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library up
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this Friday
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Sihota gives Moe money to students
by Sarah Galashan
There will be an extra $25 a week available for students trying to survive post-secondary education on a
shoe-string budget.
Minister of Education, Skills and Training Moe
Sihota announced last Thursday that the NDP government was providing weekly grants to alleviate
some of the provincial student loan burden.
The announcement, Sihota said, was partially a
response to a disturbing trend among youths aged 12
to 14. "I just drop in unannounced to schools to talk
to students because I think that's a fundamental
responsibility of my job," explained Sihota, "and it
disturbs me to see how many young people have
given up on the prospects of a post-secondary education."
According to Sihota, changes to the provincial student financial assistance program will provide up to
22,000 students with non-repayable grants.
Students enrolled in a traditional 34 week program have a potential $850 yearly gain; those
enrolled in longer programs will receive even more.
When asked how the additional financial assistance could come in the same week as an announced
$750 million cut in provincial spending, Sihota said
the money did not come from the taxpayers. Instead,
he said, the province was able to readjust the loan
and grant formula.
"One of the first steps," Sihota said, "was to take a
look at the fiscal pie as we had it, and to see whether
or not we could tinker with that pie to increase opportunities for people, young students who are in the
greatest level of need."
That tinkering means those students least in
need will receive slightly more loan than grant, compared with those considered to be the "poorest students."
"Immediately 8000 students in the greatest need
will receive more grants this year to enable them to
complete their education. And this," claimed Sihota,
"is the first of a series of changes that we are determined to make to enhance accessibility."
Sihota also announced a standing committee,
including student representatives, will be created to
advise on improving student assistance programs.
Following the announcement, Canadian Federation of Students Chair Michael Gardiner said, "Mr.
Sihota has identified two of the significant barriers,
one being real and one being additudinal."
Also included in the NDP's planned changes to
education was the two year tuition freeze announced-
last spring. Sihota, however, refused to make any
tuition commitments beyond that two year period. ♦
EDUVCATION MINISTER Moe Sihota slices the pie just a little differently.
RICHARD L<XM PHOTO
Jim Green to receive
Trekker Award
Prof warns of "reverse discrimination"
by Sarah O'Donnell
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Long-time Vancouver social activist and
former UBC graduate student Jim Green
will be the recipient this year's Great
Trekker award, the AMS announced last
Wednesday.
Green is best known for his work with
the Downtown Eastside Residents
Association (DERA), which he headed for
more than a decade.
The annual award is given to someone
who excels in their field and serves their
community.
Through DERA, Green lobbied for low-
income housing, coordinating the construction of 500 housing units in the
1980s. He also led the fight to save low-
income hotel tenants from eviction during Expo 86.
Most recently, Green's drive to establish a low-fee bank for people in the East
Side lead to the opening of Four Corners
Community Savings bank at Main and
Hastings in April 1996.
AMS Coordinator of External Affairs
Allison Dunnet told The Ubyssey "Jim
Green embodies the spirit of the Trek of
1922, which is what this award is named
after. His activities have benefited countless needy Vancouverites and the city as
a whole."
A six-member AMS external committee selected Green from a shortlist of five
candidates for the award.
Recent recipients of the Great Trekker
award include former prime minister
John Turner and Judge Alfred Scow. ♦
The search for UBC's next president has
taken an unexpected turn.
Outspoken political science professor
Philip Resnick put UBC back in the national
media spotlight last Thursday with a Globe
and Mail commentary criticising the university for ads he said fostered "reverse discrimination."
Resnick, who is also a faculty representative on the unversity's Board of Governors,
told The Ubyssey, "I think it's time—and this
is obviously not going to be welcomed by
certain groups like NAC and LEAF and all
the rest of them—that we really had a serious discussion about where certain forms of
so-called affirmative action are taking this
university."
At issue are ads placed by the presidential search corrimittee which ran in the
Globe and Mail and University Affairs.
The ads included a paragraph stating,
"The university is concerned about the
under-representation in adrninistration of
women, aboriginal people, visible minori
ties and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes all qualified applicants,
especially members of these designated
employment equity groups."
Since July 1992, UBC's equity policy has
required the university to include clauses in
all recruitment ads "especially" welcoming
women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.
Although Resnick said he would like to
see the wording changed from "especially"
to "including," he said it was the first sentence in the presidential ad he found particularly offensive.
"The first sentence is additional," he
said, and "not part of the policy... I would
like to know who added that sentence and
what basis they had in the policies to make
that addition. That is highlighting [equity
groups] in a far-greater fashion than the
usual sentence does."
But UBC's Associate Vice-President of
Equity Sharon Kahn argued the only effect
of the equity clause was to enlarge the candidate pool.
"I think Professor
Resnick is confusing the
recruiting process with
the decision-making
process," Kahn said.
"The recruitment process at UBC is to get as
wide a pool of applicants as possible, so we
especially encourage
those people who might
not be as eager to apply
because they know that
women and minority people are under-represented at UBC.
"We also encourage all qualified applicants and that certainly includes men," she
said.
Kahn said the university's hiring record
over the last several years refutes Resnick's
concerns about reverse discrimination.
Since the university started tracking hiring
data in 1991, 65 percent of tenure track
positions have been filled by men and 35
percent by women. This is on par, Kahn
said, with the number of women receiving
post-doctorate degrees from Canadian universities.
However, Kahn said, if you look at the
overall faculty breakdown, there are only
about 20 percent of faculty positions are
held by women. "We're not inundated with
women faculty," she said.
Kahn added that although some white
men have questionned the hiring process,
she has never heard of a white man who did
not apply for a UBC position because he felt
uncomfortable with the ad.
Resnick said he initiated the debate out
of concern for the university's future.
I think if s time... that we really
had a serious discussion
about where certain forms of
so-csDecj affirm atfii/e action
are taking this university."
PHILLIP RESNICK
POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR
"I think we're really heading down dangerous waters, where in the name of so-
called affirmative action we are essentially
entrenching differences," he said. "We're
going to be in fact creating cleavages where
cleavages needn't exist. We're going to be
fracturing campuses and universities all
over the place—it's already happening.
"I want a public debate," he said. "One of
the problems with this place is the enormous amount of secrecy about everything."
Resnick said he will be bringing forward
a motion at the October Board of Governors
meeting to rescind the policy that "permits
the sort of discriminatory language" used in
the recent ad. ♦ Drougnt «*- to  you   by  your  student   union *^&jj
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Sept. 1 8th to
24th, 1996
Opportunities for Involvement in
your Student Society
Your university experience shouldn't be solely made
up of lectures, exams and essays. You want to leave
UBC with a sense of accomplishment and participation,
so why not get involved in your student society - the
Alma Mater Society (AMS)! There are a number of
ways to participate and you will only benefit by gaining
invaluable work experience, making great contacts
and meetings lots of interesting people!
Commissions:
Vice-Chair Vice Chairs assist the Executive that chairs
the respective cornrnission and handle the
adrninistrative details of the commission, including
taking minutes, planning meetings, handling
correspondence, and co-ordinating the activities of
the commissioners. Applicants for Vice-Chair positions
should have excellent leadership skills and
organizational abilities. Time commitment is
approximately fifteen (15) hours per week, including
holding regular office hours.
Commissioner:  Commissioners are required to hold
five (5) office hours per week, attend regular
commission meetings, and perform duties specific to
their portfolio for a total time commitment of
approximately ten (10) hours per week, though this
varies significantly depending on portfolio.
Student Administrative Commission: chaired by the
Director of Aclrninistration, this non-political body is
responsible for managing the Student Union Building,
including regulating all bookings and functions,
providing security, managing the AMS Art Gallery,
and adrninistering the two hundred AMS Clubs and
Constituencies.
Positions available:
• Vice Chair (SAC Secretary)
■ Clubs Commissioner
• Constituency Commissioner
• Special Projects Commissioner
• 1 at-large Commissioner
Finance Commission: chaired by the Director of
Finance, the commission oversees the financial activities
ofthe AMS Subsidiary Organizations, provides
fundraising opportunities for clubs, allocates travel
and conference grants, and performs other duties
related to the finances of the Society.
Position available:
• 1 at-large Commissioner
University Commission: chaired by the Vice President,
the cornrnission discusses and analyzes the impact of
University policies on students and lobbies the
University on issues such as safety, daycare, equity,
academics, University policies, transportation, campus
planning, and student housing, working with the
Student Senators and Board of Governors
Representatives and ensuring representation on various
University Committees.
External Affairs, the commission c
student groups and national organizations, discusses and
analyzes the impact of Provincial and Federal Government
educational policy, and lobbies the government on issues
of interest to students such as post-secondary education
funding and student loans.
Positions available
• 3 Commissioners
Officers of Council:
Elections Administrator: responsible for conducting the
annual AMS Executive Elections in January and chairing
the Elections Committee. Requires an intensive time
commitment during January (up to 30 hours per week),
but little during the rest of the year. Note: due to the
political nature of elections, the EA cannot hold any
elected ot appointed position in the AMS or
Constituencies.
Detailed descriptions of all above positions are posted on
the main concourse of SUB and available, along with
application forms, from AMS Volunteer Services and the
AMS Executive Offices, SUB 238.
The deadline for all applications is Friday,
September 27th, 1996 at 4:00 p.m.
Please direct all inquires and applications to:
Jason Hickman
Chair, Nominating Committee
Room 238, Student Union Building
Phone: 822-6342 or 221-0532
Email: jrnclonan@unixg.ubc.ca
Student Senators Also Neededl
Student Senators serve on the UBC Senate, the body
withinrhe University that administers all academic matters.
Each faculty has its own senator, in addition to five
senator-at-large. Duties include attending Senate and Student
Senate Caucus meetings. Applicants must be registered in
a rnininiurn of 24 credits to be eligible.
Student Senate has the following positions open for
September 96 - March 97:
1) Student representative to the Senate for the Faculty of
Education
2) Student representative to the Senate for the Faculty of
Forestry
Please send your resumes for the above senate positions
to Sam Arnold, Chair, Student Senate Caucus c/o SUB
Room 238, 6138 SUB Boulevard, UBC.
All nominations for student senate positions close on
Friday, September 27th, 1996 at 4:00 pm.
AND THIS YEAR'S AWARD GOES TO...
Jim Green has just been named by the External
Commission as the recipient ofthe 1996 Great Trekker
Award. Jim embodies all those characteristics that
make for a Great Trekker. An Alumnus of UBC, he
graduated with an M.A. in anthropology, and also did
his PhD. work here. His work as a social activist in
Vancouver is long and varied (he is known to many
as the unofficial mayor of Vancouver).
The AMS UpDate is managed and
maintained by the Alma Mater Society.
Should you have any questions
regarding use of this space, please
contact Faye Samson, AMS
Communications Coordinator, at 822-
1961, email at comco@ubc.ca or drop
by SUB 266H.
His work with the Downtown Eastside Residents
Association turned them into a major force for providing
housing and representation for the poor in Vancouver.
He was also an instructor at UBC in the Sociology Dept.
and at Vancouver community College in Anthropology.
He was past director of the Triage Emergency Services
and Care Society, and the Reach Medical and Dental Clinic.
Presendy, he is the Director of the Edgar Kaiser Substance
Abuse Foundation.
He has also produced many published studies on Low
Income Housing in Vancouver as well as a book on the
Canadian Seaman's Union.
The list goes on. Jim is undoubtedly deserved of the Great
Trekker Award and will serve as a great alumni role model
to the students of UBC.
The Award presentation will be on October 16th from
5:30 till 8:30. Tickets for the event will be available through
the External Commission.
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Weekend
AMS Used Bookstore
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
SUB Lower Level
Clubs Days
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SUB
AMS Used Bookstore
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
SUB Lower Level
Clubs Days
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SUB
AMS Used Bookstore
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
SUB Lower Level
Clubs Days
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SUB
AMS Used Bookstore
Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 pm
SUB Lower Level
AMS Used Bookstore
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
SUB Lower Level
AMS Used Bookstore
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
SUB Lower Level
Wenlido - Self Defense for Women
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SUB 207/209 (Call 822-2163 to register)
Would you like to see your event listed
here? Contact Faye Samson, AMS
Communications Coordinator at 822-1961,
email at comco@ams.ubc or drop by SUB
266H for more information !
Monday
Tuesday
Tired of looking around campus for a
place to have club meetings/ 'work on
group projects/ study or just hang out
until your next class?
So are we.
That's why the AMS and UBC Food Services
are working together to give students more
study space in light of the recent UBC library
renovations.
Starting on Monday, September 23rd, the
following options will be available when you
need some space on campus:
- Most of the space (excluding the small North section)
in Pacific Spirit Place in SUB will be open until 9pm,
Monday -Thursday. However, the cafeteria itself will
be closed.
- The space in Trekkers Restaurant will be open until
9pm, Monday to Thursday. However the restaurant
will close at its usual time.
Need some nourishment for those evening
classes, study sessions or meetings? Here
are available outlets in SUB:
- UBC will operate Espresso on the Go until 9pm,
Monday to Thursday.
- The AMS will run Blue Chip Cookies, Pie-R-Squared
and SUBCetera to remain open late as usual.
The AMS is always looking for more ways to
work with UBC to provide more student spac
on campus. For more information about
available student space in the Student Union
Building, please contact Jennie Chen, Director
of Administration, at 822-3961, email
admin@ams.ubc.ca or drop by SUB Room 254. ■M.J11^# W l3
THE UBYSSEY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1996  3
A testament to what might have been
by Andrea Spence
The dwindling dollar and design problems
have taken their toll on UBC's new Walter C.
Koerner Library.
Under a reduced budget, designer Arthur
Erickson, campus planners and university
librarians have been forced to replan library
facilities and reorganise existing storage space.
Only Koerner Tower, the library's first phase
has been completed; it is not known when the
remaining phases will be open.
UBC originally received approval to start
building the new library and renovate Main
Library in 1980. According to University
Librarian Dr. Ruth Patrick, the recession of the
early 1980s meant the library was put on hold.
Problems intensified when funding was cut
from $40 to $26 million.
By the time construction finally began last year,
inflation had eaten had eaten another chunk of the
funding. The master space plans were reworked and
plans to renovate Main Library were dropped.
Koerner and Sedgewick libraries are being completed as money becomes available.
The delay in the Koerner library's completion
leaves students with less study space until Sedgewick
is renovated in early 1997.
Student reaction to the Koerner Tower varied.
Ashish Mata, a third year biology major, says he was
impressed by the overall design. "I like the windows
so you can study right up front. I also like how they've
opened it up and brought in a lot of natural light."
Most students, however, expressed concern about
lack of study space. Second year Arts student Jeff
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Myers says "Koerner seems rather cramped to me.
From what I've seen it's rather inadequate."
Another second year Arts student, Kim Quan, is
also frustrated. "I don't think there are enough study
areas...I'm always looking for a carrel and there
never are any."
The current space limitations are only temporary.
Patrick reminds students that "it is not the complete
library that is open right now. The building is not finished...More collections and more study space will be
coming over. It's not even half the library."
Eventually, Patrick says, there will be 900 study
carrels and more computer terminals.
Patrick suggests students use study space in Main
Library during the interim. Food Services is also providing assistance by keeping Trekkers, Pacific Spirit
Place and Yum Yum's open extended hours for students seeking evening study space.
Union certified at three local Starbucks
by Scott Hayward
The fledgling union movement at
Vancouver Starbucks stores
scored a partial victory Friday in
what promises to be an ongoing
battle.
Of the six stores reported last
week in The Ubyssey seeking certification, three completed the
process Friday afternoon. Two of
the stores reversed their decision
to join the Canadian Autoworkers
Union (CAW), and the sixth location, joined last week by a seventh
store, will go before the BC Labour
Relations Board seeking certification Tuesday.
"I think it's fantastic. I think
this is a great day for Starbucks
employees," said fourth year UBC
political science student Steve
Emery, who was active in organising the union. "I think it's a great
day for youth in general."
Emery expects to sign up more
stores soon. "We already have
some stores set up for some meetings," he said. "We've got a lot of
people excited, as far out as in
Surrey and a lot of local interest."
Stephanie Voldeng, who works
at Robson II complained that
workers in her store received too
little information about the union
and was pleased her store would
not participate.
Although she agreed there are
problems with the company, she did
not think unionising was the best
way to solve them. "We're all fighting for the same things... appreciation, value, we want to know what's
going on with the company," she
said. "I don't feel that I need a union
to negotiate my grievances."
Shannon Less, 18, works at the
Deep Cove Starbucks, which
approached the CAW independently ofthe other locations. "We called
[CAW organiser John Bowman] up,
and that's when we found out
about the downtown stores," she
said. "It was just good tirning."
Although a majority of employees at her location initially wanted
to join CAW, "some people were
really against it," said a disappointed Less. "They basically
talked to people who had signed
the cards, and there was a lot of
sort of rumours and half-truths
circulating."
Her co-worker Graham MacKenzie, a 20 year-old Capilano
College student, signed a union
card but is now happy with the
staffs decision not to join.
"We had a pretty slim majority
to begin with, so when a few people changed their minds, as it
turned out there was a majority
against going union," he said. "I
wasn't too overly thrilled with the
way the  CAW was working.  It
seemed they were trying to work
independently of the workers—at
least in our store—and against
management."
Emery defended the union,
saying that any misinformation
must have come from organising
employees, not the union. He
agreed that some people at the
two stores which withdrew objected to the union. "The smartest
thing to do was to let them go without any kind of fight to keep them,
because it would not have made
any sense," Emery said.
Starbucks management declined The Ubyssey's request for
comment, citing BC labour relations code which restricts employers' public statements during the
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THE UBYSSEY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1996  5
ND-UP
CASA director not yet charged
by Rachel Furey
OTTAWA (CUP)-Pat FitzPatrick
still hasn't been charged with any
crimes eight months after a
national student organisation
alleged he embezzled almost one
third of its budget.
Last January members of the
Canadian Alliance of Student
Associations told the Canadian
University Press they were pushing to lay charges against
FitzPatrick in Ottawa and New
Brunswick. They alleged he mis-
appropiated close to $40,000 in
student funds.
The association's national
director said Ottawa police agreed
to investigate two charges—writing a fraudulent cheque and theft
of $2,225.   But Staff Sgt.  Tom
MacKay said the Ottawa police
never received any complaint.
Peter Nogalo, a former student
councillor at Carleton University,
a CASA member at the time, said
he is shocked the association hasn't pressed any charges in Ottawa.
"They had a responsabiliry to
their members to follow up on the
issue," he said.
Alex Usher, then CASA national
director, recently said that no
charges were laid in Ottawa
because "it would have cost more
to pursue them than we'd have
gotten [from winning the case]."
The new national director of
CASA, Matthew Hough, said he
wants to drop the issue.
"We've done what we could.
I'm not going to lose any sleep
over it," he said. ♦
Students ID'ed in computer labs
by Carey Frey
REGINA (CUP)-University of
Regina students are being asked to
carry identification into computer
labs in order to prevent misuse of
the equipment by the public.
Campus security has been
monitoring the labs after high-
school aged kids were found using
university computers to download
pronography from the internet.
However, the problem isn't
solely with a group of mischievous
teens.
"We've found business using
our equipment because it's cheaper than buying their own," said
Dr. Larry Saxton of the computer
science department.
In order to keep the labs open
for general use by the university
community, security officers are
conducting random identification
checks of people using the computers.
"I've seen one [officer] walk in
and ask automatically. The others
we just ask to leave. Cooperation
has been good."
Although some students find
carrying identification inconvenient, most support the new
enforcement.
"The computers are there for
the students, not the rest of the
world," said Patrick Gooruick, a
computer science major. "We help
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Women prepare to take back the night
From the outside, its picket fence and
large front porch make the house look
like any other in its middle-class
neighbourhood surroundings.
But behind the carefully locked door is
a household different from any other.
This is the Vancouver Rape Relief
and Women's Shelter.
by Sarah Galashan
Since 1981 women with nowhere else to turn who desperately need to feel safe have sought shelter at this transition
house; for some it is the only place their assailants can not
reach them.
"Men  are  not allowed  in the  building,"  says Julie
Linkletter, a collective member of Vancouver Rape Relief.
It is one of the shelter's strict policies; there is little sympathy for men who feel it is a form of discrirnina
tion.
"There are many things men can do to help
out," Linkletter says. "They can hold friends
accountable for sexist or violent acts, stand up
for women and donate money."
Women and children are welcome to stay at
the house and are advised on welfare proce
dures, how to seek legal aid and subsidised
housing. "This is a place where women have
a chance to make decisions."
In addition to the transition house, the
female collective runs a 24-hour crisis line
that received  1300 calls last year, and
organises "Take Back the Night" (TBTN),
the      annual      women-only
protest.
The protest and march is a
chance for women to walk the
streets without the protection of men, which organiz
ers   say   "should   be   our
right."
The positive publicity
generated by the march,
Linkletter   says,   allows
women to voice their dissatis
faction with the government's response to
violence against women.
Linkletter criticises "media blitzs" generated by
horrific acts of violence, like the Abbotsford killer and the
Paul Bernardo trial, for scaring women.
"Women are bombarded with images and tips on what
they should be doing, instead of men being held accountable," Linkletter says.
k the Night gives women a
laste of freedom in hopes that
they will be hungry for
more"  explains Linkletter.    "All the time when
we walk alone we're in
danger, feel fear or do get
attacked and we are safer
when  we   walk  with   our
brothers,     male     lovers,
fathers or male friends. I
don't want to always have to
walk with my partner. The
point of TBTN is to gather so
many  women   together   that
we're safe."
The march will take place
Friday September 20 at 7:00 pm.
Women are to meet at Trout Lake,
on the corner of Victoria and 15th.
Free childcare is available.
While men are not invited to
march, they are encouraged to show
support by volunteering their time as
baby-sitters  or to  make  donations.
Women volunteers are also needed to
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1 or more information call 872-8212. ♦
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The final figures are in: 1996 was a
rough summer for student jobs.
Initial analysis in August showed
the summer to have been one of
mixed success for students job
hunters. Complete statistics for the
May to August, however, reveal it
was a bad summer for working
students.
Dan Charrette, an analyst for
Statistics Canada, said August's
unemployment rate for students in
British Columbia suffered a significant increase. "In 1995 the unemployment rate for students between
the ages of 15-24 was 11.6 percent,
whereas this year it increased to
18.6 percent."
While students of all ages suffered in August, Charrette confirmed that those hit hardest were
students between the ages of 15 and
19.
"Across Canada the unemployment rate for these students in
August was 17.9 percent. The summer appeared to have a diverging
pattern where the unemployment
rate for university students experienced little change, while high-
school students continued to experience a decrease in job openings."
The Director of Simon Fraser
University's Student Employment
Centre Linda Conrad was not surprised by the StatsCan figures.
"We found it to be a tougher summer, especially when considering
that most jobs were only paying
minimum wage and that there were
fewer positions available in the
beginning of summer when students are searching for work," she
said.
Conrad's employment centre,
which relies solely on word of
mouth advertising, attributes the
slow summer to a sluggish economy.
While other universities and colleges were struggling to find job
openings for students, the staff of
the Alma Mater Society's Joblink
reported a 30 percent increase in
job postings this summer.
Chris Allison, director of the
Joblink program, said he was
extremely happy with the office's
success at generating 65 more jobs
per month than last summer.
Joblink took a more aggressive
approach to promoting its services
this year, he said, increasing advertising and communication with
potential employers.
Allison said he does not know
what to make of this year's general
decline in job openings across
Canada.
"Our stats speak for themselves. I
don't have a clear answer as to why
we were so successful, but I do know
that the status of Joblink is increasing which is good for students here
at UBC."
While students next summer will
again be at the mercy of the prevailing job market, Allison said there
are measures students can take to
increase their chances for employment in the upcoming summer.
He stressed that it is essential to
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THE PRO-ACTIVE COMPONENT of BC education policy will be universities
and colleges Education Minister Moe Sihota said Friday. The former AMS
hack was on campus to meet with current AMS representatives and the
UBC NDP.   RICHARD LAM PHOTO
BC's tuition fee freeze will remain in place despite the
provinical government's fiscal woes as part of
Victoria's commitment to acessability.
That was the message from Education Minister Moe
Sihota Friday as he put in a brief apearance at UBC to
meet with student leaders and NDP club members.
"The two year tuition freeze is there and we'd prefer
to keep it frozen as long as we can," he told The
Ubyssey.
"Right now I don't know how the fiscal situation is
going to develop, but we'll keep tuition as low as possible—if not reduce it."
The premier said repeatedly last week that the
tuition freeze would remain in place despite the government's stated need to find more than $750 million
in expenditure reductions this year.
Sihota also reiterated his ministry's impatience
with the UBC administration's attempt in May to raise
money by levying a new student fee separate from
tuition.
Instead, he suggested, the admininstation needs to
show some creativity in a search for greater efficiencies. But that creativity "does not mean trying to indi-
recdy do that which the tuition freeze has done directly, "he said. "If that is what a fee increase is trying to do,
then it will not be approved."
In a departure in philosophy from his days in the
environment ministry, Sihota recommended UBC
develop the woodlands adjacent to the university.
"I see that there's a value in developing adjacent
lands so as to generate revenue," he said, "It's something I don't have a big problem with."
As for student and community concerns about
UBC's highly-criticised development process the minister said he would speak to both the Board of
Governors and university president about them.
Sihota's UBC appearance capped a
week of visits to unversities and colleges and two major policy announcements on post-secondary education.
He and the premier unveiled a student financial-assistance plan on Thursday and Sihota spent Friday promoting a new initiative to make BC's college and university courses more relevant and acessible.
The intiative aims to identify those areas of the
province with low numbers of students attending post-
secondary institutions and find ways to increase them.
The minister says he has asked univeristies to reexamine their curriculums to make sure that they are
relevant to the skills required in today's job market.
"Particularly in the liberal arts sector, there has be be a
strong correlation between the skills employers expect
and what students are taught," he said.
It    is    also
We'll keep tuition
as low as possible
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Moe Sihota
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important that
students take
the right courses, Sihota said.
He deflected
the suggestion
that the government was plan
ning to dictate
students' course selection, but said he would like to see
a central service that students could telephone to
ensure that they were learning skills for which there
would be a future demand in BC.
Post-secondary education will continue to be a government priority in the coming months, Sihota
pledged. "We've brought forth a lot of changes in K-12
education in the last two years and so stability is going
to be the operative word there, so the pro-active component of my portfolio will be in the post-secondary
field," he said.
Sihota said he intends to return to UBC regularly to
speak with student leaders and "hopefully set up some
way Glen [Clark] and I can have a dialogue with
students." ♦
Gage wiped out
by Theresa Chaboyer
Residents returning to Gage Towers this year counting
on a year's supply of toilet paper quickly discovered
they were out of luck.
Gage's Residence Life Manager Dale Coffin
informed residents at every floor's September orientation meeting they would be responsible for purchasing
their own toilet paper.
According to Building Services Manager Rosemary
Simpson, Gage Residence used 48,000 rolls of toilet
paper a year, which had to be delivered on a weekly
basis. Simpson said last year's toilet paper service took
up one full day of work per week for housekeeping staff.
An informal student survey conducted by The
Ubyssey revealed almost all Gage residents were concerned about the toilet paper crunch.
"We were just talking about that," said two residents
questioned about the cutbacks. Another resident said
she was on her way to buy toilet paper that very minute.
Most student interviews were short and sweet; the
consensus among residents was that Housing's decision "sucks."
And although the toilet paper will be missed by Gage
residents, university officials said it is unlikely the toilet paper service will be restored.
In 1992, the full bathroom and deaning services
provided to Gage residents were also cut
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to keep their supplies of toilet paper under maximum
security. ♦
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MAXIMUM RISK
at the Granville 7 theatre
Poor Ringo Lam. For a director who says
drama is the most important element in his
films, he certainly got an unfortunate cast for
his new project Maximum Risk.
This new action-drama-cheesy romance-
comedy stars Jean Claude Van Damme as Alain
Moreau, an ex-soldier turned French police
officer who discovers his twin brother's dead
body on the streets of Nice. After finding out
the tragic truth that he and his twin, Mikhail,
were separated at birth, Alain unravels the
secrets of his brother's identity by following a
trail of conveniently-placed clues to New York's
big and burly Russian community. Along the
way, he meets Mikhail's girlfriend, a bar hostess named Alex (played by Alberta native
Natasha Henstridge of Species) who quickly
becomes the film's token love interest.
Together they must thwart New York's Russian
mafia, make off with the copious cash Mikhail
has stashed away in a French bank vault, and
uncover a conspiracy which leads all the way to
(suprise, surprise) the American FBI.
To give credit where it is due, Lam has
directed several talented action scenes and
Van Damme demonstrates some excellent
martial arts techniques. The film's opening
sequence is a stunning blend of imagery, with
its high-paced foot and fruit cart chase through
the streets of Nice. Lam captures the chaos of
the scene with style, using camera angles just
quirky enough to be
clever. Besides, it's undeniably fun to watch all
those apples and oranges bouncing out of Van
Damme's maniacal fruit
cart and onto the narrow
city streets. Similarly,
the bath house scene in
New York's Little Odessa
beautifully contrasts the
boorish tough-guy mentality of the characters
with their almost-naked
vulnerability. (This scene
is also notable for towel
togas so secure that not
even a high kick can
deter them from protecting a fighter's modesty.)
However, despite these clever action
scenes, tlie film's many slow, ponderous dramatic moments keep it from being a true
action thriller. Van Damme may high-kick with
the best of them, but he acts like a propped-up
corpse. Tragically, he gets no help from Larry
Ferguson's abysmal script, which has everyone
in Nice speaking English, and everyone in New
York using incredibly stilted colloquialisms. As
the resident tough girl bar hostess, Natasha
Henstridge is given some of the film's most
unnatural dialogue. Fortunately, her poor acting performance doesn't compromise the
film's overall effect, as her main duties
onscreen involve pouting and occasionally
flashing her breasts.
SPECIOUS: Natasha and Jean Claude in a "dramatic" moment.
Another problem with the dramatic scenes
is their tendency to demonstrate the superior
acting skills of the film's supporting cast. Jean-
Hugues Anglade puts in a beautifully subtle
stint as Alain's best friend; his work is so good,
in fact, that you can't help wishing he had been
given the title role. Zach Grenier and David
Hemblen are also enjoyable in their roles as
Russian mafia kingpins. Even Frank Van
Keeken deals admirably with his kooky, if
superfluous, role as a demented cab driver.
But even these great actors can't eliminate
the tedium. In future, Van Damme might want
to pry himself away from all this soap opera
sobriety, and stick with what he does best: martial arts. After all, when people come to a film
like Maximum Risk, it is action, not badly-acted
drama, that they want to see.
One last Fringe Festival review makes it past the gates
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Cheesecake
at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
David Goodman hails from Toronto, and it shows in Cheesecake, his
first excursion into the turgid depths of playwriting. Although the play is
set in Vancouver with presumably native Vancouver characters, the protagonists in Cheesecake do not behave or interact the way Vancouverites
generally do. Concisely put, the characters are not believable.
One can only suspect that Goodman has spent an awful lot of time
watching Seinfeld— amusing, but overdone dialogue and florid gestures
abound—but what might work in New York, or Paris for that matter, just
does not work in the rather more anal culture of the Lower Mainland.
We ain't New Yorkers, or Parisiennes for that matter; Vancouver people are just too laid back (one might even say sedate) to behave in the
extravagant fashion of Goodman's two main characters, Troy (Patrick
Creery) and Jay (Ian Marsh). In other words, the play is overacted, overdone and over the top.
The other protagonists, waiter Peter (Lalo Espejo) and "love interest"
May (Tara Janicki), are somewhat more believable, although, again, one
gets the distinct, impression that the play was meant to be set somewhere else. Peter, for example, would have been more at home in a
French farce of some sort. Only May, who could as easily have come
from California as Kitsilano, really fits into a Vancouver milieu.
The play has its moments. The use of audience members sitting at
some of the tables to give us the ambience of a trendy restaurant while
the rest of the audience files in is a nice touch, for example. As a slightly befuddled waiter in a posh cafe, Peter is generally convincing. But my
main complaint is with Jay and Troy, who are just too damned extravagant for me to be able to believe in them.
This is not to say that Cheesecake couldn't actually be made to work.
It has potential, and, to judge by audience response, the plot and dialogue is quite witty when not overdone.
Goodman should study the people around him more closely in this
not always fair city he has, like so many of us, decided to call home. He
should find out what Vancouver people are really like, and then write
about us.
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News
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The UBC political science professor took
an overdraught on his 15 minutes of fame
late last week on radios, televisions and
newspapers from sea to sea decrying UBC's
presidential recruitment policies.
Not that we begrudge him the chance to
air his views publicly. That's not the issue
here.
The question is why his alarmist and
overblown concern for the highly-educated,
middle-class white male garnered such a
response from the nation's editors and producers.
What, for instance, piqued the journalistic
interest of the Globe and Mail's editors to
such a degree that they took the unusual step
of running a prominent news story about the
fact that Resnick had written a commentary
in the same issue as the commentary itself?
By doing so, the Globe wasn't simply
reporting on the news, they helped create it.
Overnight, a single UBC professor, albeit a
Board of Governors faculty representative,
had a portion of UBC's equity policy turned
into an issue. Not that we're against revisiting policy; universities are supposed to be
places where people can debate difficult
questions.
But the only serious applicants for this job
are highly educated, highly motivated, highly
experienced.
Surely, like no other job you can name, the
winning candidate will have to be well-qualified, regardless of gender, colour or ethnicity-
What Resnick may have done, in fact, is
everything he says he is trying to avoid. By
thrusting UBC's presidential search onto the
public's agenda, the university is in a no-win
situation. Now if it hires a woman, an aboriginal person, a member of a minority or a
person with a disability, their selection will
inevitably, and subtly, have been tainted by
Resnick's debate.
It could be compared to the election ofthe
National Action Committee's new president
Joan Grant-Cummings which was portrayed
simplistically by the national media as a battle between a black woman and a white
woman. For NAC delegates it was simply a
question of choosing the best candidate; the
fact that the result was overwhelming had little to do with colour and everything to do
with the fact that one was far better qualified
for the job. Not that it played that way in
much of the nation's press.
There's just so much attention being
given to discrimination against white-males,
we don't understand it. Statistics clearly
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undermine Resnick's basic thesis. Men are
still being hired for 65 percent of UBC's
tenure track positions; no greater percentage
of women are being hired than there are qualified applicants in Canada. A 15-month study
out of Simon Fraser University discovered
visible minority men born in Canada still
earn an average of8.5percentless than white
men with the same job, age and education.
It is unlikely that any white-male who was
fully qualified for the position would have
decided against submitting an application
based on the equity clause contained in the
ad. And if the ad convinces just one more
aboriginal person to submit an application as
well, all the better. Both the university and
the presidential search process are better off
for it.
So why the collective editorial wisdom of
the nation chose to jump on this bandwagon
remains something of a mystery.
Could it be that the words 'UBC political
science' were enough to justify the ink and
airtime? Would Resnick have had the same
degree of attention for, say, an entry to the
Good Housekeeping national cook-off if he'd
had the savvy to call his recipe The UBC
Political Science Gumbo?
Not that we'll ever know. In cookery competitions you don't appear on the evening
news when your entry is half-baked. ♦
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Transit moves
the wrong way
"For anyone here who's a UBC
student, this is a questionnaire
on BC transit service. If you can
just fill it out and give it back to
me before we get to campus
that'd be great!"
This was the phrase that
many UBC students heard at
8:00 in the morning while
jammed like sardines into the
back of a BC transit bus heading
to campus. The AMS is distributing this questionnaire for one
reason.
UBC has a BIG transportation
problem. Students who take the
bus are faced with severe overcrowding and being penalized
for living close to campus by
being continuously passed by full
buses—try waiting for the #41 at
Dunbar at 8:30 in the morning!
The 50% (according to an environment center survey) of
cyclists who ride along university
boulevard are faced with a poorly maintained cycle path that
detours far from most classes
just before it reaches the center
of campus. And those who opt
for the costly yet comfy option of
the private automobile are faced
with huge lineups for decreasing
parking spaces. As you can see it
is clear that all three of the main
methods of getting to and from
classes are currently being
squeezed and are becoming less
and less viable. With major
development plans imminent
for UBC, B-lot and the lands
surrounding, it is a certainty that
parking will become more scarce
and probably more expensive,
forcing even car-lovers to search
for alternatives. Cycling is an
option for a fair number of people but most displaced and converted motorists will be looking
at taking transit. But precisely at
the time that a great improvement is required in transit service to UBC to pick up the slack,
BC transit is proposing to cut the
frequency of service on the #4
and #9 bus routes! On the AMS
transit questionnaires that have
been returned so far the majority
of the respondents said that they
had been left behind by a full bus
on the way to school and almost
all had seen it happen to others!
It is an unacceptable situation,
especially considering that the
routes to UBC are among the few
in the transit system that actually
make money! Please tell transit
that we need more buses to UBC
not less by calling their "commendation and complaint" line
at 540-3040. If you would like to
help the AMS in its lobbying
efforts for better transit, includ
ing the questionnaire, contact
the   coordinator   of   external
affairs,   Allison   Dunnet.   Her
office number is 822-2050.
Jeremy Forst
Secretary
Student Environment Centre
Letters please
The Ubyssey always welcomes letters to its editor.
Letters must be under 300 words. Please include
your phone number, student number and signature —none of which we print—as well as your year
and faculty with all submissions. ID will be
checked when submissions are dropped off at the
editorial office of The Ubyssey, otherwise verification will be done by phone.
"Perspectives" are opinion pieces over 300
words but under 750 words and are run according
to space.
"Freestyles" are opinion pieces written by
Ubyssey staff members. Priority will be given to
letters and perspectives over freestyles unless the
latter is time senstitive. Opinion pieces will not be
ran until the identity of the writer has been verified.
All letters are printed as received; The Ubyssey
does not edit letters. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1996
THE UBYSSEY   1 1
T^     y!P3  WOMENS SOCCER
Birds kick off season with win
UVIC MIDFIELDER Tricia Warrender carries the ball while being pursued by T-Bird Sarah Cunningham, eric morten photo
by Terry Clement
The Martlet
UBC's women's soccer team kicked
off the Canada West season with a
hard-earned 1-0 away victory over
arch-rival Victoria.
The golden goal came with 20
minutes left when Zoe Adrian, left
unchecked, lofted an 18-yard volley
over UVic rookie keeper Carmen
Turner following Liz Conner's
cross from the left side.
With regulars Tammy Crawford,
Veronica Lee and Leanne McHardy
out with injury, UBC started off slow
ly and looked nervous in the back.
The Vikes played a spirited first
half, but couldn't put the onion past
veteran goalie Lisa Archer who
made three outstanding saves in
the first half and shared the
shutout with rookie Sarah Collings.
As the half progressed, the Lady
Birds got more into the game and
Jen Walker had a glorious scoring
chance on a breakaway late first
half, but was stopped by rookie
Vikes keeper Carmen Turner who
made her first Canada West start.
On the whole, Head Coach Dick
Mosher was satisfied with the
game. "Considering that we were a
little bit injury-ridden, I thought it
was a resonable result."
"We were pleased with the win,"
said veteran goalie Lisa Archer.
"But we need to play better when
we face our tougher competition."
UVic coach Ian Bridge, mean
while, was disappointed with the
result. "There was a real belief at
halftone that we could win," he
said. "But we made one little mistake and it cost us the game." ♦
Bird Droppings
Volleyball
The women's volleyball
team finished second in
the University of Portland
Invitational tournament this
past weekend, losing 0-3 (9-15,
8-15, 9-15) to the Oregon State
Beavers in the final. The Birds
advanced to the final by beating the host team Portland
Ducks 3-0 (15-5,15-10,18-16). ♦
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A LIE OF
THE MIND
a play by
Sam Shepard
A Family Nlfhtmars
Violent, Hllarloui, Poetic
SEPTEMBER  19-28
8pm
Two for One Preview
Wednesday September 18th
FREDERIC WOOD
THEATRE
sports
plucks Birds 25-15
by Wolf Depner
Box Office
822 2678
Bad penalties. Dropped balls. Six
turnovers. Mistakes everywhere.
The UBC Thunderbirds stumbled, bumbled and fumbled their
way into an ugly 25-15 loss to the
SFU Clansmen in Shrum Bowl XIX
in front of 5,000 fans Friday night.
With the win, SFU tied the
series at 9-9-1.
The Birds dug themselves into
a hole early on and trailed 25-1
after three quarters before backup quarterback Shawn Olson engineered two late scoring drives to
pull the Birds within ten points.
But it was too little too late
against a stalwart SFU defence
that shut down UBC's running
game and sacked UBC quarterbacks twice.
Drunken UBC fans amused
themselves by throwing turf on
SFU players in the first half. SFU
fans retaliated by defeathering the
Birds' mascot late in the game.
"They came out and deserved
all the credit for the win. They execute really well,' said UBC Head
Coach Casey Smith. "Our guys
didn't play to their potential and I
think that was pretty obvious." His
Shrum Bowl coaching record now
stands at 1-1.
"You couldn't do any worse
than [tonight]," lamented a visibly
dejected veteran halfback Mark
Nohra.
"It was a really crappy game,"
he added. "We could have beaten
this team."
SFU Head Coach Chris Beaton
was elated by the victory, his third
as head coach and first since
1990. "It's about time. It was our
turn. This is a real positive sign for
the rest of our season."
Playing behind an outstanding
offensive line, Clansman QB Cam
Weber completed 14 of 24 passes
for 224 yards. His favorite target
Steve Hamer-Jackson caught
seven balls for 144 yards despite
strong coverage.
Running backs Shawn Lee and
Dave Mattiazzo combined for 129
yards on 23 carries. Kicker Bret
Anderson was also dead-on, nailing field goals from 34, 22, 39 and
38 yards.
While the Clan had all the
answers on offence, the Birds'
struggled in the first half and fumbled four times.
Starter Jason Day was ineffective in the first half, completing
seven of 17 passes for just 56
yards. He was replaced late in the
half by back-up Shawn Olson.
Day's numbers would have
been much better had it not been
for a butter-fingered receiver
corps. Tight end John Little had a
particularly tough night.
On the bright side, Olson
played well in the second half. He
completed 16 of 26 passes for 221
yards and one TD to Simon
Beckow, who led UBC with 124
yards on nine receptions.
Coach Smith hasn't decided yet
who will start at quarterback when
the Birds travel to Calgary to face
the defending Vanier Cup
Champions Friday.
"I'm going to look at the tape
and we'll have a week of practice
to get ready," he said.
SFU drew first blood when
Shawn Lee scored untouched on a
two-yard run midway through the
opening quarter. Lee's score was
set up by a Mark Nohra fumble
deep in UBC territory.
It was sign of things to come.
A 38-yard Bret Anderson field
goal gave the Clansmen a ten-
point lead early second. Dave
Mattiazzo increased SFU's lead
when he busted up the middle for
a 42-yard TD run late in the half.
UBC's Dino Camparmo returned the ensuing kick-off 44
yards, giving the Birds' excellent
field position.
But UBC couldn't move the ball
and missed a chance to score on a
42-yard field goal attempt when
Jason Day couldn't handle a bad
snap.
The two teams traded turnovers
late in the first half before a Bret
Anderson field goal gave the
Clansmen a 19-0 halftime lead.
Anderson kicked two field
goals early in the second half to
give SFU a 25-0 lead. UBC put a
good drive together midway third
quarter and Mark Nohra's 2 5-yard
touchdown run fueled comeback
hopes, but a holding penalty
negated the score and UBC was
forced to settle for a single point
as Jamie Boreham's 38-yard field
goal attempt sailed wide.
Nohra's four yard scoring run
and Beckow's 30-yard touchdown
reception in the final quarter concluded the scoring. ♦>
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