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The Ubyssey Jan 17, 1989

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January 17 , 1989 NEWS
Minister talks tuition
By Lisa Purdy
"We are making some progress" was B.C. finance minister
Mel Couvelier's standard response to the approximately fifty
students who asked questions
about the state of post-secondary
education funding in a noon question and answer period yesterday.
Couvelier initially said he
"takes no position on the tuition
fee increases." But when presented with a petition with over
2,000 signatures, he said he would
be happy to pass on the copies "to
one of the nine ministers in
Agreeing with the audience
that there was not enough money
going to higher education, Couvelier added there "will never be
enough (to fill the) insatiable
needs of society."
He added that "we are moving—(but) not quick enough for
you in this room today."
When a student asked if Couvelier could name the exact dollar
figure that the provincial government gives to post-secondary education, Couvelier said he chooses
not to "give exact figures" in danger of falling into an "accountant's
Couvelier questioned
whether UBC actually had the
highest tuition fees and concluded
the question and answer period by
saying the university must be a
very worthy institution if the
prices were so high.
When a student asked the
minister how he could quantify
education, he said he "measures
education by your market value
when you get out of here."
Couvelier dismissed accusa
tions of underfunding and skimming the top off transfer payments
by saying it was "absolute hog-
wash," and said post-secondary
education has had "the largest
percentage increase from the provincial expenditures budget, surpassing health expenditures."
"The federal government does
not distinguish between health
and education" when it addresses
federal funds to B.C., but delivers
them in a lump sum which the
provincial government then distributes, said Couvelier. He added
that the provincial government
spends more money on post-secondary education than the federal
Couvelier opened the event
with a fifteen-minute speech outlining the achievements of the
Social Credit party in the past two
and a half years, and credited
Socred export policy for "a vigorous rebound since the recession of
the early 1980's."
Couvelier said changes were
coming in government relations
on the federal and provincial levels as aresult of a new emphasis on
Canadian-Asian trade, with B.C.
as "the gateway to the Pacific."
Part of the government's
commitment to increased trade
with the Orient is to be the only
province in Canada teaching
Mandarin and Japanese in High
Schools, so young British Columbians would be "best able to understand the lifestyles, business practices, and morays of our neighbours in the Pacific."
The finance minister's appearance in the Student Union
Building was sponsored by the
UBC Young Socreds.
UBC club takes wind
out RVYC's sails
By Stephen Lazenby
After 18 months of choppy
seas, the UBC sailing club finally has a clean breeze and full
Last week the B.C. small
claims court ordered the Royal
Vancouver Yacht Club to pay
$1500 plus interest and costs for
a July 1987 incident where the
RVYC failed to pay off a $500
contract for renting several of
the Sailing Club's boats.
Not only did the RVYC fail
to pay, it failed to provide replacement boats for the three
day period and then returned
the boats in worse shape than
when they borrowed them, according to UBC Sailing Club
Treasurer/Secretary Winfred
van der Sande.
"Instead of fixing up our
boats as they had agreed to do,
the Yacht Club returned them
without their masts and lines.
One of the boats was out of
commission for ten days," said
van der Sande, who was club
Commodore at the time of the
"They never paid off the
original contract until we
served them with a writ several
months later." By then, however, the Sailing Club was after
damages as well as the price of
the contract.
"We had offered to settle out
of court, and at one point the
Yacht Club said they wanted to
as well, but we never heard back
from them," van der Sande said.
Eventually the two parties
ended up in court, and on January 9 a decision was made in
favour of the Sailing Club, although the award was not as
large as the Sailing Club had
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The $1500 won in the case
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for the club.
Vanessa Geary presents tuition fee protest petition to finance minister Mel Couvelier.
AMS lobbies in lieu of rally
Mock political prisoner highlights Amnesty International week in SUB.
January 17,1989
By Laura J. May
While UBC students are organizing rallies and protests
against next year's proposed tuition fee hike, the Alma Mater Society is lobbying the provincial government and board members to
stop the hikes.
"Everyday I'm in contact with
both (the Ministry of Advanced
Education and Job Training and
the Ministry of Finance). Between
now and the board meeting, 111 be
meeting privately with a number
of the board members," said AMS
president Tim Bird Friday.
"I'm sure a number of the
board members will approach (the
tuition issue) with an open mind
and quite possibly support the
student plea. The worst thing
(students) can dois lose hope. If we
could ever affect this sort of decision, it would be this year," Bird
The Board of Governors may
vote against the proposed tuition
increase because they're a new
board with no precedent of approving large increases, he said.
The AMS is doing everything
it can to keep tuition down—sending representatives to lobby Advanced Education Minister Stan
Hagen and Finance Minister Mel
Couvelier, starting petitions, organizing a letter-writing campaign, and presenting a report
denouncing fee increases to the
board—except organizing demonstrations.
The AMS's role is not to organize   demonstrations   but   to
lobby politicians and board members, Bird said.
"A demonstration is far more
significant if it's individuals and
small groups joining together
rather than if it's one huge organization like the AMS manufacturing a demonstration."
"A peaceful rally and demonstration are terrific follow-
throughs for our efforts," Bird
said, referring to the January 18
rally and January 26 demonstration, both organized by the Students Opposed to Tuition Fee
Hikes. "The demonstrations deserve the AMS support and encouragement."
But the AMS is more likely to
be successful in fighting tuition
hikes if they organize demonstrations themselves, according to
Paul Mendes, President of Simon
Fraser University's Student Union.
"Student organizations must
take a leadership role on an issue
like this. We have the skills and
resources," Mendes said in an
interview Friday.
Lobbying and reports alone
will not persuade a board to keep
tuition down, according to Mendes.
"In years past, we've gone the
traditional route—written briefs,
well thought-out, coherent arguments, suits and ties. We've been
very polite. Nothing happened.
They've said: Thank you very
much. We appreciate the work
you've done. But we have to raise
the fees " he said.
Last year, they tried a new
approach: a demonstration during
SFLFs Board of Governors' meeting.
"We made the board very
uncomfortable," Mendes said. He
attributes all the concessions the
board made last year to the demonstration. (Last year, SFU's
board lowered fees for co-op students and reduced the proposed
fee increase for graduate students.)
"We're still reaping the benefits ofthe actions we took last year.
They only proposed a six percent
increase this year," he said, noting
that SFU usually proposes the
same increase that UBC does.
(UBC's proposed increase is 10
percent this year.)
Bird said that while student
union-sponsored demonstrations
may work at SFU, demonstrations
alone won't work at UBC.
"UBC's Board of Governors
and administration is more research and corporate-oriented.
SFU's caters more to the needs of
B.C. students. Consequently, the
way you approach one board is
different from the way you ap-
proach the other board. It seems
like a middle-of-the-road, wimpy
type of approach, but you've got to
tailor your presentation to the
group of decision-makers," Bird
Mendes disagreed that SFU's
board is more sympathetic to student needs: "Our Board is not different. If anything, our's is of a
much harder line."
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Birds split
By Joe Altwasser
The 'Birds pulled themselves
out of the mire of controversy to
play some of their best ball of the
season, splitting a double-header
in Edmonton this past weekend.
The 'Birds won Friday night
by one, 76-75, to the Golden-Bears
led by Jason Leslie's eighteen
points. Coach Enns was very
pleased with Leslie's play, the
second weekend in a row he has
put in a sterling performance.
Saturday night the 'Birds also
played well but due to foul trouble
came out on the bottom side of an
84-79 score.
Despite the loss Enns was
pleased with the play ofthe team,
in particular the bench which, led
by strong play by Diego Marchese,
Gord Matson, and Paul Cohee,
kept the 'Birds in the game.
Enns feels the Thunderbirds
are ready for the Vikings this
weekend when they travel to Victoria to face the UVic squad. "After
this weekend I have never been
happier with the team this year,"
said Enns. Enns noted that with
the exception of the Vikings UBC
has split every series this year.
UBC needs lots of support in
Victoria where the match has been
sold out for two weeks. There are
some tickets available through the
UBC Athletic office for any UBC
students interested in going.
Field Hockey
The varsity women's field-
hockey team began the indoor
season with an arm-wrestle—
tying for first with the Vancouver
Doves in the UBC invitational
indoor tournament at UBC last
UBC went through round-
robin play undefeated with victories over North Vancouver 6-1,
Burnaby 3-2, and Vancouver
Doves 4-2.
In semi-final play the 'Birds
hammered Simon Fraser 5-1 to
advance to the final. Strong goal-
tending by Darcy Vogel and a two
goal effort by Melanie Slade propelled the 'Birds past their cross-
town rivals.
The final saw the T-Birds in a
rematch with the Vancouver
Doves. The match was an exciting
one that ended in a 2-2 tie.
The tournament did not provide for a tie breaker leaving the
teams technically in a tie for first
place. Both teams, in the true
spirit of competition, decided to
play a five minute over-time which
the 'Birds lost.
The "Birds play next on January 28th and 29th in the B.C. indoor tournament at Windemere
high school.
UBC ranks
UBC Athletics has
proven to be a force this year
in the Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union having
five out of eight teams ranked.
The UBC hockey team is
the biggest suprise ofthe season and is at present fighting
for top spot in the Canada-
West conference with the Calgary Dinos, hardly a position
that most hockey experts
would have predicted at the
start ofthe season. The Birds
were ranked eighth in the
country in the last CIAU poll.
The UBC volleyball
teams are also a national powerhouse this year led by the
men who are ranked fourth.
And the women are also in the
top ten nationally placing
sixth. Both teams will hope to
improve their rating when
they host the UVic Vikings
this weekend at War Memorial.
Lastly the swim teams,
which are always competitive, complete the list of varsity ranked clubs. The women
are ranked fifth and the men
seventh in the nation.
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January 17 , 1989 SPORTS
By Franka Cordua-von Sprecht
Forty volleyball teams from
B.C., Alberta, Washington and
Oregon descended on UBC this
weekend to participate in the 22nd
annual UBC Thundervolley '89.
Coordinated by UBC
headcoaches Dale Ohman and
Donna Baydock, and umpired by
the Thunderbirds, the tournament featured top level club, college, and junior varsity teams.
"It's a good tournament for
junior teams. It also gives us the
opportunity to do some scouting
for potential varsity players," said
Ohman. "And it's a source of fundraising for the UBC volleyball
In the men's pool, Seattle's
Super Jock and Jill waltzed to gold
over Nanaimo's Zulu: 12-15,15-
In the first game, the Jocks
raced off to an 8-2 lead but fell
asleep and lost the game to the
spirited Zulus.
But Jock's power-hitter Mike
Toakley, deemed the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament,
and setter Mike Clark, selected as
an Ail-Star, led the up-hill battle
to victory.
"~Beat the Canadians!' was
the goal we set at the beginning of
the season," said the Jocks' off-side
hitter Steve Richmond. "This is
the first time we've beaten them
(the Canadians)."
"We put the ball down well,
worked harder than they did and
only had one three-game match.
They were tired," Richmond said.
Physical fatigue figured in the
Zulu loss.
Zulu power-hitter-coach
Brian Beach said, "We had a close
semi-final against our arch-rivals
Blue Zone (from Victoria) and it
was hard to get up for this one."
Beach added that his team
hadn't practiced since half of the
team lives on the Island, and the
other half on the Mainland.
jAnother American team—
Club Dead—from Spokane, Washington knocked off a broken Blue
Zone in straight games: 15-11,15-
Club Dead also surprised
Kelowna's Air BC and handed
them an untimely loss in the preliminaries.
In the women's pool, Vancouver teams Game Point 'A' and 3rd
Debut slipped unscathed into the
gold final.
But it was Game Point with a
quicker attack and tighter defence
that rolled to victory in straight
games: 15-5, 15-8
"We played crisp volleyball.
They did what I told them—it was
a textbook game," said Game
Point's coach Betty Baxter.
Baxter credited setter Kelly
Miechan, one of many UBC ex-
varsity players on the team, with a
fine performance: "I give the setter a lot of responsibility. Miechan
can take pressures and keep control ofthe game."
Voted women's MVP,
Miechan was pleased with the
tournament but felt participation
by the UBC varsity teams could
have still raised the calibre of
The women's counterpart to
Super Jock and Jill, Jock and Jill
carried south the bronze medals.
Many UBC ex-varsity
and Canadian ex-national
volleyball players slipped on
their kneepads last weekend
to participate in the UBC
Thundervolley tournament.
An All-Star ofthe tournament, 27-year old Paul Thiessen is a former UBC varsity and two-year national
team player. After the national team failed to qualify
the Olympics last June in
Itai.,, the specialty spiker
Working as a school
teacher in the Nelson school
district, Thiessen now plays
with highly competitive Air
BC, but is lookingfor a professional contract in Europe.
Another former Thunderbird, veteran Carol Bishop
played nationals for 13 years
and now plays with club team
3rd Debut.
Working on her doctorate
of psychology at UBC, Bishop
meets three times a year with
her long-time volleyball
friends, all of whom have varsity, junior or national experience.
An anomaly at the tournament, Bishop was not lured
to Thundervolley '89 because
ofthe high quality of competition: "We do this for social
reasons. This is a long tradition for us."
"No practice, no warm-up
are the criteria to play on our
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Student Senators-at-
Michael Libby
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My name is Michael Libby and
I am a candidate for the position of
Senator-at-Large. I have had executive experience on several campus bodies and I'm hoping to apply
this to Senate.
The Senate consists of 87
members, only 17 of which are students. It is often easy for the other
60 members not to take into account
the needs of the majority of this
institution—the students. My associations with a diverse range of
student organizations allow me to
keep in touch with all facets of
campus life, and to bring their concerns and ideas to the Senate. At
the forefront of these concerns are
the 10 percent tuition hikes. While
Senate does not have a mandate to
abolish these, as a member of Senate, I would be in an position to
better voice student concerns to the
appropriate authorities.
UBC's present grading system
is in need of a review. Although it
has functioned sufficiently for some
time, it is quite unique and distinct
from other, more conventional systems. A review would provide a
second look at our system and allow
for evaluation as well as comparison to other systems. This would
make clear to more students the
rationale behind our system and
allow them to assess its effectiveness and its reflections of the
student's efforts.
A change to UBC's schedule
does not seem to be a matter that
needs immediate attention. Most
students would appreciate an extended reading break but this could
only be the result of compromising
the schedule at other times of the
Brian Taylor
As an undergraduate, any decisions made by the Senate or Board
of Governors will most likely directly affect me (and all other undergraduates) now and for some
years to come. While having political experience is a virtue, it should
not be the sole consideration in
choosing a representative. If
elected, I would apply myself with
enthusiasm and diligence to the
position of Senator-at-Large.
I would like to accurately represent the concerns of the student
body on matters of academic importance, such as the President's Mission Statement. I think the goals of
the university should be two-fold:
increase accessibility to university
education and strive for excellence.
I would also like to be on the committee that assists the President in
preparing the budget so that the
present tuition hikes are not repeated next year.
I am in favour of establishing a
committee to examine courses with
unusually high or low average
marks. It is exasperating to put in
significant effort and be rewarded
with an unfair mark. I think there
should be an additional mark on
transcripts representing percentile
standing identical to the system
used in the SAT, GMAT or LSAT
At the moment, I do not see the
need of a reading break. It is a
euphemism for a spring break holiday. The four month-plus summer
break is plenty of time to have a
holiday. On other schedule matters
I am open minded and if elected I
would actively canvass the opinion
of students on all matters.
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As a relative newcomer to the
UBC political scene, I believe that I
bring some fresh blood to a tired
and familiar race. I bring a commitment to socially responsible government and strong democratic representation. I believe that groups who
continue to be under-represented
need a new voice in campus politics
David Orchard
At present, I am a member of
the EUS council and the president
of the Sigma Phi Delta fraternity
(DAFWAT). These posts, as well as
several key posts in the past, have
given me the experience needed to
act as a responsible representative
on the Senate.
I'd like to remedy the fact that
many program changes are occurring without student consultation.
In addition, Telereg will be entering
its sophomore year and a few problems with it, such as the early tuition fee payment due dates, still
need to be addressed.
At present, UBC is the only
university in B.C. that still operates under the 1.5 unit per term
system. It is an archaic system
which is long overdue for upgrading.
The UBC schedule at present is
silly. We are the only university
and might find that in me.
I hope to press for a more open
and friendly institution. The power
ofthe senate is felt in every instance
of your dealings with the university. We need representatives who
are aware and effective in lobbying
on your behalf. Although I will be
only one voice of some eighty-odd
senators, you can be assured that
my voice will be heard.
Coming to UBC from Langara,
I find this ludicrous and archaic
grading system difficult to stomach. We need a new grading system.
The trick will be whether or not the
system will be better for students.
We need a system which is flexible
enough to reflect the difference
between a first class and a second
class but have some relevance, say
between the Arts and Science faculties. This is not necessarily an easy
task when you consider the faculty
and the administration each have
their own agenda. What I would
hope for is amediated system which
would be acceptable to everyone.
Again I would like to see
changes which would benefit the
students, both socially and academically. Areading week would be-
nice, but honestly how many of us
would read?
which has less than a week midterm vacation. This isn't long
enough to go to the bathroom, let
alone take a break. As well, we are
in class a week earlier than before.
This should allow us to have a
Christmas vacation of more than
eleven days.
Philip Wang
I am currently in 3rd Year
Computer Science, having just
transferred in from Computer Engineering. Many of you from both
Science and Applied Science may
already know me. After taking
courses with you in these faculties,
including the arts, I have a broader
view of the academic problems
faced by students. I understand the
(un)fairness of courses, teachers,
and marks.
I want to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to
pursue their dreams and ambitions,   help   right   the   injustices
caused by finances, teachers, peer-
pressure, and even the
(irrelevancy of courses. I believe in
a balance between a rounded education with a curriculum of relevant
career-oriented courses. When a
student fails half of his/her core
courses, he/she must have someone
to turn to; someone who can explain
the available options, from a talk to
their instructor to a formal appeal
to Senate.
UBC needs a new grading system; ours is outdated and unfair.
We first need a comprehensive
examination of grading systems at
other institutions, including effects
on student moral, employment
opportunities, etc. A system that
takes into account the difficulty of
the course involved puts too much
weight on class standings, and encourage students to select easy
courses. A university education
should expose a student to new
ideas and experiences, but must be
fairly graded.
Many will agree that they
would like to see a longer Christmas break. Also, exam schedules
should be available at the beginning of each term so students can
plan their examination load. Students would thus be able to either
study intensively for a few weeks
and then have all their exams over
with, or spread their exams over the
entire exam period.
Below are your ten candidates for Student Senator-at-Large, of which you vote for five.The
candidates were asked to give a brief introduction, outline their goals, and answer two
questions-l.What do you think about a new grading system? Or do you? and 2. Would you like to see
any changes to the UBC schedule, ie. Reading week?
Wendy King
As an open-minded student
running for Senate, I am concerned
about the direction ofthe university
and I want to have some input. I am
an undergraduate and I think it is
necessary that some ofthe decisionmakers represent the majority of
students that will be affected (i.e.
undergraduates). It is important
Sean Haffey
I am running for re-election as
a student senator at large because I
feel that I am a well qualified candidate. Having been in the Senate for
the past year, I have learned what
the Senate does and how it does it.
I am involved in providing student
input into library planning and
other issues, such as Telereg, and
we are having great success in these
areas. It now looks like the University will be raising money for a new
library soon. I have also been working with the AMS External Affairs
committee and other campus organizations to improve students'
lives at UBC. As well, I have spent,
and will continue to spend, a good
deal of time explaining to people
what the Senate does.
I would support an improved
grading system, such as the one
proposed in The Ubyssey recently.
It is often hard to simply judge how
well a student does on the basis of a
straight percentage and some other
information could be helpful to
employers and students. It is important to make sure that a new
Derek Pettingale
Derek Pettingale, 3rd yr. Commerce, Urban Land Option.
I have been a student Senator
at-large for the last two terms during which time I was a member of
the Academic Appeals Committee
(2yrs), Academic Building Needs
(lyr), Chairman of the Student
Senators Caucus (lyr) and the Student Senator's AMS representative. I have at one time or another
been active with the Arts and the
Commerce undergraduate societies
and am an active member of the
that 50 percent ofthe student body
have a voice in the Senate-at-Large
I would like to influence the
university decisions about future
tuition hikes, ensure that the academic quality of the university is
maintained (both teaching quality
and research), and address proposals in the President's Mission Statement such as decreasing undergrad
admissions. I would also like to
examine the system of professorial
It is important that there is
standard grading practices so that
students do not feel hard done by
when their work is not rewarded
with a fair mark. A committee
should be formed to examine
courses with abnormally high or
low average marks. There should
also be some indication on the transcript of relative class standing.
The present schedule is fine as
it is. It would be nice to have a
reading break—however, not at the
expense of exams being crammed
together. On this and other matters
I will endeavor to find out the concerns of students.
grading system would be thought
out before it was introduced or we
could end up with a system which is
worse than the present one. This
applies to changing the University
calendar too.
Later dates for fee payments
are a priority, but any other
changes, like an extended reading
week, shouldn't be at the students'
expense by cutting down the summer break and our earning potential.
Sigma Chi Fraternity.
If re-elected, I hope to have
tuition fee payment dates
changed—I want the first installment to be due in September not
August because I feel that this
would be a great benefit to students
and of little inconvenience to the
UBC administration. My second
hope is to ensure that the proposed
policy concerning medical leave for
students is fair and protective of
their rights and academic needs.
The biggest concern of the upcoming session of Senate will be the
Mission Statement and I will be
very interested to see what the fully
resolved direction of UBC will be.
A new grading system for UBC
is overdue. Hopefully the issue will
come before Senate after the Mission Statement is finished and the
fundraising campaign has begun. A
new system would be welcomed,
but is in the future.
Changes to the academic calendar are needed. However, under our
current academic year it would be
difficult to make small changes. We
would have to make major changes.
I think the extra time gained with
the use ofthe Telereg system will be
more apparent next year. Unfortunately, the way this year's calendar
meshed with the academic calendar
was terrible.
Tony Fogarassy
Experience: 1987-1989 Senator at
As a current student Senator I
am fighting for students on academic policy and admissions issues.
President Strangway's Mission
Statement proposes to reduce undergraduate enrollment by 2000
students. Think about it; 2000 students. Faculties most affected include Arts, Science and Applied
Science. Minimum admission standards will rise from 2.5 to 3.0 gpa.
Ramifications of such reductions
are enormous. Ultimately, we will
have even more increases in tuition
(8%+). With regional colleges bursting due to overenrollment, more
B.C. students will be denied the
opportunity to pursue higher education in their home province. Ifyou
have   a  little   brother   or   sister,
nephew or niece, they'll be directly
affected by this academic policy.
2000 students; please allow me as
an incumbent Senator to continue
the fight and we will force the
administration to forgo enrollment
Two years ago a President's
Task Force proposed a major restructuring of grading practices at
UBC. Senate has adopted the policy
which is very fair to all students.
Payment of 1st term tuition
fees are due August 31st because of
Telereg(instead of late September).
Students with summer jobs traditionally work until Labour Day and
are discriminated against by such a
policy. Please read the first paragraph—it's the most important
academic issue this university has
faced in decades.
Tom Kaweski
The Senate does not receive as
much press or raise as many tempers or eyebrows as does the Board
of Governors. Tuition increases,
daycare, and abortion are issues
that affect us immediately and
things such as admissions and curriculum are less contentious and
therefore less newsworthy. The
Senate, however, sets the academic
and intellectual direction for our
university. I believe the mandate of
UBC is not to be a waterboy for
government or partial interests but
to lead the province in ideas and
The quality of the faculty and
the curriculum must be maintained
or improved. Ifyou go through four,
or however many years of work/
hell/etc. you want to graduate with
a degree that means something to
you and others—potential employers, your parents, whoever. The
program of honorary degrees
should be re-evaluated and there
should be serious efforts to further
develop the Asian Studies programs.
A new grading system is a
must. The current use of classes
and passes is too broad to mean
anything, too confusing to those
from other universities using the
more sane letter-grade system.
Just try explaining to an American
university that "An 83 at UBC actually equals a ninety at Alabama."
We should consider using a system
where the students are ranked according to their placing in the class.
The starting date for fall
classes should be pushed forward or
the deadline for fee payments
pushed back. We should not have
the situation where a student's
registration is cancelled by Telereg
before that student has even set
foot on campus.
The reading break is an issue
that is not as cut and dry. I would
like a full week to catch up on reading and restore my sanity, but others have told me they would rather
finish classes a week earlier. It's a
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Walter H. Gage Common Block
Sedgewick Library S.U.B.
Daytime Polls, Wednesday,
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January 18,19, and 20,1989
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Hebb Theatre
Sedgewick Library
Henry Angus
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(Subject to students being available to run these polling stations.)
Candidates from which Two are to be elected:
Tim Bird (Fourth Year Education)
Gord Hohensee (Third Year Arts)
Kurt Preinsperg (Ph.D. candidate - Philosophy)
Jim Shepherd (Third Year Engineering)
Candidates from which Five are to be elected:
Ed Beny (Third Year Social Work)
Tony Fogarassy (M.Sc. candidate - Geological Sciences)
Sean Haffey (Third Year Arts)
Tom Kaweski (Third Year Arts)
Wendy King (Third Year Arts)
Michael Libby (Third Year Arts)
David Orchard (Third Year Engineering)
Derek Pettingale (Third Year Commerce)
Philip Wang (Third Year Science)
Brian Taylor (Second Year Arts)
(One to be elected)
Patrick G. Goodwin (First Year Architecture)
Geoff Porter (Fourth Year Engineering)
(Voting will take place in the Computer Science
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(One to be elected)
Lothar Boensch (Third Year)
Joanna Harrington (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Buchanan Building only)
(One to be elected)
Michael Cheung (Third Year)
Wendy Fox (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in Woodward/IRC only)
(one to be elected)
Janine Benedet (Second Year)
Reg Peters (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Chemistry Building and Hebb Theatre)
(It should be noted that any allegation or irregularities with these
elections must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 48
hours of the close of polling (exclusive of weekends or public
holidays) and must include the signatures of at least three students
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running in each. As with the
Senators-at-Large, the candidates were asked to give an introduction, an outline of their goals
and answer two questions-1.
What do you think about a new
grading system, or do you? and 2.
Would you like to see any changes
in the UBC schedule, ie. Reading
Lothar Boensch
As a Senate representative
for the faculty of Arts, I hope to
achieve a number of goals. I believe that the Arts faculty has been
under represented on the UBC
campus as a whole and many
needs ofthe students must be met.
Telereg, as efficient as it is, must
be upgraded. Classes become full
too quickly and often, and even if
space still exists in the course, itis
next to impossible to register in it.
There must be an overiding system implemented. I also feel that
the "eliteness" of UBC must be
altered and the doors open to more
variety of students.
I feel the grading system that
is presently used is too general.
The range between a 1st and 2nd
class standing must be narrowed
and an intermediate grade put in
place. In addition, the pass standing is too high and many students
find their transcripts plagued
with Fs, even though they may
have a 64% average. Lowering the
pass standing to 60% may have a
positive effect on the student body.
The UBC schedule, as it stands
now, is pretty mediocre. I feel the
workload of Arts students requires additional reading breaks,
of two or three days each, to allow
students to catch-up on work. If
someone belongs to a club or Fraternity/Sorority, it very difficult to
maintain a steady pace of work.
After all, isn't the social aspect as
important as the academic aspect?
I feel my past experience
working on various councils in
school and in the Greek system
merit me for this position. I feel
that I can give the Arts students of
UBC a strong voice in the Senate.
Although I am a newcomer to the
UBC political scene, I know that
you can count on a strong and
reliable voice in the student senate.
I believe the main issues facing Arts students next year will be
tuition fee increases, UBC's financial aid system, Telereg and the
inadequate funding of UBC's libraries. With ever-increasing tuition, UBC must allocate more
funds to scholarships and bursaries. A responsive and effective
student voice will ensure that
Senate policies reflect the needs of
students. I can be that voice.
As an Arts Senator, I would
hope to improve the awareness of
Senate decisions and affairs. Student concerns regarding curriculum, academic policies and overcrowded classrooms need to be
voiced at Senate meetings so that
the administration is aware ofthe
problems. I believe that commitment, experience and a willingness to listen to student concerns,
rather than personal agendas, are
necessary in the Senate.
The grading system in Arts
suffers from a lack of consistency
between departments. In that
respect, changes to the grading
system are necessary. Yet, the
quality of our education can not be
measured by the grades of students. Of greater concern is the
state of UBC's libraries.
A longer December break is
Joanna Harrington
needed to allow students to go
home for Christmas. Two days in
February can not be called a Reading Break. Many of this year's
problems with the scheduling of
courses and exam breaks were due
to Telereg. The August Telereg
deadline was far too early and, as
a result, over 750 registrations
were cancelled. Voicing student
concerns in the Senate can help
solve the problems with Telereg
deadlines and allow the Registrar
to schedule breaks that meet the
needs of students.
January 17 ,1989 SlNAtl SUCTIONS
Vote for one of these two candidates
Reg Peters
As a 3rd year Science student, I
have been involved on the SUS
and Senate. I continue to play an
active role for Science students
representing them on the Academic Appeals Committee as well
as the Selections Committee for
the new dean of Science.
As a Senate rep, I plan to
continue providing Science students with an active representation of their concerns. I want to
push for student representation
on the Telereg Advisory Committee, allowing for input from the
over 26,000 student users. I also
want to increase student input on
Science curriculum changes.
A careful look needs to be
taken at our present grading system which warrants improvement. The present unit system
needs some vital changes allowing
for accurate indication of the
course work and load.
I would like to see some improvements to the UBC schedule
such as revising the Christmas
exam period to allow students to
finish earlier. Students have expressed much concern over the
lack of a reading week during the
spring semester. As a student
Senator I will push to have these
concerns addressed.
Janine Benedet
My name is Janine Benedet
and I'm running for Science Senator. I do have a face but circumstances beyond my control left me
pictureless. I am a second year
student doing a chemistry/biology
double major and hope to eventually enter the faculty of law, focussing on environmental issues. I
am an active UBC debater and
would be a strong voice for Science
I would like to restructure the
amount of work students have to
do, the number of hours science
students spend in classes and labs,
and   increase   the   number   of
choices. In certain programs, science students virtually get no electives. I'dlike tomake it mandatory
for profs to publish the course
materials and texts two weeks in
advance because textbooks are
very expensive and the current
set-up leaves little time for people
to get used books. Finally, I would
like to make exam procedures
more uniform because in some 3-
unit courses exams are 2 hours,
some 3 hours, sometimes all sections write the same exam, sometimes they don't. It is difficult to
derive any meaning when exams
are not uniformly administered.
It is time to expand the grading system  we have.  It makes
sense to change the numbers to
something other than 75 or 150—
perhaps something more normal
like 100. I also like the idea of
ranking students according to a
letter grade and a grade in relation
to their class or course.
I think a reading week would
be effective if profs decided to give
all the exams before or after the
break. That should be the first
objective. In Science it would be
helpful to have, instead of 2 huge
sections, more sections with fewer
students so that it's easier to arrange a timetable. It costs more
money but since we're paying an
extra $150 in tuition next year,
they can put it towards that.
I am a 4th year Mechanical
Engineering student running as
the Engineering representative
for the position of Applied Science
Senator. I am presently involved
in the Mechanical Engineering
Club and am the Chairman ofthe
UBC Chapter of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers. I
believe that this opportunity to get
involved in the political process
here at UBC would be a new challenge for me and I will make every
effort to fairly represent Applied
I would like to get involved in
the areas that directly affect Applied Science, in particular, new
VGH/UBC Nursing program and
the new Engineering/ Commerce
program. Applied Science is very
dependent on changing technology and we must be very aware of
this when we are creating new
programs or modifying old ones.
A new grading system that
takes into account the relative
difficulty ofthe course is long overdue. The present credit system
only takes into account the
amount of hours spent at the uni
versity and does not take into account the number of hours spent
doing research, preparing assignments, and writing up labs.
A second problem in the grading system is that grades are assigned on a professors judgement
and do not show your relative
ranking in a class. A system that
takes these problems into consideration would be of great benefit.
I feel that the present schedule puts more emphasis on the
April exams than the December
exams. Thisisfine in afaculty that
offers full year courses, but as an
Engineering student, I know that
there are many courses for which
the December exams are final. In
this regard, should be given equal
length exam periods.
The lack of full week reading
break is unfortunate as many
young students at UBC really
begin to feel the pressure of university life around midterms. A
break long enough for students to
visit their families and have a
chance to catch up on unattended
problems would be beneficial and
result in higher overall marks.
Vote for one of
these two
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should analyze the issues and see
them as they affect every engineer, architect and nurse. I am
prepared to address broader issues such as tuition fee increases,
as much as the specific concerns of
the Applied Science community. I
feel my degree in physics is representative ofthe three parts of our
faculty, and this makes me the
best candidate for the job.
The reason for which I was
approached to run for Senate was
that the School of Architecture has
been plagued by problems that
have not been addressed by Senate in the last few years. I propose
to represent every Applied Science
student democratically and voice
their concerns in the Senate.
The issue of a new grading
system is an important one because ofthe present discrepancies
with other Canadian universities.
I think grading should be on the
same standard in all universities,
to facilitate transfer procedures.
I want to ask every Applied
Science student what he or she
would like to see changed in the
schedule. The issue ofthe reading
(or break) week should be seen as
just adding three days to the calendar to help what I consider to be
a majority of students who suffer
from the winter blues. Two days is
not enough.
Patrick Goodwin
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January 17,1989
THE UBYSSEY/9 Just the facts,
r. Couvelier
Yesterday Mel Couvelier, god of finance in the current Socred pantheon, came down from on high to talk to
students and maybe even answer their questions.
This appears to be a very noble gesture on Mr.
Couvelier's part as it quickly became clear that there was
no real purpose for his visit. Unless of course you wanted
to know about the latest Socred insurance scheme, or
what tete-a-tete the minister had next on his agenda.
Maybe you wanted to know about government funding of post-secondary institutions...
Well, he said he wouldn't "get into anybody's bed"
until he knew the facts.
Mr. Couvelier, here are the facts:
In 1986 the federal government made Post-Secondary Education a priority—strangely enough, the Socred
government followed suit, and takes credit for being the
last one to straggle in through the doors of higher learning.
Last year the provincial government increased student aid, but it is still well behind the national level.
Mr. Couvelier boasted about the ceilings on student
loans, but for those who had to deal with the restraint
programs of the early eighties and now have as much as
$20,000-$40,000 debt loads, all Mr. Couvelier could say
was "it's not a perfect world, is it?"
Mr. Couvelier's compassion was echoed in his noncommittal stance on 10 percent tuition hikes: he has nothing to say to the increase.
Then he told the assembled crowd how difficult his
job was and how well he was performing it, but stopped
himself mid-sentence and said "I sound like a politician,
don't I?"
Good guess.
When Mr. Couvelier asked for questions, it became
glaringly apparent that the finance mime-ister either:
A) does not know much about post-secondary
education; or
B) was pleading ignorance to avoid exposing just how
little he does know about post-secondary
It seems absurd that a provincial finance minister
speaking to a group of university students would be so
incredibly unprepared to answer questions regarding
assistance and university funding.
Perhaps the minister's lack of preparation could be
explained by his opinion of the students' concerns—he
said most students just want to "do as little as possible to
get through."
This is the kind of sympathetic voice all students
hope to find in Victoria—he was "not surprised" that
students were opposed to the proposed 10 percent tuition
Evidently Mr. Couvelier forgot that large numbers of
students have experienced first hand just how tough life
can be by being forced to enroll in STUDENT AID 101.
By the way, when will the Young Socreds invite Stan
Hagen to visit?
January 17,1989
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of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
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Upon discovering an open window at the Faculty Club late one
evening, Paul Dayson climbed through and opened the doors for the
remaining members ofthe anarchist cell. Laura J May planted the
flag of the Groucho Marxist Liberation Front on the bar. Katherine
Monk liberally distributed John Lennonist propaganda while Jon
Treichel sought out the rumoured storeroom of Crown Royal. Greg
Davis cried "more booze, I demand to have more booze". Olivia Zanger
ate cucumbers dipped in cream of wheat as Robert Groberman
pondered how Sartre could be such a Marxist and an existentialist.
Chung Wong scrawled Bono quotes on the corridor walls. Monica
Brunner asked the time and Michael Vaney insisted that existentialists don't wear watches. "Ill keep an eye out for the Campus Cowboys," said Michael Booth as heloaded his AK-47. "Don't fire till you
see the red in their eyes," ordered Lisa Purdy as Barb Wilson began
to construct a barricade out of empty beer cases while Joe Altwasser
liberated the beer kegs. Michael Leduc filled up on the condiments
while listening to Robin Muehlebach expounding on the principles of
pure capitalism and Keith Leung blasting Crass over the newly
christened Radio Free Faculty Club. "Down with the Svet Kontic
Gorilla-Imperialist government" screamed Steven Lazenby, and
Laurie McGuiness utilized the newly discovered People's Long Distance Telephone Network... In the distance sirens wailed! Deanne
Fisher bolted for the door carrying as much booty as possible.
city desk:
Deanne Fisher
Robert Groberman
Katherine Monk
It's time
for a
It is becoming apparent
that a lot of students don't
know why people keep getting upset about the tuition
increases. People are angry
because the provincial government gets money from
the federal government that
is supposed to be spent on
education. The federal government doesn't do anything if the province doesn't
spend this money on education, even though it's wrong.
Because no one really complains, the province continues to use the money for
whatever it thinks is important, which isn't education.
It's up to us to show that we
want them to give the
money back to the universities.
Some people say that
the increase is only about
$200. For most people that
is a lot of money, especially
when it's added to all the
other increases of past
years, making education
even more out of reach.
Others mention the
States, where school is
much more expensive, to
show that we could be worse
off. It's a terrible situation
there, but we're not in the
States. The problem here is
that because we're told it is,
we continue to think of education as accessible. It is
becoming more inaccessible. The student loan program does not provide
equalization for people who
couldn't otherwise afford to
go to school.
I live on a student loan.
They're hard to get, hard to
pay back, hard to live on,
and mostly come from the
federal government. The
couple of hundred bucks I
get for the whole year from
the province is approximately equal to one month's
rent. The other thousands
come from the feds. Besides,
very few people are willing
to plunge themselves into
years of back-breaking debt
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for an abstract education
that can't even help get the
worst paying job after all
that hard work. It's a big
gamble to play.
You are all in a unique
position because you can
actually make a difference.
We are allowed to fight for
the rights of others, if not
ourselves. Please join our
demonstration on Thursday, January 26 at 11:30 at
the faculty club.
Marketa Kosman
Arts 4
Costs for
degrees rise
too high
Tuition fees and AMS
fees are both fees which
students are compelled to
pay if they wish to attend
UBC. In the wake of the
debate on tuition fee increases, the AMS must not
only fight excessive tuition
fee hikes, but also excessive
AMS fee increses.
From past elections and
referenda, it is evident that
the student body in general
(or call it the silent majority)
couldn't care less about voting on student issues on
campus. Furthermore, it
may be almost unprecedented, but not suprising,
that the voter turnout for
the RecFac referendum was
as high as it was. The nigh'
turnout was not surprising
because it shows that when
money is concerned, more
students (especially the
poor) will speak up.
Perhaps that's why
there were so many votes
against RecFac. On other
issues, the only students
who bother to vote are the
ones who directly benefit
from the proposed changes,
be it financially, politically,
or otherwise, to clarify my
point: most students really
don't care about what future
students will pay or how
they will benefit. They only
care about what it is costing
them to get a University
degree. The so-called large
number of students who
voted in the RecFac referen
dum must be seen in this
context; in addition to the
small clique of those who
like voting away other
people's money, a lot of students voted against it because it is merely another
increase in the total cost of
attending university. I am
not dealing here with any
other arguments for or
agianst RecFac, but purely
the financial aspect.
The opinion of most
students is rarely reflected
in elections and referenda.
Doesn't it seem odd that 'the
student body" would welcome increasing their AMS
fees by more than 30 per
cent for mostly entertainment purposes, yet balk at a
10 per cent increase of tuition fees?
If the AMS wishes to
fight the increased cost of
getting educated, it should
start by running its affairs
not as a business, which
must always expand, but as
a service to the students, so
that when students pay
AMS fees; they in return
receive services valued precisely at the amount they
pay. Note that any students
project to which the university contributes affects tuition fees as well. Aside from
government funding policy,
the issue here is that students are not against tuition
hikes per se, they are
against the rising cost of
getting a degree.
Cos Vanwermeskerken
Law 2
The West
waged the
Cold War
Making a wry face in
Christian Champion's direction, Hai Le lectures that
"all that language of the
Cold War is part of
yesterday's frozen nonsense
that was based on rited, old
thinking." Here's question-
begging on the grand scale.
The assumption is that a
view is false simply because
itis tired and old - as if truth
lay only with freshness and
Christian earns the last
laugh, because Hai Le's own
nonsense, "Cold War" is,
itself, as frozen as anything
he fancies he can attribute
to Christian.
Specifically, "Cold War"
can be historically traced as
part of the immensly successful Stalinist jargon from
after the World War. Along
with "warmongering" and
"sabre-rattling", the cliche
"Cold War" was popularized
by Andrei Vyshinsky,
Stalin's representative at
the UN.
Ironically,"Cold War"
exemplifies exactly what
Hai Le elsewhere dismisses
as "laden with emotions" -
his wrong assumption now
being that emotions exclude
Hai Le can't have it both
ways, first criticizing
someone's language, and
then indulging in it himself.
A writer to The Province
shrewdly noted that the so-
called Cold War is the oddest "war" in history, since
only one side, the West, is
ever said to wage it.
Greg Lanning
Law 2
In the January 4 issue
of The Ubyssey a letter was
printed regarding a disgruntled cyclist, and his/her
quest for axles.
The bicycle shop in
question, West Point Cycles
would like to get in touch
with Jan Palaty, and help
him/her rectify the problem.
The Ubyssey does not
normally print letters regarding business practices.
These should be addressed
to the firm, or to a government agency. When that
fails, the press has a responsibility to act.
West Point Cycles has a
reputable name in the cycling community, and has
provided professional service for bike enthusiasts for
years. They would like to
apologize for any staff
member, if they were not as
courteous as they should
have been. Sometimes
people just have a bad day.
January 17 ,1989 OP-ED
out of line
As UBC students we have a
sorry situation on our hands. Our
tuition could increase by 10 per
cent, but the Dukes Cookies issue
has taken precedence over the cost
of our education.
Does this seem a little odd, or
am I just out of touch with student
priorities? Who is responsible for
such a 1 udicrous i ssue bei ng at par
with tuition fees?
For the most part two very
successful businessmen have
made it an issue in order to pursue
their $100,000 per year incomes
(combining their salaries and
their profits).
They've made it an issue
through a petition (with one-sided
information), through proper timing (just in time for the Alma
Mater Society elections), and
through the media (exploiting the
fact that it is a cute issue).
And so far everyone is playing
right into their hands—they're
Here are a few questions:
Where is the logic when a tenant
signs a lease agreement and afterwards attempts to change that
agreement, and then turns around
and points fingers at the Alma
Mater Society because the Alma
Mater Society won't agree to that
Why SHOULDN'T that one or
two hundred thousand dollars per
year go into an emergency relief
fund for needy students, rather
than into the pockets of two very
well-to-do businessmen who are
playing the parts of paupers in the
media and using the students as
Whose ethics should we really
be considering here?
And as students, are we sending out the correct signals to the
public and to the government by
getting all fired up about cookies
and writing editorials about cookies in the midst of a tuition crisis?
This election lets concentrate
on the real issues, rather than on a
manufactured one.
And please show up for the
tuition rally tomorrow at 12:30 at
Tim Bird
AMS President
Bad, Bad Duke
In a dark corner ofthe winding dungeons
of castle SUB, there resides an evil capitalist
pig called Duke. He exploits his slaves by
forcing them to bake and sell cookies for $5.00
an hour. All day he tortures them with the
gruesome sounds of GiTR blaring from behind the counter.
Now that the lease
is expiring for the
hole by the elevator,
Duke's shady business has moved into KingT-Bird's surveilling
hawk-eyes, which leave no injustice unnoticed in his empire ofthe AMS.
Yes, it is time to expell the last unpure
spirits from tbe domain of the purest and
holiest collective in the universe(ity): the
UBC student body and its just and caring
leaders in the AMS. Yes, we, th e students, can
achieve what so many humanitarians and
collectivists have dreamt of: the total extinction of slave-drivers, capitalists, egotists, and
greedy money-hoarders on our campus.
What will happen to Duke when he gets
banned from castle SUB (which beares striking political similarities to Fantasy Gardens
and architectual notions to the palace in
Bejing's forbidden city)?
I propose he gets deported to what Ronnie
once called the Evil Empire. There, he will be
able to enhance Gorby's Perestroika with his
privately baked cookies. Maybe, Duke will be
able to compete with MacDonald's on Red
Square. Meanwhile, castle SUB will become a
 haven of equality,
where "needy" students will bake
cookies for the
well-endowed students. And, thank God, the AMS has a sexually balanced administrative body, which will
ensure that our new collective cookies will
have that special Sarah Scrumptious Cookies
touch (my suggestion for our new cookie-
joint's name).
And once we have successfully cleaned
out the Duke's sweat-shop we can take on the
remaining treat-mills of slave-labour in our
SUB, Let's give Travel Cuts a transit coupon
to Surrey, prevent fashion crimes by banning
Dress for Less, put SUB Way in a bottomless
pit, clip the wings of that T-Bird Shop, foreclose on the TCU Credit Union and the Bank
of Montreal, and give High-Tech Video
Games the Final Lap.
Robin Muehlebach
There's no such
thing as a fair mark
In response to the article entitled "Marking System Suggested" (Ubyssey, January 10th),
L. Robson is to be commended for
his/her valiant efforts to offer
some improvement to the present
system of grading.
However, Robson's solution is
far too simplistic and undoubtedly
smacks of sour grapes. The essence of Robson's scheme- indication ofthe standing of a student in
relation to others in the class-
assumes that some unknown third
party who assesses grades for
whatever reason will brilliantly
conclude from the student's standing relative to the rest ofthe class,
whether the course taken was
easy or difficult.
In my opinion, evaluators
have enough criteria to assess pertaining to a student's progress
without resorting to some litmus
test which entails the responsibil
ity of rating the difficulty of
Instead, rather than reveal a
fairer marking system, Robson's
scheme glaringly reflects a bias
that is more concerned with undermining the achievement of
students with higher marks than
elevating the impression made by
students with lower grades.
Since Robson is an English
student, some suggestions on how
to improve the arbitrary world of
essay marking would be a more
appreciated service for all concerned.
Too frequently, hours of research and effort are rewarded by
searing comments that suggest
that the paper must have been
written by a total moron.
Other times, our essays are
subjected to the "OOTA" (out of
thin air) approach to fine marking,
which   after   little   commentary
outside of the rare check, or occasional "?", or disconcerting "No!",
reveals a grade affixed to our
work. Either way, we do not benefit from constructive criticism; we
are left with little recourse other
than to avow to do better the next
time, uncertain as to how to accomplish this end.
Let's assume that Robson is a
university student par excellence,
and as such, is a disinterested
party to the scheme, then the rest
of us do not need a crusading sympathizer to shore up bruised egos
after the Christmas exams.
We need to take responsibility
for our results and learn from our
experience; for wallowing in pity
and excuses over the difficulty of
courses, and the plaudits accumulated by some students and not
others is a waste of energy. Our
time is better spent assessing our
own efforts than the standing of
35,000 other students.
So come on, Robson, "kwitcher-
beefin", and by the way, you would
not happen to know any easy English courses, would you?
C. Beattie
Arts 3
And another
thing that pisses
me off ...
I have many concerns regarding the attempt by the Alma Mater
Society to dismiss Duke's Cookies
from its present location and replace it with an Alma Mater Society cookie outlet. Dukes has spent
time and money establishing a
customer base which the AMS now
proposes to assume.
In my humble opinion this is
analogous to the "Nationalization"
of industry by Fidel Castro in
If the AMS does this to
Duke's, why would any other private company want to risk time
and money locating a new venture
in SUB knowing full well that
sometime down the road the rug
will be pulled out from under its
feet. This is a dangerous precedent.
One AMS concern is that the
wages paid at Duke's Cookies
(about $5.00 per hour) were too
low. Doing some checkingmyself, I
found that both Cookies by George
(at $4.50 per hour) and Patti's
Cookies (at $5.00 per hour) have
similar wages.
In other words, Duke's wages
are not out of line with similar jobs
at similar businesses, with the
added bonus that UBC students
can work there and not have to pay
transportation costs to get to work
from school.
In the same vein, I want to
complain about the "Cookie Poll",
to determine which cookie is the
best tasting, that is located in the
SUB foyer. This poll is run by a
number of AMS staff. When I
asked if it was an "impartial" judging, I was told that the word
"impartial" could not be used in
conjunction with the poll.
Upon tasting the cookies, I
found that one cookie was significantly warmer than the others
which added to its texture. Gee, I
bet 111 be really surprised at the
results of this poll!
Finally, and most importantly, the poll location in the
foyer is in direct competition with
the Amnesty International display in SUB.
By diverting attention onto
themselves, it seems to this writer
that the AMS thinks it is more
important for people to think
about cookies than about Human
Mike Sewell
Econ 4
Cold turkey to stop smoking
The Assignment: Cold Turkey Day, Wednesday, January the 18th. My job: publicize it!
For the next week, I walked all over campus
looking for smokers to talk to, nice people who
would gladly give me insight and knowledge into
this favorite of pastimes. My real deep-rooted
hope was that with the increased social pressure
for smokers to give up their weed, I would find
certain interesting behavior patterns among
those who still clung to the habit.
Maybe, somewhere on campus there is a dimly
lit, dingy, underground room where cards are
dealt and packages and packages of cigarettes are
chainsmoked to the grooves of a cheezy jazz
combo. Perhaps on my way to class I would
encounter a group of smokers huddled together in
a protective circle, while passers-by who
proffessed their virginal purity of life and lung,
hurled a barrage of insults at this sad and lonely
group. If I was really lucky, I would be asked to join
a rebel group that cling to their traditional smokers values, but on Saturday nights just go crazy
running around the city ripping down posters proclaiming the city's new anti-smoking bylaw, and
spray painting adulations to Rothmans and Winston. Unfortunately for me, nothing quite so dra
matic happened. I actually did talk to a smoker. The
perspective I got from her was that she could stop
smoking tommorrow if she wanted to, but she had no
reason to, so why bother? I could tell that she wasn't
really interested in my theory about a world-wide underground tobacco conspiracy, so I didn't tell her that
she only had a short time to live out her dream that
"I could quit tommorrow if I wanted to," before her
cigarette world crumbled to dust. It wouldn't be fair,
she seemed to be enjoying it so much.
It has only been recently that the North American fitness ethic has gone beyond its own sphere and
extended its reach into the non-fitness persons world.
No longer is it socially acceptable to simply light up at
will without consultingthose around you. Most buildings on campus are now non-smoking areas, and it
has become increasingly difficult to find a place to
smoke. This is primarily because of an espousal of
collecive social conscience. Now, instead of just having pressure on smokers to quit for the sake of their
own health, the onus is on the smoker to quit or smoke
elsewhere for the health and comfort of non-smokers
around them.
Yes indeed, it is healthy, and even trendy
and cool, to stop smoking in 1989. This of course
alienates all those smokers who consider themselves rebels against societal trends, and those
who just enjoy it too much to give a damn about
their health, but for those who are into it and are
interested in saving over $60,000 over the course
of their lifetime (based on an average smoker and
current tobbacco prices) Wednesday, January
18th may be the first day ofthe rest of your life.
In addition to simply promoting better
health by non-smoking on this day. UBC Student
Health will be doing a number of programs on
actually quitting, and also coping with the inevitable withdrawal symptoms that follow years of
addiction. These programs will be held from
11:30-1:30 January 17 at the IRC, January 18 in
the SUB, and January 19 in the lobby of Sedgewick Library.
Yes, it will be difficult, but hey, so is getting
a degree; it's only painful for a little while, but the
end result is a healthy, happy person that can run
with the average of them.
Michael Leduc
January 17,1989
Birds drop two
Calgary scores winner with 2 seconds left
By Laurie McGuiness
The UBC men's varsity
hockey team lost two tough games
to the University of Calgary over
the weekend, dropping Friday and
Saturday games by identical 4-3
The Dino's won both games in
dramatic fashion, Canada West
scoring leader Barry Bracko getting Friday's winner with just
under three mintues left, and
Mike Kardash repeating the feat
for Calgary on Saturday, drilling
home the winner with only three
seconds to play in regulation.
UBC deserved better. The
games could have gone either way,
Saturday in particular. Neither
team gave an inch, with both
teams trying to force errors with
some hard hits. UBC's Grant Del-
court, Charles Cooper, and Dave
Cannon were particularly obstreperous in the Calgary zone.
By the end ofthe second game
it was obvious the Calgary de
fencemen were tired of being hit,
and had the game lasted into overtime, the T-Birds' forechecking
might have paid off. But with only
ten seconds left in the game, the
'Birds defence was stripped ofthe
puck at their own blue line, and
Kardas walked in and ended it.
On Friday, Scott Fearens
scored his 50th career goal in his
100th game in a T-Bird uniform.
The losses dropped UBC from
2nd to 4th, while everyone in the
league but 6th place Brandon has
two games in hand on the 'Birds.
UBC is in Regina next weekend,
then returns home to host the
Golden Bears of Alberta on the
27th and 28th of January.
CAFE       ^^^
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Monday - Saturday 2-6
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1598 Pemberton Ave. N.V.
January 17 , 1989


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