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Look ma,
no hands
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, February 25,1991
Vol 73, No 39
Recession may
mean less women
at university
Reaching for the rim. UBC's Dereck Christiansen reaches for the ball in vain. Christiansen was instrumental
in the Thunderbirds' Canada West semi-final victory over the University of Lethbridge last weekend. The
'Birds will host the UVic Vikings this weekend for the finals. davio sweet tatt loh photo
Non-Native professors
dominate Native studies
by Matthew Lawrence
shortage of native professors, native studies programs at Brandon
University and at Saskatchewan
Indian Federated College are
dominated by non-native professors.
The number of native professors available is small in relation
to the number of students applying for courses, said David Miller,
the non-native head of SIFC's Indian Studies program.
"We have a tremendous
shortage of Indian people with
graduate degrees and it's making
it difficult to staff programs and to
meet academic standards for most
faculties," he said.
Most of professors are not of
aboriginal descent at SIFC, where
90 per cent ofthe 1,100 students
are native.
Brandon's Native Studies
program is also taught primarily
by non-natives.
The shortage has created some
problems, according to Brian
Scribe, president of the campus'
Native Students Association.
"Some students feel that some
professors were more biased towards native issues. I think a
presentation coming from a native
person would be a little different."
Scribe said that native professors shouldbeteachingcourses,
especially those dealing with native history.
"In terms of more historical
stuff, I'd like to see a native professor do that," he said.
But professor Sam Corrigan,
head ofthe department, said the
lack of native teachers in the program hasn't been a problem for
"Do you insist that everyone
who teaches English be from England and everyone who teaches
Far East Studies be from the Far
East?" said Corrigan.
According to Dr. Paul Voorhi s,
a language professor in the Native
Studies program at Brandon, bias
is inevitable. He said there are
advantages and disadvantages to
having a non-native professor.
"It might be an advantage to
have experienced a native culture
from the inside as a member of it
because it might give insights and
understandings that would be
harder come by. At the same time
it might obscure some understandings simply because you're
too close to it," Voorhis said.
Professor Chartrand, past
department head at the University
of Manitoba's Native Studies program, said an ideal program would
have a majority of native professors.
"Aboriginal people are able to
provide that perspective and more
likely to reflect the aboriginal
Chartrand also said that aboriginal teachers can, through their
passion and sensitivity, more accurately provide a true account of
aboriginal history.
by Heidi Modro
Canadian economy plunging into
arecession, more andmore women
will be forced to study part-time,
the Canadian Federation of Students says.
Already 60 per cent of part-
time Canadian students are
women and that percentage will
probably rise as female students
lose their jobs and find it harder to
find work, said Caryn Duncan, a
CFS researcher.
"More women study part-time
because they can't afford the costs
of a full-time education," Duncan
sai d. "The recession is coming along
and is already worsening women's
poor financial situation."
Duncan said women have so
far been harder hit by the recession
than men.
"Women in general tend to
hold lower paying service-oriented
jobs that are the first to be axed
when there are hard times,"
Duncan said. "The situation is no
different for female students. On
average, female students earn less
than men and have less secure
Statistics Canada reports that
out of 192,016 part-time students
in 1983, 97,000 were women. By
1989, the number of women
studying part-time had jumped to
170,500—representing 65 per cent
of the total part-time student
More women have to study
part-time because they face more
financial difficulties than men,
Duncan said.
CFS is conducting a study to
find out exactly how much less
women students earn in summer
jobs than men.
"Preliminary results show that
women generally earn less money
during the summer and have to
necessarily make up for any shortfall by working more part-time
hours in the fall," she said.
In summer jobs created
through the federally-funded
Summer Employment/Experience
Development program, women do
not fare as well as men. In 1989,
women earned 50 cents less per
hour than men in SEED jobs, according to a CFS report.
There are more women
studying part-time because many
have children and are saddled with
childcare responsibilities, said
Denise Louvain, a part-time social
work professor at the Universite
de Montreal.
"Most universities have very
bad childcare facilities," Louvain
said. "If you have a child and want
to study full-time itis very difficult
to find someone to take care of that
child. Usually the woman will just
choose to stay home with the child
and try to work out something with
her husband, relative or friend so
she can attend classes at least some
ofthe time."
The problem is even more
acute for single mothers who not
only have to find childcare but also
have to hold down a part-time job
because Quebec's loans and grants
program is not adequate.
"Over the past decade, we've
noticed that more single women
with children are going back to
school," Louvain said.
"But the province's loans and
bursaries system barely lifts a
woman and her child above the
poverty line. I know a case of one
single mother for whom it tool:
eight years to get her bachelor's
because she had to hold down a
full-time job as a secretary in order
to live comfortably with her child."
Essay prize established
in memory of student
by Catherine Lu
An essay prize is being
established in memory of a
UBC Arts student who died
suddenly last October 30th.
Carolyn Atwell, 21, was
enrolled in the political science honours program' and
was actively involved in the
International Relations Students Association as an editor
of FJartager, the club's stu-
dentjournal of foreign affairs.
Her main academic interest
was in the social and political
development of Third World
During the lastmonths of
her life, Atwell was suffering
from severe epilepsy.
The essay prize of $100
will be awarded annually to
the best undergraduate essay
submitted dealing with issues
concerning developing nations. \
The prizes will be awarded
from a $2,000 fund for which
money still needs to be collected. The fund must be
complete by next January.
Cheques should be made
payable to the UBC Development Office, at 6253 N.W.
Marine Drive, Mary Bollert
Hall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T
2A7, and marked for the
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February 26,1991 No taxes for
the military
by Matthew Johnson
8.6 per cent of your tax dollars are being used to directly
fund the military.
This money could be better
spent elsewhere, according to
Edith Adamson, president of
Conscience Canada.
Conscience Canada, a
Victoria based non-profit orga-
nization fighting military
spending, has set up the Peace
Tax Fund in Trust—a fund for
people who oppose military
"We want our money to
work for peace. We aren't being
negative about this — we want
our money to go to alternatives
for peace [other than military
actions]," Adamson said.
The trust fund consists of
funds withheld from federal
taxes. A person who owes taxes
after filling out his/her form
calculates 8.6 per cent of their
federal taxes owed, then deducts the amount from their
total balance. The deducted
amount is sent to the trust
fund, and the rest to Revenue
According to Adamson, a
copy of the cheque and an explanation letter should also be
sent to federal finance minister Michael Wilson.
It will take a change in
policy before the organization's
belief in the right to oppose
funding the military and military development will be recognized legally, Adamson said.
Currently, the trust fund
and  the   act  of withholding
taxes is illegal, although
Adamson said, "We feel what
we do is legal under the constitution [of Canada]."
Revenue Canada in Surrey
could not be reached for comment prior to press time.
The figure of 8.6 per cent
the organization uses is derived
from the public accounts figures of federal expenditures,
Adamson said. It takes into
account the military budget, as
well as the budgets of other
"related" federal departments
such as Atomic Energy Canada,
CSIS, the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion
(which the group claims funds
weapons development research), and other federal
"For 1989-90 the total
amount is around 12 billion,
but that won't reflect the
spending for the gulf war,"
Adamson said.
The fund currently holds
approximately $133,000, but
fluctuates because all trustees
are free to withdraw their funds
because, as Adamson puts it,
"the trust account could be
raided by revenue Canada at
any time."
"[The fund is] in opposition
to killing. We don't believe in
killing. We don't see any difference between killing in
Canada, which is illegal, and
killing someone in another
country," Adamson said.
"It seems when we get outside of our own country, we
forget the rules."
Forum wants
student input
by Johanna Wickie
Students across the country will soon be able to voice
their opinions on the mosaic of
problems facing Canada's
youth through the Students'
Forum on Canadian Unity.
The Forum will embark on
a three week tour of universities and colleges in western
Canada this week, seeking input from students on the future
ofthe nation.
Initially, the forum was
comprised of a few students
from the University of Ottawa
and Carleton University who
saw a glaring need for input
from youth on the newly created Citizen's Forum, headed
by Keith Spicer.
Once they went public with
their concerns about the lack
of youth representation, the
Citizen's Forum appointed both
a Youth Liaison Officer and a
Student Liaison Officer to address these issues nationally.
They soon realized, however,
that their mandate could extend further.
"We all had a concern with
the lack of youth representation—maybe it was time we
took action on our own," Students' Forum chair Paul
Huston said.
Although response from
the Citizen's Forum has been
mixed and some have been
"rather reluctant" to support
the students, according to
Huston, universities and colleges nationally have been encouraging.
Running on a slim budget
of $2,000, Huston is using his
apartment as the Students'
Forum office, and various other
expenses such as travel and
accommodation are being
handled on shoe-string funding.
By driving and staying
with friends and relatives they
will be able to, "get the job done
we wanted to do, namely talk
to students across the country."
Once the road trip is completed, the Forum members
will compile the information
and make presentations to the
Ontario Government Constitution Committee, the Citizen's
Forum, the House of Commons
and Senate Commission on
Constitutional Reform and the
media. The report will also be
distributed to post-secondary
institutions nationally.
The Students' Forum will
be at UBC on March 4 at 12:30
in SUB. Huston and the Students' Forum are hoping for a
large turnout that will, "spark
debate among Canada's youth
on the problems facing the nation."
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Free colleges face fees
MONTREAL, (CUP>-College students may be the next victims of
the Quebec government's drive to
cut education spending and balance the province's books.
Higher education minister
Lucienne Robillard said February
21 that the province is considering
charging tuition fees to students
in CEGEPs, free community colleges set up in 1969 to make post-
secondary education more accessible in the province.
The Liberal government recently hiked tuition fees, which
had been frozen at about $550 for
over 20 years.
No final decision has been
made yet, Robillard said, but imposing fees is being discussed to
help lower the province's deficit.
"All the possibilities are on
the table. Right now in Quebec we
have to make new choices," she
Student leaders were shocked
by the minister's comments—and
some are already talking about
possible strike action.
"No one thought they'd have
the nerve to do something like this
one year after university fees were
doubled," said Annie Binet, a
spokesperson for CEGEP de
Rosemont's student council.
Students might take to the
streets in a strike to fight fees,
Binet said.
"I'm sure there's going to be a
lot of opposition because a lot of
students might have to quit school
if there are any fees."
Although students aren't
charged tuition fees, they do pay
incidental and activity fees. On
average they spend about $400 a
year, including textbooks, according to a study released February
20 by the Confederation des
Syndicats Nationaux (CSN), a
union representing many college
Jean Charest, a CSN spokesperson, said imposing fees would
effectively shut the education door
on many students.
"It's going to be a disaster and
it's going to reverse all ofthe efforts
that have been made for the past
20 years to raise the education
level of Quebec youth," Charest
But he isn't surprised the
government is considering fees.
College budgets have been cut
by over $120 million to make up for
money lost because of decreases in
federal transfer payments since
1980, according to the CSN study.
"CEGEPs have to make up for
those cutbacks somehow,"Charest
said. "They can't cut services anymore because they've already cut
rightinto the bone. They can't turn
to the government anymore because it keeps turning them down,
so they have to turn to students."
Federal finance minister
Michael Wilson has already hinted
transfer payments—money the
provinces use to pay for health,
education and social services—may
be slashed again when he hands
down his next budget February 26.
February 26,1991
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Pit shit continues
by Martin Chester
The expansion of the Pit Pub
is being re-assessed, according to
AMS president Jason Brett.
Brett will be bringing two
motions forward to council on
Wednesday. The first will approve
in principal the renovations needed
to expand the Pit while the second
will set the wheels in motion to
have a referendum to expand the
Capital Projects Acquisition Committee (C-PAC) jurisdiction to pay
for the changes.
C-PAC, which was passed by
a 1982 referendum, takes $15 from
each AMS member to pay for major projects such as the expansion
of SUB, the building ofthe Whistler Cabin and the unfinished
renovations on the B-Lot Barn.
"There are some serious
problems with the expansion into
the Thunderbird Shop," Brett said
ofthe renovations which would see
the Thunderbird Shop space taken
over by the Pit and the Thunderbird
Shop move upstairs to take the
space now occupied by Blaster's
Brett said the most serious,
and unavoidable, problem is the
time involved in completing the
"If council were to vote how
many dollars on Wednesday, we
wouldn't be finished until Christmas," he said. Wwhich means the
Pit won't be in very good shape for
next term." Instead, the renovations will be spread out so the Pit
will not have to be closed completely during peak times.
The Pit will have to be brought
up to current building standards,
including fire extinguishers,
wheelchair accessibility and "the
entire smoozle," Brett said.
A second problem—money—
may be a more permanent roadblock.
"It will cost about $350,000
and will place a debt load of $50,000
on AMS services for the next five
years," Brett said. The rest of the
money will be covered by revenue
from the Pit.
"The lack of money we can
address by holding a referendum
to expand the mandate of C-Pac
which will free up about $375,000
a year for capital projects."
With access to C-PAC funds,
the Pit expansion can easily be
solved and Brett is optimistic the
referendum will pass.
"I'm very confident that if we
start planning now and let every
one know, well get it passed," he
When asked, Brett would not
confirm that the executive would
push to use AMS general revenue
to complete the project. He did say,
however, that "even if we can't
pass C-PAC, if all that fails, I think
the Pit is worth expansion because
itis not just abusiness opportunity
for AMS incorporated to make a
profit—it is a service we provide
for our members."
Former AMS Budget Committee member and Commerce
Undergraduate Society president
Brad Yeung said that if the C-PAC
referendum should fail, the AMS
will have ahard time findingfunds
to complete the project.
"In my opinion, it would be
very difficult to find funds without
cutting some major projects,"
Yeung said.
He said budget committee has
jurisdiction over the budgets of
service organizations, such as
CITR, the Ombudsoffice and The
Ubyssey, and Student Council's
budgets, and that money was most
likely to be found in council's
However, "Budget Committee
could take it from wherever they
want," he said.
Poster graffitti hateful
by Maya Bashour
MONTREAL (CUP) — Campaign
posters of a feminist slate running
in Concordia University's student
council elections were defaced with
violent messages earlier this
Co-presidential candidates
Eleanor Brown and Charlene Nero
had their "Feminism Works"
posters defaced with the message
"Would you join a fraternity that
didn't let you rape your date."
The slogan was taken from a
campus fraternity poster campaign
against date rape currently posted
around campus.
Nero said the incident was
"They're immature and irresponsible and don't belong in university," Nero said.
"It's terrifying to think that
people react to something they
disagree with, or are frightened
of—ofthe word feminist—by lashing out against women in general."
Nero and Brown won the election, which took place February 5-
Nero said she was even more
outraged because of the attack's
timing, pointing out that it happened four days before sexual assault awareness week.
"This is very demoralizing,"
Nero said. "A lot of people have
worked hard to make people aware
ofthe sexual assault on campuses
and in frats."
Nero said the poster reminded
her ofthe September 1988 McGill
fraternity, when three Zeta Psi frat
members allegedly raped a 19-
year-old woman during a rugby
players' initiation party.
She blamed the campaign incident on the Tau Kappa Epsilon
(TKE) fraternity for producing the
original poster, which included the
offending message.
"Even if the poster is meant to
be anti-rape, and give the message
that the fraternity administration
want to reform, the poster itself
was irresponsible in its presentation, it simply doesn't work," Nero
Anna Katsafouros, president
of the Inter-Fraternity Council,
said the TKE poster was part of a
campaign trying to change the
common stereotypes associated
with frats.
She saidthe poster was meant
to be "eye-catching" and if someone
stopped to read the words "Why
join a fraternity that won't let you
rape your date?" then they would
see the equally-large print underneath reading "Because ALL fraternities oppose date rape!."
Katsafouros said whoever altered the posters is immature and
stupid. "It's unfair that they have
chosen to use the poster that was
meant to help and they have distorted it."
But she added that the original anti-date-rape campaign posters have been taken down and will
be rewritten.
UBC Engineers clean up at SFU
People of Colour issue:
a short meeting will be held on Thursday,
at 4:00
To discuss the likely hood of stories coming in.
UBC Engineers topped four of
the five categories at the Western
Engineering Competition this past
weekend at Simon Fraser University.
The annual competition is an
opportunity for Engineering students from nine western Canadian
universities, from the University
ofVictbria to Lakehead University,
to compete in various categories.
The entries ranged from a compact
executive wheelchair to a scientific
analysis of getting up on the wrong
side of the bed.
The four main categories were
Entrepreneurial Design, Corporate
Design, Explanatory Communications and Editorial Communications. The first place prize in each
' category was $500. In addition the
( competitor whose project or presentation best showed awareness
ofthe Engineer's role in the protection or improvement of our envi-
, ronment also received a prize.
In the Entrepreneurial Design
category, UBC's team of Paul
Chernikhowsky, Steve Hillman,
Don Thompson and Johan
Thornton won first place with their
"High Performance Music Synthesizer." This category encourages
Engineering students to design a
marketable project, process or service.
The Corporate Design category requires students to analyse
and design a solution to an authentic engineering problem. Tim
Baird, Brent McDonald, Dave Ng
and Jenny Yang, from UBC, placed
first with RATAN, the Radar and
Television Aid to Navigation.
Tim Chia, again from UBC,
picked up first place in Explanatory Communications with his
presentation on "The Use of Spread
Spectrum Techniques in Cellular
Communications." The objective
of this category is to have the competitors research a technical topic
of social significance and communicate its important aspects to an
The remaining category, Editorial Communications, saw SFU
student Tim Botham's "Working
in Japan - A Li fe Sentence?" take
place first. In thi s category, a socio-
technical problem must be completely and accurately analysed.
The special '-':mons Foundation Environme-tal Awareness
Award of $600 was given to UBC
Bio-Resource Evg-.neering student
Chris Bullock for his Corporate
Design entry, Design of a Fish
Silage Facility :■-. Salmon Farm
Mortalities."This was in addition
to his $300 third place prize.
In the four main categories,
the first and second place winners
have a chance to compete in the
seventh annual Canadian Engineering Competition, hosted by
the Universite de Sherbrooke in
February 26,1991 Val Philpot is completing her fifth year of women's basketball at UBC.
Philpot grateful for
her smalltown roots
by Greg Sivucha
Growing up in a small town
has its advantages—just ask UBC
women's basketball player Val
Although her home town of
Terrace in northern BC boasts a
modest population of 15,000, athletics play an important role in the
community. In fact, the physical
education student credits her
athletic achievements in large part
to the value the community of
Terrace places on athletics.
Philpot says that, "In Terrace,
there were not as many distractions
as there are in a big city. Our
recreation was largely limited to
playing sports." This focus on
athletics allowed Philpot to funnel
her energies into reaching her potential as a basketball player.
Throughout high school,
playing basketball not only offered
an enjoyable pastime, it also allowed Terrace athletes to travel.
According to Philpot, "At New
Caledonia (high school), playing a
high school sport was the thing to
With the likes of Philpot and
Simon Fraser University star
Michelle Hendry both hailingfrom
Terrace, it would seem as though
the northern BC town is a hotbed
for women's basketball talent.
It hasn't always been this way.
In fact, until New Caledonia cap
tured the BC junior high school
basketball championships in
Philpot's grade 10 year, women's
basketball was overshadowed by
men's basketball and ice hockey.
After winning the provincial
title, more community attention
was shifted to women's basketball.
Whereas New Caledonia's previous
competition was primarily limited
to neighbouring towns playing in
local tournaments, the team began
to travel to the Okanagan and the
Lower Mainland to play at ahigher
level of competition.
It was this type of exposure
which was badly needed for the
future success ofthe players.
According to UBC women's
basketball coach Misty Thomas,
"The difficulty in recruiting athletes from northern towns is primarily due to the fact that we seldom get a chance to see the teams
Thomas also points out that
due to the traditionally lower level
of competition in the North,
"coaches don't get a realistic bearing on individual talent."
Top competition was not new
to Philpot, however. Playing for
the BC provincial team during her
high school years, Philpot was
consistently playing at ahighlevel.
It was Philpot's provincial coach,
in fact, who brought her to the
attention of then-Thunderbird
coach Jack Pomfret, and Philpot
was subsequently recruited to
Philpot's exposure to the high
level of provincial competition facilitated her transition to university basketball. She remembers
that making the jump to the college
level was not especially difficult.
"It seemed like a fairly smooth
adjustment—it was just the next
step in the progression."
Since becoming a
Thunderbird, Philpot has been a
member of both the provincial
under-19 and under-25 squads—
no small feat for a 5'6" player.
However, Thomas argues that "her
power and explosiveness allow her
to overcome her height disadvantage."
These characteristics have
also allowed Philpot to serve a
versatile role on the different teams
she has played on. Although
starting at the off-guard position
this year, she has played a variety
of positions and roles under different coaches.
Currently in her fifth year at
UBC and playing out her last year
of eligibility, Philpot has enjoyed
the challenge that basketball has
offered. In a Canada West conference full of tall and dominating
back-court; players, the small guard
from the small town has proven
she can play with the best.
Bird Droppings
VBirds win bragging rights
With only provincial bragging rights to play for, the UBC
Thunderbird men's volleyball
team won both matches against
the University ofVictoria Vikings
this weekend by scores of 3-1.
Fridays scores were 16-14,
15-6, 13-15, and 15-9.
On Saturday only the game
scores were different at 15-8,15-
9, 9-15, and 15-9.
The Thunderbirds were
eliminated from the Canada
West playoffs two weeks ago
when they dropped a pair of
matches to the University of
Four T-Birds drafted by CFL
Four members of last year's
Thunderbird football team were
selected in the Canadian Football
League's annual draft.
Leading the way for the T-
Birds was offensive lineman Cal
Duncan who was the first player
selected in the fourth round bv
the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The
Tabbies reached out to UBC again
in the sixth round to nab defensive
back Roger Hennig with the 49th
pick of the draft.
For the last two seasons, UBC
runningback Jim Stewart has been
nominated for the Hec Crighton
trophy as the top university player
in Canada. In both years, Stewart
was a runner-up to St. Mary's
University quarterback Chris
Flynn. Ironically, Stewart was selected with the 36th pick of the
draft by the Saskatchewan
Roughriders—right after Flynn
was drafted by the Ottawa Rough
Riders with the 35th pick.
The final T-Bird selected was
linebacker Troy Van Vliet who was
an eighth round pick of the B.C.
Puck'Birds drop two to end
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team's season came to a merciful
end with the team on the wrong
end of 6-2 and 8-3 scores in games
against the visiting University of
Calgary Dinosaurs. UBC was
winless in their last 15 games of
the regular season.
Second year forward Wayne
Hynes, the Canada West scoring
champion, didmostofthe damage
for the Dinos with four goals and
four assists in the two games.
Hynes was named Canada West
player of the week for hockey—
the third week in a row a T-Bird
opponent has netted the honour.
Defenceman Kevin Hoffman
and forward Perry Neufeld
accounted for the UBC scoring on
Friday while forwards Scott
Fearns, Dean Holoien and
Charles Cooper scored on Saturday.
"It's been a manic depressive
season," said UBC coach Terry
O'Malley. "We were one point
ahead of this team [Calgary] on
January 4 and now we're 20 points
behind them."
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There's something unique
about Sheilagh Gillespie that
makes her a highly regarded
member ofthe UBC women's volleyball team.
Perhaps it is her diverse
As a native of Vernon, B.C.,
Gillespie was exposed to volleyball
at a young age, and she took advantage of the local high school
and club volleyball programs.
Gillespie's first year of post-
secondary education was spent at
Cariboo college, where she was
named MVP of her team.
California was the next stop
for Gillespie, who accepted a
scholarship at the College of the
Although the level of play was
slightly lower than she expected,
Gillespie was impressed with the
school spirit and the high attendance at volleyball matches.
After the year ended and
Gillespie did not receive a scholarship to the university of her
choice (she turned down two offers),
the 20 year oldreturned to Canada
to complete her physical education
degree at UBC.
Gillespie's consistent volleyball skills could be the main factor
behind her achievements.
Regarding Gillespie's hitting
capabilities, starting setter Kyla
Lee said, "Sheilagh knows when to
do what. She has developed a variety of shots, and she uses them."
The 5'8" fifth year player was
called one of the best defensive
players on the team by middle
blocker Sarah Cepeliauskas.
Add to these skills a still improving serve, and Gillespie has
the makings of a well rounded
The calibre of volleyball at
UBC is the highest Gillespie has
played at.
"It's more technical, strategical, and we are pushed harder,"
Gillespie said.
It is possible that Gillespie's
high level of commitment and
mental toughness are the key ingredients to her success.
UBC coach Donna Baydock
credits Gillespie for accepting the
challenge she knew was ahead of
her when she first made the team.
Gillespie realized that her skills
would be significantly changed in
her last three years of eligibility.
Gillespie said this wasn't a
problem. "The fact that Donna
wanted me to change let me know
that she was looking at me long
term, and that she believed that I
would get better."
"After the first day of try-out
camp, I knew that I really wanted
to make the team, and it was a
pleasant surprise when I did."
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Powerhrtter Sheilagh Gilespie (dark uniform) says UBC is the highest
level of volleyball she has experienced. steve cman photo
Baydock noted that Gillespie
has embraced the mental component of the game of volleyball.
"Sheilagh believes in the psychology part ofthe game, and uses it to
her advantage," Baydock said.
Gillespie added, "I have
learned that mental preparation
is a huge part of volleyball and
that being mentally prepare is just
as important, if not more, than
being physically prepared."
Apositive attitude also helped
Gillespie become the solid force
that she is on the team today.
"Sheilagh has a good work
ethic which reflects well on the
rest of the team in practices and
games," Lee said.
Powerhitter Bonnie Mclean
said, "Sheilagh is pretty quiet on
the court, but when she says
something, it is positive and team
Team captain Sarah Dunlop
emphasized that Gillespie is a very
competitive team player and said,
"Sheilagh shows volleyball guts."
Dunlop also added, "She makes
the game fun."
This last comment was one
that was echoed by many of her
teammates. When Gillespie sets a
goal, it seems important for her to
do it by working hard and having
Gillespie's Vernon club coach,
Dennis Murdoch, is not surprised
at her success. He credits it to her
ability to play several different
positions as a club and high school
Murdoch also noted that
Gillespie has always had a lively,
fun personality.
Undoubtedly, the combination
of all these traits has allowed
Gillespie to evolve into a successful athlete on the volleyball court,
and an admired team member.
Bird droppings—A two loss
weekend for the UBC women's volleyball team at the hands of
Saskatchewan in the playoffs has
narrowed the 'Birds chances of
earning a spot in the CIAU
National championships.
After Friday night's 3-0 loss,
15-2, 15-3, 15-6, the team had nowhere to go but up in Saturday's
match. The 'Birds showed improvement in every aspect of the
game, but were defeated 14-16,15-
4, 15-9, 8-15, 14-16.
UBC anxiously awaits the
decision regarding whether or not
they will receive a wild card berth
to the Nationals, which will be
held in Calgary in two weeks.
Canada West Scoreboard
Canada West  Women's  Championship
UBC 0 Saskatchewan
UBC 2 Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan  wins Canada West   title
Men's Volleyball
Capilano College 0
Saskatchewan :
Calgary     I
Wcmen s Basketball Final Standing a
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1189     1464
1158     1622
.250     12
.052     16
Men's Basketball
Canada West  semi-finals
OBC 115 Lethbridge
UBC 88 Lethbridge
UBC 108 Lethbridge
UBC wins best-of-three semi-final 2-1.
Man's Basketball Final Standings
Man's Hockey Final Standings
Victoria i
Alberta 83
Alberta 70
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Contrary to popular belief, The Ubyssey still holds staff meetings on Wednesdays at 12:30. The
presence of as many staff members as possible is encouraged as your bodies cover up the holes/
stains in the upholstery creating a more positive environment for others in attendance who are
just there to hear the sound of their own voices. In case you have forgotten, meetings are in SUB
241K. If you can not remember how to get there, phone 228-2301 for directions.
February 26,1991 SP08TS
Despite the heroics of UBC goaltender Ray Woodley, the UBC hockey team lost twice,6-2 and 8-3 to the
visiting Calgary Dinosaurs. eric seseua photo
UBC hoop group ready
for Hornhead invasion
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Thunderbirds may
be in the Canada West men's basketball finals, but that doesn't
mean coach Bruce Enns is exactly
elated with his team's performance
of late.
In fact, although the
Thunderbirds dumped the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns
108-85 on Sunday at War Memorial Gym to win the best-of-three
Canada West semi-final twogames
to one, Enns seemed more focussed
on what happened the night before.
That was when the
Pronghorns embarrassed UBC
104-88 to force a third and decisive
game after the Thunderbirds won
the opener 115-93 on Friday night.
Enns' main complaint? Fouls
generated by slothful defence.
"We've got to quit committing
sloppy, stupid reaching fouls," the
18 year veteran of university
coaching said. "Playing good defence means preventing the other
team from scoring without fouling
them, so fouling is an extension of
bad defence."
Enns has a point. Four
Thunderbirds fouled out on Saturday night, and from the free
throw line the Pronghorns
outscored UBC 36-19.
Even so, the Thunderbirds
looked mighty impressive on Friday night when Dereck
Christiansen opened the UBC
scoring with a slam-dunk en route
to draining 29 points while J.D.
Jackson racked up 34.
Admittedly, the Pronghorns
managed to cut UBC's lead from
21 points to 14, but could make no
lead way after that.
The Thunderbirds were not
too shabby on Sunday afternoon
either. They had a 21-6 lead 5:46
into the game and never looked
back. Jackson led UBC with 22
points, followed by Al Lalonde with
19, Dave Williscroft with 15 and
Bob Heighton with 14.
The Vikings, meanwhile,
swept their series in Victoria,
downing the University of Alberta
Golden Bears 106-83 on Friday
night and then 95-70 on Saturday.
Lethbridge coach Dave Crook
went so far as to give UBC the
advantage against UVic, saying
that the Thunderbird's speed will
overcome the Viking's size.
Whoever wins, UVic coach Guy
Vetrie concurred that it will be a
matter of size against speed.
"Whoever is most able to execute their style of game will win,"
he said. The Thunderbirds and
UVic tip-off at War Memorial Gym
on Friday and Saturday evenings,
both games at 7:30. A third game,
if necessary, will be played at 2
p.m. on Sunday.
UBC 'Keeper joins Nats
by Ted Wright
Pat Onstad is looking ahead.
The view he sees is familiar to
most students; final papers, final
exams, a summer job. It's just that,
for Onstad, the details are a bit
This year's starting goalkeeper
for the men's Thunderbird soccer
team also happens to belong to the
Canadian national team, along
with his fellow 'Bird, centre-back
Rick Celebrini. It's a role that will
take them both to the national
team training camp in early March,
and then on to Los Angeles for the
Corona Nations Cup, where
Canada will play matches against
Mexico and the United States.
Onstad, one of two keepers
selected to make the trip South,
believes the competition in L.A.
will be tough. Canada is the defending cup champion, based on
last year's win in Vancouver.
"The US will be tough—they'll
be playing at home and they just
changed their coach, so they'll be
looking to do really well," Onstad
To get the full benefit of international experience, Canada
and the US will field full teams for
the competition. Some of Mexico's
top players, however, will likely
remain with their professional
clubs, although the Mexican squad
is still expected to challenge
"The big soccer nations can
afford to do that, but Canada and
the US can't," Onstad explained.
"If our players are available they'll
In addition to their national
team commitment, Onstad and
Celebrini will be heading to New
Mexico with the CIAU champion
Thunderbirds in April to take part
in the University World Championships.
Missing two weeks of classes
near the end of term is a crunchy
proposition for most students.
Onstad is philosophical about it,
although he admits he will "probably be writing some exams down
there. It'll end up becoming quite
The 23 year old first year UBC
student has been playing soccer
since he was six, becoming a goalkeeper at 13. He currently trains
two to three days a week out ofthe
national team's Regional Training
Centre at SFU, as well as regularly during the weekly with the
All this work will serve Onstad
well during his summer job as a
member of the Canadian Soccer
League's Toronto Blizzard. Onstad,
currently entering his fourth year
in the CSL, began his career with
the Vancouver 86ers before playing two seasons with the Winnipeg
Playing with the Blizzard,
Onstad will average five games
every two weeks over the course of
the CSL's five month season. One
might be justified in thinking that
between this schedule, his time
spent with the national team, and
playing for the Thunderbirds, life
might seem like one never-ending
soccer season.
"Playing or practising almost
every day [in the CSL] you get
saturated, you burn out really
quickly," he said. "Sometimes it
turns into quite the nightmare."
The complaint is half-hearted,
however. Pat Onstad is having a
lot of fun.
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February 20th
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'1:30 pm till gosh only knows when
February 26th
"Before the B.A."
Primarily for 1st and 2nd year
students wanting questions
answered about the variety of
degrees available to them, etc.
Arts Advisor to speak, 12:30pm
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February 25th
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"Beyond the B.A."
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February 27th
Part II of
March 1st
General Arts Meeting
for all Arts students, 12:30 pm
"Beyond the B.A."
Is a B.A. still a valuable degree?
Arts Masquerade!
8 pm, Cecil Green, $10 tix
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because we'll be expecting
a huge huge turnout to this
very esciring event.   Free food.
Where can your Arts degree
take you? Five successful artsies
would stake their paycheques
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12:00-2:00 pm, Graduate
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(Application deadline is April 30,1991)
The Committee provides an opportunity
for UBC student artists to display their work and to
bring UBC students in contact with contemporary
Canadian works of art. The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the AMS Art Collection is
properly maintained, and utilized, and that Art
Gallery policies are implemented.
These positions are opento UBC students.
Application forms are now available from the AMS
Executive Secretary in SUB room 238.
Applications must be returned by
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alma mater society
The Grad Council
is now accepting proposals for the
Proposals must:
1) Be as specific as possible
2) Include the following information:
• name of group requesting funds
• number of people working on project
• name of a contact person (include phone #)
• who will benefit from the project
• description of the project in detail
• a summarizing paragraph including
the most salient points
• the amount of money requested
• sources of other funds if applicable
There is a limit of one proposal per particular group of
graduating students.
There is an upper limit of $3,000 for each proposal.
Each group must be prepared to give a short
presentation of their idea to the members of the Grad
Class Council at the end of February.
The deadline for proposals is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday,
February 27,1991 and is final. No proposal will be
accepted after this date.
Proposals will be received at SUB Room 238.
Please contact Val Levens, c/o SUB 238, 228-3971
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issue of The Ubyssey:
Thank you, Mike, for
complimenting the display created
by UBC Students for Choice. We
would like to enlighten you with
regard to a couple of points you
made in your letters. SUB management had nothing to do with
"providing space to both sides of
the issue." any AMS club has the
CHOICE to book a display case in
the SUB. To our knowledge, the
side-by-side placement of pro-
choice and anti-choice displays was
You base your argument on
your "willingness to bet" on certain
things about people who are "pro-
choice," rather than having any
evidence to support your argument.
The issue under consideration,
which you would be aware of if you
had read our information case, is
choice on abortion. Nowhere did
we offer any opinions on issues
such as Saddam, Exxon, or Newfoundland "fishermen". Our
headline "The Issue is Choice", in
our di splay case, refer only to choice
on abortion.
We believe that every woman
must have the right to control her
reproductive freedom and her own
future; to be pro-choice on abortion
does not imply anything about
MacMillan Bloedel's actions.
As far as "doing the right
thing," who is qualified to determine what the "right thing"isother
than the woman herself? Ultimately, CHOICE IS the issue!
So, Mike, if you don't want to
have an abortion, we stand behind
your CHOICE not to have one.
Patricia McAdam
UBC Students for Choice
Casualties of war
I wish to express disagreement
with Mr. Jason Swan in his letter
"War Is What It Is," The Ubyssey,
Friday January 25, 1991. Particularly I would disagree with his
statement that, because the war
has happened, willy-nilly, rightly
or wrongly, "All we should do now
is give our full support to these
sol diers in the Gulf so that as many
of them as possible will come home
as soon as possible," and that
"dramatic protests to try to force
the government to back off from
the war [will cause] the support to
these young troops [to be] compromised." Of course, we want our
troops to come home safely and as
soon as possible, but protesting
the war does not compromise them.
While to his credit, Mr. Swan does
not call such protest treasonous,
the implication—I'm sure unintentional—is that protest against
the war is some sort of betrayal of
our troops. In fact, protest is the
maintenance and defense of those
principles for which we say our
troops are fighting.
Truth, wehaveheardoverand
ovef, is the first casualty of war,
and already we find news being
censored so that it is very difficult
to know what really is happening
in the war. We are subtly being
manipulated to think of ourselves
and our allies as the "good buys"
and the Iraqis as the "bad guys."
Bombers are being referred to as
"assets" to be defended rather than
as the offensive instruments of
destruction that they are, and what
they are sent to attack are impersonal "targets." Already, it appears, Iraqis in Canada are being
subjected to surveillance.
The true test of a democracy is
whether or not it continues to
safeguard basic democratic and
human rights even in times ofthe
greatest stress; and our most fundamental right in a democracy is
the right of dissent. Truth has
already become a casualty of this
war, and perhaps some human
rights. Conscience must not become a casualty. It is true, that as,
I belive, Bernard Shaw said, the
human conscience can subsist on
very questionable fare. We must
all strive, as best we can, to insure
that our consciences are guided by
the highest and best moral principles. Even then we will disagree.
If Mr. John Turner—whom I believe to be an honourable man—
dissented from his party in conscience, even though I disagree
with him, I respect him for doing
so. For as Martin Luther said, to
act against conscience is not a
course we can rightly take. But
those of us who oppose the war also
do so in conscience and in the light
of what we believe to be the best
moral and spiritual guidance
available to us. If we are forbidden
or in any way influenced or manipulated to act against or to suppress our consciences, and if we
are forbidden to protest or discouraged from doing so, then
Canada is no true democracy.
Father John E. Marriott
Graduate Studies
Kathryn undoes
Re: The movie review that Kathryn
Weiler did about Hamlet published
on page 7 of The Ubyssey on February 1, 1991.
To have taste, or not to have taste:
that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler to slash a movie
based on preconceived notions,
Or to take arms against popular
And by opposing overcome it? To
watch: to THINK;
To have read the original play, 'tis
a consummation
Devoutly to be whish'd. To watch,
to think;
To think: perchance to understand:
ay, there's the point;
For in that sleep of ignorance what
thoughts may come
When Mel has shuffled his "Mad
Max" coil,
Must give us pause: there's the
That gives "confusing language"
so long a life;
For who can stand the quips and
scorns of your review,
When we ourselves might you quietus make
With our ink-filled bodkin?
Thus ignorance does make asses of
us all;
And thus the "favourite hunk" with
Shakespearean training
Is accused of "melodiously spewing forth those famous lines."
As for the fair Ophelia! "Dutifully
May all her scenes be remembered.
Your tale, Kate, is told like an
Full of sound and fury, signifying
L. Tremblay
J. Shelbourn
M. Kramer
L. Causley
all Arts 4
Don't despise,
Just lately?
Canada seems to be having a
bitofastupidityattacklately. Most
of us can read, most of us can see
and hear, and most of us are
probably at least somewhat informed about war news. But
frighteningly few of us seem able
or willing to really comprehend
and analyse what we are hearing.
We tend to swallow media crap
with the same ease that we swallow the additive crap in our
morning bowl of fruit loops, and for
much the same reason—effective
packaging and adverti sing, as well
as general apathy. We do not really care that our fruit loops contain
no fruit; its the thought that counts.
On CBC radio today [Jan 25]
there was a brief interview with
Arnie (?) Tate, who will apparently
go down in history as the first
Canadian to enter enemy territory
in forty years. Tate stated that it
was a "good feeling," that he was
"proud to be a fighter pilot" and
that it was "a bit of an honour."
Now, let's try and think clearly
about Tate's situation. The profession that he is so "proud" of
means that he is fairly liable to be
blown to bits, or alternately, captured by those darn Iraquis; and
he is even more liable to have the
deaths of men, women, and children on his conscience. Yet this
gives him a "good feeling," and he
considers it an "honour." The most
frightening aspect of this is that,
collectively as Canadians, we are
far more likely to hail him as a
hero than to suggest that he be
detainedfor psychiatric evaluation.
Last week, I was shocked to
hear George Bush use the word
"euphoria" in connection with
public feeling about the war. But
this was only the beginning of a
new phase in the marketing
strategy. The war is no longer an
unpleasant task that "somebody"
has to do. The war is now a sort of
ultra super duper Nintendo game.
People spend a lot of money on
Nintendo. Warcostsalotofmoney.
Mulroney said today that
"Canada will spend whatever it
takes to get Hussein outof Kuwait."
In case anyone had any doubts as
to where this money is to come
from, Bill McNight (excuse the
spelling) added that Canada has
"only one form of revenue—the
I'm sure some people are just
as sick of hearing peace rhetoric as
I am of hearing war rhetoric, so I
won't inflict any on you right now.
If you decide to support the war,
that is your choice, but please make
it an educated choice. And please
don't go around writing "our
country needs us" on the bathroom
walls because that REALLY makes
me want to puke. And please
THINK about some of the crap
that we've been hearing about the
war, and don't just accept it, or,
even worse, propagate it. We are
all stupid sometimes, myself certainly included, but we just can't
afford to be stupid about this.
Malina Kordic
Arts 4
Life's a piece
of shit when
you look at
SUB 241K
February 26,1991 In the 60's aliens
did it
I read Fiona Buss's article
"Ancient Cultures and Andean
Breezes" which appeared in your
Feb. 20th issue.
I must say that I liked her
writing and, overall, her open interest in what happens south of
"El Rio Grande," but there were
two details I didn't agree with that
must be brought to light:
1. Some paragraphs at the end
ofthe piece were obviously missing.
I suppose Fiona is upset about that
and I share her feelings. Would it
be possible to have the article
printed in its entirety sometime
2. It was said at the beginning
of the article that Pinochet's government banned music performances back in the 1960's. That is
not true! The reason is simple:
Pinochet's coup d'etat didn't happen until the 70's (Sept. 11th, 1973).
Isabel, Angel y Violeta Parra,
Victor Jara, Tito Fernandez "El
Temucano," Facundo Cabral, Inti
Illimani, Quilapayun, and many
others released a good number of
records and gave a number of
appearences during the early sixties in countries such as Chile,
Peru, Uruguay, and so on. The
repression came later, when the
right-wing military regimes arose.
Could Fiona be so kind as to correct
that part of her interesting work
before you reprint it?
Thank you very much.
Leoncio Estevez-Reyes
Consult your what?
Fellow UBC students,
In one of my last acts as your
AMS president, I made the following statement before the UBC
Board of Governors on Thursday
Members of the Board,
Canada is breaking up, we're
involved in a horrifying war, and
here I stand talking about tuition
fees. I'd rather not be here, but my
Council requested that I speak to
you once more.
One of the most telling indicators of a good society, I believe, is
how equally health care and education are distributed among citizens.
There exist immense pressures in Canada to dismantle our
health care system and to reinstate
user fees. And steep increases in
user fees for higher education are
being imposed all across the
Members of the Board: you
are gathered today to vote on a
three-year proposal to raise the
cost of a UBC education for students.
I'm here to ask you not to do it.
Please, consider these
thoughts of a group of responsible
fellow citizens. I quote from a
recent news report: "The Ontario
Confederation of University Faculty Associations recently called
for the elimination of tuition fees
for Ontario's 200,000 university
students. The faculty association
views tuition fees as a barrier to
post-secondary education for students from low-income families."
These are professors, surely
intelligent people who have a
strong self-interest in tuition increases. And yet, Ontario professors, through their association,
oppose tuition increases.
Let me mention what's happening at Simon Fraser University.
As you know, Simon Fraser will
have a 7.3% increase next year.
Why can they manage with a 7.3%
increase and UBC demands almost
I know all the arguments in
favour of tuition fees. Many ofthe
same arguments are being used,
by powerful elements in our society, to justify user fees for access to
medical care.
Putting financial obstacles
and demoralizing means-testing
procedures in the way of the educational and medical needs of the
citizens of our country is a sad,
socially retrogressive step to take.
Instead of becoming more just and
civilized and caring and compassionate, our society is becoming
more polarized, more full of social
inequality and conflict, more like
the United States.
And you, members ofthe UBC
Board of Governors, have a chance
today to do your share to make
things a tiny bit better or worse.
The issue is not whether this
one increase will prevent large
numbers of students from coming
to UBC. The issue is the cumulative effect of policies that make
incremental changes in the wrong
direction. Taking our university—
and indeed our society—in the
wrong direction, away from social
justice: that's precisely what I
belive increased user feesfor health
care and higher education will do,
in the long run.
I'm not asking you today to
freeze or abolish tuition. I'm asking you to keep the increase to the
inflation level.
Please, don't try tobuildUBC's
future on student poverty. Please,
don't go along with tuition increases ten times the size of increases in student aid.
As president ofthe UBC Alma
Mater Society, I'm asking you
sincerely—consult your social
conscience when you vote today on
president Strangway's three-year
extortion plan.
Kurt Preinsperg
AMS president
No body bags
Re: Justin Fellenz and Shelden
McKay's letters addressed to
"Peacemongers," January22,1991
As long as people such as
yourselves exist—people who can
justify the slaughtering of thousands of innocent people—on both
si des—in a country far away which
can be conveniently forgotten about
by switching channels, people who
can justify a war which nobody
will win, a war which is crippling
the world environmentally, economically, socially and politically,
a war which could have been prevented, and is presented by a biased, pro-US, military-minded
media which dehumanizes the
'enemy' and glorifies death, then I
for one, will continue to rally for
peace. And for the record, Justin,
I'm not embarrassed about it. The
best way that we can support our
troops is to bring them home
ALIVE, rather than simply decomposing in body bags. Think
about it.
Judith Anderson
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February 26,1991
THE UBYS  EY/9 CUllOilcll
Where are the
protests now?
What a difference a month makes.
When the Gulf War began, North Americans could not
get enough information about what was happening. The
television networks had coverage of the events in the
Persian Gulf virtually around the clock and all forms of
media scrambled for the opinions of everybody from the
military brass to the sales manager of Honest Abe's Used
Cars whose neighbour's brothers sister-in-law's nephew
once visited Kuwait.
Protests sprang up in the streets within hours ofthe
outbreak of war and continued for the next couple of weeks.
There were demonstrations, flag burnings and peace camps.
"No blood for oil," people screamed as they marched to
protest the air campaign being waged against Iraq.
Now, just over one month later, the actual ground war
is underway and what do we see and hear? There have been
no protests or demonstrations to speak of in Vancouver and
this city is reputed to be the peace capital of Canada. The
media devotes some attention to the war but quickly moves
on to Bill Vander Zalm's latest antics and the teacher's
What is most disturbing is that it has taken only one
month of heavily censored news releases to make us
seemingly immune to the brutality of warfare. We have
been conditioned to believe that there is little danger to
"our* troops because all they have to do is soar at 30,000
feet and push buttons to "win" the war.
Now that the excrement is in the rotating oscillator, it
is time to give credit where credit is due. Hats off to the
makers of the Gulf War—the home game. In just one
month they have turned a suspicious North American
audience into an apathetic and insensitive mass which
could not care two figs about the people of Iraq as long as
our butts are not exposed.
Well, a whole lot of butts are now exposed and they are
not at 30,000 feet looking down. So pass the popcorn, put
your feet up, and get ready to enjoy the Gulf War Part II on
your television sets. Your silence is your tacit consent.
Peace: so close
and yet so far
The Soviet Union came close to a peace settlement in the
Gulf crisis. Too close. The United States' decision to begin a
ground war is clear evidence that George Bush is not interested in the welfare of Kuwait, but other economic and
political interests in the Gulf.
The Soviets had convinced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait
after a ceasefire. Iraq would not have been held financially
responsible for damages to Kuwait during the invasion.
Kuwait would have been liberated, and the West's official
goals achieved. Bush however had more in mind.
Americans do not want to feel cheated out of a win.
Especially at the hands of "Soviet peacekeepers." With the
cold war over there is the threat that the States will have to
compete with the Soviets as international ambassadors and
global police officers. The United States cannot afford to lose
their hold ofthe Gulf region.
Nor can they afford to leave Saddam Hussein in power.
Embarrassing enough that they put him in power, but that
he should maintain his power is unthinkable. Iraq has to be
rendered powerless—even if it means turning the entire
country into a crater.
Bush is sending soldiers into an unnecessary war. He
did not wait for sanctions, and denied a chance for peace.
YounK people must now pay the price for his megalomania.
the Ubyssey
February 26,1991
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To quote a famous rock star, it was a mystery without any dues. All
they knew was that they were missing. Ubysseys. Thousands of them,
suddenly snapped up. "Either they really like us, or something is up—and
it ain't Valentines Day anymore," said Rebecca Bishop. Maintaining some
sense of logic, Mark Nielsen went out on a lim—followed up with a wild
thought so to speak. "Maybe it's something we wrote," he intellectualized
"Maybe it's something we printed," Raul Peschiera added. "Or something
we drew, or advertised or photographed," Andrew Epstein ended the
rambling. Magnifying glass in hand, Johan Thornton pursued what trace
there was, namely footprints leading out of the SUB and into the dark
abyss. Suddenly, a light flashed in the distance, attracting Greg Sevucha
and David Loh like bugs to a lantern. Martin Chester tagged along, *a did
Paul Dayson while Johanna Wicke called the cops. They could be armed,
or something. They might even have legs," she said. Undaunted, Matthew
Johnson approached the light, airline tickets from Brandon to Vancouver
in hand. "Do you know where my baggage is?" he queried. Gwen Parker
soon realized that the light was from a flashlight, and Sam Green recog.
nized a shadowy shape behind the glare. "Hey! What are you waiting for?"
called out the shadow, and in to the moonlight stepped Mi cheat Booth. Ernie
Selzerwaant far away. They're over here—a whole pile of them," he called
out. In a flash Nadene Rehnby figured out what it was all about. "That's just
not any ordinary pile, that's a landing pad for an Unidentified Flying
Object.* Beside the towering monolith proudly stood Ted Wright and Steve
Chan. "See, the vilest ragwest of Blanca can be used for more than bird cage
lining," they said. And above the crowd off staffers, a green light began to
shine. _....
Rebecca Bishop  »   Michael Booth  •  Martin Chester
Paul Dayson   • Mark Nielsen
Graphic: The McGill Daily
Oops!—Contrary to a story on recycled paper in the January 22 issue of The Ubyssey, the Thunderbird Shop does
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Why not phone
To: Mr. Brian Goehring,
Graduate Student Society
Just a quick response to
your letter in Tuesday's
Ubyssey, lambasting the
AMS for their oversight in
not "tellfjng] us anything
about these [referendum
questions] before the election."
Please allow me to
apologise now to you, in
writing, on behalf of myself,
and the Programs committee, because it was through
our office that some of the
publicity was done.
I am sure that it was an
unfortunate oversight on my
part Brian that I di dn't phone
you personally to inform you
fo the referendum questions.
I suppose that I should have
called you, right after I finished plastering the campus
with 800 elections posters
(the ones that read: "Included in this vote are five
referendum questions"),
printed up 300 handbills (the
ones that read: "Included in
this vote are five referendum
questions"), hired a guy to
drive around campus with a
bullhorn to announce polling
stations, and painted four
10 foot banners to hang on
the SUB that read "Vote
Today—AMS Elections and
If you took the time to
write The Ubyssey, then you
obviously, like most students
on campus also take the time
to read it. I find it hard to
believe that you could have
missed the huge ad advertising the elections and referendum that the SAC elections committee took out.
Short of personally
phoning every student at
UBC, we all did what we
could to make sure that
students were informed of
the election and the referendum, but information is a
two way street. I think that
we did our part in making
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in length. Content
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Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
sure the information was
available, but we can't force
people to take it.
Kristin Danforth Yates
AMS programs
GST really
really bad
This is a copy of a letter
recently sent to:
Michael Wilson
Honourable Minister of Finance
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Dear Lord Michael:
Recently a friend of
mine was sick and asked me
to go to the store and get him
some medicine. In so doing
he gave me a dollar. Since I
provided a service and I am
an honest and loyal Canadian, I have included your
cut, 7 cents. While I am
writing I must comment you
on such a wonderful taxation
system you have developed.
It will so greatly help the
rich of this country who are
in such desperate need. But
the tax system does not go
far enough. I myself have
made a total of almost
$25,000 over the last five
years which is much more
than I know what to do with.
In accordance I have developed some new ideas to help
you take it away. For
starters, since most of the
oxygen we breathe is produced in South America, I
propose that we all pay an
import tax on the air we
breathe. I will leave the
numbers to you. Secondly, I
can no longer afford to go to
movies, but I do have frequent vivid dreams which I
enjoy greatly and I believe I
shoul d be forced to pay some
sort of entertainment tax on
them. Since people are allowed to speak freely in this
country I beli eve a tax shoul d
fall on the back ofthe audience. Politicians whochoose
not to (or refuse to) listen to
the overwhelming majority
of the people will be, of
course, exempt from this tax.
Oh, what the heck, give
yourself a raise, too. Thank
you, my Lord, for taking the
time to personally read this
Your faithful serf,
Grant Sparrow
Biochem 3
p.s. Postage to MPs is free,
so send an angry letter, it
can't hurt.
a vendu, le
Aux Pretentieux
II est amusant,
interessant, choquant de voir
que certaines personnes
utilisent le nom de leur
ville—il senble que Paris soit
le meilleur vendeur—, pour
annoncer leurs services en
enseignement du francais.
(Ex: French tutor directly
from Paris...) Une question
meviental'esprit: sommes-
nous senses com prendre que
le parisien estle dialecte par
excellence a apprendre
parmi les nombreux
dialectes du francais? Et
bien pour tenter de le savoir,
je me suis serieusement
interrogee sur la validite du
francais que je parle moi-
meme en le comparant (avec
toutes les peurs du monde je
vous assure) a ce fameux
Parisien dont on entend
tellement vanter les merites.
Me s recherches m'ont appri s
qu'il n'existe pourtant qu'une
seule grammaire du francais
ecrit. Au point devue lexical e
maintenant, je ne
comprendrais pas l'utilite
pour un etudiant
d'apprendre le vocabulaire
correspondant a la realite
parisienne plutot que
canadienne; amoinsbien sur
que celui-ci soit certain
d'vaoir a se debrouiller en
argot parisien. Reste la
prononciation. Voila j'ai
trouve!!! C'est logique non?
Si ca n'est ni la grammaire
ni le lexique qui sont
superieurs chez ces tuteurs
venusd'un monde meilleurs,
que    reste-t-il?       C'est
malheureux mais je crois que
je "pige". II reste encore des
Francais de lTiexagone qui
considerent le francais
d'ailleurs comme unfolklore,
preoccupes qu'ils semblent
etre seulement des accents
dont ils se moquent avec la
trop bien.
Myriam Le May
Maitrise en
Linguistique Francaise
No, we don't
Give me a break! T)ur-
ing engineering week the
campus becomes increasingly dangerous for women,
for the openly gay, and for
those of colour."—Ubyssey
Editorial, Feb. 5 edition.
I realize that the engineers have used some poor
judgement in the past and
are continually criticized for
their actions, but you have
got to be kidding! Do you
seriously expect all women,
openly gay, and those of
colour to be paranoid during
the week of February 4-8 that
they are going to be victimized by the notorious engineers?
Your repeatedreference
to Godiva as a symbol representing "discrimination
and hate-mongering" is a
joke. I am a woman and I
can't help but laugh at this
accusation. If a perfectly
sane woman chooses to ride
on campus as Godiva, that is
her choice. It seems as
though a lot of people at this
university, and otherwise,
choose to overlook that fact.
I am sure that you must
have better things to do than
put the engineers down
continually because, quite
frankly, a lot ofthe general
public are tired of hearing
negative comments about
them. You don't have to be
an engineer to be a racist,
violent, or a rapist.
Paralee Cook
February 26,1991 To be a fetus or
not to be a fetus
re: "Amale anti-choice rant" (Jan. 29,
1991) and Tuum Est" (Feb. 8,1991)
Mike Davenporf s comparison of
"the Exxon Valdez, Saddam Hussein
and thechoice that some women make
over their own bodies" is probably due
to his ignorance of or disagreement
with the concept expressed in the
statement of Heather Sinclair that
"If s her fetus and it doesn't affect
anyone else". If one defines the fetus
as being part of a woman's body, then
the termination or development of a
fetus does not in fact affect anyone
else. As Sinclair states, "Nobody has
the right to tell a woman what she can
and cannot do with her body", which
thus includes her fetus.
However, if one defines the fetus
as an entity which is distinct from and
not a part of a woman's body, then the
termination or development of a fetus
does affect someone other than the
woman, namely the fetus. Ifthisisthe
case—that the fetus is "another person"—then, as Sinclair also states,
"People must restrict the choices of
other people when these choices affect
other people's lives."
Hence it appears that the issue of
abortion hangs on the definition of
what the fetus is. Physically, the fetus
is part of the woman's body, as it is
withinthe woman's uterusandphysi-
cally connected to the woman's body
by the umbilical cord. Genetically, the
fetus is distinct from the woman, as
onlyhalfofitschrornosomes(ie. genetic
material) come from the woman's egg
cell, while the other half come from a
man's sperm cell. Thus it is the difficulty in defining the fetus and in
agreeingupona definitionthatgreatly
complicates the abortion issue.
Joe Devoy
C'est I'absurde
Contradictions, such contradictions! lam the unacclaimedking of
UBC contradictions. Do you know
what those people walking around
with clipboards in Sedgewick Library are doing? I thought not.
They are monitors who check that
the noise level is kept to a minimum. Yet on the fifth floor of the
Main Library, in the journal section, the employees there literally
scream at each other so as to ensure
that no one nearby will be able to
study. Now that's a contradiction.
The University is presently
promoting protection ofthe environment with recycling bins, but
UBC patrol uses police-special V8
Chevys to hand out...parking tickets. Another contradiction!
Financial services demands
that we pay our tuition by a certain
date. Not doing so "will result in
the student's registration being
cancelled and all courses being
dropped." Catchy phrase isn't it...I
hum it all the time. Nevertheless,
if one were to receive a refund, it
would take the University three
months to process it. Its all true;
have I ever lied to you before?
In Buchannan E Block the list
of professors and their respective
rooms was not updated for about 4
years. But our tuition goes up every year. To pay for nonexistent
teachers no doubt.
My favourite contradiction
involves The Ubyssey though. In
October I did an article on Vander
Zalm's speech at a Young Socreds
breakfast. The piece was generally
a series of quotes and devoi d of any
editorializing. Yet the paper would
not publish it because their Collective decided that the article was
"too right wing and did not present
the other side". They suggested I
contact Harcourt.
In the February 5 edition Rick
Hiebert wrote an article about
Chretien's speech at UBC. The
format: a series of quotes with no
input form "the other side".
Boy have I got contradictions
David Chivo
Arts 4 and sometimes
Ubyssey writer
Ed. note: Rick Hiebert is not a
Ubyssey staffer but the BC Bureau
of Canadian University Press. In
the article cited were the opinions
and actions of students opposed to
Jean Chretien.
The Enemy Is Not Within
by Johanna Wickie
A sad aspect of the Gulf
crisis is the lack of consideration which is being paid to
the men and women who are
currently fulfilling the mandate of military service as set
by the United Nations.
Thousands of Canadian
military personnel are having
to deal with the day to day
reality of putting their lives on
the line in a conflict which
many of their fellow citizens
do not support Although the
right to demonstrate and protect against this government
policy is protected under the
democratic system in Canada,
it is difficult to imagine the
reaction which they have upon
hearing news of demonstrations staged nationally.
The aim of these protestors—the ideal of peace—is one
to be admired. However, at
times it is difficult to believe
that one can denounce Canadian participation while at the
same time supporting the
troops who are serving both
over seas and here in secondary
roles- Unfortunately, numerous
examples of open hostility and
masked hate have been directed
towards these men and women
and their families,    who have
little or no direct involvement
or control in Canadian foreign
No one should tolerate this.
Just as much as protestors have
the right to organize, these
military personal have the right
to perform their jobs free from
the personal harassment which
some have been subjected to.
Everyone should ensure that
these rights are protected universally. Being able to make
independent choices is a precious commodity; threat or intimidation takes this away.
The reality of war is
thankfully   something which
for most have had little or no
direct exposure to. Even the
national media has had difficulty in bringing this to us.
With this cloud the horrors of
war are distent. Some feel a
need to justify with the 'menace' ofthe middle east- some
say that the only evil is that of
economic greed of the industrialized nations. Regardless,
it can be assured that the enemy is not within.
A real effort needs to be
made to support those who
are doing a difficult job—even
more so now with the current
crisis. The families of those
serving must be supported,
particularly their children
who risk losing a parent to a
war which they do not comprehend. This will mean far
more than words. When the
men and women ofthe Canadian Armed Forces return
home, they will know they
were truly supported by both
those opposed to and in support of military intervention.
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targetted for
Safe-Sex article
by Jeff Harrington
HALIFAX (CUP>—The mass media have "missed the boat" in the
brouhaha over a safer-sex article
published in a Newfoundland
student newspaper, say the paper's
"It's really unfortunate the
media pounced on this and defined
it immediately as being about offending people — rather than as a
health education issue," said Gary
Kinsman, a sociology professor at
Memorial University whohas done
extensive research on AIDS education issues.
The February 15 article, called
"A gay men's guide to erotic safer
sex," was part ofthe annual lesbian
and gay supplement published by
The Muse at Memorial University
in St. John's. It used explicit language and erotic scenarios to show
gay men how to enjoy sex while
reducing the risk of spreading
HIV—the virus thought to cause
AIDS. It was accompanied by a
suggestive graphic taken from a
pamphlet on oral sex produced by
the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
Kinsman said the media's
fascination with the various
negative reactions to the article—
rather thanitsintent—has created
a "hysterical" atmosphere which
coul d stifle crucial di scussi on about
AIDS education.
"This is a brilliant illustration
of how the homophobia in society
is preventing us from doing the
effective safe-sex and AIDS education we have to do."
Kinsman said community-
based AIDS groups in New York,
San Francisco, Toronto and
Vancouver have been highly successful in reducing rates of HIV
transmission among men—but
only by using the approach taken
by the article in The Muse. To
work, the message mustbeexplicit,
gay- and sex-positive, actually
show people how to have safe sex
and use language appropriate to
the community it is aimed at.
"This is the type of work that
succeeds. This is what works," said
After the supplement appeared, Memorial president Arthur
May told the St. John's Evening
Telegram the article was "pornographic" and suggested the February 15 edition could raise tuition
fees by hurting alumni donations.
Newspapers and radio shows from
as far away as Montreal called The
Muse after Memorial's student
council said it would establish a
publishing board to oversee the
paper's editorial content. The Royal
Newfoundland Constabulary's
statement that it would launch an
investigation made The Globe and
Mail's national edition. In St.
John's, The Sunday Express advised the lesbian and gay communities to "take care not to lose sight
of their longer-term social goals."
"What long-term goal are they
referring to—that we should book
funeral parlors?" asked Padraic
Brake, the gay rights activist who
co-wrote the controversial article.
Brake, astudentatMemorial,
said explicit, gay-positive education has been proven effective in
study after study. He said the article was a "replication of safe-sex
material used in other North
American cities," based on the
guidelines ofthe Canadian AIDS
Society. The national umbrella
group's booklet on safe-sex education urges that "a variety of spe
cifically tailored terms be used for
the many different needs of people,
in their own erotic vocabularies.
"It wasn't meant to sensationalize, nor to shock anyone. It was
to communicate directly to gay men
in the language that they use,"
said Brake, who estimates there
are over 2,000 lesbians and gay
men among students, staff and
faculty at Memorial.
On February 18, supporters of
The Muse held a press conference
in an effort to focus the media's
gaze on the health angle of the
"Mr. May seems to have lost
sight ofthe fact that pornography
is sexual imagery which presents
a human subject as a sexual object
for the use of the viewer," said
Theresa Walsh, representing the
St. John's Status of Women
Walsh said May was trying to
throw up a smokescreen.
"This article—and the accompanying photograph—depicts a
sexuality which is mutually pleasurable and entered into freely,
not one linked to violence, humiliation or ridicule," she said.
Robin Whitaker, a Memorial
student and former Muse editor,
said the article has been used by
some people as an excuse to gay-
"AIDS is the issue here and
hiding the fact that people are
sexually active and the ways they
are sexually active will only perpetuate the problem," she said.
Biology and Women's Studies
professor Joan Scott said the university should support the article.
"Art May is only exciting
homophobia on the campus when
he should be squelching it," she
"At cinemas, we are exposed
to an avalanche of movies that are
graphic, explicit and full of coercive
sex and violence against women.
The (gay/lesbian) supplement is
completely free of coercive sex,"
Scott said.
May retracted his linkage of
tuition fee hikes and the "pornographic" article the next day.
Muse editor Dawn Mitchell
said that despite the news conference, none ofthe "zillions" of journalists pestering Muse staff
members seem to care about AIDS
education—the point ofthe article
in the first place. Their interests:
"shock value, the police investigation, the (student council) and
May's comments.
"It's totally amazing—they've
blown it all out of proportion. On
TV, we were put ahead ofthe Gulf
War and a possible outbreak of
meningitis," she said.
Kinsman cited the backlash
over the gay-positive article as an
example of attempts by government, religious groups and the
mass media to suppress information about safe sex.
The Muse is one of about a
dozen university newspapers in
Canada which publish annual
lesbian and gay supplements. So
far, at least one of these—The
Ubyssey (February 20)—have reprinted the article in support of
The Muse. The Link at Concordia
University and The Varsity at the
University of Toronto plan to follow
suit this week.
Members of The Muse staff
have yet to hear anything from the
February 26,1991


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