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The Ubyssey Jan 28, 1994

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DEADLINE: as soon as
Daycare users face fee hike
by Tessa Moon and Steve Scali
Cash-strapped student
parents using UBC daycare
services are facing yet another fee
In 1993, the newly approved
childcare budget translated into a
$50 increase per month for each
child in daycare. The increase went
into effect in August, with serious
repercussions for financially
constrained student parents.
Heather Neun, a first year
Law student chose to use UBC
daycare because of its high quality.
"But it's really expensive,"
Neun added. "I think it would be
really good if they appreciated the
fact that students are using this
daycare system, that people
deserve high-quality daycare
without having to spend so much
of their income on it."
"I've worked very closely with
a lot of parents," said student
representative to the board of
governors Michael Hughes.
"[Some] removed children from
UBC childcare because they can't
afford it and because they got
really pissed off at the
Hughes explained that the
rise in fees was needed to meet the
increasing cost of physical
maintenance and staff salaries.
Student member ofthe Board
of Governors Orvin Lau revealed
that within three years the
administration wants to move to
full cost-recovery with no
However, he assured that
three months notice must be given
before approval by the BOG can
be given for a fee increase. He
revealed the next increase would
probably be in May 1994.
Meanwhile, parents and
daycare personnel are attejnpting
to reach a compromise between
maintenance and service quality
and cost reduction.
"We're going [to] look at the
budget, at what kinds of things we
can cut out," said administrator of
UBC childcare services Darcelle
Cottons. "How clean do we really
have to be? How many times a
week does the floor have to be
Cleaning up the system
The controversial 1993
increase was preceded by another
fee hike implemented between
May and June 1992. That hike
was part of a successful attempt
to standardize the fee structure of
the then-independent daycare
centers in the system.
Prior to this consolidation, at
least five of the nine centers ran
illegally in an effort to maintain
affordability and staff wages.
"They were using parents as
qualified staff and counting them
in the child-staff ratio," Cottons
said. "[Parents] would have to
work in the daycare center to be in
that center."
Once the university took over
the operation, additional full-time
staff were required. "That alone
cost over $30,000 a year," Cottons
said. "Right there, I knew fees
were going to go up."
As the daycare service grows,
maintenance and staff expenses
are increasing again,
foreshadowing another rise in fees
in the next fiscal year.
"On January first of this year,
there was a three percent increase
to all staff. Fees have to go up to
WIN parents be able to afford daycare at UBC In the future?
cover that." said Cottons. Another
two percent increase is scheduled
in the staff contract. "The rates
will probably go up another $50
this June," Hughes said.
According to Hughes, the
university also wants to decrease
subsidy to childcare. "My position
is [that] if the university can't
provide affordable childcare, it
should get out ofthe business," he
In March 1994, Hughes
intends to make a motion which
"starts by opposing any increase.
One thing I'm in favor of is not
directly subsidizing childcare but
getting the department of financial
aid to subsidize parents who need
Despite the improvements
introduced by the pro-daycare
NDP government, Cottons
believes that "daycare in BC, not
just at UBC, is in a financial crisis.
A single mother working in a small
job somewhere earning $1800,
$2000 a month will not qualify for
subsidy, or the difference will
take up so much of her budget
that she can't afford licensed
Admin rams through hikes
Lau blames the UBC
administration for not presenting
other alternatives to raising fees.
"The administration would
like to see us as a rubber stamp"
he said, adding that "it's the
administration's job to put options
before us."
Lau sees the daycare fee
increase as a philosophical issue.
"The original concept for daycare
was not cost recovery so much as
providing a service to parents in
"Some parents don't have time
to take care of their children. We
must provide high quality daycare,
at a reasonable cost, but also
consider the ability of parents to
Cottons said the issues
surrounding affordable daycare
are of concern to society as a whole.
"We need a federally funded
childcare program. If we value
out children, we need high quality
care. Children are an investment."
AMS elections: Times not a changin'
by The Freewheelin' Graham
The "vote for experience" slate
swept last week's Alma Mater
Society (AMS) elections, leaving
re-elected president Bill Dobie
with an executive of familiar faces
for the upcoming 94/95 school year.
But the traditionally low
student turnout and the number
of candidates contesting each
position, along with the high
number of spoiled ballots, meant
less than five percent of the
student population voted for the
members of Dobie's slate.
Vice-president Janice Boyle
was re-elected with 1519 votes,
less than 4.8 percent of the
student population. Tim Lo was
elected with 871 votes,
representing 2.7 percent of
students and with 577 ballots
The elected "experience"
slate is made up of Dobie, Boyle,
director of finance Randy Romero,
director of administration Tim Lo,
and coordinator of external affairs
Leah Costello.
In elections for the two board
of governors positions, Michael
Hughes proved to be the most
popular student politician, by a
long-shot, by a country mile,
garnering 1635 votes, about 5
percent ofthe student population.
Orvin Lau also squeaked in by a
nose, winning the position over
Richard Kwan by 74 votes in the
tightest race ofthe election.
Jan King, Byron Horner, Lica
Chui, Jim Boritz and Dave
Preikshot were all elected to
senate-at-large positions.
The "experience" slate ran on
a platform of renovating the SUB
and rethinking the structure of
the AMS through the Committee
for Organizational Review and
Planning (CORP)
"I'd like to see the AMS
brought a lot closer to students,"
Dobie said in an interview before
the election.
"In the past, people have
thought that you tended to need
some sort of status or position to
be effective in the AMS. That's
the wrong attitude and something
we want to change," Dobie said,
after his previous election as
president in February 1993. CLASSIFIEDS
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of the community to a series of workshops to consider the height of the buildings to be designed and
erected on Lots 8, 9 and 10 (adjacent to Pacific
Spirit Regional Park) at Hampton Place. To conduct
this process we have retained the services of Ted
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through their INTERACTIVE CHOICES program,
will have the responsibility for co-ordinating this
The workshops will seek the views of the community relative to the design of the buildings before a
final plan is adopted.
The first series of workshops will be held in the
Board Room of the University Golf Club, 5185
University Boulevard, Vancouver.
Saturday, February 5, 1994
Monday, February 7, 1994
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
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available by the late Dr. William G. Black. The topic
for the essay will be designed to attract students from all
disciplines. The competition is open to students who are
enrolled in undergraduate or professional programs and who
do not already possess a graduate degree. A single topic of
general nature related to Canadian citizenship will be presented
to students at the time of the time of the competition. Duration
of the competion will be two hours. Candidates should bring
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Friday at 3:30pm; for Friday's issue,
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Friday, January 28th
Student Health Outreach
Program. "Love Your Body."
Everything you want to know
about body, mind and soul.
ll:30am-2:30pm SUB concourse.
International Socialists. Meeting
title: The Reform Party is a Racist
Party.  12:30pm Buch B228.
Nursing Undergraduate Society
"Directions in Nursing"
presentation series. Discussion
forum for undergraduate students
with B.Sn. practising nurses.
12:30-l:20pm University Hospital
UBC Site Acute Care Pavilion T-
188 (third floor).
Grad Student Soc. Jellyroll Blues
Band (free), 7:30pm, Thea's, grad
Naked Guy At Berkley Fanclub.
"International Naked Guy at
Berkley Day" celebration. Don't
wear clothes to school today... go
to your classes naked!!!
Saturday, January 29th
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
Pancake breakfast. Proceeds to
go to Camp Sechelt for
underprivileged girls. Tickets $3
at the door. 9am-Noon, Ryerson
United Church, 2195 W. 45th Ave.
Canines-As-Food Club. Dog's
Breakfast. Proceeds to surviving
SPCA animals. Tickets $5 at the
door, dog included; $3 if you bring
your own cooked dog. 9am-Noon,
SUB Ballroom.
Japan Exchange Club. Bowling
night.  7pm, Park Royal.
French, Spanish and Italian clubs.
Party, the Carnival Dance
featuring Los Atrevidos. 8pm-
12am, SUB Ballroom.
Tuesday, February 1
Centre for Asian Legal Studies,
Faculty of Law. Symposium on
"Taiwan Experience and the
Future of China." 1:30-5:30 pm,
Curtis Rm. 176 (Moot court room,
law bldg.).
Thursday, February 4
Grad Student Soc. Real
McKenzies in Ballroom, 8pm.
People in kilts free! More info
coming soon ...
Production for The Ubyssey's
Queer Issue. Story deadline:
2:00pm. Production meeting:
5:00pm. Come andhelpout... hang
out with the queers at SUB 241K.
"It's Cool To Be Queer."
Thursday, Feb 2
12:30 - 2:30
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Call Christl or Tony at 482-3311 FRIDAY 28 JANUARY 1994
Campus accessibility needs work
by Kirston Murphy
Disability Resource Centre
(DRC) consultant Frank Jonasen
is wheeling and dealing policies to
improve campus accessibility.
And while many students
with disabilities find existing
policies "very helpful," certain
areas still need to be addressed.
"Ramps are fine if they're
not too steep. The one outside
Sedgewick  [leading to  Main
library] is a real pain," said
Johanna Johnson, a second year
math student with paraplegia-
Johnson admits she rarely
uses the libraries because the
doors  and  turnstiles  do  not
Disability Resource Centre consultant Frank Jonasen (left) and Physical Access Advisory Committee
student rep Natasha Edgar (middle) are working for accessibility and safety on campus.
accommodate her chair.
Accessibility at UBC has
undergone some major changes
in the last two years. The most
significant has been the adoption
of provincial as opposed to
national building codes.
"British Columbia has some
of the most progressive building
codes in the world," Frank
Jonasen said. "The trick is to
ensure the codes are enforced."
In the past, buildings have
been constructed and then ramps,
electronic doors and bathroom
stalls added as an afterthought.
"Sure it's great to have a
sink at the right level but if the
paper towels are on the other
side ofthe room...," Jonasen said.
Pending Jonasen's
recommendations to the ministry
of schools, training and labour,
UBC and the provincial
government will likely act
together to enforce building
"For students who are
visually and/or mobility impaired
this means more student housing,
walkways and classrooms that
meet their needs," Jonasen said.
He disagrees with claims
that the SFU campus is more
accessible than that of UBC.
"Considering SFU is newer
and smaller, they have lots of
problems with parking, buildings
and pathways," Jonasen said.
In addition to working for the
DRC, Jonasen has been appointed
to Campus Planning and
Development (CP&D).
Already, several of his
recommendations have improved
upon well-meaning but
shortsighted policies made by able-
bodied planners in the past.
"People think improved
accessibility means more ramps
but look at buildings like David
Lam and Brock Hall. They are
totally wheelchair accessible
without ramps," Jonasen said.
Natasha Edgar is a student
representative for the Physical
Access Advisory Committee. She
agrees with many of Johnson's
concerns but stresses safety.
"I'd like to see improved
pathways for all students. The pot
holes are extremely dangerous,
especially at night," Edgar says.
At this point, Jonasen said
there are more jobs than dollars
but he is encouraged by the
growing optimism and support of
the university.
High-free pot paves way for progress
by Tanya Storr
Cannabis hemp, banned in
Canada since 1923, may soon be
grown here again for industrial
purposes if Canadian farmers and
hemp advocates have their way.
And hemp supporters claim
that if industrial hemp cultivation
in Canada does become a reality,
the plant could help pull the
country out of its economic and
ecological crisis.
Cannabis hemp grown for
industrial purposes contains a
mere trace (normally less than
0.3 percent) of the psychoactive
compound tetrahydrocannabinol,
or THC, and thus does not give a
"buzz" when smoked. Instead,
industrial hemp can be used to
make over 25,000 products,
including paper, building
materials (lumber and particle
board), food (everything from
salad oil to tofu), fabric, fuels, and
Hemp is "the most
endurable substance
in the world ..."
Hemp around the world
Currently, countries growing
hemp for industrial purposes
include England, France,
Hungary, China, and the
Netherlands. China and Hungary
in particular have large export
markets for their hemp products.
England lifted its ban on
hemp cultivation for industrial
purposes last year, and a group of
farmers calling themselves
Hempcore successfully grew 1500
acres of hemp in East Anglia this
past summer. Her majesty's Home
Office set several guidelines for
the hemp cultivation: for example,
the hemp could contain no more
than 0.3 percent THC and all fields
had to be invisible from the road.
Although the Hempcore
farmers had planned to use the
hemp mainly for livestock bedding
(hemp shives are extremely
absorbant and easily
compostable), several industry
groups in Britain have shown
interest in other hemp products,
including paper mills, craft supply
distributors, and foreign trading
Reefer madness at home
Here in Canada, Health and
Welfare Canada's Bureau of
Dangerous Drugs is in charge of
issuing permits to people who wish
to grow hemp. Ross Hossie of
Health and Welfare Canada said
that if the the department were to
review the existing hemp permit
policy, they would definitely look
at the examples set by other
countries such as England and
The bureau's present
regulations do not distinguish
between hemp grown for
industrial purposes and that with
a high THC content. Instead, the
regulations lump all strains of
hemp under one category, making
obtaining a permit near
At the moment, the few
permits given out can only be
issued under two clauses: if the
hemp will be grown for scientific
purposes or if its cultivation is "in
the public interest."
Hossie said that although the
department is currently reviewing
one application submitted by an
individual wanting to grow hemp
for industrial purposes, he believes
it could take a while for a third
clause to be introduced that would
allow for such hemp cultivation to
take place.
"A change in the regulations
might go through next year
perhaps. Right now there is a
backlog of regulation changes in
the system. We make
recommendations to the minister,
so the only way the hemp issue
would happen quickly is if she
decided it was a high priority,"
Hossie said.
Bud for business
Hemp supporters, including
several influential Canadian
business people, believe that
making hemp legal in Canada for
industrial purposes should be a
high priority for the government.
Karen Tilley ofthe Canadian
travel clothing company, Tilley
Endurables, is a member of the
Business Alliance for Commerce
in Hemp, or BACH. Tilley said
hemp is "the most endurable
substance in the world," and that
she is glad she and her father,
Alex Tilley, have been a part of
the hemp movement in Canada.
hardy plant which is better for
the environment because it does
not require pesticides or other
petro-chemical treatments.
A recent scientific study in
the Netherlands proved that hemp
fibre presents a better alternative
to wood pulp for making paper
because dioxins are not required
to break it down, its fibres are
stronger, and, in a 20-year
rotation, an acre of hemp yields
Chris Bennett, a hemp
activist from Vancouver Island
who sells hemp products, said
Canada should take note of the
favourable response from industry
enjoyed by the British hemp
"There are five years of
backup orders for the farmers in
England who grew hemp this
summer. Farmers in Quebec are
now circulating a petition pushing
"My father is quite an
important businessman and he
has been quite influential in
encouraging the Canadian
government to allow hemp
reindustrialization," she said.
about four times as much fibre for
paper than an acre of trees. While
trees take 20 to 80 years to mature,
hemp grows 10 feet tall in four
In addition, hemp industrial
for industrial hemp cultivation in
Canada. 46,000 farmers have
signed the petition to date,"
Bennett said.
Jim Sherry,  development
officer for Agriculture Canada,
Dioxins are not required to break it down, its fibres are stronger, and, in a
20-year rotation, an acre of hemp yields about four times as much fibre
for paper than an acre of trees .
Tilley Endurables have
recently developed the "Hemplin
Hat" which is currently made of
imported hemp, but Karen Tilley
said the company would much
prefer to support Canadian
farmers by buying Canadian-
grown hemp fibre for its produ cts.
Unlike cotton, hemp is a
fuel produces no sulfur, hemp fuel
for cars releases less carbon
dioxide than gasoline, and
synthetic lumber made from hemp
is reputedly more durable than
Besides the obvious
environmental benefits, advocates
claim that the cultivation of
industrial hemp could help boost
the Canadian economy.
also feels that industrial hemp
cultivation could greatly benefit
Canadian farmers.
"In my personal opinion it
(industrial hemp cultivation)
would be an excellent idea, if the
groups concerned can satisfy all
legitimate concerns. The farmers
need something like this—the crop
could provide substantial
revenue." 4   THE UBYSSEY
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The Chartered Accountants' Education Foundation of
British Columbia, in cooperation with the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, has established scholarships for students enrolled in the Institute's
Graduate Admission Program (GAP).
What's the GAP Program? Good question! The GAP
Program is a series of courses which equip non-business
graduates with the requirements to enter the Institute's
School of Chartered Accountancy. So if you're a Physics
or English grad and want to pursue a challenging career as
a CA, the GAP Program helps you get there.
Up to 10 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded
annually. GAP Scholarships are available to university
graduates, or students entering their final year of a university degree program, who combine scholastic achievement
with interpersonal and leadership skills, and plan to register
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For further information on applying for a GAP
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the evil you know sweeps
x = victorious champion winners
Winning AMS candidates shown
with percentage of votes cast in
their favour in curved brackets—
(). The other brackets—{}—
contain vote percentages based
on the student population, the
voting populace, listed only when
greater than one percent.
Dettlebach, Kevan: 62 votes
xDobie, William:  1181 (36.5%)
Haeusser, Jens: 258
Ivanoff, Jim: 119
Norman, Chris: 106
Rozario, Antonia: 802 {2.50%}
Schaper, Marc: 151
Watts, Roger: 320
total ballots cast: 3240
spoils: 241
xBoyle, Janice:   1519 (47.7%)
Kim, Rhea: 374 (1.17%)
McCuaig, Ryan: 289
McNeill, Laurie: 228
Watts, Roger: 316
total ballots cast: 3190
spoils: 457
Agnew, Carey: 626 {1.95%)
Biela, Dan: 184
Coleman, Steve: 494 {1.54%}
Hogeling, Julia: 281
xLo, Tim: 871 (26.6%) {2.72%}
Meyer, Noah: 238
total ballots cast: 3085
spoils: 577
Cho, Charlie: 194
xCostello, Leah: 918 (30.1%)
Hanan, Sunshine: 588 {1.83%}
Lee, Sophia: 565 {1.76%}
New-Small, Alannah: 318
Wright, Chris: 234
total ballots cast: 2910
spoils: 411
Dadson, Lee: 410 {1.28%}
Emerman, Eddie:251
Lum, Patrick: 661 {2.06%)
Paolozza, Daniel: 211
xRomero, Randy: 1013 (31.2%)
total ballots cast: 3236
spoils: 696
xHughes, Michael: 1,635 {5.10%}
xLau, Orvin: 1,456 {4.54%}
Kwan, Richard: 1,382 {4.31%}
total ballots cast: 2,985
spoils: 295
Bender, Joshua: 25
Sharun, Jay: 12
xTam, Steven: 76
Wong, Henry: 19
total ballots cast: 137
spoils: 5
xChan, Paul: 25
Mosher, Lome: 15
total ballots cast: 40
spoils: 0
Women Against Violence
Against Women/Rape Crisis
Centre is looking for female
volunteers to do crisis line
work. The next training begins
on Wednesday 16 February for
11 weeks. Wednesdays 7- 10pm
and Sundays llam-5pm.
Childcare and transport
subsidies available. Sign
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provided if needed. For more
information please call at 255-
6228 or TTY 254-6268.
xBoritz, Jim: 1,295 {4.04%)
xChui, Lica: 1,495 {4.66%)
xHorner, Byron: 1,531 {4.78%}
xKing, Jan: 1,538 {4.80%}
xPreikshot, Dave: 1,277 {3.98%}
Schaper, Mark: 1,066 {3.33%}
total ballots cast: 2,985
spoils: 431
Foan, Jon: 26
xMacLaren, Keith: 110
total ballots cast: 139
spoils: 3
xHeys, Andrew: 142
Rodocker, Talman: 120
total ballots cast: 291
spoils: 29
LOTTO 6/49
13, 14, 27, 31, 38, 40
xDouglas, Kevin: 133
Kil, Steven: 80
total ballots cast: 214
spoils: 1
Azim A. Raghavji
SENATOR: Brian Goehring
LAW: Chris Lim
SCIENCES: Shelina Dawood
There were no nominations for
the faculty of forestry.
QUESTION 1 (WUSC refugee
funding increase):
yes: 2,542
no: 805
spoils: 53
Interest Research Group):
yes: 1733
no: 1,610
spoils: 59
Neither referendum questions
passed as they did not achieve
quorum of ten percent daytime
AMS members, 3,206.
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NU rejects AMS conference
by Sara Martin
Nipissing university refuses
to send a delegate to the AMS
"women in politics" conference
because it only deals with women's
"They see it as discriminatory,
anything advertised solely for
women," said Rene Zavitz, student
vice-president at Nipissing
university (NU) in North Bay,
Zavitz, along with 191 other
woman college and university
student executives across Canada,
received an invitation from the
AMS to attend the 9-13 February
"woman and politics" convention.
Council voted down Zavitz'
request to attend the four day
event after looking at the agenda,
on the grounds that the conference
was of interest only to women and
therefore would not benefit the
university as a whole.
"They basically said, 'that's
only for women so you can't go',"
Zavitz said.
"I'm getting sick of it, the
whole attitude. One executive
made a blue bracelet and called it
straight white male week," she
Zavitz said the university does
not have a women's centre and
attending such a conference may
give her the skills to create a space
for women on her campus.
However, council's
humanities representative Jeff
Lefebvre, one ofthe members who
voted against sending Zavitz to
the conference, disagreed.
"If there was a need for that,
women's centres and those sort of
things, we would have them in
place," he said.
Lefebvre said the conference
"sounded like it would be great for
Rene but it wasn't clear how it
would benefit the rest of the
"It seemed like it was a gender
issue...we look at students as a
blind mass regardless of gender or
race. Here things are equal," he
Seventy   percent   of  NU
students are women while there
are only five women among the
fourteen-member student council.
Carole Forsythe, AMS
coordinator of external affairs and
organizer of the "women in
politics" conference, said she was
in disbelief when she heard NU
student council's reason for not
attending the conference.
"It frightens me that people
with this attitude are in a position
of leadership," she said.
Women and violence, women
and poverty, and women and
employment are a few of the
seminars offered at the conference.
"All this information Rene
would be bringing back with her
to her campus," Forsythe said.
"One [seminar] she would really
benefit from is 'working with the
old boys'."
Forsythe has offered to waive
the $150 delegate fee for Zavitz
and suggests she approach rotary
clubs for additional funding to
cover air fare.
Village burnout still lingers
by Steve Bercic
The boarded up, burnt out,
saran-wrapped eyesore which the
UBC community has had to endure
for over half a year will not be
erased any time soon.
It has been seven months
since a fire raged through the
building in the 5700 block of
University Boulevard. The fire
spread from the kitchen of Hong
Kong Chinese Foods destroying
the restaurant along with two
adjacent businesses and four
suites above. Since then, little
progress has been made in
reconstructing the site.
"We're still in the preliminary
discussions stage," said Bruce
Stenning, manager of the
University Endowment Lands
(UEL), where the ravaged building
is situated.
"Up to this point, we've talked
with the architects concerning the
application of the BC Building
Code as well as UEL zoning and
development bylaws to any
prospective rebuilding plans," he
According to Stenning, Sandy
Chow, the owner of the building,
is currently evaluating the cost
factors to decide whether to repair
the old building or build a new one
on the site. If Chow chooses to
repair, his plans will only be
subject to the requirements ofthe
BC Building Code. If he chooses to
build, this option would entail
conforming to the additional
requirements of the UEL zoning
and development bylaws.
"The process of making sure
redevelopment ofthe site conforms
to current standards won't begin
until the owner finalizes his
intentions," Stenning said.
It may be some time before
Chow decides what measures to
take in revamping the site. Any
plans he may have are on hold
until his insurance claims are
His insurance company, The
general accident assurance Co. of
Canada, is still in the process of
assessing his claim.
"It's been over seven months
and I still haven't received any
money from them," a frustrated
Chow said.
According to him, settlement
seems to be taking an inordinate
amount of time.
"I've been pushing them for
results, but every time I call the
adjuster, I don't seem to be able to
get a clear answer," he said.
Meanwhile, as the behind-
the-scenes administrative tale
drags on, students are left without
the essential service provided by
one ofthe former occupants ofthe
derelict building—Kinko's Copy
The local market is now
dominated by Copies Plus in the
university village and the AMS-
owned Copyright in the basement
ofthe SUB.
According to the manager of
the relocated Kinko's outlet, Alex
Gyongyosi, "it is Kinko's intention
to move back into the building
once repairs or rebuilding is
Kinko's temporary outlet at
4th and Alma will relocate to a
permanent site at 1900 West
Broadway in March while the
target date for opening a new
branch on the UEL is late summer
1994, according to Gyongyosi.
But given the insurance and
planning hassles so far, students
looking for a new alternative to
Copies Plus in the village shouldn
not-hold their breath.
Bureaucratic red tape is holding up reconstruction ofthe village
Send a message to.
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Upcoming Groups
Come join us for support,
discussion and information
Assertiveness Training
February 2,9 & 16
Dating Relationships
February 11
Self Esteem
February 25, March 4 & 11
For further information & registration
for groups, call 822-2415
Brock Hall Room 203
Open: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fed up with exams & papers?
(You probably won't get a decent job anyway).
nOWBVCF, before you run away to Whistler or
Rossiand, let us tune up your snowboard Or SKIS. (You may be ruining your future,
but at least you'll have fun waiting for it to arrive)
• The "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" rally ia being held downtown Sunday, 30 January, in a •
• raw fur auction. Anyone opposed to murdering animals for fur is invited to attend. Four people, *
• including director ofthe Vancouver Humane Society Bob Chorush, will be naked; others will be •
• wrapped in and/or carrying protest banners. Call Chorush at 266-7206 for details. •
271 East 2nd Ave
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Fx: 879-6966
Ph: 879-1833 LearyofTim...Yeah!!!
by Taivo Evard
"We are losing our common sense and our intelligence, that's why we need a brain surgeon like Dr.
Timothy Leary to teach us how to operate our brains."
This, the sweeping statement tram Lean/s introduction, a long-winded, slow speech full of long pauses
by Sarkar, Lean/s old friend from India
On strode Leary, the doctor himself, his bearded
face scarred, nose swollen and memory faded from
years of overindulgence Sometimes a sweet memory
is better than a pathetic reality.
How to Operate Your Brain
Tirnothy Leary
SUB aurJtorium
24 January
Leary came to UBC, self-admittedy, to flog a
video made by some young friends of his, Psychic TV.
Between senility jokes, which were genuinely amusing,
and the video, which induced sharp left brain-right
brain head pains, Lean/s unfocused approach induced
simultaneous confusion and amusemenL
The video's loud music and fast-paced
kaleidescope of colours and images of powerful people
attempting to invoke powerful sentiment comes up
flat An annoyance, at best
Leary sat to the right of the screen, jncantine "a
hundred million" this and "a hundred billion" that,
avidly displaying his, as well as the human race's,
ce about the workings of the world around
With big white clown feet and a LoDapalooza
vest, Leary preached about the rudiments of chaos
^our ability to deal with the 21st century is your
ability to deal with chaos."
Complex truisms packaged into neat packages.
That's the Leary of today.
"Chaos is good If you want to control your mind,
you have to know how to recognize when someone
else is trying to fuck your head up with this stuff."
Thaf s better, Timmy.
Someone who's figured out the world on drugs
and then tries to explain their understanding to others,
who's realized that other thought processes are dif
ferent, but refuses to apply it to themselves. Thaf s
Tmothy Leary. At times coming through with extreme
clarity, lucidity. At others, a confused doddler.
In a heartfelt speech, he identified the number
one problem of the human race, "a problem that has
been there for over 25000 years, is pervasive, is
relentless.... That problem is the brutal repression of
children and women by men"
"Mo matter how bad a day dad has had, be he a
spearhunter or what have you, he can come home and
beat the shit out of the wife and kids."
Leary identifies himself as "a hope dealer, a hope
addict" Icons of the past, especially those who found
fame in the sixties, wodd be best off if they didn't try
to reinvoke past glory for present praise.
Leary was a revolutionary thinker in the world of
psychoactive drugs, seeing them as explorative, experimental A Harvard professor standing proud waving his freak flag high, sparked a ray of hope for a
generation- that they coiid get through to the institu-
tion-if only someone would listen. Now Lear/s pushing a video and selling himself for $15 a pop.
Hopefully, Leary will find a new racket, or at least
take his own advice to "turn on, tune in, and drop out"
by Rick Hebert
When Roy MacCregor was first assigned to the
National Hockey League by his newspaper, the Ottawa
Citizen, the veteran political reporter wondered what
was going on His reporting in his new beat however,
is a boon for sports fans tired of the "he gives IX) per
cent* school of sports journalism.
Some of his fine reporting is collected in a
thoughtful new book about the NHL, Road Games,
which looks at some of the behind the scenes stories of
the 1992-93 season
As an NHL reporter in Ottawa, MacCregor followed the Ottawa Senators, a woeful expansion squad
in their first year back in the NHL The sad plight ot the
Senators allows him to explore some interesting insights
into the business of hockey, and sports in general.
Road Games
A Year in the Life of the NHL
by Roy MacCregor
Macfanane, Walter and Ross
The lameness of the team, which had a 10-70-4
record that year gave rise to certain suspicions that the
team was deliberately tanking the season in order to
finish last, ensuring the top draft choice-Alexandre
Daigle The Senators "battle" with the San Jose Sharks
to see who would finish last was immortalized by "The
Yelnats Puc," one paper's daily comparison of the
record of the two teams.
MacCregor believes "on one level there can be
no argument that the Senators let it happen [finishing
last}." He notes that the team stuck witn lame players
when they could have picked up "snipers" like Dan
Quim (This is rather siHy to fans who recall how well
the former Canuck sniped.) Club governor Bruce
Firestone allegedly told MacGregor last June that the
team had been prepared to pull their goalie in their last
game against Boston to ensure a loss and sew up
drafting first
This last allegation led to an investigation by the
NHL into the story, which found no wrongdoing on the
part of the coaches and managers but fined Firestone
$100,000 for inappropriate comments.
Unlike MacCregor, I don't feel that the team
tanked the season, due to evidence cited in his book.
Although they could have iced a squad of aged arthritic
grandmothers and sold out their games, the Senators
weren't skilled enough to deliberately fail. General
Manager Mel Bridgman wasn't machiavellian enough,
or skilled enough—this is a person who was drafting
ineligible players at the Expansion Draft-to deliberately fail without making it look obvious.
That aside, there are two areas where Road
Games is a fine book.
MacGregofs exploration of the atmosphere of
playing for a last place team is very evocative. Two of
his player profiles—Darcy Loewen, the forward not
quite good enough for most NHL teams and Brad
Marsh, the old defenseman trying to hang on-help the
reader empathize with the Senator players.
The book's examination of hockey as a business
is even more damaging than his revelations about the
Senators deliberately losing. Hockey is becoming a
multi-million dollar business and the author looks at
how the power of money is changing the sport, by
moving franchises and players to the US and holding
taxpayers to ransom, forcing them to pony up large
amounts of government cash, tax breaks and new
arenas test they lose their team.
He exposes the hypocrisy of owners like
Minnesota's Norni Green, who attacked the tactic of
owners saying "Buy more tickets or HI move the team"
in 1990 and proceeded to do just that. Using the NHL's
own statistics, MacCregor shows that almost any
team can be profitable and most threats to move are
attributable to sheer greed.
Road Games looks beyond the score sheet to
see what is unfortunately starting to really count in the
NHL these days. If s essential reading. Love them „
nudie fucks!!
by Damorv fiht reviewer
Never having seen a Mike
Leigh film before, I had
no idea what to expect from his
latest effort, Naked After watching the opening scene, in which a
woman is raped, I had a sneaking
suspicion that this film was going to
be like nothing I had seen before.
Naked™ already won Mike
Leigh the best director prize at the
1993 Cannes Film Festival, but will
probably not even be nominated
for one of those funny looking
statues that Hollywood hands out
every year. With three rape scenes,
it is safe to say that this film is a tad
a fin by Mice Leigh
Starlet Theatre
starts 28 January
The film telk the story of
Johmy, a bitterly sarcastic outlaw
from Manchester, and the different
people he interacts with during his
attempt to escape the law. David
Thewlis' (winner of the best actor
prize at the 1993 Cannes Fihi Festival) performance as johmy is brilliant and his rx>rlrayalalore makes
the movie worth seeing All of the
Xrting performances are ex-
t, but are helped by an impressive screenplay.
There are some wonderful
lines in the film, and some of the
most intriguing, not to mention
frightening, characters written for
the screen in a while. The relationships that develop between Johmy
and the various characters witn
which he interacts are often amusing, sometimes violent, but always
Despite the excellent performances and screenplay, I am still
unsure if I liked the movie or not.
Naked is a difficult film to enjoy
because of the disturbing content.
There is no love, the sex is either
acts of violence or rape, and the
issues dealt with are those which
most people would rather ignore It
is definitely not a film see if you feel
your life is going nowhere.
However, if you want to see a
fascinating performance by David
Thewlis, a philosophic security
guard, and a character who defines
some of the more common expletives used, then this may be a film
for you
Lars Vogt, 24, is a certified Happy Person. The spaghetti on his lunch plate is good, and eating
spaghetti, he says, is a good way to prepare for a concert, in this best of all possible worlds. (Well, maybe
he's not that happy.)
Vogt's career brought him from Germany to the Vancouver Playhouse last Sunday, where he gave
his Canadian debut piano recital as part of the Vancouver Recital Society's series of emerging, young
classical musicians.
Lars Vogt
Vancouver Playhouse
23 January
He's as happy about his career as he is about his spaghetti. A few years ago he was part of the cast
of thousands of struggling young artists, but perseverance paid off in 1990, wnen he won second prize
at the Leeds Piano Competition. A year later he got a good recording contract with EMI. Now ne is
scheduled for around eignty concerts a year all over the world
Although most pianists hate piano competitions, Vogt has reason to like them He met Russian
composer Tatiana Komarova at the 1991 Tchakovsky competition in Moscow. He later married her.
"Around that time she wrote a small piece in a very harmonic style for me.... She jtBt came to my
room one day and sat down and played this piece for me, and I melted away."
Vogt sometimes performs Komarova's music, but last Sunday, he didn't
The first pat of his rxrcramme consisted of a C major sonata by Haydn, Schumann's rarely
performed Bunte Blatter, ana Liszt's Ballade No2 in B minor. After the intermission he played (to a
standing ovation) Mussorgsky's fiicfures at an bfabilion, originally written for the piano, but more often
heard in an orchestral version arranged by Ravel at a later date.
Vogt prefers the piano version, he explains, because of the music's "piano colours" and "a certain
Russian roughness" which cannot be brought out by an orchestra.
"Raver was also wrong in some places, In Bydlo [one of the pictures! for example, Ravel starts
quietly, because he was sent the wrong score by Mussorgsky. Mussorgsky's version starts fortissimo."
Vogt takes a proactive approach to his music "It's important to live life to see things, to experience
happiness and sadness. If you're just sitting at the piano, you're trying to produce something you haven't
Watch out for this guy. He's got it all figured out, man.
by Ron Eichler        :: ■ ^^^-^M^x^'i^;^  :-m^^M§ t;g|§;:':: §-Wmgmgl§
Growing op is a comnioMtM jnso many mainstream 'MiM%^^0^ki^i rei|^|i|||[
can make this transition more ih^clKhe.
The Night oi the .wenfeffr revolves around seven young jews who left theffHdrr.es and famllsbOT to
buikl a new life for themselves in Palestine in 1920. They plan to leave behind the hate that led to th||6groms
of Russia and the greed that led the horrors of The Great War, and to build a new society based on something
else. That "something else'' might never determined—and it's not even important,
.ftesepd by i|! jewftSiilfi =€p^§^- "f ;ir
, ::;i|A$sociation::and HJlld^.fljBsi^^
::^W\:'-^M i;;;^9 i J^lptjr^.j
1IM between Ephraim (Andrew
■|ppii|r^who wants to yd the lard of ^ wants to slowdown
ilpHrfc to force self-confession and
Iclon feilhe oilier characters. Some of tte corrfeilo^ (Daniella Weber), who came
toSstiri to show' the world tfot women cart efforts as men, and SNfralla
SflllrJIlp^ play as a parable of Israeli:
contihuoipbceii^ r^^'I^HIfe^Jp^l accord with the Palestinian^
Liberation Org3nl^jiS^^||fl|^ip-an <8p|SjiMB(p-;^}in itself before it can effect
change witrx)ut-j!^;^lSBH|j^H|li^.
"Samara (Sp|eil^^^nli||g team) a|rJillSed^p;l(p:ils®o each other and to talk to
each other" said c^iillliBlilil an inteiie^t SMuliitheir efTotts were quite successful The
cast took the spari^'il^^i^MsilP^aiif^, and r^sa^^^o.brir^$£ixtt: al)e8e^S>le, yet hfeHy philosqphical
and engaging prptoi^3ifili||pct matter t$ ^elf rBrrdlecl b)| this aJ-sturJeiit cast anricrew. One is left
with the feeling of jusl:wai|§M|i!a friend, lie downloh the gr'ass, look up at the stars, and ponder. •8   THE UBYSSEY
The AMS needs
YOUR input on
how to serve
YOU better!
The Alma Mater Society, your student
government, needs to know what you think
of the job we do. Any suggestions or
comments are welcome - be as general
or as specific as you want!
Student Administrative Commission
Organizations like:
Intramurals, The Ubyssey, CiTR, Gays, Lesbians &
Bisexuals of UBC, Global Development Centre,
Student Environment Centre, Speakeasy...
Other services like:
ESL, SafeWalk, JobLink, etc.
Business operations in the Student Union Building
Written submissions may be given to Terri Folsom,
Administrative Assistant, SUB Room 238. Oral submissions
may be scheduled through Randy Romero, Assistant to the
President, SUB Room 256 or at 822-3972.
For  more  information,  please  contact Bill Dobie,
President, SUB Room 256 or at 822-3972.
Remember the abortion battle
January 1994 marks two
significant anniversaries. It is the
sixth anniversary of the striking
down of Section 251 of the
Criminal Code, the abortion law,
and the third anniversary of the
defeat of bill C-43, the
recriminalization of abortion. So,
has the sky fallen in the past six
years? Judge for yourself.
At the Supreme Court of
Canada in January 1988, Henry
Morgentaler, in a case against the
crown, argued that section 251
violated a woman's right to privacy
and security of person. The
supreme court agreed and struck
down that section ofthe criminal
In November of that year, the
first free standing abortion clinic
in Vancouver, the everywoman's
health centre (EHC), was opened
amidst jubilation or disgust,
depending on your point of view.
And premier Vander Zalm
tried to remove the payment of
abortion services from the medical
services plan. His actions were
viewed with jubilation or disgust,
depending on your point of view.
1989 saw the arrival of
operation rescue (OR), a militant
anti-choice group based in the US.
There were blockades at the
clinic—people chained themselves
to the door and put bicycle locks
attached to cement blocks around
their necks. After clinic requested
an injunction and OR faced
criticism from pro-choice
advocates, operation rescue left
town. The same year, the PC
government introduced a new
abortion bill, bill C-43.
The bill said a woman would
be able to obtain an abortion only
if her physical, mental or
psychological health was
threatened. She would have to
justify her reasons for wanting
an abortion but her doctor who
would make the final decision. If
a doctor provided an abortion
without "good reason" they could
be jailed for up to two years. A
woman who tried to induce her
own abortion and survived would
have faced a jail term of up to two
years. The bill was viewed as a
Pro-choice people across the
country expressed their outrage
in the form of demonstrations. At
international women's day
celebrations across the country,
by Bonnie Roth
women's reproductive rights was
the theme. Two national days of
action were held, one in May
followed by one in October.
In Vancouver, the BC
coalition for abortion clinics, the
largest pro-choice organization in
the province, organized an
occupation of Kim Campbell's
office (she was Justice Minister
at the time and author of bill C-
Furthermore, 1989 was the
same year in which Chantale
Daigle and Barbara Dodd made
national headlines. Both of them
had boyfriends who placed
injunctions to prevent them from
having abortions. Dodd
successfully defeated the
injunction against her in the
supreme court of Ontario. The
supreme court of Canada
overturned the injunction against
Daigle only after she had an
abortion in Boston.
In 1990, the NDP government
in Ontario fully funded their
provincial clinics. The second free
standing abortion clinic in
Vancouver, the Elizabeth
Bagshaw clinic, opened in
September. Another large
national day of action rally
sponsored by BCCAC occurred in
October at the Vancouver Art
On 31 January 1991, after
passing all three readings in the
house of commons, bill C-43 was
finally defeated in the Senate by
a tie vote! There is no federal
legislation governing abortion
services. However, each province
can restrict coverage under the
medical services plan.
The BC NDP government set
aside one million dollars for the
two clinics, and forced the anti-
choice hospital board of the
Vernon Jubilee hospital to provide
abortions. The hospital board
resigned in protest.
Through all these advances
there has been opposition. Henry
Morgentaler's Toronto clinic was
bombed in May 1993. Locally and
provi ncially, doctors such as Blake
Wright have been harassed and
verbally abused at home by anti-
choice protestors.
And despite the progress
there is still a lot of work to be
done, such as education on
contraception, increasing access
to abortion services for women in
northern and rural communities,
stopping doctor and abortion
provider harassment.
Steiger lives in chilly reality
The 21 January editorial in
the Ubyssey began with a
(retrospective) plug for the
"conscious (sic) raising" seminars
and speeches of "chilly climate
week," and quickly launched into
misleading personal attack on me
and my 13 January article in
UBC Reports.
The first part of the fourth
paragraph sentence (at 90 plus
words, possibly one ofthe classic
run-on sentences in the history of
written English) says "Steiger
claims... he and his class...
recognized the survey as
'meaningless' because Ledwitz-
Rigby didn't also ask men how
they experienced the campus..."
This is not true. In my UBC
Reports article, I said,
"I find myself forced to
conclude that the Ledwitz-Rigby
survey, if as described, is biased,
not particularly competent, and
of little use. It is, on the other
hand, nicely symbolic of what the
Strangway administration has
unfortunately come to represent
to many faculty: meaningless but
expensive bureaucratic surveys in
place of serious solutions to the
problems that plague our
The most reasonable reading
of my paragraph is that (a) I am
attributing the final judgment to
myself, not my students, and (b) I
was probably not writing on behalf
of the UBC administration. The
notion that my views were
emblematic of the UBC
administration makes colorful
newspaper copy, but has no basis
in reality.
The last part of the (same!)
sentence says "we suggest Steiger
march on over to the women's
students' office and ask how many
women come there for counselling
for sexual assaults they
experienced on this campus,
perhaps there he might be able to
get some help as to how some men
experience this campus."
The colorful but irrelevant
rhetoric is typical radical-feminist
prose, tarring all men with the
same brush. The fact that some
men mistreat women is not at all
relevant to my critique of Ledwitz-
Rigby's research. Only in the
twisted logic of radical feminism
is the way some men behave
relevant to an evaluation of the
way men in general   feel.
Let me describe the section
of my UBC Reports article the
editor is referring to. Ledwitz-
Rigby, apparently, attached
profound significance to the fact
that a certain percentage of
women found the climate at UBC
"chilly" according to certain
criteria. A fundamental criterion
for evaluating such information
is a baseline rate. Suppose, for
by James Steiger
example, we find that 47 percent
of UBC women find at least some
aspects of the climate here
"chilly." Is this cause for concern?
Not necessarily. For example, if
we asked men how they
experienced campus, we might
discover that 70 percent of the
men find the climate"chilly"
towards them. If we surveyed
other campuses, we might find
that 87 percent of faculty on other
campuses find them "chilly," and
hence, relatively speaking, UBC
is really quite "warm."
Ledwitz-Rigby evidently
began with the (sexist) premise
that "chilly" climate is a
unidirectional ("asymmetric")
phenomenon. To her it is the
result of the way (guilty,
oppressive, sexist) men behave
toward (marginalized, victimized,
degraded) women, rather than a
result of the way people of both
sexes on this campus now react
toward each other. In her view,
men's feelings are not relevant. It
is not difficult to predict the
conclusions of research that
begins from such premises. It is
not difficult to predict that a
conference of feminists, engaging
in "groupthink" during "chilly
climate week," would find such
research laudable and my
legitimate critique "the male
rhetoric of oppression."
Let's move on to the final
comment the editor made about
my article. According to the
Ubyssey editorial, Joyce
Fiamengo, a graduate student,
described my article "for what it
really was, 'the language of
violence used to express men's
psychological irritation.'"
Now, for all I know, Ms.
Fiamengo's comments were
reported by the Ubyssey with the
same level of accuracy as mine, so
I hesitate to pass judgment on
her. Clearly, the reported
comment is nothing but a silly ad
hominem, a cheap smear tactic.
Read my article. There is not a
"violent" word in it. Evidently,
feminists have a "special"
definition of "violence." For them,
any criticism of their ideas is
probably "violence against
women," or "evidence of deep-
seated hatred of women." No one
with even primitive capacity for
critical thought would be fooled
by such blatant "argument by
If Ms. Fiamengo feels she has
any coherent criticisms of my
article. I would urge her to step
outside the comfortable confines
of radical-feminist group think,
and contribute them in writing,
as I did, to a public forum. If she
has the courage to do this, then I
and others can evaluate her
comments critically. Such open
continued on page 11
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The fix is in.
No, we're not accusing the AMS of fixing the election
that has brought the FunkDobiest, the unlanced Boyle and
the other SACky-hacks to power.
But in the wake of the election many students are
probably shaking their heads and wondering, "how did
those resume-padders get elected? Again? Why do we keep
ending up with student governments who are at best
competent managers, and at worst rule-fixated,
unimaginative bureaucrats?"
Even with the limitations of the current system, the
turnout (less than ten percent of students) and the huge
number of spoiled ballots in many of the races mirrors a
deep disillusionment and disgust with the limits of the
"democratic" process. Beyond this, there is another very
effective mechanism that keeps the Dobies and Boyles in
office. It's called the tuition fee.
Thousands are turned away each year from post-
secondary institutions like UBC. As real tuition rises, so too
does the average wealth ofthe students who get in. Factor
in the increasingly restrictive and almost punitive student
loans system, and fewer and fewer will be able to attend.
Most importantly, think of all the other economic and social
pressures preventing single parents, First Nations students,
disabled students and students of colour from coming to
UBC and staying.
The result is a superficially diverse but socially
homogenious student population. We have a B-lot full of
Acuras, and even Mercedes, and while the majority of
students don't have huge amounts of cash, they still have a
mum or dad to fall back on in times of need.
What does all this have to do with the AMS? Well, most
of the new (and old) hacks come from backgrounds not too
different from those outlined above. And they were voted in
by the same upper-middle class folks from that group. The
concerns they share are to manage competently, to avoid
rocking the boat, to wear well-tailored clothing at important
committee meetings.
Some students, however, face real social problems
which could at least be addressed if not solved by our
student government.They could lobby for a real decrease in
tuition, rather than settling for a freeze from the start. They
could work to revamp the student loan system and
reintroduce grants, not concede from the outset to a proposed
income-contingent loan program which opens the door to
higher tuition fees and crippling debt.
They could lobby not only for increased campus lighting
(Bob Seeman was probably the only campus politician who
ever took a stand against this) but for a broad acceptance of
feminist teaching principles, a call to hire more women
faculty and to make the situation better for women teaching
assistants and women support staff.
The AMS offices are in the SUB, the student union
building. We wonder whether many students have pondered
the "union" bit in the name. A union implies a collective
organization fighting for the rights of all its members. This
might mean wearing a suit once in a while to negotiate with
the management. But it also means taking a hard line on the
issues at the heart of student concerns—the environment
for women and people of colour on campus, having access to]
a wide range of available courses and supporting academic:
inquiry dictated by individual curiosity and social needs,
not corporate profits.
Have we elected a student union, or a group of more-or-
less competent student managers? Well, let's see, there's a
former Kim Campbell delegate as president, the head ofthe
UBC young entrepreneur's club (and young Reformer) as
coordinator of external affairs, and a director of
administration who almost had a BC Human Rights
Commission suit filed against him for limiting club
Heck, at least the trains will still run on time.
the Ubyssey
28 January 1994
The Ubyssey is a founding member of Canadian University Press
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater
Society ofthe University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are
those of the staff and not necessarily those of the university
administration, or of the publisher. The editorial office is Room
241K ofthe Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279
It all Btarted when Ted Young-Ing came out running and screaming
with the fax. All of a sudden Graham Cook was dead silent and Sara
Martin ran to see what all the fuss was about. As Sarah O'Donnell and
Tanya Storr sat contemplating their night out at the theatre, Taivo Evard
reminisced about the fool who tried to stick his tongue to the pole in -45
degree weather in the dead of Saskatchewan. Paula Foran laughed., .and
laughed...and.laughed. The concepts brought forth in the fax were as
humorous as they were disturbing. "Feminist Manifesto, my ass", muttered
Liz Van Assum. Bonnie Roth and Kirsten Murphy nodded in agreement.
Paula Wellings stood atop the desks and shouted, "That freak shall pay!!"
Leading the army, Doug Ferris happily cried out slogans such as "WE ARE
POWER!" Steve Scali and Tessa Moon gathered their bats, for this was
exactly what they had been waiting for. Siobhan Roantree inquired ofthe
fax, "Did you hear what he said? Is it true?" Niva Chow answered, "If I did
say it, I now mean it more than ever, let's get him." It was Steve Chow that
really meant business though—he grabbed his brass knuckles and ventured
to the Courier. There they stood, watching—waiting. They could smell the
fear of the Courier, but they just laughed. They moved on, for they were
above reply, above the fax. The Ubyssey knew the truth.
Coordinating Editor: Douglas Ferris
Neva Coordinator: Graham Cook
News Editors: Sara Martin, Taivo Evard
Culture Coordinator: Steve Chow
Culture Editor Ted Young-Ing
Photography Coordinator: Siobhan Roantree
Production Manager: Uz van Assum
Letters to the Staff
Big brother Bill
is watching you
With regards to your
article in Tuesday's paper
"AMS Spies on Employees",
I would like to clarify the
AMS's position. Spotters,
who are commonly used in
the food industry, were sent
into Pie R squared to
investigate reports that free
food was being given away
to the friends of some
employees during the
evenings. This cost to Pie R
Squared is ultimately a cost
to all students who own and
manage Pie R Squared
through the AMS. We, the
trustees of student money,
have an obligation to our
membership to ensure
responsible management of
those funds. Giving away
food to friends is the same
as taking money out of the
till, and we stand by our
policy of preventing theft.
Bill Dobie
AMS President 94/95
Out is out
What do the editors of
The Ubyssey and
Christopher Leffler think
they are doing by outing
Sylvia Fedoruk? More to the
point, into what do they
think they are outing her?
Both The Ubyssey and
Leffler feel that Fedoruk's
failure to publicly declare
herself a lesbian somehow
thwarts the attempts of gay
and lesbians to achieve
equal status, rights and
benefits in Canadian
society. Ignoring the "lived
experiences" and material
risks of being queer in a
homophobic culture, The
Ubyssey and Leffler throw
•Fedoruk up — or out — to
dominate culture as the one
who should be sacrificed for
the good of the many.
What both Leffler and
the notably dis-oriented
editorial writer do not
understand is that when the
invocation of a lesbian
identitiy is conflated with
coming out, what is being
denied is the possibility of
any lesbian identity other
than that belonging to
heterosexist discourse. In
other  words,   dominant
culture undermines the
ability to claim a lesbian
identity precisely through
its power to maintain itself
as a space in which it is
necessary to out oneself. In
spaces (including The
Ubyssey) where "queer"
marks the "deviant,"
anything I or any other
lesbian says will be marked
as deviant. As an identity
under erasure in straight
culture, "lesbian" cannot
generate its own set of
meanings: in straight
culture, it can only
reproduce straight
interpretations of it.
The concept of outing is
one of revealing certain
aspects of identity which are
not culturally constructed
as always already
predisclosed. Lesbians can
only be outed in contexts
where lesbina sexuality goes
against the culturally
assumed norm. Far better
that Christopher Leffler and
The Ubyssey interrogate
the assumption that
heterosexuality is the only
sexuality than pretend that
their politics of "outing" is
something besides the tired
practice of pointing out the
Lesley Ziegler
Graduate Studies
I love Janice
I suppose if you've got
the 'right' mind set you can
read anything into a
campaign poster (editorial,
January 11).
The Ubyssey editors
can disagree with Janice
Boyle's politics as much as
they want. To overtly
express that disagreement
with sexist and inane
remarks about appearances,
with an overtone of "sex in
campaign," is just general
During the campaign I
made the effort on a few
occasions to hear the
candidates speak on the
issues - to make a Ubyssey-
free decision. I'm impressed
with Janice's intelligence,
eloquence, and knowledge
ofthe issue.
She got my vote.
Peter Boski
B.A. Philosophy
Unclassified Year 5
He confessed he
did not!
A recent issue of your
newspaper left two very
misleading impressions of
the Faculty ofthe Forestry's
First, you quoted Joy
Foy ofthe Western Canada
Wilderness Committee
complaining about the lack
of change in our programs. I
called Joe and asked him
what we knew about our
activities since 1990.
I asked him if he knew
that we had a doubled the
amount of forest ecology in
the forestry program. He
confessed he did not.
I asked him if he knew
that education in wildlife
management was
mandatory in the forestry
program. He confessed he
did not.
I asked him if he knew
that the forestry program
now required consideration
of the interaction between
forests, forest operations
and fisheries habitat. He
confessed he did not.
I asked him if he knew
that the instruction in
controlling the on- and off-
site environmental effects
of forest operations had been
expanded. He confessed he
did not.
I asked him if he knew
about our efforts to improve
the continuing education of
foresters through the BC
Forestry Continuing
Studies Network. He
confessed he did not.
I asked him if he knew
about our new B.Sc.
program in Natural
Resource Conservation. He
again confessed that he did
In short, it would have
been far more accurate for
you to measure change in
the Faculty with reference
to deeds rather than
uninformed opinions.
Second, your article left
the impression that I believe
that our forestry program is
20 years behind the times.
Nothing could be further
from the truth. The paper to
which you referred actually
said that half of the foresters
operating in the province
probably had an education
in forestry. The figure of 20
years derives from a very
simple model of human
demography,  so I could
probably make the same
claim for most fields of
endeavour. . . [You should
know by now-letters at 300
words! Dig it, please! - ed.]
Clark S. Binkley
Dean of Forestry
Alienated at Ani
After reading the
concert review for Ani
DiFranco (January 25), I feel
compelled to comment on
the collective behaviour of
some of the people in the
gay and lesbian community
who must cheer loudly at
concerts when in their songs,
artists make any passing
references to their gay or
lesbian orientations.
I understand the need
to legitimize and defend
overtly one's homosexuality
in a generally hostile
heterosexual social
environment, but do
lesbians and gays realize
that by wildly cheering
lyrics that are already
obviously from a lesbian
perspective and need no
further emphasis, they are
needlessly drawing
attention to themselves and
alienating the heterosexuals
in the audience who are,
more than likely, generally
supportive of gays and
Ani DiFranco is an
excellent artist who happens
to be a lesbian, but I
appreciate her talents as a
human being, regardless of
her sex or orientation. If she
were male and heterosexual,
and those heterosexuals in
the audience would hoot and
holler over some lyrics about
"waking up in her bed," their
response would also be
juvenile, unnecessarily
partisan and alienating to
those homosexuals in the
Quite understandably,
DiFranco is a "hero for queer
community," but I think that
is positive and empowering,
but her music goes far
beyondjustthat community,
and I believe it is patently
unfair and unwise to
appropriate some of her
lyrics, which are meant to
break down the walls among
individuals and sociopolitical groupings, and
reduce them to partisan
political statements.
It is time for some in
the    gay    and    lesbian FRIDAY  28 JANUARY 1994
continued from page 9
intellectually incestuous, "women
only" meetings many feminists
prefer) are the true test of the
quality of ideas.
Space does not permit me to
clarify here my actual views on
sexual violence or feminism. I
would be happy to contribute them
at a future time—I suspect they
are rather more in line with the
feminist view than one might
suspect, but I quickly add that
nearly every assertion you made
in your editorial was either a false
cliche-premise or simple name
calling. The editorial was devoid
of original thought or careful
analysis, a judgement I would be
happy to elaborate on.
However, while we're on the
topic let me summarize my rapidly
evolving view on "Chilly Climate."
Feminists like NAC President
Sunera Thobani define "Chilly
Climate" as an active conspiracy
community to learn to confidently
express their orientation without
being overly self-conscious about
it. I understand the militancy and
partisan feelings — we all have
them — but it is time to build
bridges and not use art to divide
society. Haven't we, surely, had
enough of that kind of politics?
Dale Enns
Unclassified 5
by white males and the
conservative establishment to
suppress progress by women and
minorities. Onecould dismiss the
"Chilly Climate" rhetoric as just
another paranoid fantasy from the
left. My view is somewhat
different. I see the "Chilly Climate"
brouhaha as an obvious strategic
ploy designed by radical feminists
to (a) deflect attention from their
decline in popularity by blaming
it on men, (b) provide justification
for continued research funding (to
study the parameters of
"chilliness") in an era of
diminishing resources, and (c)
deny others the right to criticize
their ideas (because such criticism
makes the climate "chilly"). One
senses that normal scientific
standards may not be a high
priority in "chilly research," and
that the "chilly" researchers will
discount all criticism as "male
"White  male   professors"
(there you go again with your racist
la>" '': n*;) make a convenient target
f. . feminists like Thobani,
desperate to censure criticism of
her ideas as her political
constituency vanishes. But most
of the current generation of
students are not fooled by such
"arguments by labelling"—
because, in courses like Psychology
317, they are taught how to see
through such blatant strategies,
and sort out the facts for
themselves. By comparing the
actions of ideologues like Thobani,
who appeared on this campus
shrilly promoting censorship in
the name of "protecting"
minorities, with those of "white
male" professors like myself, who
encourage open discussion of
controversial ideas in their classes,
they can quickly conclude who the
real intellectual tyrants are.
To summarize: "Chilly
Climate" is a misnomer. In an
important sense, it is only a myth
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typed and must not exceed
300 words in length. Content
which is judged to be libelous,
homophobic, racist, sexist or
factually incorrect will not be
published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for
brevity, but it is standard
policy not to edit letters for
spelling or grammar mistakes.
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identification to SUB 24 IK.
Letters must indued name,
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