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The Ubyssey Mar 16, 1978

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 Canada explodes in protest
Demonstrations from
the Rockies to the Atlantic
Canadian University Press
Students in five Canadian provinces have exploded into action against
education cutbacks and tuition fee increases.
In Edmonton Wednesday, about 5,000 students took to the streets, with
protestors coming from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge in addition to various community colleges.
And at the University of Regina, nearly 600 students interrupted a
board of governors meeting Tuesday and demanded a freeze on tuition
fee increases and a public stand by the board against the Saskatchewan
government's education funding policies.
In Ontario, occupations of administration offices at two universities
entered their third day Wednesday, while a third ended in failure when
protestors realized they could not achieve their aims.
Meanwhile, student organizers in Nova Scotia and Winnipeg are continuing their planning of days of protest at their respective legislatures.
The Edmonton demonstration
started shortly after noon when the
demonstrators left the University
of Alberta for the provincial
legislature chanting, "they say cut
back, we say fight back," and
"why pay for less."
The march started ahead of
schedule when police found they
were unable to contain the students
on campus any longer. The
procession was estimated at about
1.5 kilometres long and filled the
entire span of the High Level
Bridge, the city's largest bridge.
Students from outside Edmonton
had arrived earlier in a motorcade
that had left Lethbridge early in
the morning and which gathered
support on its 560-kilometre
Alberta premier Peter Lougheed
met the protestors on the steps of
the legislature, situated in
downtown Edmonton about 1.6
kilometres from the university.
Lougheed tried to explain to
students tuition fee increases are
necessary because the taxpayer is
"hard done by."
But he was soon drowned out by
cries of "bullshit, bullshit," from
the angry students.
"He tried to stay away from
talking about cutbacks," one
student said later. "He sounds
even weaker on that."
A special debate on education
funding in the house was slated to'
follow the protest.
In Saskatchewan, the University
of Regina board refused student
demands for stands on tuition
increases and cutbacks.
About 100 students gathered
outside the board room early
Tuesday, armed with placards and
chanting slogans opposing a
proposed 8.2 per cent tuition fee
increase. About 450 more students
arrived later.
After a hot debate over the issue,
the board refused the students'
requests and closed the meeting.
After this, 125 students marched to
the legislature for a rally.
Similar action has been planned
for today at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where
students are faced with a proposed
nine per cent fee increase.
In Ontario, students occupying
University of Toronto administration president John Evans' office
abandoned their struggle early
Wednesday morning.
But occupier John Doherty said
the students had accomplished the
original intention of the occupation.
He said occupiers hoped to raise
interest in an anti-cutbacks rally
See  page  2.   OCCUPATIONS
.    .)       ^
.  of student demonstrations, occupations
Vol. IX, No.
University asks Socreds
for 17.2% budget increase
UBC is asking the provincial
government for a $153 million
operating budget for 1978-79, the
student representative assembly
learned Wednesday.
Student board of governors
member Paul Sandhu told the
assembly that the budget would
represent a 17.19 per cent increase
— or about $22 million — over last
year's budget.
But Sandhu said in an interview
after the assembly meeting that
indications are UBC will only be
permitted an eight per cent increase at most, leaving the
university with an operating
budget of about $140 million.
"There have been indications in
various meetings of UCBC (the
Universities Council of B.C., which
makes recommendations about
university budgets) and by various
statements from (education
minister Pat) McGeer and (deputy
education minister) Walter
Hardwick that our increase will not
exceed the rate of inflation,"
Sandhu said.
Sandhu criticized the provincial
government for forcing the
university to wait until mid-April
at the earliest to find out how much
it will have as its operating budget.
Most of the money for B.C.'s
three universities comes from an
operating grant from the education
ministry. Tuition fees make up
most of the difference.
Students this year are paying at
least 25 per cent more in tuition
fees than they did last year.
"The big deal is that they (the
ministry) never give the university
any idea what they (the university)
are going to get so the university
can't do much long-range planning," Sandhu said.
"The university should be able to
plan for the future for four or five
years ahead."
Sandhu told the SRA the
university is at the point where it
must calculate an interim budget
so it can operate between now and
April. He said the board will meet
some time next week to discuss the
The legislature will not meet
until March 30. Last year the
university discovered in late
January it would not receive as
much as it had requested.
Because of timing, it will be
difficult for students to mobilize
this year if they are threatened
See   page   7:   SRA
'Fight unemployment
not foreign students'
—matt king photo
HOODED PRISONER in makeshift cage on SUB mall Wednesday simulates oppression of Indonesian
political prisoners. Demonstration is part of week-long human rights symposium presented by Amnesty UBC
which concentrated on violations in Philippines and Indonesia, where hundreds of thousands of government
opponents have been jailed since an aborted coup d'etat in 1965.
The federal manpower and
immigration department is
making foreign students scapegoats for Canada's unemployment
problem, UBC graduate student
representatives charged Wednesday.
A decision by manpower and immigration minister Bud Cullen to
implement a policy giving
Canadian students preference for
teaching assistant jobs is intended
to distract Canadians from the real
unemployment problem, said Phil
Watson, external affairs officer for
the graduate students'association
and the association of teaching
"I think it's a political move by
Cullen to distract people from the
fact that he's not doing anything to
improve employment," he said.
"He should get back to his job
rather than making scapegoats of
foreign students. It's an attempt to
distract people from the real
Graduate student senator Dave
Smith said foreign students getting
TA   jobs   at   UBC   are   highly
qualified and need the jobs as an
integral part of their education.
Smith said the number of foreign
TAs in Canada is small and that
giving their jobs to Canadians
would make no difference in unemployment statistics.
"Even if you threw every foreign
student out of Canada there would
still* be more than one million
Canadians unemployed," he said.
The new manpower and immigration regulations, tabled in the
house of commons last week, give
the department power to force
universities to hire TAs through
the Canada Manpower system.
TA jobs would have to be posted
in manpower offices by the
universities. Currently TAs are
chosen by department heads after
being recommended for the job by
professors in the department.
Universities in B.C. have
received notice that manpower and
immigration intends to implement
the policy, which would mean jobs
would go to visa students only if no
Canadians qualified for the
position could be found.
See  page   2:   INT'L Page 2
Thursday, March  16, 1978
At Guelph. Ryerson
Occupations continue
From   page   1
today at the Ontario legislature in
"Last week there was a certain
malaise on campus about the
rally," he said. As a result of the
occupation the level of activity
became "really incredible," he
The protestors failed in their
attempt to get the administration
to shut down the university today
for the rally.
But the administration has informed deans and directors that no
students are to be penalized for
attending the rally and has asked
that no tests or exams be scheduled
for today.
And the memo said the administration should take a
"sympathetic and co-operative
stance" on the issue because of the
damage cutbacks will do to the
quality of education and faculty
Occupations continued Wednesday at the University of Guelph
and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. The occupations started
Monday, as did the U of T occupation, and came in the wake of
similar actions last week at Trent,
Carleton and McMaster Universities. Classes will be cancelled at
York, Trent and Carleton, while at
McMaster the university senate
said it will support the rally but
refused to cancel classes.
Negotiations broke down late
Wednesday at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto.
Although Ryerson and Guelph
administrations have also issued a
no-penalization of students
guarantee, Ryerson protestors
rejected this as a settlement
Tuesday, saying the guarantee
comes too late.
Occupiers were awaiting administration reaction to a compromise that would guarantee
faculty and staff will not suffer
repercussions if they attend the
rally and also that classes and labs
scheduled for this afternoon be rescheduled.
The students have since decided
to hold firm in their demands for
cancellation of classes this afternoon.
The Guelph administration has
met   two   of   the   protestors'
Int'l students called
'gov't scapegoats'
From  page   1
"It seems to me Cullen is saying,
'Look at the nationality first and
the qualifications later,'" said
The manpower and immigration
policy makes a definition by UBC
of what a TA is and what qualifications are required absolutely
essential, if foreign students are
not to be discriminated against,
Smith said.
"You need some criteria on what
the qualifications are," he said.
"The need for a university policy
on TAs is needed now more than
Watson also criticized another
section of the new regulations,
which would make government
authorization necessary for foreign
students to change their course of
study or the institution they attend.
"It's serious interference for
students who get into a bad
academic situation," he said.
Watson said the added
bureaucracy of the new
regulations will discourage foreign
students from coming to Canada.
The graduate student commission of the National Union of
Students has sent a letter of protest
to Cullen, said Watson, an
executive member of the commission.
And NUS has accused Cullen of
distorting the situation in introducing the regulations.
"Cullen is misleading the public
about this new law when he talks
about a substantial pool of visitors
in Canada seeking work as the
reason for restricting students'
entry," says NUS executive
member Stu Reid.
Women's Athletic Association Has Openings For
For The 1978-1979 Season
Also needed MEMBER-AT-LARGE W.A.A.
Apply to room 208 for further information. Deadline:
Monday March 20, 1978 at 4:00 p.m.
demands: that the administration
protest the effect of student aid
eligibility periods on the university's veterinary college and grant
the occupiers immunity from
penalties for occupying the offices.
The administration has not yet
agreed to cancel classes today.
In Nova Scotia, tentative plans
have been set for a day of activity
throughout the province March 30
to protest inadequate funding to
N.S. educational institutions.
Representatives from eight
colleges and universities are
continuing to caucus about
measures that should be taken to
protest poor funding. But they have
delayed a final decision about the
nature of the protest until they
have had a chance to go before
their student councils and discuss
the options.
Possible actions include class
boycotts and/or cancellations,
rallies and demonstrations and
information and discussion
Educational institutes in N.S.
face funding subsidies for the 1978-
79 academic year that are half the
amount recommended by the
regional advisory board, the
Maritime provinces' higher
education commission.
And at the University of
Manitoba, the student council
voted unanimously Tuesday night
to organize a day of protest against
tuition fee increases and
inadequate funding of post-
secondary education.
The protest will probably include
a march on and rally at the
legislature in Winnipeg.
Faculty association spokespersons at the university have said
the association will likely join the
protest. It is the largest of five
faculty unions at the university.
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Page 3
'Gov't buildings
the handicapped'
—matt king photo
VAGUELY HUMAN form in SUB art gallery kicks and pounds fists in disgust and frustration after being
accidentally bronzed by over-indulgent mother long after passing baby shoe stage. Sculpture, part of
education  students' ceramics and  hangings show, also complained to  tired  bum from hardness of seat.
Public buildings like churches
and federal government buildings
are the most inaccessible to the
handicapped, a National Research
Council expert said Wednesday.
Byron Johnson told 20 people in
Laserre churches in Manitoba
were some of the most poorly
equipped buildings, and the
churches denied they had to be
accessible to the public.
"They've said 'we're not a public
building, we're a church.' "
Another difficulty handicapped
people encounter is the revolving
door, Johnson said.
"The revolving door handicaps
20 per cent pf the population."
But designers are becoming
more aware of the need to incorporate designs for the handicapped in their building plans. In
five or 10 years, people will
naturally consider providing
services for the handicapped, he
"Shopping  centre  people   will
C'tee 'forcefully suggests' UBC closure
The AMS committee on unemployment is "forcefully suggesting" to UBC administration
president Doug Kenny that he close
the university March 30 for an
unemployment rally in Victoria.
In a letter to the president,
committee chairman Lome
Rogers suggested Kenny put a
motion before senate to close the
campus so students could attend
the rally.
Court stops
SFU fight on
tuition fees
Canadian University Press
B.C. supreme court justice Hugh
Legg Tuesday dismissed a Simon
Fraser University student's
petition to erase last year's 25 per
cent tuition fee increase.
Student Derek Webb had sought
an injunction against the collecting
and keeping of increased fees at
SFU. The university's board of
governors decided last April to
raise the fees, and they went into
effect in September.
Simon Fraser student society
lawyer Stuart Rush argued the
board acted improperly when it
decided to raise the tuition fees
because of influence from the
universities council of B.C.
But justice Legg decided the
council was acting within its
powers as defined by the B.C.
Universities Act, and said it was
proper for the board to consider the
information from the council when
making its decision to raise fees.
Rush argued that the council had
informed the board it could expect
a one per cent reduction in its next
budget request if the university did
not raise tuition fees.
Rush said the threat created extraneous pressure on the board.
Because only the board has the responsibility to alter fees, it acted
illegally by submitting to the
council's pressure, he said.
At a press conference following
the decision, student senator Ross
Powell termed the council's threat
of a cutback an "ominous intervention into a public university
by a government-appointed body."
But he also said the student
society was pleased that the
decision clarified the powers of the
council and the board, and identified who was responsible for the
increase in tuition fees.	
The rally, sponsored by the B.C.
Federation of Labor, is being held
to protest the high unemployment
rate in B.C.
Rogers asked in the letter that
Kenny attend the rally. And he said
Wednesday it would be much
better for the committee's campaign against unemployment if
students were able to attend
without missing classes.
But Rogers added that he was
not expecting UBC to close.
"We don't have blind confidence
in Kenny and we can't expect him
to close UBC."
He said the committee did not
expect Kenny to attend the rally.
Last week, students at several
Ontario universities occupied administration offices to demand that
campuses be closed to allow
students to attend an anti-cutbacks
rally today at Queen's Park in
But in its campaign against unemployment, UBC's committee
will consider taking over the ad-
ministration offices only as a last
resort, said Rogers.
Currently there is not enough
student support at UBC to warrant
an active take-over, he said.
Rogers said students participating in a takeover at UBC
would be expelled while other
students would not become involved.
"If we did resort to a takeover,
we'd have to recruit our strongest
believers. I'm not prepared to lay
my academic career on the line
unless there is strong student
In Ontario, students strongly
supported the takeovers, he said,
and in each case student backing
represented about half of the
university population.
But Ontario universities have
been faced with heavy tuition fee
increases and cutbacks in recent
years and as a result takeover bids
receive more support than they
would in B.C., said Rogers.
"Their  takeovers  indicate  the
severity of cutbacks in Ontario.
They have felt the crunch harder."
In contrast, UBC's cutbacks
have come in "bits and pieces," he
Rogers added that UBC students
did not respond well to the Dec. 6
rally against cutbacks that ended
in a picket by 20 people of a board
of governors meeting.
If the AMS committee on unemployment receives more support at
the end of this week's campaign,
then it will be in favor of a student
takeover, Rogers said.
"If there were 20 to 30 really
pissed-off people on the committee
we'd occupy the office."
Rogers said he expects a fair
number of people to attend the
rally and has found "pretty good
reception" at the committee's
booth in SUB.
The B.C. Fed has chartered 40
buses to send people to the rally
and is trying to charter a ferry,
said Rogers. The AMS has donated
$800 to sponsor the campaign.
realize it's another part of the
market to catch."
Johnson, speaking as part of
UBC Handicapped Awareness
Week, said one of the major difficulties encountered is the prohibitive cost of modifying existing
facilities for the handicapped. The
installation of elevators has been
the most expensive adaptation in
the past, but recent innovations in
technological research have
changed this, Johnson said.
He added that UBC is more
accessible than most areas,
because either ramps or elevators
have been installed in buildings as
they are needed.
But Sandra Kiep, a UBC counsellor and co-ordinator for handicapped students, said Wednesday the campus still has some
important areas which are inaccessible to students.
She cited the Math building, the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre,
and SUB auditorium as buildings
presenting the greatest obstacles
to the handicapped.
But Kiep said these and other
buildings at UBC do not represent
major problem because the
university pre-registers handicapped students in classes with
accessible rooms.
A report prepared by
rehabilitation medicine students
says handicapped students can
overcome the difficulties of living
on campus. The report says Gage
student residence has total accessibility, while only two
buildings besides the common
block are within reach of handicapped students in Place Vanier
Kiep said UBC's biggest problem
is in providing a support service
for the handicapped. Typing
services for students who cannot
use their arms, translation services for the deaf at lectures, and
general monetary assistance are
all high priorities, she said.
Translation services for deaf
students are now being provided by
the Aid to the Handicapped and
Western Aid.
Staff Bocking at new editor choice
Ubyssey Appointments Editor
The Ubyssey entered the new liberal age
Wednesday with the announcement of
Michael Arthur Bocking's election as
Ubyssey editor for the 1978-79 year.
"How about a small-S socialist?" said
Bocking, as shocked staff members milled
around him.
Bocking, who won by a landslide, denied
that the landslide was triggered by outgoing
editor Chris Gainor tripping over a waste-
basket in a fit of disgust.
In order to win, Bocking had to overcome
his past, which included a stint as president of
the UBC Young Liberals, and suggestions
that he would appoint former B.C. Liberal
leader David Anderson as assistant editor.
"My pride and joy, what has happened to
him?" said Bocking's mother Winnifred, in
an interview from her home in Rome.
"I knew we should have taken him here
with us. First he left the Liberals. Then he
grew a beard and now this," she cried before
the line was cut.
Bocking was born 23 years ago in Winnipeg,
but left town two weeks later because the
climate wasn't moderate enough. He then
lived in Stoney Plain, Alta., for several years,
and most of the time was, well, plain stoned.
He then followed his family to Vancouver and
remained when his parents moved on to Italy.
In addition to his connection with the Grits,
which caused him many lonely years in
Alberta, Bocking was also a member of the
Canadian Navy once he found a sea to float
toy boats in.
Bocking is now a political science student,
when he makes it to class. "The fact that he's
quit the Liberals shows he's learned
something," sniffed one prof.
"I can't visualize this," said younger
brother Chris, who has followed Bocking into
the Ubyssey staff. "I think I'll quit. It's bad
enough getting mixed up with Gainor, but
Gainor, who was last seen trying to board
the next plane for Fiji, said he was "crushed"
by Bocking's win. "It's the antithesis of
everything I've tried to do this year."
Jim Banham, UBC information officer,
former Ubyssey editor (1949-50) and well-
known Bocking friend called the election a
"victory for truth and beauty."
"Wait a minute, I'll have to check with Sue
first," said former co-editor (1976-77) Ralph
"He's not as pert and vivacious as I am,"
said Maurer's ex-tag team partner, Sue
Vohanka. "What will happen to the CUP in
the future?" she said in an interview from
Former editor Gary Coull (1975-76), when
reached in Hong Kong, called Bocking
"almost my philosophical descendant, but the
wrong man won."
Lesley Krueger, 1974-76 editor, decried "the
loss of revolutionary consciousness within
The Ubyssey."
Pink eminence Vaughn Palmer, 1973-74 co-
editor, said: "I like the idea of Bocking as
editor. Mind you, I'd like anything."
"Bocking? Who's he?" asked Palmer's
better half, Mike Sasges.
Former co-editor Jan O'Brien (1972-73) was
unavailable for comment.
Bocking, emerging from a pile of discarded
sunflower seeds, his hair freshly cut for job
hunting, said he was awed to be following in
such large footsteps. He has not been seen
since he fell into the footsteps.
Bocking's opponent, Bill Tieleman, and his
almost opponent, John Russell, were
unavailable for comment.
small-S  soporific Page 4
Thursday, March  16,  1978
Why UBC sleeps
An overview of the university scene in Canada today
would indicate that the 1960s have returned, although at
UBC it's clear that the somnolent 1970s still hold sway.
At practically all of the provinces where demonstrations
and /or occupations have occurred this week, provincial
governments have forced at least the second tuition fee
increase in three years. A year ago, thousands of UBC
students were actively fighting the tuition fee increases which
were forced on us this year.
All across Canada, governments are adopting tight-money
policies and making students pay for government economy
because, they believe, it won't cost them at the ballot box.
As long as governments try to squeeze every cent they can
out of students instead of corporations, demonstrations will
become more frequent and perhaps more violent. Many of
the campuses which today are the sites of demonstrations
were quiet or at east quieter when the first round of tuition
hikes occurred two years ago, which played into the hands of
the fiscal manipulators.
At UBC we should maintain vigilance against continuance
of the Socred government's squeeze against universities. This
year's budget doesn't come down until April — not an
auspicious time for protest or planning protest. After last
year's spirited demonstrations, UBC has been quiet, first
because the threat of another tuition hike appears far off,
and also because of disorganization in and lack of support for
the Alma Mater Society's cutbacks fight.
But the most important ingredient is also lacking: the
majority of the students. Until you realize that by raising
taxes and tuition for ordinary people, giving corporations
unfair tax breaks and allowing massive unemployment to
persist, the federal and provincial governments, who are
working totally against our interests, will continue to tax us
on to welfare.
Davis judges Pole on one letter, not year's work
In the last few issues of The
Ubyssey, I have read a variety of
letters, stories and opinions about
racism and prejudice as a result of
the statements I authorized to
appear in The Pole. As editor of
The Pole, I am responsible for the
content in the paper. However I
would like to point out that I did not
write the offending article.
The article in question was
submitted, just as letters are sent
to The Ubyssey, by a few individuals   who   are   probably
laughing now at all the controversy
they caused. I do realize however,
that by approving the letter for
publication I am just as guilty as
those who wrote it.
The front page story of March 7
written by Heather Conn, which
brought the whole matter to public
attention, contained several misquotes and inaccuracies. I will not
defend the opinions of others,
however I am willing to accept the
criticisms levied against me.
Those people who casually know
me, may think I am your
traditional Archie Bunker bigot,
but good friends know I do think of
all people equally. I'm not going to
say, "I'm not prejudiced" because
I don't think that I or anyone else
can honestly make such a
Similarly, a phrase like "I have
lots of Chinese friends" seems inappropriate, but I do value the
friendships I have with many
people whether they be Chinese,
Italian, white, or something else.
Ubyssey investigators miss SUS work
This is in regard to your reply to
Dave Van Blarcom's letter (March
10) in which you claim to have
covered events in both the science
and arts undergrad societies. At
least in the case of the SUS, nothing
could be farther from the truth.
You are only able to cite one
example of coverage, the recent
story on the teacher evaluations in
science. This was in fact not a
result of investigative reporting by
The Ubyssey, but rather a result of
our public relations officer submitting a typewritten report of the
whole meeting. Only then did The
Ubyssey act.
This last year has been a rebuilding year for science, yet we
have only once seen a Ubyssey
reporter in our office (for the
teacher evaluations story). While
The Ubyssey covered the front
page with the issue of the faculty
reps in arts, it neglected to investigate the similar situation in
Our fee referendum received no
coverage at all before the vote and
only a short article following it. As
we failed to meet quorum by only
14 votes, an article in The Ubyssey
would have helped.
Our SRA reps were active,
sensible and vocal members of the
student representative assembly,
yet only once was their existence
ever noted in The Ubyssey.
Your only coverage of science
week claimed that a Ubyssey
photographer won the paper airplane contest when in fact he did
not even come close to winning.
Compared to the coverage the
Women's Centre break-in g o t it
was as if the break-in at our office
never happened.
We recently had an election in
which the key positions of
president, treasurer and SRA rep
were contested. The Ubyssey did
not once publish an article about
the election campaign, even
though the results affect the future
direction of SUS.
Even now the SUS is locked in a
struggle with the faculty over
things other undergraduate
societies   take   for   granted;    a
student lounge, vending machines
and lockers. All three issues are
important to the future existence of
the second largest undergraduate
society on campus.
We suggest that The Ubyssey
assign a regular full-time reporter
to cover the undergraduate
societies. You should be able to do
this by reducing the number of
reporters covering trivial items
(i.e. following collies around) by
one. We are waiting. Our office is
in Auditorium Annex 216 (maybe
you didn't know).
SUS executive
MARCH 16, 1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
"Salut mes copains," disait le petit mignon gaillard Mike Bocking. "Et
bonjour mes copines," il ajoutait a Kathy Ford et Heather Conn. Le
nouveau grand chef regardait lentement le bureau du Ubyssey et apres un
moment il a pleure — le petit fasciste etait tier de sa nouveau sujet; Matt
King prenait tant de photos de Mike, Craig Heale le suivait avec son
appareil de photo et Ed O'Brien lancait le jeu "Risk" a son visage. Mais la
figure de Mike portrait un toujours sourire. II tenait la main de Bill
Tieleman et les deux sont alles au Pit pour une biere. "Bois un petit coup
c'est agreable, bois un petit coup, c'est doux," les deux sots chantaient en
pleine voix. "Qu'est-ce que c'est ce grand brit?" demandait brusquement le
vieux Marcus Gee. II n'avit pas I'habitude des jeunes gens et au lieu de jouer
et boire, il restait dans son coin avec I'ancien dictateur Chris Gainor. Le
petit choux Tom Hawthorn, qui tenait le futur dans la main, voulait etre
corrompu par des autres. "Moi, je peux t'apprendre," disait Verne
McDonald et il lui montrait le Vancouver Star. "Je suis terriblement
choque," admettait Geof Wheelwright, bien horrific "Si ma mere savait ce
qui se passait dans I'Ubyssey, je serais mort," expliquait le vierge Chris
Bocking. Tout le monde du bureau donnait les baisers a leur nouveau
maitre et il les mettait sous la tabLe. lis avait tous bien bu.
Some letters to The Ubyssey
stated that my punishment
(censure) was not serious enough.
I still disagree on that point but am
willing to live with it. I have
received many harsh criticisms for
one single action, while no one has
said "thanks" to any of us for the
positive points or successful events
we ran over the last year.
The director of housing has made
serious attacks on my credibility
and has insulted me by saying the
censuring of The Pole will be discontinued once a new editor is
named. I ask Michael Davis if his
puppets who do the Vanier newsletter (which incidentally is an
identical copy of The Pole's format
which I invented) could have
produced as many issues and done
as much for residence, as my staff
and I have done in the last year.
Should Davis answer 'yes,' I
think he should re-examine  the
On March 7 at noon, two representatives of the Gay Alliance Toward Equality led an interesting
and thought-provoking discussion
as part of women's week. Since
The Ubyssey has done an excellent
job of reporting other women's
week events, we were most concerned to note that no reporter
covered this, the only scheduled
event relating to homosexuality.
The discussion included a
presentation of GATE'S activities
both internationally and in Vancouver. They stressed their belief
that homosexuality is a natural,
healthy and responsible life choice.
The speakers explained that the
social institutions that oppress
women are the same institutions
that oppress homosexuals, and
that societal change to eliminate
sexism, patriarchy and
discrimination is the common goal
of both the gay liberation movement and the women's movement.
Eliza Fry
arts 1
Beth MacKay
arts 2
Sally Thorne
nursing 3
confidence he has in himself. We
have been judged on an inch and a
half comment rather than a year's
worth of achievements. We would
have appreciated a small 'thank
you' from him.
I do not fully .understand what
people like Pat Chen and Helen del
Val-Lui want from me.
I honestly never intended serious
offence, but only hope that the
publicity given to the issue has
increased people's awareness of
the racist feelings that are on
campus and that this will help
solve some of the problems. I am
editor—The Pole
I am writing in regard to the advertisement published under
'Messages' in the classified section
of The Ubyssey in several issues. It
reads as follows: "listen to the cry
of the aborted children. Their cry
is a cry of terror. Heed their cry."
Here at Rape Relief we often
deal with women who, finding
themselves pregnant after being
raped, are in the process of
deciding whether to continue a
pregnancy. Frequently this is a
very painful decision for them, and
one which augments the post-rape
Such a woman reading your
paper would most probably be
extremely upset by this advertisement. This is something that could
be easily avoided by the refusal on
the part of your editors to print
such emotion-charged statements.
This ad is an affront to any
woman who is deciding to have, or
has had an abortion. We hope that
you will give this matter due
Megan Ellis
rape relief worker
We considered the objections
raised by Ellis and other people
over the classified ad and voted not
to allow the ad to run in The
Ubyssey effective this issue.
—Staff Thursday, March 16, 1978
Page 5
We can't ignore moral issues
"The best lack all conviction, while the
worst are full of passionate intensity"—
The purpose of this reflection is to look
back at certain issues that have emerged
this year and to see how they reflect the
university and its understanding of its role
in society. The presupposition that I am
working from is that it is how the university
(as a system) responds to and transforms
the concerns of the society that educates or
creates values.
Part of the context is that the crisis in
understanding about what education is has
deepened. Many in the academic community (and society at large) suffer the
malaise of aimlessness and false consciousness. Others are zealously fulfilling
whatever careerist goals that are set for
higher education by our technocratic and
industrial society. This is seen by some to be
reflected in the deepening cynicism of some
in society, the frenetic activity of others,
and the marking time of others.
isolation from outside world
Deeper crisis
All of this is seen by some as the personification of a deeper crisis in the
meaning and purpose of higher education.
Therefore, the question of the university as
value creator has again become important.
The values iri an institution are not, as the
individualist would have it, simply the sum
of the values of the individuals in it. Rather,
value in institutions is systemic, assuming a
variety of forms, and it is this coherent and
focused system of values which socializes
every person.
Furthermore, value in institutions is not,
as ideologues of rationalism would have it,
inert and abstract, there to be manipulated.
In fact, value in the systemic form pulsates
with power, possessing capacities for
concealment, beguilement, and achieves a
kind of spiritual hegemony over institutions
and persons. We are shaped in the image of
the structures within which we find ourselves.
The forms we use in teaching incarnate
their values into us. Value emerges in how
we order space and time. It is how we
structure ourselves as an institution and as
individuals that values are transmitted.
Just look at the process of creating a Ph.D.;
it is a shaping of an individual to fit a context, a reproduction of the values that
personify the institution. Thus the question
of "for what ends are we?" and "what interests do we serve?" becomes basic. It is
how the university, and the many sub
systems in that mega system, address
issues that create values, support values,
point to values, and change values.
We can also see systemic and sentient
value in formal patterns of institutional
behavior, in toe bureaucracy of education.
By this I mean the way students determine
George Hermansori'is UBC's Anglican and
United Church chaplain, who served for
more than three years on UBC's board of
governors. Perspectives is a column of
opinion and analysis open to all members of
the UBC community.
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their sense of self-worth as "scholars." The
"hidden curriculum" is one of teaching
predatory skills — a survival instinct of
competition rather than the stated view of a
creation of a community of scholars
dedicated to exploring knowledge.
This is clear in the attitude of many (Pat
McGeer included) that students don't belong
on senate, the board of governors, or in
faculty councils. Participation in university
governance is one of the best educational
experiences we can have. Participation
indicates that a student is an integral part of
the institution. (It is interesting as a footnote
that McGeer's threat to remove students
from governance created compliance, indicating a basic feeling on toe part of
students that they do not belong to toe institution.)
Another aspect of values inherent in
academic life is the way it responds to so-
called "non-academic" issues. By this I
mean things like elections, special weeks,
noon-hour lectures, and investment policies.
It is in addressing these issues that the
deeply entrenched values are exposed and
challenged. It is toe institutional spatial and
temporal forms, its patterns of behavior,
and its ideological set that exhibits its value
world. How it then responds to, say, investment policies, helps either to change
consciousness or socializes us into the
prevailing myths.
The election fixing illustrates what I mean
(note that I do not mean alleged fixing but
that the fixing did happen). When I first
discovered that there had been an organized
and successful attempt to stuff ballot boxes
with proxy votes and then raised questions
about it, I was immediately under pressure
by some students (a winner in toe board
election amongst others) not to disclose
what had happened. The rationale for
covering up was that what happened wasn't
that serious and, anyway, those in charge
would make sure it didn't happen again.
Then there were personal arguments; some
future careers would be harmed, people
wouldn't run again because of time, innocent people would suffer because of what
other people had done in breaking the rules.
As well there was the rationale that there
had been other infractions, or that it was
just a prank (just a prank? to fix an election?). Except for some on toe student representative assembly, toe Alma Mater
Society and The Ubyssey, there was a
general inability to perceive the ethical
questions. When it came to the response of
toe institution, it decided not to push the
potential educational impact; toe connection of thought and action, that certain
climates create a trivial attitude, and that
there are consequences. These rationalizations indicate a lack of moral vision.
They also devalued the student participation in governance. When we refuse as
a community to see that highest standards
are demanded.
The whole situation was an opportunity
for toe university to indicate its moral
universe by applying rigid standards and
not to use toe argument that toe number of
ballots cast mattered. It is, in the value
sense, the principle that is important. It was
a chance for toe university to push our con
sciousness by indicating what is and is not
Its response did define what is tolerable.
What is tolerable is covering up and the
university does not demand higher standards than society. What students learn
from the maintenance of an ideology of
rationalism is that we should not push the
edges of our moral universe. Those who
risked their peer's displeasure wonder if it
was worth while to raise questions of value
and toe status quo of upward mobility is
In a sense it is understandable that one
desires to remain in the so-called ob-
jectivitist stance. Because we are shaped by
toe needs of toe system, to push to other
conclusions than toe one reached would
have increased conflict. For, after all, when
toe university was called upon to take strong
action against Lady Godiva (by Moe Sihota
and others) it was condemned (by Sihota) as
interfering when it suggested it might. But
we can still hope that systems and those in
them can transcend their context and
limited moral vision of others for toe sake of
creating a larger moral vision. In fact, as an
educational institution, it is demanded of us.
Let me use toe question of investments as
another  example.   The   response   to   the
question moved on several levels. Some
raised the question of attacking only a part
of toe many injustices around toe world and
in Canada. Others valued the dualistic
myths that how we invest money has
nothing to do with the values we transmit.
And, there was the argument that this is a
question for individuals, not for institutions.
It is clear that there is no simple answer.
No matter what we do, it seems that we
cannot eliminate injustice. Not only are
banks and mining companies tied up in
causing injustice, but toe very beer we drink
is also. But because toe question is complex
and there is a lack of a clear or neat
response, this should not prevent us from
It is interesting that both toe sectarian left
(Fred Nelson, The Ubyssey, December 2)
and toe status quo (bank manager Stuart
Clark) agreed that because it is a complex
issue, one should not do anything. However,
symbolic action is powerful. When I understand that where I bank matters to black
South Africans, then I make an important
connection that life is really interrelated. I
cannot escape. So when I act symbolically 1
depower toe myth that there is nothing
concrete to be done, taking action indicates
to others that my and others' moral vision
matters in all decisions.
Even if it is only a partial act, it can
change our consciousness. That means the
present structures of reality must respond
in new ways. It is a real signal to others that
a new reality is emerging. The current
economic structures can no longer operate
as if anything goes. It is this symbol of withdrawing bank funds that tells the banks that
socially responsible investments is what we
As I have argued, it is impossible for us to
separate out into compartments. Things
exist in relationship. All toe parts affect
each other and the whole. We cannot hide
behind toe fiction that financial attitudes
and matters are not educational experiences. Therefore it is important for an
institution to make ethical decisions on its
financial policy.
The values we hold as academics create
toe climate in which we can profoundly
address the issues we face. We give power to
one another when we clarify our operative
values. When we indicate that how we do
things as a university teaches values we
begin this process. All of this helps to continue the process of transforming the
academic establishment.
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Thursday, March 16, 1978
Hot flashes
Faff Dave wears
new shoes
Remember when those nasty
socialists were in power and all
the other parties ganged up to give
them the boot?
Well, the shoe's on the other
foot now.
NDP opposition leader Dave
Barrett will be at UBC speaking
about car-dealing Socreds, speaker
Ed Smith's flings, Captain Cook,
unemployment, and his diet.
The mudslinging will take place
at noon in the SUB auditorium
next Wednesday.
Admin goes eco
Every now and then, the UBC
administration decides it should
show students it is "into" the
same things we are. Like wow,
In keeping with this spirit, it
has sponsored an energy
conservation poster contest and
has picked a winner.
Stan Wong, commerce 2, will
receive the $300 first prize at a
presentation ceremony today at
noon in the SUB conversation pit.
Also receiving awards will be
Julie Peterson, education 5
(second    prize,    $200),    Robert
Speaker: A representative from the
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Women's   drop-in,   noon,  SUB   130.
Women's committee meeting, noon,
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Thunderbird car rally (for
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Prsentation and discussion by Linda
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Women's   drop-in,   noon,  SUB  130.
Lanon, arts 4, Adolfo Spaleta,
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Does the sight of blood make
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You won't even have to watch
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Power set-up victimizes women — MLA
Women   are   victims   of   the
current   power   structure,   NDP
MLA   Rosemary   Brown   said
Brown told about 20 people in
SUB 215 that women have almost
no control over their own lives.
"Powerful people are those who
influence and control other people.
Only very few women have access
to power in any form."
She said the greatest priority for
women is to change their consciousness on a mass scale.
"Our other objective is social
Brown said that one of the
problems facing women is their
negative self-image.
"We must change our own
viewpoint of ourselves. While we
live   in   a  so-called   democratic
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with tuition fee increases or
education cutbacks. Students in
other parts of the country already
know what they are going to be
facing and are actively demonstrating against their fate.
But a motion by Sandhu and
external affairs officer Kate Andrew will ensure that MLAs in
Victoria at least know students are
The motion, which passed
unanimously, called for $2,000 to be
taken from the now-defunct cutbacks committee budget to be used
for a three-pronged campaign to
make the public aware of the
situation the universities could
face soon.
Sandhu said the first prong involves a letter-writing campaign
by students, similar to one carried
out last year protesting tuition fee
increases. The main difference is
students will be asked to write
personal letters to their MLAs
rather than sign a form letter as
they did last year.
Sandhu said students should tell
MLAs of the negative effects of
cutbacks they have observed or
been affected by this year.
The second prong involves an
advertising campaign designed to
make the general public aware of
the seriousness of the situation.
Sandhu said that, among other
things, advertisements will be
placed in the downtown
The third prong will consist of a
delegation from the Alma Mater
Society, including ordinary
students in addition to student
politicians, to Victoria once the
house is in session.
Delegates will spend the day
talking to as many MLAs as
possible and to various party
caucuses and ministers. Sandhu
said he has made some
preliminary arrangements and
MLAs are receptive to the idea.
In other business, the assembly
voted unanimously to condemn the
federal and immigration department's decision to restrict the
number of international students in
Canada and to make it difficult for
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society, it is really a dictatorship
towards women."
Change can only take place
through struggle, said Brown.
Brown, who graduated from the
UBC school of social work and is
MLA for Vancouver Burrard, said
modern society is shaped like a
pyramid, with women and poor
people at the bottom, she said.
"The people at the top know that
if the social conscience is changed
at the bottom of the structure, they
will be in danger."
Brown said that it is not possible
to have equality in a pyramid-
shaped society.
"What we really have to do is
change the shape of the pyramid,"
she said.
"Women must get organized if
they are to achieve anything, said
"It is very difficult trying to
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"There are no links between
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men do, she said.
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negative and not its positive form-
s," said Brown.
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Receiver with 20 Watts per Channel
min. RMS Output (8 Ohms, 20-
20,000 Hertz) and low 0.3% total
harmonic distortion. Click-stop tone
controls, two-deck tape monitors,
dubbing terminal plus as
above and more.
High-Medium Power Stereo Receiver
with FET FM Front End. PLL MPX,
Precision Phono Equalizer.
Plus/Minus Split Power Supply for
OCL Power Amplifier.
Continuous power output of 35 watts
per channel, min. RMS at 8 ohms,
from 20-20,000 Hertz, with no more
than 0.3% total harmonic distortion,
plus tape to tape dubbing connect
and more. Much more.
Advanced, High Power AM/FM
Stereo Receiver with continuous
power output of 50 watts per
channel min. RMS at 8 ohms, from
20 to 20,000 Hertz, with no more
than 0.1% total harmonic distortion.
Two tape input/output circuits and
tape duplicate switch, high cut filter,
phase-locked loop circuit in MPX
section, FM muting circuit, two
meter system for precise reception
and much, much more.
Sole Canadian Distributor
67 Lesmill Road,
Don Mills, Ontario M3B 2T8
575 Lepine Avenue,
Dorval. Quebec H9P 2R2
3917 Grant Street,
Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 3N4


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