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The Ubyssey Oct 25, 1988

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Grads say no to Rec Fac.
By Deanne Fisher
The Graduate Student Society has said "no" to the proposed
Alma Mater Society recreation
facility in what AMS president
Tim Bird calls "a really selfish
"If they're only thinking about
themselves, and if they can't contribute $30 a year so that the
younger students can have a place
where they can get their social
education, they should sit down
and re-evaluate their value system," said Bird.
"With this 'me generation attitude', society's not going to go
very far under (the graduate students') leadership," he added.
The decision was made at last
Thursday's GSS meeting, and
comes just eleven days before the
Oct. 31 toNov.4 referendum on the
$20 million project.
Graduate student president
Robert Beynon said some members ofthe GSS council perceived
the recreation facility as a "megap-
roject" and opposed it because, "for
the cost, there's not enough benefit."
"They couldn't see that spending $30 a year for this project had
been justified," said Beynon.
Beynon said grad students at
Thursday's meeting spoke of last
year's Presidential Task Force on
University Athletic Facilities,
which outlined the problems of
access to athletic space on campus
and did not support building more
"Nowhere in that report do
they advocate building new facilities," said Beynon.
Grad Centre House Director
Chris Homes agrees that rec fac
may be an alternative to a problem
in management of university athletic facilities.
"It is probably easier to pursue this avenue than to fight
against a bureaucracy that's really entrenched," he said.
But both Homes and Beynon
said GSS council members were
also concerned that the administration, which will fund part of
the project, would have too much
control ofthe recreation facility.
"People do not trust the administration," said Beynon. "The
stream of thought was that, in the
long run, the administration will
do what it wants."
Other arguments against the
project included the preservation
of Mclnnes field, the large scale of
the facility and the possible use of
funds for other purposes.
"People thought that if $30 a
student was going to be spent, it
should be going to something else,"
said Beynon.
Beynon also said a lack of information may have added to the
GSS's decision to oppose rec fac. "I
will not claim that the AMS is
trying to mislead people," said
Beynon. "But the information that
people wanted might not have
been available."
Homes agrees. "It appears the
only ones who know everything
about it are the ones who sat on the
(recreational facility) committee,"
he said.
But Bird said graduate students may have been less informed because Beynon was absent at many AMS council meetings where the project was discussed.
"I'm appalled that a project of
this scale is not communicated
from graduate student reps out to
their constituency," said Bird.
GSS executive Kurt Preinsperg, who supports the project
and has a "friendly disagreement"
with fellow council members, said
that GSS members "are not fools
but they haven't been sufficiently
a part of the project to catch the
excitement of it."
"They have preconceived objections to it," said Preinsperg,
adding that "people who take few
initiatives always like to shoot
down other people's intitiatives to
make them feel better."
Preinsperg calls the GSS's
move "a case of one student society
stabbing another in the back."
In the week that remains before the referendum, the 34-mem-
ber GSS will campaign with posters that say "Save $30. Vote No."
Dynamic Duo, Chris Homes and Robert Beynon dump on Rec Fac
Extra trolleys proposed
By Stefan Ellis
Students taking the number
ten bus to UBC in the morning
may get a place to sit if the addition of one bus per hour meets with
B.C transit approval.
Lisa Eckman, Alma Mater
Society coordinator of external
affairs, said B.C. Transit is most
likely to approve the change,
which should reduce over-crowding during peak periods.
Busses have not been able to
keep to their scheduled time of
arrival duetoacalculationerrorin
Greenhouse debate heats up
By Carolyn Atwell
"The greenhouse effect is good
for you, but you can have too much
of a good thing," says UBC chemistry professor Norman Basco.
If there were no greenhouse
effect, the earth's average temperature would be minus 20 degrees Celsius—somewhat more
uncomfortable than the present
average of 15 degrees, Basco told
the large audience attending the
Environmental Interest Group
Lecture last week.
Basco explained the greenhouse effect as the absorption and
redirection of the sun's energy by
water and carbon dioxide back
onto earth.
"The earth receives a lot of
energy from the sun, and to re
main in an equilibrium, it must
give off a proportional amount of
energy," he said. "Water and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
absorb energy of certain wavelengths and direct it back to the
earth", he added.
According to Basco, 70 percent more energy hits the earth's
surface because of water and carbon dioxide "reflections".
But humans are upsetting the
balance by increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide and adding synthetic freons, said Basco.
Freons are the manufactured
substances used for aerosol spray
cans and producing certain types
of foams.
Freons are important, said
Basco, because they reflect the
energy with the wavelengths that
are not affected by carbon dioxide
or water, and because they do not
In other words, by filling the
atmosphere with these compounds, we lose the "atmospheric
window" that was left for energy to
escape through, he said.
Basco surprised some of his
audience when he said that in
order to take up the carbon dioxide
produced by one percent of fuel
burning, we need 100,000 square
kilometers of forest.
Last year alone, 250 thousand
square kilometers of South American forests were burned. Not only
does this mean that less forest
exists to convert the carbon dioxide, but it also means that the
burning itself created 10 percent
of the   earth's   carbon   dioxide,
the bus' running time.
"What's happening is that
they're not sticking to the schedule," Eckman said.
"It's because the traffic route
is too heavy and they're not getting
there on time. So what they figure
is that they can increase the running time and distribute it the way
it's supposed to be distributed.
Then there won't be any problem
with overcrowding," said Eckman.
The proposal goes before the
Transit Commission November
3rd. If the Commission approves
Basco said.
If we continue increasing carbon dioxide at this rate, the concentration will double in 175
years, resulting in a temperature
rise of 3 degrees.
A three degree temperature
difference may not seem like a lot,
but it is something to worry about,
said Basco. Different parts of the
world will be affected in different
ways—a five degree rise in this
area and a nine degree rise in the
The greenhouse effect would
result in ten more growing days
per year for most plants, and the
tree line would move about 100 km
further north, Basco said, adding
that Canadian wheat farmers
would also have to move progressively northward.
The environmental solution
to the greenhouse effect is obvious,
according to Basco—stop burning
forests,   plant  more  trees,  ban
the proposal, changes would not
take place until January 2nd.
The transit authority has already taken the needs of students
into consideration by extending
the number ten's extra service to
While Eckman is encouraged
by the changes, her focus remains
the student concession cards. A
closed-door meeting with B.C.
Transit is being re-scheduled, after the last meeting was postponed
by a disagreement over the presence of the media.
freons, and decrease our fuel burning habits.
It is the realistic social, economic and political solutions that
are hard to fathom, said Basco.
Natural energy sources are necessary as are industrial alternatives
to freons and an awareness of deforestation problems.
He said many think that disaster is too strong a word, and that
perhaps this is just part of a natural trend of temperature changes.
But it is impossible to deny that
humans are artificially increasing
the concentration of carbon dioxide and freons in the atmosphere.
Basco said we do not yet have
a runaway greenhouse effect. So
pessimists who say that nothing
can be done to reverse the damage
are out of line according to Basco:
"It is our grandchildren's grandchildren who are going to have to
worry about the problems we are
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Parties weigh finance for education
By Douglas Eastwood with CFS files
With or without free trade, the vitality ofthe Canadian economy depends on our university and college
system providing the next generation of leaders and
innovators. And according to the Canadian
Manufacturer's Association, we may be about to enter
into economic union with a nation whose better universities spend twice as much money on library books,
laboratory facilities and instruction as do their top Canadian counterparts.
Since confederation, the provinces have had exclusive jurisdiction over education. The federal
government has power over most
areas of revenue generation, however, and transfers a large portion
of the post-secondary education
funding directly to the provinces.
In 1977, the federal-provincial cost sharing formula was replaced by block transfers of tax
points and cash payments referred to as the Established Programs Financing (EPF). The combining of both post-secondary and
health care contributions makes it
difficult to tell how much of this
money the provinces use to support universities and colleges.
None of this money is "tied" and
the provinces are under no obligation to use the money provided to
them solely for education.
The provinces are supposed to
make contributions toward education on top ofthe federal transfers
but the 1985 Johnson Report
pointed out that several provinces
(including B.C.) are funding these
institutions entirely with federal
transfers. The federal government
is now considering capping or reducing transfer payments. The
current federal government's Bill
C-96, passed in 1986, alters the
complicated formula by which
transfer payments are calculated—a change the Canadian
Federation of Students estimates
will mean a decrease of $ 1.6 billion
for post-secondary education between 1986-91.
It is against this background
that the three main parties formulated their platforms on post-secondary educatior. funding.
Progressive Conservative
The Progressive Conservatives say post-secondary education is an issue of significant national importance. The Conservatives do not, however, support any
bill which would force the provinces to spend money transferred
to them on the education system.
Instead, the government feels
a non-confrontational approach
could best achieve the goal of increasing the use of federal funds
for their intended- purpose and
encouraging the provinces to contribute more of their funds to their
intended destinations.
The Conservatives had no
reply available when questioned
by the Canadian Federation of
Students earlier this year on the
issue of rising tuition fees.
The Conservative government is proud of its record in the
field of university research. Canada is ranked seventh in terms of
research spending when compared with other Western industrialized countries.
In 1986, the Conservatives
announced the first ever five-year
plan for university research in science and engineering, medicine
and social science and humanities
which includes a $200 million increase in the base budgets of these
In addition to this program,
the Conservatives announced this
year the creation of the Canada
Scholarship program which would
make $80 million available to
undergraduates in science and
The most recent big Conservative spending promise is a $240
million, five-year program to create Centres of Excellence—designed to create areas of speciality
at designated Canadian universities. The impact this program will
have on students remains somewhat uncertain but will probably
include the costs of new capital
construction projects on campuses
chosen to be centres as well as
increasing research grants.
The Conservatives are making no promises to ease the burden
of student debts. Prime Minister
Brian Mulroney, in response to
While visiting UBC last week,
John Turner said a Liberal government would work to change the
Established Programs Financing
system so the provinces would be
held accountable for money transferred to them. The Liberal Caucus Task Force on Post-Secondary
Education recommended that
Federal funds be identified and
strictly tied only to post-secondary
educational funding and also that
provinces be provided with incentive to provide more of their own
matching funds in this area. The
Liberals' propose, through legislation, that federal funds destined
for universities will be spent
there—representing a change
from past Liberal policy.
The Liberals do not see the
raising of tuitions past current
levels as a reasonable solution to
this problem and would discourage it.
The Liberals are strongly in
favour of establishing a national
advisory council on post-secondary education composed of the
federal, provincial and academic
sector. The Liberals introduced a
Private Members Bill to this effect
in the last session of parliament
and feel such a council would be .
useful in the development of national strategy towards education.
In the area of research and
development, John Turner committed his party to raising the
level of public and private research and development. The Liberals feel that our current levels of
research harm our long term economic growth and the competi-
Kim Campbell: PC candidate for
last year's forum on post-secondary education, wrote "although
there has been an increase of
nearly $100 million in loans received by post-secondary students
between 1984-5 and 1986-7, there
is clearly a need to do more, especially in the area of providing additional measures to help increase
accessibility for less-advantaged
Liberal leader John Turner
tiveness of Canadian business.
The Liberals support the
Prime Minister's Advisory Board
on Science and Technology and
would adopt a policy similar to
that of the governments' on this
A program of loans and assistance, according to the Liberals,
will allow access to post-secondary
education to all deserving students. Their National Scholarship
Program would guarantee grants
to high school students with adequate achievement to ensure their
ability to attend university or college. The Liberals would also press
the provinces to provide a higher
percentage of grants in lieu of
the spending of "significant" new
federal monies and a one time
capital grant to make up for past
underfunding of universities. The
NDP has not determined the
amount of funding to be made
They feel that the system of
block funding now in place allows
the provinces to divert funds destined for education without accountability and doesn't encourage funding participation from the
province. The NDP introduced a
bill in 1984 which would have
forced the provinces to spend
transfer payment on post-secondary education but the bill was
defeated by the Conservative and
Liberals. Critics of the NDFs
matching grant policy say it could
Liberal Party
Post-secondary education
funding is number 18 on the Liberals' 40-point platform.
New Democratic Party
The New Democratic Party's
platform on post-secondary education includes greater access to
those of lesser means, the ability
for students to graduate without
huge debts and healthy universities.
The New Democrats do not
believe that the current Established Programs Financing system should by overhauled; they
feel it should be discarded in favour of a return to a 50-50 federal-
provincial cost sharing program.
Part of this program would involve
Gerry Scott: NDP candidate for
lead to inequitable higher education standards between rich and
poor provinces.
With respect to tuition, the
New Democrats strongly believe
that fees should not by raised as
that would tend to discourage low
income students from seeking
higher education. In the long term,
the NDP would like to see an end to
all tuition fees.
Like the Liberals, the NDP
supports the creation of a National
Advisory Council on post-secondary education.' They feel such a
council should be at arm's length
from both government and the
institutions. Its role would be to
provide funding for research into
topics concerning post-secondary
education and prepare annual
reports to make Canadians aware
ofthe state of post-secondary education.
The NDP does not believe
Canada's present level of expenditure on research and development
is adequate. They call for an increase in expenditures and support the Prime Minister's Advisory Board on Science and
Technology's recommendation.
Gerry Scott, NDP candidate
in Vancouver-Quadra, believes
corporate funding can be unhealthy. "These are public institutions and the public interest must
be met first. It should be a healthy
relationship, not one driven by
In the area of student assistance, the NDP say their government would be prepared to study
the possibility of moving to a system based more on grants and less
on loans. They feel the system is
faulted when students graduate
with huge mortgages on their future.
Rob Clift, Pacific Region chair
of the Canadian Federation of
Students, believes that the issue of
post-secondary education funding
is not being addressed by the party
leaders in this election due to the
dominance ofthe free trade issue.
He would like to see the issue
become more prominent as he
feels free trade will have an as yet
undetermined effect on university
education in this country. "The
Conservatives as incumbents owe
us a discussion on education and
its role in the economy they are
designing," says Clift.
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'Birds lose title to Albertans
By Joe Altwasser
The Thunderbirds were
cheated out of their sixth straight
title in the Canada West Women's
Soccer Association tournament
last weekend by the University of
Alberta Pandas.
The Albertans finished with
14 points to the Birds' 13.
The hosting Birds played well
all weekend starting with a 1-1 tie
against the suprisingly strong
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns in their first match. But the
game was a setback to the 'Birds
because they lost the services of
Zabeen Jan Mohammed—one of
the three UBC All Canadians.
On Saturday the 'Birds
played solid games, defeating the
University of Calgary Dinos 4-0
and the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-
0. But again the Birds were
plagued with injuries as a second
All Canadian, Mitch Ring, was
bothered by her achilles tendon.
Coach Brian Thompson said
he was concerned about the team
at first, but was pleased with the
result of the two matches Saturday. The team really pulled together and spirits were good," he
The "Birds' bell tolled on Sunday in their final match against
the Pandas.
The weather was bleak—endless rain with blustering winds,
courtesy of the Strait of Georgia.
The Birds fell behind early, 1-0,
but regained their composure and,
by the end of the half, controlled
the tempo.
The second half was all UBC
as they dominated completely,
pressing the attack and forcing
corner kicks. The "Birds were rewarded with two goals for their
efforts and it looked like they were
on their way to a sixth straight
Canada West title.
But as the rain fell, UBC lost
two more players to injuries.
Mitch Ring had attempted to play
in the final game but finally left
the match with less than ten minutes left. Ring was closely followed
to the emergency room by the last
of the UBC All Canadians, when
Sarah James went down in a collision that resulted in a concussion.
With a minute left to play, the
remainder of the injury-riddled
'Birds were caught by an innocuous play which turned into an
Albertan rush for gold up the field,
tying the game at two-all. One
minute later the game was over,
eliminating UBC from CIAU
championship contention.
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October 25,1988 'Birds batter Bisons
By Doug Bryson
UBCs football hopes were
kept alive as Frank Smith posted
his one hundredth career victory
as a Thunderbird in the 46-25
downing of the Manitoba Bisons
last weekend.
The 'Birds came out fighting
as tailback Jim Stewart carried
across the major two-yard run to
put the "Birds up by six with only
three minutes gone.
Stewart was explosive and
the Bisons ineffective as the "Birds
posted a strong 13-0 first quarter
lead after two Mike Bellefontaine
field goals.
Things changed dramatically
for the "Birds at the end of the
second quarter as the Bisons rang
up seventeen points in less than
three minutes.
The turning point was an interception thrown by quarter back
Jordan Gagner for six points,
which was countered by a 75-yard
pass and run Hail Mary from
Manitoba replacement quarterback Joe Lopes—catching the
UBC backfield napping with 21
seconds left on the clock.
The Bisons entered the
halftime locker room with a 17-16
lead over the stunned "Birds.
Jimmy Stewart came out
blasting to put the "Birds back on
line in the second half with a four-
yard touchdown ramble which
saw him smash head long into the
goal post and still manage to get in
for the major.
Stewart anchored the running attack carrying 20 times for
109 yards and two touchdowns.
Matt Pearce seemed to show a
little more fire than in past games,
putting in one of his better performances ofthe year at full back
after losing his starting job at tailback to Stewart.
Gagner made up for his second quarter faux pas by finding
wide receiver Todd Wickman for a
pretty 49-yard pass and run
touchdown and about four minutes later by hitting big tightend
Tom Vlasic for a second third
quarter aerial touchdown to make
the score 36-17 in favour of the
Mike Bellefontaine struck
again early in the fourth quarter
for his fourth field goal in four
attempts and was also perfect in
four convert attempts.
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The Thunderbirds men's
volleyball team hosts their
third annual Thunderball
tournament this weekend at
War Memorial. The tournament features some of the
world's finest club and University teams, and includes Fu-
Jian, a Chinese provincial
team that has repeatedly finished in the top ten in the Chinese Nationals. Also featured
is the University of California-
Santa Barbara Gauchos, the
1988 NCAA championship
runners-up, and the number
one ranked Canadian team,
the University of Manitoba
Bisons. The tournament starts
at 6:00 p.m. Friday with the
Bisons taking on Fu-Jian.
Field Hockey
The Canada West Championship in women's field
hockey will be decided this
weekend at UBC. This is the
third and final tournament of
the season with the points from
the last two tournaments carried forward. The top team is
guaranteed a berth in the
Canadian Nationals. The
standings are:
1. Victoria    23.0
2. UBC 22.5
3. Calgary     11.0
4. Alberta     5.25
5. Manitoba 1.25
Dinos eat 'Birds
By Laurie McGuiness
The UBC men's varsity
hockey team dropped a pair of
games this weekend in Calgary to
the perennial powerhouse University of Calgary Dino's.by scores of
8-3 and 7-5.
Calgary centre Barry Bracko,
a Mark Messier type player, did
most ofthe damage to UBC, racking up six goals and two assists in
the two games. Bracko did not play
in the tournament the previous
weekend which was won by UBC,
and Coach Terry O'Malley said
that his presence made the difference.
O'Malley said UBC boasts
more team speed than last year,
and combined with experienced
defence and the return of goalie
Carl Repp, the Varsity squad looks
to be in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Last year's team finished out
ofthe playoffs with a record of 10-
Hockey at UBC is one of the
best kept secrets on campus. The
games are fast and hard hitting,
and the calibre of play warrants
better crowds. When asked what
the team had to do to fill the seats,
O'Malley had a one word answer.
"Win," he said.
Win or lose, the games are free
for students, and the glassed-in
bar offers a view of the game for
the less vocal fan.
UBC's next game is the home
opener against the University of
Regina. Regina has a new coach
and a hard skating team, and
O'Malley predicts the game will be
a physical one. Game time is Friday at 7:30, with the two teams
going at it again Saturday at 7:30.
Victorious Kiwis fly
Though the UBC men's varsity rugby team lost to the touring
Waikato under 23's from New
Zealand 16-3, the final score was
not indicative of the quality of
Coach   Harry   Legh   was
pleased with the team's performance, especially against a squad of
the Waikato's calibre.
"New Zealand plays the best
rugby in the world, and the team
we played is one of their top five
provincial rep teams," said Legh.
The Waikato under 23's next
opponentisthe US National under
25 team.
In other action the UBC
Braves beat Bay side 28-7.
The next home game for the
varsity is Wednesday, Oct. 26th
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Vikes 37-7 in the spring, the last
encounter between the two
squads, and Legh anticipates a
lively game. Game time is 3:00
p.m. at Wolfson Field.
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In the ranks of superstar violinists, Itzhak Perlman
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technique. In addition, his
humor, humility and obvious joy
at making music, have pushed
him into the ranks of the best
violinists who have ever lived.
On Thursday, the Israeli-
born artist backed up his reputation, performing to a sold-out
audience in the Orpheum
Theatre. Appearing with the
master was Janet Guggenheim,
a young American pianist who
has performed in Vancouver on
previous occassions.
Perhaps even more stunning
than Perlman's playing was the
interplay between the two performers. Perlman and Guggenheim, who have obviously performed together for some time,
seemed to have a sixth sense for
each others' playing. The pair
quickened and slowed tempos,
increased and decreased volumes, and volleyed musical
phrases as if their minds were
This interaction was particularly notable in the second piece
ofthe evening, Beethoven's
Sonata in G major. The work,
whose magical opening movement evokes elves dancing in
fields, gave Perlman and Guggenheim the opportunity to pass
the opening theme of the piece
back and forth. In the second
movement, the adagio espres-
sivo, the same interplay was
maintained despite the
movement's slower, almost
mournful, pace.
In the final movement, when
the tempo quickens, Perlman
and Guggenheim smash the
themes at each other like
finalists at Wimbledon.
This amazing interaction
continued after the intermission
during Stravinsky's Divertimento, a rare recital piece by
the Russian master. The work's
four movements offered themes
ranging from the chaotic, moody
and tense opening passages to
the almost humorous and lively
finale. Again, the two performers
worked off one another very
The audience's most enthusiastic reaction to the recital came
at the end when Perlman
performed some lighter works,
including several arrangements
of Gershwin. The pieces, designed to show off the speed of
Perlman's fingers, have become
something of a trademark for the
violinist and would fall into the
category of Tops". While they
have popularized classical music
and opened Perlman's repertoire
to a wider audience—including
children who watch Sesame
Street—the works tend to
trivialize the main body of classical music.
The standing ovation that
Perlman by now must expect at
all his performances, didn't come
until after he'd performed these
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by Robert Groberman
The ghosts of Hamlet,
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Claudius, Polonius and the
whole gang from El si nore are
haunting a theatre on Main
Street, and Tamahnous
Theatre's hard work in putting
this show together has certainly
paid off.
The Haunted House Hamlet
Tamahnous Theatre
At Heritage Hall until Nov. 17
The Haunted House Hamlet
is a rare piece of theatre—one
which is interesting, exciting,
and is able to involve its audience without threatening them.
This is environmental theatre at
its best.
The set-up is that we are in
a haunted theatre house, and at
the top of the play, we observe
the house being broken into by
punk east-end kid Jimmy
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ghost of Prince Hamlet who,
mistaking him for Horatio, takes
the young Vancouverite into his
confidence. In this way, adaptor
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when Hamlet exits, the audience
is invited to follow him out of the
room and into his next scene, or
to remain in the room and watch
Horatio, who plays his own scene
at the same time. At times
during the evening there are
three scenes happening simultaneously in the house.
To keep running what are in
fact three two-and-a-half hour
plays going at the same time requires much addition of material
to Shakespeare's original. Adaptor Weiss provides this material
in the form of greater fleshing
out of characters and additional
subplots. In this version Gertrude has very real, verbalized
anxiety about her complicity in
King Hamlet's murder. We are
shown Hamlet deep kissing his
mother in the hallway, putting to
rest any arguments about his
Oedipal complex, and we are
introduced to a brand new subplot—the Horatio and Ophelia
love story.
Especially interesting are
Jimmy/Horatio's appeals to
Hamlet to kill the king. Hamlet's
response of "What am I to say? I
murdered on the word of a
ghost?" connects us with this
play in a new way. How often
have we wanted to tell Hamlet
just that?
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in placement of scenes and characters. As I climbed the main
staircase for my first visit to the
Royal Bedchamber, I came upon
the King,Queen, and Polonius
lurking on the stairs, eavesdropping on a conversation between
Hamlet and Ophelia below. They
seemed very interested, and so I
joined them in watching that
scene. The illusion of being an
invisible observer to a real event
clicked into sharp focus.
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gives us a playful Hamlet who,
after asking an audience member
to read aloud a sonnet, interrupts him, asking that he read it
Scott Bellis as Jimmy/
Horatio is especially endearing
as he courts Ophelia. He sings a
song which includes the lyric
"Ophelia, can't you see I wanna
feel ya next to me?"   His attempts to woo her, which include
sending her a sonnet and
confiding to her that he is a
"rockin' dancer" are touching,
and audience members following
this story through the building
find themselves hoping against
hope that the story could turn
out differently than they remember it.
With so many additions to
the original, it is still possible to
find Shakespeare in this play,
and the story of Hamlet is in no
way diminished in Weiss'
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are easily found, and ifyou can
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Messenjah played two long
and enjoyable sets of their sweet
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This charisma was epitomized by the group's bassist, who
wore a Cheshire Cat grin
throughout the performance, and
the singer-guitarist who controlled centre stage despite the
occasional antics of other
members of the band.
"Down in Jamaica (land of
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The first set ended with
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the members of the band at the
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Nursing market opens
By Marilyn Letts
There are not enough nurses
to go around, according to health
care specialist Eva Ryten.
Ryten estimates the minimum number of graduates needed
across Canada is eight to ten times
the number now graduating if
they are to keep up with the demand. But even if the schools were
able to expand that much, there
would be difficulty attracting students to fill the spaces, she said.
As director of research and
information services for the association of Canadian medical colleges, Ryten has insight into the
entire health care system. And as
this year's Marion Woodward lecturer, Ryten wants to educate
people about the coming age in
health care professionals.  "The
critical area in the next few years
is going to be nursing," she told a
group of students at an IRC lecture Thursday.
Health care is the field ofthe
future with the large proportion of
people moving into the geriatric
age group. Since 97 percent of
nursing students are female,
nursing must attract the women
who are going into professions
perceived as having a higher
status in health care.
Another factor which affects
the way people look at nursing is
the small percentage of nurses
that work full time—only 57 percent. The public may not see nursing as a real profession, or one that
offers a high degree of job satisfaction, Ryten said.
Nursing aggravates its own
problem, according to Ryten, by
requiring all registered nurses to
earn their degree. By the year
2000 all nurses are supposed to
have a degree, but because of the
increased demand, Ryten said itis
an unreachable goal.
Concluding, Ryten said nursing needs to heighten its status
and image to attract more men
and women.
Disputes should be aired carefully to prevent portraying the
profession as dissatisfied, she
But what may be bad news for
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By Becci Collthard
A "killing centre" has
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the city, according to Betty Green,
president of the Vancouver Right
to Life Society.
Green says she fears
Vancouver's first free standing
abortion clinic will perform abortions with such speed that women
will be robbed of any opportunity
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woman entering the clinic.
Joy Thompson of the B.C.
Coalition of Abortion Clinics calls
Green's sidewalk counselling harassment. Protesting and lobbying
would be most effective outside of
Parliament, not on the door step of
a non-profit medical facility, she
"These women (entering the
clinic) are in a vulnerable position
and are facing an emotionally difficult situation," Thompson said.
"They must be allowed respect and
dignity for a decision they are
entitled to make as moral, autono-
mous human beings."
No amount of opposition will
force B.C.C.A.C. to deviate from
its mandate to provide superior
health care in a supportive environment, said UBC professor and
Coalition member Hilda Thomas.
The government's refusal to
provide funding beyond the
physician's fee
is discriminatory, according
to Thomas,
since abortions
performed in
hospitals also
exceed the
physician's fee
-but are completely covered
under medicare.
Health Centre
Society, which
operates the
clinic, wants to
be designated a
diagnostic and
centre under the Hospital's Insurance Act to obtain better funding.
And contrary to the claims of
Health Minister Peter Dueck, the
clinic has no desire to become a
privatized medical facility—the
Coalition is strictly opposed to
extra billing.
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Let not the
Foole speak
An American sitcom called Get Smart used to
have something called the "cone of silence" gag. A
huge glass bubble would descend on top of the twit
agent and his boss, rendering all communication
impossible, because neither could hear the other.
Canadian politics looks more and more like an
episode of Get Smart. Not only have we adopted an
American format, but our leaders have fallen under
the cone of silence.
The leaders have cocooned themselves into the
silky threads of untouchability and see no reason to
talk to the media in a real exchange, as it may hurt
their gleaming image or deep six an already sickly
The lower the politician's profile, it would seem,
the better the polled performance.
Shhhhh...the electorate might hear you.
Be quiet, and everything will be alright.
Don't pick at that scab; it could get infected.
Mr. Vander Zalm was rubberstamped last weekend as leader ofthe Social Credit party without even
the slightest shiver of hesitation. After two months of
silence, we seem to have forgotten six months of pure
controversy and upheaval.
As long as the politicians don't talk, they can't do
any harm—or so it would seem. How else would one
explain the fact that George Bush and his Alfred E.
Neuman running mate will probably win the election. They are both void of charisma or substance.
But then again, that's the States.
But the blame is not only on the de-dandruffed
blue shoulders ofthe politicians, the burden of guilt
can also be carried by the press.
The Canadian media has adopted the laissez-
faire stance ofthe Americans just a little ahead ofthe
game—free trade is not yet a reality. The American
media allows the stars to take their pedestals and
mesmerize the public into a state of intellectual
immobility—political couch pototoes.
But in Canada, aren't we supposed to scratch
away at the surface layer and find out what's underneath? Since when did we, the paranoid nation that
we are, take things at face value?
Has Mr. Mulroney lulled us into an insipid era of
Canadian politics with his 12 r.p.m voice and heavy
It is time to lift the cone of silence and find out
what these politicians can do besides visit old folk's
homes and dry river beds.
the Ubyssey
October 25,1988
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throughout the academic year bytheAlmaMaterSociety
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
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Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
228-2301; advertising, 228-3977.
It was a voodoo kind of thing. Deanne Fisher was hexed with reader's
block. Mandel Ngan couldn't be shut up from screaming "Cut off
them damn lumps on yer head!" Katherine Monk twitched...she was
growing lumps on her head—it waB only a ma tter of days before they
would be discovered. Olivia Zanger was torturing Ted Aussem,
whose neck was plucked bare before a theme was found. Chung
Wong was making little wax figurines of Chris Wiesenger and
sticking Xactos into them. Robert Groberman scurried away while
everyone was distracted. So did Alex Johnson. Everyone pretended
to think it was coincidental. Only Steve Chan dared voice the filthy
suspicions on everyone's mind. Becci Collthard was having Nam
flashbacks. Joe Altwasscr was having LSD flashbacks. Doug
Eastwood was having custard flashbacks. Remember the Alamo.
Keith Leung's father called, leaving the message "Get a haircut and
get a job, ya bum. Yir no son o' mine." Everyone thought Roger
"Dutch" Kanno had a very macho name. It was agreed. Damn the
torpedos. Heather Jenkins emerged dishelved from the darkroom.
Gordon Clark and Martin Chester were grossed out. Totally.
Eeeewww. Sic. Puke. Doug Bryson took it like a man. And swallowed. Laurie McGaincss had a gender neutral name. Cuz we're in
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What is the difference
between a homosexual and
your average heterosexual
guy? They are both allowed
to get an education at UBC,
they are both allowed to join
any club or organization on
campus, and they are both
allowed to participate in any
form of organized sport on
campus. Thus the only real
difference between them is
that they differ in their sexual practices. On this basis
the homosexual wishes to
have his own set of Olympic
games. Now suppose that a
third group that differs in
their sexual practices from
both hetero and homosexuals wants to have their own
games. Where will all this
lead to? The shoe-lovers
bowling tournament? Or the
beastophiliacs equestrian
events? It is time for homosexuals to realize that they
can only gain exceptance by
directly interacting with the
predominantly heterosexual society, and that by
sponsoring events catered
mostly towards their own
needs they are showing
Sep Farahbakhshian
Biochem 4
Stopped him
cold ('n frosty)
I am not certain if I
should congratulate Molson
Canadian's marketing department of tell them to lay
off the merchandise for a
While sifting through
the Oct. 14 issue of the
Ubyssey I happened upon
the Molson Canadian math
problem. This particular
quiz recommended a one
minute time limit to figure
out a simple mathematical
problem, or consider becoming an English major. Well,
Lord knows I had no intention of transferring faculties, so I set out to prove my
education was providing
socially useful benefits.
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, or racist will not be published. Please be concise. Letters may be
edited for brevity and style. Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and
Here's where my praise
comes. I spent at least three
(and not just one) minute
looking at the ad. In addition, I forced several friends
to attempt this problem. I
know they're getting a
marketer's "chubby" because someone actually
spent more time looking at
the ad than you expected.
Well relax, domestic beer is
not my poison.
Instead, I formulated
an alternative hypothesis
(pretty impressive words,
Huh?). The marketing department had been sucking
back a few too many cold
ones and it was a taste that
stopped their brains cold.
Their simple mathematical
problem works out to 93 and
not 77 as they have listed.
They'll get no song, no dance
and no save the Artsies
reputation plea from me.
Instead a simple suggestion: do a little more homework and a little less beverage consumption.
Brian J. Heathcote
Commerce 4
Gay zealots
too visible
Before Dr Strangway
makes his decision about
Gay Games III on the basis
of The Ubyssey's October 18
editorial, I urge him to consider the following.
Whether there are
moral principles involved
here or not-and I believe
there are-we shouldn't assume on account of a conditioned reflex that it is necessarily "wrong" to discriminate against homosexuals
in this situation. I doubt
that a majority of students,
or Canadians at large, think
it "wrong" to do so.
Most would agree that
homosexuals must be free to
enjoy themselves just as
other Canadians are; Mr
Trudeau's "bedrooms" line
still applies. However these
Gay Olympics are designed
not just for them to enjoy,
but mostly to show off:
Homosexuals seek publicity. Thus they mobilize for
parades and organize glori
ous displays of their bent.
What Dr Strangway
and society in general might
keep in mind is that our
generous tolerance must
have limits - that if we find
homosexuality reprehensible in itself, we may yet
accept itin our midst, but we
need not encourage its exhibitionism or abet its missionary zeal.
Christian Champion
Grads say No!
Last Thursday at the
Graduate Student Society's
October Council Meeting,
the representatives voted to
oppose the Rec-Fac referendum. It was a surprise.
Rec-Fac had not been
added to the agenda, and
the issue was brought up in
the Other Business section
ofthe meeting at the request
of a number of councilors.
And although the discussion
started slowly, it heated up
and the council voted
strongly in favor of opposing
the project.
People spoke from
numerous viewpoints, but
generally shared the view
that the project was not in
their interests and that the
future of funds collected, or
the future nature of any new
facility, could not be guaranteed. Let me explain.
Some councilors argued
that the facility must eventually be largely dominated
by the university administration, just as the other
athletic facilities previously
built by students are. They
say that a stable, centralized bureaucracy will over
time exert control over a
student society whose membership constantly changes,
despite any agreement in
the present.
Other councilors said
Rec-Fac is an expensive
mega-project presented to
students by overly ambitious student politicians.
Still others argued that
if a referendum passed, the
student body will no longer
have control over the funds
which would accrue, or over
any future project that
would actually be built. The
only choice open to students
is to provide the money to
the student society or not to
provide the money. After
that the matter remains in
the hands of student council
and its executive, and they
could radically alter the
project and even potentially
cancel it.
Some councilors said
the problem was not the
facilities now available, but
the nature of their utilization. Sufficient facilities
exist but students have
little access to many of
them. These representatives suggested that the
university should reexamine its allocation of space,
especially as a report issued
last year said that the athletics department is poorly
Many councilors resented the fact that they
would be charged $30 per
year for a new facility that
they did not expect to use
much even if they remained
at UBC.
Representatives said
that if average students lost
the right to time in facilities
they presently use in exchange for no Athletics use
of the new facility, there
might actually be a net loss
of time for student recreation. In other words, if students get a new facility but
are increasingly pushed out
of War Memorial Gym and
other facilities, theremaybe
no gain.
Some councilors said
that the proposed all-
weather field would be less
accessible than the current
field beside SUB and that
that field remains one ofthe
few places on campus that
students can play baseball.
In total, the Graduate
Student Society council
lacked confidence in the
student society being able to
accomplish such an
enormous project successfully and quec.ti.n the
project's validity.
Robert Beynon
Grad. Student Society
October 25,1988 ■™'¥*j^*t*»r*!**
Check your oil,
then your figures
I think that any student who
read and believed the fallacies in
the letter written by a certain Mr.
Katz should have "their oil
checked." If you would bother to
get your facts straight, you would
discover that the students paid a
very small percentage of the
Aquatic Center. A part was funded
by the community, hence the odd
hours for student use. Besides, if
you have any problems with free
swim hours why are you knocking
the Rec Center? Go to the management committee of the Aquatic
Center which consists of 50% students and ask them to change the
hours, or is this too tough for you?
As for your concern about your
having to pay to use it, I encourage
you to look into the amount you are
actually contributing and consider
whether your student card is really worth all the whining.
To question your question of
figures, I would like to know why
you think you can derive your figures so quickly and simply. To
bring to light two very obvious
facts, the university has 26,000
full time students (part time students will only be asked for a small
percentage proportional to the
number of units they are currently
enrolled in and intercession students will not pay at all) and I
cannot think of any interest free
loan in existence on the face of this
earth. Perhaps you can find us
such a loan or maybe you want to
build it after we have collected all
the fees in 1999. The committee
was of the mind that taking out a
loan would permit those of us
paying for the facility to also be
able to use it. As you can see Mr.
Katz, there are many factors to be
taken into consideration. If you
wish to contribute your great library of knowledge, please feel
free to drop by the meetings.
I would also like to direct a few
words towards your fellow student, Mr. Wishow. The value of
your "central greenspace" has not
been underestimated for if you
would look closely, you would notice that the filed will not be sur
rounded by a fence or bleachers.
Fear not Mr. Wishow, you will not
be barred from your beloved field;
you will be free to wander in and
out as you please. To address your
final point Ed, allow me to inform
you that the present AMS officers
have little to do with the ongoings
of the committee. As a matter of
fact, the chairperson is a regular
student just like yourself who has
a little more insight into student
needs then you have demonstrated. As for your desire for
"continual notification" of the
committee in the Ubyssey, it
should appear rather plainly to
you, seeing as you do read the paper, that the committee has no
control over the Ubyssey. If you
believe that this campus news has
not been covered properly by the
Ubyssey, say so. Or could it be a
possibility that you were too far
removed to hear of anything and if
so, shouldyou be the judge of what
the rest ofthe student body needs?
Catherine Rankel
Science 3
Seeman wants
to leave legacy
In 1964 UBC students voted
for the Student Union Building;
imagine if they hadn't. Let's show
our appreciation by leaving our
own legacy—A Student Recreational Center.
Bob Seeman
Board of Governors
Student Representative
Engineers up to
usual antics
I was distressed to see the Engineers' latest show on my way
into Sedgewick library Thursday.
Public drinking, littering, destruction and abuses of UBC grounds
are the charges of the day. Fine,
these can all be easily corrected
with money. However, the impending spinal injury to an unfortunate fountain-goer cannot.
Have we no sanctions for such
criminals? Think about it guys.
Nicole Liddell
Arts 4
New Rec Center
favoured over
old facilities
It seems to me that everyone
writing in the Ubyssey to complain about the proposed new
Recreation Centre hasn't been up
to the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre recently. Although it has
its merits, the TWSC many faults
• ever increasing fees for use
of its facilities
• limited space for the use of
the many AMS clubs that are
forced to use the facilities
• it's the only thing close to
the infamous B lot, and therefore
not very accessible on a rainy
night ifyou live in Gage or Vanier
• often even the Varsity teams
have a hard time getting the time
and space they need for practice
• some facilities are not the
'standard for competition', e.g. the
squash courts are North American
style, not the proper International
Now if you should study the
new Rec Fac, you can easily see
that it is a vast improvement in
ways such as:
• it is centrally located and
accessible to far more students
• its facilities will be clean
and new
• it will have a lot of club
space, supplemented by what is
already available in SUB—right
beside it
• the increase in the activity
fee is less than what you would
likely pay over a year ifyou were
using the TWSC
• you will be able to see exactly what you are getting from
your activity fee (unless you are
blind, or don't go near SUB), unlike the present fee whose benefits
are often well disguised
• the AMS clubs were surveyed as to the facilities they required.
In short, you'll see me on referendum day in full support ofthe
new Rec Fac.
Michael Glenister
Science 4
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Greens challenge system
By Keith Leung
The West German social
movement that culminated in the
formation of the Green Party has
posed a serious challenge for
change to the political system,
according to visiting professor
Kurt Sontheimer.
In his lecture on "New Social
Movements and Ideas in West
German Politics," the political scientist covered the evolution of
what has been dubbed the 'new
social movement', its opposition
and challenge to the established
political system and finally its
incorporation into that system as
the Green Party.
The Greens began with the
student movement of the sixties,
developing its base through the
ecology, alternative and peace
movements in West Germany
during the seventies, said
Comprised mainly of loosely-
connected, issue-oriented groups,
the political direction ofthe movement has been towards a restructuring of the society according to
principles of "radical," direct democracy and ecology.
Sontheimer said the organi
zation has been grassroots in nature, spontaneous, flexible and
anti-hierarchical, rejecting the
established political system in
favour of extra-parliamentary
By and large, said Sontheimer, the established West German parties—the conservative
Christian Democrats, the Liberals, and the Social Democrats—
were unable to respond to the issues raised by the new social
movement, and by 1978 the two
political cultures were in diametrical opposition.
Sontheimer said that although the movement favoured
confrontation with the authorities
rather than conciliation, which
was politically sterile, they had
considerable indirect influence on
the general population, creating
whole new political issues.
In 1980 the Green party was
formed, turning the movement
away from extra-parliamentary
activity and into the boundaries of
the political system. They channelled the protest movement into
In 1983, the Greens became
the fourth party in the Bundestag,
the West German parliament,
occupying 28 seats and gaining 5.6
percent ofthe vote.
Sontheimer said that while
the Greens have been, as a whole,
integrated into conventional politics, they have lost much public
sympathy to a bitter internal conflict between the so-called "fundamentalists," who want to keep the
party close to its grassroots ties
and the "Realos," or realists, who
want to get on with the business of
politics and make the compromises necessary for getting power.
The government has opened
itself up to reforms, changing policies concerning nuclear energy
and the environment, instituting
greater mediation between citizens and parliament at most levels
of organization and allowing open
access to protest groups to air their
Sontheimer concluded that
the incorporation of the social
movements into conventional politics was a tribute to the strength of
the political system in dealing
with serious challenges. The political establishment, diversified,
had itself grown stronger through
the discord.
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