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Students fight back
We want Doug
yell protesters
Administration president Doug Kenny failed to show up for
Wednesday's student rally so the students went looking for
Chanting "We want Doug," and "They say cut back, we
say fight back," 150 students marched to Kenny's office and
waited for more than an hour in the hall.
"We're going to get Doug Kenny, who is supposedly president of this university, to talk about what he thinks about students at this university," accessibility committee member Brad
Stock told the students who followed him to the hallway of the
old administration building at noon.
When students found Kenny was not in, they continued to
the faculty club where they protested the faculty's absence
from the rally. The faculty association voted not to support
the class boycott and rally.
"This will help Kenny realize that he has a responsibility to
the students of this university," accessibility committee chair
Maureen Boyd said outside Kenny's office.
Together with students at the rally, Boyd and Stock formulated four demands for Kenny, including: the abolition of indexed tuition fees; a freeze on tuition fee increases until an accessibility study is finished; increases in student aid; and increases of student input into post-secondary educational institutions.
Students were angry at Kenny's absence, and vowed to wait
until he returned. "He hasn't shown up, which reinforces our
opinions of the administration," said Bill Clark, arts 3. "They
don't give a damn about the student body."
Gene Long, arts 3, said, "I don't think we should have any
illusions about Kenny being on our side."
"This is the first university in the country to come up with
this idea of indexing tuition fees. Our would-be representatives
haven't been on our side for a long time," he added.
When it appeared Kenny was not going to show up, the
crowd marched to the faculty club, chanting "We want
Doug," and "Faculty support!" Students flooded into the entranceway of the faculty club, but found no sign of Kenny
"I wasn't aware there was a class boycott," education professor Robert Conry said over lunch. "I was here the last time
students occupied the faculty club," he said, referring to the
1968 student occupation of the prestigious club led by Yippie
leader Jerry Rubin. "This is a much more orderly and focus-
sed thing than the last time," Conry said.
See page 2: WE
—eric eggetteon photo
leans to the right
Cap unsatisfied
with gov't talks
Special to The Ubyssey
VICTORIA — Thirty angry Capilano College students took
their grievances about inadequate education funding directly
to the provincial legislature Wednesday, only to leave eight
hours later more frustrated and disillusioned than before.
The students went to Victoria to directly petition education
minister Brian Smith about the severe financial restraints his
ministry's policy is placing on community colleges like
Capilano, which faces a $400,000 deficit next year.
But Capilano student, faculty and support staff representatives emerged "wholly unsatisfied" from a 30 minute closed
meeting with Smith.
"The first thing he said when he walked in was, 'Cutbacks,
what cutbacks?' " student representative Catherine Ludgate
said. "He attacked us for crying wolf, but he didn't have
anything substantial to prove the problems weren't there. We
spent five months trying to get to meet him, and all we get in
return is 30 minutes of bullshit."
Capilano student Stephen Howard said Smith promised the
college's budget would be raised 10 per cent next year, an
amount Howard says means further cutbacks in services and
teaching staff because of inflation.
"The meeting only confirmed our original thoughts that the
minister is incompetent," Howard said. "His inaccessibility
only delayed the formation of our impression of his inadequacies.
"I think it's quite clear that the minister just supplied the
rhetoric, while the bureaucracy behind him actually supplies
the policy."
The protestors' demand to meet with Smith was taken up by
New Democrat MLAs, who hoped to embarass the government by attacking Smith during question period.
But the Socreds diffused the issue by announcing in the
legislature that Smith would meet with the student legislation.
Smith's office had earlier said he would not speak to the protestors until later this week.
The students had also planned to camp on the legislature's
grounds until an audience with Smith was arranged.
"There's no reason at all we should have to go to these
lengths to meet with him," Ludgate said. "He treated the
meeting almost as if it was a favor to us, when actually it is his
A chance meeting with premier Bill Bennett on a Victoria
street a few hours later reflected the students' frustration, as
Bennett and Howard exchanged barbs.
See page 7: MY Page 2
Thursday, March 19,1981
<We don't want
Doug,' chant
angry students
From page 1
There was general support for the
rally's demands both from
onlookers and students involved in
the rally. "I'm glad this is finally
happening. It's about time students
at UBC got off their asses," said
Philip Ditchburn, anthropology 3.
A student eating his lunch nearby
said, "There's no justification for
increasing the fees if it means some
people won't be able to go to school
because of the cost."
Kenny finally arrived to find 100
students crammed into the hall by
his office. He denied charges that
he was out of touch with student
"I haven't been a silent partner.
My public stance on funding of
education is well known," Kenny
told the students.
When pressed about student
demands, Kenny replied he is
"unalterably" opposed to differential fees, which require foreign
students to pay higher tuition fees.
Asked about the current policy of
indexing tuition fees to at least 10
per cent of the university's
operating budget he said, "I don't
agree with you on that. I think the
public in general supports students
paying 10 per cent (of the cost of
their education)."
Kenny said he did not attend the
rally because of a "business appointment downtown."
Brad Stock pressed Kenny for a
future meeting, but Kenny insisted
on dealing with student council.
Kenny finally agreed to help set up
a committee to investigate the
students' demands, providing
details can be worked out.
"You've been selling us down the
tubes," one student shouted at him,
but Kenny said he felt he was properly representing the university
Stock questioned Kenny on increased student representation on
the board of governors, but Kenny
redirected the question. "That issue
should really be addressed to the
government," he said.
Kenny earlier suggested that
students take their complaints
about tuition fee indexing to the
board of governors. There are currently two student representatives
on the 15-member board which is
responsible for the financial administration of the university.
After Kenny spoke to students
and a barrage of television cameras,
students marched out of the old administration building chanting,
"We don't want Doug."
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Page 3
Protesters rail over rising costs
About 600 students shouted support for unified action against government cutbacks and tuition fee increases at a noon rally at SUB plaza
"It's time we stood up and said
we have had enough of this," Maureen Boyd, student accessibility
committee chair, told students.
Vancouver school board chair
Pauline Weinstein said women, ethnic  students,  people on low in
comes, and single parents are primary victims of university cutbacks.
"Public schools and universities are
seen as second and third class priorities," she added.
Though student and labor groups
were represented at the rally, neither the university administration
nor the faculty sent representatives.
Students boycotted classes between
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in order
to participate.
"It's time for us to take some ac
tion," committee member Brad
Stock said. "We have to create a
student consciousness across the
province and across the country to
take action."
"This government refuses to deal
with students because we have a
case and they don't," Steve Shallhorn, B.C. Students Federation
spokesperson, told the crowd.
"That's why (university president
Doug) Kenny is not here. He and
universities minister  Pat  McGeer
don't have answers to our questions," he said.
"By not coming here they're expressing as loudly and clearly as
they could the contempt they hold
for students and for everyone else at
the university," political science
professor Phil Resnick said.
Resnick warned that if tuition
fees continue to rise 13 per cent
each year, fees will be $2,000 by
"Inevitably that closes the university to people on the bottom half
of the class structure in Canadian
society," he said.
"In the end changes aie not going
to be given. Rights have to be gotten through militancy.
'The ultimate goal has to be free
tuition from kindergarten to university," Resnick said. It is not an unjust demand, he added, citing the
case of tuition-free France.
The speakers agreed UBC needs
more funding, but disagreed about
proper courses of action.
"I don't think the governments
are bent on destroying post-secondary education. I think they just
don't know," Alma Mater Society
president Marlea Haugen said,
recommending an information
campaign to Victoria.
"We're facing a situation where a
lot of younger faculty members
aren't being hired," she said.
"There's no growth in this university. That's because there's not
enough money."
—stuart davls photo
BALKED BED RACERS are bemused and bewildered by mob of banner-bearing demonstrators on way to draw
administration president Doug Kenny from his cosy office into the open. Bedpanners in midst of anachronistic
health sciences hijinks found themselves powerless in path of protesters panning pernicious policies of government. That's progress.
Commerce faces forced cuts
Senate voted to reduce next
year's enrolment in the commerce
faculty by 100 students at its
Wednesday night meeting.
"We simply do not have the
facilities to accommodate all the
students who want to get in," commerce dean Peter Lusztig told
senate. "It's a very difficult decision for us to make."
"Our faculty is just sick about
it," he said after the meeting.
Senate accepted the admissions
committee recommendation to
restrict enrolment for 1981-82 to
850 students from 950. The proposal now goes before the board of
Some   senators   opposed   the
Brown suds
Last Friday a team from The
Ubyssey breezed elegantly to victory in the first annual arts yacht
race. This predictable win resulted
in the Ubyssey One team being
presented with $100.
Since this ill-gotten elitist prize
represents a surplus in staff funds,
it is to be redistributed to the
students immediately after being
converted into a more valuable liquid commodity.
That's tomorrow, Friday, Mar.
20 at noon in The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241k in the north east corner
of the second floor. Absolutely free
to any student who comes by, we
will be giving away our winnings.
Cases of them. Come on by for
barley sandwiches for lunch.
motion because it demonstrates the
university is willing to accommodate cutbacks.
But as one student senator said,
"unfortunately budgetary matters
play a very large role in this.
Perhaps there are insufficient funds
for students to get the service they
Lusztig attrbuted the enrolment
reduction in part to the funding
policy of the Universities Council of
B.C. He said UBC received proportionately less funding than other
universities this year, and "that
really clobbered us."
"There went my chances for getting the university to help me out,"
he said.
Lusztig stressed he was "not bitching about government funding,"
but was lamenting the method
UCBC used to distribute funds.
He said a major part of the problem was the university's inability
to attract new professors. "There is
a shortage of good staff," he said.
"And there is a certain standard (of
education) our students and faculty
have come to expect."
Staff shortage problems plague
the faculty because "our growth
was just well beyond anything we
predicted," he said. "All professional faculties are growing."
He said tremendous increases in
enrolment began about eight years
"People said, Hhis can't go on.'
But it did go on."
He said a major problem UBC
faces in attracting staff are Vancouver's rental costs. Administration president Doug Kenny told
senate, "the cost of housing in Vancouver   would    frighten   anyone
"One of the problems we face in
recruiting is these people are facing
overcrowded classes," noted Paul
Gilmore, head of computer
Student senator Chris Niwinski
said "this is just the tip of the
iceberg and there will probably be a
lot more of this coming to senate."
UBC's head librarian, Basil
Stewart-Stubbs told senate the commerce faculty was in an easier position to deal with funding cutbacks
than the library.
"We can't come to senate and
pass a motion which says students
will stop asking questions and
books will stop being published and
all learning will stop," he said.
Shallhorn said, "There's no
question that the government is receiving federal money that's supposed to be spent on education."
The B.C. government received a
federal $330 million education subsidy for an education budget of
$500 million last year.
"Our education system is under
massive threats from the government," Lid Strand, provincial president of the Association of University and College Employees, said.
"Costs are going up and class quality is going down," he said.
BOYD . . . 'we've had enough'
"I think it's great, it's about time
students showed a little less
apathy," Ian Gironday, arts 2, said
about the rally.
At the end of the rally organizers
began a march to Kenny's office to
"bring the rally to him."
Cheaper bus
passes possible
Pressure from students may force the Urban Transit Authority to lower
the price of monthly bus passes for post-secondary students.
A delegation of students from the King Edward campus of Vancouver
Community College met Friday, March 13, with Greater Vancouver Regional District officials and came away optimistic.
"It looks pretty favorable, said Nigel O'Brien, King Edward student
society external affairs vice-president.
Consultant Tom Geehan is looking at the feasibility of extending the bus
discount now given high school students to post-secondary students.
Geehan would not comment Wednesday on the likely outcome of his study
for the GVRD transportation committee.
UBC was supposed to have two representatives at the meeting but neither
of them showed up.
Science rep Charles Menzies said he was unable to attend the meeting because he had a lab to do for the next day and wanted to attend the yacht
races being held as part of arts week.
And arts rep Stephen Henderson did not attend because he could not get
a ride to the meeting. "When I found out I didn't have a ride I decided to
come back to the arts yacht races," he said Wednesday.
Neither Henderson nor Menzies have been in touch with the King Edward students since the meeting. They are not certain they will be able to
report to student council at its next meeting.
Council passed a motion of support last week. As well as voting to send
two representatives to the meeting, council instructed AMS vice-president
Peter Mitchell to write a letter of support.
Mitchell said Henderson and Menzies should make "some kind of a
report" at the next council meeting.
And AMS president Marlea Haugen said council should continue to
show support.
"They don't have a chance but we should always push," she said.
Grad jobs in jeopardy
Mysterious university policies will prevent many
graduate students from working at UBC this summer
and possibly axe all graduate assistant positions.
"There is definitely a danger we will lose a lot of job
placements if the policies are implemented," said Lynn
Cannon, president of the Education Graduate Student
A memo issued Jan. 30 by Michael Shaw, vice president academic and provost, confirmed a decision made
by the deans' council forbidding full-time graduate
students the opportunity to teach courses during any
"If such appointments (to teach courses) are made
the student must apply for leave from his or her
graduate program," the memo said.
Shaw would not comment on the policy Wednesday,
saying he could not recall writing the memo and would
have to check his files for information about the issue.
And another university policy could axe all graduate
assistantships. "It appears there is an argument com
ing from the university level that graduate studens
should not be hired for certain types of jobs, with the
bulk of them being graduate assistantships," Cannon
She said the source of the new policy announced Friday is unknown, but she was told it had actually "been
on th* books for years and the administration didn't
know (the graduate assistant hirings) were
The new teaching policy will seriously affect
graduate students who were told they had a job for the
summer and now find they are unemployed, said
graduate student John Davies.
"Just now departments and students are realizing
that they have to find outside people to teach the
courses," he said. The number of students affected is
unknown, but seven students are affected in the education department, Cannon said.
And 46 students will likely lose their graduate
assistantships in that department alone, she added.
No rationale for either of the new policies was given. Page 4
Thursday, March 19,1981
Loud voice heard
The accessibility committee tried to get administration president Doug Kenny to speak
at a public forum on tuition fees in the fall.
He couldn't make it. When they asked him to
speak at the rally Wednesday he declined
again. We at The Ubyssey were hardly surprised, since he will rarely speak to us either.
Then, when scores of students assembled
at the old administration building and
demanded to hear Kenny, he magically was
able to find time. So much for the theory that
active protest has no effect on those who
govern us.
More and more people are tiring of the arduous and unrewarding tactic of trying to
play by the rules of unresponsive bureaucrats
who are mostly concerned with revealing as
little as possible and ignoring calls to action.
Wednesday while hundreds of students
demonstrated at UBC about education cutbacks and the hardship they cause, more
from Capilano College were at the B.C.
legislature telling our provincial government
the same story. Today there will be more
people, including UBC agriculture students,
demonstrating at the legislature because of
the government's destructive land policies
which are allowing good farmland to be
covered with condominiums while adequate
but less profitable land remains undeveloped.
It is unfortunate rallies and marches are
necessary, but it is becoming clear they are
the only way of getting through to the administration and government our concerns.
We will have to be prepared to take such
action again, perhaps many times this year, if
we are to keep the voice we've fought so
hard to get. As the administration and
government try to ignore that voice, we must
try all that much more to make it heard. Being silent could result in being screwed.
Will, resign
That's what associate dean Peter Remnant's pale excuses were when he told women's studies coordinating committee members that there is no money to fund a lecturer
for another year.
The real losers in this academic squabbling
will be the students. Men and women on this
campus will be deprived of the only course in
feminist theory ever offered on campus and
neither the committee's chair Tannis Williams nor arts dean Robert Will seem to care.
How much longer must we put up with
this? Perhaps until dean Will finally resigns.
And Tannis Williams should resign as well if
she can't defend the interests of the chair she
Ubyssey sports coverage is inadequate
Over the past year of The
Ubyssey's publications it has
become apparent to me that there is
something wrong with the way in
which you give priority to some of
your articles, in particular your
sports section. I would describe it in
one word: pathetic.
Your issue of Tuesday, Mar. 10
got me a little more than pissed off
and inspired me to write this letter.
How can you justify the positioning
of your articles on the UBC's gymnastics, swimming, and diving
First of all, in the womens gym
nastics, Patti Sakaki placed first in
Canada for the second straight
year, with her team placing second
overall. With the UBC swimming
and diving team I again question
your ability of reporting important
sporting news.
The swimming and diving team
pulled off a third place finish
overall in Canada, but it amazes me
that you would not even mention
the name of Mike Blondal. Mike
placed first in one event and second
in another, swimming against such
internationally known swimmers as
Graham   Smith   (University   of
End fee, not funding
In the past, when students have seen the need for new facilities such as
SUB, the winter sports centre, the aquatic centre, and so on, they have seen
fit to pay for these facilities from their own pockets, for the benefit of
generations of students to come.
There is every reason to believe that this honourable tradition of student
generosity will continue to be a feature of our university.
Many students, however, fail to see why the Alma Mater Society should
be collecting from students a quarter of a million dollars or so annually
which it has no authorization to spend. That is the situation that the current fee reduction referendum is intended to correct.
Any building project is guaranteed of being approved if it captures the
imagination of a sufficient number of students. But there is no need to go
on collecting money in the absence of specific project approval — money
that only bloats the AMS bank account and stimulates hasty, grandiose
and ill-prepared schemes to spend the embarrassing excess.
When the AMS asks you for money for a project you approve of, by all
means vote for it. But in the meantime, vote 'yes' for the $15 fee reduction.
G. L. Porter
graduate studies
March 19, 1981
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Editor: Verne McDonald
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one side of the office declared war on the other. Glen Senford hit behind his smile, saying you know,
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Mcdonald Tueaday. Julie Wheelwright reminded aH etaff and students of the free liquid refreahments
Friday at noon in Tha Ubyssey office to celebrate the yacht race victory.
Talking with Mike he seemed
disappointed with your coverage of
the event but said he would not let it
bother him. It may not bother him,
but it sure as hell bothers me.
I sincerely believe that the majority of school pride comes out of
school athletics. Sure, it's true that
not all UBC teams are successful,
but how in God's name can you
justify placing such events as the
top Canadian university female
gymnast and one of the top male
swimmers, third and fourth priority
in articles on the second last page of
your newspaper?
It has to have a demoralizing effect on the athletes who work and
train so hard to bring prestige to
their university and themselves. I
strongly suggest you make some
changes in your layout of articles.
Through sports, I feel that this
university can develop a lot more
school spirit and pride. I again suggest that the staff of The Ubyssey
take a long look at the way they give
priority to their articles. If we don't
know about these tremendous
athletes there is little that we can do
to build up any pride and school
spirit through athletics.
Bruce Campbell
phys ed 2
The   Ubyssey   also   is   unhappy
with coverage of sports this year
because so few stalwarts like
yourself ever offered to report on
sports for the paper. Thus we are
often forced to rely on the athletic
director's office for our information. What they don't give us, we
can't print. — the staff.
Bombs, burning better
What's all this bullshit about
boycotting classes? I mean, what's
it going to accomplish? Absolutely
dick-all! Students miss classes,
profs get pissed off, and the rest of
the world doensn't give a shit.
So why don't we do something
meaningful, instead of boycotting
classes that we've already paid for.
That's like going to a restaurant,
paying for a meal, then refusing to
eat it because you want to protest
high food prices.
Let's do something meaningful.
Let's march on the legislature,
throw rocks through the finance
minister's windows, slash his tires.
Better yet, let's kidnap the bastard
and threaten to cut his balls off if he
doesn't do something about the
Hell, let's blow up the legislature.
Then people will say "Those
students are getting a bit upset, I
think." Let's do something meaningful to show that we really are
pissed off with this bullshit of tuition increases and funding cutbacks.
Who knows, it may start a new
trend at universities across the
country. It might even become
more popular than toga parties.
Ted McNamee
arts 2
Fine arts sexism exists yet
Fine arts graduate students have recently alleged
that sexist tendencies exist within the fine arts department. In response, the faculty have presented students
with a seamless public front: they have either remained
silent or have made equivocating statements expressing
a pious solicitude for students' concerns, while doing
nothing to come to terms with them.
The issue of sexism is only one of the problems
within the fine arts department, but the faculty's
response to it is characteristic of their attitude towards
other, equally critical issues facing fine arts graduates
and undergraduates alike.
Confronted with this wall of silence or prevarications, students are forced to speculate on the real
motivations of the faculty's inability to deal with
departmental problems, especially those affecting
For the past two years, the department has been
without a head. The main contenders for this position
are Geoffrey Smedley, the target of the allegations of
sexism, and James Caswell, the current acting head.
The contest for the position of head has caused a profound political schism within the department, in which
the backers of Smedley are pitted against those of
Can the refusal of Smedley to comment on the
charges against him, or the equivocations of Caswell
on the issue possibly relate to their candidacy for the
position of head? Is their refusal to take our concerns
seriously possibly  a  function  of current  internal
politicking? Is the muteness of other faculty members
possibly linked to their fear of antagonizing one of the
men who may soon become head of the department?
Are students forced to suffer yet again because of the
career ambitions of their professors?
Judith Ince
fine arts grad studies
Super efficiency
In The Ubyssey's follow-up story regarding the
presence of sexual discrimination in the fine arts
department, James Caswell, acting head of the department, is quoted as saying that while the issue of sexual
discrimination is a serious one he has been able to
determine that in fact it does not exist.
How has he managed to do this? He has personally
spoken with a number of students and verified the
falseness of the original report. This lightning quick
and obviously thorough investigation fills me with admiration. Truly I never realized the efficiency and conscientiousness of the fine arts department.
In a matter of a few days, in fact over the course of a
weekend, a "serious matter" has been cleared up. I
think other departments could learn a valuable lesson
from this exercise in corporated management. Once
again the Fine Arts department lives up to its name, experts in a fine art of painting, namely white-washing.
Scott Mackenzie
fine arts department Thursday, March 19,1981
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Funds not problem
Time for new liberals
It is time something was done!
I was recently talking to some
members of the Liberal party club
(because of the Martin/McKinley/-
Miller scandal) and I found out that
they are a bunch of neo-conserva-
tive fascists who lack morality,
ethics, principles and vision. They
are a small political clique who see
themselves off in Ottawa pushing
paper 10 or 20 years down the road.
How did I come to this realization?
Well in my travels I found that
several members of the Liberals are
also members of the Progressive
Conservatives (a contradiction if I
ever heard one).
To me this means that the people
involved in the parties are just out
to further their own interests and
that, in fact, they don't care about
what the parties stand for. Surely,
In my recent letter to the editor
(Mar. 17) I made the unfortunate
mistake of placing David Martin,
president of the UBC Liberals, in
the "small perverse clique" which is
responsible for the anti-PIRG campaign.
Members of the group responsible convinced me that David Martin
was part of this group; David has
since contacted me and assured me
that this is not the case.
Consequently, I wish to offer
David Martin my most humble and
serene apologies, and wish him luck
in the future.
Mike McKinley
arts 2
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts.
however, to be Liberal does involve
having some principles; clearly this
is not the case at UBC.
Another point in the PIRG scandal. It was not responsible for Mike
to name the Liberal president as being involved with the "perverse
posters," simply because he was not
involved. However, I had a conversation with the man in which he admitted, along with other Liberals,
that he was anti-PIRG; furthermore, they thought the posters were
totally legitimate. So Mike's
criticism of the Liberals holds.
But now where does this leave us
true Liberals. We cannot go the
party where we belong — they are a
bunch of petty politicians and
political, opportunists who are not
interested in the important issues.
The solution? To form our own
In the name of justice and truth I
am announcing the formation of
the New Humanist Liberal Party of
UBC. The NHLP shall be true to
...to Martin
In one of the letters in your Tuesday edition, David Martin was identified as being a member of the
committee against automatic fund
I believe this information came
from a conversation I had with a
PIRG supporter. My understanding, based on a conversation I had
had with another committee
member, was that David was a
I was wrong: completely, totally,
absolutely wrong.
David Martin was, understandably, upset at being proclaimed as
a member of the committee. Indeed, the letter made it seem that
David was the leader of the campaign against automatic funding for
PIRG. This is not true, nor did I say
anything that suggested that David
was one of the head honchos.
I apologize to David Martin for
any part I had in causing him to suffer embarrassment or annoyance.
John Miller
liberal ideals and goals. It shall not
allow members to play petty-
If you're a liberal and feel that
you need a voice, why not join?
You can contact the already existing
members through the arts
undergraduate office in Buchanan
We're waiting to see you become
part of a real liberal voice!
William Clark
Diana Godiva?
Re: Criticisms of the
It's so easy to stereotype
anyone for the actions of a few.
We all fit into some stereotype
groups, even if it's 'normal.'
I suggest you look beyond a
red jacket — you may end up
graduating from the Tower of
Bob Jemison
audio visual services
I agree with Dave Frank's letter
(Mar. 17) on the fact that the
science undergraduate society has
not lived up to its full potential. The
word is apathy.
However, I do not entirely agree
on the fact that this apathy was due
to a shortage of funds. Although
funds do contribute to the existence
of the SUS, the key component is
student involvement . . . this involvement starts with the SUS executives.
During my sojourn at UBC, I
found most of the SUS execs lazy,
ignorant and pathetic — not all of
them, but the majority were. Most
of these execs were acclaimed,
hence, most of them didn't give a
shit about anything, except for the
fact that it would look good on
their resume.
Don't vote
a SUS team
Science students, caveat! Do you
want the physics society to run the
Posters scattered around various
science buildings have advocated
voting for a team. Unless you want
all science funds to be channeled into a private physics party (don't let
them kid you othewise), vote different people into different positions — different meaning non-
physics. It's not that I dislike
physics, but too many people with
the same ideas running the same
show is dangerous.
Don't vote a team — vote individuals.
name withheld by request
So, I've finally got out my beef. I
hope the SUS will be rebuilt with
fresh blood — with elected can-
run for their money. Please vote.
P.S. I need not apologize to this
year's executives, those assholes
had it coming to them.
David Wong
science 4
SUS spirit
Finally the science ungraduate
society has decided to get off its
butt and do something for a
change. Will wonders ever cease?
Maybe they've just discovered that
the EUS is numero uno when it
comes to student involvement and
Why else would they want to start
up a 41 Beer Club? Why else would
they want to sell science UBC
jackets and crests? They even want
to print a regular science news sheet
which, of course, won't even come
close to our brilliant nEUSlettre.
In other words, they are saying if
you can't beat them, copy them.
Science knows that no one can one-
up the great EUS.
But at least we'll have some
respect for them. Arts and commerce should also follow our example, chuck that apathy, and show
some organization.
Take this as an open challenge
from the EUS. We know we'll meet
and beat all of you every step of the
Dave Janis
EUS publicity rep
Violence ends friend
My bicycle, my preferred means
of transportation, my old friend.
We have travelled a lot together,
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No more.
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Voted yet?
Have you voted yet? Do you care
to vote?
Now look, if you haven't voted
yet, you can have a look at all the
letters in Tuesday's paper, inform
yourself of the issues, and take a
minute of your time to vote either
today or Friday.
Students are being asked to vote
on lowering the AMS fee, and on
funding a B.C. chapter of PIRG.
This is one of the few times a
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Aggies angry
Right at this very minute as you
read this paper, 46 agriculture
students are over in Victoria.
They're protesting the Socred
government's policy of appealing
agriculture land reserve decisions to
closed sessions of the very-political
provincial cabinet
You see, the aggies believe in
strange principles such as public
discussion and non-political interference in land management
But then who are we to tell the
Socreds what moral principles they
should follow?
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Have you ever wanted to become
a real life assassin? The pay is better
than some minimum wage job, and
you can set your own hours.
Actually this is the 'game' that is
now sweeping campuses across
North America. It seems that, like
the streaking fad a few years ago,
this new fad is now reaching UBC.
Mike Bretner and Brad Carter are
organizing it, but they don't have a
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scared of something, or someone.
If you are interested in the game,
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The Ubyssey, SUB 241.
THI movie
You've seen the book, now
there's 'Jesus — the movie.'
Yes folks, the film on Jesus, the
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is showing today and Friday in the
SUB Auditorium at noon. Admission is $1.
The film is apparently based on
St. Luke's biblical description of
Christ's life, and producers deny
allegations it is a take-off of Monty
Python's Life of Brian.
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Page 7
B.C. land thaw hit
UBC agriculture students are
marching on the provincial
legislature today to protest the
method of land bank decision appeals.
Despite no official support from
the faculty, 45 students are missing
classes today to protest the political
and closed nature of land bank
decision appeals made to the provincial cabinet.
Protest organizer Tom Riek said
Wednesday the protest will demand
land reserve decisions to be "based
on the facts, land quality and the
needs of the area, not on something
like what (George) Spetifore has
(523 acres of Delta farmland
belonging to Spetifore was removed
from the land reserve by a direct appeal to the provincial cabinet, after
the agriculture land commission
voted down Spetifore's request.)
Agriculture dean Warren Kitts
said Wednesday the faculty would
not be involved. "I don't think the
faculty should be involved with a
private citizen's petition. They (the
students) should go through their
professional society," Kitts said.
Riek said several professors have
expressed support for the protest,
and were agreeable about moving
labs and due dates.
The group will meet with
municipal affairs minister Bill
Vander Zalm and agriculture
minister Jim Hewitt. Riek said no
formal arrangements have been
made to talk to the opposition party.
A petition calling for "final decisions on land exclusion be made by
a body which is open to public
scrutiny and participation, such as
the agriculture land commission,
and that direct appeal to the environment land use committee or
the provincial cabinet be
abolished," will be presented to the
However, the students disagree
with their professional institute.
B.C. Institute of Agrologists president Ken Berry said the organization still believes in the final
authority of the provincial cabinet,
but is concerned with the ease of access to cabinet appeal.
The agriculture students are endorsed by the Alma Mater Society,
B.C. Federation of Agriculture,
and the Consumers Association of
My colleges are
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"I think you'll probably be hearing from us again," Howard told
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Said Bennett later: "All I know is
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The 30 protestors were members
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this month to bring the sorry financial state of post-secondary education to the public. As the students
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the coalition has held soup kitchens
to graphically portray the plight of
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Thursday, March 19,1981
Women's course falls to cutbacks
Many students and faculty
members are angered by the arts
dean's decision to refuse funding
for one of two women's studies
courses offered at UBC.
Women's studies 222 is currently
taught by a sessional lecturer. But
associate arts dean Peter Remnant
told   a   women's   studies   co
ordinating committee meeting Friday there are no funds to continue
paying the lecturer for the next
academic year.
If a full time faculty member
does not come forward to teach the
course before September the course
will not be offered. And students
and faculty are angry about that
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LADNER'S LAST ERECTION overlooks rally against cutbacks and fee
hikes as it wends way through spring sunshine. Time didn't stop or earth
cease spinning, but administration president Doug Kenny did address
demonstrating students.
"The superficial reason given is
that there isn't money (for a lecturer) but I think it goes deeper than
that. The amount of money they're
talking about is peanuts," said
Margaret Delgatty, arts 4, currently
enrolled in women's studies 222.
The students in the course sent a
petition to the committee last
month urging the continuation of
the course and on Feb. 27 met with
the committee to express their concerns.
But Delgatty said she doubts
whether student concerns have been
taken into consideration. "I'm not
convinced that they heard. We get
all kinds of people very politely
nodding their heads and then going
away and doing something else;
that's what's happening here."
After meeting with the students,
the committee proposed that its
chair should ask the dean for lectureship funds if no other proposals were forthcoming by Mar.
But at last Friday's meeting Remnant said no monies for a lectureship were available.
According to committee member
Lorraine Weir: "Some members of
the committee have been trying for
the last two years to have the committee discuss the redefinition of
women's studies 222. But the chair
of the committee has not been sympathetic to undertaking that task."
Barb Blakely, women's studies
professor and committee member,
said the current structure of the
program is another problem
because it was established as an interdisciplinary course.
"Women's studies is now like the
sharecropper working on other
faculty's property. Some people
with stronger voices have been trying to answer these questions: what
is women's studies, where does
feminism fit into it?"
But the committee's chair, Tannis Williams, has refused to deal
with these issues, she added.
"Tannis didn't want to discuss
these things because they're too
Blakely said Remnant is leaving
the door open to having three and
four professors teaching the course
"which is what the students are opposed to," but is how it was
originally established.
David Mirhardy, an arts four student who was elected to sit on the
committee but has since resigned,
said he would be "really disturbed"
if the course was not offered next
year. He said Remnant's message
was that "it would be okay with the
dean if the course was not taught."
The students will be the real
losers in this situation, he added.
Williams and Remnant refused to
comment on the issue.
Blakely also charged the committee has been ineffective in finding a
full time faculty member.
"Everything the dean (Remnant)
says reflects much more on the
failure of the committee and Tannis
as the chair than anything else," she
Blakely added that Remnant is
trying to hold the committee to
agreements made when the program
began in 1973 but have not been
acted on for years.
"We know how things were set
up at the beginning but they haven't
been acted upon for years. What
the committee is asking is why are
you (Remnant) holding us to this
The Alma Mater Society
women's committee has also sent
letters of protest to Williams. "It is
our view that women's studies 222
is central to the program . . . We
do not intend to let this matter rest.
Numerous comments from students
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maintain a lively interest in the program," one of the letters read.
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