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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 22, 1991
Vol 74, No 14
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Pro-choice activists "ecstatic"
over results of BC elections
by Frances Foran
Pro-choice activists are reacting favourably to the NDP victory
_.. in the BC elections October 17 but
emphasize that a great deal has to
^ be done before choice as a woman's
right is truly safeguarded.
On Monday, reacting to the
NDFs victory, Christine Pryce, co-
president of Students for Choice,
 said, "We're ecstatic."
Personal and political choice
--*■ was the theme at a pro-choice rally,
sponsored by Students for Choice,
outside SUB last Wednesday.
Guest speakers NDP MLA Darlene
Marzari and Jackie Larkin, co-
founder ofBC Coalition of Abortion
Clinics said that while choice for
— > abortion is still legal, a vocal anti-
choice minority threatens women's
access to a safe, cost and stigma-
free abortion service.
Pryce said "The rally is partly
to protest the Lifechain (a string of
~*   anti-choice activists who demon-
rstrated on Kingsway three weeks
ago) and partly to raise the issue
for the election."
; Pryce used the Vernon hospi-
^ tai as an example ofthe legal right
■L.to choice being undermined by
' choice-intolerant interests. "The
Vernon hospital is pro-life, and
they've abolished a woman's right
to choose abortion even in the case
rape."
"The American government
has been repealing the right to
choose in every state. We don't
want what's happening in the
States to happen here," she said.
Jackie Larkin, who has been
active in the struggle for choice for
25 years, concurred.
"In Witchita, Kansas there has
been a major mobilization of Operation Rescue (an anti-choice
group) and the right wing. They
have used vicious tactics to block-
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ade clinics, and even used their
children, so women cannot enter,"
she said.
"Of course, with the new Supreme Court appointment (of
Clarence Thomas) it is expected
that all the gains that were made
will be wiped out," Larkin said.
"Just to show you how concerned
some women in the US are, some
are organizing private training
sessions to develop ways to give
private abortions in the home."
Larkin said the issue is nowhere near resolution.
"The anti-choice forces in this
province and in this country are
everywhere.
"The women who have the
least access are the poor, those
who live in aboriginal communities or outside major urban centres, either because the services
aren't there or the hospital board
has been hijacked by single-issue
anti-choice forces."
As it was the final day ofthe
election campaign, Larkin elaborated on the abortion positions of
the major parties. She recounted
the threat to access posed by Social
Credit in 1988.
"If Vander Zalm had his way,
the clinics wouldn't even have the
service covered by MSP [the Medical Services Plan] let alone get
core funding. And if any of you
were thinking of voting Liberal,
remember Gordon Wilson said he
believes abortion shouldbe allowed
only in cases of rape or incest."
Darlene Marzari, who was reelected MLA for Vancouver-Point
Grey last Thursday, saidthatright
to abortion is a woman's right as a
citizen, and only when the right to
abortion and counselling are won
will women be truly enfranchised.
"It's very important for
women, young women especially
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Darlene Marzari, NOP MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey, addresses pro-choice rally outside
SUB last Wednesday.
to know that there is a connection
between feeling that they are full
citizens in a society and having
opportunities in that society," she
said.
Marzari likened the struggle
for access to abortion to other legal
and social obstacles to women's
inclusion in society which have
been challenged with various levels of success, such as being recognized as legal persons and gaining
the vote, gaining entrance into
university and the struggle for pay
equity.
"If women can't rest assured
on the cornerstone of their freedom
that they have the right to choose
over their own bodies then how
can we even think they'll have the
right to choose what university
they go to, whether they go to university, whether they have the
right to complain if sexually harassed, or whether they have any
rights at all? If women can't choose
their reproductive lives they can't
choose anything else."
Marzari emphasized that the
NDP policy on abortion entails
rectifying the access problem. The
two freestanding clinics will receive
the core funding they need; counselling services will be covered by
the MSP and made available to
more women.
"I'm very proud that it was
Mike Harcourt who was the only
one during the campaign to take a
stand and make it clear to everyone that women in BC will unquestionably, no ifs, ands, or buts,
have the right to choose what they
will do with their bodies, when,
how and with whom they will have
children.
"This isn't the right of only
rich women. It will be extended to
everyone. So when we talk about
political rights, women can expect
that if they choose to have an abortion, that medical service will be
available to them in the community, through their local hospital
with no stigma attached."
Pryce said,"TheNDPhasalot
of work to do and I don't think
they'll be able to get to the issue
right away, but well keep aipply-
ingpressure so they'll stick to their
promises.
"But ifs definitely a victory
for women."
Students cautious in reaction to NDP victory
by Rick Hiebert
The election of an NDP government in BC is being greeted
warily by student leaders in the
province.
Although most of them see
promise in the NDPs post-secondary education platform, they are a
bit fearful that what is happening
to students in NDP-run Ontario
could also happen in BC.
The NDP government there
increased tuitions province-wide
by 7.3 per cent in their first budget
this past spring, despite promising to freeze them in the September 1990 election.
The NDP won the BC election
October 17 with 51 seats. The Liberals were second with 17 seats
and will form the opposition, while
the Social Credit party was reduced to a seven seat rump after
having governed BC for 36 ofthe
past 39 years.
Darlene Marzari, Vancouver-
Point Grey NDP candidate won
another term as UBC's MLA by a
3,000 vote margin over Liberal
Barry Burke and Socred Richard
Wright.
Brad Lavigne, chair of the
Canadian Federation of Students-
BC, said the student lobby group
intends to ensure that the new
government keeps to their promises.
"We are going to fight this
NDP government for a quality,
accessible post-secondary educational system in this province. We
will fight them just as hard as we
did the past Social
Credit government,"
Lavigne said.
He said the NDP
had the best thought-
out policies for education but they "still fall
well short of what is
needed to revamp the
system."
Among the things
that NDP advanced
education spokesperson Barry Jones promised during the campaign were: a one year
province-wide freeze on
tuition fees, a government commission of
students, faculty and
administrative figures
to figure out the future of BC education, a revamped BC student loan
programme, student representation on college governing boards
and the completion of new universities in Prince George and the
Fraser Valley region of BC.
However, both Jones and the
probable new finance minister,
Glen Clark, said during the campaign that significant funding in-
Provincial election results:
NDP 40.8%, 51 seats
Liberal 33.2%, 17 seats
Social Credit  24.0%, 7 seats
Other 2.0%, 0 seats
Vancouver-Point Grey riding
Darlene Marzari, NDP 11,643
Barry Burke, Liberal 8,710
Richard Wright, Social Credit  2,708
Nicole Kohnert, Green 367
Betty Green, Independent 135
Joan Saxton, Libertarian 72
creases are out ofthe question for
the next year or two, until the
economy improves and the reform
commission finishes its work. The
CFS-BC wants a 15 per cent increase in funding next year to restore funding levels to those in
place before the deep BC government funding cuts ofthe early 80s.
"Things will not change immediately," Lavigne said, "But we
remain hopeful."
"Our successes under Social Credit were small victories and we were very
happy about them, but now
that we have a new government that is purportedly
supportive of post-secondary education, our standards are higher," he said.
"We in the student movement are going to have to
work twice as har d to ensure
that the NDP does what
they have promised to do
and more. If the system
doesn't get what it needs
under a party with better
education policies, the system may never get what it
needs."
Other student politicians in
BC are cautiously optimistic.
"Post-secondary education is
a relatively non-controversial issue," said Mark Snelgrove, student society treasurer at Capilano
College in North Vancouver. "With
logging, for instance, the NDP will
have to step carefully in order to
avoid angering people, but with
advanced education, they will have
a good reaction from students regarding any positive reforms," he
said.
"Reforming andimproving the
system is the easiest thing for the
new government to do, so students
should expect it," Snelgrove said.
Kelly Guggisberg, external
affairs coordinator of the UBC
student government, said if the
NDP "keeps their promises," students at UBC and elsewhere will
benefit.
"In talking with student
leaders in Ontario, they say that
electing the NDP hasn't made a
difference in education, so we
should be concerned. Yet, I think
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UBC grad tackles busiest emergency ward
This is the first in a series of articles
focusing on Asian women in the workplace.
by Jonathan Wong
TORONTO—At 6:30am, Charlene Chen
rises from her eastside basement suite to
prepare for another day at the hospital.
And it is no ordinary hospital.
Now verging on its 100th birthday, St.
Michael's Hospital, anchored in the core of
downtown Toronto, has had Canada's
busiest emergency entrance.
"It's an intense lifestyle," Chen says.
The recent UBC dietetic graduate became one of only six students to survive the
hospital's final dietaryinterncuts. She joined
UBC classmate Susan Chung last July to be
nationally selected by the hospital.
"There's usually eight positions," Chen
says. "But when hospital beds go, so do
positions."
"Budget cuts," she explains.
At 7:30am, Chen hops onto a street car
for a 20-minute ride down Queen St. East
through some of Toronto's oldest
neighbourhoods.
Rest the day before has meant a staggered six-hour sleep.
After disembarking, she heads towards
30 Bond St.
Asian women in
the workplace
Before her the darkened brick buildings of the H-beacon are now eclipsed by
jetting skyscrapers only blocks away. Behind the brick walls, the vivacious intern
will begin an eight-to-four dayshift for this
week's rotation.
In her first duty, she will tackle the
Kardex where she updates patient dietary
Senate stands against
student loans fee
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Senate voted unanimously
last Wednesday night to oppose the three
percentadministrativefeeleviedon Canada
Student Loan recipients this year.
In taking the stand, Senate resolved to
send a letter to the federal government
requesting that the fee be rescinded, arguing that it imposes a financial barrier.
Before the vote on the motion was taken,
student senator-at-large Orvin Lau told
Senate that the whole scheme "was poorly
done."
"It was also poorly advertised and many
[students] only became aware of this fee
when they received their loan in September," Lau said.
Lau also said that the UBC Mission
Statement states that the university will
"work for equality of opportunity for qualified candidates by enabling them to overcome non-academic barriers including financial limitations."
Given an opportunity to address Senate,
AMS external affairs coordinator Kelly
Guggisberg pointed out that the student
will never be able to recoup the fee, intended
to help cover the cost of defaulted student
loans.
"It's just a patch-up job," she said.
It's the first change to the loan
programme in seven years, Guggisberg said.
"It hadn't even been adjusted for inflation."
"While the additional cost will not hurt
students with smaller loans," Guggisberg
said the fee is worth as much as a half-
month's groceries or two months of bus
passes for some.
"Whatever you call it, it's going to hit
students and hit the students who need [the
money paid to the fee] the most."
Guggisberg also told Senate that 2,000
students have signed their name to a petition opposing the fee.
Lau added that the Canadian Organization of Student Financial Aid Offices has
gone so far as to publish a position paper
opposing the fee.
The motion also calls for the Board of
Governors to take a similar stand against
the fee.
Senate briefs
compiled by Mark Nielsen
Fiddling on UBC roofs
during exams opposed
Senate resolved last Wednesday to
"strongly urge" Campus Hanning and
Development to avoid renovations and
reconstruction to student residences during exam time.
The move came after roofers re-tarre d
the low rise Conference Centre at the
Gage Residence during exams last year
leading to complaints about noise.
Student senator-at-large Julie Lahey
told Senate that Gage residents were
subjected to loud noise from blow torches
and recorded music beginning early each
morning.
"It appears the academic pursuits of
students in this particular situation were
not taken into consideration," Lahey said.
Lahey said that although Campus
Planning and Development had awarded
the contract for the project in late November she was told the work was delayed
by bad weather.
The work was carried out from the
middle of March to April 15, which "coincided directly with the exam period."
Campaign funds increased
Candidates will be able to spend an
extra $25 on their election campaigns this
year after Senate backed a motion to
boost the limit on spending.
Student science senator Cathy Renkel
argued that with inflation and the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax,
candidates need an increase in the spending limit.
The increase brings the limit up to
$150 from $125.
As well, Senate voted in favour of a
motion by student senator-at-large Orvin
Lau to reconfirm that in the case of a
conflict the Senate's regulations regarding elections take precedence over those of
the AMS.
Renkel's and Lau's motions were
amendments to a set of recommendations
regarding dates and times for nomination
deadlines and elections that Senate passes
annually.
Forsythe new senator
Former AMS ombudsperson Carol
Forsythe took in her first meeting as a
new student senator-at-large last
Wednesday.
Forsythe was appointed to the position by the AMS to replace Lisa Drummond
who stepped down in September to travel
to Thailand in a student-exchange
programme.
Minimum standard in
Calendar
In response to recent appeals regarding entry into graduate and post-graduate studies at UBC the minimum standards will be part of the Calendar next
year.
Senate backed a motion from the
Graduate Council ofthe Faculty of Graduate Studies for adding entries stipulating
that a minimum mark of 68 per cent be
achieved to enter doctorate and masters
programmes at UBC.
A recent appeal claimed that course
marks between 50 and 59 per cent is
acceptable for graduate students since
there is nothing explicit in the Calendar.
profiles.
At 10am, she will enter the cardiology
and respiratory department with a dietary
as si stant and meet newly-admitted patients.
Chen says coming into daily contact
with patients can be emotionally hazardous
as she has found out while shooting the
breeze with other interns.
"One day you may walk in and not see
the patient's sheets and then when you ask
where they are, someone will tell you the
patient went away yesterday."
Other on-the-job realities include dealing with a doctor's belief in doctoral infallibility.
"Doctors have the last say," Chen says.
"You can analyze a patient's condition
and see that a patient's milk intake is causing
diarrhea, so you stop bringing milk. But
then the doctor may ask 'where's the milk.'
So then you have to bring back the milk and,
what do you know, the patient has diarrhea
again.
At noon-hour Chen takes in a lunch—a
juice, an apple and a meat-cheese-and-let-
tuce sandwich. "We're human too," she says.
Afterward, she must analyze dozens of
"therapeutic" diets for patients. This week
she has looked after upwards of 500 diets—
including this reporter's.
When 4pm rolls around, it's off to the
street car. Wired from work with blurred
memories and passing scenes, Chen heads
home to recuperate—sleeping, eating and
relaxing until the midnight toll. Afterward,
it's a few more hours of work on an intern
report and a final 3am snooze.
For the headstrong Chen, there will be
more than 30 more weeks of these reports
and rotations—thirty more weeks of 18-
hour days.
"We (the interns) hope this will lead
somewhere," she says.
MP John Turner thinks students should voice their constitutional
concerns.
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Public in put called crucial
to constitutional debate
by Johanna Wickle
Former prime minister John Turner
said Canadians, and students in particular,
should get involved in Canada's constitutional debate in a speech at UBC on Monday.
Over 200 people attended his speech, in
which Turner, MP for Vancouver-Quadra,
responded to the federal government's constitutional proposals, "Shaping Canada's
Future", as recently outlined by prime
minister Brian Mulroney.
Although encouraged by the suggested
constitutional reforms, Turner mixed his
endorsement of the paper with a stern
warning for those who are to play a key role
in the outcome.
"I feel that it is a fair start but the
proposals are going to demand an open
mind," said Turner. "We are still living
under the shadow of Meech Lake with its
'role the dice' mentality, its sour mood and
sense of fatigue."
Turner briefly outlined the issues of a
distinct Quebec, a new political equilibrium
in Canada, Aboriginal rights, and the need
for a strong central government. All of these,
he said, were suggestions and recommendations he had made when Meech Lake
floundered and failed.
In an atmosphere of cooperation and a
positive endorsement of the principles of
the reforms, Turner felt the process could be
a success. However, all parties, including
Quebec, must be willing to negotiate.
"Quebec must recognize the need for a
strong Canadian government as English
Canada already has; it is not just enough to
have a common market," he said.
But at the same time, Turner said, it is
important for English Canada to acknowledge the historical precedence of a unique
and distinct Quebec and to realize that all
the provinces have been incorporated into
the union of confederation with the carrot of
"special deals."
"In 1774 the British Parliament gave
the rights of language, law, religion and
education to Quebec," Turner said. "There
has been a distinct society in Quebec for
over 200 years. There is nothing in this
document which proposes to increase special
legislative power."
Turner also endorsed the proposals on
Aboriginal rights including land claim
settlement and self-government but questioned the need for a ten-year negotiation
period.
"There should be a transfer to power,
both further and faster than proposed," said
Turner.
Of all the debated constitutional reforms, Turner was most unhappy the division of powers between the provinces and
the federal government. They include the
creation and implementation of a Council of
the Federation which would act as another
level of government between the two.
"We are the most over-governed people
on the face ofthe globe," Turner said. "The
federal government is not only content with
managing the economic affairs of this
country but it also proposes to harmonize it
as well, which would establish another entire economic agency."
Turner's speech was a major endorsement on almost every point ofthe constitutional reform package. Reflecting on the
public participation in constitutional debate,
Turner said he felt there was now a more
open process than with the Meech Lake
Accords.
"It is your right to give input and you
shouldas students ofthis university," Turner
continued. "Your generation cannot allow
the country's irrational negativism to proceed and I think this country is worth the
effort and deserves a little patriotism."
October 22,1991
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Penan struggle and
die for the forest
by Bill Denham
The Student Environment
Centre sponsored an event Thursday about the plight ofthe Penan
people of Sarawak (East Malaysia).
Afilm was shown which chronicled
the simple and beautiful life led by
these indigenous people, the
damage logging is doing to their
lives, and the efforts led by Bruno
Manser (a Swiss amateur archaeologist) to bring the Penan's prob-
lemsbefore the people ofthe world.
The Penan might be perceived
by many, both in Malaysia and in
other parts of the world, to be
primitive, dirty and uncivilized
people. However, many believe
them to be living in perfect harmony with their environment.
The Penan do not need or want
money, preferring to get all their
jungle   in
live. Their
from
needs   from     the
which they^
food comes
the  Sago
palms that
g   r   o   w ~
around
them,    from
the wild animals they hunt,
from the fish they
catch in the rivers.     \S
In contrast to
our society, sharing
is an integral part of
their philosophy. If
someone kills an animal,
they share it with the rest
ofthe village. They love the
forest and live in unity with it.
For many ofthe Penan, life
has drasticallychangedfrom their
ancestral ways. 800,000 acres of
rainforest are being deforested every year, according to an update
from the Western Canada Wilderness Committee dated August 8,
1991.
Communities of Penan are relocated to squalid settlements established by the Malaysian government. 92 per cent of the children suffer from malnutrition in
these settlements. It is almost impossible for the parents to provide
a livelihood as the jungle around
them has been destroyed.
There are no more animals to
hunt. The rivers have been polluted and there are no more fish.
The trees the Penan rely on are
gone.
"When we hear the noise of
the bulldozers destroying our land,
how can we not be sad and angry?"
Some of the statements made by
these people are quite eloquent
and heart-rending: "If the companies don't stop work, maybe well
all die."
Manser lived with the Penan
for six years and they call him
"Laki Penan"—Penanman.Hehas
helped to publicize the Penan's
problems throughout the world.
Referring to a logging road cut
through the Penan's territory, he
said, "Roads are like a disease. The
road causes the end of their culture—and of paradise."
Because Manser has spoken
to journalists, he has been persecuted by the Malaysian government. He was arrested, but managed to escape. All his possessions
were confiscated, in an effort to
force him to leave the jungle and
the Penan people. $85,000
Malay was offered to
away hunting and the women and
children were left on the blockade.
The people's huts and the barricades were all burned.
Most of the wood taken from
Sarawak goes to Japan to make
disposable concrete forms and
shipping crates. The Japanese take
only the best logs, and the ones
they don't want are mostly left to
rot in the harbour.
Exports of timber rose last
year to 18 million cubic meters.
Othercountries.includingCanada,
take their share of the tropical
hardwoods from the Penan's home.
Only nine students attended
the screening, and most were unwilling to comment in any way on
the Penan's situation. Hans
Nilsagard, a forestry student, said:
"The Penan should be protected,
but the company's side wasn't pre-
sented.
Malaysia
anyone who would reveal Manser's
whereabouts.
The Penan have not idly endured the destruction of theirland.
Like many ofthe Native people in
Canada, they have set up logging
blockades.
More than 100 Penan have
been arrested in connection with
these blockades. They face a fine of
$6,000 Malay and two years in jail
if they participate in blockades.
One blockade that had endured for eight months was broken by 60 police, who descended on
the Natives when the men were
The       company
probably believes they're
not destroying people's
way of life."
The organizer    of
the event, Li-
Lien Gibbons
ofthe Student
Environment
Centre, who is
from West Malaysia,       expressed     the
opinion     that
there   is  little
awareness in Malaysia about the
v^ -      <-. problem, and so the
^^•UC3*C*>  only hope to help the
Penan is pressure from
the developed world.
Asked about the role of the
Malaysian media, Gibbons said:
"The government controls everything in Malaysia, including the
media. And many of the people
making money from logging are
the high government officials."
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There is an international effort at present to help the Penan to
preserve their homeland by establishing a United Nations Biosphere Reserve. Information is
available from the Student Environment Centre or the Western
Canada Wilderness Committee.
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October 22,1991 NEWS
Geers and bookstore
dispute evolution
by Rick Hiebert
UBC engineering students
are picking a fight with the UBC
Bookstore over a T-shirt the store
sells.
The Engineering Undergraduate Society is complaining
to the UBC administration that
the shirt is "sexist" asit "discriminates against men." The EUS has
asked the BC Civil Liberties Association and the AMS
ombudsoffice to help mediate the
dispute they are having with the
bookstore.
Several engineering students
went so far as to briefly demonstrate in the bookstore October 11
and EUS president Adam La Rusic
said such demonstrations may
continue.
"We will disrupt business until the T-shirt is pulled if we have
no legitimate alternative and the
UBC bookstore and administration continues not to consider what
we have to say," La Rusic said.
The shirt reads "The evolution of authority" and shows four
foot prints. From left to right, an
animal paw, a bare foot, a man's
shoe and then a woman's high
heel are shown.
"The shirt is not promoting
equality, ifs promoting one sex
over the other," said third year
mechanical engineering student
Christa Greentree. "It says my
sex is better than the opposite sex
and that is wrong. We are equal."
La Rusic said the EUS has
complained to both the bookstore
and UBC vice-president administration Bruce Gellatly, who oversees the operation of the bookstore, about the shirt.
"It's not that we're horribly
offended by the presence ofthe T-
shirt in the bookstore, but if the
UBC administration is going to
legislate morality on this campus,
then the bookstore should subscribe to the same standards that
we have to adhere to," La Rusic
said.
The EUS is upset, La Rusic
said, because one part of the
agreement conducted between the
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UBC administration and the EUS
this summer stops the engineers
from distributing T-shirts, jackets, mugs and patches with the
old EUS logo, which portrays a
naked woman on a horse.
"We were planning to bring
in a new logo and crest for all our
merchandise this year anyway,
but we wanted to sell all our old
stock first," La Rusic said. "They
are forcing us to absorb a loss of
thousands of dollars by our not
selling our old merchandise."
UBC Bookstore employees
say they will not remove the shirt
from sale.
"I don't believe that the shirt
is sexist," UBC Bookstore manager Debbie Harvie said. "This
shirt is a form of social commentary, trying to make society different."
"I think that we have to be
very careful about censorship. I'm
sure that we would have some
books, in religious studies, or
women's studies, or gay studies
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that some people wouldn't approve
of, but we still sell them," Harvie
said.
"We look for things that will
sell to our audience," she said.
"That's what we depend on our
buyers for."
Patrick Sheasgreen, sportswear buyer for the UB C bookstore,
said he ordered the shirt partly
because he thought it was amusing.
"We have a big Women's
Studies class, so obviously I am
going to look for material that
appeals to them," Sheasgreen said.
"This shirt is just sort of a fun
thing."
He added the demo actually
temporarily spurred sales of the
shirt. "The shirt was selling well
beforehand, so I have been reordering it," he said.
"I'm not trying to make a big
deal out of this," he said. "I may
consider buying the shirt as long
as there is a demand for it."
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through room-high mellowing vats
prior to aging. It's an old Tennessee
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Then we wait while our
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in new oak barrels. Admittedly,
there are times when our
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Delicatessen
France
Delicatessen is served up by the
French tag-team of Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Marc Caro. Their film is dangerously funny, like suddenly laughing
while choking down a slab of steak.
Set in a desolate fog-soaked
apartment building, Delicatessen
immediately unwraps a gaggle of
twisted characters.
Consider the Kube brothers, who
assemble wee boxes that "baa" like
sheep when overturned, and snooty
Mrs. Interligator trading fine furniture
for cuts of meat (when not planning
her elaborate suicide to escape the
voices coming out ofthe pipes).
All are faithful, bartering clients of
the snarly butcher/landlord (Jean
Claude Dreyfus). Whenever his timid,
cello-strumming daughter, Julie
(Marie-Laure Dougnac), loses her
glasses, she's blinder than a lovesick
wrestling referee.
Unlike Delicatessen's other
characters, Julie is gentle, if a little
clumsy. Vases, TVs, dishware—she
buys two of each, just in case.
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former circus clown and new resident
handyman. As Julie and Louiso
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MERGING two genres—that
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interesting idea for Jan
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VANCOUVER FILM
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However, as interesting a
notion as it is, this crippled film
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The problems with this
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storyline. Ifs been done before;
many times, and much better.
The writing is inconsistent, often
interjected with a few snappy
lines of dialogue. Unfortunately,
these few amusing moments are
not enough to sustain the film.
Choppy editing makes the
tone ofthe film virtually
incohesive. Several supporting
roles are at best racial stereotypes. And worst of all, the love
scenes between actors Natasha
love, the butcher grows hungrier for
clown cutlets.
This film soars with comic
aggression. Imagine the building's
pipes broadcasting the lusty beat of
squeaky bedsprings as other tenants
keep time pumping bike tires, beating
rugs, and testing sheep toys. As the
lovers speed up, the whole building
crackles with a hilarious, hungry
velocity.
Delicatessen snakes through each
visual treat with a deliciously steady
tension. The cinematographer, Darius
Khondji, stuffs the film with gorgeous
scenes, especially during the Sire's
clever title credits.
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wished Terry Gilliam's "Brazil' ended
five minutes sooner. Wickedly funny,
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audience.
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films. It's too bad they are left
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schizophrenically slips in and out
of his American accent. Basic
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byAnjula Gorgia, Nikola Marin and Ellen Pond
WE see a plane, we see passengers, we see the
plane blow up. Masala is a hard-hitting movie
about Indian identity, culture and survival in
Canada. Last Thursday, three of us went to see the
film: Anjula Gorgia, Indian Canadian; Nikola Marin,
West Indian Canadian; and Ellen Pond, white
Canadian.
Masala
Srinivas Krishna, director
Canada
THE CRASH
Anjula: My grandmother was in the Air India
crash, so this movie brought home a lot of things for
me; I kept remembering all the people at the airport.
The crash seems to have been forgotten, by the
government and many people; it's necessary to
remind people that it happened. Masala addressed
many issues around the Crash, so this was central to
bow I felt about the movie. When the crash happened
in the movie, it reminded me that I am an Indian in
Canada; I was reacting physically.
Nikola: Opening with the crash scene was like a
swift kick in the gut. It hit home because I'd heard it
in the news in the style of *a plane went down, 2
Americans killed"—the media statistic became a
reality; this happened to people in Canada.
Ellen: Yeah, first seeing the people who were
killed as passengers meant that when the crash
happened, it had a lot of impact, it disrupted the
news way of presenting tragedy. And having the
airplane as a continuing theme throughout the movie
kept bringing up the issue of links between India and
Canada.
INTERNALIZED RACISM
Nikola: I got the sense that Krishna's (the
character) internalized racism largely accounted for
his not being on the plane. So that compounded his
guilt. There is an interplay between his internalized
racism as exemplified by him calling other people
Taki" and the external racism he encounters. This
radiates out to a crisis between the individual and
collective (family/community) responsibility.
Anjula: The internalized racism brings to mind
my own experiences, of denying that part of myself,
disassociating from my own background and from my
own history. For me, this movie is part of a process to
start reclaiming and understanding my own history.
RACISM
Nikola: I felt that Srinivas Krishna's treatment
of racism was not that impressive—it was heavy-
handed and not subtle,
Ellen: Doesn't this mean that white Canadians will
be able to disassociate themselves as racists?
Nikola: Yeah, what I constantly hear from (white)
Canadians is a perception of racism as a historical
reality—not something that occurs in the presei-,*
tense. The focus here is on a KKK type of physical and
verbal aggression whereas racism exists on a continuum where sticks and stones/name calling is at one
extreme but a lot is more subtle, for example, being
asked where you're from.
Ellen: Don't you think the film dealt with some of
the Canadian institutions that practice racism? T/iV*
the slapstick portrayals ofthe Minister of
Multiculturalism and the Mounties. And also showing
the pretentiousness of the white man who says, "Hi,
Fm John Macdonald, not any relation to Sir John, Pm
afraid."
Anjula: That helps people to understand whu., £- ►«•
on with stereotyping. 4.
Nikola: Yeah, it turns the tables around.
Ellen: For once, white people are not controlling
the portrayals of themselves.
Nikola: You can see the government approach to
people of colour in Canada: come to our table, play by
our rules, or else you're criminals.
WOMEN
Anjula: I was bothered by the portrayal of Indian
women. First, the one having the arranged marriage.
In my experience, arranged marriages dont happen
like that in Canada—women aren't in traditional
Indian clothing, and we aren't passive. It seemed like a
white person's perception. Maybe Sriniyas Krishr»a w»s
poking fun at that
Ellen: Yeah, because it turned around when Ami i
met her privately.
Anjula: And so she ends up rejecting him. I also
thought that Eita was very real; I could identify with
her.
Ellen: I liked the scene with Eita and her siste-
because it was very complex and opened a lot of
questions.
Nikola: It had the same kind of richness as the
women's war council scene in Jungle Fever.
Ellen: I liked the grandma.
Anjula: My first perception of her is of her watching videos, what is it like for her in Canada? She's cut
off; Ithought of my grandma's experience when si—
came to visit Canada for six months.
Ellen: My first impression of her is with all the
kitchen gadgets; you can't separate traditional and
modern, you can't dichotomize people,
Nikola: She was just a really good grandma too;
her gestures and facial expressions remind me of my
own grandma.
Sheep safe in wolf's den
By Morgan Maenling
Mi
Y gaze met Rutger Hauei^s
cool, grey-blue eyes, as he turned
and smiled from across the room. I was
relieved that he didn't leap across the room
in the form of a platinum-haired Replicant.
INTERVIEW
Rutger Hauer
I grinned at him like a happy child. As
we sat down, he flashed his lower teeth.
Then I knew. He was going to have me for
lunch.
You seem to be very good at
playing characters with very extreme
physical and emotional lives.
Thats my European background, I
think. That's exactly what I'm here for. I
take American projects but I open them
up. A lot of things are too limiting here.
The people that I play are not small.
They're bigger than me.
I like to see bigger than life people/1
want to tell a story I feel has a little mpre
imagination...a little more power, grit,'
edge.
Can you play these characters
because they are a part of you? Do
you live a lifetime every day?
Some of it is me...some of it is, I don't
know., .some of it just comes from a place
we don't know. Maybe it comes from two
parents who have not been able to blossom. I'm not doing this for them, but I do
feel that it fulfills a need that they didn't
fulfill for themselves. I get joy out of this
when it works. And it has worked quite a
few times for me.
What's important to you besides
acting?
(long pause...)
I like to build things with my hands. I
like to explore...I like to write...
What do you write about?
I write poetry, I can't help myself. I
write diaries and poetry. I wrote a novel a
long time ago and lost it...
Oh no...
Yeah, I wrote a sort of a hundred page
novel, but ifs sort of too bad. I don't know
what happened to it. There are lots of
projects that I want to do. I've been digging
into my trunks for the stuff that I really
like. I want to see if I can drag them to the
screen.
Can you tell me a little bit more?
It's called Rain Dogs, and it's about
four criminals who are in an institute
where they are getting treatment. Ifs
about the games we play...if s about us.
The scripts are starting to look good now.
Would you like to write your own
script?
Fd like to, but I don't think I can. For
some reason I don't feel that it's there. If I
want to write something Fd rather write
something that is not a script.
Is there a specific character from
a novel or play that you would like to
do in a film?
The Vampire Lestat. Interview With
A Vampire. Anne Rice. I want to do that.
I've been waiting for that to come alive
and it will be great. There are plays that I
want to do at some point.
Will you tell me what they are?
The play is called Light After Mid-
raHiK£swritten by a lady who lives
'in Vancouver n&s a German officer
torturing...Ifs a conversation between a
Jewish woman and la German officer, and
they fall in love while they're talking. Its
Very beautiful and its-very under the skin.
I love that dance/that we do. Fm doing
this dance and thaf is/only the outside. The
inside is a totally different story. I love
that. The truth abgut who we are is so
hidden we do^even know it sometimes.
sejhatin-eharacters. I guess ifs a
form of understatement. I want to feel
that characters have space, room. You
can't really explain anybody. You know a
lot ofthe characters you see in films are so
small you don't feel that they have a life.
Ask me a stupid question...
No! Ha, ha. You want to answer
it?
Of course I will.
I sort of censored myself before I
came here.
I feel it—you shouldn't have done
that.
Tell me about a particular European film that you've made and liked.
A film that I did that I liked a lot but
ifs not been distributed here is The
Legend Of The Holy Drinker. Its about a
guy who very gently drinks himself to
death. It hasn't been released here
because its supposed to be an art film. It
will come but it will take time. The latest
part of my work will reach America in ten
years.
Why don't you do many press
interviews?
I think, uh...I don't belong. I don't
belong to the press. A little bit, but not
that much. I talk to you and you're going
to write about this. And I feel fine with
you. That's not always the case.
Do you have more freedom being
an actor in spite of all the drawbacks,
than say if you were a bricklayer?
Yes. Absolutely. If you don't have it,
creativity that is, it won't bother you. I
work in a free place. Although there are a
lot of rules, the place where I work really
is one ofthe few free places ofthe mind. I
work where people play. I play with them
and that's the beauty of it. It's a very
delicate position, there are ugly sides but
as long as I keep my eyes open...
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6/THE UBYSSEY
October 22,1991
October 22,1991
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UBC tops in Canada West field hockey
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Thunderbirds won
the Canada West women's field
hockey championship in Calgary
over the weekend, and earned a
shot at a national university title
in the process.
But it wasn't easy.
Heading into the third and
final tournament of the Canada
West season, the Thunderbirds
were without their two top players. Centre-forward Helen
Birchell, who also missed the
second tournament, was still in
New Zealand with the Canadian
Olympic team playing a qualifying
tournament. And right halfback
Sarah Pranks was out with a broken finger suffered in a tune-up
game againstthe UBCmen'steam.
Moreover, after losing their
opener to the University of
Manitoba Bisons 1-0, UBC was
held to a draw by the winless
University of Alberta Golden Bears
on the opening day.
Meanwhile, the University of
Victoria Vikings, UBC's main
competition for the Canada West
title, won both their contests and
were poised to take the champion
sWp.
But just as all was at it's darkest for the Thunderbirds, they got
a break. The Pandas tied UVic 0-0,
after UBC beat Calgary 1-0 on a
Sheena Scott penalty stroke, to set
up a deciding game against UBC.
"I was certainly concerned after Alberta tied us and UVic got
those two wins, but when I saw the
score between UVic and Alberta, I
started thinking we had a chance,"
said UBC coach Gail Wilson.
And the Thunderbirds took full
advantage ofit. Maggie Watt scored
the only goal in UBC's 1-0 victory
over the Vikings to wintheCanada
West.
Winningthe Canada West title
earns the Thunderbirds a berth in
the CIAU championships in
Halifax over the November 1-3
weekend, giving them a chance to
defend the national championship
status which they captured last
year.
By that time Birchell will be
back. But Wilson said winning
without their star player gave the
Thunderbirds aboostofconfidence.
"It was tremendous to win
without Helen Birchell," Wilson
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Cursed UBC footbirds suffer yet
another late game collapse
by Mark Nielsen
It's like a curse. Give the UBC
Thunderbirds aleadand just afew
minutes to go in a football game
and as sure as the clock ticks to
zero, they'll collapse.
And this weekend was no exception as the Thunderbirds held
a ten point lead going into the
fourth quarter and ended up losing
21-20 to the University of Calgary
Dinosaurs.
The difference thistime turned
out to be a 36 yards field goal by
the Dinos' Bruce Parsons with 1:24
left to play—just another addition
to the Thunderbird's record of woe
this season which has included:
• A 20-17 loss to cross-town rival
Simon Fraser University Clansmen in the annual Shrum Bowl
clash on an 18-yard field goal with
ten seconds left.
• A 24-23 loss to the University of
Saskatchewan in Saskatoon after
the Huskies score a single with
two seconds remaining by punting
the ball through the endzone. UBC
was up by ten with less than three
minutes to play.
• Humboldt State, an NCAA division II school, scored a touchdown
with less than three minutes to
play to defeat the Thunderbirds
35-30 in Areata, California last
weekend.
"I don't know what it is," said
a distraught Frank Smith, head
coach of the Thunderbirds. "The
other teams are just working hard
and coming through when they
have to."
And the Dino's are on an
emotional upswing having won
their last three games after losing
their first three ofthe season, the
win streak beginning with a 34-17
win over previously undefeated
Saskatchewan.
"I guess the game against
Saskatchewan we had to win," said
Dino's coach Tony Fasano. "And
then we beat Alberta and we beat
UBC tonight so we're right in the
running."
Although the outcome was a
big setback for the Thunderbird's
hopes of coming out ofthe Canada
West scramble with a playoffberth
they still have a chance.
"If we beat Manitoba this
weekend and Saskatchewan the
next, then well be in the playoffs.
If we lose to either of them, we'll be
out," Smith said.
To beat either team, however,
the Thunderbirds will have to
generate some offense. UBC stayed
in the game more by virtue of big
plays and breaks than any kind of
sustained scoring drive.
UBC's first touchdown came
after linebacker Glen Roberts recovered a fumble on Calgary's two-
yard line as a result of a botched
puntreturninthe second quarter—
running back Brad Yamaoka getting the major.
And the next one was set up by
a 33-yard pass and run play by
wide receiver Mark Nowotny, who
also roped in a 19 yard pass for the
ensuing touchdown to put UBC up
20-10with9:23toplayinthefourth
quarter.
That was when Calgary went
to work as they put together a
classic drive to score the touchdown
they needed to keep their season,
much less their hopes of winning
the game, alive.
Over the span of 6:17, Dinos
quarterback John Kalinmovedhis
team 69 yards in 17 plays including two successful third down
gambles before carrying the ball in
from the one yard line for the
touchdown, also on a third down
play.
What'smore, Kalinfound wide
receiver Mike Freiter in the end
zone for a two point convert to
move Calgary to within a 20-18
difference with 3:01 to play.
UBC got the ball for all of
three plays before a shanked punt
put the Dinos on the Thunderbird's
35-yard line from where Parsons
scored the winning points.
The Thunderbird's were able
to get possession two more times.
But Calgary recovered the ball
afterstrippingitfromrunningback
Brad Yamaoka as he tried to eke
out some extra yards on the first
drive. And the next drive was ended
when Dino linebacker Steve
Hudsoninterceptedan errant pass.
The Thunderbirds, who now
have awon-lost record of 3-3, travel
to Winnipeg to play 4-3 Manitoba
this Saturday before returning
home to host Saskatchewan on
Saturday, November 2 at
Thunderbird Stadium.
Bird droppings — Dino's running back Craig Kittleson broke
the 1,000 yard barrier for the season as he covered 72 yards on 22
carries against the Thunderbirds.
Nowotny gained 91 yards and
a touchdown on five receptions
while Yamaoka ran for 74 yards
and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Danielsen was good on 15 of
27 passes for 219 yards in the air,
while the Thunderbirds got another 97 yards rushing for a total
of 314 yards while Calgary got 260
yards in net offence.
said. "And now shell be back in
time for the nationals."
•UBC's Maggie Watt was named
Canada West player ofthe week
for her game-winning effort.
Wilson said the pairing of
Sam LaRiche and Sheena Scott
at the halfback positions was a
big factor in holding UBC in the
games with Franks out of action.
Junior varsity players Jessica Bratty and Andrea Bamfield
were brought up to fill out the
spots made vacant by the absence
of Birchell and Franks.
Vikings
fall to
T-birds
by Gerry Johnson
Justice prevailed for the UBC
Thunderbirds in a pivotal Canada
West men's soccer contest against
the University of Victoria Vikings
at O.J. Todd Field on Saturday —
it just took awhile.
With only three minutes to
play, Mike Mosher picked up an
errant UVic clearing ball and sent
a 25 yard rocket screaming by
shell-shocked Viking keeper
Adrian Lise into the top right
corner to give UBC a 1-0 victory.
The goal came after the
Thunderbirds were unable to convert on a number of opportunities
earlier in the game.
"Justice was done today as we
deserved to win after missing five
glorious scoring chances in the
second half. We were pressing and
looking for the win while UVic just
sat back and looked for the tie,"
said UBC coach Dick Mosher.
Of his goal, Mike Mosher, the
UBC and Canadian Olympic team
captain was a bit tongue-in-cheek:
"Yes, when I picked the ball up I
was aiming for this small spot in
the top corner. ..actually I just took
the shooting opportunity, we
scored, and won a deserved victory.''
UVic Coach Bruce Wilson,
Canada's captain in the 1986
World Cup, agreed but from a
different point of view, Tm satisfied with the way our team battled
UBC, but on the run of play, I can't
say they didn't deserve their victory even if it came as a result of
our defensive mistake."
Both the Thunderbirds and
the Vikings needed a win to keep
alive their chances of capturing
the 1991 CIAU Canada West title.
And with the victory UBC, currently in second place, heads into
a November 1 showdown against
current first place Alberta at the
O.J. Todd Fields.
The first half was indeed a
battle. With both sides content to
play a typically Canadian, long
ball, tight tackling game, little
quarter was given. The only real
chance came when Lise somehow
saved Colin Pettingale's close
range thigh shot on the line in the
39th minute.
Coach Wilson seemed to be
pleased with the score line at half
time. "Keep it tight at the back.
The longer the game is at 0-0, the
better our chances of winning," he
told his squad.
However, UVic's tactics of
maintaining the status quo backfired in the second half. While the
Vikings sat back, UBC swarmed
the UVic net for 45 minutes.
With   Mosher   and   Neil
continued page 12
8/THE UBYSSEY
October 22,1991 An open letter to
UBC instructors:
Please allow me to introduce
myself, for you probably don'teven
know my name. I am your client,
your customer and your patron,
your raiaon d'etre out here: your
student.
I am also your fellow victim of
bureaucracy in this institution of
higher learning.
Every year I start out on what
shouldbe the simple transaction of
paying for your services to study in
your area of specialization; in short,
Ihavepaidforateacher to instruct
me. But the reality is that quite
often I receive an instructor whose
main concern is publication, or
research, or hauling in apay cheque
while busy with other matters—
such as business, perhaps—and
teaching is obviously not his main
objective or talent. When this occurs, both you—the instructor—
and I—the student—are shortchanged in what should be a mutually satisfying situation.
If this is the state of affairs on
campus, there is very little a student or instructor can do to change
the system. But maybe we can
help each other to find a more
productive relationship which will
promote learning and diminish the
rampant alienation that is present
here in many classrooms.
Provided below is a checklist
of basic criteria for effective
teaching. Perhaps your students
will check off areas for you to consider, and possibly they will leave
these in your mailboxes. Perhaps,
also, your students will take this
opportunity to let you know
whether you are doing a terrific job.
My intent in writing this letter is
not only to provide some constructive criticism, but also to encourage
some positive dialogue.
1. Do you make eye contact
with your students?
2. Do you speak clearly and
project your voice?
3. Do you speak simply, using
as little "techno-jargon" as possible?
4. Do you answer questions
directly and graciously?
5. Do you motivate your students with positive feedback?
6. Do you vary your style and
procedures (audio-visuals, group
discussions, presentations, etc.)
and avoid the "talking head" syndrome?
7. Do you provide enough time
to meet with students outside of
class (sufficient office hours, group
tutorials, etc.)?
8. Do you transmit an enthusiasm for and an interest in the
subject matter to your students?
9. Do you have a cohesive,
focused curriculum that builds
logically and sequentially?
10. Are you objective about
your material, or do you promote
your own personal views to a fault?
If any instructors would like
to comment or offer a rebuttal, I
hope that they will do so.
More dialogue on this subject
could only be beneficial for us all.
Yours truly,
A Concerned Student
In response...
^ This letter is in response to
^ Jason Ford's letter in response to
my letter in response...
My intention in writing my
firstletter was simple. Ihoped,but
failed, to open Jason's eyes to the
world outside of Tory party poli-
"*   tics. But, alas, he once again
E>  showed us his myopic (spelling
error acknowledged) views that
everything revolves around his pet
concern—federal debt. If only social
problems could be solved so easily.
So this time I will simplify the
argument and try to get down to
real situations.
I ask Jason, do you think the
average farmer on the Prairies is
concerned with the debt when they
are faced with bankruptcy and
prices lower than during the depression? 1500 farmers turned out
to a meeting asking the government to help keep them in the
farming business.
How do you think a family in
the East End of Vancouver who
have just scraped enough money
together to send their child to
university would react to your
suggestion that tuition fees should
be increased to a level you can
afford?
Do you really think these
people would agree with you that
every government decision should
revolve around debt payments
rather than concern for the well-
being and betterment of Canadians?
How do you justify holding
people with clerical positions to a 0
per cent increase when inflation
and interest rates are as high as
they are? Does it seem fair toyou to
cut someone's real wages and let
them sag lower on the economic
scale?
Here is a little more reality.
Canada has the highest per capita
debt of the Group of Seven countries, and one ofthe lowest corporate tax levels of any industrial
nation. Britain has little or no debt
and one of the highest corporate
tax rates. I sense a pattern here.
This country has a horrid
history of pandering to business,
from the land given away to the
Hudson Bay Company and Canadian Pacific right up to the present.
Yes, these corporations should pay
for the social programmes, regional
development programmes, environmental cleanup programmes,
and all the other programmes
which benefit them. This includes
welfare and UI systems which leave
a ready pool of workers for industry to choose from.
My final point is about Jason's
rebuttal to what he perceived as a
criticism of his fashion sense. Nowhere did I criticize the way he
dressed, I do not advocate Eat the
Rich T-shirts and Doc Martin boots
are far too rich for my blood. My
point was that Jason is a member
ofthe elite. He, like myself and the
vast majority of people at this
university, is privileged. Education should not be a privilege, it
should be a right. Why should only
those people with money be able to
afford to get the education needed
to get a good job? All this does is
support the existing hierarchy to
the benefit of those at the top—us.
I suggest Jason take a walk
down on Powell Street, between
Carral and Main at about 8:00 on a
Saturday morning. Ask the people
you meet down there about federal
debt and suggest to them various
ways of cutting back their life line.
Get some humanity Jason.
Martin Chester
CUP BC Bureau
Powerful press?
And now, for those of you
confused about feminism, Ubyssey
staffer Greg Davis and Arts student Debra Gordon offer enlightening insights in their separate
letters in the Oct 8 edition.
Firstly, Greg, perhaps you
could explain to us how "shoving
(an idea) in everyone's face* will
win them over. As someone who
became a feminist without the
moral guidance of The Ubyssey, I
would venture to suggest a less
confrontational approach. Ideologies are rarely acquired through
indoctrination by the university
press; if your goal (besides reporting the news of course) is to convince people of something you believe is right, facts and logical ar
guments have an odd way of being
more effective than arrogant
preaching. Incidentally, if men are
as oppressed as women by the patriarchal system, why do only
women write for your annual
feminist edition?
Turning to the practical matters of feminism, Debra Gordon in
her letter encourages women to
stop "moaning* about the problem
of sexual assault and to stay home
after dark unless an escort is
available. This is sound advice, if
severely limited in practical value.
Many assaults happen in broad
daylight, and the majority of victims .are raped by someone they
know. This is not a problem limited to undesirables lurking about
B-lot after dark; in fact, it is much
more terrifying than that. Most
attackers are fathers, brothers,
uncles, cousins, friends and acquaintances. Gordon states, "Assaults cant happen if you don't put
yourself in a position to be assaulted". Exactly what is this position? How do you protect yourself from someone you trust?
Surely a rational feminist argument lies somewhere between
self-righteous rhetoric and the
notion that a societal sickness is
exacerbated by the actions of its
victims.
Anne Wittman
Biology 4
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what?
Dont be embarrassed if you
cannot define occupational therapy
or if you really dont even know
what it is. Many people have the
same problem. October 21-27 is
national Occupational Therapy
Week, so here's your opportunity
to find out what "OT" is all about.
Occupational therapy is a
health care profession that is part
of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. It works towards
maximizing the independence,
function and quality of life of individuals who have physical and/or
mental disabilities. With task
analysis and through the use of
therapeutic activity, skills training, environmental alterations,
education, innovative techniques
and assistive devices, occupational
therapy aims to assist the client in
improving or maintaining areas of
self care, work and leisure. But
what does this all mean?
It means that if you have a
child with cerebral palsy, the occupational therapist can assist you
in understanding the child's limitations and work together towards
promoting development of your
child's skills. The therapist uses
therapeutic play to help the child
develop to his or her optimum level
of function.
It means that if you have arthritis, the therapist can work on
joint protection techniques, energy
conservation and provide assistive
devices to prevent joint damage
and deformity so you can maintain
your present level of function.
It means that if your personal
independence is reduced due to
physical barriers, the occupational
therapist can assist you with adaptations and assistive devices.
Someone with an acute injury can
achieve a return to normal function
by intervention from occupational
therapy.
This is just a taste of what
occupational therapy is. An OT can
be hospital-based or community-
based, work with people who have
physical disabilities or mental
health problems. If you are interested in more information, visit
the occupational therapy booth in
the IRC during OT week. So, now
if someone asks you "What is OT,*
what are you going to say?
Nicola Walkey
Occupational Therapy 4
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Women's space
The Women's Centre in SUB is distinct
from the Women Students' Lounge and Office
in Brock Hall, in that it is run by students and
it is proactive rather than being simply informative.
There is a need for women-only space.
In lan act of resistance to a misogynistic
society, women students formed a space of
their own. Women can enter SUB 130 to be safe
-from violence, oppression and the perceptions
of men.
The much-needed space is there for all
women, whether they consider themselves to
be feminists or not It is a place to meet other
women, to discuss problems and ideas.
Although they work in tandem with
other women's organizations, the centre is
independent and functions specifically for us.
The environment is receptive to
women's concerns and frustrations. We can
take refuge from a misogyny-entrenched university and society, and can find support after
being sexually- and verbally-abused. The area
also serves to educate us about health-related
issues, upcoming social events and seminars.
Away from discriminatory remarks and
evaluations, most women find it a relaxing
atmosphere to talk, read, collect one's thoughts,
study or sleep.
The centre's collective is instrumental
in organizing protests such as the sit-in at the
WSO this summer, offers Wen-Li Do classes
and has a women's literature library.
All ofthe services which the Women's
Centre, as a women's space, provides are necessary to create a more positive environment
for women on campus.
The Women's Centre is inviting all
women to a coffee house this Thursday at
4pm, in our own space, and holds collective meetings Mondays at 12:30pm. Dykes
Unlimited holds a lesbian discussion
group at the centre on Thursdays at
12:30pm.
theUbyssey
October 22,1991
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Twas a braesy Tuesday morning when Anjula Gorgia invented politic*, little knowing
tha honor the was inflicting en Mike Coury and Ida descendant* for years to come.
Nikola Marin quickly realised the potential terror and, with Rob E. and Mike Goshko's
help,ereatedasumalBuddhist anarchy with french fries and Martin Chester's fascist
poodle. Helen WUloughby-Price, meanwhile, was developing a forward-looking
matriarchical realism on the banks of tha Euphrates, with Gerry Jonson and Patrick
McLoughlin as chief seers. Unfortunately, they didnt look back at Ken Hegan and the
proletarian scourge lad by Ellen Pond and philosopher-king Iain Duncan. Back on the
eastern sMhoarc*,DianeBudolfwas ertahHihingadyiMsty.named not after vaaes, but
after tha wiekammash ideals of Johanna Wickie. Mark Nielsen fled the political
hotbed to estabBsha heraritagain the mountains. Chung Wong waa the first of many
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Letters
Nothing to lose
As I'm sitting in my
dorm room writing this letter, the sounds around me
like the occasional car passing by my window and the
music from someone's stereo
down the hall all make this
seem like a perfectly normal
night in the life of a UBC
student. The only difference
is, the cars outside are driving on the left side of the
road and the people down
the hall are from Germany,
Australia, Hawaii, and Connecticut. The reason is because this is Kyoto, Japan.
Through the UBC Exchange Abroad Program, I
have been  studying at
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Ritsumeikan University in
Kyoto since May 8th of this
year. When I first arrived in
Japan, the initially overwhelming number of people,
lights and signs made me
feel as though I might have
made a mistake in deciding
to live halfway around the
world for a year. But as time
passed, I realized that this
was the best thing that I
could have done for myself. I
amlivingin aninternational
dormitory filled
with people from all parts of
the world and from all parts
of Japan. The city itself is
old, charming andfilled with
history and character. The
school is only a 15 minute
bike ride away where there
happens to be two of the
most famous temples in Japan. The courses Fm taking
are expertly taught by instructors trained in teaching foreigners. Now as a four
month veteran of studying
abroad, I cannot stress
strongly enough how important I think the "year abroad"
is to one's college career. Ifs
absolutely true when they
say "There's nothing to lose
and everything to gain."
Jenny Jea
Arts 3 (Japanese)
Small houses
save trees
Lefs stop logging our
1000 year old forests to feed
our frenzied consumption.
Instead, lefs move jobs to
education, child care, tree
planting, environment,
communication, and preventive medicine. Ill lower
my already modest consumption to save our rich
bio-diversity and to fund
lasting investment. And
many rich people in the
province, mostly Socreds,
can easily do the same.
There's already enough
wood and paper in society,
especially if it's re-used
properly. Lefs adapt to our
environment, not build huge
homes to separate us from
it.
John Lipscomb
MBA
Pains of racism not self-inflicted
We are writing this
letter to express our disgust towards a letter pub-
Kshsdin the "perspective"
section of one of the past
issuesofThe Ubyssey. The
contents ofthe letter are
clearly racist and offensive to all the minorities
in UBC, and specifically
the Chinese community.
The title of the article
"Discrimination comes
from actions, not race* is
the most stupid, dumbfounded, and bigoted expression I have ever read
in The Ubyssey. How dare
you insult the minorities
in this country in such a
naked manner? What is
the fundamental difference between this letter
and that published by the
racist EUS rag, last year?
Is the black youth recently killed by racist cops
in Montreal responsible
for his own cold-blooded
murder? Shouldthe people
of first nations be blamed
for longyears of repression
by the rule of a racist minority? Should gays and
lesbians be blamedfor gay
bashing and institutionalized homophobia? After
all, they all have a choice.
They can all "assimilate''
and avoid the "self-inflicted" pain of racism.
They can listen to the
thoughtful prognosis of
our expert on racism:
"most of the time when
people are discriminated
against, it is because of what
they do not what they are."
Gordon Chan must have
either been blind—or extremely wealthy—not to
have witnessed racism in
this country. Since whenhas
Canada been recognized as
the most tolerant country
towards minorities? I guess
incidents such as the racist
shooting and attacks against
the black
community
and the
refusal ofthe
Quebec government to conduct an inquiry into the murder of a
black man are problems of
assimilation. Andhow about:
—the recent "official findings" of institutional racism
in Manitoba which claimed
thatthe treatment of natives
by the court and police system in Canada is amongst
the worst in the world
—the shooting of Leo
Lechance, an Indian trapper, by a member of the
Aryan nations in Prince
Albert, Saskatchewan, and
his conviction of Involuntary manslaughter" by the
racist court system
—the support of the Canadian government—and not
the Canadian people—ofthe
genocide in Iraq, and their
silence towards the execution of Palestinians in the
"democratic* Kuwait
—the widespread support of
the Reform Party in this
province, with its attacks on
non-white immigration,
multiculturalism, and their
attacks on French language
laws in English Canada
—the recent expulsion ofthe
Social Creditcandidate from
standing for election in
Richmond because of links
to anti- Semitic and Nazi organizations
—or the fact
that your
most bigoted
letter has
been published in the perspective
section ofThe Ubyssey which
claims to follow anti-racist,
sexist, and homophobic
guidelines
Mr. Chan, I suggest to
you and those like you to
stop attacking Chung Wong
for having had the courage
to express his frustration
with the institutionalized
racism in this country which
he has chosen tofightagainst
instead of submitting, as you
have suggested minorities do
in "the most tolerant society
in the world."
The only way one can
fightracism is to understand
the reasons behind it, and
trytodestroyitfromitsroots.
It is no accident that during
the times of economic recession racist attacks on minorities increase. Racism is
used to divide the working
people of this country, so
that afewleeches can suck
our blood while we are
fighting each other. New
immigrants are not the
cause of unemployment
and economic recession in
this country; there is more
than enough resources for
everybody in this world and
especially in this country.
However, the majority of
the working people of this
country have to give up
most of the fruits of their
labour to a small minority
who have the control over
their livelihoods. It is not
new immigrants who have
helped themselves to 5-
digit bonuses, and are now
trying to legislate public
servants to accept a freeze
in their wages. The new
immigrants are not happy
working for minimum
wage; they are forced to in
order to feed themselves,
and live below poverty
level. So the "plausible solution" for combating racism is the working class of
this country—from whatever race or background or
sexual orientation—to
have one voice, and fight
the real villains—who are
not that difficult toidentify.
Siavash MassoumL
Graduate Studies
Yasmin Bayani,
UBC alumni and staff
10/THE UBYSSEY
October 22,1991 UEfliRS
I found
enlightenment at
kindergarten
As Colin Mills so appreciated
my views on the Gideon's wacky
book, the "New Testament," I've
granted his request to intensively
skim another of their works, the
"Old Testament." These Gideons
don't have much imagination in
the title department, do they?
One of the problems with the
"New Testament" is that it is boring. Well, if you thought that was
a yawn, the "Old Testament" is a
guaranteed insomniac cure. The
genealogies are more mind-numbing, the plots more pointless,
the overall message vaguer and
the multiple authors less cohesive.
Mr. Mills seems to intimate
that the "New Testament" has
some profound moral message.
Though there are some warm
cuddly bits (Love Thy Neighbor
etc.), I find some ofthe ideas of Mr.
Christ and his accomplices repulsive. Some examples are voluntary castration (Mt. 19:12), sexism
(I Cor. 14:34-35), and lying (James
2:25, Joshua 2:1-6). The "Old
Testament" seems even more reprehensible, urging mass murder
(Num. 31:15-18), polygamy (Deut.
21:15-17:1 don't object to this, but
some might), and total ostracism
of sick people (Num. 5:1-4).
I understand there is a cult
(among which Mr. Mills may be
numbered) that actually uses these
books as spiritual guides. Literary
considerations aside, it seems incredible that many intelligent
people (Mr. Mills presumably
among them, being a UBC student) can believe these implausible
meanderings to be non-fiction.
According to the "New Testament"
itself, people living at the time the
events allegedly took place felt that
to assert a man had risen from the
dead was absurd. Is the high intellectual tone of that hallowed
institution, The Ubyssey, to be
sullied with such drivel?
In my humble opinion, those
seeking spiritual and moral enlightenment would be better to turn
their attention to "All You Need to
Know You Learned in Kindergarten."
Bill Denham
Forest Science 2
Watch who you're
calling a rag, pal!
This letter is in response to "Cut
the crap" by F. Wong (known in
some circles as Rebel F) of Agriculture 4 (actually 5, but who's
counti ng?) in the Tuesday, October
8th issue of The Ubyssey. First of
all, what the hell were you trying
to say? Your letter demonstrated a
total disregard for the words cohesion and focus! I found it confusing
and without direction. Take for
example, you said, "If you didn't
like what Chung Wong had to say,
then hell, don't read it...we all had
a choice." Well Mr. Wong, how the
hell was someone supposed to know
what they wouldn't like until they
read it first? And what do you
mean by, "People should stop
blaming their own problems on
other people and innocent races"?
There is no substance in that
statement whatsoever! You also
say, "We have more serious problems to deal with than lack of fund
ing in education, increased tuition, and environmental problems." Come now, you're not saying that education and environment problems supercede the very
relations between human beings?
Are you? If you are, that is not only
a warped way of thinking, it is
downright perverse!
Here is the bottom line Mr.
Wong, I don't think that you had
the guts to commit to any of the
thoughtless statements that you
wrote. Since this is your last year,
you just wanted to get your blurb
into this rag of a paper. Give the
public something meaningful to
contemplate, not just a bunch of
rhetoric. Until you do, 111 be
watching...
N.Chan
Part-time Physicist and
Computer Scientist
Full-time Valet and
Rebel F Critic
Yeah, but you'll be
back!
Because I can spend a year in California
Because I can take classes not offered at UBC
Because I can meet some of the
"famous" profs in my field
Because I can "check out" the
American school system
Because I can live in a new country
(culture) for a year
Because I can take breaks at New
Port Beach
Because I can take day-trips to
San Diego
Because I can spend evenings in
LA.
Because I can spend term breaks
in Mexico
Because I have never driven the
Oregon/California Coast
Because I do not need an umbrella
Because...
As all of you are standing in
endless lineups for book purchases,
library cards, fee payments, or,
perhaps, for beer at the Pit, I wili
be lazily winding my way down the
Oregon coast—destination Irvine,
California. While you are reading
thousands of pages of text and
writing your first papers, I will be
stopping in San Francisco (with a
trip across the bridge to Berkeley);
detouring through the Napa Val -
ley; cruising the coast highway
through Huntington Beach, La-
guna Beach, Seal Beach...
Of course, my turn for lineups
and homework will arrive—on
September 3 Oth to be exact. Thi s i s
because this year "at" UBC I wf>l
be attending the University of
California, Irvine (UCI). The year
will go toward credit for my UBC
degree. One ofthe big advantages
is that I pay UBC tuition (rather
than exorbitant foreign student
fees) and retain my eligibility for
funding (student loans and scholarships) while spending the year
at UCI. Essentially this year "at"
UBC will be spent in sunny California.
The less "obvious" advantages
include the opportunity to take
classes not offered at UBC with
some of the well-known profs in
my field; the opportunity to meet
international students (on the
same exchange program) from
approximately 44 different countries; the opportunity to "check out"
the American school system; the
opportunity to live in a new environment for a year. Spending evenings in L.A, weekends at Newport Beach, and taking day (+)
trips to Mexico, San Diego, Arizona, etc. don't sound too bad either.
All of this is thanks to UBC's
Education Abroad Program (E AP).
In anticipation of the next nine
months at UBC "California," I urge
anyone interested in participating
in an exchange program at any of
the 11 California campuses to
consider EAP. There are also opportunities to attend universities
in countries other than the U.S.
Application deadlines will be some
time in December. If you are interested, contact Martha Kertys.
Ill be thinking of you wading
through those texts while I wade
through my maps. Good luck this
year at UBC "Vancouver."
P.S. I won't be packing my umbrella.
Erin Ferris
Arts 4 (Eng & Spanish)
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THE UBYSSEY/11 Puckbirds bounce back for win
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Thunderbirds made
up for something of a false start to
their Canada West hockey season
by beating the University of
Manitoba Bisons 3-2 on Sunday to
come away with a win and a loss in
a two-game weekend set.
The Thunderbirds lost 6-3 to
the Bisons the night before at the
Winter Centre after letting Manitoba jump to a 4-0 lead before
coming back with three unanswered goals—two of which were
shorthanded.
The Bisons put the contest out
of reach with two goals in a span of
42 seconds mid-way through the
third period but were unable to get
any kind of advantage over UBC
on Sunday after they settled down
to a tough, grinding game.
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"We don't have the ability to
score a lot of goals, but we take
care of our end first," Thunderbirds coach Mike Coflin said. "It
[the win] took an awful lot of hard
work."
The Thunderbirds scored
twice in ten seconds late in the
second period to jump to a 3-1 lead
but less than two minute later
Manitoba scored when UBC had
trouble clearing the puck out of
their own end ofthe rink.
The Thunderbirds kept their
composure in the third while goalie
Paul Hurl came up with some key
saves, stopping 31 shots in all.
"There was a lot of action, but
ifs my job to stop the puck and my
team certainly helped me outalong
the way," he said. "I never had a
shot for the first ten minutes ofthe
third period. Those guys were do-
ingareal good job so why wouldn't
I help them out?"
The goal scorers in the win
were Mike Ikeda, Casey McMillan
and Grant Delcourt. McMillan also
scored on Saturday and assisted
on markers by Rob Gagno and
Gregg Delcourt.
Goalie Gord Besse made 28
saves in the loss, but Coflin said he
had planned to use both goalies
regardless ofthe outcomes.
The Thunderbirds head to the
prairies this weekend to play the
University of Regina Cougars on
Saturday and Sunday before returning home to host the University of Brandon Bobcats over the
November 1-2 weekend.
Soccer team wins
Continued from page 8
Wilkinson controlling the midfield
andPettdngale and Willie Cromack
bursting down the wings, UBC's
scoring chances abounded. After
only two minutes, Ric Celebrini
saw his 25-yarder hit the bar following a scintillating run on the
left by Pettingale. Mark Watson
had a header from a Wilkinson
free kick cleared off the line in the
73rd minute.
A few minutes later came the
most dramatic moment of the
match. Wilkinson received a return b-Jl from Cromack and struck
the far, left post from 15 yards.
Mosher, following up on the play,
chipped off the right post past a
bemused Lise.
The fact that Pat Onstad did
not have to make one save in the
second half is testimony to the
outstanding defensive performance by UBC's centerback pair-
ingof Gary KernandMark Watson.
The win extends UBC's CIAU/
NAIAunbeaten streak to 38 games,
(bullet) — The women's team,
meanwhile, tied Western Washington University 1-1 in an exhibition game at O.J. Todd earlier
the same day.
Both the men's and women's
teams travel to Calgary this
weekend to play the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs.
UBC rowers soaked but satisfied.
T-bird rowers big
in the Big Apple
by Patrick McLoughlln
The UBC men's heavyweight
coxed four crew started their season with a big win at the Head-of-
the-Hudson Regatta in New York
City last weekend.
The crew of Jack Walkey, Rick
Smith, Andrew Walker, Mike
Rekrutiak (stroke), and coxswain
Heather Feeney trounced the
competition by over six minutes on
the Peekskill River.
Representing the only Canadian men's crew at the race, the
four rowed smoothly through
treacherous morning conditions.
When asked what their strategy was, cox Heather Feeney replied, "As my microphone wasn't
very audible under three-foot
waves, we scrapped any formal
race plan and simply rowed hard."
Feeney guessed that point of the
race came when Rekrutiak told
her to shut up and bail.
Included amongst the 30 crews
competing with UBC were
Princeton, Columbia, Boston University, and a strong boat from
Tokyo, Japan.
The crew and coach Joe Dowd
were ecstatic to get an opportunity
such as this and made certain that
the funding was well-founded.
With the regular west coast
schedule fast approaching, the
men's crew are anxious to continue their undefeated season by
disposing of rivals UVIC.
"We're looking to win everything this year," Smith said. "We
will take no prisoners."
This weekend, all UBC CTews
will be racing at the Head- of-the-
Gorge Regatta in Victoria.
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Humanities, Social Sciences
and French and English language courses to students who have
the equivalent of one year of university studies.
Students may qualify for Federal/Provincial student assistance
programs (loans and bursaries).
For information, call or write:
UNIVERSITE CANADIENNE EN FRANCE
Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury,
Ontario P3E 2C6. (705) 673-6513, Ontario (800) 461 -4030   or
UCF, 68 Scollard Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C2
(416) 964-2569, Ontario (800) 387-5603, Canada (800) 387-1387.
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Wed.-Oct. 30, 1991
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SKI TO WORK THIS WINTER!
Cypress Bowl/Hollybum Ridge downhill
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dependable, energetic people for the follow-
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• Food & Beverage    • Ski school
•Clerical/Sales • Ski Patrol
• Lift Operations       • Cashiers
• Maintenance • Janitorial
• Rental Shops • Retail
• Equipment Operators
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ON THE BOULEVARD
Hair Care Services
Esthetician
$2.00 off cut
with presentation of this ad
Offer Expires Nov. 5
Suntanning Special
10 sessions for $39"°°
5784 University Blvd.
UBC Village
224-1922*224-9116
12/THE UBYSSEY
October 22,1991

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