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 the Ubyssey
Felicitous since 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, January 24,1992
Vol 74, No 30
The fires of the
Gulf War still burn
by Lucho van Isschot
On the morning of January 15, 1991,
American bombs rained down on the cities,
towns and villages of Iraq, claiming thousands upon thousands of lives.
That was the very first day ofthe war.
During the next 43 days, a US-led assault on Iraq claimed more lives and permanently disabled Iraq's infrastructural
"The figures for the bombing itself are
hard to come by but the general estimate tai casualties is between 100,000 and
200,000," said Mordecai Briemberg, an expert in international affairs and a spokesperson for Vancouver's Middle East Peace
Action Coalition (MEPAC).
Although the bombing stopped, Iraqi
civilians continue to die	
find economic sanctions
against Iraq are preventing a lot of aid and
supplies from getting
into the country.
"The war against Iraq
was portrayed as quick,
surgical and clean although,
"More Iraqis are in reality, it was none of
dyingfron.thei afteref-   thoge things."
iects ofthe bombing than °	
died from the bombing
itself." said Briemberg. "There is some aid
being given...these things are going on, but
really on a modest scale in relation to the
Food imports to Iraq have been completely cut off, Iraq used to import 70 per
cent of its food supplies. Canada's longstanding, grain trade with Iraq has been
suspended and Iraqi assets in Canada have
been frozen.
United Nations economic sanctions,
which were imposed on Iraq several months
before the war began, have not yet been
MEPAC organizers argue that both
the United States and Canada are waging
an "economic war" against Iraq.
"An economic war still exists and as
many as 170,000 Iraqi children may die
because of this economic war," said Steve
Ramzi, an Iraqi citizen who is now living in
One million Iraqi children are presently suffering from malnutrition and
100,000 are starving, according to a recent
study, by Canadian physician EricHoskins.
Another study, from Harvard University, says more than 55,000 Iraqi children
have died since March 1991. According to
both studies, Iraqi children are living in
near-famine conditions.
"They don't have anything to eat—everything was bombed," said Alaa Alabbas,
who left his Iraqi home several years ago.
"I, myself, have children and family in
Iraq," said Alabbas who, like so many Iraqi-
Canadians, has not heard any news from his
family since the war began.
With communication and electrical lines
down in Iraq, it is increasingly difficult to
distribute what few resources are still
Sewage and industrial damage are polluting the water that children drink, disease
    i s spreading rapidly
and hospitals are ill-
equipped to manage
the emergency situation.
"People in
Canada      aren't
" aware   of   these
   facts—they    are
happy   and   they
think that the war is over," Ramzi said.
"The war against Iraq was portrayed as
quick, surgical and clean although, in reality, it was none of those things," said Randy
Thomas, a peace activist who was in Iraq
during the war.
The Gulf War was "extremely well managed" in that the dead and wounded were
purposely and systematically hidden from
sight, Thomas said.
Iraq's civilian population was "deliberately targeted" by US bombing raids, Thomas said, who referred to the Gulf War as a
"great human catastrophe."
Thousands of people have been killed
and overall peace initiatives in the Middle
East have suffered greatly because of the
Gulf War, Thomas said.
"We have not brought stability to the
Middle East—we have only sown the seeds
of future instability," Thomas said.
"We really condemn this war," Ramzi
said, on the evening ofthe first anniversary
ofthe GulfWar. "We mourn for all those who
have died—not just Iraqis, Palestinians and
The Images we rarely see: the bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed during the attacks of
coalition forces In the Gulf War. We are often told of the low cost In human life in the
GulfWar. These lives and countless other dead Iraqis still remain uncounted in our
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Equal treatment at issue in BCIT support staff strike
by Martin Chester
Burnaby(CUP)—Support staff at
the British Columbia Institute of
Technology are fighting institutional discrimination by demanding pay increases equal to other
campus workers, according to a
member of the union negotiating
The predominantly female
support workers have been on
strike since January 20 over wage
demands. The BC Government
Employees Union, which represents the support workers, is
looking for a 14 per cent increase
over two years, an increase equivalent to that given last year to the
predominantly male trade instructors, who are also represented
by the BCGEU.
The institute has offered the
support staff a two year contract
with a total of a seven per cent
increase in the first year. In the
second year, pay increases would
be based on the average increase of
the BCGEU Master Agreement,
which regulates wages of all
BCGEU members. The support
staff would then receive an average
ofthe BCGEU agreements, less the
seven per cent.
Michelle Philippe, a member
of the union negotiating team, said,
"What we're talking about is insti-
tutionalized discrimination."
Philippe said the union came to the
table with a realistic offer and was
insulted by the institute's response.
"[Discrimination] is really the only
"We didn't want to fool around
in negotiations. We told them we
don't have time to mess around. We
said let's come in with an offer in
the ballpark of what we want,'"
Philippe said. "The fact that they
came in with an insulting, demeaning proposal made [the membership] wonder," she said, referring
to an earlier administration offer of
seven per cent over two years plus
a signing bonus.
At the time, Susan Ney, manager of employee relations at BCIT
described it as an "offer the union
couldn't refuse."
"They expected the 'push-over
women' to make all the sacrifices,"
Philippe said.
"What we're looking for is an
equal percentage increase," she
said. "When they are considering
wage increases we expect them to
give us the same consideration as
they give to others across the campus."
"[We're asking for] pay increases that take into account cost
of living increases and our commitment to thi s institute. [What we are
being offered are] increases that
reflect the attitude ofthe employer,"
she said. "We're looking for the attitude of respect. That can be reflected in pay, but that is just one
Philippe said promotions and
hiring reflect the discriminatory
attitude of the employer and that
BCIT has a history of overlooking
women in both areas.
"I guess it would have been
different if we had been men. I
don't think they expected this kind
of militance—but they got it anyway," she said. "They were amazed
we got a 91 per cent strike vote."
Terry Jordan, BCIT media
relations manager, said the administration did not consider how
adamant the support staff might
"That's not part of what the
bargaining teams were considering—how big a bat they carry."
Jordan said the union was
misreading the situation.
"We completely deny that this
is some sort of institutional sexism," he said. "The institute doesn't
treat a bargaining unit [differently]
based on their gender."
Jordan said BCIT trade instructors received a nine and a
half -per cent increase over two
years. However, the instructors
were stepped up into ahigher wage
level which brought their increases
up to 14 per cent.
This increase came last year
when they expected an eight per
cent increase in funding, Jordan
"A lot has changed in the last
year in the economy and in what we
can expect from the government,"
he said.
"Even if BCIT's offer was accepted today we would be looking
at cutbacks in programmes, services and staff," Jordan said. "The
union's 14percentisimpossiblefor
us to consider."
Jordan said the trades instructors' wage increase was also
intended to bring them into line
with other vocational instructors
around the province.
"When we looked at the support group and we did a comparison across the province, we found
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STD director
speaks of
AIDS challenge
by Greg Davis
HIV infection in aboriginal
people is the biggest challenge in
the battle against AIDS in BC,
Michael Rekart said on Monday.
Rekart, director ofthe BC division of STD (sexually transmitted diseases) control, lectured on
the current AIDS situation, and
addressed problems such as AIDS
among Natives, women's awareness and susceptibility to the disease and the risk for health care
workers and patients.
BC has the highest rate of
HlVinfection per capita in Canada,
and close to 100 per cent of HIV
positive people will develop AIDS.
Rekart acknowledged that every
segment of society is in potential
danger, but he focused on Natives
as a high risk group.
"There are many reasons why
Natives are at the greatest risk. In
the US, those at the greatest risk
are inner-city Blacks and Hispan-
ics, who have been compared to
Africans [who have the highest
rate in the world].
"In BC, the group occupying
the lowest socio-economic rung are
the indigenous people. They are
politically disenfranchised, they
have the highest unemployment,
they are overrepresented in the
prisons and on the streets [high
risk environments], and are suspicious of government
programmes," he said.
Frequent movement from the
cities back to the reserves could
increase risk there as well, according to Rekart.
"It's not politically correct to
ask about ethnic background in
patients, so there's not much data
in that respect. But for gonorrhea,
ifs much higher in the North West
Territories and provinces with a
large proportion of Natives. In Seattle, Natives are the highest infected group next to Blacks.
"[Natives on the street] don't
have a land base like the tribes
and the councils in order to act
politically. Also, AIDS reportingin
Natives is poorer than other
Rekart noted AIDS is not high
on the aboriginal agenda; AIDS is
a lower priority than alcohol abuse
or family dysfunction. The problem
deserves more concern and "for
the Native population, more than
any other group, the answers have
to come from within the group." He
mentioned the organization Healing Our Spirit, a group of Natives
with AIDS, as an example.
Another problem with the
campaign against AIDS is that the
programmes are directed towards
men, including the criteria for diagnosis, Rekart said.
Women are not coming forward, not getting AZT (a drug that
delays AIDS development), and not
getting diagnosed early enough
because of a lack of awareness, he
"Women are always at high
risk for sexually transmitted diseases." He noted there have been
two reported cases of oral transmission of HIV between lesbians
in North America.
There has been controversy
over risks to medical staff and
patients. Rekart said knowledge
of HIV infection makes no difference in occupational accidents.
"I don't believe mandatory
screening is needed. It will be
counterproductive, as there is no
evidence that it will reduce transmissions."
Status Indians told
ineligable for bursaries
by Dawn Bule
reserve's skimpy federal funding
left his university education out in
the cold, George Lammers turned
to the Manitoba government for
help. But the province told the
taxpaying Lammers he was out of
A status Indian from the Fort
Alexander reserve, Lammers' request was turned down by his band.
Wayne Fontaine, the education
counsellorfor Fort Alexander, said
35 reserve residents this year are
waiting for funding under the federal Post-Secondary Education
Assistance Program. Two hundred
people have received assistance.
Lammers decided to take out
a full Canada Student Loan of
$3,465, available to all Canadian
students. When he asked to be
assessed for the bursary and loan-
forgiveness portion, available to
non-status Indian Manitoba residents, he was informed he was
ineligible because he is a federal
Lammers, a first-year student
at the University ofManitoba, said
his treatment has been discriminatory and he has taken the issue
to the Manitoba Human Rights
Lammers' lawyer, Sheldon
Rosenstalk, said the MHRC did
not want to examine the case at
first because the commission
thought it was out of its jurisdiction.
"It's not an issue of jurisdiction,
it's an issue of discrimination,"
Rosenstalk said. "Status Indians
are paying taxes just like everybody else."
Status Indians are exempt from
income tax only if they are employed on a reserve, and from GST
and PST only on goods and services bought on the reserve.
Lammers said he is borrowing
money from friends to cover living
Lammers said he is determined
not to give up as others in his
situation have. He said although
the federal government is not fulfilling its responsibility for the
education of all status Indians, the
Manitoba government also has an
obligation to status Indian residents.
"Someone is not doing the right
thing. I went after the people who
are closest to me."
Fontaine said post-secondary
education is the only alternative for
people who live on a reserve with
an 80 per cent unemployment rate.
A worker at Manitoba Student
Aid, who asked to remain anonymous, said the current policy of
denying status Indians provincial
assistance is unfair.
"There's a general perception
out there that [status Indians] get
everything handed to them on a
silver platter. In fact, they have an
extra level of government to deal
with. Their education can be debt
free but its not an easy route."
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SFU student starts long-
term women's shelter
by Cheryl Niamath
An SFU student is trying to
establish a long-term transition
house for battered women, but a
Vancouver women's support
worker is questioning the need for
such a service.
Fourth-year business student
Robyn Bradford started the Sanctuary Foundation as a marketing
project last summer. The goal of
the foundation is to establish a
long-term or "second stage" transition house for women who want
to escape abusive relatdonshipsand
who also wish to improve their
Most "first stage" transition
houses located in Vancouver can
only accommodate women and
their children for two weeks to one
"I found out that people have
this idea that battered women don't
want to improve themselves, but I
proved that wasn't true," Bradford
said. The Sanctuary Foundation
transition house would provide
housing, daycare and educational
bursaries for ten women for as
long as a year.
Bonnie Agnew, public education coordinator ofVancouver Rape
Relief and Women's Shelter said,
"Although there is a value in so-
called second stage transition
houses, women would be better
served by having regulations removed from existing shelters.
"What Vancouver's transition
houses need is time and money in
order to advance resident and ex-
resident support groups."
Agnew said there is no need
for second stage shelters in
They began in England 20
years ago.
"The original [first stage]
transition houses were squats.
Then some women tried to get
municipal councils to provide free
housing for the survivors of violence who were using the squats.
'Second stage' is the term that the
English women used to mean they
were waiting for public housing."
The purchase of the Sanctuary House will be a "rather large
capital investment," and Bradford
has been researching what is
The house will be in the
Burnaby area in order to be central to SFU, Douglas College and
BCIT, where the women will be
encouraged to study. However,
women from all over the Lower
Mainland will be considered as
potential residents.
Carol Ward-Hall, coordinator
of Emily Murphy House in North
Vancouver, supports the idea of a
long-term shelter in Vancouver,
but said that all survivors of violence against women should have
access to the housing, not just
women who want to improve their
"Every service that we can
start for women is a good idea. We
really need second stage houses.
Women need time to get on their
feet, so they don't end up going
back to their abuser or getting into
another abusive relationship,"
Ward-Hall said.
Agnew remains skeptical of
the Sanctuary Foundation project.
"If Robyn really wants to be
useful and help the survivors of
violence, she should use her energy working at one of the city's
existing women's organizations."
At present Bradford is using
her energy to raise money for the
Sanctuary Foundation. She has
been busy soliciting corporate donations. She is also arranging a
benefit concert, for February 9,
featuring Amanda Hughes and Oh
January 24,1992
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by Jilena Cori
scene has been incredibly
prolific in offering a variety of
original artists with tremendous
talent and energy.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an
"ethnic metal-funk" band that
pokes light fun at suburban
existence and the "everyday
boring life" ofthe nine-to-five
They opened their first
headline gig at the Town Pump
with Frantic Romantic, which
compares modern love to fast
food. The drummer, Frankie
Baker, (formerly with A Day in
Paris), opened the set while the
other members of the band
strolled in, most of them carrying
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Town Pump
January 16
The group looked like an odd
mix, but as soon as Marcie Cole
grabbed the mike, the band fused
together with high energy and an
eclectic musical style. Supposedly, they have been called a
cross between Living Color and
Heart, which is as good as any
description I could put my finger
Cole delivers
the lead vocals
with the power
and feel that
probably come
from her years of
training. They are
tight musicians
who are comfortable with being
The only
drawbacks to the performance
were a late start (around midnight), and the overpowering
volume ofthe kick drum and
Coming from an "average
suburban home" with married
parents (who don't like her dating
musicians), three brothers, dog,
cat and two cars, Cole talks about
what she knows—like food
additives (Fluorescent Vomit);
she admits to having found
herself caught between her
background and the alternative
music scene.
While training at Vancouver
Community College (which has a
strong jazz/classical bias), she
decided at the last minute to
change her recital from jazz
saxophone to metal vocals. "It's
what I grew up with but don't
stand for anymore."
Most of the writing has been a
team effort between Cole and Kris
Mitchell, the band's guitar player. SJje,.
credits him with the'"far-out" creativity, saying that without Kris they     •***•*
would have a more commercial sound.
They started writing together
seriously in 1988 while studying music
at VCC, where they met keyboardist
Tony Quayf, and bass player Dino .
DiMiccolo. After half a year of practicing together they put on a successful <
recital in February 1991.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith's efforts have
paid off: they were selected as one of
eight local bands featured in 86
Street's Showcase in October; they
opened for Pale Face in December aftd**
for Bob's Your Uncle at the Commo- ^
dore in January.
The band p|ans to record a demb
tape, which they hope will be played On
Coast 8(& and CITR. They will be at
the Commodore again January 31.
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ONE ofthe highlights ofthe
fourth annual Women in
View Festivals, a number of
works, by women of colour, says
festfi|p| organiser Ant-fMachlem.
ASymposium tatA workshops
are scheduled for the first four
days ana a diverse selection of
performances will take place at
venues such as the Firehall
Theatre, Station Street Arts
Centre and Tamahnous Theatre.
The symposium, which takes
place this Sunday at the Native
Education Centre, is focussed on
changes women from different
backgrounds can bring to arts
organizations (entitled
Crosscultural Politics In The
culture flourishes
Arts: Strategies For Change). The
forum will be followed by three
workshops about cross-cultural
programming, racism in the
workplace, and building networks.
Machlem says this year's
festival is reflective of changing
politics in arts organizations.
"The women's movement as a
whole is grappling [with racism]
and the festival is about increasing opportunities of women, so
there is no reason to exclude
women of colour," she says.
The festival is interdisciplinary; viewers can choose from
performances in theatre, dance,
music and live readings. Pieces
that follow up on the issues
raised in the symposium have
discussion time allotted.
A small selection: Out Of
This World, Please (written and
directed by Nora D. Randall and
Jackie Crossland); Four On The
Floor II (four dance pieces);
Reading Writers I (Nicole
Brossard, Surjeet Kalsey, Ahdri
Zhina Mandiela, Lucy Ng);The
Strength of Indian Women
(written by Vera Manuel); Blade
(written by Yvette Nolan);
Cabaret Stir-Fry (three evenings
of comedy, music and performance art); Elektra Women's
Choir (free at St.James'
-iJ* —
^SJB{/m fi/fi
On Sunday February 2nd, U.B.C.'s Hillel House is presenting
its inaugural "Run to Fly". Organized in conjunction with the
Jewish Students' Association, the 5 km run/walk/roller blade with
pets and strollers intends to raise money for continuing Hillel programs. The entire community is urged to participate in this kick-off
to "Israel Week" - a week long event designed to create the flavour
of Israeli culture including everything from Houmous to politics!
Each participant ofthe "Run to Fly" is entered to win the first
prize which is a round trip to Israel on £1 Al! Registration is $18.00.
Also included with registration is an official T-shirt, Israeli goodies
and much, much more...
Look for entertainment, refreshments, and a great time at
U.B.C.'s Hillel House at 11:00 am, Sunday February 2nd. Registration forms available at Hillel, 224-4748.
January 24,1992 Election
Welcome to The Ubyssey's Special Elections
Supplement. In this supplement, you will find
statements from or interviews with those
running for positions with the Alma Mater
Society Executive, Senate or the Board of
Please read the statements or interviews
carefully and then vote. The supplement begins
with the candidates for AMS President.
President candidates who wanted to be interviewed by The Ubyssey were asked the
following questions:
1) Why should people vote for you?
2) How involved do you think students should be in helping the AMS student council
make decisions?
3) Why do students have a negative opinion ofthe AMS...or do they?
4) Should the AMS take a politically activist role in favour of student or other interests?
5) Last spring, (then AMS President) Kurt Preinsperg was rebuked by the AMS for
saying things to the media that council didn't think represented student opinion. How
active should a president be in expessing his or her own opinions while in office?
Martin Ertl, President
My name is Martin Ertl and I am the
Student's Voice candidate for President.
All members ofthe Student's Voice have
extensive experience with various activities on campus. We will work hard together
and are committed to represent students
and their interests.
We want to involve more students in
the activities of the AMS, from Student
Council committees to fun things like AMS
Programs (Welcome Back BBQ, concerts,
etc.) We think students do want to get
involved with the AMS; they only need to
be given the opportunity. Moreover, we
want to continue to improve the way we
communicate with students through innovative ideas like The Votemobile.
We will ensure that the University
administration is aware of student's concerns. Specifically, we want to ensure continued student participation in the management of athletic programs and facilities at UBC, in particular, the Aquatic
As to my qualifications for the job, I
have been Director of Administration for
the past year. Holding an executive position is not only invaluable experience for a
future President, but it also provides continuity. I am proud ofthe work I have done
so far and am confident I can do a great job
as President.
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Kristin Hansen, President
1) Although I am not -running on a slate, I
have a very individual program which
consists of direct action approaches to
problems on this campus. I do not have
ambiguous and general goals, such as
"increasing student awareness"-to this I
merely ask to what, to whom and how. I
have a program which intends, through
lobbying, referendums and a lot of letter
writing to bring about such direct changes
as the following;
I wish to make the UBC a safer place
for everyone. Rape alarms in all the buildings (including washrooms), an improved
walk home program, with security officers
on campus at all times after dark, and
much more lighting on the campus in
general, especially around the Panhellenic
building, and International House. I will
make radical changes to the student court
system, which at present is a very slow
and ineffective body, with complaints often taking one year or longer to be heard.
I would also like to see that land belonging
to UBC doesn't get sold to private business, and that the proposed hotel that
would replace the fraternites does not go
through. As a woman, I feel I am in a
unique position to give special attention to
not only sensitive women's issues, but also
to the Greek system and student body as a
2) The AMS council represents the people.
It is there to work for the students, not
against them, therefore students should
have a decisive say in what happens to
them. Students should have as much say
as they wish in the affairs of council. I
would be open to an increased number of
referendums, and to any individual or
group of students (or faculty) who would
like to address me personally, or the
3) A lot of people just do not know much
about the AMS, many do not know that it
even exists, or what it stands for. Those
that do, feel thatitis plagued with bureaucracy and red tape. Although there are
many strong aspects ofthe AMS, it could
be a lot more effective and useful to students, were it made more efficient, one of
its weak links being the Students Court,
as I have already mentioned. With some of
the bureaucracy eliminated, and a positive
strong image of the AMS put forward, it
could truly live up to what it is supposed to
be: a body which works for the students.
4) No, I do not believe that the AMS
should consciously play an active role in
dealing with anything other than student
interests, after all it is a body elected by
and for the students. Only when "other^
interests, whatever these may be, come to
directly affect the students, should they be
addressed by the AMS. In order for the
AMS to operate effectively for the students,
it can't divide its time everywhere, otherwise its initial purpose will be lost in the
confusion of all its duties.
5) What is student opinion? This can be
very diverse at the best of times. Indirectly,
everything a president says reflects student opinion, because he or she is first and
foremost a student. A president (or anyone else) should not speak his or her mind
beyond the confines of our given rights to
freedom of speech and expression, or act
against a majority decision such as made
by a referendum. Otherwise, I believe that
the world is a more interesting, if not
better place when everyone speaks at least
a little of their own mind.
Matthew Johnson, President
1. It's time for the AMS to take an active
stand on behalf of the students of UBC. I
am willing to take that stand. I am willing
to go out on a limb and shout from the
treetops that no longer can the students be
ignored or avoided. The NDP has been
waffling on their campaign promise to
freeze tuition. The administration consistently ignored the plight of students by
raising tuitions fees, by building condos
instead of student housing, and by taking
an uncaring attitude towards the students
of UBC. I want to change all that. I will
change all that. Thaf s why students shoul d
vote for Matthew Johnson.
2. In anything students come first, period.
However, decision-making, I think, is a
two-way street. Of course students should
be involved in the decisions of council. But
more importantly, the council, and especially the president, should take an active
stand in informing the students of decisions
before they are made and in going out and
ensuring he or she is well informed ofthe
student body's desires and concerns. My
office and ears, if Fm elected, will always
be open.
3. To put it bluntly, the AMS hasn't been
doing a thing for the students of UBC and
I think students are fed up. Instead of
funding and supporting student services
and creating new ones, the council has
spent it's time starting up a new pizza
shop. Instead of questioning and demanding ofthe administration and the provincial government that the concerns of students be addressed, council has become
complacent and weak. Tops on everyone's
list shouldbe accessible education, affordable student housing and student involvement in decisions that affect them. Thaf s
tops on my list anyway. I would like to see
a council that challenges the students to
take action. I will be a president that
forces the administration to take heed and
I will work to lead a council that will work
as a cohesive unit to actively raise the
concerns of students and responsibly represent them. It's time for a change in
student government.
4. My role as president is to be a mouthpiece, mind you an extremely loud one, for
the concerns ofthe students at UBC. Myself as president, and the other members
of council, should prioritize taking an active stand on behalf of students. I believe
council should be non-partisan politically,
but thaf s where it ends. The halls ofhigher
learning shoud be closed to no one. Tuition
should be affordable, housing should be
plentiful and inexpensive. And council
should work as hard as possible to make
this so. Anything else is short changing
the students of UBC.
5. Privately, or in the context of debate
within council, the president should make
it a rule to express his or her own opinions.
Publicly, it is the president's job to represent the opinions of students, alone. Again,
it is a two-way street. The president and
other members of council should strive to
listen to students, talk to students and
inform themselves ofthe concerns and the
desires of students. Likewise, students
should do everything in their power to
make their concerns heard by council and
everyone else for that matter. I will be
responsible in my leadership and active in
my representation.
Adam La Rusic, President
1. At this point, I'd just like to express my
unparalelled admiration for your fine paper. The Ubyssey represents a bastion of
unbiased reporting and journalisitic excellence.
That said, I feel the students of this
university community are fed up with the
puerile scurrilous antics of those goddamned engineers and I will strive dilli-
gently to see engineers quarantined so
that they can't spread their poison to the
normal respectable members of our fine
2.1 find that many students are too anarchistic in their approach and they don't
realize the benefits that can be gained by
burying one's nose up the administration's
ass. Therefore, I feel that this approach
would get me invited to many senior administrative functions so that I can suck
up for a job.
I really don't give a damn about the
students of this university.
3. The students of this university mistakenly associate extreme stupidity and an
utter lack of integrity or morals as bad
characteristics of a president. If they would
only come to realize that these characteristics are instead a shining example of
ability for the job, then we could replace
this attitude with a positive outlook.
4. A resounding yes. Those god-damned
engineers are responsible for all the sexism, homophobia, heterosexism and all
those nasty isms. Direct action is required
against these puerile foul mouthed (expletives deleted).
May I add another vote of admiration
for your fine newspaper.
5. Well, if elected I will strive diligently to
strike up a sub-committee of a committee
that will put forth a paper on that very
issue. In case anybody missed earlier, I
♦really* don't give a damn about students
at this university. Vice President
The Ubyssey asked the Vice-Presidential candidates....
1) What goals do you have if elected?
2) What is a "motion to divide"?
(A motion to divide is from Robert's Rules, which the vice-president must know as the
resident Rules authority during Council meetings. A "motion to divide" is one used to split
up a motion to be voted on into separate parts for discussion—edsj
3) Is the job of vice-president primarily a political or administrative position?
4) Some would argue that the AMS makes important decisions too quickly without
discussing them thouioughly. What do you think?
MarkBatho, Vice-President
1.1 have so many goals, so many
things that I want to do. One of
the first things that I would like
to address is the high failure
rate of first year students out of
residence as well as the problem
posed for late applicants into
residence. The first come first
served basis does not work fairly.
Students should be allocated
residences based on their academic standing just as students
are allocated courses based on
this. I am opposed to the university selling off its land for public
housing as well as the proposed
large hotel planned to be built
where the fraternity houses
stand now. I am striving to create a stronger   Greek   system
on campus.
2. A motion to divide is one of the
weak links in this university and
along with the bureaucracy, it
makes dealing with matters much
more difficult and confusing for
3. I think all the jobs are both
political as well as administrative.
Perhaps the vice-president and
president's positions may appear
to be solely political. This is a result ofthe constant media attention
of these jobs all over the world. All
jobs are just as important politically and administratively.
4. We live in a world where it is
necessary to make important deci
sions quickly yet accurately. The
AMS is a student elected body
which should have the trust ofthe
students to make these decisions.
If decisions have not been discussed thouroughly in the past,
they must be in the future, and
they will.
Erik Jensen, Vice-President
1. None. I plan on collecting a pile of assists. I plan on leaving the goals
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2. The Ubyssey sucks.
3. Can I buy a vowel?
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4. (Jensen belched loudly). Hi Mom!
Carole Forsythe, Vice-President
1. If I'm elected, one of my goals
would be to continue the negotiations currently going between
the AMS andthe administration
to create a jointly funded Office
of the Ombudsperson for Students. Another important goal
is to reform the Code and Bylaws,
the rules that govern what goes
on in student government, so
that they are make sense to those
who haven't taken the time to
read Robert Rules of Order. I'd
also like to see a service organization set up to serve what to
this point has been a neglected
segmentof the student body, that
being older than average students, part time students and
single parent students.
2. Amotion to divide amotion is
a motion to divide a motion containing more than one issue. In
other words, the motion contains
subparts that can stand on their
own as separate motions.
3.1 believe that the position of
Vice-President is primarily an
administrativeone. For the most
part, the duty ofthe Vice-President is to inform the undergraduate and graduate societies
ofthe Students' Council's activities and decisions and vice versa.
However, it can be a political position as well. I intend to be both
an administrative and political
Vice-President, if I'm elected.
4. How many pages do I have? I
tend to agree. When I was
Ombudsperson, I brought this to
Students' Council's attention over
and over and over again. Thankfully, others on the 1989/90
Council agreed with me and issues were discussed more fully
before being voted on. Unfortunately, I can't say the same thing
of this year's Council. All issues
that appear before Students'
Council in the upcoming year, if
the Students' Voice is elected,
will be discussed fully.
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Director of
Administrative Affairs
We asked the DoA hopefuls the following questions:
1) What do you intend to do as DofA?
2) Are there enough clubs at UBC? Do students take enough advantage of them?
3j How can the AMS best get students involved in activities on campus?
4) What is more important for students: academics or extracurricular activities?
Caireen Hanert, DoA
My name is Caireen Hanert
and I am running for the position
of Director of Administration
with a group called "The Students'Voice". We are committed
to serving the needs of UBC students. Through my involvement
with the Student Administrative
Commission, I have acquired
knowledge of AMS operations,
and I have seen and dealt with
many clubs' problems firsthand.
I have also held executive positions on the Science Undergraduate Society and the Phys-
ics Society.        	
I will start a year-round student employment centre in SUB,
run for students by students, to
replace the Canada Employment
Centre on campus that is closing.
It will consist primarily of extending JobLink from solely the summer months to a year-round service. I will increase communication with AMS clubs and service
organizations. Along with the expansion of the Pit, I will begin
planning for the expansion ofthe
north side of SUB to accomodate
more club offices.
I have the qualifications and
the desire to make the AMS work
for all students. Vote for "The
Students' Voice" on January 27-
29. We will work for you.
Johan Thornton, DoA
1.1 haven't really thought about
2. This is a stupid question. Fd
like to answer a different question. I'd like to answer "Why Am I
the best person for D of A?". I've
been in trouble with the Student
Administrative Commission for
six years. I've been subpoeanaed
in Student Court. I know how The
Pit operates from an internal perspective.
3. Free Beer. Actually, I have a lot
of plans. Fd like to get rid of Blue
Chip Cookies and put in a liquor
4. I don't think I have to answer
that question.
Director of Finance
Director of Finance candidates answered the following questions:
1) Have you ever had a job in which you oversaw finances? I
2) What is "Double entry bookkeeping"?
3; You have a choice between funding three new service organizations and buying a pizza oven
for Pie Ii Squared. What would you pick and why?
4) Should AMS fees be increased or decreased? Why? What would you cut?
5) If you were given $3 million, what would you buy for the /VMS?
1. Well yes,Icertainly have. When
I was five, I had a piggy bank and
I manged to save $5. Currently, I
am also EUS treasurer.
2. What the hell is "double entry
bookkeeping". I have no idea....
3. Well, considering that as part
of my campaign slate platform, I
Colwyn Sunderland, Director of Finance
plan to abolish funding to such
rather useless and enrironmen-
tally unfriendly service organizations as The Ubyssey. I would have
to support the purchase of a new
oven and copious quantities of
amber liquids for the Pie R Squared
pizza joint.
4. I feel that the current student
fees are quite sufficient, provided
that I plan on considerably lowering the budgets ofthe above mentioned service organizations.
5. Well, I'm somewhat of a hippie
by nature. I believe in abolishing
materialism and will offer free love,
free money, free Gibb's Energy,
free Helmholtz Energy and of
course free beer at The Pit for all
students of UBC.
Similarly to Quebec as a national example, the UBC engineers
should be declared a distinct society on campus with special language rights (eg. norequierement
to pass the ECT, and certain financial privileges.
?, Co-ordinator of External
Chyssey asked lhc following questions In those seeking this apparently popular AMS post:
1) What do you want to do as Coordinator of Kxlernal A flairs?
2) What ate some things that the present Coordinator i Kelly C.uiggisherg) has done badly or well? \\ h\?
:i) Who are the following people?
a) Or. Tom Peny ^Minister of Advanced Kduealion)
hi llrad Lavigne (chair ofthe li.C. hranel) of the student lobby group, the Canadian Federation of Students;
c) I'eler Oueck '1'eiry's predecessor as minister, present Social Credit Advanced Kduealion en lie. Owner of ear dealers
d/ Crawford Killian (Fducational issues columnist for The Province. Capilano College prof.*
■1) You have read in The I'hyssey that the X 1)1'government is going Io allow big tuition hikes at colleges and uni\ crsilics incl
CliC. What would you do?
5.i Should LIH  students join the student lobby group, the Canadian Federation of Students? Why or why not'.'
Rob Deary, External affairs
1. Like Galileo says in Dialogue concerning the
Two Chief World Systems, There it much that
might be said and considered with regard to the
weaving of this argument. But since we can
resolve it in a few words, I do not wish at the
moment to enlarge cm it unnecessarily; the more
so as the answer is put in my possession by UBC
itself whenit says that the various operations can
be produced in an animal by a single principle.
Therefore, I answer them for the present that
diverse diverse movements in the AMS are derived from a single principle in a similar way."
Also, I intend to run naked through the
streets of some northern town, covered in baby
w hale oil screaming, Take Me, Take Me, Nanook,
Master ofthe Northern Lights."
2. This could be answered most effectively by
consulting A Cure forCancer by Michael Moorcock,
'At Mach 3, Ordinary tires start to melt.*
3. a) Coordinator of External Affairs for the AMS
b) The Co-ordinator before that.
c) The one before him.
d) A nom de plume for *Mr.  Samuel
Brainsample", blancmange eater.
4. Well, as some brilliant Ubyssey reporter once
wrote: "BC colleges and universities should prepare for another cold frontfollowingagovernment
proposal to freeze post-secondary education
spending. *
5. Jerry turned to the engineer who walked slowly
down the other side ofthe aisle checking readings
against sheets on a clipboard.
"Number 30006. Any anticipation yet,
The engineer shrugged.
Too early."
Jerry licked his lower lip.
"Fair enough."
David Falk, External Affairs
1. Eat lots of pizza. I would also like to stem the
impendingnatural disaster that's coming from the
US. In the past, weVe had threats of an invasion by
swarms of killer bees, but I have it on good authority that a swarm of Gfla Monsters are due in at any
time and this poses a threat to our control over the
AMS. Should I not be elected? It is absolutely
assured that the AMS council will be overrun by
such venemous reptiles.
2. Vfho's that? I guess she hasn't eaten enough
3. a) An NDPer. A federal MP, but I'm not really
sure; Who cares anyway, he's not in my riding.
b) Never heard of him. Does he run one ofthe
food stands on campus?
c) Now that's one I did know. I think he was
the minister of post-secondary education or was at
one point.
d) Writer for the Vancouver Sun.
4. Sit back and watch it happen. Let's face reality.
The AMS is quite powerless to do anything about
the liideous tuition hikes. In essence, we're all on
one big scholastic determinist trip.
5. Wnat exactly jb the CFS and what does it do for
me. I hear that the CFS supposedly provides some
discounts for students with cooperation from the
retail Bector. However, if such discounts do exist
they certainly havent told the students about
Lisa Gemino, External Affairs
Age: 19
Major: Biology
Political Affiliation: Slightly right of Attila the
Hobbies: Biting the Heads off Small Furry Animals
What I plan to do if elected: Immediately stage and
armed uprising and take over the AMS. Then
declare UBC to be an independent state and declare
myself dictator for life. The enginnering faculty
will become my secret police. The Pit will be expanded to take over the entire SUB building. All
Poli Sci students will be declared enemies of the
state, to be shot on sight. After the barbed wire
fences go up, CPCP, the Campus Politically Correct
Police Corps will be formed to ensure My benevolent Reign is unhampered by anything as antisocial as a revolution.
It is my wish, that the above statement is
taken in the Bpirit it was written in. Just what that
spirit is is up to you to decide.	
Marya Mc Vicar,
External Affairs
My name is Marya McVicar and Tm running for the position of Co-ordinator of External
Affairs in the upcoming AMS elections. As UBC
Ski Club President, I have a great deal of
knowledge of how the AMS operates and its
relationship to the students it serves. I am one of
five candidates campiagning on the Student's
Voice slate and our primary goal is to open up the
AMS to students and their concerns. Fair tuition
increases and reforms to the student loan program
are among the goals I plan to achieve if elected.
Considering the current economic situation, it is unlikely the BC NDP government will
be able to freeze tuition fees. I believe that we will
be able to successfully lobby the government to
ensure that any tuition increases are based on
the annual inflationary increase of about 4.5 per
cent. Anotherissue for studentsis the accessibility
of student loans. UBC will have a representative
on the BC Student Assistance Policy Committee
and I plan to lobby for reformsasa member of this
I want to be a representative for all students. If you vote for me, you can be assured that
your voice will be heard.
David W. New, External Affairs
1. Gloat '
2. Well, to me, her administration seems at once
both bitter and sweet; it speaks to me of concatenations of tastes as eccentric as mace, vinegared
lichen, and powdered alum served three hours
after iiunset at the very moment when the musicians
se to play—it caste me out of my self; then hurls
me back like a suddenly encountered odour from
childhood that, as I name it, I only then realize I
have mistaken for some other, and I am forced to
contemplate all the possibilities that, in their
shaftings and subtleties, must be as varied as the
red and black variegations on the AMS itself and
thus I am struck with the notion of something so
large It might as well be infinite, so old it might as
well be eternal.
3. a) Before his death, he was the father of the local
MIA, but I dont see what that has to do with my
b) Johnny Weissmuller's stunt man in Tarzan
and tlie Valley ofthe Tree Toads.
c) Owner and operator of Dueck Chrysler. I still
don't know what any of this has to do with my
d) The celebrated author of the Chronoplane
Wars series from Del Rey Books, including The
Empire ofTime and Rogue Emperor. He has taught
numerous seminars on science fiction writing in
co-operation with the Vancouver Public Library. He
has the same editor as another local author, Don H.
DeBrandt, whose first novel, The Quicksilver Screen,
is being relased later this year. DeBrandt also has
a novelette in the most recent issue ofHorizons SF,
copies of which are available in the UBC Bookstore.
4. The University Endowment Lands, or as they
have been recently rechristened, Pacific Spirit Park,
are one ofthe most scenic areas in the entire Lower
Mainland. As a boy, I frequently visited them with
my father, wondering at the landscape and collecting small rocks. I would welcome the opportunity for
another university hike and encourage other students to explore this fascinating natural wilderness
so near our fine institution.
5. To respond satisfactorily to a question of such
import requires first adequate definitions of "UBC",
"Canadian", "students* and "belong". UBC may be
understood to appertain via a relationship of abbreviation to the University of British Columbia.
We may treat it as a member of that class of construction known as initiatism (distinguished from
the acronym by being unpronounceable). Canadian,
meanwhile, is the adjectival form ofthe proper noun
"Canada", itself thought to derive from a Dene-
Caucasian word for "home". A student is one who
studies or, repairing to the Latin root studeo, Btudere,
one who is eager, or zealous. Finally, to belong
describes a class of relationship akin to hyponymy,
in which the indirect object of the clause exerts a
strictly inclusive influence over the subject. Our
question now may be restated, "Should the
initiatism ofthe University of British Columbia be
included in a hyponymic relationship with federated eager people from home?* Clearly, no purely
linguistic construction has anything to do with a
group of people, eager or otherwise, and to suppose
that "UBC" ought to be accorded the status of a
person in society is certainly ludicrous. Therefore,
Rob McGowan,
External Affairs
1. Lots of trips. Lots ofbanquets. Go onLetterman.
2. She hasnt had a good haircut. She hasn't been
able to fill Jason Brett's shoes because they are
too big and she refuses to put socks in the toes.
She hasn't learned how to skateboard. Good
thing? She didnt olav bass for the Go-Go's.
3. a) Inventor of Perrier
b) Brad Lavigne...urn, A man I don't wan't
controlling my student council?
c) The man who sold me my lemon.
d) A man with two last names. Obviously his
parents wanted him to choose his own name when
he got older, but he got so full of self-importance
that he couldn't
4.1 would not do what Kelly did, which was plead
and plead to deaf ears. I would instead take Tom
Perry out drinking and capture him on *my*
Candid Camera and use such information, if not
to keep others tuition down, at leaBt to keep mine
5. No, Eastern bias. Ugly President with a bad
taste in clothes. Can we truly trust him to represent our best interests when he cant even coordinate his wardrobe? And besides, they're a too
self-important lobby as it is; we shouldnt allow
ourselves to boost their collective ego.
D.R. (Dean) McGee,
External Affairs
1. Well, m try, Mrs. Roosevelt but the peacocks
are getting louder.
2.1 never really prepared this answer, but I must
say that she has combed her hair extremely well.
Which one is Kelly? I guess she has combed her
hair rather well....
3. a) He is Advanced Education Minister
b) He is Federation of Planets ambassador from
c) He has a talk show on at the same time as
Johnny Carson, doesnt he?
d) Crawford Killian...he is the Fleet Admiral o
4. X think cement is much more interesting than
people realize.
5. No, UBC should belong to the United Federation of Planets. I believe this would allow us
exchange programs with Vulcansand Andorrians
and help to prepare for the threat from the Borg.
Giovanna Vassone,
External Affairs
1.1 have two main goals. The first, and the most
important one, deals with tuition freezes. I think
that we have to put a lot of pressure on the
provincial government to keep their election
promises from last fall to freeze student fees. If
the tuitions have to be increased, I'd like to see
them kept at below the rate of inflation.
The second goal I have deals with campus
safety. I want to have seminars on acquaintance
rape and I'd also like to try and get B Lot a lot
better lit so it is safe for women and men to go
there. I like the Walk Home program and would
like to expand it out of the Student Union Building, perhaps towards the residences.
2. Kelly did a very good job thisyear with the Drug
and Alcohol Awareness Committee. It was very
well publicized and very well executed. It had
good participation as well. I also like the irritative
for hiring a full time AMS researcher.
3. a) Dr. Tom Perry is the Advanced Education
b) Brad Lavigne is the student chair ofthe B.C.
Canadian Federation of Students.
c) I was thinking ofthe ear dealership on Marine.
Does he own it? (Yes—ed.)
d) I dont know. The Easter Bunny?
4. If they were to do it, what would I do.... We'd
have to do a full out letter writing campaign. I
couldnt do it myself but 30,000 students could.
We'd have to organize some big protest rallies as
well. I would approach Darlene Marzari, our local
MLA, and put pressure on herto keep herpromises.
I would go to the UVic and SFU external coordinators to work together to form a unified
protest against the fee increases. If this didnt
work, Fd go national,
5. No. To join the CFS, UBC would have to pay
about $250,000 to join. It would cost too much
money for too little representation. Each college
or university which is a member of the CFS gets
only one vote on their council. This means that a
university with 30,000 students like UBC would
have as much say as a university with 1300
students like Mount Allison University in New
Director of Finance
Bill Dobie, Director of Finance
1) Yes, within the AMS I oversaw the finances ofthe Students
Court. I also was employed in
the accounting office of a private
company for almost two years.
In both capacities I gained what
I think is important experience
in dealing with financial matters as well as with student
concerns regarding financial
2) Double entry bookeeping is
when transactions are recorded
in the accounts of an organization as well as in the General
Journals ofthe organization.
3) This question is difficult because it is a hypothetical one. Service Organizations are an important part ofthe AMS. I feel that it
is important to enhance and
heighten the focus ofthe AMS as a
society run by and for students.
While the commercial revenue
derived from the pizza oven would
aid student programs we can do
with the oven we currently have.
I would choose to fund the Service
Organizations as long as the end
result would benefit a large majority of students.
4) The AMS already has one ofthe
lowest fees of any university in
Canada. The level of service provided by the AMS on the other
hand is much larger than many
post secondary institutions. The
current financial status ofthe AMS
is one that we do not need to raise
fees in the upcoming year. Our
commercial revenues as well as
other investments will allow the
AMS to maintain and expand current levels of service without raising fees.
5) If the AMS received three million extra dollars to play with all at
once spending it would be an inter
esting event. Firstly, I would complete the Northside expansion of
the SUB to allow clubs more office
space. I would also initiate a self
sustaining club support fund that
would grant new and smaller clubs
operational and event funding. I
would set up a capital acquisitions
committee to oversee purchases
that with the new money we could
actually afford. These would include things such as increased
funding for "fun" AMS activities
and the like. The money would be
widely used. BoG
Board of Governors
We asked candidates for the
two BoG student positions
these questions'.
1) What do you want to do as a
member of the BoG?
2) What is the difference
between the Senate and the
3) What direction do you think
that the BoG is moving in and
do you agree with it?
4) Are there any issues before
the BoG now that students
wanting on the BoG should
make a priority?
My name is Tim Lo and I am
running for a position on the Board of
Governors. As SAC Secretary, I work closely
with the AMS executive and Council and this
experience will help guide the decisions that I
will make as a BoG member. The Board deals
with issues that are of great interest to
students, such as tuition fee increases, campus
housing and the financing of the university. The
problems, and the solutions, should be widely
advertised on campus to students, and I have
the ability to do that. I know that I can work
effectively with the AMS Council to strive for
what the students want
I will be accessible to all students,
and I will keep the AMS council and the student
population, informed about what BoG is doing.
Vote for Tim Lo on January 27-29.
Gary Chan
1.1 would like to bring the students'
perspective to all issues coming before the Board
of Governors. It's important to examine some of
the long-term implications of decisions made by
the Board of Governors.
2. The main difference is that the BoG is
responsible for 'non-academic* issues but there
are certain issues which involve both the BOG
and Senate. In these cases, a joint committee is
generally struck. One example is a new building
for a faculty or department. In this case, input is
required from both the academic and non-
academic sides.
3. Most of the initiatives that come
before the BoG are initiated by the administration. In light ofthe administration's history with
the AMS, involving such issues as the attempt
to take over the aquatic center and the conflict
over establishing a pizza joint in the SUB—all
student-initiated projects—the Board of
Governors must be made aware of how their
decisions may affect the willingness of students
for future endeavours. On this particular issue,
BoG is definitely going in the wrong direction.
4. I'd like to see an increase in
communication between BoG and students so
they are informed about what's going on. Some
issues are not apparent to students but directly
concern them. We will need to discuss student
fees and student loans. Campus Planning is
developing a new plan for the University
including new roads, buildings, and parking
structures. These are all long-term considerations that students should be concerned about.
Wendy King
Wendy King is also running
for the Board of Governors.
Derek Miller
1. Primarily, I want to improve
communication between students and the
administration and to make sure that those who
run the university know the impact on students
of their actions.
2. The Senate is in charge of academic
matters at UBC such as new courses, prerequisites, etc. The BoG deals with the money, ie,
almost everything else.
3. The Board is moving towards being
less of a rubber stamp for the desires ofthe
administration in my experience, particularly
with respect to the AMS and the Alumni
Association. I think this is a good trend.
4. Almost all of them. Two ofthe most
important current issues are housing for both
faculty and students and the decaying
infrastructure ofthe university (sewage, power
etc.) which affects everything from library
operations to new construction. A deteriorating
relationship with the AMS is also not a good
Jaret Clay
1. There is a couple of main points.
First, I can try to improve the relations
between the administration officials and the
AMS executive. Right now I feel that the AMS
and UBC don't put enough effort into cooperating and spend far too much time and
money. So, I hope to be the liaison between
these two groups. Secondly, I want to redirect
funds to what I feel are more important projects
on campus, which instead of making UBC better
at making money will improve UBC as an
2. The Senate is a lai-ger governing body
which deals more with regulations that the
university has which governs students while the
Board of Governors has certain initiatives that
it is trying to achieve.
3. That'B a hard question. Right now, it's
not that I think that the BoG is taking a wrong
direction for students, rather each initiative has
to be looked at differently. I'm not someone who
can place what the BoG does in one mindset.
For example, the BoG is looking right now at
developing low cost housing for professors and
although I think this is a good idea in nature,
other perspectives on this idea must be taken.
4. I'm not sure that this is an issue for
the BoG, but I think that it should be looking at
improvement of its facilities while also not
concentrating on just one area ofthe university.
It seems right now that the university considers
itself to be in a building stage, that it would be
nice to see the university set aside some money
for upkeep of its current buildings and facilities.
Amin Janmohamed, Pharmacy
As most of you are aware, the
responsibilities of a Senator require dedication to
the position and a sense of direction for the
objectives to be attained. This dedication through
direction is what I am committed to and the reason
I seek election.
Pharmacy is not immune to the rapid
change that is taking place throughout the medical
and scientific worlds. This is evidenced by the
recent curricular changes to the undergraduate
program which now places more emphasis on the
clinical aspects of pharmacy. A PharmD. Program
has also been added to reflect the changing
requirements at the graduate levels.
It is important for the pharmacy
senator to face the future, to anticipate change and
to [Jan to incorporate this change in a smooth and
efficient manner for the benefit of the Pharmacy
As a pharmacy Senator, I would
encourage the students I represent to express their
views to me bo that we can work together to make
Pharmacy and UBC better.
We asked all the folks running
for contested Senate positions to
answer the Bame questions:
1) What do you want to do as a
2) What is the difference between
the Senate and the Board of
3) What are three academic issues
that student senators should keep
track of?
4) How can students get more
involved in the Seante's academic
decision making?
5) Are Universities too liberal or
too conservative in their academic
Christopher Sing, Science
Hi, my name is Christopher Sing. You
may already know me as third year science rep or
past Science Elections Commissioner. There are
four major goals that I want to accomplish once I
am in Senate. First, I want to expand midterm
break from two small days to a whole week.
Secondly, I want to develop a T. A Teaching
excellence award to promote better teaching
through a reward system. Third, I want to see an
improvement in the major science lecture halls.
Better audio-video equipment and padded chairs
would be good And my final, but most important
goal is to maintain a channel of communication
between the students and the Senate through the
Science Undergrad Society and The 432. Thank
Dennis Chow, Science
1.1 want to improve the quality of
education for students by being involved in
curriculum design and faculty evaluations. I would
also like to draw the attention of more students to
this process and let them know that through my
representation on the Senate, they have a voice in
the selection of their courses and their instructors.
2. The Senate concerns itself with the
academic aspect ofthe university whereas the BoG
plays a more encompassing role. The Board is
responsible for the budget, hiring and firing of
employees and university policy in general. The
focus ofthe Senate is narrower.
3. The first one is the continuation and
improvement of faculty evaluations. The second is
to make degree programs more flexible and
responsive to the individual needs of students. The
third issue is the deeper involvement of students in
the process of granting tenure to professors.
4. First of all, I would very much like to see
students coming to me with their problems and
concerns. I will make myself available through the
Science Undergrad Society office. Then I would
encourage them to attend the monthly meetings of
the student Senate caucus, which I will announce in
The Ubyssey and The 432. LasUy, students can
attend the monthly Senate meetings and observe
their concerns being voiced.
5.1 cant speak about all universities in
general. However, I believe that universities should
be conservative in the sense that they should
protect the best traditions ofthe past, and also be
liberal in that they should reach out and embrace
the new ideas ofthe future.
Emile Woo, Pharmacy
1.1 would basically like to ensure that a
student voice that is strong and coherent is
present within the Senate. This is because the
majority ofthe academics in question deal with
the undergraduates therefore it is essential that
a student voice can express student concerns. In
particular, the pharmacy curriculum is
currently being changed, thus it is beneficial
that a student from pharmacy have a say in
what the changes will be.
2. The Senate deals expressly with those
matters of an academic nature such as
curriculum changes and scholarships, whereas
the Board of Governors deals more with the
logistics of running the university.
3. Three academic issues are: a) the
possibility of changing over to a semester
system b) the purposes of teaching evaluations
and their extensions to teaching assistants and
c) ensuring that research does not get in the
way of undergraduate funding, thus making
sure that students have a quality education.
4. The best way is to run for Senate.
Barring that, keep in contact with your student
senators over the differing issues that are facing
the university. This way, one can learn to
become more involved, perhaps through
petitions and other avenues of involvement.
5. It really depends on the university.
Depending on the different environments, each
university develops its own ideals, thus we
cannot generalize on all universities. UBC
though, I consider more on the conservative side
and less accepting of change than one might
hope for. But overall, a good university, with
room to change.
Michael Fuoes, Commerce
1.1 want to establish effective communication between the Senate body and the student body.
I want to do this through the creation of a Senate
information board, writing articles in The Cavalier
as well as working closely with the Commerce
ombudperaon. I feel that the communication
between Senate and the student body is very poor
and I want to create a direct link between them so
that the views ofthe students on such issues as
academic policy and teaching evaluations can be
properly represented.
2. The Senate is a governing body contain
the various deans and faculty heads which create
and debate new issues on academic policy, teaching
evaluations curriculum and student affairs. The
BoG, on the other hand, is a smaller committee
which deals with issues outside the Senate
concerning student affairs.
3. First of all, and most important, is the
standard of teaching. It is very important that
students are not hindered by having a bad teacher.
Also, I'd like to see that TA's are properly trained so
that they adequately perform the job of helping
students in their courses rather than hindering
them. Finally, the curriculum is a very important
issue in such that it should be relevant and helpful
for the students in establishing their careers in their
various fields.
4. First of all, ties must be made between
the Senate and the student body so that the student
body know what is happening in the Senate. Before
they can get involved in the Senate, they must be
informed. Once that has been established, students
can then actively express their views. One ofthe
things I have planned to create is a Commerce
forum. This would be a committee which will meet
when issues that directly concern the Commerce
faculty arise. Students will be able to freely air and
express their views, the results of which will be
made known by me in the Senate. Furthermore, I
plan to distribute questionnaires and polls so that
students can get a chance to suggest their ideas on
various issues.
5.1 think that the universities are on the
conservative side on their academic thinking.
However, I do not believe that this is a negative
point. The university is a place where students come
to better themselves and the decisions that the
universities make has to continue to improve this
place of learning. In the Senate, issues are discussed
and debated until everyone agrees that their
decision is in the best interest ofthe university.
Tina Louie, Commerce
1. Two main things. One would be to equalize the
exams and assignments given to students by
different professors teaching different sections ofthe
same course. Right now, a lot of students complain
to me that they are receiving harder midterms or
assignments and are consequently getting a lower
grade than they would receive had they taken the
test of a different professor. Another goal that I have
would be to improve student awareness of the issues
that Senate deals with through weekly columns in
The Cavalier and posting the information on a
Senate board within the CUS office.
2. The Senate deal with academic policy, the BoG
deals with issues like tuition fees, the safety of
students on campus and other poilicies that do not
touch dijrectly on academic policies. The Senate has
17 students elected from each faculty who have
their own student caucus and who can present
initiatives while the BoG has only two elected
representatives for the entire student body who
mainly act to inform students ofthe actions ofthe
board. The BoG meets once every two months for the
entire day while the Senate meets once every month
for two hours.
3. Student senators should deal with the appointment, promotion and tenure of professors within the
faculty that they represent, they should watch the
changes that occur in cere courses such as English
(for example the switch from the ECT to the LPI,
which requires students to write the LPI before
entering the faculty of Commerce). Also, they should
watch the proposed switch from the term system to
the semester system.
4. l*he Senate has an ad-hoc Committee on
Appointment, Promotion and Tenure for which the
CUS has a student representative which is filled by
application. Students can also voice their opinion
about the professor who teaches their courses
through the evaluation forms that are sent out and
they can talk to their senators about any concerns or
opinions that they have who should effectively voice
them in committees and meetings.
5. Universities have tended to mold students in
their thinking. Students who write their thesis
papers must present their ideas before a panel of
professors who judge what they have to say. In order
to graduate, they have to put ideas in their theses
that these professors are comfortable with. Students
are not encouraged to independently think within
their courses, but rather to memorize their
textbooks and what their teacher says. I think that
students should be encouraged to form, their own
opinions or ideas to complement what they learn in
Horror of nuclear aftermath
Sarcophagus—a kind of
*■ limestone, said to reduce flesh to
dust; also a stone coffin or tomb.
This chilling title is apt because
death does indeed permeate this
play, and the emergency station
is indeed a cold tomb which
houses the living dead left in the
» wake ofthe Chernobyl accident.
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nitely a play with a poignant message. What Soviet
w playwright Vladimir Gubaryev
depicts is not the actual scene of
t the explosion at Chernobyl, but
the alow horror of death and the
tragedy and triumph ofthe
human spirit in the aftermath of
a nuclear accident.
. Sarcophagus
Frederick Wood Theatre
until January 27
Kathleen Weiss successfully
directs the main actors. This is
* most clearly seen in the -performances of Troy Skog and Lisa
The play takes place at a
station for high-risk radiation
victims, where Bessmertyn
(Skog) has been a patient for 487
days. Skog plays the part of the
eccentric, eloquent and endearing Bessmertyn with great
We share in his lonely
isolation at the start ofthe play*,
we laugh with him as he emerges
nonchalantly from his cubicle
decked, not in his hospital garb,
but in his finest Sunday suit, to
greet the young doctors in
training-—Skog infuses his
character with courage, humour,
and dignity that is believable
and touching. He is indeed an
actor to look out for.
Waines is just as believable
as the feisty and strong Lydia
Ptitsyna, a veteran doctor of the
emergency station. Her acting is
buoyed by good direction. For
example, her habit of constantly
pulling up of her sagging
stocking renders the character
more endearing and human.
Skog and Waines are backed
by some very strong supporting
actors like Anthony Ingram (Lev
Ivanovich Sergeyev), Renee Iaci
(Anna Petrovna) and Kurt Eby
(director ofthe nuclear power
As with previous plays at
this theatre, the set is impressive. This time, scenographer
Ron Fedrouk successfully
conveys the clinical sterility and
aesthetic severity ofthe station.
There are few things left to
be desired in the play. One thing
is the budding relationship
between a young doctor and a
Chernobyl victim. This relationship is not satisfactorily developed by either the playwright or
the two actors involved.
Despite hitches, the relevant
and timely message ofthe play,
and the way it is handled by
director and cast makes Sarcophagus a very powerful and
memorable play. There are
attempts to show the negligence
ofthe nuclear production system
("The system sees that no one
takes responsibility"), the
inefficiency ofthe state, and the
moral lessons to be garnered.
Desdemona has insomnia
fry Michelle Mason
A box of Velveeta, ajar
containing her appendix,
and a green feather pen from
her dead parrot constitute the
- corners of Constance Ledbelly's
desk and entire existence when
the lights go down in Good
w-*     night Desdemona (Good
Morning Juliet).
Good night Desdemona
(Good Morning Juliet)
Dorothy Somerset Studio
until February 1
k. Writing articles for the rat
Professor Night who has just
taken the Oxford position she
wanted, and unsuccessfully
trying to decode the manuscript
she thinks will confirm her
•"•■   PhD thesis (that the
m     Shakespearean tragedies
Othello and Romeo and Juliet
are failed comedies), assistant
professor Constance tosses the
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the dustbin.
Little does she know where
it will lead!
Transported into the living
world of Shakespearean characters, she is pleasantly surprised
to find her idols Desdemona and
Juliet anything but the fragile
victims of Elizabethan stagecraft. Rather, Desdemona is a
feisty warrior and Juliet a fickle
The hurtling of Constance
Ledbelly into a world of confusion and complexity, as opposed
to Elizabethan absolutes,
catalyzes a series of highly
entertaining scenarios in which
Canadian playwright Ann-Marie
MacDonald examines
Shakespearean convention in a
hilarious way.
Through amusing implementations of cross-gender dressing,
sexuality, the portrayal of
women, and even iambic pentameter, MacDonald provides a
world in which social borders
have been erased. The effect is
entirety comic as we see everything from *r»?HwhyJ«ljet tea
homosexual Romeo.
Though at times (intentionally) slapsticky, the first act is
full of one laugh after another.
The scene in which the usually
timid Constance teaches
Desdemona (and herself) about
the word "bullshit" is particularly funny, although the
humour is consistent throughout.
The second part of this two-
act play is somewhat less
energetic than the first, but not
because of weak acting; it seems
to be a protracted denouement to
the intensity of Act One. Nevertheless, the players' strong
acting carries the play through
to the anticipated conclusion,
where Constance's odyssey
brings her home to herself. The
mouse and her cheese are things
of the past.
The innovative use of
Shakespearean convention and
detail, the strong performances,
and the overall humour provide a
positive experience for the
playgoer. We celebrate the
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The Grad Class Council
is now accepting Proposals for the
Proposals must:
1) Be as specific as possible
2) Include the following information:
• name of group requesting funds
• number of people working on project
• Mame of a contact person (include telephone #)
• Who will benefit from the project
• Description of the project in detail
• A summarizing paragraph including the
most salient points
• The amount of money requested
• Sources of other funds if applicable
There is a limit of one proposal per particular group
of graduating students.
There is an upper limit of $3,000 for each proposal.
Each group must be prepared to give a short
presentation of their idea to the members of Grad
Class Council at the end of February.
The deadline for proposals is 4:00 p.m. Friday
February 14,1992 and is final. Mo proposal will be
accepted after this date.
Proposal applications are available
for pickup and drop off at the
APIS Business Office.
Please contact Caireen Hanert c/o SUB 246, 822-2361
if you have any questions.
January 24,1992
THE UBYSSEY/5 Editorial
This coming Monday, UBC students will once
again be asked to choose their student government.
Very few will bother to answer.
Last year, and for several years, the student
electorate has failed to reach the required quorum—
set at a ten per cent ofthe student body.
Nationally, we would not tolerate being ruled by
a government elected by less than one tenth of the
population, but it has become common practice on the
UBC campus.
And if you are one ofthe few who do decide to cast
a ballot, what choices do you really have?
Last year's election saw the re-emergence of political slates—a process by which a group of candidates
puts itself forward as a unit.
Such slates are detrimental to the democratic
process they disguise the possibility of alternatives.
As voters, students do not have to accept these prepackaged deals.
When you vote, you are fully entitled to pick and
choose from all of the candidates regardless of what
slate to which they might belong.
So shop and compare.
Also, be aware of the groups influencing the
political process here on campus.
Three polarities of power exist on campus: the
Greek system (fraternities and sororities), the engineers, and the group of students who are politically
active on campus.
Through their ability to mobilize their members,
each of these blocs exercises a disproportionate degree
of influence in UBC politics than their numbers
would warrant.
Candidates put forward by these blocs naturally
reflect and perpetuate their interests—which may
not be your own.
What about the interests ofthe other 90 per cent?
If you do vote, recognize these factors. Recognize
the political alienation that occurs when a government
is repeatedly elected by only ten per cent of the
community. Also, recognize the inordinate influence
of special-interest blocs on our campus.
And if you do not vote, ask yourself why. You can
have an impact by actively choosing not to legitimize
such a political system only if you are actively trying
other ways to cause change.
All across Canada people are disgruntled by our
politicians and alienated by limited democracy.
By spoiling ballots, by participating in grassroots
associations, and by taking direct action, you can help
create an alternative form of "government." One that
is truly participatory and representative.
Politics is more than an annual election, more
than occasional democracy.
January 24, 1992
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Sky Anderson juggled bowling pins while Dianne Rudolf, the
hawker, called all the children over to see the Ubyssey Circus.
Greg Davis swallowed fire as Girma Jemal fell with a scream
from the trapeeze only to land on Paul Gordon, the photog
tamer. Nadene Rehnby and Helen Willoughby-Price, two comical clowns, rode on the backs of elephants, one of which stepped
on Paul Dayson's foot making him scream Carla Maftechuk's
name in vain. Sharon Lindores told fortunes in the gypsy tent,
and Lucho van Isschot read the Tarot cards. Jumping through
the flaming hoop, Cheryl Niamath shouted out Martin Chester's
horoscope as it was tatooed on the lion's jaw. Jilena Cori and
Chung Wong were late for class when they met Efiie Pow and
so gave away their tickets to see Karlyn Koh's Chicken On The
High Wire show. Michelle improvised on her human yo-yo
routine as Charles Noh took notes for Graham Cameron's up
and coming role as the anonymous ringleader. Francis Foran
charmed the cobra whilst Raul Peschiera dealt the blackjack.
Mark Nielsen and Matthew Martin wrestled in the ring egged
on by Mike Coury. Rick Hiebert was the bearded lady, who
chased the children Paula Wellings and Robert MacDonald
around the strongman's wagon. And the dwarves cried giant
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Xevin Costner
Special groups
To Charles Besko:
Sure there are groups
committed to the future of
white, middle class, heterosexual, non-defective young
males. There are two high
profile ones that come to my
mind: Ku Klux Klan and the
Aryan League of Nations. If
your profile is indeed as
stated in your letter, it is
very likely that you qualify
for either of these.
JJjA. Naredo
Graduate Studies
Change society!
I am writing in reference
to Charles Besko's letter of
Jan 17,1992.
Poor Charles "heterosexual Caucasian male"
Besko. So he feels he will be
discriminated against in the
workplace and there will be
no support groups to help
him. Need I remind you that
the people in positions of
power and authority are still
heterosexual Caucasian
males? It's not surprising
that the people who created
the homophobic, sexist and
racist society that we live in
are now receiving a backlash from the people who
have been discriminated by
them for so long. It is a re-
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sponse that (some) heterosexual Caucasian males created. The fact that "special
interest groups" (using Mr.
Besko's words) are needed
tells you that we have a long
way to go in terms of considering everyone equally. Mr.
Besko, don't complain about
it, do something to make the
changes necessary.
F.C.S. Tsai
Graduate Studies
Yes, the world is being
polluted. Yes, our environment is deteriorating. Yea,
mankind is facing a grave
threat to its very survival.
However, it is not nature that
is being destroyed.
The threat that mankind faces does not come
from the pollution of our
physical environment. No,
our survival is threatened
by the pollution of our intellectual environment.
It is the environmental
movement, with its attack
on science, technology, industry, capitalism, that
represents the greatest
threat to human survival today.
To explain this radical
viewpoint, and to encourage
rational debate on the issue
of environmentalism, UBC
Students of Objectivism
have invited Dr. George
Reisman, a leading Objec-
tivist scholar, to speak on
"The Toxicity of Environmentalism." Dr. Reisman is
a Professor of Economics at
Pepperdine University in
L.A., and author of "The
Government Against the
The talk will be held on
Tuesday, January 28 at 2:30
pm in the SUB Auditorium,
and will be followed by a
question period.
"The Toxicity of Environmentalism" is sponsored
by the UBC Students of
Objectivism and the AMS
Programs Department, with
assistance from the Ayn
Rand Institute. For more
information, call the AMS
Programs Department at
This talk will be a rare
opportunity to hear a radically different viewpoint to
that which is usually expressed on environmentalism. I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in the issue to attend.
Keith Lockitch
UBC Students of
Me and the NDP     «*
To Ryan Reynoldson:
It's January 1992, and I
am not disappointed with the
NDP government I helped
elect. True, the socialists .-m
have not waved their
"magical" socialist wandand •""'
built a worker's paradise, but
even if I had expeted them to
do so, I would not have demanded they complete their
the project in the first two
months of their mandate.
In fact, the NDP has     *^4
been providing the kind of
government they promised       "*"
throughout the campaign—
fiscally responsible social
democratic government.
That is, government that is
open to the concerns of all—   _v ^^
environmentalists, women
and natives. Compromise is       -■*•
never popular, because it
doen't satisfy any particular
interest group, but the NDP
has been making tough decisions.    Compromise    on
Vancouver Island, compro-
miseonlabour laws, and yes,       *»j
compromise on social services ministries and budgetary priorities. This is what I
supported the NDP for, not
some illusory notion of instant cures and magical     A ^*
remedies. Aj
Paul Ramsey
Science 3
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Bring us your best
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the premiere of Steven
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at the Varsity on Thursday,
January 30. Bring your entry
to The Ubyssey, SUB 241K
by Monday at 10pm. Winners
will be notified on Wednesday. Include your name and a
phone number at which you
can be reached on Wednesday.
Intimacy in the 90's
January 29-31
Displays in SUB
|Concourse sponsored
by Student Health.
Jan. 30 12:30:Open
Forum in the
conversation pit on
Ethics and
Jan. 31 12:30: Panel
discussion on Living
for "Colin's
Smile Campaign" to
raise money
for bone-marrow transplant and research.
Sunday, January 26
Donations gladly
accepted at the Super
Bowl Party in the SUB
Free Admission
January 24,1992 Super Bowl Preview
By Charles Nho
It's the afternoon of Sunday
January 26 and the clock on the
wall indicates it's about to turn
3pm. You've had it with studying
and doing homework so what's a
sports fan to do? You could hurry
over to the SUB ballroom and
watch the Super Bowl on their
giant screen TV.
Representing the NFC and
owners of an impressive 14-2 record
are the Washington Redskins. The
AFC is well showcased in the form
of a no-huddle offensive machine
called the Buffalo Bills. A comparison of each team's component
parts follows:
Quarterback* Bills' Jim
Kelly is back for the second year in
a row. Washington's Mark Rypien
is coming off his best season. Edge
to the Bills on experience.
Running Back* Thurmon
Thomas led the NFL in all-purpose
yards for the third straight year.
Skins rotate veteran Earnest
Byner, rookie Ricky Ervins and
goal-line back Gerald Riggs. Their
huge and experienced offensive line
gives them the edge.
Wide Receiver* Bills have
the long threat (Lofton), the inside
receiver (Reed), and some speed
(Beebe). However, the three
Redskin receivers can do it all,
plus they have surer hands. Edge
Tight End* Keith McKeller
is a good receiver but only a moderate blocker. Washington uses
their ends to enhance their running game and not to catch balls.
Toss up.
Kicker* Scott Norwood was
getting a little bit cocky after
making some pressure kicks
against Kansas City. He booted
the winning field goal wide in last
year's Super Bowl and thought he
could mock the Chiefs' tomahawk
chop. Chip Lohmiller is the game's
most productive, accurate, and
consistent kicker. Wide edge
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are won and lost at this position.
Bruce Smith is not 100 percent
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This week hi vanity sports-
Basketball (men and women)
Fri., Sat, Jan. 24, 25
W) 6 pm,M) 7:45 pm
War Memorial Gym
Men's Field Hockey
Sat, Jan. 25, 2 pm
UBC vs. West Van FHC
Warren Field
Fri., Sat, Jan. 24, 25
UBC at Brandon Bobcats
Brandon, Manitoba
Volleyball (Men and Women)
Fri., Sat, Jan. 24, 25
UBC at Saskatchewan Huskies
Swimming (Men and Women)
Fri ..Jan. 24
UBC at U of Puget Sound
(dual meet)
Tacoma, Wash.
Track and Field
Sun., Jan. 26
UBC at Husky Invitational
Seattle, Wash.
and big Jeff Wright is sure to get
double-teamed. The Skins have All-
Madden Team end Charles Mann
along with less-publicized but solid
Linebacker* Cornelius
Bennett played so well the last
half of the season. He stuffs the
run better than any linebacker in
the league right now. And more
often than not, quarterbacks feel
the full impact of Darryl Taney's
sacks. The Skins corps, while solid,
has only one star-former Chicago
Bear Wilbur Marshall. Edge Buffalo.
Defensive Back* Leonard
Smith is the Bills' leader in a secondary with no outstanding athletes. Perhaps they should use this
year's draft to pick up an intimida-
tor (Ken Swilling of Georgia Tech
if he is available). The job of defending Andre Reed will be Darryl
Green's. He wasburnedby Michael
Irvin against Dallas and will rely
on safety help this Sunday. Another toss up.
Super bowl Benefit Party
The SUB Ballroom will be the
scene of a Superbowl party this
Sunday and it will feature a very
big "big screen."
The game will be shown on a
14-foot high screen and while admission is free, organizers are also
hoping to raise funds for "Colin's
Smile Campaign."
The campaign was set up to
raise funds for bone marrow
transplant research after four-
year-old Colin Beechinor, a UBC
daycare child, was diagnosed with
a form of leukemia curable only
through abone marrowtransplant.
A donor with a matching marrow type has since been found, but
Beechinor's parents need additional funds to help pay for the
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Evening Polls
Monday, January 27,1992
4:00pm to 7:00pm
(Board of Governors Election Only)
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
Sedgewick Library
(Subject to students being mailable to run these polling stations.)
Daytime Polls
Monday through Wednesday, January 27-29,1992
9:30am to 4:00pm
Henry Angus
CJE.M£. Building
Computer Science
Hebb Theatre
Sedgewick Library
Woodward/I .R.C. Lobby
V.G.H. (Wed rally 9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
(Subject to students being available to run these polling stations.)
(Two to be elected)
Gary H. K. Chan (Fourth Year Engineering)
Jaret F. Clay (Fourth Year Science)
Wendy King (First Year Law)
Tim Lo (Firth Year Unclassified)
Derek K. Miller (Dip. Prog, in Applied Creative Non-Fiction)
(One to be elected)
Michael Fuoss (Second Year)
Tina Louie (Second Year)
(Voting will take place in the Henry Angus Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Amin Janmohamed (Second Year)
Emile Woo (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Woodward IR.C. Lobby only.)
(One to be elected)
Dennis ChowfThird Year)
Christopher Sing (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Chemistry Building,
Hebb Theatre and Wesbrook)
(It should be noted that any allegation or irregularities with these elections
must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 48 hours ofthe close of
polling (exclusive of weekends or public holidays) and must include the
signatures of at least three students eligible to vote.)
January 24,1992
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by Paul Dayson
AIDS has become a reality in
our world. To some extent, we all
live with its reality. Some live with
it daily.
A panel entitled "Living with
HIV/AIDS"is being presented next
Friday at 12:30 by UBC Student
Health as part of a preventative
education programme. One woman
and two men who are living with
HIV or AIDS will be participating.
Barry Bugway, one of the
panelists, said, "It is a problem
which has invaded [the student's]
world and it is going to get worse
before it gets better."
The largest number of new
cases of HIV and AIDS are heterosexuals between the ages of 14
and 25. Students at universities
are among the highest risk populations because of a lack of prevention.
The gayandintravenous drug-
user populations, traditionally at
risk, have changed their
behaviours and the incidence of
new HIV and AIDS cases has now
levelled off.
"There is going to be a population whoisinfectedby the disease
and there is also going to be a
population that is affected,"
Bugway said. "They are going to
know someone who is HIV positive."
Student Health nurse Margaret Johnson said, "Right now there
isn't a health unit in the province
that doesn't have someone they
are looking after who is HIV positive."
United Church Chaplain Brad
Newcombe, the panel's moderator,
said, "One of the most valuable
learning experiences is to hear first
hand from people living with HIV/
AIDS. They are the real experts,
and they too once said It can never
happen to me.™
Johnson said, "The panel will
let people know that this impacts
on everyone."
"[People with AIDS] leave a
very powerful impression because
they speak so honestly of their
struggle," Newcombe said. They
must struggle to overcome prejudice, balance their lives between
fear and hope and the day to day
economics to simplymakealiving."
This is reflected in the panel's
focus, "Living with HIV/AIDS."
"Increasingly, AIDS is becoming a manageable disease and
Bud Kanke, CA: President, Kanke Seafood Restaurant Ltd.
The restaurant business for many is an expensive
lesson in risk management. Not so for Bud Kanke.
in 1971. with a $900 savings balance, Bud and several
partners gave Vancouver diners the city's first upmarket
seafood experience. The Cannery.
Mulvaney's followed in 1975. Seafood with a dash
of Southern spice. Viva in 1979. A classic supper club. In
1984, The Ninth Ave. Fishmarket. Then Joe Fortes, in
1985. Seafood downtown style.
The menu grows. And now Kanke Seafood Restaurant Ltd., with some 300 employees, reels in annual
sales of nearly $ 10 million.
Along the way, Bud Kanke has earned
the deserved reputation of a man with the skills
to transform the most modest opportunities into
prize catches.
He credits his CA for providing him the base to
develop his entrepreneurial strengths. "It gives me discipline ... going by instinct is one thing, but there's merit
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said Newcombe, "But, it is still a
terminal illness."
"The only prevention is education and responsibility," he said.
need not
by Paul Dayson
"Intimacy in the 90s: Reality,
risk and responsibility" is an educational programme focusing on
healthy relationships and bodies
which will be held in the SUB late
next week.
The events, being organized by
UBC Student Health, include an
open forum on "Ethics and Relationships" modelled after the Hate
Hurts discussions of the past two
years. The forum will take place in
the SUB Conversation Pit next
Thursday at 12:30, and a three
person panel on "Living with HIV/
AIDS" will be held on Friday.
Margaret Johnson, Student
Health nurse, sai d, "From a physical
health perspective, Fm trying to
increase the knowledge of matters
of birth control and sexually
transmitted diseases so that [students] can make informed choices
that will allow them to be healthy."
Besides Student Health, other
on-campus organizations and some
off-campus groups are working together on the programme, including: Student Counselling, the
Sexual Harassment Policy Office,
the Women Students' Office, Campus Ministries, AIDS Vancouver,
Planned Parenthood, and the
Vancouver Persons with AIDS
"I invited other student services to participate to let students
know there are places they can get
help in having a successful intimate
relationship," Johnson said.
"rm hoping to achieve greater
awareness that there is more to
intimacy than sex—there is caring
and having respect for each other,
and that involves honesty and
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