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The Ubyssey Feb 5, 1974

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Array Jordan slights Canadians
English department head Robert
Jordan admitted Monday he and
two members of his department
conducted interviews for 1974-75
UBC job openings before the
positions were advertised in
Canadian academic publications.
The interviews were held at the
modern languages association
meetings in Chicago, 111. in
December, 1973. The advertisement for an assistant
English professor appeared in the
February edition of University
Affairs, a Canadian academic
In a Jan. 24 letter to administration president Walter
Gage, and education minister
Eileen Dailly, two Carleton
University English professors
complained about the interviews
and asked if senate policy of fairly
advertising UBC job openings in
Canada to give employment opportunities to Canadians will be
Gage said Monday UBC "follows
a policy of advertising all faculty
positions in Canadian academic
When asked about the apparent
discrepancy in the date interviews
were held in Chicago and the date
the advertisement was published,
Gage would only refer the matter
to arts dean Doug Kenny.
Kenny also admitted the interviews were held but said they
were held to find "potential"
"It's our policy to always keep
alert to potential good recruits to
this faculty," he said.
Kenny said a request for the
advertisement was sent to the
publishers of University   Affairs
November 27, 1973 but the ad did
not appear until January 22, 1974.
The advertisement said the closing
date for applications was Jan. 15.
Kenny said he didn't know how this
could have happened.
Kenny said the interviews did not
constitute formal job offers. But
Jordan said he did offer the job —
to a Canadian. When this prospect
declined the job in favor of a
teaching position at a U.S.
university,   Jordan   said   he   in-
Vol LV, No. 45
48      228-2301
History students
thwart boycott
History students will try to
thwart the arts undergraduate
society's boycott of the student arts
faculty representatives elections
by nominating candidates, a
history student representative said
History student spokesman
Greig Houlden was speaking after
a lively AUS meeting which saw a
split among students present.
Houlden said he will "strongly
recommend" the history students'
union nominate two candidates
today in Buchanan Tower lounge
for the mail ballot election of
student representatives to arts
faculty meetings.
He speculated the history group,
after choosing their nominees, will
go to another AUS meeting at noon
today where, he said, "you might
see a lot of fireworks".
The proposed nominations will
directly defy the AUS executive's
decision to boycott the elections
being conducted by registrar Jack
The mail ballot election, approved by senate Dec. 12, will be
held to choose two representatives
from each of the faculty's 23
departments and two representatives from each of first and second
year. But it will be held only if
students submit nominations to the
registrar's office before  Friday.
So far Parnall says he has not
received any nominations.
Houlden said he was annoyed the
AUS executive did not notify
departmental unions before it
made its final decision.
"I believe there is a legitimate
objection to the lack of notice and
the impossibility of assembling
platforms for the upcoming
registrar-held elections," he said.
Houlden led the 12-member
opposition to the executive at the
After chairman Kim Pollock
read the motion calling for the
boycott, Houlden said, "I think
departmental unions have a good
chance of getting a wide body of
support. I don't think the AUS
should be involved in the election of
But Pollack said, "There's no
way the AUS is going to continue to
haveany chance of growth as long
as the registrar is in charge of
"The whole thing is another of a
long series of attempts to placate
students with the least the administration can give them," he
However, Houlden argued the
opposite. "Everyone seems to say
the only way they can satisfy their
objections is through the boycott.
Why do we have to be boycotting
this election. What will happen at
the next one? — and the next after
that. What do you think we are
accomplishing?" he asked the
An audience member answered
Houlden's question: "The way the
election procedure stands is
completely undemocratic. There's
no provision for recall. It's very
hard to establish some form of
"There's nothing on the mail
candidate's program. You don't
even have to present a program to
students," she said.
Houlden disagreed: "If the AUS
put up a slate of 27 candidates and
argued their cases well, would you
have a better situation?"
Houlden questioned how the AUS
could achieve anything without
having some representation, even
if through the registrar's election,
on the arts faculty.
One participant said if Houlden's
idea was followed "it means the
AUS is giving up its essential
rights." She said ultimate goals of
student parity at faculty meetings
would not be achieved simply by
following the senate's decision.
Young Socialist representative
Coreen Douglas suggested the
registrar might destroy or pad the
results illegally, since he would
count the ballots secretly. "I don't
trust them not to rig these elections. I'm afraid they're going to be
rigged," she said.
Houlden told Douglas, Stevenson
and Pollock: "You're making a big
thing out of this. You are trying'to
kick the 27 reps in the ass. I'm not
See page 8: POLLOCK
—marise savaria photo
RESIDENT SATIRIST Alan Doree gives, his carefully thought-out,
impecibly researched and terribly clever impression of the arrival of
spring. Watching in astonishment is fellow Ubyssey sportsie Ricky
Lymer. Not watching are other satirists-in-residence Vaughn Palmer
and Ryon Guedes, whose egos floated them merrily out of the picture
after they were informed CKNW is interested in putting them on tape.
terviewed another Canadian who
finally accepted the job last week.
He said the appointment to the job
of assistant English professor has
not been made official yet.
Kenny would not reveal the
name of the applicant. He said the
new assistant professor will
replace a retiring faculty member.
He also refused to identify this
person. "Some professors are a
little touchy about having their age
revealed," he said.
Both Kenny and Jordan said
Robin Mathews, one of the authors
of the letter, has singled out the
UBC English department on
charges of favoring Americans in
hiring policy. They said Mathews
has been "after" Jordan for five
"Mathews operates on the basic
assumption that only Canadians
should be considered for Canadian
universities," Jordan said. "He's a
self-appointed protector of
Jordan said the department has
other methods of contacting
prospective job applicants besides
advertising in Canadian
publications. He said he sent a
letter in December, 1973 to every
English Canadian department
chairman asking for public display
of a job opening.
He also said he sent several
letters to department heads in
Britain and the U.S. asking about
Canadian graduate students' fields
of interest.
Jordan said the department also
examines Canada Council lists of
pre-doctorate fellows that specify
their fields of interest, and then
contacts them.
Jordan said this last method
yielded the final choice.
Jordan said Mathews is conducting a campaign to organize
and make rigid the process of
employing Canadians.
"Mathews feels there are secret
connivings to solicit applications,"
he said. "Anyone could have applied for the job up to last
When contacted in Ottawa
Monday night, Mathews said the
department's methods of contacting applicants seemed fair.
"If the UBC English department
is finally making a genuine effort
to repatriate Canadians we
congratulate them," he said.
But Mathews also said a letter to
university department heads
would not help unemployed
Canadian teachers not working on
"There is a genuine reason to
make a public notice of university
jobs in academic publications," he
Kenny said he finds it hard to
believe an unemployed teacher
will not use other means of finding
out about job openings.
"He could make sure he went to
major learned conventions, wrote
to English departments and kept in
touch with his colleagues and ex-
professors," he said.
Silliness in senate continues
Senate worked its way through
the long-delayed B.C. Universities
brief Monday night, acting as a
rubber stamp in the words of one
"The senate should indeed be a
rubber stamp. We should all try to
be rubber stamps," said chemical
engineering professor Norman"
Epstein, as senate approved
tediously and with few amendments its proposals for change in
university governance.
Anatomy head Sydney Friedman
and economics professor Tony
Scott introduced a proposal for
multi-cameral senate structure
which called for a division of
senate into two groups.
"The third component of running
the university, the board of
governors, would remain as it is at
Scott said the separate bodies of
senate would represent faculty and
students and the community. He
said the proposed system would
solve problems encountered by "a
wide diversity of ideas".
Said Friedman: "The diversity
I'm concerned about is over what
questions are important and what
questions are unimportant."
He said the two bodies would
answer different questions so no
problem of overlapping interest
would exist.
"Chamber B, (the faculty sec
tion) I would predict would
specialize on questions having to
do with size, quality and
distribution of effort within the
He said the other chamber,
chamber C, would be responsible
for areas such as admissions,
appeals on academic standings,
and transfer credit. **
However most of the other
senators, including student senator
Svend Robinson, rejected the
"Increased division is completely wrong," said Robinson. "A
bicameral system is at least better
than this multi-cameral one. I'm in
favor of integration rather than
splitting. You're still going to have
the same kind of arguments."
Law dean Albert McClean
agreed with Robinson. "All
matters debated once in this senate
are going to have to be debated all
over again," he said.
McClean said he could not see
how the Scott-Friedman proposals
for joint committees or occasional
joint meetings of the two senate
components would resolve conflict.
Near the end of the debate on his
motion Friedman said: "We must
think this university is out of step
with others which have changed
their systems. I beseech you
gentlemen to think you may be
wrong." Page 2
Tuesday, February 5, 1974
As tuition increases loom
Ontario students strengthen organization
The Ontario Federation of Students
established guidelines Jan. 27 for
expanding the organization into a
well-heeled lobby group and
students' organizer at the
provincial level.
The move comes at a time when
tuition fee increases loom as a
distinct possibility.
Delegates to the two-day general
meeting at Trent University voted
to establish a nine-member staff
including four fieldworkers, two
researchers and an information
The increased staff would
establish closer ties with member
No money
The science undergraduate
society won't provide money for a
student lounge in the new wing
planned for the biological sciences
building, society president Brian
Kolthammer said Monday.
Kolthammer was responding to a
story in Friday's edition of The
Ubyssey, in which Orian Varley,
student representative on the
users' committee for the new
building, said money was available
from the SUS for the lounge.        '
"I wish it was true," said
Kolthammer. "If we had the
money we'd gladly support a
student lounge, but we have a
small budget and we're paying off
a debt of our own."
"I'm not complaining or
anything," he said. "I'd just like to
know where she (Varley) got her
councils, and work to increase
awareness of OFS activity among
Ontario's general student
It would also continue to provide
an effective student lobby at
Queen's Park, seat of the Ontario
legislature, and establish closer
ties with other provincial bodies
involved in education, trade unions
and community work.
OFS currently employs only
three people who must perform
lobbying, research and communication while working for a
constituency of more than 100,000
"We can only provide a maintenance of the status quo," complained one current staff member.
To finance the proposed expansion,  student councils will
No smoke
A Vancouver businessman is
starting a campaign to stop people
from smoking in restaurants and
other public places.
Gyula Mayer says he thinks
that for the sake of non-
smokers and children, smoking
should be restricted to cocktail
lounges and bars. Smokers can
damage theinlivers as well as their
lungs in those places without
giving unnecessary encouragement to children, he said.
Mayer said it is "immoral" to
encourage people to do anything
you know will be harmful to them.
Those interested in co-ordinating
a province-wide movement to
promote this view are encouraged
to get in touch with Mayer at 685-
Positions are now open on the
following A.M.S. Committees for
Deadline for applications is
FEBRUARY 20, 1974
All applications should be submitted to the
Executive Secretary, S.U.B. Room 246, or phone
228-3971 for further information.
Take an Interest
conduct referenda on their
respective campuses  next  term.
The referenda will ask students
to authorize a $1.50 per student
levy to be collected in addition to
regular student council fees for
OFS membership.
The University of Western Ontario will hold the first referendum
in less than three weeks. Votes will
be held later this spring at Glendon
College and Ryerson Polytechnical
The University of Toronto
student council may also hold the
vote this spring, but most other
councils plan the referenda next
Current OFS funding comes out
of student council treasuries based
on a 40 cents-per-student levy.
"During the past year we have
done several things to justify the
40-cent fee," said OFS researcher
Paul Axelrod.
"We have established valuable
files of material for student
councils. We've put out two
province wide newspapers and
we've presented a well-
documented brief to the (Ontario)
committee on university affairs.
"Unfortunately, our credibility
with the government is greater
than with the students. We must
make a concerted effort to make
OFS known to the students,"
Axelrod said.
Student councils have until the
end of the next fiscal year, March
1975, to hold the special levy
referenda on their respective
campuses. Members who do not
hold a referendum by this date will
lose their federation membership.
University of Toronto
Summer Language Programme
This summer, the University of Toronto will offer a French
Language Summer School at Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
and an English Language Seminar School at Toronto.
Government-sponsored bursaries will be offered in connection with these programmes.
University of Toronto
Division of University Extension
Continuing Education Programme
119 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A9
(416) 928-2400
The working man. The salt of the earth —with a thirst to match.
He'd tackle a ditch or a Douglas Fir, a shift in the mill or a shaft
in the mine...and a glass or three of Old Style beer when the
whistle blew. We brewed Old Style for hardworking guys like
him way-back-when. Slow, natural and full of old-time flavour.
And that's the way it still tastes today. The thirst-quenching
beer for hardworking guys. Like you.
Old lHMl£ SLOW-BREWED AND NATURALLY AGED. Tuesday, February 5, 1974
Page 3
Increased food costs cited
Residence fees going up again
Proposed room and board
changes in UBC's student
residences will probably be above
the 3.7 per cent increase suggested
by the board of governors, Steven
Mochnacki, president of the Totem
Park residence association said
Mochnacki told The Ubyssey a.
joint residence committee was set
up this year to review the pricing of
room and board at the student
-   The committee is made up of one
elected student from each of the
residences, Leslie Rohringer,
director of residences and Keith
Davies, the housing business
manager. It makes recommendations to the board of
governors which has the final
decision on fee rates.
Mochnacki said Rohringer
originally only wanted to give the
committee an advisory function
but allowed it real power eventually when residence students
insisted on it.
The proposed budget will be
brought to residence students
sometime this month. They may
delete or add to it before it is
presented to the BoG.
Most of the increase in the fee
will go to food.
The Place Vanier dietician sent a
letter to all Place Vanier residents
in September justifying an increase to pay for food.
"Bread is up 55 per cent, milk 15
per cent, coffee nine per cent,
chicken 44 per cent, hamburger 28
per cent, bacon 35.7 per cent, eggs
57 per cent, potatoes 106 per cent
and sugar 24 per cent," she wrote
in the letter.
Inter-union battle lines
drawn in schools
ST. JOHN'S (CUP) — The two
unions representing Newfoundland's civil service, the Canadian
Union of Public Employees and the
Newfoundland Association of
Public Employees are at
The issue is the 500 yocational
school instructors across the
CUPE representative, Fred
Greening, claims that individual
instructors have been approaching
his union (which represents about
3,000 Newfoundland workers) for
the past year and a half.
Recently, upon the request of
these instructors, CUPE
representatives attended meetings
where, according to Greening,
teachers decided to return to their
respective schools and discuss
joining CUPE.
But that's not the same story as
NAPE'S Fred Locking tells.
Locking claims that "only a
small minority are dissatisfied and
CUPE is promoting the whole
matter for its own benefit.
"They have approached the
instructors and not the other way
around, and in any case," continues Locking, "NAPE members
voted at a convention last May not
to join the larger union."
If the instructors do have a
legitimate gripe it is the long wait
for their contract. Their last
contract expired in March 1973 and
a new agreement wasn't finalized
and offered to the teachers for
approval until two weeks ago.
Locking cites the instructors
vacation from June to September
as the main reason for the delay.
Since the agreement coincides
with the recent talks of splitting
from NAPE, CUPE officials fear
that a vote for the new contract will
be seen as a vote for NAPE.
That's where the Canadian
Labour Congress enters the picture. Both NAPE and CUPE are
members — and the CLC law is
"Do not raid your brothers" so
CUPE has no right to interfere
with a recognized association like
CUPE argues that such
associations   are  not   bona   fide
trade unions. They are, for the
most part company dominated
associations which favour compulsory arbitration and shy away
from striking or bargaining.
CUPE also says they are not
representative because they are
not required to prove that their
membership wants them. All of
which, CUPE claims makes life
difficult for the workers.
NAPE on the other hand, views
itself as an effective union which,
in the words of Locking "can do
better on its own". To support
his claim Locking points out that
during the last sitting of the
Newfoundland assembly NAPE
gained the right to strike and is
now on the books as full fledged
Neither does Locking see any
basis in CUPE's accusation of
involuntary membership. "In 1969,
employees who had taken out
membership in NAPE (then the
Newfoundland Government
Employees Union), began paying
dues. Now anyone who comes to
work where NAPE is established
must take out membership the
.same as with any other union.
However in 1969 no one was forced
Locking forsees hardships ahead
if NAPE workers strike since they
are a small union (about 10,000)
and the fees are only $3.00 a month.
But he feels that with five full time
representatives in the province the
members can see where the money
is going and they'll manage the
problem of strike pay when it
arises. CUPE has 183,000 members
and charges a monthly fee of $2.50.
—marise savaria photo
TRIM TREES NOT HAIR. John Heady one of the erstwhile physical plant gang takes out his frustrations by
debranching a tree while wondering why his life style has turned out this way. His mother never made him do
anything like this when he was younger.
Undergrads slow on the old draw
Executive elections in most
undergrad societies are making
slow progress spokesmen for
several societies said Monday.
Elections must be completed by
Feb. 15 according to the Alma
Mater Society constitution.
An arts undergrad society
spokesman said Monday only two
nominations for AMS arts
representative have been received
so far. Elections will probably be
held Feb. 13 but the date has not
been finalized yet.
Science    undergrad    society
president Brian Kolthammer said
science nominations opened Jan.
22 but none are in yet. Nominations
will remain open until Thursday,
and the date may be extended if no
forms are received by then.
No election date has yet been set,
but elections will be held before
Feb  15, he said
Malcolm skirmishes, but where's war?
Classics head Malcolm
McGregor began preliminary
skirmishes in an undeclared war
against the arts undergraduate
society's election boycott last
Late Friday morning McGregor
admitted ripping down several
AUS posters asking students to
boycott registrar-run elections in
the arts faculty.
McGregor at first said he only
removed a poster from the classics
department notice board in
"When you put things in this hall
you ask me first," he said. "I
remove things that are not
relevant to academic activities in
this department."
time off from ripping off
However, an inspection of the
notice board showed there was an
advertisement for accomodation
wanted dated Jan. 28. McGregor
immediately removed it. Another
notice advertising a typewriter for
sale stayed.
"This is a grad student and I
allowed this," McGregor said. "I
have a soft heart."
A notice from the registrar's
office advertising the elections the
AUS is boycotting also stayed.
"This is an official notice,"
McGregor said. "It has the
blessings of senate. The operations
of the AUS are irrelevant to the
request from senate."
McGregor said he regarded the
AUS executive as a splinter group.
"The executive of the AUS is not
a democratic body representing
the students," he said. "A lot of
things that they advocate are not
the views of the majority of this
"To be democratic you would
have to have a mass meeting with
a majority of members present,"
McGregor said.
When it was pointed out that a
mass meeting is just what the AUS
wants, McGregor said the senate
has decided it would be more
democratic to have a mail vote
conducted by the registrar.
"I abide by the decision of
senate," he said. "If the decision
had gone the other way I would
also have abided by it."
An engineering undergrad
society spokesman said a new
executive will be elected sometime
next week. An all candidates
meeting will be held Monday. So
far two nominations for president
are in the spokesman said.
Three executive positions on the
agriculture undergrad society
executive have already been filled.
A new president, treasurer and
secretary were named Wednesday
by acclamation. Nominations for
remaining positions will continue
until Feb. 12.
"Not all positions are covered by
nominations yet," a society
spokesman said Monday.
Home ec executive elections will
be held Wednesday said current
president Debbie Efanoff. An
athletic rep and secretary have
been, elected by acclamation but a
new president and social chairman
will be elected Wednesday.
Elections to fill all executive
positions in the forestry undergrad
society except president will be
held Thursday. Gary Hill, forestry
3, has already been elected new
society president.
"Nominations look pretty good,"
a spokesman said Monday. "There
is at least one name in every
category." Page 4
Tuesday, February 5, 1974
Old boys club
strikes again
Job interviews.
Everybody knows what they're like. At least when you
are having one you know it, right?
Not if you want to work in the UBC English department. There are all sorts of ways you can get a job here.
English department head Robert Jordan lays them out on
page 1 today.
You see, if you happen to run into him at a "learned"
meeting of academic types and he's hot on the trail of a
prospective-underling, you just might be in luck.
In the old days department heads weren't too fussy
about where their new hirelings came from. "Old pals" (i.e.
Americans) a good department make, right? Wrong.
This is Canada and Canadians are slowly coming to the
realization that the country is not populated by incompetents.
Senate policy states UBC departments should hire
Canadians when academic qualifications are equal.
Jordan's successful applicant (he accepted the offer) is
That's wonderful. Luck, we say.
If getting a job in the English department at UBC
(formally or informally) is the consequence of an interview
before notices of the opening even appear in Canada then
somebody is being ignored.
Are hopeful applicants supposed to race to Chicago
(assuming they know of the official openings as advertised
in their departments as well as Jordan's presence there) and
present their qualifications? The crony system lives on.
Carleton university professor Robin Mathews wants
preferential treatment for Canadian academics. He is wrong.
Academic qualifications regardless of nationality should
come first.
However, one of the academic qualifications for teaching in a Canadian university is knowledge and understanding
of Canada. Having the best recommendations from any
non-Canadian university does not constitute a desirable
Canadian university professor.
If department heads are still conducting interviews for
jobs at UBC all possible Canadian applicants do not know
about, then UBC might be losing a person it can't afford to
be without.
The body politic is divided into three groups: Don't-
Changers, Improvers and Tear-Downers.
Don't-Changers are satisfied with things as they are,
Improvers work to bring about modifications in existing
structures and Tear-Downers want to rip the whole damn
thing apart and start again.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that The Ubyssey
notes classics head Malcolm McGregor's recent admission
that he has been tearing down arts undergraduate society
posters urging a boycott of dean Doug Kenny's rigged arts
faculty student representative elections.
Welcome to the club, Malcolm.
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly
commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Doug Rushton and Gord Mullin loved it. Lesley Krueger, Jake van der
Kamp and Denise Chong said it stunk. But Vaughn Palmer insisted on
airing that particular piece of sinclairish crap. "Minsk and back again, is
it?" said Mike Sasges and Larry Manuluk. "We'll minsk you." CUP and
Marise Savaria could only shade their heads and wonder why a radio
station would want to do it. Gary Coull, Sue Vohanka and Rick Lymer
agreed if the deed were ever done their chances of getting American
citizenship would be gone forever. Mark Buckshon, Ken Dodd and Robin
Burgess stood by little realizing the foul name one of the editors was about
to give the paper in the community. Yes, little did they know, and Ralph
Maurer and Alan Doree knew even less. But Ryon Guedes walked to the
centre of debate gave one puff on his Churchill stick and all talk ceased as
the debators ran for the washroom. Oh yes. There's a hockey game today
at 7:30 p.m. Be there, hah hah.
thank you
As returning officer for the Alma
Mater Society elections, I would
like to thank all those who helped
count ballots Wednesday. Unfortunately many of you did not
receive the promised Pit tokens,
but the agreement was that the
tokens would only go to those who
stayed to the bitter end, which
came at about 12:05 a.m. Thursday.
What makes this more unfortunate was that the time-
consuming task of counting
preferential was totally needless.
This system requires 24 separate
counts, encompassing about 80,000
ballots. Not once did the relative
positions in any contest change
because less than 13 per cent of the
students voted preferentially.
However, I would like to thank
all those who volunteered for the
thankless, but necessary task of
counting ballots.
Ron Dumont
commerce I
returning officer
In any election campaign voters
have the right to know everything
about a candidate which may
reflect on his or her policies,
competence or character. It is
unfortunate that before the AMS
elections last week the campaign
was so short that the past records
of only a few candidates were
examined. It was rather unfair to
the Progressive Student Alliance
that only their candidates got any
real scrutiny at all. All candidates
on every slate should have been
rigorously examined by voter and
press alike. Let's hope the AMS
doesn't allow such a mess to
happen again.
As for the issues, the "decentralization" theme of
dissatisfaction was perhaps
triggered by the Denny's affair and
Chile, which became symbols of
AMS involvement in off-campus
politics. Such matters seemed
irrelevant to many students and
made the AMS itself seem
irrelevant to them. The
progressive members of this
year's AMS executive failed to get
broad student support for their
policies, while Blankstein successfully   entrepreneured   rock
concerts, which are an escape
from reality if ever there was one.
It seems that students are
becoming totally alienated from
the society around them. What
hope is there that after they
graduate they will care any more
at all?
The AMS cannot ignore the
society and world we all live in. It
should be the conscience of the
university, which itself must
provide much more than merely
job training and a good time for a
pampered elite. Now that the
compromising demands of the
election campaign are over,
concerned students will have to
speak up very clearly on their
principles to make sure that
human values will not be lost
beneath the materialistic pablum
offered by the Students' Coalition
Steve Mochnacki
grad studies 9
Action Slate candidate
This is an open letter to
Martin Snead, written in response
to his erudite offering printed
under the title Disgust in Friday's
Ubyssey. The letter expressed his
appreciation of the Red Rag.
Dear Martin,
Thank you for your coments on
our most recent Red Rag. We're
glad to see that you now are aware
of your membership in the Alma
Mater Society and that you realize
you fund the organization.
However, we must point out a
defect in the logic which was
otherwise so skilfully deployed in
your letter. Contrary to your
fervent hopes, Martin, you do not
contribute to the publication of
the Red Rag. It is funded by fees
levied against members of the
engineering undergraduate
But don't lose heart! Plans are
being drafted in secrecy to allow
engineers to stand for election in
the arts undergraduate society.
The exact details of the proposed
takeover are not yet available, but
it is rumored that an engineer will
run for AUS treasurer and transfer
all AUS funds into the hands of the
wily redcoats!
So hold onto your bucks, Martin!
You may yet be able to pay for
your own personal copy of the Red
Hardial Humpmore
assistant editor, Reg Rag,
chief conspirator, EUS
Why not?
I am writing in reference to
Thursday's  article on  medicine.
In this article, medical dean
David Bates was quoted as saying
the only possible way of increasing
student enrolment would have
them standing in the aisles.
If this is the only thing holding it
back, why not? The fact that it is
done in Europe shows it is possible.
Medical students would be willing.
This would be logical since better
than adequate students are turned
down because of a limited number
of vacancies.
B.C. students find it difficult to
enter the medical faculties of other
universities because they mainly
cater to students from their own
province. Here at UBC the competition is ridiculous.
Perhaps undergraduate classes
could be increased in one or two
years with the knowledge that the
faculties would be available during
the third and fourth years of these
applicants training.
There should be something done
for the benefit for B.C. students.
I am merely making suggestions
and do not wish to offend anyone.
Richard Stewart
science 3
Upon browsing through the
letters section of The Ubyssey on
Jan. 2!j, my eye caught by a letter
with the caption, Car, Car. It
seems that the couple involved had
their car hit by another driver, who
subsequently left the accident
scone, unnoticed by them.
While I sympathize with their
plight, I do take exception, in this
day of women's and men's
liberation, to the fact the the
culprit was referred to in the letter
as a "man" and a "gentleman".
Seeing as the couple did not witness the accident, it seems to me a
bit presumptious to assume that
the culprit was indeed a man. It is
a well known fact there are women
drivers as well.
Tony Darling
science 4
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and, if
possible, typed. Tuesday, February 5, 1974
Page 5
Withhold resources from Yanks—Wallace
Canada, as an oil-producing
nation, is really part of the Third
World and should free itself from
American domination.
That's the thrust of a talk by
political science prof Mike Wallace
at a discussion of the global
resource crisis Thursday.
Wallace said Canadians are
"blue-eyed Arabs" in their
potential to stop resource extraction by the United States.
And since resource extraction is
the Canadian economic base, the
American dependency on
Canadian natural resources can be
used to force the U.S. to pay higher
oil prices, while at the same time
benefiting the national economy,
he said.
Wallace also said the problem
with Canadian society is unequal
distribution of wealth, which can
only be resolved by a dramatic
change in the values of the society
and by taking control of Canadian
In the following discussion,
several students suggested the
reason for the decline in industrialization within Canada is
the domination of the Canadian
economy by U.S. imperialism.
Canada must make this move
Wallace said, since industrialization   in   Canada   is
declining and the only way to
improve the economy is to insist on
higher prices.
This will be an unpopular move,
he said, since the world fondly
believes it is in the middle of an
"energy crisis". But Wallace said
the crisis is an invention of the oil
companies to jack up prices and
their profits — since American oil
stockpiles show no real shortage
They said Canada's integration
into the American empire means
that demanding high prices for raw
materials does not guarantee
political independence.
Wallace said the higher prices
charged   for   resources   do   not
by the speakers' and education
committees of the Alma Mater
Society, and the academic activities club.' Next week, history
prof Charles Humphries will speak
on "the nature of immigration and
its effect on Quebec."
Loyola students get 50% rep
Loyola University student
association recognized by the
student council can now elect
students to fill 50 per cent of the
seats on all faculty committees but
Faculty council reached this
compromise decision Jan. 24 after
students sponsoring the motion
agreed to exclude student representation on committees dealing
with faculty contract negotiations.
Council was firmly against
students on these committees.
Psychology professor Ron Lambert was outspoken in his criticism
of student participation on these
Application forms for B.C.
Government scholarships are now
available in the awards office,
Buchanan 207.
The top 17 per cent of full-time
UBC undergraduate students will
receive $200 cash rewards which
can be collected even if you don't
plan to come back to UBC next fall.
All you have to do to pick up on
this free cash is fill out a simple
form and return it to the awards
office no later than March 15.
Students currently enrolled in
graduate studies or an unclassified
category are not eligible for these
20% to 40% OFF
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committees saying, "I know of no
other profession where employees
are scrutinized the way teachers
are, and if we allow students to see
our salaries we would be violating
the rights of the faculty. Granted,
education is a special business, but
educators are already paying
through the nose for their commitments."
Before the final motion for 50 per
cent went through, an amendment
limiting representation to 30 per
cent was presented. When it failed
to be seconded economics
professor Ann Lallier, who made
the motion, accused LSA of trying
to increase their political power
through increasing student representation at the committee level.
And history professor Robert
Tittler said the onus is on the LSA
to raise the student consciousness
to ensure maximum participation.
substantially bother the owners,
who increase their profit by increasing prices.
The meeting was part of a
regular series of Friday night
discussions held on the political
economy of Canada, and organized
Gym pretest start
A Vancouver citizens' group is asking Canadians to protest the
planned participation March 23 of Canadian gymnasts in the world
trampoline championships in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sport Canada issued a statement in December, 1972 which stated,
"absolutely no federal assistance will be forthcoming for any Canadian
athlete contemplating participation in international events hosted by
South Africa."
But the Southern African action coalition claims the Canadian
Gymnastic Federation received a total of $63,519 in public funds from
Sports Canada in the last year.
The coalition says that if the Gymnastics Federation participates in
the competition. South Africa will be able to boast of Canada's participation and the Gymnastic Federation will be using public funds to
misrepresent Canada's public opinion and foreign policy.
The Canadian trials for the trampoline championships will be held in
Winnipeg Feb. 9 and 10 and British Columbian athletes are expected to
make up most of the Canadian team.
Concerned individuals and groups have been asked by the coalition to
send letters of protest to A. E. Ritchie, undersecretary of state for
external affairs. The Southern Africa action coalition meets Monday
nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Canadian Memorial United Church and can be
contacted at 736-9515
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Tuesday, February 5, 1974
Hot flashes
Drama contest
now open
The British Columbia Drama
Association is offering $500 in
prize money to Canadian
playwrights and theatre groups in
an original play competition.
Community theatre groups
throughout B.C. are looking for,
new plays to perform for the
BCDA zone festivals.
Awards are offered in the
following categories: playwright,
producer, stage production and
author of an original script.
For further information
contact Mien van Heek, BCDA
original play competition, 1261
Keith Road, West Vancouver or
phone 926-1519.
Do you have lumbago, watusi,
spinal dislocation or split shoulder
If so Vancouver General
Hospital student nurses can help
with a backrub in SUB every day
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Money is for the nurses
graduation this spring.
If you have any back ailment, a
three-minute rub will do the trick
and even if you're suffering it
feels good. Rubs can be found in
the southeast corner of SUB.
Latin America
The women's office is
presenting a lecture by Blanca
Muratorio of the anthropology-
sociology department "on women
in Latin America" 7:30 p.m. today in the SUB ballroom. The
lecture will give a critical analysis
of Latin American women's literature and the status of women in
Latin American society.
For information call the
women's office, SUB 230 or
'Tween classes
Pray    and    share,    noon,   Lutheran
campus centre.
Group  meditation, noon, SUB 213.
Dr.   P.   Kinahan   speaking   on   the
diagnosis   of   heart   disease,    noon,
IRC 1.
Steering committee meeting, noon,
SUS office, Hut 0-7.
Last    ski    film    of   the   year,    "Jet
Austria," noon IH 402.
Film,    Godspell,   3:30    p.m.,    7:00
p.m.,   9:00  p.m.,  SUB  Auditorium.
Conrad    Harward   on    relationships
between obedience and free agency,
noon, Angus 404.
Speaker from school of social work:
information    on    admissions,    noon
SUB 113.
Meeting, noon, SUB 213.
Evening tour of Clyde Dental Clinic
(demonstration   and   participation),
7:30    p.m.   659   Clyde   Ave.,   West
Open meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
Car     Solperg     on     the     Argentine
economic  crisis and the emergence
of    Peron,    8:00    p.m.,    Buchanan
Jim Strathdee in concert 3:30 p.m.
SUB gallery.
The thousand year walk, 12:45 p.m.
and 1:30 p.m., SUB auditorium.
Film, safety at sea, and information
on carnival regatta, noon, SUB 205.
General      meeting,      election      of
scribe/treasurer,    8:00    p.m..    Jolly
General meeting, noon SUB 115.
Faculty recital, university chamber
players, guest, Gaspar
Charel Ii-violist, noon, music
building recital hall.
Film, Son of Man, noon, 3:30 p.m.,
7:00   p.m.,  9:00   p.m.  Totem  park
Interdisciplinary film seminar, film
number four of the Netsilik Eskimo
series, at the caribou crossing, and
stalking seal on spring ice, noon IRC
Cathy Iverson Dance Troupe, noon,
SUB gallery.
Lands talk
A forum on the future of the
University Endowment Lands will
be held Wednesday by the citizens
council on civic development at 8
p.m. in the auditorium of the
public library Robson and
Panel members are: Vancouver
Aid. Bill Gibson: Wally Ross,
chairman of the Greater
Vancouver Regional District's
residential living policy committee
and Bowie Keefer, of the
endowment lands regional park
Science grads
The science graduating class
has bought 300 tickets to the Pit
Saturday night for students in
science 4. Those who qualify can
dance to Chant and of course
discuss what to do with the grad
class funds. Tickets can be picked
up 1 p.m. Thursday in math 100.
No, No, Nanette"
Feb. 6 to 9, Feb. 13 to 16
U.B.C. Old Auditorium
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $3.00 & $3.50
Feb. 11-12-8:30 p.m.       Feb. 14-12:30 p.m.
No Reserved Seats So Come Early!
Blood Donor Clinic
S.U.B. - 207, 209, 211
9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Trophy to
the faculty with the best turnout
AGAPE   life   meeting,   7:30   p.m.,
3883 West Fourteenth.
The NDP government, Bremer and
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Thursday, Feb. 7
S.U.B. Auditorium: 12:30 & 3:30
Totem Park: 7:00 & 9:00
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Page 7
—greg osadchuk photo
PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW. UBC sailing club hosted regatta Saturday and Sunday. Flying Juniors are
rounding buoy off Kitsilano Beach. The ultimate outcome was a one, two, three finish mainly due to the fact
only UBC boats were involved in this race.
What has hockey
built in Quebec?
McGill Daily
"Hockey has been one of the most positive building
blocks of French Canadian life," the old story goes.
"It has brought them fame and fortune, given them
heroes to identify with, has thereby helped to unite
the French as a people and probably intensified the
pressure toward Quebec separatism in the process."
The Montreal Canadians, for decades the main
focus of this rabid French nationalism, have always
been owned by Anglophone Canadians. Try as they
might, few Quebecois could ever mistake such men
as Senator Hartland Molson or Seagram's Sam
Bronfman of being French patriots. Moreover,
although the Montreal team has been totally
dominated over the years by its Francophone Hockey
heroes, the team still goes by the name 'Canadians'
(in French ads, 'Canadiens'), not 'Quebecois'.
Then too the word 'national' in the title National
Hockey League has never been entirely clear even to
English Canadians, since the league is about five-
sixths owned by U.S. millionaires and plays five
sixths of its games in American cities. However,
French Canadians can supposedly rejoice that the
league headquarters has always been in Montreal.
Obvious reasons for this are that many of the top
hockey gladiators have always been French, and the
almost wholly Canadian labor pool for the NHL's
shows is is easier to control out of a Canadian head
office. But most important, according to league
commissioner Clarence Campbell, a Canadian city
provides what he calls a "hospitable climate". This
includes, as the patriotically explained, protection
from "harassment in the U.S. by various types of
Congressional or legislative investigations and so
on." The words "so on," according to the Last Post's
Nick Auf der Maur, "refers to U.S. anti-trust laws
which forbid monopolies".
Furthermore, as one looks at the top personnel of
the Canadian extensions of the NHL, one sees an
English Canadian commissioner, English Canadian
owners, and even an English Canadian head of the
players' association (the president of the Ontario
Tory party, no less!) The French might be forgiven
if, in the light of these facts, they saw their players as
part of a new kind of plantation system. American
and English Canadian owners at the top and their
French hockey heroes at the bottom.
Nevertheless, you say, some of those French
Canadian hockey slaves have managed to make
themselves a lot of bread. (This applies also to their
English Canadian owners, who have not only made
far more bread, but have sustained far fewer injuries.) While a few hundred French Canadian
players have managed to make themselves
sometimes quite healthy livings out of pro hockey, if
one looks at the balance of payments as a whole in
Montreal, over the past two decades approximately
$10,000,000 has been transferred out of the pockets of
French Canadian fans and into the pockets of the
Molsons and Bronfmans.
But at least it gives them something to look up to,
you say? And, it's quite true, that all around Montreal, and Quebec generally, there are literally
hundreds of thousands of French kids beating each
other up to climb the golden ladder that leads to a pro
hockey career. The problem is that, at best, only a
few hundred will ever make it. For every one who
does make it, perhaps 10,000 others will have pretty
much wasted their time and often neglected their
educations chasing an unreachable dream,
Anyway, those who don't make it can become good
hockey fans, cheering on their Francophone heroes.
Though pro hockey may have provided an arena in
which the French fans could vicariously act out their
aggressions against English Canadians by cheering
on "their side" and booing les Anglais, it certainly did
nothing to deal with the actual grievances that caused
such aggressions.
Indeed the average French hockey fan wastes so
much time and energy worrying about the exploits of
his heroes that he has little time to deal with his own
exploitation in his own factory and community.
Hence, the gladiator matches of modern professional
hockey have become basically a new kind of bread
and circuses for the French working.population (and
the English one too).
It is indeed remarkable how thoroughly and efficiently the French Canadian population has been
channelled into hockey,a sport where aspiring
professional cattle are bought up for life in their mid-
teens and where few, if any, manage to get a
university education. One sees few, if any, French
Canadians in pro football, a sport requiring a four-
year apprenticeship on the university farm team.
One also sees few, if any, French Canadians in the
Olympic sports (track and field, swimming, etc.) and
one wonders what Montreal's Francophone
population will be getting for their money in Mayor
Drapeau's version of the 1976 Games.
Paul Hoch, a humanities lecturer at Dawson
College, is the author of Rip Off the Big Game, a
study of the political and social aspects of sport..
Hindmarch right
about Dinosaurs
UBC coach Bob Hindmarch was
right about the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs.
Earlier this season Hindmarch
said Calgary was probably the best
hockey team in Canada West. The
Dinos showed it is more than a
probability, running their first
place record to 12-3 with 5-2 and 6-4
wins against the Thunderbirds
Friday and Saturday night at the
winter sports centre.
The flightless Birds are now 7-7
in third place, two points behind
the University of Alberta Golden
The Birds have struggled since
returning from their China trip. On
a three-game losing streak, UBC
has dropped five out of their last
seven and were completely outclassed by Calgary.
The Dinos' passing was sharp
and they consistently beat the
Birds to the puck Saturday, run
ning up a 3-0 second period lead
before Chuck Carignan and Yoshio
Hoshino put UBC on the board.
Keith Tindle in the second and
Rich Longpre in the third kept UBC
close, but it wasn't enough.
Whenever Calgary had to score
they did. Dale Eloschuk made it 4-2
Dinos in the second. Rick Hindmarch and Tom Yates, with his
second, finished Calgary's scoring.
Other U of C snipers were Jim
Setters and Darrell Goss.
Yoshio Hoshino and Bob Sperling
scored for the Birds in the third
period Friday, spoiling Calgary
goalie Mike Priestner's bid for a
The Birds last four games of the
year are with the University of
Alberta Golden Bears and will
decide second place, the last
playoff berth.
The first two gaihes of the series
are in Edmonton Friday and
Second slips by Birds
For 24 hours, between Friday
and Saturday night, UBC Thunderbirds achieved what they had
been striving for all season: to be
in second place.
They had to beat the University
of Victoria Vikings to tie the Island
team in Canada West University
Athletic Association standings with
identical 8-5 records. What they
had to do to do in order to gain sole
position of the last playoff spot was
to beat the Vikings again on
Saturday night.
But they didn't.
As a result, they are in exactly
the same situation as they were
going into the series, two points
behind the Vikings — with one
large difference!   Now they only
UBC gymnasts took a dual meet
from Eastern Washington State
University last Saturday, winning
six of seven matches.
Maurice Williams finished first
in the floor exercise, still rings,
horizontal bar and won the all-
round title. Gordon Mackie placed
first in the pommel horse, parallel
bars and tied for first on horizontal
bar. Mackie also took second place
in the all-round title.
Other outstanding performances
were turned in by assistant-coach
Wally Brochardt, Charles Nash
and Larry Landers.
Next Saturday UBC hosts
Portland State in a dual meet at 2
p.m. at the Thundarbird complex,
the second building to the right of
winter sports centre.
have six games left, instead of
Two of them are against the
practically-invincible University
of Alberta.
What's worse, the University of
Calgary won both games against
the University of Lethbridge to pull
within two points of the Birds.
Thus, there are three clubs fighting
for that last playoff spot: Victoria,
with a 9-5 record, the Birds (8-6)
and the Calgary Dinosaurs (7-7).
One of those last two teams will
almost certainly be out of the
running after next weekend as the
Dinos play the Birds Friday and
Saturday night at UBC.
Meanwhile, the University of
Alberta Golden Bears have all but
sewn up first place by sweeping a
series of against the hapless
University of Saskatchewan to
improve their record to 13-1.
UBC Thunderettes split a pair of
games in Victoria against the
Vikettes to remain tied in first
place with the University of
Saskatchewan (Saskatoon).
The team dropped the first of the
CWUAA (Canada West University
Athletic Asspciation) matches on
Friday by two points, 48-50.
Saturday the tables were turned
as the Thunderettes swept by
Victoria 60-39.
UBC hosts the University of
Calgary Feb. 8 and 9 in the War
Memorial gym.
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Tuesday, February 5, 1974
More reps than UBC
SFU geography gets parity
Geography students at Simon
Fraser University are better
represented than students in any
other department of SFU or UBC.
Alan Pattison, a steering committee member for the geography
students' union, told The Ubyssey
Monday the union is the best
organized and represented in all
the departments.
"This was achieved through the
efforts of the students, as well as a
sympathetic department chairman, Michael Eliot-Hurst,"
Pattison said. "We have parity on
nine committees in the department, including two of the most
important ones."
"The experimental department
policy committee, which examines
new proposals for changes of
policy in the geography department, consists of five professors,
the department chairman, two
graduate students, and three
undergraduate students, and is the
final stage for ratification of
proposals before submitting them
to the senate," he said.
"The next most important is the
undergraduate studies committee," he said. "Here again, the
committee consists of five
professors, the chairman and five
students, although they are all
"Also, for the first time, we have
parity representation on the
departmental tenure committee.
Eliot-Hurst told us a month ago we
could have parity which we now
But Pattison said the students
are not represented on the budget
Calgary U
sociology wins
CALGARY (CUP) — Sociology
students at the University of
Calgary have won parity on all
department committees but will
have no vote on committees
dealing with tenure, appointment,
promotions and increments.
The students began a campaign
for parity last November, circulating a petition supporting
student parity on committees
which received signatures of 80 per
cent of all sociology students.
From that, an ad hoc committee
was formed to present a list of
recommendations to the department for parity — which were later
Student representation on
committees is equally divided
between undergraduate and
graduate students. All sociology
students are now also free to attend
several department meetings,
though only seven student representatives can vote while 23 faculty
are enfranchised.
Within the department meetings,
student representatives are not
allowed to vote on matters pertaining to the evaluation of individual students or faculty.
"We think this is fair," he said.
"After all, the budget committee
does not directly affect the
Pattison said the most important
project GSU is currently involved
in is an upper levels review of third
and fourth year courses.
"The committee is devoted to
reviewing the aims and purposes of
these courses," he said.
"Traditionally the department has
been geared toward cultural
geography as its major sphere of
influence, so, to set up new courses
and reconstitute old ones, these
goals have to be followed."
The committee will .make an
across-the-table request for
suggestions on new courses, he
"This will be an external
departmental review," Pattison
said. "The students will be working
side by side with the professors up
to the final ratification before
submitting the suggestions to the
Ph.D.s not starving
Ontario report shows
OTTAWA (CUP) — Reports of unemployment among Ph.D.
graduates are totally untrue according to a report prepared for the
Ontario Universities Council by councillor W. A. Preston.
The report shows 96 per cent of Ph.D's had jobs when they
—marise savaria photo
WAITING FOR BLOOD is Red Cross worker Linda Turnacliff. She
says turnout for the blood drive has been very poor for the week the
clinic has been open in SUB 207-209. But she and other Red Cross
people will be waiting for more students through this week. Upstairs
in SUB, down the hall from the old Pit.
While the report says unemployment is low among Ph.D's, it
does not analyze how many of them
were forced to take jobs outside
permanent university teaching and
research, the traditional stomping
grounds of the Ph.D.
Two years ago there were no
Ph.D's teaching in community
colleges while there are 56 that
went to them this year. The report
gave no figures on Ph.D.'s
teaching high school although it
admitted there are some.
The percentage of graduates
going into university teaching has
dropped over 20 per cent since the
boom in Ph.D.'s began in the late
At the same time a number of
universities have begun hiring
instructors on a term basis. These
people are paid at much lower
rates than regular academic staff
and again with no job security
beyond the end of the term.
A quarter of the '73 graduates
have jobs as research fellows.
Research fellowships are short
term, low-paying jobs doing
research into a particular
problem. At the end of the period
the person is again on the job
market, although with some experience.
The problems are greatest in
the humanities where the unemployment rate is twice the general
average, and 8 per cent of the
graduates took jobs with community colleges.
The one area of employment
that is booming is among
graduates in the behavioral
sciences. Government employment of them has doubled in
the past year; industrial employment went up five times in the
past year, said the report.
Pollock's boycott motion fails
From page 1
really hung up on Kenny sitting up
some night and stuffing the ballot
Near the meeting's end, Pollock
attempted to push forward the vote
to ratify the AUS executive's
decision. However, a vote on
whether to put Pollock's motion to
final vote showed about one-third
of the audience favored further
debate. After five minutes additional debate, another motion
was put forward by Pollock to end
debate and ratify his motion.
However, in the five minutes,
several audience members
changed their minds. Pollock's
final   motion   was   rejected   by
everyone    except    the
Socialists' representatives.
The second AUS meeting will be
held noon Tuesday in Buchanan 100
to reach a final decision on
Pollock's motion.
The History Students'
Association will meet at the same
time in the twelfth floor Buchanan
tower lounge.
UBC flacks
deny sex
survey real
Several Greater Vancouver
residents contacted UBC officials
last week complaining about
supposed UBC students requesting
personal information for a "sex
According to Myers some of the
people complaining said the
requests for the survey came from
students purporting to be from The
"It could just be a bit of confusion," he said. "They might have
put the word "the" in front of UBC
and not meant the paper."
Staffers on the paper deny
having anything to do with the
The recipients of the calls have
complained intimate sexual
questions were asked of them, UBC
information officer Arnie Myers
said Monday.
The Ubyssey contacted the
RCMP, the Vancouver city police
and the B.C. Telephone investigation department but none of
them had received complaints.
When Myers was asked if he
could give The Ubyssey any names
of the participants of the survey, he
said he couldn't.
"These people have been subjected to embarrassing questions
already and I don't think they
should be subjected to it any
more," he said.
No certificate of approval has
been given for research into sex
studies by any department to date,
he said. The faculty policy on
procedures in research involving
human subjects states that all
studies must be approved by a
faculty committee and be acceptable on ethical and moral
Several departments were asked
if they had approved any sex
studies, but none had.
Anyone having information on
this incident is asked to contact
information services at 228-3131.
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or outdated, and that evolution violates basic scientific laws.
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Send for your free copy.
Write to:
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More than half the available tickets have already been sold.
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