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The Ubyssey Feb 6, 1990

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Array the Ubyssey
pages 6 & 7
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, February 6,1990
Vol 72, No 34
UBC grants same sex spouses benefits
by Greg Davis
Homosexual employees and
faculty members of UBC will now
be eligible to get medical benefits
for their spouses.
In the summer of 1989, Mary
Bryson, an associate professor in
educational psychology, was told
her same-sex partner did not qual
ify for the university spousal insurance benefits available to
heterosexual couples.
Medical Services Association
(MSA), which provides extended
medical and health benefits to
University employees and their
spouses, excluded gay and lesbian
relationships from coverage.
"As part of employment equity (the university) needs to address issues such as homophobia
and discrimination on the basis of
sexual orientation," said Bryson.
Bryson took the matter to the
Faculty Association, and referred
to a clause in the Association's
bargaining framework that states
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"there shall no discrimination
against any faculty member...
because of race, colour, sex, sexual
orientation, etc."
Faculty Association president
Margaret Csapo sent a letter to
UBC president David Strangway
requesting same-sex coverage be
arranged with MSA.
Subsequently, UBC adopted
the policy of gay and lesbian
spousal benefits, which took effect
on January 1.
"Making it a matter of policy
gives us some degree of protection," said Bryson. "Unlike Ontario, [homosexuals] don't have
human rights protection in the
B.C. charter."
UBC is one ofthe few institutions in the country to enact this
policy, along with York and Acadia
Sharon Kahn, director of Employment Equity at UBC, attributed the results to the current
University environment, where
new policies are being developed
in an attempt to end discrimination on campus.
"The government outlines
four distinct groups of concentration (women, the disabled, natives
and visible minorities), but we are
attempting to eliminate barriers
that would discriminate against
anyone," Kahn said.
According to Bryson, proof is
not required from heterosexual
partners to prove their commonlaw status to be granted UBC
coverage, so the same benefit of
the doubt will apply to homosexuals. However, she criticized the
University for not publicizing the
new policy.
"The University has not announced nor informed anyone on
how to receive their benefits. They
should let employees know about
any changes so they can apply for
benefits through personnel.
"UBC could play a leadership
role in including lesbians and gays
as a minority group facing discrimination, ahead of the federal
and provincial charters," she said.
Homosexual employees of
UBC can now apply through personnel to receive their benefits,
but are still denied the same coverage through the B.C. Medical
Services Plan.
Bryson said, "We have asked
UBC to put pressure on the province to make BC medical benefits
apply to same sex spouses also."
Svend Robinson, M.P. for
Burnaby-Kingsway, campaigns
against homosexual discrimination on the federal level.
Robinson said he sees little
hope that any benefits will be
granted by the current B.C. Social
Credit government, and is wary of
the Federal government's commitment to recognising homosexual
"I expect [federal] legislation
will finally be tabled this spring;,
but it's still an open question.
There are a number of court challenges under way. Ultimately, it
may take the courts to force governments and institutions to expand their benefits in accordance
with section 15 of the Equality Act,
which prohibits discrimination.
Just as it took a Supreme
Court decision to strike down
Canada's abortion law it may take
the courts [to ensure] full equality
for all," Robinson said.
Many homosexuals agree
that spousal benefits are a step
towards the validation of homosexual marriages in society.
"I think every time something
like this happens it sets a precedent," saidformer Gays and Lesbians of UBC president Mark Keiss-
ter. "We come closer to having
recognition by society of gay and
lesbian relationships."
Hicks deposed as AMS D of A - for one hour
by Rick Hiebert
Andrew Hicks was deposed as
AMS director of administration
(DofA) for nearly an hour and a
half yesterday after being found
"in contempt" ofthe UBC student
Hicks argued in the hearing
that the court was meeting in violation ofthe AMS code and bylaws
and declined to accept the court's
authority to make a decision on
allegations raised by two students
last week about his conduct as
An hour after the court took
away his AMS privileges, which in
the process lifted his title as DofA
Hicks submitted a note to Jessica
Mathers, AMS ombudsperson and
clerk of student court, saying he
was "willing to meet with student
court at their convenience."
The student court justices
then reinstated Hicks' AMS privileges. He will be retried Tuesday
at 4:30 p.m. in room 206 at the
Student Union Building.
Although student court met
for over two and a half hours, most
ofthe proceedings centred around
Hicks' attempt to have the student
court recess.
"I am here under protest as I
feel there are faults with the proceedings related to violations of
the Code and Bylaws by the current proceedings," Hicks said.
Hicks argued the AMS student council had not legally struck
student court because the charges
were delivered to him two days
before the AMS council discussed
the possibility of a hearing.
Hicks said student council
was "the only body to decide if a
case had the prima facie evidence
necessary to proceed (to student
court)" and that an official motion
of council was necessary for student court proceedings to take
Hicks also argued the AMS
had not appointed a prosecutor as
required by the code for his case.
Hicks was concerned that he
wasn't allowed to adequately examine the evidence cited against
AMS president Mike Lee was
called to be a witness to address
some of Hicks' concerns.
"At the last meeting of council," Lee said, "the report from the
AMS ombudsperson (about the
charges) was submitted in the
council package and I raised attention to this report after the
main motions and before the constituency reports."
"The exact same procedure,"
Lee added, had been followed by
council to allow students to take
former AMS director of finance to
student court without an explicit
council motion.
The student court justices
ruled that the specific AMS bylaw
that Hicks cited relating to the
need for a council motion to initiate court proceedings was "nebulous" and noted that the form that
students have to fill out to press
charges in student court states
that the person pressing charges
and the prosecutor in a student
court case "may be the same
The justices also said, as the
AMS ombudsperson is a non-vot
ing member of the main AMS
committees, Mathers had the authority to serve charges on Hicks,
especially given the "implied"
approval ofthe proceeding taking
place by the AMS declining to take
issue with her report to council.
When the actual hearing of
the case was about to get underway, Hicks said that he was "more
than willing to speak," but he
"could not accept the court's authority."
Hicks was then ruled in contempt of student court.
Later, in an interview before
he asked for another hearing,
Hicks said he was well able to
defend himself against the
charges on Monday but had been
advised not to.
"I have discussed some of this
with my legal advisors and they
suggested, that the points I just
raised earlier about the violations
ofthe bylaws were sufficient that
the court should not proceed on
these grounds," he said.
"I really want to deal with this
issue. I want to get it out, get it in
the open. Nothing has been done
improperly. No funds have been
misappropriated," he said. "I can
answer all the charges fully and
The students who took him to
student court disagreed with his
procedural arguments.
"He never demonstrated in
any way that it was prejudicial to
him at all if there were any procedures broken," said Darlene Pros-
"The one procedure which we
are perfectly willing to grant him
is the one where he was informed
of the charges two days before he
should have been informed. In
that case, it did nothing but help
him," she said.
Prosser also said Hicks' argument that "student council should
be indeed be a screening process
for student court...when there's
intended to be a separation ofthe
judiciary and the legislative
branches" could be "very dangerous" in practice if the student
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February 6,1990 ■JMfeV"
Fetal tissue cures
but causes debate
by Charles Lugosi
While the definition of death
is still being debated in transplant
surgery, a more urgent moral
issue has arisen: Is it proper to use
the results of medical practices
and experimentation on human
beings for the benefit of mankind?
This was one of the larger
issues debated at the Jewish
Medical Ethics Conference held
from January 27-30 in San Francisco.
Dr. M. Tendler, professor of
biology and expert in Jewish
Medical Ethics, at Yeshiva University, New York City, holds the
basic position that "Jewish theology is utilitarian, guided by religious principles."
Tendler said the results of
Nazi experimentation on Jewish
men, women and children should
be used to benefit mankind since
these people were already victims,
and the medical benefits would be
simply wasted.
Tendler forsees the day when
fetal tissue transplantation from
abortions will be as common as
blood transfusions.
The reason is science is at the
edge of major breakthroughs in
cures, by transplanting fetal tissues.
Transplant surgery of fetal
pancreatic tissue will produce insulin in the host. Millions of people
could be permanently cured of
Fetal transplant surgery is
already being touted as a possible
cure for victims of Parkinson's and
Alzheimer's disease by a Swedish
research team at the University
Hospital in Lund.
Quadriplegics and paraplegics may also benefit from transplant surgery by implanting fetal
brain tissue into gaps in the spinal
cord restoring nerve communications.
The source for all these medical transplants is fetal tissue. The
fetuses from elective abortions
total 1.6 million annually in the
U.S. (over 70,000 annually in
Canada), and are presently
banned for this use by the Bush
The Bush administration
fears that without such a ban more
women will seek to have abortions.
But opposition comes from
the director ofthe Department of
Medicine at Jerusalem's Shaare
Zedek Medical Centre, Dr. A.
Abraham believes fetuses are
human beings, and the abortion of
a fetus which is not a threat to the
life of its mother is murder.
"Murder of one human being,"
said Abraham, "would never justify the means to healing, or relieving the suffering of another human being."
Abraham said vast quantities
of fetal tissue will soon be in demand.
Abraham sees a parallel between the Nazi Holocaust of at
least 6 million Jews and the 20
plus million abortions that have
occurred in the U.S. alone since
Rowe versus Wade in 1972.
Tendler warned that "designer" abortions are now on the
"Should a woman earn money
by getting pregnant and then
aborting for the sake of producing
fetal tissue?"
Tendler concluded that, "our
fragmented society is marked by
an absolute legal right to abort a
child, but by a strange inversion of
thought, fetal tissue may not be
used from elective abortions to
benefit humanity."
Tendler pointed out that the
reality is ethics will be pushed
aside when people are desperate
and see an opportunity for healing.
Public pressure, said Tendler,
will force politicians to open the
floodgates for the commercial use
of all fetal tissue.
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Another look at the ground: Photo-life at the Ubyssey
Carpool saves parking space
by David Chivo
Students who drive to UBC
will find parking even more of a
problem next year.
When construction ofthe new
Forestry Research Building begins this fall on B-Lot Four, 940
spaces will be lost.
B-Lot Four accounts for 17 per
cent ofthe 5,600 spaces in B-Lots.
(Though UBC has 12,500 parking
spaces the rest are Preferred Lots
and Visitors Parkades, but these
cost substantially more than the
25 cents charged at the B-Lots).
Ted Leather, UBC Parking
and Patrol supervisor, said plans
are being made for construction of
another high-rise parkade similar
to the other three on campus.
But Leather expects the entrance fee to be based on an hourly
rate rather than on the quarter -
per-day rate charged at the B-
"It costs $5000 to $6000 per
new parking space not including
insurance," said Leather.
No immediate solution regarding the parking problem has
been forthcoming from the university administration.
Last week in SUB, the Trans
portation Committee of the Student Environment Center started
organizing student carpools.
Jon Zasada, a representative
of SEC, said, "We have two things
going on: first a carpool card and
drop-off campaign, to pick up passengers or get people together to
share the driving and second, to
make carpooling and recycling an
environmental issue on campus."
According to the SEC, Vancouver has the highest short-term
emissions concentrations in Canada and that carpooling saves at
least 10 per cent fuel energy per
participating household.
Dr. Tendler: Do the ends justify the means?
Ethics explored
by Charles Lugosi
San Francisco was party to
two superbowls this past weekend—one in New Orleans that
featured a football game, and
another that saw eminent scientists and doctors debate the issues
of withdrawing life support, AIDS,
abortion, transplantation of fetal
tissue, and genetic engineering.
The Institute for Jewish
Medical Ethics presented its first
annual International Conference
on Jewish Medical Ethics to a
group of about 450 keenly interested medical practitioners and
religious scholars.
Ethics, according to Dr. Harvey Shapiro, a New York professor
of Medecine, boils down to "what a
person does in a moment of decision."
"How we treat one single
human being is how we treat
humanity," said Shapiro. "In a
crisis, anguished family members
look to the physician to make decisions of life and death. The physician feels great power, loneliness,
and responsibility."
The conference debated sensitive issues such as the point at
which death is reached and why
the definition of death has been
changed to brain death alone.
Traditionally, accepted medical practice defined death as occurring when there is universal,
complete cessation of the respira
tory, cardiac, and brain functions
ofthe body.
Medicine altered this definition with the world's first heart
transplant by Dr. Christian Bernard in South Africa twenty years
Said Lord Immanuel Jakobo-
vits, chief rabbi of the British
Commonwealth, "Brain death is
an invention to make transplants
Dr. Abraham, director of the
Department of Medicine at the
Shaare Zedek Medical Centre of
Jerusalem, agreed with Lord
Kidney or transplantation
from cadavers, such as skin or
cataracts, is permissible, said Dr.
Abraham, but hearts, livers, and
pancreas transplants at present
are taken from "live" patients who
would not have been declared dead
under traditional medical criteria.
If this is so, asked Abraham,
do physicians engage in homicide
when they harvest organs for
Shapiro said, "In these days of
rationing health resources, the
physician must not play the role of
a judge, but be the patient's advocate, using every therapy available to treat the terminally ill.
"This treatment must also be
impartial, for to favour the rich
over the poor is an inherent evil of
the fee-for-service system that
must be resisted."
'Geers fight guns
By Karen Hill
TORONTO (CUP) — Engineering
students across Canada are organizing a petition urging stricter
gun control laws in response to
last December's murders in Montreal.
The Congress of Canadian
Engineering Students (CCES)
wants to get one million signatures by mid-February, said CCES
vice-president Janis Peleshok.
"We want to get people to
commit to a less violent society,"
she said. "We're not against hunters. We're against people using
military weapons."
Each ofthe 31 Canadian engineering schools have been soliciting signatures for the last month,
she added. And they are all donating $500 toward a scholarship for a
first year female student at Ecole
This week's National Student
Engineering Week will be dedicated to the memory of the fourteen women killed at the engineering school in Montreal.
Andrew Wyllie, a vice-president ofthe University of Toronto's
engineering society, said a special
fundraising drive will be the
week's theme.
"We'd like to see full campus
support of this," he said. The first
$20,000 raised will go to the scholarship, while the rest will be used
for other projects promoting
women in engineering.
But, he added, it will be more
difficult to solicit money for the
more general fund.
"It's one thing to get people to
donate to the memorial fund, but
it's another to get people to give to
promote women in engineering.
"If you're in (the Faculty) of
Arts and Science, howmuch do you
care about women in engineering?" he said.
February 6,1990
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1990-91 Student Administrative Positions.
Join the UBC Intramural Sports
Administration Team! We are now looking for
creative, enthusiastic individuals to join our staff
in the 1990/91 Academic year. Come down to the
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Positions available in:
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• Special Events
• Marketing/Promotions
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and many more departments
Applications should be in by February 23, 1990.
Fed up with government inaction, bureaucratic
backtalk, and general apathy about the
Paul Martin Jr., M.P. for Lasalle-Emard and
Liberal leadership candidates, will be speaking to
students on issues concerning the environment
and the future of our country. He will then be
taking any and all relevant questions from the
audience. If you care about your future, then
invest an hour of your day speaking with
Canada's next Prime Minister.
Wednesday, February 7th,  12:30 in the Grad Centre Ballroom
Trees fall down
by Mark Nielsen
An independent consultant
will be hired to look into the environmental impact ofthe Hampton
Place development on neighbouring Pacific Spirit Park following a
storm last week that toppled more
than 20 trees.
Also Monday, it was agreed
the Greater Vancouver Regional
District will hire an engineer with
a forestry background at the expense of UBC Real Estate Corporation, which is developing Hampton Place.
GVRD parks supervisor
Mitch Sokalski likened the situation to a property owner's tree
falling into a neighbour's yard.
"The GVRD is the property
owner adjacent to the UBCREC
land and we're looking at it from
the perspective of the interests of
residents in the Greater Vancouver area," said Sokalski.
Over the course of two weeks
in January, wind storms lashed
trees left exposed when land was
cleared for the project, knocking a
number  onto   Swordfern   Trail,
located on the west side ofthe site.
Depending on the consultant's findings, Sokalski said it's
possible the Swordfern Trail—a
linking trail joining three other
trails used by pedestrians together—may be relocated, also at
UBCREC expense.
However, UBCREC president
Mark Betteridge said though
Hampton Place will be billed for
the damage, it was unlikely the
problem could have been prevented.
"I think that what we ran into
was an extreme condition," he
Before beginning construction, UBCREC got approval for the
project plans from the GVRD,
Betteridge said.
"They told us we were handling it the right way and with
great sensitivity," he said.
UBCREC will be holding a
public information meeting regarding Hampton Place this
Thursday night (February 5) at
the Old Auditorium, starting at 7
Student Representatives on the
following Presidential Advisory
• Food Services Advisory
1 rep
• International House
Board of Directors
1 rep
• Land Use
1 rep
• Student Placement
1 rep
• Student Services
2 reps
•Student Union Building
1 rep
• Traffic & Parking
4 reps
• United Way Campaign
1 rep
• Walter Gage Memorial Fund
1 rep
• War Memorial
Gymnasium Fund
3 reps
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February 12th, 1990.
February 6,1990 NEWS
Company creates system
to test human adequacy
by Esther Besel
Good marks aren't everything
in the job market anymore.
Finding out if employees are
compatible and working in their
most productive capacity is more
important to some companies.
A test developed by a U.S.
company reflects how people attack problems and thereby predicts how they will perform on the
The 46-question test developed by Kolbe Conative Concepts,
Inc. is not an I.Q. test, nor a personality test, but a measurement
of a person's conation.
William K. Rapp, president of
Resources International and master consultant of the Kolbe Concept, gave a seminar on the test—
the Kolbe Conative Index—at the
Hyatt Regency on January 26.
"Conation is the key to motivation. It is the trigger to putting
thinking and feeling into action,"
said Rapp. "You are born with a
particular manner of striving.''
"Why do we hire smart people
and go through an interview process and yet, for whatever reason,
they don't live up to our expectations as employees?" Rapp said.
He said this motivational
method never changes throughout
one's life, unlike intelligence and
personalities. "We can be very
predictive about how you take
action," said Rapp.
Rapp said there are differences in the way people approach
specific tasks. Until now, there
wasn't a way to measure these
Kathy Kolbe is the inventor of
the test, the product of 10 years of
research and 20,000 case studies.
The examination consists of
answering problem-solving questions. Rapp said people given a
task to do alone will instinctively
choose the method that is their
The Kolbe index calls the way
people attack problems their
modus operandi or M.O. The M.O.
itself is divided into 4 different
modes: fact finder, follow thru,
quick start, implementor.
Rapp stressed all people have
a bit of each mode in them, and use
a combination of all four.
Each mode is scored out often
on the test. A score of seven or
higher indicates the mode is the
person's preferred course of action. Alow score means the person
is resistant to a mode and rebels
against it.
"To the extent you can use
your strengths you, will be productive, but it is the resistances that
get you down." said Rapp.
Stress on the job and tension
between co-workers is usually the
result of mismatched M.O.'s, according to Rapp. Knowing people's
M.O.'s can help reduce job stress
and help employers realign job
responsibilities to suit their employees, he said.
Rapp said a person can still
work in an environment where his
or her modes are not being used to
their full potential, but they will
not be fully productive.
Vancouver company Zadall
Systems Group has made use of
the Kolbe test on its managers.
Zadall president Steven Hill
is satisfied with the results. "It's
made those people involyed more
aware of their skills and natural
talents," said Hill.
Hill also said the test puts
forth a vocabulary which
is helpful when criticizing an
employee's job performance without being perceived as becoming
personal of the individual.
Hill added, "It has not remotely caused a job loss or job
As of yet, mainly U.S. companies use the Kolbe Conative Index
with their personnel, including
Moterola, Honeywell, First Interstate, and Loral Defense Systems.
The tests are also being used
in Australia where the National
Australia Bank, among other
Australian firms, are also using
the Index.
UBC Counselling Psychology
professors declined to comment on
the Kolbe Conative Concept because it was too new and they had
not had a chance to research it.
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womins issues
This is the story of a woman who
is strong, independant,
She sees little,
And sees, within the bounds
of this sight,
That the only key to a pain-less
—however tortuous—
Is that which lies deep
within the realm
of her unbridled quest for
This same story is that of a
One who has learned, at the hands
of guilt,
How to take
—behind the wall of her
unseen face-
fear, grief, and need
to their private place;
in quiet sadness,
she takes them to their home.
she rests.
Where are all the women?
Interviewers descriminate
against female applicants
Trapped in her emptiness,
she rests
and recalls
dreams of a time long passed.
...when into her life
with open arms, she welcomed
when womanhood was understood
to be all that was
Wrapped with this blanket of
it, too,
with tears,
She heard,
the voice,...
It was the voice    ,
a woman.
Her voice, now strained by fear,
tiny, and fragile,
barely there,
'who are you, and why are you
'I am your story-maker,
she said, and,
Having now, been recalled
by your dream,
I have come to take you from here.
I have come to walk beside you.
Fve come to love and warm you,
most of all, to share,
the fear, grief, and need,
that have brought you here,
to this place of emptiness.
Together, she said, we will be
and the deed of fighting all of our ghosts
shall be done,
by the telling of our story.'
as they stumbled through the darkness,
hand in hand,
As they,
together began,
to make their first story,
a light appeared,
freeing them from darkness
letting them make their way
"Do you plan to get married
and have children?"
As a pick up line it stinks. As
a job interview question, it is
illegal and offensive. Then why
have so many male interviewers
asked me this question when I
was looking for an articling
position and later an associate's
position with their law firms?
Do interviewers ask their
male candidates this question?
Probably not. Do interviewers ask
all their female candidates this
question? I have no idea.
One thing I can tell you is
that it is a no-win situation. Ifyou
refuse to answer the question on
the basis that it is irrelevant, you
know you won't get the job.
So, what did I do? At first, I
played along by side-stepping the
question with an answer along the
lines of "I have no qualms about
hiring a nanny as long as you pay
me enough." Then I got angry at
myself for selling out.
I mean, how dare these
people put restrictions on my
reproductive schedule? What
next? Will firms require women to
sign contracts stating they won't
have children as long as they
remain in the workforce?
How short sighted! Where
does everybody think the next
generation will come from?
Women must have the choice to
pursue a career as well as a
family. Until that day occurs we
cannot say women are equal.
by Claire M Yeung
Donna Karen Higgins
Statistics show that for every
90 males in engineering, there are
only ten females. Okay, fine. In
nursing, for every 95 females,
there are only five males. Okay,
I'll bet you could have guessed
that too. But did you ever ask
To find out, I interviewed a
male civil-engineering student
and a female chemical-engineering student. Their answers were
very different. Although both
agreed we should enter fields that
made best use of our talents, their
reasons for the difference in male/
female enrollment in engineering
were widely divergent.
The male engineer stated he
had been brought up to believe
that men and women differ in
skills because of a basic genetic
difference. He believes that men
naturally have greater mathematical abilities, and that women
are just naturally better in the
arts. This is a commonly-held
belief that is, in my opinion, and
the opinion of most people like
myself, wholly untrue.
Indeed, my second subject,
the female engineer, disagreed
with him. She said she was
originally discouraged from
entering the sciences. When she
was unsure of what field to enter,
and was considering law, with a
B.Sc. as her undergraduate
degree, her high school guidance
counselor discouraged her from
taking sciences because she
"didn't need it." And she says she
has heard other women being
presented with a small number of
traditional career-options by guidance counselors when they were
unsure of what they wanted to do.
Forty-seven per cent of female
undergrads are in the arts. Thirteen per cent are in education. Six
per cent are in commerce. Only
fifteen per cent are in sciences,
and of those I know, most will
probably enter teaching. Maybe
these women are experiencing a
reduction in possible choices.
Unless women are told that the
possibilities are limitless, they
will limit themselves to traditional roles because they will see
no other options. What it all come
down to, eventually, is a question
of choice.
I spoke to Nancy Horseman,
of the Office for Women Students,
who compiles these statistics
every year.
"Well, I don't think anything
has really changed in elementary
and secondary school. I don't
think the role modeling or the encouragement for women to make a
non-traditional change has
changed since I went to school,"
she said.
"It's not just the teaching of
these subjects for the encouragement of young women, but you
have to have women role models
in these various disciplines to give
women the sense that 'yes, they
can do this too,'...Where on this
campus do we have outstanding
role models for women in particle
physics or engineering or even in
the MBA?"
And her point is well taken.
Role models would help young
women make career choices in the
sciences. It would at least allow
them to see that such choices are
there, waiting for them.
But something more important at this point, is to encourage
young women to make the non-
traditional choice. The enrollment
of women in the medical and law
program is greater than in most
graduate work. At Osgoode Hall,
in Toronto, the number of women
to men who have graduated from
law has increased over the years
until there are now almost more
women than men. Horseman
believes it to be a question of
supply and demand.
"After all, 51 per cent ofthe
population are women, and more
and more women are wanting to
have a woman doctor. I don't want
a male doctor. So, the faculties of
medicine, recognizing this, have
made medicine more accessible
and are making efforts to have
women...in engineering. Nobody's
demanding to have female engineers," she said.
If it is a question of presenting young women with a broad
variety of choices, then perhaps
we should consider creating a
greater demand for women in
non-traditional fields. If we
consider one definition of equality
as the right to choose what you
want, whether it is in career
choices, religion, sexual preference, or maybe whether to get
married and have children or not,
and not to have that choice
question, then we are still waiting
for equality.
Women will not be seen in
vast numbers in engineering, nor
men in nursing, until we are able
to encourage and accept people in
non-traditional roles. It is not
until then that we will have a
balanced society.
by Tobey Schwartz
Outraged speak out
Oppressed:   Only six years ago husbands lost the "right" to force sex
on their wives.
Unheard:      Every 17 minutes a woman in Canada is raped.
Terrorized:   One in four women in Canada is raped in her lifetime.
Raped: One in eight girls in Canada is raped before the age of 18.
Assaulted:     One in 10 women in Canada is assaulted by her husband.
Ghetto-ized: Women still learn only 60% of that learned by men.
Endangered: One in five murder victims in Canada is a woman
murdered in her home.
Dead: Fourteen women students murdered at the Universite de
Montreal on December 6,1989.
In light ofthe increasing violence in our society, especially
that which took place in Montreal,
women and men should be outraged! Women and minorities who
assert themselves in our "golden
land of opportunity" still find
themselves to be victims of discrimination and sometimes
violence. Yet many people are
skeptical and condescending of
movements which call for equality
and mutual respect in humanity.
This is due to ignorance.
Women's Studies is one such
area that has not been given the
February 6,1990
opportunity which it deserves.
Emphasizing the value of women's
experiences, Women's Studies is
open to all those who are concerned
about a healthy society. The issues
and problems of racism, discrimination and sexual oppression are some'
areas which Women's Studies seeks
to deal with.
In order to prevent such horrific events as the Montreal massacre, we must all attempt to educate ourselves ofthe significances
and experiences of both sexes so
mutual equality and opportunity is
by Carmen Carriere
Daily discrimination
Shocking incidences involving
violence and discrimination
against women seem to becon-
stantly in the news.
• Queens University and King's
College anti-date rape campaigns
were undermined when slogans
such as "no means no" were
defaced to say "no means harder"
and "date rape is fun."
• Some UBC engineers declared
that one way to get a women into
bed is a ".45 caliber gun under the
• A University of Alberta engineer, after complaining about
sexist themes in the engineer's
skit night, was booed down with
"shoot the bitch."
These incidents serve to remind us that sexual equality is
not yet reality in Canada. However, they often seem to be
singular, newsworthy events that
are alien to many university
women. Many women here at
UBC have never been raped,
assaulted or overtly discriminated
against. It is easy to see the
inequality when you watch the
news, but what about in day-today life?
Many discriminatory nuances
occur in daily interactions
between men and women.
• Sexist jokes may appear harmless on the surface, but underneath maintain that women are
sex objects not be taken as
seriously as men.
• The media's presentation of
"size five" women wearing skin
tight clothes and four-inch spikes
as the "ideal" female is degrading
not only to women, but also to
men. Most women do not look like
that, and many men do not want
their spouse or girlfriend to
appear that way. Besides, these
types of outfits are not very
comfortable and can be damaging
to your feet and spine.
• The persistent use of "he" as the
neutral pronoun meaning all of
humanity denies the fact that over
half the population is female. This
tradition suggests that male is
tradition suggests that male is
"normal" and female is "other." We
need to start dealing with "humankind" not "mankind."
• The workplace continues to be
full of sexual discrimination. A bar
often provides women with jobs,
with the possibility of sexual
harassment, while men are tucked
safely behind the bar. The emphasis seems to be on how good
women look rather on how well
they think.
• Women continue to be labelled
as "ladies" and are expected to "sit
like a lady," "talk like a lady," etc.
This stops women from being able
freely express themselves in any
way they wish.
• Women are not expected to help
with any "heavy" work. This is
left to the "big, strong" men.
Women, on average are not as
strong but preventing a women
from helping to carry a table not
only diminishes the abilities of
women but it also perpetuates the
stereotype that women are
Subtle discrimination is
perhaps the most difficult to deal
with because it is often so quiet
that we don't even hear it. We
grow up thinking that "this is the
way the world is meant to be."
When we start to suspect that
there is inequality out there we
wonder if we are just being
This inequality, however, is
real and must be fought against.
We as women and men must stop
maintaining the status quo. We
must stop laughing at sexist jokes;
we must stop expecting women to
dress in tight slinky clothes; we
must stop using the pronoun "he"
to mean all of humankind; we
must stop expecting men to fill
certain jobs and women other; we
must stop thinking of women as
the "weaker sex," What we must
do is start thinking of women and
men as equals.
by Diana Ellis, Karen Rolston
Women's studies needed:
UBC lags behind the times
An appropriate response
from the University of British
Columbia to the murder of 14
women from another university
would be an attempt at further
awareness of issues relevant to
women. The development ofthe
Women's Studies program at
UBC is directly related to such
awareness in an intellectual
What is a Women' Studies?
Why not men's studies? These
questions are often asked by
men and women alike. But I ask,
is not studying Freud, Kohlberg,
Piaget, Napoleon, Henry V,
Shakespeare, Joyce, Nietzche,
Aristotle, Plato, Confucius,—
need I continue—Men's Studies?
People claim women
throughout history have been at
home and have not been involved in philosophical, literary,
intellectual, or political life. But
the academic research ofthe
past twenty years has demonstrated that women have, in
fact, contributed in all areas of
education, politics and life, but
were never validated for their involvement and discoveries.
Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program which involves the study of the position
of women from the perspectives
of sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and all other fields
studied on campus. One ofthe
tasks of Women's Studies is to
examine the role that women
have played in intellectual
history. Women's Studies also
attempts to critically analyze
political, economic and social
systems, and the biases that are
inherent throughout. Women's
Studies questions racist,
patriarchal, class oppressive,
heterosexual society and its
The fundamental ideology
behind Women's Studies is feminism. Feminism is, by my definition, the advocation of equal
rights for everyone, that is,
women and men of all colours,
classes, religions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and
cultures. Consequently, the
study and application of feminism through Women's Studies
can serve to benefit all human
UBC offers no Women's
Studies degree. As a student
studying Women's Studies, I
have felt a growing need not
only for the further development
of a Women's Studies program
but also for a Women's Studies
students union.
Issues are constantly arising
in our classes, on campus, and in
our world that need to be addressed by a recognized organization of women students on
campus—issues such as verbal,
psychological, and physical
abuse against women, the representation of women in the
media, and more specifically, the
lack of women as prominent role
models on campus (i.e. Deans,
Provosts, and Professors). In
addition, I feel women and men
alike must learn what patriarchy is, what its roots are, and
the implications of this patriarchal power structure.
The brutal killings in Montreal incited me to write this
letter. Some claim Marc Lepine
was a madman and that is all;
others feel he was one man who
represents many men's feelings
towards women. It is easy for us
to say, in our comfortable university climate in which equality
and tolerance is the ostensible
atmosphere, that men do not feel
such animosity and anger toward
women. But why then, did the
National Organization of Women
in Ottawa and several women's
centers in universities across
Canada receive calls from men
saying "Lepine was not alone."
Are these also isolated madmen?
Certainly all men could not feel
such hatred toward women.
Yet, I see the Montreal murders as an extreme example of
men's animosity toward women,
especially with growing numbers
of women straining against the
limits that have been placed
around the roles they can and
cannot play, and the lives they
can and cannot live. Too often
women have read and heard that
"women are not as smart as men,"
are "good for one thing," are "not
as logical" or want to be "dominated be a man." Such stereotypes
also reflect this animosity and
thereby help to reinforce and
perpetuate women's subordinate
position in our society.
As a female student who has
had the privilege of attending a
higher learning institution, I feel I
must network together with men
and women to a) ensure the continued development of a strong
Women's Studies program, and b)
introduce a formal union, recognized by the Faculty of Arts, that
would serve as a center on
campus for research and discussion on women's issues. In other
words, a place for women and men
in Women's Studies to read
relevant journals or reference
books on new issues arising in
feminism; a place in which
dialogue can occur on any issue
students feel the need to approach; a place in which Women's
Studies students can be validated
for their studies, as are english,
philosophy, political science and
engineering students, etc.
If the reason for the lack of a
Women's Studies degree program
is attributed to inadequate funds,
I strongly urge a re-assessment of
priorities for funding and the
creation of a budget to include
money that will help create such a
Every other major learning
institution in Canada except Lethbridge university offers a
Women's Studies program. That
is, one can get a degree in
Women's Studies at the Universities ofToronto, Alberta, Montreal,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, McGill,
Queens, Dalhousie, Simon Fraser
and York, to name a few. Indeed,
it is now possible in some universities in Canada to get a Masters
or Phd in Women's Studies. But
UBC, which considers itself to be
one ofthe leading universities in
Canada, has no such program.
What happened in Montreal
is a tragedy, but perhaps through
continued support for women's issues, greater justice, equality, and
tolerance will be created. Women's
Studies attempts to raise awareness among students ofthe
society we live in and the prejudices and inequalities that
pervade throughout.
Perhaps with a more open
perspective on our society and the
world in which we live, misogyny
will fade and incidents like the
one in Montreal won't happen
again. UBC can help to promote
an end to the misunderstandings
and misconceptions that people
have about women and men in our
society through an established
Women's Studies programme. I
hope my words are not in vain.
by Heather N. Segal
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by Michael Booth
The Thunderbird women's
basketball team landed safely in
the Husky's kennel only to discover that the dog was not on a
The fifth-place University of
Saskatchewan Huskies stunned
the ninth-ranked UBC squad by
splitting a pair of games with their
west coast guests last weekend.
The Huskies upset the T-
Birds 77-59 in Friday's game before falling 82-68 in Saturday's
In Friday's game the Huskies
established a fast tempo and challenged the surprised T-Birds to
match it.
"They played a fast paced
game and we maybe should have
checked ourselves for a pulse,"
UBC head coach Misty Thomas
said. "Our girls had not prepared
well during the week. I think they
took Saskatchewan too lightly."
"I don't see how they could
take Saskatchewan lightly based
on standings," Thomas said.
"Some of these girls were here
when UBC was winless all year.
For us to take anyone lightly, regardless of where they're ranked,
is a huge, huge mistake."
"There is a certain amount of
pressure that comes with being a
ranked team. You have to rise to
that pressure and prepare well,
regardless ofthe opponent."
On Saturday the element of
surprise had worn off for the Huskies but, according to Thomas,
UBC still was not playing up to
their potential.
"A little of the intensity was
gone from Saskatchewan," Thomas said. "They were not as aggressive and fired up as the night
before. We were more aggressive
but were not as well prepared as
we normally are."
Third-year guard Jenny
Smallridge led all T-Bird scorers
on Friday with 18 points and 8
rebounds while Tessa Valg set the
pace Saturday by sinking 20
points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Krista Thiessen did most of
the damage for Saskatchewan as
she scored 24 and 17 point nights.
Despite the weekend's results, Thomas singled out the
leadership and consistently
strong play of fourth-year guard
Val Philpot as being important for
the team's progress to date.
Philpot scored a total of 28 points
and swiped 9 rebounds during the
Saskatchewan series.
Next up for the team is another trip out onto the vast nothingness of the Canadian prairies
for a pair of games with the University of Alberta.
"We've had a lot of problems
playing on the road this year,"
Thomas said. "This is not going to
be an easy weekend for us and,
especially after last weekend, it
should not be taken lightly."
Bird Bits
An injury riddled men's basketball team split two games in
Saskatoon against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies
this past weekend.
On Friday, J.D. Jackson
scored 29 points, leading UBC to
an 89-74 win. The next night,
Saskatchewan outplayed the
shorthanded Birds, and pulled
off an 88-86 victory with a last
minute three point shot.
With UBC center Mike
Clarke at home with the flu, forward Jason Leslie came through
on the inside with a team high 20
points and eight rebounds on
The Thunderbirds are once
again tied for first place in Canada West as UVic caught up with
two weekend wins against the
Alberta Golden Bears. With a
conference record of 12-4, UBC
drops from one to three in the
national rankings.
UBC plays two games on
the road against Alberta this
weekend, before hosting Calgary in a pair of regular season
ending games February 16-17.
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Hockey Birds chomp Huskies
by Michael Booth
The UBC puck squad's second
half dominance continued as they
extended their winning streak to
four games with a pair of road
victories against the University of
Lethbridge Pronghorns last weekend.
The Thunderbirds, winners of
seven of their last ten games,
edged the Pronghorns 7-5 on Friday before hammering the hometown side 10-2 on Saturday afternoon. Coupled with Manitoba's
two losses to Regina, the two wins
move UBC into sole possession of
fourth place in the Canada West
Friday's game was a tough
checking affair with both teams
getting excellent scoring chances.
The difference for UBC, according
to head coach Terry O'Malley, was
"that we got key goals in an otherwise even game."
"We were not sharp after travelling but they have a goalie who
can be scored on along the ice and
we exploited that," O'Malley
The  player  who  made  the
most of this weakness was winger
Dave Cannon who bagged two
goals and added an assist to lead
all UBC marksmen. Centres
Grant Delcourt and Rich Dusevic
notched single markers as did
wingers Jeff Crossley, Scott
Fearns and Scott Rawson as UBC
directed 40 shots at Scott Fischer
in the Lethbridge goal.
Saturday's game was never in
doubt as UBC took a four nothing
lead into the dressing room after
the first period. They added two
more goals in the second before
chasing Fischer from the game.
His replacement, Mike Roach,
fared little better as he allowed
four more goals before the end of
the second.
Fischer came back to play the
third period but the T-Birds opted
to soar in autopilot the rest of the
way en route to an easy 10-2 victory.
Grant Delcourt led the T-Bird
attack with four points off two
goals and a pair of assists. Centre
Mike Ikeda chipped in a pair of
goals while centre Jay Barberie
and wingers Rob Whiton, Gregg
Delcourt, Cannon, Fearns, and
Crossley all potted singles in the
T-Bird romp.
The T-Birds now head back
out onto the long and winding road
to Rutherford Arena to do battle
with the surging University of
Saskatchewan Huskies. The "doghouse" has not always been kind to
the T-Birds who sport a 32-39-0
life-time record in the Huskies'
"They're a good team that
plays inconsistently for some reason," O'Malley said. "They are
definitely not a team to be taken
Bird Droppings:
O'Malley and the T-Birds received good and bad news from the
injury front. Winger Joe Sobotin is
out for an undetermined length of
time with a shoulder injury sustained in the Lethbridge games
while defenseman Casey McMillan should be back from his knee
injury in time for next week's
homestand against Brandon.
Right winger Kalle Furer is out for
the season with a shoulder separation.
Track stars shine the apple
by John Newlands
The UBC track and field team
wrapped up a hectic week-end of
competition with team members
competing coast to coast.
The men's 4x 800 meter relay
team had been invited to the Mil-
rose Games at Madison Square
Gardens in New York City. The
team managed to finish fifth out of
24 teams and, with a little luck,
they would have done better.
The T-Birds Larry Nightingale led off with a 1:57-5 split but
the exchange with Shane Bilodeau
was fumbled and over four seconds
were lost. Scott Kent maintained
the pace with a 1:57.8 and anchor
Al Klassen ran a 1:54.0 to pull the
team back into fifth place for a
team time of 7:49.31 which enabled the team to reach CIAU
standards for the event.
The rest ofthe track team was
competing on the wet west coast at
Richmond's Minoru Park, where
the windy cool conditions hampered any notions of top level performances.
Despite this, UBC coach Carmyn
James said, *1 am pleased with the
steady improvement this year's
team is showing."
The meet featured the top
track clubs in the lower mainland
as well as competitors from Simon
Fraser University.
Field events continue to
sparkle for the UBC team as Andrew McFarlane and Phil Benson
duelled each other in the high
jump. McFarlane won the event
with a leap of 2.01 meters but he
managed to pull Benson through
for a CIAU standard and second
place with a similar 2.01 jump.
The 1500 meter event provided victories for both the UBC
men and women. In the women's
event top ranked Susan Chalmers
won in 4:37 followed by Teresa
Rind (4:41.4) and Meaghan
O'Brien (4:41.4) for a clean sweep
by UBC. The men dominated the
event as well with Tom Bessai
winning in 3:58.03 and Brian
Klassen finishing second with
Other notable performers
were Tom Girard winning the
1000 meters with a time of 2:30.2
and Greg Roberts capturing first
in the 60 meters in 7.18 seconds.
Although the weather conditions prevented good results by
the UBC contingent, it hasn't
dulled their competitive spirit.
The coast to coast performances by
UBC have the men currently
ranked seventh nationally and the
women eighth.
Next weekend the team will
be competing at the Manitoba
Invitational in Winnipeg as they
take close aim at the Canada West
meet at the end of February in
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February 6,1990
THE UBYSSE.Y/9 Doctor's debate
Medical Ethics. We need them. But whose standards of
right or wrong are we going to use?
People at the First International Conference on Jewish
Medical Ethics were stunned to hear Dr. Tendler of New
York City advocate that the results of Nazi medical experimentation on Jewish victims be used to benefit humankind.
Distasteful as it seems, the fact is that Western civilization would not enjoy the level of health care it does today
without a long history of medical scientists who disobeyed
morality and legality to experiment on humans, both dead
and alive.
But today it is growing increasingly obvious technology is running considerably ahead of an ethical framework
that has been relatively static for centuries.
Ownership of organs, organ harvesting, surrogate
motherhood, and the use of aborted fetal tissue are some of
the issues that have blossomed into the public eye in the
past five years.
This week, a trial commenced in San Francisco to
determine the ownership of a patient's spleen. It was
surgically removed for health reasons, but has since become a valuable source of cells to produce a new medicine.
And Genetic engineering can now alter DNA in human
cells, according to a Nobel winner in medicine, Dr. M.
Bishop. While this development holds the promise of new
cures, Bishop asks whether mankind is creating a new
species of superhumans.
But while the technologists forge blindly ahead, there
is little examining of the underlying ethical questions.
Often doctors and researchers are left playing roles they
don't want to.
Perhaps we can all take notice and not play catch-up to
ethical standards presented to us by the medical profession
as a fait accompli. The twentieth century dictum, "the end
justifies the means" is no longer appropriate. There is a
desperate need for moral standards, and universities are
the only institutions capable of hammering out the task.
Freedom to oppress
Lady Godiva riding on a horse is like a man of colour
with shackles around his wrists, ankles and neck led
around campus. Both stem from history, both are meant
"for fun" and both are exploitative.
Oh yeah, but those who believe the ride must cease
must be raving feminists who don't know how to have fun.
They should take a Valium and relax and stop imposing
their feminist views on others, right?
But the "fun" is the amusement of the oppressor.
For years women have spoken out against the Lady
Godiva ride for its anachronistic sexism, and yet nothing
has been done. Shouldn't it be enough that women say the
ride is offensive?
What does the silence say about "equality" when
women can so easily be ignored?
Undeniably, the objectification of women consciously
and unconsciously blurs the opinions people form about
women, their capabilities and intelligence. Objectification
robs women of their own distinct strengths and personalities.
Some claim that to ban the ride is to censor freedom of
expression. But that freedom demands a responsibility.
Freedom that violates the rights of women is only the
freedom to oppress.
the Ubyssey
February 6,1990
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"i heard it through the grapevine,* said AnarKeith the straw
mushroom.I think this is what happened: Wayne King the cabbage-
casserole had Tomato-Joe's libertarian, materialist hands written
all over it It just wouldn't do. Paul the Celery-Stick-in-Cheese-Whiz
declared the zucchini revolution, and Rick Hiebert(the Master
Eggplant) rolled over and went back to sleep after commenting to
Esther BeseL and John Gray: "Microwave-warm pizza just isn't the
game." Oblivious to the zucchini invasion,Greg Davis and Tobey
Schwartz stir fried Karen Rolston, Otto Lim and Claire m. Yeung
with red pepper slivers and served the steaming plate to Chung
Wong and Charles Lugosi. The wretched food critic and infamous
vegetarian Rebecca Bishop shout_d,"It sucks. It needs a some Diane
Ellis, Mark Neilson and Carmen Carriere to spice it up. Give me a
ham sandwich anyday!" Dale Fallon the recently assassinated
French chef on Alberta St was quoted as saying,"Mon Dieu, what do
you know about vegetables?" The assistant chefs Franka Cordua-
von Specht and Dave Chivo hired Heather N. Segal, Ernie Stelzer
and Don Mah to bean the chef with Michael Booth the rutabaga. She
was converting The Ubyssey into a TrendyLittleRestaurantOnRob-
son. "You stinking veggie capitalists," screamed Nadene Rehnby.
She was the cherry tomato communist. On cue, Hao Li was crushed
by Ted Aussem and Mark Hall the Carrot-Con tra-Twins. Effie Pow
the Rat just wanted to be some potato salad or maybe a grapefruit
would do.
Joe Altwasser
Nadene Rehnby
»   Franka Cordua-von Specht
•  Chung Wong • Keith Leung
Law student
As a student at the UBC
Legal Clinic I would like to
respond to Evelyn Al-
massy's letter published in
the January 30th edition of
The Ubyssey. My main objection to Ms. Almassy's letter is not that she expresses
an opinion, but that her
opinion is based on ignorance.
If I understand Ms.
Almassy correctly, she calls
the UBC Administration
"morally and academically
irresponsible" based on articles she has read in the
Vancouver Sun.
Let me set some facts
straight. Judge Van der
Hoop has devoted his lifetime to the legal community. Recently, in his oral
reasons for sentencing,
Judge Van der Hoop used an
unfortunate choice of words
in distinguishing a sexual
offender who behaved in the
manner of the accused in
question, from a "predatory"
sexual offender. Judge Van
der Hoop's decision in sentencing this offender was
recently unanimously upheld by the Court of Appeal.
If Ms. Almassy would take
the time to read the judgement from the case in issue,
and the judgement from the
Court of Appeal perhaps
then she could express an
educated opinion, rather
than an emotional knee-jerk
reaction. Judge Van der
Hoop is a human, and he
made an error. Do we throw
away his life-time commitment to the legal community because of one error in
Ms. Almassy "shudders" at the fact that Judge
Van der Hoop is advising at
the Clinic this semester.
Does that mean that she
shudders at the fact that a
man of Judge Van der
Hoop's expertise and experience is helping us give better legal advice and help to
our clients, the majority of
which are unemployed, or
living on welfare? Does she
object to these legally unskilled people having access
to legal knowledge that is
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more comprehensive than
could be found in most lawyers' offices? I guess what
Ms. Almassy is saying is
that not only should the
Judge be perpetually punished for his mistake of
wording, but also that my
legal education should suffer, as should the legal advice available to financially
needy people.
In conclusion, what
makes me shudder is that
some day my children may
be taught by a person that
thinks it is acceptable to
form opinions, and spout
them as the "truth", when
these opinions are based on
a few newspaper articles.
My education has taught me
that before an intelligent
opinion can be reached research must be done. Both
sides of an argument must
be looked at, and considered
in as objective of a manner
as possible. Then, and only
then, should an opinion you
are willing to have published by expressed. It is
unfortunate that Ms. Almassy's education has not
taught her this.
Rowan Davison
How tight?
Attention students of
UBC! We good humoured
homosexuals feel that the
campus population should
be informed of "Gay Blue
Jeans Day," on Friday February 9, 1990. In the past,
this has been publicized as a
day when Gays and Lesbians wear their bluejeans as
a symbolic display of being
"Gay and Proud". Also, in
the past, polyester has been
prominent on this day. We
hope that this Friday will
not deviate from this historical pattern.
So, we hope that all Gay
and Lesbian people on campus (as well as well as
friends of Gays and Lesbians) will wear their absolutely tightest bluejeans on
this day. We also hope that
you heterosexuals, engineers, red-necks, etc. (collectively known as "breeders") who are darn proud of
their sexuality, will
PLEASE find some wool
pants to wear, as polyester
is SO tacky.
Thank you for your
Robb York
Mark Keister
Gays and Lesbians UBC
Admin nails
UBC Press
The "reorganization" of
the UBC Press was announced to the university
community in UBC Report-
on 16 November, 1989.
However, since no mention
was made either of the firings of four senior Press
members or ofthe reprehensible tactics employed in
effecting what President
Strangway has persisted in
various private communications, to Deans and Heads
and to UBC Press authors,
in euphemistically labelling
a decision to "revitalize" the
Press, many members of
faculty may still be unaware
that on 30 October Professor
K.D. Srivastava, Vice President in charge of the Press,
conducted a purge of this
important academic campus unit.
The firings of the four
members—Mr. James Anderson, Director; Dr. Jane
Fredeman, Senior Acquisitions Editor; Mr. Bill Li,
Business Manager; and Mr.
William Siu, Accountant,
two of whom, Dr. Fredeman
and Bill Li, have been with
the Press almost since its
inception, in both cases for
seventeen years—effectively strips, save for two
long-term members in the
Marketing Department, the
Press of its experienced personnel. More importantly,
the duplicitous and ruthless
corporate termination procedures designed by Dr. Srivastava will almost certainly jeopardize the university's ability to recruit
competent replacements.
The simple fact is that
the multiple firings constitute an irresponsible and
gratuitous response to the
recommendations of the
President's Review Committee submitted last Jane.
Repeated oral and written
representations about the
situation at the Press were
ignored by Dr. Srivastava
over a two-year period. Not
only did he do nothing to
redress the grievances of
staff members, by his drastic solution he has irreparably ruined several professional careers, without
making a single attempt to
rectify conditions before
they reached crisis proportions. No prior warnings
were tendered; not attempt
was made to relocate in
other campus units any of
those terminated; not acknowledgement was made
of extended and loyal service to the university in the
peremptory letters of termination; and the compensation, which, though grudgingly improved over the singularly ungenerous initial
offer, adds insult to injury
by withholding the university's contribution to their
pension plan.
Dr. Srivastava's actions
dramatize the vulnerability
of AAPS members, who
clearly should be brought
under the protective umbrella ofthe faculty Association. I also think the Association should consider unionization, which may prove
the only safe passage for
faculty through the economically lean years of the
nineties against the administrative capriciousness evident in the recent purge of
the UBC Press.
William E. Fredeman
Goodbye friend
On Monday, January
fifteenth, a classmate of
mine died.
He was an eighteen
year-old breath of life, attending class with you and I.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, he came to English 100
with a smile, a twinkle of his
eye, a thought, a will, and a
spirit. He was a part of
Section 12C, writing,
dreaming, grappling with
the E.C.T., reading and
misreading with all of us.
For him, we will move
forward. We will brave the
empty seat in class with the
memory of his sturdy mind
and courageous face. Goodbye.
Nicky Sample
Science 1
February 6,1990 (fiHtfj-
■i-iV *-*'•■
Lady G. smashed
Lady Godiva was the wife of
Leofric, Earl of Merica and Lord of
Coventry around 1000 A.D. She
was a very religious person and
benefactress of a lot of monasteries. Leofric imposed high taxes on
his peasants and his Lady was at
her wits end as to how to get him to
lower them. Finally he informed
her he would do it, if and only if,
she rode naked on a horse through
the streets of Coventry. Lady
Godiva did so not because she enjoyed exposing herself (being a
medieval devout Catholic this is
unlikely) but because she felt she
had no choice. It was her brave
desperate act that freedher people
from unfair tax laws.
If the engineers really did
honour Lady Godiva, it would
seem natural that they would
continue her cause in helping the
poor through protesting unfair
laws. Instead they choose to gawk
at her body through their Lady
Godiva ride and keep a caricature
of her naked figure on their jackets. They miss the point completely. Or do they? Maybe it's not
ignorance on the part of the engineers that cause them to treat her
thus. Maybe it's because, after all
the shouting, all the hype and all
the parades, the engineers deep
inside are only cowards. Cowards
ridicule heroes. Cowards put
down those who are persecuted.
Cowards point their fingers at
others and say that other people
have faults too and therefore they
need not change. Cowards shrug
their shoulders and say it's only a
matter of opinion. Certainly it's
only cowards that abandon people
in trouble and let them die, as was
evident in the events of the Montreal massacre.
Maybe it's time the engineers
became brave enough to look the
real Lady Godiva in the face and
maybe learn something from her.
W. Collins
Music 3
Give it to us!
The fact that 30 dollars was
added to my tuition fees by the
AMS for a project (Recreation
Centre) which had not had prior
approval by the students is wrong.
However, the outcry of many students demanding that the 30 dollars be refunded is pointless because it is both a waste of time and
a very costly procedure, which will
end up costing us even more
money (ie. costs of cheques and
administration). I think the AMS
"Where money
is an idol, to be
poor is a sin."
(William Stringfellow,
Episcopal layman, writer)
University Hill Congregation
Ph 224-7011
United Church Campus Ministry
Ph 224-3722
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MARCH 2,3 &4
CALL: 222-8272
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Educational Gaiters
at the
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Prize for 1st. Place
February 9, 6 pm
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Calling Musicians, Jugglers
All Dramatists
February 16, 6 pm
Graduate Student Centre
Lounge Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 3 pm -11 pm
Friday 3 pm -1 am
Speaking in
the SUB-Auditorium
February 7th.
12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Students Non-Partisan Club
is well aware of our displeasure
with their handling of this affair
without forcing them to refund our
money. Even though this money
was collected wrongfully, I think
we should take advantage of this
opportunity and put this rather
large sum of money to good use,
which will benefit everyone.
I think this money should be
put into some type of investment
fund to gain interest until the
AMS can propose a project which
of course has to be acceptable to
the students. My logic behind this
idea is simple, the benefits of a
well spent $800,000 plus interest
will be felt by more people and to a
greater degree than if the money
was refunded. Honestly, do you
really think 30 dollars will make a
difference to your present lifestyle? You may be able to buy one
or two bags of groceries or have a
relatively good time at the Pit, but
the benefits will only be felt in the
short term. It is more sensible to
spend this money wisely on a project that will have long term benefits.
In summary, I think the AMS
has gotten the message of our disapproval and it is high time that
we look beyond the principle of
this issue and make the best of a
not so bad situation.
Harold Hetherington
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February 6,1990
Women U-Birds sweep Saskatchewan
by Wayne King
The UBC women's volleyball
team continued their winning way
and improved their Canada West
conference record to 12-4 following
a pair of weekend home victories
over the University of Saskatchewan.
The wins leave the nationally
third-ranked T-Birds in second
place, one win behind the number
one ranked UVic Vikettes (13-3)
and one win ahead of the third-
place and sixth-ranked University
of Calgary Dinos (11-5).
The T-Birds took a 2-0 lead
defeating the Huskiettes 15-7 and
15-12 before dropping the third
game by a 4-15 score.
"We suffered a mental lapse
in the third game and were lucky
they weren't able to capitalize,"
commented UBC head coach
Donna Baydock. "We won the
match because they made more
mistakes not because we played
any better."
UBC managed a 15-13 victory
in the fourth game for the match
victory with third-year player
Gwen Parker, who sparkled on
defence in the final two games,
named as UBC's player-of-the-
Saturday's match featured a
much improved T-Bird squad who
stomped the Huskiettes 3-0 despite an 18 kill performance from
the Huskiette's player of the
match Leanne Sander.
UBC dominated the match,
winning 15-9 15-13 15-8.
"We eliminated the unforced
errors and played with more intensity tonight," said veteran power
hitter Sheilagh Gillespie who
chipped in with 10 kills and a service ace.
UBC's player-of-the-match
setter Kyla Lee was instrumental
in   tlje   victory,   keeping   the
Huskiettes off guard by moving
the offense that allowed T-Bird
hitters many one-on-one situations at the net.
The T-Birds varied their attack with off-speed and full speed
hits and had 50 kills total with
three players registering double
figures in the kills department.
The T-Birds are still in tough
race for the two Canada West
nationals entries. Their next opponent is the University of Alberta
who according to coach Baydock
are bigger at the net and better on
defence than Saskatchewan.
Game time is 6:00p.m. at War
Memorial gymnasium.
In weekend men's action the
fourth ranked T-Birds were upset
by the fifth-ranked Huskies in
both matches dropping their overall record to 4-4.
UBC lost a see-saw battle
Friday night match by a 3-2 score.
Friday's match opened with the
Huskies getting out to a 15-9 victory. UBCbouncedbackandtooka
2-1 lead on the strength of 15-13
and 15-12 victories.
"Neither team seemed to
want the match," said UBC head
coach Dale Ohman. "We had them
down in the third game of the
match 11-2 but just couldn't put
them away even though we won
the game 15-12 we let them gain
the momentum and get back into
the match."
With that momentum now on
their side Saskatchewan rolled to
an easy 15-4 victory setting the
stage for a fifth and deciding game.
UBC took Saskatchewan to the
limit in the fifth game before dropping a 15-13 decision to the Huskies.
UBC's Rob Hill registered 19
kills while Jon Hammer and Dave
Farrell contributed with 19 and 15
kills respectively in a losing cause.
The momentum shift carried
into Saturday's match as the visiting Huskies rolled to an easy victory winning by 15-7, 15-8, 15-11
"We came up with a really soft
effort and didn't play with any
intensity until the third game of
the match and by then it was too
late," said Ohman.
UBC's record dropped to an
even .500(4-4) and they occupy the
basement ofthe conference with 8
Both the men's and women's
teams can help their play-off
chances by defeating the
University of Alberta Golden
Bears and Pandas in their final
home match of the Canada West
The T-Birds host Alberta
February 9 and 10 with the
women's action beginning at 6p.m.
and the men's to follow at 7:45.
European Tours
... When you purchase
your return ticket to
London with Travel CUTS!
Some restrictions apply. See
Travel CUTS for full details.
On Campus - SUB
Twelfth Night
on a
February 8 - 24, 1990
8:00 p.m.
Waterfront Theatre
Tickets $6.00
(with this coupon)
Subject to availability.     Night of performance only.
7 Days    -    -
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"•™JJ PIUS free services
Sat-Sun    ssuss = —     , -    _-    „
lie MlM-s laser printing
Wed. February 7th • 8:30 am to 8:30 pm • one day only
Including these Super Specials
MARSMATIC 700 stainless steel
Reg $85.98
Reg $135.00
All other pens and accessories 40% oH.
6 fluorescent colours   ~^<^
Reg $2.65    *  >J^
Reg $247.50
All other drafting tables 40% off.
BOARD COVER 31" x 42"
Reg $31.50  SPECIAL $16.95
SET of 10      One marker — two tips!
Reg $29.50
SET of 20
Reg $59.00
SET of 80-Art Case
Reg $265.95 SPECIAL $132.95
MARS MICROGRAPH 0.5, 0.7, 0.9 mm
Reg $1.25
Reg $69.95
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All other compasses 40% off.
Retractable pencil
Reg $6.95
«sr retro O.S
MARS #526 50
your paper!   (\ &\j'
\\ \\*
Reg 98c
SET of 1?
Reg $12.98
SET of 24
Reg $25.98
SPECUL$ 12.99
Gold-plated ballpoint
Reg $7.95
#458 Fine or medium
Reg $2.99 SPECIAL $1.39
Reg $5.99/box of 10
SUPER SPECIAL $1.99/box of 10
POLO PENCIL .05 #776 cas
A proven winner
Reg $1.79
Items sold out may be purchased at sale price if paid in full on Staedtler Day.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
19 15-1990
6200 University Boulevard • Vancouver • 228-4741
February 6,1990


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