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Array Quebec holds tuition fees
MONTREAL (CUP) — Canadian students attending Quebec
Universities will be spared an increase in tuition fees for at least one
more year.
Now paying the lowest fees in the
country, Quebec students have paid
roughly the same tuition for 15
years. However, international
students registering for the first
time in the province's universities
pay $4,100 for tuition, about seven
times the price for Canadians.
Education minister Camille
Laurin told a March 12 conference
of Quebec university rectors and
principals (CREPUQ) that it would
not be feasible to raise tuition fees
for Canadian students before
1983-84.
His statement was unexpected,
since at a November conference of
university administrators, faculty
and students he indicated that fees
would be increased in 1982-83.
Laurin said he proposed to cut
additional government funding to
universities and increase tuition
fees, with a restructuring of the
loans and bursary systems to compensate for the changes.
But now ministry officials say too
many questions remain unanswered
to raise fees for next year.
"The extent to which we would
aid and even define needy students
still needs to be worked out," said
Laurin aide Micheline Paradis.
But according to CREPUQ
director-general Richard Perusse,
students ultimately will have to accept the government's financial
situation and subsequent fee hikes.
"I'd say that given Laurin's proposed new methods of university
funding, fees will most likely rise in
1983-84," Perusse said. If fees were
raised, totally new structures for
loans and bursaries would have to
be implemented, he added.
"At this point, raising fees would
constitute a negativ: measure and
would prevent students from enrolling," Perusse said.
Concordia University rector John
O'Brien agreed that the question of
accessibility had to be studied
before fees could be raised.
"I think the government wants to
make sure they properly study the
bursary and loan system before
making any drastic moves,"
O'Brien said. The implementation
of Laurin's November proposals
will make a boost in fees inevitable,
he said.
In November, Laurin said his
proposals were crucial to the
university system's survival in combatting the current economic situation.
"The ministry of education
should play a more centralized role
in order to facilitate the sharing of
resources," Laurin said.
But Marie-Andiee Bertrand,
president of the Federation of
Quebec University Professors
(FAPUQ), proposed in November
that an autonomous council should
determine the methods of implementing a rationalization, or
amalgamation, of resources programs.
"It would exercise a critical function but not have a monopoly,"
Bertrand said. "Universities are
fragile tissues. There should be no
forced coordination."
Quebec curently subsidizes
education by $700 million annually.
GSA boycotts
Nestle products
Following a recent graduate student association decision to boycott
Nestle's products, Alma Mater Society executive members are in disagreement over whether they should
follow the GSA's move.
AMS finance director James Hollis said Wednesday Nestle's infant
formula marketing methods are
"unconscionable" and the AMS
should join the boycott. But Cliff
Stewart, AMS vice president disagrees.
"It's not up to us to tell (students) they can't have a product.
These gestures are meaningless,"
said Stewart. "I don't believe in doing things that do not have real
value."
"What they are going is phenomenally evil, without moral and social
conscience," argued Hollis. "We
should support the boycott."
Until this week when they agreed
to follow World Health Organization guidelines, Nestle's was engaged in mass marketing powdered
baby formula in economically disadvantaged countries. Since the illiteracy rate is high in these nations,
many women cannot properly
follow mixing directions and lacking a clean water supply, their infants were vulnerable to disease and
malnutrition.
The company has been the subject of a world-wide boycott organized by the Infant Formula Action
group since 1977.
"The only people who will suffer
(from the boycott) are those who
eat Nestle's products," said Stewart.
INFACT representative Rolf
Burlhard said Wednesday the group
considered asking students whether
they would support such a boycott
in a referendum this month. But the
international group was unable to
make the necessary arrangements
before the end of the term, he said.
Rob Cameron, graduate studies
representative said the AMS should
take a leadership position on such
issues.
Cameron said he will present a
motion to the next council meeting
asking the AMS to boycott the
products and requiring members on
UBC's food services committee to
encourage a similar boycott.
Hollis said, "If enough people
send messages possibly Nestle's will
get the message."
Nestle's is also making a name in
UBC's athletic department. The
corporation recently gave the department $1,500 for scholarships in
honor of three UBC football players who were appointed to the Canadian all-star team.
But athletics director Rob Hindmarch said Wednesday he is unaware of the current controvery
over Nestle's and the ethics of taking the scholarship money. The senate awards committee sets scholarship policy, he added.
THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LXIV, No. 60
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 18, 1982
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PRISONERS FROM CLASSES escape over walls. Unwitting convicts fail to see that escape is useless. On other
side of wallit's more of same academic torture. In any case, why climb over wall when you can walk around it?
Climbers are participants in Intramural Storm the Wall competition. Finals are Friday.
'UBC discriminates'—workers
By GLEN SANFORD
Despite denials by physical plant
officials, some university employees
say the layoff of 45 women is based
on gender discrimination.
Hops and malts now
The Ubyssey staff is offering its
usual libation starting at noon Friday to students who support the
paper's autonomy drive in a
referendum next week.
Ubyssey staff member Glen Sanford said the paper was not trying
to buy votes. "If students who
don't support us come looking for
free beer, we'll be glad to take the
time to convince them they are
wrong. Once they agree they're welcome to join the party."
The beer bash will be held on Friday as a key propaganda tactic in
the staff's campaign to win support
on campus.
Students will be asked to vote in a
three question referendum that will
redefine the relationship between
the student paper and the Alma
Mater Society, if passed.
Students will be asked to form an
independent society to govern the
paper, to amend the AMS constitution to remove its control of the paper and to add an additional $2 levy
to student fees to cover increased
costs and capital acquisition costs.
See page 2: AUTONOMY
"They say mer need more money
than women do,'' said one woman
who asked not to be identified.
"But lots of women (working) here
are widows with two or three kids. I
think they have rights, too.
"My family must live the same as
a family with a father and a
mother."
Most service workers approached
by The Ubyssey were reluctant to
discuss the issue, and all asked to
remain anonymous.
One man said the layoff priorities
were entirely sexist and he would
refuse to do the work of women
who were laid off. "It's blatant sexual discrimination, and I'm not going to support it," he said.
Custodial superintendent Ed
Trewin Wednesday denied charges
of sexism. He said physical plant
based its layoffs on job description
rather than sex.
Forty-six service workers lose
their jobs effective April 1 because
the   cleaning   department   faces
$854,000 cutbacks. Only one is a
man. Another 25 women will have
their hours reduced to five from
7.5.
All layoffs come from the
predominantly female service
worker one category, that is considered a low priority because it entails lighter work than the
predominantly male service worker
two category.
Ken Andrews, president of the
Canadian Union of Public
Employees (local 116) said service
worker twos will not do the work of
service worker ones. Trewin said
there will likely be a union-
management clash over the issue.
"Service worker twos will be doing the work in their job descriptions," he said. "They're job
description includes the work that
service worker ones do."
Trewin said there are more
women in the service worker one
category   because   the   work   is
See page 3: BIASED Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 18, 1982
Autonomy suds Friday
From page 1
Students would then control the
paper directly by electing representatives to an independent board of
directors. This will remove the
threat of council closing down the
paper and exercising financial control over the paper, as has been
done in the past, Sanford said.
People who are quoted and often
criticized in a newspaper should not
also control it, Sanford added.
Ubyssey staff members held a
bake sale this week in the SUB foyer
to raise money for the suds bash.
Sanford insisted this was not a
cheap way of having students pay
for what is being billed as free suds.
"We're putting up most of the
money ourselves and besides, the
money is not at issue here. We want
to have a good time and talk to students who want information on the
autonomy proposal."
"We are not doing anything
sneakv here." he said.
The Ubyssey campaign has received the support of the engineering, education and science undergraduate societies.
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Oops
Remeber January 12? That's
when The Ubyssey ran a page three
story entitled "Council and paper
bypassed." It said that former
Alma Mater Society president
Bruce Armstrong secretly reserved
possible names for an atonomous
Ubyssey publications society
without full AMS authority.
We have since learned that Armstrong believed he did have AMS
authority to undertake this project
when he instructed lawyer Eva-Lisa
Helin to reserve the names. And
although nobody on The Ubyssey
nor student council was aware of
the move, AMS general manager
Charles Redden was.
The reporter responsible has been
beached.
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NOMINATIONS
are now open for
ELECTION OF
REPRESENTATIVES
to     the     following     Students     Council
Standing Committees:
• Student Housing and Access Committee
(SHAO
• Teaching    and    Academic    Standards
Committee (TASC)
• Committee on Student Accessibility (CSA)
• Constituency Newsletter Group (CNG)
• Code and Bylaws Committee (CBC)
APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM
The Executive Secretary's Office,
SUB ROOM 238
Nominations close on Wednesday, March 24, 1982 Thursday, March 18, 1982
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
Literary frost chills Poland
By IAIN HIGGINS
World War II marked a major
change in the long struggle between
the writer and the censor in Poland,
a prominent Polish critic, poet and
scholar said Tuesday.
Prior to the war, censorship was
"repressive," Stanislaw Baranczak
told 50 people in Buchanan 203.
Censorship occured after publication, with a subsequent appeal process.
"But with Communist rule in
1944, repressive censorship became
'preventive'," Baraczak said. "A
system of general tolerance with the
reserved right of ban gave way to a
system of ban with the reser/ed
right of tolerance." This meant
material was confiscated prior to
publication and no right of appeal
was allowed.
The history of censorship in
Poland during the post-war period
can be seen in terms of "frosts and
relative thaws," Baranczak ssid,
with the late '70s as a period of
thaw.
After the 1976 workers' uprisings, prominent intellectuals formed the Committee for the Defeice
of Workers (KOR), he said. KOR
'Outraged' critics
confuse Divinsky
By KEITH BALDREY
City councilor and UBC professor
Nathan Divinsky still considers
himself a champion of women's
rights despite the remarks he made
in a speech at UBC March 3.
His remarks, reported in The
Ubyssey March 4, angered several
women's groups, one of which
wrote to city council and demanded
an apology.
According to The Ubyssey article, Divinsky criticized single
mothers who decide to keep their
baby rather than put it up for adoption, "No one asked her to uncross
her legs," he said.
Divinsky also said in the speech
that women who run away from
their husbands should not get
public assistance.
But Divinsky said Wednesday his
remarks were reported out of context.
"I said them jokingly." he said.
"It was taken out of context out of
the whole thrust of what I was talking about.
"I was describing the difference
in attitudes between 40 years ago
and today. To illustrate the difference I was reminiscing about
what attitudes used to be.
(women) used to give their baoies
up for adoption, I jokingly remarked that people often said that if people didn't uncross their legs...I was
not suggesting that it was appropriate."
In a letter to city council dated
March 9, the Vancouver status of
Women said they were "outraged"
by Divinsky's remarks and considered them "mysogynist" and
"ignorant".
"His 'cross the legs' remark is
beneath contempt. ..Surely a
representative of city council should
not advocate such women hating...
Divinsky's remarks reflect badly on
the whole council."
A VSW spokesperson said she
found the remarks offensive even if
they were taken out of context, as
Divinsky claimed.
"I don't know what context you
could put it in to make them acceptable," said Nadine Allen. "You
just don't say those things."
Divinsky said he was confused by
the criticism he has received from
women's groups. "I sympatiize
with the women's groups and the
women's movement."
Divinsky was recently appointed
to the president's advisory commit-
"In  those days long  ago  they    tee on daycare at UBC.
UVic students vote
on rag autonomy
Voting ended Wednesday night
on a referendum to make the
University of Victoria student
newspaper, the Martlet,
autonomous.
UVic students were asked to vote
Monday through Wednesday on a
resolution to give The Martlet independence from the student
government.
"I think it'll be close," said
Martlet editor John Lutz Wednesday.
He said he was "cautiously optimistic" about winning the vote,
but was worried that an
athletic/recreation fee question on
the same ballot would hust the
Martlet's chances.
Results were not known at press
time but will appear in Friday's
Ubyssey.
"The jock vote is out in force.
It'll hurt our chances because we
don't cover sports that much,"
Lutz said. "It took an easy victory
away from us. There are also three
student council members running a
'no' campaign against us.
"But it would have been a shoo-
in if it wasn't for the
athletic/recreation fee."
Students were asked to pay $3
directly to the Martlet in addition to
their current Alma Mater Society
fee.
Lutz said he was surprised by the
seemingly large turnout for the
referendum. "There's been an
outragous  turnout,   almost   2,000
people on campus of 9,000
students.
The Martlet is not the only student paper in B.C. to try and obtain
autonomy this year.
The Ubyssey will ask UBC
students next week to form a
separate publishing society for the
paper which would be directly funded and controlled by students.
The Ubyssey is asking for an additional $2 fee levy, as well a:; $2
from the current Alma Mater Society fee. Voting takes place Marci 22
to 26.
"I think we have a good chance
of winning," said Ubyssey staff
member Nancy Campbell Wednesday. "Students deserve and have
wanted for a long time a free press
at UBC."
brought an "unprecedented thing"
to Eastern Europe — an independent and uncensored press, including the publishing house Nowa,
Since 1977, Nowa has published
about 150 books, including works
(banned or not) by major writers
such as Witold Gombrowicz and
Czeslaw Milosz, the 1980 Nobel
laureate in literature, he said.
The Nowa publications differed
from the Russian Samizdat because
the names of the authors, editors
and publishers were printed with
their material, another unprecedented move, Branczak said.
These publications became particularly important when Solidarity
was born in 1980, he added.
But since the imposition of mar
tial law in December, Poland is
again in a "literary frost," Baranczak said. "As long as censorship exists there will be a need to fill gaps
in Polish culture."
About 500 underground publications have formed since the military
crackdown, he said. "The people of
Poland must have access to political
and scientific information. "
— arnold hedstrom photo
"I'M JUST a cool guy who doesn't understand meaning of life," says unidentified cyclist in annual wall storming
ritual, as he ponders support for rag autonomy. 1,000 spectators showed up for event, while other waited for
Godot and free Ubyssey suds on Friday. See stories for details.
New firehall gets raised
They're burning down the
firehall.
Well, almost. According to UBC
fire department officials, the
university administration has slated
the old firehall, located behind the
Candidate concedes defeat
Science students voted twice in
the past month for the same position.
And on March 16 they elected
Brad Waugh as science
undergratuate society representative to student council, for the second time.
Losing candidate Horacio d: la
Cueva prompted the second election. He contested the February 17
election result because the polling
times had not been properly adver
tised. His protest caused an em-
barassed SUS executive to schedule
the March 16 election after council
sent the issue to student court.
Even though the voter turnout
nearly doubled from 60 to 117, de la
Cueva's 33 votes were still not half
of the 84 votes Waugh recieved.
De la Cueva said the second election was better run. He has no immediate plans for getting invovled
in other ways on student council, he
said.
computer science building, to
become a centre for the physical
plant workers.
The old hall, built in 1927, is too
small for the fire department's
needs and a new building is currently under construction near the traffic and security building on
Wesbrook mall.
The new building will house both
the University Endowment Lands
fire department and the university
RCMP detachment.
The new building will provide the
fire department with additional,
badly needed space. The department is currently using four trailers
for its fire prevention office and
other uses.
But according to information officer Jim Banham, the old fire hall
may be used for other purposes.
Banham said the university
already has funds, approved by the
Universities  Council  of B.C.,  to
begin contraction on a new physical
plant building. The site is part of
the existing L parking lot and the
area where the old army huts now
stand.
Plans for the more than $10
million project will go to tender
somtime in 1982, said Banham.
Jobs biased
From page 1
physically demanding.
"There are not that many ladies
who are capable, or would even
want to do the work of service
worker twos. Most don't have the
inclination or the physical ability."
He added that many women
prefer the service worker one shifts,
which are often only five hours in
the evening.
"When the husband comes home
at 5 or 6 p.m., they can leave the
kids with him and go to work at 7
p.m.." Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 18, 1982
Sweet solution
Boycotts are no longer in vogue.
The liquor stores still stock Chilean wines, South
African tobacco is still used in Canadian-sold cigarettes despite numerous boycotts and even United Nations sanctions.
Carling O'Keefe is doing brisk business these days.
And everyone's favorite police state is also doing
well at your local restaurant. It seems that consumers
have forgotten the issues behind the boycotts. Their
conscience has lapsed.
That is why it is encouraging and laudable that the
graduate students association is endorsing a boycott
of Nestle's products.
Before the pressure of the World Health Organization was brought to bear upon the corporation, forcing them to recognize the organization's guidlines on
milk formula marketing, Nestle's was involved in the
indirect murder of hundreds.
Nestle's was slammed for giving thousands of "gift
packages" to African and Asian hospitals for lactating
mothers. The women would use the product, stop lactating and become dependent on it.
In economically-deprived nations, the circumstance
of a high illiteracy rate and lack of ciean water often
meant the infants were malnourished from overly
dilluted formula or fed contaminated formula. Nestle's
would accompany the campaign with rented
billboards and proliferation of ads.
The Infant Formula Action Group (INFACT) has
been working since 1977, when the marketing method
was first exposed through Mother Jones magazine, to
encourage groups to support a boycott.
And Cliff Stewart is right. Partly. Boycotts are
meaningless if they are not widely supported but the
Nestle's boycott is a case of public pressure influencing a corporation.
Last summer WHO, following a world-wide public
outcry, officially condemned Nestle's and urged them
to follow a set of guidlines terminating their marketing
practices.
It cost the concerned consumer nothing to change
products. But the cumulative effect of a world-wide
boycott, with research on the corporation's practices,
can and does hurt sales.
Visa students benefit to Canadian society
By
YORGOS PAPATHEODOROU
Jack Davis is again rearing his ugly head. Now he talks about the
magic figure of $30 million that in
his opinion would be saved annualy
perspectives
by charging visa students "full
cost" fees. And if he weren't
enough, he is vocally supported by
the likes of James C. Burdon.
Words like "foreigners" and
"our own people" are again being
flung about. Such misinformed
redneck agitation against foreign
students has to be answered, and
this has already been done to some
extent.
The issue was splashed across the
pages of the March 1982 issue of
University Affairs (published by the
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada), hardly the
bastion of wild-eyed bleeding-heart
pinko liberals. Some illustrative
quotes: "...Coherent educational
exchange policy can have an important effect on Canada's diplomatic
relations with other countries".
"Universities must pay more attention to the needs of visa students
when developing their curriculum".
"The problem...is not that there
are too many visa students in
Canada." "Differential fees are a
poor method of controlling visa
students."    "Les   intitution    qui
recoivent tres peu d'etudiants en-
trangers doivent en acceullir un plus
grand nombre."
In addition, two letters, including
one from the International House
director, have already responded to
foreign-student-bashing. So why
this article? Well, arguments about
visa students have so far been centred around (a.) international
solidarity and support towards the
third world, b.) abstract notions of
promoting international understanding, and c.) the economic and
political benefits to Canada of having Canadian-educated agents (so
to speak) in other countries.
These are fine and/or intelligently self-interested sentiments; such
sentiments, however, are based on
the assumption that visa students in
UBC receive a heavily subsidised
education and give nothing in
return but the conscience-soothing
effects of charity, and the vague
and uncertain diplomatic and mercantile returns to Canadian indoctrination. I wish to argue that this
assumption is simply false.
First of all, it is next to impossible
to assess "full cost" fees, especially
in the case of graduate students
engaged in research. Why on earth
should any students, whether Canadian or foreign, have to pay for the
building and maintainance of
roads, hospitals and scientific labs?
Why should (for example) a
graduate student of economics like
Apology
On January 28th, 1982, a "Grey Box" appeared on page 7 of the
edition of The Ubyssey. Certain references were made to a "certain
B.A." which we admit to be both objectionable and totally without
humour. We sincerely apologize for those references and to B.A. for
any personal discomfort which those comments may have produced.
Thanks for end to boring,
shrill moralizing and hype
Could you please, please, but
please do something about the insufferably boring outpourings of
sectarian religious hype that poses
as rational debate in your letter columns? I for one have had it to the
back teeth.
How many people really give a
damn about the definition of fundamentalism, or the fine points of
interpreting that hodge-podge of
myth, tribal quasi-history, poetry,
pornography, shrill moralising and
sombre prophecy called the Bible?
Providing a platform for
religious proselytisers can only go
so far without offending the princi
ple of non-sectarian public education. Let the sects, cults, denominations and crusades fight it out
elsewhere — they seem to have sufficient funds and activists so as not
to need free plugs.
I will be eternally grateful if you
repeat your enlightened decision to
direct all future letters to the
"Scum" or the "Grope and Flail",
as you did with all the pro- and anti-
creationist rubbish, if only for a
while. Temporary respite would be
better than nothing.
Yorgos Papatheodorou
grad studies economics
myself pay the bulk of the salaries
of faculty that spend their time
knocking Economics 100 into
unreceptive skulls or engaging in
research that does not benefit me
personally? The bulk of the benefits
from the existence of universities
are social, and expecting students to
foot the bill is not only absurd, but
inefficient and unjust allocation of
resources.
Secondly and most importantly,
of the measly number of UBC visa
students (832 or 3.48 percent of
total enrolment), the vast majority
(549 or 66 percent) are graduate
students, and of these the majority
are enrolled in science and applied
science departments (chemistry,
engineering and biochemistry being
particularly favoured). As graduate
students, they contribute their skills
to research valuable not so much to
themselves, but to the international
scientific community and, naturally, to Canadian industry. They do
so at renumeration rates far below
their market worth.
What's more important, they use
scientific skills that have been acquired in other countries: Canada
did not have to feed, clothe, and
care for them while giving them
elementary, secondary and
undergraduate education. Thus
Canada is reaping many benefits
from social capital generated
abroad and accumulated in the
knowhow of graduate visa students.
Add to this the facts that roughly
23 percent of teaching support staff
(TA's and markers) are graduate
visa students, while they themselves
require little costly teaching, and
it's far from clear that B.C. is getting a raw deal; in fact the opposite
might be true.
The fact that Doug Kenny, the
provincial Socred government, and
the federal Canadian Bureau for International Education are all
against differential fees points in
only one direction: the benefits accrued to Canadians from visa
students are at least comparable to
the costs, however defined.
Yorgos Papatheodorou is an
economics graduate student who
likes  to  see  his  name  in print.
Letters
Review missed Lear's flaws
I fear that Mark Leiren-Young's
review of Freddy Wood's King Lear
was sincere. And since this is so, his
miserable critical style was rudely
exposed, stretched out named and
ugly before us.
The Frederic Wood theatre's production of King Lear was not "admirably" done (or as Mr. Leiren-
Young prefers to say, "admirably
tamed"). Rather it was ineptly
done. Like Donald Soule, Mr.
Leiren-Young uses the sheer
magnitude of King Lear as a poor
excuse for a poor production.
Clearly, the dramatic "King-Kong"
— Mr. Leiren-Young's incongruous
an dlaughable metaphor for King
Lear — that "grasps helpless actors
and directors," has also got hold of
Dildo announces
Armadillo week
We the Armadillos of UBC are a
society whose mandate it is to
glorify and protect the cute little
critter, the Armadillo—a burrowing, chiefly nocturnal edenate mammal. It is our pleasure to announce
the second annual Armadillo week
and again this will involve the Armadillo ride!!
Armadillo week will be from
March 29 to April 2. The ride will
take place on March 31, and the Armadillos on Ice (ice carnival) will
happen on April 2 at the Thunderbird winter sports centre. Following
the carnival there will be an Armadillo dance in the SUB party
room.
So all you Armadillos and latent
Armadillos, prepare! We're going
to close out this term with style.
R. Madillo
geography 3
a "helpless," or hopeless, critic.
Typical of his review are inaccurate
observations and gratuitous compliments. He speaks of the "good"
and "acceptable" performances,
but neglects to mention the many
unacceptable performances.
Stephen Aberle as Edgar was not "a
bit too simpy," but far too simpy.
Jerry Wasserman as the "fiery-
tempered" Cornwall, extinguished
himself early on in the play. Nan
Gregory as Goneril, and Catherine
Caines as Regan, are obviously
avoided by Mr. Leiren-Young, for
no one with any integrity could
praise their stiff and forced performances, the scarecrow-like effigies
despersed about the stage were
more lively than they.
There were many problems with
Freddy Wood's King Lear, problems too large to be overlooked.
Generally speaking, the production
smothered itself in a cloud of clever
but ill-executed ideas. The Frederic
Wood theatre did not "tame" King
Lear, nor should it have. The attraction of this play lies in its immense scope; to "tame" it, would
be to limit and spoil it. If properly
performed, a play like King Lear
speaks for itself; it needn't be whipped into submission.
This letter is not simply intended
to assess Freddy Wood's King Lear.
It is also intended to point out that
Mark Leiren-Young knows little of
what it means to be a critic. The
critic's task is to be informative and
truthful, even if this means being
uncomplimentary. Either Mr.
Leiren-Young composed his review
out of politeness and deference to
the Frederic Wood theatre (perhaps
he has a close friend or relative in
the cast), or his critical ability is
about as sharp as a marble. He
forgets that some unfortunate people might have taken his advice.
Colin Rothery
arts 3
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March 18, 1982
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Letters
Meals on wheels
A recent survey of over 1,600
adults indicated Canadians were interested in improving their eating
habits. Over 70 per cent said that
they thought Canadians were not
eating sensibly. Some of the reasons
they gave were: "eating too much
convenience food"; "people can't
be bothered"; "junk foods are too
available"; "too busy and no
time"; "lack of knowledge".
During Nutrition Month
members of the Canadian Dietetic
Association are urging Canadians
to serously consider taking steps to
improve our eating habits.
According to Heather Nielsen,
chief of the nutrition programs for
Health and Welfare Canada, many
of the reasons given for poor eating
are a result of discouraging myths
about foods.
Nielsen says, "Many Canadians
have become dependent on convenience foods which limit the kinds
of foods eaten and the ways in
which they're prepared. That's not
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time is a problem, convenience
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"Time is linked to another myth
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By including a variety of foods
throughout the day and practicing
moderation whenever you eat, food
choices are sensible."
"Myths about a 'sensible eater'
often portray that person as
finicky, overbearing or boring,"
says Nielsen. "In reality a sensible
eater is active, vital and respected."
Nutrition Month '82 in British
Columbia is planned in conjunction
with the national campaign sponsored by the Canadian Dietetic
Association with help from Health
and Welfare. The B.C. Nutrition
Council, the B.C. Dietitions and
Nutritionists Association, and the
B.C. Home Economics Association
are spearheading this, their fifth annual campaign provincially; second, nation-wide.
The slogan for the 1982 campaign
is "grab a bite that's rignt". In
focusing on the widespread practice
of "eating on the run", th; aim is
to draw attention to the nutritious
foods which can be chosen in a
hurry. The sponsors also wish to
further public awareness of the role
of dieticians and nutritionists as
authorities on the relation; hips of
diet, food and health.
Canadians as a populat.on, including many busy students, are
eating more and more of their meals
out of the home . . . of:en our
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If you're eating on the iun, the
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THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 18, 1982
Tween Classes
TODAY
BSU
Dr. Doug Owens speaks on exam blues, noon,
Angus 215.
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST
Speech: What does 'Bom Again' mean anyway?
Noon, Hebb 12.
CHESS CLUB
General   meeting   and   executive   elections  for
1962-83 academic year, noon, SUB 215.
CHINESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Last executive meeting, all welcome, noon, SUB
235.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE ORGANIZATION
Prayer meeting, 1:30 p.m., SUB 212a
COMMITTEE AGAINST RACIST
AND FASCIST VIOLENCE
Literature table, noon, SUB foyer.
GAYS AND LESBIANS OF UBC
General (unctosetedl meeting, noon, SUB 125.
HISTORY STUDENTS* ASSOCIATION
Discussion: department members discuss how
and why they became interested in history and
their particular  approaches to tho  profession,
noon, Buchanan penthouse.
Wyne and cheese party, 3:30 p.m., Buchanan
penthouse.
INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH
Charles Keyes,  from the  University of Wash
ington anthropology department, speaks on the
culture of underdevelopment in southeast Asia.
noon, Asian Centre room 604.
INTRAMURALS
Corec  volleyball,   final   night,   7:30  p.m.,   War
Memorial gym. Drop in!
MATH CLUB
Dr.  Rosen demonstrates and  explains various
mathematical card tricks, noon. Math 229   All
welcome, bring your own deck.
MOTORCYCLE CLUB
General meeting, 1 30 p.m., Angus 321   Don't
forget about the bzzr garden and t-shirt party on
Friday at 4 p.m., SUB 205.
MUSSOC
General meeting, executive elections, noon (?),
SUB 213.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTRE
Special Newman mass followed by election of
new officers, noon, St. Mark's music room.
NATIVE INDIAN STUDENT UNION
Native Indian carvers' display end demonstra
tion, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scarfe lounge.
Peter Ramsay speaks on Maori education in New
Zealand, noon, Scarfe 100.
Bill Wilson,   Rod  Robinson and George Watts
give panel discussion on the Indian land claims in
B.C., noon. Law 101/102. All three are native
political leaden in B.C.
Madeline Rowan gives a workshop on using the
museum as a teaching resource, 2:15 p.m., Museum of Anthropology theatre.
Dr. Art Moore leads discussion on Indian education concentrations for prospective teachers of
Indian children, 2:30 p.m., Scarfe 1328.
Films on native people, 3:30 p.m., Scarfe 100.
Walty Henry and native students demonstrate
native uses of the cedar tree and bark, 3:30 p.m.,
Museum of Anthropology theatre.
SKI CLUB
Last broomball game: Ski Club vs. Sailing and
Windsurfing, 9:30 p.m., Winter Sports ice rink.
SLAVONIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Professor Lubomir Dolezel, University of Toronto Slavic languages and literature department
head, speaks on Invisible Power: Belyj and Kaf
ka, noon, Buch. 100.
VIDEO PRODUCTION CLUB
Organizational meeting for students interested in
working in video, 1:30 p.m., SUB 117.
UBC SAILING CLUB
Ski bunny broomball, beach bum tematch, 9:30
p m., Winter Sports complex,
UNDERWATER HOCKEY
Practice, 10 p.m., Aquatic centre. See you at the
bottom.
FRIDAY
COMMITTEE ON LECTURES
Professor Susie Curtiss, linguistics UCLA,
speaks on dissociation between languages and
cognition, 3:30 p.m., Buch. 2230.
INTRAMURALS
Storm the wall finals: four heats, men's and women's team competition. Iron Man and Iron Woman finals, noon, at wall between SUB and Main
library.
Color night, banquet and dance, 5 p.m., faculty
club.
LSM
Worship, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Happy hour, cheapest in town, 4 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
NDP CLUB
NDP MP Svend Robinson speaks, noon, SUB
212
NATIVE INDIAN STUDENT UNION
Curriculum workshops, 9:30 a.m., Internationa!
House lower lounge.
Native Indian teacher education program grad
presentation and panel discussion, noon, Scarfe
100.
Susan Tatoosh speaks on native women in the
Hot Flushes       |
Card shark
shows skiff
Tired of playing with half a
deck? Do aces fall out of your
sleeves at the most inopportune
moments? Trying to find an alternative source of revenue this summer?
Then slide on by to Math 229 at
noon today and learn how to be a
real card. Dr. L. Rosen will be
showing one and all the dope on
mathematical card tricks, and with
a poker face yet.
Bring your own deck. And don't
forget to check if the cards are
marked.
Cot video
Have you heard Olivia Newton-
John's latest single yet? It's called
Let's Get Video!
And marching to that same
drummer is a group of tuboids trying to start up a video production
club at UBC. If you are interested in
working with the big CRT, drop by
SUB 117 today at 1:30 p.m. (it's the
room on the far side of the cafeteria).
Actually, there's a lot more to video than having big, baggy eyes. In
fact, it takes a lot of skill to work
with the medium. But the question
still remains: what can you do with
the tape when it's all worn out?
Autonomy Now
Just a reminder that The Ubyssey
will be holding another one of its
autonomy information tables today
and tomorrow at lunch in the SUB
concourse.
Information will be provided on
the who, whats, where, when and
whys of autonomy. You can find information on the constitution (interesting), by-laws (long-winded),
student council's take over attempts (too numerous to mention),
how much it will cost (not much),
and how students would elect people to govern The Ubyssey (greatl).
In fact, if students don't vote
YES next week, there may not be a
free press at UBC in a few years,
and what would that cost? How
would you like to read a newspaper
written by student council instead
of your fellow students?
HiBtory bunk
History. The word conjures up visions of dry old men poring over
dusty tombs, cut off from reality,
living only on scotch and biscuits,
celibate, and thoroughly eccentric
human beings.
But, as a wise man and multimillionaire once said, history is
bunk. And historians will be drunk
at the history students' association
wine and cheese party today at 3:30
in the Buchanan penthouse.
labor force, 1:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology
theatre.
Closing ceremonies to Native Awareness Week
with Kitsegeucla and Lak'anzok dancers, 2:30
p.m., Asian studies auditorium.
SLAVONIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Professor Lubomir Dolezel, University of Toronto Slavic languages and literatures department
head, speaks on the conceptual system of
Prague school poetics, 3 p.m., Buch. 3233.
STUDENT LIBERALS
Political leaders parody party, cheap bzzr and
whine, music, 7 p.m., SUB 212. Boat races be
tween the various political parties and other
groups, with prizes (bzzr) for best imitations of
Pierre, Joe, Maggie, Maureen, etc   Open to all.
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON LECTURES
Professor Susie Curtis, linguistics UCLA, speaks
on Genie A Modern Day Wild Child, noon,
Buch   102.
WOMEN'S STUDiES PROGRAM
Mary Ruggie Ph.D., speaks on the role of the
state in social change: Policies for women in Britain and Sweden, noon, Anth/Soc 202
SATURDAY
BALLET UBC JAZZ
Student performance followed by a pa-ty in the
auditorium, 8 p.m , Asian Centre auditorium
Everyone welcome.
CHINESE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Election and general meeting, 7 p.m., SUB party
room. All welcome. All positions are open, trophies will be presented.
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
Stu Cuthbert car rally, 5:30 p.m., Beaver gas station at Oakridge.
INTRAMURALS
Labatt's intramural sports, 10 a.m . War Memorial gym. Participate in a day's event of physical
and social activity.
SUNDAY
CCCM
Come help push C's and W's, 2 p.m.. Extended
Care Hospital.
GAYS AND LESIBNAS OF UBC
Whine and cheese party, 7:30 p m., the West
End. Bring your own intoxicant, tricks, etc. Further details in SUB 237 or phone 228-4638.
UBC CYCLING CLUB
Touring ride, 9 a.m., meet south side of SUB
MONDAY
SPORTS CAR CLUB
Meeting, club elections, 7 p.m.. SUB 215. Nomi
nat'ons still open.  Film   Road and Track road
test,   registration for Westwood driving school
now open.
NDP CLUB
NDP MP lan Waddeii speaks. 1.30 p.m., SUB
205.
TUESDAY
GAYS AND L&SB1ANS OF UBC
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 237b.
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT
Dr. A. John Parker, South Australia mines and
energy department, speaks on proterozoic of
Gawer Craton, South Australia, 3:30p.m., Geology 330a
STUDENTS FOR AN ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION
What may be our final meeting, future plans for
next year to be discussed, 1:30 p.m., SUB 206
{student council chambers).
UBC CYCLING CLUB
Meeting, ordering of jerseys, organization of bzzr
garden, noon, Bio. 2449.
WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM
Lecture, the feminist revolution and the law,
noon, Buch. 204.
WEDNESDAY
CHINESE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Graduates — in retrospect, noon, SUB 211.
THURSDAY
NDP CLUB
Annual general meeting, noon, SUB 212 New
constitution and election of new executive. All
members please attend.
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United Way Campaign
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The wall is 12 feet high
Nestor Korchinsky has never
been so happy. He was out at 10
p.m. Monday night checking out
the wall and trying to figure out
who had the brilliant idea to make it
12 feet high.
Korchinsky said, "It is the
perfect height, it is too tall for someone to jump up and grab the top
edge yet below the height where
teams could not get over."
Korchinsky was so happy about
how the competition was going this
year he phoned The Ubyssey at the
printers late Wednesday night and
threatened us with something bad if
we didn't have at least one photo
and a story in today's paper.
Heats were held Wednesday and
continue today with the fastest
times going into the finals on Friday.
After Wednesday's heats Bruce
Creelman leads the iron man competition with a time of 10:44. Creel-
man is a staff member somewhere
on campus and finished 49 seconds
ahead of Neal Carter, who is one of
those gears.
For those of you who say we
never mention frats in the paper
here are two of them: The Dekes A
team and the Betas B team. The
Dekes finished the running, swimming, running, riding and climbing in
9:38.23 seconds ahead of their
Greek counterparts.
The top faculty was ccmmerce
"B" who at 9:40 came in a scant 18
seconds ahead of the engineering
undergraduate society. Koxhinsky
said the gears have threatened to
dunk him if they do not win.
The only time we were g;iven for
the male varsity team competition
was 10:20 for the Rowers. Now
Creelman by himself is alrrost this
fast so maybe the Rovers are
spending a lot of time fixng their
equipment.
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The iron woman competition is
very close at the moment. Marna
Mueller (13:34) is 10 seconds ahead
of Cathy Lewis. Both of these women are in forestry.
The top sorority is the Gammas.
The Gammas were not that top
though because it took them almost
15 minutes to finish the course. But
then this was 5 minutes ahead of the
next closest competitor, the Phrateres.
In the faculty race it is all Forestry. The Aggies are more than 2.5
minutes behind Forestry's 13:13.
The top women's varsity team is
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If you're at home when we call, you can register then and there.
If we miss you the first time, we'll call again. And, if you're not there,
we'll leave a registration form for you to complete with a pre-paid
return envelope.
Be sure to take advantage of one of your most important rights.
GET ON THE LIST. BE A PART OF YOUR PROVINCE!
Province of
British Columbia
Deputy Registrar General of Voters
Elections Branch Page 8
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 18, 1982
Motion for TA senate seat sacked
By NANCY CAMPBELL
Teaching assistants are already
well represented at the university
and do not merit a seat on senate,
according to academic development
vice president Robert Smith.
And with that opinion, senate
resoudingly defeated a motion to
create a TA seat Wednesday evening.
"TA's, in March 1980, sought a
special relationship with the univer
sity when certified," Smith said.
"They're covered under the labour
code as employees and covered by
(the graduate student representative) as graduate students."
But graduate student senator
Dave Kirshner, who advocated the
motion, argued that was not the
case. TAs are a special group,
neither faculty nor students, with
special interests and a right to participate in the academic affairs of
the university, he said.
"Most TAs are graduate students
and as their representative on senate
I fee! that this particular group in
my constituency has a relationship
to this university which I am not
qualified or mandated to represent
here," Kirshner said. "TAs have a
vital and important role to play in
the    academic    life    of    this
university."
But the TA Union did not support Kirshner's motion, even
though it is the largest UBC
organization representing TAs (not
all TAs belong to the union). The
motion did not guarantee that a
bargaining unit member would be
the representative, said student
senator-elect Ken Freeman.
The motion was pushed by Kirshner and himself, Freeman said.
"Dave and I felt it was important
for TAs to feel concern with
academic issues," he said.
Most of the student senators were
opposed to the motion, fearing a
TA respresentative would be one of
the five student-at-large positions,
Freeman said
Woman blamed
OTTAWA (CUP) — Carleton University's chief of security said a
woman who was indecently assaulted in the campus tunnel system March 1
was "looking for trouble."
According to Ottawa police, the 19 year-old student was on her way to
residence from the university centre when she was accosted by two men.
The men threw the woman to the ground and tried to remove some of her
clothing, but were scared off by her screams. Police said the woman was
not injured.
Bill Rodgers, Carleton's acting chief of security, said he believed the
woman was asking for trouble.
"She was under the influence and in the company of males. She was
looking for trouble. And if you do that, you're going to find it," he said.
Rodgers said he did not know if the men who were with the woman
earlier were the same two that threw her to the ground. He also said he
didn't believe the woman's attackers were Carleton students.
The university's tunnel system is patrolled by one security guard after
class hours, according to Rodgers. But he said checking the two miles of
tunnels is like walking a police beat. "You could be at one end of the tunnels and muggings could be happening at the other end."
Rodgers said that university security also offers an escort service. All
guards on duty have radio dispatchers, and will escort students to their
destination on campus, he said.
McGeer discovered
He may not be the students' favorite, but universities minister Pat
McGeer is the Jaycee's choice as 1981 businessman of the year.
The Vancouver Junior Chamber of Commerce ignored McGeer's
academic funding endeavors and based its selection on his involvement
with "channelling B.C.'s energies into the electronic decade of the '80s."
"(McGeer's) Discovery Parks are creating the potential for B.C. to
share, in a real way, in all aspects of the high technology revolution," said
the organization's press release.
"Dr. McGeer's dedication to the technological growth of B.C. indicates
that he is a man who practices and demonstrates the wisdom of the principles and beliefs that are shared by the Jaycees around the world."
Discovery Parks, essentially industrial parks geared toward research,
have met resistance from the Vancouver community, especially students at
Simon Fraser University, B.C. Institute of Technology and UBC, where
the parks are located.
Areas of concern include the type and safety of experiments to be conducted, the location and size of the parks, the validity of guarantees that
local jobs would be created, and funding arrangements.
-arnold hedstrom photo
PICKING NOSE, Ubyssey staffer Keith Baldrey watches millions of people drop by Ubyssey cupcake sale in SUB
concourse Wednesday. Staffers held sale to raise money for autonomy drive expenses, and to prove Ubyssey
staff can do other things than write good. Students vote next week on giving editorial and financial autonomy to
the newspaper, making it directly responsible to students, instead of student council. Information table will be
repeated today and tomorrow in SUB concourse. Proposal and constitution will be in Friday's Ubyssey. Liquid
refreshment give away starts Friday noon in SUB 241K.
S ^
Station hits waves
CITR, UBC's obscure student radio station, will
make its long-awaited debut on FM 101.9 April 1.
According to CITR program director Jeff
Kearney, the final pieces of equipment needed to
start the initial low-power FM broadcast are expected
to arrive this week.
Kearney said the equipment will be tested by a
local engineering firm over a three day period once it
is connected, and then the station must wait for
federal department of communications approval.
The only possible delays, he said, would concern
faulty equipment or failure of the broadcast signal to
meet specifications.
He added past delays have been primarily due to
difficulties in receiving shipments from eastern
Canada. Future setbacks are unlikely, Kearney said.
While no definite plans have been made for open
ing day ceremonies, CITR staffers said it will be an
unusual broadcast day. Quipped one staff member.
"Remember, it will be April Fools day."
Kearney said the station's format won't change
since it was the current programming style that won
the last available low-power band in the city.
"We couldn't change things even if we wanted,
and we don't," he said.
CITR will be broadcasting with a power of almost
50 watts and should be received as far away as Granville or Oak streets, the West End and West Vancouver. The antennae is already installed atop Gage
residence's east tower.
CITR is currently broadcasting over the public address system in SUB, by carrier current to some student residences, and over some lower mainland
cablevision systems.
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EXTRA
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