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The Ubyssey Nov 15, 1988

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Humanizing rape
page 10
UBC approves
daycare project
By Franka Cordua-von Specht
The University has made a
$4.4 million commitment to
daycare, straddling the last
hurdle in the run for a new campus
daycare facility.
But the plans will only become reality if the Board of Governors okays the proposal, according
to K.D. Srivastava, vice president
of student services.
Srivastava said he hopes the
Board of Governors will accept the
university's proposal for partial
funding of a daycare facility accommodating 275 full-time
Once the proposal is sanctioned "the new facilities, if all
goes according to schedule, will be
ready next September," he said.
"UBC has made an offer more
generous than expected a few
weeks ago," said Glen Drover,
President of the Child Care Society, an umbrella organization for
the 12 autonomous daycares on
"Ideally we would have liked
to have the full funding but we've
come a long distance—a few
months ago we didn't even know
whether we would have the project," he said.
Drover is hopeful that the
Child Care Society's Board will
approve the offer at a November
22nd meeting, so that the board of
governors can deal with the project at their December 1st meeting.
BoG reps rap with
finance minister
By Joe Altwasser
Two Board of Governors student representatives are off to
Victoria to press the government
for increased funding of post-secondary education.
Bob Seeman and Geoff Lister,
BoG student representatives, are
meeting with minister of Finance
Mel Couvelier Monday, and hope
to meet Stan Hagan, Minister of
Advanced Education and Job
Training, later this week in Vancouver.
Under their own initiative,
the student politicians are presenting a report outlining the
importance of government funding and to "express concerns of
students, enough to insure that
tuition does not increase above the
rate of inflation," according to
Seeman says he is concerned
that if the government does not
provide extra money, students
could end up paying considerably
more than the inflation rate.
While Alma Mater Society
president Tim Bird says the rise in
tuition is "purely speculation" at
this point, the pressure on the
university administration is real.
Bird said "the university has
exhausted most areas of the
budget and must go to tuition" to
provide extra revenue.
The pressure has increased
with the faculty asking for an increase in salary—one they deserve, said Bird. Dr. Strangway
will be presenting his proposal to
the board on December 1st.
Seeman said he anticipates
little difficulty in securing the
extra funding from the government in light of their recent initiative, in which Couvelier labelled
post-secondary funding a "top priority."
Tuition fees have skyrocketed
in .he past decade at UBC. Seeman notes that while the Consumer Price Index has risen 93 per
cent, tuition costs have soared
The $4.4 million subsidy consists of the university land on
Acadia Road valued at $2.5 million
which University of British Columbia will lease out to the Child
Care Society, and an additional
$1.8 million in construction costs.
Other donations have come
from the Alma Mater Society
$350,000, the Vancouver Foundation $75,000, the Faculty Association over $40,000, and the Teaching Assistant's Union $5,000.
Also, the university will arrange for the continued use of the
Prince Rupert Building currently
on loan to UBC daycare by Student Housing.
Srivastava said that the
university's cash commitment will
come from interest earnings ofthe
university's endowment fund— "a
certain amount of money from
bequests, donations, gifts, that
over the years has been invested
by the university."
As for the remaining
$336,000, the University plans to
take out a loan on behalf of the
Child Care Society.
Drover said the Child Care
Society will raise the additional
funds to avoid an increase in user
fees. If unsuccessful, he said "the
worst scenario would be an increase ofthe fees by $11 per child
per month."
One likely source of funding is
the AMS.
Tim Bird, president of the
AMS, said he put a motion on
Wednesday's agenda that
$194,000 out of the Capital Projects Acquisition Committee be
committed to the daycare project.
Bird said that this amount
would erase any fee increase ($11)
for student parents but would not
affect faculty and staff parents.
"I'm optimistic that $194,000
will be approved with 99 percent
certainty," he said. "If not,
$150,000 will be passed (which
would account for a $2.50 increase
of student parent fees)."
"Personally I think we'd be
hypocritical not to (donate) because we have an opportunity
now, which we've been awaiting
for five years, to end up with a
quality daycare," he said.
He added that in his discussion with students about the recreation facility, many of those
opposed to the rec-fac argued for
the urgency ofthe daycare.
UBC's proposal comes after a
year-and-a-half that the daycare
has canvassed for funds. It comes
one-and-a-half months before the
January 1,1989 deadline that the
Endowment Lands Fire Marshal
had set for the daycare facilities to
be vacated, which was already an
extension from April 1st, 1988.
Srivastava said the University will seek to extend the Fire
Marshal's provisional permit until
the new facilities are built.
The new facilities will include
the 60 children presently in the
daycare at University Hill High.
Established 20 years ago by
parents as a non-profit cooperative, UBC daycare was set up in
army huts which were built as
temporary structures in 1939.
Now, fifty years later, the
huts are not only fire hazards,
their foundations are rotting,
water and steam pipes are corroded, roofs leak, boilers break
down regularly, water pressure is
extremely low and there is a problem with insects.
between 172 and 226 per cent.
In addition, university fund-
ingis now 20 per cent lower than in
1980 while grants per student
have decreased 20 per cent overall
in 1980 dollars according to Seeman.
Seeman acknowledges that
the government funding has improved but "the university is still
playing catch-up to the drastic cutbacks necessitated by the recession ofthe early 1980's."
The increase in tuition does
have an impact on students, particularly those from the interior
who have the fixed costs of moving
and accommodation to contend
with, said Seeman.
"We have done research, and
it does affect the areas outside the
lower mainland and southern
Vancouver Island," he said. This
fact was proven during a 1986
AMS survey which interviewed
students who registered for class
but did not actually attend UBC.
Bird supports Seeman's argument, and the impact a tuition
increase will have on students,
and added the Rec-Fac debate
opened his eyes to the anxiety
many students displayed towards
any sort of increase in student
"I realized during the last
three weeks of the campaign that
many students couldn't afford the
$30 increase. The fact that over
3000 people voted against Rec-
Fac's increase suggests that many
students are concerned about further increases."
Both Seeman and Bird said
they are very optimistic at present. The combination of a change
in the government's attitude towards education, plus the present
tax windfall due to high resource
income have created an environment which lends itself to
government's opening the purse
strings. "If this (the report)
doesn't work, then what will?"
Bird asked.
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The Ubyssey printed an error in last Friday's paper concerning an unidentified Engineering Undergraduate Society executive member who did not say it was standard policy to
check the pond for broken glass. She did not say anything ofthe sort, and the quote was
mistakenly attributed to her. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
November 15,1988 NEWS
Strangway stresses need for action
UBC President David Strangway confuses nuclear arms with nuclear hands.
Study slams Globe and
Sun's labour reporting
By Gordon Clark
Canadian University Press
Vancouver—Some Canadian
newspapers are doing a rotten job
covering labor relations, according
to a study by a University of British Columbia commerce professor.
Anil Verma, who charted labor coverage in the Vancouver Sun
and the Toronto Globe and Mail
during select months from 1985 to
1987, said the newspapers covered
events without providing more in-
depth articles to explain the complexities of labor relations.
"The lack of informed and
investigative reporting is a major
weakness in the media's handling
of this important sector," he said,
"especially in B.C. where industrial relations are central to the
economic, social and political life
of the province."
Verma's 14-page report, titled
Good News and Bad News: Print
Media's Coverage of Industrial
Relations Events in Canada, says
95 percent of labor reporting in
both newspapers covered events.
But only five per cent of articles
offered analysis or commentary of
those events, it says.
Verma also said labor reporting is not seen as a valued beat in
newspapers. He said young,
bright, journalists are not encouraged to become labor reporters.
Newspapers don't support senior
reporters becoming labor special
ists, he added.
"My study is not to point fingers at individuals, but more to
focus attention on the general
outcome that we don't have any
senior journalists who have taken
to labor."
"Is there a Marjorie Nichols in
labor?" he said in reference to the
famed pundit.
Gordon Fisher, managing
editor of the Vancouver Sun, dismissed Verma's report as a shoddy
piece of work.
"My own feeling about his
study is probably unprintable," he
said. "If it had been turned in by a
reporter at this newspaper it
wouldn't have run."
Fisher said Verma's method
of counting news stories versus
analysis pieces is flawed. "The
main problem with his study is
he's taken some numbers and
tried to make it mean something,"
he said. "I'm disturbed by his
comments because I think he's
dead wrong."
Fisher said he wasn't surprised 95 per cent of labor articles
were about events because the
main role of a newspaper is to
report the news ofthe day. He said
the newspaper always tries to
provide analysis and feature
pieces to explain on-going labor
disputes and issues.
"We always try to get underneath what's driving a strike," he
said. "I'm very proud of our work in
By Cathy Lu
UBC President David Strangway raised a lot of questions concerning the present human condition, but admitted he didn't have
"nice answers" to any of them in a
speech to students Thursday.
Strangway stressed the need
for universities to play a more
active role in discussing the complex issues facing our world. "We
must begin to speak out," he said
to a sparse group attending a lecture sponsored by the International Relations Students' Association.
"Surely, this is where we
ought to be leading the discussion
and letting the discussion take
place freely," he said. "We have the
freedom from interference from all
kinds of sources, and we can speak
out on issues," said Strangway,
who said last month that the university was not the place for political statements.
Having recently met about 45
other university presidents from
western, eastern bloc and Third
World countries in France,
Strangway emphasized how the
experience sensitized him immensely to the number and complexity of problems confronting
the world.
The meeting was intended to
discuss the role of universities in
the nuclear age and conflict management, but quickly digressed to
discuss the needs of the Third
"The Third World countries
managed within the first day to
change the agenda quite dramatically," Strangway said.
The nuclear issue and conflict
negotiation are distant to developing countries, which are still fundamentally concerned with survival, he added.
In the eyes ofthe Third World,
"it's a question of whether you're
going to survive not ten years, or
fifty years from now if there is a
catastrophe of some kind, but are
you going to survive next year or
next week?".
Besides the threat of nuclear
annihilation, the growing economic disparity between the developing andindustrial worlds is a
more immediate concern requiring more attention.
Strangway predicted the gap
will widen further due to the rapid
population growth in Third World
The danger of overpopulation
"hit me like a ton of bricks," he
Strangway cited the
Brundtland report which stated
population growth in the Third
World countries is going to continue essentially unabated for the
next twenty to thirty years, due to
improved sanitation and health.
The problem is that the rate of
economic growth will not near the
expected 5 to 6 percent growth rate
of the population in developing
"It's almost certain that the
standards of living in those countries will decrease, not increase in
the next few years," said Strangway. "When you think about the
tensions that this is going to create
in our world, it is absolutely unbelievable," he added.
Strangway said universities
must equip the future movers of
the world with knowledge of such
problems, and also do more to
shape the values and ethics with
which to approach them.
"There's lots of times today
when the issues don't have right
answers," said Strangway.
He is optimistic that universities will play an increasing role
with respect to finding viable solutions to these issues. He observed
that universities "stay around"
while governments "come and go."
"Institutions like ours in fact
are much more fundamental to
this society" than governments,
which are constantly in a state of
flux, he said.
King Condom says
play safe
that area."
Verma couldn't say how much
labor reporting should be analytical, only that it should be more
than five per cent of all stories
Fisher said several senior Sun
reporters cover labor, including
Valerie Casselton and Doug Ward,
and dismissed Verma's suggestion
that labor reporting wasn't as valued as other beats. He said Sun
reporters are interested in a variety of topics including native affairs, the environment and multiculturalism.
"I think of Victoria—we usually have trouble getting people to
go over there to cover provincial
politics," he said.
On a more positive note,
Verma said the two newspapers
covered labor events very well and
got both sides of stories. "They
have reasonably balanced coverage," he said. "That's a big plus."
Verma said newspapers
should provide more in-depth articles on labor because the media
influences public opinion. Politicians often take their lead from
public opinion, he said.
"There is a whole body of literature that applies to the media's
influence on our thinking," he
said. "In the case of major strikes,
governments frequently look to
public opinion to a get a sense
about how to protect the public
By Melissa Melnitzer
A giant gorilla will be
roaming the SUB concourse this week in an effort to promote safe sex
among students.  *
King Condom, AIDS
Vancouver's safe sex campaign mascot, is a part of
MDS awareness week,
happening Tuesday
through Thursday.
The purpose of the
week **i& to inform the students of how to minimize
their risks by practising
universal blood and body
precautions/' said Outreach Health Director
Margaret Johnston.
"Students know about
AIDS, but through this
week we're trying to appeal to students to minimize their risk of contracting the disease/ said
'^Practising safe sex includes knowing one's partner, not having casual sex,
and wearing condoms,"
said Johnston.
Johnston wants people
to be fully aware of both
the social risks and the
occupational risks of contracting the disease.
Students should also
know that they can speak
to the staff at Student
Health Services, where
the HIV test for AIDS and
STD tests are conducted,
and "all records are confidential," she added.
There will be several
displays including a video
"Living with AIDS", from
AIDS Vancouver, and a
book display from
Woodward library. There
will also be models of the
AIDS virus itself, and condoms will be available.
In addition, a representative of AIDS Vancouver will be giving a
talk in the Totem Park
Resident ballroom on
Thursday, November
17th at 7 p.m. They are
trying to "go out into the
community and educate,"
said Johnston.
Although the program
will be lower key than the
alcohol and drug awareness week last month, its
ideas are just as strong,
said Johnston.
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The UBC Bookstore and its art suppliers have joined
together to produce a festival for the artist in youl
Professionals will demonstrate a variety of techniques
and products every day — come and meet them,
watch them work and ask them questions.
This year's special guest artist is Paul Ygartua,
well known for his mural, "A World United",
on the United Nations Pavilion at Expo '86.
He will demonstrate and exhibit his works daily
at the Bookstore.
The Artists
Matti Chui, Nadia Graham, Jackie Haliburton, Victoria L. Heryet,
Brian Johnston, Anne-Marie Kellar, Michael Kluckner, Jim Lewis,
Cheu-Cheu Mark, Nancy OToole, Amy Pon, Gordon S. Schuck,
Carol Tysdal, Joseph Wu, and Paul Ygartua
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Reform Party candidate J.R.
Jack Ford was soliciting support
with his entourage of placard
waving Reformers in SUB on
The Reform Party grew out of
the need for Western representation, according to Ford.
"There is no regional type of
representation in the country. We
need a regionally proportioned
elected Senate to balance that off.
We also need parliamentary reform so that the government does
notfall if it loses the vote on a bill."
This would mean that no
matter what party forms a minority government, they could continue to govern unless ousted by a
vote of non-confidence, which
would not necessarily follow a
defeated bill.
Ford also says members ofthe
House should "speak out on their
own without fear of reprisal." He
believes this would not weaken the
party system, but strengthen representation of the constituencies.
The Reform Party is pro Free
Trade, but Ford says there are
parts where the Conservatives
have been too vague.
"We want some of the Free
Trade questions clarified and
make sure that our social, cultural
programs and resources are absolutely protected," Ford said.
Ford answered reports about
Joe Clark disliking the Reform
Party for taking away Tory votes
by saying "it's possible—but I really think people are going to examine this fear campaign and vote
with some sensibility."
Ford feels voters will look at
the party's overall ideology rather
than just vote on Free Trade.
"There are so many other issues.
(The Free Trade controversy) was
the last hope of Turner to win the
election," he said.
On abortion Ford says M.P.'s
should try to reflect their ridings
as well as their personal consciences, although he admits this
would be difficult.
"My wife and daughter are
pro-choice and I lean towards pro-
life, so even my own house is divided," he said.
The party also stands
strongly on immigration system
reform, declaring in its brochure
that it will "close the door on illegal
immigration" and establish a policy "sensitive to Canada's needs."
Foreign Service
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Several thousand people
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be foreign ambassadors in wild
and exotic places.
The exam weary students are
competing for 120 positions with
external affairs. Last year within
B.C. about 450 people took the
exams, 35 were interviewed, and
two were offered jobs.
This year the exam day, October 22, was split into an exam
summarizing an article on government policy, a general aptitude
test and finally the one hour foreign service exam. It is held once
a year in the fall and this year the
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Document distorts
Natives face heavy bias
By Chung Wong
An official provincial document on education released last
month treats Natives with severe
racial bias and has a distorted
focus on native education said an
official last Tuesday.
The Report ofthe Royal Commission on Education encourages
the government to stop the growth
of independent native schools,
said director of Native Education
Verna Kirkness during a lunch-
hour seminar at UBC.
Kirkness said the report tries
to force native education to conform to the ideals of the Commission which do not coincide with
Native realities.
The curriculum for native
education should "touch base with
a child's culture," said Kirkness.
"Exactly who's realities are
being legitimized?" she asked.
Kirkness criticized the Royal
Commission for approaching
problems in Native Education
from the wrong direction.
"They are saying," said Kirkness, "that they want to pass (a
law) prohibiting racial bias on
school buses."
"Well I just have to laugh at
that. If they allow all these textbooks and materials with racial
bias in the classrooms, how are
they going to stop it on the buses?
Have policing?"
Kirkness also heavily criticized the Commission's attitude
toward Natives.
In section eight of the report
(Natives) are called a "social problem," said Kirkness. "That to me,"
she said, "sounds like racial bias."
Kirkness also said UBC's
Faculty of Arts denied recognition
of First Nation's languages as legitimate second languages. A second language credit is needed to
attain a Bachelor of Arts.
"If French is legitimate, I see
no reason why First Nations' languages cannot be legitimate," said
University of British Columbia is the only university in the
province with the language requirement. But, she added, approaches to the administration on
behalf of legitimizing First Nations' Languages continue to be
left unjustified.
"They just shake their heads
and say, no, that's not how it's
done here."
Prodigy runs for School Board
By Rick Hiebert
There are too many paid lobbyists on the Vancouver School
Board who ignore real problems in
order to push "pet issues", according to school board candidate and
UBC student Steven Preece.
The 20 year old Political Science student said "we can't scrimp
on education—education is a
right—it's crucial in our society."
Preece is running as an independent in the November 19 civic election.
"We need to make the VSB
more non-partisan, because that's
the only way the system can run
well," He said. Tm not dedicated
to partisan issues. Groups like the
Committee of Progressive Electors and the Non-Partisan Association have their own issues and
tend to ignore others. I'd listen to
parents, the community and
teachers as well as local concerns."
One example of this partisanship, Preece said, is how the VSB
dealt with the school meals program this year. "How is anyone
supposed to learn when they are
hungry? The provincial government is saying that the parents
should take responsibility, but if
the parent is strung out on crack or
drunk, the school board has to step
in. School meal programs are done
in the U.S. and all over the world,
so it's not like it's a radical idea."
Preece also supports increased funding for English as a
Second Language courses as students needing to learn English
comprise 75 percent of some East
End schools. "If people don't know
English, they will be discriminated against in the domestic job
market." He also would increase
funding for special needs classes.
"We need more job training.
We need technical training so that
Political Science student Steven Preece, age 20, of UBC
students can compete in the job
market—training in computers,
math, skills for the future," Preece
"The school system is not
challenging enough. We have to
provide assistance to students but
make it an intellectual challenge
at the same time."
"There are not enough teachers. We need more teachers because class sizes are too big," he
said. "There are estimates that
each Vancouver teacher can only
give 5 seconds of personalized
individual attention per day under
the present system. How anyone
can  learn  under  these  circumstances is beyond me."
Preece said he originally got
involved in the election to learn
about the political system from the
inside, but he "found there were
very serious issues that were
being ignored by the other parties
with their partisan concerns. I
hope to change that."
"I'm running to prove that all
citizens, no matter how old or how
young they are, can get involved,
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Faculty Association warns: we
cannot compete with American
By Laura Busheikin
As the cloud of free
trade looms closer and
closer, Canadians are
spending a lot of time comparing themselves to
Americans, asking if they
can compete. When it comes
to the university system, it
looks hke they may come
out the losers.
Inadequate funding, especially for research, means Canadian universities don't measure
up against their American
counterparts, says Peter King,
president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
And he thinks that could spell
trouble if the free trade agreement
goes through.
"If we are to have freer trade,
then we have to be in a position to
compete and that means our post-
secondary education must be
competitive. We've got to have
universities that are funded at the
same levels as those in the U.S.,
Japan and Europe, we've got to
have students who get the same
opportunities to attend universities as in those countries, and
we've got to be doing the research
that is the equal of the research
done in those countries. And if we
don't well be the losers in the free
trade deal. It's as simple as that,"
King says.
"If we aren't able to do the
research ourselves that our industry needs in order to be competitive then our industries will look to
the South and elsewhere to buy
the research and expertise," King
Dennis Capozza, president of
the UBC Faculty Association,
agrees that the Canadian government will have to increase research funding if the deal goes
"Free trade will force the federal government to put more
emphasis on research because of
the type of world economy we'd be
getting into," Capozza says. If the
government doesn't respond with
more support for post-secondary
education, Canada would be put at
a disadvantage, he says.
"We're way behind (the U.S.)
on things like research and development spending, and the percentage of population that receives higher education. In the
U.S., the percentage of high school
graduates who go on to University
is two or three times higher than it
is here.
"The percentage of the GNP
spent on research and development here is half of what it is in the
U.S., and in Japan ifs even
higher," Capozza says.
Certain sectors of the economy rely heavily on universities to
provide not only research but
trained people. In particular, anything to do with electronics and
computers relies on university-
trained experts, he says. As well,
finance-related areas depend on
sities, The University of Toronto,
McGill and UBC, spend $110 million, $75 million and $75 million
respectively on research. In the
U.S., a handful of universities
have research spending in the
hundreds of millions, Miller says.
Because of these low funding
research   in   this   country   has
fallen," King says.
Last year, the Lortie Commission, created by the Prime Minister to look at the funding problems
of these three granting councils,
concluded that the budgets of
those three granting councils are
people with business degrees.
Robert Miller, UBC vice president of research, defends the level
of research at Canadian universities.
"UBC has some excellent
people and no one should ever
hesitate to say that. All you have to
do is look at the international
awards our people have won, the
number of people called to Washington to review grants," Miller
"There's a different scale of
research between the most heavily
funded Canadian universities and
the most heavily funded U.S. universities," Miller says.
"That means they have more
people and spend more on research. But that doesn't mean we
can't compete internationally in
research—that we don't have
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levels, our high-quality people
can't get the funding they need to
carry out important research projects, King says.
"What that means is good
research projects (are not) funded.
We're frequently hearing stories of
good research projects where committees that review the proposals
say, yup, this is good stuff, neat
work, important work, but we
don't have money to fund it. Sorry,
end of project."
Most research funding in
Canadian universities comes from
three federal agencies: NSERC,
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council and the Medical
Research Council.
"The budgets of those three
granting councils over the last ten
years have either been frozen or
the increases have been way below
the increases in inflation, so in
real dollar terms the amount of
money available for people to do
Discover the
"woefully inadequate," and recommended they be doubled over the
next three years and then maintained at 1.5 times the growth in
GNP, King says.
"What the federal government has done in response to that
is extremely disappointing and
very worrying. For this year, the
amount promised for two of the
granting councils isnot even equal
to the inflation rate.
"One of the people on that
Lortie commission was a Nobel
prize winner from Queens University and when he was asked, what
you suggest tihat a Canadian researcher should do if they want to
keep their research program
going, he said as far as he was
concerned the best thing to do was
to go South. Are we going to trade
with these people?" King says.
Aside from research, Canadian universities are badly underfunded, King says.
"In 1975 in the Conservative
government budget, they moved to
cut $1.6 billion out of the funds
they transfer from the federal
government to the provinces. It's
difficult to see how the universities of this country, especially
when student numbers are growing, can absorb a cut of $1.6 billion.
And that wasn't the first cut. In
1983 the Liberal administration
subjected the universities to a
restraint program that cut out
$391 million from the university
sector. What this means is that
Canadian universities are experiencing crowded classrooms, library facilities that are inaccurate, computer facilities that don't
match up to those that we have in
the universities to the South of us
and so on."
"The N.D.P. of course have
never been in power in Ottawa and
one doesn't know what its track
record would be. But there have
been recent New Democratic
Party governments in Manitoba
and in the less recent past in Saskatchewan, and in those provinces
the record is not exciting. They
expressed interest in the universities but one can't say that their
performance was anything to
marvel at. All three political parties have got to come to grips with
this," King says.
"So that's University funding,
a dismal picture."
Financial aid and accessibility for students makes an equally
dismal picture, according to King.
"Tuition fees are going up
alarmingly quickly—at (most
major Canadian universities) they
have doubled, at least, in the last
ten years. At the University of
British Columbia they've almost
tripled over a ten-year period.
"Student loans work against
students. Our figures show that 37
percent of full time students when
they finish university have a debt
load between $5000 and $10,000
which is no great way to start your
working life. It doesn't really encourage people. Nine percent of
students have a debt load of over
$10,000. And of course in addition
to that, students that go to university aren't earning money while
they're at university. Not only are
students four years older when
they enter the work force, but they
have this huge debt load."
The federal government
promised, at the end of the National Forum on Post-secondary
Education held last October, to
make some announcements about
student aid and accessibility and
they haven't done so yet, King
"We're still holding our
breath," he adds.
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Free trade kills the arts
Dinner & Concert Studies
(prerequisite: The Philosophy of Fun)
By Katherine Monk
There was an open coffin at
the Orpheum theatre Saturday
night—it was there to prophesize
the death of Canadian culture at
the hands of free trade.
But Canadiana seemed anything but belly up with a packed
house of nearly one thousand hooting and hollering fans eating up
the feast of music and words which
made up the benefit concert "Stop
the Deal, I Want to Get Off."
The concert looked like a cross
between Woodstock and the Academy Awards with such throw-
backs as Valdy on stage, and
Martin Sheen in the audience.
And the middle-aged crowd
waffled between the two extremes,
alternately jeering Bruce
Cockburn's telegram message
which described the free deal as a
teenage girl who sleeps with all
the boys to be popular, and cheering a puppet caricature of Brian
In three weeks, Concerned
Citizen's About Free Trade and
The Coalition Against Free Trade
organized the benefit. Together
they managed to pool some of
Canada's biggest names in the
entertainment industry such as
k.d. lang, Paul Hyde, and Spirit of
the West. The profits from the
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Comedian Gordon White holds the strength of Canadian self-esteem.
concert, approximately $10 thousand, will finance an advertising
campaign to rival the $52 thousand four-page spread in the Globe
and Mail sponsored by the Alliance for Free Trade.
The show started with Finance Minister John Crosbie's
speech defending free trade, when
he called those who oppose free
trade "snivelling CBC types waiting for their cheques." And if Canadian culture was so weak that it
would disappear under the agreement, then "it couldn't be a vibrant
culture, and if it goes that easily,
let it go."
The audience answered the
suspended video screen with a
chorus of angry boos and hisses,
and the show began with one man
yelling "kill John!"
What followed did not change
in tone from these first moments,
and the clear NDP majority in the
hall showed its colours when the
federal opposition candidates,
both Liberal and PC, were asked to
appear on stage. Svend Robinson,
Jean Swanson, and Johanna den
Hertog garnered as much adoration as the performers, without
saying or singing a word.
The audience erupted in applause when master of ceremonies
John Julian, of the National Theatre School, asked the Liberal
candidates to move a little to the
left, so that the NDP candidates
would have room. The Liberals did
not seem to know they were asked
to simply shuffle, and left the
stage completely.
NDP mayoralty candidate
Jean Swanson, one ofthe few politicians who was allowed to speak,
said the populace is behind the
movement. She added that corporate forces cannot be counted on to
create a just and democratic society.
Politics aside, the show was
Vancouver's entertainment value
ofthe week at five dollars a ticket,
according to some fans. "I just
wanted to see k.d lang and Spirit of
the West—I didn't really care
about the politics, although it was
a little hard to avoid," said one
spectator. Another said the spectacle was just "hokey."
The performers ranged in
political conviction. From Doc
Finger's "If we fall asleep now well
wake up in the U.S.A," and Jay
Brazeau's "Yankee go home," to
k.d lang's tear jerking, foot stomping finale of Roy Orbison's
Unlike the performers before
her, lang reminded the audience
that "we aren't out to fight the
Americans, it's about being able to
make our own decisions."
November 15,1988 t.
Housing crisis steamrolls
downtown Natives - with
no hope for improvement
By Doug Konrad
Native people are
being pushed out of
their traditional communities in the downtown
core and they have nowhere to go, say native
residents and community
organizations in the
Downtown Eastside.
Little is being done, they say,
to supply decent, affordable housing units and support services for
native people in the area—they
want social housing targeted specifically for urban natives on the
former Expo lands or in the
Hastings and Main Street area.
Fred Arrance, a Cree Indian
who has lived in the Downtown
Eastside for over 20 years, says
that from "35 to 50 native people in
the neighbourhood have nowhere
at all to sleep. Many others share
hotel rooms in order to find affordable housing. A lot of people go to
jail in the wintertime because
there is no housing."
According to Sue McDonald of
the North Area Health Unit, there
are anywhere between 15,000 and
40,000 native people living in the
Eastside, most in the northeast
sector of the city.
Although statistical difficulties prevent a more accurate figure, John Jessup, a planner with
the City Social Planning Department, suggested that 25,000 is a
reasonably reliable estimate ofthe
number of native people in the
Many native people have
lived in the residential hotels and
rooming houses in the downtown
core for many years. They live in
hotels such as the Brandiz, the
Sunrise, the Columbia and the
Balmoral   in   the   Main   and
Hastings area.
Their homes are threatened
by economic pressure exerted on
land rents by the new 'upscale'
development proposals for the
area—proposals such as Li Ka-
Shing's redevelopment of the former Expo lands or the new design
centre by Mr. Jax on Alexander
Arrance said, "Native people
need to be accepted in the housing
here. Relocation isn't the answer.
We live here too. We want to be
included here."
New social housing units in
the Main and Hastings area have
not targeted the needs of urban
native people and so few live in
Don Hazleden, of Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), said that an urban
native social housing program has
been operating since 1981. There
are now about 26 native social
housing projects in the city providing 500 residential units.
No active housing is
targeted for the
native people in the
downtown core and
the existing social
i housing in the area
| does not target their
However, most of these projects are located east of Clark
Drive. Only one native social housing project exists in the downtown
core area and this has recently
been sold.
Fred Arrance asks, "Why
should we move? I like this area.
I've lived here for 25 years. I'd like
to stay here. Its always the same
people who get neglected, the
marginalized, the street people,
and poor native people."
John Turvey, an organizer
with the Downtown Eastside
Youth Society, noted that 30 to 40
percent ofthe people on the streets
in the Hastings and Main area are
native people. Turvey said that
currently "no active housing is
targeted for the native people in
the downtown core and the existing social housing in the area does
not target their needs."
"Native people are losing out
in the inner city in terms of housing and services" he said.
Matthew Stewart, administrator for Vancouver Native Housing Society, said the supply of social housing units is being restricted by rising land costs and
CMHC's funding formula.
"Its getting to the point where
we can't develop on the eastside"
said Stewart. "We'd like to be part
ofthe mainstream, but we end up
having to buy land that nobody
else wants. The only land that is
available to us in terms of cost of
land is along the ALRT corridor."
Marcel Swain, of Lu'Ma Native Housing Society agreed.
"We're caught. We build wherever
our dollar amount allows us to
Lu'Ma Native Housing Society has a waiting list of people
needing affordable housing of over
a year long. Vancouver Native
Housing Society has a waiting list
of 700-800 people seeking help
with their housing needs. Both
groups said they would welcome
the opportunity to develop native
housing units on the former Expo
Don Larsen, a CRAB organ
izer and a former area resident,
said two of Mayor Gordon
Campbell's expressed concerns for
social housing in the city are at
issue. First, that composition in
the social housing units in Vancouver reflect the city's diverse
population and second, that choice
be provided for traditional residents of the inner city who are
faced with possible displacement.
Why shoud I move?
... Its always the
same people who get
neglected, the
marginalized, the
street people, and
poor native people.
Larsen said that he would like
to see some native social housing
projects on the Expo site. "If the
population on that site is supposed
to be representative of the city-
wide population, why not provide
units for native people?"
"That obviously is where some
core needy housing units should be
because there will be displacement from the Downtown
Eastside and the downtown core
and those people should be looked
after too."
Eddy Eaglebase, a Chippewa
Indian, has lived in the Downtown
Eastside for "15 years, in and out."
He lives in an apartment at the
edge of Gastown that has recently
undergone renovations. So far his
rent remains affordable.
Speaking on his home and
neighbourhood, Eaglebase said, "I
feel good about it. There's a diversity of people. Its home."
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Program lessens fear of medical exam
By Tracy Monk
Rape is an inhuman crime.
And until a recent change brought
about by two B.C. women physicians, the medical treatment afterwards was considered another
blow to the victim's sense of self
respect and dignity.
In 1982, doctors Carol Herbert and Liz Whynot developed
what they call the Sexual Assault
Assessment project at Shaughnessy Hospital *^n an attempt to
humanize the provision of medical
care to victims of sexual assault."
Pelvic examination
may seem to the
patient a
continuation ofthe
sexual assault.
The program "incorporates a
roster of female family physicians
who have been trained in the sexual assault examination at workshops and by apprenticeship,"
states Herbert in a 1985 article on
the project.
Whynot says the program,
thought to be the first of its kind in
Canada, "grew out of a number of
things." She says that before the
program began, all Vancouver
rape victims wishing to press
charges were examined by a pathologist from Lion's Gate Hospital.
Pathologists are not noted for
their strength in dealing with
patients, and often go into the field
expressly to avoid dealing with
people. The pathologist at Lion's
Gate "although a very nice man"
according to Whynot, through no
fault of his own happened to be a
"very tall, forbidding-looking
man." Over time, the job simply
became too much for one person to
handle, and he chose to resign
from this work.
Because of her involvement
with several groups lobbying for
better services for victims of sexual assault, the police contacted
Dr. Whynot when the pathologist
chose to step down. Feminist
groups involved in the struggle for
better rape-victim services in the
1970's included Vancouver
Women's Health and Vancouver
Rape Relief, of which Vancouver
Center NDP candidate, Johanna
den Hertog was a key member.
With funding from the Ministry of Human Resources, Herbert
and Whynot were able to do some
training at the sexual assault
center set up in Seattle. They came
to realize that a better format for
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sexual assault in Vancouver
woul d be to organi ze a whole group
of young women physicians willing to partake in the program.
Currently, approximately 20
youngfemale physicians alternate
on the sexual assault roster.
Whynot notes theat before the
advent of this team, "hospital personnel were afraid of getting involved in rape cases."
Partially because of the emotional weightiness ofthe situation
and partially because of a fear of
having to go to court, physicians
have avoided the situation. Additionally, the RCMP provides an
elaborate rape kit to emergency
rooms which can take hours to
complete and most physicians find
According to Whynot, she and
Herbert "set out to demystify the
whole process." In Seattle, they
learned "an informal approach
which made it easier to collect
samples and was easier to teach."
Whynot feels that the service has
been of great benefit to both victims and the police.
Whynot and Herbert have
now trained many women physicians in how to approach the sexually assaulted patient and the collection of legal evidence. In her
1985 article Herbert states that
"sexually assaulted persons may
be fearful and/or reluctant to be
examined. Pelvic examination
may seem to the patient a continuation ofthe sexual assault."
With new legal definitions of
rape focussing on the issues of
violence and control rather than
sexual intercourse, the medical
approach has also changed. In
large part, historical tradition has
made the physical exam situation
in which the physician exerts control over the patient. A patient
who has been raped has had a
sense of her body being taken from
her. In this situation, it is more
important that the physical exam
not contribute more to the
patient's sense of powerlessness.
Pathologists are not
noted for their
strength in dealing
with patients
Herbert and Whynot have
tried to fulfill this need. "The
physician should give complete
explanation of the necessary examination and allow the patient to
undress until just before the examination. In some cases, the
female  patient may insert the
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speculum herself to minimize fear
and discomfort (speculum is the
duck-billed shaped instrument
which physicians insert into the
vagina to examine the cervix
which is high up in the vagina),"
Herbert's report states.
Herbert explains that the
consent forms at Shaughnessy
have been designed so that the
victim can choose exactly what she
consents to. "This form has separate consents—for examination
and treatment, for taking of medicolegal evidence, and for transferring the recommended interventions. No patient is forced to make
a police report."
"In two years, about 15 percent of patients have chosen not to
report at the time of assault—of
these, about one third chose to
report at a later time," according to
Herbert 1985 article. Whynot
notes that of all cases seen at
Shaughnessy, only 20 percent or
so end up in court.
The Shaughnessy program
has also been set up so that when
a victim arrives she can have a
rape crisis worker from Women
Against Violence Against Women
called to help her through the
Hospital personnel
were afraid of getting
involved in rape
Whynot states that follow-up
studies on victims indicate that
they appreciated Shaugnessy's
program. "She also notes that the
police have found the service a big
help. Whether or not the program
has made a difference in terms of
prosecution of assailants has not
been studied yet according to
Anybody who has been sexually assaulted in the Greater Vancouver area can be seen at
Shaughnessy. Patients who present themselves at any ofthe downtown area Emergency rooms will
usually be sent automatically to
Shaughnessy. But those who present themselves to the UBC Emergency may be seen there or sent to
Shaughnessy if they so request.
RCMP Sgt. Muir of the UBC detachment states that all victims
who are presented to them are
"taken automatically to Shaughnessy."
Dr. Liz Whynot will be part of
a panel discussion on acquaintance rape Thursday November 17
at UBC.
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November 15,1988 At the crease: The agile Carl Repp makes an intense save against a shifty Bison forward.
Birds stomps prairie pucksters
by Laurie McGuiness
The UBC varsity hockey team
took three out of a possible four
points from the visiting U of Manitoba Bisons over the weekend.
The Birds tied the Bisons 3-3
in a physical game Friday night
before defeating the prairie pucksters 5-4 Saturday in a game that
was not as close as the score indicated.
The T-Birds moved into a tie
with Manitoba for third in the
Canada West standings with Saturdays win.
Friday, UBC came within a
whisker of a victory. The teams
The men's and women's varsity swim teams did not fare well
in the Colleges Cup in Alberta over
the weekend—the men placing
fourth out of five, while the women
finished fifth out of six.
However there were some
good individual performances for
UBC. National B-Team member
Kevin Draxinger won the men's
100 and 200 metre backstroke. By
beating the time standards Pinon-
Holt qualified for the national collegiate championships. The T-
Bird women also took first in the
4x50 freestyle relay.
were tied at two at the end of regulation time, which meant a ten-
minute overtime period—Canadian university teams do not play
sudden death overtime. Rich
Dusevic scored with two minutes
scored with two minutes left in OT,
but Manitoba tied it up again with
39 seconds left.
Saturday the T-Birds led 5-2
late into the third period. But due
to a couple of penalties Manitoba
found themselves with a two man
advantage. The Bisons then
pulled their goalie, giving them six
skaters to UBC's three.
Only  then   did  the   Bisons
team had little trouble in disposing of their Alberta opponents, the
Panda Bears from Edmonton. The
"Birds won Friday's match 3-0 by
scores of 15-4,15-1,15-7.
Saturday the match was
closer with UBC winning 3-2. The
scores were 15-10, 9-15, 15-3, 14-
make it close. Manitoba scored
twice in the final three minutes
capitalizing on UBC concentration lapses. The final goal game
came with three seconds left to
The story of the series for the
'Birds was goalie Carl Repp who
played in his one-hundredth career game as a T-Bird.
Both games were physical,
but again the smaller UBC forwards stuck to their disciplined
game plan and it paid off in points.
UBC Takes their 4-3-1 record
to Lethbridge next weekend to
play the 2-6 Pronghorns.
The Canadian University
Soccer Championships were
hosted at UBC and according to
Thunderbirds Athletic Coordinator Don Wells they were a "big
success". Wells claimed UBC was
"showered with accolades" for
hosting one of the best nationals
ever. Wells also felt that having
the men and women together provided for "more of a spectacle."
The Queens Golden Gayles
won the womens nationals with a
2-0 victory over the Acadia
Axettes. The University of Alberta
Panda Bears finished third.
The University of Toronto
won the men's title with a 1-0 victory over the McGill Redmen in
another all-eastern final. The
western representative from Alberta finished fifth.
The UBC rowing team travelled to Seattle this past weekend
to compete in the Head ofthe Lake
The UBC lightweight crew
took top honours at the event finishing ahead of second place Oregon and third place Pacific Lutheran.
The heavyweight men were
not as successful managing only a
silver behind the host University
of Washington. The Vikings from
Victoria finished third.
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THE UBYSSEY/11 Election 1988
Vancouver Quadra
The Mulroney Trade Deal
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Now, compare the two leading candidates:
Liberal John Turner
• The Uberalsare saying "free trade but
not this deed." WiH we get another
chance to vote on a liberal free trade
• Mr. Turner, has said "Yes," to NATO's 'first
use of nuclear weapns' policy "Yes," to
Canada's role in the superpowers' arms
• Mr. Turner has never stood up to Socred
Premiers Bennett or vander Zalm on the
financing of universities.
New Democrat Gerry Scott
Against this deal *- Canada cannot
survive free trade with the U.S.
• Canada must move away from, not
into, the nuclear arms race.
New Democrats hove led the fight to
re-establish the pre** 1977 formula:
federal funds for universities must go fo
our universities.
On November 21st,
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T-Birds burn
U of A court
By Chung Wong
Bodies flew but to no avail.
Balls were out of reach for Golden-
bear paws last Friday. The Thunderbird volleyball team exhibited
their elusive offense and deceptive
defense traps as they swept the
University of Alberta 15-5, 15-3,
and 15-8.
When the Thunderbirds flew
in motion up in the air, the 'Bears
could not anticipate where the
balls would be spiked from. Even
their Zenith Data Systems Stat
machine coordinated by Pierre
Baudin, who has a Phd in Computer Science, could not help
As individuals or pairs the
Goldenbears were formidable, but
as a team, they were not. Their
offense was never to be launched.
The versatile formation ofthe
UBC offence left the U of A spellbound. UBC spikes at best were
reflected out of bounds by the U of
A. The leadership of Greg Williscroft, Power of the Thunderbird
squadron, maintained UBC's unbroken momentum in game one.
His deadly spikes found nothing
but open space on the court. UBC
players were constantly in motion.
The intense play of Kelly Bukoski,
just off the injury list, and the slick
inconspicuous quiet touch of the
dark horse, Rob Hill, confused the
Goldenbears all throughout game
When the "Birds flew up the
Bears didn't know what to expect.
An embarassing moment was
logged in sports history when six
bears on the floor were caught
standing still watching a floating
ball touch the ground.
In their defence, the 'Birds set
complex open floor space lures for
the Goldenbear servers. The space
was immediately filled by a blue
shirt the moment a Goldenbear
server blinked as he made contact
with the ball. The U of A discovered the Thunderbird defence to
be an impregnable rampart.
John Keleris came on in Game
2 with a wind of enthusiasm showing his knowledge of physics as he
used both mass and velocity in his
momentous serves. The young
stalwart, however, let a miscue in
Game 3 break his confidence. His
posture and facial expression
showed dejection which gave the U
of A a third wind. Disappointment
defeated the Birds' momentum as
the score closed to 12-8. But the
Birds eventually won because of
fundamental Goldenbear mistakes on the other side ofthe court.
After the game Dale Ohman,
coach ofthe T-Birds for the past 11
years, attributed the shattered
play in game 3 to the fact that he
used everyone off the bench.
"Those guys haven't played
together often so their going to be
a bit sloppy."
When asked about the general style of the T-Bird offense
Ohman said, "It's unpredictable
because we haven't had our starting line up out there together yet
because of injuries. We're trying to
have more sets from the back so
that the other team has trouble
deciding who to block."
In reference to the success of
the team's complicated offense
Ohman said, "We can compete
with any national team. These
guys have been together for five
years so they know each other."
UBC continued their success
on Saturday when they again
drubbed the hapless Golden Bears
three games to one. The Vol-
leybirds travel to Victoria next
weekend to play a pair of games
against the Vikings.
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November 15,1988 Ski 'Birds fly too
fast, face the boot
By Doug Eastwood
The UBC Ski Birds who have
consistently been ranked in the
top 10 of the American circuit
National Collegiate Ski Association, may no longer be eligible to
compete in that association's regional or national championships.
The disturbing news was
originally relayed to Ski "Bird
head coach Arne Lund at the end of
May, however, he chose not to inform members ofthe team until he
had full details on the ruling, so as
not to affect team morale.
Receiving further clarification of the NCSA decision proved
to be extremely difficult. Coach
Lund first heard ofthe new regulations second-hand from a newsletter sent by the ski association's
head office in Milwaukee. In the
newsletter passing reference was
made to "some unfortunate news
for our Canadian friends..."
wherein the new guidelines disqualifying Canadian teams from
competition in all championships
higher than conference level were
set out. UBC and SFU are the
only teams north ofthe 49th parallel who compete in the NCSA.
UBC has been competing
competitively in the US since
1948. In the 1950's it helped found
the Northwest Conference which
was made up of universities from
Oregon, Washington, and BC.
In 1980 the conference became part ofthe NCSA and the Ski
'Birds became full members in the
fledgling association. Naturally
the decision to oust them from
future championships came as
quite a shock.
"I was surprised, especially in
that our notice came in an indirect
memo, that was just bad business.
In fact, the only thing I could think
of that would be tackier would
have been a ransom note," said
In response to a letter of complaint sent by both SFU and UBC,
the NCSA set out some general
reasons for their decision. Included in those reasons is a statement that the association's sponsors do not wish to make corporate
donations when some ofthe money
will be used outside ofthe US.
But Coach Lund does not buy
that and notes most of the sponsors who donate are multinationals who do business in Canada as
well and thus the exposure will be
equally beneficial to them up here.
A second reason given was that
this move would encourage the
formation of an all-Canadian conference. While the idea may be
good, the reasoning is not. Most
Canadian schools do not have an
organized ski program and one of
our better ski teams, SFU, as an
all-American NAIA member
would be unable to compete in a
Canadian conference.
After receiving the reasoning
for the proposed new regulations
the Athletic Directors of both UBC
and SFU sent off a jointly signed
letter of protest. No response was
made to the letter for over four
months, even after follow-up
phone calls were made. In the
mean time at the Northwest Conference meeting in Oregon, a motion of support in favour of future
Canadian participation in championship competition was passed
None of the Ski 'Birds were
surprised by the result. "We're
well liked in our conference, we do
consistently well in competition on
the slopes and we know how to
have a good time afterwards"
commented team member John
Duffy. He remembers at last
year's National Championships in
Minnesota, the T3irds crashed the
stage and sang the national anthem to the delight of the other
skiers who took it a show of good-
natured fun.
Immediately following the
conference vote, another joint
UBC-SFU letter was sent demanding that the NCSA directly
inform the two teams of any future
Ironically, three weeks later
both teams discovered through
second-hand sources that they
had been re-instated as full probationary participants for this season.
At the end of the year both
teams will be required to show the
NCSA why they should be allowed
to continue to compete in that
association. Both teams are confident they will be allowed to continue as full members, but by the
way the NCSA has handled this
issue, many people are wondering
if they should not have to show
cause why they should continue to
regulate collegiate skiing.
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THE UBYSSEY/13 -* sv*:
Socreds face
student wrath
The provincial government cannot refuse to provide
additional money to post-secondary education—not again,
and not this year.
This Socred administration has been rocked by controversy after controversy. Suprisingly, normally vocal students have been relatively silent and patient in regards to
education funding.
To openly reject the present student initiative asking
for government funding to offset tuition increases would
only risk the wrath of another pressure group clamouring
for the government's demise.
UBC sits in a riding which has recently been vacated
by the disgruntled Kim Campbell, and no one has forgotten
Dr. Pat MacGeer, and his legacy of misrepresentation.
To seriously offend a riding in which the education
factor is so important would not just be political folly, for
this administration it would be political suicide.
Furthermore, because of buoyant resource prices and
a tight fiscal policy, the province has put away a bit of a
nest-egg—over $200 million worth. When this money is
eventually doled out, education cannot be forgotten again.
The province cannot refuse the request ofthe students
just because it has so often done in the past decade.
The early 1980's saw post-secondary education take a
thrashing in the name of economic restraint.
The result was that while tuition tripled in price,
student grants decreased—by twenty per cent in actual
1980 dollars.
The responsibility for absorbing increasing education
costs cannot always be absorbed by students. Tuition fees
as a percentage of the university budget have risen from
10.6 percent in 1982-3 to 15.2 percent in 1988.
This economic cost has not been borne without a social
price. As the 1986 AMS report discovered, tuition increases
have a direct impact on student enrolment. This is particularly true of those students who have to re-locate from
remote areas to attend university.
The provincial government has an opportunity improve its public image, and finally gain some points in the
scornful public eye by supporting regional degree granting
institutions, and giving post-secondary education the long
awaited fiscal rewards it is due. But if Socred precedence
counts for anything, it may just mean tightening another
notch on the academic belt.
November 15, 1988
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Weird everybuddy go?" queened Chung Wong. Ted (totally)
Aussem snarled a reply, some bug having crawled deep up his ass.
Truly, it was a quiet evenin'. The kind of quiet that makes folk jist
a little bit suspicious... Suddenly the floodwaters broke! From out
ofthe darkroom, Greg Davis leaped. "Vote for me! Vote for me!" he
screamed. Katherine Monk was heard muttering "Thehz toomahch
GAHvahnmint". Then the awful truth came out: Laura Busheikin
was tortured by sexual desire and had been for many years.
Presently the weight ofthe sand began to effect the organ of sex of
Rick Heibert. Though at first Joe Altwasser did not know what the
strange growing sensations was it was only at the orgasm that he
knew, remembering somebody's description or the description in
his Grandfather's encyclopedia. It was many days before Barb
Wilson discovered how to renew that wonderful sensation. Normal
sexual intercourse does not affect Steve Chan more than other men,
but that, though never frequent, was plain ruin. Doug Konrad filled
Mellissa Melnitzer with loathing of himself. Gordon Clark had
never since childhood kissed a woman's lips. At Hammersmith,
Kevin Harris saw a woman ofthe town, Olivia Zanger, walking up
and down in the empty railway station. Robert Grobberman
thought of offering himself to Franka C. Von-Sprecht but the old
thought came back. "No, I love the most beautiful woman in the
world, Corinne Bjorge." (At this point we would like to thank Yeats
for the inspiration) Mandel Ngan will become as fond of Tracy
Monk and Heather Jenkins during the time of their pregnancy as
Sean Kelly is now of Marilyn Letts. (Thanks Swift).
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Rattle and
I opened my trustworthy copy of the Ubyssey expecting to find a glowing
review of Rattle and Hum.
And sure enough, it was
there. The review, by Chung
Wong, can chiefly be criticized for only mentioning
the film's positive points.
There were negative points;
and, furthermore, they outweigh the positive.
For one, there is no
theme. Unlike the rock concert film Stop Making Sense
there was no progression
from song to song. The Talking Heads began their film
with an empty stage, and
one singer. After the first
song, a musician was added.
After the second, another
band member was added.
This process of adding a
component after each song
continued until the final
song where the stage was
filled with rolling platforms,
backdrops, twenty musicians and singers, a slide
show, and extra lighting.
That film had a theme,
a progression, a continuity
that kept the audience riv-
etted to the screen. U2's film
doesn't appear to have a
theme at all. Their film is
disjointed. Each songis from
a different concert on their
North American tour. This
random appearance doesn't
look like it was done for a
purpose, rather it appears to
be a lazy job done by the
producer and the editors.
They picked a song from this
concert, pulled one from
that concert, added a shallow thirty second interview,
and voila, a movie.
Which is another thing.
The advertisers let the public believe it's going to see a
movie (plot, dialogue,
script), rather than call it for
what it is, a documentary
(live footage, interviews).
The word documentary
would scare away customers, and dip into profits. In
the advertising, the advertisers do not mention what
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type the movie is: whether it
is comedy, drama, rock concert, etc. All they say is, "U2,
Rattle and Hum, opening
November 4th."
I suspect a lot of people
are going to go expecting to
see a movie starring a rock
band, like Purple Rain or A
Hard Days Night were. Instead, they are overcharged
to see a home movie. The advertisers have a poor product: they are relying on the
band's name rather than
making a quality flick to
draw the crowds. And the
less the public knows about
the film, the better the
chances are to make a quick
buck before the public gets
Sure the movie has it's
merits: the black-and-white
photograpghy, the special
lighting effects and the
touching songs with the
harlem choir and B.B. King.
But when you watch what
looks like MTV videos
strung one-after-the-other
for ninety minutes, it's too
long, and at $6.50 a person,
it's too much.
Steve Jones
Arts 4
evolution of
I must respond to Darwin Dewar's letter of November 4 regarding Dr.
Strangway's decision to refuse to allow the Gay Games
the use of University facilities.
Besides labelling himself
a UBC Alumni (and, one
must only suppose, thus
posessing a Sybil-like multiple personality), Dewar
suggests that the Gay
Games are gender-specific
and will permit the participation of men only. It is my
understanding that the
games have events for both
I am also offended that
Mr. Dewar seems to think
that the only thing "worse"
(my term, not his) than the
Gay Games would be "Les
bian Games." In addition to
being sexist, this is another
example of the homophobic
nature of many recent letters to the Ubyssey. I
thought this paper had an
editorial policy not to print
homophobic, sexist (etc.)
letters. I am ashamed of
Julia Denholm
Arts 3
Future Alumna
Free Trade
aids private
Why are social programs not mentioned in the
Canada-US free trade
agreement? That is, why did
the P.C.'s not protect them
exclusively? And, as a reminder, why did the Conservatives recently try to de-
index the Canadian pension
plan? That is, take away the
only protection many seniors have against inflation. I
could go on and on.
The reason is clear and
simple: deep down in the
hearts of Canadian neo-con-
servatism lies their true
political ideology, as it pertains to social programs.
They won't admit it publicly, because it would be
political suicide. But privately, they yearn for the
eventual and total elimination of all social programs,
i.e. UIC, welfare, pensions
and yes—medicare. It's as
simple as that. And unbiased definitions of contemporary conservatism in
Canada backs this up.
Unfortunately, this
new brand of conservatism
tends to make people feel
good. "Oh yea! Someday 111
be a rich conservative."
However, the political elite
conservatives of today
dearly believe in private
enterprise, not free enterprise. Private enterprise
creates wealth for the chosen few; free enterprise is
equal opportunity for all to
create his or her own
The point is: a political
party   should   ONLY   be
judged by the way it treats
ALL the people.
Scott Bramhill
Arts 2
Holy Butthole,
I found Mr. Gysel's review ofthe Butthole Surfers
concert interesting, because
it seems he completely misinterpreted what the band
was all about. His description of "middle American"
traits—xenophobia, mediocrity, apathy and pretension—as seen in such performers as the Osmonds,
was a cruel and subtle blow
to all of us Pat Boone fans,
but he made the mistake of
seeing the Buttholes as
separate from this tradition.
The Surfers were described in terms of their sub-
versiveness to pop-culture
with their abusive, offending message. Yet their message is no more offensive
than The Osmonds in terms
of parading the so-called
"white bread," Middle-
American ideal. Infact, they
represent mediocrity, apathy and pretension reduced
to its purest form, the catch
phrase being "I don't give a
fuck." Does this shock us out
of our "complacent, materialist stupor?" About as
much as Big Mac, I'm afraid.
The fact that Tipper Gore
finds them dangerous simply raises the band to the
status of latter-day Elvises.
In short, if the band was
good entertainment, I'm all
for it, but let's not confuse
these shareholders in the
Music Industry with things
subversive to "Middle
America," for this mistake
only gives the Buttholes a
dignity that would tarnish
their image, not to mention
their marketability to jaded
"Middle Americans." As for
Mr. Gysel's review in general, there is a point where
cynicism becomes empty
self-mockery, and this article passed that point with
miles to spare.
Peter Shklanka
English 4
November 15,1988 Gay Games not a
student issue
What are the 1990 Gay
Games, why are they political, and
who cares anyway? The fast answers are: they are an international sports competition conceived and organized by gay athletic groups, they are political
because other people have made
them so, and a whole lot of people
who have nothing whatever to do
with them seem to care.
The games are not a campus
event. I fail to see how this has
become a student issue at all. In
fact the only connection with UBC
is an intended business transaction to rent facilities that are ordinarily available to the public.
This transaction has run into
problems that originate with social dinosaurs who have strange
ways of thinking. Dr. Strangway
defended his decision by claiming
incorrectly that the games were a
political event. In fact, the games
are intentionally and emphatically not political. It is ironic that
the process of organizing them has
been politicized by the same man
who wrongly identified them as
political in the first place.
Who cares? All kinds of
people, according to recent letters
to the editor of this paper. Religious belief has been called forth to
support this flagrant violation of
the Constitution. Frankly, I find it
utterly useless to address any
argument that begins with the
words "I believe."
A would be sociologist pretends to know what is good for gay
people: integrate with heterosexual society in order to obtain tolerance. Separate events for gay
people should be unnecessary.
In the first place, "should"
has no place in a discussion of
reality. Furthermore, the idea of
tolerating someone as opposed to
accepting them is repugnant.
Finally, all kinds of socially identifiable groups hold sports competitions and social events. Why
would gay people be any different?
Bob Harris
Arts 2
Jesus tolerated,
not Christians
Greg Lanning's response to
T.D. Ciz concerning the virtue of
tolerance was quite incisive with
regards to the lack of tolerance
demonstrated by leading Christian authors such as St. Paul.,
Aquinas, Luther, Calvin and
Where I take issue with Mr.
Lanning is in his statement that
"to be blunt, there is no such thing
as the Christian virtue of tolerance, and there never was." While
I agree that the aforementioned
Christian writers were no great
champions of tolerance, I disagree
with Mr. Lanning's statement
that "Jesus' grim parable of the
withered fig tree blasted into
human submission shows no tolerance in the Gospels." It seems a bit
harsh to condemn Jesus for intolerance based on one parable.
One may argue that some of
Jesus' parables, like that of the
withered fig tree, indicate the
preaching of intolerance, and that
Jesus was actively demonstrating
intolerance when he drove the
money changers and pigeon sellers out of the Temple for buying
and selling there.
However, despite these arguments, one cannot deny that Jesus
taught the most basic doctrines of
tolerance: "turning the other
cheek" (Luke 6.27-31), and "loving
thy neighbour" (Mark 12.28-31).
While I am not precisely sure what
Mr. Lanning means by "our modern idea of tolerance," Webster's
Dictionary defines it: (a) the capacity to endure pain or hardship;
(b) sympathy or indulgence for
beliefs or practices differing from
or conflicting with one's own. Jesus' doctrines of enduring hardship and loving your fellow human
beings whether their beliefs or
practices differ from yours or not
seem to fit the above definition of
While the virtue of tolerance
Politicians hot on environmental issues
Concern for the environment is no longer only
for those who still wear love beads and bell-bottoms.
Damage to the environment in the form of acid
rain, toxic chemicals, fossil fuels, ozone, pesticides
and deforestation has become a hot topic in the
Canadian federal election, perhaps given a boost by
the PCB fire at Saint-Basile-le-Grand.
NDP leader Ed Broadbent has tried to capitalize on this in order to fuel opposition to the free-trade
deal, saying it is
at odds with the
principles of environmental protection." The NDP targeted the mainstream public's awakening anxiety for the well
being of our planet and our children who will inherit
it by running a television ad showing a grandfather
and grandson discussing the future of our environment while strolling beside a lake.
The NDPs program would include an "environmental clean-up fund," a more powerful federal
environmental department and a "crack down" on
industria] water polluters.
liberal leader John Turner has not ignored
photo ops with environmental groups in his campaign and promises to get a "clean air treaty" with
the United States to reduce air pollution across the
border and to clean up the Saint Lawrence, Saint
Clair and Niagara rivers.
Prime Minister Mulroney has wisely moved to
satisfy voters' desire to get involved by promising to
establish a fund for community projects that clean up
or prevent environmental destruction. He also
pledges to clean up the St. Lawrence and the Great
Lakes and pressure the American administration to
reduce acid rain. The Conservatives have also com
mitted to the establishment of a national park at
South Moresby in the Queen Charlottes.
The American presidential candidates were
able to avoid discussing environmental issues, for
the most part, because of the public's live-for-today
attitude and apathy carefully nurtured by big busi
The Canadian candidates must face environ
mental issues because the public has become
alarmed, and a growing feeling of urgency demands
results. A poll conducted last summer by Environics
Research Group showed that 90 per cent of Canadi
ans surveyed believe their health has deteriorated
because of environmental pollution, and 84 per cent
wanted more government action against polluters.
An easy way to confirm this feeling is to look in
the letters section of any newspaper where Canadians of all spheres, not just tree-hugging hippies, are
voicing their concerns for the future of our planet
Sean Kelly
Rock and (sex) roles in the Pit
Dancing to rock music has a comforting way of
taking the edge off one's thoughts. The best place at
UBC to dance yourself into a frenzy is the Pit.
Swaying to the booming rhythms you can soak up
the free-floating eroticism of the Pit while sliding
into a pleasant stupor, your human complexity
safely submerged in a sensuous feast of sounds and
The human drama in the Pit lies with the
singles. A drink in one hand, single men stalk the
perimeter of the
dance floor,
weighing each
woman's   attrac-
tiveness against the risks of rejection. Most women
wait in clusters to be asked to dance. Their grooming
efforts are strikingly disproportionate to those of
men, although men also try to look their casual best.
The Pit works best for flamboyantly cocksure
hunks who think nothing of strutting up to a woman
with the tri test remark in the world. Since women in
the Pit are always outnumbered by men, attractive
women are in positions of power. Some get their ego
strokes primarily from turning down men. It's interesting to observe the path of rejected men as they go
to recover their confidence.
How often a woman gets asked to dance depends on approachability as much as on attractiveness. Men get easily intimidated when pretty
women sit together engrossed in a seemingly animated conversation. Women still do next to none of
the approaching themselves but often dance with
other women. Most new mingling happens well before midnight. Single men would be well-advised to
team up with another man before approaching two
women. To ask only one to dance while leaving the
other behind gets you off to a bad start, triggering
wallflower feelings in one and guilt feelings in the
Many women would also like to talk first, rather
than just dance with a stranger. But the Pit, like
many mingling places, seems designed for the mutual frustration of the sexes. Earsplittdng music
sabotages conversations, and even people with
subtle minds and a winning way with words find
themselves reduced to primal grunts.
At 1:00 a.m., the music stops. When the Pit disgorges its human contents, the single women leave
in all-female clusters while most of the single men
leave alone.
Both men and women had come in search of
human contact, propelled by vague longings for
romance, intimacy or just kudos of attention from
the opposite sex. Perhaps they got someone's phone
number or broke the ice for future encounters, but
more likely they only found temporary escape from
themselves. Now they trot off into the night, bleary-
eyed from the smoke, unsteady from the beer, their
eardrums ringing and their sense of desirability
affirmed or diminished.
Kurt Preinsperg
Philosophy Grad Student
may not have been demonstrated
much by Christians since Jesus'
time, one cannot say that tolerance "never was" a Christian virtue, but only that it was too often
Joe Devoy
Science 2
Ban class ads
Every time I take my seat in
Buch A104,1 ask myself, "Why are
we constantly bombarded with
advertising while sitting in class?"
In particular, I am referring
to the recent arrival of the slick,
decisive and evasive natured posters of the "RICE - Power to Live"
campaign. Furthermore,
AESEUs "Europe" poster hides
little with its suggestive Eifel
Tower and Roman Columns.
Classrooms are to learn in,
not advertise in. I say, ban advertising in  classrooms,  especially
commercially produced material.
Nick Kovac
Political Science
Sedge stripper
not appreciated
It is time for students and the
University as a whole to crack
down on inappropriate and totally
unconscionable public behaviors. I
speak of the disgusting display of
selfishness and disregard for the
rights of others which disrupted
hundreds of students at Sedgewick lounge on November 2.
As my party came out of the
library itself, heading to exams,
we were drawn to the incident by
heavy metal music blaring from
the lounge. To our dismay, a man
was delivering a strip-o-gram.
This indecent spectacle couldn't or
at least shouldn't be lawful, since
it occurred on Sedgewick premises.
Now, one wonders, what right
did the clowns involved have to
disturb others? Just who did they
think they were? Even more infuriating and revolting were the
periodic rounds of applause from
some ofthe long-haired onlookers.
This whole affair was a sad reflection on us all, and it seems that
some of our students have sunk to
new lows of immorality and decadence. A black day indeed for the
university. Have these people no
C. Szabo
Arts 4
Cambell flubs
Just one month ago, Kim
Campbell announced that her sole
reason for entering federal politics
was to stop John Turner and the
Liberals from scrapping the free
trade deal. However on Wednesday, in her speech at UBC she
claimed that John Turner has no
intention of scrapping the deal. If
Kim Campbell believes this to be
true, she is acknowledging something I have believed for some
time—there is no reason for Kim
Campbell to be elected.
M.G. Watson
Law 3
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