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The Ubyssey Sep 20, 1991

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 the Ubyssey
^   Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, September 20,1991
Vol 74, No 6
fighting together for power and freedom
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by Carla Maftechuk
Approximately six hundred
women shouted, danced and
chanted at the 13th annual Take
Back the Night celebration held on
Thursday. Reactions of bystanders ranged from vocal support to
confusion as marchers streamed
by various businesses and apartments.
The illegal march wound its
way from the Vancouver Art Gallery to English Bay, leaving a trail
of spray-painted woman symbols
and slogans proclaiming "No
Means No" on the downtown sidewalks.
The rally opened with the
reading of messages sentin support
of Take Back the Night from other
Canadian cities. The reading was
followed with a skit, in which three
women acted out a court scene
about a man, who claime d not to be
able to change his actions towards
women, was banished by the Radical Feminist Terrorist Hip Squad
to clean bathroom tiles with a
The organizers became more
serious when they spoke of the
reasons for the march. They cited
anti-woman incidents including
the recent removal of the rape
shield law and the earlier declaration by one judge that a three year
old victim of rape was sexually
"We march to stop violence,"
said Belinda Shelton of Vancouver
Rape Relief and Women's Shelter.
Elvenia Gray, also of Rape
Relief, said "We are tired of being
"We are directing our actions
towards the men who lay violence
on us. We are tired of being subjected under male dominance," she
said. "[Tonight] I can wear a miniskirt without caring who sees it."
Women were sent off with the
rallying cry of "harambae," a word
meaning "fighting .together for
power and freedom.
Several women painted their
faces, while others took off their
shirts and marched topless.
Police supported the illegal
march by blocking off traffic.
At the end of the march, one
woman was nearly arrested for
spray-painting. With many women
still present and loudly protesting
the police's decision, the woman
was set free on the condition that
the crowd disperse immediately.
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A lone protestor picketed the
march, callingit sexist since it was
for women only. Though she re-
ceivedmediaattention, nobody else
appeared to agree with her point of
view. Marchers chanted "This is
not a sexist march, we're marching
because of sexism."
"If [men] don't give [justice] to
us, well make it ourselves," Gray
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Candidates duke it out in Point Grey
by Rick Hiebert
The Social Credit Party and
the New Democrats have candidates in UBC's provincial riding,
but BC's other political parties are
still getting ready for the upcoming election.
Darlene Marzari, the NDP
MLA for Vancouver—Point Grey,
is confident she can win another
term as UBC's MLAin the October
17 BC election, called yesterday by
Socred premier Rita Johnson.
Marzari was unavailable for
comment last night, but her campaign manager, Ian Reid, said the
NDP is expecting a big win next
"We're feeling pretty good.
Thisis the longest uncalled election
in BC history," he said. "The
Socreds have avoided calling an
election, because they know that
they couldn't win."
Reid is confident in particular
because of the new boundaries of
the Vancouver—PointGreyriding.
Nowaone member riding(itelected
two in 1986), many of the traditionally strong areas of Socred
support in the south west part of
Vancouver have been taken away.
These areas now make up much of
a new riding: Vancouver—
"Using the current boundaries, Marzari would have won by
eight per cent of the vote in 1986,
instead of by 55 votes," Reid said.
Am I qualified to put a little mark in a box?
More than half a million people in British Columbia are not registered to vote. In
this up coming provincial election everyone's vote will be important.
In order to vote you must be registered. You can no longer present identification on
the day ofthe election and vote.
If you are not registered to vote you have only ten days in which to register.
I'm not registered to vote.
Am I eligible to vote?
To be eligible to vote you must be 19 years or
older, a Canadian citizen and a resident of BC for
six months.
How do I register to
To find out where you
can register phone the Registrar ofVoters at 660-6848.
Remember, you only have
ten days to register.
If I've moved, what do I do?
If you've moved since last registering, you
must notify the Regi strar ofVoters of your change
of address. Remember... where you are registered
is where you vote.
I've lost my voter card,
do I need a new one?
You do not need your voter registration card
in order to vote. Simply bring some valid identification with your current address, when you go to
"We're expecting to do better than
eight per cent this time."
Marzari was first elected in
1986 as a result of "Section 80"
votes. These votes, named after
the part of the Voters Act that
allowed the procedure, were votes
cast by people registering on (and
then voting on) election day. This
form of voting has since been
eliminated and voters must register within ten days ofthe election
being called.
On the night of the election,
October 22, then Socred Kim
Campbell won comfortably andher
running mate, veteran Socred Pat
McGeer ended the night 650 votes
ahead of Marzari for the other seat.
However, when the over 5,000
"Section 80" votes, early ballots
and mail-in votes were counted on
November 4, Marzari beat McGeer
by 55 votes.
In February 1989, the riding
had a byelection to replace Kim
Campbell, who had resigned her
seat to run for the federal Tories.
Dr. Tom Perry (who is running in
Vancouver—Little Mountain) won
for the NDP with a crushing 53 per
cent victory over Socred Michael
Levy with 24 per cent and Liberal
Gordon Wilson with 20 per cent.
The riding has traditionally
not been New Democrat—Liberals Garde Gardom and Pat McGeer
held the riding since the mid-60s.
In 1975, the pair switched to the
Socreds and until 1986, they held
the riding for the party.
Socred candidate Richard
Wright, nominated September 5,
feels that the history ofthe riding
is to his advantage.
"I think my chances of winning
are excellent. Ifs not a historically
NDP riding. Kim Campbell, for
example, won by a big margin in
1986," he said. "There is no reason
why the NDP should win."
Wright, 28, is an importer. A
1985 Canadian studies graduate
from the University of Manitoba,
he said he will try to make a strong
campaign at UBC. Indeed, yesterday he was at the Young Socred
booth at Clubs Days.
"We're making quite a youth
commitment. I feel a great affection
for university students as I
graduated five years ago. So well
make a definite push at UBC and
in Kitsilano," he said.
Some of BC's other parties are
getting ready to run Vancouver—
Point Grey candidates.
The Liberals, according to
their party headquarters, plan to
hold a nomination meeting tentatively on Monday.
The new BC Pacific Party,
touted as a conservative replacement for the Social Credit Party, is
"planning to sit this one out," at
least in the Point Grey riding, according to party president Murray
The Green Party, UBC member Jens Haeusser said, plans to
nominate its Point Grey candidate
"very, very soon." The party, he
added, will "definitely" contest the
Sisulus speak out on violence in South Africa
by Lucho van Isschot
On Monday evening, Albertina
Sisulu, a leader in the ANC
Women's League, and Walter
Sisulu, ANC deputy president, addressed a gathering of more than
two hundred Canadians and South
Africans at St. Andrew's Wesley
Church in downtown Vancouver.
"Those of us who have been in
jail for years have survived because we were inspired by the
struggle which you have put up,"
said Walter Sisulu at the discussion regarding the situation of
South Africa.
The Sisulus were introduced
by Chief George Watts ofthe Nuu-
Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, which
served to confirm an alliance between Black South Africans and
Canada's native peoples.
Chief Watts is a trustee for
the South African Education Trust
Fund, the organization which is
sponsoring the Sisulus' tour.
Walter and Albertina Sisulu
are on the first leg of a North
American tour designed to raise
popular consciousness about recent events in South Africa.
With stops in Vancouver,
Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and
New York, the Sisulus hope to remind North Americans that the
South African peoples' struggle
against apartheid is not over yet.
Accordingto Victor Moche; the
ANC representative to Canada,
recent events, such as the release
of high profile ANC leaders by the
De Klerk regime and the lifting of
sanctions against South Africa by
the United States, may have led
people to believe that the struggle
has ended.
George Lai Thorn, ANC representative to Vancouver over the
last twelve years, said, "De Klerk
seems to have hoodwinked the
world at large...that he is committed to removing apartheid."
In October of 1989 Walter
Sisulu was released from prison,
having spent twenty-five years behind bars. More recently, ANC
PresidentNelson Mandela was also
released from prison. Both men
were serving life sentences for
"We are beginning to regroup
right now," said Lai Thorn, admitting that there will be many obstacles to overcome in days ahead.
One ofthe foremost obstacles
facing the ANC, indeed facing all
South Africans, is the so-called
Black-on-Black violence which has
plagued South African townships.
Both indiscriminate and calculated political attacks have been
tearing Black communities apart
in recent months. However, Lai
Thom warns that we should not
look at these events uncritically.
"We know that these attacks
are being orchestrated by security
forces and right wing elements,"
said Lai Thom.
In particular, the ANC has
been pitted against the Inkatha
movement, who was recently revealed to have received financial
aid from the Pretoria government.
"The government has been
found with their pants down," said
Lai Thom.
Most recently, the ANC,
Inkatha and the De Klerk government signed a joint peace accord,
but according to Victor Moche, the
accord may have been signed in
Already Inkatha and ANC
leaders have expressed a lack of
confidence in the peace accord.
"We signed the peace accord—
but we cannot trust the signing to
be genuine," said Albertina Sisulu.
"This does not make one optimistic," agreed Lai Thom.
"Despite all the problems and
difficulties, we are certain that we
will build a new South Africa,"
said Walter Sisulu. "We are confident that we can establish a society that will inspire the people of
Africa andthe people ofthe world."
Before the new South Africa is
built, however, the old South Africa will have to be torn down.
"The darkest hour is always
before the dawn," said Sisulu,
warning ofthe battles which have
yet to be fought.
When Walter Sisulu speaks,
his voice resonates with the resilience of his own, personal struggle
and with the resilience ofthe South
African people's struggle.
$236 million
KAON factory
gets go-ahead
The federal government announced 236 million
dollar fundingfor the construction of KAON factory,
an expansion ofthe present TRIUMF particle research
facility, Thursday.
The planned expansion will take six years creating
500 on-site jobs said Information Officer Michael La
Construction will add two particle accelerators.
Securingfundingfor one-third ofthe construction
costs is critical for expanding the KAON factory.
TRIUMF director Eric Vogt said, this money is
"the key to prosperity."
UBC President David Strangway said that he is
pleased that "a consortium of universities" is participating in the research.
September 20,1991
If you are in third or fourth year and you're looking for a career
in the business world, come see us. We're Chartered Accountants
from firms downtown and in the Lower Mainland and we'll be on
campus September 24 to talk about career possibilities in one of
the most stable professions - chartered accountancy.
There are jobs available in chartered accountancy for non-
Commerce grads from all disciplines. Chartered Accountants come
from all backgrounds, bringing new skills and diversity to this
growing, dynamic profession.
Chartered Accountants set the standard for accounting and
auditing in Canada and, because of their education and training,
are in demand by business around the world.
Here is an opportunity to talk to CAs on an informal basis and
explore opportunities. You may be an ideal candidate for Canada's
fastest-growing profession.
You're invited to a:
Wine, Beer & Cheese Event
UBC Faculty Club
Tuesday, September 24
5:00-7:00 p.m.
For more information
call Stephanie Langley
at the Institute of
Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia
at 681-3264.
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Emily Carr students
fight for access
by Martin Chester
glance the scene looked mundane.
A group of arts and design students
worked away in a darkroom and
on film editing equipment just
before midnight.
But beyond the mundane appearances there was a battle between the students and administration of Emily Carr College of
Art and Design in Vancouver.
Due to recent BC government
cutbacks ECCAD is faced with a
$250,000 deficit and one of the
ways they hope to make that deficit
up i s by closing the college facilities
three hours early. This was after
the college raised its tuition fees 7
per cent for full-time students and
15 per cent for those taking part-
time courses.
In response to the ECCAD
curfew students held work-ins last
Thursday and Tuesday of this
Protest organizer Kenna Fair
said "We had people in the rooms
at 9:00 saying they weren't going
to leave so they couldn't lock the
"It's not like other universities
where you can take your work and
books home."
Fourth-year photography
student Shera Hollman said the
college is not open for long enough
hours to complete the suggested
course work. "For every class we're
supposed to do eight hours of work
out of class to get a 'C and there's
not enough time," Hollman said.
The school will now be closed
at midnight instead ofthe three in
the morning and certain areas,
such as the photography and computer rooms, close at 9:00pm. The
hours are even more restricted on
Students who need to work to
I meet the increased tuition are
particularily hard hit. Third-year
photography student Grace
Tsurumara teaches piano three
nights a week until 9:00—the
closing time for the photo area.
"I just got here at 10:30 and
Fm just starting to get to work,"
Tsurumara said. "I just don't have
enough time." In addition to tuition
fees, over $ 1200 ayear, Tsurumara
and her colleagues must pay up to
$1500 for supplies.
ECCAD vice-president Brad
Campbell said the college had to
save money somewhere and closing
the buildings early will save the
college $40,000 in security costs.
"We're exploring with the
government different possibilities
to get funded properly," Campbell
said. "But it's difficult because the
whole system is underfunded."
The college is willing to negotiate with the students, but he said
students would have to compromise somewhere else.
He also said the student protest was costing money that would
have to be saved elsewhere. "We're
not going to start having students
dragged out, but security has to be
kept on and that costs money," he
Multi-media student and
protest organizer Lexie Montgomery said the problem is much deeper
than simply a matter of funding.
"It's starting to feel more like
censorship when it comes to the
arts," she said.
Her opinion is backed up by
Canadian Federation of Students
BC researcher Jean Karlinski's
research. Karlinski found that,
between the 1983-84 school year
and the 1991-92 school year the
grants to BC post-secondary institutions have increased, on average, 42.5 per cent. In the same
period of time ECCAD's grant has
risen only 10.6 per cent.
ECCAD students stage work-in
September 20,1991 \!^
Security in Canada
closely examined
by Paul Dayson
A national coalition of peace
groups is taking the initiative to
ask Canadians what security and
military policies Canada should
adopt as it moves into the nineties.
The Citizens' Inquiry into
Peace and Security, organized by
the Canadian Peace Alliance
(CPA), will be holding public hearings in 21 communities across the
country over the next six weeks,
beginning with a hearing
in Vancouver this
Citizens' inquiry coordinator
Gideon Forman
said, "The government isn't
going to do it,
have an objective inquest, so
we have to do it."
among the
among elites,
there     is     an *'
of a need to reassess
military policy. Even the military
admits that some reassessing
needs to be done with regards to
security and defence.
"The peace movement has to
start setting the agenda. A lot of
the activities of the peace movement have been reactive," Forman
To hold the hearings the CPA
has spent a year and a half planning the inquiry and has gathered
together a group of commissioners
to prepare findings from the hearings.
Coming from varied backgrounds, the commissioners,
former Conservative MP and ambassador for di sarmament Douglas
Roche, former Liberal Party
president Iona Campagnola,
Former New Democratic Party
president Johanna den Hertog,
Quebequois activist Jules DeFoure
and First Nations life chief Conrad
Sioui, will present their findings
in early November.
Locally, the Vancouver based
peace coalition End the Arms Race
(EAR) has been responsible for
much of the local organization of
the inquiry.
EAR coordinator Peter
Coombes said he expects about 50
groups to make verbal presentations to the inquiry's Vancouver
hearings, and another 20 written
"We are expecting a large variety of groups from labour,
women's groups, peace organiza
tions through environmental
groups," Coombes said.
Forman and Coombes both
expect that Canada's role in the
Gulf War will be a major part ofthe
hearings, as well as the nature of
Canada's role as a peacekeeper in
the war's wake.
They also, however, expect it
to take on a wider scope.
Forman said, "We are going to
places where there are pressing
military or security issues."
One of the stops
for the inquiry will
be Summerside,
PEI, where the
military base
was closed, destroying the local economy.
Forman said,
"We can't just
dump these
people. You have
to have conversion and local
economies have
."■ to be  restruc
Issues such as
low level flying from
bases such as Goose Bay,
Newfoundland, and their effects
on wildlife and Native culture will
be addressed.
According to Coombes, as the
inquiry moves east the use ofthe
military in domestic politics, such
as last summer's conflict at
Kanesetake (Oka), will al so become
an issue. "A lot of people will be
saying it was overkill."
Forman said, "One ofthe goals
of the inquiry is to broaden the
definition of security which has
traditionally meant bigger and
better weapons for the military."
Security must be viewed in
terms larger than in a military
sense and should encompass all
types of security, such as safety in
the home for the individual, the
security of social services and environmental protection.
"A good example is Eastern
Europe where there are lots of
weapons but, as we are finding out
now, it is horribly polluted,"
Forman said.
Coombes said, "The money is
spent on armaments rather than
on social issues."
The Department of National
Defence (DND) has also decided to
send its own people to monitor the
hearings and prepare their own
findings from the inquiry.
The Vancouver hearings ofthe
Citizens' Inquiry into Peace and
Security will be held at Vancouver
City Hall (12th and Cambie) in the
council chambers 10am to 4pm and
7 to 10pm.
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Starr Carson, a member
of the Price Waterhouse
recruiting team talks
with Susan Werner.
Susan worked as a
summer student at PW -
we'd like to share her
experience and insight
with you ...
Starr: We enjoyed having you on board this summer, Sue. Was being a summer student with PW helpful?
Susan: What an excellent experience it was! From auditing, to management consulting, to working on
bankruptcies - before this summer I had underestimated how valuable the experiences would be at Price
Starr: As a student with first hand experience, what would you tell others - how did PW help you? And, over
the longer term, how would PW programs help you and other students get started?
Susan: What I liked best about the culture at Price Waterhouse is that the people at all levels are involved in
extracurricular events. From Softball, to the Dragonboat races, to the annual boat cruise! Knowing each other
on such an informal basis makes working together more fun! And, continually learning both on the job and
with the continuing education courses is a very beneficial aspect of PW.
Starr: Thanks for sharing your insight with us. We look forward to having you back.
To make your move to a challenging and rewarding career, send your resume to the Student Placement
Centre at Brock Hall by October 1,1991.
Price Waterhouse
September 20,1991
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30 watts per Channel • CD • Aux
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AM/FM tuner • Red LED display
• Sleep timer • Battery
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September 20,1991 Croatians on campus
by Sandy BucHal
Fighting in Yugoslavia has
forced North Americans to listen
to a dizzying list of nationalities, of
which many people have never
Croatians, Slovenians,
Serbians, Macedonians, and others are all part of the tumultuous
andfar away Balkans. Yetchances
are, we have all rubbed elbows
with individuals from these groups
right here at UBC.
The Croatians are one such
group that have had to deal with
events in Croatia on a daily basis.
The stress that Vince, a commerce student, feels is commonplace in the Croatian student community. It is more out of concern
for familial ties to Croatia than for
the newly formed nation itself.
"Even though we've come
here to Canada and made our
homes we still have lots of relatives who live there whom we keep
in touch with," he said, "and ifs
difficult to concentrate on your
daily studies when you are thinking, Have they been attacked? Are
they still alive?""
Michael, a Canadian-born
Croatian, explains why: "Wars
there are not fought like wars anywhere else. They don't count how
many battles you win, it's how
many villages you destroy."
The fascist history of Croatia
during the Second World War encourages the Serbian revenge.
Croatia's desire for democracy, a
prosperous economy and civil liberties (previously denied them
during the repressive years of
Yugoslav communism) is fuel for
the defence of their new nation.
But according to Croatians, some
facts of Yugoslav history remain
ignored by Western academics.
Every Croatian I interviewed
was quick to point out that thousands of Croatians fought against
the fascists, and that Serbians too
collaborated with the Germans
during World War Two.
Dennis, a Croatian born UBC
student, says recent Serbian accusations of fascist Croatian tendencies have been nothing more
than self-serving propaganda
aimed to justify Serbian territorial
Michael says, "If you understand what fascism is you can't
proscribe [Serbian territorial expansion] what is going on in Croatia
right now. We are defending our
territory. We are not attacking
Serbian territory."
There is a consensus among
Croatian students that the west-
em media has, at times, falteredin
Michael believes the media is
incompetent because the North
American press relies too heavily
on the Yugoslav news agency
He and other Croatian students are confident that as more
news correspondents make their
way to Croatia, the truth of who
the real victims are will become
apparent. Their prophecy seems to
be coming true.
On Wednesday, September
18th, Martin Bell, the BBCs correspondent in Croatia, painted an
unflattering picture of the
Yugoslav Army on The Journal.
According to Bell, bombing
strikes in Zagreb (Croatia's capi
tal) were carried out on civilian
targets instead of strategic military sights.
Much of the Croatian Militia
were so under-equipped that they
had to resort to using bows and
arrows to defend themselves
against tanks.
Despite the grave situation
facing Croatia, Croatians on campus are still confident that Croatia
will persevere.
They also agree among themselves
that, economically, an independent
Croatia would flourish in the areas of tourism and mining.
"Croatia does not need Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia needs Croatia,"
Dennis says.
Differences of opinions and
beliefs have, at times, created tensions and confrontations between
Croatian students.
These differences are rooted
in the separate backgrounds of
these individuals. For the most
part, Canadian born Croatians like
Ivana, a second year science student, cannot see themselves living
in Croatia. She and others like her
have made Canada their permanent home.
And then there are those like
Dennis, a history and political
science student, who cannot wait
to settle in an independent Croatia.
Despite such dissimilarities,
there is an overwhelming consensus that Croatia will become a free
and democratic nation. Croatian
students only hope that this will
be achieved without more bloodshed.
Until then, we can get used to
hearing more about the Croatians.
Their only requestis that we listen.
Casual Workers Needed
The UBC Graduate Student Society (GSS) requires casual
bartenders and general workers to staff special events in the
Graduate Student Centre. These positions will typically involve
4 to 8 hours of work per event and are compensated at the rate set
out in the CUPE 116 Collective Agreement ($10.28 per hour as
of Oct. 1,1990; this rate is currently under negotiation). Preferred
candidates will have experience in the serving of alcohol, will
have completed the "Serving It Right" program and be graduate
students. Resumes and covering letters should be submitted by
3:00 pm on Monday September 30,1991 to the:
Lounge Hiring Committee
UBC Graduate Student Society
Graduate Student Centre
6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, B.C.
Successful candidates will become members of CUPE 116.
The Graduate Student Society is an equal opportunity employer.
The University of British Columbia
5th of My
by Lanford Wilson
A comedy in the Chekhovian mode
Directed by John Wright
September 18-28
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September 20,1991
Pierre Maltais is used to the
white gloves treatment. Except
in his case, it usually comes
with a beating.
HE says he was attacked last summer at Archambault prison in Laval,
northeast of Montreal. Five guards in yellow raincoats, elbow-length white gloves
and protective eyewear entered his isolation cell in broad daylight and began to
punch and kick him. A prosecutor decided
this spring there wasn't enough evidence to
lay charges.
Maltais doesn't know why they beat
him up, but he suspects his health had
something to do     	
with it: he has
tested positive for
the Human Immunodeficiency
Virus      (HIV),
which is believed      	
to cause AIDS.      mmm^~*ai~1~m
There   may  be
other reasons—Maltais calls himself "outspoken." He has fought and won the right to
extra-warm clothing in the winter, an appropriate diet and regular visits with a
"I'm the only one who says, *Hey, I
deserve this, give it to me,'" Maltais said in
a telephone interview this spring from the
detention "hole" at the Cowansville Penitentiary in Quebec's Eastern Townships.
Maltais spent 23 hours a day in the hole
for more than two months after guards
found an alcohol still in his cell. Then he
was shipped to Port Cartier, a maximum-
security penitentiary 800 kilometres from
Montreal reserved for dangerous convicts
such as sex offenders and cop killers. Since
August 3, he's been in a maximum-security
holding cell in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, another Montreal-area prison.
Maltais discovered he was HIV-positive two years ago, after being sentenced in
January 1989 to seven years and four
months for armed robbery. He's not sure
how he contracted the virus. It could have
come from sharing needles, having sex with
a woman whose ex-boyfriend was a junkie,
or a 1982 medical operation.
But Maltais
is sure of one mammimKm^^^^^^m
thing. If inmates
are contracting
HIV in prison, it's
because prison
officials have
their heads in the
The National
Advisory Committee on AIDS
(NAC-AIDS) recommended that
condoms and
bleach be made
available on a
confidential basis ^■■■~~^~*
to federal prison
inmates who are having unprotected sex or
sharing needles. But although the Health
minister at the time, Perrin Beatty, adopted
the advisory committee's proposals, none
have been implemented. Prison policy is up
to the department in charge of Canada's 65
federal penitentiaries — the Correctional
Service. But the country's 13,500 federal
inmates shouldn't hold their breath.
"Prison systems worldwide are very
slow-moving [at reform]," says Allan
Meltzer, a doctor with the Federal Centre
for AIDS in Ottawa.
"On the education side, things have
changed a lot, but it's up to [prison] management to implement change."
Members of the activist group AIDS
Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) visited Archambault this serine to distribute
by Michael Orsini
reprinted from the Link
Canadian University Press
An estimated 50 per cent of
the inmates in the US Federal
prison system are believed to be
using injection drugs or other
contaminated instruments used
for tattooing.
US figures also indicate that
between 18 and 28 per cent of
inmates are having unprotected
safe-sex pamphlets to inmates. The coalition also wants to provide clean needles,
bleach, and condoms, but prison officials
are still reluctant to allow the material
behind bars.
Prison officials made a promise that
ACT-UFs name and phone number would
be flashed across the TV screen for inmates wanting further information about
HTV-transmission. They didn't keep it.
"They're all very cooperative until they
find who we are, and what we stand for,"
says Michael Hendricks, an outreach coordinator for ACT-UP Montreal.
An official from Correctional Service
defended the decision to forbid condoms
and bleach, saying that both sex and drug
       abuse are forbid-
wammmi^^Km^sm     den behind bars.
could be used for
all kinds of purposes — like
drugs," Jacques
Belanger said.
"People come in, people come out. We
don't do strip searches on everybody."
IN its June 1990 report entitled Confronting a Crisis, the Parliamentary
Ad-Hoc Committee on AIDS reiterated
some of NAC-AIDS' demands and also
lashed out at the federal department for
resisting change.
"We would understand the difficulties involved in attempting to implement,
in a prison setting, some ofthe measures
recommended," the committee wrote. "We
do not understand the refusal to even try
to do so. The Correctional Service has a
duty to take reasonable measures to protect the health of inmates who are confined under its supervision."
England and Australia are considering providing prisoners with condoms,
which are available to inmates in nine
countries, including France. In the United
States, cons can get condoms in Vermont,
Mississippi and the city jails of several
major cities, including New York.
The parlimentary committee also
called on the solicitor general to study the
advantages of prison health care services
provided by out-
H^^HHHH^^H      side     agencies.
Some inmates
have complained
that health services within prisons are inadequate and not
Belanger says the
quality of health
services for HIV-
infected inmates
couldn't be better.
probably treated
^^^Ka^^^^^^m     better in the federal penitentiary
than in the general population (if you're
HIV-positive)," he says.
This spring Belanger said the ad-hoc
committee's recommendations concerning prisons were still "under study." Last
week, the recommendations were "still
being looked at."
B elanger acknowledged that drugs do
get into penitentiaries and inmates do
have unprotected sex, but he said the
number of people who fall into this category is insignificant.
"It's (AIDS) a serious problem, but in
a prison system, it's no more serious than
in the general population."
But judging from US figures, the
number of prisoners engaging in high-
risk activities isn't just significant; it's
on the
September 20,1991 ting
An estimated 50 per cent of inmates
in the US federal prison system are
believed to be using injection drugs or
other contaminated instruments used
for tattooing.
Maltais estimates from his experience in prison that Canadian figures
are similar, if not worse. He adds that
making condoms available to all prisoners who want to have safe sex won't
increase the amount of drug-smuggling.
"It doesn't matter if it's a condom or
a banana," he says. "There are drugs
here and there always will be."
US figures also indicate that between 18 and 28 per cent of inmates are
having unprotected sex.
THE Montreal Centre for AIDS
Studies is currently testing inmates at Bordeaux, another   ^^^^^^^^^^^
prison for men.
Renowned epidemiologist Dr.
Hankins,        a
member of NAC-
AIDS, is following up one ofthe
A   d   H    o    c
recommenda-     ^^^^^^^^^^^
tions. It urges     ^^^^^^^^^■>™
the Department of Health and Welfare
to start studying seroprevalence levels
in federal prisons in conjunction with
the Correctional Service.
Co-researcher Sylvie Gendron says
the tests are important because they
will finally associate high-risk behavior with HTV-infection.
In its other study on 248 ofthe more
than 400 women at Tanguay women's
prison in northeast Montreal, Hankin's
team discovered that more than 50 per
cent of the inmates are injection drug
users. Of these women, 84 per cent say
they have loaned or borrowed needles
and shot up with strangers.
Almost eight per cent ofthe Tanguay
inmates tested HIV-positive, but some
fear this is only the tip ofthe iceberg, as
more men are believed to be having
unprotected sex behind bars than
Although Hankin's studies were
conducted in provincial institutions, the
committee concluded it is unlikely the
prevalence of HIV among federal inmates is any lower, and could be higher.
Based on the rate of infection at
Tanguay, the committee estimated almost 1,000 of 13,500 federal inmates
could be HIV-infected and capable of
transmitting the virus.
JACQUES Belanger ofthe Correctional Service says only eight cases
of AIDS have been confirmed in the
federal sytem since 1985. As of last
month, there were 36 known cases of
HIV-infection. There are no figures
available for the estimated 14,000 prisoners serving time in provincial institutions across Canada.
But some AIDS activists argue that
these "confirmed" cases belie the real
Many prisoners refuse HTV-testing
because they don't want the stigma
associated with AIDS or the beatings
from homophobic inmates, says Douglas Buckley, a member of ACT-UP
Montreal's Prisoners' Rights Committee.
Inmates often assume that a prisoner who volunteers for an HIV test is
a homosexual. Although the testing is
anonymous and confidential, news of
The National Advisory
Committee on AIDS
recommended that condoms and
bleach be made available on a
confidential basis to federal
prison inmates.
But the country's 13,500
federal inmates shouldn't hold
their breath.
the inmates who go in for tests spreads by
word of mouth, Buckley adds.
The Correctional Service's policy of isolating HIV-positive prisoners from the general population hasn't helped either.
"There is not much community life in
there to begin with," says Buckley. "Being
segregated means you've lost what little
contact you had with people."
Jean (not his real name) knows exactly
what it's like to be cut off from the rest ofthe
world. As soon as prison officials at
Cowansville suspected he was HIV-positive
more than three years ago, they put him in
"They didn't know what to do with me,"
he says in an interview from his Montreal
apartment. "They weren't up to date on the
The doctors treating him discovered he
wasn't only HIV-
^^^^^^^^^^^ positive: he had developed full-blown
AIDS, the first
known case in a
provincial prison.
Soon afterward, he
was granted leave
to be treated on the
Jean was acquitted in October
1989 of sexual assault charges, and
HHij^ij^^h^^^^HHi     now survives on a
welfare cheque
provided by the provincial government to
people who qualify as "invalids."
Since being diagnosed, he has lost about
50 pounds and a good deal of energy.
"I'm sorry (if I'm groggy)," he apologized
during an early afternoon interview. "This
is usually the time I take a nap."
IN some ways, Jean's is a prison success
story. He didn't suffer the scorn of his
fellow inmates when they found out he was
HIV-positive, partly because he was a known
"If you get in and they (the inmates)
don't know you, they may think you're a
homosexual," he says. "With me, it was one
of their friends, I was always seen as a
leader. They respected me."
But the guards, or "screws," as Jean
refers to them, weren't so compassionate.
When the Comite SIDA Aide Montreal
(CSAM) held a press conference to denounce
a decision by officials at Ste. Anne de Plaines
to keep him locked up in detention for 45
days, the guards got him back.
"They just took my food away from me
and flushed it down the toilet," he says.
Jean admits there is an abundance of
drugs in prison, but he says it's difficult to
endure such horrendous conditions without
some form of escape.
"Everyone in prison is high," says Jean,
who has a history of drug and alcohol addiction. "You have to be like that to live in that
environment. The guards are [high] naturally."
His lawyer, Diane Ampleman, who has
defended more a dozen People Living with
AIDS (PLWAs) in prisons across Quebec,
says fighting for the rights of these prisoners gets frustrating.
One of her clients who is HIV-positive
quickly caught pneumonia when guards left
the window in his detention cell wide open,
but Ampleman couldn't prove it was done
"It gets very hard," she says. "No one
else really wants to do this work."
As far as Buckley is concerned, the
government's refusal to tackle the growing
number of HIV cases in the nation's prisons
will amount to a "minority genocide."
"Look at the people in these prisons.
They're Natives. They're poor people. The
government is hoping they'll all catch AIDS
and die. They want these people to die."
September 20,1991
THE UBYSSEY/9 AIDS Fund dwindling
Work study Drop-In Sessions will be held every Tuesday afternoon at
1:30 and Wednesday morning at 9:30 starting September 17th through
to the end of October.
Work Study is open to students from all provinces, provided they have
applied for student loans through their home province.
In order to attend a drop-in session you must have:
• applied for a student loan
• and receivedyou Notice of Recommended Award
Approximately 30 students will be seen at each Drop-In session
Sign-up will start at9:00 a.m. eachTuesday& Wednesday fro drop-in the
same day.
Due to labour disputes, all Work Study correspondence is being held for
pick-up in the Awards Office. Picture I.D. required.
Mon. Sept. 23 12:30-2:30    Brock Hall
Campus Rape-Video/
Ray Edney, Counsellor,
Women Students' Office
Tue. Sept. 24  12:30-1:30    Brock Hall
Sexual Health in the 90's
Margaret Johnston, RN
Outreach Nurse
Wed. Sept. 25 12:30-2:30    Brock Hall
Sexual Assault Awareness
Bernie Smandych
UBC RCMP Detachment
Thu. Sept. 26 12:30-1:00    SUB-Pit Pub   No/Yes Theatre
Fri. Sept. 27    12:30-2:30    SUB Wen-Lido Demonstration
Mon. Sept. 30 11:30-2:30    SUB Mall
Display Table,
Outreach Desk
No/Yes Theatre
Margaretha Hoek &
Jon Shapiro
Tue. Oct. 1      12:30-1:30    SUB
Sexual Harassment Policy
Office Annual Report
Margaretha Hoek &
Jon Shapiro
by Sharon Lindores
Plans to hold an art exhibition
and auction in October to raise
money for the AIDS Vancouver
Emergency Assistance Fund have
been cancelled for this year.
Ron Kearse, Art Reach coordinator said the decision was due
to irreconcilable differences with
AIDS Vancouver. "We are hoping
to work out the detailsin the future,
but we are still slowly picking up
the pieces," Kearse said.
The cancellation of Art Reach
was announced on Saturday, one
month before the event was to take
place. People involved in the
planning, since last November,
were disappointed with the turn of
Malcolm Crane, chair CEO of
the Pride Community Foundation,
who is underwriting the
fundraiser, said the foundation will
maintain Art Reach as a project.
Crane outlined four reasons
to cancel the event. "Relations with
AIDS Vancouver was becoming
difficult, concerning who was
managing the project.
"As the underwriter we are
responsible for who the personnel
are and what will be done. AIDS
Vancouver was not giving Kearse
the support he required, this became counter productive.
"There has been akafuffle over
AIDS fundraising due to the
Vancouver Persons With AIDS
Society putting standards on
fundraising, which are impossible
to meet."
Chris Sabean, managing director of Vancouver Persons With
AIDS Society wrote a letter outlin-
ing a framework for AIDS
fundraising in response to an unsuccessful benefit, which took place
at Doll and Penny's May 8 to June
More than 80 per cent of the
funds raised were used to pay for
the event. This was considered an
unacceptable disregard for the
rights of those who donated to the
The letter (written in August)
states, "Our rule of thumb is that
no more than 20 per cent of funds
raised should be used for
fundraising expenses....In future
Vancouver's AIDS support organizations will be more diligent in
monitoring the financial control of
community events planned to raise
money for the cause of AIDS."
The letter was written on the
behalf of Vancouver Persons With
AIDS Society, AIDS Vancouver,
The Vancouver Meals Society and
McLaren Housing Society.
Crane said the Pride Foundation could not afford to lose the
support of the community if Art
Reach did not raise the expected
The Pride Foundation is in
the process of writing to the four
AIDS organizations about the
"Standards can not be set
unilaterally, they should talk to
the organization first because there
are different kinds of events and
different standards and legal requirements," Crane said.
Chris Wong, communications
and fundraising coordinator for
AIDS Vancouver, said the cancellation was regrettable.
Wong said AIDS Vancouver
was supportive of Art Reach and
was concerned about various aspects such as curating. He said the
administration of funds was not
an issue, however as a result ofthe
Doll and Penny's incident, AIDS
organizations must be more cautious.
"It is our responsibility to
monitor fundraisers and ensure
that details are looked after. We
must be vigilant because our name
is involved."
Wong said the demand for the
Emergency AIDS Fund has more
than doubled over the last year
and monies are so low that they
have had to borrow from their
general fund to sustain it.
"It is regrettable that Art
Reach has been cancelled because
it would have been nice to have a
substantial amount of money for
the fund," Wong said.
Art Reach organizers anticipate plans will take form early in
the new year, for an event next
fall. They want to keep the momentum up and may be looking for
more volunteers for Art Reach at
that time.
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The Surfdusters, along with Groove Ranch and The Indecisives, kicked
off CITR's 3rd Annual Shindig at the Railway last Monday.
Anglican diocese sued
for selling Native Land
by Cllve Thompson
TORONTO(CUP)—A northern
Ontario Ojibway band is suing an
Anglican diocese for $10 million,
claiming the diocese sold land in
trust to fund native education.
The suit also names Algoma
University College which purchased over 35 acres of the
Ojibway's 90 .5 acres in 1975.
Ron Irwin, a lawyer representing the First Nations' Garden
River Band, says the church
originallyboughtthelandon behalf
ofthe band in 1874, because natives
weren't allowed to own land.
Although it was supposed to
have been kept in trust for native
education, the church has sold off
most ofthe land and constructed
clergy houses on the remainder,
Irwin said.
"What the hell's that got to do
with native education?" he said.
The band is suing for compensation for the loss ofthe land,
estimated to be worth $10 million,
as well as an injunction preventing
any future land sales.
The land was originally home
to the Shingwauk school for native
children, built in 1873 with funds
raised by band chiefs and an Anglican reverend. Through a series
of land sales, Shingwauk was
slowly integrated into the public
school system, and is now part of
the Algoma University College
"Back then there was an effort
to establish a school for (Native)
children to learn," said band chief
Darrel Boissoneau. "The vision of
those chiefs was lost."
But diocese archdeacon Bill
Stadnyk said the band has no claim
to the land. Although he agrees the
church purchased the land to set
up a school for native children, he
said, they didn't buy it on behalf of
the band.
"At the time, it was bought for
a school for the Christian education
(of the children)," Stadnyk said.
"Not on behalf of the band."
He said he doesn't think the
church has cheated the Natives
out of an education. On the contrary, he added, diocese members
worked for low pay or for free for
years in the Shingwauk school,
and subsidized its operation.
"It was not only institutional
but individual sacrifices. The
church has always had concern for
native education."
Natives are still getting education from the existing uses of
land, since it houses public schools
and the college, he added.
Although the band wants to
continue sending its children to
the public school system, it also
wants to build new facilities specific
to the cultural needs ofthe Ojibway
people—including instruction in
language and oral history by band
elders, Boissoneau said. The $10
million would go toward these
needs, he said.
Currently, the existing school
system isn't enough, he added.
"We have very little, if any,
say in curricular development."
The band wants to build a
"cross-cultural centre" to integrate
Native, Canadian and international perspectives in one teaching
"I think what we have to offer
as a culture can benefit not only
ourselves, but all of Canada and
other nations.
"One big area is the environment. Our elders have a unique
relationship to the land, and they
can share that with all of us."
But even if the band wins the
suit, the chances of their getting
the $10 million in reparations is
slim, Stadnyk said.
"You'd have to sell off the whole
diocese, and even then I don't know
if you'd get that much money."
The diocese didn't sell the land
off at market value, Stadnyk said.
"If we had, we probably would have
that money."
Though Algoma University
College is named in the suit, it is
not being called on to pay reparations, Irwin said. But the college's
books must be examined to determine how much the church received from the sale and rental of
the land to the college.
by E. Griffith
ParliamentHill protestor Glen
Kealey said more corruption took
place in Monday's trial in which
charges were dropped against all
but one ofthe members ofthe Conservative party and the RCMP
accused by Kealey of criminal
"The prosecutors involved
were not independent prosecutors.
They were the same prosecutors
Kealey said.
He said RCMP head Norman
Inkster, one of the accused, was
given a transcript of the 17-day
hearing oflast July whenl3people,
including seven RCMP members,
testified to determine whether
Kealey's accusations were legitimate.
Inkster was given the transcript against the earlier ruling by
the Ontario court of appeal to keep
the information in-camera.
After receiving the transcript
September 5, which contained
evidence against senator Michel
Cogger, Kealey said Inkster
"rushed to file charges against
Cogger to show he wasn't obstructing justice. After refusing to
charge Cogger for seven years, he
charged Cogger 48 hours before
his own court appearance."
Kealey had charged Inkster
and two other members of the
RCMP with "conspiracy to obstruct
justice by limiting and ceasing investigations," and 13 Conservatives with "conspiracy to commit
fraud on the federal government
by collecting bribes and kickbacks."
Kealey charged the senior
RCMP officials after Hull RCMP
agent Emilien Maille told him the
RCMP was having trouble laying
charges because of interference by
commissioner Inkster as well as
deputies Michael Shoemaker and
Henry Jensen.
The Crown dropped all charges
Monday except the opener against
former capital minister of public
works Roch LaSalle, who asked
Kealey in 1986 for a $5000 bribe as
a down payment towards a five per
cent kickback from the $160 million
construction project Kealey was to
take on.
The Crown prosecutor ordered
an Ontario provincial police investigation into LaSalle's alleged
conspiracy to be completed within
a year.
Kealey said LaSalle's charge
will reopen the cases of the other
Tories whose charges were dismissed.
"A conspiracy doesn't happen
with just one person. It will end up
with the same people charged in
the end."
Kealey is unimpressed with
the lack of media coverage given to
the trial and its results.
"For a year I had been going
around telling people about
Canada's Watergate, but the national media was busy brown-
nosing the Mulroney government,"
Kealey said.
"Now that one of the Conservatives has been charged, they are
Kealey said the reason CBC's
Peter Gzowski sighed with relief
when most of the charges were
di smissed was that the media were
embarrassed at not having reported what turned out tobean
important issue.
"It was embarrassing to have
someone doing the work they were
paid to do. Now they're relieved it's
behind them."
Concordia Students find safe sex
handbook offensive
MONTREAL (CUP)—Discussion
about Concordia University's student handbook always seems to
begin—or end—with page 165.
Concordia's code of conduct
administrator John Relton says at
least five students are interested
in filing a complaint about the
page's content, a gay guide to safer
sex entitled Just Do It.
"Some people find the page
pornographic," said Nick
Kaminaris, vice president of the
Concordia's Faculty of Commerce
student council. They feel it is
unsuitable for a student handbook,
he said.
Handbook coordinator
Maureen Bradley said the piece
was written by a gay man for gay
men to eroticize latex.
But Kaminaris objected, saying there are only two references
to safer sex.
"The basis of article was good
but they could find a better way of
putting it," said Kaminaris.
Bradley said the piece is about
gay men educating themselves
about AIDS with something realistic, graphic and honest.
Student council co-president
Charlene Nero said the page is
part ofthe gay and lesbian section
ofthe handbook and provides life-
saving information.
"If it offends people, they don't
have to read it," she added.
Another section provides safer
sex tips for heterosexuals.
Glen Holman is one ofthe coordinators ofthe Lesbian and Gay
Friends of Concordia, Canada's
oldest gay and lesbian university
club. He said the explicit language
in the piece is necessary.
"If you use clinical, technical
terms, you de-eroticize safe sex
and that is dangerous," Holman
said. "We're here to save lives, not
to accommodate people's prudish-
Relton will meet with three
students to decide whether they
can proceed with formal complaints.
The article wasn't what he
expected, Relton said.
"I had hoped it would be like
the article the Muse published and
could be defended in the name of
education but unfortunately it is
Last year the Memorial University student newspaper, the
Muse, published a graphic gay
safer sex article which sparked
national controversy.
Nero said she has received five
complaints about other aspects of
the handbook, but none about page
"I don't understand," Nero
said. "We see years of arbitrary
decisions by student government
and people are too apathetic to
come to meetings — but students
get bent out of shape about a 250-
word article about gay male safe
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What a drag
by Frances Foran
I had a melancholy friend
who always wore black. He said
he had to see a therapist who
would address the problems
faced by those who grew up
during a time of rabid nuclear
In a world that called
'mutual assured destruction'
foreign policy, he said, trying to
develop personal meaning is
futile. The possibility of annihilation equivocates all values.
AMS Art Gallery
until October 3
Kevin Drager, BPA '91,
obviously doesn't see such a
therapist. On the opening night
of his show at AMS Gallery, he is
too manic to be depressed; he is
not wearing black beneath his
Cookie Monster costume, either.
Still, one wonders whether
Drager's art could exist without
his demon-muse of nuclear
I suspect Drager uses paint
like my friend used clothes. Both
are ways of articulating the
scary world and thereby controlling its power over oneself. But
clothes are nouns, and Drager's
paintings have the dynamism of
This is because Drager
seizes the apocalyptic act as
creative technique. Divorcing
things from their meaning
annihilates them, but Drager
uses destruction as the precursor
to re-creation. In this context,
heralds of doom-colours of
cement and steel, religious
imagery and severed limbs are
treated irreverently and gleefully.
"Sacred" and "profane" mean
nothing to Drager; the joy he
takes in ascribing new meanings
to anachronistic symbols pervades the show.
Drager's mockery of bourgeoisie asthetes ("people who
came to see high art") repeats
the theme of levelled values.
Renoir prints are cut up and
scattered over a small canvas,
and re-invented with paint and
applied wood.
Defying a god to assert itself
is also a preoccupation. The
artist as iconoclast treats Jesus
and Mary like garage-sale
figurines who will cry blood or
beg his repentance if taunted
One untitled acrylic shows a
Pieta-faced Mary at the bottom
of a scarlet canvas. At the top,
scratched in brown, is a crown of
thorns. The scarlet dripping on
her face suggests the virgin
defiled by her own flesh and
blood, her son.
In a crucifixion scene, Jesus
has no arms. The flanking
robbers lend theirs, which form
the cross on which the black-
haloed central figure hangs.
Mary at his feet has a canine
Most symbols, both secular
and religious, are distorted out of
immediate recognition. Mundane
things like hands and feet are
alien, removed from the context
ofthe body; out ofthe context of
words, even letters are cryptic.
Drager's approach to the
canvas reflects his world view.
He tries not to think about what
he does, so nothing on the
canvas, like nothing in the
apocalyptic world, has esoteric
meaning. It only means what you
think it means, he said.
Drager's best works seem to
be the result of little thought.
Through layers of acrylic and
short brush strokes emerges the
jubilant child, bombing the
Vatican of prescribed meaning.
The canvas reels after the bi; tst,
things are atomized out of
existence, and only the reverberating energy ofthe artist
Kevin Drager's works, all
untitled, are subject to revision
during the next week of display.
Models inspired by India
by Effie Pow
Anew gallery openedlast Saturday. George Cromatie was
present to greet visitors at his self-
titled gallery located off of
Granville and 12th. The address
will take you to a photo shop, but
go around to the back lane and you
will find a charming house complete with a porch, lawn and potted flowers.
A Passage to India
George Cromatie
until September 28
The gallery's premiere exhibition is a display of Stephen
Denslow's work. Denslow, a
graduate of Emily Carr College of
Art and Design, died two years
ago, at age 40. His most impressive pieces are of model-sized
buildings colourfully decorated
with scraps of paper, stickers and
reflective materials, which were
inspired by his travels to India.
Cromatie hopes Denslow's
journal writing will be published
in the future.
He says the gallery will be a
centre for showing artists in
Canada, including writers and
performance artists. "What we
need in Vancouver, is a synthesis
of art.
"In general gallery spaces,
people walk in, look around at the
art on the walls and walk out—
there's very little discussion. Art is
not created in that environment."
Cromatie will take a portfolio
of Denslow's work to the Benares
Hindu University in India at the
end of the month for a possible
exhibit. And he hopes to establish
an artistic exchange between Canadian and South Asian artists.
The George Cromatie Gallery
is located at 2818 South Granville
(back entrance).
September 20,1991 UBC faculty of medicine demonstrates new
' treatment for constipation
UBC soccer preview
Teams head into season with new faces
by Charles Nho
Not to put undue pressure on them, but both the UBC
men's and women's varsity soccer
teams—who start their regular
seasons this weekend—have been
virtual dynasties in university
But with the loss of some
key players, it could be a challenge
for either of them to live up to past
In other words, they're not
bad teams, but are they as good as
in the past?
Here's a look at what to
Men — They'll be hoping to repeat
as national champions this season,
but without Gregor Young and
"**" Stephen Burns who are playing
■^ professionally for the Vancouver
And goalkeeper Pat
Onstad's commitment to his CSL
team, Toronto Blizzard, will prevent him from opening the season
-- > in net. Look for former Vancouver
Firefighters netminder Jeffrey
Hutton to start.
Returni ng from last year's
team are co-captains Mike Mosher
and Neil Wilkinson as well as four
Can West/CIAU All-Stars: Rob
^■t. Reed, Ric Celebrini, Colin
Pettingale and Gary Kern.
■*" Men's head coach, Dick
Mosher, returns for his seventh
year with UBC. The assistant
coaches are David Partridge and
Ken More.
The men travel to the
University of Victoria to play the
Vikings this Saturday.
Women —Last year, the women
went undefeated through the
regular season before losing to
Acadia in the national championship final game.
However, not only has
five-year veteran and team leader
Mitch Ring played out her eligibility, but the women have a new
coach this year in Bob Elton.
The defence is anchored
by a solid pair of players in Canada
West All-Star Heather Jensen and
All-Canadian Kathy Pepper. If
opponents do make it to the net,
Canada West goalie-of-the-year,
Teresa Willman will be waiting.
The women play a preseason game at the University of
Portland this weekend before
starting the regular season by
hosting the University of Calgary
on September 27.
Bird droppings—Women's field
hockey also starts up this weekend
when they host the first Canada
West tournament this season.
And in football it will be a
clash of the top two teams in the
country this weekend when the
number one ranked T-birds face
the number two ranked University
of Saskatchewan Huskies in
Saskatoon this weekend.
We can't take another five
years like the last five. It's
time for a change.
Rising fees. Overcrowded
classrooms. A student loan
system designed to drive you
Social Credit wastes millions of
dollars on friends and frills. Then
they tell you they can't afford to
fund our education system.
Darlene Marzari knows: It's
time for a change. A New
Democrat government will make
post-secondary education a
priority. The future depends on it.
There is a better way for
B.C. Vote New Democrat.
Darlene Marzari
in Vancouver Point Grey
2505 Dunbar, Telephone: 732-8683
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Flying to Ike Island
has never been easier.
Or cheaper.
Starting September 5, we'll fly you to
Victoria or Nanaimo for an impossibly
low $25. That's about what you'd pay
to drive over on the ferry but we'll get
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The $25 oneway fare is
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September 20,1991
THE UBYSSEY/13 Editorial
Breaking the
The chastity belt was a metal harness vised on
women to preserve their virginal market value.
The belt put the responsibility of virginity on
women, while men's right to their sexuality and
bodily integrity was sacrosanct.
But that was long ago.
The chastity belt has evolved and it is more
insidious than the iron prototype. It is the code of
safe behaviour women must obey "for their own
good". The commandments of safe behaviour are
founded on the fear of crossing the border into no-
woman's-land. The night, the darkness, and certain
postures of body and mind are forbidden as if they,
not men, assault and rape. If a woman breaks
vigilance to the social restriction on these places,
she is fair game for assault and rape, because she
has ignored warnings, and left the belt unlocked.
Now the chastity belt is bigger than a woman's
body. It is the Supreme Court and the "just-us"
system. It is a market which exploits our fear.
All of our social and cultural institutions inform
us that it is men's right to express violence and
women's responsibility to avoid it. The
Crimestopper's advertisement currently installed
in bus shelters shows a lone woman looking into an
alley where a dark figure looms. The caption addresses the woman: "Some enchanted evening you
may meet a stranger." As if she has found the man
she has been looking for, Mr Right.
The mental chastity belt confines women's
freedom, but also opens new economic opportunities because fear can be sold. Whistles, self-defence
courses, spray ink and other products all present
the image of an unknown assailant against whom
it is our duty to steel ourselves. The marketing
even extended to the Take Back the Night march,
in which women banded together to protect one
another as they walked the streets—safely—last
night. Ads for a spray ink were passed around by a
person unconnected with the walk.
85 per cent of the time women know their
assailants, and most rapes occur in the home.
It is time men took responsibility for their
violation of our rights to our bodies, and our right
to take our bodies where we want without fear.
Women who reject the mental chastity belt
should not become martyrs to freedom.
September 20,1991
The Ubyssey Is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the
Alma Mater Society ofthe University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the
sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud
support ofthe Alumni Association. The editorial office is
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Where is everybody? Late on Tuesday afternoon in the jungle,
Paul Dayson, clutching a vine, swung past Francis Foran
perched beside Johanna Wickie in a large eucalyptus tree while
RoseAnne Prokopetz patted Greg Davis, the koala bear, who
was spitting eucalyptus leaves on Rick Hiebert's toes as Paul
Welsh turned green with envy and Paul Gordon turned purple
with passion leaving Don Mah a wan shade of grapefruit
matched only by Raul Peschiera's still life of Effie Pow (crash
bang boom) with embarassing comments flowing freely from
Yau Soon Loo and Chung Wong's tabernacle choir consisting of
the melodic tones of Mike Couiy on electric tongue and Chris
Batchelor with digitized samples of Sara Patton reciting the
lord's prayer backwards in Arabic as Lucho van Isschot, back
on the ranch, cooked up a mean dish of toni back bacon for
Sharon Lindores using an ancient recipe created by Brenda
Wong with her trusty culinary advisor Ela3ine Grif4fith always
by her side and gourmet wombat, Martin Chester, supervising
the addition of complimentary condiments by Sandy Bucifal
who Baid "All I ever hear is complimentary condiments," which
really shocked Charles Nho, as he had been depraved as a
child, unlike Carla Maftechuk who used to shoot snooker and
spit tabacco with Diane Rudolf which always appalled Sam
Green, who applauded Chris Lasko's efforts to spread the good
word of Tanya Paz, this good word being "bucolic," which had
always been one of Steve Chan's favourites although Dawn
Clements disagreed, preferring "proscribe" to Yggy King's
Paul Dayson • Sharon Lindores • Carta Maftechuk
Raul Peschlera • Efflo Pow
Oh dread!
Oh horror!
Three snaps in Z formation for Roger Schuykill, who
calls me "a fascist in liberal
clothing." Girlfriend, you
obviously haven't seen me in
my leathers!
I must say this "liberally educatedyoung woman"
(as you put it) found your
letter to be not the least bit
convoluted, but disarmingly
clear, concise and crisply
articulated. NOT!
Poor boy. Perhaps you
are among these legions of
scared white males that you
yourself describe. You know,
the ones that live in fear of
me calling them "offensive."
O dread! O horror!
And gosh, Rog, I hate to
break this to you, but
Women's Studies is basically
a euphemism for Feminist
Studies. Thus, if a scholar
were to argue against the
"feminist bent" here, rather
than call them offensive—
as you seem to think I
ought—my tendency would
be to assist such a person in
gently easing their head out
of their anal sphincter.
I find it interesting that
you seem to assume that a
(Black) scholar, one "pushing black power messages"
is inherently more partisan
than his/her white counterpart. Itisasifwhiteschol-
arshave no power, no agenda
and dispense only the universalized unbiased truth.
In no way do they participate in hegemonic practices
which could be construed as
masculinist or white-skin
chauvinist. Fancy that!
You also seem to think
that because I have certain
opinions I ought to host a PR
jam/Open House on some
"new scholarship." Failure
to do so, you imply,
would indicate a lack of confidence in my beliefs. Such a
Furthermore, I absolutely do not apologize for
the fact that I am not interested in, for example, white
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men telling me or arguing
with me about how or
whether I experience racism,
sexism, homophobia, etc. I
would consider this presumptuous and possibly, offensive. Does it hurt your
feelings, Roger, that I would
not verbally spar with you in
this way? Tough! But call
me names if it makes you
feel better.
The most unfortunate
thing about your tired
childhood-of-an-argument i s
that it's only too predictable:
you respond to a piece on
how those traditionally disenfranchised in Academe
and elsewhere are now being brushed off as fascists by
calling me a...what??
Nikola Marin
Arts 4
We like
Dear Chung, An toni a, Adam,
Aaron and Society At Large:
The recent furore concerning the plight of Goofists
and Idiotists in our social
milieu has warranted the
attention ofthe Arthur Dent
Centre for Goofist and
Idiotist Studies here at UBC.
It is indeed ironic that this
issue should come to light
just as the Centre completes
a four-year demographic
study concerning the integration of Goofists and
Idiotists into society.
Our main objective was
to determine howbest to help
these groups or people
achieve social acceptance
after centuries of persecution and hardship. We began with an analysis of how
Goofists and Idiotists are
currently distributed within
the social infrastructure, and
there we made our first important discovery: rather
than a consistent distribution of subjects throughout
the social spectrum or even
something vaguely resembling a Gaussian curve; our
Cray number-cruncher blew
three fuses just printing the
damn thing), we found most
GoofTIdiotists to exist in localized cluster, within virtually every university governing body or publication.
(It shoul dbe mentioned here
that Mr. Drake's contention
that The Ubyssey simply
"maintains the Token GooF
is a misnomer; our studies
concluded that their upper
editing echelons simply
crawl with them.)
The subsequent social
isolation is pointedly illustrated by a recent incident
in The Pit Pub. A young
engineering student approached a lady, and this
conversation ensued:
Victim: "Excuse me for asking now, but I need to know
for later: how do you like
your eggs?"
Assailant: "Get lost, you
It is this kind of senseless, xenophobic labelling
that perpetuates the rift
between Normalists and
GoofTIdiotists everywhere.
A series of short seminars on this study will be
given as soon as the funding
comes through (see above re:
Idiotists in governing bodies).
D. Andrew Horning
Roger S. Watts
Arthur Dent Centre for
Goofist and Idiotist
Studies- -Currently
awaiting our grant
Watch for the
A man of about 30 yrs,
with short sandy blonde hair,
ruddy complexion stopped
my girlfriend and me about
two years ago in Metrotown
mall and asked us the time.
I told him, and as he left he
grabbed my girlfriend's rear.
He happened to be attend
ing the school I was at, King
Edward Campus, and he
started following me, making obscene gestures, and
leering at me, generally
scaring me. I reported him
to security there, but they
said there was nothing they
could do until he did something to me.
I have seen him in other
places like The Bread Garden, doing the same sort of
thing to other women, and I
have seen him at UBC.
Earlier this week, on Monday and Tuesday, I saw him
at UBC. He was not carrying
a knapsack. He was wearing
ablue and white striped shirt
and jeans on both days. I
know he does not attend this
University and often he
wanders aimlessly around
campus. He seems normal
enough. I watched him stop
several women, asking them
for change for a dollar, the
time, directions, etc. I saw
him approach a woman
walking with her bike, he
stopped her and pointed out
something wrong with her
chain and helped her fix it,
so he seems like a good guy.
I just want women to be
aware of this man, since I
know he can be obscene, and
I believe he is dangerous.
Name and address
else preferred
Re: Martin McNaldo's objection to "female preferred
housing listings, I for one
wouldn't want to live with
anyone, male or female, so
astonishingly ignorant as to
compare unfavourably an
expression of preference in
roommate—not neighbour,
not co-worker, but roommate—with the hateful bigotry ofthe Ku Klux Klan.
Mary Ramsay
September 20,1991 Friday the 13th: Part 13 - Scott's Revenge
It was Friday the 13th. I'd
successfully avoided any severe bad
luck, and was starting to feel silly
about my childish superstitions.
But the sun was starting to set and
I began to realize that I could still
be in for a long evening of diabolical mishaps.
If you experienced any similar
feelings last Friday, then the
luckiest thing that you could have
done would have been to convince
yourself not to challenge the evil
spirits that be, but rather to trundle
over to the Grad Student Centre
and check out the newly emerging
live music scene here on campus.
The Graduate Student Society
(GSS) Programs Committee considered Friday the 13th to be the
perfect date to put on a stellar
bash featuring three local and very
popular live performers. The dance
was held in the Banquet Room of
the Grad Student Centre which,
with a room capacity of 300+ and
great acoustics, is a perfect venue
for live music.
The entertainment started
with Marc Coulombe, a folk/rock
soloist who has developed quite a
following here at UBC and was a
perfect kick-off for the rest of the
evening. Next came The Holy Cows,
complete with a sacrificial paper
mache bovine. Apparently The
Holy Cows were a last minute substitution for the show as the band
that had originally been booked to
play second, The Nervous Fellas,
recently broke up. The Holy Cows
stepped in and certainly were able
to hold their own. These guys will
likely be playing again somewhere
on campus (for the AMS if
not for the GSS) and would definitely be worth checking out. Their
high energy sound really got the
capacity crowd hoppin'.
After The Holy Cows' set was
over, a sizable line had formed to
get inside the Banquet Room. It is
apparent that early arrival for thi s
still somewhat unknown venue is
now a necessity. When the headlining band, The Stoaters, came on
I quickly appreciated how lucky I
was to already be inside. The
Stoaters are a Celtic rock band in
the same vein as The Pogues, and
it took them no time whatsoever to
inspire everyone to get back on
their feet. The tunes seemed to
last forever, but the dancin' didn't
get any slower. Nobody seemed to
mind the workout.
The four dollar (two dollars
for Grad Students) cover charge
for the event was a great deal.
With so little live music on campus, I thought that it was going to
be a very long time after the AMS
barbecue before I could afford to
see another good live show. Little
did I know that Fd only have to
wait one week. And I've learned
that in addition to the bands performing each Friday night at the
Fireside (in the Grad Centre), the
GSS Programs Committee is putting together another big bash set
for November 1.1 can't wait. A real
void for live music lingers over
UBC and I'm glad to see the Grad
Centre working to fill it. Everyone
should check it out (the Grad Centre does not give GRE exams at the
Scott Richardson
Grad. Studies
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(Rm 254, 822-3961).
UBC's affluence has long sheltered students from economic inequalities. Since 1985, the year of We
Are The World and Live Aid, our sensibilities toward poverty have dulled considerably with each party
benefit for the poor.
For the issue following Thanksgiving, The Ubyssey will be publishing a special issue on local and
global economic inequalities. Follow-up profiles on people interviewed in the paper's last poverty issue
(March 6,1990) will document daily realities interviewees encountered during the holiday. This year,
Canada's unemployment rate reached 10.5%, a level it has not been at since The Great Depression.
Those interested in writing on a particular poverty issue are invited to come to a meeting at 12 noon
in SUB 241K on Wednesday Sept. 25.
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There are as many Communists in the
freedom movement as there are
Eskimos in Florida
.-Martin Luther King, Jr.
A fee ten week group for women students.
This is a 'beginner's group' designed to create a safe haven
to explore fee impact of sexual abuse on our lives.
Date: Thursday, October 3,1991
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
Pre-registration and interviews at 822-2415
Co-sponsored by
Women Students' Office and
Pacific Spirit Child and Family Services Agency
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Okay, the times stink. But
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So call 736-2281 today.
It could be your route to
economic salvation.
September 20,1991
i        COHPOKATi
Works Corps is an international organization dedicated
to providing summer opportunities for all students.
Whether you are a first year student or one nearing graduation. Works Corps can help you to gain the invaluable real
world experience that post graduate employers look for.
• Back to school with no money again    f"V
• Working part time to make ends meet     /
• Tired of earning mediocre wages •
Why not get a head start on your career by securing
yourself employment now?
Listen to what other students have to say:
"My years at Works Corps played a key role in gaining acceptance to Law
School. More than the money. I gained confidence, the ability to deal with people
and problems, but most of alt I learned how the business world works."
Michael Pratt
International Manager ofthe Year
1st year. Osgoode Hall Law School
"I got more real life business experience from one summer with Works
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Daryl Leroy
Proctor & Gamble
My   experience with Works Corps taught me the time management skills and
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3rd Year International Relations
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Cracking the codes of lesbian culture
Lecturer talks about herstorical knowledge
by Effie Pow
Claudia Card, a philosophy
professor from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, spoke about
lesbian culture at a lecture Thursday. She is the first lecturer presented by the new Centre for Research in Women's Studies and
Gender Relations.
Card, who has taught lesbian
studies for ten years, stressed the
importance of historical or
herstorical background in the
definition and development of lesbian culture.
Her research has centred on
lesbian herstory; in yesterday's
lecture, Card cited examples of
lesbians from ancient Greece
through to the 20th century.
According to Card, one aspect
of teaching lesbian culture is instructing students in decoding literature, poetry or films for deliberately hidden lesbian content.
"Teaching lesbian culture is
teaching detective work,"
she said.
Card said many difficulties are
involved in researching herstorical
lesbian culture. For example, information about Amazon women and
the trials of witches was mostly
documented by men. Additionally,
old journals and literary sources
were catalogued in varying and
sometimes obscure sections of a library system.
However, learning to recognize
the vocabulary and symbolism of
lesbian writing is the key to understanding the works that were coded
or self-censored by writers, Card
said. (Lesbian poetry often referred
to other lesbian writers; one 19th
century poem written by a newly
married woman to a woman fri end
can be decoded by reading alternating lines.)
Card spoke about the term
lesbian, as it embodies the erotic,
sexual and political. She also addressed cultural differences, and
the personal implications involved with the usage.
In addition to lesbian culture,
Card teaches ethics and feminist
Future lecturers in the
Women's Studies' series are from
McGill University, University of
Toronto and UBC, and will speak
on topics such as sexual assault,
race and gender, and feminist
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