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Vol 72, No 23
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Do student evaluations end
up in departmental garbages or
are they plastered onto the dean's
office wall?
Students generally feel skeptical about the impact their opinions have in the shaping of the
courses they take. Their assumption appears to be correct.
Yet some departments insist
they take the evaluations seriously.
"We take student evaluations
very seriously in this department.
Faculty evaluators go in the
classes to get student feedback as
part ofthe evaluation for appointments," said Patricia Marchak,
head ofthe anthropology sociology
When asked what concrete
changes result from students' discontent, she replied, "Professors
are not interchangeable; the other
alternative when students are
dissatisfied is to cancel the
The chemistry department
also said their professor evaluations are closely examined.
"We've had very few complaints over the years from students in our department. Student
evaluations do matter, but factors
such as commitment to the profession, peer evaluation, research are
also important," said head of
chemistry L.S. Weiler.
But some faculty members
disagreed. "It's well known
amongst faculty members of most
universities that student evaluations don't have any input as far
as promotions and tenures are
"The amount of publications
you put out is what matters. Improving teaching skills is a waste
because it takes away from time
spent on research," said one UBC
professor, who wished to remain
The reluctance of faculty
members to identify themselves in
their complaints is understandable. Many professors who feel the
pressure to "publish or perish" are
untenured instructors whose careers are not yet secure.
Criticism has often been directed at the departments' administration for their inability to
remedy teaching inadequacies.
But the root of the problem
does not lie there.
What is clear is that university administration, rather than
emphasizing teaching, places
importance on the professors ability to do research and publish the
"Department heads are in a
difficult position when it comes to
student evaluations. They really
do not have the authority to demand better teaching when the
university administration clearly
stresses priorities in other areas,"
another faculty member commented.
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UBC president David Strangway's Mission Statement emphasizes enhancing UBC's image as a
leading research university, competitive with other Canadian and
foreign universities.
"The University of British
Columbia should aim to consolidate its role as a fully fledged,
research intensive university of
international stature," said
Strangway in the Mission Statement.
The demand to produce hard
copy has frustrated professors.
"The pressure to be published is so
great that I have no time to do field
research myself. I am confined to
compiling and analysing data
gathered by my research assistant. Being an armchair professor
frustrates me as an academic."
Said Kurt Preinsperg, Board
of Governors student representative: "I've perused President
Strangway's strategic plan for
UBC. It's full of pious hopes for
excellence in teaching and conspicuously devoid of real commitments to do anything about it.
"The emphasis is on research.
While research is certainly important in some fields, it must not
become a sacred cow fattened at
the expense of good teaching and
affordable tuition," he said.
Not only students, but professors are also disgruntled with the
standard of teaching at UBC.
"I have taught at three other
universities, and I find the level of
teaching at UBC appalling. Students are granted degrees by attending lectures, taking notes,
without challenging concepts and
forming own ideas," said a professor in his second year at UBC.
Teaching assistants are also
aware of faculty incompetency.
"I have been the teaching
assistant of a senior professor who
mumbles monotonously while
scribbling on the overhead, rarely
looking at students or allowing
questions. He prides himself on
never looking at the comments on
student questionnaires and considers himself a good teacher."
The September 1989 issue of
the Faculty Association of the
University of British Columbia
Newsletter detailed a case where
"an individual with such obvious
ability in, and commitment to,
teaching" had been denied tenure
because of needing "stronger evidence of scholarly activity."
K.D. Srivastava, vice-president of student and academic services, has previously expressed
that gifted teachers who are weak
in research may teach as senior
lecturers but will not be granted
professor status.
"Emphasis on research has
resulted in professors who do not
speak English adequately, never
mind the ability to teach," one science student protested.
"Students' education appears
to be of less value than individual
success and the university's reputation as aresearch facility," wrote
a student senator in a letter to the
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Board of Governors.
"It seems that the jet-setting
researcher who consistently
misses classes is a model to aspire
to," she wrote.
Attempts to remedy teaching
deficiencies have largely been ignored. Administration action is
limited to foke gestures like reinstating the Masters of Teaching
Excellence Award.
Kurt Preinsperg submitted a
detailed proposal to vice- president of academic and provost
Daniel Birch, but no actions have
been taken.
Other universities have put
pressure on faculty by using student evaluations to create a manual which students can use to
guide their choices of professors
and courses.
AMS president Mike Lee advocates student access to course
and professor evaluations.
"This committee would serve
two purposes. First, it would provide information for new students.
The second, and perhaps more
important, role would be to play an
advocacy role. The AMS should
monitor professors lacking in
teaching ability and put pressure
on the administration in improving the quality of teaching," said
The compiled evaluations
should be available to students
next September and placed in a
central location on campus. The
long-term goal of the AMS is to
send out an evaluation booklet
along with the registration package.
"Tapping directly into student evaluations entails some difficulties with the departments. If
we cannot get access to the departmental evaluations, then the AMS
would have to get students to volunteer in each of the classes. Initially, the larger first and second
year classes would be covered,"
said Lee.
Preinsperg was hesitant
about the accuracy of such an
evaluation booklet.
"The Science Undergrad Society has published student evaluations with some success. The
main problem with independent
research is that only a small
amount of response is turned in.
"This method might be doing
an injustice to professors determined to challenge and stimulate
enthusiastic students. Evaluations must be interpreted by
experts in order to be credible.
Furthermore, AMS student evaluations have no power to punish
and to provide rewards. Changes
must be done at the administrative level."
Laura J. May, a fifth year
student and an advocate of publishing student evaluation expressed hope.
"This is a good step towards
recognizing students opinion.
Though it may not put a great deal
of pressure on the faculty, it is
providing useful information for
incoming students."
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THE UBYSSEY/3 UBC Administration Answers
Questions on Hanipton Place
Hampton Place is located at the comer of
16th Avenue and Wesbrook Mall on the
campus of The University of British
Columbia. The 28 acre site is owned by the
University and is not part of the University
Endowment Lands nor the adjacent Pacific
Spirit Park.
This Company ("REC"), incorporated in
1988, is aprivate company wholly owned by
UBC with the mandate of developing
University real estate assets throughout the
province in a profitable manner. REC
operates at arm' s length from the University
and is controlled by a separate Board of
Directors. The Company is charged with
turning this real estate into long term
benefits for UBC.
The 28 acre site is subdivided into ten multi-
family lots. Three of these sites are for
townhouses, three for low-rise apartments
and four for high-rise apartments. Three of
the high-rise apartments will be built and
operated by REC as rental buildings while
the rest of the sites will be sold by way of 99
year ground lease to other development
companies. It is expected that these seven
sites will be condominium tenure.
UBC Real Estate Corporation will offer
most of the sites to the market on a tender
basis. Thesesites will be leased,notsold, for
99 years and we have written Design
Guidelines and Zoning to ensure high
quality development. The proceeds from
these pre-paid 99 year leases will contribute
to the cost of building high rises operated by
UBC Real Estate Corporation.
UBC/REC has commissioned experts to
develop a theme based upon historic English
gardens. The REC will design and build all
the landscape at the entrance gates, along
both sides and on the median of the main
road, and within the two major islands along
the way. This landscape will be decorative
and somewhat formal but created by means
of informal plant materials punctuated with
traditional garden sculpture forms. Design
Guidelines will be issued to the landscape
architects responsible for individual lot
landscape design so as to ensure a
coordinated overall finished effect.
The overall plan for the 28 acre parcel limits
floor area ratios to an average of only 1.01
FSR. This means for every square foot of
land within the lot lines, one square foot of
habitable space can be built. This is
considered to be arelatively low density. By
comparison, Dunbar is 0.45 and False Creek
South is 1.30, West VancouverR012Zoning
is 1.75 and False Creek East is 3.50.
Hampton Place is designed to cater to those
who enjoy the advantages of townhouse life
styles. In addition, the high-rise apartment
sites offer the advantages of full utilization
of the three small lots to be retained by the
REC. The densities of these areas are higher
to effect the low overall average.
All transactions will be "at market" so each
developer will determine his own target
market and build accordingly. REC will rent
at prevailing market rates. Initial market
reaction to the project indicated that most
prospective buyers live in Point Grey and
adjacent neighbourhoods in Vancouver.
Many are "empty nesters" with equity in
single family homes while others are
younger working couples.
Sites are being made available on 99 year
pre-paid leases with UBC being the Lessor.
A publicly advertised competitive tendering
process will be followed. A $50,000 deposit
must accompany the Offer to Lease and the
successful tenderer will be required to
increase the deposit to 10% of the Offer u pon
acceptance of the Offer by REC. The
Balance is due and payable 100 days after
acceptance of the Offer in order to give
plenty of time to submit and receive a
development permit. Offers will be judged
by REC primarily on the basis of price.
Development Permits, Building Permits and
Occupancy Permits are under the
jurisdiction of REC. Zoning, Design
Guidelines and the Approval Process have
been written by REC. The University, as the
owner of the land, derives its authority from
the University Act and is not subject to The
Municipal Act nor The Vancouver Charter.
Property taxes are payable to and collected
by the Province as the land is technically in
a rural area. In addition, UBC will receive
payment for providing local services. All
property is assessed by the Provincial
Assessment Authority. These taxes include
payment to the Vancouver School Board,
the G.V.R.D., Vancouver Hospital,
Municipal Finance Authority, Provincial
Assessment and the Provincial Levy. We
estimate these taxes alone will exceed $2
million per year. Fora given assessed value,
the combination of the tax bill payable to the
province and the levy payable to UBC will
be the same as paying taxes in the City of
Water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer are
provided to the property line by UBC. Road
maintenance is provided by the Ministry of
Transportation and Highways as well as
landscaping maintenance in the public road
rightofway. BC Gas, BCTel.Rogers Cable
and BC Hydro provide their respective
services to the property line as per any
normal development.
Basically, the developer will apply for a
development permit, building permit and
occupancy permit as per a normal municipal
situation. Following the Design Guidelines
and Zoning issued by REC and the current
BC Building Code, REC has authority to
issue development permits while Lock,
McKinnon, Domingo Gibson Ltd. has
authority to issue building permits. A
Development Permit Approval committee
comprising the project planner, President of
REC, Director of Campus Planning for
UBC, project landscape architect and two
other architects will issue development
The philosophy behind the approval process
assumes professional developers and design
teams working closely with REC and its
professionals. Fast approvals are available
for those who submit complete applications
that meet the Design Guidelines and the
applicable Building Code requirements.
The UBC Real Estate Corportaiton will
contribute its net profits to UBC each year.
This will provide a steady and growing
source of funds that the University can use
for capital and endowment purposes. At
present, we estimate that UBC will receive
about $3 million per year once the high rises
are built. It will take about four years to
finish construction and fill the buildings.
No. UBC Real Estate Corporation will have
to borrow and place a mortgage on the three
high rises to build them. This mortgage is
needed even though the three sites for the
high rises will be included at no cost to the
high rises. If the market value of the three
sites were included, it would not be
economically possible to build the high
The 1987-88 work performed for U.B.C.
under the direction of Graham Argyle,
Campus Planner, included reports from the
following consultants:
Ernest Collins Architect
UMA Engineering Ltd.
Underhill and Underhill, Legal Surveyors
Pavelek   &   Associates,   Landscape
Patricia French Ltd.
LEC Quantity Surveying Inc.
Cornerstone Planning Ltd., Social Planners
Burnett Resource Surveys Ltd. - Aerial
Wessex Consultants Ltd., Appraisers
Peter Sanders, UBC Research Forest
The 1988 to present team included the
following consultants at various stages:
abitat consultants ltd., Planners
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, Architects
Michael Geller & Associates,
Market Analysis
Strategic Development Services,
Market Analysis
Bush Bohlman & Partners,
Structural Engineers
Golger Associates, Geotechnical Engineers
Hunter Laird Engineering Ltd.
Underhill and Underhill, Legal Surveyors
Lock MacKinnon, Gibson, Fire Safety and
Building Code Consultants
Ron Rule, Landscape Architect
E & J MacLeod, Landscape Design
Richards, Buell, Sutton, Legal Counsel
Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants
N.D. Lea Consultants Ltd.,
Traffic Engineers
Peat, Marwick, Thorne, Tax Consultants
The Condominium Act says that the
landlord (UBC) must either extend the
leases at an agreed rate or buy out the
improvements at full market value as if the
lease had been extended.
An Arbitration process is included if there is
no agreement on the rate of extension or the
We have started site servicing and will be
ready to tender serviced land by early 1990.
No. Many other universities around the
world have used their real estate assets for
profitable activities. Members of the
Association of University Real Estate
Officials are involved in land development,
oil and gas exploration, airports, hotels,
shopping centres, warehousing,
condominiums, land leases, farming,
parking lots and other real estate projects.
This association has more than lOOmembers
across North America. Canadian public
universities such as Guelph and York have
very active programs designed to raise funds
from their real estate holdings.
Hampton Place is the financial engine that
will provide the necessary cash for the
University to build student housing. The
profits from selling ground leases will be
used to build needed market rental
apartments which in turn will provide
ongoing income to the University. The
Mission Statement and recent
announcements confirm the University's
commitment to build more student housing
in the 1990's. Hampton Place will provide
the "downpayment" to make this possible.
Yes. Through our Design Guidelines we are
requiring architectural styles in keeping
with the surrounding neighbourhoods in
Point Grey. Within this conservative
appearance, we will be encouraging use of
the latest technologies and materials for fire
prevention and energy efficiency. We are
investigating garbage collection procedures
that utilize re-cycling techniques. We have
engaged one of the leading Building Code
consultants to assist in state of the art
construction approvals. Once we start
design of our own apartment buildings, we
will seek design, construction and
maintenance systems that will optimize both
the internal and external environments.
The vast majority of people who have visited
the information trailer or contacted REC
want more information on buying or renting
a home. This positive response has ranged
between 80% and 90% of all contacts
depending on the timeperiod in question. As
there are no specific plans or prices yet, we
have developed mailing lists and most of
these people currently live in
neighbourhoods close to the University.
Some people have identified themselves as
UBC personnel, retired couples, "empty-
nesters" or people who simply want to live
close to U.B.C.
As part of the design and approval process,
independent computer models determined
that sanitary sewer and water capacities are
adequate and the storm sewer has already
been upgraded to meet the needs. Similar
analyses of traffic were confirmed through
independent consultants. The Fire Chief has
approved the design to date and will control
the building permits for each structure to
ensure standards are met. It is not expected
that many school children will live here
based on the demographics of the people
who have asked for information about
buying or renting, but we are discussing this
with the local schools.. Many of the students
currently at the secondary school do not live
in the area.
Yes. The 1982 Campus Plan showed student
housing (Phase I) and Market Housing
(Phase II) along Wesbrook Mall up to 16th
Avenue. The 1982 plan on housing at
Acadia Camp said "In economic terms, there
is a desire to use income generated from the
lease of portions of the market housing to
fund and/or subsidize the rental housing."
This same study quoted Sir Patrick Geddes
(Botanist, Zoologist, Sociologist and Town
Planner) as saying "A housing area should
be merely the inhabited corner of a park."
November 28,1989 NEWS
Subverting the status quo
by Carol Hui
"Angela could walk into the
tavern on the corner with the fellows and relate to them and not be
condescending, and then sit
around with a bunch of philosophers and relate to them. There
was no special language. Angela's
Angela everywhere. And for some
reason people understand Angela
wherever she's at," Regina Nadel-
son wrote in her biography, "Who
is Angela Davis?"
Angela Davis is a reknowned
scholar, human rights activist and
author. Her protests against police repression, and struggle for
judicial reforms and for the right
to teach despite her involvement
with the Communist Party in the
1960's forged her image as a radical. The apex of her notoriety was
being placed on the FBI's Ten Most
Wanted List.
Davis will be speaking at
Woodward IRC on Friday, December 1.
Academics are familiar with
Davis' writings in the areas of
black liberation, political prisoners and the penal/judicial system,
the struggle for women's equality,
and U.S. history. She has been a
pioneer in transforming feminist
theory from one dominated by
white, middle class women to a
holistic approach which incorporates race and class differences
into the analysis ofthe oppression
of women.
Organizing and chairing The
National Alliance Against Racist
and Political Repression is Angela
Davis's potent contribution to
human rights activities.
"The view of Angela Davis as
being merely a 60's radical is unfair. She has been consistently
advocating women's issues concerning employment, poverty,
health, throughout the years,"
said Barbara London, Chair ofthe
Congress of Black Women (CBW).
There has been some concern
over the price ofthe event. Tickets
are going for $12 a shot.
"We are thrilled at having
someone of Angela Davis' stature
speaking in Vancouver. Many
high priced speakers are subsidized by some foundation, we
could have went through that
avenue as well, but that would
mean postponing the event," said
Coreen Douglas of will-do production, who organized Davis'appearance.
Some of the issues Davis will
be talking about are global peace
and the progress of women worldwide since the 1987 International
Women's Conference in Nairobi.
"Women's issues in Canada
are slightly different than American ones which Dr. Davis is most
familiar with. Therefore, she will
focus on international issues
rather than treat Canadian
women's experience as if they
were Americans," said London.
"Angela Davis' ability to communicate with all types of people
and her charisma as a speaker will
make her lecture fascinating to
everyone," said London.
Ombuddy box baits respondents
It's been six weeks—or 55
suggestions later—since the suggestion box was put out to dangle
outside the Ombudsoffice.
"Students recognize what
they would like to change," said
ombudsperson Jessica Mathers.
"They do hold the AMS accountable and realize they have the
power to make changes."
The latest note dropped
through the red box on Monday
complained about the members of
students council who allegedly eat
for free at AMS food outlets.
"Is this where AMS "taxation'
goes?" demanded the outraged
anonymous writer.
Some suggestions that have
already been implemented include new bike racks under the
covered area around SUB, a better
sound system in the UBC auditorium, and benches on the second
floor of SUB.
Among other complaints/suggestions were that the SUB cafeteria and Sub-cetera open at 6:30
a.m. (rather than 7:30 a.m.); that
Duke's be brought back; that an
AMS sponsored car pool system or
board be set up; that condoms be
free; that the Engineering Undergrad Society run the AMS; that
CiTR be played in the concourse;
that there be more smoking areas
on campus; that a microwave be
made available for students; and
that the AMS do more to increase
students spirit at UBC.
The hottest issue was B-lot
parking, said Mathers.
One student wished to pay
less for parking, another wished to
pay more, and another didn't want
any building to be built "on the
land presently known as B-lot
where students need to park. Before we know if they'll be telling us
to park in Kitsilano..."
But the most important note
was that which commended the
intelligence and work of Ubyssey
editor Joe Altwasser and called for
an increase in salary for the editors, who are underpaid and overworked.
Students fear no ills
Student Health Services will
not close down during noon, according to Dr. Charles Brumwell,
medical director of the clinic.
Brumwell's response allayed
fears sparked by a question on a
Student Health survey asking
how students would be affected if
the clinic were closed for the
lunch hour.
One distraught student interpreted the survey to mean
that the clinic would close, said
Lisa Reynolds, co-ordinator of
Brumwell said the survey is
only a source of information on
how students go about using the
"It (the survey) was not intended to be threatening to anyone," said Brumwell.
He said the clinic would
never consider closing duringthe
busiest time ofthe day—the only
time for many students to use the
During the lunch hour, students often have to wait more
than half an hour before being
treated, he said.
On an average day,
Brumwell estimates 150 to 200
students make use of Student
Health Services, which is located
in the UBC Hospital.
Ad causes class chaos
By Karen Hill
TORONTO (CUP) — An ad in the
November 16 issue of a University
ofToronto student paper has been
blamed for a disruption in a first
year psychology course.
The full-page Molson Canadian ad had a "reading comprehension" quiz. Readers scored
points for performing the test correctly, and they could "(s)core ten
points ifyou scream the words out
at the top of your lungs during a
psychology lecture".
Professor Katherine Covell
said someone distributed copies of
The Varsity to her first year psychology course with the ad highlighted, urging people to call out at
12:25 p.m.
The class of 1600 students was
halted for several minutes, she
"It took me a couple of minutes
to figure out what was happening," said Covell. "I'm not used to
people suddenly shouting out bizarre things."
"People shouted out as a direct
result ofthe advertisement in The
First year student Trevor
Grabher said three to four students disrupted the class by shouting out parts of the ad, but soon
stopped after Covell laid down the
"She said 'One more comment
like that and I'm out of here, and
youll have a hard time answering
questions on the test'," Grabher
Covell said she was angered by
the outburst because she has been
making a conscious effort to keep
the lectures orderly.
The first year course has had a
reputation as being particularly/
unruly, said psychology department chair Fergus Craik. But, he
added, the students have been
much better behaved this year.
"The first day, everyone was
doing the wave", but incidents like
that have subsided," Grabher
said, adding he understands why
Covell is upset.
"It's pretty bad if it disrupts
(the class) for everyone," he said. "I
think if someone makes the occasional joke, it's okay."
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THE UBYSSEY/5 Hampton Place Chronology
JUNE 2,1981
Board created an ad hoc committee "to study
all aspects of the current housing situation."
(n imbers appointed: 1 student, 1 faculty, 1
staff, 2 others.)
JULY 7,1981
Approval in principle of report of this
committee. This study covered the Acadia
Camp area as well as the present site being
developed out to 16th (Acadia Park) for a
mixture of housing types.
JANUARY 26,1982
Board resolved "That the Vice-President,
University Services, be and is hereby
authorized to proceed with Phase III of the
planning process in connection with the
Acadia area housing development proposal,
namely, the development of Urban Design/
Architectural Guidelines at a cost not to
exceed $30,000; and further, that authority
be and is hereby granted to explore market
housing alternatives that would be
University use related."
MAY 3,1982
Another student governor added to the
Housing Committee.
JULY 7,1982
"That the various proposals and
recommendations contained in the report
dated June, 1982, prepared by Waisman,
Dewar, Grout, Architects and Planners
entitled 'A Report on Housing at Acadia
Park Prepared for The University of British
Columbia' be and are hereby approved in
principle; and that they be distributed to
various groups on the campus who have a
particular interest in university housing."
This is a major report on the subject of mixed
housing and explicitly states that the area
between Acadia Park and 16th Avenue be
developed for " 16th Avenue market housing
(p. 25). Maps accompanying the report
show these plans. The Acadia Camp student
housing redevelopment was proposed also
in this report. This plan was completed in
1989. The report planned for a mix of market
housing, including townhouses and rental
units in high-rises.
In very large measure, the development now
under way represents the second phase of
this complete 1982 plan. It paid close
attention to appropriate living
The third phase will involve the now
abandoned day-care sites and other in fills.
Note- it was recognized in this report that the
trees would all have to come down.
The advisory design panel strongly
supported this report (chaired by D.
This report was made widely available
including the Faculty Association. The
report was placed with the UEL Tenants
Society. There was an open meeting held in
September 1982 and there was reporting in
UBC Reports.
The campus development proposal was
adopted in principle at an open session by the
Board of Governors. This proposal
incorporated the housing report previously
adopted on July 7 and reinforced the
approach that included market housing as
part of the mixed housing strategy.
The market housing plan which is now being
implemented was adopted in 1982. The
student housing plan was adopted and much
of it completed. A policy of housing 25% of I Regular reports of progress have been given
the students on campus was reiterated. | at subsequent Board meetings.
DECEMBER 4, 1986
The original plan for market housing on the
16th and Wesbrook site as part ofthe mixed
housing program was reviewed by the Board
of Governors.
APRIL 2,1987
"The Board of Governors hereby authorizes
preliminary   planning   for   the  Market
Housing project -  Wesbrook and  16th
JULY 9,1987
It was reported to the Board that Clayton
Research, Cornerstone Planning Group and
Ernest Collins Architects had been retained
to examine the planning issues and to
examine the impact of the development in
the context of the local community and as
part of the ongoing implementation of the
original mixed housing strategy."
JULY 13,1987
Vancouver Province editorial in support of
University generating income from
development of assets.
The Board received some of the above
reports and authorized the university to
proceed with development and to create
UBC Real Estate Corporation to implement
the market component of the mixed housing
MARCH 24, 1988
Drs. David W. Strangway and K. D.
Srivastava briefed A.M.S. Executive.
MARCH 29, 1988
A presentation was made to the Board in
open session outlining Master Plan
Guidelines and Regulations.
A second presentation was made in closed
session regarding items such as costs and
appraisals. The following approval was
given: "The proposed master plan
regulations and guidelines are hereby
approved in principle for inclusion in a
master agreement between the Real Estate
Corporation and UBC; that a dialogue be
opened between the university and anyone
who may be interested in the development
i.e.. the University Endowment Lands
Administration, Ratepayers' Association,
the Department of Municipal Affairs and the
Department of Lands and Forests..."
These studies were distributed to the groups
mentioned, discussions were held, and the
results were published in UBC Reports.
JUNE 2,1988
The Real Estate Corp. (UBC REC) was
formally established by motion of the Board
and the UBC REC Board members named.
"That the Board of Governors approve in
principle the leasing of up to 27 acres of
campus land for a period of 99 years to the
UBC REC, a wholly owned subsidiary of
the university, for the development of
market housing..."
The Board further directed that "it is the
intention of the Board that any net income
from the proposed development would be
for capital fund purposes of the university or
for endowment purposes."
Thus, by June of 1988, the Board had re-
approved the 16th and Wesbrook plan for
market housing already approved in June of
1982 as part of the overall mixed housing
Following campus-wide consultation, on
June 23,1989, the Fifth Draftof the Mission
Statement and Strategic Plan was published
by UBC Reports as a Special Report and was
given wide distribution. There were a
number of references to market housing in
the Special Report including a statement on
page one "We will continue to develop plans
to seek financial returns from our land. The
creation of the UBC Real Estate Corporation
will enhance this. We have plans to develop
27 acres for market housing,..."
Drs. David W. Strangway and K.D.
Srivastava met with the AMS Executive,
AMS CouncilandGraduateStudent Society
during 1988-89 and 1989-90 sessions.
During our informal meetings, several
issues were raised by the students, including
the market housing project.
President of UBC REC met with
administrator of UEL, Manager of
Development Services for GVRD
reviewing plans.
President of UBC REC met with electoral
area rep to GVRD; made presentation to
UEL Ratepayers' executive.
Meetings with City of Vancouver, UEL
Meeting with UEL administrator
MAY 1989
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
approved by Senate on May 17, 1989.
JUNE 1989
Meetings with GVRD and Electoral A area
rep, GVRD park planning administrator to
review plans.
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
approved by Board of Governors on June 8,
1989. This document was the product of
over three years of discussion and
consultation at UBC. There are a number of
references to the market housing concept in
the Strategic Plan. In particular, page fifty-
four contains the following paragraph: "A
master plan was developed between 1979
and 1982, which laid out development rules
and recommendations for the campus,
indicating that the existing academic core
can be developed more densely. An 11
hectare parcel of land on the corner of
Wesbrook and 16th Avenue is planned for
development as market housing without
endangering foreseeable future needs for
academic purposes. To this end, the
university has formed a subsidiary company
to develop the land, providing over 600
living units on long term leaseholds,
providing an annual return in excess of $4
Following is the distribution list for the
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan:
Faculty and staff 6412
B.C. MPs 28
B.C. MLAs 43
UBC Board of Governors 15
UBC Senate 88
Canadian University Presidents 36
Canadian daily newspapers 60
B.C. daily newspapers 25
Lower Mainland, radio, TV, weeklies,
magazines 59
B.C. Deputy Ministers 19
B.C. Community College Presidents 13
Alumni Association Executive 5
Premier's Advisory Council on Science &
Technology 10
Major Donors and Wesbrook Society . 575
Consul Generals 24
Spinoff Companies 73
Corporate - Higher Education Forum
(CEOs) 60
JULY 1989
Letter from GVRD on interface with Pacific
Spirit Park giving support for the way the
project was being done.
Meeting with R.C.M.P., Fire Department,
UEL Information Trailer opened. 14,000
copies of 4 page information insert
distributed to campus and to residents of
UEL and surrounding parts of Vancouver
explaining the project and its underlying
purposes including production of more
rental housing and providing a means for the
University to fund additional capital and
endowment projects.
The opening of the third phase of Acadia
Camp housing marked the completion of
student housing projects started in 1984
which, in addition to replacing inadequate
housing, have added 1,000 additional units
of accommodation for students at UBC at a
cost of S36.5 Million, all as part of the
original mixed housing strategy.
On-site meeting with MLA Tom Perry
(August 31); John Turner's representative;
presentations to AMS  Council, Faculty
Association executive.
Site clearance starts.
Presentation to newly formed West Point
Grey Residents' Association; UEL
Ratepayers' Executive; UEL park
committee representative and to many
Phone calls and visitors continue to come in
(now 10 a day) and are 90% in favour of
project. There have been hundreds of calls
and letters most of which have been
answered or are being answered.
UBC/REC Information Trailer bumed.
Slash-burning underway. University
apologized for the inconvenience of the
smoke. Meeting with MLAs Marzari and
Met with Arts Undergraduate Students on
university issues (including real estate)
Meetings scheduled with faculty to discuss
the state of the University including the
development project.
President meets with MLA's for the region
Basic site services expected to be
completed. Landscaping program will
continue through 1990.
November 28,1989 NEWS
Former UBC janitor
recieves jail term for
Paul Vijendre Naidu, a former
UBC physical plant janitor, was
given a 60 day jail term for the theft
of some cash from an office in the
Lassere building on August 14 of this
Female student bothered
at Main Library
On Thursday October 21st, an
unidentified man followed a female
student through the stacks of the
Main Library for approximately 15
minutes before touching the woman
in an indecent manner. The man is described as a slightly chubby 5'7" oriental wearing wire rimmed glasses.
Pit purse and jacket thief
On Wednesday November 15th, a
patron ofthe Pit advised the staff that
her leather jacket and purse had been
stolen. Stafflater found a 19 year old
man in the washroom with the stolen
items. The man was not associated
with the university in any way. Police
have forwarded the matter to the
Crown for charges.
Brothers give $
The donors of last
March's $10 million anonymous contribution to UBC's
Capital Campaign were
revealed last Friday.
The donation came from
Tom and Caleb Chan, two
brothers originally from
Hong Kong who now reside
in Vancouver.
The $10 million will
help fund the $31 million
which is needed for the new
Performing Arts Centre
which is scheduled to open
in 1995.
"This is a tremendous
gift for UBC," said President David Stratngway.
"The university is the re
cipient, but the entire community is the beneficiary."
One of the main components of the Centre is a
1,400-seat Concert Hall, the
Chan Shun Auditorium,
named after the donors' father.
The Centre will also
house an adjoining Creative
Arts Building which includes a smaller 700-seat
theatre and art gallery.
The Chan's set up their
foundation after arriving in
Vancouver two years ago.
Their family has a history of supporting community projects in California
and Hong Kong.
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by Michael Booth
A few things I have been wondering about: What is an Axette?
A Lady Ram? A Yeowoman or a Vikette for that matter? And just
what on God's green earth is a Reddie or an X-Ette?
These are all names of women's sports teams competing in the
CIAU and, evidently, the players/students/rational human beings
had no say in the choice of names.
Women's athletic teams have always played in the long shadow
of their male counterparts and this secondary role is reflected in the
nicknames women's teams have been saddled with.
Perhaps the most ludicrous name that a university team has
ever worn on a uniform is that which Ryerson's women's teams are
forced to stomach. The Lady Rams.
Now I don't know about you but where I come from, there ain't
no such creature as a female ram. And unless downtown Toronto has
witnessed the as yet unheard of phenomenon of transvestite sheep,
there still ain't no such creature. Why then does an institution of
higher learning grace half its teams with a moniker that is physically impossible under all the laws of nature?
ond to Ryer- &
equally dis-
joy that must
through the
male      York
in a close sec-
son is York's
mal tag of
Imagine the
veins of a fe-
athlete   when
she becomes a Yeowoman. Quite frankly, Yeowoman sounds like
something Rocky Balboa might bellow to Adrian when he wants
more beer but doesn't want to get up off the couch.
Another question: since Golden bear, Viking, Panther, and
Warrior are all non-gender specific, why must these seemingly neutral nicknames be "feminized" to become Pandas or Vikettes or Lady
Panthers or Athenas?
OK, maybe I'm being a little harsh. Credit should be given to
Alberta, Waterloo, and McGill. These institutions have at least attempted to create a separate identity for their women's athletic
teams. The only problem is the cutesy type names they selected to
provide that identity.
The names Pandas and Athenas come across as being apologies
for women's athletics (X-Ette and Axette are flat out embarrassments to athletics in general). Its as if some athletic director long
since forgotten at Alberta and Waterloo decided to appease the
female athletes on campus and said "Here you are girls, get some
cute uniforms and you can play ball before the real (men's) game
At this point, I can only list McGill as being truly progressive in
creating a separate identity for its women's teams without sounding
condescending about it. The McGill men's teams are called the
Redmen (a racist term to be sure, but lets not get distracted) and the
women's squads are labelled as the Martlets.
Now I realize that naming the women's teams after a bird could
be construed as being sucky but the alternative would be to adopt a
moniker that compliments the men's team and as far as I'm concerned, the McGill Squaws just doesn't cut it. Besides, Baltimore's,
Toronto's and St. Louis' baseball teams are named after birds and
nobody calls them sucky (although the Blue Jays have sucked big
time on occasion).
The women's athletic teams at UBC are fortunate to be able to
sidestep around this problem by coming under the all encompassing
umbrella ofthe Thunderbird tag, right?
But I ask you, when somebody mentions Thunderbird athletics,
do you think ofthe football team, the hockey team, or the national
champion men's soccer team? Or do the two all Canadian players on
the women's soccer team (Mitch Ring and Sarah James) and the
nationally ranked (number two) women's volleyball team leap to
Mitch Ring and Sarah James
November 28,1989 SPORTS
Volley 'Birds spike 'Horns
by Michael Booth
The UBC women's volleyball team, ranked
number two in Canada, swept their weekend series with the visiting University of Lethbridge
Pronghorns, blasting their overmatched prairie
opponents with identical 3-0 scores.
UBC's current number two ranking is the
highest the women's volleyball team has ever been
pegged since the top-ten format was adopted by
the Canadian Inter-university Athletic Union in
On Friday night, the T-Birds pounded the
Pronghorn squad 15-3 15-2 15-8 to sweep the
match 3-0. UBC's player-of-the-game was setter
Kyla Lee, who chipped in with two aces, one stuff
block, and five defensive digs. Playing at the relatively unglamcrous setter position, Lee played a
consistent game with quality sets and tough
serves. Lethbridge was paced by power hitter
Shauna Pardoski's four kills and one ace serve.
The nightmare for Lethbridge became only
worse on Saturday as the T-Birds showed no
mercy with their systematic dismantling of the
Pronghorns. UBC completed their weekend route
by crushing the'Horns 15-1 15-2 15-3.
Middle hitter Sarah Dunlop led the T-Bird attack
with five kills, two ace serves, and ten digs. Setter
Audrey DeBona played aggressively on defense for the
Pronghorns to provide the lone Lethbridge highlight
on an otherwise dismal evening.
The women's volleyball team now prepares for its
most important road trip of the young season when
they travel out on the cold, dark, and generally inhospitable prairies to take on the fifth ranked University
of Saskatoon Huskies.
"This weekend is critical for us," UBC head coach
Donna Baydock said.
"This will determine the first-half standings.
"If we can beat Saskatchewan twice, we will be all
alone in first (in Canada West) which will be a real
edge heading into Christmas."
Meanwhile, the UBC men's volleyball team
climbed into third place in the national ranking despite playing inconsistently in three exhibition wins
over the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.
The T-Birds won the three matches by 3-2 3-1 and
3-0 counts over the surprisingly feisty Winnipeg
Birds thunder over Lethbridge
Womens team gored
by Joe Altwasser
The UBC Thunderbirds men's basketball
team is in full flight after chewing up the Lethbridge Pronghorns 87-85 and 93-72 in weekend action on the southern Albertan prairies.
On Friday night UBC's Al Lalonde sank a
final-second hoop and squashed a desperate
Pronghorn comeback.
The Thunderbird's, ranked fourth nationally,
conti-olled the play throughout most of the game
but suffered a second-half lull and allowed the
Pronghorns a final charge in the fourth quarter.
UBC Coach Bruce Enns was pleased with the
win, but said the margin should have been larger.
"We were ahead for the whole game until the last
15 seconds. Brian Tait then stole the ball, sent it to
Lalonde who just beat the buzzer." Lalonde led all
UBC scorers with 19 points.
In the second game on Saturday night, the
'Birds played a tight defensive gome which nullified the Pronghorn's potent outside shooting..
"We played a good defence and held their big
guns in check," said Enns.
The Thunderbirds were up 45-36 at the half and
with Friday night's close-call still fresh in mind, they
played as a team, shutting the door on any late heroics
by the prairie bad boys.
The 'Birds showed their depth Saturday with six
players pouring in double figures. Wunderkind J.D.
Jackson led the six-pack with 20 points, and Lalonde
notched 18.
Freshman Dave Williscroft was impressive, earning both 14 points and Enn's praise.
Enns was aglow after the successful weekend
which boosted the 'Birds Canada West record to 3-1 in
league play, and 12-2 overall.
"It was a very successful trip. It was the first time
in memory we have been into Lethbridge and won
twice," he said.
The women were not as lucky in Alberta this
weekend and were swept two straight in the weekend
action. The women lost Friday 80-68 and Saturday 70-
61 to drop to 0-4 in Canada West play.
Jana Jordan paced the 'birds on Saturday with
twelve points.
Bird Bits
Puck-Birds split in Brandon
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team won their first game ofthe season
on the road and ended the University
of Brandon's six game winning streak
as they split a pair of games in Brandon on the weekend. In Friday's game,
the T-Birds played well enough to win
but came out on the short end of a 4-2
score. On Saturday, the Bobcats carried the play but they could not solve
the riddle of standout T-Bird goaltender Ray Woodley. Woodley kicked out
45 shots to lead UBC to a 4-2 win.
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by Tina Hvitsted
CHET Baker was a mystery.
Bruce Weber's Let's Get
Lost, about the life of jazz
trumpet player Chet Baker,
raises more questions than it
Let's Get Lost
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Held over until December 7
Through the seductive tones
of Chet Baker's voice and
trumpet we follow his rise to
fame in the 50's through
fascinating archival footage, old
movie clips, stills by
William Claxton, and interviews
with a middle-aged Chet Baker,
his ex-wives, children and
According to Bruce Weber,
Chet Baker had the charisma of
a James Dean on screen. Shamelessly in love with the      camera
and very photogenic, he had the
potential to become a star
outside the jazz world and
beyond his youth. Instead he was
drawn to drugs, and became a
longtime heroin addict. Chet
Baker's life stopped abruptly in
May, 1988 when he fell out of an
Amersterdam hotel window.
Chet Baker lived strong and
died strong.
His life was always
filled with devotion, not only for
his music but also for beautiful
women and cars. Throughout his
life he was surrounded by women
strongly attracted to his music,
charm and stunning looks.
But none of these relationships lasted. Chet Baker's only
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true love was for material things
that didn't ask for any commitment, respect or feelings. As he
abused in love, he abused his
own body and fantastic talent.
He ended his life forgotten and
physically rotten.
Nevertheless Bruce Weber
keeps our sympathy with the
doomed but still fascinating Chet
Baker throughout the film.
Let's Get Lost is a tightly
woven biography, far from depressing, and fascinating due to
the entangling of Baker's songs
with Weber's impressionistic
camera work. Both are great
masters of their art, and the
combination of their work is a
rhythmic and visual 'poem' for
ears and eyes.
Bruce Weber's black and
white staged documentary gives
a strong feeling of newsreel
reality through the use of grainy
images. The ever-moving
camera, even on the still pictures
of Chet Baker, and the expres-
sionistic mise en scene full of
contrast and confusion, are like
copies of Chet Baker's own life.
Let's Get Lost is music itself.
Jazz freak or not, Let's Get
Lost is a sweeping piece of film
work and an inspiring part of
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In visible colours
by Liz Nunoda women's film-video festival
screened at the Robson
An estimated 7,000 film-      Square Media Centre and the
goers attended the more than    Vancouver East Cinema. Ac-
An estimated 7.000 film-
80 presentations from the
/_""*^_ In Visible Colours
years ago in
Detroit, Ronald
Ebens admitted he
crushed the skull of Vincent
Chin with a baseball bat.
Chin died a few hours after
the attack.
Ebens, a Chrysler plant
employee, received a $3,000
fine and five months probation for his crime. The prosecution, not satisfied with the
outcome ofthe first trial,
requested a second trial at
the federal level. The result
was a verdict of not guilty.
This Oscar nominated
documentary from the U.S.
presents the compelling facts
of this case and asks whether
or not Chin would be alive
today if he had not been
Asian American.
Director Christine Choy
effectively imparts the look
and feel of blue-collar Detroit,
portraying it as a world
capable of producing a man
with Ebens' motivation for murder.
Canadian film
maker Alanis Obom-
sawin's entry, Richard Cardinal-Cry From a Diary of a
Metis Child, documents the
consequence of a life, ofthe
misery, of one native youth.
In 1982, at the
age of 17, Richard
Cardinal hanged
himself from a tree
near the home of his
twenty-eighth set of
foster parents.
As a child,
Richard had been
removed from his
parents' custody
cording to co-director Lorraine Chan, this year's
festival was highly successful.
At one ofthe symposiums
it was tentatively established
 that next year's festival
Witnesses testified
to hearing Ebens say
to Chin, on the night ofthe
killing, "It's because of you
little motherfuckers that
we're out of work." Unemployment in the city had reached
17 per cent, and many auto
plant workers had been laid
off. One such worker was Michael Nitz, Ebens' stepson,
who had held Chin still while
Ebens wielded the bat.
Seven years ago in
Detroit, Ronald
Ebens admitted he
crushed the skull of
Vincent Chin with a
baseball bat.	
At the center ofthe film is
Lily Chin, Vincent's mother.
Despite the involvement of
various interest groups, who
seized the opportunity to
hold Mrs Chin up
as a secondary
1982,at the
age of 17, Richard
Cardinal hanged himself
from a tree near the home of
his twenty-eighth set of foster
As a child, Richard had
been removed from his parents' custody by social services and placed in a succession of homes, some of which
were physically abusive.
Despite his obvious need for
affection and love, his temporary guardians never broke
through the barrier he had
erected between himself and
the white world in which he
was forced to live.
Since Cardinal's suicide,
would be hosted by another
The films and videos screened
in Vancouver represented a
wide variety of topics, yet
most had a common theme;
that of invisibility, as women
and/or as members of ethnic
and racial minorities. Issues
raised were ones often ignored by mainstream society—issues of vital importance to members of minori-
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Choy shows the
anguish of a woman
whose son's death was
treated by authorities as
incidental and not worthy of
redress. A flurry of people
and events both oppose and
support the further prosecution of Vincent's killer, but
Mrs Chin remains the emotional driving force ofthe
Due to the litigious
nature ofthe subject matter,
a few areas ofthe film remain
vague and confusing.
Overall, this thought-provoking and agonizing film
helps demonstrate that
racism, along with its tragic
consequences, is alive and
well in North America, and
that its existence is not
always taken into consideration by the justice system of a
society that allowed a member of a visible minority to be
murdered twice.
government has attempted to revise policy
regarding custody of native
Obomsawin has created a
powerful portrait of a young
man whose life was one of
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she shows the details ofthe
abbreviated life of a forgotten
human being, urging viewers
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ain't Christian
In his letter, Brad Newcombe
(The Ubyssey, Nov. 15) makes
several false claims. He attacks
the people who placed the "offensive" ads by calling them "so-called
Christian leaders." Does he by
virtue of being a Unitedted
Church chaplain gain the right to
question a person's spiritual
status? Does he have the right to
question their status as leaders.
He claims that it is "sad that
the Christian tradition has been largely
anti-gay and has fueled homophobia."
The reason for this is
that the Bible, which
is the foundation for
Christian belief, is
very emphatically
The Apostle Paul was the most
out-spoken on the issue (Romans,
1 Corinthians, etc), and for these
reasons, Christians oppose homosexuality.
Jesus never overturned any of
the Hebrew conceptions of good or
evil. He did change our attitude
and reaction to them, though.
Jesus claimed that he came, not to
abolish the Law, but to fulfill it.
That included upholding that
which condemns homosexuality.
Newcombe claims that the
ads are trying to impose their
viewpoint on others. Newcombe is
doing the same thing. He is
thereby denying Christians the
right to speak out and air their
views. By not allowing Christians
to speak out, he is condemning
himself with his own words.
Newcombe also claims that
homosexuals are both members
and leaders of the Christian
church. This is intrinsically impossible. If homosexuals are members of a Christian church, it is a
sad commentary on that church. It
is, however, impossible by definition that homosexuals are leaders
ofthe Christian Church. They may
lead a church, but then it cannot be
Christian. By definition, Christian means an adherent of Christ
and a homosexual who continues
to be a homosexual i s not an adherent of Christ.
Christian Klaue
History 3
A big fuss over
Since the publication of the
infamous full page advertisement
condemning Celebration '90, more
commonly known as Gay Games
III, I have heard the same question raised about the Games more
times than I care to count. This
question pertains to the relevance
and purpose of holding the event
at all. In recent letter to the Vancouver Sun, for example, a reader
wrote, "I think the whole idea is
dumb. Next we will have games
for people with blond hair and the
worldwide international games
for people with moustaches." I was
recently out for coffee with afriend
of mine who is gay himself, and he
told me that not even he knew how
to respond to such questions. For
people in the same situation, both
gay and straight, I am offering an
First, let me point out that
Gay Games III should not have to
justify itself. In response to the
question of why it should be held,
it is perfectly legitimate to ask
why it should NOT be held. The
freedom of peaceful assembly is a
right for all, whether they are gays
and lesbians, people with moustaches, Christians, touch typists
from Namibia, or all four at once.
There need be no reason beyond
the fact that a particular group of
people want to put out the time
and effort to organize and attend
it. Nobody has the right to deny
their privilege to do so. Considering the thousands of hours of work
done by the organizers ofthe Gay
Games, to suggest that it is a
worthless effort is insulting, and,
quite frankly, reeks of homophobia.
As it happens, there is a very
important reason for holding the
Gay Games. The gay community
has been struggling since the beginning of modern gay liberation
Would someone
please show Brad
a Bible
Readers write on Gay
Games, Homosexuality and
such. And write and write ...
for a much needed sense of identity, one that would define just
who gays and lesbians are and
what they are doing. This does not
mean the establishment of a stereotype—they already exist in abundance, and are usually far from my
idea of a useful identity. Almost
everyone, whether they realize it
or not, has something they identify
with, whether it is being Jewish, a
Hong Kong immigrant, or an
Engineer, and this identification
is vitally important to developing
a sense of self and purpose.
If the establishment of a gay
identity seems pointless or even
destructive to society as a whole,
consider what can happen when a
substantial portion of society lacks
such a framework. The mainstream gay community ofthe '70s
was famous for, among other
things, its extreme promiscuity.
Fifty or more sexual partners a
year was common for many men,
with the numbers ranging up to
two or even three hundred in some
cases. This was not the action of a
group of depraved satyrs, overcome by lust—it was a perfectly
natural, human reaction to the
void created by the liberation of
gay sexuality in the late '60s.
Without a sense of sexual identity,
and the corresponding code of
ethics that would have developed
along with it, the gay community
attempted to formulate one in the
most obvious way—to have lots of
sex and see what happens. The
result, as everyone know, was the
AIDS epidemic. Consider that
point for a while—the AIDS crisis
was the result of an identity crisis.
Today, as the gay community
is reeling under the onslaught of
the deadly virus, the problem still
remains. A solid gay identity still
does not exist, and in its place
there is violence, homophobia,
ignorance, anguish and more than
a few suicides. And AIDS is far
from over—so long as the only
things gays and lesbians have to
identify with are sin and rejection,
what is the point of using safe sex?
If one were to believe the voices
that speak against the Gay
Games, we're all going to hell
anyway. There are no immediate
solutions, and not even the
Games, with their thousands of
athletes and spectators, will establish a new gay identity overnight. But it is a critically important step, and not even those responsible for that rather offensive
advertisement can say that a
small hail of fire and brimstone is
more destructive than AIDS. Gay
Games III will benefit everybody,
and will continue the struggle to
carve a niche for gays and lesbians
in a society that largely, and unfairly, rejects them.
Anthony Berno
Engineering 2
I would like to reply to Mr.
Brad Newcombe's letter, "Jesus
Thought Homosexuality Laudable". Please realize that I am a
Christian and therefore I will be
writing from a Christian point of
view. I do not expect everyone to
accept what I am writing, but
Christians should be in agreement
with me.
I would like to draw Mr. Newcombe's attention to
two central Christian
1.) The Holy
Trinity (Jesus, God,
and the Holy Spirit
are One).
2.) The Bible is
the Word of God.
Christians, Mr.
Newcombe, strive continually
(though, admittedly, not always
successfully) to follow the Word of
God in whatever they do. And this
is what the Bible, and therefore
God, and therefore Jesus, has to
say about homosexuality:
"*Do not lie with a man as one
lies with a woman; that is detestable." Lev. 18:22
Mr. Newcombe misleads his
audience when he implies that
Jesus thinks that homosexuality
is good; "...throughout his ministries, Jesus constantly overturned
people's preconceptions of what is
good and what isn't...". While it is
true that Christ loved those who
were ignored by the self-righteous
of His time, that does not mean
that He loved their actions. In
each case Jesus tells us that these
individuals' acts were sinful, but
that God forgave them their transgressions because they repented.
Jesus' deeds teach us that no
one is more acceptable in His eyes
than anyone else; the Church
should and must reach out and
share with EVERYONE who is
seeking God—NO EXCEPTIONS.
But reaching out and trying to
share God's love with mankind
does not mean condoning actions
that God has specifically written
Please, Mr. Newcombe, do not
try to manipulate the Scriptures
in order to justify your views on
homosexuality. While Christians
have no right to judge others on
their actions, and while it is never
too late to be forgiven, the Bible is
clear when it comes to what God,
Christ, and the Holy Spirit tell
Christians about homosexuality:
It is wrong.
Steve Semke
Commerce 2
Thousands of
religious gays
I don't know where Peter
Chattaway has been the last, oh,
20 years, because he does not seem
to be aware of some developments
in the Christian faith, but yes,
Peter, there are plenty of Christians who are NOT anti-homosexuality. Furthermore, there are
thousands of lesbian and gay
Christians - happy, productive,
ofter in leadership roles, including
as clergy.
But not to worry, not all is
changed, changed utterly. We still
have bake sales and bazaars, and
we still love and follow the risen
M. Ellis
a lesbian & a Christian
The vilest rag west
of Blanca...
The! Ubyssey
November 28,1989 LETtlSfcS
Christians hate
sin...what an idea!
Dear Mr. Newcombe (UBC
United Church Chaplain), no
doubt the printing ofthe ad "Time
is Running Out" in The Vancouver
Sun and Province has contributed
to the negative image Christians
have in the media. No doubt the
public should know that Most
Christians aren't like those bigots
who dared to publish what they
believe, who contemptuously violated our society's most sacred
tenet, "Don't impose your viewpoint on others." (Most Christians
have the decency to not even speak
their viewpoint, let alone publish
it). But, I find your method of saving face curious. In your November 15 letter of the Ubyssey, why
the claims that Christianity actually sanctions homosexuality?
"It is worth noting that nowhere in the gospels does Jesus
condemns homosexuality," you
state. Yeah, so? If not being specifically condemned anywhere in
the gospels sanctifies an activity,
is voluntary sex between brother
and sister, child and parent, man
and beast also advocated by
Christ? -not, however, implying
that the aforementioned sexual
orientations are to be questioned.
I would not be so intolerant.
"There are many gays and
lesbians who are both members
and leaders in the Christian (well,
at least the United) Church," you
argue. What's your point? if being
participated in by some members
and leaders ofthe church immediately exonerates an activity, are
apathy, adultery, and alcoholism
also legitimated? But I know it's
different. The United Church has
formally recognized homosexuality as a valid Christian activity. It
must be alright.
Wouldn't it be scary, though,
if Christianity at its-purest was actually critical of homosexuality?
Making the bare assumption that
Christians accept the Bible as
their ultimate moral guide,
wouldn't it be frightening if we
discovered fundamental biblical
principle which clearly deemed
homosexuality a deviation from
God's plan for human relationships and therefore a sin?
Aw, but you're right -that
wouldn't be possible. The discovery of such principles would mean
that the Bible, hence the church,
was opposing the popular opinion
of contemporary society. And we
know neither the Bible or the
church would do that.
Chris Friesen
Arts 2
Tolerance laudable
I am writing in response to
Peter Chattawa-/s letter ("Good
Point") and Rob van der Ende's
letter ("Multiculturalism is divisive") in the Nov. 15th Ubyssey.
When I read Mr. Chattaway's
letter I got the impression that he
had completely missed the point of
the Nov. 7 editorial "Time is running out". While I agree that
"tackiness is not illegal"—heaven
knows we get enough of it in the
mass media—tackiness didn't
enter the debate. What was being
discussed was the use ofthe mass
media to spread intolerance and
hatred, not tackiness. I am all for
people "propagating their indignation", but not when indignation
translates into bigotry.
In the final analysis, however,
I have to agree with Chattaway
that censorship is dangerous and
can "turn on you", but only because it is generally used by those
in power against minority groups,
like the gay and lesbian community, that are the least able to de
fend themselves. As for freedom of
the press, I personally worry more
about the concentration of newspaper ownership in the hands of a
few like Southam and Thompson
than I do about editors deciding
not to print sexist, racist and
homophobic material.
In response to Mr. Van der
Ende's letter, I agree that multiculturalism is to a large extent a
crass political vote grab and that it
does little to stop racism. However, it does not in itself promote
racism. Rather, racism is perpetuated by attitudes like the ones so
bluntly expressed in the letter.
This attitude is that we should all
"integrate", deny and shun our
roots and turn ourselves into
clones, instead of accepting other
people for who they are. Labels of
ethnic origin are only insulting
and demeaning when they are
used to attack, wound and discriminate. Unfortunately, multiculturalism is the best Ottawa can
do for now, because those of us
with the power and the privilege
are not yet ready to acknowledge
that the real problem is our own
intolerance and racism rather
than other people's inability to
Iris Bitterlich
Graduate Studies
Brad's theology
is defective
To imagine that Brad Newcombe, a chaplain, who exonerates
and stands up for homosexuality,
is none too surprising since he
comes from the United Church.
I, as a Christian, resent how
he has thrown all Christian
Churches into one, saying that
they all approve of homosexuality.
Well Mr. Newcombe, you are mistaken.
You said in your letter, that
Jesus "befriended" religious outcasts. On the face of it, you may be
right. However; you seem to have
forgotten that he first told them to
"go and sin no more". Was this only
a slip of your pen? I don't think so.
You also said that in no way did
Jesus ever "condemn homosexuality". Again you are wrong. No
matter what translation of the
Bible you use, Jesus condemns it.
He used the word immorality, but
is not immorality related to homosexuality?
In the Webster's dictionary,
immorality is defined as "inconsistent with purity or good morals",
"licentious". Licentious is defined
as "marked by lewdness: Lascivi-
ousness, unchastity". Lascivious
meaning "inclined to lechery" and
lechery meaning "inordinate indulgence in sexual activity".
And yet you claim that homosexuality is ordinary under God's
I am shocked and dismayed
that you, a supposed "man of God"
could misrepresent the Bible. But
you don't have to answer to me or
anyone else, only God!
Beatrix Paszner
Science 1
Brad is wrong #2
Brad Newcombe attempts to
provide an alternative to homophobic Christianity (letter, Nov.
15). He says that churches should
not condemn homosexuality because "nowhere in the Gospels
does Jesus condemn homosexuality". If Brad's reasoning is correct
we may ask if Jesus endorsed all
sorts of lifestyles that more narrow minded Christians have come
to reject. What about lifestyles
centered around slavery, rape,
pillage, or child molestation? None
of these activities is mentioned by
Jesus either. Following Brad's
logic these must be O.K. too. After
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all, "Jesus constantly overturned
people's preconceptions of what is
good and what isn't."
Brad's reasoning is unfair not
just to homosexuals but to all of us.
Why should Jesus have to become
a moral Frankenstein before he
can be the true friend of any one
group of people? Don't the Gospels
clearly give us a choice to reject a
perfect Jesus, whose perfect
friendship exposes our moral evil?
Alan van der Woerd
Regent College
Depends on the
size of their bribe
The Editorial of Nov. 7 ponders whether "the people with fat
wallets are the only ones free to
speak". The question I'd like to ask
The Ubyssey is: Will you let anyone speak at all—if a position differs from your own narrow philosophical agenda?
Condemning the ad against
the gay games was a opportunity
for The Ubyssey to appear dead set
against the evils of intolerance. Of
course the ad had its faults. The
public statement "we believe that
they shall not take place" was
presumptuous and the anonymity
ofthe letter lends it to be discredited. But where does any appreciation for the truth appear as you
rage against these "intolerant
First Christian leaders of
Vancouver had not "resoundingly
condemned the ad" as you claim.
And why should they? Anyone
who has read the Bible whether
gay or straight, unbeliever or believer knows that Biblical Christianity has always condemned the
act of homosexuality. So have all
the other major world religions
that exercise their faith with integrity. Second, you missed the
most important parts of the ad,
namely that judgeent begins with
Vancouver churches themselves
and that God offers forgiveness in
his son Jesus Christ. Is this the
"propagation of homophobia",
which you say conjured up images
of Hitler's campaign?
Perhaps the real reason for
your outrage is that you wish all
moral truth  to be private and
simply cannot tolerate people who
claim that a lifestyle guided by
relative truth is less meaningful
than one guided by absolute truth.
Alan van der Woerd
Masters of Theological
Hate the sin,
love the sinner
I would like to respond to
Brad Newcombe's letter printed in
the Nov 15th issue. First of all it is
not hatred towards gays and lesbians that causes Christians to
speak out against activities such
as the Gay Games, but on the
contrary it is love.We are not
against homosexuals but homosexuality. As Christians we follow
the Bible as our guide to how we
should live. The Bible clearly
states in both the Old and New
Testaments that homosexual relationships were not what God intended. Neither is murder, stealing, jealousy, gossip etc.
We know that as humans,
none of us is perfect and free from
all of the above. However, as
Christians, we are called to try our
best to live how God intended us
to. This begins with being in relationship with Him through Jesus
We cannot stop all the murder, hatred, jealousy, theft and
gossip in the world but it is our
responsibility to firstly try to keep
the places we live and work free
from corruption of God's Word. We
are commanded to love our neighbor and help keep him from doing
wrong in the eyes of God. It is for
this reason that Christians are
standing up against the Gay
Games and would stand up
against that goes against the
teachings in the Bible.
Laura Marwick
Arts 2
Pastor blasts
Brad's bonehead
My colleague Brad Newcombe
has stated that nowhere in the
gospels does Jesus condemn
homosexuality ("Jesus thought
homosexuality laudable", The
Ubyssey, Nov. 5).
It would seem that Brad perceives the absence of a specific
directive by Jesus, prohibiting the
practice of homosexuality as an
argument in support of its lifestyle.
If we take this line of thinking
to its logical conclusion, we must
also recognize that Jesus does not
outright condemn incest, wife
abuse or a number of society taboos.
Graphic: The Martlet
But surely as intelligent
people we would not attribute to
Jesus an acceptance of these practices; unless we sought justification in the exercising of such.
No—absence of rebuke by
Jesus on a specific questionable
behaviour is not cause for justifying the acceptance of its practice.
Suffice it to say it is a weak argument and easily recognizable to
those with keen insight.
From the very beginning
man's call into his earthly vocation
has included permit and prohibition.
"You can eat from any tree in
the garden, but not from the tree of"
knowledge of good and evil". Gen.
What parent, teacher or instructor, in any guidance role,
does not direct out of concern and
love, into the way of the permiss-
able and away from the prohibited.
The pain of the homosexual
activity are only two of many indicators that we are a broken people
with a broken image. I am very
thankful for the loving Christian
who showed me an alternate lifestyle from that of alcoholism and
depression, to wholeness found
only in Jesus Christ.
By way of putting feet to my
comments, I would be more than
glad to meet with anyone struggling with life's problems; whether
they are sexually related or otherwise. I assure you that I do not
have all the answers, but I can
certainly point you to the one who
Doug Johnston
Resident Dean/Chaplain
Carey Hall Baptist College
The Wisdom of
the Dream
The extraordinary
journey of C.G.Jung
(with noted speakers)
Thursday 7:15
at the Ridge
November 28,1989
THE UBYSSEY/17 Judgement on
the Judge
The Canadian legal system hit a new low on Thursday
when Vancouver County Court Judge Peter van der Hoop
gave a 33 year old man, Delbert Leeson, a suspended
sentence with an 18 month probation period for sexually
assaulting a three year old girl.
Van der Hoop's rationale for this decision was based on
the fact that the offender was drunk and the girl was
"sexually aggressive."
The most frightening aspect of Judge van der Hoop's
decision is the message it sends out to our society. He tells
us that all you need to defend yourself, ifyou get caught raping a three year old girl, is some alcohol in your system and
a curious child.
Leeson was drunk while babysitting the child. He got
off free because he drank, a frightening message this
sentence now spreads to rapists. Take note drunken drivers—intoxication is now a defense.
Leeson's suspended sentence means he will not serve
time in prison unless he is found guilty at a later date of a
similar offense, at which time he will be punished for both.
Essentially, he gets one rape for free.
The child was deemed "sexually aggressive" after her
mother said her daughter has been known to rub against
people's legs in order to masturbate, and after Leeson
testified that she rubbed herself against him, grabbed his
crotch, and then undressed herself.
It i s not sinful for chil dren to explore their own bodies—
something they are likely to do at a young age. Who does not
remember secretly playing "doctor?" Their acts are neither
ugly or wrong, and though the girl in this case may be more
curious than what is considered "natural," she should not
be victimized by her sexuality.
Though a three year old's actions may be construed as
sexually aggressive, they should not be the catalyst for a
mature adult to sexually assault, making him less guilty
and her less a victim. She is the victim of this absurd tale;
she was raped.
It seems, however, that van der Hoop treated the
thirty-three year old offender and three-year old victim as
equals. The child's behavior was condemned just as an
adult in a similar situation would have been. He forgot that
she is still a toddler and unable to tell her side ofthe crime
he committed.
This sentence, if not appealed successfully, is a horrific
precedent. If this decision is permitted to stand, sex offenders ad infinitum will cite this case in their own defence.
If Leeson can get away with it, why shouldn't they?
That is how our system works; it ensures fair and equal
consideration for each person facing such charges. What
may happen from this case is that judiciaries in the future
will be forced to give the same pathetic slap on the wrist
Leeson received.
In a rally, organized by Women Against Violence
Against Women, before the courthouse yesterday, protestors called for the resignation of van der Hoop. We join
them in this condemnation of Judge van der Hoop.
His complete lack of anything resembling sensitivity in
his sentencing was an endorsement of Leeson's violence.
November 28,1989
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Reclaim the view?
It was a dark stormy night, Keith Leung kicked back with
a cigarette and a beer. All he could see was her head, it
could've been Liz Nunoda, more likely Laura J. May or
Carol Hui. Chung Wong came in to flick the blinds. An
image of Joseph Altwasser appeared. He recognized the
head through the blue smoke. "It's Effie Pow!" Franka
Cordua von Specht smiled and leaned against the wall
falling on Steve Chan, Luis Piedmont and Michael Booth.
Paul Dayson couldn't speak, even though Rebecca Bishop
tried to revive him. Rick Hiebert, who was not there, but
instead sitting in the palatial smoking lounge of the Mission Memorial Hospital, marveled that Doug was able to
urinate in several different colours. Lyanne Jacobs flicked
the pop-up image of Theodore Aussem and Ernest Stelzer
on the blind. Nadene Rehnby pulled the string and snuffed
them out, much to the glee of Yukie Kurahashi and John
Hudson. Wendy Shin set up Dan Andrews and Ian Wallace
so they could capture the image for posterity. Hao Li
reduced it to a typical Ubyssey adventure. Steve Conrad
and Omar Diaz didn't get it. They'd missed the passing of
the leopard-skinned paper...they didn't anarchate.
Joe Altwasser
Nadene Rehnby
Franka Cordua-von Specht
• Chung Wong • Keith Leung
Thank you
Allow me to acknowledge the attractive and
valuable information sent to
me as requested for our
booth at the U.B.C. Drug
and Alcohol Awareness
Week. It was most gratifying to have such an immediate response from Koala
Springs Canada Inc., The
International Beverage Co.,
The B.C. Dairy Foundation,
Western Foods (sampling),
Noble House Traders, Sun-
Rype Products Ltd., Canadian Springs, and Biomed
Communications (U.B.C.
graphics dept.).
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Dr. Foth to the
(Mr. Fotheringham is a former editor of The Ubyssey)
Dear Mr. Fotheringham,
I am a faithful reader of
your column in Maclean's
magazine and I remember
you mentioning that you are
an alumnus of the University of British Columbia. I
have great news for you
from your alma mater. Finally there is a Canadian
university that can claim to
have a President and a
Board of Governors with a
vision for the future. To
impress most effectively the
greatest value of our times
and of life itself-money- into
the minds of students, they
came up with a truly brilliant idea (how could anybody have missed it?): To
juild luxury condominium
towers, 26-storeys high, for
1600 of the super rich, on
campus, visible from every
corner. Thus should a student tire in his or her pursuit of excellence, a glance
at the ever present towers
will provide inspiration to
carry on. At the same time a
most valuable lesson is
taught on how to deal with
overwhelming opposition,
who dares to question God-
given rights like that of a
university president or of a
board of governors: Ignore
it! Build as quickly as possible so that the rabble does
not have a chance to organize! Demonstrate your contempt, in particular for
those who believe that the
pristine beauty of a forest
surrounding the campus
has values beyond dollars
and cents, and who demand
that this unique heritage is
treated with greatest care!
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Room 241K, SUB. Letters must Include name, faculty or department, year of study and signature.
Happiness is created all
round. Not in their wildest
dreams could developers
have imagined getting hold
of choice property on a university campus . The government will be grateful
that the university can now
take over some of its financial obligations. (The projected revenue of some 3
million dollars and falling,
out of a yearly budget of 300
million dollars looks rather
frivolous, I know, but it is
the thought that counts.)
These brilliant achievements at the University of
British Columbia truly deserve national attention,
maybe the attention of universities all over the world.
One cannot help but marvel
at the wisdom and leadership displayed here. In your
recordings of extraordinary
accomplishments in this
land of ours, please do not
overlook your alma mater.
Sincerely yours
Erhard Luft
Professor of Math.
Michael Booth,
the man, the
Dr. Robert Hindmarch,
Director of Athletics (for
whom I am work-studying),
asked me to pass on his
thanks and appreciation for
the consistent and thorough
coverage The Ubyssey has
been giving athletics this
year. Your Nov. 15th edition
was a prime example, with
Michael Booth's front page
article on the CIAU Men's
Soccer Championships and
the support shown and encouragement for varsity
sports in the editorial.
Keep up the good work!
Heather Stepanick
Arts 4
American film
crews annoy
I object to the American
filmmakers using UBC and
Canada in general. They
just get in the way; they are
a real pain. I don't need
them telling me where I
cannot go. I have shelled out
a lot of money to attend
U.B.C; I don't need some
Hollywood brat in my way.
And why do they have to
portray everything in their
films/shows as 'American'?
Everything from license
plates to ficticious U.S. cities or towns. The only acknowledgement they give to
Canada is in tiny print
flashed quickly on the
screen at the end. As usual,
they are exploiting this
country. Typical American
Lara Cleven
Arts 2
Socred puzzled
by life
News about democratic
reform elsewhere inspires
much excitement as repressive walls are turned into
bridges between peoples
and between individuals
and the profit of their thrift
and ingenuity. Nations the
world over are struggling for
freedom and are occasionally succeeding. Yet here
democratic development is
being stifled and pushed
toward paternalism and
even regressive economic
interference by questionable journalistic practices.
Our media plays a crucial role as disseminator of
information on which popular democratic choices are
founded. Nevertheless, all
too often this noble profession abandons itself to sensationalism and "progressive" propaganda which
steal our freedom of choice
as stories are packaged into
a format whereby emotion is
not inspired by the facts but
is imposed on them. Little
wonder opinions have hardened making issue-positions irreconcilable or that
government has increasingly been forced behind
closed doors to escape lobby
group intransigence.
Comprehensive examination has fallen to dirty
diatribe so that facts irrelevant to the journalists' pre-
conclusions, but integral to
full understanding, are too
often ignored in order to
keep stories coherent. As
they try to influence us
through these sins of omission only our skepticism
keeps us sovereign.
It is threatening that,
in an age where the technical means to make democracy more localized and
more participative are
widely available, modern
journalistism is undermining our march toward
greater freedom. Why do we
tolerate such decadence?
Why is The Ubyssey so consistently unable to produce
informative articles equal to
the intelligence of our student body? Why are the best
articles consistently the let
ters to the editor? We need
responsible comprehensive
journalism which leaves the
decisions to us. We do not
need paternalism in our
Merlin Levirs
President: UBC Social
History &
Political Science
4th Year
No M stake
Dear Miss Gould,
As I think names are an
intergral part of one's identity, I try to address others
with the name(s) of their
choice. However, I do wonder about your understanding ofthe impact and power
of language and why some
words that have been
deemed as sexist are important to examine.
I believe that language
shapes the pictures and
impressions that we create
in our minds. Hence, when
we hear "policeman" or
"chairman", a male image
most often comes to us. The
"girl" in the office is usually
a commentary on her position of power as it is rare
that we hear the CEOs of
corporations (as relatively
few as they may still be)
referred to as "girls" and not
as "women".
To live in a society
where ho power imbalance
between socioeconomic
classes, the sexes, and their
respective opportunities
existed would not create
such distortion in the images and cognitions we so
naturally assume.
Unfortunately, it seems
that we have a long way to
go to reach that kind of Utopian society. So, for the time
being, I will be guarded
about language and I will
support this institute's policy regarding the use of
Ms. Cynthia Johnston
Counselling Psychology
Attention ...
Citizen" and the
UBC distributor of
Campus Report,
please contact us,
we want to speak
to you.
The Ubyssey
November 28,1989 OPINION/LETTERS
Suzuki calls for "green" UBC
Dear Dr. Strangway:
As you well know, academics
around the world are raising their
concerns about environmental
destruction that is occurring at an
unprecedented rate. People like
MITs Jay Forrester, Harvard's
E.O. Wilson and Stanford's Paul
Ehrlich, have done as much as
anyone to raise public awareness
of the issues.
I believe that academics have
a special responsibility, not only as
the group in society whose
cutting edge of social
thought and scientific research, but to lead the way by
example. It is in this spirit
that I am writing to you.
Waiting at a bus stop on
Cornwall Street one morning, I
found myself checking the stream
of cars going by, most bound for
UBC. I would say that fully nine
out of every ten vehicles carried
only the driver! In view of the
current warnings by people like
federal environment minister
Lucien Bouchard, that global
warming represents "a threat to
the very survival of our species," it
is crazy to tolerate such a needless
use of cars. We do so on campus by
leaning over backward to accommodate private vehicles while not
calling for better public transit to
the university. Surely, we should
be encouraging the disuse of cars
by faculty and students alike. We
should make this campus hostile
to automobiles by raising parking
fees to a prohibitive level, reducing
the amount of parking space and
making the grounds pedestrian
and bicycle friendly. We should be
urging more city bus feeder lines
to campus and urging that it be
free. Faculty should set and example by walking, biking or busing to work.
The spin off benefits of reduced automobiles on campus
would be enormous. Not only
would there be less greenhouse
gas produced, we would save on
energy, make less acid and polluting emissions, save on garbage
dumps by reducing the number of
discarded tires, batteries and
wrecks. We'd have much more
space freed up on campus, thereby
putting less pressure on the surrounding forest; road upkeep
would cost less; people would be
healthier because they'd walk
more and the air would be better,
etc. I'm serious. We simply haven't
thought a lot about these things.
I urge you to set up a committee with the highest priority to
examine every aspect of university
life with a view to coming into line
with the environmental realities
of today. I you have already done
so, then I am delighted and anxiously await their report.
We have to look at every aspect ofthe way we do business and
whatever we are doing now, it isn't
enough. We have to be more energy efficient—check insulation
and retrofit fluorescent light fixtures in all buildings. How much
garbage do we generate on this
campus and how can it be reduced?
What is the content of this garbage? What are we pouring down
the sinks of our labs? How much
chemical pesticides and herbicides do we use on campus and
We should immediately ban
all disposable utensils—styrofoam cups and plates, plastic cutlery and very seriously consider
moving away from the incredibly
wasteful laboratory use of disposable plastic equipment
rather than glass. There
should be recycling bins for
metals, glass, paper and plastic all over campus. We should
make sure that toilet paper, graph
paper and printed texts have a
maximum of recycled fibers. I'm
sure every department, if they set
up their own committee, could
come up with dozens of ways to be
more efficient and less environmentally destructive. We have to
do more than talk about the
world's problems, we have to show
by our own example.
On a time of rapidly growing
public awareness of the terribly
degraded state of the planet, we
could set an example and lead the
wayin what the Worldwatch Institute has designated as the Turnaround Decade. I urge you to take
this matter seriously and get discussion going at all levels on campus.
I look forward to your response.
David Suzuki
Department of Zoology
'Class, I regret to inform you that Professor Terwilliger
cannot be with you today, having just run to Venezuela
with our molecular research funds. However, before he
left he asked me to have you try these problems...'
Graphic: The UPEI Sun
Law students blast
mental masturbating newsletter
To Ian Pulver and Steve
Geddes, Editors,
The Informer
Re: the October 31st, 1989
edition of The Informer
Page one stated that members of several groups at the law
school plan to edit and publish a
newsletter aimed at raising the
level of awareness and provoking
debate among law students. Immediately following this item was
an "Ed. Note" which read: "The
Informer is the voice of the students, ifyou have any complaints
or opinions, voice them in your
paper, The Informer...No
Deadlines...see your editor anytime morning, noon or most preferably at night!" (sic)
We wonder ifyou realize that
the need for an alternative newsletter arises directly form the fact
that the Informer is not the voice of
many students. For example, this
issue contained the usual public
service announcements concerning upcoming speakers, committee meetings, sales of law clothing
and sports scores. However, page
seven contained an item entitled
"The Italian who went to Detroit
(must be read in an Italian accent)."
This bigoted and insulting
piece was only the worst example
of racism and tastelessness found
in this issue of The Informer: see,
for example, "Beers with the Editor" on page three, referring to the
desired extradition of Charles Ng
to the tune of "Burn Baby Burn" to
suggest, as you do, in your Ed.
Note on page one, that such a bigoted, racist and tasteless publication speaks for us is offensive in
the extreme.
What is equally offensive is
The Informer is a Law Students
Association sponsored publication. An examination ofthe 1989-
90 LSA budget reveals that The
Informer receives $500 annually
from LSA funds, money which is
collected from each law student.
The ostensible aim ofthe Informer
is to inform and advise on matters
of interest to us. Instead, what we
are provided with is an insulting
and reprehensible publication
that, when not racist and tasteless, is replete with inside jokes
and innuendo that clearly exclude
any student not privy to them.
Such an abuse of our LSA fees is
We are outraged at this waste
of our fees, that you take a derisive
swipe at those who seek to publish
an alternative newsletter and
then have the audacity to assert
that you speak for us. We demand
your immediate resignation as
Editors of The Informer.
N.K Banks
Law Grad Studies
and 12 others
No, thanks for
telling us
Did you know it is the Year of
the First Year Student? Many new
and returning students have not
experienced any extracurricular
activities. UBC can be a threatening environment to students fresh
from high-school or community
colleges; the course calendar is
much the same as a foreign language, the classrooms are the size
of high-school gymnasiums, and
the professors do not know you on
a first name basis. There may
seem to be many strangers and
few friends. Involvement is the
key to a happy, fulfilling university life. Involvement is what
memories are made of. Extracurricular activities include: Intramurals Sports and Special Events,
Varsity team competitions, Faculty events and gatherings, AMS
events in the SUB and the list goes
on. Frosh students should be well
informed by their faculty's council
as to the above mentioned activities. Academics is just a part of
what a university has to offer. If
you know of a first year student
who has yet to get involved, inform
them of what UBC has to offer
besides schoolwork. The reason
why our university devotes time
and money to these extracurricular programs is to ensure that first
year students will become second
year students.
Lisa Campbell
Phys. Ed. 4
Language sexism
Language is important, it
defines how we see ourselves and
the word around us. Written language as a component of language
communicates our world view to
generations of societies. In public
schools the educators proudly
speak ofthe boys and girls they are
preparing for life in our western
society. In university the professors proudly speak of moulding
the future leaders of mankind. *He
who is a dedicated student, he who
diligently bends his head to the
yoke of higher learning, he will
lead this nation!' Do all of you
intelligent, literate beings automatically see the women included
in this prayer ofthe professor? My
question is simple. If a boy becomes a man how is it that a girl
becomes a man too??
Sue Young
Geography Grad
Ubyssey glasses
What the heck did you folks do
to my letter published in the Nov.
24th edition of your paper? Whoever was sleeping at your computer terminal made two serious
errors when entering my letter
which I would like to have corrected at the first opportunity.
What should have been
printed was 1) "He (Mr. Wareing)
neglected to add is that the WCWC
wants free access to the area
whenever they choose." 2) His (Mr.
Wareing's) solution to compaction
of soils, which is a common problem with some types of harvesting
systems is to return to horse logging across the province."
I trust that you will print this
correction in the first available
issue and clear matters up. In the
future, a little more attention to
proofreading might aid in improving the quality of your paper and
avoid embarrasment on your contributors' behalf.
Shawn Hedges
Forestry 3
No sluts at UBC!
No sluts here Mr. Bill!
Bill Allman's recent letter to
the Ubyssey used the word "trollop" in reference to a female member of the Arts Undergraduate
Society. ("Trollop", by the way, is a
pretentious term for "slut".) As an
AUS member, I am horribly offended that a student not even in
the Arts faculty would bring the
reputation of an AUS member into
I firmly believe that there are
no sluts in the AUS. I have asked
around, and no one in the AUS is
aware of any members being involved in prostitution. I have
searched for any evidence of prostitutes in the AUS, (suspicious
messages left ofthe AUS answering machine, etc.) but have found
nothing. I've even checked all my
regular gossip sources. No dirt.
Also, speaking from personal experience, I have never had a sexual encounter with a female AUS
member, paid for or otherwise. It
seems to me that an average student who is active and involved in
the AUS probably wouldn't have
the time and energy for a difficult
profession like prostitution. I realize that tuition costs are high and
many students are becoming desperate, but I just don't think it
would be a practical student job at
So I would like to issue a challenge to Mr. Bill or anyone else: If
anyone can provide me with conclusive evidence that there is a
slut in the AUS, I will buy them a
beer, the brand of their choice. And
I shall humbly eat my words while
they drink their beer. But in the
meantime, I will stick by my assertion that there are no sluts in the
Mark Keister
AUS/AMS hack & proponent
of ongoing cheezy soap
operas in the letters column
For our time
In art history, we enter a
world of fascination in which we
are awed, after deep analysis and
artistic critique, over the intellectual elements of ancient civilizations and their sociological relevance; we admire that which we
may identify and the congruences
illuminated by archaeological excavations.
Imagine, a millennium from
now, when someone digs up a coffee mug from our day with an
image of Miss Piggy on it.
Chung Wong;
Ubyssey Staff
...Or maybe a copy of The Ubyssey?
The Ubyssey Letters Co-ordinator
November 28,1989
Audit hits AMS
by Joe Altwasser
The Alma Mater Society has
requested an internal audit by an
outside firm to check on possible
irregularities in AMS accounts.
The development arose noon
Monday when AMS president
Mike Lee delivered a signed press
release to The Ubyssey stating
that an audit would be carried out.
The statement read, in full:
"The Alma Mater Society has requested that an internal audit be
conducted due to possible irregularities in AMS accounts."
Campus radio station CiTR
and the UBC Reports also received
the press release.
Lee was unable to discuss the
statement in any detail for legal
reasons, but has requested that
the audit begin this week.
He gave no indication of when
the audit would conclude.
According to Lee, there were a
"few accounts" where there appeared to be irregularities, but he
was unable to elaborate or provide
further details.
"The information we have so
far is that there is nothing unique
to this year and we are going to
verify this by undertaking an
audit," he said.
Lee has also called for an
emergency council meeting Wednesday night to inform council
members of the development.
The meeting, however, will
only be open to council members
and the ombudsperson.
There will be no immediate
action taken by the AMS until the
audit is completed.
"After the audit is completed
we will determine whether there
needs to be further action taken,"
said Lee.
Three of the four AMS council
executives (director of finance Karl
Kottmeier, director of external affairs Vanessa Geary and vice-
president Sarah Mair) refused to
Director of administration
Andrew Hicks could not be
Ombudsperson, Jessica Mathers was also unable to comment on
the audit or the irregularities.
Petition drive continues
by Mark Nielsen
More than 400 students have
signed a petition voicing their
opposition to the Hampton Place
But it may be too little, too
late, said organizer Ellen Pond,
because construction of the 790
unit luxury condominium-apartment project, located at Wesbrook
and 16th, has already begun.
"We don't really expect them
to change their minds. The purpose now is to show that we're
outraged at how this development
is being handled," she said.
The petition states Hampton
Place "does nothing to alleviate
the current affordable housing
crisis in Vancouver, and has alienated the community both on and
off campus due to a lack of consultation."
The president of UBC Real
Estate Corporation, Mark
Betteridge, said Hampton Place
was never intended to deal with a
shortage of affordable housing.
The project's purpose is to
raise money for future campus
needs, including student housing,
said Betteridge.
"At this point I would ask,
"what would they suggest be done,
and how should it be funded?'"
"This project is taking very
little in university resources, and
if anything, it is built for students
as they don't have a source of funding," said Betteridge.
Pond said the number of
names on the petition would be
greater if more students were fully
aware of the issue.
"It has seemed that for every
signature we've got, we've had to
spend ten minutes just explaining
to students what's going on. Many
don't even know what Hampton
Place is," she said.
The petition will be presented
to the Board of Governors at its
next regular meeting. The drive,
located at Speakeasy in the main
concourse of the Student Union
Building, will end this Friday.
President Strangway (right) at Christmas Tree lighting in front of
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