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The Ubyssey Nov 5, 1991

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Array the Ubyssey
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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, November 5,1991
Vol 74, No 18
Aiming for quorum: an AMS referendum in
progress. UBC students exercise their
"democratic right" at the 'Votemobile" near
Sedgewick library.
Students debate new
residence proposal
by Karlyn Koh
Representatives from student
residences are opposing a campus
housing committee recommendation that would guarantee space
for international students.
UBCresidence administration
released a recommendation for the
1992/93 Winter Session last week.
The students'main grievances
are two points of the recommendation which state all newly admitted international undergraduate students to UBC, and all international graduate students who
are recipients of graduate awards
should be guaranteed a housing
Eli Martin, the vice-president
of the Gage Community Council
(GCC), said the proposals are in
line with one of the objectives of
the president's office, which is to
increase the percentage of international students.
"Using housing as a drawing
card for international and outstanding students is the wrong
approach," Martin said. "It is the
wrong philosophy to take because
the university should serve BC and
Canadian students."
Martin said there is already a
shortage in student housing.
"Last year, for every spot at
the student residences there were
two applicants," he said.
Totem Park Residents Association external vice-president Ron
Klopfer agreed.
"What it comes down to is that
UBC is an institution funded by
the Canadian government, and
Canadian students, including
AMS pizza plans delayed
by Paul Dayson
The university administration is stalling the plans for a new
AMS-operated pizza outlet in
SUB, according to the student
The proposed pizza outlet, to
be located in the old Travel Cuts
space in SUB was received with "a
very broad no" at the first meeting
between the university and the
AMS last week, according to AMS
director of administration Martin
The administration has raised
concerns related to Code and Bylaws, such as possible congestion
from line-ups and adequate ventilation that could violate BC's
building codes and conflict with
the Subway cafeteria operated by
UBC Food Services.
But Ertl believes that the
university is simply afraid of competition.
"They are throwing up all
these obstacles and they are hoping that one of these arguments
will allow them to say 'no',* he
"Right now they are stalling,"
Ertl said. "That's always their
tactic; stall until exams, stall until the new executive comes in and
hope that it gets dropped."
Ertl believes the administra
tion is causing a delay because it
wants Food Services to have as
much of a monopoly as possible.
Food Services director Christine Samson said, "The location is
a problem. Lines from the pizza
outlet could obstruct the entrance
into Subway from the concourse."
Vice-president of administration and finances Bruce
Gellatly also felt that the line-ups
might block the corridor in and
out of Subway, violating fire regulations.
Samson said she is concerned
that the AMS takes on only the
serving of high profit items.
"Subway tries to offer a selection and in order to be profitable
you can't have all losing items,"
she said.
Gellatly questioned whether
there was a need for more food
"Ultimately, the students
have to pay to support them," he
Ertl said, "There is a latent
demand for more food outlets.
That the AMS's pizza place is going to put Subway out of business
is ridiculous."
Under the 1968 lease agreement, the university is responsible for the payment of heating,
lighting and janitorial costs for
the SUB building. The pizza outlet addition would result in increased costs to the university and
add to the strain on SUB's air
circulation system.
The administration feels another food outlet with more ovens
might cause the SUB to fall below
code standards for ventilation.
Samson said, "The mechanical systems seem inadequate,
causingproblems with ventilation
and air circulation in the [food
services] central kitchen."
Yet associate director of Facility Services Robert Orth said
Campus Planning has not looked
at the proposal with regard to
"The policies require that we
do not look at the proposal until
the administration has approved
it [in principle]," he said.
If that is done, Orth said, "Everything can be made to meet code.
It's just a matter of expense."
Ertl said that the AMS is prepared to meet any changes to SUB
required by the building code.
"The university doesn't give
students enough credit. The AMS
has a designer on staff, has an
architect look over its plans and
now, because of campus planning,
code consultants will look over
the plans," he said.
residents of BC and the Greater
Vancouver Regional District,
should be given placesinresidences
first," he said.
Hace Vanier Residents Association president Sebastiano
Frontenddu said the students are
not opposed to the presence of international students in residences.
"Each council is adamantly
opposed to giving priority to international students, but is not
opposing an international image
at UBC so long as we are not taking away vital resources from Canadian students," Frontenddu
Hao Li, a chemistry PhD student from China, said the proposal
is encouraging.
"It is a good idea to give the
international students the opportunity if it's their first time in
Canada. They don't have friends
and ifs really hard for them to
start in a new environment," he
A. Tse, an international student and resident at Gage, said
international students should have
"They don't have a place to
live in right from the start," she
said. "There are students from all
parts of the world at UBC, like
Asia, Europe and Africa,and not
just from BC. The housing policy
should reflect this."
The student councils are also
concerned about guaranteed space
for Major Entrance scholars and
"outstanding" students. Tim
OTallon, president of GCC, wrote
up a response to this housing proposal and wants this clause withdrawn.
OTallon wrote in a leaflet
"(UBC president David) Strangway
is trying to recruit the 'Intellectu
ally Superior' to UBC, and the only
way hecanisby guaranteeing these
'special people' a place to live. If
you add up these 'outstanding
students' and international undergraduate and graduate students, is there going to be any
room for those students at UBC
who live in this province?"
Robert Frampton, an assi stant
director of the Residence Administration involved in drawing up
the proposal, said nothing has been
"None ofthe recommendations
has been implemented. We are
asking the various studentcouncils
for their input," Frampton said.
The existing guarantee for
scholars and "outstanding" students is beneficial to BC students,
he said. "The majority of the students accepted under this provision
for 1991 are BC students."
Thereportis based on requests
and input from several groups like
the president's office, International
House and the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. The housing committee
will now look at feedback from
students, the implications of the
proposal and study the number of
applicants to UBC for the next
"The committee has to review
students' responses and consolidate the opinions of the various
parties," Frampton said.
The student representatives
are integrating the feedback and
voicing their opposition to the administration, as a decision is to be
made in mid-November.
"We are trying to contact the
MLA, and the yet-to-be- appointed
minister of education, and are going to release statements through
the AMS and the media," Martin
Carleton security
enters centre illegally
iTniversity security illegally
entered the lesbian, gay and
bisexual student centre following a complaint about
AIDS awareness posters in
the office.
Rick Percival, public relations officer for Carleton
security, said officers investigated the centre over the
weekend of Oct. 20 for "possibly offensive material," and
photographed posters on the
Security officers have a
key to the centre but they
are not supposed to enter
without the authorization of
the student council or the
building manager.
Officers didn't need permission to enter because the
centre door was unlocked,
Percival said. Staff were not
present during the investigation, he added.
But according to centre
volunteer Michael Dawbar,
security officers must have
entered the office by using a
master key, because staff
locked it.
"Carleton security is undermining AIDS awareness
with this kind of action," he
said. These messages convey
safe sex, that is their purpose.
They certainly are not pornography."
"The supposed offensive
materials are nothing more
than AIDS awareness posters that are available
throughout the city," he said.
"It's ironic that we are not
being harassed by students,
but by security."
The peer counselling
centre at Carleton has the
same posters on its walls.
Percival said the centre
was not investigated because
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McGill lacks official policy on AIDS,
HIV discrimination and awareness
by Jon Desbarats
University is not interested in developing an official AIDS policy,
say members of a campus task
force on AIDS.
"Ifs hypocritical to have an
AIDS research centre, obtaining
millions of dollars per annum in
research money, and not have any
policy for yourself," said Robert
Head, president and founder of
Lesbian and Gay Employees of
A preliminary report presented last year to the administration has received no affirmative
response from the university, said
The report raises questions on
issues such as HIV-related discrimination involving faculty and
But some members of the
McGill administration believe an
official policy is not even necessary
for dealing with discrimination
"In a case of discrimination
we would react appropriately. I
don't feel there is any reason for an
official policy," said Jaques Sztuke,
assistant director of staff relations
at McGill.
Margaret Somerville, director
of McGill's Centre on Medicine,
Ethics, and Law said she has not
heard of any case of discrimination
so far.
"I have not had any case
brought to me where there have
been allegations of wrongful treatment," she said.
The report was completed by
the McGill Community AIDS Task
Force (MCATF), consisting of student and faculty associations. The
report suggested the administration hire a "university resource
person that students and faculty
could refer to in confidence" on
HIV-related issues. It also recommended a fund be created to increase AIDS-HTV awareness on
But Somerville objects to AIDS
being given special status over
other diseases.
"Treating AIDS differently
sets a precedent that allows you to
treat certain diseases worse than
others, "said Somerville. "We don't
have a policy for heart attacks and
The MCATF was founded in
the fall of 1990 with the intention
of investigating conditions for
AIDS patients in the McGill community.
MCATF also recommended an
official policy to ensure the anonymity of patients, to provide
counselling services, and make
provisions for the harassment of
HIV patients.
Somerville did not seem con
cerned that other universities in
the city, such as Concordia, have
adopted official AIDS policies.
Head said the administration
is short on ethical behaviour as
well as an official AIDS policy.
"They don't have a moral or ethical
fiber in their administrative body,"
he said.
Members of the MCATF include representatives from the
Students' Society and the Post-
Graduate Students' Society.
Former administration member
George Homsy acted as an "observer" in the MCATFs investigation.
Ontario mid-wife regulations anger Native women
by Clive Thompson
TORONTO (CUP) — The Ontario
government's proposal to regulate
midwifery is alarming Native
midwives, who say the plan will
erode their control over a cornerstone of Native culture.
The province is developing
legislation to make midwifery a
certified, self-regulatingprofession
taught at a university.
Government officials say the
legislation will give women an alternative to standard hospital birth
and ensure health standards are
met. Once the Midwifery Act is
passed, any uncertified midwives
can be criminally charged for delivering babies.
But some Native midwives
oppose the legislation, saying they
do not want to be forced to play by
the medical establishment's rules
and standards.
"In our culture, birth is a
spiritual eventinvolvingthe whole
family," said Carol Terry, an
Ojibway woman who has had two
children delivered at home by
midwives. "It can't just leave our
control. Someone once joked that
ifs the idea that maybe if we're
born right maybe well get it all
Terry is a member of Equay-
Wuk, an organization of 33 Ontario
Native women's groups that has
demanded the government exempt
Native midwives from the legislation.
The proposed health standards could be stiff enough to
criminalize Native midwives'
practices inisolatedregions, where
there isn't a backup hospital
nearby, said Jesse Russell, a Metis
woman and policy analyst on Native issues for the government.
"If the Ontario government
sets standards that say you have
to have running water, that would
eliminate the midwives at those
[isolated] reserves."
Native women are also concerned about the difficulty of
transportation and access to the
teaching programme from the reserves.
The government is consulting
Native midwives, but has not decided how Native concerns will be
addressed in the Midwifery Act,
said Helen MacDonald, midwifery
co-ordinator for Ontario's Ministry of Health. The legislation will
likely take effect in late 1992.
One ofthe main bones of contention over the certification of
midwives is safety standards of
home births. The government body
developing the Midwifery Act is
supporting home birth.
Though Native midwives say
it's perfectly safe in low-risk
births—the majority of cases—
some doctors say midwives should
only be allowed to practice in a
hospital setting.
"I think our society has always
supported midwives, but only as
part of an integrated medical
team," said Dr. Andre Lalonde,
executive vice-president of the
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
Lalonde saidprovi ding greater
access to home birth will result in
more infant deaths, particularly
in isolated areas.
"You don't find one per cent of
the doctors willing to do home birth
even though they could do it. Thaf s
got to tell you something."
However, it is the very isolation of many reserves that makes
it essential to allow home birth,
said Iroquois midwife Katsi Cook.
Too many women are being forced
to leave their families—traditionally present during birth—and go
to hospitals because they're not
given an option, she said.
"Empowering the family is
what midwifery is all about, and
that's what makes it so appealing
to Native people, who've been
disempowered by every white institution in the land."
Cook—who has delivered
about 60 babies herself—supports
the idea of training Native mid-
wives in mainstream medical
practice, but insists that they must
also be instructed in the cultural
side ofthe practice,
"There are quite a few peculiarities in Native birth rituals.
Ifs far more than just a physical
Currently, there are roughly
60 practicing midwives in Ontario,
according to the Ministry of Health.
There is no official estimate ofthe
number of Native midwives.
Canadians looking for entrenchment
of social justice and programmes
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by Dawn Mitchell
HALIFAX (CUP)—As mistrust of
the Mulroney government grows
and its commitment to social
programmes wanes, Canadians are
looking for ways to entrench social
justice in the constitution.
"I think we are in a severe,
severe crisis," said Alexa
McDonough, Nova Scotia leader of
the New Democratic Party. "And
in order to hang on to what Canada
means, and to be able to carve out
any kind of future for ourselves,
we have to see something worth
fighting for. A social charter is one
of the important ways of doing
McDonough said the recent
study of Canada's competitiveness
by Harvard business professor
Michael Porter might spur Canadians into action.
The report suggests the government examine how the
country's social programmes restrict its economic well-being.
"Michael Porter's frame of
reference is not what is standing
in the way of Canadian maximizing human potential, educational
opportunities, and social actualization," said McDonough. "His
terms of reference are what obstacles are standing in the way of
multi-national forces and how to
strike them down."
"Ifs scary, but almost welcome
because it is so crass and so crude
people might sort out more clearly
what is happening here," she said.
Ontario premier Bob Rae—
the main political advocate of a
social charter—sees it as a way to
halt the erosion of national standards and the federal government's
commitment to social programmes.
A discussion paper issued by
his government outlined instances
ofthe federal governmenfs indifference, from the decline of Established Programs Financing—
which funds provincial health care
and education—to the overall lack
of innovations in social
"Canadians are aware that the
constitutional negotiations in-
cluded proposals which couldbring
about a further decentralization to
the federation," states the report.
"Whi le many people are not necessarily opposed to changes in the
distribution of powers between
governments, many do not want to
see their social programmes becoming less national."
The entrenchment of a social
charter would affect some people
on a more fundamental level.
"For the clients I work with
if s a matter oflife and death," said
Vince Calderhead, legal aid lawyer with the Metro Community
Law Clinic in Halifax.
"Without basic values enshrined, all other rights are shallow and meaningless," he said.
These values include the right to
adequate shelter, clothing, food,
education, and health care, he
"There are many protections
for people charged under the
criminal law such as the right to
bail and restrictions on improper
search and seizure," he said. "In
the more fundamental areas oflife,
rights shouldbe enshrined as well."
Lars Osberg, an economics
professor at Dalhousie University
said a charter could be interpreted
solely by the courts, Parliament,
or some type of tribunal system.
Osberg said a combination of
a commission and courts, and individual government policies would
be the most efficient and flexible.
"I would look to a tribunal or
court to findings of facts on infringements and leave it up to the
governments to come up with
(corrective) policies," he said.
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Michael SubasicandMika Maniwa spent a month in Guatemala this summer in support ofthe country's
National Association of University Students (AEU).
by Michael Subaslc
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reprinted from The Peak
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"Four of you will die."
The threat to the office of
Guatemala's National Association
of University Students (AEU) was
no crank call.
Two weeks later, on August
25, two architecture students from
the University of San Carlos were
shot dead in Guatemala City.
Twenty-four-year-old Erick
Callejas and Marlon Scott, 22, died
from multiple bullet wounds. Each
had been shotin the head, the "tiro
de gracia" usually indicative of a
political assassination by a right-
wing death squad.
Callejas and Scott were not
deeply involved in the student association. Student leaders at the
university said the murders fit a
familiar pattern of repression.
"Instead of targeting leaders,
they want to discourage other
people from getting involved," one
Numerous billboards and radio ads proclaim the commitment
of the new civilian government to
lasting peace and praise the army's
dedication to the people. But repression in Guatemala is escalating as negotiations to end 30 years
of civil war continue.
This is a country where
teaching basic literacy to landless
peasants is evidence of being a
"communist subversive."
Since the inauguration of a
new president last January,
human rights organizations in the
country have reported more than
500 disappearances and 140 political assassinations. At least three
people are killed or kidnapped every day, an alarming increase over
previous years.
Over the past 10 years, none
of the 40,000 political disappearances in Guatemala have had a
credible investigation leading to
conviction. The police have been
heavily implicated in human rights
abuses in the past, and the military command continues to enjoy
complete impunity..
Students are among the targets ofthe terror campaign.
Earlier in the summer, 80
students were forced into the army
against their will and sent to barracks in conflict zones despite laws
exempting students from military
service. Most were not allowed to
inform their families where they
The worsening situation reminds many ofthe summer of 1989,
when 13 students—most of the
AEU executive—"disappeared."
Five of their tortured bodies were
found in a
ravine outside the campus.
That tragedy decimated the
student movement and led to two
students travelling to Geneva to
testify at the UN Human Rights
Commission on abuses in Guatemala.
Shortly after returning home,
blue-uniformed police visited the
homes of Otto Perralta and Carmen
Reyna and interrogated their
families about their trip to Geneva.
Reyna has since fled to Costa Rica.
During the month our student
delegation was in Guatemala, we
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Otto Perralta and some other
students were followed as they left
a fast food stand on their way to
meet with us. The driver of a sports
car with darkened windows	
and foreign plates rolled
down his window and said,
"That's the son of a bitch."
He was holding a gun and
later followed them to our
That same week, high
school student leader
Oswaldo Godoy barely escaped an attempted kidnapping by men in plain
clothes. He had been active     	
in secondary school student
protests about the poor state ofthe
education system and lack of water in public schools. He later
gained entry to Canada as a refugee.
But despite these acts of intimidation, students have stepped
up their efforts.
On August 9, they blocked the
major highway outside the public
university for more than an hour
in sympathy with a march of citizen groups in another part of the
city. Clutching megaphones, students called for an end to forced
recruitment by the army. They also
protested a proposed 47 per cent
hike in electricity bills, and the use
The worsening situation reminds many of the summer of
1989, when 13 students—most
of the AEU executive—"disappeared." Five of their tortured
bodies were found in a ravine
outside the campus.
of terror tactics.
During the weekend of the
Callejas and Scott murders, the
AEU held its first national conference for peace. The conference was
held to formulate a statement on
behalf of students for the next
round of talks, which will ijiclude
the popular movement, made up of
citizen groups like the AEU.
Three hundred students from
all over the country discussed the
political situation, agreed "peace
is more than the silence of the
rifles" and society must be
changed to stop the causes of war.
And with on-going negotiations between the government, the
— army and the guerrillas, the
strong popular movement
and international pressure,
there is a potential for lasting change in Guatemala.
But members from every
student association pointed
to the gross social injustices
they must address: two per
cent ofthe people own 70 per
cent of the arable land, 54
per cent of the population
lives in extreme poverty
(most of these are indigenous
peasants), and there is a 60 per
cent illiteracy rate. To top it all
off, there has been a recent outbreak of cholera.
At every event that weekend,
the names ofthe 13 students who
disappeared in 1989 were read
aloud. After each name, the
massed students responded,
"Present in the struggle!"
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AIDS: Ethics, drugs and the bottom line
Pharmaceutical companies are
forcing people to become guinea pigs if
they want access to experimental drugs,
AIDS activists say.
"People are entering these [drug]
trials because they see it as their only
opportunity to get treatment. It's pretty
scary," says Brent Patterson, a researcher with the Community AIDS
Treatment Information Exchange in
"They're not told, "Look, these are your
options for getting new treatments.' They're
told they'll have to go into a trial."
Companies are now paying for most
clinical trials in Canada, which test experimental new drugs on people with AIDS or
HIV, the virus linked to the disease. In
these tests, half the people get the new drug,
and half get a placebo or an older, known
drug such as AZT. The test is known as a
double-blind, with neither doctor nor patient knowing who is getting what.
The companies often refuse to produce
the experimental drug for anyone other
than those in the trial—claiming it's too
expensive—and their concern is the bottom
line, not the welfare of people with AIDS or
HIV, says Patterson.
"They're mixing re search and treatment
in a totally unethical way."
Arn Shielder,
an HIV-positive
Vancouver man,
entered a clinical
trial this spring
testing the experimental drug ddl against
AZT, the drug currently prescribed for AIDS/
HIV. As a drug ddl is less toxic than AZT,
which can have severe side effects, including cancer.
"I really wanted to go off AZT because it
was really affecting me badly," he says.
"They told me the only way was to get it
(ddl) through a trial."
But people in dire need of treatment
who take part in trials also risk getting a
placebo instead ofthe new drug. Or, as in
Shielder's case, they risk getting AZT—a
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drug they've already tried and found ineffective.
Shielder says some people who enter
trials don't realize it isn't treatment because they're given little information, particularly if they don't live in cities with
support organizations.
"A lot of people
went into [the trial]
expecting that they
would get ddl.
When you're locked
up in some small town, all you know is
there's these drugs coming in from the city."
The trials are also usually too long,
putting patients in even more danger if
they're not getting an effective drug,
Patterson says. The AZT/ddl trial now underway—funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Company—lasts two years, with half the
patients on AZT andhalf on the experimental
drug ddl.
"Two years is just too damn long, especially in AIDS research, where the focus
can change in two months," Patterson says.
Some patients can develop an immunity to
AZT after only six months, he adds.
AIDS activists say this type of research
is unethical because it violates peoples'
"catastrophic rights"—their right to get
whatever drug they think can help them,
even if it is not fully tested and legally
approved for use.
"[The trial] isn't being done for my
health, it's being done for their research,"
Shielder says.
But companies and researchers claim
it's too expensive to produce an experimental
drug for general use until it's been tested
and approved for sale. They claim it is only
financially possible to produce small quantities for research purposes—which means
drugs only for those who enter clinical trials.
"You don't start making the drug by the
carload until you're pretty far down the
road," says Dr. Don Zarowny, the senior
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tific affairs for Bristol-Meyers Squibb,
agrees, although he said he could not put a
figure how much the company was spending
on drugs for clinical trials.
"It's very expensive," he says.
Patterson feels the companies refuse to
produce more drugs because they are more
interested in researching profitable drugs
than they are concerned about widespread
health care.
"Ifs an entirely profit-driven thing, the
human element is totally removed."
Shielder ran into the problem of drug
access when he found the drug he was getting in the trial was not working. He wanted
to try a newer experimental drug called
BRG, but doctors toldhim it wasn't available.
"I wanted to try it, they just said no. But
if my [T-cell] count drops any lower, there
won't be anything left to try."
Even though Canada has an emergency
drug plan that approves untested drugs for
people who do not respond to ordinary treatments, the plan does not cover the cost of
producing the drug. Though the federal
government spends $3 million a year on the
HIV Trials Network, the trials themselves
each cost about $1 million per year to run,
Zarowny says—a cost paid by the pharmaceutical companies.
This gives companies ultimate control
over what experimental drugs are available.
And activists say companies are using this
control to force people into trials.
George Smith, also a CATIE member,
points out that far more people with AIDS
or HIV are going into clinical trials than
people with other diseases.
The number of people in clinical trials
for cancer is about seven per cent. [Drug
companies and researchers] want 100 per
cent of all people with AIDS'HIV to be in
clinical trials," Smith says.
Currently, 17 per cent of the 5,308
Canadians reported to have AIDS/HIV are
involved in the 13 clinical trials being run
across the country.
Activists are demanding thatthe federal
government require that every clinical trial
have a fully funded "compassionate arm,"
'The number of people in clinical trials for
cancer is about seven per cent. [Drug companies] want 100 per cent of all people with
AIDS/HIV to be clinical trials."
which would guarantee people access to the
experimental drug if they didn't want to
participate in the trial.
Many trials don't have a compassionate arm because the company will not pay to
produce the drug, Smith says.
And the arms that do exist are limited
to people who meet stringent entry criteria.
In the AZT/ddl trial, for example, the
participants'immune systems must be severely depleted—or they must be intolerant
of AZT—before they are allowed into the
arm. In the Toronto section ofthe test, only
two of a group of 30 have been put on the
compassionate arm.
"It's not an open arm at all," Smith
says. "You can't get into the arm unless
you've already tried the trial. You can't just
opt for the drug."
Companies and researchers also fear
that if they did provide wide-open arms,
every participant would opt for the arm,
leaving no one in the clinical trial.
"If you do that, you could have no one
come forward for the test," said Zarowny. "I
don't think the experience of the compassionate arm is enough yet that we can really
make a conclusion about that."
Most researchers i nsi st on double-blind
trials as the only way to gather accurate
data, arguing that people who know what
drug they're getting can influence the effect
ofthe drug, skewing the test results.
And even if they could afford to give
everyone new experimental drugs and
monitor them, it would not come up with
usable data because itwouldn't be organized
enough, says Miriam Bast, the researcher
running the Toronto section ofthe AZT/ddl
"We could treat all those people under a
compassionate arm, but what would we
learn? I can tell you that most ofthe stuff we
learn from compassionate arms is trash."
Researchers also often disagree with
activists about how far catastrophic rights
can go. As Zarowny said at a conference on
clinical trials in Toronto October 10, giving
untested drugs out freely goes against traditional medical ethics.
"Ill pretend I'm from industry. You can
say you want the compound. We say, We've
just tried it on 350 white rats and it killed
300 of them. We're not ready to give it to you
According to a Health and Welfare
study, only one ofthe 70 agents put forward
as possible AIDS therapies has reached
"demonstrated clinical effectiveness," and
several have been considered potentially
These arguments anger activists, who
say people with AIDS or HIV are just as
interested in doing research with clinical
trials, butonly if the drugisfreely available,
leaving them the choice of whether to par- •
"If people are given a choice, they will
volunteer," Smith says. "If the trial is conducted with input from them and there's an
adequate compassionate arm, the research
is in their best interests."
He points to the success of community-
based trials in Vancouver and Toronto as
examples of open-arm trials where volunteers still came forward. The Toronto trial
was developed in consultation with people
with AIDS and HIV, was of two months
duration, and drew over 150 volunteers.
Some researchers agree that
volunteerism is the only way to go. Phillip
Berger, a Toronto doctor who treats people
with AIDS and HIV, describes a scene at; a
conference on clinical trials in 1988.
"An HIV-positive man raised his fist in
the air and said, *We can stop any clinical
trial.' There's just no way any trial can work
without the cooperation of the patients."
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Carmen lacks passion
by Cheryl Niamath
FANS paid between $25
and $66 to see the
Vancouver Opera present the
opening of French composer
Georges Bizef s Carmen Saturday night. The performance was
a bit strange, sometimes
sending shivers down our backs
and other times sending us
drifting off into daydreams.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 2, 5, 7, 9,11
American Jeanne Piland
was Carmen exactly the way we
expected her to be, a sensual and
seductive gypsy whose first solo,
Habanera, raised goosebumps on
our arms.
BC resident Richard
Margison performed the role of
Don Jose, the army corporal who
falls fatally in love with Carmen.
His solos and his duets with
Piland were powerful and earned
him many "bravos," although he
didn't look much like the type of
man Carmen would die for.
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Escamillo, the bull fighter
who eventually wins Carmen's
love, was performed by Theodore
Baerg. Unfortunately, his voice
didn't carry very far past the
twentieth row and was drowned
out by the orchestra. The only
time we could really hear him
was when he sang the chorus of
Votre Toast (the Toreador Song).
Jean-Claude Maref s set was
huge but
simple, and
set off the
cast and
them (a
nice change
from The
opera was
sung in
on a small
above the
stage. The
when the
action got
but were
(sort of
like the
in a Shakespeare text). Some
people spent most of the three
and a half hours ofthe opera
with their heads permanently
tilted upwards.
The big problem with
Carmen, however, had to do with
Bizet composed Carmen in
the 1870s, based on a novel by
Prosper Merimee published 30
years earlier. In those days it
was definitely not okay for a
woman to have many different
lovers. It was not okay for a
woman to refuse a man's affections. It was not okay for a
woman to be free. Don Jose feels
perfectly justified in killing
Carmen when she tells him she
doesn't love him anymore and he
discovers she has another lover,
and Carmen just lets him do it.
Seeing an opera based on
moral principles which don't hold
true any more made belief in
what was taking place really
hard. We can only suspend our
disbelief when the characters
seem very real.
It was difficult to believe
that Piland's Carmen, who had
been so confident and brash in
earlier scenes, could approach
Don Jose and let him kill her
without putting up a fight.
Margison's Don Jose, experiencing his beloved mother's recenl:
death and then being spurned by
the woman he loved, was not
nearly distraught enough to
More tension between the
two characters earlier in the
performance would have made
the finale more believable. As it
was, we left feeling like they got
the wrong ending by mistake.
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Soccer birds capture Canada West
by Gerry Johnson
It came down to the wire, but
the UBC Thunderbirds won the
race for the Canada West soccer
title against the University of
Alberta Golden Bears over the
After outmuscling Alberta 2-0
on Friday the Thunderbirds solidified first place with a 4-0 win
against the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies in their last
league game on Saturday.
UBC striker Rob Reed was
simply outstanding, knocking in
four goals and assisting on the
other two over the two games.
As Canada West winners,
UBC will now head back to Queen's
University in Kingston, Ontario
for the 1991 CIAU National
Championships (November 7-10)
where they will attempt to win
their third consecutive national
title—a sixth title since 1984.
In a must-win situation
against Alberta, UBC put in their
most determined performance of
the year. While the Golden Bears
occasionally dominated midfield
with short incisive passing they
could not penetrate UBC's solid
rearguard of Eddie Cannon, Gary
Kern, Mark Watson, and Jamie
Gurniak. Thunderbird keeper Pat
Onstad had little to do all game.
After missing a few good
chances, Rob Reed finally put UBC
ahead just before the half. "Randy
[Celebrini] put in a great far-post
cross from the right, I went up to
challenge the keeper with a header,
he lost it and I put home the loose
ball," said Reed.
Ric Celebrini headed-in UBCs
second midway through the second
"It was a great ball from Jamie
[Gurniak] from the left wing,"
Celebrini said. "I wanted to get my
head to it before the keeper could.
The game was pretty intense so we
needed a good insurance goal."
Golden Bears coach Len
Vickery admitted that theirteam's
loss meant that Alberta had no
reasonable chance of catching UBC
for first place but added: "We're
quite disappointed with our
preparation. We've been snowed
in [in Alberta] for the past two
weeks so we haven't been able to
practice defending against high
balls, and both UBC goals were
from headers."
The next day UBC only needed
to tie Saskatchewan to secure
Canada West first place. In the
end, UBC came out 4-0 winners,
thanks to a quick hat-trick by Rob
Reed in the last 10 minutes.
Neil Wilkinson supplied the
ammunition from a free-kick and
two corners for Reed to head-in
twice and tap in a last minute
third from a Colin Pettingale
header. "I was in the right place at
the right time," said Reed of his
In the first half, UBC looked
set to repeat their previous 8-0
thrashing of Saskatchewan when
Randy Celebrini touched in a low
cross from Reed after only four
But the rather indecisive
Thunderbird attack could not
break down the Husky defence for
another 7 7 minutes, although Mike
Mosher and Ric Celebrini were
unlucky to shoot off the bar.
UBC Coach Dick Mosher put
his team's relatively half-cocked
win against Saskatchewan into
perspective: "Our team is
predictable...[once] we clinch the
title, ifs always difficult for us to
get up for the easy games. But this
wont affect our performance back
east [in the CIAU Championships].
"Many of our players are veterans of the CSL and Canadian
Olympic team and they know when
to hold back from getting injured.
When they have to win, as they
had to against Alberta, they can
play to win. When the chips are
down, no one is going to run us off
the field."
The UBC Thunderbirds finished their season 8-0-2 with a
staggering 37 goals for and only 3
against, extending their overall
CIAU/NAIA unbeaten streak to 42
games. The last time UBC lost a
CIAU/NAIA game was October 8,
1988 when they dropped a 5-1 decision to Victoria.
Despite these impressive statistics, Dick Mosher remained
conservative about his team's
chances going into the CIAU
Championships this weekend.
"We will probably have to beat
Laurentian (Ontario East) on Friday and McGill (Quebec) on Saturday to get to Sunday's Final. We're
ready and healthy for the [championships] but we're in a difficult
roundrobin. The first game against
Laurentian will be tough."
Bird Bits
• In other action, UBC Women
Thunderbirds tied Alberta 1-1
on Friday and finished off their
season on a winning note by
beating Saskatchewan 5-1, with
Carmie Vairo getting 2 goals.
• Reed won the Canada West;
scoring title with 13 goals over
the regular season.
It's all over for this
year's footbirds
Thunderbird Roger Hennig (top) tries to rundown Saskatchewan Huskie Dwayne Dmytryshyn
in football action Sunday. UBC running back Brad Yamaoka, meanwhile, finds himself in a pack
of Huskies. mike coury photo (top) ma chia-nien photo (bottom)
by Mark Nielsen
What looked certain to be a
spectacular Canada West football
victory for the UB C Thunderbirds
turned into a devastating 31-29
loss to the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies at
Thunderbird Stadium Saturday
With only 21 seconds left in
the game, Huskies slotback Mark
Olson found the endzone on a 25-
yard pass and ran play for the
touchdown that put
Saskatchewan into the Canada
West championship game and
abruptly ended UBC's season.
The touchdown capped an 88-
yard drive that the Huskies
squeezed into the last 1:41 ofthe
game, as quarterback Shane
Reider found long-time teammate
Olson three times with passes,
one of which was a third down
"I wouldn't call [Olson] the
preferred receiver, but he got open
a few times," Reider said. "This is
our seventh year of playing together—we played junior [football] together and this is our second year here so I know where
he's going all the time."
UBC had come back from a
21-7 half-time deficit—the rally
started with a 20-yard touchdown
pass from quarterback Vince
Danielsen to wide receiver Peter
Poka at 7:28 ofthe third quarter.
Tack on the conversion, and a
safety—scored when Mark
Nowotny punted the ball into the
endzone where Elmore Abraham
tackled the ball carrier—and UBC
was down 21-15 at the start ofthe
third quarter.
Following a 37-yard field goal
for Saskatchewan, Danielsen
marched the Thunderbirds 109
yards down the field before
throwing a 27-yard strike to
Nowotny for a touchdown to pull
UBC to within two points.
Then Thunderbird linebacker
Glen Roberts intercepted a Reider
pass on the first Saskatchewan
offensive play after Nowotny's
major and ran it to the Huskies
19-yard line. And on the next play,
Poka roped in a pass for the touchdown that, with the convert, put
UBC up 29-24 with 5:19 to play.
The ensuing Saskatchewan
drive   was   stopped   at   the
Thunderbirds' 49-yard line when
defensive back Matt Dawson batted down a third down pass from
Reider. But three plays later, the
Huskies got the ball again and
"Our biggest problem I guess
was that we just didn't get enough
pressure on the quarterback so he
could hit his receivers," said UBC
head coach Frank Smith. "And
then they converted on the third-
and-ten play—that was a key
The University of Manitoba
Bisons meanwhile outscored the
University of Calgary Dinosaurs
43-37 in another Canada West
game that day.
Had the Dinos won, the
Thunderbirds would have been out
of the playoffs regardless of how
they did against Saskatchewan.
But because Manitoba won, a UB C
victory over the Huskies would
have meant a berth in the Canada
West championship game in Winnipeg this Saturday.
"That just tells you how the
whole season has gone," Smith
Indeed, the setback was just
another in a series of late-game
collapses that have cursed the
Thunderbirds this season although their touchdown drought
"The offensive line gave me
some time to throw and we got
some big plays from our receivers,"
Danielsen said.
"That's what you need to put
some points on the board, and
during the season we just couldn't
punch the ball through.
"It's good to punch it in there,
butit doesn't mean anything when
you don't win."
Running back Brad Yamaoka
scored the other UBC touchdown,
on a one yard dive midway through
the second quarter. Overall, he
rushedfor 108 yards on26 carries.
Olson meanwhile caught 12
passes for 176 yards, both season
highs in Canada West play.
Reider, who replaced starting
pivot David Earl in the first
quarter, completed 20 of 35 attempts for 336 yards.
Danielsen, meanwhile, completed 13 of 26 passes for 250
yards while the Thunderbirds
generated423yards in net offence
compared to 418 for the Huskies.
November 5,1991
THE UBYS^EY/9 UBC Thunderbird goalie Gord Besse dives for the puck and the stick of Brandon Bobcat Garth Johnson.
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Delcourt brothers hockey
poses twin threat
UBC's ice birds sweep through Brandon
by Mark Nielsen
Grant and Gregg Delcourt
have a lot of things in common.
They're brothers, they both play
hockey and they both play for the
UBC Thunderbirds.
But when it comes to scoring
Grant, 25, has been decidedly more
productive since he has been playing for the Thunderbirds. Gregg,
22, is known more
as a grinder.
So it was hard
to tell which
Delcourt made the
bigger achievement
in the Thunderbirds 10-4 romp over
the Brandon University Bobcats,
Saturday night at
the Winter Centre.
f While Grant
tied the UBC record
for most points in a
career, which is 172,
Gregg scored four
goals, almost equalling his output for
all of last season.
"His stronger
assets in the game
are going out there and grinding
and moving the puck up and stuff,
but tonight he had a great game,"
Grant said of his sibling.
"Everybody wanted to touch
his mitts, to get the magic touch.
Usually we're bugging him about
having cement in his gloves, but
tonight he had the Midas touch."
Gregg, meanwhile, put it
down to a simple case of "puck
Fittingly, Grant's record-tying point was recorded when he
set up Gregg's fourth goal with
only 16 seconds to play. The goal
capped a night that coach Mike
Coflin    said   was   the   best
Grant Delcourt
Gregg Delcourt
Thunderbird performance of the
season. It was also the first time
this season that UBC earned back-
to-back wins, having edged the
Bobcats 5-4 the night before.
"I didn't think we played very
well least night in spite of our
win," Coflin said. "We didn't play
poorly, but tonight was probably
the first time all year that we
played [well for] 60 minutes."
After splitting powerplay
goals in the first period, UBC
jumped to a 5-2 lead by the end of
the second and the floodgates
opened in the third although only
35 shots were sent at the Brandon net.
Along with the
Delcourt brothers,
Thunderbird highlights included a pair
of shorthanded goals
from Bill Parkinson
and Dave Cannon
scored 44 seconds
apart while killing a
five minute major.
The Thunderbirds had a 4-2 lead
going into the third
period Saturday
night, but Brandon
scored twice, once
with a two-man advantage, to tie the
game. Mike Ikeda
scored the winner—
his second goal ofthe
game—at 16:23.
• The Thunderbirds travel to
Lethbridge University for a two-
game set this weekend, before
returning home to host the University of Alberta Golden Bears
the following weekend.
Bird Droppings
compiled by Andrew Martel
T-Bird finish second
in field hockey final
The University of Victoria
Vikettes defeated the UBC
Thunderbirds in a penalty shootout in the CIAU women's field
hockey championship game.
The T-Birds had been the
defending champions ofthe tournament held in Halifax over the
In the final, UBC gained an
early lead with a goal by Maggie
Watt in the 14th minute. However, seven minutes later, UVic's
Gillian Szamosi leveled the game.
At the end of over-time with
the scores still equal, UVic proved
too strong in the penalties, converting four to UBC's two, to run
out eventual winners.
Sam LeRiche of UBC was
named to the All-Canadian team.
Vikettes win West
Coast Classic
UBC's womens basketball
team placed third in the West
Coast Classic tournament held
at War Memorial Gym over the
The Thunderbirds lost 76-68
to the University of Manitoba,
who finished second in the tournament. The Victoria Vikettes
won the event by defeating the
McMaster Marauders 86-80 in a
close final game.
UBC's Lisa Nickie led the
scoring in the match against
Winnipeg, with 20 points and
along with Wendi Palmer was
named to the all-star team.
Victoria's Heather Bohez was
voted tournament MVP.
Husky Relay win
The UBC's mens swim team
caused a considerable upset on
the weekend by defeating the
University of Washington in the
Husky Relays held in Seattle.
It was the first ever loss for
the U of Washington since the
inception of the meet 25 years
Strong performances by Ron
Page, Turlaugh CHare, Kevin
Draxinger and Kevan Bates gave
rise to a final result of UBC 152
to U of Washington 150 points.
Thunderbirds host
Soviet volleyball
The Soviet volleyball team,
Sparta, will be visiting UBC on
Wednesday as part of a Canadian
The Thunderbirds will be
playing Sparta at Capilano College on November 5 and then
hosting them on the 6th.
The Soviets, as well as playing both other universities in
BC, will also conduct a coaching
clinic on November 5 at Capilano
In May this year the UBC
womens volleyball team visited
Moscow as part of a tour that
included the Soviet Union,
Sweden and Denmark.
Waterpolo women
tied for first
The UBC Thunderbirds
team won three of four matches
over the weekend to move into a
first place tie with the University
of Victoria in the Pacific West
Women's Waterpolo League.
The Thunderbirds beat
UVic 9-3, Simon Fraser University 12-1 and Seattle 10-5 but
lost 11-8 to the SFU Seniors.
The next tournament will
be in Victoria November 16-17.
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AIDS drug trials.
continued from pg 7
Forcing people into trials to
get treatment can actually endanger the quality of the research,
says Glen Brown, co-chair of AIDS
Action Now!. Patients might
"unblind" the trial by finding out
what drug they are on, and drop
out if they find they are getting the
placebo or known drug. Or they
might alter the results by trying
other forms of treatment on the
"An HIV-positive
man raised his
fist in the air and
said, 'We can
stop any clinical
" W e
can never
people for
going into
trials when
it can save
their lives,"
Brown says.
"But once
they're in
the trial
they aren't
bound    to
obey the rules ofthe trial.
"People should be in trials of
their own free will."
Shielder says many of the
people he knew in the AZT/ddl
trial were able to unblind the drug,
or were taking other forms of
treatment. "I question some ofthe
quality ofthe research thaf s going
A« **
While Bast appreciates the
ethical difficulties of conducting
trials, she says even her patients
realize that they are necessary and
cooperate fully.
"I have a patient that tells me,
If trials hadn't been done years
ago, we wouldn't have the standard of care we have now'.''
Though access to experimental drugs is still almost entirely in
the hands of pharmaceutical companies, AAN! and other groups
have had some success in starting
a discussion, Brown adds.
"There seems to be a bit more
dialogue between researchers and
patients," he
says. "But a lot
of that has come
because of political pressure.
I think we're going to have to
keep an activist
stance to ensure
this keeps up."
Shielder says
the current system of research
       has to change.
He dropped out
of the AZT/ddl trial after six
months, partly because he felt estranged from the whole trial process.
It was not the individual physicians involved in the trials he
has trouble with, but the overall
direction ofthe trials, and the confusion of treatment with research.
"The alienation isn't from the
researchers or the physicians, ifs
from the structure. It's set up
without any input or information
from the [patients].
"I felt a complete lack of care
about my health."
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November 5,1991 ►--4
African students
blast police
When staff of Los Angeles Police Force used excessive force in
arresting a "black" man, it became
top news across Canada and in the
United States. Quebec Police brutally murdered a black man with
the excuse of mistaken identity.
We hear of such things, and
we tend to think this kind of racist
behaviour will never happen in
our open-minded beautiful BC.
Wrong thought.
These barbaric attitudes were
exposed by some staff members of
Vancouver Police on the night of
Tuesday, October 8,1991 between
9:10 and 9:45pm and has slipped
by without comment. Two African
graduate students of UBC, Kuda
Ronald Mutama from Zimbabwe
and Cornelius Muojekwu from
Nigeria were driving on Burrard
street and were asked to stop by
the police, which they did, three
metres before Pender street. To
the shock of these unlucky students, Burrard street was sealed off
by more police officers and their
Pender street had also been
sealed off and the police had dogs
ready for any action. The whole
area was swarming with police
personnel and a huge crowd.
The police asked Cornelius to
lie flat on the ground, after which
one policeman kicked him hard
before handcuffing him. Kuda was
asked to turn about completely
before being brutally handcuffed.
All the while, there were police
guns being pointed at them. Mr.
Kuda Mutama then asked the police "What is this all about, would
you mind telling me?"
The police answered that they,
Kuda and Cornelius, had robbed a
pizza restaurant. Kuda asked
again, "What makes you think ifs
One police man answered, "We
believe thatthe two black men who
robbed the pizza place are you two
and you both match their description."
After searching their pockets
for their identification and thoroughly looking through the car they
were driving, the handcuffs were
removed and they were asked to
We would not like to suggest
that the police personnel who behaved this way on that fateful
Tuesday evening need psychiatric
help or retraining. On the other
hand, however, if their reasoning
' and decision makingis solely based
on "blackness" then they really do
need help and retraining.
Common sense seems to run
parallel with some police personnel when it has something to do
with "blackness" and crime. Suppose the suspects were white;
would they go after the next two
white men they meet on the street
because of their "whiteness"? What
is the point for the police to display
so much force, act so brutally towards unarmed young black UBC
graduate students? They did not
resist arrest, yet the police went
ahead to subject these young men
to a very aggressive and painful
treatment both physically and
Unlike the LA. police incidence, there were no video recording and no fatality as in the
Quebec incident. Probably that is
the reason why this has not yet hit
the headlines in Vancouver. Who
will guarantee the safety of blacks
in BC, if the police does not? Who is
the Vancouver police protecting
against whom? After checking the
identification, they were asked to
That's it—leave.
Reflect on it for a second. Were
these police only doing their duty?
We, on behalf of the African
students of UBC and the rest of
Canada, would like to express our
utter disgust and disillusionment
ofthe behaviour and attitude displayed by the Vancouver police.
It stinks.
Executive Committee
African Students Association
of UBC
Foran replies
I find it very interesting that
two out of three respondants to my
article on the choice movement are
men from the faculty of
Engineering,whose illustrious
history of misogynist rituals demonstrates a vested interest in controlling women. Also, very interesting that one of them writes that
his anti-choice beliefs comes from
god. God, of course is that guy who
had to prove his virility by making
a mother out of a teenager without
even touching her. What a stud.
I was fully aware, Rob
Swiniarski, that unscrupulous
readers might percieve a contradiction in Jackie Larkin's advising
against voting for Gordon
Wilson.There is no contradiction.
In a truly liberal society everyone
has absolute authority over issues
which pertain to no one but
oneself-this does not include the
right to encroach upon the same
right of others.This is said to be a
fundamental Right of Man.It has
never been nor is it, de facto, a
right of woman to have control
over her body. Thousands of women
who mediated their reproduction
with contraception and abortion in
the Middle Ages were accused of
witchcraft and murdered by
Christians. Now the slogan isn't
Trill a witch for Jesus' but 'save a
baby's right to life'. But the objectives of anti-choicers throughout
history are identical: control of
If the concern pro-lifers (am I
integral now?) claim to have for a
gob of protoplasm in the uterus of
women they'll never know were
proportionate for real people they
can know, they must be in constant
orgasms of ecstatic love. And if
love entails respect for somebody's
decisions, the pro-lifers would
change camps and lobby for
women's autonomy and right to
physical integrity.
Frances Foran
Ubyssey staffer
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THE UBYSSEY/13 Editorial
Dear fellow student,
Inside this editorial you will find a criticism of
the current AMS referendum.
This week you will be asked in one question to
vote on a $8.50 fee increase for four separate
proposals. These proposals—a joint AMS/UBC
Ombudsoffice, a Programs Department fee levy,
an AMS bursaries Fund fee levy, and a WUSC
refugee fund fee increase—are completely unrelated to each other.
You will also be asked to alter the mandate of
the $ 15 Capital Project Acquisition Fee (CPAC) to
include four projects not in the current CPAC
The council has decided "It is easier to explain
two referendums than five," and, "It's easier to get
students to vote yes if it is in a block." It was also
suggested that it would be easier to reach quorum
with only two questions.
Even though a motion to have the first referendum question split into four separate ones was
proposed, it failed with 16/17 vote margin.
Student council this year is interested in
getting the wheels of bureaucratic process moving. This is not democracy; council wants to get
things done under the guise of expediency, while
sacrificing the democratic principle that voted
them in.
You should not have to vote on a package deal.
In order to fully excercise your democratic powers, you should be given the choice to vote on each
proposal as a separate question. Any other method
undermines your voice.
Manipulating democracy and reducing choices
will not generate extra votes. And a package vote
will not solve student apathy, nor convince students their voting power will get things done.
Quorum will only be reached when you go out
and vote.
If you are concerned about this process, or
have any questions regarding the referendum, it
is your responsibility and right to address your
representative and or to call Jason Brett, AMS
President at 822-3972.
To exercise some power, however limited, is
better than excercising none at all. Look out for
the ballot boxes and VOTE.
The Ubyssey
November 5,1991
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the
Alma Mater Society ofthe University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the
sponsor. The editorial office is Rm. 241Kof the Student
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It is ■ little known fact that the mountain people of North Dakara, an
isolated section oflndia on the border with Bhutan, have discovered the fountain
of youth. Actually, Sharon Lindores and Sam Green, in their new book on the
subject 'Search for Youth* say that the An thrapolagist Cheryl Naimath discovered as far back as 1812 that some of the North Dakarians were over 700 yean
old. Enigmatic explorer and famed drug abuser, Raul Peschiera, wrote in his
journal in 1902 after a visit to the region, "Its incredable, these people are old,
I mean, really fucking old.' As late as 1986, Ronald Reagan's personal physician
EfTie Pow and secretary Martin Chester, were noted by Washington media to
have made quote 'strange and sinister trips to the Far East". Michael Gazetas
claims to have recorded everything on film.
Why then has thisbeen kept secret so long? An evil conspiracy by thegiant
multi-national KKoh Coffins and Florists inc.? Carla Maftechuk, lobbyist for
"keep Old people ofTDialysis machines" leaps to mind as a possible culprit, but
the TJ.S Senate commitee consisting of Sen. Dianne RudoUCDemocrat, Idaho),
Sen. Mark Neflson(Reptilian,Buflalo) and Sen. Paul DayaonCKKXindependant,
Alabama) set up in 1984 to investigate the longevity claim, found that the main
reason for the lack of interest in the west was that the ritual involved bathing
twice daily in the pureed embryos of unborn Yaks. "Yes* agreed Dr. Paul Gordon
(Head of the Old Age Division of UBC hospital) lack of Yaks in Canada is the
main reason most Canadians merely live to 70 years old." When questioned
about this. Rick Hiebert (the largest Yak farmer in BC) said that, although yea,
he did have a swimming pool full of Yak embryos, he did not believe that old
wives' tale about the fountain of youth. Personally Rick put his immense old age,
of 231 years, to a daily massage he received from Matthew Johnson (masuesse
to the stars, and apprentice of Paula Wellings).
Bottled Yak embryos are available from the Ubyssey office for $683.00 a
litre, ask for Andrew MarteL
Paul Dayson • Sharon Lindores • Carta MafUchuk
Raul Peschiera • Effls Pow
Photo sdltor • Paul Gordon	
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they qualify for this credit.
To qualifyforthisyear's
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It's not too late to apply
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For more information on
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Info on exam
Exams are just around
the comer, so all students
should be aware ofthe policies concerning exam conflicts and exam hardships.
An exam conflictis when you
have more than one exam
scheduled for the same exam
time. An exam hardship is
when a student has,in their
own opinion, too many exams within a short period of
time, i.e.three exams in one
day. If you are in either of
the two situations, here's
some information that will
1. If you have an exam
conflict, go to the Registrar's
office and fill out an exam
conflict form. One of your
exams in conflict will be rescheduled to another time
slot on the same day.
2. If you feel you have
an exam hardship, your only
course of action is to see your
professor(s) and askif they'll
make any special arrangements. However, the UBC
administration and the individual faculties are under
no obligation to reschedule
exams that aren't in conflict
with other exams. So if you
feel you have a legitimate
reason to ask for an exam
rescheduled, see your professor, department, faculty,
or the Registrar's Office.
3. The UBC Calendar
indicates the start date and
end dates for examinations
and changes do occur to the
preliminary exam sched-
ule.Travel arrangements
shouldn't, therefore, be made
until the final exam schedule
is posted.
Professors are under no
obligation to make special
arrangements for exams to
be written at alternate times
to accomodate such requests.
4. Senate regulations
"The holding of any examination, formal or informal, during the two weeks
preceding the formally
scheduled examinations of
December and April is forbidden." (This recommendation does not apply to regular weekly or bi-weekly tests
or to traditional and current
practices in laboratories.)
If your professor does
do this, contact the
Registrar's Office immediately.
These are some tips on
how to avoid any problems
in your exam schedule. Keep
in mind that none of this can
be done the day before the
exam, so find out right now
when your exams are. Also
keep in mind that professors
are human too; if you feel
that you have legitimate
reason to ask for an exam rescheduled, ask your prof; it
won't hurt to try.
If you have further
questions concerning exam
conflicts and hardships, call
the Registrar's Office at
822-2844, or the AMS Ombudsoffice at 822-4846.
AMS Ombudsoffice
Give the UN
In October 11 "Canada,
the Gulf War, and nuclear
proliferation" James Young
argues for a Canadian ban
on exports of nuclear technology and material and a
concomitant strengthening
of the Non Proliferation
Yet the author fails to
take into account the relationship between nuclear
and conventional weapons
and the international system
of independent sovereign
One characteristic ofthe
international system is anarchy. That is, there is no
global authority able to arbitrate disputes between
states. Therefore each
country must keep itself
armed in order to protect its
And if one country has
nuclear weapons this may
encourage its neighbours to
acquire them as well. Look
at India/Pakistan and Israel/
If a country is determined enough it will probably find a way to acquire
nuclear weapons, restrictions or not.
In the long run it seems
more reasonable to put resources into the UN, with
the aim of achieving an environment of international
security for all countries.
If all countries couldrely
on an effective body of law
enforcement to protect their
borders then it may lessen
the need for arms of all types
and decrease the incidence
of conflict in the world.
A UN with teeth would
not mean that war or nuclear
weapons would vanish, or
that international cooperation would become the norm.
But it may prevent the worst
from happening until the
people of the world realize
we all share a common fate.
Robert Burgel
Freedom =
In his response (November 1,1991) to my letter
on the federal debt (October
16), John Lipscomb raises a
very interesting concern,
which I would like to address. He claims that "the
rich are responsible for
Canada's debt because the
rich essentially control government." In other words,
the poor and disadvantaged
of Canada are victims of an
oppressive social system that
favors those with illegitimately obtained political
What may surprise Mr.
agree with him. I, too, hold
the view that we are living
under an oppressive social
system that violates the fundamental rights of its citizens. Mr. Lipscomb's error,
however, lies in his solution
to this problem: "what we
really need is to radically
reduce luxury consumption
by taxing it to the hilt."
Once again the
we can solve the problem of
our rights being violated by
the government, by taking
steps to ensure that our
rights are violated even further through taxation. (?!)
Needless to say, this is a
seriously confused point of
It seems that we are offered the following alternative: do we want our rights
violated by a 'privileged' ruling class, or do we want our
rights violated by a democratically elected majority?
The proper response to
such an alternative is that
we do not want our rights
violated at all!
The function ofthe government is not to bully, coerce and steal from its citizens. Freedom is not
achieved by more taxation
and more government regulation. The function of the
government in a free society
is nothing more than the
protection ofthe rights of its
citizens, i.e., their life, liberty and property.
Any attempt to "redistribute' people's wealth or to
limit' people's freedom is a
violation of their basic right
to life. 'Social justice' is not
achieved by chaining people
down and forcing them to be
It is only in a truly
laissez-faire capitalist society (not the mixed economy
welfare state in which we
live) that people are left free
to pursue their values and it
is only in a society such as
this that prosperity can, in
fact, be truly achieved by
Keith Lockitch
Students of Objectivism
i -
November 5,1991 LETTERS/OPINION
Try pro-life and
I have to remark on the clever
CHOICE of words Frances Foran
CHOSE to use in her article "Pro-
Choice activists ecstatic over results of BC elections (Oct/22/91)".
Throughout the article people who
support abortion are consistently
referred to as pro-choice. People
involved in Lifechain or Operation
Rescue are monotonously referred
to as anti-choice or choice-intolerant. Very clever wording, or ifs
difficult (if not impossible) to generate support for people with such
negative labels. By my count it's a
lopsided reference ratio of 5 anti-
choices to 1 pro-life.
However, if I flip this around
and call those who try to stop the
killing as pro-life, while those advocates of abortion as anti-life, I
am greeted with outrage, for how
could such noble advocates be considered as anti-life? Yet if Frances
says it doesn't apply, then how
could people fighting vigorously for
the right of a child be labelled anti-
choice? C'mon Frances, do us a
favour and show a little integrity
in your CHOICE of words.
Dave Wareham
Civil Engineering
Who polices the
It is out of a deep well of anguish and rage that I write this
response to your October 25,1991
front-page feature on expressions
of racism by certain members of
the Vancouver Police Force towards Cornelius Muojekwu and
his friend Kuda. I am reminded
that, but for the firing ofthe guns,
these young men could have joined
Anthony Griffith, Marcelus
Francois, Lester Donaldson, Albert
Johnson and Michael Wade
Lawson. These were all Black men
murdered by the Police for no other
apparent reason than being Black.
There are numerous reports of instances of police harassment of
youngBlackmeninthiscity. These
reports sound off alarm bells in the
hears and souls of numerous
mothers like myself. We know that
this incident is not isolated. Frustration and fear build among us
because there is no one to police the
police, and we have no way of
stemming the tide of what we see
as the escalation of police violence,
unless of course the police chief
takes leadership in doing something. We are afraid of police brutality reaching the pathological
state that it has in Toronto,
Montreal and Halifax.
In the interest of our own survival as valued citizens and of
supporting and maintaining responsible law enforcement, I will
take this opportunity to make public the recommendations which I
and another mother gave to representatives of the Community
Relations Section ofthe Vancouver
Police Force, exactly one month
before this report appeared in your
paper, and on this very campus.
(1) Acknowledge that racism does
exist within the police force and
that at least some members ofthe
force act out racist (and sexist)
behaviours in executing their duty.
We have ample evidence known to
the police and to members of the
Black community to support our
claim. Denials only cause deceptive and underhand dealings with
(2) Budget time, personnel and
money to do the necessary research,
program development and training to combat racism and sexism
within the force and to improve
community relations. It is not sufficient to postpone action by
claiming lack of resources. People
in authority set priorities and
implement them.
(3) Establish some mechanism for
clearing complaints addressing
police harassment and wrongful
arrests when the only criterion
exercised is that the suspect is
Black or Asian etc. The police
should also have some recourse
when they are harassed. If, as the
officers claim they have no recourse
when they are abused, then the
door is wide open for unlimited
revenge and very dangerous covert
(4) Do your own research to find
out who Black people are. We are
the only people who have a census
classification according to the
colour of our skin thereby obliterating our cultural and national
identities. In some people's minds
"Black" replaces "Slave": the subhuman category assigned to pi*oud,
African peoples who were robbed
of their personhood in the "New
I sense a tendency among law
enforcement bodies to socially
criminalize certain groups of people
based on their colour and physical
features. The only descriptor
neededin order to forcefully accost,
detain, maim, beat and kill, is to be
Black, Indian, Asian, etc. The stock
explanations after such acts of
terror is that they were unfortunate
cases of mistaken identities. When
due care is nottaken in establishing
the identities of suspects, beyond
their racial characteristics, the acts
of terror are racist and deliberate.
(5) Re-educate the police force, at
the preservice and inservice phase
of their career on the history of
racist immigration policies which
have victimized some groups and
laid the groundwork for conflict
and resentment within our society.
A critical examination of the use
and misuse of power and the human degradation caused by pervasive violence in our society might
provide some ethical basestoguide
police actions and citizen responses.
(6) Recruit people from a variety of
backgrounds in order to constitute
a representative force. The "us
against them" picture ofthe force
exists at a metaphorical and actual
level. Could the inability to attract
people from a variety of backgrounds have anything to do with
this perception just presented?
People are unwilling to join any
institution which they perceive to
be persecuting them.
Ultimately the injustices that
are perpetuated against people of
colour, and indeed of all classes of
people, should rightfully be the
concern of all citizens. I therefore
call on the mayor of Vancouver,
Gordon Campbell, and the premier-elect Mike Harcourt to exercise some leadership in facilitating any initiative that chief constable William T. Marshall ofthe
Vancouver Police Force may choose
to take to improve race relations
and to curb violence.
Yvonne Brown
Faculty of Education
poster states that the Thunder- ;
birds play at 8:00 pm and that the '.
bus taking UBC supporters to SFU
leaves at 6:45 pm. I read the poster
over again because I thought I read
it incorrectly. Not only did the
Thunderbooster Club neglect to
even mention that the women play
at 6:00 pm, but the club also ar- <
ranged for the bus to leave at 6:45
pm. By the time the UBC supporters arrive at SFU, the women's
game will be only minutes from
being over. This reluctance to even
mention that the women play at
SFU is a blatant example of the
circumstances female athletes
must deal with everyday. This lack
of support is only a momentary
disappointment, for female athletes learn to deal with a society
that ignores or marginalizes our
competition. Essentially, men and
women compete for the same reasons and work equally as hard to
prepare for competition. Our team
has been working extremely hard
to prepare for this game and we
view this game as an important
starting point of a competitive
season. I support the formation of
a club that promotes athletics at
UBC. However, I do not understand why the club selectively
chose to ignore the fact that the
women play against SFU.
Lisa Nickie
Phys Ed 2
neglect women
I am writing this letter in regard to the UBC Thunderbooster
Club's recent promotion ofthe UBC
vs SFU basketball game on October 30. As a member ofthe women's
varsity basketball team, I was immediately impressed with the
support of this traditional rivalry
between the two universities.
However, as I continued to read
the poster, my excitement turned
to shock and disappointment. The
On Friday, November 15th, 1991 the
Women's Caucus of
the Ubyssey will be
meeting at 12:30pm.
Many exciting and
official things will be
discussed and all
staff women, and
even potential staff
women are encouraged to attend.
• Do you have a few
free moments between January
15th to the 31st?
•Do you have a
kind heart?
• Do you want to
improve your resume?
The Kinsmen
Mother's March
is looking for
volunteer canvassers for
January 15th to
the 31st. If you
can help please
Mary Cambell
at 244-7193!
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The following locations are open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm:
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Chemistry, War Memorial Gym, Music Building, Grad Students' Centre
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