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The Ubyssey Feb 23, 1988

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College faculty occupy
administration building
By Ross McLaren and Tim McGrady
Douglas College faculty members occupied the campus' administration building yesterday in a
"one day silent vigil" to protest the
college administration's bargaining methods.
Over 100 faculty members
were involved in the protest, 10
professors taking one hour stints
in the office holding signs according to Len Millis, president ofthe
Douglas College Faculty Associa
"The college is bargaining
with the faculty on an individual
basis rather than at the bargaining table? said Len Millis, president of the Douglas College Faculty Association. "The college is
bargaining in bad faith?
But Ross Cameron, chief negotiator for Douglas College, said
faculty members were approaching management on a one-to-one
basis asking questions about ne-
Universities solicit
private sector
By Laura Busheikin
with CUP files
A recent trend at B.C. universities to solicit funding from the
community coincides with a study
by a Carleton student saying private sector money is the answer to
government underfunding.
Ben Farmer, an Ontario Progressive Conservative campus association member, said, "Three options remain for post-secondary
institutions: more government
funds, raising tuition and increasing private and corporate donations."
"Raising tuition is not a viable
alternative? he said, because
many students pay with money
loaned from government assistance programs.
And transfer payments from
the federal government are being
misused, said Farmer. Provincial
governments use federal contributions as an excuse to lower their
own funding, he said.
According to Farmer's study,
British Columbia's 25 per cent
decrease in its share of funding
post secondary education is the
largest drop in Canada.
B.C. universities are beginning to actively solicit private sector funding. SFU's Bridge to The
Future Campaign, a five year plan
aimed at raising 32 million dollars
of private-sector funding, started
six months ago.
A similar campaign at UBC is
in its final stages of development.
The university has conducted a
market survey and "consulted
with deans and department heads
about needs? said president
David Strangway.
"We've seen strong support
from the community? he said.
"There is an interest in sharing a
vision of the future".
But critics worry the interest
ofthe private sector is somewhat
less visionary.
"I'd be leery of any plan where
a public institutiion comes under
undue influence by any special
interest group? said Stephen
Scott, research officer ofthe Canadian Federation of Students.
"The companies who can afford funding will be the large privately controlled corporations, not
small businesses, not community
groups, not labour unions? said
But Strangway dismisses the
threat of undue influence. "We're
pressing to keep operating funding (coming) from tuition and government grants? he said. The
money from the private sector will
fund "margins of excellence"
rather than the basic running of
the university, said Strangway.
Scott maintains that private
sector funding is "a bad way to
raise money" for post-secondary
education, and compares it to enrollment limitations as an unacceptable way to deal with the root
problem of government under-
"We need a provincial government that puts a priority on education, one that takes responsiblity
for educating the people of BC, and
one that doesn't shirk that responsibility onto private interest
groups? he said.
University participation
among 18-24 year olds in B.C. is
the lowest in Canada, said Scott.
"The negotiating team is not
under instruction from myself or
management to negotiate with
faculty? said Cameron. "The faculty (association) is indulging in
misinformation to members."
"The faculty is frustrated by
the lack of negotiations and they
expressed it in their demonstration? he added.
The faculty's collective agreement with the college expired 10
months ago. The main stumbling
block in the talks is the contract
hiring clause according to
Presently faculty have the
right to select new teachers, a
right recently accorded faculty by
an Industrial Relations Council's
arbitration decision.
But the administration believes the college should have the
responsibility for hiring.
"The faculty have the right to
spend money not contained in our
budget? Cameron said. "We could
have a $100,000 budget but the
faculty could spend $180,000. We
have no recourse?
But according to a lawyer
representing the faculty, the college administration wants the
power to hire faculty so they can
hire inexpensive teachers, teachers with no experience.
"The college wants to hire
people with less experience at the
lowest salary? said David Reynolds, College Educators Association lawyer. "But the department
should set the criteria of who is
Reynolds said cost savings
should not be made up by hiring
less experienced teachers but by
reducing a top-heavy administration at Douglas College.
"They should fire Ross
Cameron. He doesn't do much for
the place? Reynolds said.
Anena Johnston, president of
Douglas College's student council,
said the students support the faculty.
"Instructors should be hired
on the basis of quality not cost. We
do not want the management to
decide who gets hired,' Johnston
"It is a question of priorities:
the deans just got a raise? she
Last week, 500 Douglas College students rallied in support of
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Fahy resignation surprises
In a move that startled
campus political analysts, new
director of finance Mike Fahy
quietly handed in his resignation last Tuesday.
Fahy was informed last
week of his acceptance into the
commerce department's Portfolio Management Society, a two
year program which includes
four months of work in Toronto.
Fahy said he applied to the
program several months ago but
didn't expect to get in.
"AMS council people understand, and I hope the general student population will understand?
said Fahy, who describes the program as "the opportunity of a lifetime".
New AMS president Tim Bird
agreed, saying Fairy's acceptance
into the program is "the key to a
very bright future".
Fahy will stay for six weeks,
giving the AMS time to elect a new
director of finance.
Bird praised Fahy for his
prompt resignation, calling it
"a respectable gesture to make
sure he won't put us out more
than necessary".
The only way this affects
the AMS is it requires a by-
election which will be a fair
amount of work for the elections commissioner," said
Campus political analysts awash with excitement over resignation
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By Justine Hunter
Victoria (CUP) Health Care
Minister Peter Dueck said Monday he will not interfere with layoffs at Vancouver General Hospital because it would oppose the
government's decentralization
About two hundred health
care workers picketed the legislature yesterday to protest VGH's
recent layoffs of 117 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), orderlies, and
The hospital has an $800,000
deficit and could layoff up to 260
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Gerow said he tried to arrange
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times, but the demonstration was
the only way to get the health
minister's attention.
"He controls the purse strings
of every hospital, andhecangeton
the phone to VGH right now andbe
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Dueck said he doesn't have
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to operate.
"As far as the hospitals are
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within a global budget? he said.
"If we tell them how to run
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the hospital, and that certainly
isn't our desire?
Gerow, who was given a fifteen minute meeting with the
health minister after the pickets
went up, presented a brief which
Dueck said he "would seriously
The brief recommends that
B.C stop replacing LPNs with
registered nurses, and that college
training for LPNs be shifted to a
college apprenticeship program
run by the union and ministry of
labour. It also asks for a study of
nursing staff requirements in the
VGH plans to replace the laid
off workers with RNs, it calls the
union plans "questionnable" because of a shortage of RNs in B.C
and the fact that RNs are paid
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Local revellers celebrate Gung-Hay-Fat-Choy
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Students support tellers' strike
Antigonish, N.S. (CUP)
About fifty St. Francis Xavier
University students crowded past
a teller's picket line to open accounts with eighteen ce:its or one
dollar bills at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Then all
fifty lined up again to close their
The student council-sponsored harrassment tae ric was a
show of support for the eleven
strikers, who walked off the job
November 23.
The council has also vowed to
close its $50,000 account if a settlement isn't reached by May 15.
And St. F.X. professor Father
George Kehoe inserted a message
in support of the strikers on the
back ofthe team list handouts at a
recent basketball game.
"The community support here
- I've never seen anything like it?
says labour historian and Industrial Relations associate professor
Clive Gilson. "Trade unions are
not very popular, they're the traditional bogeymen."
But Professor Gilson says this
fight is "a whole town against the
bank". Five hundred townspeople
turned out for a recent demonstration, and the branch has lost half
its business.
"Everybody knows them?
says Gilson of the strikers.
Local 2107 of the Union of
Bank Employees, affiliated with
the Canadian Labour Congress, is
asking for an across the board fifteen per cent wage hike. And
union officials say that doesn't
even give them parity with their
central Canadian counterparts.
Management is offering five
per cent.
The Bank of Commerce scales
its wages according to where an
employee  is  stationed.  Atlantic
region rates are more than two
dollars an hour behind the rest of
the country. Even tellers in Halifax, 100 miles away, make more
than Antigonish employees.
The strikers make an average
of seven to eight dollars an hour.
According to Statistics Canada, the poverty line for a family of
four is $17,903 a year. Tellers,
typists and clerks all make well
under that cut-off. Supervisors in
Antigonish make $19,000.
Despite annual merit pay increases, employees who have
reached a wage ceiling don't get
Replacement tellers have
been brought in from Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick.
"The bank is making an example of us? says Marion
MacDonald, the local shop steward, "to send out a message that if
you don't like your salaries you
had better be prepared to go on
strike for a long time?
The CIBC has a tough reputation when dealing with strikers. A
walk-out by the company's VISA
workers lasted six months before
the government imposed a settlement. Winnipeg employees were
out for five months.
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4p.m.  FRIDAY,
MAUCH 4'", 1988
SUB 238
Frantic toilers fraught with flatulence
a phetps photo
McGill to monitor arms research
Requiring professors to outline the positive and negative
aspects of their research will now
be part of McGill University's new
policy to monitor its military research.
Amendments to the University Regulation on Research Policy
were adopted following charges
that McGill is restricting the publication of findings from the
school's research on fuel -air explosives for the Department of National Defense (DND).
But the amended policy,
adopted February 10 by the university senate, was criticized as
"totally ineffective" by political
science professor Sam Noumoff.
"We would be deceiving ourselves if we thought we had addressed the problem of military
research through this document,"
said Noumoff, who was the only
senate member opposed to the
"There are no criteria at all
laid out for monitoring research.
The individual is responsible for
judging the ethics of their research
for themselves."
Education professor Eigel
Pederson, also a senate member
said the proposal would provide
"some protection" aganst illegal
military research which was better than "none at all".
"This is an issue on which we
will never be able to get consensus? said Pederson.
The senate reviewed McGiU's
monitoring policy following accusations by graduate student David
Schulze that publication research
findings could be limited by
clauses in the school's fuel air
explosives contracts.
"What the DND has retained
is the right to restrict publication
of any idea, process or invention?
Schulze said.
According to associate dean of
research Bitten Stripp, the
clauses only apply for a 12-month
"If there are open-ended restrictions on publication, we will
not make the contract," she said.
The fuel-air explosives contracts, worth over $225,000, were
awarded to the McGill engineering department by the Defense
Research Establishment, a unit of
the DND. The contracts have been
the target of several student protests, including a six-day occupation of the administration offices
in March 1987.
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One of the most distinguished philosophers in Canada, Professor Charles Taylor excites
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to be imprisoned within a detached conception of an autonomous self." Dr. Taylor will also
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Tuesday, February 23
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Lunch at Hillel House
with guest speaker Dev Karen Ya'ar
(Director of all overseas university
programs in Israel)
Movie: Avanti PopuIq
An Israeli film which portrays the relationship
between Israeli and Egyptian soldiers
7:30 pm
Lassere 102
Wed., Feb. 24
Should Israel Remain Ooen to the Press?
Guest speaker: Ya'acov Ahimeir,
Chief Editor * Anchorman of Israeli TV news
12:30-1:30 pm
Buch. B313
Current Crisis in Israel
Speaker: Ya'acov Ahimeir
Refreshments served
4:30-6:30 pm
Lasserre 102
Thurs. Feb. 25
Society and Technology
in Israel's 40th Year
Speaker: Dr. Avi Ellencweig
visiting prof, at U.B.C.
from Hebrew University of Jerusalem
12:30-1:30 pm
Buch. B313
February 23,1988
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Offered in both English and French, the programme for
1988-89 includes humanities courses focussing on 'The Renaissance' as well as language courses. The faculty are from universities across Canada.
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'-§' Laurentian University
The following is a list of AMS Clubs which will be
deconstituted and have their club accounts frozen
effective February 29, 1988 for failing to adhere
to AMS Clubs regulations. The Clubs listed below
have not submitted either a 1987/88 budget
and/or a membership list and/or a constitution.
Please see the SAC Secretary in SUB Room 252
for more details.
Adventist Youth
Anarchist Club
Business Review
Campus Cavaliers -
Square Dancing
Canada Go Ju-Kai
Charismatic Christians
II Caffe of the AMS
Dominoes Club
Forestry Handbook
International Cooking
Club of the AMS
Ismaili Students Association
Iranian Students Club
IRM Club of the AMS
Karate Club
Kayak Club
Khalsa Kirtan Club
Latin American Solidarity
Law School Glue Club
Law School Soccer Club
Linguistics Circle
Medieval Society
Mountain Bike Club
My Jong Kung Fu Club
Newman Catholic Centre
NSC Student club
Pseudo Intellectual
Students Society Club
Slavonic Circle
Stop the Warships
The AMS Greek Club
The ZZ Phurst Year
Engineers ofthe AMS
UBC Wado Ryo Karate Club
Underwater Hockey Club
Vancouver Adventure &
Travel Club
Womens Underwater
Hockey Club
Basketball   men   capture
home court for semis
By Victor Chew Wong
This weekend the UBC men's
ibasketball team clawed, scratched
jand tore their way to Canada
jWest's second place pulpit by defeating the sixth ranked Univer-
jsity of Saskatchewan Huskies.
! With the 81-80 victory Friday
jand an 89-83 win Saturday at War
Memorial Gym, UBC has secured
home court advantage for the first
round of the Canada West semifinals.
Friday's physical victory
could be credited to UBC's quintet
of forwards who were shuttled in
and out all game to defend against
the Huskies' heralded front line.
UBC's Kathleen Knight (16) helps
first time in over a decade
Birds into post season action for the
Tonight it was the five post
men, (Brent) Hendereson, (Eric)
Kristiansen, (Kevin) Korol, (Mike)
Clarke, (Kevin) Parkinson, who
played ahell of a game? UBC head
coach Bruce Enns said.
Saskatchewan's Byron Tokarchuk, arguably the best player
in Canadian university basketball, suffered the scars of the
physical contest — at game's end
his jersey was torn in half an _
several scratches were engrave .1
on his neck.
J.D. Jackson led the 'Bird.-
scoring attack with 23 point.,
while Mike Clarke added '2.2.
Saturday's game bore the
same physical resemblance to
Friday's slam dance and agair
Enns credited the big men.
"Kevin Parkinson did a masterful job for us inside again tonight," he said.
But even Parkinson's piav
could not eclipse teammate A:
Lalonde's game high 29 points.
"Al did such a great job at both
ends of the court? said Enns. "He
was the key player."
Despite Lalonde's offensive
output the game must be credited
to UBC's interior defence.
"Byron (Tokarchuk)
struggled tonight? Saskatchewan
head coach Guy Vetrie said. "The
T_irds negated his game."
The two teams will have a
chance to negate each other from
the play-offs this coming weekend
at War Memorial Gym in Canada
West semi-final action.
Games for the best-of-three
series will be at 7:30 Friday and
Saturday and 7:30 Sunday if required.
CIAU considers drug testing
for university football players
Ottawa (CUP) Canada's top
university sports authority is considering a nation-wide program of
random drug tests for university
football players.
Under instruction from Sport
Canada, the Canadian In-
teruniversty Athletic Union
(CIAU) set up an ad-hoc committee recently that must decide by
June whether a program is necessary. The tests would look for
abuse of "performance enhancing
drugs", such as steroids, by football players.
The committee must first find
out the extent of drug use among
university athletes before deciding to go ahead  with  a testing
program, according to Bob Pugh,
CIAU executive vice-president
and head of the committee.
But Keith Harris, athletic
director a Carleton Universiy and
a committe member, said testing
up to 7,000 players at $250 per test
may be prohibitive. And he added
that the tests may not be reliable.
"Some days a guy may be good
(negative) and other days he could
be shown bad (positive) depending
on when he last used a drug," he
The CIAU has not decided
how it would punish players that
tested positive if they implemented the tests.
"We must consider whether to
punish just the individual ot the
team too? Harris said.
He said punishing an entire
team because one player tests
positive might "put some teeth"
into a program.
Carleton football coach Ace
Powell said though drug abuse by
athletes is far less common in
Canada than in the U.S., testing
may be necessary for football players as soon as they start university.
"Some of these students out of
high school would rather use the
drugs than build up naturally? he
said. "I think testing is the ultimate education for the players."
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February 23, 1988 Rug-Birds sweep
west coast tour
UBC's John Schupp (light jersey) bids farewell to the ball and to UBC in final home appearance of his career
Volley-Birds spike Dinosaurs
By Jody Woodland
It was a dark and stormy
night. Actually, that's not true; it's
never dark and stormy in California unless you're an American
university rugby team unfortunate enough to play the UBC
The 'Birds returned Sunday
from an undefeated sweep down
the original Lotusland coast.
In eight days, the 'Birds rolled
over the University of California
at Berkeley 35-12, squashed
Santa Barbara 37-0, downed tne
University of California at Los
Angeles 35-6, and beat the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion, San Diego State
University 40-15.
With a game every other day,
temperatures in the seventies and
eighties, billeted accommodations, and the hard-hitting of the
Americans the tour took its toll on
the UBC squad. By tour's end, the
'Birds had lost six starters and a
few back-ups to injury.
Despite the torrid pace ofthe
tour, the 'Birds played their best
game in San Diego, according to
coach Barry Legn.
Legh also defended the rugoy
value of the tour. "It's good for the
'Birds to play against other ur -
versities - against teams that
aren't older, stronger, and more
experienced (as are the 'Birds'
Vancouver opponents  "
The tour's first game agai;: st
Cal-Berkeley saw UBC re tai r :s
title in the original World Cut> Aot
to be confused with iasc summe '.-=
South Pacific extravaganz
This most recent Worlc .a.a
featured UBC against tne i.. >
California schooi. with UBC v.. a
ning the iast several vears. Bu
is not an historical uormnacior -
UCLA defeated UBC tnree o: i .■&
four times tney met in tne sev-.
ties (wnen coach Leeh piaved . :
UCLA.   Berkeley,   and   *■>;•'-
Diego will travel to B.C. in m
March to play the 'Birds aga..
In another game on the wet   -
end, the UBC Frosh were imprc -
sive in downing the Ex-Brits 35-1
in a second division VRU gan;
By Jeremy Fraser
Greg Williscroft and Rick
Kaufmann led the UBC men's
volleyball team to a 13-15, 15-8,
15-6,15-6 victory over the University of Calgary Dinosaurs on Sunday in their last home game ofthe
The 'Birds also won
Saturday's match against the
University of Lethbridge by default because Lethbridge failed to
The first game of the match
was peppered with side-outs with
Randy Gingera establishing himself as Calgary's leading hitter
with six kills. The close game was
ended in Calgary's favor after two
consective well placed kills.
Calgary's Gingera and Kevin
Boyles attempted to shut the
"Birds down with their blocking
but the hitting of UBC proved too
much for them.
Meanwhile, UBC's blocking
was firmly anchored by Kelly
Bukowski who erected a wall
almost every time he went for the
block. Bukowski left the match in
the third game after injuring his
left knee.
In the three games that followed, the "Birds clearly dominated the Dinosaurs with aggressive blocking.
Calgary displayed some effective blocking and hitting, but UBC
retaliated with the hitting of Greg
Williscroft who banged in 25 kills
against the Dinosaurs.
Supporting Williscroft in the
UBC assault were Kaufmann and
Kevin Hooge who scored 20 and 17
kills respectively.
The 'Birds victory over Calgary was important far an outside
shot at qualifying for one of two
wildcard berths for the national
UBC will be considered for a
wildcard berth for the national
tournament in Guelph by the
CIAU selections committee only if
they defeat Calgary and Lethbridge next weekend ir the final*
conference games ofthe season.
Hoop women make play-offs
For the first time in over a   Daphne Armstrong on Friday
decade the UBC women's basketball team has qualified for
the Canada West play-offs.
The 'Birds accomplished
this task by twice defeating the
University of Saskatchewan
this weekend at War Memorial
Gym; 54-40 on Friday, and 62-
39 Saturday.
The   "Birds   were   led  by
with 15 points and by Sue
MacPherson Saturday with
15 points.
UBC earned the right to
face first place Victoria next
weekend in Victoria with a 6-
14 conference record and
fourth place Canada West finish.
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graduating at "Hie "topoP his class.
Student Representatives on
the following Presidential
Advisory Committees:
Child Care Services
Concerns of the
Food Services Advisory
International House Board
of Directors
Land Use Committee
Safety, Security & Fire
Student Placement
Student Services
Student Union Building
Traffic & Parking
United Way Campaign
Walter H. Gage Memorial
War Memorial Gym Fund
Youth Employment Program
Nominations Close
4 p.m. Friday
March 4,1988
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February 23,1988
THE UBYSSEY/7 Ice Birds melted by Huskies
By Sean McLaughlin
The UBC ice hockey team
came out on the short end of the
hockey stick in both games against
the host Saskatchewan Huskies
on the weekend.
The 'Birds were toppled 7-2
Friday and edged 5-3 Saturday by
the ice mutts.
"We weren't on our game Friday, but it could have went either
way? said'Birds head coach Terry
The game was close until the
third period when the 'Birds ran
into penalty trouble.
"The referee was ejecting
players like he was handing out
gum drops? said O'Malley.
Saskatchewan cashed in on
their power play opportunities
ending the T3irds six game unbeaten streak.
Grant Delcourt and Toshiyaki
Sakai tallied for the Thirds.
In Saturday's tete-a-tete the
'Birds went the distance but fell
short on the final scorecard.
"There was back and forth
action? said O'Malley. Carl
CBirds goalie Carl Repp) was spectacular all night."
Sakai notched a pair of power
play goals and Charles Cooper
chipped in a single for the 'Birds.
The season is over for the
'Birds who came in fifth place in a.
division with a four team play-off
"We hope to have a stronger
contender next year,"said
O'Malley. "I have contacts with
the interior and the prairie tier 1
and tier 2 junior leagues, but recruiting in the B.C. interior is difficult because the boys find it too
expensive to go to school out here."
In the meantime the team
continues to practise twice a week
in preparation for several exhibition games including a scrimmage
with the 1972 Team Canada club,
in early March.
Women's volleyball team
drops final game of season
By Franka C-von Specht
About ten volleyball fans
cheered on the UBC women's team
>n vain for the last time this season
on Sunday at War Memorial Gym.
They watched the Thunderbirds volley their way into
extinction (until next September)
as the University of Calgary Dinosaurs trampled their way to victory in three straight games, 16-
The "Birds got off to a strong
start in the first game and led 14-
9 but then fell victim to poor serving and service reception which
crippled their offence.
"We didn't take the opportu
nities. No one was willing to end
the rallies - we weren't forcing the
points? said UBC head coach
Donna Baydock.
The 'Birds lack of intensity
lasted until the third game when
they were behind 7-1. A surge of
energy and winning hits narrowed the margin to 14-12 but the
determined Dinos tightened their
defence for the win.
"We didn't have the killer
instinct? said UBC middle blocker
Trina Hewlett.
"Trina played a heads up
game defensively and offensively.
She pushed hard all game and was
supportive   of her   teammates,"
said Baydock.
Hewlett was deemed UBC's
most val uable player for the match
because of a 10 kill three stuff-:
block performance. Deborah Lan-
don led UBC in kills with 14.
The 'Birds were scheduled to
host the University of Lethbridge
on   Saturday   but   the   elusive
Pronghorns failed to show up be- j
cause of confusion in scheduling.
The   Thunderbirds   finished;
the season in third place, behind '
the universities of Calgary and
Victoria,     in the  Canada West
Conference with a seven win, eight:
loss record.
It's never tec late . . .
Jcin the UDyssey   SUB 241K
I Flashes
to hold
The I-atin American Solidarity
Committee of the AMS is happy
to announce two upcoming noon
hour presentations.
The purpose ofthe club is to
provide a forum for organizations and campaings suporting
human rights, social reform,
and grassroots development.
On Friday Febraury 26 at
12:30 in room 212 of SUB
Christine Lamont from th. Canadian—£1 Salvador University Alliance will be here with a
slide presentation detailing the
current situation in El Salvador. The Alliance is a national
organization doing support
work for the University of El
Salvador and the National
Unity for Salvadoran Workers
(an umbrella organiazation for
labour, students, university
staff, and farmers)
On Friday March 4 at 12:30
in room 212 of SUB The El Salvador Information Office will be
presenting a slide show of the
clandestine radio stations operating inside the country—Ra<iio
Vinceremos and Radio Farabundo Marti.
Take some kids
out to the hall
Baseball coaehes required for
boys teams ages 9-18, Contact
Jim Hall', Kerrisdale Little
League 261-8796
Freedon film
to be shown
Students for a Free South Africa will be presenting the film
"Children of Apartheid" at the
Grad Centre on Friday, February 26.
Feel free to
read for now
It's Freedom To Read Week,
kids so open your eyes and think
about all the things that some
people would like you to not be
able to read. Go to your public
library and exersize your rights.
Police and
media to clash
on ice
The second annua] Police-Media Benefit Hockey Game is
planned for Sunday, February
28, 1988 at UBC Thunderbird
arena. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
and the game will start at 2:00
p»m. Entry is by donation at the
door. Every $1.00 donated gets
a chance at the prizes.
Proceeds from the game
will go toward helping disabled
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February 23,1988 Mulroney books expose PM
By Rick Hiebert
Does Brian Mulroney have
what it takes to be Prime
Two books currently on the
bestsellers list, Friends in High
Places by Claire Hoy and "So,
What Are The Boys Saying?" by
Michel Gratton, may help
answer that question, as they
critically examine Mulroney the
man, politician and Prime
Friends In High Places
By Claire Hoy
Key Porter
"So, What Are The Boys
By Michel Gratton
McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Each book approaches Mulroney from a different perspective. Hoy, a journalist for the
Toronto Sun, is an outside observer. Gratton, a writer for Le
Devoir who served as a press secretary for Mulroney from July
'84 to March '87, chronicles
Mulroney's fall from grace as
those around the PM saw it.
They complement each other
Hoy and Gratton portray Mulroney as a consummate pragma-
tist, a negotiator who sweet
talked his way into the party
leadership, a man who thinks
that it's more important to be
loved and adored than govern
according to conservative
principles. Zealous Mulroney
partisans will probably not be too
happy, but the truth is sometimes painful.
Claire Hoy's fine book has
been a news item since before it
came out last November. Aside
from the "Did Brian really toss
his cookies at Paul Desmarais'
wedding?" furore, Hoy's reas- j
sign em ent by the Sun away from
Ottawa is said to be a result of
political pressure by the badly
stung Tory government on Hoy's
newspaper. i
One can see why the Tories
would be upset. Hoy methodically dissects both the Prime
Minster and his government, j
concentrating on the scandals,
errors and mistakes that plague
His book has enough facts and
intelligent commentary to give it
some rhetorical weight. Should
Mulroney serve only one term as
PM, this book will likely be considered his political epitaph.
According to press reports
and a passage in Gratton's book
Hoy delighted in slamming
Mulroney and his government in
his Ottawa reports for the Sun.
This hatred carries over into his
book and detracts from it.
Hoy's harping on Mulroney's
failures, combined with his unconscious cribbing of press
coverage, makes certain parts of
his book better at inducing sleep
than Sominex. It threatens to
make an exciting subject boring.
Boring, however, is one thing
you can't call Michel Gratton's
"So What Are The Boys Saying?",
Gratton's fascinating autobiographical look at his time as
press secretary to "The Boss".
Gratton's book is what Hoy's
isn't—an insider's look at the
| collapse of the Mulroney mandate. Gratton, who is brutally
frank about his former boss and
the people around Mulroney, is
also disarmingly open and
candid about his own performance on the job.
Gratton's frankness and good
humour about his own experiences make for a very readable
book. His reminisces of foreign
junkets and funnier moments on
the campaign trail add vitality to
his book.
Gratton portrays Mulroney in
a somewhat more sympathetic
vein than Hoy does, although he
is brutal in condemning
Mulroney's faults. His condemnations, however, are more
telling because we see Mulroney
as he is in private—which often
isn't a pretty sight.
Gratton's book is most
valuable in its exploration of
Mulroney's love affair with the
media. Although Hoy does have
an interesting chapter on the PM
and the press, Gratton's treatment is much better. Mulroney,
says Gratton, is nearly pathetic
is his desire to be publicly loved
and admired. Constantly, he
writes, Mulroney would use the
phrase "So, what are the boys
saying?" when greeting him,
hoping for positive coverage from
the "boys" ofthe press.
The two journalists, evidently
tipped off that their books would
be coming out at the same time,
make sure to blast each other.
Gratton, writes Hoy, was
"capable of loutish behaviour" on
the job and Hoy's account of
Gratton's own mini-scandal
paints the latter in a very
negative light. Hoy, writes
Gratton, loved to take cheap
shots at Mila Mulroney in print,
and was so proud of his unilin-
gual status that he'd said that he
wasn't worried about covering
news in francophone Third
World countries because "If it's
important, they'll say it in English!"
These books, although not on
the bedside table at 24 Sussex
Drive, are solid bedtime reading
for any armchair politician.
Would you buy a used car from this man?
"Bim" at Van East
By Deanne Fisher
\/\/    hat do you get when
V V     you cross James
Dean with Ronald Reagan?" Roy
Forbes, B.C.'s homegrown folk
musician, previously krown as
Bim, introduces one of his more
political songs with this joke.
Forbes recently released his fifth
album and is now gearir.g up for
a set of five concerts at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre this
Forbes, who grew up in
Dawson Creek and has devoted
fans throughout Canada as well
as in the U.S., claims he puts as
much effort into his lyrics as his
musical arrangements. "I work
hard on both? he says. The
results of his efforts are obvious.
i Forbes' music is a synthesis of
i poetry, emotion, images of the
British Columbian landscape, an
instantly recognizable high-
pitched voice, energy and
| expertise on the guitar.
Forbes is humble about his
lyrics. "When I read (Canadian
poet) Michael Ondaatje or someone, I figure it's time to go back
! to the drawing board." The
poetry of Forbes' latest album,
j "Love Turns to Ice", seems to shy1
away from the political and
reflect the romantic, introspective Forbes, exemplified with
lyrics like those ofthe title track
of his latest album:"Then I realized/That when trust turns to
suspicion/Doors are locked, you
pay the price/It's all a part ofthe
human condition...."
Roy Forbes
Vancouver East Cultural
Febraury 23 - 27th
Still, Forbes likes to think or"
himself as "a subtle social critic".
"If something bugs me, I write
about it." says Forbes, but the
most he will say about his political direction is "I am a member
ofthe NDP party."
This week's concerts will feature much of the new album but
lots of the old stuff too, according
to Forbes. His music still
reflects his upbringing in
northern B.C. in songs like "Winterkill" and the varied influences
of artists like Wilf Carter, Elvis,
and Bob Dylan.
For Bim fans who can't get
used to the name change, Forbes
claims he does not resent still
being referred to as Bim. "If
people call me Bim, I still
answer? says Forbes. He can't
really explain why he went back
to Roy Forbes except that "it just
felt right?
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Alice in Vanderland
Once upon a time, in a tiny coastal village surrounded by snow-capped mountains, there lived a king
who wore wooden shoes. The king was proud of his
wooden shoes, and every day he would walk through the
kingdom clip-clopping along the cobblestone streets, and
rejoice in the lovely noise he made.
The king passed the rest of his royal hours practising
his smile in the mirror, and dancing on his royal desk
making beautiful designs with his wooden shoe prints on
the parchment which accumulated in his chambers daily.
Sometimes he would do this to the tune of his favorite
Doris Day songs, for he loved music.
When the royal schedule allowed it, the king would
spend his hours in the beautiful gardens which he and his
wife, the beautiful Hedabanda, had plantetfin the lettuce
years of their love.
One day, as the king and Hedabanda promenaded
through their fantastic gardens, they heard a voice.
"King? said the voice, "you are on a mission!" The couple
stopped in their tracks. The King looked at Hedabanda,
who smiled knowingly and nodded.
The netft day, the citizens waited by their shuttered
windows for the echo of the king's shoes on the cobblestones. But all was silent in the kingdom.
The citizens were concerned. "Who will make the
decisions if the king is gone?", they pondered. After a few
moments of anxious thinking, the citizens decided to seek
the king out.
They went to the gardens, but all they saw was a tiny
train going around and aroud in circles. They ran to the
castle, but the king was nowhere to be found.
The citizens were frantic, and there was talk of
dissension in the court. As the citizens gathered together
in the castle, they heard the rustle of parchment in the
kings chambers. They rushed to the door. "Who's there?"
they whispered in unison. Silence.
For an eternity they waited, for an eternity there was
silence. Suddenly amidst the dust covered documents a
tiny cough was heard.
Out from the mountains of dusty, splintery parchment emerged a tiny man in a bedraggled three-piece
navy blue suit. Prom the large dimensions of his backside, and his nimble fingers, it was clear to the citizens
that this creature was a native ofthe land of Bureaucracy,
a far away place which they thought existed only in fairytales.
"I'm Mr. Poo", he said with a twisted smile, "I'll be
making the decisions in the king's absence?
"But you have no wooden shoes, and what do you
know about our village?" cried the citizens. "And where
is the king anyway?"
Mr. Poo looked on from behind his bifocals, and
wrung his hands. "I do not know where the king is, nor
does it really matter. For I am a part of all that ever was,
and ever will be."
The citizens looked on in amazement, and paid
hommage to their new leader.
And so life continues in Vanderland until the king's
return. And the citizens still wait for the wakening call
of wooden shoes on cobblestone streets.
Granville turf trammelled
Living in the centre ofthe city is stifling. Towering
slabs of concrete, masses of faceless people in depressing
pin-striped prison suits.
Stroll down Granville Street - it's not a sanctuary but
it oozes a freedom you feel in few other corners ofthe city.
On Robson you're assaulted by clothing stores, shoe
stores, cafes, more clothing stores...
On Granville you're more likely to be assaulted - by
Christian groups staging the ressurection of Jesus, by
rummies begging a quarter, by street musicians and pedlars, by punks, by freaks, by junkies. Hey, it's not paradise, they'll tell you, it's a living. And more - it's alive.
Vancouver City Council will vote today on whether
to widen the streets of Granville Mall and turn it into
another Robson Street. Ifyou care, be there.
FEBRUARY 23,1988
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As the roseate dawn broke slowly over the mountainous backdrop which softly nestles
Vancouver in its cozy bosom and as the date grey sea washed slowly over the ancient sandstone
cliffs eroding to form Wreck beach while the laiy seagulls wheeled freely in the pale morning _ky,
Laura Busheikin appeared an the horison, prepared to edit out unnecessary adjectives. Victor
Chew Wong was already wor king an duously with Corinne Bjorge perfunctorily inflating Franka
Cordua von Specht's already gargantuan .ports wtixy with words like "phenomenal* and 'dipsy-
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re-insert the words "supercilious" and "obsequious* which were rudely excised from Katherine
Monk's protracted revue of Elynn Richter'a magnanunous interpretation of Deanne Fisher's
unappreciative opinion of Derek Craig's somnambulistic wigging. According to the astute Steve
Chan, despite the influential auapices nf Kevin Harrii, RD. Shore had slyly deleted the aforementioned adjectival polysyllables with his trusty Xaeto knife while Chris Wiesenger carefiilly
distracted Mandel Ngan by boldly promising to quickly but fLrmiy instruct Mike Gordon and Sean
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became the unwilling bmefibary of her excision exercise. Her vorpal sword went snicker snack
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In response to Bob
Seeman's letter and the
Ubyssey correction (Ubyssey Feb 17 1988)— we are
all pleased to hear, Bob,
that not every woman
downtown wearing a miniskirt is a prostitute.But
what was your original
comment intended to
mean? The woman portrayed in Double Dragon
may or may not be intended
to suggest a prostitute.
There is nothing to indicate
that that is the case. And
what if she is a prostitute?
Are we more likely to condone violence against her?
The issue is that Double
Dragon portrays violence
against a woman. Period.
Regardless of her vocation.
The opening sequence of
the game would be no more
or less objectionable if she
were an accountant in
pants and a blazer carrying
a briefcase. This woman is
portrayed as a victim; as
something to be assaulted
and then fought over by two
men. She is helpless. Violence against women is the
issue at stake in Double
Dragon — not whether a
prostitute is more or less
vulnerable or a more acceptable target than any
other woman. Clearly, she
is not. I would like to remind you that in your new
capacity as an AMS governor, you are quotable —
your most offhand comment may be taken as your
position on the topic. I invite you to clarify your position —- or the students of
UBC will be forced to believe that you hold a
woman's vocation to be a
determining factor in the
acceptability of violence
against her and that you
Seeman's stock slips as students slam video statement
have disregarded the larger
issue in play in this controversy — namely, the portrayal of violence against
women in general, and the
amount of tolerance it receives from us, the public.
Kelly Duncan
Arts 4
Bob Seeman's letter of
Feb. 17 makes me wonder
what kind of person we have
elected to represent our
interests on the Board of
Governors. Though The
Ubyssey may have erred in
reporting what is definitely
an implication of Seeman's
statement as an actual
quote, the fact remains that
Seeman has some very odd
opinions about women,
prostitutes, and violence.
For the sake of argument, let's analyse what
according to Seeman is the
real quote: "The woman in
the video game looks like a
prostitute downtown in a
mini-skirt? Let's put that
quote in context — in the
beginning sequences of the
game Double Dragon, a
woman is assaulted and
carried off; the player then
directs his character to give
chase, assaulting every
other character that appears, until the end of the
game, where the woman is
found hanging (tied) from a
wall. The player "wins' by
securing the release of the
I don't know where
Seeman gets the idea that
the woman is a prostitute. It
doesn't tell you in the game,
nor is the woman labelled
"Prostitute". The game has
inspired negative reaction
because in the opening sequences, a woman is beaten
unconscious. That's the
point! Seeman's statement
implies that it's somehow
justifiable to clobber the
woman because she's a prostitute. How do we know
she's a. prostitute? Well —
she's downtown and she's
wearing a mini-skirt! It's
easy to see how The Ubyssey
inferred that Seeman's definition of a prostitute was
"any woman downtown in a
mini-skirt? The further
inference is that Bob Seeman doesn't object to violence towards prostitutes.
It might be appropriate
to ask Bob Seeman to make
a public apology to all
women for his ill-thought
Chris Wiesinger
Arts 4
Perhaps Bob Seeman
did not make the "foolish
statement" attributed to
him by Corinne Bjorge, and
perhaps he deserves the
retraction and apology he
seeks because ofthe misquotation. However, the confusion in Ms. Bjorge's mind is
understandable. The statement Mr. Seeman does
admit to making was
equally foolish.
What Mr. Seeman
seems to infer in his admitted statement is that it is
acceptable to portray a
woman being beaten if she
"looks like a prostitute
downtown in a miniskirt?
And you will notice that Mr.
Seeman did not say that the
character was a prostitute
(and thus presumed evil
and in need of a beating
along with the rest of the
bad guys), but that she
looked like a prostitute.
Why? Because she was
wearing a miniskirt?
Surely some women other
than prostitutes wear
miniskirts. Is it not conceivable that a woman that
Mr. Seeman assumes is a
prostitute because she is
downtown wearing a miniskirt and has that "look"
may in fact not be a prostitute? And to the crux of the
matter, is it acceptable to
portray a prostitute being
I say to you, Mr. Seeman, that the portrayal of
violence by men towards
women, any woman, is unacceptable and abhorrent,
in any form. It is certainly
not acceptable on a video
game played by youngboys.
Your attitude, Mr.
Seeman, ranks right up
there in the macho scale
with those who feel that
rape victims ask for it and
those husbands who intimate to their male bonding
buddies that the "little
woman" is o.k. but she
needs a smack now and
then to keep her in line.
There is no need for me
to read untrue statements
to lower your reputation in
my mind, Mr. Seeman. The
statement you did make
accomplishes that on its
own. How you managed to
get elected as my representative on the Board of Governors is beyond my ken.
Surely you don't belong
there. It is you, Mr. Seeman, who should be offering an apology.
Terry Hoople
UBC admin anti-union: ESL
I am writing in response to your article of
January 29, 1988, entitled
"Union Faces Opposition",
about the instructors at
UBC's English Language
What is at issue here is
whether the instructors will
be allowed to organize together as a union and negotiate with their employer.
The instructors want to
unionize. UBC is doing all
in its power to prevent that
from happening.
We   were   not   always
trade unionists. A year ago
we only wanted some in-
provement in what were the
worst working conditions of
any E.S.L. teachers in the
province. We earn less than
half the salary of E.S.L. instructors at community colleges; we receive no benefits; we have very little job
security, despite the fact
that we run an extremely
successful cost-recovery
program. In 1986 we formed
an informal association to
bargain with the University,   but   the   University
stonewalled for over a year.
In September of 1987
we formed a Union and requested that UBC voluntarily recognize that Union and
bargain with it. UBC ignored that request. On
September 25, 1987, we
applied to the I .R.C. for certification. A certification is
simply a piece of paper that
recognizes a union as representative of a particular
group of employees and
which requires an employer
to bargain with that union.
UBC fought back vigorously over the next several
months.     Dr.  Dybikowski
says "the University is not
taking the position that it is
against unionization, per
se." Clearly this is not a
position UBC wishes to be
seen publicly to take. Dr.
Dybikowski recognizes that
such a position would be
oppressive and publicly
untenable. However, the
instructors who have been
involved in this matter
know that that is exactly
UBC's motivation: to oppose unionization.
Peter Miller, President,
ESL, Sessional Instructor's
February 23,1988 Geers correct
CUP story
This letter is to correct the many
false statements brought forth in
the CUP article "Geers Move To
Remove Sexist Image". It is unfortunate that this article was wired
through the CUP, since the account of the motion passed at the
20th Congress of Canadian Engineering Students was so grossly
incorrect. The motion outlined in
the article was not passed, but
after four ammendments, a motion in an entirely different context from the original was passed
unanimously by the floor. The
final motion stated that the National Executive would collect a
dossier on all its members activities [fundraising, social, and mass
participation activities] so they
could be discussed at next years
congress in Halifax. The motion
did not commit the Executive to
assemble a "watchdog" dossier on
Societies that hold activities that
might "promote a negative image"
of engineering students. The
CCES has been and always will be
a conference for exchanging ideas
and information between Canadian engineering students, and
not a disciplinary forum.   In re
gards to the McGill delegates attacking the emblem of the
Lakehead Engineers, the
Lakehead delegates' argument
that they were entitled to make
their own decisions "held like ice"
on the general plenary floor.
Thank you for allowing the members ofthe UBC delegation to clarify this matter.
Jon Larter
Marni Blacom
John Elliott
Colin Conner*
Steven Krantz
Greg Smith |
Applied Science 3&4
... on abortion
We have gathered here today
to speak of Bill Vander Zalm's big
decision last week. Basically, the
province is not going to pay for
abortions on demand. Unfortunately, Zalm said he would be
'disturbed' were he to discover that
even rape victims were being
compensated by the province for
terminating their pregnancies.
This staunch 'attitude' is oozing
out, of course, after the recent
Supreme Court decision ruling
therapeutic abortion committees
What we plainly have here is
yet another case of discrimination
on the part of provincial government. Therapeutic abortion
committees are now viewed at the
federal level as being unconstitutional and discriminatory, and
here, we have the return of the
'thin blue nose,'reacting and nullifying the effect of the Supreme
Court ruling. After what we initially regarded as a crucial move
by the Supreme Court, we find
that in B.C. the same people are
getting the short end of the stick.
The rich could always go down to
Seattle or to a B.C. hospital that
had an active therapeutic abortion
committee. Before the Supreme
Court ruling, a woman would have
to go through the committee and
pay travelling expenses if she was
not living close to a hospital that
| Perspective \
did have a committee. Now, a
woman may procure an abortion
at any hospital but she will have to
pay upwards of $350 in the majority of cases. This is if we are right
in assuming that, given the increased accessibility of abortion
facilities, physicians will adopt a
narrower definition of what constitutes the 'considerable threat to
life' that warrants medical coverage. In a word, it was overheard
the other day that, "the poor
women have become the incubators of the rich."
Well, it appears that Zalm is
perpetrating one ofthe most horrendous no-nos in the modern
democratic state.   That is, as a
politician in a position of power, he
invokes his personal religious orientation in policy-making. Not
only that, he has furthered, with
this latest ejaculation, what appears to have become a tradition
with B.C. government - to
staunchly remain out-of-step with
the rest of Canada in the most
ludicrous, 'provincial' manner
Zalm's moral imperative: he
wants B.C. to have 'the highest
moral standards? based upon a
sound Christian-moral interpretation of right and wrong. Zalm
doesn't seem to can; what the
prevalent attitude governing this
(or that) issue happens to be.
Anyone in a democratic state who
does this is failing the population
in one of the most fundamental
and heinous ways. Tae situation
is now more discriminatory than it
was before. This is a democracy for
crying out loud and moral precepts
are determined by the people and
not Vander Zalm, 'maker of laws.'
Jennifer Morrisson
Douglas Willoughby
Philosophy 4
... on ecology
Welcome to "Beautiful British
Columbia", one ofthe most scenic
places in the world. The government has spent years of careful
consideration preparing the landscape for your enjoyment.
As this your first visit, you
must see the untamed west coast,
where you can observe the timeless beauty of clearcut logging and
What is more beautiful than
devastated mountainsides, upon
which the second growth won't be
thriving for at least one hundred
years. The desecrated mountains
will be around for generations,
even your children will be able to
enjoy the hilltop near Long Beach
that was given a mohawk by a
creative logging company.
Clearcutting is a clever technique. Rather than the loggers
wasting all sorts of time and
money selectively cutting the best
trees, they cut them all down. In
doing so they have created a tourist attraction. People flock to see
the acres of land which are intricately decorated with rotting logs.
As you travel along the Island
Highway, you will be exposed to
many fine examples of clearcutting. However, in order to enjoy
our other main attraction, you will
have to venture into one of our
parks. Inside Strathcona Park is
one of our most breathtaking and
awesome industrial ventures:
stripmining. The beauty of the
mines is overwhelming. All the
surface layer is stripped away to
expose the underlying ore. Great
amounts of machinery is needed to
remove the ore quickly and
cheaply. Often the toxins from the
mine poison the nearby water
sources. Occasinally the miners
dig even deeper, creating open pit
mines. As these are sjch popular
spots mining com paries are endeavoring to create more works of
this magnitude.
Aside from the modern beauty
that the government has encouraged our resource irdustries to
create for you, there is still some
untouched land tha: is of relatively little interest. In these areas, the forests are lush and the
wild life thrives. Although this
may strike you as ordinary and
unappealing, many tourists make
special detours to these areas to
laugh at the radic.il environmental groups which are always
protesting against the correct
utilization ofthe land.
So look around, enjoy the
magnificent landscape carved out
by B.C.'s loggers and miners. But
remember, don't litter and don't
throw away lit cigarettes, we must
keep B.C. beautiful.
Diane Selkirk
... on Israel
Recent reports in the news
media tell about the current persecution and suffering of the Palestinian people in Israel throughout
the occupied territories of the
West Bank and Gaza Strip. Media
coverage, which focuses attention
mainly when blood is shed, reveals
the Israeli regime ruthlessly
squashing oppressed people's
rights by imposing curfews on
their home refugee camps, blocking food supplies (Time Magazine,
January 25,1988), jailing, torturing and imprisoning Palestinians
and deporting them from their
own homeland. Foreign visitors
who witnessed the confrontations,
British Foreign Junior Minister
David Mellor and US Republican
Senator John Chafee, have faulted
Israel's brutal handling of the
situation. Mellor described the
conditions in those camps as "an
affront to civilised values" (Time,
January 18,1988.)
What is surprising is the cool
response from the majority of
North American Jewish communi
ties to protest Israeli human
rights violations and brutal actions, while being very outspoken
about their own accomodating
minority rights here. The power of
these communities to influence
Israel's policies is phenomenal -
lobbies for US assistance have
resulted in over $3 billion US in
•Joans and military hardware
being sent to the Israelis. In addi •
tion, more than one billion dollars
| Perspective I
is raised annually by Jewish charities! Israel's survival depends on
those powerful communities; the
west's biased policies toward the
region are shaped by this strong
minority influence. What matters
is these communities' lack of responsibility and silence toward
the injustice committed by Israel
against another nation. Very few
North American Jews protested
against Israel's committing genocide and treating the Palestinians
as worse than second class citizens. It is amazing to see more
criticism within Israel than has
been voiced here in North America.
It is also shocking to see the
horrors in the occupied territories
continue and not a single 'Christian' organisation here has ever
expressed concern for the Palestinian population under attack.
(This is mainly true ofthe Protestants, since at least the Vatican
raises the issue now and then.)
Christianity originated in this
same territory called the Holy
Land. It seems that the majority of
Christians are not even aware of
the injustice done to the people of
the Holy Land and th.it they have
not been informed by their own
leaders. Christian silence or ignorance in this part of the world is
shameful. The Palestinian people
are appalled and embarassed
about the cool response from their
fellow believers in the western
world. It is time for a major segment i>f this society tr .vake up and
stand up for their vaiur-5 and
Ibrahim Al Hammad
civil engineering -grad student
UBC Faculty & Staff
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February 23,1988
THE UBYSSEY/11 Budget offers
little to students
By Laurel Hyatt
Ottawa (CUP)
The federal budget released
last week is "blah" and includes
little for post-secondary education
ano students, said a spokesperson
for the Canadian Federation of
This budget didn't hold any
surprises....it maintained the
status quo,"' said CFS information
officer Catherine Louli. "It's just a
blah budget. There's not much
concrete to chew at."
Opposition critics say finance
minister Michael Wilson was too
vague in outlining where the government will spend its $132.25
billion in 1988-89.
The central feature of the
government's policy is the five
year $1.3 billion science and technology pool unveiled last month in
Toronto. That figure will include
funding  for   university   scholar
ships and the creation of additional "centres of excellence".
But the money remains
unallocated. A senior government
official said no decision has been
made on how much universities
will receive, or where the balance
will be spent.
"There just isn't anything in
the budget that talks about post
secondary education? said Don
Lenihan, a researcher for NDP
critic Howard McCurdy.
"The fact that there isn't any
mention of post-secondary
education means the government doesn't consider it a priority? Lenihan said. "They don't
want to address it because they
don't want to spend money."
CFS says the government
made a mistake leaving out programs for students. "It's an election year and students are half a
million   voters   and   absolutely
nothing has been done (to help I
them), Louli said.
"We were a bit disappointed.
We expected something with job
creation." Louli said she hoped the
budget would have outlined
money for student jobs. The
government's biggest program,
Challenge '88 was given the same
amount of money as last summer's
The budget contained "nothing with regards  to youth programs,   employment   programs   >
....We saw absolutely nothing and
we   found   that   disconcerting? j
Louli said.
Both CFS and Howard
McCurdy's office are awaiting
next week's announcement of how
much money the federal government will transfer to the provinces
for post-secondary education.
But McCurdy's researcher
isn't expecting an increase.
"Transfer payments have been
going down? said Lenihan. "They
have been cut dramatically, that's
basically old hat. We'd like to see i
an increase, very definitely." !
Cow crap game slammed
Montreal (CUP)
A winter carnival activity in
which students bet on where a cow
will defecate has come under criticism at Concordia University.
In the game, a real cow selected from an agriculture college
is put on a football field divided in
squares. Students bet about two
dollars per square on where the
cow will relieve herself. Winners
can earn from three hundred to
five hundred dollars and profits
are given to charity.
According to Joanna McLean,
a executive for the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty against
Animals (SPCA), the game is dan
gerous for the animal.
"These particular cows are
highbred and they are not supposed to be outside this time ofthe
year? she said. They could easily
get sick and injured."
Carnival organizers say however that the carnival is going on
and that's the point of having this
game — to raise school spirit? said
organizer Ian McLean. "I grew up
on a farm and I've done a lot of
work with animals. It's not dangerous."
The SPCA's McLean said the
game would be an embarrassment
for the university.
"What a stupid thing to do ?
Suspect animal behind bars
she said?to have students bet and
then wait around for the cow to
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