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The Summer Ubyssey Jul 16, 1992

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First Nations Longhouse
under construction
by Lucho van Itschot
Construction of the University of British Columbia's First
Nations Longhouse is scheduled to
be completed by the end of 1992.
Longhouses have been social
centres in coastal First Nations
The style ofthe longhouse at
UBC is based on a Coast Salish
longhouse design and will serve as
a meeting place and resource cen
tre for First Nations students.
A total of five different First
Nations carvers, including local,
Musqueam artist Susan Point,
have been involved in the project.
The structure was designed
by Larry McFarland Architects,
who have been involved in a
number of other large, heavy
timber projects, including a
longhouse that is being built in
Prince Rupert.
The building's central meeting
place, the Great Hall, has been
constructed using large, carved
houseposts supporting 72 foot
sloping beams.
In addition to the multipurpose Great Hall, the building will
also house a student lounge and
library facilities.
The total cost of the project
will be an estimated $4.9 million,
according to architect David
Wilkinson of Larry McFarland
Student jobseekers over-
educated and under-employed
by Frances Foran
Students are finding jobs this
summer, despite tough competition and a spare job market. But
the jobs available are less likely to
be related to students' interests,
training or the cost of living.
Many students expecting to
work in their field this summer
were unexpectedly throwninto the
job crush when provincial research
grants for post-secondary students
were eliminated without notice in
May, said Wendy Wakabayashi of
UBC Joblink.
Some of these students have
taken jobs in the tourism industry,
a sector which received a $1.6
million subsidy from the province
atthe time the Ministry ofAdvance
Education announced the cut to
post-secondary research funding.
The federal work programme,
Summer Employment/Experience
Development, was given an additional $3 million this year, bringing the total budget for this year's
programme to $83 million. This
year's budget is only about half the
programme's 1985 budget.
The number of unemployed
students in BC is down to 7,000—
almost half of what the figure was
last year.
Employment Canada analyst
Joachim Knauf points out that the
situation in BC compares favorably with the country as a whole.
The national unemployment rate
for Canadian students is nearly 18
per cent.
In order to find work, most
students will have to turn to low-
paying service sector jobs, Knauf
At Joblink, students who
hoped to landfield-related research
jobs are finding themselves applying for jobs in the service sector,
Wakabayashi said.
"Most students want research
positions, but they've definitely had
to lower their standards because
they know they are not going to get
career-related jobs. Now they're
just looking for something to get
them through the summer."
So far, jobs have been found for
fewer than 20 per cent ofthe students who have used Joblink. And
most ofthe users ofthe service are
Arts students, who are the hardest
applicants to match with prospective employers.
"People just don't phone looking for someone with a general
educational background,"
Wakabayashi said.
Many students are staying in
school to upgrade their skills and
"hide" from the dismal work force,
Knauf said. But, he said, this
strategy cannot guarantee students will get jobs when they leave
school because the work force is
being streamlined to accommodate
technological changes and international markets.
Mike, a fourth year commerce
student has been caught in this
vicious cycle. He currently works
in retail and has been looking for
a job in his field through Joblink
since May. Alter having sent out
20 resumes in vain, Mike said he
will have to spend longer on his
degree while working part time.
"Lots of my friends are working in jobs unrelated to their degree, and those who aren't have
been lucky or have connections,"
he said.
Students who eventually
wanttoputtheir education to work
must also have the particular skills
which are in demand during the
ongoing "information revolution,"
said Knauf.
"There's no such thing as a
useless degree, because employers still want people who can read
and write. The best advice for
people from arts background is to
become fluent in computer skills,
verbal skills and people skills,"
Knauf said.
Radio conference
addresses diversity
by Rick Hiebert
Canada's campus and community radio stations decided last
week to make a priority of recruiting people of colour, lesbians,
gays, women and the disabled.
At the National Campus and
Community Radio Association
(NCRA) annual conference in
Vancouver, delegates from 35 of
Canada's student and alternative
radio stations agreed it is crucial
to address issues of sexism and
racism at their stations.
The association voted to have
its stations make employment
equity a priority.
The association will ask the
Canadian Radio and Television
Commission to change government regulations on campus radio
to "include a reference to serving
the needs of culturally, politically
and economically disadvantaged
groups in society."
The association's executive
board will distribute a sample
policy to stations, including suggestions on how the policy could
be implemented. The policy will
"surpass conventional demo-
graphically based targets...by
opening up the definition of 'disadvantaged' groups beyond the
currently recognized target groups
(aboriginal, women, people of
colour and people with disabilities).*
The NCRA executive will act
as "facilitator" when station staff
are "experiencing trouble and resistance in implementing such
policies and recruitment drives."
The executive will also research
how to fundraise for new positions
for those benefiting from the policies and produce generic recruitment ads and materials targeting
these groups.
Member stations will assist
each other in keeping to the
association's strongly progressive
Statement of Principles, particularly in advertising.
Diversity speaks
out at conference
by Rick Hiebert
Disenchanted groups
spoke out against the traditionally exclusive nature of
the NCRA at last week's conference.
At the conference, a special one day seminar was held
for women delegates only.
Women of colour lobbied
to have more attention paid
to their concerns and the
need for shows directed at
their community.
The first seminar on
disabled students needs from
campus radio was held. Also,
seminars were held addressing issues of sexual harassment, sexism and the white
domination of campus radio.
"With this conference we
seem to be more sensitive to
issues and people that have
been ignored before," said
Fiona York of Carleton's
CKCU radio. "Now also
people are being more specific, trying to come up with
concrete ways to address
these problems. We are
starting to deal with the issues."
She said women and
people of colour were lobbying to have their concerns
dealt with.
"Those people themselves are starting to speak
out, saying how we can make
our radio stations more accessible to them, instead of
us tryingto figure out what
people who traditionally
are not included in campus
radio want," York said.
Katherine Miller ofthe
University of New
Brunswick radio station
CHSR, said it would take
much effort to bring women
into campus radio.
"Everyone is really bad.
Even the big stations atthe
larger campuses are having a problem recruiting
women," Miller said.
To combat this, she said
her station was trying "alternative training methods" such as "women's
learning collectives."
"It's not formal training per se. It's very woman
friendly when it comes to
technology. It is informal-
woman come in and ask
questions of each other;
share knowledge. People
find that more inclusive."
Brenda Barnes of
Dalhousie's CKDU radio
said "issues relating to
women have to be addressed,"
"It has been kind of
hard for women to get onto
the agenda, but now having time to get together beforehand" and in caucuses
and seminars allows us to
form a coalition of support,"
Barnes said. "It's nice to
feel that we can create that
sort of space for ourselves."
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Media belittles survivors,
systematic violence
by Sharon Lindores
With charges including abduction and sexual assault facing
David Alexander Snow, the concern with the media representation of women and their safety
Women's advocates are upset
that the portrayal of women dehumanizes and reinforces false
stereotypes of them and abusive
Sherry Graydon of Media
Watch (a national media monitoring association) said that the media has an "inordinate amount of
influence" which can reinforce
negative stereotypes of women by
referring to them as "girls, passive,
vulnerable, and childlike."
To identify survivors as victims, and to focus on their appearance rather than on their experience or strength, not only creates negative imagery, but also
makes the violence against women
secondary to the men who perpetrate it.
Graydon said, "The impact on
women of reading such stories is a
sense of powerlessness and an increased fear of being out in the real
Bonnie Agnew, executive director ofthe Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter agreed.
"Coverage is clearly related to
the status of women in society, the
effect of the interconnection between suspects and the mass media creates serious propaganda
against women.
"We are now inundated with
more fear than before, we were not
fearless to start with but we are
supposed to be more afraid now
due to the terrorizing by imagery
and propaganda."
Media Watch said in a recent
report about Canadian news-papers
that women make up approximately 19 percent ofthe coverage.
Graydon said, "If only 19 percent
of the news is about women,
probably a disproportionate percent is of women being victims of
"The police are careful to be
unbiased against suspect criminals; they and the media need to
pay equal attention and care to the
language used to describe victims,
particularly women."
The portrayals of suspects can
also be misleading, as if the men
are not to blame and the incidents
are not related to social myths and
power imbalances. Ninety percent
of the sexual assaults committed
in Canada are against women, at a
rate of one assault every 17 minutes.
Graydon said, "The Marc
Lepine issue bears repeating. By
portraying the incident as a social
aberration, or him as a freak or
someone with psychological problems, different from the rest ofthe
population is inaccurate. It makes
the problem seem as if it is not
The Mike Tyson rape trial is
another instance. She said the
media tended to focus on his loss of
income and the sport of boxing, as
opposed to the experience of the
Graydon said "We need to look
at ways the media influences society and how it reinforces and per
petrates unfortunate attitudes."
Graydon said empowering
stories, such as reports on safety
and self defence would help to
change perceptions of women. As
well, she said, "What really needs
to happen is reporting on success,
achievements and activities of
women in other aspects of their
Fawzia Ahmd, a volunteer
with Women Against Violence
Against Women, said, "The media
has taken the incident and put it
all over the news. It's shocking
because it all seems so open, the
suspect is portrayed as a mad man
and of course not responsible for
his actions, so its important for
people to put that into perspective.
"The responsibility lies with
the abusers. They need to stop
abusing," Ahmd said.
"Women take all sorts of safety
measures such as walking with
friends and taking self-defence; if
itmakesyoufeel safer by all means
Regaining control is important
for women dealing with abuse. "The
key is to listen to yourself, trust
your own feelings and instincts.
When we know what we can do, it
dispels paranoia, grounds real fear
and allows us to act"
However, the responsibility of
action belongs to everyone. Agnew
said employers are responsible for
creating safe working environments. Men need to listen and cooperate with what women are
asking for, which includes better
hiring practices, living wages and
access to a car or a cab.
Safety: acquaintance rape
convictions start happening
by Naomi Klein
TORONTO (CUP)—Four convictions in acquaintance rape cases
involving university students have
set precedents for court treatment
of sexual assault, feminist groups
say. ,
Three ofthe four cases, which
involve students at the University
of Toronto, led to convictions even
though they occurred under circumstances which historically
have led to acquittals, said Susan
Addario, personal safety awareness officer at U of T.
While on a date, one woman
was assaulted by a man, another
woman was assaulted by an ex-
boyfriend and a third was accused
of having flirted with her assailant
In the first case, the man was
given a two-month sentence for
sexually assaulting a woman on
their second date after he invited
her to his apartment.
Another man was given a
three-and-a-half year sentence for
forcing intercourse on and physically abusing a woman he used to
live with.
A third man was given a three-
year sentence for sexually assaulting and physically abusing a
female acquaintance.
And an employee in a store
frequented by U of T students was
fined for sexually assaulting a female customer.
Wendy Leaver, a detective
with the Metro Toronto Police
Sexual Assault Squad, said the
verdicts—which came down over
the past year—affirmed the right
of women to refuse sex at various
stages of sexual and non-sexual
Addario said the convictions
may make it easier for women to
come forward when they are assaulted by men they know.
But the judicial responses to
date rape cases have not all been
News of the Toronto convictions comes only months after the
well publicized VanOostrom trial
in Kingston, Ontario.
During the trial, three female
Queen's University students testified that they were sexually assaulted by the same man.
The judge ruled in favour of
defendant Robert VanOostrom,
saying although he was a "hedonistic Casanova" he was not guilty
of sexual assault.
"The VanOostrom trial was
terribly depressing," said Addario.
"So many women whothoughtthey
could come forward wouldn't even
consider it after that"
Accordingto Leaver, providing
a climate where women can trust
the courts is crucial.
She says rapists are usually
repeat offenders whose actions
reflect their violent attitudes towards women and sex.
"I feel there is some responsibility on the victim to come forward
but I understand why she is hesitant. They have all heard about
horrible court situations," said
Because the court system is
imperfect, she said, some reported
date rapes never make it to trial.
Leaver said there have also been
cases where arrests were not made
because police didn't think the
co-arts would believe the woman.
"I have to have a strong belief
that the case has a good solid
chance of a conviction realizing
that the system is built around the
element of doubt going to the accused," said Leaver.
But Christie Jefferson, executive director of the Women's
Legal Education and Action Fund,
says the Toronto convictions should
not be viewed as an accurate depiction of women's experiences in
the courts.
Under the current sexual assault laws, defendants are able to
use the "true belief argument as a
defense of sexual assault Under
true belief, if the accused proves he
honestly believed the woman consented to sex, he can be acquitted
even if she did not consent.
"The overall picture is still
pretty negative and legislation is
still needed," Jefferson said.
Debbie Gough, a counsellor at
the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre,
said the convictions represent only
a fraction ofthe real instances of
acquaintance rape.
She said the centre receives
an average of five anonymous reports of acquaintance rape every
Anthony McGrann. The darn thing Is maglcl
technology comes
to UBC
by Lucho van Isschot
Each ofthe three million items
in UBCs 15 libraries will be marked
with a supermarket-style barcode
as the first phase in a project to
update UBC's library circulation
The barcodes, which will be
read by hand-held wands, are replacing the computer punch cards
and terminals that are currentlyin
As ofSeptember, student cards
will also be marked with barcodes
which will allow people to place
their own holds on Ubrary materials.
"The barcoding project is the
first step in a complete redesign of
our circulation system," said
Leonora Crema,head ofcirculation.
The redesign of the library
circulation system will cost the
school more than one million dollars. The barcoding project in particular will cost $500,000,
This is something we've
known we had to do for many
years," Crema said. "WeVe been
planning this for at least one full
The conversion to barcodes is
long overdue at UBC, said Gail
Runnels, a library assistant who
works at Sedgewick.
"The public libraries have been
on barcodes for seven or eightyears
now, and SFU is also on barcodes,"
Runnels said.
"With the new gystem,updates
will occur from moment tomoment.
It will be way faster than those
awful Epic terminals we're using
right now."
The existing computer punch-
car d system has been in place since
1966, although the original IBM
terminals were replaced by Epic
Data terminals in 1976.
"Our existing system was
considered revolutionary twenty
years ago, but it just can't keep up
with the volume of materials anymore* Runnels said.
"The new system will make
everything a lot faster, and provide alot more features for people,"
Crema said.
July 16,1992
Move over United Nations, here's Nardwuar
by Martin Chester
AS if the many conflicts
between Canada and the
US over soft wood lumber,
shakes and shingles and submarines in territorial waters were
not enough, Nardwuar the
Human Serviette and his cohorts
have deemed it necessary to rock
the already unstable international boat with the newest
chunk of vinyl: Clam Chowder
and Ice Vs. Big Macs and
Clam Chowder and Ice Vs.
Big Mac and Bombers
Nardwuar the Human
Serviette Records
The conflict
With eight Canadian bands
on one side and eight American
ones on the other, the record is
set up as the final battle in the
historic conflict between the two
"friendly" neighbors. The means
of deciding the outcome of this
"international clash ofthe
century" is the write-in ballot
which can be found inside the 24-
page booklet included with the
Nardwuar (aka CiTR
volunteer coordinator, or "pathetic waif to kick around," John
Ruskin) explains in the liner
notes, "You, the record connoisseur, will have the privilege,
honour, and right of being both
the judge and jury...and the
battlefield's gonna be right
smack dab in the middle of your
living room."
In an interview at CiTR
Nardwuar further explained,
"We said fuck it—things are so
fucked up, well start another
war. That's the political connotation, and we're winning too, 19-
11." ("We" in this case refers to
This is the Nardwuar
experience's (he has many
friends helping) second compilation LP. The first was Oh God,
My Mom's on Channel Ten which
featured 14 bands, most of them
not well known outside their
home towns.
Both the disks have included
Nardwuar*s generally obnoxious
interviews with famous or
infamous people such as Gerald
Ford, Jello Biafra, Tom Vu, and
Gilligan (Bob Denver). But what
distinguishes the newest record
is the notoriety ofthe bands
involved. On the Canadian side,
bands include Victoria's
Nomeansno, Toronto's Shadowy
Men on a Shadowy Planet, and
Montreal's Me, Mom and
Morgentaler. The American side
includes Subpop recording
artists MudHoney (on Nirvana's
record label) and The Beat
Happening, both out of Washington.
How does an emerging
record mogul like Nardwuar
manage to get such artists? "I
used the usual Nardwuar video
bribe: you give them a video and
hopefully you get a song to use,"
he confided.
Not surprisingly, given the
bands involved and the fact that
half of the 2000 copies pressed
were on red, white and blue vinyl
(though my copy was more of a
vomit orange and green marble),
the first pressing has sold out,
the majority having been sold in
the US. Nardwuar hopes to have
another 1000 available by the
end ofthe summer—likely to be
sold at Zulu Records and Track
Records in Vancouver.
Nardwuar's next project is to
produce a single for The
Headcoats. The song will be
entitled Louis Riel, as in the
Metis hero hanged by the fascist
Canadian government for trying
to protect his people's rights.
Nardwuar is working on trying
to get Canadian popular historian (and Ubyssey alumnus)
Pierre Berton to write the liner
notes for this one.
The record
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Documenting the rise of the right
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by Rick Hiebert
WHAT makes Martin
Robin's book on the history
ofthe Canadian extreme right
particularly relevant is his
investigation into the activities
of a band of local anti-Semites.
Shades Of Right
By Martin Robin
University of Toronto Press
Every once in a while one
will find a leaflet, bearing a rural
American address, put on a car
windshield or posted to a bulletin
board, calling upon UBC stu
dents to act against Jews, or
blacks or some other minority.
As stupid as these actions
are, they are evidence that
fascism and discrimination are
still attracting followers, even
after a Holocaust and a World
In the period before World
War II when the Ku Klux Klan
and neo-Nazi parties were highly
popular, these movements drew
in thousands of Canadians. And
this increase in popularity ofthe
extreme right in Canada is
documented by SFU professor
Robin in his new book Shades of
Right: Nativist and Fascist
Politics in Canada 1920-1940.
Robin's book indicates that
Canadians cannot afford to look
haughtily south ofthe border;
we, also, have had and still
continue to have problems with
naziism and racism in our own
The book is well written and
documented. It is relatively easy
to read for a book from an
academic press. Robin is careful
throughout to give sociological
and historical reasons for the
growth of these movements.
The Ku Klux Han, for
example, benefited from tensions
between catholic francophones
and protestant anglophones in
the prairies. Later, fascist groups
benefited from close ties maintained by Italian and German
immigrants with their former
Robin's book also digs under
the surface ofthe history of this
period. Robin reports that right
wing newspapers in Canada
were subsidized, and also that
government agents came over
from Europe to help organize
Despite the sensationalistic
temptations presented by the
subject, Robin is careful and
precise—he always gives meticulously documented proof which
adds to the rhetorical weight of
his arguments.
The book is certainly not as
sensationalistic as the press
coverage ofthe time (which had
newspapers doing feature
spreads on Quebec fascist Adrien
Arcand, predicting armed
He discusses with care the
Man's ties with the
Saskatchewan tories (several
MLAs reportedly belonged to or
had ties to the Klan) and the
federal tories' off and on flirtation with Arcand, presenting all
sides and not making rash
However, one section ofthe
book is particularly colourful and
interesting. Canada's major
fascist of this period was Adrien
Arcand, a Montreal journalist
who decided that Canada needed
fascism. He founded several anti-
Semitic newspapers and periodicals and headed a Montreal-
based fascist party, with thug-
gish blue-shirted "troupes de
The party never got more
than several thousand members
yet made a lot of noise, prompting fears of sabotage in time of
war. Robin's treatment of
Arcand's doings is fascinating
reading. (Ominously, Arcand
managed to get a day job in the
mid-thirties as the editor of
L'Mustration Nouvelle, a paper
with close ties to the then-
governing Union Nationale, led
by Maurice Duplessis).
Shades of Right provides
thoughtful treatment of why
some Canadians supported
fascistic groups. This book is
invaluable for any serious study
of this subject.
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July 16,1992
THE UBYSSEY/5 the Ubyssey    juiv is. 1992
The Ubyssey Is published Thursdays during summer by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those ofthe staff and not necessarily
those ofthe university administration, or of the sponsor. The
editorial office is Room 241K ofthe Student Union Building.
Editorial Department, phone 822-2301; advertising. 822-
3977; FAX 822-9279
The Ubyssey Is a founding member of
Canadian University Press
To celebrate Bill Baker'I Birthday, and Wreck Beach being both close in
proximity and attractive in ambiance, Sam Green loaded ui into her
uninsured shiny red truck and drove us to this paradise work environment
where breasts are not considered obscene. Paula Wellings parachuted
down the many labyrinth-like steps wielding Martin Chester's bongo
drums, with Chrissy Johnstoned tumbling after. "Did we pack the Macs
and some floppies? Steve Chan asked, concerned. "Yeah, and the reeb,"
Hao Li reassured him with a rye grin. Always "behind'* in the Ubyssmal
chatter, Paul Dayson is (quizzical, but looks to the mountains and whispers
to the Unseen One, Dianne Rudolf, "What is this thing called reeb?"
Frances Foran, Enlightener of the Naked, says, "Beer, stupid." After a
quick dip in the murky ocean, Sharon Lindores is refreshed to find that
Lucho Van Isschot, Carrier of Towels, can provide the means to prevent
Sand Rove. Helen Willow-bee Price hates it when that happens and
suggests chapstick carried in one's sock as a preventative measure. The
sun s too bright for Carla Maftechuk, as she dons her retro beach garb,
conforming to non-conformist trends common to the area. "You're
wearing too much zinc," Ted Young Ing observes, while Ellen Pond
ponders the moral implications of selling, and even using. Alternative
Recreational Consumables at the beach. As Rick Hiebert slums the latest
book for review, Yukie KurahasM is sensually nibbing SPF 125 on Joe
Altwasser's eyelids. Siobhan Roantree captures Kodak moments until
Beck Bishop comments on the ethics of unconsensual photography.
"Fuck the paper, let's prolong the first issue a little longer while we eaten
a few cancerous rays."
Franoto Foran • Sam Qroon • Yukio Kurahaohl
Lucho Van ItMhot • Paula WoMngs
This picture violates your community's standards.
Look at the above picture.
It is a picture of four women
who are comfortable in their
bodies. They are not ranged in
competition with each other,
and they are not in a sexual
tryst. They are also breaking
the law.
As University of Guelph
student Gwen Jacob learned
when she was charged with
indecency for removing her
shirt lastyear, it isagainst the
law for women to be comfortable in their bodies.
Don't call this picture pornography—it's not. The cover
of "men's entertainment"
magazines can depict a women
crammed into a meat grinder
and coming out as ground beef,
but they can't expose that organ you sucked for your life as
a baby- the nipple. You can see
ours without the censorship of
rouge, airbrushing or a gelled
lens. Free.
Why does the naked breast
pose such a threat that the law
forbids the sight of it in public?!
It could be that the lawmakers fear if breasts were a
common sight men would feel
ashamed of their own atrophied breasts, giving them
breast-castration complexes
and convincing them of their
essential inferiority.
The official explanation is
that breasts are sexually
stimulating to men, so the
sight of them must be confined
to privacy. The prohibition
against women taking off their
own shirts ensures that men
have the right to do it for us-
whenever they want- in the
name of private rights to
sexual gratification. Men's
private right to enjoy the
fetishized breast has turned
our bodies into a public institution in the form of dehumanizing porn, potentially lethal implants, and body-con
torting "fashion".
What would happen if the
sight of breasts became banal?
The institutionalization ofthe
commodified female body in
male-supremacist culture
would portend the end of compulsory heterosexuality. Male-
prescribed body standards that
glare at us from fashion
magazines and other pornography would be exposed as
gross misrepresentations.
Women who were exposed to
each other without shame
could accept their bodies and
themselves, undermining the
billion-dollar beauty industry.
Women would not turn to the
self- destructive means we've
been shown to reappropriate
our bodies from the law that
has forced its way inside us.
Join women across Canada
this Saturday and show that
your breast are not indecent.
Support the right to your own
Some things never change...
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any Issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words In length. Content
which Is Judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually Incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited tor brevity, but It Is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with Identification, to SUB 241K. Letters must Include name, faculty, and signature.
Of sex and deans and campus cowboys
To register in Heaven, the
Are manifold, complex.
They weigh your soul with
precious jewels,
Then sort you out by sex.
They check your transcript
and the list
Of good deeds you omitted.
They want to know the
crimes thy missed,
What sins you have committed.
Latin is required for all,
And Chanting 101;
Harps will drive you up the
But Trumpet Labs are fun.
The English Test you must
not fail
Or you'll get fifty lashes.
They'll make you spend two
days in goal.
And wear sackcloth and
You may not join the Heavenly Choir
Without the right prerequisite.
You get to play the second
Unless your tone is exquisite.
To join the Elect*, (the Upper Years)
You must choose an 'elective'.
They dont like 'Gears' (thafs
So try to be selective.
The Heavenly Registrar will
Accept your preferred fees.
Be sure to give a prostrate
Approach Him on your
Your Angel Union fee you'll
It goes towards the gliding
Of some Archangel's hideaway,
And the Angel Union Building.
You've joined the Heavenly
The thrills,
The pride, the joy that
Now buy your sacred scrolls
And staple on your wings.
Of all the Seraphim you meet
Treat Deans with extra care.
You'll know them by their
heavy feet
And fierce and gloomy stare.
Watch out for Heavenly
Traffic Cops,
They wear an aspect grim.
The 'Ghost Squad' lurk near
Parking lots
Disguised as Cherubim.
The flying rules they do enforce:
Before you take the air,
We recommend you take the
In Concentrated Prayer.
The President-Himself-the
You'll very rarely meet,
But when you do, cringe low,
of course,
And try to kiss his feet.
The food in Heaven's nourishing
(That's if you can afford it),
And transportation's flourishing
(If you can get aboard it).
The Chariot fare goes up by
And later in the Fall
When snow and ice are on
the grounds,
They won't show up at all.
The Angel paper's quite
The Angels' weekly Bible.
Be sure to get your weekly
Of scandal, sex, and libel.
It's lack of grammar is re
It's style crude and obscene
It's Editor's always 'out-of-
It's called the Tou-Been-
So after years of being bored
By phantom faculty,
You'll maybe claim your just
And get the Third Degree.
So after years-say six or
You dont suceed, Oh well!
Then your reward is not in
You'd better go to that other
place up on the hill just
across town.
Department of Physical
and Psychical Phenomena
reprinted from The Ubyssey
of Tuesday, September 19,
dumped on
As a creative writing
graduate student and an
English TA/GA, I am appalled at your newspaper.
CITR radio sucks for
Shit Mountain
Computer fucks up registration
The above titles show a
lack of intelligent use ofthe
English language. Rather
than devising effective captions, you relied on overused
and therefore meaningless
Perhaps you shouldread
George Orwell's essay,
"Politics and the English
Language." It is required
reading for many English
100 students. Youmaythink
it is "cute' to put such words
in print. It is.
It is also childish.
If the newspaper continues to mutilate the English
language over the next few
months, I am not hesitant
(sic) at all to challenge your
There is no reason why
such writing should be
funded while the University
is under criticism for its
English 100 failure rate.
A. Delaney Walker
English 100 TA/GA
Reprinted from The Ubyssey
of Friday, September 19,
Anyone who has attempted    to    study   in
Sedgewick Library lately
will agree that the place has
turned into a zoo.
Admittedly this complaint has been voiced numerous times in the past,
but something must be done
to restore this facility to its
original purpose.
At present it is nothing
more than a social centre.
My suggestion is that the
library adopt a policy of enforced silence through the
use of a library patrol.
I am very reluctant to
suggest such an archaic
practice, but until the clientele of Sedgewick adopt a
more mature behavior, I feel
such policing is necessary.
Geoff Stevens
Arts 4
Reprinted from The Ubyssey
of Thursday, September 18,
Kiss my ass!
Bruce Rutely
Bob Groenveld
Aggie 4
Reprinted from The Ubyssey
of Friday, September 26,
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News does not stop happening
just because The Ubyssey stops
publishing. Here are some of the
more important and interesting
news stories of this spring.
University Faculty
may unionize
In May, the NDP government
dropped the section ofthe Universities Act prohibiting unionization
of university professors.
The move fulfills an NDP
campaign promise to give professors the legal right to organize.
The bill dropping the former
Section 80 ofthe act was passed by
the legislature in two days despite
Opposition requests that there be
more study into the effects of possible university faculty unionization.
Opposition critics said faculty
unions could give the NDP another
source of friendly workers and
campaign funds during an election.
David Mitchell, Liberal critic
for advanced education, said in the
Legislature that he feared possible
professors' strikes and the use of
unions as a coercive tool.
"The force to conform and to
respect union solidarity may become more important than teaching or research," Mitchell said.
NDP realizes PSE
is in rough shape
The New Democrats have announced new programmes and
commissioned studies with the aim
of increasing accessibility to post-
secondary education.
Their committee on accessibility to post-secondary education
is currently touring the province
and last month, advanced education minister Tom Perry an
nounced that the government will
spend $305 million on new and
improved college and university
classrooms and equipment. UBC
plans to spend its allotment money
on new facilities for the education
faculty and a multi-disciplinary
centre for advanced materials science.
The NDP will help students
who are parents by offering day
care subsidies to students with
families, where both parents study.
A task force has been set up to
look into the development of post-
secondary education in northern
BC, where the University of
Northern BC will open in the fall of
4,000 new grads
Four thousand UBC students
graduated in our spring graduation ceremonies May 26-29.
Eleven honourary degrees
were given out as well. Honoured
were: Japanese industrialist
Minora Kanao, Vancouver businessmen Peter Larkin and Peter
Bentley, architect Phyllis Lambert,
former UBC dean of Women Margaret Fulton, Native artist Doreen
Jensen, public health nurse Lyle
Creelman, writer and anti-free
trade activist Mel Hurtig, economist Anthony Scott, retiredhockey
star Ken Dryden and CBC journalist and ex-Ubyssey editor Joe
UBC students win
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An "ugly duckling" 2.7 kg plane
designed by UBC engineering students was the winner at a North
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and safe landing within a 61 metre
distance. The nearest competitor
could only carry a 6.8 kg weight.
The students spent eight
months and $2,000 dollars designing the plane.
Strong hired by
Maurice Strong, the ultimate
political insider, has been hired by
UBC to be an "honorary" professor
at UBC's new Sustainable Development Research Institute.
Strong, who recently chaired
the Earth Summit in Rio De
Janeiro, will work in an undefined
capacity for the institute, which
will look at environmental issues
from a variety of social and cultural angles.
Strong, who was a high civil
servant, diplomat and one of the
Liberal Party's most influential
members, will work for free.
UBC scientists
win big
Two UBC scientists won national prizes this spring. Robert
Kliefl won the Herzberg Medal for
excellence in physics, and Grenfell
Patey is one of 15 Killiam research
Kleifl is doing superconductor
research at TRIUMF while Patey
will use his research funding grant
to look at the chemistry of liquids
and solids.
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