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Array the Ubyssey
An important
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, February 28,1992
Vol 74, No 39
Support staff vote for strike vote
by Carta Maftechuk
Members of the Canadian
local 2950 yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a
strike vote on Tuesday, March 3.
"There was no new offer
[made]. We would not go on strike
if the university had a decent offer," said Ann Hutchison, chair of
the CUPE 2950 contract committee.
More than 90 per cent of the
workers are women. Local 2950,
which includes UBC library, clerical and secretarial staff, has been
negotiating for more than a year
and has been without a contract
since March 31, 1991. The last
meeting for negotiations with the
university administration was
February 19.
"Our members are angry, they
are scared. It's ahuge risk for us to
be taking. My sense is there is a
determination to not take this any
more; if [the members] do, ifs going to get worse and worse. Mem
bers who haven't supported such
votes in the past are now saying
'enough'," Hutchison said.
UBC administration had proposed a three-year contract, with a
3.85 per cent salary increase and
0.15 per cent for pension improvements for 1991, and a wage
reopener in the second and third
years. Under an agreement for a
wage reopener, a salary increase
would have to be negotiated each
year and the union would not have
the power to take any action.
Student leaves thoughts on Hate Hurts wall In sub concourse this week.
Hutchison said the main issue
is one of "fairness and equity,"
comparing the four per cent total
compensation to the 6.4 to seven
per cent accepted by management,
professional staff and non-union
CUPE 2950 is bargaining for
a "comparable settlement in the
community, in line with the cost of
living," said Joe Denofreo, negotiator for CUPE 2950. "We don't
think that is too unreasonable."
The cost of living increase is
set at 5.2 per cent for 1991 and
estimated to be 4.2 per cent for
The average wage of CUPE
2950 members is $24,000 a year
Budget hacks away at education
by Monique Beaudin
OTTAWA(CUP)—Federal finance
minister Don Mazankowski laced
up his budget shoes Tuesday and
stomped on university faculty and
In his first budget,
Mazankowski shut down several
government advisory bodies, the
six-month interest free period on
student loans and killed any hopes
of a national childcare programme.
"What this budget said was
what you give with one hand you
massively take away with another," said Donald Savage, the
executive director of the Canadian
Association ofUniversity Teachers.
The Science Council of
Canada, a government advisory
body in place since 1966, was shut
down, and the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council will
be merged into the Canada Council.
Savage said shutting down the
Science Council "probably had
more to do with its independence
than saving any money."
He said that merging SSHRC
with the Canada Council would
cause bureaucratic nightmares,
and delays in dispersing grants; for
The Tories also proposed lifting the three per cent tax on student loans, but replaced it by
ending the six-month interest free
period on Canada student loans.
While the Canadian Federation of Stadents claimed the three
per cent tax lift as a victory, Liberal
education critic Ron Duhamel
panned it, saying it was merely a
political gesture.
"Some clever person with a
pencil figured the government
could afford to eliminate the three
per cent tax," he said, adding that
the mone}* the government makes
from the interest on student loans
will make up for any lost revenue
from the three per cent tax.
The new interest arrangement
will begin with students negotiating loans for the 1992-93 academic
In the 1989-90 academic year,
almost 234,000 full-time and 900
part-time students were issued
loans under the Canada Student
Loan programme.
And child care workers say
university students looking for
more accessible child care lost out
in this budget.
"If you're a university student
looking for a child care space, you
still have an eight-to-ten month
wait," said Zeenat Mohammed, coordinator of the Metro Toronto
Coalition for Better Child Care.
There was no money allotted
for creating extra spaces in child
care centres, or increasing the
subsidies made available to people
seeking child care.
Mohammed said extra spaces
and more subsi dies coul dhave been
created through a national child
care programme.
The Mulroney government
promised the creation of national
child care programme in 1987.
before deductions.
"[If the union accepts 3.85 per
cent] I don't know how they'll survive. There's got to be some fairness," Denofreo said.
CUPE 116, which includes
workers in parking and security,
food services, technicians, custodians and Ixades, is currently negotiating with the administration.
The local has also voted to hold a
strike vote on Tuesday if negotiations break down.
If local 2950 votes in favour of
a strike, they will work with CUPE
locals 116 and 2278 (teaching assistants) to decide when to begin
the action.
Transfer payment
freeze to increase
stress on students
by Rick Hiebert
BC, Alberta and Ontario will
continue to feel the federal grip
tightening around their necks as
the transfer-payment freeze on
Established Programs Financing
grants for post-secondary education continues.
BC colleges and universities
must collect $69 million extra this
year alone to make up for inflation
and enrollment increases. BC will
need to come up with $463 million
to keep current funding levels if
the freeze continues as planned to
Finance minister Don
Mazankowski said the federal
government "will enter into negotiations with the provincial governments and financial institutions to reform and streamline the
Canada Student Loan system."
The federal government is also
increasing tuition tax credits from
$60 per month to $80 per month.
Also, students will be able to
transfer $680 (formerly $600) of
their tuition to another person who
supports them.
But Brad Lavigne, BC chair of
the student lobby group the Canadian Federation of Students,
said the federal budget will, put a
lot of stress on the student.
"Students shouldn't be fooled
by this budget. The increase in
tuition tax credits for a full-time
student will amount to only a
saving of $160. Although the tax
credit increase is a step in the right
direction, it won't make up for what
else the Tories have done," he said.
Lavigne is critical of the proposal to eliminate the 18 months of
loan "interest relief* for students
who are looking for work or have a
low income.
"Students in BC are defaulting not because they are dishonest
but because the repayment schedule for the loans is so inflexible."
He fears BC's NDP government will uise the federal budget as
an excuse not to freeze tuitions as
they promised to in the 1991 provincial election campaign.
"Well be looking for some sort
of relief from the provincial government to alleviate what has been
brought down in this budget," he
said. "We need a rollback of funding cutbacks so that student jobs
can be funded and well press for
Advanced education minister
Tom Perry was travelling the
province and unavailable for comment. However, his opposition
critic, Liberal MLA David Mitchell,
called the federal budget "a real
blow againsit students."
"While I appreciate the efforts
that the federal government is
making to fix the Canada Student
Loan system, it's really not enough.
We need a major overhaul of both
the federal and provincial loan
systems," Mitchell said.
Marya McVicar, AMS coordinator of external affairs, said student politi dans should concentrate
on getting back the "interest relief
provisions on student loans.
"The federal government is
really shooting itself in the foot by
making BC students pay earlier
than they may be able to because
students will be defaulting on a
larger scale and the federal government will pay out more than it
has to.
"We could wind up with a
situation where less and less students get loans because of all the
expenses caused by defaulting
students," she said. "We've got to
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birthday. All that math will keep you
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Love, Ubyssmal fools.
thanks for talking softly to me when I perch
beside you. Soon, I will be able to fly again
and the hunt can begin anew—the blinders
removed. Gather up your rifle, adjust your
scope and let us head for the wetlands this
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Darwinists meet at dawn.
Montreal police bash welfare protesters
by Ita Kendall
protest at a Montreal welfare
office February 12 came to an
abrupt and violent end when
Montreal police dressed in riot
gear forcibly expelled demonstrators.
Police hit protesters with billy
clubs, and arrested and charged
five men with mischief.
Protest organizers said police
overreacted and used gratuitous
violence to quell the demonstration. One man was thrown to the
ground, suffering cuts andbruises
to his face.
"The police were savage. They
were like enraged dogs," said
Emmanuelle Proulx of LTJnion, a
coalition of groups fighting Bill 37,
Quebec's welfare reform law.
The protesters had been in the
ground floor office for less than an
hour when Robert Guay, assistant
director ofthe office, read a statement telling the protesters to leave
peacefully or face expulsion.
A few minutes later Guay used
a bullhorn to tell employees to leave
the premises. Twelve baton-wielding police officers then entered the
room and forced many ofthe protesters out. Another eight to 10
officers grabbed stragglers and
pushed them out.
They were protesting Bill 37, a
provincial law forcing welfare re
cipients to participate in "make-
work" programmes. If they are unable to work or simply refuse to,
their social assistance cheques are
Make-work programmes often
pay less than minimum wage, said
anti-poverty activist Claude
And under the law, welfare inspectors have increased visits to
recipients' homes, looking for reasons to decrease or cut welfare
"We want to get the law changed
or withdrawn," Gingras said. "Bill
37 is not just an attack on welfare
recipients or the unemployed—it
is an attack on all workers. It forces
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A pause to rest and watch the waves.
Council briefs
compiled by Carta Maftechuk
Donation to Women's Centre
Student council voted on
Wednesday to donate $200 to
the Downtown Eastside
Women's Centre. The money is
part of the $1,000 budgeted for
contribution to various organizations.
Frankie Tillman of the
Downtown Eastside Women's
Centre made a presentation to
council, calling the centre a "living room for women in the
downtown eastside who have
nowhere to go*
The centre, opened in 1978, is
not funded by the government although they do receive a "small
grant" from the city. Ofthe 1„262
women who used the centre in
January, 551 came for the food
which is served twice a week.
Appointments for 1992/93
Ombudsperson: Mike Adam
Assistant director of finance: Tim
Student administrative commission: Denise How, Randy Romero,
Grant Rhodes, Caroline Jones,
Carey Agnew, Peri Smith
Hiring committee: Michael
Hamilton, Erik Jensen, John
Lipscomb, Adam LaRusic, Liz
Van Assum. One space remains
to be filled.
Student loan programme
Council passed a motion to
transfer $20,000 to the emergency student loan programme
from the special programmes
fund if a strike leaves a skeleton
staff in Awards and Financial
Aid unable to handle loan applications.
recipients to work for    almost
The message that coalition
members are determined to continue fighting the law may be
getting through to the authorities.
"The police reaction to the demonstration was brutal because they
want to break us right away,"
Proulx said. "They know more
protests are coming. It just reinforces our anger and determination."
Proulx said the group had
planned the protest for a month
and had distributed over 10,000
pamphlets to prompt the action.
Discimination policy
priority for universities
by Dawn Buie
universities are increasingly hiring professional mediators and investigative officers to deal with
The University of Winnipeg
recently replaced its eight- member sexual harassment advisory
committee with a part-time sexual
harassment officer who will investigate and mediate complaints.
The committee will now hire
the sexual harassment officer and
concentrate on projects that increase awareness of sexual harassment on campus. In the case of
formal complaints, the officer will
report to a senior administrator
who will make the final decision on
a course of action.
Leslie Sisler, chair ofthe advisory committee, said the old decision making method resembled a
"[Committee members] didn't
feel comfortable making those decisions," she said. "They thought it
would be better to have a neutral
professional person who has training in investigation."
Kate Maddigan, U of W
Women's Centre director, said the
procedure for complainants was
poorly advertised and unclear.
Conflicts of interest often
arose, she added.
"A lot of the people on the
committee were from the university and knew the people complaints were being made about,"
she said.
Hiring a sexual harassment
officer from outside the university
community will deal with this effectively, she added.
Marilyn MacKenzie, one ofthe
first sexual harassment officers in
the country, was hired by the
University of Manitoba in 1985.
She said penalties were
handed out arbitrarily before the
position was created.
"You coul d have the very same
act, but with two different people
investigating, and two different
outcomes," she said. MacKenzie
has dealt with over 160 cases
since 1985.
She said her position and the
U of M's sexual harassment policy
forced the administration to deal
with the problem instead of ignoring it.
But some universities are not
making the hiring of sexual harassment officers a priority, citing
shrinking budgets.
Joyce Blake, director of personnel at the University of Regina,
said the procedure for discrimination complaints is similar to the
committee method formerly used
by the U of W.
In formal complaints, the final
decision rests with a particular
administrator depending on
whether the complainant is a student, faculty or staff member.
Blake said the method deals
with formal complaints well, but is
confusing for people with informal
concerns. In such cases, a professional officer would be a plus, but
the U of R simply cannot afford
one, she added.
The University of Alberta has
created a human rights officer to
deal with employment equity concerns, sexual harassment and
other forms of discrimination. The
university hired two full-time human rights officers and one full-
time assistant in December 1S96,
but the staff has since been cut
back to one position.
Fran Treharne, director ofthe
human rights office, said the university is reconsidering its investment in the office.
The U of A has to choose between reducing the responsibilities
ofthe office to employment equity
and sexual harassment matters,
or hiring tinother officer.
He said the office handled 89
incidents in 1990, and 36 dealt with
sexual hai*assment. "My hunch is
we don't hear from everyone who
has had their rights violated."
TrehEirne said universities
have a mandate to protect the
rights of its employees and students.
"The courts in Canada have
made it reasonably clear that all
employing organizations have the
responsibility to make sure human rights are protected."
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Trying to buy students
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SASKATOON (CUP) — Students
have become pawns in a debate
over the development of a nuclear
industry in Saskatchewan.
Nuclear proponents, playing
on students' fears of dismal job
prospects, are promising prosperity. Opponents are warning of environmental disaster and calling
for renewable energy development.
Three days before it collapsed
last fall, Saskatchewan's Conservative government tried to build a
nuclear industry in the province
by striking a deal with Atomic
Energy of Canada Ltd., a crown
Under the deal, AECL and
the provincial government would
pay $25 million to complete the
design of a prototype CANDU reactor. The one-billion dollar, 450-
megawatt reactor would be built
in Saskatchewan.
AECL also promised to fund a
chair of nuclear science at the
University of Saskatchewan i n the
But the NDP government could
crush the deal in a caucus vote
March 28.
Groups on both sides are lobbying hard.
Tim Smith, a student of computer engineering at Kelsey
Technical Institute in Saskatoon
founded Students Advocating
Nuclear Energy (SANE) in January.
Developing a nuclear industry
in Saskatchewan is the only way to
keep highly skilled workers in the
province, he said. Sixty per cent of
last year's graduating class at
Kelsey left Saskatchewan, he
added, and many of them went to
"They have a stronger manufacturing base than we do. They
developed it with their oil reserves,"
Smith said.
But researching and building a
CANDU reactor is not going to
jump start the economy, said Ken
Sailor, a graduate student in computer engineering at the U of S.
He saidbuilding areactor would
only create 250 full-time jobs.
"AECL's plan is to go to a place
that needs jobs and pretend it's
going to create them," said Sailor.
Cathy Sproule is a first-year
law student at U of S who formed
SANER (Students Against Nuclear
Energy Resources) in response to
SANER members have set up
an information table at U of S and
are asking students to sign a petition asking the NDP government
to scrap the deal, and spend money
on renewable energy research.
"Our goal is to mainly offer
students an alternative set of facts
and let them show political will by
signing the petition," said Sproule.
With a $200,000 media budget
for Saskatchewan this year, AECL
has promoted a nuclear reactor
for the province with daily TV ads
and sponsorship of local organizations like Big Sisters and the
Saskatchewan Special Olympics.
The programme at a high school
basketball tournament partially
sponsored by AECL contained a
full-page letter warning
Saskatchewan youth they "may
not have the opportunity to live,
work and raise their children in
Saskatchewan," if parents do not
"thoroughly investigate the
nuclear industry."
One group of students staged a
protest at their high school against
AECL's promotional tactics.
Local media reported that
Dwayne Lingenfelter, the Minister in charge of SaskPower, called
the deal "seriously flawed" and
said he would oppose it.
Despite Lingenfelter's comments, Smith said he remains
hopeful a reactor will be built in
Announcement of Judgement
"To decide whether or not the $15,000 fine on the
Engineering Undergraduate Society should be collected in
light ofthe fact that the Board of Governors did not collect
EUS fees for the 1990/91 academic year."
Friday, February 28, 1992
SUB Room 206 - Council Chambers
Lesbian and gay legal
rights conference
Saturday, February
10am to 5pm
UBC Faculty of Law
Speakers include:
barbara findlay
Svend Robinson
Douglas Sanders
Don Casswell
Ruth Lea Taylor
February 28,1992 r .        news    "_"_ _ _; 1
Montreal's black community
reaches out to students
by Eugenia Xenos
MONTREAL(CUP)—Sisters and
brothers are doing it for younger
Members of Montreal's black
community are running
programmes to keep black kids in
school and encourage them to attend university.
A new programme called the
University Orientation Program
began last fall.
"The [university opportunity]
programme gives black students
incentive and shows them what
university has to offer," sai d Marie-
Yolaine Bernard, an 18-year-old
Concordia University history student who helped co-ordinate the
About 70 university students
at Concordia and McGill offered to
have a college student accompany
them to class to give them incentive to go to university and to find
out what university has to offer.
Only 20 college students took
part in the programme this year,
Bernard said. She added that could
be because the programme was
poorly publicized.
Owen Bristol, a spokesperson
for the Montreal group Also Known
as X, said there are not enough role
models within the university system.
"Young black kids often don't
see that there are older black
people in university who are succeeding and are graduating and
getting jobs," he said. "So if the
programme helps one more person get into university who normally wouldn't have, then it's
Bernard agreed.
"Black students don't always
excel, but it's not because of a lack
of motivation," she said. "Sometimes they don't go to the right
people [for guidance] when they
need a guide in decision-making."
Adrian Plata, a commerce student in Ms final year at
Montreal's John Abbott College,
participated in the programme
and said it is good to have the
option available—but it is hard to
get a sense ofthe university in so
short a time.
"I got a dose of what I could
expect from the course I sat in on
(information systems at
Concordia), but not necessarily of
the university," said Plata.
"If I had the time," he said, he
would do it again next year.
Another programme aiming
to break the stereotypical image
of the failing black student has
university students—mostly from
McGill's Black Students' Network—tutoring high school
Eric Mansfield, a Protestant
School Board of Greater Montreal
liaison officer for the black community said tutoring programs are
useful because they can teach black
kids their culture, treatment of
which is "sadly lacking" in the
school system and in the community.
But Mansfield said he doesn't
know of any tutoring programmes
that really address culture. Most
concentrate on solving social prob-
lems such as behaviour and
"So we have a serious problem
in terms of our black youth not
knowing who they are, not knowing their history beyond the last
200 to 300 years, when slavery
started," Mansfield said.
He said until blacks learn about
their history, they will continue to
lack self-motivation and self-esteem.
Most ofthe students that signed
up for the University Opportunity
Program asked to take an African
History course at McGill.
"Unfortunately, what it takes
to make this kind of movement
happen is having a young brother
get shot down in the street," Bri stol
said. "Ifs very sad that it takes
something like this to bring us
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It's not too late
to get involved.
Reasons to join a committee or
two of the Alma Mater Society:
• experience co add to your resume (but not to stuff it);
• incur the wrath of The Ubyssey;
• something to do on your lunch hour besides eat your lunch;
• increase your grade point average (not!):
• hobnob with members of Students' Council.
Applications for student-at-large positions on the following AMS
committees for 1992/93 are being accepted by the Administrative
Assistant in SUB 238 until 4:30 pm on Friday, March 13:
Budget Committee: aids the Director of Finance in preparing the budget
ofthe AMS;
Capital Projects Acquisition Committee: recommends capital projects
within the fund's mandate;
Code and Bylaws Committee*: recommends changes to the regulations
governing the AMS;
Committee for Student Equality and Unity: promotes awareness of
various types of discrimination and ways to discourage them;
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Committee (DRAAC): coordinates
DRAAC Week and the Student Server Training Program;
External Affairs Committee**: aids the Coordinator of External Affairs
in preparing submissions with respect to higher education issues to the
federal and/or provincial governments;
Facilities Advisory Committee: considers proposed changes to joint
AMS/UBC facility agreements such as the Aquatic Centre Agreement;
Frosh Retreat Committee: organizes the Frosh Retreat for September,
Programs Committee: responsible for providing students with concerts
and other special events;
Renovations Committee: recommends renovation, to SUB and the AMS
Whistler Cabin;
Student Leadership Conference Committee: organizes the Student
Leadership Conference for the fall; and
The Ubyssey Publications Committee: serves ;is a sounding board for
disputes with the paper.
Please refer any questions about the above committees to Carole
Forsythe, Vice President in SUB 248.
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** Please refer any question to Marya McVicar, Coordinator of External
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February 28,1992
Jazz notes hold and transfix
Alan Holdsworth frets over his music.
Upcoming Films:
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by Paul Gordon
A beer is only borrowed, but
the length of the lending
eclipsed the appearance of British
guitarist Alan Holdsworth whose
apprehensive apology and consequential musical bombardment
quenched the notable thirsts of his
ardent admirers only to leave others deliberating over the price of
the brew.
Alan Holdsworth
February 14
The Commodore Ballroom
Widely regarded as one ofthe
most theoretically and technically
astute jazz guitarists in the world,
Holdsworth denies his talents by
constantly downplaying his versatility. Holdsworth exclaimed on
a recent tour to Japan, "The only
thing wrong with this band is the
guitar player."
Holdsworth's ideas about the
limitations of the guitar and his
abilities to overcome them has
hindered his search for creativity
and improvisational freedom.
Holdsworth was led to develop the
"Synth Axe" to expand the capabilities of the guitar and accomplish a multi-layered effect similar
to electronic keyboards. Sadly, the
Synth Axe never appeared, but
the technical virtues of
Holdsworth's guitar were appreciated by the musically adept audience.
Qualified keyboard intrusions
were respectfully supplied by Steve
Hunt whose expeditious scaling
technique rivalled the fleeting talents of the Synth Axeless
Unless the listener is well
versed in the enormity of
Holdsworth's technique, it was
easy to become lost in the avalanche of improvisational notes
within a structural framework of
chord progressions and meter
changes. Attention to detail was
essential to not become lost in the
musical fury and left many in the
audience disenchanted at the repetitive but genuine variety of
musical structure.
Percussionist Chad
Wackerman displayed riveting
speed and impeccable timing in an
awesome series of solos.
Wackerman recently joined the
band and has since gained indelible respect from the members of
the band and enchanted audiences
through an impressive display of
agility. Bassist Skuli Sverrissen
casually hi d i n the background an d
momentarily aroused attention
through well-placed and inspired
bass lines.
Much to the dismay of
"Holdsworthian" fans, the band has
not toured extensively. This may
be due to the perfectionist nature
of Holdsworth.
The music itself may take
paramount importance as he continues to refine and redefine his
work. More likely is the fact that
he is unable to restrict himself
within the commercial framework
of todays music industry and continues to chart his own path. He is
more often than not misunderstood
in his intentions toward creating
and performing his music. Evidence of this can be seen in the
1984 Grammy nomination of the
album "Road Games" for "Best
Rock Instrumental."
Thankfully this shy and talented jazz musician presents himself, although in awkward fashion,
often enough to keep usinterested.
Fresh Talk addresses sex
by Norm Gludovatz
UNLIKE documentaries from
earlier decades that presented human sexuality in a condescending and preachy manner,
Fresh Talk: Youth and Sexuality is
a hot new video series that is a
straightforward discussion about
young people by young people.
Fresh Talk: Youth
and Sexuality
Video In
February 29
young people to talk about their
The video, which was produced in Vancouver, grew out of
an eight-day empowerment workshop facilitated by Headlines
Theatre. "It is about youth talking
to youth, empowering communication through example so that
young people might gain positive
appreciation of their own sexual-
The video features 30 young people
between the ages of 15
and 24, and has been
developed for the education system to promote discussion
around sexuality and
other related issues.
Used as a focus for
group discussions, it
raises subjects not often talked about
openly. What makes
the series so different
is that it tackles some
ofthe most important
issues young people
Those issues include inter-racial relationships, gender
stereotypes, sexual
abuse, pregnancy,
homophobia, safer sex, masturbation, pleasure, religion, and family. The video portrays lesbians and
gay men, bisexuals, women and
different racial groups in a positive
manner. It is intended to empower
mar-      •%
ity, knowing they are not alone in
their experiences," says Teresa
Mashall, who produced and directed the video with Craig
Many young people tell their
stories: Peter thinks "the cool thing
to do" (watching porno flicks with
his buddies) has distorted his view
of sexuality and Jill rewrote the
letter "about 50 times" that told
her parents she is a lesbian. Sasha
feels trapped as a teen mum; for
financial reasons she's living with
the baby's father. Franklin was
sexually abused as a child and in
turn abused others. He knows how
difficult it is
for men to talk
about the
says her family believes
"there's no sex
riage; you
have to marry
the guy you
sleep with—so
ifs a struggle
dealing with
my own feelings and religious beliefs."
Martin has
had many one
night stands
and practised
safe sex only
once. Bentley
is HIV positive
and he
thought it
would never
happen to him.
Talk is an exciting but
unpretentious examination of
youth and sexuality. Screening is
at the Video In. It's frank and ifs
definitely Fresh Talk!
February 28,1992 $r»ORT$
Hard work key for women hoopsters
by Mark Nielsen
What will the UBC
Thunderbirds have to do to beat
the Lethbridge Pronghorns in their
opening game ofthe Canada West
women's basketball championships
this weekend?
Work hard.
And should they overcome the
Pronghorns, what do they have to
do to beat the Victoria Vikings,
currently ranked first in the nation, to win the championship?
Work harder.
Of course ifs not quite that
simple, but in essence that is what
coach Misty Thomas is preaching
to her players as they gear up for
the lose-once-you're-out play do wn.
The heavily-favoured Vikings
face Calgary in the other opener of
the four-team tournament starting
tonight at UVic's McKinnon Gym.
The opening game winners meet
in the championship final the next
Thomas says Lethbridge and
Victoria are a lot alike in that both
teams are big and like to crash the
boards in search of offensive rebounds.
"They don't shoot much from
the perimeter, but they like to
drive and crash the boards," Thomas said. "They like to get the ball
into the paint and get in there and
scrap for the boards."
"So we really need to take
care of the defensive boards and
block out. They're not only tall,
but big and strong so if our players
get shoved under the glass they
control the basket and we're in big
The key is to get those rebounds, get a jump on the opposition heading the other way and
score on the transition, Thomas
It all sounds reasonable, but
ifs also easier said than done. Although the Thunderbirds beat
Lethbridge in four ofthe five games
played this season, it took patience,
persistence, and an overtime -period on two occasions.
"We didn't get a lot on the
transition early in the game," Thomas said. "It wasn't until the 38th
minute that we really started to
pull away and that was because by
then their big girls were getting
worn out."
And where it would take the
Thunderbirds most ofthe game to
overcome a team like Lethbridge,
Thomas says it takes the full 40
minutes to stop the Vikings. We're
talking about a team that finished
the regular season with a perfect
20-0 won-lost record after all.
"UVic has more depth.
Lethbridge has more talent [par
ticularly in Canada West player-
of-the-year Andrea Hlady] but
across the board, UVic is taller and
As for the playoff format, Thomas prefers it to the best-of-three
games series: the men play.
"Ifs more fun, more exciting,"
she said. "It's the best team on that
day that wins, and it's a lot easier
to upset a team once than twice."
•Thunderbird point guard Lisa
Nickie tied for second in the player-
of-the-year voting and was named
a first-team Canada West all-star.
•Guard Cheryl Kinton made the
second-team and forward Claire
Polomark was named rookie-of-the-
Forward Kim Johnston and
guard Chriasy Lam are out with
The University of British Columbia
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Thunderbird J.D. Jackson will take on a bunch more Bears this
weekend In Canada West playoff basketball.
'Birds fear overconfidence
in Western hoop showdown
by Mark Nielsen
Coronation. Cakewalk. Coast.
All these expressions, and
more, could describe the UBC
^       Thunderbirds men's basketball
regular season which ended with a
*■>-      first-place finish in Canada West
The question is, can they expect more ofthe same in the playoffs?
They'll find out soon enough
when they host the Alberta Golden
.*». Bears in a best-of-three games
semi-final this weekend. The first
game is tonight at 7:30, the second
at the same time on Saturday, and
a third game—if necessary—is
booked for 1:30 on Sunday. All are
at War Memorial Gym.
Heading into action, however,
it looks as though the
Thunderbird's biggest worry is
overconfidence. Although the
overall goal is to reach the CIAU
championships, Thunderbird scoring machine J.D. Jackson says it's
Canada West Men's
Basketball Playoffs
UBC vs Alberta
(best-of-three games)
War Memorial Gym
Game 1 - tonight,
Game 2 - Saturday,
Game 3 {if necessary) - Sunday, 1:30pm
a case, as the cliche goes, of taking
it one step at a time.
"I want to go all the way to the
national championships, for sure,
but the immediate goal is to get
through the playoffs," Jackson said.
"You're in a situation where
you can't look to far ahead. We
have to think about beating Alberta
The Bears did beat UBC in the
opener of a two-game set last Sat
urday, helping Alberta to win a
playoff spot, but they lost team
leader Mike Frissbee who went
down with a season-ending knee
"He's definitely the heart of
the team because he's the best
player. He's a real firespark,"
Jackson said. "That should play to
our advantage because they'll have
to play without their emotional
Thunderbird assistant coach
Dwayne Washington describes the
Bears as a scrappy team that likes
to control the ball and slow the
"We don't expect it to be a
high-scoring game," Washington
said. "Alberta takes us out of our
game a bit because they hold onto
the ball so much."
Other than Mike Clarke,
who's been out all season with a
knee injury, the Thunderbirds are
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Make a Commitment Now
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If you have English 12, Math 12, Physics 11 and
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or Phone: 434-3304 or Fax: 433-1184
French is not dead
I am writing to correct the
impression created by a recent article in the Ubyssey about the Department of French. This piece began by stating that we are planning to abolish oral practice, which
is not the case. We are suspending
FRE 115 next year, as part of an
experiment to integrate written
and oral French in our first-year
core course, 120, as is done in almost every other Canadian university. Presently only a few students take both FRE 120 and FRE
115. The result is that those who
take only FRE 120—many of whom
go on to major in French and
eventually become French teachers—have insufficient oral practise. Of those who begin in FRE
120 a large number drop out and
switch to FRE 115 because it is
easier, and very few then later
complete 120, which is necessary
to carry on with core French. The
claim that it is easier to obtain a
first-class in 120 than in 115 is
demonstrably false. We hope to
modify 120 so that more people
will complete it in first year and
consider carrying on with French.
The aim is to increase the number
and quality of French students in
subsequent years. Oral practise
courses will still be available in
second and third year (215, 344).
Exchanges with Quebec and
France are also being encouraged,
to ensure oral fluency. We feel that
students who seriously wish to
improve their French will be willing to take courses that involve
both oral and written components;
those from other departments are
welcome in our core courses. If
they are seriously considering a
career in which a good working
knowledge of French is an asset,
they would be wise to attempt to
improve in both speaking and
writing. We can support more
courses for non-specialists only if
such teaching is set up on a firm
On Campus with Nothing to Do?
No Money, but a Taste for Fun?
Why not go to the Fireside
Lounge in the Grad Centre?
(Free Video Night)
March 2   -- Good Fellas
and The Untouchables.
March 9 -- My Life as a
Dog   and Wild Strawberries.
Time: 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
(Live Bands. No Cover)
March 6 -- .Open Stage/Jam
(Various Musical Styles).
March 13 -- Marc Coulombe
(Folk Solo).
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm.
^ Al**
Pool, darts, ping-pong and shuffle-
board facilities are available to all
Fireside lounge patrons. The Bridge
Club meets most Wednesdays.
financial basis (not sessional appointments) and assured by appropriately qualified staff. As it is,
faced with limited resources and
difficult choices, we have decided
that the training of undergraduates and graduates specializing in
French is our first responsibility.
Conversation practise for those
who want only that is available in
Continuing Education and other
places in Vancouver.
Valerie Raoul
Head, Department of French
Dinner parties and
other recollections
John Todd, 23, accidentally
drowned in Sydney, Australia on
February 19,1992. As I write this
sentence, half of me cannot comprehend the words and their full
meaning and half of me feels as if
it is being ripped into a million
pieces. John was, and still is, one
of my closest friends and yet to call
him a friend does not even begin to
describe everything he was to me.
Of all the hundreds of people I met
in Gage Residence at UBC, only a
few became good friends and fewer
still became threads in the fabric
of my soul.
Over the past week I have been
collecting memories of John both
from my mind and from the minds
of his friends and family in an
attempt to hold on to him. The
more I talk about him with other
people the more I realize how many
hearts he touched.
I have difficulty putting into
words exactly what John had which
made him special and made so
many people care about him. I
want to say that he was perfect,
but that wouldn't be true and even
John would laugh if I wrote that.
He meant many things to everyone who knew him. He was full of
life and always wanted to have
fun, but he was also serious and
concerned when the time called for
it. He was giving and considerate
of others and yet he could be incredibly stubborn and would not
move an inch from his position —
even if he was wrong! If I had to
say just one characteristic which
made John so special it would be
that he truly cared for those around
him. He was the friend who really
was always there and for me and
many others the pain comes from
knowing that now he is not.
John will live on in my
heart and he will never be gone
until the last person knew him is
gone too.
Carrie Pitman
UBC Alumni
Get it Straight!
David Chivo's February 4th Perspective article on the "anti-semitic
tradition" in Croatia is full of -
misinformation and paints a blatantly false picture of the current
(and past) situation ih Croatia.
1. Chivo implies that anti-
semitism is thriving in Croatia, and
is threatening the Jewish community. In contrast, Lea Bauman,   -j
a member of the Jewish community in Zagreb and an official of the   *"
Ministry of Information, writes
"...as a Jew, I am afraid of Serbian
aggression against Croatia, not of
Croats in Croatia." In addition,
Nenad Porges, president of the    _
Jewish Community in Zagreb,
wrote on Oct. 7, 1991, that "...the   -*
Jewish Community in Croatia enjoys all rights of a religious or national minority without hindrance
or any discrimination."
2. Chivo states, "Yugoslavian
Jews increasingly see (president
Tudjman) as a dangerous man,"   «,
and supports his claim with quotations from Tudjman's writings.
In response to such accusations, Tudjman has said that "the
baseless charges stem mainly from
inaccurate   translation   from   -■
Croatian to English of my writings ^
as well as quotations that are either erroneous or taken out of
context."Tofurther deflate Chivo's
statement, Mr. Porges wrote, "We
(the Jewish Community of Zagreb)
express our fullest support to the    ■*
efforts and declared policy of the
Government of the Republic of   ""
Croatia." In the current government, there are a number of Jewish high-ranking officials.
3. Chivo claims that the
Croatian Catholic Church jumped
on the Nazi bandwagon. However,
Cardinal Stepinac, the Church ■
leader during WWII, was seen as
"...a true friend of the Jews, who
were beaten into the earth by
Hitler. He was one ofthe very few
men in Europe who stood up
against Nazi tyranny" (National
ConferenceofChristiansandJews, -,.
October 13,1946).
4. More could be said but space ■*"+■
is limited.
Vince Bulic,
Commerce 4
Antonia Prlic,
Economics 4
553 To all future F^
W bank4oan  W
Applications are now being accepted for the position of:
AMS Emergency Student Loan
Questions may be directed to Caireen Hanert,
Director of Administration, SUB 254, 822-3961.
Please return your application to the Administrative
Assistant in SUB 238 by 4:30 on Friday, March 13.
February 28,1992 Letters/opinions
Renegotiation myth shows
liberal's true colours
by E. Griffith
Voters beware. The Liberal
party of Canada looks like it's
going to be the third
continentalist party, along with
the Conservatives and Reform.
At the Liberal biennial
convention last week longtime
anti-free trader Lloyd Axworthy
used his influence to
defeat a policy resolu-  |	
tion that might have  I
forced the party to take  I	
a realistic position on
the Free Trade Agreement.
The party's official policy
of "renegotiation" makes no
sense and deceives Canadian
voters, who want out of this
deal. To renegotiate is meaningless since the trade deal
leaves us with no bargaining
position except to terminate it.
What is Mr. Chretien prepared
to give up in order to reopen the
agreement? George Bush's administration representatives
told Jean Chretien the US was
not interested in renegotiating
the agreement. If the deal goes
on the table the US will likely
want more.
I and 105 co-signing delegates proposed a resolution
that if a future Liberal government cahnpt renegotiate the
trade deal "in the clear national
interest," it would abrogate it.
While playing lip service to renegotiation, this resolution put
real content into the party's so-
called position.
Mr. Axworthy spoke out
against the resolution in the
policy Workshop, interfering
with a deiriocratic meeting
where delegates were supposed
to be deciding party policy.
His appeal was not to reason, as he did not criticize the
content of the resolution itself.
Rather, he urged delegates to
show their loyalty by supporting
whatever position their leader
took. His voice turned the tide and
the resolution was defeated 198 to
Before the trade workshop
when I asked for his endorsement
he knowingly led me to believe he
would put forward the resolution
in the Manitoba caucus meeting,
as an amendment to the existing
Renegotiate' resolution. He did
not show up at the caucus meeting, but went to his son's "Beaver^
banquet instead.
The Manitoba delegates, having no one to speak for the amendment, voted it (down, leaving the
existing version to be taken to the
final plenary^
Delegates in the plenary
seemed disillusioned by the bullying that went on by party heavyweights during the policy workshops. The "Trade" workshop chair
had tried to trivialize our proposal,
then to stop debate on it by using
Ms powarrfdikretion. Apparently
our workshop was not alone in
having the organizers try to bury
This disappointment showed
in the plenary when very few resolutions got enough voter cards
raised to be debated. Fatigue and/
or faith in the leader may also
have been factors. One by one
people voted Yes to nearly every
resolution on the floor.
In the few resolutions that
did get enough support for debate,
we free trade; Opponents tried to
clarify that these cheerful, optimistic resolutions everyone was
voting for were just pie in the sky
under the Free Trade Agreement.
Without sovereignty, promises to
improve a country's domestic affairs are empty.
The plenary never got a
chance to voteon a realistic policy
on the most important issue in
Canadian history, that of economic union with the US.
Something weird is going on
in the Liberal party. Axworthy
accompanied Chretien
on his recent trip to the
US. Maybe Bush made
a deal with Chretien: if
you want to be the next
prime minister, don't talk about
abrogating the trade deal. What
has Chretien offered Axworthy
in exchange for compromisinghis
political integrity?
That convention was billed
as the weekend that would set
the Liberal party's strategy for
the next election. There could be
a federal election this fall ot
sooner. Both opposition parties
are completely unprepared, haying taken no real stand on the
Free Trade Agreement.
The Canadian people want
the deal abrogated. They want
their opposition parties to come
out with a straightforward statement of where they stand. But
politicians continue to play at
narrow party politics instead of
providing the leadership we need
if we are going todefeat Mulroney
or his successor.
Time is running out. We've
already lost half a million jobs
and a quarter of our m anuf actur-
ing sector. Once the Liberals realize that Canada's survival depends on abrogation ofthe FTA,
they will still have to tackle the
question of how to make an arrangement with the NDP not to
split the vote again. It's about
time the politicians caught up
with the people.
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a summer job?
The AMS has the following positions available:
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- 2 full time positions from Monday, April 20* to Friday, August 21
- 1 full time position from Monday, April 20* to Friday, June 26
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- 1 full time position form Monday, April 20* to Friday, August 21
* Or as soon as your exams are over with.
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- 1 full time position
(Must be available for the first two weeks of school)
The wage is $9.54 per hour based on a 37'/z hour week.
Please refer any questions about the above positions
to Carole Forsythe, Vice President in SUB 248.
We need French
Re: The recent proposal to cancel
French 115 for the upcoming winter session (1992-93).
I am a third year Arts student
currently enrolled in French 100.
This course is an excellent beginning, but it does not impart sufficient knowledge or confidence to
speak French on any useful level. I
had been considering taking
French 115 to acquire that knowledge and confidence in oral French.
Without this course, or an equivalent one, specifically designed to
improve oral French, I feel that
further, profitable study in the
language would require too great a
diversion from my chosen field of
study (philosophy). If French 115
is cancelled, I will discontinue my
studies in French. Furthermore,
the cancellation of French 115 will
notonly meanthatmy French skills
will remain minimal, it will ultimately result in the loss of these
skills altogether. If the French I
know is of little or no use, I will not
use it and all of my skills will
eventually be forgotten.
It is no secret that many students who take beginner's level
French courses do so in order to
fulfil the twelve credit language
requirement within the Faculty of
Arts. However, the intent of this
requirement is to encourage students to become sufficiently proficient in another language so that
they might use it all of their life.
The withdrawal of French 115
would constitute a major impediment towards realizing that goal.
Kevin Haidl
Arts 3
cc: M. Patricia Marchak,
Dean of Arts and Valerie Raoul,
French Dept. Head
Attention all grad
Do you know that your elected
graduate representatives have
voted to close the grad centre for
the summer. They say the closure
is to allow a new lounge manager
time to reorganize. However they
do not intend to look for a new
manager until after the closure. I
have several questions about their
"decree." 1) Why does it take four
months toreorganizealounge that
is already up and running. 2) Why
are they waiting until after the
closure to advertise the position?
3) Why didn't they consultorinform
the graduate students (that they
represent) of their plans? (They do
plan to publish an announcement
in the April issue of The Graduate,
after the fact.)
February 25 to
March 4, 1992
Monday March 2 Buch. A204 - 12:30pm
Neil Boyd "Misguided War on Drugs"
Tuesday March 3 Buch. A204 - 12:30pm
Shari Craydon "Images and Advertising"
Wednesday March 4 Buch. A204 - 12:30pm
Dallas Symth "Cultural Industry in Canada"
Bzzr Garden
Friday, February 28 Arts Lounge Gracious 4 - 4:00pm
A.U.S. Elections
Pick up applications in A107
Arts Film Presentation
February 28,1992
THE UBYSSEY/9 Picture this...
It's September 1992. You graduated with
a BA and spent the summer looking for work.
For a while you bus tables for minimum wage,
but you're looking for a REAL job.
So eventually there's an opening for a
library assistant or a secretary or a clerical job
at UBC and even though it's not your dream job
and even though you don't have to have a degree
to do it, you need a job and this one seems to pay
The thing is, once you start getting your
pay cheques, you realize you aren't really making
$1700 a month because there's things like taxes
and UI that come out of your salary, and once
you pay your rent and buy food and pay your
phone bill, and maybe go out for a beer or see a
movie every few weeks, there's hardly anything
left for you to save.
If you're supporting a child or a spouse,
it's far more frightening. You'll probably have to
get a second job just to keep from going into—or
deeper into—debt.
Your union has been without a contract
for over a year, and the university offers a
minimal, unfair wage increase, far below the
increases given to other unions and associations
on campus. You know at other campuses someone
doing the same job as you gets paid more. You
then realise you will probably be going on strike.
You don't want to strike. You can't afford
to. You feel bad about the students wholl miss
classes or have problems getting books for papers.
It was not so long ago you were a student
yourself. And it's not like you plan to stay at this
job for the rest of your life.
But the people you work with do. When
you think beyond yourself, beyond the immediate
present, it's hard not to support the strike.
It's hard to believe there are students
opposed to the strike just because they'll be
inconvenienced. Stop and think about it: without the support staff, could the university function?
Pay equity and fair wage increases for a
few thousand support workers go far beyond
books on shelves, toilet paper in stalls and eggs
on the grill. Besides, how many students will be
working at these service jobs next year?
Should the strike take place, the stronger the support for the strikers, the more pressure there will be on the university administration, and the sooner an agreement will be
It is in the students' best interests to
support striking CUPE members.
the Ubyssey
February 28, 1992
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the
Alma Mater Society ofthe University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the
sponsor. The editorial office is room 241K ofthe Student
Union Building. Editorial Department, phone 822-2301;
advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of
Canadian University Press
Jonathan Wong was talking about how The Ubyssey could be
more efficient. The nodding heads of Norman Gludavatz,
Morgan Maenling and David C. Franson sucked up his pears
of wisdom. In the background, Mark Nielsen bounced like
jumpingjackflash. Raul Peschiera looked detached as if to say
he knew it was not enough to talk. Sharon Lindores battered
against chaos, defining the craft. Carla Maftechuk and Paula
Wellings raged with the wrath of justice. Steve Chan smiled a
knowing smile as Paul Dayson sat rocking back and forth in
the corner. A sharp series of clicks snapped him out of it—
shutterbugs Paul Gordon and Sam Green scuttled across the
office. Chasing them was Effie Pow with a fly swatter in hand,
deranged she muttered something about keeping the office
clean. Rick Hiebert plodded behind. They made a break for the
balcony where Dianne "Sniper" Rudolf sat looking down the
sights ofhairbuzzer. Ted Young-Ing fe)t secure in her presence
having buzzed the back of his head, but Michael Coury feared
for his locks. ..he had pro mised. Doug Ferris—exhausted by his
slacker ethic—rested while the world went by.
Paul Dayson * Sharon Undoraa • Carta MafUctiuk
Ralil Poachlora • Efflo Pow
Photo odltor • Paul Cordon
Don't have a
cow, dude!
I found your facsimile of
Bart Simpson, whom you labeled "Gay Bart", a rather
bizarre symbol for your recent Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
issue. Why does homosexuality have to be promoted
with the likeness of an eight
year old boy, whose appeal is
mostly directed to the pre-
adolescent viewing audience?
I am sure that many individuals, even those who
support the gay community,
would agree with me that
your depiction was in very
bad taste. In fact, one might
be led to believe that your
paper indirectly supports
I hope that you take my
comments seriously and that
you plan to use better judgment in the future.
David Chivo
to the "Dumb
At last... an issue of The
Ubyssey that is intelligently
written, creative, and, most
importantly, controversial!
Just when I thought that
this campus was politically
dead, disinterested, and
bland, the gay [sic] community comes marching out
with a series of excellent,
thoughtful, and provocative
articles. It seems that this
"oppressed" ten percent is
doing more than their share
of the work in bringing issues related to homosexuality to light. Where is the
other ninety percent? Are we
dead? Cringing in the corners, afraid of standing up
and showing our support? It
is time for this campus to
wake up and start voicing
our opinions about every issue, following the example
ofthe gay [sic] writers ofthe
February 14th issue. After
all, this is a university, a
supposed hotbed of radical
politics and youthful energy,
and yet this is the first real
example of that power I've
seen all year. So... thanks
and congrats to the "dumb
queers" out there, and where
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any Issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words In length. Content
which Is Judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually Incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for brevity, but It Is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
the hell are the rest of
Andea Palfiraman
Ed. note: those who contributed to the Queer Issue are
not all queer; many are happily heterosexual
AMS bans Soul
Brother #1
The AMS has come out
against the music of The
Godfather of Soul, Soul
Brother Number 1, James
Brown. This man has just
been awarded the Achievement Award by the American Music Society. The
former AMS has deci ded that
"Sex Machine" is offensive.
If we go along with the
premise that any open reference to sex is offensive, it is
still not fair to ban a song
which is using sexual prowess as a metaphor for musical prowess. The two are not
necessarily mutually exclusive propositions. I mean,
you might as well ban Ravel's
"Bolero". There were definite references to sex in that
awful film "10".
Staff at Blue Chip
Cookies play selections from
the Godfather of Soul, and
the powers that be have
taken exception to his music. I don't think that anyone has complained about
the music. It is just the extremely sensitive AMS executives who have taken exception to the inoffensive
lyrics. Why not ban CITR
from playing 90% of all their
selections. It sounds like
censorship to me, and I can't
digitya'll. If it is not stopped,
I want a refund on all my
AMS fees. This isn't Soweto.
Marc Anthony Alexis
BA.Sc. Civil Engineering'86
Exam shit
Exams are just around
the corner, so all students
should be aware ofthe policies concerning exam conflicts and exam hardships,
an exam conflict is when you
have more then one exam
scheduled for the same exam
time. An exam hardship is
when a student has, in their
own opinion, too many exams within a short period of
time, i.e. three exams in one
day. If you are in either one
of the two situations, here's
some information which will
1. If you have an exam
conflict, go to the Registrar's
office and fill out an exam
conflict form. One of your
exams in conflict will be rescheduled to another time
slot on the same day.
2. If you feel you have
an exam hardship, your only
course of action is to see your
professors and ask if they'll
make any special arrangements. However, the UBC
administration and the individual faculties are under
no obligation to reschedule
exams that aren't in conflict
with other exams. So if you
feel you have a legitimate
reason to ask for an exam to
be rescheduled, see your
professor, department, faculty or Registrar's office.
3. The UBC Calendar
indicates the start date and
end date for examinations
and changes do occur to the
preliminary exam schedule.
Travel arrangements should
not, therefore, be made until
the final exam schedule is
posted. Professors are under
no obligation to make special
arrangements for exams to
be written at alternate times
to accomodate such requests.
4. Senate regulations
state: The holding of any
examination, formal or informal , during the two weeks
preceding the formally
scheduled examinations of
December and April is forbidden. (This does not apply
to regular weekly or biweekly tests or to traditional
and current practices in
laboratories.) If your professor does do this, contact the
Registrar's Office immediately.
These are some tips on
how to avoid any problems
in your exam schedule. Keep
in mind that none of this can
be done the day before the
exam, so find out right now
when your exams are. Also
keep in mind that professors
are human too; if you feel
that you have legitimate
reason to ask for an exam rescheduled, ask the prof; it
won'thurttotry. If you have
further questions concerning exam conflicts and hardships, call the Registrar's
Office at 822-2844, or the
AMS Ombudsoffice at 822-
AMS Ombudsoffice
Do you think that the
Native or Aboriginal people
really have an inherent right
to self government? Can
change of such magnitude
as the First Nations' People
really want occur in our society today? How would Native self government affect
the rest of the country as a
The answer to these
questions and more are not
at my disposal as the complexity ofthe matters defies
my knowledge of the situation. However, since the Oka
crisis in summer 1990 the
question was brought before
the Canadian public and still
remainslargely unanswered
and not dealt with. If you
feel that you have something
to say on the matter, someone is here to listen to your
views. On Friday, March 6,
1992 Hon. Tom Siddon M.P.
Minister of Indian Affairs
will be here to speak at 12:30
in the SUB Auditorium on
"First Nations and the Constitution." Come out to hear
the minister speak and tell
him how you feel on these
Jason Saunderson
vice president UBC
Physics 2
February 28,1992 OPS
And for those of
you who didn't
read it the first
four times...
In his criticism of Mr. Roberf s
letter, Mr. Raviner distorts the
historical record and uses irrelevant arguments in his effort to
support his position. His letter is
full of emotion but lacks in substance.
Mr. Rabiner's statement that
"Israel is a thorn in the thigh of
the anti-semites" is quite ironic.
European anti-semites were
among the first to support the
establishment of a Jewish State
in Palestine in the hope of ridding
themselves of their Jewish
population. It is ironic that both
the Zionists and the anti-semites
try their best to link Zionism and
Judaism ever more closely. Israel
is the best argument that the
anti-semites can use against
Jewish communities. The anti-
semites can argue that they
should be able to treat Jews (and
other minorities) the same way
Israel treats the Palestinians. If
Israel divest itself of the Palestinians (1948,1967), then surely
they can follow the same example
and divest themselves of Jews
among other minorities.
Readers, however, should also
be aware that "anti- semitism" is
one of. the most abused expression in the English language
nowadays. Zionists, unable to
defend their ideology on its merit,
make liberal use of the expression to silence or discredit their
Rabiner tells us that Nasser
called upon the Arabs to "push
the Jews into the sea." This quotation is taken directly from early
Zionist propaganda and was
found to have no basis in reality.
In reality, Nasser has assured
the UN mediators that Egypt
would not be the one to start war.
As of Mr. Rabiner's "nice" imagery about the impeding threat to
Israel in 1967, the reader should
refer to August 8, 1991 edition
letter to the editor titled: "Champion refuted." Mr. Rabiner's
statement that the Palestinians
"have been under foreign control
since 1517" is irrelevant. This
fact does not in any way diminish
the right of the Palestinians to
the land nor does it bestow legitimacy on their dispossession
from their lands. Mr. Rabiner
complains that people 'write[s]
an 'Israel bashing' article without having the slightest understanding of how or why the Palestinians have come to the position
that they are currently in." Mr.
Rabiner should take his own advice quite seriously. If he did, he
will find that the reason that we
have come so far has to do with
the Zionist colonization of Palestine. He will find out that it was
the result ofthe natural collision
between the colonizers and the
natives ofthe land. Not very much
different from South Africa. In
both cases the natives were disenfranchised. In both cases, the
natives preferred a multi-ethnic,
multi-religious democratic secular state. In both cases the colonists imposed an exclusionist
system that discriminates against
the natives. Both tried their best
to divest themselves of their native population. During the 1948
war, Zionists terrorized or actively forced the Palestinians into
exile. Israel expropriated their
land and rebuffed any peace offer
that will restore the Palestinians
their rights ever since.
Rafeh Hulays
Electrical Engineering
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7HT1S1 Concerned about CTITIS
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Why not volunteer for the
AMS Walk Home Program?
Applications are now available for:
• Two Volunteer Coordinators;
• Treasurer; and
• Promotions Coordinator*
* Must be available in the summer.
Questions may be directed to Caireen Hanert,
Director of Administration, SUB 254, 822-3961
Please return your application to the Administrative
Assistant in SUB 238 by 4:30 on Friday, March 13
Psychologists at the University of British Columbia would like volunteers
to participate in a study on women, work, and stress. Participants would be
asked to complete one questionnaire a month for three months, at a time
convenient for them. Each one takes about an hour to complete. The information from the questionnaires will be kept confidential and anonymous.
At the completion of the study, you would be provided with a summary of
the group results. This description may give you insight into the coping
skills some women use to deal with stressful situations, and may increase
your repertoire of effective coping methods and skills. If you would be
willing to participate in this study, or if you have any questions, please
call Karen Flood (research assistant) at o22-"l;7"
or contact
Dr. Bonita Long, Ph.D.
Counselling Psychology Dept
University of British Columbia
5780 Toronto Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1L2
February 28,1992
THE UBYSSEY/11 Wilfrid Laurier University
An MBA is one of the premier ways to advance your career.
Laurier develops managers who can provide leadership to
Canadian business and government in a global economy.
• WHEN to apply? Part-time: May 1
Full-time: May 1, November 15
• LENGTH of program? Part-time: Four years (evenings)
Full-time: One year (May to May
and September to September) with
prerequisite courses.
Individuals who wish to develop
skills as managers.
Undergraduate degree
Acceptable GMAT score (Min. 550)
Two years of full-time work
experience, co-op/internship.
For more information contact:
MBA Program Office, Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
(519) 884-1970, ext. 2544
WHO should apply?
do you
Information Session: Tuesday, March 3,12:30 -1:30 p.m., Buchanan Building, Room B212
George Morfitt. FCA, Auditor General of British Columbia
Watchdog of the public purse. The man our
provincial government is accountable to on all fiscal
His clients are B.C.'s taxpayers. His job is to make
certain the province*s $13 billion budget is spent
economically and efficiently.
The responsibility is enormous. But George excels
at turning challenging assignments into successful and
rewarding opportunities.
He has worked in many areas of business finance,
which led to his previous position as Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer of The Diamond Group of Companies. He's been Chairman of the University
of British Columbia's Board of Governors and
the Universities Council of B.C. A municipal
alderman. President of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of B.C. And inductee to the province's Sports
Hall of Fame.
George's CA has opened many of those doors.
"You can use the discipline, training and approach gained
from your professional designation to take leadership
roles throughout the fabric of Canadian society."
George Morfitt, CA and public watchdog.
If you're looking for a career with multiple
opportunities, write the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of B.C.
Our standards are higher.
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International Women's Day rally
Friday, March 6 at 12:30pm
SUB South Plaza
(in case of rain, meet in SUB 207-209)
Speakers on issues affecting women on
Sponsored by UBC Students for Choice
and UBC Women's Centre
U Vic's
VICTORIA(CUP)—Posters demanding a safe campus for women
at the University of Victoria drew
rape threats and vandalism
Last month, threats such as
"Shut the fuck up or Fll rape your
sorry ass! Asking for a rebate?!?
Fuck, just for that women should
pay double," were scribbled on
posters designed by a group of
women at the University of
The posters, intended to draw
attention to violence against
women on campus, read Tuition
rebate for women only. UVic is a
dangerous place for women. At
night the unsafe environment limits access to facilities and restricts
their freedom. Are women not entitled to a tuition rebate?"
The Women's Centre received
a number of direct responses. One
letter said women should pay
double tuition, and half the money
should go to men so they can be
funded to rape women.
"The [posters] were a tool to
get people thinking," said Susanne
Klausen, a member of the group
that designed the posters.
"It was the shock value that
got people to stop and look. It gets
them talking."
Klausen said though a more
fundamental change must take
place in the way people address
the problem of violence against
women, the tuition fee idea is a
The Women's Centre collective i s taki ng the graffiti as a threat,
said Nettie Hayter, a member of
the collective.
"It was interesting to see how
the [posters] were received," said
Roshni Narain, a spokesperson for
the poster committee. She said 200
posters were put up, and one week
later the posters still up had messages on them.
"Violence against women is a
real thing. Women do have
something to fear," Narain said.
"When you see a poster that
has been ripped in half or
vandalized, it is scary to think
about the anger and hate behind
[the action]," Narain said.
Although sponsored by the
Women's Centre «_nd stamped by
the student council, the poster
project was privately funded. The
posters were displayed only on
public notice boards.
Klausen said women do not
have equal access to university
facilities. She pointed to a sign
posted in the women's locker room
that reads "Attention all female
joggers. You are advised to refrain
from running during non-daylight
hours. This is in your best interest.
Athletics and Recreation Services."
"If the UVic experience was
equal for women and men, then
women would pay equal tuition,"
she said.
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Women's Issue: Sun. Mar. 1,
Thurs. Mar. 5, Noon-til we finish
February 28,1992


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