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Array VOLUME 76, ISSUE 25
ASK NOT WHAT THE AMS CAN DO FOR YOU
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AMS without budget since May 1993
by Patrick McGuire
The AMS has been taking out
full-page ads in The Ubyssey and
other campus publications that
read, " Know of any governments
these days that don't have a
deficit? AMS. Look no further."
Ironically, the AMS does not
have a budget for the May 1993 to
April 1994 period.
Council has approved
budgets from clubs and service
organizations. However, no
consolidated package exists
showing where the funds are going
or coming from.
"It's a very undemocratic
system," board of governors'
student representative Michael
Hughes said. "The budget
committee gives its
recommendations and the council
passes them with little or no
debate."
Few students are aware of
the problem. Third year human
kinetics student Kevin McKim
expressed surprise when informed
about the lack of a budget.
"Students should have access
to the AMS budget. It sounds like
mismanagement," McKim said.
Co-chair of the UBC NDP club
Dawn Lessoway said, "It's
ridiculous, the AMS hasn't done
last year's work, and they want to
get re-elected."
AMS bylaw 11 states that "the
budget should be prepared and
approved by the beginning of each
fiscal year...and published in the
first Ubyssey after approval by
council." The fiscal year began
May 1, 1993.
The budget is usually passed
in early fall, but has never been as
late as January, according to
Hughes.
The openness of the budget
committee itself has been called
into question. "Budget committee
meetings are difficult to attend
because there are often changes
in the time and place of the
meetings and they are not
mentioned to anyone outside the
committee," Hughes said.
AMS director of finance Dean
Leung declined to comment at
press time.
President asked to resign
by Sara Martin
"Students have lost faith in
the decisions of the president and
for this reason we are calling for
his resignation," said Monica
Schrafel, chair of the graduate
students' women's caucus.
On 16 December 1993
University of Victoria students'
society and the graduate students'
women's caucus asked university
president David Strong to step
down.
The two student
organizations said that Strong has
undermined efforts to deal with
harassment for women on campus
by not accepting the
recommendations made by the
university equity office.
"It is not the perception of the
students that president Strong
could overturn equity decisions,
and this is what he's done," Jenetta
Ozard chairperson of the UVic
students' society said.
A "chilly climate" committee
in the department of political
science was constituted by the
university to recommend how to
make the department more
supportive towards women.
However the department
would not accept the committee's
preliminary report because,
according to Ozard, it contained
information stating that "sexual
harassment had occured when
faculty had made unwanted
sexual advances at social
gatherings."
"The department couldn't
accept the preliminary report with
those sort of remarks in it," Ozard
said. "One would think that [the
department] would assume the
report would come back with a lot
of constructive criticism in it."
"Students submit themselves
to the equity process in good faith
that their concerns will be dealt
with by trained professionals, not
a unilateral decision of the
president. When is the university
going to start taking students'
experiences seriously?" Matt
Pollard, director of services of the
student society, said.
Microbes overlooked
"I am not buggy. I am not buggy"
STEVE SCALI PHOTO
by Tessa Moon and Steve Scali
The West East center for
microbial diversity takes off on 15
January 1994 in a research
mission to discover 1001 things to
do with invisible bugs.
Fondly called the "WE" Centre
(WEC), this collaborative venture
of UBC and the national university
of Singapore (NUS) offers novel
alternatives for everything from
environmental conservation to an
improved commercial and cultural
relationship with pacific rim
nations.
"Our ability [to] identify and
use microbes is in a pathetic state,"
said Julian Davies, head of the
UBC microbiology department
and the driving force of WEC.
Davies believes that a
tremendous resource has been
overlooked in microbes. "We're
surrounded by millions of living
things and we don't know what
they do... [or] what they can do for
us," he said.
For instance, WEC hopes to
produce environment-friendly
microbial agents to clean up oil
spills, organic and metallic wastes,
toxic residues, and air pollution.
"Bioremediation is a
buzzword today," Davies said.
"Microbes appeal to us because
[they] come from the environment.
We don't have to destroy
anything—all we need is a handful
of soil from here and there."
Microbes are also major
sources of pharmaceutical agents.
Davies pointed out that "only one
percent of microbes on the planet
have been isolated...when you
consider what you can do with
them, what can you do with those
we can't identify?"
Findings of the WEC are
expected to contribute to the
development of anticancer,
antibiotic, and antiviral agents,
as well as new energy sources and
safe pesticides.
UBC and the NUS are funding
the centre. Approximately 85
percent of the cash comes from
Singapore, while UBC provides
Davies with space and
administration. Initially, the WEC
will be located in a leased lab space
in Wesbrook Mall.
"We're looking for money,"
Davies said. "I'll take money from
anybody as long as I'm doing
something interesting and useful.
So many potential applications
could come from this."
As the research progresses,
Davies expects to be supported by
pharmaceutical corporations and
companies involved in
environmental cleanups. "It would
be nice to have some support from
oil companies but cleanups [seem]
a very small part of their interest,"
he added.
"It's possible that the paper
and pulp industry would be
interested."
The staff currently consists of
Davies and a technician. "I hope
to have six to eight people by the
end of the year as people come in
from Singapore to join the centre,"
Davies said.
He said that the "collaborative
research would benefit both us
and NUS, and provide a link
between Singapore, a Pacific Rim
country, and BC. [Singapore] has
no great strength in microbiology,
but have a very good group of
people working in cell biology." 2   THE UBYSSEY
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NEWS
THE UBYSSEY   3
PIRG question finds little opposition
by Graham Cook
PIRG.
That odd acronym will be
staring you in the face on the
ballots for the upcoming AMS
elections. It stands for public
interest research group, and a
group of UBC student activists
want you to dedicate two dollars
per year to setting one up here.
PIRGs were first established
in the US by consumer advocate
Ralph Nader. There are several in
Canada, including one at Simon
Fraser University in Burnaby.
The SFPIRG focuses on
environmental and social justice
issues. Marilyn Kynaston is on
staff at SFPIRG and said their
group has filled a void on campus.
"We started the first recycling
program at SFU in 1988. We found
one staff member and one student
from each department on campus
and started volunteer paper
recycling, which was then picked
up by the administration a year
later," Kynaston said.
SFPIRG then coordinated a
broader recycling program for
student residences and academic
offices, and has now embarked on
a large-scale composting project.
SFU campus waste has been
reduced by 29 percent since the
projects began, and will be cut by
a total of 50 percent by 1997, she
said.
"All these programs were
initiated by students. If we had
left things up to the administration
they never would have happened,
but now that we have set them up
the administration has accepted
them," Kynaston said.
"There's no way these proposals
would have gone forward without
PIRG."
The SFPIRG also coordinates
several "action groups" organized
around topics such as human
rights, Clayoquot and women's
looking for resources and we would  be  independence  and
hooked them up with the SFU resources.
women's centre which had a "If the AMS doesn't like a
support   group   for   disabled service organization you can have
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Rodney Snooks, a fifth year
unclassified student at UBC said
"PIRGs allow research projects to
be pursued that reflect views other
than those of the government and
corporations."
AMS councillor Jeff West,
another PIRG proponent, said the
sorts of projects a UBC PIRG
would establish would be totally
up to the students involved.
"PIRGs are fundamentally
non-partisan which means they
don't support political parties.
Because of the ways in which
PIRGs take their direction, the
interests of those active in local
issues are democratically
represented," West said.
He pointed to issues such as
waste disposal and the south
campus plan as possible topics of
research for a UBC PIRG.
Kynaston said PIRGs also
provide services beyond research,
such as connecting individuals to
groups--and groups to other
groups.
"We had a group of disabled
students who came into our office
women," she said.
West said a UBC PIRG would
help to coordinate the activities of
people currently active in groups
like the global development centre
and the student environment
centre. The difference, he said,
your office put away in the corner.
Independence is crucial. And if
the PIRG brings in $70,000 a year
that's much more than the
environment centre," he said.
While few have spoken out
against the PIRG referendum,
current AMS vice-president Janice
Boyle expressed concern over the
low amount of the fee the group is
asking for. She said the total
amount to be collected—about
$70,000-would not be enough to
do the things the PIRG people
want to do, and that the group will
be back asking for more funding
either through a future
referendum or from the AMS.
Despite having half the
student population, SFU's PIRG
operates with a budget of about
the same amount as the proposed
UBC PIRG. Kynaston said the
amount is enough to hire staff and
run an office effectively, although
a UBC PIRG "will probably have
to ask for more money eventually,
if only to keep up with inflation."
The referendum question that
will appear on the ballot and the
constitution of the proposed PIRG
are printed on pages 11 and 6,
respectively.
Noise is now prohibited
Somebody needs you
One of the referendum
questions attached to this year's
AMS elections is whether or not to
support an increase of one dollar
for world university services of
Canada (WUSC).
WUSC is a non-profit
organization which sponsors
refugees to study at UBC for one
school year. Currently each UBC
student pays a 50 cent compulsory
donation, levied from their AMS
fees so that a refugee can study at
UBC. This year's sponsor student
is an Ethiopian man who studies
plant sciences.
Traditionally, WUSC
sponsors two students at UBC
each year. However, with inflation
and tuition fee increases, they are
unable to pay for more than one
refugee.
The referendum question asks
if students will support an increase
from 50 cents to $1.50 so that
WUSC will once again be able to
support two students. Last year
the same question was asked in a
November 1992 referendum.
Although the referendum did not
meet quorum (ten percent of the
undergraduate population of
UBC), more than fifty percent of
the students who did vote said yes
to the referendum question.
Next year WUSC hopes to
sponsor and single mother and
her child.
by Kirsten Murphy
Christmas eve 1993 was the
day the music died for UBC parade
and parking lot attendants.
As of 24.December all audio
and video players were outlawed
from parking kiosks in response
to growing concern over patron
safety.
In a memo to all parking staff,
director of parking and security
John Smithman, wrote, "anything
that interferes with your hearing
and sight stops you from doing a
good job. Effective immediately:
all televisions, radios and tape
players are prohibited from all
parade and B-lot locations."
The memo follows less than a
dozen written and verbal
complaints from parking patrons
who claim attendants were not
providing adequate service.
Upon investigating the
complaints, Smithman discovered
electronic equipment which he
says "acted like barricades"
between the attendants and their
view of the parking area.
"I was shocked to see walls of
stereos and televisions," he says.
"It's their work place, not their
living room."
All attendants interviewed
agreed they keep an eye open for
suspicious activity and are
available to assist persons in
trouble, but question the reality of
acting as a one person security
force.
Hypocrisy in CFS executive
by Niva Chow
Canadian federation of
students BC chair Michael Johal
resigned this week, making
allegations of inconsistency and
hypocrisy in the CFS BC executive.
"There's a resistance to
change in the BC region.
Organizations need fresh ideas to
change and remain viable. Change
has been resisted and repressed,"
Johal said.
In his 11 December
resignation letter, Johal stated
that as of 7 January he would no
longer be the head of the BC
component of CFS "as a matter of
principle."
Johal said that CFS "needed
the kind of structural changes that
ensure a period in which our own
level of commitment and analysis
doesn't threaten to cripple it. We
are dealing with fragile egos and
they will react negatively to
anybody who is seen to be strong."
BC CFS treasurer Mihran
Keurdian argued that "the central
problem was [Johal's] unknowing
or unwillingness to acknowledge
the way [CFS] works. His vision of
leadership is where he would have
liked to have more influence and
power than his position allowed."
"Decisions to resign are never
easy and mine is no exception,"
Johal wrote.
"However, in an atmosphere
such has obviously existed for
many months in the BC component
of unprofessionalism, harassment,
vindictiveness, unbridled
ambition, ignorance, immaturity
and melodrama many difficulties
arise."
"I don't think that he can
indict the whole BC exec without
looking at his own behavior,"
women's liason officer Beth Hardy
said. "Michael had far more
responsibility for creating an
atmosphere of tension and
hostility but still it was
unfortunate that he chose to
leave."
As for the allegations of
harassment, Keurdian said there
are "problems with his perception.
He has a tendency to use the term
harassment very lightly, for him
to label anything disagreeable to
him as harassment."
Deputy chair for the national
CFS Jaimie McEvoy would not
deny the internal debate, but said
he did not know the specifics.
"It is unfortunate that
Michael didn't remain a part of
the discussion... I wish that he
would have stayed to try and solve
the problems that he felt were
there," he said.
UBC CFS campaign
supporter Jeffrey West stated that
"if Michael was willing to resign
over [the problems] then the
problems are probably warranted.
The conflicting principles for
Michael were too much for him to
stick around. I completely respect
his decision to resign."
As to whether or not CFS is
still a viable organization, Johal
responded that "it has potential. I
think that BC and Canada need
strong, vibrant student
movements. The challenge for the
CFS will be to become that."
"It's such a stupid decision,"
said a parade attendant who
requested anonymity. "I was hired
to collect money and oversee
operational order—I am not a
security guard."
Chad from B-l Lot is upset by
the way the new policy was
introduced.
"We had no warning," he said.
"They just came and took our stuff
over night."
Chad's TV and radio have been
returned, but he said a number of
tapes are still missing.
Marlin Ramazzini from B-3
lot is disappointed by the decision
but said she is learning to adapt.
"In the morning," Ramazzini
said, "there is a line up, I just open
my window a little wider and hope
the cars play something I like."
From Nirvana to Nana
Mouskouri, attendants catch
second hand sound waves from
passing cars.
Another attendant is believed
to have hooked up his own
television in a nearby car within
viewing distance.
When asked if small,
unobtrusive radios are permitted,
Smithman said no modifications
to the new policy are in place.
However, he encouraged
comments from attendants and
patrons which foreseeable may
give way to a more flexible policy.
No more toys.
KIRSTEN MURPHY PHOTO
»HOTFLASHHOTFI^SHHOTFIJfiHHOTFLASHHOTFLA^ •
, Celebration of Women Composers:
»        The UBC Women's Centre is sponsoring a benefit concert to
• raise money and awareness for the Postive Women's Network on
, Saturday 22 January at 8pm at the UBC Recital Hall. A wide
(Variety of music, from early to contemporary, will be performed by
• students of the UBC School of Music. The concert will include both
' solo and chamber repertoire including works by Hildegarde von
, Bingen, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Rebecca Clarke
i and Shulamit Ran. Admission is by donation. 4   THE UBYSSEY
AMS PROPAGANDA
FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
Know of any
governments these
days that don't have a deficit?
Look no further.
The Alma Mater Society Committee for Organizational Review and Planning (CORP) was
created in order to evaluate your student society. CORP is to propose improvements that will make the AMS a more effective organization and an even better
resource for the students of UBC. But we can't do it alone. We need to know what
you want to see from your student society, and what will best benefit your life at
UBC. Please stop by the CORP suggestion boxes on the SUB Concourse and drop off
your ideas, suggestions, complaints and/or opinions, or drop them off at the AMS
Executive Offices (SUB Room 238). Because, JFK notwithstanding, it's time to ask
what your Alma Mater Society can do for you.
Written submissions may be given to Terri Folsom, Administrative Assistant, SUB
Room 238. Oral submissions may be scheduled through
Randy Romero, Assistant to the President, SUB Room
256 or at 822-3972.
For more information, please contact Bill Dobie,
President, SUB Room 256 or at 822-3972.
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NEWS
THEUBYSSEY   5
Ban
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speaks out against sexism
Sylvia Bardon, graduate
student member of the chilly
climate committee, talked with.
The Ubyssey about her
experiences speaking out against
sexism and racism in the
university environment.
What have been your experiences
as a member of the chilly climate
committee since the release of the
preliminary report in March
1993?
Sylvia Bardon: There has been
ongoing pressure and hostility,
and attempts to interfere with
our progress. The eight tenured
male professors continue to
harass us and malign everything
about our character, our research,
our credibility, in much the same
vein that women's work has
always, for centuries, been
attacked.
Also, the McCarthyite
document has been circulated.
Warren Magnusson wrote
"Feminism, McCarthyism and
sexist fundamentalism," an
outrageous diatribe saying we're
all members of a cult, with our
prophet and our goddess etc. etc.,
full of harassing comments, and
names both Phyllis Foden and I
in it. He accuses Phyllis of having
false memory syndrome - you
know, "memory plays strange
tricks," and goes on to say
throughout the document that
we're too thin-skinned for a
university education.
Since that time, because two
women in the department have
been on sick-of-harassment leave,
of course one was the graduate
advisor who was replaced by one
of the men who was harassing us,
and he has tried to go into our
files, and prevent us from getting
e-mail accounts, tried to get an
incomplete grade put on our
permanent records because we
were taking a course with one of
the women now on sick-of-
harassment leave, when the dean
of graduate studies had agreed to
extend it indefinitely until we
could work out the situation for
grading, etc.
The reaction of the administration,
then, has been to fully support the
male professors.
Without a doubt. Everything's
been done. University letterhead,
university time, university
resources and we've been shut out
in the cold. The icy cold.
We've been in to see Dr. Sam
Scully, the vice president,
countless times, complaining of
what has been going on and
documenting the harassment. He
said he read the report three times,
we had letters on file to him asking
him to intervene because of the
McCarthyite document, yet he
wrote in a memo to the chilly
climate committee that he'd never
heard of any allegations of
harassment on the part of any
professors in the department of
political science.
Given the way the university
administration and the political
science department has treated the
report and the committee, and the
recent overturning of the decision
of the Equity Office by the
President, what message do you
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think UVic is sending out to
members of any group who
traditionally haven't had equal
access to education?
It's very clear—that the
reputations of white male tenured
professors must be protected at
all costs and equity policies are
nothing but smoke and mirrors.
Education is for the few.
Most definitely. And those who
are willing to fall in line with
their demands. There is no
academic freedom for women or
members of any other oppressed
groups.
So the term "academic freedom"
gets manipulated to the advantage
of the existing academics.
Exactly. You only have to look at
the divergent responses to
research that's either pro-status
quo—that is, racist and sexist—
compared to research that is
actually aimed at undermining
discrimination.
One example is the difference
between the way the UWO
[University of Western Ontario]
chilly climate report was
responded to by president
Pedersen and the way he
responded to the Rushton study,
the one that ranked order of
intelligence according to race. He
supported that in the name of
academic freedom yet when the
chilly climate report came out he
attacked it as a McCarthyite
assault on academic freedom.
Do you have any final comments?
This has taken up my whole life
for so long, but eventually it's
going to end. We're not going to
stop fighting for equal rights to
education. That's basically what
it's about.
Controversial prof retires
Freezing at UVic
by Tanya Battersby
In the summer of 1992, the
University of Victoria political
science department formed an all-
women committee to investigate
how to make the department more
supportive towards women and
were asked to report back to the
department with thier findings.
The "chilly climate
committee" was comprised of five
students and a faculty member.
The group released a preliminary
report in March 1993.
The report contained
documentation of women students'
experiences of sexism and a
number of recommendations
regarding class content, teaching,
funding, hiring and sexual
harassment. It also recommended
that a permanent committee be
established to address ongoing
concerns about the environment
for women in the department.
In the report, it was noted
that "women who organize against
discrimination are often targets
of further discrimination. It is
therefore the responsibility of the
department to be fully conscious
of this dynamic as it attends to the
following report."
The observation was a
foreshadowing of the backlash that
was to hit the committee in the
months to come.
The initial response of the
political science department to the
report was to attack the credibility
of the members of the committee.
They were questioned by faculty
members in the department on
their ability to represent women
students, pressured to provide
names pertaining to specific
instances of discrimination and
harassment, and threatened that
they would be sued for libel.
On 8 April 1993 committee
member Somer Brodribb received
a letter. Beneath the University
of Victoria official letterhead, the
eight tenured male professors of
the political science department
stated, "it is our belief that there
have been no incidents
whatsoever of the behaviours
described."
The professors responded to
the chilly climate committee's
documentation of sexism and
racism by demanding an apology,
saying "unfounded assertions...
are so obviously damaging to our
reputations that it is necessary
for us to ask you to provide us
with an unqualified repudiation
of them."
Since that time, the
administration of UVic has failed
to intervene on behalf of the chilly
climate committee despite urgent
requests to do so. The findings of
a further administration-
appointed review committee,
which supported the original
report, was disregarded.
Currently another
university-appointed committee,
the Berger-Bilson Committee, is
reviewing the environment in the
Political Science department yet
again. Their report was due in the
late fall and has not yet been
released.
TORONTO (CUP) — University
of New Brunswick professor Matin
Yaqzan has resigned from his
teaching position after national
controversy over his published
views on campus date rape.
His opinions appeared in the
UNB student newspaper, and led
to his suspension from the faculty
last November.
"The matter is dead. Professor
Yaqzan is now a retired member
of the faculty," administration
spokesperson Susan Montague
said.
An assistant professor of
mathematics at UNB, Yaqzan
retirement took effect on the first
of January.
The professor had been
suspended for two months, but
was recently reinstated. He had
been expected to resume teaching
when UNB classes resume on 10
February.
In a prepared statement, the
UNB teachers' association and
administration said Yaqzan had
"exercised an early retirement
option available to him."
"No further investigation of
any kind is contemplated" by UNB
administration, Montague said.
Montague said new
instructors had been found to
teach Yaqzan's math classes. She
declined to comment further on
the settlement.
The severance package may
include a period of retirement with
full pay as well as a pension.
Teachers' association president
Jack Vanderlinde said professors
with 27 years of service, such as
Yaqzan, would be eligible for a
full pension worth just over half
of their current salary.
Yaqzan's salary in his final
year of teaching was roughly
$60,000.
Vanderlinde stressed that
Yaqzan was not pushed into
retirement.
"It was an option that was
available to him. It was his choice."
In the article, Yaqzan said
college women as well as men bore
blame if they were sexually
assaulted by acquaintances.
"When a boy invites a girl to
his bedroom, especially after
meeting her for the first time, she
should consider it as an invitation
for sexual intercourse," he wrote.
Following the article, the
student council demanded
Yaqzan's resignation.
University vice-president
Tom Traves suspended Yaqzan
from teaching when the article
first appeared last November, but
that suspension was retracted a
week later when university
lawyers decided UNB did not have
the legal authority to suspend the
professor.
Despite being opposed to the
ruling, Yaqzan agreed not to
resume teaching for the remainder
of the term.
Yaqzan has refused to
comment on his opinion piece since
its publishing. 6   THE UBYSSEY
AMS ELECTIONS
FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
CONSTITUTION OF THE PROPOSED
UBC PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH
GROUP
I. CONSTITUTION
l.Name
The name of the Society is the
UBC Public Interest Research
Group Society (UBC PIRG).
2.Purposes
(1) The purpose of the Society is to
bring together students, staff, faculty and other members of the
University of British Columbia
community, as well as members
from the wider community in order
to organize around issues of public
interest, which the Society understands to be social justice and environmental issues.
(2)Specifically the Society shall:
(a) promote and conduct research
on issues of public interest and
concern;
(b) aid in the education of Society
members and the public at large
about issues of public interest;
(c)promote and undertake appropriate citizen action;
(d)supportthe development of and
co-operate with other PIRG's as
the occasion arises;
(3)In all of its activities, the Society shall not discriminate against
any person(s) on the basis of gender, race, religion, citizenship,
place of origin, marital status,
age,creed, colour, sexual
orientation.political and/or religious views and/or activity, appearance, or physical or mental
ability.
3.Dissolution
In the event of winding up or dissolution of the Society ,funds and assets remaining after the satisfaction of its debts and liabilities shall
be used solely for the establishment and maintenance of a scholarship and bursary fund to provide
assistance to students enrolled at
the University of British Columbia
as directed by the Board of Directors of the Society at the time of
dissolution. Criteria for awarding
such scholarships and bursaries
shall be determined by three Board
of Directors of the Society at the
time of dissolution.
4.Nature of the Organization
The Society shall be non-partisan.
Its Purposes shall be carried out
without purpose of gain for its
members and any profits or other
accretions to the Society shall be
used for promoting its Purposes.
5.Alterability of the Constitution
Sections 3,4 and 5 of this Constitution shall be unalterable in accordance with Section 22 of the Society Act
BYLAWS ON PAGE 11
SPECIAL ELECTION ISSUE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. PIRG constitution and external affairs candidates - page 6
2. director of administration
and board of governors candidates - page 7
3. senate candidates — page 8
4. president candidates - page 9
5. vice president and director of
finance candidates - page 10
6. PIRG bylaws - page 11
Questions for Coordinator of External Affairs
1) What does the job of coordinator of External Affairs entail?
2) Will you spend more or less time than the current coordinator lobbying provincial and federal governments on
educational issues?
3) Rising tuition, cuts in student loans and the lack of student employment are making it even more difficult for many
students to come to UBC. What will you do to make the school more accessible?
4) If you had to give UBC President Strangway a grade for his performance this year, what would it be and why?
5)PIease identify the following:
a)    Dan Miller [provincial Minister for Labour, Skills, and Training with responsibility for post-secondary education
issues]
b)
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d)
Lloyd Axworthy [federal Minister of Social Services, responsible for post-secondary education]
Steve Crombie [Media Relations officer for UBC]
Marsha Trew fhead of UBC Women's students office]	
ALANNAH NEW SMALL -- EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Alannah New-
Small, candidate
for External Affairs
1) The position
entails keeping
track of the provincial and federal ministries,
what the policies
are, preparing
briefs for any
submissions at
the provincial and federal ministries.
It also apparently entails organizing
homecoming, and recently it seems to
include being in charge of the non-
traditional student organization. I'd
like to see it expanded to being a voice
to the outside world, to pressure for
instance BC Transit to have better
service to UBC, maybe working with
the environment committee.
2) I dont know exactly how much time
Carole Forsythe has been spending on
this but I would hope to spend more.
3) I think things like the non-traditional students association are a good
thing. One thing that has been bothering me is the bookstore. The fact that
it's a for-profit organization bothers
me. Either the AMS should run it internally for students or it should be a
non-profit organization.
We should also look at membership in CFS [the Canadian Federation
of Students], so we can be part of a
national lobby group at the federal
level to lobby for lower tuition fees, as
well as at a provincial level, and especially now because with the Liberal
government probably making cuts in
transfer payments we should pressure
the provincial government to not take
too much from higher education.
The AMS should have some kind
of daycare at as low as possible a fee to
make it easier for single parents to
attend school.
4) D. Very low. I'm not impressed with
the number of cuts that have been
made, especially in the Arts faculty. I
could not get any of theEnglishclasses
I wanted to, Fm in second year, because so many of them were cut. His
whole agenda of clearcutting the
campus to put up new building when
the old buildings are falling apart,
with all the classes being cut, I think
it's just crazy.
5) a) The provincial minister of labour,
skills and training, the former forest
minister.
b) Federal minister of revenue
c) don't know
d) dont know
SOPHIA LEE - EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sophia Lee - coordinator of external
affairs
1. It depends because external is so
broad, you could go from any
level, from the very bottom
level of inside the AMS to
facilitating the needs of students, includlNG lobbying
for students on behalf of
students against the provincial and federal government for fundamental issues such as student loans
and tuition hikes.
2.You would have to spend
more time because education right now has been cut down so
much that the government has felt
that it is not a priority for students
anymore. Advanced education no
longer exists to represent the needs of
post secondary students instead there
labor, meaning that post secondary
issues are at the very bottom of their
priorities
3.Well first there has to be
restructuring within the
AMS itself. A lot of students
don't know what the AMS is
about and until then there
is not going to be student
involvement. Once we get
that happening through, a
lot of people put down corp
because they donT know
what it is but that committee has been long over due
because no one has taken a
look at the AMS structure and no one
has done anything about it. But if we
fix it from that level then we can
address student issues; like the expansion of Job Link because student
unemployment is a big issue. Stu-
is the ministry of skills training and     dents cant find jobs all year round.
Student loans — what you get and
what the government feels you deserve don't meet the realities of being
a student.
4. If it was for ceremonial duties you
would give him an A. He's always
present. But when it comes to prioritizing education and students, such
as student services like safety, campus
lighting there has just been false
promises. There's a difference between
talking about them and implementing them. I would give him a C-.
5. a. Minister of skills training and
labour.
b.Minister for western economic diversification and as well as human
resources development,
c J dont know
d.I didntknow that was her last name
we just call her Marsha
SUNSHINE HANAN - EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sunshine Hanan, coordinator of external affairs
1. The coordinator of external affairs
has a very interesting position. They
are to deal with the university as well
as external people such as the provincial and federal government, and as
well they have some internal jobs.
For example, the student leadership
conference, being the chair of the
external affairs committee. I guess
that's probably about it, so, at least
that's all I can think of right now. Am
I allowed to go back?
2. That's hard to Bay because I dont
know how much time the current one
has spent. However, for me personally I have not seen any tangible
evidence of muchlobbying. Therefore,
I think that it is important because
obviously we're at university and
education is important.
3. Some of the things that I see are
trying to keep tuition lower, looking
at the student loan setup. I know that
the amount that people
who are on student loans
get is very low and very
difficult to live on unless
you're working part-time.
Probably very similar to
the same answer as everyone else, you know, as
much as I can do. If s one of
those things that I dont
really like to answer right
now because I dont know
what's there in front of me.
4. Another excellent question. I would
probably give him a C- or a D. I think
Strangwayisexcellentatcominginto
the picture when there's something
good or big. Getting bis face and name
out for the good things, turning of the
soil for the student recreation centre
and stuff. As for trying to communicate with him when there's an issue
on the floor, it sounds to me as though
if 8 very difficult to try and
get any time.
5. a) What are the other
ones?
b)I'm not all that great,
usually, with names until
I've met somebody.
c) I know him, because I've
met him. He's with UBC
reports as the personal relations person for the university.
d) I havent met her, but
she's with the women's students office, I believe. Like I say, I'm a name-
face person, I get your name and your
face. Usually it's ingrained in there
for most people it is. At least for a
couple of months.
LEAH COSTELLO ~ EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
CHARLIE CHO -- EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Charlie Cho candidate for Coordinator of External Affairs
1) I don't know. They sit on a
board and they do safewalk
things.
2) Much less.
3) I would set up more employment opportunities for people to
have work terms as well as education terms.
4) I would have to give him a D
because I haven't seen him
around very much.
5) a) Wasn'the aprovincial min-
Leah Costello, Coordinator of External Affairs
1. The job ofcoordinator entails
working with the federal and provincial governmentonissues such
as student loan reform, transportation, safety, and working with
other universities to find out information on issues. It is to open
the lines of communication and to
put together things into a cohesive
ister of forestry once?
b) Liberal federal candidate and
M.P. of course.
c) I don't know.
d) Wasn't she on the Brady
Bunch?
2. More. In the last couple of
years the coordinator has been
more internal due to the setup of
the organization. It needs to focus
more on the external with time.
3. To increases accessiblility—
I think that the student loan
system is too bureaucratic. It
doesn't deal with the individual
needs of students. I think that
student loans have to look at the
specifics of the students.
4. I would have to divide
Strangway's grades into two. He
has done very well on funding. He
has also taken UBC internationally and I would give him a B.
Internally I would have to give
him lower—a C.
5. Dan Miller, the new minister
for skills training and labour. It
was formally the ministry of advanced education.
Lloyd Axworthy—I don't
know.
Steve Crombie—he is the
media relations officer for the
president's
office.
Marsha
Trew is the
director of
the women
students' office. FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
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among all these people whom you'd like to represent your needs as the executive on next year's AMS students' council. Read each person's
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spontaneous answers lie before you. Our theory here at the Ubyssey is vote now, vote often, in fact vote till it hurts or your ears bleed
Director of Administration
lWhat are your responsibilities as Director of Administration?
2)Should chubs be allowed to lobby for changes in the AMS?
3)What would you do if a club did not file its complete executive, membership and budget forms?
4)Critics have charged that SAC is inaccessible to most students. Do you think this is true? Would you
change it?
Board of Governor*
1) Should the university administration be responsible for housing and daycare on campus? If so,
how should they change their current policy?
2) What is the difference between the Senate and the Board of Governors?
3) Should the university be seeking closer ties with the business community?
4) What do you see as the most important issues facing the Board of Governors?
5) If you had to give a grade to David Strangway's performance over the past year, what would it
be and why?
JULIAHOEGLIN ~ DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION II MICHAEL HUGHES - BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Julia
Hoeglin,
director
of administration
1) Basically, a
liason between the
different
clubs in
the SUB, overseeing recycling and safety, different
clubs and renovations in the
SUB; organizing the renting of rooms and I guess,
also, giving input to other
programs the AMS sponsors.
2) Yeah, I think everyone
should have a chance; I
mean, thaf s basically what
the student government is
for—if s not just for elitist
people that go in, we need
more diversity so, sure clubs
shouldlobbyfor changes. Everyone should have the right
to speak their mind.
3) Uhhh, I would approach
them and give them a deadline if thaf s what the AMS'
policy is.
4) Well, it seems that the
AMS as a whole, or the executive as a whole setup; is,
you know, if s not really publicized what's going on, so a
lot of students don't really
know where their money is
going when they pay their
AMS fees they don't really
have any idea of what is going on, so it could be a good
thing to get students more
involved in what's happen-
ingat the university andthen
consider them having more
input—talking to the people
and then finding out what
they want, not just a small
group of people running this
university just for their own
political reasons but it should
show diversity of the university
5) Well, in the beginning, it
started out as a joke, we didnt
really know. We thoughtthat,
you know, everyone who always does this are all from
the science undergrad society, whatever. We thought it
was about time any student,
you know we didnt really
have great expectations, you
know, to make a point that
any student should be able to
run for this university, and
that it shouldn't just be an
elitist club that rules the show
and that we should all have
input and you know, maybe
then everyone wouldgetmore
out of it.
Michael Hughes candidate
Board of Governors
1)1 think that the government
has primary responsibility for
those areas; however, the government doesn't have enough
money to fund those properly.
Therefore, the university does
bear some responsibility to
provide affordable housing and
childcare, which we just don't
have. If we are going to have
these services at all, we have
to make them affordable.
Currently, their policy is to
break even
in these operations,
which
doesn't
leave any
room for
affbrdability
questions.
2) The Senate is basically    re
sponsible for academic matters—course changes and
things like that—and the
Board is primarily responsible
for governing the university.lt
is the final authority in everything except academic
matters.
3) Well, in some cases yes.
Most students are here be-
causethey want to learn skills
they can apply after they
graduate in their careers, and
often in those cases it is very
beneficial to them if there are
close ties with business so they
can go to co-op programs or
just learn about various businesses. But when it comes to
businesses settingthe agenda
for the university in terms of
new buildings or new programs, I think that we can't
let business drive the agenda
of the university.
4) Since the Board is responsible for setting fees, I think
the primary responsiblity is to
make sure that UBC can remain accessible on a financial
basis. I think that if we had the
best university in the world
here, as is desired in the
university's mission statement, but not everyone could
go here, that would not be desirable at all. We have to remember who the university is
for: the university is for the
people of this province, all the
people of this province, independent of their financial
means.
5.1 would say a B-. Thaf s sort
of unfair because I've been on
the Board for the last year and
the Board is sort of responsible
for David's performance in a
way. However, I think that at
this university the administration largely drives what's
going on, not the Board. I think
that the fact that this university is here primarily for students has been lost.
TIM  LO -- DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
ORVIN LAU -- BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Tim Lo, director of administration
1. One of the main responsi-
WutiesofDofAistochairthe
student administrative
commission. That oversees
the buildings, elections, art
gallery, security, and all the
other portfolios, especially
clubs. Also, another often
overlooked part of the portfolio is athletics on campus.
The DofAis part of the university athletic council, it sits
on the aquatic centre management committee, the
thunderbird winter sports
centre committee, and the
planningcommitteeforSRC.
Another part is the renovations of the building.
proper avenue for political
structure changes within the
ams. Everyone has the right
to vote on campus, and if they
want to change the political
structure, the easy way to do
it is to go to referendum and
ask the referendum question
like the PIRG did—collect
1000 signatures, go to council, and ask for change.
3. With the program I want to
implement next year on club
funding, that will no longer
be a problem. In order to have
some control on the club
funding program, we have to
know they're active, and the
only way we can know they're
active is if they file those three
things.
think we have a bad reputation just because of things
that happened in the past. I
know because I've been
there for four years, and in
those four years we've
lightened up a lot, we've
helped a lot of clubs now.
One of the changes I'm
looking to is to reduce the
number of SACies from ten
to eight, just to streamline
the portfolios just to make it
a smaller
number so
that clubs
will have
to deal
with a
smaller
number of
people.
2.1 dont think clubs are a   4. It has been argued, but I
Orvin Lau candidate for BoG
1) Yes, they should be responsible for daycare and housing.
With respect to housing, they
should change their policy such
that the burden of costs, such
that the revenues are not obtained from family housing.
Currently the department of
housing receives a disproportionate amount from family
housing than student housing.
With respect to daycare, it
should not be on a cost recovery
basis. The initial concept of
daycare is that students who
need it should be able to afford
it
2) The Senate is responsible for
the academic governance of the
university, therefore they control matters such as curriculum,
libraries, exams and academic
regulations. The BoG is responsible for the finances and
the management of the university. Therefore they deal
with matters such as housing, parking, safety, budget,
hiring and many other matters.
3) It is acceptable for the
university to be seeking some
ties with the business community, such that the university itself is not creating
an ivory tower. However in
doing so the university should
be wary that it does not
compromise itself to the interests of the business community. The interests of the
students, the faculty and the
staff at the university should
be paramount.
4) There are a number of
important issues. One is
safety with the problems in
counselling psychology and
the main library. Another is
finances. With shrinking
government grants and increasing costs. Another is
with physical infrastructure,
seeing
thatbuild-
ings are
deteriorating on
campus.
Teaching
quality is
another
important
issue, as
the university is
striving to be a research-intensive university.
5) I would say that David
Strangway deserves a P. There
are a number of things that
he's done well. He's brought in
a lot of money to the university, however there are things
he has not done well, such as
being confrontational with the
issues, not being open, and
demonstrating a sense of superiority and arrogance with
other members of the university.
CAREY AGNEW » DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION    RICHARD KWAN -- BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Carey Agnew director of
administration
1) The director of administration basically administers everything in the SUB
building. The D of A chairs
SAC, sits on almost 25 committees from the aquatic
management centre to the
Osbourne Gym development, the whole shebang.
The director of administration is also a liason between
SAC and council.
2) Most
definitely.
I'm very
supportive
of clubs.
When I
was clubs
commissioner in
91/92 I or
ganized the largest clubs days
that the AMS has ever had.
Fm a very strong supporter of
clubs, I think they should
have more powers in their
budget and more lobbying
power. Definitely.
3) Oh my God! The reality is
this happens, quite often
many years in a row. To be
honest not much happens.
4) To be totally honest, and it
goes against what everybody
else has campaignedfor, SAC
basically deals with the
screwups, the clubs that have
booked space and not shown
up, therefore denied other
clubs the use of that, clubs
that have totally gone into
debt, have no sense of organization or scheme or anything
like that... Could you ask me
the question again?
5)1 agree that it is true. One
thing that should be noticed
is that SAC doesnt have to
be accessible by most students. Most students should
be interested in what happens at council. SAC is basically set up for administration nitpicky things like executive lists, like membership lists, like club budgets.
Only really members of clubs
are interested in that. I
would like to see a friendlier
face put onSAC. Itshouldbe
more accessible and more
open. Many times Fve sat on
SAC and people have made
it seem cold and intimidating, if you dont know the
system you're shut out or
shunned, and thaf s not the
way to run the system, thaf s
not fair and that's not what
I would do if I was elected.
Richard
Kwan -
Board of
Governors Candidate
1. I think
the
daycare
system at
Acadia
should be
reverted back to management by the staff there. Right
now it's union and the costs
are going sky-high right now.
Tochange alight bulb it costs
millions of bucks. I think
housing should be more affordable. The new
Thunderbird residence is going to cost students nine
hundred bucks a month for a
double room and five hundred and fifty dollars for a
single room.
2. The senate deals with aca
demic decisions, financial or
non-financial. The Board of
Governors deals with the financial situation of the
whole university. On the
Board, the two student representatives are generally
out-voted by the eight corporate members and
Strangway. Thafswhywe
have tuition increases, faculty cuts and deteriorating
classrooms in the middle of
a construction frenzy.
3. DavidStrangwayrecently
raised two hundred and
sixty-two million from the
business community to fund
the start-up of many buildings and chairs to be built
and instituted in the future.
This means that the money
will go to the start-up of
buildings and operating
costs will come from the university budget. I dont think
that public tax dollars should
be paying for corporate re
search which these buildings
will be doing for the corporations.
4. With over 2,000 incidents
last year, personal safety
should be addressed. One
option wouldbe to have lights
equipped to call security to
that location. Another option would be to have free
parking after 6:00 at night.
Also, when MacLeans ranks
UBC fourteenth in third and
fourth year class sizes and
thirteenth in funding for
student services, I think that
something needs to be done;
afterall, thisrankingisoutof
fifteen schools.
5. I would give him an A for
ramrrriiTgrns policies through
everyone at the university. I
would give him a D for faculty cuts, tuition increases,
deteriorating classrooms,
and commercial development
of the south campus. 8   THE UBYSSEY
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FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
Senate
1) What do you see as the most important issues facing the Senate?
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4) Are universities too liberal or too conservative in their academic thinking?
5) Do you support feminist teaching principles on campus?
JAN KING - SENATE
Jan King, senate
1) There are three main issues on this campaign. The
first is the campus safety issue. I have two sisters who
walk around campus so this
issue is close to home. The
second is the lack of school
identity. There is a large
population of transient students and there is a large
amount of Asian students. I
would like to get some of the
asian clubs on campus to interact with the other clubs.
The third and most important
is to reduce the cost of going to
school because jobs are just
too hard to find.
2) I am not sure what that
means because I am not in
Arts or Science, I am a Phys
Ed student and am planning
to have a Business or History
minor. That is a problem with
the council. Arts and Science
are always well represented
while the other faculties are
not and they have suffered for
itThelackofabuilduigforthe
Human Kinetics Faculty is a
good example of that
3) The Senate deals with questions of arbitration in a system
of different subcommitees and
deals with curiculum and the
calendar. Whereas BoG deals
with the entire administration,
finances and so on.I was going
to run for Board of Governors
but Michael Hughes and
Norman Lau are running and
they did a good job last year,
especially Michael who organized the rally against fee in-
4) Without a doubt too conservative. I have a lot of friends
who went to school and are
now in their thirties and forties. Their time at school
seemed much more interest
ing. What
we have today, is a lot
of people
complaining about
things, but
not a lot of
people doing anything about
it. That is
why school
spirit    is
something that can help individuals and groups get together.
5) I have no objection to them.
I think that they are helpful in
addressing a large problem.
I've always had a large female
influence from my family two
sisters and a mom. I've been
raised believing that women
are equal. It helps to let people
know that there is a large imbalance.
LICA CHUI - SENATE
LicaChud, Senate
1) I think if s mainly teaching, to get teaching back to a
priority. There have been
committees for the environment of teaching, but not for
teaching itself. There are still
profs out there who cant
teach, after all they didnt go
to teachers college. There are
also TAs whose weakness is
teaching.
Second
would be
safety on
campus
and equality for
women.
2) Yes, I
would sup
port supplemental. I did
support that when it went to
the faculty of science. I think
it went the other way though.
Students sometimes need a
break, and supplemental, if
they cant pass a course in
the first place they won't pass
the supplemental, but if
something happened like
they weren't prepared in the
morning, a supplemental
would help them.
3) The Senate is to do with
all academic governance,
whiletheBoGhasmoretodo
with financial administration. Senate can only make
recommendations to BoG
and BoG accepts or rejects
them. Senate cant deal with
financial compensation and
rewards for faculty.
4) I think they would be conservative. This university in
particular, David
Strangway's priority seems
to be graduate research work.
That itself is what industry
outside promotes. There's not
much support for liberal arts
such as fine arts and performance.
5) To be honest I haven't really heard or seen any feminist teaching, so I dont think
I can comment on that. I think
the lecturers who lecture on
feminist issues, if if s really
radical, if if s biased I don't
think it has a place on campus.
CHRIS WRIGHT -- EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
JIM BORITZ - SENATE
Jim Boritz, Senate
1) Thaf s tough for me to answer because I'm not currently
a Senator and I assume that, if
I were elected to Senate, in the
course of a few months I'd be
able to determine what those
issues are.
2) I'm not familiar with the
term "supplementary exam",
so, once again it is difficult for
me to answer. There's a related
issue called challenging for
credit, and that gives the student the ability in a sense to
claim that they know the material in a given course and
request an opportunity to write
an exam in that course, and if
they achieve a sufficient mark
they would get credit for that
course. In most first and second year courses.
3) In my opinion the difference
between the Senate and the
Board of Governors is one of
money and academics. I feel
the Senate is concerned with
academic rules and regulations and academic policy,
approving courses. The Board
of Governors more or less is
associated with financial aspects and the administrative
aspects of the university.
4) I think that for the most
part Tm happy with the way
that current universities are,
except that universities aren't
in a stable state. I think that
universities are on a slope right
now where they are far too
conservative in their thinking.
5) Ha ha ha ha ha. If feminism
means equality for men and
equality for women, an even
playing field for all of us, then
I agree with
them. If
feminism
means por-
tr ay ing
women as
superior
and men as
inferior,
and essentially viewing all men
as evil, then
I don't agree with those principles. It really depends to me
on a case by case basis that I
deal with people, and it really
depends on what any given
person's personal definition of
feminism is. Most of the women
I deal with don't want to go
around cutting off men's peruses. They don't view emasculation as a goal.
MARK SCHAPER -- SENATE
Mark such as periodicals, the jour -
Schaper nals, because there's no
Senate money. I'm also sitting on
1) I've sat on academic discipline, and we
several are trying to clarify what
comittees. goes in the calendars and to
The library clarify for the students what
committee their rights are. I think its
has    some very important that the
definite students know what the
pr obi em s senate is. The senate is not
very well known on campus
and we have to make it more
visible.
2) Yes. Thafs mandatory. If
you take that away from the
students then you're taking
away the rights from the stu-
dents,you'retakingawaythe
whole process that they have
that is in code today to deal
Chris
Wright,
coordinator of external affairs
1.1 think
the main
point is
that
inolves
being resposible for student
needs, communicating with
govft effectively. Three levels of government as well as
the ubc BoG and senate,
and basically just having
an open door policy and being there for the students
anytime.
2. m try to spend as much
time as possible to get the job
done.
3. We plan to lobby the provincial and federal governments to get help on student
loans and eliminate the bureaucracy thatexists with the
appeal process. And as well
setting up a student enterprise fund which would give
the students a chance to set
up their own businesses by
small funding as well as
workshops and seminars.
4. Standing granted.
5.a) Not sure.
b) Not sure.
c) Not sure.
d) Not sure
CHRIS WRIGHT
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TALMAN RODOCKER-SENATE
Talm an
Rodocker,
HP
Senate
1.1 believe
that   the
most im
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m
senate and
for every
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other gov-
er nin g
body is to improve communication. Nothing annoys me
more than the fact that business important to each one of
us students is going on constantly, yet for whatever
reasons it fails to be put
across to the students at
large. That's why I believe
they're so ill-informed, if they
are, about whaf s going on on
campus because there is a
failure of communication.
2. Since October, when the faculty of arts approved the proposal to eliminate
supplemental, I have been
trying to keep students informed of this process and be
an effective advocate on their
behalf. I'm disheartened to
know that supplemental will
no longer be available. Within
the next two weeks I will be
putting a notice of motion to
the dean of the faculty of arts
so that in the upcoming
february meeting we can discuss this and perhaps at least
create some public discourse.
3. The senate is the governing
body which decides academic
regulations and policy. They
decide who gets in based on
what grade, what sort of grade
it takes to remain in, they
decide matters of academic
policy whereas of course the
board of governors is a much
more financially focused governing body and their mandate
is in many ways different from
that of senate.
4. A university is only ever
made up of various faculty and
students. I don't think a university in and of itself is necessarily liberal or conservative,
if s the people inside. I think
that ubc is within certain departments and faculties a fine
liberal institution.
5. Absolutely. Feminist theory
advocates nothing less than a
notion of plurality. It is at the
forefront, I suppose, of bringing to the attention of the society the myth of patriarchy
with which we have in the past
ruled and been ruled. I believe
that feminism has a place, and
feminist thinking has a place
on students' council.
BYRON HORNER - SENATE
Byron Horner, senate
1. Because the senate represents the academic policy of
the university, the most important issues are the ones
brought up by the faculty and
the students.. Tm a TAin the
department of political science, and I find that a lot of
my students are not really
sure of what they want to do.
There doesn't seem to be the
resources
here at the
university
for them
to get
help, to
get coun-
selling.
They
might not
come from
a background or
have parents who know, give
them good advice, or whatever.
The biggest issue right now is
how to maintain the quality of
the library. Faced with escalation in prices of serials and
periodicals. I think we have to
really examine providing an
adequate budget so that the
university can maintain a significant, uselful research library. Thaf 8 what attracts researchers and academics, good
grad students, good teachers.
2. Yes. For a whole host of
personal reasons. You can have
just a bad exam day, and its
just not fair that that blight
your academic record for the
rest of your life. You should
have the chance to rewrite it
once.
3. Basically, the senate deals
with all academic policy of the
university and the BoG deals
with all financial matters.
4.1 don't think the question is
posed right, necessarily.
There's elements of conservatism and liberalism at the
same time, the university's a
dynamic place and if t not run
by one political party. Its different departments are pushing in different directions. I
don't mean to waffle, but
there's not an easy answer to
that.
5. Yes, I believe in the freedom
of the free teaching of feminist
principles on campus as an
important and significant part
of the curriculum.
with missing an exam, all
their rights to a future appeal.
3) The senate is the academic
governing body of the university and the BoG is the
higher power that sits directly over it. You need a
decision from the board to
pass a senate recommendation, to get things to pass.
conservative in their academic thinking. They need
to draw members of senate
from different backgrounds
in order to accomodate an
equilibrium. If you had a
liberal and a conservative
and an NDP sitting on the
senate you would take all
their ideas and consolidate
them into a working plan for
all the group to deal with.
If s fundamental to student
life now at UBC. Since women
are having a more active role
on campus the university
should take priority in exemplifying their role in academics and in university life,
and we should advocate that
as well, as being a positive
thing on campus, a positive
step forward.
4) Universities are largely    5) Yes. It is very important. FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
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President.
[The president coordinates the AMS executive, chairs many committees and gets to shake the hands of visiting dignitaries.]
1) What opinion do you think students hold of the AMS, and why?
2) Would you change spending on student services (including AMS service organizations, clubs, the safewalk program, etc.) or focus on the financial security of the AMS?
3) What do you think were the biggest failure and biggest success of this year's president?
4) What practical steps will you take to involve more students in the student government?
5) If you had to give UBC President Strangway a grade for his performance this year, what would it be and
JENS HAEUSSER -- PRESIDENT
Jens Haeusser candidate for
president
1) I think students have a
fairly low opinion of the AMS
in general. While many students are members of clubs,
very few have any actual
dealings with the AMS, so
the general attitude is that
ifsa very closed society. Most
peoplefeelahenated from any
decision-making processes in
the AMS.
2) I think that spending
money on programs like
clubs, safewalk, and soonis a
much higher priority than
preserving the financial security of the AMS. The AMS
shouldn't be setting out to
make money, they should be
setting out to spend money
wisely on student activities
and services.
3) So many failures, so few
successes. The greatest success was the improvement of
relations between the AMS
and various other groups including the university and
eventually the publications.
However its greatest failure
was to concentrate on administrative tasks like this
and not be an active voice for
students. The executives
themselves should have
played a much greater role
on student advocacy issues
such as the tuition hike and
land-use decisions.
4) The first and foremost
would be a complete open-
door policy where any student
could approach me any time
on any issue whatsoever.
Without communication between the executives and the
student body, the AMS cannot function properly as its
goal is to serve the students.
I wouldal so start educational
programs to let students
know
how they
can get
involved
in the
AMS.
There
are op-
portuni-
t i e s
available
now but
most students dont know about them,
and one of my goals would be
to inform people about them.
5) I would have to give president Strangway a failing
grade, at least from a students' perspective. On specific issues such as the tuition
increase and the greater
campus plan, his role has
been a negative one, and one
that has harmed students.
ANTONIA ROZARIO - PRESIDENT
CHRISTOPHER NORMAN-- PRESIDENT
Christopher Norman presidential candidate
1) Students don't care about the
AMS in any capacity whatsoever. Students do not think that
the AMS is cocky enough and
that is what our slate is trying to
do, increase the level of cockiness around here
We plan on implementing
a program of really tight pants
and to change the title of president to BIG TARKUS BOY in
honour of the incredible
Emerson Lake and Palmer album Tarkus.Andof course there
is the huge, huge, huge bronze
statues that I intend to have
made of myself fifty foot tall and
strewn around campus. This is
not just self glorification, well, it
is self glorification because god
knows, I do bike to be glorified,
but the eyes will also be glowing
red and will have cameras in
them and that can solve the
campus security problem. There
will be people always watching
on monitors and when problems
happen, we can send out my
goon squad.
2) My financial advisor has
many ideas regarding spending. He wants to increase the
share of tuition to about a thousand dollars per student. That
might annoy the administration, but we can give them some
statutes too. That will allow us
to improve existing programs
and implement new ones like
the Genesis memorabilia shop
and maybe a bowling alky.
3) There was the Ubyssey debacle or is it debocle or debakle.
That just went to show what a
corrupt regime that people get
when they vote for grey bureaucratic blurs. I dont mean anything personal by that I mean
some of my best friends are grey
bureaucratic blurs, my father
was a grey bureaucratic blur,
my brother hopes to be a grey
bureaucratic blur.
As for the greatest success, it is managing to raise the
campaign expenditures from
$150 to $200.
4) The
best
thing
aboutour
slate is
that we
know absolutely
nothing.
We're
just
regular
shmoes
and we
think that most university students are too. We think we have
a certain rapport a je ne sais
quoi. What we have to do is reach
out and let them touch us.
5) He's kept a low profile lately.
I was with them when we
stormed the faculty lunch and I
thought he was pretty snotty
then, rd give him a C- he does
quite well by the applied science
faculty but I dont think his general attitude is too conducive to
the cockiness that should be inherent in the University.
ROGER WATTS -- PRESIDENT
Roger
Watts,
president
l.Ithink
s t u -
dents, in
general,
feel very
highly
about
the
AMS, in terms of what the AMS
does for them. This is, of course,
to speak of the very few people
out there who actually know
what the AMS is, let alone what
it does. The ones that do know
about it I would say support the
AMS. We're not talking about
the american math society here,
are we?
2. Perhaps we should start with
the basic platform. What we
want to do is bring 10000 yogic
brewers to campus here, and
well have them 24 hours a day
performing their yogic brewing
activities in SUB. We're hoping
that this will create an air of
bubbling bliss on campus, and
will create an aura of peace and
harmony. We're hoping this will
levitate the entire second floor
of SUB, hopefully all the way to
Mars, because we figure with
the AMS offices and The
Ubyssey out of the way, this will
go a long way towards promoting peace and harmony on the
campus.
3. The biggest success of this
year's president would probably
be the fact that in the space of
about two hours, he managed to
get Martin Ertl so well dressed,
that Kim Campbell decided to
have him second her nomination
on national tv. It takes a lot of
know-how and doing to get
somebody that well-dressed in
only two hours. The biggest
failure of this year's president, I
think, despite the repeated admonishments of this year's
DofA, he refused to authorize
the installation of Guineas stout
on tap in the gallery lounge.
4. What we'd actually like to do
is build a rather nice set of con
crete steps that would come
from the east lawn right up
into the president's office. Sort
of a nice sort of an esplanade
kind of thing. You know, lots of
flags, and colourful things so
people would say 'I wonder
where those steps go?* then all
of a sudden they're right in the
middle of the president's office.
Naturally the steps would lead
directly to a large walk-in
fridge.
5. Fd probably give him a 9.2
for artistic merit. He definitely
gets the degree of difficulty
marks but he really flubbed the
dismount, I felt coming off the
uneven bars. I know particularly the eastern european
judges will give him bad grades
forthat.Unfortunately.heonly
landed on his head, and thus
escaped any serious injury.
However, I honestly think that
as good as the artistic merit
scores were, the technical
grades will suffer.
Antonia Rozario candidate for
president
1) I think they feel that it's far
removed frrom what their own
needs are. The AMS seems to be
concerned with getting studs
involved with the AMS. But
students have their own concerns and that's why they elect
people to do the job.
I think for the most part
students see the motives of the
people running as quite self-
centred in nature, that for the
most part you dont see candidates until if s election time. A
lot of the promises made, the
goals achieved you dont hear
until election time.
2) I would change the spending
and make it more towards the
needs of students. I think if
they're concerned about financial security, the biggest concern is having a society the students will use, and with that use
comes the money. It seems
pointless worrying about the
strength of the bank instead of
the people who make up the
bank.
3) First would be CORP [Committee for Organizational Review andPlanning]. Although I
think it was an issue with good
intentions it's a misdirection of
efforts. The members are looking for some sort of purpose of
the AMS when it really is common sense. The purpose is to
serve students. The time, the
energy, the money that has been
spent to advertise for CORP,
that could have been used for
promoting student activities.
Action speaks louder than
worlds.
4) There are three primary ways.
The first is to increase services,
and that may include extending
the hours of existing services,
improving the services presently
available, and introducing new
ones. And then another way,
second would be remove the
barriers, and these are age related, alcohol related, and social
barriers.
And finally
the last
one
would
be to
place
emphasis at
the
club,
undergraduate society and service leveL Unless the students
themselves have started with
clubs and undergraduate societies, they make the rules without understanding the practical ramifications of their actions.
5) C minus. The greatest asset
of the university is its students,
not its finances, and not its role
as a "jewel" of research. His
priorities dont reflect the respect that should be shown to
the whole reason we need a
MARC SCHAPER -- PRESIDENT
are generally
pretty
happy
with the AMS—with the policies that Bill and his executive
have made. CORP is good as is
the safety committee. The AMS
has taken some good knocks but
it has been a smoother council.
Janice is very proficient at her
work and she will go far in life.
Bill is very proud—he would
sell his mother for a nickel. I've
been operating on the periphery and Fm running because I
really care.
2.     I think that it is pretty ob
vious that the financial security of the AMS has been secured. The AMS is one of the
wealthiest in the country. I
would take the money and put
it to good use by expanding
safewalk, increasing the lighting. I am upset with the university administration on lighting.
We need a proactive approach—
not just letters. We need protest. The administration has
been lackadaisical in its approach. The AMS is a student
society and it should be run for
the students by the students.
3. I think Bill's greatest success has been the image he has
given UBC. With dignitaries
such as Trudeau here he has
placed UBC in a very positive
light. He is charismatic to some
point—his charming personality will win him his votes. Still
IthinktheAMSneedsachange.
His failure has been his working rapport with council. It has
dilapidated because of lack of
communication that wasn't
there at the beginning of the
administration.
4. The creation of student-at-
large committees where people
can walk in the office. I would
reduce the intimidation. I think
the second floor has an air of
arrogance to it. I would make
things more inviting. Randy
Romero wants to renovate SUB,
but I dont think that SUB is
ready for that yet. Maybe the
office of The Ubyssey could be
more professional but IVe only
been there a couple of times.
5. For Strangway—I like
some things that he has done. I
would give him a D for tuition
policy. For personality, he seems
warm. Strangway is cowtowing
to all interests—he only has
money in his eyes. I would give
him a D for daycare—it's too
expensive. All around I would
give him—B+ for approachabil-
ity, overall a C. For professionalism I would give him an A.
BILL DOBIE -- PRESIDENT
Bill Dobie, president
1.1 think there's probably mixed
feelings when it comes to the AMS.
There's a lot of students who drink
at our bars and eat our food and
hang out in our building. There
may be a lot of people that dont
know that that's the AMS doing
those things. I think problably
students feelings about the AMS
are good and bad. But I have to
say that IVe never met anyone
who has a glowing review of the
AMS, and even people Fve met
who are totally critical ofthe AMS,
cant deny that there are still
things that we are doing well.
2.   I   feel
very
jm.
strongly
apra^fc
that the fi
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nancial
3S   '
security of
the AMS is
assured, I
think we
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have students that
think this is a stable institution that are going to continue
coming to this university. We
have a captive market when it
comes to people using our business services. I feel very
strongly that our financial security is stable, strong and I
dont think it requires any more
attention than it's received in
the past, end I think it should
be stabilized.
3. The biggest success would
have to be that IVe done what
I said I was going to do in
attempting to make the AMS a
more acceptable organization,
in the sense that I have always
had an open-door policy. My
biggest failure? Not moving
aggresively enough in restructuring this society in changing
the priorotiea away from the
financial to student services
and I think it took longer than
I would have liked to fully grasp
the scope ofthe issues and areas that the AMS is involved
4. Aside from the steps, to go
back to the process of the student government I think there
is 32 people running in this election forfive positions andl think
that already is a positive step in
the fact that so many people
want to be involved in defining
priorities. Td tike to see stronger, more competitive elections
in the constituencies in choosing representatives for the student council and ultimately, a
better resourced student council so they'll be able to do their
job.
5.1 dont necessarily agree with
what Dr. Strangway has done. I
think that over all Dr.
Strangway needs to be more in
touch with students and the
university. I think I would have
to give Dr. Strangway a D, especially from an accessability point
of view; although you have to
congratulate him
for what
he is here
to do.
RYAN McCUAIG -- VICE PRESIDENT
Ryan McCuaig, vice president
1. The AMS, or all-malt system,
as I'm sure everybody knows it
to mean, is a very important
innovation in the art ofbrewing.
I think you'll find that not using
sugar in the secondary fermentation process but rather using
more malt as a fermenting
agent...
2. Perhaps we should start with
the bask platform. This year,
the radical beer faction is run-
ningunderthe auspices of what
is known as the natural beer
party. In studying and mastering this art, we have married
science and spirituality to a point
where we can create an AMS
and a UBC that is free of crime,
free of ecomonic hardship, and a
haven of peace and harmony for
all UBC students.
3. What we propose to do, through
the process known as yogic brewing, is harness the celestial forces
that bring us all together and
guide us all in our life. With the
economic boon that would come
we would be able to ensure fur- No    one
thering bolstering of campus should
security have   to
make any
4.Aslongastheque8tioncentres excuse to
around beer—be it drinking, justify the
brewing, or in any other way free flow
using the amber nectar—then of alcohol,
an explanation is not necessary. 10   THE UBYSSEY
AMS ELECTIONS
FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
Questional for the Vice President
l)What is the vice-presidenf s most important role?
2)What do you think are the failures and successes of this year's vice-
president?
3)If elected, what would you do to make the campus a safer place for
women?
4)Under Robert's Rules, should a person "calling the question" first
explain why they are doing so?
5)Do you think Robert's Rules should be replaced with the feminist-
inspired roundtable style of discussion?
RHEA KIM - VICE PRESIDENT
ELECTION
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE
BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND THE SENATE
January 17 - 21,1994
Day/Evening Polls
Monday - Thursday 9.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Friday . 9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Sedgewick Library
S.U.B.
Woodward Library
Evening Polls
Monday and Wednesday, January 17 and 19, 1994
6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Acadia/Fairview Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Daytime Polls
Monday through Friday
9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Henry Angus Law
Buchanan MacMillan
C.E.M.E. Scarfe
Chemistry War Memorial Gym
Computer Science
(Subject to availability of students to run polls)
BRING YOUR AJMUS, CARD
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
(Two to be elected)
Michael K. Y. Hughes (Ph.D. Candidate - Physics)
Richard Kwan (Fourth Year Arts)
Orvin Lau (Fourth Year Science)
SENATE (AT-LARGE)
(Five to be elected)
Jim Boritz (Ph.D. Candidate - Computer Science)
Lica Chui (Fourth Year Pharmaceutical Sciences)
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Byron Horner (M.A. Candidate - Political Science)
Jan King (Third Year Human Kinetics)
Dave Preikshot (Third Year Science)
Mark G. Schaper (Second Year Arts)
SENATE REPRESENTATIVES FROM
INDIVIDUAL FACULTIES
APPLIED SCIENCE (One to be elected)
(Voting in CEME only)
Jon Foan (Second Year Engineering)
Keith MacLaren (Fourth Year Engineering)
ARTS (One to be elected)
(Voting will take place in Buchanan only)
Andrew Heys (Fourth Year)
Talman W. Rodocker (Fourth Year)
COMMERCE & BUS. ADMIN. (One to be elected)
(Voting will take place in Angus only)
Joshua Bender (Second Year)
Jay Sharun (Second Year)
Steven Tarn (Second Year)
Henry Andrew Wong (Second Year)
EDUCATION (One to be elected)
(Voting will take place in Scarfe only)
Paul Chan (First Year Education)
Lome Mosher (First Year Education))
SCIENCE (One to be elected)
(Voting will take place in Chemistry only)
Kevin Douglas (Third Year)
Steven Kil (First Year)
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// should be noted that any allegations of irregularities with regard to these
elections must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 48 hours of the close
of polling (exclusive of weekends or public holidays) and must include the
signatures of at least three students eligible to vote.
Khea Kim candidate for vice president
1) The vice president should be an
effective representativeofthestudents,
and also gave the ability to take over
for the president in the event of whatever kind of emergency.
2) Honestly, the only failure that she
[Janice Boyle] has had is that she hasn't
come right out and represented the
students in a public way, so that they
know she's there and she's available. I
do think that the AMS as a whole has
done a good job, the question is who can
do a better job.
a) increase lighting, increases access
to shuttle busses going to and from
areas throughout campus. Free and
accessible self defense classes that can
accomodate large numbers. Another
thing that I saw when I was back East
is that they supplied the whistles which
I thought was a very excellent idea.
Also increase funding for safe walk
and allow the safewalk coordinators to
do what they think they have to with
that money.
4) As far as I remember, with my experience, when someone wants to ask a
question they ask the president, and it
usually falls under the jurisdiction of
old or new business. Robert's Rules is
also something
ni be oriented on
once elected.
Right now what
I think the students want to
hear is issues
and concerns.
5) I'm not familiar with that.
Just from the
title of that I
would say no. Robert's Rules is effective to allow meetings to proceed in an
organized and efficent manner. I definitely wouldn't advocate any feminist
style of discussion.
LAURIE MCNEILL - VICE PRESIDENT
Laurie McNeill
candidate for
Vice-President
1) I think that
because the
Vice-President
has to represent
the President
when he or she
is not present,
it is very important for the
Vice-President to really make sure
the President is ready to go, is presentable, has checked his oral hygiene—I think that is the most important. This is because of an experi
ence I had with a past AMS executive
who had Cheezies stuck in his teeth
the entire time he was meeting with
me and I found this very poor.
2) I think that Janice Boyle has done
a very good job in, as I just said,
making sure that Bill Dobie has been
presentable to the public.
3) Safety is a big thing on my agenda.
Not necessarily safety in terms of the
Walkhome program—we have addressed that in our slate in terms of
cameras placed in brown statues—
but I think the most important issue
is safer Bex. We have addressed this
with the idea of a condom courier.
Women could phone the service and
the courier would ride across campus
delivering condoms at the time of
need.
4) Well, sure, if it's not very clear
what they're talking about. This could
make the meetings run more
smoothly. I know there's a lot of red
tape and blah blah blah that goes on
at meetings, so maybe this would
help.
5) I have a lot of difficulty with the
question. Tm not sure if I can equate
a feminist style with the roundtable
that I'm familiar with involving
Arthur and his knights, so I feel I'm
unable to answer the question at this
point
JANICE BOYLE - VICE PRESIDENT
Janice Boyle candidate for vice
president
1) I think it is communication,
making the AMS more accessible
to students, whether thaf s through
services or volunteeringin positions
in the AMS.
2) I think the biggest failure this
year has been in not advertising
our successes and failures to the
students at UBC. We haven't
communicated enough. But I think
we have accomplished attaining
rihflity.
3) I think three of the most important things would be to have
parking free after 5:00 at night for
all students so they could park
closer to the buildings. Also to
have all nightclassesconcentrated
in specific buildings, close to the
free parking, and to have security
available in the libraries after 6
pm. Those are three of the most
important things as a start.
I do think the issue of safety is
important enough to have a permanent safety comissioner, and
with the interest shown in our ad
hoc comMissioner thafs viable. If s
an interesting question to ask because safety is part of the external
portfolio.
4) No. Under section 16 of Robert's
Rules, you can not have a preamble
or explain, or have any debate before calling the question. Thaf s
part of the half that I memorized.
5) I think
council meetings this year
have been far
more informal
this year than
in the past.
And people
who've been to
council have
seen that if s a
lot more free-
flowingandinformal. If s only when
discussion becomes heated and
when there's a lot of people who
want to discuss the issues that we
fall back on Robert's Rules, so to
some extent I think we already use
the roundtable style.
Questions for the Director of Finance
1)    You have a choice between funding three new service ovens and buying a pizza oven for Pie R Squared. Which
would you pick and why? 2) About how much money does the AMS currently hold in investment accounts?
3) Why would you set up a "contra-account"?
4) What are the fundamentals of a non-profit society?
5) Is the AMS being run according to these
RANDY ROMERO - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Randy
Romero, candidate for Director of Finance
1) I think I
would pick,
first I would
look at the two
options. We
get a lot of
money from businesses, and we
get a lot of money from them to
spend on services, but I would look
at the organizations that were applying and if I felt, if the council
felt, they were worthy organizations than I would support them.
2) I'm not sure of the exact figure,
but I know that the AMS practices
the practice of pooling, which is
keeping some money in investments, and some of the discretionary income each year comes from
those accounts.
3) Fm not familiar with that term,
but I do know some basic accounting principles, and I think the job is
more managing the money. We do
have accountants. If s more managing where the money goes.
4) The AMS is a non-profit society,
so basically we're supposed to spend
everything we earn, whether revenue from businesses, investments,
or student fees. Theoretically we
shouldbe putting this back into the
society and the students, which I
think we are doing, or I would like
to do.
5) Yes I do agree to a point, but I
think the concept in the past has
been on organizing the business
operations, but our business operations have reached a point of stability, but I think we should increase
our spending to service organizations andservices such as walkhome
PATRICK LUM ~ DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Patrick Lum candidate for Director of
Finance
1) Students have gone to referendum
regarding funding different ideas of organizations to help students and if s quite
possible that all or same or name of the
three service organizations aren't really
for students. The new oven for Pie R
Squared, you'd have to look at the cost/
benefit analysis of that So it really comes
down to how the students feel about it
My own personal opinion is that there
may be room to finance, to partially finance
both of the choices rather than all or none.
My personal choice would be just to blow
it all on beer.
2) As far as I know it's well into the seven
digits, well into the three or four million.
A lot of it is invested downstairs in the
Bank of Montreal.
3) Well, due to the high traffic in cross-
border shopping and illicit cigarettes and
liquor earning across the border I would
set up a contraband account in order to
help finance beer in AMS projects which
are, shall we say, underneath the table.
4) The literal translation is a non-profit
society. It's not out to make profit, you
have to be registered with the government as a non-profit society, all revenue
is income and must be justified, all expenses must be for the greater good to
fulfill the mandate or constitution which
the society abides by. I would like to
create a non-profit radical beer factionary
society which would better funnel both
alcoholic liquid and liquid assets into the
mouths and pockets of the members of
5) Not according
to my fundamentals. I would like
to see the AMS
turn from a bureaucracy and
turn it into the
direction of a
brewery. I think
a brewery ismore
conducive to student involvement
and activity on campus. There'd be fewer
layers of bureaucracy because a brewery
simply has microbes and yeast and they
all just live and reproduce and make
ethanol, and that's the type of campus I
would rather live on. FRIDAY  14 JANUARY 1994
AMS ELECTIONS
THE UBYSSEY  11
BYLAWS OF THE PROPOSED UBC PUBLIC INTEREST RESEACH GROUP
H. BYLAWS
Bylaw 1 - Interpretation and Definitions
In this constitution and these bylaws:
All references to the singular shall
include the plural and the plural the
singular;
"associate member" means a member of the UBC Public Interest Research Group who is not a registered
University of British Columbia student;
"board" means the Board of Directors
ofthe UBC Public Interest Research
Group Society;
"director" means a director of the
Board of the UBC Public Interest
Research Group Society;
"member", unless otherwise specified,
means an associate or ordinary member of the UBC Public Interest Research Group Society,
"ordinary member" means a member
of the Society who is a registered
University of British Columbia student;
"Registrar" means the Registrar of
Companies;
"Society" means the UBC Public Interest Research Group Society (UBC
PIRG);
Bylaw 2 - Membership in the Society
(1) Ordinary Members
(a) All registered University of British Columbia students who pay a
membership fee to the Society shall
be ordinary members of the Society.
(b/The membership fee paid by ordinary members shall be established
from time to time by the ordinary
membership through a referendum.
(2)Associate Members
With the exception of those organizations listed in bylaw 2(3), any person
in the community who wishes to become an associate member ofthe Society may do so by paying a membership fee set by the board.
(3) Ineligibility
Corporations and other societies shall
not be eligible for membership in the
Society.
(4) Rights of Members
(a)Allmembereingoodstandingshall
have votingprivileges in annual general meetings, special general meetings, elections and referenda of the
Society.
(b)Associate members in good standing shall have voting privileges in all
elections a and referenda ofthe Society.
(c)Associate members in good standing shall have voting privileges at all
annual general meetings and special
general meetings, except in cases
where the number of associate members present is greater than ten per-
cent(10%) of the total number of
members, associate and ordinary,
present.
(d)When the number of associate
members at an annual or special
general meeting exceeds ten per-
cent(10%) of the total number of
members present, the associate
members shall select from among
themselves a number of representatives equal to ten percent (10%) of
those members present and only
those associate members chosen as
representatives shall have the right
to vote at that meeting.
(e) All members in good standing
shall be eligible to be directors, provided that no more than one position
on the board is occupied by an associate member at any one time.
(f) All members shall be entitled,
upon request, to a copy ofthe constitution and bylaws of the Society, at
cost, subject to the Society Act
(g)Administrative documents ofthe
Society shall be open to inspection by
any member upon reasonable request
addressed to the board. Within one
month ofthe payment of fees, the full
membership fee shall be refunded
upon such a request After one month,
the board may prorate the refunded
fee at its discretion.
(5) Duties of Members
It is the duty of every member to
uphold the constitution and comply
with the bylaws ofthe Society in all
matters respecting the Society.
(6) Good Standing
All members who have fulfilled their
duties in accordance with the constitution and bylaws ofthe Society are
members in good standing.
(7)Expulsion
(a)Any member who acts in contravention of the constitution, bylaws,
regul ations, procedures, or principles
of the Society may be expelled by
consensus or unanimous decision of
the board.
(b) The board shall give the member
whose standing is being considered
ten(10) days written notice of the
meeting at which this will be discussed and the reasons why her/his
expulsion is being considered.
Bylaw 3 - General Meetings
(l)Annual General Meetings
(a) The Society shall hold an annual
general meeting at a time and place
determined by the board in accordance with the Society Act.
(b)Ordinary business shall be conducted at annual general meetings.
(c)Special business maybe conducted
at annual general meetings.
(d)Members may submit items additional to ordinary business for placement on the proposed agenda of the
annual general meeting provided
that the item is received by the Board
at least fourteen(14) days prior to the
date ofthe annual general meeting,
(e) A director chosen by the board
shall preside at annual general meetings.
(2)Special General Meeting
(a) A special genera] meeting shall be
called by the board upon either:
(i) a decision of the board, based on
consensus or a resolution passed with
a seventy-five percent(75%) majority, or
(ii)requisition from the members of
the society, in accordance with the
requisition provisions ofthe Society
Act
(b)Ordinary or special business may
be conducted at special general
meetings. (c)A director chosen by the
board shall preside at special general meetings.
(3) Ordinary business
The following business shall be
deemed ordinary business:
(a) the presentation and consideration of financial statements, and
(b) the presentation and consideration ofthe report ofthe board on the
activities of the preceding year.
(4)Special business
(a) All business not specified by bylaw 3(3) as ordinary business shall
be deemed special business.
(b)All special business must be passed
by consensus or a majority of not less
than seventy-five percent (75%) of
those votes cast.
(5) Notice of general meetings
(a) Notice shall be given to ordinary
members at least twenty-one(21)
days prior to an annual, or special
general meeting in accordance with
bylaw 9.
(b)Notices of annual and special
general meetings shall clearly state
the date, time, place and proposed
agenda, including special business,
ofthe meeting.
(6)Quorum
(a)Quorum for annual general meeting shall be twenty-five(25) members ofthe Society.
(b) If within one half (1/2) hour from
the time appointed for an annual
general meeting, quorum has not
been reached, quorum shall be five
(5) members, but the meeting shall
only transact ordinary business as
described in Bylaw 3(3) and no other
business.
(c) Quorum for special general meetings shall be 5% ofthe membership
of the Society.
(7) Standards for process at general
meetings
Standards of conduct that promote
free, fair and equitable discussion
and decision-making shall be decided
upon by the board, explained at each
general meeting, and adhered to for
that meeting.
Bylaw 4 - Board of Directors
(1) Election and appointment of directors
There shall be 7 members, of the
board and they shall be either:
(a) elected in annual elections in accordance with Bylaw 7, or
(b) in cases where board positions are
not contested, or interim directors
are needed, appointed by the board
upon consensus or unanimous resolution of the board.
(2) Duties and powers ofthe directors
(a) The management, administration,
and control ofthe property, revenue,
business and affairs of the Society
are vested in the board subject to
these bylaws. Without diminishing
the generality of the foregoing, the
board:
(i) may make such rules and regulations as it considers advisable for the
conduct ofthe Society, provided they
are consistent with the Constitution
and Bylaws,
(ii) may enter into agreements on
behalf of the Society,
(iii) may acquire and deal with a
trademark, tradename, copyright,
patent or proprietary interest therein,
(iv) shall represent the Society as the
employers ofthe staff of the Society,
and ensure that the activities ofthe
staff are appropriate to the purposes
ofthe Society, and
(v) shall ensure the proper keeping of
financial records.
(b) The board is collectively responsible for all the functions and duties
listed in bylaw 4.(2Xa) but may, as it
deems appropriate, name individual
directors as primarily responsible for
specific duties.
(c) The board may appoint committees and task forces consisting of
such persons as the board sees fit.
Dated November 18,  1993 at
Vancouver B.C.
Applicants for Incorporation: Jason
C. Mogus, Jeffrey R. West Deborah
Copeman, Rodney J. Snooks, Christine M. Price.
AMS ELECTIONS
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
UBC SENATE
AMS EXECUTIVE
AMS REFERENDA
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Executive Elections '94
Referenda '94
Notice of Polling Stations
President
HAEUSSER, Jens
ROZARIO, Antonio
DETTELBACH, Kevon
IVANOFF, Jim
NORMAN, Chris "Big
Tarkus Boy"
SHAPER, Marc G.
WATTS, Roger "Otter"
DOBIE, Bill
Coordinator of
External Affairs
CHO, Charlie "Chuck"
HANAN, Sunshine
COSTELLO, Leah
WRIGHT, Chris
LEE, Sophia
NEW-SMALL, Alannah
Vice-President
WATTS, David
BOYLE, Janice
McNEILL, Laurie "Psycho-Lego
Maniac"
McCUAIG, Ryan "D-Day"
KIM, Rhea
Director of
Finance
DADSON, Lee
EMERMAN, Eddie
LUM, Patrick "Moonshine"
ROMERO, Randy
PAOLOZZA, Daniel
Director of
Administration
MEYER, Noah
AGNEW, Carey
LO, Tim
HOGEUNG, Julia
COLEMAN, Steve "Kramer"
BIELA, Dan
Question #1
World University Services of Canada
(WUSC) is a non-profit organization which
annually sponsors two refugees to study at
the University for one academic year.
Currently, the Alma Mater Society levies a
fee in the amount of $0.50. Inflation has
eroded the value of this fee so that WUSC
can no longer support two students to study
at UBC.
I support an increase of $1.00 to the $0.50
fee currently levied for the WoHd University
Services of Canada for a total fee of $1.50
per AMS student per annum.
Question #2
The UBC Public Interest Research Group
Society (UBC PIRG) will bring together students to organize around issues of public
interest: namely social justice and environmental issues. The UBC PIRG will be governed by a Board of Directors elected from
the student body.
I support a $2.00 annual fee to fund the
UBC Public Interest Research Group Society.
Note: This fee will be refunded upon request
for students not wishing to be members.
DAY/EVENING POLLS:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Student Union Building Woodward
Sedgewick Library
DAY POLLS:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
'Angus (Commerce) Law
"Buchanan (Arts) "Scarfe (Education)
"Civil Mech. Engineering (Applied Science)
"Chemistry (Science) MacMillan
Computer Science War Memorial Gym
" Voting for Senate for indicated faculty.
EVENING POLLS:
Monday, Wednesday  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acadia, Fairview Gage
OTHER POLLS:
Tuesday, Wednesday ..
Regent College
..9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ALL POLLS SUBJECT TO
POLL CLERK AVAILABILITY
NOTE: YOU MUST PRODUCE
A VAUD AMS/LIBRARY CARD TO VOTE
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ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD • JANUARY 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 1994 Adventures of flesh: the mark of Cain
by Steve Scali
A brilliant new Canadian
technological breakthrough
promises a new look for those
tired of the same old body.
Designed to be expressive,
aesthetic, worldly and symbolic,
the invention is red hot: say hello
to body branding.
The idea is simple, one with
which most people-especially
those who live in rural areas—are
familiar. Arrogant human
imperialists enforce hegemony
over "lower" animals such as
cows by branding the owner's
initials into the poor, screaming,
agonizing creature's hide. Body
branding involves the same
process performed on us human
animals.
Yes, that is correct.
This writer witnessed the
process on Saturday evening. A
metal brand is heated by two
propane blowtorches until it
glows a spectacular color of
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vermillion. It is raised steadily,
purposefully towards the victim's
skin. Red meets pink, smoke is
born and dies, the smell of
charred flesh fills the air. A
second later all is finished. The
wound is a dark, blistery recess
for several weeks, after which a
white scar forms making the
brand as permanent as the patron
desires.
This simple technique was
allegedly pioneered by J.P.
Sullivan, a long-time artist whose
ten-year sculpting career gave
him the impetus to make buman
skin his new canvas. He started
burning pieces of wood into duck
shapes. Then his creative—some
would say distorted—twisted side
took over.
In his small, dingy studio
across from the old downtown
Woodwards, I asked Sullivan
whether this quasi-tattoo-like-
embellishment was safe. And
permanent.
"Oh yeah, eh, like it's totally
safe ... it generally lasts forever,
but we can make it last however
long you want," he explained.
Is a permit required for this
procedure?
"Well, right now, we're
workin' with the Health
Department because this isn't
tattooing and it really isn't
anything else either, eh. This is
totally new, so we want to make
sure not just anybody gets into
it."
So the establishment has no
license. Although his shop has
only been in business for several
months, his procedures can scar
for life.
This writer was unable to
garnish the courage—or the $60
to $110-to go through the
ordeal. However Robert Gray, a
second-year engineering student
decided to endure the trial by
fire.
Gray had a maple leaf brand
put on his back in preparation for
a three month trip to New
Zealand.
"I thought it would be cool
to go overseas with it. I can tell
the Kiwis that all Canadians are
required to be branded by the
government," he revealed with a
smile.
Did it hurt?
"Not really. It was weird.
You feel the sizzling and you
automatically react by moving
away from it but there's no pain
at all. You feel euphoric
afterwards."
The insignia is attractive and
requires minimal care. Sullivan is
both professional and competent.
Custom burns are available, and
you can even keep the branding
metal.
Hear the cows laughing.
Revenge is theirs.
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS
12:30 pm at the Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC
SUNERA THOBANI, President ofthe National
Action Committee on the Status of Women, will
deliver a talk: "The Chilly Climate in Academia"
followed by...
RECEPTION
1:30 pm at the Centre of Research in Women's
Studies and Gender Relations. An informal reception to meet Sunera Thobani.
ENGLISH GRADUATE STUDENTS'
CONFERENCE
7:00 pm at the GSC, Thea's Lounge
YASMEEN JIWANI will deliver the Keynote
Address: "Representations of Race in Canadian
Media." For more info, call Lesley at 733-8980.
Tuesday, Jan, 18th
AWARENESS WORKSHOP
12:00 noon at the Graduate Students' Centre
JANET MEE, Advisor, Disability Resource Centre,
will facilitate a "Disability Awareness Workshop."
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
3:30 pm at the GSC, Thea's Lounge
VERONICA STRONG-BOAG, Director of the
Centre for Research in Women's Studies and
Gender Relations, will deliver a talk on Feminist
Research at UBC.
Wednesday, Jan. 19th
PANEL PRESENTATION & DEBATE
12:30 pm at the GSC, Thea's Lounge
Graduate Student Panel Presentation: "Feminisms,
'White Male' Defensiveness and the Rhetoric of
Oppression; or Who's Really Under Siege in the
Academy?"
Thursday, Jan. 20th        Friday, Jan. 21th
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOP
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 204, Brock Hall
BEGUM VERJEE and SARAH DENCH will
facilitate a Workshop and Video for Students on
"Inequity in the Classroom," jointly hosted by the
Women Students' and the Multi-Cultural Liason
Office. Limited to pre-registration, telephone 822-
2415.
DRAMA & POETRY READING
5:30 pm at the GSC, Thea's Lounge
"Primal Scream" poetry reading, drama play and
"other" textual experiences.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOP
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the GSC, Patio Room
FLORENCE LEDWITZ-RIGBY, Chair of the
President's Advisory Committee on the Status of
Women, will facilitate a workshop: "Living with the
Chilly Climate - Experiences of Faculty and Staff,"
and a presentation on the Status of Women Studies
at UBC.
OPEN HOUSE SOCIAL
7:30 pm at the GSC, Thea's Lounge
Open House, licensed event, open mike session, live
music, refreshments.
FOR MORE INFO CALL 822-8203
the ubyssey
page 12
friday 14 January 1994 by Steve Chow
A truly profound movie is House Party 3.
Verily, I have been deeply moved—to vomit
meatpies through my nostrils, that is.
The director of this bit of celluloid
diarrhea has gone up the misogynist river in a
toilet-paper canoe, paddling with an oar of
pure shit.
film
REV   EW
House Party 3
with Kid n' Play
New Line Cinema
coming soon
Using a bachelor party as scenery, Kid n'
Play, those ultra-loveable boys of the affluent
hood, and their buddy ol'pal Stinky move
through scam after scam, fantasizing about
"waxing asses" while running from pimp/
stripper/promoter Showcase and his legion of
steroid chicks.
African-american women are presented in
a demeaning light, not to mention incredibly
tight clothing. Wow, look at those huge
breasts! Whoops, I mean donuts! Check out
those hoes! Ummm, I mean bitches!
Females exist in this movie only as
horizontal mambo partners for unstoppable
male sex engines. We are introduced to Play's
"if-it-moves-fuck-it" lifestyle, Stinky's fetish
for overweight pleasures, and Kid's lusl for "big
booty" women.
Miraculously, Kid, who's about to be married
(hence, the bachelor party—ooh, a plot!), somehow
abstains from playing hide the one-eyed purple-
headed bedserpent with his female co-stars and
blowing his load all over the screen.
"I'm having problems getting her parents to
like me," whines Kid. No wonder, stickbrain.
"If people don't accept you the way you are,"
advises Kid's culturally retarded uncle, "then
FUCK 'EM!! FUCK'EM AGAINST THE
WALL!!"
These are deep thoughts.
Of course, over 90 minutes of Wayne's World
"in the hood" meets 21 Hump Street ends with a
house party, complete with the obligatory feel-good
hip-hop performance.
What an epiphany—Kid n' Play drown in their
own wet dreams.
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Oh no! The
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My ears hum with the echoes of feedback and the slightest trace of
crimson blood leaks out of my septum as I write this.
Yes, six guitars—count em', six guitars—flooded my sensory path with
a drone of distortion and a barrage of rhythm, knocking me down. Who else
could it be, but Superconductor.
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Superconductor
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The Pit
13 January
Scheduled to open was Chune, but apparently, they just couldn't
commit. In their place, we heard The Sweaters, a punk lite band whose
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The Sweaters entertained us with a Gordon Lightfoot cover and a song
dedicated to the Hanson Brothers. Actually, their sound was very much like
the Hansons, as well as the Ramones.
To quote my fellow staffer, Pat, "How can you respect a thrash band
that doesn't like Don Cherry?" These guys were much better when they
weren't trying to play the three-chord bash-boom-bam ditty and just played
with the groove, improvising with each other.
On with the main act. . . . Superconductor takes the pit with six guitars,
one bass, and one drum kit. It was really hard to hear a good song, as much
as I tried. I really tried though, hearing volumes about them from my friends.
Wild stories about "12 guitars man!" They were definitely loud, but it
just ended up sounding like the finale of a jam session, as each player goes
off on a tangent of guitar-grinding bliss. As far as I could tell, the vocals
really needed to be turned up, and about four more bass guitars need to be
added to complete the mix.
The sound, obviously from the six guitars (including one wild female
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studio album, with the multiple guitar tracks complimenting each other. The
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ending with the guitarists pelvic-thrusting their amplifiers in a drone of fuzz
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To sum up, although Superconductor was alive with energy, they sadly
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the ubyssey 14   THE UBYSSEY
FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 1994
EDITORIAL
On the eve of UBC destruction,
Came a clatter, an eruption.
From the students? No, indeed.
Most of them did not pay heed.
Referendum quorum, ten percent,
The worthy did not receive a cent.
Executive elections do not require,
The same ten percent to inspire.
Positions taken without the vote,
Leave the AMS in rote.
"We only need our friends to vote,
Let the students sink in the boat."
Boyle and Dobie, on a slate,
They're the ones you love to hate.
Marc's the spot, Marc's the spot,
Grab yer bags, 'cos a winner you're not.
Some will complain and some will bicker,
But not fluffy, oh no, don't pick her.
Administration thinks it's fine,
Tb make the students drink the brine.
With less than quorum at the polls,
It's students who must pay the tolls.
Tuitions fees rise to the sky,
As poorer students must say goodbye.
Supplemental slip away,
The future holds no sunny days.
Strangway grasps the leather reigns
He makes the students feel the pain.
What'd you say, how many mil?
Undergrade must make him ill.
Davey has forgotten still,
We're the ones who foot the bill.
As these elections come to a close,
Lift your feet, curl up your toes.
'Cause when it comes time to choose,
Don't you fret, don't get the blues.
When it comes to this election,
Don't vote for the big erection.
Think about the fucked undergrad,
Think real hard, get real mad.
Let this be a lesson to you,
Fuck with us and we'll fuck with you.
the Ubyssey
14 January 1993
The UbyMey I* a founding member of Canadian University Pre**
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are
those of the staff and not necessarily those of the university
administration, or of the publisher. The editorial office is Room
241K ofthe Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279
It was playtime. Destination - playhouse. Niva Chow and Gregg
McNally went first, holding the door open for Sara Martin, Taivo Evard,
and Graham Cook. The budding newshounds were in search of a scoop,
much to the delight of Graham Coleman. Once inside, Doug Ferris was
the first to notice, the best toys were missing. "Where is math Barbie?"
wondered Liz van Assum, forgetting her tetanus inspired lockjaw. She
shared her grief with Ted Young-Ing... Steve Chow just laughed.
Sarah OTJonneu noticed the hole in the floor and then the eyes.
Being the adventurous one, Tessa Moon decided to investigate. Steve
Scan and Pat McGuire followed.
Siobhan Roan tree and Christine Price, partners in gossip, noticed
someone was missing. "Where's the Pollywog? He was supposed to be
here." But Tanya Batteraby hadn't seen him. "Maybe he's down there,"
said Kirsten Murphy, pointing to the hole in the floor. Unfailingly the
Pollywog burped much like old faithful from the depths of the darkness.
Fish followed and flailed faultlessly. Michelle Wong heard him
say "Og eg", thought it was blasphemous and left the building. Dawn
Lessoway, of course, decided to remain pagan and change the story
while she's at it
Then more voices could be heard, "Og, og." What could it mean?
Would they soon find the Pollywog? Unlikely. It seemed he didn't want
to be found. Perhaps next time...
Editors
CoonHnstinf Editor. Douglas Ferris
News Coordinator: Orariam Cook
News Editors: Sara Martin, Talvo "Foghorn" Evard
Culture Coordinator Stovs "Vishnu'' Chow
Culture Editor Tsd Young-Ing
Photography Coordinator Siobhan Roantrs*
Production Manager: Lb, van Assum
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Letters to the Staff
Dissection, man.
Heavy.
I applaud the department ofbiology for taking the
initiative in considering
eliminating animal dissection as a required lab activity
at UBC. This move would
follow the lead of numerous
universities both in North
America and overseas.
In England , dissection
is no longer required even at
medical schools and that
country's doctors enjoy fine
reputations.
Although there may be
some debate as to the value of
dissection, there can be no
denying that dissection in a
terminally invasive procedure for the animals involved.
It would seem to me that life-
science shouldbe the study of
life, not its cessation.
Sincerely,
Bob Chorush
Vancouver Humane
Society/
Coalition for
No Whales in Captivity
Dissection, baby.
The razor's edge.
Re: Dissection and vivisection articles
Dissection and especially vivisection, rather than
helping students learn,
teaches them insensitivity
and a total lack of respect for
the life being studied.
While animals are purposely sacrificed to the god of
Science, there are thousands
of animals destroyed at the
SPCA and Vancouver pound
every year. These animals
should not be vivisected, dissected alive, but they could
be used in dissection. There
are some very sophisticated
teaching resources available
as well, not only books.
Think of it this way,
would you kill a human to
study its biological and
physiological workings? No,
we study cadavers. The same
should apply to other animals. Those that died a
natural death and those the
SPCA destroys could be
studied. It is about time a
more progressive attitude
towards learning and life is
adopted
Lisa Penney
Arts One
Dissection, dude.
Digit
Congratulations to the
department of Biology for
considering eliminating animal dissection as a required
lab activity in the following
school year (Wednesday, Jan.
5,1994).
With the plethora of alternatives available, (computer programs, anatomical
models, videotapes, discs and
slides and books), there is no
reason to continue such an
out-dated, wasteful and unethical practise.
Perhaps with this as an
example, high schools will
alsoconMderittimelytomake
a change in their biology requirements. The end result
can only be positive, for the
animals, and for the students
and their attitude towards
life.
Sincerely. Debra
Probe rt
Director ofthe
Vancouver Humane
Society
Would the Real
1993 SAC Secretary Please
Stand Up!
During elections, candi
dates use any means neces
sary to gain votes. However,
misrepresentation is not
looked upon as a favourable
technique, especially when
one tries to deceive the public
by manipulating technicali
ties. This year in the AMS
elections, one candidate has
claimed that he/she was the
SAC Secretary for 1993. This
person actuallyheldthat position for about a month and
a half in 1993, after which I
took over for the remainder
ofthe year. More correctly,
he/she was SAC Secretary
for 1992/1993.
The radical Beer Faction was so disturbed by such
unscrupulous tactics that
they have decided to address
this "oversight" of the candidate by claiming themselves all as SAC Secretary
1993. The list of SAC Secretaries for 1993 is too long to
mention here as apparently
anyone who has been in my
office qualifies to list it as job
experience.
Unfortunately, this
gross exaggeration of the
truth has caused a great
many problems. People who
are looking for the SAC
Secretary call and ask for
this person and are told that
he/she has not worked for
the AMS in a very long time.
Indeed, it is me, the SAC
Secretary, they are looking
for. I hope that this letter
will clarify to all the clubs
and others that I Grant
Rhodes, am the SAC Secretary 1993-1994.
SAC regrets any inconvenience that this candidate
may have caused. The candidate will remain unnamed
to deal with his/her won conscience.
Grant Rhodes
SAC Secretary,
Feb. 1993-present
Let's gain some
perspective
To the editor:
I write with regards to
the threatening letters sent
to the Counselling psych de-
partmentand the consequent
outcry from the politically
correct band wagon that this
is another instance of "vio
lence against women." To my
understanding, these letters
are targeted not at women in
general but at feminists in
said department. Would it
not then seem more reasonable to say "violence against
feminists" or even "backlash
against feminism"? To say
"violence against women"
would not only be inaccurate
but presumptuous. All
women are not feminists.
Please, do not misunderstand me. I do not mean to
say that these letters are any
less reprehensible because
they target feminists, but
merely point out that feminism is not a belief universally heldby women. Further
more, I must ask feminists if
they think they can verbally
abuse male students with
impunity, and also what action they expect the University to take? As to the first,
some men may take strong
offense to the persi stent male
bashing in some departments
(again I do NOT condone
these letters), the weaker of
which could resort to such
petty tactics. For the second,
do they want an Spanish
Inquisition style investigation so they can simply put
all male students to The
Question (to which there is
only one answer, of course)
or would they settle for the
screening od students for
undesirable beliefs (in which
case I suggest good legal
counsel before endeavoring
to grossly violate students'
freedom of belief and expression).
David Tomas
Civil engineering
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cosmic Ubyssey, The eternal
Ubyssey, The life-giving
Ubyssey, The omnipotent
Ubyssey. FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 1994
RANT BY FOGHORN
THE UBYSSEY  15
Fucking fucking fuck
-vortex, that is
by Foghorn Leghorn
It's 9 o'clock in Ontario.
It's 6 o'clock in BC. We're in nude production. We're going
to go to Steve's house to watch Sluts and Goddesses Video
workshop. Heavy moaning. Dildoes, vibrators. Mountainous
orgasms. Can't wait to get to the video. As for those of you who
aren't here... [cut due to possibility of libel -ed.]
Steve is now Vishnu. Niva has renamed herself Shiva.
Fuck the world, fuck 'em all.
It's now after seven am. We all want to go home very badly.
The fucking $10,000 CUP line is fucking busy, some butthead
saved over the news exchange so we had to print the Varsity's
shitty Yaqzan or Yazqan or whatever the fuck that dicknose's
name is' article. We experienced a major power surge, destroying
Shiva's letter, Vishnu's computer, and taivo's Sue. The PC's
have been fucking up constantly all day. Some play the videos.
Where to go from here. As Henry Rollins would scream, I've got
the gun in mouth blues. Family man.
Is that chlymidia on your breath, or are you just happy to
see me?
We are trying to look deeper and deeper into ourselves to
struggle through this bit of epic torture. It's like waking up into
a nightmare and wanting to go back to sleep again.
Fuck yuz all. You know exactly who you are. Yes, you.
Fuck the proofs, fuck the proofie woofies, fuck waldo, and
fuck you.
The fuckin' Ubyssey rises from the ashes like the phoenix
and reigns triumphant. Stand
back, look out, move over, and
plug your nose, 'cause we're 'a
comin'.
How many stories didn't
get edited? What the what?
Now let me tell you what I
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