UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

The Ubyssey Jan 24, 1989

Item Metadata


JSON: ubysseynews-1.0128100.json
JSON-LD: ubysseynews-1.0128100-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubysseynews-1.0128100-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubysseynews-1.0128100-rdf.json
Turtle: ubysseynews-1.0128100-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubysseynews-1.0128100-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubysseynews-1.0128100-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array the Ubyssey
Summer of Confrontation
By Gordon White
Ten people were arrested last summer
while protesting the construction of a logging road
into the Sulphur Passage
area of Clayoquot Sound.
But in the midst of the controversy
and human bulldozer barricades
lies a deeper issue than just another B.C. logging-preservation
confrontation—the question of
what sustainable development
really is.
To many local residents of
Tofino and other communities
within Clayoquot Sound, on the
West side of Vancouver Island
wilderness tourism, mariculture
(rearing shellfish and salmon),
and fishing—all dependent on undisturbed forests, streams, and
beaches—are the key to a long-
term sustainable economy.
Construction of the Sulphur
Passage logging road by Fletcher
Challenge is highly contentious
because the road gives access to
the last large wilderness area in
Clayoquot Sound.
Forestry officials say the
road and subsequent logging
are essential to continued employment and economic benefits. Environmentalists and
local tourist operators say logging this area threatens their
communities' future, economically and ecologically.
Friends of Clayoquot
Sound representative Dorothy
Baert says the long-term future
of Tofino and other local communities is dependent on the
booming wilderness tourism industry. "Increasingly there is
going to be people seeking the
environment we have—seeking
the wild we have. Soft wilderness tourism trips are becoming increasingly popular. Current forestry practices threaten
this," says Baert.
One argument which preservationists often use is
Clayoquot Sound's accessibility
and close proximity to major
population centres. The majority of our wilderness is in
Northern B.C., which is inaccessible," says Maureen Fraser,
also of Friends of Clayoquot
Sound. "The fact that makes
Clayoquot Sound so special is
that it is accessible by road. The
infrastructure to get out to the
wilderness from Tofino is already in place."
With over one million visitors a year, more than $14.3
million in annual tourism revenue, and the equivalent of 371
full-time jobs, the Tofino and
Long Beach area is clearly developing its tourist potential.
Logging also has its economic
benefits. Fletcher Challenge
estimates the timber in the
Sulphur Passage area alone to
be worth over $7 million and
$19 million in total economic
value to the province.
Environmentalists don't
deny the immediate gains from
logging. "There is no doubt that
short-term gains are made from
clear-cutting   old-growth   for-
VOLUME 71, Number 31
est," admits Baert. "In the long-
term, however, we are seeing the
steep clear-cut slopes eroding
away and failing to produce new
growth. This ecological collapse
and the horrific visual impact of
road construction and clear-cutting are detrimental to tourism
and the long-term stability of our
communities," she adds.
Don McMullan, Chief Forester of Fletcher Challenge, says
the controversy is essentially a
tourism versus logging problem.
The logging practices of Fletcher
Challenge are not at question—
because "the forest industry has
always worked on sustainability,"
McMullan says.
Fletcher Challenge believes it
can continue logging and minimize the impact of clear-cutting on
tourism. "Greatly curtailing the
size of cutblocks originally proposed and leaving a fifty metre
ecological reserve between the
road and shoreline are but two
ways to minimize the visual impact of the road construction and
logging," says McMullan. "By delaying further harvesting until
'greening-up' starts and clearing
more waste than is required, we
believe we can harvest these areas
and vet have a minimal imnact on
Foresters and protesters are
seeking solutions at Clayoquat
tourist values. We believe this is a
compromise. You cannot have one
industry dominate another. There
is give and take on both sides," he
The logging practices
of Fletcher Challenge
are not at question—
because "the forest
industry has always
worked on
But the issue of sustainability
will never be cut and dried. Two
academic observers of forestry
issues offer distinctly different
views on the controversy. Les
Reed, a UBC Forestry Research
Professor, says clear-cutting does
not affect tourism and -s sustnir
able. "Forestry and tourism are coexisting in B.C.," says Reed, a former Wilderness Advisory Committee member. The biggest problem is in how the public perceives
forest renewal, he says. "The assumption made in Sulphur is that
there will not be another (timber)
crop there. This is not true."
"The idea in the whole process
is to balance out so you have community stability," says Reed. "In
this context Sulphur Passage is no
different from these areas."
Michael M'Gonigle, Assistant
Professor of Resources Management at Simon Fraser University
says he sees a much different picture. "In Clayoquot Sound, current forest practices threaten the
ecological balance and potential
tourism revenue that the old
growth forests offer," he says.
"Putting it into a context of
local sustainable development,
the town is behind a new way of
managing the land base," M'Go
nigle "ays.
"The people are aware of the
importance of old-growth forests
and undisturbed landscape for
their economy. Replacing the
short-term profits forest industry
with an ecologically-sound long-
term management plan is essential," he says.
One unique aspect ofthe controversy is the environmentalists'
demand for a judicial inquiry.
"There has to be a full judicial
inquiry into the forest service and
how it has handled its obligations
to the public in the management of
B.C.'slands," says Fraser. "Foresters should be on trial because of
the ecological collapse we are witnessing."
..."This issue is
distinct in that they
(Friends of
Clayoquot) are
elevating this issue
to forestry practice
ethics ...
M'Gonigle says the Friends
of Clayoquot are taking a strong,
but necessary stand in calling
for an inquiry. "This issue is
distinct in that they (Friends of
Clayoquot) are elevating this
issue to forestry practice ethics,"
he says. "The forest service is a
facilitator and apologizer for the
industry. The service should be
much more in partner with the
community rather than with the
Reed agrees with M'Gonigle that the forest service is
partially to blame. "They must
do a better job of building consensus. There are a lot of us out
there who are trying to build a
consensus," says Reed.
However, Reed does not
find fault with current logging
practices. Rather, itis the public
relations that environmentalists engage in that he finds offensive. "The public has only a
partial grasp of the issue. Only
one person in ten understands
clear-cutting and replanting.
They (environmentalists) have
been misleading the public. It is
easy to prey on their fears," says
He goes on to stress that
"what we have failed to do is to
inform people of forest renewal.
If this clear-cutting is offensive
to people then we owe it to them
to take them out to the replanted
To M'Gonigle, the industry
has been at fault in its own
public relations. "The public is
being misled by the forest industry with Forest Forever ads,"
says M'Gonigle. "Anyone who
spends time in the outdoors
knows our forests are being
mismanaged. The public is
doing a great job of resisting the
P.R. ofthe companies."
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, January 24,1989 YOUR TIME IS
Have your work typed
for you at...
#60 SUB
Come in From
the cold to...
Student Union Bldg
Main & Lower
Weekend Test
at UBC
Next Courses:
Jan. 27, 28, 29
CALL: 222-8272.  --
Educational Centers
Professionals in Preparation
Rates: AMS Card Holders - 3 lines, $3.00,
additional lines 60 cents, commercial-3 lines,
$5.00, additional lines 75 cents. (10% Discount on 25 Issues or more) Classified ads
payable In advance. Deadline 4:00 p.m.. two
days before publlcaiton. Room 266, SUB,
UBC, Van., B.C. V6T 2A7	
11 - FOR SALE	
j 1979, lady driven 7600 km, garage stored
I $550 OBO. Leave Message 261-3351.
I April 25th $120 OBO. 420-7186
j 30 - JOBS	
HELP!  I need 6 FT & 10 PT people to help
with my business. Full training provided.
! Start now! Call 874-1754.
DOOR TO DOOR WORK No selling involved. Near UBC. $7/hr. Call Chris, 224-
Student Painting. Be your own boss.
No investment, auto a must.
See me before you jump into something else.
Only 8% royalty. 925-3259.
35 - LOST	
LOST - Gold rimmed glasses at the SUB
Ballroom Sat. Jan. 14 Law Dance. Call
Thomas 263-7636 or 266-2671.
MESSAGE OF ISLAM 14: Faith is not
complete when it is followed blindly or accepted unquestioningly. Youmustsearch for
the indisputable truth until you find it.
IMPRESS YOURSELF and help others by
volunteering in the community. Come to
Volunteer Connections and see what's right
for you. No. 200 Brock Hall or call 228-3811.
PEN PALS!!! All ages welcome. For more
information send SASE to: International
Pen Friends, PO Box 6261, Stn 'D', Calgary,
Alta., T2P2C8.
9{etrose?ruaCjcemale voCunteers, 22 years and older, are needed
for a study measuring emotionalandphysiological reactions to
briefvisualstimuli, some of which may include erotic content.
$20(DOLLA!l&TiHll6epaidforparticipationin this study, for
further information, please contact:
'Eileen Talace, 'Department of Psychology at 228-3800, between 4:00 and 6:00 T9d, Monday through Thursday.
And Wedding Cakes
Large Selection of Specialities on Order
Open Tuesdays to Sundays
3675 W. 10th Avenue
(Alma Place)
Vancouver, B.C.
'Note: "Noon" = 12:30 p.m.
Jewish   Students   Association/
Famous Hot Lunch - Celebration
of Trees, 12:30, Hillel House.
Scottish Country Dance Club
First meeting and dance class. All
welcome. Thursday Jan. 26 at 7:30
pm in SUB Rm. 205.
Students Opposed to Tuition Fee
Placard making meeting - Bring
markers & ideas. Tuesday, Jan. 23
at 4:30pm  in  UBC Armouries,
T.A.'s Union (upstairs)
(Prince George)
invites you to join us in
Working for Learning in
British Columbia's
Northern Capital
Prince George School District is one of British Columbia's largest and
most progressive school districts. We are anticipating vacancies for
teachers at all levels for the 1989-90 school year. Interested, qualified
applicants are asked to submit a letter of application and supporting
documentation (resumes, etc.) by February 3,1989 to:
Mrs. Margaret Clark
Personnel Administrator
1894 - 9th Avenue
Prince George, B.C.
V2M 1L7
Telephone: (604) 564-1511 local 231
Applicants should quote Competition No. MC 8904-061 with all
correspondence. Interviews for screened applicants will take place in
Vancouver in February.
International Development Club
Discussion: Tom Anthony, B.C.
Co-ordinator for OXFAM Canada,
speaks on "International Development - OXFAM's View". Noon,
Angus 413.
Environmental Interest Group
Showing of video of the Canada
Place Oil Spill Protest that happened   on   January   14th,   and
speakers. 12:30, SUB 207/209.
Jewish   Students'   Association/
Jewish Studies Discussion Group,
12:30 pm, Hillel House.
Students For A Free South Africa
Film Presentation - New Members
Welcome! 4:30 pm, Garden Room -
Grad Centre.
United Church Campus Ministry
Dinner and group gathering -
"everything you ever wanted to
ask" - all welcome. 6:00 pm, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Family and Nutritional Sciences Undergrad Society
Career Day. Come and find out
what you could do with a degree
from our school. 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Family & Nutritional Sciences
(FNS) Building.
DELTA PHI EPSILON would like to congratulate Ashley and Helen on a job well
done!!!! Welcome to the gang!!!
meet newand interesting people!! Come and
see what a sorority is all about. Call 736-
9905, leave a message.
HANDY HELPERS: Prof, reliable cleaning. 7 days a wk. 7am - 10pm. 325-4486. Any
location - Bonded and Insur.
better marks. If your writing is less than
perfect, have your work edited. Call Katie
Graduate Student Society
Live Jazz. Gary Keenan Trio. 6:30
pm - 9:00 pm. Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Student Centre.
Video of the oil spill protest that
took place Jan 14 at Canada Place.
Petitions and speakers involved
with the cleanup.
SUB 207/209
Pre-Dental Club
Dr. Hannam presents a lecture on
the temporal-mandibular joint,
noon, Woodward IRC #5.
Chinese Christian Fellowship
It's   MAD   (Music   Appreciation
Day)! Join us, it's a great way to
spend lunch out.    Noon, Scarfe
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Meeting in Scarfe 204 cancelled.
Please meet in Woodward 4 for
Christian Awareness Week. Noon,
Woodward 4.
Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
Guest speaker Marcus Bochmeuhl
for Christian Awareness Week.
All welcome. Noon, Brock Hall,
room 351.
UBC Stamp Club
Meeting/Trading session.  Noon,
Angus 221.
Environmental Interest Group
Speaker - David George - Director
of Western Canada Wilderness
Committee on recent proposal to
set aside 12% of B.C. as parks.
12:30, Geography, Room 229.
The Council for Exceptional Children
General Meeting, 12:30 -1:30, Hut
UBC Circle K Club
General   Meeting   -   Newcomers
welcome! 12:30 pm, Angus B-321.
Jewish   Students   Association/
Israeli Folk Dancing.    7:00 pm,
SUB 207/209.
word proc. & IBM typewriter. Student rates.
Dorothy Martinson 228-8346.
required resumes (same day service). Tapes
transcribed. 224-2310 (24 hrs).
Specialists in scientific texts, graphs, grammar correction and style polishing.   253-
0899. Free pickup & delivery on campus.
WORD PROCESSING, $2.00/dbl. sp. page,
MLA, APA, CMS, editing. Comput-
erSmiths, 3724 West Broadway at Alma,
12   years   academic/business   experience.
Typing, editing from $1.50/page. Call Vivian
Healthy Caucasian male (20 - 40 yrs) Smokers (1 pack/d) are needed for a study involving drug(s) intake and blood sampling (4
weeks). $210 will be paid for the complete
study. Fordetailed info, call Grace UBC 228-
(19-25 yrs) are needed for a drug study involving a single dose of an antiarrhythmic
drug followed by blood collections. A $75
gratitude will be paid at completion of study.
Details phone DAVID 228-5838 UBC Pharmacy.
If so ... and if you're 16-26 years of age, your
help is needed to investigate breathing tests
that will improve he assessment of asthma.
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn about lung function testing and
your performance in these tests. Please
contact Jocelyn Ross, School of Rehabilitation Medicine at 228-7708.
Type it yourself... simplified instructions,
spell check, and laser printer make your
work look top quality. $5/hr. and 10c/
page. Friendly help always available.
SUB lower level, across from Tortellini's
Restaurant; 228-5496.
Need the professional touch? ... have it
done for you - you can even book ahead.
$25/hr., 6-8 double spaced pages of normal text per hour, laser printer. SUB
lower level, across from Tortellini's Restaurant; 228-5640.
Essays, theses, scientific work done quickly
on laser printer. Competitive rates. 736-
6176, Kerrisdale Area.
Laser  Printer,  Experienced  Typist.  Call
Mary Lou @ 421-0818 (Burnaby).
University Christian Ministries
Join us during Christian Ephasis
Week to learn about who God really is and to challenge your own
beliefs! 12:30, SUB Theatre.
United Church Campus Ministry
Presentation and discussion with
Dr. Bryan Teixeira, Christian social activist: "Being Gay and Being
Christian". All welcome. 12:30,
SUB 224.
Political Issues Group, School of
Library, Archival and Information
"Techno-Peasants: Information,
Democracy and the Future". Lecture by Chris Chreighton-Kelly.
12:30 pm, Room 839, Main Library
(6th Floor).
Jewish   Students   Association/
Hebrew Classes, 12:30 and 1:30
pm, Hillel House.
Graduate Student Society
Film Night. Double Bill from Italy: 1) Bread and Chocolate, 6:30;
2) Miracle in Milan, 8:30. Fireside
Lounge, Graduate Student
International Relations Students'
Seminar - The Arab-Israeli Conflict. Part One: Israeli Consul-
General Benjamin Abileah. 12:30
pm to 1:20 pm. Buchanan A104.
Students for a Free South Africa
Rally against Shell - Let Shell
know Apartheid is no longer profitable!  4:30 - 5:30 pm, Shell Station - Burrard and Davie.
Psychology Students' .Association
Co-Sponsored   with   Geography
Students' .Association
Beer and B-B-Z Garden, 4:30-7:30
pm, Buchanan Lounge.
Graduate Student Society
Dance - The Suntones - Caribbean
Reggae Band, 9 pm - 1, Ballroom,
Graduate Student Centre.
January 24, 1989 Some grad
fees to rise
50 percent
By Deanne Fisher
Ten percent is the figure angering most students these days,
but another group of UBC students face an almost 50 percent
increase in their tuition fees.
Graduate students who are
beyond their second year of a
master's program or their third
year of a PhD program will see
their tuition fees rise from $571
per year to $855 pending approval
by the Board of Governors Thursday.
Students who complete their
graduate degrees in the standard
program time (two years for a
master's and three for a PhD) will
see no increase in their approximate $1500 a year fees.
"The issue is that under normal circumstances, a person
should be able to complete a master's in two years," said UBC president David Strangway when
asked about the rationale behind
the increase. "Those who work at it
can. That's really why we did it."
But according to the Canadian Association of Graduate
Schools, it takes an average of six
years to complete a PhD.
Members of the Teaching
Assistant's Union are angry with
the increase and say it hits students who have taken longer to
complete degrees because they
have had to work at the same time.
"I don't buy this garbage of
this being a disincentive to sticking around," said T.A. Union coordinator John  Dafoe.   "If they
were sincere in getting people out
in time, they'd help people get out
(with financial assistance)."
"In my own department—history—44 percent of the students
will be affected by this increase,"
said T.A. Union president Larry
Hannant, adding that one-third of
these affected students are not at
the university and are unlikely to
"They are doing research in
Germany, Great Britain, or the
U.S. Some have had to go elsewhere and work, at community
college etc..," said Hannant.
"The thing I really find irritating is that they use the facilities
the least. They rarely even talk to
their professors," said Hannant.
The T.A. Union said they were
unable to find out about the proposed 50 percent increase until
Friday, Jan.20 and had only six
days to react.
But Strangway said this was
"simply not true" and that information has been available since
the December 2 Board of Governors meeting, although some
modifications to the proposal have
been made.
In comparison with other
universities, Strangway said "The
post-program fees (those paid after the expected two or three year
completion period) were so low.
For a long time, they have been
considered inappropriate."
UBC's program graduate fees
are "somewhat higher—but not by
any means the highest," according
to Strangway.
AMS cookie tasting: Hmm. There's something fishy here.
Okanagan College up for
degree - granting status
By Robert Turner
The provincial government
will decide in the next few weeks
whether or not Okanagan College
will become a degree - granting
institution, according to Garry
Gaudet, the College's information
In meetings with the government the college was "not in so
many words told to prepare", but
got "the very clear impression"
that money would be made available," said Gaudet.
Although it is now too late to
offer a full course selection in
September, the college has "one
staff member working on preparations" and if the treasury grants
the money, a few courses may be
ofTered this year.
These would probably include
"some sociology, history, and anthropology," courses for which the
college is best prepared, snid
As well, the college's Dean of
Health has been spending time in
Victoria to prepare a degree Nursing program, as it "is a simple
program which could start immediately" Gaudet said.
The degrees to be granted at
OK College will probably be "six in
jArts, four in Math/Science, and
These degrees will be granted
by the three existing universities,
who will retain control over "admission and graduation requirements (and) set and grade exams,"
according to the Provincial Access
Committee Report from which the
recommendation for degree granting status comes.
Gaudet said that "all the universities seem interested" and
that "UBC has been supportive." It
fits in well with their (UBC's)
plans to "move more towards
graduate and post-graduate degrees."
According to Gaudet, Dr. Bill
Bowering, the President of OK
College, has a "finite period of
seven to ten years" in mind after
which the Okanagan would receive an "autonomous university."
For now, says Gaudet, staff,
employers, and students feel that
credible degrees "must come from
the existing universities."
Reason for Hope: Christian groups unite on campus
By Rick Hiebert
Nine UBC Christian groups,
from Catholics to charismatics,
are banding together for an evangelical push at UBC this week.
Reason For Hope, backed by
members of Campus Crusade for
Christ, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship, Lutheran Student
Movement, Maranatha, Navigators, Newman Club, University
Christian Minstries and UBC
Student Ministry, is a campus-
wide evangelical effort, said Ric
hie Speidel, campus director ofthe
UBC Navigators.
The groups want to use Reason For Hope to "work for unity
among the different Christian
groups on campus," Speidel said.
"We want to encourage the
groups to gain a broader awareness of needs in the (secular)
world, the need for people to understand who Jesus is and what
(H)e did for humanity. We want to
express in a relevant and clear
way what it means to be a Christian," he said.
The week, modeled on last
year's series of speeches by Regent College teacher and author
Michael Green, is less ambitious
in scale this year than last year,
said Martha Moore, associate director of the (Southern Baptist)
UBC Student Ministry.
"This week is more for campus Christians than last year's
Reason For Hope, it's more to
encourage the Christians on
campus," she said.
"The problem (in organizing
Reason For Hope) wasn't su .nuch
the doctrinal differences of the
groups involved, it was more the
decentralization of UBC Christians, trying to get every Christian group involved," Moore said.
"We want the campus to realize that the Christian groups on
campus have the main things in
common, that we all share a relationship with Christ, although we
have stylistic differences," she
The groups have planned
seminars on "Living as a Christian" and getting involved in missionary work. They also are sponsoring a Thursday showing of Ben
Hur,  the  old  Charlton  Heston
movie (the first cinemascope production in which a gladiator is run
over by ten chariots in 70mm.)
"Ben Hur would be a very
good explanation of Christianity,
to see Christianity in a non-
threatening way. It's a secular
film and good entertainment,"
said Speidel.
"We'd like Ben Hur to show
who Jesus really was. We like
people to look at Jesus beyond just
a personality in the history books,
at the fact that (H)e claimed to be
God and what that would mean to
their lives," said Moore.
January 24,1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 Gaboon ° Feb. H lib ballroom
Tickets Available at fogg U Campos • Kitsilano • Broadway • English Bay
SUB Lower Concourse
Join the CLINIQUE Team
(UNIQUE, the leader in skincarc, is looking for Consultants to represent
CLIN1QUE LABOBATOQIt'S behind our counters at various department
We have full and part-time permanent and occasional positions available
if you are:
- a high(er) achiever
- interested in a career opportunity
- well-groomed with attention to detail
- genuinely interested in serving the public
Previous retail sales experience is a definite asset
Please send (or deliver) your confidential resume to:
Regional <Sales Manager
1500 West Georgia &L
Suite 1260
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 2Z6
JAN  26, 27, 28, 29
• 919 ROBSON ST • 4255 ARBUTUS ST .4444W10TH
I hi- Shonlinu "I Dan Mi-CJrrw
On Kducation i Noitlmip Incl
Hoith' 1'lani't
( anadian Children's \nnual
Canada: A Natural Hislorv.
Ki'« SU'li NOW Si2.')5
Ri-.j. SI4')5 NOW, S ').'<?
Ki-i! s*-l')S NOW 1,16.50
K.? S4» ')> NOW S.U.5II
. Rr;' M 1.'*.^ NOW S 5.1)5
Rea S5IUKI NOW $25.00
PLUS       '^
X        EXTRA       ^~-
•r     SPECIALS   ^1
Please note: Special orders, reservations and magazines are regular prices
"White Pride" alive in U.S.
DENVER, Co. (CPS/CUP) — A "white pride" student
group has registered as an offical campus organization at Philadelphia's Temple University.
With principles very similar to those of the Ku
Klux Klan, which also advertises itself as a white
pri de group, the White Student Union (WSU) aim s to
promote white culture and end affirmative action
programs, which club president Michael Spletzer
said discriminate against white people.
Spletzer said Temple has a "pro-minority" bias.
University official Kathy Gosliner doesn't know
how many
students be- \
long to the \
group, al- |
though its :
application     ; _
was signed by
four members as required by the school's rules.
In a written statement, Temple president Peter
Liacouras said the group has received more attention
than it deserves, and affirmed the school's commitment to affirmative action.
Liacouras said the university had a legal duty to
protect the students' right to free speech, but warned
that intimidation or violence would not be tolerated
on campus.
Quebec lobby group forms
MONTREAL (CUP) — Student councillors from five
universities, opposed to the militant tactics of Quebec's student federation, will start their own lobby
group this spring.
The Federation des etudiants du Quebec (FEQ)
will hold its founding convention March 11 in Montreal, according to McGill University student council
external affairs co-ordinator John Fox. And while
policies, constitutions and fees have yet to be finalized, he said FEQ would be "basically a letter-writing
and lobbying group."
McGill, Universite de Montreal, Laval, Universite de Sherbrooke and Bishop's have expressed
interest in the new federation.
Concordia University student council president
Andrew Madsen said his association was interested
in talking to
other universities, but not in
paying fees for
another federa-
_ _ tion.
"This is a
clear step against the idea of a united student movement in Quebec," said an executive ofthe .Association
nationale des etudiantes et etudiants du Quebec,
Francois Giguere.
Executive Stephane Lessard said if student
leaders disagree with ANEEQ's tactics, they should
try to change them from within.
But Lessard said any new organization wouldn't
pose a threat: "ANEEQ has proved itself in the last
three years. We've gained six new members, and
we've shown, with the demise of FAECQ and RAEU,
that we're the only democratic, independent and active organization that can defend students' rights."
$399 London return,
a truly inspired price.
Fly to England from Vancouver with
Travel Cuts for the supernatural price
of $399 return when you book selected
tours from Contiki, the world's number
one holiday company for 18-35's.
Simply choose from a Contiki
Grand European, European
Adventurer or European Contrast
holiday and we will fly you to London
and back for $399. Just visit your local
Travel Cuts office and present your
student ID along with the deposit
before February 3rd 1989. Flight
departure date must be prior to
12th May 1989 and this special
cannot be taken with any other
Together Contiki and Travel
Cuts make Europe fun and
affordable. For more inspiration see
Travel Cuts today.
Some restrictions apply - departure taxes not included.
Refer to Contiki's 1989 Europe brochure for booking details.
Limited space available.
Going   ** TRAVEL
t* cms
VANCOUVER 228-6890    BURNABY 291-1204    VICTORIA 721-8352
January 24 , 1989 SPORTS
Volley-Birds Split
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
Victory did not escape the
UBC men's volleyball team last
weekend. But consistency did.
The fourth ranked Thunderbirds struggled to win the double-
header at War Memorial Gym
against cross-strait rival —the
unranked University of Victoria
"A win is a win," said UBC
head coach Dale Ohman after Friday's 16-14, 15-12, 5-15, 15-7 victory, "But we didn't reach the goals
we set."
"We aren't finishing off games
when we have the chance. We step
back and relax and let them get
back in," he said.
In the first two sets, the 'Birds
jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but then
hovered without intensity while
the Vikings narrowed the gap for a
dog-fight finish.
But when UBC Player of the
Game setter John Keleris, a 2nd
year Applied Science student,
entered the game mid-way
through the third set, the 'Birds
tightened their ranks and found
the winning touch.
The touch of 6'6" power hitter
Greg Williscroft led the 'Birds by
threading 20 kills past sprawling
Vikings to the unguarded floor.
Williscroft, a fourth year
Physical Education student, again
Sheila Jones digs volleyball
led the offensive in Saturday's 12-
15, 15-12, 15-8, 15-12 win as he
tallied 23 kills.
Getting off to a slow start in
Saturday's match, the 'Birds were
down 4-8 in the second game when
setter Ryan Kineshanko and
power hitter Rob Hill regained the
court. "They salvaged the game
for us," said Ohman.
Kineshanko spread the attack, not only connecting with
Williscroft but also finding Hill,
and middle blocker Kevin Hooge
who each pounded down 13 kills.
'Bird Steve Oliver, deemed
UBC Player ofthe Game, came up
with some big blocks in the last
moments of the third and fourth
sets said Ohman. Oliver collected
five stuff blocks on the night.
The Thirds fly off next weekend to face the top team in Canada—the University of Calgary.
The Thunderbirds' next home
game will be against Korea's Sung
Kyun Kwan University on February llth.
Women lose squeaker
Sixth ranked UBC Volleybird
women did not chalk up any wins
against arch-rival—and second
ranked—University of Victoria
this weekend at War Memorial
But Saturday's tug-of-war
loss 16-14, 9-15, 15-10, 11-15, 15-
13 earned them respect.
From the first blow of the
whistle, the 'Birds volleyed with
fighting spirit, seesawing to 6-6
ties in the first four sets.
In the fifth and final set, the
Vikettes raced to a 10-3 lead, but
the 'Birds dug, dumped, killed,
and blocked their way back for an
exciting finish.
"That takes guts," said UBC
head coach Donna Baydock of the
come-back. "Everyone was contributing."
Victoria's head coach Patty
Schlaffen said, "This is the first
time we've gone to five (sets) in two
years in Canada West. We needed
a challenge like that."
Power hitter Sheila Jones,
selected UBC Player of the Game,
led the attack with 21 kills. "Our
attitude was that we had nothing
to lose to the number two team in
Canada. So we went out to do the
things that we do best," said Jones.
"This is the best game that
I've seen her play," said Baydock of
the alacritous captain.
UBC power hitter Sarah
Cepeliauskas, playing opposite
her Vikette sister Lisa, struck for
18 kills—an impressive total considering she made the transition
from middle to power hitter the
week before.
^ Playset hitter Sonya
Wachowski added 15 kills. Middle
blocker Sarah Dunlop led the defensive effort with seven stuff
On Friday night the 'Birds
played as if their wings had been
clipped, handing the victory to the
Vikings in straight games: 15-13,
15-2, 15-9.
"We looked like we haven't
played for two weeks," said bewildered Baydock. She added that the
team had just won two of three
against club teams in California.
Among Friday's winded
'Birds, middle blocker Trina Hewlett emerged as a solid force and
was deemed Player of the Game
for UBC.
The 'Birds will head east for
Prairie competition next weekend,
but will be back at War Memorial
Gym to host the University of
Lethbridge on February 10-llth.
By Laurie McGuiness
The UBC men's varsity
hockey team dropped two games,
over the weekend, losing 5-4 and 5'
2 on the road to the University of
Coach Terry O'Malley said
lack of power play production hurt
the T-Birds. Regina, well stocked
with players from the rough Saskatchewan Junior A tier II, took a
lot of retaliation penalties, but
UBC did not capitalize enough to
The team has now lost four
straight and is in a fight for the
fourth and final playoff spot. UBC
leads fifth place Manitoba by a
single point, while the Bisons have
two games in hand.
UBC hosts second place
Golden Bears Friday January 27
and Saturday January 28. Game
times are 7:30.
Vikings repel invasion
By Joe Altwasser
Despite playing the best defence of the year, the UBC Thunderbirds men's basketball team
lost a double-header in Victoria
this weekend to the top-ranked Vikings.
UBC lost the opening match
91-78 and the Saturday night
match 78-77 in a scorcher that was
decided in the last seconds.
Coach Bruce Enns was very
pleased with his team's play this
weekend and except for the first
half of the Friday night match, the
'Birds "played hard, good basketball."
Enns was particularly
pleased with the T-Birds' defence
which was in top form all weekend
against the nation's top-ranked
team, the Vikings.
Foul shooting, which has been
a weakness of the "Birds of late,
was in good form this weekend,
especially Saturday night when
the 'Birds shot a sterling 12 for 14.
In general Enns is happy with
the team's play and thinks that
while their record is 4-8, the 'Birds
are still in the thick ofthe playoff
The *Birds play the Calgary
Dinosaurs at War this weekend in
a must win situation. The second
place Dino's are continually
ranked in the top ten in the nation.
Enns hopes for a big crowd to see
what will likely be the T-Birds'
most important game this year.
Womens' B-Ball
The UBC women's basketball
team was physically dominated in
Victoria last weekend by an aggressive Vikette squad, dropping
two straight 63-44 and 65-60.
Coach Bev Smith said that,
"Victoria didn't play any better
than us but they physically abused
us, dominating the boards." Smith
noted that the Vikettes especially
controlled the offensive boards,
notching eighteen in the Friday
night match.
The T-Birds' play was lethargic and, according to Smith, the
'Birds did not, "rise up to the
Vikette challenge."
Saturday the Birds played
much more aggressively, according to Smith, and were not intimidated by the raucous Victoria
crowd. Smith was particularly
pleased with the "Birds second half
comeback in which they made
what looked like another blowout
an exciting match by closing a 12
point deficit to 3 with three minutes remaining.
Tessa Valg was high scorer
with 20 points with Tracy
MacDonald adding 19.
UBC hosts the top ranked
University of Calgary, this weekend at War Memorial with games
starting at 5:45 p.m.
Evening Polls, Wednesday, January 25, 1989
and Thursday, January 26, 1989
as follows:
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Totem Park Commons Block
Place Vanier Commons Block
Walter H. Gage Commons Block
Daytime Polls, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
January 25, 26 and 27, 1989
10:00am to 3:30pm
C.E.M.E. Building (Wed & Thurs)
Macleod (Friday only)
Computer Science
Hebb Theatre
Grad. Centre
Aquatic Centre
Sedgewick Library
Henry Angus
War Memorial Gym
( Subject to students being available to run these polling stations)
AMS President:
Greg Buchanan (Arts third year)
Miles Gropen (Science third year)
Mike Lee (Arts fourth year)
AMS Vice-President:
Sarah Mair (Arts fourth year)
Julie Memory (Science third year)
Director of Finance:
Katheryn Hayashi (Commerce third year)
Karl Kottmeier (Arts third year)
(NOTE: Todd Patola has withdrawn his nomination for D. of F.,
Director of Administration:
Andrew R. Hicks (Arts fourth year)
Todd Sherman (Arts fourth year)
Coordinator of External Affairs:
Ken Armstrong (Arts second year)
Chris Bendl ( Science second year)
James B. Dungate (Arts fourth year)
Vanessa Geary (Arts third year)
Christina Nagy (Science first year).
(It should be noted that any allegations or irregularities with these elections must be submitted in writing
to the Registar within 48 hours of the close of the
polling (exclusive of weekends or public holidays)
and include the signature of at least three students
eligible to vote.)
January 24,1989
Mike Lee
Mike Lee is now serving as Arts
Undergraduate Society president
and sits on students' council. He was
the chair of the Homecoming Committee this year and served on eight
others including Rec Fac, Disabled
Access, External Affairs and Tuition Fees. Lee is running because he
feels "we need a student government which will shake-up this campus." He advocates lobbying the
provincial government for funding
of universities and the financial
assistance program and wants to
bring issues of libraries, class sizes,
faculty and tuition fees to the attention of the University Administration.
1. I think Tim Bird has done a
lot behind the scenes with the
Administration. He's been a very
good liaison with President Strangway, creating a good understanding
between the AMS, the Administration, and the Board of Governors.
He's been a very good manager over-
seeing business operations of the
I think the AMS president
should take a more active role on
campus, which means getting out
more to the different student societies and generating more campus
spirit. The president also has to
lobby the provincial government for
more funding for the university and
student financial aid, and take a
harder line with the Administration.
2. While the AMS president
must, be an effective manager ofthe
services that the AMS provides, I
really view myself as being much
more of a political voice for students,
while recognizing that priorities
such as the recreation centre an d Pi t
pub expansion must have student
3.1 feel very strongly that thi s i s
a valid concern. We have great facilities, like the SUB, for student
participation, but the AMS must
take more of a leadership role on
campus to raise awareness about
what's going on on campus, in terms
of concerts and student activities,
perhaps putting out a second paper
like the UBC Informant. The AMS
executive have to go around more
and participate more in student
activities. I'd like to hold bi-weekly
public forums just to get student
input about what's going on around
the campus and in the AMS student
council. I think we have to publicize
what goes on in student council
more, encourage students to come
out and attend. I would try to make
myself more available by getting
out on the SUB concourse because
that's where students are—it's not
up at the AMS business offices.
4. I'd ask if that amendment
was friendly with the mover and the
seconder. If it was friendly with
both, we'd have a discussion, then
we'd vote. If the amendment was
not friendly with either the mover
or the seconder, we would have to
have a seconder for that amendment. Once that happens we'd vote
on the amendment. But if there was
no seconder, that amendment
would die.
5. The AMS should be concerned with where the quality of
education at UBC—and in the province and the country— is going. So
my major emphasis will be what's
happening at UBC. But I think that
taking a prospective membership
with the CFS is an extension of this.
I would support taking prospective
membership, and I would do my
utmost to inform council, then let
them make the decision. I know
there's concern over the cost per
student—$7.50—as well as the fact
that we would not have proportional representation—it's one vote
per institution. These concerns
have to be looked at, but we could do
' this more as a prospective member.
6. If the 'university' refers to
the whole student body, I view
myself as being the heart. Not in
terms of its vital importance, but in
terms of setting a tempo—a pulse
that the AMS student government
can regulate itself, and in terms of
being something that's full of vitality and having the force to bring
across student concerns. Finally, on
a personal note, I really feel for this
campus and the AMS. There's been
a bad wrap about the AMS, and we
have to change that. That goes right
to my heart and that's why I'm
7. Yes, I think their concerns
are valid. The SUB is our building,
so the AMS government must balance between having viable business operations providing good
employment for students and good
revenue to support our worthwhile
service organizations like Joblink,
CITR, The Ubyssey and Speakeasy,
with the fact that, being our building, it's a home for the students
away, and they must find services
that they enjoy. Duke's is not sim
ply a question of dollars and cents,
it's a question of a place for students
who like funky music and good
cookies. If I were president two
years ago I would have consulted
with students more at the time.
Personally I feel the AMS may have
underestimated the concerns of
8. Along with lobbying the
Board of Governors, the President
of the University,, as well as the
provincial government, I would
have done what I have done, and
that is to coordinate a petition
drive, as well as rallies and demonstrations, to give students an opportunity to voice their opinions on
tuition fee increases.
Presidential candidates were asked
the following questions:
..What do you think was the most
important accomplishment of president this year? What would you do?
2.Do you think the role of AMS president is primarily political or administrative?
3.Some council members have
reaised the issue of a lack of communication between council and the student body? Is this a valid concern?
How will you breach the gap if there is
4.Situation: there is a motion on the
floor, which someone has proposed
an amendment to. Give a detailed description of what you do as chair according to Robert's Rules of Order.
5.Do you think UBC should take up
prospective membership in the Canadian Federation of Students this year?
Why or why not?
6.lf you had to describe you role as
AMS president as a part of the human
anatomy, where the whole body was
the university, what are you? Why?
7.2000 students signed a petition to
keep Duke's open. Do you think their
concerns are valid, how would you
address them?
8.What would you have done to stop
tuition fee increases?
Greq Buchanan
Greg Buchanan has been at
UBC since 1984 and has been involved in the Intramurals Program,
various clubs and interacted with
all levels of government that affects
UBC. Because of this experience at
UBC, Buchanan feels that not only
the president, but the AMS as a
whole should be doing more to get
the students involved in the whole
university experience as well as
Miles Gropen
Who was AMS President five
years ago? Four years ago? Three
years ago? Two? If you can't remember, you're like the 90 percent
of UBC students (including myself)
who don't give a shit about the
AMS. It's no wonder nobody ever
votes, though—each administration is the same as the last.
I, on the other hand, am offering you a presidency rife with fun-
loving debauchery and rampant
corruption. I say, let pandemonium
Did I forget to mention that I'm
the Second Coming? Yep, it's true.
Buddha,    Jesus,    Muhammed,
Moses, and Confucius are all
fuckin' pigfarmers compared to me.
Please get out to the polls, folks.
I'm going to need as many votes as
I can get to defeat the overly concerned buttheads I'm running
keep in closer touch to the actual
needs and attitudes ofthe students.
1. As well as the commencement of Rec-Fac, Tim has had a
good response to the tuition issue.
As President, I would work towards
total student involvement in Rec
Fac and make it accessible to all
2. Ithink thejobofpresidentof
AMS is primarily administrative
because the AMS must work as a
team to achieve its goals.
3.1 think its a really big issue.
An example ofthe lack of communication would be Duke's—all of a
sudden being thrust on the students. I would work towards giving
students the ability to work with
the decision-making process rather
than reacting to it. I would increase
the vital communication by
strengthening the Ombudsman's
office. I can't stress enough how
strongly I feel that more student
input is needed. I would like to try
with The Ubyssey to run a weekly
jAMS Update article.
4. I would recognize the
amendment, clarify the amendment to make sure that council is
aware ofthe gist ofthe amendment.
I would ask for discussion or views
on the amendment. I would then,
once discussion was completed, ask
for a vote on the amendment. I
would then assure the vote was
properly recorded.
5. I do not think UBC should
take a membership with the Canadian Federation of Students. I feel
the AMS is an effective enough
medium. I also feel that the CFS is
too far to the left politically to echo
the views of students on this campus.
6.1 am the heart ofthe university. As the heart ofthe university,
the president shouldensure that all
parts ofthe body function properly,
smoothly and healthily.
7. First of all, I feel it is unfortunate the Duke's issue has detracted from the opposition to the
tuition hikes. However, if 2000 signatures were obtained, I would
have to review the situation. Philosophically, I don't believe in the
concentration of power into the
hands of a few. If, however, Dukes'
profits are exorbitant, some consideration would have to be given to
returning some of that money back
to the students.
8. IT I'm elected president, I
would start immediately to work
towards either a reduced fee increase or optimally, no increase at
all. If the recent hikes go through, I
support the formation of a committee to work year-round, not just 5
months before the tuition increases
are announced. This committee
would work with both the provincial government and the university
to provide effective tuition management not just undertaking reactionary measures. Although I believe the recent rally was extremely
commendable, I'm realistic enough
to realize that costs must be met,
but any increase above the level of
inflation seems extremely excessive. For this reason, my tuition
management committee will give
input on and receive information
from those responsible for tuition
CiTR 101.9
will broadcast
AMS executive
interviews at
8:00 am
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Tuesday Jan 24
Kathryn Hayashi
Kathryn Hayashi is a third
year finance major and a relative
newcomer to the AMS although she
has been involved with CiTR Radio
for more than two years, last year
acting as vice-president. Hayashi
says she wants to do more than
"punch the calculator and sign the
cheques." "I think director of finance should be much more than
that. It's an elected position and, as
such, should represent the needs
and wants of students." Hayashi
wants to get involved in lobbying
and fighting for issues that students feel are important. She says
she will be "more approachable
than perhaps [DoF's] have been in
the past and encourage more communication between the director of
finance, students and clubs."
Hayashi says she'll do more than
get the budget in on time, and
wants  to  be   someone  who's  in
volved, shows up for meetings and
actively listens and responds.
1. It's already been voted on, so
I think it's, more or less, a dead
issue. So it will happen, and I think
my job is to ensure that it happens
in the way students wanted it to.
2.1 think the AMS has tried but
it hasn't been entirely successful.
It's perceived as not listening to
students, especially in regards to
Duke's. As well, in the past, the
AMS has attempted to push its own
agenda, Rec Fac being a good example. I think that a newsletter like
the Informant is a good start to
increasing accessibility. My office
door would always be open. I think,
basically, it's a big problem that
needs a solution. The only thing
that I would say is that I would
actively try and solicit input and
comments from students.
3.1 guess I should mention that
I am involved with CITR and, of
course, think it's important. I think
they're valuable communication
devices that help students find out
what's going on. Basically, I think
that's what The Ubyssey does.
CITR has a profile in the community, and also focuses on student
issues. Yes, I think they're important, as well as providing hands-on
experience for students.
4. I think it helps having a finance, a business, background. I
am a finance major, and I also think
that I can listen to people and also
actively solicit their opinions.
5.1 think its both, especially in
the DoF position. I think someone
capable should be doing the job—
and I think I'm capable—but I also
think that you should have some
real concern for students and student issues.
6. As many as necessary. In the
summer, obviously, a lot, a fulltime
job's worth, but during the rest of
the year, as much as needed.
7.1 think that GLUBC is a really important club and if the services they want to provide are
wanted or needed by students, they
should have the resources to provide them. But there is only so
much money. There is a budget
constraint, but I would do my best
to find funds.
8. I'm a finance major.
January 24 ,1989 WS^^SSSBSSBl^KKStSSM
Vice-presidential  candidates were
asked the following questions:
1 .Is your position primarily political or
2.As vice-president, your job is to assist the president in his duties. Do you
have a problem with that? If you disagree with him, will you still assisthim?
3.lf you had to describe your role as
AMS vp as a part of the human anatomy, where the whole body was the
university, what are you? Why?
4.What do you think could be done to
increase communication between the
AMS and the student body, if you think
it is a valid concern.
5.Do you think you could ever live up to
Carolyn Egan's performance? What do
you think she did that was worthwhile,
what wasn't? Why, why not?
6.D0 you think UBC should be a prospective member of the Canadian Federation of Students? Why or why not?
7.lf you leave office understanding one
thing—whatwouldyou want that to be?
Sarah Mair
Sarah Mair has been the secretary ofthe Student Administrative
Commission for two years running
and has been involved in several
AMS committees such as Budget,
CPAC, Grad Class Council, Rec
Fac, Planning, Renovations and
Student Affairs. Mair is also the coordinator of the AMS Art Gallery
and sat on two presidential advisory committees—Draft Mission
Statement and Traffic and Security. She is also involved in the Arts
Undergraduate Society but says
she "has not limited [herself] solely
to constituency involvement." "The
AMS has to communicate effectively to the student body," says
1. The position of vice-president deals with both political and
administrative issues. I'm willing
to be a pragmatic and political student voice that will represent the
student body's opinion to the administration and the provincial and
federal governments. The vice-
president also has the responsibility to respond to issues in the presi
dent's absence. With regards to
administration, the vice-president
deals with the communication between the undergraduate societies
and with AMS service organizations.
2. No, I have no problem dealing with the president. Though it
would depend on the issue, I feel
that the executive and the student
council, as a whole, should form an
opinion on which the president will
take a stance.
3. The vice-president would be
the brain, dealing with the internal
operations ofthe AMS, for s/he is in
charge of communicating the AMS
code and by-laws to the students.
4. This is an extremely important issue. There is a huge lack of
communication between the students and the AMS. Students feel
alienated and distant from AMS
activities. We have got to maximize
our present AMS resources, The
Ubyssey and CiTR, and undergraduate papers such as 432, the
Red Menace, the Cavalier, etc. I
plan on sending press releases
regularly to these papers and the
radio station and would like to start
an AMS newsletter. Carolyn Egan
has been an excellent liaison, yet we
need a more concrete communication network so that students are
aware and informed.
5. Yes I feel I could be just as
capable as Carolyn (if not as tall).
CaroWn was an excellent liaison
between the constituencies and the
AMS. She has been readily available and open to suggestion. Yet, I
feel there's been a lack of communication with students that are not
involved in their constituencies,
and this is one ofthe issues I would
definitely deal with.
6. No, I don't feel we should be
a member of CFS, due to the fact
that they do not have representational voting and therefore as UBC
is one ofthe largest universities in
Canada, we would not be given a
fair voice.
7. I would want to understand
why more students don't get involved in campus activities,
whether it be in their constituency,
the AMS, a club, etc.
and Friday
January 25,26,27.
Julie Memory
Julie Memory is a science representative on AMS council and
science first vice-president. She
was the chair of both Selections and
Hiring committees for the AMS this
year and served on the Homecoming and Student Leadership committees as well. She was a member
of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Draft Mission Statement and says her goals are to
improve inter-faculty communication, increase student awareness of
AMS activities and fight tuition fee
1. Political. Basically, the vice-
president works with constituencies and, although quite a bit of
administration work is involved, it
is not a position like director of
administration which is basically
administrative. The vice-president
does a lot of administrative work
within the AMS but the most important work is done politically
outside AMS in co-operation with
the president.
2. No, I have no problem with
that. Even in the circumstance of a
personal difference or goal-oriented
problem, you must still work with
the president. I've had to in the past
and I know I'm capable of doing so.
3. The neck because the neck is
between the head and the rest ofthe
body and serves in a supportive role
for the head. It's not the part that
you notice; it's just there doing its
4.1 do think this is a valid concern. In fact, it's one of my goals.
The only way to reach the university effectively is through the media, therefore I would like to see a
return ofthe AMS Briefs column in
The Ubyssey and an expansion of
the column to let the university
know where their money is being
spent. I believe that students want
to-know what is happening in advance and not after the fact. Such
things as the AMS programs' sched
ule of events, major council decisions, especially money decisions,
need to be publicized. For instance,
how many people are aware that
the AMS has given loans to several
constituencies or that the AMS
gave $1000 to aid in the search for
the missing student Emerson Dobroskay? Other forms of media such
as the Informant can also be used in
this manner.
5. I don't think I even want to
try. This is a question that I asked
myself when I was considering
running for this position, and I
decided that if I was elected I would
fill the position the best that I could
and not try to live up to what
Carolyn has done, because I think
Carolyn has done a superb job. It's
difficult to answer the second part
of the question when you're not as
intimately familiar with the position as Carolyn herself. Carolyn's
such a hard act to follow, it's really
difficult to find a place to criticize
her. One of the only areas that I
would do things differently is in the
communications to other execu-
. tives. In council I would not restrict
the discussion period as much as
she does. Both of these are just a
matter of style rather than any
great philosophical difference in
what the office is and how it should
be run.
6. If I was to decide whether
UBC should join CFS I would first
investigate our past dealings with
CFS and other national student
organizations thoroughly before
making a decision and because I
have not done this I will not decide
the issue now.
7. I would want that to be an
understanding of how people and
politics interact on a day to day
basis in a political organization like
the AMS.
Director of finance candidates were
asked the following questions:
1 .With a thirty dollar fee hike for Rec
Fac, wand a possible 10 percent tuition
increase, would you reconsider the
Rec Fac decision to lessen students'
2.Do you think the AMS has been serving the students' needs in the past?
Give examples. How do you think the
AMS could be made more accessible?
3.Some of the largest budget items are
service organizations such as The
Ubyssey and CiTR. Do you think the
amount of money spent on these services are warranted? Why or why not?
4.Why do you feel you can spend students' fees the way they want their
money to be spent? How would you
ensure proper communication with the
student body?
5.ls you candidacy primarily political
or administrative?
6.How many office hours a week do you
plan to commit to this job?
7.Situation:The Gay and Lesbian Club
wants to double their budget this year,
which they feel is justified by an increase in services, ie. a lecture series
on gay rights. They have not developed
any new revenue generating devices.
Given limited funds, what would you
8.Where do you get your financial expertise?
Karl Kottmeier
Karl Kottmeier is the incumbent director of finance and last
year's assistant director of finance.
"I'm runningfor re-election because
I know the AMS well and I know the
position well by virtue of experience," says Kottmeier. On his
agenda is expanding the Pit, getting Rec Fac done the way students
want it, and increasing the funding
for service organizations. He is
currently working on publicity for
the $250 bursaries for students who
have been involved in the AMS and
show need. Kottmeier feels that
access to information about the
AMS is "crucial". He wants to ensure that everything is done for the
students because "we're doing it
with their money, and actually—
we're all students."
1. No, I wouldn't, because the
Rec Fac $30 increase was decided
by students, but the tuition fee increase is something that's being
done arbitrarily by the Board of
Governors. Students want the recreation facility—they showed that
by virtue ofthe referendum—and I
don't think it's right (to go against
their wishes). Rec Fac has to go
ahead because the students need it.
Ifyou look around the SUB, you've
got three clubs in one office the size
of a broom closet. People want more
space—they asked for it, and it
should be made available to them.
2. This summer I went to a
Student Services Conference in
Waterloo.   I   saw   evidence   there
proving that UBC's AMS is light
years ahead of any other student
society in Canada, in terms of the
services we have, the accessibility
of our student government, the jobs
we provide at excellent wages, the
Ombudsoffice, Speakeasy—all
those things that go unheralded,
unsung every year and do an excellent job, and nobody really notices
that it's the AMS that makes them
available. Even The Ubyssey, and
CITR—that's all part ofthe AMS.
I think AMS accessibility is
pretty good—it's not excellent, but
it's not bad. Information about the
AMS and the services it offers
should be more readily available. A
lot of students don't know what the
AMS offers and I think that's our
(AMS's) main fault.
3. First of all, they're not the
largest budget items, they're the
largest subsidy items. The AMS
supports them because they're providing services for students, which
is the AMS' mandate. Our big
budget items are the Pit, the Gallery—they're the ones that make
the money for the AMS, which we in
turn use to support The Ubyssey
and CITR, among other things.
Definitely they're warranted.
Having a student newspaper of The
Ubyssey's calibre, and a student
radio of CITR's calibre is way ahead
ofanythingatcomparable universities in Canada. It's a testament, I
think, to the effectiveness and excellence ofthe UBC AMS.
4. I'm electedby the students to
spend their money the way they
want it to be spent. It's easy to see
4    *
where students want their money
spent just from the feedback—
people writing to The Ubyssey,
people voicing their opinions—it
becomes self-evident.
Like I said before, increasing
access to information about the
AMS (will ensure proper communication to the student body).
5. It's political, sure, because
there's things that I want to do, and
that's politics as far as I'm concerned. But the things I want to do
are of an administrative nature. I
want to see the Pit pub get expanded, I want to see Rec Fac done
the way students want it, and the
way we voted for it. I want to see the
AMS continue to run at a profit,
thus being able to provide the services that we (AMS) do. So it's a
conjunction of political and admin
istrative motivation.
The Ubyssey accused me in an
editorial of being Director of Finance for my resume's sake. I don't
think that's why I do it at all.
6. During the past month, I've
been there all day long. That's not a
very good question. The code states
that you have to keep a certain
amount of office hours per week,
and I know that all members ofthe
executive exceed those office hours.
People come in making appointments to see me outside of office
hours. I come in a weird times—or
different times—to get done what I
want to have done.
7. That in itself is not a very
good question. When a club or society realizes that they have things
they want to do that are going to be
expensive, they're also going to find
ways of raising money—that's the
way the AMS works. If everybody
agrees that it's an informative service, then I don't have a problem
raising their subsidy. By 'everybody' I mean the Budget Committee, director of finance, vice- president, and an executive from the Gay
and Lesbian Society—if we come to
an agreement on it, then sure. Just
because they're gays and lesbians—
I don't think it makes a difference.
The same has happened to Intramurals—all the service organizations at one time or another have
had to go into deeper subsidy to get
something that they feel is necessary done.
8. From experience. I know
how to do the job because I've already done it before.
January 24,1989
Chris Bendl
Chris Bendl was elections
commissioner this year for the
AMS and ran the recreation facility referendum. He has helped out
with "a potpourri of AMS activities" and was the treasurer of the
first year students' committee.
Bendl's priorities include tuition
fees as well as transit problems of
overcrowding and inefficiency.
"The government has recently
announced that it will give $34
million to the transit system. UBC
needs to get its fair share of that,"
says Bendl. Bendl advocates more
keynote speakers visiting SUB to
"enrich the academic environment
at UBC." President Strangway is
included in his list of speakers.
Bendl wants better communication with students through more
directed literature, better communication with other universities
and a better rapport with the
administration. He says the
daycare centre must be made accessible to all students. "The AMS
must lobby the government and
the administration to improve library facilities," says Bendl.
l.It is an important political
position in which much must be
done. That's why I plan to open up
the External Affairs committee to
all students to ensure that everyone's needs can be heard. The
position deals with communication, not only with students, but
with government officials and the
university administration.
2.The biggest accomplishment this year has been the publication of literature informing students of sexual assault and harassment and preventative meas
ures to be taken. I would continue
the publications and circulation of
literature like this to gain student
awareness of services offered to
3.UBC's problems—tuition
increases, transit problems, and
student aid—are all problems resulting from poor government
funding. Rallies make the problem
known but don't solve it. It should
be a full-time job ofthe AMS to sell
the values of advanced education
to the provincial government.
UBC's campus should be made a
safer place to be. Greater student
awareness ofthe problem coupled
with better lighting and more frequent security patrols should help
to solve this problem. I've talked to
the Gays and Lesbians and told
them that I'll support them 100
percent in their communication
and organization of the Gay
Games. The environmental concerns and possible implementation of a UBC abortion clinic are
issues that must be discussed by
students. These issues are ones
that the university community
must decide and ones that I would
hope to discuss in the External
Affairs committee.
4.A few years ago, the students voted to keep UBC out of
CFS (and in CUSEC) because
UBC would lose out to smaller
learning institutions. As a member of CFS, UBC would be given
only one vote and would have to
contribute $8.00 per student while
at the same time being prevented
from taking part in the decision
making and lobbying that CFS
carries out primarily among its
eastern oriented organizations.
UBC can gain from CFS without
being a member.
5. Stan Hagen, ??? Jones,
Darlene Marzari and previously
Kim Campbell (will be decided by
a by-election), John Turner.
6.Guest speakers are a top
priority for me. It would be a good
idea to have Bill Vander Zalm
address the students BEFORE the
by-election, because this would
inevitably make UBC, and its poor
funding, an issue.
7.Developing of UBC land for
commercial use would be a way of
eliminating UBC's deficit but it is
not the best way. Currently, UBC
students pay for 18 percent ofthe
operating budget. This is large
enough. The government MUST
increase its funding. "Students
are not sheep that can be fleeced
James Dungate
James Dungate was a member of the External Affairs Committee in 87/88 and is now running
for co-ordinator of external affairs
because he feels there are a lot of
areas that the external affairs coordinator can improve the campus. Dungate aims to keep the
student body informed "of possible
changes of education policies of
the provincial government, and to
generally promote participation
and interaction on the campus
between different student
l.My position will encompass
both the political and the administrative tasks of the AMS to promote more involvement of the
student population.
2.Last year, the work on the
sexual harassment policy by Lisa
Eckman was a very positive policy.
I will look into further informing
the students on any policy changes
of the government including
things such as tuition fee increases and concession fares on
the buses. I will also look into further promoting interaction between first and second year students, into campus activities such
as intramurals and the various
other clubs and organizations on
3.Tuition fee's, provincial
funding, and student aid should
all be considered as priorities to
each student. By keeping open
communication to the government
we should be able to deal with
these. It's hard to rate these in any
order of importance as each issue
should be looked at as its' own
separate entity, depending how
the students feel about each issue.
4.The issue of CFS has already been looked at and the benefits that we would receive are not
seen as worthwhile.
5.Stan Hagen, Don't Know,
Darlene Marzari plus one open
Vanessa Geary
Vanessa Geary is a founding
member of Students Opposed to
Tuition Fee Hikes this year and
was an organizer of Students for
Accessible Education in 1986/87.
She is running because she feels
"that AMS should be more accountable and accessible." "The
AMS is a student government and
it should represent the opinions of
students," says Geary. Her main
goal is to ensure that no tuition fee
increases are higher than the rate
of inflation and she will accomplish this goal by actively lobbying
the provincial government.
1.1 think it's political in the
sense that funding for the university comes from the federal and
provincial governments, and the
provincial government does not
put enough money into post secondary education. They must know
through an active voice on the
AMS that the university needs
more money to provide excellence
in education which is accessible to
2.It was the acquaintance
rape seminar. That issue needed
to be brought up in the minds of
people and the seminar was an
excellent vehicle for doing just
that. I will continue to work to
raise awareness in this area. I
would like to look into forming a
student emergency fund to be
available for people who find they
just don't have enough money to
continue their studies.
3.My major concern has to do
with university accessibility—
provincial funding, tuition increases, student aid. The issues of
sexual harassment, the gay
games, abortion clinics, and safety
all point to the need for a more
open-minded and accepting atmosphere at this university.
Buses are  the  eternal  problem
that must be solved. Environmental concerns are so crucial on a
global level that we must do everything possible out here to lessen
the problem.
4.Yes. The CFS is an organization that provides support from
the students at universities across
the country. To be a member
would be a big advantage during
crisis times, like now with a 10
percent proposed tuition increase.
5.Stan Hagen, Barry Jones,
Darlene Marzari and to be announced through   a   by-election,
John Turner.
6.1 will request a meeting
with Premier Vander Zalm and go
to Victoria to stress the democratic
right of the approximate 30,000
students to vote in a constituency
where they spend eight months of
every year. The students are
deeply affected by the representation of Vancouver-Point Grey and
therefore deserve the chance in
choosing that representation.
7.No. We must have land
which we preserve for future generations and cutting down all the
trees now is simply a short term
and selfish way of thinking. This
university would not have a deficit
budget problem if the provincial
government was putting as much
money as they should be into provincial education.
External affairs co-ordinator candidates were asked the following questions:
1 .Is your position primarily political or
2.What do you think the biggest accomplishment of external affairs coordinator was this year? What would
you do next year?
3.Tuition increases, sexual harassment, abortion clinic, safety, buses,
provincial funding, student aid, environmental concerns, gay games, are
all issues which were brought up this
year. How would you rate the importance of each issue, prioritize your
4.Do you think UBC should be a prospective member of CFS? Why or why
5.Name the (advanced) education minister, education critic, and MLA's and
MP's for the UBC area.
6.How will you make UBC an issue in
the upcoming by-election?
7.The university has a deficit budget,
for which students may make up the
balance. Given this financial problem,
do you think the use of university land
for commercial real estate development is a good way of making up the
25th, 26th,
for all fiMS
seat to be decided, John Turner.
6.By voicing the students interests in the upcoming election to
Victoria, this should hopefully
promote the government to call an
election before the April deadline
thus allowing students to vote
before they return home after the
term ends.
7.No. I believe the funds
should be allocated by the government to keep the university out of
the real estate business.
Ken Armstrong
Ken Armstrong a current arts
representative on AMS council
and sits on five AMS committees,
including Disabled Student Access, Charitable Donations and
External Affairs. This marks
Armstrong's second year as an
executive member of the Arts
Undergraduate Society and next
year, if elected, he promises to
"fight for students" on issues of
student housing, transit, daycare
and sexual harassment. .Armstrong feels he is already experienced in dealing with these issues.
l.Political. The job of the external affairs co-ordinator is to
lobby the municipal, provincial
and federal governments as well
as the university administration
on issues of tuition costs, quality of
education and accessibility of
2.There are two main things
that Lisa's done. We've given the
daycare society the money so there
will be a daycare center on campus. We've also initiated a policy
on sexual harassment which is
being followed by the administration. Lisa worked with representatives on the administration, faculty and similar groups. I would
continue to ensure these do actually occur. I would continue Lisa's
participation on the Transit Advisory Commission and I would
begin lobbying the administration
and provincial government to
keep tuition down as soon as I was
elected. Continuous lobbying
would be more effective than sporadic lobbying.
3.1 think tuition increases,
provincial government funding
and student aid all go hand in
hand; it's a question of financial
accessibility. These would by my
top priority. Next I would put sexual harassment and the buses on
the same level. My next concern
would be student safety, in particular on campus. With regards to
the Gay Games, it was a big issue.
The Board finally made the right
decision and I can't see it coming
up again, although the Board
should let all groups have equal
access to the campus regardless of
any affiliation. Abortion was a big
issue in what 111 term the 'real
world'. I don't see it come up as
much on campus, at least it never
came up at student council. My
personal opinion, as a male, is that
I'll never have an abortion, obviously, so it's not my position to
lobby  either  way.  And  finally,
environmental issues: the environment is everyone's concern.
The university should take a leading edge in creating awareness of
the problems but the other issues
are even more important to students in particular.
4.No, because we can go to
most of their conferences anyway.
Students of UBC voted No a couple
of years back in a referendum to
join it—because the cost is too high
and because we would have the
same voting rights as someone 1/
10th of our size or smaller so
there's no advantage but there's a
lot of disadvantages.
5.Stan Hagen is the post-secondary Education Minister; Tony
Brummet is the Education Minister for elementary and secondary,
I don't know the Education Critic,
Darlene Marzari, formerly it was
Kim Campbell—to be decided in
by-election, John Turner is the MP
for the actual campus riding, but a
large number of students will live
in Kim Campbell's riding.
6.As soon as they announce
candidates, I'd send out press releases explaining what we feel
needs to be done and I'd send out
separate press releases directed at
the candidates stating student
populations when the university is
in regular session. Unfortunately,
the by-election will probably be
after classes end when the student
population decreases, so we'll
have a tough job ahead of us.
7.We have to be careful to
balance economic and environmental interests. That deficit
should not be covered by tuition
fee increases yet we can't develop
the entire endowment lands. Especially now that they're a park.
However, developing some university land may be acceptable provided there is enough land left for
new buildings and other student
related concerns. The campus is
already crowded enough.
Director of administration candidates were asked the following questions:
1 .in your position as director of administration you will deal with the administration in terms of SUB maintenance, campus
security, parking...etc. What do you see as the best way of dealing with the administration to get what students want?
2.Do you think the Pit should expand? At what cost? Why or why not?
3.What problems do you see with this building?(SUB) -- —
4.What areas of SUB are wheelchair accessible? Oli&StJOrtS
5.What is your position on Duke's? Why?        	
6.1s your position primarily political or administrative?
Todd Sherman
Todd Sherman has been a
member of the Student Administrative Commission for two years
and feels he is "fully and uniquely
qualified" to be director of administration. Sherman ran Clubs Days
last year, and has been involved in
running elections, the constitution of clubs, special projects
grants, AMS security, travel
grants, signing liquor licences and
okaying loans and contracts.
"The greatest concern people
will have about my candidacy is
the fact that I am not currently a
sitting member of the AMS. Were
I petitioning the chair of council
that might be a valid concern. As it
is, itis irrelevant," says Sherman.
Sherman thinks it would be
"counterproductive" to elect a director of administration who has
virtually no experience in the
1. From my work with SAC
and various other AMS committees which I have sat on, I have
already worked with most of the
Administrative people I will deal
with next year. I have found them
receptive and open minded. I have
no reservations about raising stu
dents issues with them.
2. Yes. I definitely believe the
Pit should expand. I have seen the
plans for the proposed expansion
and it looks great. There is a lot
more room and it is better laid out.
This should decrease the line-ups
considerably and make the Pit
more accessible for everyone.
From what I've seen ofthe figures,
the cost seems more than reasonable. The extra revenue generated
will more than make up for the
3. The biggest problem right
now is with overcrowding. With
the clubs' membership expanding,
there is more and more demand on
SUB space for club activities. Rec
Fac will obviously alleviate some
of these problems and until then
good organization on the part of
SAC will keep the crowding under
4. SUB is satisfactorily wheelchair accessible but could obviously use improving. The ramps
and elevators help but the more
accessible we can make SUB the
better. As director of administration, I will ensure that disabled
students concerns are listened to
and taken into account.
5. After the original Duke's
contract was extended in  1987,
• Custom Framing & Do-lt-Yourself Facilities
• Full Conservation Matting & Framing
• Large Selection Of Posters & Limited Editions
• Complete Selection Of Frames
• Stretching & Dry Mounting
"For People With More Taste THan Money"
they were told that the lease would
not be renewed. The lease expires
in April 1989. I see no reason why
profits from selling cookies should
not go back to students rather
than to the private company. The
results of the unbiased taste test
this week prove that students like
the AMS cookie at least as well as
the Duke's.
6. As chair of SAC, by definition I would be more involved with
the administration arm of the
AMS. Despite personal political
opinion, a good DoA must be unbiased in anything he or she does.
Andrew Hicks
Andrew Hicks has been the
Arts Undergraduate Society
treasurer as well as Inside UBC
editor for two years. He is serving
as a UBC student representative
on a Provincial Government Committee on Student Financial Assistance and is production manager of The Competition. He sits
on students' council and is the
chair of the Rec Centre Development Committee. As well, he sat
on Budget, Grad Class, Management and Tuition Fee committees.
Hicks' priorities include Pit pub
rennovation, handicapped access
in SUB and "AMS programs and
services that meet the needs of
1. Right now I'm working with
the UBC Vice President Academic
on Rec Fac. I found open and frank
discussion with the university
rather than heated debate most
productive. The tuition fee situation is another case where we
have a proposal before the board,
and there seems to be resistance at
this point to not implementing the
fee increase. So it depends on the
2. The Pit expansion has been
needed for a number of years.
There's no staff area in the back,
where they can go for breaks.
There are always long, long lineups and we can never accommodate the number of people who
want to attend Pit pub events. By
expanding the Pit pub, more space
will be available, and we can have
a band in there. It will be a lighter,
cleaner-looking pub, but with the
same fun, entertaining and
slightly raunchy atmosphere.
3. Most of them are contemporary problems. As people become
more aware of disabled students
on campus, and as we have more
disabled students attending UBC,
we have to make a concerted effort
to improve handicap access to
SUB. The elevator problem—
sometimes it works, sometimes it
doesn't, the buttons are too high
for people in wheelchairs. The
accessibility to the Intramural
office is definitely a problem.
4. All floors of SUB are semi-
wheelchair  accessible.   If you're
coming to SUB from the parkade
just outside, there's a very steep
rampway to get into SUB. Getting
down into the basement means
you have to first come up the steep
rampway and take the elevator
down. Again, theelevatorisnotall
that accessible and it's often used
for freight, rather than for students, so there's often a wait.
5. If the AMS can produce as
good a product or better, with a
similar kind of relaxed atmosphere that Duke's currently has,
and will turn the profits that are
currently leaving the SUB into
increasing student wages, reducing the price of cookies, and if it
offers an opportunity for interested students to gain some kind of
management experience, then I'd
be in favour ofthe AMS running its
own cookie store.
6. My position is both administrative in that the Director of
Administration runs the daily
operations ofthe SUB, and political in that I would be working with
clubs and constituencies, teaching
them the rules of SUB, liquor
regulations, taking care of booking
problems, what kind of groups
we'll allow to book in SUB—of
course, we can't have those groups
that promote racial hatred. So
there's always that political side.
As a member of the executive, it is
a very political position, because
as an executive, we should take a
leading role in important issues
such as tuition fees.
KmJ kj ^J  return
Price varies with departure and return dates.  Seats are limited and
some conditions apply.  Departure tax of $ 19 not included.
S.U.B. - 228-6890
Going Your Way!
Jericho Village
4th Avenue & Alma
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
thurs & fri till 9 pm
sal 9 am till 6 pm
On Line:        direct computer
linkup with ICBC
Drop Off: leave your
renewal with us on
your way in ... and
pick it up on
the way home.
lots of space at our
front door!
<- ask for ->
Keby GoU 3j0 Comm Softwai. &99 $199
IUus_.tedWot_Pcrfcct5_S?*.9S S17.95
(While stocks last)
All stock on sale at 20% off
Publisher List (Canadian).
Until February 28,1989.
Selection — Price
682 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3K4
(Opposite to Bay Dept. Store)
Tel: (604) 682-7842 Fax: (604) 682-7849
(-"Shorten your job search time
»*-*Make your best impression
(v'Win more interviews
^Improve your networking
Drop by & pick out the style
that makes the best statement
about you and best fits your
Gift Certificates make a great
graduation present.
impress resumes
— personal marketing services —
Suite 301, 1847 West Broadway
* 734-1193 *
Convenient Burrard & Broadway location
Alexander Park & Associates Ltd.
Jericho Village Shopping Center
Christian social
presents . . .
SUB 224
Thursday, January 26
12:30 p.m.
For more Information: call 224-3722
Sponsored by: UCCM
presents .. .
learning to set limits, make requests and take risks
Dates: Tuesday, February 7,14,21,1989
Time; 12:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Place: Brock Hall, Room 106 A
Pre-registration required at Office for Women Students
Brock Hall, Room 203.
Enquires: 228-2415
January 24,1989
THE UBYSSEY/9 Boarded Governors
It's a good thing there will be some entertainment for the January 26 occupation of the
faculty club to protest fee hikes—not because
students mil get bored, but because they will
not be allowed to remain in the board room while
the governors seal the fate of the ten percent
It's called "in camera"—and it has nothing to
do with slow motion and film—it means no one
but the board is allowed to be present during the
meeting while the session is closed. And the
session is closed after the opening remarks.
In camera policy was implemented because
the Governors felt certain items were too sensitive to be dealt with in the public eye—such as
tenure, and particular staff problems. This is
professional and private, and entirely justified.
But a decision which affects over 20,000 people
is not private.
The Board of Governors is the most important group of individuals on this campus. They
decide how the UBC budget is doled out—they
decide what gets cut back. An organization with
so much power must be subject to public scrutiny.
But the Board, instead of opting for honest
and fair play, has cloaked itself in retentive old-
school traditions and patronizing secrecy. But it
seems as though they are no longer out to protect
the university—perhaps they are protecting
Grad students found out last Friday their
post-program fees were going up almost to fifty
percent. The decision will be ratified this Thursday. This left less than six days for people to
become aware ofthe problem, let alone organize
some sort of action.
The Board can no longer think of students as
the emergency revenue budget item. The ten
percent increase, even a 50 percent increase,
will not cripple the average student. What students find offensive is the Board's seeming lack
of respect for the students—consequently resulting in a university aimed at a finished product, rather than helping the product create itself.
Maybe if more members of the board were
educational professionals, instead of men in
mohair, the Board of Governors would represent
its constituents instead of the bank collector.
January 24, 1989
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays
throughout the academic year by the Alma Mater Society
ofthe University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those ofthe
university administration, or ofthe sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud support of the Alumni
Association. The Ubyssey is a member of Canadian
University Press. The editorial office is Rm. 241k of the
Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
228-2301;  advertising, 228-3977;    FAX# 228-6093
The city was Vancouver. A lot of people live there, a lot of people die
there. Like Michael Leduc. Michael Vaney and Robin Muehlebach
had just left the office when thecal] came in. "Sargeant", bellowed
Robert Groberman down the dank, musty smelling hallway; "Jon
Treichel is on the line and he sounds even more hysterical than
usual .""Let me talk to hi m" said Deanne fisher as Ka theri ne Monk
forced another favorable confession from a reluctant Joe Altwasser. Acting on the information provided, Rick Hiebert dispatched
Olivia Zanger, Ted Aussem and Laurie McGuiness to the scene of
the'alleged crime. The rain splashed off the dumpster in which the
alleged body of the alleged Stephen Lazenby reclined. Michael
Booth and Hai V. Le were already on the scene as Keith Leung
leaned in the shadows of a nearby doorway frantically chainsmoking. The dismembered corpse of Gordon White was discovered
in several locations throughout the alleyway. The central clue to
the case was revealed when Mike Laanela's pit bull wandered by
with one ofthe victim's arms protruding from it's mouth. In it's
hand was the distinctly monogrammed cufflink of Franka Cordua
von Specht. "This is probably the central clue to the case" exclaimed
Kevin from Discorder. "Brilliant!" squealled Carla M. as Paul
Dayson slipped away with his gas depleted chainsaw swinging
silently by his side, to be picked up by his wheel-man Svetozar
city desk:
Deanne Fisher
Robert Groberman
Katherine Monk
Grad fees
Dear Dr. Strangway,
On 11 January, I wrote
to you to express the dissatisfaction of the Teaching
Assistants' Union, CUPE
Local 2278, with the UBC
administration's proposal to
increase tuition fees by an
average of 10 per cent in
At that time, the TA
Union was operating on
sketchy information provided in an 8 December,
1988 UBC Reports article.
For the past two weeks, our
union has been attempting
to obtain more exact information about how our
members will be affected by
the proposed tuition fee increase. Our coordinator has
made repeated telephone
calls to Vice-President Dan
Birch's office, sometimes
calling several times each
day. Only today, January
20, did we learn about the
enormous tuition fee increase for some of our members and for a significant
number of UBC- graduate
I cannot tell you how
shocked I am about the size
of the tuition fee increase
your administration plans
to impose on graduate students who have completed
their program periods
(three years for PhD stu-
! dents, two for Masters).
According to your proposed
fee schedule, a graduate
student's continuing fee of
$571 this year will rise to
$855 in 89/90. This increase,
50 per cent, is more than
unconscionable; it is obscene.
It might be argued in
your defence that this fee
increase will affect few
graduates at UBC. Studies
of graduate education demonstrate the opposite. A recent book on the subject,
The Ph.D. Trap' by Wilfred
Cude, cites Statistics Canada figures which indicate
that PhD candidates in the
humanities and social sciences take an average of five
years to complete their degrees.
Perhaps one ofthe most
disconcerting aspects of this
proposed fee increase is that
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in length. Content
which is judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for brevity, but it is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
it affects students who place
next to no demands on the
university and its faculty.
Let me cite some data from
my own department, History, to illustrate this glaring inequity. Among the 50
graduate students in History, 22, or 44 percent, have
completed their program
period and are now paying
continuing fees of $571 per
year. Of these 22 students,
seven live outside the Lower
Mainland (six out of the
province entirely). They are
either carrying out the research necessary for their
theses or working while
they strive to complete their
degrees. This means that 32
per cent, almost one third, of
students paying the continuing fee are not even in
close physical proximity to
UBC. What services do
these student receive for
their $571, potentially $855,
tuition fee? They occupy no
space on the campus; they
do not visit the library; they
use not a nano-second of
computer time; they rarely
even see a professor. At best,
they engage in occasional
long-distance telephone discussions or correspondence.
In short, the students who
use the university's services
least face the highest fee
Does this not seem
more than coincidental?
Can our members, and
graduate students in general, possibly be faulted for
concluding that the UBC
administration has made a
cynical money grab from the
students who not only demand least ofthe university
but who are least able to
mount any protest against
it? Is it mere chance that
after weeks of effort our
union was able to extract
the details about this heist
only six days before the
Board of Governors meeting
which is scheduled to vote
on the increase?
Unless you act to prevent this inexcusable tuition fee increase these questions will inevitably trouble
graduate students. I think
you can count on their
doubts being conveyed to
the entire university community, and to other universities in Canada. If you do
not act,  who could blame
graduate students for regarding the UBC administration with the same degree of cynicism and contempt which it appears to
hold for them?
Larry Hannant
Vote for AMS
I wanted to acknowledge that well deserved slap
in the face to myself, the
AMS executives and students council. That as student representatives we
made some mistakes is acceptable. That we lost touch
with the students whom we
represent is not acceptable.
I do not mean to imply that
members of the executive
and council have not taken
action and acted with and
for students in many cases.
What I am saying is that we
haven't done it enough.
In many ways the AMS
council and executive sees
its role as administrative
and not as political or issue
oriented. I do not believe
this is a new phenomenon,
nor is it a surprizing one. It
is also not inherently a bad
thing. If however students
want something else then
they have to do something
about it. There are several
people running for executive positions, and they're
the ones who will determine
if next year's AMS council
will be more concerned with
issues and communication,
or with administration and
business. If you don't like
what the AMS is doing then
vote for people who will do it
differently. Talk to the candidates, and read their interviews in The Ubyssey.
This is the only way to find
out where the candidates
stand on certain issues, and
what type of representatives they will make.
If you want a more
communicative and open
student council then vote
one in. As for this years
council, I believe our greatest strength was hard work
and concern. Possibly we
should have asked more and
told less. Hopefully next
year's council will learn
from our mistakes.
Lisa Eckman
Coordinator of
External Affairs
AMS defended
I was not impressed
with The Ubyssey's tribute
to the outgoing Studenfs
Council in the January 20th
editorial. This editorial was
a stab in the back to all ofthe
dedicated students who
participated, volunteered,
and became involved with
the Alma Mater Society.
The editorial focussed
on the tuition rally that occurred on January 18 and
said that it "did not have
official AMS support or endorsement." Then why was
CiTR there? Why did AMS
Programs set up the stage
and sound? Why were AMS
representatives speaking?
And why did the AMS form
an Ad-Hoc Committee
Against the Proposed Tuition Fee Hike to prepare a
report to the Board of Governors?
The Duke's issue was
also mentioned once again.
The petition was certainly
not ignored. The owners of
Duke's have known for the
past two years that their
lease would not be renewed.
The lease was a fixed three
year lease with a two year
option expiring in April
1989. The SUB Renovations
Committee has been planning to expand and upgrade
this entire area for over the
past two years, and the layout plans will be displayed
in the cases on the SUB
Main Concourse for anyone
This editorial was not a
tribute to the outgoing Students' Council. It was a
demonstration ofthe continued animosity that The
Ubyssey feels towards the
Alma Mater Society. It was
interesting to note that the
Ubyssey failed to recognize
any ofthe positive and successful projects completed
by the 1988/89 Student's
Council. The AMS is our
student society, and the
students involved represent
the constituencies and general populous that elected
them. I wonder how The
Ubyssey would fare if the
readers were allowed to give
an outgoing tribute to the
Leanne Jacobs
AMS Director
of Administration
January 24 ,1989 Strangway's
tactics revealed
Why would President Strangway provoke massive student protest with a ten per cent tuition hike
when a six per cent hike would
have met with apathy? Was it only
to balance the budget, or did our
astute president hope to provoke
Obviously UBC needs more
funding to conform to President
Strangway's vision of becoming
the "Stanford of the North", an
elite research university of international reputation. The president's funding appeals to the government (depicting UBC as Engine of Recovery) have largely
failed. Unfriendly criticism of government priorities are known to
lead only to reprisals.
How can President Strangway exert pressure on the government without open antagonism?
By letting students do the dirty
work. He creates a budget deficit
to make a fat tuition increase seem
necessary. Students react predictably with a series of protest actions focussed on government
The net result? First, UBC
gets more tuition revenue, although the Board of Governors
(whose members are mostly government appointees) may be sufficiently embarrassed by well-publicized student activism to reduce
the proposed increase. Second, the
government receives a strong
message to come up with more
funding before UBC's financial
plight causes greater student unrest.
President Strangway is a
shrewd tactician bent upon maximizing UBC's revenue by almost
any means in pursuit of his vision
-no matter how many financially
strapped students get marginalized in the process.
Kurt Preinsperg
Philosophy Grad Student
of Rec Fac
I totally support the reconsideration ofthe RecFac referendum.
It is not only ridiculous for the
AMS to add to the burden of the
tuition fee increase, but also it is
ridiculous for the University ad-
Calling all Pinheads
Next week Thursday, the BoG will
decide whether or not UBC students
will have to reach deeper into their
pockets next year due to a 10 per cent
tuition fee increase. Most students,
naturally, hope that the tuition hike
will be voted down and demand that the
government pick up the tab ofthe rising
cost of maintaining a first rate university. Students feel they have a "right to
an education." This strange notion has
already  achieved	
a dogmatic
status in the
set of popular morals
and is not even challenged by our dear
Socred government, at least not officially.
Why then is it that the provincial
government does not seem to give UBC
the adequate amount of financial support that would prevent the "outrageous" tuition hikes which threaten the
academic careers of so manyfinancially
disadvantaged students? Could it be,
by any chance, that for some reason
VanderZalm and his cohorts think that
students have a lot of extra cash to
spare? Is it possible, by any stretch of
the imagination, that the student body
sent a signal to Victoria that gave the
cabinet the idea that students would
not terribly mind a lousy $150 extra for
a year?
Well, students, think hard; engage
your little brainwashed pinheads!!!
Remember when you voted for an
80 per cent increase in AMS fees so that
ten years from now T-Bird's dream of a
recreational facility would become a re-
the invisible
minority of poor students didn't concern you. You felt that another $30
would not hurt so much. And anyway, it
was for a good cause; your altruistic
spirit made your hearts go out to all the
special interest groups, including the
Geers who fought for their RecFac with
an almost militant and childish kind of
enthusiasm. Don't you think it is just a
little bit hypocritical to worry about
poor students not being able to r_ay for
increased tuition, while you did not
care a hoot for them when you voted
YES for RecFac? And isn't it pathetic
that T-Bird and his crew, after raising
AMS fees by 80 per cent, are getting
fiesty about the BoG planning to raise
tuition by a mere 10 per cent?
If one might draw the following
parallel: when a teenager spends his
allowance on cigarettes instead of his
school lunch, Daddy is most likely to
say "From now on, you can pay your
own way!" This is what has happened
to UBC students, and it is time they realize just that. Mega-projects a la
RecFac will not make the government
believe that students are a bunch of
poor devils struggling to make ends
A major reason for the tuition increase, however, is that due to an anticipated 9 per cent rise in the faculty
wages, the BoG expects a $3 million
budget shortfall, which Strangeway
plans to patch with your, the students',
money. So, before you turn your fists
against the BoG and the provincial government, maybe you should consider
addressing your discontent to the faculty members/Needless to say, your beloved money will be redistributed from
your pockets into theirs.
Robin Muelebach
ministration to allocated approximately five million dollars to the
RecFac, when they are operating
at a deficit.
Mr. Bird may be correct in his
statement that "It's far easier to
get money for capital projects from
the government...." Capital projects are tangible, visible and long-
term; therefore, they can be used
by the administration and government as evidence for "funding
higher education." In reality, the
buildings are only empty shells
without the educational component inside.
The public, with the aid ofthe
media, believe that student protests against tuitions fee increase
are a matter of course. In this instance, the students are offering
the administration and the government an alternative—take the
money for RecFac and use it to offset the operating costs—that removes the need for a tuition fee
increase of any kind.
Keith Davidson
Arts 2
Senate earns
To the UBC Senate: Thank
you for your recent decision to
extend the September fee deadline. This change will make life
easier for all students.
And to the UBC student senators: Thanks for the hard work on
this one; you represented us well.
Tim Bird
AMS President
Another pitch for
The AMS Student Council
has stated that over 2000 UBC
students didn't know what they
were doing when they signed the
Don't Close Duke's Petition.
No, they didn't understand
that they enjoy the product, the
service, and the ambience;
No, they didn't understand
that the AMS can't even operate a
simple Hot Dog Stand;
No they don't understand that
the AMS will start to have total
control ofthe SUB building;
No, they don't understand
that with this monopoly will
surely come higher prices and less
And no, they don't understand the ethical question of stealing someone's business.
Yes, they do understand that
it will take our money on an expensive media blitz to sell us on what
we don't understand.
Leslie Barclay
Commerce 4
Insolence in the
Insolent (Webster's definition): Arrogant, over-bearing; insulting; rude.
AMS president, Tim Bird, has
made an implication about the
2,600 students who signed the
"Don't Close Duke's" petition. The
implication is that, at best, we are
uninformed and bordering on just
plain stupid.
The issue is simple, and the
choice is simple—we do not want
another AMS run facility, and we
want Duke's to stay open.
At this late date, don't tell us
we made an uninformed choice for
president last election. Insolent
(Students' definition): Tim Bird,
AMS president.
Sean Vanderfleut, Arts 4
Graham Cove, Arts 2
Required: Socially
active, concerned students to march, singing revolutionary
songs on Thursday,
January 26th, at 11:30
am at the Faculty Club.
Republicans need not apply.
Crash the cash flow
When I was about thirteen
years old, I went with my grandmother to see the film 'Ghandi'. I
thought that it was overall a
pretty good flick, despite the fact
that at that young age I would
have preferred to see the Tom
Hanks and
Adrian Zmed
epic,   'Bache-
and bad speeches and got to chat
with many of my friends. If there
had been some beer, we could have
called it "The jf^MS Second Term
Mobile Barbeque"! Despite the
fact that we got on television and
got to tell the city how much we
lor Party'.
However, if I had opted to drag my
dear grandma to the latter, I
would have never learned of the
ways in which the Indian people
utilized their own human resources and numbers to get what
they felt was just. In my opinion
our motives and goals are not
nearly so lofty and admirable as
those of the Indians in the late
1940's, but an injustice has been
done, or inevitably will be done,
and some action must be taken.
I was at the anti-tuition fee
hike rally last Wednesday and
despite its good intentions, I feel
that it was inadequate. I listened
to some tunes, heard many rants
thought the administration and
government were a bunch of
assholes, this rally proved nothing. I left with the feeling that
Strangway and his cronies were
busting a gut laughing at this
1960's imitation revolt and were
going to raise the fees regardless.
In my opinion a different sort
of action would be more effective,
and also a lot more interesting and
fun. As students we have a resource at our disposal that has
actually been provided by the university itself. This secret tool has
been cleverly disguised as a Telereg computer.
The students of this fine insti
tution have been held by the illusion that Dr. Strangway and the
Board of Governors hold control,
and determine the action of the
university. We, after all, know
that the students certainly have
very little say in it. However, the
real force that drives and
moves the UBC machine is
something called cashflow.
This cash comes from
many sources, not the least
of which is from the pocket of you,
J. Student. Last fall a whole new
computerized system was introduced to make this cashflow easier
to obtain and deal with, for once
the administration has the money
in their sweaty little palms, they
can continue to propagate the
myth that they are the ones running this joint. In this light we
have available to us both our
friend and nemesis, the Telereg
computer, that will automatically
cancel our registration if we do not
pay the full tuition fee by the requested date.
I'm wondering what would
happen if, instead of paying the
demanded amount per unit next
year, like the administration
knows we will, everyone paid exactly what we are paying this year
(an amount that while still being
overly high, is a bit fairer). I think
that the Telereg computer, because it understands cashflow
rather than logic, would automatically cancel everyone's registration, thus overnight making
Canada's third largest university
the smallest. It really staggers the
imagination, and I know the administration would love it. If you
want to talk about real chaos,
25,000 un-registered students
showing up for class is right up
there in my books. Most profs have
enough problems dealing with
Simple economics states that a
market for a good or service will
survive only as long as people are
willing to pay the demanded price.
So in that case, I believe that we
can get what is fair and right by
artificially moving the demand
curve down a bit and resultantly
lowering the equilibrium price.
True it is kind of sneaky and
underhanded, but it could be fun,
and if you feel guilty you can rationalize it this way: sometimes a
farm machine gets going out of
control, and the only way to stop it,
or at least slow it down, is to throw
a wrench into the works. While
hoping you don't damage the machine too much, because it is necessary for your livelihood and survival, you know that you cannot let
it take control.
This is my proposal, and I believe it should have a fairly broad
appeal. To the who love the 60's, it
has a tone of peaceful revolution,
to those punk rebels of the late
70's, the end result will be a period
of chaos and anarchy, and for
those children of the 80's, those
computer hackers and money
grubbing yuppies...What can I
say? Oh! and I hope that people
that are primarily into justice like
it too!
As I mentioned before, this
could be both interesting and fun.
I would definitely do it, but not at
the expense of being a stupid, yet
principled martyr. I realize that
what is needed is someone that
can move and motivate the
masses. With the AMS elections
coming up soon, all I can ask is
"Where is a Mahatma Ghandi
when you really need him!?"
Michael Leduc
January 24,1989
THE UBYSSEY/11 AMS Executive Elections
Poll Clerks
Needed ($4.00/hour)
January 25th, 26th and 27th
Sign up in the SAC Office,
SUB Room, 246
Hong Kong
Chinese Foods
5732 University Blvd.
Lunch Specials (combination)
Licensed • Self Service
f McGill
Faculty of Management
Information Session
Thursday, 26 January
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Student Union Building
Room 209
Black &
"Beware the boss
that walks on
water and never
makes a mistake.
Save yourself a lot
of grief and seek
employment elsewhere."
-Robert Townsend
Black & McDonald Limited
Canada's largest independent electrical & mechanical
contracting organization
St. John's • Goose Bay • Halifax • Montreal • Ottawa • Toronto • Hamilton
London • Kitchener • Winnipeg • Edmonton • Calgary • Vancouver
!80%/20% SWEATSHIRTS \
(1 week delivery on stock items)
• T-SHIRTS $7.35 ea
• SWEATSHIRTS $13.50 ea
• GOLF SHIRTS $13.95 ea
(Based on Minimum 25 units)
PRICE INCLUDES: 1 colour print garments,
set-up, screen & artwork...puff printing &
flashcureing (.33 extra)...solid coloured
fabrics may vary in price...additional colour
printing by quotation...Embroidery by
Call: (Ask for Kenneth) 688-6879
Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm
The Graduate Student
Centre presents:
Bring your lotion, man. Your beach towel. Your shades.
And man, Bask to the rhythm.
Tickets on sale at
AMS Box Office
& Grad Centre
Fryday January 27th
9 pm-1 am
$2 advance
$3 at the door
It's gonna be a cool, cool night
Some things never change
For the second time in history students will take over the faculty
club, on January 26 at 11:30. The first time was in 1968 at the behest
of Jerry Rubin (photo below)—but last time students were just taking
the afternoon off to bash the establishment.
Now "UBC students don't take shit from anybody!" one protestor
screamed at the top of his lungs in a rally to stop tuition fee increases
in 1973 (above).
This year's occupation will feature two live bands—No Fun and
D.O.A to keep the uninterested interested. Keep Nietzschean recurrence recurring, and voice your woes to the men in three-piece suits on
?««: ::;':■:-:;:-:;    •::~«:^::>:>■>^^:::>::v::^:y.:^::::^^^^.-:^^^:«.:y/>»:«^   ~;*m
iplCE-X-C-E ■ L- L-E-N-TIiBil
[The  eat e ri
m   U  K^  ^^                               (BmI or Toiu)
11 __-___■           OR ENTREE
The good
above itei
please. V:
deal is, your least expensive meal is FREE when two or r
ns are ordered. Not valid with any other coupons. Dini
_id only when this ad is presented prior to placement of
3431 WEST BROADWAY 738-5298
nore of the
ig in only,
January 24 ,1989


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items