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The Ubyssey Mar 22, 1985

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Array Challenge '85 'Nightmare' at UBC
"It's a bureaucratic
nightmare," the associate vice
president student affairs said
Thursday of a new provincial-
federal job creation program being set up at UBC.
Neil Risebrough said the new
joint program means UBC will
have at least double the $600,000
job creation budget it had last
summer. But he added the federal
government added a lot of
bureaucracy to the new program
which replaces the Youth Employment Program.
And although he only received
application forms and instructions
for   Challenge   '85   last   Friday,
March    15,   a   joint    federal-
provincial   committee   says   the
forms   must   be   complete   and
priorized by the university by next
Friday, March 29.
He added in the past faculties
I have canvassed for professors who
I needed a helper and priorized the
jobs themselves. But this year the
program coordinators expect
Risebrough to priorize the approximately 700 job applications
UBC will have for the program,
he said.
Anyone wanting a form can
pick one up at my office in the old
administration building or phone
me at 228-5454," Risebrough added.
The new joint federal-provin
cial program announced in late
March is similar to last year's provincial Youth Employment Program. Labor ministry spokesperson George Dobie said to create 15
to 17,000 summer jobs the provincial government contributed $9.7
million. With the federal government's contribution of $19.4 million, the program has a total of
$29.1 million.
Last year the province provided
$9.7 million, like this year, but the
federal government contributed
only $16.6 million in B.C. through
its Canada Summer Works and
Career Oriented Summer Employment Training program.
This year's Challenge '85 program has three different categories and wage supplements, Dobie
• the program will pay 50 per
cent of a wage up to $2.50 per
hour for jobs in business and
• it will pay up to $2.73 per
hour wage supplement to municipalities hiring students;
• and it will pay ? 65 per
hour as a wage for cor nity organizations, universities <md colleges to hire students.
Capital venture leans return
The capital venture program is
back for yet another year.
The provincial government is advertising its Student Venture Loan
Program with long, blue, 16-page
booklets this year. This year they
will guarantee loans of up to $3,000
to students to start their own business during the summer. The B.C.
government guarantees loans the
Royal Bank gives to students.
David Wright, the program's
provincial coordinator, said Thursday that by December 1984 80 per
cent of those who took loans last
year had paid back all or part of
their loans. Wright said he could
not know what percentage of those
who paid back part of their loans
had paid back the majority of it,
but said some arrangement had
been made with most of them, including long term payment plans.
Of the 20 per cent who paid back
no money, Wright said the students
had either failed in their business or
cheated the government. "Some
students took off for Europe and
we haven't tracked them down," he
Some students who made little or
no money last year will be back in
the program this year to recoup
their losses, he added. "Some of
those  students  had  very  original
problems and excuses," Wright
said. "But they've got the equipment now and they'll probably get
into another arrangement this
year." He said one student fell off a
motorbike and broke his leg and
couldn't work for the rest of the
In Ontario, in a summer provincial government program,  33 per
cent of the entrants went broke.
See page 4: MOST
Vol. LXVII, No. 46
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, March 22,1986
150 hold vigil for senate
An unknown violinist played a
haunting tune from a second floor
room of the Law building Wednesday night while outside more than
150 people shuffled, whispered, and
held candles and flashlights.
Students stood in the cold from 7
to 8 p.m. before the senate meeting.
They came in support of Students
for UBC demands that there be an
open discussion of how UBC programs are cut, and that one of a
kind programs not be eliminated
due to lack of funds.
"If things have to be cut it should
be done in a more open way so students aren't guessing," said Franca
Luongo, rehabilitation medicine 2.
Acting president Robert Smith
has asked her program to justify itself or be discontinued.
Luongo said her program has a
very high employment rate for
graduates. Asked if she usually attends political events, Luongo
laughed. "No," she said.
Lidia Grzybowska, architecture
1, said she attended the vigil because she hopes the action will influence senate, which ultimately decides what programs are eliminated
or reduced in size. Architecture
must also 'justify itself.'
"UBC architecture is the only
one in B.C," Grzybowska said. "I
don't agree with this policy of cutting down the programs that are
Senate meeting raucous
Senate unanimously passed a motion Wednesday night asking senate
budget committee to outline the criteria used to arrive at recommendations to reduce or eliminate
any UBC program, before senate
considers any such recommendation.
At an unusually raucous two
hour meeting in Law 101 interspersed with laughter and table pounding, senate passed associate civil engineering professor Richard Spencer's amended motion. Spencer originally wanted procedures and criteria to be made public.
But senate defeated Spencer's second motion that would have seen
senate review the procedures for deciding what is cut or reduced in size,
and suggest and implement additional procedures.
Spencer read the first sentence of
the Universities Act to begin his
case for the first motion. "The academic governance of the university
is vested in the senate," he read.
He said senate must be prepared
for the upcoming meeting when it
will approve or disapprove recommended program cuts. UBC will almost certainly cut programs to deal
with its budget deficit.
"In my view senate is not ready
to do this job," he said. He said the
September 1984 senate budget committee document outlining criteria
for cutting programs is not clear,
nor is it clear how these criteria are
to be applied. He denied the motion
aimed to delay senate procedures or
criticize senate.
Outgoing student senator Eva
Busza spoke for the motion, saying
the 1984 document assumes the development of an academic plan. But
this has never happened, she said.
Several   deans   spoke   against
See page 3:STUDENTS
She said she thinks the program
has quality, adding students come
from other provinces for UBC's architecture program.
Students for UBC is a recently
formed Alma Mater Society committee which came active after
Smith sent letters out to all faculties
concerning program cuts.
Some of the letters, only two of
which have been made public, ask
the school of architecture, community and regional planning, rehabilitation medicine, and landscape architecture, and the schools
of audiology and speech sciences to
justify themselves or be cut.
Students for UBC presented more
than 9,100 petition signatures to
senate after the vigil, which attracted local media.
Senate passed a motion asking
that senate budget committee outline to senate the full criteria used in
any decision to cut programs before
senate votes on program cuts.
Margot Paris, architecture 3 and
one of the vigil organizers, said
after the senate meeting that "we
feel we achieved victory tonight."
But she said the next task is ensuring the spirit of the motion is
faithfully carried out by the budget
committee. Students for UBC cannot be complacent in this, she said.
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STORM THE WALL team member pulls second member over massive
wall beside SUB. See story page 3.
Thousands see Hansen leave on world wheel chair tour
Rick Hansen has begun.
The wheelchair athlete departed
from Oakridge shopping centre at 9
a.m. Wednesday morning, bidding
adieu to thousands of supportive
The UBC physical education student officially started his Man in
Motion World Tour, a journey of
25,000 miles. Hansen hopes to raise
money for spinal cord research with
the tour.
The wheelchair tour will last
about 17 months, featuring visits to
the Soviet Union and Australia.
A ceremony was conducted in a
small room in the shopping centre.
Several people presented Hansen
with gifts to commemorate the
tour. Premier Bill Bennett participated,  giving Hansen two license
plates with a publicly motivated inscription: "Expo '86."
Thousands of people lined the
parking lot as Hansen began a slow
leaving to cheers
procession. He hoped to reach Bell-
ingham by nightfall.
Thousands of people crammed
along Oak Street as Hansen made
his way to the bridge leading to
Richmond. The crowd were people
of all ages, each hoping to catch a
glimpse of one of Canada's most
famous athletes.
Hansen will travel along the west
coast to California. From there, he
will travel through the southern
states to the east coast. After a brief
visit to Washington, he will board
a plane for Europe.
While Hansen has begun a journey to raise money, he has also
started an endeavor which could see
people's attitudes towards disabled
people change in the near future.
"It is difficult enough to believe a
wheelchair   wheeling   across   the
street let alone around the world,"
Hansen said. "The whole life of a
disabled person should be brought
into proper focus," he said, "instead of having the 'My how marvelous attitude.' "
People who have this attitude
about Hansen would probably pull
a complete about face after looking
at his impressive athletic accomplishments. He recently won a gold
medal at the Seventh Annual World
Wheelchair games in Stoke-Manville, England.
Last September Vancouver
mayor Mike Harcourt presented
Hansen with a civic merit award for
his victory at those Games. In 1983,
he shared Canada's Athlete of the
Year Award with Wayne Gretzky.
Thus far, Hansen has raised only
See page 3: HANSEN Page 2
Friday, March 22, 1985
Canada in new age
Canada is entering a new
political, technological and social
age which will be shaped by the
youth of today, the Liberal Party of
Canada's president said Wednesday.
"Canada has a boundless
future," lona Campagnolo told 100
people in SUB 207/209. "What will
your share be of that new age?"
Campagnolo said this new age
will present exciting challenges to
the Canadian people. She said that
now is a very important time to be a
Liberal, as it was in the early 1960's,
because "new ideas have to come
These new ideas are especially
critical in 1985 because of the apparently bleak financial state of the
country. "Do not think that all is
black. All is not lost," said Campagnolo.
Of particular concern to Campagnolo are social services provided
by the federal government. "Our
first major challenge is to create
wealth," said Campagnolo, adding,
"we have a whole generation of
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children living below the poverty
line." She said that the Canadian
family must be redefined.
Another challenge facing Canadians today is old age. Although
some old age homes are fine
facilities, others are filled with sick
and lonely people waiting to die,
she said. Aging with dignity should
be an important area of concern for
the new age, said Campagnolo.
Campagnolo said, "Culture is an
important issue facing us in the next
10 years." She cautioned against
labelling Canadians as a dull and
bland people, saying, "we have a
very profound identity."
Campagnolo said the greatest
danger to national unity comes not
from Quebec separatism, but from
Canada's neighbor and close
friend, the United States. Canada
should preserve its role as a medium
power and as a good "broker" in
U.S.-Soviet Union arms negotiations.
"We can't be an extension of the
Pentagon," Campagnolo said.
The speech was sponsored by the
UBC Liberal Club.
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OVER 25 TEAM beams after surviving Storm the Wall ordeal. Team actually appeared happy after physical exertion but may have been bribed. Arms were reportedly glued back on after
insane wall-climbing adventure.
Council shuns peace advertisement
Student council defeated a motion Wednesday night to contribute
up to $200 to help advertise the
1985 Walk for Peace in The
Ubyssey, claiming the Alma Mater
Society cannot afford it.
And council heard a notice of
motion to hire the AMS president
and finance director for May to
August. AMS executive members
hired last summer received $1,750
per month for four months.
AMS external affairs coordinator
Duncan Stewart, who put forward
the peace motion, said the $200
would ensure that the UBC
Students for Peace and Mutual
Disarmament could buy a whole
back page in the student paper.
SPMD will ask students to contribute $2 to have their name appear
in the ad and help pay for it.
Stewart said he was really surprised that his motion was defeated, adding that council's claim that it
doesn't have the money is
"nonsense. We have got the
money." The walk which takes
place April 27 has attracted more
than 100,000 people in past years.
The AMS helped finance the ad
last spring.
Council votes at its April 3
meeting on hiring AMS president
Glenna Chestnutt and finance
director Jamie Collins for May to
August. AMS vice president
Jonathan Mercer, administration
director Simon Seshadri, and
Stewart are also submitting proposals for summer employment,
which must be approved by the
AMS hiring committee.
The president and finance director  "are  automatically  offered  a
position in some sense," said Collins. He said the wages come from
student fees and from businesses on
Chestnutt said hiring the president and finance director is "just
about mandatory." The other executive members will only be hired
if their proposals are adequate, she
The AMS is also applying for
wage funds from Challenge '85, the
federal-provincial employment program which pays up to $3.65 per
hour for salaries.
Another notice of motion proposed that council spends $225,000
in the first phase of renovations to
the Thunderbird Winter Sports centre.
Centre management committee
chair Alan Pinkney said public
changing rooms needed to be
upgraded. "The entire building was
built on the cheap," he said.
The second phase of the renovations would also cost about
$255,000 Pinkney said, and involve
renovating varsity changing rooms
and upgrading the centre lounge.
Langara protests early
Bruton resigns over cuts
VICTORIA (CUP) — Another
prominent B.C. academic has
resigned because of the provincial
government's lack of fiscal responsibility and planning for B.C.'s
University of Victoria engineering dean Len Bruton announced his
resignation effective June 30, saying
he hopes this will "send a clear
signal to the provincial government
that it is completely mishandling its
relationship with its universities.
Bruton's resignation follows that
of University of B.C. president
George Pedersen. Pedersen also
said B.C. government education
policies made it impossible for him
to continue in his position.
"The fundamental reason for my
decision is that I cannot build a
world-class faculty of engineering at
the University of Victoria under the
prevailing financial
circumstances," Bruton said. He
added B.C. is gaining a reputation
as an "academic wasteland."
Bruton said the new UVic
engineering school, was promised
$1.5 million for 1984-85 but has only received half that amount. And
although the engineering faculty
was promised special funding by the
provincial government until
1988-89, Bruton said universities
minister Pat McGeer now says
special funding will end after next
The change will mean engineering
funding will have to come from
UVic's general operating budget.
Bruton said the government is trying to force the university to
reallocate its internal funds to
engineering at the expense of other
Bruton said he is concerned the
engineering faculty is in jeopardy,
because without assured long-term
funding the school will not be able
to attract qualified professors.
UVic president Howard Petch
confirmed there has been pressure
from the government to reallocate
money but the university "was not
prepared" to comply.
McGeer's policy coordinator
Jane Burnes denied there had been
any such pressure by the university
minister. She said the engineering
faculty had received, "all the funds
they needed."
VANCOUVER (CUP) — Vancouver commuters heading for the
city centre got an early morning
message recently — B.C. students
are fed up with education cutbacks.
Students from Langara, Douglas
and Kwantlen colleges occupied
several Vancouver bridges to show
the rest of the province their anger
over the onslaught of funding cuts
that have hit B.C.'s post-secondary
system. The latest B.C. budget dealt
with a five per cent cut to colleges
and universities.
About 300 Langara students, carrying signs demanding increased
education funding and asking passing drivers to honk in support, joined in the protest at the Oak Street
Bridge which began at 7a.m. Later
in the day over 1,000 students
rallied at the Langara campus.
The bridge protests were part of a
province-wide day of concern for
education. More than a dozen B.C.
colleges throughout the province
staged a telephone campaign aimed
at swamping the offices of premier
Hansen ffundraites
From page 1
half the money needed to finance
the $1 million tour.
Wednesday UBC honored him
with a private reception at the faculty club. Alma Mater Society
president Glenna Chestnutt, vice
president Jonathan Mercer, and finance director Jamies Collins jointly presented him with a letter to ensure his welcome at any other university which he might visit along
his journey.
Bill Bennett and the education and
ministers with call complaining
about education cutbacks.
Canadian Federation of Students
— Pacific region executive officer
Donna Morgan says students are
becoming more active as the Social
Credit government's restraint
policies hit home in the form of
staff layoffs and course cuts.
"The cuts are happening so fast
people can see the education disin-
tigrating before their eyes," says
Teams storm wall
That huge wall which found itself
outside SUB all week long is not a
giant door stop or some sort of
[t was a fixture in the UBC intramural sports program's major
event of the year, the annual
"Storm the Wall" competition
where teams must sprint, swim,
run, cycle, and then scale a 12 foot
Each team consists of five
members and competitors must
choose which event they will participate in. All competitors must go
over the wall — that is the only
event that the entire team must do.
This year more than 300 teams
participated and some familiar
names crop up — Marion Craig, the
winner of the triathalon, finished
first in the womens ironman. And
the women's second rowing team
finished first in the varsity women's
On the men's side, J.P. Saidon
from Quebec placed first in the
mens ironman with Steve McMurdo placing second. The varsity mens
rowing took top honors on the
mens varsity team division.
The wall claimed its share of vic
tims this year as a close inspection
of the finish line saw many participants nursing minor bumps and
bruises. "Oh Yeah, it's great. I'm
okay, I just jumped off the wall and
sprained my foot," said Joan
Thomas when asked if the hurts
were worth it.
Students vocal
From page 1
Spencer's second motion, charging
senate would be overstepping its
bounds and interfering in management.
Science dean Cy Finnegan said he
objected "strenuously" because he
is responsible for the procedures in
his department, not senate. He said
if the motion passed senate could be
accused of "mischievous
Convocation member Grant Bur-
nyheat opposed the motion because
he said it comes too late, even
though he is not happy with the current process. Most student senators
supported the motion.
And the Students for a Democratic University presented petitions
against the "F" policy for dropping
a course after the deadline. Page 4
Friday, March 22, 1985
Canadian-Nicaraguan relations worse
Canada's relations with Nicaragua under the new Tory government have worsened, a UBC graduate said Thursday.
Peter Prongos told 50 people in
Buchanan A100 that Canada is opposed to unilateral action in Central
America because of the fear of provoking the United States.
But Canada has given financial
aid and support to Nicaragua dating
back to the 1972 earthquake, which
destroyed the capital and killed
23,000 people, he added.
"In 1972, Canada sent down $3.5
million, 80 per cent of all international aid was pocketed by Somoza,
one of the most brutal Latin American dictator who was overthrown
by the Sandinista revolution. When
he left the country he took with him
nearly all the money in the treasury,
including  a   $66  million   Interna
tional Monetary Fund loan provided by Canada."
Prongos said the Sandinista were
not so fortunate in getting Canadian aid. "In 1984 Canada sent $14
million to help develop the agricultural sector and another $5 million to expand the irrigation facili-
tes in farming areas," he said.
The real aid to Nicaragua comes
from individual Canadians and independent groups, Prongos said.
He said he does not approve of
the Canadian government's wait
and see policy concerning Nicaragua, and external affairs minister
Joe Clark's view "that whatever the
United States wants to do is their
Also included with the speaker
was a film, Dream of a Free Country: A Message from Nicaraguan
Rebel Spectacular '85 — a coalition of the UBC Anarchist Club,
the Socialist Education Society, and
the Latin American Support Committee — sponsored the event.
Every Thursday Rebel Spectacular
'85 holds events in Buchanan A100.
Most loan program participants male
From page 1
Wright added some of the ventures were very successful and "97
per cent of venturers said it provided a unique learning experience."
One venture in manufacturing —
Wright wouldn't specify which —
had $42,000 in sales and the partner
or partners — Wright wouldn't specify — made $11,000 in profit.
Businesses in all areas, including
manufacturing, services and tourism, made real money, Wright
claimed. The average participant
made $825 a month, he said.
This summer the ministry of industry and small business development, which he belongs to, hopes to
expand the program they run with
money from the provincial labor
ministry. Loan application forms
are available at Canada Employment centres, Unemployment Insurance Commission, and Chambers of Commerce in B.C.
Last year 82 per cent of those in
the program were male and 72 per
cent were from the Lower Mainland
and Vancouver or Victoria and
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Ontario education funds controversial
TORONTO (CUP) — The Ontario government will increase education funding by five per cent next
year but critics say it is cheating Ontario's 15 universities and 22 community colleges out of money pass
ed on by the federal government.
"The Conservative federal government has seen the necessity of restoring support to the university
sector, only to find their provincial
counterparts   are   committed   to
cheating universities of their fair,
and desperately needed share," said
Sean Conway, Liberal party colleges and universities critic.
The federal government has said
it will increase education transfer
payments to the provinces by 7.4
per cent this year. Conway says the
Ontario government should have at
least matched the increase to help
the province's cash-starved institutions.
Newly appointed education min-
Tween tasteless joke
A speech scheduled for Wednesday about AIDS in the Third World
was "a practical joke," the executive assistant to the Debating
Society said Wednesday.
"The club had no knowledge of
this (speech)," Alan Beasley said.
The speech was advertised in Tuesday's Ubyssey as being held by the
Debating Society, with a Dr. Allen
Beasley speaking.
Beasley said that no one in the
club filled out the tweens form, adding it was an individual jab against
The fake tween was not funny,
said Jonathan Mercer, Alma Mater
Society vice president. "What if
someone came to hear that, it's-
embarrassing for them," Mercer
said. Nobody showed up for the
speech at noon on Wednesday.
AMS external affairs coordinator
Duncan Stewart said the tween was
offensive but silly.
Acquired    Immune    Deficiency
Syndrome is an incurable disorder
in the body's immune system. It's
victims are mainly hemophiliacs, intravenous drug addicts, Haitians
and gay men. Stewart said the
tween trivializes a serious situation.
"In a way, it's kind of nasty,"
said Stewart.
"I think it's a tasteless sense of
humor considering AIDS is a
serious, often fatal disease that is
affecting thousands in the population," said Richard Kramer, chair
of the Gays and Lesbians of UBC
service committee.
"It's a serious disease in the
population and the Third World
has its own problems with starvation and poverty and political
strife," he said.
There was no prejudice intended,
Beasley said. "I can't apologize on
behalf of someone else but if I
could, I would," he said. The
Debating Society has no prejudice
against homosexuals, Beasley said.
Men's Big Blocks awarded
Glen Steele made the right decision. And so did Bill Hollowaty.
Both UBC athletes were honored
Thursday as recipients of the Bobby
Gaul Memorial trophy, annually
presented to the male UBC athlete
or athletes who distinguished himself or themselves over his or their
four year collegiate careers.
"When I went up to receive the
award I thought back to four years
ago when I was first deciding whether to come to UBC," said Steele,
the running back who holds 13 Canadian collegiate records. "Now, it
turns out I made the right decision."
Steele's university football career
began in 1981 when he rushed for
1,033 yards, set the Western Intercollegiate Football League single
season rushing record and was named a Western All-Star and an All-
This year Steele has not yet signed with the Winnipeg Blue
Bombers, the team that picked him
in the 15th round of the 1985 Canadian Football League draft.
Holowaty, arts 4, was named an
All-Canadian for the second time
last week. This season the centre led
all scorers in the Canada West University Athletic Association with 19
assists and 28 goals for 47 points in
24 games and was selected a Canada
West first team all-star.
The Bobby Gaul Memorial
trophy is named after a UBC rugby
player who lost his life shortly after
completing his four years at university.
Steele will complete his bachelor
of physical education in January of
next year and Hollowaty has obtained his bachelor's degree in economics.
from Toronto
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March 7 that Ontario's universities,
the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
and the Ontario College of Art will
receive $1.24 billion in operating
grants for the next fiscal year. The
colleges will receive $463.6 million,
a 5.2 per cent increase over last
The minister also announced that
tuition fees would go up by five per
"It is extremely frustrating to
find that the new minister of educa
tion is continuing his predecessors'
policy of unreasonable and over-
zealous financial restraint practised
on our school system," said another
Liberal critic, Jim Bradley.
Richard Bainis, a researcher for
the Ontario Federation of Students,
said OFS was not pleased with the
funding announcement because it
did not match the federal increase.
He said, however, the federation is
not alarmed about the tuition fee
increase, which it thought would
have been much greater.
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view from the San Cristobal Range.
A major problem with the
nuclear arms race is invisibility: the
weapons which daily threaten our
planet are camouflaged by installations off-limits to the average
A hundred miles south of Vancouver, Bangor Naval Base blends
with the surrounding forests, while
each Trident submarine stationed
there has the destructive power of
2,040 Hiroshimas. Across Puget
Sound in Seattle the factories producing cruise missiles resemble
those building civilian aircraft.
Nuclear Weapons Databook: U.S.
Nuclear Forces and Capabilities
by  Thomas B.  Cochran,  William
M. Arkin, and Milton M. Hoenig
Ballinger Publishing Compan\,
Closer to home, the naval base at
Nanoose Bay, which tests nuclear-
capable systems, appears calm
against a background of oak-
covered hills.
The Nuclear Weapons
Databook: U.S. Nuclear Forces and
Capabilities is the first volume in a
series intended to strip away this
camouflage, to reveal the nuts-
bolts-and-microchips of the nuclear
threat. Through photographs,
maps, graphs, and supporting data,
the databook describes the more
than 26,000 weapons of the current
U.S. nuclear arsenal and gives over-
Canadian Galapagos prey of my
Meares Island is the current
media attraction insofar as environmental and aboriginal issues
are concerned.
But there is an area at the
southern end of the Queen
Charlotte Islands which has also
become the focus of a groundswell
of support amongst scientists,
naturalists, and ordinary Canadians. These people are intent on
preserving its remarkably pristine
environment from the ravages of
mining, petroleum and logging interests.
Islands at the Edge
published by the Islands Protection
Douglas and Mclntyre, 1984
This area is known as South
Moresby   and   is   actually   an   ar-
vance and retreat of the last ice age)
and isolation, there are more
endemic (peculiar to one place) and
disjunct (widely separate) kinds of
plants and animals found here than
anywhere else in Canada. There
are, for example, species of black
bear, pine martins, owls,
woodpeckers, fish, moss and
flowering plants that exist nowhere
else in the world.
Naturalists also value the islands
because they are a splendid
microcosm of the ecological
richness, diversity and complexity
of the Pacific Northwest coast.
From a quiet intertidal pool, for example, it is possible to traverse the
range of 12 natural plant communities, from primeval rain forests
to alpine meadows, all in the matter
of a few hours.
Another argument for the preser-
these islands — it must have been
these characteristics that stirred the
Haida imagination to produce one
of the most elegant and refined
cultures in the tribal world. The importance of this culture and its environment has been recognized by
the United Nations Educational,
Scientific  and  Cultural  Organiza
tion, which has designate Anthony
Island as a World Cultural Heritage
Unfortunately, the same kind of
guarantee does not extend to the
rest of South Moresby, the government has been under intense
pressure since 1974 to allow logging
companies into the area. A decade
of scientific study (culminating in a
technical report by the Environment Land Use Committee), environmental and logging lobbies
and court action still has not forced
the government to declare one way
or another what it intends to do.
Thus   one   of   the   reasons   for
Islands at the Edge is to raise public
. . .black bears, pine martins, owls,
woodpeckers, fish, moss and flowering plants
that exist nowhere else in the world.
chipelago comprised of 138 islands
and 42 lakes. It has long been considered on of the more isolated
wilderness locations in Canada but
readers can now experience the
magnificence of these islands
through the text and colour photos
of a beautiful new book called
Islands at the Edge.
Published by the Islands Protection Society, an organization formed in response to a 1974 bid to log
the area, Islands at the Edge is a
compelling argument for the preservation of South Moresby. The book
also offers a scathing criticism of
the shortsighted economic policies
pursued by the BC government and
by the logging industry.
South Moresby is greatly valued
by scientists, who call it the Canadian Galapagos because it is a living
natural laboratory in which they
can easily observe the plant and
animal adaptation. Because of its
geographical history (parts of the
islands  escaped  the  scouring  ad-
vation of South Moresby is its extreme importance to migrating and
nesting seabirds on the Pacific
coast. The islands are home to a
quarter of B.C.'s seabird population as well as to the largest concentration of bald eagles and Peak's
falcans in Canada.
The waters around the islands are
teeming with sea-life, thus sustaining the large bird population as well
as many mammals including half of
B.C.'s Stellar sea lion population.
The latter animal breeds on a tiny
island near the tip of the archipelago which is the larges such
rookery on the entire west coast of
North America.
Up to this date, there has been little human intervention in the archipelago except for the historical
presence of the Haida Indians, for
whom the Queen Charlottes are an
aboriginal homeland. The more
than 150 color photographs exquisitely capture the natural beauty
and abundant flora and fauna of
EVERYWHERE THEY WERE they found tracks of that old garden. 22,1985
Page 7
;e invisible, destructive
views of the history, science and
military strategies behind them.
Further, authors Thomas B.
Cochran, William M. Arkin and
Milton M. Hoenig document plans
for future weapons. From portable
^nuclear land mines o bombs with
the explosive power of nine million
tons of TNT, the databook con-
missile silos) than the gigantic MX
A following section describes
how the current cruise is fast
becoming obsolete, giving way to
both a modified version and a new
one. Among the changes are: increasing the range, possibly to intercontinental capability; boosting the
Air breathing and survivability are terms applied
to the cruise missile, not its potential victims.
fronts the reader with the problem
in its physical manifestations. If
there were ever any doubts before,
the databook confirms that these
weapons will not disappear of their
own accord.
Perhaps the most relevant
chapter for Canadians is on cruise
missiles, covering both current and
future versions. Turning to this section, we find a photograph of the
air-launched cruise tested in
Canada the past two years, the
AGM-86B. Accompanying information tells us that unlike dual-
capable weapons, the air-launched
cruise is made with the sole purpose
of carrying a nuclear warhead.
Further data state that the cruise
flies as low as 100 feet off the
ground, may be programmed for
ten different targets and has an even
greater hard kill capability (i.e. for
reinforced structures such as Soviet
speed from 500 mph to supersonic
levels; and making the cruise less
vulnerable to Soviet defense
systems, partly through "stealth"
technology. All of which increase
the cruise's potential as a first-strike
weapon, not one to be used only
after attack.
This is the kind of information
contained in the databook, with
other chapters describing
developments such as the Trident
system based near Vancouver,
"neutron" bombs more destructive
to life than property and the
massive MX system for which the
40 different deployment proposals
had Congress engaged in a long
process of indecision-making.
The databook is not without problems. There are a number of
statistics which vary within the
book. The authors anticipate two
dd'ic Socreds
support as one more salvo to fire at
the government before it makes its
decision. Ironically, as one of the
writers points out, this may have
the effect of encouraging too many
people to visit South Moresby, thus
endangering the wilderness
characteristics for which protection
is sought.
In times of high unemployment
there may often be very good
reasons given for favoring resource
development, at some expense to
the environment but I think most
thoughtful readers will find that the
lucid, knowledgeable essays in this
book clearly outweigh the kind of
cost benefit analysis arguments that
reduce the absolute worth of a 12
metre Sitka spruce tree with eight
growth rings per centimetre to
$75,000. Arguents that the
economically and environmentally
wasteful logging practices carried
on in B.C. would irreparably
damage the ecology of the region
are forceful. One only has to look
at the moonscape of Talunkwan
Island, just outside the limits of
South Moresby, to understand why
the writers are concerned.
They cite plenty of examples.
They say logging will seriously harm
the bald eagle population, which is
already small enough. Even if trees
are replanted, the eagles will still be
in difficulty because the current
practice is to replace trees every 75
years, which is about 400 years too
soon for the size of tree needed to
support eagle nests — these may
weigh upwards of 1,000 kilograms.'
Not all the arguments in Islands
at the Edge belong to the scientists,
however. Appropriately, the first
chapter is given to Bill Reid, the
renowned Haida artist. Reid talks
about the European and Christian
impulse to subdue nature and other
men. He hopes that the South
Moresby islands can be one place
where this habit may be broken.
He seems to speak a larger kind
of truth when he says that if we lose
these "shining islands" and other
places like them, we "may forget
what we once were and what we can
be again ... in a world devoid of
the amazing non-human with whom
we have shared it."
Let's hope that Islands at the
Edge will help keep his dream alive.
other criticisms sure to be directed
at this volume. First, this book does
not document the Soviet arsenal.
Nor does it explore in detail the
links between the weapons, the
political system which requires
them and the corporate world
which manufactures them.
More problematic is the debasement of language which occurs
from adopting military speech to
describe the weapons.
"Air breathing" and "survivability" are terms applied to the
cruise missile, not its potential victims. Likewise, devices used by offensive weapons systems are
"penetration aids", with obvious
references to a sexuality of domination. And the MX is also known by
the epithet "Peacemaker." If that's
not Orwell's Newspeak, then what
Further, the weapons lack a
human scale for comparison. While
a detailed range of medical effects is
beyond the scope of this volume, at
least a series of maps indicating the
effects of different size bombs
would be in order.
Overall, the databook achieves its
purpose as a reference on the range
of weapons in the U.S. arsenal. The
empowering part is that while the
authors are physicists and defense
experts who could be employed by
the Pentagon, they wish instead to
share their knowledge, "to assist
the many people who are actively
working on the problems of the
nuclear arms race."
Without denying the value of
making these weapons visible and
providing information which places
citizens on an equal footing with ex
perts, the book raises the issue of
whether we are dealing with a
technological or spiritual problem.
To the individual already awake to
the unprecedented threat posed by
nuclear weapons, the documentation will only strengthen the conviction that the problem must be acted
But to the person dozing in the
pre-nuclear world, who believes
cruise testing makes the world
secure, the more sophisticated
weapons are simply, as the book
calls them, the "next generation."
The question is: how much time
should we devote to studying the
hardware of nuclear weapons and
how much to understanding the
psychology of fear, hatred and
denial underlying the arms race,
contributing even now to its
captivates uninformed
A dim red light illuminates the
bodies which shuttle across the
stage, their arms swinging rigidly
back and forth and their faces
grimacing a silent scream of agony.
These fast moving bodies are the
dancers of the Danny Grossman
Dance Company during the performance of Endangered Species, the
finale of the evening.
Danny Grossman Dance Company
at   the   Vancouver   East   Cultural
until March 23
The inspiration for Endangered
Species comes from Goya's etchings, The Disasters of War, as
well as the anti-war art of two German artists, according to the program notes. And yes, one can find
war imagery in the background
music which resembles war sirens,
in the flag-carrying dancer who is
also clad in a storm trooper helmet,
in the goose-stepped choreography,
and in the collapsed writhering
bodies clutching at their crotches.
This is not to belittle Grossman's
message. But his dances lack a little
subtlety and imagination. He chose
to translate his ideas into images so
strong and so well known they can
be labelled and identified by anyone
of almost any age. It is very nice to
make dance accessible to one and
all but this kind of accessibility
takes away from the seriousness of
his intent.
Endangered Species is
Grossman's gravest piece and even
in this score his aim is one of entertainment. His intent to show the
threat of nuclear war and the
possibility of human annihilation is
trivialized by his creation of 'entertainment' — something the audience can feel good about because
as they are leaving the theatre they
know they got their money's worth.
Grossman must be hoping for someone like a critic to explain the
multi-layered intent of his dance
because it is not going to seep into
the viewer's consciousness after the
soporific entertainment wears off.
There were a couple of worthy
mentions. Higher, a wonderfully
complex dance using a ladder and
two chairs, was set to the music of
Ray Charles. A man and a woman
intertwined in, over, under, and
around the ladder's rungs as well as
each other, looking agile, linear,
and graphically clean.
But the woman kept her mouth
and false eyelashed eyes constantly
flapping   open    in   a   suggestive
Playboy look. It was just too cutesy
and the male dancer did most of the
acrobatic hard work on the ladder.
Imagine a similar choreography on
two people without the cutesy stuff.
War imagery in the collapsed bodies clutching at
their crotches
It would have more purity as a
dance. Grossman relies on gags to
enchant his audience.
The very first piece of the evening
was one such enchanting device.
Nobody's Business is a giant com-
edic gag. It is supposed to be a
tongue in cheek look at sexual
mores. Grossman achieves this by
choreographing feminine
movements on men and masculine
movements on women and double
coating the whole thing with
eroticism. This is Grossman's way
of captivating an audience.
Perhaps he thinks raw dance
wouldn't be enough or that it would
scare off potential viewers. He must
be targeting an audience unfamiliar
with dance and so baits them with
gags and erotica. Maybe he conceives dance as pure gag, literal imagery, and illustration of music
because that is what he delivers.
HIGHER . . . very cutesy. Page 8
Friday, March 22, 1985
Jobs, please
Student jobs are not a high priority. The new federal-provincial
Challenge '85 coordinators sent UBC's administration forms on Mar. 15
and expects them back Mar. 29.
They expect Neil Risebrough, associate vice president student services,
to examine and priorize 700 applications in that time.
It's ridiculous. And UBC still does not know its budget for the program
or the particulars of that budget.
If the federal and provincial governments seriously expect to implement
a fruitful job creation program at UBC they must be realistic. You cannot
pass out forms to a community of 40,000 and get back priorized responses
in two weeks. Doing it in a month would be a massive work, especially at
these times.
Although an anonymous government official said the deadline, Mar. 30,
can be broken, even naming random deadline is placing undue stress on
university people.
Hopefully in the meeting today provincial and federal officials will come
to grips with the problems facing university administrators trying to implement this enormous, new program.
They should extend the deadline to a realistic date and decentralize the
process so that individual faculties can priorize their job applications as
they see fit, rather than sending them to the president's office.
Come on, now, student council.
You haven't been doing too bad
lately but you let a big one slip by
you Wednesday night.
The Alma Mater Society doesn't
have enough money to pay up to
$200 helping the student peace club
run an ad on the April Walk for
Peace. Yeah, sure.
The AMS has the money. Council just decided it has other things to
spend it on. At a timme when
nuclear  annihilation  threatens   us
more all the time, what is $200 to
help advertise the walk to students?
It's not much. Council's priorities
were all wrong.
And council will look pretty
dumb if it later approves salaries of
$1,750 for each of the five AMS executive members per month for the
four summer months.
Don't kick the peace walk in the
teeth and then line your own
pockets council.
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Policies 'alarm' Skelly
I am writing in response to many
requests from the university community to outline the approach a
New Democratic Party government
would take towards universities.
I   view   with   great   alarm   the
policies adopted by the present
government towards education
generally and towards universities
in   particular.   Social   Credit   is
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Students leaving province
The reputation and stature of a
university depends not only upon
excellence of its programs and facilities, the excellence of its faculty
and leadership but also upon the
quality and number of students it is
able to attract.
The media has focused its attention on many of the emergent problems at UBC caused by the provincial government's refusal not only
to provide adequate funds but to
provide sufficient financial information to enable our administration to plan wisely.
Attention has been given to problems such as: the impossibility of
meeting demands with the resources
provided; the necessity to curtail or
drop programs; the necessity to release faculty; the flight of talented
faculty members to other jurisdictions; the resignation of our respected president, George Pedersen.
Less publicized, but a serious
problem nevertheless, is the possibility that students, both graduate
and undergraduate, will have to
leave our university in order to
complete programs which may be
discontinued at UBC, and the probability that students who would
normally choose to attend UBC will
elect to attend schools outside the
Eric Hamber Secondary School
annually sends between 100 to 130
students (the largest number from
any school) to UBC and sends
about 10 to 20 students to universities outside the province.
This year, however, there is an inordinate interest on the part of our
best students to enrol in universities
outside of the province.
Sixty students have already been
accepted, have applied, or soon will
be applying to enter non-B.C. universities. It is unlikely that all 60
would actually enrol, but a significant number would do so.
Whether this trend is unique to
Hamber, 1 do not know, but I
would suspect that it is true, but to
a leasser degree, at other schools in
the province.
Students cite as reasons for looking elsewhere the uncertain and unsavory educational climate created
in B.C. and the direction in which
the university is being led — to become an elitist, technically oriented
Students also question the continuing changing of general entrance
requirements and the requirements
for entry into particular programs;
the changing of enrolment limits;
the lack of a guarantee that students
once enrolled in a program would
be allowed to complete that program; the quality and permanence
of programs and faculty; and the
decline in the reputation of the university.
It is unfortunate that so many
outstanding students are considering attending universities outside
To Dr. McGeer this trend may be
perfectly acceptable since the responsibility for education our students can be shifted to other provinces; to others who work with our
young people, it would be tragic.
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becoming increasingly involved in
university buget allocation. This is a
trend which I view as potentially
The provincial government must
meet its moral, if not legal, obligation to the universities by passing to
them monies received from Ottawa
earmarked for post-secondary education instead of diverting these
funds to projects it deems as having
a higher priority. Unless this happens our problems will magnify.
It is a sad day for B.C. when our
students view educational opportunities and the educational climate
outside of the province as far superior to that in B.C.
This certainly does not augur well
for the future of our university, the
future of our young people and the
future of our province.
Sugimoto is Eric Hamber
Secondary School's principal and a
UBC senate convocation member.
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Dear George . . . I understand
Dear George:
There is this kid who signs his letter Dave Davies, law 1 and he is saying such bad things about you as
this: "I sure am glad that you decided to resign as president of this
university" (Dear, dear, dear
departed George, March 12).
Well, I sure am not glad that you
resigned but I sure know why you
I once had a business which I
tried to operate so it would turn a
profit (the motive is also a time-
honoured tradition). Who knows
but what I might have succeeded if
there hadn't been a postal strike?
When the post was unstruck
nearly all of the revenue came by
cheque, through the mail. During
the strike, statements were delivered
by hand (my own Howdydoer) and
it was hoped that payment would be
received by similar dispatch.
Some of the debtors were moved
by the spirit of kindness and these,
brought their payments but others,
whose sense of humour was
something less than angelic, continued to mail their payments at the
Post Office, where they sat in limbo
for the duration of the strike.
While I had a list of accounts
receivable, and I therefore knew not
only who the spirit should move but
how much the displacement should
be, I never knew if it would happen.
I   had   no   idea   what   operating
revenue was available on any given
On lean days I would make the
rounds of the local restaurants until
I saw a delinquent and, getting a
seat in close proximity to him,
would order a cup of coffee.
When I was certain that I had
been recognized I would empty the
contents of my pocket onto the
table; count it; cancel the coffee
and leave. Even for lunch, I never
knew whether to order a hamburger
or a filet mignon.
This kid who thinks you can
operate in the smoke is out, George
— he's out all the way to lunch.
David Davies
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dangerous, and one which a government under my leadership would
The New Democratic Party approach to universities is guided by
the principle that academic freedom
is an essential ingredient of university life. While universities should
work within a broad framework of
public policy, freedom to pursue
diverse intellectual directions must
be preserved.
As a practising politician, I
would welcome greater participation in discussion of broad public
issues by faculty. If faculty
members are to make this kind of
contribution to society, they must
be protected from retaliation. It
comes with the territory that many
academics challenge conventional
wisdom within their respective
discipines and of the political and
social system in which they work.
Much careful work needs to be
done to reconstruct our education
system. What is being torn down so
quickly will take time to rebuild.
I tabled in the legislature last
week a detailed program of action
for a Parliament. Specifically on
universities the following commitments were made — and would
be honoured if we become government:
1) that funding be made available
to the universities council to
maintain services at 1984 levels;
2) that federal funds received under
the Established Programs
Finance Arrangements and earmarked for education be used
for that purpose;
3) that the 7.5 per cent increase in
federal government funding earmarked for post-secondary
education will be fully passed
along to the institutions;
4) re-opening of the David Thompson University Centre as soon as
I believe this program to be
logical, practical and essential.
However, universities cannot be
turned on and off like a tap. The
need for strategic long-term planning must be addressed. Our finance
debate leader, Dave Stupich
(Nanaimo), has outlined several
times in recent years the NDP's
commitment to balanced budgets
over a four-year cycle.
I would appreciate your comments about whether this approach
would meet your institution's needs
for strategic planning.
We also realize that fewer young
British Columbians go on to higher
education than any other province.
In 1968, B.C. had one of the highest
participation rates, equal first with
Ontario. The disparity between the
major metropolitan areas and the
interior is even more striking: while
16 per cent of Victoria and Greater
Vancouver Grade 12 graduates go
on the university, only seven per
cent of students in the rest of the
province do.
The New Democratic Party
recognizes that there are arbitrary
barriers that determine whether a
student goes on to post-secondary
education. We believe that education is a life-long process, or could
be if the person wishes.
We perceive the barriers to study
to be financial, geographic and
cultural. Failure to equip British
Columbians with the skills they will
need to function in the Twenty First
Century will mean that whole
generations   will   continue   to   be
hewers  of wood  and  drawers
See page 9: OTHERS
MARCH 22, 1985
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
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Na-na-na na-na. Some of us had more fun than others. Betsy Goldberg, Sarah Millin, Bruce
Cookson, James Young, Rory Allen, Graham the new photog, that great new graphic artist, Debbie Lo
— ail these turkeys did not imbibe the fantastic alcoholic substances that made themselves available in
inexpensive quantities at a SUB reception and the Press Club. But Robert Beynon, Charlie Fidelman,
Robby Robertson, Patti Flather, Monte Stewart, Mike Perley, Angus Fraser, and Yaku knew better.
The editors-almost-been took the most advantage — to prevent imminent nervous breakdown. Friday, March 22, 1985
Page 9
SUB expansion $96,000 over budget, not $800,000
I must admit I was very surprised
to read in Tuesday's Ubyssey that
the expansion to SUB, a project I
was asked to coordinate, is
$800,000 over budget, (SUB open
at last, Mar. 19). I really hope
my MBA supervisor doesn't find
out because I'll never get my
However, in a hopefully non-
boring fashion, here are the true
numbers. Council originally approved $1,504,000 (plus $55,000
previously) for the project and then
subsequently decided to provide
first rate word processing facilities
for students, adding $183,000 to the
budget. This gave us a final budget
figure of $1,714,000.
Along the way, council added
about $95,000 in "extras" that they
wanted but didn't give us any more
money for them! Add to this the
fact that a "world class" waterproofing expert tells us that the roof
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241K today.
Others may fill jobs
From page 8
water. The top jobs will be filled by
people from out of province, or
from the privileged strata of society. British Columbians deserve the
opportunity to compete on equal
The New Democratic Party
believes that the province should
aim at improving our participation
rate from the present level of worst
in Canada to a least the national
average over five years.
To meet this target the NDP
1) restore the grant portion of the
B.C. Student Assistance Plan,
and review the maximum
amount of the award annually
and adjust regularly for inflation;
2) simplify the complex criteria for
student aid;
3) remove barriers to the participation of rural students seeking
post-secondary education by
developing a comprehensive
strategy of decentralization of
program delivery, and boarding
and  travel assistance  if attendance at an urban centre was
4) increase opportunities and support   for   groups   traditionally
disadvantaged such as: women,
single parents, mature students,
cultural minorities, native people, the handicapped and disabled.   This   would   be   achieved
pragmatically   by   counsulting
with the education community
and    representatives    of   the
various organizations.
We are also committed to fair
treatment   for   support   staff   at
universities. These people perform
a valuable service in keeping our institutions operating efficiently and
effectively. We will follow a policy
of full consultation with support
staff organizations, student, faculty
and administrative bodies.
I would appreciate any comments, suggestions of questions that
you may have about our approach.
Skelly is leader of the Oppostion
of B. C. 's legislature and leader of
the provincial NDP.
AMS concerts
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'Good anytime — must be purchased before March 31
won't leak (which it did, at a cost of
$150,000), we ended up with a total
project cost of $1,810,000, putting
us $96,000 over budget.
Now, we could do lots of Martian
bookkeeping, or charge different
items to AMS operations, or take
an "interest credit" because the
project is delayed (upsetting
so . . . it's 2.5 months behind
schedule), or blame everyone and
her dog for the approximately 350
problems that came up, but we're
It's $96,000 over budget, no
bullshit, and it's actually a credit to
many people like the Alma Mater
Society general manager, the AMS
Food and Booze Manager, and Pat
Darragh, that it isn't $300,000 over
budget, because at one point it was
sure looking that way.
But not to crap on an underpaid
Ubyssey reporter too much, he was
probably using the initial contract
price as an original budget figure.
Unfortunately, the construction
contract only accounts for 60 per
cent of the total project cost.
A couple of other things to mention. Most of the money borrowed
for the project (about $1.2 million)
is borrowed internally from the
AMS reserves at prime minus two
per cent (i.e., "cheap" money). The
business operations are charged for
all I heir equipment and 7.5 per cent
of all their sales to help pay back
for the expansion.
Also, Doug's letter a week ago
(AMS could use SUB space better,
Mar. 15) was right — all businesses
in the SUB expansion must be AMS
run so the students have complete
control  over  their  building.
If, as a Ubyssey reporter, you
want the negative side of
everything, you should look
towards childcare and recreation
facilities. Progress with these two
projects has been slow because,
unlike SUB, the necessary lease
agreements did not already exist.
Dave Frank
former student board
of governors' member
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Crack a pack of Colts
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Friday, March 22, 1985
Lecture:   Economic   Costs  of  an   Independent
Defence    Policy   for    Canada,    by    Gideon
Rosenbluth, noon, SUB 206.
Video: Business Plans, noon, Angus 226.
Last chance for ordering sweatshirts, also sale of
tickets for grad. Dinner and dance, 11:30 a.m.,"
Buchanan near the arts advisors' office.
Ian   Waddell,   M.P.   for   Vancouver   Kingsway
speaks   on   "Mulroney:   Reagan's   Yes-man?"
noon, Buch D121.
Banquet tickets on sale, noon, club office.
Election   of   new   executive,   noon,   7th   floor
lounge Buchanan Tower.
Election for second slate, noon, SUB 216A.
Lecture: The Changing Roles of Native Women,
noon,   Scarfe   100,   and  films  and  dancers  in
Scarfe Lounge.
Film:   "How   Should  We   Then   Live,''   part  8,
noon, Buch A102.
Hispanic  and   Italian  symposium,   students  $3,
faculty $5, 3-6 p.m., Buch B314.
Lecture: "How God Meets Your Needs," noon,
Queen Elizabeih Theatre.
Symposium,   9   a.m.-3:30   p.m.,   students   $3,
faculty $5,  Buch B314, and free public lecture,
2:45 p.m., Buch A202.
Westwood Weekend: driver training, racing and
salmon   barbeque,   10  a.m.,   Westwood   Race
way, Coquitlam.
General   meeting  and  elections,   8-10:30  p.m.,
SUB 212.
Seminar on the Hindu-Sikh Conflict in India with
president of World Sikh Organization —Canada,
2:30-4:30 p.m., Woodward IRC 1.
Voting for second slate, noon, SUB 216A.
Worship,    communion,    lenten    liturgy,    all
welcome, 10 a.m., Lutheran Campus centre.
Film: "In Search of Bach," 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
"Libel Bowl," 11 a.m., 29th and Camosun.
Westwood Weekend: driver training, racing and
salmon    barbecue,    10   a.m.    on    Westwood
Raceway, Coquitlam.
Film:   "How  Should  We  Then   Live,"  part 9,
noon, Buch A102.
17th  annual  print  show  and  sale opens,   7:30
p.m., AMS Art gallery, SUB, and continues all
week, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Men's national team international tryout camp,
spectators welcome, 3:30 p.m.. War Memorial
"Earth   Works,"   presentation   of   sculpture,   9
a.m.-4 p.m., Geology 126.
Meeting,   discussion   of   peace   march,   noon.
Lutheran Campus centre board room.
Ticket sales for March 30 graduation dinner and
dance,     11:30-l:30    p.m.,     Buchanan     near
advisor's office.
Video: WUSC tn Ethiopia, noon, Buch B214.
"Earth Works," presentation of sculptures, 9
a.m.-4 p.m., Geology 126.
Weekly testimony meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Practice, all welcome, 7 p.m., Aquatic centre.
Film: "Joy of Bach," noon, SUB auditorium.
Ticket sales for March 30 graduation dinner and
dance, 11:30 a.m. - noon, Buchanan near advisor's office.
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London, & much more for $2025 Cdn. See
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TYPING & W/P: Term papers, theses,
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typist or be a typist. SUB Concourse. Drop
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WtMi'c      Exuhfc
Edgar Winter: jazz, pop, and R & B at the
Commodore Ballroom, 870 Granville St., Mar.
The Villains: UBC SUB ballroom, Mar. 22, 8
Maura Volante: Feminist, earth centred
music with voice and percussion, La Quena,
1111 Commercial.
Wind Ensemble and the VCC Madrigal
singers: King Edward Campus, 1155 E.
Broadway, Mar. 29.
Al   Neil   Quintet:   piano  festival,   Western
Front, 303 E. 8th Ave., Mar. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Michel   Petucciani   Trio:    piano   festival.
Western From. Mar. 26, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
bb Gabor: no relation to Zsa Zsa, the Town
Pump 66 Water St., Mar. 25.
Shannon Gunn: with Oliver Gannon, Rene
Wurst, Graham Boyle at the Classical Joint,
231 Carrall St., Mar. 24.
Jam session: hosted by Sheila Davis, Mar.
27, Hot Jazz Society.
The Eurogliders: from Australia, at the Commodore Ballroom, Mar. 29.
Nancy White: Canada's all-around bitch-
goddess of the great White North ... at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, March 26-30,
8:30 p.m.
David Wilcox: March 21-23, The Town
Pump, 66 Water St.
The Saint of Bleeker Street: by Menotti, an
opera which has garnered many awards including the Kennedy award in 1984, the UBC
Opera Theatre Presents the Canadian Premiere of Menotti's Pulitzer Prize winning opera
at UBC Old Auditorium, March 26-30, 8 p.m.
Andre Thibault: Flamenco and Classical
Guitar, March 20, the Classical Joint, 231 Car-
rail St.
Banff Fibre Show: a contemporary multimedia work at the Cartwright Street Gallery,
1411 Cartwright St., until March 31.
Contemporary    Canadian    Photography:
from the collection of the National Film
Board, Presentation House, 333 Chesterfield
Ave, North Vancouver, until March 24.
My Fascinations: Doug Biden's recent work
on paper at the Contemporary Art Gallery until March 30, 555 Hamilton St.
Third Year: 3rd year B.F.A.: showing at
AMS/Art Gallery, SUB, March 18-22
9:30a.m.-9:30 p.m.
'86 Student Ceramic Exhibition: Emily Carr
College of Art & Design in the Concourse
Gallery opening on March 25 and showing un-
.til April 4.
Danny "Grossman Dance Company: a To-
,? ronto based modern troupe that promises gutsy dancing. March 19-23, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Dark of the Moon: a fantasy set in the
Smokey Mountains about the thwarted and
tragic love between a warlock and a human,
Open Stage Repertory Theatre Co., the Ar-
gyle Auditorium, 1131 Frederick Rd., North
Van, March 20-22 and March 25-26, 7:30 p.m.
Dark of the Moon: same play as above at
Studio 58, opens March 21, 8 p.m.
An Evening of One Act Plays: The Dumb
Waiter by Harold Pinter, Walter by Murray
Schisgal, and Lemonade by James Prideaux,
the North Vancouver Community Players,
March 21-30, Hendry Hall, 815 E. 11th, North
Van, 8 p.m.
The School for Scandal: The Vancouver
Playhouse, March 23, until April 20, 8 p.m.
Sex Tips For Modern Girls: has moved from
Touchstone Theatre to the Arts Club at the
Seymour St. theatre until April 20, Mon.-Fri at
8:30 p.m., Sat. at 6:30 & 9:30.
Lutheran Campus Centre: Joy of Bach,
March 24, 7:30 p.m. and SUB auditorium,
March 26, 12:30 noon.
La   Quena    (1111    Commercial    Drivel:    La
Operation,   March  24,  7:30  p.m..   Blacks
Brittanica, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Ridge Theatre (16th and Arbutus): El Norte,
7:00 &9:30 p.m.
Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique (1155 W.
Georgia 732-6119) The Balad of Cable
Hogue, and Junior Bonner, March 22-23,
7:30 and 9:45 p.m.
Cinema 16 (Sub auditorium, 228-3698): Rules
of the Game, March 25, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial
253-5455): The Brother From Another
Planet, March 22-24, 7:30 p.m. The Gods
Must Be Crazy, March 22-24, 9:30 p.m.
Subfilms (sub auditorium, 228-3697): Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom, March
21-24, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
National Film Board (1161 W. Georgia): Sami
Herders. March 25, 9:00 p.m.
Gail Singer's new N.F.B. production
iThis one hour film is a cross cultural survey of the
J realities of abortion. It is a film about women's right
[to safe medical care. Filmed in Ireland, Japan,
I Thailand, Peru, Columbia and Canada.
BROCK 106 A, B, C
Admission Free—Discussion to Follow Film
Do you want to pay S32 dollars more for athletics? The board of governors wants you to and has levied the fee without consulting you.
Did you know the BoG is violating a legal agreement made in 1968 with the AMS? The AMS can sue them on it, but didn't. Their mickey-mouse referwidum is
a grey precedent for our AMS.
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• If you are v.^
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blisters (chapped lips
and cracked mouth corners dont count...)
• If these sores feel tingly or itchy and then pop up at the
edge of your lip...
• If they look blistery...
• If you are healthy, over 16, and unquestionably not
• If you wish to participate in a study of a new cream
treatment called 2-deoxyglucose...
• If you dont mind that the study is "Placebo-controlled" Q
of the entrants get a "fake" cream with no active drug)...
• If you would accept a $50 honorarium after completion of 6
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You awoke with a warning or a sore or
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GALL 687-7711 NOW and ask the operator to page beeper 2887 (give your name and a
phone no. you will be available at for the next 10-15 min.). If it is after 5 pm, it is too late to
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NOTE: These instructions are for information only. A decision about entry into a study will
occur only after the research assistant has talked to you further and you have decided you
wish to participate. Page 12
Friday, March 22, 1985
Montreal Challenge '85 starting very slowly
hired 30 people in a week. They
designed a cheap little one-page
pamphlet, photocopied huge stacks
of it and distributed it to 95,000
businesses in the Montreal area,
Laval and the South Shore.
"They" are government of
Canada employees, and this is the
new Tory way of doing things.
These federal employees have
three weeks to find companies and
institutions to hire 12,000 students
in the Montreal area; under the
Canadian government's
Challenge/Defi '85 job creation
Under the program Ottawa will
pay 50 per cent — up to a total $3
an hour — of a student's salary
when they are hired by a company
for the summer.
A non-profit corporation will
receive funds to cover 100 per cent
of a student's salary, but "priority
will be given to career-related jobs
(with their emphasis) for students."
The federal program for student
jobs was announced much later this
year than last because the Tories
"spent a lot of time studying the
problem before ihey announced
their program," said Richard
Desrosiers, one of the supervisors
of the Montreal Challenge '85
operation. The forms which every
employer has to fill out only arrived
last week. Last year the employers
had more than twice the time to
submit applications.
But Desrosiers said there will be
no problem because the bureaucrats
will be working "nights,
weekends," whatever it takes to
make sure all the applications are in
by Friday, March 22.
They will have to. Desrosiers said
the analysis time for each summer
job application will be much shorter
than last year. But promotional
material promises priority for
career-related jobs, and also
guarantees the government will not
fund a job which replaces a worker
already laid off.
Desrosiers said Challenge '85 has
"sent representatives to each of the
universities, working with the manpower services and student unions
to make sure the program is a success."
But Francois Desrosiers (no relation),    Concordia    University
Students' Association vice president
external, who would have met with
the representatives, said no one
came to Concordia.
Martine Gagnon, McGill University student vice-president, said the
federal representatives had not
visited McGill either.
Students in other universities are
less lucky. In most cases Challenge
'85 officers are asking them to take
the forms around to employers
themselves, to get companies to sign
up for the program.
UBC's campus employment centre in Brock hall has received the
forms for employers but not for
If you contributed three or more times to The Ubyssey this year, this notice is
for you! The final issue, a wild all-nighter, comes out April 3 and we need lots of
help April 1 and 2.
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