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The Ubyssey Jan 27, 1976

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McGeer into rats, dope in spare time
What does Pat McGeer do when he isn't
trying to swallow his foot? Well, for the last
three years B.C.'s new education minister
has been investigating the evils of cannabis.
McGeer and research partner Alexander
Jakubovic have a $47,000 grant from the
federal Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate to shoot rats full of THC, the active
ingredient in marijuana and hashish.
McGeer and Jakubovic have been investigating the drugs' effect on the rats'
brains and testes. To gauge if the THC affects sperm production in rats, the
researchers had to get sperm samples.
The rats were, to say the least, reluctant.
"We tried fitting them (the rats) with
plastic vaginas," Jakubovic said, "but they
■ just would not ejaculate. No way."
Jakubovic said he and McGeer were
forced to use roosters for the sperm count
experiments after the rats failed to come.
He said the researchers wanted to use
humans for the experiments but authorities
would not allow it.
Steady doses of THC "damaged" both the
brains and testes of the rats, Jakubovic said.
The purified THC, provided by the Non-
Medical Use of Drugs Directorate, affected
nucleic acid and protein synthesis in the
rats' brains and testes, he said.
Jakubovic said the U.S. senate has invited
him to present results of the research to two
senate committees this month.
The offer came after Jakubovic spoke at a
marijuana symposium in Helsinki, Finland,
he said.
Rick Murray, a student member
of the board of governors, told an
all-candidates' meeting Monday
that if he is re-elected, he will increase communications with
students — by regulating The
Murray, engineering 4, was the
only one of eight board candidates
at a meeting in the SUB conversation pit who specifically said
how he intended to increase the
flow of information between
students and board members.
"The board has been ignored by
The Ubyssey," Murray said in
response to a question on how he
intends to get information to the
students. Murray made his pitch as
about 25 students wandered past
the podium.
"If I'm on the SRA (Student Representative Assembly), I'll look at
The Ubyssey," he said.
(All students elected to the board
and senate will serve, along with
undergraduate society reps, on the
SRA, which will replace the
current student council under the
new Alma Mater Society constitution.)
Murray said he considered
trying to regulate The Ubyssey
four years ago when he was a
student council member. He said it
has not improved since then.
Voting will take place today and
Wednesday on campus to elect two
student board members and
student senate members.
Dave Van Blarcom, arts 4, one of
two Student Unity candidates and
current AMS vice-president, said
he would like to get students involved in the board by "taking an
imaginative approach" to student
Other candidates who spoke to
the handful of listening students
promised to get more information
to students about board affairs.
Young Socialist candidates
Bonnie Geddes, arts 1, and Monica
Jones, arts 3, called for more
See page 5: BOARD
Vol. LVII, No. 44       VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1976      «^ps«>48     228-2301
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GETTING IT ON, second-generation folk hero Ario Guthrie entertains full house Monday night as he plays
tunes that have kept Guthrie family in top ranks of musical performers for many years. Alice's Restaurant
went undone, but he "rode" his good ole motorcycle once again.
Money problems limit workshop enrolment
Limited funds will prevent most
of the English 100 students who
failed their Christmas composition
exam from taking remedial
workshops, the English 100 course
chairman said Monday.
Jonathan Wisenthal said the
remedial program, which accommodates 600 students, will be
open to less than 150 of the 1,412
students who failed the Christmas
Wisenthal said 27 per cent of the
600 students enrolled in the
workshops passed the December
About 37 per cent of English 100
students failed the exam, he said,
and seven per cent did not write it.
Wisenthal said students who
were in the remedial workshops
before Christmas and who passed
the exam will no longer have to
attend the workshops. Their places
will be filled by some of the
students who failed the exam.
In September, budget restrictions limited space in the workshop
program to 600 students. Accordingly, only the students who
had the worst marks on the
diagnostic composition exam given
to all English 100 students in
September were given places in
the remedial classes.
Wisenthal said the remedial
program is not the best solution to
the so-called literacy problem.
He said it is very expensive and
added  he  isn't   sure   that   "the
university should get too involved
in remedial work."
The remedial workshops were
approved by senate in January,
1975, and were designed to offer
help to students who failed the.
September diagnostic exam.
The workshop, a non-credit
course, is taken along with English
100 and must be passed before
students receive credit for English
The workshop requires two extra
hours per week and teaches
English sentence structure, conventions of standard English usage
and basic principles of expository
Funding has also curtailed, at
least     temporarily,      English
department plans to give
diagnostic tests to high school
students the spring before they
enter UBC instead of when they
come to university in September.
The plan, which was approved by
senate at its November meeting,
was designed to determine which
students would need remedial
instruction, and not to prevent
them from entering university.
A senate committee which drew
up the plan estimated it would cost
UBC $25,000 annually to administer
the diagnostic exams in the high
However, the money was not set
aside in next year's budget and it
could take as long as two years
before such a testing program
mouth spiels
at each other
Thirteen candidates seeking
election to UBC senate showed
their mettle Friday at an all-
candidates' meeting in SUB
.conversation pit.
The generally unresponsive and
transient audience showed limited
interest in speeches as the senate
hopefuls  expounded   their  often-
similar views on senate matters.
First speaker was Dick Byl, law
land Student Unity candidate, who
restricted  his  comments  to the
issue of entrance exams at UBC.
"I don't like them because they
discriminate against students from
high schools other than fancy high
schools in Shaughnessy and West
" Vancouver," he said.
Byl said a "problem" of low
standards and "devalued" degrees
exist at UBC but claimed entrance
exams are "no solution."
"It's-not going to solve anything
— it's going to restrict entrance at
university to a certain class of
people," he said, adding that entrance .exams were "against the
aligned interests of the community."
"You measure the value of a
degree by what comes out of a
university, not by what goes in,"
Byl said.
Byl called on the provincial
government to "investigate
deficiencies" in secondary school
education policies.
Joanne Clifton, arts 2, criticized
the university for its stand during
December contract negotiations
with the Association of University
and College,Employees.
The Young Socialist candidate
said the university "refused to
budge with AUCE until they went
on strike. "We support AUCE and
all other workers on campus," she
Clifton saidshe opposes entrance
exams "which pick out certain
people to be on a campus," and
emphasized the need for
"universal access to university."
She said student representation
on senate is necessary because
"they control all aspects of life on
campus," including fees,
curriculum and the hiring and
firing of professors.
Student Unity' candidate Bev
Crowe, arts 3, admitted she was
unfamiliar with senate affairs but
said entrance exams were a
"problem" that had to be dealt
She cited experience with SUB
management committee and in
residence (social) affairs as
qualifications which would serve
her well on senate.
Between speakers, returning
officer Brent Tynan reminded
listeners that students elected to
the senate and board of governors
will also sit on the Students' Representative Assembly, which, under
the new Alma Mater Society
constitution, will replace the
current AMS student council.
See page 2: STUDENTS Page 2
Tuesday, January 27,  1976
Students to run election
From page 1
Tynan also said that due to
changes in the Universities Act,
students will largely be responsible
for the running of Wednesday's
election, assuming the task from
the registrar.
Peter Fairey, commerce 2, said
he would work to bring senate
affairs more into the open if he is
elected Wednesday.
He said senate "must get
students involved" and pledged to
act as a communication link "to
bring student awareness of what's
going on in senate."
Senate incumbent Brian Higgins,
law 1, spoke of entrance exams and
tenure as the two most important
"issues" in senate affairs.
"There is a downfalling of
education in this province," he
said, but added: "There are other
methods besides exams to
maintain educational standards."
Higgins said that although profs'
publications are given more emphasis than teaching ability in
considerations of tenure, "all
students can tell a good prof" and
called for student course and
professor evaluations to be considered in granting tenure.
Student Unity candidates Dave
Jiles, arts 2, told the audience he
had come to "talk action and not
talk issues."
Jiles said that because it deals
with curriculum and instruction
the senate is "too important a body
not to have student input."
He said that in order to be
credible, student senators must
"be willing to work, to come
prepared and to do their
Trevor Jones, arts 2, listed a
number of objectives he would like
to see the senate achieve. These
• increased student representation on the Universities council,
board of governors and senate;
• a permanent off-campus
housing service for students;
• student reps at the federal and
provincial level to fight cutbacks
and fee hikes;
• review of exam standards in
the UBC English department;
• and a rental system worked
out whereby vendors could return
to SUB.
Christie Jung, arts 3, said that as
a student senator he would press
for more financial aid and increased employment opportunities
for UBC students.
Jung said he favors increasing
student representation on senate to
50 per cent to ensure "equal and
fair voting" for students on the
powerful university body..
Light moment of the day came
with candidate David MacKinnon,
Students plan occupation
of government buildings
Busloads of students from the
francophone University of
Moncton plan to occupy government buildings here Wednesday to
push for student aid reforms,
according to unconfirmed reports.
Five hundred students from
seven New Brunswick post-
secondary institutions marched on
the legislature last Wednesday but
they backed down on their plan to
occupy a building there despite
premier Richard Hatfield's refusal
to meet any of their demands.
The students left after it became
clear that Hatfield would not make
any   concessions   to   improve
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student aid or reverse educational
spending cutbacks.
A source in Ottawa said Monday
the francophone students of the
University of Moncton were annoyed the occupation was called Off
and planned to pressure the
provincial government with the
demonstration Wednesday.
Cinema West Presents
Two Approaches To
Traditional: Olivier
Fri. Jan. 30 @ 12:30
Tue. Feb. 3 @ 12:30
Modern: Williamson
Thurs. Jan. 29 @ 2:30
Mon, Jan. 2 @ 12:30
S.U.B. Auditorium
A welcome break from the I
monotonies of|
' Shakespearen texts.
Application for Graduation cards are now being mailed to
students registered in the graduating year of the following degree
programmes: B.A., B.F.A., B.Mus., B.Com., Lie. Acc't., B.Ed.
(Elem.), B.Ed. (Sec), and B.Sc. All students who expect to
graduate this Spring are requested to complete and return both
cards to the Registrar's Office (Mrs. Kent) as soon as possible, but
no later than February 16, 1976. Any student in the graduating
year of these degree programmes who does not receive cards in
the mail should confirm with the Registrar's Office that his/her
local mailing address is correct.
Students in the graduating year of all remaining- degree
programmes, except Graduate Studies, may obtain their
"Application for Graduation" cards from their Faculty Offices.
Students on the Graduate Studies programmes may obtain their
Applications from their graduate advisors.
"Application for Graduation" cards are available in the Office of
the Registrar.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the students to apply for their
degrees. The list of candidates for graduation to be presented to the
Faculty and to the Senate for approval of degrees is compiled solely from
these application cards.
arts 3, who described his fellow
candidates as a "likeable but sorry
Bernard Bischoff, a master's
degree candidate in philosophy,
said he would recommend to
senate compulsory exams for first-
and second-year courses if he is
He also called for investigations
into operations of the bookstore,
which made a profit of $120,000 last
year, and said he would work
toward the establishment of a
senate marks appeal committee
for students.
Final speaker Bill Black, applied
science 2, said he opposes entrance
exams and claimed "the literacy
problem starts in secondary
He said instructor evaluationsby
student "don't count enough' in
tenure considerations."
Advance polls for the election of
students to senate and the board of
governors open today from 5-7 p.m.
in Totem Park, Place Vanier and
Walter Gage residences.
Regular polling takes place
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at 10 locations around campus.
4 AMS Reps
Academic Co-ordinator
Athletic Co-ordinator
Public Relations Officer
Publications Office
3644 West 4th Avenue
At Alma
Due to the new AMS constitution all funds previously allocated
to the Science Undergraduate Society have been terminated.
Therefore, it is necessary that the S.U.S. receives support from
Science students.
The proposed levy is $1.00 per science student, to be reviewed
annually. Note that presently other undergraduate societies levy
fees ranging from $2.00 to $6.00.
WED. FEB. 4 at 12:30
ABOUT JUDAISM    by tonnisPrager and Joseph Teluthkin
"/ congratulate you . .. You have actually written the intelligent skeptic's guide to Judaism."
For four yean Prager and Tetushkin spoke to Jewish audiences
throughout the world; everywhere the questions were the same:
1. Do I have to believe in God to be a good
Jew?        ~"
2. Who needs organized religion or Jewish
laws - isn't It enough to be an ethical
3. If Judaism is supposed to make people
better, how does one account for unethical religious Jews?
4. How does Judaism differ from:
a) Christianity?
b) Marxism and Communism?
c) Ethical Humanism?
5. What is the Jewish role in the world?
6. Why are so many young Jews alienated
from Jewish life?
7. Why shouldn't I intermarry — doesn't
Judaism advocate universal brotherhood?
8. How does one start acting Jewish?
Beginning January 28, 1976, with the author
Joseph Telushkin and continuing every Tuesday
with Rabbi Hier at Hillel House. Textbook
available, no admission charge. Tuesday, January 27, 1976
Page 3
Chuck Connaghan et la vie
Chuck Connaghan is a difficult
man to interview.
He has been accused by critics of
being glib and slick, and he doesn't
deny the description.
"I guess that's the way I am," he
says. "If that's the way I am, that's
the way I am. C'est la vie."
But Connaghan is in charge of
thousands of non-faculty employees at UBC. He has a
reputation for toughness with trade
unions. Beneath the glibness there
is a mind making important
He evokes — to those who read
his name in newspapers but don't
see him in person — an image of a
tough labor negotiator always representing "management interests" and usually those of large
His reputation grew during five
years as president of the Con-
. . . not labor's friend
struction Labor Relations
Association, which he joined in
1969. There, Connaghan was able to
marshal competing construction
contractors into a cohesive force to
keep construction workers' wages
as low as possible.
His CLRA work didn't make him
friends with trade union members.
Syd Thompson, president of the
Vancouver local of the International Woodworkers of
America, said in June when
Connaghan announced he was
leaving CLRA that the departure
was a "happy event" for labor.
So there was apprehension in
some quarters when administration president Doug
Kenny announced Connaghan
would take responsibility for
UBC's personnel, physical plant,
purchasing, and other non-
academic   service   departments.
His performance on the job to
date has been a bit of a mystery.
He denies he has acted as a
hatchet man or clamped down on
the people under him. But he
diplomatically shoved aside former UBC personnel head John
McLean. McLean now investigates
campus parking lots. Connaghan is
advertising for a new personnel
And he was blunt with Hugh
Kelly, responsible for traffic and
security, when he ordered an investigation into accidents and
blunders of UBC security officers
in dealing with students.
To make the investigation
public, Connaghan invited a
Ubyssey reporter to his office and
handed him a list of names of investigating committee members
and the committee's terms of
reference. Kelly learned the
details through The Ubyssey,
before Connaghan bothered to let
him know.
And Connaghan is believed to be
at least partly responsible for the
failure of the library and clerical
workers' strike in December.
Connaghan, in charge of
negotiations, held off making any
concessions until the last minute
and helped implement the administration's policy of keeping the
university open during the strike.
Below are some interview
questions and answers and the
results of a word association test,
which was intended to provide
some insight into Connaghan's
character. First, the word
association test:
"First class university."
"Critique? An assessment of an
event or set of circumstances."
"Labor, can either be seen in
labor, the sense of unions, or in the
broader sense, as part of the
working force."
"Forward look."
"Someone who has committed —
who has broken the law."
"Premier of the province."
"That which emphasizes a
particular word or phrase."
"That's a possessive, ha ha ha
ha. Ha ha ha ha ha."
Ubyssey: How do you see
dealings with campus unions as
part of your job?
Connaghan: "When you look at
my responsibilities, labor is only a
very small part of the areas which
I have responsibility for. The
bigger departments are obviously
departments like physical plant,
purchasing, uh, you know, information services, and personnel
happens to be one of them. And I'm
not spending all my time watching
the personnel department. I wasn't
hired to do that I wouldn't have
taken the job if it had been that.
"I have that much, you know, the
broader general management
function more than just looking
after personnel."
Ubyssey: What would you like to
see changed at UBC during your
term of office as vice-president?
Connaghan: Well, I've been here
now three months and I'm still
really trying to assess all the areas
that I have responsibility for. And I
think that question — though I'm
not trying to duck it — I really
think that that question can be
better answered maybe three
months or six months from now
because I'm still going on impressions.
"You know, it's a large
(university). Each of these areas
are pretty complicated areas,
"For example in purchasing,
just take purchasing and the kind
of things they get into — the kind of
commodities, who we deal with,
why we deal with them, why we
have a certain purchasing pattern.
"Similarly, with physical plant.
Physical plant is a very complicated (area). We have a large
maintenance custodial group, we
' have a construction group, we have
a design group. All of those have
got to.be looked into, so what I've
been doing up to now is I've been
trying to spend time*ih each of
those areas.
"I meet with the directors
weekly and assess the thing and
really I'm still in a learning stage
about it. So I'm going on impressions more than anything else
at the moment."
Ubyssey: Could you elaborate on
your impressions a bit more?
Connaghan: I think the major
thing is that those departments are
service departments and that
means they have to service the
campus and they have to provide a
service to the campus.
Ubyssey: Can you give a specific
example of where the campus isn't
being serviced adequately by the
existing setup and where it can be
Connaghan: . . .1 hate to make
any kind of statement. . . until we
get all the facts in.
"But one of the things you know
that concerns me is there seems to
be a feeling about the physical
plant department that you know
that maybe on occasion that work
orders come in and they're not
dealt with as quickly as someone
would have like them to be dealt
with from the outside.
"I've been having discussions
about this you know, how we might
speed the process up. Is it possible
to speed it up? Maybe the nature of
the campus is such that we can't.
"Maybe we should be doing,
spending more time Jn the
development of people, the
training of people, those areas.
And you know that's the stage I'm
at. I'm not prepared to say, yeah,
that's certainly an area and we
have to do it this way."
Connaghan evaded questions
about whether he felt the physical
plant workers need to be worked
harder or outside contractors
should be brought in to do their
He said "physical plant has only
so many resources" and all the
workers, when a request for help
comes in, may be "working on
projects that have been going on
for some time."
On outside contractors: "No . . .
again, I have.no firm commitment
on that, other than that we have to
build new buildings with outside
contractors. Presumably we just
don't have the expertise to build a
biosciences or education extension
or a Museum of Man (sic)."
Connaghan, most importantly,
shares certain attitudes with
Kenny and he echoes the cliches
about the place of students in the
university made earlier by another
vice-president, Michael Shaw.
"You  know,   that's   what  a
university's all about. Students,"
Connaghan said.
"I think we've always got to keep
in mind that the university is a
place of learning and that means
that we have continuously,
whether it is in the service
department that I am responsible
for . . . or somebody else in other
departments ... is that we've gciil^
to be focused toward that one**
objective of providing a quality
level of education, of an
educational institution.
"Whether that's research or
teaching, or you know, of style —
quality of life, a quality of learning
for students. That's at our goal.
That's what we've gotrtd be doing.
We've got to be the handmaidens to
the university, to the academic
community, to make sure that goal
is met. And that's the focus I
—matt Mm photo
A PINT NOW AND THEN can help save a life, so Greg Small, applied spience 1, did a little bleeding Monday
in SUB blood donor clinic. Nurses Mary Pierce and Linda Armstrong will be waiting all week as foresters
challenge other faculties to come out and bleed.
McGeer evades BCSF reps
B.C. Student Federation representatives were unsuccessful in
their attempts to speak with
education minister Pat McGeer
and labor minister Allan Williams
The BCSF reps planned on
meeting with McGeer in an attempt to clarify Social Credit
education policy and spending
But McGeer apparently couldn't
meet with the BCSF reps, leaving
them to speak with his executive
assistant Jim Bennett (no relation
to premier BUI Bennett).
BCSF executive member Janet
Neilson, said Monday: "Jim
Bennett suggested we keep the
meeting confidential and then
proceeded to tell us that he didn't
know anything.
"Bennett also expressed anger
because we notified the press about
our anticipated meeting with
McGeer," Neilson said.
When asked how Bennett
responded to their questions
Neilson said: "Bennett merely
took our various questions down
and promised separate letters in
response to each question."
"It was quite apparent to us the
executive assistant didn't know a
great deal and was acting as a
buffer between us and the
minister," Neilson said.
But Bennett said in an interview
Monday that because McGeer was
scheduled to be in Vancouver attending to ICBC matters, it was
never agreed he would meet with
the BCSF.
McGeer never did attend the
ICBC press conference Friday in
Vancouver at which the new insurance rates were announced.
"It's difficult to get time with the
minister because of his ICBC
responsibilities so I suggested they
speak with me and that I would be
quite willing to spend time with
them," Bennett said.
"I don't know what Neilson
wanted to imply. I spent two hours
with her and wrote her questions
down. Only being in office four or
five weeks, I didn't have the answers and many of the questions
were of the minister's responsibility," he added.
' 'The education department
apparently has its spending
guidelines- prepared, but they
would not divulge them," Neilson
Neilson said she fears the
education department will not
release its spending estimates until
late March or April meaning
education institutions' budgets will
not be submitted until well after
the regular academic year.
This is the-time, she said, when
students will be away for the
summer and unavailable to protest
possible spending cuts and adverse
governmental policies.
But Bennett said that he "tried to
explain to the BCSF on behalf of
the minister that the question of
education spending is not answered until the government
budget is put to the legislature."
BCSF reps also met with
Williams' executive assistant Jim
Excell, and deputy labor minister
Jim Matkin to protest the
provincial government's plans to
freeze Careers 76 — a student
summer   employment   program.
Last summer the Careers
program was given $20 million to
hire 11,000 students, but the Socred
government is reconsidering the
The BCSF protest was met with
an unsympathetic air, Neilson
She said Excell was told many
students had to live on welfare
despite the employment of 11,000
students under the Careers
program. "Welfare is too easy to
get," Neilson quoted Excell as
Excell was unavailable for
comment on Monday.
The BCSF plans on other forms
of protest in their efforts to save
the student jobs. Page 4
Tuesday, January 27, 1976
Elections for student representatives to the UBC board
of governors and senate begin today.
Right now the board acts as a rubber stamp, acting as a
de facto arm of the university administration despite its
supposed independence. This has to change and it can.
Because it has ultimate control over UBC finances, the
board has tremendous power to do virtually anything.
However, it rarely does, relying on the committee system and
due process up the UBC power ladder for the programs and
decisions it rubber stamps.
If the board had the best interests of the community in
mind it could, for example, tell faculty and administration
types to survive on smaller pay increases (and maybe even the
odd salary rollback).
Currently the board conducts all its important business
in private, which isn't exactly conducive to change because
nobody knows what is going on.
Of the eight students running for the board at least two,
Basil Peters and Rick Murray, seem content with the
backroom manner in which the board conducts its business.
Neither places more open board meetings or expanded
student representation on university governing bodies as a
Murray and Peters are status quo candidates and the
status quo. is not working. Count them out.
The two young socialist candidates, Monica Jones and
Bonnie Geddes, have admitted they don't even want to sit on
the board. They are using their campaign as a soapbox for
their views. Count them out.
Neither Herb Dhaliwal nor Geoffrey Webb have enough
experience to handle the complex politics which go on at the
board level. Nix them.
This leaves the Student Unity candidates David Van
Blarcom and Dave Theessen. While neither of these Alma
Mater Society veterans could be called firebrands both have
experience.  They  seem  committed  to  progressive change.
Theessen and Van Blarcom have said they will .continue
to urge for student representation on currently secret
committees dealing with professorial tenure and promotion.
In addition their experience with the AMS will be needed
next year because senate and board reps also sit on students'
council under the new constitution.
They deserve to be elected.
It's a good-deal more difficult to tell which students
running for the senate positions deserve to be elected. During
their campaigns, they've all — or nearly all — had the same
tilings to say about the same motherhood issues.
However, there's one thing to be kept in mind and that's
the question of experience on senate. Two of the candidates
running for senate positions at large have served on senate
i before — Keith Gagne and Brian Higgins.
Neither of them have proved to be particularly vocal at
senate meetings. When issues concerning students are
discussed, they've both been pretty tight lipped.
Perhaps they've done their homework on the
committees which do much of senate's work. But then again,
perhaps it's time to give someone else a chance to speak up
and represent students.
And for students who will be voting in the law faculty
rep election, there's Gordon Funt. He's served two years on
senate, and has been more effective than any of the other
student senators.
He's been vocal, has brought issues such as the
bookstore profit and the tenure issue before senate. He
deserves to be re-elected.
This letter is addressed to
Yoraslav Shumuk of engineering 4
and others who may share his
As a former engineering student
I was more than a little shocked at
the arrogance and general tone of
your letter, especially when I
realized that I would have been
quite capable of writing something
similar in my engineering school
To attack your points in roughly
reverse order, it is not established
in our society that your payment of
part of the costs of your education
is sufficient to guarantee you the
right to an uninterrupted
education. The same society which
subsidizes your education also
allows unions the right to legal
To my knowledge, there was
never any request from AUCE for
"blind self-sacrifice" by students
or anyone else during the strike.
An honest examination of the
issues would have been a greater
contribution that most managed!
It is hardly a startling revelation
that the union's motives for the
strike were selfish. What we all
have to ask ourselves is whether
the members of AUCE were entitled to a greater share of our
society's wealth than they were
being offered by the university
I would like to suggest that so
long as AUCE members' pay
remains significantly lower than
typical pay rates of other (male)
workers' groups with similar
levels of training and responsibility, so long will they deserve
the support of all of us.
Since you think of your
university education in terms of
"paying tuition fees and passing up
wages in order to attend this
place" I have no doubt that you
expect to receive an adequate
return on your investment when
you become a professional
Unjust   as   it   may   seem,   on
current trends you will not receive
any return on your investment. An
article in the November issue of
the B.C. Professional Engineer
mentions a theoretical study of the
incomes of two friends, one an
engineer and the other a
On the basis of average salaries,
it was concluded "that due to the
five years of training at the
university, the boy who went into
engineering will never make as
much money in his life as his friend
who became a technician." The
point I am trying to make is this: if
you will not make any sacrifices to
support the easily justified
demands of a group of workers,
how can you expect others to
support you when you ask for a
salary which is commensurate
with your training and responsibilities?
Progress towards social justice
is not made solely by government,
unions, university administrations
and other institutions, but also by
the general public through their
support (or lack of it) for various
It is therefore in the interests of
all of us to examine fairly the
issues involved in any strike which
affects us and support it or not on
the basis of our conclusions.  To
dismiss a strike out of hand simply
because it inconveniences us is to
display ignorance and immaturity.
Bruce Forbes P.Eng.
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staffers. "Gosh," exclaimed Doug Rushton, "this weed Rat McGeer gaveus
is dynamite." "Ya," said Gary Coull to Ralph Maurer and Greg Edwards,
"but what are we supposed to do with these plastic things?" Marcus Gee
grinned and lunged for the device but Chris Gainor was too quick.
Grabbing the plastic treat Gainor broke for the backroom with Mark
Buckshon, Gregg Thompson, Doug Todd and Matt King "hot" on his tail.
In the melee that ensued Sue Vohanka, Anne Wallace and Eric Ivan Berg
watched through a hole in the window as the dope crazed staffers tried to
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Nancy Southam and Len MacKave applauded racously as Gainor emerged
victoriously from the backroom with a milky colored vial in his hand.
"Milkshake!" grunted David Wilkinson swallowing the contents of the vial.
Susan Alexander grimaced in disgust. Tuesday, January 27, 1976
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but few bother to listen
Board candidates bore
From page.l    .'-•.-.  ..'-•
student housing and'rappedfJie'lS
_,  per cent ceiling on  educatfpnal
spending increases.   .. •   "!...,4''-
Geddes said students, especially
immigrant students, are'har#j(jefed
by the lack of student housing.
The spending ceiling.will mean
cutbacks in services, arid, higher
tuition and residence fees.', Jones
* told students not. to believe administration president Doug
Kenny when he says tuition fees]
will not rise next year.
"I'd like to know where Doug
Kenny fits into Trudeau's call for
economic restraint," Jones said,
referring to Kenny's $60,000 annual
Geddes called the single rooms
in Place Vanier and Totem Park
residences "oversized cupboards,"
and said the board should be used
as "a platform to press for low-cost
Basil Peters, engineering 3, said
he identifies himself with the
viewpoint of most students.
"Several of the other candidates
running for the board are
politically extreme," he warned.
Peters said there should be no
cutbacks in student services.
Herb Dhaliwal, commerce 4,
called for a strong turnout for the
board and senate elections to give
the students elected a strong voice.
He pledged to "develop a
channel of communication between students and the board."
Geoffrey  Webb,  a   Ph.D.   candidate in chemistry, told the crowd
. "the university is here to serve the
students as an educational institution." There should be no
increase in tuition, he said.
"The decisions made in the
board should serve the student
body," he added.
, Van Blarcom's partner on the
Student Unity slate, current AMS
treasurer Dave Theessen, commerce 4, called for more on-
campus housing for students.
"We're willing to give the administration the benefit of the
doubt in the running of the
university," said Theessen. "But
we are not willing to let the administration structure get in the
way of student interests."
Jones and Geddes said during
the question period that board
members should all be elected and
not appointed by the government.
But most other candidates said
two student members on the 15-
member board could provide an
effective voice for students.
Murray claimed that during his
year on the board, he and fellow
student member Svend Robinson
played an important role in ending
the $5 Recreation UBC fee, moving
the proposed library processing
centre off green space near SUB
and getting university funding for
the $4.7 million pool currently
under construction.
Murray admitted he voted in
favor last year of seeking an
exemption for UBC residences
from the 10.6 per cent rent increase
ceiling, but claimed he merely
wanted to get an opinion from the
government on how the ceiling
applies to residences.
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Student survey shows
ICBC rate hikes stun
That's how the majority of
students reacted Monday when
asked what they thought of the
Insurance Corporation of B.C. rate
hikes, announced Friday by the
Social Credit government.
Since most UBC students are
under 25 years of age, they are the
ones most severely affected by the
startling jump in insurance
premiums — as much as three
times what they paid last year.
Asked by The Ubyssey if they
could afford the new rates, most
students.said flatly they could not,
would.notand should not be forced
to •face the huge increases.
"No ;way!" was how Blaine
Gaffney, arts 1, assessed his
chances of being able to afford the
sharp increases.
When asked what he plans to do
with his car, Gaffney said bitterly:
"ICBC's taking it off my hands for
$200 and crushing it."
"The increases are not justified,
period. It's just ridiculous," was
Sandra Sealy's, arts 4, reaction.
"Only certain people like (minister
responsible for ICBC Pat) McGeer
can afford such huge increases
across the board — certainly not
students," she said.
Asked if she could afford the new
rates, Barbara Staton, education 5,
said: "No, what a coincidence."
She said she hoped what she views
as a gathering storm of public
Rioters burned two supermarkets
Monday as the week-long spam
crisis saw its worst day yet for
The ultra-rightist cabinet of
Antonio de Spamola, meanwhile, is
meeting this evening to consider
declaring martial law and calling
in the National Gourd to restore
protest against the new rates
would force McGeer to back down
on the increases.
"Or else I'll have to pay the first
quarterly payment and then not
drive this summer. I won't sell the
car. It all seems like a plot for
(Socred MLA George) Kerster and
the Socred crew of used car
dealers," she added.
"He (McGeer) is slapping down
the NDP party and the" people of
the province," Staton said. She
said she hopes a 24-hour car
drivers' moratorium on driving
will demonstrate public
displeasure with the new rates.
Matt King, science 2, said he
can't afford the new rates and will
be forced to park his 10-year-old
car "till the end of the summer and
probably for the whole year."
"I'll probably be taking the bus,"
said Craig Campbell, commerce 3,
who, like several other students,
said he only drives "Daddy-O's
Walter Melnuk, arts 4, who also
drives the family car, was one of
few students who said they could
afford the increases. "But being
under 25 and single is kind of
devastating," he added.
Lyndon Scott, commerce 3, said
he could not only afford the increased rates but also defended the
massive hikes as "the same rates
before ICBC as now — all the NDP
did was run it at a deficit."
Scott pointed out, as did several
other students, that the new rates
only serve to bring B.C.'s auto
insurance rates into line with
similarly high rates in Ontario and
Some       students       offered
suggestions for alternatives to the
vast increases. Several students
thought a proposed 15 to 20 cent per
gallon gas tax as well as premium
increases between 50 and 100 per
cent would have been an equitable
compromise for drivers of all ages.
"Students, like oldsters, are on a
limited budget," said Bob Goodwin, commerce 1. "To tax the
drivers who drive the most is one of
the best alternatives."
Goodwin added: "I'm going to
have to afford it — I live 20 miles
Glen Stensrud, education 2, said
he recently received a full ICBC
write-off for his car after an accident. "I was thinking of buying
another car, but I don't think I can
afford one now."
Many students said they would
be forced to take McGeer's advice
and sell their cars, and become
accustomed to taking the bus.
Ken Sommerfeldt, science 1, said
he'D try putting it (the car) into my
dad's name or into storage. But
living on the buses is a real pain
because I live in Langley on the
weekends and it's a real hassle."
"I paid $250 last year, but $750 is
way too much," said Wilson Lee,
commerce 5. "Lower the increase
to 50 per cent or so, but not 300 per
cent. That's ridiculous."
The best news about the new rate
hikes is that they can be paid in
four'instalments, "to further ease
the burden." A 25 per cent down
payment is due Feb. 29, and the
remaining instalments are due at
two-month intervals.
A 13 per cent interest rate is
tacked on to payments which are
received late.
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Tuesday, January 27, 1976
Aggies say
thank you
We told you they were for real.
The aggie undergrad society
wishes to extend a hearty thank
you to students who bought
apples during last Tuesday's apple
day. The aggies raised $625 for
the Children's Hospital.
Thursday is an evening of song.
At least that's what the creative writing department would
like us all to believe.
Hot flashes
The department's song writing
workshop.will perform songs —
which they have written - at 8
p.m. Thursday in the SUB art
gallery. Admission is free.
The former chief historian of
the national defence department
will reveal his problems when he
talks about the official historian
and his dilemma.
S. F. Wise, a Carleton university history professor, is currently
writing the official history of the
Royal Canadian Air Force.
He speaks in the Buchanan
penthouse at 3 p.m. Friday.
Students get their chance Friday to hear about the armed
struggle in Zimbabwe, or Rhodesia, against Ian Smith's racist
Michael Mawema, national
organizing secretary and member
of the Zimbabwe African National
Union central committee will
speak on the struggle at noon Friday in SUB ballroom.
His trip to Vancouver is part of
a national fund-raising tour being -
made by ZANU in its efforts to
throw out the Smith regime and
restore black rule in Rhodesia, a
former British colony.
Tween classes
Discussion     group,     tiger's     fang,
noon, SUB 105B.
General   meeting,  noon,  SUB 212.
General meeting, noon, Brock ext.
Prayer and sharing, noon, Lutheran
campus centre conference room.
Dr.  J.  M.  Graham  speaks on med
school admissions, noon, IRC 1.
General   meeting,  noon,  SUB 205.
Dr. M. I. Postle lectures on diving
medicine, noon, SUB 215.
General meeting, slides, noon, SUB
Sale of more than 200 items, cheap,
noon-4:30 p.m., SUB 205.
General meeting, slide show, noon,
Angus 104.
Free   film,   The   Ascent   of   Man,
noon, SUB auditorium.
Practice, 8-10 p.m., SUB 207-209.
Canadian poet John Newlove reads
from his work, noon, Bu. 202.
Organizational meeting, election of
steering committee, noon, Bu. 104.
General meeting, noon, Angus 223.
Conference de  poesle donnee par
Jean-Pierre       Teboul,       noon.
International House, 402.
Meeting, noon, SUB 206.
Practice,   new  .members  welcome,
4:30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Creative   writing   lecturer   Audrey
Thomas reads from her work, noon,
Sedgewick       library       orientation
room, lower level.
Group meeting, In the spirit of love,
noon, SUB ballroom.
Weekly fellowship meeting, all
welcome, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
campus centre lounge.
Social     night     with     professional
photographer  as  guest  speaker,   8
p.m., SUB 212.
Film        on        sexuality        and
communication, noon, SUB 213.
Chuck Connaghan speaks on future
of   labor   in   B.C.,   7:30   p.m.,   St.
Mark's college.
Film, Miracle in Korean, noon, SUB
Dave   Spence   and   video   tape   of
interview    with     Leighton     Ford,
noon, chem. 250.
Folk   music  by  Bruce Griffin  and
friends,       8       p.m.-12:30       a.m.,
Lutheran campus centre.
John Yuille speaks on improving
children's learning, noon, Angus
Party, disco, full facilities,  8 p.m.,
2280 Wesbrook Crescent.
Leadership        workshop,        $5
registration,   8:30   a.m.-9   p.m.  St.
Mark's college.
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DR.    BUNDOLO    this   Thursday,   39th,
12:30 p.m.  S.U.B.  Theatre.  Ita free!!
65 — Scandals
A GENERAL ORAD Class Meeting will
be held on Thurs., Feb. 5, 13:30 p.m.
in SUB Ballroom.
25 — Instruction
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p.m. 733-2790 later.
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Sedgewick.    Please   call    Susan   324-
WHY READ "HAMLET" when you can
watch it on film? Olivier's Hamlet on
Friday, Jan. 30 at 13:30 and Tuesday,
Feb. 3 at 13:30; Williamson's Hamlet
on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 and
Monday, Feb. 2 at 12:30. AU shows
SUB   Auditorium.   75c   per  show.
the Orient Express" this Thus./Sun.
7.-00, Fri,/Sat. 7:00 and 9:30 in SUB
Aud. Please bring AMS card and
your friend.
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Prices are reasonable. Phone 738-6960.
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80 — Tutoring
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Their cry ia a cry of terror. Heed
their cry.
LISTEN TO THE CRY of the starving
children. Their cry is, "Release Me".
Their cry is the cry of millions. God
Bless the Pope. They can't.
50 — Rentals
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of projectors. 338-8031.
SKI WESTLAKE, Holyburn, tows $3.00/
day. X-country rentals. $6.00 Transp.
Call the Tutorial Center, 228-4557
anytime or see Ian at Speak-Easy,
12:30-3:30 p.m. $1 to register (refundable).
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MARKET PLACE Hoop 'Birds take second place
Yes sir, the Thunderbirds did it.
They made a sweep of their
weekend series with the University
of Alberta Golden Bears in no less
than spectacular fashion.
During Saturday night's contest,
the 'Birds fell sadly behind, 24-9
only 10 minutes into the game.
Coach Peter Mullins pulled the
entire starting lineup and let them
think of what they had to do to win.
—«ni|£«ft Ion photo
UBC's JAN BOHN on way to record 33 points in Friday's basketball action in War Memorfaf Gym. Bohn is
one of the 'Birds' top scorers and he led them to a 70-61 victory over the Alberta Golden Bears. The wins
Friday and Saturday escalated the 'Birds into second place.
Wrestlers drop three to Yanks
The Thunderbird wrestling team
was pinned to the mat by their
American opponents on the
The "Birds faced the teams from
Oregon College and Sacramento
State on Friday. They did not do
too badly against these two teams,
losing by scores of 27-18 and 29-18
respectively. UBC's Clark Davis
defeated his opponent on points
while Mike Richey pinned
Moseman of Oregon College in the
second round. George Richey won
his match by default.
One of the best showings of the
weekend was by Joe Machial. He
defeated Clappen from Oregon and
Kirkpatrick of Sacramento, both in
very convincing fashion.
On Saturday the 'Birds faced the
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC's).
The Macs proved to be as tough as
expected. UBC lost by a score of 40-
9. Laycoe had hoped to win at least
four matches.
The experience of World
champion Fred Frozzard, in the
190-pound class, and U.S.
collegiate champ Henk Shenk, in
the heavyweight class proved to be
too much for the 'Birds.
Joe Machial and Ira Chidlow had
the only victories for the 'Birds.
Coach Laycoe felt that Barry Lam
and Clark Davis should have won
but the referee thought differently.
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Think they did, as they came out
humming in the second half. With
the 'Birds down 40-26, things finally
started to change.
UBC centre Mike McKay started
sweeping the boards in such an
authoritative manner that Alberta
forwards were unwilling to
challenge him. Guard Chris
Trumpy found the range and
started pumping in baskets from
18-22 feet.
The team stiffened up their
defense allowing Alberta a meagre
18 points in the second half. Then
with 4:30 left in the game, the
teams tied at 56 apiece; UBC took
the lead for the first time as Mike
McKay sank a lofty six-foot shot
which sent the crowd ecstatic.
Alberta called time out to
regroup but to no avail, as UBC
was not going to give up what they
worked so hard to achieve; a come-
from-behind victory which seems
to have shattered any of Alberta's
hopes for a playoff spot. The final
score, UBC 62, Alberta 58.
On Friday nights game, 'Birds
forward Jan Bohn struck for a
season high 33 points as they took
the game 70-61.
Never behind in the game, UBC
rang up an early 10-point lead as
their full court zone press proved
too much for the startled Bears.
Coach Mullins surprised Alberta
by calling fbr his team to play a 2-1-
2 zone on defense, causing Alberta
to take unwanted lpngshots.
Alberta coach Barry Mitchelson
did not seem to do his home work.
He told me after the game he did
not receive a scouting report from
Lethbridge, where the 'Birds
played the previous weekend.
If Mitchelson had done so, he
would have acquired the
knowledge that UBC did at times
play a zone defense in Lethbridge
allowing him to prepare his team
with some type of system to break
it. Ah, what the element of surprise
can do.
Coach Mullins was very pleased
with the improved play of his team,
in many facets of their game.
The 'Birds backcourt for one.
Craig, the field general, always
giving 110 per cent played with
great determination and hustle to
lead the team in their victories.
Trumpy began showing increased
confidence in himself and his
shooting ability as he brought UBC
back into Saturday night's game
hitting some clutch outside shots.
He ended with a game high 19
The rebounding of the forwards
for another. Mike McKay, Jan
Bohn and Ralph Turner played a
tough board game holding second
and third shots by Alberta to a
The accurate shooting of Jan
Bohn, who shot 65% from the field
on Friday night to net a cool 33
points was also a great asset for
the 'Birds.
And last but not least the bench.
Coach Mullins is showing increased confidence in his bench
and knows they will ajl do a job for
him when they see action.
With a little help from Lethbridge, who defeated Victoria
twice this past weekend, the 'Birds
are now in a second-place tie with
the Vikings. The 'Birds' next
games are in Calgary where they
will attempt to take the first-place
If they keep up with their performance of late, the 'Birds may be
able to take a sweep against the
second-ranked team in Canada,
and so far it looks like they may.
Team morale is high and it looks
like the 'Birds are finally jelling
into the team that was expected of
them. The talent is there, the
determination is there and the
coaching is there.
School District No. 57
Prince George
Serving the residents of British Columbia's
largest and fastest growing interior
community, has opening as of September,
1976, for -
covering a broad range of the
educational curriculum.
These positions, both in the City of Prince George and in
the surrounding communities of Mackenzie, McBride and
Valemount offer the new graduate the challenge and the
opportunity of becoming involved immediately, within the
educational framework of this growing interior region.
Situated in the heart of British Columbia's forest industry,
these openings offer not only rewarding professional careers,
but also provide an environment conducive to diverse
outdoor recreation. Prince George is the centre of some of
the world's finest big game hunting and trout fishing areas.
Housing has expanded to meet the new demands, and
property taxes in the City of PrinceGeorge and surrounding
areas are amongst the lowest in the Province.
If you have a desire to take part in the growth and
development of north central British Columbia, and would
like to learn more about these positions, you are invited to
call Mrs. J. Chose of the Teacher Employment Service, B.C.
School Trustees Association, 1095 Howe Street, Vancouver,
B.C. - Telephone 682-2881.
Appointments will be arranged with the recruiting staff of
School District No. 57 Prince George, who will be in
Vancouver on January 28, 29 and 30.
Central Administration Office,
1B91 - 6th Avenue,
Prince George, B.C.
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Tuesday, January 27, 1976
Student Unity has holes
in dental plan promise
Remember the promised dental
plan which was going to cover all
UBC students for the reasonable
payment of $2 per month?
In case you've forgotten, Student
Unity candidates during last
March's Alma Mater Society
election campaign promised to
look into such a dental plan.
Student Unity candidates won six
of the seven AMS executive
positions in that election, but the
dental plan, hasn't been as successful.
AMS president Jake van der
Kamp said Thursday he's having
trouble getting information
because no Canadian university
currently has a dental plan.
"It is very hard to get information," van der Kamp said.
"Before we can even consider a
dental plan, thorough research
must be done. It will take a lot of
work before the idea even becomes
From the information the AMS
has gathered so far, he said,
students would have to pay $100 per
year for dental plan coverage.
Last March, van der Kamp and
other Student Unity candidates had
said during the election campaign
that coverage would cost students
$2 per month.
Van der Kamp said $100 would be
"far too much" for students to pay
for dental coverage. "We could
possibly get a grant from the
government to help fund construction costs of a clinic on
campus, but I doubt if they would
consider giving us a regular
School children usually get
priority when the government
considers supporting dental plans,
van der Kamp said.
He added: "I feel that university
students should have first priority
because while parents can usually
afford to have their children's
teeth properly cared for, a
university student on a fixed income cannot."
Van der Kamp said the AMS
hopes to build and staff a clinic on
campus, which would handle basic
dental procedures such as fillings,
simple extractions, checkups and
The clinic would not handle all
UBC students during its first year
of operation. Only first-year
students would be covered by the
plan in its first year, and in its
second year it would cover first-
and second-year students.
The plan would expand coverage
in that way until all students are
covered, van der Kamp said.
Before -the cost of construction
and total costs to students can be
estimated, he added, research
must be done to determine student
demand for a ciinic.
"Questionnaires don't work.
Students can't tell how bad their
teeth are," he said.
Van der Kamp said the only way
to get an accurate idea of the state
of students' teeth would be to offer
free dental exams to a representative sampling of students and then
have them fill out comprehensive
He said the University of
Alabama recently sent the AMS
some material explaining the
organization of its dental plan.
However, he said, the Alabama
dental plan described is unsuitable
for UBC, as only medical and
dental students are covered by it.
The AMS is working toward a
plan which would cover all UBC
students at a reasonable rate of
payment, van der Kamp said.
The AMS is still waiting for information to come in from other
universities, he said. Statistics
from them would be accurate
enough to base assumption of cost
and demand upon.
"It will take time," van der
Kamp said.
Notice of
* Election & Nomination
.Election   for  Arts   Executive  and   Representatives to
Student Representative Assembly.
The Elected President is automatically elected to the
SRA and is considered the first representative.
Arts Rep 2
Arts Rep 3
Arts Rep 4
Arts Rep 5
Arts Rep 6
Nominations for the above positions open as of
Thursday, Jan. 22, 1976 and will be received no later
than 1:00 p.m. Feb. 4, 1976 at Buchanan 107. by the
Returning Officer.
Election rules and regulations, as well as nomination
forms, will be available at Buchanan 107 on Tuesday
27th, 12:30- 1:30.
ON TUESDAY FE*B. 11, 1976
—Advance polls 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1976 as follows: —
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
-Polling on Wednesday, January 28, 1976 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as follows:-
S.U.B. .. Sedgewick Library
Buchanan MacMillan
Civil Engineering War Memorial Gym
Education Law
Woodward Library Henry Angus
(N.B. Only full-time students are eligible to participate, i.e. students taking at least
12 units of course-work in a study program of 15 -18 units or at least four-fifths of
a prescribed study program, exclusive of those registered in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies; all 'on campus' doctoral students and all other students registered in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies taking at least 6 units of course-work.)
Election of FIVE representatives of the student body at large from the following
BYL, Dick
FAIREY, Peter D.
GAGNE, Keith H.
JONES, Trevor
JUNG, Christie
MacKINNON, David
PARKER, Lorelee
(Master's candidate — Philosophy)
(Second Year Applied Science)
(First Year Law)
(Second Year Arts)
(Third Year Arts)
(Second Year Commerce)
(Third Year Applied Science)
(First Year Law)
(Second Year Arts)
(Second Year Arts)
(Third Year Arts)
(Third Year Arts)
(Second Year Arts)
Election of ONE student representative from each of the following faculties from
those nominated: —
Applied Science:
LOW, Bill
CLARKE, WilliamS.
FUNT, Gordon
(Third Year)
(Third Year)
(Second Year)
(Second  Year)
(Student representatives from  the remaining faculties have been
elected by acclamation).
Election of TWO student representatives from the following nominees: —
GEDDES, Bonnie
JONES, Monica
MURRAY, Richard H.
WEBB, Geoffrey
(Fourth Year Commerce)
(First Year Arts)
(Third Year Arts)
(Fourth Year Applied Science)
(Third Year Applied Science)
(Fourth Year Commerce)
(Fourth Year Arts)
(Ph.D. candidate-— Chemistry)


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