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 THEUKSSEY
Volume 75, Number 22
Friday November 27. 1992
(day without art)
December 1st is World
AIDS Awareness Day.
lb commemorate World
AIDS Awareness Day, the
International arts community has dubbed December
1st "Day Without Art".
Ihe AIDS epidemic has
hit the arts community
particularly hard. Many of
our best and brightest
artists have died of AIDS,
and many more will die
before a cure has been
found.
On December 1st,
galleries around the world
will hang black curtains in
front of artworks. Cinema
screens will be dark. Public
sculptures will be covered.
Ihe purpose is to show you
what a world without art
would be like.
Art is the creativity of
expression. The production
of art has been closely tied
with hope for the future
and perpetuation of survival: producing an artwork
ensures that there will be a
definite material culture to
pass on to the generations
of tomorrow; and by
producing an artwork, an
artist has some chance at
immortality in that her/his
work will live forever.
Day Without Art serves
to show the need for a cure
for this plague which
strikes at the heart of our
future: the brightest and
youngest of our generation.
December 1st is a day of
sadness. We remember
those who have died of
AIDS, and the many more
who will die before a cure is
found.
Dr. Peter, BC's most
well known person with
AIDS died last week. But
we must also remember
the many more who do not
have memorial services
attended by 900 friends;
the unknown face of AIDS.
But December 1st Is
also a day of hope. Hope
that a aire will be found;
hope that carriers of HIV
(the virus widely believed to
cause AIDS) will not
develop AIDS; hope for a
future without AIDS. ; w* u w
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Trades workers walk out!
by Frances Foran
Over200UBClabourers
stopped work Wednesday in
protestover the reactivation
of a job description they fear
threatens the livelihood of
skilled workers in every
trade at tiie university.
"They are trying to do
away with the higher paid
trades and when they are
finished with us they will
start with everybody else and
bring in'utility workers to
cover their job description,"
said CUPE local 116 spokesperson and worker Frank
Walsh.
"These people are not
qualified or licensed to do
tradeswork."
Tradesworkers at Plant
Operations said yesterday
the university is reinstating
a dormant job class of utility
workers with the intention
of making the higher paid
skilled tradesworkers redundant.
The move to reactivate
the generic utility workers
is the precursor to layoffs,
said Walsh.
"Basically we are worried about our jobs because
the job description covers
almost every trade at the
university that these guys
can work at. There has been
the case where labourers
who have usually done these
jobs were not called back
because of this job description," he said.
Representatives of
CUPE 116 tried to have the
job class stricken from their
collective agreement during
Industrial Relations Council mediated talks with university representatives yesterday.
The trades workers who
walked out on Wednesday
are expected to return to
work today. Arbitrating
talks are slated for December 7.
The university reactivated the job title last June
by arbitrarily switching the
job titles of two
tradesworkers. CUPE
workers said yesterday.
Since that time two utility
workers have been taken
on at Plant Operations and
four more are expected.
According to the CUPE
116 tradesworkers, the job
title has existed in their collective agreement since
1965 but has not been used
for twenty years.
The threat of utility
workers is the generic job
description which could encompass the duties of specialized tradesworkers,
Walsh said.
"One day they can be
painting, one day they can
be fixing the fence, then they
can be polishing the boss1
car because the job description says 'and any related
duties', It could mean anything . . . they could say
mass or hear confession."
According to CUPE,
several grievances filed over
the university's intentions
to make skilled workers redundant have been ignored
since June.
But Paula Martin from
UBC's Human Relations
said the university has assured tradesworkers that
no layoffs are planned.
However, she conceded that
there have been terminations of seasonal labourers
and workers whose job contracts have expired.
Moreover she said that!
the title is being reinstated^
only out of necessity and does
not entail plans to streamline the campus workforce.
"A lot of the buildings
on campus are middle-aged
and need minor repairs, like
small electrical jobs. These
are things that utility workers can do so that highly
skilled labourers can con-i
centrate on more skilled jobs.
It's just not a job class that |
has been active," she said.
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Science frosh 50 per cent women
by Mellissa Fung
Barbie was wrong.
Math isn't too tough for
"girls," at least not at
UBC, where for the first
time, 50 per cent of first-
year science students are
female.
"This is a big step in
removing the biases of
women in the sciences,*
said Judith Myers, associate dean for the promotion of women in the Faculty of Science.
Enrollment for
women is up 5 per cent
this year from 45 per cent
for last year's first-year
class, a substantial increase compared with
only 35 per cent in 1985.
However, this in»
creaseinthe male-female
ratio is not met by the
same increase in faculty
ratios. Although Myers
concedes there is a problem, she is optimistic
about the future for
women in the higher ech
elons of the faculty.
"I think that's a very
important and in some ways,
amore difficult step. There's
not a lot of hiring going on,
but there will be in tiie next
few years because there will
be more retirements," Myers
said.
"There are more women
that have been hired in the
last three to four years in
science. Things are much
better than they were before."
Myers' short-term goal
would be to see at least two
women in each department,
with a longer-term hope of
at least 30 and up to 50 per
cent, depending on the de*
partment.
She attributes this
trend toward the changing
attitudes and the way
courses are taught. "I think
the women who are coming
in are just a much more
confident group of students
than they were before.1"
And their grades show
it. Based on the results of
last year's class, female
science students do veiy
well in science and math
courses—in many cases,
better than men.
But Myers is still concerned about the attitudes
in the classroom. "You've
really got to be aware of
the problem and talk
openly about it." Although
the immediate solution
seems to be retirement, she
says that there is reason to
be optimistic.
"I think that attitudes
about teaching are being
evaluated in amuch stronger light now.
"We can expect a
change, and that as this
happens, confidence builds
and as confidence builds,
more attitudes will change
about the traditional Toles
of women in the professional sciences."
So maybe Barbie
should start applying to
medical school.
Perry regrets slamming Strangway
by Rick Hiebert
Advanced Education
minister Tom Perry has
apologized, to a degree, for
critical comments about
UBC president David
Strangway.
Earlier this week, Perry
implied to reporters outside
the legislature that
Strangway was not too intelligent and lying in a conflict over provincial government funding of UBC's
World Of Opportunity capital campaign.
"I have said in the legislature and I am saying now
that if I said anything that
he takes offense at, I am
sorry," Perry said in an interview last night. "I think
ifs time to put any dispute
behind us. I have no intention to attack Dr.
Strangway."
Strangway and Perry
have been publicly squabbling over the NDPs cut to
the matching program that
helps to fund tiie UBC campaign, which pays for new
buildings, bursaries and
programs.
When the program was
set up in 1988, the Social
Creditgovemmentpromised
to set up a five year program
of $20 million grants match
ing private donations to
UBC.
Earlier this year in the
provincial budget, the NDP
cut funding for the matching
grant from $20 million to
llOmillion, due to budgetary
constraints, Perry said.
The cuts became a public controversy after the
"resignation" of two members of the UBC Board of
Governors last week. Perry
asked for Richard Nelson,
former ceo of BC Packers,
and Asa Johal, ceo of Terminal-Forest Products to
resign from the BoG, so he
could appoint Shirley Chan,
a community activist and
former aide to Mike Harcourt
when he was mayor of
Vancouver, and Tom Berger,
a fomer BC Supreme Court
judge, Native rights activist
and a former leader of the
BC NDP from 1966 to 1969.
Johal, in an interview
with The Vancouver Sun,
said Perry had replaced the
board member in case there
was a fight over the capital
funding cuts in a BoG
meeting and the government
needed allies. (Perry has
publicly refused to comment on this.)
UBC     president
Strangway, who was un
available for comment last
night, said earlier this week
that the provincial government has only in recent
weeks told UBC that it is
seriously reconsidering its
committment to the matching grants program.
Perry exploded at hearing this from the legislative
press gallery reporters. "It
makes me wonder how he
earned his PhD," he said. "A
person in his position of authority has a responsibility
to tell the truth."
Last night Perry said
the university was first told
about the changes to the
program since the budget
was brought down in March.
"I find it troubling that
Strangway has let on that
he didn't know about this,"
Perry said. "I find it also
troubling that the university
feels that it can tell the provincial government how it
can spend its budget."
Perry said the program
has been cut because the
Socreds didn't set aside
money for it. He added that
although he liked the idea of
the program and isn't ideologically opposed to private
donations to universities,
another $10 million cut may
be necessary for next year.
"What should we cut in
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decision has to be made still, I
butthe economy doesnt look I
as if it will turn around!
overnight," Peny said- "We j
do have to decide what is the I
highest priority for each|
dollar that we spend."
Alma Mater Society
president Martin Ertl is not
impressed with talk of the
matching funding cut.
"All thisis unfortunate,"
Ertl said. "The last thing we
needis skirmishing between
the minister and the president ofthe university."
"Building thatare being
planned and built right now,
like the David Lam Management Centre depend on
funding from this program
and we have told the government thatcontinuing the
matching program is essential," he said.
Perry, for his part, said
he regretted all the controversy.
"I.think that the legislative press gallery loves
conflict and unfortunately
for me they managed to find
one, in my case, this week,"
he said.
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by Steve Chow
I think Fm in love. All I ever
wanted was someone who could
sing and play guitar, someone
with great hair and long, dr -^
eyelashes that softly frame clear
blue eyes.
Yes, I'm shallow, but at
least I have standards.
For years I quested for that
one almost-perfect being with
the one slight imperfection of
acknowledging my existence.
Finally, after two hours of
phone tag on Wednesday
morning, whose jet-lagged,
sleepy voice should I hear from
the Seattle Slumber Lodge, but
that ofthe prospective woman of
my dreams. Her name is Brenda
Kahn.
INTERVIEW
Brenda Kahn
Columbia Recording Artist
She sings and plays guitar
on her debut CD with Columbia
Records, "Epiphany in Brooklyn," a memorable collection of
songs written about her travels
through America. As she sings
in "Anesthesia," one of 12
wond Xil, wanderlust-filled
tracks, "She took a picture / Of
every town that she'd been
through / An antique postcard
store in her mind's eye."
"A lot of the things really
happened," Kahn says, "but 111
sort of stretch the truth for a
rhyme."
Presenting the tracks in
"Epiphany" in the same way she
might show Polaroid snapshots
to a friend, Kahn shares an
unpretentious wisdom gained
through experiencing more than
half the world.
Kahn's favorite places on
the planet are "these steps you
can sit on that are sort of located
in the centre of this town in
Tunisia, between four different
mosques.. .and a couple of
places in Brooklyn."
Her favorite ABBA song is
"Super Trooper," "'cos I sang it
in eighth grade at a talent
show."
She started classical singing
lessons at age 12, supplemented
with guitar at 14. She's been
writing songs and poetry since
she can remember.
At 16, she left her New
Jersey family for an exchange
program in France, where she ran away to
Amsterdam and England. Nine years later,
she's been everywhere and back and is still
filled with restlessness in her present
home in Brooklyn.
"What I found was a sense of independence that I didnt think I owned," Kahn
reflects. "But I think that'since then I've
sort of spent a lot of time chasing around
for that feeling again and I think that IVe
realized that you cant, really—wherever
you go, ifs still there."
Kahn studied at NYU and the London
School of Economics, focusing on Political
Science and International Relations.
Although she has learned much at these
institutions, she advises undergrads to
"Run away. It's good. I love running away."
Judging from her road songs, she's
still running. Such a spontaneous vision of
artistic life is not without a slight drawback.
"I have a general sense of groundlessness—it can be kind of lonely... .Ifs really
hard to escape the feeling of solitude."
Honesty and humor are conveyed in
the energetic strumming of her acoustic
guitar, the focused whispers of "Lost," the
rhythm of "Mint Juleps and Needles," tiie
curious articulations of "My Lover":
I'd have him mowed down as roadkill
After all of this frustration
And I'd do anything to be in his arms.
She's unlike other female singer/
songwriter/guitarists like Sarah
McLachlin, Suzanne Vega or her friend
Michelle Shocked as some of her lyrics
could be used as blunt objects on loved
ones. "I don't think [my music] is very
folky. Ifs much more punk-rock with an
acoustic."
Before she caught the attention of
producer David Kahne, Kahn promoted
herself by designing and handing out
flyers for her shows.
"I booked all my own tours and I drove
to the shows and I sent all the press
packages, put the stamp on the envelope;
that's it—a one woman operation."
Kahn opens for Joe Ely for two shows
in Vancouver and Seattle, then headlines
down the West Coast to Austin, Texas,
only to hit the road again in February as
"Carla Chaos" in her band "Grout."
Over 45 minutes, we talked a little
about everything—the fallacy of objective
journalism, life, women in the music
business, her cool eyelashes. By the time
the interview was over, she had recommended several books, some Japanese
poetry and a Julie London record to me.
And of course, I asked her about the
truth in true love.
She replied in a tone of cynical
perplexity, 1 have no FUCKING idea what
love is."
Ah, be still my beating heart...
Vortext #1992
by MC Guano
[sentimental pseudonym]
it was another warm night and we were sitting outside the farmhouse in the front yard,
the creaky windmill pumping behind us,
the green fireflies and the southern hemisphere's stars above us.
we were watching tv.
the dubbed version of max headroom had ended, complete with "buen-buen-buenas
noches" and RED Television Color news began with the nattilly dressed anchor and
his slicked back hair politely welcoming us, hoping we'd had a pleasant day, wishing
us a good weekend ahead, thanking us for tuning in to RED for all the news and sports
from Uruguay _
and around the world.
and of course the top story was noriega, 3,000 miles to the north, who had been justly
apprehended that day by the north american military.
and the anchor led to the nbc news feed, narration translated into Spanish,
about the narcoterrorist and the us police action which was"really about computer
graphic maps and commonsense justice and loud jimi hendrix. no mention of 3,000
killed, a slum neighbourhood razed, the grand tradition of manifest destiny continued.
and i turned to sr. dissimoz and asked him what he thought about the invasion;
and i realized i was really asking him about the other invasion, the second front, the
nbc invasion of Uruguayan tv sets.
«well, he's a narcoterrorist. they have to stop criminals»
"the action was a success," said the tv.
Moving towards
a better understanding
by Denise Woodley
Documentary (dok-yoo-MENT-er-i) adj. 1. consisting of documents,
2. giving a factual filmed report of a subject or activity.- n. a documentary film.
When one thinks of a documentary, one thinks boring. Toward
Intimacy is anything but. First seen at the Vancouver Film Festival,
Toward Intimacy is now being released on video by The National Film
Board.
Toward Intimacy centers on the lives of four women with disabilities and their views and opinions on "self-esteem, sexuality and love."
During the film each woman talks candidly about her relationships
past and present. Gail St. Croix explains what it was like for her to
grow up with cerebral palsy, the abuse that she survived and how she is
building her self- confidence. St. Croix also describes what it's like to be
in her relationship with Rodger Fowler and how people view them.
Helen Spurrell talks very openly about her relationship with her
husband, Mike, how they met and thier life now. Helen also tells of how
her family was very protective of her when she first started to date
Mike. Helen has autosomal recessive ostogenesis imperfecta, which is a
lack of calcium in the bones. This causes them to be very brittle and
break easily. Her parents were worried that a relationship, especially a
sexual one, could be dangerous to her life. But Helen and Mike prove to
her parents and others that they can make their whole relationship
work.
Amethya Weaver is a deaf lesbian living in Winnipeg. During her
interview she explains how she met her partner, Cary, who is hearing,
at a conference. Again, like the other women, she talks about how others
view and judge her relationship without asking how she feels.
Finally, Barbara Celu Amberston relates what it's like being legally
blind and a mother of three rambunctious boys. She tells of how she has
adapted to living on the land and what challenges this brings.
Toward Intimacy was produced by Studio D and can be rented at
the NFB office, their number is 666-0716.
Gallery play makes my
by Danial Brodo
For those of us who long for
something to DO when we visit the
art gallery, this month's exhibit at
ACCESS will be a refreshing
change.
GALLERY
Access
Robert Wise: recent works
November 4th to 21st
The two rooms in the gallery are
dominated by Robert Wise's odd-
looking contraption, The Master.
The viewer is invited to romp away
on its two pedal pumps that feed
air into a 2'x2'x8 cage full of
inflatable toys. When its in use,
the whole machine shakes and
creaks, the hoses hiss, the pressure
gages dance and the inflatables,
pressing up against the mesh of
the cage, become increasingly
bloated while the 'viewer' works up
a good sweat. When at rest, The
Step Master's bizarre functionality
makes it all the more attractive to
look at. This pieces references
Mowry Baden's compelling
interactive piece of the eighties.
On display in the second room
are the Wall Trophy and the Floor
Trophy. This 'trophy room,'
complimenting nicely the 'exercise
room,' betrays the influence of
Wise's other mentor, Rolan
Brenner, in the particular attention paid to visual appeal and
formal elegance.
The central ingredient of both
these trophy piece is the use of
small figures Wise has called from
the tops of standard trophies
where they usually appear alone
and heroic, frozen in a sporty pose.
The Wall Trophy consists of a 5'
long stainless steel tube, mounted
horizontally along the wall that
supports two opposed groups of
these small figures at each end.
Radiating out from the tube,
the two golden armies of glistening
uber-atheletes face off in what
seems about to become stylized
battle. Light is thrown on the wall
behind from a source within the
source that provides a soft edged
frame and shows the figures up
beautifully in stark silhouette.
The Floor Trophy has a base
fashioned from three metal rings,
each 4'in diameter. Hovering
above these, a rectangle of steel
mesh bent into a wave shape
supports a mad thong of little
trophy people gathering in a
spontaneous riot. This arrangement, in contrast to the relatively
static composure of the Wall
Trophy, intensifies the energy in
each figure pose so that the
bowlers, curlers, golfers, dart
throwers, rifle shooters and hockey
players erupt in a mad cacophony
of violence that shimmers and
glimmers on a floating wave. The
overall constructivist or cyber-
graphic look is enhanced by the
many spindly TV antennae that
telescope out from beneath the
steel mesh. The overall effect
suggests a kind of 3D corporate
logo with a quaint but touching
sense of old-fashioned science
fiction.
Wise's attention to formal
details is indicative of his method
of shaping subtle, complex and
original meanings via an effort to
make his work "look right". In this I
way, the more obvious engagement |
of the body in The Step Master is
similar to the body's engagement
in visual pleasure. Unfortunatly,
too much of recent art suffers from
what looks like an effort to
transcend the body by being more
obviously rich in meaning in
forming a very self conscious
relationship to important critical
thoeries. More often than not, this
approach shows a certain disdain
for most consideration to formal
appeal has produced a genre of
shabby and bland art that has
meaningful-looing stuff floating on
its surface.
The visual appealof Wise's
work suggests that he has been
able to shape a meaning for his
work in a very creative and
compelling way. The result is a
group of works whose effect ranges
from wacky to sinister while never
ceasing to 'make sense.' Wise's
approach allows for a subtle and
supple relationship between form
an(i content that is, in turn,
indicative of a very sophisticated
understanding of a body and a
mind indistinguishable to each
other
Wise's work comes to its
meaning through the back door.
The work's visual appeal is a result |
of their being meaningfully
engaging and vise-versa. It is
Wise's less obvious and more
subtle touch in shaping the
meaning of his work that makes
this show particularly refreshing.
Plunge
into past
Take Life by
Not Just for the Politically
682-7879
fey Antonio Figueroa
and Carol Odell
<P.C> begins with
Chris Creighton-Kelly
tearing his way through a
"Benetton" billboard-the
effect is of an objectified
image coming to like and
then he talks to us about
racism. Ifs a nice start.
THEATRE
<P.C>...Not Just For The
Politically Correct
A Tamahnous Production
Firehall Theatre
until November 28,1992
He talks personally
and he talks in images we
all recognize from our daily
lives. He uses symbols, he
uses ritual. He talks about
white denial of racism. He
gets serious, he gets down,
he get righteous, he gets
humble, he is very human.
When Creighton-Kelly uses a
metaphor he looks at it in several
ways and makes us think about the
simple analyses we are fed by the
mainstream media.
A constant symbol in the play
are eggs. The first time one appears
from Chris's mouth, perhaps
representing birth, life, conscience
speaking to us.
Later they represent different
ethnic groups—when cracked* by
"multiculturalism" he asks if we are
all the same now? The symbol
reappears this time representing
individual people, each with a role
given by the system. We see that
each has the capacity to be human
underneath without pretensions
and we see that everyone is a
unique person because of their
culture and experiences. Finally
eggs are scrambled and cooked
altogether—a symbol of social
equality?
Every time the symbol repeats |
we compare it to the last, we
question and reevaluate.
Another repeated metaphor is water which is
used for drowning and silencing, cleansing and life.
Mixed in with this he reminds us ofthe
violence that in inherent to racism, as he performs
a scene reminding us ofthe number of blows
suffered by Rodney King, in an image of polluted
reserve land, in reminding us of starvation—
contrasted with the smiling media images.
The play finishes. Chris asks us if we will join
him in renewing a commitment. The commitment
to creating safe spaces where we can work on all
this in all its ugliness and with honesty. The
thrown flowers in the felling water are the final
symbol of a commitment to this.
We think it is the collage of images we are
offered, the juxtaposition ofthe natural and the
superficial, and the rhythmically guiding, almost
hypnotic music of Chantal Jolly as the "soul" ofthe
piece, that makes it work. We feel that this play
gives us messages that we not only hear but that
touch us.
While much ofthe information is not new, this
play has the capacity to create a positive after
i effect. He hands us back the responsibility and the
images, symbols and ideas are carried with us as
we leave.
by Carol Farrell
Ifs Pittsburg, 1974,
and bored high school
student Price, wonders
aloud to his history
teacher Tom (Jeremy
Irons) why they should
waste time studying
the dead past.
FILM
Waterland
Royal Centre Cinema
Tom, who is
British born, decides
upon a different tactic
and says, "Why don't I
tell you a story."
He begins to relate
the story of his family,
starting with his
grandfather, who
owned a brewery on
the East Coast of
England in the Fens.
Tom grew up
there, and through a
series of flashbacks
and dialogue, the
audience, along with
the class, is taken on a
journey through time,
fraught with young
love, family skeletons
and tragedy.
At first, the ever-
cynical Price sarcastically remarks that Tom
is trying to trick them,
by portraying his own
past as history.
However, he gets
so caught up in Tom's
story, that he becomes
part of it and the result
is a close bond between
them.
This is not exactly
a happy movie, but
certainly a compelling
and mysterious one.
Based on a novel
by Graham Swift,
Waterland presents
the development of a
young man's character
through storytelling.
Chastised by the
school for his teaching
methods, Tom says,
"All this story-telling is
like a disease. I got it
from my father. I
thought you (the
children) were scared.
Thafs what you do for
children when they're
scared, you tell them
stories."
During a TV
interview several
months ago, Irons said
he was selective about
films he acts in; that
money is not his major
concern for choosing a
script.
Judging by his
performances in this
movie and others,
(Betrayal; French
lieutenant's Women;
Brideshead Revisited
etc.) he has remained
true to his principals.
DoiiV the fried
funky chicken
by Carla Wellings and Lise C6U
Confronted by a suspender-clad, shirtless, pelvic
thrusting maniac who seemed to cry out "I'm a tree,
Fm a tree" as he revealed stage moves that only a
ballet career gone wrong could produce, we stepped
into the Commodore Ballroom. Unsure of who this
man was, or what his band was trying to project, we
experienced a somewhat delayed reaction. Was it
Omnibol?Orwhat?!
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November 27,1992
November 27,1992
MUSIC
Omnibol/Harvesters/Second Nature
Saturday, November 21,1992
Commodore Ballroom
The metallic chicken strut ofthe dancing neo-
hippies was no answer to our question. More confused it seemed than captivated, we sat down beside
a bubbling red column of love and chuckled nervously
at the mixed up look and indistinguishable lyrics.
The truth of their identity was only revealed when
the Harvesters came on tiie take their place.
The epitome of alternative conformism, the Harvesters' long-haired dudes kept the floor bouncing
despite the monotony of their sound. Of course, if you
liked that noise, which we did, you were set to funky-
do all night long. The crowd seemed really into it,
although we weren't sure if it was the band or the
smoke that was doin' the pleasin'.
When Second Nature finally made their appear^
ance, the crowd was already so baked that we're not
quite sure that they noticed that the band had
changed. The chickens still danced, the fake stars
still gleamed, and the phallic columns kept bubbling.
The fun continued and the floor bounced higher (and
we didn't even have to pay a quarter! Must have been
included in the ticket price!).
Finally, tired of flapping our arms and strutting
about, we slipped out into the slick darkness, caught
our bus home, and slept very well. The music itself
lacked memorability but the good times we had won't
be forgotten. How's about that for cheesef
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A straight streak of nine
by Bonnie-Lynn Hotter
The UBC Thunderbirds
hockey team extended their
losing streak to nine games
this past weekend. The
University of Manitoba
Bisons beat the T-Birds
three-two and four-two.
The first game Saturday
night, was close but the T-
Birds could not get the
puck past Manitoba's
goaltending.
Manitoba opened the
game with a goal at 43 seconds. The Birds rallied with
a goal by Charles Cooper to
tie up the first period. The
second period slid to three
to one, although tiie Birds
had a two-man advantage
for two minutes. The third
period was all catch up.
Then in the middle of the
period,Darren Kwiatkowski
tipped in UBC's second goal.
There was a glimmer of a tie
but the time ran out on the
Birds, leaving them a three
to two loss.
Sunday's game was repeat ofthe night before. UBC
scored early in the first period with a goal by Darren
Kwiatkowski. Then Jim
Inkster scored in the third
period. The Bisons' exceptional goaltending and defensive play kept the T-Birds
from many power play scoring opportunities. The UBC
power play was shut out in
ten outings. The game ended
in a four to two loss.
Birds coach Mike Coflin
commented, "from the 10
minute mark to the end of
the second period it was the
worst effort I've ever seen as
UBC coach."
The discouraged T-Birds
will have to get back to the
basics. Practising the fundamentals will remind the
team of the type of aggressive style that is needed to
be competitive in this league.
Hockey is a simple game:
skating, hitting, passing,
shooting and scoring! The
team needs to gain the confidence in the skills that they
can do the best, all else is
secondary.
The next games are
hosted by University of
Regina Cougars. During the
winter break the T-Birds will
be travelling to Anchorage,
Alaska. December 28 to 30
the Thunderbirds will host
the Father David Bauer
tournament.
UBC Sabre Open Tourney final match- Jason Rusmlsel (UBC-Eng 4),
right, lost 6-5 to Patrick Tarn of Vancouver. morgan burke photo
Fencing Birds downed
by Morgan Burke
UBC fencers challenged local universities to a co-ed team
foil tournament last Sunday.
Of nine teams, U Vic teams
took the top two team placings
with UBC sharing third place
with Royal Roads Military College (Victoria).
U Vic captain Pierre Smith
captured tiie individual title
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Manitoba #19 David Stetch and UBC #6 Derek Lampshlre, defenseman. UBC lost Sunday's game 4-2 to U
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with teammate Colin Fletcher
taking second spot. Chris
Boone secured UBC's best re-
sultofthedaybyfinishingthird
overall. Otherwise the top six
wassweptbyUVic. Commenting on the results, UBC captain Kevin Haidl said, "Except
for Chris, we couldn't beat their
(U Vic's) left-handed fencers.
That's why we lost." On an up
note, UBC fencer Desiree
Fulford finished first of ten
women and thirteenth overall.
UBC Fencers faired much
better in the UBC Sabre Open
Tourney, also held Sunday. Jason Rusmisel (UBC, Eng 4) took
second after losing a heartbreaking final bout 6-5 to
Patrick TamofVancouver. The
bout saw a broken blade and a
twisted ankle for Rusmisel.
Said Rusmisel, "If it weren't for
my ankle, I would have won."
Jason Hui and Matthew Yun of
UBC took third and fifth respectively.
November 27,1992
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So Paula Wellings and
Frances Foran talked about
phallic imagery as not being the
problem. The problem, Jan
Forcier said was rather Siobhan
Roan tree's portrayal ofthe male
elbow. TedYoung-IngtoldMirana
Alldritt that the problem lay
somewhere between Yukie
Kurahashi's attitude about Steve
Chow's love (and lack) of eyelashes and Denise Woodley's dismissal of Graham Cook's pain
stimuli inspiration. Carla
Wellings felt a pain stimuli
everytime Doug Ferris began to
dance the funky chicken, but
Carol Odell andAntonioFigueroa
quickly joined in everytime.
Melissa Fung rapidly looked
around and told Nadine Araji and
David Chivo that not only were
these people "rucked" but that
the "guys from the 432" had already dropped off their Christmas wishes. Bonnie- Lynn Holter
and Rick Hiebert simultaneously
dreampt at different times that
they too could jig the crazy turkey. Morgan Burke suggested
that everybody just reposte
around the room simultaneously
in the past, present, and future
tenses. Carol Farrel was just
tense, and Daniel Brodo hopped
madly away from the whole scene,
man, screaming "I hate that fowl
dance stuff!!'', and Sam Green
just sat and pouted because Rick
forgot her name in the story.
Editors
Paula Wellings • Yukie Kurahashi
Sam Green • Frances Foran
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November 27,1992 Lette
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must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in
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Welfare looks as
good
Langara community college instructors have walked. I don't
blame them in a general sense but
what about teachers in private
schools in Vancouver teaching English as a second language? Few
hours- -very low pay. Wouldnt they
love to be paid only $4000 less
than equally qualified high school
teachers? Teachers with masters
degrees and years of ESL experience are barely able to sustain
themselves. Welfare looks just as
good to some. If the college teachers are too demanding then private
jobs and welfare will be the only
way to go for many of the college
instructors who are forced out as
some teachers get more $'s.
T.LaBrum
The Campus Times,
flagship of the
free press
The Campus Times made a terrible mistake in running an ad for
a David Irving lecture. Aaron
Drake, the paper's editor, was remiss in believing that students are
capable of deciding for themselves
on such difficult matters. Having
had several years to reflect upon
my time at UBC, I have come to
realize that university students are
both naive and gullible, their idealistic zeal too easily misguided,
they certainly cannot be trusted
the choice of whether or not to
attend a David Irving lecture, let
alone of judging the man's idiotic
version of history.
It is up to the editors like
Aaron Drake to protect the students by doing the thinking for
them. By attacking the Campus
Times, UBC students have not only
reminded Mr. Drake of his responsibility, they have also aptly demonstrated its necessity.
Alan Douglas
BSc - Class of 86
Women in Karate
Butch. Brute. This is the image
of women who study a combative
maritdal art. But women do not
need these characteristics to excel
in Karate, nor do women become
such beasts through martial arts
study. Although the study of offensive techniques such as kicks
and punches necessarily entails
agression, karate philosophy emphasizes the use of such skills
in defense only. Rather than
transforming women into amazo-
nian warriors, Karate instills self-
confidence and self-esteem in those
who study the traditional martial
art seriously. Rape, incest, murder,
wife beating and child molestation
largely victimize women and children in our society. As such, there
is a need to empower this group of
people with the physical and
mental skills necessary to defend
themselves. How does the study of
martial arts do this?
Karate students begin by learning basic kicks, punches, steps and
blocks. They develop body coordination by practising movements
which they would not normally do
in daily life and by using muscle
groups which previously lay dormant. Karate is different from
many other sports because it is not
specific to a narrow range of muscle
groups. Biking and running, for
example, help to develop powerful
leg muscles but do little for the
upper body. Karate practice not
only achieves a balance of upper
and lower body strength, but also
uses more muscle groups within
these areas than any other sport
because ofthe diversity ofthe at
tack and defence moves studied.
In addition to acquiring coordination and strength (even the most
accomplished athlete can make
tremendous improvement in these
areas), Karate students learn how
to control their breathing, improve
their breathing and relax their
bodies upon command.
As students progress they learn
traditional dance-like forms called
Kata. A Kata is a pre-arranged
series of attack and defense movements against an imaginary opponent. Through Kata practice,
students develop speed and power
in their punch, kick and step. Body
balance improves with the practice of turning and twisting motions.
When a student has acquired
sufficient control over their body
movements to execute a punch full
power and accurately hit a target,
they are ready for Kumite.
Kumite is actual combat with a
partner. Two students spar with
each other in a controlled setting,
putting into use the various kicking, punching, blocking and stepping techniques they have learned.
Kumite is not a violent free for all
although the chance of injury does
exist.
So far I have spoken of
the physical benefits of Karate.
Even more powerful are the mental benefits Karate provides. By
becoming aware of their own
strength, women and children especially gain self-confidence and a
strong belief in their own abilties.
This carries over to activities beyond the practice of self-defence.
Karate has a tendency to
strengthen people's character as
they discover their physical and
mental inner strength. Competition in sport Karate furthers character development by testing the
limits of an individual. When athletes can focus all their energy and
skill into a single two minute match
and perform their best, they discover their capabilities and achieve
a sense of complete satisfaction. In
one match with the Brazilian
women's champion at the world
Karate championships last week,
I drew from the well and pulled off
my best performance. When I won,
I was so happy that I cried!
Karate is a martial art
and a sport. Even without participating in competition, those who
practice Karate seriously will reap
the benefits of physical fitness, self-
defense, elevated self-confidence,
and a greater belief in one's own
ability.
Lisa Ling
Three time National
Blackbelt Champion
Fifth at the World Karate
Championship Nov. "92
Karate BC Female Athlete of
the Year, 1991
Canadian Karate
Sportsperson, 1991
UBC Law Student, year II
CENTRAL LIBRARY
PHASE ONE
Preliminary Information
Meet the architects
& hear about redevelopment plans!
Thursday December 3
Buchanan A106
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Office.of the Registrar
COLOUR
LASERS!
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Student Representatives to serve on the Board of Governors and the Senate
This notice is a call for nominations lor full-time students to run for election for the
following positions:
A. Board of Governors
B. Senators At-Large
C. Senators from each Faculty
Two students
Five students
One student from each faculty
Nomination forms giving full details of the requirements of nomination are available
at the front counter in the Registrar's Office, the A.M.S. Office (SUB, Room 266) and
in the offices of the Student Undergraduate Societies and the Graduate Student
Society.
Nominations must be in the hands of the Registrar no later than 4:00 p.m. on
Friday, December 4,1992.
This week at \J D w
MUSIC
Friday
UBC Choral Union
12:30 pm Recital Hall
UBC Opera Workshop
An Evening of Opera
8:00 pm Old Auditorium
Saturday
UBC Opera Workshop
An Evening of Opera
8:00 pm Old Auditorium
Sunday
UBC Choral Union
8:00 pm Recital Hall
Monday
UBC Percussion Ensemble
12:30 pm  Recital Hall
Wednesday
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
12:30 pm Old Auditorium
Thursday
If BC Contemporary Players
12:30 pm Recital Hall
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
8:00 pm Old Auditorium
Next Friday
University Chamber Singers
Christmas Concert
12:30 pm Recital Hall
For information call 822-5574
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Be part of the audience at the finals of CBC
Radio's Young Composers Competition December
I at 5 pm in the Hotel Vancouver.
7 of Canada 's finest young artists present their
works in it unique concert featuring conductor
Mario Bernardi and the CBC Vancouver
Orchestra. $3^,000 in prizes will he awarded.
Iickets are $8 including complimentary pizza at
intermission.
Call 662-6^60.
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Council briefs...
by Frances Foran
Notes from November 25th:
Council accepted the recommendation of the Native Indian
Students Association that Ellen
Antione be appointed their representative to the Engineering Undergraduate Society's Unity and
Goodwill Committee. The committee was struck last March as
means for redressing the damage
done by offensive and racist material that appeared in the engineers' publication, the nEUSlettre
in 1990.
Michael Hughes graduate
students' rep on council, was appointed chair ofthe committee.
Council accepted the results
ofthe Regent College referendum
to join the Alma Mater society.
Regent College will begin collecting AMS fees in January, and then
will be eligible to elect a non-voting member to student council.
The UBC New Democrats will
not be reimbursed for the costs
incurred for Audrey McLaughlin's
speech on September 25 after
council decided that the club's
"special circumstances" were not
so special. Council argued that a
reimbursement of $216.00 would
suggest to students that council
has political affiliations to the New
Democrats.
The date of student government elections has been set for
January 25-29,1993. The annual
general meeting has been set for
Wednesday, February 171993. No
beer will be served.
In other business, the Arts
Undergrad Societyisco-spon soring
a workshop on deconstructing homophobia this Sunday at the Fireside lounge ofthe Grad Centre.
The students from School of
Social Work may be forced to pay
out their own pockets for guest
speakers, said representative
Maria....The monies allocated for
this purpose have been cut from
the budget she said.
Ombudsperson Yuri Fulmer
is withdrawing from Valium and
informed council that the "conservative nature" of this campus is
responsible for a newly erected wall
near Wreck Beach to keep the
nudies from offending UBC students' bourgeois aesthetic senses.
AMS clubs will be able tobooka
night of work at the Pit Pub coat
check service. Bookings will begin
in January for any club or group
wanting to earn tips up to $100 a
night.
See Caireen Hanert, director
of administration, for details.
Grad rep Michael Hughes announced a organizational meeting
for students wanting to mobilize
against the 18 per cent tuition hike
UBC is facing. Plans for a showdown with Perry are underway; go
to Room 212 next Monday to participate.
The next council meeting is
December 9, at 6:30 in the council
chambers. Come and join the excitement!! (Free muffins and
juice!!)
Immigration Canada to collude
in woman's deportation
by Miranda AHdHtt
Iranian women's ac-
tivist , , , Caroline
Teghizadeh is to be deposed from Canada on
Monday, December 7.
Her plane ticket from
Vancouver to Tehran
has already been purchased by Immigration
Canada.
, This will, almost
without question, lead
to the death, either
physical or psychological of Teghizadeh and
ofthe 28 other women
who are awaiting immigration hearings un-
dersimilar circumstances.
This action, officially
labelled as an exclusion
grder," tacitly marks the
irst application of the
policies of the yet-u
npassed bill C-86.
Immigration Canada
maintains they do not believe Teghizadeh's story
which is similar to that of
many women resisting the
sexism ofthe Islamic Regime. However, the validity of similar stories has,
in the past, been upheld
time a
nd time again.
So what has changed?
The Iranian government remains as sexist
and discriminatory as
ever.
Lastyear alone, 113,000
women were arrested by
the Pasdaran or Islamic
dress-code infraction police for failing to comply
with laws restricting the
manner in which women
may dress while in public. InTehran last month,
three women were beaten
and stabbed to death for
improper moral conduct."
No, it is Canada, and
not Iran which has
changed its mind.
Canadian embassies
worldwide have virtually
<A TIME FOR THOUGHT -A TIME FOR CHANGE'
The UBC community is invited to attend commemorations for the fourteen women killed in Montreal in 1989
at Ecole Polytechnique.
December 4
11:00-11:30     Violence in Society (Suzanne Laplante-Edward)
SUB Auditorium
12:00-12:30      Opportunity for Informal Gatherings at Faculties and Departments
12:30- 1:00      Candle Lighting and walk to the SUB
(Please bring a candle)
Clock Tower
1:00- 1:30        Remembering the Fourteen Women (Suzanne Laplante-Edward)
SUB Ballroom
1:30- 2:00        Sharing
SUB Ballroom
White ribbon is available at the Women Students' Office, Brock Hall 203
Co-sponsors: Advisor to the President on Women and Gender Relations, Association for Engineering Women,
CUPE 2950, 116, 2278, Foundation ofthe Victims of December 6 Against Violence, President's Advisory
Committee on Women s Safety on Campus, President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, Women's
Centre Collective, Women Students' Office. In cooperation with the Engineering Undergraduate Society.
December 6
7:00 In Concert for Reflection
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Cantata Singers
Orpheum Theatre
A non-prqftt event sponsored by the Foundation ofthe Victims of December 6
Against Violence, Suzanne Laplante-Edward (President).
Tickets: Ticket Master ($20 & $30: Discount of $5 for students and seniors) 280-3311.
closed their doors to
political refugees in
anticipation of the
retroactive new immigration bill. Those established as genuinely
in need of asylum under the UnitedNations
Refugee program have
over past months been
accepted by the Immi-
§ ration department
ut no transportation
has been provided to
bring them to Canada.
A group of 100 Turkish dissidents in this
situation, who had
been awaiting the arrival of a Canadian
transport
plane for
more than
a month
were recently ex-
gelled over
ie border
by Turkish
authorities
and left to
fend for
them-
selves.
Iran, in
Sarticular,
as re-
centlybeen
forgivenits
past and
continuing
human
rights violations. Following finance minister Michael Wilson's
granting of a two bil-
nondoUar line of credit
to the Hezbollah gov-
ernmentlastyear,this
sudden change of
heart seems to be motivated more out of a
sense of economic wisdom than a respect for
humanitarian values.
Twentv-vear-old
Teghizadeh has been
active with the
Pazhvak Iranian Radio Collective and
other Iranian democracy movements since
her arrival in Canada
as a political refugee
two years ago.
Teghizadeh's par
ents were forced to leave
Iran owing to theirpo-
litical activities five
years before she herself
came to
Canada.
Her only
remaining relatives in
Iran are
her
grandparents who
would be
risking
their lives
to allow
her to five
with
them.
, Toal-
o     w
Dedii
;o Di
zadeh
to "be de-
po rted
without
protest
would be to concur with
the government in denying the importance of
women and their rights.
A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF
CAROLINE, spon-
soredbyACTTJI%The
Coalition United to
Fight Oppression,
Co-Op. Radio, The
committee for the
defense of Human
rights in Peru, Roots
ox Resistance and
The Green Party of
BC as well as numerous other Canadian
organizations and
individuals will be
held Thursday, December 3 outside the
Vancouver Art Gallery at noon.
8/THE UBYSSEY
November 27,1992

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