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Small budget means big problem
UBC faculty deans have until
Jan. 31 to chop their faculty
budgets in preparation for an
estimated $18 million shortfall next
Reduced labs and tutorials, increased student/teacher ratios, laying off staff and faculty, and enrolment restrictions are recommendations which will likely be presented
to a budget committee Jan. 31, according to faculty deans.
Science dean Cy Finnegan said
the quality of education at UBC will
deteriorate as a result of the cuts.
"That's what's going to affect
students the most. As quality
decreases here, it follows that the
quality of the degree lessens."
The science department is already
suffering from streamlining its
budget over the past few years, said
"We've been in the process of
cutting back in the last dozen years
and it's beginning to take its toll."
Law dean Peter Burns said his
department is seriously considering
further enrolment restrictions for
next year, even though one out of
five applicants is already turned
"I'm afraid we may have to turn
down increasing numbers of
qualified applicants," said Burns.
Smaller faculties such as law are
currently operating at minimal
levels and there is little or no room
for major cuts, said Burns.
"We have an operational budget
that's very small — we have no big
equipment, no teacher's assistants,
no labs or lab assistants. As a result
we have little flexibility as it is," he
Applied science dean Martin
Wedepohl said students can expect
increased section sizes and labs as
well as curtailed enrolment.
Aside from streamlining departments and programs, vice-president
academic Robert Smith said the
university will try to meet the shortfall by:
• giving a zero per cent wage increase to faculty and staff
• increasing tuition fees and incurring differential fees
Salaries frozen
to meet shortfall
The severe financial crisis faced
by B.C. universities will cause
valuable faculty to leave the province and lower the standard of
education in B.C., according to
B.C. university administrators.
At UBC, the anticipated budget
shortfall of $18 million has forced
the faculty association executive to
accept a proposal to freeze salaries.
The executive accepted the
recommendation on the condition
exceptions are made to the hiring
freeze in only rare cases. The
association also called for settlements with other groups to be
based on incremental step increases.
The Canadian Union of
Employees negotiating team for the
UBC local also accepted a zero per
cent salary increase.
"It is not a very acceptable position to be in but most of us, union
or not, recognize the difficulties we
are in," said Ken Andrews, president of CUPE local 116. "We are
prepared to bear our sum of the
pain," he added.
CUPE members will vote on the
agreement Jan. 18, and the faculty
association will submit the salary-
settlement   to   its   members  after
Funds 'rolling along'
Confusion over an apparent $2
million shortfall in provincial
government money committed to
student aid programmes has now
"As far as I know, students will
get their money," said UBC Vice-
Pr-ovist Neil Risebrough.
Student aid directors at B.C.
universities were acting on
'-'rumours last November that the
budget would be overspent,"
Risebrough said.
"The government was looking at
various methods to meet that shortfall and recommendations were
made to increase loans to cover a
projected decrease in grants."
The government has not released
an official statement clarifying the
situation, but "we have not heard
that money will not be coming and
everything's rolling along," said
UBC student aid director Byron
Hender also said he anticipates no
further problems. The confusion
may have resulted from a government miscalculation in the number
of applicants, he said.
• laying off individual
• urging faculty and staff to
retire early
• re-examining fixed costs such
as utilities
• encouraging increased private
sector funding
Andrew Brockett, executive officer of the faculty association, said
no agreement has been reached with
the faculty association concerning a
zero per cent salary increase.
"I can't say what the outcome of
the negotiations will be," said
Brocket. "But I can say that the executive will recommend that the
faculty association ratify the agreement."
Burns said he would support a
wage freeze for next year but is concerned about the implications of
such a measure.
"I suspect that most people will
accept a zero per cent wage increase. However if things become
very unattractive, we may lose
many good people who may have
other options," said Burns.
Wedepohl said a zero per cent
wage increase is highly likely and
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negotiation on other issues is complete.
Negotiations are underway at
Simon Fraser university between
administration and non-faculty
groups for zero per cent increases,
although layoffs, tuition increases
and differential fees for visa
students are likely to be implemented to manage the shortfall,
said SFU administration president
William Sayall.
The projected six per cent cut in
SFU's operating budget for the
1984-85 fiscal year could put the
university into a situation which
"borders on the unmanageable,"
said Sayweil.
"The situation looks gloomy,"
said SFU Assistant Director of Personnel Tom King. "We are going to
be hard-pressed to maintain services."
The University of Victoria faces a
similar budget cut, according to the
vice president of finance. Zero percent increases are a "very likely
possibility" he said, although one
half of the shortfall is expected to
be made tip through tuition fee increases.
"It is an emergency situation,"
he said. Losing good faculty and
lowering the quality of education
are "some of the risks we face," he
UBC president Dr. Pedersen said
in a December speech the provincial
government might be perceiving the
universities as part of the economic
problem rather than part of the
UBC Forestry Dean Robert Kennedy said the shortfall reflects the
attitudes of government towards
education. "There has been a certain perception in government that
the university is too well off for its
contribution to British Columbia
society," he said.
Sayweil also noted in a letter addressed to Simon Fraser employees
that widespread salary cuts in the
long term would reduce the competitiveness of the university as an
employer. "We may well lose some
of our most valuable employees,
particularly in highly competitive
areas where replacements will have
to be made."
UBC Bio-Resource Engineering
head L. Staley said he was worried
about the cutbacks affect.
"Once a university's reputation
gets damaged there's no recovery. It
takes longer to build up a reputation than to ruin it," he said.
Vol. LXVI, No. 25 Vancouver, B.C. Friday, January 6,1984
respect for the human spirit in all of us.
No dinner with Andre tonight
A UBC student is almost halfway
through a 40 day fast for human
rights in B.C.
"The time has come to take
risks," says Andre Sobolewski, a
biology student working on his
Ph.D. "If the fast is unsuccessful,
what can we do to achieve
Thursday was day 19 of
Sobolewski's fast, during which he
is staying at the Lutheran Campus
Centre. "I feel a little lethargic today," he said.
The termination of the Human
Rights Commission and the proposed changes to the B.C. Human
Rights Code will prove inadequate
in dealing with human rights violations, says Sobolewski.
"I want to fast so that you will be
reminded of the pain endured by
the victims of human rights violations," Sobolewski said in a letter
to premier Bill Bennett. "Theirs is
the pain coming from the starvation
of the soul, not of the body ... as
one's humanity is slowly choked by
those who do not respect the human
spirit in all of us."
"We have tried everything —
rallies, demonstrations, strikes. The
time has come to take risks because
this is a disease that leads to military
dictatorships," Sobolewski told
The Ubyssey.
The provincial government
claims that until a new act is passed
the Human Rights Code remains in
"If you have a complaint take it
to your local human rights
branch," said April Katz, newly appointed acting director for human
rights in B.C.
But the Lower Mainland office in
Burnaby comprises only two
clerical workers who are not even
trained in human rights counselling,
are without investigatory powers,
and are only permitted to fill out
complaint forms. These forms are
then sent to Katz in Victoria, who
then assigns investigators. In 1982
the branch received more than
10,300 inquiries.
Sobolewski underwent physical
and psychiatric testing prior to
beginning his fast, and has given
Dr. Percival-Smith of UBC health
services permission to end the fast if
irreversible damage becomes imminent. Sobolewski has already lost
more than 13 pounds.
Sobolewski says his parents support his fast — his mother fasted
with him the day after Christmas. Page 2
Friday, January 6,1984
Financial crisis spells fee increase
from page 1
will result in substantial savings for
many faculties.
"Clearly the smaller the wage increase, the more of what is available
will go to the operating budget.
When you consider that something
approaching 80 per cent of the
university's budget goes to wages, it
(zero per cent wage increase) would
create sizeable savings."
Meanwhile the Board of Governors is deliberating whether to increase tuition fees and to incur differential fees, said Smith, adding
that increased tuition fees are very
"We cannot consider a financial
crisis such as this one without increases in tuition," he said.
The university will also generate
revenue through increased private
sector funding, said Smith. Attaining private funding is not a short-
term issue and requires much planning, he said.
The university can realistically expect to double the amount of
private funding it receives over the
next 5-10 years, said Peter Jones,
executive director of the alumni
association. Private funding currently supplies 5-6 per cent of the
university's operating costs, he
"The trouble with private funding however, is that all the funds
are designated so that nearly none
of the money goes into the university's general operating budget," said
Professional faculties as
engineering and forestry are easier
to find money for than the large,
core faculties of Arts and Science,
he said.
But before any revenue can be
generated from the private sector,
the university must convince the
community that university must
convince the community that>
universities are assets to the province, said Jones.
"I don't think that community
relations has been done as well in
the past as it might have. This is a
very crucial point and it is a job that
has to be done by students as well as
faculty," he said.
Smith said the senate budget
committee and the president have
rejected the possibility of across the
board cuts.
"Across the board cuts only
mean equal misery for everyone,"
said Smith. However, he would not
say which faculties will bear the
brunt of the cuts saying that it is too
early to predict the outcome now.
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Page 3
CFS stands up for good education
A permanent committee to'
examine long-term objectives and
funding for post-secondary education should be established by the
federal government, according to a
Canadian Federation of Students
submission to the MacDonald
As Canada's largest representative  of youth,   CFS also  recom
mends it be included as part of a
system of monitoring youth
employment programs.
The Royal Commission on the
Economic Union and Development
Prospects for Canada, headed by
former Liberal cabinet minister
Donald MacDonald, has been touring the country and inviting verbal
and written submissions by groups
and individuals on what Canada's1
long-term economic objectives
should be.
"We feel we have a point to make
about the economy — about the direction of education in this
country," said CFS-Pacific Region
chair Stephen Leary.
"Short-term thinking for long-
term detriment," Leary describes
current Canadian education policy,
adding there is currently no existing
MYSTERIOUS CANE-LIKE FUNGUS was observed growing from lawn Thursday in Main Mall. Biologist Dr.
Davie Kawasaki identified fungus as being native to B.C. region which thrives best under extremely wet conditions. "This particular fungus is unusual," said Kawasaki, "in that it is growing upside-down."
Anti-fee hike petition endorsed
Student council voted
unanimously Wednesday to support
a petition deploring the possible
doubling of fees UBC students may
be facing over the next three years.
The petition reads," ... we
urge the board of governors not to
raise student fees above the level of
inflation." It was accepted only
after lengthy discussion among
councillors and the petition writers,
arts students Sylvia Berryman and
Ruth Vincent.
"I really hope the whole student
body will indicate tuition increases
are important to them by signing
the petition," said Margaret Copping, student board of governor
"Like Chicken Little we've been
axe is finally going to fall," she
Copping said the petition will
probably accomplish little this year,
but it could influence future board
If the petition is to be successful
council must strongly support it and
actively circulate it among classes,
she said.
Alan Pinkney, AMS director of
administration, voted in favour of
the petition after the long debate
but  said  the  petition  would  accomplish nothing.
»    *    *
In Copping's report of the
December board meeting, she said
it is unlikely tuition fee increases
Council Briefs
will be repealed if the economy improves. "What the board will have
is a user-pay system that many
board members have wanted for a
long time," she said.
There is no assurance the six per
cent cut to university funding projected  for next year will not be
repeated in future years, she said.
»   *   *
AMS finance director, James
Hollis told council The Ubyssey is
above budget. But Alan Pinkney
said programs under his supervision
overran their budgets by several
thousand dollars. The programs involved the Whistler ski cabin and
some graphs purchased by council.
Orwell sells out in '84
The world according to Orwell looks more like the one according
to Garp. The public and press have adopted an absurd obsession to
learn the jargon of Newspeak and the intricacies of Ingsoc as seen by
the rise of consumer interest in Orwellianism.
According to clerks at Classic, Coles and W.H. Smith bookstores,
Orwell's 1984 has sold out several times, but more copies are being
Books are not the only merchandise to appear in 1984. Store clerks
are wearing 1984 buttons issued by Penguin with Big Brother's eye
glaring out of the numeral nine.
And two former employees of IBM are planning to ride the Or-
wellian surf at its peak into prosperity. The two creative Vancouver-
ites put together a Big Brother Defense Kit that includes a poster suggesting that if Big Brother is watching you, you could always "Stare
It is intended as a message of hope for those who suspect Big
Brother is truly watching.
dialogue on education at the national level.
Other recommendations put to
the Commission included steps
leading to more accessible post-secondary education through a needs-
based national bursary plan, and
the abolition of differential fees for
visa students.
CFS also criticized the federal
government's December Throne
speech for refusing to commit itself
to a program of full employment in
a draft of its brief to the Commission.
Such an attitude affects youth the
most, according to the CFS draft,
and this could lead to an increase in
the already "soaring instances of
cynicism, depression and suicide"
among Canadian youth.
CFS has now created a second
front in its fight against eroding
government funding of post-
secondary education, this time at
the provincial level.
Representatives of the Defend
Educational Services Coalition, a
coalition of groups which includes
CFS, will meet with B.C.'s finance
minister Hugh Curtis today to discuss education funding levels for
next year's budget.
"Curtis has allowed for submissions to help him in forming the
budget," Leary said.
DESC will make a presentation
on the effects of continued educational underfunding in this province, Leary said.
Petition calls a halt
to arms research
A petition calling for a referendum to halt military research at
UBC has gathered more than 1,200
signatures in two days.
Organized by the Campaign
Against Military Research on Campus, the petition calls for a ban on
UBC research directly applicable to
chemical, biological and outer
space warfare. It also demands public disclosure of the funding and
nature of UBC research projects
and the establishment of an ethics
committee to evaluate and approve
all UBC research.
In a Tuesday meeting of 35 petitioners, Gary Marchant, graduate
student and CAMROC spokesperson said the public only becomes
aware of weapons such as the cruise
missile when they are in their later
"So many special interests get
-mobilized around a new weapon.
to stop a weapon we have to stop it
at the research and development
stage," he said.
Government laboratories can't
handle all the military research
which is "flooding into universities
all over North America," he added.
But CAMROC's campaign is not
specifically aimed at UBC researchers. "The purpose is not to do a
witchhunt against university faculty," Marchant said. If an ethics
committee is established it might
consider existing research to be acceptable, he added.
Currently it is difficult to estimate how UBC research funds are
spent. The funds include a $650,000
grant from National Defence Canada, he said.
Some UBC faculty are supporting the campaign. Math professor
John Macdonald sent 400 letters to
UBC faculty and staff Tuesday asking them for signatures supporting
the CAMROC campaign. "We expect to get a fair number back,"
- Macdonald said.
And 100 letters have been sent by
CAMROC to UBC clubs asking
them for support, Marchant said.
The petition campaign ends Jan.
11. CAMROC plans a poster drive
to follow. Chemistry professor
Harold Kasinsky will speak on
chemical and biological warfare on
Jan. 19, and a panel discussion will
be held on Jan. 26.
TAU loses benefits
The province wide salary freeze
has hit UBC's Teaching Assistants
union, but it is the loss of benefits
that has TAU members feeling bitter.
According to TAU vice-president
Jeremy Mouat the loss of the compulsory orientation meeting is the
biggest setback.
"There is a turnover of about 50
per cent in TAs each year," Mouat
said. "There is no way that we can
get in touch with them all."
TA Mike Howlett echoed
Mouat's concerns. "The administration tried to get rid of the
orientation meeting altogether but
settled for a 'no longer compulsory'
meeting instead," Howlett said.
Employee relations director
Robert Grant said the loss of compulsory meetings is not important.
"The compulsory meeting was
difficult to administer," he said.
"We still call the meeting, but this
saves us from having to take
disciplinary actions against TAs
who don't show up. We don't want
to have to terminate TAs for failing
to show up at a meeting."
Mouat claims the decision was an
excuse to limit TAU membership
and reflects a dislike of unionism.
"He (Grant) doesn't like us and
like many administration
negotiators is often difficult to deal
with," said Mouat.
TAU membership comprised
about 60 per cent of the TAs, and
about 90 per cent of TAs attended
the compulsory orientation
meeting, said Mouat.
"We haven't taken any actions
against TAs who didn't attend,"
Mouat said. "The compulsory
clause simply gave us some
leaverage in dealing with departments like engineering who try to
,give us the run around."
Another clause in the new contract will reinstitute registration
duties for TAs. Grant claims
registration duties give TAs a four
hour break from teaching.
But the four hours is simply
another addition to the 284 hours
their contract requires TAs to
teach, charged Mouat.
"Grant has no idea of how TAs
work," he said. "Obviously I'm
not going to tell a professor with
whom I have a good relationship
that I'm not going to do four hours
of teaching because I did registration duty."
In his department (history) the
TAs all work at least half again as
many hours as the 284 required —
and without pay, said Mouat. This
also applied to the English department and many others, and was one
of the reasons for the TAU's existence, he added.
Grant said the contract is a very
good one and expects it to be
ratified at a general meeting later
this month.
Asked if the contract would be
ratified Mouat said, "It would be
hard to say." Page 4
Friday, January 6, 1984
Hikes hit Carlton students
OTTAWA (CUP) — The International Affairs program at Carleton
University has been hurt by differential fees that drive out international students, says the administration's academic vice president.
The Ontario government imposed a 40 per cent tuition fee hike on
international students last spring,
and since then foreign student
enrolment has dropped across the
"It harms the masters program in
International Affairs, where we try
by design to have one-third of the
students foreign," says Carleton
vice-president Tom Ryan. "You
want a cultural mix in a program
like that."
Ryan also said a cultural mix is
healthy for all programs, and the
decline in international students has
hurt all of Carleton University.
Foreign students in engineering
now pay $7,200 a year, while others
pay $4,200. Last year the figures
were $4,900 and $3,000.
Meanwhile at least three Ontario
student societies have formally joined the battle against differential
The Committee for Concerned
Visa Students, funded by the
University   of   Toronto   student
council, the Erindale College student council and the Scarborough
College student council, may take
legal action against the University
of Toronto for imposing the differential fees.
They say graduate foreign student enrolment has decreased 27 per
cent over last year.
A Canadian Bureau for International Education spokesperson says
universities in provinces where there
are no differential fees may benefit
from Ontario's high fees. Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. crurently do not
charge differential fees.
But that soon may change.
UBC's board of governors recently
recided to consider implementing
differential fees, and differential
fees are part of the Social Credit
government's party platform.
The Bookstore regrets that,
due to the need to negotiate
and arrange for the return of
overstock to publishers in
specific quantities and by a
deadline, NO RETURNS OF
TEXTBOOKS will be accepted
JANUARY 31st 1984
The last day for changes of
classes is Jan 13th, 1984 so the
needs of students changing
classes will be accommodated.
Because of the 10-day rule
AFTER JAN 21st 1984 WILL
The Science Undergraduate Society has
opened nominations for positions on the
Science Executive Council. Nomination
forms are available at the SUS Office during
posted office hours. Nominations will close
Jan. 13/84. Elections will be held Jan.
Invites Applications For The Position Of
ADVISOR FOR 1984-85)
Single Student Residences
The ideal applicants for these positions will be students who are in
their final undergraduate year, are unclassified, or are graduate
students and who have substantial experience living and working in
residence. These positions will be attractive to those who have skills
and interests in working in an extensively people oriented field. Ma-
1 jor responsibilities include the following:
(a) Supervising the residence's Advisors.
(b) Being the contact person between the Department and the
Residence Association.
(c) Ensuring that proper standards of behaviour are maintained.
I Those interested in applying to be a Senior Residence Advisor
should submit a resume and letter explaining their reasons for being
) interested in the position to Dima Utgoff, Assistant Director Student
Housing, at the Ponderosa Housing Office (mailing address: 2071
(West Mall, University Campus, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Y9 on or
.before Friday, January 13, 1984. Please phone Dima at 228-5778 for
/further information about these positions.
Evening Polls, Monday, January 9, 1984
as follows:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Daytime Polls, Monday and Tuesday,
January 9 and 10, 1984 as follows:
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
S.U.B. Macmillan
Buchanan Law
C.E.M.E. Angus
Computer Science V.G.H. (Heather Pavilion)
Scarfe War Memorial Gym
Woodward Library Hebb Theatre
Sedgewick Library
(Subject to students being available to run these polling
Candidates from which TWO are to be elected:
Dave FRANK (M.B.A. Candidate)
Don HOLUBITSKY (Third Year Medicine)
Doug LOW (Fourth Year Physical Education)
Steve SORKO (Third Year Arts)
Mark THOMPSON (Second Year Law)
Candidates from which FIVE are to be elected:
Tracey BALCOM (Third Year Arts)
Barbara CHANT (Fourth Year Arts)
Donna CHOW (Second Year Arts)
Marvin FRIESEN (Third Year Agricultural Sciences)
Brent HUNTER (Third Year Arts)
Rob V. KRAGELJ (First Year Commerce &
Bus. Admin.)
Barry MAH (Third Year Arts)
Bill PEGLER (Second Year Science)
Phil PENNER (Second Year Law)
Mark Charles TOWER (First Year Commerce &
Bus. Admin.)
(One to be elected)
Nancy CAMPBELL (Third Year)
Joseph M. RUTHERFORD (Second Year)
(Voting will take place in the MacMillan Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Eva BUSZA (Third Year)
Randy KAYE (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Buchanan Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Dan GRAHAM (First Year)
Steve KING (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the MacMillan Building only.)
(One to be elected)
Francisco CABANAS (Ph.D. Candidate - Physics)
Ronald A. YAWORSKY (M.Eng. Candidate)
(Voting will take place at all polling stations.)
(One to be elected)
John KELSALL (Second Year)
Ann RAHME (Third Year)
Mark TELLEZ (Third Year)
(Voting will take place in the Computer Science and
Hebb Theatre only.)
lit should be noted that any allegation or irregularities with these
elections must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 48
hours of the close of polling and must include the signatures of at
least three students eligible to vote.) Friday, January 6,1984
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Masked people remove asbestos
People wearing white face masks
and entering rooms and doorways
blocked off with plastic will be a
familiar sight in SUB for the rest of
the winter session.
Asbestos, a flame-retarding
material which is known to cause
respiratory problems and possibly
lung cancer, is currently being
removed from several areas in SUB.
According to student health services physician Dennis Farquhar,
asbestos dust when inhaled over extended periods of time can eventually cause severe lung problems
such as scar tissue on the lungs.
There is also evidence that asbestos
victims are more susceptible to lung
During the original construction
of SUB, asbestos covered with a
layer of sealant was placed in
strategic areas in the building as a
fire deterrent. "Our current fear is
that the sealant over top of the
asbestos would deteriorate," said
Farquhar. "The people who service
the building, such as plumbers and
electricians, would be the most affected."
Physical plant director Neville
Smith said the asbestos con-
timinated areas are first sealed off
with plastic sheets. "Then we test
the area for traces of asbestos — we
have equipment that allows us to
detect it. The removed asbestos is
bagged, then the bags are placed in
another room where they're washed, to keep the dust from floating
Workers removing the asbestos
are wearing face masks and special
clothing. After each work period
the workers undergo a three-stage
decontamination process to prevent
asbestos dust from floating around
the building, Smith said.
The removal of asbestos from
SUB began in December, and is expected to finish some time around
June, said Smith. "There's a long
list of specific areas to be done," he
Smith said SUB would have to be
shut down during May for removal
of asbestos from two mechanical
Shutting the mechanical rooms
may create some difficulties for
food services because the lack of
ventilation would make it impossible to work in the SUB kitchens,
said Subway food services manager
Mary Stovell. The cooking staff
might have to move to one of the
residence kitchens and the menu
during the interim would be changed to emphasize cold foods such as
sandwiches, she said.
Removing asbestos from the
mechanical rooms would require
that the heat and the air conditioning in SUB be shut off, said Alma
Mater Society president Mitch Hetman. "We re-scheduled the
mechanical rooms for May, because
we think the outdoor temperatures
would be more ideal then. The
building would be more comfortable without heat or air conditioning in May than in December. The
building will then only be shut
down if students say the building is
too hot or too cold."
Areas of SUB from which
asbestos has already been removed
and replaced by a new non-toxic
flame-retardant material are the
women's committee room, the
secondary storage room, the Pit
lobby and hallway, the auditorium,
the Bank of Montreal (which was
temporarily relocated at the old
bookstore on the Main Mall), and
the Thunderbird Shop. Asbestos
removal is still in progress in the
SUB partyroom, and begins this
week in the listening lounge.
Cuppies converge
on frozen north
NEW ORGANIC MILITARY TRANSPORT (shown here) is currently being tested for use by armed forces and
RCMP under UBC's top-secret military research program. Vehicle can move at speeds of over 50 mph for 6 hours
straight, is fueled by special grain fuel, and can move over virtually any terrain. Scientists are currently working
on increasing its load capacity and improving exhaust system.
NORTH BAY, Ont. — Five
Ubyssey staffers travelled to beautiful North Bay, Ontario for the 46th
annual Canadian University Press
national conference over the holidays. Political and journalistic issues were discussed for more than a
week by 150 student journalists
from 54 college and university papers across Canada.
Things really got hot when there
was a fire at the motel where the
conference was being held. The
New Year's eve fire interrupted the
discussion and party and forced the
delegates to move to another hotel.
But the fire paled in comparison
with the other burning issues discussed.
The issues included a new statement of principles, a new field-
worker for Ontario, and an interim
bailout for the CUP advertising
company. A severely cut back budget was also passed.
The most important work done at
the conference was the draftingof a
new statement of principles for the
organization, which clarifies its
aims, purposes and standards.
The statement reiterates CUP's
commitment to social change. It
also states that objectivity is impossible in newswriting, but fairness
should be the reporter's goal. The
statement also affirms the need for
student newspapers not to be editorially controlled by "student governments, administrations or
A system of two speakers lists,
one for women and one for men
with speakers alternating between
them was approved to give women
more opportunities to speak. Gays
and lesbians were given speakers'
rights on issues related to their concerns.
A planned 9.1 per cent increase in
CUP fees was carefully pared down
to 7.9 per cent.
Ballot reflects apathy fHS*~^j^"^—^^|^—
The provincial government re
straint axe is still slicing away at
UBC, but faculty members don't
plan to do anything about it.
Faculty association members recently rejected a proposal to hold a
day of protest against university
funding cutbacks.
Members received a ballot by
mail which asked them: "Should
the faculty association stage a day
of protest in January 1984?" The
association sent out 2,016 questionnaires, out of which 517 members
returned a "no" vote and 486 returned a "yes" vote. The balloting
received only a 50 per cent response
rate — 1,013 members did not
bother to vote.
The ballot on the proposal was a
result of a faculty association general meeting in November at which
the idea to hold a march or rally in
January was presented.
Although the day of protest proposal was defeated, the faculty association executive has established a
committee to study the questionnaires for members' suggestions,
and make recommendations on
what action if any should be taken
by the association.
"A faculty decision not to stage a
one-day protest against cutbacks
strongly reflects faculty apathy and
its tendency to support the government," charged one faculty
member, who requested anonymity.
"We need more public awareness
and clear opposition. We must
challenge facts from the government and prove that they haven't
shown personal restraint."
On the Rhodes
A UBC economics student has
won B.C.'s Rhodes scholarship for
1984. Dominic Barton will be doin^
two years of graduate work at Oxford University in England for his
Rhodes scholarship winners are
chosen on the basis of scholastic
and literary ability, leadership
qualities, and involvement in sports■
and the community. The recipients
are entitled to study at Oxford for
two to three years.
Barton has a wide range of interests, including the UBC debating
team and B.C. Youth Parliament.
He is involved in informal sports
such as basketball and soccer, and
rows competitively for UBC. He
has participated in teen counselling
and has assisted in hospitals with
children and the handicapped.
Ubyssey co-editor Muriel Ina
Draaisma, pictured here happily
displaying her fangs, is moving her
futon to Ottawa.
Pressure from several fronts that
she move out of Vancouver were finally heeded by The Ubyssey's partners in Canadian University Press,
when CUP members elected Draaisma national bureau chief. Draais-
ma's new duties entail news selection and coordination for CUP's
50-plus papers. She will also have
the opportunity to travel to such exotic locales as Toronto, Hamilton
and Sudbury.
The 20-year-old Draaisma becomes the youngest CUP employee
since 11 Vi -year-old Little Stevey
Smythe worked as Ontario field-
worker in 1959-60 before becoming
public relations director for Harold
Ballard and the Toronto Maple
Leafs in the early '60s.
Draaisma will work out of
"CUPOTT's" Ottawa office,
known to many as the citadel of Canadian student journalism. She says
her first goal as leader of the "Holy
See" will be to "drive out the blatant and rampant ambition that prevails in student journalism today." Page 6
Friday, January 6, 1984
Military invades UBC
Many people, when they confront the threat of nuclear war, feel
helpless and hopeless. Many feel
that the arms race is destined to
continue to its final solution, and
that there is nothing that can be
done about it. Of course, it is only
our belief that change is impossible
which makes change impossible.
The petition launched this week
by the Campaign Against Military
Research on Campus gives UBC
students the opportunity to do
something significant about the
arms race and danger of nuclear
war. The campaign allows us to
think globally, and act locally.
The CAMROC petition, if successful, will result in an Alma Mater
Society referendum later this month
about arms research at UBC. Both
the petition and referendum will be
asking for a ban on campus research which is directly applicable
to conducting nuclear, chemical, biological or outer space warfare.
The CAMROC campaign serves
a very important purpose at an important time, since it will bring attention to the critical role military
research plays in the continuation
and escalation of the arms race.
Every new or improved weapon
system goes through several stages
of development, beginning with research and continuing with development, testing, production, and finally, deployment. The new weapon usually receives appreciable
public attention only when it
reaches the later stages of its developmental life-cycle. By this time,
the weapon has acquired an institutional momentum which makes its
continued development almost unstoppable.
Vested interests — including scientists looking for prestige and
grants, production workers concerned about their jobs, defence industries seeking greater profits,
military men eager to advance their
careers, and government officials
preoccupied with bureaucratic and
political interests — unite to ensure
that the new weapon proceeds, even
if it is not needed. New weapons
seem to have nine lives — for even
if they are cancelled at some point
in their development, they are invariably revived due to the pressure
exerted by parochial interests. Examples of such off-again, on-again
weapons include the B-l bomber,
MX missile, anti-ballistic missile
systems, binary nerve gas weapons
and the neutron bomb.
It seems that the only stage at
which a new phase of the arms race
can be stopped is at the research
stage, before the vested interests become involved. If this is true, it has
enormous significance for what is
going on today. In 1984, 70 per cent
of all U.S. federal research funds
will go directly to military research.
The majority of this money is destined for research on conducting
nuclear, chemical, biological and
outer-space warfare. Many of the
potential developments in these
four areas will be very destabilizing,
and if used would produce particularly grotesque and barbaric effects.
Some high-priority ongoing research programs include a major research effort to develop smaller,
more efficient, and more "usable"
nuclear weapons. As well, according to a recent N. Y. Times article,
the U.S. Defense Department has
undertaken a massive R&D program to provide the technology for
fighting a "protracted" nuclear
Research on chemical warfare is
also booming, even though chemical weapons would cause 20 civilian
deaths for every military casualty.
A recent advertisement by the Pentagon in Science stated that research
on new chemical weapons "has recently received intense attention
with the result of substantially increased programs, and support at
all levels within the Department of
The Pentagon has also recently
admitted that it is rapidly expanding a research program to utilize
new advances in biotechnology,
such as recombinant DNA and hy-
bridoma technology, for biological
"defense." An especially insidious
type of biological weapon is that
which is race-specific. Senate testimony in 1977 revealed that the
Pentagon has stockpiled micro-organisms which pose greater health
risks to blacks than whites. A recent
article in the U.S. Army journal
Military Review entitled "Ethnic
Weapons" concluded that new advances in biological warfare will
make race-specific weapons feasible
and effective.
The newest area to receive large
amounts of research funding is
space warfare. President Reagan recently announced that the U.S. will
spend at least $20 billion on this
type of research in the next five
years alone, with much more to follow. The resulting Star Wars technology is essential for scenarios of
"fighting" and "winning" a nuclear war. Outer space weapons will
establish a whole new range of
flashpoints which could trigger accidental nuclear war.
The massive amounts of money
given to research on weapons of
mass destruction is not only making
war more likely and more terrible,
but it is also depriving money for
research from many important
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Student elections at UBC are like herpes. Nobody wants anything to do
with them.
Student apathy is without a doubt most obvious at this time of the year
when a few brave candidates step forward while the majority of the student population sit back oblivious to the candidates and the issues in the
What's different about this year is students will end up paying for their
ignorance and apathy if there is another pathetic voter turnout or no
thought is put into selection of candidates.
Students have to clue in to the grim reality of the university's financial
situation. Enrolment limitations in all faculties, a doubling of tuition fees
and cutbacks in courses and faculty are all in the planning stages.
Those elected to take part in the planning sit on the senate and board of
governors — the two university bodies that control the finances and the
academic guidelines that run UBC.
It is crucial this year to elect candidates who have a clear understanding
of the issues, and a real desire to accurately represent students. What UBC
does not need is a senator or board member who will blindly accept any
schemes to solve the fiscal crisis.
Equally important is the attitude the member has towards the provincial
government who put the university into this mess. They should have the
ability to see through the myths associated with "restraint" and come up
with creative ideas to change the government's attitude towards education.
These are some of the considerations students should be keeping in
mind when voting for student senate and board representatives.
These representatives do not have to be mere figureheads bowing their
heads in submission to the other "honourable" members decked out in suit
and tie. The student reps can actually speak for your interests which are far
too neglected these days.
So take five minutes of your time to saunter over to a polling booth to
mark your ballots. If you're not doing it out of concern for the serious
issues coming before board and senate, do it for the sheer excitement of
watching democracy in action — non-stop thrills.
Student futures bleak
UBC has been asked to make a
six per cent cut in its operating budget for next year, leaving a shortfall
of a cool $18 million. After years of
operating budgets which did not
keep pace with inflation, the board
of governors is faced with a difficult
situation. But administration president George Pedersen's proposal to
offset the deficit by increasing tuition fees is not the solution.
When UBC faced financial difficulties two years ago, the board decided to increase fees until students
were paying 10 per cent of the operating costs of UBC. Now Pedersen
proposes to increase fees by 126.5
per cent over the next three years
until students will be paying 20 per
cent of the costs. What the president's proposal does not consider is
whether students will be able to
Unemployment is high, especially
among young people, and costs of
living are increasing for students as
well as everyone else. UBC's student counselling and resources centre survey of student summer earnings showed that very few students
earned enough in 1982 to finance
their year at UBC. But the amount
of aid available to needy students
has been cut — provincial student
aid was cut almost in half this year,
forcing many students further into
The president's proposal would
raise tuition fees for an arts or science student to more than $1,800,
or $3,000 a year for a medical student. Such high fees must increase
the number of students who cannot
afford to come to university, and
may cause many potential students
to think that university is not for
them. Particularly hard hit by the
increases are students who live outside of Vancouver, or those who do
not find summer work.
The idea that tuition fees are "a
policy alternative by which a shortfall can be addressed" (UBC Reports Dec. 14, 1983) is insensitive to
students' ability to pay. A policy
which will drive valuable students
away from the university does not
maintain the quality of education,
and seriously harms accessibility.
By proposing to make up funding
cuts by raising fees, the administration is encouraging the view that future cutbacks to the university can
be made easily and painlessly.
The prospect of increased class
sizes, fewer supplies and services,
and decreasing quality of education
is grim. But to limit enrolment to
those who can pay high fees is far
worse. A petition will be circulated
next week to show student opposition to the proposed tuition fee increase.
Ruth Vincent and Sylvia Berryman are UBC arts students.
January 6, 1984
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
necessarily those of the university administration or the AMS.
Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
SUB 241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising
"THIS IS 1984, YOU GUYSI" screamed Doug Schmidt as Neil Lucente hauled
him out of the darkroom and into the waiting taxi. "Yes, quite nice, isn't it?"
smiled Sarah Cox-Albany from her new desk. She was watching Chris Wong
and Victor Wong argue over which was the Bigger Brother and thus could
watch the other. Meanwhile Robby Robertson was trying to talk Brian Jones into letting himuse the old hack's pen. Brian threw the pen and hit the other
Robert in the office (his last name being Beynon) who was waiting for Patti
Flather's typewriter. Gordon Clark stormed in, muttering something about
Stephen Wisenthal killing himself in advertising. He slammed the door into Sue
Mcllroy, who tore the door off and threw it arhim, thinking it was Holly Nathan.
"Will you stop that racket?" yelled Charlie Fidelman from the darkroom. "I'm
trying to show Elena Miller how to touch-ty-e and chew gum at the same time!"
"What have we got ourselves into?!" the two newcomers, Elaine and Rhonda,
asked each other. Little did these two realize that this was only the beginning of
a typical day at the Ubitiquious Ubyssey. Friday, January 6, 1984
Page 7
Arms race must be stopped at research stage
From page 6
areas — such as basic science research, energy, industrial renovation, transportation, agriculture,
clean water, and medicine. It is
sickening that while the world is
spending over a million dollars a
minute on arms, 41,000 children are
starving to death every day.
With such unprecedented
amounts of money going to military
research, research of this type is
overflowing government labs and
flooding into North American universities at an alarming rate. Although We are not aware of any re
search on weapons of mass destruction at UBC at this time, we do
know that the Canadian Defense
Department has spent over $600,-
000 on research at UBC in the last
two years. As well, the U.S. Defense Department is funding some
research at UBC, but we are unsure
of how much.
Last year, several UBC administrators and faculty members attended a Defense Industry Opportunity
Seminar given at Robson Square by
17 Pentagon officials.
The purpose of the CAMROC
campaign is not to conduct a witch
hunt against individual researchers
at UBC. Rather, it is intended to
pressure the UBC administration to
take a clear and strong position
against research on weapons of
mass destruction at UBC. We are
asking them to implement this ban
by requiring full public disclosure
of the nature and sources of funding of all UBC research, and to establish an ethics committee to evaluate any military applications of
UBC research. The proposed ethics
committee would have the power to
reject any research which is directly
intended for developing a nuclear,
biological, chemical or outer-space
If the CAMROC campaign at
UBC is successful, it will set a precedent that could spread to other
North American universities. Already, we know that similar campaigns are being considered or planned at other campuses. This type of
campaign could be effective in
slowing military research, which
our prime minister called the oxygen on which the arms race feeds.
The CAMROC campaign gives
all UBC students the opportunity to
play a small, but important, role in
stopping the arms race. We all hetve
a moral responsibility to do what
we can, since in the words of Edmund Burke, "All that is needed
for the triumph of evil is for good
men (and women) to do nothing."
You can do something by signing
and help circulating the CAMROC
petition, and voting in the Jein.
25-27 referendum. Drop into our
petition headquarters, open from
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in SUB 212A
or 224 until next Wednesday.
Gary Marchant is a UBC grad
studies student.
UBC daycare construction project could start this summer
As the newly appointed daycare
construction coordinator for the
CPAC referendum funds committee, I would like to contradict the
notion that the initiative to build
new daycare at UBC is dead. In
fact, the project is moving rapidly
now and with some degree of luck,
at least some new daycare facilities
may be built by this summer.
Since I took on the project last
November, the following has been
accomplished. A new Presidential
Advisory Committee on Daycare
construction has been formed under
the chairmanship of Dr. Neil Risebrough with the following membership; myself, Dave Frank, Nancy
Nott, (CPAC work study person);
Graham Argyle, (facilities planning
director); Mab Oloman, (UBC daycare coordinator).
This committee is highly streamlined and its mandate is to build
new daycare as expediently as possible, and all potential hurdles
should be able to be handled at the
committee level. Funding for an architectural study to design new facilities has been arranged and I have
been soliciting proposals for facilities design from concerned groups.
The committee will meet in the
next two weeks to commission the
architect. It is expected that the design phase will be completed within
2-3 months, by which time financ
ing for the project will hopefully put from all interested persons and contact me through Terry Jackson
have been secured.  Construction I will pass it on to the committee to or the AMS business office in SUB.
could start as early as this summer. . insure that it is integrated into the Don Holubitsky
I would appreciate receiving in- architect's   designs.   People   may CPAC daycare coordinator
**In an attempt to
injury, it is your
for men and women.
Thurs., March. 1, 1984
(Register Feb. 6-10th,  1984,
203 W.M.G.).
avoid personal
responsibility to ensure that you are
physically prepared to participate in
this event.**
Tuesday, January 10,1984
War Memorial Gym, Rm. 211,
12:30-1:30 p.m.
An experienced triathlete will speak
on setting up a conditioning program.
. . . another Intramural Sports
Special Event . . .
SAVE 20% &
With your prescription and
Mon. ■ Fri. 8:30 - 5:00
2nd & Burrard
(1742 w. 2nd Ave.)
ATTENTION ALL UBYSSEY PERSONNEL. . . You are hereby requested to report to
headquarters at SUB 241k today at 1230 hours for a major meeting. We're going to be
briefed on this year's special issues, including disarmament and our super-parody issue
(no, Emma, they're not the same thingIC You go, we'll hear your input. You forget
about it, and you only have to blame yourself for the failure of the operation.
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U  B Y S S  E Y
Friday, January 6,1984
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Senate elections are Jan. 9 to 10
with evening polls running Jan. 9.
Each faculty elects one senate representative and five are elected for
the at-large positions. Senators already elected by acclamation include Ron Finnegan,  applied
science; Andrew Pearson, commerce and business administration;,
Jim Armstrong, dentistry; Peter
Kendall, Law; Andrew Clarke,
medicine; and Laurel Williams,
pharmaceutical sciences.
All candidates were notified and
asked to submit statements on two
• how do you interpret the role
of the student senator in university
• what effects are cutbacks having on the university and can you
think of ways senate can minimize
those effects?
Both science candidates, John
Kelsall and Mark Tellez, forestry
candidates Dan Graham and Steve
King, and senator-at-large candidate Phil Penner were unable to
hand in statements.
Barbara Chant
The role of the student senator is
a crucial one in that the position
allows the student input into the
vital decision making processes of
the university. The senate makes
decisions on matters such as the
budget, the admissions requirements and the curriculum —
all areas that affect every student on
campus. As senator at large, I hope
to be able to represent the students'
common desire for an accessible,
quality education by making sure
that the students' position is made
clear and is taken into consideration
at all times.
The most likely cuts facing the
university are those affecting the
hiring and replacement of faculty
members. This directly affects the
students by affecting the size and
number of classes offered. It is also
likely that certain faculties, such as
the general arts and sciences, will
suffer the most. While some cuts
are inevitable, the senate can do
much to reduce their impact by
making budgetary decisions that
direct funds to all areas and
distribute them fairly, without emphasizing the needs of one faculty
over another.
Donna Chow
The role of the student senator in
university affairs is a vital one,
especially now, when the university
is facing an anticipated shortfall of
$18 million for 1984-1985. It is important that senators are willing to
work hard for students by learning
of and representing their academic
concerns and interests. Senators
must be up-to-date on all issues so
that they can communicate them to
students through personal contacts
and through monthly reports. As
well, senators should be easily
Through my involvement with
the student administrative commission, I feel I am well qualified to
represent student issues. I have
gained committee experience which
I feel is an asset since most of the
work in senate is done in committees. As well, I have shown that I
care about student concerns by
working out feasible solutions with
them. Finally, I am accessible to
students since I have maintained
regular office hours while on SAC.
" Cutbacks have an enormous effect on the university. Fewer lab,
seminar and course sections results
in either limited enrolment or in
overcrowded classes which makes
learning difficult. By limiting enrolment, many qualified students may
have to alter their programs or be
forced to attend another institution.
Increased class enrolments means
that professors and teaching
assistants must spend more time
marking exams and papers. This
would result in less research time for
professors to expand and develop
new ideas and solutions to problems.
Cutbacks in support systems such
as libraries, laboratories and computer systems will also prevent the
university from preserving, expanding and disseminating knowledge.
If not made properly, cutbacks will
result in professors going to a
university with a better reputation.
Students, as well as the public and.
the government will suffer in the
long run.
Senate can minimize these effects
by establishing academic priorities.
By doing so, the senate recognizes
that required courses such as those
needed for entrance into professional programs must not be cut.
Programs such as engineering, commerce, economics, and molecular
genetics, just to name a few, should
be maintained at their present high
level of quality. Due to the space,
other issues related to academic
priorities can not be mentioned
here. I am very interested in these
issues, and would like to research it
further by being a part of the curriculum committee of senate.
Marvin Friesen
"The Student Senator's role is to
represent the students of UBC on
Senate" — The Student Senators''
My view of the role of the student
senator is best explained by a look
at the purpose for student representation on senate. Senate, with its'
powers to regulate and recommend
changes on academic affairs, is able
to shape the nature and constituents
of the student body. However, the
faculty and administration members who comprise about two-thirds
of senate may be motivated and
have concerns that differ from
those of students.
Therefore it is necessary for the
student senator to act responsibly to
communicate the needs, wishes and
concern's of the student population
in the senate forum. Further, the
student   senator   through   caucus
should strive to anticipate issues so
as to be co-active rather than reactive in the negotiating process. Although student representation on
senate is a minority, the student
senator must strive to maintain a
balance that ensures that studert interests are represented.
First, the proposed six per cen;
cutback for 1984-85 is the first real
cut in funding the university has
ever received. Second, at present,
the proposed cutbacks are leading
to speculation and rumors as to
what might, and could happen to
the university. As students, we must
not be so naive as to believe that the
only way to survive the "cutbacks"
are to restrict enrolment, have
larger classes, less TAs, etc.
Presumably funding restrictions
will affect academic affairs that are
under the jurisdiction of the senate.
Therefore, I feel the student senators must act together, putting forth,
intelligent and strong statements
which will meaningfully explain student concerns. I do not believe that
student senators should be merely
dismissed as ineffective participants
in Senate. Responsible and reasonable action will contribute towards
results that will benefit all students.
Brent Hunter
A student senator has the opportunity to observe the climate of the
university and recommend through
senate committee work changes or
action which represents this sentiment. My aim on senate would be
to carry forth with the high calibre
of education and standards at UBC,
but also to ensure that this university remains open to all who seek
the opportunity to try their hand at
post-secondary education.
Cutbacks have curbed university
spending in all faculties. Few faculty and teaching assistants are being
hired on new, or retirees replaced.
Fewer staff combined with higher
enrolment has resulted in larger
classes. What once was a lab or
seminar course can now no longer
be taught in the same way due to the
lack of space. Cutbacks have reduced financial assistance for students,
and increased the burden on mature
and students recommencing their
Senate assists in preparation of a
university budget and responsible
planning can ensure that cutbacks
are applied fairly, and evenly
throughout the campus. Senate also
selects faculty and courses and
through this role can attempt to
plan for both future cutbacks, or
Rob Kragelj
I see the role of a student senator
as twofold. First, a student senator
is a link between students and administration, and is thus responsible for communicating complaints
and questions in both directions.
Secondly, the student senator
should play an active role in Senate
committees, helping to plan the affairs and requirements of this very
large, thriving university. Some of
the committees that I am interested
in are the Traffic and Parking Committee and the Tuition Fee Planning
The university is now facing strict
cutbacks which are affecting all of
Administrators lurk in bowels
Somewhere in the bowels of UBC a group of administrators is planning your academic future. The
chemistry lab you are taking may be gone next year, or
more sections may be deleted from the Slavonic studies
course you want to fit in. The administrators, which
include faculty and students, will make decisions about
these types of changes behind closed doors in their
committee sessions.
These university administrators form the senate, a
body that regulates the academic guidelines of the
university. The 88 member senate, which includes 17
students, is responsible for approving changes in
course and program content, admission regulations,
scholarships and bursaries. It serves as a final court of
appeal in academic standing and is chaired by administration president George Pedersen.
While most senate business occurs in the monthly
meetings open to the public, most of the senate's work
is done in the standing and ad hoc committees. Ann
Rahme, one of the five student senators holding at-
large positions, says student senators can be most effective in these committees.
"The students have a lot more credibility in the
committees," says Rahme.
Robert Smith, academic vice-president and a
member of senate, says students and faculty senate
members share an equal voice. "I'd like to think senate
will make sensible decisions and be guided by good
arguments, regardless of who makes the arguments."
Both Smith and Rahme say enrolment limitations
are a major issue facing senate in the near future.
Significant enrolment limitations at UBC next year are
a definite possibility says Smith.
Rahme says the limitations will affect the arts,
sciences and education faculties the most. "It's a
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us. Senate should actively involve
itself in finding solutions to these
problems, whether it be through
soliciting donations to the university or restricting enrolment. I firmly
believe that admission requirements
should be tightened, reducing the
jam-packed classrooms to a
manageable size which provides a
better learning environment. More
money has to be made available to
universities to prevent tuition fees
from rising to unaffordable heights.
of the university, as he or she is a
member of the senate, which is the
highest academic body on campus.
What does this mean to the
students, Well! It gives them a vehicle which will listen and act on their
complaints with regards to marks,
standing and instructor's
behaviour. It also gives students
control over budgeting, admissions,
awards and capital spending projects to name a few of the senate's
responsibilities. My role will be to
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I will, as your representative, actively work to keep tuition fees affordable.
Barry Mah
The role of the student senator is
to voice recommendations from the
student body that could lead to improvements in academic matters.
What the student senator can accomplish will depend on collaboration with student input. The student
senator operates in senate matters
in the best interests of the student
We need to recognize that the
university community is in a period
of difficult times for all, including
students, faculty and staff. The exact effects on each of these bodies
will depend on the actions taken.
For example, the financial responsibilities could be deferred by deficit
spending, leaving a future generation to deal with our problems.
Instead, I believe that the students, faculty and staff need to act
together in a responsible manner to
face these problems today. Each of
these bodies must be prepared to assume extra burdens and to seek opportunities to maintain or improve
the academic standards. Efforts can
be expanded to obtain funds from
other sources, such as businesses,
and the UBC alumni.
Biff Pegler
The role or a student senator can
be defined as a representative of the
student body in the university
senate. Personally I believe a
senator should act cooperatively
with faculty members and administration, in order to reach
positive solutions to various
academic problems. In addition I
believe that the student senator
should report back to the students
with regular reports in the Ubyssey.
The cutbacks are having many affects on the university — larger
class sizes, cancelled labs, et al. I
believe the university can deal with
these cutbacks if the university can
set priorities properly and make
more efficient use of its allotted
funds. As a senator I propose that
enrolment restrictions be implemented, a standard which would
set a limit on university enrolment.
This would not only help the
university deal with funding problems, but it could serve to increase
its academic standard.
bring new ideas and suggestions
from  the  students  on  how the
university can improve itself.	
Cutbacks have detrimental effects on students, however,
members of the senate must ensure,
that these cutbacks are distributed
fairly over all concerned. On top of
this regulating the spending of
money is just as important. Effective use of funds by cutting waste is
the answer. Close control over
university operations is essential to
achieve the least disruptive effect on
students. In order for the senate to
do this effectively it has to be composed of responsible people. Based
on my past experiences in the
business and banking industries and
my extensive involvement with
other groups and organizations I
feel I am qualified for the position
of senator-at-large.
Mark lower
I feel that a student senator plays
a very important role in the affairs
Nancy Campbell
Basically a student senator
should represent her constituents
and defend their interests. But a
student's presence on senate also
results in the addition of diverse
talents to the problem-solving pool
— sometimes with fresh perspec^
tives, most often with enthusiasm. I
believe student senators are less entrenched in their faculty "role
models" than other members and
thus are more flexible in overcoming faculty differences and can pro-
pose more equitable solutions.
In agriculture, cutbacks are kill-
ing labs, reducing handouts and increasing class size. Hiring freezes
will soon affect the operation of'
UBC farms, and the list goes on. I
feel senate is at an important juncture because we must soon consider
cutting entire programs to preserve
the rest, thus minimizing the effects
for most students. It's an unpalatable prospect and should be
accompanied by a renewed effort
by senate to publicize and fight the
fiscal fiasco.
Joseph Rutherford
The role of student senator is one
• represents the views of their constituents to the main organizing
body of the university, the
• develops policy and helps pass
motions which will benefit students and allow the operation of
an effective learning institution.
• encourages interaction between
faculty and student and involvement of the students in their faculty through their undergradu-
ate society.	
Cutbacks in funding reduce the
quality and the availability of education, making education a privilege for the few who can bear the
exorbitant costs. Not all may be
suited for university, but everyone
deserves the opportunity to make
that decision without having to base
it on financial considerations.
Senate can minimize the effects
of funding cutbacks by limiting the
expansion of the university for the
present moment, and rechannelling
the money saved to areas which will
strengthen the education which students receive. Senate should stand
united against the attacks which destroy the concept of unfettered
learning at university; to do this,
senate must voice its opinion and do
so loudly.
Eva Busza
The role of a student senator is
rendered difficult by the fact that,
each year students have to be reelected, and in consequence, there
tends to be a lack of continuity in
student representation. Hence, it is
very important that students who
are elected to senate have experience in working at several different administrative levels within
the university before serving a term
On senate.
The student senator must first
and foremost represent students. In
a campus of the size of UBC, this
can be very difficult, and so the student senator must work hard to
make information on academic
issues readily accessible to students
by talking to campus groups, and
communicating through The
Ubyssey and CITR. The availability
of information will be particularly
important in the coming year when
it will be imperative for students to
be able to voice their opinions on
the suggested budget cuts.
All student senators should have
as their goal the maintenance of the
quality of the UBC degree. For
those senators attached to a specific
faculty, in my case arts, it is vital
that they be aware of academic
decisions being made at departmental and faculty levels, as well as in
the university as a whole. It is the
responsibility of the student senator
to sit on senate committees, present
student views and then work with
other student representatives to at-
tain-specific goals.
The most important effect that
the cutbacks are having on our
university is the devaluation of the
UBC degree. Already some of the
more well-known professors have
been offered jobs by other universities. UBC is becoming a less attractive institution to teach at and
hence there is a great danger that its
good reputation across the country
will diminish.
The prospect of higher tuition
fees and discriminatory foreign student fees will limit education accessibility to a large percentage
within and outside this province.
This can only lead to a narrowing of
the academic environment. In the
long-run the deterioration of the
university will have a severe impact
on the economic and political
growth of B.C.
Obviously it is very difficult for
senate to counteract budget cuts.
However, in order to minimize the
effects in the short-run, it is important that faculty, students, staff,
and administration all work
together. We must decide whether
equally distributed cuts or specific
cuts be implemented.
At present, most members of
senate seem to be in favor of
specific cuts in "non-core" and
some "core-related" subjects. The
logic behind this is to try and maintain the quality of certain programs
which have reached a high state of
development and excellence.
However, at the same time a
balance must be maintained to ensure that students do not leave UBC
with an impoverished intellectual
Rondy Kaye
Cutbacks will lead to an increase
of tuition fees and possible staff reduction. However, larger class sizes
are attributable to increased enrolment at the university. Therefore,
although the effects of cutbacks will
be felt throughout the university
community, by coordinating our efforts these effects will be minimized.
The provincial government will
not restore funding for this year;
however, by streamlining the university and reallocating funds be
tween departments, education will
not deteriorate. Raising entrance requirements may be unavoidable
over the next two years. Senate can
minimize the effects of cutbacks by
coordinating its goals and aiming
for cooperation.
The role of the student senator is
to recommend and oversee changes
in academic matters while acting as
a link between students and administration.
As a senator, I will ensure that
the arts faculty has a voice on senate and is not overlooked when policy decisions are made. By holding
regular office hours, I will be available to hear your concerns and be
your representative.
Will I work for you? My present
political involvement is the best indicator that I can give of my
guarantee to solidly represent you.
Grad studies
Ron Yaworsky
The role of a student senator is
threefold. First, to serve my constituents by proficiently personifying
their concerns and problems in relevant areas. Second, to unite with
the student senate caucus in advancing the interests of all students. And
third, to effectively utilize my specific expertise at the committee and
senate levels.
I anticipate playing a dynamic
role in university affairs through the
fulfillment of these roles. More
than a representative, I would become actively involved in working
with all other senators in my areas
of expertise, with the goal of bettering the university community for
The financial scenario confronting the university unquestionably
exerts great pressures on all facets
of our university environment. Distress will especially be felt by graduate students, as many of us are dependent upon grants, teaching assistantships and research funding.
There are no easy solutions; only
hard compromises. We, as senators, must ensure that these compromises do not unduly pressure
our interests as students.
My specific expertise as a management consultant, will enable me
to effectively appraise the administration's funding alternatives, and
develop Solutions which ensure that
all students', and the university's,
interests are best met.
Francisco Cabanas
The current cutbacks are slowly
but surely eroding the quality of education at UBC. The effect of this is
in many cases long term. I feel that
the university is being forced to
make considerable reductions to its
programs. This may require the in-
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Friday. January 6. laaa
Knights at the round table
Board elections are Jan. 9-10.
Two candidates will be elected. All
five candidates were notified and
handed in statements except Steve
Sorko and Mark Thompson who
did not receive the questions in time
and handed in their own statements.
The questions asked were-
• how do you interpret the role
of the student board of governor
representative in university affairs?
• what is your opinion of the
provincial government's attitude
towards university accessibility and
how would you address that attitude as a board member?
Board wrestles with deficit
Picture this. A room filled with 15 people including student representatives, university administrators, and government appointees. A three-
ring circus? Not quite. It's the group of people
responsible for the university's funding — the board
of governors.
As the senior governing body of university financing, the bleak business related to issues such as
drastic student fee increases and reduced government
funding levels must be addressed by the board.
Specifically it approves recommendations from the
senate and administration and makes decisions on
budgets, tuition fees, hiring and building projects.
The board is chaired by lawyer David Mclean.
The board, which includes two student members,
also acts as a public relations body between the
university and the general public and the government. The government is one of the main topics of
discussion in board these days.
UBC chancellor J. V. Clyne, a board member, says
the board is in continual communication with the
provincial government on UBC's funding problems.
"Our great trouble is that under the Universities
Act, the board of governors may not incur a deficit.
Therefore we must live within our means."
Student board representatives can be effective in
helping to handle the university's financial crisis, says
Clyne. "Recently the student members of the board
have done very well indeed," he says.
One current student board member, Margaret
Copping, said the board is no longer talking about
issues such as cutbacks and accessibility in theoretical
terms. "Board members are actually going to deal
with real questions."
She says board members differ in their views on
cutbacks. "There are some people on the board who
believe the budget cuts will benefit UBC if we do it
right. I think the university is going to suffer from
budget cuts no matter what."
The role of the student board representative is to
consider questions such as how cutbacks can be implemented and to present alternative ideas in board
other than "running a university as a business," says
But she stresses the need for the student representative to do all the necessary "homework" for the
board which involves hours of studying the existing
university calendar so the ramifications of changes
can be understood.
For the first two months listening is the most important task of the student representative — especially to items related to budgets. Copping says courage
may also be built up during this time.
acts on his recommendations. These
include negotiations with the faculty and unions, which programs,
departments and faculties get funding and how much, approve construction of all facUities, set your
tuition fees, housing fees, Universi-
ty  student   aid,   etc.   The  scope   of
issues that the Board deals with is so
broad that items such as the
bookstore or food services are often
just quickly glanced at.
Therefore, the two people you
elect as your board reps are extremely important because they
know the details of the campus and
have the time to work with the administration. With the shortfall requiring $18 million worth of cuts
and fees increase these details and
concerns, which mostly affect
students, will be very important.
I urge you all to vote, and support whoever you elect. The existence of your program may be at
stake this time.
Dove Frank
In typical rebellious fashion, I
won't be answering the two catch 22
questions that The Ubyssey wants
answered. Instead, it is probably
more beneficial, especially for
students new to the campus, to give
some of my views about the board
after my one year membership.
The board is usually described as
the "highest financial decision
making body on the campus,"
However, that doesn't even begin to
touch on the influence, potential or
otherwise, that this group of 15
people has. They hired and can fire
the administration president,
George Pedersen, and the board
Don Holubitsky
Board decisions are crucial to the
nature, purpose and quality of education at UBC. This has never been
more true than in this coming year,
when our university is faced with a
budget shortfall of $18 million. The
board deals with all financial mat-
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ters: tuition fees, faculty budgets,
student aid, facilities and services
— all the things that affect you as
I see my role on the board as ensuring that all decisions are made
with student input, that student
concerns are effectively and persuasively presented, and that students are kept informed on relevant
The attitude of the provincial
government is immaterial at present, because the situation affecting
the university is immediate. Attitudes take time to change, although
this is a desirable long-term goal.
Accessibility to university is limited, especially for students from
outside the Lower Mainland. The
overall university participation rate
in B.C. is the second lowest in Canada. The vast majority of students
at UBC come from the Lower
Mainland where the participation
rate is double that of the rest of the
province. Increasing tuition fees
and decreasing availability of summer employment and student aid
will also lower accessibility.
As a board rep, I would work for
an expanded university bursary program, for revision of the provincial
student aid guidelines, and for the
establishment of regional participation incentives.
ernors is accountability. The representative is elected by the students
and he/she must ensure their representation. As one member of a 15
member board, it is imperative that
the student body's views are clearly
expressed on all matters. Therefore,
the student representative must
communicate, update and consult
with the student body on a continuous basis. With a record enrolment
of 28,317 students and an estimated
$18 million deficit, the student representative should be someone who
is easily accessible to all students
and has the tenacity to ensure our
voice is heard.
It is my opinion that all people
who want to pursue higher education should be allowed to do so.
This can only happen if students,
faculty and administration work together in a combined, responsible
effort in conjunction with the provincial government to ensure that
higher education is not only available to those who can afford it. If
student fees are to increase, then a
responsible, gradual plan should be
developed so that the doors of the
university will remain open to all
students. Students must play a vital
role in the decision-making process
on how the budget for the university will be spent.
Steve Sorko
My name is Steve Sorko, candi-
DOUO, LOW date for the board of governors,
The key to the role of the student and I am currently enrolled in 3rd
representative on the Board of Gov- year arts, majoring in British Im
perial History. I am a past and present member of several Alma Mater
Society clubs, as well as being the
president of the Vancouver Travel
and Adventure Club (UBC), a recently formed club on campus.
Past and present have seen me involved in various school and community organizations, including
several law reform groups. In 19801
was president of Carson Graham
student council in North Van and
sat on several community boards.
I have held summer positions
with the Ministry of Tourism as a
public relations officer, a position I
will be holding for Tourism in the
UK next summer. I was also heavily
involved in the travel industry.
This past summer I was a tour organizer and the B.C. youth chair
for the John Crosbie leadership
campaign. As well as all these involvements I belong to a rugby
club, play tennis and volleyball.
My past experience allows me to
be able to function in the Old Boy
system of the board. I feel without
gaining the respect of other board
members, students are not going to
get the representation they need..
Students must have a voice which
can articulate and voice their views.
I believe in cooperation rather than
Students have only two doors on
board; each voice must be independent of the other yet each must
be mature, intelligent, rational, and
able to negotiate controversial
We must work with the university, not against it. Constructive
criticism must be accompanied by
alternatives and new assessments. A
serious in-depth look must be taken
into where the cuts are to be allocated.
I believe we must stop complaining and start searching out solutions. If you believe in this, vote
Sorko on Jan. 9 to 10.
Mark Thompson
An immense challenge is facing
the students of UBC. With unprecedented budgetary cutbacks looming, the university administration
has decided on large tuition fee increases and possible cutbacks. I
would suggest several alternatives to
lessen the impact of funding cuts.
First, the university must operate
some of its services more efficiently.
Modernizing the registration procedure and making the bookstore
more efficient (there is no reason it
should not be able to charge less
than retail price and still make a
profit) without affecting students in
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Next, the university could ask the
federal government to apply legal
and moral sanctions on the provincial government to force it to pass
on withheld federal funding.
Finally, the Alma Mater Society
should consider setting up a loan or
bursary fund with its profits from
the Pit and the games room to aid
students hurt by potential fee increases instead of spending those
profits on unnecessary projects like
a cabin at Whistler. Other ways of
helping needy students might be
subsidized housing, improved daycare facilities, and an expansion of
the used-book store. There is no
reason the AMS should not have as
its prime objective the helping of
If elected, I would seek maximum
input from students and from all
campus groups affected and concerned by possible cutbacks. I
would, of course pass on these concerns to the Board of Governors.
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Advertisements say that Uncommon Valor was made by Paramount
Pictures, but the film actually appears to be a product of the
Ministry of Truth. The plot and
theme are, essentially, Vietnam.
But the history of Vietnam, the
war, the American involvement,
and the protests of millions of
Americans have gone down the
memory chute in favor of this new
Like most exercises in
doublethink, Uncommon Valor
relies on simplicity. Vietnam simply
becomes a war that the good old
American boys failed to win. And
to make the matter even worse,
some of the losers (good old
American boys) are still brutally
and unjustifiably being held
prisoner by the victors (Charlie,
gooks, slopes) in Southeast Asia.
Uncommon Valor
directed by Ted Kotcheff
starring Gene Hackman
playing at the Capitol Six
Enter colonel Jason Rhodes
(Gene Hackman), a retired military
man whose son Frank went missing
in action in Vietnam 11 years
before. It is now 1983, but Rhodes
is convinced his son and other
American boys are still alive and being held prisoner in Laos by people
who have no respect for defenders
of democracy.
Enter five men, real Men who
were buddies in the marines with
Frank. A few short but emotional
visits  from  colonel   Rhodes,  and
Real Men
aren't afraid
of the Viet Cong
they all vow to go back to Asia to
rescue him.
Enter Texas oil tycoon Hugh
MacGregor (Robert Stack) with his
piles of good old American money
just aching to finance the whole
operation. Sound too good to be
true? Remember — simplicity. It
turns out MacGregor also has a Son
missing in action in Vietnam who
also happened to be, golly!, a
marine Buddy of Frank and those
other five Men.
Enter Paramount Pictures'
rewrite department to give the
American viewing audience a revised version of Vietnam. Oh sure,
there's the mandatory mixed up vet
who is still haunted by memories of
the war, and the freaked out young
recruit Who has turned into a thirty-
ish suicidal psychotic. Aside from
turning real problems of the Vietnam war into mundane cliches, Uncommon Valor creates new ones of
its own.
It is never explained, but these
five tough Guys colonel Rhodes
rounds up just can't wait to have
another crack at those nasty Viet
Cong. The script was written by Joe
Gayton, but somewhere in the
bowels of Parmount's Hollywood
offices there probably lurks a struggling writer named Winston Smith
who wants to give America the
message that all healthy, self-
respecting, freedom-loving Vietnam
war veterans want nothing more out
of their remaining days than to go
back across 8,000 miles of ocean
and a decade of re-evaluation to
have a chance for a rematch with
Charlie. "I've been waiting 10 years
for this," says ex-helicopter pilot
turned hospital administrator Curtis Johnson.
And so, no doubt, has
Hollywood. It is 10 years since the
last American troops left Vietnam,
and given that Hollywood has provided serious examinations such as
The Deerhunter, Coming Home
and Apolalypse Now, the people
who work with celluloid truth have
apparently decided that America is
ten years older but still after Charlie
ready for a more positive, patriotic
version of Vietnam. Napalm? My
Lai? Saturation bombing? Pacification? Cambodia? Down the chute
with them, and let's get on with a
good '80s story of how a few good
old American boys can still show
those commies a thing or two.
Or in Blaster's (Reb Brown)
words, "All right you guys, come
and get it!" Pretty John Wayne-ish,
for sure, but what else is one to say
before blasting oneself and a dozen
or so V.C. to bits? All in a good
cause, of course.
Uncommon Valor hits a new extremity in ultra-rightwing filmmaking. There's plenty of action,
granted, but the sophistication of
its analysis is Ministry of Truthish.
But wait! Director Kotcheff can do
another, equally exciting remake.
There's this group of War of 1812
veterans, see, and they're sitting
around the old folks home in
Florida one day when they decide to
take one last revengeful shot at
those damn leftwing Canucks . . .
rounds up Buddies to rescue Son.
'Neo-environmental' artist
draws calmness from chaos
The rain has driven the unemployed and the down and out into
the Carnegie Centre on Main St.
There is coffee, noise and the steam
of soup. On the third floor a man
named Lalo hovers around 20 of his
artworks displayed in a foyer. It is
his first exhibition, and he already
finds himself exchanging blows
with a stranger. The point of contention is not art.
Carnegie Centre, 401 Main St.
Jan. 2-15
"I'm beginning to think art is not
for the masses. I came here to speak
to the people but they are in trouble
— I can't reach them," he says.
A South American Canadian citizen, Lalo is a self-styled "neo-en-
vironmentalist" who looks for universal symbols such as the tree of
life. In a world where we are "moved from sadness to bliss in seconds,
from laughter to rage in no time,"
Lalo tries to give expression to a
calmer, deeper experience.
But his exhibition has none of the
sophisticated professionalism and
the high prices of Granville Gallery
Road. To create his work Lalo has
recycled an old bed, salvaged a television box, and used cast-off sheets
from offset printing. He reminds
one of a friend of a friend, working
out of some backroom apartment,
an artist who might use oils if he
could afford them, and who stands
outside the mainstream of local art.
Lalo is a little zany and very soli
tary. He is fearless in his concept of
art: some of it is half-pointed, the
rest left in pencil. Others include
Bill Bennett popping out of an old
stereo; a solar system composed of
tennis balls constructed to show his
small daughter "where she was;"
and a current cartoon project of the
characters on Wreck Beach. "They
take their clothes off, but I try to
penetrate their minds," he smiles.
For a man whose artistic influence was his two years in the Andes
mountains as a child, Lalo might
find the urban depression surrounding him a little on the overpowering
side. But for someone coming in
out of the rain, a look at "Spring
Lady" with the clear expanse of
brilliant blue sky and green grass
below, might bring back memories
of a brighter day. Page 14
Friday, January 6,1984
Hortulani Musicaa: noon-hour classical
sounds with Erica Northcott and three others,
Jan. II, noon, recital hall.
Faculty Recital: music by Bach, Quantz and
others, Jan. 12, noon, recital hall. Purcell String Quartet: music of Pentland, Mozart and
Mendelssohn, Jan. 13, 8 p.m., recital hall.
Bill Runge Jazz Quintet: featuring the hot
saxophonist from Powder Blues, Jan. 10,
Classical Joint, 231 Carrall, 689-0667.
Paul Plimlay: a local vibes and pianist backed
by three progressive types, Jan. 13-14,
Classical Joint.
Sensible Shoes: former members of Dick
Twacy, Salute and the David Raven band,
Jan. 6-7, Town Pump.
The Grand Dominion Jazz Band: a special
Hot Jazz even with this hot dixie group, Jan.
6-7, Hot Jazz Club, 36 E. Broadway,
Genesis: Banks, Rutherford and Collins are
still together trying to re-define the state of art
rock, now with the use of funk rhythyms and
harsh Collins vocalizing, check them out, Jan.
9, Coliseum. VTC/CBO.
Rural Delivery: playing everything from
bluegrass to folk/rock arrangements of Rolling Stones' tunes, Jan. 13, Oddfellows Hall,
1720 Graveley.
Ganaral meeting, noon, Cham. 150.
Literature Table, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., SUB Concourse.
Singing and bible study, noon, SUB 213.
Club portrait for those who didn't show up last
time,   everyone  included,   noon,   International
House Lower Lobby.
Weekly   Development   Education   series,   this
-  week: Media Bias—How the Media Influences
Our Vision of Reelity, 7:30 p.m.,  International
House Upper Lounge.
Free the Five Forum—update and discussion on
the trial of the Five, noon, Buch. D3S2.
Weekly testimony meeting, everyone welcome,
1:30, SUB 215.
Small Group meeting, 7:30 p.m. Call 228-8564 or
224-4653 for more info.
Speed chess tournament,  trophy for winner,
noon, SUB 205.
Funniest man in Hollywood.
Ridge Theatre (16th and Arbutus, 738-6311)
Jan. 6: Android. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial, 253-5455) Jan. 9-10: Sons and Lovers,
7:30 p.m.: Women in Love, 9:25 p.m. Jan.
11-12: Strangers on a Train. 7:30 p.m.; Dial
M for Murder, 9:20 p.m. Jan. 13-15:
Notorious, 7:30 p.m.; North by Northwest.
9:30 pm.
Savoy Cinema (2321 Main, 872-2124) Jan.
6-8: Barry Lyndon, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9-10:
Black Orpheus. 7:30 p.m.; Bye Bye Brazil,
9:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12: Laurel and Hardy's
Laughing 20's, 7:30 p.m.; The Chaplin
Revue. 9:15 p.m. Join the Savoy Film Buff
Club for discounts.
Hollywood Theatre (3123 W. Broadway,
738-3211) Jan. 2-8: High Road to China.
9:25; Middle Age Crazy, 7:30 p.m.; Jan.
9-15; Breathless, 7:30 p.m.; The King of
Comedy, 9:30 p.m. Monday Madness seats:
Cinema 78 (SUB Auditorium, 228-3698) Jan.
9: The Birth of a Nation, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.
Tues. Tickets $2.
SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental
Conservation, 2150 Maple Street, 736-SPEC),
Jan. 14 Death of a Legend (Wolf Life
Cycles and Control); Garbage Ouroborus
(Recycling); A Crowded Wilderness
(Parks); Nuclear Power Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Pacific Cinematheque (1155 W. Georgia,
732-6119) Jan. 11: La Notte. 7:30 p.m. Jan.
12: Classical Art Under the Occupation
and the Liberation, 7:30 p.m.; Lumiere
D'Ete. 9:30 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest: A trivial
comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde,
Jan. 11-21, 8 p.m. Frederic Wood Theatre,
North Shore Live: spoof on live T.V. shows,
Dec. 30-Feb. 4, Mon.-Fri. 8p.m., Sat. 6and9
p.m., Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
Reflections on Crooked Walking: held over
to Jan. 14, Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m.. Sat. 6:30 and
9:30 p.m. Arts Club Theatre, 687-1644.
I Dol I Dol: musical comedy about marriage,
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 p.m., Sat. 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.
Arts Club Revue Theatre, 687-1644.
The   Dead   of Winter:   a  Gothic  Thriller,
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 p.m.. Sat. 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
Arts Club Seymour, 687-1644.
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Call 596-TRIM
Three Figurative Painters: Leonard Brett,
Collette French, Wendy Hamlin, Jan. 12-Feb.
5, Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88th Ave.,
596-1515/7461. More Than Meets the Eye:
The Life and Lore of Western Wildflowers,
Watercolours by Joan Ward-Harris, M.C.
Duthie Gallery, 776 Thurlow St. 689-4766.
Photography in Lousiana 1900-1980: Jan. 5
to Feb. 26, Presentation House, 333
Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver.
Museum Quality: presents purchases at the
Museum of Anthropology, to Jan. 15,
Rotunda, 6393 NW Marine Drive.
General meeting, noon, International House Upper Lounge.
Unicon '84 S.F. writer's, contests 10 a.m. to 10
p.m., SUB Ballroom, $2.
Barn Dance, 8:30 p.m.. International House Upper Lounge.
Worship service, 7 p.m., SUB 212.
Dance classes resume at usual times, SUB Ballroom and Partyroom.
General meeting, 7 p.m., SUB 213.
Generel meeting, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Executive meeting about reports on EISA, noon,
SUB 212A.
Important general meeting, noon, SUB 215.
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"Media Bias - How the Media Influences
our Vision of Reality"
CUSO's from Grenada will contrast their
experiences with the Media's portrayal of
recent events.
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Page 15
Silkwood exposes dangers of plutonium industry
Silkwood is a movie which will
haunt your daydreams and stalk
your nightmares.
It documents the true story of
Karen Silkwood, a plutonium plant
worker who dies in a mysterious car
accident while attempting to expose
work hazards and falsified
documents at her Oklahoma plant.
In an age where people's lives are
becoming hopelessly intertwined
with nuclear politics, Silkwood illuminates some of the hidden
hazards of the nuclear industry.
Karen Silkwood is played
brilliantly by Maryl Streep, in a
departure from her more solemn
roles in Kramer vs. Kramer and the
French Lieutenant's Woman.
Silkwood is a wild but lovable
young woman who shares a house
with her mechanic boyfriend (Kurt
Russell) and her weird friend Dolly
(Cher) who ironically takes up with
a funeral home cosmetician. Like
the working class existence of
others in the midwest, their lives
revolve around working at a nearby
plutonium plant which makes fuel
rods for nuclear reactors.
Silkwood is characterized as a
flaky, wigged out woman who will
brilliant as Karen Silkwood
.'s sax appeal
not Coltrane—cloned
Consistent with the arrival of
1984, much of today's music has a
cold, dark and inhuman nature.
Like George Orwell's vision of a
society whose inhabitants are electronically monitored, the music of
1984 is drowning in a wave of electronic gadgetry that leaves little
room for expression of human feeling or sensitivity.
This trend is not limited to the
rock genre. Jazz musicians are also
depending more on electronics — as
evidenced by former pure acoustic
jazz artists like Herbie Hancock.
Hancock's most recent recording,
Future Shock, is a hollow example
of techno-funk that bears little
resemblance to jazz.
With this electronic music playing constantly on the radio and in
the clubs, it is refreshing to hear a
performance where the artists do
not try to hide behind their synthesizers, providing instead honest
and uncluttered music.
The Classical Joint in Gastown
provided the intimate setting for a
Tuesday concert featuring the New
York-based saxophonist and
flautist, Dave Liebman. Liebman
does not need fancy electronics to
communicate this music. He relies
only on his incredible technique and
his well-develdped feel for jazz
playing. His only electronic aid was
a simple microphone.
Concentrating on soprano sax,
Liebman demonstrated his ability
before a packed house with tunes
ranging from slightly altered standard jazz charts to unique original
compositions. Playing in the tiny
candle-lit cafe, he was totally exposed to the listeners who sat only inches from the musicians. What they
heard from Liebman and his accompanying quartet was complex
music full of original melodic and
improvisational ideas.
Liebman developed some of his
ideas during his tenure with some of
the more progressive modern jazz
musicians like Miles Davis and
Elvin Jones. But Liebman made his
name with his own group, Lookout
Farm. The group's mid-seventies
recordings on the European record
label ECM are memorable because
of the high levels of intensity and
emotion reached by the musicians.
Liebman transmitted this intensity throughout this Tuesday performance. On the John Coltrane tune
Bessie's Blues, he stayed out of a
traditional eight bar blues structure
by changing the chord structure and
adding the appropriate atonal notes
which made one think Coltrane
himself was playing it.
Liebman is not trapped in a syndrome many saxophonists find
themselves in after hearing Coltrane
— probably the most influential
jazz musician of the sixties. Liebman manages to forge his own tense
and energetic style. He is definitely
not a Coltrane clone.
Mike Zilber, accompanying Liebman on tenor saxophone, is also
endeavoring to create his own style
outside Coltrane's shadow. He is
not quite there, but watch for his
creative playing in the future.
Zilber was especially impressive
on the tune dedicated to Pablo
Picasso. He developed a strong interplay with Liebman during the
long passages of improvisation.
The other standout in the group
was pianist Renie Rosnes. She kept
up with the furious pace set by
Liebman and provided intelligent,
harmonically creative solos. She
complemented Liebman's unpredictable playing with a very compatible
approach to the music.
sleep with anybody. Her craziness
captures the audience's interest, but
detracts from the more serious
political message of the movie. Her
roomates are also depicted as unsettled youngsters who haven't yet
found their niche is life.
But as incredulous as the
characters first appear, they fully
command the audience's sympathies and emotions by the end of
the   movie.    When    Silkwood's
directed by Mike Nichols
starring Meryl Streep playing at
the Vancouver Centre.
house is found to be contaminated
with plutonium, the movie focuses
less on the characters' flippant
lifestyles and concentrates more
realistically on their fears and their
Although Silkwood tends to portray working class people as irresponsible kooks, it does manage
'to illustrate the importance of
unions. Silkwood's union dispells
the myth that there are tolerable
levels of radiation exposure and
gives the workers some clout in
their   on-going   struggle   against
management. But it must constantly deal with workers who feel that
the union's outspokeness is endangering their jobs — people who
are so worried about making a living that the lack of safety in their
workplace is only of secondary importance.
Silkwood forces people to
acknowledge the dangers of the
nuclear industry. Safety precautions at the Oklahoma plant are obviously insufficient and the painful
scrubbing workers receive when
they get "cooked" (exposed to
radiation) clearly serve only to
reassure the contaminated worker.
Silkwood witnesses her boss 'fixing*
'pictures of defective fuel rods with
(pen marks, — defects which could
lead to radiation leaks.
And a co-worker's descriptions
of her daughter who is dying of
cancer are a subtle but scary
reminder of the latent effects of
radiation exposure.
Even so, Silkwood could easily
have made a stronger political statement. Perhaps its producers were
thwarted by lawsuits filed during
the movie's production by Kerr
McGee, owners of the plant the real
Karen Silkwood worked at.
TV spoofed on North Shore
Standup comedian nuns, television spoofs, enormously fat thighs,
decrepit old people, gay male figure
skaters, people dressed as tomatoes,
Jaws, and many other bizarre
costumes, are all part of the
tackiest, wackiest show in town,
North Shore Live.
North Shore Live
By Tom Wood, Nicola Cavendish
and Bob Baker
Directed by Bob Baker
At the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre until Feb. 4
North Shore Live is an original
production by three Vancouver
actor-writers, Tom Wood, Nicola
Cavendish and Bob Baker. First
produced in 1981, the show was acclaimed as witty and innovative. It
has been revived to be taken on tour
across Western Canada as far as the
National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Essentially, North Shore Live is a
series of skits and short scenes parodying the medium of television,
and live TV shows in particular.
The program is set up to look like a
TV guide, with one spoof following
the other in rapid-fire succession. A
suspenseful plotline threads its way
through, but the main emphasis is
on comic characterization. We meet
all the members of an "alternative"
television station, C.A.T.S., from
the dope-smoking sound man to the
ogling, leering producer. Although
there are only two actors, each
plays dozens of characters who appear and disappear with mind-
boggling speed.
With three video monitors in con
stant use on stage, a revolving inner
stage, and dozens of costume, light
and sound cues, the production is a
strenuous challenge to both the acting cast and the technical crew. But
the myriad technical effects go off
without a hitch and performers
Tom Wood and Nicola Cavendish
are absolutely dazzling throughout.
Wherever their material ran thin
(which it did in places) their high-
energy delivery made up for stale
jokes and off-color humor.
North Shore Live is neither high
art nor sublime humor. It is as
coarse, flashy, energetic and entertaining as television. For people
who never watch the tube, and are
.never exposed to the world of
hemorrhoids and panty liner commercials, this show can be safely
missed. For the rest of you — tune
in to North Shore Live.
dish out wacky television satire. Page 16
Friday, January 6, 1984
Petition protests the doubling of UBC tuition fees
By VICTOR WONG three years.
Students are rallying to oppose A petition opposing the increase
the   administration's   proposal   to will be presented to the board of
double tuition fees over the next governors Jan. 19 when a decision
Senators should ...
From page 9
traduction of enrolment restrictions
or the elimination of entire programs; however this is a lesser evil
than the attempt to maintain all
programs, and the current enrolment, but with reduced standards.
This type of cut will have to be
made in all faculties in order to-
From page 9
whole new attitude and the senate
has to address it."
Another major issue facing
senate is dealing with cutbacks, says
Rahme. Related to this issue is the
subject of breadth requirements,
which if implemented would give
students a broader education,
something quickly disappearing in
the face of cutbacks.
Rahme says it is important for
student senators to regularly attend
the various senate meetings where
these issues are discussed. "You'd
be surprised how many don't go to
meetings," she says. Student
senators should also talk to as many
students as possible to adequately
represent their interests, says
The university's precarious financial situation has made the business
coming before senate more important than ever, says Rahme. "Every
year in senate is going to be crucial
from here on."
maintain the current balance between the arts and sciences and the
professional faculties.
The student senator should work
to ensure that student concerns are
presented to and addressed by the
senate. Another very important role
is to ensure that the students are informed about the issues before the
senate and how they are affected by
The student senator should also
cooperate with other student representatives at the faculty and departmental levels. In the case of
graduate studies this cooperation
will occur through the academic
committee of the graduate student
The student senator should work
in conjunction with and not in opposition to the other members of
the senate in order to be effective on
the senate.
on the tuition increase will be made.
UBC chancellor J. V. Clyne
would not speculate on the effect
the petition might have on the
board's decision.
"Just how we are going to decide
this, I don't know," he said. "On
the one hand, it's obvious that some
students won't be able to afford the
increase. On the other hand, we
have to look at UBC's balance
sheet. We're not permitted to incur
a deficit under the Universities
The petition, which has been endorsed by'the Alma Mater Society,
states that "(the proposed tuition
increase) will undermine accessibility of university education and
force many valuable students away
from UBC."
Ruth Vincent, one of the petition's organizers, said she hoped a
majority of students would sign the
"We certainly think the petition
will be influential."
The financial aid office, however, has not received any inquiries
relating to the proposed increase.
According to assistant director Dan
Worseley, students are more con
cerned with meeting this year's financial demands. "Most students
are concerned with this year because they are accumulating large
debts due to student loans right
now," he said.
"We can't really predict how
many students would be applying
for aid because of the tuition increase," he said. "It's very difficult
to say what will happen."
Worseley said the number of stu
dents applying for loans will depend
on the new guidelines set by the
B.C. Student Assistance Program,
which are expected to be announced
in May. "Of course we will help as
many needy students as we can but
there are so many factors involved,
such as what the B.C. government
will do. It's anybody's guess whether the loan applications will increase; they stayed the same this
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