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Array No fee increase next year
By MARK BUCKSHON
Administration president Doug
Kenny said Wednesday UBC
tuition fees won't increase next
academic year but he did not rule
out the possibility of an increase in
two years.
Kenny made his comments after
education minister Pat McGeer
said universities must make their
own decisions about tuition fees.
McGeer was at a Vancouver
meeting of the Council of Ministers
of Education, where representatives from the 10 provinces
discussed impending changes in
federal financial contributions to
post-secondary education.
It is believed the federal
government wants to reduce its aid
to   universities   and   community
colleges, currently about 50 per
cent of their operating costs.
Provincial governments and
students, through increased tuition
fees, would make up the difference.
Kenny said fees after 1977
"depend on the financial condition
of the provinces."
"I would certainly predict fees
will not go up this year," he said.
"To make a prediction on that
(fees after the 1976-7 academic
year), see me this time next year."
"It's a very important issue. I
would hope we won't have to increase the fees."
McGeer refused to provide any
predictions on how a curtailment in
federal assistance would affect the
provincial treasury and, in turn,
tuition fees.
"I don't set increases in tuition
fees," McGeer said. "These
decisions are decisions made by
the institutions themselves."
McGeer was asked if the
provincial budget for post-
secondary education next year
would require an increase in
tuition fees, if services are to be
maintained at current levels.
Vol. LVII, No. 39     VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1976
228-2301
ELEGANT  HARPSICHORD  played Wednesday noon  by Michael
Chibbett dominates simple stage in department of music recital hall.
-doug f told photo
Chibbett,  left, played several selections including Johan Bach's D
minor sonata and Jean Henri D'Anglebert's Suite in G major,
Joy of Sex or Joy of Cooking ?
What kind of books do UBC
students like to steal?
Not the same ones University of
Victoria studentsprefer, according
to surveys taken at the UVic
library and Sedgewick library.
The recent UVic survey showed
that when students there decide to
steal a book, they go straight to the
pornography section and make a
selection.
If there's nothing available
there, the enterprising thief goes
off to find the next best thing — a
book on the anatomy of human sex
organs perhaps, or the gruesome
details of venereal disease. In
desperation (or maybe with an
urge to practice safely) the thief
will remove a book on birth control.
A few UBC students will follow
the same course as the UVic thief,
but according to Sedgewick
Library head Ture Erickson, most
of them get their kicks from stolen
cookbooks,
Most   popular   stealing   areas,
after cooking, are Canadian
literature, women's studies,
pollution, and Canadian
economics.
Sex comes sixth on the list —
"quite low down," as Erickson
said.
He said the survey, which was
done two years ago and shows that
the library lost 1.34 per cent of its
books in 1974, "indicates students
are interested in very topical
things."
The UVic survey showed about
one per cent of their books were
stolen, but one in five of these was
a book on sex.
"The books were on topics which
were being researched and looked
at at the time," he said.
Erickson said another survey
will be taken in May and June to
see if the library's thief-detecting
system is effective.
Main library head Basil Stuart-
Stubbs said the Main library is
doing a similar survey, and will
have the results in two weeks.
"Well, you haven't seen the
budget," he said.
McGeer said the possible effects
of reductions in federal contributions for post secondary
education are "very iffy," until the
final decisions are made.
At the council meeting, Bert
Hohol, minister responsible for
higher education in Alberta, said
he would look positively on
requests by Alberta's universities
and colleges to increase student
fees. He did not specify any
amount.
And Ben Hanuschak, minister of
education and college and
university affairs for Manitoba,
said tuition fees in the provinces
"may or may not go up. There are
different responses to that
question," he said.
Lefties set
to battle
reaction
By MARCUS GEE
Three prominent members of the
UBC community plan to form an
independent committee to fight
conservative attitudes displayed in
the recent UBC library and clerical
workers strike.
Radical political science
professor Phil Resnick, Alma
Mater Society president Jake van
der Kamp and Association of
University and College Employees
member Ian Mackenzie will meet
next Wednesday to discuss forming
an ad hoc committee for
"democratization of the university."
Resnick said the failure of the
AUCE strike to gain faculty and
student support shows there is no
coordination of progressive people
in the university community.
"We need something to fill the
complete vacuum which became
evident during the strike. I think
the time has come where people of
principle have to take a stand."
The election of a "right-wing"
government in B.C. and the
statements made by Pat McGeer
in 1974 questioning the validity of
student representation in
university governance, published
in Friday's Ubyssey, were also
factors that convinced Resnick
that a counter force on the left is
necessary, he said.
Resnick said students, faculty
and staff should get together to
oppose anti-democratic moves to
limit student representation in
university governance.
"I am concerned about whether
the university administration or
the provincial government are
committed to democracy."
Van der Kamp said Wednesday
the proposed committee could
provide a focus for an attack on
See page 2: PROGRESSIVES
Literacy crisis linked to rising enrolment
By CHRIS GAINOR
The literacy crisis is the result of
rising university enrolments and
not declining literacy, a U.S.
English education expert claimed
Wednesday.
Stephen Judy, editor of the
English Journal published at
Michigan State University, said
writing skills have always been
low.
Speaking to about 40 people,
most of them English teachers, in
Ponderosa annex E, Judy read
statements from university
authorities on declining literacy
standards written in 1892,1917,1956
and 1975.
University     complaints     of
deteriorating student literacy
"arise every 20 to 30 years," he
said.
Judy claimed the present
literacy crisis results from rapidly
rising student enrolments and
increasing numbers of students
coming from previously disadvantaged minority groups.
"I really don't see that there's a
skills crisis," he said. "People
have never written well enough to
satisfy universities."
"We, as teachers, need to
acknowledge that we never have
been very successful at the
teaching of writing.
"While there may not be a
decline, few of us would say that
writing is being taught the way it
should in the schools."
The definition of basic skills is
being "confused" at present, he
said.
And Judy said rising enrolments
in so-called bonehead English
courses are due to shifting standards and not falling literacy.
"In most high schools, there is
more concern for the teaching of
writing now than 10 years ago,"
Judy said. "All in all, teachers are
more interested in composition
than they used to be."
Judy said the teaching of writing
must be stressed at all levels. More
emphasis on  the  teaching  of
grammar would be a step backward, he said.
"What is needed is more emphasis on writing," he said. "The
frontal assault on basic skills
doesn't work."
Students should also be taught to
manage their ideas and thoughts
effectively, he said.
"We don't really do very much
with writing in the schools," Judy
said. "We haven't managed to
bring writing into the mainstream
of curriculum."
There is "no hard data" that
television has reduced the level of
literacy, he said.
With television, people "have
See page 2: BUCK
JUDY . . . skill* always low inursaay, January   io,   IW6
'Progressives' to meet
From page 1
reactionary   attitudes-  in    the
university.
"The central idea is getting a
bunch of people with progressive
ideas about the university
together, as opposed to the regular
rum caucus which runs this
university.
"Resnick and I think similarly.
The university as it stands is one of
the props of our society and
bourgeois capitalism. The thing is
that the university is a regressive
force in society and there should be
a deep philosophical look at where
it is going."
The student-staff-faculty
committee could attack prevailing
attitudes about the university's
role as preserver of the status quo
by organizing rallies around issues
like student representation, van
der Kamp said. But he emphasized
the committee would begin as a
discussion group for the minority
on campus like he and Resnick.
Buck passing cited
From page 1
access to an enormous resource of
information previous generations
didn't have and this may have
positive effects on their literacy as
well," Judy said.
Most universities do not want to
teach first year English, he said.
University departments blame the
English department for low
literacy standards, he said, and the
English departments pass the buck
to secondary schools.
"Students entering university
expect that university English is a
hyper-correct, hyper-formal
language and they struggle to meet
false standards,"said Judy.
He slammed entrance exams as
poor gauges of literacy and said
"high school grades, despite the so-
called grade inflation, are still the
best predicter of college success."
Although college entrance exam
scores in the U.S. have fallen, this
may be due to the large increase in
people entering university, he said.
"I don't see examinations ac-
Hardwick
moonlights
as UBC prof
Geography professor Walter
Hardwick, recently appointed
deputy minister of education, says
he plans to continue teaching
geography one day a week at UBC.
Hardwick says he will be in
Vancouver for weekends, teach at
UBC on Mondays, and spend
Tuesdays through Fridays in
Victoria attending to government
business.
He will also supervise several
graduate students in geography.
Meanwhile, UBC administration
vice-president Michael Shaw said
Monday it would take time to find a
permanent replacement for
Hardwick, who was director of
UBC's continuing education
program.
Shaw, who is responsible for
academic development, said: "We
are taking a very careful look. This
is a new development and no firm
decision has been made. To get a
new permanent director will take
some time."
Shaw added it is likely an acting
director will be appointed to a one-
year term, until a permanent
director is chosen.
He would not say whether
anyone has applied for Hardwick's
old post.
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complishing what we want them to
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He said he favors open university
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He said the teaching of writing
should be incorporated into all-
courses at all educational levels.
Van der Kamp said the committee could also bring speakers to
UBC, make presentations to the
board of governors and act as a
centre for people who have complaints against the administration.,
He said the AUCE strike acted as
a spark to his interest in Resnick's
proposal for a progressive committee when he observed the
"arrogant attitude" of most
students who crossed the union's
picket lines.
Mackenzie said his main hope for
the committee is that it will improve communication between
university staff, faculty and
students. But he emphasized he is
interested as an individual, not as
AUCE local 1 president.
"I am interested as a staff
member in putting the staff of this
campus in the public eye. And I am
interested in making contact
between different sectors of the
university community. We have all
kinds of mutual concerns."
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THE      UBYSSEY
Page 3
Student aid caught in squeeze
By MARK BUCKSHON
Provincial education ministers
are seriously considering revisions
to student aid programs that would
force students to go deeper into
debt to get to school.
The ministers are considering
cutting back the number of
outright student grants, while
increasing the budget for student
loans. Loans, unlike grants, must
be repaid.
Bennett Campbell, chairman of
the Council of Ministers of
Education of Canada, said Wednesday after a meeting in Vancouver the provincial ministers
will decide about revising student
loan and bursary plans at their
next meeting in September.
He said the ministers are considering three alternatives, but
would not provide specific details
about any of them.
But in an interview he said he
has a "concern that the level of
indebtedness of students be held at
a reasonable level."
And as he spoke Ontario students
learned they will have to borrow
UBC's board
opens today
for 3 groups
The university board of governors is throwing a party today, but
few people have shown an interest
in attending.
The university's decisionmaking body, usually hard to
approach except through channels
closed to most people and groups,
is holding a rare, open board
meeting noon Thursday in the old
administration building.
And they have invited anybody in
the campus community to present
briefs on almost any topic related
to the university.
But so far, only three groups
have taken the board up on the
invitation and made plans to make
presentations.
One group is trying to get free
space on campus for the university
credit union — its present office is
hidden away somewhere in the
instructional media centre, on the
eastern edge of the campus.
Another group is trying to get the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
made more accessible to the
general public.
And a third brief will presented
by a group of University Endowment Lands residents on the
future of that piece of geography.
Each group has been given 15
minutes to make its presentation.
To show just how many applications the board expected, the
open board meeting was originally
supposed to be four hours long.
That adds up to about 16 presentations.
Board secretary William White
said Monday: "I wouldn't
speculate on the reasons for the
lack of response.
"It was fairly well advertised.
References were made to it in the
UBC Reports (the "official"
version of what happens on
campus, put out by UBC's large
and efficient public relations office) and in the off-campus press."
(The special open meeting was
never advertised in The Ubyssey,
and thus it was unlikely the largest
group of UBC constituents who are
affected by board decisions — the
23,000 students — would learn of
the meeting. The last day to apply
for time to make a brief to the
board was Dec. 31).
"I guess it shows various
segments of the populations (which
would make use of the special open
session to make their views heard)
have representation already," he
said, suggesting that the board
already contain a good balance of
the different groups in the
university community.
more money next year under the
Canada Student Loans Plan before
receiving any provincial grants.
Student financial aid is currently
a combination of non-repayable
provincial grants and federal
government-guaranteed student
loans. The size of the grants is
determined by each provincial
government.
(In B.C., students may borrow as
much as $1,800 and receive a grant
of $1,500 each year, for a total of
$3,300).
B.C. education minister Pat
McGeer left the meeting room
before he could be asked if there
would be changes in the provincial
aid program, but UBC financial aid
officer Byron Hender said he
understands no major changes are
expected next academic year.
But Hender said he would be
surprised if changes aren't made
by 1977. "It's the old fiscal
arrangements agreement. There's
so much involved," he said.
(Revisions    to    the    Fiscal
Arrangements Act, being
discussed by the ministers,
university officials and federal
government may shift some of the
cost of university education from
the federal government to
students, through higher fees.)
The education ministers said in a
press release the council ratified
the mandate of its task force on
student assistance "to make
detailed recommendations to the
council regarding the most feasible
student assistance plan."
The task force is an outgrowth of
a federal-provincial working group
on student assistance, which met
last year to consider revisions to
the Canada Student Loans plan.
The task force met secretly until
documents were leaked showing
working group members were
thinking about large increases in
ceilings for student loans, while
reducing non-repayable provincial
grants.
Student groups, most notably the
National Union of Students, have
claimed they have been denied
access to the working group and
task force.
Campbell denied that, saying
students can make representations
to their provincial governments
and, in his province, students are
represented on a government
student aid committee.
One student representative in
B.C. sits on an appeals committee,
but the committee only deals with
specific students' problems and
does not have policy-making
power.
Campbell, after repeated
questioning, said he would not
release details about the financial
aid alternatives being considered
by the council because they are in
"internal working documents."
He said proposed revisions to the
aid programs include introduction
of assistance for part-time
students.
Emphasizing he was speaking as
education minister for Prince
Edward Island and not officially
for the council, he described his
concern about student indebtedness.
Meanwhile, Ontario students
face an increase of the mandatory
loan ceiling — from $800 this year
to $1,000 next year, according to a
Canadian University Press report.
There is no indication yet
whether the government will
reduce students' grants at the
same time, but government
sources termed such a move
"likely."
The sources said the decision to
raise the loan ceiling was privately
announced by Harry Parrott,
Ontario minister of colleges and
universities, at a closed meeting of
the special advisory committee
now studying the province's
student aid system.
Parrott "made it perfectly
clear" the decision had already
been made, and instructed the
members not to reveal the change
until formally announced by the
government, the sources said.
SNOOZIN*   STUDENT   saws    logs    on    comfortable    IRC    bench
Wednesday afternoon dreaming that his arm is all better so he can
—doug f Md photo
take notes in class again. Student remains unidentified as Ubyssey
shutterbug was afraid of waking him up to find out his name.
Anger, apathy greet new ed minister
By GREGG THOMPSON
What  do  you  think  of  Pat
McGeer as education minister?
"Frightening."
"I'm shocked."
"An ivory tower academic."
"ahhh . . . tiresome."
or, "Not too bad a choice . . . "
"Can't  be worse  than   Dailly
»»
"He knows his wines."
Anyway, students weren't
exactly raving in their admiration
for the new minister when asked
for comments Wednesday in a
campus-wide opinion survey
conducted Wednesday by The
Ubyssey.
Most students instinctively
reacted to the question by lambasting McGeer for his handling of
the Insurance Corporation of
British Columbia's financial
problems.
"I just hope he doesn't handle it
like he did ICBC," was a typical
comment.
But while most students had
little to say when asked what
directions they want McGeer to
take in the field of education,
almost   all   reacted  strongly   to
McGeer's statements that
university decision-making bodies
should be closed to students.
"Students will not accept non-
democratic ideas like that," said
Rick Francis, education 5. "That
doesn't make any sense to me."
Sonia Mesich, arts 2, said she
had the "feeling he (McGeer)
doesn't like students. He's archaic.
Education certainly won't go
forward, it'll go backwards."
"Universities are likely to turn
into high schools," said Doug
Harrington, arts 2.
During a debate on the
Universities Act (Hansard, June
17,1974) McGeer said: "I know of
no university anywhere in the
world that has been furthered in its
own standards by the appointment
of students to the board of
governors or to the
senate .... they're not
democracies."
At the Ponderosa cafeteria, Joe
Dolchewski, arts 4 and David
Mauro, a technician at the computer centre reacted strongly to
the Point Grey MLA's remarks.
"That's not the kind of comment
I'd   expect   from   an   education
minister, or any minister. But I'd
expect anything from Social
Credit," said Mauro.
Dolchewski, a former Simon
Fraser University student, said
that while he disagreed with
McGeer's statements, he found
them to be "accurate."
"It'strue, they (universities) are
all little empires.
"I've never seen student
representatives accomplish too
much."
The faculty most likely to, be
directly affected by the change in
education ministers is the
education faculty. But surprisingly, most education students
resting in the education building
lounge or sipping coffee in the
basement cafeteria had little to say
about McGeer or what they would
like to see him do.
Generalities such as "pushing
decentralization" and "cutting
bureaucracy" abounded.
But Gary Gordon, education 4,
said McGeer should attempt to
achieve "higher standards for
professors here and at SFU."
"Standards aren't quite what
they should be," he said. "There's
too much protection."
Gordon said he "questioned"
whether McGeer as education
minister would take any action on
the issue.
Without going into detail, Jane
Banfield, also education 4, said she
would like to see McGeer look into
"possibilities in educational areas
not looked into before."
Carol Caldwell, education 3, said
she wished to see more concern for
education shown by the new Social
Credit government.
"Education is getting pushed
more into the background. It's not
a priority and it should be," she
said.
Concern for a job and secure
employment was the "number
one" issue for Doreen Davidson,
and Rick Francis, both education
5, were concerned.
"It takes 12 years in most
districts to reach full pay, and
that's not including five years of
school. Carpenters and the sort
don't have to wait that long," said
Francis.
He said he would like to see
McGeer lower the time limit to
about three years. Page 4
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15, 1976
Student aid
debate goes
on in private
The Council of Ministers of Education has given
university students a puzzle to solve.
Its secretive working group researching student aid has
decided there are three ways bursary and loan plans can be
changed.
They say a council task force will choose one of the
alternatives and recommend it to council at its next meeting
in September.
That's it. There are all the other clues to the CME puzzle.
But the puzzle's solution will determine which students
can afford to get  into  university and how much money
students will owe banks after they graduate.
These are important issues. Students might want to know
what the three alternatives are, so they can recommend the
best possible choice. After all, whatever choice is made will
affect the lives of students more than any other group of the
population.
No way, says the CME.
Officials say the CME can't provide students a synopsis of
the alternatives, because the recommendations are
"complex" and must be read from working papers.
And the working papers can't be provided to students
because they are, well, "internal working documents." Oh.
The CME doesn't mean to be mean about not providing
the documents. It says students can stijl have "input"
through contact with individual provincial governments, if
the governments want to listen.
But it isn't all that easy to present useful arguments when
three clear choices have been outlined, one solution is to be
found and the students - those who in the end pay the price
— can't even understand what the choices are.
So students will remain in the dark.
And they will wait for the CME to release the decision
students will pay for throughout their lives.
..SO,  I   PROMISED   MV   DAP   I'D   GOTO   UNIVERSITY..
Letters
Pimping
next?
Are Canada or B.C. Student
Loans worth all the hassle? I applied in September for a small loan
to pay for expenses in the second
term.
I was informed in late November
that my loan form had been lost or
misplaced in Victoria, and could I
please reapply? After filling out
the second form I waited and
waited until late December before
trying to take action on it.
Any results?
No such luck. I wandered from
the Registrar's office to Buchanan
to Finance, etc.
Finally, the last day before
classes ended, the postal strike
ended and I thought I might finally
receive money to pay my second
term tuition and residence fees.
Although the AUCE -strike compounded my troubles, I was
assured my money would get here.
It finally did (just before the new
year) and I used the loan money
($990) to pay off money I had
borrowed from outside sources to
pay for first term. I was also informed that my grant money was
not available until January.
Needing personal items of basic
necessity, I was forced to sell my
camera, tape recorder and a stack
of records.
So, here it is, in January (my
grant should be due in now), but I
was further informed by finance
that the grant money won't be in
for another three weeks!
With residence and tuition fees
long overdue, I've been forced to
take a job to get enough money to
arrange a deferment. All other
activities (hockey, music, etc.)
have been cut out, but my school
work is starting to slip.
There may be other factors involved in the delay, but I've
learned from this experience that
Canada or B.C. student loan's just
aren't worth all the hassle. In fact,
next time I need money, I'd be
better off going downtown to
borrow money from "the boys."
Len K. MacKave
artsl
Attack 2
In his letter (Jan. 13) Stephen
Clark was correct in his
assessment of the AUCE as being
"mis-guided" and "power-happy".
From your response it is apparent
that you, the editorial staff, are
also misguided.
It was painfully obvious that the
majority of students didn't support
the AUCE and yet for two weeks
you tried to make us all believe
that they had a legitimate cause
for screwing 23,000 students. It is
obvious that you care little for the
opinions of your readership and
are intent on making us conform to
your views.
Gordon MacDonald
arts 3
Without going into the whole
AUCE business again, we'd just
like to point out that The Ubyssey
doesn't consider itself an opinion
poll and hence it might not always
reflect the majority student view
[if indeed such a thing exists.]
If we do go against what appears
to be the majority student opinion,
however, our views are never
intended to be read as sermons
from the mount.
We form our opinions on a given
issue based on the balanced articles our reporters write [and the
ones which everyone reads in the
paper.] The staff opinions don't
magically appear — they come
from the information available to
every student three times a week
on the pages of The Ubyssey.
We hope to stimulate discussion
on the issues and challenge people
to think about what is going on
around them. The Ubyssey staff
doesn't have all the answers — but
we're trying.
It's been said often enough
before but perhaps it's worth
repeating here. The Ubyssey
operates on a collective basis
where everyone who works on the
paper [all non-paid students] has
input into rag policy.
If you're really that dissatisfied
with the views you read come and
speak to us in person or, better
still, join the operation.—Staff.
Vibes
We should like to register our
approval of Jake van der Kamp's
"code of ethics". However, we feel
that the code is discriminating
against music students, and should
be altered to include the music
building. We realize van der Kamp
is a busy man, but such an obvious
omission cannot go unchastened.
If the code is to include the music
building, however, some exceptions must be made. Room
requirements, specifically re
doors, must be altered.
All practice rooms in the music
building have only one door, as do
the listening rooms, the microfilm
room, the downstairs music
library, and the storage room.
These rooms are especially
important to music majors as we
attempt to follow in the footsteps of
J. S. Bach. (60 seconds silent
adoration!)
It is well known that Bach
fathered 21 children, being as
prolific in his offspring as in his
writing, thus, one may see how
important it is that our building
be included in the code of ethics, as
THE UBYSSEY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1976
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
Or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301; Sports, 228-2306; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Gary Coull
And Dick, *t tha halfway mark of this NHL (National Horses' Ass
League) season, It Isn't a closa raca. Uh, no, Danny, as a matter of fact,
Marcus Qee, wKh 357 points, Is so far out In tha lead the next closest guy
Is In third place. That would ba Mark Buckshon, who looks Ilka ha might
be putting together a strong second half of the season. He's got 229 points.
Doug Rushton has blown enough outlines for third place, 204 points, and
Chris Qalnor has blown enough Jokes for 193 points. The others? Hardly
worth mentioning, but here they are, anyway: Ralph Maurer, the
Ubyssey's silly editor, 180 points; Gary Coull, 174; Sue Vohanka, 166;
Heather Walker, 149; Anne Wallace, 137; Gregg Thompson, 131; Doug
Field, 111; Dave Wilkinson, 99; Susan Alexander, 90; Nancy Southam, 74;
and Bill Tleleman, 59. Back to live action at the Forum In Montreal,
Lafleur takes a check but gets the puck over to Shutt ... a shot . . . and
JfMiREBOUNDm   . . . and It's cleared	
we attempt to emulate the past
masters.
We agree that the one door to the
rooms may prove to be a sticky
problem but it would be a shame to
have the rooms go to waste. The
rooms are booked by music
students for regular practice
throughout the year, and one door
or not, we're expected to practice
at lease two hours daily.
After all* even Bach had only one
door to his, er . . . organ loft, and
obviously he had no difficulty
getting in and out of it! (21
children; whew!)
We realize that exceptions tend
to weaken rules, but we feel that
the aforementioned rooms should
be included in the code. However
any attempts by the Federation of
Associated Gears (FAG) to have
their toilet stalls included in the
cede, should be quashed immediately. After all, we must draw
the   latch-Handel   somewhere!!!
Ms. Igor Amadaeus
von Monteverdi
Georg Ludwig von
Mercedes Haydn
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from all readers.
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typed.
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writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons fin' anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
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letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste.
Letters should be addressed to
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SUB 241-K. Thursday, January 15, 1976
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 5
Students must join
together to struggle
By LAKE SAGARIS
Students come from a wide variety of
backgrounds, different ages and different
interests. However, whether we think it's
important or not, for the length of time we
are in school we have one thing in common
— we are all students. (What a surprise,
eh?)
As students we are affected by the Canada
Student Loan Plan and the widespread
inadequacies of student aid programs, not
the least of which is the fact that many
people who most require financial aid don't
qualify because of such things as the
parental contribution requirement.
As students, usually living on fixed incomes, we are affected by the housing
shortages in Vancouver, Victoria and to a
lesser extent throughout the province. We
share the housing problem with other
groups to be sure, but, unlike these other
groups, we are totally disorganized when it
comes to us (who me?) solving the housing
problem as it affects us.
There are tenant organizations fighting
for fairer legislation and struggling to make
sure that municipal, provincial and federal
governments pay attention to their needs.
Subsidized housing for senior citizens,
another large group of people on fixed incomes, was built on a fairly large scale
during the last three years. The same
cannot be said of student housing OF ANY
KIND.
Students as a group have not organized
around their need for housing; nor have they
attempted to ally themselves with other
people in the same boat.
As independent students not receiving
governmental or parental financial aid, we
need paid employment during the summer
to enable us to continue our education (not to
mention eat, sleep. . .). For those of us who
don't make enough during the summer, we
need part time employment throughout the
school term as well.
We share our peculiar employment needs
with few (if any) other groups in Canada —
only with each other. Yet students have
failed to organize against cutbacks to such
programs as Opportunity for Youth (OFY)
which in spite of its limitations employed
30,000 "young" Canadians last summer and
27,500 in 1974. Students have had little say in
government programs and policies which
affect their financial security so drastically.
Attempts to organize have been sporadic
and extremely localized. For example, last
summer major employers in the private
sector were unable to hire their usual
number of students due to worldwide slumps
in their commodities. Students, however,
were not forewarned of the shortage at all. It
remained for the individual, finishing
exams in April, to spend weeks hunting for
jobs that were virtually non existent.
The public sector was no help either: in '74
(a good year) it employed 60 per cent of
students placed in jobs, but last year it was
cut back 40 per cent to 50 per cent. (Lyle
Viereck, Student Unemployment in the
Central Kootenay).
Out of the entire province with about
60,000 post secondary students, one
university, population 420 fulltime students,
organized a campaign to get more jobs. This
started with individual letters to MLAs,
petitions and form letters which elicited
little response. It went to occupations of
student employment services, petitions to
Victoria and an angry media campaign. The
conclusion of the students involved was"...
that province-wide awareness must occlur if
the government (is) to react to the student
unemployment problem."
"Province wide awareness." Among the
many communities that make up B.C.
Among the government officials who are
responsible for dealing with the various
problems that exist. Among students
themselves. Awareness of the fact that the
summer they can't get a job, fail to qualify
for student aid or can't find a place to live, 10
or 20 or 30 or more per cent of the students in
Canada may face the same problem. That's
tens of thousands of people — enough to
have a right to speak out to government,
general public, other people with similar
problems, each other. Enough to effect a
change if we all work together.
And students have been attempting to
organize, have effected some changes
already. Several provinces have begun to
organize through provincial federations of
students. The oldest is the Ontario
Federation of Students (OFS), which began
three years ago and is probably the most
stable of student federations in Canada.
During the last year, the Atlantic
Federation of Students (AFS), the
Association Nationale d'Etudiants (ANEQ),
the Federation of Alberta Students (FAS)
and the B.C. Student Federation (BCSF)
have either burst or struggled into
existence, in response to worsening conditions. The National Union of Students
(NUS) formed in 1972, before most
provincial organizations. Because of this,
ties between provincial and national
organizations have been informal.
Student organizations, like students, are
aren't enough. Just as money isn't the only
investment necessary for a strong, effective
student movement. Student organizations
exist to provide the tools to students who
face problems such as last summer's
unemployment rate (about 11.7 per cent, not
adjusted), the housing shortage (how many
of you are paying more for the place you're
living in transportation costs, rent, time,
and energy than you can afford?), a student
aid plan which doesn't help many who need
help, and so on . . .
Well, we've discussed the 'a what' part of
it, now for the 'we're trying' part. We have
begun to look for solutions to our problems
as students by forming the structures which
will provide the tools we need. How we fit
together — individual, province, region,
nation — is another question. To put it
simply, right now we don't fit together very
well. However, the potential is there and
we're getting to it.
Just as we're becoming aware of the
problems we face simply because we're
students.
Working together, BCSF, OFS, ANEQ and
NUS have all done extensive work on the
Canada Student Loan Plan (CSLP) and
other student aid programs. The information about where the problems start is
already available from these sources. Using
different tactics we have tried to get
changes. After all, if it's supposed to help us
and it doesn't it should be changed or the
pretence dropped.
In B.C. it started with research, letters,
meetings with the education department,
information distribution through student
unions and the BCSF newsletter. (Oh that
we could afford a provincial paper that
everyone could read! It stalled with two
student reps on a quasi appeals board
(what, you didn't know you could appeal?)
and the promise of student representation
on an advisory committee which has never
materialized. It leaves us still fighting. Not
to mention looking around the country for
what other people are doing.
ANEQ" came into existence when the
Quebec government failed to process loan
application until late in the school year.
Angry demonstrations against the government and occupations of student awards
"Students as a group have not organized
around their need for housing; nor have
they attempted to ally themselves with
other people in the same boat."
plagued by financial problems and limited
access to information, ability to share that
information. Most attempt to raise funds
through levying a per student fee on
members. This is kept as low as possible,
and for fulltime students. Generally
speaking, we attempt to levy the fee through
a referendum (letting the students themselves speak) rather than student union
grants.
The money raised goes into hiring
researchers to get the information together
so we know what we're talking about; hiring
fieldworkers who can help local and
provincial student unions inform and
organize students; publishing bulletins,
newsletters, reports and, in some cases, a
newspaper.
Of  course.student  organizations   alone
offices resulted in significant changes in the
Quebec Student Aid plan.
Ontario students through the OFS have
been campaigning against such things as
the Henderson Report (which calls for
raising the loan ceiling to $1,400 from $800,
thus increasing the amount of debt a student
may graduate with by a great deal). Having
met with similar frustration from Ontario
and national bureaucrats and politicians,
they are preparing for a demonstration at
Queens Park at the end of this month.
Due to the fact that at present NUS can
afford only one fulltime researcher (and,
until now, one fieldworker to cover the
whole country), NUS'a principal contribution has been vital information from
reports, studies on student aid needs, and on
how to go about getting changes. It has also
., *"■).*-■ ."!?■'-'. '
fought on the national level (after all, it's the
Canada Student Loan Plan) for representation of at least a voice on the CSLP advisory committee.
Circumstances similar to these have
resulted in fragmented efforts on other
issues. Since so many of our problems are
affecting students across the country, we
are beginning to come together. So far,
representatives fwm the feds and provinces
which don't have feds have met twice to
discuss the idea of a common national
program and the restructuring of all
organizations to allow for a common
program.
A common prograrruvon't be difficult. We
found that we all had the same list of
priorities (although not always in the same
order): financial aid, unemployment,
housing, tuition fee increases and budgetary
restrictions that are wiping out valuable
programs.
A good restructuring proposal will be
hard. We have to think about provinces
without federations, student groups we don't
adequately represent at present (parttime
students for example) and the fact that it is
absolutely essential that policy decisions be
made and acted upon at a local level as well
as a provincial or national level.
We also have to consider the fact that
financial resources, experience, awareness,
cooperative government officials aren't
spread evenly across the country. A national
student movement, in fact, the Canadian
student movement can change this. It's still
a little wobbly but it's here. And it will stay
if we, students, work to keep it here, work to
solve our own problems.
Sagaria, a UBC student, is a member of the
BCSF executive and has been involved with
the organization since its establishment in
March, 1975.
Soapbox
The Ubyssey welcomes submissions to the Soapbox page, an
opinion forum published
periodically during the academic
•year.
Anyone from the campus
community is invited to develop
well-written topics on articles
relevant to students, staff and
faculty.
Articles should be sent to The
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THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, January  15,  1976
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The Vancouver Institute, that
old bastion of stuffy professionals
and pseudo-intellectuals, is continuing its lecture program at UBC
this term.
Gunnay Dybwad, a professor
at Brandeis University in Boston,
Hot flashes
will lecture next on international
developments in rehabilitation of
the handicapped.
Dybwad speaks at 8 p.m., Saturday in IRC 2.
Bracelet?
An    unusual    silver    bracelet,
found   Sept.   30   in   the   Acadia
Camp area, has still not be claim- .
ed.
The bracelet, made of 1941
German-Dutch occupation
10-cent pieces, can be claimed
from the RCMP's university detachment. Phone 224-1322 and
ask for Corporal Francis.
Safe
'Tween classes
TODAY
UBC KUNG FU'CLUB
Demonstration,     noon,     SUB
ballroom.
AMS ART GALLERY
Exhibition  of paintings by  Debora
Clapton,   Les   Duplessis   and   Brian
Scott,   10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SUB art
gallery.
UBC LIBRARY
Toby   MacLennan   reads   from   her
work, noon, Sedgewick orientation
room.
PRE—DENTAL SOCIETY
General meeting, noon, IRC 1.
LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
Talk on The Male Mystique, noon,
SUB 213.
INTER VARSITY
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
God's  requirements  of man before
and   after   salvation,   noon,   Chem
250.
CHINESE CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Dr. Neufeld on Spiritual Pattern For
Personal   Growth,  noon,  SUB  205.
PRE VETS
Dr. Kris speaks, noon, McMI 160.
CHARISMATIC
CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP
Film, Future Shock, based on Alvin
Toffler   book,  7:30 p.m.,  Lutheran
Campus Centre lounge.
SUB SPACE
DEMAND COMMITTEE
Meeting, 3:30 p.m., SUB 260.
SHOTOKAN KARATE
Practice.   New   members   welcome,
7:30 p.m., winter sports centre gym
E.
TAEKWON DO CLUB
Practice and registration, 5:30 to 7
p.m., Totem Park ballroom.
MY JONG KUNG FU CLUB
Practice   and   registration,    5   to   7
p.m., Place Vanier ballroom.
FILMSOC
General meeting, noon, SUB 241.
FRIDAY
ELCIRCULO
SPANISH CLUB
Party    organization,    nfcn,    Brock
351A.
FENCING CLUB
New training program, 7 to 10 p.m.,
winter sports centre, gym E.
YOUNG PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVES
Meeting, noon, SUB 212A.
MORMON STUDENT_ASSOCIATION
Lecture on modern prophets, noon,
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NEWMAN BIBLE SOCIETY
Meeting, nooon, SUB 224.
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS
ASSOCIATION
Klaus    Riegel   on   The   Developing
Individual    in    a    Changing   World,
noon, Ang. 223.
CLASSICS CLUB
William Heckel on Catallus, 8 p.m.,
3887 W. 14th Ave.
SCIENCE FICTION FEN
General meeting, noon, SUB 216E.
UBC's lost and found is holding its semi-annual sale of unclaimed lost articles noon to 4:30
Wednesday.
The lost and found operates
out of SUB 207, on the second
floor of SUB. The sale will also be
held there.
The plan
A regional science professor
will speak Friday on integration in
development planning at the
national, regional and urban
levels.
Thomas Reiner, a University of
Pennsylvania professor, will speak
at noon Friday in Lasserre 102.
Improve your
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Speaks at alumni dinner
Entire Liberal caucus at UBC
By NANCY SOUTHAM
Gordon Gibson, the one-man
Liberal party in the provincial
legislature, dug out his favorite
campaign speech of the recent
election campaign for a group of 40
students at a Tuesday night dinner
at Cecil Green Park.
Gibson spent 30 minutes
outlining the Liberal party's
identity and concepts and defended
the need for a centre party at the
dinner sponsored by the Alumni
Association Student Affairs
Committee.
He said the results of the Dec. 11
election show clearly the
polarization that exists between
the NDP and Social Credit parties
(the Socreds and NDP received 48
and 40 per cent of the popular vote,
respectively, while the Liberals
received eight per cent and Conservatives managed four per
cent).
"I am truly surprised and
dismayed at the polarization that
exists in this province today," he
said.
He said a strong centrist party is
important to get rid of this
polarization. "This role is the
answer to getting the politics of
fear out of this province."
"To say we are a good middle
party is not a unique claim, but we
must have somebody standing in
the wings," he said.
He then said the problem with
having a strong centre party is not
justifying it, but selling it to the
electorate. "The claims of a
middle party are sufficient in logic,
but insufficient in salability."
Gibson denied the B.C. Liberal
party is "a party of the establishment."
"The people within our party are
a good cross-section" of different
social backgrounds, he said.
"We believe in focusing on the
individual. Every party says this,
but we believe specifically in
equality of opportunity, individual
responsibilities, and individual
authority."
Outlining his party's concepts,
Gibson emphasized the need for a
balance of power.
"The individual has no power in
comparison to government's
power. But if there is a balance of
power within the government, the
individual has more of a chance to
work through that power."
Gibson cited consumerism,
conservation, and the women's
movement as specific examples of
collective movements that have
had difficulty working through big
government power.
"Governments must be more
responsive to individual needs.
People at UBC have no idea what
the government is planning for
education,"
On the concept of incentive and
law enforcement, Gibson said,
"productive behavior is not emphasized enough in today's society,
and anti-social behavior is not
penalized enough." He mentioned
the unemployment insurance
program as an example of lack of
enforcement in government
programs.
Gibson also spoke on concepts of
decentralization, minority rights,
reform and redistribution of
wealth.
In concluding, Gibson said, "Our
party's place is clear in the
philosophical sense. What we have
to do is make that philosophical
place, a practical place in
operational terms."
"This (middleground) role is the
answer to getting the politics of
fear out of this province."
During a question period, Gibson
was asked to comment on the three
prominent Liberal party defectors,
Pat McGeer, Alan Williams and
Garde Gardom.
"They injured us greatly," but
he added, "as a result of their
departure some of the problems in
the party have gone away."
One questioner asked Gibson
what he thought of McGeer's 1974
statement that students should
stay out of politics.
Gibson replied, "That is not the
Liberal party's policy." Then he.
added with a laugh, "I guess
McGeer has found the right party."
He was asked how he plans to
defend his one-man show in the
forthcoming sessions in the
legislature.
"I have a right as an individual
and as an MLA to voice my
opinion. I will speak out on issues
whenever I can."
On the Socreds, he said: "They
can be distant and arrogant. They
don't look to the future."
On the NDP: "They trust state
intervention. They don't concern
themselves with human potential."
And on the Liberals: "We don't
provide the goals — it's up to the
people to establish them. We want
to work toward a system that
unlocks potential in people."
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Ed ministers oppose proposals
Several provincial education
ministers said Wednesday they
won't go along with university and
college administrators and
teachers who want them to
relinquish control of post-
secondary education to the federal
government.
In separate interviews, the
ministers had blunt words about
the "deprovincialization"
proposals of the Association of
Universities and Colleges of
Canada (AUCC) and the Canadian
Association of University Teachers
(CAUT).
But they would not express their
concerns at a formal press conference at the end of the Council of
Ministers of Education meeting
here.
CME chairman Bennett Campbell said the university proposals
weren't part of the formal meeting
agenda, but were alluded to in
conversations   about   a   meeting
with federal officials next month
about proposed revisions to the
Fiscal Arrangements Act.
(Through the act, the federal
government provides the bulk of
money for post-secondary
education, but the provinces decide
exactly how the money is spent.)
The executive of AUCC meets
prime minister Pierre Trudeau in
Ottawa today to argue in favor of a
federal universities policy which
would result in regional "centres of
academic excellence."
CAUT has asked the federal
government to send money
directly to the universities,
bypassing the provincial
treasuries and provincial political
control.
Campbell declined comment on
the controversy as chairman of the
CME. But speaking as education
minister of Prince Edward Island,
he said the universities may have
difficulty arguing the case because
the BNA act clearly gives control
of education to the provinces.
Bert Hohol, Alberta's minister
responsible for higher education,
said: "The British North America
Act didn't exclude universities
when they gave responsibility for
education to the provinces."
"We take a pretty hard nosed
position on that."
Hohol said arguments that the
federal government provides the
bulk of money for post secondary
education and so should have some
control of policy are faulty
because, he said, the federal
government is collecting tax
revenue from people in the
provinces which rightfully belongs
in the provinces.
Bernard Lachapelle, Quebec's
cabinet representative at the
conference, said his government
also believes all aspects of
education are provincial, and
should be controlled by provincial
governments.
B.C. education minister Pat
McGeer rushed out of the room
before he could be asked the
question.
C'tee probes women's pay
A president's committee probing
salary differences between male
and female faculty members is
now examining particular cases of
possible sex discrimination, says
committee co-chairperson Jim
Richards.
This stage involves carefully
examining   the   experience   and
Jobs? It's that time again
ByNANCYSOUTHAM
With an academic background in
electrical engineering you could
find yourself in Chase, B.C. this
summer, changing lightbulbs for
the provincial government's
department of public works.
Students can apply for B.C.
government summer jobs until
Friday at the student services
office in Ponderosa Annex F.
Interested students should bring
their social insurance number and
driver's licence, if they have one,
to assist them in filling out the
Careers '76 application.
Applications are fed into a
computer, and as jobs develop,
applicants are matched to them.
Acceptable applicants will be
notified by the beginning of March
for a job interview, a spokesperson
for Careers '76 said Monday.
Students will be interviewed by
individual department personnel
and not by the labor department.
The jobs run in the program
from May 3 until August 31 inclusive. -
Specific jobs are not known yet,
but typically they range from
cook's helper on a B.C. ferry to law
work in the attorney-general's
office.
Separate government projects
will be finalized by the end of
February.
"We try to stress career-oriented
and innovative jobs," said Mark
Thomas, a spokesman for the
department of labor, Monday.
The Careers '76 program is
aimed at disadvantaged students
and youths including:
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Applications will be accepted until February 13, 1976.
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In addition, summer employment is also available with the
federal government and through
the UBC student placement office.
Cam Craik, placement officer at
the student services office, said
Monday there are job openings
available and "it's a question of
getting students over to our office
to find out about them."
The Careers '76 placement effort
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qualifications of male peers who
are being paid more.
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny, who established the
committee in November, has set
aside $100,000 of the university's
budget to help compensate for any
wage differences which the
committee discovers are based on
sex discrimination.
Richards said the probe was
divided into two stages. In the first
stage, the committee compared
the salary of each full-time woman
faculty member to that of one or
two of her male peers. To get these
names, the committee asked each
of the 280 full-time women faculty
members to suggest the name of a
male peer, then it asked the head of
each women's department to also
suggest a male peer to whose
salary the woman's salary could be
compared to.
If the committee discovered any
difference between the woman's
salary and the salary or salaries of
her male peers, stage two was
launched: the curriculum vitae of
the woman and her higher-paid
peer is carefully scrutinized.
Richards said the committee had
completed the first part of the
examination with about one half of
the 280 women faculty members.
"At the end of the week we'll be
more than one half way through,
and about two thirds of the ones
we've looked at will go to phase
two," he said.
Richards had said in November
he hoped the committee would
have its findings ready early in the
new year. However, the committee
is making slower progress than he
anticipated and is now aiming for
an early-spring completion date.
"We're hoping to have
everything wrapped up sometime
in March," he said, but he then
expressed the sentiment that even
this might be an optimistic
estimate.
The committee meets weekly.
Members are food sciences prof
Richards, history head Margaret
Prang, microbiology professor
Julia Levy, political science head
Alan Cairns, education professor
Penny Gouldstone and medicine
prof Don Whitelaw. Prang and
Richards are co-chairpersons.
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