga and Joe Altwasser
Canadian University Press
MONTREAL (CUP) — The student council at Bishop's University changed the locks on the student newspaper office last Friday,
a day after taking control of the
paper.
Last Thursday, the council
impeached the editor of The Campus, Elliott Soifer, alleging "financial mismanagement" and named
an "interim" replacement. Soon
after, the paper's entire editorial
board resigned.
The Campus and the student
council have been at loggerheads
since the newspaper published a
column criticizing the council's
spending habits last November.
The council threatened to cut the
paper's financing after the column
appeared.
Council president Dean
French—who was unavailable for
comment yesterday—claimed at
the meeting where Soifer was
impeached that potentially libelous material was published in The
Campus. He told the council that
Soifer was financially irresponsible for putting the council in the
position where it might be sued for
libel.
But Soifer, who was not at the
meeting and has yet to be officially
notified of the impeachment, said
he had the column reviewed by a
lawyer who said it was not libelous. "They're just looking for a
reason to get rid of me," he said.
He said the council was embarrassed by the column and is
now overstepping its authority to
suppress freedom ofthe press.
"There is an obvious conflict of
interest when the council is the
publisher of the student newspaper. The two are supposed to be
each other's watchdog," Soifer
said.
"Student newspapers have to
comment on campus events. How
can a paper do that when the council is holding the purse-strings?"
Soifer said The Campus's
staff is putting out an underground paper under the name The
Independent—and will continue
to fight until he is allowed to return as editor.
According to Soifer, the council had no right to impeach him.
The Campus's constitution
stages that only a two-thirds majority of staff members can impeach editors. The student council's constitution states that the
council is only responsible for the
financial management of the
Campus.
The column in question appeared on Nov. 16. Written by staff
member Jiri Tucker, it criticizes
the council for, among other
things, spending $5000 on a typewriter "which no one knows how to
use," and $50,000 on a computer
system "which turns out not to be
suited to their needs."
The council's main complaint
was about a comment concerning
the management of the campus
pub. Tucker said those who run
the pub are "deceptive."
The Campus has run two
apologies for three inaccuracies in
the column, one in the issue after it
appeared and in the last issue,
Jan. 18.
Soifer said this incident illustrates the need for autonomy for
The Campus.
"We are going to go for complete autonomy now," he said. "We
don't want to get stepped on again.
We want editorial and financial
control, with a board ensuring
proper financial management."
"A newspaper has to be independent if it is to fulfill its role in
society. With no newspaper—or a
newspaper run by the council—
students will be ill informed."
Chris Lawson, the national
bureau chief of the Canadian University Press agreed The Campus
situation is an excellent example
ofthe harassment student papers
face when they do not have complete control ofthe purse strings.
"This is an example of student
council censorship. It has conflict
of interest written all over it."
"Ultimately it should be the
editorial collective who is responsible for the paper. But if it is the
council who is the publisher they
have the final power to produce it,"
he said.
"But if the student paper has
autonomy they will have financial
control and the final say in what i s
being published," said Lawson. "In
theory there is no government
control of the press in Canada.
Why should there be in the student press?"
Soifer said he was surprised
when he got a phone call last
Thursday night informing him
that he had been impeached.
He said relations had been
steadily improving since last
month, when a mediation committee with representatives from both
sides was set up. The committee
was meeting regularly to set up an
independent publication board
which would oversee The Campus's financial management.
"We came back after the holidays ready to start over, let bygones be bygones," Soifer said.
"We thought everything had
blown over—and then they hit us
in the face with this."
UBC students
scrutinize
SRC money
by Martin Chester
The Student Recreation
Centre remains an albatross
around the collective neck of the
Alma Mater Society.
The eight hundred thousand
dollars collected from the SRC levy
at the beginning of the year remains in limbo earning interest
for the university while the AMS
decides on what action to take.
UBC vice president of student
and academic services K.D. Srivastava forsees little difficulty in
the administration returning the
student money.
"But I think we have to depend upon what the AMS instructs us (to do)," said Srivastava.
He cautioned there may be
problems in the mechanics of who
would return the money.
"In principle I see no problem,
(but) it has to go to the Board of
Governors (to be approved)", said
Srivastava.
But according to the AMS
ombudsperson Jessica Mathers,
the decision on how the money
should be dealt with, rests with
the AMS.
At the last regular meeting of
the AMS council before the Christmas break, Mathers was directed
to investigate either refunding or
reallocating the $30 levy and to
recommend their best course of
action. Mathers' report was accepted without question, she said.
Mathers said she studied
AMS Code and By-laws and found
AMS council can "reallocate
money in certain circumstances or
refund it."
"I feel it would be an act of
extremely bad faith to either keep
the money or to reallocate it," said
Mathers.
"If there was definite proof
before the end of this year,
through a third referendum that
there would be a Rec Fac built,
then the money could go to that
purpose. However, the most important thing is that the $30 gets
returned to the same student who
paid it."
Lee said the reason council is
hamstrung and cannot act is because there are still two outstanding petitions on the fate of SRC.
One petition was organized by
intramural sports and asks for
another referendum on whether or
not to build the SRC.
The second petition, started
by AMS arts representative R J.
Moorehouse, asks for the return of
the $30 dollars to students. If
these petitions receive a thousand
signatures, council will be forced
to hold a referendum.
L«e hopes to have a third referendum to settle the issue. "We
could combine the issues of building the rec centre and returning
the money," he said.
"The money (collected for
SRC) can not be used for any other
purpose, like building an athletic
centre for varsity sports," Lee said.
Mathers doubted there would
be time to hold a referendum and
return the money to the students
before the end of this school year.
"The bottom line is the money
has to be returned as soon as possible," she said.
Lee agreed the payments
shoul d come before April, but said,
"If we are unable to return those
fees to the person who paid it... I
think they should go to student
bursaries."
Director of finance Mark
Brown said, "if students say they
want it back they will get it back,"
Brown said, "(but; it might take a
while."
Brown said 23,000 cheques
would have to be written and sent,
and there would be administrative
costs.
"(The) university is getting
interest on the money and I
thought that might cover some of
the cost," Brown said.
But the price tag will be high.
Brown said the administration
might have to cover the cost as
they collect the money.
A look at pollution
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30 - JOBS
40 - MESSAGES
85 - TYPING
5 - COMING EVENTS
UBC MARXIST-LENINIST
STUDY GROUP
Hardial Bains National Leader
CPC(ML) speaks on Opheauals
in E. Europe.
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Buchanan D225,
Jan. 24. Everyone welcome.
LIKE TO TRAVEL?   RIDE?   PARTY?
Perhaps you should be a "student-rider*.
Get to know students from 22 nations! Don't
be shy — come to our AGM Fri., Jan. 26, 7
p.m.. Delta River Inn. Freeinfo: Fiona, 224-
6735 before noon.
GROUP FOR WOMEN WITH BULIMIA
(mid 20's). Weeklysessionsfrom7- 10 p.m.
Beginning Feb. 6 - March 27 at St. Paul's
Hospital. Leave your name/number at 228-
7512 before Jan. 30/90.
L'ARCHE: A community of mentally
handicapped adults and assistants. Come to
hear about a radical lifestyle of living with
the weak. Thursday, Jan. 23 12:30pm. food
and Nutritional Sc. Bldg. Room 30.
SKI BLACKCOMB
Trip Dates Feb. 17th & 18th
$139.00 Booked before Feb. 4th
$149.00 Booked after Feb. 4th
Accommodations, 1 meal, 2 days lift tickets,  and  return  transportation  from
Vancouver.
737-0179.
Today's quote
Bugs Bunny is as good as
Shakesphere - Steve Conrad
Between
Deadline for submissions: for
Tuesday's paper is Friday at
3:30PM, for Friday's paper is
Wednesday at 3:30pm. LATE
SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED.
Note: "Noon" = 12:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 23
Native Indian Student Union.
Native Expressions Night - singers, storytellers and a range of
different performances. Leonard
George will be MC on the 23rd.
8pm - 10:30pm. Extra Extra Bistro on Broadway.
Student Counselling & Resources Center. Workshop:
Career Exploration. 3 part workshop continued on Jan. 30 & Feb.
6. Noon, Brock Hall, Room 200.
Environmental Centre Promotion Group. Meeting, 12:30pm,
SUB 212A.
Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. Famous Hot Lunch.
12:30pm, Hillel House.
Badminton Club. Gym Nite.
Drop in $3. Membership $10. 7-
10pm, John Oliver School, 41st
and Fraser.
Alternative Agriculture
Speaker, Greno Zemanac will
lead a discussion an alternative
agriculture — organic farming,
marketing, problems they have
encountered and possibilities for
the future. 12:30pm, SUB 205.
Environmental Centre Eradicate Styrofoam Committee.
Meeting, 12:30pm, SUB 211.
10 - FOR SALE
- Commercial
ADVENTURE ON A COSMIC SCALE.
Command an empire spanning the stars
with INHERITORS, our challenging multi-
player, computer-moderated, strategic
simulation game, played through the mail
by an enthusiastic group of fans throughout
western Canada. You are the undisputed
ruler of a Bpacefaring society. You build
huge starships, computer worlds, conduct
trade, diplomacy and warfare, and attempt
to build an interstellar empire. INHERITORS is not a "computer game" - your opponents are real, live people, not a blind, passive machine. You do not need a computer to
play. Accept the challenge! Join the fun!
Send $3.00 today for beginner's information
package, including 32-page player's manual. STARGATE SIMULATIONS, 105-173
Wade Ave. West, Pentiction, B.C. V2A1T7.
11 - FOR SALE
- Private
WATERBED - QUEEN SIZE, dark wood
headboard, semi-motionless mattress, like
new. $145 OBO. 684-4964.
20 - HOUSING
STUDENT NEEDED TO SHARE APT.
SUITE, located off of Granville Isl. Beautiful view of city and mountains. Access to
patio/garden and to W/D. Available Feb. 1.
$395. Call Gregory, 736-8641.
ROOM WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE
in 2 Br. Houae. Share facilities with
writer. Reasonable Rent: $250/ Month.
Female replies only.
Work: 669-2891
Home: 872-8713
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
Graduate Student Society.
Graduate Student Female Support Network, Guest speaker: Err.
Indira Samarasekera: "The
Graduate Experience for Women
of Other Cultures." 12:30, Bring
your lunch to the Garden Room,
Graduate Student Centre.
Amnesty International. Letter
writing, Amnesty works: 5 prisoners of conscience released every
day. Noon, SUB 215.
Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. Torah Study with guest
Rabbi S. Strauss. 12:30pm, Hillel
House.
Gays and Lesbian Student Society. Sexuality and Lifestyles: An
informative discussion of the
medical issues of homosexual
people. 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Rm
215, SUB.
"Conservation Science Movement
- Scientific Study for Environmental Protection": speaker
James Smith of UBC Zoology
sponsored by Environment
Centre. 12:30pm, SUB 205.
United Church Campus Ministry.
Bible Study and Discussion. Food
provided, All Welcome. Lutheran
Campus Centre 5:30pm.
Biological Sciences Society (BIOSOC). Workshop-Gyotaku t-shirt
painting (for Science Week). 11:30
- 2:30, SUB 205.
Campus Pro-Life. Organizational
meeting, 12:30pm, Buch B212.
UBC Dance Horizons. Tap class,
Noon - 1:30pm, SUB Party Room.
RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS
STUDENT SPRINKLER SERVICES
is now hiring on campus for the summer of
1990. We have 45 manager positions available nationwide. In 1989 our top manager
grossed over $40,000. The average manager
made $10,000- $20,000. Complete training
provided. Call 681-5755.
WE NEED A MATURE, INTELLIGENT
PERSON with excellent telephone manners 8-10 hrsVwk. GREAT EXPERIENCE.
Very flexible hrs. $7/hr. to start. Position
with a major investment dealer. Call Betty
Eaton or Ann Barends. 687-2699.
E & J GALLO WINERY
SALES MANAGEMENT CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES
Seeking Arts or Commerce graduates who
wish to pursue a challenging career in Sales
and Marketing of California Wine in the
dynamic Canadian Wine Industry. Excellent opportunity for management development, find out more from the Canada
Employment Ctr. Resumes accepted until
Feb. 9,1990.
TREE PLANTING
Summit Reforestation requires experienced
planters for high paying contracts and excellent camps, work from May 1st - June 30
plus summer work. Mark Burger, 733-8226,
evenings.
MESSAGE OF ISLAM 17: Mankind is the
representative of God on Earth under the
following conditions: 1-God remains the
owner of the Universe. 2-Mankind administers the earth's affairs according to God's
instructions. 3-Mankind executes God's
intention and will not his.
ELECT KEN ARMSTRONG DIRECTOR
OF FINANCE. Ken, currently the Arts
Treasurer, would work for more bursaries,
student involvement, and a more honest
A.M.S.
50 - RENTALS
TYPEWRITER RENTALS $29/month.
Free delivery and pick up. All recent electric
models. Call 682-1535.
75 - WANTED
VOLUNTEERS - HEALTHY NONSMOKING Caucasian males (19-25 yrs)
needed for an antiarhythmic drug study -
mexiletine. Subjects are asked to donate
blood, saliva, urine over 3 days with honorarium $70 paid. Infor. call Dr. McErlane
228-4451 or Mr. Kwok 228-5838.
I NEED A BIG STORAGEspace on or near
the campus, please call 222-8083 ifyou have
any to rent. Mike.
PROFESSIONAL TYPIST, 30 years exp.,
word processing/typing. Student rates.
Dorothy Martinson, 228-8346.
TYPING 24 HOUR SERVICE. Essays,
papers, tapes-cassettes TRANSCRIBED.
Editing, proofing optional. 224-2310 any
time.
WORD PROCESSING
$2.50/dbl. sp. page. APA, MLA, CMS
COMPUTERSMITHS 3726 West
Broadway (At Alma). 224-5242.
ON CAMPUS WORD PROCESSING
Typeityourself... simplified instructions,
spell check, and laser printer make your
work look topquality. $7/hr. and 15 cents/
page. Friendly help always available.
SUB lower level, across from Tortellini's
Restaurant; 228-5496.
ON CAMPUS WORD PROCESSING
Need the professional touch? ... have it
done for you - you can even book ahead.
$27/hr., 6-8 double spaced pages of normal text per hour, laser printer. SUB
lower level, across from Tortellini's Restaurant; 228-5640.
VENTURA OPERATOR
NEEDED
WILL TRAIN
Knowledge of WordPerfect
and
minimum of 50 wpm
necessary
Evenings and weekends.
Good pay.
Call Phillip Hannis, BC
Reports Magazine. 682-802?
9-5pm, Mon-Fri
NEEDED: BOTANY209TEXT: Nonvascular plants, an evolutionary survey.   Call
291-333, 594,9734, 228-4926.
MOT
■flashes
Task Force on Tuition & Student Aid. Student gathering to
protest (or celebrate?) the 4.5%
tuition hike. l:30-2pm, Steps of
Old Administration Building.
80 ■ TUTORING
LOOKING FOR A TUTOR who will make
primary math interesting and fun.   2 - 3
hours per week in Dunbar home. References
required, 261-4777.
SCHOLAR/WRITER will teach advanced
Chinese reading, writing,translation in exchange for English tutoring. 733-1809.
TTqqt* Vi_   Uoor Via                 Wednesday: Director of Finance, Director of Administration
Jiedr ie, near ie...           Thursday: Coordinator of External Affairs
Hear the AMS                                         Friday: President, Vice-President
candidates on radio ...                            7.30 am and 5:00 pm on CiTR 101.9 fm
Science  Undergraduate Society,
lecture  (^
series) speaker: Dr. David Suzuki.
12:30pm,  (noon),   SUB  Audito-
THURSDAY, JAN. 25
U.B.C. Scottish Country Dance
Club. Meeting & Practice — all
welcome, beginners especially -
join now for the new term. 7:30-
9:00pm, SUB 205
Amnesty International. Film:
Your Neighbour's Son - The Making of a torturer. 12:30-2:30pm,
SUB 205.
Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. "Reacting to the Plight of
Syrian Jewry: A Student Perspective." 12:30pm, Hillel House.
Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. Hebrew Classes, 12:30pm,
Hillel House.
Science Undergraduate Society.
Lecture (Science Week lecture
series) speaker Dr. Hancock from
Microbiology dept. and Canadian
Bact. Dis. Network, "Biotechnology versus Bacterial Diseases."
12:30, SUB Auditorium.
Chinese Christian Fellowship.
Last of the four-part video series
"Out of the Salt shaker" by Rebecca Mannley Peppard. Noon,
Scarfe 207
UBC Dance Horizons. Jazz I
Class. 10:30 -12:00, SUB Rm 212.
UBC Dance Horizons. Jazz II
Class, 5:00-6:30pm, SUB Rm212.
Biological Sciences Society. Workshop: Gyotaku t-shirt painting,
for Science Week. ll:30-2:30pm,
SUB 205.
History Department Colloquium.
Talk & Discussion: Allan Greer of
UBC (History) will speak on
"Women and Men in the 1837
Rebellion of Canada's Patriotes."
lpm - 2:15pm, Buchanan Tower
1207.
Talk on the l'Arche community for
mentally handicapped adults and
assistants. 12:30pm, Food & Nutritional Sciences Bldg, Rm 30.
Campus Crusade for Christ. The
DoorisOpen! Fellowship meeting
12:30, Prayer Meeting 1:30. All
are welcome! Angus 215.
Environmental Centre Recycling
Group. Meeting, 12:30pm, SUB
209.
Environment Centre, Office
hours, also Fri, Mon, Tues, 12:30-
1:30pm.
Environmental Centre Transportation Group. Meeting, 12:30pm,
SUB 212A.
Student Counselling & Resources
centre. Workshop: Procrastination - examine reasons why we put
things off. Noon, Brock Hall,
Room 200. Pre-registration required - limited enrollment.
FRIDAY, JAN. 26
Graduate Student Society.
Nathanial Hurvitz - Solo Guitarist. 7 pm, Fireside Lounge - Everyone Welcome - Grad. Centre.
World University Service Canada
(W.U.S.C.) General Meeting.
12:30, W.U.S.C. Office B341 SUB.
Student Counselling & Resources
Center. Workshop: Goal Setting -
learn how to set reasonable goals
for both work and play.   Noon,
Brock Hall, Room 200. Pre-registration required, limited enrollment.
HATE HURTS Forum, a chance
to view your concerns/opinions
on discrimination at UBC.
Sponsored by the Committee for
Equality and Unity. 12:30pm,
SUB Conversation Pit.
Muslim Students' Association.
Weekly prayers, 12:30 - 1:15pm,
The Lower Lounge of the International House.
UBC Student Liberal Club.
Beer Boat Race, 4-8pm, SUB
205.
UBC Dance Horizons. Stretch &
Strength Class. Noon-l:30pm,
Sub Party Room.
Science Undergraduate Society.
Science Week Extravaganza
Dance with XYZ (live band) and
BZZR $1.00. 8:00pm - 12:00am,
SUB Ballroom
Science Undergraduate Society.
Science Week Lecture Series,
speaker: Pryce Harrison from
NeXT Computers. 12:30, SUB
auditorium.
Be Heard!
Student Court
will meet to hear the
charges against
Karl Kottmeier
Friday, Jan 26
at 12:30 in
SUB Room 206
anyone requiring further
information, or wishing to make a
submission, come to the AMS
Ombudsoffice, SUB 100A
2/THE UBYSSEY
January 23, 1990 NEWS
Ag/gtG WiCCll Spotlight'. Heather Sanders and Leah Thompson
CALVIN DANG PHOTO
Electrical cable
worries parents
by Steve Conrad
Parents of children attending
the Kindercare daycare centre are
concerned about a proposal to run
a high voltage power cable underneath the playground of their facility.
"There are several studies
showing a correlation between
electromagnetic radiation and
brain tumors and leukemia," says
Lucia Fuentes, president of the
Kindercare Child Care Society. "I
can't give ycu data showing a definite cause effect relationship, but
since there are other alternatives
and we are dealing with children,
I think the university should err
on the side of caution."
As part ofthe construction of
its Hampton Place development,
the University of British Columbia Real Estate Corporation
(UBCREC) hopes to reroute a 69
kilovolt cable from its current
position which runs five metres
outside the playgrounds of the
daycare complex on Osoyoos Crescent.
The new route would bury the
power line across the street away
from the daycare for the majority
ofthe distance, but wouldhave one
section passing through the current yard of Kindercare, trimming
twelve and a half square metres
from the yard.
Tim Miner ofthe UBC Development Office is aware there may
be some cause for caution where
power lines are concerned but has
doubts that the dangers are as
serious as many parents seem to
think.
"The more information I get,
the more it appears the problem is
a decreasing one," says Miner.
"There are upset groups at the
moment and I'm not prepared to
say how far they are prepared to
go."
Kurt Preinsperg of the UBC
Board of Governors has similar
doubts as to the extent ofthe danger presented by the cable.
"The proposal that Tim Miner
presented strikes me as eminently
viable and I would really hope that
the Kindercare people would go
along with it," says Preinsperg.
"After all it's just an electric power
line in a lead sheath. The university is prepared to bury it six feet in
the ground if necessary."
Miner, Preinsperg and Fuentes all agree that all of the plans
discussed to date represent an
improvement over the current arrangement with the cable running
along side the daycare centre unshielded and above ground.
The concerned parents have
proposed alternative routes which
they feel would be agreeable to all
parties, such as running the cable
through an existingright of way in
the Pacific Spirit Park.
However with the projected
cost ofthe current plan amounting
to approximately $1 million,
UBCREC will not be likely to run
up additional costs in the absence
of clear cut evidence that the
power lines pose a serious health
risk to children.
Students to confront BoG on financial issues
by Chung Wong
and Rick Hiebert
Protesters will gather before
the Old Administration building
this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to confront the Board of Governors with
the financial realities of many of
UBC students.
A banner approximately 150
feet long consisting of students'
comments on tuition increases
and their financial burdens will be
rolled out from inside the Old
Administration building.
It will cover an area the Board
of Governors will have to walk on
in order to make it to their scheduled meeting.
The placement of the banner
symbolizes the "Board of Governors continually walking on student   concerns,"   according   to
Joanna Harrington, chair of the
AMS Task Force on Tuition and
Student Aid.
"It's sort of like a red carpet,"
added task force member Helen
Willoughby-Price.
"It is just a small thing to let
them know we're not happy with
any increase," she said. "If we do
nothing, it looks like we're letting
them get away with it."
The BoG is planning on raising tuition at UBC this year by 4.8
per cent.
AMS coordinator of external
affairs Vanessa Geary will be allowed to speak on behalf of students at the Board of Governors'
meeting.
Geary said she hopes UBC
president David Strangway will
allow several "ordinary" students
to speak about their financial pictures before the board, but she has
yet to receive the go-ahead from
the President's Office.
"We are hoping to put on a
personal face to the tuition increase by including real life situations in our presentation," she
said.
"The board gets statistic after
statistic after statistic. For every
statistic we get, they have one to
counter it," Geary said. "My concern is that the Board of Governors
and President Strangway have
lost touch with who the students
are at UBC.
"My feeling is that the board's
image is that the average UBC
student drives an expensive car
and doesn't really have any financial difficulties," she added. "We
want to dispel that image."
Harrington said the task force
will lobby BoG to support the
Canadian Federation of
Students'(CFS) proposal to establish a royal commission to study
funding and accessibility of post-
secondary education in B.C.
"Vancouver city council has
already supported (the establishment of) a royal commission, so
there is public support," she said.
"(We want them to) freeze
tuition now until we (B.C) can
have a look at the situation," said
Harrington. "We are looking at
this year's increase in the context
of past increases."
At the student council meeting last Wednesday, the AMS
voted to endorse the CFS' call for a
tuition freeze and a royal commis
sion.
Geary said she was pleased
that the AMS had chosen to join
the CFS' lobbying and protest
campaign.
"This shows that UBC students are concerned with accessibility and quality of post-secondary education in B.C.," she said.
"The system must be based on
ability to perform, not to pay."
Geary hopes the AMS and her
successor as coordinator of external affairs will help UBC students
"unite behind this crucial issue."
"Financial aid definitely
needs to be reviewed (by the proposed royal commission) because
the cost of living in Vancouver in
particular is increasing more
quickly than .student loan assessments."
Basketball birds beat UVic in double thriller
by Dale Fallon
The men's T-Bird basketball
team successfully repelled a Viking invasion this past weekend
with a pair of victories over the
visiting University of Victoria Vikings at the War Memorial Gym.
With the victories UBC took
over first place from UVic in the
extremely competitive Canada
West conference.
On Friday the Birds overcame
first half rebounding woes, and a
48-48 halftime score, to play a
strong final twenty minutes, and
win 104-98. UBC did have to fend
off a late Viking run led by guard
Tom Johnson who whittled down
an 11 point UBC lead in the last
three minutes. Johnson, UVic's
third-year   guard   was   in   foul
trouble much of the game and sat
out much of the second half. His
pair of three-point baskets in the
last minute brought the Vikings to
within three points, until Mike
Clarke coolly sank two free throws
to clinch the victory.
UVic never managed to get on
track offensively. Said coach Guy
Vetrie: "We struggled with it all
weekend. It was there for a couple
minutes, and then we'd lose control."
UBC coach Bruce Enns admitted that defence had been
emphasi zed in his team's practices
in recent weeks: "That really has
got to be the focus of our game."
Fifth-year forward Jeff
Strother made an unexpectedly
big contribution for UBC Friday
night, adding ten key points, and
earned CiTR radio's player of the
game honours.
J.D. Jackson led both teams
in scoring each night: Friday he
scored 28, and on Saturday he
poured in another 29 in the Birds'
convincing 88-79 win.
After Saturday's game, Enns
said: "J.D. did everything for us
tonight. He played real good defence, he rebounded, he scored. I
think more than anything else,
J.D. just totally took the wind out
of their sails."
After a see-saw first half Saturday night, UVic took a 44-42
lead to the dressing room. Following the intermission, it was a Jason Leslie who burst onto the scoring sheet in a big way, and sparked
the Thunderbirds to their rock-
solid performance. He finished the
game with 14 points and seven
rebounds.
The play was noticeably more
subdued on Saturday as both
teams seemed to be looking to
capitalize on mistakes rather than
creating their own chances. Offensively, J.D. Jackson and. Tom
Johnson were clearly the players
with green lights to shoot at will.
Jackson pumped in 18 second
half points, but Johnson misfired
with most of his quick-release
jumpers.
Enns credited guard Paul
Cohee for the constant defensive
pressure he applied to the slick
UVic pointguard shots.
Viking centre Spencer McKay
dumped in his share of points (52
on the weekend, mostly off his offensive   rebounds),   but   really
wasn't a factor in determining
either game's outcome. Mike
Clarke and Jason Leslie kept their
defensive boards relatively clear
after Friday's first half difficulties.
The atmosphere was playofflike at War Memorial Gym where
the biggest crowds of the season
showed. Over 1600 spectators enjoyed the action on Friday, with
just a few less turning up the following evening.
With the wins, UBC's playoff
destiny is now in their own hands.
Both the Birds and UVic have 9-3
records, but the mainlanders will
win a tie breaker with their 3-1
head-to- head record.
The Thunderbirds host the
Lethbridge Pronghorns this weekend at War Memorial Gym.
January 23,1990
THE UBYSSEY/3 TUITION FEES
There are many perceptions about tuition fees at The University of British
Columbia and the level of student aid available. The following questions are
among those that are often asked. We areproviding a set of answers to these
common questions for all members of the University community.
1.   Q.
A.
How does the undergraduate arts and science tuition at UBC compare with
that at other universities across Canada.
The list below shows that the 1989-90 Arts and Science tuition fee is less
than that in the Maritime universities and less than $100 higher than that
in Ontario.
1. Mount Allison
2. University of New Brunswick
3. Acadia University
4. St. Francis Xavier U.
5. King's College
6. Mount Saint Vincent U.
7. St. Mary's University
8. Universite de Sainte Anne
9. Prince Edward Island
10. Dalhousie University
11. University of Moncton
12. UBC
13. Simon Fraser University
14. University of Victoria
15. University of Toronto
16. University of Waterloo
17. University of Western Ontario
18. Queen's University
19. McMaster University
$1935
1875
1870
1825
1808
1780
1780
1760
1720
1710
1675
1605
1560
1545
1520
1518
1517
1517
1516
In Quebec, tuition is $550 and has been set at that level for many years. It
will increase by 130% over the next two years to over $1200.
Tuition in Alberta is
Tuition in Manitoba is
Tuition in Saskatchewan is
Tuition in Newfoundland is
$1,069
1,332    for Arts and
1,500     for Science
1,344
1,280
2.   Q.  What changes are planned for the coming year -1990-91?
A.   a. In Quebec, tuition will increase by 130% in the next two years.
b. In Ontario tuition will rise by 8%.
c. At UBC tuition is planned to rise by 4.8% to $1685.
d. At SFU it is planned to rise by 5.3% to $1,650.
People often ask how our undergraduate arts and science tuition compares
to that at the major private universities in the United States.
A more useful question is how does it compare to that at major state-
supported universities. This is a sample list for comparable major U.S.
state universities (in-state fees) for 1988-89.
A.
University of California, Berkeley
University of Illinois
Indiana University
Purdue University
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
State University of New York
Ohio State University
Penn State University
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
University of British Columbia
(in U.S. $'s)
$1672($U.S)
2788
2183
2032
1826
2069
2226
1485
2190
3634
1827
2004
1432
4.    Q.   How do graduate tuition fees compare with other Canadian universities?
A.   Tuition is usually divided into program and post program fees. Program
fees are those charged during the required residence period for the degree
sought while the post-program fee is that paid for the years beyond the
required program. A sample of these fees for 1989-90 is provided.
1989-90 Tuition Fees for Graduate Students
Total*
2yr.
Masters
2002
3660
3306
2096
3810
3093
3198
3234
3130
Post
Program
Fee
104
285
180
477
762
341
855
702
627
Alberta
Dalhousie
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Toronto
Western
UBC
SFU
U.Vic.
*These total amounts are not necessarily paid in equal installments
in each of the two or three years.
Total*
3yr.
Ph.D.
2704
5490
4959
3715
5715
5161
4683
4116
4695
Post
Program
Fee
104
285
180
477
762
341
855
702
627
Q.   Does UBC charge a higher tuition for international students attending
UBC on student visas?
a. At the undergraduate level students on student visas are charged 2 1/2
times the Canadian (or residents) fee. But this increment is waived in
cases in which students are attending UBC on formal exchange
agreements, either directly with other universities or where the students
are sponsored by agencies such as CIDA. Less than 1% of our
undergraduates are here on student visas. We plan to increase this to
about 5%. The practice of higher tuition for international students is
common to all universities across Canada.
b. At the graduate level international students pay the same tuition as
Canadian students. Nearly all universities in Canada require graduate
students to pay tuition that is 2 to 2 1/2 times that paid by Canadian
students. At present 22% of our graduate students come from outside
Canada.
6.   Q.  How has the tuition changed in the past few decades?
A.
1965-66
1975-76
1985-86
1989-90
Tuition Fee
372
428
1275
1605
Tuition Fee Indexed
to the Vancouver CPI 1989-90 = 100.0
1552
1048
1463
1605
When corrected for inflation, tuition levels at UBC have changed
remarkably little in the past twenty-five years.
7. Q.   Do we have higher tuition rates for students in professionalprograms?
A.   There are higher tuition levels in most professional programs. At
UBC these can be as high as $2,762 for students in Medicine and in
Dentistry.
8. Q.   What proportion of the university's operating revenues is derived from
the tuition fees and how has this changed over time?
A.
Credit Course
Fees as a % of University Operating Budget*
1964-65
30.0
1974-75
11.1
1984-85
13.9
1987-88
14.9
1988-89
15.1
1989-90
15.1
*This is the percentage of the operating budget only. The operating
budget is quite separate from the capital budget.
9.   Q.  Since there was a 10% increase in tuition for 1989-90, why should there be
any increase in 1990-91?
A.   The 10% increase for 1989-90 was composed of two parts. One part
reflected the ongoing increases in operating costs. The second part
reflected the fact that the university did not have a balanced base budget.
Substantial cuts were taken in the budgets of all parts of the university to
ensure that we could approach a balanced base operating budget. Costs
of university expenses such as supplies, materials for laboratories,
computing access, library books and many other items rise in cost faster
than the rate of inflation. To be sure that we can retain and attract the
best faculty and staff our salaries must continue to return to a competitive
level. Much has been done in this regard, but more still needs to be done.
10. Q.   What is meant by accessibility?
A.   This word is widely used by different people to mean quite different
things. From the student point of view it may mean any of the following.
a. Can I afford to go to University?
b. Am I academically qualified to be admitted to a University?
c. Can I be admitted to the program of my choice or at a location of my
choice?
From the university point of view it can have quite different meanings such as;
a. Are qualified and outstanding students, who wish to, able to attend
university without financial barriers?
b. With the funds available from government and from tuition, how many
students can we responsibly provide with a quality education?
4/THE UBYSSEY
January 23, 1990 11. Q.   What has the university done to ensure accessibility from the point of view
of adequately funded places for students?
A.
a. University places were expanded in the 1960s when two other universities
were created in the province. Community colleges were created and were
given the responsibility to provide first and second year university
transfer programs. These steps provided more places for post-secondary
students and at many locations around the province. In UBC's draft
mission statement released in the summer of 1988, the university argued
for more degree granting places at locations outside the Lower Mainland.
UBC now has an active partnership with Cariboo College and Okanagan
College to provide degree granting opportunities outside the lower
Mainland. Similar programs exist at Malaspina College with the
University of Victoria, and there are active plans for a degree granting
institution in Prince George. These have been funded by the Access
Program announced by the provincial government in March 1989. This
increase in places to ensure accessibility was strongly encouraged by UBC.
The plan announced in March of 1989 will increase accessibility by 15,000
places. Some of these will be at four (possibly five) new locations.
Demand for places at the graduate level is also increasing sharply. UBC
plans to increase accessibility at this level. We expect to be adequately
funded to create these new places. The provincial five year accessibility
plan calls for a significant increase in places at this level also.
b. We have fought hard to ensure that our revenue increased fast enough so
that we did not have to reduce the numbers of faculty and students.
Operating grants from the province covering their share ofthe
university's operating revenue have risen in the past two years at rates
above inflation. We welcome the plan ofthe provincial government to
provide funding on a per student basis that will rise to nationally
competitive levels.
12. Q.   What steps has UBC taken with regard to provincial student aid?
A.   We have encouraged the provincial government to introduce a major new
student aid program. This was done in 1987-88. In 1989-90 UBC handled
$30.0 million of B.C. Student Assistance, Canada Student Loan, and other
provincial assistance.
13. Q.  What assistance does UBC provide directly for undergraduate student
scholarships and bursaries?
A.   In the 1988-89 session, from endowment and trust funds, UBC provided
approximately $1.9 million in scholarships and bursaries to all students.
The endowment funds supporting undergraduate awards now total $23
million. Approximately $450,000 is awarded each year in UBC funded
student loans. The development campaign is raising substantial
endowments to provide additional scholarship and bursary assistance to a
wide range of students. These funds privately raised are being matched
by the provincial government. There is also a new Canada scholarship
program that in 1989-90 provided $400,000 to students in science and
engineering.
From the operating budget UBC provided a total budget of $1.7 million
for undergraduate scholarships and for undergraduate and graduate
bursaries in 1988-89. In 1989-90 we allocated an additional $300,000 from
the operating fund to the bursary program and started to assign $100,000
a year of parking fine money to endow a bursary program that is
eventually scheduled to reach a level of $1,000,000.
Since 1988-89 the province has matched all endowed scholarships that
were provided for undergraduates. This alone led to an endowment base
increase of $1.0 m. This is entirely separate from campaign matched
donations. A four-year summary for student awards is shown below.
14. Q.   Does UBC provide work opportunities for undergraduate students?
A.   We administer about $1,000,000 from the provincial work-study program.
In addition to this many units on campus (e.g. Athletics, AMS, Library,
Student Housing, Food Services etc.) provide direct part-time work
opportunities estimated at several million dollars per year.
15. Q.  What provision is made to support graduate students?
A.   Sources of support include internal fellowships and teaching assistantships
both from the operating budget and research assistantships from research
grants and contracts. There are also a number of endowed scholarships and
awards as well as fellowship support from external bodies such as NSERC,
CIDA and many others. The total expenditure in these categories in the 1988-
89 fiscal year was approximately $22.4 million.
In 1989-90 an additional $1,000,000 was added to the graduate fellowship
budget and $750,000 was added to the teaching assistantship budget.
Graduate awards are also a target of the fund raising campaign and we are
having considerable success in this. These endowments are matched by the
provincial government.
16. Q.   Is there a financial advantage to individual students because they have
graduated from university?
A.   The unemployment rate among university graduates is much lower than it is
for non-graduates. It has been estimated that (including the effect of foregone
income during the student years) the rates of return on the "investment" in
tuition is 10% per year. This is a remarkable return on investment indeed for
those who are privileged to attend university.
17. Q.   How do the people of British Columbia feel about tuition?
A.   A recent public opinion poll shows that 83% believe that students should pay
tuition. 66% believe that the present tuition level is about right or even too
low.
18. Q.  Where can I learn more about the question of tuition in Canadian
universities?
A.   David Stager published a book in 1989 called "Focus on Fees" on behalf of the
Council of Ontario Universities. This book examines many aspects of the
tuition question. A major conclusion is that tuition levels have very little effect
on accessibility to university. In fact the mix of the population that attends
university is almost the same whether there is no tuition, whether it is as low
as in Quebec or as high as it is in the Maritimes.
19. Q.  How is the fund raising campaign helping students?
A.   About half of the $132 million target will provide new academic buildings -
including a new library and a new Centre for the Creative and Performing
Arts. This will include studios and spaces for the Fine Arts departments.
Independently of the campaign the provincial government has included three
buildings that will be funded in the five year government plan. These include
Forestry Science, Advanced Materials, and a Centre for Integrated Computer
Systems at a further cost of %75 million. All of these will provide new spaces
for students and faculty for teaching and research. In addition, government
has approved the funding for a student services complex to be built adjacent
to Brock Hall. We expect to start construction in the Summer/Fall of 1990.
The other half of the campaign, about $66 million, will largely fund endowed
chairs and endowed scholarships and bursaries. Already we have
commitments that will lead eventually to 20 endowed chairs in all parts of the
university. Some gifts of equipment are also being received. Private donors
have been encouraged in their giving by the provincial matching program and
in general have been pleased to have their gifts allocated to the priorities that
were established by the university, in consultation with faculties and
departments. The Case Statement includes stated needs in all parts ofthe
university.
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
STUDENT AWARD STATISTICS & EXPENDITURES FROM ALL SOURCES
(BY ACADEMIC YEARS)
Number*      Expendi-      Number of    Expendi-      Number of    Expendi-      BCSAP        BCSAP        Numbers      Expendi-
of Students   tureon        Students on hire on        Univ.           tureon        Appfi-          Amount       of Work-      tureson
on              Scholar-       Bursaries     Bursaries     loans to       Univ.           cations                          study          Work-
Scholarship ships                                            students      Loans                                           Awards       study
1,626            $1,900,727     1,308            $1,530,771     527               $368,916       5,431             $19,733,573   598               $599,250
1,830            2,147,600      1,252            1,520,125      585               397,957         5,309            21,442,476     731               734,414
1,697            2,162,569      1,194            1,449,615      744               558,848         5,489            23,634,540     760               867,000
1,835            2,298,480      1,072            1,303,512      625               453,133         5,546            25,824,661     792               992,633
* Note: Excludes graduate fellowships and a few minor graduate scholarships.             "    More than 90% of thss was spent for undergraduate
Total
Numbers
of
Awards
9590
9707
9884
9870
Total
Amount
(Loans plus
bursaries &
scholar-ships)
24,133,237
26,242,572
28,672,572
30,872,419"
- awards.
STUDENT AWARD ENDOWMENTS
(GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE - INCLUDING THE KILLAM FELLOWSHIP FUND)
Fiscal Year
Endowment Principal
Expenditures
(March 31)
($ million)
($ million)
(NOTE: A part of the income from the Killam Fellowship Fund is also used
for Senior Research Fellows and Killam Post-Doctoral Fellowships. In 1988-
1985-86
$24.38
$2.33
89, the principal amount of the Killam Fellowship Fund was approximately
1986-87
29.85
2.37
$13 million, with an expenditure of $1.13 million.   Over 60% of this
1987-88
34.04
2.65
expenditure was on graduate student fellowships).
1988-89
36.04
2.86
January 23,1990
THE UBYSSEY/5 M
B
A
INFORMATION SESSION
cGill University
Faculty of Management
■■■*.**.
Located in Montreal, a multicultural business centre-
Graduate business education with a focus in international
business. Represented by our diverse Faculty. 24 percent
international enrollment, and European exchange programs.
The emergence ot the Pacific Rim as a dominant force in the
world economy represents a significant challenge to today's
business manager. Responding to this challenge. McGill is
offering a joint MBA/Asian studies program.
Meet representatives of our program on Thursday, 25 January,
Student Union Bldg., Room 209. Presentations at 10:00 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m.
Should yuu be unable to attend but wish to receive our brochure, vvrite or phone the MBA
Admissions Office. McGill University. 1001 Sherbrooke Street Wesl. Montreal. Quebec
HAA 105. Telephone (5 141 39S-4066.
NEWS
GST hits student pocketbook
SCIENCE WEEK
EXTRAVAGANZA
DANCE
FRIDAY JANUARY 26th
8:00 pm - 12 am
SUB BALLROOM
LIVE BAND - XYZ
BZZR $1.00      No Minors
by Ita Kendall
MONTREAL (CUP) — If you're
still groaning over the cost of your
textbooks this year, just wait until
next January.
In 1991, the federal government's proposed goods and services tax (GST) will push the price
of textbooks, books and magazines
up by at least seven per cent—the
first time in Canadian history the
publishing industry has faced
taxes. Canadian books will cost as
much as 12 per cent more.
The proposed GST legislation, introduced Dec. 19, is a seven
per cent tax which will be added to
goods and services at the retail
level and is designed to replace the
hidden manufacturer's sales tax
(MST) of 13.5 per cent which is
tacked onto about one-third of
Canadian manufactured goods
before they reach the consumer.
According to the federal finance department the GST is
expected to generate $18 billion in
revenue which is what the MST
brings in  now. However critics
* 8:00- 8:30 pm is
Happy Half-Hour
when Bzzr is 2 for 1
Tix. $4.00 from:
AMS Box Office or
Chemistry 160
• 228-4235
DUTHIE
BOOKS
ANNUAL SALE
JAN.   25,   26,   27   &   28
2 0%OFF
(])        AT  ALL  BRANCHES        Q
Downtown Main Store 919 Robson St
Mon - Fri 9-9, Sat 9-6, Sun noon - 5
684-4496
Manhattan Books & Magazines
• French Books • 1089 Robson St
Mon - Wed 9-9,Thu & Fri 9-10, Sat 9-10, Sun 10-6 681-9074
University Branch 4444 W. 10 th Ave
Mon - Fri 9:30-9, Sat 9:30-6, Sun noon - 5 224-7012
Arbutus Shopping Centre      4255 Arbutus St
Mon-Wed 9:30-6,Thu & Fri 9:30-9, Sat 9:30-6, Sun noon-5 738-1833
Technical/Professional
Mon - Sat 9-5
1701 W. 3rd Ave
732-1448
Fax: (604) 732-3765
Please note: Special orders, reservations and magazines
are regular prices
6/THE UBYSSEY
argue the tax is compounded and
is paid on new books and then
again when those books are resold.
Concern over the effect the
tax will have on the Canadian publishing industry has prompted
publishers and booksellers to form
the Don't Tax Reading Coalition.
The Toronto-based coalition
is lobbying the government to
exempt the Canadian publishing
industry from the GST, as well as
encouraging other groups, including students, to join the fight
against the tax.
"Students will be hit hardest
by this tax," said David Hunt,
spokesperson for the coalition.
"They spend more on books, magazines and newspapers than anyone else. Students can't refuse to
buy compulsory textbooks just
because the prices go up."
"The increase in book prices
due to the GST will reduce demand for books and will lead to
smaller print runs, smaller or nonexistent profits," Hunt said. "This
will force publishers to raise prices
by more than seven per cent just to
make up for lost sales."
The average student with five
courses spends $400-500 on books,
according to Lina Lipscombe,
manager ofthe Concordia University's bookstore. When the tax
kicks in, that will go up to between
$428 and $560.
"What really infuriates me is
that the government is showing all
this concern about literacy and
then they tax books," Lipscombe
said. "Books are a need, not a luxury."
"The government is taxing
education."
Lipscombe says the Canadian
books, which make up approximately 25 to 30 per cent of the
texts in university bookstores, are
particularly vulnerable to the tax.
And students buy a bigger proportion of Canadian books than the
general public.
"Students will be paying the
tax and the increased prices while
other consumers will buy American or not buy at all," Hunt said.
REFERENDUM: "That the AMS Bylaw 4 be amended from:    Jan. 29,30,311990
DO NOT FOLD BALLOTS.
BYIAW 4: REFERENDUM
1. A referendum for the society shall be called by the President upon:
(a) a Resolution of Council; or
(b) a petition duly signed by five percent (5%) of the active members or one
thousand (1000) active members, whichever is the lesser number, evidencing their
Registration Numbers, and delivered to the Vice-President.
2. The text of the referendum shall be drafted to ensure that the question is capable
of being answered "yes" or "no" and if in the opinion of Council a petition for a
referendum does not meet this requirement, Council shall forthwith refer the
referendum to the Court to prepare a clear and unambiguous question.
3. Subject to Bylaw 4(5), a referendum shall be put to the members not less than ten
(10) days and not more than thirty (30) days after the passing of a Resolution of
Council calling for the referendum or the submission to the Vice-President of a
petition referred to in Bylaw 4(l)(b), or not less than ten (10) and not more than
thirty (30) days after the Court supplies Council with a suitable text for the question
if the referendum is referred to the Court in accordance with Bylaw 4(2).
4. A referendum ofthe Society shall, subject to these Bylaws, be acted upon by
the Society where:
(a) a majority, or such greater percentage as may be required by the
Society Act, ofthe votes cast support the referendum; and
(b) the number of votes cast supporting the referendum is equal to or
greater than ten (10) percent ofthe active members ofthe Society who are
Day Members at the Point Grey Campus ofthe University.
5. No referendum shall be held except during the School Year.
TO READ:
BYIAW 4: REFERENDUM
1. A referendum for the society shall be called by the President upon:
(a) a Resolution of Council; or
(b) a petition duly signed by five percent (5%) of the active members or one
thousand (1000) active members, whichever is the lesser number, evidencing their
Registration Numbers, and delivered to the Vice-President.
2. The text of the referendum shall be drafted to ensure that the question is capable
of being answered "yes" or "no" and if in the opinion of Council a petition for a
referendum does not meet this requirement, Council shall forthwith refer the
referendum to the Court to prepare a clear and unambiguous question.
3. Subject to Bylaw 4(5), a referendum shall be put to the members not less than ten
(10) days and not more than thirty (30) days after the passing of a Resolution of
Council calling for the referendum or the submission to the Vice-President of a
petition referred to in Bylaw 4(l)(b), or not less than ten (10) and not more than
thirty (30) days after the Court supplies Council with a suitable text for the question
if the referendum is referred to the Court in accordance with Bylaw 4(2).
4. A referendum ofthe Society shall, subject to these Bylaws, be acted upon by
the Society where:
(a) a majority, or such greater percentage as may be required by the
Society Act, of the votes cast in the affirmative, and
Ob) the number of votes cast in the referendum is equal to or greater than
ten (10) percent ofthe active members ofthe Society.
5. No referendum shall be held except during the School Year.
Note:    This referendum will be held in conjunction with the AMS Executive
Elections from January 29th to 31st, 1990."
PLEASE PLACE AN "X" IN THE BOX OF YOUR CHOICE.
January 23,1990 NEWS
Perry wants frank talk on AIDS
by Rebecca Bishop
and Dania Sheldon
Two controversial videos on
AIDS that were shelved by the
federal and provincial government last summer were recently
played to UBC students.
Dr. Tom Perry, NDP Vancouver-Point Grey MLA, spoke informally to about 75 students in the
SUB's conversation pit last Tuesday and presented the "Always" ad
and a film called "Talkin' About
AIDS".
The one-minute "Always" ad
which was produced by the B.C.
Ministry of Healthfor $65,000 was
shelved by Premier Vander Zalm
and Health Minister Peter Dueck,
who felt it was "just an ad for
condoms."
But Perry said the purpose of
the ad was not to hype condoms: "It
was explicitly designed by the
Ministry of Health to encourage
young people to protect themselves from STD's and AIDS.
In the ad, a teenage guy gets
ready for a date and picks up some
condoms at the drug store. His
date receives a condom from a
girlfriend. Rock celebrity Colin
James urges the viewer to "Do
yourself a favour and play it safe."
The ad is short, visually succinct and demonstrates that safe
sex practices can be a normal part
of life.
Last August, Cineplex Odeon
Theatres, which planned to play
the ad, received a fax stating they
would be violating copyright laws
if they ran the ad.
Though copyright does not
apply to items of public property,
the Socreds have remained un-
changedin their ban ofthe ad, and
the ad is still not played in B.C.
theatres.
According to Vander Zalm's
address to the province in his
video-taped speech last Wednesday, "It should be the responsibility of parents and neighbourhoods
to educate children [about AIDS]."
"[Vander Zalm] is like an ostrich with his head in the sand. He
doesn't seem to be able to come to
grips with the fact that students
are sexually active," said Perry.
"It is inappropriate to leave it
up to the biases of school boards or
religious authorities. The state or
government have the responsibility to provide frank and accurate
information to young people."
Like the Socreds, the federal
government was similarly uncomfortable with a 26 minute video
completed in July, 1989, made for
distribution with accompanying
written information to schools thi s
February.
Perry was told by several
sources that Perrin Beatty (then
minister of health) held it in his
office for two months in the fall.
"He apparently was embarrassed by the scene in which a
comedian tried wrestling a condom onto a penis," said Perry.
Beatty has since denied that
this was the reason he held the
video, but that it was because he
was waiting for the accompanying
written material.
"What we are really lacking at
the federal and provincial level is a
sense of urgency in dealing with
the AIDS epidemic. It is important
for politicians to be frank and
honest on health issues," said
Perry.
Perry said the video should
have been released immediately.
The "Talkin' About AIDS"
video is commendable for its
upfront, unaffected and powerful
treatment of a very broad range of
AIDSrelatedissues. In addition to
a condom sketch, there were
dramatizations, individual perspectives from young adults, a
humorous cartoon dispelling "stupid AIDS rumours" and thoughts
from three persons with the HIV
virus.
All of these components were
exceptionally well-presented, but
particularly poignant were the
segments of a 17-year-old performer who, after sharing a needle
with his buddy to shoot cocaine,
contracted HIV, and an older
woman who, at the funerals of
friends who died from AIDS, inevitably began speculating about
who among her friends would be
the next to die.
Perry told students that unless they know for sure that every
one of their partner's partners
were uninfected, and all of their
partners, and so on and so on, they
must be aware that it takes six to
eight months before antibodies to
the virus become detectable by the
standard HIV test.
"Talkin' About AIDS" is avail-
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The Good,    The Bad     and The Ugly
by Rick Hiebert
DAVID SUZUKI, of our
own Department of
Zoology and the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation (The
Nature of Things), sometimes
doesn't take kindly to criticism of
his books.
The celebrity environmentalist recently stopped funding two
scholarships to Carleton University's journalism school because
he was miffed at the negative review given to another of his
books by a freelancing Carleton
professor.
In a letter last year to the
school, Suzuki wrote he was
upset by some "most unpleasant"
and "uncalled for" criticisms.
"[T]hat is his prerogative,"
Suzuki wrote in his letter, "but I
don't see why I should continue
to support students in a faculty
with such a puerile manner."
Suzuki has every right to defend himself against unfair or
fair criticism, yet his recent
escapade points out a disquieting
tendency in his latest book
Inventing The Future.
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Inventing The Future:
Reflections On Science,
Technology and Nature
By David Suzuki
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This collection of Suzuki's
recent columns in The Toronto
Star and The Globe and Mail is
in many ways thoughtful and
intelligent.
Suzuki is a gifted scientist.
What makes him special is his
compassion toward the environment and nature, and his intense
desire to share his knowledge
with a large portion of society.
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Suzuki's writing is clear and
his topics are interesting. His
discussions of ways to share
scientific knowledge with
children, the role of science in
society and history, and the
societal role of universities are
informative and thoughtful.
We need more concerned,
caring scientists like Dr. Suzuki,
who cares more about people
than test tubes.
Suzuki writes that he tends
to "emphasize the destructive
consequences of scientific
discovery." This provides some
advantages and disadvantages.
It's good to see some writing
on the negative role of science.
When reading about the evils of
Nazi scientists and the looney-
toon racial theories of Canadian
scientist Phillipe Rushton,
Suzuki's role as a "devil's
advocate" for science works well
in showing the frailties of human
thinking.
However, Suzuki's collection
of columns appears predictable
in some places. In concentrated
doses, Suzuki sometimes sounds
as if he can write on auto-pilot.
He writes politically correct
approaches to ecological issues
without considering other points
of view. In a phrase, Suzuki may
occasionally be prey to intellectual arrogance.
This can be problematic. The
average reader may agree with
much of what Suzuki has to say,
but be turned off by Suzuki's
attitude. Perhaps he can adapt
his polemical style to concentrate
on teaching and persuading his
readership with a subtler
approach.
It would truly be a shame if
people didn't carefully consider
what Suzuki has to say, for it is
important. If the general public
doesn't listen to him, it won't do
our future any good.
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I'm only a book reviewer.
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January 23,1990
January 23,1990
THE UBYSSEY/9 SPORTS
UBC on track for nationals
by John Newlands
UBC's track and field athletes are
striving to achieve CIAU standard in their
event and qualify for the CIAU national
meet to be held in Winnipeg in March.
To date, only a handful have made it.
On January 9-10, the UBC team competed successfully at their second meet of
the year at the Alberta Golden Bear Invitational in Edmonton.
The women were led by the stellar
performance of Erika Forster, who won the
triple jump with a leap of 12.08 m. In addition to making the CIAU standard, she also
broke her own mark of 11.87m which won
last year's nationals.
The rookie Susan Chalmers, also managed to make standard in the 1000 meter
event running away from the field with a
winning time of 2 min 56.55 sec. She also
placed a respectable fourth in the 1500m
race.
Derek Hansen and Byron Jack, who
have already qualified for nationals, toyed
with the field in the triple jump, but kept it
interesting for each other as they duelled for
top spot. Hansen edged Jack on his last
jump with a leap of 14.07m to take first,
while Byron settled for second with a jump
of 14.02m.
The field events continue to be an area
of strength for the UBC team as David
Graves placed third in the shot put with a
throw of 14.22m and Andrew McFarlane
placed third in the high jump with a leap of
2.01m. Both Graves andMcFarlane have already qualified for nationals.
The men's middle-distance team is
having trouble making the grade, but they
are picking up momentum. Al Klassen,
having just returned from  a Common
wealth Games Training Camp in San Diego, cruised to an easy victory in the mile
with a time of 4:13.25.
And Tom Girard, who has been a pleasant surprise this season, finished third in
the 1000m race with a time of 2:29.85. He
narrowly missed standard by two tenths of
a second placing fourth in the 600 m. race
with a time of 1:21.35.
The men's 4x 200 relay team also had a
good meet placing a close third with a time
of 1:35.53. They were beaten by two strong
Alberta Club teams but blew away the
three university clubs in the race.
February will provide the litmus test
for the rest of the team who desperately
have to pull off some good performances in
order to go to the CIAU nationals in Winnipeg March 9th and 10th.
The month will begin with the UBC
invitational February 3-4 at Minoru Park.
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Swim'Birds swamp the Clan
The UBC men's and women's swim
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Simon Fraser in a dual meet on Friday
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The UBC teams overwhelmed the
Clan with the men winning by a 77-15
score and the women by 70-25.
The UBC dominance in the men's
competition was so thorough that the T-
Birds won every race, including 1-2-3
finishes in three of them.
The women were just as strong winning 10 of 11 races from the Clan including all three relay events.
Next action for the Swim'Birds
comes this weekend when both the men
and women travel to the University of
Puget Sound for a dual meet against the
Loggers on January 26.
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10/THE UBYSSEY
January 23,1990 SPORTS
Vikings thump Volleybird on island
by Wayne King
After a stormy weekend of
volleyball action on Vancouver
Island, the UBC men's and
women's teams are happy to be
back on the mainland as both
teams were swept in their series
by their ungracious host, the University of Victoria Vikettes and
Vikings.
The losses put the Thunderbird women up against the wall as
they chase down a playoff position
in the tough Canada West conference. The men suffered their first
losses ofthe season.
Friday's women's match saw
the nationally number one ranked
Thunderbirds narrowly defeated
by the number three ranked
Vikettes by a score of 3-2.
The score in the first and last
game ofthe match was indicative
of the play between the evenly
matched rivals as Victoria narrowly defeated UBC 17-15 in both
games.
UBC bounced back from the
opening game loss by taking the
second and third games of the
match by scores of 15-9 and 15-8
before the Vikettes tied it at two
games apiece with a 15-11 victory.
The Vikettes triumphed in the
finale coming from behind as the
Thunderbirds were unable to put
them away.
Saturday's match opened in
much the same manner with the
first game going 16-14 score in
favor of Victoria. UBC bounced
back in the second game winning
15-4 but from there on it was all
Victoria as they took the next two
games by identical 15-10 scores.
"They've   really   come   into
their own since Christmas and are
now playing up to their expectations," said UBC head coach
Donna Baydock.
The losses- dropped UBC into
third place in the Canada West
with a record of eight wins and
four losses behind Victoria and the
University of Calgary who are tied
atop the conference with nine wins
and three losses.
The UBC-UVic rivalry featured the meeting of the Cepe-
liauskas sisters on opposite sides
of the net.
Lisa Cepeliauskas, a former
national team member, is in her
second year as Victoria's setter
and played a key role in the
Vikette victories. Her sister
Sarah, who now in her second year
as the Thunderbird's middle
blocker, has followed up on her
outstanding Canada West all-star
rookie season and led UBC to their
first place ranking (before the
Victoria match).
In men's action the Vikings
played inspired volleyball handing UBC their first two Canada
West losses of the season.
On Friday UVic downed the
Thunderbirds by a score of 3-1.
"Victoria always comes to play
against us," explained UBC head
coach Dale Ohman.
UVic took the first game of
Friday's match by a score of 15-9
before but UBC bounced back
taking the second game 15-8.
From then on it was all Victoria as
the Vikings won the next two
games by identical 15-12 scores.
UVic was powered by John Bris-
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The Vikings dominated Saturday's match and shut out the
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Birds upset Vikettes
by Michael Booth
More than thirteen years of
futility has finally ended.
Friday's 74-70 UBC victory
over the University of Victoria
Vikettes marked the first time the
Thunderbirds have defeated the
Vikings since Kathy Shields
started coaching the Vikettes thirteen years ago.
The two teams split their two
games as UVIC came back to win a
61-58 squeaker on Saturday.
"It's the best feeling of any
game this year," said fourth-year
UBC guard Val Philpot of Friday's
win. "When I first started playing
we would lose by 40 to 50 points; it
was a humiliation to play them.
Now we are playing in their
league."
Friday's game featured fast-
paced action right from the start.
UBC matched UVIC point for
point until Philpot sank a shot at
the halftime buzzer to give the T-
Birds a 35-32 lead.
The second half featured end-
to-end action as the two teams
took turns scoring in bunches.
UBC finally took the lead for good
when centre Dorit Ahlborn scored
on two free throws with 59 seconds
left in the game. Forward Jana
Jordan added two more free
throws and UBC's Victoria
drought was over.
Fourth-year T-Bird guard
Sue Macpherson led all scorers on
the night with 19 points while
forward Kelly Boucher paced the
UVIC attack with 17.
The heady taste of victory
may still have been weighing
heavily on the T-Bird's minds
when they took to the court for
Saturday's rematch. The T-Birds
started slowly and UVIC wasted
no time in taking advantage of
UBC's sluggishness.
The Vikettes played strongly
in the first half and only T-Bird
forward Tessa Valg's 14 points
kept UBC from being behind by
more than six points at the half.
UVIC came out flying in the
second half and built up a healthy
14 point lead before Philpot and
Valg led a UBC charge. The T-
Birds pulled within one point but
it was not enough as the Vikettes
held on for a tough 61-58 win.
Philpot finished with 22
points on the night while Boucher
led Victoria with 14.
Shields complimented UBC
for their play but still was not
satisfied with the weekend's results.
Tm happy to have gotten one
win but I wish we had gotten two,"
Shields said. "Tonight (Saturday)
we rebounded well and played our
game. We used our size in rebounding   and   our   perimeter
shooting."
UBC head coach Misty Thomas agreed that UVIC's rebounding dominance was critical and
noted that the T-Birds need to play
a full 40 minutes to be successful.
"We got killed on the boards,"
Thomas said. "They have strong
players and do a lot of pushing and
shoving underneath. If we had
neutralized them, boxed them out,
some of those boards would have
been ours."
"I think we can play with
anybody, we just have to play 40
minutes to be successful."
Next action for the women's
basketball squad comes this weekend when they host the second
place University of Lethbridge
Pronghorns.
"Those are big games for us,"
Thomas said. "We had two close
games with them in Lethbridge
and they are currently in second
place. Again, if we can put in a full
40 minutes a game, we can beat
them."
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The UBC Thunderbird's modest three game winning streak
came to an abrupt end with a pair
of heartbreaking one goal losses at
the hands of the hometown University of Alberta Golden Bears.
The T-Bird hockey team lost
5-4 in overtime on Friday night before being edged 4-3 on Saturday.
The two losses, coupled with Regina's 6-2 win over Saskatchewan
Friday puts UBC three points
behind Regina in the race for the
final Canada West playoff spot.
"We didn't deserve the second
one but we should have won on
Friday," said UBC coach Terry
O'Malley. "We had two breakaways and a clean shot from the slot
in the final minute but didn't connect."
The line of Rob Whiton, Scott
Rawson and Dave Cannon was hot
for the T-Birds on Friday. All three
linemates scored once and centre
Grant Delcourt added another as
the T-Birds forced the second
place Golden Bears into overtime.
In overtime, Alberta forward
Todd Goodwin broke through the
UBC defense on a breakaway and
scored on goaltender Ray Woodley
to give the Golden Bears the victory.
The T-Birds did not play as
well in Saturday night's game but
goaltender Ray Woodley kept
UBC alive in what turned out to be
a close checking game.
"We were not as strong on
Saturday," O'Malley said. "Woodley kept us active. It was 3-3 until
they scored at the two and a half
minute mark ofthe third and then
it stayed 4-3 the rest ofthe way."
Rawson, Delcourt, and forward Rich Dusevic all scored for
the T-Birds in Saturdays game.
Next up for the hockey squad
is a critical pair of games with the
third place Uni versity of Manitoba
Bisons.
"Regina and Saskatchewan
split their games so that puts more
emphasis on the Manitoba series,"
O'Malley said. "Manitoba has a
good speedy team. We're going to
have to get to their goalie, match
their speed, and do some hitting."
The action takes place this
Saturday and Sunday at Thunderbird arena. Saturday's game
starts at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday's
face off goes at 1:00 p.m.
12/THE UBYSSEY
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Remember them
It seems that the AMS student's council just doesn't get the
message these days. First, they
voted overwhelmingly not to press
charges agianst Karl Kottmeier
on January 10th, but after having
had a week to reconsider their
decision and after much student
outcry, they reaffirmed the motion
against letting legal charges run
their course.
While attending last Wednesday's council meeting, I noted that
the vote was much closer, but I
was angered that a number of
council members voted the way
that they did. Specifically, why did
two of our AMS presidential candidates, namely Kurt Preinsperg
and Andrew Hicks, vote not once,
but twice against having
Kottmeier charged?
Obviously, these two are out
of touch with how a majority of this
campus feels about this issue. I
encourage all students to display
their anger with Preinsperg and
Hicks, not by yelling and screaming any more but by showing your
displeasure at the polling station
next week.
Jamie Greenough
Arts 3
Kurt replies
"You're running for AMS
President, Kurt. How come you're
not slamming Karl as hard as you
can? It'll get you a lot of votes."
Friends asked me this question; but given my position, I want
to share my answer with other
students as well.
The real question is: what
punishment fits Karl's crime?
Karl's punishment so far includes
loss of his position, loss of a $ 2000
honorarium and utter disgrace.
His letter of resignation expressed
deep shame. His life is in
shambles.
Different people may draw
the line differently, but somewhere the punishing must stop.
Since Student Council passed
strict new controls to prevent private use of student money, it's
questionable whether taking Karl
to court will do any good, except to
satisfy retributive impulses.
There're student politicians
who sincerely believe that Karl
should be tried and convicted, and
I respect their sincere belief. I bow
to the sincere beliefs of a democratic majority. But some student
politicians want to get political
mileage out of this case.
We're deciding the fate of a
terribly troubled 22 year-old fellow student. Revoking a promise
of charity, not because the facts
have changed, but because aspiring AMS executives can score political points, strikes me as cruelly
hypocritical, opportunistic and
detestable.
God help the AMS if these
single-issue opportunists get
elected!
Kurt Preinsperg
Board of Governors Rep
Law students
upset
We are outraged by the decision ofthe AMS to reject a motion
to press criminal charges against
former Director of Finance, Karl
Kottmeier.
As an executive member ofthe
AMS, Mr. Kottmeier owed afiduci-
ary duty to the Society. In addition
to his legal duties, he had a moral
obligation to act in the best interests of the students, and to carry
out his duties in good faith.
Since no one is disputing the
claim that Mr. Kottmeier misap
propriated AMS funds for his own
uses, he is clearly in breach of his
fiduciary duties. At worst he may
be criminally liable for his actions.
It is not a defence to assert no
wrong-doing simply because partial restitution has been made.
Indeed, full restitution with interest is, at this point, immaterial
(although that may be a relevant
factor when imposing a penalty).
It is our position that Mr.
Kottmeier should be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law. His
actions were reprehensible and by
failing to take strong action
against Mr. Kottmeier, the AMS in
fact encourages similar abuses in
the future. The AMS Executive
failed to discharge its obligation to
act in the best interests of the
students at large.
In response to the comment of
the Board of Governors, student
representative, Tim Bird, that if
the AMS had voted to press
charges they would have "in effect,
convicted him (Kottmeier)", we
find this remark completely absurd and without foundation. Is
Bird suggesting that Kottmeier
would be denied a fair trial? This
issue is a matter to be decided by
an objective and impartial tribunal and certainly not by the AMS
Executive.
We hope that the motivation
behind this decision was not predicated on a desire to shelter the
AMS Executive from further embarrassment in light ofthe recent
inconsistencies found in their accounting procedures.
In conclusion, we strongly
urge the AMS to reconsider its
decision.
Diana L. Dorey
Law IH
Tamara Hunter
Law HI
32 other signatures were affixed to this letter.
The Ubyssey Letters
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Be compassionate
In response to Dania Sheldon's letter in the Jan. 12 edition of
The Ubyssey.
Men should understand that
women are not just members ofthe
opposite sex but that they are
people with feelings that can be
hurt. I'm sure you guys all joke
about what happened in Montreal
but it isn't a laughing matter.
When are you going to realize that
these jokes make the problem
worse, not any better. The next
time you hear a joke or story which
degrades women, tell the person
that their opinion is wrong. Sure,
you won't look to macho in front of
the other guys, but who cares? Is
your ego so big that you won't help
someone else? This change in attitude will take time but it has to
start now. What happened in
Montreal is a tragedy but worse
still is those women will have died
for naught if we don't do anything
to erase our prejudice. Maybe, just
maybe in the not so distant future
we will live in a society in which
women can walk to the parking lot
without worry.
Wes Wong
Science 3
P.S. I'm sure all you men have
more ideas on how to help; act on
them, don't just think bout it. Just
Dolt.
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west cf the
Atlantic..."
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THE UBYSSEY/13 "Equality"?
Tomorrow night AMS external affairs coordinator Vanessa Geary will forth a motion to council that
hopes to protect women on this campus.
The motion would "ban" any materials or events
demeaning to women—like the Lady Godiva ride
among others. Why, asked many of the council
members, are not men included in such a motion?
Why, should they not be equally protected?
Council members want "men" included in the
motion to avoid "reverse discrimination." They want
"equality." The effect, however, would be to sap the
strength ofthe motion. Who doesn't oppose demeaning material to anyone? Except that Geary's motion
is meant to directly address the shit women have to
face. To amend the motion to include men is to
neuter the motion, and render it meaningless.
The key word is "equality". One statistic which
Geary quoted was that 10-12 women are sexually
assaulted every month at UBC. No such stats exist
for men. There is the perpetual threat hovering over
the shoulder of a woman walking home at night. Of
a woman walking anywhere at night. In their classrooms they are taught about "mankind" and "his-
story" which is written by and about men. The
motion speaks to an inequality that exists now.
Most men have never really felt this sexism
themselves in any real way. Sure, we all believe in
equality, but that inability to empathize directly
explains the insensitivity of the proposed amendment. If they are to have any role in redressing
sexual oppression, men must show support in those
things, like this motion, which are specifically aimed
at empowering women.
Vote, damn it!
During the recent BoG election only 4 of 1500
Gage residents made the supreme sacrifice of voting
at a poll they had to pass every day both coming and
going.
It's so easy for people to sit back and criticize the
way shit happens. Okay, fine. But, what are you prepared to do about it?
Ifyou are like nine-tenths ofthe student population of this university, you will do nothing.
How many of us can name the executive of this
year's council, or one of our thirty-odd council members? Do you know who your faculty rep is? Did you
know you have one?
Monday at 12:30 all of the candidates for next
year's AMS exec showed up at SUB concourse to talk
to students. About 100 students showed up to listen.
That's 100 out of some 30,000. One in every 300
students.
Okay, so not everybody was free Monday at
12:30. But you can read about your candidates in the
next issue of The Ubyssey, and you can do it any time
you feel like it. It'll take about fifteen minutes.
So, think about it for another, gosh five or ten
minutes, and drop a ballot off on your way home.
We're talking thirty minutes, tops.
Ifyou can't be bothered, don'tbitch and complain
next year when you get another RecFac, another
audit scandal or a BlueChip, because ifyou couldn't
get off your ass to make a difference, we don't want
to hear about it.
Of course, you could always vote.
theUbyssey
January 21,1990
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Escape from this time and space to everywhere and everything else
so Nadene went forward to February, Kei th focussed and appeared
at Haight and Ashbury, Joe flowed over to Gage (yes that one),
Franka eluded herself with her sleep, Martin floated into his
smoke-filled jazz joint, Rebecca flew to Peru and Paul's dream of a
Shining Path, Ted seeped into his deprivation at the Bulldog Cafe
Dutchland, Ernie Stelzer reemerged as Herniaselzer, Dave vacated himself via Georgia, Chung, Mike and Dale split towards the
North Shore(tube and 20 ft dreams), Joanne, Hao and Mark eluded
the daily deluge of depression and diverged towards the Rotten
Apple (cesspool of desire, tasty delights), Greg, Yukie, and Ricky
escaped benignly trailer park express, Wayne King, Patrisha
Edwards and Dania Sheldon stayed because this became their
time, space and reality. Hopefully well all find ours..
Joe Altwasser
Nadene Rehnby
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Some animal
research facts
J.T. Binfefs letter in
the January 5th Ubyssey is
fascinating. Binfet has
implied that the SPCA supplies UBC research labs
with animals. When the
SPCA was informed of this
they were both surprised
and upset. I suggest that
before making a statement
about an organization one
should contact the organization in question.
I would like to take this
opportunity to present up a
few facts. First, approximately 90% of the animals
used for research purposes
at UBC are rodents that are
bred specifically for this
purpose. It is therefore
puzzling that most animal
rights groups talk about
research on dogs, cats and
monkeys (e.g. Lifeforce's
campaign against some vision research being done on
campus) when these animals together, make up only
about 1% of the animals
used for research purposes
on this campus. Is it possible that animal rights
groups are trying to sway
people's opinions about biomedical research with
emotional arguments about
cuddly animals? I guess
rats and mice don't have
enough public appeal. Second, for all of you post card
writers, I have a news flash.
Dr. Nedim Buyukmihci, the
scientific "expert" Lifeforce
claims does not approve of
the vision research going on
at UBC, is an animal rights
activist. Therefore, he cannot have an unbiased opinion regarding the scientific
validity of such research.
I ask you to consider
one more point. J.T. Binfet
writes, "...we simply refuse
to blindly allow individuals
like yourself hiding behind
cloaks of science to exploit
animals in repetitive and
painful experiments", yet
he/she doesn't have any idea
what my research entails, of
its value or if it involves
painful procedures (it
doesn't). I expected that
someone with the benefits of
a university education
would want to be well in
formed before condemning
something—I guess I was
wrong.
Name Withheld
Graduate Studies
Dermott
fallacious
The AMS Women's
Committee would like to
respond to the letter of Cedric Conan Dermott of Jan. 5.
His letter was incorrect on a
number of points. First, the
vigil held at SUB at 12:30,
Dec 11 was organized by a
number of women and
groups, not the Office for
Women Students. Secondly, the posters invited all
students to the vigil, not just
women, men or any other
group. The invitation to
speak at the vigil was extended to a number of faculty and student groups.
Those who responded were
all women. After the speakers the mike was opened to
anyone who wished to
speak. Women and men
were explicitly asked to
speak. Finally, had Mr.
Dermott actually kttended
the vigil, he would have
known that it was attended
(despite the posters in SUB
being ripped down within
hours) by humans of both
genders who had who had
come to express their grief
and rage at the Montreal
murders.
Vett Lloyd
AMS Women's
Committee
Ecopuritanism
and you
Well, Tonya
Zadorozny's ugly little missive in the January 9th
Ubyssey made quite an
impression on me. I feel
quite put in my place—far
below the likes of cycling
supremacist/goddess-of-life
Tonya, down with the teeming "knobs"—you know, the
stupid ones. I can never
count myself among the
righteous, because I own,
and drive, a car.
Yes, I know what a bad
person I am. God knows I've
had it drummed into me by
the smug, snide letters from
bike riders that The Ubyssey seems to publish in ev
ery edition. Low as I am
upon the ecological evolutionary scale, I have two
things to say in my defence;
I live 28 kilometres from the
university, in an area that
has sporadic bus service. If
I were to ride my bike to my
8:30 class, I would have to
leave at 6:30 or earlier, and
brave some very scary
streets in order to reach my
goal. I do not think that
Tonya understands that
many of us knobs do not live
in Vancouver, and do not,
realistically, have the option of using morally superior transportation.
Actually, it's not the car
vs. bike argument that bothers me—it's the new ecopuritanism that I see all
around me. People like
Tonya seem to feel that because they count themselves as righteous they are
entitled to stomp on the
rights and feelings of those
who do not conform exactly
to their standards. Any
individual or group with an
outlook like that is wrong,
no matter how proper and
good the cause to which they
adhere. I love this planet,
and am involved in the recycling of reusable materials.
I carry a mug at all times, in
order to avoid creating excess waste. When I see
someone with a styrofoam
coffee cup I do not slap it out
of their hands in the name of
eco-morality. I don't assume that they are willfully
plotting to single-handedly
destroy the ozone layer, and
I don't write bitchy letters to
the editor in order to prove
my eco-superiority. Those
letters do not help people
change wasteful habits—
information does. Griping,
especially in a morally superior tone, inspires defiance.
Information inspires action.
Let us all do what we
can to help the environment. Those who, by fate of
circumstance, can do more,
should. But please, let's not
hear them lording it over
those who are at present
unable to live up to their
level. As my grandma used
to say, "You can catch more
flies with honey than with
vinegar."
Kimberley O'Donnell
Arts 4
PETA replies
A student at your university has mailed People
For The Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA) a copy of
the letter signed "Name
Withheld/ Graduate Studies" ("Animal righters
scary", Nov. 24), mentioning
PETA and other "animal-
rights organizations."
It is our belief that experiments on animals will
not help advance medical
progress. In countless
cases, cancer research and
drug testing have hurt
rather than helped the very
people they were supposed
to cure. Drugs that have
been "proven" safe in animal
tests cause everything from
dizziness to birth defects to
death in humans; other
drugs have caused problems
in nonhumans that have not
been shown in humans.
Penicillin kills guinea pigs
and aspirin is fatal to cats.
Even when substances
harm the animals killed to
test them, the drugs are often put on the market anyway, as was the case with
the acne medication Accutane.
There are a number of
alternatives to animal experiments. Clinical and
epidermiological studies
can be tremendously helpful
in showing researchers how
people can prevent illnesses. A high-fat, high
cholesterol diet, smoking,
and other environmental
factors contribute to the
majority of cases of cancer
and heart disease. In fact,
medical intervention has
much less effect on one's
health than the person's
diet, lifestyle, surroundings, and genetic makeup.
Many animal experiments
involve making animals
sick or addicted or injuring
them bodily in situations
that have little resemblance
to the conditions that
precede sickness in humans.
Medical progress need
not stop when the killing
stops.
Christine Jackson
PETA
Washington D.C.
14/THE UBYSSEY
January 23,1990 LiflfBS
Listen to victims
I am writing in response to
two letters in the Jan. 5, 1990
issue: Geer Blasts Geary Speech
and Exclusion of Men Miffs Human. The first letter was from an
engineering student (Name Withheld) who had attended a memorial service for the 14 women killed
in Montreal. The person in question felt Vanessa Geary's speech
was a mistake because mention of
the Godiva ride and the E.U.S.
publication was "bound to cause
resentment among people trying
to change, and more firmly entrench those who are not". I am
curious to know why people trying
to change would resent the comments about the Godiva ride and
the E.U.S. publications. Wouldn't
someone "trying to change" realize
that comments about sexism
within the engineering faculty are
general and are not directed at any
one individual? Apparently not.
Why is it that we cannot listen
to criticism about groups with
power and privilege when we belong to that group, especially when
the criticism is coming from the
people we are oppressing? This is
not restricted to one engineering
student having to listen to a
woman talk about sexism within
the engineering faculty. It includes white people not wanting to
hear how they oppress people of
color, non-gay people not wanting
to hear about gay rights, rich and
middle class people not wanting to
see how the system discriminates
against the poor, etc. If we stopped
feeling threatened and defensive
we could actually listen to what
was being said and think about
whether the criticism was legitimate. We could talk to the people
who are discriminated against
and begin to educate ourselves.
We might then be able to take the
next step: doing something about
the problem.
The engineering student who
wrote the letter might begin to
speak out for women within the
engineering faculty. Other engineering students might feel less
threatened and better able to accept this criticism because it is
coming from one of their own. The
letter-writer could start an unlearning sexism workshop, persuade the people who publish the
E.U.S. to leave out offensive material, or lobby for an end to the
Godiva ride. The possibilities are
endless, but it requires the first
step of self education and listening
to criticism.
In the second letter, Exclusion of Men Miffs Human, Mr.
Dermott claims that the Women
Students Office did not invite men
to a memorial service held on
campus (Dec. 11) for the women
killed in Montreal. In reality, the
memorial service was open to
anyone who wanted to go. However, the fact that Mr. Dermott felt
excluded is important and I wish
to address it.
It is interesting that many
men who claim to favour equality
between men and women do not
understand the need for women
only space or events. Women-only
space is about women coming together and not about the exclusion
of men, although you cannot have
one without the other. It is women
talking about their problems, expressing their anger, building
their self-esteem, and developing
a support group in an environment
where there is understanding. It
is unfortunate that providing a
safe space for women is perceived
as "reverse sexism".
Mr. Dermott writes that "the
violence which was directed at the
women of the University was
wrong, not because it stemmed
from sexism, but because violence
is wrong". The way the sentence is
structured suggests that sexism is
not wrong. While I am sure this is
not what Mr. Dermott intended, I
must point out that any "ism"
(sexism, racism, heterosexism,
nationalism, classism), is the ideology that forms the basis of violent acts. It allows one group of
people to think they are superior
to another, in the process justifying discrimination and violence.
For instance, it allows some men
to beat or rape their wives because
they believe women are subservient, it allowed the Nazis to kill 6
million Jews because Jews were
thought to be the bacteria in the
body ofthe Aryan Nation, it allows
members of the K.K.K. to murder
and persecute people of color because they believe that people of
color are inferior, it lets homo-
phobes beat the shit out of gay men
and lesbians because they think
gay people are "perverts", it lets
nations go to war because the
people of the other country are
perceived as bad or evil,...ad
nauseum.
Mr. Dermott is right when he
says we're all just human beings,
that we all have feelings, and that
we can't help being born who we
are. However, some of us are born
more equal than others. It is all
very well for Mr. Dermott to talk
about "laying down our national,
racial, and sexual prejudices", but
it's not going to happen just by
saying it. Instead of complaining
about being excluded, supportive
men like Mr. Dermott could go out
and raise money for the battered
women's shelter, help out at child
care centers, volunteer for Celebration '90, attend unlearning
racism workshops, or help out in
soup kitchens.
Iris Bitterlich
Graduate Studies
You can't win
Just thought I'd jot down a
Wee Tale of UBC. You know - that
food-for-thought stuff.
I carry my little coffee-cup-
with-a-lid in my pack to use wherever I go, and like to think that this
singular effort will make a difference in The Big Picture. And then
one day I buy a coffee from one of
the many UBC Food Service
shrines. As I pass my little mug
over the counter, the worker confirms "medium?", pulls out a styrofoam cup with which to measure
exactly how much coffee medium
entails, fills it, pours it into my
mug, and throws the styro cup out.
What's that about action and
intention again?
Merrin Perry
Arts 4
There are as many Communists in the
freedom movement as there are
Eskimos in Florida
.-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King is the most
notorious liar in the country
■J.Edgar Hoover
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to be independent
from outside forces,"
said Allan Fotheringham, columnist for
MacLean's and
alumni of The Ubyssey.
"The fight has
been going on for a
long time, since 1954 when I was
there. The paper should be completely independent."
AMS president Mike Lee
said: "There has always been
tension between The Ubyssey
and the AMS student government. The tension has been
potentially dangerous. There
should be no way for a government to influence the press. By
giving autonomy to The Ubyssey,
we will ensure that it will have
freedom to monitor the activities
ofthe AMS."
The following are some of
the questions that we think
students are wondering about
autonomy.
How would an autonomous
Ubyssey be different from how
it is now?
The main difference would
be that The Ubyssey would be
published by a new society called
The Ubyssey Publications
Society. At present, the AMS
publishes The Ubyssey and holds
the pursestrings.
With the creation of the
Ubyssey Publications Society, a
board of directors would take
over this responsibility.
To whom would an autonomous Ubyssey be responsible,
if not the AMS student government?
An autonomous Ubyssey
would be responsible directly to
the readers and owners, the students, through its board of directors. The board would consist of
students-at-large, staff members
and professionals (a lawyer, journalist, and a professor from the
commerce faculty).
By answering directly to its
board of directors, The Ubyssey
would remove the middle step)—
the AMS—between students and
the paper.
But the AMS hardly ever
interferes with The Ubyssey
anyway, does it?
Most recently, there have
been several incidents that have
made autonomy all the more
pressing.
During the Student Recreation Centre referendum in September, the Students Administrative Commission attempted to
censor The Ubyssey by demanding a news/editorial blackout.
Also in September, the AMS
unilaterally drew up and ratified
The Ubyssey's budget without
input or approval from our
staff—historically, the staff has
drawn up the budget and
collaborated with the AMS
director of finance. This year's
budget did not reflect the needs
  of The
Ubyssey;
furthermore,
our bargaining power
was severely
curtailed.
And
last fall, the
AMS attempted to
renovate our
office—
which would
have cut our
office space
in half-
something
that would
have
severely
hurt the pa-
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per.
It's hard
to believe
that student
governments
would go so
far as to fire
editors,
change locks,
and take over
student
papers. But
each year,
Canadian
university
papers
discover that
this can, and
does happen.
Today's front, page tells the story
of The Campus at Bishop's University, which found itself in this
very situation after criticizing
the spending habits of their
student government. It's important that the Ubyssey protect
itself.
Without the AMS controlling
its finances, wouldn't The
Ubyssey be financially irresponsible?
No. We would even be more
responsible than we are now.
Currently, if the editors
overspend, and the newspaper
runs a deficit, the AMS picks up
the difference; there is little incentive not to overspend. Similarly, anyone suing The Ubyssey
for libel actually sues the AMS.
An autonomous Ubyssey would
be liable for its own actions and
that would certainly lend added
responsibility to the editing
process.
An autonomous Ubyssey
would be incorporated under the
Society's Act, just like the AMS.
That means the Ubyssey Publications Society would be obligated to open its books to an
annual audit to make sure the
finances were in order.
Furthermore, The Ubyssey
would have to hold an annual
general meeting of its members,
in other words, the UBC students.
What would keep The Ubyssey
from degenerating into a
bunch of irresponsible hacks
who do anything they want?
The Ubyssey must follow its
constitution, which clearly sets
outs its objectives and principles.
It also subscribes to the Canadian University Press code of
ethics. These things would
remain the same with an
autonomous Ubyssey.
But because it would be incorporated, The Ubyssey would
also be legally responsible for
everything it prints; this would
certainly increase editorial responsibility.
Furthermore, the politics of
the paper would not necessarily
become more "radical". The politics of a student newspaper
aren't determined by whether or
not it is owned by the student
government. Rather, they are
determined entirely by the
nature of the people who make
up the staff in any given year.
Will it cost more to publish an
autonomous Ubyssey?
Currently, the costs of running a paper are not accurately
reflected in the AMS budget
since the AMS absorbs some of
the paper's administrative costs.
Yet The Ubyssey needs to set up
its own business office as well as
pay its own business manager
and ad salespersons.
The Ubyssey is asking for $6
per student:
$2 will be
deducted
from the
AMS fee,
and $4
would be an
increase in
student fees.
The $6 levy
would work
out to .08
cents per
issue. It
means an
extra $4
from each
student, but
it also guarantees
freedom of
the press at
UBC.
Both
the McGill
Daily
(McGill) and
The Charlatan (Carleton), two
autonomous newspapers, receive
more than $6 per student.
Would it be harder for me to
get involved with the paper if
it became autonomous?
Not at all. Of the 100-odd
staff at The Ubyssey, almost all
are volunteers who contribute
when they can. Anyone who contributes (writes an article, helps
with production or with the
layout of the paper) on three occasions becomes a staff member
and can vote at staff meetings.
None of this would change with
autonomy; staff would still determine the paper's editorial content. And new people wanting to
join the paper would still be welcomed with open arms.
So why should I care if The
Ubyssey becomes autonomous?
You should care because it is
your paper, and autonomy would
make it a better paper. It would
be freer to report on what it feels
it should, and it would be more
responsible to you, both financially and editorially. You should
care because autonomy helps, in
its own small way, to guarantee
freedom of the press at UBC.
—the editorial collective
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