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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, November 23, 1990
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Registrar demands fee collection change
Students may begin paying a flat AMS fee
by Martin Chester
Students may be facing a new
AMS fee collection system next
The proposed system would
have all students, whether full or
part-time, pay a flat AMS fee, split
between the two terms. Part-time
students would receive a refund
some time after the winter break,
according to AMS external affairs
coordinator Jason Brett.
"What we have to do is change
our fee levies so that they come in
at a flat fee per term,* Brett said
of the proposal he presented to
council on Wednesday.
Brett produced this system
because a system allowing an
across-the-board fee would mean
a slight reduction of fees for full
time students and a slight increase
for part time students, he said.
"This seems to be the easiest
way to accommodate the
registrar's requests because everything else would require a referenda and part time students
may end up paying more than
they ought to," Brett said.
Brett explained that a student taking six units would pay
two installments of $19.75 and
receive a refund of $12.50, if they
apply for it. This is worked out
using the standard $4.50 per unit
approved by referenda in 1982.
"The option I brought forward
was to charge everyone as if they
were full time students. If they'd
been over charged, they'd just apply to get their money back," he
AMS director of finance John
Lipscomb said he does not think
the system is finalized, and that it
would have to be further developed and discussed.
"I would prefer a referendum,"
he said. Tm not sure if we don't
have to go to a referendum. "It
would be a good idea anyway (to
have a referendum)."
Lipscomb said that while it is
only an interim measure which is
designed to be revenue neutral,
students who have to wait for re
funds may be angry.
"1 can imagine many students
will be upset," he said. "We're
caught between the registrar and
students. The best idea is to go to
a referendum."
Fourth year Arts student
Robyn Iwata said, "there's just
something wrong with that kind
of system (of refunds)." She said
students will apply for the refund
if they know about it.
AMS ombudsperson Carol
Forsythe disagreed and said "a lot
people are not going to go through
the process of applying for a refund. It's up to the student."
"It will also depend on how
long the process takes. If it takes
a long time, or if they don't know,
or if the sum is too small, students
won't bother."
Forsythe also criticized the
council for not giving the proposal
further thought.
"I think they (council) were
intimidated by the audience (at
Totem Park, where the council
meeting was held)," she said.
Under normal circumstances,
she said, the proposal would have
been postponed for further
thought. "It was not totally discussed," she said.
Brett said most of the extra
money collected through interest
will be used up by the additional
administration costs involved in
the system.
Incidents of racism
go unreported
by Huang Chen Chung
Only a few incidents of racial
alienation have been reported on
campus, said the chair of UBC's
race-relations committee.
Created last August after
UBC president David Strangway
received reports of incidents having racist overtones, the committee must evaluate the current
state of race-relations at UBC and
report to the Board of Governors
next spring, said Kogila Adam-
However, so far only a few
individuals on campus have submitted written descriptions of racial discrimination to the committee, Adam-Moodley said.
Originally from South Africa,
Adam-Moodley said people at UBC
may be afraid to associate their
experiences with racism because
they question wether or not they
are paranoid.
"In South Africa, we had each
other," she said. "We knew were
being discriminated against. Here,
people seem to go about it alone.
They don't know whether call
something racism or if it's something funny about them."
If students feel their grades
could have been higher but were
not because of their ethnicity, they
should report it, she said.
"Even if you feel you can't
prove it, it's important to know
that you feel that way," she said,
adding "we haven't been getting
many submissions."
Currently, there are no comprehensive statistics or other information on the status of ethnic
minorities at UBC. Only
employment equity statistics are
available and they exist only by
provincial law, Adam-Moodley
Pointing to a an Arts 1 pamphlet projecting a European-male
image, Adam-Moodley said the
committee will also examine general programs at UBC which exclude realities or images of ethnic
groups having non-European origin.
"They're doing so much more
in the United States right now,"
she said.
Adam-Moodley will be available in the Multicultural Liasons
Office (Room 206) in the Old Administration building to receive
suggestions from any staff, faculty, or students.
The deadline for submissions
is December 15.
After going door to door in the Point Grey area, Engineering students
display food collected for the Christmas Food Bank drive. Various
faculties are competing to see who can collect the most. The
Engineers put forth the challenge this year to all faculties. The groups
will meet Friday in SUB at 3:30 to decide who raised the most support
for the Food Bank. Donations can still be made.
Preinsperg calls for student sex therapy
by Nadene Rehnby
AMS president Kurt
Preinsperg's proposal to council
that Doctors Jim and Judy
Sellner give a series of seminars
on male/female relations was shot
down in last week's council meeting.
The request, which
Preinsperg described as a "vote
of confidence," received the support of only two other council
"I'm still recovering from the
disappointment," said
Preinsperg. "This maybe the disappointment that will linger the
longest in my memory, that in a
year when we have had such relations between the sexes, this
idea was shot down.
"I would have put a lot of
work into it. It would have been
my main initiative in the final
stages of my presidency."
However, some feel
Preinsperg should stay away from
relationship issues and work more
on the traditional role of AMS
AMS director of administration Roma Gopaul-Singh said "to
me it sounds like relationship
counselling, and that's not what
students council is all about."
AMS vice-president Johanna
Wickie said "on first glance, 1
thought the motion was in line
with our new joke of the week
"It struck me as totally absurd that Kurt would voluntarily
choose to associate himself with
an issue which has raised so much
controversy and put him into such
a negative light.
"It has reflected on the entire
student council in an adverse
manner," Wickie said. "It makes
me ill to think that he would
seriously consider spending
$ 1600 on a couple of sexual gurus
so they can tell everyone how
dysfunctional their relationships
"It seems to me that this motion was just another vehicle to
express his hetero-dominant
views of sexual obsession on
campus," she added.
While Jim Sellner said the seminars would concentrate on male/
female relationships, he added
they are "not just about partners,
(they are about) male/female relationships in general (with) a
fellow student, or in a business
relationship, between the sexes
in all areas of life."
Harley Morrow, a member of
Gays and Lesbians of UBC, said
the seminar pamphlet submitted
by Preinsperg to council is "by its
very implication heterosexist.
"After looking at the material I feel that the sex therapists
are dealing with the sexual relationship between men and
women, and that this campus
needs counselling in better communication between people," he
Preinsperg said he feels the
initiative was shot down for different reasons. "I think it was
shot down in part because some
people are not really interested
in improving understanding," he
However, fourth year psychology student Lindsay Mullen
said: "I don't think that what goes
on has anything to do with relationships. It's about sexism.
"Kurt should stop looking at
women as sex objects and start
looking at them as people," she
Preinsperg also said he considers part ofthe opposition to be
a personal attack.
"Some ofthe people who shot
down this initiative on council
probably experienced ego-strokes
from sabotaging the president's
initiative," he said.
"I was disappointed to find
two members of my own executive
opposed to the idea. Especially
when I had been supportive of
their initiatives."
In response, Gopaul-Singh
said, "if the two women on the
executive have a problem, then
maybe he should accept there is a
problem with it."
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Dump Indian Act
commission says
by Mark Nielsen
Native Indian Students'
Union president Frances Dick
said she agrees with a recommendation from the Canadian
Human Rights Commission to
scrap the Department of Indian
Affairs and the federal Indian
"They (the Department of
Indian Affairs) could give up a
small amount of power to be
flexible, but they're just a reflection ofthe government," she
said. "They're representing the
government rather than native
The Commission came out
with the recommendations on
Wednesday in a nine-page report that slammed federal
policies on aboriginal issues
ranging from land claims and
self-government to housing and
economic development.
Labelling the department
and the Act as hierarchical and
unresponsive to grass roots
concerns, Dick said the alternative should be aboriginal
"We need something to replace them and we need to have
negotiations with the department to try and move towards
some consensus concerning the
future ofthe peoples," she said.
"At the same time, we have
aboriginal rights and self government in the early stages and
native peoples across Canada
are speaking in those terms."
Indian Affairs minster Tom
Siddon, however, condemned
the recommendations, effectively ending any chance ofthe
federal government following
up on them.
According to the Globe and
Mail, Siddon called the
commission's report "over-
simplistic" and "unprofessional."
"I'm very disappointed that
there was very poor research
underlying this report," he told
reporters. "It's all simplistic
In a statement, the commission said "the Indian Act is
fundamentally and irreparably
"No amount of tinkering
can alter that, and the long-
range objective must be to remove from the laws of Canada
a statute which, as the Prime
Minister has himself said, diminishes all Canadians by its
very existence."
By allowing first nations
people the power of self government, Dick said Canada
would also be stepping towards
a stronger identity.
"Canada is not a cohesive
nation and I think that once
there's acceptance of First
Nations history then Canada
can build towards a Canadian
identity," she said.
Crime wave rolls on
by Martin Chester
The crime wave that has
recently hit the Student Union
Building is continuing
In the past few weeks Film
Society, Varsity Outdoors Club,
Copy Right, Amnesty International, AMS Programs and,
most recently, AMS Desk Top
Publishing have been robbed.
DTP was broken into
around the Remembrance Day
long weekend, according to
DTP manager Ted Aussem.
Aussem said he was disturbed by the loss of just under
$400 of their petty cash fund.
"I really think this building, being a student environment and all that, should be
above that," he said.
The locks were not forced,
Aussem said, and DTP had recently put in new locks which
are not on the regular master
key system.
AMS general manager
Charles Redden said the RCMP
were investigating the thefts,
but had not reported back to
him as to the progress of the
case. The RCMP had no information to report when contacted.
"The last break-in would
have been at the same time as
DTP," Redden said. The AMS'
insurance policy has a $500
deductible. Of the clubs involved, only VOC and FilmSoc
have had losses in excess of
this and should expect compensation.
AMS director of administration Roma Gopaul-Singh,
who runs security for SUB, said
that while the AMS security
teams have been asked to be
vigilant, they have not been
aware of any suspicious characters.
"From the reports I have
seen, they haven't seen anything," Gopaul-Singh said.
"I want to see how the police investigation goes first, but
changing locks would definitely
be a priority," she said. Since
there has been no evidence of
forced entry, keys have likely
been used.
Fraternity honours cult
by Paul Hayward
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Student
reaction is split over a fraternity party named after a cult
leader who murdered over 900
of his followers.
Delta Kappa Epsilon
(Deke) fraternity held their
eleventh annual "Jim Jones
Remembered — Electric Kool
Aid" party earlier this month
at their Universityof Manitoba
frat house.
Known as the Jonetown Massacre, 912 of People's Temple who
followed Jones to a commune in
the Jungles of Guyana, died after
having drunk a deadly cocktail of
Kool Aid and cyanide in November 1978.
Gerry Sande, a U of M professor who teaches a social
psychology class which includes a study ofthe Jim Jones
disaster, said he became aware
of the party after a student
showed him a poster.
"It seems to be in very bad
taste," Sande said, adding that
students were may not have
been "aware of the magnitude
of the tragedy, the number of
innocent people, the murder of
young children by their parents."
Pete Robbie, a member of
the fraternity, said that they
make up an alcoholic punch
which is free for partiers.
"There are no mock ceremonies," he added.
November 23,1990 MEWS
Israeli ambassador
encourages peace
By David Chivo
Speaking to a group of students and faculty at Hillel House
on Monday, Israeli consul general
Benjamin Abileah said Israel
wants to contribute to a future
Middle East peace.
Abileah said that although
the current crisis in the Gulf adds
to Israel's many dilemmas, his
nation does not have a role in this
"Israel has kept a low profile
lately for two reasons. Firstly, the
United States wants it this way in
order to maintain its fragile alliance with the Arabs and secondly,
Israel has no part to play in the
stand-off," Abileah said.
Of course, the ambassador
pointed out, the outcome of the
Kuwait conflict will have numerous implications for Israel and he
hopes that "when the events in
the Gulf are resolved, Israel can
look forward to better relations
with the other countries in the
Abileah suggested that peace
is possible in the Middle East by
pointing to the rapid and positive
changes in Eastern Europe which
he described as "one more step
towards the peacemaking process
in the world."
"I find it fascinating that
many ofthe liberated East European countries made the re-establishing of diplomatic relations
with Israel one of their first foreign
policy goals" Abileah said.
"These countries are looking
for productive relationships with
Israel because we have something
to offer. Today the Arabs can no
longer deny Israel's credentials."
Speaking on the continued
exodus from the Soviet Union, the
ambassador said they are "a boon
for Israel" despite the "unavoidable problems that come when so
many people arrive at once to such
a small nation as ours.
"The Soviets are exporting to
us thousands of skilled and educated people who will help to further  develop  Israel" Abileah
stated, "as well, with their arrival
our country will become stronger
both economically and culturally.
While Europe has become a
much different place than it was
five years ago, Abileah said the
"Middle East has also changed,
but not in the direction of democracy—and that is a pity.
"As long as there is no democracy in this region peace has no
chance. How can Israel negotiate
with dictators?" he said.
"Israel wants peace, but we
will not relinquish any territory
without being sure that it is attainable as well as securable."
Recently though, the ambassador explained, some parts ofthe
Arab world had showed signs of
moving in a democratic direction.
Even Kuwait, prior to being invaded, was considering to restore
its parliament. Unfortunately,
"Saddam Hussein did what he did.
"Arab dictators have shown
that they will do the most outrageous things when the opportunity arises; and sure enough, on
August 2nd Baghdad saw that the
opportunity was there," he said.
"We have always considered
Iraq a threat and many Israelis
believed that Hussein would inevitably invade Kuwait," Abileah
said. "However, nobody in the
West thought about the dangers
of arming Iraq; selling them
weapons was everybody's business.
"Iraq is led by a megalomaniac who wants to be leader ofthe
Arab world. He will continue to
swallow other nations if he is allowed to, but this is mainly an
inter-Arab concern, not Israel's."
The ambassador said,
"Hussein is hardly our first candidate for helping draw a peaceful
solution to the current crisis. He
not only contributes to the dangers
facing Israel but also to the dangers facing the entire world."
Abileah said the international
community cannot trust Hussein
and pointed to the "guestages" as
a further indication of his bar
gaining methods.
Talking in more detail about
the Palestinian issue, the ambassador made the point that Israel
does not consider the Palestine
Liberation Organization as a
credible representative for their
"One must wonder why
Yasser Arafat and his followers
moved their bases from Tunisia to
Iraq. Presently, there are also
2000 of their fighters beingtrained
there," Abileah said.
The ambassador speculated
on whether the PLO was part of
Hussein's conspiracy to invade
Kuwait saying that perhaps "they
(the PLO) saw an opportunity in
using Iraq to force Israel to give
them what they want."
Abileah also believes the fatal Temple Mount incident was
instigated by the PLO in order to
divert attention from the Gulf
crisis to Israel.
"The PLO did Saddam
Hussein a good service by creating the violence in Jerusalem: they
managed to redirect the world's
anger arising from the Kuwait
issue towards our nation. Still,
the fault partly lies with us as
Israel should have been better
prepared," the ambassador said.
Abileah concluded by saying
he is optimistic about the future,
in the long term.
"I believe that the world is
not completely indifferent to the
problems in our region, but wants
to see peace there. Which ever
way the Gulf crisis ends the Middle
East will be changed. There may
be indeed wounds arising from
the Kuwait conflict, but when they
heal we think there will be new
opportunities for a favourable
Arab-Israeli dialogue," he said.
The meeting with Ambassador Abileah revealed that Israel
believes the situation in the Gulf
will be a turning point to the
situation in that region, and may
eventually lead to a peaceful
resolution ofthe Arab-Israeli conflict.
K.D. craze on a role in
Ontario student protests
by Karen Hill
TORONTO (CUP) — A hot, new
fad is sweeping student politics:
the macaroni shower. And, like
the hula hoop, people either love
it or they hate it.
It is now positively trendy to
pelt unpopular federal politicians
with the ultimate symbol of student poverty, Kraft Dinner. Brian
Mulroney was the most recent
victim during an appearance at
York University earlier this
And when Ontario Liberal
MPP Hans Daigler tried to address a crowd at another demonstration, several handfuls of
macaroni showered camera crews
filming his speech. He was
drowned out by shots of "we're
hungry, we're boney, we're eating
Student politicians are divided over the effectiveness of such
actions, and disagreement over
flying pasta mirrors the differences within the student movement over lobbying tactics.
According to Marc Molgat,
organizer ofthe flying food fest in
the House of Commons lastmonth,
flinging macaroni draws national
attention to chronic underfunding
of universities.
"Macaroni is definitely symbolic," said the University of Ottawa student council executive.
"That's what a lot of students eat
because they can't afford anything
"I think that it's time people
realized students are getting
pissed off by what's happening
with tuition and the three per
cent tax on loans."
Last month, about 20 U of O
students threw macaroni and
protest cards in the House after
NDP MP Howard McCurdy asked
a question about student aid. They
were protesting the federal
government's plan to levy a three
per cent surcharge on student
loans, beginning in August 1991.
Molgat said students have to
experiment with new ideas to draw
attention to post-secondary education issues.
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"Different things have to be
tried. Demonstrations and rallies
are almost a dime a dozen. You
get to the point where the government completely ignores it."
But Sarah Kimball, a student
council executive at McMaster
University, said the House of
Commons incident may have been
"I think in the long run it
might have done more harm than
good," she said. "Personally, I don't
agree with throwing food at politicians."
Educating the public about
the problems facing universities
is the key to affecting change, she
said. "We need to convince the
general public, and I don't think a
radical approach will necessarily
While Steve Deighton thinks
the tasty tactic had merit, he sai d
it shouldn't be overused.
"I think once is quite enough,"
said the University of Western
Ontario student council president. "I don't think macaroni is
the answer."
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November 23,1990
THE UBYSSEY/5 Not my favourite colour
Film , magic and a sub compact
by Yggy King
AST Thursday saw that
darling ofthe critics and
protege of the Rolling Stones,
Living Colour, corrupting the
minds of our youth with their
grating brand of pop metal at an
all ages show in the Commodore
Perhaps they would have
sounded better through the muffling effects of a few stiff drinks,
though how anyone could afford it
after shelling out for tickets is beyond me.
From the first throbbing note
it was obvious that the sons of
spandex were going to play it loud,
in a vain attempt to make up for
poor sound quality with sheer
quantity. Complementing the high
decibel level were banks of high-
intensity lights, all no doubt designed to bludgeon the audience
into submissive approval through
total sensory overload.
If only Vernon Reid and the
boys had participated in BC
Hydro's Powersmart Night.
It's unlikely that Living
Colour's lyrical content was any
better than their screeching guitar and thudding drums, but it
was hard to be sure as Cory Glover's
voice was completely drowned out
by the aforementioned screeching
and thudding.
The best song ofthe evening,
with lyrics that were comprehensible, if only through repetition,
was "Elvis is Dead," a little ditty
revealing the band's penchant for
tabloid tactics and restatement of
the obvious.
Drummer William Calhoun
did not explode during the show,
but was in frequent danger of asphyxiation. Or perhaps it was a
phobia of crowds that kept him
constantly shrouded in the smoke
of dry ice. But don't worry, my
sources tell me his psychological
counselling is progressing well.
All in all it seems that Living
Colour have fallen prey to their
own "Cult of Personality." They
are certainly not my "Type."
We just recently learned that
gyrating duo Milli Vanilli never
sang a word on their records. It's
too bad the same isn't true of Living Colour.
Pity they can't dance.
by Pow Yuan Wey
HE looks up and smiles.
Ann Marie Fleming
ust got the posters for her
film called New Shoes and she is
pleased because the whimsical
graphic works perfectly: it is afairy
with a wand in one hand and a
This is the magic of it all.
It represents the security of the
You Can't Take It With You. and we don't want to
by Felicia Quon and Graham
such is one's first impression of You Can't Take it With
You, the current Frederic Wood
Set against the backdrop of
Depression era America, this
George Kaufman/Moss Hart play
presents an entertaining look at
, the eccentric Sycamore family.
by Effie Pow
In such an atmosphere—where
human empathy itself has become a kind of expendable and
damning weakness—a voice
must be aggressive in order to
be heard.
—Scott Watson
from "Construction Sites"
RT these days i s taking
» a different tone. It is
shouting to be heard- not for
sheer craft or beauty, but for
justice and self-definition. It is
an outcry against issues inadequately covered by the mass
Currently, Strange Ways
Here We Come and AIDS Demographics—Looking at the
Revolution are exhibits showing at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery and the Front Gallery.
According to Fine Arts
Gallery curator Scott Watson,
Strange Ways Here We Come
"is about raising consciousness
about the way homophobia,
sexism, racism and other
prejudices make the health care
system ineffective."
The exhibit displays the
work of two New York artists:
Felix Gonzalez Torres and
Donald Moffett.
Watson's mandate as a curator is to show art that confronts social, political and religious standards.
"I think this is the leading
edge. Art that takes on issues
and challenges the status quo.
Art that is polemic," he said.
Moffett's work is direct because it employs amedium that
is easily recognized. A series of
large backlit cibatransparen-
cies reminds the viewer of billboards. And the messages
speak of direct action.
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The various members of this
bizarre clan appear as incongruous solitudes. Yet, like a human
version of a modern jazz piece,
when taken together they somehow form a harmonious whole.
At the head ot the family
stands the patriarchal figure
Grandpa Vanderhof, the inciteful
guru who quit his business thirty-
five years to pursue a "better" life.
Unfortunately, due to an
uninspiring performance by vet
eran UBC actor and director
Stanley Weese, the role falls flat
and fails to deliyer i ts fundamental
message: you can't take it with you,
so it's best to live for the fun of life,
not for money or position.
Fortunately, Kerry Davidson
as Penny, the family's mother, steps
into the void Weese leaves. As a
result, although the inciteful lines
may still belong to Grandpa, the
true vitality ofthe play is provided
by Penny. Without Davidson's
powerful performance, the play
would have lacked its fluidity and
its punch.
Several other members of the
company also delivered strong performances. As the anal-retentive
Mr. Kirby, Barry Levy convincingly
portrays his character's inner anguish. Withouta doubt the audience
empathized with his deep hatred
for the Corporate-American life that
his position in society had forced
him to lead.
Juxtaposed against the IQrby's
seriousness, the spoof quality of
the production's two Russian
characters, Boris Kolenkhov
(Michael O'Donnell), and Princess
Olga (Jane MacFarlane) provided
the play with an appealing Eastern European flare.
Similarly solid performances
were delivered by Lisa Waines in
the role of the flighty daughter
Essie, Bill Melathopolous as her
geeky husband Ed, Rhys Lloyd as
the amiable Mr. De Pinna, and
Stephen Gamble in a convincing
depiction of Donald, the servant.
Director John Wright successfully incorporated the various
elements ofthe play, and presented
a cast that worked well together.
One possible criticism could be the
treatment of the family's father,
Paul Sycamore (Roger Haskett).
Having recently seen Roger
as the vibrant Rodolfo in the last
Frederic Wood production, A Vie w
From a Bridge, we know what he is
capable of. Yet, throughout the play
it seemed as though he was being
forced to act in a straight-jacket,
with no freedom to act, no cracks to
shine through. Perhaps the flatness of this father figure was necessary in order to give the eccentric
Sycamore family a "steady" centre,
however .we are unconvinced.
Although at times the play
comes across as slightly saccharine, for the most part it provides a
light-hearted, humourous evening
of entertainment.
mundane, and the disorder of possible violence that exists in everyone.
So it is two days before the
premiere and I'm supposed to do an
"Well, how much time do you
have," she asks me.
This time I smile—I have all
"Well do you want to ride with
me?" she asks.
She gently pulls on her green
hat shapedlike a bowl and we head
out to the white compact she has
rented for the day.
We head towards SFU where
she is a student—when she has
time for school—in the interdisciplinary arts program.
I do not look where we are going—I am too busy listening, writing and talking. Occasionally she
swears when the traffic gets thick
and tangled.
When I look up we are on the
spiral up to SFU. The fog is a grey
dense mass around us and we can
not see very far ahead.
"Ann Marie, don't drive us off
a cliff," I joke.
You see, there is a part in the
film where a woman describes a
kind of guy that could drive them
off the Don Valley Parkway ramp .
in Toronto.
The firstthi ngl wantto know,
however, is about the princess in
the snow footage.
The scene was shot at Cypress Bowl and it was "fucking
freezing." There was twelve feet of
snow and Fleming wore a long,
fake blond wig. She blew mammoth bubbles and someone captured it all with a video camera.
This is one of her escapades.
"The film was shot in little
clumps—like yttle adventures, I
wanted it to be as fun as possible
and as low-stress as possible," says
But the entire production was
actually exhausting. By the time
the film had finally wrapped up,
she was drained.
"It was so much a part of my
life, but I still had to live that year
too. I feel like I've aged 20 years."
Fleming emphasizes how important it is to have organizations
such as Cineworks, Canadian
Filmmakers' Distribution West
and Cinematheque to support independent film in the Canadian
Debauchery and Don Juan
Niko I
by Niko Fleming
[HE Kitsilano Theatre
Company spins an interesting tale of sex, religion,
and cynicism.
Moliere's Don Juan revolves
around the lecherous aristocrat who
does not believe in "heaven, hell or
werewolves" and lives only to pursue his next feminine conquest.
David Hurtubise alternately
sulks and clowns around the stage
as    the    distressed    servant
Tell Bush we're not all dead
This is written on a vivid background in colours of blue, orange, green and pink and refers to persons with AIDS.
On a blue blur one reads:
(202) 545-6700
Remind them that despite
their "Uniform Code of
Military Justice" we're fucking
The piece that echoes the pain,
frustration and anger of the
lesbian and gay community is
entitled Ignite My Homo
It is an invitation to give support.
Torres' conceptual pieces
are a mixture of cryptic shapes
and common, familiar materials. For example, on one wall
hangs a fully assembled jigsaw puzzle in a plastic bag. It
is a photograph of 'Klaus
Barbie as a family man.'
On the floor Torres has
place a stack of red sheets of
paperfor visitors to take. Each
has the simple two phrases: I
distribution of thought is a format Torres often uses. This
time, however, it was a collaborative effort with Moffett who
chose the phrase and the colour
of paper.
Watson wanted to give the
exhibits context and dialogue.
Consequently,he organized the
symposium entitled Representing AIDS: Art & Activism
that took place last Saturday.
"I just didn't want to have a
show of their (the artists') work.
I wanted to contextualize it, so
the symposium provided media
and cultural criticism."
Donald Moffett, Douglas
Crimp and Simon Watney participated at the symposium.
Crimp and Watney are critics
based in New York and London,
England respectively.
UBC, SFU and Emily Carr
College provided funds in exchange for free admission for
their students.
Atleast 171 people attended
but only a small number were
students, Watson estimated.
At Front Gallery, housed
by the Western Front headquarters, AIDS Demographics—Looking at the Revolution
is a roar of images. They are
images from photographs, video
tapes, posters, stickers and t-
shirts of activist demonstra
tions. The exhibit is a testament of activity and bellowing
out—with fury and irony—on
the streets.
The exhibitoriginatedfrom
a New York gallery whose volunteers were building an
archive of material from demonstrations. When the gallery
opened, people brought their
own photographs and videos.
The exhibit opposes the
way the media would depict
the activists. The myriad of
images coveringthe walls state:
activists must document their
own activity. They cannot rely
on mass media.
It was a "fortuitous coincidence" that both exhibits prelude the activities prepared for
World AIDS Day on December
1, 1990 and Day Without Art
which is a symbolic effort to
recognize the impact of AIDS
on the arts community. This is
Vancouver's first year of participation, but the concept began in New York last year with
'Visual Aids.'
Sganarelle, who objects to his
master's blasphemous life but is
powerless to stop it.
The few times he overcomes
his fear of punishment and admonishes his master, he has nothing coherent to say. Moliere
pointedly gave the defense of religion and current morality to a
fool who has obediently followed
religious teachings withoutgiving
any thought to the meaningbehind
In contrast, Bill Croft as Don
Juan stands coolly above all criticism. He becomes animated only
when females enter the stage—in
one scene sliding smoothly from
one woman to the next, reassuring
both that "I love only you." His
beliefs are heretically simple: "two
and two make four, four and four
make eight" and piety is only the
fashionable vice of hypocrisy.
Kathleen Barr and Beata van
Berkom flounce and entertain as
the two peasant women the libidinous Don pledges marriage and
fidelity to. The servile empty-
headed woman is one social con-
"If there wasn't an organization like Cineworks, I wouldn't be
able to make a film like this."
Butfornow,havingcontrol over
production also means conceding to
low key distribution.
"I decided that I have ideas
that I would like to realize and
because of that, I have to stay small
in order to control the production.
"I wanted to say so many things
and lay them side by side without
giving primacy to any one thing."
New Shoes and her short film
of the same name are based on a
chilling experience of a friend that
took place when she was a teenager.
"When Gaye was telling the
vention that Moliere did not try to
question. Tanya Huse is still very
powerful in her passionate portrayal
as Dona Elvire, the only female
character who is more than a sex
The only other character to resist Don Juan's subversive charm is
a hooded beggar in the woods. Don
Juan asks why, if he spends his
entire day praying, is he still poor
and hungry? He then offers a gold
coin if the man will blaspheme, but
this interesting attempt at corruption is frustrated.
In the end, as the cynical unbeliever meets his appropriate fiery
doom, Sganarelle falls to his knees
and cries out in the anguish of his
loss: "My pay! My pay!"
Jeremy Wexler and especially
Russell Ferrier are very strong as
Elvire's avenging brothers, and
Henri Alvarez gives a solid performance as the Commander's statue.
The direction by Kico Gonzalez-
Rissois generally effective, although
some of the physical humour approaches the level of the Marx
story, I was getting goosebumps
and I was moved because it
could've happened to me.
"But it's all the same thing.
Experience—what's the difference? Stuff happens at the same
time, from being shot to not having money. It means ifyou get to,
you just go on."
While we leave SFU for
Granville Island, Fleming explains the film was about communicating one's experience and
making it personal.
"This is my funding spiel. In
our media-saturated life, experience is innundated with different images: from the news, from
thepaper,from other people. How
do we take those images and make
our experiences our own?"
In transferring one violent
incident to the film medium,
Fleming tells a story and makes
it her own.
In the film industry, Fleming
encounters people who find the
pieces of imagery in New Shoes
"My short films are punchier.
Some people who really liked my
short films have a hard time seeing this as an autonomous piece."
On Granville Island Fleming
puts up a few posters, chats with a
previous animation instructor and
the sound and music designer,
Dennis Burke. I remark that the
music reminds me of Peter
Greenaways films.
"No, you're supposed to watch
a Peter Greenaway film and ifs
supposed to remind you of Dennis
Burke's music," Burke says mockingly.
Fleming exclaims, "A Zed and
Two Noughts (a Peter Greenaway
film) was the movie that got me
into filmmaking. I've watched all
his films."
Strangely, the most political
and controversial points of view in
Fleming's film are uttered by a
caricature of a little old lady on a
bus. We stare directly into her face
as if we are sitting right next to
"Instead of watching from a
distance you're forced to have an
opinion," she said.
Fleming incorporates the process of making the film into the
film itself. She reveals her personal experience through clips of
narration that depict'her as the
filmmaker, rather than as a character.
"I wanted to bring attention to
the filmmaking process. It was
about talking about space outside
the screen. It was a'process' film."
Fleming's short films, Waving
and You Take Care Now, as well as
New Shoes (the shortfilm was part
ofthe National Film Board's Five
Feminist Minutes) have gained her
the attention of local and national
media. With the release of her first
feature length film, she is facing
Yet it seems there are only so
many questions one can ask in a
generic interview.
"You haven't asked THE
question—which is good because I
hate the question...or statement.
Is my film about violence against
"For me it's about violence
within yourself and what people
are capable of. I think people are
naturally violent. There can be
violence in not listening to somebody. There isall this noise around
So I wait and listen, and Ann
Marie Flemingeventually answers
her own questions. And all her
questions aboutconnectingimages
are answered as she assembles her
own story and consolidates her
She describes the film as an
"incremental process."
As the audience, we are part
of her experience and process as a
filmmaker. And New Shoes is the
film that contains her magical
"bubbles of information" that make
it all worthwhile.
November 23,1990
November 23,1990
Volley Birds ready for Canada West season
by Matthew Clarke
After an off-season that featured an extensive rebuilding and
retooling of the roster, the UBC
Thunderbird men's volleyball team
is taking to the court in pursuit of
the play-off spot that eluded them
last year.
The T-Birds will have a good
'measuring stick for their improvement when they host the University of Alberta in their first home
games ofthe season this weekend
at War Memorial Gym. Alberta is
the team that eliminated UBC from
play-off contention last year with a
pair of wins over the T-Birds on the
last weekend ofthe regular season.
After a disappointing 7-9
finish in league
play last year, the
team embarked
on an ambitious
schedule thisfall.
The team challenged some of
the best CIAU
and NCAA teams
pre-season tournaments, as well
as touring Estonia and Finland
in August in
search of top international competition.
Aside from a
three game sweep Bobby Smith
ofthe University of Calgary in October, the T-Birds achieved mixed
results throughout the pre-season
and must now concentrate on what
promises to be another tough
Canada West race.
The T-Bird roster, with a total
of nineteen players, is coach Dale
Ohman's largest ever, a point
which the 13 year head coach sees
as a positive sign.
"It's a coach's dream to have
that depth of competition at every
position," said Ohman. "It's indicative of the quality of athlete
that is being attracted to the UBC
With nine returning players
and 10 newcomers, Ohman will
have the benefit of tailoring his
line-up on a match by match basis
to take advantage ofthe strengths
of his personnel and potential
shortcomings of opponents.
With two players unavailable
until the new year, the team's roster is not yet
University of
transfer Jason Bukowski
does not become eligible
for     league
play     until
January 10,
while fourth
year   power
hitter Dave
Farrell    returns in late
from a first
term spent at
the Erasmus
School       of
Business in
Of the newcomers, first year
engineering   student   Randy
Wagner is easily the most notable.
Wagner turns 31 in late December
and returns to school after six years
of playing for Canada's national
team. The 6'4" native of Prince
George plays both middle blocker
and play-set hitter.
"It's like having an assistant
coach on the floor," Ohman said of
Wagner's experience.
Wagner will likely start the
season at middle blocker. This spot
was originally thought to be the
domain of 6'8" fifth year player
Kelly Bukowski but a knee injury
in a pre-season tournament in
Manitoba has taken Bukowski out
of the line-up for the first part of
the season.
The second middle blocker
position will be capably filled by
Bobby Smith, a 6'4" returning
starter in his third year with the
Thunderbirds. Washington native
Doug Dorton, also amiddle blocker,
was pressed into service last year
because of injuries, but will likely
be a victim ofthe team's depth and
start the season in a back-up role.
At power-hitter, Rob Hill will
be a familiar sight to T-Bird fans.
This will be his fifth season with
the team and second as captain.
Hill was an All-Canadian last year
and his consistently high level of
play and leadership will be crucial
to the team's success. Steve Oliver
returns after a one year absence to
fill the other power-hitting posi-
Charles Hebert was a Canada
West All-Star last year while splitting time between the play-set and
Rob Hill
power-hitting positions. Hebert
will concentrate on the former this
year as the team has more depth at
Jon Hammer's chances to be
the starting play-set hitter were
dealt a severe blow when he suffered a badly sprained ankle in
September. Ohman said that
fourth year Ontario native Glen
Williams was one ofthe top two T-
Birds on the Estonian tour in late
August but an injury will probably
hamper his play until after Christmas.
The lack of an experienced
setter isa concern for Ohm an. Four
setters are on his roster but none
has any university level experience.
With two years' experience
playing at Castlegar's Selkirk
Community College, Wes Wishlow
is at this point the most advanced
setter but Alberta native Kelly
Cooksley has improved greatly in
practice and should see considerable playing time. The development of this group of young setters
will go a long way in determining
the success ofthe T-Birds thisyear.
The T-Birds first home league
matches against the Alberta
Golden Bears take place at 7:45
Friday and Saturday evenings.
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Marking is unfair
The injustice I continue to
experience at this university compels me to write this letter. No, I'm
not a raving feminist or Kurt-
basher. But I do have concerns
over my rights as a student. Like
the majority of my fellow students,
I must work hard to succeed at
UBC. But when my hard work and
honest effort bring an unfair result,
I feel frustrated and overwhelmed.
I have had several experiences in
the last 11/2 years which lead me
to believe that the individual student at UBC amounts to nothing.
Last year, a professor gave me
a final mark, which, frankly, I did
not deserve. My fellow classmates
and even certain UBC staff members supported my cause to right
the wrong. But even though I filed
an official appeal, my mark remains the same. This year, I have
received two grades on exams
which were lower than the actual
grades I earned. In one case, a TA
had glanced over some correct answers. However, when I approached the professor about the
grade, he rudely changed my mark,
acting as if I had no right to dare
question him. In the other case, a
TA took marks off my paper because too many students (according to whom?) scored high marks.
I know of another recent instance
where a course co-ordinator up
graded a student's paper by 40%
because the TA, to say the least,
made a big mistake.
Who legalizes such unfair and
careless grading procedures?
Should I conclude that UBC professors are accountable to no one,
and do not want their students to
succeed? I'm sure professors do
deal with students who fight for
undeserved marks, but students
should never have to ask for the
marks they have already earned.
Most of us just want the marks we
work for.
Jennifer Peters
Arts 2
Kurt: a peppy
kinda guy
A great deal of negative (and
not altogether constructive) criticism has been pitched at Kurt
Preinsperg duringhis stay in office
as AMS president. To understate
drastically, I have been one of those
I, for one, however, would like
to take a moment to say something
positive about the man.
When he first took office I
wrote a letter to this paper begging
him not to DO anything that would
cost any money. Essentially he
ignored that plea. Nonetheless, in
general, it seems to me (from what
I know about what was spent) that
itis fair to say that the expenditures
he sanctioned were in the long-
term interests ofthe school.
In addition, his EXTREMELY
positive attitude has without doubt
been, at least to some degree, a
boost to some students'morale and
has gone a certain way towards
improving the image of the UBC
student body so far as the general
Vancouver community goes.
There, of course, have been
certain negative effects of both Mr.
Preinsperg's sanctioning of certain
AMS expenditures and his general
attitude towards some issues, but
on the whole, I am inclined to believe that he has had a positive
effect on UBC—so far as any one
person could be said to have a
positive effect in that sense, which
is not, it would seem after all, really that far; nonetheless it merits
There are certain respects in
which I strongly disagree with Mr.
Preinsperg and perhaps eve n down
right dislike him for, but on the
whole I would say that the UBC
student body would be fortunate to
acquire another presi dent li ke him
and if it should fail to do so, Mr.
Preinsperg will be sorely missed.
Leo Paquin
Arts 4
More Godiva
Can you stand one more letter
about the Godiva patch? Let's stop
the bullshit of defending it. I am a
female engineering student and I
hate seeing it on nearly every red
coat I see. Regardless ofthe history
ofthe Godiva story, the fact, is this:
a naked woman on a horse has
NOTHING to do with engineering.
Period. Itis entirely out of place as
a faculty "tradition." The fact that
my faculty supports this upsets
me enormously. If the faculty was
so intent on asserting their progressive integration of women into
their realms, they would not cling
so desperately to such an infantile
and subjugating display of "good
old boys club" attitude. Just let it
go, 'geers.
Jillian E. Cooke
Chem Eng 2
Warped Cariboo
The approach used in commentary in the Nov. 2 edition of
The Ubyssey concerning the
Cariboo House incident is misguided. The author has committed that which was condemned in
the very act of condemning and in
so doing may have moved us further from a solution.
On Oct. 11 approximately 25
young people (they were in fact
men) sent mean, disgusting and
unacceptable letters to approximately 300 young people (yes, they
were in fact women). It was wrong.
What should be done?
Obviously inspired by this incident Ms. X took the opportunity
of addressing a social problem.
The focus ofthe commentary was
on one particular aspect (or symptom) of that problem and was put
in the context of men versus
women. The commentary stated,
explicitly, that a grand punishment is in order for the sake of
example, but it implied much
While the commentary had
few, if any, positive statements it
was very effective in its method
and it has undoubtedly provoked
deep feelings on the topic at hand.
The style and approach which
were used has been very popular
recently in the cause of social reform in general and is representative of some of the visible factions of the feminist movement.
(It is important to avoid the
popular confusion that exists between feminist and female. This
association is the indirect result
of this approach.) It is called a
confrontational approach. Is it
the most effective way of reducing
harassment and prejudice? The
answer is NO!
In the case of gender we are
dealing with the ultimate grounds
for prejudice, men versus women.
This approach (or means) is causing a polarization on the topic
which is, in effect, driving a wedge
between the genders thereby increasing prejudice in the short-
run. Do the ends justify the
means? The outcome (or ends) to
this kind of approach is, in fact,
non-definite and unpredictable.
Every member of society
stands to gain from minimizing
and/or eliminating prejudice and
violence. If everyone were aware
ofthe problems and the potential
benefits we would stand a better
chance of solving these problems.
Since ignorance is the root of the
problem the attack must be focused on education not retaliation.
Your letter has brought attention to the problem in a provocative way but it has not encouraged enlightenment, more
likely feelings of resentment. In
this case the means may be defeating the ends.
So before the Ms. Xs of our
society are let loose to string up
the guilty individuals by their
balls the motives of these actions
an the alternatives must be considered. This letter represents an
attempt to improve the situation
and make this place a better place
for everyone. What are your motives Ms. X?
Graduate Studies
P.S. Please note the effect ofthe
last paragraph. How does it make
youfeel? Itisthiskindofapproach
that is to be avoided. Ask yourself
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Tarzan to
replace Rusty
With Margaret Thatcher ousted from the
leadership ofthe Conservative Party in Britain, it
seems a foregone conclusion that Michael Heseltine,
known as "Tarzan" for his flowing mane, will be
swinging into action.
It is good news that Maggie, a.k.a. the Iron
Maiden, is no longer Prime Minister in the United
Kingdom. We are talking about someone who incited
riots in the streets over her refusal to back down on
the poll tax.
She also ground the business ofthe European
Community to a halt over demands of huge refunds
from Britain's contributions to the EEC and. This
woman will not be remembered for her powers of
However, the man who is replacing her is no
comic book hero. As well as his lofty locks, Heseltine
is also known as the defence minister who quit over
the sale of Westland Helicopter to American interests. The British arms industry must be protected, he said. He was also the minister responsibile
for sending troops to the Falklands. Put bluntly, he
is a militarist.
Among his personal pastimes are playing with
anti-aircraft missiles, and war gaming with automatic machine guns. If Canadians are even remotely
worried about the possibility of conscription in
Canada, Brits must be scared shitless.
A self-made millionaire, who had a chaffeur -
driven Jaguar by the time he was drafted into the
army in 1958, he is also a blue-blood who has been
brought up in the finest of British schools.
He is rememberedfor a day in parliament when
he grabbed the royal mace and shook it at members
of th e Labour Party as they sang a worker's anthem.
He can go off the handle.
Despite his shortcomings, Heseltine may be an
improvement over Thatcher, but wouldn't it be
better to get rid ofthe Conservative party altogther?
Wilson is right
On the comment from First Nations leader Bill
Wilson that maybe the Native Peoples should have
killed off the white people who came here to settle
before they had a chance to overrun the province:
maybe those were inflammatory comments, but so
is over 100 years of frustration with nearly no
progress on Native land claims. Don't forget, Wilson said those things after spendinghours listening
to legalistic drivel, something he has spent much of
his life getting mired in, to find a way out ofthe
mess that we have created.
November 23, 1990
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Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those ofthe staffand not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the
sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud
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Carol Hui is a PMT'd fridge magnet the only remnant in the squats. "Good
morning, Michael Booth,* she said. Don-in-his- head-band-Mah now
radicalized into Rebeccaaa Bishop. But Elaine Griffith refused to be nice
to Yggy King. Paul Dayson grinned.'When she's bad, she's better." Elaine
the villain quashed front back top bottom hands legs body bouI of Ernie
Stelzer the German guy. Raul Peschiera prostituted and exploited
Chung Wongand Graham Cameron. Healsosold drugs,superduperhyper
ludcs to Martin Chester and Felicia Quon. Moot smoot hoot the boot.
Lubrication was not a problem for Niko Fleming. But the rabblerouser
Hao Li skulkedin his skulduggery. Becca passed out. The tatterdemalion
of Yukie Kurahashi gave Poohead one gigantic Steve Chan hickey for the
rest of his life. Andrew Epstein commented,"Brouhaha, more fun than a
barrel of monkeys."Nadene Rehnby chirped, "Q is such a dignified letter,
dontcha know." Roily, inept and moronic Mark Nielsen added, "Don't we
all sparklein our own little way?" It was all so PITH Y. The thesaurus was
our bible. Who were all the ne'er-do-wells, good-for-nothings and lazybones? Paul Thompson and Matt Clarke exploded from lethargy. Heinous heinz ketchup was poured down the mollycoddley David Chivo who
vociferated he was no milksop. Brenda Wong milked the cow6 for a
measley iota of fancy-free phiz. The chili in the bowl was down-trodden
and we wanted solicitude. "F, I don't want to read thirty-one and a
quarter inches," whined Bugaboo. Effie Pow waited for an A-word from
sobriquetless Raul: mumbo-jumbo.
Rebecca Bishop  •  Michael Booth  •  Martin Chester •  Paul Dayson
Mark Nielsen
No, John ,
it's a quote
Dear Tamara Shand of The
Your article entitled
"The silent scream for access
to rape relief in the November 14 Ubyssey suggests
that I, as an AMS executive,
have a problem with rape
help stickers. To the contrary, I believe that, until
rape is eradicated, there can
never be enough rape help
stickers. Please stick some
on my office door.
John Lipscomb
financial coordinator
Revere victims
of state
In his editorial of Nov.
14 Colin Maycock could not
be more wrong about the
meaning of Remembrance
Day. It is a day to remember
and revere those who made
the ultimate sacrifice so that
we can be free. The freedom
from control by those self
righteous individuals who
woul d love to dictate how we
would live, act and think
must constantly be guarded.
Thishas been the function of
our army since its creation.
A more appropriate
quotation for remembrance
day comes from Crosby,
Stills and Nash:
Find the cost of freedom
buried in the ground
Mother Earth will swallow
lay your body down
Randy Soley
Body bags not
I'm writing on behalf of Students Against the Gulf War.
We object to Canada's military involvement in the Gulf
crisis. External Affairs
Minister Joe Clark has
said:"The prospect of war
and the loss of Canadian
lives is real...There will be
thousandsof casualties...and
we should not rule out the
possibility that young Canadian Soldiers will not re-
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turn to this country but will
stay there for burial."(10/25/
90) Already, the Canadian
Armed Forces is planning to
buy 800 body bags. This, they
claim is normal procedure.
Body bags will become necessary if Canada is directly
involved in military action.
This seems likely as Joe
Clark has said Canada is
willing to use force with or
without U.N. approval. The
cost of Canada's involvement
in the Middle East will be
paid for by funds squeezed
out of social programs. According to Brian Mulroney:
"We're going to take this out
of existing expenditures."
Student Against the Gulf
War meets regularly. Everyone interested is encouraged to get involved.
Joe Reynolds
Students Against the
Gulf War
need love, too
I wonder if Matthew
Johnson, the so-called music
critic of this review, has ever
been to a non-rock concert in
his life? And if so, does he
realize the purpose behind
this benefit concert? The
purpose was to have any
volunteering music student
who would be generous with
his/her time to help put on a
benefit concert and raise
money for a great charity:
UNICEF. Thelastthingany
of these students expected,
many who are very self-conscious of being on stage and/
or have never performed in
that particular setting, was
to be publicly humiliated by
a heartless man who does
not seem to understand that
music students are not professional workingmusicians
and, hence, should not be
subjugated to such harsh
punishment as "the worst
massacring...I have ever
heard in my entire life."
And they have a music
review written in in The
Ubyssey by such an inept
critic as Matthew Johnson
is frustrating. His very first
words are: "UBC has a school
of music...". I wonder who
told him and when. His very
next sentence proves hi s lack
of musical knowledge: "It
wasnt' rock n'roll, but I liked
it." It seems to me that
Matthew Johnson was first
introduced to classical and
other genres of music that
fateful night when he had to
find the School of Music in
order to do his job as a critic.
And if that isn't enough, Mr.
Johnson ends his review
with these wonderful self-
crucifying sentences: "Apparently the music department puts on many recitals
throughout the year. Until
now, I wasn't planning on
seeing any." Apparently, Mr.
Johnson is a man with little
interest in music unless it
has a strong back-beat and
calls its performing groups
Milli Vanilli and New Kids
on the Block.
Mr. Matthew Johnson!
Ifyou are reading this, hear
me out. And keep this in
mind. Because of you, there
are now a couple of students
around campus angry, depressed and thinking of a
change in their studies because you have humiliated
them. If this was you intention, sir, I congratulate
you. You are a genius.
Neil Wong
Music 4
Come intimidate
AMS council
I am deeply saddened to
see that AMS council makes
Matthew Johnson "violently
ill". Perhaps if he would
take a few minutes to pay
attention to what was going
on, instead of just complaining about it, his health
would improve drastically.
He claims that during
Dr. Strangway's brief visit
to council he was not pressed
on issues of concern to students. Sorry, Matthew, but
I think that underfunding,
tuition hikes, racial equality
on campus, new facility
construction, the creation of
a university ombudsperson,
and control of the aquatic
center (students have about
$7 million invested in it), are
of interest to most students.
Issues Matthew suggests,
such as the secondary suite
issue, have very little to do
with Dr. Strangway and
more with Mayor Campbell.
If he was upset that Dr.
Strangway could not stay
longer to discuss the issues
in more depth, he should
blame Dr. Strangway and
not the AMS.
Matthew seems to be
unable to factually report on
other issues as well, however
I do not have space to list all
his errors here. What I can
do, however, is invite interested students to attend
AMS council meetings. To
make this easier for students
I have initiated the AMS
LIVE! program (with the
help of that
"unrepresentative" council)
which will bring council
meetings to residences and
other buildings on campus.
Our next meeting will be
Wednesday, November 21,
at 6:00 in the Totem Park
ballroom. Come on out, let
us know your concerns, and
decide for yourself if we are
"irresponsible" or not.
Jason Brett
AMS Co-Ordinator of
External Affairs
Intelligent letter
of the week
No, this isn't a letter
about John Lipscomb's
"politics". No this letter isn't
about why the GDC wants
funding even when they said
they wouldn'trequireit. This
is a letter asking you how
come Jean-Luc Pi card walks
down to the tran sporter room
instead of being transported
right off the bridge! Tell me!
Shawn Tagseth
So there
Dear John Lipscomb,
On behalf of the UBC
ski club and Maria McVicar:
"I know you are,
but what am I."
PS. We are happy that you
are happy John.
Alex Merletti
Ski club Vice Pres.
November 23,1990 A partnership in economic development
On October 25-27, 1990, an
international conference sponsored
by the University-NGO Action
Research Network was held at
UBC to examine the dominant
views of international development
and to build the basis of a new
development strategy. The conference, entitled "International
Development at the Crossroads:
An New Paradigm in the Making,"
provided a forum for people with
diverse backgrounds and perspectives of international development
to come together and start the process of institutionalizing a new
understanding in development.
A prominent view expressed
was that international development has often created more problems than it has solved, and it has
failed to alleviate any of the root
problems. The inability of previous developmenteffortstofindany
lasting solutions has institutionalized the dependency of recipient
nations on the continued support
from outside donor organizations.
Much of the development effort
has been counter-productive, leaving people more vulnerable and
less self-reliant.
The strategy ofa foreign organization imposing a development
project without any consultation
from the recipients in the selection, design or implementation of
the projectis unacceptable. By not
including the supposed beneficiaries in the development process we
have forced them to compromise
their traditions, values and beliefs
in order to conform to the imposed
order of development imported
from the industrial world.
Gender inequality has also
been a major block to the fulfillment of any true progress in development. Worldwide, women complete 66% of the work, yet, they
only receive 10% of the income,
and own 1% ofthe property. Despite the marginal position women
have been forcedinto, development
projects have largely been designed
and organized by men, for the
transfer and benefit of men in "developing" countries.
The reliance on the 'trickle-
down' effect from mega-projects
(e.g. large scale hydro-electric
dams) was also identified as a failure of past development efforts.
These projects tend to benefit the
select few who already dominate
in the "developing" countries, and
are often coupled with environmental degradation. Moreover,
these projects are often financed
with large loans, contributing to
the international debt crisis, and
they have facilitated exploitation
of "underdeveloped" regions for
their resources by multinational
A new understanding in international development must begin with an examination of our
own society, attitudes and actions.
There are continuing problems
with poverty, gender inequality,
functional illiteracy, and environmental degradation (to name but a
few) in our own country which cannot be solved with blind faith in
limitless economic growth as our
salvation. After an examination of
our limitations and our biases as
individuals and as a society, we
can assess problems together in a
PARTNERSHIP approach to development. The partnership approach will only succeed, however,
if we start with the people in need
and come to an understanding of
their values and traditions. We
must allow them to gain self-reliance through participation at every level of the planning and
implementation of the development process. Our role as an outsider should be in helping them to
assess needs, identify potential
local resources, and networking
people from different areas of expertise to come up with local solutions.
We in the "developed" world
will benefit from the partnership
by gaining different cultural perspectives and approaches to problems which we must address in our
own countries.
A new paradigm in development must start with respect for
other cultures, and build upon individual and community self-reliance to facilitate finding solutions
from within. If we are unable to
come to a new understanding then
we should follow the advice of a
conference participantfrom Belize:
"leave us the hell alone!"
George Powell
Yo Staffers...
If you want to go to the
National CUP Conference
in Abbotsford from Dec. 27
to Jan. 3, your position paper must be posted by
Monday, Nov. 26.
An (informal) election
will be held at the staff
meeting on Wednesday,
Nov. 28 (at 12:30, for those
of you who have been neglecting to attend these fascinating sessions of sociopolitical enlightenment) to
select the delegates.
Also, an Unlearning
Racism seminar will be held
at the office on Tuesday, Nov.
27 from 8 to 10 pm...so sign
Finally, if you think
you're a diplomatic, sensitive type and you've always
wanted a thanklessjob: The
Ubyssey still needs an
Ombuddy. Post yer position
paper soon...elections loom
in the very near future.
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