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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, January 9,1990
Vol 72, No 26
Tuition rise
at inflation
Pipes: Blowin' in the Wind
CUP officially opposes state
by Rick Hiebert
Canada's English language
collegiate press organization has
declared itself to be opposed to the
structures of "the state, corporations and schools."
Canadian University Press
(CUP), an organization of over 40
campus newspapers from across
the nation, voted last week to
amend the organization's Statement of Principles (SoP) to read
that CUP papers "assist students
in acting against any hierarchy
maintained by power and/or privilege, including the state, corporations and schools."
"I think the change suggests
that there may be a willingness
towards direct action in student
journalism and, given the social
climate, a strong amount of willingness to radically reject the institution of modern society," said
Carl Wilson, editor of The McGill
Daily of McGill University in
The amendment to the SoP
was passed after a two minute
debate at last week's national
CUP conference in Waterloo, Ontario. Delegates from The McGill
Daily and The Ubyssey proposed
the change, which passed with no
opposition and a handful of abstentions.
"We thought it important that
citing these specific organizations
that operate in a hierarchical way,
that they be pointed out and emphasized, so that when student
journalists are interpreting the
SoP for their own purposes, it
would certainly give them a directive for action instead of an abstract feeling," said Wilson.
"The SoP is supposed to be a
binding document as far as possible."
Wilson said putting CUP officially opposed to the power structures of "the state, corporations
and schools" was merely making
"something explicit that was already implied in the original SoP
"(The change) makes the SoP
a more concrete and useable document. I think it important that the
radicalism of the CUP SoP was
made concrete," said Wilson.
Paul Dayson, a Ubyssey staffer who also attended the conference said the proposed change was
thought up by the CUP "Anarchist
"I was very surprised (that the
change passed). I was hoping just
for debate on the issue, to get
people to think about the implications of the Statement of Principles and its effects on their newspapers and their coverage of issues," he said.
"We felt that this aspect ofthe
SoP wasn't acted on enough in the
way papers covered issues. Things
like the state and schools weren't
criticized enough for their inherent structures, which the SoP already implied we were to do."
Both Dayson and Wilson were
disturbed the proposed change
passed after only a two minute
"I wonder if (CUP members)
recognize the implications of what
they voted for. It's very easy to say
that the state, corporations and
schools are bad, but I hope that
student journalists would realize
that we've committed ourselves to
democratize these institutions,"
Wilson said.
"That would affect positions
that they would take, even those
regarding their own school," he
continued on page 6
by Chung Wong
Tuition will increase by 4.8
per cent i n the upcoming academic
year, bringing fees for an Arts
student taking a 15 unit course
load to $1685 next year.
UBC president David Strangway announced the rise at the last
Board of Governors meeting held
December 18.
Student representatives
greeted the increase with cautious
"I'm happy with it as a partial
success," said Kurt Preinsperg,
student representative on the
Board of Governors (BoG). "You
realize in politics it's a matter of
pressure and counter pressure.
This time the pressure succeeded
to bring the increase to the inflation rate. But we didn't have
the clout to drive it down even
"The student society has
asked the university to take the
inflation rate as a long-term
guideline. At least this year they
have been following it.
"I am disappointed that we
did not get a tuition freeze," he
said. "They forget we're only going
up 4.8 per cent off a base that is
much too high. Last year's increase was 10 per cent."
Though he said student concerns partially accounted for the
decision, Preinsperg said the
modest increase should not be
viewed as a sign of assurance that
the board is attentive to student
"We want a real commitment
that UBC's research glory won't be
financed through student poverty."
"The president has already
alluded that we can look forward
to a much larger increase next
year. This year's (modest) increase
is a 75th Anniversary concession.
That is all it is."
Vice-president Bruce Gellatly, a key figure in the tuition
increase decision, denied the 75th
anniversary had any influence
and pointed to rising costs and
inflation as the two key factors.
"It's certainly in a level that's
better than last year," said Gellatly.
But Gellatly added that increasing cost rates of items like
scientific supplies are higher than
the rate of inflation.
Tim Bird, the other BoG student representative, agreed
UBC's 75th anniversary influenced this year's decision.
"The burn from last year's
tuition increase is still felt by the
students. This is the anniversary
year so you do not want to upset
the students with a large increase."
"The big backlash that the 10
per cent increase had last year will
obviously affect the decision. The
provincial government have been
giving fairly generous grants, it
will most likely continue this year.
"If it wasn't for the government grants president Strangway
wouldn't be able to make this
choice in the anniversary year."
"When you look at the budget
constraints, it is clear he's gone out
of his way to manage with a
smaller increase just so the students can deal with it," Bird said.
"The faculty salaries increased by 9.7 per cent. That
makes up a chunk of the budget,"
he added. "This year the university had a very believable case for
asking for a larger increase. He's
decided to take the route of making re-allocations and cuts to the
"I would have rather seen a
two or three per cent increase. But
I think he was fair."
Still of concern to students is
the poor state of student aid at
UBC and the long-term trend for
"I've seen students crying in
there. I've seen students walk out
of the Financial Aid office just
devastated," said Bird.
"The large sum of money in
the form of loans, bursaries, and
scholarships—that overall sum is
not increasing as fast as tuition.
"The financial aid program is
primarily administered by the
provincial government. They are
very slow to react to the student
cost of living," he said.
"When it comes to text books
continued on page 6
Housing booth lodges in SUB
The Alma Mater Society in
conjunction with the Kitsilano
Residence Association (KRA) has
set up an information booth in the
main concourse of the Student
Union Building (SUB).
"I'm here to let them know
that the Local Area Plan is going
on, let them know what their
rights are and remind them that
they should be concerned about
demolition in Kitsilano and the
city," KRA canvasser David Gardiner said.
In drawing up the Local Area
Plan, planners are soliciting input
from residents in Kitsilano on the
general housing mix in their
neighborhoods through a series of
public meetings.
Estimating that approximately  10,000  students live in
Kitsilano, Gardiner said they
stand to be affected by the LAP
and that they should attend the
meetings at least at the start ofthe
"I know that as the term goes
on, the work load gets heavier, and
the last thing I want is for student's GPA to drop because they're
attending these meetings," he
Instead, Gardiner hopes to
develop a list of students he can
depend on to show up for the more
important meetings later in the
The information booth is also
concerned with the suite review
program in Point Grey and the
Hampton Place Development. The
booth will remain in SUB until
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President of the University of British
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the Faculty of Graduate Studies to
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Registered Graduate Students who are
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-Brian Goehring,
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Informal conversation, meet a cross-
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Native Indian Student Union,
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Gays & Lesbians of U.B.C. Coming Out Discussion Group. A
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Environmental Centre Recycling Group, Meeting, 12:30pm,
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12:30 Fellowship Meeting, 1:30
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Stress Busters - how to handle
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with wood products made by the
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January 9,1990 FEATURE
The trek to Lake Volta
A search for answers
In remote villages, safe water is not
always available, (above)
Innocent faces (right)
by Hai V. Le
4:30 am—I wake to the raucous crescendo of chickens. The silver-white moonlight coldly illuminates distant clouds that
constantly evolve to assume mysterious
shapes. The clouds had bursted during the
The silhouette of an old woman casts an
eerie shadow under the illumination ofthe
lone neon light at the side of a hostel.
She ambles leisurely to an unknown destination.
Noticeably absent on this morning is
the gong stirring people, reminding them to
go to church.
5:30 am—Breakfast consists of a few
slices of bread, condensed milk and two
mangoes. From the window, I look out over
the nearby valley: mist. The sun has yet to
rise. In the distance, tiny flecks of light from
a few houses deep in the valley flicker like
morning embers.
The air is soft and fresh. Winds from
the surrounding valley continue to howl
and rattle window panes.
We are in the midst of a rainy season.
Once every few days rain lashes our
town, Abetifi. Mornings are often draped in
a gauzy mist that makes weather forecast
difficult, if not impossible.
Foremost on my mind today is the long
journey by foot awaiting me. The trek will
be postponed should the clouds burst again.
7:00 am—Raymond Zinsser, a year II
plumbing student living in the same hostel,
approaches me just as I head outside.
"Sir, I am from that village you are
about to visit," he says. "It's about sixteen
"It's raining," points another student.
The dilemma of going or canceling
vexes me.
I look at the people waiting for me
outside. Despite the clouds, their faces
radiate eagerness. For weeks I had injected
enthusiasm into them by portraying in the
most glowing terms the benefits: fresh air,
cheap fish, beautiful scenery, and an opportunity to get away from the routine.
The answer is clear.
Fifteen minutes later Norbert Then, a
German volunteer teaching plumbing,
drives us to Pepiase, our starting point.
8:30 am—We have been on foot for half
an hour. The morning silence is riddled by
tho crumbling of leaves we step on, and by
the sudden flapping of birds. Almost perceptible is the slow, soft creaking of rotting
woods dotting the flanks ofthe mountain.
Vibes in the air excite as the sun breaks
through the translucent clouds. Tense faces
break into relieved smiles. I and twelve
others cheer softly as we wind along the
banks of a narrow footpath that has been
transformed into a small stream by rain, at
times tiptoeing on stones jutting out of
The path, rocky and slippery, ascends
and descends as it winds its way downward
from the mountain. Occasionally, a huge
fallen tree struck by lightning creates an
obstacle for the invading strangers.
We are heading down to Lake Volta to
learn the way of life of people living around
this lake, the largest artificial lake in the
Picking our way along the dusty road
amidst the flat landscape with vast ranges
of uncultivated lands interspersed here and
there by a small cassava or pepper farm, we
constantly duck the merciless sun rays. Our
shirts are soon drenched with sweat, despite the occasional breezes.
Along the way, two children join us for
half a kilometer before disappearing into a
farm. A woman with a bulging sack on her
head, a baby on her back, and a hoe in her
arm, approaches us from the opposite direction.
"Where are you going," I shout. Afriend
"To the farm," she replies.
"Any water near here?"
"In my village. Not too far ahead."
We walk another twenty minutes. A
few thatched huts signal the village, a collection of about fifteen huts. It is almost
deserted when we arrive. Only a few women
and their children remain. The people do
not speak Twi, the language of people in
Abetifi. They belong to a tribe called Ewe.
(Because Ghana is a nation of many tribal
groups, people are generally multilingual.)
We ask for water.
"Rain water?" I ask one of my friends,
noticing its yellow colour. He does not know.
Afriend asks one ofthe villagers. In Abetifi,
people get their water from taps connected
to tanks hoisted high above the ground. The
tanks depend on an elaborate networks of
pumps, pipes, andother underground tanks
for their holdings.
"From a stream nearby," replies the
"What about Guinea worms?" I ask.
Though I did not know what they were,
I vaguely remembered an article in the
government-owned newspaper, reporting
that they had incapacitated some farmers
in aremote region. One preventive measure
is drinking safe water.
"You don't get them in the rainy season," says a member of our group listening
in on the conversation. (He was wrong as I
found out later.)
I look at the others quenching their
thirst. Some wash their faces. They look
happy. The people here do not have jars to
collect rain water — they get their water
from streams nearby.
No choice. I give my water bottle to a
villager and secretly hope that I can rely on
the doctors back home should I get any
Guinea worms.
""he people here know our destination.
It is the second village from theirs and is
where they get their fish, a man says. He
assures us that we are on the right track.
Shiewuhuden—our destination.
A net hangs on a line. The smell of the
fish lingers. The lake is partially in view.
And we know we have reached our destination.
I look at my watch, soaked with sweat.
We have walked three hours and forty
minutes—at least ten kilometers.
The sky is radiant.
The countryside—lush and green with
tall, sturdy elephant grasses and maize—is
a refreshing change from the brown and
dusty landscape that characterizes some
parts of Abetifi.
With dark, smiling eyes flashing a
warm welcome, a man in his mid-thirties
takes us to the waterfront. Perhaps because
the winds have pried loose bits and pieces of
the land and deposited them in the lake, the
water glows with a golden-orange colour.
Stumps of dead trees poke the surface
of a lake that was once land. The creation of
continued on page 12
January 9,1990
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12:30-130 NJ
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700 Red Cross Standard Tues             630-9:30 pm                  203 Osb             $50.00
First Aid (includes CPR)
701 Fitness Instructor Tues             7:00 -10:00 pm                  GymE              $99.00
702*            Coastal Navigation Wed              6.00-9.00 pm                 203B/Osb           $70.00
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703*                 Basic Sailing Mon              6:00 -9:00 pm                203A/Osb           $50.00
| SKATING - $45.00
400 Beginning Skating Fri
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600 Yoga Mon/Wed
601* Massage                        Mon
602* Squash I (Jan 15-Feb 7) Mon/Wed
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604* Kayaking (Jan. 19-Feb. 9)           Fri.
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January 9,1990 news
Davis exposes racism
by Carol Hui
Angela Davis—notorious
1960's radical, brilliant feminist
theorist and staunch advocate of
human rights—lectured UBC students on the many inequities
which occur within social movements, December 1, at UBC's
Woodwards Instructional Centre.
The lecture was jointly presented by the Black Women Congress, and Will-Do Production.
Davis stressed the importance for social movements to
unite all the victims of oppression.
According to Davis, many
social movements often isolate
racial minorities in their attempts
towards reaching one single goal.
As the founder and co-chair of
The National Alliance Against
Racism and Political Oppression,
Davis is committed to fighting for
judicial reforms, and against police repression, racism, and sexism in society.
"Human rights are important
and the AMS has started a Committee of Students for Equality
and Unity, promoting the awareness of all oppressed groups,'' said
AMS Ombudsofficer Jessica
"We must be careful not to
approach social issues from a
white, educated, middle class
viewpoint. Going to Angela Davis
made me realize the importance of
input from discriminated elements in society and to look at
issues from their viewpoint. This
is the only way to make a real
change, not a superfluous one."
In her speech, Davis noted the
feminist movement as always
having alienated minority groups.
Davis made references to how the
current pro-choice campaigns
have racist implications.
Women of colour are over-
represented in deaths relating to
abortions. After legalization in
America in 1975, black women
represented over 80 per cent of all
deaths resulting from back alley
abortions. Yet women of colour
who suffer the most from not having access to abortions and birth
control are absent from the pro-
choice movement.
Davis accused white feminists of ignoring the experience
and feelings of black women.
"The issue was unintentionally framedracism. Ifyou examine
that perspective [the fight for legal
abortion], it was almost as if they
were arguing that white, economically secure women should have
the right to choice, and poor or
black women have a duty to restrict the size of their family by
abortion," said Davis.
Most of the white feminists
had never faced the potential of
having mandatory sterilization.
Therefore, they did not understand the fear that poor and black
women have towards promoting
Vanessa Geary, AMS director
of external affairs said, "Listening
to Angela Davis has added to my
ideas about feminism, that not all
women share the same experience. But I believe that the differences are not mutually exclusive.
In the AMS's 'Celebrating the Dif
ference' campaign, I am going to
actively pursue viewpoints from
women of colour, creating more
Davis also said that AIDS is
often wrongfully perceived as a gay
white male's disease and that this
image has discriminated against
people of colour.
"I remember in the early '80s
after the discovery of the virus,
there were gay black men whom I
had spoken with and thought that
since they were black, they couldn't
get AIDS," said Davis.
Now in America, black people
dominate in every category as victims. There are proportionately
more black and latino gays, heterosexuals, women and children who
suffer from AIDS.
A black woman is thirteen
times as likely to contract the disease than a white woman. Yet of
the 900 millions dollars allocated
by the federal government to
AIDS, only 10 million goes to organizations directed towards non-
Mark Keister AMS arts representative said, "There is racism in
the gay community, and inter-racially it is dominated by whites.
But I would like to think the gay
community is less racist because
victims of discrimination tend to be
more aware of other forms of abuse.
"Efforts are being done to integrate minorities within the gay
population. In Vancouver, for example, I was aware of efforts to get
a Chinese-Canadian gay group
involved in the mainstream movement," said Keister.
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Invites Applications for the Position of
These positions are open only to registered U.B.C. students. Successful applicants will be required to live in the Residences. Applications
forms and detailed job descriptions are availalble at the Student
Housing Office, Ponderosa Bldg., and at the Front Desk of each single
student residence area: Totem Park, Place Vanier, Walter Gage, and
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6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11,1990 in the Maclnnes Lounge, in the
Gage Residence Common block.
Applications will be accepted from January 2nd lo January 15 th, 1990 at the
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Student aid in dire straits
continued from page 1
rent of food, they're estimating
your costs at about 1985-86
"Lastyear, most ofthe universities across Canada had tuition
increases of above inflation. This
year it's the same," he said.
"It's an indication that universities across Canada will be
digging  into   student's   pockets
throughout the '90s."
Preinsperg is currently looking into an alternative tuition policy known as contingent repayment loans originally advanced by
the economist Nobel laureate
Milton Friedman. It has been
successfully implemented in
Every full-time student would
be granted a loan by the government. Upon completion of a pro
gram, a graduate would pay a
portion of his/her earnings based
on income tax brackets until the
loan is paid off.
"The long term solution (for
tuition) is neither elimination nor
escalation," said Preinsperg.
"No students should have to
pay for tuition up front, but should
have to pay a percentage of what
they earn in the future. "
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CUPpies blast Toronto Sun
continued from page 1
CUP members also voted to
"work for the restoration of ecological sanity, against destructive
technologies and the systems that
promote them, including the nuclear and conventional arms races,
which play a special role in preserving and extending unjust economic and political orders, diverting resources from genuine human and environmental needs."
The McGill Daily and The
Plant (of Montreal's Dawson College) initiated the move to make
CUP more "environmentally con-
scious," according to Wilson.
Current world events implied
that the prior CUP opposition to
the world's arms races needed a
broader focus, he said.
"Issues of development are
likely to become important, because the arms races are, to a certain extent being de-emphasized,"
said Wilson, "Technical development, from the Third World point
of view, will likely become a major
CUPpies also voted to officially condemn The Toronto Sun
and its sibling tabloid newspapers.
After a delegate passed
around a page three from a Sun,
(the page which daily features a
scantily-clad woman), the CUP
Women's Caucus prompted CUP
members to "ban" the Sun tabloid
chain papers from CUP gatherings and to write a letter of protest
to the Toronto paper.
In passing the motion, all
CUP conference delegates agreed
not to buy, read or use the Toronto
Sun and their sibling papers in
any way at CUP meetings, save for
specific instances where copies of
articles from the Sun are needed
for discussion.
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UBC wants growth input
by Dale Fallon
This is the time for members
of the UBC community to voice
their views on how they want to
see the campus grow in the 1990s.
The department of Campus
Planning and Development is circulating a questionnaire looking
for "thoughtful and imaginative
input" concerning the campus'
"Anyone can reply in whatever scope or detail they want to,"
said university planner Andrew
Brown. "Right now we're trying to
understand what the real problems are."
According to UBC president
Strangway's mission statement,
some $165 million of new buildings are planned for completion in
the next five years, not counting
work already under construction.
This past fall a number of
signs were set up around campus
at the proposed sites of future
construction. But according to
Brown, the choices of location are
not all finalized.
He cited the example of the
proposed Main Library expansion
to the west ofthe existing facility.
"That one's caused me a lot of
heartache," he said. "Ifs highly
unlikely that it will be built on that
site ...there's been a lot of opposition."
His department expects to
have general planning concepts
established by mid-year, but the
public's input will be most useful if
it is received before the end of
The public's perceptions of
campus   strengths   and   weak
nesses are extremely important at
this early stage in the project. A
consulting team has been hired,
and an eight member advisory
committee organized to help establish priorities.
The questionnaire is available at the Department of Campus
Planning and Development on
West Mall. The community will be
able to participate further in the
project in public meetings held
this spring.
A comparable plan of academic building needs was drawn
up in the late 1970s, and reviewed
in 1982. It was not implemented
due to a lack of funds, particularly
during the financial restraint of
the early 1980s.
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Road scholarship
The Labatt's Road Scholarship, an anti-drinking and driving
program, is being offered free to
UBC students this weekend.
The driving sessions will deal
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To quote the promotional
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to learn emergency driving skills
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The course will cover topics
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At UBC, the first part, a two-
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January 9,1990
THE UBYSSEY/7 David Hill
My name is David Hill. I am
presently in fourth-year civil engineering. Some of my past experiences include two years on the
AMS council, two years on the
EUS council, and numerous committees within the AMS.
Most ofthe candidates for the
BoG have more or less the same
qualifications. It is up to the voter
to determine the differences between the candidates. Some ofthe
candidates will say that they will
start a dialogue between students
and the administration over various student concerns. The difference between me and them is that
I have already discussed student
concerns about Hampton Court,
tuition fee increases, and South
African investments with the
president of UBC and the administration.
If elected, I will continue to
lobby the administration about
student concerns.
1. Prioritize the top five items
on your agenda for this year.
1. To lobby the provincial government for a better financial aid
package for students.
2. To improve the methods
and quality of teaching through
disclosure of teacher evaluations.
3. To put a lid on tuition fee
4. To have a definite answer
from the BoG as to what percentage of profits from Hampton Place
will go in student housing.
5. To lobby the federal government as to the effect ofthe GST on
2. What is the function of BoG?
The function of the BoG is to
establish the policies that the
administration will be following in
future years. The board makes the
final decision on all economic and
academic decisions that have been
made at lower committee levels.
3. How much influence do you
think you have on BoG given
the fact that student BoG reps
are generally considered token members? Do you intend
on being vocal?
a) The student representative
could be a token vote if that person
allowed himself/herself to be,
however, that person can carry
some influence through talking
individually to the other board
members and to the president, and
it is through this type of lobbying
that the student representative
can carry influence.
b) I already have been vocal with
the president through past meetings where I expressed student
concern about tuition fee increases,   Hampton   Place,   and
South African investments. If
elected, I will continue to express
my views to the president, administration, and the other board
4. Do you agree with the user-
pay policy where the student
is required to foot more and
more of the educational expenses?
No, I don't agree under the
present system where tuition fees
are increasing faster than what
the financial aid package is. The
board must realize that they cannot continually increase tuition
when financial aid is not increasing either.
5. Do you think yearly tuition
hikes are inevitable?
Under the present university
administration, annual tuition fee
increases can be expected since
the administration feels that their
only recourse to make up differences in their budget is to raise
tuition fees. The administration
should try to find new sources of
6. Do you think the university's commitment to excellence in the Mission Statement
is forsaking its historical responsibility of being the great
educator of B.C.?
Although most students
would like to see UBC become a
center of excellence and research,
I feel that the Mission Statement
proposes this excellence at the
expense of undergraduate students and also domestic students.
I hope the university will not forget about the B.C. population.
7. Do you agree with the manner in which the administration handled Hampton Place?
No, I don't agree. The administration more or less steamrolled
the project through and then said,
"This is what we're doing." I feel
the administration does not really
care how students feel about the
project. The administration
should have allowed public meetings before construction started in
order to allow the concerns of students and the general public to be
heard. That way, modifications
could have taken place with the
8.Do you think it is ethical for
the university to become involved in real estate as a
means of raising cash?
I don't think it is really a
question of ethics as opposed to the
university being caught in a
squeeze for money, and therefore,
trying to secure guaranteed
sources of income for the future. If
the government would give the
universities the money they
needed, universities, such as
UBC, would not be forced to enter
the real estate development market.
9. Do you think there is a potential for loss of academic
freedom at the university if
the administration continues
to forge closer link with large
corporations in the Research
and Development field?
No, I don't think the academic
freedom will be lost with corporations providing grants for research. It is cheaper for corporations to have the university do
research as opposed to the corporations themselves doing their
own research and development.
The corporations would lose their
integrity if they tried to influence
the outcome of research.
10. Do you think the present
administration has done a
good job (been a role model) in
light ofthe environmental crisis? And what do you think
they can do the future?
The administration was at
first slow to react to environmental concerns, however, they
are now starting recycling programs which they plan to expand
in the future. However, I feel they
did not study the environmental
impact of Hampton Place as well
as they should have.
In the future they can study
the effects of capital projects as
well as expand their recycling
11. Do you think the BoG—of
which 5-6 members are intimately entwined with the Big
Business community—can be
expected to adequately look
after the needs and problems
of students?
These members cannot be
expected to look after the needs of
students, however, I feel that with
input from the student representatives, these members can be
made aware of student problems,
and hopefully from this information they can make better decisions.
12. Given that the engineers
are the largest block voters on
campus, how strenuous
should the university be in
putting a halt to the Lady
Godiva ride/or any version
there of?
If the board rules that the
Lady Godiva ride is a form of sexual harassment, the board should
take steps to stop the ride. However, the board should not stop the
ride with confrontation, they
should try to convince the engineering students as a whole what
damage the ride might do, if at all
the ride takes place.
13. Do you think that the Montreal snooting of December 6th
was an isolated act of a madman or was it indicative of
prevalent attitudes among
men in our society? Is sexual
harassment a reality on campus?
a) I feel the shooting was an
insane act by a madman, who took
his frustrations with himself out
•against women. Although there is
an attitude problem in general in
society, I don't think Mark
Lepine's behaviour was indicative
of our society.
b) Most definitely. I think it is a
problem that has to be worked on.
14. Do you think the university
has done a fair job in promoting women to positions ot
power? What are the forces
holding women back?
Now that the university has a
sexual harassment policy in place,
I think the university will promote
women as equally as they promote
The forces holding back
women are the attitudes of their
male superiors who don't see
women as their equals.
15. The UBC daycare moved
into new facilities last summer, yet no new spaces for
children were created. Does
daycare deserve a high place
on your agenda?
Yes, daycare does have a high
place on my agenda since it is a
problem for students with kids to
get affordable daycare.
January 9,1990 Governors
My name is Ari Giligson. First,
you may want to know my qualifications. I've been involved with
"student politics" at UBC since I
came here in first year. This was no
premeditated plan, but simply a
quirk of fate. I've been involved
with the science undergraduate
society as a year representative in
'87 and '88, as a publications coordinator in '88, as a representative
to the AMS in '89 and as the president ofthe SUS in ^O. I also have
been involved with the physics
society and the Shito-ryu karate
club (president '89/90).
Ari Giligson
My experiences have taught
me how to deal with students, with
professors and with administrators on campus. I've always done
this work on a purely volunteer
basis. All I expect back is to learn
about people. I don't expect money,
fame, or a tidy little entry in my
resume. As far as the Board of
Governors job is concerned, I have
a pretty good grasp of how things
work. I would be driven to do my
best, and hope to accopmlish something meaningful in terms of student issues.
1. Prioritize the top five items
on your agenda for this year.
1. freeze on tuition.
2. quality of teaching.
3. to figure out what are the
administration's real motivations
at this university.
4. future goals of administration as far as real estate developments.
5. future goals of administration as far as the ratio of undergraduate/graduate work.
2. What is the function of BoG?
The straight and dry definition is that they are the board of
directors ofthe university and that
that they run everything except
the academic standards of the
university which is the job of the
Senate. Sometimes the board is
very influential with what sort of
research will and will not go in at
the university.
3. How much influence do you
think you have on BoG given
the fact that student BoG reps
are generally considered token members? Do you intend
on being vocal?
No one holds any influence on
BoG as far as sitting down and
voting is concerned. Students reps
that simply oppose every vote that
is contrary to the students' interests don't get anywhere. A good
student BoG rep does a lot of work
behind the scenes. This involves
communicating with the other
board members, especially Strangway, and finding out where their
interests and motivations lie on
any given subject. The trick of influencing a decision on BoG, is not
by arguing about it when it comes
up for a vote, but to have your view/
issue put forward on the agenda by
Strangway, the way that the students would like to see it.
b) Most definitely. I've had
experience with the administration one-on-one and in committee
situations, and I would not be
cowed by them.
4. Do you agreee with the user-
pay policy where the student
is required to foot more and
more of the educational expenses?
The user-pay policy makes
sense to an extent. But since society does benefit from the end product ofthe institution, then society
must foot a reasonable part of the
5. Do you think yearly tuition
hikes are inevitable?
Yes, they are inevitable. But
we must try to keep them within
reasonable limits, and certainly
not higher than inflation.
6. Do you think the university's commitment to excellence in the Mission Statement
is forsaking its historical responsibility of being the
greate educator of B.C.?
The Mission Statement itself
does not forsake the university's
role as educator, however, we
must realize that the Mission
Statement is a public relations
package put out by this university's administration, and the
goals of the administration may
forsake the university's role as
7. Do you agree with the manner in which the administration handled Hampton Place?
If I were a real estate developer, I would be very envious ofthe
way the administration handled
the Hampton Place development.
But since I'm a student, the tactics
used seemed to me, very university-like.
8. Do you think it is ethical for
the university to become involved in real estate as a
means of raising cash?
First of all, it's unethical ofthe
university to raise funds through
real estate, when their own students are in dire need of housing.
Secondly, it doesn't make economic sense since extra revenue
generated through real estate
developments may be revenue lost
from the government.
9. Do you think there is a potential for loss of academic
freedom at the university if
the administration continues
to forge closer links with large
corporations in the research
and development field?
Loss of academic freedom is
inevitable as the university becomes more closely linked with
industrial research and development. The money given by industry to do research that it demands
soon becomes the sole scale in
judging the value of the research.
10. Do you think the present
administration has done a
good job in light of the environmental crisis? What do you
think they can do in the future?
The university hasn't done a
good job. The only time they've
moved on environmental issues
was when an opportunity for good
public relations presented itself.
One of the simplest and easiest things they could begin to do is
to cut down on the massive wastes
that bureaucracy produces, and
take steps to recycle paper in their
own operations.
11. Do you think that BoG—of
which 5-6 members are intimately entwined with the Big
Business community—can be
expected to adequately look
after the needs and problems
of students?
I think we have to expect that
of them, and we have to demand it
of them, otherwise we should just
throw our hands into the air, and
go home. Big Business will always
be involved in the running of the
university. It would be my duty as
BoG rep and our duty as students
to show them the profits in being
sympathetic to our needs.
12. Given that the engineers
are the largest block voters on
campus, how strenuous
should the university be in
putting a halt to the Lady
Godiva ride/or any version
Any strong action that the
university takes as far as this
event will be met with strong, if
not violent, reaction by the engineers. If we as students wish to put
a halt to the event, then we have to
convince the engineers that this
would be best for all of us.
13. Do you think that the Montreal snooting of Dec 6 was an
isolated act of a madman or
was it indicative of prevalent
attitudes among men in our
society? Is sexual harassment
a reality on campus?
a) The Montreal shooting came
as a great shock to most people in
Canada since we are not accustomed to such outbursts of violence   in   our   own   comfortable
home. It is evident that our society's attitudes towards women
certainly had affected Mark
Lepine, but for the most part, we
have to realize that the man defi-
nately insane.
b) Sexual harassment is a
definite reality on campus, and not
very much has been done by the
administration about this problem. They have made some improvements in the last two years,
and have set up a sexual harassment committee. But unfortunately, the committee has disproportionately few women on it.
14. Do you think the university
has done a fair job in promo*
tiong women to positions of
power? What are the forces
holding women back?
Like most other large institutions, the university has held
women back from powerful administrative positions. This is not
as much a problem in academic
I think perhaps the old guard
in the administration may not
believe that women have the
drive, the influence, or the connections that men in equivalent positions may have.
15. The UBC daycare moved
into new facilities last summer, yet no new spaces for
children were created. Does
daycare deserve a high place
on your agenda?
With the increased return of
mature students to campus, there
is an increasing population of students in need of daycare services.
We must address the availability
of daycare as it is as much a restriction on a student's ability to
stay on at UBC as is a skyrocket-
ting tuition fee rate.
January 9,1990
<-*• :<V.' v.v Tim Bird
My name is Tim Bird. As director of administration, and then
president of the AMS, and as a
BoG rep last year, I've accumulated a fair amount of knowledge,
experience and understanding of
how decisions are made around
this place. My philosophy is, ifyou
understand how the administration works, you can work with it
and affect changes which will be
beneficial rather than detrimental
to student lifestyle on campus.
1. Prioritize the top five items
on your agenda for this year.
1. Getting some additional
student housing constructed with
the Hampton Place revenue.
2. Areas of financial aid program need immediate work. For
the most part, the allowed expenditures for individual items on the
financial aid application are way
out of date. What they allow someone for rent is probably what rent
was two or three years ago. One of
my pet projects would be revamping the calculation process of the
Also, another problem is that
a lot of students don't qualify for
financial aid because they are
dependents, but their parents
can't afford to pay for their education either, so they are caught in
the middle.
3. Better lighting and more
safety measures for pedestrian
traffic on campus.
4. Setting up better recycling
programs around campus, and
generally taking steps recommended by various environmental
interest groups.
5. I'd like to lobby the administration on expanding the Pit liquor license. The AMS is expanding
the Pit to make room for more
patrons, but as it stands right now,
the liquor license doesn't allow us
to have any more people in there.
2. What is the function of BoG?
On the surface the BoG makes
all the financial decisions for the
university, including building
construction, balancing the
budget, long-term revenue generation, and short-term money
problems such as tuition fees. But
the responsibility of a student BoG
goes deeper than that, into three
levels. They have a right and a
responsibility to actively participate in these board decisions. And
at another level, they have the
same right and responsibility to
participate in the various lower
administrative decisions that affects students such policies made
by the Registrar's office, the financial aid and the student housing.
The third level is that the BoG rep
is a member of student council,
and as such they are a decision
maker within the AMS.
3. How much influence do you
think you have on BoG given
the fact that student BoG reps
are generally considered token members? Do you intend
on being vocal?
a) If the student BoG rep just
goes to the board meeting, and
debates the decisions there,
they're going to be just a token
vote. But if they actively lobby and
participate with the university
administration in between the
board meetings, they can in fact be
fairly instrumental in looking out
for students' interests. The other
board members, in their day to day
jobs, run corporations like Mitsubishi, Canarim and Prospero, so
they're not going to be influenced
by a discontented student who is
grand-standing and spouting out
rhetoric at the board meetings.
President Strangway runs the
university, and you've got to convince him to recommend certain
things to the board, and thafs the
way your voice and your wishes
are going to be accepted by the
b) Yes, 111 continue pushing and
lobbying with the president and
various vice-presidents ofthe university, and to a certain degree itis
effective lobbying the board members, and 111 continue doing that.
It's a slow process and you've got to
keep hammering away at your
cause behind the scenes.
4. Do you agree with the user-
pay policy where the student
is required to foot more and
more of the educational expenses?
No. The tuition portion ofthe
university's revenue should not be
increased. It's atabout 17 or 18 per
cent right now, and should be
maintained below 15 per cent. It's
only been growing above that for
the last ten years. This percentage
portion has been focus of an ongoing debate between administration and students. It will always be
a tug-of-war.
5. Do you think yearly tuition
hikes are inevitable?
Yes. Costs increase with inflation, and there are only three
places to go to find the money for
those increases: the students'
pockets, the provincial government's pocket or budget cuts. In
the long run, the provincial government and the UBC faculty and
staff who have to take the budget
cuts are not going to sit back and
give the students an easier ride.
Knowing that, students have to
continue to look out for themselves
in this debate.
6. Do you think the university's commitment to excellence in the Mission Statement
is forsaking its historical responsibility as the great educator of B.C.?
The times are changing so fast
with advances in technology, and
evolving needs in society that it is
easy to lose the historical perspec
tive of the university as the great
educator. Universities seem to be
turning into a provider and caterer to the economic needs of our
nation. Who is to say whether that
is right or wrong? That's just the
way universities in North America
and around the world seem to be
evolving in the last decade. UBC is
attempting to stay on the cutting
edge of this evolution, so UBC
students are really feeling the
pressure, financially, academically and philosophically.
7. Do you agree with the manner in which the administration handled Hampton Place?
No. There's really no good way
to handle a project like Hampton
Place, but there were a few steps
along the way that if they'd
handled differently, they may not
have taken so much heat. Things
like the lack of public input, the
slash-burning, and infringing on
the daycare property are the major
points that have upset people.
8. Do you think it is ethical for
the university to become involved in real estate as a
means of raising cash?
To be honest, I think the concept is okay. It's more the case of
the university being forced into
such amove due to historic under-
funding. There are other ventures
that may be more appropriate, but
I am not opposed to the university
trying to raise its own money to
finance its own capital projects.
9. Do you think there is a potential for loss of academic
freedom at the university if
the administration continues
to forge closer links with large
corporations in the Research
and Development field?
Yes, there is a danger. The
increasing competition for corporate research money will encourage academics to cater their research towards corporate interests. This will help Canadian corporations and businesses compete
globally, but at the same time,
researchers and professors will be
losing part of their realm of academic freedom whether they know
it or not.
10. Do you think the present
administration has done a
good job in light of the environmental crisis? And what do
you think they can do in the
I guess this administration is
encouraging steps that will benefit the preservation of our environment, but these steps seem more
for the record than anything else.
They're not necessarily leading
the pack as far as environmental
awareness   goes.   The   growing
awareness within the local community will no doubt catch on
within the administration before  too
long,   but   it's
going  to   take
This is a
giant       bureaucracy   that
goes through mountains of paper every
day, and an excep
tional recycling program wouldn't
be all that difficult to administer,
and it would have a great benefit,
not only to the environment directly but it would perpetuate the
awareness among the people involved in this paper-consuming institution. Recycling of paper is
only one small component of what
the university could do to benefit
the environment.
11. Do you think the BoG—of
which 5-6 members are intimately entwined with the Big
Business community—can be
expected to adequately look
after the needs and problems
of students?
Only to a small degree. They
are extremely removed from the
student lifestyle, both by their age
and their financial situation. They
are not completely blind and deaf
to the problems that students face,
but they're probably leery to the
student problems being exaggerated when presented to them.
From my experience, I found most
of them generally sympathetic to
some of the more common problems like the cost of housing, the
various bottlenecks within the bureaucracy, and the lack of lighting
on campus.
12. Given that the engineers
are the largest block voters on
campus, how strenuous
should the university be in
putting a halt to the Lady
Godiva ride/or any version
It seems that the Lady Godiva
ride means one thing to the engineers, and something completely
different to many other members
of the campus community. I believe the engineers are trying to
understand how the Lady Godiva
ride could be offensive. And I know
for a fact that they are trying to
come up with a solution to this
whole problem. The problem is
that the engineers and the people
who've got the engineers under
fire cannot agree on what would be
inoffensive and acceptable. What
the engineers have to understand
is that displayinga woman as a sex
object in any form, with clothes on
or not, hits home to many people
with a pang. What the critics ofthe
Lady Godiva ride cannot dismiss
are the good things that come out
ofthe engineering undergraduate
society. I feel it's only a matter of
time before the engineers can find
something acceptable to take
the place of
this tradition.
the Montreal shooting of Dec
6th was an isolated act of a
madman or was it indicative of
prevalent attitudes among
men in our society? Is sexual
harassment a reality on campus?
a) I think the gunman was obviously insane, I don't think that's
debatable. What is debatable is
the general level of sanity within
our society, and I think that, although he was a madman, he was
not the only madman out there.
Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I
don't think this man is the typical
example of what Canadian men
are like. There is no doubt that
there are a lot of twisted and
mixed up men and women in our
society, and maybe it's true that
society accepts chauvinistic and
unhealthy behaviour displayed by
men far more readily than it ought
b) Yes. Sexual harassments exists in all kinds of forms on campus, from crude sexist jokes, to
insinuations of sexual favours in
return for marks or promotions, to
physical sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can't be ignored or
downplayed, but itis not nearly as
bad as it was 20 years ago.
14. Do you think the university
has done a fair job in promoting women to positions of
power? What are the forces
holding women back?
It's pretty plain to see that
there are way more men in influential positions on campus than
women. Who can really understand all the forces at work? Traditional roles are a major barrier in
moving ahead in this regard. We
only have one female dean. She's
the first female dean and she's
only been here for three years.
Traditionally, deans have been
male at UBC. Similar forces are
extended down the administrative
ladder. Out ofthe concept of traditional roles all kinds of attitudes
and old-fashioned judgments are
perpetuated, and I'm sure some of
these prejudices are the reasons
why we see more female secretaries than female department
heads. It's nice to see these
changes finally coming about.
15. The UBC daycare moved
into new facilities last summer, yet no new spaces for
children were created. Does
daycare deserve a high place
on your agenda?
Yes, of course it does. The
daycare system has been tremendously improved as far as
the quality of facilities. But
the   cost  and   the   limited
number of spaces serve as
barriers to parents who
are  trying to pursue a
career, whether they are
students, faculty or
January 9,1990 Governors
My name is Wendy King. As a
senator, I have learned the workings of the Senate and Board of
Governors. I do believe the student representatives on the BoG
can sway opinion and affect decisions. I also believe that I have the
skills to do this.
There are many issues before
the Board which are of serious
concern to students. It is too late to
change the Hampton Court real
estate development. Our energies
need to be focussed on more pressing issues like ensuring a commitment for more student housing
and slowing the growth of our
rapidly rising tuition fees.
There are a number of other
issues brought up in the Mission
Statement which need to be addressed. President Strangway
states that we are competing for
quality professors in North American market-place and thus we
must pay them competitive salaries. Frankly, I agree with him,
but I would like to see their salary
structure changed. Dr. Strangway
states we must strive for excellence in research as well as teaching, but he only pays lip service to
teaching. In order to guarantee
quality teaching there must be
significant financial incentives for
good teachers.
Another issue is that of increasing the number of graduate
students and the amount of research done at the university,
while reducing the number of
under-graduates admitted to
UBC. Dr. Strangway points to the
best universities in the United
States as role models. Stanford
does indeed have about equal
numbers of graduates and undergraduates, however, there is one
big difference: Stanford is a private university, whereas UBC is
public and is in large part responsible for the under-graduate education of B.C. I could effectively
challenge the Board on these and
many other issues.
1. Prioritize the top five items
on your agenda for this year.
1. Teaching quality. I think
there should be incentives for professors to concentrate on the
teaching quality instead of just researching.
2. Housing for students.
3. Making sure that the Mission Statement does not close
doors for average students.
4. The employment equity
program which UBC is currently
formulating must be implemented
carefully to avoid resentment, ie.
Candidates should only be hired if
they are the most qualified.
5. Keeping tuition down.
2. What is the function of BoG?
BoG looks after the financial affairs of the university and the
general running ofthe university,
hiring and firing of faculty and
3. How much influence do you
think you have on BoG given
the fact that student BoG reps
are generally considered token members? Do you intend
on being vocal?
a) Students reps on BoG represent two out of 17 members. I don't
think other members on the board
are close-minded. I hope they'll be
open to persuasion.
b) Yes. I do intend on being vocal.
4. Do you agree with the user-
pay policy where the student
is required to foot more and
more of the educational expenses?
No. I don't agree. As students
are required to foot more ofthe bill,
education becomes less accessible.
Wendy King
5. Do you think yearly tuition
hikes are inevitable?
No. I don't think they are inevitable. With government funding increasing and more private
donations, the tuition can be kept
6. Do you think the university's commitment to excellence in the Mission Statement
is forsaking its historical responsibility of being the great
educator of B.C.?
Yes, I do think they are ducking some of their responsibilities
by trying to become an elitist university. I think that UBC can't
look to universities like Harvard
and Stanford as role models since
those universities are private and
have different obligations. Pursuit
of excellence in research and
teaching is noble but Dr. Strangway's idea that increasing the
GPA for admission will reduce the
number of students who fail out is
fallacious. More interest in the
students' well being and better
quality teaching is what is really
7. Do you agree with the manner in which the administration handled Hampton Place?
No. I don't agree. I think that
it was a bad move given the student housing shortage. The only
type of real estate development I'd
like to see is student housing.
8. Do you think it is ethical for
the university to become involved in real estate as a
means or raising cash?
The danger here is that there
is only a finite amount of land, and
the government might decide to
reduce funding in light ofthe university's new source of income.
9. Do you think there is a potential for loss of academic
freedom at the university if
the administration continues
to forge closer links with large
corporations in the research
and department field?
Definitely. The best research
in history has been done without
ties to corporations. Such grants
should be sought but very carefully.
10. Do you think the present
administration has done a
good job in light of the environmental crisis? And what do
you think they can do in the
Recently, they've implemented a recycling program, but
in implementing the program
they've been very slow. They
should actually use recycled products to create a demand for recycled products.
11. Do you think the BoG—of
which 5 to 6 members are intimately entwined with the Big
Business community—can be
expected to adequately look
after the needs and problems
of students?
I think that it's important to
have student representation on
the board to ensure that student
interests are looked after. I think
it is good that members of the
business community sit on the
board considering that the board
is dealing with the financial end of
the university affairs.
12. Given that the engineers
are the largest block voters on
campus, how strenuous
should the university be in
putting a halt to the Lady
Godiva ride/or any version
The Lady Godiva ride reflects
badly on engineers, and so the
administration should put pressure on them to stop the ride. Yet
the administration should not dictate the terms to the engineers.
Engineers ultimately should decide if their image is desirable.
13. Do you think that the Montreal shooting of Dec 6 was an
isolated act of a madman or
was it indicative of prevalent
attitudes among men in our
society? Is sexual harassment
a reality on campus?
a) There's violence against
women in society which needs to
be addressed. I don't think one
crazy man represents the feelings
of society or men in general.
b) Definitely. I think it's a serious issue and I'm glad to see that
UBC has a policy on sexual harassment, however I think it is
important that the program is
monitored to make sure it is doing
a good job.
14. Do you think the university has done a fair job in promoting women to positions of
power? What are the forces
holding women back?
No, I don't feel they've done a
fair job as, for example, there's
only one female dean. I think their
attitude is better now, but it will
take time for this to show. For
instance, positions of deanships
don't come up that often, so it'll
take time before women are common in these positions.
15. The UBC daycare moved
into new facilities last summer, yet no new spaces for
children were created. Does
daycare deserve a high place
on your agenda.
Daycare affects a relatively
small percent of students, but it is
very important that those who
need it, have adequate space.
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the Akosombo dam had flooded
the lowland along the rivers, forming an artificial lake.
People get their water from
the lake, he says.
With all the common water-
borne diseases existing in the region, how could people drink this
brown water? I stand on the bank,
dazed. My eyes pierce the waves
bobbing up and down in rhythmic
unison with the winds; reality
slammed shut around me; my
thoughts get lost in the distance.
Many people in the developing world die from water-borne
Afriend shakes my shoulders.
It is time for a boat tour. He and hi s
sons row us to the middle and
In this remote corner of the
country, people are almost completely isolated from the world
surrounding them.
Fishing is the main occupation of the people, many of whom
have migrated from the coast.
Some are also subsistence farmers, planting cassava, plantain
and yam.
There is no electricity. The
lake is the main avenue of transportation and communication.
When a villager was bitten by a
snake   one   morning   when   he
ambled to the farm, his relatives
paddled 10 kilometres to get to a
health post. There are two teachers sent by the government, and
the village elders take turn teaching at the elementary school built
by communal labour.
The government of Ghana has
waged an Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) awareness campaign
and at almost every pharmacy,
posters remind people of the
simple but effective treatment.
(ORT is a simple treatment consists of giving the affected child
enough solution of salt or sugar to
recover from water loss.)
But the children here still
suffer and die from diarrheal diseases because their mothers are
not aware of ORT.
People depend on one another
here. The extensive networks of
kinship and friendship among
them are the linchpin of their
Few speak.
Each walks at his or her own
pace. John Evans Ackon, a plumbing instructor, takes his shoes off,
gives one to a friend, balances the
other on his head, and walks like
After half an hour, the guide
and some others vanish from
sight. The gap between the guide
and us is now about two kilometers. I struggle to keep myself in
the middle.
The descending darkness and
the prospect of climbing the mountain at night with no flashlights
spur us on. Victory is still far.
We pass a small bridge. I was
not aware of its presence on the
way there in the morning. But this
time I notice it—and the children
too. They are about nine to eleven
years old. Some are knee-deep in
the stream with their buckets.
They stare at us—the well-
dressed city people—in silence.
The sight jolts me out of lethargy. The blaze ofthe tropical sun
is fading fast. Soon each will walk
home with a bucket on his or her
head. How far they must walk, I
don't know.
The trek up the mountain is
more treacherous than the one
coming down: gravity and energy
not on our side.
The chill has already invaded
the mountain when we are half
way up its dense slopes. A whiff of
hard realism grips us—all romantic visions of the trek crushed to
Finally a white stucco house
— at first a glint — cradled in the
twilight steeped in an orange
glow, and a bus idling nearby come
within sight. Four hours and
twenty minutes we have walked.
As the sun dips below the
horizon, I glance at friends limping behind me like zombies and
burst into laughter —tinged with
joy and bitterness.
Saturday, July 8th, 1989.
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some conditions apply. Departure tax $19 not included.
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January 9,1990
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Pucksters pour on power
by Michael Booth
The offense is back.
After spending much of the
first half of the season relying
heavily on the goaltending heroics
of Ray Woodley, the much vaunted
Thunderbird offense exploded for
36 goals in seven games and
served notice to the rest of the
Canada West conference that the
T-Birds will be a contender for a
playoff spot.
At Calgary last weekend, the
T-Birds split a pair of games with
the top ranked University of Calgary Dinosaurs, dropping a 7-6
decision Friday before rebounding
with a 4-1 win on Saturday.
In Friday's game, UBC took a
two-goal lead into the third period
only to have it evaporate during a
four on four situation early in the
frame. Shortly after that, Calgary
timed a line change to perfection
and scored the winning goal.
"They caught us on a line
change, broke in three on two, and
got the winner," said UBC head
coach Terry O'Malley. "We were a
split second off on our positional
play but we put it all together
Centre Scott Fearns demonstrated a preference for the Olympic-sized ice surface by connecting
for three goals to while defense-
man Henry Czenczek, and wingers Joe Sobotin and Gregg Del-
court rounded out the T-Bird scoring. Forward Barry Bracko paced
the Dinos with four goals.
Thunderbird goaltender Ray
Woodley was the story on Saturday as he kicked out 25 Dinosaur
drives en route to a 4-1 UBC win.
Woodley was particularly outstanding in the dying minutes of
the game when, with UBC clinging to a 2-1 lead, Calgary had a two
man advantage for one minute
and sixteen seconds.
Woodley came through under
pressure though and the T-Birds
put Calgary away with a pair of
empty net goals. Centre Rich
Dusevic paced UBC with a pair of
goals including the game winner.
O'Malley was pleased with his
team's efforts in the series and
singled out the play of defenseman
Peter Twist and Woodley.
"Anytime you hold Calgary to
one goal indicates your defensive
assignments are strong and your
goaltending is solid," O'Malley
The T-Bird hockey was active
in two tournaments over the holidays, traveling to Los Angeles before Christmas and hosting their
own competition before New
In Los Angeles, the T-Birds
participated in the Great Western
Forum Tournament against the
University of Alberta, Michigan
State, and the University of Denver.
The tournament was the
brainchild of former Los Angeles
King owner Jerry Buss to try and
create interest in college hockey in
Southern California. Although the
organizers claimed that over 9,000
tickets had been sold, only around
4,000 bothered to show up for any
given game in the tourney.
In the opening game of the
tournament, UBC took Alberta to
triple overtime before succumbing
4-3. The loss relegated UBC to the
consolation round where they disposed of Denver by a 6-3 score.
Woodley, winger Kevin Hoffman,
and captain Grant Delcourt were
all singled out for their solid play
by O'Malley.
The Thunderbirds then returned home to host their Diachem
Thunderbird Classic against the
University of Manitoba, defending
national champion York University, and the University ofToronto.
The T-Birds manhandled
York 5-1 before running into
slightly tougher opposition from
Toronto in the second round. The
T-Birds prevailed 7-4 to advance to
the final against Manitoba.
The final game was close until
the third period when UBC made
costly errors which resulted in the
T-Birds coming out on the short
end of a 5-4 score.
"Manitoba has a speedy team
that kept us off guard and we
missed our chances to put the
game away," O'Malley said.
"We took a lead only to make key
mistakes late in the game which
cost us the game."
Delcourt.Hoffman, Czenczek,
and of course Woodley were all
singled out for their play by O'Malley.
Next action for the puck-Birds
comes this weekend when they
host a pair of critical games with
the University of Regina Cougars.
UBC must win this weekend if
they are to have any chance at
earning a playoff spot. The games
will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbird
Birds trot to top in track
by Teresa Rind
The UBC track team showed
promise in their first indoor meet
of the 1990 season at the University of Washington Invitational.
UBC men's and women's
middle distance runners were
dominated by the Thunderbirds.
In the men's 800m, UBC captured top spots with Tom Girard
first (1:56.4), Shane Bilodeau second (1:57.1), and Larry Nightingale fourth (1:57.4). The 800m
results will be used in selecting a
4x800m relay team for the Mill-
rose Games in New York next
In the women's mile, UBC's
Susan Chalmers ran away with
first place (5:12.0), while Phil Ellis
was third (4:14.0) in the men's
Gold and bronze were captured by the UBC in both the
women's and men's 3000m races.
Teresa Rind led the women's event
(10:23.3), followed by Frederique
Schmidt third (10:30.5). Phil Ellis
continued his strong performance
and won the men's race (8:29.4).
Larry Nightingale finished third
Adding to the strong UBC
showing was Rachael Marten's
second-place finish in the women's
300m and John Stevenson's third-
place finish in the men's 600 yard
In the field events, Thunderbird shot  putter David Groves
easily surpassed the CIAU standard with a put of 14.62 metres,
good for fourth place, while the
UBC jumpers also gave excellent
performances. High jumper Andrew MacFarlane made standard
by clearing 2.01 metres for third
Triple jumpers Derek Hansen
and Byron Jack did so with leaps of
14.58 metres and 14.30 metres,
respectively good for third and
fourth places.
Byron Jack also performed
well in the long jump with a 6.73
metre indoor personal best (fifth
The next competition will be
the Golden Bear Indoor Meet in
Edmonton on January 19-20th.
• healthy food choices
• surviving residence food
• eating on the run
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Starts January 11th
12:30 — 1:15
meets weekly for four weeks
meet at Student Health
room M334, University Hospital
sponsored by the Outreach Program
SUB 100A, 228-4846 or MAIL BOX 60,
c/o AMS Business Office, SUB Rm. 266
Friday Evenings,
Fireside Lounge
Graduate Student Centre
Walter Zuber Armstrong - Flutes
January 12th, 5 pm
Theatre Sports
Performances by UBC's
Theatre Department
January 19th, 6 pm*
Nathanial Hurvitz - Guitar
January 26,7 pm
Presented by
the Graduate Student Society
* time for Theatre Sports
subject to change, watch
UBYSSEY 'tween Classes for
confirmation of time.
Fireside Lounge Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 3 pm -11 pm
Friday  3 pm - 1 am
FEBRUARY 24. 25. 26 AND 27
Student Health
the Age of Aids and other STD's
JAN. 16,17 & 18, 11 am to 2 pm.
(main floor SUB).
Videos, visuals and vital information
courtesy of UBC Student Health Outreach,
P.W.A. (People with Aids) and
AIDS Vancouver.
SPECIAL EVENT: Tuesday, Jan 16, 11:30
Dr. Tom Perry, MLA for
Vancouver Pt. Grey
introduces a special showing of the
Why was it controversial??
Come & see! Other videos to follow.
January 9,1990
Students who applied last summer and fall for aid through the B.C. Student
Assistance Program and qualified for B.C. Student Loans are reminded
that their loan documents (Certificates I) are available for pick up in the the
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Birds split with Bears
by Joe Altwasser
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
comes to mind when one analyzes
the play ofthe Thunderbird men's
basketball team this weekend.
The Birds split a pair of weekend games with the University of
Alberta Golden Bears at the War
Memorial Gym.
The Birds were mauled by the
bears 107-79 in the Friday night
match before recovering Saturday
and pounding them 98-77.
Friday night the Birds were
out hustled and out-rebounded by
a well organized Albertan attack
which was led by their deadly
backfield combination of Sean
Chursinoff and Dave Youngs.
The Thunderbirds lost the
match underneath their own hoop
as the rugged Golden Bears completely dominated the boards. The
Bears were up 59-40 at the half
and never looked back.
Chursinoff was the dominant
player of the match, continually
penetrating the UBC defence to
lead all scorers with 24 points.
A disappointed UBC coach
Bruce Enns said the Thunderbirds' lack of boards and defence
was the major factor in the Birds'
And Albertan coach Don Horwood was "shocked" by the outcome ofthe match and noted that
he had worked all week on the last
second shot in anticipation of close
games all weekend.
Horwood never had an opportunity to employ his last second
play in the Saturday match either,
as UBC pulled a 49 point turnaround and sedated the Bears 98-
Enns was particularly
pleased with the character the
team showed in the victory coming
on the heels of the rout the night
Freshman David Williscroft
set the UBC tempo early with a
slam dunk off a fast break which
helped the Birds reclaim their
wings and take flight.
Fourth year 6'8" Mike Clarke
backstopped a tough UBC defence
and also dropped in 24 points as he
provided the key to the UBC turnaround according to Enns.
J.D. Jackson with 25 points
and team captain Al Lalonde
rounded out UBC's scoring with
Sean Chursinoff again led all
scorers with 29 points which
helped earn him CIAU player of
the week honours.
The Thunderbirds are in second place behind UVic in the tough
Canada-West conference with a 6-
2 record.
The T-Birds travel to Calgary
next weekend to tangle with the
fourth-place Dinos.
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Birds best Pandas twice
by Michael Booth
The Thunderbird women's
basketball team continued its new
found winning ways by sweeping
two games from the struggling
University of Alberta Pandas 74-
59 and 63-49 at War Memorial
Gym on the weekend.
The wins were the fifth and
sixth in a row for the women's
squad, which has improved considerably after a potentially disastrous 0-4 start to the season.
Friday the T-Birds erupted
for 11 points in the early minutes
of the game, and established an
eight point lead they did not relinquish. They led 38-30 at the half
and cruised to a 74-59 victory in a
game that was much closer than
the final score indicated.
The Pandas played a close
guarding, physical game throughout, and aside from giving up the
early lead, played the T-Birds
tough on their home court.
The T-Birds were led by third-
year forward Jenny Smallridge
who shot 61 percent from the floor
for 22 points. First year guard Lisa
Nickle chipped in with 14 points
including one three-point shot
that helped build UBC's early
lead. Second-year forward Tracy
Henger led all Panda scorers with
17 points.
UBC head coach Misty Thomas was pleased with Small-
ridge's play as it represents the
steady improvement in her game.
"Jenny's playing well lately,"
Thomas said. "She's contributing
more than just her shooting ability
and has developed the other aspects of her game."
As in Friday's contest, the
Saturday match was a hard fought
affair with both teams trading
baskets for much ofthe game.
The Pandas led for much ofthe
first half before UBC grabbed a 28-
26 halftime lead. Much ofthe first
half was a scrambly affair with
numerous missed chances which
served to highlight each team's
post play. Dorit Ahlbom shone in
this capacity for the T-Birds as she
fought for rebounds in the paint.
"Dorit played a solid first
half," Thomas said, "but she is also
afflicted by the team disease of
being unable to complete a lay-up."
The second half was played
almost as erratically as the first
with the two teams combiningfor a
total of eight points in the first
seven minutes. The T-Birds gradually assumed control ofthe match,
forcing the Pandas to play more
physically, and risk fouls in attempting to regain control of the
The strategy backfired though
as UBC sunk ten straight free
throws to ice the win. Free throws
were a big part of the T-Birds win
as they connected on 86 percent of
their attempts for 18 points, up
from 68 percent and 13 points the
night before.
Fourth-year guard Sue
MacPherson paced the T-Birds
with 17 points and provided the
team with leadership when the
score was still close. Alberta centre
Joanna Ross was the Pandas hot
hand as she scored 17 points off
seven field goals and three free
Alberta head coach Diane
Hilko was noticeably upset about
the losses, allowing that the Pandas now find themselves "behind
the eight ball with only six weeks
"We have four or five players
that need to play more consistently," Hilko said. "We are better
than our record indicates, but losing doesn't help."
Despite recording their sixth
straight victory, Thomas was cautious following the game.
"I'm happy that they were
both wins but I am not extremely
pleased with the way we won. I
guess it's better to win playing
average than to play great and
lose, but I would rather play great
and win," Thomas said.
The T-Birds next action
comes this weekend with a pair of
games in Calgary before returning
to the friendly confines of War
Memorial Gym for successive series against the University of Victoria and the University of Lethbridge on the following weekends.
The games against Lethbridge and Victoria are rematches in
which the Thunderbirds hope to
avenge earlier season losses.
"The girls are upset about
those losses and feel that they can
compete with those teams," Thomas said. "Now we will get to play
them back here and will hopefully
prove it."
UBC chess team finishes fifth
Imagine three days in a hotel,
and being roomed a few floors
above the playing site. No need
even to go outside. Hordes of college students talk about "crushing" their opponent with a series of
moves in the Sicilian Defence.
Instead of listening to people
cheering, you listen to clocks ticking as if a bomb were about to
explode. Between rounds, lines
such as, "You idiot—why didn't
you trade queens when you had a
chance?" are heard in team discussions.
Insanity? No, it's the Pan-
American Chess Tournament, an
annual event drawing together
colleges and universities from all
over the continent.
The 1989 version was held in
Salt Lake City, Utah starting
December 27.
UBC's   team   of   Nicholas
Spears, Jeremy Crowhurst, Dale
Haessel and Henry Chiu finished
the nineteen team competition in
a three-way tie for fifth. Not bad
considering the team began the
weekend ranked ninth.
The UBC team, who made
their first appearance at the tournament, had their moments of
drama, tying with the perennial
powerhouse University ofToronto
in a match they could have won.
for A.M.S.
Executive Positions
Director of Finance
Director of Administration
Coordinator of External Affairs
Close of Nominations:    4:00 p.m., Friday, January 19th
Elections will be held on January 29, 30 & 31,1990.
Nomination Forms can be obtained & returned to the Administrative
Assistant S.U.B. Rm. 238.
Evening Polls, Wednesday, January 10,1990
as follows:
4:00pm to 7:00pm
(Board of Governors Election Only)
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
S.U.B. Sedgewick Library
Daytime Polls, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
January 10,11, and 12,1990
9:30am to 4:00pm
C.E.M.E. Building
Computer Science
Hebb Theatre
Sedgewick Library
Henry Angus
War Memorial Gymnasium
(Subject to students being available to run these polling stations.)
Candidates from which Two are to be elected:
Tim Bird (Fifth Year Education)
Ari Giligson (Third Year Science)
David Hill (Fourth Year Engineering)
Wendy King (Third Year Arts)
(One to be elected)
Jason Brett (Second Year Engineering)
Benjamin Prins (Third Year Engineering)
(Voting will take place in the C.EM.E. Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Jeff Moss (Third Year Arts)
David Stratkauskas (Second Year Music)
(Voting will take place in the Buchanan Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Michelle Bain (Third Year)
Karen Cherry (Second Year)
(Voting will take place in the Henry Angus Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Angiola-P. de Stefanis (Second Year)
Tracey L. Jackson (First Year)
(Voting will take place in the Law Building only.)
(Two to be elected)
Simon Cridland (Second Year)
Sean Fitzpatrick (Second Year)
Lise Kirchner (Second Year)
Kelly MacDonald (Second Year)
Chuck Reasons (First Year)
Raj Samtani (Third Year)
L.M. (Bill) Sheddy (Second Year)
Laura Stanyer (Third Year)
Micheal Watt (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Law Building only.)
(It should be noted that any allegation or irregularities with these elections
must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 48 hours ofthe close
of polling (exclusive of weekends or public holidays) and must include the
signatures of at least three students eligible to vote.)
January 9,1990
Senator Representatives
from individual faculties
Jason Brett (second year Engineering)
Benjamin   Prins   (third  year
Jeff Moss (third year Arts)
UBC is faced with numerous
issues which affect not only present day students, but future students as well. As a third year Arts
student I am deeply concerned
about these issues. In the years I
have spent at UBC, tuition has increased by 10%. This creates a
financial elite at UBC, not unlike
many American universities. Although less expensive than in the
United States, education should
continue to remain in the grasp of
all students at UBC.
I am a Political Science major
who is involved in many UBC
clubs and organizations. This
history of involvement will continue with my election to the Senate. I will be a voice for all arts
students on the committees on
which I will serve. These senate
committees affect all aspects of
our campus life. I would like to
work toward improving campus
life for all students.
On January 10, 11, and 12
please vote Jeff Moss for Arts
Senator in Buchanan A-block.
1.1 feel they should be reviewed by
the Dean's office so that a fair
evaluation ofthe proffesors teaching ability is made. Theyshouldbe
used by the professor to improve
upon the teaching ability, but also
by the Dean's office so if a true
problem with the professor does
exist decision regarding his or her
future at the university can be
made. I don't think any decision
solely by the evaluation but in
conjunction with a formal evaluation by the dean's office.
2.Various courses in each of the
departments should be offered to
the student at the affiliated colleges to provide students with a
wide assortment of choices, but a
considerably more limited choice
of courses should be offered than
at UBC.
David Stratkauskas (second
year Music)
1. They should carry some weight.
as to the professors career. Obviously they should not have the
total control over wether the professor is going to have a job or not,
but if a general trend is noticed in
the responses be it good or bad
some thing should be done. A
committee within each faculty
formed with a specific purpose of
reviewing the questionnaires and
acting upon them might be a good
idea. The committee could be
composed of representatives ofthe
professors students and administration.
2.1 think that the courses offered
at these satellite locations have to
have an aspect of practicality. By
that I mean that some ofthe more
specialized and less common programs would not be feasible. But
programs such as education,
broad arts degrees, and simpler
sciences for instance would create
graduates able to fulfill important
and numerous positions within
those communities. In other
words the graduates from these
colleges should be able to take up
roles within those communities.
Michelle Bain (third year
My name is Michelle Bain. I
was born and raised in Vancouver,
and I graduated from Windermere
Secondary in 1987. Presently, I'm
in my third year of Commerce with
a major in Marketing.
I believe that I am well quali-
fiedforthepositionofSenator. My
experience with the Commerce
Undergrad Society has been extensive. Iamathirdyearmember-
at-large and a 2-65 Coordinator. I
was the Promotions Co-ordinator
for the 1989 Career Doors, and am
on various committees including
Admissions Forum and the Social
These experiences have
helped me gain self-confidence
and a sense of what my fellow
students want and need out of
their education and their educational facilities. I have learned to
work well with people in groups,
and how UBC runs on a daily
1. First of all the professors should
get a copy of them so that he or she
can utilize what his or her
strengths or weaknesses are and
be able to change those weaknesses for the better. In the classroom situation it is his teaching
skills that are being evaluated not
how well he researches and papers.
2. Because ofthe limited resources
affiliated colleges should offer the
more basic courses such as English 100 and Math 100 which are
required for most degrees.
Karen Cherry (second year
Hi! My name is Karen
Cherry. I am in my second year at
-UBC in the Faculty of Commerce.
I am running for the position of
Commerce Senator.
Throughout my life I have
been very active in community
activities. I was a competitive
swimmer from the age of six to
seventeen and continue to swim on
a recreational basis two to three
times a week.
I graduated from Steveston
Senior High in 1988. In high
school I was involved in many
activities including the journali sm
club and ski and swim teams. I
also assisted in coaching the swim
team. I was a member of the
Junior Government as well.
I have been working as a lifeguard for three years. I also teach
swimming lessons to children,
adults, and special needs individuals. Prior to being a lifeguard
I was a swim coach with a local
Richmond swim club. I organized
children's as well as master's programs.
I am in the Faculty of Commerce at present and wish to go
through the accounting option for
the faculty. Upon receiving a
Bachelor of Commerce degree, I
hope to enter the Faculty of Law
and later practice Corporate Law.
I enjoy being involved in student activities in and around
UBC. I am a second year member
at large and a member ofthe 2-65
committee. As a 2-65 MALI act as
a liaison between the second year
students and the Commerce Undergraduate Society. I am also the
Assistant Social Coordinator and
am responsible for assisting the
Social Coordinator in planning
social events for commerce students.
By becoming Commerce
Senator I would wish to keep the
The Senate plays an important role in the academic governance of UBC. It is charged with
considering faculty proposals for
new courses, programme content
changes, new degree programmes
and the like. Whether students
become suffocated or enlightened
by these structural areas of the
University depends upon, among
other things, the focus and success
of these programmes. It is crucial
that existing programmes and
new programmes facilitate academic growth.
Any issue coming before me as
the Senator representing the Faculty of Law would be carefully
scrutinized and analyzed. Uninhibited by the frequent disapproval of contrary opinion, I would
reject proposals not contributing
to the maintenance of the University as an institution committed to
growth and exploration.
I need the support ofthe Faculty of Law in this election to ensure that these opinions are adhered to and expressed loudly, on
behalf of the Faculty of Law in the
higher learning, development,
and education, is creative exploration without restraint. The University should remain a sacred
institution where all is possible
and where there are no barriers to
The Senate plays an important role in the academic governance of UBC. It is charged with
considering faculty proposals for
new courses, programme content
changes, new degree programmes
and the like. Whether students
become suffocated or enlightened
by these structural areas of the
University depends upon, among
other things, the focus and success
of these programmes. It is crucial
that existing programmes and
new programmes facilitate academic growth.
Any issue coming before me as
the Senator representing the Faculty of Law would be carefully
scrutinized and analyzed. Uninhibited by the frequent disapproval of contrary opinion, I would
reject proposals not contributing
to the maintenance ofthe University as an institution committed to
L What should he done with the instructor
evaluations filled out by students each year?
2. What kind of courses, given their limited
resources, should he offered at affiliated colleges?
lines of communication open between the Faculty of Commerce
and the UBC Senate by making
sure both parties are aware ofthe
other's concerns.
1. The professor should be made
aware of the content of evaluation.
If it is a positive criticism the professor can take note of that, and if
it is negative the professor should
attempt to accommodate the
wishes of the students. If problems continue to exist other faculty members should take appropriate action.
2. Courses should be offered
consistent with the demand and
should be taught in a similar
manner to those in the university;
however, students should be expected to transfer to UBC to finish
the degree.
Angiola P. de Stefanis (second
year Law)
The University, as an environment ought to be, and has historically been, the centre for germination of new ideas. Central to
higher learning, development,
and education, is creative exploration without restraint. The University should remain a sacred
institution where all is possible
and where there are no barriers to
1. I think they should be given
more weight when the professors
are evaluated for tenure and or
promotions. Also, they should be
looked at carefully when deciding
the professor should be teaching
that particular course.
2. A broader range of courses and
disciplines should be offered at
affiliated colleges than are currently available. Given the ever
increasing cost of education and
living in the city it, is economic
sense to offer post secondary education closer to where people live.
Tracey L. Jackson (first year
The University, as an environment, ought to be, and has historically been, the centre for germination of new ideas. Central to
growth and exploration.
I need the support ofthe Faculty of Law in this election to ensure that these opinions are adhered to and expressed loudly, on
behalf of the Faculty of Law in the
James   McQueen   (Agricultural
Bryan McGuinness (Dentistry)
Sarah Mair (Education)
Pamela F. Silver (Forestry)
Brian Goehring (Graduate Studies)
Anna Callegari (Pharmaceutical
Orvin Lau (Science)
Wendy King (At-Large)
Loveleen Lohia (At-Large)
Rob McGowan (At-Large)
Mark Nikkei (At-Large)
Brian Taylor (At-Large)
C.E.M.E. Building (Applied Science)
Buchanan Building (Arts)
Henry Angus Building ( Commerce &
Business Admin.)
Law Building (Law)
January 9,1990 LETTERS
Get rid of them
Being a new student at this
campus, I'm constantly amazed by
the strange and wonderful things I
see around. One of them is the
extremes to which the caretakers
go in order to remove the leaves in
certain areas ofthe university. In
this "war on vegetation", no expense is spared; I once saw a crew
of no less than twelve men using
everything from gas-powered
blowers to hand-powered rakes to
bulldozers in their battles.
I must admit that these guys
have done a great job on most of
the grounds (it's getting hard to
find a single leaf on Main Mall),
but they must not know where the
Buchanan Building is, for not a
single leaf lies undisturbed from
the place it fell to. I'm talking
specifically of the courtyard between A and C blocks, and of the
stairs leading down to the courtyard itself. Hundreds of people are
forced to trample on this mottled
mess of plants every day, and no
one seems to notice that it needs
cleaning up. It's getting so bad
that students have to wallow
through puddles of slimy gunk
that were once leaves if they want
to go to Buchanan D Block.
I think it's high time someone
took care of these leaves. They're
dirty, they're dangerous, and they
look like shit. For a university that
prides itself in its appearance as
much as to pay workers to clean up
the leaves on campus, it seems to
me altogether stupid to disregard
a building as frequently visited as
Buchanan. So come on boys, clean
up the compost heap.
James Dolan
Oracle from the
past explains
I have had the privilege of
once again reading your esteemed
rag, and I thought I might enlighten you on the origins of your
current Constitution the Referendum procedure.
Prior to 1980, The Student
Representative Assembly, as it
was then called, was comprised of
some 50 members. All the Senators, BOG members and Undergraduate reps met occasionally
and decided on the affairs of state,
one of which was to choose an
Executive from amongst ourselves. Because we encountered
the same apathy as you in some of
the Undergrad Societies, The SRA
President was often elected by
Representatives who were often
acclaimed. The President had
reasonably limited powers, but
was often sacrosanct in his office.
Well, he thought so anyway.
So a great effort was made by
several people, namely Bruce
Armstrong and myself, and some
other advisors, to change this
macabre set up into a more democratic assembly. Thus we introduced several new constitutions
over a year and a half, the final one
being that which governs your
esteemed Alma Mater Society
Many changes were made
including the provision for electing the AMS President from the
Student Body at large, increasing
the influence of that person by
making him a spokesperson for,
and accountable to the student
A second change was made
which is now causing so much
anguish: namely the Referendum
procedure and specifically the
SRC recent outcome. We considered many options. One method is
to add up the number of yes and no
votes, and if this is greater than
15%, then the quorum is made.
The majority side then prevails.
Indeed many referenda prior
to 1980 were dealt with in this
manner. The difficulty with this
method is related to the age old
problem of apathy on campus. The
best way to defeat such a method of
referendum was to not vote, as any
referendum had a better chance of
failing because of a lack of quorum
than a clear majority. Lowering
the percentage required for quorum only opens the AMS to many
frivolous referenda being passed,
and also admits defeat on the
apathy question. We didn't want
to have a Bylaw which in any way
encouraged students not to vote.
Thus we devised the quorum
system you have today. It makes it
possible for a referendum to pass
or fail, given a significant number
of students are in favor, and encourages the minority side to
"rally their vote" without fear of
being hoisted on their own petard.
The issue of what 10% of the
student population is quorum is a
little stickier. To my knowledge,
quorum was meant to be 10% of
the people who are involved in the
day to day life ofthe AMS. It was
meant to exclude individuals taking a single night course and students who are always off campus,
such as those at VGH. It was
meant to include the Education
students who were off on temporary teaching assignments. The
number of UBC students is not all
that easy to determine. In hind
sight, it could be more specifically
defined, such as using some terminology from the Registrar's Office
(which we did), but revising that
terminology as often as the Registrar does (which we didn't).
On the matter of this particular Referendum, the results are in,
and someone is appointed to interpret them. Disenchanted parties
can always appeal to the Student
Court. Unfortunately few systems
are perfect, but it is towards perfection that one must strive.
Considering that last year a
reasonable clear majority of students were in favour of the SRC,
and none of them complained or
changed the rules about quorum
or referenda etc., it would appear
that the SRC should be a go.
Brian Short
P. Eng
EUS Prez 1979
AMS Prez 1980
Foresters are
Shawn Hedges' letter of Nov.
24 concerning Mark Wareing's
presentation on B.C. forestry
practices necessitates a reply to
clarify some issues obscured or
misrepresented by Mr. Hedges.
Mr. Hedges alleges that the
Western Canada Wilderness
Committee has "refused to conform to... simple guidelines" set by
the G.V.R.D. to control access to
our watersheds in their efforts to
provide evidence of the negative
effects of the current practice of
controlled clearcut logging in
those same watersheds. This is a
lie. W.C.W.C. has not only repeatedly offered to meet those requirements in order to gain access, but
has practically begged to be allowed to do so in order to penetrate
the veil of secrecy that shrouds the
G.V.R.D. management of our
drinking water.
Mr. Hedges also refers to a
landslide in the Capilano watershed that he maintains occurred
in 1975. Mr. Wareingis well aware
of this fact. What concerns Mr.
Wareing is that the initial natural
slide was considerably aggravated
by subsequent clearcut logging in
the area in 1983 despite this evidence of soil instability. The slide
now covers a total area of 5.6 hectares. Nor is this slide an isolated
incident;  anyone  who  attended
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otic self.
Mr. Wareing's talk with their eyes
open would have seen abundant
photographic evidence to the contrary.
Finally, Mr Hedges accuses
Mr. Wareing of presenting a
"strongly biased and unrepresentative view of forestry practices in
B.C.", and doing a "great disservice to the forest industry and the
public" as a result. It is surprising
that Mr. Hedges seems blissfully
unaware of the fact that, aside
from the employees of companies
like Fletcher Challenge and some
members of his own faculty, there
are few voices raised in agreement
with today's forestry practices.
From Auditor General Kenneth
Dye to professional foresters like
Mark Wearing or Herb Hammond,
the opinions of those who are not
presently garnering a salary from
the forest companies themselves
(or contemplating the distinct
possibility of doing so in the future) are rarely found to be celebrating the state of one of B.C.'s
most valuable industries. Mr.
Wareing, rather than expressing
an unrepresentative viewpoint,
would seem to find himself in the
company of individuals who represent a far broader sampling of our
society that the foresters and forestry executives who oppose him.
Perhaps Mr. Hedges is uncomfortable with the knowledge that the
management of the resources on
which the future of this province
depends is no longer the sacred
property of those who stand to
make a buck from them. I would
urge him, along with any of his
classmates who share his views, to
re-evaluate his role as a future
custodian of a public resource. The
times are a-changing for the better, and it is those who refuse to
change with them who will be
doing the public a disservice.
Tim Howard
4th Year History
Hey Kids, SUS
reviews profs
The Science Undergraduate
Society does indeed conduct and
publish an annual student survey
of professors. The Black & Blue
Review, after becoming a rather
inflammatory publication devoted
to prof-bashing in the '60's was
officially disowned by the Administration and no doubt contributed
to the downfall of the SUS twenty
years ago. But this decade, the
B&B has resurfaced with a somewhat more professional bent.
Last year's B&B asked eleven
questions, eight on the prof, two on
the course, and one on both. Rankings went from 1 (strongly agree)
to 5 (strongly disagree). Although
many sections only had one or two
people reporting back, we got 25%
to 30% response from a good many
classes—easily enough to go by,
Now, the 1984-85 and 1986-
87 editions were ridiculously
small. (None were published in
1985-86.) To receive two responses
from a two hundred student class
was common; I don't believe any
section got more than about ten.
Whether the SUS wasn't allowed
to canvas in classes or it just
didn't, I don't know: but all student answers were filled out on
bulky computer cards, twenty-two
questions per course, at a booth
outside CHEM 250 one week in
late March.
This past year, of course, we
used no such archaic method, and
we won't this year either. But after
our summer mailout, which went
to all incoming Science students
and contained the Black and Blue,
we hope that we won't have to
explain so often what the survey is
and how to get hold of it. (You
didn't get a mailout? Blame Canada Post. We sent you one—but
enough people share your predicament that by now we've run out of
extra copies.)
In late February and all of
March, look for SUS types in Science classes, or grab a form in any
Science club office, or the SUS office, or from The 432. Get it into us
by the end of classes and it'll be
All Science students ought to
get a copy ofthe finished Black &
Blue. We feel it's important in
choosing professors and courses to
know where you're likely to enjoy
That's not all we do, either.
We also have a Teaching Excellence Award for Science professors, awarded annually based on
the recommendations of students.
Nominations go on during both
terms—by students. The faculty
aren't consulted, since who can
better judge teaching calibre than
the classes being taught?
Why do we have to do our own
questionnaires? Why not leech off
the much more complete survey
forms collected by the departments? Well, a year or two back we
approached the faculty about getting hold of, if not the departmental survey forms, then at least the
results. We were given an emphatic negative: that the survey
results were studied, that actions
were taken where warranted, and
that they were in any event not for
Is this fair? Well, that's getting inflammatory again, and
there's no need for that. The departments have a right to not tell
us if they don't want to. But we as
students feel we have a right to
know ahead of time which professors are teachers and which mere
David W. New
Editor, The Guide/The Black
& Blue Review.1989
Undergraduate Society
January 9,1990
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Sniffy's lessons
If you are open-minded, you can learn from anyone. Even a little rat.
For those not familiar with Sniffy's tale, Vancouver "performance
artist" Rick Gfoson planned to drop a 25 kilogram weight on top of Sniffy last
Sunday in front of the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
Fortunately for Sniffy, 300 animal lovers gathered to stop Gibson from
performing his "art". The crowd turned on Gibson, yelling at him and
roughing him up, in Sniffy's defense.
The Province had a field day, putting two photos of the rat in the paper.
(We're surprised he didn't make Smile of the Day.) Sniffy was the lead story
in their Sunday edition, dominating the first three pages and meriting the
lead editorial. Monday, the story was still being flagged with a follow-up story
about his subsequent adoption on page six.
The Vancouver Sun was somewhat better, writing only one story
yesterday on the fracas downtown.
Even the The Globe and Mail wrote extensively about the Sniffy affair.
Dwelling on this relatively small atrocity in a world of enormous atrocities to
entertain the public was a waste and could have instead been used to investigate real issues.
What Gibson really succeeded in doing, whether he meant to or not,
was to expose the enormous amount of hypocrisy we are willing to accept
in our daily lives.
Many feel morally safe condemning Gibson but not many recognize
the contradictions between their outrage at Sniffy's near premature death
and, for example, eating meat twice daily. They make no connection
between that Big Mac at McDonald's and Old McDonald's cow.
But, of course, Sniffy's death was uncommonly inhumane and cruel.
Bullshit. Take even a short glance at factory farming, the source of most of
our meat. In the scramble for the most cost-efficient, profit-intensive method
of producing meat, cows live their entire life in stalls without enough room
to even turn around 180 degrees, chickens without room to raise a wing.
Veal calves are kept completely anemic so they stay white and tender.
Chickens are stuffed, fire into a single battery cage, about one and a half
square feet per chicken, so densely packed their natural urges are frustrated, and they often peck each other to death or resort to cannibalism. To
prevent this their beaks are often cut off.
We don't really mind slaughter or blood. We just don't want to have to
see it.
Sniffy of course was an appropriate story for media saturation during
the few days its novelty value lasted, ft was a single, isolated incident. It was
something that could safely be condemned by most of us, demonstrating
our moral righteousness. Most importantly, it was an injustice we could do
something about.
Factory farming, no less atrocious or cruel, on the other hand, is unfit
for public consumption through the medium of the press. Its brutalities are
on an immense scale, institutionalized and systematic. They are harder to
deal with, to understand, and to challenge. And of course we are the ones
who are guilty, not some marginalized artist.
It is we who might have to change the way we live, and, certainly, our
menu selection demands primacy over the lives of millions of animals, bred
specifically for our dinner plates. Furthermore, to devote the first three
pages of any issue of the major papers to factory farming would be to make
a direct, upfront attack on several major, powerful corporations and industries, like ITT, who own ham farms, or Greyhound, who own chicken farms.
This, of course, is unacceptable.
Outraged by the Sniffy affair? Don't eat meat. Enough said.
January 9,1990
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Joe Altwasser thought he was a cabbage. Franka Cordua-von
Specht tried to convince him, with the ever-faithful reasurrances of
Yukie Kurahashi and Martin Chester, but there was no changing
his mind. He pulled Rick Hiebert aside and whispered "tell me
really, am I a cabbage?* but Ricky just stared, afraid that if Joe was
a cabbage he might be a potato. Keith Leung overheard, and stood
on a chair, proclaiming Joe was a cabbage if he wanted to be a
cabbage. Paul Dayson, Michael Booth, Mark Nielson and Rebecca
Bishop belted out "Joe is a cabbage" to the tune of Happy Birthday.
Frustrated, Joe headed to the offices of Lyanne Evans and Omar
Diaz, where they were conferring with Nadene Rehnby. "Am I a
cabbage?" he demanded. Omar and Nadene thought maybe he'd
taken a role in a vegetable play and ofTered to help him with his
lines. Lyanne snuck away and was seen crossing something off a
mysterious list Joe sought the help of not-so-Joe-steady Ernie and
Ted, but when they heard his question, Ernie looked it up in the
graphics book and Ted started talking pointsize.Theyjust didn't get
it. Joe sought out some unbiased new staffers. Keith Rathie and
Nicholas Spears, didn't get it...they thought it was an inside joke,
and thought best to just nod and smile...it wasn't in the styleguide.
They asked Dale Fallon and Ian Wallace to explain, but when they
asked "is Joe a cabbage?" Dale just wondered where the hell these
new staffers were coming from. Joe thought Chung would tell him
the truth, but Chung jus t said "I am NOT getting involved". Joe had
nowhere to turn. He went home, and was greeted at the door by a
mouse "Hi, honey, dinner's ready...we "re having CABBAGE rolls."
He checked into St. Nowhere. Carol Hui, Hai V. Le and Li Hao and
made it into a mini-series, with Dan Andrews as cinematographer.
Greg Davis shook his head, whistling a tune down the now empty
corridor..."the vile-est rag just ain't what it used to be..."
Jo* Altwasser • Franka Cordua-von Specht
Keith Uung •  Nadene Rehnby • Chung Wong
train of thought
still boarding
at the station?
Dear Dr. Strangway;
This letter is in response to the speech you
gave at the UBC memorial
service for the fourteen
women killed in Montreal
on December 6th, 1989. I
was by turns aghast, offended and angry at your
use ofthe word "inappropriate" to describe an event of
such horrific magnitude and
with such far-reaching implications for the very functioning of our society.
What signification did
you hope to import by stating that the murder of these
"people" (Mark Lepine did
not radomly kill people that
day; he murdered women)
was inappropriate, and especially so in a university
environment? Does that
mean such an action would
be appropriate elsewhere?
Do you mean to reduce this
massacre of innocents to a
social error, a case of being
in the wrong place at the
wrong time? Is this simply a
violent act, committed by a
deranged individual about
which we can do nothing but
mourn its tragic consequences? I think not.
Marc Lepine's actions
may have been extreme but
as SFU criminologist Neil
Boyd has stated, "He was
not produced in a vacuum -
at some level he received
support for violence toward
women." Lepine was part of
a society which is silent in
regards to violence in the
home for the most part,
which did not provide criminal legislation for charging
men with raping their
spouses until 1983, in which
enlightened male university students respond to a
"No Means No" campaign
against date rape by posting
"No Means Bondage" signs
on campus, wherein a provincial judge gives a sex offender a light sentence because his three-year old vic-
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tim (female) was being sexually provocative. Are these
actions simply inappropriate as well?
A period of mourning, of
grief, is necessary but so is
action. As a university community and as responsible
social beings we must challenge those social constructions which continue to repress women by devaluing
their work in the home, creating prejudices against
their entering non-traditional fields, and generally
valuing female life less than
that of males. As an institution of higher education, I
believe UBC should be leading the way in such endeavors. If you agree with me I
would be most interested in
hearing your proposal for a
plan(s) of action. If you do
not agree I would be equally
interested in hearing the
rationale of such a position.
Sandra Gillespie
Graduate Studies
Support your
local forest
Carmannah Valley,
South Moresby Island, the
Stein Valley; these are B.C.
forests that are being protected and hopefully preserved, through protest. I
am in support of preserving
our oldest and most beautiful forests, but I feel we must
be realistic. Because the
lumber industry is one of
our provinces largest, our
natural resources have been
and will continue to be exploited. Do not misunderstand me; forests such as the
ones mentioned previously
should continue to stand.
There is an answer to clear-
cut logging and it is in the
form of reforestation. Reforest what? Oh right - you
mean tree planting. Preservation is what hippies-gone-
yuppies do in the summer.
This, unfortunately, is how
seriously the general public
views preservation and reforestation. What is the
government doing to change
this? Let me tell you. I spent
my summer in northern
B.C. planting trees. Every
day, on every logging block,
during every contract, I
could stand at the height of
the block and only see clear-
cut barren land. There was
no standing timber within
my scope. It was a sad feeling. What also is sad is the
living conditions a tree
planter must experience:
4:30 a.m. mornings, cold,
wet tents, poor food, scorching heat during the day, a
wrath of man-eating insects, 5 layers of dirt on your
body from 5 days of work,
and too much beer on the
one day off. These are only a
very few things. The actual
camp conditions could be
drastically improved with
increased governmental
support. No one wants to
plant trees because they
have heard the horror stories that accompany the job.
Better conditions would
draw more planters. More
planters would mean more
growing trees in our province. Although the life of a
reforester is somewhat less
than comfortable, it brings a
sense of satisfaction knowing that we are not only
preserving, but recycling
our vast, but diminishing
forests. We need government backing. And no, we
are not all hippies.
Lisa Campbell
Phys. Ed. 4
Women should
The most recent UBC
calendar lists the number of
women in regular session as
15,399, which is 673 more
women than men. Presumably, in the recent past there
have been roughly equal
numbers of women and men
at UBC. Yet there isonly one
female dean and the number of male professors far
outweighs the number of
female professors. Perhaps
one can argue that in the
past more men graduated
with PhDs and there were
some sexist hiring attitudes
that prevailed and these
considerations have changed.
This may be so, but
what is the attitude toward
women in positions of power
at the student level? When
was the last time there was
a female AMS President or
female student representative on the UBC Board of
Governors. In a Ubyssey
article before last year's
election, Tim Bird said, "I
think there are alotof issues
that concern women in a
different way than they do
men," and "How can a group
of men sit around and make
a decision on an issue like
The first thing to point
out here is that very few
women run for the higher
offices. Last year four men
ran for Board of Governors
and three men ran for AMS
President. Why is this when
there are more women than
men on campus? One argument is that without examples or role models to follow, women students simply
don't see themselves in
those positions. I don't know
if this is true, but certainly
what we must do is carefully
consider any female candidate running for such positions.
Perhaps the election of
one or two females to the
highest student positions
will encourage other qualified women to run in the
Brian Taylor
Economics 3
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January 9,1990 LETTERS/OPINION
Crying leaves
condemn condos
I haven't stayed in Vancouver
very long yet, but I have already
seen the death ofthe forest on the
corner of 16th Ave. and Westbrook
Mall giving its place to "Hampton
Place" and I feel like I have to write
something about its sorrowful
death, about its brutal murder.
A small group of people have
destroyed something again for
their own limited, narrow reasons.
A peace of nature has disappeared
again forever, giving room for
some new building towers and
making money for someone who
perhaps has just gone for a trip to
the Caribbean to celebrate his new
takeover, or feels kind of happy
driving his brand new Mercedes
he has just bought from the profit
he made.
But I would like to tell these
people that I can hear every morn-
ingthe cry ofthe leaves ofthe dead
trees lying on 16th Ave. under the
tires of my bike. I would like to tell
them that they have killed a piece
of myself, a piece of reality and
they have made a significant step
in the killing of the soul of our
planet. Everybody passing this
"newly civilized" piece of land will
feel a bit more stressed, will have a
bit more psychological problems,
will be a bit less kind to others, will
lose a piece of inner peace and a
piece of love. And we are losing our
love and natural reality step by
step until we don't have anything
more left to lose, and at this
point...at this point will come the
Tibor Szikszai
Cities are too big
Regarding the question how
to get people to and from UBC in
an environmentally sound way, I
suggest a Skytrain line. The
Skytrain system makes long-term
sense because it combines speed,
low pollution/person-kilometer
rate, and capacity for low-impact
expansion. When the cost of roads
is added into the cost of cars and
buses, the Skytrain alternative
makes more short-term fiscal
sense than first appears.
The only major drawback to
Skytrain is the inevitable accompanying economic pressure to turn
areas along the Skytrain route
into high-density zones. This
would reduce the residents' quality of life if not carefully limited
and regulated. This danger might
well be realized, given that some
members of the current Vancouver city council and the UBC BoG
are blind worshippers at the altar
of unlimited economic growth, and
in some cases appear to be recipients of large political donations by
developers. However, to get environmentally sound rapid transit
in the first place we are going to
have to elect more environmentally responsible public officials,
who will presumably be more sensitive to such concerns.
The fate of all cities is either
maximum-density squalor or legislated limits to growth - this is a
fact of population dynamics. Realization of this fact is essential to
the solution of any major urban
Nick Sleigh
GSS study area
Calling all graduate students.
Did you know that UBC is one of
the few schools in Canada that has
its very own Graduate Student
Centre? In most other institutions
grads have to duke it out with
clubs for space in a single student
union building. We, on the other
hand, have a very nice, very large
building built and left to us in trust
by the Thea Koerner Estate. We
also very recently proved our
commitment to our centre by
agreeing to a $5 a year fee for
capital improvements within the
However, there is a wee problem. The Graduate Student Society (GSS)has sunk $15,000 of your
money into renovations of the
penthouse so that grads will have
a quiet study area, the like of
which is not found anywhere else
on campus. The walls were
painted, new carpets were laid,
etc. The only major thing left to be
done is putting in track lighting so
people can work there past 3:30
pm on winter afternoons. Now we
get to the problem. Sometime in
July, the University administration told physical plant to not do
the GSS track lighting work order.
Why? Well, it seems that our esteemed administration has decided to alienate the grads from
their penthouse so that they could
tear out our renovations, sink in
$250,000 worth of their own, and
put the Professor's Emeriti Association in there instead. Not that
we have anything against the
Profs Emeriti but the space was
left in trust for grad students and
grad students only (opinion of
independent legal council). The
university, however, seems to
have the idea that they have the
right to do anything they please,
anytime and anywhere they
please, no matter who they have to
shaft in the process. Besides,
who's going to stand in their way?
So then, the issue (and it's a
biggie), is over who actually has
control of the space. Administration uses the argument (in addition to their belief in their divine
rights) that grad's don't use the
space anyway. The GSS argues
that the space previously wasn't
usable because the university
wouldn't put any money into renovating the penthouse for our use.
Now at our own expense, it is very
usable and an ever increasing
number of students are using this
quiet, newly hospitable, work
area. But to use the area past 3:30
overhead lights are
necessary...and the university
won't allow the GSS to put hose
lights in...thus perpetrating their
contention that grads aren't using
the space, therefore they can take
it over etc. etc.
What can you do about all
this? Well, assuming you want to
keep the area for you, the other
4000+ grads and the 2000 additional grads coming in over the
next 5 years, you can: (1) start
occupying the penthouse (maybe
bring your own study lamp); (2)
call or write the president's office
and tell them how you feel about
use of the space and the lighting
holdup; and (3) let the GSS know
your feelings on the subject. Basically you need to stand on your
constitutional student rights to
stand up against the big boys, to be
radical, and to cause a big stink!
Sue Young
Geography Grad
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I cannot remain in student residence this summer, even though
her course is a full year in length.
I was informed that the residences
are rented in the summer to convention-goers, a.k.a. people who
count. Now, being by nature a
reasonably pragmatic individual,
I have made an honest and sincere
attempt at viewing this policy in
the light of economic necessity for
the university. But, no matter how
hard I try to appreciate Housing's
position, my thoughts are nagged
by a recurring question of admirable simplicity: Who the fuck
were these residences built for,
anyhow? Housing's belief is that
we're goddamned lucky to be allowed to live here from September
to April, and ifyou don't hibernate
in the summer, it's your own problem (never mind the public, private, and student funds that were
solicited to build these student
residences). Like, has the Education department just forgotten to
tell Housing that they're holding
classes year-round now? I don't
think so. I think and this is what
led to the afore-mentioned insight
I think the University likes money
(ready for this?) more than it likes
students. I think they consider
students insignificant.
All I can say is, wait 'til those
bastards are eighty, and want me
to pay rent. Ha.
Timothy Kenyon
Arts 3
Graphic: The Martlet
Reader wants
So what has happened to
UBC's wandering minstrel? You
know who I mean - the combination prophet and Middle Eastern
terrorist, playingaflute. I miss the
strains of Celtic folk that filtered
in through the Fine Arts Library
windows. Admittedly I am not
very fond of Jethro Tull, but thatfe
OK. Perhaps the rain has rusted
his flute. Perhaps he is making it
in a big way on Granville Street.
Hopefully we will be hearing him
again soon.
Arts 4
Bike lover on cars
HAHAHAHA!! I'm just hysterical!! This happens every time I
hear someone bitching about
parking and "B" lot, wherever it
is. I think I might find it and hang
out there some day just to entertain myself. I am so amused with
the strife of others because I am a
supremacist. A cycling supremacist.
Tough times for students, no
parking. I can't think of anything
more trying. What a joke. Fm
afraid 111 have to slag all you
motorists. Basically you are a
bunch of knobs, like really stupid.
(O.K, there may be a few exceptions like people physically unable to cycle and I don't mean
physically out of shape people.)
So now you ask, why am I stupid?
I will explain in simple terms. We
are in the midst of an environmental crisis. Especially frightening are the greenhouse effect
and ozone layer depletion.
Greenhouse effect means our climate is screwing up. Areas that
are currently producing the most
food will stop producing food (severe drought) and we will have to
move from our coastal cities (flooding due to polar ice cap melting).
Ozone layer depletion will leave us
looking like cancerous bits of
crispy bacon. Guess what is contributing the most damage in both
cases. Yes, that's right, CARS!
Evil hydro-carbon burning beasts.
(Just because you drive a truck,
van, scooter or motorcycle doesn't
mean you are exempt from being a
knob).    This is where people get
really stupid, especially students
who are motorists. And ifyou were
one of those people who really felt
for all the poor little animals in the
oil spill and you still drive-you are
the ultimate stupid knob.
Students invest multitudes of
money and tonnes of time into
their education, their future.
Some students do so for interesting, fulfilling jobs to benefit humankind. Other students have
short term monetary reasons for
their education, great paying job,
great car, great house, all that
wonderful yuppie consumer
stuff. But have you ever really
thought about the future, even if
you cannot see beyond yourself?
The majority of scientists around
the world only give us ten years to
change our attitudes and environmentally damaging habits.
Ten years, you just might be getting that BMW by that time.
Better get one with a toxic fume
filter. Our little blue green planet
is already spewing our waste
back at us. So think of a few
alternatives to your toxic fume
and acid rain producing vehicle.
At least decrease your depen-
dance on cars. Don't destroy your
future with today's conveniences.
Mind you, cars are good for
two things. The mafia thought,
well hey, while cars are producing toxic fumes, let's put PCBs
into the gasoline, it's basically
the same as toxic waste incineration. The smog cars produce is
really good at blocking out the
dangerous rays from the sun. So
if the ozone layer goes, everyone
will be migrating to the cities.
New York and L.A. will be such
by Tonya Zadorozny
January 9,1990
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