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The Ubyssey Jan 30, 1990

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Array the Ubyssey
s   Hell, we can't
■      even spell
E    liable (oops)
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, January 30,1990
Vol 72, No 32
No Means No posters defaced
by Padrsiic Brake
HALIFAX (CUP) — Anti-date
rape posters were defaced with
sexist remarks at University of
King's C ollege just days after they
went up.
The posters, part ofthe Canadian Federation of Students'
awareness campaign on date rape,
featurec. the slogans "No Means
No" and "Say No! Hear No!"
But when they were posted in
King's residences, they were defaced with phrases such as 'No
Means Harder', and 'Date Rape is
"When I saw one ofthe posters
I rippedit down," said Tonya Lary,
a first year student at the college.
"King's is not immune at all to the
problems of date rape and sexist
Last semester, Queen's University students wrote similar
messages on banners which they
displayed in their residence windows.
"The defacing was sickening,"
said first year student Duncan
McCue. "More than anything it
was a parody of what happened at
"Everyone in our residence
saw the poster that was defaced,"
said McCue. "When I saw it I
ripped off the bottom part, which
had the second No scratched out,
and replaced with Harder in blue
A recent survey, of 120 of 700
King's students, conducted by the
student paper, the Watch,
showed 38 per cent of women felt
they had been pushed too far on a
date, and 69 per cent of women did
not think that their campus was
King's student council in con-
juction with the other six universities in Halifax, plans a week of
reflection from February 12 to 16
for students to examine sexism
and violence against women.
Centre threatened
OTTAWA (CUP) — Joe Katzman
says Carleton University's student council shoud "reform or
abolish" its women's centre.
The council vice-president
said the centre gets more complaints than all the council's other
services combined.
Carleton's student council
has acce pted Katzman's report on
the centre, despite objections from
the centre's collective.
"The very fact that some oppose the existence ofthe Women's
Centre is a justification for its
existence," said collective member
Kelley Castle.
The number one complaint
from students, Katzman said, is
being made to feel unwelcome in
the centre.
He said the centre doesn't
have a set mandate.
"From a conversation I had
with Eva [Lazar, coordinator of
the Women's Centre] the centre's
mandate appears to be anything
the collective wants it to be,"
Katzman said. "What this
amounts to is a $27,000 political
activist group for the members of
the collective."
Castle said she doesn't think
Katzman is in touch with the problems facing women or the role the
Women's Centre has on campus.
She said the centre's mandate
was to "offer a place for women as
a resource centre, a solace, and
their own space — a place where
women can discuss why women
are in the position women are in."
"Joe's mid-term report does
not reflect the situation in the
Women's Centre, and reflects only
his lack of understanding of, and
involvement with the service,"
Castle said in a written statement.
Castle said she has never seen
Katzman in the centre and has
never been told about the complaints.
Hallie Lecker, a UBC gymnast. This and other shots will be on show at the Annual UBC Photo Society
exhibit, Feb. 11-14 at SUB Art Gallery. frank barrieau photo
Cuts make finding a job a real challenge
by Chris Lawson
OTTAWA (CUP) — Employment
and immigration minister Barbara McDougall is expected to
annouce drastic cuts to the federal
summer job program, Challenge
'90, next week.
A draft copy of the minister's
announcement was leaked to reporters last Wednesday.
The announcement, slated for
today, said funding for the program, which provides grant
money to companies and organizations who employ students during
the summer, would be cut 44 per
cent from $118.8 million to $67
million this year.
The cuts are necessary to
decrease the federal deficit, the
announcement said.
It also said funds for Canada
Employment Centres wouldbe cut
from $10 million to $7 million.
McDougall would not comment on the cuts or the leak. Officials from McDougall's office did
not return calls.
"I think it's crazy," said NDP
education critic Chris Axworthy,
"When already students are finding it difficult to get summer jobs."
"It's disgraceful," he added. "If
there were lots of summer jobs our
there for students, it would be different. But. there aren't."
He said the lack of summer
jobs for students would affect
many people's ability to study.
"Lots of students depend on
summer jobs to afford college or
university," Axworthy said. "What
they're doing is robbing more
Canadians of their right to an
education," he added.
Canadian Federation of Students official Catherine Louli said
the cuts would mean more students relying on student loans to
pay their way through school.
Louli said the number of students graduating more than
$15,000 in debt doubled between
1985/86 and 1987/88.
Both Axworthy and CFS chair
Jane Arnold were surprised at the
size ofthe cutbacks.
"We had a meeting with
(Youth Minister Jean) Charest in
October, and he said there would
be cuts, but he didn't suggest they
wouldbe this drastic," Arnoldsaid.
Charest recently resigned as
federal minister for youth and
amateur sport over allegations
that he interfered in a court case.
Axworthy said between the
three per cent administrative fee
on Canada student loans, cuts to
federal funding for post-secondary
education and the GST, it's a very
bad time to be a student in Canada.
"It's not a good time to be in
Canada, period."
dance at
SUB for
New Year
Kottmeier fails to appear
The UBC student court convened last Friday to try former
Alma Mater Society director pf
finance Karl Kottmeier...but he
didn't show up.
Kottmeier sent a letter to
student court requesting the court
adjourn until the RCMP concludes ite investigation of the recent AMS affair. Kottmeier was
held "in contempt" of the court,
which rescinded his AMS privileges until he appears before
"I wasn't surprised," said arts
representative on council Helen
Willoughby-Price, one ofthe three
students; who filed the charges
against Kottmeier. "I can hardly
blame him for not showing up."
Willoughby-Price, Ian Hiscoe
and Walter McKay allege that
Kottmeier violated the AMS' bylaw that states: the court shall
exercise disciplinary powers over
an individual in alleged violation
of the Society's Constitution, Bylaws or Code,.... and for any behaviour deemed unbecoming to a
member of the society.
Kottmeier resigned in early
January when an internal audit
uncovered a hidden account used
for personal loans to himself and
for beer and pizza, totalling
$8,500. CLASSIFIEDS 228-3977
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Traffic Hassles? GVRD transportation system planning,
speaker Doug Pederson, Sponsored by the Environmental
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Jewish Student Association/
Hillel. Famous Hot Lunch.
12:30pm, Hillel House.
Classic Subfilms. Film: Great
Expectations, starring John
Mills and Valerie Hobson. Directed by David lean. 12:40pm,
7:00 and 9:30pm, SubTheatre.
International Socialists. Public
Meeting: Socialism, Womens
Liberation and the Struggle for
Choice. 12:30pm, SUB 215.
International Socialists. Meeting: Gay Liberation and Socialism. 7:30pm, SUB 215.
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EXPERIENCED DATA ENTRY PERSON needed. Pay $8/hr approx. 10 hrs/
week. Set your own hours. Call: Ross
Woolley, Dept of Psychology, 228-5581.
SECURITY GUARDS. P/T & F/T available. Must by 19, mature and responsible.
Last summer with Student Painters managers averaged $10,200 in profits.   All positions and territories will be filled by Feb.
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Earn $6000-$18,000 running your own
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and Marketing of California Wine in the
dynamic Canadian Wine Industry. Excellent opportunity for Management development. Find out more from the Canada
Employment Ctr. Resume's accepted until
Feb. 9, 1990.
Young Liberals of Canada.
Speech, 12:30pm, SUB 207.
International Development Club.
International Development Days.
10:30-2:30. SUB Concourse.
International Development Club.
Speaker & slide show, Dr. Robert
Nush of SEVA, Blindness in Nepal. Noon, SUB Rm. 297.
UBC Dance Horizons. Learn all
the right moves in Jazz I dance
class. 3:30-5pm, SUB 200.
UBC Dance Horizons. Gene Kelly
wasn't always that good! Beginners' tap dancing class. 12:30-
1:30, SUB 201, Ballroom.
Campus Pro-Life. Organizational
Meeting, 12:30pm, Buch B220.
Clean the Air and Save Gas, SPEC
fossil fuels reduction campaign,
speaker Pamela Graham. Sponsored by the Environmental
Centre. 12:30pm, Buch D225.
Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. Torah Study with Rabbi
Imre Balla. 12:30pm, Hillel
PSA Psychology Student Association. Content Lecture - Dr. Janet
F. Werker, "Infant Speech Perception & Language Acquisition."
12:30pm, Suedfeld Lounge in
Kenny Building.
UBC Students for Choice. The
first of four lectures, "Choice is a
student issue" featuring Pam Frache - Canadian Federation of Students, Michelle Robicoux - Ontario
Coalition of Abortion Clinics.
12:30-I:30pm, Buch A202.
Earn up to $18,000 while running
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I NEED A BIG STORAGE space on or near
the campus, please call 222-8083 ifyou have
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word processing/typing. Student rates.
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Student Counselling and Resources Centre. Film: Everything
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Noon, Brock Hall, Rm. 200.
UBC Marxist-Leninist Study
Group. Discussion: Can the demands of the Western "democracies" and the U.S. help the working
people of Eastern Europe?
7:00pm, Buch D225.
Walter Gage Toastmasters. Meeting, 7:00pm, SHARP. Plaza
South, Bsmt. SUB.
REC UBC Disc Sports Club. Ultimate frisbee pickup game (co-rec).
Everybody welcome. 12:30pm -
2:30pm, McGinnis Field.
International Development Club.
International Development Days.
10:30-2:30. SUB Concourse.
International Development Club.
Speaker & Slide show • Mary Lindsey of USC Canada - Women in
Community Development. Noon,
Buch A204.
German Club. Panel Discussion
on German reunification and special music - all in German language. 8:00pm, International
UBC Dance Horizons. The funkiest of our Jazz I classes. 10:30-
12pm, SUB 200, Partyroom.
UBC Dance Horizons! It's never
too late! Beginners Ballet/Ballet I
class. 3:30-5pm, SUB 200, Party-
Philosophy Student's Association.
Conversation. Topic: Nick Sleigh:
"Island-Hopping Memes."
7:00pm, Graduate Centre 2nd
Floor Lounge.
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concerning low income
realities and communal
efforts to solve them call
Chung at 222-1992 or The
Ubyssey at 228-2301
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Hillel. Hebrew Classes, 12:30pm,
Hillel House.
Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. Meeting: Tom Sine will be
speaking on "A Critical Look at
Modern Culture." 12:30, Family &
Nutritional Science Building.
Campus Crusade For Christ. The
Door is Open! Fellowship Meeting
12:30, Prayer Meeting, 1:30.
Angus 215.
Chinese Christian Fellowship.
Invite your friends to Star Search,
OOF'S legendary talentless show,
fo an entertaining lunch hour.
Noon, Scarfe 207.
UBC Scottish Country Dance
Club. Meeting & practice — all
welcome. 7:30-9pm, SUB 205.
UBC Student Pugwash. Movie to
be followed by discussion, Movie/
Discussion "High Tech Babies."
5:30pm, SUB 211.
International Development Club.
International Development Days.
10:30-2:30pm, SUB Concourse.
International Development Club.
Speaker & slide show - Gail Harwood ofthe United Nations Association -Linking Africa with Canada. Noon, Buch A204.
University Christian Ministries.
Noon hour discussion on intimacy
with God. Noon, SUB 215.
Jewish Students' Association/
Hillel. Ony Shabbat Dinner, Cost:
$5. 6:00pm, Hillel House.
Musician's Network. Jam Night/
BZZR Garden - See Bob. JAM!!
Fun for all ages! (Joke). All welcome, paid members only on stage.
7pm - midnight, SUB Rm. 212.
is holding a contest to
select a logo design for
its club t-shirts.
The contest closes
February 7, 1990.
Designs should be
submitted Thursday
February 8th to the
Philosophy Student's
between 12:30 and 2:00.
The PRIZE for the
winning log is a $50.00
gift certificate from the
UBC Book store and
a PSA Club t-shirt
featuring the design.
The winner will be
announced at the
Friday, February 9th,
1990 (4 to 6pm).
For further information,
call 224-6899.
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including wisdom teeth
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January 30, 1990 NEWS
Godiva draws flak
by Laurie Newell
"How many of you consider
yourselves feminists?"
About fifteen people, a few
men notably among them, raised
their hands. But more than those
fifteen had something to say.
During lunch hour on Friday,
the AMS committee for equality
and unity sponsored an open discussion on sexism and feminism at
the SUB Conversation Kt. The
discussion is part of a series that
will be held every Friday
at 12:30 pm., focusing
on a different aspect of
hate and discrimination
on campus.
This first open forum touched on language, gender stereotypes, the Lady Godiva
ride, power, and other
issues inherent in relationships between
women and men.
Evoking the most
vocal response was the
Lady Godiva ride, an
event held last year by
the engineering undergraduate scciety.
AMS coordinator of
external affairs Vanessa
Geary initiated the topic
by saying a motion she
had put forward in last
Wednesday's council
meeting to ban the
Godiva ride, was defeated, based on arguments for tradition, the
morale it raises among
engineers and freedom
of expression.
To make the public
aware of how the cur-      Carol Hui
rent engineers'rendition has desecrated the Godiva myth, a woman
recounted the story ofthe original
"The legend of Lady Godiva
involves a woman who protested
in order to have her husband acquitted of trump charges. The legal council jokingly remarked that
they would release Lord Godiva if
she rode through town naked. The
town was in shock when she proceeded to ride, and everyone closed
their shutters, refusing to support
the council's attempts to shame
her. Everyone that is except some
one named Tom, who was then
blinded by the townspeople for
'peeping* at the naked woman,"
she explained.
"What is the connection between this courageous story and
engineers hiring a stripper to ride
through campus?" asked Carol
Hui, mediator ofthe discussion. "I
wonder how many people who
argue that the Lady Godiva ride
should be preserved know exactly
why the tradition should be kept?"
One man said the Godiva ride
and other sexist and racist acts
were the actions of people who felt
their economic and social prospects threatened. These underlying beliefs more than their manifestations should be addressed,
according to the man.
Some students saw attempts
at a legislative ban on the ride as
superficial, contributing nothing
toward changing ideologies which
perpetuate such actions, while
others considered legislation as a
crucial initiative to change these
Only one woman's comment
disputed the negative impact of
the ride, stating tradition for tradition's sake can be valid, and that
the ride is not universally demeaning, as women must "identify
with the woman of the horse" in
order to be demeaned.
"(I do not see) what the ride
has to do with any other women,"
she said.
In discussing heterosexual
relationships, Hui talked about
male friends who had
become afraid to compliment women for fear of
being called sexist. Others commented that the
persistent power differential between women
and men supporting
stereotypes such as the
image of "man as breadwinner" must be challenged.
The most well-
received comments ofthe
discussion, drawing applause, were those that
insisted "the emancipation of women is also the
liberation of men" from
persistent gender stereotypes and outdated social roles.
Students who
came only to eat lunch or
donate blood were also
drawn into the discussion
as it progressed.
Krishna   Pendakur, one of the men
who attended the discussion said, "I see forums as
political acts whose aim
is to stimulate thought
among people  who are
not fixed in their beliefs, to swing
people who are willing to think."
"This forum was successful in
reaching some of these people and
a   symbolic   effort   challenging
widely held beliefs about sexism in
our society."
"It was a good idea, except it
did not attract enough dissenting
opinions," said Rebecca Bishop, an
audience member. "Most people
expressed feminist sympathy including the men who spoke. Some
heated debate might have provoked people to think more about
the issue."
Folded posters hurt
by Christina Chen
In a public exchange entitled
"Hate Hurts" the AMS committee
of equality and unity kicked off its
first open discourse with students
last Friday to illuminate existing
discriminations on campus.
An outcry arose when it was
discovered that some students
had attempted to plague the session by spoili ng posters put out by
the committee.
The original posters include
the words "Elate Hurts" stamped
above a wall with homophobic,
racist, and sexist graffiti. A few
individuals, however, folded the
posters so that only graffiti, like
"Eat shit homos," and "Arabs
should be put into camps to cure
their sickness," showed.
"I was shocked. I can't believe
that people would try to turn
something thafs so positive and
making it negative," said Vanessa
Geary, AMS coordinator of external affairs.
"This just shows the profound
need for these forums to bring to
light people's discriminations and
The committee was founded
in late November by AMS ombudsperson Jessica Mathers after
receiving numerous complaints of
discrimination from UBC students.
"Discrimination is evident on
campus," said Mathers. "It
becomes apparent just by reading
washroom walls. There are no
bounds to discrimination."
In addition to addressing racism, sexism and homophobia, the
committee also tackles untradi-
tional discriminations such as
those suffered by the poor, the
physically unattractive and the
"The Hate Hurts discussion
put on by the committee is a (way)
for students to express themselves," said AMS president Mike
Lee. "Many did express openly and
freely about what must be done to
fight hate and harassment on
The committee is in the process of getting permission to stamp
the slogan "Hate Hurts" over the
graffiti expressing hate and resentment.
"Getting money from the AMS
to publish pamphlets to dispel
popular misconceptions about
discrimination is our next goal,"
said Carol Hui, a committee
member. "We are trying to get a
representative from each of the
minority groups, which should
have a voice to tell their stories."
The UBC Gays and Lesbians
have already agreed to publicly
share their experiences of being
discriminated against. The committee has scheduled a discussion
on homophobia for the third week
of February in conjunction with
Gay Week.
"This committee tackles issues
which concern most students on
this campus in terms of how they
relate or interact with one another," said Lee.
"Stereotyping, racism, harassment are barriers which must
be and can be taken down through
efforts to promote better understanding, as the committee is attempting to do."
The next open discussion will
concern racism and is slated for
Friday in the SUB conversation
pit at 12:30 p.m.
Important statement
about Andrew Hicks
The Ubyssey refers to the article by Joe
Altwasser that appeared on January 26,
1990; on page three in The Ubyssey. Some
people may read this article and construe
that director of administration Andrew-
Hicks was involved in activities of a similar nature as those alleged against former
director of finance Karl Kottmeier. We did
not intend to suggest that Mr. Hicks be
linked to Karl Kottmeier or that he committed any infraction of a similar nature.
We hereby retract any such suggestion
and apologize for any inconvenience and
embarrassment caused to Mr Hicks.
Essentially, the article intended to report the fact that Mr. Hicks had so far not
clarified his earlier statement regarding
the Victoria Invasion and the "official business" accounts for purchase of beer and
pizza for committee meetings.
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by Catherine Lu
The Student Environment
Centre is launching a voluntary
carpooling program as a part of
transportation week, challenging
the commitment of students to
environmental principles.
A ride-sharing program "is
something a responsible university should have in the first place,"
according to Jon Zasada, member
of the SEC Transportation Committee.
While enrollment in the program is entirely voluntary, students shouldn't wait for a crisis to
happen before they act responsibly, said Ann Vogt, another SEC
"Vehicle exhaust is the prime
cause of pollution in the Lower
Mainland," said Vogt. Some students are compounding the problem by driving to school alone, she
A recent sample, conducted
by the SEC, of cars coming onto
campus, showed the majority of
cars contained only one person,
the driver.
The study found that seventy-
one per cent of vehicles observed
had only one person in them, 22
per cent carried two people, and
only three per cent of cars had
three or more people in them, said
another SEC member, Tim
The sample was conducted on
January between 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
at Blanca and the 10th and 16th
avenue gates.
Students can't afford to add to
the pollution problem by driving
alone to campus, Vogt said.
Besides helping the environment, students will find it necessary to share rides in the near
future due to shortages of parking
spaces, said Zasada.
Zasada cited the imminent
closure of one B-lot, containing
700 parking spaces, this spring or
summer as a result of campus
"People will be stuck parking
out on the roads and end up taking
the bus to get here," he said. "Ride-
sharing will become a necessity."
The SEC ride-sharing program will be administered by
Speakeasy staff throughout the
year, and is available to all UBC
students, faculty and staff.
To promote the program, the
SEC Transportation Committee
decided not to waste paper by
putting up posters, but will be
running around campus in a cardboard car.
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BoG debates Shell
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
UBC Board of Governors defeated a motion calling for a boycott of Shell Canada Ltd products
this past Thursday, but only after
considerable debate among its
The motion was put forth
spontaneously by a board member
after a presentation by arts representative Helen Willoughby-
Price, on behalf of UBC Students
for Free Southern Africa.
"We feel you [BoG] shouldn't
deal with or contribute to a company that profits from apartheid,"
said Willoughby- Price in her
speech to BoG.
The presentation was accompanied by a written proposal with
800 students' signatures.
Willoughby-Price said Shell
Canada is 79 per cent owned by
Royal Dutch Shell, which has investments of more than $500 million in South Africa.
According to UBC's financial
statements, UBC is listed as purchasing $117,114 worth of Shell
Canada products for the fiscal
year ending March 31, 1989.
But Shell Canada Ltd is not
on the Canadian government's
blacklist of companies that should
be boycotted because of their investment in South Africa.
UBC president David Strangway saidletters issued by Minister
of External Affairs Joe Clark explicitly stated that Shell is not on
the list.
"UBC's policy regarding Shell
will remain consistent with the
government's external affairs policy," said Strangway.
"We are accepting and follow
ing it. The government's strategy
has worked remarkably well."
Yet, according to UBC students for Free South Africa, Shell
"fuels the racist system of apartheid by: providing supplies for the
armed forces and the police..."
But Strangway said the BoG
has received no information that
Shell has ties to military South
He said neither he nor other
BoG members will carry on independent research to determine
whether Shell can be linked to
military spending in South Africa—research which should be
done by the national task force.
BoG student representative
Tim Bird said: "It was evident that
there was not enough information
available to make decision on political grounds. Based on the conflicting information, no one knew
exactly what the case is."
And yet, UBC might make
such a decision not on political but
economic grounds.
In the presentation,
Willoughby-Price noted the financial benefits—higher discounts off
gasoline purchase—offered by
another company, Chevron Canada.
Said Bruce Gellatly, vice-
president of administration and
finance: "I will be asking the Purchasing Department to investigate the prices, in which case the
university would go with the best
economic deal."
UBC students for Free Southern Africa will make another presentation on March 1 to BoG, this
time with more evidence against
Shell Canada.
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UBC slides into first place
by Dale Fallon
The Thunderbirds men's basketball team staked their claim for
top ranking in Canada with two
weekend victories over the visiting University of Lethbridge
UBC won 86-75 on Friday and
pulled out a 78-69 win on Saturday
in action at War Memorial Gym.
It was a far from a stellar
offensive performance on the part
of the T-Birds, but their clearly
superior talent was enough to
grind out the wins over the pesky
UBC's depth was made apparent by their success without
injured Al Lalonde and J.D.
Jackson, who had been sick all
week before the games.
The team's physical ailments
may not have been the only factors
which contributed to their somewhat sluggish performance, according to UBC head coach Bruce
"It's not a commendable fact,
but it really was a struggle (getting motivated) after last week
with UVic," said Enns.
On Friday, Brian Kannekens
of  Lethbridge   contributed   18
points, and was the game's top
scorer. He was followed by UBC
guard Brian Tait with 17, and forward Jason Leslie with 15.
UBC shot over 40 percent
from the field on Saturday, up
considerably from their barely 30
percent success rate ofthe previous night. Jason Leslie was the
game's big gunner, working inside for 26 points, along with a
game high nine rebounds.
On Saturday the T-Birds
looked ready to run away from
Lethbridge in building up 39-29
halftime lead. After the break
however, the 500 fans on hand
grew increasingly frustrated as
UBC stumbled, and proved incapable of taking control. The
Pronghorns narrowed the gap to
65-63 with five minutes remaining, but were unable get any
The second half charge was
led by Pronghorn Harbir Bains
who scored most of his 18pointsin
the stretch run, but unfortunately for his team, wasn't converting on many of his numerous
free throw chances.
"Overall defence saved us
both nights—we just didn't click
well offensively", said Enns after
the game. "Our real difficulty has
been shot selection."
He was hopeful that his squad
could put this rather frustrating
weekend behind them, as any
lapses will hurt the T-Birds in the
extremely competitive Canada
West as the playoffs approach.
This coming weekend, UBC
travels to the University of Saskatchewan where they'll play a
pair of games against the Huskies.
With six regular season games
left, the T-Birds are 11-3 and alone
in first place by one game in their
UBC Pucksters
butcher Bisons
Eat your wheaties, dammit.
by Michael Booth
T-Bird forward Jay Barberie
scored three goals to help the UBC
puck-Birds sweep a pair of crucial
weekend games from the visiting
University of Manitoba Bisons.
Barberie scored one goal in
Saturday's 3-2 T-Bird win before
adding two more in Sunday's 4-1
triumph over the third place Bisons. The wins allow the T-Birds to
keep pace with the fourth place
Regina Cougars who also recorded
two wins over the hapless Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Saturday's contest was a hard
hitting, chippy affair as the Bisons, who wear perhaps the ugliest uniforms in all of hockey, took
advantage of referee Jim Fisher's
reluctance to call anything but the
most blatant infractions.
The most serious of the incidents, Bison forward Jason Taylor
clipped T-Bird winger Gregg Del-
court in the throat with a high
stick. Despite the viciousness of
the act, Taylor escaped with only a
five-minute penalty and returned
to the game in time to receive
another penalty for a two- handed
slash in the final minutes.
The first period was a scoreless affair despite numerous opportunities at both ends of the
rink. Barberie opened the scoring
at the 15 second mark ofthe second period when he took his own
rebound off Bison goaltender
Richard King's left leg and flipped
it into the top corner of the net.
UBC increased its lead to 2-0
when forward Dave Cannon slid a
pass into the slot area. T-Bird
winger Jeff Crossley then slapped
the puck over King's attempted
poke check and into the net for his
first goal at UBC.
After some sustained pres
sure and several amazing saves by
T-Bird netminder Ray Woodley,
Manitoba got credited with a
powerplay goal when defenses
Mike Bettens put the puck in the
UBC net with the goal off itsmoor-
UBC restored its two-goal
advantage less than a minute
later when defenseman Scott Friz-
zell's innocent looking wrist shot
from the point was deflected by
forward Joe Sobotin past a
startled King. Manitoba scored a
powerplay goal early in the third
but the UBC defense held on the
rest of the way to preserve the 3-2
Sunday's game was much
slower and less intense than the
night before and the T-Birds
jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by
Delcourt and Barberie before
Manitoba replied with a goal by
forward Mark Edwards. UBC
winger Scott Fearns made it 3-1
midway through the third when
he slid the puck under a sliding
King. Minutes later Barberie
broke free on a breakaway and
threaded a shot through King's
legs to salt away the win.
T-Bird coach Terry O'Malley
was pleased with Barberie's play,
especially because of the line juggling he had to do before the
"Mike Ikeda came down with
the flu so we had to make some
adjustments," O'Malley said. "We
moved Barberie between Cannon
and Crossley and the whole line
came alive."
"We had a consistent effort all
weekend and got the goals as well
as playing well." The T-Birds fly
to the prairies for the next two
weekend series, playingin Lethbridge and then in Saskatchewan.
Vol ley birds back on track and better than ever
by Wayne King
The UBC women's volleyball
team regained their winning
form, thumping the lowly University of Lethbridge Pronghorns in
weekend CWUAA action.
The weekend victories move
the T-Birds into sole possession of
the last Canada West playoff position.
The wins improve UBC's record to 10-4, good enough for second
place in Canada West and a third-
place national ranking behind the
number one ranked University of
Victoria Vikettes, who improved
their record to 11-3 with a pair of
road victories against the University of Calgary Dino's.
The T-Birds were decisive
victors in Lethbridge taking both
matches by identical 3-0 scores.
In Friday's opening match
UBC, on the strength of Sonya
Wachowski's 11 kills, won by game
scores of 15-5 15-4 15-7. Saturday's script looked much the same
as the T-Birds pounded their way
to a 15-2 15-8 15-11 victory. First-
year power hitter Jenny Raul led
the way Saturday with 11 kills and
brought her season kills totals to
158, good enough for sixth place in
the CWUAA.
Other statistical leaders include Sonya Wachowski, currently in eighth place on the conference's kills list with 139, and
Sarah Cepeliauskas who leads
Canada West in stuff blocks with
47. Sarah will be featured in next
week's volleyball player profile.
The T-Bird men's squad took
a break from tough Canada West
action this weekend and travelled
to Halifax to collect a bronze medal
in the Dalhousie Classic tournament.
The nationally fourth-ranked
T-Birds opened the tournament
with a decisive 3-0 victory over the
University of Moncton Blue Angels. Charles Hebert led the way
over the Blue Angels with 12 kills.
The host Dalhousie Tigers
were the next victims as the UBC
rolled to a 3-1 victory and a 2-0
record after the completion of the
tournament's opening day. The
team continued their winning
ways Friday defeating the Winnipeg Wesmen 3-0 and then went
up against a Dalhousie club team,
who handed the T-Birds their first
loss in the tournament semi-final
3-1. The win moved the Dalhousie
club team into the final where they
were defeated by the nationally
number two ranked Laval Rouge
et Or 3-0. UBC won the bronze
medal match with a 3-1 victory
over the host Dalhousie Tigers.
Dave Farrell and Rob Hill
led the T-Birds with 19 and 18 kills
respectively in the bronze medal
match and were both selected as
tournament all stars.
UBC head coach Dale Ohman
hopes the momentum and confidence the team gained from their
tournament victories will carry
over into their Canada West play
as UBC strives for a CWUAA playoff berth.
The team's record is now 4-2
and they are in second place behind the league leading Calgary
Dinosaurs  who  split a  pair  of
weekend matches with the visiting Victoria Vikings.
Splits seemed to be the trend
in Canada West men's action as
the third-place Alberta split with
last place Saskatchewan in the
other Canada West match. Winning on the road will be a key
factor for the T-Birds down the
stretch drive as they play their last
six matches away from the
friendly confines of War Memorial
Gym against Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Alberta respectively.
Next action for both UBC volleyball teams will be February 2-3
against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at War Memorial with the women's game begin-
ningat 6p.m. and the men's following at 7:45p.m.
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UBC topples Pronghorns
by Michael Booth
"The girls are upset about
those losses (to Lethbridge and
Victoria) and feel that they can
compete with, those teams. Now we
will get to play them back here and
will hopefully prove it."
coach Misty Thomas, Jan. 6,1990
The home court advantage
appears to have made all the difference as the UBC women's basketball team split a pair of weekend games with the fourth ranked
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
UBC won Friday's game 65-
59 before succumbing 68-50 the
following night. Coupled with
their split of games last week with
UVIC, the weekend's results mark
the second straight week that the
number 10 ranked T-Birds have
upset a higher ranked opponent.
In Friday's game the Lethbridge squad opted to try and run
with the T-Birds, a strategy that
proved fata, as the smaller but
quicker UBC players took control
of the game and raced to victory.
The T-Birds were led by guard
Val Philpot who notched 15 points
and five rebounds while forward
Tessa Valg chipped in another 13
points and six rebounds.
Fourth-year forward Virginia
Judd led the Pronghorn attack
with 24 points and nine rebounds.
The Pronghorns, having
learned from their Friday night
mistakes, changed their approach
and instead played a zone defense
that forced the T-Birds to shoot
from the outside.
UBC fell behind early and the
Pronghorns poured it on, building
up a 25-point lead before settling
for a 68-50 win.
Judd again topped all Lethbridge scorers with 18 and added
nine more rebounds while Valg
paced the T-Birds with 18 points
and six rebounds.
Lethbridge coach Trix Baker
said she may not have used the
right approach Friday but her
team's versatility allowed them to
come back and. win decisively the
next night.
"We used a different defensive
strategy tonight," Baker said. "We
knew they have to run to win and
we like to run too, but we don't
have to so we tried to force them to
shoot from the outside and not
allow penetration."
"(Friday's) loss will hurt us in
the rankings but winning by so
much tonight will help offset that."
UBC coach Misty Thomas
said that while rebounding remained a problem, UBC can beat
anyone if the team plays hard for
forty minutes and is given the
room to run.
"Rebounding is still a problem," Thomas said. "Lethbridge
could send a couple of big players
to the boards while we need all five
to go for loose balls. We aren't
blessed with a dominating centre
so rebounds become a team responsibility.
"We are smaller and quicker
than most teams so it makes sense
that they tried to stop our running.
UBC coach Misty Thomas
If we play a full forty minutes, we
can beat anybody. We must play as
well as we are capable of playing
and we have to play hard the entire game."
The women's squad now em-
barks on a pair of tough road series
against Saskatchewan and Alberta before returning to take on
the top-ranked University of Calgary Dinosaurs on February 16
and 17.
UBC waterpolo team at practice at Aquatic Centre
Ski-birds qualify for finals
by Sandra Stephanson
The UBC ski team's success in their past two races
has qualified team members
for the NCSA (National Collegiate Ski Association) conference championships in Boise,
Idaho to be held February 10
and 11.
This past weekend at
White Pass, Washington, 1_hte
women's team wrapped up
the Giant Slalom in blustery
conditions and edged out their
main competition from SFU
and the University of Puget
Sound (UPS).
UBC veteran Corey Henderson was a big contributor
to the victory and placed second overall with a time of
107.30 .74 seconds off independent racer Tracey McEwan and a full 2.62 seconds
ahead of SFU rival Tanis
Gill Taylor from UBC was
4th over_.ll with Christine
Piatt securing 8th spot.
This first-place result in
combination with the slalom
success at Crystal Mountain
on January 19 has the women's
team on top of their division
and defending their '89 Conference Championship.
Henderson said, "We are
very optimistic about our ability to place in the top two teams
to go on to the regionals. Our
goal, of course, is to go on to the
NCSA national championships, but it will be tough."
The UBC men are ranked
third in their division behind
SFU and UPS. At White Pass
this past weekend, SFU
walked away with the top
three placings but Mike Batho,
who has recovered from last
years' broken leg, pulled off a
5th place finish while rookie
Mike Wilson took llth.
The men's team placed
second overall.
This weekend at Grouse
Mountain the final men's and
women's teams will be decided.
Bird Bits
Squash Team Soaring
The UBC varsity
squash team, playing this
year in Vancouver Squash
League's Division 5, has
posted a 11-1 record so far
this season and lead their
division by four points. With
eight matches remaining,
they are poised to take the
league championship and
move on to the play-offs. In
Division 9, the junior varsity team has posted a 9-3
record and they find themselves in a tight battle for
the lead. Currently, the J.V.
squad is 3 points off the
pace, but they have been
gradually eating away at
this deficit. The next few
months should see some
exciting squash as both
teams vie for the championships of their respective divisions.
Waterpolo Birds
stay afloat
by Alberto Rubio
The UBC women's waterpolo
team will never be the same.
Women's coach John
MacMaster has set up an intense
hew training program this season
to increase the level of play and
justify the team's bid for varsity
The changes began in the first
week of January with a pre-season
training camp.
"At the camp I sensed the girls
wanted more," says
MacMaster.'So now I've put together a much higher-level program than they've been accustomed to, basically to challenge
MacMaster has structured
pool practices into an overall plan
that covers all the basic elements
of waterpolo. "Now the practices
fit as pieces to a puzzle," he says.
In addition, players are now
required to do conditioning exercises on their own time to keep up
with the raised performance standards.
With the new program
MacMaster has been able to recruit experienced players that
previously would not have considered participating. The number of
women players have jumped from
17 to 26 in January.
Among the new recruits are
national team players Linda
Speed and Clodine Hanson.
The team's competitive goal
for the season is to win the provincial championship in March which
will involve SFU, UVIC, UBC and
the provincial juniors team.
MacMaster says such goals will
raise the team's motivation for
The players have responded
well to the new program, says
MacMaster. Attendance and interest have i ncreased even though
practices are now much more
physically demanding.
The changes are really worth
it," says team player Sarah Si-
nanan. "We're getting much more
out of it now."
The only drawback to the new
competitive level is that the recreational aspect of the club has
suffered. "The new program
makes it hard for players just to
drop in," says Sinanan.
These program changes are
part of the UBC Waterpolo club's
general push for recognition as a
varsity sport. Both the women's
and men's teams have been lobbying the UBC Athletic Commission
since their application for varsity
status in September, but without
any signs of success to date.
"We haven't heard yet," says
Paul Sullivan, men's team player
and club co-founder. "We're sitting
around waiting to hear what the
story is."
Sullivan believes the club has
a good case for requesting varsity
status. "We are providing a service
in amateur sports, in an Olympic
sport," he says, "and I think we
deserve some recognition from the
athletic department."
To prove their competitive
character the UBC women's and
men's waterpolo teams participated in the national championships in Toronto last December.
The men placed second in the tournament, losing by one goal, and
the women placed fifth.
At present the UBC men's
club team is ranked number one in
the provincial league.
If varsity status is achieved,
players hope it will provide the
club access to facilities and human
resources hke nutritionists and
The club is also in need of
more and better pool time. Currently, practices are late at night
and mean a strain for players and
volunteer coaches.
The question of funding is not
a fundamental issue in the application for varsity status as the
waterpolo club is completely self-
financed. However, players are
forced to pay high registration fees
and Sullivan believes that any
subsidy would make the club accessible to a greater number of
But now that the changes are
in place the club can only sit and
wait while the committees decide.
"We have done a lot of things to
reach varsity level," says Sullivan.
"What else can you ask us to do?"
January 30, 1990
Poll Times & Locations lor Executive Elections
& Referenda on UBYSSEY Autonomy _ Changing Bylaws.
PAYROLLS:   10:00am-2:30pm JAN29th-31st
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Students Centre, Hebb Theatre, Law, MacLeod, MacMillan,
Scarfe, Sedgewick Library, War Memorial Gym, Woodward
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I support the incorporation of the Ubyssey student newspaper as a
society independent of the Alma Mater Society as of May 1st, 1990,
that Two Dollars ($2.00) of the Current AMS fee per active member
per year (pro-rated for part-time students), be transferred to the
Ubyssey Publications Society and that current student fees be
increased by Four Dollars ($4.00) per active member per year (prorated for part-time students), for a total of Six Dollars ($6.00) per
active member per year (pro-rated for part-time students), and that
all such fees shall be forthwith paid to this separately incorporated
Ubyssey Publications Society for the publication of an autonomous
student newspaper at the University of British Columbia.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT should no agreement be reached by May
1st, 1990 in good faith between all parties concerned (AMS,
university administration, UPS) the result of this referendum
question would be nullified.
Applications are now being
accepted for positions on
the student administrative
Applications are available
in SUB room 238.
Application Deadline: pm:
4:00 p.m. Monday
February 12/ 1990
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Mothers unlikely
to suceed
Tim Bird (Jan. 9, The Ubyssey) asks why few women run for
higher office, and speculates that
women need more role models to
encourage them to aspire to such
office. This makes sense tome, but
brings out an unresolved social
problem. This problem springs
from the fact that the most significant role models children have are
their own parents, and very few
children have mothers in high office. This is largely because
women in high office, or in most
other high-profile careers, choose
to have few or no children. The
choices these women make are
understandable, since it's a hell of
a lot of work to have a high-profile
career and have children and
spend enough time with the children to serve as a role model.
Affirmative action programs
help get women into such careers,
but as soon as the affirmative action stops, the pipeline of women
into such careers slows down,
because affirmative action does
little to increase the percentage of
effective (=parental) role models
the next generation of female children experiences. Some people
were surprised at the return to
traditional ambitions of so many
80's female teenagers, but students of cultural evolution were
The social problem is that
female participation in high-profile careers drops off as soon as
affirmative action ceases, yet
building discrimination such as
affirmative action permanently
into the career system generates
understandable resentment and
envy in those who are discriminated against.
This is a huge problem, and
like Tim I don't claim to have any
comprehensive solution. What I
do suggest are two steps in the
right direction, aimed at making it
easier for women who so choose to
combine out-of-home careers and
children, hence reducing the need
for affirmative action.
First, the government should
take serious action to make the
mommy-track a realistic route to
out-of-home  career  success,  via
legislated work-site daycare facilities, maternity and paternity
leave, and other measures designed to equalize the work of
child-rearing between the sexes
and help parents work closer to
their children.
Second, individual women
who want children and high-profile careers should consider careers that can be successfully entered (or re-entered) later in life—
careers that demand high-level
generalist intellectual skills, varied experience, and the human
relations know-how one acquires
from rearing children. Long-term
planning helps for this route. A
degree now in a specialized, technological, memory-oriented field
won't help much later, because
what little one remembers is likely
to be obsolete. However, a degree
in a broad, comprehension-oriented field (dare I suggest philosophy?) will help immensely. Politics is an ideal late-entry career,
and there are plenty of others.
Women can have it all, but serially, not simultaneously.
Nick Sleigh
REFERENDUM:    That the AMS Bylaw 4 be amended from:     -an. 29, 30, 31 1990
1. A referendum for the society shall be called by the President upon:
(a) a Resolution of Council; or
(b) a petition duly signed by five percent (5%) of the active members or one
thousand (1000) active members, whichever is the lesser number, evidencing their
Registration Numbers, and delivered to the Vice-President.
2. The text of the referendum shall be drafted to ensure that the question is capable
of being answered "yes" or "no" and if in the opinion of Council a petition for a
referendum does not meet this requirement, Council shall forthwith refer the
referendum to the Court to prepare a clear and unambiguous question.
3. Subject to Bylaw 4(5), a referendum shall be put to the members not less than ten
(10) days and not more than thirty (30) days after the passing of a Resolution of
Council calling for the referendum or the submission to the Vice-President of a
petition referred to in Bylaw 4(l)(b), or not less than ten (10) and not more than
thirty (30) days after the Court supplies Council with a suitable text for the question
if the referendum is referred to the Court in accordance with Bylaw 4(2).
4. A referendum ofthe Society shall, subject to these Bylaws, be acted upon by
the Society where:
(a) a majority, or such greater percentage as may be required by the
Society Act, of the votes cast support the referendum; and
(b) die number of votes cast supporting the referendum is equal to or
greater than ten (10) percent of the active members of the Society who are
Day Members at the Point Grey Campus ofthe University.
5. No referendum shall be held except during the School Year.
1. A referendum for the society shall be called by the President upon:
(a) a Resolution of Council; or
(b) a petition duly signed by five percent (5%) of the active members or one
thousand (1000) active members, whichever is the lesser number, evidencing their
Registration Numbers, and delivered to the Vice-President.
2. The text of the referendum shall be drafted to ensure that the question is capable
of being answered "yes" or "no" and if in the opinion of Council a petition for a
referendum does not meet this requirement, Council shall forthwith refer the
referendum to the Court to prepare a clear and unambiguous question.
3. Subject to Bylaw 4(5), a referendum shall be put to the members not less than ten
(10) days and not more than thirty (30) days after the passing of a Resolution of
Council calling for the referendum or the submission to the Vice-President of a
petition referred to in Bylaw 4(l)(b), or not less than ten (10) and not more than
thirty (30) days after the Court supplies Council with a suitable text for the question
if the referendum is referred to the Court in accordance with Bylaw 4(2).
4. A referendum ofthe Society shall, subject to these Bylaws, be acted upon by
the Society where:
(a) a majority, or such greater percentage as may be required by the
Society Act, of the votes cast in the affirmative, and
(b) the number of votes cast in the referendum is equal to or greater than
ten (10) percent of the active members of the Society.
5. No referendum shall be held except during the School Year.
Note:    This referendum will be held in conjunction with the AMS Executive
Elections from January 29th to 31st, 1990."
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Sanctions are the
cat's meow
South African divestment
sucks. True. That is precisely why
most anti-apartheid campaigners
continue to press for more. Historical facts about the struggle of
the oppressed in S. Africa reveals
that no single strategy has caused
as much concern to the oppressors
as the pressure for economic isolation.
Early Zulu uprisings met
with ruthless firepower. Half a
century of peaceful approaches to
freedom led to the stiffening of
repressive laws that systematically and completely robbed non-
whites of their voice, and to infamous massacres as in Sharpeville.
A shift to more militant approaches sent Mandela and his
colleagues behind bars in Robben
Island. An educationist approach,
operated strictly within the confines ofthe law, led to the ghastly
assassination of its architect,
young Steve Biko, in the hands of
S. African security forces. The
Soweto massacres of schoolchildren,  peacefully protesting the
imposition of an inferior educational system, is still a fresh
memory in many minds. The statistics of those innocent lives that
the apartheid government has
claimed is staggering. Itis a living
reality that the ruling minority
will not consider talking freedom
with indigenous S. Africans (not to
mention that no black political
organizations are allowed to operate).
While the world has expressed its astonishment and displeasure, the racist oppressors
have either responded with a
phlegmatic silence, or by arrogant
warnings to outsiders not to 'poke
their noses' into S. Africa's internal affairs.
When in the mid 80's the
value of the rand was threatened
by pullouts of major multinational
corporations and a declining economic climate (both a result of
external and internal pressure),
white S. Africa was in a panic. If
divestment would benefit apartheid as Professor R.R. Christian
(The Ubyssey, Friday, January 5,
1990) suggests, why is white S.
Africa so opposed to sanctions?
The mainstay of the apartheid
system is its economic strength,
not doubt propped by the significant presence of western super-
companies. Contrary to R.R.
Christian's views, the economy of
racist S. Africa would suffer if it
loses the umbilical cord which
ensures its nourishment and good
health. If white S. Africa is concerned enough about non-whites
to fend for the latter's economic
development, then what is the
reason for apartheid? I suggest
that they only intend to maintain
the oppressive and exploitative
relations with non-whites that
sanctions seem to threaten.
The labour surplus that R.R.
Christian speaks of stems out of
the old policy of first depriving the
indigenous people of an independent means of subsistence, making
them subservient then exploiting
their labour; the very situation
that the liberation struggle aims
to correct. Good wages and a reasonable standard of living are everybody's dream for S. Africa.
Colour must cease to be a point of
reference in S. Africa.
Economic sanctions are designed to persuade those responsible for apartheid to come to
terms with today's realities and sit
on the discussion table with all
other parties interested in peaceful change.
As to whether or not the oppressed will suffer the effects of
sanctions....yes, they will. This is
the price they are willing to pay for
their freedom. Nothing can hurt
them more than apartheid under
which mass funerals have been
the order of the day for three decades. The arrogance with which
the apartheid regime carries on is
due to the relative comfort they
draw from their continued good
economic relations with the west.
Royal Dutch Shell and its subsidiaries are singled out because the
parent company's complicity in
the perpetuation of apartheid is
very direct. Shell signed a pact
with the S. African government
that authorizes the latter to take
total control of the company's operations in times of'crisis', i.e., for
the suppression of an upsurge in
the liberation struggle.
To Dr. Christian, I ask this:
What other roads to freedom are
open? What position must we
take? A defeatist one? South African men,  women  and children
continue to pay the ultimate price
for freedom which looms further
still because multinationals such
as Royal Dutch Shell continue to
equate freedom to profit dollars
and cents.
Lastly, to shift focus and suggest that anti-apartheid campaigners are fighting for 'some
other force' is to poison the well.
Anti-apartheid campaigners do
not subscribe to any 'isms'. Our
war is not against capitalism but
against apartheid and it is our
duty to discourage the institutions
that prop apartheid no matter
what isms' they represent. Whatever economist Walter Williams
says does not constitute the A B
C's for dismantling apartheid.
Simply being black does not make
one an expert on the S. African
situation and open-minded about
change. The fight against apartheid needs pragmatism, not abstract and highly speculative arguments. A criticism of the present strategy yawns with incompetence if there is no suggestion of a
workable alternative.
David Kojwang
UBC Students For a Free
S. Africa
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Editorial
Top ten reasons
to be happy!!
1) President Strangway has not sued The Ubyssey for any comments printed in this vile rag
during the past 12 months.
2) BoG chairperson Mr. Peter Brown has not
sued The Ubyssey for libel, slander, or any other
comments made in the vile rag during the past
12 months.
3) The Right Honourable William N. Vander
Zalm has not sued The Ubyssey for any comments written in these hallowed pages during
the past 12 months.
4) We don't have the GST taxing our books... yet.
5) Many of us at The Ubyssey don't get to
courses, so midterms fazeth us not. (We even
had trouble figuring out when they are.)
6) This ain't L.A.
7) George Bush is not the President of Canada...
8) Poland will soon be able to join NATO.
9) It appears that despite massive US attempts
to screw the electoral process, Daniel Ortega is
going to win the Nicaraguan elections.
10) Shell Canada of Calgary profits dropped by
50 per cent since 1988 while Imperial Oil of
Toronto reported a sag of 9 per cent.
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ooops: The Ubyssey would like to congratulate
Mr. Robert Laing for his outstanding answer to
question #3. But Mr. Laing was asked the wrong
question #3. Unfortunately the esteemed Mr.
Laing was asked the question for external affairs rather than director of finance. So, in conclusion, it was not Mr. Laing who was out to
lunch with his answer. Rather it was The Ubyssey with its question. Sorry about that, Rob.
[But not as sorry as the staffer responsible, who
has been entered in the Hell Jeopardy Tournament of Champions ("I'll take Dante for $400,
January 30, 1990
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The long and winding road, that leads to our door, will never
disapear (aa long as Martin Chester is here). Chung Wong had seen
that road before, it always led Joe Altwasser and Yuki Kurahashi
here. Lead me to the CUP office door (Keith Leung). The many times
the editors were alone, the many times Ted Aussem and Ernie
Stelzer cried. Anyway, youll never know, how many times Paul
Dayson and Rebecca Bishop tried. And still they lead Dale Fallon
back, to the long, windingroad... Ricky Hiebert left Franka Cordua
von Specht and Nadene Rehnby standing here, a long long time ago.
Don't keep us waiting here, Hao Li and Cathy Lu, lead us to the door.
Michael Booth arrived and brought us out of our reverie. Three
minutes to six—the typesetters work to rule. Wayne King and
Sandra Stephenson couldn't believe it. Alberto Rubio, Christina
Chen and Laurie Newell giggled, singing, the long and winding
deadline to Calvin Dang and Esther Besel. Yeah, yeah, fuck 'em if
they can't take a joke.
Jo* Altwascar • Franka Cordua-von Spacht
Keith Uung • Naoan* Rehnby
Not all animal
lighters are
Why is it that two
simple words like "animal
rights" can cause so much
anxiety? Some of the reactions I've seen would make
you think that the Vancouver Humane Society is just a
front for fanatical grandmothers with their
bomb-toting cohorts. In the
November 24th issue of The
Ubyssey I read a letter
claiming that "groups such
as Lifeforce, PETA (People
for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals) and ALF (Animal
Liberation Front) are very
dangerous". The letter was
written by a graduate student who added "I will request that my name not be
published...because I am
afraid of the actions that
may be taken against me by
members of animal rights
groups". This student
seems to know a good deal
about biomedical research
but he (or she) does not know
much about the animal
rights movement.
The majority of animal
rights activists belong to
groups like Lifeforce, and
send postcards—not bombs.
In Canada, 200,00 people
support humane societies
and over 5,000 have joined
animal rights groups since
1980. Support for animal
rights in the United States
is even greater. PETA, the
largest American group, has
over 200,000 members.
These groups distribute
pamphlets, write cookbooks
and hold celebrity fundraising concerts but they don't
destroy property or make
Unfortunately, the
media tends to focus on sensationalist news events and
groups like PETA and
Lifeforce don't receive much
coverage. What we do see on
our televisions is the ALF—
a small fringe group that
conducts "raids" on laboratories. Theseraidsconsistof
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breaking into research labs,
releasing the animals, and
causing damage to the facilities. The ALP'S actions
have been condemned by
virtually all of the animal
rights movement but even
these crimes are aimed at
property, not people. I've
injured by an animal rights
group—even the ALF.
This grad student's attempt to define what is "true
to form for animal rights
groups" has no basis in fact.
He/she accuses all animal
rights groups of participating in "terrorist activities,
such as arson and bombings" without providing any
details or examples to back
up these accusations. The
ALF has damaged property
but even their actions can
not be used to discredit the
whole animal rights movement. That would be as
unfair as condemning all
environmentalists because
of a few tree-spikers.
Danishka Xjmm
Arts 3
No surprise
"Strangway didn't
want mass protests during
the anniversary year since
they are trying to present a
good public image for fund-
raising purposes."
This quote, delivered by
Vanessa Geary in Jan. 12's
issue of The Ubyssey, is one
of the most ironic statements I have ever read.
Now, usually Fm not one to
agree with the policies ofthe
university, but in relation to
student tuition fees, this is
one ofthe stranger quotes of
the year.
Vanessa: Do you understand how the University
gets its money? If your
group would, for once, stop
pulling such stupid stunts
and approach and lobby the
real source of the problem,
the Provincial Government,
then perhaps someone
would start to believe you. I
know and agree there is a
problem with rising tuition
fees at the University, but if
your group protests against
the university trying to
raise funds in any way, you
are shooting yourselves
(and ourselves) in the back.
The TV and Radio stations are now taking interest in UBC due to this year's
fantastic PR effort on the
part of the AMS and the
University itself. Why won't
you guys bring your problems before them. I'm pretty
sure they'll provide more
massive coverage than a
minor demonstration such
as this.
And you, R.J. Moorhouse. You said that in the
1915 protest, the students
were trying to get more
buildings constructed on
campus. They were stating
to the public that they were
united and needed building
space. There were no signs
in the original, but just a
simple statement made poetic by their idea.
I am extremely disappointed in your protest, and
feel in the future you should
look to helping the students
at UBC, instead of harming
them. Perhaps the AMS
should look towards working together with the university, instead of against
Keith McCall
Computer Science 3
Speak up for
I am writing because I
am disgusted with the AMS
Council's handling of our
$30 recreation levy. We do
not need another expensive
referendum when the last
referendum has already
shown that the majority of
students voted "No". With
the recent mismanagement
of student funds by the previous finance director, I
have no faith in the AMS
handling our student fees
and would like my $30 back.
I resent certain AMS Council members proposing alternative uses of my rec levy
or even considering another
referendum so that maybe
the SRC will be passed this
time. $30 may not seem like
a significant amount to
some AMS Council members, but with tuition and
textbook prices going up,
every little bitcounts. Iurge
all students who feel concerned about where their
rec fees are going to make
themselves heard to their
elected reps on council.
The sooner you act, the
sooner we may get our
money back.
A. Wong
Arts 4
Cudos to Kimberley
O'Donnel (Jan. 24, "Ecopu-
ritanism and You") for her
compelling comments on
the latest threat to planetary well-being...the "I'm-
better-than-you" syndrome.
Saving the earth (and coincidentally, our own asses)
requires co-operation not
coercion. If alienation and
pressure to conform are the
only tools at society's disposal in motivating more
ecologically appropriate
behaviour, then I _1 have no
part of the 'ecorevolution'.
The only real moral argument to be made here concerns one's own sense of
personal commitment and
resolve. To the extent that
my self-concept depends
upon the conformance of
others to my ideal, I have
failed in reaching a sound
moral basis for my own
behaviour. The experiences
of history teach clearly
enough to me that there is
no 'cause' so worthy as to
justify the intolerance and
buttheadedness of its proponents. I'd sooner live in a
dirty world full of ignorance
than a clean one full of arrogance and hypocrisy.
Marc Coulombe
January 30,1990 UTTERS
Reader judges
A headline in the Vancouver
Sun on January 13th, 1990 read:
"Sex-ruling judge heads for UBC
post." Judge Peter van der Hoop,
who recently described a three-
year-old girl as "sexually aggressive" has joined the faculty of law
at UBC as judge-in-residence.
What he will be doing is helping
law students who work out of
UBC's legal clinic. He is apparently a leading specialist in civil
procedure in B.C.
I shudder at the fact that a
judge who sees a child to be blamed
for her victimization will be "helping law students."
Will he be talking about education for those who interpret the
laws in our society? Will he be
telling the UBC law students that
it is OK for adults to exert their
emotional and physical power over
children? Will he say that adults
are absolved of their responsibility
to control their sexual responses if
children (or others) cannot control
theirs? It is extremely morally
and academically irresponsible of
UBC's administration to allow
this judge to become a working
part of this institution. I would
suggest that it would benefit our
society and our law students much
more if they were not under the
influence of one so ignorant.
To those law students who are
impressed by his credentials I ask
you: would you still think he had
something to teach you if it had
been your daughter or son whom
he described as "sexually aggressive?"
Evelyn Almassy
Reader owns
I would like to thank Beatrix
Paszner for her thoughts on how
Jesus condemned homosexuality.
According to Ms. Paszner, Jesus
condemnedimmorality. Now with
the aid of a dictionary (Webster's—if anyone cares) she shows
that immorality is defined as "inconsistent with purity or good
morals", "licentious". Licentious,
in turn, is defined as "marked by
lewdness: lasciviousness, unchas-
tity". Leaving aside unchastity
which is rather unimaginatively
defined as "not chaste" (although
it is the entry immediately preceding unchristian), lascivious is defined as "inclined to lechery." Flipping a few pages leads us to understand that lechery is defined as
"inordinate indulgence in sexual
activity." How this relates specifi
cally to homosexuality escapes me
however, I would like to share my
own interpretation of "immorality" (also with the invaluable aid of
Webster's). If lasciviousness is
defined as lewd and lustful, and
lustful is defined as sexual desire
often to an intense degree or as an
intense longing, and longing is
defined as "to feel a strong desire
or wish; to yearn, and yearn is
defined as "to feel a longing or
craving; to feel tenderness or
compassion; to long pine, hanker,
hunger or thirst," then most ofthe
world's population is immoral.
I would suggest that rather
than quibbling over semantics the
church and those who call themselves Christians aid those who
hunger and thirst for want of food
and drinkable water.
Vett Lloyd
Graduate Studies
FUS makes mugs
The Forestry Undergraduate
Society is taking a first step towards eliminating use of styrofoam in the food services in the
MacMillan building (Roots snack
bar). We are selling ceramic coffee
mugs with an appropriate forestry
logo in the hopes that everyone
that frequently drinks coffee or tea
will buy one. All profits from these
sales will be put towards recycling
projects in our building.
The FUS issues a challenge to
all other faculties (or any organization) to do something similar. If
you have already done something
along these lines or have any good
ideas then we would like to hear
from you. If you want more information we can be reached at 228-
6740 (ask for Dave Christie).
With increasing use of styrofoam containers by Food Services
it seems that the University is not
as concerned about the state of our
environment as with increasing
profits. One solution to this would
be for the students to force them
into cleaning up their act. Let's set
an example and start cleaning up
our campus.
Dave Christie
Forestry 4
Perspective on
Montreal reaction
I admit this letter is a long
time in coming, but then again, it
has taken me a long time to sort
through all the things I have been
feeling. As shocking as the events
of the Montreal massacre were, I
cannot help but find the aftershocks equally disturbing.
I have listened to the speeches
at the various vigils, and read the
reports on the speeches given by
people such as Ms. Geary and Ms.
Sheehan, and I am both saddened
and angered to note that these
individuals are only promoting
that which they say they are protesting. The singling out of groups
such as the EUS, or just men in
general, only serves to reinforce
the walls between males and females.
The truth is, the bloodshed in
Montreal would have been equally
horrific had it been fourteen men
slain, or fourteen old aged pensioners. In the great furor over the
feminist issues, many people seem
to have forgotten the human side
ofthe issue. All life is precious; the
desecration of that inalienable
right is an act of violence against
the human race as a whole, and
everyone, man, woman., and child
alike must grieve.
I suppose it was the exclusion
of men from the "circle of healing"
that really upset me. How can we
heal fragile, flawed humanity if
men and women do not come together to learn from one another,
to weep and mourn and rebuild
together? In the end, how can we
ever have equality between
women and men if we constantly
raise barriers between the two?
In closing, I'd like to say that
my heart goes out to the survivors
of the massacre. Many of the
speakers that I have heard say
that they grieve for the slain
women. But they are beyond our
pity and compassion. It is those
left alive who need our support,
especially the young men, who
must life with the terrible burden
of the survivor: the knowledge
that they were impotent to act,
and the secret guilt of being grateful that they are still alive.
Michelle Lynn Hull
Arts 2
Listen to your
life. See it for the
mystery that it is. In the
boredom and pain of it no
less than in the excitement
and gladness: touch, taste,
smell your way to the holy
and hidden momemts, and
life itself is grace."
(F. Beuchner, Nnw and Then, p. 87)
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Applied or Professional programs in 1990, then
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Key Features of the program are:
• Eight months on-campus intensive training in
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• 12 months co-op work team in an Asian country.
• Career targets include: finance, import/export
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An information session will be held Thursday,
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Class Council at the end of February.
The deadline for proposals is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday
February 21, 1990 and is final. No proposal will be
accepted after this date.
Proposals will be received
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Suzuki challenges growth's cost
by Calvin Dang
"If we are to have any hope of
avoiding past mistakes, then we
must remember the past, and
learn from those mistakes and I
fear the scientific community is a
long way from that. It is a monolithic, highly defensive community that is quick to beat down its
perceived critics."
David Suzuki is an angry
man. On Wednesday afternoon,
he addressed a full crowd in the
SUB Auditorium and relayed his
motivations for being involved in
the world of science.
"In our anxiety to show off
how wonderful science is, how
vital it is for our economy, how
important it is to solve pollution,
how critical it is to feed a world
that's hungry, our vested interests in science—the grants, promotions, the recognition and
awards—too often blind us
(from) many important questions that have to be asked about
the nature of science itself."
In a controlled, yet passionate voice, Suzuki explained why
he became a genetic scientist. In
1942, as a Japanese Canadian,
he and his family were stripped
of their rights as Canadian citizens. He is not bitter over the
three years he spent in an internment camp. His anger came
later, after becoming a professor,
when he realized exactly why he
was sent to a camp.
"That notion to get rid of
these people [Japanese Canadians] was an expression ofthe fact
that in the eyes of Canadians, I
had committed a crime of sharing genes with the enemy," said
"It was only then that I discovered that what had happened
to me in Canada was not some
David Suzuki: a volatile past and present.
mad expression of fear on the
part of British Columbians.
"What had happened to me
had been set in place by the scientific community of which I was a
Suzuki's energy is not fueled
by what has happened to him in
the past; it is driven by his fear of
the future. If the scientific community has spawned and nurtured such atrocities as those of
Nazi Germany, where Joseph
Mengele was a respected scientist, what will prevent us, asked
Suzuki, from the same mistakes
in the future?
The most pressing problem,
he believes, is our ignorance of
the  impending   death   of our
"Economics and ecology
should be companion disciplines
and yet economics acts as if ecology is totally irrelevant... Economics makes absolutely no ecological sense, itis completely disconnected from the real world...
They ground their discipline on
the assumption that...we will
have infinite markets to continue
to sell our stuff."
His speech was littered with
bold statements, yet these statements, with so much criticism
and accusations, were based
solely on hard and stinging
truths. Suzuki challenged the
audience to find fault in his
quirky logic—a task bordering on
the impossible.
There was resentment in his
voice as he talked ofthe government's emphasis on using
"growth" as the criterion on how
well we, as countries, have done.
"Growth is exponential," he
said. "Nothing on this planet can
grow exponentially, indefinitely."
He likened this concept to a
test tube, half full of food. Place
one bacteria cell in the test tube
and, in 60 minutes, the tube will
be filled with the bacterial offspring. If one examines the law of
exponential growth, at 59 minutes, the tube will be half full; at
58 minutes the tube will be 12.5
per cent full and, at 55 minutes,
the tube will only be 3 per cent
full. In other words, at 55 minutes, the tube is 97 per cent
empty. It is however, only 5 minutes from the end. It is logic that
cannot be defied.
The solution, according to
Suzuki, has to begin with us, the
inhabiters ofthe earth. The world
is at its fifty-fifth minute and we
cannot rely on science to save us.
"Every technology, however
beneficial, has a cost, and almost
always, the cost is unpredictable," said Suzuki.
Because of his extreme statements, many people in and out of
the scientific community do not
like Suzuki. According to Ari
Giligson, president ofthe Science
Undergraduate Society, Suzuki
is "sometimes regarded by people
as a fringe scientist...leaning
more towardsbeingan activistas
opposed to a scientist."
Some UBC professors, as
well, dislike his denunciation of
other scientists, but according to
Giligson, the general feeling is
one of enthusiasm for Suzuki's
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