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Array the Ubyssey
Fornicating since 1918      Vancouver, B.C., Friday, February 1, 1991
AIDS activists protest premier
Vol 73, No 33
BC's health
care policies
are targeted
in an angry
demonstration
by Paul Dayson
Before facing the press as part
of his "State ofthe Province" television broadcast, premier Bill
Vander Zalm had to deal with a
pack of demonstrators angry with
the B.C. government's AIDS policies on Tuesday night.
While about 30 members of
the AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power (ACT-UP) blocked the entrance to the U-TV studios, others
smeared ketchup on the windshield
of Vander Zalm's car.
One protestor, John
Kozachenko, was arrested after he
tried to crawl under the car. As
police pinned him to the ground
and handcuffed him, Kozachenko
shouted, "Free AZT."
An AIDS patient faces paying
as much as $700 per month for the
AZT drug treatment in B.C.—the
only province in Canada that bills
those infected with the HIV virus.
ACT-UP also wants the province to distribute condoms to inmates and provide the funding it
has promised to help fight the
spread of AIDS amongintravenous
drug users. The BC Ministry of
Health rates the AIDS crisis as its
12th priority.
Vander Zalm was at the studio
for the televised press conference
that followed his taped message to
the province broadcasted
throughout BC
"I have AIDS, I have rights,"
yelled one protestor.
Other demonstrators shoved
condom packets through the crack
of an open window and affixed a
sticker reading "The AIDS crisis is
not over" to it.
Two demonstrators on the
hood ofthe car were roughly thrown
to the ground by plain clothes security guards as protestors were
pushed back by police. Vander Zalm
was then quickly ushered in by
security.
When Vander Zalm left, he
exited by the rear doors avoiding
the four or five demonstrators who
AMS asked to take a
stand against Gulf war
AIDS activists try to bring light to the continuing AIDS crisis and provincial government inaction. Vancouver
police provide security for Vander Zalm roughly handling the demonstrators and arresting one.
still remained.
"I was chanting, then I was
grabbed by the officer and thrown
to the ground," said ACT-UP
member Ken Walker, 33,
recounting his treatment by the
police.
When questioned about ACT-
UFs methods, spokesperson Kevin
Robb said, "It's one of the ways.
Every method is being tried to get
the message across.
"People are throwing themselves in front of automobiles to
get people to pay attention," he
said.
Also noted by ACT-UP members was the lack of identification
badges that uniformed police officers are required to wear.
"Did you all forget your
badges?" Walker asked a group of
officers. "I didn't realize that Mr.
Vander Zalm had his own
unmarked police force."
According to Robb, AIDS is
the leading cause of death for
women in New York between the
ages 25-35.
"Do we have to wait until the
situation is that bad before we do
something here?" he said.
The Vancouver Police Department Public Relations' Office
did not return phone calls.
STAFF PHOTO
by Dale Fallon
A motion to adopt an official
AMS position condemning
Canada's involvement in the Gulf
War will be debated at next
Wednesday's students' council
meeting.
As worded presently (subject
to amendment), the motion would
see council oppose "Canada's participation in an offensive military
capacity in the war against Iraq."
Vancouver School of Theology
(VST) rep Brian Burke initiated
the motion which may see heated
discussion about whether council
has the mandate to pass such a
resolution on behalf of the student
population as a whole.
Burke said the AMS is "precisely" the body to address such a
motion because its members are
elected by students to represent
their interests.
Crank caller harassing UBC
Several women employed by
the university have recently received obscene phone calls from a
man posing as a police officer.
One angry woman who received a call said the obscene caller
explained to her that he was with
the police and that he had the
caller on another line. He then said
he would put him on the line after
explaining to her that she should
follow the caller's instructions and
that the police would be monitoring the call.
The woman warned that this
call did not actually come from the
police.
"If anyone gets the call, don't
be afraid to give the police a call
and don't give any personal information," she said.
The UBC branch ofthe RCMP,
however, refused to comment on
anj' incident of this sort.
A spokesperson from the UB C
Centre for Women's Studies said
they were aware of this caller.
"He's been around for a while
and the campus police are aware of
it," she said.
"It appears that it is an on
goingproblem. It was a problem in
October and November and it still
appears to be a problem," she said.
The spokesperson advised
women to take great care not to
give any information to the caller.
"If someone calls up saying
it's the police you should probably
hang up and call back," she said.
"If you hang up or tell him you're
on to him, maybe he will stop."
An ex-UBC student said
keeping a whistle by the phone
andblowingit in his ear might also
be an effective way to dissuade
him from calling again.
"I think it imperative that any
discussion of the issue of war
(which is at some level goTng to
affect students at UBC) be initiated at the student council level,"
he said.
Last week the VST Students
Association all but unanimously
passed (there was one abstention)
two motions regarding the war
and Canada's participation in it.
The UBC School of Social Work
Students Association has also
taken a dissenting stance and has
organized a march and rally
scheduled for noon on Friday,
February 1.
However, concerns about the
AMS being the appropriate forum
for this debate may mean that the
resolution will have a difficult time
being adopted.
"Regardless of what motions
the AMS passes, Saddam is not
going to pull out of Kuwait, and
George Bush is not going to stop
pummelling him," said AMS coordinator of external affairs and
president-elect Jason Brett.
Brett predicted the debate
will "drag on much longer'than is
needed." Examples of things which
Brett believes the AMS actually
has a chance of affecting are: tuition fee hikes, programs offered
to students on campus, and ways
of improving voter turnout so that
quorum is met in elections.
Robin Wylie, spokesperson for
Students Against the Gulf War,
disagreed with Brett's assessment
and said he "unreservedly" supports the resolution.
"War forces questions onto the
agenda that people may not like
having to deal with, but they're
going to have to," Wylie said. "This
is not a war for social justice, peace
and freedom—it's a war for oil.
Canada's role is to support an unjust economic order."
Wylie cited several specific
reasons why students council
should oppose the war: cuts in
federal transfer payments affecting social programs (and particularly funding for post-secondary
education), the fueling of anti-
Arab racism at home, and the fact
that young Canadians will fight
and die in a "war for oil."
The Canadian Federation of
Students and its member associations have begun to actively participate in anti-war activities. The
University of Victoria Student
Society had an all day teach-in
early in January and a civil disobedience workshop was conducted recently at the Langara
campus of Vancouver Community
College. At Simon Fraser University, a motion to oppose the
war was tabled last week but was
referred back to the various
student unions for further discussion.
Burke, the first representative to fill the recently formed
VST position on council, is unsure
about how his resolution will be
received. He is most concerned,
however, with "at least starting
the education process" and less so
about the precise wording of
the motion which will be debated.
"I think it's important to try
to get people to think ofthe basic
moral issues which underlie our
participation in the war, and the
decision as to whether or not we
should continue with our present
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2/THE UBYSSEY
February 1,1991 mmm
BC faculty association supports
students' anti-tuition hike stands
by Martin Chester
Students should get the support ofthe UBC Faculty Association in their opposition to the above
inflation tuition increases proposed by UBC president David
Strangway, according to the Confederation of University Faculty
Associations of British Columbia
(CUFA/BC).
CUFA/BC presidentand UBC
professor of special education,
Marg Csapo, said the association
stated in a presentation to the
Smith Commission on the state of
post-secondary education in
Canada that "we support a freeze
to tuition fees until the state of
post-secondary education is fully
examined.
"Because the UBC Faculty
Association supports the CUFA/
BC, if you turned to the UBC Faculty Association, they should give
you some kind of support," Csapo
said, stressing that she did not
speak for the UBC faculty.
"We are concerned about what
happens to students. The university is made up of students, faculty
and administration. Whenever
one component is disatisfied it
affects the others," she said.
Csapo said support of specific
student actions or opposition to
any specific tuition increases
would be up to the faculty association involved. But CUFA/BC's
policy is that "any kind of change
should be a result of a detailed
review of the whole system."
A spokesperson for the UBC
Faculty Association said the association had not yet set a policy
on tuition increases.
"We haven't in recent history
taken a position on (tuition increases)," she said.
"We haven't discussed it. I
can't tell you either way. We are
playing a leading role in CUFA/
BC."
UBC Faculty Association
president William Cullen would
only reiterate the policy of CUFA/
BC, which he also stated in a
letter to AMS president Kurt
Preinsperg.
"We support the idea of there
being a freeze of fees until all
aspects have been investigated,"
Cullen said.
Preinsperg said, "It is a help
that the BC confederation of faculty associations has come out for
something as radical as a freeze
because the Alma Mater Society
is asking for only inflational increases."
Preinsperg said he did not
expect the UBC association to
come out with as strong a statement as CUFA/BC.
"I think the faculty association in many ways is in conflict. I
don't think they are decided," he
said.
"Many of the more responsible members of faculty realize
that feeding off the studentsis not
the way to go, others believe that
they will have an easier time getting money if they extort it from
students."
However, he was encouraged
by the change in the faculty
association's policy on tuition since
the last round of tuition fee increases.
"That is a far cry from a year
and a half ago when the faculty
association said the tuition increases are not linked to faculty
salaries and that," we sympathize,
but it's not our problem,"' he sai d.
"Our only realistic hope to
stop this three year extortion plan
is a very different provincial government than what we have right
now."
Strangway glib with
students1 questions on
proposed tuition hikes
Strangway says, "You don't know what you're
talking about" to a box of macaroni and cheese.
RLE PHOTO
by Michael Booth
Less than 150 students
turned up Wednesday to hear UBC
president David Strangway give
curt answers to their questions
about the proposed increases in
tuition.
The discussion, in which
Strangway fielded questions from
students about the tuition hikes,
was organized after Strangway
turned down a challenge for a debate with AMS president Kurt
Preinsperg.
"I felt this was an environment where I could dialogue with
students about issues," Strangway
said. "I know what Kurt's views
are and I wanted to hear students'
views."
Students asked Strangway a
variety of questions about the
proposed tuition increases and,
for his part, Strangway offered
stock answers. Two answers came
up repeatedly: "you don't know
what you're talking about," and
"we're going to have to work harder
on this."
Strangway was particularly
blunt with AMS president-elect
Jason Brett.
When Brett asked why UBC
would not follow the University of
Alberta's lead and encourage students to take their complaints
about university funding to the
provincial government,
Strangway said that Alberta was
a different situation. He went on
to say that Brett did not know
what he was talking about and
that Brett was not up to date with
facts.
Preinsperg said it appeared
that Strangway was losing his
composure at some points.
"As expected, the president
hadno trouble givingglibanswers
to student's questions,"
Preinsperg said. "The president
did not answer all the questions
and seemed on the verge of losing
his patience a few times."
"He said 'it's all written up
here, I've said it before and I won't
say it again.' By and large.
Strangway was clearly confident,
of being in an unassailable position of power and strength.
Strangway said afterward
that he was "disappointed that an
issue as hot as this should have
brought abetter turnout than was
here today."
Preinsperg said the poor
turnout was because students
have other things on their minds.
"Right now the climate or.
campus is one of non-activism;
that's what we are facing,"he said.
"What helped him (Strangway) is
that students—like everyone
else—are ashamed of fighting over
a relatively small issue like 10 per
cent tuition increases when
Canada is fighting a war."
Forum a start but more needs to be done
to counter discrimination on campus
by Mark Nielsen
The Engineering Undergraduate Society's Rights and
Freedoms Forum is a step in the
right direction, but more has to
be done according to Inter-campus Native Student coordinator
Bev Scow.
One of the panelists to take
part in the first of four open discussions making up the forum,
Scow said it is up to the individual
to learn more about how to deal
with discrimination.
"It's up to people to take responsibility for coming to the discussions and organizing themselves for constructive action,"
she said.
Moreover, Scow sai d a course
of some kind on discrimination
and its effects should be made
mandatory for all undergraduate
students attending UBC.
"By the time this (the forum)
is all over, we will still only be
touching the tip of the iceberg,"
she said.
The forum is part ofthe fallout from an edition of the engineering nEUSlettre published
last March that contained offen
sive material, particularly to Native people.
The nEUSlettre editor at the
time, Martin Sykes, was suspended from the AMS and the
university decided not to collect
EUS membership fees for the year.
The forum evolved from a
promise to hold a one-day conference on racism and a traditional
Native Potlatch into the series of
four public forums, the last of
which will be held on March 14—
the anniversary date of the
printing of the nEUSlettre in
question.
CBC television news anchor
Kevin Evans and EUS executive
member Ajay Agriwal moderated
the forum. In addition to Scow,
the panel included AMS president
Kurt Preinsperg and former UBC
chemical engineering instructor
Dale Maranda.
Scow said that the forum
showed there were a number of
people willing to think about the
issue, and that some good questions were asked by both Evans
and those attending.
"We've got a long ways to go
though," Scow said. "We've got to
take some kind of action to get to
the point where we (the UBC student body) really feel proud of
ourselves to do something about
the hurt that's on this campus."
Women's Centre co-ordinator
Linda Shout said she was encouraged by the number of people-of-
colour who came out but, like Scow,
said more must be done.
"I don't believe that simply
saying that discrimination in all
its forms exists doesn't mean it is
going to make people believe it,"
she said.
Shout also said she thought
some ofthe comments were reactionary and merely reinforcing old
attitudes.
"People kept coming up to the
mike to speak about reverse discrimination as if such a thing existed," she said.
EUS vice-president Evie
Wehrhahn said the forum allowed
people to "at least listen to the
other side and evaluate how they
feel."
The forum continues on February 15 beginning at 12:30, also
in the SUB Auditorium.
Two hospitalized as
violence closes Pit early
The UBC detachment of
the RCMP is currently investigating a bloody confrontation between a member of Pit
Pub security and a patron
which forced the Pit to close
15 minutes early on Wednesday night.
The RCMP will not comment on the incident but several eyewitnesses were horrified at what they described
as life threatening acts of violence.
Witnesses gave differing
accounts of the incident.
One eyewitness, who
would like to remain anonymous for personal safety, said
one employee went far beyond
reasonable conduct in throwing out the unruly patron.
"I saw the patron stumble
to his knees while being escorted to the rear exit," the
eyewitness said. "One doorman kicked the patron in the
face, rendering him unconscious, then grabbed the limp
patron's head and repeatedly
smashed it against the floor
until a large pool of blood accumulated.
"While his co-workers attempted to restrain him, the
doorman broke free and repeatedly kicked the still unconscious, bleeding patron in
the stomach. A few minutes
after the doorman was finally
restrained, the patron partially regained consciousness," the eyewitness said.
Another eyewitness defended the Pit employee's actions, claiming that the patron had first assaulted the
employee with a beer glass.
Afterwards, the employee, the patron and 16
witnesses were questioned by
the RCMP.
Employees who were
questioned saidtheycould not
comment because the matter
is under investigation.
AMS Food and Beverage
man ager Kate Gibson sai d the
AMS is also investigating the
incident.
February 1,1991
THE UBYSSEY/3 lilis!
Pacific Rim vital to BC economy
by Sharon Lindores
Pacific Rim trade will be very
important to the Canadian
economy in the future, according
to the speakers at a UBC Pacific
Rim Club event on Wednesday.
The event, called "What does
Canada need to be competitive in
the Pacific Rim?" drew approximately 115 to the Pan Pacific Hotel on Wednesday.
The speakers were optimistic
about future trade with the Pacific
Rim and said we must take initiatives to improve understanding
of the economic, political and cultural aspects of the Pacific Rim.
Other speakers stressed the need
for students to have better communication with the business
community.
Speaking on the topic of Pacific
Rim trade, Daniel Yiu, Senior
Manager of Asian Banking at the
Royal Bank of Canada, said: "The
ultimate goal is to reduce the Canadian deficit."
Yiu said that in order to do
this, Canada must look towards
the countries which border on the
Pacific Rim—Japan, Hong Kong,
South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand,
the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Due to political
instability in many of these countries, a lot of investment is made
by foreigners in Canada.
"Canada must maintain interest rates to attract foreign investors," Yiu said. "Thirty-five per
cent of Canadian bills and bonds
are in the hands of foreign investors."
Yiu suggested that Canada
look towards new markets in the
future, such as environmental
goods and services. He added that
we should recognize the potential
of Pacific Rim investors and employ
the advanced technology and communications available today.
"Canada needs a better understanding of the economic climate. Contracts are being lost to
Germany and Japan. Canada must
re-examine its strategy," he said.
Bob Wenman, MP for Fraser
Valley West, pointed out that
Canada did not have a Pacific Rim
policy 14 years ago but has since
come a long way.
He spoke ofthe importance of
networking and cultural interaction. Addressing students,
Wenman said, "Your future is
there, do not lose focus."
Nicholas Kovac, president of
the UBC Pacific Rim Club expanded on the necessity of communication. "As students, we don't
know what's happening in the
business community. We need
more vertical communication between the levels."
Gardner Wilson of the Asia
Pacific Foundation said competi-
tivenessin Asia isincreasing. Work
with the private sector and young
people is crucial and Pacific studies shouldbe available to all levels,
he said.
"Our ultimate aim is toinspire
young men and women to improve
linguistic skills, sensibility and
understanding of the Pacific Rim,"
Wilson said.
The UBC Pacific Rim Club also
works towards this purpose. The
club was founded in 1982 under
the sponsorship ofthe Institute of
Asian Research. The club meets
weekly to discuss the Pacific Rim
and related issues such as politics,
economics and culture.
Despite late cancellation of
Graeme MacDonald, president of
the Asia Pacific Foundation and
senator Pat Carney, the evening
was a success.
Rent break might allow theatre improvements
by Nadene Rehnby
UBC students couldbe watching better films in an improved
SUB auditorium as early as this
March.
If passed by the Student Administrative Commission (SAC),
an agreement between the AMS
and the Film Society will result in
the purchase of a new screen and a
35mm projector, said Michael
Gazetas, chair of Filmsoc.
"We already have a new sound
system," said Gazetas. "It will be a
completely new theatre.
"Students can expect Jesus of
Montreal, Blue Velvet, Cinema
Paradisio, not this Hollywood
drivel we've sometimeshad to show
in the past," Gazetas said.He added
that the new format will also result
in greater access to Hollywood films
before they are released on video.
Filmsoc negotiated the agreement with SAC after "convincing
the AMS that Filmsoc is experiencing loss of revenue because of
drop in attendance, and because
what's on 16mm is often not worth
seeing," said Gazetas.
A portion of profits from ticket
sales are presently deposited into
AMS general revenue for "rent."
Under the new agreement, those
profits will now be returned to improving the facilities, Gazetas said.
"The AMS has changed their
position to a more helpful one,
rather that a stiff, bureaucratic
rule without flexibility," said
Gazetas.
SAC secretary Martin Ertl
said he is pleased with the agreement. "It gives Filmsoc a better
chance to offer services to stu
dents," he said.
A portion of revenue will continue to be directed toward club
functions, which include supporting club filmmaking and independent student filmmakers. Club
members contribute volunteer
hours atfilm showingsin exchange
for using Filmsoc's services,
training and facilities.
Gazetas said some ofthe new
savings will be allocated toward
improving those facilities. "Well
actually have our own film studio
operating in SUB," he said.
Bill C-43
defeated in
Senate
The failure of Bill C-
43 Thursday afternoon
means that abortion remains legal in Canada.
Had the bill become
law, abortion would have
been placed in the
Criminal Code and a
woman would have been
required to obtain the
permission of one doctor
if she needed the operation. A failure to abide by
the law could have resulted in a prison term of
up to two years.
the bill, which had
passed its third reading
in the House of Commons,
went before the Senate
for the final vote on
January 24.
Before the vote took
place the senators were
warned that should C-43
be struck down, there
would be nothing to replace it. No amendments
were accepted.
A tie vote of 43-43
meant that the bill failed.
Federal justice minister
Kim Campbell has said
that the House of Commons will not accept any
new proposals governing
abortion.
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February 1,1991 NEWS
Child war victims to receive aid
by Kathryn Weiler
The fate of the most vulnerable victims ofthe gulf war—children—should not be lost in the
extensive coverage ofthe potential
death toll among soldiers and the
threat of further environmental
obliteration, according to the Save
the Gulf Children Organization
(SGC).
A spokesperson for the newly
formed Vancouver group and
mother of two, Janine Patterson,
expressed particular concern.
"Your outlook on life changes
entirely once you become a parent,"
Patterson said.
"The children are in the worst
situation. Children are the most
helpless and even if everyone in
Iraq agrees with Saddam Hussein's
actions, the children are still innocent and should not be punished."
Patterson said the aidis being
targeted toward Jordan and Iran
at the present—specifically the
refugee campsin Jordan—because,
unlike Iran, they are able to get
supplies into that country. However, the organization would like
to funnel aid into Iraq as soon as
possible.
Patterson also emphasized
that there will be no discrimination
toward different races and that
they are not giving aid exclusively
to Moslem children. Any childmade
a refugee by the Gulf war will be
targeted.
There are presently no statistics available regarding the numbers of potential children who will
be victims but Patterson said that
inevitably there will be numerous
orphans.
According to Namir Araji,
another spokesperson ofthe SGC,
"There are no exact figures [re
garding casualties] because the US
and Iraq are both playing a propaganda war."
The SGC is sending its financial donations through the International Development and Refugee
Foundation (IDRF), an organization based in Toronto.
Presently they are sending
money which will go towards the
purchase of baby formulas, first
aid kits and water purifying tablets. Later emphasis will be put on
cholera shots as the numbers of
dead in the streets increase."
Araji said he was optimistic
the aid will reach those in need. He
said the SGC made an arrangement that ensures the IDRF will
not take any administration costs.
This measure was taken to prevent
corruption and the syphoning of
funds—a common practice among
development agencies, according
to Araji.
BC activists coordinate Gulf
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by Kerry Sloan
Two Vancouverites—an artist and a journalist—are part of
efforts to protect the Persian Gulf
from further environmental damage.
Eco-artist Carl Chaplin and
journalist Randy Thomas have
offered to help coordinate the plans
of a North Vancouver oil cleanup
company to send sophisticated
cleanup vessels to the Persian Gulf,
where a huge oil slick threatens
marine life and vital desalination
plants.
Chaplin and Thomas are also
sending appeals to scientists and
environmentalists world-wide to
send ships to the Gulf to monitor
ecological damage.
The Vancouver pair, on a private peace mission to Amman,
Jordan, report that the first ship to
respond to their call is the 200-foot
Sea Shepherd II.
Paul Watson ofthe Sea Shep
herd conservation society has informed them that his ship will depart San Diego on February 4 to
monitor environmental damage in
the Gulf.
Chaplin and Thomas are also
awaiting word from Greenpeace
International and the Cousteau
Society on the possible deployment
of additional research vessels.
In related developments,
Chaplin and Thomas met with Dr.
Abdullah Toucan, top science advisor to King Hussein.
Toucan is concerned by the
release of Seranin, mustard gas
and other chemical agents after
the bombing of an Iraqi chemical
warfare factory at Samara.
Toucan also fears that since
the sabotage of a five mega-watt
nuclear plant in Baghdad, dangerously high levels of iodine, cesium
and other radioactive contaminants may be spreading throughout that city.
Toucan described the oily pall
of soot and smoke from a burning
Kuwaiti oil field at al-Wafra as
"more toxic than any chemical or
biological weapon at Saddam
Hussein's command."
Toucan told Randy Thomas
"The UN must demand an immediate cease-fire so that we might
study and discuss and present our
analysis of this environmental
crisis to the General Assembly."
"This is not a military or political call for a cease-fire, which
has little chance of success, but an
ecological call," said Toucan.
Dr. Toucan's report has been
endorsedbyDr. Carl Saganandby
Joe Farman, British discoverer of
the ozone hole, and other environmental scientists, but has been
rejected by UN Secretary General
Javier Perez de Cuellar.
"Mr. de Cuellar's refusal to
recognize the urgency of this situation is unacceptable," said Toucan.
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by Effie Pow
/think I want to fly.
I want to whirl in the
air until I'm dizzy, but
dancing until my head spins
might be the closest I will ever
get. According to 0 Vertigo
Danse, sometimes flying and
dancing can be the same thing.
DANCE
0 Vertigo Danse
Vancouver Playhouse
February 1 & 2
The Montreal dance company redefines movement and
space with dynamic acrobatics
under the guidance of Ginette
Laurin, the artistic director and
choreographer. Trained as a
gymnast, Laurin blends an
athletic touch with graceful
choreography.
Internationally acclaimed, 0
Vertigo Danse stretches the
parameters of human motion
with two compelling works:
Chagall and Don Quichotte.
Chagall is a piece in which
Laurin interprets Marc Chagall's
spirited paintings. Commissioned by the Montreal Museum
of Fine Arts, Chagall captures
the capricious imagery and
emotion ofthe Russian-born
painter's work.
"I like the way Chagall
paints 'personnages'—the way he
makes them fly. It was easy for
him. I have to deal with gravity.
"I have to create the illusion
of suspension between Earth and
sky. We create suspension by
using partners. Two people
dance together but one of them
never touches the floor," said
Laurin.
The dancers create the
illusion ofthe dancing in the sky
as they leap and tumble over the
diminutive rooftops of a miniature set of houses styled after a
Russian village.
O Vertigo Danse's piece Don
Quichotte is very loosely based
on Cervantes' book. Laurin
inventively takes elements from
the story and infuses them with
a flare of madness. For instance,
the piece opens in a mental
hospital where all eight dancers
are Don Quichotte.
"We chose different elements
from Cervantes' work: the horse,
Don Quichotte and Spain. The
dancers studied flamenco and
the castanets; we travelled Spain
so we felt the fashions," Laurin
said.
Modern dance in Canada is
considerably less prolific compared to Europe's circuit. "In
Europe we do about 50 shows
and in Canada, we do about ten.
In France the dance companies
are decentralized. They each
have their own theatre, so it is
easier to tour there.
"I think the physicality and
visuals are unusual aspects that
appeal to European audiences;
they appreciate the way we move
with different spaces. And the
theatricality is close to their way
of dance, especially in France.
For example, I also work with
characters but not narratives,
and in Germany dance has much
more dramatics."
Laurin has noticed the
varying responses O Vertigo
Danse receives from different
countries.
"When we travel, one
country is different from another. Usually Europe is very
warm. In Italy the audience
reacts out loud during the
performance, but in Germany
they are quiet until the end."
The Spanish frenzy and madness of O Vertigo Dance in "Don Quichotte."
by Raul Peschiera
^r^    iscovering poetry from
mm    this country is not easy.
M-^    There are so many poets trying
to find a certain voice; trying to
rediscover who and what they are that
discovering someone's rediscovery of
themselves can be somewhat tedious.
BOOK
The White Line
Daniel David Moses
Fifth House Publishers $10.95
But Daniel David Moses is not that
sort of poet. His poetry does not deal
with this struggle. Instead it tries, in
the midst of uncertainty and doubt, to
retain its voice. This voice, this identity
is corroding away, and this poetry tries
to preserve it.
Daniel David Moses is a member of
the Delaware Indian band and was
born on the Six Nations Reserve in
Southern Ontario. He is the founder of
the Committee to Re-Establish the
Trickster and a director ofthe Association for Native Development in the
Performing and Visual Arts. Though
The White Line is only his second book
of poetry, it displays the power and
craft of a more prolific poet.
The White Line is broken up into
three major sections. The first section
is called The Fall, the next is called
Ascension in June, and the final section
is called The White Line. Throughout
the book, the poetic voice is an internal
voice musing on the meaning and
importance of the land and on its
dislocation from the land.
The Song ofthe Worms, the first
poem of The Fall, begins:
I welcome worms who swim up
through the mud/by suggesting
they come in from the rain ./I'm just
another one ofthe Drowning/
and much friendlier than I've ever
been.
Displacement from the land is introduced. In this poem, the voice is
relaxed, almost comfortable with its
dislocation. But throughout the book,
the voice changes and fluctuates.
Some poems are written in italics,
some are written as monologues. But
the most important change in the book
is the change in tone. The voice
changes from content resignation to
melancholy to defiance then back
again. This tonal fluctuation indicates
that for the voice, or identity, to
survive, it too must change.
The only thing that is consistent in
the book is two parallel vertical lines on
the cover and on the right-hand side of
each page. What Moses wants to
emphasize is that the reader should not
look at these as separate lines but as
two lines defining one single white line.
Though the voice changes, these
lines are a reminder that the reader
must not only accept the fluctuating
tones but must find substance in the
invisible. This substance, this white
line, is the true identity.
In the final poem, The Line, Moses
plays with the definition ofthe word
"line." At once, a "line" is a phrase, a
link between two points, and a tool for
fishing.
In the end, nothing is certain and
everything is unknown.
Moses has written a challenging
and enjoyable collection of poetry. The
poetic voice is insightful and casts some
light on the nature of identity.
The White Line is a very unique
book of poetry but, like the end of The
Line, Moses only poses the question as
any meaning is completely arbitrary.
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February 1,1991 Magic and trickery in Seville
by Hadani
-m-^   egardless of one's knowl-
m^   edge of opera, the music
M. %/   from Rossini's Barber of
Seville usually strikes a few
chords. Even those whose first
exposure to the opera was the
Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd version
(no names mentioned) are likely
to be familiar with the famous
"Figaro, Figaro, Figaro" aria, as
well as its many other familiar
musical themes. The work itself
is in fact an excellent introduction to the world of opera, as its
light-hearted plot and amusing
characters are appealing to
almost everyone.
OPERA
Barber of Seville
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
until February 4,1991
The Barber of Seville is
based on the first of three
satirical plays by Pierre-
Augustin Caron de
Beaumarchais, an eighteenth
century Parisian playwright. The
second work, The marriage of
Figaro was adapted by Mozart.
Beaumarchais' plays are full of
sharp social commentary and
feature the barber, Figaro, as the
proletariat hero who fools his
masters with clever trickery and
witty games. So, below the
surface of The Barber of Seville's
fluffy boy-meets-girl plot lies
subtle social innuendo.
In the Vancouver Opera
presentation of The Barber of
Seville—co-produced with the
Edmonton Opera and the
National Arts Centre in Ottawa—the most striking element
was certainly the set and
costume design. The director-
designer team of Christopher
Newton and Cameron Porteous
presented a time travelling
vision ofthe opera that spanned
several historical periods.
The first scene ofthe
production in which the love-
struck Count Almaviva (played
wittily by Richard Drews)
attempts to serenade the lovely
Rosina (Kathryn Cowdrick),
features a huge Spanish-style
window from which the object of
the count's affections can be
glimpsed. The count, in an
overcoat and dark glasses, is
dressed like a refined Mafioso
don. His beloved Rosina appears
fleetingly in a mysterious black
slip.
The ubiquitous Figaro
(portrayed with great style by J.
Patrick Raferty) appears on the
scene as an extraordinary kind of
jack-of-all-trades, pushing a
magic cart full of objects of
transformation. A toy ukelele for
the count's serenade materializes
from out of thin air. A soldier's
uniform is produced from out of
nowhere for the eager count who
hopes to win the love of Rosina
and avoid the wrath of her
guardian, Doctor Bartolo (played
brilliantly by Andrew Shore) by
disguising himself.
The second act, with its
eighteenth century salon decor
and handsome trompe d'oeil, is
in a completely different era
than the first. And the magical
transformation continues into
the third act, when the count
(with Figaro's help) disguises
himsolf as a music teacher to
again deceive the frustrated
guardian of the lovely Rosina.
Now the scene is set in a wildly
eclectic Victorian Gothic style—
the kind of place where one
would expect an Agatha Christie
novel to unfold.
Indeed, Newton's directorial
vision has Figaro as a kind of
trickster who confounds the
bourgeoisie and makes the
aristocracy play silly games. In
fact, the entire production has an
air of good-natured trickery and
magic that the uniformly
entertaining cast carries off with
great comedic flair.
Rumi's soft mystic poetry
by Hadani
I  wonder if the men controlling the American war
machines currently bombing
Iraq have any idea of what they
are destroying? Do they have an
inkling of the ancient civilizations that made Baghdad the
heart ofthe Arab world, or ofthe
rich cultural heritage that flows
between the Tigris and the
Euphrates? Has anyone in the
American military ever read a
Rumi poem? I think not.
POETRY READING
Rumi, an evening of poetry
with Coleman Barks
Robson Square Conference
Centre
Friday, January 25
"Rumi who?" you ask. Jalal-
din-Rumi, a Sufi who lived in
13th century Persia, is considered by many to be the "greatest
poet who ever lived." Furthermore, "not knowing about Rumi
is like not knowing about
Shakespeare."
So says Coleman Barks, a
translator of Rumi poems and a
poet in his own right. An English
professor at the University of
Georgia, Barks reads the works
of Rumi with a deep southern
baritone, and infuses the poems
with a special quality of fullness.
In this age of blind aggression, his work is a miraculous
meeting ofthe American and
Middle Eastern minds, and a
true testament to the healing
powers of poetry.
Barks spoke of the need for
men connect with the "essential
masculine spirit" and to allow
the "feminine" "humanizing" side
of their natures to unfold. War,
said Barks, is the denial ofthe
feminine side.
These ideas were manifested
in his poem based on the "Arabian Nights" stories in which the
character, Shihirazod marries a
sheik who kills his brides the
morning after the wedding night.
In order to stop this barbaric
bride killing, Shihirazod "did the
1001 nights of necessary
Baghdad talks" telling "demon
stories and erotic tales", thereby
humanizing him, until, in the
end, they were simply a man and
a woman together with three
children.
Barks is clearly an American. Yet somehow, he has
internalized the mystic joy and
wonder of the Sufi experience to
produce a satisfying poetic blend
of cultures. In a simple yet
profound style he connects the
slow, easy languidness ofthe
South with the "grandeur of
Rumi's surrender."
In Small Talk, a moving
poem about the death of a
magical friend, Barks likened his
life to the miracle of a quick
southern snow, one that melts
quickly, leaving only the memory
of its beauty. His thoughts on
mortality were further expressed
in the line, "the prophets all say
that death is like taking off a
tight shoe after walking around
the fair ground all day."
After reading several of his
own poems, Barks read some of
Rumi's work, accompanied by a
musician who improvised
exquisite Persian-sounding
music on drum, guitar and flute.
The first poem spoke ofthe
mystical "this"—an entity "not
emotional, not judging...like
dawn...like friendship." The
mystery of splendor was revealed
in lines like, "when grapes turn
to wine, they're wanting this."
At one point, three whirling
dervishes came on stage. Dressed
in long white robes and tall
fezes, they began "spinning"
while Barks read lines like "the
secret turning in us makes the
universe turn." The longing for
return to union, expressed
through the relationship between
mystic experience and erotic
love, was evidenced in such lines
as "if someone asks how Jesus
rose from the dead... don't try to
understand the mystery—kiss
me on the lips—like this."
As Barks explained, "it's all
poetry about transformation."
Dervish is just another word for
door—an entering, an opening
into the "other side"—the
invisible, intangible yet very real
place of mystic experience—this
is where the words of Rumi will
take you.
At the end ofthe reading,
my thoughts returned to Barks'
comments about denial of the
feminine. The entire evening,
sponsored by the Men's Evolve-
ment Network, was a presentation of male experience and a
very moving one. But, asked the
young inquiring reporter/poet
herself, what about female Sufi
mystics? I was soon told of
"Rabia", a famous woman poet—
a Sufi contemporary of Rumi's.
But before I could ask more
questions, a man told me the
small Iraqi town where her tomb
lies had just been bombed by
American fighter planes. Shoot
the Pentagon full of Rumi poems,
I say—perhaps the world will
start spinning.
Hollywood does Hamlet
by Kathryn Weiler
I wonder if it's just me but I have a hard time taking Mel Gibson seriously.
Hollywood really is an extraordinary creation. They can take a guy like
Shakespeare with his confusing language and his loquacious soleloquies, get
someone like Mel to memorize them and park him on the big screen. There you
have it—with your popcorn in hand, your favourite hunk is right there in front of
you melodiously spewing forth those famous lines. A couple of phone calls and
you've got Glenn Close dominating the female persona alongside Helena
Bonham-Carter who, as always, remains dutifully misty-eyed and whose
uncanny ability to almost entirely avoid acting, never ceases to amaze me.
But even Glenn and Helena could have been excused for their worn out
performances if it weren't for Mel. It was just so difficult to keep a straight face
when Mel started gushing out, "To be or not to be" or after one ofthe many still
shots of him sporting his new bowl-cut and his freshly coiffed beard. Maybe it was
the atmosphere at the Dunbar Theatre—I suppose a full, giddy, Tuesday night
audience can kill just about any movie but I still believe it was Mel.
MOVIE
Hamlet
ongoing
The crux ofthe problem is that during those tidy close ups of Mel acting out
Shakespeare, it is difficult to dispel images of Mad Max, Lethal Weapon and
leather which inevitably dances through one's mind.
Hollywood is a good little factory though—they are true to their tradition.
Once you get an idea that sells—what better reason to make 147 more?
February 1,1991
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Leave the House in
Internationa!
As a Canadian student who
has gained much in the past year
from the existence of International
House, I must voice my dismay at
the University Administration's
proposal to move it to the Grad
centre. The services and facilities
provided by IH benefit not only
students from other countries, but
also Canadian students and numerous campus clubs and groups.
When I arrived at UBC I had
just completed ayear-long overseas
exchange program, and I was experiencing many of the same
traumas that new international
students go through, from cultural
re-adjustments and "homesickness" to missing my international
friends. Through my involvement
with IH volunteer programs I found
the support and contact that I
needed to help me through a difficult period. My new friendships
continue to strengthen my awareness of and pride in Canada, and I
constantly encounter refreshingly
different cultural standards and
points of view. If IH programs
were run through an office in the
Grad Centre, and especially if the
Gate 4 Lounge ceased to exist, I
and other students would lose the
opportunity for the easy international contact and camaraderie
that is so readily found in this
special meeting place.
As a cultural centre IH also
plays and important role on this
campus. Many international
groups are allowed to use its facilities free of charge for meetings and
parties. The International Relations Students Association, the
Scottish Country Dancing Cluband
the German Club are just a few
groups who have regular programs
at IH. Bookings are hassle-free for
the large and small meetingrooms,
and of course no liquor licensing
problems because of the Gate 4
Lounge. Many more clubs of an
international nature should be
taking advantage of these great
facilities and policies. And let's
not forget other services available
to the university community as a
whole, such as the language exchange, translation services and
WASAIL, the Work and Study
Abroad Information Library. In
short, we'd all be losing out if IH is
reduced to an office in the Grad
Centre.
Gayle Hendry
History Grad Studies
|                  ELECTION RESULTS
The following are the official results for the Board of Gov
ernors and Senate elections:
Board of Governors
Wendy King
985 (elected)
Derek K. Miller
845 (elected)
Tony Pogarassy
785
Benjamin Prins
660
Martin Wilder
488
Paul J. Gill
455
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (rejected)
Senators At-Large
Catherine L. Rankel
1060 (elected)
Lisa Drummond
961 (elected)
Dean Leung
914 (elected)
Julie Lahey
857 (elected)
Orvin Lau
808 (elected)
Ken Armstrong
780
Wendy Wong
674
Stephanie Moroz
664
J. Hagan Ainsworth
606
Rob Emmerson
532
Hugh Leung
516
David A. McConnell
461
Jonty Borgardus
427
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (selected)
Senate: Applied Science
Stephen Mak
234 (elected)
David Lalonde
36
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (corrected)
Senate: Arts
Kari Bentsen
190 (elected)
Mary Hermant
170
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (infected)
Senate: Commerce
Manfred Hanik
86 (elected)
Mark Kimberly
40
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (resurrected)
Senate: Graduate Studies
Brian Goehring
68 (elected)
Ross Penner
38
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (ejected)
Senate: Pharmacy
Joe Jacob
37 (elected)
Rosy Suleman
24
Emile Woo
19
Edward A. Chin
13
Julie Faun
11
Niki Patel
10
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (injected)
Senate: Science
Clement Fung
112 (elected)
Christopher Sing
50
Jason Ford
43
Philip Ledwith
12
Matthew Tigger" Johnson
0 (dejected)
8/THE UBYSSEY
February 1,1991 OPINION
Another modest proposal
I left Wednesday's "open forum on tuition hikes" feeling disillusioned and abandoned. I shuffled
off to my 1:30 class, head down,
desperately reali zing that it wasn't
Dr. Strangway, The Socreds, Big
Business, or any other beast of
their ilk that are bringing on these
hikes, but that it is the general
population of UBC that seems to
accept and therefore endorse them,
in essence to deserve them. I
grappled with the idea of just giving up the fight—I mean after all,
like it or not, we are in somewhat
of a what-the-market-will-bear
framework here, and evidently it
would have to get a lot worse to
make much of a difference to the
average UBC student (even if all of
Kelly Guggisberg's People 600
classmates had shown up, there
would have been less than 200 on
hand). But on the other hand, some
concerned individuals did show up
and raise their voices, and I can't
justify abandoning that just because probably you, dear reader,
have abandoned me. Furthermore
I feel compelled to come to the
defence of those who only now
weighing the pros and cons of
coming to UBC—recession victims,
single mothers who don't live with
mummy and daddy, etc.—they had
a good excuse not to be there
(perhaps they couldn't afford the
busfare). So you see my dilemma:
stuck in ahopeless struggle, unable
to live with giving it up. But then I
remembered that around almost
every grey cloud there is a silver
lining, and that is how I came up
with this modest proposal that I'm
sure will please Dr. Strangway,
myself, and the UBC population at
large.
As the overwhelming majority
of UBC students embrace drastic
fee hikes (if you weren't there, your
message was loud and clear), why
don't we fire them up by something
more like, say, 25%—but wait!
That's not all! With the heaps of
extra dough we'd pull in off of people
who would gladly pay more, a
couple hundred paupers caught in
a tight spot in the real world
wouldn't make a bit of difference—
we could even lower their fees,
nobody else would even notice. It's
easy to see who cares and who
doesn't care—we could just hold
another such "open forum," only
this time we could have a sign-up
sheet for anybody who has five
minutes to waste getting on a list
of fee-hike exemptions and voila!
We'd reward UBC's other 27 or 28
thousand students with appropriate increases and we'd be within
reach of Dr. Strangway's dream of
having no qualified student turned
away—all they'd have to do is care!
After all, I no longer fault Dr.
Strangway for what amounts to
voluntary donations-I just object
to them being pledgedin my name.
One last thing—after all, we
must be fair with this. Before this
next "open forum" we really should
send out notices to the mummies
and daddies of UBC pupils—it is,
after all, they who end up footing
the bill. Perhaps they could shuffle
their busy schedules in order to
show up andbe counted—after all,
we musn't place to much responsibility on juveniles.
Max Todd, student
Saddam Big Brother
Aletter in the last The Ubyssey
argued that CNN is the BigBrother
ofthe Western world. Big Brother
controls the education of all Iraqis.
Big Brother controls the print and
electronic media in Iraq. Big
Brother has developed a cult of
personality in Iraq that permeates
the daily lives of all citizens. Big
Brother also expelled foreign
journalists from Iraq for reporting
the truth. Big Brother has consolidated his dictatorial control
through the persecution, torture
and killing of his opposition. Finally and most horribly, this is
now perpetrated on the innocent
citizens of Kuwait. CNN is guilty
only of bringing reality to the
consciousness ofthe world.
When critics of the United
Nations war against Iraq claim
that the Western world is only
concerned about cheap oil, they
should consider Hussein's reasons
for expropriating Kuwait. Saddam
Hussein became belligerent when
Kuwait refused to cut oil production to raise prices. Rather than
bicker, Hussein invaded in order
to control the wealth that comes
with 20% ofthe world's oil reserves.
Engulfing Kuwait also meant that
Iraq would finally have the access
to the Persian Gulf that was denied
in the war with Iran. If Kuwait
was destroyed, Hussein knew that
the $20 billion he borrowed from
Kuwait to finance the war against
Iran would not have to be honoured.
Quite clearly, money was Hussein's
sole motivation for overtaking
helpless Kuwait.
One can argue that economic
motivation on the part of Hussein
and the U.N. are not necessarily
mutually exclusive. Yet this
analysis is extremely weak. The
cheap oil issue would have been
easy to deal with by having the
U.N. take the necessary steps to
increase oil production and offset
Iraqi supply shocks. Instead, the
U.N. took measures that caused
the price of oil to rise to levels not
seen since the early 1980s. Priorto
military action, the cost of sustaining the allied forces in the area
was nearly one billion dollars per
day. Clearly if the allies wanted to
save money they would have
turned a blind eye at Iraq's imperialism rather than oppose it.
We also hear grossly inaccurate claims that this is America's
war. If so, why did the U.N. pass
16 resolutions condemning Iraq
within three months of the invasion? Why have 28 nations committed troops to the liberation of
Kuwait? The fact is what we are
seeing is the actions of a megalomaniac who is prepared to take on
the world in the face of overwhelming odds, not U.S. aggression.
This leads to the issue of the
war now ragingi n the Persi an Gulf.
History has taught us that naked,
unprovoked aggression cannot go
unchallenged. The collective security of peace loving nations in
the Middle-Eastis threatened with
chemical weapons and Scud missiles. We cannot selfishly shirk
our international responsibility.
We must free Kuwait.
Ken Clancy, Arts 4
Students Opposed to the
Occupation of Kuwait
GRADUATION
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B.R.E. andB.Sc. All students who expect to graduate this May Cspring). should complete
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Students in the graduating year of these programs, who have not received cards in the
mail by the end of the first week of February, may obtain cards from the Registrar's
office. They should also check that his/her local mailing address is correct.
Meanwhile, students in Applied Science, Graduate Studies or diploma programs should
obtain graduation applications froim their departments. Those in the remaining
degree programs should obtain applications from the Dean's or Director's Office of their
Faculty or School. Graduation applications are also available in the Registrar's office.
The application deadline for possible fall graduates is August 1, 1991. Fall graduates
should also note that a graduation ceremony has been set for November 28, 1991.
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February 1,1991
THE UBYSSEY/9 Some of the more
wonderful and
special things
going on:
—UBC president David Strangway was generous
enough to talk to students.
—At least 100 students bothered to show up.
—Premier Bill Vander Zalm talked at the people of
the province.
—A small handful of people bothered to tell him what
they thought of his policies.
—U.S. president George Bush talked to the people of
North America.
—American presidential elections will be occurring
in the future.
—Everywhere we turn, politicians are lying to us.
—The EUS rights and freedoms forum wants to have
Pat Burns to host a discussion. With his kind of
insight into discrimination, we wonder who's next;
Doug Collins?
—Each day the Persian Gulf war is one more day
closer to its end.
—A bunch of senile, gray-haired old men (most of
them lawyers) in Ottawa have graciously decided
that women can have the right to make their own
choices.
—Cops are not wearing their badges while breaking
up protests that threaten to expose politicians to
reality.
—The AMS is selling cigarettes again in SUB.
—The Ubyssey, the (4:00 p.m.) self-styled "leaders
of the banned," will be (Friday) attempting a (February) return to innocence (8th) in some people's
(live bands) jaded eyes after (safe sex) being allowed
to hold (free condoms) bzzr gardens in our office
(Sub 241K) again.
—People are still saying "Have a nice day."
theUbyssey
February 1,1991
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Michael Booth had a confession to make: "I've
always wanted to be like Tigger Johnson," he said
with a giggle. "Hardy har har," sai d Yukie Kurahashi,
"Well, that's just fucking amazin'!" Rebecca Bishop
smiled her demure little smile and said, "Well, I've
always wanted to be myself" to which Hadani responded "I wanna be Nielsen—Mark Nielsen." Paul
Dayson put on a tie, to go with his pink suit, his
birthday suit, to the esteemed establishment of Elaine
Griffith, Ernie Stelzer and Effie Pow, who were often
mistaken for each other. Bruce Coloquomb and Kerry
Sloan were tired of having to run the whole show
alone, and called for Cynthia Foo, who was wise.
Together, they showed Nadene Rehnby and Martin
Chester the ropes. Colin Maycock liked most everything (except the GRE) but didnt have trouble choosing. "Good luck, but watch out for that column-of-
light thing." Hao Li and Coreena decided to become
each other, but Lucho van Isschot and Dave Papi neau
wanted to be an oops, which Hao Li was able to do
with the help of Quinn Harris and Dale Fallon.
Kathryn Weiler was in awe of Laurie Newell and
Sam Green and wanted to become them as soon as
possible. Don Mah became Sharon Lindores in a
flash, to the shock of Raul Peschiera, who hadn't
planned on the masthead being so transstaffual.
Carla Maftechuck knew, she knew everything, she
even remembered to slip in a hello and an XOX and
111 see you soon for a certain Uniter woman from a
certain jumpy little guy. And, hearing this, every body
suddenly became each other, and in collective love,
sent warm fuzzies all over the CUPdom. "I'm trying
to put my life together with scotch tape and it's not
working," said Ciaobella and Ela3ine did something
heartlessly heartless and nothing means anything
and everyone has gone and nothing is going away.
Editor*
Rebecca Bishop  •  Michael Booth  •  Martin Chester
Paul Dayson  • Mark Nielsen
Letters
Engineers grind
out the tunes
If I hadn't seen and
heard it myself I would not
have believed the spectacular and high level musical
talent that a few engineers
can have.
Coffee House '90 at
Vancouver School of Theology (UBC Students Residence) was honoured on November 23, 1990 with the
voluntary presence of two
first class live bands.
Mark Plummer (3rd
year Metals and Materials
Eng.), and Paul Lafleur (3rd
year Electrical Eng.), with
their newly formed band,
Ajay Agrawal (3rdyear Civil
Eng.), with his group "No
Names Mentioned" played
highly energized and superbly entertaining music
for far too few hours.
Whomever says that all
engineers are one track, red
neck geeks should take another look!! Apparently we
are just people with a variety of talents and interests
like the rest of you.
I feel proud to be part of
such a dynamic and versatile faculty when I come
within the sphere of influence of such ultra talented
and motivated individuals.
Two major thumbs up to
both bands!
Also, thankyou so much
for taking hours out of your
short supply of study time to
perform for us. As a fellow
engineer and Res. Advisor I
can appreciate your limits.
I look forward to seeing and
hearing you again!
Nicole Kohnert
Bioe 4
Feed children
not gun barrels
The Child Poverty Action Committee has
struggled for years to get
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money for a food program to
feed hungry school children
in Vancouver.
We haven't been able to
convince the provincial and
federal governments to contribute any money to these
programs.
How much does it cost
to buy a bomber or send a
Canadian soldier to the Persian Gulf for a day?
It cost $500 million a
day for ammunition for the
Gulf War. It costs about
$50,000 a year to feed a
school full of children. Obviously our government
doesn't make good economic
choices.
We as poor mothers
would rather have the government spend money on a
program that will nourish
than a war that will kill other
mother's hungry children.
The Conservative government should clean up its
own backyard and end poverty before it cleans up after
the Americans.
PEACE;
Patricia Chauncey
The Child Poverty
Action Committee
Environment
grabs Geers for
courses
There has been an increase in numbers of students going into Bio-Resource, Civil and Chemical
Engineering at UBC this
year (1990/91).
An informal survey was
completed in October, 1990,
asking all second and third
year Engineering students
from these three departments, if they chose their
particular Engineering Departments because of the
environmental course content. The statistics are as
follows:
DIPT
rtXR
TOTAL
»OR KWVTL
RXXSONS
%
BIOS
ii
35
13
37
BIOC
in
8
5
63
CIVIL
ii
103
7
7
CIVIL
in
7B
5
5
CHEMICAL
ii
57
13
23
CHM1CAL
in
41
4
10
Although other Applied
Science departments, such
as Geological, Mining and
Mechanical Engineering, do
offer some courses that
would be useful for solving
environmental problems,
they do not yet offer specific
courses for environmental
engineering design.
An interview with Dr.
Colin Godwin, a Geological
Engineering Professor, revealed that his department
is, however, planning to
implement a program
change. This change includes the renaming of their
Option 3 from Geotechnical
to Environmental and
Geotechnical. This will
probably mean that second
year students next year will
have more earth science
electives to choose from.
The Engineering Department showing the most
dramatic increase in total
number of students entering
this year is Bio-Resource
Engineering(BIOE). sixteen
ofthe 35 students are now in
BIOE because it was their
first choice. The percentage
per class capita of students
choosing their department
because of environmental
content is also highest in
BIOE.
Unfortunately these
figures may be just representative of the constant
fluctuations in numbers of
students opting for engineering as a career. They
do, however, indicate that
there will be approximately
50 environment-conscious
engineering students
graduating from UBC in the
near future.
C. Bullock (3rd year
BIOE) comments that BIOE
has the "most options to focus on environmental solutions" and D. Hendricks (3rd
year BIOE) states that his
reasons for choosing BIOE
are: "interest in biology and
job stability in engineering",
plus "interest in agriculture
and the natural environment."
Although most industries, and government departments searching for
permanent and summer engineers through the Canadian Employment Centre on
campus, do not always ask
specifically for Bio-Resource
Engineering students, they
do interview many.
So far UBC only offers
an Environmental Engineering Masters Degree
through the Civil Engineering Department. There are
no undergrad Environmental Engineering Degree
Programs in any BC universities yet.
Nicole Kohnert
Bioe 4
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10/THE UBYSSEY
February 1,1991 Fainting, professionalism, and elitism
What should I do as a student
whose short emotional verbal
outburst during a lecture has been
perceived by my peers (and I use
that term loosely) as an aggressive
and malevolent personal assault
on the guest lecturer? I have been
made painfully aware of two venues of thought. Some (most) say I
should make a public apology and
try to forget the whole incident.
Some others advise that I should
express some concern for the recipient ofthe heated remarks but
also ensure that he and all other
interested parties gain an understanding of the origins of my remarks. What follows is an attempt
to heed the latter advice and describe my view of what took place.
On November 27, Kit Krieger
fainted while giving a lecture on
professionalism to Education students. This unfortunate mishap
occurred a few minutes after he
calmly responded to my remarks.
Seemingly undaunted, he proceeded with his lecture until suddenly, down he went! He had
fainted. Then, just as suddenly,
accusing fingers pointed at me and
there hung the blame. Apparently
it was my fault he fainted.
These accusations were made
in the absence of any empirical
evidence. Kit Krieger has a public
historical record of fainting while
teaching. I missed his previous
exhibition and there is nothing to
say that Kit would not have fainted
if I missed the lecture in question.
For this reason I wish to be exonerated.
To say that I am sorry for
what happened may be less than
accurate and potentially perceived
as an admission of guilt. To say
that I feel sorry for Kit is more
fitting because Ifeel commiseration
for anyone suffering such an embarrassing misadventure.
I make no apologies whatsoever for presenting, however
poorly, an opposing position on
professionalism to that held and
espoused by Kit Krieger and his
colleagues in the UBC Faculty of
Education.
What I do apologize for is the
emotional temper of my outcry as
it evidently cost me some credibility.
It is my opinion that the architects of the Principles of
Teaching course have abused their
authority and used the lecture hall
as a podium for distribution of
propaganda on elitist attitudes of
professionalism. We have been
repeatedly exposed to a philosophy
that encourages us, as future
educators, to aspire to the greatness possessed by our mentor
"professionals". The professionalism they advocate serves to bolster
their egos and their elite position
in upper social classes, while at
the same time distancing them
from common people.
As far as I am concerned their
professionalism is a concept not
unlike racism. Where racism discriminates against people on the
basis of their ethnicity, race, or
cultural heritage, professionalism
discriminates against people on the
basis of education, economics, and
how they fit in the strata of social
classes.
Kit's description of profes-
sionalsis not limited to educational
and monetary components. It includes virtues such as honesty,
accountability, credibility, and respectability. I was not previously
aware that non-professionals did
not possess these attributes. Nor
was I aware that they would be
carefully itemized on our graduation transcripts. I thank Kit for
this enlightenment.
Kit was most informative at
an earlier lecture too. Although he
   OP-ED
did not faint at the first lecture,
the lectures were similar in that
he took full advantage of the opportunity to indoctrinate us in
elitist postures of professionalism.
A worthy point raised by Kit
was the need to involve parents,
students and teachers in collaborative and consultative processes
to enhance the quality of education
in the public schools. But just a few
sentences later he admitted he was
perplexed by feelings of apparent
inadequacies observed and expressed by parents. In fact many
parents are intimidated by teachers. I ask, "Is it really so hard for a
man of Kit Krieger's educational
stature to understand why an ordinary parent might beinti mi dated
by an elitist professional?"
Unfortunately I may also soon
be held in contempt by these same
parents when I embark on a
teaching career. I suppose I will be
labelled as a professional too. After observing professionals around
here I find this new title insulting
and offensive.
Kit and his cohorts evidently
hold tradespeople in rather low
esteem, but based on my perception
of their professionalism, I will be
content to just keep calling myself
a carpenter, even after I complete
my degree.
Stu Rhodes
Education
The belly of a
peacenik
As a "peacenick" I would like
to address a few points.
The peacenicks claim that U.S.
foreign policy. It is this very policy
though which to a great extent
enables us to enjoy such things as
freedom of speech and the right of
assembly within all the liberal democracies. It also has ensured
economic well-being within those
democratic nations, unparalleled
anywhere else on earth.
U.S. foreign policy is not inconsistent. Often termed
"Realpolitik", it is one that loosely
ascribes itself to two guidelines:
(l)you "sleep" with whomever suits
your current objectives, and (2)
your enemy's enemy is your ally.
Upon some reflection we notice that
since WW2, Washington closely
adhered to these principals, albeit
its rhetoric has often been inconsistent with respect to the foreign
policy. In keeping with letter's
Upon some reflection we notice that
since WW2, Washington closely
adhered to these principals, albeit
its rhetoric has often been inconsistent with respect to the foreign
policy. In keeping with letter's
subject, I shall not discuss
Realpolitik on ethical grounds, but
restate that what we often take for
granted, our well-being and individual freedom has consistently
been ensured in the liberal democracies by such a foreign policy.
The following is based on the
premise that peace and volitional
violence or killing are antagonistic.
What I want to address now is the
morality to which peacenicks ascribe themselves to.
While we condemn the merciless killing in war and lament over
the loss of "peace", we often overlook our own hearts. Many peace
rallies are overflowing with hatred
and hostility. On T.V. we see pictures of burning police cars and
beaten up "peace officers". Surely
such characteristics and actions
are further removed from peace
than they are from war.
Many of us hold a double
standard in that we condemn the
killing of humans duri ng war but
fight valiantly for a woman's freedom of choice: to kill a human who
differs from us only in that she
hasn't passed the birth channel
yet. Again in keeping with this
letter's subject, I do not address
any ethical matter concerning
abortion or the "freedom of choice",
but the inconsistency of an attitude
towards killing.
Most of us possess another
double standard. Life is dear to all
living beings, be they animals or
humans. Yet without an ounce of
thought we go on filling our bellies
with animal flesh and please our
palate with their different meats,
while the animals suffer their
deaths at our hands. This unparalleled mass killing is undisputably
and totally unnecessary for our
well-being-we who don't live in
igloos. I believe it was Tolstoy who
said "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there shall be battlefields". He hasn't been proven
wrongyet! Alas, Isuspect that this
point is to subtle for the peacenicks
to comprehend; hence they go on
from one kill to another whilst condemning the killing.
Maurice Brennink
Science 3
I     Elaine said it was awful
here and she wanted to
go somewhere else. Like
for a walk to nowhere in
particular.
But we know it wasn't
true, actually she, like the
rest ofthe staff, loves The
Ubyssey.
Join the greatest Love-In
since John and Yoko.
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■    free condoms at the door     i
n
Forum infuriates
I have just come from the
first Engineer's "Rights and
Freedom Forum" and I am very
angry. I am not angry at any
group, but at what I heard. It is
very difficult for me to express
my exact concerns because discrimination
FREESTYLE
is necessarily an emotional issue
and I am
feeling personally wounded. To coldly and
rationally try to dissect discrimination is, for me, and impossibility and I do not understand how some people are able
to do this. When discrimination
occurs I, and other targeted
groups, are at risk. Sexist, racist, homophobic, and
heterosexist jokes, comments,
articles, and attitudes put me
at risk. Nothing gives anyone
the right to hurt anyone else:
this fact transcends and is more
important than
any so-called
"freedom of expression." Hate
is not simply an
idea against the
"norm,"itisapartofthe"norm."
It is scarey and it hurts. It creates harmful stereotypes which
quite simply cannot be justified
or validated in any way.
Coreena McBurnie
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The Ubyssey:
More fun than a root canal. SUB 24 IK
February 1,1991
THE UBYSSEY/11 CREATIVE CONDOM CONTEST
Student Health Outreach program and The Ubyssey held a contest to see who could come up with the most
creative, alternative uses for the common condom. The following were our favourites. Winners will receive gift
certificates from the Cactus Club Cafe, which can be picked up at The Ubyssey, SUB 241k.
By Adam Lund
Super Safe "Mouth to Mouth" doll.
Retail value: $0.98
Easy steps:
1) Ensure no danger!
2) See if person is UNCONSCIOUS
3) Get an ambulance
4) Listen for breathing
5, Blow in "two breaths"
6,. Continue "one breath every 5
seconds" until help arrives
By Peter Persad
If practiced regularily, the condom can be used as a convenient
receptacle for any and all redolent smoke which may find its
way into your lungs and which for one reason or another,
should not be exhaled into the surrounding atmosphere. The
resulting "air safety bag" can then be neatly tied or tightly held
and the smoke left to vintage for a minute or so, at which point
the same or another party may reinhale it. The etiquette of this
practice is of quite a subjective nature and will avail itself, with
time and practice, to the parties involved. Quite safe, extrememly
practical, and, if done in the right company, incredibly erotic,
too.
Just a suggestion. Enjoy!
today-'s special
LOW- TAR
smoke!!
C^£z   ConAont
By Dianna Prosser
Condom to hold your ponytail in place
- "make a fashion statement," start a
new trend!
And if the "slicked-back" look is desired, try a lubricated one, for the "cool-
you."
By Maria Filyk
1) Use as a snack wrapper:
- carrots
- celery
- hot dogs or subs
2) Fill with coloured water (use food
colouring drops), freeze, unwrap and
use as a bath toy for small children.
PI
Fill with juice or pop, freeze and use as
novelty punch bo wl ice cubes in a large
party punch.
12/THE UBYSSEY
February 1,1991

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