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Stirring up trouble since 1918
Friday, March 26, 1993,
Vol 75, No 46
Dissenting opinions
We at The Ubyssey believe our
role as a student paper is to provide
the university community with a
newspaper that reports on educational issues but also gives you an
alternative viewpoint, one you
won't get from the mainstream
media. A student newspaper
should raise awareness of oppression and injustice, and emphasize
our rights and responsibilities in
The Ubyssey tries to operate
as a collective—a non-hierarchical
organization which gives every
member an equal voice in the running ofthe paper. In practice, however, this is next to impossible.
Different people contribute to different issues and various opinions
are represented. Our staff is divided on the controversies surrounding The Ubyssey this year
including the contentious articles
in the February 12th "Sexuality"
In retrospect, some of us would
have preferred that the articles
which some have found offensive
had not run. Our paper tries to be
open and print material that will
not get a forum elsewhere. Some of
us feel that wo failed to provide
adequate context to the controversial material. The intention of
the "Sex" issue was an attempt to
produce debate around issues of
pornography, sex, power, and
consent. We tempted our readers
to explore boundaries with "traditional mores" and encouraged you
to think.
The Ubyssey serves students
not only by providing them with a
campus paper, but also by provid-
ingyou with tho opportunity to put
together a newspaper—write, edit,
and ultimately learn. The input
we receive from our readers and
the debate within the staff is an
important part of this process. We
encourage your continued feedback
which we do consider. We hope
we've given you some food for
thought this year.
In the end, it's your paper—
please get involved.
Layoffs at UBC spark protest
by Frances Foran
UBC support staff and technical workers are facing layoffs
due to budgetary cutbacks.
A week after president
Strangway revealed he had received an interest-free loan of $250
000 from the university in 1990,
layoffs were confirmed for employees in CUPE union locals 116
and 2950.
Ifs a year to the day after the
[CUPE] strike ended last year and
not much has changed. We're
looking at a hiring freeze, weVe
been told there will be layoffs and
still there is lots of money being
spent in ways that we don't think
are very responsible," said Polly
Deither of 2950. "Money is being
spent, but not on jobs."
More technical workers and
campus support staff will be laid
off in the near future, said Frank
Eastham of UBC Human Resources. Eastham couldn't say how
many jobs will be lost from CUPE
locals 116 and 2950.
"There will be involuntary
layoffs," Eastham said, but the
university will be consulting with
all employee groups to try to
"minimize the impact" and to discuss incentives for going, like
However, hundreds of part-
time employees arent eligible for
early retirement packages, union
executives said.
About 1000 campus workers
rallied outside the administration
building while the governors met
They wanted an explanation
of why UBCs "labour restructuring program" means cheap labour
is contracted out while union employees are laid off.
Paul Cooke, a campus electrician, said that while there are 100
CUPE 116memberscurrentlylaid
off, work is being contracted out to
non-umonlabourers. Last October,
a replacement worker hired during
the strike was discovered to be still
on the payroll six weeks after he
stopped working.
"We have people sitting at
home for the last nine months supposedly because there is no money,
but $7000 was paid for this person
to stay at home and watch TV,"
Cooke said.
Just ten days after Strangway
distributed a campus-wide announcement on February 16,
pleading all campus sectors to cut
the fat, Robin Benwick received a
layoff notice telling her the last
shift she'd work at Financial Services was three days away.
"This isn't the environment
we should have to work in with the
spectre of layoffs over our heads,"
she said.
The rampant layoffs go hand-
in-hand with the President's
Office's rejection of a 1991 agreement to cease reclassifying union
jobs as non-union jobs.
The union has subsequently
been forced to take UBC to court to
protect their jobs.
"The amount of money spent
on trying to take these positions
out ofthe union is incredible, and
public money is being spent in the
thousands to do it," Tetrault said.
Union representatives also
demanded that the amount of
money UBC spends on fighting the
union in the labour court—$120
000 in 1991—be made public.
The employees presented BoG
chair Ken Bagshaw with requests
for interest-free loans for houses
on the west side like Strangway's.
"If Strangway believes in equity like he says, we should all be
entitled to a $250 000 interest-free
loan," one employee said.
"There was only one occasion
in 1990 when we did approve an
interest-free loan," Bagshaw said,
but he accepted the applications.
The university has also recently spent over $40 000 to import
a British portrait artist to paint
Strangway's and chancellor Leslie
Peterson's likenesses. Whether
Strangway's painting is designed
to make the president look more
beautiful as his soul decays was
not confirmed.
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March 26,1993 Textbooks and cappucinos: bookstore goes ahead with renovations
$1.5 million is being spent on
renovations to the UBC bookstore,
and some people are questioning
whether it is worth it.
Don Donovan, assistant director of merchandise for the bookstore, said, "I believe the director
[Debbie Harvie] felt it was time for
a change... to reflect new things
that are happening in-the marketplace."
Donovan explained that the
renovations were prompted, in
part, by the fact that "there has
been a drop in business in some
areas ofthe store."
The renovations will proceed
in three phases—the first to be
completed this summer.
According to Donovan, phases
one and two will entail the reorganization of the inside of the store to
make room for expanded arts,
graphics and electronics departments. x
Ihe third phase ofthe renovations, he said, "will be an expansion out towards the sidewalk, and
may include a coffee outlet."
If all goes as planned,
Donovan said, students will be able
to get the gourmet coffee at the
"bookstorersometimenext year.
Bill Dobie, AMS president,
said that he isnt impressed with
the bookstore's scheme.
"The bookstore should be using whatever money it is using for
renovations to make bookscheaper
for students," he said.
"My initial reaction is: is this a
priority at this time, especially
considering the University's financial state."
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Vision of the future: Ining up for coffee at the...bookatore?
AMS summer sleep-in rewards richly
by Sara Martin
The editor of the 1993-1994
UBC student handbook will be
malting more than twice as much
as last year's editor.
The wage increase is unjustified, said former Inside UBC editor Sunshine Hanan.
"It upsets me that the wage
has essentially doubled while the
work load has not," said Hanan.
According to the new job description, this year's editor will be
assuming some additional minor
duties usually done by the AMS
Hanan said that with the new
responsibilities the job "wouldnt
take much more work—at most
three work days for
each publication. Tm just not sure
if the changes justify the increase
in wages.
Hanan made a lump sum of
$3150 for her work on the publication last summer. The new coordinator-elect, David New, will make
Along with the changes in the
job description, the employee will
now be paid by the hour— $9.73
for 18 weeks full-time.
The new coordinator will still
set his own schedule at his own
Hanan _ editorial message in
last year's Inside UBC points out
the flexibility of this self-run job. It
reads: "We all knowthe editor does
the book the night before it has to
go to the printers...I could -make
my own hours.' Translated: Sleep
in every day."
AMS president Bill Dobie said
the decision to double the wages is
partly a recognition ofthe difficulties students have in finding summer employment.
"Ifs not that we're trying to
put people through school, but last
year's salary was such that it would
be difficult for a student to live on,"
said Dobie.
The changes in the job description will make the coordinator
responsible for mailing out information about UBC to first and
upper-year students, said Dobie.
These duties used to be the
president's job.
Ihe success ofthe job depends
on the creative talent of the new
editor, Dobie said.
But, as Hanan pointed out,
"The increased wage will not
guarantee a better publication."
AMS Council:
Rejects Ubyssey constitution, prefers epitaph
Council voted ta defer eon.
taderation of The Ubyssey's constitution until May, in order that
other models of this paper's existence can be wmsidered.
The Ubytwrey's constitution
waa written by the AMS Publications Board on which three
students at large and three
Ubyaaey staffers ait. It would
compel the petper to abide by
AMS code and bylaws as a service organization of the Alma
Blair McDonald
Made an
impassioned speech
about the hypocrisy
of the AMS and its
criticism of the
board which haa
been working on the
constitution since
Mater Society,
The docuinent was vigorously condemned by the executive. Finance director Dean
Leung complained that there
waa nothing about finances in
Carole Forsythe, external
affairs, remarked that the new
constitution contained the same
old philosophy. If it weren't defeated, she said, the paper would
continue on as H has for the past
20 years.
Janice Boyle, director of ad*
ministration, was the first to
speak to the constitution and ■
moved that it be defeated immediately. She said that because The
Ubyssey is the only representation of the AMS most students
have, it is imperative the image
projected by toe paper be positive. She recommended that the
Codeandbylawsajmmittee, which
she chairs, be the AMS instrument to write the newspaper's
mandate, obligations to the AMS*;
and its structure.
: After ahostile tone was set by
ihe exec, no constructive amend-
OMQte were made to the constitution. Blair McDonald, chair ofthe
Pi__ Board appointed from the
AMS Ombudsoffice, made an impassioned speech about the hypocrisy of tho AMS and its criti-
cism of the board which haa been
working oo the* constitution since
The board members had tiie
sense ofbeing lied to and deceived
into thinking council had the intention of conaideringthe product
of its time and labour. Apparently
that was -never their intention.
McDonald said the councilors
and executive members who'had
nothing good to say could have
come to tiie meetingB and participated in the process.
the hatred emanating from
tbe executive came as a but-
prise to membersofthe board as
the constitution has been circulating for nearly two weeks in
its nearly completedform. Boyle
came to tiie last two board
meetings and never said anything resembling the perspec-
At the final
meeting last
Monday, however,
[Boyle] was too
busy stuffing her
face with girl guide
tive she presented at council
Wednesday night.
At the final meeting last
Monday, however, she was too
busy stuffing her face with girl
guide cookies.
AMS president Bill Dobie
moved to suspend part of the
AMS constitution to allow the
exec to he hired for their summer positions earlier than
-mandated. This is to allow
time off in August for Dobie.
He is going to Tijauna,
Mexico to build a school for
underprivileged children, he
said. After doing his bit for
third world development, Dobie
will return to the school for
overprivileged children and
continue to build his resume.
March 26,1993
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Beware of Granny
by Peggy Lee
Can you deal with a granny with an appetite? This is not the
dear old granny that bakes you pies. Oh no. This granny takes your
piece and eats it too!
She is the burden ofthe Spadone household in the play The
The Granny
by Robarto Cossa.
directed by Kico Gonzalez-Risso
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
until March 27
In The Granny an immigrant Italian family living in Argentina
struggles to meet the grocery needs of their eternally hungry
grandma Nona.
Desperation drives them to consider forcing the 100-year old
Nona into prostitution ("Just put her on any street corner. When
they come around drunk at 3:00 am, they'll jump anything.") or even
cold-blooded murder.
This play is an example ofthe Argentine theatre's "Grotesco
Oriollo* style, or the Theatre of Cruelty. Behind its farcical front lies
a dark social comment on the bitter conditions which prevailed in
Argentina under the military dictatorship ofthe 1970s.
While the Spadones' attempt to alleviate the oppressiveness of
Argentina's Dirty War, they are driven into debt by Nona's enormous appetite.
This two-act play is deliriously funny. Frank Frudele amusingly
portrays the feisty, lip-smacking Nona who repeatedly demands for
her "Mun-cheez!" An equally delightful performance is given by
David Hertubise who plays the polyester-clad grandson that devises
scheme after scheme to help the family—all of which fail.
The first act presents a promising, light-hearted hilarious plot.
But this is immediately undercut by tiie dark and dreary 'slightly'
predictable events ofthe second act.
The play is chock full of laughs but, in the end, it leaves you
with an empty stomach.
Nominations are now being accepted for students to speak at the 1993 Convocation Ceremonies. One student will be selected for each of
the six ceremonies, from the faculties represented at those ceremonies (May 25th to 28th,
morning and afternoon).
Candidates must be graduating students and will
be selected on the basis of the following factors:
• academic standing
• involvement in extra-curricular activities
while at U.B.C.
For each nominee, a brief resume should be submitted to the relevant Undergraduate Society by
no later than 4pm on Monday, April 5th. Final
selections will be made by April 16th.
Questions may be directed to Dean Leung, SUB 258
Match 26,1993 vssssjWWAbwys.v^^^
McWhinney story hurt the Chinese
by Chung Wong
SEVERAL hundred Chinese-
Canadians went to bed in
shock and dismay after Sophia
Leung failed to win the Liberal
nomination for Vancouver Quadra
despite having the most supporters among the candidates.
Ofthe 833 votes cast Tuesday
night at Eric Hamber School in the
first ballot, Leung with 368 votes
beat Ed McWhinney, Craig Hemer
and Elmer Wien who respectively
had 257,202 and 4.
In the second ballot, Leung
with 321 votes led McWhinney and
Hemer who had 254 and 154.	
The nomination results for the
final ballot were not announced, in
accordance with party rules. But
somehow McWhinney emerged
victorious to replace former prime
minister John Turner.
Even the press corps was
shocked as a dozen TV cameras
had swarmed Sophia Leung prior
to the announcement anticipating
her victory.
"It just goes to show that they
did not want a minority in government,'' said one Leung supporter.
"Ifs unbelievable."
The results sent a stark message to newCanadiansfrom China,
Hongkong, and Taiwan, and Canadian-born Chinese whose support Leung had surprisingly managed to unify, as well as dozens of
prominent non-Chinese Liberals
who supported her.
"Ifs tragic to see her lose so
close," NDP Quadra representative Tommy Tao told Sing Too
The Sun anti-Asian conspiracy
Daily. "But I have to be honest-, my
greatest threat [Leung] has 'been
Leung's unusual loss is expected to turn more Chinese votes
in Tao's direction during the upcoming federal elections. One in
five residents in Quadra—which
covers UBC and is bordered by
16th, 41st and Nanaimo—is Chinese.
The day before McWhinney's
victory The Vancouver Sun reported that McWhinney was "hurt"
because Leung had recruited many
Chinese supporters in an article
entitled "Political scientist hurt in
collision with real-world politics."
"It makes me angry,"
McWhinney told The Sun.
Many in Leung's camp were
dismayed by The Sun article and
felt it served as an empathy vote
getter for McWhinney and mobilized anti-Asian sentiments.
The Sun article appeared on
the heels ofaPow poll of university
students—both Asian and otherwise—who overwhelmingly said
The Sun had been one ofthe city's
greatest and most damaging
sources of anti-Asian sentiment.
"McWhinney said party nomination rules will eventually have
to be changed to prevent bloc
groups from overwhelming nominations," The Sun reported.
Sun sources said a group in
The Sun'g newsroom was out to
sabotage Leung after Sun reporter
Doug Ward interviewed her.
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They picked on one
ofthe Chinese
community's most
respected women
Ward, the author of the contentious "Political scientist hurt"
article, reported that Leung's Chinese supporters were threatening
previously written an article profiling McWhinney's prolific history
several months ago.
APPARENTLY Leung, also
, an advisor on The Sun's
multiculturalism board, requested
that a supervisor look over Ward's
"hurt* article to check it for racial
In a Sun letter-to-the-editor
victory, McWhinney maintained
his "hurt" over nomination rules
had "nothing to do with ethnicity"
but "out-of-riding voting provisions."
He also lauded the article as
"otherwise invaluable."
The article reported that
McWhinney's plans to negotiate a
peace plan with the United Nations' secretary-general were being threatened by Leung's "Chinese-Canadian" supporters.
Ward reported that
McWhinney, an SFU political science professor nowin his 70s, might
not win even if he deserved it because Leung had recruited several
hundred Chinese.
Ward dubbed him a "constitutional svengali to prime ministers
and bureaucrats" a day prior to
election night.
He also reported that Asians
and Indo-Canadians have stirred
up controversy with increased participation in voting.
"This is the case in Quadra
where community activist Sophia
Leung has signed up hundreds of
new members, mostly Chinese-
Canadians," the article said.
McWhinney's nomination may
divide the Liberal party in Quadra
especially after The Sun article
exacerbated racial tensions.
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March 26,1993
THE UBYSSEY/5 Council criticizes editor
Ub-fssa-f Council Reporter
A special Alma Mater Society meeting late
Tuesday night tabled a motion'to suspend Ubyssey editor Danny Stoffman.
The motion, by education representative Bob
Gilchrist, also proposes an extensive investigation of the newspaper's role and acceptance of
the results of the investigation by the editor before his re-lnstatement.
The motion was tabled to Monday's regular
meeting after an hour of debate. The special meeting was called after an article on Playboy magazine by Gabor Mate appeared in Tuesday's
"The Ubyssey neither tries to promote good
will nor advance the cause of higher learning
but has degenerated to a form unbecoming a
publication at UBC," the motion said.
"Mate's article was the *_raw that broke the
camel's back," said engineering president Lynn
Spraggs. "We should strike now, while the iron
is hot."
Mate's article Tuesday includes the words
"cunt" and "arse" in a critical examination of
Playboy magazine.
"The taxpayers are keeping this university
going," Spraggs said. "We're going to have to
put on and show a responsible face. If we can't
clean The Ubyssey up then we can't ask for
"The article could have used some editing,"
said university clubs committee chairman Mike
Coleman. "It showed a Juvenile lack of ability
to communicate without resorting to trivia.
"But suspending tbe editor would be ridiculous."
AMS first vice-president Kim Campbell said
university people weren't offended by the use of
the four-letter words.
Science representative Jim Hughes said The
Ubyssey was reflecting the viewpoint of a very
small minority.
"Undergraduate 'society events and homecoming were not given sufficient publicity. The
Ubyssey doesn't reflect a true image of the uni
versity — it's an unfavorable image in the eyes
of the public," he said.
Miss Campbell *said students shouldn't sell
themselves for what they weren't.
"We are both, and should be a hotbed of revolutionary activity and a bastion of conservatism," she said. "The university is a place where
everyone should 'be free."
Miss Campbell and Coleman both threatened
to resign if the editor was suspended at the meeting.  '
Commerce president Peter Uitdembosch called The Ubyssey an artsy-fartsy paper.
"The Ubyssey goes to  innocent people,"  he
said. They won't be upset by bad words but b^
the singleminded poinf of view expressed in t'
paper. It has a leftist point of view.'"
"The Ubyssey, a newspaper supF"*'' *1 b'
funds of all the students, is not repr**-**ntat
what's  going  on,'' said   grad  student   pr
Bruce Fraser. "But the motion is hy-lrr
"If we feel The Ubyssey is not repr
of campus opinion we should ask wh'i
to help the editorial board makr i*
sentative, not suspend the edi'**r"
Although the meeting start'(I
so AMS president Shaun Sulliv.i:
he did not arrive back from a *
time to attend.
Ubyssey editor Stoffman fr
the majority  of  the underf
tives the "dregs" of the ca'
He said the councillors **v.
were irresponsible.
"There has never 'been a stud- nl cci-.
this before. Previous councils -- ■.*.' n -Alien ,
pleased with the paper — have fe 11 it  part of
their responsibility to ensure autom-m.*.   uf the
press. This one wants to destroy that autonomy."
Thursday to see their leader.
Almost twenty people saw
-resident John Macdonald
ffl,en the second monthly
crack in the door appeared.
They had ideas, complaints,
advice and one student demanded to "see the Boss."
Lower Mall council was worried about paying off their debt
and Charlie Boylan made the
second of his monthly appearances still muttering about finances.
Two students came in the
morning and casually asked
whether the president wanted
to take LSD.
Student boycott urged, yBC  fraternities
poor taste  charged
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by siorm, you'll have lo
learn to be an actress. Thai's
common sense. It also stands
to reason that becoming
a mature and graceful woman
will be easier if you learn
certain things now, like proper
posture, speech and manners.
There are some other things,
too, that'll make femininity
easier. Like Tampax tampons.
The sanitary protection that
was developed by a doctor
to be worn internally. Tampax
tampons are made of pure
surgical cotton. The silken-
smooth container-applicator
assures hygienic insertion
and easy disposal. Your
hands need never touch lhc
lampon. And there'll be no
more pins, pads and bells to
limit what you can wear. Try
Tampax tampons. They're
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Be disobedient"
A former UBC student at a protest rally
Wednesday advocated civil disobedience to pro-*
test the appearance of Boeing Ltd. recruiter* oo
Brian Plummer, a former arts student who-
parlictpated in and was jailed after the recent
Pentagon protest in Washington, D.C., urged 75
persons at the rally to more action.
"It's better to have a small crime of civil
disobedience to prevent a larger crime against
humanity," Plummer said.
"To protest is not enough. You have to escalate against the war by passive resistance."
Students should block entrances to any Boeing representative on campus, he said
"University people talk a lot; talk is cheap-
Take the Dow protest. When Dow and Gage say
the protest went si 1 right, you know it didn't.**'
Senator Gabor Mate, arts 4, said some actionals hecessary.
"We could have very successfully blocked
the Dow sit-in,'1 Mate said.
"There js no use in worrying about alienating
people; if you do things, they will have to relate
lo it."
Rallyists defined purposes and forms of protesting because they felt those who attended already knew about Boeing and its relation to the
Vietnamese war.
Arnie Myers, UBC director of information,
who attended the rally, later said action advocated by Mate and Plummer couldn't be tolerated
by the university.
UBC's Alma Mater Society has urged students not to attend
Mardi Gras activities.
In a statement released late Thursday by AMS president
Shaun Sullivan, the executive issued the following statement:
"We strongly object to the theme of this year's Mardi Gras,
which lends itself to interpretations which exhibit racial
"We condemn the extreme poor taste demonstrated by certain fraternities in their skits al Thursday's pep meet
"The executive has agreed that the president of the AMS
shall not attend any Mardi Gras functions. __,
"We urge the general student body not to
attend Mardi Gras functions."
The statement followed a pep meet Thursday in Memorial gym which featured skits
depicting Negroes being beaten by Ku Kliir
Klansmen and whites being beaten by Negroes
Frank Collins, president of the B.C. Association for the Advancement of Colored
People, said the event this year is in extremely
poor taste.
And the Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating
Committee, Seattle-Bel lingham chapter, termed FORD
Mardi Gras disgusting.
"The event presents a ridiculous image of the American
Negro,"  Collins said.
Collins objected in particular to pictures of UBC students
with blackface.
His association will hold a meeting Friday or Saturday to
decide what action to take, Collins said.
SNOC issued a statement strongly condemning Mardi Gras.
"You cannot possibly realize our disgust and animosity towards the injustice of this specifically racist entertainment, and
.   those responsible for its perpetuation," the statement said.
"We find it most disgusting that the so-called educated mem-
":bers of an academic community could re-introduce one of the
most shameful, outrageous, and dehumanizing periods of history
—that of slavery.
"Perhaps you are unaware of the millions
* of black men and women who were slaughtered
aboard slave ships, or those who survived and
'- spent the rest of their lives" building the U.S.,"
the statement said.
Mardi   Gras   committee   chairman   Stan
f Weber agreed  Thursday that some   fraternity
members- had shown poor taste.
"The Mardi Gras Committee regrets that
pp some Greek members have shown poor taste
concerning this year's theme," Weber said in
■a prepared statement.
"The theme is chosen mainly for its application to both the
music and choreography of the floor show.
"Unfortunately, some fraternities, in an attempt to be
humorous, have demonstrated extremely poor taste. We sincerely apologize for any racial overtones in the interpretation
of the theme.
"This was most definitely not our intention,"
UBC inter-fraternity council president Rick French, science"
'•_, could not be reached for comment Thursday. He was at the
Mardt Gras bazaar:
Meanwhile, Trinidad lan students Lester Ford, applied sd-
-encp. 1, and Art Duncan, pre-med 1, told The Ubyssey Thursday
-that Mardi Gras should be realistic about the theme Down the
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"It's ridiculous for white people to dress up as black men.
-■No white can capture the -spirit of being black," Ford said.
"We're not against the theme of the plantation system —
•we just want them to tell it Hike it is."
Duncan termed unfortunate the scences in Thursday's pep
"Serious episodes like lynching and flogging shouldn't be
treated as things for laughter," he said.
"Only the southerner or people with the mental make-up
df southerners could find humour in scenes like these."
Inter-Fraternity Coui
Monday  he   doesn't   worry
He said he has ;
anyone who compl;
being kept out of
because of discrin
'■I haven't givei
discrimination at
thought." P a ra v
"There   are   Chinese.   Japan
ese. and even !
ernities,"   he  said
A Board of Governors regu
lation   at   UBC   prohibits
form     of     discrimination
fraternities^ UBC_    _ _
1 president Dean Paravantes said
about   discrimination  in   UBC
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Who's Kim?
Ediior, The Ubyrsiey:
Who  is  Kim  Campbell?
What is the Frosh Council?
I have always thought that
presidents of  anything ought
to   turn   up   to   meetings   of
• their organizations; perhaps I
i am    laboring   under    an  illusion.
I* have always believed
that councils ought to represent the whole body in whose
name they govern; perhaps I
have the wrong impression.
'  Perhaps—but not likely.
Who is Kim Campbell?
Last term, she was elected
Frosh Council President. In
this position, she was to lead
"he Freshman student body,
^W   head of the council of that
, --v.;
Apart from trying to snare
the Engineering President,
Miss Campbell seems to have i
done remarkably little to
distinguish herself. To my
knowledge, Kim Campbell u
the president who doeso't
show up for Frosh Council
meetings, examples Jan. 26,
Feb. 10, sending as an excuse
—^get this—that she is having
her hair done!
Pooh, say I, that's just
sham and one of the phoniest
alibis I have yet heard.
And what of this "Frosh
Council" to which Miss
Campbell gives her inimitable leadership? This mythical body is an even greater
farce than its rumored President. From talking with
some of its members. I learn
that it really has no function.
I know of at least three
English 100 classes without
elected representatives. This
means a minimum of BO unheeded Freshmen. Any deel-
cisions made by the Council
are therefore invalid.
If decisions already made
are not important, as I have
been assured, why have a
If  those  decisions   are  important,   why   not   have   the
whole  freshman  body repre- &y%P
sen ted?
Don't tell  me: show me!
Who is Kim Campbell? A
fitting head for the Freshmen
of this campus? Does she
know what she is doing or
doesn't she.
May we conclude that only
her hairdresser knows for
Education  I
Ubyu»y Au't City Editor
The Ubyssey may be guilty of corrupting
motherhood, flagrantly denying the value of
unprincipled organizations and" people on
this campus and generally catering to a
heathen element in our grey-pointed society,
but it has not, is not, and never will be guilty
of printing unwarranted "filthy copy".
The evidence, for those whose analytical
minds demand evidence, is quite apparent.
Only two weeks ago,
this paper quoted ex-UBC
president Norman MacKenzie as saying that students were experimenting
with sex in new and unlimited ways.
On  November 18,  our  .-.
provincial   highways  min- (J
ister -and, something that *"
we humble children some-       MORRIS
times forget, minister of the
gospel Phillip Gaglardl, claimed he didn't
I know when his department was going to
clean  up   the  "mud-clogged"  mess  on  the
M Marine Drive project.
When our honored arts faculty was steaming over their "arts reform" last fall, political
science prof Walter Young said, "If the university has to take the first year student and
.continue the processes of high school then it
is just a bigger high school with (and here it
comes) dirtier dances".
But local authority figures are not the
only ones who say "filthy1' things which this
'paper honestly reports. Our student council
is guilty of the same miserable anti-puritan-
moralist crime.
AMS second vice-president Kim Campbell
claimed on February 9 that she won her election to office because she was "cuddlier".
Dash it. How can we put out a "clean" paper?
And then our newly-lected AMS president Shaun Sullivan, during his campaign
ior the highest honors of our yearly petty
political affair-, came out with this statement.
"If you want responsible, measured leadership, please vote for me."
Gads, etc.! To Ibe quite honest, we at The
Ubyssey don't like to print this type of copy
because, as everyone must understand, there
are kids here just out from high school,
and even professors here are just leaving for
In this
bers) and a very few interested stragglers.
This may just 'be the dirtiest bit of news we
have carried this year admittedly, but we
are only reporting the truth.
Every open-door day since has been the
same story. A dirty story and the dirt lies
on you.
But there are subtle forces at work which
people who criticize The Ubyssey, this bastion
of our gratefully received heritage, seem to
Is it better to have students visiting and
having an open dialogue with authorities at
UBC or would a better solution be to have
them crawling into little dark corners and
cutting, literally cutting, their throats in
frustration from what they see in their midst?
Is it better to have what has been called
"filthy" copy, and included in this is filthy
language and filthy mental and physical
being .covered and stored into our private
never-let-the-public-hear-you minds or rather
to let it out, release it, and tell the world
about what you ARE thinking.
Hopefully we are moving out of an era
that waited for the "filthy", thing in life to
pass away, literally waited, and some, even
on this campus, are still waiting.
You are one friend, and the waiting might
as well end.
Personally I would rather talk to a
bearded-marijuana - smoking- dirty-toenailed-
stinking - poetfiend-honesttohimself - andtome
so-called hippy than a whiteshirted behind-a-
$50,000ayeardesk-silk-tied-saywhatisniceboy -
The former at least tells me, to my face,
to go right to hell, etc. The latter would wait
until I was out of sight, and then tell the
world, "I wish he would go to hell, etc."
Of course that is something called personal preference and my personal preference
happens to be honesty.
x -
£f. And last, but hy no means least,
vfg-depth analysis of our filthy Ubyssey, we
X have UBC president John Macdonald and his
tfcpen-door policy.
ff    His first open-door day brought a usually
jbarren-mlnded AMS council (in partial num-
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The Ubyssey will remain an independent newspaper free of the dictates
of student council.
That was the outcome Thursday of
more than an hour of debate between
Ubyssey staffers and student council
executive members at the Alma Mater
Society general meeting.
In a close vote a majority of the
3,000 people at the meeting in the SUB
plaza supported the independence of
The Ubyssey against a motion by outgoing AMS president Dave Zirnhelt to
limit the paper's freedom.
And when a vote was called on the
appointment of Ubyssey editor-elect
Mike Finlay, students overwhelmingly
urged his appointment at the council
meeting March 31.
Finlay's appointment became a
major   point   of   contention   when   the
combined executive Monday advised
council to reject him as editor.
Rejection was urged because Finlay
— the unanimous choice of the editorial board—refused to guarantee he
would print whatever material council
directed him to print.
He maintained that as editor he
must ultimately control both the content and policy of the paper and the
guarantee demanded by the executive
would turn The Ubyssey into a council-controlled and directed house
At the general meeting the executive intended to present a resolution
asking that The Ubyssey become "as
well as a newspaper with editorial
freedom, a medium of official AMS
But the resolution was never offici
ally presented. Instead, Zirnhelt asked
if students wanted the paper to be a
newspaper with complete autonomy or
"something different".
The students voted for the former.
The vote followed a lengthy debate
during which both sides presented their
Said Ubyssey editor Al Birnie: "Under this resolution council could force
us to print as much material as they
dictate, at any time. There are no limits
"It would destroy all effective editorial policy. It would be de facto censorship because the space consumed by
AMS policy would necessitate the elimination of other material."
Birnie also suggested that the resolution was an attempt to blame The
Ubyssey for the ineptitude and failure
of this year's council-.
AMS president Fraser Hodge maintained the paper shov"'". print AMS
policy—which it could criticize on the
editorial page.
"As publishers of the paper the
AMS should have certain rights," he
Treasurer Chuck Campbell said the
paper had failed to communicate to the
students and had presented a one-sided
editorial policy.
But Campbell was countered by
Ubyssey staffer Frank Flynn, who said
the paper operates on the principles of
a participatory democracy in which all
staff have their say.
"I find myself well to the right of
most of the present staff but my views
have been well accepted," he said       —
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Denies LSD
UBC  President   John   Macdonald raid he has  no  knowledge of faculty members counselling students   to  use   marijuana or LSD.
The charge against members
' oi university faculties was laid
—Tuesday   by    Magistrate    Les
lewley of Vancouver.
Macdonald   said he  has   no
vidence  of  any   members   of
IBC faculty so counselling and
las no idea  where   and   how
Sewley got his information.
"If any member  of  the  faulty advised  his  students to
indulge in the drug he would
* breaking   the   law,"   said
As far as LSD was concerned, Macdonald   said   there   is
10 reason for not legalizing the
drug   for    careful    clinical
treatment,  specifically   In  the
psychiatric treatment  of  alcoholism.
, Bewley's statements about
"larijuana and UBC faculty
represent an attack on aca-
<femic freedom, according to
"BC philosophy lecturer Don-
■**tl Todd.
"I wish to refute the magistrate's view that it is a trag-
when scientists make pub-
■**• the   results   of    their    re-
•*««*," Todd said Thursday.
He was referring to state-
"lents made by Bewley which
c'aimed that professors encourage use of drugs on ram*
"Members of the faculty
lave said that on the basis of
!c"»tific  research
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president Stan Pct-sjj and
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Campbell  ii
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! Hie action by Vancouver
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coming into our faculties
■It's a freedom of the press
demand lor pro-
jrage people from
tn 'hui do«
aun Sullivan
if content but of the right
ti a Hewspaper," said AMS
-The   Ubyssei   is   responsible
to council said
-r   votrng  tor  the
a bo   -.Died  a
ensure UbJ.
gainst   a  motion  by  Mike
sej editor Danny StoHman
, edit on sis
■Its budget is supplied to the
What the members of, Th- Ubys
extent of $16,000
iey want to be Is
deru  lo  fire
-nn Epragg*;
Stoffman  by  engineering
was defeated.
a totally irresponspblc press
I   read   the   editorial   ^   it;
S  exactly   what   I
to   be
he said.
no member of faculty
^   ever implied  that  it  fol-
*s from  the  medical  liarm-
ss    of    marijuana    thnt
5 should  break  the  law.
say that scientists should
»P secret the results of their
rch   because    some    stu-
^      break   the   law   is    to
( Men academic freedom.
•n»rk   8'ng from  Bewley's  rv-
cietit ' " he had Iivcd  in  an"
Athens,  he  would   have
01-e of the  executors  of 8/THE UBYSSEY
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Dirtbagger's demise
Hazards faced by a geology student in tho fioid
by Ron Carton
The sky was clear over the
Omineca River and prospecting
that day promised to be a Sunday
Al, the head geologist, gave
me instructions for the day. I was
to traverse a mountainside and
take sofl samples every twenty-
five metres along the sample line.
I readily geared up, marking
coordinates on flagging ribbon that
I slowlyunravelled, marking them
again on sample bags of paper, and
supplying my small rucksack with
lunch and the marked bags. After
checking the rucksack's pockets
for sufficient flagging, toilet paper,
bug dope and matches, I secured
for myself a mattock and a hip
My compass, flagging, marker,
pencil, and notebook surely tucked
into the pockets of my field jacket,
I brought my gear to tiie helicopter
It was about 20 feet square:
some old planks nailed on two-by-
fours. The five passenger bird was
piloted not by our regular pilot,
but by a woman filling in for him.
She lifted the machine straight up,
and moments later we were spanning the open sky above the tree-
tops of northern British Columbia.
About 30 minutes later, as we
approached the drop point, the pilot
pointed out a clearing among the
forest of conifers below us. Although I failed to fix its location
with certainty, I agreed to be picked
up there.
The pilot continued to the drop
point and let me offonto the ground
with little incident. The pilot's
boyfriend, whom she had taken
along for the ride, jumped from the
helicopter, poised on the rough terrain. The helicopter swung dangerously.
After seeing pilot and boyfriend off, I took the cool alpine air
into my lungs and admired the
vast forested mountains. I made
for our claim post and, reaching it,
tied on my hip chain string.
Hours, sample bags, and a
lunch bag later, I dug my last
sample ofthe day. There I read my
compass and, putting away my hip
chain, headed toward the designated pick-up area.
Because I had been running
lines all summer, I felt confident
the clearing was dead ahead of me.
Without further references to my
corn-pass, I made for my mark. A
rucksack of samples slung from
my shoulders, I moved quickly
through the forest, angling off my
aim here, and back to it-there.
My instincts-fpr hiking in the
bush, gained over the course ofthe
summer, were, I felt, enough to
bring me to the clearing. How
mistaken I was.
After 20 minutes, or around,
three miles, I had not yet found the
right clearing; I continued for another ten minutes, until I felt I had
well overshot my mark.
Doubling back, under cover of
the forest, I heard a helicopter in
the distance. Helter-skelter I ran
for a new clearing.
The 'copter was within a
quarter mile. Stumbling upon a
large, flagged clearing around a
creek, I waited, wondering where
the 'copter was. It did not come any
nearer, so I ran for another clearing. The helicopter hummed slowly
out of earshot. Afew minutes later,
its sound moved overhead. While I
was searching for yet another
clearing, its puttering moved south
toward the base camp.
I had been watching the sky
throughout the ordeal, but my
choice of clearing was wrong. Although I had gained a summer's
experience and considered myself
a pro dirtbagger, my life was in
Naturally, I worried that a
night in the bush might leave me
shivering. Hypothermia was a
possibility; I carried no blankets or
sleeping bag. My food was gone. A
fire would be essential for warmth,
but bears might be attracted to it.
What was I to do?
I knew that a vacant camp lay
some four or five miles up the valley. But I did not go to it, because I
believed the helicopter would return for me in an hour or two.
Rather, I calmly walked through*
the forest until I found a large
As it was suitable for a helicopter landing—there was space
enough, in fact, for three 'copters—
I resolved to wait two hours. I positioned myself at its eastern edge
and made ready matches, dry grass
and bug oil for a signal fire. After
that I sat down and waited.
I may have laughed a little,
but I was worried too.
Would events at the base camp
preclude the helicopter's return this
afternoon? It was possible that
other field workers needed to be
picked up.
In addition I might be forced
off the clearing by a bear or mountain lion. At best I would be treed.
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The chopping ofthe helicopter
blades an hour later was greatly
cheering. Immediately, I set to light
a signal fire. After igniting the bug
dope in a pile of grass, moss and
twigs, a narrow rope of smoke rose
up from the clearing. I was unsure
whether it would be visible to a
distant helicopter.
The puttering of helicopter
blades neared until, steady and
happily, she brought the helicopter down. I put the fire out. Smiling, I brought my rucksack with
me to the idling helicopter,
ducked the turning blades and
thanked the pilot as I stepped in
for the flight home.
Under a northern evening sky,
while we landed on the 'copter pad,
I was worried an accountant in the
company would charge me for the
cost of the rescue. But my boss's
warm welcome dismissed this
anxiety, and I unloaded my gear
and went for supper in the lodge.
At the tattle, Randy, a core
driller, asked me if I was scared
when I saw the helicopter flying
back to base camp without me. I
toldhim, "Yeah,alittle,butl would
have hiked up to the old camp if
the guys hadn't found me."
He nodded his consent, and
conversation turned to the others
at the lodge owner's table.
0  #41
Effective April 5,1993
For Vancouver
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to meet seasonal demand in your community. Highlights
include the introduction of improved service to Stanley
Park, Around the Park service and reductions in service to
UBC until classes resume in the Fall.
#3       Main/Robson
#9       Boundary/Alma/UBC
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29th Avenue Station/Downtown
Minor adjustments to departure times. Check
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Metrotown Station/Stanley Park
Midday service on Sundays and holidays will be
adjusted to operate every 10 minutes between
downtown and Stanley Park, April 5 to Sept. 6.
Minor adjustments to Saturday departxre times.
Adjustments in departure times with the scheduled re-opening ofthe Clark Bridge in March.
Peak period service to UBC will be adjusted to
operate every 30 minutes until classes resume in
UBC Express
A.M. express service to UBC will operate to April
30, then will discontinue for the summer months.
Metrotown Station/Dunbar Loop
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until UBC classes resume in September.
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service on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays,
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and UBC will operate to April 30, then will
discontinue until classes resume in September.
For more information on these and other service
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•Pick up new timetables, free of charge, at public
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Match 26,1993
THE UBYSSEY/9 Tho limits of "democratic process"
ing us with tf» idea tl^they are seriousaboutgivingthe
Asking as it was politically expedient—ie dtiring the
«»stitutional debrart^the Tories offered lis a gBmpserf
participatory democracy.
Now that itisno longer convenient, they are making
an abrupt about face.
Bill C-114 is a proposed change to the Elections Act
which would increase the depoeit for individual candidates
from $200 to $1000, require a candidate to gain 16 per
cent ofthe riding vote to get this deposit back in full, and
require parties to field candidates in 60 ri*£ngs to be
recognised as an official party (Mike Monger, "Godzilla'
mad at minister," lite Vancouver Courier, •March 24,
1993 p.1).
This means:
1. the already unlikely idea of someone who is not
wealthy running for federal office will be absolutley out
of the question.
2. small parties wi!) be obliterated as they will have
to raise five times the amount of money they needed in
the last election to field the same number of candidates
and must raise $50 OOOin order for their name to appear
on the ballots beside their candidates' names.
3. those who have in the past chosen to vote for the
"firings* players in the electoral game (some 300 000 in
the last federal election) couldbe left with no choice in the
The movement in Canadian politics has been away
from the big three parties—NDP, liberal and Conservatives—-and toward the smaller fringe parties. The
unfortunate andall together unnervingrise to prominence
ofthe Reform Party and the Bloc Quebecois is evidence
enough of this. Add tbe gains made by the Greens in
Partyand you have what you might call a trend.
The Canadian electorate, realizing they will never
be served by the current leaders, is turning away from
the established parties. In the past few years the Tories
have seen "fringe* movements break the three-party
deadlock and they are feeling threatened. Their reaction
is to crush the movement in the best way they know—
economic repression of political freedoms.
And if the big three think thischange to the Elections
Act will halt the populist movement, they are probably
right. Smaller "fringe* parties haven't a chance now that
the monetary stakes have been raised. The big three
know this and will pass then bill to save their political
1HU is
tsmt k rrnw,,,
response to tax
The Registrar's Office
would like to clarify several
points made by Omar Kassis
in his article printed in the
March 19th edition of The
Ubyssey entitled Tax Misinformation: Students dont
get a break."
To set the record
straight, the Registrar's Office contacted Revenue
Canada in December of
1992, requesting a supply of
T2202A forms for the 1992
taxation year. We were sent
a supply (50,000) ofthe 1991
version ofthe T2202A form.
Although it is not uncommon for information on these
forms to remain the same
from year to year, we immediately called Revenue
Canada for clarification. We
were told that there were no
changesfor the 1992 tazyear
and that these forms were
appropriate for our use.
Following a further telephone request in January of
1993 for copies of the most
up-to-date Student and Income Tax Returns information booklet, the Registrar's
Office was sent six copies of
the booklet dated 1991.
Having received this information as well as confirmation that there were no
modifications to be considered, the forms were mailed
to students according to
Revenue Canada timelines.
When it came to our
attention that the education
amount had in fact changed
to $80.00, we again contacted
Revenue Canada and were
informed that this was just
proposed legislation. It was
further stated that the students were responsible for
reading andinterpreting the
1992 Tax Guide. We did
suggest at that time that all
students should receive the
$80.00 tax credit, regardless
of which form they had been
sent. Revenue Canada's response to this suggestion was
that those students who
claimed $60.00 would be
given credit for $60.00 and
those claiming $80.00 would
receive credit for $80.00. We
do not want students to be
penalized as a result of these
events and have contacted
Revenue Canada regarding
the procedure to follow if an
incorrectclaim of $60.00 has
already been submitted.
Students should write to:
Revenue Canada
Surrey Taxation Branch
975 King George Highway
Surrey, BC
The letter should include the student's name,
address, Social Insurance
Number andrequest that an
adjustment from $60.00 to
$80.00 be made for the 1992
Taxation Year for the Education Deduction amount on
line 322. The word "Intercept" should be written
clearly on the envelope.
I believe that the above
outline of events indicates
that the Registrar's Office
did everything possible to
ascertain the correctness of
the T2202A forms supplied
to us by Revenue Canada
and did not, as Mr. Kassis
suggests, ignore the necessity of new forms.
Our office will be discussing these events with
Revenue Canada in detail to
ensure that such a scenario
is not repeated in future
Gaylea Wong
Associate Registrar
As the stomach
Bravo to the journalistic establishment of British
Columbia for overexposing
the personal life of Liberal
Leader Gordon Wilson,
leading to his humiliation
and forced resignation as
Leader ofthe Opposition. As
Vancouver Sun editor-in-
chief Ian Haysom oh-so-
stoically eulogized in the
Saturday Sun, the rest of
the country will think weVe
crazy but "we just couldnt
stick our heads in the sand
like ostriches." Well done,
boys. NOT!
If there was ever a time
for the likes of The Sun, The
Province, and BCTV to put
their heads in the sand it is
most definitely now. Besides
the damage inflicted on Gordon Wilson as a person, did
these vultures ever really
ask themselves who really
cares or should care?
Politicians, as loathsome a breed as they sometimes are, should still be
granted the same rights as
you and I would expect when
being screened for ajob-they
should be judged on their
professional merits only.
Even the usually righteous
American electorate is
catching on to theidea—may
I present President Bill
How many competent
leaders would Canada and
the world have overlooked
had it been known in advance what kooky and kinky
things they did off-hours?
What if Canadians knew in
advance that Mackenzie
King talked to his dog and
dead mother or that Pierre
Trudeau...(well, to his credit,
we still dont know for sure)?
These two men must have
been doing something right
that we knew about because
they were each elected at
least four times as prime
minister. What if Americans
knew in 1960 that JFK and
his brother would play
footsie with Marilyn Monroe? Do you think they would
try to rewrite history?
This is not to say that
kooky or kinky politicians
are always competent-may
I present former Premier Bill
1 live under a drawbridge in
Fantasy Gardens' Vander
Zalm. The ironic thing about
Vander Zalm is that he
flaunted his kookiness but
British Columbians, includ-
ingmuch ofthe press, helped
him to get elected anyway.
But the fact is that nobody in the press could have
been expected to surmise
that Vander Zalm's weird-
ness could make him turn
out to be a crook in office as
well. The electorate and the
press rightly gave Vander
Zalm the benefit ofthe doubt.
So why have they pounced
upon recently or not separated Gordon Wilson for being possibly attracted to a
recently divorced colleague,
Judy Tyabji? Doesnt he at
least deserve the same benefit of the doubt as Vander
Zalm? Evidently not. Ian
Haysom was right about one
thing: The rest ofthe country will definitely think we're
Don Ramsey
Hear, hear
President Strangway:
I read in the Vancouver
Sun how you justified yourself in receiving a
$250,000.00 interest free
loan from UBC. Sir, this institution is not a bank at
your disposal. That money is
not yours; it belongs to the
taxpayers of BC, and the
university. You claim that
the university is experiencing financial troubles. You
impose a hiring freeze, tuition hikes and library cutbacks, yet at the same time
you have the audacity to take
this interest free loan for
your personal gain.
You already receive a
hefty $200,000 plus annual
salary. I would think that
you'd qualify for a bank
mortgage like everyone else.
The money that was lent to
you could be doing a lot more
useful things than setting
you up for retirement. It
could be used for library
journals, day care and other
university services.
You should not get that
loan, nor do you deserve it.
Remember, you are here to
serve the university and its
people, not the other way
Richard Klemm
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The successful applicant will:
• chair and work with a
committee of first year
• soLicit suggestions from both
AMS and UBC student service
• solicit ideas from other
Canadian universities; and
• with the suggestions of the
above, organize a programme
that will make first year
students feel welcome.
We are looking for applicants
who are:
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10. The wage is $9.73 per hour based on a 37.5 hour work week. Preference
will be given to those applicants that are returning for the 1993/94
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"Stop looking at my butt!
Why work for peanuts
when you can sell them?
Starting your own business is one way to guarantee
yourself a job this summer.
If you're a full-time student returning to school this
fall and legally entitled to work in Canada, Challenge '93,
the government of Canada's summer employment program
for students, is offering loans of up to $3,000 to help
you start a business.
Details are available at any branch ofthe Federal
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THE UBYSSEY/11 "k I?- ■
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Germs are people t
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by Paula Foran
Paul Watson sinks ships for a
living. He came to UBC last week
to explain why.
When Paul Watson looked into
the eye of a dying whale harpooned
by a Soviet vessel in 1975, he decided to dedicate his life to saving
every whale he could.
Watson was a founding
member of Greenpeace in the 70s,
but in 1977 he started the Sea
Shepherds because he found
Greenpeace too bureaucratic. To
date, his organization has sunk
nine illegal whaling vessels
worldwide—and they have never
been charged with a criminal offence.
The Sea Shepherds monitor
whaling, sealing, and driftnetting
operationsinintemational waters.
When vessels are in violation of
international whaling codes, the
Sea Shepherds warn them before
they take action. Watson started
his talk by criticizing the
giovernment's empty rhetoric.
"What is real is only real if the
media decides that it is real,"
Watson said. Everyone was an
environmentalist on Earth Day in
1990 because it was a media game,
he said. "The media wants sex,
scandal and violence." He plays
along. When Bo Derek was the
spokesperson in his Stop the Wolf
Hunt campaign, the story got media coverage. In the upcoming
movie on Watson's life story, Mel
Gibson will play Watson.
"People listen to celebrities,
so Mel Gibson will give me credibility although for years people
have called me a terrorist."
Watson finds it ironic that
when people defend the earth they
are called violent, and when people
defend money or their religion they
tire known as heros.
"If someone took a pick-ax to
Jerusalem's Wailing Wall they
woul d be shot by the army because
they would be commiting an act of
blasphemy, yet people commit acts
of blasphemy against the natural
world every day and what do we
do? We write letters and go on
Watson says that the environmental movement is the most
non-violent one in the world.
"Have you ever heard of any
one getting killed by an environmentalist?"
Yet environmental activists
have been killed and injured.
"Diane Fossey was murdered for
trying to protect mountain gorillas.
Joe Adams was murdered for trying to protect lions. Fernando
Pereira was murdered by agents of
the French government when they
sunk the Rainbow Warrior in
1985." These actions were not
taken seriously, Watson said, but
if an environmentalist hurt anyone it would make headlines.
"We are not in an environmental crisis, we are in a human
cultural crisis where humans are
alienated from ecological reality,"
Watson added. The Sea Shepherds
are called terrorists, according to
Watson, because they oppose anthropocentric values in favour of
biocentric ones, and are a threat to
this culture.
He says that in our "ecological
stupidity" we don't understand
interdependence and biodiversity
until it is too late.
"Three to four thousand species a day are lost—it's a biological
holocaust and humans are responsible, yet we wipe them all
out and we coulnt give a damn."
Watson has been criticized by
the media because he has said
that any species' survival takes
precendence over the human species. Vancouver Sun columnist
Nicole Parton sarcastically wrote
that Watson thinks that germs are
more important than people. He
says, "She's damn right. Bacteria
are the cement that hoi d thi s planet
Watson beleives that people
must "touch the earth" and change
their values to understand the
environmental crisis. Although he
has tons of enemies, he says that
"five hundred years from now we
will be damn good ancestors."
Interview with Captain Paul Watson:
What are the main objectives of the Sea Shepherds?
Paul Watson: Well, we're a non-governmental^ organization
involved with the investigation and documentation of violations of international laws, regulations, and treaties for protecting marine wildlife. We're also involved with the enforcing
of these laws, primarily in the international waters. We're not
a protest organization. We're a policing organization.
How big are the Sea Shepherds? What is the membership?
We have 25,000 members world-wide. Right now we have
three ships in operation: two of them are in Honolulu, the other
one is in Los Angeles.
Perhaps the most controversial aspect ofthe Sea Shepherds has been your willingness to destroy property,
such as the ramming of whaling ships and driftnetters,
and the sabotage of whale processing plants. Where do
you draw the line as to what tactics you will use and how
do you justify the use of your more radical tactics?
Well, we don't do anything that is radical. We'rein opposition to illegal activities, so we're not damaging property. We
interfere with materials that are used to carry out crimes. The
killing of whales is illegal; we take away their whaling ships.
They have no right to be killing whales under international
law. We only get involved when there are violations of regulations, so we haven't done anything that's radical or criminal.
In 17 years of operation we've never caused an injury to
anybody and we've never had a criminal conviction brought
against us, neither a misdemeanor or felony... We make
ourselves available for prosecution by the authorities of any
countries that we're involved in, and to date we have not been
charged by any of those countries.
Why do you think the authorities are generally reluctant to prosecute you?
Because when we oppose illegal activities, in order to bring
us into court our defence~willbe their illegal activities and
they'd rather just keep it as quiet as they possibly can.
Where does the funding for the Sea Shepherds come
Funding comes from our membership, which gives us
about $600,000 a year—which is sufficient to maintain and
fuel our vessels, and since our crews are all volunteer, our
overhead is quite low.
You recently disassociated yourself from the Earth
First! movement, the radical ecology movement you
once -considered the Sea Shepherds to be the "navy" of.
What were the reasons for doing this?
Well, the Earth First! movement got taken over by people
with other agendas that were not ecological agendas. So you
got your eco-feminists, and your gay liberation, and your
sociali sts, and your anarchists, and the list goes on and on and
on. These are all justhuman trivialities as far as I'm concerned.
You know, the issue is ecology, and I have never believed in
putting social agendas ahead of ecological reality.
Are there any actions planned for the future?
Well, we're always involved with actions. We're
sending two ships to the North Atlantic to confront the Norwegian whalers in May and June, and the Faroese whalers,
also, during the summer. We're also sending a ship to
investigate and intervene with illegal Taiwanese driftnet
operations in the North Pacific which are prohibited by
UN resolutions and well be going at the end of the year
to confront Japanese whaling vessels in Antarctica.
End of year crunch.
tndy/Srian&se 50
March 26,1993


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