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The Ubyssey Nov 25, 1997

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SUB, Brock become
forums for dialogue
U BC feels APEC heat
by Emily Yearwood
Panel discussions usually draw
more yawns than students at UBC,
but a series of APEC discussions
organised by APEC Alert members
pulled in hundreds of attentive students and onlookers in an 'occupied' SUB and Brock Hall Monday.
The students plan to continue
the teach-in today.
The sessions, dubbed "Free
University" by organisers, were
designed to educate students about
issues not addressed at APEC, like
globalisation and women's rights.
Speakers included Sunera Thobani,
past president of the National
Action Cornrnittee on the Status of
Women; Isabel Galhos, an East-
Timorese exile in Canada; Maude
Barlow, Council of Canadians chair,
as well as students and Vancouver-
based activists.
"The idea is to reclaim space on
campus where people will be free
to come out and participate...we're
basically doing what should have
been done a long time ago, which is
students taking over campus and
talking about things in a serious
way," said APEC Alert member
aiyanas Ormond.
The audience was receptive to
the speakers' messages. In the SUB
students filled the conversation pit
and overflowed into the concourse.
Staff in Brock Hall complained
that they couldn't hear people on
the phone because students there
were clapping so loudly. But they
didn't complain that the students
were there, saying the students had
a right to use the building.
Most students cited the high visibility of "Demo-Village," where a
growing number of activists are
camped outside SUB, and APEC
Alert posters as their reason for
attending the event. A fourth-year
hnguistics class voted to cancel
their regular meeting and came to
the event together.
APEC Alert members visited
classrooms last week to inform students about their stance on the APEC
conference and to encourage attendance at the panels. Monday morning, four teams of APEC Alert
activists visited classrooms in Buchanan, Henning and Hebb buildings
urging students to walk out at 9:30.
See p. 5 for more details
by Douglas Quan
An intense confrontation between anti-APEC
protesters and RCMP erupted on campus late
Monday afternoon following the arrests of
three activists for minor offences.
At 5:00pm, about 200 students at the Rose
Garden plaza started chanting "Shame on the
police!" as RCMP officers hauled APEC Alert
members Jaggi Singh and Aiyanas Ormond
The two had tried to make their way to the
Museum of Anthropology to extend the 'APEC
Free Zone.' The museum is at the heart of the
APEC security zone and is the setting for
today's APEC Economic Leaders Meeting.
Singh yelled, "We're peaceful protesters!" as
officers jostled him to the ground.
The arresting officer, Inspector Larry Kalaly,
explained that Ormond was arrested for
breaching the peace, and Singh for breaching
the conditions of his release. Singh was already
arrested earlier Monday for allegedly assaulting a police officer by yelling at him through a
megaphone during a protest November 7.
One of tlie conditions of Singh's release was
that he not return to campus. But "I signed
knowing I was going to come back," said Singh
at Wyman Plaza shortly before bis second
Singh then tore up the release affidavit in
front of a cheering crowd. "This is not grandstanding, tliis is something we really believe
Many oi' the onlookers at the Rose Garden
Plaza appeared shaken by what had happened.
Over 75 RCMP and Vancouver police and
four police dogs stood in the way of the crowd
as the activists shouted "Free Jaggi!" RCMP
tried to move the crowd back with the barking
dogs, letting them jump within centimetres of
students. One protester was in tears when a
police dog bit him. in the arm.
"Is this the way the police are going to deal
with peaceful protest?" asked Lilian Chau. "I
feel like this is a [prison] camp!" she said, pointing at the 12 foot barricades marking the security zone.
One woman tried to calm the crowd, yelling
into her megaphone, "This is confrontational!
We should consider breaking off!"
Emotions were already running high following the arrest of David Malmo-Levine a
short time earlier. Witnesses said police used
pepper-spray on Malmo-Levine and a small
crowd in the incident
According to an RCMP officer, Terry Hewitt,
a small crowd had congregated around the flag
pole at the plaza. When one person tried to
climb up tlie pole, police moved in. Malmo-
Levine interfered, Hewitt alleged, so police
used pepper spray on the crowd before Malmo-
Levine was arrested.
BURNED BY THE HEAT: Jaggi Singh and Aiyanas
Alert get arrested Monday afternoon, prichard
Following word of Singh's noon arrest, furious anti-APEC protesters mobilised an
impromptu demonstration.
Over 200 students chanting "Free Jaggi,
Junk APEC" temporarily halted traffic on
Wesbrook Mall as they marched from the centre of campus to the RCMP detachment where
they demanded answers from Lloyd Plante, a
campus RCMP Staff Sergeant
"The allegation is this: Jaggi walked up to the
security officer with a blow horn and shouted
in the security guard's ear. There was serious
medical treatment As it turned out, there was
breakage of blood vessels," Plante told the
But Singh, calling the
Ubyssey from the Richmond pre-trial centre, said
the only reason the RCMP
arrested him was to prevent him from taking part
in "Crash the Summit" a
demonstration scheduled
for today.
"Why didn't they charge
me there? Why didn't they
charge me a week after?
[the alleged incident]" he
asked. "It's obvious...to put
me out of commission for
anti-APEC protests. This is
repression of political dissent."
"They just grabbed me,
no badges, no ID, and I was
resisting. They put me on
the ground, cuffed me and
threw me in the car face
down;" Singh said.
Witnesses had similar
accounts. Bob Everton, an
SFU communications professor who was on campus
to   attend   an   anti-APEC
panel discussion, said he
walked passed Singh outside the SUB, then heard a
"I turned around and saw three RCMP officers, plain clothes, wrestling Jaggi to the
"A black car with tinted windows...came racing up, opened the back door, threw him in.
They sped off. It looked to me like an out and
out assault."
At 6:45, the RCMP declared the area north
of Buchanan Buildings to be within the security zone. Several dozen protesters who were still
there peacefully walked away and five more
had to be carried from the area by RCMP. No
arrests were made at this time. They all vowed
to return today to protest the leaders
Ormond of APEC
T-Birds take Vanier Cup
by Wolf Depner
When Mark Nohra came back to UBC for a fifth
year, he wanted to do one thing: win a Vanier
Mission Accomplished.
^ Nohra played hke he never missed two
games with a knee injury and Aaron Roed
kicked four field goals as the UBC Thunderbirds cruised to an easy 39-23 victory
over the Ottawa Gee-Gees in Saturday's
Vanier Cup at Toronto's SkyDome.
The game was played in front of 8,184
fans—an all-time low.
Nohra carried the ball 29 times for 166
yards and scored two touchdowns to be named
most outstanding offensive player ofthe game,
adding yet another trophy to his burgeoning
Nohra also won the Hec Crighton trophy as
the most outstanding football player in the
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country last Thursday on the count of
1,216 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
But the Hec is just the icing for
Nohra, only the third player ever to
win most valuable player honours
and the Vanier Cup in the same year.
'Story book—you can't ask for anything better,' said Nohra about his
season as teammates around him
emptied champagne bottles and
puffed on cigars.
"You gotta give him the ball and
let him carry it,' said UBC quarterback Shawn Olson about Nohra, a 24-
old native of Toronto. "We just rode
Mark's back today."
But if Nohra is the most obvious
hero in the Birds first championship
season since 1986, .Aaron Roed is the
most unlikely.
Seven weeks ago, Roed was just
trying to get through his classes after he quit
football to concentrate on his studies. One day
he bumped into UBC head coach Casey Smith.
Desperately needing somebody to kick and
punt the ball, Smith asked Roed to return.
Roed agreed and the kicking game once considered the team's biggest weakness, has been
solid ever since.
'Aaron Roed is an outstanding individual,"
said Smith. 'He came into a situation where he
didn't know where his feet were. But the end of
it, he showed where his feet are. He is a winner.'
Roed's four field goals were one shy of a
Vanier Cup record. He also helped shut down
Ottawa's much talked about return duo of
Ousmane Tounkara and Chris Evraire.
Deliberately punting the ball out of play or
bouncing it off the astro-turf on kickoffs, Roed
limited Tounkara to 30 return yards while
Evraire had only 13 on four returns. Evraire also
fumbled once, injuring his hamstring on the play
and setting up a UBC touchdown.
Evraire didn't fare much better catching the
ball. UBC cornerback Curtis Galick harrassed
Evraire like an overbearing nanny, holding him
to zero receptions. Tounkara finished with 99
yards on three receptions, one of them a 64-yard
reception in the second quarter.
But that was the only big play UBC's defense
gave up against Ottawa's offense, which went
two downs and out on five of eight first half possessions.
'I knew we could take them out of their
offense," said UBC defensive coordinator Dave
Johnson. "I knew we could take [Tounkara] and I
knew we could take [Evraire].'
Ottawa scored 16 points in the last two minutes to make the score more respectable. But it
was too little too late against UBC's defense. UBC
linebacker Stewart Scherck, who led the defense,
was named most outstanding defensive player
with seven tackles.
Things went UBC's way from the start when
Olson guided UBC to a 22-yard Roed field goal on
an almost perfect eleven play drive.
Ottawa punted the ball after their first two
plays, giving UBC the ball on the Ottawa 54. Olson
then put together another near flawless drive for
54 yards and scored from one the yard line.
The Gee-Gees came within five points early
second quarter. But an exhausted Ottawa
defense had no help from their offense and
couldn't stop UBC's multi-attack offense that
scored on four of nine first half possessions to
give UBC a 19-7 lead at half-time.
Two touchdowns by Nohra (one yard and 19
yards) and two Roed field goals (34 and 24 yards)
finished off the Gee-Gees in the second half. In
fact, the Birds were so sure of victory they gave
Smith the traditional Gatorade victory shower
with more than three minutes left in the game.-*?"
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Six students an^tedlorp" |
camping at Museum of Anthropology
Civil Liberties Assn. challenges student arrests
by Sarah Galashan
The Museum of Anthropology has
been a centre of protest since
Thursday with student anti-APEC
activists twice setting up tents and
being arrested in the spot where 18
APEC leaders are expected to stage a
photo-op Tuesday.
Four students were arrested for
refusing to leave the newly-landscaped area behind the museum on
Saturday, two days after they set up
a few tents there. And two more students set up a tent on Sunday night
and were arrested shortiy afterwards.
The students, members of APEC-
Alert, said they pitched camp at the
museum to reclaim space that has
been taken away from the UBC campus-community for the benefit ofthe
APEC leaders. The activists particularly oppose UBC's welcoming
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and
Indonesian leader General Suharto,
both known for atrocious human-
rights abuses.
And on both Thursday and
Sunday nights, the students setting
up camp said they knew that eventually, they would be arrested and
taken off the properly.
"I think it's atrocious that they
should be arresting UBC students
instead of real criminals like
Suharto," said Erin Kaiser, a UBC
.Arts student on her way to the museum Sunday.
"I'm worried they're going to
arrest us but I knew that was an
option when I walked into this in the
first place," said Kaiser. 'I think
[arrests] will bring attention to the
issue of human rights in APEC."
Kaiser, as well as Dustin Lang, a
first year Science student, were
arrested that night. The two were
charged with criminal mischief, as
were the four students arrested
Saturday, Jamie Macaulay, Anna
Lewis, Lindsay Davis and Matt Law.
Trevor Thompsett, an RCMP
superintendent, told the students
Sunday that they would be arrested
if they didn't leave the museum
"You are not permitted to protest
on this property," warned
Thompsett. "The end result is the
people who are arrested maybe confronted with criminal charges and
you don't look like the type of people
who want criminal records."
But while most of the activists
were willing to leave, some of them
decided earlier to risk arrest
The students were released after
signing affadavits that promised
they wouldn't take part in any more
anti-APEC protests. "[The student]
will not participate or be found in
attendance at any public demonstration or rally that has gathered
together for the sole purpose of
demonstrating against the Asia
Pacific Economic Cooperation
forum or any nation participating in
the so named Conference," read the
"We see it as an outrageous
breach of the students' Charter right
under section 2B, because they're
guaranteed under the Charter, freedom of association and freedom of
expression," said Craigjones, a UBC
law student and executive member
of the BC Civil Liberties Association.
Jones said the federal government and RCMP are dictating what
protesters are and are not aloud to
Additionally, the names of all
reporters present for the Sunday
arrests were taken by the RCMP.
When asked for what purpose, the
RCMP said only that it was for their
Museum grounds were closed off
to all but police and work crews
Saturday, 48 hours earlier than
police had said they would close the
area. Previously, RCMP said the area
would not be declared a security
area until Monday November 24 at
The change to the security zone
was made in a revised licence
signed by the university and the federal government, taking the museum and Norman MacKenzie House
,the university President's official
residence, from UBC control and
ceding it to title federal government
until after APEC.
RCMP and APEC organisers
came under criticism for the way
they handled media during the
arrests. A special media pool was
bussed from downtown Vancouver
on Saturday and several media
organisations, including the
Ubysseyweren't told about the shuttle.
According to Shane McCune, a
reporter for The Province, media
were told on Saturday they could not
attend the student arrests unless
they were in the pool. Journalists
who arrived on foot were met by
RCMP and police dogs.
"We felt it was quite bizarre,"
McCune said ofthe media pool. "But
on the other hand it's better that
there be media scrutiny, and [the
RCMP] made it quite clear that if we
went down there on our own we
were not going to get close."
On Sunday however, media were
forced to leave the museum before
RCMP arrested the two campers,
and while they were waiting for an
RCMP comment police took down
the names of some 12 reporters and
camera operators who went into the
museum area behind the protesters.
And Andy Rushcall, an RCMP
corporal on scene, threatened that
the reporters could be censured for
entering the area. The RCMP later
announced the reporters would not
face any consequences though.
UBC and RCMP representatives
said activists camped outside the
SUB will likely be allowed to stay
there during APEC.-*
 by Chris Nuttall-Smith
A member, of the BC Civil
Liberties Association (BCCLA)
has been attending campus anti-
APEC protests to make sure
police respect the activists' civil
"I have a long-standing interest in the human tradition of
political protest and they [the
BCCLA] thought that it would be
good if we have an observer to
make sure the conduct of police
is appropriate," said Craigjones,
a third year UBC law student and
a member of the BCCLA board of
At a protest last Thursday
night when some of the activists
living in the tent-city outside
SUB moved their tents to the
Museum of Anthropology—sight
of today's leaders retreat and a
high-security area since this
weekend—Jones said he worried
the students would be arrested
and jailed as soon as media left
the sight.
"My fear is they'll just let
them [tlie protesters], go there
and haul them away in the middle of the night—that's my fear,"
said Jones. In fact, the RCMP
arrested four of the protesters
on Saturday night with media
present and two more on
Sunday after media were forced
to leave.
Jones has been an asset to the
protesters. He challenged Trevor
Thompsett, RCMP superintendent, on points of law before the
student activists were arrested
for criminal mischief Sunday for
camping outside the Museum of
When RCMP made a list of
media who followed the activists
into the Museum security zone,
Jones lectured reporters on their
rights and on RCMP rights. The
media, including reporters for
Vancouver radio and television
stations, worried the RCMP
might prevent them from covering other APEC events.♦
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Tuition-battle decision expected next month
 by Chris Nuttall-Smith
BC Supreme Courtjustice Holmes
said Friday he'll likely decide next
month whether UBC followed the
provincial tuition freeze and UBC
policy when the university raised
tuition and ancillary fees this
Spring. And the decision could
mean students will get a refund
for the increases.
Four UBC students, James
Pond, Amir Attaran, Michael
Thorns and Annette Muttray, took
their case against the fee increases and UBC to the BC Supreme
Court last week. The students and
their lawyer, Cameron Ward,
argued that UBC ignored its own
consultation policy to increase
international graduate student
tuition by 210 per cent and by
raising tuition for domestic students by 1.6 per cent.
And they argued the 1.6 per
cent tuition increase and two
ancillary (extra) fees violate the BC
Consumer Tax and Rate Freeze
Act, which was supposed to freeze
tuition for Canadian students at
BC schools.
But if UBC students didn't
know the university was supposed
to consult them before raising fees
this year, students shouldn't
expect to get those fees refunded,
UBC's lawyer said in the third and
final day of arguments Friday.
Jim Taylor, defending UBC also
said that holding UBC to its own
policy on consulting students
about fee  hikes  would  hinder
UBC's legal responsibility to protect university interests.
"Legislation gave this Board of
Governors (BoG) the unfettered
legislative right to set and determine tuition fees pursuant to the
[University] Act,' Taylor said.
He also argued students
should have expected tuition
increases since the university calendar warns that UBC has the
right to raise fees without giving
A cornerstone of the students'
case is that they weren't consulted
by the university despite a 'legitimate expectation' of consultation
according to a strict timeline and
process laid out in UBC policy 71
(Consultation with Students about
Tuition Fees). Also they argued the
two contested ancillary fees are
really a part of tuition and so
shouldn't be allowed under the
provincial freeze.
In UBC's defense, Taylor set out
to deflate the 'legitimate expectation' argument. He showed correspondence that suggests students
at UBC—even Attaran, the law student and petitioner who prepared
much of fhe case against the university—didn't know about Policy
71 until long after students began
complaining about the fee hikes,
so they couldn't have a legitimate
And Taylor said international
grad students coming new to UBC
couldn't know about the policy.
"If you look at international students who have never attended
UBC, I haven't done a survey, but I
expect they don't know anything
about Policy 71," Taylor said.
The argument also served as
an insurance policy in case UBC
loses the challenge. If the university has to reimburse students for
the tuition and ancillary increases, only students who can prove
they knew about Policy 71 last
December are eligible, said
He also tried to strip some
authority from the policy, calling it
"internally inconsistent," "vague"
and 'a statement of principle." He
said it is not intended to bind the
university. And he said Policy 71,
if followed to the letter, doesn't let
UBC respond to financial emergencies by raising fees.
But the students' lawyer,
Cameron Ward, repeating arguments from his submissions
Tuesday and Wednesday, said
UBC has a duty to , student opinion on tuition fees during consultation, but it doesn't have to listen.
"Nothing in this university consultation process...is binding or
fetters it [UBC] in any way," said
The petition was heard by judicial review, an informal process
that lets 'witnesses' file written
testimony and is designed to
speed through court.
Judge Holmes said he'd try to
make a decision after mid-
December, but it might not come
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T-Bird shop pleads case to council
by Sarah Galashan
The future of the Thunderbird Shop
hangs in the balance and the shop's
employees are wondering what's in
After presentations to the AMS
discussing the pros and cons of
renewing the T-Bird shop lease, the
council chose not to decide whether
to renew the lease until a future
meeting, likely in January.
John Lecky, T-Bird Shop owner,
was given written notification in
June 1997 that the lease would not
be renewed. But that executive decision was tabled after David Borins,
an AMS Board of Governors representative, pointed out to council that
they had never voted on the lease.
The council then determined to
vote on the lease after they had
received a full presentation from
both sides of the argument.
"Legally the AMS can do what
ever it wants," said Lecky.
Technically I tiiink it's wrong.
"My company has paid over $ 1
million to the AMS in rent over the
past 25 years."
Both Lecky and Bob Gray, store
manager, pleaded the case to council, describing a store that is accommodating to its customers in every
But Bernie Peets, AMS general
manager, says that's not the issue.
Peets insisted he could generate
more revenue from the space if it
were an AMS outlet He said he
intends to keep the space a retail
store for now.
He said his background in retail
operations will make an AMS retail
outlet a success. "These are not
guesses from ignorance, these are
expectations from experience," he
Whether the new store will
change places with what is now the
Gallery Lounge remains an option
for the AMS but Peets stressed to
council that nothing has been confirmed.
The Thunderbird Shop has been
working to drum up student support
and have collected 4000 signatures
of students who want them to stay
where they are. And store staff say
they plan to fight to the finish.
While the future of the lease is
presently unknown the initial date
of notice will stand should the AMS
decide not to renew the lease and
the area will be an AMS run outlet by
this time next year.
One recent T-Bird shop employee was brought to tears after the
AMS meeting. This is her fifth year
as a Thunderbird Shop employee.
"If it was just the job why would we
get 4000 signatures from people
who really care about us," Jennifer
Deighton said. "Our hearts are in
this."->S-> THE UBYSSEY « TUESbAV* NOVEfvlBER 25. 1997 5
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
There may be a festive mood in the SUB concourse Monday
and Tuesday this week, but it's not because of the small
retailers who were supposed to be there selling their.
Christmas wares. About 40 anti-APEC activists occupied the
concourse Sunday night and they say they won't leave until
The activists, many of them hving in the pro-democracy
tent city outside SUB said they'll use the space for a teach-
in about APEC.
"We feel sort of bad given that these are small vendors
[we're displacing] but this building was designed for student use and we're here to talk about issues that concern
students, whether they know it or not," said Caleb
Sigurgeirson, one of the occupiers.
Bernie Peets, the AMS general manager, was called at
home around midnight to attend to the students. He said
they would be allowed to stay until Tuesday as long as they
didn't do any damage. But Peets said he'd have to deal
Monday morning with the small businesses that were
expecting to sell their Christmas wares to students.
His decision follows an AMS council decision last week
to oppose jailing students for peaceful civil-disobedience.
The council didn't consider itself a potential party to the
peaceful protest when it passed the motion though.
By the time Peets got to the SUB the students had carefully removed the stalls and extra lighting for retailers and
stacked the disassembled parts outside the concourse. Two
barefoot occupiers were methodically sweeping the floor.
And the RCMP who had
assembled in the SUB left the
building around 1:00 am.
By Monday morning students were spilling out of the
SUB conversation pit and into
the foyer to hear a panel discussion with Maude Barlow of the
Council of Canadians and anti-
Corporate author Tony Clarke.
The occupiers had redecorated
the concourse with couches and
posters welcoming students to a
A banner in the conversation
pit read "UBC is out of corporate
control," and another, of a prisoner's hands coining from
behind a retail barcode read "The APEC Agenda."
Margaret Rogers-McKay, the SUB proctor on duty
Sunday night didn't have much sympathy for the protesters. "It's my job to clear the SUB and secure it, I do it every
night of the week and I've been at the university for 31
years," she said.
"I'm staying here all night now and if any one of them,
one of them touches anyliiing they shouldn't the fur is
gonna fly," said Rogers-McKay.
APEC PROTESTERS dismantle vendors' booths, Sunday night, richard l:am photo
But the AMS conference coordinator, Terry Fulsom, said
Monday that many of the retailers, who pay $ 7 5 a day for a
booth in the SUB, were understanding. Many of them even
supported the anti-APEC cause, she said.
"This is saying a lot since a lot of these people are small
home-based business people," said Fulsom. She added
none of the retailers complained that their displays were
The occupation will put the student union out by about
$5,000 in lost revenue from the retailers, said Fulsom.<»
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  by Neal Razzell
If it makes it through Monday night and
Tuesday morning the Tibetan flag will
shake above fhe Graduate Student Centre
like a defiant fist, or maybe a middle finger, to remind visiting APEC leaders of
China's invasion and occupation of the
Himalayan nation.
The Graduate Student Society (GSS)
president, Kevin Dwyer hoisted the red,
blue, white and gold flag Friday, executing a GSS resolution to publicly oppose
the uiuversiiys decision to welcome the
APEC leaders to a retreat on campus
Tpesday.' , _*. •',
"Tibet is an example of a nation in the
Pacific Rim that has undergone massive
human rights violations in the past 40-50
years/' Dwyer said, adding that the student union could easily have flown the flag
of Easst Timor or any of the other four
Indonesian provinces that have sought
independence from that mxmtxy.
"It lis difficult to obtain any of those
flags,* Dwyer said. "And the Tibetan flag
is relatively well known."
The Graduate Student Centre, part of
which the GSS leases &om die university,
falls within the RCMP security zone around
the Museum of Anthropology and Norman
MacKenzie House, where the leaders wiE
r»eet ■".•.:..       '.';.
The Mounties cited national security
legislation to legally secure the budding,
and keep all but a few graduate students
away, but pwyer said he won't let RCMP
take the flag down. 'The flag may be offensive to some of the leaders of this confer
ence, but fhaddy, their presence on this
campus offends us.'
Chris Brown, executive mterchange oBfe
eer for the department of Foreign Affairs
looking into the .Asia Pacific, and a key
organiser of UBC's role in .APEC, said tbe
;RCMP wstdd probably leave the flag flpag
since them's litde legal basis by which they
could remove it.
A Chinese diplomat at the consulate in
Vancouver would not comment about dae-
issue. Thi doing business,* he said. I'm
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AMS Takes Stand Against Jailing of Student Activists
Last Wednesday, AMS Council voted to oppose the imprisonment of students for acts of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience was defined within the
motion as "the refusal, either active or passive, to comply with certain laws as a peaceful form of political protest. Peacefulness shall mean that no
individuals should be victims of violence or physical harm, neither should there be any significant or permanent damage to property as a consequence
of civil disobedience."
This decision reflects the AMS's opposition to limits on freedom of speech. While arrest is accepted as a consequence of civil disobedience, penalties
in such cases are generally limited to fines. Pre-trial incarceration and unusually stiff penalties may be used to discourage protest by intimidating
students and targeting key organizers.
Taking UBC to Court
4 UBC students (Amir Attaran, Annette Muttray, James Pond and Mike Thorns) and the AMS have taken the University to court. The students are
petitioning the Supreme Court of BC to overturn the University's latest fee increases - 1.6% tuition increase for all students and a 210% increase for
international graduate students. The AMS has intervened in the case, on behalf of the students. The petitioners and the AMS argued that UBC broke
its own consultation policy and violated the provincially legislated tuition.freeze. The University completed its argument on Nov. 21, and now we
await the judgment. A ruling in favour of the students could have the effect of reversing the fee increases implemented this September and force the
University to provide a refund to all students. The decision of the Court is not expected before January.
The AMS, your student society, will be accepting nominations for positions in sturtgnt government. Nominations will be open from Novemberi25thr:;|99l!to;iaiiyai*y 9th,.'A^f8r,|l^?n|tdn.formi
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General Duties of the Executive:
The AMS Executive are 5 members of Council who are elected
by the student body to manage the affairs of the AMS.   They
ensure that the goals and the duties of the AMS are carried out.
Each Executive officer has been charged with specific duties and
roles, that fall under their specific portfolio. All Executives serve
on several AMS and UBC committies related broadly to their
Executives of the AMS are salaried employees of the society and
receive as compensation approximately $16, 000.00 per year, as
well as 15% of salary as benefits.
The President:
Is generally responsible for over seeing the AMS and its
activities. Consequently the President had a broad mandate to
deal with any issues or business. Duties include:
Ensuring policies of both Council and the Society are
properly implemented and administrated
Being responsible for public relations for the AMS
Coordinating the general activities of the Executive
Acting as the official liaison between the Society and the
General Manager
VP University Affairs:
Formally responsible for Student Council, the VP looks after all
matters concerning academic and campus issues. Duties
• Being versed in the academic issues facing UBC
• Working with Student Senate Caucus, the UBC Senate, the
Faculty Association and others to address those issues
Advocate on behalf of students such issues as university
accessibility, student housing, transportation, and childcare
VP of Administration:
Is responsible for looking after matters, which deal with the
Student Union Building (SUB), and with AMS sub-groups. Duties
Being responsible for the overall management of the SUB
• Chairing the Student Administrative Commission (SAC) a
body of the AMS, that administers Clubs, Constituencies,
Bookings and Building and Function Security
Being responsible for administration and management of
AMS Clubs
VP of Finance:
Is responsible for all monetary and budgetary matters of the
AMS. Duties include:
Monitoring the financial affairs of the AMS,
Develop the annual budget for the Society
Planning the Commercial Services
Work on related issues of interest to students
VP of External Affairs:
This is a very broad portfolio; the VP is responsible for affairs
with organizations outside the AMS. Duties include:
Liaison and relations with other student organizations
Coordinating the lobbying of local, provincial and federal
government, with the assistance ofthe AMS External
Increasing the Society's outreach to the community at-large
Senate & Board of Governors Nominations
are also open.
Nomination forms and further information regarding
only UBC Board of Govenors and Senate Elections are available from the Registrar's Office in
Brock Hall.
The AMS Executive Elections will be held in conjuction with the
UBC Board of Governors, UBC Senate, and Ubyssey Publications
Society Board of Directors Elections.
For more information, please contact, Kaaren Vlugg, Elections
Administrator, c/o Sub Room 238.
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Maclean's survey comes
under fire—again
TORONTO (CUP)-The Maclean's annual university rankings hit newsstands last week and
despite the 20 criteria used in determining
the winners and the losers, some still feel
that the ranking system is flawed.
"York chose not to raise graduate tuition
last year, when every other university in
Ontario did. But you don't see that in
Maclean's," said Joel Harden, president of
York's graduate student union.
Bruce Hubley, director of institutional
advancement at the University College of
Cape Breton, said UCCB has been discriminated against in the survey for not having the access to the alumni and corporate
dollars that "Ivy League" schools like U of T does.
"We are a young institution without large endowments so the survey's not
weighted in our favour," he said.
U of T president Robert Prichard said that the rankings are a useful tool. "The
issue of Ate , including the ranldngs, greatly increase the profile of higher education in Canada and is very good for all universities," he said.
Because ofthe popularity ofthe survey, however, schools may be forced to participate in a ranking they don't agree with.
"We can't not cooperate without looking very bad and when we do cooperate
we're not being judged fairly," said Kerry-Lee Clark, director of enrolment management and institutional advancement at Lakehead University.
Forty-two English language and nine French-language schools participated in
this year's survey, the magazine's seventh. ♦
Source: The Varsity, with files from the Excalibur
Students demand more representation
on McGill governing body
MONTREAL (CUP) — McGill University's undergraduate student union is
rallying for increased student representation on the school's major decision-making body for financial issues.
Student union president Tara Newell, who sits on McGill's Board of
Governors as a non-voting member, said not only is there a lack of student
input at board meetings, but a lack of meaningful debate on important
decisions. She said the board merely rubber- stamps proposals made by its
"Usually there is very little questioning of committee reports," she said.
"There has never, that I can remember during my time on the board, been
a debate between board members."
The Board of Governors oversees McGill's $500 million annual budget
and makes all major financial decisions regarding the university. There are
currently four elected student members with voting rights on the board of
45, giving students just under nine per cent representation on the board.
There are 12 board committees, and students sit on five of those.
Newell said it is especially important for students to have a greater
voice at the committee level.
"If students are not on those committees, then [students] are not part of
[the decision-making] process," she said. Richard Pound, chair of the
board, agreed that most ofthe decision-making does take place at the committee level, and added that the student union's push for greater student
representation is fair.
"[It is] a pretty reasonable request [and] one with which I have considerable sympathy," he said.
Earlier this year, the President of Memorial University said he was in
support of getting more students on his school's Board of Regents. Last
year the number of student representatives on the University of Manitoba's
highest governing body was doubled, to six of 23 seats.♦
Source: The McGill Daily
Misquote angers student demonstrators
VICTORIA (CUP)—Students at the University of Victoria are concerned about an
erroneous newspaper account of a campus demonstration which reported that a
student leader led 1,000 students in chanting death threats against the school's
A news article and editorial, both written by David Lennam, news editor ofthe
Oak Bay News, reported that students shouted "Kill Dr Strong" during a
November 5 rally protesting the deteriorating quality of education at UVic.
The students were in fact chanting "Bill Dr Strong".
"I think [Mr Lennam] has an obligation to his readers to get the facts straight
before he reports anything," Anita Zaenker, the student leader named in the
paper, said. "This is defamation of my character, and more importantly, the character ofthe [University of Victoria] Student's Society."
The story appeared after an estimated 400 students staged a noisy, but peaceful protest in front of the school's library. Students started chanting "Bill Dr
Strong" after fourth-year political science major Rebecca Whitley addressed the
Whitley told the crowd that six ofthe eight political science courses she had registered for over the summer had been cancelled in September and vowed that if
she were forced to remain for another year at UVic she would "Bill Dr Strong."
The UVic student union plans to register a complaint with the B.C. Press
Council after consulting with their lawyer, said Zaenker.
While Lennam acknowledged concerns with the way he covered the story, he
has refijsed to comment until officially contacted by the UVic student union.-*
Source: The Martlet
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to program rules. Student Discipline
Under section 58 of the University Act the President of the University has authority to
impose discipline on students for academic and non-academic offences (see page 19 &
20 of the 1997/98 University Calendar). A summary of such disciplinary cases is published on a regular basis, without disclosing the names of students involved.
In the period 1 September, 1996 to 31 August, 1997,23 students appeared before the
President's Advisory Committee on Student Discipline and 20 were subsequently disciplined. For each case, the events leading to the imposition of the the discipline and the
discipline imposed are summarized below. Discipline may vary depending upon the
circumstances of a particular case.
1. A student failed to disclose prior attendance at
another University when applying for admission to
Outcome: in the special circumstances, a letter of
2. A student failed to disclose prior attendance at
another University when applying for admission to
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of
3. A student committed plagiarism in an essay.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of
zero in the course and suspension from the
University for 5 months*.
4. A student had improperly and inappropriately used
the University's name in pursuit of a personal and
private venture.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of
5. A student alleged to have been involved in a cheating incident in a course did not respond to repeated
attempts to arrange for a hearing before the Advisory
Committee on Student Discipline.
Discipline: future registration blocked until the student appears before the Committee and notation on
transcript to this effect; final mark in course withheld
pending outcome of any future hearing.
6. A student committed plagiarism on a paper in a
seminar course.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of
zero in the course and letter of reprimand*.
7. A student's conduct at the close of an examination
was careless and inappropriate.
Discipline: a letter of reprimand.
8. A student was alleged to have been involved in a
cheating incident on a final examination
Outcome: charge dismissed; allegation could not be
substantiated on consideration of all available evidence.
9. A student was involved in a cheating incident on a
final examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and suspension from the University for 12 months*.
10. A student submitted a fraudulent transcript and
letter of recommendation when applying for admission to UBC.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of
11. A student was alleged to have cheated in a final
Outcome: charge dismissed; allegation not substantiated on consideration of all the evidence.
12. A student committed plagiarism in a course
* In all cases indicated by an asterisk a notation of disciplinary action is entered on the student's transcript. At any time after two years have
elapsed from the date of his or her graduation the student may apply to the President to exercise her discretion to remove the notation. Students
under disciplinary suspension from UBC may not take courses at other institutions for transfer of credit back to UBC.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and suspension from the University for 8 months*.
13. A student committed plagiarism in a course
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and suspension from the University for 8 months*.
14. A student was involved in a cheating incident on
a mid-term examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and a suspension from the University for 8 months*.
15. A student committed plagiarism in a joint paper
for a course.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and a suspension from the University for 12 months*.
16. A student altered a UBC transcript for personal
Discipline: a suspension from the University for 12
17. A student was involved in a cheating incident on
a final examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and a suspension from the University for 12 months*.
18. A student was involved in a cheating incident on
a mid-term examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and a suspension from the University for 12 months*.
19. A student was in possession of unauthorized
material during a final examination.
Discipline: in tlie special circumstances, a mark of
zero in the course and a suspension from the
University for 4 months*.
20. A student committed plagiarism on an essay.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of
zero in the course and suspension from tlie
University for 5 months*.
21. A student failed to disclose prior attendance at
another University when applying for admission to
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of
22. A student wrongfully submitted an examination
under a false name and attempted to benefit from the
results of an impersonation.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and suspension from the University for 12 months*.
23. A student was in possession of unauthorized
material during a final examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course and a suspension from the University for 12 months*.
R 25. 1997
The Vanier Cup, inside and out
Women's Volleyball:
Hec Crighton winner
 by Wolf Depner
Empty stadium, empty
Wal 161. The propaganda machine
may say otherwise, but the CIAU's
biggest game is in trouble.
Sponsorship money for the
game is down and only 8,184
fans  drifted  into  Toronto's
SkyDome    (cap:50,000)    to
attend the Vanier Cup, setting
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championship T-shirts and hats after the game.
UBC officials asked the CIAU to issue more commemorative wear, but CIAU officials told UBC officials that the school would have to foot the bill for the
extra shirts and caps. This prompted one UBC
Athletics employee to call the CIAU a Mickey-Mouse
~   organisation. See you in Disney World.
CASEY SMITH (left) In three years he
has led the Birds to a national title.
SPECIAL TEAMS (below) Darren
McField (69) celebrates after a big
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are still undefeated after sweeping the
Saskatchewan Huskies this weekend in seemingly convincing fashion. Friday night,
UBC won 3-1 (15-12,14-16,15-8,15-10) as
Sarah Maxwell had 22 kills and 13 digs. Izabela Rudol had
13 kills and 15 digs while Barb Bellini had 10 kills and 15
digs. Saturday night, the Birds won 3-1 also, raising their
record to ten wins, zero losses.
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Vanier Cups
around the
country the
way the CFL does with tlie Grey
Cup game. This is the least likely
scenario as it is also the most
expensive one.
Of course, the CIAU could
maintain the status quo, but holding the CIAU's biggest football
game in Toronto makes as much
sense as staging the World Series
in Red Square. Nobody in Toronto
cares about football, at least about
Canadian football. Remember this
is the same city that doesn't support Doug Plutie and the two-time
defending Grey Cup Argonauts.
Oh, by the way, Toronto's mayor
hates Canadian football and has
openly lobbied for an NFL expansion team.
The West is Best: ubc s
win in this year's title game continues the western dominance in
Canadian University football.
Saskatchewan and Calgary won
the Cup in 1995 and 1996 respectively.
Oh, Canada: in additon to
Hec Crighton winner Mark Nohra,
centre Jim Cooper and left tackle
Bob Beveridge were named offensive All-Canadians. Bob Beveridge
was a finalist for the best offensive
lineman award while UBC head
coach Casey Smith was a finalist
for head coach of the year. Both
lost but guess who had the last laugh.
ShirtleSS: Some UBC players and coaches were not too
impressed with the fact that the CIAU did not give out enough
The Birds dropped two big games this weekend, losing
both ends of a double-header against the University
of Saskatchewan. The two teams went into this weekend
tied for first place in the Canada West Now the Birds
find themselves two games behind fhe front-runners.
Friday night, the Birds fell 15-4, 4-15, 15-13, 15-5.
Mike Kurz had 14 kills while
Jamie Mackay had seven kills.
Men's Hockey:
Should the men's hockey team not make the playoffs this
year, they will look back on this past weekend and say
"we blew it right then." The Birds dropped two games to
the previously winless Regina Cougars. Friday night, the
Birds lost 5-4 while Saturday they dropped a 5-4 decision
in overtime. The Birds are now 0-3-1 in -dieir past four
games and if the season were to end today, they would
miss the playoffs for the eighth straight year.
The Birdswill look to get back against
the equally toothless Brandon Bobcats.*
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Ottawa. The Gee-Gee mascot, shaped like a horse head,
ran onto the field late in the first half to tackle a Waterloo
Keefer wins T-Cup despite sticky situation
- by Jo-Ann Chiu
Rehab science major Jennifer Keefer almost didn't score a 40-yard touchdown as Rehab Science won the third and final T-Cup game 14-7 over the
new Family & Nutritional Science team, one of three female full-contact
football games.
Prior to kick-off, there had been some concerns over Reefer's ability to
play in the game. The team had run out of the duct tape players need to
hold their pants up. Football uniforms for T-Cup teams are borrowed from
local high schools, all of which are made to fit men. As a result all the
women use tape to keep their pigskin pedal pushers in place.
Fortunately, Keefer was able to find a new roll of uie sticky stuff at the last
minute. This was of great relief to Rehab Sciences coach Eric Rasmussen.
'Never mind if anyone else's pants falls down, just as long as it's not our
running back's,* he quipped.
The opposition wished Keefer didn't find that extra roll of tape as she
sprinted fourty yards for the game's first score.
Keefer almost repeated her feat later in the half, but lhe play was called
back on a holding penalty. It would be Lindsay Holt-Outram who eventually took the ball into the end zone on 5-yard dash late in the second half to
seal Rehab Sciences'victoiy.
Keefer, a member of UBC's varsity track and field team, remained modest her electrifying scoring run. 'It's hard to run wilh all this crap on!* she
Dancin' in the
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Thunderbird caps, the tailgaters spend part of Friday night
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again, only to get
drawn into a street fight at 3
am in the morning by local
hooligans. Such is life on the
Bandwagon Rider:
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including politicians. As the
team arrived in Vancouver,
Smith and his players were
greeted by friends, family, the
media, and members of AMS
council, including Shirin
Foroutan, Jennie Chen, and
Ruta Fluxgold. Wonder where
they were when the season
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Women's basketball Women Birds look for consistency
on rollercoaster
 by Bruce Arthur
It was a case of been there, done lhal for
the UBC women's basketball team this
weekend against the Calgary Dinosaurs.
Pulling out a gutty 81-70 win on Friday,
the Birds lost the back end of the double-
header for the second time in two weeks.
aAfter splitting lowly Saskatchewan the
previous weekend, UBC failed to close out a
two-game sweep, losing 64-55 Saturday
night. UBC's record is now a disappointing
"It's totally frustrating," admitted guard
Lisa Scharf. "This is how it was last year—
so up and down—and we're way better than
Friday, UBC showed mental toughness
and composure control of a tight, scrappy
game behind the outside shooting of point
guard Roj Johal who finished with 13
points and 5 assists.
"We've done that a couple of times,"
Johal said. "We're definitely confident
[down the stretch]."
It was an important confidence builder
for the Birds. Tied 68-68 with four minutes
remaining, they executed brilliantly in
crunch time.
Jessica Mills scored six of UBC's final 11
points and finished with a team-high 20.
Scharf delivered the death blow, hitting a
key three-pointer with 2:33 left to give UBC
a 72-68 lead.
Saturday, though, a similar situation
failed to produce a similar result. UBC was
unable to pull out a close game as Calgary's
full-court press shook the Birds who couldn't pull their offense from the ruins.
"Down the stretch, it seemed like
nobody wanted the ball." said Scharf. "We
know how good we are, and yet to see ourselves playing the way we did last3*ear, it's
really scary," said Mills. "But we play well
against the good teams."
Mill's theory will be put to fhe test this
weekend when the Birds host defending
Canada West champions Victoria. UBC
needs to rebound with a much stronger
performance to really establish themselves as serious contenders in the Canada
by Bruce Arthur
The story ofthe 1997-98 UBC women's basketball team could be summed up in eight
words—will the real UBC Thunderbirds
please stand up?
The difference in the 'Birds' performance from night to night is puzzling, to
say the least. The Thunderbirds are capable
of blowing the doors off some of the best
teams in the country—witness their 73-60
trouncing of the number-one ranked
Western Ontario Mustangs at the Ryerson
Invitational in mid-October. But the 'Birds
are also capable of losing their mental
focus and playing down to the level of their
opponents, as they have done in splitting
their two Canada West series—at
Saskatchewan to open the season, and at
home this weekend against Calgary. "We do
that a lot," admitted third-year guard Lisa
So the question remains: how good are
the T-Birds—and how good can they be?
"I don't think that there's anybody that
we can't beat, but we have to beat everybody," said head coach Deb Huband. "I
think we can lose any game, and I think we
can win any game. By February, the pieces
will be in place for us to really challenge."
This year's Birds are indeed talent-
rich and veteran-laden, so why the
struggles? Well, so far it's been the lack
of a confident, win-at-all-costs group
mentality.   "We're  just  starting  to
believe in ourselves," said Huband.
"But we're still a little fragile as far as
that's concerned. We need progress in
our mental game."
The players agree. "It's a scattered mentality,* said third-year forward Jessica "Boa"
Mills. "When things go badly, we don't pick
it up and get it back together."
There is also the matter of funneling their
talent into a cohesive unit—something that
will only come by playing more basketball.
So what kind of squad is this? Well, for
starters, they're quick. From point guard to
post, these Birds can fly, and they're explosive.
But to play effectively at the speed they want to,
the Birds need to blend their talents together.
This year's edition ofthe T-Birds are built
around four veteran starters—fourth-year
guard/forward Laura Esmail,  third-year
shooting guard J.J. Rawlinson, Mills, and the true
vet of the pack-fifth-year
point guard Roj Johal,
back at UBC after seven
years away to finish her
degree in education.
Ofthe four, only Johal
has that killer attitude—
Mills, Esmail, and Rawlinson, while all fierce
competitors, are still trying to find the swagger to
go with their games.
"Yeah, we're sweethearts," laughed Rawlinson. "We're nice people."
Esmail, a second-team
all-CW pick in '96-'97, is
again capable of carrying
the offense, but the difference this year is that
she may not have to. UBC
has more ammunition
heading into this cam-
I think we can lose
any game, and I think
we can win any game.
we're just starting to
believe in ourselves,"
-Deb Huband
Head Coach^
but Esmail is still the go-to option.
"When the going gets tough, it's Laura
who really bears down for us," said
Huband. "She's developing into a great
leader on the floor."
One big problem so far, however, has
been a halfcourt offense that has been at
times tentative and plodding—but if the Birds
can stop playing one-on-one ball and build a
strong team halfcourt offense, watch out.
A big key to a consistent halfcourt game
ROJ JOHAL stepping up on defence.
is Mills. Boa's a bang-up finisher inside but
is also a bang-'em-up player, and so has
been hindered by alarming foul trouble so
far—she's fouled out of two of four CW
games, and picked up four in another. As
UBC's best inside scorer, it's imperative
that Boa be able to stay on the floor.
Conversely, perimeter shooting is also
critical—UBC has the range, but has been
tentative from outside so far. UBC's guards,
and especially Johal, need to hit from outside to keep opposing defences from collapsing on Mills.
Unlike last year's up-and-down T-Birds,
UBC's preseason inconsistency will likely
fade as the season goes. For now, though,
the same question persists: which team
will be around come playoff time?
"The good team," said Mills without hesitation. "I mean, when it counts, we can
turn it on—we've just got to find a way to
make every game count."
If Boa's right, and the good team does
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Trainspotting THE UBYSSE
Men's B-ball better than expected
by Bruce Arthur
Men's basketball coach Rich Chambers is the
happiest lame-duck coach around. For a man
whose one-year mandate has no hope of
extension, Chambers is relentlessly upbeat
about a very difficult job.
This"! is a team in transition—only three
starters are back— and if UBC takes a nosedive this year, no one will be surprised.
"We're in a tough situation here," admitted Cliambers. "Some nights we're not going
to play that well. But I've lost a lot of games in
high school, and I've always bounced back."
But with the dedicated Chambers and his
experienced group of assistants at the helm,
the 1997-98 edition of the Thunderbirds
could be much more than an intermission
during the one-year sabbatical of longtime
head coach Bruce Enns.
"We have nothing to lose, and neither do
the players," said an effusive Chambers. "So
it's really a win-win situation."
Chambers is far more positive than he
probably has a right to be. The Birds are
down to ten roster players after losing both
Brian Scales and Jason Ussher in the last two
weeks. The 6' 11" Ussher left the team due to
his self-described lack of progress on the
Scales was tossed from the team after he
had a verbal showdown with an assistant
coach and threw a vicious elbow in the direction of Nino Sose's nose.
Ussher was a nonfactor on the court but
Scales was starting and playing heavy minutes at three positions. His loss will hurt
Most of all, Scales had plenty of experience
playing Canadian university ball—something
few players on this team can say.
"Experience," said veteran guard Gerald
Cole, "is a definite weakness."
With Scales gone, the Birds now just go six
deep and Chambers had to run nine-man
practices at times due to players missing.
On the road, Chambers expects to dress
only seven players—he figures the other three
can dress themselves.
Depth notwithstanding, the Birds do have
a terrific core. The troika of guards Gerald
Cole, shooting guard Nino Sose, and forward
John Dykstra can score from the outside and
have good chemistry.
Games are played five-on-five though.
"For us to compete in the Canada West, we
need Gerald, Nino, John, and Joel [Nickel]
to score in double figures," said Chambers.
"They've got to play to their potential every
The Birds have been eye-popping from
three-point range so far, but teams will not
allow UBC open shots unless there's an
inside game that commands respect
That's where Joel Nickel and Beau
Mitchell come in. The 6'8" Nickel, now in his
third year, is improving by leaps and bounds.
He has demonstrated he can be man in
the middle for UBC. He leads the team in
rebounding, and his athleticism will be a
huge asset "Joel doesn't know how good he
can be—he's had a tremendous start,
though," enthused Chambers.
Mitchell, a redshirt in 96-97, is an athletic
forward who will play all three frontcourt
positions. But the frontcourt is still perilously
In the backcourt, point guard Dominic
Zimmermann has stepped into the starting
lineup, allowing Cole to shift to shooting
guard. This move will free him from some of
the pressures of running the team.
Chambers has done a terrific job of molding this ball club into a team with a definite
identify. The players appreciate it "Rich has
been phemomenal," said Dykstra. "Last year
we basically had ten starters, but [this year]
everyone knowing what they're expected to
do makes it so much easier. We know our
Chambers, for his part, has instilled his
charges with a mindset that goes beyond
winning and losing. "I told these guys, we've
got to take the 'Win-Loss' out of their minds.
Just play. Play as hard as you can, and then
walk off the floor. When the game's over,
don't look back. No regrets."-*
Home sweep home for B-Ball Birds
by Bruce Arthur
UBo s men's basketball team
flashed hot and cold this weekend.
But they still managed to sweep
the Calgary Dinosaurs to open the
1997 home campaign and now sit
at 3-1 in the Canada West
Friday, UBC came out with
their guns a blazing, as they rolled
over a shellshocked Calgary crew
"We played well defensively all
game," said head coach Rich
Chambers. The Birds unveiled a
matchup zone that stifled Calgary.
Forward John Dykstra was outstanding on the other end, scoring 22 first-half points on white-
hot outside shooting.
He hit six three-pointers before
the break, and finished with a sea
son-high 27. The Birds hit ten
threes as a team.
"When we're hot, we can bury
teams right away," said Chambers. But he was most pleased
with his team's consistent effort
"We played hard. We just
talked about not worrying about
wins or losses, just play hard. Play
smart. And we did."
On Saturday, UBC expected
more of the same, but came out
sluggish. Calgary showed renewed
intensity and made a game of it
before falling 62-54. Nino Sose led
UBC with 20 tough points, but it
was centre Joel Nickel who sealed
the win for the Birds.
He controlled the defensive
boards down the stretch, finishing
with seven boards and 15 points
on 6-of-8 shooting. "Joel played
amazing," said a gleeful Dykstra.
"Down the stretch, we needed
those rebounds."
The most encouraging sign for
the Birds this weekend ?
On consecutive nights, one of
their three big guns fell silent, but
they still took two wins away.
Friday, Sose struggled offensively, shooting 5-for-18, but
exploded Saturday. Gerald Cole,
who scored 18 Friday, was held to
a somnabulant 7 points Saturday.
Chambers was just happy to
escape with two wins. "We didn't
play very well [on Saturday]. We
just wanted to get out of Dodge."
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(Forum 1)
October 29th, 1997
in the SUB
Conversation Pit
Your , „ .rorum
The Value of a University Education
Job Training or Intellectual Development?
Moderator:  Maria Klawe, Vice President Student and Academic Services
Panellists: Martha Piper, President, UBC, Jason Murray, President, Arts Undergraduate Society, Kevin Dwyer, President, Graduate Student Society, Clark Binkley,
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MODERATOR: So the topic we're discussing today Is "The Value of a University
Education"-Why have a unlNnlty education? Why dU you come hen? What do
you expect? What do you want? And what
can we do to make Hie university better
VICTORIA: Udvorslty Is obviously a place
where you go to net critical education,
and critical education Is what's most
important to me. Ws supposed to be a safe
place where I can loam and where I can
have access to a good Hbn-ry, not a place
get arrested by
challenge wo face not only hore In British
Columbia but across the country. TMs
concenB the two Issues of access: the
to provide post secondary <
to al quaflfted
bi the context of a
resource base. That Is one of the
that UBC Is looking at a vision for
the futon. Ensuring that our quality Is not
compromised, but, as woR, that wo play a
significant role In providing access. So I
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about seriously as we go forward In
R may be dlforart
ways of deRvoring education, R may baa
R may be using
people's way of ttrinMng, bull think hi
order for us to take fuR benefit of this
environment, we have to remove the stlg-
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go In
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to engage bi these topics bi a new
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"Hey, that's a great thing. What did
RKK One of the things that I flu
troubling IsthefactthatPmnotableto
take the courses I want I have a major
and I have 60 other credits that I have to
take, which, to me, for the most part, are
useless. I am wondering If It Is possible to
look at other ways of streaming education.
JASON: I think the question actually goes
to the root of basically what this discussion Is about What Is a university education? teR tor getting sklls for a Job or Is R
to develop yourself Intellectually? Pm of
the opinion that R sort of fate Inbetween
both of them. Pm a PoRUcal Science student, but Pm been forced to take courses
in geography*, bi history, bi physical geography, to roRgtous studies; courses that
wont affect me as a PoRUcal Science student What they wM do Is give me new
tods, new vmys of
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take the
cwnsb-urtlon. fating said that, Vs dearly
something that we have to do a better Job
KMBERLEY. When I think about It, I cannot *
help but notice that the enrollment In unh
versifies, especially In the Arts departments, is do*wn, and there's a reason for It.
R seems Hke a lot of young adults are
going to places lice BCIT because It offers
specific Job training. But when we look at
the value of undergraduate education, we
must think about why universities exist.
Universities exist because of people, hi
order for a society to function, R needs
When yon pot* uwt quesoou, you
to careful about how you define
I heard a definition of a Hberal
education the other day that I realy
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professors and apply R In as
and productive, caring people. Rut the
term "productive" Is extremely arbitrary.
Some would say that unhnreRies should
focus on Appled Sciences because that's,
after afl, where the Jobs are. But to doing
so,pooplo arant realihig that tar society
to function, we have to rely on one i
or, and than where an arts
conies into play. Wb Just dont i
who are critical thinkers but wo need people who can develop Ideas and can com-
municato with one anothec Some say that
the way of the futwe is science and toch
notogy, but N rather say the way of tbe
future Is the art of science and technology. I see my taRow classmates are Arts
J mat as the (teflnnten of education, aid
text?", It's the failure that you have uncritically accepted tradKkm or culture. That
is, when you took this exam or wrote that
paper, you uncritically accepted things
that you should have critlcaly rejected or
criUcaly engaged. R seems to me that If
you did that, you simply repeated the
revealed wisdom. Wei, I'd say you ought
to-fal because we're not trying to educate
you to parrot any accepted canon. Now,
that may not be how talkie Is (Mined bi
the case you had bi mind. I dont know
that youYe being graded that way, but R
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question of what R Is you want out of an
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SUZE: We're tariklng about lhe Importance
smuoms wno can e-man ano mscover
of a unhrarsRy degree and whether or not
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Intelectual development Is a priority. As
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an Arts student, the hnpreastou 1 haw Is
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mat at ins uMwrsny, m mcreasmgiy on-
flcutt to get a quaNty degree hi the Arts
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So basfcalj-, arts students have to take
times, and there Is Just a general lack d
four dNfarant requtroments; a language,
funding and lack d priority on the university's part
science requhement, language, and Htera-
tura Pd Hce to expand that Perhaps In the
summer we could offer one-and-a-half
credit courees for students to different
SHERRILL: 1 can reinforce wint you've
areas; tor example, a Science student
said. We have seen this bi our department
doing something completely different,
with the Increasing d dass sizes untl we
studying poetry, or a poetry student doing
are d the Imtt tint the fire marshal wH
something  completely  different  and
tolerate. There is an Increasing anxiety
studying something Ike sdi sciences, or
amongst the facufty members over their
perhaps Science students switching
abHRy to deRver what we befleve to be
classes for a day with Arts students. We
pedagoglcaRy sound and InteRectuaHy
need well-rounded students. We could say
chalenglnft because R Is very labour-
that al students should have an education
bitenslve. The smafler the groups, then the
bi commerce, science, and arts. That isnt
better we fed that we're able to engage hi
practical, but perhaps expanding the
the Und d dtokt-gue which we see to be
undergraduate degree from four years to
the very essence d bitoHectud develop-
live years and liavbig Internship programs
ment and good education. So speaking
Just tor my own department, we're very
cognizant d this and very concerned
about It, and I would bnagjne Hurt my sentiments are shared very widely.
MARTHA: I think this Is the essence d the
ANDREW: For me, university Is an envbonmeiit where we can Indy develop our
minds. IPs where we can enter Into an
environment d free debate, where we can
analyze our way d thinking and other
ut I
experience than I do from the majority d
my classes here because everybody was
throwing out Ideas. Everybody was
engaging hi this topic In radtoahy dftarant
ways because they weren't afraid d being
given a bad mark. If they said something
that was off base, the tastnictor would
say, "No, that's nd quite where this Is
going, "fry again." And they would. And the
discussion Just gd bigger and bigger and
mora Involved. I've never seen that Und d
energy where R wouM soil out d the
classroom and people would be taking
about It all day. I don't see that here. After
dass, I see people saying, "I want to forget about this, let's go to the pub."
MOOERATOR: I do know some environments where I see that kind d enthusiasm
and Mng R day In, day out, going on. I
wouUOce to Just mention Science One as
one example. I suspect R"s also fee that hi
Arts One. I know there are places bi this
university where that Und d level d
enthusiastic engagement and doing R
because you're reafly Interested and nd
because you're caring about what your
marks are fostered, nurtw-ed, and celebrated. So, yes, R can happen and, yes, we
need more.
GABBY: My question concerns corporate
the currently focuses more on the structure
d ManRoba after my fbst year than R does on Hie Individuals wflhbi R,
I was increasingly dbbessed d and flat has to be focused on as wet.
d focus put on Job training at
There has been a new strategic focus, on
sUHs and training. The adaptabHRy d
people today Is the Issua Vou have to be
able to convert the knowledge you have to
a new application within a couple d
years. H you cant do that, you're nd going
to survive. So the Issue there Is focusing
nd so much on vocational issues but on
critical, constructive minds that can
change with the emrironmert that they're
In. The other point to Increasing or maintaining access Is by keeping tuition low.
Statistics show tint there's a grad need
for unlverstty-educated people in this
province, and yd two-tMrds of the people
who are fHng those positions are <
from outside d the province.
to learn, nd because I wanted to gd a Job
Do you fed R*s appropriate
should bo b*ybig to gd
i fndtag for things Hie Ibrarios?
, a tot d students have now started
to rater to the Koerner library as the WLC
Corporate library, and I mysoH have to
agree wflh this. I dont tad tint waking
tato the CBC reserve section Is very con
dudve to a teaming atmosphere. Do you
think Rfs appropriate, do you ttrink IPs
effective, or are wo Just pataflng ourselves
Into a corner?
MARTHA: I ttrink you've raised afl the
issues thd unlversRku are greppfeig with
as we look d tha dteerstflcatton d our
resource base. When we tak about corporate funding, many people have differed
defbiRions d whd corporate funding Is. I
bi a department yesterday tint had
chair bock In the 1940s. TMs
Und d partnership thd unl-
are grappling with. There has
ys .been an acceptance that the
ft-fflng^ioutdjfld delate or
the research or the teaching flat
goes on. Wb law to honour the principles
ofwhat the university Is about, and those
are free bujiitry, pursuit d knowledge,
rate sfwrnni-stiip and we're looking for a
tone flat we can discuss R more broadly
wHh the university community. I think we
need to took d different types d arrangements, and when you say "corporate
sponsorship,'' there are lots d levels tint
we've been engaged In over long periods
dttma The federal government, tor example, has NSERC Industrial chairs flat law
been accepted for quRe a whMe and law
done a tremendous amount both In supporting scholarship, signalling sludwds,
knowledge bi areas tint
to this nation's tatwa So I
mm we nawn ne cnar on na imhhwii
Unds d corporate
RUSSB1: I understand some d tbe stu-
dents concerns with rasped to the corporate presence on the adversity. I attended
unfwrelty twenty years ago, and the number d corporate names as opposed to
Individual names has proliferated,
tu might wad to I
t Is the Intention d the <
when they donate. There are t
pies, I am sure, d pu
below flat the vast majority d corporator pun
i brndwd In some f
tog tar the udvorslty and I know flat the
vast number d Individuals I tak to dont
even wad to be recognized. However
there are some Individuals who make skj-
ntflcant gifts, and lhe only thing they ask
Is some smal amount d recognition, and
thaft whd they get
KEVIN: I guess what comes to mind fbst
for me on the Issue d corporate sponsor-
shlp Is flat In the Und d envbonmed flat
we law today and the Und d global community flat we law today, you cant disassociate what Shell does hi the Koerner
lArary from what It does hi Nigeria.
Moving on from flat point, an ongoing
problem flat unlversHles are going to
confront, Is the Issue d what Is a university education? What's the valua d R?
Martha Piper saU flat R"s access and
excellence. I think whd we need to focus
on here Is the creation d critical and con-
structtm minds. TMs place operates on
money. There's no other way around It
That's why you haw to haw marks da
certain grade so you mow on. It's Ike
being pushed through a system. It's a
structure flat you're pushed through tint
CLARK: I fldnk flat question Is really one
d the mod Imported Issues flat this uni-
verstty has to ded with in the next Ittto
wMe. Bd tot me relate this back to the
first Issue that was brought up about how
we're bursting d the seams. I know flat
was a cammed from Arts, but lean ted
you bi Forestry ITs been at toast that bad.
We're had 15 percent budget reductions
bi the eight years Pw been here whfle our
number d students has gone from about
250 undergpiuates bi 1990 to 640 this
year. So, It's bad hi Arts bd It's mt any
tpder anyplace elsa Our funding per stu-
ded to Forestry Is abod half whd R Is hi
a comparable faculty d the University d
Ibrante or Oregon State University. So
what do we do abod this? Wol, the first
thing I dH was tak to the provost and I
said, "Our funding Is half what His at the
University d Toronto or Oregon State." And
he toU me the story abod the Faculty d
Arts. The second place is to go and tak to
the government, and that's nd been a
source d any solace here for the lad couple d years. Thd leaves only two other
sources d revenues to support thb ud-
vorslty. one d flam Is extramural funding
from corporations, from other parts d
society, and from wedthy tadhrfduals. The
other is Increases In tdflon. We Just heart
a spbttod defense about tdflon hkes. I
happen to dlsagroo with that, and maybe
wo can haw flat discussion as wefl, bd If
we're going to haw quality education, you
law to support R some way. Now, the
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pmiosopmc pomt is ro ensure nai nwduig
doesn't hnptage on freedom d taquhy
because R R does to any way*, wel, then
you cant tolerate R. Tha core value d the
UdwrsRy is freedom d hiqub-y, and we
haw problems with anything flat
Impinges on flat FtaaHy, tat me add thd
R you worry abort corporate sponsorship,
the focus Is on Mw difficulties associated
wRh corporate sponsorship here bd we
dont sknlarly say: Whd Is governmed
doing to us? How Is our pubHc sponsorship limning our freedom d Inquiry?
Protection d our freedom d Inquiry Is
another reason why I beHeve bi tuition. I
ttrink a university flat could run 100 per-
cent on tdflon. We would be responsive to
exactly the right sd d people perhaps, so
d lead there woukhit be bnpmgemed on
freedom d Inquiry from a single funding
source. Ld me Just dose this overly long
discourse by reminding you flat this Is an
Issue flat has worried people for quRe a
long Una. Diogenes beloved flat the only
way to prated freedom d Inquiry was
poverty. I ttrink we ought to i-efled on his
view because R may be the case flat as a
university, we're better off being poor,
we're better off bursting d the seams bi
the classroom, we're better off being
stressed to al d thaw ways because
flat's the only way we can defend our
freedom d taquby I flrink we need to pd
flat on the table and we need to tak
abod It
Loud n'Queer: SEX-fm
on CITR 101.9 FM
Nov. 21
By Jaime Tong
A measly 1800 watts of power did not stop
CiTR from broadcasting Loud n' Queer, loud
and clear on November 21. If you were able
to pick it up, you may have heard the sounds
of support and celebration crackling over the
airwaves in CiTR's broadcast of SEX-FM.
The origins of this radio show date back to
CKDU's 1993 broadcast of "SEX-FM" in
Halifax. That day, SEX-FM, CKDU's all gay, all
day event, broadcasted two spoken word performances. At the same time, Wayne S.
Harvey was turning the dial on his radio, hoping to find a wholesome show. Harvey was so
offended by the broadcast that he tuned in for
nearly an hour before he sat down to write a
letter of complaint to the CRTC. What ensued
was a series of restrictions placed on CKDU by
the CRTC in order to maintain the "high standard" of broadcasting that star
lions must adhere to.
The CRTC's rulings raised
many questions and exposed
a degree of homophobia.
CKDU was required to issue
several warnings (in case listeners missed the
initial warning but continued listening anyway even if they were offended) on any material that may be offensive to the public. CKDU
was also required to justify the broadcast of
such material (although straight programming is exempt from justification). As well,
any queer programming was to be run only
between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM. It
seemed that according to the CRTC, gay people in Halifax only listen to the radio between
10 PM and 6 AM.
These restrictions seem to assume that the
mainstream listener is a straight, white,
Christian man in his 40's or 50's. The restrictions also completely ignored Halifax's gay
community was not offended by the broadcast Dialing this year's broadcast, CiTR DJ
Anna Friz suggested that maybe it's time to
have a day where there are "warnings for al
straight programs" as a way of getting a point
This year marks the fourth anniversary of
"Loud N' Queer" for CiTR The show is presented as a celebration of queer sexuality and
lifestyle, cis well as a celebration of the right to
speak out without censorship. Namiko
Kunimoto, program director at CiTR hopes
that "Loud N'Queer" will "educate listeners
and encourage them to be aware of sexual politics and homophobia, and to participate with
us in supporting people on campus and in the
community who are queer."
Organised by CiTR and Pride UBC, SEX-
FM kicked off on last Frida}' at 11 PM starting with the history of CKDU and censorship. The two spoken word pieces that
Harvey was offended by were aired, followed
by his letter of complaint Listeners were
invited to call in and voice their thoughts,
which resulted in one Christian woman calling to say that not all Christians are homo
phobic; and she was proof of that Anna Friz
who DJed the "history and updates" segment
was excellent. Her comments were intelligent and thought provoking and she kept the
show moving at a good pace.
The selection of items such as music by
gay, lesbian and bisexual bands, and spoken
word pieces that were given airplay also kept
the listener tuned in. The broadcast of a poem
about incest and abuse by The Fakes is one
piece that must have truly moved many listeners because ofthe content and because the
actual reading was very powerful. Historical
events that are omitted in many typical history courses were brought to the listener's atten
tion in "Another Queer Moment in History."
This segment was made up of several short
but dramatic reports to raise awareness of
how history is "straightened" up. CiTR is not
shying away from controversial and potentially offensive material.
Other highlights of SEX-FM included an
interview  with  Kiley  Fithen,   author   of
Scrambled Brains and guest speaker at Write
Out West A discussion
with  two  members  of
Bamboo Triangle (a group
of Japanese-Canadian lesbians)      about      their
thoughts on being gay and
being a minority was also interesting and
The show faltered in the middle during an
attempt to broadcast lesbian erotica. An invitation was put forth to listeners to call in with
their sex stories but there was a shortage of
material and the two DJ's for that segment did
not have a back-up plan to effectively fill the
CiTR will no doubt host "Loud N' Queer"
again for SEX-FM '98, if you missed the show
this year, move your dial from Z95 and tune
into CiTR once in a while (Sundays from 6pm-
8pm for Queer FM). Or better yet, get
involved, make your presence felt, and speak
Inspired concert
Point grey wsstorale chamber owwestoa.
UBC Recital Hall,
By Tom Peacock
During the summer, we make empty promises to
0iks-a#mfe^ittvoked^ 'stuff"
in fee -apaaBingyear. Butfor UBC mm® students
and ronduc*ting enthusiasts, Da*^ Byrne and Tom
Ecdeston, these were not empty promises.
Over fliesummesr, itey met at a emductors
workshop to-Wmw. Ihqr decided top&togeflier
a chamber tffchestra concert not for a class, nor
for an exam, but because they felt the need.
'Calling aB the musiaans we needed and per-
siiading 1hem each to fill one ofthe i*eq8J|ed posi-
tions was the hardest part," said Eccleston. Despite
the initial aloofness ofthe school's string communily, they esenbisdfy managed to ra^ttorty of
WCs mosl prized muswaiis to sHgjxat their
cause...   '*•/■''"' ' -,-"'
The diofce of pieces to be included fit the con-
rert was influence by one thmg: the duo wanted
to do something original A predominant^ pastoral Skm&'sam tbftMgih the music, which
includes a -piece by Wagner and a ttrtve tone
workbyUBC ramposer Zane Wilcox. "ft should be
a peaceful evening," said Eccleston. After months
of organising, advertising and rehearsing, perhaps that's just what these guys need.
"We're doing another concert on January 23rd"
yelled Eccleston, as he ran off to practice with the
school jazz ensemble, for alunchtime concert. He
was also up all night finishing a paper for a theory
class. The Kamloops native doesn't look tired
though, he looks energised, and ready to laugh at
me next musical challenge lhat floats his way.
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KAREN: I graduated from UBC with my
bachelor's degree In Religious Studies. I
didnt get a quality education. In my
department, there are no prerequisites
for any of the courses. So what happens
Is, I'm In a class, I have the background,
I have the knowledge, and I have to. sit
around waiting for people who have no
background to catch up. I see how my
professors have to work because of the
lack of funding. I have a professor who
teaches six courses. You go down to the
Computer Science department and see
their brand new computer and building, I
compare my quality of education and I
feel there's a big gap. I understand other
departments are going through the same
kind of cuts, but you know what? It Just
doesnt look lira It and It doesnt feel like
It This Is an arts point of view, and this Is
how I feel. I went away on exchange with
Lancaster University in England for my
third year. Excellent experience. Smaller
university, but the quality of education I
got there in one year surpassed what I've
gotten here at UBC because of the attitudes there, because of the class sizes,
because o! the feeling of the university
administration as a whole.
MODERATOR: I'm glad you talked about
Computer Science. I think our Computer
Science faculty are all ready to Just give
up and throw up their hands In terms of
lack of resources ami numbers of students. It may took from the perspective of
somebody coming from religious studies,
that evsrytihlng Is wonderful there, but In
terms of the huge number of students,
lack of resources and the amount of time
that faculty are putting Into course
development, teaching, and supervising
graduate students. There's a sense of
panic, Just not knowing how to copa
WALTER: So hi my view, one of the questions Ik How do yeu create an environment within your c-iassss, which basically says to people how they learn to problem-solve? Well, one of the things I know
is that you don't try and do everything
right up front It has to be a learning
experience. People have to go through
the paces of learning how to do research,
how to problem-solve, and It's something
that will often tale a whole term. I used
to have six-unit course that went all
year, and one of the things that I found
with It was that: I could start out In
September, and by the time I got to April,
I could do very much more with them
than I can do In ttie current twelve-week
term or whatever we have. I had some
Interest In what used to be the old year-
round courses because I thought I could
do quite a bit better.
VIVIAN: Faculties such as Arts and
Science are centres of what a university
is all about crtHsal thought, preparing
critical citizens. These are suffering the
most, these day:;. We have donations
from generous Individuals and corporations, but a lot of those donations go to
specific departme irts which they see will
turn out the best widgets, like
Commerce; And we have the new David
Lam Building for our Commerce Faculty.
Those kind of donations arent going to
Arts and arent ijolng to Science. My
question is: How can we use the kind of
funding that we're getting from the private sector to ensure "mat our university
remains a broadly focused Institution
and retains the ability to prepare critical
MARTHA: 8 would ISte to respond as
someone who has Just come to this university and sees Mt maybe in a little different way In terms of the level of private
support that there has been for the Arts,
which 1 think real!]/ does distinguish this
university In some ways from the traditional kind of scenario you describe. If
we look around thlls campus, we see the
recent construction of the Chan
Performing Arts Centra, which Is truly
exfjtaonBnary and Is going to bring a
tremendous odturaf benefit oat only to
this campus taut afcio to the communBy at
large. We see the Belkta Art Gallery which
was Just opened as wen. Both are clearly directly related ts the Arts and some ol!
the humanities and the discoveries that
are going on In Creative Arts. We look at
the School of Journalism which is not a
practitioner's school of Journalism but
explores the theory and some of the
underlying graduate research basis of
Journalistic thought, Journalistic behaviour, and the free expression of thought
around the world. But even more Important, It Is the Hampton endowment Over
$25 million of that endowment Is directed specifically to research In the social
sciences and humanities. That's an
extraordinary endowment I dont think
any other university in this country has
designated that kind of money for internal support of research In areas that
have difficulty garnering the kind of support that you talk about So Fm not suggesting that the issues that you raise
aren't Important, and we have to be very
sensitive to them, but I think hi some
ways some of the private donations that
have come Into this university over the
past five to ten years have been very
clearly directed to the arts, humanities,
and social sciences.
TREVOR: I agree with the last questioner's response when she said that corporations are anything but altruistic when
they're supporting a university. This is
along the same lines that Noam Chomsky
developed In the sense that while corporations, by controlling the media, are
already controlling flue masses. If corporations, through Increased funding and
through Increased support of unrversi-
ttes, end up controlling what Use course
content is, It's essentially going to end up
to be the same thing of what they've
already done to Uie media. TMs Isnt a
process that has been occurring over the
last Ave or ten years, this is a process
that has been occuiTllng over the last 50
years. Corporations are really trying to
determine slowly but surely, what we
can and what we can-sot learn In order to
grow and for Uie sake of progress under
the capitalist model. And tt» question is:
If you require money to keep this iraattj-
• Hon going, and if understanding what the
corporate agenda Is and that It cannot
come from the corporate sponsorship,
what about trimming some of the
bureaucratic and administrative fat that
plagues this Institution much more than
three other institutions that I've seen and
attended myself? How many people are
really actually aware of the control that
corporations have?. I would argue that
most of the people arent aware Judging
by Hie AMS-Coke deal. But this Is a university setting. This Is supposed to be an
island of free thought and an Island of
free speech in an Increasingly corporate
WALTER: I, for one, as a university professor that has been around tor 30-odd
years, take olfense to a view that In any
way any corporate donors or any corporate influence Is going to Influence what
I'm going to do In the classroom. I can
tell you that there has never been a time
In my academic career when I have been
prepared to have anyone outside of the
university tell me what I should be doing.
I Just dont believe that this is a fair
statement about what motivates academics on this campus.
ANDREW: In terms of the false dichotomy
or the real dichotomy between a Job-
tralnlng Institution and an educational
institution, I think If UBC can succeed In
producing critical thinkers that are
dynamic, we're meeting both goals. The
question Is: in the religious studies
department, as an example, are we dropping the ball on both skies? Vou mentioned earlier alternative methods of
education, aKematlve configurations, is
there a ccmmlttee looking Into that? Are
there Ideas? Are there things being
MARTHA: So are beginning a process
tJjat win, over tie! next ten to twelve
months, look at the kind of university we
want to ba A rery big piece of that Is to
look very, very strategically and seriously at the teaming envhonment we provide here, particularly at the umtargrarJu-
ate level So Ihe answer to the second
part of your question Is: Absolutely. I
think we must think about that kind of
learning environment, and I think we
have to think about it creatively. I've put
It out In the learning forum, I've put It out
In my Installation address, and I'm
putting It out In every place I go.
I think three things distinguish UBC. The
first Is tha quality of our students. Our
student body is very distinctive. It Is an
unusually capable body of students In
comparison to many, many other universities In this country. The kind of learning
that can take place with that Und of ability Is probably a little different from the
teaming that might take place In another
institution. The second Is our distinguished faculty. For a variety of reasons,
on almost any Indicator, we have some of
the most capable minds and researchers
and scholars In North America here at
UBC. The third Is the quality of the
research that goes on. You are In a
research-Intensive university. Now, when
I hear about critical thinking and problem-solving, that's research. That's what
underpins what goes on In terms of discovery of knowledge and creation and
Interpretation and analysis of knowledge.
We want Interaction, we want a dynamic
form of teaming, and I think, If we cant
figure it out, who Is going to? I realty
think we have the ability at this university to create a teaming environment that
is distinctive ami that will allow students
a choice. When they choose UBC, they
will be choosing a teaming environment
that essentially optimizes those three
components. So, yes, get involved. Fm
delighted to sea you here. We want to
hear from you. You have some of the
solutions. It's not Just us; It's all of us
that can come up with the solutions for
the right kind of learning environment
We're going to have a variety of opportunities for dialogue, discussion, student
Input, and we want that Und of Input to
help guide us as we create that environ- EMBER 25, 1997
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would have settled down if Kchefle Rae hadn't
choked on the edible underwear and Tom Peacock
hadn't thrown up his mittens. Since he couldn't
feel his toes Chris NuttatSmith stole a pair of
sneakers. Unfortunately, they belonged to Tara
Westover who blamed Graham Lang lor their loss
and chased him fromthe office with a coalhanger.
Unable to handle the stress. John Zaozirny lay
twitching in the corner. Marina Antunes and
Federico Barahona oohed and ahhed over the
toques in the Sears catalogue while Neal Razzel
zipped up his jumrjer Eimjy Yearwood and Emily
Mak couldn't get enough ofthe Tashion File' and
Ronald Nurwisah couldn't get enough of uie host
Jamie Woods would have Seen there but he was
too busy shopping in The Hills of Kerisdale'.
Silence does not lay the foundations of democracy
Heavy handed police tactics, more than a dozen
student arrests, a couple of brutal dictators and a
host of complicit democrats on campus should
make for a pretty unhealthy university rommuni-
ty. But UBC is looking better than it has in years.
aAPEC has sparked a bit of a democratic revival. A
longhead spirit of protest and dialogue, rarely
seen since a sit-in paralysed the campus in the late
sixties, has returned to UBC.
It's hardly been on the adrninistration's terms,
though. While the university has encouraged students to Think About It the official forums and the
designation of a protest site at the Rose Garden
haven't encouraged debate and discussion nearly
to the extent that serious, peaceful protest has.
Most instructors we've talked to are avoiding the
aAPEC debate in class. "It's too political," one professor c*himed.
So it's been left to students to initiate the dialogue. .And it appears to be working. Students may
shake their heads when they hear about yet another arrest They may scoff at the painting of the
a<\PEC free zone across campus or the building of
the tent-city outside SUB. But what afl these events
have managed to do is generate a buzz on cam
pus—students are thinking and talking about
what's happening here.
Take the occupation ofthe SUB on Sunday, for
instance. A band of activists dismantled a
Christmas retail bazaar so they'd have enough
space for a teach-in which included forums and
speakers on aAPEC, free-trade, human rights and
While the action seemed, to many, like a standoff, students lapped it up, seeing the concourse as
a place for much-needed debate and discussion
rather than shopping. Hundreds of them listened
to speakers in the conversation pit and if anything, nearly everyone was talking about APEC.
It all hit home Monday morning after Jaggi
Singh, an antiAPEC organiser, was arrested on
seemingly trumped-up assault charges involving
a megaphone and security person's ear. Singh
had been warning people the RCMP might nab
him before the leaders' summit happened at UBC.
When four plain clothes officers dragged Singh
into a ghost car, his prediction that peaceful
protest would be stifled was shown to be more
than paranoia.
Singh's arrest sparked an improvised rally that
drained about 200 students out of SUB and onto
the streets. The protesters marched to the campus
RCMP detachment to demand answers.
Essentially students saw an injustice and acted
upon it—they took their democratic rights into
their own hands.
What aAPEC will show students is not how a
global economy works. What events like Singh's
arrest will show students is the importance of
democracy—that democracy reaches beyond the
ballot box and into the lives of all citizens.
It could be said that this is all nothing more
than a reaction. aAfter all, it's not everyday that
world leaders arrive on campus followed by thousands of journalists. That APEC affords student
protesters an opportunity to relive the glory ofthe
But the importance of the protests goes a little
deeper than that While they may not make
activists out of all of those who turn out to
denounce human rights abuses, or even motivate
them to consider the ramifications of a global
economy, the protests will get people thinking. It
will strengthen their sense that silence doesn't lay
the foundation of democracy. ♦
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Thank you UBC
for resisting APEC
As a native Vancouverite and former UBC student it is with great
interest and concern that I listen
to the latest stories of the anti-
APEC campaigns that are happening around the dty or on the
UBC campus. I know that ever
since my days as a "Culture
Jammer" and member of the
Student Enviroment Centre du*r-
ing the 95/96 school year, there
have been a handful of UBC students and affiliates who've been
planning strategies and events for
the upcoming conference.
November '97 seemed far away
at the time, but those people could
foresee the implications of the
conference, both on a global and
local level I want to thank these
people for helping to raise awareness about the aims of aAPEC, as
well the dark irony of UBC's role
as the "good host" of the conference.
I speak on behalf of university
students from across Canada who
are paying close attention to the
events happening at UBC. In particular, I wish to offer solidarity from
various groups within Ontario who
are also actively organising, or participating in antiAPEC activities.
Here at Trent University there was
an informative lecture series which
brought in speakers from APEC
countries, as well as professors from
our own academic community, in
order to discuss issues such as "globalisation," the rigths of migrant
workers in Canada and the effects of
APEC on food security. These meetings, organized by the Trent OPIRG
Economic Justice Working Group,
were well attended by both university students and members ofthe local
Peterborough community. One
evening there were visitng students
from an undergraduate college in
New York, all of whom had no idea
what aAPEC stands for or is about On
November 24th there will be a large
rally entitled "People Before Profits"
in downtown Toronto. Activists from
all over the world wil be there, as will
university students from several
chapters of the Ontario Public
Interest Research Group, including
those at U. of T., York and Trent We
will be thinking of you, and wish you
strength and courage to continue the
struggle to raise awareness about
APEC during these final few days of
the conference. It may be happening
in your backyard but it is affecting us
To all activists in Vancouver,
especially those at UBC, thanks again
and good luck,
Christina Zaecker
2nd Year Student,
Comparttive Development
Trent University
We would like to extend our thanks
and support in the actions of UBC
students protesting the Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation Leaders
Summit to be held at your campus.
aAPEC is part of the same initiative, led by multinational corporations, that designed the North
aAmerica Free Trade aAgreement the
Global aAgreement on Trade and the
Multilateral aAgreement on
Investment These agreements are
intended to work together and to
offer no room for alternatives. APEC
is not about sharing resources and
helping one another, it is about
opening up markets in third world
countries from which to gain profit
The leaders summit should not
be welcomed by any university. We
as students are supposed to be
learning to think critically, not mutely accepting what lifestyles and
beliefs the powers alread in charge
offer us. We need to use our space
and privilege as students in Canada
to think of active and collective
responses to aAPEC. Only through
informed knowledge can we find
some way to oppose globalisation.
Thank you for making your dissent visible and showing your
administration that students do not
automatically accepts the decisions
that corporations are making for us
and that there must be room for an
Fiona King Foster
Kate Archibald-Cross
Sarah Black-stock
Laura Metcalfe
Trent University
more letters next page THE UBYSS£#*
The Underground
not funny at all
As a graduate ofthe Faculty of Arts,
I sometimes pick up the AUS newspapers, known as the
Underground, hoping to get a few
laughs. No sign of them yet.
What is it with this paper? Their
so-called "humorous" pieces are
about as funny as pages from
UBC's Community Plan. Their big
front page article is, time and
again, so embarrassingly unfunny
that I don't laugh—I cringe.
Especially when I think of the thousands of students money wasted
on the paper each year.
Well, just when I thought the
Underground consisted of only
unbelievably feeble humour, I pick
up the latest issue and see there's
something extra: Hate.
Their columnist on page 2
writes: "...I just can't wait 'till [sic]
APEC comes to town!" Why?
Because he's "dying to see" one of
the anti-APEC protesters "get his
knees and blown off by a snipper.
Ooh baby! ...I'll be the first to
applaud. aAnd laugh? Will I laugh!"
Er...am I the only person who
finds this just a wee bit offensive?
Gleefully anticipating and applauding violence against fellow students-even if facetious-is pretty
sickening, especially with such violent imagery, and with the possibility of someone actually getting hurt
next week in anti-APEC demonstrations. And the same "joke" reappears three times later in the
If you agree that such hatred,
such viciousness, in a newspaper
put out by students of the liberal
arts is unacceptable, let the AUS
know. They're located in Buchanan
A on the 2nd floor.
J.D. Boucher
APEC should not
proceed as planned:
Pride UBC
Individuals and groups from a wide
range of communities have
expressed why they oppose the
presence of APEC leaders on campus and we the members of the
Pride UBC executive would like students to consider several more reasons why the conference should not
proceed as planned.
The most glaring problem with
the APEC summit is the organisation's refusal to discuss human
rights abuses in member states. We
believe that by not addressing these
issues the Canadian government
and the university are in effect
endorsing the status quo. Instead of
silently standing by as women, religious minorities, trade union
activists, democracy advocates, and
members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer communities are persecuted, Prime
Minister Chretien and Dr Piper
should use this meeting to press
member nations to recognise the
human rights of all individuals and
As members of the gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered and queer
communities we would like to
bring to our fellow student's attention the plight of our communities
in APEC nations. In Singapore,
Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Brunei,
South Korea, and Mexico members
of our communities are harassed,
jailed, and killed simply because of
their sexuality. Only Canada,
Australia, and New Zealand have
taken meaningful steps to insure
that members of our communities
can participate fully in society. Yet
on Tuesday, Dr Piper will stand
beside Prime Minister Chretien
and shake the hand of each and
every APEC leader. Contrast this
gesture of respect with the fact that
in 1990 the university senate
barred sporting events held in conjunction with the Gay Games from
taking place on the UBC campus.
We feel that such a contradiction
shows gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer people that
this university and the Canadian
Government does not truly believe
in human rights for all but is
instead content with the status quo.
A status quo that we strongly reject
Members ofthe Pride UBC
Not pro-APEC,
but anti-APEC Alert
On November 25, 1997, APEC-Alert
protestors telling us to walk out on
our classes and go to alternate classes disrupted my POLI 380 class. I do
not mind them exercising their
right to free speech, and I did not
mind their tent-city, although it was
an eyesore. However, I do mind
when they disrupt my class that I
paid for to get an education.
Someone should tell them that the
sixties have come and gone. They do
not have a right to impose their
ideals onto me. If I want to support
them, I will walk out and will not go
to class. However, for me and many
other students, education is very
high on the importance sale. I also
mind when they chalk Anti-APEC
slogans all over the SUB. Their right
to free speech is guaranteed by the
Constitution, but I do not believe
that the charter covers graffiti and
vandalism. Again, they're imposing
their ideals on people who may not
want to know. Wasting millions of
sheets of paper and tape is sufficient
to get their message across.
Desiree Luebkemann
Political Science, 3rd year
APEC Alerters
should stick
to the point
Is it just my imagination, or has
APEC alert gone beyond what their
mandate is—or should be? I mean,
of course the protests against the
presence of APEC here on campus.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think
we should welcome APEC at UBC
either, but, it has gone far beyond
protesting APEC—it is now attacking
corporate sponsorship here on
campus, without which I couldn't
afford to be here, and even promoting their (members of the APEC
Alert) groups and clubs. The "vegetarian" food table and the "Hare
Chrishna" donation box are excellent examples Please forgive the
generalisations but that is how I
have seen this. So, since, APEC will
have just come and will soon be
gone, I wish good luck to those who
are going to risk arrest to make
their point But if something like
this should ever return to UBC,
please people, stick to the point
G. D. Mitchell
Arts 2
Wednesday, November 26
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Sarah McLachlan
At General Motors Place
Nov 17
 by Graham Lang
Something told me that the Sarah
McLachlan concert was going to be
amazing. Maybe it was the tension
in the air as the throngs entered GM
Place, or maybe just a brief psychic
digression into the future. Actually,
it was the line of scalpers on hand
and knee, begging anyone and
everyone for their ticket to the sold-
Madeleine Peyroux was the
opening act. which can be a hard
job at tie best of times, and even
harder with a crowd anxiously
awaiting their hometown diva.
Accompanied only by a trumpet and
electric guitar, Peyroux produced a
Dixieland-ragtime meets blues
"femme-folk* sound. She opened
with a throaly rendition of Patsy
Cline's 'Walking in the Moonlight,'
and then moved into classic Muddy
Waters blues tunes, and finally mixing in her own songs like "Nobody
Loves a Fat Girl."
The show featured an electric guitarist from southern Tennessee
pumping out a style not unlike B.B.
King's, and a horn-blower that rocked
a ragtime rhapsody. The band laid
down a solid set Peyroux's constant
dedication of songs to "all the 16 year
old women out there" set the mood
for the evening, and primed the audience well for McLachlan.
SARAH MCLACHLAN: Vancouver diva kicks off her American tour at GM Place.
McLachlan was electrifying. She
opened her set with her latest hit,
'Building a Mystery." A heavy
bassline slammed in hard at the
beginning ofthe first chorus, and the
two electric guitars also on stage
joined the acoustic serenade.
McLachlan's voice was amazing, but
less prevalent than on the
album, as she let the tools of
modern day pop control the flow
of the music. Her style can only
be described as electric guitar
driven folk—an oxymoron if ever
there was one.
Some of Mclachlan's earlier
songs like 'Terms of Endearment" made an appearance. Interestingly, even the music from the
album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
was altered to accommodate the
plethora of guitars on stage.
'Mary," an entirely acoustic song
on album, contained electric guitar rifls throughout the live version. This new arrangement was
crowdpleasing, but too reminiscent of the many mainstream
"alternative" bands.
The last half ef the show was
all about McLachlan's voice. She
brought out a piano for "Adia,"
and her voice enraptured the
The concert ended with an
encore   of  three   songs,   and
McLachlan finished the show
surrounded by candlelight and a
visit from a surprise guest her
dog. Rex. The crowd gave a standing ovation to their favourite
hometown girl as she exited the
stage—to start off her American
McLachlan's concert, while a little
overshadowed by the shift to formulaic "popular music," still touched the
Vancouver audience.*
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