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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, January 16,1990
Vol 72, No 28
Charges invoked
AMS president Mike Lee met students Friday in SUB concourse to explain the audit, SRC, and student
Tuition rises 140% in Quebec
Quebec students were scrambling
to buy last-minute Christmas
gifts, while Claude Ryan was
wrapping a gift of his own.
Quebec's post-secondary education minister announced a 140
per cent tuition fee increase on
December 19.
By 1992, students will be paying about $1,240. Universities will
also be permitted to slap on an
extra 10 per cent fee. Tuition fees
in Quebec — Canada's lowest —
have been frozen at about $517
since 1969.
Canadian university students
pay an average of $1,479 per year
in tuition fees.
Quebec's largest student federation, ANEEQ, says a tuition fee
increase will be devastating to the
province's university students.
ANEEQ points to a study conducted by noted economist Clement Lemelin which suggests 12.5
per cent of students will drop out if
tuition is doubled.
Josette Cote, ANEEQ's secretary general, said ANEEQ did
expect Ryan to hike fees, but not
immediately before Christmas.
"The fact that Ryan made public his project to raise fees during
the Christmas holidays amounts
to his stabbing us in the back,"
Cote said. "Most students were on
their (Christmas) break so we
couldn't regroup or attract media
attention to our cause."
ANEEQ's leadership is calling
for a province-wide strike at the
end of February to protest the
Concordia University student
council vice-president Monique
Anchelson said she supports the
strike, but doubts it will happen at
Concordia because it co-incides
with spring break at many universities and CEGEPs.
"Students will be too busy enjoying their break," she said.
Cote said the February 21 date
is only tentative. She also said day
was chosen to coincide with the
first day hearing on a bill introduced to reform the current loans
and bursaries system.
Cote said the federation
wanted all student associations to
discuss the strike at a special
February meeting.
The increase will come in two
$350 installments, one next fall
and another in September 1991.
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
Three students have initiated
proceedings to bring former director of finance Karl Kottmeier before the UBC student court.
Helen Willoughby-Price, Iain
Hiscoe, and Walter McKay submitted a notice of intent to Jessica
Mathers, clerk ofthe court, yesterday which charged Kottmeier with
allegedly     violating     bylaw
The bylaw states: the court
shall exercise disciplinary powers
over an individual in alleged violation of the Society's Constitution,
Bylaws or Code,.... and for any
behaviour deemed unbecoming to
a member of the society.
Kottmeier resigned last week
after an internal audit uncovered
a hidden account used by AMS
executives for beer and pizza and
for loans to himself, totalling
"The maximum they [court]
can do is fine him and expel him for
a period of less than one school
year," said Mathers, who is also
the AMS ombudsperson.
"In the past, court has made
recommendations to council in
addition to their judgments," said
Mathers. Council, however, has
the right to refuse their recommendations.
Second-year arts representative Willoughby-Price, who
launched the student court proceedings, said, "I don't see why
Karl should be treated differently
from anyone else. He knew what
he was doing, he knew the risks he
was taking."
Willoughby-Price said it was
beyond council's rights to have
voted (23-13, with one abstention)
against pressing Kottmeier with
criminal charges.
"I would have preferred to see
the AMS council make no recommendation at all, which in effect
would have led the RCMP to lay
charges," she said.
But Tim Bird, student representative on the board of governors, said student council was a
better forum to deal with
Kottmeier than student court.
"I have more faith in 30
elected rep>s with vast knowledge
of AMS rather than six or seven
appointed students with limited
knowledge ofthe AMS.
"What we have to remember
is that we are playing with someone's life. That's what concerns me
the most, and what everyone has
forgotten," said Bird.
"If we (student council) would
have chosen to lay charges, we
would have forced the RCMP to
take that step. But in fact, if the
RCMP wants to press charges
then they could press charges;
nothing is stopping them."
Corporal Chersak of the
RCMPs university detachment
said a complaint from the AMS is
required before they will act.
"Technically it is a theft, but i t
is an internal matter. We won't act
unless we are asked. Internal theft
is more of an administration matter than a criminal matter," he
Graduate student Marie
Francoise Le Doze said she agreed
with the proceedings to take
Kottmeier to student court but
hoped that the RCMP would also
lay charges.
Le Doze disagreed with the
student council's decision not to
lay charges against Kottmeier and
said it was slap in the face of the
judicial system.
"Do they (the AMS) have special judicial status that allows
them (council members) to take
the laws into their hands?" she
"How can we trust these
people from now on. Their objectivity seems to be clouded by
friendship. If they (AMS) let it go
at this, 111 be ashamed to belong to
UBC. It is not a matter of the
money, it is the principle."
Mark Keister, arts representative, who voted against the motion to lay charges against
Kottmeier said yesterday that he
now believes council was the
wrong body to make the decision.
"It wasn't right for us (council)
to pass judgment on one of our
own, who was a friend to a number
of us."
"To have twenty or so people
make this decision for the entire
student society is not fair," he said.
"A neutral group like student's
court should have looked at this."
Keister added there is still
information which should be made
public. He cited a letter Kottmeier
sent to director of administration
Andrew Hicks. The contents were
discussed in-camera in council.
Mathers said student court
will be convened as soon as council
is informed Wednesday of the notice of intent.
Ubyssey autonomy proposal to be presented to council
by Greg Davis
The Ubyssey publications
committee unanimously supported a Ubyssey bid to become
financially independent from the
AMS in an emergency meeting
last night.
A motion will be presented to
council tomorrow and the AMS
will decide whether a Ubyssey
autonomy referendum will be held
at the end of January.
Currently The Ubyssey has
editorial autonomy, but is under
the financial control ofthe AMS—
an autonomous Ubyssey would be
a non-profit society and manage
its own business affairs.
If the referendum is approved
students will decide on the issue in
two weeks during the AMS executive elections.
In 1981 Canadian University
Press (CUP), of which The Ubyssey isa member, adopted the principle that member papers should
pursue the highest level of autonomy possible.
"Autonomy assures a free
press on campus," said Chris
Lawson, CUFs national bureau
chief. "When the student council
controls the strings ofthe student
press, it makes freedom of the
press a myth on campus."
Currently about one quarter of
CUFs 52 member papers are completely autonomous.
Lawson said non-autonomous
papers may have a great deal of
editorial freedom, but student governments could still influence editorial content with financial control.
He added that in situations
where the publisher is the student
government, freedom of the press
could be jeopardized.
Last September, the Student
Administrative Commission
threatened to censor The Ubyssey
during the Student Recreation
Centre referendum.
"The only way to solve this
dilemma is for the paper to become
autonomous with the staff having
ultimate responsibility and financial control," Lawson said.
AMS president Mike Lee said
he has noi; seen the referendum
motion, but he voiced two main
concerns: individual student fees
and the issue of liability in the case
of a law suit.
"I personally think the Ubyssey should be autonomous due to
the tension," said Lee. "I don't feel
comfortable with the student gov
ernment having any say or exerting any pressure over Ubyssey
content, like holding the purse
strings over their head.
"The role The Ubyssey plays
is to serve as a form of monitoring
the AMS. I feel autonomy will best
enable The Ubyssey to fulfil this
Iain Hiscoe, student-at-large
on the committee said: "It's what
the Ubyssey wants. I'm not convinced either way. It's not our
place to stand in their way. They
shouldhave the opportunity to try.
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January 16, 1990 "I think it's an unusual privilege working for the medium that in fact may destroy
this country," Mark Starowicz began.
Starowicz, the executive producer of
the CBC current affairs program The Journal, was first confronted with the influence
of the U.S. on Canadian television in a
major way when he went in search of videos
on Canadian history and culture for his two
young daughters.
"Go into a video store. Try to find anything for children produced in this country
for a six year old," he said. "There's virtually
nothing. It's probably easier to pick up
underground literature in Albania than to
pick up Canadian children's video
material....I don't believe that parents in
this country should be forced to become the
literary equivalent of survivalists, hoarding
video cassettes. A people have the right to
see their culture on the screen and in the
video store.
"What about the children that we are
raising? Any blacks they've seen are in
Chicago, New York, American situations.
We have three hundred thousand Carribean black in Toronto, but if you watch
Canadian television, you wouldn't know
that there are 5,000 in the whole country....
Anything we're going to know about the
interrelationship of races, anything we're
going to see about the interrelationship of
ethnic groups will essentially be seen
through the prism of a different political
and social ethos.
"I can prove that Donald Duck has
logged about 100 times more air time than
any ordinary French-Canadian on English
Canadian television in the last year," he
"The average Canadian, similar to the
average American, consumes 23 and a half
hours of television a week," he said.
"That adds up to more than all the
combined time that person will spend reading a book, going to a movie, going to the
ballet, going to a sporting event, watching
videos, reading the newspaper, mowing the
lawn, combined.
"Ifyou take a child, a Canadian child,
by the age of twelve (she or he) will have
seen twelve thousand hours of television. Of
those twelve thousand hours, ten thousand
will be American... that is more time than
the childby the age of twelve will have spent
in a Canadian school."
He added that this influence was not
confined to news—that fictional series and
dramas on television served to promote
American images among Canadians.
Starowicz, who was speaking to assembled delegates at the national conference of Canadian University Press last
month, has always been interested in social
issues. While a student at McGill University in the late '60's, he edited The McGill
Daily, the McGill student paper, and was
one of the leaders of the McGill Francaise
movement, a movement to make McGill a
more bilingual school.
Starowicz went from McGill to The
Toronto Star and was a founder of the progressive current affairs magazine, The Last
Post. After joining the CBC, he became
producer of As It Happens and then The
Journal in 1982, when the program was
Starowicz said his program was originally conceived as a way to put a Canadian
slant on important issues on the air, yet the
Mark Starowicz, producer of
The Journal, on Canadian
media culture
by Rick Hiebert
concept of the program wasn't entirely
"Veryfewpeopleargued...in 1982 when
we (began) doing The National and The
Journal at ten 'o'clock that you required a
national information program," he said. "As
recently as eight years ago, it was still
fashionable to stress...that in six months
you'd run out of Canadians to interview."
"We finally succeeded in making our
point (that something like The Journal
should exist) in this way: you might remember John Munro, the Liberal deputy Prime
Minister, who had gone through a scandal
of some description or other. We managed to
establish that he had had a total of 47
seconds on Canadian television....The reason was not that he wasn't wiling to talk, we
just had no place to interview him."
Starowicz added that the Canadian
intelligentsia doesn't seem to see the Americanization of Canadian TV as a problem.
"It's so difficult to persuade people that
this is an issue because there's a certain
intellectual contempt that comes with discussion of television. People in Oshawa who
have a sinkful of dishes watch television in
the afternoon. Therefore there's nothing to
worry about, they say."
"There's a sense by which the whole
Canadian intelligentsia, in the first place,
brags about their intellectual bona fides by
saying how little television they watch,"
Starowicz said.
"Television is, in many ways, a working
class medium and because it's a working
class medium, (these people reason) "Well
we mustn't detain ourselves too heavily
with what people see in video stores or what
their kids are seeing at four o'clock in the
afternoon. This is not an important national
issue.'This mindsetisfatal, absolutely fatal
to a country's capacity to transmit its values."
Starowicz added that CBC shows like
Anne of Green Gables or Chataqua Girl, for
example, occasionally "lit up the switch
board" with positive response. "Anytime
that Canadian television puts on anything
reflecting the national experience, it strikes
a national chord."
Starowicz had several suggestions for
combatting this problem. The foremost is
that Canadians must start producing their
own TV material.
"In an era where television corporations around the world are growing and
expanding their operations i nto other areas
ofthe world, producing our own material is
critical," he said.
"The way you destroy your national
television industry—the way we did it, we
massively increased the amount of channels and increased distribution without
increasing production. So what happens
when you go from four to thirty channels but
don't increase your production?" he said.
"The cheapest available programming fills
"If certain people don't know their
rights, the first thing you get back is Wait
a minute, I want my freedom to choose'., .but
the freedom of choice issue has to be turned
around. The freedom of choice should involve the freedom to produce TV programs
as well as the freedom to distribute."
"People do not think of television as a
right. The very concept that we have a right
to the airwaves has eroded from our national psyche."
Starowicz suggested that Canadians
eliminate the "hundred of pockets of video
poverty" across the country by eliminating
unnecessary rural TV stations.
He said that Canada could learn from
the example of Great Britain, whose ITV
television network has regional television
stations with monopolies over each part of
the country that are small enough to adequately cover a region, yet large enough to
produce good television programs that reflect local culture.
"There's no use walking into Kelowna,
into an Okanagan broadcasting company—
while fifty-eight miles away there's another
television station in Penticton—and saying
'I've been listening to Mr. Starowicz and
while it takes half a million to produce an
episode of Canadian drama, I think you
pirates and you bastards should stop running Leave It to Beaver and put on Canadian content.'"
"The essential truth is that the private
sector cannot produce adequate supplies of
Canadian drama because of the way it's
structured and therefore we'll have to make
some difficult decisions."
"We're going to have to come up with
some conglomerates. We're going to have to
say 'well wait a minute, maybe it's not so
democratic to have so many different little
separately owned television stations in so
many different little towns. Maybe it's
more important to have the whole interior
of B.C. like Central Television and
Granada to be sufficiently powerful to
employ more than a janitor and a weather
person and produce a drama if the objective
is to produce a drama for British Columbia.'"
"We divvied the (TV station licences)
up like car dealerships....It became a popular thing to do to get a TV station for your
"Here's how distorted the situation has
become," he said. "Every time we issue a TV
license, we increase the viewing of American television. The building has to be 100
per cent Canadian, the Board of Directors
has to be Canadian...yet every time we run
that flag up in Pentiction, Kamloops and
the Moosonee area, bingo, up runs the viewing of American programs."
"You pay only $150 for a half hour of
some U.S. shows. They call it 'classic television' and then they sell an ad for $50 to the
local Chinese restaurant and another ad for
$50 to...the local Ford dealership and
they'll make $300 on the half hour in the
afternoon. That's a 100 per cent return on
their investment. The show comes in the
mail, you put it on the reel and push play.
That's the level of Canadian television (in
some places)."
Starowicz said increased Canadian
television production could be funded by
taxes on advertising and imported programs and production equipment and tax
breaks making production costs for Canadian programs entirely tax deductible.
"We tax imported pigs. Why not tax
Dallas?" he said.
Despite the current situation with
Canadian television, Starowicz is still
hopeful that Canadians will rally to support their culture.
"Unfortunately we've persuaded ourselves that if we set our hands to something, it will be lousy," he said. "Yet I tell
you there's something electric when this
country sees its own streets on the air.
There's almost a hunger for it."
January 16,1990
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College seeks job equity
TORONTO (CUP) — The Ontario
College of Art will hire only women
to replace retiring faculty until
2000 under its new employment
equity program.
Support for the controversial
program came from both students
and faculty but "fierce" opposition
came from "a small minority of
older males in the college," according to OCA faculty association
president Archie Graham.
The program should bring the
percentage of women faculty at
OCA up to 38 per cent by the year
2000 but the numbers won't make
much of an impact on Ontario's
overall 16 per cent female faculty
rate, according to the province's
umbrella group of faculty associations.
Statistics Canada says in
1986-87, only 5.8 per cent of Ontario's full professors were women,
while women made up 15.1 per cent
of associate professors and 28.5 per
cent of assistant professors.
Bob Kanduth, of the Ontario
Confederation of Faculty Associations (OCUFA), said male-female
ratios for faculty should match
those of graduating classes.
Ryerson Polytechnnical Institute requires a minimum of 80 per
cent of positions opened by retirees
be filled by women over the next
five years, while the University of
Ottawa has set its target at 40 per
Instead of setting numerical
targets, York University has chosen an affirmative action program, entrenched in the faculty's
collective agreement, that requires an active search for women
candidates rather than waitingfor
women to apply for positions.
"Employment equity programs may only change the
numbers without changing the
processes," said Ellen Baar, co-
chair of a York affirmative action
committee. "We're conducting
proactive searches. And every
appointment is audited."
OCUFA and individual institutions have been stressing the
need to increase the number of
women in faculty but the next step
is to improve representation of
visible minorities, disabled people
and native people, according to
And programs like OCA's
complicate efforts in other areas,
Kanduth admitted. A male member of a visible minority group, a
native man or disabled man can no'
longer be hired at OCA to fill a
retirement position.
But phase two of OCA's program, to be completed by June,
1990, will deal with increasing
representation of other groups,
according to Graham.
Graham said other positions,
besides those vacated by retiring
faculty, will be available and can
be filled by minorities, natives or
disabled people—male or female.
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by Joe Altwasser
The UBC men's basketball
team found no prescription for
their split personality on the Alberta plains this past weekend.
Endemic of their play for the
past two weeks, UBC was clobbered 110-92 in the first game
against the Calgary Dinosaurs
before rebounding to an 86-79
decision on Saturday.
UBC head coach Bruce Enns
was happy with the way, "the guys
responded the day after," but the
lack of discipline the team displayed on Friday night frightened
Enns said: "The veterans really have to pick up their shorts in
this area."
Mike Clarke led the T-Birds
in scoring with 24 points on Friday
while Al Lalonde chipped in with
23 points.
Saturday night the T-birds
improved considerably and had a
strong team effort according to
"Suddenly they played as a
team, no bad shots or defensive
gambling. Basically we played a
controlled game."
"We have to play with control
or we will be blown out ofthe gym
against U-Vic this weekend," said
J.D. Jackson was the sharp
shooter Saturday night with 27
points while Clarke swooshed 20
points. Freshman Derek Christiansen added 15 points.
Clarke's weekend exploits
earned him CIAU male player of
the week honors.
Enns hopes for a huge turnout this weekend as the Birds host
the top-ranked Victoria Vikings at
War Memorial Gym.
Basket'birds Blitzed
The UBC women's basketball
team was given a huge dose of
reality on the weekend when the
top ranked University of Calgary
Dinosaurs snapped their six game
win streak by sweeping the T-
Birds 72-45 and 83-56. The hometown Dinosaurs, unbeaten in over
two years, have now won 52
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by Douglas Harris
Indoor field hockey was the
sport, UBC's armouries was the
place and the province's premier
hockey teams were the focus at the
annual UBC indoor invitational.
In women's play, the Vancouver Doves defeated the University
of Victoria 2-1 to capture first
place for the third consecutive
The UBC women fell 3-2 to
North Vancouver and finished
fourth overall.
In men's play, West Vancouver emerged from a three-way tie
in first place by virtue of a better
overall margin of victory. UBC
placed second and the Vancouver
Jokers finished third.
Displaying the depth of talent
that has kept the Vancouver
Doves the dominant club in Canada in the '80s, coach Shiaz Virgee
made full use of his bench strength
and guided the Doves to five consecutive wins.
CIAU all-star Leslie
Richardson suffered a broken nose
in the final pool match and was
sidelined for the semi-final, a 4-1
loss, against UVic.
Sam Lorriche played splendidly for the 'Birds against North
Van, becoming a kicking back and
a sixth attacker when coach Gail
Wilson pulled UBC goalie Anna
Helmer in a successful attempt to
erase a two goal deficit.
Former UBC star Melanie
Slade ended any hopes of a Thunderbird comeback, scoring the
winning goal on a penalty stroke
with no time left on the clock.
The Thunderbird men were
led by the solid play of captain Ian
Wilson at back.
After losing a hard fought
game to eventual champion West
Van, UBC settled down and won
their next three matches, including an exciting 8-7 victory over the
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Wesbrook (Behind Gage)
Vikings storm Mainland
for the
basketball battle of B.C.
Friday and Saturday at War Memorial Gym
University of Victoria vs. UBC
games start at 6:00 pm
January 16, 1990 iiiBiii!
Icebirds stickhandle towards playoffs
by Michael Booth
"Before Christmas, all we did
was take a straw, laid back, and let
the water come up. Now, we are
rising above the water, standing
on our feet, and taking control.
Teams are taking us lightly and
that's to our advantage."- T-Bird
goaltender Ray Woodley
The Thunderbird hockey
team continued to take charge of
its own destiny by sweeping a pair
of weekend games from the visiting University of Regina Cougars.
The T-Birds downed Regina
5-3 and 3-1 to pull within one
point ofthe Cougars in the race for
the fourth and final playoff spotin
the tough Canada West conference.
The T-Birds totally dominated both contests and it was
only the spectacular play of Cougar netminders Rod Houk and
Trevor Lloyd that prevented Regina from being blown out of the
building entirely.
The two teams exchanged
first period goals before Cougar
forward Gary Dickie deflected a
pass over a sprawling Woodley for
a 2-1 Regina lead early in the second.
Regina's joy was short lived
as T-Bird defenceman Henry
Czenczek tied the game with a
shot from the face-off circle that
beat Houk cleanly on the stick
Defenceman Kevin Hoffman
set up the next UBC marker when
Houk misplayed his hard drive
from the point. Centre Grant Del-
court pounced on the rebound and
buried it in the net for a 3-2 T-Bird
The score stayed that way
until the second minute of the
third period when forward Rich
Dusevic scored unassisted to give
UBC a two goal lead. T-Bird forward Jay Barberie added an insurance marker before Regina's
Darrin McKechnie scored in the
game's final minute to make the
final count 5-3 for UBC.
UBC outplayed Regina
throughout the game and continually threatened to run up the
score. In the third period, the T-
Birds had two breakaways while
shorthanded and kept much ofthe
play in the Cougars end.
Houk played a solid game in
the Regina nets, kicking out 38
UBC drives.
Friday night's game was
played to the melodic strains ofthe
three songs that make up the playlist of the engineer's band. Although not necessarily on par wi th
the Vancouver Symphony, the
band's presence was appreciated
by all in attendance except maybe
the players sitting on the visitors
Saturday's crowd was decidedly quieter than the previous
night but the action on the ice was
no less intense. Trevor Lloyd replaced Houk between the pipes for
Regina and was no less outstanding as he recorded 38 saves off 41
UBC shots.
The T-Birds came out flying
as forwards Scott Fearns and Del-
court scored in the first period to
give UBC a 2-0 lead.
But early in the second frame
Regina pulled to within one on
perhaps the strangest goal of the
The Cougars broke into the
UBC end two-on-one and forward
Phil Lepage fired a shot that
Woodley stopped. The rebound
came to Regina forward Blaine
Demmans who fired the shot past
the post and a diving Woodley. The
puck bounced off the boards to the
other side ofthe net where a waiting Lepage slid it into the open net.
T-Bird defenceman Scott
Frizzell restored UBC's two goal
lead with a power-play goal late in
the second.
The third period quickly deteriorated into a sloppy, chippy
style of play as the referee appeared unwilling to call any penalty short of capital offenses.
Thus it was no surprise when an
eleven player shoving match
broke out in front of the T-Bird
goal with just 6 seconds remaining on the clock.
Regina coach Bill Liskowich
gave UBC full credit for the win
and acknowledged the T-Birds
were getting hot at the time ofthe
year that matters most.
"UBC played two great
games," Liskowich said. "They're
skating well and are playing solidly as a unit. They are hot now
and the team that gets hot will be
the one that makes the play-offs
which is just as well because if a
team is not playing well, it
shouldn't be in the playoffs."
Part of the UBC resurgence
can be traced to a decision coach
Terry O'Malley made in December when he moved wingers
Kevin Hoffman and Scott Frizzell
back to play defense. This allows
the T-Birds to move the puck out
of their zone and onto the attack
faster than before.
Frizzell, who played defense
while a member of the Prince Albert Raiders, believes that the
switch has improved the T-Bird
"There's a faster transition
possible as the other forwards
know we will be moving the puck
up," Frizzell said.
T-Bird netminder Ray Woodley agreed adding that the team
now has "more speed on the defense coming out of our own zone."
O'Malley was pleased with
the wins and immediately directed his attention to next
week's road trip to Edmonton for
a pair of games with the perennially tough University of Alberta
Golden Bears.
"We got a sweep," O'Malley
said. "It puts us back in the hunt.
We need at least one victory out
Alberta and that will be just a
matter of putting together consistently strong games."
by Michael Booth
During final exams last
spring, I took the opportunity
one day to play casual hockey at
the Winter Sports Centre.
Among the players who
showed up that day was a young
goaltender who was obviously
used to a level of competition far
exceeding that which makes up
an average turnout to casual
During a break in play I
asked him what team he played
for. He replied that he played for
a BCJHL team (the name's not
important) that had been eliminated from the playoffs.
Knowing the BCJHL's
reputation for being heavily
scouted by the U.S. college
hockey powers, I asked him
whether he was hoping to attract scholarship offers.
His reply revealed so much
of what is wrong with the current hockey system that I still
remember it vividly.
He said that the upcoming
year was a make or break season
for him. He had to catch on with
Technically foul
a major junior team or else he was
finishedin hockey. He saida scholarship offer was out of the question because, although he was
technically in grade eleven, he still
hadn't passed his grade nine English.
He had played hockey all his
life and, when younger, had
dreams of NHL stardom dancing
through his head. As he got older,
he realized that a lot of other
young men had similar dreams
and were just as talented as he. He
sai d that he was now goi ng to work
hard over the summer and hope
that a team in the Western Hockey
League would take a chance on
Imagine. Sixteen or seventeen years old and having your
whole future tied to whether or not
some fat guy in a trendy suit and
chewing on a cigar thinks your
good enough to play for the team
that he represents.
This young goaltender had
sacrificed everything, including
his education, in the vain hope
that he could play in the NHL
The fact that he was out on the
ice an a warm April day reveals
just where his priorities were. He
apparently was not interested in
upgrading his English mark, only
in 'working hard' so that he might
get a shot at playing hockey at a
higher level.
Unfortunately, his version of
a higher level of competition
did not include university
hockey on either side of the border.
In the United States, college
hockey has moved into an unprecedented prominence. University teams routinely play to sell
out crowds and the game is becoming popular in the warmer climes.
It's attraction is so strong that
former L.A. Kings owner Jerry
Bus recently staged a tournament
in Los Angeles just to promote the
college game in Southern California.
In Canada however, the college game is still searching for an
identity. The team rosters have
traditionally been filled by players
who have played out their junior
eligibility but have been passed
over by the piro ranks.
In recent years this image has
begun to crack. Mike Ridley successfully made the transition from
Canadian University hockey to
the NHL's New York Rangers and
suddenly the secret was out. The
NHL began to scout the Canadian
schools and uncovered such gems
as Tim Lenardin and UBC's Carl
Although the increased attention from the NHL is all well and
good, the real reason that these
athletes play for Canadian university teams is that they are students of the institutions they hit
the ice for. They have found that it
is possible to be an top notch ath
lete and still find room for the
This point has been missed
by the young fellow at casual
hockey. His limited vision told
him that hockey will be his meal
ticket and that to ensure this, he
must devote whatever time is
available to working towards
that end.
There are only around 400
jobs to be found in the NHL and
each year there are several thousand players in junior and college hockey who hope to land one
of those 400 positions.
Players who take the college
hockey route at least have a University degree to fall back on
when their playing days arebver.
Those who opt for the junior
leagues face a much more uncertain future. Some go on and complete their education and play for
Canadian college teams.
For others though, the future isbleak. Afterall, how many
jobs are out there that require a
grade ten education and a quick
glove hand?
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JAN. 16,17 & 18, 11 am to 2 pm.
(main floor SUB).
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Safely driving
away from death
by Chung Wong
People tend to drive
where they look. There
could be only one tree in a large
field, and the car will still hit it.
Why? Because the driver is watching it. You will drive where you
look in a panic situation. Imagine
yourself as a pedestrian being
watched by a driver—Fd watch
out if I were you—you never know
what they're up to," smirked Gary
Magwood as he illustrated with
his hands a panicking driver chasing a helpless pedestrian. The
pedestrian did not have a chance.
The audience laughed.
But someday that driver fol-
i lowing  the  helpless  pedestrian
could be you, said Magwood.
Magwood, a former Canadian
national racing champion,
spoke to a near full audience at
SUB auditorium on Thursday as
part of a free course called Labatt's
Road Scholarship which has
toured universities across Canada. The course targets the 19 to
22 year-old age group which has
the highest rate of driving accidents.
To escape the above predicament, he suggested training in
potential accident situations. It is
an ability few people have when in
a panic, he said.
"Vision is important when it
comes to safe driving," he said.
"Too many people tend to look at
the hood or at the lights ofthe car
ahead, and when it suddenly stops
they hit it."
"The trick is to look ahead of
the car in front of you."
"According to a German specialist, if we had one extra second
in an accident—one extra second
of time to recognize the situation—it could have been
avoided," said AMS programs coordinator Laura Byers, who organized the seminar.
She attributed Vancouver's
high accident rate to drivers who
are either too careless or too relaxed.
Statistics from the Insurance
Company  of British   Columbia
(ICBC) indicate that the Lower
Mainland's 423,000 claims accounts for 65 per cent ofthe province's total.
A main attraction ofthe seminar was the brake and steering
techniques used for high speed
turns in racing and for accident
prevention in emergency situations.
"In these situations most
drivers slam the brakes too hard.
When this happens the brakes
lock and you cannot steer away
from the car stopped in front of
you," said Magwood.
According to Magwood,
threshhold braking is accepted
amongst driving instructors as the
most effective type of braking
under any circumstances be it
snow, ice, rain or dry conditions.
"When you only add slight
pressure on the brake, the wheels
aren't locked and you can steer
away from the car stopped in front
of you. This type of braking is also
usedfor high speed turns. In races,
it's usually the driver that does the
best braking who wins it."
Magwood noted threshold
braking would be much more difficult to achieve if the driver was
Though he discussed several
elements of safe driving techniques for accident avoidence, he
emphasized it was only a completion of what they should been have
taught driving school.
... "According to a
German specialist, if
we had one extra
second in an
accident—one extra
second of time to
recognize the
situation—it could
have been avoided..."
"At (a driving school) in
Toronto new drivers are trained
and tested on unbusy quiet roads
Gary Magwood
at this center and just a few miles
away is the war zone—the 401
highway—which is usually a
packed four lane freeway. I've
heard instructors there say they
wouldn't want to be in the same
car as the people they just passed."
According to "information
gathered in 1988 from Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
of Ottawa...if alcohol-related driving accidents were removed from
Canadian figures, 90 per cent of
accidents would still occur."
In B.C., 80 per cent of accidents are caused by actions of the
drivers. The top two offenders are
failing to yield the right of way and
careless actions. Alcohol is the top
contributor of fatal accidents. In
1988, 560 deaths resulted from
118,831 motor vehicle accidentsin
B.C is noted for having one of
the worst accident rates in the
country. In 1986 there were 190
accidents with 2.8 deaths resulting for every 100 million kilometres driven.
Only PEI which did not have a
seat belt law at the time had a
higher rate.
Magwood's message was
clear: too many people drive
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The emergency drive
by Chung Wong
STUDENTS jumped behind
steering wheels this past
weekend, skidding through B-lot
around pylons and volunteer pedestrians.
In wet driving conditions, 22
students attempted brake-steering skid control techniques which
had been demonstrated at Thursday's Labatt's Road Scholarship
free seminar.
Professional racers took students through each exercise on the
course driving five Fords, after
which students undertook a total
of six drives in a car loaded with
four other students.
No casualties have been reported as of yet in the Road Scholarship Tour across Canada.
With the professionals at the
wheel, students experienced 360
degree spins.
In one challenging exercise,
daring volunteer pedestrians
lined up beside pylons on either
side of the course. The student
driver had to threshold brake on
an oiled surface while approaching the pylons and then react as
one of the pedestrians stepped
out. The student driver then had
to steer in a skid to the side of the
pylons opposite to the pedestrian.
Approaching the pylons in the
40 and 50 kilometre trials was of
little worry to drivers, but when
the 60 kilometre trial came about.
"the smiles left the faces," said one
Several cars skidded into the
pylons or hit a couple of pylons but
forgot to stop and dragged or continued to run over the pylons—
which were supposed to symbolize
nursery kids.
"Ifyou realize how much concentration it takes to do it sober
than you realize how much harder
it is going to be to do it drunk," said
AMS programs coordinator Laura
"If you realize how
much concentration
it takes to do it sober
than you realize how
much harder it is
going to be to do it
Former Canadian national
racing champ, Gary Magwood said
a common fault made by most
drivers was improper body positioning unsuitable for threshold
braking. "The left foot has to be
braced on the floor to prevent your
right foot from stepping on the
brakes too hard and locking
them," he said.
"This way you can keep your
right heel on the floor and loosely
apply pressure to the brake with a
gradual increase with more con-,
Magwood also faulted many
drivers for not having both hands
relaxed on the wheel. "You won't
be ready (for a sharp maneuver) if
you have just one hand flopped on
the wheel," he said.
The final exercise involved
the driver weaving through a slalom course of pylons without looking at the pylons but at the signaler at the end of the course.
"A common mistake made in
this exercise is going through this
course hke a snake. You have to
zig-zag...you have to straighten
out between pylons for a foot.
People forget the rear wheels follow the front—they're the ones
that often hit the pylons," said one
ofthe instructors.
Most instructors recommend
the stationary two hand technique
as the best steering method. But
the "total control" shuffle technique taught to the RCMP is actively challenging this technique
as being the best. This involves
alternating process of having one
hand steering to twelve o' clock
and/or six o'clock position on the
wheel with the other hand shuffling.
"The total control technique is
an attitude training technique
which achieves smoother steering—that's why you can never
outrun the RCMP," said one
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Autonomy now!
The Ubyssey has been in bed with the AMS too long.
Trying to present facts to students while being published by our Alma Mater Society makes no more sense
than it would for the federal government to publish the
Globe and Mail.
And we want out.
The Ubyssey, backed by the Ubyssey Publications
Committee, is at present campaigning to become autonomous. It is our goal to make The Ubyssey an independent
society separately incorporated from the AMS. Autonomy
means that the Publications Committee, which now acts as
an intermediary between the students, the AMS and The
Ubyssey, would be transformed into a board of directors,
and would be responsible for overseeing administrative,
financial and legal matters as well as receiving students'
As an autonomous society, The Ubyssey would collect
the student levy directly from the students instead of
receiving the students' contribution through the AMS.
Autonomy means more than just publishing ourselves
and taking care of our own finances. Control over the
editorial content in The Ubyssey is at stake. Without
freedom from the AMS, this university does not enjoy
freedom of the press.
This is your paper.
As your student publication, part of our mandate is to
provide accurate and unrestricted coverage of the events
and issues concerning the AMS. This includes critically
reporting on council and the executive, who are the publishers and the financial backers of this paper. Spot the conflict
of interest? With autonomy, the students rather than the
student politicians, become the group to whom this paper is
Unfortunately, what is best for The Ubyssey is not
always in the AMS' perceived best interests. As long as
council retains financial control, the paper is subject to its
pressure and even such nasty things as censorship. Just in
case you thought the AMS would never tell us what to print
or what not to print, it did. Last fall there was an attempted
news black-out during the Student Recreation Centre referendum.
University papers across Canada have suffered at the
hands of their student societies, sometimes with far worse
results. Papers have been forced to overlook possible stories
critical of their student government in hopes of getting a
fair financial deal. Sometimes the student societies have
exerted pressure, though more subtly, through financial
leverage. In other cases, like at The Manitoban at the U. of
Manitoba two years ago, editors showed up at their offices
to locked doors—a purge. Can The Ubyssey have freedom
with this hanging over its head?
In becoming autonomous, The Ubyssey would also
become more responsible financially and editorially. To
date, risks of over-spending or threatened libel suits have
never been a consequence we've had to worry about since
the AMS, our publishers, dealt with such matters. The
Ubyssey would become a better, more responsible paper because of its new position.
And so, with the support of student's council at next
Wednesday's meeting, The Ubyssey will put in motion
steps toward becoming independent. This will include a
referendum on the AMS executive ballot that will ask
students who they want publishing their paper.
It's something worth thinking about.
We think that autonomy would benefit The Ubyssey,
the students, and the AMS.
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January 15,1990
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throughout the academic year bytheAlmaMaterSociety
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are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
university administration, or ofthe sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud support of the Alumni
Association. The Ubyssey is a member of Canadian
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Chung arrived at the newsroom to find the office buried to the
ceiling in paper. From its depths he heard giggling, the endless
maniacal giggling of Franka Cordua-von Specht, Paul Dayson, Rebecca Bishop and Greg Davis. "What's going on?" he shouted. Independence, giggled Franka and mass hysteria broke out Joe Altwasser
suspected drugs, just as Dale Fallon and Michael Booth had warned,
But Yuki Kurahashi explained "It's not lunacy...I t's autonomy!" Wong
Kwok Sum understood, he'd been there before. Ted Aussem, Dan An
drews and Ernie Stelzer caught the spell and giggled too. Ian
McDonald, David Loh, Dan Koo and Doug Han-is looked on in amazement. Keith Leung jumped on the all-nighters, sending bales of faxed
documents high into the air. Steve Chan photographed this monumen
tai moment in 71 years of history. (Rick Hiebert had been there firom
the beginning). Nadene, totally missing out, phoned to say "I'm on the
next ferry...really.* Hao Li started to reduce the documents "to make
room for the onslaught of staffer..* Sure enough, all over the world
visions of autonomy flashed in the heads of sleeping Ubyssey types and
"autonomy....autonomy* began to faintly rise. "Autonomy, Auton
omvl" giggled the gigglers. From all over the world, the bells rung out,
celebrating freedom ofthe press.
Jm AttwatMr • Franka Cordu»*ori Specht
Katth Uung • Nadana Rehnby • Chung Wong
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We need more
Clearly the S.U.B.
building has outstretched
its ability to effectively provide for the students of this
campus. Lunch hour provides a gleaming example,
with most students seated
on the floor. Also, I saw two
clubs attempting to hold
their meetings in the hall,
imposing on those just look-
i ng for a pi ace to si t. There i s
no club space, no hall large
enough for current space
demands and most importantly, barely enough room
to walk in the S.U.B. I ask,
why then did the Student
Recreation Centre referendum fail?
The SRC facility was
what students voted in favour ofthe year before and it
was the students' decision.
Nothing was crammed
down students throats.
Only 2600 hundred students decided that it was a
bad deal, most not realizing
the issues. Should less than
10 percent ofthe University
population decide the fate of
a project so important to the
future of student services on
campus. Over 4000 on campus voted "yes" the year
before but the AMS council
refuses to acknowledge such
a turnout. I sincerely feel
that if students had time to
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be informed of the real issues affecting students then
they would support the project. I hope in the future both
sides of the debate work
together to better inform
students ofthe facts regarding the facility.
I ask people today why
they did not vote and the
usual reply is that they did
not know enough about it.
Others who voted "No" said
that because there was so
much negative press
printed on the facility they
decided to go with the flow,
not understanding the issues fully. Such a lack of
information is hardly a responsible way to run a referendum. P.S. It took three
referendums to pass the
Dean Desrosiers
Arts 4
Karl a prince of
a fellow
Please, please pardon
Karl Kottmeier. After all,
he really is a nice man, and
he is such a good friend of
those in the AMS. Not like
that awful Manuel Noriega.
Or those racist South Africans.
$8500.00 is not a lot of
money, and besides, he said
he was going to pay it all
back anyways. I admire the
AMS for standing by Karl
and refusing to lay charges
for embezzlement because,
after all, he has probably
learned from his mistake. It
touched me that Karl was so
willing to resign from his
position as director of finance. Hasn't the man sacrificed enough?
Besides, how can anyone callously convict a man
who was kind enough to
help fellow AMS'er Andrew
Hicks graciously "reward"
those overworked and suffering committees with beer
and pizza. If only our professors were so kind.
The AMS thinks that
we should look out for the
best interests ofthe AMS as
a society, and to me that
means we should move on to
other more important
things...like boycotting that
evil Shell Oil company or
fighting those greedy land
developers. Now THESE
are our ENEMIES.
Dale Enns
Arts 4
Sophocles says
I am writing in regard
to the December first Perspective entitled—or rather
mistitled—"Got time for a
Sermon?". I think it was an
excellent piece which covered numerous valid points.
Perhaps the most striking
statement in the work was
that "Nature produces a lot
of variety, and not all of it is
Hatred towards a select
group of human beings—
homosexuals in this case—
is based solely on insensitivity and narrow-mindedness.
It is our refusal to try to
understand another person's beliefs or way of life
that causes this enmity.
The ancient Greek
playwright Sophocles wrote
in his play The Antigone, "I
begyou, do not be unchangeable. Do not believe that you
alone can be right. The man
who thinks that, the man
who maintains that only he
has the power to reason correctly, the gift to speak, the
soul—a man like that, when
you know him, turns out
B. Haynes
Arts 3
The Ubyssey
(kspemiely needs
and miters.
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In memory of a friend
All who knew him liked and respected him.
His name was Scott Prince. He was 20
years old. A third year microbiology student.
A triathlete. A reservist in the Canadian
Navy. A person with a great sense of humour.
He was a friend.
At 2:30 am on Thursday, January 11 Scott
drove in to the intersection at Ring Edward
and Oak—going home from a microbiology
dance. At that same time a 24-year-old in a
pickup entered the intersection, against a
"dead" red light and at "an excessive speed".
He was not injured. Scott was killed instantly.
A charge of impaired driving has been laid.
A charge of criminal negligence is pending. A
charge of murder in the first degree won't be
The guy in the pickup didn't know Scott.
He didn't know that Scott had studied hard for
his exams last term, that Scott had spent a
great Christmas with his family in Newfoundland, that Scott even existed. We did.
The guy drove his pickup while he was
drunk. He didn't care.
To most people Scott will just be another
statistic or just another victim of an unforgivable crime; to some of you, maybe just one less
face in the crowd. It really only matters when
it happens to someone you know. Pray that it
Scott's widowed mother was notified by the
police in St. John's. She has one daughter left.
The flag on campus will fly at half-mast as
will the one at his Naval Reserve unit.
All who knew him liked and respected him.
He was a friend.
Gwilym Roberts
Science 3
Charlie Moore
Science 3
January 16,1990 L^U^^^^^^^ ,^__h   ___L
AMS daddy knows
After reading the recent
Ubyssey coverage on the AMS
audit results, it's easy to jump to
some seemingly obvious conclusions. I am assuming that you can
resist this temptation - at least
until you have read this letter.
If I were asked to base my
judgement solely on the information that has appeared in the
Ubyssey, I may have jumped to
those same conclusions: that the
AMS should have pressed
charges, that the AMS is protecting one of their own, etc., etc.,
etc..(I hope most people who have
been following this story will understand if I don't drag any names
through the mud).
As well, I really hope that
some of you can try to understand
that the information presented to
you is very incomplete. The Ubyssey is not necessarily to blame for
this incomplete picture. The
Ubyssey staff have only heard a
fraction of the debate; and they
only have enough space to print a
fraction of what they've heard.
So I ask that you please consider the following: your Students'
Council is comprised of representatives from every walk of life and
every faculty; for the most part, we
enter our jobs as virtual strangers
at the beginning of our terms and
we meet every two weeks to make
a wide variety of decisions; this
particular decision was - without a
doubt - the most difficult to date;
we have spent ten hours, over the
course of three meetings, engaged
in a detailed debate which has led
to our eventual decision on the
question of pressing charges.
About five minutes of this debate
has been presented to you in the
This year in particular, the
AMS Council has had difficulty
agreeing on a large number of different issues. The final vote on
this decision was, in fact, 23 to 6 -
with one person abstaining: an
overwhelming majority, especially for this year's council.
In this letter I can't even begin
to explain the debate and discussion of these meetings; but after
ten hours of questions, answers
and opinions, your elected representatives have made a difficult -
but clear - decision.
I can only hope that everyone
will at least try to understand the
multitude of variables involved in
a decision like this one; and then
accept it for what it is: the consensus of the overwhelming majority
of your representatives to the
Students' Council.
Tim Bird, Student
Rep to the UBC BoG
Honecker, Ceauc-
escu, Noriega and
1989 has seen the fall of politicians that allegedly used their
power for personal gains at the
cost of the public they were supposed to serve. Amongst these
politicians are East Germany's
Erich Honecker, Romania's
Ceaucescu, Panama's Manuel
Noriega, and AMS Director of
Finance Karl Kottmeier. While
Ceaucescu had to pay the ultimate
price for his abuse of power,
Honecker and Kottmeier are still
anxiously awaiting the possibilities of charges being brought
against them.
The assumed premise in Karl
Kottmeier's case is clear: in order
to enrich himself personally, he
capitalized on his position asdirec-
tor of finance and usurped public
funds. According to his friends,
this was done with the intention to
pay back the funds at a later time.
Unfortunately for him, however,
the unlawful taking of another's
property is in essence an act of
theft, and no noble plan to return
such property to the victim at a
later time will change that fact.
The act of stealing always
leaves a victim behind. In this
particular case, the university's
student body (sometimes termed
the Alma Mater Society) was the
defrauded party. Forced to pay
hefty AMS fees every year, students expect the AMS council to
ensure proper handling of AMS
funds. If a member of the AMS
executive is caught stealing
money from the society, students
should be able to expect the society's officials to lay charges
against such an individual. That is
because only the judicial system is
able to decide what kind of disciplinary actions should be brought
against an alleged criminal.
Karl Kottmeier seems to have
many friends within the AMS
council, however. At Wednesday's
council meeting members overwhelmingly voted for the motion
not to bring any criminal charges
forward. By doing so, council rejects the notion that what Karl
Kottmeier is said to have done is a
criminal act. The implications of
this decision are immense.
First, the AMS council surrenders any claim of credibility.
Second, by assisting Kottmeier in
the attempt to get off scott-free,
council sets a precedent for future
abuse of public funds. Third, by
not encouraging the proper authorities to evaluate Kottmeier's
actions, council claims the autocratic right to arbitrarily protect
whoever it wishes from the law.
If the AMS council believes
that students will view its decision
not to lay charges against
Kottmeier as an act of mercy, they
are mistaken. Students will not be
made to believe that Karl
Kottmeier's actions were the result of carelessness and unfortunate circumstances. As long as the
possibility exists that Kottmeier
acted in a way only describable as
theft, council has the responsibility to lay charges against him. By
not doing so, advocates ofthe conspiracy theory will find the AMS
executive an easy target.
Robin Muehlebach
Arts 3
More trollops
Bill Allman seems to think
that something in print which
contradicts the social norm somehow takes paramountry. To claim
that the phrase "treacherous trollop" does not allude whatsoever to
one's sexual morality is to imply
that the speaker is, either, not an
active member of present-day
English speaking society, or that
the speaker would do anything to
avoid apologizing for making what
any reasonable person would construe as a sexist, insulting remark.
P.S. I see that in the Oxford
Paperback Dictionary, "trollop" is
defined as, "a slatternly woman, a
prostitute." Hmmmmmmm...
Sandy Wilkinson
Law 1
Nail AMS hacks in
I hope The Ubyssey will see fit
to print the names ofthe eighteen
AMS Students' Council members
who voted not to press criminal
charges against Karl Kottmeier so
that they may be kicked out of
office in the upcoming AMS elections. The AMS Executive seems
to have forgotten who they repre-
CM THE & us...
sent and apparently prefer to look
after their own interests rather
than those of the students. The
students on the AMS Executive
could not make an impartial decision regarding Mr. Kottmeier's
fate. That decision should have
been left to the Courts to make. As
the Courts do not tend to look favourably on individuals who grant
themselves unauthorized, interest-free 'loans' using other
people's money, those eighteen
members of the AMS Executive
were not trying to protect Mr.
Kottmeier were they?
The matter of the Victoria
Invasion account opens many
questions as to the extent of the
misuse of AMS—students'—
funds. If the Victoria Invasion
account could be manipulated into
a "let's give people students'
money" account, what is there to
stop other accounts from being
manipulated in the same way?
Why didn't Andrew Hicks ask to
have an account set up to provide
refreshments at committee meetings, if he thought, that such an
expenditure was justified, rather
than deceiving the students? Just
because Mr. Kottmeier was the
Director of Finance does not mean
that he had the right to authorize
abuse of the Victoria Invasion
account. Democracy is not based
on unquestioning obedience or
absolute authority and Andrew
Hicks and Vanessa Geary should
have objected to Mr. Kottmeier's
disregard for principle. Wake up
AMS and consider the concerns
and interests of the students who
you were elected to represent.
Philip Wooldridge
Name it after us!
I note with great displeasure
that the name of some philanthropist from Hong Kong is proposed
as the name for UBC Centre for
the Performing Arts. The man is
the father ofthe Chan brothers of
Vancouver, who have donated $10
million to the fund.
It is simply out ofthe question
that a non-British Columbian's
name be used for the Centre. The
UBC Building fund committee is
setting a very dangerous precedent where B.C. arts are concerned. They are chipping away at
and undermining our Canadian
The cost of the Centre was
$31.5 million. The fund was
matched dollar for dollar by the
B.C. government. Why then does
the committee see fit to let the
lesser contributor have the choice
to name the building?
My personal choice is a British Columbian who has done outstanding work in the musical arts
fieldforl8years. LeeKum-Singof
the Vancouver Academy of Music
and the University of B.C. Department of Music. Itis an insult to all
British Columbians who have followed his dedicated work that Mr.
Lee's name was not even considered. Oi- Anna Wyman's for her
work at the School of Dance Arts.
Simply, because neither of
them have $10million! (Which the
Chan's get back through tax loopholes anyway). If the federal government put a stop to that odious
practise UBC students wouldn't
always be fighting student hikes.
Maty J. Prinz
Graduate Studies
Justice now!
I am furious that Karl
Kottmeier, now-resigned AMS
director of finance, and Andrew
Hicks, chair of SAC and director of
administration, have stolen AMS
funds for their own personal use.
Wh}' are they being allowed to
escape justice? These thieves
should be prosecuted and made to
pay back every penny they apparently ripped off. If they don't, will
the AMS try to get more money out
of we students next time?
What is the difference between this crime happening on or
off this campus?
I am sure that most other
students aware of this are just as
irate as I am. We don't like to pay
AMS fees, especially when they
are used for someone's pizza and
beer and, in general, misused.
Lara Cleven
Arts 2
Ubyssey obnoxious
I was offended and outraged
upon reading your Jan. 5, '90 editorial in which you rudely insulted
Dr. David Strangway. That even
the editors of this particularly
unsavoury student newspaper
could be so malicious and disrespectful is disgusting.
It is not my intention in this
brief letter to offer a moral sanction to Dr. Strangway's policies.
However, your offensive rudeness
is an attack not only on Dr. Strangway and the university which he
represents, but also on every one of
your readers whom you insult
with your snide tone.
The Ubyssey claims (and I am
willing to believe you), that Dr.
Strangway is firmly pro-research,
pro-technology, pro-business, pro-
growth and pro-development. You
also seem to think that this automatically makes him "anti-academic freedom", "anti-student
Interests" and in effect, an evil
student hater, which is completely
ridiculous. To compare him with
totalitarian mass murderers such
as Stalin and Goebbels is malicious effrontery that completely
surpasses the bounds of civility.
I don't know whether your
claim is true or not that Dr.
Strangway has sought to run UBC
as though it were "a large corporation." However, I would be extremely pleased and proud to be a
UBC student if it were. I would be
happy to see an administrator of a
university show the same degree
of professionalism, dedication,
integrity and responsibility that a
corporate businessman must if he
wishes to be successful.
If you happen to disagree with
Dr. Strangway's policies, a civil,
reasoned discussion of his flaws
and shortcomings would be sufficient to make your point. To me,
your vicious ad hominem attack
shows not only your rudeness and
lack of civility, but also the weakness of your arguments.
Keith Lockitch
Science 2
Strangway replies
Dear Ms. Gillespie:
I am responding to your Ubyssey letter of January 9 in which
you raised many issues, including
my use of the word "inappropriate". I was angered indeed by the
events of December 6, and that
word was not well chosen to reflect
my feelings.
You may be aware that at the
Senate meeting on December 15,1
announced that I would be meeting with groups of women to determine what steps the university
should take to help women feel
safer on the campus. These consultations will be starting this
You may also be aware that
there was already a study underway examining the question of
creating a centre related to the
issues of violence in our society.
David W. Strangway
President, UBC
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''After East Germany
and Czechoslovakia,
Berkeley and Harvard
can't be far behind."
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January 16,1990
Molson sells beer with sexist adverts
MONTREAL  (CUP)  —  Molson
beer ads have been condemned by
a Vancouver watch dog group for
ignoring advertising industry
standards on sexism.
The ads for Molson Canadian
beer show women in a sexual context unrelated to the beer, said
Sylvia Spring, founder of Me-
The first ad features the song
Devil with a Blue Dress On, and a
group of young men who gather at
a bar. One of them eventually ends
up with two desirable young
"The camera angles are very
telling," Spring said. "When they
photograph the women, the camera focuses on the upper body.
They start from the legs, and then
(pan) upwards slowly — definitely
a male gaze.
"The women wear tight t-
shirts and one wears her suspenders backwards, to emphasize her
The women in the ad look very
similar physically, somewhat like
stock characters, while the men
are portrayed as "independent
and diverse," she added.
"They are showing that men
are there to pick up women, and
women are easily seduced," Spring
said. The ad was produced in
Toronto by the Maclaren-Lintas
advertising agency.
Neil McGregor, vice-president of Creative Services for-
Maclaren-Lintas, said Me-
diaWatch finds these messages
offensive because they seek them
"The point is, you see what
you want to seethe said. "If you're
looking   for   sexual   innuendo,
you're going to find it."
McGregor said the Molson
Canadian ads are marketed for
males aged 18-24.
McGregor insists that avid
beer consumers don't dwell on
sexual equality.
"Ninety percent of my target
group get their primary inspiration between their knees and their
nipples," he said.
"I am playing upon the less
positive attributes of females,
but I have to put my personal feelings aside when I'm addressing
the great unwashed. To them,
the   most   attractive   qualities
about a woman are her measurements."
He also said Molson's advertising schemes almost guarantee
high beer sales. "We found a formula that fortunately or unfortunately works. We're picking up an
existing stereotype we did not
But MediaWatch disagrees.
"The industry is pretending to
say that they don't create (the
stereotype), they only respond to
it. You create it by reinforcing it,"
Spring said.
"We're appealing to how these
males want to view themselves "
he said. "I don't th:nk we're going
beyond thephysicai. We're playing
on male weakness more than
female stereotyping."
But Spring said young males
aren't the only ones who see these
commercials. She believes that
women are still affected by the
ads, although they are not the
advertiser's target group.
"All the women in the ads are
young, white, beautiful and provocatively dressed. Young women
are told this is the way they must
act to get a man," she said.
McGregor said regulation
boards keep Molson from portraying beer as the social centrepiece,
forcing companies to emphasize
sex as selling point.
"You're not allowed to have
the beer being the facilitator of a
good time," he said.
Although MediaWatch is not
calling for a boycott of Molson
beer, Spring said the group will
continue pressuring the Molson
Corporation to clean up their advertising schemes.
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His clients are B.C.'s taxpayers. His job is to make
certain the province's $13 billion budget is spent
economically and efficiently.
The responsibility is enormous. But George excels
at turning challenging assignments into successful and
rewarding opportunities.
He has worked in many areas of business finance,
which led to his previous position as Vice-President and
Chief Financial ((fficer of The Diamond Group of Companies. He's been Chairman of the University of British
Columbia's Board of Governors and the Universities
Council of B.C. A municipal alderman. President of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. And inductee
to the province's Sports Hali of Fame.
George's CA has opened many of those doors.
"You can use the discipline, training and approach
gained from your professional designation to take leadership roles throughout the fabric of Canadian society."
George Morfitt. CAand public watchdog.
If you're looking for a career with multiple opportunities, write the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.
Our standards are higher.
r^___# i ■ Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia
flT A 1 1133 Melville Street, Vancouver. B.C. V6E 4E5
L_       __. " Telephone: (604) 681-3264 Toll-free 1-8(10-663-2677
George Morfitt's CA
introduced him to
January 16,1990


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