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Array TJBC Archives
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Vol. LXVIII, No. 2
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, September 13,1988
New President sees potential in UBC
Two Ubyssey reporters sat nervously inside
the UBC president's office watching two
serious looking professors wearing serious
coloured suits exchange firm handshakes
with the acting president before entering their
closed meeting on September 4, 1985.
When the ultra protective secretary announced that Dr. Strangway was ready to see
us we sprang up to greet him with all the
dignity our backs could muster. He greeted us
with a hearty hello immediately shook our
hands and ushered us into a spartan office
with three large swivel chairs inside.
We cautiously controlled our tremendous
urges to exploit the swiveling toys and when
the president himself slowly started to swivel
his own chair we relaxed and thought the interview could prove to be interesting.
Dr. David Strangway, a University of Toronto
geologist who has served as U of T president for one
year is an accomplished geophysicist whose studies
have included testing lunar rock samples for NASA.
He will take over the UBC helm on November 1. His
appointment follows the resignation last June by
former president George Pedersen.
Pedersen resigned in protest of the B.C. government's "restraint" policies. Pedersen said he believed
the province's education policy made it "quite impossible for any university president to provide the
leadership that is so badly needed in B.C.".
Strangway's appointment completes a triangle of
appointments which saw UBC's former president go to
the University of Western Ontario, its president
George Connell move to the U of T and Strangway
come to UBC.
Strangway approaches his upcoming role with optimism and says there is also a lot of "community
spirit" at UBC. "The funding situation in B.C. is difficult and makes it difficult for large systems to
operate," he says, but, "the potential at UBC is immense."
Everyone is suffering and there is a sense of commitment to UBC. People are willing to get in and fight for
He believes UBC is a "broad comprehensive"
university and any changes made should be "long
term" and slow, starting at the roots of programs.
He also maintains a university setting should not be
disturbed by rapid changes and that universities are
commitments by society to ensure certain disciplines
are practiced.
"The time scale for change at universities should be
10 or 15 years," he says. "To simply take some programs discontinue them and say we no longer do them
is wrong", he added, citing astronomy as an example
of a program that should not be killed.
Strangway believes that UBC should retain its
strong programs and also believes arts programs are as
important as science programs.
"I don't even like to discuss the issue of arts versus
He said science is important for making
technological advances and arts is important for exchanging the new information.
Faculty "renewal" is also important to Strangway
who believes bringing in young scholars is the best way
to ensure quality is maintained or even improved in
programs. But he acknowledges it is difficult in these
times of restraint.
"We have to keep up the flow of things," he says.
Another way he hopes to maintain quality is to implement regular faculty reviews. The reviews should be
made locally within departments by "people who have
expertise," he says. "It is not for the central administration to decide." He hopes reviews will ensure
faculty accountability.
Strangway believes the federal government is at least
partially to blame for the erosion of post secondary
educational funding. "I am very perturbed by what is
being said by the federal government and what they
have actually been doing", he says.
"There is going to have to be a much greater commitment to research and development," he warns.
One way of building support for universities among
the rest of society is to build stronger ties with UBC
alumni according to Strangway.
"We have to communicate with UBC's 100,000
alumni inVancouver for political support, and hope the
excitement at UBC will be made known."
Strangway ducked questions on the recent cuts to
UBC programs by the current administration because
he felt commenting on these issues would be unproductive for both the present administration and
himself. Dental Hygiene and Recreation programs
were cut this summer as a direct result of reduced
government funding.
But, when asked to comment on the lack of women
faculty at UBC in light of the recent faculty firings of
twelve professors, five of whom were women, he enthusiastically responded. He said the lack of women
faculty is a societal problem starting in the high
schools and not at university.
"In these times of university funding cuts where no
new appointments are being made the situation is quite
counterproductive to hiring more women."
He avoided making specific recommendations for
improving the women to men faculty ratio and said
not enough women are presently entering areas in
which more hirings are taking place, such as computer
"There needs to be long term change and universities should take more of a lead role," he said.
Strangway will eliminate the previous Pederson exchange and create his own system for dealing directly
with students. He added he will also be seeking out the
opinion of student leaders. (
Strangway does approve of the UBC style of governance which is divided into a board of governors and a
senate; he believes it is superior to the University of
Toronto's unicameral system which combines the two.
"Both governing sections have important roles to
play," he said.
Strangway said he will have to deal directly with the
board himself before he will comment on how the
board operates.
He did not reveal any specific plans he might have
for the university and wants to maintain a low profile
at UBC until he officially arrives, but, he did want to
remind students that he hopes very much to be a
presence on campus after November 1.
Don't be surprised if you see him on campus. As one
AMS council member said, "he drank beer with student in the pit" on his first UBC tour. Page 2
Friday, September 13,1985
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UBC budget short $3.2 million
UBC is short $3.2 million in its
operating budget this year because
it recieved substantially less than it
expected from the Universities
Council of B.C.
Traditionally UBC receives 60
per cent of university funding in the
province, but the Universities Adjustments Program has not followed   this   precedent.   Initially   $11
million was divided, with UBC
receiving $5.5 million, or 55 percent
of $10 million for faculty reduction.
University interim president
Robert Smith says he's "bitterly
disappointed" that the Universities
Council of B.C., which administers
the program, didn't include UBC in
the distribution of the $3.4 million
remaining in the program's budget.
The UAP was given an initial
grant of $14,924,900 by the provincial government. This amount was
calculated by taking five per cent of
the total of each B.C. university's
1984/85 operating budget, and
combining them.
The UAP is intended to
distribute the almost $15 million
saved as the UCBC saw fit to help
the universities to meet their
The latest distribution of funds
— $2.1 million for the expansion of
the engineering faculties at SFU and
UVic with another $400,000 open to
them at a later date — leaves Smith
feeling left out.
We were hoping to at least gat a
share of it," said Smith. "I'm just
at a loss to explain it."
Jack Morfitt of the UCBC views
the issue differently.
"He (Smith) was aware very early
on," he says, "that a substantial
amount of the funding would go to
the other two (universities)."
The loss of what UBC viewed as
their share of the UAP funding has
forced the university's department
of finance to cut their budget by approximately $3.2 million, according
to   the   Sept.   11   issue   of  UBC
Reports. While they didn't expect
to receive all of that money from
the UAP, they expected enough to
help minimize budget cuts.
Bruce Gellatly, vice-president for
administration and finance at UBC,
said it's too early to tell where the
money will be cut, but he suspects
positions left vacant by last years
hiring freeze may be left open and a
freeze would be placed on the wages
of non-salaried workers here. The
savings from such a freeze would be
close to $1 million.
All officials at UBC hasten to
add that any budget changes for
this year will not result in fewer
larger classes.
Gellatly said the final budget for
the year will be prepared by mid-
Higher tuitions
face students
— steve engler photo
ARTSIE-FARTSIES, cappuccino in hand, smugly consider the fate of humanity while studying the latest video
games in SUB arcade. Engineers, above such petty concerns, head straight for the foosball table.
OTTAWA (CUP) — If Donald
MacDonald has his way, next year •
students will get an education
voucher in the mail worth an
average $1850, to put towards the
cost of getting a degree.
But tuition costs will be "considerably higher", and higher-
demand or higher-cost programs
will also cost more to enrol in. To
compensate, the government will
extend students' borrowing limits
under the Canada Student Loans
Program, and offer more generous
scholarship and bursary
Costs to students will not
"necessarily" increase, but students
"could be expected to bear directly
somewhat more of the cost."
These are some of the recommendations on post-secondary education reform contained in the report
of the Royal Commission on the
Economic Union and Development
Prospects for Canada, chaired by
MacDonald. The commission
released its report in Ottawa last
Under the current university
financing system, set up in 1977,
provinces get a block of cash which
they are supposed to match with
their own money to fund colleges
and universities. The amount a province gets is based on population
Win the AMS lottery and go home laughing
You could win one of two
fabulous free years at UBC.
The Alma Mater Society hopes to
sell 6,000 $1 tickets for two $1,500
tuition fee prizes by Oct. 23. The
draw will beOct. 26.
AMS vice-president Jonathan
Mercer said 50 per cent of the proceeds is going to the two first prizes
and the rest will go to a bursary
AMS President Glenna Chestnut
said the bursary fund gave out one
bursary last year from money raised
through the lottery and a grad class
council donation.
She said by the year 1990 through
the lottery proceeds, along with
$11,000 from the Teacher's Credit
Union, $2,000 from the studem
council and other donations" the
AMS hopes to have 500 bursaries of
between $100 and $1,000 available
for needy students. This bursary
program would then become the
third largest student aid on campus,
she said.
Mercer called the lottery "an excellent chance at winning your tui
tion money and at the same time a
way to help students on this campus.
He said the lottery is being held at
this time of year due to the immediate need of tuition for some
Some students find the lottery an
appealing idea.
"I think it's a very good idea to
help students in these financial
times: if students can't get financial
support from a government, here's
an alternative," said Glenn Wong,
science 5.
Ray Wong, arts 1 said, "Yes, I
would buy a ticket because if I won
and got $1,500 I'd be laughing."
Lottery tickets are available at
the AMS ticket centre; all clubs,
organizations and societies will have
them after Sept. 16.
Tickets are also available to the
public with the stipulation that the
money must go to a student.
and gross national product, and not
post-secondary operating costs.
The federal portion of college
and university funding has gone
from 70 to 80 per cent between 1978
and 1985.
The commission says the rising
numbers of students enrolled, rising
costs, and unwillingness of provinces to pay more to colleges and
universities means funding, in real
terms, has declined since 1977.
This year, because of the current
formula, universities in five provinces, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick,
Manitoba and British Columbia will
actually give less to colleges and
universities than the amount the
federal government transfers for
the schools. In short, in these five
provinces, less than no provincial
money is going into education.
MacDonald recommends
abolishing this system, which will
give the provinces $2 billion in
1985-86. Instead, provinces will get
tax points to collect part of the
money themselves. The rest of the
money will become direct to-
student funding. $1.55 billion, split
between the current 850,000 full-
time post-secondary students in
Canada, would come to $1850 each.
The report suggests funding for
students should vary according to
the provincial tuition fees, but that
students in one program should not
get more than those in another.
The report also suggest much
higher grants could be provided to
graduate than undergraduate
students. The report says nothing
about tuition beyond "students
should be responsible for a portion
of education costs."
The commission said it did not
get much help from within the
university community itself in making its recommendations.
Doctors discuss effects of nuke threat
Nuclear anxiety is affecting the
psychological health of children
and young adults according to doctors speaking yesterday at the Royal
College Symposium.
Thirty people attended "The
Medical Effects of the Nuclear War
Threat" at the Hotel Vancouver
where they heard presentations by
several doctors.
Dr. G. Saunders, a psychiatrist
and professor at the University of
Calgary, said "constant, unresolved anxiety is affecting the post-
nuclear generation. Studies show its
increase with every generation."
Saunders noted "anxiety is a survival emotion, but too little anxiety
results in too little activity." Effects
of nuclear anxiety can include a
desire to "freefloat" through life, a
"live for today" attitude and
Dr. M. Mat a.,, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at St. Boniface
General Hospital, Winnipeg noted
many small children know about
nuclear war.
He showed video tape excerpts
with comments from children.
"There's no point in going to
school because I'm going to die
soon", said one child.
Matas said "fear of war can effect a child's personality development; planning seems pointless and
a need for immediate gratification
seems a natural development."
The nuclear war threat already
claims a cost in human lives said Dr.
Thomas J. Perry, from the Department of Internal Medicine,
St.Paul's Hospital, Vancouver.
For example, measles results in
900,000 deaths every year. Its
eradication would cost $300 million
(U.S.) or about 3 hours of current
world   armaments   expenditure.
Oo for Torry Fox Run
Karyn Engler, a UBC arts 3 student, is a humanitarian.
Awarded with a Terry Fox humanitarian award for the past three
years for her volunteer and community work, she is encouraging
others to apply for the award.
The program, funded by a federal grant of $5 million, was started
in 1983 to provide scholarships of $3000 annually for university or
college students working towards a first degree and demonstrating
high qualities of citizenship. The applicant's efforts overcoming
"obstacles" such as physical disability or personal problems weigh
heavily in deciding on the award.
Engler has been heavily involved in volunteer work in high school
and still is active as a Red Cross volunteer. She encourages UBC
students to apply for this award and also hopes that many students
will attend the Terry Fox run this Sunday.
"If Terry could walk from the Atlantic to Thunder Bay on one leg
we can at least run 10 kilometres this Sunday," she said.
Already 73,000 people have registered for the run in B.C.
The Vancouver run closest to UBC will take place at the Jewish
community centre and along the seawall,1 said a run organizer.
See you Sunday and "bring a friend." Page 4
Friday, September 13, 1985
600 students scab to pay for their tuition
hundred students found jobs this
summer by crossing the picket lines
set up by Air Canada flight attendants.
The students were hired in July
along with 1200 others when a
strike looked imminent. They were
promised $1000 each for passing the
eight-day training session and $300
a week when working. They started
work August 21, the day before the
strike began.
Julianna Jap-Chung, a high
school graduate from Victoria, said
she is taking the year off school and
hopes to work at Air Canada "as
Jong as possible." She said she had
no other job opportunities this summer — "just this."
Diana Westo, a second year commerce student at Queen's in
Kingston, Ontario, said she moved
to Vancouver during the summer
and would have been unemployed if
she had not taken the job.
"But I made all the money I need
for the university year working
here," she said. Although Westo'
does not want a career with the
airline, she says being a flight at
tendant is a good summer job.
Flight attendants' union official
Dianna Rienstra said: "Students
are a vulnerable target (for scab
labour) because they are
unemployed and need the money to
go back to school."
An unemployed teacher enrolled
for retraining at the University of
British Columbia also took a job as
a replacement. She wished to remain anonymous because of her
own union affiliation.
"It's a precarious position," she
said. "But for me, it's a simple case
of survival. I'm a single mother and
I need to support my kids."
She says she didn't know if the
flight attendants were justified as
she had only worked one week and
didn't know the issues. She* added
she may have to quit early because
she expected to work four days out
of town and can't afford daycare.
The attendants are striking
because Air Canada wants to increase the maximum workload
from 75 to 80 hours a week and
reduce the starting salary. The company also wants to pay the
employees a lump sum rather than a
simrue shh:l-*^s
per cent increase for the year since
the contract expired.
Westo says she agreed with Air
Canada's strategy of hiring
replacements. "Air Canada is being
really hard line and that will put a
lot of pressure on the union," she
"The stewardesses get everything
paid for. They get a shoe allowance,
dry cleaning, and everything. They
are very well paid. I think unions
are getting out of hand," said
However, Rienstra says the
replacements have actually helped
the union. The company has sent a
hand delivered letter to the union
requesting a meeting. She said she
expected the meeting to occur next
Reports of "bungling" in the air
have strengthened the union's position, said Rienstra. "Being a flight
attendant means more than serving
coffee and tea.
"A 19-20-year-old student in an
emergency situation is probably not
able to react the same way as someone who has been doing the job
for 25 years," she said.
Air   Canada   official   Hugh
Riopelle said the replacements
received the same amount of training as regular personnel.
Westo said the company concentrated on safety, gave no service
training and only trained
replacements for one kind of aircraft.
"I feel really confident, especially now that I've had practice
flying," she said.
The students who took the jobs
as replacements will quit this week
to return to school.
Air Canada has begun hiring and
training new replacements.
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Regina beer boycott bombs
REGINA (CUP) — The University
of Regina's board of governors has
overturned a student referendum
calling for a boycott of Carling
O'Keefe products.
Although the board gave
"freedom of choice" as the reason
for its decision, the university pub's
liquor license could be revoked if
the boycott were approved.
"The liquor licensing law says
holders of the license can't
discriminate between brands," said
Stu Mann, UofR vice President of
finances and services.
Barry Hicks, chief inspector of
Saskatchewan's liquor commission,
confirmed a Carling's boycott
would be agains the law.
"You're expected to handle all
three major brands unless there is
ample evidence one brand in unpopular," Hicks said. "The intent
is, and products that are normally
requested by the patrons are expected to be on hand in reasonable
Student Council President Brian
Belinsky disagreed with the boards
decision even though he was publicly opposed to boycotting Carling's.
"I stood up for the students, but
now, to me, the whole question of a
boycott is redundant. I think it's my
position to let the students know it's
a dead issue," Belinsky said. "This
is what it comes down to — do you
want a bar or a boycott?"
UofR student Lori Stinson, who
helped organize the referendum,
did not think a boycott would be
that drastic. Stinson said the whole
issue could have gone through legal
channels to get government permission to boycott Carling Products.
"Right from the very beginning
our plan of action was to approach
the liquor commission and they
could have made us an exception,"
Stinson said. "It is possible to do
The Board action killed any
possibility of getting permission,
she said.
"I don't know if they were misinformed or ji'-t morally bankrupt,"
Stinson said.
The Board investigated licensing
laws before it made the decision but
did not ask the liquor commission if
any exception could be made for the
"Quite honestly, we never posed
the question to the liquor licensing
commission," said Mann.
"I would guess that by next year
most universities would have a
boycott in place," Stinson said. "If
the U of R doesn't, it will be
something to be ashamed of."
Nursing enrolment drops in first year
First year Nursing enrolment was
cut from 113 to 80 this year and will
probably be dropped in favor of a
three year program next year, it was
revealed at a UBC senate meeting
Wednesday night.
UBC's academic authority
postponed an exact announcement
about first year nursing next year
until October but the admissions
committee decided on this year's
cut over the summer.
Student senator at large Jane
Ingman-Baker said announcing cuts
to first year Nursing without having
some idea what the new program
would be wouldn't have been a
good idea.
"There is a responsibility for the
senate to present the whole program
instead of small batches," she said.
Nursing director Marilyn Wilman
said more would be known about
next year's program by the next
senate meeting.
UBC finance vice-president
Bruce Gellatly presented to senate
the final 1984-85 financial
statements which showed the
university with a $14000 total
operating surplus since 1915.
He noted UBC's research funding has increased four times since
1975 to over $63 million. This is
over 81 per cent of B.C.'s total
sponsored research funding, he
Some senators questioned Gellat-
ly's comment UBC's salary budget
proportion of 85 per cent should
move to 82 per cent, but psychology
professor Peter Suedfeld said a low
non-salary proportion indicated,
among other things, the "poor condition of research equipment."
UBC acting president Robert
Smith told senate he was going to
provide more informtion on Rit-
chey and Associates, an efficiency
consulting firm investigating the
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SUPER-INTELLIGENT ALIEN PENS infiltrate UBC bookstore and quizzically observe strange earthling ritual. Fortunately, the invading forces
were gradually depleted by poor but quick-thinking students.
AMS word processing centre busy
fashons. "All my kids are wearing 'em,"
— steve engler photo
budget-line  look  in  campus
quipped a smug but happy
The AMS is banking on your
word processing business with the
expensive inclusion of two word
processing centres in the SUB expansion.
The new self service word processing center is expected to open in
October. For a cost of $5 per hour,
students will be able to use terminals that are now being hooked
up to the facility's main frame computer. "For someone with average
typing skills, 45 or 50 words per
minute, that works out to about
four pages per hour", said an
employee of the AMS word processing centre who did not want her
name used.
Nancy Bradshaw, a commerce
student on the Board of Governors,
thinks that this is a great opportunity. "It's a lot cheaper than getting
something typed for you. It's simple and makes it a lot neater," she
"It sounds reasonable, but I
don't know how fast you can
type," said Tom Tseung from the
Education Research Services and
Computing department. "$1.25 per
page is reasonable" he said. "Word
processing can cost up to $2.00 a
Barbara Diggins, an employee of
Word Weavers which offers student
prices for word processing, agrees
with Nancy Bradshaw. "Five
dollars an hour is an excellent
charge: You can get a lot done in an
hour" she said.
Word Weavers charges students
$22.50 per hour for expert word
processing. "That works out to between 8 and 10 pages an hour." Diggins said. "We correct spelling and
grammar and advise students on set
up" she said. "However, in some
cases, students can get a lot more
for their money doing their own
The new AMS word processing
centre, which opened two months
ago, also charges $22.50 per hour to
students. Pat Darragh, head of the
Capital Projects Acquisition Committee, says that this centre is a success.
"Since its opening, this centre
has been really busy and operating
at its current capacity. Now, printing speed is the limiting factor".
Students count for vote
Vancouver Asian community burned by 'Dragon'
Michael Cimino's film Year of
the Dragon has breathed fire into
several Vncouver youths who have
united to educate the public on
what they feel is a racist film that
sterotypes Chinese people.
The ad hoc Committee of Canadians Against Racism which formed
two weeks ago has been handling
out leaflets to movie-goers which
state the film is "totally concerned
with the exploitation of negative
racial, sexual stereotypes and the incitement of racial hatred".
Walter Quan, a UBC student
who is also a member of the student
administrative commission and on
the committee is concerned.
"The film is inflicting a history
on me and my community which
never existed the way he (Cimino)
has dramatized it."
Quan said the group, which is
made up of some university
students and local Chinese community youth activists, is trying to
launch a quiet educational protest.
They are trying not to bring additional attention to the film because
it might inadvertently increase the
number of viewers.
"There are white hats and black
hats in this movie," he said. "All
the Chinese are wearing the black
Peter Mah, a member of the
Chineses Canadian National Council who is also the committee, said
he believes it is important to
eduacte people about the Chinese
stereotype the film is promoting.
"In some scenes the film pro
motes implicit racism by attributing
Chinese crime to Chinese culture,"
he said.
Mah said the committee is
presently circulating a petition asking for a disclaimer which would
state "the film is not intended to
represent true experiences of
Chinese in America.
Similar petitions have succeeded
in pressuring movie control boards
to place disclaimers in New York
and Los Angeles, and the committee said the same action could take
place here if pressure is applied.
Grace Wong, vice-president of
the UBC Chinese students association said the film contained a large
amount of swearing which "makes
the Chinese look like they are not
well educated".
UBC students will definitely be
included when the B.C. government
starts enumerating eligible voters
before the next provincial election.
But if they don't give the right
address, they may not be able to
vote at all.
Provincial secretary Jim Chabot
announced Sept. 6 a voters'
enumeration period would begin
Sept. 16.
To qualify as a B.C. voter, you
must be a Canadian citizen, at least
19 years old, and have lived in
Canada for at least one year and in
B.C. for at least six months.
Harry Goldberg, director of the
provincial elections branch, said he
has told enumerators to ask university students away from home for
their home address, instead of the
address where they live in order to
"Of course, if the students plan
to stay at their current residence,
then they can give their current address," said Goldberg, "but we
don't do enumerations during an
election period.
"If the student is registered in a
university riding, and they're not
living in the riding at the time when
an election is called, they are not
eligible to vote."
Beth Leigh, who is in charge of
Vancouver enumerations, said the
enumeration would take three
weeks, "but we are asking our
enumerators to bring in their forms
as soon as possible, within two
weeks." She explained she wanted
to use the final week for handling
problems such as eligible voters
who were not enumerated.
Three UBC students have been
hired by the election office to handle the enumeration of students living on campus, based on the suggestions of an Alma Mater Society
representative, said Leigh.
"She showed us where on campus a lot of students lived, and we
decided to split UBC up into three
separate polls for the
enumeration," she said.
Leigh added the UBC results
would probably yield about 300
names, but not all of them would
actually be living on campus. She
said students can come in to change
information such as their own addresses at any time after publication
of the voters list.
The AMS has no special plans to
publicize the enumeration on campus, said external affairs coordinator Duncan Stewart. "Very
few students are residents on campus for voting purposes," he said.
In 1982, the last time an
enumeration was taken, AMS efforts to have student enumerated on
campus were stopped by the B.C.
registrar of voters.
Students giving addresses on or
near UBC will be registered to vote
in the Vancouver-Point Grey
riding. The representatives in this
riding are intergovernmental affairs
minister Garde Gardom and universities minister Pat McGeer. Page 6
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Papa Doc maybe gone
but poverty remains
The sun shone as Earl Forgham's
large yacht cut through the blue
water. Miami connected Haitian-
born tycoon, had recently sold his
Haitian Coca Cola franchise and
had new interests in electrical parts
manufacturing. The sun shone
down as we used Earl's scuba
equipment to dive for the first time.
Who would have thought that a
CIDA sponsored seminar, run
through the World University Services Council, designed to introduce
Canadian students to the
undeveloped countries of the world
would have resulted in this luxurious pastime?
After all, Haiti is one of the
poorest nations, but where is this
Certainly not to be seen in the
American-style discotheques in
Port-au-Prince where the U.S.
reserves from the U.S. embassy
spent their free evenings drinking
Pina Coladas and complaining
about the lack of good television
Nor was poverty to be found
amongst the cocaine-sniffing locals
who hung out at the bar of our
hotel in St. Marc and talked of starting pig farms and hiding their profits in reserve funds in the Camaan
Nor was it to be found amongst
the mansions in Petionville, a
suburb of Port-au-Prince which
provided a residential area for the
As we came back into the harbour, we noticed the grass-roofed
huts supported by clay-dung walls.
The occupants ran out: women
clothed in ripped second-hand
clothing which they had probably
purchased from street-vendors in
the city and snivelling children with
bloated bellies — the result of
worms and not over-eating.
Where were the men we
wondered and then remembered
that we had been told that
polygamy was the accepted norm
and thus many households were
composed entirely of women and
their children and gandchildren.
Their huts were so small!
We wondered what they did to
survive. Work in the fields!
Perhaps, but then we knew that this
would probably be quite unprofitable since Haiti suffers from a
large agricultural decline due to soil
erossion and overcultivation.
The soil erosion is the result of
overforestation and neglecting
We were curious as to why these
people had not moved to the cities
in search of employment — surely
there was a large labour demand.
When we moved to Jacmel, a
town south of St. Marc which had
previously been an industrial centre, we found the city devoid of industry.
We spent a day trying to find out
how Jacmel's residents lived and
where the industrial sites were
located. The Mayor of Jacmel told
us that evening that the town had
lost all of its industry when the large
cross-country road (and I mean
road, not highway) to Port-au-
Prince was built.
Business people moved from
Jacmel to Port-au-Prince and with
them moved industry leaving a
deserted town where only petty
business remained. Many people
had left to find work in Port-au-
Port-au-Prince had been the first
(I reestyle)
city we visited. Our initial impressions had been of rampant confusion.
The streets were fillied with old
Toyota vans and Wolkswagens
which served as buses. They cost
one gourd (or 20 cents U.S.). Taxis
cost more usually charging from
two gourds up for the same
Both the taxi and bus drivers
jammed their vehicles into neutral
when they gained momentum from
a decline in the road, and coasted
downhill in order to save gas.
They beeped on all occassions
and the roads were filled with the
noise of tooting horns as drivers
tried to make their way through the
maze of people and livestock which
filled the streets.
We wondered where these people
lived. One night, returning from a
city centre nightclub we found out.
Bundles of bodies were lying on the
street underneath shop porches and
in the permanent wooden stalls of
the market place.
It was amazing how many rag-
covered bodies could curl up into
such small places.
Of course, people lived in houses
in the city and many lived outside
the city in clusters of huts — but a
large proportion were homeless and
slept in the streets. The more fortunate found accomodations in the
slums or 'bidonville' of Port-au-
We had an opportunity to visit
one of the slums of Port-au-Prince-
Cite St. Martin. I was reluctant to
go because the night before I had
visited the Port-au-Prince Public
The hospital had perhaps most
clearly illustrated to me the meaning of poverty: beds without mattresses, dirt on the green floors and
walls, and the maternity ward
where I had witnessed a woman's
vagina being slit without
anaesthetic while she was having
contractions. The doctor calmly
said, "Oh she won't feel anything
— she is in so much pain already."
To make maters worse, the
"tools" did not look very well
disinfected. I also saw a woman
with half her body covered in pus
and scabs. She sat hunched on a
bed's metal frame and her face had
one of the most dejected looks I
have ever seen.
The doctor informed me that the
woman would not last the night.
She was one of the many industrial
accident victims — an employee of
an electrical company such as those
owned by our friend who owned the
beautiful yatch.
Of course, talk of health insurance, worker's compensation or
sick-leave was unheard of. The supply of labour in Port-au-Prince was
so large that any job would be immediately filled and the government
have not formulated any regulations pertaining to employee protection.
Thus after a thoroughly depressing evening, the idea of visiting
slums the next day did not thrill me.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. The slum of St. Martin fairly recently underwent changes and
growth  under the  1970 National
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Development Plan. The 1984 St.
Martin consisted of a cluster of
shacks made of industrial waste
materials such as spare planks of
wood and pieces of tin.
The 20 acres of cite St. Martin are
divided by a muddy canal, the
Rockefeller canal which supplies
the 30,000 inhabitants with water
for two hours twice weekly.
As we walked through the slum
we were immediately surrounded by
clusters of children who asked us
for money and were very eager to
pose for photographs.
They seemed more adapted to the
idea of a camera than people we
had met in the villages who believed
that taking a picture meant stealing
a piece of their soul.
Given the conditions under which
these people existed, it seemed odd
that they seemed so happy. But
then we were told that St. Martin
prior to 1970 had been much worse.
The land of St. Martin was
originally owned by the state and
several wealthy individuals. Slum
dwellers could not afford to buy the
land and were forced to pay rental
These rates were regressive
because those inhabitants who
could only afford to pay on a weekly basis — the lowest income groups
— ended up paying more per day
than those families who could pay a
six month or yearly lump-sum.
The water and sewage systems
were basically non-existent. In fact
it was in the interest of the landowners to prevent improved water
supply because they were often
employers of water vendors who
sold water to the inhabitants.
The 1970-75 National Development Plan which called for the
upgrading of the old St. Martin
slum completely reorganized rental
rates, improved the water/sewage
system and provided the needed
new dwelling places for the increasing population.
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Page 9
A modern proposal for kids
The abortion issue is still in the
news as Dr. Henry Morgentaler
continues to be systematically raked
over the coals for operating his infamous clinics which have closed
and reopened more times than
Margaret Trudeau's love life.
Undoubtedly, the abortion issue
in Canada has become a political
football, with the pro-choice advocates pitted against the pro-life lu
natics in a skirmish unparallelled in
the annals of Monday Night Football — with or without Howard
Indeed, this confrontation of
diametrically opposed philosophies
is as intellectually compelling as
Darwin's The Origin of the Species.
Einstein's theory of relativity and
late-night reruns of Leave It To
Beaver. Consequently, many
generous expatiators from the pro-
life camp are delighted to proffer
their opinions, eventually becoming
thoroughly obsessed with the matter — sort of like a dog that won't
let go of a postman's leg. It is with
all due deference to these expatiators who religiously seek to
persecute Dr. Morgentaler that I
will now address the tempestuous
abortion issue and offer a solution
which is sure to gain great popularity.
The question seems to be whether
or not fertilized human ova have all
the rights of grown adults and if so,
should they be allowed to enter a
singles bar? (Although very small in
stature, ova are actually quite
gregarious at parties and surprisingly affable in more intimate surroundings.)
Admittedly, I was somewhat
bemused by this question before
finally arriving at my answer.
Moreover, I came to realize that our
modern institutions have yet to
answer life's important questions.
Take our modern science for example. We can travel great distances at
incredible speeds, glimpse the most
minute details of the human cell,
but we have yet to find a cure for
the common hangover. True, it has
made many miraculous cures for
diseases and in so doing increased
our life expectancy by many years,
but what have we to look forward
to? If you left a ninety year old man
in the cockpit with two nineteen
year old stewardesses . . . nothing
would happen! True, an x-ray can
detect a broken bone, but if you're
overexposed you develop cancer;
and if you're exposed in the wrong
places — then you really have problems!
Our government, the incredibly
inept leading the incredibly gullible,
is usually unaware of life's important questions and only offers inscrutable answers to the ones they
do address. Where else but in a
'democracy' could one
democratically elected body
unilaterally abolish another
democratically elected body (as was
the case when Heinrich fired Vancouver's school trustees)? True, this
was carried out in a democratic
manner. The trustees were not shot,
tortured or forced to attend a sitting
of the province's parliament.
However, it is clear that no one can
question the expediency of
measures taken by our government
with any expectation of significantly affecting the decision making
In fact, our government — in
. true Machiavellian style — has
come to the conclusion that some
ends justify bad means since good
means do not always bring about
the desired results. Unfortunately,
the propagandized ends are nothing
more than a front for increasing
political leverage on either a specific
group of the general public or
sometimes both on a good day. Of
course the bad means are also
carefully propagandized. As a consequence the government eventually
has dominion over a populace of
docile dolts whose brains require a
jump-start after contemplating the
most rudimentary political questions.
That people have yet to recognize
this trend is not surprising since the
majority of us will remain profoundly apathetic about political
WUSC thanks for support
On behalf of the UBC chapter of
the World University Service of
Canada (WUSC) I would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the
Graduating Class of '85 for their
donation of $2,000 to our refugee
I would like to inform you that
WUSC is sponsoring three refugees
this fall, two from Uganda and one
from Ethiopia. We are currently arranging living accommodations for
the refugees and are anticipating
their arrival.
The refugees will begin their
studies (pharmacy, chemical
engineering and chemistry) in
September. Please feel free to contact us for any information on these
students whom you have so
generously assisted.
Once again, thank-you for your
generous contribution!
Manuela Tolfo,
WUSC secretary/treasurer
issues so long as we can eat, drink
and be merry. Nevertheless, it is
distressing to watch the erosion of
civil liberty that is needlessly taking
place as we allow ourselves to be
ruled by a system that has become a
veritable oligarchy instead of a
government of the people and for
the people.
Therefore, since our modern institutions have let us down, we now
have the bothersome sight (for
those who roam this great town of
ours) of streets crowded with idle
youths with nothing better to do
than aimlessly loiter from one street
corner to the next. The young, our
most valuable resource, are apparently being squandered because
the plutocratic maelstrom of this
province continues to relentlessly
impel tax dollars toward megapro-
jects like Expo and away from
social services like education. Ergo,
these loathful individuals, instead,
of earning an honest living, live abject lives of desperation in which
thievery, prostitution, alcoholism,
violence and drug abuse often combine to render them useless to society and themselves. A symptom of
our overpopulated modern
mechanized society, these
unemployed wretches prove to be
nothing more than loose bolts
caught in the cogs of progress.
In any event, it was with these
sorry souls in mind that I conceived, for the abortion question, an
answer which I am sure any
demagogue worth his salt could sell
the public. I have been assured by a
master chef of my acquaintance in
Victoria that a young healthy child
is a delicious, nourishing and
wholesome food, whether stewed,
roasted, baked or boiled. So, rather
than discard the ovum whose
mother chooses to have an abortion
and waste the unwanted child who
will inevitably become a burden to
the state, the heretofore unsalvable
citizen can be made a contributing
member of society. Abortions
would be a thing of the past;
mothers would have a new source
of income; overpopulation could be
better controlled; the government
could spend even less money on the
costly task of educating and finding
employment for the ever growing
number of young people; the
wealthy would have another rare
culinary delicacy; and an expecting
mother who hasn't the need for a
child would no longer be burdened
by the nasty stigma which pro-life
advocates have fought to associate
with having an abortion performed.
It's certainly food for thought!
Tracey Hallam
(BPE, 1st year Master's)
September 13, 1985
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The day of Professor Wisenthal's School for Gifted Journalists begins as David Ferman tests his
razor-keen admantium claws on Victor Wong and Gordana Rasic, much to Patrick Michell's chagrin.
Debbie Lo absorbs Laura Busheikin's ability and psyche as David MacAllum cuts down Ron Stewart
with his optic blasts. Karen Gram teleports Murray Johnson, Steven Engler and Gerry Lotke to limbo
as Stella Wong transforms her body to living, organic steel. Meanwhile, Mike Groberman, Erika Simpson, and Camile Dionne hone their mutant abilities in the danger room as Eva Busza psionically examines Robert Beynon. "I dream of the day when journalist and human can live in peace," says the
good professor from the confines of his wheelchair; "Amen to that noise, Stephen-baby" quips a
calmed Ferman.
Change South Africa
The cry for the banning of South African products is spreading. The September 10 issue of the
Ubyssey reported the UBC Graduate Student centre will soon be free of all products distributed by
companies with interests in South Africa. Now the Alma Mater Society will be raising the issue at the
September 18 student council meeting. At this time they will consider a ban of all such products in
use at the Student Union Building.
Yet is there any point to Vancouverites not drinking the alcohol made in a country half a world
away? What possible effect could this have in changing another country's domestic policies?
If, however, the banning of South African products grew to extend throughout Canada and the
United States, the South African economy could not escape being affected. Already international
demand for the South African gold coin, the Krugerrand, has diminished.
With the constant pressure on the South African economy the government will be in turn be
pressured by both blacks and whites to restore the once mighty South African economy. The
government could be forced into gradually yielding to the anti-apartheid groups.
The apartheid policy in South Africa degrades fellow human beings because of the colour of their
skin. The black majority is denied most freedoms by a white government that is determined to retain
supremacy, even at the cost of peoples lives.
All we are being asked to do is ban certain items we can obtain from other regions of the^world. In
any case, do we want to associate ourselves with products made in the degrading and backward environment of South Africa?
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Tips for serious journey
You are about to embark on
another wonderous journey into a
world where large expensive text
books abound, and vast libraries
draw you inexplicably into their
darkened aisles. How do you feel?
A little nervous — perhaps even
slightly overwhelmed? That's quite
natural, for you have many things
to prepare for your school year.
You know, the usual, class
schedules, an effective usage of
time, and the like. However in all
the commotion of organizing the
obvious, don't forget the most important. Readying one's pyscho-
logical state, I feel is the most essential form of preparation at the
beginning of each term.
Now, now, cease your pathetic
quivering, it really is not that difficult to do, especially with the aid
of this guide. The most important
thing to remember when practicing
'The Ritual of Release' is that there
must be a strict adherence to the
prescribed rules to ensure absolute
mental gratification.
Very few students are aware that
the pressure they somtimes feel
building inside their heads, (due to
information overload), if not immediately checked, will continue to
increase and eventually their heads
will literally explode. In order for
you to prevent this tragedy, (which,
believe me, really plays havoc with
any attempts at further studying)
you must learn to recognize the
symptoms and begin the 10 steps of
the guide at once.
I suppose one could say that this
guide is a step-by-step process
designed to interrupt the normal
human thought patterns thus pitching one into a momentary
psychological frenzy, resulting in a
great release of pressure within the
brain. Sounds like fun? Sure, so go
on and try it the next time when you
feel the mounting strain within your
1. Upon entering any type of formal study hall, you feel the horrifying human urge to vomit.
2. You catch yourself staring blindly into the nostrils of the person
beside you.
3. You hear noises that sound
similar to those that a balloon
emits when being filled with air
(This sound actually is your own
head expanding).
4. You begin to expel intermittent
gusts of air from all bodily
orifaces (and you know what
people will interpret this as)
**** You now have entered the Red
Zone promptly begin step #1
of the guide.
1. Compose your facial features. It
is common knowledge that when
the pressure starts, the tip of the
nose is drawn towards the lower
lip. At the same time the eyeballs
roll backward into the skull.
This all looks very ugly and is
generally not accepted social
2. Release the pen (or pencil),,
which you undoubtedly will be
clutching, from your frantic
grasp. Now insert the object
with forceful intent into the right
nostril of the person beside you.
This not only looks insanely funny, but it quickly disposes of the
loathsome writing instrument.
3. Run, you see, step #2 usually
creates a touch of animosity between you and the recipient of
the pen (or pencil). Now this
'running' part need not be a
frightening experience if it is
done correctly and with some
modicum of finesse. Just
remember to grab your books
before you dash. As you run
begin tearing the pages out of
the book's binding and toss
them gaily over your shoulders
into the face of your pursuer.
This next part is definitely the
most rewarding, as it results in
the cessation of the chase. As
you 'run and toss' begin reciting
the following incantation
"Oh, Yippee Yi Yand, My Head
Shall Not Expand; No, No, No,
Nar, Cause I'm Going to the
**** It is very important that you
know the exact location of the
nearest bar so as to gain full
benefit from the magical elixir
which awaits you. Time is of
the essence and can not be
wasted on aimless wandering.
5. Skip with conviction to your
favorite bar. Arm swinging and
some giggling is permitted and
actually aids in the expulsion of
brain pressure.
6. Grab a partner, anyone will do,
but the next step should
definitely not be carried out
7. Consume generous quantities of
the house's medicinal beverages
until the swelling inside your
head subsides.
8. Dance, if you're able. If you
can't coordinate your body
enough to seriously 'get down
and shake it', then just stand
there and occasionally wiggle it.
People will understand, nearly
everyone is there for the same
reason as you are.
9. Go somewhere and sleep. This is
where those infamous study
'Carrels' come in handy and by
now you should have barely any
brains left so comfort is of little
10.Wake-up. This usually is the
most physically draining of all
the steps but one will get used to
it after a few practice runs of the
Ritual. Generally one feels a
slight buzzing sensation inside
the head at this point. Don't
panic though it is merely fresh
brains growing in. These are
healthy brains, so use them wisely. Firstly, one must purchase a
new supply of books, remember
what happened to the last
bunch? Secondly proceed to
your scheduled classes, making
sure you avoid any contact with
the person who ran face on into
your pen (pencil).
I recommend that you keep this
guide with you at all times. Try to,
eventually, memorize the symptoms
of Brain Expansion and for God's
sake do not just pass them off as
physical reactions to something bad
you ate. Brain Expansion is a
serious ailment, and each year more
and more students are falling victim
to it. So be a survivor and practice
the 'Ritual' until it becomes second
nature to you.
Tanya Eby
ubc graduate
Old MacD
The recommendations of the MacDonald royal commission
regarding post-secondary education probably won't work.
The commission suggests Ottawa give money directly to university and college students, rather than designate money for post-
secondary education and transfer it to provinces who thumb their
noses at students and spend it on educational things like world's
The suggestion is all fine and dandy, except the commission
does not suggest how to get money to the other parts of the
university system, such as universities. Researchers, professors,
and administrators also suffer from the present mismanagement of
post-secondary financing, and the commission makes no mention
of them, except to say none of the academics they talked to came
up with interesting suggestions. (Presumably what they said involved Ottawa giving universities more money.)
Without federal subsidizing, as this new system would suggest,
costs of universities will go up. But costs already increased to a
level beyond $1800 per year, the amount the commission recommended to give to students. Barely adequate ten years ago, that
amount is pitifully small today.
But the biggest problem with the whole thing is the provinces.
The idea of Established Programs Funding (EPF) in the first place
was to help provinces meet their social responsibilities, not to
evade them as B.C. does now.
There is no way the provinces will accept this new arrangement.
They got a good deal with the current arrangement, which gives
them federal post-secondary education money with no obligation
to spend it on universities and colleges. In all probability they will
want to continue it. Given a choice between EPF and the MacDonald recommendations, students will also want the current arrangement continued.
And that's really scary, because the financing system allows provinces like B.C. to siphon off federal dollars slated for university
programs on projects other than education. And no-one is effectively working to stop them.
We're Sorry. Please quietly ignore those Carling
O'Keefe ads for Miller beer. We forgot to send in
our ad boycott list on time. So, because we didn't
want students to end up paying (up to $220 per ad)
for our mistake, we are running these ads for a
month. Please accept our most sincere apologies
and avoid buying products associated with South
Africa, even if we advertise them in our paper. Our
full boycott list goes into effect October 6.
Sept. 20: Demonstrate against rape
I have a wide range of reactions
on reading media reports of Colleen
Shook's rape and murder. There is
fear, because I know it could just as
easily happened, to me. There is the
deep sadness I always have
whenever I hear another story like
Colleen's. And there is rage at the
fact that I and all women have to
live with the threat and with the
reality of male violence against us.
Over and over, in the media, by
police, by the men in our lives,
women are told that somehow it is
our fault that we are raped and
beaten. If only we had fought back,
or, if only we hadn't fought back,
things would have happened differently. What happened to Colleen
Shook was in no way her fault.
Every woman who is confronted
with male violence decides how best
to fight back; sometimes the best
decision seems to be to do nothing.
In response to women's anger at
the constant threat and presence of
male violence in our lives, the third
Friday of September, September
20th this year, has been set aside to
mark the Take Back the Night
demonstration. On this night,
women across Canada will take to
the streets to protest male violence
against women. Vancouver Rape
Relief and Women's Shelter
organizes the protest in Vancouver.
We use the following statistics and
others to help expose the frightening frequency at which women are
victims of male violence:
One woman is raped every  17
minutes in Canada.
One woman in four is raped
sometime during her life.
One woman in eight is sexually
assaulted before the age of 18.
Fifty-four percent of women
report being struck by their male
lover sometime during their relationship.
Thousands of angry women will
be demonstrating on September 20
to shout — "We have had enough.
No more rapes, no more incest, no
more battered women." We will
also be there to gather strength
from each other's courage and rage
to continue the year-round struggle
to end this violence in our lives and
the lives of other women.
The major  focus of the Take
Back The Night demonstration is to
protest street violence against
women, but as we demonstrate we
remember that over half the
assaults on women happen in their
home or the attacker's home. And
on September 20, as on every other
light of the year, women at Rape
Relief and Women's Shelter, and at
rape crisis centres and transition
houses across Canada will be hearing yet more stories of women
whose fight against male attackers
wasn't quite enough to let them get
Suzanne Hawkins
Vancouver Rape Relief and
Women's Shelter
Box 65342, Station F
Van., B.C. V5N 5P3
AMS Vice President defends his job
After reading the article in Tuesday's Ubyssey, Facelifts delayed, I
want to set straight a few innac-
curacies that were present.
Firstly, when Margaret Johnson
of the AMS Dance Club came to
talk to me regarding the problem
between her club and the AMS
director of administration and the
student administrative commission,
I talked to her as AMS vice president and not as AMS ombudsper-
son. Any statement implying that I
was "not impartial" as the om-
budsperson is false because I was
not acting as the ombudsperson
when Johnson came to see me.
Secondly, it was reported that I
"scolded" her and acted towards
her as an omnipotent official of the
AMS. As an executive member of
the AMS, elected by the students, I
explained to her that although the
dance club office had been moved,
it was done within the jurisdiction
of the AMS code and bylaws, the
students administrative commission, and the director of administration's office.
Up to this point, her club had
been experiencing technical problems with the office relocation,
and soon after, personalities began
to flare. The whole issue began to
center on more than just the office
I advised Johnson to deal with
the director of administration as far
as possible concerning the issue of
the office only. I then told her if she
wasn't happy with the way the
situation was being handled, then I
would look into it as AMS ombudsperson. She left my office with
what I thought was helpful advice
for her cause.
In conclusion, when the AMS executives are elected by the students,
the guidelines set forth in the AMS
constitution and code and bylaws,
constitution and code and bylaws.
The decision made by the director
of administration and supported by
the AMS executive regarding the
relocation of the dance club is
perfectly legal within the AMS
structure. I am sorry that such a
respected and well thought of club
of the AMS is having such problems, but my advice was intended
to help, not insult.
I apologize to Johnson for leaving my office with the wrong impression, but at the" same time I feel
I was unjustly accused of being unfair and too rough when in effect I
was only doing my job.
Jonathan Mercer,
AMS vice president
Office staff needs support
I read with interest the letter by
Charles Mayer ("UBC professors
should quit griping, face reality")
in The Summer Ubyssey of August
14-20, 1985.
The reality, however, is that rhost
faculty earn a very decent salary for
what they do and have all kinds of
benefits in their situations of which
they take full advantage. It is the
support staff (secretarial and
clerical) who should "withdraw
their services". They are the
unacknowledged mainstay of the
University where the productivity
of the faculty and the functioning
of the University is concerned.
There is a basic need (made more
urgent due to the consequences of
cutbacks on support staff which
have been ignored) for a radical
change in attitude on the part of the
faculty and the University in its
consideration of support staff.
There should also be a restructuring of the job classifications and
salaries, putting a real value on the
demands and responsibilities of the
work. Even as the faculty are coping with the effects of cutbacks,
it is time they show visible support
for their office staff and collectively
voice the concern they should have
for this situation, both financial
and logistic, to those in a position
to consider them.
There is concern about all the
good faculty leaving UBC. The
good staff, more overworked and
underpaid than ever, will also not
hesitate to do the same as soon as
an opportunity arises.
Moira S. Greaven
non-union research
assistant Page 10
Friday, September 13,1985
As a matter of general interest, the Guinness Book of World Records does not officially recognize, nor will it entertain as a category, the title "World's Largest Gray
Box." It will consider entries such as "world's largest packaging material." which is the closest category in wording. It may, in its press section, recognize "best use
of wasted space." But such entries deal with objects created on purpose, whilo the Ubyssey Gey Box is an accidental phenomenon. This particular one resulted
when one of the Ubyssey's editors discovered her briefcase (containing a nasty story on AMS embezzlement) had been left behind in a tavern, with only two hours
to go before going to press. Sinee no one wanted to make an emergency voyage to Pango Pango (the bars there having closed some ten minutes earlier) it was
decided to attempt a rather large grey box, as penned by the person who didn't make it to the last bus of the evening during an informal race among the remaining
personnel. This is it.
BRAD GARRETT...at the Bottom Line
Garrett's a giggler
Unlike the entertainment
regularly featured upstairs in the
Fraser Arms Hotel there are no
gyrating hips or musical explorations of anatomy at "The Bottom Line."
The club features live comedians and musical acts. Judging
by the decor and the talent
brought in, it is clear the
management poured some
serious money into this project.
Brad Garrett, winner of Star
Search's $100,000 prize as "Best
Comedian of 1984" and one
time guest on the Tonight Show
appeared at the Fraser Arms
Hotel this week. Garrett's demeanor is professional, and his
material is clever though occasionally too American for the insertion of Vancouver where
L.A. belongs.
His talent really shines in his
interaction with his audience. He
chased a woman leaving for the
restroom and insisted she wait
until he had finished his act. He
took on two inebriated, vocal
audience members by dead-
panning: "I don't go to the car-
wash and bother you at work."
His celebrity impressions are excellent.
Garrett also incorporated
remarks about a real problem
which the management must
deal with: distracting music
from upstairs which penetrates
the floor.
On the subject of problems,
opening for Garrett is special
guest, female impersonator and
comedian Rusty Ryan. Ryan
labors through a monotonous
series of ka-ka, Newfie, and
penis jokes. His/her talent is
painfully elusive.
Garrett and Ryan continue to
perform until Saturday at 10
p.m. and midnight. The cover of
$7.50 is a little steep, and a beer
is $2.75. Garrett is worth seeing
though, and the club is comfortable and intimate. Mid-week
tickets for coming shows are only $3 and $5.
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Marjorie Nelson
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Synthetic Energy is joyous anarchy
A show is about to begin. There
are two performers: an unctuous,
sequin-collared master-of-
ceremonies, and an oh-so-sweet girl
singer wearing a taffeta dress and
sneakers. "Can I do my song?" she
asks with reverential anticipation.
But wait — what is that worried
head poking through the curtain?
It's the stage technician, announcing, in a frantic whisper, that there
Synthetic Energy
Axis Mime Theatre
Written by Kim Selody
Directed by Diane Schenker
Performers: Linda Carson, James
Keylon,  Kim Selody,  and Joseph
Seserko at the Firehall Theatre
The problem is noise. It begins as
feedback, and quickly develops into
wild shrieks and squeals of sound.
It invests itself with physical
powers: it throws the actors to the
ground, forces them into frenzied
spasms and contortions, passes
through all their bodily orifices,
and sends them tumbling across the
The actors are, understandably,
bewildered and frightened. They
strip the stage in a search for the
source of the noise, and find
beneath it a man playing an imposing collection of synthesizers. He ignores them until they try to capture
and control him; then he really has
fun with them, throwing them
around the stage, forcing them to
punch themselves convulsively and
smash their heads against the floor,
mercilessly dominating their bodies
until they are too tired to even
whimper in pain and frustration.
Finally they capture him, only to
find that without him they are lost
— they are isolated in a void of
silence. They release him. He
returns to his synthesizers and the
whole thing resumes. Yet finally,
somehow, it becomes a dance, the
sounds become music, the three
hapless actors begin to enjoy
themselves, and finally, the girl gets
to SING HER SONG! Even the
aloof musician/magician sings
The three actors use their bodies
evocatively, athletically and
humorously. They prove that silent
physical comedy can be as funny as
verbal comedy. They often astonish
the audience, as when they throw
ping-pong balls back and forth between their mouths across the stage.
Almost all the speech in the snow
is a frenzied whisper, because the
convention is maintained that these
are actors trying to begin a show,
and they don't want the audience to
realize there is a problem. Only
when they directly address the au-
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ing the writer's view of life. This is a
world fraught with absurdity and
anarchy. The three characters are
beset by a mysterious force beyond
their control or comprehension.
Call this force what you will —
society, nature, politics, the Id,
God, or our own psyche — it is all
of these and more. The players can
only triumph by accepting it, making friends with it, respecting it, and
finally playing with it. Once they do
that, the girl can sing her song.
The girl appears naturally more
sympathetic and comfortable with
the mysterious force — she is often
delighted with it, she wants to play
with it. She approaches the musi-
AXIS MIME THEATRE . . . beset by a mysterious force.
dience do they speak aloud. Just
one other word is spoken aloud: the
musician says "Go!" as the girl
begins her song. At this moment the
electric tension that has built up
during the show is all at once released in a joyous burst of energy.
The show is a metaphor express-
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cian and is invited to play a duet
with him. The men are held back by
their desire to control or explain the
force. The feminist message here is
subtle and thoughtful.
Synthetic Energy is definitely a
comedy; it is quirky and funny, yet
it leaves one with a tragic feeling of
being purged. The noise assaults the
ears of the audience as they watch it
assaulting the bodies and minds of
the actors; without realizing it they
share in the experience they are watching. Thus a lot of energy is synthesized! It is an extradordinary
piece of theatre.
Synthetic Energy finishes Saturday night. Hurry up and go see it.
Applications for general bursaries are now available
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Member resigns from "laughing stock"
MONTREAL (CUP) — Another
prominent member of the Canadian
South Africa Society has resigned
since the publication of comments
made last month by society president James McAvity.
McGill University professor John
Shingler said in his letter of resignation that the comments made by
McAvity "smack of racism" and
have made the society "a laughing
The Canadian South Africa
Society, founded in 1979, is a lobby
group supporting investment in
South Africa. Most of its funding
comes from the South Africa foundation, an international organization based in Johannesburg.
The foundation is funded mainly
by South African corporations.
John Shingler, a director of the
society since 1980, teaches the only
course on South Africa at McGill.
His connections to the society were
revealed by The McGill Daily
In July, McAvity told the Montreal Gazetter that the Canadian
government was dealing incompetently with South Africa. He
said there will be no surrender of
power by whites in South Africa
Textbooks to go up
OTTAWA (CUP) — In retaliation to the flourishing used book
trade on campuses across the country, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
announced it will be revising its
texts more frequently, increasing
obsolescence and raising textbook
Lloyd Scheirer, president of
McGraw-Hill, denied the move was
calculated to take advantage of the
captive student market.
"I don't feel as though I am
gouging the students; what we're
doing is revising more often to remain competitive in the market
place," Scheirer said.
"Of course, we're not taking advantage of students; they're our
customers. I was once a student
Scheirer admitted the decision to
revise more frequently was a financial one. "It's partly true we're losing revenue to used book dealers —
all publishers do. It's a matter of
being up to date, and not because
the books are obsolete."
Linda Jenkins, marketing assistant for McGraw-Hill's College
Division, said the rate books are
revised depends upon how quickly
the material changes and how easy
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Most revisions are amendments,
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for a Canadian audience, Jenkins
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three years.
Jenkins said it would be difficult
to consider more frequent revisions
because of the amount of time
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McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited,
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1984 net profit of $3.5 million,
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and that negotiations would not
happen "until they can get that
black mob under control". He also
called Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney, a "pipsqueak".
Shingler's resignation follows
those of Jeanne Sauve's husband, a
former vice-president of the society
and a Montreal Anglican Cannon.
In his letter of resignation to
McAvity, Shingler said: "I do not
wish to be associated with any
organization that because of the
statements of one its officers,
smacks of racism and may, however
inaccurately and unfairly, be portrayed as an agency of the National
Party government of South Africa
and a supporter of apartheid.'' Last
year, the Daily also revealed that
Shingler operated a consulting firm
out of Montreal called "John
Shingler and Associates —  Con
sultants on  South  Africa."  That
phone is now disconnected.
The South African consulate in
Montreal, when asked for a good
source of information on investment/divestment, names
Shingler. Rina Carsen at the con
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Haitians assisted by western development aid
From page 7
tian National Housing Office and
funding from the United Nations
Development Program and United
Nations Capital Development Fund
worked together to achieve the four
mandates of their National
Development Plan.
They provided legal land tenure
for St. Martin residents through obtaining an Expropriation Decree
from the government in 1978. The
government tax office undertook to
compensate private owners.
The NDP also encourages home
ownership through a rental-
purchaser system and instituted a
fixed-rate mortgage for prospective
Mortgage repayments are placed
into a revolving fund to provide for
future house loans. All rental
payments are reinvested in housing
In the community the National
Housing Office takes responsibility
for fixing rental rates and collecting
rent. The third mandate was to provide technical, financial and
building material assistance. In
order to upgrade water supply, the
Rockefeller canal and three water
fountains were built. A monthly
mortgage system for building
material payment was set up.
Finally, and most importantly,
the      planners      encouraged
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After seeing St. Martin, most of
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Friday, September 13, 1985
Cold Feet a reluctant romance at the Ridge
(16th and Arbutus, 738-6311) 7:30 and 9:30.
Crimes of Passion and Body Heat at the
Hollywood (3123 W. Broadway, 738-3211) at
7:30 and 9:30. Adults and students $3.
Ladies on the Rocks at the Vancouver East
Cinema (7th and Commercial, 253-5455).
Jazz Festival with Ray Collins, a straight
ahead jazz group from San Francisco, at the
Classical Joint Coffee House (321 Carrali
St., 689-0667), Sept. 13 and 14 at 10:00 p.m,
Joe Chapel Theda Marie at the Landmark
Jazz   Bar  (Robson  and  Nicola,  687-93121,
September 11-14
Judy Small, a warm Australian folk singer at
the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895
Venables, 254-9578I, Thursday, Sept. 12th, at
8:00 p.m.
Bluegrass Breakdown Don Dirksen and
Don Fraser jam at the ANZA Hall 13 West
8th Ave., 734-9812), Sept. 16th at 8:30 p.m.
Bob Barnard and the Phoenix Jazzers, hot
trumpet from down under, at the Hot Jazz
Club (2120 Main St., 873-4131), Sept. 13 and
14, at 8 p.m.
Uncle    Bonzai    at    the    Railway    Club,
Septembor 12.
Redemption, Idle and Undesirable at John
Barley's (23 W. Cordova), September 13 at
9:30 p.m.
Recollections: Ten Women of
Photography, the photography of ten
distinguished elders of the photographic profession, all who have make invaluable contributions to the art, at Presentation House
(333 Chesterfield Ave., N. Vancouver,
986-1351), from September 5-October 27.
Voice Over, the expression of feminist issues
by four women using different mediums, at
the Contemporary Art Gallery (555
Hamilton St., 687-1345), September 3-28.
Tai Chi, an open house at the Vancouver
Taoist Society (Suite 220, 440 W. Hastings),
September 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Gathie Falk A Retrospective, the largest
retrospective for a single individual ever produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery, including paintings, drawings and sculptures at
the VAG (750 Hornby St., 682-5621), until
November 11.
Cheap Sentiment, a musical tour de farce, a
production of Tamahnous Theatre, at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre 11895
Venables and Victoria, 254-9578), Sept.
20-Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, presented by
the White Rock Summer Theatre at the
White Rock Playhouse 1536-1343), until
Sep*. 14, and Gwendoline Sept. 13 at 8:00
Talking Dirty, presented by the Arts Club
Theatre at the Richmond Gateway
Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd., 280-4444), Sept.
Ain't Misbehavin', the Fat's Waller Musical
show, presented by the Arts Club Theatre at
the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island
(280-4444), September 12th at 8:30 p.m.
Synthetic Energy, presented by the Axis
Mime Theatre at the Firehall Theatre (280
E. Cordova, 689-0926), September 4-14.
On the Fringe, a festival of alternative
theatre, in the Main St. Mt. Pleasant area,
September 13-22, from noon to midnight.
Edam, with live music at the Queen
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low. The court treasurer Payme
Jamie was pleased with the development, wanting to make a
blurgerand. He could always make
a small investment in a Swiss bank.
Talkathon Merciless gleefully
brought the whips and oil.
'Throughout School Year"
Mon.-Sat.: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun. & Holidays: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
THE SUN. . .shines through trees
Tour of Main and Sedgewick libraries, everyone
welcome, 10:30 a.m. and noon. Meet at Main
librarv entrance hall
Sale of membership cards for fall '85. Only $45
for unlimited classses in jazz, ballet, dancercise
and stretch, noon-1:30 p.m   SUB 208.
Organisational meeting to check out interest in
the sport of hang gliding, 3 p.m., CEME 1210 or
phone 228-3255.
UBC Women vs. University of Puget Sound, 10
a.m., O.J. Todd field.
UBC vs. Red Lions, 12 p.m., Douglas park.
Judo practice, 11:30 p.m. Osborne gym E, Contact room 203 War Memorial gym.
Worship service, 10 a.m. SUB 212.
Orientation — booths and displays on activities
at the college and pot luck lunches, after liturgies
at 9:30, 11, and 7 p.m. at St. Mark's.
First game of the year, everyone welcome, 11 :X
a.m. 25th and Crown.
Tour of Main and Sedgewick libraries, everyone
welcome, 10:30 a.m. and noon. Meet at Main
library, entrance hall.
Tour of Main and Sedgewick libraries, everyone
welcome, 10:30 a.m. and noon. Meet at Main
library, entrance hall.
First practice,  everyone welcome.  (Bring your
swimming suit) 7 p.m. UBC Aquatic Center.
Weekly testimony meeting  — all are welcome.
Noon, SUB 215
RATES: AMS Card Holders — 3 lines, 1 day $2.50; Additional lines, 60c. Commercial — 3 lines,
1 day $4.50; Additional lines, 70c. Additional days, $4.00 and 65c.
Classified ads are payable in advance. Deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications, Room 266, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
Charge Phone Orders Over $10.00 - Call 228-3977
11 - FOR SALE- Private
SMITH CORONA Electric Typewriter with
cast. Brand new condition. $249.00.
325-3888 after 6 p.m.
KITCHEN SET, 6 swivel chairs, dining rm.
table, 4 swivel chairs, china & liquor
cabinet. No reas. offer refused. 321-0707.
way mechanical stage. Low power thru oil
emersion. Variable strength light source.
HEWLETT-PACKARD - 41 cv. All manuals
case, plus MATH MODULE $250 firm.
David George 263-5733.
OLYMPIA electronic typewriter. Excellent
condition. $450. 875-8929, 731-9555 eves.
FRATERNITY ALUMNI garage sale. Hundreds of bargains from over 50 West-side
homesl The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity
Alumni Assoc, will be holding a garage sale
Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine
at the Chapter House, 2270 Wesbrook Mall,
UBC Endowment Lands.
'69 DATSUN 510. Well maintained, new
paint, brakes, shocks, radio, 4-speed. $750.
Alan, 988-1740.
WE SELL good used furniture, dishes, Ige. &
sm. applicances, linens, etc. M.-Sat.,
9:30-5:30. 6466 Victoria Dr., 327-6601.
1970 FIREBIRD Formula 400. Edelbrok uni-
lite, AM/FM, tape, tilt. Asking $2800. Must
sell, fees due. Call 263-8887.
35 - LOST
LOST — Light blue sweat shirt with B.C.
crest. Lost near Totem Park. Please call
224-9901, ask for Dave, rm. 483.
ANYONE finding grey pack sack or
clothes bag at Vanier Residence Aug. 10,
please phone 397-2186. Contents are important. Reward offered.
AN UMBRELLA, in black and burgundy,
plaid w/wood hippo head as handle on
Mon., Sept. 9. Please ph. Winnie, 271-0424
if found. Reward offered.
ANY UBC STUDENT, staff, faculty wishing
to write about peace/disarmament for The
Ubyssey please call James at 734-4128.
FOR FREE. Kittens, tabby, trained and weaned. Cute as buttons. Please call evenings,
60 - RIDES
RIDE AVAILABLE from Richmond or S.
Vancouver Wed. evgs. 274-2100.
University Hill United
and Presbyterian
invite you to join us in
worship Sunday mornings
at 10:30 a.m. in the Epiphany
Chapel Vancouver School
of Theology.
6060 Chancellor Boulevard
FRENCH or Spanish tutoring Et translation. B.C. certified teacher. Daytime classes
perferably. Beg. to Adv. level. 261-4987.
Deke House. $1350/dbl, $1600/sgl. per
term. Meals Er cleaning incl. No waiting list.
Ph Glen or Erik 222-1135.
30 - JOBS
BUSINESS STUDENT: gain experience,
earn commissions, SELL CANADA SAVINGS BONDS. Mr. Starke 689-3324.
BABYSITTER wanted for sweet little 1-yr.-
old girl. Your home or mine. Mon.-Thurs.
eves. 17th & Highbury. 222-2874 aft. 11
COOK/HSE. KEEPER. 5 afternoons per
week, 3 hrs./day, for disabled women.
$6/hr. Hardworker please. 734-9206.
St. Mark's Church, Kitsilano
West 2nd Ave. & Larch 731-3811
Anglican        Episcopal
Sunday Services
10:30 a.m. SUNG MASS
10 a.m. Thurs. at 6 p.m.
We welcome the U.B.C. Community to
our par/shl
Make Sense Into
Personal Budgeting
The Easy Way
Call Anytime 321-0707
TYPING, research. Free editing, spelling
check, carbon copy. 926-7752.
EXPERT TYPING: Essays, t. papers, fac-
tums, letters, mscpts, resumes, theses.
IBM Sel II. Reas. rates. Rose 731-9857,
WORD WEAVERS - Word Processing.
(Bilingual) Student rates. Fast turnaround.
5670 Yew St. at 41 St. Kerrisdale 266-6814.
THUNDERTECH PERFECT TYPING. Computerized word processing system. Essays,
resumes, etc. Stud, rates. 873-2062.
ADINA word processing. Student discount.
High quality work. 10th & Discovery.
Phone 222-2122.
EXPERT essay, theses typing from legible
wk. Spelling/grammar corrected. 738-6829,
10 a.m.-9 p.m. King Ed. bus rte.
WANTED: People interviewed for jobs at
Expo. Particulary but not exclusively for the
Expo Preview Center; for an article on Expo
hiring. Phone Patti Flather at 732-2445. Friday, September 13,1985
Page 15
Be an athletic supporter — join intramurals
Intramural Sports has been working hard all summer to bring you
the new, improved Intramural Program. We have a new look, a new
logo, and a new location - Room
66, Lower SUB Concourse. Hours
-9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Intramural Sports has an extensive sports program that will suit all
your campus sports needs including
weekend tournaments, league play,
noon runs, leisure sports and ten
special events.
You can join a team or enter individual events; register for competitive sports and drop in for
recreational activities.
This year information brochures
are available for each sport.
Everything you need to know about
the sport is in the handbooks which
you can find in permanent kiosks
that dispense the brochures in
residences, libraries and SUB.
j^ior noon runs, brochures should
be picked up right away or at the
first run. The booklet lists each race
and provides dates, distances, maps
of the course and other valuable information. At each run, the booklet
will be stamped, and at the end of
the year, you may be eligible for a
$400 Gortex Windsuit.
In addition, keep your eyes open
for news of events. This year look
for posters, table tents, banners,
murals, bus bench ads, interior bus
ads, buttons, wallet cards, CITR
radio, and The Ubyssey to keep you
If you need money or enjoy
sports, then join the Referees Club.
Referees for basketball, volleyball,
hockey, floor hockey, soccer, and
inner-tube water polo can work
part-time or full-time — whatever
fits best with your schedule! The
orientation meeting will be on
Thursday, September 26th at 12:30
p.m. at the Home Economics
Building, Room #60. If you have
any questions feel free to come to
the intramurals office.
Saturday, September 14
UBC Women vs U. Puget Sound
10:00 am O.J. Todd Field
UBC Men vs Red Lions
12:00 pm Douglas Park
UBC vs U. Manitoba
1:00 pm Winnipeg, Manitoba
Varsity team tryouts
men's   and   women's   soccer,
women's   field   hockey,   rugby,
men's   basketball,    men's   and
women's   gymnastics,   swimming
and diving, men's volleyball are all
Women's Basketball: Sept. 16, 4:30
pm War Memorial gym
Men's and Women's Cheerleading:
Sept. 12, 12:30 pm War Memorial
gym lobby
Cross Country, Track and Field:
Sept. 19, 12:30 pm Gym E
Osborne Centre
Men's Ice Hockey: Today, 7:15 pm
Thunderbird Arena (rookie camp)
Men's and Women's Skiing: Sept. 17
4:30 pm Gym A Osborne Centre
Women's Volleyball: Sept. 12, 4:30
pm War Memorial gym
Wrestling: Sept. 18, 4:45 pm Room
211 War Memorial gym
For information on the following
sports please call the Athletic Office
Badminton (M/W), Fencing (W),
Field Hockey (M), Golf (M/W),
Squash (M/W), and Tennis (M/W).
Call 228-2531 for info.
Sun., Sept. 15
Fri., Sept. 20
Fri., Sept. 27
Season: Oct. 1-
Nov. 28
Season: Oct. 6-
Mar. 9
Playoffs: Mar. 10-25
Season: Oct. 7-Mar. 10
Playoffs: Mar. 11-25
Heats: Sat., Sept. 21
Finals: Thurs.,
Sept. 26
Terry Fox Run
Vancouver Jewish Community Centre
(Oak & 41st Ave.) - Run/Walk, 10 km
8:00 a.m.
Inaugural Road Run
SUB Plaza — Race Centre
2.8 km, 4.0 km - 12:30 p.m.
Greek Toga Trot
SUB Plaza — Race Centre
3.0 km, 5.5 km - 12:30 p.m.
Fort Camp Hockey League
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
Nitobe Basketball League
War Memorial Gym
Cross Volleyball League
Osborne Centre/War Memorial Gym
Logan Cycle "200"
Harry Logan Track
1:00-3:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. (Thurs.)
Sept. 16-20
for Term 1
Sept. 23-27
Entire Season
Sept. 23-27
Entire Season
Sept. 16-20
Oct. 6-Dec. 1
Oct. 7-Nov. 25
Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27-28
Sat., Sept. 28
Sat.-Sun., Sept. 28-29
Sat., Sept. 29
Sun., Sept. 29
Cross Volleyball League Sept. 23-27
Osborne Centre
Inner Tube Water Polo League Sept. 23-27
UBC Aquatic Centre
Bookstore 3 on 3 Basketball Tourn't Sept. 23-27
War Memorial Gym, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.        Register
Cycle Criterium Sept. 23-27
Football Stadium on Stadium Road Register
25 km, 9:00 a.m. 40 km., 10:00 a.m.
Softball Tournament Sept. 18
Mclnnes Field, Osborne Field Register
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Edge of the Rainforest Run Drop-in
SUB Plaza - Race Centre
12.9 km - 10:00 a.m.
Cycle Sprints Sept. 23-27
Old Marine Drive behind Totem Res. Register
1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 21 UBC Open Golf Tournament Sept. 16-18
Musqueam Golf Course
T-Off Time: 1:30 p.m.
jmoon Caf&, czmmwCu, \tfti&> place,<$
<? Open 3Aondmj tib Sotftiyday asoaw-^oopm
g/gre&t' -fa 4Amie,t \
12 30 PM
* * Gym B West Osborne
L-Lower Intensity
H-Higher Intensity
NJ-No Jump Aerobic
time, any location, any intensity. »2.00 — Drop-in per class.
, REGISTRATION: First Term - Sept. 3-18; Second Term - Jan. .
I Recreational Sports (Rm. 203), War Memorial Gym or late registration
■ during first week of exercise class.
I Sponsored by Recreation U.B.C. For Fitness Information:
I 738-4169 t
■ "VALID UNTIL SEPT. 20. 1985 ~~i
We need sport
Openings are now available
* Assistant   Sports   Coordinator
* Advertising Coordinators
* Sport Programmers
* Program Assistants
* Sport Supervisors
* Sport Journalists
If you are interested in getting involved with
Canada's largest and most dynamic Intramural Sports Program, come and see us
(Honoraria are available for some of the above
UBC Intramural Sports Office
Room 66
Lower S.U.B. Concourse
(/(BC   (efowcm^ Page 16
Friday, September 13, 1985
Top left Mitch Davis, top right
Vreni Gurd, bottom left Corinne,
middle Jason Miller.
Photos by
WoJk there in your
boot-shoed, moccassln-
ed, sandaled, sneokered.
booted, bored, blistered
and soooore tootsies.
Get on your ten. fifteen,
or twenty speed mountain or other sport bike:
get Into your tight show-
my-musdes biking pants,
grip those handle-bars
with those designer bike
gloves, put on that crash
helmet and bike on over
those treacherous B.C.
mountain ranges.
Step into that flat
board on four wheels
with out brakes, pray you
don't get whip-lash from
a passing mack truck that
happens to hit you. Enjoy
a feeling of absolute
pleasure as you make
your way there.
Get onto the motorcycle, put on that crash
helmet and make the
engines roar as you Evel-
Kr«ivel your way there.
Pull yourself out of traction, drag yourself out of
that hospital bed and
crawl there If you have to,
but do get there.
Get where? Where is It
these people are doing
absolutely anything to
get to?
SUB room 241k Wednesdays at noon for
seminars and staff meetings and Tuesdays and
Thursdays for press days
where they can get Involved in an activity
they'll never forget and
one that will never put
them to sleep.
What are we talking
The Ubyssey - a real


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