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The Ubyssey Jan 27, 1989

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BoG says bite it
By Laura J. May and Deanne Fisher
They did it anyways.
The Board of Governors voted
Thursday to raise next year's
undergraduate tuition fees 10
percent and some graduate fees 50
The decision was made despite the presence of over 700 students who gathered outside the
Faculty Club Thursday and
chanted,"No way, we can't pay."
About 200 stayed for three
hours to circle the Faculty Club
and shouted outside the glass
windows while faculty members
ate lunch inside.
"The University has gone
through years of retrenchment. If
we take further cuts, we cut at the
quality of the education," said
Board of Governors Chair Peter
Brown at a press conference where
the decision was announced.
President David Strangway
said the Board's decision to raise
fees was "agonizing...(but) we
must preserve the quality of education."
The Board decided not to
settle for less than a 10 percent
increase because any less would
require "a decrease in the quality
of education," according to student
BOG representatives Geoff Lyster
and Bob Seeman.
Lyster and Seeman tried to
persuade the Board to vote for a six
percent increase.
"We fought long and hard but
we came up short. (The Board of
Governors) agreed that raising
tuition is not good policy, but the
need to eliminate the deficit tied
the Board's hands," Seeman said.
Vanessa Geary, organizer of
Students Opposed to Tuition Fee
Hikes, criticized the board for pitting educational quality against
fee hikes: "(The Board) saw they
had two choices—and this was
what Dr. Strangway led them to
believe—to fire staff or to raise
fees. But (they had) another
choice. They could have pressured
the provincial government for
(increased funding)."
Strangway said he had already tried to get more money
from the government: "I've been to
the provincial government about
every two weeks."
During the open session ofthe
meeting, four student politicians—Mark Brown from Commerce, AMS president Tim Bird,
and Robert Beynon and Brian
Goehring from the Graduate Student Society—also tried to persuade the Board to keep tuition
fees down.
"What does UBC want to be
known for—high academic standards or high economic ones?"
asked Bird.
AMS paranoia makes DOA
dead before arrival
By Martin Chester
DOA's invitation to perform at yesterday's anti-tuition increase protest was revoked by the Alma Mater Society.
Megan Kennedy of AMS
Programs said they were
asked to leave DOA, one of
Vancouver's premier punk
bands, off the entertainment
bill for the demonstration
because DOA is "too provocative" and might "incite students to storm the building."
AMS vice-president
Carolyn Egan said the decision was made because they
wanted student bands for a
student demonstration, and
they she had received complaints from students about
the band.
No Fun, who are not students and do not have a UBC
education, were permitted to
take part in the demonstration.
Egan said the question of
DOA's provacativeness did
not come up when she was
asked for her opinion—the
only thing she considered was
the effectiveness of a student
demonstration with non-student bands.
Egan explained that contact with DOA was AMS Programs' Klaus Breslauer's ini
tiative and that no invitation
had been made.
Breslauer would only say
that he was given a direction
from the AMS and, as an employee, he had to follow it.
Students Opposed to Tuition Fee Hikes organized the
rally and when presented
with the opportunity to have
DOAappear, made a decision
to invite them. SOTFH
member Vanessa Geary
called the AMS's cancellation
of DOA a "shocking statement of censorship."
"We thought we were
working on some sort of spirit
of solidarity with them—
then they make this decision
without letting us know,"
said Geary.
Li sa Eckman, AMS co-ordinator of external affairs,
also said that, while she was
not asked about the matter
herself, it was her understanding that DOA was left
off the bill because they
might incite violence.
Paul Leahy, the guitarist
for No Fun, said that his band
was advised by Breslauer
"not to try to incite a riot" as
they planned to "play that
card later." He could not explain who "they" were and
Breslauer does not necessarily represent the AMS.
Women graduate students in
particular will suffer from the 50
percent increase in fees for students taking more than two years
for a Master's and three years for a
PhD, Beynon told the Board.
Women usually take longer to
complete their graduate programs
because of family commitments,
he said.
All the students who signed
petitions, demonstrated outside
the Faculty Club, and presented
reports to the Board made a favourable impression on Board
members, according to Seeman
and Lyster.
"The vote was considerably
closer than we thought (it was
going to be)," Seeman said. "At
least we didn't let Strangway get
away with (the 10 percent increase) without making him
Students who fought the increase will keep tuition fees down
in the long run even if they didn't
affect next year's tuition, according to Lyster and Seeman.
In the future, "the Board just
can't push (a 10 percent increase)
through. They'll be hard pressed
to make increases of this type
except in extraordinary cases,"
Lyster said.
The provincial government
may increase UBC's funding because of Thursday's demonstra
tion, according to Lyster: "Politicians respond to voters, and there
was a pretty large group of voters
out there."
Lyster encouraged students
to continue their fight against future increases: "I'm concerned
about the disillusionment levels
among the students. They made a
difference in the long run, even
though the tuition fee increase is
the 10 percent proposed."
Geary echoed his concerns: "I
think the students have every
right to be disappointed and -angry. I hope that the students do
feel angry, but I hope that they
don't give up."
Protest rally's strategy
questioned by organizers
Some organizers of yesterday's tuition fee protest are disappointed with both the means and
the end.
"We not only lost the decision
but we're not any more ahead in
unifying this campus," said Vanessa Geary, a representative of
Students Opposed to Tuition Fee
At an organizational meeting
Tuesday, the group decided
against inciting students to occupy
the faculty club where the board of
governors would meet. But some
organizers are regretting that decision.
AMS president Tim Bird said
the decision not to occupy the
building posed a risk to five
months of lobbying efforts on behalf of the AMS fee hike committee.
Bird said it was five to seven
for the increase, but there were two
government appointed governors
who were undecided going into the
meeting, and their support was
critical if the decision were to be
ammended in any way.
"I was told that any radical
events at a demo would be viewed
as purely political activism, and
there's no person in government
influenced by political activism,"
said Bird.
But Geary said she regrets her
tactics, despite the argument that
angering the Board members may
have incited them to vote in favour
of the hike. "In hindsight, I'd say
yes, we should have occupied the
"We would have sat down and
been quiet," said Geary. "I think
occupying the building could have
been seen as an angry response
but we have the right and reason
to be angry."
"It comes down to two purposes," said Bird. "Are you there to
embarrass them, or are you there
to convince them? If you're there
to embarass them, they certainly
won't be convinced."
"And the one thing I've
learned through all of this is that
in order to convince somebody of
your point, you have to convince
them that you subscribe to their
values," said Bird.
And although the protest received student council support at
the last council meeting, some
members of SOTFH said they
were disappointed with the lack of
involvement from the AMS.
"When you look at the effort
the AMS can give into something
like Rec Fac, I didn't see one hundredth of the effort go into this—
and it's 10 times as important,"
said John Dafoe, Teacher's Assistant Union co-ordinator and
SOFTH member.
While external affairs co-ordinator Lisa Eckman was the only
AMS executive member who
spoke at the rally, Tina Graven-
horst, also of SOFTH, said she
noted the absence of AMS executive members at the rally itself. "I
wish I'd seen more AMS executives out there. I think it would
have been more impressive for the
crowd to have their elected group
speak—but I was pleased with the
speakers we did have."
Vice-president Carolyn Egan
said she attended the rally but
could not speak because she had to
attend an aquatic centre management meeting, as did director of
administration Leanne Jacobs.
Both Egan and director of finance Karl Kottmeier were in attendance at the beginning of the
rally and returned with Jacobs at
about 1 p.m. All three attended the
open session ofthe board of governors meeting.
President Tim Bird said he
was preparing his presentation to
the board and "dealing with complaints about DOA (who were
asked not to appear at the rally)
and Duke's," at the time of the
Although members of each
organization have what Geary
calls "differing philosophies" with
respect to methods, there is no
indication the two groups will be
unable to co-operate in future protests.
"The desires are equivalent—
we just see different ways of
achieving them," said Graven-
SOTFH will discuss their next
move at a meeting next Tuesday.
Possibilities include a province-
wide demonstration in Victoria, a
sit-in or a "fee strike", said Geary.
And the AMS is also pursuing
the issue, said Caroline Egan, who
said she would also like to see a
protest at the provincial legislature in March.
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January 27,1989 NEWS
Politicians slam
UBC tuition hike
By Rick Hiebert
Opposition to the Board of
Governor's 10 percent increase in
tuition crossed party lines.
The provincial Minister of
Advanced Education, the New
Democratic Post-Secondary Education critic and UBC's sole Member of the Legislative Assembly
were united in their comndemna-
tion of yesterday's decision to raise
the fees.
"I think a 10 percent hike is
tod high—I'm very concerned
about UBC students and their
ability to carry on," Stan Hagen,
the Minister of Advanced Education and Job Training, said late
Hagen added that the tuition
hikes will reduce student accessibility to university education.
"If the Socreds want
any chance at all in
the byelection, they
may have to buy it
by boosting funding
at UBC that extra
four percent."
Hagen said he didn't understand why UBC wanted a 10 percent increase since it has been
decreasing in enrollment since the
early 80's. He added it was especially surprising given UVic and
SFU settled for a six percent increase while both had increased
enrollment in the neighborhood of
25 percent.
Hagen saidhehadbeenlobby-
ing in an attempt to stop the proposed 10 percent hike, and urged
"the President and the Board of
Governors (BoG) to consider every
other possibility that they can find
before they pass (the increase) on
to students."
Barry Jones, the New Democratic MLAfor Burnaby North and
Post-Secondary Education critic,
attended yesterday's demonstration at the UBC Faculty Club, and
said he was "very disturbed by the
fee increase."
"We know that as the cost of
education increases, access decreases. Raising the fees has the
effect of pricingmany students out
of post-secondary education. A
poster I saw yesterday really sums
it up well, 'prosperity should be a
product of education, not a prere-
quesite,'" he said.
"I think students at the rally
realized that the source of the
problem is not the BoG, but the
provincial government which has
a user pay philosophy. The Board
could have gone fo the provincial
government for extra funding
which would preclude the need for
tuition hikes," he said.
"Last year was an excellent
year in government revenue; the
government coffers are overflowing. Post-secondary education was
hit hard by the recession in the
early 80s and the universities
need targeting for extra funding.
The money is certainly there."
However, Hagen said that the
provincial government has increased post-secondary education
funding in recent years. "We've
increased funding, not only for
operating, but for capital as well.
We now have building projects
going on at all the university
campuses, we have established
the Matching Capital Program,
we've tripled the amount of money
in the student assistance program," Hagen said.
Hagen said a tuition increase
equivalent to the cost-of-living
increase would be fair, and said
UBC should match their expenses
to their anticipated revenues.
When asked if UBC should
consider, staff cuts, Hagen replied
"Whatever they have to do to bring
their expenses into line."
Darlene Marzari, NDP MLA
for Vancouver Point Grey, is also
disturbed by the tuition hike.
"I think that the BoG is playing a very dangerous game. This
could be a gambit to force the provincial government to give four
per cent more funding annually,
but they're making students suffer. The real problem is the gross
underfunding of UBC the past few
years," she said.
Marzari feels that the upcoming Point Grey byelection may affect UBC funding. "If the Socreds
want any chance at all in the byelection, they may have to buy it by
boosting funding at UBC that extra four percent," she said.
"Iwent today to the rally to
commend the students for not
standing by passively," added
Jones. "The student activism I saw
at UBC is a good sign. I think it
was important for the students to
make their voice be heard."
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What? What? What.... Freudian hey day at tuition fee protest.
Fraternites fear University takeover of land
By Gregor Young
Members of UBC's fraternities are worried the University is
trying to push them out of their
houses and put up condominiums
in their place.
"This is the number one concern facing frats", says Mike
Libby, the first vice president of
the Inter Fraternity Council. "We
realize the university has a legitimate concern over student housing, but we're concerned that most
people see the frats as being expendable."
With the exception of the Beta
Theta Pis (Betas), who own their
house and the land it sits on, all
the fraternities on Wesbrook Mall
have leases that start expiring in
Initially, when fraternity row
was constructed in 1950, the fraternities all had 99 year leases, but
they were re-negotiated in the late
1970's. Thle result was an agreement to shorten the leases to their
present length in exchange for
badly needed cash.
"Last year a private developer
(Andre Beauregard) approached
three frats (Psi Upsilon, Alpha
Delts, and Kappa Sigma), and
submitted three proposals to get
them to give up their houses," said
Gary Mark, spokesperson for the
Mark outlined the offers as
• a straight cash offering of
$500 000 each for the house and
the lease of the fraternities,
• $100 000 cash and an offer to
build comparable houses elsewhere on campus, and
• let the frats stay where they
are, but tear down the houses and
build much smaller ones that
would allow enough ropm in be
hind for the university to use for
its own purposes, which Mark
says, would have most likely been
a residence for dentistry students.
All three proposals were
turned down by the fraternities.
Since then, the alumni associations of the fraternities have
been holding meetings with Mark
Betteridge, head of the UBC Real
Estate' Corporation, to find out
exactly what the University's intentions are.
According to Bruce Gellatly,
UBC Vice President, of Administration and Finance, these meetings are not negotiations designed
to get the fraternities to move
their houses, but on the contrary,
to ease any fears they have.
"We have no plans to develop
the land that the fraternities
along Wesbrook occupy. We
couldn't evenif we did want to. The
fraternities have long term leases,
and we don't even control those
leases. They're with the provincial
government, not the university."
Gellatly said the University
had real estate plans which were
aimed at a venue other than frat
row. "Although the provincial
government handed over control
of the endowment lands to the
GVRD, the university still owns a
28 acre parcel of land on the north
east corner of Wesbrook arid 16th
avenue. This is the area we plan to
develop, not fraternity row."
Gellatly said he did not know
enough about the claims of the
fraternities regarding the offers
made for their houses to comment.
Betteridge acknowledges that
a lot of confusion exists, and most
of it stems from the issue of who
controls the land that the fraternities sit on. "The land is owned by
the government, and anyone who
wants to develop it would need
approval from the Ministry of
Municipal Affairs. However, UBC
may have some historic and legal
claims to the land, soit's not a clear
cut issue."
He says his role in the meetings
with the fraternity alumni members has been to show them what
their options are, and to provide
ways for them to move from crown
owned land to university land in
the future if that's what they want.
"Unfortunately", he says* "the fraternities' leases end at different
times, and they have varying perspectives on what they want."
Betteridge agrees with Gel-
lady's view that the University is
more concerned with the land near
16th and Wesbrook, and added the
fraternities' problems may be
rooted more in the fact that they
are not on university land, and are
therefore open to any developers'
attempts to buy them out.
January 27,1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 January 27 ,1989
by Rick Hiebert
How, pray tell, does one tell a 42 year old
writer to grow up?
Holidays In Hell
By P. J. O'Rourke
Atlantic Monthly Press
O'Rourke admits that he's taken to traveling in search of humourous targets because
he likes adventure. "What I tell readers in
my stories," he writes, "is nothing but what
members ofthe press tell each other around
the bar at ten p.m."
O'Rourke is frequently very funny and
perceptive. He has a cockeyed way of looking
at the world that makes us see things in a
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Civilization" from the "barbarities ofthe
left." You could say he's a cross between
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Yesterday the Board of Governors approved the
ten percent tuition increase proposed by president
Strangway last December. Since the proposal was
made, just before Christmas exams, students found
their voice of opposition, unheard on this campus for
so long.
We organized and campaigned, showing a true
commitment to the cause of higher education. We
talked to the Vancouver press, and even put Dr.
Strangway on the defensive on the CBC. But yesterday the Board of Governors and the provincial government failed us.
The provincial government, coffers bursting with
resource base windfalls, boasts about B.C.'s wonderful credit rating with the Wall Street banks but can't
subsidize the university for THREE MILLION DOLLARS to help keep education in this province accessible and of world class quality.
A university is not a used car lot. The fuckers in
power should not sell off our minds, our future, the
very soul of our civilization to satisfy their narrow
minded, short term profit speculations.
The time for polite talk and not stepping on toes
is over, lest we get streamrolled again. Whether it was
SOTFH, the AMS, or the BoG student reps, student
lobby groups were ignored—completely. Is it because
we do not have the mega-dollars to pump into the
economy? Or because students are an unorganized
lobby group?
There are people who will condemn those who did
not appear for being apathetic. The question is larger
than a simple right or wrong—supportive or not. Our
society has been taken over by Alex Keaton wanna
he's—people who actually believe in the morality of
money. It is the worship of this blue-suited icon which
is responsible for low attendance, and the will to
attend a class winning out over the yearn to protest.
It is time for all of us to refocus our values, and
question where to draw the line. Tuition has risen consistently over the years, where will it stop? And who's
pocket will the cash finally come from. It is time to rethink the education system in this country—and it is
time to rethink what we, as students, hope to gain
from our time here.
Students should be out in the thousands for the
next protest, popping the veins in their neck with their
screams. But without knowing why we should skip a
class, there may be little hope for a march on Victoria.
Ifyou need a reason, try this: students should not
be relied upon to fill in where the federal, provincial,
and" University governments have fallen short. We
pay taxes, we vote, we have a voice. Let's use it.
January 27, 1989
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A lava-lamp was burning in Dr, Strangway's office late at night. Unknown
to the good doctor, within ten minuteB of his departure each evening, his secretaries threw open the doors of his sanctum and admitted the giggling members1
of the Ubyssey. Laura May, eyes glazed by her recent intake of high grade
heroin, lounged on the meeting table. Greg Davis and Deanne Fisher lit their
opium pipe and each took a good long puff, before offering il to the trembling fingers of first-timer Keith Leung. Olivia Zanger reclined in the doctor's chair and
listened to Robin Muelebach reading Goethe out loud in his rich German (with
a taste of Cockney) accent. Monica Brunner and Laura Busheikin pumped narcotics into their veins (though they were careful not to use the same needle) and
licked their lips as they looked longingly at the adonis-like form of Robert
Groberman, who merely grinned and posed —then broke out laughing as the pot
took hold of his head. Opium fumes rose around the face of Katherine Monk and
she breathed deeply, then exhaled a long four letter word into the nearby ear of
TedAussem. JoeAltwasser and Heather Jenkins took turns waitingat the door
for Svetozar Kontic to arrive with the anchovy and magic-mushroom laced
pizzas. Michael Vaaaaney read from Carlos Castenada and chewed peyote
buttons waiting to see snakes and other reptiles emerge from his chest and
arms. Ernest Stelzer amused himself by reading out loud from Khafka's Metamorphosis, scaring the shit out of everyone in the process. Hai V. Le, Mandel
Ngan, and Catherine Lu marveled at how the barbarian westerners did not
know how to handle their opium. Panos Grames and Kate Petraroia 'got down
to it' on the imitation Jtkea leather couch (it wasn't imitation leather, it was
imitation Ikea). RickHiebert and Robert Beynon read through the good doctor's
files and chuckled as they discovered the account numbers of four of his major
Swiss bank holdings. Nadine Rehnby sat cross-legged on the floor and slowly
turned her head in wide circles, singing erotic lyrics to John Denver tunes as
Cheryl Fieguth, naked as a baby, thrashed about and hummed White Rabbit
through her foam flecked lips. Meanwhile, Michael Booth and Jon Treichel sat
in the outer office with a bottle of Scotch and a deck of cards, playing game after
game of crib and sighing repeatedly about the reduced moral stale of their fellow
Ubyssey staffers. They had carved the crib board into the secretary's desk, but
she did not mindas she was almost comatose at the time, which was understandable given the copious amounts of animal tranquilizers lhat she had injected
into herseir through the course of yet another utterly boring day workingas Dr.
Strangelove's secretary.
city desk:
Deanne Fisher
Robert Groberman
Katherine Monk
(OO  SHo-JTiM-r.
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I       AMVTHII*J<t.
Foresters lose
In Gordon White's benign article "Summer. of
Confrontation," I was overwhelmed by the lack of
understanding forestry students had over sustainable
development at a community level. Over the past
year British Columbians
have been besieged with
advertisments proclaiming'
both the benefits of forestry
and the symbiosis it has
with tourism and community development. In recent
developments on the provincial level a consensus was
reached which promotes
resource development planning at a local level. Comments made by foresters in
White's article fail to reconcile between corporate goals
of forest companies on the
one hand and the desires of a
community on the other.
Don McMullan, Chief
Forester of Fletcher Challenge is quoted saying, "the
forest industry has always
worked on sustainability."
It is unfortunate that this
term "sustainability" has
had its meaning distorted
by those who would like to
profit from its imagery.
Until recently, sustained
yiel d forestry was inconceivable; in fact, mining is a
more appropriate term for
the type of forestry practiced. Foresters are quick to
point out that old growth
forests, like those growing
in Clayoquat Sound are
"decadent." In proclaiming
this it is assumed that those
lands should be mined
(removed of their unproductive forests) and freed up for
silvicultural production.
However, seldom are
those so called "decadent"
forests recognized for their
aesthetic value and subsequent economic value in
terms of tourism. Residents
of Tofino and Clayoqyat
Sound have sent a clear
message to foresters and the
government which states
that the type of community
development they want to
pursue cannpt coexist with
the forest industry whose
good intentions are often
altered by the whims of a
volitile world market.
Responding to the idea of
tourism coexisting with forestry, Les Reed (a member
of the 1985 Wilderness Advisory Committee) states
that the problem is public
perception. Les Reed is the
same man who signed the
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WAC report recomending
that no road should be built
in the Stein Valley until a
formal agreement was
reached with the Lytton and
Mt. Currie Indian Bands.
Two years later Mr. Reed
announced that he thought
road building should go
ahead regardless of what
the Indians say. When Mr.
Reed says in White's article
that the public has only a
partial grasp of the issue
(refering to forestry practices) he is fooling himself
into thinking that only his
perceptions of the forests
It is high time that foresters and forest companies
came out from behind the
buffers they leave between
the public and the clear-cuts
and started involving themselves in community development. The people of
Clayoquat Sound have
stated their desires and it is
time the community's interests came before the shareholder's interests.
Jim Gates,
Arts 2
outlook small
. Michael Doll comments
that separate education for
Natives would prove to be
disastrous. How can any
form of education be disastrous? Furthermore, the
issue of separate education
should be examined by
those concerned (ie. Natives) not a first year engineering student. Doll also
proposes that Natives
should be directed towards
more "accepted studies."
Accepted by who? By Doll?
What is acceptable and
valid to one individual does
not necessarily mean it will
be acceptable and valid to
others. It is unfortunate
that Doll's view of life is so
Doll suggests that the
Native tongue as a second
language is not very effective because it is limited in
terms of communication.
The need of a second language is important, however, to retain one's native
tongue, no matter how small
the community. It is also an
important aspect of being
"Canadianized" in that
Canada is a multicultural
nation, promoting multilin-
gualism. Language gives
the culture character and
identity, allowing for cultural diversity. To take
away one's language is to
take away a part of one's
own identity.
"Textbooks and materials with racial bias in the
classrooms" are biases because such "bias" serves to
damage the image of native
peoples and other non-white
peoples. Texts and other
forms of media/information
should strive to eliminate
the old stereotypical view of
the "Indian" seen from a
western perspective and
present accurate, unbiased
views and include details
about a group's current situation and their history. Mr.
Doll claims that other cultures are not inferior. Why
then can't he see the value of
preserving the Indian culture and language? People
learn valuable things from
other cultures and learn to
appreciate different ways of
life and customs and thus
helping people to cross cultural barriers.
To say that there is no
survival from Mesopotamia
or Elizabethan England is
incorrect. From Mesopotamia came the first alphabet,
a system of weights and
measures, and agricultural
refinements. Elizabethan
En'gland produced the
world's greatest playwrite
and introduced much
needed humanity to the
monarchy. The culture of
British Columbia's Indians
is already preserved
through magnificant and
symbolic artwork. The preservation of cultures, past
and present is seen as an
integral part of society.
Mr. Doll states "Indians
have recently been exposed
to extreme culture shock:
from the hunter/gatherer
age to the atomic age." He
fails to realize that Indian
people first had contact with
Europeans in the 14th and
15th centuries. The statement that they were thrust
into the atomic age from
hunters and gatherers, is
completely erroneous and
signifies the need of mandatory history courses for engineers. "Those who do not
learn from the past are
doomed to repeat it."
The statement that we
must either completely absorb them or completely lock
them out is not justifiable
for a number of reasons. Not
only is it not "our" decision
to make, but also the present day Native Indians
would not allow us to " lock
them out." Striving for a
unified identity will not
solve our social problems,
and closing the doors to such
valuable cultures as those of
the Native Indians, could
prove   detrimental  to  our
own culture.
Carolyn Bavis, Cynthia
Chee, Yvonne Chin,
Michele Ginnell, Jane
Francis, Marg Blakey
As a candidate running
for AMS co-coordinator of
External Affairs, I was expecting to see a paragraph
for my campaign in the Jan.
24 issue of the Ubyssey.
Imagine how surprised I
was when I opened the paper and discovered that my
name was not anywhere. I
was relying on my paragraph because I don't have
any campaign posters " up
except at the polling places.
How else can people know
about my campaign if there
is nothing about me in the
paper? Could it be because
there is only one other female running for the position (no names mentioned),
and you could not bear the
thought of the women's
votes being split up. So you
conveniently "forgot" about
my submission to the Ubyssey. C'mon guys, it wasn't
even very long. It wouldn't
have, taken away too much
space or too many votes
from the other candidates.
Christina Nagy,
Science 1
Editor's Note
The AMS ensures that candidates are informed of
their obligations vis-a-vis
The Ubyssey. The Ubyssey
made every effort to contact
Ms. Nagy before the issue
went to press. It is usual
policy for the candidite to
bring her/his submission to
the attention of a staff
member so that the data can
be recorded in the proper
manner. At press time, The
Ubyssey had not received a
photo,. or a press release.
Ms. Nagy was riot present at
the all-candidates meeting
held on Monday in SUB,
where The Ubyssey established contact with candidates who had not yet been
interviewed. The Ubyssey
does not have files on all
students, anditis the candidate's responsibility to ensure coverage. If this had
not been made clear to Ms.
Nagy, we hope this will rectify any future problems
should Ms. Nagy consider
running for a position in the
January 27 ,1989 FEATURE
Hysteria on the Pacific Rim
By Allan Johnstone
In the wake ofthe new wave of
Pacific Rim investment, some
Vancouverites have called for government safe-guards on the sale of
property to foreigners, citing over-
inflated property values, but leaving the stones of racism unturned.
But people should look closer at
the benefits of Hong Kong investment before paranoia becomes
hysteria, according to UBC commerce professor Michael Goldberg.
Goldberg, the Herbert R.
Fullerton Professor of Urban Land
Policy since the creation of that
chair in 1981, has examined Chinese investment in the Pacific Rim
real estate market, and has advised all levels of government on
urban land policy.
In response to suggestions of
government controls on foreign
real estate investment Goldberg
says "I haven't seen anybody document the nature ofthe problem. I
mean there's some mythological
homebuyer who cannot buy housing and this is supposedly the result of Asian immigrants pricing
homes out of the range that Canadians can afford—native born
white Canadians. I want to see the
Goldberg admits that housing
prices have gone up rapidly in
certain areas and that these are
areas into which ethnic Chinese
have moved "but it's also clear that
lots of Canadians from other parts
of   Canada   like   those   neigh
bourhoods too, (and) in 1988 we've
had about 40,000 net immigrants
into the province."
Goldberg says the fear of
Asian immigrants is unsubstantiated, because they are unlikely to
be short term citizens, and will not
take the money and run. He cites
prejudicial treatment of the Chinese in Malaysia where "effectively they've had 30 percent of
their wealth taken away" and in
Singapore where "several Chinese
banks have been bombed."
Hong Kong apprehension
about the Communist takeover in
1997, is "highly reminiscent ofthe
instability the Chinese of Southeast Asia have had to live with for
a long time," Goldberg says.
In his book, The Chinese
Connection: Getting Plugged In
To Pacific Rim Real Estate, Trade
and Capital Markets, Goldberg
says "dependence on the United
States makes Canada extremely
vulnerable both to fluctuations in
the U.S. economy and to political
and institutional changes in the
U.S. that affect its trading relations."
Taking his position one step
further, Goldberg says he supports the Free Trade Agreement
but on the basis that it would serve
as a competitive springboard for
Canadian industries to world
Another of Goldberg's themes
is the importance of B.C. universities in establishing contacts with
the Pacific Rim. In light of the
recent student protests against fee
hikes and the presence of these
foreign students, Goldberg says, "I
have no doubt that there is a danger of backlash. I also think that
it's very important that the public
(know) that a very large proportion of a university education
takes place outside the classroom—it's the result of interaction
with other people that you go to
school with and historically we've
had 98 percent ofthe undergraduates at UBC come from British
Goldberg says the lack of foreign students has hurt the student
population. "Meeting people from
different places with different
world views isn't one of the benefits thatwecan offer at UBC. Ifyou
look at the really great universities in the world (...) their applicant pool is from around the world
so the out of classroom education
that the students provide each
other with is really pretty extraordinary."
Goldberg says the quality and
the way other countries view our
universities is endangered by
underfunding. It's important for
the university to be seen as strong,
otherwise we will suffer twice
"(Students from) the rest of
the world will choose to go to other
places and we also run the risk of
our own best students finding it
more advantageous to go to school
in other provinces and other countries."
Aggies defend drool
In response to "Aggies Drool
Shames UBC" we would like to
clarify a few points.
"Aggie Week" was booked back
in November 1988 and all events
for this week were planned at this
time and have occurred in this
order since 1952. The news about
the rally was not out until January
11, 1989. Perhaps the organizers
ofthe rally should have looked into
conflicting scheduled events.
Several faculties participated
in our boat races. It would have
been impossible to notify them
before the races.
We graciously gave up the
space in front of SUB, that we had
planned to use for our races, to the
The "Hell no, we won't pay"
chant started at the boat races.
Agriculture pays one of the highest tuitions on campus.
The drooling person, who may
or may not have been an Aggie and
who made the comments about
graduating and not caring, hardly
reflects the views of all Aggies,
87% of whom attended the rally in
form or another.
When BCTV came to UBC to
film the Boat Races, we directed
them to the rally because we believe that in the larger picture
tuition increases are more important than the boat races.
By the way, a cow a flop contest
is scheduled in front ofthe faculty
club Jan. 26, 1989.
Alan Davidson, Ag 4
Graham Dyck Ag 4
Craig Johnston Ag 3
Menno Schellenberg Ag 4
Leonardo Kogan Ag 3
Darcy Purpur Ag 4
Sandra Neill Ag 4
Marina C. Wilton Ag 4
Michael Langlet Ag 3
Wendy Reed Ag 3
Rah - rah Robin
Robin Muelebach hit the
nail on the ("pin") head. The
"brainwashed" students that
voted "yes" to Rec-Fac and
now are protesting the 10%
tuition fee hikes—in principal—don't have a leg to stand
on—nor a brain I suspect.
I anticipate those students will come roaring back
in rebuttal by saying :"$ 150 is
a lot more than $30." However, there are two problems
with this reasoning.
Firstly, to a student on
the edge of financial bankruptcy ANYincrease in fees is
fatal—whether it be $5.00 or
Secondly, an extra fee of
$30.00 per year will not be all
the student will have to
spend on REC FAC once it is
opened. There will be user
fees. Of course, there will be
some free time but that free
time will be short and
crowded with students.
Presently the War Memorial
Gym charges for a weight-
room membership—from
$30.00 - $70.00 (with the exception of a few free access
hours during each day). The
Aquatic Centre leaves students a total of 26:40 hours a
week for free access out of a
possible 82:15 (excluding the
time rightfully devoted to
the UBC  swim team) and
much of this free time is at inappropriate times for many
students (none of it is on
weekends). What this all
means is that a $30.00 raise
in fees will only be the beginning of expenditures for the
student that uses REC FAC.
I am against all current
fee hikes: REC FAC, tuition,
arts. The government should
cover necessary expenditures. The students that are
for some, and against others
(for whatever mystical reason) are hopelessly adrift in
the "main stream" and simply flow the way of popular
opinion without giving a second thought to their principals.
Leo Paquin
Arts 2
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give your reports and presentations the clean impressive
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Saturday 10 - 6 Telephone: (604) 222-1688
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for the
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Dates:   Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 23,1989
Time:     12:30 -1:30 p.m.
Place:    Buchanan B212
Enquiries: 228-2415 Brock Hall 203
Allders International, Canada's leading duty
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sat 9 am till 6 pm
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Michael Levy gets
Pt. Grey Socred nod
Jan 27 -
Feb 2
7:30 & 9:30 P.M.
B.C. Warning: some very
course language & violence.
Shakespeare Festival
Jan 28 & 29 at 2:00pm
Laurence Oliver -
Richard III
By Rick Hiebert
Social Credit party dissidents
may have won a small victory by
nominating investment analyst
Michael Levy as the Socred candidate in the upcoming Vancouver
Point Grey provincial by-election
Levy, who said he would "take
the message" of the "unhappy"
Point Grey Socreds to Victoria,
narrowly won the nomination on
the first ballot with 173 votes, defeating communications adviser
John Grey with 139 votes and
publisher Joes.eph MacKinnon
with 26 votes.
During his nomination
speech, Levy did not refer to Premier Vander Zalm. He said that he
found, while phoning local Socreds, that "more than 80 per cent
of you were unhappy with the leadership of our party," and promised
to take their concerns to Victoria.
He added it wasn't his style "to
wash our party's dirty linen in
Most of Levy's speech focused
on the record ofthe Socred government. He later told reporters that
he didn't oppose the Premier, but
he declined to say whether he
would invite Vander Zalm into the
riding to campaign.
Levy said Point Grey Socreds
had to "work as a team" to win.
His main opponent, John
Grey, led his speech off with "It's a
time for us ...to support our leader
Bill Vander Zalm," which elicited
applause from half of the audience.
Grey said he supported "our
premier's action to ensure that
(the UEL) remains inviolate for
years to come."
"We should ensure that there
is sufficient (education) funding
for our sons and daughters in the
years to come," Grey said.
The third candidate, Joseph
MacKinnon, called himself "a
strong supporter of our premier,
William Vander Zalm."
"I get very angry when a small
handful of dissidents criticize our
Premier," he said.
But MacKinnon was not beyond criticizing the UBC administration. "UBC was never meant
to be an elitist campus. Attempts
to make it one should be discouraged."
Attorney General Bud Smith
was also there, giving the audience a loud and impassioned defense of the Socred government's
After Levy's victory, UBC
Young Socred president Bruce
Hallsor, said "I am a supporter of
any Socred nominee..." as he took a
Levy button from his back pocket
and pinned it on his sweater
"...and I am definitely a supporter
of Michael Levy. I've talked with
him a lot in the past few weeks and
he seems to be behind education."
"On the campus itself, we've
got a tough road ahead of us. I
don't think well win UBC. I really
don't, but we'll do better than we
did in '86."
"The polls seem to say we're
on the upswing. I don't want to say
we're going to sweep UBC
though—that's daydreaming," he
Though the UBC Young Socreds haven't planned their campaign strategy yet, Hallsor said
they are "keyed up for an election
while UBC is in session. We're
going to be running a campaign
concentrating on education and
other Point Grey issues."
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Application Deadline:
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April 10, 1989
August 1, 1989
first year university courses or community college
Biology UBC 101 or 102
Chemistry UBC 110 or 120
Mathematics       UBC 3 credits at Math 100 level
Physics UBC 110 or 115
English UBC 100
After successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to write the
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Further Information:
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January 27 ,1989


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