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The Ubyssey Mar 10, 1981

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Fee fighters
camp in Trent
DUST, DUST, DUST, a janitor's work is never done. And when RCMP
members finished laundering liquor license kickbacks, cleaning up campus
crime, and whitewashing alleged wiretapping of student radicals, they had
just enough time to check for fingerprints in Buchanan lounge Monday
— eric egoflitson photo
before slipping out for quick toke of confiscated substances. Local thieves,
enraged at federal taxes on cigarettes and booze, broke open cigarette
machine and tried to crack the fridge. Fridge contained food services leftovers, and was locked because of dangerously high levels of radiation.
'Student summer wages not enough'
Despite increased average savings
from summer employment, a recent
survey says most students are still
unable to finance their own post
secondary education.
And the problem is more severe
for women.
Of undergraduate women, 92.3
per cent earned less than the "absolute minimum amount required
to finance a year?' according to the
survey conducted by the student
counselling and resource centre during September registration.
The survey said 79.3 per cent of
undergraduate men earned less than
$3,501, the figure considered
minimal for financing a year at
The report, released by the
university administration last week,
follows a recent board of governors
decision to increase student aid by
four per cent.
The report said figures for recent
years indicate it is increasingly dif
ficult for students to independently
finance their education.
Savings for men increased $147
from 1979 to $2,275 while women's
savings increased $170. The mean
savings for women was $1,621.
Shortfalls in savings are usually
made up through student loans,
bursaries or other sources, according to the report.
The report confirmed charges by
the Alma Mater Society tuition and
student aid committee that costs of
attending UBC are often beyond
the students' earning ability.
The committee told the board
March 3 that increased costs in
food, housing and other expenses
mean eight months of university actually costs $4,538.
The committee brief predicted
that with a 13 per cent increase in
tuition next year savings would be
further eroded causing even more
severe financing problems.
The committee plans to ask facul
ty and students to boycott classes
March 18 and attend a rally on campus protesting government education cutbacks, increased tuition, the
axing of 5,000 summer jobs, and
decreases in federal research
"I doubt we will get an endorsement from the faculty but some
professors will walk out of classes in
support," said committee chair
Maureen Boyd.
The rally at UBC is one of a series
planned across the province next
Although the class boycott is not
officially supported by the faculty
association, a letter is being sent to
faculty explaining the students'
"Student council has approved
the rally in principal and will vote
on final approval Wednesday
night," Boyd said.
Thirteen students are occupying the
executive offices of Trent University to protest the imposition of differential fees and a raise in tuition,
athletic and residence fees.
The students began their occupation at about 10:30 a.m. Monday,
and say they will not leave until a
"significant number" of their demands are met.
"What we are protesting is not
the actual decision to impose differential fees, and athletic, residence
and tuition fee hikes," student
board representative Paul Knight
said. "What we are protesting is the
way in which the decision was
At a meeting Saturday, the board
raised tuition fees to the maximum
level allowed by the province, and
imposed differential fees on international students for the first time.
Prior to the meeting, more than
600 students, about one-third of
Trent's student population, attended a five-hour meeting with
board members to discuss the hikes.
The board then met in a closed session and made the decision.
"The decision was made without
any consideration of the discussion
with the students," said Knight.
"We consider this to be a gross miscarriage of the hitherto accepted
democratic procedures of this university."
A group composed of elected representatives and "concerned students," calling themselves SOS
(Save Our School) Trent, organized
the occupation and have issued a
list of demands to the board.
These demands include the resignation of board chair Erica Cheray,
the establishment of a part-time students representative on the board,
the addition of a student on the
board's executive committee, and
the removal of differential fees until
the university community and senate can comment on the matter.
The students are also asking the
university to cancel classes Thursday to allow students to attend a
demonstration against tuition increases at the Ontario legislature.
They are also planning a demonstration when premier Bill Davis
visits Trent today, and have demanded a public meeting with Ontario education minister Bette Stephenson before March 19.
Charges 'flatly wrong'-fine arts
UBC fine arts students are overwhelmingly denying allegations that
women students in the department
face discrimination from faculty.
"I took a poll of most all of the
female students enrolled in fine
arts, and none of them said they encountered any sexism at all," said
Why bother reading this?
No one got very excited about apathy day, but
everyone was in the mood to participate.
"Who cares?" said one student. He didn't want to
bother giving his name.
Apathy day kicks off arts week with a resounding
thud and if the rest of the week affects students as
deeply, it will be a resounding success.
"Apathy day. I think it's so fitting. In fact, where
do you get those buttons that say 'I'm not
involved'?" said Lise Magee, arts 3. "Arts in its
glory. By the way, when is it?"
Keith Wright, arts 1, said, "Apathy day? Never
heard of it. What is apathy?"
Adrian Kuys soaking up sunshine in front of the
Buchanan building saw it differently. "I think it's
great. I need a day like this after working until 2 a.m.
on a geography project. I deserve to sit in the sun and
\ do nothing."
"Good day to have apathy day," said commerce
student Bruce Noble. "I'm pretty apathetic right
"Just double Bruce's comment," said commerce
student Kevin Glatistis.
"I'm pretty apathetic. I'll talk to you tomorrow
maybe," said John Robin.
"Seems like a bit of a contradiction to have an
apathy day. If you are participating in apathy day by
being apathetic you are not apathetic," according to
Gareth Hughes.
Hugh Lines added, "The day definitely does have
a philosophical problem all right."
Arts week continues today with charity day — free
donuts and coffee in the Buchanan lounge. Wednesday features a barbeque andWThursday it's yacht
races. Both events are in the Buchanan courtyard at
noon. Friday is the great bear garden in the
Buchanan lounge, 4 p.m. to midnight.
Brian Korenberg, fine arts undergraduate representative. "In fact,
they all thought the issue was ludicrous."
The Thursday edition of The
Ubyssey reported some student allegations that the fine arts department discriminated against women.
Korenberg charged The Ubyssey
with sensationalism and irresponsibility. "That article aroused animosity within the fine arts faculty
because it assumed that a couple of
students reflected the views of the
BFA as a whole. Obviously, they
are not reflective of the opinions of
the student majority."
Korenberg said the article was "a
thinly veiled attack" on fine arts
graduate program head Geoffrey
The article stated that some students felt the problem of sexism was
linked to Smedley. Smedley refused
to comment when contacted Monday on both the article and the allegations.
James Caswell, acting head of the
fine arts undergraduate program,
also said the charges of sexism were
inaccurate. "Obviously if there was
some substance to the charge, it
would be an extremely serious matter. However, after having asked a
number of students about the
charge, I found that it was wrong —
flatly wrong."
One of the two students who
made charges of sexism, Alice
Thompson, BFA 4, has since reversed her opinion on the issue.
"I changed my opinion after having talked with other female students, and after having checked last
year's graduate student grades. The
marks were very evenly distributed
between the men and the women,
and the highest mark went to a woman," she said. "In fact, there's
probably far less sexism in fine arts
than in any other department."
Korenberg said that to label the
problems which fine arts students
encounter as "sexism" was oversimplifying the matter.
"The problems within the department are far more complex. Procedures of marking, for example,
are highly subjective, and print
making and photography do not
usually receive the same high marks
as painting and sculpting. This
could somehow be misconstrued as
sexism," he said. Page 2
Tuesday, March 10,1961
EUS draws
blank on
The multiple petition drive of the
engineering undergraduate society
is dead, at least for this term.
By Friday night, Alma Mater
Society vice president Peter Mitchell had not received the required
500 signatures on petitions. Friday
was the deadline for referendum
petitions to go to a vote during the
week of Mar. 16-20, the same time
referendums on lowering the AMS
fee and funding a public interest
research group will be held.
EUS president Don Ehrenholz
said Monday: "A couple of the
ideas are good and will be pursued,
maybe next September. I really
don't like the idea of holding
referendums in the last three weeks
of classes."
In the event some engineers
decide to continue the petition
drive, Mitchell said, "If we get
another petition delivered, I will
strongly recommend (to council)
that we hold the referendum in
The five EUS petitions request
that students vote again on the SUB
renovation plans (once defeated in
February), as well as funding of
The Ubyssey, CITR, an off-campus
housing registry, and a Concerned
Research and Planning group
Students to
NANAIMO (CUP) — Malaspina
College students have dedicated this
week towards ending the Canadian
Union of Public Employees strike
which has virtually shut down the
vocational section of the school.
And 100 students plan to protest
in Victoria against the labor
dispute hoping to pressure the government to get both sides back to
the bargaining table, according to
student association member Ken
Cossey said students have organized a united students committee and have declared this Listen to
Us Week.
He said students who have honored the CUPE picket line for the
past three weeks are now concerned
about their academic future, adding
that the strike has limited library
hours with exams only five weeks
Cossey said the student association is taking a non-partisan stance
on the strike and does not want essential services legislation to be applied.
"The students just want to get
both sides talking again," he said.
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Page 3
Parking fees soar
—gord wiebe photo
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mechanisch die engineeren. Bloop gush tink tink clink slurge snick click
brrrrip ding. Bleep chunka chunka whrrr ikka bring shook sloop kachung
ding. II y avait une maison ouverte chez les gears, aggies et foresters. Brap
glik gazong padrank chik chik shhhhh mlxk ding. Tick tick tick. . .
UBC faculty and staff face a 100
per cent increase in parking rates
next year.
Students will see a 20 per cent increase, if the recommendations are
approved. Although there are four
students on the committee, none
was present at the meeting to vote
on the issue, according to student
committee member Janice Morris-
Faculty association president
Jean Elder said Monday some association executives are "very concerned" about the increase, and the
association is discussing the proposal.
The association recently passed a
motion calling for "reasonable
parking at reasonable cost," Elder
said. She also called parking permits "licenses to search for parking."
The presidential advisory committee on traffic and parking decided by a five to two vote to
recommend substantial increases to
administration president Doug Kenny. Committee decisions are usually
accepted by the president and board
of governors.
Students are bothered by lack of
information about the decision. "I
would like to know where the
money (from the increases) is
going," said Alma Mater Society
president Marlea Haugen. "I don't
think the costs have increased that
Haugen expressed frustration
and dismay that no students were at
the committee meeting when the decision was made.
Committee chair Ken Denike said
the 20 per cent increase will go toward establishing a permanent shuttle bus service for students parked
in B lot as well as offsetting increased costs in the traffic and security department.
Denike said that the increase for
most categories of parkers is 20 per
cent, with faculty and staff assessed
an extra $40 per year for a parkade
construction fund. Denike called
this a "goodwill" move to help alleviate severe parking problems on
Denike added that if faculty and
staff oppose the increase the parking problem on campus will not improve.
UBC's administration has already put $3 million into the parkade construction fund.
The UBC branch of the Association of University and College Employees will discuss the issue at an
executive meeting Thursday, according to a union spokesperson.
'Park board acting
too fast on Jericho'
An ad hoc committee oi' citizens criticized the Vancouver park board at a
Sunday meeting for acting with "indecent haste" in planning the future of
Jericho park.
Emotions ran high but those attending the meeting eventually passed a
motion to ask city council not to approve the park board's plan until there
has been adequate public input regarding the park's future.
Local residents accused the park board of refusing to show them long-
range plans for the park and of not allowing the public to examine the
board's $925,000 proposal for park development.
"I would ask the park board to think seriously before blowing a million
bucks on a park that is just fine right now," said committee member Brian
Hayward, who chaired the meeting held at the nearby B.C. Justice Institute.
The proposed development would see the construction of putting greens,
playing fields and a sports plaza.
Concerned citizens say they are troubled because the plans threaten the
park as a unique ecological area.
"There's a danger of the park board's proposal jeopardizing the nature
of Jericho Park," said Hayward. "Anything beyond the basic maintenance
of the park is not necessary."
The park contains one of the last remaining natural marshes in the Lower
Mainland and has remained relatively unspoiled until now.
Money for the proposed development comes from the city by the sale of
lots in the Jericho area to private developers. According to a 1976 city
council bylaw, the money must be spent on improvements to Jericho park.
But critics of the proposal say council should rescind its earlier decision
and use the money in some other way.
"They should never have put those houses there in the first place?' said
Aid. Harry Rankin at Sunday's meeting, "the the problem of what to do
with the money wouldn't have arisen."
"The money doesn't have to be spent immediately," park board commissioner Libby Davies told the meeting.
Davies accused the Non-Partisan Association majority on the park board
and the park board staff of keeping details of the plan hidden from the
"I'm as much in the dark as you are," she said. "We have not got any
answer from park board staff about it."
Although all park board commissioners were invited to the meeting, only
Davies and fellow Committee of Progressive Electors commissioner Pat
Wilson bothered to attend.
Speeches go in one ear, out other
Albanian women enjoy the same
rights as Albanian men, an Albanian woman told 30 people in Law
101 Monday at noon.
But the struggle for women's
rights has been a long and hard one,
said Drita Siliqi, editor of New
Democratic Woman, an Albanian
women's magazine.
"Albanian women won with
blood the rights guaranteed by people's power," she said, referring to
the Albanian people's guerrilla
campaign against the Nazi occupation forces during the Second
World War.
"Before liberation women were
doubly oppressed by feudal-bourgeois society," Siliqi said. Women
were isolated, spending most of
their lives in either their parent's
house or their husband's house
when married.
Customs, such as the wearing of
veils, which had their origin in the
days of Turkish rule in Albania, oppressed women, she said. Illiteracy
and unemployment were also particularly prevalent among women
due to the neglect of social matters
by the Balkan country's pre-Second
World War monarch, King Zog.
"Women were not treated as
members of society or as human beings," Siliqi said.
But during the anti-fascist struggle women became more involved in
the nation's political and social life,
she said.
"They realized that without the
liberation of the country there
could be no liberation of women."
Since the war women have played
an ever-increasing role in Albanian
society, to the point where 33 per
cent of the deputies in the People's
Assembly are women, while 47 per
cent of university students are women, Siliqi said.
Other advantages enjoyed by women in socialist Albania include
paid maternity leave, daycare, and
kindergarten facilities in every village, and equal pay for equal work,
she said.
"But we still have much to do,"
Siliqi said, adding that some old attitudes and customs regarding the
status of women still persisted.
When asked during the question
period whether such attitudes were
also responsible for oppression of
gay men and lesbians Siliqi said
"there are no homosexuals in Albania — it's a foreign problem."
Family planning is not a priority
of Albania's government, said Siliqi, because "there is still room for
more people. The number of children is decided by each couple."
From the
other side
Handicapped people have made
great   advances   in  the  past   few
years, author Jill Kinmont told
more than 400 people in SUB ballroom noon Monday.
Kinmont gained fame for her depiction of the struggle of the handicapped for acceptance following the
publication of her autobiography
The Other Side of the Mountain.
She had been a top-ranked skier in
the U.S. before an accident confined her to a wheelchair. Her story
also became a film.
"It is so heartwarming to see disabled kids attending regular classes
in regular schools," she said. Kinmont is now a readying instructor in
a California college.
Kinmont said it was important to
get handicapped people into positions of political power so concerns
of the disabled could be acted upon
more readily.
Handicapped people are also becoming more involved in sports and
many other activities previously
thought out of bounds for the disabled, Kinmont said.
"There are a million adventures
out there; it's a great life and I think
it should be enjoyed by all of us,"
she said.
But there is still much public ignorance and prejudice toward the
disabled, she added.
Kinmont's talk was the first event
of UBC's exceptional persons'
week. Other events schedule during
the week include wheelchair tours
of the campus and forums. Watch
'Tween Classes for details.
'Get serious/
says Brittain
Documentary filmmaker Donald
Brittain told 100 film students Monday that they have no excuse for not
dealing with serious issues in their
"I really believe that Canada is
probably the freest place in the
world to make documentary
films," Brittain said in Buchanan
"Given the situation, there's no
way we can cop out of addressing
serious issues. Not necessarily in a
serious way."
Brittain is artist in residence for
the theatre department's film and
television studies program for this
Brittain has produced and directed films primarily for the National Film Board and the CBC.
But being associated with government agencies has not weakened his
commentary on the government, he
"Artists have to become communicators without becoming the
establishment," he said.
Memorandum, a Brittain documentary about a Canadian Jew's
pilgrimage to a Nazi death camp,
was once suppressed by external affairs. They thought it would offend
West Germans, Brittain said.
BRITTAIN . . . 'don't cop out'
Despite this case of government interference, Brittain maintains that documentary filmmakers
in Canada have more editorial control than anywhere else.
"I have a lot of friends in the
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), and they don't have the
freedom we've got," Brittain said.
Brittain is now working on a documentary about the RCMP. "I pick
up the phone and say, 'I know
you're listening? " he said, referring to the wiretapping for which
the RCMP is now well known.
"Are there any agents in the
audience?" he asked.
Brittain will speak to students in
Brock 208 at 1:30 p.m. today, in
Frederic Wood theatre at 9:30 a.m.
on Thursday, March 12, and again
in Brock 151 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. - • Page 4
Tuesday, March 10,1981
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
It's that time again.
Every year around now, the stories start coming in
from students across Canada who are angry. Fighting
angry. They march on legislatures, occupy offices and
in general try to let the glutinous mass of government
know they have something to say.
And they have a lot to say. Governments used to try
to make education a paying proposition, something
proper public education can never be, but at least
would pay lip service to the principle of increasing the
availability of knowledge to the population at large.
Now they're less coy. They talk about meeting corporate needs and relating the 'production' of university graduates to the 'marketplace.' They force cutbacks
in quality. And they force fees to rise.
Students everywhere who entered post-secondary
institutions thinking they were there to be educated to
We forgot to tell you the deadline for candidates to
be responsible for this rag was extended last week to
last Friday. With Apathy Day coming, you probably
didn't care anyway.
You might be interested, however, in the screenings
this Friday at noon in The Ubyssey office when all candidates will be ruthlessly grilled by the staff about their
skills, abilities and shoe sizes.
The screenings are open to the public. Anyone who
reads the finest newspaper west of Blanca Street and
is interested in its functions is most cordially invited.
improve themselves and society are finding their options decreasing steadily.
Other students are going into debt in order to learn,
a debt which will only be surpassed in their lifetime in
the unlikely event they manage to earn enough to buy
a house. They are being given an education of
decreasing value while costs escalate in leaps and
bounds. They rightly feel cheated and they want to
do something about it.
It's at this point we start pointing out sit-ins such as
are happening at Trent University in Ontario, or the recent funeral marches in Winnipeg and Toronto, then
sigh that nothing seems to move the equally cheated
students at UBC.
Our administration, too, is bowing to government
pressure, regearing its financing, getting ready to
reduce programs and blandly raising fees while diddling as blandly with the question of student aid.
We think this year, though, will be different. First
because the news of student protest has steadily risen
since last spring rather than dropping into an autumn
lull and second because UBC students are rousing
themselves as well.
Ask your prof to move their Mar. 18 exams to some
other time. Get ready to take action rather than surrendering to another passive day of classes you will
pay more for every year unless you do something.
Everybody loves a parade ahd there's going to be
one that day. If the administration will listen, there will
be a lot for the students to say, all with one voice.
And there may even be time to walk in the sunshine
on Wreck Beach and think about the education you
really want.
More news from Oz, bored members spout off
The following is a breakdown of
what occurred at the last  UBC
board of governors meeting  on
Tuesday, Mar. 3.
1. New BoG members
The Provincial government
through Orders in Council nave appointed the following people to
BoG: Richard Stewart of Kelowna;
William Sauder of Vancouver.
2. Residences — Housing and
Food Services
The residence rates for 1981-82
were approved, with the rates to increase as follows: single student
residences — 17.9 per cent (10.5 per
cent for the normal operating
budget, 7.4 per cent for renovation
play); family housing — 12.0 per
In addition, it was noted that the
single student residences levied the
following residence association fees
(unchanged from last year): Totem:
$15 per student; Place Vanier: $4
per student; Gage: $5 per student.
Dene House in Totem Park was
renovated extensively last year, and
this year Nootka House will be
renovated for September, 1981.
Hence, the 7.4 per cent increase for
renovations mentioned above.
When Mike Davis (director of housing) was asked whether the renovations program for the rest of the
residences would have to be financed through similar increases above
and beyond the rate of inflation, he
mentioned that the efficiency of
conferences will decide whether
such future increases will be
necessary for the renovations program.
3. Rental rates (non-UBC users)
for University facilities
The above mentioned rates were
increased by 10 per cent to cover the
increase in operating costs. The
university is trying to keep the rates
as low as possible to encourage outside use by the community at large
of various facilities (classrooms,
lecture halls, etc.) These rates do
not apply to any university community users.
4. Planning Students' Association
fee levy
The $10 fee levy duly passed by a
referendum of the planning
students was approved by BoG, and
will be collected for 1981-82.
5. Brief to BoG from AMS committee on Tuition and Financial Aid
re. undergraduate bursaries
The brief outlined the costs of a
student attending UBC for an eight
month period. The committee
stated that a minimum figure of
about $4,540 was needed for the
eight months. The current Canada
student grant and loan program has
a ceiling of $3,500, which includes
the students' expected savings from
March 10,1961
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B.C. Editorial opinions are those of tha staff and not of the
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Editor: Verne McDonald
"RstokjtBfy oppose the hardened anti-democratsi" chsntsd Tom Hawthorn, Craig Brooks snd Arnold
Hedstrom in UBC's own version of Tien An Men square, the SUB plaza." "Death to the social fascist
bureeucratsl" yelled Eric Eggertson, Nsncy Campbell snd Gord Wiebe. "Why doesn't somebody just
go out snd shoot the fuckers?" was sll Heesok Chang had to say while Joanne Falkiner and Kent
Westerberg agreed that democracy was rsalfy the ssme thing ss motherhood, if not more wonderful.
"Crush, mollify snd generally humiliate those who would dare disobey the express desires of ths peo-
plel" shouted visiting University of Courtenay professor of Fsir Play and Egalttsriantsm Glen Sanford.
Pan Burdett and Gord Wiebe just sat there, oiling their rifles ss unrspentant petty bourgeois individ-
uslists Steve McClure snd Verne McDonald were lined up against the wall of the Orwell hotel and forced to listen to s recording of their own hypocritical pronouncements on staff democracy before they
were run through with rusty em rulers.
summer work. The ceiling has not
been raised for several years.
Based on statistics from this
year's survey on the back of the
'Authorization to Register,' 7.7 per
cent of men and 21.7 per cent of
women attending this year could
not meet the costs of attending and
had to rely on university financed
bursaries and loans, as well as part
time jobs. These figures are expected to rise significantly next
year, and the committee wished to
ensure that the board was aware of
the increased need for university
financed bursaries and loans.
As an aside during the lengthy
discussion that followed the presentation of the brief, it was pointed
out that the joint federal/provincial
task force on student aid has issued
a progress report, and will be
receiving responses until June 1,
6. Home economics building and
coal research centre
Construction on the above two
projects has been held up by the
current strike in the cement industry.
7. Asian Centre
Although construction is
substantially finished, the centre
will not be fully used until the B.C.
Tel strike is settled and telephones
can be installed.
8. Library expansion proposal
The proposal will be examined by
the capital planning and development committee of Universities
Council of B.C. on Mar. 12. No
decision from that level is expected
for some time
The Ubyssey welcomes~ letters
from all readers.
Especially those who type their
letters, triple-spaced, on a 70 space
typewriter line, because these are
the people who are most likely to
see their letters printed sometime
before next Durin's Day eve.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter and
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
9. Marine Drive/ 16th Ave. paving
The several inch drop in the road
surface going from Marine Drive on
to 16th Ave. will be eliminated
when the weather improves. The
provincial department of highways
is responsible for the paving and
10. Bus fare from gates
The 15 cent bus fare from the
gates has been eliminated, as many
of you are acutely aware. This low
rate was a product of history from a
time when a bus line existed that
served the campus locally. It was the
only such anomaly in the GVRD,
and was eliminated since none of
the lines are restricted to UBC
11. CUPE Local  2278 (Teaching
Assistants Union)
The first contract of the TAU
was approved by the board.
For this month,
th . . th . . tthat's all folks. If any
of you wish to contact us:
1. phone 228-2050 (leave a
message where we can reach you if
neither of us is in), 9:00-4:30 on
2. leave a note stating where we
can reach you on the door of SUB
250 (AMS executive offices).
3. put a letter in our mailboxes in
SUB: Box 167, Chris Niwinski, or
Box 169, Anthony Dickinson.
(Note: We check the above three
places every weekday.)
4. speak to us.
Anthony Dickinson
Chris Niwinski
student board of governors
'Defence' dangerous
The world is spending $500 billion this year on arms and the military.
"Defence" costs the average Canadian family of four $20 per week. The
world stockpile of nuclear weapons is now capable of laying waste the
world and annihilating us all, several times over.
At a recent conference in Victoria, on Thinking the Unthinkable, it
was estimated that an attack on either of the great powers would result
in the immediate death of more than 100 million persons in the country
attacked and neighboring countries, and of many millions more from
nuclear contamination of themselves, the air, water and food supplies.
Most of the survivors would be maimed, their world wrecked.
The government tells us that its increasing expenditures on arms is intended for "defence." But, since there is no defence against nuclear
war, such expenditure is offensive. An increasing number of people
regard such "defence" as dangerous and totally immoral, but, on account of Canada's tax system, they are obliged to pay for what they
regard as evil, and contrary to conscience.
In times of military conscription, exemption from service in the
military can be claimed on grounds of conscience, and alternate service
is approved. It should be equally possible to claim exemption from paying for war preparation, and an alternative provided.
The Peace Tax Fund campaign seeks legislation so that those who believe that war preparations are wrong can elect that an appropriate proportion of their taxes be diverted from arms to a special government
Peace Tax Fund to be used for peace research, peace education,
peacekeeping, peacemaking, development and other constructive uses.
We ask that those who support this principle write to the committee at
the address below, for more information.
Yours for peace,
Senator Eugene Forsey, Vic Althouse MP Humboldt-Lake Centre,
Pauline Jewett MP New Westminster-Coquitlam, Stanley Knowles MP
Winnipeg  North  Centre,  Jim Manley  MP Cowichan-Malahat-The
Islands, Bob Ogle MP Saskatoon East, Svend Robinson MP Burnaby
The Peace Tax Fund Committee
1831 Fern St.,
Victoria, B.C. V8R 4K4 Tuesday, March 10,1981
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Blame yourself-not me-says AMS president
Yes, the AMS is your student organization and I want all students
involved. If I gave anyone a different impression, I apologize for being unclear. At the risk of boring
you, let me briefly outline how the
AMS works.
Council is the main decisionmaking body of the AMS. This is
the group that ultimately sets policy; and this includes Pit pricing
policy. The Pit manager doesn't set
the price (he does however, make
recommendations), nor does the director of finance, nor do I.
In fact, there isn't much the AMS
executive is empowered to do without council approval.
The executive, however, can
make recommendations about what
orientation council will take. But
the rest of the council should tell
them to flock off if they're on the
wrong track (and they regularly
A lot of the actual work is done
by committees. This is where any
student can participate without hav-
During the week of March 16 to
20, the students of UBC will vote on
a fee referendum which will present
us with two important questions. In
short, the first question will ask us
to accept a fee to fund BCPIRG
and the second will ask us to reject
the current AMS building fee. I
think the time is right to take a hard
look at both of these proposals.
Recently, a petition was signed by
4,300 students purportedly in favor
if the B.C. Public Interest Research
Group fee. While the intentions of
the BCPIRG appear to be very
good, we must decide whether or
not this society is accountable to
and accessible by the general student population. In other words,
will BCPIRG give larger student
concerns the right to use the service
or will it become manipulated by a
few special-interest groups?
To truly deserve the financial and
resources it desires, BCPIRG must
be clear in both its publicity and
constitution that it will remain committed to the issues which face all
the students, citing government
funding cutbacks as one example. I
think we should consider
BCPIRG's responsibility to us
before we cast our vote for or
against a fee implementation.
The second question, which concerns the AMS building fee, also
should not be taken lightly. Looking back upon the history of this
university it becomes clear to me
that the building fee should remain
in effect. It is really a credit to this
university that several of its
buildings (for example, War
Memorial gym, Brock Hall, SUB,
and the aquatic centre) were actually funded and built by its students.
Very few, if any, post-secondary institutions in this country can lay
claim to an accomplishment of that
Indeed, many of the facilities we
enjoy today have come from
students who possessed a sense of
legacy and a feeling of generosity
toward the university. It is our right
and privilege to continue the growth
of this university as embodied in the
motto of UBC — "Tuum Est,"
which means "it's up to you." I say
we shouldn't turn our backs on our
responsibility as students and that
we vote to keep the building fee in
David Janis
EUS publicity rep-elect
ing to run for public office. We
have several successful committees
such as the tuition and student aid
committee, which has recently
made excellent presentations to the
board of governors.
If you want to be more involved,
you can apply for SAC in the next
few weeks. The student
administrative commission handles
the regular business of the society
such as room bookings, contracts
and club grants.
SAC is chosen by the selections
committee of students council. It is
supposed to be balanced in terms of
its members' faculty, year, sex and
previous club involvements, so that
as a group they are relatively unbiased.
So much for the sell job on how
to get involved.
Now about Pit prices.
If all you want to do is bitch,
write letters to The Ubyssey. If you
want action, rattle your council representatives' chains because these
people make the decisions.
Ms. Wallbaum, your arts reps are
Anat Baron, Peter Goddard, Mike
McKinley and Stephen Henderson.
You can contact them through the
arts undergrad office in Buchanan.
SUB fee - an expired mandate
To Marlea Haugen, AMS president:
It seems we have this problem of communication.
When I am talking about squares, you start talking in
circles. Perhaps we should leave geometries aside,
and stick to basics.
Let us begin by clearing the decks of carnage. Marlea (may I call you by your first name? You seem so
friendly), there are many on campus who might think
you are weak-minded; I for one do not think you are
weak-willed. I have in my life had many things stuffed in my mouth; let me assure you that my foot is not
amongst them. I have better taste than to indulge in
podiatric manipulations. I hope that the following
paragraphs will assure you of the veracity of this
First, with specific regard to the details of the
funding for the construction of SUE!; I am surprised
that while you are probably old enough to have received a three R's education, you failed to either read
carefully or understand fully my comments with regard to the events of 1964. The details you provided
as to the mechanics of the funding are no doubt correct. This in no way contradicts my statement that,
"It was clearly understood at the time that this fee
was for the construction of SUB." Whether it was a
levy, a fee increase, or a transfer of funds is in no
way material to the question. At the time, the intent
of those involved was clear.
Second, Marlea, a further exposition on some of
the basic elements of the democratic process. Mandates from an electorate expire not only because of
agreed upon time limits (i.e. parliament), but also in
the public mind. That is what a mandate is — an
agreement. As long as questions remain in the public
domain, and aire subject to the democratic process,
decisions are not written in tablets of stone.
The current debate in Canada about the Crow
Rate is an example of a decision or mandate that has
come up for renewal because people's perceptions
change, and time marches on (even for AMS hacks).
Lesson two in democracy, Marlea, is about the distinct difference between power and authority.
Should you wish to avail yourself of it, I will be only
too happy to indulge you.
Get the picture?
Third, Marlea, if The Ubyssey correctly reported
the proceedings of the council meeting of Feb. 25,
1981 it means that you have either had a change of
heart, or are a bald faced liar. Regardless, your support for a referendum is welcome.
Fourth, Marlea, you have muddied your kind invitation for me to become involved in the SUB users
committee with statements reported on the front
page of the same issue suggesting it is inappropriate
for students to bother themselves with the business
affairs of the society. I will assume that this comment
was an aberration from your steadfast pursuit of
more open and democratic procedures for the conduct of the affairs of the AMS. Yes, Marlea, you will
see me on that committee.
Finally, I'm sure you will agree with me that this
dialogue has been an uplifting and cosmic experience
for both of us. I will, however, not inflict myself further on the good graces of the student body by continuing it on the pages of The Ubyssey. Thus, if you
wish to take me up on my offer (remember Lesson
two?), or dispute other points, perhaps yon could
join me in the sunlight on a bench outside SUB where
side by side we can have a heart-to-heart tete-a-tete.
With my warm regards.
Jon Gates
BFA sexism is not the problem
In your Thursday, March 5, article on the visual fine arts department, I was quoted as saying that
sexism is a problem in the fine arts
department at the undergraduate
level. After talking it over with
other women students and after
more consideration, I would like to
change that statement.
In a faculty where women students outnumber male students and
where half the faculty are women,
sexism is not a problem. In fact, the
department is to be complimented
in responding to student requests
two years ago by hiring these
women professors! What sexism exists is at a lower level than just
about any faculty on campus.
What I consider far more of a
problem in this department is discrimination against printmakers
and photographers. The esthetics
involved in print making and photography are considered to have less
authority than that of painting and
sculpture. While I can't speak for
the fine arts graduate program as it
is run differently from the undergraduate program, I feel that since
two of the three women students in
the graduate program are print-
makers, that this may influence
their marking more than the fact
that they are women.
Thank you,
Alice Thompson
Mr. McLaren, your agriculture
rep is Tom Riek and I gather he
hangs out in MacMillan.
If you want to go right to the top
(or bottom, depending on your
viewpoint), myself or any other exec would love to talk to you. We are
in SUB rooms 252 to 260. We all
keep regular hours so people can
find us. By talking to us, we can get
an idea of how many students are
seriously worried about Pit prices
and what council's policy should
I would say you two are serious
because you took the time to write a
letter. I would say the engineers
who drafted and circulated the petition are serious. I think council
should take a long, hard look at the
pricing policy; but I can't unilaterally wave my rock hammer and
change the price of beer. I just can't
do that. I don't have the power.
My statement about student involvement in the society's business
affairs was unclear; allow me to reiterate. I don't think the day-to-day
business decisions should go to referendum. (My God, we'd spend all
day voting.) Council is supposed to
set the policies and our staff carry
them through. Council approved
our last price increases and they can
also unapprove them. Let's help
council do its job. Give your reps
some direction.
Marlea Haugen
AMS president
Although we display many signs
in libraries warning students against
thieves, it appears that they are not
being read. Every week several
thefts are reported to my office.
In almost all cases, a student has
left his or her knapsack or purse in
a carrel, sometimes for as little as a
minute, and finds it gone upon returning. So far we have no
witnesses to thefts, and no descriptions of suspects.
I urge students to protect their
property, never leaving it unattended. Anyone witnessing a theft
should report it to my office immediately.
Basil Stuart-Stubbs
university librarian
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The Forestry Undergraduate Society
held an activity fee increase referendum.
The results were 182 in favour, 12 against.
As a result, the fees will be increased by $9.00.
This money is to be used to publish the
society's annual of which every forestry
student will receive a copy.
Dialogues on Development
Thursday, March 12, 1981
Last session of a nine-part series on some of the issues of development. FEE: $1.00 per session.
SPEAKER: Noga Gayle, a sociologist, will speak on her work in
FILM: "Forward Together".
Upper Lounge 7:30 p.m. Page 6
Tuesday, March 10,1981
'Tween classes
Film: Islam, noon, Buch. 106.
Wheelchair tours of UBC designed to enable participants to experience the problems that poor
architectural design can pose for individuate in
wheelchairs, noon, meet in SUB foyer. Displays
and simulations of various disabilities will be provided.
Film festival from the B.C. Association for Mentally Retarded: Sharing the Experience and The
Handicapped are People Too, noon, Scarfe 100.
Film: Vikki, Phil and Mike, a study of the handicapped university students, noon. Counselling
Centre, Ponderosa Annex F, 211.
Glen Williams, UBC counsellor, speaks on An
exceptional student in your class? noon, Buch.
Barbara Datrympie, a prominent Vancouver architect, speaks on Designing a barrier free environment, noon, Lasserre 107.
Linda Jenisch speaks on music and the visually
impaired, includes discussion and concert, noon,
Scarfe 1317.
Social planning and review council of B.C.: Services for the exceptional in B.C., 1:30 p.m.,
Scarfe 210.
Betty Ife speaks on Experiencing hearing impairment, 1:30 p.m. Scarfe 204.
Peggy Koopman speaks on The learning disabled
university student, 1:30 p.m., Scarfe 201.
Club meeting and executive election, 7 p.m.,
SUB 215.
Robert Jewett speaks on From Paul to Batman,
noon, Buch. 100.
Third year BFA art show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
weekdays until March 13.
Dr. Li discusses diagnostic radiology, all members please attend, noon, IRC 1.
Third annual UBC law revue, an entertainment
night put on by law students, tickets $2.50, 8:30
p.m., SUB ballroom.
Antonio Gome2-Moriana speaks on La Evocation
Como Procedimiento en el Quijote, 2:30 p.m.,
Buch. 232.
Films on Germany: The new country German-
Canadians, An American in Munich — diary of a
student and Germany — key to Europe, noon
and 8 p.m.. International House 400.
Dinner and letter writing workshop with Amnesty International, 6 p.m., Lutheran Campus
Elections for 1981-82 executive, noon, SUB 212.
Shock of the new: PBS-TV documentary on the
end of modernity, noon. Library Processing 308.
Tickets available for the March 20 annual awards
banquet, $2 per person, War Memorial Gym 203.
Men's track and field meet, noon, Harry Logan
Dr. Hassam speaks on social issues of post-
secondary issues, 8.15 p.m., Drake Samat
Lynn Alden speaks on Shyness and why people
are shy, noon, Buch. 202.
Film entitled Vivaldi's Venice, noon, Buch. 102.
Liquidity trap, wine, bzzr and snacks served at
marginal cost, 8:30 p.m., SUB 207/209.
Ascent of man series: World within worlds, an
answer to the question what is matter, noon.
Library Processing 308.
Free lecture: Coping with stress, noon, IRC 3.
Deadline for signing to the Sunshine Coast bike
trip, fee $5, War Memorial Gym 203.
Wheelchair tours of UBC, meet at noon in SUB
foyer. There will also be displays and simulations
of various disabilities.
Film Vikki, Phil and Mike, noon, Ponderosa Annex F 211.
Films: Sharing the Experience and The Handicapped are People Too, noon, Scarfe 100.
Lois Meyerhoff speaks on The Law and the ex
ceptional, noon, Buch. 225.
Peflgy Tax speaks on the parent-professions I
partnership, noon, Scarfe 204.
Panel discussion of People First: rights of the
mentally handicapped, noon, Buch. 204.
Women's skate night, drop-in, 7:30 to 10 p.m.,
Thunderbird winter sports centre.
Election; Dr. Ian Ma speaks on UBCCCF's history, noon, SUB 119.
Spring general meeting for election of executive,
noon, Brock 358.
Gay law students speak on gays and the criminal
code, noon SUB 212.
Tim Lewis, president of Coalition for the Disabled, to speak on Rights of the exceptional,
1:30 p.m., Buchanan 219.
Rick Hansen and Dan Stronge speak on Wheelchair sports, 1:30 p.m.. War Memorial Gym.
Panel discussion on The visually impaired on
campus — how can you help?, 1:30 p. m., Scarfe
G. Szasz speaks on Sexuality and the exceptional, noon, Scarfe 201.
Wheelchair basketball game  —  Cablecars vs.
mixed   squad   of   Thunderettes  and   Canucks,
noon. War Memorial Gym.
General meeting and announcement of elections, noon, SUB 251.
David Bevington, professor of English, University of Chicago, speaks on Visual Rhetoric in
Julius Caesar and Hamlet, noon, Buch. 202.
March lecture series. Someone had to do the dirty work, noon, SUB 113.
Are You Following Jesus or Just Believing in
Christ, noon, Chem. 250.
Last meeting of year, and executive elections. All
members must attend this meeting, noon, IRC 4.
Film on Republic Day. Everyone welcome, noon,
SUB 125.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Donna Pistell speaks on Attitudes toward the exceptional, noon, SUB party room.
Grand tournament, trophy prizes, $6/pair entry
lees, 5:30 p.m., SUB 205.
Car rally, 5:30 p.m., Oakridge parking lot.
en exception
There's an exception to every
norm. That includes people.
This week the student council for
exceptional children provides UBC
students and staff with the chance
to understand the problems handicapped people face.
Today and Wednesday at noon
there will be wheelchair tours of
UBC designed to teach people of
the problems poor architectural design poses to students confined to
wheelchairs. There will also be displays and simulations of various
disabilities. The displays are in the
SUB foyer, which is where the
tours begin.
Also throughout the week there
will be speeches and films on sev-
Hot flashes
eral aspects of problems which
plague disabled people. Check out
'Tween Classes for more details.
9trm*9 mess
Goddammit I'm sick of this fucking university. I can't handle the
pace. I'm going to resort to something drastic. Yeah, that's what I'll
do, I'm going to make that painless
Yes folks, I intend to attend the
free lecture by Ada Butler from the
school of nursing about how to
cope with stress. It's at noon Wednesday in IRC 3. Don't try and stop
Law ha-ha
Are you sick of reviewing?
Try a different type of revue. The
UBC law revue is on tonight at 8:30
p.m. in the SUB ballroom. Tickets
are $2.50 and the event is staged by
law students.
liking hiking
Any takers for a chance to experience paradise while biking?
If you want to participate on a
Saturday bike trip on the Sunshine
Coast, sign up in War Memorial
gym 203 by Wednesday. Intramurals is organizing the trip, and a
meeting for participants will take
place at noon Thursday in War
Memorial gym 211.
Shefa Vegetarian Lunch
11:30a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Shefa Vegetarian Lunch
11:30a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hillel General Meeting—5:30 p.m.
Shefa Vegetarian Lunch
11:30-2:00 p.m.
Israeli Dancing
12:30 p.m.
Mr. Mileage Maker, Bill
Docksteader, Canada's Hy import car
dealer, always has great student
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Best Film By a New Director
Wed, Mar 11-8:00 p.m.
Thurs, Mar 12-12:30 noon
$1.00 w/AMS Card
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...thatVwtas* they call him.
MARCH 12-15
Thurs, Sun 7:00
Fri, Sat 7:00 & 9:30
$1.00 w/AMS Card     SUB Aud
1981 - 1982
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Applications will be received for
the positions of:
(10 positions)
at the A.M.S. Business Office
Room 266, S.U.B.
Applications may be picked up
at Room 238, 254 or 266 S.U.B.
RATES: Campus - 3 Hnas, 1 day *1J0; additional Unas, 36c.
Commercial — 3 line*, 1 day $3.30; additional line*
50c. Additional days $3.00 and 46*.
Classified ads ere not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:00 ».m. the day before publication.
Publications Office, Roorn241, S.U.B.. UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
5 — Coming Events
60 — Rentals
Dance. April 1, 1961 (Cecil Green). Tickets
on sale at AMS ticket office. $10/person.
Remember Amographs Composite picture.
10 — For Sale — Commercial
FRUIT LEATHER. Delicious Dried Fruit
Treat from Okanagan Valley. Write now for
mail order catalogue and free sample. Edible dried goods. Box 843, Penticton, B.C.
11 — For Sale — Private
1979 HONDA 49cc 1600ml excellent condition, include helmet, rear baskets, $400
obo. Call David (Rm 418) 224-9720 or
TO BE SOLD immediately. U.B.C. sailing
club boats 10 Enterprises 5 years old
$500-700 per boat. Phone Mike 733-1225 or
S.U.B. 216F.
WANTED TO SUBLET: Responsible nonsmoking couple require furnished accomodation in Vancouver for the months
of May and June. If you need someone to
babysit your place please call: ED, 224-7997
66 — Scandals
THE GSA is proud to announce the Ressurec-
tion of the Folk Nights at the Grad Centre
on March 20th. Anyone interested in performing Folk, Blues or Traditional music
should contact Norm Dadown c/o The
Computer Science Dept.
70 — Services
LOOKING FOR WORK? The first step is a
Good Resume. Wordsmhths 733-6425.
86 — Typing
20 — Housing
ARE YOU TIRED of commuting to U.B.C.
every morning? If so, the Student Housing
Office may be able to help. We now have
vacancies for women in Totem Park
Residence. There are only seven double
rooms left — so act quickly. Come to the
Student Housing Office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and let
us help you solve your housing problem.
For info 228-2811.
FOUR WOMEN want to sublet house from
May-Aug. Preferably four bedroom and
close to university. Phone evenings
224-9891 or 224-9768. Ask for Ann or Rose.
30 — Jobs
NANNY (21-26) req'd. for 13 yr. old girl in
town near Venice, Italy for 3-4 mos. Must
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FULL AND PART TIME shippers wanted
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to mount cartridges and deal with
customers. Drivers licence an asset. Reply
in writing to Box 100, The Ubyssey, Room
241, SUB.
rates. 266-5053.
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Page 7
UBC comes third in track meet
The UBC men's and women's
track teams combined to finish in
third place overall in the Canada
West Universities Athletic Association championships in Edmonton
this weekend.
A three-member UBC wrestling
team placed fifth overall in the Canadian National Wrestling Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont. last
weekend. Martin Gleave became
the Canadian collegiate champion
in the 134-lb. division. Rob Jones
finished third in his category of
126-lb., and Lee Blanchard in the
167-lb. division was narrowly defeated, finishing second.
The UBC swimming and diving
team managed a third place finish
overall at the national swimming
and diving championships this
weekend. The women's team finished in fourth spot in the women's
overall, and the men's team was
fifth in their division. The universities of Toronto and Calgary finished first and second respectively
in both the women's and men's
*      *      *
UBC's Patti Sakaki led the way
at the Canadian national gymnastics championships, finishing first
overall, while her team finished second overall behind Hamilton's McMaster University. The men's team
finished seventh. York University
took the men's overall title.
The field hockey Thunderettes
suffered their first loss of the Vancouver league double knockout
playoff season Saturday when they
lost 2-1 to the Ramblers. UBC's only goal came from Anne Crofts on a
penalty stroke.
*     »     *
UBC's rugby team defeated the
Vancouver Rugby Union reps 8-4 in
McKecknie Cup play over the weekend.
Fame, fertile,
glory aid prizes
are jom for
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back " t?f each:* print,
photo' categories, are:
physical,. social and intellectual.
Individually the men placed third
behind the University of Alberta
and the University of Saskatchewan, while the women's team
was a distant fourth behind Alberta, Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba.
UBC's Lee-Ann Trimble in the
women's 50-metre hurdles and
Dave Parker in the men's pole vault
were gold medal winners. Parker
was one of three nominees for the
meet's outstanding athlete.
Other noteworthy performances
came from Jason Gray, who was second in both the 800 and 1,500
metre events; Doug Vicic, third in
the high jump; Pat Palmer, third in
the 50 metres; Maria Nibbelink, second in the 800 metres; and Jill
Laidlaw, third in the 50 metre
Both the men's and women's 4 x
400 metre relay teams finished se
cond in races that went down to the
Trimble, Parker, Gray, Palmer,
Vicic, and both relay teams qualify
for the Canadian Inter-University
Athletic Union championships next
weekend in Saskatoon.
Coach Lionel Pugh was
reasonably pleased with the teams'
performances, but felt that the
relatively small number of UBC
athletes competing detracted from
the overall team positions.
"We need more numbers to be
competitive," he said. "What cripples us is that both the U of A and
U of S have at least double the
number of men."
Kelso singled out Doug Vicic as
an example of an overworked
athlete. "He competed in the high
jump, long jump, 50 metres, 4 x 400
metre relay, and was even roped into the 4 x 800 metre relay at the last
minute. That has got to detract
from the individual performances."
Women's Athletics
1981-82 SEASON
Applications — Room 208
War Memorial Gym
— F'resident
—Vice President
— Secretary
— Member At Leirge
MARCH 17th
MARCH 24th
A.M.S. Concerts Presents
sat. march 14
A.M.S. Box Office $3.00
DOORS 8:00 P.M.
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Deadline for Nominations for the class
is Thursday, March 12.
Those interested please send personal details
to SUB, Box 118.
The first four speeches are to be
humorous while the Valedictorian is to
be more serious!
MARCH 17-20
Nominations close March 16
Positions Open:
Nomination forms available at the SUS office
(Biology 1500)
Friday, March 13, 12:30 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 19, 12:30 and Friday,
Mar. 20, 8 p.m.
Monday, Mar. 23, 8 p.m.
"Evening at the Pops"
Thursday, Mar. 26, 12:30
Thursday, Mar. 26, 8 p.m. and
Friday, Mar. 27, 12:30
Friday, Mar. 27, Saturday, Mar. 28,
Monday, Mar. 30, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 8 p.m.
Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutti"
Thursday, April 2, 12:30 and
Friday, April 3, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10,1981
The following separate referenda are being held
MARCH 16th-MARCH 20th
between the hours of 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
Whereas the B.C. Public Interest Research Group (BC PIRG) shall be a nonprofit, non-partisan society funded and controlled by the students of B.C.
universities and colleges, and
Whereas the purposes of the BC PIRG shall be:
(1) To conduct research into issues of public interest including consumer
protection, human rights, occupational health, and environmental protection;
(2) Based on these research findings, to promote and carry out public
education, and representation before legislative, administrative and judicial
bodies when appropriate;
131 To facilitate student participation in public interest research and to aid
students in developing effecitve citizenship skills, and
Whereas each student who has paid the BC PIRG fee shall be a member of the
BC PIRG society and entitled to vote in the election of the UBC student
members of the Board of Directors, and
Whereas any student who has been levied an AMS fee for the BC PIRG and
does not wish to pay this fee shall be entitled to a full refund.
Be It Resolved that the AMS request the UBC Board of Governors to levy an additional AMS fee of $5.00 per academic year, on full-time students only, and that
all monies thus obtained by the AMS be surrendered to the BC PIRG society.
Whereas the Student Union Building debt has been paid off,
and whereas $15 per student per year has previously been applied to the said debt.
Be it resolved that, the AMS Student Fee be reduced by $15.
YES D               NO D
Open Forum on PIRG SUB 212
16-20 MARCH


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