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The Ubyssey Mar 18, 1976

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Array HIS MASTER'S VOID  is felt by  lonely dog patiently waiting for
owner   to   reappear   after   attending   class   inside   Lassere   building
Af legislative opening
Wednesday.  Life is easy for canine snoozer, however - at
doesn't have to worry about final exams or jobs. So it goes.
-deryl mogg photo
least he
250 protest cutbacks
VICTORIA — About 250 members of the B.C. Student Federation
demonstrated outside the Victoria
legislature before the official
opening of the legislature Wednesday to protest proposed
education cutbacks.
The demonstrators represented
most B.C. university and college
UBC, Simon Fraser University,
Notre Dame University and the
three Vancouver Community
College campuses were all
represented at the two hour rally.
During the demonstration, six
spokespersons from the BCSF
spoke to education minister Pat
McGeer for half an hour.
When Bill Bennett appeared on
the steps of the legislature to hear
the gun salute and greet the
lieutenant governor, he was met by
a hail of boos. Bennett smiled
throughout the heckling.
BCSF chairwoman Lake Sagaris
said friction was kept to a
minimum because of the time
"McGeer was not interested in
our views, but we will be meeting
with him next Thursday," Sagaris
She said that during the meeting,
McGeer continually referred to
NDU as a private college. She also
said that McGeer said there would
be no education cutbacks.
In   an   interview   with   The
Ubyssey, after the throne speech,
McGeer affirmed the statement.
"There will be more money for
universities, primary and
secondary schools and for
colleges," McGeer said. However,
he offered no explanation of what
cutbacks are.
McGeer was also asked if extra
funds would be set aside for NDU.
"There will be increased sums to
the Universities Council," McGeer
said, "but you must understand
that NDU has to meet satisfactory
negotiations with them (the
Norm Black, co-spokesman for
the B.C. Concerned Citizen
Association,     spoke     at     the
demonstration "because I support
the movement," Black said.,
"We are attempting to continue
setting the stage for future protests
against this government," he said.
BCSF spokeswoman Lorna
Philipzig said there will be a
meeting between representatives
of the BCSF and the cabinet March
They will also meet with the
MLAs in session, on the same date,
she said.
The throne speech included only
two broad references to education.
"It was a committment of my
government to ensure that young
people   in   British   Columbia   be
given the opportunity to achieve a
See page 2: SONG
to meet
med leaders
Administration president Doug
Kenny will soon meet local medical
leaders to settle a dispute over the
proposed expansion of UBC's
medical school.
Education minister Pat McGeer
Monday threatened cancellation of
the project for UBC.
McGeer said Monday if the
dispute between Vancouver and
UBC doctors is not settled and
plans are not drawn up within 60
days, the planned $50 million expansion would be shifted to the
University of Victoria.
Kenny then wrote McGeer
saying he would meet with officials
from Vancouver hospitals and the
B.C. Medical Association who had
opposed the plan.
McGeer announced last week a
proposal to concentrate teaching
facilities at UBC by establishing a
240-bed hospital and doubling the
size of UBC's medical school.
The Vancouver doctors had
complained that the project would
divert funds needed in existing
hospitals for improvement of
teaching facilities.
In his letter to McGeer, Kenny
said he has met with heads and
directors of the medicine faculty at
UBC and in teaching units in
Vancouver hospitals, who all
agreed they support the concept of
expanded facilities on the UBC
Kenny also said in the letter: "It
is important to note that their
support is based upon a perception
of the need, not only for a new
teaching hospital, but also for
upgrading present teaching space
in affiliated hospitals.
"They have recommended, and I
have agreed, that in the planning to
take place in the next 60 days, the
urgency of provision of clinical
academic facilities in the teaching
hospitals be recognized and be
proceeded with simultaneously in
parallel with the planning for the
campus hospital.
"To assist in the co-operation of
this important task, I am
arranging a meeting within the
next few days with the executive
directors of the Vancouver General
Hospital, Shaughnessy Hospital
and St. Paul's hospital and the
president of the B.C. Medical
See page 2: VICTORIA
McGeer mum on NDU fate
The acting administration
president of Notre Dame
University failed Tuesday to get a
firm commitment from education
minister Pat McGeer on NDU's
Val George said McGeer told
him any decisions on the future of
NDU would have to be made
through the Universities Council —
not by the man responsible for
making educational decisions in
"I was told what we had heard
before through press releases —
that we must work through the
council," George said in an interview Wednesday.
He described the meeting as
"The last thing we heard from
the council were their recommendations, and we thought this
was an opportune time to talk to
the minister.
"But he just threw it back in the
Universities Council's lap,"
George said.
Early this month the Universities Council recommended the
provincial government continue to
fund NDU for the coming year, on
the condition that NDU only offer
third- and fourth-year courses,
while Selkirk College in Castlegar
take over the university's first- and
second-year courses.
The council also recommended
that NDU share administrative
costs with other institutions in the
area, cut back on its faculty
because of the program reductions, and transfer its capital
assets, lands and buildings to the
provincial government.
George said he agreed with some
of the council's recommendations,
but said the university could not
make any plans "until we have
some assurance we can continue to
operate as a four-year, degree-
granting institutions."
"We need some assurances at
this time that there will be a full
four-year program at Nelson, and
we are not getting any assurances.
"It is hard to discuss details
about the immediate future
without this assurance," George
George said he was aware that
one of the council's major recommendations, if followed, assures
that NDU will not continue to have
a four-year program, but said it
was the university's position that
education in the Kootenays would
suffer if there is no guarantee of
such a program.
"We think it (the Universities
Council's plan) doesn't give any
basis for a cohesive four-year
program. That is our main area of
"They are operating with a
coast-centred philosophy, and we
can't  get  through  to  them  the
particular benefits of a four-year
program in the Interior," George
"The issue of the university's
continuance is entirely financial to
them (members of the council and
the department of education), but
that is minor to the real
educational issues," he said.
Deputy education minister
Walter Hardwick has expressed
concern over the high per student
cost at NDU compared with costs
at coast universities. UBC's per
student cost is $2,000, while NDU's
is almost $4,000.
But George said the government
would actually save very little by
its cutbacks at NDU.
"There's no very significant
saving at all. By the time you've
added up things like severance pay
for terminated faculty members,
you don't save very much at all,"
said George.
George said another problem
with the recommendation was the
limited amount of time NDU has to
change its current four-year
Besides this objection, he said,
the council's recommendations
only cover a period of one year,
and only guarantee funding for
that year.
"There is no continued
assurance of any continued funding after next year," he said.
n**.-      -—- —matt king photo
BCSFer STEW SAVARD ... steers voters to poll in SUB
Voter turnoui low
With only four polls open, the
first day voter turnout for the
National Union of Students-B.C.
Student Federation referendum
was 643 Wednesday.
The vote to increase student fees
by $2 — a dollar to each
organization — continues today
and Friday at polls around campus. A quorum of 3,500 students,
with a two-thirds majority supporting the fee hike, is needed for
the      referendum      to     pass.
Alma Mater Society returning
office Brent Tynan said he wasn't
pleased with the limited number of
polls but added "it's not easy to
find people to work on polls."
He said he thought more supporters of BCSF and NUS would
have volunteered to man the polls.
However, many were in Victoria to
attend a student protest at the
legislature buildings.
Dave van Blarcom, student
representative assembly
president, said Wednesday's
See page 2: FOUL Page 2
Thursday, March 18, 1976
'Victoria only alternative'
From page 1
"I expect we will be able to reach
agreement on the practical way to
co-ordinate our joint efforts."
UBC medical students currently
work in clinical teaching units in
the three hospitals. The facilities
were described last year by
medicine dean Dr. David Bates as
the worst in Canada after medical
authorities ordered the facilities be
McGeer said Monday the only
alternative to the proposed 240-bed
hospital would be a teaching
hospital in Victoria.
"B.C. citizens are being shortchanged" by the small number of
medical students being trained in
B.C., he added.
UBC, the only medical school in
the province, takes in 80 students
per year. Under the proposed
expansion, this figure would be
doubled to 160.
The expansion will be financed
by a joint federal-provincial fund
that must be used by 1980. This was
the reason given for the 60 day
planning deadline imposed by
Dr. William Ibbott, B.C. Medical
Association president, reacted
Tuesday to McGeer's remarks by
calling them the 'worst kind of
arrogance I have heard from a
minister of the crown — an
example of familiar Marie Antoinette mentality."
"I think Dr. McGeer has overstepped his jurisdiction in the
name of health education to the
possible detriment of health care.
"If I were (Premier Bill) Bennett or health minister (Bob)
McLelland looking at the situation
today and the reaction that has
accompanied it, I would be
scratching my head about
McGeer," Ibbott said.
Ibbott said last week the UBC
location was the wrong place in the
Lower Mainland for expansion of
medical school teaching facilities. -
Under the former NDP government, the $50 million fund was
earmarked for expansion of
current medical facilities in the
Lower Mainland under the B.C.
Medical Centre, which was
recently cancelled by the Socreds.
Song sung at Victoria rally
From page 1
medical education in their own
province. I am pleased to report
that already steps to achieve this
goal have been taken by an announced expansion at the
University of B.C. medical
The speech also mentioned that
steps would be taken to help
finance independent schools in
Pre-'and post-secondary
education financing, the fate of
Notre Dame University, education
priorities, goals and directions
were all ignored during the speech,
read by Lt.-Gov. Walter Owen.
However, the demonstrators
outside the legislature did manage
to come up with a song for the
What Shall We Do With Social
Credit, sung to the tune of What
Shall We Do With a Drunken
What shall we do with Pat
McGeer [repeated three times]
Come the next election.
The Path of Total Awareness
"Whosoever looks deeply into
himself and preceives only
discontent, fraility, darkness and
fear, need not be'afraid nor curl his
lips in scorn. But let him seek the
Mahanta, who can be found within
his heart. ... He will learn that no
one is excluded from the divine
nature of the ECK consciousness,
that it is only man that excludes
himself from it."
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I repeat].
Come the next election.
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Vander Zalm [repeat]
Come the next election.
Make him pick berries in northern Surrey [repeat].
Come the next election.
What shall we do with Billy
Bennett [repeat]
Come the next election.
Make him a clerk in daddy's
hardware [repeat]
Come the next election.
What shall we do -with Social
Credit [repeat]
Come the next election.
Put them all on unemployment
Come the next election.
McGeer was a psychiatry
professor at UBC and head of the
neurological sciences department
before he became education
UBC administration vice-
president Chuck Connaghan, who
is in charge of non-academic affairs, said Wednesday the plans for
the hospital will be ready within
the 60-day deadline.
Foul up
From page 1
election procedure coud be a major
foul up. He added that it will be
returning   officer   Tynan's   "last
election anyway."
NUS and BCSF have been
operating on temporary fee levies
and grants from student councils
since their inception in recent
years. By voting yes to the
referendum you support the
concept of student unions and
agree to pay a dollar to each group
A total of 18 polling places will
have been set up when polls close
Friday. Polls will be open today
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUB,
Sedgewick and Woodward
libraries and War Memorial Gym
and also from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the
common blocks of Place Vanier,
Totem Park and Walter Gage.
Polls will be open Friday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUB, Sedgewick
library and the Buchanan, law and
civil engineering buildings.
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The Tequila
with the
spirit of
Mexico, Thursday, March 18, 1976
Page 3
Committee set, women ignored
Administration president Doug
Kenny, who claims to be concerned
about sex-discrimination, now has
a Norman, a Richard, a Ken, a
Frank, a Julien, a Colin, a Bill, a
Gordon, a Terence, a Nathan and a
John sitting on a teaching
evaluation committee.
It took Kenny 15 months to put
this committee together — without
one single woman.
UBC's senate recommended it be
set up in December, 1974. It
becomes the highest body dealing
with       teaching
procedures at UBC.
Several faculties, including
science, arts and education,
already have similar committees
dealing with teaching evaluation
procedures within the faculty, but
no committee previously existed to
examine teaching evaluation on a
university-wide basis.
Three of the 12 committee
members do or have chaired their
respective faculty committees —
education's Richard Bennet,
assistant science dean Nathan
Divinsky and English prof John
Hulcoop, who last year chaired the
evaluation low-profile arts faculty committee
on teaching evaluation and improvement.
Other committee members are
Norman Bulley, committee
chairman and agriculture
professor, medicine prof Kenneth
Leighton, engineering prof Francis
Navin, forestry prof Julien
Demaerschaelk, commerce prof
Colin Gourlay, Floyd St. Clair,
French prof and member of the
arts faculty teaching evaluation
committee, dentistry prof Gordon
Page, Bill Black, Law professor
and   prominent   civil   liberties
lawyer    and    pharmaceutical
sciences prof Terence Brown.
Deans of UBC's 12 faculties were
asked to submit names to the
president's office of a professor in
each faculty who should sit on the
The committee is to exchange
information between the faculties
about teaching evaluation
procedures, and to try and set up a
series of short teaching courses
taught by and for profs on a
voluntary basis.
Committee chairman Bulley said
Wednesday he was only notified of
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—john morris photo
for ambulance near Main library. Concerned onlooker offers comfort.
Fortunately, machine recovered.
Senate moves to cut nurse enrolment
UBC-senate moved Wednesday
to limit first-year nursing
enrolment for five years to a
number 30 per cent below this
year's first-year enrolment figure.
The move, which must be approved by the university board of
governors before taking effect,
would stop the recent rapid growth
of the undergraduate section of
nursing while increasing
enrolment in the master's degree
program in nursing.
Nursing school head Muriel
Uprichard told senate the school's
facilities simply can no longer
accommodate any more growth in
the school — until a new nursing
building is built.
Uprichard also said there is a
limited number of jobs available
for nurses graduating with a
bachelor's degree, but there is a
serious shortage in B.C. of nurses
with master's degrees.
A report which Uprichard and
Liam Finn, dean of applied
sciences which includes nursing,"
circulated to senate members
showed that between 1971 and 1975,
enrolment of first-year nursing
students increased to 158 from 46.
During the same period, total
undergraduate enrolment increased to 482 from 207 and the
number of nurses in the master's
program increased to 49 from 23.
The senate motion would limit
first-year enrolment in nursing to
113 until and including September,
During that time, undergraduate
enrolment would rise slightly to 484
from this year's 482, but enrolment
in the masters' program would
increase to 75 from the current 49.
At the same meeting, Doug
Kenny, UBC administration
president and senate chairman,
prevented senate from discussing
the recent firings of two UBC board
of governors members midway
through their terms.
Kenny ruled out of order a
suggestion by student senator Ron
Walls that a motion by economics
professor Robert Clark — to
discuss the matter in private at the
April senate meeting — could
actually be discussed in public
Clark gave notice of a motion
that "senate regrets the action by
education minister Pat McGeer in
removing two appointed members
of the board of governors prior to
the completion of their terms of
He suggested that senate discuss
the motion behind closed doors in
one month.
But Walls immediately rose,
suggesting that if two-thirds of
senate wished to, the motion given
as notice by Clark could actually
be discussed at that meeting.
"It is important that senate
moves swiftly and decisively on
this matter," Walls said.
But Kenny said no such two-
thirds   majority   vote   provision
exists, and no notices of motion can
be discussed until the next meeting
of senate.
The motion refers to the firings
last week by Social Credit
education minister McGeer of
board members Clive Lytle and
Bing Thom.
Lytle, an assistant secretary-
treasurer of the B.C. Federation of
Labor, and Thom, an architect in
Arthur Erickson's firm, were fired
with one and one-half years left in
their three-year board terms. They
were both NDP appointees.
They were replaced by Vancouver lawyer Pearley Brissenden
and Kelowna businessman Ian
Feel rejected? Join the club
Do you feel rejected by every group on campus?
Well, don't feel left out, because there's lots of
people like you. Many have joined the brand-new
Rejects Club, and you can too — if they'll have you.
About 50 bottom-of-the-barrel types gathered at
noon Wednesday to take in the world premiere of Mag
Kidding, a film rejected by every conceivable film
The film was followed by a showing of some footage
of film that was left on the cutting room floor by the
makers of Mag Kidding.
The film, which of course was perfectly awful, told
the story of a simple-seamstress-cum-famous-
detective, Magdalena Kidding, and how she solved
the Secret of the Sewing Machine and was able to
recover the crown jewels of the Netherlands from a
master criminal who was madly in love with her.
It was rather dull and predictable, really, but
hilarious in its very awfulness.
It was made last summer by a group of UBC
students, many of whom are now involved in the
Rejects Club.
One such would-be filmmaker is Rejects Club
president Charles Foid.
Foid said Wednesday it costs 50 cents to join the
club — mainly because that is the minimum fee the
club must charge if it is to be considered a legally
constituted club by the Alma Mater Society.
Foid said Robert Stanfield, former national leader
of the Conservative party, has been made an
honorary member of the club, and that provincial
education minister Pat McGeer will qualify as an
honorary loser after the next provincial election,
whenever that is.
He said Mag Kidding will be shown again at 7:30
p.m. today and Friday in SUB 212. Admission is 50
cents for non-members (who thus become members),
49 cents for members.
However, the admission fee may be refunded if the
filmgoer writes a 50-word essay on why the film is so
Foid said the money will be used to finance another
film by the Rejects Club. The club is also applying for
a federal government grant to fund future films.
his appointment to the committee
on Tuesday and has not yet set a
meeting date for the committee.
Senate recommended the
president's office set up the
committee in early December,
1974. Then-administration
president Walter Gage sent letters
to the deans asking for appointments, but the committee was
apparently forgotten during the
changeover of administrations last
The president's office only acted
to set up the committee after The
Ubyssey discovered several weeks
ago the committee did not exist.
New board
gets mixed
A new post-secondary education
superboard will help end a
destructive competition for money
between B.C.'s colleges and
universities, the head of the
organization it will replace said
William Armstrong, chairman of
the B.C. Universities Council, said
the introduction of a Colleges Act
incorporating the superboard will
make it so "colleges are not
competing for funds with the
But Frank Beinder, executive
director of the B.C. Association of
Community Colleges, said Wednesday he is concerned that
universities may dominate community colleges under the new
He asked that the provincial
government have discretionary
powers to override the board's
Both were commenting on
deputy education minister Walter
Hardwick's announcement
Monday that college and university
governance will be incorporated
under "one council having
responsibility for the entire post-
secondary area."
Dave Van Blarcom, Student
Representative Assembly
president, said Wednesday Armstrong's statement didn't quite
make sense because colleges and
universities "will be competing for
funds within a single forum."
"They're just centralizing the
bureaucracy," he said.
Currently, community colleges
operate under sections of the
Public Schools Act and receive
their money directly from Victoria. The universities council coordinates budget allocations for
the province's three public
universities and disburses grants
to them.
Beinder said the colleges
association had known a new act
was in the works by the NDP administration and generally favored
the idea of legally separating
colleges from public school administration. But the association
didn't know of the plans for a single
"If there was to be one post-
secondary body of colleges and
universities, we'd be concerned
that there is not a domination of the
universities over areas universities have no interest in, like
vocational training," he said.
"I think if there were that kind of
organization, we would need to feel
the department of education was
making a significant position in
final decision making.
But Armstrong, who said the size
of bureaucracy of the current
Universities Council in Vancouver
would have to be substantially
increased under the new system,
said he supports the new super-
board idea.
"I'm of the feeling myself the
whole of the post secondary system
should be under one body," he said. Page 4
Thursday, March 18, 1976
Board in 1933
more open
than in 1976
The year in review, part 4 - the board of governors.
It's amazing, really, what you can find while digging
through the back files of a newspaper. Often what we take
for granted today is really a step backward from what
previously existed.
Take the board of governors (you can have 'em cheap)
for example. While digging through the microfilm recently
one of our staffers discovered the following item on page one
of the Daily Province June 27, 1933.
It was a fairly detailed account of a UBC board of
governors meeting (apparently open to the press) in which
details were bared about academic appointments.
It seems the board refused to grant a J. Allen Harris
appointment to the summer session staff because he had just
recently accepted the Liberal party nomination for South
Okanagan in an upcoming election.
The   board   felt   that   by   appointing   Harris  it  would
contravene its publicly stated hiring policy of not favoring -
"appointment to the teaching staff of anyone entering public
Now there's nothing particularly startling about the
policy itself although in recent years professors have become
politicians and still remained teaching (i.e. geographer Walter
Hardwick or assistant engineering dean Fritz Bowers on
Vancouver city council).
What is more interesting is the apparent open operation
of this board in 1933 - 43 years before the farce they call
"open board meetings" was recently instituted.
Today, issues such as academic appointments would
never become public knowledge as they obviously did in the
1930s. We have taken a giant step into the closet of secrecy
to the point now where practically everything is discussed in
This is not good and we've said so before. So our year
end review of the board repeats the point — its meetings
should be virtually always open to keep the public, which
plays for this place, properly informed.   -
It doesn't seem like such a radical idea since it was
operating in a true open fashion more than 40 years ago.
What happened? Maybe after the war nobody trusted
anybody any more. Who knows?
But the UBC board should stop insulting the public by
calling the monthly show in the administration board room
an "open meeting." It's a sham, if that.
As for its operations, hopefully the board, in its wisdom,
will combat the provincial government austerity programs
and protest any moves which will curtail the quality of
education at B.C. universities.
Let's trim the fat and try to keep as many programs as
possible. The board should take an active role in fighting
many things on behalf of the university community -
including cutbacks and government interference in the
And it should do it in the open.
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Bob Rayfieid kept complaining all day long. "I want to be in third line
of the masthead," he kept saying. "Maybe this will keep him quiet," said
Anne Wallace and Heather 'Itchyteeth' Walker. "At least he's not as noisy
as Mark 'Le Buffoon' Lepitre," piped up Doug Rushton, in a rare burst of
goodwill. "I don't care as long as you keep the nasty words out of the
paper," sighed Gary Coull. Gregg Thompson and Len MacKave just wanted
to find somebody they could talk to for stories, which was just what Chris
Gainor seemed to be trying to avoid. Ralph Maurer, who was full of shit
(oops, sorry Gary) and Jean Randall tried their hands at being reject twins,
and Nancy Southam played at being foreign correspondent for a day. Mark
Buckshon kept himself occupied, as did Dave Wilkinson. And the terrible
trio — Matt King, Deryl Mogg and Doug Field — were all in the starting
lineup for a summer job. Susan Alexander went out on a limb for a story,
and Sue Vohanka compromised the few principles she's got left. That is to
say, Rayfieid bought the beer.
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A masterpiece!
Who would expect such stirring
social commentary from a person
who is politically slightly to the
right of Atilla the Hun?
I am of course referring to Tom
Barnes' article (March 16) concerning the Big Block awards
banquet. It is hoped by many on
campus that sports coverage of
this calibre continues to grace your
Stuart Lyster
arts 3
No bias
Though I appreciate the valid
sentiments behind Nadine McDonnell's letter of March 16 concerning women's representation in
student politics, I must take issue
with certain points discussed.
As a member of the selection
committee for the Student Administration Committee (SAC) I
can assure McDonnell that no such
sentiment of putting women 'where
they belong' existed at any time
during the proceedings.
With only a one week period
allotted to make recommendations
for the 10 positions, the committee
was in no position to run around
campus recruiting women. If this
year's selections committee
"didn't ask any women" in the
sense McDonnell implies, it didn't
ask any men either.
Job openings were advertised,
answered, and applicants were
considered on the basis of their
Certainly, women are underrepresented in student politics.
Certainly, they are at least as
qualified as men and it is a
regretable thing that there were
not more female applicants for
SAC positions. However, to label
the selection committee as a
scapegoat is to ignore the underlying causes of the problem.
Perhaps, the best way to justly
represent "all groups on campus,
including women" is to have
members of the SAC elected instead of appointed. In this way, an
equitable choice of candidate could
be made.
David MacKinnon
I had the pleasure of attending
an Alma Mater Society council
meeting last week and needless to
say I was dismayed at the
ignorance and political naivity
showed by the majority of council
members. Granted a number of the
members are new and some of the
ignorance could of been excused,
had the council members not taken
a primadonna attitude towards
other post-secondary institutions in
B.C. when talking about the B.C.
Student Federation.
An example of this attitude was
blatently clear with the AMS
discussion on BCSF when a
delegate to the last conference was
asked if UBC needed the
federation. She replied that UBC is
already doing all the things that
BCSF is and the only reason UBC
should stay in, is to help the small
colleges "who are lost" (classic
example of university elitism).
This council member is obviously missing the point of a
Federation of students. A lot of
colleges such as Capilano and
Langara are also doing everything
that UBC and BCSF is doing and in
some cases more. But we realize
that if any institution accomplishes
anything, it would have a much
better chance if it is backed by all
the other institutions of B.C.
The federation gets its direction
and policy from the delegates of all
the respective B.C. institutes of
higher learning.
On the question of information
getting out to the students on
BCSF, it is not up to the executive
or the staff of BCSF to see that
information gets out to the
If that information does not get
out to the students, the fault is the
AMS council not the organization
for the AMS receives all information coming out of the BCSF
Compounding this lack of information is your council's
reluctance to buy and distribute
the B.C. Student. They argued for
three quarters of an hour on
whether to buy the paper then they
bitch about not knowing anything
about BCSF.
Another example of the AMS's
lack of organizational skills comes
to light over the matter of the
BCSF sponsored Rally in Victoria
March 17. At the last BCSF conference there was a unanimous
decision at the plenary to hold a
rally in Victoria to protest the
upcoming severe cutbacks in
UBC's four delegates voted in
favor of the motion yet nothing
much has been done to promote the
rally at UBC. In fact, I can say that
I have not seen a poorer run
campaign on any campus in the
two years I have been in student
The excuses the AMS gives are
even worse than the campaign they
are running — i.e. students come to
UBC to learn not to be politicized or
we have 23,000 students, how do we
organize them.
These are not excuses they're
First of all, if the cutbacks
continue at the rate they appear to
be going, a lot of students who will
want to learn won't be able to afford to.
Secondly, with 23,000 students
and 40 council members they
should be able to get 400 of their
friends to attend the rally not to
mention the other 1,000 or so
students who would probably be
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From page 4
concerned if they were told how
they are going to be affected in the
next year or two.
But it appears that the AMS is
either too elitist or too lazy to get
out and organize students on a
grass roots level around the issues.
Higher costs in tuition, housing,
food, transportation and books
while wages, loans and grants are
being frozen are serious issues that
students should be concerned with.
These issues are important and if
they are explained and shown to
the students thoroughly and
properly if will get some response
out of the students.
UBC is being affected by cutbacks in education and over the
next two years the cutbacks are
going to hurt all the students at
universities and colleges alike
throughout the province. We as
students must organize and show
the government of B.C. that we are
concerned about what is happening
to our educational system.
Once again education in post-
secondary institutes is becoming a
privilege and unless the AMS gets
off of its elitist ass to start some
grass roots organizing, the
students of B.C. are going to be
21,000 students less effective.
I don't want to see this happen
but if UBC just sits back and lets
the colleges do all the dirty work
then UBC becomes a heavy burden
on the other institutions of B.C. —
i.e. a UBC contingent will be
conspicuously lacking at the upcoming rally.
When Capilano College will be
able to get 150-200 people out of a
possible 1,400 full-time students, I
really wonder about the credibility
of the UBC's AMS when they can
only guarantee about 10. people.
Bill Bell
Capilano College
student president
During this week, students at
UBC will' be asked to decide
whether or not to join the B.C.
Student Federation BCSF. BCSF is
basically an organization attempting to unify students at both
the high-school and post-secondary
levels. It believes that if students
can consolidate into a united front,
then they can better promote their
rights and press for improved
education standards.
Although, this may be the
philosophical rationale behind the
BCSF, students seem to be more
interested in what the federation
has achieved over the last year.
Most recently, the BCSF has been
instrumental in preventing the
government from eliminating the
Careers 76 program.
Careers 76 is a provincial
program that employs about
12,000, summer jobs for B.C.
students. If the program had been
eliminated or reduced many
students would have had to spend
the summer picking berries,
mowing   lawns   or   joining   the
Unemployment Insurance Commission swim team.
BCSF propaganda floating
around campus will bring other
issues to light as well. However, I
would prefer to leave these aside
and discuss some overlooked
advantages and disadvantages of
the BCSF. First of all, on the
negative side of things, BCSF has
made some errors. They should
never have aligned itself with the
New Democratic Party, because
by supporting the NDP, the BCSF
identified itself as a part of the left
movement in the province, a
movement that the governing
Socreds are not particularly fond
So what do you think is going to
happen when the BCSF faces the
present regime and demands
concessions for students? The
overall effect may well retard the
student movement in B.C.
Secondly, there seems to be a
feeling on this campus that the
BCSF is operated by a number of
incompetent political hacks. That
the executive is- composed of
students concerning more with
self-profit rather than student
rights. Personally, I disagree
especially in light of the recent
executive turnover. However,
many students believe this to be a
valid criticism.
On the more positive side of
things, BCSF has done a number of
good things. Most critical is the
fact that the BCSF has brought
students together into one forum;
an arena in which students can
pool their resources and efforts
In the past, when colleges and
universities were non-aligned,
each campus had a resident expert
in a field (e.g. summer employment) and for reasons of time
and lack of involvement they
lacked experts in other fields (e.g.
housing, education cutbacks).
By bringing campuses together,
BCSF has brought these experts
together, so that the housing,
education and employment experts
are aware of each others efforts.
Now, all of B.C.'s campuses are
well informed of these problems of
mutual concern, and have a
platform, in the BCSF, in which to
air them.
This   platform,   representing
70,000 students, presents a major
force when it confronts government and administration on these
issues. Nearly half of the
federation's support comes from
UBC and therefore, to be truly
effective it needs our support.
More importantly, BCSF has
shown itself to be a catalyst in the
sense that it iniates a movement
for student rights. Most of us on
this campus are fortunate in that
we have a well organized student
society. However, such is not the
case elsewhere, many students are
unorganized and unaware of their
For example, at a recent conference one representative from a
college told me that he thought it
was illegal for students to have a
campus newspaper without the
consent of his administration.
He then told me that his college
had not started a paper because
the administration would not
That is why the province's
colleges need a BCSF, students
must be informed of their rights
and the BCSF has started by
helping to write constitutions,
establish student societies, deal
with the administration and form
This is where UBC can and
should help. With these facts in
light, UBC students should stop
asking what BCSF has done for us,
but rather what we can do for it.
Moe Sihota
external affairs officer
Approximately two weeks ago
the UBC bowling team sponsored
the Western Canada Universities
7:00 p.m., March 26
All 1976 graduating Canadian & International students (i.e. those returning
home) are invited to
this dinner. A limited number of tickets are available,
so book
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Everyone invited to this last great dance o
f the year!
I.H. Members
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Tournament. The men's team
defeated the opposing teams and
the women's team managed a
second place finish.
As a matter of fact, UBC's men's
team has won the last three out of
four games and in the history of the
tournament 9 of 14 times.
It seems that in your seemingly
shrinking sports page that this
might be considered newsworthy.
After all, The Province managed to
print the results of the tournament.
The Ubyssey received the same
news bulletin as The Province did,
yet you still didn't deem it important enough to print. The job of
The Ubyssey is supposed to be to
keep the students informed.
You seem to be failing in your
job. I'm sure the team deserves a
little recognition. Don't you?
Chris Levetton
commerce 2
Brian Harrison
commerce 3
Ralph Buchal
science 1
You're right about the shrinking
sports ' page but it's directly
proportional to our dwindling
sports staff which currently stands
at two people.
Unfortunately, they can't cover
everything although there are
many teams and activities worthy
of publicity. This publishing year is
almost over but any one interested
in working for sports is still more
than welcome.
If you're interested in next
year's   sports   page   it's   not   too
earlv- .   -Staff
I think your newspaper is full of
stories of the shoddiest kind. You
should all be sent away to journalism school and kept there until
you learn to write your way out of a
paper bag.
At journalism school one combines neoclassical and Georgian
features with the practical experience of newswriting. I loov it.
Thank you.
Alfredo Dunfrees
class of'72
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Thursday, March 18, 1976
Hot flashes
you've never heard them you say?
The event happens at 8:15
p.m. Saturday in lecture hall 2 of
the     Instructional    Resources
The Vancouver Institute ends
its year of Saturday night lectures
by    spending    an    evening   with     ZfGf Offl
Harry and Frances Adaskin.
The Adaskins will give a
combination lecture-music
performance, designed to remind
the audience why the two have
dominated the musical life in
Vancouver for many years. (And
Poet Dale Zieroth will read
from his work at noon Wednesday
in Buchanan 202.
Zieroth's reading is the last this
term in a series of poetry readings
sponsored by the English
Education is a personal
journey, founded upon and
inspired by the Buddhist
meditative tradition.
That's the view of the Naropa
Institute, which call itself an
environment for the meeting of
intuition and intellect.
Institute vice-president Jeremy
Hayward will speak on and discuss
meditation and education as a
Buddhist approach to learning at
noon Friday in Scarfe 1007.
Tween classes
Return of prints from spring
exhibition to exhibitors, noon, SUB
End of the line for local talent
reading series, everyone's invited to
read and/or listen, noon, Sedgewick
library orientation room, lower
Corn of the wheat program by
Pastor Klassen, noon, SUB 205.
Meeting, showing of My Little
Chickadee, noon, SUB 247.
Free film Alabare on charismatic
renewal in Roman Catholic church,
all welcome, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
campus centre lounge.
Year-end banquet and dance,
summer office, next year's
program, noon, SUB 224.
Mag Kidding film held over, 50
cents, 7:30 p.m., SUB 212.
Introductory lecture, noon, SUB
Africa,     China,     Tanzania,     film
Freedom   Railway, noon,  law  102.
Sven Eriksson speaks on the aspect
of worship, noon, chem 250.
Guest speaker Brian Forst from
CKNW, vice-presidential and
business manager elections, noon, B
studio SUB.
General meeting, noon, Angus 223.
Jeremy Hayward, Naropa Institute
vice-president, lectures on
meditation and education — a
Buddhist approach to learning,
noon, education 1007.
Discussion on French universities in
France and Quebec for those
interested in studying there, noon,
Bu. 318.
General   meeting,   noon,  SUB  215.
Televising of game between UBC
and West German national team,
8:30 p.m., North Shore cable 10
Beverage night, 7:30 p.m., SUB
Club workshop, members'
evaluation of this season, noon,
SUB 200.
General meeting, noon, Brock
annex 351A.
Features a bluegrass ensemble, A
Drop in the Bucket, 8:30 p.m. — 1
a.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Skating party, members free, skate
rental 50 cents, 8:30 p.m., winter
sports centre skating rink.
Panel discussion on academic
freedom and the recent dismissals
from UBC's board of governors,
noon, SUB 207-209.
Exhibition Hut 19, from UBC's art
education department, 10:30 a.m.
— 4:30 p.m., until Friday, SUB art
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5 — Coming  Events
"CONSORT WITH the followers of all
religions in a spirit of friendliness
and fellowship" — Baha'u'llah* Information discussions on the Baha'i
Faith every Tuesday night at 5606
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presenting a arts and crafts fair
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99 — Miscellaneous Thursday, March  18, 1976
Page 7
Hemlocks, firs fighting
B.C. root war seen
Competition may be a byproduct
of B.C. capitalism, but competitive
Yes, says Pierre Bellefleur, a
UBC botanist. Those Western
Hemlocks are using all kinds of
underground   tactics   short   of
cutting off water supplies to
discourage growth of Douglas Firs
on the B.C. and Vancouver Island
Bellefleur,   lecturing   in   the
biological    sciences    building
AIB    costs high
OTTAWA (CPA-CUP) — According to figures recently
released, the anti-inflation board is
now costing Canadian taxpayers $1
million a month.
In the five and one-half months of
its existence, the board has cost
just under $5.5 million, with an
annual budget set at $12.53 million.
Contrary to prime minister
Trudeau's promise that the board
would have only 200 employees, the
size is now 410 and still growing,
mostly in the higher and highest
paid categories.
Board Chairman Jean-Luc Pepin
says he doesn't know how the
original figure was arrived at. "My
fear is for the day when we cross
the 500 mark," Pepin quipped
The AIB has recently expanded
its four-floor empire on the top of
an Ottawa office building by annexing the ground floor of the
building next door. Extensive
renovations and redecorating were
needed before the AIB moved in.
The anti-inflation administrator
is also in the process of fencing off
territory in another office building
a block from the AIB.
CITR radio plans big
UBC radio station CITR will expand its radio service, even if it
doesn't get an FM license, station
president Richard Saxton said
"CITR has tested its AM carrier
current equipment in Gage Towers
and if the cable is not installed, we
hope to fully install an AM carrier
current," he said.
The station has been aproached
by faculties, asking to have closed
circuit television in their lounges.
This could be done by expanding
CITR's distribution amplifier at its
campus telephone exchange,
Saxton said.
Saxton claimed the FM cable
application approval is almost an
automatic procedure, because
there were no objections at the
recent Canadian Radio Television
Commission hearings.
An approval would permit the
station to form a link with
Canadian Wirevision, a subsidiary
of Premier Cablevision, the cable
network operating in Vancouver.
The CITR application is part of
the total Wirevision application
being considered by the CRTC. It is
being held up by the allocation of
channels caused by the introduction of the new French
When asked if the cable would
bring about any changes in CITR's
programming, Saxton said: "Mike
Davis, acting UBC housing head,
said he plans to talk to cablevision
about installing outlets in Gage and
Acadia residences, therefore CITR
will have to upgrade and continue
our services to Totem Park and
Place Vanier."
Saxton said the station will attempt to air more campus oriented
events. AM and FM programming
will be the same, he said.
Thepurposeof the FM cable is to
extend radio service off campus,
not produce another station,
Saxton said.
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The funding base of M.C.C. is the Christian Church and our
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Please make an appointment NOW at the Campus Placement
Office (Office of Student Services).
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the
Graduate Student Association Executive:
Assembly Co-Ordinator
2 AMS Representatives
Internal Affairs Officer
External Affairs Officer
A nomination requires the signatures of ten graduate students. Forms are
available in the Grad Student Centre office, and should be returned there.
Nominations close Tues. March 23. Elections are on Thurs. March 25.
Wednesday, said one reason fortius conflict of interests is that the
hemlock can develop into a big,
strong tree on a lower level of
nutrition than the Dougas Fir.
"The hemlock wins the game,"
Bellefleur said.
Bellefleur based his lecture on
information obtained from MacMillan Bloedel and B.C. Forest
Service data banks.
He showed slides and graphs of
647 experimental plots positioned
in different sub zones left for
natural regrowth. A sub zone is
defined on the basis of
precipitation, humidity and
By means of graphs and
matrices, Bellefleur explained the
hemlock to Douglas Fir transition.
Hemlock has a higher negative
affect on the Douglas Fir in most of
the sub-zones than Elouglas Fir has
on hemlock, he said.
Bellefleur, who has a degree in
philosophy as well as botany, also
spoke on the philosophy of ecology.
"I like to view ecology as a
universe with stars of knowledge."
He said these sometime stary
explode or vanish and they must be
linked together.
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Thursday, March 18, 1976
40 MLAs ready to meet
80 demands to be presented
Women rally Monday in Victoria
Nearly all of B.C.'s MLAs will be
kept busy in Victoria on Monday,
when women from all over B.C.
will rally and lobby for action from
their legislators.
It's all part of the women's rally
for action, which will take place in
the legislative buildings in Victoria
and on the lawn outside
Rally organizer Diana Bissell
said Wednesday Ihe women have
confirmed appointments on
Monday with about in of the 54
Bissell said 2::i women from
throughout the province are
organizing into lobby teams to
present e.i< I MLA *ith copies of a
brief tha1 i..-e.v*ti- >i lramework
for ongoin- .iiid rm.sitive action on
various i Mies of concern lo
"We h»pp to get appointments
with all ol thorn we don't want to
miss one " she .said
The lolibv teams uh.i h will be
the only women tn go nside Unbuilding, will consist oi Horn tlis■ ■«
to six women, with ji least one
woman from the const nuency of
the MLA being lohbied  she said
Meanwhile, outside thi building,
several (nits will be set up and
other wo'iien will demonstrate.
"We're Imping for hunrfceds and
hundreds ■■ml hundreds erf women
to come <:■■.'■! there Hy bus, by car
by plane .!■:■ 11 ■ v boat women will be
arriving in \ u-toria." Kissel] said.
The rally will take place from 10
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and therp will be
regular reports from the lobby
teams to the women outside the
building, Bissell said
There will also be speakers
outside during the day Keynote
speaker will be Gene Errington,
the former provincial status of
women co-ordinator who was
fired in January by provincial
secretary Grace McCarthy.
McCarthy closed down the entire
office and dismissed four other
status of women employees when
she discontinued the office's
funding, despite a storm of protest
from women's groups and other
groups throughout B.C.
Re-establishment of the office is
one of the basic demands the rally
will put before the government.
Other issues the rally and brief
are concerned with are funding for
women's centres in the province,
child care, equal employment
opportunities for women, non-
sexist education, health care and
the Maternity Protection Act.
The rally and the briefs also
propose implementation of the
Berger commission reports on
family and children's law.
The main brief, which will be
presented to all MLAs, includes 80
recommendations' for action in
these and other areas.
The introduction to the brief
says: "Discriminatory incidents
occur everyday in the courtrooms,
in hospitals, social service agencies, employment situations and in
the day-to-day life in the home.
"Discriminatory attitudes
toward women are especially
visible and especially dangerous.
The needs of half of the province's
population cannot be ignored or
dealt with lightly.
"Comprehensive programs
designed to consciously integrate
women into the political, economic
and social structure must be
developed and implemented," it
Sil\S N
The brief also says it is the
responsibility of the government to
eliminate discrimination because
'•responsible government deals not
only with the economy, but with the
human hcings who li\e and work
within that economy "
Thebriel make*, several s|X'cific
demands in the area of education,
including that the provincial
education department publicly
commit iiscll to the elimination of
>e\ discrimination in the schools as
a priority issue.
"Studies have documented that
(liiriimiruiiion against female
teachers and students exists at all
levels- of our education system."
H.l    !.!!•'!     ...
tj\ei- ihe p.i.->l loui years, many
problem areas have been identified
and possible .solutions have been
presented to the department ot
education," it continues.
The brief recommends that the
development of non-sexist hooks
and teai hing materials be en-
touraiied, and that non-se\ist
Uxiks .mil materials be distributed
to all schools in the province
According to the briet all
teachei training institutions .should
offer course* m .sex-role
stereot\ping in education, and all
student teachers should be
required lo take such courses
Similar courses on sex
di-r nmination should also he
mandii"i; for all 'i-.n h»rs,
librarian- and counsellm - the
brief -.i\ -
And it -ays that .i "im.en's
fludu .- iiiurse should be .i..■il.ible
.is part of the provincial
In ihe area oi human rights, thi'
brief   made   *e\eral    recom
lei'iid.iijuN- because "the present
B.C. J III■ ■ i..:i Rights rude due* not
extend j-iniertion to W'Hin'ii in a
numb'i "I circunislani ■-
For example, the brief says the
code section that, provides for
"equal pay for equal work" should
be amended to read "equal pay for
work of equal value."'
The brief explains: "As the
majority of female workers are in
sex-typed job ghettos where few
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men are employed, they are not
covered by this legislation.
"For those who do hold the same
jobs as men, it is almost impossible
under the current law to prove that
equal work is being performed.
Hence, the gap between male and
female earnings is increasing at an
alarming rate." it continues.
The brief a lso says the number of
human rights officers should be
increased to 14 from the current
nine, and recommends that the
jurisdiction ot the human rights
boards of inquir-.- hr inr-rr.nsed.
Anothers>ectio: <• i 11.■ bs.ef calls
for affirmative jmm .ml equal
employment ■>|>p--i tunit.y
programs lo be iii.|n> mented
within B.C '"« public sir n ■;.
II points out that there .m> 37,701
people in the public sen ice, and
"although approximately 55 per
cent ol the-c public servants are
women, thev are not repi >;sented
al significant levels in this- power
"Ilnre an- no lemale deputy
seii!i-'i;rs, ihere are no female
associate deputy ministers . . .
there .ire no 'inmen involved at the
decision-m.ikinj1 level although
these administrative action- affect
the quality of life of women
throughouMhe province." 11 ie brief
say s
it goes on to charge Ui.ii: "The
opportunities foi- women v. nhin the
public service continue to be
restricted because ■>! n.nlitional
attitudes, ftereol* pes and practices.*.'
The brief also makes several
recommendations aimed at
preventing and dealing with the
increasing number of rape cases.
"The eradication of rape
requu-es action on all fronts —
rationalizing and humanizing the
process of the legal, -police and
medical institutions, changing the
law and eliminating the myths
about rape through extensive
public education."
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One recommendation is that
funds for additional courts, judges
and prosecutors be increased
because "the delays of up to a year
and a half before trial are
. The brief calls for funds to be
made available for rape relief
centres in all areas of the province,
and it recommends expansion of
training on sexual offences at the
B.C. police college.
According to the brief, the
college currently devotes one
afternoon and two paragraphs in
the manual to training in dealing
with rape cases.
Another area calls for inclusion
of homemakers in the Canada
Pension Plan.
"Every woman has the right to
be assured of financial security in
old age after a lifetime of work in
the home. The contribution of the
homemaker to the economic unit of
marriage must be recognized and
rewarded not as a privilege but as
a right."
The brief recommends that the
pension plan not discriminate
against women on the basis of sex,
marital status or relative wealth,
and calls for all homemakers,
including single parents and men,
to be eligible for pensions.
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