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The Ubyssey Aug 6, 1985

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Vol. IV, No. 5
July 31 - August 6, 1985
Visa students, workers lose medicare
B.C. visa students and workers
are mobilizing and uniting to oppose
the provincial government's recent
decision to remove their coverage
under the Medical Service Plan.
The UBC teaching assistants union
is joining with members of International House to present a brief to the
provincial government protesting the
recent cut to MSP coverage for visa
students and workers.
TAU president horacio de la cueva
said they plan to present statistics to
convince the government of the disadvantages of forcing visa students
and workers to apply for private
company medical coverage.
The TAU and International house
also plan to join Simon Fraser University's students in seeking a court
injunction to prevent the MSP coverage removal.
"The Social Credit government is
being inconsistent in telling the Japanese, Malaysia, Pacific rim etcetera
corporations they are welcome in
B.C. and then removing the medical
Executive rehired
Student council rehired five council executives for the rest of their
summer terms Thursday, but this
may be the last time all executives
get AMS summer jobs.
After some council members
"voiced concerns" over the need for
three full-time summer positions in
addition to hiring the president and
director of finance, hiring committee recommended positions for next
summer be reduced to one and one-
half full time positions, hiring committee chair Nicci Ricci said.
"In tough times we have to consider how much work has to be
done," she said.
Hiring committee's recommendations will involve changing some sections of the AMS code and by-laws'
to allow any full-time UBC student
as well as council executives to apply
for the jobs.
"It is a subjective judgment when
deciding if what they (the executives) are doing is the best way of
serving UBC students," said student
board of governors member Nancy
Bradshaw said "it is time for a
change" referring to the almost automatic hiring of executives, and added
there should be tighter control over
the ones hired in the future. "The
executives have to be clear on their
jobs and there has to be a method to
allow people to be more informed on
what they are doing," she said.
The emergency meeting was unusually quiet with several council
members abstaining on the motions
to rehire external affairs coordinator Duncan Stewart. "He appeared
to be behind schedule," said Bradshaw.
Council members also took ten
minutes out of the meeting to look
over vice-president Jonathon Mercer's summer job update before voting on the motion to rehire him.
Martin Cocking, secretary of the
students'administrative council, said
he was not pleased about the rehiring of Mercer. "Basically I did n't see
too much productivity in May and
June," he said. Cocking said Mercer's
job reports to council have been
general when they should be specific.
Cocking added the salaries should
be reduced because they are now
Ricci said the committee she chairs
will make recommendations on the
executive salaries in September after
they have researched the original
basis for the current executive salary.
The recommendations also included other changes in hiring procedure.
Council will be asked to devise a
list of summer projects, priorize these
projects and then form job descriptions before hiring people for the
Another change will require the
person hired to account for her/his
daily schedule in detail and present
this schedule to council bi-weekly.
All the executives were on schedule with their summer jobs except
for external affairs coordinator Duncan Stewart, who had been given an
"unrealistic" amount of work to accomplish, said Ricci.
"' Ricci said she has not received
much reaction to the committee's
proposal from the rest of council
and is expecting the motion to be
tabled at the next meeting because of
complications in gaining approval
from other committees.
coverage for visa students," said de
la cueva. "It shows they are not telling the truth."
Provincial health minister Jim
Nielsen said the B.C. government
provides medicare to people who
have "qualified" resident status.
Students and workers on visas
who are currently on MSP will not
qualify for coverage after August l,
said Neilson.
Coverage for students holding
visas will be extended until their
visas expire, he added.
About 4,000 students and workers
will have to seek alternative coverage under private plans bacause of
the ministry's decision.
Visa students and workers can
now apply for MSP coverage after
they have spent a year here covered
by an expensive private plan.
"We were cleaning up our sys
tem," said Nielsen, explaining the
ministry's sudden policy change.
Neilsen said the August l date was
chosen to allow ministry officials
time to advise visa holders of the
change in policy.
"We have not recieved any official
notification on the policy change,"
said Lisa Price, an organizer for the
SFU Association of University and
College Employees union.
"The position taken by the government is illegal and the intent is to
subvert the medical services act by
disenfranchising it."
They have not set a court date yet
but an "overall public strategy" has
been developed within the union,
said Price.
The SFU union also intends to
form an alliance with the other B.C.
universities and colleges to show the
public the health minister's actions
are both "politically and economically" shortsighted, said Price.
SFU International Club president
Haje Proteus said the provincial
government's decision is part of its
shortsighted planning and contradicts the aims of Expo '86.
The removal of MSP for visa students and workers coupled with the
high foreign student differential fees
is a form of "discrimination," he
UBC acting administration president Robert Smith has written a letter to Nielsen asking for a delay in
the MSP coverage removal until the
minister can "look at the implications for students."
"The minister has determined policy with little notice and it has serious implications on students," he
said. "I'm not sure he is aware of the
implications of these plans."
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Group to review education
A new organization has formed
with the sole purpose of reviewing
B.C.'s education system.
The Education Review Group
wants "to make sure the state of education isn't decided unilaterally by a
political group," said acting chair
Gwen Chute Friday.
As a collection of organizations
the Education Review Group hopes
to initiate public input into the future
of B.C.'s education system and particularly in the formation of the provincial government's upcoming white
paper on education and the new
school act, she said.
"We want the organization to be
Transition house fights back
The women of Vancouver continue to maintain emergency services in the former provincially run
Transition House despite the Ministry of Human Resources' decision to
cut funding before a private sponsor
is found.
Thirty-five people attended a meeting of the Women's House-Saving
Action Monday night to propose
tactics to broaden the fight for resumed services.
On June 28, the MHR decided to
close Transition House temporarily
while a search for private operators
is undertaken. A group of women,
outraged that interim service would
not be provided, occupied the House
as its former operators, the Vancouver YWCA, were vacating.
The WHSA formed to support
the occupiers and to fight for the
right of women to Transition House
The Transition House residents
stressed that the best service would
be supplied by a unionized, feminist
operation. The proposal stressed
Transition House should not be confused with the concept of a "safe
A safe house is an emergency shelter designed for minimum service to
women without helping them cope
with the situation from which they
come, said the speaker.
The speaker said that MHR is
seriously reviewing the "safe house"
concept in order to cut costs and
break the union at Transition House.
Other presentations on fundraising strategies were made.
The main topic of discussion was
the need to broaden the fight to
include as many other people and
groups as possible. They must "find
a niche in Grade's machine," said
one woman.
One occupant brought up the business mentality of the Social Credit
government. "In any other business,
the management (of Transition
House) would have been fired weeks
ago and a new mangement would
have reopened (the House) right
away." The meeting adjourned with
the general message of spreading the
A representative of the occupiers
reported that Transition House was
open and sheltering numerous women and children.
The speaker said the Vancouver
police department was sympathetic
to the occupiers and officers were
referring women to the Women's
House Emergency Line on request.
The speaker also proposed transition house should operate with:
— female employees only;
— the acceptance of women requesting service without question;
— the address of Transition House
remaining secret;
— couselling directed towards practical self-help, not imposed direction;
— dealings with residents to be a
strictly confidential 24 hour service;
— the accomodation of childcare.
The speaker asked not to be identified to preserve their anonymity.
The Women's House Emergency
Line number is 684-4563.
Volunteers can call the Women's
House-Saving Action at 876-2849.
really broad," she said. "The information gathered will be public property, and it will be public all the way
Chute said the group is sponsoring a one day conference in September called Setting Course: British Columbia education in the next
century, to focus on the need for an
open review of education. The last
comprehensive education review in
B.C. was done in I960.
Chute said the group is inviting
many prominent speakers including
Hugh Stephenon, an education futurist, to speak at the conference.
The group has not received any
government response to the September conference yet.
"We've invited Jack Heinrich (education minister) to speak at the
conference but he feels the 'Let's
Talk About Schools' program is sufficient," she said.
The program, which was run in
March, asked students, parents and
teachers for their opinions on the
future of the B.C. education system.
Ken Werker, secretary of the ERG,
said the Let's Talk About Schools
document will represent some important views. "The ministry's perspective is an important one but the
ERG is looking for a broader view of
education. The ministry's point of
view is just one of those views."
Peter Prongos, executive officer
of the Canadian Federation of Students said CFS believes the ERG is a
good idea, although he doubts the
provincial government will take any
of the group's reports "seriously"
because of the government's lack of
response to the group's requests so
Chute says the ERG does not
want to be seen as an anti-Social
Credit complaint group. "We want
to be as public as possible. We'd like
it to be really broad," she said. "We
want to get people who aren't usually into education, like the chambers of commerce, as a first priority."
Smokey says be careful
Smokey the Bear says don't cause forest fires - especially when you
live near a forest.
The University Endowment Lands fire department is urg.ng
students and other people who use the woods to be cautious because of
the heat wave.
"The hazard is as standard as any wooded area given the dry spell,"
said fire chief William Davidson.
He said the department has "specialized equipment" like back-pack
water tanks and customized tree-felling tools to fight forest fires.
In the event of an emergency, the UEL fire department can rely on
the Vancouver fire department and the provincial forestry service to
contain and extinguish fires.
In the event of a large fire, water bombing aircraft are available
from the ministry of land, parks and housing, which is responsible for
crown land.
Davidson said "there could be an awful loss" if a fire struck the
endowment lands.
But he will not post fire warnings at entrances to trails and roadways into the endowment lands.
"We take our lead from the forestry service because they know
better when to post warnings." Page 2
The Summer Ubyssey
July 31 -August 6, 1985
Visa students important
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The Social Credit government is
using foreigners as scape-goats in its
political games. British Columbia's
dependence on foreign trade should
lead it to focus on better foreign relations and a better understanding of
its trading partners, in order to
achieve peace and successful international trade relationships.
High unemployment amongst B.C.
youth, high tuition fee increases,
education cutbacks from elementary
to university level, high increases in
discriminatory fees for international
(visa) students, cut-off international
(visa) students from B.C. medicare,
are all catastrophes of potentially
huge dimensions and could in the
future severely retard the B.C. education system.
The Socred government should
recall its political campaign promises of putting B.C. youth to work.
Education is the best tool for creating jobs and putting British Columbians back to work. Equal education
and treatment of foreign students
also has a part to play in this economic renewal.
Education is a means by which to
acquire foreign trade. Countries like
France, West Germany, Eastern
European countries, and Scandinavian countries, where tuition fees
and medicare are free, are attracting
many more foreign students.
These students upon graduation
return home and perhaps encourage
their country to trade with the country of their education. The English-
speaking countries, on the other
hand, like Britain, Canada and Australia where differential fees are
charged are facing declining foreign
student enrollment.
At a time when the Socred government is sending officials abroad,
selling the B.C. spirit on the taxpayers money, to attract foreign investment they seem to have forgotten
about international hospitality and
Foreign students are perhaps the
best potential source of future foreign trade. How can you ask a father
and mother studying in Canada to
get private medical insurance, making life for the couple more difficult,
then tell them when they return
home; "We want to trade with you?"
How about the children who are
born in Canada, and are Canadians,
whose parents are Visa students? Is
this not discrimination?
I think it is a failure of the provin
cial government to recognize that
their policies could succeed in paralyzing education in British Columbia.
I sincerely believe that the federal
government, the provincial governments, and the people of Canada
should work together to find a better
solution for our unemployed graduates. We should find a universal foreign policy to ease the sufferings of
foreign (visa) students.
To promote goodwill and create
future international economic ties
between B.C. and other nations
would only serve to improve the
opportunities for Canadian students
in international trade or from the
spin-off that this trade will create in
the way of jobs.
Haje Protais
President, SFU International Club.
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Hello and welcome to Summer Session '85
July 31, 1985
The Summer Session Association is the. student organization of Summer
Session; if you have any problems, concerns or suggestions, please drop by
our office — main floor of SUB, opposite the candy counter. We are there
Monday - Friday, 10 a,m. to 3 p.m. Phone 228-4846
Wednesday, July 31
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2
Tuesday, August 6
Wednesday, August 7
Dill Pickles - SUB
Phoenix Jazzers - Music Building
Cantible - Clock Tower
Gary Keenan Jazz Quartet - SUB
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Thursday, August 1:
Flute and piano music of Beethoven,
Kuhlau, and Mozart.
Tuesday, August 6:
Piano, violin and cello music of
Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
Thursday, August 8:
Organ music of J.S. Bach.
Free films presented at 7:30 pm in IRC
Lecture Hall #2 in Woodward.
Wednesday, July 31:
fortune and writer of romance novels
team up to find a fabulous jewel in South
America. Michael Douglas and Kathleen
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Friday, August 2:
2010; picks up where Kubrick's classic
"2001 A Space Odyssey" left off and
creates a fitting conclusion to the great
Wednesday, August 7:
conductor plots revenge against his
young wife who he believes is having an
affair. Dudley Moore and Nastassja
Kinski star in this romantic comedy.
Works from the AMS Collection
July 22 - Aug. 2
August 5 - 9
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00
main floor - SUB
The Annual General Meeting of the
Summer Session Association will take
place August 8th at 12:30 p.m. in room
100A, SUB. Come and take part in this
meeting and get involved in YOUR
association. July 31 -August 6, 1985
The Summer Ubyssey
Page 3
Socreds announce aid and awards
The provincial government announced $4.6 million in student aid
and scholarships Friday, but nobody
seems ecstatic.
UBC awards director Byron Hender said Tuesday the new program,
which forgives part of a student loan
on graduation, is "a step in the right
direction" but "it doesn't address the
debt question in a very significant
He said the loan remission program and the scholarship program,
which provides between $300 and
$600 for the top 30 percent of students in university programs, would
both be retroactive to last April.
■ The loan program will apply to
about 25 percent of the graduating
class, or less than 1000 students, he
said. He still feels student loans,
which will forgive 25 percent for
most students and 33 percent for
students studying more than 50 kilo
metres from home, discourage students from attending university.
"Last year's average graduating
student with a loan graduated with a
debt loan of about $3800 and this
year the figure is more like $ 10,000,"
he said. "You can imagine what it
will be like next year; we've talked
about $ 15,000 not being unrealistic."
He added the remission only covered the provincial part of the loan
which is 40 percent of the federal/
provincial loan package, making the
remission effectively ten percent of
the total loan, compared with Alberta's program which forgives 40 percent of the entire federal/provincial
loan package on graduation.
AMS external affairs coordinator
Duncan Stewart said the $4.6 million allocated is inadequate, especially when compared to the more
than $8 million allotted to the provincial grant program before its cancellation a year ago.
You've also got (universities minister) Pat McGeer saying we've got
the best student aid program in the
country which is laughable," he said.
Terry Hunt, Canadian Federation
of Students Pacific chair, said "it's
too little too late," adding in 1982-
83, $32 million was provided for
student aid.
"The program was a disaster last
year and now they're trying to rebuild," he said. "They are starting to
realize the fact that students face
financial barriers."
He added loans act as a disincentive for attending university and the
proposed scholarships are low when
students face fees of up to $2000 in
some UBC professional faculties.
"We should be having a scholarship for all students and they should
be calling it a grant," he said. "Any
student assistance program should
be on a need-based level."
He added, "We still don't have a
viable student assistance program,
and we still have the worst program
in Canada."
Student Board of Governors member Don Holubitsky said he is concerned there is no guarantee the
government won't reduce the grant
to the universities to make up costs
for the new program.
"It's a step in the right direction
but still nowhere close to making the
B.C. student aid package close to
other provinces," he said.
He said the debt load following a
four year program at the University
of Toronto would be $5400 versus
over $21,000 for a student from
"It's half as expensive to go to the
University of Alberta as it is to go to
UBC," he said, pointing out someone in the B.C. interior is equidistant
betwen the two institutions. "If ihe
government wishes to wipe out regional inequities in participation rates
then what they should be aiming for
is a regional bursary system."
Universities minister Pat McGeer
said "I think it would have been useful to introduce the scholarship program some years ago. By giving
acaawards what you're going to do is
encourage those with the most ability and motivation to work hard in
the system."
He agreed B.C.'s student assistance program was the worst in Canada prior to Friday's announcement.
TWU needs review
TRADITIONAL ANTI—ZIT METHOD has become popular in many Kitsilano beauty salons. Special
face coating removes excess oils and clears pores with its removal. Unfortunately, careless
application can mean removal via hammer and chisel.
B.C.'s first bible university needs a
proper review procedure according
to the Universities Council of B.C.
Trinity Western, a private Christian college in Langley, has gained
university status through changes in
provincial law without becoming
accountable to the council, said
UCBC secretary Lee Southern.
He said a statement concerning
government conduct towards private universities would be made later
this year.
"One of our concerns made to the
legislative committee amending the
Trinity Western College Act was
that if the government were to take
responsibility for creating a university that was privately operated, the
government was also responsible for
checking program offerings at such
a university," said Southern.
TWU executive vice-president
Vern Storey said university representatives to the legislative committee
were wary of the implications of a
private institution gaining acredit-
ation as a graduate institution.
"People wondered, with the name
change, whether or not this move
Faculty has high hopes for Strangway
UBC is expecting a lot of good
from president-elect David Strangway.
Students seem pleased with his
appointment and faculty approve of
his academic and adminstrative
TRIUMF director Erich Vogt is
optimistic about Strangway's leadership potential.
"British Columbia has just come
through a serious recession, as has
UBC, and both are ready for growth.
I think that David Strangway can
provide the strong leadership we
need," said Vogt.
He added UBC must consider
itself extremely fortunate to have
Strangway, a highly respected academic with ties to both government
and industry.
Geophysics and astronomy head
T.K. Menon will probably have
Strangway, a moonrock specialist,
as a member of his department.
Strangway's earlier research in developing techniques for analysis of
mineral oil deposits, coupled with
later research in planetary sciences
will complement his department well,
Menon said.
He also said B.C. as a whole will
share the benefits of Strangway's
appointment. "Although the provincial government has stressed high-
tech in its policies, it has developed
no long term plans with UBC in
mind. Research is funded through
Victoria, but always in competition
with alternative institutions," he said.
Menon hopes Strangway, as a
science oriented president, will fully
represent UBC's potential contribution to the province, causing Victoria to increase UBC's research allocated resources.
Student Board of Governors member Nancy Bradshaw shares the
optimism over Srangway's appointment. "We've heard good things
about him and believe that he could
provide the strong leadership that
UBC needs at this time," she said.
Strangway once worked with William Saywell, now president of
Simon Fraser University, when both
were at University of Toronto and
Bradshaw is optimistic relations between all three B.C. universities will
"Unfortunately B.C.'s three universities do not work as well together
as would be ideal. Hopefully their
relationship (Strangway and Saywell) will facilitate an improvement
in this situation," she said.
Another student Board member,
Don Holubitsky, who was on the
committee which selected Strangway, says the new president's experience as an administrator at U of T
(which is comparable in size to UBC)
• should serve him well when he attempts to restore unity and confidence here.
"Students should be a top priority. UBC is now a very unfriendly
place, and does not treat students
well. To enhance the alumni system,
UBC must treat its students better
before they graduate," he said.
Strangway will take up his new
post on November I. He will be on
campus this week holding preliminary meetings.
would open up the field to any private school being eligible for university status," Storey said.
Trinity Western proposed an academic council of peer review, appointed by the provincial cabinet, to
monitor the progress of graduate
and undergraduate programs. It also
agreed to withhold the granting of
degrees for three years to allow the
review council's findings to be studied and incorporated into the curriculum.
Storey explained "we're just not
ready for (full university status) yet.
To move from two-year programs to
graduate studies takes time, and we
wanted to maintain the strength of
our undergraduate program and
gradually strengthen the graduate
programs alongside it."
The amended legislation makes
TWU directly accountable to the
provincial cabinet, where the minister of universities would direct the
ministry to select a body to carry out
the peer review of the university.
Southern stressed the UCBC would
not necessarily be the select body of
"The government exercised responsibility by amending the legislation
to include peer review, but it reserved
judgment on the right to conduct
that review independently," Southern said.
"In addition, academic peer review
is not necessarily limited by provincial boundaries - but it would be a
good start for members of the review
council to be from B.C. universities."
Robert Smith, acting president of
UBC, agreed with the method of
peer review and called it one of the
"foundations of university autonomy."
Smith also noted the private nature
of Trinity Western and said the way
the change in status was made circumvented the UCBC.
Fishery funds scaled down
A $25 million cut to the federal
Fisheries and Oceans department
could harm UBC ocean science research work.
The cut, which follows a $40 million cut ordered last November,
could'mean some of the ministry's
fleet of survey and research ships
on which UBC research is carried
Efficiency review hits UBC campus
An efficiency expert firm from
Toronto is testing scientifically planned work routines on campus.
Ritchey and Associates has been
testing new ways of doing campus
custodial work which will most likely
be implemented early in September,
said Bruce Gellatly, UBC vice-president administration and finance
Monday. He would not say if more
efficient work practices would lead
to layoffs.
"In some cases we may add other
services," he said, adding some
funded but unfilled positions may be
The firm, which looks at how
work is organized and recommends
ways of making it more efficient, has
been looking at a number of campus
non-academic areas since the spring.
It will analyze the library, bookstore and food services in the fall
when campus is more crowded, said
Student Board of Governors rep
resentative Don Holubitsky said the
board had heard of the efficiency
plan to study units across the university.
Gellatly said operational changes
at physical plant, purchasing, personnel, and financial services won't
be noticeable to outside observers.
But he did say the campus mail room
was working well following some
efficiency tests early this month.
"There's been nothing late since
July," he said.
out will be sold to cover the deficit,
R.M. McMullen, acting assistant
deputy of ocean sciences and surveys, has said.
UBC oceanography head S.E.
Calvert said 12 UBC professors carry
out research on the ministry run
He said his department gets most
of its research funding from the
department of fisheries and the
National Science and Engineering
Research Council.
UBC receives about $1.2 million
in ocean science research funding
from outside sources which is "pretty
good" compared to funding provided
to other Canadian universities doing
similar research, Calvert said.
"It is important for future generations to build our knowledge on the
ocean's resources," he said.
Projects carried out at UBC include studying the conditions in the
ocean to determine the migration
route of sockeye salmon, and studying the factors determining the dis
tribution of the ocean flow.
Research in oceanography is also
being done at the University of
Toronto and Dalhousie University.
The ministry decided to in January to charge universities instead of
allowing scientists on board for free
for the time their scientists were at
sea on ministry ships, he said.
The additional charge for the universities coupled with the recent
university cutbacks would have
meant that UBC scientists "couldn't
do any work at sea," said Calvert.
He said the department wrote letters to protest the additional $5,000
to $9,000 per day it would have
cost the university to carry out the
research projects which caused the
ministry to "rescind" its original
Ocean science and surveys a-
mount to $125 million of the ministry's total $600 million budget.
Fisheries minister John Fraser is
expected to announce details of the
cuts in September. Page 4
The Summer Ubyssey
July 31 -August 6, 1985
Sometimes it is difficult to criticize the provincial government. Take
the recent changes to Medical Service Plan coverage for visa students
and workers.
The government cannot be criticized for its official announcement to
remove from B.C. visa holders the right to qualify for medical coverage
under the MSP, because there has not been any official announcement. Foreign students only learn when they apply that after August 1
they will pay more for medical coverage.
We can't get too upset with the Socreds for unilaterally changing the
medical act's definition of a "resident" because they didn't even consult with visa students about their medical fees ballooning.
Finally, our blood has no right to boil over the fact that this new
pseudo-policy discriminates against foreign students, because discriminating against foreign students is a long-standing tradition in B.C..
Foreign students already pay twice what Canadian students pay in
tuition and the fact that they will now have to pay another $600 in
medical fees should come as no surprise.
Official policy or not, the government should be pressured, until it
hurts, into reversing the MSP decision.
Expo 86 bigwig Jim Pattison recently announced five McDonalds restaurants at the fair site, including the now famous
floating one.
He said McDonalds stands for everything the fair stands for
—"quality, service and cleanliness."
He might have added a few other amusing similarities
between the two organizations.
Both Expo and McDonalds stand for paying their employees
the minimum wage and bashing any hint of union activity.
Expo may be expensive and McDonalds cheap but they both
feature that wonderful plastic look.
And they both appear very American.
But it is most interesting to observe that while McDonalds
.makes a great deal of money and Expo loses hundreds of millions of dollars, both organizations are represented to the world
by clowns.
Le tf "t6 rs       Boycott South African goods
Star Wars insane'
When I think of the future I like to
think of finishing my education and
obtaining a successful career in a
world that I feel secure and happy in.
When 1 think of Star Wars I not
only see all these possibilities as illusions but I also see a future of ANY
kind as hopeless.
This sense of hopelessness makes
me angry because along with it comes
an incredible lack of freedom and
choice. I, as an individual have
rights...one of my rights is the right
to live. I want to live...I want to be a
part of a safe, strong, and peaceful
world that cares about my future.
I do not want to be part of a world
full of lasers, particle beams, kinetic
projectiles and empty tomorrows.
How can I possibly exist in a
world that has no future?
No future, that is, except for increased ballistic missiles, more nu-
cleararmsand the precarious notion
that Star Wars would offer.
I have heard it said that Star Wars
would provide jobs. Well, as a youth
representing the hope for the future,
1 can tell you that working in a job
that will endanger not only my life
but the existence of mankind is not
only appalling but it is frightening.
It's also frightening that any gov
ernment would see it fit to provide
such an insane choice for an unemployed youth as to build a bomb or
laser that would endanger life. No
one needs a paycheque that badly!
I don't remember anyone asking
me what I thought of Star Wars. In
fact, I don't remember anyone asking youths, as a whole, what they
thought of Star Wars and Canada's
involvement in it.
I am a democratic citizen, as are
all Canadian youths, and yet our
voces are being lost in the frightening scream for more bombs...always
more bombs.
Star Wars WILL endanger the
future, youth or otherwise, of any
living person or thing. Doesn't that
concern the Canadian and American governments?!
I don't like going to sleep and
wondering if I'll be waking up again
the next day. LIFE SHOULD BE
MY RIGHT!!! Star Wars will surely
put that life in danger. Please give us
back, all of us, our future... Say NO
Molly Johnston
For  Vancouver  Youth  for  Peace
There is a struggle for self-determination that is making headlines
every day: the bloody encounters
between the South African people
and the security forces of that
The government of President
Botha has been cornered to calling a
state-of-emergency in many black
areas of the nation. Of course today's
situation in that country is a state of
emergency for a government based
on the the policy of apartheid. But
what about those who suffer the ugly
consequences of apartheid, the non-
white people. They also live in an
emergency situation, in a crisis. A
crisis that has existed from the
moment the apartheid state was conceived.
Why has the apartheid state of
South Africa lasted for so long?"Not
only because the laws and the security forces of South Africa are tough
on non-whites. It is also because the
South African governments have
provided foreign investors with an
economic paradise. It is because of
the inflow of money this economic
paradise guarantees, and because of
South African policy of military
self-sufficiency that it can keep its
people oppressed.
July 31 -August 6, 1985
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It was the best of times, it (Tuesdey) wos the worst of times, it wai the age of wisdom (Stephen
"huh?" Wisenthal), it was the ege of foolishness (Fave Dermen). it ws the epoch of belief (Rob
Chown). it was the epoch of incredulity (Pat Quan), it was a time of calm (Debbie "aacckklll"
Lo). It was a time of turmoil (Victor "Wong"), it was the season of light (Elena Miller). It was
the seeson of Darkness (Ian "shades" Weniger), It was the spring of hope (Etan Vlessing.
Camilla Dionne).it was the winter of despair (Gordon "Killer Miller" Clark), We (Lisa McGee,
Len Dyck), had everything before us. we (Mostewin Rozliz) were all going direct the other
Who invests in South Africa and
where do South Africans invest? We
do not have to go very far to find
South African connections in Canada.
The Bank of Montreal, along with
other major Canadian banks, invest
in South Africa. Carling O'Keefe
breweries, B.C. Grower's ciders and.
The Jordan and Ste. Michelle Cellars have South African interests.
Yes, there are people in B.C. and in
Vancouver that by using the services
and goods these companies provide
help keep the Africaaners in power.
The students at U BC, through the
Alma Mater Society, also play a role
in this system of oppression. The
monies of the Alma Mater Society
are invested at the Bank of Montreal, and we also distribute and consume in our pubs Carling O'Keefe
beers and B.C. Grower's ciders.
Why should we support the apartheid government by engaging in
businesses with companies with direct ties to South Africa? Let us pull
out of the Bank of Montreal and
stop buying Carling O'Keefe beer
and B.C. Grower's cider.
Is it not time that we take a stand
for the rights of fellow humans?
Why should the majority of South
Africans wait one more instant for
the equality they deserve? Why are
we stopping them?
horacio do la cueva
grad studies 9
Bland writer's trite cliches consume readership
The claim that Vaughn Palmer is
one of the most colourful columnists
on the staff of the Vancouver Sun is
quite the most amusing thing to
come out of the print medium since
the Chicago Tribune crowned Dewey
as president of the USA.
Palmer actually appears to be one
of the most blandly endowed writers
in the country.
He has little fewer than 2000 full-
time cliches which are charged with
informing 150,000 loyal and not so
loyal readers. This works out to
about forty readers for every silly
and tedious phrase, such as "all bets
are off" and the now classic "Mr.
McGeer has been bubbling".
Statistics Canada figures that the
ratio of other Sun columnists are
Marjorie Nichols 99:1, Denny Boyd,
60:1 and Pete Mcmartin 70:1. One
other writer does have a higher ratio
than Palmer, but only by a little.
Those figures are weighted to allow
for the fact that boring trite cliches
consume more readers. If one compares trite cliches only, none of the
other writers has a reader-cliche ratio
as low as Palmer's.
The figures allow for some inter
esting comparisons with other writers. In order to reach the 40:1 level
of the poor downtrodden Palmer,
Nichols would have to engage more
than 100 overused phrases, which
suggests  that   Nichols  should   be
ashamed of herself.
Or consider the case of Les Bewley
who has about the same number of
cliches yet manages with just one
part-time reader.
Differences between cliche vocab
ularies surely account for some variation in the size of readerships, but
even so Vaughn Palmer seems to be
well padded with stupid cliches and
in no danger of rising to the status of
correspondent student.
1 also have it on official rumour,
heard between sets, that the McBarge
will remain after Expo as a permanent "restaurant". It will receive supplies via the giant Seaspan barges that
usually carry woodchips. Word has
it that the only thing changing will
be the new docking site, and that the
food content of the hamburgers will
not change; sawdust content of a Big
Mac will remain at 80%.
My government friends also asked
me to note that Expo is right on
budget and may even run a surplus if
the entire population of mainland
China arrives as expected and spends
$500 a day for 40 days.
Expo Chair Jim Pattison is also
producing a major pornographic epic
in 3-D for the Omnimax display centre. The Omnimax. built with nonunion labour, will stop leaking after
the children in the site daycare finish
filling the cracks with plasticine. July 31 -August 6, 1985
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Premier sweats in political comedy
"Attitude is more important than
This gem of absurd logic is what
William the premier (Colin Thomas)
**■•» consoles his fired cleaning woman
with. It is also the rationale for his
.a» restraint policy. Unlike the play it
appears in, William's logic fails on
both counts. ' ~
The Enemy Within
Headline Theatre
"~ ■*■ By David Diamond
The play is an undisguised attack
on the provincial government's restraint policy and as the program
says, "any similarity to real events or
real people is purely intentional."
Claire the cleaning woman (Suzie
' Payne) represents Jeanne Q. Public,
who suffers an economic downfall
*~ '  under restraint with all the dehumanizing consequences that are so
prominent in pre-Expo B.C.
Claire starts out as happy as can
be. As William's cleaning woman
■* ■* she shares jokes with him and even
prepares her sweaty employer for a
—'  press conference by playing the
'Marjorie Nichols Game'.
Then, as William's head pops into
the hollow TV in the office wall to
deliver a restraint speech, a boxing
lr-' glove attached to a mechanical arm
delivers Claire's pink slip. Being Wil-
—-   Ham's confidante is of no help to her,
as he tells her that being fired now
gives Claire a unique opportunity to
compete in B.C.'s dynamic, flexible
work force.
Ik-,-     From here Claire's happy life takes
a tailspin that takes her from deligh-
— ted to disspirited to depressed to
We are presented with a mountain
of disturbing economic and political
facts throughout the play. The facts
are all interesting and when William
spouts exact quotes from real Ben-
- j> nett speeches Thomas pushes a but
ton for that funny deja vu sensation.
-■> Unfortunately, for a play that
obviously feels facts to be so vital, it
often uses them sloppily. Many lines
were awkward or were forced out of
the actors' mouths just so the au-
,^-dience could hear another damning
statistic about the government. For
example, the play takes a lot of
knocks against special economic
zones, but in doing so it makes tenuous comparisons between B.C. and
the Philippines, where there are armed guards in the factories.
The only other gripe I have with
the play is that the two characters
were so one-dimensional. This was
not the actors' fault, as they were
called onto play a cartoon character
version of the premier and a typical
member of the downtrodden masses.
As a political play it doesn't allow
for emotions other than moral outrage.
It is, however, satisfying to see
that snake oil salesman rendition of
the premier, and Thomas plays it to
the hilt. He scowls, he sweats.
While Claire stands in the food
bank line he splutters childishly,
making dump truck noises and
pushing a toy truck around dreaming of the Coquahalla highway.
The best scene had William attempting to sell Expo balloons to
members of the audience. Deflating
the balloon with a rude noise and
sneering at the audience he jokes,
"Guess what this is? NDP think
tank." He then barters with individuals; his incredible asking price is
twenty dollars for a balloon.
He asks a healthy woman to give
up provincial aid for hospitals for a
balloon. He asks one man to allow
him to privatize the women's transition house for a balloon and the
opportunity to buy tickets to Expo.
When the man refuses, William takes
a nasty (but funny) crack at the
man's masculinity.
Unable to sell a single balloon, he
smirks and then says that, like it or
not, we are all secretly curious about
Expo, and then tells us that we are
all going to visit.
The audience boos.
William silences them with "You'd
better all go because if you don't, it'll
The Enemy Within is a fast paced,
single-minded political comedy that,
as one audience member said, "sure
shows how our lives are tied into the
High baroque music satisfies
in ways lost to modern music
If you think that early music is just
for music majors the Vancouver
Early Music Festival will come as a
pleasant surprise. You don't need to
know anything about music from
the past to enjoy music from the
Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque
Vancouver Early Music Festival
at UBC Music Building Recital Hall
until August 16
Friday evening's presentation was
chamber music of the high Baroque,
performed by the Boston Museum
Trio in their first Vancouver appearance.
The trio, consisting of John Gibbons on harpsichord, Daniel Stepner
on baroque violin, and Laura Jep-
pesen on viola da gamba, was
founded in 1973. It is the resident
performing ensemble at the Museum
of Fine Arts in Boston. All three
musicians gave excellent, high energy
performances especially on the technically difficult pieces.
The evening opened with two
numbers performed by the trio using
instruments from the baroque period. This gave the music a full and
satisfying sound lost to modern instruments. The various sounds of the
viola da gamba, violin and harpsichord complemented each other beautifully.
This was followed by a solo presentation of four sonatas, skillfully
performed on the harpsichord by
Gibbons. Then a number for gamba
and violin was executed by Jeppesen
and Stepner. The introductory comments by the artists befofe each
number were informative and hum
The evening concluded with a
musical number from a "petit opera"
of the period. This number showed
each musician's talent to advantage
and was a beautiful close to a completely enjoyable evening. The audience was attentive throughout and
enthusiastically showed their appreciation for the fine performance.
In conjunction with the early
music festival there are an assortment of workshops on different
aspects of early music and dance
being held. The festival is jointly
sponsored by the UBC Department
of Music and the Vancouver Society
for Early Music. The Vancouver
Society for Early Music is the oldest
early music organization in North
America and is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this season.
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July 31 -August 6, 1985
Kasey Spragg and Jam Session at
the Hot Jazz Society (2120 Main St.
873-4131) Wednesday July 31.
Deron Hanley at the Landmark Jaz-
zbar (Robson and Nicola 687-9312),
July 31 to August 3.
Sam and Dave, the Legendary Sam
Moore, at the Commodore Ballroom
(870 Granville 681-7838), Aug. 2 & 3
at 8:30.
Asa and Ogedenbe, traditional West
African songs and drums from Nigeria August 2 & 3 at the Classical
Joint Coffee House (231 Carrall St.
689-0667). The Jazz Police Sunday
Aug. 4.
starting Aug. 2. We Want Moshiach
Now!, photo documentary of Vancouver's fairly young Chassidic community Aug. 1 - Sept. 1.
Surrey Art Gallery (13570-88th
Ave 596-7461) Lori Goldberg and
Sylvie Roussel: Installations, sculpture and painting, until Aug. 18.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
(736-4431 1905 Ogden Ave.) Heritage Boat Festival, August 3-5.
AMS Art Gallery Summer Exhibitions (main concourse Student
Union Building) AMS Collection
July 22 - Aug. 2 and Fabric Design
Aug. 5. Vancouver Museum (1100
Chestnutt St.) Judy Chicago's Birth
Project the only Canadian showing,
until Sept. 28.
Burnaby Art Gallery (6344 Gilpin
St.) Contemporary Japanese Print
1950-1983, until Aug. 5.
The Contemporary Art Gallery
(555 Hamilton St. 687-1345) The
photos of Jayce Salloum, ektaco-
lour photos that contain neglected
settings and speak of metaphor, mythology and allegory, until Aug. 17.
Presentation House (333 Chesterfield Ave. North Van. 986-1351) the
Camera Obscura room, the inside of
a camera looking out,  12-4 p.m.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
is expanding its public service
Housing Registry and urges tenants to come in and register and
land lords to phone in their listings. We list suites, houses, shared accomodations and housekeeping rooms.
call: 736-3588 Register at Kits
House: 2325 W. 7th Ave.
Issues of the Nighttime Firehall
Theatre (280 W. Cordova), until
Aug. 3.
Brigadoon, alternating with,
Damn Yankees, Theatre Under the
Stars Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
(280-4411), until August 16th.
The Enemy Within, a political
comedy about the Premier his cleaning woman, restraint and you. Headlines Theatre (738-2283), until Aug.
James Cowan Theatre (6450 Gilpin St. Burnaby 291-6864) The Typists and the Tiger, until Aug. 3.
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Love test moves many to tears
You can somehow sense, even
before the opening credits have vanished from the screen, that "A Test
of Love" is one of those films that
will have you diving into your
pocket searching for that ever elusive Kleenex before it is over. Actu
ally, only the most cold-blooded of
the population could make it past the
first few scenes without shedding a
tear or three.
This award winning film is based
on a true story that was the centre of
a controversy in Australia only a few
years ago. "A Test of Love" is the
story of a young girl, Annie O'Far-
rell, who after suffering brain damage at birth is afflicted with cerebral
palsy and is institutionalized at the
age of three after being diagnosed as
profoundly retarded.
She subsists in the bleak, affec-
tionless wards of Brentwood Hospital until Jessica Hataway is hired as
an assistant to the psychiatrist when
Annie is fourteen years old.
Hathaway takes the institution by
storm. She possesses boundless' energy, enthusiasm and compassion
and proceeds to instigate various
programmes to enhance the lives of
these impoverished children. She also
succeeds in antagonizing the other
hospital staff who are too burnt-out
or inherently callous to do anymore
than the bare minimum. Jessica is so
obsessed with her work with the
children that she is unconscious of
the staffs growing animosity towards
Before the repercussions of her
political ignorance catch up with
her, Jessica has the opportunity to
work with Annie, whose responses,
She observes, reveal considerable intelligence. After working with her
intensively over a period of years
Jessica teaches Annie to communicate through the use of a letter
board. Annie is able to read and to
express herself quite eloquently before long.
The complications come when the
authorities refuse to believe that
Annie is anything more than a vegetable with a sub-normal IQ level. The
embittered hospital staff accuse Jessica of manipulating Annie and of
pointing her arm to the right letters
(in order to control her spastic movements Jessica would hold Annie's
arm while she points at the letter
Furtherand more threatening com
plications arise when Annie tells Jessica of an attempt to smother her
one night. Jessica reports the incident to the authorities and she is
accused of defamation and suspended
from her job. It now becomes
imperative that Annie's intelligence
be made public. Jessica finds a lawyer to represent Annie and they seek
a writ of habeas corpus to allow
Annie to leave the hospital.
Curiously, it is not only the authorities' suspicion that threatens the outcome of events but, also, Annie's
own anger and fear that frequently
renders her uncooperative and suspicious.
"A Test of Love" is a film that,
merely by virtue of its subject-matter,
treads a very fine line between believ.-
able and indulgently sentimental. It
is a tribute to the acting ability of the
principle actors - Angela Punch
McGregor (as Jessica), Drew For-
sythe (Jessica's lover) and Tina
Arhondis (as Annie) that the film
rarely seems to be manipulating our
tear ducts.
Angela Punch McGregor is convincing as Jessica. Her eyes mirror
her obsession and sense of vision.
Her scruffy hair belies her preoccupation almost as convincingly as her
single topic of conversation - Annie.
Her lover David, played by Drew
Forsythe, is a college lecturer and
aspiring writer who provides the
film with much needed comic relief.
He is unwillingly virtuous, the perfect foil for Jessica's self-less visionary role. When he is told that what
he is doing with Annie is "good" he
responds with "But I don't want to
be good!" He also echoes the discomfort that all of us who are "temporarily able" feel when we encounter disabled people - "It could be me
just as easily."
Monica Maughan, who portrays
the psychiatrist, Vera, who Jessica
unwittingly usurps articulates the
tension in the hospital and makes it
possible for us to sympathize with
the ostensible "bad guys". She for
one,, has neither the energy, the
patience or the drive to make a difference for these young children or
to fight the prevailing politics.
What "A Test of Love" powerfully conveys is the horror of an
existence entrapped - inside a body
that refuses to cooperate and of
institutions created by a society so
frightened that it would sooner
prefer you were not seen nor heard.
TINA ARHOND...plays Annie enjoying a moment of joy in Test of Love
The premise: the soul of an evil
king has been sealed up for eons in
an ebony cauldron. Whoever possesses the cauldron can conjure up
an army of the.dead and therefore
rule supreme. A monarch known as
the Horned King wants the cauldron. The only ones standing in his
way are two teenagers, an old minstrel and a gremlin-like creature
named Guggie.
It doesn't sound much like a Walt
Disney picture, but it is. The genre of
the Black Cauldron is far removed
from the Disney classics - no doubt
due to the influence of Dungeons
and Dragons. But the quality known
as "Disney magic" is definitely there,
albeit in smaller quantities than one
would have expected or liked.
To be fair, this is the first major
effort of the "new school" of Disney
the gaps
Black Cauldron fair
attempt from 'new schooP
animators, those people who signed
on after 1974. The people responsible for efforts such as The Jungle
Book and The Rescuers have by now
retired or started their own studios.
In the 1970's, Disney began to hire
•new-people to revitalize their animation department. It was a gamble
which has paid off with Black
The animation is above standard
for a Disney film. There is more use
of impossible camera angles - a vulture's swoop is seen from between
the claws of the beast, with some
what accurate readjusting of perspective with each frame. And in the
scenes featuring the cauldron's spell,
1 would challenge anyone who says
live-action was not used. (Watch the
smoke pouring from the cauldron
and you'll see what I mean.)
The characterizations come out as
silver-age (i.e. 1950-67) Disney vintage. The protagonists are good-
looking children, the Horned King is
appropriately menacing (his final
fate may be frightening to little ones
- parents be warned), and the supporting characters are delightfully
comic, particularly Guggie, voiced
in a Donald Duck-like rasp by John
Byner of the TV show Bizarre. Guggie is cute, roguish, and ten-to-one
he'll wind up as one of the costumed
characters at Disney's amusement
parks within six months.
The film's major problem is its
storyline. There really isn't enough
of it. The characters are hastily developed or introduced. One would
have liked to know more about
them, such as what they did before
the film.  In short, the film has a
condensea storyline, and the gaps
are noticeable. This occurs in spite
of Disney's attempt to adapt The
Black Cauldron accurately to film.
Anyone who has read Peter Pan
or Miss Bianca (the book on which
The Rescuers is based) will tell you
book and movie only superficially
resemble each other. Disney's writers took the basic elements of each
plot and worked it into a faster-
paced, more entertaining story, this
re-weaving is not present in The
Black Cauldron.
As well, the story revolves around
human and humanoid characters, so
there is little chance to work classic
Disney magic, which is best known
for personifying the animal world.
The animals here are pretty straight,
with no real cuteness.
Still, the "new school's" The Black
Cauldron is a good movie - not
great, but good.
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July 31 -August 6, 1985
RICK HANSEN...now in Europe
Hansen wheels into Europe
LONDON — Rick Hansen is back
on track - and glad to be there.
The UBC physical education student stopped here briefly during
Canada Day weekend before starting the European leg of his Man in
Motion World Wheelchair Tour.
Looking fit and well rested, Hansen
was the guest of honour at a special
reception held at British Columbia
After wheeling along the west coast
and the deep south of the United
States, Hansen flew here from
Miami. The American public contributed only $10,000 to Hansen,
who is raising money for spinal cord
The tour will last 18 months, ending near the conclusion of Expo 86.
Hansen's specially designed wheelchair has already gone through 30
tires. However, Hansen has remained
relatively free of injury.
"There are a few minor problems
but nothing serious," said Hansen,
who plans to complete his Bachelor
of Physical Education after the tour
The idea of a world wheelchair
tour first came to Hansen in 1980.
The 28 year old began planning it
last year but, even as he left Vancouver on March 18. there were
almost no corporate sponsors and
Hansen did not know whether he
would be able to cover his expenses.
Since then, McDonald's, Nike, and
Air Canada have come through with
financial support for the Williams
Lake resident.
"The corporate sponsors have
really been terrific," said Hansen.
The provincial government has also
provided financial support for the
Hansen, who broke his spine in a
truck accident at age 15, hopes to
raise 10 million dollars for spinal
cord research. Fellow Canadian
Steve Fonyo earned 25 million dollars in B.C. alone on his Journey for
Lives run across Canada.
The European portion of the Man
in Motion World Wheelchair Tour
will end in Greece. From there,
Hansen will fly to the Middle East to
begin the third leg. He expects to be
in Australia by Christmas.
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Socialist wants democracy _
One in four American workers is
useless guard labour according to a
left wing economist from the University of Massachusetts.
"" Sam Bowles spoke on The Future
of Economic Democracy to over 300
people Monday at the Robson
Square Media Centre.
"It is a tribute to the great affluence of the American economy that
it can support 25 million people
simply guarding the process," he
In a democratic society, there
would be no need to control workers
as they would be self-motivated, he
said. Guard labour consists of the
military, police, prison guards, prisoners, millions of supervisors and
unemployed people, all of whom
keep ordinary workers in line by
their actions or existence, he said.
"A democratic economy will be a
much more sensible way of spending
our time, our money and our economic resources," he said. "There is
a rising cost of keeping people down
(by having so many people unpro-
ductively employed in society)."
Bowles outlined several requirements for economic democracy. Everyone should have the right to a
job, he said.
"If you're dependent on somebody
for a job you aren't free. An employee
has given over his or her autonomy
to an employer," he said.
He said hierarchies in work and
home life would also have to go,
adding women should be equal and
democratic workplaces are efficient.
Bowles also said the public should
control where profits are invested.
"That surplus is the product of the
people; it is not the product of the
people who own it." he said. Bowles
described the owners as tollbooths
grabbing a bite out of the economy.
"If you find a way to remove the
tollbooth you may find the road easier to travel on."
He stressed the way to his vision
was through democracy which opposes control by multinationals and
elite interests.
Women may sue Memorial
"I don't think the way to fight for
socialism is to fight for socialism."
he said. "I think the way to fight for
socialism is to fight for democracy."
Bowles said people who want to
control their own lives are the key to
the contest between democracy and
the logic of capitalism.
"Where socialist parties have been
fighting for democracy they have
won; where they are irrelevant to
democracy they have lost," he said.
He added guaranteed unemployment is not a problem because "unemployment is not a problem but a
policy" of the US federal rserve
board and government.
Technical change is not the culprit
in unemployment because the number of hours per job can be reduced,
he said.
"It is societies like the US which
have had slow technical change which
have had unemployment."said Bowles.
He also cited the women's movement as a major example today of a
mass movement against hierarchy.
ST. JOHN'S (CUP) — A lawsuit
under the Charter of Rights is one
option women faculty at Memorial
University of Newfoundland are considering to redress unequal salaries
at the university.
The Status of Women committee
of the MUN Faculty Association is
holding meetings over the summer
to determine a response to a recent
report on faculty salaries indicating
a substantial bias against women.
The report by William Schrank of
Memorial's Economics department
says the average salary difference is
about $ 1900 or five percent although
in certain cases the discrepancy is as
large as $6538 or 16.3 percent.
Biology professor Joan Scott, a
member of the Status of Women
committee said the legal option,
which has been successful at some
universities in the United States, is
being considered by women faculty.
"This is something that even a
surprising number of conservative
women supported." Scott said.
But the committee needs to know
a lot more about the legislation and
what people have done in other places, she said.
Another possibility is to address
the salary question through a collective agreement should the faculty's
unionizing drive, set for the fall,
(When available)
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