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The Ubyssey Nov 27, 1998

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Sessional lecturers am paid as little as
one-fifth the salary of a tenured prof.
by Jamie Wood:
When Donna Vogel started writing her PhD thesis in sociology on progressive politics, she may not hav<
seen herself helping organise a political movement a fewyears later. But when UBC sessional and part-timi
instructors launch a union drive next Wednesday, Vogel will be doing just that
As a part-time instructor in the sociology department, Vogel teaches six credits a year. It earns her a sal:
of less than $8,000, and like the rest of the university's part-time instructors, it leaves her without any bene-
Vogel says she's helping Sessionals Organizing Sessionals (SOS) in its union drive because reality may pre-
rent her from achieving her ambition—becoming a fully tenured professor. And even if that dream does p;
jout, she says, she has to pay the bills in the meantime.
"For sociologists, there might be two jobs offered in Canada right now. Two, in the entire country. So fo:
[those of us working as sessionals, it's no longer just a little extra or a hobby.
"This is our survival, and our life."
While the category of the sessional was created as an apprenticeship period and as a way of accommo
(dating visiting professors, it's since turned into something different. Administrations facing government cut
backs are looking at salaries as a way to trim budgets. Departing faculty who have tenure are being replaced
[by sessionals and part-time instructors who earn between half and one-fifth what a tenured faculty mem-
eam doing the same job.
I5||ult, sessionals and part-time instructors now comprise a large part of the academic labour force. According
£gy|Bercuson, Robert Bothwell, and Jack Granatstein, authors of Petrified Campus, there were at least 50,000 ses-
ajs,and part-time instructors in Canadian universities by 1996.
!, the Faculty Association currently represents sessionals who teach more than nine credits a year—a group
comprises only 150 of UBC's 700 part-time and sessional instructors.
.jjhei ist two bargaining rounds with the university, the Faculty Association has raised two significant demands for
QiS| The first was the ability to represent, and get benefits for, part-time instructors who teach less than nine
§BjBjjtt|B3Jie second demand was a pay raise. On the first demand, they got nowhere. On the second, they got a one per
^en|^y.increase in 1997-98, and will get nothing more until a two per cent pay increase kicks in on July 1,2000.
^Tlsffllfiist those gains with the benefits a sessional at York University receives and the reason UBC sessionals and,
anstructors would want to organise themselves becomes clear.
Unionising in the eighties, York sessionals have negotiated the best wage and benefits package of any ses
|g3i|j||pianion in the country. For a three credit course that pays UBC English and sociology sessionals less than $4,000,
ayo^sessional gets paid more than $7,000. York sessionals also receive dental and medical benefits, professional devel
;ppmen£funding, and inclusion into the university's pension plan.
""*" " other thing that the York sessionals have been able to negotiate into their contract is a strong seniority clause.
Jaught a course for three years running, aYork sessional has right of first refusal over whether to teach it again,
niority is defined a little more vaguely: a sessional who's taught a course for three years would have seniori-
igs being equal.
tefinition that Clint Burnham, who's in his third year as a full-time sessional in the English department, wor-
hemay lose his job over. Of course, he's also got a student loan to pay off, a task not made easier by the fact that he's
,000 less than an entry level high school teacher.
rersitys supposed to be a place that carries out thought for society," he says. 'And that can't go on when people are worried about their working conditions from course to course."
While Faculty Association President Mary Russell says she "would have quite a lot to say" about the association's 150|
ibeivisigning on with another union, she says she's more concerned that a breakaway union could jeopardise,
'tyAssociation negotiations with the university at bargaining time.
ically, she's worried that if sessionals and part-time instructors are successful in forming their own union, it
the aclministration to legitimise a more widespread use of non-tenured lecturers. The result, she fears,
tean an even more entrenched replacement of tenured positions by sessional and part-time labour,
at Russell fears most is the administration playing one union off the other.
that is the real problem. If we're all part of one bargaining unit then it isn't possible for the university to [play]|
divfl   B conquer."
ick, a staff member at CUPE local 3903, which represents teaching assistants and sessionals at Yorl
IPrfl   B says it's up to the Faculty Association to ensure that doesn't happen. He says the only way that a divide an
:enario would develop was if the Faculty Association made life tough for the breakaway union,
faculty associations, a lot of them will pull this red herring out... They don't want somebody else having a;
e action."
liece of the action will, in any case, be limited by guidelines set out by the Public Employees Sector Council,
its wage increases to two per cent annually. In the last bargaining round, however, UBC's tenure stream fac
arable to use various loopholes to get around the guidelines and increase their wages by negotiating a $51
lessjorial Development Allowance.
OS will launch the union next Wednesday afternoon at the Grad Centre, the certification drive will not st;
15. Under BC labour law, the organisers have until April 15 to collect signatures from the sessional an
istructors at UBC. A ratification vote would be forced if 45 per cent of them sign union cards. With 55 pei
union would automatically pass.
*i! •?■ i   -   "4WP^P would still be a better option, says Vogel. But in the meantime, she says, the adnunistration needs t<
" - * -*■" ■^'-adcnoWeclge that sessionals, while they'd prefer permanent employment, aren't going to go away.
"! ''^^Ife^led post-Fordism, ifs temporary employment And it's not just here, it's the entire economy in the advanced
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APEC inquiry derailed
by Sarah Galashan
The government inquiry into the actions of RCMP officers
during last year's APEC summit at UBC will not reconvene
this week, a federal court ruled Thursday.
The decision comes in favour of an application from
lawyers for RCMP officers to adjourn the hearings pending
a court ruling on allegations of bias against inquiry panel
chairperson, Gerald Morin.
Allegations against Morin, one of three panel members,
came from Saskatchewan-based Constable Russell Black
late in October. He alleges he overheard a conversation in
which Morin prejudged the outcome of the inquiry while
gambling at Saskatchewan's Northern Lights Casino.
"He indicated that, ah, the RCMP were, were in the
wrong doing and he knows what his decision's gonna be
when he goes to APEC's hearing in the fall time," stated
Black in a transcript provided to the court.
Morin immediately denied the allegations were true. "I
have not prejudged. I will not prejudge these matters. I will
judge only after all the evidence is in," he said before
adjourning the hearings October 26.
Still, the court ruled the inquiry cannot reconvene,
despite plans to do so, until a judge decides if Morin is
biased. If so, all three panel members could be replaced.
"I'm looking at at least six months and that's very disappointing," said Annette Muttray, a UBC student involved in
the inquiry.
"The cops got what they wanted, another delay."
Muttray told the Ubyssey she is leaning toward focusing
on a civil suit against the RCMP and the federal government
for their alleged efforts to silence protest at the annual economic summit held on the UBC campus.
"Every delay costs us a lot of money," she said. "My whole
impression is that they [the RCMP and government lawyers]
are involved in a concerted effort to kill these hearings."
Complainants have argued since September that this
inquiry, regulated by the government's RCMP Public
Complaints Commission, was problematic.
The inquiry was scheduled to hear testimony this week
on separate allegations that former Solicitor General Andy
Scott jeopardised the hearings by prejudging their outcome.
Scott resigned this week after repeated attacks from
opposition in the House of Commons.**
Celebrating APEC
protest with song
 by Nicholas Bradley
A small group gathered in the rain at the
Goddess of Democracy statue Wednesday
marked the anniversary of the day APEC
came to campus, and celebrated the success of student efforts to bring attention to the issue of human
"We're here to talk
about how great a job the
students did," said Nora
Danielson, a member of
APEC-Alert and one of the
rally's organisers.
The group was significantly short on numbers
compared to last year.
Instead of the thousand
who marched across campus last year, only a few
dozen protesters were
there to listen to speeches, sing along with
the Raging Grannies—and watch street theatre.
But AMS President Vivian Hoffmann said
that she expected a small turnout.
"It was pretty small but I think that the
energy there, between the Grannies and the
street theatre and some of the speakers that
we had was really good." Hoffmann said
there hadn't been much organisation or
advertising for the event.
Controversy over the treatment of stu-
"You know it's
bullshit, you
know it's
human rights
are not on the
APEC agenda"
—Garth Mullins
Democracy St
dents at last November's protest has put
pressure on the Canadian government. That
pressure, said speakers at the rally, is what
forced Prime Minister Jean Chretien's decision to bring up human rights at this year's
APEC leader's conference in
Garth Mullins of the protest
group Democracy Street said student pressure was also partly
responsible for the resignation of
Solicitor General Andy Scott in the
wake of allegations the politician
had biased a government inquiry
into the actions of RCMP officers at
last year's protest.
Mullins added that Chretien's
interest in human rights was merely for show and called attention to
the problem of Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation [APEC]
"You know it's bullshit, you
know it's hypocrisy because human rights
are not on the APEC agenda."
The student society also supported the
anniversary with a fund-raiser for student
complainants alleging RCMP misconduct
during jAPEC. A benefit concert held in the
campus Pub, the Pit, Tuesday night raised
over $840 to help cover the complainants'
legal costs.
"It went great," said Hoffmann, who estimated that over 100 people attended the
concert. ♦
SINGING IN THE RAIN: The Raging Grannies, a Canadian protest group, led students in
songs dripping with sarcasm last Wednesday to commemorate last year's APEC protest.
Support for AMS petition lagging
by Cynthia Lee
The Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS) isn't putting much
faith in an AMS petition being circulated around campus to put
pressure on the provincial government to address a number of post-
secondary education policy
"No politician in his or her
right mind would say, 'Okay,
you've got a few signatures, I'll
agree with that,'" said Elizabeth
Carlyle, CFS chairperson.
"Politicians     make     decisions
because they feel pressured in a
pretty significant fashion and
petitions just don't do the trick."
But Ryan Marshall, AMS coordinator of external affairs, says
that petitions are an effective tool
to lobby the government.
"Really, the only way this government listens is with more of a
mass voice," he said.
The AMS has allocated $3000
towards the campaign, and hopes
to collect 12,000 signatures by
mid-January—the same number
submitted to the BC government
last year to get the province-wide
tuition freeze extended.
There are four points the AMS
wants the province to consider:
•increased post-secondary
funding during the tuition freeze;
•a commitment to oppose differential tuition fees for out-of-
province students;
•setting predictable tuition levels as opposed to doing it on a
year-by-year basis; and
•ensuring student representation on provincial education committees.
Flint Bondurant, a spokesperson for the province's Advanced
Education Ministry was vague
when asked to address the issues
directly. But he suggested that
being part of a large student lobby
organisation may be a more effective way for student societies to
make their voices heard.
"[It] allows for ongoing dialogue leading to better understanding of the student's perspective and experiences," he said.
The AMS actually is a member
of one of those lobby organisations, the Canadian Alliance of
Student Associations (CASA). But
Marshall said that because the
provincial wing of CASA is not that
well-organised, the AMS had to
find an alternative method of lobbying the province.
But even one of the students
charged with organising the petition now doubts whether the
12,000 signature goal can be
reached. Tina Chiao says getting
students to sign has been a chore.
"It's not a good time in the year,
just because exams are coming,"
she said. "And I'm finding it hard
to get volunteers because there
isn't a lot of people with a lot of
time right now."** THE UBYSSty'ffflOAY. NOVEMBER 27,1998
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Ayn Rand larger than life
Opens today
Playing at the Caprice
by Ben Bjarnason
Patrons of communism and altruism beware: the
philosophies of Ayn Rand have hit the big screen.
Rand, pioneering author of the terms individualism
and objectivism, is the subject of the newly released
documentary by writer, director and producer
Michael Paxton. Books such as We the Living, The
Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged have made Ayn
Rand one of the most successful, enigmatic, and
unabashedly criticised authors of the twentieth century. And with sales of over twenty million copies,
growing at a rate of 300,000 a year, it's safe to say her
ideologies have produced an ardent public interest.
Some consider Rand as an anti-feminist, a
romancer of the purposefulness and strength of male
ideals. Her philosophy, in her own words, is the concept of man as a heroic being. His own happiness is
the moral purpose of his life, productive achievement is his noblest activity, and reason is his only
Bearing this in mind, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life can
be considered a controversial film. Like the protago
nists in her books, Rand is a strong willed, highly
ambitious, stubborn, and uncompromising individual whose passion for writing is equaled only by her
love for her husband, actor Frank O'Connor. Born in
1905 in St Petersburg, Russia, Rand admits that much
of her writing stems from her disillusionment at an
early age by the practices of pre- and post-Soviet
Russia politics, and their concepts of collectivism.
If you haven't read Rand's novels or don't agree
with her ideas, A Sense of Life is still worth seeing.
Rand comes across as an intelligent, yet somewhat
bizarre woman. She glorifies the US and its capitalist
policies, and dogmatically denounces the Soviet
Union—based mostly on her own experiences. Yet
Rand speaks with such fervency about her subject
matter, that her sincerity and dedication cannot be
At two and a half hours, A Sense of Life is a little
long and tedious, and some ideas are over-stated. But
just watching Rand and listening to her own story are
far more interesting than anything she's ever written.
The film received an Oscar nomination for best feature-length documentary last year, which isn't too
surprising considering its glorification of all things
American. But, despite all this, A Sense of Life is well-
structured, revealing, and sometimes shocking.
Ignore the affected nomination, this film is worth
paying money to see.*>
Opens today everywhere
by Vince Yim
Home Fries opens with expectant unwed mother
Sally (Drew Barrymore) working the fast food
drive-through window, when up drives her baby's
father. After picking up his milkshake, he speeds off
pursued by a military helicopter. This isn't your
run-of-the-mill romantic comedy.
Home Fries tells the tale of the relationship
between Sally and Dorian (Luke Wilson), a helicopter pilot who has a different kind of connection
with Sally—more than he would care to admit.
After taking a professional (and personal) interest
in her, he finds a job at the fast-food place she
works at, and the film flies on from there.
Combing dark comedy with the usual romantic
comedyangle,Home Fries succeeds without being
sappy. It's the dark comedic moments that become
the most memorable, particularly those involving
the wife of the father of Sally's child. Catherine
O'Hara, as the wife, offers a wonderful portrayal as
she targets her philandering husband, Sally and
anybody else who can help her quest for
If there : are any complaints, they concern
Barrymore's performance. She's not altogether con
vincing, especially when she loses the south Texan
accent that film requires of her—a problem Luke
Wilson doesn't have. As well, Barrymore seems
awfully agile for a woman eight months pregnant,
Still, Home Fries is a film that should please
viewers with its plot twists galore and hilarious
dark moments. It's sure to entertain.* THF UBYSSEY.
Your untraditional Belgian quartet]
tar/keyboards), Frank Duchene (kt
What do they do?
by John
Geike Arnaert (vocals), Alex Callier (progran
yboards/engineering), and Raymond Geerts
DONT BOTHER: Hooverphonic will play Richard's on Richards Nov 29
Musir minded
As much as I am a sucker for live recordings, this one really, really falls short. There
are some obvious advantages a studio
recording has over a live performance:
fewer mistakes, crisper sound and no
annoying chatter. Live performances, however, give the artists the chance to prove
themselves on stage, along with providing
a more energetic, raw sound.
But with the visual element of the concert that happened on Survival of the Illest
missing, there unfortunately isn't much
left. Survival of the Illest takes four of the
biggest living names in East Coast hip-
hop—namely Cormega, Onyx, Def Squad,
and DMX—and compiles the "best" of
their live tracks. The end result is a CD with
only a few standout tracks that leaves me
yearning for the "good old days" when
Public Enemy and Ice-T ruled the airwaves. Even a solid mainstay like Onyx falls
short. The sound mix here on their hit sin-
gle "Slam" is muddy and incoherent,
dumbing down what, on record, is an energetic track.
The CD opens up with a three-track
selection by Cormega with "special" guest
Foxy Brown. One listen to Foxy Brown's
"vocals" on "Affirmative Action" and "Slow
Down" will leave you wonder how she
managed to get into the industry. Her voice
makes the sound of dentist drills and fingernails against the chalkboard seem
Meanwhile, Def Squad can't rap without
using the "tried and true" methods of
warming tin the crowd—"Evervbodv sav
hoooo...."— and DMX's "Poem" makes him
come off as a really bad televangelist.
As well, there are a ton of sound problems. Not only is the sound bad on a track
like Onyx's "Slam," but Def Squad's "Most
Beautifullest Thing In This World" appears
to have a sound glitch in the recording.
There are tons of great live CDs out
there. Survival of the Illest is not one of
—Vince Yim
Hooverphonic first showed up on the scene with their trip-hop-ish debut album, A
New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, and proceeded to hit it mildly big with the Isaac-
Hayes-sampling single "2Wicky." At the time, they could be described as a mild, but forgettable blend of Massive Attack, Portishead and Orbital. 7£J7
For their second album, Blue Wonder Power JfJl
Milk, they're back with a revamped lineup and a
new musical direction. Having replaced their former singer Liesje Sadonius with the more flowing
vocals of Geike Arnaert, the album sees the band
move from the funk-riffing of their debut to an easier-
listening, orchestral heavy sound.
tlpwing vocals
)yitn. tne
What's the new album like?
Well, the wacky album tides,the insipid lyrics ("let's PiYTHQL
open it / be strong / cut out / it's lung") are still in ~~
place, but just about everything else has changed.
Instead of the warble of Sadonius that dominated the
last album, there's an overwhelming predominance
on strings; in fact, "The Hooverphonic String
Orchestra" shows up on eight of the twelve tracks.
And now, instead of being trip-hoppy,
ifs a mix of Depeche Mode, Bjork and
countless forgettable electromca acts.
Unfortunately, it's still really mediocre.
Is it worth it going to see them?
Nope—unless you like your atmospheric mood
music slightiy chilled and fairly mundane.**
easier-listening, orchestral heavy sound.
The University of
British Columbia
Institute for
presents the
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ly got their money's worth.
The Malchiks fired the opening salvo to open the
not from California—they're local boys!). And demoi
ell suit-clad musicians on stage at once, filling the si
hyper, brassy sound. What's most striking about this
as demonstrated when he introduced the Malchiks'
Malchiks head vocalist Scott E. Moil was also a h
frame. With talented brass musicians like Lawrenci
Malchiks were definitely worth watching.
Round 2 saw Pluto face the polite but not very entl
gles "Paste" and "Goodbye Girl," Pluto demonstrated I
[Go Beat]
What is old is new again with the release of
Roseland NYC, a live recording of
Portishead in the famous New York City
Ballroom. There have been numerous live
albums out lately, but Portishead rise
above the usual by combining their trad-
mark melancholic sound, which features
Beth Gibbons' haunting voice, with a full-
piece orchestra.
"Humming," the opening
track, starts offsounaingas
though the orchestra will erupt into a
powerful classical piece, but then it suddenly shifts into a startling, dramatic
hum. It's reminiscent of music from a horror film and
sets the tone for the rest of the album. On "Cowboys,"
Gibbons sounds disturbingly like a close relative of the
Wicked Witch of the West, while the altered version of "Sour
Times" presented here is hypnotic, eerie and completely
Portishead envelops the listener with
taunting, intimate lyrics that reach out
and pullyou into their realm. The crisp
clarity of the live recording make this
intimacy possible, and ensure that,
though irs made up of previously
released material, Roseland NYC Live is
unique, original and brand new.*
—Lisa Denton
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version. THF UBYSSEY ■
ll venue
by Jerome Yang
why was Reel Big Fish hooked to
vhen they couldnave easily fillecfa
raited, seven-piece supergroup took the stage and gave the excit-
-considering the band only has two full-length albums, fans real-
>en the night. First of all, they are a ska group (and NO, they are
I demonstrating that size matters/ the Malchiks had as many as
g the small club with their happy, upbeat, and sometimes very
>ut this group is co-frontman Frank Henville's sense of humour,
ilchiks' song "Jerry" as "Why Do We Suck So Bad?"
also a highlight of the evening, with his strangely flexible body
iwrence Chew and a strong rhythm section led by Libby, the
ery enthusiastic crowd of ska fans. Opening up with their big sin-
strated their ability to produce tight, three-chord guitar rock. The
rest of the set was pretty much the same type of
'music, leading one disgrunded fan to complain, "I
ight as well listen to the Ramones." But I don't think
ey were that bad. At  feast  their  tWO
lead vocalists took turns at the
-^microphone, adding some vari-
Sety to the music. And they did
^ perform their biggest hit, "When
She Was Happy, a high point of
the set.
Reel Big Fish was the capper of the night, as they
came to play. Of all the group members, I'd have to say
ethat Scott Klopfenstein is the most interesting,
whether teaching the fans how to sing along with "The
■^ mm Kids Don't like It" or explaining the origin of Duran
p™ J ■■ Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" before the Fish per-
■^^ formed their swingin'-ska version. Scott not only
^JI j played trumpet and sang back-up vocals but also
\011 switched places with drummer Andrew Gonzales
\£ m\\\ wnen Gonzales sang, "I Want Your Girlfriend to be My
IVC1 Girlfriend."
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Who is Tantyana Ali? If the name doesn' t ring a bell, her television persona shor
on the sitcom, Fresh Prince of Bel Air. With her debut album, Kiss the Sky, Ali enlis'
from her peers in the entertainment industries. Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men I
Peter Gunz appear in various capacities, while Will Smith lends his name as an ex
As for the actual album, Kiss the Sky offers an approachable collection of sonjj
id engaging voice that really shines on some of the songs.
jacks like "Boy You Knock Me Out" and "Daydreamin"' use samples from Kol
)an to create upbeat songs with memorable hooks. "If You Only Knew" i|
sol^^Mwplete with funky guitar stylings
remin.i^^BLof Nile Rodgers' work with
Chic. Tn^^^K weakness is the ballad-
heavy coiH ^^hat rules the second
half—tends t^ b the listener after a
Although Ali tre^H Kamiliar ground,
Kiss the Sky is an inot^B ^ksafe collection of digestable fun-fun^| ^^)gs.
— JoliN^L^L^-Qza
Punk rock heroes (or sellouts, take your pick), The^^^fcing are back
to rock out with their fifth album, and possibly their siH Bup date.
Widely shunned for jumping off the indie Epitaph labSH fcyind
a half ago, sales for their previous effort,£t«ay on tlie Hombre,
comparison to those of breakthrough album Smash. But are
concerned? Judging from this content, it seems very unlikely.
Simply put, Americana is a fun album that doesn't ask to be
taken seriously, despite using the depressive nihilism and
teenage angst prevalent on their other albums. "The Kids Are
Not Alright" is a song about life gone wrong, while "The End
of the Line" is a song about, well, death. This is easily offset
by the more pop-flavoured numbers such as the lead sin
gle, "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)."
The Offspring are actually at their best with their less
punk-oriented songs. "Why Don't You Get a Job" is a
hilarious acoustic tune with leanings towards Simon &
Garfunkel, while "She's Got Issues" is one of the more mellow,
bers with the trademark Offspring sound.
One of Offspring's problems (and with a lot of punk rrjpi general) is the tendency for their songs to sound the same. Beu^^Kt this isn't
a punk album from start to finish, it prevents the song^^K becoming
indistinguishable, although the punk numbers areiri^Hnat different.
However, there are a few exceptions, namely the Vl—WK of the classic
pop tune, "Feelings," reworked into a bitter hal^^g (your parents
won't like it).
The main gripe I have with this CD is its length^^Bcks in about 43 minutes, with the rest of the CD filled with a CD-R0BH.!d-on. However, most
people don't pay for the CD-ROM extra and coj^Ht care much less for it
While not really breaking any new groun^Be Offspring haven't completely stagnated (yet). With their speedy styJ^^K) friendly sound, and often
funny lyrics, they prove to be worthy of the^^Ht rock heroes label (or sellouts,
take your pick). While a short CD, Amerk^tWts a recommended listen.
—Vince Yim
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Imogen a Heap of fun
at the Chameleon
Nov 23
by Monique Stevenson
On my way to see Imogen Heap Monday
night, I was curious as to what kind of
show I was in for. If the sound of her
debut album was any indication of her
live show, I expected to see her angrily
jumping around the stage with a full
band backing her up. This made me
question the choice of the small, cozy,
Chameleon as a venue. But upon arriving at the club, I was pleasantly surprised to see there was a lone keyboard
on stage, surrounded by candles. The
mood seemed to be set fnr a relaxing
evening, which is what I think everyone
was there to experience; kind of like
coming out of the cold and into a warm
house with a nice fire. In this case,
though, the fire was a six-foot-tall British
singer, Imogen Heap, who could both
burn and comfort at the same time.
By the time Imogen walked on stage,
the crowd was spilling onto the dance
floor. She quietly sat down, timidly introduced herself and then let loose. She has
quite a powerful voice, which is clearer
live without the sonic clutter of electronic tracks and electric guitars. She is also
quite a good pianist: a little bit similar to
Tori Amos, which is an aspect only
touched upon in the album.
In between each of her songs she
would introduce the next number,
encouraging interaction with the crowd.
Imogen also warned us that she "might
get a little mad" before she began the
song "Rake it in", which I appreciated
because at one point she just started
screaming. And I mean screaming, like
little-kid-tantrum screaming, except with
a big voice and angrier. It was a little
unnerving, but, as she said after the song,
"Sometimes you just have to scream."
Her show, though, was about more
than screaming. She displayed a broad
range both emotionally and vocally, and
I left the show with a greater appreciation of her talents. I would definitely recommend seeing Imogen Heap live
because she experiments more with her
voice and just sounds better. She seems
to be really soft-spoken, which balances
her angry songs well, but leaves you with
the feeling that she's not yet comfortable
with performing. I say give her time;
after all, she's only 19-* md%
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On broken wing
OUT FOR THE SEASON: Nino Sose, the T-bird's best player, has yet to
suit up this year, tara westover\ubyssey file photo
 by Bruce Arthur
The men's basketball team received really great bad news
last week.
Nino Sose, UBC's all-everything fifth-year guard, will
undergo surgery December 1 to repair a protruding disc in
his lower back, barring postponement due to the
current nurses strike. The decision to grant Sose
immediate surgery was a relief to the Birds, who
are suffering from severe injury problems as the
Christmas break approaches.
"The best on this whole thing was from [UBC
men's hockey head coach] Mike Coflin, who said to
me 'well, we know why they can never have basketball and hockey here on the same weekend,"
said UBC head coach Bruce Enns. "I say, 'why not?',
and he says 'we don't have enough doctors to take
care of it all.'"
The Birds are injury-ridden, but the Croatian
Sensation is the unkindest cut of all. Sose, who led
the T-Birds with 18.7 points per game last season on
57.2 per cent shooting, has not played this season,
but hopes to return to the team by playoff time.
"The doctors say I can start playing four to six
weeks after the surgery, but I think I'm going to
start earlier," smiled Sose. "I want to be ready in
five or six weeks. I want to be 100 per cent by playoffs, definitely—the last week of February, if I'm
not mistaken."
The loss of Sose was supposed to be offset by
two talented transfers: point guard Stanleigh
Mitchell from Dalhousie University and Richmond
High product Jason Bristow from Langara College. But both
are also injured.
The 6'5" Bristow suffered a stress fracture in his left leg
during the preseason and will be lost until at least mid-
January, while the 6'0" Mitchell strained ligaments in his
right hand while attempting a spectacular dunk over top of
6'9" University of Calgary Dinosaurs centre Josh Goertzen.
"When I landed, I landed on it," said Mitchell, who is
optimistic that he will return in time for this weekend's
series at national number three-ranked University of
Alberta. "I think I should go because it's getting better every
day—first I couldn't even dribble, and now I can dribble and
now I can shoot."
The loss of Mitchell is huge, as evidenced by the margin
of victory in the two Calgary games. Friday, Mitchell led UBC
with 17 as the Birds cruised 71-52. But Saturday, Calgary
came out strong and UBC had to rally in the final minutes
for a tight 64-61 win.
"We just hung in there and we scratched and we scraped,
and we did what was necessary," said Enns, who added that
the lopsided game on Friday was both a relief and an
"As a coach, I went into [Friday's game] with fear and
trembling," he said. "We needed that boost and we got it
Friday night."
In addition to Sose, Bristow, and Mitchell, Enns admitted
that Dominic Zimmermann, Sherlan John, and Jon Fast—all
starters right now—are playing hurt.
With Canada West playoffs scheduled to open February
26, UBC will need Sose and Bristow to return to the groove
soon—by then, Mitchell should be long healthy and raring
to go. And with those three in the Birds' lineup, UBC will
have a deadly backcourt, an active frontcourt, and a seasoned and deep bench.
"We're a lot better than people think," said Mitchell.
"When we get everybody back other teams are going to have
to watch out. Until then, we've just got to play it by ear, see
what we have, and play with what we have."»>
UBC has a spectacular setting within the
urban region; the land is an asset of great
value and significance.
acy and A Promise
Principles for Physical Planning at UBC
This paper sets out principles for physical planning of the University of British Columbia's lands. Together with the Main
Campus Plan, these principles will be the basis for reviewing and evaluating all proposals for physical development. They are
intended to guide University administrators in shaping the University's physical form, character and image, according to the
renewed vision of UBC as a more complete community, or "University city"
The University of British Columbia aspires to be the best university in Canada and one of the worid s finest public universities. The University lands at Point Grey are an integral part of this vision. These lands link the past to the present and provide a
of incalculable value for future generations. Although new communicarions technologies may extend the influence and
reach of UBC, the University lands will remain an asset of great value and lasting significance.
As the University grows and changes, it must continue to be worthy of affection, a place that inspires; and enriches the lives
of those who learn, work, live and visit here.
A place of great beauty, uplifting to the spirit. A place where we feel that we belong.
The founders of UBC chose a beautiful but remote setting for the University, a site with spectacular scenery, deliberately
apart from the city. Of the vast tract of land set aside in 1910 as an endowment, much more than half was planned for urban
uses - retail areas, urban parks and schools, individual homes and apartments. At the time, it was intended that the University
would be the beneficiary of revenues from the subdivision of the endowment lands. For many reasons, this vision of "the University city in an idyllic setting" wasn't carried
through; much of the endowment land, originally earmarked for city-type activities, is now Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Of the initial-endowment, 1,000 acres remain to sustain and support the University's future growth. This land base, while much smaller than the initial endowment,
still has immense potential to be a true University city, a powerful place within the overall Vancouver region and a magnet for new investment of many forms - academic, cultural, residential, research. With each year, these 1,000 acres are an increasingly valuable asset. As stewards of the future, our duty is
to do the utmost to protect and enhance this uncommon legacy in support of the University's mission.
One thousand acres, the shaded
area, remain of the original, much
larger endowment.
Original Vision Eclipsed
From its earliest days, the academic core of the University was planned in such a way where individual buildings would be less important than the campus as a whole. The basic land use
layout, the three parallel malls transected by University Boulevard, the original grid of streets and development blocks, and the emphasis on landscape design were the chief organizing elements
of the time - they remain fundamental components of today's academic core. The Main Mall is a memorable feature, a place which regular users and visitors sense as being the symbolic, if
unfinished, centre of UBC.
Since 1914, the University has grown one building, one road and one car parking lot at a time. While UBC can take pride in a number of outstanding buildings and landscapes, the
commitment to a campus whose whole is more important than its individual parrs has gradually been eclipsed. The University has evolved into a large and multi-faceted community but, in
this transformation, has become a collection of heterogeneous buildings that detract from, rather than support, a cohesive image.
While there are small pockets with their own delightful and distinctive character, the overall physical expression of the University is less than would be expected of an academic institute
of international stature. In spite of the remarkable natural landscape and many buildings of distinction, the campus as a whole underwhelms
rather than inspires.
Quiet spaces and natural trees
contribute to UBC's unique
sense of place.
Renewing the Promise of a University City
UBC can become more interesting
and lively, with places of diversity
and activity.
Some places, because of their physical presence, reach out and grab us. They arouse our senses, invite our curiosity, and make us want to return, to experience more. Almost always,
these are places of great natural beauty or architectural intrigue, but they are also places of diversity and activity - the bustle of a market plaza, snatches of conversation in sidewalk cafes,
the vitality of a children's playground, music and laughter late into the night, quiet passageways and secret gardens, buildings which greet us as we walk along the street. Full of surprises,
places of discovery. Now think about UBC. Imagine it as such a place. More urban. More diverse. More open to the possibilities of the urban arena. A University city.
Physical place matters gready to many people. Learning and scholarship benefit immensely from being conducted in an visually appealing, safe and
accessible environment. Education is an activity that is highly sensitive to its milieu. A Carnegie Foundation study in the United States found that, for 60
percent of college bound students, the visual environment was the most important factor in choosing a college. Students are "turned on" by a richly
appealing environment; as alumni, they respond all their lives to memories of favourite places and vistas within this environment.
To continue to attract outstanding students, faculty and staff and to maintain the support of the community, donors and investors, the University
will dedicate resources to making UBC a place that captures and sustains their interest. A place they feel they want to be a part of; somewhere with its
own clear identity, unlike any other in the world.
An Opportunity Unlike Any Other
We have a remarkable opportunity to nurture a University city of great beauty and great vitality, in a sustainable way. Although society's values will change over time and many factors will affect
future decision-making, it is incumbent on our generation to retain and enhance the University's land endowment for the next generation, and the ones that follow.
UBC must further the overall vision of the University city by encouraging individual physical changes that celebrate activity and diversity, that knit together the disparate parts of the University
lands, that invite people in, and in so doing, foster an environment that has its own ordered wholeness. Comprehensive community plans for new neighbourhoods, as well as individual projects, will
demonstrate their commitment to this vision. . .     . . ,.,.,, „    „     n   .,
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A place you want
to be a part of. THE UBYSSEY * FRIP.
UBC loses Casey Smith at 39
by Bruce Arthur
UBC football head coach Casey Smith passed away Tuesday
evening after a long struggle with liver cancer. His passing
comes one year and three days after UBC's 1997 Vanier Cup
victory in Toronto.
He was 39.
"Obviously, we were prepared for it, and we talked last
week at the team meeting that it was soon," said Dan Elliott,
who played four of his five years under Smith. "But I don't
think the feeling really sinks in. Even now I'm in shock"
In late June, Smith was diagnosed with liver cancer and
began treatment immediately. Defensive coordinator Dave
Johnson was moved to interim head coach at Smith's request.
The illness struck just as he was emerging as a top-level
head coach in Canadian university football. The 1994 Birds
went a disastrous 1-8-1, including a 70-17 loss to the
University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
But Smith doggedly brought UBC back to prominence:
they went to 4-6 in his first year, and in 1996 improved to 6-4,
losing to Saskatchewan 37-16 in the Canada West final.
Then last season, UBC made the leap that Smith had been
working towards. The Thunderbirds went 8-2-1 and rolled to
the Vanier Cup, where they defeated the University of Ottawa
Gee-Gees 39-23.
"The final moment last year when we won the Vanier Cup,
and him holding the trophy, it was the happiest moment I'd
seen him," said Elliott. "He was the happiest guy—that was
probably one of the greatest moments."
His players agree that the Vanier Cup was a highlight for
Smith, especially as he was following the imposing legacy of
his father Frank, who helmed UBC from 1974 to 1994 and
won national championships in 1982 and 1986.
"For him you could see it was a real sense of accomplishment—for all of us, but for him, chasing through his playing
days and so many years as an assistant coach—it was certainly a sight to behold," said subdued and bleary-eyed team
captain Alex Charles.
The team dedicated the 1998 season to Smith, and wore
"Courage for Casey" decals emblazoned with Smith's playing
number, 51, on their helmets. The Birds went 7-2, falling in
the Canada West finals 31-28, again to Saskatchewan.
"I thought he would have been with us until we hoisted
the trophy, or whenever the season ended. I firmly believe
that," said Charles.
"He is a tenacious man, he is a fighting man, and he would
have been with us. A lot of guys felt that if we had just been
able to hang on a litfle bit longer, then he'd still be with us.
We'll never know."
Born in Vancouver, Smith began his football career in 1971
with the West Side Blue Bombers and later attended Kitsilano
Secondary School. After a career that included stops with the
Vancouver Meralomas, and the College of the Siskiyous in
California, Smith started at centre for UBC from 1983 to 1985
under the tutelage of his father.
Casey earned his Masters degree in Coaching Science in
1987, and joined his father's staff as offensive line coach the
same year. After Frank Smith stepped down in 1994, Casey
was named head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds.
This year, Smith was awarded the Football BC Builders'
Award at halftime of UBC's 11-9 Shrum Bowl victory
September 25 over the Simon Fraser University Clan. It was
his last large-scale public appearance at a Birds game, and
the capacity crowd at Thunderbird Stadium gave him two
sustained, emotional, standing ovations.
"I would describe Casey Smith as UBC football—you
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know, hard work, dedication, courage. He put everything he
had into the program," said Elliott
Smith is survived by his wife Karen, his mother, Diane, and
father, and his two sisters, Cheri and Lori. The family invites
all to a memorial service on Sunday, November 29, 5:30 pm
at the University Chapel, 5375 University Boulevard. ♦
Planning Principles
Eight planning principles are the foundation for developing and evaluating
proposed physical changes within the University lands. The principles will he
the fundamental guide for the University administration, the broader community and all those mho make decisions about the physical form, character and
image of the University.
The eight principles group into three broad themes:
♦ UBC A Complete Community
♦ UBC: A Unique Place
♦ UBC: A Regional and Global Leader
Principle 3
The Experience: A Place to Remember
The University's unique history, culture and natural setting combine ro give the
campus meaning and a sense of permanence for students, faculty, staff, residents
and visitors. Physical changes will celebrate these attributes and respect their worth.
$ Everyone who is connected with the University, as well as visitors to UBC,
will be excited about its unique image and character and will immediately
recognize its important role and contriburion within the overall urban
UBC: A Regional and Global Leader
The University lands must be planned, developed and administered in the
knowledge that UBC is one of British Columbia's most valued resources.
Whatever physical changes occur here will have influence
and impact (ar beyond out own lands.
UBC: A Complete Community
The 1,000 acres owned by UBC will be planned, developed and
administered as an integrated and complete community. The lands
cannot be fragmented or split between jurisdictions.
Principle 1
The University Lands: As One
The University' lands are one entity, greater than die sum of its pairs. Each physical
change - building, open space, nei Abourhood - should enrich and complete the
whole, yet open new horizons for future change. All spaces will be designed to their
potential, each contributing to the experience of the University.
Principle 2
The Community: Vibrant and Ever-Changing
UBC is a majot centre within the larger region and a significant conrributot to its
economy. Many different uses and landscapes will sustain this energetic, safe and
diveise community. The ever-changing landscape will support the intellectual curiosity,
social well-being and spiritual life of its inhabitants and visitors.
♦ UBC will be a place where many uses and activities happen in parallel, busy
ar all hours of the day and night - a more complete community. It will be
home to people of a range of ages, open to people of many cultures and
4  UBC will be viewed as a centre of growth within the Greater Vancouver
region whose economic base is academic, cultural and research enterprise.
Residents of the region will view UBC not only as an educational insriru-
tion, but as a regional centre of many activities chat offers unique opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment.
♦ More people will want to live and work on the Univetsity grounds, including within the main campus. There will be opportunities for marker housing of many types, as well as University-sponsored housing. Increased numbers of people living here will bring about a density and intensity that supports the othet uses and activities of the University city.
♦ Students, faculty, staff, residents and visitors will move with comfort and
safety, will feel welcomed, will understand where they are and how to reach
their destination.
♦ Development will rake place in more than one neighbourhood at the same
time; each building, project and new neighbourhood will contribute to the
overall whole of the city and to the University's mission.
$ There will be unifying physical patterns that remain consistent over time,
yet allow changes to rake place that add greater and nearer richness to the
whole. The University will evolve continually through creativity, innovation
and renewal. Each individual act will help create or generate the larger pattern. In existing neighbourhoods, individual components will be altered or
replaced but the integrity of the whole will not be compromised.
$ All entrances to the University will project a strong, positive and enduring
image of UBC. Each person entering will instinctively know he or she has
arrived in an extraordinary environment, as did the students who took pan
in the Great Trek of 1922.
♦ The academic core will proclaim its status as the primary social and economic centre of the University city - a place where students, faculty, staff,
visitors and nearby neighbours naturally gravitate at all times of the day and
evening, even' day of the year. Within the campus, a promenade will form
the heart of the community, a place of inrense outdoor pedestrian activity -
an opportunity fot spontaneous activities, informal celebrations and hallmark events. Redevelopment, infilling and reorganization of existing spaces
will be needed to realize this vision.
$ Mature cities are made up of many neighbourhoods. Ar UBC, new urban
neighbourhoods will be created, each with its own characret and diversity
but, at the same time, be cleady and completely integrared into the whole
of the University city. No neighbourhood will oe predominately a single
use; a mk of uses is absolutely essenrial in rhe University city and mixed use
projects are highly desirable. Existing academic and research uses will be
encouraged to stay and possibly expand within these new urban neighbourhoods.
♦ Getting to, and moving around, rhe University city will be by several forms
of transportation, but mere will be increasing use of transit, walking and
cycling. The influence of private vehicles will be reduced on neaiby neighbours as more people live and work ar UBC
♦ People living and working throughout the Univetsity city will be able ro
walk easily, in all types ofwearber, to places of activity - to socialize, to eat
and drink, ro buy convenience goods and personal services. It will seem natural to make this walk and will become part of one's everyday routine.
♦ A system of open spaces and greenbeto will connect all parts of the
University city with each othet and die surrounding forest and will link
areas of activity. As new neighbourhoods develop to the south, Thunderbird
Park will become more central to the life of the city, opportunities will be
found to open up and integrate this marvellous green for wider use and
♦ There will be as much emphasis on the conneaing spaces and Units
between buildings as on the design of individual structures.
Places that have important meaning will be clearly identified, including entrances to
the University lands. Places of activity, places of solitude will be designed as parr of any
project. There will be no forgotten spaces.
UBC: A Unique Place
The Uhivereity lands must be planned, developed and administered with a acommitment to a unique
and memorable identity for all who learn, work, live and visit here.
Principle 4
The Environment: Incredible Riches
Graced with an incomparable natural environmenr, the University will be a responsible steward, respecting and valuing the land, air and warer that sustains this environment. As growth takes place at UBC, it is out responsibility to ensure that our actions
conrribure to sustaining the environment, locally and globally.
<• UBC will provide leadership by demonstrating the means to a sustainable
community, induding setting new standards for design, construction and
operations. Just as the University contributes ro a healthy society and economy, it invests in maintaining the ecological resources which society depends
Principle 5
The Endowment: A Legacy Retained
The 1,000 acres that make up the University lands will be retained by the University
and judiciously used to enhance the UBC's financial viability. Physical planning and
design must be carefully integrated with academic and economic planning. Above all,
the land endowment will be the stage to support the University's mission, leading to
positive, enriching experiences for all users and visitors and building a sense of identification with the University rhat will last throughout their lives.
Principle 6
The Perspective: A World Beyond
The University is an integral parr of the Vancouver ciry-region and is highly valued by
many people across the nation and around the worid. As the University grows, the aesthetic, social, economic and ecological significance of each proposed physical change
will be viewed from a broader perspective.
Principle 7
The Opportunity: Global Leadership
in a Changing World
The process of physical change must be flexible and responsive to the changing needs
and values of society. The University will experiment with new ideas, establish precedents and provide outstanding leadership in urban planning and landscape and building design.
$ UBC will lead by example, providing an opportunity to implement ideas
and technologies that are generated within the University to be showcased
to the btoader community. The University's formal academic and research
buildings will display their activities and invite the curious ro approach and
Principle 8
The Process: Open and Integrated
The process of physical change must invite the participation of all who have an interest
in the outcome and be exemplary in every respecr. UBC has the mandate and rhe
strong desire to work in collaboration with all members of the University community   ,
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Imagine waking up one morning as a UBC sessional instructor.
Chances are, you wouldn't have had a very
good night's sleep. That futon you kept from
your student days because you couldn't afford
to replace it is getting lumpy, and your back's
not responding well. You also probably woke
up at least once from a nightmare over an
unpaid bill or student loan remissions. Your
credit, in all likelihood, sucks.
You've now made it down the driveway,
passing along the way the '82 Datsun you were
last able to license in 1995. You take the bus.
You're stuck next to that freak who sits at the
back of your class. And he wants to chat.
You manage to dodge that bullet, but even
when you find your own place to sit you can't
stop worrying. You've almost stopped dreaming
about getting tenure, so that isn't the concern.
Problem is you're in your third year as a sessional, and you figure you might lose your job at
the end of the year. Word has it that some hotshot from SFU with a litde more teaching experience has his eyes on your position, and even
though you've had outstanding student reviews,
you're worried that may not be enough.
To forget about your stress, you decide to get
a bite to eat. But this isn't your day. You bite
hungrily into your granola bar only to have one
of your fillings pop loose. And because you
don't enjoy benefits like dental care, you figure
that filling could be in for an extended stay on
your bedside table.
To add insult to injury, on your way to class,
you get a pitying look from a fellow faculty
member Who's making $100,000 a year and
feels guilty about it. The look says, "I share your
pain." No, you think to yourself, you don't.
Life as a UBC sessional is not easy. And the
administration shows no desire to make it easier.
Only part time instructors who teach more
than nine credits each year are admitted to the
Faculty Association and entided to benefits.
Only 30 per cent of all sessional and part time
instructors fall under that category.
Four thousand dollars for teaching a three
credit English or sociology course? When you
include marking and preparation time, that
works out to something resembling minimum
And with the number of sessionals growing
every year there's now more than 50,000 of them
across Canada—universites are more than content
to use their services in a time of budget cutbacks.
But at York University, sessionals have made
their working conditions bearable. They get fair
pay and good benefits. And the university still
saves money compared to the cost of hiring
tenured faculty member to do the same job.
Unionising, then, could be a win-win situation. The administration might have to pay a
little more, but in return, they'd get a workforce
that'd be sleeping a little easier.**
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feedback@ubyssey.bc.ca THE UBYSSEY
Speech hurts instead of helping
by Hwok Aun Lee
President Clinton launched the first attack—
an abrupt one—by cancelling his attendance
at APEC in Kuala Lumpur last week because of
the Iraq crisis. Then the UN spoiled his plans
by settling the imbroglio, at least for now,
peaceably. Vice-President Gore launched the
second attack—a planned one—by vindicating the efforts and ideals of "reformasi,"
Malaysia's fledgling reform movement, in his
speech to a group of government and business leaders on the eve of the APEC Leaders
Summit. One sentence in this speech has garnered more attention and scrutiny than the
conference put together.
That VP Gore, in one sweeping phrase,
could concisely identify Malaysia's reformists
should already make his statement suspect,
because they have not presented themselves
as a homogenous front, nor do they have a
collectively ratified agenda. Reformasi com
prises a diverse, even disparate, coalition of
otherwise-opposing Opposition parties,
human rights organisations, young professionals, students, and other disaffected individuals. No doubt, there are particular issues
that reformasi members jointly assert: impar-
reformasi, whom VP Gore lauded as the
"brave people of Malaysia," are not too flattered. They would rather press for reforms
from within Malaysia. Ultimately, the force for
change must come form the nation's people,
not the world's presidents. But the damage is
done. VP Gore's brazen  and  simplistic
■_-f|-« -a-* f* fp\Tn A^ I Ml 1 ITT1   endorsement of the reform move-
U* H! J"{ S) M HI fj   II   V _Rj   ment has become a catalyst for the
•*"JJ"*»^^ ■*»   «*J V^ sMs sm\m   w  sMmmS  government to whip up nationalism,
tial judiciary, abolishment of oppressive laws
and freedom of peaceful assembly. But the
most distincitve feature of the reformasi
movement, and certainly the unifying factor
for this hodgepodge, is the demand for Dr
Mahathir's resignation. Not surprisingly, VP
Gore's speech, delivered in the presence of Dr
Mahathir, has offended the establishment
It does not go down well with the non-
establishment either. Most of those calling for
and has hurt the ones it was supposed to help.
The speech, touching on democracy and
freedom and the stuff we usually like to hear,
alas, was ill-timed, hypo-informed, and non-
tactful. Hopefully, someday, one certain country will not crusade worldwide for its brand of
democracy, because it understands that other
countries are different; and one other country
will not resort to blasting the certain countries' lack of morals (and pervasivemess of
guns), becuase it can proudly display its own
hard-earned, uniquely developed version of
In the meantime, Malaysia has launched a
stormy counter-attack. Anti-Gorism has
soared to astonishing heights, as citizens gush
with long-suppressed or just-discovered
patriotism. This groundswell of nationalistic,
plus anti-American diatribe is certainly helping the rulers regain some of the grip they
have recently been losing, and will weaken
the reform movement at a time when it is trying to consolidate itself. As you read,
Malaysian Patriots, led by tongue-lashing
members of parliament, are happily and busily shooting down Gore's Scud attack.
And, as we know, Patriots are far more
effective than Scuds.
Hwok Aun Lee is a fourth year
economics major.
SOU,   LEf$
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newspaper, the Ubyssey. Its membership consists of all UBC students who have not opted out of membership
in September by completing an opt-out form. Members are eligible to run for, and vote in, Board Elections.
The Board of Directors oversees the administrative and business aspects of the paper including advertising,
marketing, distribution, the budget and finances, meetings of the Society, and management of employees.
The Board is not, however, involved in the editorial aspects of the paper. The editorial policy and content of
the paper is determined by the editorial board of the paper, elected by the Staff in March of each year. To
become a staff member, those interested need to contribute to three issues of the Ubyssey and attend regular
staff meetings in order to get voting rights and the right to run for an editorial position.
Term is January '99 - January 2000. Directors attend approximately 20 Board Meetings throughout the year
in addition to serving on the Board Committees. No previous experience with newspapers or the UPS is
The positions up for election are the President and 4 Directors at Large.
Nomination forms are available at the Ubyssey Business Office, SUB 245. Completed forms must be returned
by 4:00pm Friday, January 8, 1999.
Elections will be held in conjunction with the AMS Executive, UBC Board of Governors, and Senate
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APEC is an absolutist organisation
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The RCMP's use of pepper-spray to drive protesters away from the site of APEC 1997 leaders meeting is a story familiar to just about everyone now.
APEC, as a result, has come to be closely associated with the issue of freedom of speech.
Canadians have been poignantly reminded that
what they consider their incontestable rights are,
in fact, always open to manipulation and interpretation: especially when their rights are
matched against the interests of power. The connection between APEC and freedom of speech is
an important one because the very organisational logic of APEC is designed to eliminate popular
political involvement.
APEC is a forum for discussing reshaping trade
and commerce on a global scale. Deregulation,
liberalisation and regional integration are its key
concerns. APEC's policies influence how commodities, from the most basic food staples to the
most advanced technologies, will be produced
and distributed in the future. They effect how the
Pacific region's vast pools of labour and resources
will be used and consumed. APEC's policies will
have a direct impact on the type of work we will
do in the future, the societies we will live in, and
the environment we will inhabit. Yet, despite this,
APEC has no mechanisms for accommodating
the concerns of the people whose lives and
futures it is remodeling. It is, in every possible
sense, an absolutist organisation run by government bureaucrats, financial institutions and corporations.
Nothing symbolises APEC's dismissive attitude towards people better than its postmodern
your voice, your opinion
designation of itself as a "community of
economies." Its social philosophy consists of the
elementary doctrine that increased trade will
inevitably raise people's standard of living.
Leaving the obvious issue of the distribution of
wealth aside—as APEC does—the deregulation of
markets creates a panoply of effects that are not
clearly understood—even by economists!—and
certainly not limited to the creation of new
wealth. The collapse of many of APEC's east Asian
"tiger" economies in the summer of 1997 severely
tested APEC's wealth-creation formula and
improved standard of living argument. Yet,
despite the calamitous effects of the! collapse on
the well-beings of tens of millions of people, APEC
remains committed to its free market policies.
This year, meeting in Malaysia, APEC delegates
discussed ways of further accelerating the implementation of "open regionalism" through "early
voluntary sectoral liberalisation."
APEC has been roundly criticised for the narrowness of its vision by activists, NGOs and academics. Many of APEC's critics accuse it of legitimising the exploitation of lax labour standards
and environmental legislation in "newly developing countries." While APEC officials deny that this
is the case, they actively promote the economic
advantages offered by the region's "diversity."
APEC's critics have also attacked its unwillingness
to take a progressive stance on human rights
issues, with little success.
Canada's participation in APEC may be positive for business, but its impact on our democracy has surely been negative. APEC serves to
increase the already formidable separation of
Canadians from the decisions that affect their
country's economic policies and performance. It
legitimates alliances between the government
and corporate interests while nullifying democratically based, public participation. The questionable use of the RCMP at UBC during APEC's last
leader's summit, the instantly botched, Public
Complaints Commission hearing and the PMO's
use of pressure-tactics to discipline the CBC's coverage of the whole dark affair are only the latest
specific manifestations of APEC's deleterious
effect on Canadian democracy.
Canada's membership in APEC represents a deep commitment to corporate
interests and an economic program of
deregulation and liberalized trade.
Groups like the Business Council on National
Issues, Canada-China Business Council and the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to set the agenda for the Canada's participation in APEC. In November 1996, during the
"APEC Business Forum" dinner, Chretien
declared that "as political leaders we are ready to
ensure that the institutions, the environment and
the mechanisms are in place to promote regional
economic growth" and urged business leaders to
"tell us how we can help further." The rest of us are
expected to silently accept the new realities of
globalisation cooked up at these forums: realities
that will greatly impact our lives.**
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