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Vol. LXVII, No. 24
Vancouver, B.C. Friday. November 30,1964
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Olympics deny j
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Sports organizations at all levels refuse women competitions
reprinted from the Charlatan
by Canadian University Press
Tina Takahashi is ranked first
in Canada and fifth in the world
in her sport. Takahashi is
understandably anxious to compete in the most prestigious of all
athletic meets — the Olympics.
But to introduce her event to
the Olympics would take an all-
out battle with the International
Olympic Committee, the games'
governing body. Takahashi's
sport is judo — a male-oriented
sport involving full body contact.
At a meeting this past summer in
Los Angeles, the IOC again turned down Judo Canada's request
for a women's judo event at the
1988 Olympics, citing 'financial
"This sounds like a pretty feeble excuse to me," says
Takahashi. Since the judo mats
and officials are already there for
the men's events, she continues, it
would cost little extra to add a
women's event.
Takahashi is one of many
female athletes coming up against
barriers in the male-dominated
sporting world. Widely held sexual stereotypes are frustrating
many women trying to pursue
athletic excellence.
While it may now be socially acceptable for women to compete in
non-traditional sports such as soccer and basketball, women are still
denied equal opportunity in
athletics. Sports administrators,
most of them men, decided
rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming were appropriate for women by including
them in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
What makes the attitude-barrier
women face in sports infuriating is
that it is emotional and irrational.
The ingrained belief of one
hockey official sums up society's
attitude towards women in sport.
Asked what harm a girl playing on
a boy's hockey team would do, he
answered: "I don't know. It's my
personal opinion. I don't believe
it's appropriate and I don't feel it
will do society any good."
The sporting world is a male
world, built on a strict hierarchy
with women stuck on the bottom
Lynne Tyler, a member of the
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport,
says we may be trying to confront
sexual inequalities in the
workplace, but inequalities in the
sports arena live on.
"People don't question women
working with men in the office
anymore," she says, "but some
people think that if the sexes meet
on the playing field, society will
break down. Society is not ready
for body contact. If male and
female sports were integrated,
coaches would quit. This kind of
discrimination is unacceptable
anywhere except in sports."
"Court Denies Girl the Right to
Play on Boys Team" read a
headline in Toronto's Globe and
Mail in 1979. The story was about
Gail Cummings, a former hockey
goaltender who fought to play on
a boys' all-star team. Although
the human rights commission ruled in Cumming's favour, the Ontario amateur hockey association
appealed the decision to a higher
court and it was overturned.
Over 50 complaints have come
before Ontario's human rights
commission regarding sports
discrimination. They range from
women objecting to restricted
hours at private golf clubs to high
school students wanting to train
with the boys' wrestling team. The
commission has been more successful at focusing public attention on the issues than promoting
In 1981 the Ontario human
rights commission recommended
to the provincial government a
change to the human rights code
which would stop all public funding to any sports organization
practicing sex discrimination. The
Ontario government ignored this
suggestion and instead amended
the code to make differential
treatment in sports services and
facilities on the basis of sex acceptable.
A commission of inquiry into
the issue toured Ontario last spring and found the public does not
object to the change in the rights
code. The commission found most
people believe eurrent sports programs for men and women are
adequate and there is no need to
amend the discriminatory legislation.
The problem is not money.
Dianne Palmason, an administrative intern with the Canadian Track and Field Association,
says the problem is one of attitudes. "Generally, no sports
association distinguishes between
funds for athletes who meet certain standards."
Gail Blake, assistant director of
athletics (women) at Carleton
University, agrees. She says
although the men's basketball
team was allotted $2,000 more
than the women's team in
1983-84, the women's team
receives sufficient funds. Even if
POPOWICH . . . fights lor control
the notoriously high football,
budget was reallocated, she says
women's teams would stand to
gain nothing. "We get all the
money we ask for," says Blake.
The  problem  women   face  is
At the Canada Games there are
fewer events open to women than
men because a large number of
events, such as judo or the
decathalon, are exclusively male.
BASKETBIRD . . . looks for space
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unequal opportunity in national
and international competitions.
Until the 1984 Summer Olympics
women could not compete in the
marathon run. "The fighting it
took to get this event shouldn't
have been necessary," says
Palmason. "It should be a given
that women participate just like
Under pressure to increase
women's events, the Canada
Games Council has added mostly
stereotypically female sports such
as synchronized swimming.
Non-traditional women's sports
are ignored. "What's happening
is we're taking two steps forward
and one step back," says Lynne
Sport pistol Olympic gold
medalist Linda Thorn says she is
angered by the lack of women's
events at the Commonwealth
Games. "We automatically
assume that the games would encourage female teams, but
chauvinism exists here," says
Thorn. "The organizers are dragging their asses."
Not only female athletes face
sex discrimination either. Women
who want to be coaches and sports
administrators do not have the
same opportunities as men.
Palmason says the role of a coach
represents the traditional male
values of power and authority.
"When a woman becomes a
coach she's bucking social
values," says Palmason. "Some
parents just won't have their kid
compete if they know the coach is
female. Societal rules dictate
Of the six female varsity teams
at Carleton, women coach three.
Unlike men's teams, few women's
teams have apprentice coaching
positions where women who want
to be coaches gain necessary experience. Few women who apply
for a coaching job are as qualified
as their male counterparts, who
have likely gotten valuable experience through an apprenticeship.
Women are also under-
represented in sports administration. Fitness and Amateur Sport
of Canada has started a special intern program for women to address the problem. "But the majority of administrators are still
men," says Tyler. "Women are
moving from low to middle positions but they still aren't at the
highest levels."
One reason for the glaring inequalities women face in sports is
the rampant attitude that
women's sports do not count.
Media coverage of female sports
typifies this attitude. As Sue
Holloway points out, "women
athletes aren't high profile.
They're usually covered on page
four of the sports section."
Roger Theriault, the public
relations person for the Carleton
women's basketball team, says
local newspapers give the team
virtually no coverage. "The men's
team gets a better break since it attracts a larger crowd and gets
more media attention."
Linda Sadler, Carleton
women's field hockey coach, sees
a catch-22 situation for women's
teams. Few people know about
field hockey so few spectators
show up, unlike football games
which attract hordes of people.
"The crowd can help the team win
and once it wins, it gets more support," says Sadler. Until this cycle
is set in motion, field hockey will
remain a low profile sport.
Another attitude which hinders
women is the rigid view of what is
'female' in sports. Again, the
media is a prime culprit of this
sexual stereotyping.
"You've Come Along Way,
Ladies", a film documenting
women in sports, has beautiful
footage of female athletes — unfortunately it trivializes their performances by-capturing them in
sexual poses and not sweating a
See page 2: DISCARD Page 2
Friday, November 30,1984
"Discard all distractions"
From page 1
drop while working out. "This is
not the real image of women in
sports," says Lynne Tyler. "It's a
sanitized version."
The Jane Fonda jump and
bounce fitness craze epitomizes the
'female' sport society condones.
Rather than promoting female
fitness as a personal endeavour
which shapes the body and mind,
this fitness movement stresses
fitness as a way of molding the
female body into a socially desirable
The dangers of the Flashdance
fitness craze are the attitudes of
some of the women who don their
colour co-ordinated leotards,
tights, leg warmers and headbands
to do jumping jacks to the thump-
thump of "Beat It".
"Some women get into these programs because they want to look a
certain way, not because they want
to   feel   a   certain   way,"   says
Sexual stereotypes and
discriminatory attitudes are so ingrained the goal of equality in
sports may be unreachable. "At the
rate we're going, it will take a hundred years before any real change
comes about," says Tyler.
This is why sortie people are calling for action now. "We can't wait
for the younger generation because
it will just pick up the attitudes of
the older generation," says
Palmason. "The problem of
women in sports calls for more active efforts."
Linda Thorn's solution rests with
women athletes themselves. She
says the formula for success is the
single-minded pursuit of excellence
with a positive attitude.
When Thorn aims her gun at the
target during competition, she
thinks positively and not about all
the discrimination she faces.
"It's when you think negative
thoughts that accidents happen,"
says Thorn. "It's like walking on a
narrow beam. If the beam is three
feet off the ground you can walk
across it no problem. If it's 100 feet
off the ground you'd think yourself
crazy to try. What you have to do is
discard all distractions and aim for
that goal."
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Gage residents
get beer nights
Gage towers residents won back their Wednesday beer nights after a
three month struggle with student housing over new alcohol policies.
Max Pethybridge, Gage Community Council president, said housing told
him informally Thursday that midweek beer nights will be reinstated, after
they reviewed the results of surveys on a trial beer night held Nov. 16.
"The decision was to continue on with the idea of having Wednesday
night events. There will be one this Wednesday," Pethybridge said.
Student housing brought down new policies in September which banned
organized parties Sunday to Thursday!, demanded fewer party hours and
prohibited drinking games in residence. Gage residents petitioned housing
demanding beer nights be reinstated and housing agreed to a trial event and
referendum on its success.
Totem Park and Vanier residents, who unlike Gage dwellers do not have
to be 19, did not organize protests to the new rules and still abide by them.
Pethybridge said he did not have the exact results of the survey turned into housing last week. "I think it was a good percentage that handed them
in," he said.
"Now they (housing) have a clear understanding of what the Gage residents want," he added.
Pethybridge said beer nights will now take place more regularly but there
is still a problem because the RCMP only issues two liquor licenses per
month to individual societies. He said there is a chance more beer nights
can be held in Sepember and January when classes are resuming, and fewer
around exam times.
"We really don't want to disturb anyone," he said.
Pethybridge said he will meet today with housing worker Pat Buchan-
non, a member of housing's Alcohol Policy Review Committee, to discuss
the reinstatement. Buchannon was unavailable Thursday to give exact survey results.
Pethbridge said he is happy with the decision because Gage residents
worked hard to bring it about. But he added, "It's too bad the decision
didn't come down in September."
Claire McAuly, applied science 3, said she supports the return of Wednesday beer nights every two weeks. "I think it's a good idea to have a tension release in the week," she said.
SUB over budget
Page 3
The SUB expansion project will
go $40,000 over budget and will be
delayed one month after the scheduled January completion date, the
Capital Projects and Acquisitions
Committee treasurer told student
council Wednesday.
Pat Darragh said the Alma Mater
Society project needs an additional
$100,000 to repair the roof, the cement area between the Aquatic centre and SUB. CPAC is now $60,000
under budget, he said.
The builders recently discovered
parts of the water proofing membrane under the concrete roof were
missing from the edges of the building, Darragh said, adding this membrane was originally thought to be
intact. The committee is now looking to see who can be held responsible for the unexpected cost, he
Darragh said the money must
come from the CPAC reserve, until
the money runs out, and then the
committee must borrow more
money from banks at prime rates to
cover the costs.
"There is not much to eliminate
and the project has already been
scraped through," he said.
Council voted unanimously to request the board of governors to increase the Engineering Undergraduate Society fee to $18 for all engineering students. First year engineering students now pay $12 and all
other years $16. Eight dollars of fees
would be levied from each student
to cover the $60,000 deficit.
EUS president Ross Pritchard
said, "It's not the annual ball entirely that caused the huge debt."
There is now a budget committee
overseeing the EUS budget and all
cheques written by the treasurer
must be co-signed by AMS finance
director James Hollis to ensure the
budget is better managed, Pritchard
The EUS debt is currently being
paid by the AMS from an interest
free loan, and the debt will take
three to five years to pay off depending on enrolment, engineering
representative Ginny Balcom said.
Council voted to support World
University Services of Canada, in
the upcoming referendum to establish a refugee fund to sponsor two
students from Uganda or Ethiopia
to come to UBC. The total cost is
$15,000 per year.
A 526 signature petition met the
criteria for holding the referendum
at the same time as the AMS elections, WUSC spokesperson Chris
Friesen said. Friesen said it would
cost students 50 cents each per year
to sponsor the students. Twenty
universities in Canada have started
this program, he added.
WUSC organized the Ethiopian
crisis fund in SUB this week and has
raised approximately $1,500 so far,
Friesen said.
*     *     *
A motion was passed to urge the
three deaf students who recently
had their translators fired because
of provincial funding cuts to seek
forms of support.
Council decided against urging
the rehiring of the translators. Engineering representative Ginny Balcom said, "I'm not against the fact
that it would be nice to rehire the interpreters, but it seems to be a sob
story because there is no mention of
other methods for them to find support."
Margaret Copping said this cut in
handicapped funding is important
because many more handicapped
students will be hitting UBC because of the rubella epidemic a few
years ago.
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CFS Pacific region chair resigns
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chair of the Canadian Federation of
Students-pacific resigned Wednesday saying she is a victim of blackmail.
Tami Roberts alleged Stephen
Howard, Simon Fraser University
student society president, with attempting to blackmail her in a letter
read at a Wednesday student society
In the letter Roberts said Howard
threatened an SFU pullout from the
national branch of CFS and poss
ible impeachment proceedings
against Roberts, unless she used her
influence to resolve a labor dispute
at Kwantlen College in Surrey.
"The federation is important to
me. It is not, however, important
enough for me to receive this abuse,
be the victim of slander and blackmail, and to play this backroom,
'hardball' game," Roberts said in
the letter. "I have had enough."
Howard refused comment Thursday on the letter, saying the matter
is being reviewed by the society's
Tories fiddle with future
OTTAWA (CUP) — The Tories
are fiddling with the futures of
thousands of Canadian students
and slowly strangling post-
secondary education, says tjhe NDP
critic for education and youth.
The UBC Legal Aid dude will handle fewer cues now due to fending cuts, even though, thc-disk director predicts * greater demand
for legal eid. t
The clinic staffed by law student! will' take only 14 studentsinext
term from January to April, down from IS, because the UBC law
school cut its funding, clinic director Bryan Ralph said Thursday.
The cut meant the loss of the clinic1! naif-time staff lawyer, he said.
"It is truly unfortunate that a time when we sbbiitd be expanding
wc have to entrench," Ralph said. The same bad economic climate
that is causing provincial funding cuts to UBC is making the demand
for legal aid greater, he said.
"We get between 40 and SO calls a day from people looking for
help. Maybe as many as half of these people are looking for ys to
take their case on," Ralph said. The clinic has not accepted any new
cases since mid-September, he added.
The clinic handles about 1,000 cases per year.
Forty-four students applied for the 14 openings in the January to
April term, which were filled by lot. The emphasis of the program is
teaching, Ralph said, so "we can't throw the flood gates open." .
Students admitted to the program do not take any other courses.
They are considered to be articled by the B.C. Law Society and have
full courtroom rights and privileges.
Howard McCurdy (NDP MP
Windsor-Walkerville) said the
Tories' cutting of the Summer
Works student job creation program by $85 million and the freezing of the amount of student aid
money available shows they are not
committed to easing student and
youth unemployment and boosting
accessibility to universities and colleges.
"All we have are promises and
we know they may have a good
chance of being broken as they are
being made," he said.
McCurdy points to the promise
made by Flora MacDonald,
employment and immigration
minister, who assured opposition
MPs that the 20,000 to 30,000 student jobs lost as a result of the cut
will be replaced by another job
creation program.
"As far as one can tell, Flora
MacDonald believes all programs
that are cut will be replaced. The
Tories are saying 'Let the poor eat
confidence.' "
The Tories recently announced a
pilot project to help young Canadians find jobs, called the Youth
See page 8: TORIES
lawyer. He denied Roberts'
"I'm not really happy about her
resignation, but I think given what
happened with the dispute at
Kwantlen College her resignation
was necessary," Howard said.
Kwantlen College's student society has been charged before the
B.C. Labor Relations Board with
laying off one of the society's two
employees for union activities. The
Service, Office and Retail Workers
Union of Canada, which represents
the employees, laid the charge.
Roberts was president of the
Kwantlen student society last year.
Howard and the union both charge
Roberts was involved in the dispute
and aided the student society's case
at the labor board since her election
as CFS-pacific chair last spring.
"I think she is a highly qualified
person who made some mistakes
about one issue," Howard said.
Roberts said in an interview
Thursday she testified before the
labor board to-clear her name of
anti-union charges. She said there
was no anti-union activities by the
student society when she was at
Kwantlen, adding she has no influence with the student society now.
"(The Kwantlen dispute) should
have nothing to do with me being
chair of the federation, but people
want to make that link," Roberts
Sarah White, representative for
the Kwantlen bargaining unit, said
the union does not believe Roberts'
role in the Kwantlen dispute ended
when her term as CFS-pacific chair
began May 1.
"Tami Roberts had influence
with the people at Kwantlen that
has had to do with this dispute going on as long as it has," White
said. Page 4
Friday, November 30, 1984
It is heartening that housing has allowed Gage tower residents to
have mid-week beernights again.
However, these beer nights should never have been disallowed
and one's pleasure at their reinstatement must be muted.
The students in Gage are adults and as adults they should be
held responsible for their own behaviour and their drinking habits.
They have a right to drink and to decide when they want to drink as
long as they do not infringe overly on other people.
For this reason housing never should have prohibited drinking at
Gage between Sunday and Thursday without full, not token, consultation with residents. The Alcohol Policy Review Commission
definitely made the right decision when it chose to reinstate these
beer nights after it reviewed a student petition and survey.
But the fact these nights were initially denied is both troubling
and even insulting to students. People increasingly seem to think
an individual adult's rights are of secondary concern. They seem to'
think that if the student housing staff is bothered by students'
drinking habits they have the right to unilaterally control those
Housing does not have that right. The rights of adult students
should not be denied. Overdrinking is a real problem in our society
but restricting on-campus events in this authoritarian way is not the
solution, and may lead to more drinking and driving.
We are glad Wednesday beer nights have been reinstated in
Gage and the rules have been somewhat revoked. But the many
adults in Totem Park and Place Vanier residences are still being
denied beer nights under the new rules. The victory is only partial.
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Pornography real concern for women and men
The recent proliferation of pornography and the resulting debate
on the subject is disturbing to me in
two ways.
The first is that images and words
encouraging rape and sexual
violence are becoming more readily
available across North America and
the rest of the world. The second is
that the people fighting against pornography seem to have uniformly
radical viewpoints, as illustrated by
the perspectives in last Friday's
Ubyssey entitled "Lawyer defines
porn" (Nov. 23).
I think it's a reasonable belief,
and one substantiated by
sociological research, that people
exposed to pornography will be en-
coraged to perform the acts
depicted in that pornography. Men
who see pictorials about rape are
more likely to use violence against
women, sexually or otherwise; men
who see sex with children depicted
are more likely to think of children
as sex objects; and so on.
Radical feminist political theory,
as embodied in Catherine MacKinnon's   legal   definition   of   por-
Fire chief fires back
To remove any uncertainty over
our fire department response to the
low rise fire at Gage towers, we
have reviewed our telephone tapes.
The tapes show a chronological
alarm sequence as follows:
9:40 p.m. Building alarm comes
9:40:57 First phone call from
9:41:27 Second phone call from
9:41:47 Vancouver fire department dispatch.
9:42:09 Third phone call from
9:42:22 Fourth phone call from
9:42:32 All vehicles 10-8 (on the
9:44:22 Assistant chief arrives.
9:45:15 Arrival of number one
and two pumpers.
9:47:40 Water on fire.
9:48:48 Fire under control.
These figures give a response of
just over four minutes.
I would like to thank Mr. Mac-
Kay and his friend for turning in the
alarm so quickly and particularly
for following up the building alarm
with a phone call giving us more information.
All students at UBC should be
aware that the best procedure to ensure an effective response to a fire is
to activate the building fire alarm
system, leaving the building, call
the fire department on our emergency lines giving the exact location
of the fire and meet our crews when
they arrive.
W.J. Ferguson
fire chief
nography described in the article,
promotes a much broader belief. It
says that even pictures of "women
in poses of submissiveness, servility
or display" encourage men to think
of women as exclusively sex objects;
therefore such pictures encourage
men to use women for their selfish
sexual desires; therefore such pictures encourage men to rape.
Therefore, says the theory, the
publishers of such pictures should
be liable to criminal or civil legal action for encouraging rape.
But the important thing to
remember is that this is just theory,
and its connection to fact dissolves
under close scrutiny. When you
hear someone speaking against por
nography, I encourage you to think
hard about how much of the speech
is pertinent research results and
how much is over-generalization
and anecdotal evidence chosen for
its emotional impact.
I would like to write more on this
subject, but I will leave you with
two questions and possible answers.
Why are we so seemingly ready to
accept the radical feminist anti-
pornography stand? I think one
reason is that we have learned so
much from the feminist movement
in the last 20 years that we don't
want to reject this stand for fear of
exposing ourselves as sexist.
Also, traditional values about sex
in general may cause us to be quick
to support anyone who is against
sexual literature or movies.
How can we fight against truly
damaging pornography in a constructive way? I think that women,
and more importantly men, must
begin by defining what pornography they do consider truly
damaging. Then we must work as
far as posible with the currently active anti-pornography groups, and
follow up with government appeals,
literature distribution, and
demonstrations — the tactics that
have worked so well for feminists in
the past.
Jamie Andrews
graduate studies
Pit practices reverse discrimination
We are disgusted!
After all that has been written
and debated about sex discrimination at UBC, little seems to change.
The more we hear about "equality"
the more we witness the
maintenance of a double standard.
Although most campus organizations claim to espouse progressive
attitudes, some continue to allow
discrimination solely on the basis of
gender.   Take,   for  example,   the
Alma Mater Society, through one
of its most lucrative endeavors, the
Knowing that the Pit serves cheap
burgers on Tuesday nights we attempted to enter Tuesday night
Nov. 20 but were met with the reply, "Sorry, no guys allowed till
9:30. It's Ladies Night."
This event, however, had not
been publicized, furthermore the
"Food Bar Open" signs were still
November 30, 1964
The Ubyssey Is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
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"The triumvirate's having a party," bellowed Stuart Coldeugh at he tripped over Yaku and Bruce
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this neughtineae." Erin Mullen juet amled - the knew (he would be Goddeaa for a Weekend. Debbie
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«■ auave becauae ahe know* how, well, provincial these Ubyssey gatherings really are. vltor Wong
grumbled something about how he might be able to cross the street briefly Saturday, while Eric Eg-
genaon couldn't make the hop from a White Rock engagement. (Who could beat White Rock? Not us
peeudo-redical hicks). Javier Campos remained invisible, with only mysterious sketched left as clues.
Pstti Rather and Robert Beynon reminded their young charges they better bring lots of Christmas
cheer to their kind devoted mentors. Ho, Ho, Ho. Stay tuned next week. 	
Library cuts will make us followers
One of the functions of a large
research library like the system
at UBC is the collection of
knowledge. This collected
knowledge must be disseminated
to learners, the users of the
system. Access to the knowledge
is of primary import as is the
critical appraisal of the
knowledge by the learner.
The creation of new
knowledge follows critical appraisal; thus learners become
knowledge leaders. This newly
created knowledge is then collected in a library and the cycle
Without access to knowledge,
with restraint upon the
availablility of quality
knowledge, learning will not occur. Restraint upon knowledge
access is restraint upon learning.
Restraint on learning ends the
cycle. Non-learners are usually
nonrational thinkers, and nonra-
tional thinkers become
followers. Followers obey; they
do not critically examine
The result of the current
restraint on libraries and library
access at UBC (indeed,
academic, public, private, and
school libraries) will be a society
of followers unable to criticize
those programs which are
detrimental to becoming a
knowledgeable, rational thinker.
Library restraint, I believe is
but another insidious attempt by
leaders to make us followers.
Robert Whiteley
graduate studies
conspicuously displayed at both entrances. We presume this was an
oversight; the Food Bar was not
open — to "guys" that is.
Now for the past 15 years events
and organizations which excluded
women were met with loud and
sometimes violent protest. This, we
feel, was and always will be
justified. Discrimination solely on
the basis of gender is unacceptable.
But on a campus whose organizations are concerned with sex
discrimination we wonder just hew
far the enlightenment of the last 15
years has really come.
Instead of the elimination of a
double standard, we witness the
reversal of roles. The last "Men's
Night" hosted by the Pit was open
to all students — men and women
— as many as the Pit could seat.
Certainly we are not suggesting
that the AMS ban the events that
went on in the Pit last Tuesday
night. What we are after is equity,
and consistency. If the AMS truly
represents all students at UBC it
should open up all events it sanctions to the student population,
regardless of gender. It is one thing
not to be able to get a bite to eat at
the Pit because the line-up is too
long. It is quite another to be turned
away at the door simply because we
happen to have been born male.
Dennis Paul
Jim Pfaus
graduate studies Friday, November 30,1984
Page 5
Writers quit Three's Company, produce letter
Provoked by Helen Caldicott's
speech, How to Stop the Nuclear
Madness, we decided to finally quit
watching Three's Company and
participate in the movement demanding world peace. The result is
the following letter to the minister
What democracy?
In their letter Violence not
answer for world's problem (Nov.
23), Sharmila Kumar and Rajesh
Prakash "feel that India is a
democracy" because "People (Hindu in this case) can say anything
without fear of being violently
abused. In every democracy you
will get the odd dissenter." (One
hundred twenty four million non-
Thank you for defining
P.S. Could you please define
"dictatorship" for me?
Balraj Singh Phagoora
pharmacy 1
of external affairs, Joe Clark. It's
not much — it's a start.
November 26, 1984
Dear Mr. Clark:
We are seven University of British Columbia students who are very
concerned about the stance Canada
has taken in the United Nations on
a nuclear freeze. We think Canada
should stand on her own, regardless
of the American vote. And don't
tell us that we didn't have anything
to do with it!
moo< "»*.*<.
Sikhs in army also fought extremists
I have read with great interest the
letters that have been appearing in
The Ubyssey regarding the crisis in
India. Suggestions that Jarnail
Singh Bhindranwale was not an extremist are false if we look at the
facts. Similarly, attempts to justify
extremism on grounds of "proper
reasons" are self defeatist.
The Sikhs and Hindus have livdd
together for centuries without any
conflict. The large number of inter-
religious marriages between the two
communities bear testimony to this
However, in the last two years
some elements have been preaching
terrorism in the Punjab under the
garb of religion. Many righteous
Sikhs have stood up in an attempt
to fight this fanaticism, but they
have been mercilessly gunned
down by the extremists.
A stark example of this fact is a
former head priest of the Golden
Temple, Giani Sahib Pratap Singh
Ji, an 85-year-old man, who was
shot dead by terrorists when he
publicly denounced extremism. Eminent journalists like Lala Jagat Na-
rain were murdered for reporting
against the terrorists.
The extremists confessed that the
orders for these assassinations were
being given by people hiding in the
Golden Temple complex. The terrorists in the complex even went to
the extent of making announcements over a public address system
within the complex regarding people on their "hit lists."
Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was
in the Golden Temple complex at
that time and he condoned terrorism in an interview with CBC television. The Golden Temple from
which had always emanated the
message of love, had become a
house of terror. The sound of Gur-
bani (recital of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book) would be
interspersed with bursts of machine-
gun fire as the terrorists carried out
summary executions, or exchanged
fire with the security forces outside
the complex.
I personally have many Sikh acquaintances who were scared to visit
the Golden Temple during this
By May, 1984 an average of
about 20 innocent citizens (both
Sikhs and Hindus) were being killed
by the terrorists every single day,
continuously for at least two
months. Anyone who can fully
grasp the horror of terrorism in the
state of Punjab cannot but wonder
why government action was not
On June 1, 1984 the government
finally ordered the army to flush the
terrorists out from the state of Punjab. The fact that out of the six army commanders involved directly
in this operation, as many as four
were Sikhs is ample proof of the
fact that this operation was directed
against the terrorists and definitely
not against any community.
Lt.-General Ranjit Singh Dayal (a
Sikh) was in overall charge of all the
army units in Punjab, while Brigadier Brar (again, a Sikh) planned,
supervised and executed the action
on the Golden Temple complex
under his direct command.
Time and again attempts have
been made to give communal color
to this purely law and order problem and those attempting to do this
only display their ignorance.
The army surrounded the Golden
Temple complex for three days before moving in and about 200 people surrendered in this period. If the
terrorists were really concerned
about the sanctity of the temple
they should have done the same.
On June 5, 1984 the army moved
in the Golden Temple complex
when all appeals to the terrorists to
surrender and avoid a bloodbath
had failed. The army jawans (soldiers) were under strict orders not
to fire even a single shot in the direction of the sanctum sanctorum
of the complex, the Golden Temple
itself. An army officer who was involved in this operation later told
journalists: "It was so utterly frusr
trating for the jawans who saw their
comrades die under fire from the
temple and yet could not shoot
Today, the Golden Temple stands
unscathed, a mute testimony to the
resolve of the jawans.
The terrorists on the other hand
did not hesitate at using even antitank missiles.
The charge of army misconduct
in Punjab is utterly disgusting.
Anyone who knows anything about
the Indian army (nearly 25 per cent
of it Sikh) also knows that it is the
most disciplined fighting force in
the world. About two weeks after
the army action at the Golden Temple complex I went to a rural area in
district Amritsar in Punjab, and I
did not learn of single incidence to
give even a semblance of credibility
to this charge. In fact I saw many
army units under the command of
Sikh officers.
The assassination of Indira Gandhi was extremely shameful, and so
were the celebrations that followed
it. The violence that broke out in
parts of India was equally shameful. Every democratic person will
always condemn these events and
will not try to find excuses.
Rajendra Kumar Bhola
graduate studies
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We support the initiative Of the
General Assembly to promote a
nuclear freeze. Clearly, according to
the polls, the majority of the Canadian public agrees with this standpoint. Furthermore, we feel that regardless of the American view on
disarmament, Canada should formulate her own foreign policy.
And, if the United States chooses
to vote against a bilateral nuclear
freeze, then she should be left to
stand alone and to be judged by the
nations of the world.
As concerned voters, we are incensed by the irresponsibility of the
newly-elected Progressive Conservative government. We feel that
through reneging on its specific
campaign   promise   to   encourage
mutual disarmament, the Progressive Conservative party has betrayed
all Canadians. „ Lansdowne
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(Ed. note: Canada was one of 12
nations to vote against a mutually
verifiable nuclear arms freeze in the
UN two weeks ago.)
Frigon explains actions
Had you contacted me before
writing the Nov. 23 story, Vote
Rules Broken, I would have made
the following points;
• The newletter (not pamphlet) I
distributed to graduate students did
not advocate a pro- or anti-Canadian
Federation of Students stand, it
merely provided background information.
• This newsletter was authorized
by the Graduate Student Society
council in September but due to
various obstacles and coincidences,
including the death of my mother, I
was unable to distribute it earlier.
• The alleged "misinformation"
it contained might not have occurred   if  the  Elections   committee
would spell out clearly for graduate
students in ads, as it is supposed to,
what the ground rules are and if it
would make formal motions at
council detailing the procedures and
include those in minutes instead of
vague off-the-cuff comments which
are subject to shifting interpretations.
• My purpose was and remains to
ensure that graduate students are
aware of the implications of their
actions — not to dictate to them. I
have too much respect for their intelligence to think that they would
be swayed by incomplete information or misleading headlines.
Frank Frigon
graduate studies
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Friday, November 30,1984
Friday, November 30,1984
To Danny Smiricky, the narrator
of The Engineer of Human Souls,
the Toronto skyline is more
beautiful than the silhouette of
Prague Castle he left behind in his
native Czechoslovakia.
The reason is simple. Canada has
given the exiled emigre the intellectual and artistic freedom thai a succession of Nazi and Communist
regimes denied in his homeland.
Most Canadians have never had to
live without these freedoms — this
funny and powerful novel by
Joseph Skvorecky suggesi thai we
reall> do take a lot for granted.
The Engineer of Human Souls
by Josef Skvorecky
Lester & Orpen Denny.s
571 pages
Like his protagonist, Joseph
Skvorecky is a ja/z musician, writer
and professor of English who came
to Canada after the Soviet invasion
of hi* country in 1968.
Autobiographical hints of his life
have appeared in previous stories
which featured the adventures of
Danny Smiricky, and this tradition
is carried on in The Engineer.
The title of The Engineers comes
from Josef Stalin's definition of the
writer as one who must construct
the mind of the new man just as the
engineer constructs a machine.
Skvorecky rejects the idea that art
must be harnessed in the service of
social realism or any other ideology.
He subtitles his novel, An Entertainment on the Old Themes of
Life, Women, Fate, Dreams, The
Working Class, Secret Agents,
1 ove and Death. To this one might
add ihe old themes of friendship,
the impulsiveness of youth and the
ongoing debate over the place and
function of art in society.
Skvorecky tells his story by juggling the past and present more or less
at the same lime. Smiricky'* narrative is constantly interrupted by
memories of his youth. This does
not mean The Engineers is difficult
to read. Most of the events are seen
from Smiricky's point of view, so
once all the characters are sorted
out, the novel unfolds quite
Thrown into the narrative are the
numerous letters that friends have
written to Smiricky over the
course of 30 years. Taken together,
they form a neat distillation of the
changes time has wrought: a poig
nant reminder that the ultimate
freedom to be lost may be the luxury of youth. The letters also comment on the idiocies, blessings and
ju.it plain incomprehensible
mysteries of living under
totalitarian regimes as experienced
by the various writers.
The present events of the novel
center around two groups: the naive
Canadian students who attend
Smiricky's literature class at the
aptly named F.uenvale College, and
the wonderfully realized Czech
emigres who live in Toronto.
Although these two groups nevei
directly meet, they are a kind of
metaphorc for the innocence of the
new world versus the war-wearied
experience of the old.
The students and Smiricky debate
the merit-) of literature but.
throughout the novel, they are
brought up short by what Smiricky
calls a "classic i.npasse: a point of
view shaped by the atmosphere and
fashions of an age and its
television." It is an impasse he
never manages to surmount,
especially with the Marxist rhetoric
of Hakim, a young student whom
Smiricky calls an '•innocent
socialist" and who is his main antagonist in the classroom.
Smiricky is often exasperated by
the political naivety of his students,
just as he is bemused by the political
paranoia of his fellow emigres,
some of whom are convinced the
Party is out to get them even in
Canada. Even Smiricky has the old
fear of the state returning on those
occasions when unknown 'admirers' from Prague appear at his
door. Although Smiricky usually
disarms them with liquor, the
totalitarian state's legacy of doubt
remains in his mind; were thev spies
or were thev really genuine fans of
his work?
Skvorecky has a great talent for
creating memorable (and
numerous) characters, and he
delights in describing their idiosyn-
cracies, especially of the members
of the Czech community. There is
the indomitable Dotty, for example, whose wardrobe is a product of
Honest Ed's the Salvation Arm>
and Buffalo's black shops. Or her
equally gaudy husband, Brian, who
wears black and gold checked shoes
that "must have been purchased at
a pop-art exhibition or a chess
Rick Salutin will provoke you.
He'll make you laugh and maybe
feel sad and he might make you
mad, but he will make you think
and question your own beliefs.
In Marginal Notes: Challenges to
the Mainstream, Salutin — editor,
journalist, playwright — includes
some of his best journalism over the
last 10 years. He jumps easily from
Joe Clark jokes, to Jewish — Canadian values, to the CBC, and a
scathing critique of Barbara Amiei.
Salutin's talent in providing intelligent radical analysis in u way that
does not preach. The guv's funny
too, and sensitive.
Marginal .Notes: Challenges to
the Mainstream
M> Kick Sulutin
Lester & Orpen Denny s
SI2.95 paper hack, 320 pages
In Search of the Majority, is an
incicdibly well written and svmpa-
thetic portrayal of New Right foot
soldiers, especially for a leftie. In
the article written for Quest in 1981,
Salutin asks what the appeal of the
Moral Majority is for its supporters, many of them farmers, small
business people and workers whose
interests seem to conflict with the
group's leaders.
So Salutin talks to Marg Harris,
mother of five who lives on a dairy
farm. Marg joined a New Right
group in Ontario called Renaissance
International after laxity in the
school system alarmed her. Marg is
fascinating, and Salutin does call
her Marg, giving him a closeness to
his subject that is very effective.
" I here are things out there she's
only heaid of. such as 'the second
woman.' She searches tor the correct term. 'Mistresses!' "I hut's what
thev call them. 1 read an article that
sa\s it's like an addiction. I gue;s
i:'s ihe lame for homosexuals."
Maie  ius!  comes \0 life  j'oi   the
Not all the emigres, however,
have the same flair and/est for living, nor the same lo-e for their
adopted homeland. The melancholy
and embittered Vcroiika finally
allows homesickness o pull her
back to Czechoslovakia, but not
before she has repeatedly embarrassed her Canadian liver and his
family over their lack u\ political
A good part of the n.ivcl is taken
up with the idealized daydreams of
Smiricky's youth, especially ot
Nadia and his hone-town of
Kostelec. Nadia, the poor and
tragic heroine of the ncvel, inspires
Danny to prove his love for hei. He
foolishly involves both -jf them in a
scheme to sabotage airpane parts in
the Messcrsehmitt factory where
they have been conscripted to work
bv the Third Reich. O" course the
amateur saboteur is ;uiie easily
found out, but a eapricous turn ol
luck saves his life.
Whenever the adut Smirickv
relects on these daydretnis, he concludes they are no nostalgic
because he realizes thev are an illusion. Instead, he is only "sad —
quite pleasantly sad . . ." For the
reader, too, there is thi: same emotion because Skvorecky so skillfully
evokes those moments when
youthful freedom, passion and
tenderness are forged for the first
time in the crucible of experience.
Balancing the youthful
Smirickv's pursuit of Nadia arc the
hilarious philosophical (and
scatological) debates taking place in
the men's washroom at the
Messcrsehmitt factory.
There are also the adventures of
Prema. a friend who is badly injured while carrying out resistance
efforts against the Nazis and yet
whose history is rewritten by the
new Communist regime. It brands
him a traitor for leading a "so-
called resistance group . . . which,
however, was less concerned with
struggling against the Nazi occupiers than with conserving its
strength for the post-war situation
in order to play a role in reestablishing bourgeois rule."
As the war draws to end, Danny
finds that he is not looking forward
to the Red Army liberators. He is
incredulous that the Czechs seem so
willing to exchange one "paradise"
for another. Inflexible cdeology
coupled with inflexible authority
leads the narrator and the author to
conclude that all such regimes are
essentially the same in the effect
that they have on the individual. It
doesn't matter whether it be the
Puritan community described in
The Scarlet Letter, a story that
Smiricky teaches ("I despaired for
those legions of students who are
taught American literature by someone from Harvard who . . . deals
only with the function of colour in
The Scarlet Letter. 1 suppose for
them ... it will always be just a
If Skvoreckv sees any antidote to
living in a universe whose God he
dubs Al Capone. then it is in the
refuge of humour. The Engineers is
a very funny book. The humor
ranges from the bawdy to the subtly
ironic, from pure farce to satire that
can be scathing and gentle.
Quite often, Skvorecky lakes aim
at the quagmire of Canadian
universities. In one scene, the cam
pus police are summoned to save
one of Smirickv's colleagues who is
seemingly torn limb from limb bv
his angry students. The professor is
outraged by their interruption,
however, because as he defiantly
announces, the whole thing was a
"test in Hnglish 273. Contemporary
Summarizing Skyorecky's
achievements in this novel is difficult after one reading because The
Engineers is a story of epic proportions. It is long and though easy to
read, the issues the novel raises are
amongst the more difficult of our
age; foi, as Skvorecky reminds us.
the question is "no longer freedom,
that absolute ideal of eighteenth
century madmen, but the extent to
which freedom may permissibly be
Still, though the novel is a
criticism of totalitarian regimes, it is
also a testament to those elements
of the human condition that defy or
transcend any limits which might be
placed on them by the state. And as
long as novels like The Engineers of
Human Souls can be written,
published and read, then, perhaps,
we are closer to those eighteenth
century madmen than Skvorecky
Book marks restraint
A recently published book marks
a new phase in British Columbia
The New Reality symbolizes the
beginning of ongoing public discussion regarding premier Bennett's restraint progiam and the future of
the opposition in this province.
The New Reality
Ldited bv  W.  Magnusson, U.K.
Carroll. C. Doyle, M. Langer.
K.U. Walker
New Star Rooks, 311 pages S4.95
Discussion within the press and
parties occurred before, no doubt,
but this political discussion occurs
continuously. The publication ot a
major book on the other hand
shows the discussion is becoming
more public and the opposition is
actively seeking new policies in
these tough times.
The text itself is an orange-bound
paperback published by Vancouver's own New Star Books publishing house localcd at 2504 York
Street in Kitsilano.
The book consists of essays gathered since December, 1983 bv the
Committee on Alternatives for British Columbia, a University ot Victoria faculty and staff group who,
as their name implies, amalgamated
to seek new options for B.C.'s
black future.
They have collected 15 essays
from B.C. academics and writers
which show what the Social Credit
government has done and is attempting to do to B.C.
The editors say the book is an attempt to "stimulate the creative
thinking essential if we are to climb
out of the morass which, in our own
corner of the world, has been made
As a stimulant the book is excellent, tike shade after a long, hot
The essays on economics, parliamentary procedure, human rights
and government services point out
questions the Socreds are ignoring.
For example. LBC sociology professor Pat Marchak in her essay
shows the government is failing to
comprehend and deal with new
global economic trends and has not
offered a believable blueprint for
the construction of B.C.'s post-recession economy.
In another essay UVic law professor Mm ray Rankin points out Victoria has replaced an excellent human rights commission with one below international standards and has
attained no economic or social advantage from this.
Although some argued the opposition to restraint ended with the
near general strike last November,
this book shows the opposition is
neither dead nor lethargic but i> actively seeking options to Socred
The fact these wriiers, mainly
academics, have taken considerable
time to organise this 300 page book
shows how deep and strong opposition to the present government's
economic and social policy is.
The fact Socred Sun columnist
Vaughn Palmer felt the book warranted a scathing review in his Nov.
23 column -iso shows the importance of th;s publication to B.C.
As the editors noted, the book is
more than a chronicling of B.C.'s
last two hudgets and related legislation. It is an attempt by the left to
understand the present provincial
crisis and build new alternatives.
It .is unfortunate that due to its
academic nature the book may be
inaccessible to many. It is also un-
toitunate the book' does not closely
examine the Socred's attitudes towards labor and discuss labor's
future in the province.
Despite these problems and the
fact the book will only be read by-
limited numbers, we can expect its
impact and its call for new alternatives to play an important part in
future decision making by the opposition in B.C.
reader, an effect that is very hard
for writers to achieve. . . Marg
senses chaos in the world around
her, Salutin writes, explaining her
worldvicw springs from her home
and children and is understandable
in her rural setting. The reader admires Marg regardless of some of
her wacky beliefs, because she is
fighting back.
While Salutin made a "big blooper" as he called it in this article by-
predicting Reagan and Thatcher
were through, the conclusion is a
whammy for those on the left who
love to lament the New Right's existence. Salutin asks if those who
fight and are wrongheaued are the
enemy, or those too apathetic to
fight, oi neither.
Salutin's lheine is marginality —
the marginality of Canada compai-
ed to the U.S. and of himself as a
Marxist, nationalist, Jewish, middle
class political and social commentator.
The thread running through the
book is the harship of being out side
the power structures and the mainstream, but the writer or anyone,
does not have to give up principles
and sell out to get a piece of the
Salutin clearly has not done this.
He admits in the introduction ii is
difficult having principles when
you're miles away from everyone
else, but he argues being marginal is
more "real" fun and the only place
to clearly see mainstream events.
Salutin's writing reflect this. Alter Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982,
he wrote a piece for Maclean's harshly criticising Israeli foreign policy
and uiguing Palestinians have a
right 'o a homeland as well. Most ol
the Jewish-Canadian community
attacked him: he received threats
and tormer friends denounced him.
He attacks the CBC with equal gusto
as elitist and unconcerned with creating a national popular culture.
"The average CBC radio listeners
are widows over 50 and practically
no one between 18 and 24 is out
there," Salutin stabs.
The marginality continues, as in
Salutin's funeral eulogy to Kent
Rowley, whom Salutin nominate
as a working class hero. Rowley,
union organizer since his teens, interned during WWII for his opposition to Quebec conscription, jailed
several times since, especially helped immigrant women workers. It is
obvious Salutin idolizes him, and is
mad at the system for attacking
Rowley. Salutin clearly takes Rowley's lesson io heart — "You need
not sell oin."
Salutin is by no means all gloom
and doom. He takes delight in a
radical analysis ol dlobe and Mail
gossip columnist Z.ena Cherry. He.
provides careful footnotes on one
of her columns noting some of the
powerful people attending one of
those parties Zena so loves to glorify. And there's a flippant discussion of why the Toronto Maple
Leafs are having a bad season
(1980). Salutin suggests surplus
value is part of the problem —
economists figured the players produced their own salaries after two
periods and weren't going to expend
extra energv for owner Harold Ballard.
Salutin can also be painfully personal, as when he describes his
many summers as a camp counsellor. There is a poignant description
of him leaving after his last summer, sipping apricot brandy and
lonely as hell. His marriage is crumbling. He says goodbye to the woman he had an affair with that sum
mer as she heads off in a car with
her husband.
The book isn't perfect
though. There is an Eastern bias
that grates on a Westerner. To some
extent it's hard to blame Salutin
because the power in publishing, as
with other things, lies in Toronto.
Bui it is hypocritical for Salutin, the
ardent nationalist, to have so many-
Eastern articles and to interview
mainly Easterners, especially On-
Neither will many readers agree
with all Salutin says, but that does
not make his arguments are any less
worth reading. His is an important
voice on the left that is an encouraging change to the stale media mainstream. The book i> also a positive
sign that not everyone has to compromise beliefs to get ahead. Page 8
Friday, November 30,1984
Anti-Sandinista "genocide" pamphlets at Dalhousie
HALIFAX (CUP) — From the
page of the yellow flyer, a forlorn
youngster focuses her liquid gaze
upon you and perches her finger
tenuously on her lip. "Escape from
Nicaragua!s Genocide," reads the
black print above her.
"Daily, Nicaraguans are victimized by Sandinistas who burn family
homes, persecute minorities, rape
and torture innocent citizens. . ."
it reads.
The anti-Sandinista pamphlet —
described by one activist as "right
Tories create jobs
From page 3
Training Option, but McCurdy says
$2 million of the $27 million set aside
for the pian is not new money ana
the rest will not alleviate the mounting unemployment crisis. The $2
million comes from job creation
money allocated in the
government's unemployment insurance budget.
The Youth Training Option is expected to create jobs for 4,000
youths as well as classroom and on-
the-job training.
Another job creation program
that might have helped young people find jobs was the First Chance
program, a campaign initiative of
former prime minister John Turner,
which was frozen shortly after the
Tories were elected.
wing smut" — is one of the latest in
a series that have appeared on the
Dalhousie University campus.
Similar ones have been inserted in
the university's student newspaper,
the Dalhousie Gazette, without
The pamphlet is causing concern
among local academics, who say its
publisher, the "Coalition for Jobs,
Peace and Freedom in the
Americas", is likely a fringe group
of supporters of Ronald Reagan's
anti-Sandinista policies.
"There isn't a grain of truth in
this," said Dalhousie Spanish professor John Kirk. "They portray
this child as a victim of the
Nicaraguan genocide when it is the
Sandinistas who are the victims of
this U.S. sponsored campaign
against them."
Tiny print buried at the bottom
of the page underneath the girl's
picture says the pamphlet is a project of the National Center for the
Public Policy Research. The ad
dress listed under the Coalition's
name is in Washington, D.C.
Kirk said he thinks this hate
literature is an example of the principle of selective indignation and a
complete turning around of the
The powerful Somoza family
maintained a dictatorship in
Nicaragua for more than 40 years
until they were ousted by the
revolutionary Sandinistas in 1979.
It appears a lone male student on
campus is distributing the pam
phlets. Although the leaflet lists an
American address, the coalition
could not by reached by telephone.
Though Kirk said the distribution
of this literature is dangerous, he
adds: "It will also convince anyone
with a smattering of intelligence
and the slightest awareness of
Nicaragua, that not only do these
people mean business, but that the
pro-Somoza lobby in Washington
and in Canada is growing.
"This new wave of conservatism
means bad news."
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and leadership abilities and are interested in professional
employment with a C.A. firm May to August 1985,
please submit your resume (UCPA form is suitable) and
a copy of your most recent transcript of marks by
December 18, 1984 to the Canada Employment Centre
on Campus, Brock Hall.
All resumes will be acknowledged. Campus interviews
will be held in late January.
Additional information is available at the U.B.C.
Canada Employment Office.
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• Christmas wrap, stickers & cards
• Jelly beans & helium balloons
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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A NAME MAKES. Friday, November 30, 1984
T HE    U BY S S E '
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Rev i ev\fi
Parachute delivers
They're young. They're sincere.
They're musicians with a message.
If that description brings to mind
images of long-haired granola-
heads strumming their acoustic
guitars and wailing for the whales,
then the Parachute Club is bound
to bust a few stereotypes.
This Canadian group delivers the
music to back up the message.
Parachute Club's sound is a blend
of down to the bottom dance
rhythms, power-pop vocals with
lyrics that probe the dark side of
society — sexism, nuclear
nightmares, and unemployment —
without losing sight of the strength
that comes when people unite.
The four women and three men
of Parachute Club seem to have
heeded the words of famed shit-
disturber Emma Goldman. "If I
can't dance I don't want to be in
your revolution," Emma said, and
for the Parachute Club the notions
of dance and revolution are inseparable.
As the Parachute Club says it in
the song She tell you: When the
music cracks the silence/of a sleeping soul/Let dancing move your
body/And wisdom be your goal.
Any dance worth raising a sweat
over is better live than on record,
and the Parachute Club proved they
could cut it Tuesday night at the
Commodore Ballroom.
From the first notes of the band's
new single At the Feet of the Moon
to the second and final encore, the
sell-out crowd danced, swayed, and
stayed on the dance floor. And the
members of the group appeared to
take great pleasure from the receptive, and vocal audience.
There were plenty of women in
the crowd Tuesday night — which is
only right, 'cause there are plenty of
women  in  Parachute Club.   Lor
raine Segato's dusky-husky vocals,
Lauri Conger's careening
keyboards, and the percussion and
saxophone support by Julie Masi
and Margo Davidson all compliment the feminist content of the
One tune, Boy's Club, pokes fun
at male bonding and warmongering
while articulating the distrust of the
mighty military men many of us
feel. Sexual Intelligence, a song inspired by the writing of feminist
Andrea Dworkin, tells of a couple
"resenting each other and not
knowing why" until they break
through the sexual roles to find
The four women in the group
bound around the stage, obviously
enjoying their work. Drummer Billy
Bryans, bass player Kier
Brownstone and guitarist Dave
Gray round out the funky sound,
but the low-key stage presence and
lack of macho posturing on the part
of these men confirm that this is
not a boy's club.
The Parachute Club closed their
set with the chart-topping hit "Rise
Up", an inspiring anthem about
people regaining power in their lives
through community and celebration. Rarely does one experience a
piece of music in white North
America where the barrier between
participant and observer breaks
down. Rise Up rises right up and
breaks down the wall.
The Parachute Club is influenced
by Jamaican reggae and African
music. In those cultures as well, the
difference between performer and
audience blur in the joy of the moment. While they are riot terribly innovative or original in their musical
direction, the Parachute Club has
incorporated Black style and texture into its music to lend it
Story long winded
In this screen adaptation of a
Henry James novel, the suffragette
movement provides the focus for
three people locked in a love triangle.
Once the stage is set and we know
who wants what, the classic 19th
century determinism takes over and
the plot unfolds exactly as we expect it to. It is as though the characters have no will of their own. In
this case, Olive (Vanessa Redgrave)
takes young Verena (Madeleine Potter) under her wing to educate her
as a feminist, while Basil (Christopher Reeve) does his best to win the
young woman's heart and marry
The Bostonians
At the Dunbar Theatre
Vanessa Redgrave portrays the
richest and most complex character,
a lone, melancholy, and intellectually powerful woman. While she
preaches freedom and political
equality for women, urging they not
marry or get charmed by romance,
she depends more and more upon
Verena for her own happiness and
ultimately cannot bear to see her
Madeleine Potter and Christopher Reeve are less interesting on
screen, partly because Potter plays
a character wholly unable to make
decisions, while Reeve acts the
cookie-cutter, Southern nice guy.
Most of the film's power comes
from the ideologies of the era. The
women are barred from university
education; they must teach themselves and each other in private with
whatever good books they can find.
The men of the time cheerfully refer
to women's speeches demanding
suffrage as "entertainment of such
It is these glimpses into the beginnings of the women's movement, these conflicts of political
ideas that carry the story. The characters themselves would be uninteresting without their 19th century,
historical milieu.
Olive even refers to this backwards, masses-over-the-individual
priority, as she tells Verena, "When
there is a great cause, the individual
is of no account." This statement
carries a great irony, for as the film
draws to a close it is clear that the
cause depends solely on individuals
such as Verena and Olive. It is they
who must think, speak and act.
If you are interested in the history
of the feminist movement, this fictionalized account of one Boston
marriage should be provocative.
However, the story takes a while to
tell itself and the characters are not
remarkable or heroic enough to
warrant such a detailed treatment.
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Friday, November 30,1984
Hawaiian heat tropical party, 8:30 p.m., Jericho
Sailing centre, surf and turf room.
Pre-Xmas exam bash, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., SUB 205.
A Lunch for a Life, Ethiopian crisis fundraising
event,  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. SUB Bus Stop,
Yum Yums, Ponderosa.
Sale of classes, $2 drop-in fee, last day, all day,
SUB 207/209, partyroom or ballroom.
Pre-registration for next term, noon, SUB 216e.
Conversation    meeting,    noon.    International
Semi-finals, 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m.. War Memorial
Play Vancouver police, 8:45 p.m.. War Memorial
Canada West league match versus Lethbridge
Pronghorns, 7:30 p.m., Thunderbird arena.
Gym night, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Osborne gym
Sodal meeting, 3:30 p.m.. International House.
Dr.   Henry   Samuels   speaking,   noon.   Gallery
Pre-post-exam party, refreshments, 3-7 p.m.,
SUB 205.
Meeting and collection of SUS food drive donations,    5:30   p.m.,   Astronomy/Geophysics
building 142.
B.F.A. 4th year show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SUB art
Lecture:  An Introduction to Jaroslav Setfert,
Nobel Prize for Literature 1984, by Peter Petro of
Slavonic studies, noon, Buch B214.
Gym night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Osborne gym A.
Japanese dinner and entertainment night, $10
members/$l2 non-members or $13 at the door,
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Asian centre auditorium,
Canada West league match versus Lethbridge
Pronghorns, 7:30 p.m., Thunderbird arena.
Final at 4:15 p.m.. War Memorial gym.
Skating party co-sponsored with VGCC, usual
refreshments, skating from 7:30-9:30 p.m., party
until 12:30 a.m., Kitsilano skating rink, 12th and
Christmas toy run, 9 a.m., Lougheed mall.
Lecture: Bernini's Santa Teresa: A Study in Ambiguity, by Nicos Hadjinicolaou, Parisienne art
historian, noon, Lasserre 104.
B.F.A. 4th year how, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SUB art
Meeting, 11:30 a.m., SUB 212a.
Taking   donations   for   Empty   Stocking   fund,
10-11   a.m.,   Peter  Suedfeld   lounge,   Douglas
Kenney building.
Early registration for next term includes the rest
of this term's classes free, noon, SUB 216e.
Sale of classes, $2 drop-in fee, all day, SUB
207/209, partyroom or ballroom.
Meeting, 7 p.m., SUB 215.
Last meeting of the semester, noon, Buch A202.
Weekly testimony meeting and Bible readings,
all welcome, noon, SUB 213.
Donations for the Empty Stocking fund, 10-11
a.m., Peter Suedfeld lounge, Douglas Kenny
Hairy puce blorgs in this tiny island
community were struck by deathly
plague Thursday. Chief bad-mannered spokesblorg Slobber Bunyons
said, "I feel like shit," wiped strings of gooey substances from two
round holes in his face, and passed
out, leaving the generally stupid
blorgs confused and leader less.
Communist Universal Press spokesblorg airy Mulehead agreed something was up and it wasn't revolution. "Off the record I've never
worked so slow in my life. Here
take some vitamins,"' she was quoted as saying.
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There are lots of valid excuses to party in
December ...
. . . Shopping Blues
. . . The Canucks win one game
. . . Class or Faculty Christmas Party
. . . Exams are over!
. . . Joseph Smith's Birthday Dec. 23rd
(founder of the Mormons!)
This December have your December party at
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Publications, Room 266, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
Charge Phone Orders over $10.00. Call228-3977
Women's Dance at the Capri Hall? Why not
meet at the Pre-Post-Exam Party Party in
SUB 205, 3-7 p.m. today . . . Skating Party
tomorrow, 7:30 to 9:X p.m. at the Kitsilano
Skating Rink.
Attend an afternoon seminar especially designed for English 100 students
and learn all the skills and techniques
necessary to pass. Full notes provided. Preregistration, by Dec. 7 is essential due to demand for enrollment.
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 1984
Apt. 304.1848 W. 3rd, fee $35.00. Contact: L. A. Smith, B.A. (Hons.) Res:
732-1593.   (weekends   and   evenings)
11 - FOR SALE - Private
PLANE TICKET. One-way Toronto-Vancouver on Jan. 6. Female; $200 or best offer. Call 224-3178.
TO TRADE: 71 VW rebuilt will trade for
Mistral Maui or equal sail board. No bashed
board or bagged sails please. 921-7102.
ticket available. Dec. 18. $130. Call
734-0819 or 228-6146.
15 - FOUND
FOUND a watch Mon., Nov. 26 in parking
lot behind visitors parkade near B-Lot. To
identify call 224-7424.
A WATCH was found at Student Health
Services. Please go there to identify.
LARGE DOUBLE & single rms. in shared
house at Gates avail, immed. or for second
term. Call Rob at 228-1242.
FURNISHED RM. near UBC with cooking/
laundry facilities, $250 (incl. util.) Rent will
be reduced for typing, babysitting, light
housekeeping duties. Donna 266-1226.
LSAT, GMAT, MCAT preparation. Call
National Testing 738-4618. Please leave
message on tape if manager is counselling.
LSAT/GMAT preparation courses, coming
to Vancouver. For info call 1-800-387-3742
30 - JOBS
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If you are a 1985 B.Comm.
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resume to:
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No. 212-4800 No. 3 Rd.,
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 3A6
How about organizing jewellery parties in
your home? We have silver gemstone
jewellery & white brass accessories from
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leave your number, Stephen.
If interested in non-paid, study
related work —  placements in
come, in December,
to the Office of
Room 213, Brock Hall
Telephone 228-3022
campus. You can rent tents and other
backpacking equipment, mountain bikes
and kayaks, all at great daiiy, weekly and
weekend rates from REC UBC. Call
228-4244 for info, or drop by the cage in
Osborne, Unit 2 at lunch time or from
3:30-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
FRESH MANURE. Party leftovers. Stop by
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Senior Stage: written and performed by the
"older generation" from the work of 22 writers, sketches, jokes, anecdotes, poems and
songs: "Growing old isn't so bad — when you
think of the alternative." Dec. 5-9, 7:30 p.m.,
Waterfront Theatre, Granville Isle, 685-6217.
The Cat And The Canary: is looking for cats
and canaries aged 20-50 if male and 20-60 if
female, auditions will be held at Vagabond
Playhouse in Queens Park, New West., Dec.
4-5 at 7:30 p.m. Contact Dwayne Campbell,
production manager, 524-6972.
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it
on the Road: is still taking and getting lots
onstage through December, weekdays 8:30
p.m., Sat. at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Arts Club,
Granville Isle.
The Late Blumer: onstage through December, weekdays 8:30, Sat. at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
Arts Club, Seymour St.
Ain't Misbehaving:  is bloomin' on to its
seventh  hit month  this coming  December,
weekdays8:30 p.m.. Sat. at 6:30&9:30 p.m.,
Granville Isle Revue Theatre.
Only in Vancouver: a Sunday cabaret eye-
balling   our   city,   Dec.   2,   8   p.m.,   Revue
Theatre; also Jazz a La Carte: a tribute to
Duke Ellington, same place and time.
Puss in Boots: witty kitties and other fantasy
creatures dancing and singing in the traditional British pantomime style; pets, booing
and cheering are welcome, Nov. 29-Dec. 15,
Presentation  House,  986-1351,   Dec.  20-30,
James Cowan Theatre, 291-6864.
Too Foolish To Talk About: original Newfoundland comedy at City Stage, 8:30 p.m.
Mon.-Fri., 6 and 9 p.m., until Dec. 1.
Candleford: A mid-winter's day in Dorcas
Lane's Post Office and General Smithy with
seasonal songs and an original score,  Nov.
22-24, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 8 p.m., at Capila^o
Pipe Dreams: also a musical, by Magee
(Wongski's old alma mater) Theatre at Magee
school auditorium of course, Nov. 26-30, 8
p.m., 263-2321.
The Real Talking People Show: opens
Tamahnous Theatre's '84-'85 season on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre. Every line is guaranteed overheard —
as meaningful and obscure as the unknown
people who daily pass by.
Terra Nova Playhouse: starting Nov. 2. Antarctic explorer despairs while freezing to
death. Understandable.
Extremities: a play about rape, Nov. 9 at the
Firehall Theatre.
SFU Dancers in Concert: new works choreographed by faculty showing Nov. 29-Dec. 1
8 p.m. at the SFU theatre in Burnaby,
Anna Wyman Dance Theatre: collaborating
with Axis Mime Theatre, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, popular spirited works for the whole family, pets
welcome, North Van. Centennial Theatre, 8
The Goh Ballet Academy: a special demo
class on Dec. 8, at 12:30 from the Academy's
Professional Training Division, 2345 Main.
The EDAM Christmas Family Show: bring
the pets, Mascall's Carnival of Animals,
Bourget's Platypuses, and MacLaughlin's V.
The Warehouse Show: that's right, a warehouse filled with art stuff, an event that is cur-
ated and juried. More than 200 local visual artists, scheduled concerts, performance art,
video tapes and films, panel discussion and
lectures, Nov. 3-30, 12-8 p.m./Wed.-Sun.,
522 Beatty St., 732-6783.
Moving Sculpture: performed by Young
People's Creative Dance Theatre, directed by
Linda Moncur: sculptural shapes in space to
be viewed from all sides while strolling
through the gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Dec.
9, 291-9441.
Evelyn Roth: artist-in-residence for many
places including Canada Place during Expo/86
will present one segment of the final multimedia production. Mother Earth, with music
by Roger Deegan, in the Great Hall of the
UBC Museum of Anthropology, Dec. 9, 2:30
Larry Cohen: Nothing and Something, philosophy translated into three dimensional
sculpture — on the nature of being, until Dec.
22, Contemporary Art Gallery, 687-1345.
Futura Bold: four painters, opening at the
Pitt International Galleries Dec. 3, 8 p.m.,
Chris Harris: New Work, Dialogue with Chris
Harris in an illustrated talk, free, Surrey Art
Gallery, 13750-88th Ave., 596-7461.
B.C. Printmakers Showcase: until Jan. 6,
Burnaby Art Gallery, all prints were completed
in '84, and all media of printmaking are represented, 6344 Gilpin St., 291-94441.
Jack Shadbolt: act of painting, multi-panel
works, opens Nov. 9, at the Vancouver Art
Drawing and Sculpture: Lindsay Gammon,
Greg Murdock, and Colette Urban, Nov.
2-Dec. 2, 13750-88th Ave., Surrey, 595-1515.
Photoperspectives '84: a national, juried
photography exhibition, 106 works by 22 photographers, Nov. 9-Dec. 2, Presentation
House, 333 Chesterfield Ave., 986-1351.
Ann Nelson: paintings, Nov. 9-Dec. 11, Theatre Gallery of the Surrey Arts Centre.
Cathy Winter: reflects the wide range of human experience from a woman's viewpoint,
Dec. 9, 8 p.m. La Quena.
Connie Kaldor: moonlights at the Clutch,
Dec. 4-8, 8 p.m., Vancouver East Cultural
Soundwave 84: a benefit concert for VCC
Jazz Choir, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., King Ed. campus
Suzanne Kennelly is French-Canadian . . .
and likes to sing about it, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.,
Granville Isle.
Hall & Oats: on tour in support of their latest
Big Bam Boom (a bimbo of a title), Nov. 29,
Pacific Coliseum.
Handel's Messiah: the ultimate in Christmas
tradition, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. and Dec. 9, 2:30
p.m., conductor Jon Washburn, at the Or-
Hextremities: Musicity presentation of
something extreme called Composition by
Committee, Dec. 1, Western Front.
Michael Hart Quartet: with Brett and Joel
Wade, Dec. 7-8, 10 p.m.. Classical Joint, 231
Carral St., 689-0667.
Monday Thru Saturday
hot & spicy munchies
4 P.M. - 7 P.M.
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P.J. Perry with saxophone and Company a:
Whittaker's Restaurant. 1055 Seymour, Dec
6-9, 10 p.m., 681-2927.
Jonathan Richman: an AMS cor cert pro
duction at the SUB auditorium, 8 pm.
SUBfilms (SUB auditorium, 228-3KJ7): Merry
Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Nov. 29- )ec. 2, 7
p.m. additional showing at 9:30 p.m. Fri. and
Cinema   16   (SUB   auditorium,   228-3698):
Monterey Pop, Dec. 3, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Ridge Theatre (3131 Arbutus St., 738-6311):
Choose Me, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.
Studio Cinema (919 Granville St., 681-3847):
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nov. 30, mid-
nite; Walls; Quadrophenia, Dec. 1, midnite;
Camelot, Dec. 2, 12 p.m. and Dec. 5, 2 p.m.;
Superman III, Dec. 1, noon.
Vancouver East Cultural Centre 11895 Ven-
ables St., 254-9578): Treasure Island, Dec. 1,
1 p.m.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th Ave. & Commercial Drive, 253-5455): Black Orpheus/Pix-
ote, Nov. 28-29, 7:30/9:30 p.m.; Manifestations of Shiva, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 7:30 and 9:30
p.m.; Judy Chicago/Poetry In Motion, Dec.
3-4, 7:30/9 p.m.; Pretty Baby/Nashville, Dec.
5-6, 7:30/9:30 p.m.
Pacific Cinematheque (1155 W. Georgia,
732-6119): The Bride Wore Black, Nov. 30,
7:30 p.m.
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Friday, November 30,1984
Alberta Tories want "new age"
CALGARY (CUP) — An. Alberta government position paper calling for a "new age of prosperity"
through high technology, research
investment and an international
business institute is drawing fire
from the province's university community for attacking broad based
The Alberta White Paper, containing "Proposals for A Science
and Industrial Strategy for Alberta
1985-1990", proposes that high
technology can catapult Alberta into the international trade market
and pave the way for a
technological Utopia. It was mainly
penned by Alberta Conservative
premier. Peter Lougheed.
"If the university, colleges and
technical institutes choose programs and faculty expansions that
will effectively complement the Industrial and Scientific Strategy, the
Alberta government should give
priority funding on agreed conditions," the paper reads.
The paper's educational plan emphasizes the need for students to
have job skills when they graduate
and the importance of funding of
research projects.
Although the plan for an international business institute offering
"an advanced degree in international trade and relations" attracted both the university administrations of Alberta and
Calgary, students and faculty say
the paper is a real threat to university autonomy and the future of
liberal arts funding in the province.
Criticism from students in
Calgary has been particularly
severe. In a September position
paper, the University of Calgary
graduate students association urges
the government "to avoid polarizing itself in a debate that gives us
only a choice between empty bellies
and empty heads."
The U of C student council,
which submitted a position paper
written in co-operation with
University of Alberta and
Lethbridge students, also raised
concern about the possibility of
funding being directed towards
technical-related programs and
resulting in a loss of liberal arts programs.
"It is paramount that university
graduates have diversity in their
academic backgrounds," the
students wrote.
The student council warned that
private and corporate donations
"have the potential of skewing the
program development of individual
institutions" and may "result in the
diversion of operating funds from
existing programs."
The university's faculty association, in its brief, echoed the same
"Rather than diverting sums of
money into producing larger and
larger cohorts of narrowly trained
specialists, it makes sense to maintain the present diverse mix of
studies and to work at increasing
the technical and scientific literacy
of all graduates," the association
While administrators at both
universities warned the government
not to "reduce universities to trade
schools or technical institutes" they
were less critical than students or
faculty. Both Edmonton and
Calgary administrators were lured
by the idea of having an international  business  institute  on  their
respective campuses.
Peter Kreuger, U of C vice-
president academic, said "the programs should be balanced to provide a well rounded education for
students and not neglect the liberal
arts   portion   of  their   education.
Some B.C. institutions are now
stressing their technical and
business aspects in response to provincial government underfunding.
UBC now has an industrial liaison
officer, Jim Murray.
CFS defeat due to
debt myths and Reds
No one expected the enormous
number of students who turned out
to vote UBC out of the Canadian
Federation of Students, least of all
the people working on the Yes and
No committees, and everything
from deficits to communist was
blamed for the large rejection.
No committee co-chair Donna
Chow said she was surprised at such
a large No vote. "I was expecting
maybe a 60 per cent vote against
CFS," she said.
Chow said she thought students
voted no because they didn't want
to pay $7.50 to an organization
"which appeared to be inefficient."
CFS has a $68,000 deficit in one of
its three budgets. "There were other
problems of course, but this was the
major one," she said.
Chow added any services CFS
said they could provide could be obtained by students without CFS.
Engineering president Ross Pritchard, who supported the No committee, said he was also surprised by
the large turnout. "I only expected
that we would just make quorum,
or about 10 per cent," he said.
Pritchard said the CFS is ineffective as a student lobby.
"They're concentrating too much
in Ottawa. It's the provinces which
are in charge of education, and
there should be more lobbying in
Victoria. We should try to get our
own backyard straightened out
Donna Morgan, CFS executive
officer, said she was worried about
student apathy in the weeks before
the referendum. "But then the No
committee got active about five
days before the referendum," she
said. "And we didn't have enough
people to counter that."
Morgan said the CFS itself was
partially to blame for the No turn
out because organizational work
had not been done in the years UBC
was a prospective member of CFS.
And the No committee published
false information shortly before the
referendum, Morgan said. In their
campaign poster, the No committee
said the deficit was $128,000, and
that CFS was only now lobbying
UBC for membership.
Worse damage came from a science undergraduate society newsletter published the day before the
referendum, Morgan said. "The
newsletter made it sound like the
CFS was infiltrated by Reds," she
said. "It said that we were supporting the Nicaraguan government."
CFS has no policies on Nicaragua,
she said.
CFS will not approach UBC for
membership for at least another
two years, Morgan said. "Students
in UBC would have to be more interested for us to try again," she
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"THROUGH RAIN SOAKED window I watch merry students carouse in
puddles, but I, locked in my vault, must produce The Ubyssey.
"Students lack real power at UBC"
Sun incorrect about Moli
UBC will not be a major investor in a company producing a new
type of battery invented at UBC,
UBC's associate vice president research said Thursday.
Peter Larkin, commenting on a
Nov. 28 Sun business story, said
UBC is not spending any money to
become a partner in Moli Energy
Ltd., a B.C. company that developed the world's first rechargeable
lithium battery.
He said the Sun story was wrong.
"We're not investing any money
in it," Larkin said. He said about
eight years ago UBC made a royalty
agreement with Moli where UBC received a percentage of gross sales.
Moli asked to change the agreement, Larkin said, adding, "What
we decided to do is take shares in
exchange for what we would have
got in royalties." The Sun reported
that UBC will spend "millions of
dollars" buying into the company.
Larkin said he has had numerous
phone calls since the story appeared
Wednesday, asking why UBC is
spending so much at a time of provincial funding cuts.
"It may well be that the shares
are worth millions of dollars. That's
not the same," Larkin said.
The change in the agreement
miist be approved by UBC's board
of governors, he said.
Students have no real power to
influence decisions affecting their
education, a Students for a Democratic University representative said
"UBC is a quasi-community of
people with shared experiences but
there is no sharing of power," Bill
Coller, law 3, told an open forum in
Buchanan B213 on UBC's power
Coller said the only input students have in UBC's power structure is through their two student
representatives on the 15-member
board of governors.
The board is dominated by eight
provincial government appointees,
"all business people," Colle said.
He added the board makes the
university's major financial decisions including tuition fee levels,
faculty salaries and department
The only other avenue students
have to influence the power structure and maintain the quality of
their education, Coller said, is
through the development of strong
student organizations.
Students must also recognize the
need to combine forces with faculty
and university workers to defend
their common interests, Coller said.
"What is needed is unity between
faculty associations, unions and
students to fight attacks on our educational system," he said.
Nancy Bradshaw, Alma Mater
Society external affairs coordinator, said it is not the board's responsibility to lobby for student interests. "It's the students' responsibility," she said.
Bradshaw said student organizations such as undergraduate societies and clubs could get involved in
volunteer projects and other off-
campus   community   activities,
"Then it would be politically unpopular for the government to
underfund us."
Funds are available through student council for projects promoting
higher education and increasing
community awareness of student
concerns, she said. "You can find
someone on council who will help
you get through the bureaucracy if
you need help," she added.
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