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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 1,1991
Vol 74, No 9
Boards' control of choice an issue
by Karon Young
Hospital boards would not be
allowed to make policies on abortion under a New Democratic Party
government, according to a statement issued last week by party
v     head Mike Harcourt.
_ v Harcourt announced his stand
in front ofthe Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Last June, the hospital
elected a new board which decided
not to provide abortion services
except in cases when a mother's
*    life is in danger.
Health minister Bruce
Strachan said, "The Social Credit
Party refuses to take a position
against a board unless there is a
general decline in service to the
"Ifs not up to the government
to intervene [in other cases],"
Strachan said.
Under the BC Hospital Act,
the province is allowed to appoint
a public trustee in place of a hospi
tal board.
A "battle" for control over the
hospital board has been going on
for the past ten years between pro-
life and pro-choice groups, said
board member Vince Dantzer.
Wayne Steward, former chief
of staff at the Vernon Jubilee, resigned in protest of the hospital
board's policy of not performing
abortions. Other physicians have
objected by withdrawingfrom hospital committees and demanding
the board be replaced, Stewart;
"Pressure was put on church
congregations and they were encouraged to join hospital societies
and vote for pro-life candidates,"
Steward said.
Besides removing the right of
the hospital board to decide abortion policies, Harcourt stated he
would also set up abortion clinics
throughout the province.
Strachan said he would be
opposed to the set-up of clinics.
Christine Price, co-president
of UBC Students for Choice, said a
lack of access to abortion in BC
raises questions
by Cheryl Niamath
On October 17, voters will be
asked whether they shouldbe given
the power to remove their MLAs
before their regular term in office
is up.
They will also be asked
whether they should be given the
right to "propose questions that
the government... must submit to
voters by referendum."
California has had similar
legislation in place since the beginning of this century, and it has had
a considerable impact on the
American economy.
UBC political science professor George Hoberg cited
California's Proposition 13 of 1978
as an example of disruptive legislation introduced by private citizens through a referendum.
"Proposition 13 cut property
taxes in California and led to tax
revolts, which in turn added to the
national debtin the United States,"
said Hoberg.
He warned special interest
groups might get their initiatives
on a referenda ballot and influence
the public through big advertising
"Only when both sides of the
issue have equal resources can the
public make intelligent decisions,"
he added.
New Democratic Party candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena,
Stuart Hertzog, was unavailable
for comment but his campaign
manager, Dermot Foley, said
Hertzog believes in the democratic
process and favours both questions.
Foley said that, in his opinion,
any vote initiated by referenda
should require at least a two thir ds
majority to succeed.
He was not worried that MLAs
would be removed from office at
the pressure of special interest
groups. "The person in government
has many other avenues open to
get their point across," he said.
"The referendum question is
much more of a threat. I think it's
a good idea for people to have a say
more than every four years, but it
gives special interest groups a
chance to dominate the political
agenda with referenda."
"When I say special interest
groups, I'm not talking about moral
or ethical interest groups, but
groups who have an actual financial interest in an issue," Foley
Barry Burke, Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Point Grey,
said he firmly supports the referendum questions.
"With that said, I think it is a
very thinly disguised attempt by
the Socreds to undo a lot of the
damages theirimagehas suffered.
"If they were serious about
recalling MPs, they would have
done it six scandals ago," Burke
Burke is not concerned about
special interest groups dominating BC politics through referenda.
"I think they will and they should.
Presumably, if the intent is to be
fair, the government will make it a
free process."
Social Credit candidate for
Vancouver-Point Grey, Richard
Wright, would not comment on the
referendum questions, saying it is
up to the individual to decide how
to vote.
"Personally, I believe in responsible government," he added.
forces women to seek the service
"Women who are pregnant and
don't want to have a child have to
go down to the States or the alternative is performing abortions on
themselves," Price said. "The NDP
would be bringing a service to
women in interior BC they otherwise have to come down to the
coast for."
Betty Green from the Right to
Life Society said the NDP has
proved to be a "non-democratic
"They claim to be for freedom
of choice but there would be no
choice for the tax-payers, no choice
for the employees ofthe hospitals,"
she said.
Members ofthe Vernon hospital society, which anyone can join
for a fee of five dollars, elect the
hospital board.
Hospitals in BC are normally
governed by the Society Act, which
allows them to create their own
by-laws and decide how many
members of the board are appointed.
The board functions in governing the finances, the administration, and the services offered in
the hospital. The Vernon board
has supported abortion in the past,
with the exception ofthe 1987term.
The pro-life section of the
Vernon board currently has a
majority of one.
The province will be releasing
a report from the Royal Commission on Health Care after the October 17 election. It is expected to
recommend hospital boards be fully
appointed rather than elected.
itt       <*
•      *
Canadian Federation of Students leaflet cars at Granville Island
on Saturday as part of a campaign to educate people about
post-secondary education Issues during the provincial election.
Story on page 3.
Candidates' address student issues
by Charlie Gillis
UBC voters received a taste of
the political wrangling approaching in BC's election campaign, as
Point Grey candidates from four
provincial parties spoke at the SUB
Auditorium Monday.
The discussion, which was organized by the AMS and the Political Science Student's Association, focused upon three issues:
the quality and accessibilty of post-
secondary education, student
housing shortages, and reduced
federal transfer payments for ad
vanced education.
Darlene Mazari (NDP), Richard Wright (Social Credit), and
Barry Burke (Liberal), each delivered five minute policy speeches,
as well as three minute prepared
responses to the discussion topics.
Nicole Kohnert, a last minute
addition to the programme for the
Green Party, presented a two
minute speech and fielded questions from the audience along with
the other candidates.
By the end of the opening
speeches, it was clear that
Marzari's proposals for increased
planning ofthe economy and education system departed from
Wright's and Burke's explicit in
sistence upon the benefits of free
Marzari said, an NDP government could increase education
spending and still balance the
"There is a concensus that
we've got to create wealth with
what we've got." Mazari said investment of fundinginto social and
educational programmes would
result in economic growth.
Marzari distinguished between education and job-training.
She said, that the past Socred administration preferred to create
"McJobs" rather than to educate
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"  nominated
by Dianne Rudolf
The Green Party candidate for
Vancouver-Point Grey, said education is a right, not a privilege at
the all-candidates forum Monday.
Green Party candidate Nicole
Kohnert, a UBC graduate and bio-
resource engineer, was nominated
Wednesday night to run in Point-
Tm interested in the control
of education being shifted from the
provincial to the community level,"
Kohnert said. Communities, not
the top echelons of bureaucracy,
Kohnert believes, should control
their education.
Jens Haeusser, the Green
Party's provincial treasurer and
agent, said although no specific
platforms were discussed, the
Wednesday night meeting at which
Kohnert was nominated set the
tone for the campaign. One change
for the campaign itself is that specific duties will be distributed be-
tween people, she said.
"This is to put the emphasis
not on style or personality but to
focus on the issues," Haeusser said.
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planetary survival, a goal to be
achieved through restraint. It
claims mainstream parties are
economically motivated to be involved in environmental issues,
and says the Green Party endeavours to save the world.
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states, "If we are to make ecologically responsible decisions, we
must begin at home.
"Bioregionalism is not something we can legislate; as humans,
we must learn responsibility."
Kohnert was the recycling assistant for the AMS last year. She
conducted research for the design
of a new compost project.
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Undergraduate Society Rights and
Freedom Forum.
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The Arts 20 relay race starts with a bang.
CBC "spikes" student television advertisement
by Rick Hiebert
The Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation will not run a "partisan" TV election ad made by the
Canadian Federation of Students-
Although the CFS-BC has already sold the ad to private TV
stations, the CBC says the first
ever TV ad by the student lobby
group violates their fairness
The CBC banned the ad last
Thursday because it allegedly is
"an attempt to influence viewer
attitudes on the public issue of
education funding in British Columbia."
The fifteen-second ad shows a
registration line-up at Vancouver
Community College-Langara
Campus. A narrator says: "This
year, over 10,000 British
Columbians were denied the education they wanted. It wasn't because they coul dn't make the grade,
but because there was no room for
them. This election, make higher
education a higher priority." Then
the screen shows: "A message
brought to you by the Canadian
Federation of Students."
"Under our policy, we don't
accept ads that attempt to influence public opinion on public issues," said Blythe Polreis, who
screens all TV ads for the CBC in
CFS takes to the streets for education
by Rick Hiebert
The Canadian Federation of
Students is literally taking to the
streets to "make higher education
a higher priority" in the October 17
BC election.
About 50 students gathered
Saturday on Granville Island to
chant "Hey hey, ho ho,
underfunding's got to go!" andhand
out leaflets to remind BC politicians that students are concerned
about post-secondary education.
"We're doing it to get the attention of all three major parties.
We want to make sure that the
NDP, Liberals and Socreds all stick
to their promi ses on post-secondary
education," CFS-BC chair Brad
Lavigne said.
The CFS-BC will have a small
demonstration in ahigh traffic area
almost every day from now until
voting day as part of their election
plan. Students will hand out leaflets to drivers and pedestrians,
hold placards and try to make the
general public aware of educational
''We want to make sure that
the next jovernment thinks out
their goals on post-secondary edu
cation," he said. "We've learned
from the broken promises of all
politicians. The example of the
NDP in Ontario is just the freshest
in our minds."
The NDP government of Bob
Rae gained office in Ontario in
September 1990 promising to
freeze post-secondary tuition fees.
However, in the government's first
budget this past spring, tuition
fees were increased eight per cent.
Barry Jones, the NDPs post-
secondary education critic, has
publicly promised thatthe BCNew
Democrats will freeze tuitions for
at least one year if they form the
next government. Last Wednesday,
party leader Mike Harcourt also
promised thatthe party will adhere
to their tuition pledge while on a
Victoria open-line radio show.
"What we're here about is
public awareness," said Scott
Probst, grad rep on the Simon
Fraser University student council.
"Education isn't a public issue yet
and we're trying to make it one.
"People are taking our pamphlets and responding in a positive fashion," he said.
Tom Elsdon.asecondvear arts
transfer student at Capilano College, came out to hold up one end of
a thirty-foot banner and to "attempt to make a difference."
"We're letting Harcourt know
that we will hold him accountable
if the NDP wins the election,"
Elsdon said.
Jay Johnson, an industrial
design student at Emily Carr College of Art and Design said he was
impelled to get involved with the
protest by the recent cutbacks at
the college.
"It's a good time for us. In an
election periodlike this, Emily Carr
students in particular can do
something meaningful to affect
their situation," he said. "At least
the people we are meeting are
willing to talk to us. There's only
the odd person that says Tuck
The demonstration went
smoothly despite a minor run-in
with a Vancouver police officer who
asked the students not to go onto
the road toGranville Island to hand
out pamphlets to drivers. He also
grabbed the lens of a student who
was video-taping the demonstration, but later apologized.
"The implication of the ad is
that government is not spending
enough on education. Thalfs a very
partisan message, especially during an election campaign," she said,
adding the CBC even rejects provincial election ads from political
Polreis said the CBC attempts
to work with advertisers to rework
ads so they will meetits guidelines.
"We couldn't, on our own, see how
to change the ad without destroying the single message that the
CFS is trying to get across," she
add. "So we rejected it."
CFS-BC chair Brad Lavigne
is shocked at the CBC's decision.
"The ad basically states a
fact—that students are being
turned away. We're stating this
fact in time we have purchased on
TV. This is not a partisan thing,"
Lavigne said.
"If the CBC evening news reported on a story that said that
over 10,000 students couldn't find
space in schools, there would be no
discussion among CBC management that this was an attempt to
influence public opinion. But if the
CFS wishes to say the same thing
in a 15-second ad, we can't. It's
grossly unfair," he said.
"What is a company doing
when they buy an ad? They attempt
to influence the public to buy their
product," Lavigne said. "I don't see
the CBC telling Ford or Coke that
they are violating this bylaw."
' The CFS-BC began preparing
the ad in July. Filmed at a cost of
$£,000, the CFS-BC plans to buy
$1,000 worth of air time, according
to Kalle Lasn of the Media Foundation, a Vancouver non-profit
group that monitors TV advertising and helps groups like the CFS-
BC produce and buy time for public
service TV ads.
The ad will air 38 times, after
being approved by the Telecasters
Committee of Canada (which
screens all ads for private TV) last
The CFS has already bought
air time on BCTV affiliates in
Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George
and Terrace. In Greater Vancouver
and Vancouver Island, the ad will
air on UTV.
One station, Vancouver's
UTV, is happy to get the CFS-BC
ad. It will air on UTV for the first
time in BC during The Simpsons
on Thursday.
"As long as it meets Canadian
Association of Broadcasters standards and has Telecasters approval, the CFS ad is fine with us,"
Terry Leggett, UTV ad sales manager, said. "We seem to have no
problem with the ad, as far as I
know. Actually, its nice to see or-
ganizationslike the CFS advertise.
They should be encouraged to do
Kelle Lasn said the CFS-BC
ad is not an isolated case and the
CBC in BC has ahistory of "running
ads that take positions."
He cited the example of the
"Forests Forever" ads that ran on
the CBC in early 1990. These ads
were made by the Council of Forest Industries and argued that
major BC forestry companies were
trying their best to preserve the
environment. Several environmental groups that wanted to get
ads on the network in response
were refused time by the CBC.
After a few weeks of heated
public debate, the network pulled
the "Forests Forever" ads, yet Lasn
said the CBC still runs some advocacy ads posing as ads for companies.
"Essentially, many CBC ads
say consume products and when
environmentalists want to do ads
that argue against this mindset,
they can't get on the air," he said.
Polreis ofthe CBC, however,
said the network was strictly enforcing its advocacy advertising
"Certainly, with regards to the
forestry industry, we wouldn't allow 'Forests Forever' type ads,
during an election especially. It
can be a heated issue."
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"When I first watched them I
used to think they were showing
off to the girls. Then I came to
realize that they were competing
with each other for an edge," she
says. "This one-upmanship is so
vital, they'll lose their lives over it.
"I don't think it has anything
to do with women. Women are so
insignificant in their lives. Women
have been so objectified and seen
so long as vessels for procreation
or pleasure that they are only
"The problems happen when
women keep insisting that they be
real and that there be a real relationship going on."
She believes men have a lot
more conscious raising to do.
FORMER anthropology
graduate student Maureen
Moore, a single parent then, was
in dire financial need in the early
70s. It got so bad that she would
buy her books for classes, read
them immediately and sell them
at the used bookstores to be able to
buy dinner at the Lucky Dollar
grocery store.
"Nancy helped me get through
school. She'd somehow find a short-
term loan or small grants through
the WSO," says Moore, a Vancouver
novelist. "I have always found her
so practical and so supportive. I
knew before I went to see her that
I would come out ready to cope
with anything.
"She was very generous in the
way that she went beyond what
she had to do because she had such
a deep commitment to helping
women to social justice."
Joanne Savory graduated with
ahistory degree in 1985 from UBC.
She says Horsman's warm and
caring personality made her very
approachable."She justmakes you
feel like part ofthe family."
Writing essays was one hurdle
that Horsman helped Savory
overcome. She says Horsman's
encouragement and support helped
her gain confidence in her writing.
"I will really miss her. She's
just helpedme tremendously," says
Savory who is taking courses at
UBC this year. "If I ever write a
book, she would be one ofthe people
to whom I'd dedicate the book."
Sheryl Adam, information and
orientation librarian at Main Library, worked with Horsman at
UBC's Language Institute for ESL
students 18 years ago.
"She has this gift of being
genuinely interested in people.
That"s her greatest gift—it brings
people alive in a special way."
IF all the things I've ever
      attempted and thrown
my energies into, this is the first
real failure of my life. In terms of
commitment, this office is the most
important," Horsman says.
The oil paintings of UBC's
women deans no longer hang on
the walls ofthe Women Students'
Office. The old blue rug and the
soft leather couches in the entrance
have disappeared along with the
low reception desk now replaced
by a tall imposing counter that
matches the cool blue and battleship gray tones ofthe new decor.
The changes mark the new
WSO, one that is foreign to
Horsman. For the past year she
fought to fend off the counselling
cutbacks in the office. She made
headlines in The Vancouver Sun
and appeared on local television
and radio stations in defence of
This past summer, the administration and WSO director,
Marsha Trew, feeling the pressure,
sent a letter offering Horsman a
"one month holiday" during September.
Horsman refused, unwilling
to be slipped out the backdoor into
early retirement.
"Tm so upset because power-
hungry men are centralizing everything without thought to the
human picture on campus."
She believes the diversity of
counselling is vital on campus and
that the office can only advocate
women's issues if it keeps its
grassroots service.
"To women academics on this
campus: You should have fought
harder for our office and you didn't
and Fm disappointed," she says.
Horsman says this has been
the worst of her 25 years at UBC.
She leaves UBC with anger and
sadness. She has refused a university-hosted party for her farewell. She has removed her name
from the alumni list. She does not
plan to set foot in the WSO again.
Horsman says she will go home
to pound out her thoughts on her
old typewriter and take off on her
12-speed bike and just ride and
ride. "I've got to get my humour
back. I've got to find hope again."
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graduates who could benefit BC
over the long term.
"We want to meet a demand
that's there for liberal arts graduates," she said.
Wright began his speech with
a checklist of Social Credit projects,
such as Expo and the Coquihala
highway, he said would not exist
had an NDP government been in
parliament for the past five years.
He also addressed the issue of pay-
equity for women employed in the
public sector.
"The Social Credit government
has put $40 million into pay-equity," he said. "I know that will
please you, Darlene."
Wright later criticized Marzari
for distributing pamphlets which
claimed the NDP would freeze tuition as part of an initiative to
make education more accessible to
low-income students.
Under audience questioning,
Marzari said the party was proposing a temporary freeze, during
which they would conduct a study
of high tuition costs.
"It says in her brochure they
will freeze tuition, period." said
Wright. "It doesn't mention any
thing about a one-year study. I
would love to promise things like
that, but it's just not realistic*
All four candidates expressed
frustration over cuts to federal
transfer payments, and all declared
their opposition to municipal laws
restricting suites in the university
area. Only Burke said the solution
to housing shortages is an increase
of on-campus housing.
"Such an increase could, in
turn, take pressure off the transit
system and other services,"he said.
Burke, who offered himself as an
alternative to "politics of the extreme," occupied a decidedly free-
enterprise position on most topics.
"I like to see the market dictate what goes on," he said.
Although each candidate attempted to clearly define policies
in partisan terms, the audience's
response often hinted at a cynicism toward all campaign promises.
One student received a loud
round of applause when he said,
"All of you seem to be in favor of
increasing education spending, but
nobody says where the money will
come from. Somebody tell me,
which programmes are you planning to cut? Or are you planning on
taxing us all back to the stone
October 1,1991 nwm
More than a thousand Croatians and supporters rally at the Peace Arch Sunday.
Croatian rally crosses borders
by Dianne Rudolf
Almost 1,200 Croatians and
Croatian supporters gathered at
the Peace Arch Sunday for a Hands
Across the Border rally for peace.
People of all ages—particularly youths—attended. Many
wore traditional dress, political t-
shirts, and black armbands with
the Croatian red, white, and blue
ribbons in remembrance of relatives and friends killed by the Serbs
and the Yugoslav army.
The rally had both a political
and a celebratory objective, everyone united under Croatian
colours to voice an appeal to the
governments of Canada and the
United States to assist Croatia in
achieving their goal of democracy
and independence.
Walter Mustapich, a UBC
graduate and high-school teacher,
acted as a spokesperson from the
Canadian and Croatian Youth for
"Our main purpose here today
is to thank president Bush and
prime minister Mulroney for the
statements they have made this
past week," he said.
"Bush openly accused the
Communist government of Serbia
as being the aggressors in the war
in Croatia. And Mulroney has offered Croatian troops as a peace
keeping force and as part of any
peace keeping force that comes out
of Europe and we thank you for
that support."
After the Canadian, American, and Croatian anthems were
sung, Father Isidore Grabovac
spoke and gave a prayer. "I urge
Canadian, American, and European communities to stop Serbians
and Yugoslavs from killing our
peaceful, peace-loving people and
from destroying that beautiful
A one-minute silence was observed for those killed in their
homeland, followed by the reading
of several press releases, one of
which was a statement by Canadian foreign minister Barbara
"The principle of non-interference must not hinder an efficient
and quick international action,"
she said in reference to the crisis in
An especially moving letter
was read from the president ofthe
Republic of Croatia, Dr. Franjo
Tudman. Jackie Jovanovic read,
"Despite what some ofthe media i s
reporting, there is no ethnic war in
"The great majority of Serbs
in Croatia live outside the disputed
areas. What we do have in Croatia
is an undeclared, unilateral, and
dirty communist and dirty war
being waged against Croatia by
the republic of Serbia, its commu
nist leadership, the Yugoslav army,
and terrorists.
"The main aim of that war is
the occupation and annexation of
the major part ofthe Croatian territory."
Anka Bolcic is secretary for
the Vancouver office for the
Croatian Democratic Union, the
elected piarty in Croatia.
"The Yugoslavian communist
government is trying to cover up
the war as being an ethnic war or
religious war, but the underlying
issue is democracy versus communism.,
"Whereas for the last 45 years,
Croats find Serbs have lived as
neighbours, and there has never
been any problems.. .and now.. .they
have turned it into an ethnic issue
which it has never been.
"With democracy coming in
and the right to self-determination,
the peoples will choose and they
have chosen what they want for
their own nation, which has been
suppressed for so many years,"
Bolcic said.
Followingthe speeches, Croats
and Croatian supporters formed a
huge circle of hands around the
perimeter of Peace Arch Park.
Croatians sang their trademark
song "Stop the War in Croatia" and
received support from passing vehicles.
UBC prof is new Science World director
by Parminder Parmar
A professor of pharmacology
at UBC has recently been appointed executive director of Science World and hopes to promote
awareness of science and technology in BC's youth.
Syd Katz has been involved
with Science World since 1983 and
has helped to develop many exhibits over the years, including last
year's pharmacy exhibit which
commemorated 100 years of pharmacy in BC.
At present, Katz is planning
the expansion of Science World
with the development of three new
projects, which will deal with biology, technology, and environmental concerns. But the objectives
that Katz has in mind are much
more abstract.
"I want to promote public
awareness of science and technology," Katz said. "I'm trying to develop programmes that appeal to
In particular, he wants to promote understanding of science in
young people. This is done not only
by making the exhibits more interactive, but also by running workshops and retreat programmes for
science teachers.
Such programmes help fund
Science World. Entrance fees,
membership dues and the private
sector generate 90 per cent of fun ds.
Only ten per cent of Science World
funds come from government
Katz believes that the
Omnimax Theatre helps to attract
teenagers and university students
to Science World. But he does admit that his toughest audience is
the 15 to 25 age group.
"Fm trying to develop creative
programming for young people.
They are a difficult, but challenging audience," Katz said.
Science World is running an
exhibit until mid-January entitled
"Hope: Seeing Our World Through
New Eyes", which isgeared toward
adult audiences. The exhibit describes the many positive changes
that are taking place in the Third
"I want people to see that there
are some glimmers of hope; there
are some positive things that occur
in the Third World."
The exhibit has many displays
which Katz terms "soft science."
These are displays that are not
"high-tech" but have a lot of ingenuity.
For example, one display
shows a peanut husker that uses
wind power to husk peanuts at
three times previous rates. This
invention has helped farmers in
Thailand, where the peanut is the
main crop in some areas. Another
display shows how a little bit of
flour, sail; and water can be used to
fight dehydration.
Katz hopes that by seeing such
displays people will become aware
of the practical purposes of science. "I hope that my legacy will be
that Science World is a place for
everyone." He wants Science Worl d
to become an integral part of the
developing community around it.
An Important Notice Concerning the
Student Recreation Centre Contribution
Tax Receipts for the $40 Student Recreation Centre Contribution are available from the UBC Development Office upon
written request. Submit your request, including your full
name and student number to:
The UBC Development Office
6253 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC
Requests must be received prior to December 31,1991.
Students who do not wish to contribute to the construction of
this facility may apply in person to the Department of Athletics
and Sport Services in War Memorial Gym to have their donation applied to their second installment of tuition fees. The
deadline for doing so is October 4.
Student contributions to the project are matched by the provincial government and are fully tax deductible. The facility,
projected to open in 1994, will be dedicated to Intramural and
Drop-In use and will help to solve this campus' acute shortage
of athletic facilities. Your contribution is needed to make this
The Alma Mater Society is now accepting applications for the position of Student at Large on the
Publications Committee for the
Application deadline is Friday,
October 11,1991.
Applications are available in SUB Room
238. For More information, contact
Gessy Olnyk in Room 100F.
The Groove - Wed. thru Sun.
Every Wednesday is Student Night
- free admission to the club with STUDENT ID.
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THE UBYSSEY/5 October is Teaching Month at UBC
join us for the following events:
The Faculty Development Program invites you to the first of three
Award-winning faculty members from Arts and Education will discuss their
relationships with students, ways in which they deal with teaching/research
tensions, ways of working with large classes, multi-cultural classes, graduate
courses and other issues. Audience participation encouraged. (Science/Applied
Science Symposium on October 10, Professional Schools on October 17 - same
time and place)
Join us Thursday, October 3, 3:30-5:00 pm, Angus Building (Commerce)
Room 104.
The Faculty Association and Faculty Development Program are Co-Sponsoring
UBC Faculty speakers take a variety of positions on the subject of university
teaching, research and curriculum.
Come and give us your views on the subject!
Tuesday, October 8,12:30-2:00 pm, Angus Building (Commerce), Room 110.
If you require more information, call the
Faculty Development Office
at 822-9149.
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Native leaders speak on
constitution and Canada
by Sara Paskall
people and all other Canadians
must talk to each other to find a
solution to the Native crisis in
Canada, aboriginal leaders say.
This is one ofthe messages at
a panel discussion September 19
at the University of Ottawa.
Panel members included Chief
Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of
Manitoba Chiefs; Viola Robinson,
president ofthe Native Council of
Canada; Chief Mike Mitchell, of
the Mohawk Council; and Bill
Montour, chief of staff of the Assembly of First Nations.
The event was sponsored by
Dialogue Canada, an organization
dedicated to the promotion of tolerance and understanding of the
ethnic and racial pluralism of
John Trent, chair of Dialogue
Canada, said Canadians must
learn from the failure ofthe Meech
Lake Accord.
"If we're going to deal with the
future of this country, we cannot
handle just one issue [at a time].
That is part ofthe living Canadian
history that we are going through
right now.
"The Canadian public must
participate in the constitutional
debate about the future of Canada,"
he said.
Fontaine said the accord
marked a turning point for ab
original people.
"Meech Lake represents the
watershed between aboriginal
people andnon-aboriginal people,"
he said. "The most generous gesture that aboriginal people can
make is making it possible for
Canada for once to be fair and just
to all its people."
All speakers said the current
constitution—developed without
input from Native people—is no
longer acceptable.
Montour invoked the words of
an Iroquois elder to emphasize his
"That constitution you talk of
belongs to Canada, it does not belong to us," he said.
The Assembly of First Nations
will take a group across Canada to
get the views of all Natives, not
justNativeslivingonreserves, said
Montour. The group will talk to
native women, elders, youths and
"urban Indians", in 30 locations.
Robinson said aboriginal
people have long suffered at the
hands of the federal government.
"Justice and equality were
shot when the Indian Act came out
[in 1876]," she said. "I think the
Indian Act is one of the most destructive legislations that has ever
been produced by any government
in the world.
"Africais starting to dismantle
apartheid. In Canada they're still
practising it through legislation,
through policy."
National lesbian and gay
workers coalition forms
by Robin Le Baron
University group is founding
Canada's first national coalition of
lesbian and gay workers' associations.
"The coalition has enormous
potential," said Robert Head, the
president ofthe Lesbian and Gay
Employees of McGill (LAGEM)
and protem chair of the new national coalition. "I expect it will be
very successful in establishing a
national presence."
The lesbian and gay employees association at Bell Canada
Enterprises is joining McGill as a
founder. The BC Hospital Employees Union, the Association of Gays
and Lesbians of Ottawa, and Pink
Triangle Services in Ontario have
also responded enthusiastically,
Head said.
"The coalition will function as
an umbrella organization,"he said.
"Our first goal will be to concentrate
on building and consolidating the
Coalition organizers will soon
meet with members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
"We have a good shot at getting alot of support from organized
labour," Head said. "Gays and
lesbians haven't historically been
well represented within unions.
The coalition will give unions a
chance to align themselves with
an appropriate organization."
Support and encouragement
has also come from the constituency office of Svend Robinson, NDP
MP from Burnaby, BC, he said.
The coalition plans to assemble a national listing of lesbian
and gay employee organizations,
provide a forum for teleconferencing, produce a newsletter, organize support services, and lobby
employers and all levels of government.
McGill's LAGEM also broke
fresh ground when it was founded
in February 1990.
"It was the world's first gay
and lesbian staff organization, as
far as I know," said Head.
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Foot birds buffalo Bison
Yamaoka runs wild in
32-30 Thunderbird victory
Awrtght!! Jeff Sharpe (24) celebrates touchdown
catch with team-mate Peter Poka.
Waterpolo weekend
by Dianne Rudolf
If you heard continual whistle-
blasting near Empire Pool this
weekend, the phenomena can easily be explained in one word:
UB C hosted the season opener
tournament involving both
women's and men's waterpolo
teams from UVic, SFU, and Oregon.
Finals for women's teams were
held Sunday, first place going to
Newberg, OR, SFU taking second,
while UVic placed third. UBC lost
to Oregon, arguably the strongest
team of the tournament, in the
round-robin style finals (UBC took
last place, although the UBC exhibition team, consisting of prior
UBC     club    players,     went
From UBC, returning players
Christine Rosenfeld, Lara Vizsolyi,
and Crista Cormack played aggressive games. Nancy Hill
contrubuted a good defensive
game, as well as goalies Tara
Campbell and Carolyn
The UBC senior men's varsity
team demonstrated its skill by
taking first place, with Darren
McMillan and Rick Robertson
leading the scoring. Two ex-national *B' team players also participated in the tournament: Zoltan
Bako and Scott Williams. UBC's
junior varsity team took second
place, with Bill Beatle and Mark
Louie playing strong games.
While the games played in this
tournament do not contribute to
the league standings for the
women's team, Rhonda
Vanderfluit, publicity coordinator
for the UBC Waterpolo Club, says
that the tournament served as a
good opportunity for rookies to gain
"This 3'ear new and experienced players mixed to get a feel
for the game. Rookies definitely
benefited from the tournament,"
she said.
The first league tournament
is this month; anyone interestedin
playing waterpolo, for either competitive orrecreationalleagues, are
encouraged to contact women's
coach Greg Lee at 874-6695 or
men's club president Dean
Sawatsky at 273-0673.
by Mark Nielsen
A combination of power and
patience helped lift the UBC
Thunderbirds to a 32-30 Canada
West football victory over the
Manitoba Bisons at Thunderbird
Stadium on Saturday night.
The power came from rookie
running back Brad Yamaoka who
ran for 201 yards and scored a
touchdown on 21 carries after he
was sent into the game in the
second quarter.
Quarterback Vince Danielsen
went to great lengths to avoid
throwing the kinds of interceptions that led to previous back-to-
back losses for UBC.
Although he was sacked five
times, Danielsen also ran for two
touchdowns and found wide receiver Jeff Sharpe with a perfectly
thrown pass for a 47-yard pass
and run major.
All this after aerial dogs from
Danielsen in two previous games
helped the Simon Fraser University Clansmen and then the University of Saskatchewan Huskies
engineer late game victories over
"I really made an effort not to
do that," Danielsen said. "The
coaches have been trying to help
me make the right decisions. When
they're (opposing defences) blitzing, things will happen—someone
will get open somewhere.
"I didn't get a lot of passes off,
and they sacked me a lot, but we
boat them on the long ones."
Thunderbirds coach Frank
Smith, meanwhile, said putting
Yamaokainto the game—with his
team down 14-0 after the first
quarter—was the smartest thing
he did.
As well as the touchdown on a
19-yard run, Yamaoka broke free
for rambles of 65 and 35 yards to
set up both of Danielsen's majors.
And in the process Yamaoka
showed why he was one ofthe top
recruits in the province after
leading the Kamloops Red Devils
to the BC High School football
championship last year.
"He's the kind of player who
gets out there and competes and
the rest of the players start to
compete as well."
Yamaoka was used sparingly
in the first four games the
Thunderbirds played this season,
but the 197-pound, 5'11" game
breaker may have earned a starting position.
For a while, however, itlooked
as if nothing could help the faltering Thunderbirds.
The Bisons got the 14-0 jump
when cornerback Bruce Dorn ran
in a blocked punt for a 56-yard
touchdown and then wide receiver
Dave Courtemanche roped in a 19
yard touchdown reception on the
next Manitoba drive.
UBC held the Bisons point-
lessinthe second quarter but could
only muster a 37-yard field goal
and then a single from 27 yards
from kicker Roger Hennig for 14-
4 at half-time.
However, Danielsen overcame a sack three plays into the
second half to lead a five-play 78
yard drive to bring UBC to within
a 14-11 margin. Unable to find a
receiver, Danielsen found open
field instead and ran the ball in
from 16 yards.
Manitoba got one more
touchdown to make it 21-11 but
only after the UBC defence
stopped running back Domenic
Zagari twice on goal line plunges.
On the third try Bisons quarterback Brett Watt faked a hand off
and ran the ball around the end.
Danielsen got his second
touchdown on a six yard run with
24 seconds left in the third quarter—after Yamaoka's 65-yard
sprint—to pull the Thunderbirds
within three points ofthe Bisons.
UBC got the lead on their
first drive in the fourth quarter
when Sharpe reached past
cornerback Gord Walker to reign
in Danielsen's 29-yard throw and
then ran the remaining 18 yards
to put the Thunderbirds up 25-21.
The Thunderbirds went up
32-21 when a botched punt attempt let UBC start their drive
from Manitoba's 29 yard line allowing Yamaoka to score.
Two Manitoba field goal attempts went wide for singles before wide receiver Timothy Moore
got a 15-yard touchdown pass from
Watt with seven seconds left in
the game.
Bird droppings
• Attendance at the game,
which was the annual homecoming Blue and Gold Classic
was 1,114 after players handed
out more than 900 tickets during the week leading up to the
contest. Last year, for the same
game against the same team
only 350 showed up.
• Hennig leads the Canada
West in scoring with 51 points
from 11 field goals, 12 converts
and six singles.
As well, Hennig is the second deadliest defensive back in
the conference with three interceptions. Saskatchewan's Enrol
Brown is first with four.
UBC punter Mark
Nowotny, meanwhile, has the
highest average at 39.0 yards
per kick, his longest being 63
• The Thunderbirds play
Alberta this Saturday in
Edmonton. The last time they
met, UBC won 38-1 but the
Golden Bears upset conference
leading Saskatchewan 31 -17 on
Thatresult, combined with
UBC's win puts the
Thunderbirds back in a tie for
first in the Canada West.
UBC women's team battle Lethbridge'* Broncos to a draw Saturday afternoon.
October 1,1991
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Visiting Professorships
College of Engineering, Computer Science Division
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Aerial collison - UBC and Calgary soccer players get airtlme in battle .
for the ball in Canada West play on Friday. ma chia^nein photo
Soccer men slam
Lethbridge 9-0
by Charles Nho
The UBC Thunderbirds scored
a pair of impressive victories in
Canada West men's soccer at 0 J.
Todd Fields over the weekend.
After beating the University
of Calgary Dinosaurs 3-0 on Friday,
they trounced the University of
Lethbridge Broncos 9-0 on Saturday.
With BCTV on hand to do a
piece on UBC coach Dick Mosher,
the Thunderbirds jumped to a 6-0
lead by halftime.
Forward Rob Reed opened the
scoring three minutes into the
game when he beat the Bronco
goalie with a low blast from just
inside the box.
Reed continued to dominate
the left side of the field all game
long, and shook defenders off him
with ease but was held scoreless
despite a number of chances.
Butthe Thunderbirds got two-
goal performances from Colin
Elmes — both in the first half —
andfrom Colin Pettingale and Neil
Mike Mosher and Willy
Kromak scored one apiece.
Possibly the prettiest goal of
the game was Mosher's as he volleyed an errant Lethbridge clearing kick into the top corner.
With their lead at half-time,
the Thunderbird's objective
changed to keeping Lethbridge off
the  scoreboard, and held the
Bronco's to two shots all game.
Lethbridge was frustrated to
the point where one player yelled
to a teammate "You asked for (the
ball), Jesus, do something with it!"
And with an 8-0 lead, UBC
was able to afford letting Mike
Mosher leave for home with ten
minutes left to play.
Lethbridge had major difficulties mounting any attacks on
the strong UBC defence. Gary Kern
and Jamie Gurniak were flawless
in the first half and when they sat
down in the second, Paulo
Bordignon and Ed Cannon did the
job as well.
When the team began relaxing
slightly, second-half goalkeeper
Marcello Pavan was sure to yell
encouragement from his crease.
He seemed to want to at least touch
the ball and when he did, he would
boom the ball downfield to start
another T-bird attack.
The team now boasts a record
of 2-0-1. Ubyssey's player of the
game is Robert Reed. They'll play
the highly-rated University of
Alberta in Edmonton this Friday.
After that they'll meet cross-
town rival Simon Fraser University Clansmen in the annual
Diachem Bowl tilt at Thunderbird
Stadium on Wednesday, October 7
at 7:30pm.
UBC women settle
for soccer draw
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The UBC Thunderbirds had
to settle for a 2-2 tie against the
University of Lethbridge Broncos
in Canada West women's soccer
play at O J. Todd Fields on Saturday.
The Broncos salvaged a draw
by scoring with four minutes left in
the game after the Thunderbirds
held a 2-1 lead for much of the
second half.
The outcome also prevented
UBC from earning their first victory ofthe season after losing their
league opener against the University of Calgary Dinosaurs 2-0
the day before at the same location.
Lethbridge scored first, 27
minutes into the game, when a
high shot eluded the Thunderbird
UBC pressed hard, however,
and the first half ended with a goal
by the Thunderbird's Heather
A strong defense and aggressive offense allowed for plenty of
missed scoring opportunities in the
second half.
Jenny Hefting's goal pulled
UBC into the lead, and a
Thunderbird win seemed likely
until Lethbridge tied it up with
approximately four minutes remaining in the game.
The Thunderbirds play the
University of Alberta Golden Bears
in Edmonton this Friday.
October 1.1991 t	
Canada West Scoreboard
BC 3
Saskatchewan 3
Manitoba 2
Calgary 1
Alberta 1
F A Pts
123 69 6
100 102 6
108 89 4
91 97 2
50 115 2
Manitoba 30 at BC 32
Saskatchewan 17 at Alberta 31
W L T F APte
Saskatchewan 0
Calgary 2 at BC 0
Lethbridge 2 at BC 2
Alberta 3 at Saskatchewan 0
W L T  F A Pts
Alberta 3 0 0   7   16
BC 2 0 1   13 1   5
Victoria 2 0 1   10 2   5
Saskatchewan 0 3 114   2
Calgary 0 3 13   9   1
Lethbridge       0 3 1   0   17 1
Calgary 0 at BC 3
Lethbridge 0 at Victoria 7
Lethbridge 0 at BC 9
UBC's Dean Heffring blocks a potential touch down pass to a Manitoba
receiver late in the fourth quarter. steve chan photo
Ngoma's beat
By the end of 1989 I had
been in Vancouver for about five
months, and by chance I ended
up at the Oasis of Life (or Oasis
of Love as some remember it) on
a Friday night.
Located near the Biltmore
Hotel on Kingsway, the former
temple for assorted religious
groups was home to a couple who
lent out the space occasionally
for band practices. The two
bands I saw there, Roots
Roundup and Ngoma, gave me
my first taste of Vancouver's
music scene.
La Quena
September 27
Less than two years later,
Ngoma has gone through some
additions and changes. With its
present eight players, Ngoma
has strengthened its sound and
performance, and developed its
own following in Vancouver.
Last Friday, Ngoma filled La
Quena with sweaty, dancing
bodies with their infectious
Marcos X, band leader and
one ofthe four original members,
said music and dance should go
Everyone in the band plays
some percussion, but the horn
section features tenor saxophonists Marc I/Esperance and Ali
Nurse and Marcos on trombone.
The vocals of Jennifer England,
Tia Real and Vickki Rae (also
bassist and an original member)
are not as strong as their music,
but England is developing a
quirky stage presence.
All the members are multi-
instrumentalists, Marcos added.
Ngoma also includes the
talents of Allain Allain on
percussion, a vigorous musical
backbone, and guitarist and
original member J-J James.
For more high-energy bodily
movement, Ngoma will be at the
Commodore Ballroom October
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October 1,1991
THE UBYSSEY/9 "Votes for women!" is the shrill cry of a number of
apparently discontented ladies who somehow seem to
have missed the best of life. And it is well-nigh useless to
re-iterate the plain, trite truth that Woman was and is
destined to make voters rather than to be one of them.
Such is Nature's evident intention; and to contradict
Nature is not an easy matter. With singular shortsightedness and obstinacy the Suffragette seeks to be what
Woman naturally is not.
from Woman, or—Suffragette?
Marie Corelli, 1907.
In 1907, it was not "feminine" for women
to vote. Women had little say in how their
countries were run, while men made the
oppressive (and often regressive) laws that
controlled most aspects of women's lives.
In 1991, women still live under men's
laws, but we have the means now to change
those laws.
The outcome of the provincial election
will have an enormous impact on our lives,
whichever party comes into power.
We need to be aware of candidates'
stances on issues affecting us so we can use
our votes to protect ourselves.
There are millions of good men and true, who still
keep the "ideal" woman enshrined in their hearts as
something exquisite, God-given and sacred—who only
seek to honour her, never to degrade her, and who, from
this very excess of honour, try to keep her if they can, out
of political storm and contention, with which they, in
their rough strength are better fitted to deal.
Marie Corelli
Reproductive freedom, childcare and
funding for women's centres will undergo
radical changes 'with a new government.
Lack of affordable housing, pay equity
and accessible education must be addressed.
We shall not be afraid if they bring out the Horse
Guards—if they bring out the soldiers and fire on us. We
are not playing at politics; we are in dead earnest in this
-Emmeline Goulden Pankhurst
leader of English Suffragette Movement
Women fought fiercely for the right to
vote. Now we must use our votes to continue fighting for better lives.
October 1,1991
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sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud
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As Paul Dayson watched the sun set behind Raul
Peschiera's over-active imagination, an avocado taxi-
cab dropped Effie Pow and Carla Maftechuk at the
end of Dianne Rudolfs fuse. "My scalp is burning!*'
cried Franka Cordua-von Specht, just as Sharon
Lindores poured an entire can of diet Dr. Pepper on
her blazing locks. Cheryl Niamath looked on with
sadistic glee as Charlie Gillis threw napalm jello at
Martin Chester and Rick Hiebert, who were locked in
a deep, passionate game of chess. Meanwhile, Karen
Young dreamt of frogs perilously engaged in a
pirouhette. She awoke to to find Charles Nho and
Chung Wong spitting tobacco juice on Mark Nielsen's
new shit-kickers, but Paula Wellings burst into tears
at the sight of Paul Gordon enjoying scotch-tape
bondage on Matthew "Other" Martin's yellow water
bed. "Fie!" exclaimed Matthew Tigger" Johnson at
the flourescent light emanating from Don Mah's
eyes. Yggy King, Victor Chew Wong and Helen
Willouhgby-Price zoomed overhead on the back of
Steven Chan.
Paul Dayson  • Sharon Undirss  • Carla Maftechuk
Raul Peschiera  •  Effte Pow
FULL   STffloo   RHEBD
The roar of
blow torches
Final Exam period 1990
was unlike any other exam
period for 1342 students living at Gage Residence. At
8:30 a.m. each morning students were awakened to the
sound of blow torches, blaring music and of course the
lovely odour of tar drifting
through the air. Yes, this is
the kind of atmosphere every
student loves to study in.
Numerous complaints
about the noise level created
from the re-tarring of the
low rise/Conference Center
were received by the Gage
front desk and the Conference center.
One employee from the
Gage Residence desk commented "I think ifs a shame
how they're doing this right
during exams."
I received a lot of complaints from students and as
a senator, I felt it was my
responsibility to look into
this matter further. I telephoned UBC Physical Plant,
UBC Student Housing, and
the Vice-President's office.
One gentleman from
Physical Plant commented
"Oh, is it exam time?"
I received another comment from student housing
"Why can't the students just
pick up their books and study
some place else?"
Mary Risebrough, Director of UBC Student
stated that UBC Campus
and Development had received the contract in early
September. Every department at UBC receives a copy
of the examination dates.
Ms. Risebrough wishes that
student housing had more
control over these kind of
The contract for the
roofing project was signed
with Arbutus roofing on November 28. Carlo Fillamore
of Campus Planning and
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any Issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words In length. Content
which Is Judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually Incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for brevity, but It Is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with Identification, to SUB 241K. Letters must Include name, faculty, and signature.
Development explained that
they could not work on the
roof due to weather conditions. Arbutus Roofing
records show that intense
work on the roof was carried
out between the middle of
March through to April 15th
which directly coincided with
the exam schedule.
So whaf s being done
and what good will it do now,
you ask? Well, a motion will
be brought forward in October to the UBC Senate to
hopefully prevent this type
of occurrence from happening again. The Senate is the
academic governing body of
the university. It consists of
Deans, Faculty, administrators, alumni and students
and it is concerned with all
areas of academic affairs.
Hopefully, in the future,
students livingin residences
will be able to study in a
much more peaceful environment aroundExam time.
If you have any academic or AMS concerns
please feel
free to contact me at either
Room 262 SUB. Phone 822-
6101 or drop me a line in
AMS box #160.
Julie Lahey
I was right
I found it not unsurprising that Nikola Marin, in
attempting to defendherself,
merely provides more evidence that I was correct in
my assumptions (Oh Dread,
Oh, Horror, Sept. 20).
Ubyssey readers may
recall that I've argued that
Marin wishes to create two
classes of scholars: the "oppressed" feminist woman,
minority or gay professor,
who should be allowed to
assert anything, because of
the racism, sexism and
homophobia that undeniably
exists in our society, and
have it be accepted
uncritically, without proper
argument because ofthe skin
colour, sex or sexual activities of the arguer and the
dreaded white male, who
may roll over and play dead.
Marin's proper response
would be either to defend
why academia should replace its white male masters
with new "politically correct" ones instead of a wide
based inclusive scholarship
or, secondly, to argue that
the new scholars she thinks
we all should listen to have
something to offer all of us,
ideas that even the most
hidebound academic WASP
would have to consider.
In her latest letter, she
does neither of the above.
Too much asserting. Not
enough argument.
She states that any non-
feminist scholar in Women's
Studies should have their
head "gently eased out of
their anal sphincter". This
implies that non-feminists
should be, shall we diplomatically say, "reeducated".
We can't have people who
disagree with Marin here.
My goodness, she might actually be forced to argue the
merits of what she believes
in! Engage in logical debate
with people she disagrees
with! (Watch out, I think she
is going to faint....)
"I am not interested
in...white men...arguing
with me about how or
whether I experience racism,
sexism, homophobia, etc.,"
she writes. Notice how she
says that anyone disagreeing with her is saying that
she is, essentially, a liar? Bad
My argument is that
white skin, black skin, gay
sexuality or whatever is not
what should be important in
academia. Rather, it should
be intelligence in thought
and debate and the possession of an inquiring mind. It
does not necessarily follow
that black skin should grant
the same advantages that
white skin has traditionally
had on campus, just because
Marin would like it and I   *•
challenge   any   Ubyssey ^
reader to argue otherwise.
I think that most UBC
students would be very uncomfortable studyinginthat
type of university, where the
first question is not "How
smart are you?" but instead
"What race or sex are you?"   '""
Roger SchuykiU  *"
Arts 3
Apathetic yet
again ^
There could have been .
banners, floats, frolicingand
laughter on Main Mall this
past Thursday, but instead
there  was  the familiar,
steady stream of students
crossing it to make their way   —-
to their luncheon destinations. We at UBC could have   **
witnessed or participated in
the fourth annual
Homecoming parade, but
due to the lack of faculties'
support it was cancelled,  j^.
Cancelled?...Cancelled you
say?! It seems ridiculousthat   -»■
a major University of 40,000
undergraduate  students
should not be able to sponsor
and support a Homecoming
parade!  It is one of the few
inter-faculty events which
fosters both school spirit and   <•
faculty pride.
It is true. This event requires careful preparation,
advance notification of the
faculty representatives and
school wide advertising. But,
is it not worth it? Perhaps    4
the AMS does not think so.
Ideally University should
not be merely a diploma
granting, sterile institution.
It should be a vital centre
where students have the op-    *
portunity to learn and par-    _,
take in school wide events.
In the future I hope that ex-
tra-curricular       events
schedulled by the AMS will
take place.
Jen Dobson
Arts 2
October 1,1991 tltffrMDC/riiMS
Two tourists
should talk
I write this letter to the angry
article of Mr. Swartz and Mr.
Baker of The Ubyssey's issue of
Sept. 26. Mr. Swartz, I support yofi
fully with your request for more
careful journalism about the
Middle Eastern conflict, yet the
approach is not through statistics
but through facts.
In the Sept. 17 issue of The
Ubyssey, where the writer discussed the improper education
available to Palestinian youths, it
was the truth and not a compari
son. These are facts that any
tourist would have noticed if they
visited the Palestinian regions in
In addition, I am glad that
you've visited Israel last summer,
for I had visited the neighbouring
country Lebanon in August and I
also felt the tension of an unstable
country that was for more than
fifteen years at war.
I am sure that I don't need to
mention what I've seen in the
Lebanese regions that were bom-
barded by Israel planes in 1982 and
I don't need to mention how the
Lebanese feel about the Southern
part of Lebanon where Israeli sol
diers are still present. As an educated adult, though, I should
mention that we should stay away
from the details that are going to
put down each side. Let us stop
using the word terrorist for every
angry Palestinian and let us not
forget the number of Israeli and
Palestinian victims that are being
counted every day. You can correct as many figures as you like, but
the truth stands to be that the
Middle East issue needs our
knowledge and our education as
young adults to make it into a
widely known conflict based on
facts and not angry thoughts. We
should encourage more truthful
articles because only when the
truth comes out, can we as Canadians help a country that needs
our support.
Nadine Araji
Science 2
Re: Antonia Rozario, Adam La
Rusic, Aaron Drake, Taro M. Inoue,
D. Andrew Horning, Roger S.
Watts, D.T.T. Yapp, The Arthur
Dent Centre for Goofist and Idiotist
Studies, Goofism, Idiotism, and
Chung Wong:
We ofthe Arthur Dent Association for Goofist and Idiotist Observation (A.DA.G.I.O.) would like
to make it perfectly clear that our
association is in no way affiliated
with the Arthur Dent Centre for
Goofist and Idiotist Studies, or with
the Arthur Dent Idiotist Observation Society (A.D.I.O.S.).
Thank you for your attention.
D.R. McGee
D.WJ. New
L.M.C. Gemino
MJ3. Morse
Discrimination comes from actions, not race
Mr. Chung Wong stated
the reactions from Asians toward many ofhis letters have
been somewhat supportive.
Regrettably I, along with
many other Chinese-Canadians do not support him or
his views, simply because
they do not represent the
views of Chinese, and definitely not Asians'.
As a Chinese-Canadian,
I hope that by writing this
letter, I can freely express
my beliefs shared by many
others in which a Caucasian
may not with fear of being
deemed as racist. In addition, throughout this letter, I
will use the word "Chinese"
instead of "Asians" since both
Mr. Wong and I are Chinese
and we do not speak for all
I agree with Mr. Wong that
there are racial tensions between different races. However, we cannot blindly blame
the others whenever some-
thingunfortunate happens to
us. Most of the time, if the
people on opposite sides ex
amine themselves first, there
will not be a problem. Unfortunately, due to different ways
people are brought up, sometimes, self-examination is not
consciously probable. For example, for many hundreds of
years Chinese was the "dominant" race on the face of the
earth. This concept has been
deeply rooted into its culture
It seems to me that Chung
Wong is just empty-headed. He
simply does not understand
that most of the time when
people are discriminated
against, it is because of what
they do, not what they are. I
still remember when I immigrated to Canada many years
ago, like most landed immigrants, we made an effort to
and even its language. In fact,
on close examination, one can
find words or phrases describing other races in a discriminatory and at times derogatory
Of course, this problem is
not limited to the Chinese culture alone. So, next time before
Mr. Wong accuses another
white of wrongdoings, he should
make sure he and his people do
not elevate themselves over
other races first.
Discrimination occurs
when people are either misinformed or merely ignorant.
integrate ourselves into this
society, while retaining our own
culture at the same time. We
tried very hard to look for
friends other than just from
our own races.
Nowadays, many new Chinese immigrants do not attempt
to assimilate. Instead, they try
to change part of this society
into theirs by building more
"China towns". However, this
is potentially a very big problem. Without knowing the
country and the culture, and
while building barriers around
themselves, racial segregation
is created. When the gaps
between the races are widened, miscommunication and
misinformation follow. The
result is racial discrimination against each other.
I believe that Mr. Wong's
intention was to make us
aware that there are racial
problems in our society, but
he failed miserably in attempting to provide a plausible solution. Moreover,
many of his accusations or
complaints are, sadly, unjustifiable. Rather, what he has
done was sapping the already
weakened bond between
races. But really, all it takes
to fix this problem is just a
little more awareness and
understanding towards one
So before Mr. Wong sees
a psychologist for his evergrowing ego problem, I want
to ask him to make a few
friends other than from his
own race in the most tolerant
country ofthe entire world.
Gordon Chan
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IT is March 3,1953. Nearly 2,000 basketball fans are
crammed into Vancouver's King Edward high school
gymnasium. Two men's teams from the Intercity Basketball League are vying for the city title. On the sidelines
are the sports reporters from the city's three newspapers:
The Vancouver Daily Province, The Vancouver Sun and
The News Herald.
The game ends and a small Province reporter, Nancy
West, pen and notepad in hand, is the first to zigzag her
way to the crowd of tall players, tracking down the high-
scorers like Chuck Dean and Sandy Robertson from the
winning Clover Leafs.
"I'd have to dash over to those sweaty players before
they disappeared into the locker room to get the story. The
men from The Sun and The Herald could just walk in,"
Nancy Horsman recalls. "In many ways they weren't
receptive of [a woman sports reporter] but I worked hard
and began to get a name for myself."
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
IT IS IRONIC that Nancy Horsman—an outspoken feminist on campus who retired
Monday after more than 25 years of work, most of
it with women for women—got her start as "one of
the boys" in a different environment. Her first
career began on the sports desk at The Vancouver
Daily Province, a newspaper that was dominated
by hard drinking, cigarette-dangling-from-the-
mouth men.
They accepted her into their fold, but refused
to let her go drinking with the boys after the shift.
At the time she was the only woman on the
sports desk and one ofthe first in Western Canada.
"I didn't appreciate the uniqueness of being a
sports reporter. I always thought I could do what
I wanted...what a nonsensical approach to my
life!" she says. "The twenties in my life were
gormless. I knew nothing [of feminism]."
(Her mother was "very Victorian," and in the
year before her death at age 93 was still trying to
convince Horsman that dresses were far more
suitable for women than pants.)
Fortunately, sports editor Erwin Swangard
(after whom Swangard Stadium is named) had no
inhibitions about women working in journalism.
He noticed her quickness and diligence when she
was a Province copyrunner and in September
1950, three months after running copy for $18 a
week, he asked the 23-year-old Vancouverite to
join the sports desk.
"[Swangard] was the most exasperating man
and yet he was the first limited male feminist that
I was to meet. He thought women were as good as
men in journalism," Horsman says.
She spent the next three and a half years
covering sports at The Province at the same time
as news reporters like former federal MP Pat
Carney and Joe Schlesinger, now CBC's chief
Ottawa correspondent, were making a name for
In 1955, she was asked to cover weddings for
the society page ofthe paper.
"Writing weddings is the most deadly thing
I've ever done. All that fuss about veils and
bouquets and trains. It was so boring that I used
to slip in funny words into the text," she recalls
with a mischievous twinkle in her eye. "At least
they let me cover my own wedding."
On October 4,1956, Nancy West, wearing a
hat and a golden beige dress, married Albert
Horsman, a James Dean look-alike who knew all
of Dean's poses.
Earning $100 a week, she continued at The
Province until July 1957, two months before the
first of five children, Al, was born.
A CHILD of British worlring.classimmigrants.Hors-
man grew up in -the lower east side of North
Vancouver. She ^ss"firree years old when the Depression
^^QS^iPi-YfOicouver in 1929. At its low-point, more than
half the wage-earners in Canada were on some form of
"Men would come to the door and ask my mother for
lunch and they'd fix her sewing machine. My mother, hard
woman though she was...the compassion she felt for those
men stayed with me," she recalls.
In those years her father was without work and her
mother would tell her stories about the men who rode the
rails in search of a job, the unemployment relief camps and
the On-to-Ottawa trek.
Her father was a longshoreman during the bitter strike
in June 1935. Emotions ran high and men who scabbed
were in danger of losing their lives.
"I have a vivid image of my mother hanging on to my
father one night because he was going to go out and join the
men and they had a gun and they were going to go after one
young man."
Those childhood years left their mark on Horsman and
impressed upon her a deep-rooted sense of social justice,
compassion and respect for hard work.
As a student, during the McCarthy "a, she put herself
through journalism school at the University of Washing-
years at UBC have failed to
dull Nancy Horsman's
passion for justice
ton, sometimes working three jobs at the same time.
"I could not agree [with McCarthyism]. I vetched
people I knew lose their theatre and die herj^J-hroken
because someone smeared them as com:«aii«""^d/^
Horsman welcomed the freedom ofthe 60s. In 1962 she
star vX^jifc^M-ig composition and literature to adults at
Kina ttdwaid continuing education centre (later Langara
College), among them draft dodgers and deserters from the
United States.
One day a student brought a little pouch that contained
marijuana and suggested the class smoke up.
"I guess he thought Fd agree [she didn't] because I let
people speak out liberally about their beliefs and everything
else. Many of their beliefs were my beliefs. They captured
my soul those young [people]—the kind of justice they
believed in, the kind of fairness they believed in, the
freedom they believed in—I agree!"
HORSMAN did not consider herself a feminist when
she started as an English graduate student at UBC
in 1965.
The next year, she became a teaching assistant, an
instructor at the Summer Language Institute for ESL
students during the summers and in 1969 an English
The turning point came when acting dean of women,
Joyce Searcy, asked Horsman to be her assistant at the end
of the 1973 summer session.
Having been a mature student with a
family who had lived in student housing—and
having experienced the trials of daycare and
financial difficulties—Horsman was the ideal
choice to help counsel the large number of mature women returning to university in the 70s.
"I've learned far more than I ever wanted
to know. Far more than I've been able to handle,"
she says softly, her voice trembling. "I became
very close to women because they kept telling me
these stories of their lives. They kept coming in
one after another after another, and I began to
realize what terrible things happen to women
and children.
"It's the abuse stories that became far too
common for my liking. I became angry."
Her anger became her politics. "Once I
channelled the anger, it led me to take women's
positions, politically and emotionally on this
In the years that followed, Horsman. became an unofficial ombudsworker for women. "I
began to realize that there was sexism on this
campus," she says.
Associate anthropology' professor Helga
Jacobson, a long-time colleague and friend of
Horsman, agrees.
"Sexism is endemic on campus and very
little is ever done to change that. The university
doesn't have to follow society, it could take the
lead but it hasn't been doing that. That leaves
people like Nancy Horsman to do her work and
me to do mine in the classroom.
"Most recently, of course, she's spoken
out about the WSO issue [counselling cutbacks].
That's not atypical of her work in the past,"
Jacobson says.
"There are always negative consequences
when you speak out on behalf of women on issues
that concern women. It's a dangerous thing and
it doesn't do anything for your career salary
Like Jacobson, professor Barbara Heidt,
a UBC scholar at the Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and Gender Relations, knew
she could safely send students in need of counselling to Horsman.
"She mended things that were going wrong
and enabled students to stay in my classes," says
Heidt, who has known Horsman for more than a
"She is the most admirable woman I have
met at UBC. She exemplifies Tolstoy's ideal of
acting for others as being the best way to act for
oneself," says Heidt, who teaches Russian literature. "Everyone talks about it—she's lived it."
One of Horsman's role models is Mary
Bollert, the first dean of women at UBC, who arrived on
campus in September 1921 saying: Tm here to help the
girls in every way.'
"Hove it! As unfeminist sounding asitis, you knew that
was a feminist," Horsman says.
"This word feminist'. All we mean is advocating for
women and saying to women you have the right to personal
power, to walk down the streets without fear."
EOR 15 years until the spring 1990, Horsman
spent many of her spring and summer evenings in Jim
Everett Park behind the university village organizing baseball games for the neighborhood boys.
It all started in 1974 when she took her seven-year-old
son, Fred, to the park show him how to throw a baseball
along with the help of her middle son, Mathew.
"An older friend of my middle son came by and then
younger kids around saw what was happening. They al! ran
up. That was the start of it. The kids made me pro.nise to
come again," she says.
Some evenings, 15 boys would appear at the park,
sometimes 50, ranging in ag<» from seven years old to well
into their teens. It was a time in which she learned e lot
about the male culture.
see Horspower on page 4
October 1,1991


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