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The Ubyssey Nov 5, 1993

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Array theUbyssey
Remembering to twist and pull after impaling since 1918
Administrative inaction on threatening letters
"It is important not to minimalize it
as an isolated incident"
by Pat Thurlow
Women students and faculty
in the department of counselling
psychology are the target of five
anonymous threatening letters received since March 1993, but police
and UBC administration's response
has been criticized as a model of
The first three letters, which
escalated into threats of rape and
mutilation, were received by a
former counselling psychology student between March and April last
A fourth letter, written by
someone claiming to have been involved in the previous letters, stated
thatmembershipin this letter-writing group included "five male students or ex-students, and the support of two faculty members [from
the counselling psychology department]."
According to UBC administration spokesperson Steve Crombie,
the fifth ofthe anonymous letters
was received late last week and
claimed the group involved in writing the letters was now "32 members strong* and also included students and faculty in the departments of clinical psychology, sociology, and anthropology. The letter
made fun of the ineffectiveness of
the investigation, and asked, "has
anyone stopped us from writing
The university has hired two
forensic psychologists whose report
will be completed on Friday 5 November. They will attempt to discover "whether there is a serious
threat to anyone and if the letters
were written by an individual or a
group of people," Crombie said.
Because the letter is well-composed "the police indicate that they
don't think this is the workings of
an irrational individual," he said.
On Friday 29 October the department of counselling psychology held an information meeting
about the fifth hostile letter.
At the meeting department
head Bill Borgen said, "another
anonymous letter was received late
last week in the same tenor as the
last ones."
Borgen told students the
"RCMP investigation will be more
visible and active."
After the meeting several
women expressed their frustration
that it has been eight months since
the first letter was received and
they have still heard nothing from
the RCMP or the university's investigation.
One woman said, "women are
angry that they have heard nothing from the RCMP investigation.
We have heard that this will
change. Well Fm wondering why it
didn't change earlier.
"It has been a whole issue of—-
I think maybe you're overdoing it,
you're reacting hysterical, you're
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overblowing the issue—in fact this
is what happens all the time in
cases of sexual harassment or rape,
incest, whatever...it's always the
victims words are not believed and
I think this is what has happened
"The lack of information leaves
us in a very fearful place because
we don't know who these people
are, they may be part of our department," she said.
RCMP staff sergeant Bern
Jansen said the contents of the
fifth letter contained "nothing that
would cause me to believe people
should be more fearful."
Jansen said he would advise
students to continue on with their
curriculum, "it should not be interrupted because of this."
Law professor Tony Hickling
is one of the two professors who
began a university inquiry of the
letters on 3 June 1993. He said the
inquiry's report "is in fact being
Hickling claimed the delay in
completing the report was because
"we don't have much secretarial
service...these things take time,"
and that the report will be completed "in due course."
One woman said she is frustrated with the university's handling ofthe situation.
"It sits with the top administration of this institution and with
members of the faculty of our department and what we're saying is
that we want some action and we
expect them to be the ones, as a
responsible institution to which
we're paying money, to deal with
it," she said.
Another concern discussed at
the Friday meeting by a woman
who wishes to remain anonymous
is that "the department is lacking
in united support for these women
[who are targetted by the letters]."
She said the letter writer or
writers must know "that to target
radical feminists is to target the
whole department," and asked
Borgen to make a public statement
to that effect.
"People must know that gender focus is a long established area
offocusin counselling psychology,"
she said.
One woman, who is trying to
elicit support from male colleagues
said, "what I would like is for men
in the department to take a strong
stand in the matter because it
shouldn't polarize men and
At a meeting on Tuesday 2
November, women from other faculties spoke out and named similar
incidents that are now or have been
occurring in their department.
"It is a concern that this is not
an isolated incident in and of itself.
It is part of a continuum of a climate on campus that is not supportive of feminism and feminists
within, not just our department,
butotherdepartmentson campus,"
one woman said.
She said that, whether there
was just one individual or many
involved in this particular hate
campaign, the climate surrounding the incidents suggest that those
Thefollowinganon3rrnousletterof concern was
submitted to The Ubyssey:
Open letter to all UBC students,
Many of us are very upset, angry, frustrated and
scared as a result of the events surrounding the hate-mail
campaign directed at members of the counselling psychology
department. We need to begin to translate some of our
experience into direct action in order to put pressure on
the administration of this university to deal with the
situation responsibly and effectively.
One of the easiest and most accessible means of doing
this is by getting the word out that we, as students, demand
that the administration take a responsible, pro-active, and
public stance on this issue. The kind of anti-feminist,
anti-female sentiment expressed in these letters affects
all of us, women and men, on-campus and off. We need to get
involved and get others involved in pressuring the
University to address this situation immediately.
Fact: The University Administration is MINIMIZING the
impact of these letters by describing them as a "way
of airing grievances,"...and their strongest
condemnation of that is to describe it as "pretty
Fact: To date there has been no official, public statement
from the administration of this university that this
is intolerable and won't be tolerated.
Fact: To date there has been no unified voice from the
administration offering any support or empathy for
the women who have been targeted.
Fact: On CBC Radio the University's communication officer
denied that this situation had any broader
implications regarding an anti-feminist sentiment on
campus, minimizing the affair by describing it as "an
isolated incident".
Fact: There has been no concern voiced publicly by the
administration about the possible involvement of
faculty in the group behind this campaign.
Fact: Inherent in the administration's dismissal of the
physical threat to our safety is a complete denial
of the emotional harm that is resulting from this
campaign of hatred and from the university's
inadequate and ineffective response.
We can write, phone, fax and E-mail the people in this
institution who are directly accountable to us as graduate
students. We can encourage others on campus to do the same.
And we can encourage others in community agencies, our
MLA's, and students and faculty in other universities to
express their abhorrence of this kind of anti-feminist
attack and their concern that the University of British
Columbia take some action to resolve this situation and the
underlying issues that it so graphically highlights.
Dr. David W. Strangway
6328 Memorial Road
Old Administration Bldg. Room 107
UBC, Vancouver, BC
in power are not willing to do much
about it.
"The message to us as women
is that it is OK, or if ifs not OK
they're not going to do much to stop
"It is important not to
minimalize it as an isolated incident. It is not the case of an individual psychotic." she said.
Dean of education Nancy
Sheehan wrote a memo on Thursday 4 November to be given to
students and faculty in the depart
ment of counselling psychology. It
summarizes the content ofthe five
anonymous letters and the events
that have occurred since the first
One woman feels Sheehan's
letter does not reassure students
that the university will not tolerate
these sorts of threats.
"I appreciate the fact they're
giving us this information, it's long
been overdue, but it does not say to
me as a woman and a feminist and
a concerned student that the uni
versity abhors this type of hate
literature and will not tolerate it,
and it sends no message of support
for the women who have been targeted. It comes across as something produced as a response to
complaints instead of a proactive
decision to address this situation,"
she said.
"This is a perfect opportunity
for the university to take a public
proactive stance to nip this thing
in the bud, but they haven't done
that." TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 1993
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by Tessa Moon
There's sex going on all the
time in your gut," said Dr. Vera
Webb, who along with Dr. Julian
Davies discovered that bacteria
used to produce antibiotics may
leave "resistance genes" in the final product. These genes, if successfully transferred into the body
via bacterial "sex," may prevent
antibiotics from taking effect.
The two UBC microbiologists
believe that the contamination has
been verified beyond doubt.
"Almost everywhere welooked,
we found that antibiotic preparations were contaminated," Webb
said, "in bacteria that produce
streptomycin, oxytetracyclin, and
Every time you take a dose of
antibiotics, you're being given a
dose of antibiotic-resistance genes."
This discovery may have enormous implications for future antibiotics.
"We can't do anything about
the drugs that have already been
given out in the past," Webb said,
"but [our discoveries] will have
huge implications for brand new
drugs. When they're developed, we
have to make sure that there's...no
further contamination."
Children are particularly susceptible to the bacterial genes.
"Now there are more and more
chances of children developing
antibiotic resistance, say to
Hemophylis, which causes meningitis."
"Now, before they prescribe
antibiotics, they have to do a resistance profile that takes time, and
all the while the kid's getting sick."
The only proposed solution involves multiple-antibiotic treatment.
However, Webb said there is
no immediate danger. "I don't want
to ring any alarm bells. Your gut
flora is constantly getting washed
out. Unless there's selective pressure, chances are a million or billion to one that the resistance gene
will just get kicked out."
"Selective pressure" occurs
with prolonged exposure to large
amounts of contaminated antibiotics, which increases the prob
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Antibiotics are also used extensively in animal husbandry
and agriculture. "People feed
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According to the thesis submitted by Webb and Davies discontinuing antibiotic use may be
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Manufacturing consent
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by Dinos Kyrou
In 1975 Indonesia invaded the
small island of East Timor. Since
then Amnesty International reports that over 250,000 Timorese
have been killed and thousands
more have been incarcerated. The
occupation continues today, with
dissent crushed and human rights
abuses paralleling those in Iraq.
Canada has been guilty of rewarding the invasion. According
to the East Timor Alert Network,
the Canadian government is giving $46 million in aid to Indonesia
this year. The total investment in
Indonesia from Canadian business
is more than $2 billion.
Kamal Bamadhaj, a 20 year
old student, was killed along with
300 others in East Timor on 12
November^l991 at a demonstration that came to be known as the
Dili Masacre. Half of those killed
were under 21 years of age.
Bamadhaj's step-sister, Li-Lien
Gibbons, is a student at UBC.
"Canada should not be sup
porting a military dictatorship as
they have promised to tie human
rights to aid," Gibbons said.
"I hope the new Liberal government will fundamentally
change the long history of Canada's
shameful complicity. Canadians
are not aware that their tax dollars are supporting a government
guilty of a systematic pattern of
human rights abuses both in East
Timor and in Indonesia itself over
the past 28 years. The culture of
East Timor is being destroyed, ifs
colonization, through a brutal mili -
tary occupation."
So why has so little been heard
about East Timor in the news,
especially in North America, and
why has the world simply stood by
and allowed it to happen? Why
does Canada remain a huge investor and donator of aid to
Indonesia?A recent film tries to
make sense ofthe situation.
"The fi\m Manufacturing Consent attempts to raise awarness
about media literacy and how the
media can manipulate andignore
world events, such as the invasion of East Timor, and thereby
prevent political pressure from
taking place," says Jason Mogus
of the Global Development Centre.
The film is based around
Noam Chomsky, a noted linguist
and political activist who has constantly called into question the
hypocrisy of countries who preach
human rights but blatantly ignore the lack of them when it is to
their their advantage. Chomsky
focusses on the US government
and how it takes full advantage of
the lack of media coverage.
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Engineers whine -gets them better cheese
by Sarah O'Donnell
Amidst the burping and laughing at The Cheeze Factory, members ofthe Engineers Undergraduate Society (EUS) were giving themselves a pat on the back over the
results ofthe recent referendum.
From 1-3 November, engineering students were asked whether
they would be willing to increase
their student fees by $10 per year
over a two year period to pay for
renovations of The Cheeze, an engineer hangout.
Approximately 32% ofthe engineers turned out to vote. Ofthe
669 votes cast, 580 students voted
for the fee hike, 73 were opposed
and 16 ballots were spoiled.
Now that the EUS has the go-
ahead from students, the next step
is to get the fee hikes approved by
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The results will also be passed
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Canadian Premiere
who will petition Alumni for financial support.
EUS vice-president and AMS
rep Mohamed Mansour, said "this
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real studentsupportforThe Cheeze
and is deserving of their [the
alumni's] support."
EUS president Dean Olund
was pleased by the results and
hopes that the renovations to The
Cheeze will make it more appealing to all engineers.
"The real purpose ofthe renovations is to create an awareness
and pride that goes with the building," Olund said.
With students constantly losing club space all over campus, the
result of the EUS referendum
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administration that some things,
like The Cheeze Factory, are sacred and won't be taken away without a fight.
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by Douglas Ferris
Only one day after the
Province s misdirected front page
story, "Messages of Hate," student council FINALLY discussed
the issue of "violence towards
women* on campus. Council members obviously failed to read The
Ubyssey's 24 September article,
"Sexual harrassment targets faculty and students* which broke
the story. The REAL stoiy.
Students are pissed off by
politician-wanna-be's who are
more enthusiastic about beer gardens than campus social ills. The
of unprepared student politicians
is leaving female students, faculty and staff prey to systemic
Council's discussion on
Wednesday night quickly diffused
from violence against women to
just violence. Just how far the
issue of violence against women
pervades this campus seems to
elude moat of them. They have no
idea how to deal with it effectively.
They have to do something besides
sitting and talking about writing
letters, debating burned out or
newer-bigger-better-brighter light
bulbs. Brighter lights only make
darker shadows.
The AMS has a responsibility
to serve and protect the students
they claim to represent They must
do more than just pressure the administration to do something up to
and including "direct action* (AMS
sanctioned or otherwise).
Only late in the meeting did they
skirt this notion, oblivious to the
effectiveness of direct action.
This ought to be issue number
one on council's agenda. If this means
using MY (and YOUR) student fees
to do it, then OUR financial reserves
will simply have to be used.
Let's hope AMS council proves
this year (for a change) to be other
than a "Dinner Theatre* or a "Fashion File."
How about some decisions oflasting
benefit to students?
Other topics for Wednesday's
meeting included improvement of
the University Boulevard bike path,
but in no way touched on Chancellor
Boulevard's bike route. In a roll-call
vote council failed to ratify a motion
which would have curbed the inherent financial advantages electoral
slates possess.(Go figger eh!) Dean
Leung has finalized the process for
the AMS to get the fees the administration collects for them. (Yeah
Dean. Now if they would only use it
to serve students.) I'm sure Prof.
Smith's official AMS congratulation
letteris nailed right beside his Nobel
prize. And finally President Dobie
confirmed the AMS could advertize
anywhere they want, including in
the Campus Times, because AMS
ads are up 89% in AMS
publications.(Geeze Bill, there are
three of us now, and Perspectives
seems to come up short Interesting.
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I read the script beforehand and couldn't wait for the fun to begin. In some respects, it never did, but there are some
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Criminals in Love
playwright: George F. Walker
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George F. Walker's Criminals in Love centers around a teenage couple in crisis. Junior (Vincent Gale) and Gail
(Jennifer Clement) are threatened and coerced into criminal activity by Junior's cheap con-man father, Henry (David
King). Wineva, Junior's aunt (Nicola Cavendish) is the brains and brawn of the criminal operation, and she forces Junior
and the others to assist her. Meanwhile Sandy, Gail's best friend, experiments with prostitution "in case of emergency" and
worries about her future in a world and an economy which offers limited choices.
One of the play's major themes is the classic nature/nurture debate. Junior agonizes over whether he is inherently a
criminal, like his very unsuccessful criminal father, while his girlfriend Gail tries to steer them in a positive direction. As in
most of Walker's later plays, social issues of class and inequality are foregrounded, and the underdog figures as hero.
Jay Brazeau's performance as William makes this play worth seeing. Brazeau takes William's abstract political and
philosophical arguments, making them not only winy and coherent but also genuinely interesting as choral comments on
the oppressive forces of the "abyss" at work in the play.
A funny moment which displays William's rather warped optimism occurs when he asserts his self-definition of
belonging to the bourgeois class: "From my perspective, I see a great distance yet to fall. I feel positively middle class by
The bond that is supposed to hold the play together is Gail and Junior's uncompromising love for one another, yet in
this performance, any passion or chemistry is sorely lacking. Gail is supposed to be junior's "salvation," but Vincent Gale
and Jennifer Clement didn't deliver on this point.
Leslie Jones does a wonderful job as Sandy, particularly in her comic delivery. Her streetwalking bit where she sings
Nancy Sinatra is a textual liberty which works extremely well, and throughout the play she is motivated and exciting to
The costumes and set were fine, but a lot of the considerably large space was unused by the cast. The staging could
have been much more interesting, especially considering the violence in the play.
I should mention that I was surrounded by parrots who were practically wetting themselves with laughter throughout
the show. Also, the audience bothered me at least as much as the problems in the production did, and audience reaction
will, of course, vary from performance to performance. Overall, Green Thumb Theatre's Criminals in Love is not a "must-
see," but if we talk of individual performances, half the class gets an "A."
The University of British Columbia
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by Ted Young-lng
Whal do you remember of the
seventies? Richard Linklaier (director of
Slacker) spent the seventies Dazed and
Dazed And Confused
dir. Richard "Hokey Pokey"
now playing
Slacker was a film about Generation
X society drop-outs. Dazed and Confused
is the prequel.
In this film, we follow the lives of a
group of teenagers. It's the last day of
school and they're celebrating. Doing
high-school things.
OK, let's be honest This is not the
sort of topic that makes action-packed
films. Linklater simply follows the lives of
these kids for a day.
There are the minor tragedies and
victories of high school: the seniors haze
the freshmen, a father finds out about a
party that a son is planning, a freshman
gets invited to hang out with the "cool"
seniors for the night
But lest you start seeing "John
Hughes" influences, there's something real
about this film.
The situations are so real they make
you long for the glory days—or at least
reminisce for a while.
There's no boy-meets-girl theme
here, no Breakfast Club subplot. It's real
life, filtered through the '70s.
Fast orange Camaros and drive-
Shag haircuts and velour-collared
The real '70s, not the Hollywood
Pot is a central motif running through
this film. Remember smoking a J before
English class? So does Richard Linklater.
Linklater's simple camera work and
straight-forward directing suits the tone of
the film perfecdy.
And this film has the most bitchin'
soundtrack. Alice Cooper's School's Out
for Ever, KISS' / Wanna Rock and Roll All
Night, that Low-Rider song ("all my
friends know the low-rider"). I grew up on
this shit, man.
Linklater captures high-school in the
'70s. It's all there.
This film is a must-see. If you grew
up in North America, this film is your life.
I'm going to go spark a dube—for old
times' sake.
by Gerry Straathofq
Ever try listening to something and find that you cannot
concentrate on what you are trying to do? Find that whatever
you are trying to think about is slowly forced out of your
mind while you think only about the words in the song you
are hearing? Some people find it too distracting to listen to
music where the words are understandable while they try to
do work.
Ancient Cultures
El Camino Real
Invincible Music
Using tunes from Nirvana and Gwar can be useful for
doing this, but be prepared for a large amount of brain
damage to be suffered if you are exposed for too long.
Thankfully, there is now El Camino Real by Ancient
Cultures, a Vancouver based band of traditional musicians.
This CD can be used for the therapeutic value of maintaining whatever sanity you have left if you are reaching the
dangererous limit with other musical groups.
There has been more of a drive in recent years to use
either traditional tunes or older poetical works in music, like
the Rime ofthe Ancient Mariner being used in a heavy metal
band's repertoire. Manfred Mann's Plains Music, which
presents traditional tunes from the plains regions of north
arnerica follows in this vein. El Camino Real is also a
collection of these kind of tunes, but unlike Plains Music,
Ancient Cultures have presented music from several cultural
regions of the americas. They have not used synthesizers in
their approach, but have used many more traditional
instruments, including a Scottish Pipe.
Not every tune on this disk is directly from these
cultural traditions. Several are composed by various
members of the band, such as Seranade and Rio Apurimac.
The rest of the songs have the region they come from
specified in the liner notes. In all they are a welcome
diversion from most of the music available nowadays.
The music is presented with honesty and from the
heart. It will lend a certain ambiance to any room it is played
in that will be relaxed and useful. Especially for anyone who
is working on homework ... or writing reviews.
Check out Ancient Cultures on the Arts Club Mainstage
on Sunday, 07 November at 7:30pm. CD release celebration
& concert. Mrrvnm, yummy. TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER  1993
Justice, not charily, in overseas development
by Graham Cook
Thank god for the 80's
In the 1980s the rich got richer
and the poor got poorer—not just
here in Canada. Internationally,
the countries ofthe Third World"
or the South are suffering from
huge debt loads and severe austerity measures imposed by international banks.
And there are a lot of people
who want to do something about it.
One approach, popular since
the 1960s, has been to join a group
like the US Peace Corps. They
promised adventure and a high
moral satisfaction from "helping
the poor."
But increasingly development
organizations are promoting solidarity, not charity.
Joe Tannenbaum i s a program
officer at CUSO, an organization
which matches Canadians possessing relevant skills with related development projects overseas. He
described CUSO's mandate as social justice, not just technical help—
and not just centred on other countries.
"We support struggles for self-
determination, women's'rights and
cultural integrity. WeVe developing programming on sustainable
resource issues around forestry in
BC, we're working with trade
unions in BC, and we're beginning
to do some work on indigenous issues with indigenous people here,"
Tannenbaum said.
"We don't play the same role
as we did even five years ago. More
and more our function is to act as
facilitators to forge links between
groups, stepping out ofthe picture
and letting the groups themselves
relate to each other," he said.
Canada World Youth
For younger people without
relevant skills, there are more education-oriented programs like
Canada World Youth (CWY), Canadian Crossroads, and Youth
Challenge International.
CWY is a "bilateral" program
which includes an exchange between Canadians andyoung people
from several different exchange
countries, including Nepal, Uruguay, and Indonesia. The program
normally lasts for seven months,
with the first half being spent in a
rural area of Canada and the second in the exchange country.
Nikki Scuce is a UBC student
who went on the CWY exchange
between Quebec and Tunisia, and
said the experience changed her
"I learned more than Fve ever
learned in formal education. It was
more different than just travelling
because ifs not being a visitor but
being a member ofthe community.
The other thing that is valuable is
that you are in your country as
well [for part of the program],"
Scuce said.
Scuce worked alongside Canadians and Tunisians in daycare
projects in the two countries. Between the actual work the participants did and the educational side
of the program, "the educational
aspect was most important," she
"You learned through the work
you were doing. You learned not by
-people telling how it is but by seeing and experiencing it yourself. I
thought it was really good the way
they choose people from the exchange country as well, who see a
different part of their community
from a completely different point
of view."
But CWY was not a perfect
experience by any means.
Problems with exchange
Scruce said_one problem with
the exchange was that the Tunisians were lied to by the organization which coordinated the Tunisian part ofthe program.
They were told that they'd
only be working two days a week,
instead of five or six," she said.
In addition, organizational
problems have sometimes left participants without host families for
a few weeks in the exchange country.
According to UBC Global "Development" Centre volunteer Jason Mogus, students who are interested in working in development
overseas should think carefully
about how they want to get involved.
"A lot of people go blindly into
these sorts of programs, whereas
Fd rather make sure I agree with
the organization and be more aware
of how they do things. Many people
don't think ofthe consequences of
their actions.
"I think these sorts of development programs and exchanges can
be very positive because they're
introducing Canadians to issues
that they might not otherwise think
about. People doing this might go
on to work in international relations | IR]. So many people in IR do
Pacific Rim and economic stuff and
I'd like to see more people with this
sort of background [in the program]," Mogus said.
"From th e other country's poi nt
of view it's not always the best. A
lot of people go down with the attitude that, Tm going to save you'.
We prefer the attitude that you're
both working for a similar goal."
Another problem is the politi-
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If you are interested in some of
the opportunities available for education and work overseas, you can
start at UBC's own Global "Development" Centre. The centre is currently revising a pamphlet on how
to approach international development programs and the sorts of
questions to askyourself about why
you want to go. The centre is currently in transit between SUB 218
The International Development Education and Resource Centre (IDERA) is located on the first
floor of 1894 West Broadway. They
have a huge selection of resources
on development issues, including
The Canadian Guide to Working
and Living Overseas," a recent book
by Jean-Marc Hachey with listings
of many organizations and programs.
Canada World Youth is in the
same building on Broadway at Cypress. Their number is 732-5113.
Canadian Crossroads International can be reached through Angela at 251-9993.
Youth Challenge International
(YCI) is made up of "international
teams of volunteers who work on
locally initiated projects in developing countries. The volunteers
start out by doing fundraising in
their home country and then they
do the actual project in the developing country. Upon return to their
home country they contribute further volunteer hours in local development projects," according to Rick
Ree, a past participant to YCFs
Guyana project. For more information call Rick at 263-0366.
CUSO looks for people with a
degree and a minimum of two years
experience, often in technical fields
like agriculture, health, and community development. For more information call 683-2112.
cal climate in exchange countries.
In Scuce's case, two people were
pulled out of their host family by
the Tunisian government because
the family was suspected of being
political extremists.
The East Timor connection
Critics also question the implications of exchanges with nations with terrible human rights
records, such as Indonesia, which
is carrying out a genocidal occupation of East Timor (see story page
Li-Lien Gibbons of the East
Timor AlertNetworksaid"the problem with CWY is that they encourage and tell Canadians who are
going to Indonesia not to bring up
sensitive issues like human rights,
which is actively extending the
coverup. Canadian youth should
know about the situation before
they go.
"Indonesians who go on CWY
have to pass a whole series of interrogation sessions. One Timorese
studentdefectedfromCWYin 1991,
and now no Timorese students have
been allowed on the program since,"
Gibbons said.
Tm all for this cross exchange
as long as we are promoting the
reality ofthe experiences of Canadians and Indonesians," she said.
CWY regional director Gary
Henkelman denies the organization has counselled anyone to play
down the human rights abuses in
East Timor. He also points to the
difficulty of finding any exchange
country without human rights
"We're an education program,
so in the case of, for example, Indonesia, if we just cut our program
completely we eliminate any education of Canadians and Indonesians on human rights. There is
also an effect on Canadian host
families and work placements,
who find out a lot more about
Timor than they ever would without that experience," Henkelman
Funding issues
Part ofthe problem is funding. Groups like CWY and CUSO
receive most of their money from
the federal government through
the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Recent
cuts have left exchange organizations on skeleton budgets with
little relief in sight.
CWY has suffered a 23 percent cut over the last five years.
That has meant the successful
program has been unable to expand—and has had to follow government recommendations about
where to set up exchanges.
"We don't have a Pakistan or
Sri Lanka or Phillipines program
right now—they were all were
put on hold by recommendations
ofthe Canadian consulate or embassy. Although we're a private
non-profit organization, a large
chunk of our money comes from
CIDA and we comply,"
Henkelman said.
CUSO's Tannenbaum faces
similar fundingproblemsand does
not see much hope for change with
the new Liberal government.
"For the past five years
CUSO's budget, along with the
budget of all the international development organizations, has
been cut. It doesn't matter what
government is in power at this
stage ofthe game. There's not the
same sort of public support for
international development in the
community when there are so
many domestic issues that Eire
important," he said.
Feast or famine
by Graham Cook
Five-course feast or a bowl of
rice and dahl? That is the dichotomy between the riches of
many in the Northern countries
and the poverty of many in the
It is also the theme of Oxfam's
fifth annual Feast or Famine dinner, taking place on 18 November
at UBC's International House.
Oxfam's program coordinator
Roxanne Cave described the
evening as "a particularly unique
experience because it graphically
indicates the disparity between
the people in the South and the
"When guests come to the door
they will draw straws from a barrel and thatincH cates whetherthey
will receive a feast like 10 percent
ofthe world's population or a famine meal like the other 90 percent.
The feast meal is a five course meal
prepared by the Picasso Cafe and
the famine meal will be rice and
After the meal an Oxfam
"project partner"from Guyana will
be speaking. Karen De Souza works
with a women's organization called
Red Thread, and will be talking
about the impact of global restructuring on women.
Proceeds from the dinner will
be shared between Red Thread and
the Downtown Eastside Women's
And there's room for the charitable types as well.
There will a] ways be a person
with afeastmeal ateach table, and
they've been known to barter or
share their meals with others,"
Cave said.
For info call Oxfam at 736-
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The university has finally "responded" to the "anonymous letters" which have been sent to the women faculty
and students ofthe counselling psychology department.
In a letter addressed to "all students" within the
department, Nancy Sheehan manipulatively sanitized
and reconstructed the events presently taking place so
that it appeared as though what was at hand was an
isolated incident which was not cause for any great concern, and not reflective ofthe growing trend of increasing
hostility and violence which men are directing towards
women everyday.
This response was nothing less than a reactionary
movement on the part of the university power structure to
evade the underlying, systematic attack being lodged
against women on this campus and campuses across the
•Country, and nothing less than an active reconstruction of
the events as "female hysteria.* Sheehan states "It is
difficult to know how serious is the issue of safety.--* Wake
up Nancy, are you suggesting the threat in the third
anonymous letter of "they'll probably fuck your ass before
they bust it* is a difficult threat to discern? Or maybe the
threatened student whose driveway lights were shot is
also having as difficult a time as you to discern the
seriousness of her safety? Thanks for the support Nancy.
Besides the fact that your letter Ib incredibly insulting to
the women whose lives are being realistically threatened
you are insulting the intelligence of all women who have
directly experienced male violence on and off this campus.
This is a perfect time far the university to take a
proactive step against the inherent misogyny which is
predominant in every level of operation on this campus by
actively and supportively denouncing the actions ofthe
male students and faculty who are threatening the rights
of these women to think, believe, and speak and teach
their theories and perspectives. Everyday, women face
attack in the classroom for raising gender issues, of being
devalued for raising viewpoints contrary to the masculine
norm, of being assaulted and insulted for "offending" men
with their "radical feminist viewpoint.*
Itisinterestingthat within a department claimingits
function is to teach students to counsel, there is a movement to shut down alternate counselling theories which
serve a female model that women have positively responded to (women make up the majority of counselling
students and patients, and therefore have a better grip of
what their needs and concerns are than men who do not
experience the same reality thatwomendo). It is saddening
that these harassers so viciously perceive a feminist
viewpoint as deviant and dysfunctional and claim their
own viewpoint as acceptable, yet ironically they impose
their views through harassment and violence. If anyone is
dysfunctional here it is the harrasers and the patriarchal
system manifest in their actions.
And yet, the university once again rolls over and plays
dead in tiie face of & crisis because the administration
knows that women have no institutional power, and thus
pose relatively little threat to the "business as usual"
response which they have responded with.
Themainsteammediahas also joined the institutional
denial with its construction of a sympathetic portrait of
"the male aggressor" as a "psychotic," implying that this is
the work of one sick individual in an otherwise healthy
situation, and thus completely disregarded the greater
social context which has facilitated and fostered male
dominance and oppression. The mainstream media has
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Bang, bang.bang- wa» the sound of Gregg McNally*s head against the ceiling- the
daily wake-up call at the UBC home for the mentally inflrmed. "For fucks sake!"
yelled Lii van Assum having just bitten off the arm of Sarah O'Donnell, the head
of Bob Beck and the legs of Jen Blair and Eric Johnson. Next came the persistent
drumming of Thu lion on the stomach of resident psychiatrist Ted Young-lng.
•But I am the Queen!" --creamed Siobhan Boantree, countered by San Martin
exclaiming, "Who's fish ia this anywaysT "I am your Lord and Keeper and I damn
you all to hell!' cried Doug Ferris with sidekick Gerry Straathofq, who minutaa
earlier had taken ofT hia trousers and paraded about the complex. "Let them eat
cake!* - It's my liiard!" waa the back and forth banter between Dan Walker and
Bob Main. "Bath the bureaucracy and the institutions that have kept ua op-
preaaedl' came the battle cry firwn Steve Chow. "Henceforth, from carnal to
sunrise, I win be the repairman!' and There wasastory.ofaman named Brady..."
waa the conversational chatter in the comer between Dinos Kyrou and Taivo
Evard. "But I wanted to be King of the AMS!" ahouted Omar Kassis. And came the
cry, the only subUe indication of any kind of aandty left, "You must really ba mad!'
Ann Bob Main, Pat Thurlow, Niva Chow and Dan Walker. Another fine day at the
institution of perpetual darkness
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Letters to the Staff
If you can't quote
the bard
Re: article "Disabled
hindered by ignorance, lack
of access" by Tessa Moon
lam writing to apologize
for and to clarify the statements that were attributed
to me in the 29 October edition of The Ubyssey. I was
quoted as saying that disabled students (for lack of a
much better term) "don't have
much [sic] organizational
skills". I don't remember
saying precisely such a thing
but I feel that it does not
convey adequately the point
I was trying to make. I was in
no way making the generalization that disabled students
have no organizational skills
- that is obviously a completely false statement.
I was trying to point out
that there are not many disabled students involved in
the AMS because of various
barriers we have in the organization. The first barrier
that we have is our ignorance.
Most of us have very little
experience working with disabled students and probably
do things to hinder them.
Certainly such idiotic statements as the one above do
not encourage differently
abled students to get involved
with us.
The conversation that I
was having with the reporter
at Ihe time was about disabled students that I have
known who would not have
been able to get involved with
the AMS because their disabilities caused them to spend
so much time just coping with
school (for instance spending
many hours a day using a
print magnifier for the blind)
that they would not have time
to get involved with an organization that had such little
bearing on their lives as the
AMS (the AMS is irrelevant
to most students except for
us power hungry politicians).
Here I shouldmake the point
that every disabled person is
different and the severity of
their disabilities obviously
varies. There must have been
many disabled students involved with the AMS without us even knowing.
I would also like to
apologize to the student for
whom I am a teaching assistant. I didn't intend to single
him out in public like this (of
course in my department everyone knows who exactly I
am talking about). I am not
entirely sure that I said
something like "he's been
coping quite well" - that
sounds quite condescending.
I would expect him to cope
with the course just like
anyone else and if he had any
problems specific to his lack
of mobility I would hope that
he would tell me and I would
expect the course instructor
and ultimately the department and university to deal
with the problems with the
lab setup.
Michael K.Y. Hughes
Stay off the sidewalks
RE: Sean Fleming: Fear and
Loathing on the Campaign
The author asks: "Which
is more important, a potential reduction in the rate of
violent crime, or the personal
rights and freedoms of many
thousands of Canadians who
chose to give up the means to
defend yourself and your
family adequately, trusting
the police ... V
I want to add: Why are
we deprived of our rights and
freedom to operate tanks on
public roads that are maintained with our tax dollars? I
dontintend to harm anybody.
But, can I trust the police to
keep up with drunken drivers, speeding weirdos and
irresponsible gun owners?
Shall I give up the most reliable means to defend my life
- travelling in a tank?
Wouldn't our roads, highways
and society in general be
much safer with everybody
driving tanks? Thank you!
Ronald Heere
Civil Engineering
Grad Studies
Sour About
I'm shocked and appalled that anyone could
possibly write a tribute about
Frances Foran!!! Although
she was undoubtedly an excellent writer, she appeared
to be a woman full of unresolved angers and resentments which manifested itself clearly in her articles.
Fortunately she has been
depowered; for the time being anyway. Nothing is more
dangerous than a journalist
with an attitude!!
C. Taylor
Fine Arts 3
It was an icepick
As organizers ofthe May
6 an ti-facist protest, we'dlike
to add to the October 25 article, "Police protect the nazi
... protesters arrested."
It is an outrage that John
Lipscomb and five trade
unionists were arrested for
the "crime" of defending
themselves and others
against the fascists. We and
our comrades of the
Trotskyist League and the
Partisan Defense Committee
are proud to have mobilized
. 60 protesters -blacks, Asians,
Jews, unionists, gays, youth
and socialists - within 24
hours, against a meeting of
the notorious racists and anti-
Semites of the Canadian
League of Rights.
Our strategy is to mobilize the power of labor to
sweep the fascists from the
streets. On January 22, when
3000 prevented Nazis from
rallying at the Art Gallery,
the TL and PDC mobilized
disciplined labor contingents
under their union banners in
response to our widely-distributed, urgentcalh'All Out
to Stop the Fascists!"
The PDC is working to
mobilize the same labor/minority power to defend all the
anti-fascists. On September
15, the Spartacus Youth Club
organized a rally at UBC in
defense ofthe protesters. The
Vancouver and Toronto locals of the Canadian Union
of Postal Workers, as well as
many other representatives
ofthe labor movement, students, leftists and community leaders, have joined in
demanding: "Drop the
Charges Against the May 6
Anti-Fascist Protesters!"
This is only the beginning of what is required to
get these charges thrown out.
It is urgently necessary for
student clubs, unions and
community groups to rally
to defense of the anti-fascists and to contribute to the
defense campaign. Call the
SYC at: 687-0353 and send
your contributions, earmarked "Anti-Fascist Defense", to the PDC, Box 4932,
Main P.O., Vancouver, B.C.,
V6B 4A6.
Nevin Massing,
Spartacus Youth Club
UBC pollution:
putrid pukefest
I read with interest the
fact that UBC has been listed
as one ofthe top polluters in
1993 by the B.C. Ministry of
Environment. While some
concern should be generated
regarding the effluent from
the incinerator on south
campus an even greater
problem sits before the eyes
of everyone who visits, works
or studies at UBC. What I
refer to is the appalling
amount of trash that is Uttered along the roadways and
byways ofthe campus. Considering the fact that Point
Grey is one ofthe most beautiful places in Vancouver and
considering that the University Campus is populated by
people who supposedly have
a broad education and
heightened social conscience,
it is astounding that people
have chosen to deface the
landscape with all sorts of
waste materials. Should
there not be a student, faculty and staff cleanup of this
abhorrent situation. Does
the Physical Plant or Buildings and Grounds have any TUESDAY 2 NOVEMBER  1993
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also been incredibly insensitive and irresponsible with its sensationalistic "human interest" approach by sho wi ng a complete disregard for
the women whose situation they have exacerbated.
The press have promoted tiie male harassers to deity status by
focusing on how they have enjoyed using the investigation to espouse
their views. Ihe press do not discuss how the women feel and thus do
not attribute the women any humanity; they fade from sight while the
harassers and their experiences become the focal point.
The press has proven no channel through which women could
have cammunicated their experiences. Tbe'woraen in the department
had to resort to "unofficial* meetings and depend on *rumoure*to pass
on vita] information concerningtheir safety. Since women have never
had the same access to the institutionalized channels of communication they have hadto resort to othermeans of communicating, namely
word of mouth. Yet in her letter Nancy Sheehan states that the very
system of communication which the women have used to pass on
pertinant information amongst themselves is wrong. She states the
students sho-jldVytooffsetanyrumoursthatyouknowhavenobasis
in fact." Well Nancy, who has the facts? The women for the last eight
months certainly haven't.
She further states, "I think we must be careful that we do not
escalate this problem'Suddenlyit becomes women'sresponsibihty to
not further upset the harassers into writing more letters. An explicit
case of blaming-the-victim.
And so the institution stays ineffectual rather than taking a
stand. Life is supposed to go on as Dean Sheehan stated in her letter,
"It is necessary that the Department should continue to function, that
classes proceed as scheduled and that students and faculty members
be able to conduct their roles appropriately." As long as the roles are
"appropriately" filled, then the reality of these women's lives can be
dismissed. As long as the institutional machine keeps pretending
nothing is happening by maintaining the illusion of normality, appropriateness and business as usual, nothing will change.
No one is hailing to the administration's call for order voiced in
your letter to the students, Dean Sheehan, because there is no order—
there is a state of chaos exploding on this campus and all you can offer
is a token wave ofthe institutional pom-poms.
responsibility in maintaining the
way the campus looks? Can't we all
do a much better job? It downgrades
the otherwise outstanding ambience of the UBC Campus and its
environment. While people pride
themselves in the beauty of
Vancouver and the surrounding
area they seem to also believe that
having the water, trees and mountains compensates for the discard
of trash throughout their immediate environment. Somehow there is
a big contradiction in all of this.
While we are trying to save a few
trees at the south end of Campus
throughout the summer in protest
of a new Institute, people continue
to embarrass UBC with litter. The
clean-up would be a good project for
everyone. The UBC could become a
leading light as a force to improve
the environment and appearance
of our campus.
I cannot take responsibility for
the way things are or have been in
this regard since I have only been
on the faculty here since July 1,
1993 and in Vancouver for a similar
period of time. However, I am happy
to fix the problem. Does anyone
have any suggestions as to how to
Bruce M. McManus
Professor and Head,
department of Pathology
Thank you, Bill
From time to time I visit my old
UBC campus but I have not been
there since before the fire in the
Village and I sometimes visit the
Ubyssey office, my old Totem Park
residence, and the Law School, including Prof. Blom, which I left
before graduating during the revolutionary "Wet Nam War years.
I note that the former Prime
Minister the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot
Trudeau's to speak to UBC student
at a question and answer session on
Tuesday, November 16,1993.1 met
letters to the staff continued
Ellen Sauve, the wife of his third
cousin Don Sauve, while I was a
mental patient in a clinic in the
Autumn of 1984. There is great
tragedy, with the loss of two sons in
the Don Sauve family.
I met David Lewis speaking at
UBC and I am glad that Audrey
McLaughlin spoke to a good reception at UBC during the recent federal election.
I recall the conservative editor
John Kelsey, and the radical writers Gabo Mate and Stan Persky.
Bill Sawchen
Way to go Dinos!!
Your ace reporter and super
city hall sleuth Dinos Kyrou has
deflated my estimate of mayoral
candidate Bob Seeman's chances of
electoral success ("80 percent of cycling accidents fault of cyclists —
Bob Seeman," UBYSSEY, November 2.) I did not say that Seeman's
"chances of winning the election as
an independent are precisely four
billion to one against." I was more
favourable to Seeman by a factor of
571.4287. I said that his chances
are seven million to one — providing that all other candidates do not
drop dead before the election. However, I was wise enough to decline
Seeman's offer of a wager at my
own odds.
Paul Tennant
Department of Political
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any Issue.
Letters must be typed and are not to exceed
300 words In length. Content which Is
Judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist,
racist or factually Incorrect will not be published. Please be concise. Letters may be
edited for brevity, but It is standard Ubyssey
policy not to edit letters for spelling or
grammatical mistakes. Please bring them,
with Identification, to SUB 241K. Letters
must Include name, faculty, and signature.
Coming soon to The Ubyssey
Holly Cole Trio
Arthur Andersen &Ca SC
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Hong Kong
People's Republic of China
• Philippines
• Singapore
• South Korea
• Taiwan
• Thailand
Arthur Andersen & Co, SC, an international professional services firm, has exciting
opportunities for staff accountants and consultants in its many practice areas including
auditing, tax, business advisory services (including corporate recovery, operational consulting
and litigation services), systems integration consulting, strategic services and change
management consulting. Positions are available to highly motivated students who are citizens
or legal to work in one of these countries and will be returning there upon the completion of a
bachelors or masters degree in a variety of majors including:
Business Administration
(principally masters level)
Management Science
Computer Science
Information Systems
(principally electrical & industrial)
We will be visiting the University of British Columbia on December 6 to interview qualified
students for overseas positions. If you are interested in meeting with one of our
representatives, please submit your resume to UBC Student Placement Services by November
12. If you are unable to meet this deadline, you may forward your resume to Kathy
Hjermstad, 1666 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006 or fax to (202) 785-4689. Resumes sent
to this address should be received by November 19. Only short listed candidates will be
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ice of Mot
ion gp
The following notice of motion was given at the SAC meeting dated Oct. 26,
1993. That SAC deconstitute the following clubs:
Accounting Club
Friends of Youth Parliament
Philosopy Student's Society
African Students Association
Geography Students Associa
AISES (American Indian
Pottery Club
Science & Engineering
Geological Engineering Club
Pre-Dental Students
Geophysics Society
Pre-Law Club
Aquaculture Club
Association of Engineering
Badminton Club
Great Wall Culture Club
HASK-Croatian Student's
Health International of UBC
Reform Party Student's
Society of the AMS
Sailing Club
Scit (Senior Citizens') Club
Bhangara Club
Health Sciences Association
Single Parents Association
Bio-Resource Engineering Club
Hewlett Packard Users Group
Ski Club
Bowling Association
History Students Association
Skydiving Club
Social Credit
Butokukan Karate Club
Inter Fraternity Council
Campus Pro-Life
International Relations
Sororitites of UBC
Chemical Engineering Club
Students' Association
Chess Club
Ismaili Students Association
Sports Car Club
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Japan Exchange Club
Stamp Club
Chinese Varsity Club
Kendo Club
Students for Forestry
Awareness of the A.M.S.
Christian Science Organiza
Korean Intercollegiate
Students For Peace &
Student Society
Civil Engineering Club
Latter-Day Saints Students
Taiwanese Students'
Commerce Community
Life Drawing Club
Tennis Network
Computer Science Students
Lutheran Students Movement
Transportation Club
Curling Club
Management Information
Ukranian Club
Dance Horizons
East Indian Students
System Club
Marketing Association
United Church Campus
Metals & Naturals Engineering
Urban Land Economics Club
Economics Students
of the AMS
Muslim Students Association
Engineering Physics Club
New Democrat Party (NDP)
Varsity Outdoor
Engineers Environment Klub
Newman Club
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Fencing Club
Pacific Rim Club
Whetstone Magazine
First Year Engineers Club
Personal Computing Club
Windsurfing Club
Note: This is because one or more of Executive Lists, Membership lists or budget has not been
handed in. Please note this motion will be discussed at the November 8, 1993 SAC
meeting. If you have any concerns please contact the SAC secretary, Grant Rhodes in
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Caption contest winners: Betcha thought we forgot
"Oh yessss! We Wonl We Wonl My God!! I never thought we could do
K. We won the parliamentary hockey pool."
The winners are:
Jean Chretien playing pool - Kevin Haidl
Cream-a-Tory soup cans - Edward Soorany
Audrey McLaughlin - Marc Dinsdale
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Kim's head, corner pocket.
You have won a fabulous Ubyssey t-shirt designed
by a cool Vancouver artist. Come to
SUB 241K to pick up your prize.
Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of prizes
to faculty members. The Faculty of Arts will select five (5) winners of the prizes for excellence
in teaching for 1994.
Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC. The three
years include 1993 - 94.
The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory, advanced,
graduate courses, graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process:
Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the Head of the Department, the Director of the School, or the Chair of the programme in which the nominee
teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students,
alumni, or faculty, and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a letter of nomination or pick up a form from the office of the Dean of Arts
in Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
The deadline for submission of nominations to Departments, Schools or Programmes, is 21
January 1994.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well during Spring
Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or call
Associate Dean of Arts, Dr. Sherrill Grace at 822-9121.


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