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The Ubyssey Feb 28, 1989

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Array the Ubyssey
Holding up
Sports: page 11
T.A Union
strike action
By Joe Altwasser
Strike action by UBC's
Teaching Assistant Union may
loom in the future, according to
local co-ordinator John Dafoe.
A resolution presently before
the Canadian Union of Public
Employees local union executive
states "the T.A union will go on
strike unless the tuition fee is
rolled back to last year's level,"
said Dafoe.
Graduate students who do not
complete their degrees within
three years for a masters and two
years for a PhD will see an almost
50 percent rise in fees next year as
a result of a Jan. 26 Board of Governors' decision.
A Thursday meeting of all
T.A's will open debate on the possibility of a strike, said Dafoe. "We
have left it all up to the membership to decide ... no executive direction at all."
Dafoe said the executive will
follow whatever decision the
membership takes despite the fact
strike action "is tricky," because
the T.A's just signed a new contract. Itcouldbe we(the executive)
would end up in B.C. Supreme
While uncertain whether or
not the members would vote for an
illegal strike, Dafoe is certain the
TA's will "definitely be taking
some action, as there has been a lot
of concern expressed."
Other options may include
work to rule, meaning any additional hours worked would be done
only if they are paid directly for
them, or calling study sessions in
which TA's would take time out
from classes to have discussions
on the situation according to
The study sessions, said
Dafoe, are less likely to provoke
the University.
The final option for the T.A's
is to just work harder to ensure
they get out of here sooner to avoid
paying the continuing fees said
The T.A. union reached a contract settlement with the Univer-
sityinNovember, 1988 whichgave
them a five percent salary increase but not the tuition fee waivers they had sought.
Dafoe said he was pleased
tuition did not increase for graduate students who complete their
program in the alloted time but
said most students need longer.
Dafoe himself is now in his fifth
year of post-graduate work.
UBC Administration spokesperson, Maureen Simons, was unavailable for comment.
Prince George feuds
over university
By Deanne Fisher
Lobbyists for a degree-granting institution in the B.C. interior
city of Prince George are beginning to squabble over the model of
university they want.
The Interior University Society—an independent lobby
group—advocates a free-standing
university focussing on professional and graduate programs
with several "satellite" campuses
at some of the areas smaller
But the Faculty Association of
Prince George's College of New
Caledonia is ready to accept the
popular "university college" model
which would see CNC grant degrees through one of B.C.'s three
existing universities.
"We see (the IUS's model) as
being educationally unsound,"
said Faculty Association president Kathy Conroy, who cites logistical problems of satellite campuses, the added cost of the IUS
model and a lack of basic arts and
science programs as the main
problems with the model.
"(The IUS) has let everybody
fill in their idea of what a university is and most people supporting
the IUS anticipate a UVIC with a
centralized campus," said Conroy.
But IUS president Elsie
Gerdes said their model will include a core of arts and science and
that people are "jumping to conclusions" when they assume arts and
science will not be offered.
The university should be freestanding, said Gerdes, to ensure
federal funding and research facilities are more available. "You
can do research at a university
that you can't do at a college," said
Gerdes. "A college would not provide us with what we need."
Gerdes said the independent
university would specialize in
health sciences, natural resources, social work, education,
Native language and culture,
business administration, and fine
and performing arts management.
The IUS hired a Swedish consultant to make recommendations
for the university last summer.
Despite some initial concerns
as to the autonomy of the college
and security of funding, Conroy
said the Faculty Association
would prefer the university college
model "if the funding was going to
be coming to the college and not to
the university."
Ministry of Advanced Education spokesperson David Reilley
would not speculate as to the likelihood of funding going directly to
the colleges. A grand scheme of
increasing access to education in
B.C. is expected within the next
few weeks.
Three other B.C. community
colleges are pushing for degree-
granting status through the university college model.
UBC's cliff erosion protection plan angers Wreck Beachers - see story page 5
Seeman hits campaign trail,
sparks AMS donation debate
By Deanne Fisher
See Bob run.
As expected, UBC law student Bob Seeman officially announced yesterday he will run as
an independent candidate in the
upcoming Point Grey by-election.
On a platform of increased
funding to post-secondary education, Seeman, a former student
representative to the UBC Board
of Governors, said "much more
than lobbying and student protests are necessary to affect the
direction of policies and the priorities of government."
The campaign is being run "on
a shoestring budget" Seeman's
campaign manager Tim Bird said
at a press conference yesterday.
For that reason, Bird, who is
Seeman's successor as a Board of
Governor's representative, has
put forward a motion to student's
council to have the AMS donate
$200 "for the publication and copying of a Bob Seeman campaign
pamphlet which will outline the
need for university funding in-,
creases in B.C."
The motion caused a stir
within the AMS executive who
voted to withdraw it from the
agenda of this Wednesday's council meeting. But AMS president
Mike Lee, who holds the ultimate
power over the agenda, put the
motion back on. "I don't think
(motions) should be screened out
by the executive," said Lee.
Lee said the concerns of the
executive members included'argu-
ments that "council shouldn't be
supporting anything that's political" as well as the endorsement of
Seeman in particular as a candidate.
But Lee thinks supporting
Seeman is different than supporting a party, adding "that doesn't
mean I think council money
should be spent on this."
The motion states that Seeman is running "for the sole purpose of increased University funding" but Seeman said in his press
conference he was not just a "one
issue candidate".
Seeman said he will announce
"a solution to the illegal suite problem" at Wednesday's all-candidates forum in the Student Union
Building, but would give no hints
as to his plan.
When asked for his opinion on
the Musqueam Indian Band's
claim to the University Endowment Lands, Seeman said "as far
as I've read I haven't found any
basis (for the Musqueam claim)"
but added, "I'm sure the
Musqueam Indians could present
me with documents that would
change my mind."
And Seeman said he isn't
"particularly impressed" with the
other candidates running in Point
Grey, and suggested the major
party candidates may be committed to university funding only to
gain votes.
Seeman said many students
have already expressed support
for him and estimates 10,000 students have registered to vote in
the Point Grey riding.
An Elections B.C. spokesperson said yesterday that 1654
people filled out voter registration
cards at the SUB registration
table, roughly 20 percent of whom
have registered since the by-election was called. The total number
of previously registered voters has
et to be compiled.
Bob Seeman
VOLUME 71. Number 40
Vancouver. B.C. Monday. February 28. 1989 Between
Note: "Noon" = 12:30 p.m.
Jewish   Students'   Association/
Falafel   Lunch,   12-30,   Hillel
Japan Exchange Club
Information   Meeting:   Japan
Exch.   Summer   Program/Van.
Program, noon-12:30, Rm. #119 -
thru cafeteria SUB.
In Context
Arts & Entertainment News:
Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse. 3-4pm, CiTR 101.9 fm.
UBC Sailing Club
Exec. Meeting: Sailing week planning meeting to all membersinter-
estedin getting involved. 5:00 pm,
Underwater Hockey
Practice, all welcome. Bring your
own swimming suit. 7 pm, UBC
Aquatic Centre.
Jewish Students' Association
Israeli Movie - "The Trek - March
ofthe Stretchers" 7:00 pm, SUB
Dept. of Hispanic and Italian
Spanish Play (dialogue in Spanish) - 'La heroic'a villa' by Carlos
Arniches, Thursday and Friday
March 9 and 10,1989,8 pm, International House.
History Students'Association
Lecture on Machiavelli by Dr. C-
Stacker  (History),   12:30,  Buch
Jewish   Students'   Association/
"What is Israel Doing for Peace?" -
by   Gary   Brenner.   12:30   pm,
Institute of Asian Research
Brown Bag Seminar: Prof. Frank
Langdon will discuss "Current
Economic and Foreign Policies in
Japan". 12:30 pm, Room 604,
Asian Centre.
Point Grey-Vancouver by-election. All candidates debate and
question-answer session dealing
with post-secondary education.
12:30, SUB Ballroom.
Lutheran Student Movement
Worship.   "Lighting  the   Easter
Fire", 12:40 pm, Lutheran Campus Centre.
United Church Campus Ministry
Lenten worship service, all welcome. 12:40 pm, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Jewish Students' Association/
"Jewish Students and Israel: Can
the Dream be Recovered?" - a discussion. 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Hillel
B.C. Folk
Listen to the thoughts and rdusic
of BC folk artists. 5:30 - 6:00 pm,
CiTR 101.9 fm.
United Church Campus Ministry
Dinner and Discussion. All welcome. 6:00 pm, Lutheran Campus
Film: "Miss Julie", based on the
play by August Strindberg. 7:00
and 9:30, SUB Auditorium.
International House
Foreign Film "Decline of the
American Empire" (Director: De-
nys Arcand.) FREE! Everyone
Welcome. 8 pm, International
House - Gate 4 Lounge.
UBC Student Ministry
FOCUS:  "What Happens when
you Pray?" Speaker: Sheila Jones.
Noon, Angus #417.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
Guest speaker: Professor Dennis
Danielson. Noon, Brock Hall Rm.
Pre-Dental Club
Dr. D. Nitkin, Asst. Dean of Admissions, University of Detroit,
will discuss dental school options
in the United States, Noon,
Woodward IRC Room #5.
Environmental Interest Group
Speaker - Gordon Price, NPA Alderman on "The Municipal
Government's   Environmental
Policy", noon, Geography 229.
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Presenting ... "Not Quite Broadway!" Join us as we sing, dance,
and rap our way into the Kingdom
of God! 12:30 pm, Scarfe 204.
Lesbian Discussion Group/Dykes
Meeting, 12:30, Women's Centre,
SUB, Room 130.
University Christian Ministries
People are affected by resentment
and unforgiveness in more ways
than they are aware of. Learn why
and how to be free of it. 12:30, SUB
UBC Circle K Club
Meeting, 12:30 pm, Angus 321.
Jewish   Students'   Association/
"Dual Solitudes: An Anthology of
Israel", 12:30   - 2:00 pm, Freddy
Wood Theatre.
Moving Images
A Whirlwind Tour through the
larger than life realm ofthe silver
screen. Today: UBC Sub Films.
4:30 - 5:00 p, CiTR 101.9 FM.
It's Just Talk
Phone In radio talk show; listen to
vitriolic host RJ Moorhouse ambush his guests. 5:30 - 6:00 pm,
CiTR 101.9 fm, 228-2487.
Jewish   Students'  Association/
Pizza Dinner, 5:30 - 7 pm, Hillel
Film: "Alien Nation", 7 pm, Sub
Jewish   Students'   Association/
Hillel    '
Israeli Dancing,  7:00 pm, SUB
UBC Scottish Country Dance Club
General Meeting and Dance
Class. 7:30 - 9 pm, SUB Plaza
Film: "Child's Play", 9:30 pm, SUB
Dept. of Hispanic and Italian
Spanish Play (dialogue in Spanish) - Tia heroica villa' by Carlos
Aniches. Thursday and Friday,
March 9 and 10,1989,8 pm. International House.
Environmental Law Group
Sylvaine Zimmerman, Oceanog-
rapher with Greenpeace will
speak on Greenpeace's approach
to environmental issue, the South
Moresby settlement and the oil
spill. Noon -12:30 pm, Law Building 157.
Alma Mater Society \
Input? Criticism? Meet with Mike
Lee (AMS President) and voice
your concerns.   12:30  pm,  SUB
Concourse next to Speakeasy.
The Radio Show
In-depth art analysis and a general miscellany of commentary on
the local arts scene with a concentration on theatre. 5:30 - 6:00 pm,
CiTR 101.9 fm.
The Original Radio Show
A comprehensive look at the Vancouver theatre scene. Hosts: Andrea Lupini and Keith Damsell.
5:30 - 6:00 pm, CiTR 101.9 fm.
Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
Life in Community with the
Handicapped ... Speakers from
L'arche Shiloah Community with
an invitation to experience it for
yourself. March 3-4 at 12:30 pm.
SUB 215.
Home Taping
Zocf-proof live mixes, remixes, and
kilomixes. Engineered specifically
to be recorded at home. 6-9:00 pm,
CiTR 101.9 fm.
Film: "Alien Nation", 7 pm, SUB
Dept. of Hispanic and Italian
Spanish play (dialogue in Spanish) - "La heroica villa" by Carlos
Arniches. Thursday and Friday,
March 9 and 10,1989,8 pm, International House.
Film "Child's Play", 9:30 pm SUB
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Student Union Bldg
Main & Lower
The Ubyssey is accepting position papers for five editorial
postions for 1989/90 until Friday, March 3. Screenings take
place until, March 10 and voting occurs the following week.
All interested staffers should post their papers in SUB room
Biosoc: is selling tickets to the
Grad Dinner Dance, Friday
March 17 at the Vancouver
Public Aquarium for $30.
TIX: Available from execs ot
the Biology program office.
number available.
The Greeks
PHI Fraternity presents the
13th Annual Frontier Daze
party with Brockton Oval,
Friday, March 3 at 8:00. TIX:
$4 (includes one FREE
drink) available at door. For
tix or info, phone 224-9866 or
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Housing crunched
By Laura J. May
Affordable housing for
students will -continue to disappear from Vancouver's
west side unlessheusingpoli-
cdes are changed immediately* according to 1W
Perry, NDP candidate for
Point Grey.
"Itfs eraay the way we're
forcing students further and
further away from UBC," he
said at a press conference
Monday morning, Persy was
joined Sby NDP leaderMike
Hsroourt, and, Darlene
Marzari at Dogwood Manor,
a thre^-storey apartment
buikBng^eheduled to be torn
down and replaced by eondo-
Susan Alexander, a recent tfB*C graduate now
working downtown, lives at
Dogwood Manor but plans to
move hi with her parental
when the building is demolished. Alexander Aaid she
*feels aless of power" over her
life and community: "I want
to live {in Kerrisdale), 1 don*t
feel like I should have to move
Perry- said the government must act immediately
to solve what he described as
a "housing crisis "
*H?$ not good enough for
the government simply to
say: well think about (the
housing problem)* Or, worse
yet* (to say) that's not really
our problem—it's yours if
you don't have enough
money" Perry said,
Publk land should not be
sold but used for subsidized
hou$ing,he said, The government should include "provisions for students': housing*
on land made available in
Point Orey if the Jericho
School for the Deaf moves to
Also, tha government
"should be encouraging secondary saites* rather than
letting them be demolished
to make room for "fancier
dwellings * he said. Many
students have been hurt by
the demolition of secondary
suites on the west side, he
Perry proposed an anti-
demolition bylaw as well as a
tax on profits from "flipping
properties>*The tax on profits would apply to ^sellers of
all residential properties not
Harcourt said a new
owner of property has a "responsibility as a good corporate citizen" to "help tenants
find alternate accommodation* when a buildingis going
to be demolished.
Perry and Harconrt both
said they supported the return of the "Rentalsman to
control unjustifiable rent
Green goes for Point Grey
By Mike Laanela
Valerie Parker, the Green
Party of B.C.'s candidate for the
Point Grey by-election insists that
she is not a one issue candidate,
but is optimistic that residents
will use the strategically unimportant by-election to make a statement on the environment.
"Ecology and economy both
come from the Greek wof d household. The economy must be based
on the ecology otherwise it will just
dry up," said Parker.
"Ecology actually affects the
economy, the health of the province, the air we breath, the contaminated food we ingest, the dioxin laden milk, and the carcinogenic fish in the waters," said
"Ultimately poor ecological
practices will affectour health and
economy even greater by destroying the ozone layer and increasing
the greenhouse effect."
Parker also feels the Green's
stand for environmental protection is better than other parties.
"Unfortunately, the NDP caucus
would like to log the Stein [Valley]
although Dr. Perry (the NDP candidate) has been campaigning
against it. They want to protect
Parker, a Vancouver school
teacher, who ran and lost for the
Vancouver Park Board in the
November civic elections, has been
a Green party member for about
one and a half years. She was recently involved in the efforts to
save the University Endowment
Lands as a forest and hopes to see
it remain undeveloped.
When asked in a telephone
interview about education she
said, "I'm ashamed it is so grossly
underfunded and horrified that
UBC no longer has its high reputation internationally."
Specifically, Parker said she
would like to see a department or
faculty of environmental studies
established at UBC which would
unite the fragmented work currently being done in separate areas.
The popular conception that
the Greens are a left wing party is
denied by Parker, whoinsiststhey
are in the center. "I'd like to see
more support for small business in
B.C. ratner than the multinational approach."
On the issue of Vancouver
housing, Parker said, "We need a
rentalsman again. The hue and
cry to close [secondary suites] is
not logical if people are looking for
accommodation and if other
people are willing to share. I don't
believe in ripping down three story
buildings to build high-rises."
Rushdie rushes from shelves
By Dennis SeMer
If you've finally realized that
Slam Hit Rushdie's first printing
of The Satanic Verses might be a
collector's item in two months,
and you want to buy a copy—
forget it.
"The book sold out five minutes after the news hit," said a
tenth avenue bookseller. "But
since then we get about 50 to 60
calls a day. Some people ask simply 'Do you have that book?' and
when we say no they hang up."
Usually conversations are
longer. In fact, people are more
fascinated by their own motive
for wanting the book than they
are by the book itself.
One woman said that she felt
"so naughty about ordering it."
Another staunch Kerrisdale
matron: "Do you have that . . .
Devil's Verses? I want to buy one
just on principle."
The aforementioned local
bookseller finds the plethora of
reasons some compensation for
all the telephone and press har
"Most people don't know
anything about the book. It becomes a symbol for anything you
want it to be."
Guesses as to its contents
range from Communist conspiracies to anti-Semitic to—not surprisingly—devil worshipping.
One woman told the bookseller that he should study auras.
"One could clearly see on TV the
white aura around Rushdie and a
black aura around Khomeini. I
knew it would happen."
So if you feel as if you're
being watched as you saunter
among the bookstore aisles looking for that juicy title, or as you
casually stroll up to the front
desk to place your order, you're
not alone. It's a thrill, no mistake. The thrill of actually buying Satanic Verses will have to
wait, however.
"Try in three weeks to a
month," says the local bookseller.
"We should have some copies by
UBC's John MacKlesky preps for upcoming CIAU championships at UBC this weekend
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Erosion prevention
plan angers beachers
By Deanne Fisher
Attempts to keep the UBC
Museum of Anthropology from
falling into the Pacific Ocean have
devoted Wreck Beachers outraged.
The University has embarked
on a cliff-erosion control plan but
the Wreck Beach Preservation
Society says UBC is not only operating beyond its jurisdiction but is
ignoring a 1985 study that recommended different tactics for the
The tops ofthe cliffs belong to
the university while the faces and
toes are under the jurisdiction of
the Vancouver Parks Board, according to Judy William, WBPS
The 1985 study by a shoreline
engineer recommended leaving
the Trail Four area—the second
most popular trail—in its natural
state. But Williams said the University plans to continue blanketing the beach with berm materials—piles of rocks which protect
the cliff toe from wave action.
"They made (this decision) in
private, without our consultation," said Williams, adding that a
1979 Cliff-Erosion Task Force
decided not to continue the berms
to the Trail Four area.
Vegetation has been cut and
the cliff-face shaved near the
Museum to make way for planted
willows, intended to hold back
erosion but Williams said the destruction is unecessary. "Why
remove vegetation thafs doing its
job in retaining things?"
The cliff face serves as an
"ethnographic site" for the
Musqueam Indian Band, according to Williams and "to those of us
who use the beach area, this beach
is part of our heritage."
Williams said the WBPS will
do "everything (they) can to persuade authorities (to halt the action)" and, as a last resort, will
even "form a human chain."
But the first step is a meeting
between the two sides and the
Parks Board March 6. The meeting is open to the public and promises to be Cheated" according to
UBC Physical Plant director
Dennis Haller was unavailable for
Stanford professor analyses
American/Canadian societies
By Laura J. May
Americans are beginning to
regard their country as a cultural
mosaic like Canada rather than a
"melting pot," said Stanford sociology professor Seymour Martin
Lipset in a lecture Saturday at
Canadians developed the
mosaic idea to preserve two cultures, French and English, and
"other cultures rode on their
back." Similarly, Americans are
using the "language of mosaic" to
explain the survival of a distinctive black culture, he said.
But that's the only area where
Canada and the United States are
growing more similar to each
other, Lipset said to the crowd of
about 300, attending one of the
1989 Cecil and Ida Green spring
"I'm certain that these two
countries will never become one,"
he said.
Canadians first rejected
American values during the
American Revolution and have
continued to reject them ever
since: during the War of 1812,
during the MacKenzie and
Papineau rebellions of 1837, and
in Confederation in 1867, a move
to "pre-empt American expansionism," he said.
"Canada is the country of the
counter-revolution, the contras of
the 18th century," Lipset said.
Quebec is also a counter-revolutionary society which rejected the
anti-clericalism of the French
Revolution. While the United
States became a liberal society
based on the Whig tradition, Canada became a conservative country based on a Tory tradition.
Paradoxically, Canada's conservatism "has facilitated support
for social democracy," he said.
Conservatism and socialism can
co-exist because they share fundamental assumptions about the
existence of classes. Canada has a
significant socialist party, the
New Democratic Party, while the
U.S. has none. Unions are also
stronger in Canada than in the
Canadians "respect the state"
but Americans "suspect the state."
Consequently, the RCMP is celebrated as a national Canadian
symbol. "It is hard—almost inconceivable—to imagine the U.S.
celebrating the FBI," he quipped.
Canadian values and culture
will not be affected by free trade
with the United States, he said.
Scotland and England have retained their distinctive cultures
despite their close economic ties.
Furthermore, distinct cultures
often survive even "within the
same polity."
Lipset said free trade could
not possibly increase the already
enormous exposure Canadians
have to American popular culture.
Before free trade, American television, magazines, newspapers, and
music were all readily available to
Canadians: "On a level of mass
culture, it's hard to conceive of how
much more 'American', Canadians can become. At the same time,
Canada has been having a cultural rebirth."
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Native culture and forest
management linked
By Gordon White
Contrary to popular belief,
native logging operations are not
at conflict with traditional native
values, according to Chief Earl
Smith of the Ehatteshaht Indian
"People are under the impression that we were never harvesters of wood, but we were. The difference is that we worked with
nature, notagainstit," said Smith.
Speaking to approximately
100 people attending a Tuesday
afternoon lecture sponsored by
Students for Forestry Awareness,
the hereditary Chief emphasized
how sustainable forestry practices
are part of the Band's approach to
logging with modern forestry technology.
Smith pointed to past decisions made by the Band to refrain
from logging close to salmon
streams and sensitive wildlife
habitats as evidence of their
unique forest management policy.
The native approach is different, says Smith, because it is
equated not just with money, but
with the total surroundings. "Everything we do on our mountain
tops affects our seashores especially those with rivers," said
Smith, adding, "you must be
aware of the chain effect of logging, otherwise fish habitat and
wildlife are threatened."
Smith stressed that central to
this management policy is decision-making on the local level.
"Decisions cannot come from outside of B.C. They must come from
local people," said Smith. "What
concerns us is decisions made by
multinationals who are not responsive to local needs."
The lack of community-based
decision-making in the manage
ment of B.C.'s forests has meant
overcutting, deforestation, and
destruction of many of the other
resources, said Smith.
"If our forests were being
managed sustainably, MacBlo
would not be doing all the advertising it does. It (proper forest
management) would be evident,"
said Smith. " Our forests are not
sustainable at the rate we are
going at right now," he added.
Smith also commented on
how the smaller operators such as
his Band's company are victims of
the major companies' stranglehold
on timber prices. "One major
change we require is that more
holders are permitted so that timber prices are market driven
rather than what we call a Vancouver market," said Smith.
More smaller companies not
only would mean increased competition and fairer pricing, according to Smith, but also
more efficient allocation of allotted timber cuts. "I know of some
companies who have the size of
land we have and yet are doing
very well. Fletcher Challenge,
however, is not making do with the
lands it has," said Smith.
When asked to explain what
specific guidelines his Band's
company follows in its logging
practices, Smith was short on
specifics, preferring to reiterate
the native philosophy towards
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logging specific areas to allow for
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By Rick Hiebert
A UBC associate sociology
professor is launching a study to
look into the Vancouver area's
reaction to the recent wave of
Hong Kong immigration and investment into the community.
Graham Johnson said much
has changed in the Chinese community on Greater Vancouver
since he began studying it 20 years
ago. He hopes the study will shed
some light on how the community
has changed and how the Vancouver community at large is responding to these changes.
"Really in the last few
months, there's been a lot of concern about the changing composition of the population of Greater
Vancouver, especially the growth
of what you could call visible minorities. The Greater Vancouver
population is becoming more Asiatic than it once was," Johnson
Johnson said an economic
boom in countries hke Taiwan,
Hong Kong and Japan has resulted in Asians buying significant amounts of commercial and
residential real estate downtown
and in the western part of Vancouver, as well as moving in themselves.
"It's an old pattern to look at
such racial growth in a negative
way. Now in the '80's, some old
patterns are reasserting themselves in Vancouver," he said.
"I think 111 find an increase in
negative attitudes towards Vancouver racial minorities. It's always been behind the scene in
Vancouver, but the latest events
in Vancouver have brought this
tendency to the surface," said
"We'll have to look at this issue rather carefully and we
shouldn't be carried away by emotional impressions. We need some
scholastic distance, ifyou like, as
this is an emotional topic," he said.
Johnson plans to begin the
study, after some summer preliminary work, next September. He
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guage changes in the community
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No middle ground
by Charles Lugosi
"Once you begin to give rights
and status to a fetus, you are saying to women: you will give birth
against your will," said leading
feminist Nancy Morrison to the
Vancouver University Women's
Club Friday.
Morrison, a Canadian lawyer,
slammed the Canadian Law Reform Commission's report released last week, "Crimes Against
the Fetus," by calling it "unfair,
illogical, and intellectually dishonest." Even the title ofthe commission's report disturbed Morrison, who turned down an invitation to sit on the commission.
Morrison says she would like
to see a world in which every child
was planned and wanted, but her
years of experience as a social
worker, a provincial court judge,
and a matrimonial lawyer leads
her to believe that there are irreconcilable differences between the
rights of a fetus and the rights of
the pregnant woman.
Morrison said her solution is
to give rights to the pregnant
woman, and no rights to the fetus,
which she says is not human until
Morrison's speech covered a
wide range of topics from artificial
insemination to invitero fertilization, surrogate motherhood, donor
selection, abortion, and vasectomies.
While Canada is not a world
leader on laws in these areas,
Morrison said the Government of
Canada should be commended for
moving in the right direction. She
said she encouraged her listeners
to lobby both the Federal and
Provincial governments to enact
appropriate legislation, similar to
that of Australia and West Germany.
Morrison said the law must
move quickly to prevent illegal
trafficking in embryos where traders can sell for up to $75,000 Caucasian blue-eyed, blond haired,
fertilized embryos.
Morrison gave an example
where there might be 20 fertilized
embryos of which two would be
utilized by the mother and the
remainder would be permanently
Morrison also said surrogate
mother contracts were "the cruel-
est hoax" she could think of, and it
was just "selling flesh".
With over 1,000,000 babies
born annually by means of artificial insemination, there is an urgent need for legislation to enable
or to deny children born of this
method to trace their roots and to
discover their ancestries.
Morrison told a story of one
woman who had resigned herself
to being single for the rest of her
life, desired to have a baby and
asked her three best male friends
to donate sperm, which she mixed
together and inseminated herself.
When she eventually applied for
social assistance in Ontario, she
faced a legal battle from bureaucrats whoinsisted on knowing who
the father was.
Morrison predicted the day
when children would be given
special legal rights. These rights
would include quality of life lawsuits.
Later, Charles Lugosi had an
opportunity to speak some more
with Nancy Morrison about her
views on the issue.
Charles Lugosi: You say there's no
middle ground with respect to the
issue of legislating abortion.
Nancy Morrison:  I  don't  think
there is.
C.L.: When do you see human life
MORRISON: At the time of birth.
C.L.: Then you disagree with those
who say human life
begins at conception?
MORRISON:   It's  a  theological-
argument and I don't pretend to be
a philosopher or a theologian. I
don't recognize it as murder to
abort a fetus. I know we don't give
burials and have religious ceremonies when there is a miscarriage,
so it's a tough  decision—it's a
tough thing to say—but that is
something I have been comfortable with.
C.L.: What about atheists who
look at strict biology, and say that
human life begins at conception?
MORRISON: Well, that's really an
argument that can go around the
maypole, and has been, and will
continue to. The great philosophers and the great theologians
will argue that one as they have for
thousands of years, and that really
isn't my field. I'm a pragmatist.
I'm a lawyer. I've been involved in
women's rights for about 26 years,
and Hook at today's world and ask:
"What will work with the most
equality and equity today?"
C.L.: What's your view as to where
the law should be at with respect
to abortion?
MORRISON: The only restriction
is that abortion should be performed by a medical doctor, and
the only thing I would like to see in
the Criminal Code is that any
abortion by someone other than a
medical doctor would be illegal.
Other than that, no restrictions.
In other words, keep abortion out
ofthe Criminal Code; it's a medical
procedure, and if it's done, like any
other medical procedure, by someone other than a doctor, then I
think that there's already legislation in place saying that that's
against the law.
C.L.: Once a fetus is aborted let's
say after, say, 25 weeks, some
people will say that this is a viable
child outside of its mothers womb.
It may or may not survive, but
with the help of technology and
care it could.
MORRISON: Then I think it
should. I cannot conceive of deliberately killing a child which you
believed would be aborted as a
fetus that did not have life, and yet
was born and had life. Then I think
the obligation on the medical profession attendant is to preserve
C.L.: Do you see any absurdity in
the fact that a woman might undergo an abortion after a specific
number of weeks and the fetus is
actually aborted alive and therefore according to law it is a baby
and its life is worth preserving
according to medical ethics. Don't
you see an inherent absurdity in
' MORRISON: None at all. For one
thing there may be a mistake in
the woman's and the physician's
mind as to how far along she is.
Some women show a great deal
after only 3 or 4 months, some
women don't show until 8 or 9
months. She may have miscounted, so they may believe that
they are aborting a much earlier
fetus and what may happen is that
a live child may be born. And if a
live child is born, then that child
should live. To kill a child after
birth, that is murder.
C.L.: There are some people who
know after a certain number of
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found on abortion issue
weeks in their pregnancy that
their child will be born without a
head—yet they keep these babies
for the sake of transplants later
on. What's your view on that?
that...bizarre...and I find it a very
tough choice for a woman to make.
If a woman makes that choice, that
she is prepared to carry that child
to full term, then I think she is
very courageous. She has shown
an extraordinary sense of not only
courage, but love to help others
out. That's her decision and I respect her for it.
CL.: As a lawyer, do you see any
ethical difficulties where unborn
fetuses are preserved simply because they are going to provide
body parts for other babies later
on—such as a baby heart transplant.
MORRISON: I'm not sure about
that. That's a question that I haven't resolved in my own mind.
C.L.: Another issue that arises
with invitero fertilization, is that
in Canada the procedure is to
implant a number of embryos that
have taken, let's say six, and let's
say four of them take in the
woman, yet the woman wants to
carry only one of them to term, and
she wants a male. And so this
process, called "selective reduction", is basically terminating the
lives of these other embryos.
What's your view on this procedure?
MORRISON: That disturbs me. If
they are as far along with in vitero
as many say they are, and they
know the woman only wants one,
then I would think that implanting more than two, for example,
would be almost irresponsible,
unless her history showed that she
tried again and again. But to
implant six would seem to me to be
irresponsible, and to then deliberately go in and kind of weed them
out as you do weeds in the garden,
that's unnecessarily cheapening
human existence. When I talk
about unwanted pregnancies,
those are pregnancies that have
occurred without planning. What
you are talking about are pregnancies that are occurring under
medical and scientific conditions
with a great deal of planning. And
then to deliberately select, there is
genetic engineering at its worst in
there. That frightens me a little. I
think there's a great deal of difference between the unwanted pregnancies and the superbly planned
C.L.: What's your view upon embryo experimentation?
MORRISON: Well it just terrifies
me. I really have a lot of trouble
with growing people in test tubes,
because ifyou can grow them for 7
days, then you can grow them for
14 days, then you can grow them
for 7 weeks, and so on, and I don't
want to live in a world where the
science fiction comes true, where
we have the floating baths full of
growing people. Where they pop
up at some point, and meanwhile
we've engineered them the way we
think people should be. Because
that's really what the Nazis were
doing: they didn't like the Jews,
they didn't like a lot of other races,
so they engineered the perfect
Aryans. And that temptation is
always there and that kind of
engineering—genetic engineering—frightens me, and that's why
I think we need laws.
C.L.: When we talk about genetic
engineering, do you feel that sometimes when we try to play God
with human life we open a real
Pandora's box that none of us can
MORRISON: Absolutely, absolutely. That's what I tried to convey in my talk. It's a minefield out
C.L.: Yes, you've pointed out the
difference in our society where we
have thousands of children
aborted every year, and yet on the
other hand there are over one
million artificial inseminations in
the world...
C.L.: In a year?
MORRISON: Yes, a million ayear!
6000 a year born in Canada alone.
C.L.: By artificial insemination?
MORRISON: Yes, there are millions [that have been done] in the
CL.: And there are 6000 abortions—just in Vancouver—a year,
from the figures we heard tonight.
MORRISON: That's a lot of unwanted pregnancies.
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absurdity there: a society where
on the one hand we're eliminating
human life, and on the other hand
there are people who are craving to
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we must not have a society that
says, "We need children, and you
ten women over there with the
unwanted pregnancies, I'm sorry
but you've got to carry to term
because those ten couples over
there want a child. So you're now
part ofthe baby farm." I don't want
to live in a society like that.
C.L.: Again it points us back to a
society where we look to ourselves
and our own personal needs—either I'm going to have an abortion
because that's where I'm at, or else
I'm going to have an artificial insemination because I want a child.
It comes back to the "I"-centered
individual unit, which I am suggesting exists today.
MORRISON: Oh, sure, it's always
existed. The only thing that's different today is that men and
womenareboth allowed the equality of saying "I, I", "Me, me".
Whereas, up until 50 yrs ago it was
just the man who was allowed that
luxury. Now it's both.
C.L.: You had mentioned that
sperm can be sold at thirty to forty
bucks a "pop". That smacks of
male prostitution, in a sense, if one
stretches the analogy. What do
you say to that?
MORRISON: I think it's irresponsible to be an anonymous donor. If
you're being paid for your time and
for your inconvenience,  I don't
have any inherent objection  to
that. But if you're going to work
your way through college, I would
prefer to see you do it some other
way, rather than be a donor to 100
CL.: What about women who
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Unless you think you 11 still be here in
2013 working earnestly towards that
undergraduate degree, go see the AMS
Art Collection at the Vancouver General Hospital
Eye Care Centre—now.
The student art collection, which spends
most of its time hidden away in the AMS vaults,
has been temporarily unshrouded in celebration
of its fortieth anniversary.
The AMS Art Collection 1948-1988
at VGH/UBC Eye Care Centre
2550 Willow Street
Until March 17
The canvasses of such artists as Jack Shadbolt—who still lives and works in Vancouver—
La wren Harris and A.Y. Jackson rub frames with
those of lesser-known artists, making the collection a rather democratic sampling ofthe diversity
in modern Canadian art.
Collected over the past forty years, the artworks in this exhibition are of such variety that
everyone is sure to find something that appeals,
be it in the traditional framework of oil on
canvas, or in the innovative bounds of vinyl
sculpture and shaped canvas.
Jack MarkelPs "The Shawl," an oil on canvas
painted in 1957, is from his New York period of
Experimentation with the move from realism to
abstraction. Thus while "The Shawl" maintains a
partial objectivity in Markell's bold delineation of
the seated woman's silhouette and her tangible
solidity, his self-confessed interest lies in the
burnt sienna ebb and "liquid flow of pattern and
Another work that is sure to attract attention
is Ian and Ingrid Baxter's "Inflated Landscape
with Water," a sculpted canvas from the late
1960's. And although incredulity may best
describe one's initial reaction to the placement of
"Inflated Landscape" with works by Harris and
A.Y. Jackson, its self-deprecating humour (it
looks like a cross between an air mattress and
water wings) and overt commentary on our
increasingly pre-packaged, plasticized environ
ment make this piece difficult to ignore.
The space in which the AMS collection is displayed, however, is less than ideal. The narrow
lobby ofthe Eye Care Centre is an atrium-like
space filled with shrubbery and waiting room
divans, leaving a narrow aisle along its side walls.
As individual artworks are hung on these surrounding walls, it is all but impossible to view
them from a distance of greater than four feet.
Step back too far and you're liable to trip over a
Inflated Landscape with Water
Run ... it's the teen movie from Hell
by Rick Hiebert
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is cute. It
isn't, to borrow a phrase, "awesome" but it
is occasionally imaginative.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Granville 6
Bill and Ted are in deep trouble. Not only are
they incredibly stupid, they are in danger of
flunking out of school. If they don't do well in
their upcoming history presentation, Ted (Keanu
Reeves) will be shipped off to military school.
Their band will be destroyed.
Enter Rufus (George Carlin), a visitor from
Bill, Ted, and Socrates starring in movie from Hell.
the future. He appears in the parking lot of a
Circle K store, stepping out of a time machine that
resembles a phone booth. He tells the boys that if
they are separated, with one of them in military
school, the civilization ofthe future will be destroyed. Rufus has brought them a time machine
for them to travel back in history to find figures to
help with their history project.
This clever premise saves what could otherwise be a boring, cliched teen comedy. There's
sexual titilation, stereotyped classmates and a tyrannical father, yet this film surmounts the
limitations of its genre.
The film drags in the beginning, yet gets
better as Bill and Ted go time travelling. The last
third of the film, when historical figures like Joan
of Arc, Napoleon, Billy the Kid and Genghis Khan
visit modern day California, is the best. The one
liners borne of the time travel concept are amusing
and clever.
Although the slapstick of these scenes is a
little broad, the scenes when the historical figures
visit the local supermall are fun, particularly the
part where Billy the Kid and Socrates try to "pick
up some babes."
The best part ofthe movie is Bill and Ted
themselves. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are
very good as the teen leads. Their characterizations are well rounded—it's almost as if the
directors of the film found them with the other
burnouts and headbangers at the Whalley bus
Although they have a tendency to use bywords
like "dude" and "excellent" a tad much, Bill and
Ted in many ways act like teenage guys would act
in these situations. For example, when Bill hugs
Ted after giving him up for dead, they both spring
back and say, in unison, "fag." The things they say,
like Ted's "We're in danger of flunking most
heinously tomorrow," although exaggerated for
humourous effect, sound like what my younger
brother might say.
The supporting cast, aside from Napoleon
(Terry Camilleri), is merely adequate.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is one of
those movies that is good, but it isn't that good. If
the average teen movie is schlock, you could call
this superlative schlock.
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Dinosaurs extinct
By Joe Altwasser
The blue collar 'Birds mens
basketball team were upset winners in Cowtown this weekend as
they eliminated the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs from further
playoff action.
The Thunderbirds defeated
the Dinos in two extremely close
matches that went,"right down to
the wire," according to UBC coach
Bruce Enns. The 'Birds edged
Calgary 90-89 on Friday and followed it up with a 95-92 overtime
victory on Saturday.
"The guys are playing very
well as a unit right now," said
Enns, "and everybody is doing his
job, the starters, the bench, are all
Defence has been the key to
the starless T-Birds who have
surged since Christmas, winning
nine out of their last ten contests.
This weekend was no exception.
"Our defence did it for us,"
said Enns, "and we shut out their
key man Vigna." Perrie Scarlett
was given special praise by Enns
for his coverage of Vigna, who is
arguably the best ball player in the
conference. "Perrie would be given
the man ofthe match for his defensive role alone, in addition he
scored 24 points of his own."
The Thunderbirds now take
their working man's Cinderella
story to the final ball in Victoria
next weekend to challenge the
defending champion UVic Vikings
for the Canada West crown. The
Vikings defeated the Alberta
Golden Bears two straight in the
other semi-final match on the
The 'Birds have yet to beat the
Vikings this year but came closest
in their last meeting in January
when they lost 78-77.
The best of three series gets
under-way ia Victoria Friday,
March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. with the
second match starting at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday. If necessary, the third
match will begin at 2:00 p.m. on
The UBC Fencing team
hosted its annual Stephen Lazar
Tournament on the weekend of
February 18th and 19th with both
the men and women standing "en
garde" well enough to distinguish
themselves with medals.
In the women's University
Foil division, UBC took all the
medals as Cheryl Parker won the
gold, Leanne Schuman the silver,
and Anda Phelps the bronze. The
women's Open Foil division, also
found a gold medal perch for
UBC's Cheryl Parker who won the
gold while teammate Leanne
Schuman placed eighth.
The women's University Epee
division saw Cheryl Parker again
capture the gold, with Leanne
Schuman taking the bronze. In the
Women's Open Epee category,
Cheryl Parker won a bronze and
Leanne Schuman finished sixth.
The men's team was somewhat less fortunate as they managed to stab their way to only one
medal at the meet. Morgan Burke
earned a bronze in the men's University Sabre competition.
The UBC Track Team met
with mixed results while competing in the 22nd Annual Canada
West Indoor Track and Reid
Championships in Saskatoon last
The University of Manitoba
won the Men's overall title with 98
points, followed by the UBC squad
with 78, and the home-town University of Sakatchewan with 72.
UBC swept the High Jump
event as Andrew Macfarlane took
the gold with a leap of 2.07 meters.
Graham Day won the silver, and
Phil Benson brought home the
bronze. The Triple Jump was also
a strong event for UBC as Byron
Jack captured the gold and Derek
Hanson took second.
In the Middle Distance
Events, UBC's Rob Lonergan set a
Canada West record of 8 minutes,
24.59 seconds in winning the 3000
meter event. Lonergan also won a
silver in the 1500 meter event and
anchored the UBC Men's 4 X 800
meter relay team.
The UBC Women's track
team did not fare quite as well as
they finished a disappointing fifth
out of seven teams. One bright
spot for the Women was Errika
Foster's Canada West record setting performance in the triple
jump. Foster's winning leap of
11.74 meters enabled her to capture the gold in that event. Foster
also competed in the Women's 60
meter sprints and helped the UBC
Women's 4 X 200 meter relay team
to a third place finish.
Jennifer Manby, also a UBC
standout, placed third in the 600
meter event in addition to anchoring the 4 X 400 and 4 X 800 meter
relay team to a second and third
place finish respectively.
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Championships   at   Sherbrooke,
Quebec from March llth to 12th.
The UBC womens' Basketball
team's most successful season in
over a decade came to an untimely
end in Calgary on the weekend.
The heavily favored University of
Calgary Dinosaurs used their
home court advantage to defeat
the T-Birds 69-54 in a one game,
winner-take-all play-off, ending
the "Birds hopes for further playoff advancement this year.
The Canadian Inter-university Athletic Union's national
swim championship will be held at
the UBC Aquatic Centre this
weekend. Action starts Thursday
March 2nd and runs through until
Sunday. The meet will feature
Olympic silver medalists Tom
Ponting and Mark Tewksbury
who both swim for the University
of Calgary Dinosaurs.
"This is a big event. Last year
this particular event was on
Sportsweekend," said Don Wells,
UBC Sports Information Officer.
Any students hoping to get on TV
this weekend, the aquatic centre is
the best bet.
CiTR Radio has announced
the remaining T'Bird basketball
games will be broadcast. Station
manager Harry Hertscheg said
that a broadcaster will accompany
the TBirds to Victoria this weekend. Hertscheg also hopes to secure funding to send a broadcaster
to Halifax for the National Championships if the TBirds qualify.
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12:30 - 2:20 pm
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February 28,1989 SPORTS
Volleybirds jet to playoffs
By Franka Cordua-von Specht
The UBC Volleymen's varsity team
secured second and final playoff spot in
Canada West conference by defeating the
University of Saskatchewan Huskies last
More importantly, the second place
finish ensures the Thunderbirds, ranked
fourth nationally, a playoff berth in the
national—the Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union (CIAU) Championships.
On the heels ofthe number one team in
Canada—the University of Calgary, the
Thunderbirds were surprised late this season by the Huskies (1988 CIAU Champs)
who stalked them and even beat them twice
three weeks ago in Saskatchewan.
"The adversity forced the players to
refocus," said UBC head coach Dale
Ohman, "We've had good practices and
games since then."
This weekend, in their last matches of
the regular season, the Thunderbirds had to
win at least one ofthe two matches to make
the Canada West final. They won both.
The number two spot was decided in a
desperate battle on Friday at War Memorial Gym: 7-15,15-11,15-3,13-15,15-13.
In the first set, after the Huskies
bounded ahead 6-0, the 'Birds rallied back
to lead 7-6 but did not score again until the
second set.
"When I sensed we were in control, the
UBC's Sarah Dunlop in battle of block
Huskies came right back," said Ohman of
the unpredictable match. "We have trouble
playing with a lead, but we won most ofthe
close games."
In Saturday's 15-13,8-15,15-8,15-13
win, the TBirds played to maintain their
ranking while the Huskies, ranked seventh
nationally, focussed on a new goal—a wild
card berth.
But the match was not as fast as Friday's because, "we had a tough match last
night and both teams were tired," said UBC
power hitter Rob Hill, whose hard serves
troubled the Huskies.
His teammate Greg Williscroft, playing his last home game as a Thunderbird,
put in a first class performance (58 kills on
the weekend), and was chosen UBC's Player
of the Game.
"Greg is someone we look to all the
time," said Ohman, "He may be with the
national team next year, but we would
welcome him back for his last year of eligibility. He could be the dominating player in
the country next year."
When asked about the team's play on
the season, Williscroft compared it to a
parabola, "We're on our way back up, playing better than last month, but still not as
good as at the beginning ofthe season."
If his theory follows through, the Birds
should be in top form against the University
of Calgary on March 10-11 in the Canada
West playoffs.
Stepping out in style
It was the last time this volleyball season that the Thunder women's varsity team
stepped out onto their home court at War
Memorial Gym.
And they stepped out in style, taking all
the bite out of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, winning 15-3,15-6,10-
15,15-9 on Friday and 15-9,15-2,15-7 on
Yet the victory was dampened in light
of the T-Bird's elimination from playoffs
three weeks ago.
"I'm disappointed that only the top two
(in each conference) get to go to the playoffs.
We're third in Canada West and sixth in the
nation," said veteran 'Bird Sheila Jones,
whose leadership and outstanding play on
the court has been key to the T-Birds' success this season.
UBC head coach Donna Baydock also
echoed her disappointment with the playoff
regulations, in spite of which, she said, her
players have shown tremendous intensity
and motivation.
In Saturday's win, the Thunderwomen
were troubled by tough Husky blocking in
the first set. But the Birds adapted their
offense by moving the sets-to the outside
and kept the Huskies guessing for the rest
ofthe match.
With her team leading9-0 in the second
set, UBC's quick, 5'4" setter Amy Ku, a
Canada West All-Star last year, moved the
attack deceptively and then surprised everyone on the court and in the stands by
powering a kill deep into Huskiette territory.
Rookie middle hitter Sarah Cepe-
liauskas put in a strong attacking and defensive game, collecting ten kills, four stuff
blocks, three aces and then UBC's Player of
the Game award.
"Sarah communicates well. When
there's a broken play, she's calling for the
ball, she's always there, ready," said
Cepeliauskas' talents will be in demand next season to take up some of the
slack as four veterans—Trina Hewlett,
Sheila Jones, Mikki Mallette and Amy Ku-
played out their last home game in the
Thunderbird uniform.
"We had fun out there," said Ku, "I
know I'm going to miss playing."
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THE UBYSSEY/13 Bobbing for
The Alma Mater Society is being asked to
donate $200 to the Bob Seeman campaign
based on the fact that Seeman is running "for
the sole purpose of increased University fund-
At first glance, this may seem like an excellent idea to ensure student representation, or
at least show the grannies in Point Grey that
there is a university in the riding.
But no matter how much Mike Lee says
sponsoring Mr. Seeman's campaign is not like
sponsoring a political party, the end result is
the same.
Leaving Mr. Seeman's qualifications for a
job in the provincial legislature aside, he is
running for a paid political position. Mr. Seeman may not have the support of a political
party behind him, but he is seeking office, and
this makes him a politician.
The minute the AMS, an organization
which receives its operating budget from student fees, supports a candidate—whether affiliated or independent—it is basically saying
that all—or at least most—students who go to
UBC and pay their AMS fee support that particular candidate.
Regardless ofthe technicalities, supporting
Mr. Seeman could rightfully be construed as
The AMS, as a political body itself, must refrain from being seen as partisan when representing students from every point on the political spectrum.
But considering the fact that Tim Bird
(former AMS president, and BoG representative) is Mr. Seeman's campaign manager, and
Chris Bendl (former AMS elections officer) and
Ken Armstrong (a council Arts representative)
are campaign workers, the AMS cronies seem
to be flexing their flabby muscles.
What about other students who run for
office? In the last city council election, another
UBC student ran for office on the School Board.
His platform was education, but he did not
have either the connections or the nerve, or
maybe just good sense to ask students to contribute involuntarily.
February 28, 1989
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Greg Davis walked into The Ubyssey office and declared that, while
attending Deanne Fisher's travelling faith healing show, he had
been cured of his body's ability to feel pain. "Get out', said Katherine
Monk and Mike Laanela in unison. "Sounds kinda neat' said Jon
Treichel as he bounced a nearby ashtray off of Greg's head. When
Greg did not flinch, Rick Hiebert and Robert Groberman took it as
a sign that they should attempt to determine just what Greg's new
pain threshold was. "Hold his arm still so I can nail it to the table*
said Laura May as Chung Wong and Michael Vaney leaped to
comply. "Let's slam his fingers in the door, or maybe staple his socks
to his feet* suggested Ted Aussem and Ernie S telzer helpfully. When
this failed to elicit a reaction from Greg, Olivia Zanger and Vincent
Sheh promptly pushed Greg down the stairs, with no apparent
damage. "This is weird alright' declared Dennis Selder as he tossed
exacto knife darts at Greg's chest "You guys are sick' said Joe
Altwasser as Franks Cordua von Specht looked on in amazement.
"Maybe ifhe were hitby a truck..." mused Charles Lugosi, nervously
fingering his car keys. Gordon White and Carla Maftechuk then suggested feeding him Pit burgers and Pit fries to see if he was still
sensitive to internal pain. Just then, Michael Booth returned from
church and told everyone about how the faith healer had been
arrested for being a fraud. "OOOW!, Ouch Ouch OUCH! Damn it all,
I hurt everywhere* screamed Greg as he pried staples out of his shins
and exacto knives from his chest His hand started to bleed where it
was nailed to the table and, upon freeing himself, he hobbled out the
door screaming and bleeding profusely, all the while swearing
revenge on faith healers and the all too helpful Ubyssey staffers.
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Vander Zalm
So. Former Board of
Governors student rep Bob
Seeman wants to be an
MLA. He wants to run in
the upcoming by-election in
Point Grey as an independent. He wants to run on a
solid platform of university
funding. He wants to make
a difference. That's nice.
It's his right.
But did Bob ever stop
to consider what effects his
candidacy could really
have? In the worst case
scenario, Bob might actually garner enough student
votes away from NDP candidate Dr. Tom Perry to
assure that Mike Levy
makes the SloCrud team in
Victoria. It's simple mathematics. The more we divide
the opposition to Vander -
scam the more we make
certain that a SloCrud candidate wins the largest
number of votes in the election. Not a good outcome, if
you care about the future of
education in BC. And lest
we forget, the student vote
in Point Grey can make all
the difference.
Bob says that he wants
to demonstrate to the government and province that
the people recognize the
importance of education.
The most effective way for
Bob to do that is to put his
effort solidly behind the
strongest advocate of quality education in this election: Dr. Tom Perry and the
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Islam replies
As a member of the
Muslim Student Association of UBC, I was pleased to
read the letter "Message of
Islam Questioned" in the
Feb. 24th issue. However
the conclusion in that letter
thatour message is propa-
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is our message.
The reason for having
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is to give the non Muslim
majority of UBC the true
message of Islam, far from
the media propaganda ofthe
west and far from the political propaganda of some
Muslim countries as well.
We do not expect everyone to
believe the truthfulness of
our message, but we do it as
our responsibility to spread
the message. Our "Message"
is not the place to argue with
others, either Muslims or
non-Muslims. But our society has its opinion in many of
the current events, especially the death call to
Rushdie. The paid few lines
of our "Message" is just for
the message not for our opinions. We need a larger space
for our opinions, say a report
in The Ubyssey. But we are
still waiting The Ubyssey
reporter. Maybe they have
more exciting reports.
You respect freedom of
expression, we also do; for
Rushdie to write against Islam, for Mr. X to write "Last
Temptation of Christ"
against Christianity. But we
also ask for our freedom to
reject Rushdie's book and
debate it with the Islamic
facts. Also we respect the
freedom ofthe whole community to have the answers to
their questions from the
Muslim community living
among them. To your surprize, I do not know ANY
Muslim here (including Iranians) who approves of the
death call to Rushdie. But it
is the media here that prefer
to give you Khomeini opinion
not the opinion of thousands
of Muslims living with you
Finally, is it a "Holy
Verses" or "Satanic Verses"?
Why do not you find the answer yourself. The "Holy
Verses" is the Koran, given
by God to guide all mankind.
ANd the "Satanic Verses" is
created  by   Rushdie.   Now
after reading "Satanic
Verses", why do not you read
the "Wholly Verses" and be
the judge?
Ashraf Elnaggar
Ph.D. Student
Electrical Engineering
Fatal sex kicks
My friend's lover died
last Friday. Richard found
George's body hanging in
their livingroom. As incomprehensible as it seemed, he
presumed suicide. However,
the coroner advised him differently: the cause of death
was accidental strangulation as a result of engaging
in the often fatal sexual
practice of autoerotic asphyxia.
Having been a sexual
counsellor, I feel compelled
to educate you about the
extreme risk involved in
this unusual sexual practice. While many will read
this and think how repulsive and perverted autoerotic asphyxia syndrome
is, I have agonized over the
prospect of some disregarding my words of warning in
favor of experimentation for
kicks. I am particularly
concerned about those individuals who require increasingly stimulating and
dangerous sexual experiences to get their needs met.
Like other addictions, treatment is strongly recommended.
First and foremost,
there is no safe way of engaging in autoerotic asphyxia. Approximately 250
deaths per year in the
United States are attributed to strangulation resulting from this practice
(1983 study). Few practicers
have been studied while
alive, most research being
based on psychological autopsies. This, in itself,
should convey the fatal risk
involved in this activity.
So, after all these warnings, what is autoerotic asphyxia syndrome? This
practice involves the act of
self-asphyxiation, usually
by hanging, while masturbating. With teen-age boys,
the ritual tends to be solitary, while amongst adults,
it is more often practiced in
homosexual couples
(women are also known to
engage in this practice).
Despite the often mistaken
conclusions, strangulation
is generally considered not
to be intentional.
Despite the long known
history of this practice, it is
still an enigma to researchers. Furthermore, little has
been publicized about this
phenomena. Having attended numerous sexuality
conferences and workshops,
never once was the issue of
autoerotic asphyxia syndrome addressed. I expect
this has not been made
public for various reasons:
1) people have presumed
these strangulations to be
suicides; 2) many professionals are not educated
about nor aware of the syndrome; 3) the public, and
school boards, are squeamish about unusual sexual
practices (and sex education
in general); and 4) the ethics
of educating the public
about this practice with the
knowledge that the information may be misused and
may unintentionally lure
individuals to try it.
My intent has been to
advise you of the danger of
this activity. I would hope
that you, or anyone you
know who engages in autoerotic asphyxia will stop
(or seek professional help)
before it is too late—as it
was for George.
Cynthia Johnston
Counselling Psychology
musings of a
frosh ...
I'm just a concerned
first year science student
whois ali ttle boggledby this
whole University Deal and
who would like to recommend the Subway Chicken
Burger. It looks kinda
wimpy but it's actually darn
good. So where the hell is
the "art" in "Arts" anyway?
James Rowley
Science 1
February 28,1989 OP-ID
Sensitve artiste
critiques lit.
I have a theory on what really
makes good writing or, put another way, what makes writing
good. Of course, how the words are
put down on paper has something
to do with it, as does the content of
the written work, but in the end
what really matters is how the
reader chooses to interpret it.
Were it enough that grammer,
spelling, and diction were correct,
and the piece interesting enough,
then surely every English 100
class would turn out a few great
authors! (Not to mention the
keenly honed literary minds coming out of 200 level courses.)
No, I daresay that that which
makes much poetry and prose
great, is simply the expectation of
greatness by the reader. That is to
say, if a piece of text were written
by a highly respected and accomplished author such as Margaret
Atwood for example, who is going
to expect it to be anything less
than brilliant?
I don't mean to suggest that
Atwood would ever do this, but
just suppose she were to write a
short poem following all proper
literary conventions but which
was, to her mind, totally meaningless? Why the critics would rave!
They could and would read more
meanings and moral implications
into that short little poem than
you could possibly imagine! Yet if
that same poem had been written
by one of the aforementioned students it would immediately be
seen for what it was—nothing!
It is therefore my theory, and
my contention, that the prior reputation of the author is the single
largest influence on the interpretations of readers of those works
written by well known authors. In
fact, I suspect that a highly skilled
and somewhat devious writer
could probably just publish one or
two top-notch works and then,
after his reputation was firmly
established, just crank out a short
story or poem now and then; literary afficionados and critics would
then build up these subsequent
works into the masterpieces they
weren't, while said author sat
back and rested on his laurels!
While this has probably never
happened (intentionally at least),
I sometimes wonder why it is that
a classroom full of students can
study and discuss a short poem for
three or four hours, when the poet
probably spent less than one quarter of that amount of time it in the
first place? Actually, I believe I
know the answer to that question—it's really very simple. English literature students are being
taught to see things that aren't
there—to read in what the author
left out (or never intended to put
in), and to speak glowingly of
works they don't understand or
appreciate. The situation is
rather like that in the classic story
The Emperor's New Clothes. No
one wants to be the one to stand up
and say "rubbish—there's nothing
there!" or "for crying out loud—
this doesn't make any sense!"
I once had an English teacher
who told his students that while
literature may entertain, inform,
or provoke thought, it must all the
while be both readable and understandable. He never told us that
one day we might have to learn to
appreciate ambiguity and hidden
meanings; I've never figured out
why not, after all surely he went to
university once too...?
Bruce Gairns
Arts 3
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Schizophrenic editorial fails
at philosophical consistency
It is difficult to discern any real focus in the
editorial "Ignorance breeds intolerance", which,
while purportedly about the Satanic Verses controversy, manages to lash out wildly at contras,
Americans, the CIA, Christians, the KKK, the
Shah, and censorship. It's almost as though the
author, inflicted with severe schizophrenia, was
told to engage in some stream-of-consciousness
editorializing about stuff (s)he didn't like. I'm
surprised liver didn't make an appearance.
An effective editorial anchors on one clearly
defined topic and proceeds to make some sort of
argument about that topic. Like grammar, arguments have rules: logic, evidence for the thesis, etc.
The real issue of the Satanic Verses controversy ought to be crystal clear to anyone who has
followed the developments ofthe last few weeks. It
is somewhat amusing to see just how much pressure must be placed on western leaders to encourage them to take a stand on principle. Principle?
What principle?
The principle of freedom of expression, something which has been central to western political
life since the Enlightenment, has come under attack from another culture. Criticism of its principles does not concern the west—indeed, there are
entire industries devoted to it— but active assault,
or threat of assault, does. That is the core of the
On the close periphery lies a gamut of other
aspects which the editorial could have tackled.
Does an institution (i.e., Islam), perceiving a severe
threat to itself, have the right to defend itself, and
to what extent? Does our valiant defence of freedom of expression extend to neo-Nazi groups who
publish materials which question the validity of
the historical representation of the Holocaust?
What exactly is 'Tiate literature"? Does the idea
that western democracies are not willing to go to
the extents to promote ideology to which Islam
strives suggest that our democracy is vulnerable to
ideological attack from without? Is it ethically
acceptable to kill in the defence of freedom? Ofthe
principles of Islam? Is there a way of judging whose
"reasoning", that of Islam or that of the West, is
better in this scenario?
When the representative of a religion whose
membership numbers in the hundreds of millions
announces that he is prepared to use force against
the West to implement the philosophy of that religion, the discussion of philosophical questions in
the west should stop being considered lowly theoretical discourse and start to look more and more like
urgent practical problems which ought to be solved
before we decide how to physically counter the threat.
This is not merely a matter of one human being's life
hanging in the balance, it is a matter of a challenge to
the metaphysical principles which inform our everyday life.
I say "schizophrenia" in the first paragraph, not
maliciously, but because there is an inherent contradiction in The Ubyssey's support for sanctions
against South Africa and, from what I can make of it,
a tacit approval (instead of condemning Khomeini's
actions, you say "we will never condone" them) or at
least understanding, of Khomeini. Either you're
going to be cultural relativists or not. If concepts like
freedom, equality, and democracy are valued as being
Good, then it is morally consistent to try to export
them to other cultures, like South Africa. In that
case, The Ubyssey should wholeheartedly condemn
Khomeini's action.
But if, as the editorial loosely suggests, Islam's
principles are just as valid as those ofthe Enlightenment and Christianity, and Khomeini's actions are
consistent with staving off a threat to the legitimacy
of Islam, then the West is wrong in trying to export
freedom, democracy, and equality to a region in Africa where inequality and conflict between tribes has
merely been shifted to inequality and conflict between blacks and whites. The whites are the "ruling
tribe" in S. Africa. If the "lightness" or "wrongness"
of Khomeini's actions are culturally relative, then so
is the "lightness" and "wrongness" of apartheid in
South Africa.
The Ubyssey principles permit Khomeini's actions against freedom of expression, deny the validity
ofthe American attempt to export democracy to Latin
America (so far, so good, consistency-wise), but enthusiastically encourage the exportation of western
principles to South Africa!
Somewhere in this morass of perplexity, The
Ubyssey, as an agent of social change, should take a
serious, consistent stand.
The philosophical, not to mention immediately
political, angles of analysis to this international crisis
are manifold. Re-reading the editorial (for perhaps
the fifteenth time) it becomes somewhat apparent
that this may be what the editorialist tried to achieve.
If that is the case, may I suggest (s)he use the facilities
ofthe university to learn how to express her/himself
before trying the reader's patience with half-assed
Chris Wiesinger
 past Ubyssey editor, 5 Arts
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Contact the Ombuds office in SUB.
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February 28,1989
Stranded students outraged
TORONTO (CUP)—A group of University
of Toronto students stranded in Florida is
considering legal action against the Chicago-based tour company that arranged
their package-tour reading week trips to
Fort Lauderdale.
The 80 Toronto students—and another
30 from the University of Manitoba—were
stranded the night of February 18 at a truck
stop just outside Jacksonville when their
buses failed to show because ofbad weather.
The St. John's County sheriffs department
found the students the next morning and
arranged buses to take them home.
Inter-campus Programs, the tour company, refused to help the students after they
were stranded, said Patty McNeil, a U of T
representative hired by Inter-campus.
"Brad Nelson (vice president of Inter-
campus) hung up on us twice when we
called from Fort Lauderdale, and then all of
a sudden the lines were busy every time we
tried calling him."
McNeil said some were forced to fly
back to Toronto because they had exams on
"We'd like to destroy the company.
They're taking money from students. I felt
like cattle at the end," said the other company rep on the U of T campus, Greg Lowes.
Sharon Cater, a first year student at
the U of T-affiliated Erindale College is
seeking legal advice. Cater and McNeil are
talking to the Ontario ministry of tourism
and the federal department of consumer
and corporate affairs.
"I don't want them (Inter-campus Programs) to come back onto this campus
again," said McNeil.
But Bill Ryan, president of Inter-campus, blamed the Milwaukee-based bus
company Designers of Travel Tours.
"We've been dealing with this bus
company for six or seven years and I've
never seen them perform like that. We paid
them $57,000 up front but we're going to
have to stop using them for the rest of the
season," he said.
McNeil also said Travel Cuts, the li
censed representative ofthe tour company,
has agreed to give each student who took
the bus back from Florida $50 in compensation.
Dal strike effects linger
HALIFAX (CUP)—Three Dalhousie University law students are suingrtheir school
for damages incurred during a 17-day faculty strike last fall.
Mady Brodie, Roger Proctor and Sandra Gifftn say the university is worried the
three may set a precedent.
"If we win there are 10,000 students
who could follow suit, and the fact that
reason to assess the calendar. So our argument is that a disclaimer can't work unless
you're given reasonable notice of it," said
At the end of the 700-member faculty
association strike back in November, Spanish professor John Kirk calculated that each
student was owed $150 due to lost course
AIDS victim barred from class
TORONTO (CUP>-A third-year York University music major with AIDS has filed a
complaint with the Ontario Human Rights
they've hired one ofthe best litigators in the
city is, I think, indicative ofthe fact they are
taking us seriously," said Brodie.
Brody is suing for $320 in damages,
based on hourly losses. She says she feels it
is only fair that she should recover part of
her tuition fee.
"I know that the university as a result
of the strike has a net financial gain. And
that bothers me because the students have
a net financial loss."
Spokesperson Brodie said the three
who are currently researching their cases,
which will be based on the university breaking a signed contract. Even though a disclaimer in the calendar exempts the university from liability in the event of a strike,
Brody said the clause doesn't apply to law
"We (law students) don't receive a copy
ofthe calendar in our registration materials. We receive a course selection handbook
which is generated by the law school and the
disclaimer isn't in there. At no point would
a second or third year law student have
Commission after school administrators
upheld a decision to bar him from class.
Ron Kelly received a letter February 20
from the university which stated that the
fine arts faculty committee's decision to
expel him from his singing ensemble course
"The university has not shown any
discrimination against Mr. Kelly on any
grounds and it rejects any such accusations," reads a February 22 press release
signed by York provost Tom Meininger. "As
a matter of policy, York University rejects
any form of discrimination based on medical grounds.
York University does not have a policy
dealing with HIV-positive students and
"In my opinion," the hand-out continues, "intense media discussion of this very
delicate matter and public accusations do
not help a resolution of this matter."
"The faculty has sent Mr. Kelly several-
comprehensive letters explaining its position and offering him every consideration,
including compassionate ones. The faculty
of fine arts is still prepared to accommodate
Mr. Kelly's academic needs in a manner
that will enable him to complete his studies
on schedule.
Kelly was offered an extra recital by the
department for the rest of his mark. But it
was bumped up a week to February 23,
leaving Kelly scrambling to prepare himself.
Kelly calculates that the Human
Rights Commission won't get to his case for
two weeks, and said he is hoping to resolve
the matter internally before the hearing.
A nurse who complained to the Ontario
Human Rights Commission that he was
fired from Toronto Western Hospital because he has AIDS was reinstated in June.
Kelly, who has tested HIV positive, was
thrown out of class after he missed five,
which music department chair David Mott
said were "unexcused". Attendance is vital
because the class must work as a group, and
a department policy states that three or
more absences result in a failure.
"We offered him a chance to make it up
(in private) with the vocal teacher," said
A doctor's note stating a student is
"medically incapacitated" is the only allowable reason for absence. Mott said Kelly did
not furnish this note: Kelly said he did. On
July 29, 1987 Kelly sent a letter to the fine
arts department stating he had tested HIV
positive. Kelly included his doctors' phone
"I made it clear to (the professor) that I
was willing to make up the work. At no time
was I asked by the course director to submit
any form of documentation to verify my
absence," said Kelly.
Memorial, Concordia, Carleton and
Dalhousie universities and the universities
of Toronto, British Columbia, Ottawa, New
Brunswick and Calgary have adopted policies which state they will not discriminate
against staff and students who test HIV-
positive. York's vice-president of finance
and administration is working on a proposal, to be released soon.
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