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The Ubyssey Jan 16, 1996

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Student lobby group seeks RCMP Probe
CASA's future in doubt as interim leader's
spending questioned by board
by Matt Thompson
Top executives of the
Canadian Alliance of
Student Associations
will meet with the RCMP today
in an effort to lay charges against
their interim director Patrick
In question are the
organization's financial affairs
under the direction of FitzPatrick,
who replaced national director
Alex Usher when he left the post
for medical reasons last October.
Upon returning to the job last
week, Usher said he acquired
information that put FitzPatrick's
financial judgment in question.
Usher would not comment on
how he gained access to the
information, nor would he give
exact details of the complaint he
and the organization's
directorship plan to lodge with
the authorities.
"There is a limited amount I
can say-it is a matter for the
police," Usher told The Ubyssey in
a phone interview from Montreal
Usher would say there were
serious questions regarding
FitzPatrick's spending
procedures and that the impact
of his actions may put the
organization's future in jeopardy.
"It will take a few weeks for
the dust to setde from this," he
said. "The shock is still setting
Usher said the Alliance would
release a full statement later this
week after meeting with police.
Fitzpatrick's last known pager
and cellular phone numbers
were not in service, and as of
press time Monday he could not
be reached at his family's home
in Fredericton.
CASA began in January 1995
and has an annual budget of
$128,000 which it collects from
students from universities across
Members of CASA include
UBC, the University of New
Brunswick, McGill, Dalhousie,
University of Calgary, University
of Waterloo, University of
Western Ontario and Carleton.
News of CASA's
administrative problems
came as no surprise to several
student union executives when
contacted Monday.
UNB student union president
Kelly Lamrock said his council
laid the initial complaint that
prompted CASA's internal
After providing FitzPatrick
with a line of credit in October
to organize a national conference
on post-secondary education,
Lamrock said he and several
other members were concerned
by the expenses submitted to
"Suddenly, $600-a-night hotel
bills started to come in... We got
a bill for about $10,000 in
letterhead," Lamrock said
"The shock is still
setting in."
Alex Usher
CASA National Director
In November, the UNB
Student Union passed a motion
demanding a full financial
account from FitzPatrick by
January 7, 1996.
Lamrock said FitzPatrick has
yet to submit a report and
stopped returning calls after the
November meeting.
"We're quite concerned [about
CASA's] financial stability," he
Approximately $13,000 had
been charged to UNB's Student
Union alone, "and that seems to
be just the tip of the iceberg,"
Lamrock added.
"CASA's budget is not the sort
that can absorb these kinds of
things. The organization is
months old, it's in its infancy and
this is a hell of a blow..."
Lamrock said the Union has
called for an emergency meeting
of all CASA membership schools
as soon as possible.
AMS Coordinator of
External Affairs David
Borins said he was originally in
favour of giving the fledgling
A vote for apathy
by Desiree Adib and John
If the interest students
displayed in last Wednesday's
AMS electoral forum is any
indication, voter turnout for this
year's AMS elections may hit an
all-time low. The tepid lunch-
hour crowd gathered at the SUB
conversation pit exemplified the
apathy most candidates said they
were campaigning against.
Speakers were each allotted a
one minute turn at the microphone to sum up their policies, a
format that seemed to limit
discourse and allowed for little
else but campaign rhetoric.
Hot-button campaign issues of
campus safety, AMS fiscal
responsibility and lobbying
proposals against tuition hikes
were stressed by the candidates.
Photogenic independent
presidential candidate David
Borins touted student activism.
"We need someone who is
willing to negotiate," Borins said,
drumming up support for his
lobbyist-based platform.
His activist views contrasted
sharply with Students for Students'
Scott Walker. "I will not have
protest rallies...the government
never hears those things," Walker
said. "I believe in alternative
conservative lobbying."
Agents for Change presidential
candidate Scott Milne, obviously
intimidated by the spotlight,
choked after mumbling, "I'm not
much for public speaking."
Notably missing was
incumbent AMS presidentjanice
Boyle ofthe "Like We Care" slate,
as was the Radical Beer Faction's
Blair McDonald.
The vice-presidential
candidates emphasized the
changes they believed should be
made on campus. Students for
Students candidate Tawfig Popatia
proposed to "consult students and
faculty before legislation is
signed." He also pushed for an
expansion of the used bookstore
and a reallocation of new
construction funds to improve the
existing infrastructure.
Vice-presidential independent
hopeful Lica Chui touted her
AMS credentials and campaigned
for bringing a more academic
focus to the AMS. Her platform
also included improvements to
campus safety and a revision of the
telereg system.
Rounding out the VP
candidates was David Khan who
reiterated his slate's call for an
improvement to campus safety.
Campaigning for the Director
of Finance position was Agent for
Changer Erin Cumming. "We
must cut down on the decadence
of [AMS] executives' lifestyle,"
challenged Cumming.
Students for Students' Ryan
Davies wants to "publicly keep
students informed where their
funding goes."
Joke candidate Patrick Lum,
un-campaigning for the like We
Care slate, managed to thin the
already dissipating crowd with
his smug tongue-in-cheek
In the Director of
Administration position, Jennie
Chen went unchallenged as her
opponents did not show up.
Chen used the extra time to
promote "campus unity-we've
all got to get involved."
Vying for the Co-ordinator of
External Affairs chair were
Allison Dunnet ofthe Agents for
Change and Victor Kok from
the Students for Students slate.
"Who do you blame for this
student apathy?" Kok asked the
near empty conversation pit.
"Not the students-it's the
Dunnet, surveying the
sandwich eating crowd, retorted
with "As you can see here the
apathy on this campus is pretty
damn rampant..We've got to
change that"
Judging by last Wednesday's
meeting, that may be a tall order.
student lobby group a chance,
and pushed for UBC to reaffirm
its membership last August.
After six months with the
organization, however, Borins
said he also had concerns about
CASA's administrative and
book-keeping procedures.
He tabled a detailed report
outlining his stance to AMS
student council in early
"CASA has not succeeded in
reaching or maintaining the level
of administration necessary to
run the organization effectively,"
Borins wrote.
Borins also reported to council
that UBC and a number of other
member schools had not been
properly invoiced for their yearly
Borins told The Ubyssey he
informed CASA's executive that
the AMS would not pay the
Alliance the $17,000 in
membership fees until it received
a proper invoice and a full
account of CASA's finances.
According to Borins, FitzPatrick
promised to send an invoice and
financial statement, but never did.
As a result, UBC has paid none of
its yearly CASA dues.
"I felt it wasn't responsible to
pay it until the finances of the
organization were in order, so I
held off," Borins said.
Dalhousie Student Union
Vice-President Erin Ahem said
Monday her council also had
questions about CASA's financial
status over the last few months.
"We've been asking to see
their books for about three
months now. And we were
uncomfortable paying our fees so
we didn't," she said Monday.
The University of Calgary
Students' Union was one of the
nine other member schools who
did pay their fees.
According to Students' Union
Vice-President External Lance
Kayfish, U of C has already paid
its $ 17,000 in CASA fees and the
Union has asked CASA for a full
CASA began injanuary 1995
as an upstart challenge to
Canada's older, and politically
left-leaning, Canadian
Federation of Students (CFS).
Spearheaded by student
leaders who said they were
dissatisfied with the CFS's
policies and tactics, Usher said
the Alliance aspired to take a
more "bottom-up approach" to
representing student interests on
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 16,1996 news
Radical Beer Faction gets serious
by Sarah Galashan
The Radical Beer Faction's
campaign tactics appear to have
taken a radical turn.
When AMS election campaigns kicked off January 5, the
RBF touted itself as the joke slate
of choice. Recent changes to the
field of candidates has apparentiy
made the slate take a sober,
second look at their role in AMS
The RBF's turn towards more
serious election endeavors was
marked by the disqualification of
vice-presidential candidate Doug
Manarin due to an invalid
nomination form.
While RBF presidential
candidate Blair McDonald
denies that any changes to
campaign tactics were deliberate,
spoof posters of candidates
posing over garbage cans and
other such ironies have been replaced with more conservative
design and serious policies.
"I don't know that we're
serious candidates," McDonald
said. "I think the RBF just took a
slightly different path than other
election candidates."
Despite the RBF's insistence
that they are still running a light-
hearted campaign, many
students are left perplexed by the
change. "I'm confused," said
second year student Mike Layne.
"It seems the RBF has taken a
more serious approach now."
Although the RBF has
appeared on the ballot for several
years now, they have never
actually won an executive seat.
The effect of the RBF's
modified campaign strategy will
not be known until votes are
counted next week.
WATCH OUT for nefarious soft drink salespeople on the concourse
SEC sells illegal drinks on SUB black market
by Irfan Dhalla
An underground market for
"hot pop" has temporarily sprung
up in the SUB concourse.
Members of UBC's Student
Environment Center (SEC) are
selling non-Coke beverages
during Environment Days to
protest the Coke deal signed by
the AMS and the university.
According to SEC member
Lindsay Stephens, selling non-
Coke products in the SUB
concourse "allows the SEC to
reach a lot of students who don't
know much about the Coke
The SEC is also canvassing for
signatures on a petition to ask
students if they "want the AMS
to rescind its approval ofthe Cold
Beverage Agreement" in a
university-wide referendum.
Both the Coke deal and its
ratification process are
contentious issues for the SEC.
"My biggest concern is the
confidentiality clause," SEC
member Trina Hamilton said.
"We should know what the deal
The SEC has been helped in
its campaign by The Media
Foundation, which publishes
Adbusters, a magazine that
parodies ads from large
companies like Calvin Klein and
The Media Foundation helped
the SEC design stylish graphics
to replace famous Coke mottos
with sarcastic jibes. For example,
the classic "Enjoy Coke" slogan
has been replaced with the more
cynical "U buy Coke."
Adbusters freelancer Dan
Deresh said "[The Coke deal] is
just another example of corporate
control. I think it's ridiculous for
a soft drink company to control
a university market."
At the very least, the SEC's
protest allows students to buy soft
drinks at 50 cents, rather than the
dollar charged at Coke oudets on
AMS General Manager Bernie
Peets says the AMS will not take
issue with the SEC's selling of
non-Coke products.
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Campaigners shut out
Profs close doors
by Chris Chiarenza
Breaking with an AMS
election tradition, several UBC
candidates to speak in classes.
For years, AMS candidates
have used classroom presentations as a way to get their
campaign messages to
students. But when "Agents For
Change" Director of Finance
candidate Erin Cumming
approached psychology
professor Stanley Coren and
asked if she could speak for a
few minutes in his psychology
class, he refused.
"I am not there for the
convenience of the AMS so
that they can rally my class so
that they can give their political
propaganda," Coren said.
Many professors feel that in-
class political speeches are a
minor disruption, but
understand the role student
representation plays in
university politics. There are
usually no complaints.
But Coren says if he opens
his doors to students who want
to speak, things may get out of
hand. "If I allow one person to
speak in front of the class men
I have to allow everybody,"
Coren said. "I have to allow
members of the Young
Conservatives, I have to allow
members ofthe Aryan Nations,
and so forth."
This reporter was unable to
find a single professor who
had ever been approached by
a member of the Aryan
Nations during AMS elections,
nor could anybody remember
the speeches getting out of
UBC brings UN to students
by Rachana Raizada
Students from across North
America got a taste of global
government at the third annual
UBC Model United Nations last
Over 150 students from
universities and colleges across
Canada and the US came to serve
as model UN representatives
during the three-day event
organized by UBC's International
Relations Student Association.
Model UN Secretary-General
Fraser King said the event is
designed to give participants a
sense of how the UN works and
the difficulties it faces.
"A lot of publicity on the UN is
negative," King said, "but it's not
until you see how difficult it is
representing different countries to
make policies and strike
compromises that you realize the
tremendous challenges it faces."
The model UN participants
were divided into three groups.
Students appointed to the Security
Council met to discuss the situation
in Rwanda, while the "social,
humanitarian and cultural
committee" of the General
Assembly worked to establish the
collective rights of environmental
refugees. The Ad Hoc committee
on "Charter Review and
Restructuring the United Nations"
discussed reform of the UN
Security Council.
Katrin Richter, a third year
student from Germany
representing Cuba, admitted it was
"pretty intimidating sitting next to
a vocal country like China," but
then joked that at least she had not
been in any direct conflicts with
the US powerhouse.
Other events included speeches
from New Democratic Party MP
Svend Robinson and Christine
Tokar, a member ofthe Canadian
Red Cross who gave a moving
description of her experiences in
a refugee camp near the Rwandan
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The Ubyssey news/sports
Tube Steak burnt
by Douglas Hadfield
Pressure from the Alma Mater
Society and UBC's Food
Services Union (CUPE 116) has
forced UBC's big-wigs to send
Mr. Tube Steak packing.
The university entered into a
one-year contract with the hot
dog vendor last September to sell
their product on campus in
exchange for a percentage of the
vendors' profits.
With the contract's cancellation, private tube steak
proprietor Andre Chandler is
out of a place to park his cart.
Although Chandler has tried to
take his pending eviction lighdy,
he is concerned with the future.
"My cart is two feet too long for
Vancouver sidewalks. So, Fm very
limited. Besides, [the city] has
theirown concession booths."
Chandler says one alternative
he may consider is joining
CUPE 116, though he has yet to
find out if the idea is plausible.
And while the university has
asked Mr. Tube Steak to leave the
campus by February 1, business
certainly hasn't slowed down.
Even in Monday's downpour
Chandler was busy shafting buns
near the university bus loop. "Rain
or shine they come," Chandler
said. "They love it."
News of Mr. Tube Steak's
dismissal caught media attention
last week, after it sparked the
creation of newsgroups and
homepages on the Internet.
UBC's Associate Director of
Public Relations Steve Crombie
says he doesn't understand all
the media fuss.
"This is stricdy an operational
decision," he said. "It was an
experiment to begin with...We
purposely negotiated the
contract with a 30 day
cancellation clause."
Crombie wasn't sure who made
the final decision to axe Mr. Tube
Steak. "Probably our treasurer, the
VP of finance and somebody from
human resources.
"We just felt that we have to
take relationships into account,"
he said, "and it wasn't worth
taking a chance on relationships
with students and employee
groups to have a couple of hot
dog stands on campus."
Australian exchange student Melanie McKean prepares to tee up the ball for teammate Laura Prellowitz on a short corner at
the UBC Indoor tournament in Osborne Gym last weekend. After losing their first two games, the T-Birds rebounded to win
four straight and to finish fifth in the ten team tournament scott hayward photo
Hockey new year! T-Birds sweep Brandon
by Scott Hayward
With 55 seconds left in
overtime against the Brandon
Bobcats Saturday night, T-Bird
Frank Crosina scored a goal to
seal a 5-4 comeback victory.
Combined with Friday night's
5-2 victory, the Birds won both
ends of a weekend series for the
first time this season. "Right now
it's a nice feeling," said coach
Mike Coflin after UBC came
back from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits.
"Whether we were lucky or
fought our way back, without
analyzing too much it's nice to
see the players rewarded."
The injury-ridden Birds were
just 3-11-2 in the first half of the
season. However the break
mended several nagging injuries
and the new year saw the return
of forward Shea Esselmont and
defenceman Cory Stock.
The Birds led throughout
Friday's game, and the big
scoring line of Doug Ast, Matt
Sharrers and Crosina continued
to dominate combining for ten
points including an Ast hat trick.
Saturday the T-Birds gave up
two early goals, but fought back
to tie the game in the second
period. But when Brandon went
up 4-2 at 2:32 of the third things
looked bleak.
Captain Brad Edgington
struck back with a short-handed
goal just a minute later, his
second of the night. Matt
Sharrers tied the game at 11:40,
and then set up Crosina for the
overtime winner.
The win puts UBC at 3-1 in
January, and 6-12-2 on the
season. To make the playoffs they
will have to catch either the
9-9-2 Lethbridge Pronghorns or
10-9-1 Alberta Golden Bears.
If they are going to succeed,
the defence corps will have to
stay healthy. Goaltending, which
was suspect at times before
Christmas, will have to continue
to be as solid as it has been in
the new year, and the offence will
have to get production from the
second and third lines, which
scored three goals on the
The team will get a chance to
prove themselves when they visit
Lethbridge this weekend and
host Alberta the following week.
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Women's Basketball
The Japanese junior national
team rolled over the Birds 80-56
last Monday night
Despite an early UBC lead,
Japan frustrated UBC with tight
defence and excellent ball
handling. The Birds were within
two at half time, but the second
half of the game was dominated
The Birds' lone brightspot was
the aggressive play of Priscella
Reddy, leading UBC with seventeen points.
The women then split a
weekend series against Victoria.
Reddy came off the bench to score
twenty points as fourth place UBC
upset the Canada West leading
Vikes 60-54 Thursday night
The turning point of the game
came midway through the second
half. With UBC clinging to a slim
41-40 lead, Trixie Cruz and Lisa
Scharf each drained treys and the
Birds pulled ahead by seven. The
Vikes tried to rally, but were stifled in the end by UBC's hard-
nosed defence.
However the Vikes got their
revenge Saturday night as they
creamed the Birds 64-47 on their
home turf.
The T-Birds extended their
winning streak to four games this
weekend with a 17-14 road win
over Capilano.
Women's Volleyball
UBC dropped a close 3-2 match
to the Winnipeg Wesmen on
Friday night (15-10,11-15,4-15,
However the Birds rebounded
to and easy 3-0 victory on
Saturday (15-6,15-13,15-2).
"We continued a bit of the
pattern that we've had, either
playing well or playing poorly,"
said coach Doug Reimer. "If you
look at the game scores, we win
easily or lose easily."
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 16,1996 sports
Overtime win salvages series split with UVic
by Wolf Depner
Free-throws: they can make
the difference between victory
and defeat in a basketball game.
That was never more evident
than last weekend when the
UBC men's basketball team
split their home-and-away series
with arch-rival Victoria Vikes.
After losing a 78-73 defensive
struggle at home Thursday the
Birds squeaked out a hard-
earned 83-82 overtime road victory Saturday night.
Given UVic's superior size,
coach Bruce Enns shuffled his
starting lineup. At 6'7" Curtis
Mepham started at centre,
moving Mark Tinholt to John
Dumont's forward spot, with
Dumont replacing 6'1" Dave
Buchanan at guard.
This juggling act paid
dividends throughout the first
half as the T-Birds kept pace with
Victoria in rebounding and led
39-38 at half time.
The margin would have been
greater had it not been for UBC's
pathetic three for thirteen from
the free throw line in the half-a
brutal 23 percent. "That's atrocious! An elementary school
team could shoot better than
that," joked Ken Morris, who led
UBC with 28 points.
The Birds also struggled from
the outside in the second half.
"We could not hit the broad side
of a barn," Enns said. Brady
Ibbetson missed two easy lay-
ups when he was in alone. The
frustrated T-Birds then lost their
most physical player, Mark
Tinholt, who fouled out with
twelve minutes remaining.
Thereafter, the Vikes ruled
the boards and outrebounded
UBC 21-10 in the second half,
allowing Victoria to score from
almost everywhere. Victoria
guard Andy Wilmott nailed
three treys during a 12-2 run
midway through the second half
and put the T-Birds away for
On Saturday, Enns put
Buchanan back into his starting
spot as shooting guard. Despite
being the smallest player on the
floor, he had a huge game with
20 points.
With the score tied 81-81 late
in over-time, Ibbetson drove
through the Vikes' defence to
give the T-Birds a 83-81 lead with
nine seconds left.
UVic forward Eric Hinrichsen
had a chance to tie the game
from the foul line. He converted
the first shot, but missed the
second. Victoria guard Wilmott
pulled down the rebound and
had a chance to put the T-Birds
on ice, but Tinholt came up with
Second-ranked Winnipeg dumps Birds
by Scott Hayward
The Winnipeg Wesmen
stormed through town and
overwhelmed UBC 2-0 in their
weekend series.
The Wesmen are ranked
number two in Canada and,
according to UBC coach Dale
Ohman, have beaten every
major competitor in the country
at least once this year.
Their strong attack was led by
Darrell Hees' driving spin serve
and his phenomenal 51 kills over
two nights. "He's the big
terminator," Ohman said.
"When they're in trouble he finds
a way to put the ball to the floor."
Friday night UBC started the
series with a slim 17-15 win, but
the Wesmen came back with
three solid wins 15-9, 15-0, 15-6
to take the opening match.
Saturday night the Birds again
took the first game 15-5. "The
reality was they cranked their
game up a big notch when they
saw that we were going to play,"
Ohman said. "They waited for us
to crank our game up a notch and
we never did."
Winnipeg completely dominated games two and three
which they won 15-6 and 15-8,
capitalizing on T-Bird mental
mistakes while making few of
their own.
"I stopped focusing on our
team and started yelling at
them," said setter Jamie McKay.
"Trash talking at them takes me
away from my game when I do
it too much."
"If you don't
give them a very
aggressive serve
then they just
shove it down
your throat."
—UBC Coach
Dale Ohman
Winnipeg led early in game
four when a double hit call
against UBC put the Wesmen up
6-3. An incensed Ohman argued
the call and drew a yellow card
from the referee, but the incident
sparked the Birds to staged a
comeback and they went up 11 -8.
However the superior
Wesmen roared back and won
the game 15-11. "We got a bit of
a sniff in the fourth game," said
Ohman, "but when it came to
crunch time we couldn't
Despite the loss, Jeremy
Westereng had an exceptional
weekend leading UBC with 17
kills on Friday and 15 on
Saturday, a feat which is unusual
for a middle blocker. He and the
Birds also outblocked Winnipeg
42-12 Saturday, but were forced
to take chances at the service line.
"They're such a good team it
was almost our only weapon, that
and stopping them at the net,"
Ohman said. "The passers are so
good that if you don't give them
a very aggressive serve then they
just shove it down your throat."
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an amazing block that preserved
UBC's victory.
The 7-3 T-Birds are in second
place in Canada West so far this
season, but Morris and Co. will
have a chance to take over first
place when they host the 8-2
Alberta Golden Bears in what
has already been dubbed the
"Clash of Titans."
MARK TINHOLT'S physical play helped UBC pick up a series split with
an overtime win on Saturday night. scott hayward photo
New UBC Campus
Bus Service
Effective Monday January 15th a shuttlebus service will be
I initiated on a trial basis. The yellow bus will run on a 30 minute
fixed route (see map.) The service, operated by Parking and Security
will run Monday through Friday from 6PM to 2AM until April 30th.
The yellow shuttlebus will complement the existing blue Security
Bus. The Security Bus will continue to give personal transportation
| service on call (822-4721).
This is a YOUR UBC joint initiative of the Personal Security
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Services) and Parking and Security Services.
Tuesday, January 16,1996
The Ubyssey opinion
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Quorum that you can't buy in a bottle
Students on this campus don't get many chances
to participate in the daily moving and shaking
that goes on at UBC.
But this week, students are being handed the rare
opportunity to make a tangible contribution to the
direction of student services on campus, without the
murky intercession of AMS stooges and political hacks,
in the form of three referendum questions.
Although questions about the child care bursary,
CiTR's financial autonomy and a fee reallocation aimed
at giving more money to external lobbying, WUSC
and resource groups, have not been surrounded by as
much hype as last year's referendum on the autonomy
of The Ubyssey, a definitive answer on all three issues
may change your life at UBC.
You may or may not be a parent, but chances are
that a student you know is. The Evelyn Lett bursary
fund is designed to help people with parenting
responsibilities attend UBC while ensuring that their
young tyke is cared for. As Am Johal, chair of the
referendum working group pointed out, the bursary
will cost each student no more than a pint of beer per
year, but it will make education more accessible.
When it comes to the fee reallocation, even
Director of Athletics Bob Philip doesn't begrudge the
money being taken from his coffers, if only because
he will then be able to charge students for attending T-
Bird games. In the long run, the important thing is
that students have the opportunity to choose how their
money is spent.
And then there's CiTR. If, hypothetically
speaking, the AMS were to unilaterally decide to
dissolve a campus media outlet like CiTR (or The
Ubyssey), what would the reaction be? Perhaps many
of you have never had the chance to whiz through the
gamut of radio stations, only to hear groovy programming and then discover that the station in question
was, in fact, CiTR.
Last year, when we asked students to contribute
$5 per year in order to publish a twice weekly
newspaper, students voted in favour of the fee increase
and once again have a reliable source of campus news.
CiTR serves a similarly crucial role, offering its listeners
a range of musical choices as diverse as the students
who get involved, join the station and sample their
first taste of broadcasting freedom. But CiTR operates
by the good graces ofthe AMS, a student government
that has recently been reduced to slashing its budget
in ways that have harmed such services. If CiTR cannot
attain financial autonomy from the AMS, it will be
forced to suffer for the mistakes of student politicians
to come, as well.
The debate over the Coke deal taught us that these
same elected representatives are reluctant to listen to
the students' point of view. Vighen Pacradouni, a council
representative for graduate studies and one of this year's
Board of Governors candidates, went as far as to say,
"Whether you like it or not, we represent you."
This kind of attitude, coupled with the slim
pickings on this year's electoral ballot, make voting
on the current AMS referenda all the more important.
This election is your chance to speak for yourself and
send a strong message to the powers that be.
January 16,1995
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letters ■
In the Ubyssey of January
9th, Matt Thompson quotes
AMS Programs Director
Pamela Tagle as saying that
"...the BC Federation of Labour,
the University of Western
Washington and a group
called 'Jews for a Just Peace'
should share in the expense
of bringing Chomsky to
Vancouver to speak." I cannot
speak for either the BCFL or
the UWW, but I can say
authoritatively that, precisely
because of concerns ex-pressed
to us in the fall by Pamela
Tagle and Bernie Peets, Jews
for a Just Peace (JJP) agreed
to charge an admission price
of $8 for students, seniors
and unemployed ($10 for
others) so that, in the event
that AMS experienced a
financial loss, we (JJP) would
turn over any profits realized
by us to the AMS to wipe out
this loss. JJP also promised to
publicize the AMS event,
which we have done in our
first flier. As it turns out, since
the AMS event has been sold
out, both the profit-transfer
and the extra publicity are no
longer called for.
For those who may be
interested, Noam Chomsky
will be speaking at the Ridge
Theatre, courtesy of JJP, on
"Peace in the Middle East?",
Tuesday March 5th at 2:00pm
(doors open at 1:00pm). Co-
sponsors of the event are the
Institute for the Humanities
(SFU), the Unitarian Social
Action Committee and the
United Jewish Peoples Order.
Advance tickets will
eventually be available on
sale at the Ridge Theatre. For
further information, phone
me at 822-2815 (afternoons).
Norman Epstein
on behalf of JJP
I was interviewed by The
Ubyssey for an article "First
Nations students denied
education", published in your
November 3 special edition
on race and representation
issues. I am writing to restate
information which was
inaccurately attributed to me.
As I stated to the Ubyssey
reporter over the phone, the
correct name of the House of
Commons standing committee
is the Committee on Aboriginal
and Northern Affairs, not
Indian National Affairs.
The article misquotes me as
saying that the aboriginal
right to post-secondary
education is stated in the
Indian Act. In fact this piece
of legislation does not spell
out the right to post-
secondary education. This
right is in many cases a treaty
right. Where treaties were not
signed to exchange education
for use of land etcetera, the
federal government still has a
fiduciary responsibility to
provide education, until such
time as land issues are settled.
I am quoted as saying that
aborigirtal students apply for
BC loans because provincial
tuition is going up. Again,
taking comments out of
context. I did say that tuition
fees are expected to go up next
year due to federal funding
cutbacks for post-secondary
education. This will reduce
access to education for
aboriginals unless federal
financial support to students is
enhanced. I merely mentioned
the fact that aboriginals would
be able to borrow funds under
the BC Student Assistance
Program if needed. I did not say
that they are doing so due to
high tuition.
As well, I stated very clearly
that according to the source I
had contacted, the government
review is one of success stories
in native education, primarily
focused on curriculum issues in
primary education. While in
their presentations to the
Committee, a number of
aboriginals mentioned funding
issues, this was not the focus of
the review.
This misunderstanding may
have come about because I
stated that before knowing the
purpose and scope of the
review, I myself wondered if it
might have implications for
aboriginal student funding in
the coming year, (see last
paragraph) Given the scope of
the review, this is doubtful.
Separate from the review
entirely, is the fact that 1996-97
funding for aboriginal post-
secondary education is
expected to remain at the
current year's level. This
information came from the BC
Regional office of Indian and
Northern Affairs Canada.
Jean Karlinski
Canadian Fed. of Students
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LETTERS POLICY: Letters to the editor must be under 300 words. "Perspectives" are opinion pieces over 300 words but under 750 words and are run according to space.
"Freestyles" are opinion pieces written by Ubyssey staff members. Priority will be given to letters and perspectives over freestyles unless the latter is time sensitive. Opinion
pieces will not be run unless the identity of the writer has been verified. Please include your phone number, student number and signature (not for publication) as well as your year
and faculty with all submissions. ID will be checked when submissions are dropped off at the office of The Ubyssey, otherwise verification will be done by phone.
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 16,1996 ultur
Tigers, tigers burning brightly at the stake
Tiger's Heart
at the Freddy Wood until
Jan 20; returns for Women
in View Festival Jan 25-27
by Sarah Galashan
Based on a fascinating true
story. Tiger's Heart deals with the
life of an extraordinary and ambitious woman who sacrifices her
identity in order to achieve medical breakthroughs and social reform.
Living in South Africa during
the 1820s, Dr. James Barry pursues a career in medicine and escapes poverty in England by living her life as a man.
As a man. Dr. Barry rises quickly
in the medical profession, competes successfully in manly competition and is encouraged by colonial officials. But when the
colony discovers the truth about
her, these achievements take a
back seat. The point of gender
equality comes across clearly and
is made interesting by the Yentl-
like plot.
Tiger's Heart is narrated by an
African slave's son, who is also Dr.
Barry's love interest. His rich accent, along with the choreography of the chorus, give the story
an exotic nuance.
As the dancers move coyly
across the stage, the audience is
transported to a time and place
where the colour of a person's
skin constitutes rank, wealth and
privilege. When the white colonial officials enter dressed in
brightly coloured uniforms, it's
clear who wields the power.
This piece of theatre presents
the continuing social problems of
racism, male chauvinism and
wealth imbalance, and presents
them well. It is because of the
importance of these issues, both
today and in the 1820s, that the
play will be morally relevant to
audiences of all eras, despite its
occasionally explicit sexual material.
Writer Kit Brennan should be
pleased with Jan Selman's interpretation of the script, not to mention shining performances by
Sophie Yendole (Dr. Barry), John
Juliani (Lord Somerset) and Danny
Waugh (Dantzen). The latter
brings just the right amount of
comic relief to some very serious
situations. Overall, Tiger's Heart
makes for an enjoyable and insightful evening.
The Crucible
at the Vancouver Playhouse
until Feb 3
by Adrienne S. Smith
Our society considers itself to
be above the sort of hysterical
paranoia associated with the Sa-
Lord Somerset (John Juliani) measures the mandibular radius on
Dr. James Barry (Sophie Yendole) in Tiger's Heart.
lem witch trials of 300 years ago.
According to Susan Cox, director
ofthe Playhouse's current production of The Crucible, however, "it
happens [today] in the immediate
suspicion of Arab involvement in
the Oklahoma bombing, and it
happens when the spread of AIDS
is blamed on homosexuals."
Cox's interpretation of Arthur
Miller's play is phenomenal and
will grip even the most reluctant
theatre patron. Randy Hughson's
portrayal of John Proctor is sensational. Proctor rings out as the
only voice of reason in the entire
play. There is a profound irony in
the fact that one man, unable to
come to terms with his own sins,
sets a better example for his community than the corrupt, judgmental church officials. It is an issue
we face even today, if in a more
secular way.
There is, however, a second
level to Miller's play. This is not
exclusively a play about the Salem witchcraft trials. Certain undeniable similarities exist between these and the proceedings
of the House of Unamerican Activities Committee, for whom Richard Nixon acted as chief counsel prior to his presidency. The
draconian punishments and suspicions imposed by the McCarthyite committee (Miller himself was
charged with contempt of Congress in 1937) prove that our modern society, with its unfounded
accusations and forced confessions, is hardly superior to those
17th century Puritains.
Miller's The Crucible is one of
the best live theatre performances
I have attended in a long time, and
the social commentary alone is
well worth the ticket price.
Not Without My Baby Part 2?
Eye for an Eye
at the Capitol 6 theatre
by Julian Dowling
You just have to
switch on the news to
see evidence of the violence that plagues North American cities and the erosion of public faith in the justice system. Eye
for an Eye, directed by John
Schlesinger, confronts the
system's seeming injustices
through the story of one woman's
fight for revenge. She is a moral
crusader, wielding the sword of
righteousness against the criminal.
Eye for an Eye is a powerful
tragedy that questions the rights
of victims and criminals. Karen
McCann (Sally Field) is a middle-
class professional woman, happily
married with two beautiful daughters. Enter Robert Doob (Kiefer
Sutherland), a murderer and rapist who shatters Karen's domestic
bliss with the horrifically violent
murder of her teenage daughter.
When the judge dismisses the
case for lack of evidence, Karen
takes the law into her own hands
becoming a Lone Ranger who
tracks the outlaw to avenge her
daughter's death. This is a stalker
movie with a twist—the mother of
the victim stalks the killer.
The casting is brilliant, particularly Sutherland in the role of
Doob, who emanates moral depravity. Sutherland is suitably
surly, conveying a deep hatred of
women and a 'fuck-you' attitude
towards society. Sally Field pulls
off a remarkable performance in
the role of the mother turned stalker.
Field's scenes are
charged with the
emotional intensity
and despair caused
by the loss of a child.
Her character evolves from a
shocked and helpless victim to a
vigilante, self-assured in her quest
for vengeance.
The husband, played by Ed
Harris, finds himself in the role of
the devoted and supportive
spouse that is usually reserved for
Hollywood women. Both Harris
and Field benefit from an intelligent and insightful script that en
ables the actors to develop their
characters beyond Oprah-type
cardboard cut-out victims.
A fine cast and intriguing plot
carry the movie to a dramatic climax. Karen responds to violence
with violence, an eye for an eye,
one life for another-but there's no
happy ending.
We are left to consider the implications of violent crime for society. Is violent retribution ever
justified and what lessons do children learn from watching their
parents? Schlesinger urges us to
turn the other cheek. His answer
is that two wrongs don't make a
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1996 brochures and application forms are now available!
Pick one up at Travel CUTS - right here on campus.
Lower Level, Student Union Building
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Wednesday & Thursday - SUB Auditorium
7:00 Exotica
9:30 Double Happiness
UBC Film Society
Check for our flyers
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For 24-Hour Movie Listings call 822-3697
They're not really criminals,
but everybody's got to have a dream.
wrfflen fay OWEN C WitSOH & WES ANDERSON
7:00pm Monday January 22
in the SUB Theatre
Come by The Ubyssey at SUB 241K
for your free double passes
Tuesday, January 16,1996
Dear UBC Student :
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• Fee
• CiTR
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WEEK OF JANUARY  1 5TH TO   19TH.   1996.
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 16,1996


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