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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, September 27,1991
Vol 74, No 8
Black feminist political leader
receives Great Trekker Award
by Johanna Wickle
Rosemary Brown, one ofUBC's
most respected and accomplished
graduates, became the 31st re-
>cipient ofthe Great Trekker Award
Thursday night.
Brown has had a distinguished
career as a politician, author, lecturer and humanitarian. By
working with such groups as the
groundbreaking Vancouver Status
v of Women Council in the 60s and
currently directing MATCH International Centre, Brown has
become alandmark in the advocacy
of the rights of women and minorities both here in Canada and
~> in the international community.
Born in 1930 in Jamaica,
*" * Brown came to Canada in 1950 to
attend McGill University, where
she received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in 1954.
Her initial experiences in
- , Montreal were almost enough to
send her packing. Canada, at that
"■""the time and as it is today was
'politely racist,' making it difficult
for new immigrants to find
accomodation, jobs and social acceptance.
Fortunately for the BC community, Brown became involved in
».► the West Indian Students Association at McGill. Through their
*" ■* support, she established friendships and networks to soften those
initial years as a new immigrant.
Brown eventually gained Canadian
citizenship along with her husband
_ , Bill in 1959.
Marriage brought Brown to
-■•'■Vancouver in 1955 where she became actively involved as a founding member of the British
Columbian Association for the
Advancement of Coloured People
(BCAACP), an organization which
" ~ still exists today.
In the early 60s, with a grow
ing family and new awareness of
the responsibility of parenthood,
Brown joined the Voice of Women.
The group was an anti-nuclear
coalition which lobbied the government and other organizations
for arms control and the complete
dismantling of allnuclear weapons.
Brown participatedin the first
Vancouver Peace Walk with her
family when there were less than
1000 people in attendance. She
remains active in the peace
movement today and now takes
her grandchildren to the annual
It was also in the early 60s—
1962, to be exact—that Brown went
back to school to receive her
Bachelor of Social Work at UBC.
Upon graduation, she continued
to remain active in the community
and she increased her own political and social awareness through
her activities.
By 1970, Rosemary Brown's
career as a politician and a political leader to be reckoned with was
about to begin. The Vancouver
Status of Women Council, formed
inreponsetotheRoyal Commission
on Women, created an
Ombudsoffice for Women which
Rosemary Brown coordinated.
That same organization was
also painfully aware that the
changes needed for women would
not come about until feminist
women gained and maintained
significant positions of power in
the political arena. Brown was to
be one of those women.
In 1971, then minister of
Health Dennis Cooke introduced
Brown to Dave Barrett and suggested that she become a candi date
in the upcoming election of '72.
That suggestion was all it took and
in 1972, with the support of The
Vancouver Status of Women
Council, Rosemary Brown and
Phylis Young became the only
openly femini st women to win seats
in the BC Legislative Assembly,
much to the chagrin ofthe old boys
Brown and Emery Barnes
were also the first black people in
Canada ever to be elected to provincial political office.
Although Brown served solely
in the provincial domain, with
Law students aid
Rec Fac refunds
'""' by Sharon Lindores
Law students are providing
an alternative arrangement to
apply for a Recreation Facility (Rec
** Fac) refund. Applications and an
authorization sheet are available
" * at the Walk for AIDS table in the
law building.
Dan Meneley helped to organize the refunds in the law building. Meneley said "The facility is
^ totally overpriced. Future students
in the next four years shoul d not be
•«• billed this way.
"For the AMS to have gone
ahead with Rec Fac would have
been arrogant. The fact that there
were two referendums and that
they failed, makes this fee a slap in
the face to every student."
^^    He said the decision by the
^Mpard of Governors to implement
^ne fee was "a deliberate ploy on
%he part ofthe administration, who
are reasonably certain everyone
won't ask for [their refund]."
Michael Kelly, the director of
atheletic and sport facilities, said
"The need for the recreation facility transcends the process.
"There is a significant need
for the facility. It would be a shame
if the process being perceived as
wrong detracted from the facility
Liessi Haussler, a secretary
dealing with the refunds, said a lot
of students are misinformed about
the facility and the refund.
"They think that the refund:' j
a tuition overpayment or that the
facility is not being built. They
don't know that the fee is tax
deductable, or that the contributions are being matched by the
provincial government," she said.
Meneley said that all first-
years do not know about Rec Fac
and very few other students know
about it. "The information is on
page 30 of the student calender
(Who reads all ofthe student calendar?) and the fact that the re-
strong support she launched a
campaign to become leader ofthe
federal New Democratic Party in
1975 and came in a close second to
Ed Broadbent at a final vote of 948
to 658.
Brown's political career, lasting 16 years until her retirement
from politics in 1986, was eventful
and time consuming, taking her
away from family and friends. She
currently heads MATCH International Centre, a non-profit organization which supports women in
the international community,
something for which she has
strived from the beginning.
Rosemary Brown is one ofthe
most qualified and deserving
winners of the Great Trekker
Rosemary Brown speaking at the SUB Ballroom before accepting tha
Groat Trekker Award.
funds are buried in a little office in
the gym suggests that the university is depending on each contributor not being fully informed."
Construction ofthe recreation
facility should be completed by
1994 or 1995. The outdoor playing
facility for intramurals, soccer and
rugby should be complete in 1993.
The Board of Governors authorized the collection ofthe contribution for a five-year period
beginning in 1991/92. The facility
will be owned and managed by the
Meneley said, "By putting the
onus on students to apply for a
Voluntary contribution' back, and
without the proper information
they are not allowing students
choice and are leaving it in the
hands of chance.
"What we're trying to do is to
give back the chance and to allow
students the option.
"Some law students thought
that UBC needs the facility. Many
have notheard about it andactively
disagree when they do know."
"What effort has the university made to inform students about
Rec Fac? It is a disrespect for student opinion. If students don't vote
in a referendum is it the attitude of
the students or a reaction to the
university. I think students gave
up on the university a long time
"If it works for the lawfaculty,
perhaps other students will want
to join in," said Menely.
The law students will submit
the applications to War Memorial
Gym Friday afternoon.
Applications for refunds are
available in room 100 of the War
Memorial Gym, and must be submitted by October 4. Credit will be
applied to second term fees (no
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September 27,1991 NEWS
BC students get organized for
provincial elections and plan action
by Lucho van Isschot
Wednesday night the Canadian Federation of Students held
a direct action planning meeting
to organize protests during the
provincial elections concerning the
levels of post-secondary education
As election day approaches the
CFS is in the midst of a public
awareness campaign, designed to
raise the profile of issues pertaining to education and, more specifically, post-secondary education.
CFS, a national student alliance, represents more than 75,000
students, province-wide, andmore
than 400,000 students nationwide.
Wednesday night's meeting,
at Vancouver Community College's
Langara campus, was called because the CFS is planning to turn
up the heat on its present campaign, in conjunction with the
provincial elections.
CFS chair for BC, Brad
Levigne, identified the meeting's
goal as two-fold: to bring together
college and university student
unions in the greater Vancouver
area and to map out a strategy of
action for the election.
On Saturday, at Granville Island, CFS representatives, from a
variety of schools, will be handing
out leaflets and protesting education funding cuts with posters,
banners and placards.
This demonstration will address the concerns of post-secondary students and to remind people
about recent cutbacks at the Emily
Carr College of Art and Design
Due to cutbacks, ECCAD has
cut back its hours of operation,
limiting the hours during which
students at the art college can
In the estimation ofthe CFS,
Granville Island, apopularmarket
and home of ECCAD, will serve as
a perfect setting for Saturday's
Cutbacks in the education
sector, according to the CFS, have
resulted in tuition hikes and reduced financial assistance, and
have forced many students into
part-time study.
The CFS says its figures show
that more than 10,000 students,
who were otherwise eligible to attend a post-secondary institution
in BC, were unable to do so.
At Langara College last year
some 1,000 students were turned
away outright.
Among other items on its
growing agenda, the CFS is trying
to encourage students to probe
their local political candidates, and
to put the spotlight on post-secondary education and other issues
which affect students, such as
housing and women's issues.
The CFS or its members do
not represent a particular political
party or faction. They want to remind students that both the NDP
and the Social Credit Party need to
be agitated.
Indeed, the CFS plans to continue its campaign long after
election day.
Since the provincial election
was called, an encouraging 4,000
first-time voters have already
registered to vote on BC campuses.
This group, in fact, all students, will constitute a significant
and influential voting block at the
polls and the CFS believes that
they can make a difference.
UBC conspicuous in absence
Representatives from atleast
four colleges and one major university attended last night's
meeting ofthe CFS.
In an opening round of introductions, each ofthe representatives submitted reports which
outlined the activities being organized on their respective campuses.
When the round of introductions was over it was rather conspicuous that there was no UBC
representative at the meeting.
UBC's Alma Mater Society
is not a member of the CFS, nor
have they ever been a full member ofthe CFS.
"It is too bad that we can't get
them on board," said Brad
Levigne, "It would really
strengthen the alliance."
"We aren't reaching our full
potential," added Levigne, because
of UBC's reluctance to participate
in CFS.
For UBC to join CFS, a campus-wide referendum would have
to be held. In order for such a
referendum to take place, however, the AMS would have to agree
to have one.
A reason often raised in the
past by the AMS for not joining
the CR5 is the cost when compared
to the benefits and the'policy of
one vote per institution.
Unfortunately, AMS representatives were unavailable for
Kenna Fair voices the demands of Emily Carr students
Register to vote by Saturday
by Cheryl Niamath
Saturday is the last day to
register to vote in the provincial
election, on October 17.
An eligible voter must be a
Canadian citizen over the age of 19
and must have lived in BC for the
past six months. You must also be
If you are already registered
somewhere else in BC and you
have changed your address since
the last provincial election, Saturday is your last chance.
If you do fail to register with
your new address, you can always
travel to the place in which you are
presently registered and vote there
(although you are not supposed
Early polls, for people already
on the voters' list who are unable
to vote In the advance poll take
place on October 5,7 and 8 (from 4-
8pm) at the office ofthe returning
Advance polls take place from
October 9 to 12, from (l-9pm).
So if you are living in residence
and have not registered in Point
Grey by Saturday, you might want
to take a trip home to mom and dad
in White Rock (if you plan to vote).
The voter registration centre
at the north end of SUB concourse
has handled about 150 registrations every day since Monday. The
centre will be open Friday and
Saturday (llam-9pm).
For more information, contact
the registrar of voters for
Vancouver at 660-6848.
Meet the
for UBC
Point Grey candidates will hold a debate
in the SUB Auditorium
on Monday, September
Darlene Marzari
(NDP), Richard Wright
(Socred) and Barry Burk
(Liberal) will have a discussion, followed by a
question and answer period. They will speak on
three topics for two
minutes each: housing
for students (secondary
suites), transfer payments and quality and
accessibility for education.
The non-partisan
gathering, which is being
organized by the AMS
and the Political Science
Students Association,
will begin at 12:30.
Step right up folks, It's time to registei
September 27,1991
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Students take turns cooking and
food is provided at cost (usually
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After dinner programs include
discussion, speakers, movies etc.
Meetings take place in the
Lutheran Campus Centre.
A provincial election has been called for Thursday
October 17. This election, unlike elections in the past,
you will not be able to register to vote on election day.
This means that you must register with Elections B.C.
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AMS Council Briefs
by Paul Dayson
Senator-at-large to
be appointed
At Wednesday night's student
council meeting the AMS changed
code and bylaws to allow the appointment of a student senator-at-
large to the UBC Senate.
The appointment of a senator
is necessary due to the absence of
Lisa Drummond, who formerly
held the position and is presently
in Southeast Asia.
AMS vice-president Shawn
Tagseth said, "It would be costly to
run an election and if we waited
until November it would be too
Engineering Undergraduate
Society representative Gary Chan
questioned the change in code.
"Why change code for a contingency?" Chan said.
Tagseth said, "It's not uncommon for a senator to drop off
the face ofthe earth. Last year, the
Education Undergraduate Society
appointed someone to and [the
AMS] ratified them.
"Compromisingcode shouldn't
be done. It's alazy way out. Butthe
[student] senate caucus is planning
on changimg that section of code,"
he said.
Poll clerks to get raise
Wages for AMS poll clerks will
increase to seven dollars per hour,
a 15 cent increase over last year's
Director of administration
Martin Ertl characterized this as a
"normal average increase", following the standard procedure of
paying clerks two dollars more than
minimum wage.
Bzzr garden security
to receive training
Beginning November 1 students acting as security at SUB
functions—such as beer gardens—
will be required to have completed
a specific training course for function security.
Referenda questions
to be examined
The AMS is planning referenda for November. The questions
include a ten dollar increase in
AMS fees which would be ear
marked for specific projects, and a
change in the restrictions on the
Capital Projects and Acquisitions
Fund to allow for the expansion of
the Pit Pub to include disabled
The wording ofthe questions
is being advertised in The Ubyssey
and The Point so that students
might address their comments to
council up to October 4.
Walbran protestors
criticise SoCreds
by Lewis Duffy
VICTORIA(CUP>—As six more
protesters were arrested in the
Walbran valley last week, a rally
in support of British Columbia
rainforests took shape on the legislature lawn.
About 500 people gathered
September 23 to hear environmentalists and politicians speak
about logging in the Walbran watershed and BC forestry practices
in general.
The Walbran has been the site
of on-going clashes between loggers
and environmentalists, who are
protesting the clear-cutting ofthe
Vicky Husband, conservation
chair ofthe Sierra Club of Western
Canada, called the rally a "day of
mourning for BC's forests."
She demanded a "fundamental change in forestry management," blaming most of BC's environmental woes on the Social
Credit government.
Clinton Webb, a director of
the Western Canada Wilderness
Committee said "those concerned
about the environment could not
return the Social Credit Party to
Suzanne Hanson, a Social
Credit electoral candidate, was
jeered by the crowd when she said
the forest industry had "supplied
British Columbians with the
lifestyle they now enjoyed."
NDP candidate AndrewPetter
promised a forest practices act to
halt unsound logging practices,
while stressing the need for an
increase in the ratio of jobs per
"BC supplies one half the jobs
per tree compared to the rest of
Canada, and one third the jobs per
tree compared to the US," said
He also called for improved
use of trees cut, which would include a ban on the export of raw
logs and an increase in "value
added jobs."
September 27,1991 NEWS
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Four Sisters project
nominated for UN award
by Martin Chester
Vancouver housing advocacy
group's long fight to save
Vancouver's downtown eastside
has been vindicated by the nomination for a prestigious international award.
The Four Sisters Co-operative,
a housing project built in 1987 by
the Downtown Eastside Residence
Association (DERA) in Vancouver's
old city core, is one of five finalists
for the World Habitat Award.
No other North American development has been chosen as a
finalist in the history ofthe United
Nations award for projects that
provide practical and imaginative
solutions to current housing problems.
DERA is a neighborhood improvement organization which is
funded by memberships and donations as well as government
grants which pay for salaries and
specific projects.
DERA assistant organizer
Stephen Leavey said while the
project has won awards from the
Architectural Institute of BC and
the Urban Development Institute,
this is the first international recognition Four Sisters has received.
"Most people who win awards
don't build social housing because
of the tight budgets involved,"
Leavey said.
"It helps to have this recognition when it comes to getting government funding."
"One of the things about this
is that [Vancouver mayor] Gordon
Campbell voted against the project
and fought against it being built.
We feel vindicated," Leavey said.
"The Conservatives [federal
government] eliminated the
programme this building was bui It
Leavey said Vancouver now
uses the co-op as the base of its
guidelines for new, urban developments.
David Hulchanski, a housing
expert at the University of Toronto
who worked at the Centre for Human Developments at UBC, said
several unique elements, such as
the inner-city neighbourhood and
attention to detail, make the Four
Sisters Co-op an outstanding
Hulchanski said 12,000 are
living in the downtown eastside,
similar to other areas in Canada.
"In the US areas like this are
developed and become slums.
There has been an effort to keep
the hotel stack down there [in the
downtown eastside] and that has
resulted in less homeless people.
"There's just a couple organi -
zations buil ding new housing down
there and DERA is one of them. It
helps further the area as a stable
place to live."
Four Sisters, named for
Vancouver's four sister cities,
Odessa, USSR; Edinburgh, Scotland; Yokahama, Japan; and
Guangzhou, China, is a 153-unit
project with three buildings, including a converted 100-year-old
warehouse, areas for children to
play and other amenities.
DERA has been one of the
prime factors in keeping the
downtown eastside from becoming
Advisor to target UBC sexism
by Frances Foran
Sexual harassment that often
goes unchecked at UBC may be
eliminated by the appointment of
Florence Ludwitz-Rigby as the first
advisor to the president on Women
and Gender Issues.
"Poison environment' sexual
harassment is defined under the
UBC Sexual Harassment Policy as
"conduct or comments which create
an intimidating, hostile or offensive
environment." But when the environment is the classroom and
the offender is a member of the
teaching faculty, a student may be
reluctant to confront him.
Students have not taken issue
with sexism in the academic arena
for many reasons. It may be difficult to identify sexism in the
classroom when culture itself is
For example, when her instructor used a compliment to
preface an accusation of plagiarism last year, Rebecca, a 3rd year
Women's Studies student, felt she
had been manipulated.
"The first thing out of his
mouth when he called me into his
office was That is a very nice dress
you're wearing.' It was like he was
trying to say there was something
good about me—attractiveness—
but not about my paper. I realized
he set me up only after I left his
office. I was angry."
The instructor, who could not
believe her vocabulary, called her
a 'child prodigy,' she alleged. She
received an apology for the plagiarism accusation, but did not
confront the instructor about his
sexist attitude and his inappropriate comment.
The lecturer may perpetrate
sexism in the classroom by disguising it as humour, as a Sociology student who did not wish to be
named reported.
"It was the first day of a Philosophy class last year. The class
was pretty well half women and
half men. The prof came in, smiled,
introduced himself and the subject.
Before he handed out the course
outline he said, *Before we begin,
will all the females please cross
their legs.' They did, not knowing
what was going on.
"Then he said, "Now that the
gates of hell are closed, we may
begin.' Almost everyone including
the women laughed, maybe because he expected it, maybe because of peer pressure. I guess they
thought it was normal."
"You can't expect Susie student to shoulder the problem which
affects everyone and has been going on for years. Even if she took
an informal complaint to the prof,
he may not get the message," said
Margaretha Hoek of the Sexual
Harassment Office.
"We must educate these people
that sexism discourages women
from working at capacity and fulfilling their potential..
"These are systemic problems
and there must be a systemic level
of change. The community must
take on this problem because there
is a norm which needs to be challenged.
"The new advisor to the
president on Women and Gender
Issues is there to help change the
system, so students don't have to
push from the ground up."
Ludwitz-Rigby agrees that
systemic changes will convert the
sexist attitudes and beliefs that
inform poison environment sexual
As advisor, her designation
involves shaping policy to make
the university a more hospitable
place for all faculty and to promote
equity and employment
She is currently forming a
committee on Campus Safety and
an Advisory Committee on the
Status of Women. She is confident
the university will benefit from
equality within the faculty.
"One of the best cures for
negative attitudes towards women
students i s good relationships with
women faculty and [men] seeing
successful women at their own
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more of a slum area, "Hulchanski
"Without some organization
and some leadership in that area
it's downhill, like American cities.
That has been prevented here by
these kinds of projects," he said.
Leavey said more projects like
the Four Sisters are needed to stem
the tide of non-residential development in the area.
"We're in a diminishing market and we can see the results just
by looking at the US and the
homeless problem which can be
directly lined to the destruction of
housingin the core areas," he said.
The area has lost 1,500 housing units in the past five years, he
said. DERA also manages hotels,
but some of these are 100 years old
and are not in great condition.
"New housing has to be built
to replace the ones being torn down
and the government has to be involved because of the price tag,"
Leavey said.
DERA is planning a 53-unit
project in the same area as Four
Jeff Brooks, the Downtown
Southside planner for the
Vancouver departments of health
and social planning said that while
DERA deserves the recognition, it
should be kept in mind that governments provide funds for social
"I think it's a great honour for
the city and for DERA," Brooks
said. "Dera has been instrumental
in getting social housing in the
area, but you cain't do anything
without money."
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Sexual assault
centre questioned
by Anik Hahn
MONTREAUCUP)—Despite the
enthusiasm surrounding McGill
University's new student-run
sexual assault centre, some women
have reservations about the
"We won't be referring anyone
to the centre until the (Women's)
Union has decided upon its formal
stance on the centre," said Suzanne
Stein, resource person for the
Women's Union.
Stein cited students staffing
the centre as a potential problem.
"You could go for help and be
served by someone in your geography class," she said.
Coordinator of the centre
Sylvia Dilorio said she does not see
any problems with using student
"All of our staff take an oath of
confidentiality," she said. "If it
happens that a staff member has
to help someone they know, they
will simply pass the individual to
another staff member."
Dilorio said students handling
crisis-intervention situations will
be trained by the Montreal Assault
Prevention Centre.
"Group support will be lead by
professionals, thatis, students with
their masters in social work or
psychology," she said.
Without 24-hour hotline service, the centre will be unable to
serve its purpose completely, Stein
But Delorio said the centre
simply doesn't have the money.
"We woul d love to be a 24-hour
service," she said. "Maybe next
year. At present, the centre is try
ing to arrange to be open one    v
evening a week." ^
An earlier controversy over the
political stance of the centre has
been resolved. The centre's constitution originally contained a
clause which made it officially non-
political. But Dilorio said the clause r-
is being rewritten.
"The non-political clause was   ""
a misunderstanding," she said. "By
'non-political' we meant that we
wanted to be open to all student
According to Dilorio, much of **
the controversy is due to a lack of
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and other women's groups. Ideally, she sees the centre working
as a complement to Walksafe, the
Women's Union, and the Coalition
Against Sexual Assault.
"The centre is a huge step forward," Dilorio said. "It means that s ~.
as a community we can no longer
ignore the fact that sexual assault
exists on campus. No longer can
we sweep the issue under the carpet."
The centre is headed by a six-  t0"
person commission, and staffed by < ^
trained volunteers. The centre offers   a   sexual   assault   legal
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CFS-BC to run a "rainy
day" deficit this year
by Nancy Moote
Columbia branch ofthe Canadian
Federation of Students (CFS-BC)
will ran a $10,000 deficit thisyear.
CFS-BC will spend $10,000 to
campaign for better education
during the upcoming provincial
election, and $20,000 for a new
part-time staffperson at their
Vancouver office.
Some students say the money
is well spent.
"We want to raise public
awareness about the current
undtsrfunding and overcrowding
crisis," said Tom McReynolds, a
University of Victoria student
The election campaign will
include a television ad and
leaflets produced in cooperation
with the College-Institute Educa- .
tors' Association.
CFS-BC is running ads on
buses across the province,
describing overcrowding and asking students what kept them away
from post-secondary education this
But George Pringle, a UVic
student senator, said the money is
ill spent.
"There were a lot of complaints
from the smaller schools. Once they
create staff positions they never
seem to get rid of them."
The provincial CFS is spending $140,000 for staff this year-
over half its budget.
"We've got about $48,000
surplus from past years, sort of a
rainy day fund," said Best. "We're
calling it a rainy day."
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by Nicole Sadinsky
The UBC Triathlon-Duathlon
Club is entering thier second year
with a new outlook. The focus of
the club is changing to include all
levels of athletes, rather than just
the professionals.
The executive consists of a
wide range of new faces with varying levels of experience. However,
all have a common interest—
training for triathlons and
Club secretary Adrienne
MacKenzie, a fourth year arts student, is looking forward to the year.
"I see it as a challenge to increase my strength and ability even
though I've had no experience before."
Heading the organization is
David MacLaren, a third year student who has been competing in
duathalons for two years.
"The club is an opportunity to
meet people with the same interests. Our goal is to create enthusiasm. I love the sport and wish to
get as many people possible inter
ested in the triathlon-duathlon experience."
The club has more than 100
members and is looking for more,
particularly beginners.
Tm especially interested in
those who've never raced before.
Equal status for all levels is very
important," Maclaren said.
Formal training schedules are
supplied at the beginner, intermediate, and professional level. These
include workouts for swimming,
running, cycling and weights.
"Schedules are goingtobe done
on a month by month basis as
members improve," MacLaren
Members will also train together at fixed workout times during the week.
"We're stressing club mixing
to introduce beginners to professionals since there is a lot of experience there," said MacLaren.
The club has several experts
involved with planning and coaching. Simon Cassidy, a world class
swimmer, will offer swim instruc
Jackson Sayers, a top ranked
Canadian university triathlete and
fourth year physical education
student has agreed to help with
swimming and cycling.
"Ill be at the pool two days a
week for key instruction times on
stroke improvement and we're going to try to make use of a video
camera," Sayers said.
The training season starts
October 5 with a bike clinic sponsored by Cap's Kerrisdale.
"We want to make sure that
everyone is set up on a bike right,"
Sayers said. "Everyone must train
"We're working very closely
with Intramurals and have received a lot of support from them,"
said MacLaren.
Intramural sports organizes
the annual UBC Triathlon-
Duathlon which will be held on
March 7 this year. The UBC
Triathlon Duathlon Club is located
in SUB 241E.
Here is a look at what is happening in varsity sports at UBC
this weekend:
Not only is it the Blue and
Gold Classic homecoming game
but possibly the pivotal contest in
the Thunderbird season. Coming
off a 24-23 loss to the University
of Saskatchewan Huskies last
weekend, the Thunderbirds need
a win over the University of
Manitoba Bisons to get back on
track and to stay in contention in
the tough Canada West conference.
Although the Huskies are
presently ranked first in the nation among university teams—
with the Thunderbirds moved
back to second after last week's
outcome—the Bisons are actually
the toughest team in the conference according to UBC coach
Prank Smith.
"They've really built a strong
programme out there," he said.
Kick off is at 7:30pm on Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium.
After a bye from last
weekend's Canada West play, the
women's regular season gets under way this weekend. The men,
meanwhile, are coming off a 1-1
tie against the University of
Victoria, Sunday.
U of Calgary on Friday and U
of Lethbridge on Saturday. Game
times are 2pm for women and
4pm for men on both days. All
games at O J. Todd Fields.
Field Hockey
UBC hosts the Early Bird
Tournament featuring UVic,
Simon Fraser University and the
four top teams in the Vancouver
Games are all day, Saturday
and Sunday at Warren and
McGregor Fields.
Arts '20 Relay
Over 200 teams are expected
for this year's 11.1 km run along
the route ofthe Great Trekkers.
The race starts at 9:30am at
Vancouver General Hospital and
finishes by the cairn in front ofthe
Angus buildings less than an hour
Exhibition tilts against the
University of Brandon on Friday
and Saturday nights at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. Both games start at 7:30pm.
Women's Volleyball
Simon Fraser University Invitational Tournament.
Men's Field Hockey
West Vancouver FieldHockey
Club at 1 pm on Saturday at Hugo
Ray Park.
Cross Country
Simon Fraser University Invitational.
Women's Golf
U of Oregon Invitational, Eugene, Oregon.
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Thorns-in-the-side of self-righteous administrators
The UBC Dean of Women's-        ..
Office—had that Office lived—would
have been 70 years old this past
Saturday, September 21.
The last Dean of Women was
retired by the University patriarchy
in 1978. In place of that historic
Office is the current Women Students' Office in Brock Hall.
In thejmonth of a 70th anniversary forewomen, the Women Students' Office is running into administrative-difficulty. The functions of
support and advocacy for women on
campus i&ifDtrfnttiiftiands of a
director and three part-time,
temporary workers. This is all that
remains of a Dean's place.
An office so fragmented is
unlikely to survive the predatory
practises of an institutional hierarchy ofthe kind that is UBC. The
Deans of Women who carried their
Office through every vagary of Snale
decision-making for nearly six-
decades are now only faint memories
on campus. Those few of us who
remember them are-the old Hands of
student services. '•
My first five years of counselling
women students were spent in the
Dean of Women's (MEee-on-the
fourth floor ofthe Buchanan Building. When I came there in 1973 I was
ignorant ofthe barbaric histories of
many women's lives. I brought with
me a student experience as wife and
mother, resident in the old army
huts of Acadia Camp. Most of my
anxieties were around finances and
daycare; graduate seminars came
second to pressing domestic concerns.
I did not know the extent of
physical and emotional abuse to
women and children in their homes,
until I began to hear the terrible
stories of students who came to my
office. I did not know the enormity of
psychological terror in many
womenS and children's daily
lives until growing numbers of
grief-burdened students told me
of their terrors.
As I listened, my anger grew
and then hardened. I looked for
directions for change as my
consciousness of women's issues
expanded. I came in time to know
that change for women starts with
women themselves, not with publicity-proof programs directed downward from male administrators. I
decided that I would i|ht with
whatever means I had~t&help all of us
win sanity and safety in sflargely
violent social environment, dmcampus
and in the community.
In the month ofthe Dean of \
Women's 70th birthday, and my own
imminent retirement, I wotild like to
honour the strong leaders who gave
women on campus the only power we
have ever had. The four Iteans of,
Women were never token appoint-   ._,
mentsc they were often thorns-in-the-
side ofeelf-righteous administrators
and academic boors.
I honour such women. I also honour
the deep«ouragft of women whose
stories became apart of my own in the
18 years I spent as a counsellor in a
campus women's office. I pay tribute to
their determination to live free and
fulfilling lives, and to bring peace into
those lives.
Even though the Women Students' Office has been appropriated
by the male administration and
turned into a women's auxiliary to
the President's Office, I know
that women on campus will
struggle to build again their
own place. That has been our
Nancy Horsman
WSO counsellor
Crazy, silly, babbling,
hysterical, raving...
They're all words we've heard. Sometimes
they're words we've heard when we've gone for
help. Sometimes they're words wp hear in our
heads that stop us from asking for help. For
me that was why the Women Students' Office
was important. It was a place I could go. A
comfortable place. Above all a safe place
In the late 60s, I immigrated
to Canada as a qualified professional to take up employment in
a small BC town. Two years later
the first of my children was born,
and my career was put on hold.
Much later when my children
had begun school, work in my
career field had grown scarce
and my qualifications had
become inadequate. I set my
sights on achieving an undergraduate degree through part-
time study and began the task of
deciphering the local library
copies of calendars from all three
BC universities. What were
semester hours, units and grade
point averages? To add to my
dismay, department heads, etc.
would advise me over the
telephone: "You really need to
be in the university for a while
before you can discover which
program will suit you."
Logical? Well, yes! At least, it
would be to those who acquire
degrees unencumbered by the
responsibilities of motherhood
and running a home in a small
town very distant from any
Eventually desperate, I
applied for admission to a
diploma program that UBC
offered through correspondence.
I was accepted but sensed that
the contents were not really
what I needed. Now a dilemma! I
would finally either have to give
up or make the long journey to
UBC for academic counselling. It
was not the long journey that I
feared, but the reception that I
imagined an "ancient hopeful"
such as myself might receive
from a counsellor more accustomed to dealing with bright
young students whom, of course,
I imagined to be well-schooled in
Canadian university calendar
No! I could not risk being the
recipient of unfavorable reactions to an upstart mother with
personal ambitions who was also
incapable of understanding the
university calendar. Still, I was
not completely ready to give up
on that degree. How fortunate
that I looked at the calendar
again and noticed a paragraph
about UBC's Women Students'
Office. Just women? Both old and
young women? Perhaps I could
dare to enquire? Yes! I phoned!
The staff was experienced in
counselling women like me! I
made an appointment that would
change my life.
At that first counselling
session, the counsellor listened to
a great deal about me, agreed
the diploma program was not
accommodation that I could
afford? What could my children
do while I attended classes and
studied? I worried about how
unfamiliar they were to the city,
about my unfamiliarity with the
city and the campus, and I began
to fear I had set myself an
unreasonable goal.
That same day I returned to
the WSO and the counsellor
informed me of alternative
possibilities for summer accommodation, and of many activities
in which my children could take
part. I learned who I should
contact and was given many
addresses and telephone numbers. Most importantly, I did not
feel like an old nuisance! When I
entered the office so apologeti-
the financial implications for a
family, or coping with the stress
or trying to make the massive
decision to risk giving up my job
and pension prospects in order to
embark on a doctoral program.
At such times in a student's life,
problems may be predictable, but
in the complex context of a
woman's life they have the
potential to be unique, very
difficult, and require specialized
counselling. But there are other,
less predictable occasions such as
those when family concerns and
a woman's studies collide—
maybe even head-on.
Overcoming such problems
demands the counsel of someone
familiar with the feminist
what I needed and explained to
whom in the faculty I should go
for the best advice regarding the
degree programs best suited to
my ambitions. When I heard the
number of that office, I realized I
was being sent to "the top". What
a scare! But the counsellor—
obviously prepared for my
reaction—allayed my fears. I
followed the counsellor's advice,
the visit to "the top" achieved its
aim, and I was at last directed
toward the program I had been
trying 18 months to find.
But having learned that my
new program would require me
to attend summer school, I now
had new problems. My children
would have to accompany me, for
we had no relatives in Canada to
help out. Where could we stay for
the summer? Would there be
cally, I was offered advice which
I never forgot: "Always remember, you are not striding singly
into university, rather as a
mother you are entering with a
thousand streamers trailing
behind." Because this image was
so imbued with meaning for me,
I realized my counsellor thoroughly understood my world and
that I would always be able to
seek her help without fear of
feeling like either a nuisance or
an oddity.
In the 11 years that have
followed there have been periods
when I have felt those streamers
beginning to drag or even about
to entangle me. The occasions
were often associated with the
problems of making big changes
such as entering full-time
graduate school and dealing with
concepts involved. The availability of such counsel at UBC was a
significant factor in my decision
to continue on here as a doctoral
student rather than transferring
elsewhere. The counselling
service that has existed in our
WSO is a model that other
universities would be well-
advised to adopt.
I am privileged to be
engaged now in what I believe is
an extremely important area of
research. For this I feel largely
grateful to the counsellors in the
WSO, without whom it seems
likely I may never have even
commenced the journey that has
led to the privilege I now enjoy.
My children have all survived
my ambitions satisfactorily!
UBC PhD student
The Women Students' Office has provided
a service that is precisely ofthe type I have
needed, of outstanding quality, and at a
location I can get to without losing hours of
study time.
Having used a variety of counselling
services from time to time owBFthe past 20
years, and after 12 years professional practice
in the human services field myself, I feel in a
position to compare, and evaluate what is
The regular Student Counselling services
offered by the university may be helpful to
many students with certain kinds of problems.
Certainly, there are many short-term counsel- .
ling techniques and approaches-that over one
or several sessions can help students reduce
stress by learning to better organize time and
improve study habits, guidance in finding
friends, or solve other problems growing out of
the student's lack of knowledge or skills.
For my needs, however, and many of my
women colleagues, the feminist approach used
by WSO counsellors is more appropriate.
Without the particular perspective offered and
the excellent professional skill demonstrated
by the staff of the WSO, I do quite sincerely
wonder if I could have completed my degree
and gone on to further study.
To the macho-type readers who are
thinking "yeah, just another wimp who can't
get it together and stand on her own two feet,"
I want to tell a bit of my story and caution
against too much bravado. As a young woman
with two infants, I was unexpectedly forced to
return to university in order to avoid a future
of dependence on social assistance. With
essentially no provision whatsoever by the
university for the needs of mature students,
let alone single-parent women, I finished my
undergraduate degree, supported my children,
and repaid all my student loan debt. These
conditions are more than a fair challenge for
most people, and some sort of emotional
support and guidance is frequently required
even by the most organized, the toughest, the
hardest working, the strongest woman.
In addition to these not-so-unusual
circumstances, I have felt along with many
other women, the continuing entrenched lack
ofawareness of sexist practices at the university to be at times an almost overwhelming
barrier to meet my potential and complete my
education. I have required a place to go where I
could develop some kind of understanding of
my own experiences of sexism, and of those I
observed other women suffering.
The WSO counsellors include a structural
view ofthe difficulties that I and other women
experience. By this approach they avoid one of
the most insidious forms of oppression of
women in the field of mental health practice;
that is, the centuries-old tendency to blame
them—those who are the victims of systemic
injustices, and to shift to them the responsibility for overcoming the barriers created and
preserved in institutions. Instead, they offer a
way of viewing problems from & larger perspective.
Women leave the Office having been
helped to discern more accurately the source of
our fears and discouragement and with more
hope and confidence and well as practical
skills. We learn that it is not always due to
some defect in ourselves that is still not rooted
out, that we are still not succeeding to the best
of our ability; that despite our extraordinary
efforts there are still barriers not of our
making; though enormously fatigued from the
effort of trying to be better to be good, we
receive the support to go on doing out best
where we can, the insight and skills to properly
challenge people and structures which discriminate against us. This kind of process is
not one which can be successfully engaged in
over a couple of sessions, particularly since the
problems women face are so varied and so
often so far out of our ability to control.
Women are still to a large extent pre-
where I could talk to someone who didn't have
any advanced degree in abnormal psychiatry.
Somaone who doesn't sit behind a desk.
Someone who wouldn't assume or tell me that
when I hadn't slept for three days that it was
from participating in
the creation and change of these
structures. We support a greater advocacy function in the WSO to address at the
institutional level the various policies and attitudes ofthe people in administration and teaching
that systematically impede women from achieving
excellence. We need advocacy as long as the mere
survival of these structures of subtle discrimination takes all our energy so that there is none left
for the few opportunities where women's input is
But we also recognize that advocacy must be
continuously informed by close, direct, and
intensive involvement gained through the counselling function. That function needs to be expanded,
rather than reduced in order to meet the need
demonstrated by the demand for personal counselling attention. To enable women to be successful in
their studies, not only does the systemic neglect,
and injustice require remedy, but the injury
suffered by individual women must also be
attended to. It is perfectly logical to me that
women should be protesting so vigorously the
reduction in cowaselling services. To us it appears
that the university administration, despite lofty
statements aboui, the new goals of this university,
feels that it has no significant responsibility to the
women students who are struggling daily with the
less than supportive academic environment and
the discriminatory practice and attitudes that
exist in the lamer world of which the university is
While teni~..,„jly looking up further references, revising tiiat paper one more time, attending that extra seminar, women students are also
raising children frequently alone with the frustration and anger of no maintenance from a former
spouse or fearful of beatings from their insecure
spouse, on an inadequate income from student
loans, worrying "bsut finding good quality
daycare, often the only support to her aging
parents, struggling with today's effects of abuse in
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really just stress. That all I needed was a man
or perhaps a different man, or colour coordinated accessories. But that was then. Now
we have forms, desks, referrals and advocacy.
and courageously meeting
all the other
penalties our society
still imposes on girls and
women. All of this she meets,
and meets with humour and
forgiveness while competing with her
male student colleagues whom she
observes receiving attention from mentors
as she remains invisible, their classroom
comments applauded while her and those of
her fellow women students ignored, and their
forceful statements admired while hers are the
evidence of shrewishness.
It is therefore not always the crisis of rape,
or the overt sexual harassment that puts us in
need of a place where support and perspective,
balance and strength can be recovered. It is (if I
am generous) the constant daily low-visibility
examples of a lack of awareness and understanding of how patriarchy operates and affects
individual women, or (if I am not) its conscious
refusal to share power and to redefine it as power
to rather than power over which undermines
women's ability to achieve academic success and
make their contribution. These are the conditions
which make necessary the continuation and the
expansion ofthe counselling services ofthe WSO.
Andrea Kastner
Graduate student
University administration disregards need for feminist counselling
September 27,1991
September 27,1991
THE UBYSSEY/9 Make the right choice!
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Jane: What would you tell other students about the experience that you gained during the summer?
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Jane: On a lighter side, what was the most amusing experience you had this summer?
Steve: There were far too many to pick just one. I enjoyed everything - from the PW softball team to the annual
boat cruise.
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Irish soul power
by Bill Denham
YOU'RE really missing some
thing if you don't see The
Commitments, a film about a
musical band in the slums of
The Commitments
now playing
There are no big names in
The Commitments. You won't see
the likes of Kevin Costner or Kim
Basinger, but the unknowns
portraying the band members do
a fantastic acting job. The film is
worth seeing for the music alone.
The character development
builds an emotional tie with the
audience. They were multifaceted
creations rather than the good-
versus- bad characters found in
most Hollywood efforts. They are
people much like those we meet
every day, who have both
negative and positive sides.
While molding such interesting
characters, The Commitments
also manages to use the foibles
of human nature to make us
laugh—the film is very funny.
The themes also avoid the
usual single message formula of
Hollywood. The ending is
surprising and almost disappointing, but leaves the audience thinking.
Religious themes run
through the movie. The band's
first gig is in a church hall and
has the full consent ofthe parish
priest. Elvis is equated with God
and his picture hangs above one
ofthe pope.
The Commitments is one of
the few really fine films you are
likely to see this year.
Students exposed to
reel education: Film
Fest hits UBC campus
by Greg Davis
THE 10th Annual
Vancouver Kim
Festival gets rolling October 4
and films will be shown at UBC
starting October 7.
"This is the first time we've
ever had a film festival on
campus, with a major international scope,'' said UBC Film
Society president Michael
Gazetas, "included in the lineup—an international premiere
right here at UBC."
After switching from 16mm
to 35mm format, upgrading the
sound and projection system,
and installing a new screen and
a popcorn machine, the Film
Society and the AMS realized
they had an ideal venue for the
film festival, especially for UBC
"The festival's main
philosophy is about exposure.
Exposure to independent
repertoire theatres, unknown
filmmakers, Canadians included, but most importantly,
struggling student filmmakers
whose first major projects will
be screened at UBC, including a
film made by UBC alumni Fred
Thorsen and Glen "Winter, Wake
Linda. This film tied for first
place with another UBC film,
Learning to Dance, at the
Montreal film festival," Gazetas
UBC will also feature a
number of classic films by
famous Japanese director Sejjun
Suzuki, still relatively unknown
in the West."He's a legendary
maverick in Japanese filmmaking," said Helen Yagi, an
assistant publicist with the film
festival, "He's something like a
cross between Sergio Leone and
David Lynch, and his specialty
is the yakuza [Japanese mafia]
genre films he made in the
At least a dozen of Suzuki's
pictures will play at the festival
in a tribute to the 68 year-old
director, who will be present for
many ofthe screenings.
A lack of seating and
showings was a problem last
year, but festival-goers can
catch a film the second time
around at UBC and the
Vancouver Centre theatre.
"Students and festival-
goers in general should trust
the film fest bookers to bring in
films of cultural and artistic
merit that represent the best
the world has to offer," Gazetas
"The talent is here, and ifs
the purpose ofthe festival to
showcase this talent. We're
giving our native industry a
chance to flourish ,"
A total of 45 films will be
shown at the SUB Theatre: five
screened daily at noon, 2pm,
4:30pm, 7pm and 9:30pm.
Admission is $6.50 and $4 for
matinees. A UBC Gold Pass
costs $50 and admits the holder
to all SUB screenings. A Gold
Pass for the entire festival coats
September 27,1991 ARTS
Hatred, fear and
madness haunt
suites of World
by Raul Peschiera.
ITTA likes prostitution.
As a small-time hood of
organized crime, he sees it as a
nice job that probably won't soil
his fashionable clothes.
Vancouver Film Festival
World Apartment Horror
opens October 7 at UBC
His boss asks him to take
over the assignment ofthe
reclusive and insane Hide. Itta
must live in the decrepit apart-
"■"'        ment house Nankai-so to
frighten away or forcibly remove
the immigrant tenants.
As his efforts fail,
Itta gradually realizes some darkly
evil spirit haunts
his room and
strives to drive
him out or drive
him crazy.
World Apartment Horror
centres on the conflict and
misunderstanding that emerge
"~ * from the different languages and
^ „        cultures Itta faces. The tenants
come from all over Asia and
include a Taiwanese student, a
Filipino night club doorperson,
one Pakistani, one Bangladeshi
and four Chinese workers.
i* When Itta attempts to drive
the tenants out, they tell him
they only want to improve their
lives and the lives of their
families. Itta tells them to go
As his efforts fail, Itta
gradually realizes some darkly
evil spirit haunts his room and
*~ strives to drive him out or drive
him crazy.
Soon the old, cramped
apartment becomes a microcosm
ofthe world. Itta states his
superiority over the immigrants,
while the tenants tell him that
the apartment is the only place
in which they can live.
Fear and intolerance of
immigrants is evident in newspapers, television, and in the
casual conversations of many
people. It is this fear that World
Apartment Horror revolves
around. Itta is only one of ten
tenants; because he weilds most
ofthe power, he believes himself
apart and superior.
In one pivotal scene the
tenants argue with Itta that
though they come from different
places, they are all Asians,
including the Japanese. But Itta,
seeing his social hierarchies
crumbling, denies them and
proclaims, "No, we are white."
Fear of ghosts and of his own
ignorance drive Itta to madness.
But the humanity, understanding and humour help balance the
otherwise bleak situation. World
Apartment Horror takes on
many themes, and succeeds by
allowing the audience to laugh
through stressful, emotional
The major flaw in this film is
that women play a very minor
role and when a female character
appears, she is portrayed either
as a prostitute or a sexual object.
World Apartment
Horror succeeds
by allowing the
audience to laugh.
In a film promoting world
culture instead of national or
monocultural homogeneity,
sexism and male chauvinism are
still prevalent.
The film does, however,
neglect to properly present the
idea that to achieve world unity
and understanding, all people
should be seen as equals. Apart
from this flaw, World Apartment
Horror is an insightful and
humourous film well worth
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THE UBYSSEY/11 ■ jAfclw
Adams is still good old rock
by Steffani A. Cameron
IT wasn't just another
Tuesday, it was the lucky
day I acquired my friend's
autographed copy of Bryan
Adams's new release, Waking
Up The Neighbours.
Like some, the main reason
I like Adams is because he is a
home-grown Vancouver boy.
Waking Up The Neighbours
Bryan Adams
The album is just rock. It
has none ofthe synthesizers Def
Leppard and Dire Straits use or
the poetic, "politically correct"
lyrics U2 is known for, nor are
the vocals as distinctive as
INXS. It's just old rock like
Bruce Springsteen and John
Waking Up The Neighbours
was made to be listened to loud.
Six songs stand out, with the
most notable being (Everything
I Do) I Do For You, even if it is
over-played. It is also a song on
the Robin Hood sound track,
which Adams was responsible
The songs are about sex,
love and day-to-day life, except
one called Don't Drop That
Bomb On Me, a tune regarding
the ecological disasters, wars
and politics which confront the
Hey Honey—I'm Packing
You In! is a great song made for
the sake of humour. About an
antagonizing woman, it is quite
tongue-in-cheek and most likely
to be applauded by men, but
offensive to women. Can't Stop
This Thing We Started is happy-
go-lucky and cheerful.
Another song that feels good
is Thought I'd Died And Gone To
Heaven, which is mellow rock
making good with the bass.
The honest sound of the
music stands out in this day and
age of synth, mixers, sampling
and drum machines.
Adams's glory days are still
the Summer of'69, but this
album is bound to sell better than
Into the Fire (his attempt at
political seriousness). Waking Up
The Neighbours is to be played at
parties and used for celebration
and simple fun. Good old Bryan
still hasn't let us down. He has
provided what he's known for—
good music, good times.
Disguised as Relic, Brian gives out his John Henry to his fans.
Festive Eddies furnish frantic, rhythmic music
by Nigel Porter
Eddies seem to be the
unlikely wedding of the Partridge family and a strange tribe
that have lit-up plastic chickens
singing lead.
Festive Eddies
Commodore Ballroom
September 20
The unrelated band members have been life-long friends,
and the Festive Eddies proved
last Friday the family that
boogies together stays together.
I have seen this band three
times before and they were in
peak form, although the band
took a while to work into the
rhythmic frenzy for which it is
gaining a reputation.
Oddly the band opened its
set with a short country number
complete with harmonica solo
and twangy guitar. Singer and
guitarist Stephen Mitchell
described the medley that
followed as "songs that conclude
that it's not so bad ending up as
fertilizer once your life is over."
By the end of the third song
the band slipped into full
throttle dance vein. Steaming up
the set, the newest band member sang, Why Can't I Whirl
You, a jazz-styled seduction
piece with an absolutely naughty
bass line.
Other songs included
Nirvana Through Dancing, a
number with a percussion jam
and wah-wah guitar solo, and
the Grateful Dead's Deep Ellum
Blues. Even in the latter song
the band managed to keep a
dance beat going while the
keyboard and saxophone players
traded off jazz solos.
The band inspired a connected atmosphere between itself
and the audience. Band members
not only chatted comfortably to
audience members but asked for
participation in determining the
structure of songs. (As a side note,
the band members all wore great
hats, especially the keyboardist
who wore a wigged out ski toque.)
The show climaxed with a
lively cover of Aretha Franklin's
Chain of Fools. After laughing off
a flubbed a capella opening to the
song, the band finished the set
with the capacity crowd gyrating
on the Commodore's springy
dance floor. It was obvious the
Festive Eddies enjoy what they
If you get the idea I love
this band, you're right. My only
wish is that the female singer,
who has a great voice, would
sing more. Otherwise the
Festive Eddies take full advantage of their instrumentation.
If you are in the mood for
some frenetic dancing from a
receptive and open band, the
Festive Eddies are appearing at
the Twilight Zone September 29
and the Town Pump October 6.
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September 27,1991 Look People lunge out with lunacy
by Elaine (iri/'/ith and Iliroshi Earle
truly cool and progressive Look
■ ii) good spirits Tuesday night
In a mere 7"i people without getti
Look People
the Town Pump
September 24
Newly signed to A&M Records, they released their
latest album Boogazm only last week, which explains
the dismal turnout. The hand distributed 1990s Small
Fish Big Pond themselves on their own unknown
label. Quantum Records.
Look People's music is kind of a hyperkinetic
rock-jazz-funk    a totally uncontrived fusion of many
elements. Unlike the new trendy funk hands, their
image goes far beyond tacky and becomes cool.
Look People's lyrics are witty and satirical. The
humour of their social commentary and sense ofthe1
ridiculous is made especially effective by their ability
to switch effortlessly between parodies of various
styles of music with sincerity. By singing about things
in the first person they make themselves the brunt of
their own jokes.
Singer.laymz Bee in a hideous outfit with many
buttons acted like a facetiously self-effacing lounge
singer/shoe vendor, singing and dancing purposely off
beat to make himself look like a loser. With the use of
props in Samba Chicken he made it clear that the
dancing chicken was his own. And in Lousy Lover he
had trouble with a floppy microphone.
Bassist Clavton Tyson changed on a dime from
soulful thumping a la Sly and the Family Stone to
•dextrous King Crimson-type bass lines.
The jazzy sroovy guitarist Longo Hai. dressed
iike Sir Lancelot, and "outta sight on the black and
whites" Kevin llearn. were up to par without stealing
the show.
Great Bob Scott the drummer, throwing tantrums in his rainbow, stripey leg warmers, infinite
funny hats and stuffed bikini bottoms, was like a
psychotic infant possessed by John Bonham.
The rest ofthe band stood around drinking when
one song degenerated into a hilariously bad drum solo
where Scott imitated the worst ofthe indulgent heavv
metal show-offs and asked. "Can you imagine hours
and hours of this?"
As part ofthe encore Bee and Scott sampled some
opera greats and butchered Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. It was an uplifting evening of sublime lunacy,
guaranteed to win them fans amongst people who
appreciate musical skill tempered with boogazm ie
Your student society is currently planning a referendum to be held November 4-S. The referendum will attempt to modify the restrictions
placed on the Capital Projects portion of the AMS fee. and allow for a $10 fee increase to fund new projects and expand some existing
ones. Drafts ofthe proposed questions are presented below. If you have comments, questions, or concerns please address them to Jason
Brett. AVIS President. SUB Room 256. or call X22-3972. Please contact us prior to October 4. We look forward to hearing from you.
I support the following:
1) Removing the restrictions placed upon the $15 Capital Projects
Acquisition Fee by the referendum of November,1982.
2) Replacing them with the following restrictions:
a) Funds generated by the fee may only be expended upon projects
in which the AMS has at least 50% ownership and/or control.
b) Funds generated by the fee may only be expended upon projects
in which AMS ownership and control is protected by a lease
of no less than 15 years, or freehold title.
c) Funds generated by the fee may be used for renovations and/or
expansion of existing facilities, so long as they meet a and b,
d) Funds generated by the fee may be expended only upon a 2/3
vote of students' council, notice of which must be published
in campus newspapers no less than two weeks prior to the vote
taking place. The vote may only be held between September
14 and April 1.
Note: This question will not affect the AMS membership fee levy.
Yes:   No:	
I support the following fee levies and/or increases:
To provide funding for a full-time, professionally operated Ombudsoffice to investigate a broad spectrum of complaints and
concerns on campus. Funding will be split 50-50 with the university. This is a new fee levy.
To help expand existing programs, aid in the development of
new programs, and support administration costs. This is an
increase to the existing fee of $4.50.
3) $2.50 PROGRAMS
To ensure adequate funding for the Welcome Back BBQ, concerts, speakers, and special events. The funds will be transferred
to the Programs department and supplemented by the AMS. This
is a new fee levy.
To allow the UBC branch of World University Services Canada
to continue to support two refugee students at UBC each year.
This is an increase to the existing fee of $.50.
Note: This will result in a $10.00 increase to the AMS fee levy.
September 27,1991
THE UBYSSEY/13 The absence
of student
On Thursday night the AMS hosted
the Great Trekker dinner, which is a celebration of students acting as a political
force for post-secondary education.
The night before, representatives
from Simon Fraser University and four
Vancouver colleges met to discuss strategies on how to be a political force during
the election. The absence of UBC representatives at the meeting is telling. UBC
students are left without a voice in national and provincial student movements.
The AMS, with the exception of a
few notable individuals, has been insular
over the last decade. The only issues student council either dares to tackle, or
encourages UBC students to examine, are
those immediately related to the campus.
Gone are the days when UBC students
acted; now the AMS only feels safe celebrating them.
Nowhere in the AMS is there an
attempt to deal with issues that affect
students nationally, provincially or even
locally. Nor has the AMS attempted to act
pro-actively, heading off assaults on post-
secondary education before UBC is hit.
Students at UBC led by the AMS
have limited themselves to reacting periodically to tuition hikes handed down by
the Board of Governors. Bluntly put, the
AMS is not concerned with student issues
but with UBC bureaucracy.
One option for UBC students is
joining the Canadian Federation of Students. CFS can provide the national, provincial and local framework for the AMS
to link for lobbying and cooperative action
between institutions.
But the AMS need not join the CFS—
what it must do is be active and cooperate
with other post-secondary institutions.
Whether it does this within or outside of
the CFS is immaterial.
The present AMS's stance of avoiding political issues is politically ineffectual. Great treks are not something for
nostalgia. They are a means of action.
the Ubyssey
September 27, 1991
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Dianne Rudolf, Cheryl Niamath, Paul Dayson,
Sharon Lindores, Carla Maftechuk, Franka
Cordua-von Specht, Tanya Paz, Mark Nielsen,
Rick Hiebert, Frances Foran, Martin Chester,
Lucho von Isschot, Sage Davies, Helen
Willoughby-Price, Beer nut Greg Davis, Steve
Chan, Paoolah (Paul) Gordon, Johanna Wickie,
Matthew Johnson, Mikey Coury, Raul
Peschiera, Sam Green, Ela3ine Griffith, Nigel
Porter, Steffani Porter, Nicole Sadinsky, Wayne
Kwan, Bill Denham and HiroshiEarle were
swallowed up by Feeffie Paw. I didn't know
how she didn't swallow a cow. Green eggs and
Paul Dayson  • Sharon Undores  •  Carla Maftechuk
Raul Peschiera  •  Effto Pow
And "His campaign starts witK a
Bus service
must improve
It was encouraging to
read that the UBC administration wants to encourage
students to take public
Unfortunately their actions have worked to reduce
parking but not improve
transit service.
Consider the horrendous
traffic jams on University
Boulevard caused mainly
by cars dropping off passengers in front ofthe bookstore
and travelling to the parking lots. Action to remedy
this problem (converting a
lane to bus only perhaps and
eliminating auto traffic west
of Wesbrook during the
morning rush) would cut up
to five minutes from travelling times.
A look at the recently
published campus plan reveals that UBC is not interested in students arriving
by bus.
Several pages are devoted to improving vehicle
circulation while only one
page, called "A Place for
Transit", mentions transit.
Of this page, all but one
sentence relates to an internal transit system tomove
driving students between
parking lots and the centre
of campus. One can also
question the lack of peak
capacity on BC Transit
routes serving UBC.
Come on UBC planners,
"Go Green" and get transit
moving; BC Transit is not
the only responsible party in
this matter.
Ian Fisher
Science 4
Pro-Tibet, not
It is indeed ironic that
the People's Republic of
China and its apologists like
Hao Li (Sep. 10/91) resort to
imperialistic and
colonialistic arguments to
justify the invasion and occupation of Tibet. Hao Li's
assertions about Tibet are
ridiculous and completely
false.   Independent assess-
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Please bring them, with Identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
ments like the study undertaken by the Reference and
Research Department ofthe
German Bundestag came to
the conclusion that Tibet was
an independent country before the Chinese invasion.
Further, the US Senate and
the House of Representatives have recognized Tibet's
status as an occupied country. In fact, Tibet is under
and illegal foreign occupation under international law.
I would like to state for
the record that the Canada
Tibet Committee does not
share Mr. T.L. Danlock's
views on immigration and
immigrants in Canada. We
are concerned with the issues surrounding Tibet and
Tibetans. Our organization
adheres to the non-violent
principles ofHis Holiness the
Dalai Lama. We are not
anti-Chinese, but pro-Tibetan.
Tenzin Lhalungpa
president, Canada Tibet
Gideon's New
In a remarkable marketing
gambit sure to boost sales
figures, the Gideons have
been giving away their new
The New Testament, here
on campus. The value is undeniable.
I purchased three copies
myself. Unfortunately, the
most impressive feature
about this work is price.
The main character,
Jesus ofNazareth, is a tragic
figure, and the story has a
tragic ending. Despite this,
book has comedy, drama,
The book's big problem is
it spottiness, a possible
result of its multiple authorship. Who are these Gideons
anyway? A few first names
would be helpful (eg. Gomer
Gideon, Gertrude Gideon,
etc.). Literary talent is not
absent in the Gideon family,
butis not evenly distributed.
Some parts of the book are
inspiring and/or comic, while
others are stultifyingly boring. For example,"... the son
of Maath, the son of
Mattathias, the son of
Semein, the son
of Josech, the son of Joda..."
(p. 89).
The story is essentially a
rags-to-riches tale,
starting with Jesus swathed
in rags in a stable at his
and having his feet anointed
with an obscenely expensive
ointment at the height of his
power. After this, life starts
to go downhill for our hero,
who is betrayed by Judas, a
former pal of Jesus who decides he needs money more
than the
promises Jesus is selling.
Though the plot has potential, characterization is
sketchy, the moral message
is vague and ambiguous,
and the various elements do
not come together to form a
pleasing and page-turning
whole. Perhaps the authors'
attempt to include too many
various styles and messages
at odds with their (presumed) desire to create a
work. Certainly the Gideons
would find it difficult to pass
the ECT. Perhaps they need
to re-take English 100.
Bill Denham
Myopia runs
This letter is in response
to Jason Ford's letter to The
Ubyssey and his recent activities which have been
covered far to much by the
mainstream press. I refer to
Mr. Ford's recent appearances on the TV news and
the article Sun.
First, Mr. Ford, let me
explain to you a little about
writing news, when you take
a story, you usually try to
find an angle no one else has
covered. In the P-SAC article you refer to Cheryl
Niamath decided to write
about one of the aspects of
the strike—pay equity. She
did not miss the point at all.
Pay equity may not seem to
but then it probably doesn't
effect you to terribly much.
However, I am quite sure it
is a very important issue to
the female members of P-
It is true that the P-
SAC strikers are fighting for
pay raises, and why the hell
shouldn't they. These are not
over paid positions to begin
with. For the most part we
are talking about people who
do the day to day work ofthe
state, secretaries, grain inspectors and so forth. To
ask someone with a modest
income to take what is in
effect a pay cut over the year
is outrageous.
The Federal debt is
meaningless when it comes
to day to day life of working
people. It is more important
to ensure that people can afford the monthly rent than
to try keep the debt load
down. It is time we got our
priorities right and took the
burden of the federal debt
off the working people of
this country—that is, the
people who make this country work.
I would also like to discuss the article about you in
the Vancouver Sun. Why the
Sun wasted good space on
the organization you have
set up is beyond me. I was
struck by the photo of you
which runs beside the story.
There you are, the picture of
priviledged society, with
your nice watch and your
neatly pressed Polo shirt. I
then contrasted this image
with what you say in the
article—like raising tuition
You say you are willing
to accept fewer handouts
from the government. I suggest you consider yourself
lucky, Mr. Ford, for being
able to make that decision.
Many people can only choose
those handouts or absolute
It is true that attitudes
must change. I suggest,
however, it is the mi optic
attitude of privileged kids
like yourself whose attitudes
need adjusting.
Martin Chester
Graduate 91
Canadian University
Press BC Bureau
September 27,1991 LETTERS/OP-ED
Skimming the
Arab-lsreali issue
The collective fear felt by Israeli society is the driving force
behind actions in the West Bank
and GazaStrip. It would be inappropriate to judge only one factor in
the Intifadeh, while ignoring the
reality of survival in the hostile
Middle East. The Ubyssey has done
this on September 17 by reprinting
an article taken from the York University Press titled Israeli Military
Denies Right to Education. However difficult it is, I ask you to use a
touch more wisdom, retain your
skepticism just a little longer and
hold off judgment of Israel until
you see the Israeli reaction interms
of the entire
conflict and the
angst of the
It is unfair to
judge a country
at war with a country at peace.
Without attaching blame to either
side, it is clear that Israel and the
Arab states have been in a state of
war since 1948. Israel has maintained control of the West Bank
and Gaza Strip the 1967 Six Day
War. Canada operates in completely
opposite conditions to those of Israel which is in a constant state of
alert for war and terrorism, and
occupies less space than Vancouver
Island. This does not inherently
justify heavy handed Israeli controls of freedom and the education
system in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. However, when you absorb
this fear factor into the logic ofthe
Israeli reaction, the response becomes more understandable. Israel
is in an apprehensive state of siege.
The Middle Eastern countries share
the pain and live with the legacy of
war. Israel has struggled through 6
wars in the last 43 years, including
the Gulf War in which it was
bombed by Iraq although Israel had
nothing to do with the conflict at
The article of September 17
unfortunately only showed one side,
the anti-Israel side, of the Arab-
Israeli conflict. Last year I lived in
Israel and learned to cope, as Israelis do, with the realities of daily
terrorism. I struggled to maintain
my moderate stance in the face of
real fear. More than once I was in a
crowd evacuated from a market or
bus station by policemen who
needed to investigate an errant
garbage bag or cardboard box that
looked like a bomb. A real bomb,
planted by a Palestinian terrorist
took the life of 17 year old Canadian Mamie Kimmelman while
she suntanned on the Tel-Aviv
beach in the summer of 1990.
There are hotheads on both
sides ofthe conflict. Some Israelis
rant and rave and lose control,
while at the same time Palestinians riot and also kill their own
moderates who would collaborate
with Israelis to bring about peace.
If the unknown author of the
article, and the editors of The
Ubyssey wanted to slam Israel,
they did a fine job. They proved
that there is definitely room for
change in the
Israeli position. However
the quality of
the journalistic skills they
used to accomplish their goals was
abominable. Where in the article
was the other side ofthe complex
issue? Was there not one person
available to speak of how the pain
and suffering ofthe current situation goes both ways? Furthermore,
the editors of The Ubyssey should
have checked the article closer for
inconsistencies: it was printed
that there have been 9,945 days
(27 years) of curfew in the 4 years
(1460 days) ofthe Intifadeh. This
should have been a hint about
further faults in the article. These
outrageous statistics are meant to
be read quickly and have a high
shock value. To a reader only
skimming over the article, these
statistics, and the out of context
large print headlines, are the
things that will leap out. The
original journalist only skimmed
the issues, and it is one-sided,
biased reporting that has been
produced. Shockvalue journalism
can be effective when only one
view is mentioned. Please, please
in the future use a little intelligence and go just a touch deeper
into the complex Middle East. The
readers of The Ubyssey are smart
enough to understand balanced
Efrem Swartz with Eli Baker
First Year Arts
Endorsed by the Jewish
Students Association
Another of Chung
Wong's fans
Chung Wong, PLEASE stop
your interminable whining. You
don't represent my views nor does
my writing style impress
from either a white or a yellow
viewpoint. Take Antonia
Rozario's advice, grow up and get a
life or failing that,
take a long walk on a short pier.
Taro M. Inoue: Is your club
(People who would like to
give Chung Wong a Boot To The
Head (Naah-Naah!) Club)
accepting applications?
is still
looking for
willing to
dedicate long
nights for
little more
Apply at
SUB 241K
Are Being Accepted
for a
Due to a recent vacancy in the
senate, the AMS Selections Committee is
accepting applications for a Student
Senator-at-Large, a position which lasts
until the end ofthe school year.
Applications are available in SUB 238.
Applications should be forwarded to SUB
238 by 4:00 pm Friday, October 4th, 1991.
UBC's Scuba Club offers an open water
training programme for an incredible
Next course starts Oct 7
Lower Floor SUB
Tel 822-3329
'Includes tuition, rentals, student kit, pool fees and more!
Students cant take another five veais
like the last five Ifs timefor a cnanse!
New Democrat
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September 27,1991
Three cheers
When tweetle beetles fight,
ifs called
a tweetle beetle battle
And when they battle
in a puddle
ifs a tweetle
beetle puddle battle
-from Fox in Sox
Remember fighting with your
little sister over who got to carry
the Dr. Seuss books home from the
library? Or begging your Dad to
read you Fox in Sox before bedtime
every single night?
Theodore Seuss Geisel, the
man who spent time with Ernest
Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and
James Joyce in Paris and wrote
and illustrated 47 books—the
books so many of us grew up loving—died on Tuesday night.
The Ubyssey asking a number of readers what their favourite
Dr. Seuss story is and why.
The Grinch who Stole Christmas, "because it's a Christmas
staple" - Kevin, Subcetera
Green Eggs &Ham, "because Fve
never seen green eggs" - Mario,
Horton Hears a Who, "because
ifs warm & loving"- Anon, I.S.
"I can't read" - Thomas, Pharmacy
for Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs & Ham, "because I
don't know any others." - Kari,
"What's the one about the two
little guys who come out of the
boxes and wreck the house?" - R J.,
Phys Ed.
"The Cat in the Hat was all
right, but the Grinch who Stole
Christmas broke new literary
ground." - S.S., UBC grad '89
The Cat in the Hat, "because I've
read it 1001 times." - Sandra, Blue
Chip Cookies
Hop on Pop, "I liked it when I was
a kid, and then I had to read it to
my brother." - Helen, English
"I liked the one about the guy
with the big machine that ate up
all the trees." - Greg, beer nut seller
The Pants with Nobody in
Them, and Bartholomew and
the Oobleck, "it's a major work
and it has social commentary" -
Alf, concerned citizen
When beetles battle beetles
in a puddle paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle
is a puddle in a bottle...
they call this
a tweetle beetle
bottle puddle
paddle battle muddle.
compiled by Cheryl Niamath
British Columbia.
Voting in the
Provincial General
To vote on October 17, 1991
you need to know these basic facts.
You must be a Hi Where to vote,
registered voter.
• 19 years of age or older
• Canadian citizen
• Resident of British Columbia for the past 6 months
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You will receive a 'WHERE TO VOTE' card in the mail. KEEP this
card. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. Take this card with you to your
polling place.
How to vote.
If you do not have your voter ID card please check at a Registration
Centre or contact the Registrar of Voters.
Remember: You cannot register on Election Day.
You must remember two things:
• Choose only one candidate
• Mark the ballot with an X
S9 Early Voting.
Special Voting
If you were a registered voter as of Thursday, September 19
and are not able to vote on Election Day or at an Advance Poll, you
may vote Saturday, October 5-Tuesday, October 8, 4-8 p.m. at the
office of the Returning Officer.
If you are unable to vote on Election Day, you may vote at
an Advance Poll. Wednesday, October 9-Saturday, October 12.
Hours 1-9 p.m.
EH Disabled Voting.
If you are physically disabled, you may vote at an
Advance Poll. All Advance Polls are wheelchair accessible. If you are
assisting a blind person, please inform them that they may vote at
an Advance Poll. If you are unable to leave your home because of a
physical disability, contact your Returning Officer regarding a
mobile poll or postal vote.
Voting if you're away from
home on October 17, 1991.
If you cannot get to the polling place shown on your 'WHERE TO
VOTE' card, you may go to any other polling place and vote by
ballot envelope.
If you will be out of British Columbia on Election Day and not able
to get to any other poll you can apply to your Returning Officer tor
a postal ballot.
SFor more
Contact: Registrar of Voters
100-475 E. Broadway, Vancouver
Elections British Columbia Information Line
(Toll Free)
Remember: You cannot register on Election Day.
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of
British Columbia
September 27,1991


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