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 $135 fee increase
goes before BoG
Jim Rose brings
his show to Vancouver
The Planet and
its stars hit Vancouver
freakin' out since 1918
Homosexual teens get support
by Alan Woo
Members of the BC Teachers' Federation
voted overwhelmingly Monday to examine
how to deal with the issue of homophobia in
BC schools.
The vote came following a contentious
debate at the federation's annual meeting at
the Hyatt hotel downtown.
Federation President Alice McQuade said
Monday the resolution will support students
and provide teachers with resources to understand the realities for homosexual youth.
In her nearly 20 years in the classroom,
she said, "I didn't necessarily have training in
how to deal with homophobic incidents, and I think that's one of the
things we have to do."
But other teachers said mey
were disappointed with the result.
Erma Vietorisz, a teacher from
Coquitlam who has opposed
motions on support for homosexual students in the past, said she
thought the resolutions missed the
point.
"We could have done a lot more
for a lot more students," she told
the media after the vote. "I have
put amendments forward to deal with harassment, to deal with victimisation, to deal with
teenage suicide for all students. But we're
now focusing on one group."
The vote came after more than 200 gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
and their supporters protested outside the
Hyatt Sunday afternoon to show their support
for the addressing of gay issues in schools.
Barbara Findlay, one of the rally coordinators, said the purpose of the protest was to
FAMILY VALUES: Vancouverites rally against homophobia in BC schools.
ALAN WOO PHOTOS
demonstrate to teachers at
the  convention  "that their
decisions about what to do
"about homophobia in schools really matter.
[The decisions] will affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students for the rest of
their lives."
A number of emotional speeches were
given to the crowd and media. Cora Wagner
told the audience, "Kids need to grow up tolerant and accepting of others' differences,
whether they're racial, religious, gender
specifics or because of sexual orientation. We
need to stop homophobia before it can devel
op. The best way to combat homophobia is
through education and the time to start is
now."
Publicly out Grade 11 Maple Ridge student, Romi, said "This is not special rights.
This is human rights."
As the teachers came out of the building
for a breather, they were handed "high
school stories" from the people in the crowd,
as well as a fact sheet on queer youth and a
pride sticker to wear on their name tags.
Many of them were very supportive; one
even commented, "It's really great~ that
[they're] here."«>
Student housing still not in OCP student rep warns
by Todd Silver
Students may continue to have limited access to
housing under the university's proposed
Official Community Plan, despite concerns
voiced by the Greater Vancouver Regional
District
Last fall, the GVRD told the university its
Official Community Plan would not be accepted
until it developed strategies to ensure that 50
percent of the housing would go towards faculty, staff and students at UBC.
But Ruta Fluxgold, Alma Mater Society vice-
president and the only student representative
on the OCP housing subcommittee, said there is
still not enough attention is being paid to students' housing needs.
"I am the only student on the committee,
while a lot of the other representatives come
from [development] companies," she said.
UBC's Director of Housing and Conferences
Mary Risebrough, who also sits on the subcommittee, said one of the problems has been that
the advisory hoard has had problems finding
students with the time to participate.
money in endowment fund
"I always like student representatives, if
there could be more, I would welcome more,"
she said.
The important thing to
remember, said
Risebrough,  is that the
committee does not have
the power to rewrite the
OCP. It can only provide a
possible strategy for the
university to follow.
"The plan is finished,
and it has been through
third reading and is heading  for  its  final  reading
before adoption. It is not
whether if the 50 percent is
the right number, that policy
is already in there," she said.
No concrete plans have
been formalised by the committee yet; only three of the
four scheduled meetings have been held. The
fourth meeting will be held Wednesday.
Risebrough said that so far the meetings
residents by the
10,000 more
year 2021
to approximately
1 billion
Development would include-
.residential subdivisions
•a school
.community centre
•shopping district
.85 percent of current campus
housing goes to studen^e
the OCP. that figure would fall to
iptent over the next 30year,
have focused on the figures needed to come up
with a strategy; the real meat of the plan being
determined at the final meeting.
"We are trying to determine
how many units would be projected, how many people work
at UBC, what are the target markets at UBC, and would students be interested in renting a
room from someone who
owned market housing," she
explained.
Fluxgold said that while
unlimited student access to
new housing is an unrealistic
goal,  she  questioned how
much of the proposed housing will be directed towards
faculty and staff, and how
much will actually be available for student use.
"The focus has been on the faculty and staff,
but the faculty and staff are more able to afford
living off-campus while students are less able to
do so," she said. ♦
Senate delays
decision on
student BoG rep
 by Kersi Regelous   j
_ j
The suspense continues for two j
would-be student Board of I
Governors (BoG) representa- j
tives. ;
Senate elections committee   ;'
has postponed a decision" on   •
holding a second recount of this
year's ballots for student BoG
representative. j
Results from this year's student elections in January originally gave one of the two student BoG seats to Jeff Meyers by
a margin of just 10 votes over    I
candidate Kera McArthur. The   [
other student BoG seat was won   1
easily by David Borins.
Because of the close result ;
and allegations of elections j
irregularities, AMS Ombud- !
sperson Michael Curry recom- .
mended the ballots for the BoG
vote be recounted.
The recount, conducted on
March 6, reversed the original
outcome, placing McArthur two
votes ahead of Meyers who has
been serving on BoG since
January.
Meyers has appealed the ;
recount to the senate elections [
committee. j
According to Chris Gorman, I
student senator-at-large, the |
coinmittee_Jias_ sought legal :
advice, and are sicl'icnlrig-iHput-^.
from other BoG candidates. -'
In the meantime, Meyers ■*
will continue to represent the V:
interests of students at the next ^
BoG meeting. '{,
Meyers has expressed con-.r.',
cern about the length of time jj
the Senate has taken to address 'J
the recount issue, saying in an ;;
interview earlier this month .
that the delay interferes with .
student representation on the '
BoG while important issues are
being addressed by the body.     : ;
But Richard Elpencer, UBC's ^
Registrar and Secretary to ^
Senate said some elapsed time S
is inevitable in this kind of|.
process. - >;
'You can't just make thisfe;
stuff happen immediately. Once i;j
we get an appeal, we have to call $.;
the committee together and ffiatj|l
takes time," he said.        •  -.'•■-" 5.5
The senate elections commit-4*'
tee will next assemble on Marchf-Si
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UBC president and students worlds apart
by Stanley L. Tromp
UBC PRESIDENT David Strangway.
RICHARD LAM PHOTO
In what some thought was a belated effort to mend some fences
before his 12-year term ends this
July,    UBC    President    David
Strangway held  a rare  public
meeting with about 40 students
last week.
Strangway smiled throughout
the meeting, but looked somewhat   distraught   as   students
used the opportunity to criticise
his performance as president.
One student complained, "On
your record of being available
to students, you just made a
-   joke   about   not   returning
.    phone  calls.  To  me,  that's
completely offensive."
Strangway replied, "I don't
return calls to lots of people. I
get hundreds of calls a day. I
don't select groups not to return
calls to."
Strangway seemed  angry
only when he denounced the
provincial  government for
the pressure it had exerted
on him. "The level of intervention   there    is   just
beyond belief. I got calls
from    people    asking,
'What are you going to
do about your medical
school teaching abortion?'  Ministers  and
deputies  rotate,  each
with their own agenda,
and they threaten to cut
our budget if we don't do
what they want. The saving
grace is that there is some
diversity and you  can wait
them out."
And for that comment,
Aaron Delany, president ofthe
Political   Science    Students
Association (PSSA), the group that
sponsored the meeting, scolded
him.
"You say, when you retire, that
the one thing you're going to bitch
about is that the one democratically elected actor in the decisionmaking process was a pain in the
ass. That's horrifying. Are you fun-
damentally
opposed to the
democratic
process at this
institution?" he
asked.
"Of course
not," Strangway
replied. "But universities should
have autonomy,
they should not
be dictated to. Over the centuries
that we've had universities, the
use of the senate and boards of
governors have provided an im
mense amount of checks and balances, and we have done a wonderful job for our society."
Another issue Strangway was
asked about was his stance on the
Gay Games. In 1990 it was reported that Strangway did not want the
Gay Games to be held at UBC
because he considered homosexuality "abnormal." When asked to
elaborate, Strangway said he
never used that word and had only
meant to say that homosexuals
could stay with the "normal" or
regular games. "I am very sympathetic to the issues of gays and I
think they're quite normal," he
said.
That Strangway's long absences during fundraising trips
and other tours had created a
"lack of leadership" at UBC was
also an issue to some students.
The president responded, "Some
of my predecessors bragged that
they never left the campus. Well, I
don't think you can have a president like that today. So you spend
your time in the business community, in Victoria, Ottawa, Toronto.
You have to delegate to VPs and
deans."
"Some of my predecessors
bragged that they never left the
campus. Well, I don't think you
can have a president like that
today. You have to delegate/'
David Strangway
UBC President
Calling the university system
an "inverted hierarchy, which is
not the usual way of describing
it," Strangway said students were
at the top, with levels of department heads, deans and vice-presidents below them. These lower
levels may hold more power, he
said, but they have less freedom
to do research and teaching,
"which is what a university is all
about."
To a student who worried
about growing corporate influence at UBC—prompting Strangway to chuckle, "especially the fact
that I'm on some of their boards,
eh?"—the president suggested the
real influence may run in the
other direction. "Though people
don't like the university-corporate
linkage, by and large [corporations] will buy into your vision,"
he said.
The president has scheduled
no further meetings with UBC
students. ♦
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Gov't not keeping green promises
by Samer Muscat.
OTTAWA (CUP)—Making environmental promises is easy for the federal government but keeping them is a different story, according to a mw report by (Canada's
environmental commissioner.
One of fee government's main problems is implementing their green objectives and meeting targets for key programs, said Environmental Auditor General
Brain Emmet, in his inaugural report released March 5.
After reviewing 42 existing federal audits, Emmet found 70 percent of them
had problems with the implementation of environmental measures.
Tlie report comes on the heels of anew poE that found nine in ten Canadians
were troubled by the state of the environment with most serious concern over
global warming.
Students stage 'virtual' sit-in
by Pete Brieger
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of students at the University of Western Ontario have broken new ground by ar&-
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Dave Tompims, president of Western's student council, has developed a web
page on the Internet that allows sti^nts to engage ma'virtual sit-in.'
Students can join the 'sit-m' by cHoking on one of am array of happy faces that
appear on-screen, their names added to the list of protesters 'ocscnpying' the president's office. An e-mail, including a list of demands, is then sent to UWO president Paul EJavenport
As of last week, there were 83S students 'ciciaupjing' Davenport's office.
Tompkins sees the virtual sit-in as a compromise, integrating a non-confronta-
tional stance with the recognition of a need for protest
'Western is not what it was five to ten years ago, but is stOl a very conservative
university. I'm not sure my council would have endorsed a physical sit-in,* said
Davenport's reaction to the virtual sit-in has been positive.
'He appreciates the fact that it is being done in a civil way,' explained Dalin
Jameson, Davenport's assistant
Reform bill would legislate
women's consumption
by Craig Saunders
VICTORIA (CUP)-Women who drink while
pregnant could spend up to a year behind
bars if Reform MP Keith Martin has his way.
Martin, MP for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca,
recently introduced a private member's bill
that would make it illegal for pregnant
women to consume "certain substances."
"It would enable the courts to put women
that have been using significant quantities of
a damaging substance into a treatment facility for up to a year," Martin explained, adding
that the intent of the bill was to prevent
women from causing long-term
damage to their unborn children.
The bill, however, would not
apply to women who plan to have an
abortion.
The bill is a response to the high
number of children born with fetal
alcohol syndrome (FAS), according to Martin.
He said treating and caring for children
affected by F.AS "costs society millions of dollars for each individual...somebody has to do
sorneming for these kids."
He refuted the notion that more spending
on treatment programs is a better solution,
because "there are individuals who will
refuse treatment."
But not everyone agrees with Martin.
Sherry McLeod of the University of
Victoria's Family Health Centre said criminalising is never the answer. "It doesn't prevent women from becoming drug addicted,"
she said.
The complex problems of FAS and alcohol
addiction can't be solved by Martin's bill,
McLeod added.
"Reform is just reactionary and quick to
blame and punish," she said. "Most parties
like to simplify issues and don't want to deal
with the complex issues."
McLeod also worried the bill will change
the definition of "child" under Canadian law.
The bill defines "child" as being "every fetus
that its mother does not have a fixed intention to abort."
The concern about this definition stems
from fear that it could be interpreted as giving rights to the unborn. Martin, however, is
quick to point out he is "pro-choice," so there
should be no concern.
Dr. Margot Young, an assistant professor
of law at UVic, said the bill would disproportionately target poor women.
"It catches a certain public hysteria...one
that is not necessarily valid," she said.
Reform is just reactionary and
quick to blame and punish/'
-Sherry McLeod
UVic Family health centre
Young was also angry the bill focuses on
the fetus, while ignoring the rights of women.
There is also concern about the apparent separation of fetus and mother into two separate
beings, antagonistic to each other.
"It's irresponsible," said Young. "It doesn't
move our understanding of the situation of
these women in any sort of constructive way."
Young said she would rather the government address the conditions that lead women
into addiction, such as poverty.
Even though the bill will likely never be
debated in the House of Commons, Martin
said his intent is to foster debate on the subject.
Young, remains sceptical however. She
questions what kind of positive debate can
come from a bill that places a greater importance on imprisoning women than treating
them.
"In terms of fostering some kind national
debate...that's a hypocritical statement,"
Young said. "It's a mean piece of legislation.**
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Fee fight intensifies as
BoG considers increases
by Ian Gunn
The argument between UBC's student societies and administration over proposed increases in mandatory ancillary
fees is heating up. The proposed fee increase, about $135
for full-time undergraduate students, will be voted on at
this Thursday's Board of Governors (BoG) meeting.
• Student leaders say they hope the Minister of Education,
Paul Ramsey, will reverse the increases.
'I think he will say no,' said AMS Coordinator of
External Affairs Shirin Foroutan. 'The Ministry has been
really, really supportive in the past and I don't think they
are going to let us down now. They have clearly said there
needs to be student input in these decisions.'
Last May UBC's Board of Governors approved ancillary
fee increases for the 1996/97 year only to have then-
Minister Moe Sihota reverse the decision, saying they were
not in the spirit of the NDP's tuition fee freeze.
Last week Sihota's successor, Paul Ramsey, reiterated
that the government would hold UBC to the same standard
this year.
"The ininistry has a series of guidelines for ancillary
fees,' said Michael Lancaster, spokesperson for the
Ministry of Education Skills and Training, 'and the
Minister has said clearly that he will apply them this year.'
The guidelines clearly state that there needs to be student consultation on new fees and fee increases.
The university administration
thinks it is.
'We certainly feel that we have tried
to abide by the guidelines,' said Maria
Klawe, UBC's vice-president of student
affairs.
Particularly with the proposed new
$90 student technology fee, she said,
'there has been significant student
input about the level of the fee, what
the fee will be used for and how the
funds will be allocated.
'The proposal that is going to the
Board of Governors on Thursday is significantly different from what I and
others had originally envisioned. And
its different because of what students
have told us,' Klawe said in an interview Monday.
The AMS, however, rejects claims of
student consultation out of hand.
'Students just weren't adequately
consulted,' Foroutan said.
"We have asked repeatedly for a
binding student referendum on the
increases, which the university says it
simply cannot agree to.
'And now [Dr.
"We have asked repeatedly for a binding student referendum on the increases, which the
university says it simply cannot agree to."
Shirin Foroutan
AMS Coordinator of External affairs
Ramsey will examine the increases after they have been
passed by BoG, Lancaster said, to decide whether they will
be approved.
'[The Minister's] decision will depend on whether he
feels the university is within the ancillary fee guidelines."
Klawe] says that her [student forums]
show there is a student support here.
How can we show support when we
don't even know it is going on?'
A series  of administration-sponsored meetings with students earlier
this month on the fee proposals saw
fewer than 20 students attend any of
the four sessions.
Klawe said she was not happy with the turnout, but those
students who did attend were well informed. The attendance, she said, speaks to a communication problem on
campus which goes far beyond the issue of fees.
STUDENT FEES INCREASES sparked a protest last week outside Koerner Library
which drew the attention of Campus Security, richard lam photo
'If I stop a random student on campus and ask them
about these fees increases, the random student will not
know a great deal about them. But that will be the same if I
ask them who the president ofthe AMS is," she said.
The AMS is not waiting for either the BoG decision this
Thursday or the Minister's verdict; the lobbying effort with
Victoria has already begun in earnest.
In a March 13 letter to the Minister of Education, AMS
Policy Analyst Desmond Rodenbour wrote that 'the [society
has] requested that you block the creation of new ancillary
fees at UBC (and increases to existing fees) until we can create protocol with the university regarding these fees. I urge
you to take such action now." ♦
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That Kula Shaker is decidedly retro cannot be denied. These guys hark
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help but feel one has somehow entered a timewarp back to the days of
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world. Throw in a bit of Beatles, very early Pink Floyd, Moody Blues,
Traffic, Yardbirds and a tribute to Jerry Garcia and you'll know where
Kula Shaker are coming from.
I daresay this intense revisitation of Flower Power, London style, was
inevitable. The children of them fuggin' hippies are revisiting the era
with a vengeance. Which is not to say that Kula Shaker ain't worth a spin
or two on the ol' CD player. They do what they do very well — better than
the originals, in fact. It's just that I prefer listening to something new,
rather than something recycled.
For my money, the best tl .irk i^
the much more modern,   I ml
psychedelic Bhangra number
'Govinda.' This is one song     :-,.
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soulful and reflective of the early, formative years of the man who brought reggae, from its humble beginnings
in Kingston, to the whole world.
Listening to Soul Almighty makes it pretty easy to pick out the musical styles which ultimately gave birth to reggae. Surprisingly, American
music a la Motown has wielded as much influence over the formation
of Bob Marley's music as the much livelier ska music which dominated
the clubs of Kingston throughout the '60s.
Of course, reggae Bob-Marley-style was always more easy-listening
American pop than heavy Jamaican dub, laid back, sweet soul music with
a dash of funk to liven up the mix. If one listens closely enough to Soul
Almighty, one can hear echoes of Little Stevie Wonder and Smoky
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March 21
A Multicultural Campus
is an Inclusive Campus
11:00 am
Women of Colour Mentoring Group
Speaking from experiences
12:00 pm
Yvonne Brown, Faculty of Education
Racism as an Object of
Scholarly Inquiry
Faculty Response Panel
Dr. Daniel Birch, VP Academic
Dr. Sharon Kahn, Assoc. VP., Equity
Janice Robinson, Housing
1:30 Dramatic Poetry and Theatre
2:30 Video; Ngugi Wa Thiong'o:
Decolonizing the Mind
Displays all day from multicultural
societies and of anti-racism poetry
Student Union Bldg.,
Rms214,216
Presented by the
UBC Committee for a
Culturally Inclusive Campus
For imnformation call: 822-6353
Something freaky this way comes
by James Bainbridge
Jim Rose Circus Show
Mar 15 at Graceland
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For much of the show I couldn't look - but I had to. This
spectacle uniquely appeals to the dark underbelly ofthe human
psyche, the part that digs horror movies and used to burn
insects with a magnifying glass when it was young. These people are not only proud to be freaks — they are very, very good at
it. ♦
Before the show, Graceland had its usual cheesy
atmosphere, except the dance floor now hosted
stationary people and the masked weirdos and
obese women on the painted stage set gave the
club a sinister edge.
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Then the lights
dimmed and a twisted
voice boomed from
huge speaker banks, by
turns enthralling and
disgusting the packed
venue as people stood
on anything they could
to witness the ensuing
catalogue of horrors.
Jim Rose was a powerful ringmaster, revelling in his freak show
every last gruesome detail and inviting audience members up to lie
hypnotised, to grind his face into broken glass and to feed Thv
Enigma live insects.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Public
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Meetings
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neighbouring community
on UBC's role in
APEC '97
and its impact on the campus and community
Thursday, March 27, 1997
• 12:45-2pm, Angus 100, 2053 Main Mall
• 7-9pm, IRC#6, 2194 Health Sciences Mall
For further information on the meeting call Carolyn McLean, UBC
APEC Office, 822-2080; fax 822-1936; e-mail apec@unixg.ubc.ca
More traditional stunts were mixed with Mexican sumo
wrestling, razor blade regurgitation, and Mr. Lifto, the
man who chained a concrete block to his nipples, two irons
to his penis and a car battery to his tongue and defied gravity with them all — only to have fireworks strapped to him
and ignited. The climax of audience participation came
with balaclava-clad chainsaw stuntmen running round the
packed room. "If they get too close to you, scream!" was the
safety measure.
AN UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE Mr.Lifto demonstrates his talents, richelle rae photo.
BLOWING UP CONDOMS Engima shows us that the
nose is for more than picking, richelle rae photo.
"He's got hair in places monkeys don't!" The Enigma is tattooed from head to toe and has surgically implanted horns growing out of his head. They're seriously committed, A while ago
Rose broke his back trying to motorbike jump 26 cows, and the
only tiling he worried about while recovering was his circus. In
this dark circus, the people are the tricks.
THUD thud JIGGLE JIGGLE two female Sumo wrestlers
get up close and personal richelle rae photo
The Enigma performed good
old-fashioned sword-swallowing,
though apparently this sword
was one inch longer than the
world record, followed by the
slightly more novel approach of
transvestite wrestling. Instead of
merely holding his opponent
down, the winner had to keep a
certain part of his anatomy in his
enemy's mouth for 3 seconds.
The victorious Rubber Wrestler
then forced his disgustingly flexible body through the head of a
tennis racquet.
•   •
The Ubyssey mil be holding editorial elections for the 1997/98 publishing year in the next month, and all
staff members are entitiled to vote in those elections. To be a staff member, you must have contributed
to at least three issues of the newspaper this term, and have attended three of five consecutive staff
meetings during the term. Those contributors who cannot attend staff meetings can have that provision
waived and should see the Coordinating Editor. The following list shows the names of people appearing in
the masthead this term with the number of contributions. If you think your name is missing from the list
or is incorrect, please see the Coordinating Editor as soon as possible.
Three or more
contributions
Desire Adib
Faith Armitage
Bruce Arthur
Federico Barahona
Andy Barham
Theresa Chaboyer
Peter Chattaway
Wesley Chiang
Charlie Cho
Penny Cholmondeley
Joe Clark
Alison Cole
Wolf Depner
Irfan Dhalla
Sarah Galashan
Ian Gunn
Scott Hayward
Paul Kamon
Mauran Kim
Richard Lam
Peggy Lee
Emily Mak
Afshin Mehin
Tara Murphy
Chris Nuttall-Smith
Sarah O'Donnell
Cecelia Parsons
Christine Price
Douglas Quan
Richelle Rae
Neal Razzell
Casey Sedgeman
Loretta Seto
Todd Silver
Wah Kee Ting
Stanley Tromp
Janet Winters
Robin Yeatman
John Zaozirny
Two contributions
Marina Antunes
Normie Chan
Tanya Dubick
Noelle Gallagher
Andrea Gin
Namiko Kunimoto
Rachana Razaida
Jim Rowley
Martin Schobel
Geoff Urton
Jamie Woods
One contribution
Chris Allison
Sam Arnold
Tessa Arnold
Clare Atzenna
James Bainbridge
David Ball
Sarah Barr
Craig Bavis
John Bolton
Mike Botnick
Andrea Breau
Paul Champ
Lisa Chen-Wing
Sandra Cheung
Jo-Ann Chiu
Jim Couley
Leanne Drumheller
Tom Eccleston
Andy Ferris
David George
Shelley Gornall
Claudia Hanel
Ricky Heffernan
Kalev Hunter
Melinda Jette
Ron Kertesz
Donovan Keuhn
Amanda Kobler
Ben Koh
Nil Koksal
Chris Lee
Julia Lees
Christopher Lees
Anna Liu
David Mak
Melanie Nagy
David Nevin
Chidi Olhove
Elsa Roque
Doug Sanders
Craig Saunders
Michael Standingwolf
Sarah Wallbank
Jessica Ware
Jennifer Wiebe
Jessica Wooliams
Alan Woo
Ed Yeung
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stunt your growth, read the ubyssey 8   TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1997
THE UBYSSEY
Rude & smelly,,
"But not offensive
Bloodhound Gang—One Fierce Beer Coaster
[Ceffen]
Yeah, man! This is like a totally awesome CD! With some
great fuckin'-A songs just made for banging heads with
yer air guitar! Take it from vers truly, Guns n Roses with
baaaad attitude couldn't be worse! From the opening
chords of 'Kiss Me Where It Smells Funny' to the dying
notes of 'Reflections of Remoh,' this CD really rocks! And
just in case you thought the Gang didn't have a sensitive
side; there's the thoughtful ballad 'I Wish I Was Queer So
I Could Get Chicks.' Truly something for everyone.
— Andy Barham
Big Rude JAKE-Blue Pariah [Canadian Heritage]
Every half-decade or so, some group of artsy fartsy
types tries to revive the jazz era. Everybody associated
with this 'new trend in the making' gets all hot and
bothered about it: record company execs and promoters get behind it for reasons known only to themselves,
the band's mums and dads and grannies get behind it
because it's the music they remember from their youth,
and the rest of us make polite noises and otherwise
ignore it. Consequently, this pointless attempt to revive
a long forgotten fad sinks like a stone, to be completely
forgotten until the next gang of artsy fartsy types discovers the Jazz Era. Big Band, Jive, Swing, Dixieland,
you name it, someone has tried, or will try, to revive it.
This year's version is Big Rude Jake. There are a few
cuts on Blue Pariah suitable for easy-listening background music when studying, and a few cuts would
probably be a lot of fun live—especially for those fortunate enough to know how to dance to them. The CD is
polished and well executed and musically interesting
enough to spin a few times on your CD player. But it
does belong to another era, an era which, despite
repeated efforts to bring it back, ain't gonna make it.
— Andy Barham
Ping, pang, pong and Puccini
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TURANDOT
AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE
Mar 18,20,22,24, 27, 29
by Tom Eccleston
The Vancouver Opera captivated a
capacity crowd in its production of
isgiacomo  Puccini's |gr,and opera
..dot.
"Transporting "the "audience"
into the realm of fairy tales,
*': Louis   Samemnd's  highly
spirited  conducting led
the first-rate orchestra in
marvejiiasly inspired
playing||jptable werj§,
the w|§fi and ]Stf|jj
cussian  sections,
with special credit to the brass in
< their majestic
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strongly held the rhythmic integrity but,
unfortunately, the pitched gongs were at
times noticeably flat. More string sound
was necessary at times to warm the balance between the strings and the large
wind complement.
Singing the title role, American soprano Mary Jane Johnson was breathtaking as
the icy princess. American tenor Craig
Sirianni (Calif) and a marked performance
by American bass Chester Parton (Timur)
were both enjoyable. The sensation of the
stage was Canadian soprano Liping Zhang
(Liu), who from her early aria, 'Signore,
ascolta,' charmed the audience with her
sweetly lyrical voice. The chorus, especially the children's section, was well prepared by Canadian director Lesli Uyeda.
The stage design was disappointing.
The sparse set resembled a fire escape,
consisting mainly of black stairs and
metal railings with a couple of wooden
chairs and tables; this was an attempt at
authentic Puccini, reflecting the
Eurocentric perception of the exotic
Orient. The characters Ping, Pang, Pong
were astounding in their ten-foot-high
rolling costume contraptions. The masterful lighting, which included slide
images on the backdrop, compensated
for the emptiness of the stage.
As with Carmen and Jenufa, this latest
Vancouver Opera production is extremely spartan and underworks the stage.
Although the set design, costumes, and
drama were visually tame, this Turandot
was striking because of the sensational
music of orchestra, chorus and soloists
like. ♦
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Would you like to see your event here? Please
contact Faye Samson, AMS Communications
Coordinator, at 822-1961 or email at
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QUESTIONS? call 822-9876 10 THE UBYSSEY, FEBRUARY 10, 1997
ubyssey
March 18, 1997 • volume 78 issue 41
Editorial Board
Coordinating Editor
Scott Hayward
News
Ian Gunn and Sarah O'Donnell
Culture
Peter T. Chattaway
Sports
Wolf Depner
National/Features
Federico Araya Barahona
Photo
Richard Lam
Production
Joe Clark
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Alan Woo stepped carefully into the cave
as Todd Silver brandished his flashlight.
"Look!" Kersi Regelous exclaimed, pointing,
with delight. Stanley Tromp knelt down and
gingerly fingered the sharp-edged piece of
clay. "Do you know what this means?" Matt
Green cried. Paul Kamon nodded soberly,
wondering if he could capture this moment
on film forever. Tom Eccleston scanned the
walls for music notes, while James
Bainbridge scoured the shadows for skeletons with horns. Alas, no luck; all he found
were the pulverised remains of Andy
Barham, garbed in white and trapped
beneath a boulder the size of Wolf Depner.
Geoff Urton flashed his light even deeper into
the cave, then stopped dead. His abrupt stillness caught the eye of Bruce a^irthur, who
whispered to Richelle Rae, 'Do you think he
found it?" Joe Clark was too excited to remain
still — he leapt over Ian Gunn and ran into
the shadows. "Watch out!" Afshin Mehin
cried, but it was too late; Sarah O'Donnell grimaced at the sound of shattered pots. "Well,
there goes the neighbourhood," said Federico
Barahona. Peter T. Chattaway felt about for
the body, then squealed with delight when his
hand brushed against the scrolls. Scott
Hayward held it up for Christine Price to
read, and she, standing on Richard Lam's
back, announced, "This is the last will and
testament of John Zaozirny ... "
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Where were you when the lights went out?
The development of the university's
Official Community Plan continues to
keep students in the dark. The housing
subcommittee is no exception, although it
does not have the power to write any concrete changes into the plan, it is an advisory board. Unfortunately, it appears to
be a developer-friendly body; AMS Vice-
President Ruta Huxgold is its only student
representative.
Time and time again, those involved in
the OCP have demonstrated they are
more concerned with the amount of capital in the endowment fund than with the
maintenance of the university as an environment of learning. Repeated calls to
build up a sorely lacking sense of community at UBC—which, given the university's isolated location, should not be an
impossible task—go unheard in favour oi
'residential sub-divisions and shopping
districts.'
And when the development is built,
keep in mind that the current committee
can only recommend 'alternative strategies" to fulfill the goals set out by the
Greater Vancouver Regional District.
With the current level of student consultation, there is little doubt that when the
OCP is implemented, students can
expect little in the way of affordable
housing.
The GVRD set out the guideline—and
this is only a guideline—that 50 percent of
all new housing ought to go to faculty,
staff and students of the university. But
students, apparently, are the least of the
university's concerns. To fulfill this goal,
one "alternative" the committee is considering would be to try to convince those
letters
who already live in the development—and
who presumably purchased their homes
at market value—to come and join our
university community. Such a move
would sidestep the whole point of the
guideline, which was supposed to ensure
affordable housing for those with some
claim to the land being developed.
The endowment fund cannot be the
priority of those making a decision which
will forever change the very landscape of
the university. And with the effect that
environment has on a community's social
make-up, any development is of paramount concern to every student at the
university.
Mary Risebrough told The Ubyssey that
she would welcome more student involvement in the committee; students should
take her up on that. ♦
Students don't
want higher fees
The claim in Friday's Ubyssey—
that student apathy during the
ancillary fee forums should be
interpreted as implicit support
for the proposed increases—is
disturbing.
Anyone who has actually
talked to students knows that students want a referendum over
the fee hikes. Instead, student
apathy should be interpreted as a
rebuff to the administration's
lame consultation process.
Students knows a genuine consultation from a token one. We
know that the decision to raise
fees will not take student opinion
into account.
During the debate over tuition
hikes for international graduate
students, faculty and students
were united in their opposition
to the increase. They sent over
700 letters and collected more
than 2000 signatures, but the
administration did not listen to
their concerns. This administration systematically refuses to
take into account the views ofthe
UBC community. Is it any surprise that student apathy is the
result? President Strangway says
that he believes in an inverted
hierachy where he is at the bottom, and students are at the top.
Perhaps he should look up
from time to time and listen to
management...
Students must also take some
responsibility. It is true that genuine democracy at UBC would
encourage participation, but we
must also realise that without
increased participation, we will
never achieve democracy.
Jonathan Oppenheim
Physics Grad Studies
AMS doesn't
want higher fees
As the AMS Coordinator of
External Affairs, I would like to
respond to the comments made
by Maria Klawe in the Friday
March 7 issue of The Ubyssey
regarding ancillary fees.
Dr. Klawe states that she took
it as a sign of support from students that there was a low
turnout at the Administration's
"traveling information panels"
regarding ancillary fees. The
guidelines set forth by the
Provincial Government clearly
state that the University must
engage in a consultation process
with students to inform them of
any proposed ancillary fees.
The only noticeable effort
made to advertise the Administration's consultation period was through The Ubyssey.
With all due respect Dr. Klawe, I
cannot believe that with all the
resources at hand, that enough
effort was placed in informing
students of your "traveling"
panel.
When I spoke to Dr. Klawe, I
asked her why the panel avoided
the largest gathering of students—namely the SUB—on their
two week road trip. She responded by telling me that the "Your
UBC Forum" held months ago
already covered that ground. In
addition, I asked her why her
office didn't think to contact the
constituencies or clubs to let
them know that the event was
taking place. No clear response
was given.
My message to Dr. Klawe is
that in order to be certain that
students are in support of your
project, they have to know what
the project is. Namely, communicate to your students. If the
Administration is so sure that
these fees are needed, why will
they not make the appropriate
efforts to consult students?
One of my goals this year as
an AMS Executive is to broaden
the lines of communication
between the AMS membership
and the UBC Administration.
Then why wasn't even a phone
call made to' the AMS to let us
know of the plans? I truly hope
that the University shares my
firm belief that an informed student body is an effective student
body.
At this point, the Administration has left students little
choice but to join the efforts of
the Graduate Student Society
this Thursday at 12:30pm outside the Old Administration
Building, to show protest against
the fees.
Shirin Foroutan
AMS Coordinator of
External Affairs
More letters pg. 11...
Canada Post Publications Sales Agreement Number 0732141     ; THE UBYSSEY, MARCH 18, 1997    11
Tasteless ads in
Koerner library
On Sunday the 16th of March I
went into the Koerner Library to
study, and I found the wings and
other sections of the library littered with signs naming them
after corporate donors. I found
the advertising tacky, tasteless,
and upsetting.
I am not usually tlie type of
person to get angry over such
issues as corporate involvement.
In these tough economic times
corporate donations are sometimes a necessary evil that allows
things to happen that normally
wouldn't. I am also not against
recognition of these donations,
perhaps with a discrete plaque
that thanks the donor for their
generosity. What I am against,
and what makes me sick is the in
your face advertising that I can't
get away from every time I sit
down to study. It's just wrong.
Why should anyone have to be
continually reminded that without Shell and the Nova Scotia
bank they would not have access
to a proper education?
I urge you to do the right thing
and take down such signs before
you discourage even more people
from making use of such a fine
building that would have made
Walter C. Koerner proud. A university library should not be one
big advertisement.
Paul Kundarewich
Planet Lollipop
Two teenagers, wearing too much
make-up, sitting next to me in the
skytrain, so happy they made it.
Right now, though, they're tired.
They stood for seven hours outside Planet Hollywood, hoping to
catch a glimpse of a star. They
could've watched the whole thing
on TV, but they had to see it in person—stars look different    	
on TV. "Arnold's so big,"
says one of them, sigh
ing, clearly in awe.
The two guys from
Surrey standing by the;
door seem to agree. But,
unlike the teenagers,
they didn't have to wait.
They got there late
and pushed their way
through crowd to see
Will Smith chilling with
the lucky girls standing
in first row. The Surrey
guys are kind of surprised at how black
Smith really is—he looks
lighter on TV.
I'm thinking, the sun always
shines on TV, and I almost want to
say something when they get
off the train and I lose my
chance.
something big.
"It's gonna be big," says a man
buying a hotdog on Robson &
Granville as he hears the roar
coming from a barricaded
Hornby. The man grilling hot dogs
only shrugs. Vancouver's out
tonight, getting carried away in its
own excitement.
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Tons of people— 15,000
of them, according to The
Sun—come out to see the
stars. Planet Hollywood—which
Bruce Willis says employs 500
Vancouverites—is having its great
premiere tonight. Hollywood style,
no less. All kinds of people come
out. Families, lots of them with little kids, cool Gen-Xers, teenagers,
old people, and even long-haired
metalheads come out to celebrate.
All to catch a glimpse, to be part of
The party poopers come out of
nowhere, carrying cardboard
signs, and trying to get the attention of the TV cameras that surround the crowd. Planet Hollywood
is excess, reads one of them. A
family man with two little kids
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home," he yells. See, he wants to
move closer to the police line
where—he heard this on the
radio—some lucky fans would be
given VIP tickets. "What's excess,"
he wonders aloud.
Yeah, what is excess? I ask a
homeless man, sucking on a lollipop on Robson & Burrard, what
he thinks of the premiere and he
shrugs. He sits next to a sign that
reads, Need to eat something. He
answers, but I can't hear what he
says. The crowd roars. I hear
Arnold on a loudspeaker, saying,
"Hello Vancouver."
—Federico Araya Barahona
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