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The Ubyssey Dec 2, 1992

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Intl. Socialists. Mtg - the politics of Malcolm X. Noon. SUB
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Langara students steadfast strike supporters
by Frances Foran
In the sixth day of their occupation of premier Mike Harcourt's
constituency office, the Langara
Community College students remain bold and resolute in their
support for the striking faculty.
"We are still committed to
staying and we are still one hundred per cent behind our faculty,"
theatre arts student Jonathan
Teague said yesterday.
Teague said that neither he
nor the two dozen other campers
in the premier's office were disappointed when the Langara Faculty
Association rejected the college
board's contract offer last Sunday.
While the college president
John Cruikshank said last week
that the term would be cancelled
unless a settlement was reached
this week, Teague said the faculty, who have been delivering
food to the students' squat in the
premier's office, have guaranteed
the students that the term will go
on even if it must continue into
Dean Gibson, also a theatre
student at Langara's renowned
Studio 54, said he was angered
when education minister Tom
Perry said the college could take
the faculty's raise out of its budget
and run a deficit.
Perry said in earlier interviews the raises could be paid
through higher tuition fees.
"What the hell are they
thinking? This is supposed to be
education. Why kill us when we
can barely survive anyway? Most
of us are living way below the
poverty line," he said.
As the Langara faculty strike
moves into its third week, negotiations between the faculty and
the college board have broken off.
Langara English teacher Meagan
Otton said there has been no
response from the board since
Sunday when the teachers turned
down the two year contract offer
of 2.7 per cent increase in the first
year and nothing in the second
Otton said that the paltry wage
increase wasn't the issue for the
400 Langara instructors who are
the lowest paid in the province,
earning between $35 000 and $56
"The money itself wasn't really
the problem with the offer," Otton
said. "The problem was the college
didnt offer a written promise for
independence," she said.
The faculty association will
hold out for a written promise of
Langara's financial independence
from the Vancouver Community
College system, Otton said. The
VCC is currently structured so that
the wealthier Langara campus
subsi dizes the inner-city campuses
at City Centre and King Edward.
While the faculty waits for
another offer from the board, the
Langara students continue on the
activist path they have taken since
the strike began. Over the last two
weeks, the students have organized a rally to protest the intransigence of the finance and education ministries; they lead a pilgrimage of a hundred to the legislature in Victoria where they
were ejected from the public gallery. Last Monday, security at the
premier's office attempted to
"starve out" the students but they
negotiated to have at the most 24
students in the office at all times.
Last night they invited students from King Edward college—
wMchisbehindsupport staff picket
lines—to the holdout in the
premier's office to talk about their
strike activism.
Gibson said he hoped a resolution would be found before the
end ofthe strike's third week. But
if not, the students are prepared to
continue the occupation until a deal
acceptable to the faculty is struck.
"Our spirit is good, we try to
encourage each other to keep the
morale up and make sure our work
is having an impact," Gibson said.
Langara students have occupied Mike Harcourt's MLA office on Commercial Drive since last week to protest the faculty strike at VCC
Perry: No extra cash to hold down UBC tuition
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by Rick Hiebert
There is no extra money to
help keep a UBC tuition increase
next year under 18 per cent, according to Advanced Education
minister Tom Perry.
He said although he "really
empathizes" with UBC students,
the province's economic situation
giving a little extra money to the
UBC administration, so that they
can afford a lower fees hike next
"There is no new money for
post-secondary education," Perry
said. "The federal government has
frozen transfer payments, they're
offloading their funding responsibilities to the provinces and our
tax revenues are less than expected
due to slow economic growth."
"We're still reviewing funding
levels for next year, but given the
extent of the funding available,
anything we take for one pot will
be taken from another. Anything
we give to post-secondary education will be taken away from hospitals or other social spending," he
"I do really care about UBC; I
went there and I taught there," he
said. To some students a tuition
increase will make no difference,
but many are already living on the
margin. I hope the Board of Governors considers that."
Yet, Perry added that he is in
quite a fiscal bind.
"I do have to consider what is
best for the entire system and what
would be most equitable for all,
including students with disabilities, single parents, and other
people whohave been marginalized
from the system."
Opposition critic David
Mitchell ofthe Liberals admits that
UBC is in a tough bind.
"The increase is an attempt by
the university to make up for lost
ground," he said. "If it does go
ahead, what it's going to require is
a new look at student financial
assistance to ensure that students
can afford that size of tuition."
He suggested that one thing
the government can do is to speed
up the implementation ofthe the
recomendations ofthe Oram Commission on student assistance,
which looked into the issue for the
government earlier this fall.
"What I fear is that the government is not planning to move
very quickly on these
recomendations and that's the
challenge for them," he said. "If
they act now, they can be ready for
what may happen at UBC and
other schools."
"They can implement some of
those recommendations that can
be implemented with very little or
no cost at all for tiie taxpayer," he
Alma Mater Society president
Martin Ertl said the UBC administration should consider scaling
back on any planned expansions of
programs and services.
"There will very likely be an
increase and the question is
whether we students can hold it
down to something-reasonable, like
the rate of inflation," Ertl said.
"What we are really arguing
about is the timetable of new programs and services at UBC," Ertl
said. "The university could increase
tuitions by 40 per cent and bring in
a lot of great new things but that
doesn't neccessarily make it right
if students cant afford it."
"Most students might accept a
modest increase, but all these great
things UBC wants to introduce
don't necessarily justify such a
large tuition increase."
"Every organization has
means to meet. Take the AMS,
there are lots of things that we
would like to do, but we can't nec
essarily afford them. It should be
the same with UBC."
Academic programs should be
a priority, Ertl added, although
the effects of ongoing cut-backs in
areas such as classroom maintenance and Physical Plant services
"have really taken their toll."
"I don't envy the choices that
the university administration is
faced with."
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11:00-11:30     Violence in Society (Suzanne Laplante-Edward)
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Controversial Nitobe
Garden renovations underway
by Omar Kassis
It's amazing how few people
atUBChave visitedNitobe Garden
or even know where it is. For the
initiated, it's one ofthe most special spots on campus, a quiet little
pocket of green in an already
beautiful campus where anyone
can go to study, explore a unique
cultural treasure, or just contemplate life, leaves on the still surface
of a pond, or whatever.
For Japanese Canadians, especially those old enough to remember the hardships their community faced in this country after
the war, it has an even greater
significance. Its construction,
funded initally by $7,000 raised
door-to-door by recently
disinterned men and women, was
a major rallying point for the community and an affirmation of traditional cultural identity. So Fm
sure there are many people who
would be even more upset than I
was if they could see how it looks
this week.
The big tranquil pond that is
at the heart ofthe garden is totally
drained, its hundreds of purple,
black and orange koi carp gone.
Numerous shrubs, hedges and
trees have been cut right out, especially in the end nearest the entrance. And gardeners are working on other, bigger trees, digging
them up and wrapping their root
balls for transplanting. What is
going on here? Is Nitobe being terminated?
The answer is much more reassuring for me, a casual aficionado
of the garden, if not for some of
Vancouver's Japanese community.
What looks like desecration is in
fact a major, and much-needed
restoration and clean-up job.
Walking through the garden with
the landscape architects in charge
of the project, I saw many of the
changes underway or to be effected
that should indeed make Nitobe
even more beautiful.
Some are simply to correct
things that have fallen into disrepair over thirty years of weather
and UBC's less than generous
maintenance budget. Many more
are to bring the garden more into
line with the strict and ancient
rules of traditional Japanese gardens. For this purpose UBC has
contracted an expert gardener from
Kyoto, Sano, whose family has
seventeen generations of experience in this discipline. He is supervising the project designed by
Toshiaki Masuno, classical design
expert, and owner of Japan Landscape Consultants.
When the current project is
completed, I am assured, the con
figuration of carefully placed rocks,
shrubs, shaded pathways and
viewsofthe water and mossy banks
will be in much better accord with
the harmonic principles of Japanese landscape design. I left the
upturned and scarified site satisfied with the projected changes
and excited about the "stunning"
new visual treat they promise.
But unfortunately not everyone is as easily reassured about
this process as I was. While the
new garden may be more appealing to the majority of visitors—the
university community, tourists,
and the investors who visit this
city and this campus—and while
it may pay more respect to the
Japanese models on which it is
based, it has left some ofthe local
Japanese Canadians who helped
conceive it originally feeling
Peter Kubotani, president of
the Japanese Canadian Citizens
Association of Greater Vancouver,
has written a letter to UBC
president David Strangway on
November 6th— to which he has
yet to receive a reply—protesting
the university's total lack of consultation with the local community
in the planning stages of the restorations.
What upsets Kubotani the
most is that the project is in fact
not a restoration but a renovation;
the greater purist emphasis will
distance the design from the
original intent of the initial designer 33 years ago, Kannousuke
Mori, who, uniquely, added the
contributions of Vancouver's Issei
(first-generation Japanese Canadians) to traditional design considerations.
"UBC has forgotten the support it got from the Japanese-Canadian community 33 years ago,"
said Hiro Okusa, vice-president of
the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association. "They didnt consult us originally [when initiating
this renovation!, and now it's too
A look at the garden in its
present state is enough to convince
anyone that it is indeed too late for
Nitobe Garden to remain the way
it has always been. For those, like
me, who love the garden and approach its heritage as outsiders
the promised new look should redeem the temporary mess it appears.
But there is more to this story
than meets the eye, and the
grievances of those who feel left
out of the project will need to be
addressed before everyone can
enjoy Nitobe again as much as I
always have.
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UBC neglected to consult with Japanese-Canadians over Nitobe
renovations. qm^ kassis photo
December 2,1992 Women's counselling services under scrutiny
by Frances Foran
UBC has hired the Alberta-
based Angus Reid research
group for its task force on
women's counselling to legitimize cutbacks on services, a
former assistant to the Women
Students' Office said yesterday.
Their agenda is to collapse
the Women Students' Office
into the general counselling
centre," said Nancy Horseman,
who served as assistant to the
director ofthe WSO for 18 years.
Accordingto Horseman, the
administration considers
feminist counselling "hand
holding", and has vigorously
cut it back in a plan to
streamline counselling services
into a single "macrocentre",
which stresses career and academic counselling.
Horseman said the task
force on counselling for women
was struck because the university administrators were displeased with the results of a
1989 review committee, which
came out in strong support of
the WSO's double mandate of
counselling and advocacy for
women. But the counselling
services—free to all women on
campus— have been slashed
since 1989, when the WSO became more focussed on research
and statistics gathering.
Since that time, the ad
ministration has been gradually deconstructing the
Women's Students Office,
claims Horseman. All the
permanent full-time staff were
dismissed after the present director Marsha Trew was hired
against the recommendation of
a committee charged with finding a director.
However, some say that
regardless of what the task force
recommends, the present
counselling services are severely limited and can't withstand more reductions.
For part-time students,
who are often triply-burdened
with work and children, the
support services are just not
there. In a written submission
to the taskforce, Kenneth Slade
ofthe Extra Sessional Students
Office said UBC compares
badly with other universities
because of its lack of counselling services for the 11 000 extra-sessional and evening students.
Day students don't have it
much better. At present, a
woman would have to wait until
March to see a counsellor at the
Lisa Christenson, amature
student and parent, was told
she had to wait a month when
she went to student counsel-
lingfor help with school-related
problems. Unwilling to suffer
quietly for a month, she went to
an academic advisor instead,
who "only told [her] what was
said in the [academic] calendar."
Still, she feels that it would
be misguided for UBC to preserve academic counselling
while dropping its other counselling services.
"When you have academic
problems, it spills over to the
rest of your life," she said. The
counselling system needs to be
fixed and made more accessible
to all students."
But the chair of the task
force on counselling services
and dean of education Nancy
Sheehan said that the mandate ofthe task force is simply
to "make the best use of the
services as possible."'
She denied that the Angus
Reid survey will be used to
justify the administration's
plans to streamline student
counselling services.
The task force is currently
responsible to Nancy Sheehan's
husband, Bernard Sheehan,
who is associate vice-president
of Information and Computer
Systems and acting vice-president of Student and Academic
Services. He was responsible
for implementing a program to
make the University Comput
ing Services cost-effective during the summer. The result was
the dispelling of free services
from the Computing Support
Bernard Sheehan denied
that making counselling services cost-effective is an explicit
goal of the task force on coun-
sellingforwomen. "I think they
are more concerned with making [counselling services] relate
better to the issues women
students deal with," he said.
The questionaire Angus
Reid put to 300 male and female students on campus in
the last two weeks asked them
to rank their "three most important problems". Among the
50 options given are career decisions, childcare, financial difficulties, educational decision
making, rape, test anxiety, incest, study habits, grief and
girlfriend's pregnancy.
Whatever the Reid poll
finds and the task force recommends, Horseman is not optimistic about the future of counselling services for women especially with UBC's present financial crunch. She admits her
18 years with the Women Students' Office has made her
cynical, but she thinks that
plans to cutback services are
already underway.
The administration has a
technology, organization and
money-oriented vision of the
university, and women never
do well under those circumstances. They are not going to
give any more money to programs and services for women."
AMS attempts
tuition postcard campaign
by Rick Hiebert
It's nice that the Alma
Mater Society recognizes a
possibly good idea when they
see it.
One week after The
Ubyssey ran a coupon for students to send to Advanced Education Minister Dr. Tom Perry
asking him to hold down the
proposed 18 per cent tuition
increase for next fall, the AMS
is also trying a mail-in campaign of its own.
Students will be asked to
fill out three postcards printed
on one card. The cards are addressed to Perry, Premier Mike
Harcourt and Kenneth
Bagshaw, chair of the UBC
Board of Governors.
Harcourt and Perry are
asked on the postcards to boost
education funding and to hold
any increase in UBC tuitions to
the rate of inflation. The postcard to Bagshaw says that the
signer is concerned that a tuition hike would "severely limit
accessibility to UBC, which is
against the mission statement
ofthe university."
Students will drop the
postcards off at the Speakeasy
counselling center on the Main
Floor of SUB. The AMS will
separate and mail them.
"We want to put some pressure on provincial politicians
as it is obvious that UBC needs
more money," said Michael
Hughes, graduate student rep
on the AMS Student Council
and coordinator of the AMS'
anti-tuition increase campaign.
"We're setting a goal of
2,000 postcards" he said. "But
the postcard campaign is not
the only thing we're doing. We
intend to lobby the members of
BoG, talk to the university and
hopefully we can have a meeting with Tom Perry sometime
in December about this issue,"
he said.
Hughes is getting substantial amounts of logistical
support from Engineering students, who face a crippling
$3,700 tuition bill for an average seven-course load next year.
They are very upset and they
are really getting involved in
this campaign," Hughes said.
"We also thought that The
Ubyssey's coupon for students
to send to Perry was a good
idea, and we borrowed the
concept. It was great to get the
support from the paper for our
campaign to keep tuitions
down," he said.
The AMS petition against
the tuition hike currently circulating on campus has at least
2,000 signatures and Hughes
hopes to have over 5,000 by the
next BoG meeting in January.
AMS president Martin Ertl
says the student government is
making the proposed increase
"our first priority."
"Although UBC students
realize that the university
needs extra money, it can't come
entirely from the pockets of
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necessary, it's just that we're
unable to pay for it without
serious pain. If postponing a
tuition increase until better
times means postponing some
ofthe plans that the university
has, perhaps that is something
they should consider doing."
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Is there such a thing? Considering
what goes on around here this is not such
a rhetorical question. Why be concerned
about ethics at university? By the time
most individuals have reached university
they have been socialized to accept a
general code of conduct, whatever their
personal politics or ideology. Ethics is
simply a system of proper conduct, the
knowledge required to assist us to do the
right thing.
I can only be concerned then by the
casual way in which improper ethical
conduct has so often been displayed both
here at the university as well as throughout our social institutions in general. But
if we as a public are disgusted by the poor
behaviour of our corporate and political
leaders, not to mention the professionals
ofthe legal, medical and spiritual institutions, then perhaps we need to turn our
attention to this institution. University is
more than a place to collect facts. It acts as
a finishing school for educated individuals
to put into practice the lessonstheyshould
have learned.
Too often we witness improper ethical behaviour from people who should
know better. These are often in positions
of leadership and responsibility (some
with control over large budgets provided
by student funds) while others stand in
positions of public trust. We expect their
character and demeanortobeofimpeccable
quality. And while it is naive to expect
perfect behaviour from every such figure,
I am continually amazed at the institutionalization ofunethkal practices. I have
seen a community of my peers close ranks
around a colleague of their own, the AMS
appointed Ombudsperson. Accused of
improper conduct, he was provided every
protection from public scrutiny in the name
of confidentiality.
It is this concept of confidentiality
that I want to address. I have considerd
the ethical implications of its use and
misuse and I am at pains to justify (to
myself among others) the possible breach
ofconfidentialitylam about to undertake.
In September, I reported to the
editor ofThe Campus Times the fact that
four caseworkers had resigned from the
Ombudsoffice following the appointment
and subsequent actions of the
Ombudsperson, Yuri Fulmer. For my
troubles I was suspended from further
work in thatoflkeonthe specious grounds
of contravening office policy regarding
confidentiality. Later that week, at a
student council meeting, I moved that
Yuri Fulmer be removed from office for
improper conduct No further information was presented to council.
When the motion appeared at the
second council meeting in October the
entire proceedings went in-comera; a
questionable ploy in this case. The rules
insist on confidentiality ofthe contents of
these meetings. What is questionable is
the motive for doing this. Apparently
there is, in student council, both a pro -
and an anti-Yuri faction. It was suggested
to me (by someone present) that going in
camera was required to avoid the publicity (and complicity) of factions bickering
among themselves. It seems likely that
some members of council were more interested in protecting or prosecuting Yuri
than in finding out the truth.
Have the interests of students been
met by confidentiality? Does the privacy
of an individual outweigh the rights ofthe
public to be informed, and to determine
for themselves the merits ofthe evidence?
I fed an abuse has taken place. But my
dilemma is this. In order to discuss this
issue, I must not only breach my own
agreement to confidentiality, I must also
refer to information passed on to me by
others who are likewise in such a breach.
It seems that everyone is doing it I
believe my motives are directed at the
public good. Isthisajustification?Ihope
First, Yuri Fulmer's actions that led
to the resignations of senior caseworkers
from the Ombudsoffice. (Since this information came up at a meeting I attended
prior to any in-camera sessions, this information is not a breach of confidentiality).
Whether, as Yuri claims, he intended to
send them or not, his two memos to
members ofthe AMS executive forced me
to question his character. He went so far
as to consider, compose, print, initial, and
place them in an Office out-tray.
The first memo, addressed to Carol
Forsythe (AMS vice-pres), concerned a
meeting between Yuri and the Assistant
Ombudsperson. The memo claimed that
the Assistant had voluntarily resigned
after some discussion. Thatmeetingnever
took place. It was later revealed that the
Assistant had been dismissed by Yuri.
The second memo, addressed to his friend
Bill Dobie (AMS Director of Finance, Selections Committee to appoint new
Ombudsperson), re-opened acase against
a university organization that had been
previously investigated by two caseworkers and subsequently closed due to lack of
facts. The memo included direct quotations taken from the file, quotations that
could have identified the complainant
Yuri asked that the complaints be reinvestigated.
Strike one: the first letter was intended to deceive. Hiding the fact that the
Ombudsperson and the Assistant had
difficulty working together, Yuri contemplated a more sanitized version of history,
omitting mere facts, like the truth. Strike
two: his attempt to re-open the case in
question would have been a clear breach
of complainant confidentiality. Further,
Yuri admitted he had earlier filed a complaint against this same organization. It
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Are now being accepted. The term of office is one year, beginning at the AGM of the AMS in February, 1993. Nomination forms
are available from the Executive Aassistant in SUB 238. Closing
date for nominations is Friday, January 15, 1993 at 4:30 pm.'
The elections will be held January 25-29,1993.
Any Questions please contact:
Randy Romero, Elections Commissioner,
Grant Rhodes, Chief Returning Officer, or
Michael Maher, Deputy Returning Officer
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is common knowledge within this organization that acTimony exists bet ween them
and Yuri. Strike three: this memo
demonstrates a clear conflict of interest,
one that should have excluded Yuri from
pursuing this matter, that is, ifhe were an
ethical person.
Strike four was played out at the in-
camera meeting ofthe student council. At
this meeting, in which I participated for
only a few minutes, I heard Yuri clearly
and distinctly tell student council a different version of events regarding these
memos than that which Ihadheard at the
caseworkers meeting.. Knowing it would
be his word against one other person he
shamelessly deceived council as to the
legitimacy of these two memos. Not only
that, it was my distinct impression that
the deception was being falsely dumped
onto the Assistant Ombudsperson.
But if this were not bad enough, the
events that followed were almost equauy
shameful. After I left council chambers
(according to someone who was there),
the continuing discussion did not entirely
revolve around the merits of forming a
committee or not. Instead council chose
to discuss the merits of the council
members interested in participating in
such a committee. Thus the principle of
confidentiality, instead of being used to
uphold some greater good, was used as a
cloak behind which council could slag one
another and block the skewing of the
committee with proorantiYurifactions.
As it turned out the establishment
of the committee did have the effect of
burying all the information and evidence
against Yuri. I had collected seven letters
of resignation and protest from the ex-
caseworkers as well as written my own
letter. I gave verbal testimony concerning the two memos at committee hearings
as did perhaps a dozen other students.
One committee member inadvertently
let slip that my testimony had been corroborated by others.
The night ofthe decision, an emer-
gency council session was hastily convened
. Again, this was another in camera
discussion. little rationale for the judgment was presented, no indication ofthe
range of doubt, but simply an admission
of lack of hard evidence and the recognition of poor judgment on Yuri's part
I am upset and disappointed although my actions were vindicated when
I heard Yuri's presentation to council
They were initiallyconfirmedby the many
anonymous people who came to me to
pass on Yuri Stories. Even the special
committee mandated to uphold confidentiality could not hide the suspicions they
felt against Yuri. Unfortunately, they felt
the need to catch him with "a rnntilring
gun." Problems with hischaracter, which
were acknowledged, were not enough
grounds for his removal from the
Ombudsoffice. (By the way Yuri, why did
you requisition funds from the Budget
Committee fora paper shredder?—check
the minutes).
Other students who spoke to me
expressed surprise that such a person
couldever achieve the distinguishedoffice
of Ombudsperson. After all, they reasoned, wasnt this office meant to be held
by an individual of integrity and unimpeachable character? I would have
thought so too. Had he had these qualities, would he not have immediately resigned in the face of these allegations to
await the verdict of his peers?
Last week, I attended a case worker's
meeting, the first since this ordeal began.
On the agenda, item eight was my suspension. Given that this was to be a form
of hearing, Yuri lacked the consideration
ofinvitingmeto represent myself. Iaho wed
up anyway. My resignation from the
Ombudsoffice demonstrates my protest
against his re-affirmed position.
Why should we be concerned about
ethics at University? Because it is these
seemingly minor abuses (in the grand
scheme of things) that fester in the attitudes of those who will soon leave here to
become the leaders of our society. Those
that want their resumes to look impressive with titles as, Ombudsperson ought
to understand the degree of accountability they must exercise in pursuit of their
Bernard LaRochelle
December 2,1992 Quit
Bellyaching, Jason!
Jason Saunderson's letter, Oppressed T Jamas in Zimbabwe, etc., in
Friday's paper deserves a response. What
is it about the UBC Young Conservatives
that makes them so muddkheaded?
Saunderson, like many of his ilk
over the decades, expresses the unfortunate, even ignorant view, that stories
about safe sex and oppression in Canada
and around the world are somehow irrelevant to his life. He'd no doubt prefer that
the paper read like the reportonbusiness
in The Globe and Mail
But Saunderson loses me when he
argues that the way to improve the paper
is to sign his silly petition to end The
Ubyssey's funding — thereby killing one
of the oldest student newspapers in
Canada. Like many political extremists,
Jason would rather destroy newspapers
than engage them in debate. What's next
Jason? Book burning?
He'B being only slightly more polite
than the right wing dictators who shoot
journalists they disagree with. The effect
is the same, however, the stories dont get
I would suggest to Jason that the
way to influence The Ubyssey, even the
way to make it better, is to join the staff.
Lord knows they need the help
Unless Tm mistaken, the paper is
still open to any UBC student, following a
decades-old-democratic tradition.
If you dont like the paper, help out.
But for god's sake quit bellyaching.
And shame on anyone who'd sign
Saunderson's petition. If you have problems with The Ubyssey's direction, join
the paper and set it straight.
Gees, You might even have some fun.
Gordon Clark,
Province reporter
Ubyssey staff member, 1983-
Welcome to BOG!
Wewek-omeTomBergerand Shirley
Chan to the UBC Board of Governor*.
Perhaps these changes and other
additions promised by the NDP will serve
as achaUenge to the arrogant, authoritarian practices ofthe Strangway administration and its coterie of Vander Zalm-
appointed"YES-men" on theUBC Board.
We need a Board of Governors that
will openly question current University
priorities and lead a public debate about
those priorities.
We have concerns about a university which is engaged in a multi-million
dollar Capital Building Campaign with
no assured operating budget for these
We have concerns about HAi-lining
library services and implementation of
fees for library services that were once
We have concerns about further
limiting student access at a time when
University administrative costs, particularly in the president's office, appear to be
We have concerns about the intertwining of big business and military investment, UBC research grants and UBC
faculty fund-raising, and the implications
for University independence.
We have concerns about a UBC Administration which is spending hundreds
of thousands of dollars in legal fees and
management time in an attempt to de-
caiifypartoftheCUPE 2950union which
has represented the mostly female ad-
n*dnistrative,clerical,andlibrary workers
since 1974.The University is transferring
traditional union work to the non-union
sector incurring enormous costs for both
We have concerns about an admin-
istratkm that can fire long-standing nonunion management or professional personnel without cause nor proper grievance proceedings.
Tom Berger and Shirley Chan are
well -respected community leaders whose
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very appointments are a democratizing
factor on a Board, predominantly composed of male businessmen.
Hopefully a public debate on the
future of the University can now begin.
Ann Hutchison on behalf of the
CUPE 2950 Executive Commit-
Musmgonthe *"*
appointment of a
man to the SCC
Many men will come and go
Moralizing with the flow.
But women few and far between
Make their mark upon the scene.
Sure Fm just a feminist,
But I wonder how they missed
The women who are qualified
To arbitrate on law applied.
Alberta's John will doubtless be
A credit to the living tree.
Yet it seems, to win the cup,
You've got to pee whilst standing up
Sharon Duffy
Law in
The world's g-eatest
customer disservice
I am writing to share with you my
most distasteful "experience in UBC yet,
which by the way should probably go
down in the record book of customer service failures.
It had been a very busy day for me. I
only just made it into the BankofMontreal
at 3:27pm, and waited last in line. A teller
(Vicki Jeckway) was finishing up a transaction a few minutes later and I proceeded
to her window only to be turned back with
a "sorry, but I am closed now" statement.
I stepped back, reflecting however that
being the last person, it wouldnt have cost
her anything to have served me; that is
customer service. Apparently, this was
only the beginning of my ordeal because
Vicki came back, interrupted my transac-
tion, and basically reprimanded me for
coming into the bank anytime before closing to conduct my transaction and that
besides, she had no right to address a
customer in that way. She then called nite
a rude man and promised never to serve
me again.
I stalked off in disbeliefand reported
to the manager. He took my details, apologized and said he would look into the
matter. As I proceeded to exit, the teller
who had served me caught up, apologized
for the incident and offered that his colleague had overstepped her hounds. I
agreed-Inevergotaletter of apology from
the bank. "Paying attention"heh?
On September 14,1992,1 was at the
bank again, and Vicki, restatingher claim
that I was a rude man, refused to serve
me. A teller refusing to serve a customer
(by whose grace she's paid) for personal
reasons. Rather presumptuous. The
manager was on lunch, so I spoke with his
assistant who apologized and served me
instead. She promised to inform the manager. Nevertheless, I wrote him the next
hear from him until the 28th. I guess it
takes that long to investigate a complaint
In all fairness, maybe his intentions
were genuine. However, the diplomatic
bull contained in his letter served to irritate me severely. He used words like
"misunderstanding' and'eommunication
difficulty" to describe the circumstances
that led to the problem. At no time did he
acknowledge his teller had erred or overstepped her bounds. His choice of words
were in their entirety insulting to my
intelligence. It appears he seemed more
consumed with regaining my confidence
in the bank!! I replied to him to clarify the
issue'. I never heard from him again.
If I have learnt anything from this it
is that all the customer service jargon you
hear is crap. Too bad I dont maintain a
large enough balance at the bank to have
caused some havoc. Maybe Mrs. Jeckway
would have beencoTontingfrozenbills into
Yukon as I write. (Hajiajia).
Sumbi Oyawoye
Renovations violate
cultural symbol
Mr Hire Okusa, 'Vice-President of
the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners' As-
sociation, visited our last Greater
VancouverJCCA Board meeting to advise
us that his association remained dissatisfied with your university's final plans for
therestonriranoiNitobeGarden and would
withdraw their support for the project
Wedeeply regret thatyouirepresentatives
have not been able to reach a mutually
satisfactory resolution with them.
The Greater Vancouver JCCA has
represented the interest* of Japanese Canadians her from 1949 on, the year our
uprooted community was free to return to
the coast In the postwar years, times
were very tough for Japanese Canadians
both economically and socially, bat one
project they strongly supported was the
construction of a Japanese garden at
UBC. for many ofthe Issei (first generation) who went door-todoor in the community to fundraise, Nitobe Garden symbolized the blending of Japanese and Ca
nadian elements — a blending they saw
as integral to their lives in this country. It
was looked upon as a truly "Japanese
Canadian" garden, both in terms of substance and design, and it was considered
a contribution to Canadian culture.
Over the years, Japanese Canadians have been attached to Nitobe Garden
as a sourceof pride, and a must-see tourist
attraction, when friends and relatives
visited the city. Indeed, despite its obvious
"ownership* by UBC, the garden has become a cultural space with deep emotional
By proceeding with the renovation
project without any initial consultations
with the Japanese Canadian Gardeners'
Association, the UBC committee has
seemed to have concluded that our community has no cultural stake in the garden. As far as we are aware, no attempts
were made to ascertain the availability of
expertise in Canada first, and more significantly, the project was not advertised
fortender.A press report by Gavin Wilson,
quotes John Neill as saying that UBC
wanted to retain the "authenticity* ofthe
garden so "once again went to Japan for
advice and su pei vision." Why assume that
"authenticity" wiisavailableonlyinJapan?
What about the authenticity that may
have been available in Canada, through
the "advice and supervision* of Japanese
Canadians? There are serious concerns
that the design }*ou are using by ToshiaM
Masuno ofTokyo does not, in fact, respect
the aesthetic form and intent ofthe initial
design, created by the late Kannousuke
Mori who worked with (Issei) Japanese
Canadian gardeners at the time.
That the UBC committee would
choose not to consult the Japanese Canadian community reveals a serious lack
of sensitivity—which now has resulted in
the withdrawl of support forthe project by
the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners' Association. According to reported statements by UBC, the project is slated to go
ahead as planned, but it is very unfortunate that in the process many Japanese
Canadians — and others who are not yet
aware ofthe eontreversies — will be left
with the perceptionthatoneoftheir major
cultural artifacto is being altered and redesigned without their input and advice.
We are disheartned that the project,
once completed, will not have the full
support and the blessing of our whole
community. In the future, UBC should
become much mere sensitive to the grassroots people who are affected by their
decisions. The Japanese Canadian
community's redress movement was a
struggle to affirm our place in canadina
society, so it is all the more disco ncertiny
to be left outside on this project related to
our culturla heritage and legacy.
Peter Kubotani,
Haruko Okano,
Roy Mild
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Dalhousie students
in for service cuts,
tuition fee hikes
by Ryan Stanley
Dalhousie Unersity students
held any lingering hopes that
the pressure of rising education costs might be eased
sometime soon, they should
think again. And while
they're at it, they might as
well get used to the declining
quality of programs and services, too. That's the message
the university's administration gave Dai's student council last week.
The administration presented a plan which would
reduce Dalhousie's $27-mil-
lion debt to $13 million by the
year 2011, by increasing tuition fees by 10 per cent each
year for the next five years.
Ian Nason, the university's
director of financial services,
said the model is neither a
policy nor a completely reliable projection.
He said it simply asks. If
we assume a set of policies
governing revenue and expenditure, what would the
outcome be?"
The   model   assumes
grants from the provincial
government which now make
up 77 per cent of Dalhousie's
operating budget would not
increase until the 1994-95 academic year. At that point, the
university assumes the grants
would increase by three per
cent. Nason admits those figures may not be realistic.
The university's long-term
plan for reducing spending includes not replacing faculty
who retire (a policy which has
been in place since 1988), as
well as more vigorous
fundraising, an ongoing energy
conservation program and sale
of properties owned by the
university. The university has
also, in recent years, reduced
its contribution to the employees' pension fund.
Bryan Mason, one of
Dalhousie's vice-presidents,
said Dalhousie's current financial problems can be traced
to a period in the 1960s and
70s when the university expanded rapidly, erecting new
buildings and buying up
"We didnt always have the
money available to pay for
these projects,'' he said. "They
said, 'We'll buy it, well build
it, well worry about paying it
later.' Well, now is later."
He said the approach to
reducing the debt is not entirely one of crisis management. It also includes a commitment to pay equity, which
will necessarily increase expenditures, as well as more
student services and closer
adherence to environmental
health and safety standards.
The meeting between the
student council and the university administration was
the result of student criticism
of a Board of Governor's attempt to increase fees by 10
per cent last year.
Following student protests last year, the administration pledged to inform
students more fully of its
budgetary plans, although
it only announced its meeting with the student council two days before it took
Only 25 people attended
the meeting.
presents in cooperation with
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Lucy Lippard, writer and activist, is the author of fifteen books on contemporary art,
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Intervention in Central America, Damage Control; she is also active in many others,
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I can dance !!
by Frances Foran
"Are you a dancer?" she
asked. "Do you dance?"
Without hesitation, Ms Royal
Winnipeg Media Relations,
I assure you my feet respond
regularly to aberrant heavenly
bodies when they deviate from
their courses, I have vaulted
walls ignoring their mass to
tango with the moon; on the
Nile's shores I have gyrated a
bonfire into hypnosis; draped
in sheets of snow I have melted
dancefully into waterfall; in
horrible pleasure I have
waltzed on the heath when the
rain comes down hard and
sings a dirge to the bloated
earth; when the manic phase is
on the upswing I have been
known to tap-dance with
abandon; if that isn't adequate
credentials to review The Nutcracker, primabelladonnabal-
lerina Karen Kain herself is
my cousin and it must be a
genetic thing and there is no
disputing genes, right? Please
Ms Royal Winnipeg Media Relations, I said, not hesitating to
say nothing to her question
about whether I danced. Please
let me go. I dance.
So, on December 4, the
Royal Winnipeg will launch the
cross Canada tour of its fresh
and inventive version of the
100-year old ballet that's fun
for the whole family. The
"enchantingly different" adaptation by John Neumeier replaces the magician with a ballet master; instead of being
transported to the Land of
Sweets, the little girl, Maria,
finds herself in the theatrical
world of ballet among Degas-
inspired tableaux. This version
of The Nutcracker, hailed by
Canadian critics as "the most
attractive and satisfying," has
also been called more believable, appealing to realistic
adults and credulous kidsalike.
Call Ticketmaster to reserve
your spot right now and help
support Ballet British
Columbia's Dance Alive! series.
It's important to support the
arts in this epoch of fiscal restraint.
Be sure to catch the special
anniversary presentation of
the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's
The Nutcracker between December 11 and 16 at the Queen
Elizabeth Theatre.
And after the preniiere showing on December 11 at the
Queen E, I promise you, Ms
Media Relations that I will
dance the winter solstice with
songs of the sugar plum fairy
in my head and my feet.
Star voyages
with big foot
by Carla Wellings
There was a strange
mist in the Commodore
Ballroom last Wednesday
night: bluish, obscure, one
might say phantasmago-
Roots Round-up
Commodore Ballroom
It overcame me like a
wave of memory, pulling
me back to a day of Vernon
spring thaw where we
called a drummer God
and adored his green
The undertow
dragged me on to the following summer, a night
-where I wore my sister's
size eleven shoes stuffed
with wool socks and
hoped they wouldn't IJ).
me, a night where Roots
Round-up beckoned from
the upper world.
I was in the past and
yet so very present as my
feet discoed freely among
the phytoplankton.
Suddenly a stop in
rhythm, something gone
What now, I asked,
more silly stage violence?
Indeed, they've a
score to settle with the
seekers of pain but then
luckily we're on to yet
another scintillating
It's grooving as usual,
it's usually grooving.
I must admit that the
hopping stage show made
me just a tad seasick but
perhaps that was due to
the undertow from the
Go see Roots 'cause
they're still good.
Diggin1 the sky with the Miners
by Lise Cote
The evening ofthe show, I
arrived at the Commodore a
bit too early (or what I thought
ws early) and decided to take a
lovely stroll around the block.
I returned to a whoppin' lineup that strung like a snake in
front of the club. The crowd
literally flooded in the Commodore. Iwent to sit on the
stairway to check out the
people below. It was almost like
watching a colony of ants at
work. There was much energy
and movement. I sat buggy-
The Hard Rock Miners
came on and set the floor a-
bounce. They got the crowd
groovin' with their special
blend of Irish Folk Fun Time
December 2,1992
Music. Everyone seemed to be
having a jolly ole' time. We
danced and danced. Many
people in the audience even
kept on dancing during the
intermission. They were on a
roll and weren't even going to
let a sad excuse for a singer
like -John Cougar Mellencamp
stop them. The intermission
music sucked big time. That's
when I realized just how
straight this crowd was. It was
almost scary. I felt like I ws at
a roast out in the boonies. An
evening with the hicks. Great.
The Sky Diggers came to
save us and we were goin' off
once again to some good tunes.
These guys were great;*just a
bunch of fun, happy go-lucky
dudes. They sang about love,
about leaving love behind,
about being reunited with love.
Remember, love makes the
world go 'round. I must say
though that the band seemed a
bit annoyed .
More specifically, annoyed
with the crowds' aggressiveness and tendency to push and
shove. C'mon crowd-chill.
These are the SkyDiggers,
happy, swaying music, not I'll
Kill You Fucker Thrash music.
All in all, the show was one
for groovin' and the band for
enjoyin. I mean, these guys
even got me to boogy to Elvis
(which they did foran encore).
Now, that's entertainment.
Next time this band is in town,
go see them. That goes for the
Hard Rock Miners too.
Thursday Dec. 3,1992
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by Douglas Ferris
Brock Tulley's personal
Odyssey began in 1970, when, to
escape a life that was stress-
filled and increasingly self-
destructive and suicidal, he
undertook a six-month bicycle
trip across America.
This trip changed his
attitudes about life and the way
he lived it.
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He now lives in a "house on
wheels" (complete with fireplace) and does the "Hippy
Thing" (as he says) around North
America, with his friends Wilma,
Winnie and Pooh.
He is a man with a mission:
a mission to let people know that
they should take care of themselves by redefining success and
releasing their "inner-child."
He had been both a fraternity brother and a member ofthe
Thunderbirds football team
while studying physical education and psychologye here at
In those days he believed in
the North American version of
success. "Fve had the successes
that people like to see," he said,
but pointed out that his interpretation of success has undergone a
remarkable transformation since
his trip began more than two
decades ago.
This trip changed his life
and made him treat the rest of
his life as a journey. This, he
feels, is the essence of his
present success. For him, the
search for his "inner-child* is
more important than the
successes society demands of
The trip he took also
introduced him to a new kind of
success: that of writing (and
subsequently publishing) a diary
of his travels. This book, Coming
Together: a 10,000 Mile Bicycle
Journey, published in 1972 and
reprinted in 1989, documents the
trials and tribulations ofthe
journey as well as his spiritual
Between the first publication
ofthe book and now, he has
written and published four books
in a series called Reflections.
These books stress self-awareness through soundbites of
travel-worn wisdom, juxtaposed
with innocent drawings by Heidi
Thompson of Vernon BC.
His books are published by
Simon and Schuster and sales
have surpassed the 100,000
mark. They are available at
various bookstores in the Lower
Mainland and will soon be
coming to the UBC Bookstore.
His writings address our
need to unlearn what we have
been taught; to get it out of our
minds so that we can not only go
after our dreams, but can live
them too.
"Change is not just external,
but is even more importantly
internal," he said. He believes
we need to remove the walls we
build around ourselves because;
they take too much of our energy
to keep up.
"Intelligence' is what we
'"Intelligence' is
what we know ...
'wisdom' is
what we do with
what we know . . .
awareness' is
why we do with
what we know . ..
& liappiness' is
doing it... "
know... 'wisdom' is what we do
with what we know... 'awareness' is knowing why we do with
what we know ... & -happiness'
is doing it "
"Children and dogs and cats
are my greatest teachers," he
said. "They don't say anything,
they live that joy that we have
lost touch with ... We go from
being excited about learning (as
children) to being afraid of
failure (as adults)."
He said, "Fve hardly read
any books. I rarely read; I pick
up through osmosis... I dont
belong to anything. People of
different religions always say to
me, 'oh, you're one of us,' but Fm
He believes the way to
change the world is to emulate
the approaches of Gandhi and
Martin Luther King, and not
"attack the essences ofthe
people" whose minds we are
trying to change. "We need a
non-ideological base to changing
the world. Everyone has to be
involved; we need them all."
He has delivered his
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as inmates at the Arizona State
Prison, sororities at UBC ("they
are sensitive and have lots of
energy, and respond really well"),
and to the Thunderbirds football
The masks that people wear,
he says, "are just protecting a
beautiful heart that's been hurt.
.. We're more afradd ofthe things
we can't do anything about, like
earthquakes or tornadoes, than
about the things we can do
something about."
He says, "I haven't met a
person whose spirit I have not
believed in deep down." But the
image of correctness, such as
that put forward by "new agers"
isn't: always the truth.
Although he still loves to
coach football, he feels that
competition is still too value-
laden and success-oriented.
Sports are treated "just like
war," he said. He believes that
competition should be oriented
towards self-improvement rather
than towards beating your
He still has respect for the
original notion of fraternities as
"brotherhoods," and wonders
whether those who are critical of
frats, "are against fraternities, or
are you against what they have
He says, "I believe that we're
good people doing had things ...
I believe in the essence."
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Are you stressed?
Have a cookie!
Have you ever stayed up for two days straight
cramming for an exam in a sort of physics you can't even
pronounce, only to realize that it is an A exam and not
a C exam and as it is now noon and there is really
nothing left to do? Nothing left to do.
But wait, it can only get worse. In the next 37 hours
you must complete an already fashionably late essay on
the meaning of Darwin's life without once mentioning
how well you personally relate to the survival of the
Not only that, you are also expected to acknowledge 37 relatives in written form because of Bome Btate
of seasonal sickness.
You have become certai n that your respective partner to be, who you haven't yet had the guts to approach,
no longer loves you, and it has now been raining for 40
days non-stop.
Whilst attempting to rewrite the essay saved religiously on your crashed hard-drive, you realize that
your gerbil has taken on a greenish tinge and is no
longer running on its squeaky wheel.
You long to go home to your equally crazed family,
not for comfort necessarily, but at least a change of
Unfortunately, your plane ticket is now void, as
your favorite airline became economically extinct just
hours ago.
Your mind is crazed with caffeine, exhaustion, and
dill-pickle chips, when a creeping realization comes
upon you...
It is time to end it all.
Don't do it—The Ubyssey has a great cookie recipe
for you to try!!!!
1/2 pound butter (or cow friendly substitute)
1 cup brown sugar (or plant friendly substitute)
1 cup white sugar
Beat (as non violently as possible) in 2 eggs (or
chicken friendly egg subsititute)
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or alcoholic
Mix together these dry ingredients
21/2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon baking power
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
toss in all the good spices in your cupboard (avoid
curry powder for this one)
Mix dry and wet ingredients together
The batter should be lumpy, if too dry add some orange
ADD chocolate chips (or carob if you're gross).
Make into golf size balls.
Put balls onto oily cookie sheet, (or something similar,
eg pizza pan)
Put in an already hot oven (say like 375 degees f), or
toaster oven or over 375 flaming candles.
Bake like crazy for at least 8 to 15 minutes or until
cooked. (If they smell like burnt toast, pull them out
Take them out and lick all the dishes, spoons and pans
(wait for them to cool!!).
Eat with milk (or cow friendly beverage).
That's all!! Have a nice break and well see you in
with lust,
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December 2.1992
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Tonight at the paper Rick Hiebert is here in print while
Frances Foran furiously fantasizes about la belle provence
to be visited also by Paula Wellings and Denise Woodley.
Yukie Kurahashi reminds them to bring their touques
while Ted Young-Ing snowboards across Nadine Araji's
key board and into Doug Ferris' boredom. Alors Simplis
Mountali est alle chercher la verite et Omar Kassis is
sure that someone has been killed by a run-away
snowboard. It wasnt me said Sam Green. Stan Paul sold
everything packed his camera and went to Japan with
Sara Martin. Meanwhile Miranda Alldritt and Lds*S Cote
celebrated winter solstice by making a snowperson who
was later interviewed by Carla Wellings and ellen
pond."Great insight," Morgan Maenling praised the melting sculpture.
Dawn Agno came in late thinking it was early.
Paula Welling*      Yukh Kurahashi
Sam Grw-M    Franco* Foran
PLO representative speaks of deadlock
by Nadine Araji
Abdul Rahman, the Palestinian
Liberation Organization representative to Ottawa, gave a talk at UBC
last Friday. The talk and discussion
was mainly about the recent peace
negotiations between the Arabs and
the Israelis.
The seventh round of negotiations
had just taken place on Thursday,
November 19, and according to
Rahman, the only progress achieved
was another date for the eighth round
of the talks.
"The new government is saying
all the right things but doing all the
wrong things," he said. Rabin's government, unlike Shamir's who wished
to ignore the Palestinians, are recognizing the problems and talking about
solutions but no action has been taken.
One announcement made earlier
by Rabin's government was the
stopping of illegal construction of
settlements on Palestinian land. But
settlements are still being built and
more Jewish settlers are being added
to the 125,000 Jewish population in
the Occupied Territories.
"The Palestinian delegates see
no change in what Israel is saying,"
Rahman said. The delegates accepted
to facilitate a two-stage solution during the last negotiations.
The solution consisted of a first
stage, an interim period of five years,
during which Palestinians are allowed to elect their own government
and have control over their social
The second stage would be in the
third year of the phase when again
negotiations will take place.
Yet Israel refused this solution
and refused a Palestinian self-government because it will not allow
The Palestinians are further discouraged when faced with the problem of
the Jewish settlers living in the Occupied Territories.
If Palestinians achieve a self-
government what is to happen to the
Jewish immigrants in Palestinian
land and which law would they have
to follow?
As for Jerusalem, annexed by Israel in violation of UN charter and the
4th Geneva Convention, Israel made
the condition not to discuss it, although
155,000 Palestinians live there.
Rahman felt that before any solution is reached, Israel has to make
some changes in its attitude.
"The most important change is to
begin recognizing the Palestinians as
a people and not just an obstacle, just
like the Palestinians recognized Israel
as a Jewish state in 1988. And Israel
must stop solving its political problems with military means as it continues to spend 30-40 per cent of its budget on military material."
In stating very simply why the
Palestinians must continue with the
negotiations, Rahman gave the example ofthe GulfWar: "When the war
broke out, foreigners living in Kuwait
either fled or were expelled. As Indians
returned to Bangladesh, Philipinos to
the Phillipines, Egyptians to Egypt,
Jordanians to Jordan, the 350,000 Palestinians living in Kuwait found no
home to return to."
Re-discovering the Holocaust
by David Chivo
The Holocaust haB to be discovered, again," Baid Raul Hilberg, one of
the world's leading Holocaust historians and author of the important study
of the Final Solution, The Destruction
ofthe European Jews.
Professor Hilberg spoke to an audience of 1000 on Monday at Beth Israel Synagogue in Vancouver, including, amongst others, Premier Mike
Harcourt, Mayor Gordon Campbell, and
Bernie Simpson MLA. He talked about
the failure ofthe international community, including Jewish organizations, to recognize the dimensions of this unspeakable crime
during and even afteritoccurred,
and that only now ie the world
coming to terms with the Holocaust.
"In 1941 in the Ghetto of Vilnius,
Lithuania," Hilberg Baid, "which had
already been ravagedbyrepeatedmass
shootings, a woman appeared who had
dug herself out of a mass grave. She
was wounded when she arrived to meet
the Jewish ghetto chief, whom she told
about the shooting she was a victim of.
He promised to take care of her but
admonished her at the same time not
to say a word, so that the ghetto might
survive by working and accommodating German demands."
Hilbergexplained thatthe leaders
of the ghettos and other Jewish communities were afraid to tell their people
what they knew about the atrocities,
fearing German retaliation and the reaction of their citizens.
"The dilemma was simply this:
what was one going to do with the
conscious discovery about what was
taking place?
"This difficulty was mirrored by
the Jewish community outside of the
destructive arena. Jewish organizations in Geneva carefully recorded what
was happening, but they could not
complete the jigsaw puzzle. Jews were
disappearing, but for what purpose?
Shootings occurred, but for what reason?", Hilberg said.
The professor explained that the
enormity ofthe Holocaust was beyond
comprehension for those who knew of
it. Jewish groups could do little more
than listen while the Western powers
chose to ignore the information they
were receiving. When the American
Consulate in Switzerland received a
report about the killing of Jews, for
example, it transmitted the message to
Washington and to London who in turn
told Jewish leaders they would "wait,
until confirmation was received,"
The waiting took several months,
involving much pressure to restrain
Jewish leaders from going public. The
news was finally published in the
American press, such as in the New
York Times where you could find it on
page eleven.
"In late 1942, the most lethal year
in Jewish history where the death toll
reached four million, the President of
the United States received a Jewish
delegation who told him about what
was going on. This was, however, the
only occasion when the U.S. president
received a Jewish delegation, bringing
to him the news of that event. Thereafter, a paralysis set in for the allied
world; the goal was victory and the
rescue of the Jews was going to be the
product of victory. It could not be attempted before the end", Hilberg said.
Professor Hilberg stated that the
Jewish leaders themselves had difficulty accepting the numbers. Even astonishingly accurate estimates were
disbelieved and rejected by the Jewish
organizations, "for the notion was this:
if we say that the Jews are almost all
gone, then no rescue would be attempted
because what would be the point?"
There was a sense in the Jewish
Agency in Jerusalem, the American
Jewish Committee, and alBO the American Jewish Congress that the Jews were
lost," he Baid.
Moreover, Hilberg Baid that the
Western world chose consciously or unconsciously to overlook the increasing
evidence about the Nazi death camps.
" The allies, the churches, and the
media were all not really fully aware of
what was going on, because none of
them looked for the information. An
underground group in Auschwitz compiled a rather accurate and detailed list
of events in August 1943 which was
passed to the UN War Crimes Commission and the Western Intelligence Apparatus. They all read this 5 1/2 page
single-spaced report about Auschwitz,
they all filed it away.
"When the first aircraft photographed Auschwitz the gas chambers
were already in the left-hand upper
corner of those pictures. But no one
looked for gas chambers, for the purpose of those photos was the discovery
of industrial installations which could
then be bombed. And when the bombers
appeared they did hit targets five miles
from the gas chambers, but they did not
touch the killing installations. And so it
is, from the time of thoBe photographs
in 1944 to the end of the war, yet another half-million were gassed."
Hilberg told the audience that the
Allies did not confront what became
known as the Holocaust until 1945 when
American, British and Soviet troops liberated the extermination camps and
Baw the instruments of death that the
Nazis used.
"There was a determination not to
let thiB pass," he Baid. "Justice had to
be done, a trial was to be held of the
major war criminals, and further trials
of those who were a little bit less major.
Soviet, French, British and American
representatives negotiated to draw up
an i ndictment based on 'crimes against
The process was embedded in
traditional international law. If a Jew
was an allied national or killed on
allied soil, then killing him was a war
crime. But a Hungarian Jew killed in
Austria was not a crime because Hungary was not an ally, and Austria
was not allied soil.
"It is a nicety, but one which
recognizee perpetuatoru without
specific victims, without specific
crimes, without the essence of those
crimes. And here we see the beginning
of a suppression of the event. The allied world was transforming itself into
a new coalition against a new adversary, the Soviet Union, and there was
a sentiment for forgetting the past."
Professor Hilberg stated that in
the cold war years there was "almost a
deliberate, mandated forgetting" ofthe
specifities of World War 2 atrocities.
For example, the famous West German documentary on Auschwitz Night
and Fog does not mention Jews even
Only recently, he says, has the
Holocaust been discovered again.
Commenting on the German response to the Holocaust Hilberg said,
"the Holocaust came lastly to Germ any,
and this is by far the weirdest situation
of them all."
1 always felt that the division of
Germany into East and West paled in
comparison to the division of Germany
by generation. Imagine fathers never
talking to the children about what they
had done or what they had experienced. Imagine a generation growing
up without knowing what the fathers
had done or seen. Germany lived in a
psychological desert for forty years."
Hilberg believes that in America
it came during the 1970s following the
Vietnam war.
"The Vietnam experience brought
the loss of moral certainty, a war fought
without a specific objective and without a specific battle plan. And here
were young people who looking for some
moral yardstick, it was they who rekindled an interest in the Holocaust.
"All the developments thereafter,
the 1978 US investigation of suspected
war criminals, the showing of the film
Holocaust on television, the presidential commission of the Holocaust, these
were not accidental configurations,
there was a need."
Hilberg concluded by saying that
the process of discovering the Holocaust is "gruesome, but necessary." Indeed, we must all wear the scars of our
collective past in order to bring healing
to the future.
December 2,1992 AK T   C
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Something phallic
'Something Completely Canadian**
by Morgan Maenling
Just think, I could have been
at home tonight, wringing out my
unmentionables or even rinsing
out my clingy under things. But
no, Fm here watching this and Tm
even taking notes on it.
Something Completely
Vancouver International
Film Festival
The first short in this series of
five is a lulling Jim Guru cowboy-
western music video. On occasion,
vaguely amusing. Enough said.
Penticton's husband and wife
directing/writing team of Nikos
and Linda TheodosaMs provide the
most engaging
short called The	
Date. I am
amused.All is
not right in this
dating nightmare when actor Scott
Anderson arrives. Abunny's
head with deer
antlers is
mounted on the
foyer wall. It's
the first in a se-	
ries of ominous
Michelle Bardeaux plays the
teenager tormented by her manipulative brat sister. Rounding
out the dysfunctional clan is Babs
Chula as the obnoxious opera-
singing mother, determined to inculcate a little culture into her
daughter's victimized date.
The cigar smoking, couch-
spud father is perversely played
by Jay Brazeau. "Hockey!... You
like hockey?!...Then give me the
thing then..." grumbles Brazeau
as he greedily snatches away the
remote control.
Linda and Nikos Theodosakis
obviously possess a gift for visualizing the absurd. This interesting
because it's
mean it's
film just goes to prove that talent
will stubbornly flourish in the most
unlikely places.
Coleslaw Warehouse is directed by Bruce McCulluch. While
this film has interesting, well-
played characters, the editing is a
bit loose in Dullsville, Ont. Just
because its weird doesn't mean its
funny. A few amusing moments in
a warehouse sweatshop with geriatric coleslaw serfs.
The Widdler is a fixated, neurotic, phallically obsessed, melodramatic, unfathomable Freudian
meditation: masturbation cliches
and phobias abound. Sorry, little
Hans, not being much of a Freudian follower myself. A dull, cloying, repetitive patter.
Screeching, castrating Sophie
is  obsessed  with
 genitalia. Women
are stupid and castrating. Thank you so
very much for setting
me straight on this.
Just think, I
could have been at
home, squishing the
fruit flies that are re-
producing in my
flower pots.
Blue. This Don
McKellar written/di-
-rected short is about
a carpet salesman whose fetish for
pornography is separating him.
from the women around him.
David Cronenberg lends his
interesting presence in the title
role. Tom Cramer, tacky carpet
salesman, tells his secretary he's
not in. He turns the lights down.,
puts on a little soft, romantic music, whips out the porno mags and
proceeds to engage in a little Romance au Solitaire.
Between all this, is explicit intercut stag-film footage of people
fucking—in different positions..
How interesting. After I unfurled
my eyebrows, I decided this bordered very close to offending my
delicate sensibilities.
Just think, I could have been
at home, washing my hair.
6 Good Reasons to Attend the UofT MBA
Business Conference:
1. Al Flood, Chairman and CEO CIBC
2. Wendy Dobson, Professor Faculty of Management,
University of Toronto
3. Yves Landry, President and CEO Chrysler Canada
4. The Honourable Michael Wilson, Minister, Industry,
Science & Technology, & Minister, International Trade
5. Bill Etherington, President and CEO IBM Canada Limited
6. George Cohon, Senior Chairman McDonald's Restaurants;
of Canada Limited
The speakers listed above are impressive and they will be
speaking to you at the UofT MBA Business Conference on
January 22, 1993 at the Four Seasons Hotel (Yorkville),
Phone 416-978-6733 or contact your MBA student government for details. All students are welcome.
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For Vancouver & Burnaby
This Winter you can look forward to a number of transit
service adjustments and improvements in your community. Highlights include the introduction of a new
express service to SFU and additional service to UBC.
#9        Boundary/Alma/UBC
Trips currently terminating at Broadway Station,
Monday to Friday, will be extended to Renfrew
Street Loop.
#15      Cambie/Downtown
Additional trip in the a.m. peak period between
7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
#17      Oak/Downtown
Minor adjustments to a.m. peak departure
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Route extended via 16th Ave and Wesbrook to
UBC at all times. Minor adjustments to evening
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Trip to service TRIUMF, en route to UBC loop,
during p.m. peak period leaving 41 stand
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Late evening trips leaving Metrotown Station at
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Loop, leaving Brentwood at 1:19 a.m. and 1:51
a.m., Monday to Saturday.
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Minor adjustments to departure times with
introduction of new #285 service.
#285    SFU/Capilano College
New, express service operating 2 trips each
way in the peak periods. Service will operate
between Capilano College, Phibbs Exchange &
SFU, Monday to Friday, effective Jan. 4, 1993.
For more information on these and other service
• Pick up a copy of the December 4 edition of
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chambers of commerce & Travel InfoCentres.
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The soul selects her own society-
then— shuts the door
by Sara Martin
Emily Dickinson invited an
audience of 64 into her intimate
tea parlor and, deeper still, into
her complex mind. In the basement hovel of Vancouver Little
Theatre on 15th and Main we were
transported to the ever-shifting
reality of the life of Emily
The Belle of Amherst
Vancouver Little Theatre
Held Over till Dec 5
Once seated, the introverted
mysterious poet appeared before
us, stuttering on the language that
she places so perfectly on paper.
While nervously reciting a baking
recipe, she passed around sample-
size portions of her famous black
cake. Our senses buzzed. Taste,
sight and sound were equally inspired.
Lonestar Productions presents
Taiy'a Dixon-Warren, a UBC Fine
Arts graduate in this one woman/
many voices play ironically titled
"The Belle of Amherst." "The Belle"
of course, refers to the homely recluse poet herself.
While spending the majority
of her fifty-six years within the
perimeters of her New England
home, Emily Dickinson intensely
experienced every moment and
encapsulated many profound instances in her 1,775 poems.
Oh Sumptuous moment
Slower go
That I may gloat on thee—
Emily Dickinson's poetry
sparkled throughout the play-
brilliant gems enhanced by a carefully crafted setting.
On stage, while Dickinson experienced her mortality, witnessing the deaths of her parents and
encountering the faili ng ofher own
body, we experienced her immortality in the universality of her
poetry. Her deliberate choice of
words forced us to examine many
aspects of our own lives, some more
painful than others.
The forboding chimes of funeral bells introduces death, a
major theme pervasive in the works
of Emily Dickinson.
During her captivating mono
logue, Taiya Dixon-Warren takes
the audience on the eccentric
troubled journey through the life
ofthe American poet.
Come and have Tea with
Emily! The show is held over until
December 5th.
Une nouvelle
musique passionante
by Simplice Mountali
Des mon entree dans la
prestigieuse salle de Commodore, j'ai en la nette impression que ce soir 1&
j'avais droit a nn concert
Un public dont la
moyenne d'fige dtait 30 ans,
6 tait assis confortablement
a l'attente de l'entre1 de
Youssou NDour.
Youssou N'Dour
Commodore Ballroom
Saturday, November 28
<Tai eu toutes les peines
du monde h trouver une
place; la senile que j'ai pu
trouver me mettait dos au
podium, alors        je
commencais a regretter
d'etre venu et surtout
d'avoir paye mon billet
Les questions que
devaient se poser tout le
monde ce soir etaient:
Comment est Youssou
N'Dour? Quel genre de
musique joue-t-il? Parce
que c'etait la sa premiere
sortie dcvant le public de
En faite, j'etais surpris
d'entendre les acclamations lorsque Youssou
N'Dour est ent*r*e en scene.
Enmoinsdecinq minutes,
il a reveille une foule qui
dormait jusqu'au moment.
Accompagn6 d'une groupe
de musiciens modestes,
Youssou N'Dour a fait
bouger la salle en jouant
de la musique africaine
traditionnelle que je suis
certain que le public de
Vancouver ne pourrait pas
facilement trouver dans
leurs magasins.
Le concert a dure plus
que deux heures, et cela
m'a permis de penser que
le public ouest canadien
est l'un des publics le plus
facile a bouger et aussi le
plus agreable.
Malgre ses chansons
en senegalais et quelques
unes en francais, Youssou
NDour a pus transmettre
son message aux fans de
II est deja connu en
Europe, particulierement
en France, pour ses chansons evoquant souventle
theme de l'esclavage et de
Fapartheid en Afrique du
Sud. Un symbole de la
nouvelle vague des
musiciens africains,
Youssou N'Dour a bien
chauffe notre soiree
Encore merci a
«l'etoile de Dakar!»
Speakers Series
Dr. David Suzuki
January 11
SUB Theatre
Go-Sponsored with the Student
Environment Centre
in the SUB Theatre
- Starting again Jan.13
Free lunch to first 100 people!
SUB Ballroom
January 6
fj VE
December 2,1992


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