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The Ubyssey Oct 23, 1990

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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 23, 1990
Vol 73, No 14
While sitting on a Regina forward, UBC goaltender Ray Woodley readies himself for Rob Harvey's (21) shot as Henry Czenczek (2) and
Dean Holoien (7) look on. Woodley made the stop and 26 others in shutting out Regina 1-0. Story p. 7.
Interior colleges will grant degrees
by Anita Misri
University degrees will now
be available closer to home for
students living outside the lower
Cariboo, Malaspina, and
Okanagan Colleges will now be
able to offer university degrees at
the bachelor level through UBC
and Simon Fraser University.
Last year, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and
Technology implemented its Ac
cess For All program. Over the
next six years, 690 million dollars
will be spent to develop the program. The funding provided is additional to the operating budgets
of both the universities and the
Daniel Birch, vice president
academic and provost at UBC,
stated that the basic strategy of
this plan is to expand B.C.'s post-
secondary system. At the present
time post-secondary enrollment in
B.C. is approximately 15,000 be
low the national average.
To meet with increasing enrollment and to encourage careers
in science and technology, Cariboo
will be doubling the size of its
science facilities. Okanagan College has also planned for the
opening of a new campus in
Salmon Arm. in addition to the
present campuses in Kelowna and
The UBC/College goal is to
eventually establish separate degree-granting       institutions
throughout the province. In fact,
UBC was similarly founded, having once been a college affiliated
to McGill University.
Libby Nason, assistant to the
provost, believes this "institutional decentralization" will lead
to an increase in the rate of participation in the post-secondary
education system.
Although the programs
available at the colleges are in
general Arts and Science programs, they will be on par with
Restraint threatens university funds
by Rick Hiebert
Columbia's finance minister wants
almost all provincial government
ministries to be ready to cut five per
cent off their budgets for next year,
and the advanced education community is worried.
"I've said that I want the ministries to come up with a budget
that is 95 per cent (of this year's
budget)," finance minister Mel
Couvelier said October 14. "I want
them to deal with the prospect ofa
lower dollar allotment."
He said all provincial ministries except health and "maybe" the
education would be asked to set
budget priorities, so that cuts could
be made.
This statement is worrying
students and faculty in B.C. because the last time the ministries
were asked to prepare for such cuts,
in 1984, the cuts actually took place.
The provincial budget for next year
is now in the planning stages.
"Uncertainty is always bad to
see, especially from the government," said Sam Scully, the University of Victoria academic vice-
president. "Increased certainty (in
budgeting) at this time of year allows universities to plan ahead. Thi s
is worrisome."
Bruce Strachan, B.C.'s advanced education minister, said
both the advanced education and
education ministries would be exempt from the proposed cuts, although he said he hadn't spoken to
Couvelier about them.
"I'm not considering a budget
freeze," he said. "I'm anticipating
being successful (in the budget formation process) with current programs and also new programs as I
identify them."
Meanwhile, education minister Tony Brummet has asked his
ministry to look at what it can cut
for next year, although he doesn't
see much that can be slashed.
"The economy is just not going
to hold up with continual (budget)
increases," he said.
"Our fiscal year starts on April
1 and that means we have to start
planning staffing levels, projects
and recruiting now," said Scully of
the University of Victoria.
"If we're going to go out and
recruit people and want the best
people, in many faculties if they're
not recruited now, forget it."
Gil Johnson, of the Advanced
Education Council of B.C., said "it's
going to be important for the government to make their intentions
clear as soon as possible."
"I'd be really surprised if (the
government) asked for more cutbacks. It doesn't seem rational, especially at a time when it is so
important, as a Pacific Rim coun
try, to increase our investment on
human resources," he said.
Brad Lavigne, chair of the
Canadian Federation of Students'
BC region, said Couvelier's announcement presages a new era of
education cutbacks.
"If there is a five per cent cut, it
will be devastating, because it will
be a 10 per cent decrease when you
take intoaccount inflation,"he said.
"We can't take those cuts."
"It's no surprise to hear conflicting reports on this cut. You're
looking at a lack of leadership by
the government and the advanced
education minister."
"The government is trying to
come up with an issue for the next
election," said NDP opposition critic
Barry Jones. "They're trying land
claims, media bashing and now
budget 'restraint.' It's unfortunate
that they're becoming so irresponsible."
the University. "(UBC) faculties
of Arts and Science are already
looking at their own degree programs with a view to possibly adding more general degree programs,
similar to those to be awarded at
the colleges", said UBC president
David Strangway.
The UBC agreement with the
colleges is contingent upon a high
degree of university control on such
policies as the courses and programs being offered, student admissions, promotions and graduation requirements, examinations
and grading policies, and faculty
Josh Keller, the public relations officer for Cariboo College,
believes theimplementa tion of this
program has been overwhelmingly
successful with an approximate
28 per cent increase in academic
course registration.
"The economic implications of
the program are highly beneficial
to students in the Interior", said
There are three major expansion programs occurringat Cariboo
at a cost of 15 million dollars: doubling of the library, Arts/Education building expansion, and a
Science building expansion. The
first two projects are already under construction with the Science
expansion tentatively scheduled
to begin in November.
Strangway said the post-secondary expansion "is a very good
thing as it provides increased access for students in other parts of
the province, and the degrees will
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October 23,1990 NEWS
IRS A concerned about course changes
by Nadene Rehnby
The International Relations
Student Association is calling for
students affectedby recent changes
to the International Relations
program to voice their concerns.
Students entering the IR program next year will be forced to
meet increased prerequisites, including additional language units.
Students must also apply for acceptance into the program and
spaces will be limited.
Although the reduced number
of places has not been determined,
it is expected to be limited to approximately 50 students. There are
currently 197 third year IR students, and 183 students in their
fourth year.
"It sounds a bit drastic," said
Jonathan Krueger, president of
IRSA. "I'm not opposed to increasing requirements, which would
strengthen the overall quality of
the program," but he is concerned
about the program's accessibility.
IRSA has been told the uni-
versi ty does not have the resources
to continue the present level ofthe
program, one of the fastest growing at UBC.
"The fact ofthe matter is that
the university has limited re
sources," said Dr John Conway,
chair of the IR program committee. "It has chosen not to put them
into the IR program."
Krueger is concerned that
students have not been properly
"Most ofthe first and second
year students that I have talked to
are not fully aware ofthe magnitude ofthe changes," said Krueger.
He added that while the decision
to change the program was made
two or three years ago, it was not
well publicized.
"We put it in the calendar,"
Conway said, "and we made bro
chures available." He also said
announcements have been made
in IR-related classes, and will be
made again in January.
"It's all available," said
Conway. "What more can you do?"
Conway said at the next meet
ing ofthe Senate, limited enrollment in Political Science will also
be considered.
Students are invited to voice
their concerns at IRSA tables set
up i n Buchanan A200, Wednesday
through Friday from 12:30-2:30.
Cohen speaks out against
free trade agreement
by Graham Cameron
The effect of Free Trade
agreements is to reduce the ability
of democratic governments to
regulate corporations said Jean
Swanson, a strong opponent of Free
Swanson is co-chair of the
Coalition Against Free Trade, a
Canada wide coalition of people
and organi zations who oppose both
the existing Free Trade Deal with
the US, and the recently proposed
tri-partite free trade agreement
which would include Mexico as
In arecentinterview, Swanson
pointed out that currently there
exist two diametrically opposed
movements in the world. On the
one hand recent events in China's
Tiananmen Square, Eastern Europe, and Oka show us that all
over the world, "people are wanting more democracy."
"On the other hand," she
added, "what's happening is that
the multi-nationals are getting
hungrier and hungrier, with assets exceeding those of a single
country. They are using poverty
and unemployment to demand
changes in government policy that
will get them (the corporations)
greater profits."
These multi-nationals, "don't
want democratically elected governments setting regulations that
reduce their ability to make profits," Swanson said.
"The Free Trade Deal makes
it impossible for our government
to pass laws keeping profits here,"
she said. In effect, this "means
that if our government wants to
set up a social program it must get
permission from the United
The anti-democratic implications that these trade "liberalization" agreements have are unacceptable to Swanson and the coalition that she represents.
"The Free Trade Deal is like
the Bill of Rights for Corporations;
it takes (rights) from the people as
citizens and gives them to the corporations," she said.
As an example ofthe counter-
democratic effects that the current
Free Trade Deal has already had
upon the national power of our
democratically elected government, Swanson pointed to a 1988
speech by then Minister of Trade
Pat Carney. In that presentation
to a group of Canadian and American oil representatives, Carney
said that one of the results of the
deal would be that no Canadian
government could ever enact another national energy policy.
Swanson said this demonstrates that one clear effect of the
Free Trade Agreement has been to
restrict the Canadian
Government's democratic obligation to enact social and economic
legislation intended to assist Canadians on a national scale. An
even larger agreement that encompasses Mexico as well would
only exacerbate this trend.
We in Canada would be
brought down to the lower level of
American social programmes such
as their "Kentucky Fried Child
Care for profit," she said.
When asked if the recent proposal for an expanded free trade
agreement designed to include
Mexico would have any specific
ramifications for BC, Swanson responded that the question should
not be a matter of BC versus
Ontario versus Quebec. "Rather
it's a worldwide process of wages
getting lower and lower as corporations bounce around looking for
the best deal."
She added, however, that each
region in Canada wouldbe affected
differently. For instance, BC will
lose a lot of potential jobs in secondary industry as the processing
of resources heads south and we
are caught in a perpetual cycle as
exporters of raw materials.
Ontario, on the other hand
will largely lose traditional blue
collar jobs to the cheaper labour in
Mexico. Swanson points out that
since the advent ofthe Free Trade
Deal on January 1, 1989, Ontario
has already lost over 160,000 jobs
as companies have closed or
downscaled their Canadian operations and moved south of the
Asked about the impact and
the future ofthe Coalition Against
Free Trade, she said "everything
we predicted would happen, has
Students refuse Coors
The University of Colorado
student council voted September
25 to oppose the administration's
deci sion to rename a campus sports
arena the Coors Events Centre.
The school had agreed to rename the building after the Coors
Foundation, largely funded by the
conservative Coors family that
controls the Coors Beer Company.
The foundation donated $5 million
to construct a campus fieldhouse.
Saying they had not been consulted about the move, student
politicians approved a resolution
to bar Coors from sponsoring student events.
Coors has been criticized by
activists who say the Coors family
supports organizations and legislation that discriminate against
gays and lesbians.
In fact, Swanson said, the only
positive aspect of this whole affair
has been the development of "the
broadest unity of Canadians fight-
ingagainstsomethingin decades."
She said that the Pro-Canada
Network (of which the Coalition
Against Free Trade is a member) -
is building solidarity across the
Nor does the movement stop
at Canada's boundaries. "All
around the world, people are finally seeing through all the manipulation," she said. "There is a
realization by people that what
they hear is not what they experience."
"People are not buying any of
this bullshit," she said.
Cable confusion
in UBC residences
Students living in the Walter
Gage, Fairview Crescent and
Acadia Park residences like to
watch television—a lot.
The television cable service to
these residences, however, has long
been a source of discontent. Complaints about both reception quality and channel selection are
Currently, the television signals are received by a satellite dish
on campus and relayed to the
residences and to UBC hospital.
According to Gage Community Council members, the justification for a district UBC cable
system was to keep prices low and
to give constituents the opportunity
to control cable content.
Unfortunately, this constituent control has not been evident.
Residence councils have been unable to affect change in the seemingly random cable content because
their efforts get bogged down in
the bureaucracy of UBC media
services, Cable Services and Student Housing.
Assistant director of UBC
Student Housing, Pat Buchannon,
said the affected residence councils conducted a survey last year to
determine specifically what kind
of television service the residents
The response was so high that
Student Housing felt a valid issue
had been raised. Negotiations between Student Housing and Media
Services led to the decision that
residence cable services should be
supplied by a private company.
UBC Cable Services then took
the task of negotiating a contract
with Rogers Cable.
According to John Goodrow of
Cable Services, a letter of intent
has now been signedbetween UBC
and Rogers Cable. The actual service and maintenance contracts
still have to be negotiated and
drafted however. The appropriate
level of service needs to be negotiated as well.
Goodrow hopes that the new
service will be in place by the New
Federal minister for status
of women talks to students
by Nadene Rehnby
If women are not free to walk
the streets at night safely, their
right to be equal members of society is curtailed, said Mary Collins,
federal minister responsible for the
status of women.
Speaking Monday to students at a
discussion organized
by the UBC Progressive Conservative
Club, Collins said
women and men have
to work together toward change.
"We all know how
difficult it is to give up
power," she told the
forty students in the
"My concept of
feminism is giving
women choices," she
Collins, however,
expressedher support
for Bill C-43, which
places abortion in the
Criminal Code.
"It does not restrict abortions," she
Responding to
recent statements
that doctors would
stop performing
abortions because of
potential lawsuits,
Collins said the attorney general would
not necessarily pursue the charges, and
may consider pressing counter-chargesagainst people
who make false allegations.
When asked why, if charges
were not intended to be laid,
abortion was being criminilized,
Collins said alegal framework had
to be  provided  and  that the
Criminal Code was the only place
for it.
"The real issue is reducing the
demand for abortion" through
education and accessibility to birth
control, she said. In an interview
Mary Collins.
after her speech, Collins said she
was unaware women in BC must
pay $18 per month, or $140 per
year, for oral contraceptives. She
said she thought it was covered
under provincial health care.
Collins said she is concerned
about violence against women, and
cited recent events at UBC's Place
Vanier residence.
She said she was surprised
educated people would take such
actions, and said it "was not a
joking matter."
There are currently not enough options open to victims of
violence and because
many of these women
have no money and no
skills, they often go
back to abusive partners, Collins said.
"Patterns of
physical abuse are very
hard to break," she sai cl.
Collins also
spoke about women in
the workforce. She said
women have achieved
equal pay for work of
equal value, but
"women still do not
have full economic
equality in our society."
Collins said an
unemployment insurance bill currently
awaiting senate approval will help to raise
the average earnings of
women, which are currently 66 per cent of
that earned by men.
Collins, who is
also associate minister
of defence, responded
to criticism that the
federal government is
acting irresponsibly in
not holding Canadian
corporations accountable for arms
sales to countries with poor human rights records.
The use of military technology
and weapons by these countries "is
not always easy to determine," she
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by Krishna Rau
TORONTO (CUP) — Queen's University banned a student charged
with sexual assault from campus
October 11, even though the case
has not yet been deci ded in a criminal court.
Robert van Oostrom, a fourth
year engineering student, was
charged October 10 with four
counts of sexual assault and one
count of uttering a death threat.
According to Kingston police,
the assaults extend over three
years beginningin December 1987.
Two of the assaults occurred on
the Queen's campus, and all ofthe
complainants were female students at Queen's.
Tom Williams, Queen's vice
principal in charge of operations
and university relations, said the
decision was made because van
Oostrom was considered to be a
possible threat to other students.
Williams said taking action
before the case has been judged in
a criminal court was a "judgement
call" on his part, made because of
the perceived danger to others.
The suspension will be reviewed by the dean of applied science, and the university senate
will decide on October 25 if the
suspension should be maintained.
Peter Russell, a University of
Toronto political science professor
and an expert in constitutional law,
would not comment specifically on
the Queen's case, but said the action taken in a similar situation
would probably depend on the
evidence available.
"A student simply charged
with an offense and out on bail, but
with no overwhelming evidence
against him, probably should not
be excluded from campus."
He said it was unclear if the
situation would be covered by the
Canadian Charter of Rights and
"It's questionable whether the
Charter itself applies to universities. There are arguments on both
Williams said there is a possibility the university would take
action against van Oostrom even if
he is acquitted by a criminal court.
At several universities in the
U.S., school tribunals have taken
action against students who have
been acquitted.
Karen Mahoney, a member of
the Queen's Women's Centre collective, said she agreed with the
university's decision.
Mahoney said the university
had to take the action to show that
it was serious about women's rights
on campus.
Last year during the "no
means no" anti-date rape campaign
sponsored by the Queen's student
council, some male students in
Queen's resi dence s poste d banners
in their windows reading "no
means tie me up" and "no means
kick her in the teeth."
Williams said suspending van
Oostrom was not a reaction to the
negative coverage the university
received about those posters.
"This was a physical security
matter and I consider this separate," she said.
Students not warned
of assault fears
HALIFAX (CUP) — Students at
Dalhousie University are furious
they were not informed about a
potentially dangerous man on
Aman banned from Dalhousie
University two years ago for verbally assaulting women and disrupting classes was charged with
common assault October 2 after
allegedly attacking a female professor from the Nova Scotia College
of Art and Design (NSCAD).
He had been banned by
Dalhousie the day before he was
charged, after female students
complained that a man with a
similar description had made misogynist remarks in the student
union building.
"A man entering the SUB
called me a fucking ugly lesbo
bitch," said one student.
The student said she was
scared and shocked by the man's
Like other women interviewed, she did not wish to be identified for fear of becoming a target.
"If I'd known about him, I
wouldn't have yelled back. He could
have swung around and slugged
me," she said.
After similar incidents at
NSCAD, the school's administration made efforts to warn students,
faculty and staff.
"We had a daily bulletin, we
put a strong warning in it about
the individual and other notices
were posted around campus," said
Valerie Hill, a NSCAD secretary.
However, no such steps were
taken at Dalhousie.
"Uni ver si ti es better reali ze we
aren't taking this shit anymore
and we're fighting back," said a
Dalhouise law student.
Dalhousie Security director
Sandy MacDonald said the university has a responsibility to inform people of reported incidents
of sexual harassment or assault,
"if we feel there is a threat."
MacDonald said he was concerned about creating panic.
"That's my biggest fear. Dal is
a place where rumours spread really quickly," he said.
Dalhousie student council
treasurer Peter Pottier said the
council executive discussed the
reports at a recent meeting and
deci ded that banni ng the man was
an appropriate measure.
But some students disagreed
with the student council's approach.
"I think it's time people
stopped being afraid of causing
panic among potential victims and
started making people aware of
this unacceptable behaviour going
on," sai d a member ofthe Dalhousie
Women's Group.
The man is undergoing psychiatric examination at the Nova
Scotia Hospital. A tentative trial
date has been set for November 6.
October 23,1990 CUP NEWS
Governments stall
on Mohawk lands
by Heidi Modro
MONTREAL (CUP) — Nearly a
month after the 77-day Mohawk
standoff came to an end,
Kanesatake residents are still suffering from the after-effects ofthe
Community organizers say
bitter political feuding has broken
out. At least seven factions in the
1,200-member band are battling
over who should speak for the
community in the land negotiations.
"People think that just because
the barricades are down, the crisis
is over," said Joyce Nelson, a
member of the Emergency Measures Committee, the community's
main social support network.
"All the political frustration
has worked its way into the community and has created a lot of
tension and hatred."
Nelson, who works at the
Kanesatake food bank, said the
community's many political divisions are a result of years of unresolved socio-political problems.
"The situation has been deteriorating for years," Nelson said.
"It will take years to heal everyone."
She said many residents are
afraid toleave the community even
if it means only going to a non-
native store to get supplies. They
fear the reaction of non-natives,
she said.
"There are many people who
just don't want to leave their
homes," Nelson said. "They feel
they're not ready to go out and face
the non-native world again."
The Oka crisis erupted July
11 when Quebec police launched a
failed assault on a Kanesatake
roadblock which Mohawks had
mounted to stop the town of Oka
from expanding a golf course onto
their traditional burial grounds.
Ottawa has since bought the
land and plans to turn it over to the
Mohawks. But Indian Affairs
minister Tom Siddon said he will
negotiate the transfer of the 67
acres of land only once the community agrees on who should represent it.
Some factions are trying to rid
the community of its federally-
recognized band council and its
The EMC, a coalition of five
factions set up in July, is trying to
oust Grand Chief George Martin
and members ofthe band for abandoning the community during the
height ofthe crisis.
The coalition is also accusing
the band council of withholding
$32,000 donated for the purchase
of food and medicine during the
standoff. And it is complaining the
council has not been consulting
the community.
Members of the EMC have
called on Siddon to name a native
administrator to replace the band
council until a community-wide
referendum is held.
Mark Hudson, an aide to
Siddon, said the ministry has no
plans to appoint anyone to take
charge of the community.
"We don't want to impose
anything," Hudson said. "The
community has to decide itself what
it wants and who represents it,
and then we can negotiate."
Hudson said there are three
ways the land could be transferred
back to the Mohawks.
Ottawa could create a reserve,
set aside for use by Kanesatake
Mohawks in perpetuity. Natives
would deal with the federal government directly on all issues and
would have the right to set its own
health and education policies. But
the land would forever be in the
trusteeship ofthe federal government and natives would not have
ultimate control over its future.
The federal government could
transfer title to the Mohawks
outright. Under such a plan,
Kanesatake natives wouldbecome
property owners and would have
to pay taxes. They would also be
under the provincial government's
jurisdiction and would forfeit any
rights to special federal assistance.
Or Kanesatake Mohawks
could negotiate a self-government
agreement with Ottawa, which
would essentially give natives the
same power as a municipal government, but with continued financial assistance from the government for different programs.
The one thing all of
Kanesatake's rival political factions agree on is that the
government's offer is not enough.
Band council chief Gerry
Etienne accused Ottawa of taking
advantage of the many political
splits within the community to get
the upper hand in the land transfer negotiations.
"The federal government is
still using the same old tactic of
divide and conquer," Etienne said.
"They'd rather see things this divided so they can force natives to
accept whatever they want."
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Despite a 2-1 victory over the
University of Victoria Vikings on
Saturday giving the T-Birds a 6-0-
1 record, UBC's men's soccer team
has yet to clinch first place.
With one game in hand, the
University of Alberta could still
finish ahead of UBC at the end of
the season.
UBC's Rob Reed confronts a horde of Vikings
during Saturday's 2-1 win over UVic.
Alberta has two big games left
against UBC and Calgary, both at
home, while UBC's remaining
games are all on the road.
"We pretty well have to get a
point in Alberta. They're still hot
on our tail," said UBC coach Dick
In their only meeti ng thi s year,
UBC won a closely fought game 3-
However, if the Thunderbirds
are to continue their undefeated
streak throughout their final two
road trips, they will have to play
better than they did on Saturday
against Victoria.
Mosher agreed: "the players
are capable of better. They know
that and I know that.
"We missed three or four
chances we should have finished.
We should have put them away in
the first half," he said. "Unfortunately, because the season is so
short, the two points are the main
On the positive side, Mosher
praised the play of veteran defender
Gregor Young. "Gregor had a
dandy. That was the best game
he's had all year. He scored a goal
and played very well defensively."
Young converted a corner kick
at the fourteen minute mark ofthe
first half to give UBC a 1-0 lead.
The score stayed that way until five minutes i nto the second half
when UVic midfielder and West
Vancouver youth soccer graduate
Andy Zohrab capitalized on a
scramble in front of UBC goalkeeper Pat Onstad to knot the score
at one. Seven minutes later UBC
forward Neil Wilkinson netted the
game winner.
The game was not as close as
the score would indicate as UBC
had seven shots on goal compared
to one shot directed at Onstad.
UBC's next game is the big one
in Albertaon October 27. They then
play the winless University of
Saskatchewan Huskies the next
day and wrap up their regular season in Victoria on November 3.
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Thunderball is back! Not the
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best university volleyball tournament in Canada.
The UBC Men's Volleyball team
will host the fourth annual
Thunderball tournament this
weekend. Six of the top collegiate
men's volleyball teams from Canada
and two from the U.S. will fight for
the gold medal. In past years the
tournament has been won by the
national teams of Korea, China, and
the Soviet Republic of Estonia.
In it's short history, the tournament has developed a reputation
as one of the premier collegiate
tournaments in North America.
This year will mark the first time
there will be no foreign national
teams competing and thus no obvious pre-tournament favourite.
Thunderbird head coach Dale
Ohman said there are four teams,
two from Canada and two Top 10
NCAA teams, who have a legitimate chance to win the Thunderball
The host Thunderbirds are
currently preparing for what looks
to be a strong Canada West season.
Earlier in October they swept the
University of Calgary in a weekend
exhibition series and with home
court advantage they are considered a slight favourite.
California State University at
Northridge will return for their
second appearance at
Thunderball. They finished fifth
in the NCAA Division 1 last year
and are returning with the same
team intact.
The University of California
at Santa Barbara finished seventh in the NCAA last year and
are believed to have a stronger
team as they make their third
visit to Thunderball.
The University of Manitoba
is a traditional Canadian men's
volleyball powerhouse. Three of
their starters played for the Canadian national "B" team this summer and Ohman said they will be
one ofthe top Canadian entries.
Another Manitoba team, the
University of Winnipeg, brings a
stronger, and certainly bigger
team to Thunderball this year.
The team boasts five players between 6'5" and 6'8".
McMaster University of
Hamilton will be making their first
appearance at Thunderball and
are coached by long time Toronto
club coach Regg Millar. Four current UBC players learned the
game as members of the Toronto
area club which Millar ran for
UBC's provincial rivals from
the University of Victoria provide
the opposition for the
Thunderbird's opening match.
The eighth team in the tournament this year will be the Air B.C.
All-Stars. The Kelowna based team
is made up of former men's national
team members as well as three
alumni of UBC's 1983 national
champions and some of the top beach
volleyball in British Columbia. The
team made a late entry to the tournament after California's
Pepperdine University was forced
to withdraw.
Ohman said the absence of an
overseas national side in this years
tournament gives his Thunderbirds
an excellent opportuni ty to win their
own tournament for the first time
in it's four year history.
The tournament starts Friday
afternoon and the 'Birds take on the
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played on Saturday and Sunday
throughout the morning and afternoon at both War Memorial Gym
and Osborne Centre.
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on Friday and Saturday evenings
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It was a showdown at the
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Last year, Houk was chosen
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player and was selected to the first
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team after an impressive rookie
On Friday and Saturday at
the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre, the two goalies and their
respective teams squared off in a
pair of games that quickly turned
into a goaltender's duel. Behind
Woodley's outstanding play, UBC
outplayed Regina and swept the
series by scores of 7-4 and 1-0.
"I always go into a game
thinking 'win'," Woodley said following Saturday's shutout. "After
that, I always want to play better
than the other goalie."
Woodley was brilliant, turning
aside all 27 Regina shots including
one with a diving save late in the
third with the Cougars on a
powerplay to preserve the shutout.
Woodley received support from the
Thunderbird defence which played
a solid, disciplined game.
"Our defencemen were reading their plays like they (Regina)
were wearing billboards or something," Woodley said. "There was
no rebounds, everything was
cleared for me, I had clear vision of
the puck — what more could you
ask for?"
T-Bird winger Dave Cannon
was the lone marksman of the
night, scoring on a rebound off
defenceman Henry Czenczek's
point shot while on a power-pi ay
midway through the first period. It
was the only puck to elude Houk
who stopped 43 UBC shots.
For his efforts, Woodley was
named the Canada West player of
the week for hockey.
Friday night's contest was as
wide open offensively as Saturday's
was close checking. Fifth year
centre Scott Fearns scored three
goals and T-Bird captain Grant
Delcourt assisted on all three as
the T-Birds cruised to an easy 7-4
UBC started the game flying,
scoring four goals in the opening
frame including a beautiful two-
on-one passing play between
Fearns and Delcourt with 20 seconds left in the period.
"It was kind of a nice goal to
get because it gets your confidence
up," Fearns said. "Playing with a
as you get to know where he's going and what he's thinking."
Regina forwards Darrin
McKechnie and Len Nielsen scored
early in the second to pick up
Regina's spirits before Fearns
added two more goals to end
Regina's brief comeback.
Forwards Mike Kennedy,
Darran Kwiatkowski, Charles
Cooper and Gregg Delcourt scored
the other UBC goals while
McKechnie and forward Barry
Houlden replied for Regina. UBC
outshot Regina 42-31.
UBC coach Terry O'Malley
was pleased with his team's play.
"They're hard points to get,"
O'Malley said. "Ray Woodley
played well and their goalie played
well. When the goalie'splaying well
you have to dominate your end of
the rink. Ross Ruttan and Casey
McMillan had a strong weekend
on defense."
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of Alberta Golden Bears before
returning home to play the University of Manitoba Bisons on
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Thunderbirds extended their home
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In case you were worried, the
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and back from the Middle East.
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Games were cancelled because of
the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, he
came back to Vancouver.
His early return can only bode
well for the T-birds, but before
leaving Enns said he went to some
length to make sure the team would
be in good hands.
They ended up being those of
protege Vic Pruden, whom Enns
has worked for and with at levels
from high school to university over
the past 25 years.
"As a coach, the most important thing to have is access to
someone that knows more about
the game than he does," Enns said.
"Vic Pru den h as been a great source
of not only knowledge but inspiration, and I would not have gone
to Syria unless I could have left the
team to him."
Furthermore, Enns would
have been back with the Canada
West regular season only six games
old—plenty of time to take over
before the serious competition got
In any case, Enns hopes to be
back with the Syrian team next
year when they travel to Edmonton
for the world junior championships.
They won the right to play in this
tournament with a second place
finish at the Asian championships.
"They just amazed everyone,"
he said.
By then, Enns hopesthat while
he's away assistant coaches Perrie
Scarlett and Kevin Hansen would
be able to take over the reigns. As
former guards for UBC, Enns said
Scarlett and Hansen know better
than anyone what the coach stands
for, and by next year, both will
have had at least a season of
coaching experience behind them.
Thunderbirds opens their exhibition season tonight (Tuesday, October 23) in Langley when they
take on B.C. College powerhouse
Trinity Western University.
They will be hosting McMaster
University Thursday night at 8:15
p.m. and Athletes in Action on
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Bears hog-tie Thunderbirds: 16-16
by Wayne King
The UB C Th un derbir d footbal 1
team's worst nightmares almost
came true when the lowly University of Alberta Golden Bears scored
13 unanswered fourth quarter
points to steal a 16-16 tie Saturday
night. At the same time, the Bears
may have stolen the T-Birds playoff hopes as well.
The Bears tied the game with
just 26 seconds on the clock when
receiver Darryl Szafranski converted a third and 17 situation into
a 25 yard touchdown pass.
On the ensuing convert attempt, pressure from UBC's defensive line forced a bad snap to
holder Jeff Steinberg. Placekicker
John Cutler could not get the kick
off and the game ended deadlocked.
"We knew their centre was
having some trouble," said UBC
head coach Frank Smith. "So we
called a time-out and ran a crowd-
rush-left to try and block the kick."
UBC opened the scoring at the
end of the first quarter when
quarterback Vince Danielsen hit
receiver Jason Walley on a crossing pattern for a 26 yard touchdown. Placekicker Roger Hennig
converted to give UBC a 7-0 lead.
Following Cutler's 38 yard
field goal, UBC running back Jim
Stewart scored his first touchdown
ofthe season on a one yard plunge
to make it 14-3 UBC.
Stewart had a strong game
running the ball, rushing 35 times
for 206 yards and 1 TD. His performance set conference records
for carries and yards in a single
game and moved him into the
Canada West rushing lead, one
yard ahead of Calgary's J.P.
Izquierdo. Stewart was named the
Canada West player of the week
for football.
"Jim had a good game, but
individualisminthisgame is based
on the performance ofthe team as
a whole," Smith said.
T-Bird linebacker Cal Duncan
put UBC up 16-3 when he tackled
Cutler for a safety touch after Cutler had fallen on another bad
Alberta snap in their own endzone.
The Alberta offense then
kicked into gear and put together
two long drives to tie the game,
setting the stage for the blocked
extra point attempt. The Golden
Bear offense, which managed only
two yards passing and 55 yards in
total offense in the first half, put
together drives of 70 and 67 yards
which both culminated in scoring
passes to receiver Szafranski.
"The cold fact is that we were
up 16-3 and they put together two
big drives late in the game," Smith
said. "We couldn't maintain any
ball control when we needed it at
the end and our defense couldn't
stop them when it counte d on those
two long drives and they converted
two third down and long situations."
The tie moved UBC's conference record to 3-2-1. Their play-off
hopes revolve around the T-Birds
winning their remaining two game
ofthe season. For their next game,
UBC travels to the University of
Manitoba this Saturday for an afternoon match. The T-Birds return
home for their final game of the
season against the conference
leading University of Calgary Dinosaurs November 3 at
Thunderbird Stadium.
Alberta's Mike Baker makes a diving attempt at stopping UBC running
back Jim Stewart. Stewart rushed for 206 yards and was named Canada
West player of the week for football.
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THE UBYSSEY/9 The Tax the
Poor Tour
The song and dance has not changed. Last summer
he cancelled his annual nationwide tour to close the
deal on Meech Lake. For five days he and the premiers
held marathon negotiations, amounting to concessions
by exhaustion, while the nation was held in suspense.
We were then forced to watch the pathetic spectacle of
him thrashing around on stage screaming blame at
everything but his own out of tune tactics.
This time he's out on tour, and in addition to the
still unresolved questions of national unity, the country
is in an economic mess thanks largely to a government-
induced recession. About the only number not as high
as the interest rate right now is Mulroney's rating in
the polls and this high cost of money is being translated
into high costs for everything else.
Now he's hit the road, trying to drum up support for
his policies, but hell have a tough time. It will take
more than all the roadies, smokepots, spotlights and
laser shows in the world to convince anyone that the
Goods and Services Tax is anything but a tax grab.
Mulroney is singing an old Tory tune...tough times
mean tough, unpopular measures. But ifyou play this
one backwards you'll hear a harmony of corporations
chanting gleefully. Tough times for the people, but
rock'n'roll for big business: in 1979/80 Ottawa collected
24 per cent of its revenue from corporations. In 1989/90
their contribution to the Canadian pie was a big 16 per
What this means is even ifyou could afford tickets
in the blues, you'd be kicking in Tax for Tories. Meanwhile, business is writing off a private box, champagne
and all, and you're paying for it.
Mulroney could spend years shaking hands and
kissing babies, but it won't sweeten a morsel of the
rotten legislation he's trying to force down the throats
of Canadians. Save the chords, Brian. You're on the
road to nowhere.
Meahwhile, back at the ranch... while Mulroney's
busy selling his soul for flashy photo fronts, Vander
Zalm's been Vander Slamming the media for making
him look bad. "You've never had a fact in your life!" he
toldaBC news scrum, calling 15 minutes of BCTV "the
greatest garbage that people could ever wish for."
A comprehensive analysis of the
Hon. William Vander Zalm's
media relations strategy
Bill, you're a fucking idiot.
the Ubyssey
October 23, 1990
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towards oblivion
An extraordinary summer came to an end this year
when a handful of Mohawk
Warriors finally surrendered
at Oka, Quebec.
Within weeks of Elijah
Harper's heroic stand in the
Manitoba legislature, men
masks and automatic weapons were demanding nationhood and sovereignty.
Native leaders across the
country, led by George
Erasmus, stood steadfastly
behind these men and their
demands. Our government,
paralysed by its own staggering ineptitude, finally
sent in the army.
How quickly things can
change. The courage and
dignity with which one man
frustrated the flawed Meech
Lake Accord—and the rich
white boys' club that created
it—united a nation. For
perhaps the first time in our
history, an authoritative
political voice spoke to natives and non-natives alike.
The drums, the songs, began
to make sense.
But after the summer
at Oka and Kanesatake, after the threats and ultimatums, the war whoops
muffled by face masks, the
inflated statements of
"fighting to the death", native people in Canada find
themselves the targets of
rejuvenated racism and
bigotry, and perhaps more
damaging, of ridicule and
distrust. Up until now, white
racism had been generally
passive and institutionalized. We had yet to heave
stones at women, old men,
and children.
Despite the fact that our
Prime Minister opted for an
armed solution outside of
parliament, in other words,
by decree, few voiced in the
national media opposed him.
Few other options were discussed. The government
refused to negoti ate Mohawk
sovereignty, the Warriors
refused to disarm, and the
SQ, like vultures, waited
impatiently for the kill. As
George Erasmus, along with
numerous regional chiefs,
warned of nation-wide
armed uprisings, Tom
Siddon went into hiding.
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promised that native land
claims would "be at the top
ofthe agenda," and the Warriors under siege at Oka
agreed to peacefully surrender. But the Warriors, in the
end, proved to be incapable
of a dignified surrender.
What can we expect now
from a government which
has surrendered its dignity
long ago?
As Canada rushes toward continental oblivion,
and competing regions and
cultures jostle for a place in
the new, perhaps post-
Canada order, inter-cultural
conflict is inevitable. Yet I
am deeply disturbed that
some Canadians imagine
that they can achieve status
within any geopolitical realignment by brute force. I
am perplexed and genuinely
worried at the degree to
which native and non-native
Canadians have so eagerly
ascribed the Warriors' political legitimacy.
Native aspirations for
land and power have been
delayed by the events of this
summer. But hopefully, we
can put Oka behind us by
remembering the qualified,
but positive developments of
recent times, including the
Haida's successful bid to
preserve the Queen Charlotte Islands, and the creation ofthe new Dene native
government, and last week's
statements by Cree leaders
in the proposed James Bay
floodplains that they will use
the courts, not automatic
weapons, to achieve their
Doug Ekelund
Arts 3
'Geers disturbing
I was sitting in
Sedgewick Library on
Thursday afternoon and had
just finished reading the
cover story ofthe October 10
edition of The Ubyssey, titled
"Gallery Lounge Painting
Removed", when I was distracted by UBC Engineering cheers. I looked outside
and saw a sign saying:
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which represented a group
of civil engineers. I heard
one cheer which was sung by
a woman as well as a group
of men about "a bitch who
humped too much and got
the itch". Why is it that a
painting that depicts a nude
woman is removed from the
Gallery Lounge solely because she is not ashamed of
her nudity (good little girls
keep their legs crossed),
while at the same time it is
acceptable for Engineers to
dominate others' space with
their disturbing view of
women as "bitches" and as
virgins to be ejaculated into?
Our societies' concept of
sexuality is very confused.
On one hand, a depiction ofa
nude woman is automatically assumed to be a sexual
image and therefore has been
removed from public viewing. On the other hand, UBC
for years has been subjected
to public displays such as
last Thursdays that promote
treating women as virgin
dogs to be fucked, and for
years many people on campus have found this disturbing. Such displays have not
been removed from public
space. Rather than dealing
with issues of mysogeny,
power and sexual assault,
this university has chosen to
ignore them and therefore
has perpetuated them.
Amber Ridington
Arts 4
The light that could
be shed on safety
On Saturday, October
13,1 attended a club function
at Gage. I was lucky enough
to find a ride home to Vanier
so that I didn't have to walk
through the rather dark and
dangerous campus at about
2 am. As we drove past the
Buchanan Building, I noticed
something very interesting:
every inside light in
Buchanan D Block was on. I
may be a mere first-year scientist, but I think I can figure
out a few things about economics. If the administration can afford to waste energy by lighting up empty
classrooms at 2 am on a Sunday, then perhaps they could
afford to light some of the
outside ofthe campus so that
I could walk home at night
without fear.
Pauline Barmby
Science 1
Yes, it's true
Sexism and racism are
prevalent in our society, but
where? One reads about
them and one hears about
them, yet does one really see
them? Do people actually
prejudge one another on the
basis of gender or melanin
I always knew such attitudes existed somewhere;
but until recently I never
had the misfortune of actually encountering sexist or
racist behaviour.
In a flamed discussion I
thought that I had
misperceived and misunderstood the following
statements: women probably have intelligence equal
to men and world population can be categorized as
mongoloid, cacasoid, or
negroid. Can statements like
these be misconstrued? No,
definitely not, I was actually
conversing with someone
who believed these ideas to
be true.
I refuted those statements with arguments based
on evolution and cultural
relativism. However, this
self-proclaimed sexist and
racist failed to consider other
explanations that account
for gender role behaviour
and diverse physical characteristics. For is it not the
environment that has
shaped our bodies and culture that has molded our
Society has brainwashed us to believe that
women are the less intelligent gender and that racial
categories exist. Unfortunately, if these attitudes are
pervading at the university
level, a time of supposed
enlightenment, then is society doomed to sexist and
racist predispositions? I
hope, for the sake of future
generations, not.
I feel that the individual
whose attitudes I have referred to in this letter is not
of importance. This person
is only one among many and
therefore needs not be
named. Just call this person
and others who are similar,
Kurt or Philip—whichever
you prefer.
The moral of this story
issimple: sexism and racism
are real; a reality that I wish
did not exist.
Marni Wedin
Arts 3
October 23,1990 Take the thing away...
Notwithstanding all due consideration for Mr. Lipscomb's unimpeachable personal character, I
really must express my disdain at
the way in which he has chosen to
mislead the UBC student populace
over the issue of an alleged conflict
of interest on his part. Of late, in
these pages, he has made some
statements which, simply put, miss
the point. Consider:
1. that the actions ofthe UBC
Debating Society are wholly, and
must be considered as, independent of those of certain members of
the AMS executive. While our aims
are similar, our activities are in no
way to be considered as constituting a coordinated effort. Perhaps,
given our distinct motivations on
these matters, Mr. Lipscomb would
do well tostoplumpingustogether.
2. that the actions of UBC
Debsoc are, in fact, not at all motivated out of personal malice toward Mr. Lipscomb or his co-coordinators in the GDC but are, rather,
a direct result of Mr. Lipscomb's
vote taken to constitute the GDC a
service organization, May 9,1990,
in contravention ofthe AMS Codes
of Procedure, Section II, Article
2(2), which states:
"Each executive member
is prohibited from holding significant positions in any organization that would be in a
position to receive funding or
other benefits from the Alma
Mater Society."
3. that, while neither I nor
any member of my club can legitimately make aclaim topresentthe
thoughts, attitudes, or motivations
of those Executive members of
Student's Council, it is our considered opinion that they do act,
not out of malice, but rather out of
a concern for the proper rules and
regulations governing the AMS - a
sentiment which it seems Mr.
Lipscomb, in his haste to thrust
the GDC upon us, has chosen to
disregard, and now refuses to
4. that our (Debsoc's) case
against Mr. Lipscomb has nothing
to do with the granting or gaining
offinancial favors within the AMS,
but is centered rather on other
matters, at least for the moment.
We are concerned that the GDC,
an organization with clear political bias and intentions to press
that bias upon the student body as
a whole, has been granted status
above that normally given to groups
of individuals with similar aims.
Our case is only made stronger in
this regard as the GDC, in its own
literature, states that:
"The objectives of the Centre
(g) To lobby the University
and all levels of government for
increased support for development
aid and development education;
(GDC Constitution, Article 2(g))
5. that, further, Mr. Lipscomb's
having access to a key to the GDC
office is NOT the same (nor do we
say it is) as his having signed out a
key to that office. As a matter of
fact, so far as we are able to determine, no-one ought have a key to
that office signed out as, according
to Section VI ofthe AMS Code of
Procedure, A3, "Keys shall be issued only to those active Society
members authorized by their organization (BY A MINUTE OF
[emphasis mine]. As, of course, the
GDC as yet has no executive body,
the issuance of keys MUST be arbi -
trary and is, in fact, an illegal act
on the part ofthe AMS. Such arbitrary exercise of power is precisely
the danger our Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Procedure has
been intended to avert.
All things considered, perhaps
we ought to take Mr. Lipscomb's
Mackintosh computer away from
him, as it does
seem that the only thing he is capable of producing for the UBC
student body in general is the drivel
he (and his girlfriend in his defense) write to The Ubyssey. How
effective can an AMS Executive
member be who, while hoi ding that
office and blatantly disregarding
the rules governing its limitations
of power, calls at the same time for
its abolition?
Perhaps, as he has often
threatened to do, (and regretfully,
perhaps, never acted upon), Mr.
Lipscomb should resign his position as AMS Director of Finance.In
the best interest and safety of the
entire student body, Mr. Lipscomb,
never forget that we others have
rights, too.
Paul Monkman
Political Science 4
VP Finance
Debating Society
Course article too short
After leaving school, I tried
my hand at journalism for a year,
working full-time as a reporter on
a Jersey (Channel Islands) newspaper. During my summer vacations, when I was an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to be
taken on as a reporter for Arnold
Bennett's distinguished old newspaper, The Evening Sentinel. Had
I made such errors as Martin
Chester makes in reporting his
interview with me (The Ubyssey,
Tues. 5 Oct.) while I was working
for either newspaper I would have
been fired.
While I welcome The
Ubyssey's interest in English 314,
the course I am to give in Term
Two (and which already has a full
complement of students enrolled
in it), I do not like being publicly
misrepresented. So allow me to
set the record straight (the pun is
probably intended).
Mr. Chester did not even
bother to check the title of my
course (in English Course Offered,
for example); and obviously his
memory is poor or his shorthandis
illegible, because he got the title
wrong: "Reading Subtext [sic] in
English Literature" does not even
make grammatical sense. In fact
the title is "Texts and Subtexts:
Overt Sexuality and Covert Homosexuality." The course will not,
as Chester puts it, "deal with alternative interpretations of standard English works." I don'tknow
what "deal with" means in this
context; but every literature course
in the Faculty of Arts involves
students in learning the principles
of the art of interpretation, as do
courses in Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, and many ofthe sciences. (If
you think I'm exaggerating about
the sciences, read The Art ofthe
Soluble by P.B. Medawar, Nobel
Prize Winner for medicine.)
The whole point ofthe course
I am to give is succinctly suppressed by the statement Chester
attributes to me: "it is not meant
to be a gay literature course." My
i ntention i s to show that the phrase
"gay literature" is itself misleading, and that the concept is very
often misunderstood. By examining canonized English literary
texts, and by showing students
how to read these texts in such a
way a s to become aware ofthe coexisting subtexts, I want quite
simply to raise the question: Why
have these subtexts always been
ignored by establishment critics
and interpreters? I want to explore (a) the theoretical principles
that enable a reader to know
whether a hypothesized subtext is
really implicit in a work or whether
the reader is simply "reading in"
what s/he wants to read in; (b) the
hegemonic (predominating) social
conventions, values, and beliefs
that have prevented
acknowledgement ofthe subtext's
existence in establishment-accepted works of literature (by "so-
rial" I mean religious, political,
economic, educational, gender and
sexual conventions, values and beliefs).
As I was very careful to point
out to Mr. Chester, a key work in
this area of literary research is Eve
Kosofsky Sedgwick's book Between
Men: English Literature and Male
HomoSOCIAL Desire because it
demonstrates, convincingly to my
mind, that homophobia has always
been, and still is, a necessary strategy in the patriarchy's suppression
of women. Homophobia and the
suppression of women also turn out
to be two major reasons why so m any
critic/interpreters turn blind eyes
and deaf ears on the subversive
subtext of canonized literary works.
I did not say (as Martin Chester
alleges) that "before I retire I would
like to give a course on (the gay and
lesbian) tradition in North American literature." (that parenthesis
really puzzles me!) What I said was:
I would, before I retire, like to give a
course on the homosexual tradition
in literature—from Homer and
Sappho in ancient Greece to literature being written in the here and
now, by BC writers like Jane Rule,
David Watmough, Stan Persky, et
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October 23,1990
Malaysian Natives speak of forest abuse
by Chung Wong
The world's oldest tropica] rain
forests are rapidly being deforested
and tribes that have lived there
are facing malnutrition, according
to natives from Malaysia's
Sarawak state in Borneo.
As more than 500 Vancouverites waited in John Oliver School
auditorium on Friday night, two
Malaysian natives satin the shad
ows backstage.
Refusing a chair, MutangTu'o
waited silently in the dark—he is
the first Penan ever to leave
Borneo's Sarawak jungles. Kelabit
native Mutang Tahan Urudjoined
him carving poison off blowgun
darts extracted from Sarawak's
trees and plants.
The hunting arrows are reminders of their troubles as they
tour 15 nations around the world.
Tuoand Urud think of home
while they wait for late North
American speakers.
Tu'o's ten brothers and sisters and his adopted four-month-
old daughter await him anxiously, Tu'o told Urud.
"His people are hungry," interpreted Urud in an
interview. "They are suffering
and have a lot of diseases...their
spirits are in turmoil."
The Penan, who have lived in
Sarawak jungles for more than
10,000 years, still thrive on hunting
and gathering, he said.
But as Malaysian forestry companies rake in about $5 billion a
year, Sarawak, which cultivates the
world's oldest tropical rain forest,
faces the world's fastest deforestation.
While forest tribes starve, companies are logging at record-breaking rates, Urud said.
The foresting is rapidly depleting food supplies for tribes, he said.
"The boars are running away.
Forestry companies are cutting
down trees very fast."
"There is a lot of food here," said
Urud, who is in North America for
the first time. "But at home, all our
food comes from the forest. That is
our supermarket.
"We want the forest to be left as
itis. It's not only for our own use, but
also for students of biology."
Sarawak contains millions of
unidentified plants and species but
its jungles remain the world's least-
Until recently, the densely forested Sarawak had barely any hint
of modernization, but today roads
infiltrate forests inhabited by more
than 7,600 tribespeople.
Urud said dozens of forest companies can be seen and heard everyday cutting down hundreds of trees,
exposing certain plants to sunlight
for the first-time.
When he finished listing several Malaysian forestry companies,
Tuo, who does not understand
English, interjected with several
names Urud had forgotten.
"It's happening so fast," Urud
He picked up a piece of wood
and said "see... thi sis quality wood.
"They use it to make planks
for construction sites, but once the
construction is over, the planks
are thrown away."
Earlier on Friday, the Malaysian High Commission released a
statement in Ottawa denying the
natives'claims of forest destruction
and malnutrition.
"While the majority of them
(Penans) have settled, a small remainder are still leading nomadic
lives in the jungle," the statement
"It is the government's policy
to bring all jungle dwellers into the
mainstream ofthe nation's development. There is nothing romantic about these jungle dwellers,
and the government makes no
apologies for endeavoring to uplift
their living conditions."
Only afew Malaysians showed
up Friday night to witness the
$62,000 tour sponsored by the
Western Canada Wilderness
Committee. The natives will tour
North America for one more month.
"The sad truth is if this were
held in Malaysia, no one would
come," said one Malaysian who did
not want to be named.
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