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Array AMS to lobby on tuition increase
Most UBC students will be relying on the lobbying efforts of a
handful of student politicians to
prevent a 10 per cent tuition increase this year, which would add
up to a 43 per cent hike over two
UBC's board of governors vote
next Thursday on the new increase,
but the Alma Mater Society is stay
ing away from an organized student
protest like the funeral march held
last year.
Duncan Stewart, AMS external
affairs coordinator, said Thursday
organizing a protest would be ineffective in convincing the board that
students could not afford the fee increase.
"The board doesn't respond to
protest," he said. "They prefer de
bate and argument."
Stewart said using lobbying tactics are the only effective way to
prevent the increase because most
of the board is appointed and is not
directly responsible to students, but
to the government.
Two hundred people showed up
for a protest organized last year by
Students Against the Budget, now
Students for a Democratic Univer
sity, when the board passed a 33 per
cent tuition hike. Students carried a
coffin in a funeral procession,
which stopped in front of the old
administration building to signify
the death of education in B.C.
Bill Coller, Students for a Democratic University member, said SDU
is considering organizing a similar
Stewart said student council will
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make a presentation to the board.
Stewart said UBC will be less attractive to students when comparing universities because of a decline
in educational quality, and the
highest average tuition fees in Canada.
UBC students now pay almost
1.5 times the amount of fees that
University of Alberta students pay
for arts and undergraduate fees,
and double the amount that U of A
law students pay, he said.
Faculty board member Victor
Doray said Thursday he is against
the motion to increase tuition fees.
"Enough is enough," he said.
"Fee increases have reached the
Bennett predicts
more trouble in
next year's budget
REGINA (CUP) — B.C. premier
Bill Bennett says he thinks "it's
sicK" to have three B.C. universities
managed by three separate university administrations.
Speaking in a hotel parking lot
after a dinner at the first ministers'
meeting in Regina recently, Bennett
told two students he saw no need
for the three distinct managing
Bennett said the universities must
use their operating grants from the
government more efficiently. He
added: "There are going to be a few
surprises," when the government
unveils its budget in March.
Bennett said British Columbians'
anger about the government cutbacks in funding for education and
social services should "wait until
the next one and I'll give them
something to scream about."
Earlier at the reception, Bennett
refused to answer a student
reporter's questions about accusations the B.C. government was
diverting federal transfer payments
away from education.
Provincial government contributions to post-secondary education
have dropped 43 per cent in the last
two years while federal contributions under the Established Programs Financing Act have increased
18 per cent, according to a B.C.
Economic Policy Institute report
compiled by UBC professor G. C.
East approves of
peace proposal
FAMOUS CAPED CRUSADER is called in by AMS executive to rescue education funding (since no one else
will) from villains who suffer from frequent episodes of delusional screaming meanies. Crusader, pictured here, is
contemplating jump to avoid horrendous task.
Grad students face $12 fee levy
Graduate students have not
escaped the numerous proposed fee
hikes before UBC's board of governors. They face a $12 levy tojjay
off a controversial debt owed to,
The board votes Thursday on imposing a $12 fee per graduate per
year until the Graduate Students
Society's debt is paid off, but the
graduates have not been consulted,
according to student board member
Don Holubitsky.
And the GSS and the administration do not even agree on how large
the debt is.
"There's disagreement right now
between the society and the university over what the deficit actually is.
That's one of the problems," said
The fee should not be imposed,
said Holubitsky, because the
university has not exhausted all
other avenues. "If the board is going to levy a fee to recover money
owed to it it should only do so as a
last resort."
The university, which seized con
trol of the Graduate Student centre
last spring, calculates the society
deficit is partly the university's fault
because they extended a line of
credit to the.society for more than a
GSS representatives could not be
reached Thursday.
\ proposal to reduce the threat
of nuclear war and other forms of
conflict has gained agreement in
principle from the Hungarian Peace
Council's secretary general, a UBC
physics and micro-biology professor said Wednesday.
Geoffrey Hoffmann, who returned from Hungary Feb. 26, said
Miklos Barabas gave both support
and constructive criticism to the
UBC Pen-Twin Committee's East-
West correspondence network idea.
"The idea is very simple," said
Hoffman. "We wish to twin individuals in the East and West on a
one-to-one basis. Each writer would
remain in contact on the level of
one short letter per year, as a
minimum commitment."
The Pen-Twin Committee
believes improved communication
on a grass roots level would lessen
the risks of international confrontation, said Hoffman.
Hoffman said Barabas suggested
Pen-Twins make an explicit pledge
Feds, Socreds promise jobs
B.C. labor minister Terry Segarty and federal,
employment and immigration minister Flora MacDonald announced in Victoria Thursday a joint
federal-provincial program to provide summer jobs
for students and young people in B.C.
The federal government will give B.C. $19.4 million
from its $205 million Canada Summer Employment
Program for Challenge '85. Segarty said in a news
release this will create between 15,000 and 17,000 sum
mer jobs throughout the province. The provincial
contribution to the program will not be known until
the budget is unveiled, likely in March.
Challenge '85 will offer employers 50 per cent wage
subsidies to provide internships and practical work experience in jobs ranging from farming to computer
programming. Students will also be eligible for interest
free loans of up to $2,000 to start summer businesses.
in their first letter than they wish to
live in peace with the other side, and
that the correspondence will continue the rest of their lives. Barabas
also suggested a shorter version of
the Pen-Twin Album which is now
available in the UBC Bookstore,
Hoffman said.
The pen-twinning concept
developed out of discussions with
physics professor Luis Sobrino and
other Pen-Twin committee
"Many of our current problems
are due to the fact we're not experiencing people on the other side
as human beings," Hoffman said.
While tensions between the
nuclear superpowers and their allies
are most urgent, Hoffman said pen-
twinning could also be used by nations threatened by conventional
conflict, such as Israel and its Arab
Before visiting Hungary, Hoffman sought the support of local
groups, received a letter of endorsement from Vancouver mayor Mike
Harcourt and a favorable response
at an End the Arms Race meeting.
The Pen-Twin Committee is now
shortening its proposal, making it
suitable for distribution. Once correspondence actually begins, Hoffman believes there is a strong
possibility of creating a snowball effect, eventually involving millions
of people.
Asked about how long this process requires to build international
trust, Hoffman said, "I do not
know how long we have. We must
proceed with haste and do whatever
we can as fast as we can." Page 2
Friday, March 1, 1985
Dismissed Memorial teacher seeks ruling
Memorial University professor,
dismissed from teaching a math
course more than two years ago,
has gone to the Canadian Association of University Teachers for a
ruling on his case.
Antal Fekete was removed from
teaching a section of Math 2052 in
September 1982 when he told his
students not to buy the $40 text
Group Theory as it didn't cover the
material to be studied on the
course. He offered to distribute his
own notes instead.
"It's a public humiliation of a
professor," said Fekete. "If a professor is competent to teach the
course, the administration has no
right to remove him, especially on a
question of a textbook."
Despite an internal investigation
in the spring of 1983 which upheld
the department head's right to
remove him from the course,
Fekete has appealed the dismissal
through all university channels.
After university president Leslie
Harris dismissed his grievance,
Fekete turned to CAUT for help.
CAUT representative James
Hiller from Memorial's history
department and Jon Thompson of
the University of New Brunswick
math department conducted a brief
investigation in December 1984.
While their report has not yet been
released, Fekete is confident it will
be "critical of the administration
and favorable to my case."
Memorial is under the third stage
of CAUT censure for violating
academic freedom. In 1978, the
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But inside the math department,
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no longer an issue for the university.
"I see no point in going over all
that again. (The Fekete case) is a
symptom of a larger problem."
Burry said professors are expected to cover the material described in the calendar. "(They) are free
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Ontario NDP want hearing on Bovey
TORONTO (CUP) — Ontario's
New Democratic Party is demanding a legislative committee hearing
on the Bovey commission report as
soon as the legislature reconvenes.
A hearing must be held to clarify
"the extremely puzzling contradiction between what Bovey says he's
recommending and what is written
in his report," said Richard Allen,
NDP colleges and universities critic.
"The Bovey report actually calls
for well over $400 million in additional university funding," he said,
adding the move is contrary to the
commission's claims that "there's
no new money recommended" in its
The three-member Bovey commission, which spent more than a
year investigating Ontario's university system, recommends about
$415 million in additional funds be
pumped into the system. The
money  would  be spent  on  hiring
younger faculty members, allowing
older ones to retire and reshuffling
grants to ensure libraries, research
and campus buildings are upgraded. Entrepreneur Edmund Bovey
headed the commission.
"In proposing increased funding
on the scale that it does, the report
confirms my claim that Ontario's
universities require substantially increased funding in order to meet
their basic tasks," Allen said.
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UBC gets 'mushroom treatment'
The Socreds are giving universities the mushroom treatment on
their budgets for next year, a UBC
board of governors faculty member
"They are keeping (universities)
in the dark and pouring manure
over them," said Olav Slaymaker
Thursday, referring to uncertainty
as to whether the provincial government will pass on a 7.45 per cent increase in federal grant money
designated to universities.
The provincial government
hasn't passed on the federal
Established Programs Financing
funding increases for the past three
fiscal years, and it cut the university
budget five per cent last year.
The federal government pays 92
per cent of government funding to
universities through EPF and the
province should pass on at least
7.45 per cent of that 92 per cent,
said    UBC    president    George
Pedersen Thursday.
If the money is passed on then
salaries could be increased modestly
and merit increases could be used to
induce the top people to stay at
UBC instead of leaving for higher
salaries at other universities, he
"Clearly we would be in a position where we could ignore the
possibility of having to cut out programs," he said.
Pedersen said he also objects to
the short notice the universities are
getting on their 1985-86 budget
allocation. UBC's fiscal year begins
April 1 and the provincial budget is
expected in mid-March.
"It creates a situation for us
that's almost intolerable," he said,
adding UBC needs much more time
to plan the cuts being asked of it.
"There is nothing in the way of
public policy on universities by the
provincial government," he said.
Pedersen said the federal government is trying very hard to develop
an accommodation with the provinces. "Walter McLean (federal
minister of state) is trying to get an
agreement with the provinces on
universities," he said.
A B.C. Economic Policy Institute
report by G. C. Archibald says B.C.
has cut its own contribution to universities 43 per cent in the last two
Universities ministry spokesperson Jane Burnes said the provincial
government   always   passed   on
federal higher education grants. But
she wouldn't say whether the provincial contribution, which was
$109.7 million in 1982-83, $89.6
■ million in 1983-84 and $62.4 million
this academic year, would be cut
again next year to offset the increase in the EPF grant.
Students may be ignored
UBC's board of governors may
impose a $32 athletic fee at its next
meeting whether students want it or
not, UBC's president said Thursday.
George Pedersen said any input
the Alma Mater Society gives at the
March 7 meeting will be considered.
But he added student input will not
necessarily change the board's
"I think we have to give the pro
gram a stable basis," Pedersen said,
adding "undoubtedly athletics will
be cut when programs are reduced.'' Last year the board cut its contribution to athletics by 10 per cent.
A motion will be presented at the
March 7 meeting asking the board
to charge all UBC students a $32 fee
for athletics. Traditionally student
contributions to athletics have been
increased by student referendum
and the AMS will ask the board to
table the motion to allow for further discussion.
The fee motion was initially
drafted by the associate vice president for student affairs with virtually no student input.
Pedersen said the very fact students controlled funding in the past
may have caused problems.
UBC athletics' cost per student is
very low, Pedersen said, quoting
athletic fees from other universities.
Board members David MacLean
and Joy McCusker agreed with
Pedersen that the fee should be imposed. MacLean, the board's chair,
said "UBC is way behind the others
(other Canadian universities").
MacLean said he had not heard
of an agreement the board made
with the AMS in the 1960s in which
the board said all athletics fee increases in the future must be made
by referendum.
Board members Olav Slaymaker
and Gerald Hobbs said they had not
made up their minds on the issue.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the
information submitted on the
issue," Slaymaker said.
Student board and AMS council
member Don Holubitsky said there
are people within the AMS that are
"extremely upset with the way this
has been managed . . . without student output or control."
"The AMS has sought a legal
opinion on the validity of the
(1960s) agreement," Holubitsky
said, "and there are people in the
AMS who are willing to sue the university (should it impose the fee)."
A suit of this type is extremely
undesirable, he added.
Agency powerful
SOCRED CABINET MINISTER is seen here trying to sell shirt to passerby.
An Islamic-Jewish religious conflict is emerging instead of an Arab-
Israeli political conflict due to the
current Islamic revival, an expert on
Arab-Israeli affairs said Thursday.
"Jslam has no reason in the
world to recognize Israel and every
reason not to," Raphael Israeli, a
history and political science professor at Jerusalem's Hebrew
University, told 60 people in
Buchanan B319. Israeli said Arab
leaders manipulate the Islamic
religion against Israel and that this
most evident in Arab media.
Israeli said the fundamentalist
revolution in Iran led by the Aya-
tollah Khomeini largely caused the
revival. He said Khomeini is seen as
a hero in Arab countries because of
the occupation of the American embassy in Iran.
Before Khomeini became leader,
he said, non-Arab Iran was on the
best terms with Israel.
Israeli, a visiting scholar at Harvard University, said very little has
changed in relations between Israel
and Egypt since before the historic
peace treaty.
"Egypt has had a change of mind
but not a change of heart," he said,
adding former Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat was considered a traitor
to the Moslem cause for signing the
treaty. And school children in
Egypt are still being taught from
anti-Jewish textbooks, he said.
Israeli said there are five main
points Islam has against Jews and
therefore against Israel. These are:
• that Islam does not consider
Israel a nation as the populace
come from different countries and
speak different languages;
• that Islamic countries were
embarrassed by the very high proportion of Jews leaving their countries to live in Israel. They had said
Jews were given equal status in their
countries, but Israeli asked why so
many left if that was true;
• that Jews dared to fight (and
win) against Islamic nations while
Islam, Israeli said, is a religion of
conquest and success. Islam particularly views Palestine as an historical Islamic patriarchy;
• Arabs long for unity and Israel serves as a useful opponent
against which all of Islam can join
• Jerusalem is linked to the biography of Mohammed himself as
the point from which he ascended
to heaven.
Canada's new civilian spy agency
is more powerful than most people
think, according to some of its opponents and most likely targets.
A panel of five activists opposing
the recently created Canadian
Security Intelligence Service told 27
people in Buchanan A100 Thursday
the CSIS has more power and less
accountability to execute its mandate than the old RCMP security
service it was meant to replace.
Don Stewart, a Civil Liberties
Action Security Project member,
said the CSIS' budget this year is
$150.9 million, almost three times
the amount allotted the old RCMP
service. The agency is also planning
to expand to 3,000 its personnel,
hiring civilians to supplement the
1,800 RCMP agents who transferred to the agency, he said.
"They're interested in recruiting
people from campus, especially
people with degrees in political
science and sociology," he said.
Stewart said the agency focuses
most of its attention on political activists, especially Central American
support workers and anti-nuclear
protesters. He said the agency often
investigates these people's relatives.
"There was one activist who had
her brother fired from a Crown cor
poration because she herself was
considered a security risk," he said.
Stewart said the mandate of the
CSIS is so broad they could investigate anyone in Canada if they
had suspicions. "Anyone who
walked into this room could be investigated, simply because you attended this discussion," he said.
UBC graduate student Kevin Annett said opposition to the bill
which created the CSIS did not
mount in B.C. because the bill was
introduced at the same time as the
provincial government's restraint
program. "A lot of people's energy
was devoted more to the Socred
budget than to this," he said.
Annett said it was probably not
possible to lobby for restrictive
amendments to the CSIS charter.
"It's hard to manifest an opposition when a bill becomes law," he
Jill Bend, an activist working on
freeing the Vancouver or Squamish
Five, said the CSIS concentrated on
serveillance of the radical scene. "If
you consider yourself a radical,
they believe you're a terrorist," she
The panel was sponsored by the
UBC Anarchist Club, the Socialist
Education Society, and the Latin
America Solidarity Committee.
Higher fees deter poorer visa students
Only wealthy international students will make it to UBC if the
board of governors makes international undergraduates pay 2.5 times
the regular tuition, International
House's director said Thursday.
"The imposition of a differential
fee closes doors for people," Rorri
McBlane said. The board votes
Thursday on whether to increase the
differential, currently set at 1.5
times the norm.
McBlane said he understands the
view that international students
should pay more because they do
not pay taxes, but cannot agree with
it because they bring significant
amounts of money into the province. Each student must have
$10,000 before entering Canada, he
"They're spending that on Canadian services."
In 1981, a study conducted by
universities minister Pat McGeer
concluded that because of the capital they bring in and the accompanying multiplier effect, the province does not in fact lose by allowing international students to attend
McBlane said Laurel Johnston,
arts 4, will make a presentation to
the board opposing the fee increase.
As of October, 1984 there were
1,019 international students at
UBC, 289 of them undergraduates,
McBlane said. They make up four
per cent of total undergraduate
UBC enrolment.
The students' five top countries
of origin in order are the U.S., the
United Kingdom, Mainland China,
Hong Kong and India, with 20 per
cent of all foreign students coming
from the U.S., he said.
Bruce Gellatly, UBC administration vice president finance, said he
did not know how much extra
money would be raised if the increase passes. "I don't even know
how many students there are," he
Gellatly said the fees are justified
because B.C. residents paying taxes
contribute to UBC's operating
grant, which he claimed subsidizes
85 per cent of a student's education
He said because some other provinces such as Ontario and Quebec
have higher differential fees, an increase at UBC "would bring B.C.
more in line." Page 4
Friday, March 1, 1985
There is an enormous, deranged ape loose on campus which plans to extort approximately $830,000 each
year, from students.
The ape is UBC's administration, which plans to
convince UBC's board of governors to charge each
UBC student $32 a year for athletics — which most
students don't participate in — and it is not even explaining how it will spend the money.
For the sake of etiquette, and to save itself embarrassment, the administration should ask that the fee
motion be tabled at Thursday's board meeting and
never raise the issue again.
To impose a fee upon free people who have not
even been consulted is ethically intolerable. But UBC's
president has the gall to say that the present democratic system of determining athletic fees by referendum is a cause of athletic money shortage on campus.
This is ridiculous.
Athletics could easily get more money from
students with a well-run referendum. The reason they
have not won a referendum is not student apathy, for
referenda can pass. The reason is that women's athletics have not agreed about how to divide an increased fee — the men in the past have demanded the lion's
share — and have been unable to run a good cam
The problem has not been the system but athletics'
failure to convince people to vote for it.. And if athletics is divided on the fee issue why should students
vote to increase its funds?
An athletics fee should not be imposed because of
students' purported failure to fulfill a duty and fund
And should not, practically speaking, be imposed to
avoid a confrontation with the student society, the
Alma Mater Society. The AMS cannot walk away
from a challenge to student autonomy like the imposition of this fee.
They could not do this because students have historically set their own fees and because they haven't
been consulted.
And because students have a written agreement
with the board from the 1960s saying the board agrees
not to levy such fees without a referendum, the administration should not advocate such a fee to avoid a
court suit.
The administration has few options. And their sensible options are tabling the motion or simply withdrawing it.
B.C. needs to plan the future of
its universities in a coherent manner.
As it stands now, cutbacks to
universities' budgets aren't
specified until shortly before or
even after the beginning of the
budget year on April 1.
This is interesting in light of recent interest the provincial government, or to be more exact, our
premier, has shown in thoughtful
planning for the future of universities.
Tired and irritable, standing in a
parking lot during the first
ministers' conference, he said the
B.C.'s universities didn't need three
It is wonderful that Bill Bennett
would see fit to contribute to the
debate on universities in this way by
suggesting a system like the one in
California. Unlike B.C.'s, the
California campuses such as UCLA
or Berkely have some overall
thought about them.
Perhaps Bennett's newfound interest signals his wish to start sensible debate about universities.
Maybe the government will pass
on the increases in federal EPF
grants which were intended to provide   B.C.   a   sufficient   university
If the government continues to
underfund higher education and
continues to give the universities no
chance to plan ahead, not allowing
rational cuts and expansions to be
planned on a scale of decades
rather than months, they will
damage B.C.'s future.
Let us hope that the next budget
comes out as soon as possible with
a proper funding increase for
universities - starting with say, 7.45
percent, an amount the feds deemed reasonable - and that the
Socreds start giving notice of what
funding to expect.
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Massive tuition hikes hurt accessibility
Last academic year, students
noticed a bit of news in The
Ubyssey, and a few month later
noticed a little bit more news on
their tuition bill. That news was
that their tuition had increased by
33 per cent over the previous year.
This massive increase had a
number of deleterious effects. But
the most important had to be that
800 students did not show up for
registration, and of these, 37 per
cent stated that financial reasons
were the cause of their non-attendance.
It meant that UBC was not as accessible as it had been, that students
were unable to attend because they
were too poor. Obviously this is not
the sort of result that was intended
to occur because of a tuition increase.
Equally obviously, students did
not set that increase. As a matter of
fact students warned against raising
fees, and they predicted in detail the
problems that would result. So who
was it that was so short sighted?
The group in charge of setting
tuition fees is the board of governors. Students have a very small
representation on the board, only
two voting members. Therefore the
decision being made is an essentially
non-student one, with all the indifference to the difficulties of
students that that implies.
This year, the board of governors
is planning on raising tuition fees
another 10 per cent. Some people
may feel relief in that we are not being hit with another one-third increase, but there is nothing to feel
relief over when you realize that this
increase, if passed, will mean that
our tuition fees will have increased
by almost 50 per cent in two years.
This year, the board has asked
the representatives of the students,
the Alma Mater Society, to make a
presentation to the board regarding
the increase. The board has given
the students a full five minutes to
make their case.
Some may feel that the student
presence is nothing more than an attempt to give some legitimacy to
board claims that student opinion
was solicited, in short, a whitewash.
I do not feel that this is the case, instead I believe that the board is actually ready and willing to make
changes to its policy ,in accordance
with the wishes of students.
We have demonstrated our skill
as prognosticators, and the board
would be foolish indeed to ignore
our advice again.
In addition to the reduction of
accessibility caused by the fee increase, another major problem
would be the reduction in the competitiveness of UBC.
At present, UBC has some of the
highest tuition fees in. Canada,
especially when compared with
competing universities, such as the
University of Alberta and the major
Ontario universities. And it is not
that we are a mere few dollars
higher than the others, as the
following examples will illustrate.
In graduate studies, UBC is $700
more expensive than UofA and
$600    more    than    the    Ontario
average. And why whould anyone
take law or medicine when they
are, respectively, $800 and $900
more than Alberta and $500 and
$650 more than the fees that Ontario students pay?
And this differential is reflected
in all the professional faculties.
Simply put, UBC is pricing itself
out of the university market.
Accessibility and competitiveness
must   not   be   allowed   to   suffer
because of short-sighted actions by
the board of governors, and
students will be opposing the proposed ten percent hike at the board
meeting. But we are not just asking
for ourselves, we are also fighting
for the preservation of UBC as a
quality institution.
Duncan Stewart is an Alma
Mater Society executive who thinks
students are important.
Meares conflict symptomatic
March 1, 1985
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by- the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
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Debbie Lo was so content. Victor Wong mentioned calypso music which made Stephen Wisenthal
and Patti Flather smile and Robert Beynon giggle uncontrolably. The night was young and Nicole and
Jean had a song in her heart which only Yaku and James Young could hear. They cast knowing
glances. Charlie Fidelman got a little cold so she had another belt of wine and snuggled between John
Parsons and Brian (or is it Bruce?) Dennison. Robby Robertson went for food. Bruce Cooksons'
cheeks were just beginning to pink when Frank Pollilo broke into an Irish folk song. It went on and on.
The conflict which has erupted
on Meares Island and the controversy over the future of Moresby
Island are symptomatic of an
underlying crisis in the allocation
and use of Crown land in B.C.
There are a variety of interests
seeking input into the difficult decisions concerning land use that must
be made. Underlying all of these interests is the fundamental question
of aboriginal land claims.
The UBC Environmental Law
Club is sponsoring a panel discussion on conflicts in land use in
British Columbia on Friday, March
1st, at 2:30 p.m. in the Moot Court
room, Law building.
The moderator is Andrew
Thompson,   director   Westwater
Research Centre, UBC. The
speakers are: Stephen Fuller, consultant with Cordillers Projects
Ltd.; Kim Roberts, lawyer and co-
counsel on the Meares Island case;
Don Rosenbloom, a lawyer whose
clients include the Musqueam and
Nishga Indian bands; Chris Sanderson,  a  lawyer  who  has acted  as
counsel for the B.C. Utilities Commission; and Don Vanderhorst,
Senior Planning with the B.C.
Ministry of Lands, Parks and
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Kathleen Higgins
president, UBC environmental
law club
AGM needs visibility, not jokes
One comment made by many of
the nominees for this year's Alma
Mater Society elections was that the
students need to be more informed
about the AMS and its role (AGM
Slower Than Usual, Feb. 19). If this
is a concern of the AMS (and it
should be if it isn't) why wasn't
Pit should hire female bouncers
The other night I had the rare opportunity to visit our very popular,
student-run Pit Pub. The line-up at the door was unbelievably long but I
decided to stick it out anyways.
During the 30 to 40 minutes I was in a position to see the doors, eight
females managed to talk their way in to the Pit without any waiting.
Two males attempted the same trick but were sent out to the end of the
line without any hesitation from the bouncers.
Equal rights?!
Perhaps female bouncers should be hired. I am certain that such
employees would be less easily convinced by females to ignore Pit policy.
Graham Makarewich
arts 3
notice of the Friday, Feb. 15th Annual General Meeting made more
visible and why is it such a joke that
the meeting lasted for only four
minutes and 39 seconds?
We cannot be served all the information about the AMS, its roles
and objectives, on a silver platter
but neither can we learn more about
it without reasonable accessability.
I feel that a good way to begin a
new year would be to let the
students know who they elected as
their AMS executive and what these
student representatives see as priority in the coming year.
Such objectives could begin to be
met by having a well publicized and
informative Annual General
Daphne Hnatiuk
agriculture 1 Friday, March 1, 1985
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Athletic fee, Acadia
betray campus ideals
Your last issue highlighted two
developments which, on the surface
appear to be unrelated, but, in fact,
are two sides of the same coin.
The first of these is the administration's proposal to impose a
$30 fee for athletics. When a proposal for an increase in athletic fees
was made in the early 1970s, a long
and educational debate took place
as to the proper role of athletics in
student life.
Apparently such discussions are
deemed to be no longer appropriate
so that the limited influence
students exercise through referenda
is not to be permitted.
Related to this development is the
fact that in 1982, a referendum increased the intramural fee from
$1.50 to $4.50. Three years later we
are told that this is inadequate.
That referendum also included
funds to improve the fields behind
SUB including artifical turf. What
are these funds to be used for if not
for the purpose which was originally approved? Is the Alma Mater
Society free tp alter the terms of
funds approved by referenda?
The second development is the
report of picketing of the Acadia
housing development. The 1982
referendum included funds for student housing yet the chief
spokesperson for the committee
which administers those funds, Don
Holubitsky, indicates that the only
way to make such housing affordable is to accept the lowest bid from
non-union firms.
What are the funds to be used
for? Is housing so pressing that we
are to ignore the lower wages,
working   and   safety   conditions
which enable non-union firms to be
low bidders?
Are we to ignore the fact that
non-union firms do not participate
in apprenticeship schemes:— a form
of post-secondary education?
Are we to forget that the deal
with Expo 86 was done at the expense of social housing in the
Downtown Eastside? Is such housing to be truly affordable? To
Such developments indicate to
me the systematic closure of opportunities to influence learning and
working conditions that is occurring throughout this province.
What is most disturbing is the
complicity of the administration
and its allies among students in such
activities. So much for the ideal of
the university as a medium for
Frank Frigon
graduate studies
Life can be dull if you 're an ombudspersoii
So I was sittin' in the office, like
usual, and nothin' much was hap-
penin' — no customers. I was
playin' with the pencils on the desk
and thinkin' like maybe I'd read the
phone book or somethin' when suddenly there was this knock on the
Instantly I am on my feet, fallin'
over the chair as I hurry to see who
comes visitin'? Is it some student
type with a beef with the Alma
Mater Society?
Is it some person who figures
they are hard done by a prof or
the registrar? I am eagerly an-
ticipatin' some work, so I rushes to
see who's pokin' their head into the
It's some person all right. More
than some. The guy is 6'8" if he is
an inch. Big. Like a refrigerator, or
a washing machine. The sort of guy
you wouldn't think anybody'd
make problems for.
I'm wonderin' how I can assist
him when he opens his trap and says
"Got anymore Geo.rge
thorougHgood 'tickets?' This the
AMS box office, or what?"
Crushed, I point across the SUB
concourse, "There's where you
want." I smile weakly and he grunts
"thanks" and goes away. All the
rest of the day, I sit at my desk
countin' the Smiths. Nobody comes
When I close up, I leave the boss
lady a note, telling her how me and
some of the other cronies who help
her run the ombudsoffice are feeling like we're doing time in solitary.
It's not like we're not ready and
waitifi' to': iftediate -students'
academic or AMS concerns — it's
just that not too many out there
seem to think of gettin' mediated.
I hope somebody comes and sees
me soon — otherwise me and the
others might actually use the phone
book and start callin' the friendly
folks over at Maytag.
Now there's a bunch that can
understand how we're feeling —
strange, though. Who'd ever figure
the university to be as trouble-free
as a well-built appliance?
Alan Patola
'■-''■,'"'-"-    .    •   engineering 4
ombudsoffice volunteer
Wrestle with toothy issues
Dan Banana ain't Dan no more.
No more Dan.
Dan Banana.
Dan just didn't cut it.
Those women at The Ubyssey didn't let him get his teeth into some
real meaty issues.
He wanted in on the muck-racking.
"Let me try," he stormed and whined.
But, he grew flustered by trying to impress females who wouldn't
take him seriously.
The Ubyssey changed Dan.
Abracadabra Kaboom!
In walks Dan Banana, a new tough guy determined to wrestle with
patriarchy and the university establishment. Dan is tough now. He
doesn't wrestle with alligators like he did once, but with biting issues.
Real live stories to develop that cutting edge so important in The
Ubyssey office.
You, too, can develop your talents at newswriting, photography,
sports and entertainment writing, and wrestling.
We need people who want to learn about news writing, and feature
writing. Especially women! Dan's best friend is Anna, the editor, who
taught him the foolishness of sexual stereotyping. News photographers
who are waiting to get that perfect shot. We want letters and opinion
Dan Banana.
Look what happened to him.
^ Fwiavf, March 1, 1985
Cold destiny absurd
There is a bit of death in A Joke
of Destiny. A bunch of people are
freeze-dried in a James Bond type
Lina Wertmuller's latest is the
kind of film one really enjoys while
the performance is in progress and
it is also a film which is remembered
as a 'good time was had by all'. It is
always fun to see the rich and nearly
rich tumble over.
A Joke of Destiny
Written and directed by
Lina Wertmulier
At the Cineplex theatre
The Italian minister of the interior (Gastone Moschin) and his
driver, while enroute to an important press conference, experience a
few mechanical problems with their
computer-controlled, hermetically
sealed and sound proofed maximum security limo. The car shuts
off entirely.
Vincenzo De Andreiss (Ugo Tog-
nazzi of La Cage Aux Folles fame),
a member of parliament, lives in the
luxurious villa directly behind the
sick car and he offers his garage for
a hideout until help can be found.
In the meantime the situation is
declared top security to protect the
identity of the minister from the
sensationalizing press as well as the
rest of the members of the villa.
The rest of the folk are De An-
dreiis's wife, Maria Therese (Piera
Degli Esposti) who despises her husband, their daughter Adalgisa (Valeria Golino) who develops a 16 year
old's crush on a young gendarme
guarding the villa (Massimo Wertmulier, Lina's son), Maria
Theresa's pot smoking mother, a
butler with female operatic capabilities, and Maria Theresa's sister
Donna sofiea (Pina Cei) whom De
Andreiis attempts to caress.
In the garage the situation remains the same, the car is a glass
and steel trap which resists every attempt at destruction. Not even the
eminent team of engineers called
Praytogod and Godhelpus can
break into the car. Finally, the head
computer in Japan is reached but
only after numerous misdials to a
local pizzaria.
Outside in the lush garden the pubescent Adalgisa attempts to seduce
the young gendarme and playfully
handcuffs her arm to his when he
refuses to deflower her. And in the
wine cellar of the villa, Maria Theresa's lover, who has just escaped
from prison hides while Maria
Theresa concocts an escape. . .
It is an absurd situation and although the film starts off realistically it ends on a surrealistic frame. At
no time does the viewer expect a
true-to-life melodrama because of
the film's initial humorous elements. But there comes a point
where Wertmuller's plot twists off
the last remains of reality and takes
on a Bunuel like quality.
A Joke of Destiny resembles
Bunuel's Exterminating Angel since
both end with people inexplicably
stuck somewhere. A Joke of Destiny is less abrupt than Bunuel's
masterpiece. Wertmulier prepares
the viewer for the end by making
her characters behave more and
more absurdly.
When Maria Theresa learns of
the identity of the man trapped in
the garage she confronts De Andreiis with an ultimatum, give her
and her lover the money to escape
or she will tell the press. De Andreiis has a change of heart and decides he loves his wife mon.- i!i;in mi-.
political aspirations. He iiic- u»
commit suicide in the cella: in imin
of his wife and her lover bin i.nN.
Lo and behold, the love' -->iii[\i-
thizes with De Andreiis. It i^ unde--
stood the lover is not reall} a u-no'-
ist; instead he is a wimp v.\u> ^ik-
ceeded as a terrorist only bci-.tUM. ol
Maria Theresa who wanted a hciv.
to love.
De Andreiis, in an attempt to win
back her love and respect, agrees to
help them escape. His heroic efforts
have the desired effect.
But it is too late. One by one people disappear into the limo never to
be heard from again since it is
sound proof. By the end of the film
everyone is inside and the limo self-
destructs. It is a "joke of destiny."
The comedy of the film is ironic.
The thought of people getting
caught and destroyed by their own
technology is simultaneously funny
and grotesque.
A Joke of Destiny is a nice, light,
satirical film without the aftertaste
of melodrama or seriousness that
has characterized a couple of Wertmuller's films made in the late
seventies. A Joke of Destiny does
contain drama but nothing is so serious, not even death, that we can
not share laughter over it. Well,
that is so according to Wertmuller's
freeze-dried melange.
Page 7
artist's conflict
ANTICIPATION . . . haunts precocious lovers' every move
in Lina Wertmuller's A Joke of Destiny.
Lodge    calls    the    "traditional
Catholic metaphysic."
The metaphysic that Lodge refers
to is the "marvellously complex and
ingenious synthesis of theology and
cosmology and casuistry, which
situated individual souls with equal
doses of hope and fear and promis-
with each other is the Catholic faith
that they all share. Lodge tells their
story with a factual-like approach
punctuated with references to the
cultural yardsticks of their times.
But Lodge also insists on breaking the illusion of reality by offering
little asides and bits of biting social
analysis to the reader. It is, he
writes, a "nice question of how far
you can go in dismantling
superfluous belief without throwing
out something vital" in matters of
literary convention and religion.
The question of how far you can
go   is   one   that   follows   Lodge's
cics and absurd doctrines that they
had been conditioned to accept
since birth.
Lodge says his characters all
began life with "too many beliefs-
the penalty of a Catholic upbringing." The beliefs that give his
characters the most trouble are, of
course, the Church's teachings on
sex. Almost all of the characters experience sexual disappointment
because of guilt or because of
unrealistic expectations fueled by
the Church's idealization of the cult
of matrimony.
The result, for some of them, is
what today's Charter lawyers might
refer to as "cruel and unusual
punishment." Lodge wittily recounts Dennis' hard fought sexual
campaigns during the course of an
agonizing five year courtship with
Angela by placing them within a
historical context.
"By   Nov.    1952,    when   The
Eventually, the characters do
become comfortable with sex, but,
much to their rueful dismay, sex as
a practising Catholic means a life
"dominated by babies." As the permissive sixties goes into full swing,
they begin to chafe at the Church's
attitudes towards artificial birth
control. With cold-blooded logic,
Lodge dissects the natural law
arguments that were used to justify
the rhythm method and to forbid
other kinds of birth control. There
was, he caustically notes, "nothing
noticeably 'natural' about sticking
a thermometer into your rectum
every morning compared to slipping
a diaphragm into your vagina at
It is the crisis in the church over
birth control, says Lodge, that
pushed the question of how far one
could go into a larger context.
Because the bedrooms of the nation
were physically beyond the Pope
and the priests, Lodge writes that
Catholics, once they had lost their
fear of Hell, gained moral
autonomy and rid themselves of
superstition and an "encyclopedic
rule-book in which a clear answer
stripping away of their theological
snakes and ladders game, Lodge's
Catholics remain Catholics even
though Lodge ends the novel by
asking the question of why they
should remain so, "rather than
something else, or just nothing."
How far Can You Go? is a tightly
constructed, highly entertaining
novel imbued with a sense of
truthful experience. It is a novel
that should, especially, be meaningful to readers who are the same
age and faith as Lodge's characters.
For the rest of us, it can only provoke wonder at some of the things
perpetrated in God's name.
To lie or not to lie — is that the
question? Stefan Schutz's play
Mayakovsky grapples with this
question as it portrays a beleagured
artist in Stalinist Russia. That is,
does the artist appeal to the
demands of the system and the bureaucrats who run it, or does he stay
true to his art — however dubious
that term can be?
Mayakovsky is an expose of the
life of Russian poet, actor and artist
Vladimir Mayakovsky, who was involved in the revolution but slowly
lost faith in the system of government created after it.
Directed by Craig Duffy
At the Dorothy Somerset Studio
until March 2
The young revolutionary is inspired by the struggle of the proletariat and seeks to create works
for those who want to be part of the
new Soviet experience. His creativity, however, is swallowed by the
great bureaucracy, and the regime
that takes over Russia twists his
words to suppress the masses,
thereby continuing the domination
of the past.
The poet suffers a profound emo-
tional   crisis   because   he
dominated by a system on
sonal and artistic level, and he
guilty   about   helping
government  which  has rein$tat
suppression.    The
literally tears him in two
One of his halves is dedicated
the ideals of the Marxist
and is opposed to the suffering
sees   about   him;   the   other
represents the puppetry of
government,  which believes
and helps to reinforce it. Tin:
halves struggle with each other
finally the Stalinist shoots his
ter' half.
ow far can you go?
After finishing David Lodge's
novel, How Far Can You Go?, I
had to ask a friend whether it was
true that the Catholic Church had
gone as far as it could with the kind
of demystifying of doctrine and
'theology that Lodge describes in his
insightful black comedy. She
assured me that confession, at least,
was still thriving, an acknowledgment that brought some small consolation since, for most non-
Catholics, there is something
perversely fascinating about what
ed them, if they persevered in the
game, an eternal reward." Lodge
likens it to a spiritual snakes and
ladders game in which the purpose
is to avoid the slide in Hell while
achieving enough good points to be
able to bypass Purgatory and go
straight to the Pearly Gates. Of
course, this kind of game wreaks
havoc with one's id, a fact that
Lodge's characters must realize and
come to terms with.
They are all, he writes, educated
and loaded with a "heavy freight of
super-ego." What binds them up
characters from 1952 (when they
are students celebrating early morning mass together in London) until
1975 (when they are celebrating an
unorthodox Easter festival sponsored by the radical Catholics for
an Open Church). Along the way,
they lose their virginity, their illusions and their fear of Hell. The latter event, which happened "at some
point in the 1960's" is a
"stimulating and unnerving" experience as it brings with it the
realization that the characters can
now reject the logical inconsisten-
Mousetrap opened in the West End,
he was allowed to rest one hand on
a breast,  outside  her  blouse.   In
1953, Coronation Year, while
Hilary and Tenzing were scaling
Everest, Dennis was persuading
Angela to let him stroke her leg. .
.up to stocking-top height.   .  .In
1954. . .Roger Bannister ran the
four-minute mile and Dennis got his
hand inside of Angela's blouse. .
.Then there was a setback."
The setback is guilt, and Dennis
had to wait for the marriage bed
before he can win the war.
was to be found to every possible
question of conduct." As a result,
Catholics were forced to re-examine
and redefine their views on other
fundamental issues, especially the
one concerning the relationship between authority and conscience.
But, as Father Brierly admits, it is
much "easier to dispose of the old
mythology than to come up with
anything more convincing." Still,
in spite of this, characters all survive the crises of their lives and
times with some form of their
Catholic faith still intact. After the
in it
The artist did in fact ccjmmit
suicide. As tragic as the play seems I
do not know how sympathetic I am
to Mayakovsky's plight. There are
many bad things one can say about
a state bureaucracy, but it is unfair
not to mention its advantages.
Mayakovsky himself did noi feel
great strain from the system. I am
quite sure he never complained at
length about the wide readership or,
of course, the fame he received
In a more general sense, it is common for an artist to complain about
the entangling bureaucracy web and
the self-serving effect such a system
can have on art. It can corrupt art,
as Mayakovsky complainted the
Communist government did with
the new language he created to
celebrate the new era. However, it is
not only art and artist that suffer
frustration because of corruption
and deceit. In our imperfect world,
who or what does not?
Actually, Schultz has not picked
the best of characters to illustrate
his point. It becomes clear as the
play progresses that Mayakovsky
may simply be suffering greater
stress from being part of a revolutionary process which is bloodstained from its beginning, rather than
feeling great personal loss because
his work has been stifled and used
incorrectly. Whether this is the problem of the playwright or the director is impossible to tell.
The play has its weak scenes.
There are times when it strays a little too far towards kinky, sadomasochistic sexual scenes. I think
the points could have been made
with more subdued dialogue and
less graphic detail.
Overall, the acting was good,
considering the scenes and dialogue
changed rapidly from eloquent literary language to plain swejiring.
The actors were quite successful at
bringing to life the dream suite in
which the play takes place, and the
set and makeup helped reinforce the
image. Despite the inherent flaws in
Schutz's script, I enjoyed the production. Page 8
Friday, March 1, 1985
Ontario college teachers boycott work load review committee
TORONTO (CUP) — Teachers
at Ontario's 22 community colleges
are boycotting a committee set up
to investigate teacher workloads,
the issue which triggered last fall's
three and a half week strike.
Calling the committee a "stacked
deck", the Ontario Public Services
Employees Union, which represents
the 7,600 teachers, is refusing to appoint a committee representative.
"The government has the power
to appoint the chairman and the
Council of Regents representative
— two of the three committee
members — so we see it as a stacked
deck," said union spokesperson
Katie FitzRandolph. The COR
represented the government as a
bargaining agent during the strike.
When the provincial government
legislated teachers back to work last
November, it sent all issues except
workload to arbitration. The
emergency legislation called for a
three-member committee to conduct a "comprehensive review of all
aspects of instructional assignments
in the colleges."
John Humber, a colleges and
universities ministry official, said he
does not think the teacher boycott
will interfere with the committee's
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Tories freeze Canada Student Loan ceilings
OTTAWA (CUP) — It's one
month's rent, food and entertainment for a few weeks or a bundle of
new books for class. It's $160 and it
might not seem like much but it's
the average amount that the federal
government will not pass on to
students in loan money next year,
and it will hurt.
The government's freeze of the
weekly loan limit for student aid,
announced in its Nov. 8 economic
statement, means a weekly loss of
$5 when inflation is taken into consideration. Multiply that by 32
weeks, the average period that
students are on student aid, and it
equals $160.
"For students living below the
poverty line, it represents a fair
amount of money," says Anne-
Marie Turcotte, the newly hired accessibility researcher for the Canadian Federation of Students.
"When they start cutting on what
a person can eat when they don't
eat extravagantly in the first place
or on the number of books they can
buy, where are they going to cut
Turcotte said the amount of
money may appear miniscule in the
eyes of Ottawa bureaucrats and
politicians   who   receive   healthy
salaries every two weeks, but it does
make a difference to students surviving on loans, grants and summer
savings. Students can receive up to
$105 in federal loan money a week.
The government has estimated
that the freeze will save about $5
million. Turcotte says the move sets
a dangerous precedent because
without massive student protest the
government will continue to erode
students' purchasing power.
"It'sJike a hidden cut. Obviously
student loans are not going to rise
with inflation and this precedent
will affect students' right to live in
decent living conditions," she said.
Turcotte predicts students will increasingly turn to their families and
friends for personal loans to
finance their education and those
from lower income background or
who are part of a minority group
will be hit hardest.
But Edward Watson, director of
Canada's student loan program,
said he thinks the amount lost
through the freeze is slight and will
go unnoticed by students.
Waldern makes error on Star Wars
Come now, Barbara Waldern.
How is Marc Garneau's talk at
UBC sponsored by the National
Research Council "direct participation of the Canadian government in
the U.S. 'Star Wars' program?"
(Canada helps 'Star Wars', Feb. 26,
At the very best this is an inflammatory exaggeration: "indirect"
would be much better word to use,
since "Star Wars" was not a point
of discussion.
I wonder if anyone can do
anything new in space anymore
without being railed at as a threat to
society and the human race.
Any improvement in technology
brings benefits to many sectors of
the economy and to imagine that
the military would have no interest
in or plans for using new
technology would be contrary to
Should we then stop all work in
this field, or any other field or
research (genetics, chemistry,
metallurgy, et cetera) because we
know that eventually some violent
application will be found for it?
This seems to be the simple
ethical calculus that Waldern is using.
Let me propose something which
seems  more  reasonable.  We  can
determine the martial quality of our
research by examining: who is funding it, what uses it might have in
military and civilian sectors
(although this is not always apparent), and how important the
results will be (again not always
foreseeable, especially at the basic
research level).
The satellite research at UBC is
substantially supported by NASA,
a civilian agency, and not to my
knowledge by the Department of
Defense. The research is into how
satellites vibrate, spin, and otherwise move about under the influences of gravity and thrust.
If the military were designing
their own satellites, you can be sure
they wouldn'-t hire a Canadian professor to do it, funding via NASA!
Will civilian uses for this
knowledge ever exist? Much of
UBC's research is requested by
civilian space agencies of various
countries planning to put up
satellites for scientific or commercial purposes.
Which leads me to my final
point. I won't deny that the U.S.
and U.S.S.R. are expanding their
military capabilities into space and I
agree that it is immoral to do so.
But let's not insult people's intelligence lest we lose their credibili-
AMS ART GALLERY is now accepting applications for the 1985/86 showing year.
Applications are available in SUB Room 238
and must  be submitted to the Art Gallery
Committee by March 30, 1985.
SUB 238
ty. I find it very unlikely that the
January shuttle flight was "to
establish the beginnings of a space
platform and to implement
Reagan's 'Star Wars' plan."
Star Wars is far from implementation, NASA is going ahead with a
space platform in a few years and it
would be uneconomic and wasteful
for defense to start a clandestine
one years before, and I thought that
it was a spy satellite launch and
perhaps an opportunity to test new
solar panels. Don't tell me that the
People's Front knows otherwise.
Andrew Labun
engineering physics 4
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Friday, March 1, 1985
Information meeting on tree planting problems,
noon, SUB 212.
Works by Collayne RHae, Nancy Wientjes, 10
a.m.-4 p.m., AMS Art Gallery in SUB.
Registration, noon, SUB 216 E.
Ticket sales for March 9 dance,  noon, Kenny
Canadian   university   championships   featuring
Canadian Olympic team members, women at 1
p.m., men at 7 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Video: "Towards a Nuclear-Free Pacific," noon,
SUB 206.
Academy Award nominees: A Soldier's Story at
7 p.m., Places in the Heart at 9:30 p.m., SUB
Layout and design seminar and slide show with
Kris Klaasen, all welcome, 2 p.m., SUB 241K.
"Conflict in land Use," a panel discussion on
Meares and Moresby Islands, 2:30 p.m., Moot
Court room in Law building.
Canadian university championships, men's and
women's finals, 1 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
First late night rally, *5 per person, pizza for all
finishers, registration 10 p.m.. Old Bus loop
across from Bookstore.
Maintenance clinic, 10 a.m., SUB 211.
"Libet bowl," 11 a.m., 25th and Crown.
Worship and communion, contemporary Lenten
liturgy, all welcome, 10 a.m., Lutheran Campus
Last   winter   series  slalom  cancelled,   don't   be
there I
First of three lectures: "Interpreting the Bible:
The  Tension  of   the   Evangelical   Position,"  8
p.m., St. Mark's music room.
Racing clinic:  lecture and ride, bring bicycles,
free for club members, 10 a.m., SUB 215.
Registration, noon, SUB 216 E.
Art education   —  drawing,   10 a.m.-4 p.m.,  all
week, AMS An Gallery in SUB.
Lecture on super powers in the Middle East with
former U.S. presidential aid, noon, Hillel House.
Ticket sales for March 9 dance,  noon,  Kenny
Legal  advice clinic,  no appointment needed,
SUB 119.
Registration at noon, SUB 216 E. 3:30 jazz class
moved to SUB 207/209.
Video: "Starting a Business," non-members 50
cents, 12:25 p.m., Angus 226.
General elections, nominations open till 12:00
p.m.,   voting   12:30-3:30  p.m.,  SUB  228,  and
member's copies of Horizons can still be picked
up, SUB 228.
Practice,  all welcome,  equipment  provided,  7
p.m., Aquatic centre.
Discussion: Purim — story and traditions, noon,
Buch D 202.
Recovery program for compulsive overeating,
newcomers welcome, noon, Lutheran Campus
centre conference room.
Lecture on forensic psychiatry with Dr. Marcus,'
noon. Woodward 1.
Ticket sales for March 9 dance, noon, Kenny
The Environmental Law Club
is sponsoring a panel discussion
on Meares and Moresby Islands
and the larger issue of conflicting land use ideas. This is at
2:30 p.m., the Moot Court room
in the Law building. This is a
crucial issue right now as native
people and Macmillan Bloedel
clash over Meares Island logging.
The Ubyssey is holding a
layout and design seminar with
expert Kris Klaasen. There will
be a slide show, and Klaasen will
also link design styles to politics
showing the layout of a medium
portrays a larger message.
That's at 2 p.m. in SUB 241 K,
and everyone's welcome.
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tion at Robson Square media centre: Swiss
Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons, America is
Waiting, Noblesse Oblige, Pony, Out of
Hand, Visibility: Moderate, Sat., March 2, 2
A Celebration of Women and Work: Program one 2-5 p.m. at the National Film Board,
1161 W. Georgia, Program two 7-10 p.m. at
Robson Square.
Le Sea Horse: A Quebecois adaptation by
Rene Dionne of the play by American
playwright Edward J. Moore at the Firehall
Theatre, 280 E. Cordova performed by La
Troupe de la Seizieme.
Mayakovsky: directed by Craig Duffy, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 5 Er 8:30 p.m., the
Dorothy Somerset Studio, UBC, until March
The Happy End: directed by Arne Zoscove,
March 6-16, 8 p.m., the Frederic Wood
Theatre, UBC.
Only In Vancouver: an up-to-the minute
musical satire, March 6-9, Arts Club Theatre,
Seymour St.
Sex Tips: for modern girls. Developed from
improve workshops from a woman's point of
view, Touchstone Theatre at the Firehall, 280
East Cordova.
I'll Be Back Before Midnight: a Peter Colley
thriller at the Waterfront Theatre, Granville
Isle, Tues.-Thurs. 8:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 5:30 Et
Ain't Misbehavin': This popular musical revue celebrates its 300th performance on Jan.
30, held over to Feb. 16, regular showing
times and special price matinees on Wed. at
5:30 p.m. Arts Club, Granville Island.
Ridge theatre (16th and Arbutusm 738-6311;
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense, 7:30 Et
Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique (1155 W.
Georgia,   732-6119);    Cartoons   That   Bop,
March 1, 7:30 Et 9:30, For Me and My Gal the
Pirate, March 2, 7:30 Er 9:30.
One Fine Day: March 6, 7:30, The Desert of
the Tartars, March 7, 7:30, Vancouver East
Cinema (7th Et Commercial Drive, 253-5455);
1984  Cannes  International  Award  Winning
Advertising Film Et T.V. Commercials, March
1-3, 7:30 Et 9:30, Taxi Driver, March 4-5, 7:30;
and Mean Streets, 9:40; Rashomon, March
6-7, 7:30; and Yojimbo, 9:10.
Cinema 16 (SUB auditorium, 228-3698): The
Joke, March 4, 6:30 Et 8:30.
Subfilms (SUB auditorium 228-3697): Feb.
29-March 3, 7 p.m., A Soldier's Story, 9:30
p.m.; Places in the Heart, March 7-10, The
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lovers of choral music, March 2, 8 p.m., St.
Andrew's Wesley church, Nelson Et Burrard.
Poisoned, Emily, Out of Proportio, Negavi-
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March 2, 7 p.m.. New York Theatre, 639
Hot Jazz Anniversary Celebration: Grand
Dominion Jazz Band, free to members, March
1, Hot Jazz Society, 2120 Main St.
Shadow Jazz: with Danish jazz singer Maria
H. Petersen, March 1, 2, Tom Keenlyside,
March 3, at the Classical Joint, 231 Carral St.
K.D. Lang and The Inclines: with guest artists Heral Nix, March 7-8, the Commodore
Ballroom, 870 Granville St.
Dizzy Er Moe Super Jazz Show: Dizzy
Gillespie with the Moe Koffman Quintet,
March 5, the Richmond Gateway theatre,
6500 Gilber Rd., Richmond.
Carolyn Bell: jazz pianist/songwriter with
guest Colleen Savage, March 7, 12:15 p.m.,
City Stage, 751 Thurlow St.
Banff Fibre Show: a contemporary multimedia work at the Cartwright Street Gallery,
1411 Cartwright St., until March 31.
Still Life, Snakes and Ladders, and Bogey
Men:  Charles H.  Scott Gallery,  Emily Carr
College of Art and Design, 1399 Johnston St.,
Granville Isle, until March 10.
Contemporary   Canadian   Photography:
from  the  collection   of  the   National   Film
Board, Presentation House, 333 Chesterfield
Ave, North Vancouver, until March 24.
Win One Win Ultra Lottery: the prize is a
secret art show by Oraf to be seen and owned
by one person only. March 1 Pitt International
Galleries, 36 Powell St.
Hypostyle: an installation by Greg Snider at
the UBC Fine Arts Gallery, basement, Main
library, until March 16.
Photography Exhibit: B.C. Photographers
85, Canadian Summer, B.C. Winter and The
Seasons at Robson Square form March 4-15.
Public Images: Still Photography and Mass
Communication, five lecture/discussions
Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Emily
Carr College of Art and Design, Granville Isle.
Mosaico Flamenco Heresy: flamenco artist
Oscar Nieto and local musicians in an evening
of fiery dance and music, March 7,8, 8:30
p.m. At Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895
V enables.
The Red Shoes: the Karen Jamieson Dance
Company performs two specially commissioned movie ballets and other excerpts, March 3,
2 p.m. at the Ridge theatre, 3131 Arbutus.
Found Under Carnal Knowledge: love
poems by Vancouver poets, music by No Fun
Et Courage of Lassie, March 1, 7:30, New
York Theatre, 639 Commercial.
Inside/Outside (this isn't dance; theatre was
its mother): a one-woman show by
Vancouver-based theatre artist, Ellen Pierce,
March 8-9, 8:30 p.m., Main Dance Place, 2215
Main St.
Jumpstart: Multi-disciplinary works by Lee
Eisler and Nelson Grey, March 1 Et 2, the
Firehall Theatre, 280 E. Cordova St.
University of British Columbia
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1985: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Social Coordinator, Academic Co-ordinator and five Alma Mater
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Friday, March 1, 1985
Med students walk out
MONTREAL (CUP) — Seventeen hundred medical residents and
interns from four Montreal universities walked out for one day Feb.
26, protesting 70-hour work weeks
and the refusal of the government
to negotiate with them.
The protesters included about
650 each from McGill and Univer-
site de Montreal, 300 at Laval and
100 at Universite de Sherbrooke.
They slowed work at 41 teaching
hospitals throughout the province.
The residents and interns get the
second-lowest wages in Canada,
and are only paid for 35-hour
weeks, while they work an average
of 70 hours.
But Dr. Leo Plouffe, a fifth-year
McGill resident and education vice-
president for the Quebec federation
of interns and residents, said the
fight is not for a shorter work week.
"We want the government to submit to binding arbitration: we give
the arbitrator our demands, they
give theirs and the arbitrator's settlement is binding."
The students have been without a
contract since 1982. In 1980 they
struck for five weeks before getting
their last contract.
The strikers are mainly residents
doing three to six years in a hospital
in order to become specialists. But
the Quebec government wants
fewer specialist doctors and has
reduced the number of residents
from 2,200 to 1,800 since 1976.
Meanwhile the hospitals have as
many patients as before because
surgery and intensive care have not
decreased, Plouffe said.
A hospital spokesperson, speak
ing before the walk-out occurred,
said the job action would slow
down patient care and blood
transfusions but that hospitals were
responding by limiting the number
of patients admitted.
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Sprint sports MacPherson-strut front
suspension plus rack-and-pinion steering to
sprint through corners.
Sprint turns full-circle in just 9.2 metres.
Agility that makes it a breeze to sprint in and out
of tiny parking spots.
Sprint is roomy enough for four
Sprint's back seat folds down, so it's got
hatchback cargo space galore! Up to 513 litres.
Sprint comes equipped with 31 standard
features. Plus so much more, at a price so low,
you can't afford to wait—especially since supply
is limited.
So see Sprint at your Chevy dealer now.
Go Sprintin'!
The New Chevy Sprint. From $5985.
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