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The Ubyssey Oct 29, 1996

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Array Dinos
Football 'Birds
stomp on Calgary
UBC Grad Mary a Delver
makes her debut
creates cash windfall
Eating our words since 1918
Students protest across Canada
 By Sarah Schmidt
TORONTO (CUP) — Every day last week, thousands of students
from across the country demonstrated against government cuts
to post-secondary education and rising student debt
The Canadian Federation of Students' Pan-Canadian Week of
Action, which kicked off in the Prairies on Monday and ended in
Metro Toronto on Friday, translated into a full week of pressure
on the federal and provincial governments said CFS national
chairperson Brad Lavigne.
"All across Canada, tens of thousands of students learned
about and protested against the cuts to post-secondary education.
This campaign initiative has insured that our message continues
to get out to the public and governments," he said.
The week coincided with Statistics Canada's release of tuition
fee increase figures for September 1996. The average increase
for Canadian students was 11.8 percent—up 4.5 percent from
September of last year, with the highest increase in Ontario at
19.5 percent followed by Newfoundland and Labrador, at 15 percent Fees were frozen for a second straight year in BC.
"These latest increases make the Week of Action all the more
important" added Lavigne.
During the Monday rally at the provincial legislature in
Regina, a delegation of three students was invited in to meet with
the deputy minister of education as a result of a sit-in staged by
"Our delegation handed over a petition signed by over 1500
students asking for a tuition fee freeze. The students who signed
it know the leadership went to the government with their
demands," said Pam Kapoor, Saskatchewan national representative ofthe federation. "The energy levels were really high."
Over 3000 students demonstrated
in St John's, Newfoundland and
Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
The students in Newfoundland
delivered a coffin marking the death
of quality public education to the
provincial legislature. They also
brought education minister Roger
Grimes out ofthe legislature and presented him with a list of demands.
High school students in St John's
participated in the federation's campaign despite warnings that they
would be suspended if they missed
class to attend.
"[The principal] just said that anyone who is not in school gets either
detention or suspension," said John
Fowler, a student at a St John's high
school. "They just wanted to stop us
from coming."
But high school student Donald Whelan participated in the
Week of Action anyway.
"I'm just here fighting for my rights. We're going to university
in a couple of years and we don't want to be paying high prices
because we can't afford them" he said.
Students in BC took a lower-key approach to the Week of
Action. "We decided to focus on educational events rather than on
rallies," said Michael Gardiner, BC chairperson of the CFS.
"Because of the taition freeze here there isn't the awareness that
federal cuts are hurting the province."
TORONTO STUDENTS take it to the streets last Friday, varsity staff photo
There were student rallies in both Cranbrook and Nanaimo,
and information sessions and petitions were signed at other campuses across the province, Gardiner said.
After four days of action, an estimated 20,000 university and
college students, teachers, high school and elementary students,
faculty and parents attended the rally at the Ministry of Education
as pari: ofthe Metro Days of Action.
"The success of this demonstration will resonate far beyond
today. This is the first time ever in Toronto that an event has
brought together such a cross-section of the education sector,"
said Lavigne. "The bridges that have been built today will serve as
a foundation to take the fight against education cuts further." ♦
Harry Wu silenced
by poor ticket sales
Thousands condemn Harris cuts
By David Alan Barry
by Sarah Galashan
With only 11 tickets sold, Harry Wu's AMS-s]>onsored speaking engagement
■>i heduled fi ir the Vopuc Thi-alrc on November 4 is a no-go.
Hrf-juse ol an rnthus'iaslic nsjionse to initial advertising organisers
dt-adi'd tu hold the emit .it the Vogue, which houses an audience of up to
UlOU Hui dPSTiiU- Ws hijjh mtwjidtional profile, too few tickets were sold
to justify Ihf cohtof hi.s hi tun1
fills to tlie A.MSs I*riiiir:iiiis- budget meant organisers were unwilling to
risk i. j-uh',t,ii.l..iJ l'#- "Mv budgi-l has been slashpd to below the Ixwie.
Wr'rc down t.'i thr" iiwrrw now" >*ud Programs Director Pam Taigle.
A former ('h]ii*"-c' [.n.s'inri ol i i) years, Wu had since become a US riti
•uti and is pnmeiniy known h<r hu efforts to reveal injustices in Chinese
prison ramps He n-.urri.il Lo China to conduct further investigations into
hui nan nghN vmlauoiv. l.iMji.k <jtuI was consequently arrested and imprisoned in tlie >-ysTt»m hi- viutJil to expose.
Uu. aru»*t sparked iiuonid.if-Tial cciitrovtarsy, provoking President
Lluiton to reJiiM" to prut iviI wi'h l.tyChina negotiations until Wu's refease.
rtu- l«v.k of iriterrht in Wu's. Varuaouver appearance may be related to the
$ 1H student ticket pm: e Taipli* however, insisted the event was not intended to produce a profit.
In light of hib bun- speaking tour Harry Wu was unavailable for comment but auTunimg to press agmt David Welker, "He was very excited to
onme to Vanrouvn- bei jusp fifth.* limje jouixiber a? Chinese students*
'1 don 1 want to r>ay this* i« a shin k, hutii't? certainty interesting,* he said.
Whether Wu will aneppt Taigle's invitation to speak for free al the SUB
fhrafre on Nitvpmbpr 1i? airreritly ttnknown. *1nte happens to shows all
the time, but at this Icvd it shouldn't.* she w$$am&l ♦
TORONTO (CUP) - Thousands of
students, teachers, faculty and staff
gathered outside Ontario's Ministry
of Education Friday afternoon to
protest the destruction they say the
Harris government has wrought on
the province's education system.
The rally was part of the Metro
Days of Action, a week long series of
events protesting the provincial government's massive and unprecedented cuts to the province's social
People from across the city,
including members ofthe University
of Toronto community, converged
on the ministry's offices just after 1
pm organisers estimate 20,000
attended the rally.
"We are here today to fight for our
education system and protest what
the Harris government is doing to
it," said Frances Gladstone of the
Toronto Teacher's Federation.
Last November, the provincial
government cut $400 nullion from
elementary and secondary school
funding in Ontario, but said this cut
would not affect the classroom. But
Gladstone told the huge crowd this
just wasn't possible.
"It is nonsense to cut hundreds of
millions of dollars from education
funding and say it won't affect the
classroom," she said. "We are not
fools, and we won't be fooled by this
Brad Lavigne,
president of the
Canadian Federation of Students,
told the crowd that
the Ontario Tories
were harming the
province's college
and university students.
Last November
the Tories also cut
$400 million from
the province's post-
secondary education system and
allowed tuition fees to skyrocket by
an average of 20 per cent
"Canada is the student debt capital of the world, and Ontario is the
student debt capital of Canada," he
said. "Shame on the [Harris government) for legislating a generation of
Ontarians to life-long debt*
Vicki Smallman, chair of die
Canadian Federation of Students
Ontario and host ofthe rally said she
was overwhelmed by its success.
"I'm ecstatic with the turnout. It's
way beyond my expectation. My spirits are high," she said.
"Shame on the
[Harris government]
for legislating a
generation of Ontarians
to life-long debt"
Brad Levigne
cfs president
Marco Santaguida, president of
University of Toronto's Students'
Administrative Council, was similarly impressed.
"I think it was just a fabulous
day," he said. "It was great to see a lot
of people out" ♦ 2   THE UBYSSEY, OCTOBER 29, 1996
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Soccer playoffs begin: Birdmen in, women out
by Wolf Depner
The men's soccer team finished
the regular season in style, beating the Victoria Vikes 4-1 at home
on Saturday.
With the win, the first-place
Birds finished the year 9-1, and
are heavily favoured in this
Saturday's Canada West final
against those same Vikes.
While the weekend win had no
impact on tlie final standings, it
sent a loud, clear message across
the Georgia Straight.
"We are on a roll and [Victoria
is] going to have to come and
knock us off in our own park," said
UBC Head Coach Mike Mosher.
"That's going to be a difficult
The Birds dominated
Saturday's game right from the
opening whistle and outclassed the
Vikes in every aspect of the game.
Goals by Simon Daniels 15 seconds into the match and Nico Berg
in the 28th minute put UBC 2-0 at
Chris Franks then made it 3-0
in the  48th minute,  and Ken
Health Outreach Peer Education presents fair fa SUB concourse with 30
local agencies participating.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 - Friday, Nov. 1
A week dedicated to bringing awareness to campus of the evils of corporatization.  All events take place in
SUB Conversation Pit, unless otherwise noted.
Film showing of "Roger and Me".
How General Motors shut down an
entire US community. 11:OOam -
Seth Klein from the Canadian
Centre of Policy Alternatives speaks.
Film showing of "Manufacturing
Consent:   Noam   Chomsky   &   the
Media" 1:30-3:30pm.
Strain rounded out the scoring
for UBC in the 60th minute with
his seventh of the season.
UBC's only blemish came in
the 84th minute when Trong Le
scored UVic's lone goal.
Prior to Le's goal, UBC keeper
Mike Franks had not given up a
goal in over 374 minutes, more
than four complete games.
"It would have been nice to get
Mike [Franks] ihe shut-out, but
you can't have it all," said Mosher.
While tlie men's team can
look forward to playoffs,
women's head coach Dick
Mosher has only next season to
look forward to, as the women
missed the playoffs this year for
the first time ever.
"We probably underachieved
a httle bit," said Mosher. 'Our
problem was fairly obvious to
everybody, we couldn't put the
ball in the net."
He is, however, confident that
his young team can bounce back
next year.
But the Birds will have to
rebuild without veterans Lisa
Archer,   Jessica   Mann,   Nicole
An Antt-Fa*hio*i Show explaining
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Videos hi the Pit The Simpsons
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"What's wrong with McDonald's?" A talk by SCAM
(Student Coalition Against
McDonald's) member Brian Fuller will
be given, highlighting some of the
evils of the company in question.
12:30 -12:50.
McHellowe'en Protest. March to
McO's, handing out "What's Wrong
with McDonald's?" pamphlets, banner-raising, and general Hallowe'en
fun. 12:50-1:30.
McLibel Trial Info Session. Over
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Something you disagree with? Have
MIKE PENNINGTON fights off an attacker in Saturday's game, richard lam photo
Krause, Doris Bakgaard, Zoe
Adrian and Tammy Crawford.
And all showed their worth one
last time in Saturday's swan song
against the Victoria Vikes.
Archer earned the shut-out,
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Vegetarian food will be served from
12:30-2:30 in the SUB.
Noam de Plum of Guerilla Media
presents   a   workshop,   speaking
about        campaigns against
DuMaurier and corporate sponsorship of sporting and artistic events.
12.30 - 2:00.
Corporate Butt-Kisser Election
Results. Awards will be presented,
based on students' nominations
throughout the week.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Dr. Richard Spratley gives an illustrated talk on this intriguing region of
Greece, including its landscape, customs and the impact it had on the life
and works of such artists as Byron and
Edward Lear. Museum of Anthropology Theatre Gallery. 7:30pm.
while Crawford scored twice in the
first half, in the Birds' 2-0 season-
ending win.
With the victory, UBC finished
the season third in Canada West
with a 5-3-2 record. ♦
Tuesday, Oct 29 •■ Saturday, Oec 14
FeaturirtCj tarry Johnson' and the
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5:00pm, Sat 12 noon - 5:00pm.
Wednesday, Oct 30
SUB Auditorium. 12:30-1:30.
Wednesday, Oct 30
Featuring Rita Costanzi, harp.  Music
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Vegetarian lunches. Great food, very
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SUB concourse this week. 12:30 - 2 00.
Every Wednesday
Support group that provides a forum
for int'l students to discuss individual,
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of approximately $1,600 has been made available by
the late Dr. William G. Black. The topic for the essay
will be designed to attract students from all disciplines.
The competition is open to students who are enrolled
full-time at UBC and who do not already possess a
graduate degree. A single topic of general nature related to Canadian citizenship will be presented to students at the time of the competition. Duration of the
competition will be two hours. Candidates should
bring their student card for identification.
The competition will be held:
Date: Saturday, November 2,1996
Time: 10:00 AM-12 Noon
Place: Angus 110 UBC top
by Wolf Depner
The Birds' defence and rookie halfback Akbal Singh
breathed new life into UBC's hopes for a bertih in the
Canada West football final.
Corey Bymoen and the defence held the 4-3
Calgary Dinosaurs to just two points over three quarters. Meanwhile, Singh rushed for 101 yards on 22
carries and two touchdowns as UBC beat the defending Vanier Cup champions 30-18 to raise their
record to 4-3.
While the Dinos are on the brink of extinction
after finishing the season 4-4, a T-Bird win against
the lowly Manitoba Bisons will clinch UBC's first
post-season appearance since 1992. The
Saskatchewan Huskies have locked up first place.
But the Birds are not taking next week's game
against the 0-7 Bisons too lightly, especially considering they barely eked out a 17-14 win at home
against them in September.
"They've got a good team...their record doesn't
show it, but this is a tough conference," said Head
Coach Casey Smith. "I tinnk we'll have our hands
"You never know what happens there, it is a terrible place to go," said Simon Beckow, who caught
seven passes for 105 yards and one touchdown
Saturday. "But we are playing with a lot confidence
right now."
If Saturday's game was any indication, the Birds
are on a roll heading into snowy Winnipeg. Leading
10-2 at halftime, the Birds put the game away with 17
consecutive third quarter points.
Rookie Dino quarterback Darryl Leason came into
the game in the second half and engineered two
fourth-quarter scoring drives to pull Calgary within
striking range. But it was too little too late against
UBC's defence, which held Dino star running back
Chris Lewis to a season-low 56 scoreless yards rushing on 12 carries.
T-Bird        quarterback
Shawn  Olson had  an
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passed for one touchdown and completed eight
straight in the first quarter.
Even the Birds' much maligned special teams
came through as place kicker Jamie Boreham hit on
all three field goals attempts.
The highly anticipated game got off to a slow start
as both teams traded turnovers in the first quarter.
UBC opened the scoring in the second quarter when
Jamie Boreham connected on a 27-yard field goal
The Dinos replied with 28-yard field goal attempt
on the ensuing possession, but Brian Mlachak
shanked the ball to the right.
Olson then marched UBC 75 yards down the field
and concluded the eight-play scoring drive with a six
yard touchdown toss to Simon Beckow at 8:13.
Both teams went into an offensive funk late in the
first half and traded turnovers once more.
UBC came out more focussed in the second half
and pounded the Dino defensive line with seven
straight rushing plays on the halfs opening possession.
It paid off as Singh scored from ten yards out at
3:24 of third quarter. The Birds maintained the
offensive momentum and took a 24-2 lead on Singhs'
4-yard touchdown run at 6:57 of the third.
Two Jamie Boreham field goals rounded the scoring for UBC. The Birds went looking for more points
as a 30-point plus victory margin would have given
the Birds the tie-breaker against the Dinos in case
both teams finish the season 4-4.
But it was not be as the Birds allowed 16 points in
the dying stages of the game. A win in Manitoba next
week will set up a Canada West final between UBC
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Canada's Olympic
brightly over the
stars shone
Two-time 1996 bronze medalist Curtis Myden powered the
University of Calgary men's swimming team to a first place finish in
this weekend's College Cup with
three individual victories. The T-
Bird men finished second.
Silver medalist Marianne
Limpert powered the McGill womens team to a first-place finish
with two solo victories. Olympian
Sarah Evanetz won three races for
the Aqua Birds.
The Puckbirds split a two-game
road series against pre-season
favourites Alberta Golden Bears
over the weekend.
Steve Williams scored a hat-
in Friday's 5-
win while goalie Dave
Trofimenkoff stopped 44 shots.
The Birds lost a 5-4 OT heart
breaker the next night when
Alberta's Tony Esposito scored
1:40 into the extra frame.
Field Hockey
The women's field hockey team
has been awarded a wild-card spot
for this weekend's CIAU nationals
in Victoria.
There, the Birds will face
Canada West Champions Alberta
Pandas and the Ontario champion
York Yeowomen in pool play.
Toronto, Victoria and UNB are
seeded in the other pool.
The women's volleyball team
finished the week with a 3-0
record with wins over SFU (3-0),
Seattle Pacific University (3-1) and
the Victoria Pimlotts (3-2).
Their season begins November
8 in Winnipeg.
The women's team comes back
from Ontario with a 2-1 record.
UBC lost 66-64 to the Guelph
Gryphons on Friday, but bounced
back Saturday with a 65-46 victory
over the Brock Badgers. Guard
Lisa Scharf led UBC with 14 points
while JJ Rowlinson added 11
points and 12 rebounds. UBC finished with a 52-48 win over the
The men's team, meanwhile,
were 1-1 over the weekend.
They romped all over the Brock
Badgers 82-58 only to lose the
next night, 72-59 to McMaster. ♦
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• Foosbaii 738-8700 4   THE UBYSSEY, OCTOBER 29, 1996
Rocks fit under mud
Chantal Kreyiazuk —
Under These Rocks and
Stones [Columbia]
The debut album from Winnipeg
native Chantal Kreviazuk is getting enough hype from the record
label to make the opening lines
from 'God Made Me,' Kreviazuk's
first single and the CD's opening
track, sound quaintly disingenuous. In a fit of Morrisette-ish self-
consciousness, she tells us how
jaded, deluded and envious she is.., and then she goes on to write
and sing some of the most thoughtful and beautiful music this side
of the Nettwerk roster. Envious? Whatever for?
Kreviazuk's songs reflect a range of perspectives and a knack for
crossing boundaries both musical and thematic. Her classical training shines throughout the disc, especially on the evocative piano ballads 'Imaginary Friend' and 'Actions without Love,' but here it's seconded to her strong pop sensibilities. On the brisk 'Believer,' she
nimbly captures the tension between things sensual and spiritual; as
of now, the tension appears to be unresolved, but if the playful
'Disagree' is any indication, that's just fine with her. In fact, it's one
of several things that makes this album worth listening to again and
again _ peter T. Chattaway
Mudgirl - First Book [Permanent]
Disappointingly, this CD is less than 20 minutes long. One wishes it
were a bit longer since, with one exception, the songs are great! And
my irritation with 'Contact' stems mainly from an especially annoying couplet - "If they say to you / That I've gone kookoo* - which
gets repeated several times. (A bit of advice from an old hand: forsake the rhyme and just get on with it. It utterly spoils what otherwise might have been a good piece.)
This quasi-local band has pared its sound down to the basics, and
First Book is clean, driving, power pop that's made to make ya rock
on, OK! Its understated themes — always on the verge of evolving
into something else without quite getting there — create the perfect
tension to counterpoint Kim Bingham's crisp, clear vocals. Bingham
must have one of the least unlikely sets of pipes in modern pop
music; she just does not sound anything like yer average female
post-punk, post-grunge, post-hardcore chanteuse. It makes a damn
pleasant change to hear someone who can actually sing, rockin'
along to some pleasingly punky pop music. — Andy the Grate
The Asexuals - Fitzjoy [Hypnotic]
The Asexuals, a Montreal band, has its track tied to Fitzjoy. The first
thing that comes to mind, as suggested by their name, is probably a
politically oriented band taking a stab at society's sexual structures
(i.e predominandy straight) and they may even be dangerous, but
hold your horses, it's not! It's uncomplicated pop rock with little or
no opinions on sex and sexuality, and no political agenda. The songs
invoke our emotions by their experience and opinions; songs like
'Van Gogh Museum,' 'Smokey's Dinner,' 'Leaving' and Judgment
Day' are funky twists and turns on contemporary culture, social etiquettes and beliefs. It's a slammer! Just like the old proverb says, you
can't judge a book by its cover and, likewise, you can't judge a band
by its name. Pick it up and check it out. — Wah Kee Ting
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from the Dead
Since debuting in
Disposing of tiie Dead,
UBC graduate Marya
Delver finds she has little
time left for herself. But
the pay is good, and it's
nice to be working, too.
 by Martin Gordon Schobel
Disposing of the Dead
at the Waterfront Theatre
until Nov 2
Disposing of the Dead marks Marya
Delver's debut in the world of professional theatre. Since graduating from
UBC's acting program last spring, Delver
has been blessed with paycheques.
"I'm pretty lucky," she says, "because
for three months straight I'll have been
Artistic directors Wayne Specht of
Axis Theatre and Sandhano Schultze of
Pink Ink "plucked" Delver fresh out of
"A lot of artistic directors like to scout
out who's coming up," Delver says. "I got
hired because they knew me and that
seems to be the way things go. And it's
not just shmoozing. People have to trust
the people they hire, so they like to know
them. They like to know that this person
can be there."
Conceived and created by Katherine
Schlemmer, Schultze and
Specht, Disposing of the
Dead is a modern horror
story based on the 1924
Vancouver murder of Janet
After workshopping the
play for a week in both July
and August, full rehearsals
began in mid-September.
Although she is pleased
with getting work just out
of school, Delver says the
working world is hard and
sometimes consists of
twelve-hour days.
"You start at one and go
till ten, and you really miss
out on your family," she
says, adding that she found
herself so busy she missed
Thanksgiving dinner without even realising it.
But what does Delver
prefer, the stage or life? "I
like  life  a lot better,"   she
"This is one thing that I've been grappling with for about a year now. In some
respects I don't like being on stage. I
don't know if it's what I'm really good at.
I think there's probably something that I
might be better at. I'm hoping, otherwise
I'm just a normal person. I think that's
the hardest thing, when you realise that
you're not a genius."
Delver feels motivated by her work,
Cha^lf im<f f hinoc nn in Dirh
by Peggy Lee
MARYA DELVER prefers life to the stage, but the stage
seems to offer better pay. richard lam photo
however. "I don't feel like a pro, I still
feel like a kid, you know," she says. "And
I don't ever want to feel like a pro. You
can get caught up in the red tape of it.
And I hope I never do."
She smiles, then qualifies herself. "I
guess I just want to make sure that everybody knows that I don't know anything. I
haven't just made any decisions. I have
no idea what I'm doing with my life. I
guess maybe someone will be comforted
by that."
Fault Lines
at the Gateway Theatre until Nov 2
We were in complete darkness. The only sound
was a plane engine's low rumble and a theme
song bidding us to enter tlie "new frontier." Out
from the darkness tlie stage opened, revealing
the large pink exterior of a new-style "monster
home" with a miniature model of a 1950s bun
galow sitting in front of it.
Welcome to Richmond in the 1990s, Ihe setting of Betty Quan's hilarious new comedy Fault
The Chans are recent immigrants from
Hong Kong who inhabit the big "monster
house." Mason and Elvira Chan are restaurant
owners who have just reunited in Vancouver
with their teenage son Raymond (UBC grad
Daniel Chen). Sent here six years ago to study
and live with a relative, Raymond has become
quite westernised, to tlie surprise of his parents.
NexL door, the Stadts are long-time residents
of Richmond who live in a tiny bungalow.
Susan Stadt (Meredith Bain Woodward) works
as a real estate agent to support herself and
Vern, her recendy unemployed husband.
Earthquake preparations bring these two
neighbours together in a humorous exploration
of racial tensions within their community.
The theme of racial tension is brought to the
forefront when Raymond's new car is vandalised with racist graffiti. "Chink go home!" is
spray-painted in red on the shiny white
Beamer, and this blatant act of class envy and
racial hatred forces both families to reconsider
their cultural differences. "Why don't people
complain about the rich white people who live
in West Van and drive Jaguars?" Raymond asks.
What is our personal reaction or perception
to this new class of moneyed Asian immigrants? Be it Richmond, Vancouver or even
here on campus, new cars and signs of wealth
have brought about much in tlie way of racially
related prejudices.
Most successfully, Fault. Lines forces the
audience to question its point of view without
resorting to heavy handed moralising. Humour
is a frequent alternative.
Playing in Richmond itself, it is interesting
to observe audience reactions during the play. I
noticed there were definitely more light-haired
than black-haired folks in the audience. Thus
when Susan Stadt. says, pun intended, "I miss"
my old neighbourhood ... why don't we move to
White Rock?" the audience laughed sympathetically. As for myself, an earlier Hong Kong
immigrant, I found the foolishness of the Chan
parents most amusing. Prejudices between
these neighbours indeed ran both ways.
This play is both thoroughly funny and
thought provoking. The characters are well
developed and the directing, by Patrick
MacDonald, is superb. Even if some ofthe characters were stereotyped, they were recognis-
ably "real": we have all seen the overdressed
"tai-tais" from Hong Kong, tlie unemployed
handyman and met tlie competitive Asian student.
I was also glad to see included in tlie program guide an audience response survey which
asked residents to share their views on living in
Richmond. All members of tlie public were
invited to attend a meeting at the theatre on
November 25, where these issues will be further discussed.
Symphony sympathizer stunned by swirling scads of schmoozing soloist supporters
by Alison Cole
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Oct 24-25 at the Old Auditorium
The UBC Symphony Orchestra delivered a grand performance last week, making its season debut with
works by Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Tchaikovsky.
The concert opened with Felix Mendelssohn's
Overture to 'Ruy Bias,' contrasting the strong, ominous
tones ofthe brass players with the more delicate strings,
as both sections carried the music along with vigor and
momentum. In this piece, the woodwinds were almost
drowned out by the brass and strings, though at times
they could be heard filling the gaps with their own tuneful melodies.
It was a pleasure to observe conductor Jesse Read's
vibrant direction of this and the other pieces, and he
breathed life into the performance with his intensity
and endless energy.
The Mahler lieder, '5 Songs on texts by Friedrich
Riickert,' featured accomplished soprano singer Grace
Chan. The orchestra accompanied her with a wide
range of solo instrumentation, especially within the
woodwinds. The solo musicians showed good dynamic
control and it was nice to hear so much individual
sound, a rarity in the Symphony Orchestra's usually
fully-orchestrated repertoire. Chan's rich voice resonated throughout the auditorium with her expressive interpretations of Riickert's German poetry.
The concert concluded with Tchaikovsky's
'Symphony #5 in e minor.' This piece made wide use of
alternating dynamic levels and tempos, at times taking
on a 'Swan Lake'-ish feeling and inspiring whims of ice
skating. The full, even instrumentation showed off the
presence of all involved, from the lovely string pizzi-
catos to the magnificent timpani rolls. Special recognition must also be given to clarinetists liana Demers and
Querida Hills, whose bold and rich tones dominated the
entrance, acting as a driving force throughout.
Though performing to their usual high standards,
the orchestra attracted a full house, and it is an understatement to say I was shocked and baffled by this.
Accustomed to the thirty audience members the
Symphony Orchestra usually brings out, I wondered
what could have made a difference in attracting the
much larger crowd. Perhaps it was the enticement of a
solo singer, or maybe the bzzr gardens shut down early
that night.
Nevertheless, the UBC Symphony Orchestra finally
got the audience it deserves; hopefully this well-merited
enthusiasm will continue throughout the year.
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October 29, 1996 • volume 78 issue 15
Editorial Board
Coordinating Editor
Scott Hayward
Ian Gunn and Sarah O'Donnell
Peter T. Chattaway
Wolf Depner
Federico Araya Barahona
Richard Lam
Joe Clark
The Ubyssey is the official student newspaper ofthe University of British Columbia. It
is published every Tuesday and Friday by
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Alison Cole was deeply perturbed. "Oh,
doctor, I'm in trouble!" she cried. "Well,
goodness gracious me," Federico
Barahona replied, reaching for Martin
Schogel's bobbing stethoscope. Neal
Razzell wondered how often this happened. "Boom, biddy boom, biddy boom,
biddy boom, biddy boom, biddy boom,
biddy boom boom boom," a solemn
Richard Lam Intoned. Peggy Lee's initial
diagnosis ruled out Chris Nuttall-Smith's
measles, Sarah Galashan's thrombosis,
Wah Kee Ting's sleeping sickness. Todd
Silver's whooping cough and Christine
Price's inflammation. Joe Clark was glad
to hear that both of Sarah O'Donnell's
eyes were so clear, and Scott Hayward
positively swore that Nina Greco was
well. Andy Barham wondered what kind
of man Wolf Depner was to create this
allergy. A flush came to Peter T.
Chattaway's face, and Loretta Seto's
pulse began to race, and Faith Armitage's
heart went boom, biddy boom, biddy
boom, biddy boom, biddy boom, biddy
boom, biddy boom boom boom.
Canadians prove indifference is bliss
What allows us to ignore the deaths of over
half a million people?
The crisis in Central Africa has begun to
boil over once again and this time threatens
to bring Zaire into the conflict between Hutus
and Tutsis that has been devastating Burundi
and Rwanda since 1993.
Canadians may have forgotten, but in
1994 Rwanda was the stage for a bloody civil
war that took the lives of half a million people
(mostly Tutsis) and turned many thousands
more into refugees. That was an international news event and Canadian journalists
joined those from around the world to cover
the story. Soon after the major events had
taken place and the major movement of
refugees had ended, however, the spotlight
shifted and the journalists moved on.
But the conflict never ended. The mostly
Hutu refugees, fearing reprisals from the
minority Tutsis who dominate the armies of
both Rwanda and Burundi, remained in
neighbouring Zaire in overcrowded refugee
camps. Now it seems troops from Rwanda
are  crossing the border  and,  along with
Zairian Tutsis, attacking the refugees. The
Zairian government has responded with
force against the Tutsi rebels.
As the conflict grows, there is the potential
for the growing unrest that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the last several years to pass on to a new stage of horror.
UN and other relief workers have been forced
to leave the area, leaving half a million Hutu
refugees even more vulnerable to clashes
between Tutsi rebels and Zairian soldiers and
an impending food crisis. The scope for genocide, on par with the events of 1994, is frightening, and yet Canadians are largely oblivious to the danger.
Granted the situation, with its rival factions, minorities and majorities, and ever-
shifting power balance is a difficult one to
decipher, but the fact that the dramatically
escalated violence came about 15 minutes
into the CBC's Sunday Report— following the
non-story of low turn out Canadian unity rallies—suggests a deeper problem with our priorities in Canada.
Some may say that the distant problems of
Central Africa are of less relevance to
Canadians, and in terms ofthe CBC's limited
resources more difficult to cover, than events
such as poorly attended rallies in Ottawa. But
the CBC is just indicative of the attitude many
Canadians seem to have taken towards the
problems of third world countries. "We don't
have economic interests there, there aren't
any Canadians involved, so why should I
The answer is simple: hundreds of thousands of people are dying, and chances are
thousands more will die if the world doesn't
care. But we don't.
So what is it that allows us to ignore genocide? How is it that we can be relatively
unconcerned with the deaths of half a million
people? What is it that makes federalists
standing in the rain more important to us
than mothers and their children being murdered in their sleep?
It is the same thinking that allows
Canadians to conveniently forget residential
schools, Japanese internment and the racism
that exists all over Canada today. ♦
Canada Post Publications Sates Agreement Number 0732141
Selling UBC to
Two years ago I wrote a letter of
protest to then-BC Attorney-
General Colin Gabelmann about
the extensive nature of UBC
administration's corporate plans.
My letter was forwarded to former Minister of Skills, Training
and Technology, Dan Miller, who
replied that it was his "expectation" that UBC would "follow a
process that reconciles the needs
of the University with the concerns ofthe community at large."
Since Miller's expectations
have proved fatuous ones, I
would like to repeat for the community the substance of my letter:
"The David Strangway administration at the University of
British Columbia is selling off
this public campus to business
and industry; to corporate agendas and corporate commands.
"The administration has created for itself a UBC Real Estate
Corporation and a UBC
Development Office, both of them
to play roles in the incorporation
of the University. If, for example,
the senior administration wishes
to strip another piece of land or
cut down more forest, it has only
to ask permission of itself; ie, to
ask rubber-stamping from the
UBC Development Office.
Similarly, if it needs yet more
funds for its extensive applied
research plans, it has simply to
look to the UBC Real Estate
Corporation. If the public objects,
UBC administration has only to
say, in feigned helplessness: The
Real Estate Corporation is driving
us; you will have to go to them.'
"Losers in the corporate
takeover at the University of BC
are taxpayers, who not only have
no voice in University affairs, but
whose children-especially daughters-will have very minimal
access to elite technology programs now given preference in
extensive campus building.
"When a public education
institute is voted extra-legislative
privileges that guarantee its intellectual freedom, then that institution carries a moral responsibility to the voters who entrusted it.
Whether BC taxpayers know of, or
comprehend, the perfidy of university incorporation, they are
nonetheless its victims. There is
an oppressive reality in human
future determined not only by
money and business; by selection
and discrimination.
"On behalf of the taxpayer, the
BC legislature should put the
University of British Columbia
under review. The public and its
voted representatives have a
right to know of the crisis on the
Point Grey campus, where the
contradiction between ideals of
intellectual freedom and realities
of corporate development have
split the campus apart. They have
a right to know, also, ofthe events
of a 1908 University Act that has
been amended but never
changed in its basic guarantees
for nearly 90 years of BC's business expansion.
"The public needs to know
how a handful of men can sell off
their university to private companies and private interests, without ever engaging in public
process or public debate."
Nancy C. Horsman
Aits reps feel
Re: Human Rights: Why
should we care? Editorial: Oct 25
The authors of this letter
rarely agree on issues in council.
however, we have unanimously
agreed that the representation of
AMS councillors in your October
25 article "Human Rights: Why
should we care?" was a mischar-
acterization of the varying positions of council members during
the debate over the funding of
Dr. Owens Wiwa speaking
engagement. Council is not a
monolithic body and should not
be portrayed as such. The blanket statement reported in The
Ubyssey that "AMS councillors
stated that initiatives for
Vancouver's homeless should be
a top priority" is inaccurate and
unfair. This quote was an example used by a few council members during debate and should
not be portrayed as the position
of council as a whole.
We were split on this issue.
Some of us believe funding for
the Wiwa engagement was appropriate while others did not.
However, unless The Ubyssey
reflects the divisions of councillors it will never serve to inform
students and make council
Amanda Daniels, Shirin
Foroutan, Andrew Henry, Jeff
Meyers, Jason Murray
AMS Arts Reps op/fed
OCP battle and fighting tuition hikes
In the aftermath of the Official Community Plan
hearing that took place the 15th of this month at
the Hebb theatre, those of us who spoke our minds
opposing the plan can say that a decisive battle has
been won. Furthermore, we can say that the freewheeling decision making heydays of this adminibtration are
long gone. In case you missed it, the university had
plans to develop about a thud of campus with virtually
no consultation with members of the university community i.e. students, faculty and ad|acent rieighbour
hoods, just to name a few However, opponents ol Uie
plan fervently and overwhelmingly spoke out against it
giving a piece of their minds to GVRD representatives
They eloquently argued that the plan should be halted
until there is a proper governance body m place Such
body would take the role that the university's Board of
Governors has assumed until now rendering the decision making process, regarding major land development projects, a tjenjocratif one As a conscious student I am aware of the nej&jf Jbr funding Jbr the jjiture
sustainability of curiynt aEidemigiprograpis thus I do
not necessarily disagree whjthe doncepjpf developing
campus land for arMden^pprposeslI^nply disagree*
Vvimmeundemocfetic^Elyj^tof^o^CTO^e'TMan. ,
I also object t^j^s^l^nistra^^pQiy^Jiy wfljcl]
the university prematurely flfrtfiar!
income from ongoing venture#su^a *as TB^Pr^lpdl
lion funds from the South H&nptom Placerdevelop-
ment (Strangway's letter id The Ubyssey, Oct 16).
Instead of addressing and ensuring the sustainability
of existing programs by creatingja sort of rainy day
fund to cope with predicted cuts in funding, salary
increases and inflation,
lowed a philosophy of material expajjsaretllsm"?
Common sense would tell us that blforewe decide to
spend money on expansion and on building projects
a responsible post-secondary institution must safeguard the sustainability of existing programs. The
logic is fairly simple. How can the administration allocate university money i.e. the funds generated by the
UBC Real Estate Corporation to new scholarships, programs, chairs and schools when those funds are needed to keep today's faculty members teaching in our
classrooms? (Strangway's letter to the Minister of education Moe Sihota, The Ubyssey, Oct 8).
It is obvious that, faced with funding cuts, the
administration is trying to make of this an issue of
opposing interests between students' pockets and faculty jobs. However, it is wrong to think that tuition
increases ^e jtjsti.fied in order to generate badly needed funds to preserve faculty and staff positions. 1
would suggest to the administration, as a more con
slructive approach tc financial management, to look
more carefully at its various million dollar funds and
to consider Uie possibility to reallocate earnings
towards the General Purpose Opt rating funds-core
and GP0F continuing studies For instance, what is the
purpose of having an endowment with a market value
of $388 6 million (UBC Financial Statements for the
year ended March 3 1,1996) or of a billion dollars for
that matter, if the administration is not willing to support the most essential academic programs in a time
tyh§n enrollment has jracreased by over a thousand
«no|e students^
» % the administration h reluctant to find alternative
#ay« to reiallocatej.univej'sit^mon^y |o maintain the
* exishn^ac^sn^rogrfms;j|nd pfotfet faculty positions without increStjifi^»aMi&|n fees, ft may be up to
students to propose |ke necessas^efjfrms to the current financial managekient policies, buch may not be
an junrealistic stateniei|t since students are increasingly taking control d£ Uteir destinies by successfully
speaking out against 6j3*Bive development plans hke
the OCP, by protesting against provincial cuts and by
looking more criticallypt how the Strangway adrninis-
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Give Vancouver City Council a reality check.
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Elevator confusion brings $250,000 windfall
 by Chris Nuttall-Smith
The premier's office scrambled to ease concerns over campus safety last week by giv
ing $250,000 for emergency telephones in
campus elevators—but UBC's department of
Campus Planning and Development didn't
want money for elevators.
BC PREMIER Glen Clark elevated safety to a top priority at UBC last week, richard lam photo
Now the Ministry of Education will
instead use the money to fund projects
from a list of UBC safety priorities.
The windfall came after an interview
with The Ubyssey last week, in which
Premier Glen Clark was asked whether he
would unfreeze provincial funds earmarked for campus safety initiatives.
About $500,000 in UBC safety funding
was put on hold last summer when the ministry of finance froze all funding for capital
projects under one million dollars.
The Ubyssey told the premier about a
complaint raised in AMS council that a
planned second elevator in the Koerner
Library was nixed because of the capital
The premier's people called the Ministry
of Education, who called Campus Planning
and Development's Manager of Space
Administration and Planning Kathleen
Beaumont, asking about an elevator safety
problem at UBC.
'The only problem I could find that was
safely [related] with elevators was the telephone one and so that's the one I gave [the
ministry] and they said 'well the premier
has told me to fix this so you send me the
back up material and I'll send the money
on Monday," Beaumont said in an interview.
It will cost $2500 per elevator to put
phones in each of 100 elevators on campus.
But Beaumont worried that the
$250,000 for phones in campus elevators
would displace funding for 'priority* projects like installing lighting on campus and
increasing the number of free-standing
safely phones.
"Well now they're giving us money for
[elevator phones] but the tiling is we know
our priorities, we want to negotiate on our
priorities and all this politicking is giving us
money for things that we don't want,' said
Beaumont added the university had
planned on installing elevator phones gradually.
A spokesperson for the premier said
Monday some money for safety projects-
chosen from a list of UBC priority projects-
would 'definitely' be unfrozen. ♦
Koerner Library to get 2nd elevator  The Ubyssey presents...
      by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Concerns over Koerner Library's accessi-
Mity prompted the university administration to add a second elevator to the building-
'It's a disability issue and it's htaniliat-
ing if a student gets stuck on the seventh
floor and the elevator doesn't get $m& for
three days so they have to he carried
down,* said Campus Planning and
Development representative ICathleen
The $330,000 elevator will be fended
through proceeds from the cokHbeverage
exclusivity agreement with Coca-Cola and
private donations from Suzanne and Earl
Dodson. Mrs. Dodson was a long-time UBC
"Mer having the library operate for
only a very short period of time and having
the numbers of breakdowns they've been
having on the elevators so far, everybody's
just throwing meiiraims up in the air and
saying look, we have to have a second elevator," Beaumont said.
But this isn't only a disability issue, she
added. Iibraiy wsrleep use the elevators to
move books between floors.
The library's original design included
two elevators, but when tenders for the project went five million dollars over budget
the second elevator was eliminated. ♦
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