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 Residents hit renovations
By NANCY CAMPBELL
Residence rates will increase 10.5
per cent next year, but students in
Totem Park and Place Vanier
residences are balking at paying an
additional 7.4 per cent for renovations.
The increases will affect Gage,
Totem and Vanier. Residents in
Acadia Park and Acadia Camp will
not know their exact increase until
Jan. 27.
So far only the Gage Community
Council  has  approved the addi
tional 7.4 per cent increase at a
Tuesday meeting.
"We have to accept 10.5 per cent
to keep facilities the way they are,"
GCC president Allan Soltis said
Wednesday. "We need the maid
services. And the floor reps also indicated they want renovations."
Gage was not slated to have
renovations until 1989, but, "If
they left Gage until 1989, it would
be in the same dilapidated, rundown condition as Totem when
they started renovating it," said
Shane Boyd, GCC external affairs
vice president.
Soltis said the Gage council wants
the following renovations in the
near future, and guaranteed in
writing:
• a large fridge in each quad to
replace the current "apartment
size" models
• better lighting in kitchen and
living room areas
• additional furniture to meet
the needs of the six-person quads
Vol.LXIII.No.tt
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, January 15,1981
— carl kober photo
AFTER DESTROYING uncharted forest in deepest dregs of endowment lands with loaded guitar, Neil Diamond
wanders off in search of Laurence Olivier and better film offer. Unfortunately he did not spot outraged environmentalists who later beat him into submission with organically grown avacado and forced him to swear to
never again sing Love on the Rocks in presence of helpless trees.
Lyrics anger Faifhfull listeners
OTTAWA (CUP) — "Why'd ya do it?" an irate
listener asked after Carleton University's radio station
played the Marianne Faithfull song with that title.
The song contains lyrics explicit enough to have gotten it banned from airplay on UBC's CITR and caused
the first two complaints directed at Carleton's CKCU-
FM.
Station manager Craig Mackie said CKCU-FM announcers will still be given the freedom to choose their
own music despite the complaints of "obscene lyrics"
being broadcast.
The Faithful song was broadcast at 2 a.m. Mackie
said the announcer, who also does the station's
religious programming, got a request for the song and
played it, not knowing the lyrical content.
The listener was later sent an apology and has since
stated he will not complain to the Canadian Radio
Television and Telecommunication Commission which
is holding a license renewal hearing for the station in
February.
The second incident happened in the new year when
a listener was startled to hear references to penises during the playing of a comedy album.
Mackie said an apology was sent for that one as
well, although the woman did not contact the station.
She did contact a local newspaper and the university
administration.
"It's just one of the risks you take with free form
radio."
Why'd ya do it? is not played on CITR because of
uncertainty over how the CRTC would react, assistant
station manager Dianne Bodnar said Wednesday.
"We're in the process of applying for an FM license
and we're waiting to see what the legal limits are that
we have to deal with," she said.
Bodnar said it is a good song and regretted that
CITR did not play it, but "we don't know how the
playing of such a song will affect our application."
• maintenance of current
facilities
Totem Park and Place Vanier
residents will be meeting further
with housing director Mike Davis.
Both councils discussed the proposal at Tuesday meetings.
"There were no objections to the
operating increase, but there's problems with the renovations,"
Totem residents council president
Cheryl Maczko said Wednesday.
"I think everybody is generally in
favour of renovations but they
don't want to pay for them. The
renovations will take place over ten
years and they won't be around to
see them," she said.
"It's basically a financial conflict, but you have a choice of living
on or off campus."
Totem residents will be meeting
again within a week.
"The 7.4 per cent increase is for
renovations which we won't see for
two years," said Vanier residents
council president Bill Chang.
"Totem will get most of the renovations. It would be justified if Vanier
got them."
The residents council will meet
again on Jan. 26.
Under the current proposal, the
additional 7.4 per cent would go into a common renovations pool for
the single student residences.
Renovations would concentrate on
one of the three residences each
year over the next nine years. Each
residence should get its portion
back, Boyd said.
The housing department had
consulted each council about the
proposed renovations. With the opposition to the 7.4 per cent increase,
there is "no decision yet as to
whether housing will recommend to
See page 2: HIGHER
Surplus will
soon shrink
By NANCY CAMPBELL
The $200,000 Alma Mater Society surplus announced by AMS
finance director Len Clarke in
November will probably shrink to a
much smaller number by the time
the final audit is received.
Clarke would not comment
Wednesday about the fiscal figures
involved, saying only "that the
surplus will be reduced."
Although part of the surplus has
already been allocated, more funds
will be diverted to AMS special
reserve funds. Until that is done,
Clarke says he won't have definite
figures for the surplus.
In his report to council Nov. 19,
Clarke said the following areas contributed to the surplus through excess revenue:
• $25,000 from student enrollment increases
• $25,000 from the games room
annex and pinball machines
• $25,000 from SUB rentals to
outside groups
• $88,000 from investment income
• $40,000 from Pit and Coffee
House operation
(Some of the excess revenue was
offset by losses in administration,
publications and sick leave accrual.)
The student enrollment increase
came about because council relied
on the figure of 16,000 students
given to the administration, even
though 19,000 students had
registered the year before.
Clarke said the $88,000 surplus
investment revenue could be accounted for, but that "it was too
difficult to explain in 15 minutes."
■ The AMS executive knew by last
March that a surplus was coming,
and Clarke said they knew it would
be at least $55,000. So on July 9 the
AMS made the following allocations:
• $15,000 to the subsidiary
organizations loan fund
• $10,000 to a specially created
programs committee reserve fund
• $30,000 to the special projects
fund, which included the new corn-
See page 2: EXEC
Selkirk suffers
confused protest
By HEESOK CHANG
Although students at both
Selkirk College and David Thompson University Centre have united
in withholding tuition fees, the student societies disagree over the action's purpose.
About 90 per cent of Selkirk's
700 students in Castlegar and 75 per
cent of DTUC's 250 full-time
students in Nelson refused to pay
their fees Jan. 5.
' The college administration has
been negotiating with the 145
member Canadian Union of Public
Employees local since Novermber.
The support staff at the two campuses have voted by a two-to-one
majority to strike for a new collective agreement.
Richard Bell, Selkirk College student society vice president, said the
tuition fee strike is a direct protest
of provincial government cutbacks.
He feels the action is a valid protest against the provincial government because it is pressuring a settlement out of the ongoing labor-
management dispute.
"By pressuring the administration to reach a settlement, we're
pressuring the government, because
the administration doesn't have a
dime of its own to legally negotiate
with the union. The administration
is just a front for the ministry of
education," Bell said.
But Dave Scanlan, DTUC student society vice president,
disagrees with Bell. "The student
society executive feels that he's
gone a little overboard. He thinks
its a big deal but it's not," he said.
Scanlan said the action is a "self-
protection" device rather than a
protest.
"We're doing this to protect
ourselves," he said. "If the administration and the union don't
reach an agreement and a strike is
imminent, then the students won't
have to worry about losing money
they didn't pay."
(The college will not refund tuition fees if a strike occurs.)
The DTUC student society has
sent both the administration and
CUPE a petition stating its position, Scanlan said.
"The petition said, in effect, that
it takes two sides to strike, and that
the students are the most important
part of the school," he said.
See page 9: STUDENTS Page2
THE   UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15,1981
Higher res fees not wanted
From page 1
the board of governors the current
renovations," said acting housing
provost Ken Young.
Housing director Mike Davis is
out of town till Jan. 26 and housing
staff would not comment on the
situation.
"Housing has operated for the
past   five   years   on   zero-based
budgeting to just cover operating
costs and they've only just realized
that no one has been paying for the
assets they've been using up," Boyd
said.
Acadia Camp and Acadia Park
are negotiating their increases
seperately with the housing department. Acadia Camp will probably
face a 12 per cent increase, said Gail
Bexton,   Acadia   Camp   Tenants
Exec buries surplus
From page 1
puter, ticket booth, copy centre and
Pit renovations
The AMS executive is now
allocating most of the remaining
surplus to the complex network of
special reserve funds controlled by
the society. The process should be
completed before the AMS executive elections, because "we can't
leave it for the new people to do,"
Clarke said.
The final figures will be available
for the AMS annual general
meeting when the audited
statements for the last fiscal year
are presented. The AGM will probably be on Feb. 18.
The AMS executive have also
reversed their earlier position of
considering special projects applications after the final surplus figure is
known.
"The input time (for special projects and requests) is now," Clarke
said. He said he needs to know how
much money is requested before the
final audit is completed so a new
reserve fund can be created for
them. The final audit, due in
November, must be completed for
the AGM.
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budget will be known Jan. 27.
Acadia Park had an eight per
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similar figure this year. The
residence is slated to receive a "major facelifting" in ten years, but approved a renovations program last
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Although 10 per cent of rental
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Renovations at Acadia Park and
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page3
No choice on SUB building levy
By GLEN SANFORD
Student council will hold a
referendum in February on the proposed million dollar SUB renovations.
A heated debate took place over
the wording of the referendum, but
council finally decided not to offer
students the choice to stop paying
Alma Mater Society building fees.
Students will be asked to finance
courtyard renovations and/or construction of a SUB plaza with the
$15 fee which formerly went toward
paying off the debt for construction
of SUB. That debt is now paid off.
AMS president Bruce Armstrong
argued against including on the
referendum ballot the choice of
reducing current AMS fees by $15.
He said this would pose a serious
problem if students voted in favor
of both SUB proposals and cancelling the $15 fee.
Science representative Nigel
Brownlow argued in favor of providing students with the choice of
cancelling the $15 fee, saying it was
unlikely people would support SUB
renovations if they were opposed to
paying into the building fund.
"Hopefully  we're  not   dealing
Council Briefs
with absolute nincompoops," he
said.
Council nevertheless voted to
keep the referendum to a simple
choice of supporting or rejecting
the SUB renovations.
"We're calling the referendum to
find out whether or not students
want SUB renovations, not to find
out if they want to drop the fees,"
said Armstrong.
He pointed out that if the
referendum failed, the $15 building
fee would still be collected.
"Ironically enough, that money
could still be spent on renovations
to SUB without a referendum,"
Armstrong said.
Council also narrowly defeated a
motion to give filmsoc $1,200 for
No races yet in
exec elections
By MARK LEIREN-YOUNG
What if you had an election and
nobody ran?
That's exactly the question that
may be faced at UBC, with only one
official candidate, and the nomination deadline for Alma Mater Society executive positions only four
days away.
There is nothing irregular about
candidates waiting until the last
minute to submit there nomination
forms, said AMS administration
director Craig Brooks, "although
some time Friday afternoon I will
start to worry."
"I want to see a race. I don't feel
the student who' is essentially
elected by acclamation is given a
chance to set forth his or her
policies before the students, and I
don't think has as clear a
manadate."
If there is only one candidate for
a given office then there is a yes/no
ballot. If there are no candidates
then council can appoint someone
to fill the position and must call a
by-election within a certain amount
of time, Brooks said.
Although the first public notice
of election only appeared last
Thursday in The Ubyssey, Bfooks
said the elections are well known in
advance because the council bylaws
state an election must be held every
January.
Nominations for the five executive positions close 4:30 Monday. The elections will be held Jan.
29 and 30 with advance polls on
Jan. 28.
There was about the same
amount of advance notice for the
elections last year, Brooks said,
with a major difference this year in
the scheduling. This year there are
nine days for the candidates to campaign compared to four last year.
The only person to submit a
nomination for the elections so far
is Stephen Henderson, currently a
member of the student administrative commission. He is running for the position of AMS administration director.
But AMS vice president Marlea
Haugen said she intends to run for
president.
And Peter Mitchell, engineering
rep, says he intends to run for vice-
president.
President Bruce Armstrong,
finance director Len Clarke, and
administration director Craig
Brooks have decided not to run for
reelection, Brooks said.
Last year finance director was thj
only position won by acclamation.
There were three candidates for
president, four for vice-president,
three for administration director,
and two for external affairs coordinator.
producing a film short describing
the renovations. The film would
have been shown before SUB films,
and would have been unbiased, according to administration director
Craig Brooks.
* » *
The AMS executives were attacked with balloons full of water and
perfume early in the evening, but
unfortunately only one of the water
bombs actually exploded.
Finance director Len Clarke was
forced to change his clothes.
AMS president Armstrong was
perterbed at the incident.
"There is a lot of water on the
*^%
table," he said. "The table originally cost $10,000 to build. Would
somebody clean it up?"
He was also angry with The
Ubyssey photographer who captured the event on film.
"Ten to one the photo will have
some   sort   of  ridiculous   caption
under it," he complained.
« * •
Maureen Boyd, chair of council's
standing committee on tuition and
financial aid, expressed utter contempt for council's attitude toward
the committee.
She said science representative
Brownlow   was   the   only   voting
council member on the committee,
and because he has not attended all
the meetings the committee has not
had quorum since November.
"Maybe we're all too concerned
with our resumes to bother with
things like tuition fees," she said.
"I'm very disappointed with council."
She blasted council for showing
no support of the committee whatsoever.
After she spoke four council
members volunteered to join the
committee, which is open to all
See page 9: PRESIDENT
— arnold hedstrom photo
EXECUTIVE REACTION to perfumed waterbomb attack is dutifully recorded by faithful Ubyssey photog at stu
dent council Wednesday. Alan Soltis (left) heads for cover while Len Clarke lifts tootsies free from dreaded liquid
Craig Brooks registers usual lively reaction and Bruce Armstrong resigns himself to another silly cutline where nc
one is identified. Yes, life is tough and deadly serious in our AMS.
Strike decision expected today
A teaching assistants strike at
UBC is rapidly becoming a distinct
possibility.
The teaching assistants union will
vote today at noon on whether or
not to call a strike vote Jan. 28.
Union security is the only issue
separating union and management
but neither side is willing to alter its
position.
The union wants a security clause
which will automatically make all
TAs members of the union. TAs
would then have the option of pulling out if they wished.
The university has argued that
this takes away from a TA's
freedom because it entails too much
compulsion to join the union.
The university refuses to
negotiate the issue, and the two
sides have not talked since Dec. 8.
TAU negotiator Glen Porter
would not speculate on the outcome
of today's vote, but said Wednes
day, "a lot of TAs are fed up with
the administration."
Porter said that, except for the
security clause, union and management have negotiated a contract acceptable to both sides.
But "they (the administration)
are still not showing any interest in
discussing union security," Porter
said.
The union has a membership of
more than 500, which is approximately one half of all the TAs at
UBC.
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Law profession degrades women
TORONTO (CUP) — Women continue to be the targets
of discrimination within the legal profession, according to a
recent report.
Women not only have a harder time finding the work
they want to be employed in, they are also subjected to personal and abusive questions when seeking employment, the
report says.
The report on employment opportunities for articling
students and Ontario Bar Admission course graduates was
based on a survey sponsored by the Ontario Law Deans and
the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The survey showed women lag behind men in attaining
career objectives such as area of employment (general,
criminal, civil, taxation, etc.), size of firm, time taken to
find employment and salary.
The author of the report, University of Toronto faculty
of law assistant Dean Marie Huxter, found the section dealing with 'objectionable questions' asked during job interviews to be "particularly upsetting".
Approximately 11 per cent of the male respondants
believed they had been asked objectionable questions while
39 per cent of female respondants reported objectionable
questions.
Questions considered objectionable by the men were
primarily concerned with political affiliation, religion and
marital status.
Women reported questions concerning marital status,
present or planned children and "sex as a factor in dealing
with lawyers, clients, staff as objectionable.
Among the offensive questions or comments were:
• Why I wasn't married at my age. Do I date. Was I on
birth control pills. What do I think of lesbians.
• One male interviewer asked whether I wouldn't prefer
to stay home and "be happy."
• "I dislike women lawyers on principle" one senior
lawyer remarked.
• What would you do if our fattest, richest client pinched your rear end?
• Racial background of my wife!
• Why the hell did you take Jewish history in
undergrad?
• Whether I had a "girlfriend" followed by a pronouncement that the firm in question had no interest in
"fruits."
• Why I wanted to do litigation which is a difficult
man's job.
Huster said she hoped the law society would bring the
comments to the attention of their members.
"Those lawyers doing this should be reminded that there
is a code of professional conduct governing them," she
said, including a rule against discrimination. "It wouldn't
hurt to remind them of that."
Among other questions was one asking what personal
factors helped or hindered the graduates in finding employment. The most helpful factor, according to both men and
women, was "family, social, business or other contacts."
This was followed by "race, creed, colour and national
origin" and "work experience" among men and by "work
experience" and "sex" among women, one of whom
reported, "My sex%elped me because the firm I articled
with hires one female articling student per year."
Hindering factors include sex (mentioned by 0.1 per cent
of the men and 44 per cent of the women), contacts (or lack
thereof — cited by 18 per cent of graduates), marital status
(20 per cent women compared to 9 per cent men) and race,
creed, colour, and national origin (mentioned by 23 per
cent of males compared with six per cent females).
The survey was based on a questionnaire sent to all
lawyers called to the Bar in Ontario from 1977-79 and to all
1978 and 1979 Ontario law school graduates.
Approximately 59 per cent of the nearly 6,000 questionnaires were returned. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15,1981
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want to know what's happening with Alma Mater Society, take   ■ **     '■'■'■■ii ««X*     Va#»V./* .LJL^**^./
If you want to know what's happening with Alma Mater Society, take
a look at our line story on page 3. Or, if you want a good laugh, check out
our story on page 3. For a change of pace, you can find tragedy, irony and
harmful stupidity in our line story on page 3.
It isn't enough that democracy in the AMS is being served only in
word and not in deed because of the mess the executive and elections
committee have made of the AMS executive elections. It's a- race, not to
win, but to be nominated before the unrealistic deadline that negligence
and incompetence have imposed on students interested in participating in
their government.
But that's the subject of another editorial, an editorial planned before
we saw our reporter's account of last night's council meeting.
The executive, and the council they govern because it won't wake up
and question them, have given the students another royal shafting.
If you happen to think more than a decade of charging a surcharge on
student fees to pay for SUB is enough, considering that SUB is now paid
off, you're out of luck. And il you think it's not necessary to start the surcharge up again because some people think they are somehow diminished
if more new monuments don't go up, well, you're still out of luck.
Whether or not you vote against the new building proposals in
February, you'll get charged $15 all the same. AMS administrative director
Craig Brooks told The Ubyssey in the fall this was not so, that the surcharge would end unless students voted to re-instate it.
But no. This option is not to be included in the referendum question.
Even if students say they do not want the fee to continue in order to pay
for new buildings, it will continue anyway.
The AMS had a $200,000 surplus last year, most of which will be
poured into reserve funds for the AMS rather than going to students in the
form of services. Now they want another three or four hundred grand that
could actually be cash in students' pockets.
Why? For what reason? To what purpose? Council won't ask. We ask,
but the executive doesn't answer. Perhaps it's time you came to the
defense of your pocketbook.
PSYCHOLOGY    L£SSON *3
HOW JUNG  DIFFERED WITH FREUD
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Confusion can be solved with forums
Student affairs seem to be
reaching new lows in terms of confusion. The developments of the
past few months indicate a lack of
direction in advancing or defending
student interests. Undoubtedly
most of our elected representatives
on the AMS are well-meaning and
hard-working but appear to lack a
coherent view as to what is in the
long-term interests of students.
Without such a view, the AMS appears to lurch from crisis to crisis,
to scramble to spend embarrassing
surpluses, to seek ways of maintaining a fee levy that is no longer needed and, as in the case of the president, to disclaim responsibility for
representing student interests in
crucial matters.
The   overall   impression   that   is
Garden variety students will
destroy weeds of corruption
When James C. Burton states
"late last year a group of campus
environmentalists formed an
organization called Public Interest
Research Group" (Thur., Jan. 8),
he is totally and completely wrong.
In reality, PIRG is only just now in
its initial organizing stages not only
on the UBC campus but also on the
SFU campus. Let me explain.
When Ralph Nader came to UBC
last November his message was ar-1
ticulate and revealing: there are
many examples of abuses, frauds
and corruption in our society and
students are in a nearly ideal situation to expose and rectify these in
justices. Why? There are at least
four reasons: we still have some
remnants of idealism, we are able to
express ourselves freely without fear
of reprisal, we have the necessary
communication links, and we have
ready access to a great deal of
technical and intellectual expertise.
About 35 UBC students and 10
members of the community agreed
with Nader's view and ensuing
meetings and discussion groups led
to the UBC PIRG organizing committee workshop that was held in
SUB last Sunday. This workshop
took  a  small but  definitive  step
Discovery Park update
"Information is the currency of
democracy." — Ralph Nader
The only students that I have ever
talked to who oppose the UBC
research park (Discovery Park) are
Ubyssey reporters. Being a member
of the student council research park
committee and the Discovery Park
committee of the Environmental Interest Group (EIG), I ought to
know.
The concern of these student
groups has been that the research
parks, which are publicly funded
ventures, also be publicly reviewed.
To date, planning for the research
park has been a totally closed process. Openness would ensure that
the high technology research that is
done at the park is trusted by the
public to be safe and worthwhile.
The PIRG (Public Interest
Research Group) that Burton said is
opposed to Discovery Park in fact
does not even exist yet. When it
does, it will probably never have
reason to make any statement about
the park.
For PIRG will not be a campus
affairs group; it will be an off-
campus research opportunity, run
and funded by students, for
students. It is being organized now.
You will hear much more about it.
Arle Kruckeberg
science 3
towards laying the foundation on
which B.C. PIRG will rest.
The predictable response to this
sort of story is a flat "I don't see
how we can have much of an
effect." But we must keep in mind
the precedent that has been set in
the U.S. In the space of roughly ten
years the PIRG concept has spread
to 22 states and these PIRGs are, in
fact, precipitating meaningful
changes for the better. I would encourage everyone to keep a close
watch on the organizational activities of B.C. PIRG — there will
be ample opportunity to find out
about what is going on.
I will close by saying that we are
far from being the elite group that
James C. Burton perceives us to be.
Rather, we are garden variety
students and citizens of diverse
backgrounds who are taking some
personal initiative. The personal initiative that is necessary to propel us
towards a more informed, more active society.
Hugh McCreadie
applied science 2
created is that the social and public
dimensions of student life are considered to be unimportant. They
are, it appears, aspects to be ignored until students enter "real"
life. Can we afford to downgrade
any part of our lives in this way, let
alone these critical years?
The basic problem, of course, is
one of time and effort. Who has
time to meditate, to research or to
articulate issues on behalf of the
student interest? Alone, overwhelmed with readings or
assignments, we must jealously
guard our time so that we have
enough for our own personal interests never mind any other ones.
Could we not enrich our own personal lives by contributing to the
lives of others who happen to be
sharing our experience?
Together, each of us could pool
whatever time, thought or effort we
could spare to begin formulating a
coherent vision of the student interest and the ways of attaining it.
Open forums within departments
and across campus could begin a
dialogue as to the issues and problems that confront us as students.
If continued, such a dialogue, as to
the issues and problems that us as
students, might transform the student from an isolated and anxious
dependent to an active, contributing member of the university
community.
To ensure that such forums do
not become subverted to other purposes, the following principles
should guide their operation - a)
that the forums be open to the participation of all registered students;
b) that, while dedicated to exploring
and disseminating information
related to student issues and problems, such forums not support or
campaign for any individual or
group and c) that any organizational or administrative work that
might be required be performed on
a rotating basis by the membership.
Some issues that these forums
might want to discuss, apart from
those outlined in the first
paragraph, include,
• how to establish cooperative
ventures under AMS sponsorship
that might provide basic necessities
such as food and shelter at the
lowest possible cost;
• how to obtain university credit
for student-controlled activities;
• how to ensure that student
representatives on various committees really represent the student interest;
• how to make this mass of
buildings and humanity a warm and
friendly place.
Many others come to mind. The
thing is to begin to discuss what we
feel is important.
F.J. Frigon
grad studies
New format cheaper
While it's nice to be noticed, it's
disappointing to see that The
Ubyssey (Jan. 9) still prefers to base
THE UBYSSEY
January 15,1981
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff
and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The
Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial
departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
One* upon a time, a young girt named Alice was sitting peacefully upon a grassy hill sating her curds and whay when she caught sight of a
cute little Eric Eggertson running about wildly shouting "I'm lata, I'm late." Alice wanted to rip off his pocket watch so she followed him
down the hole that led to SUB 241 and suddenly found herself shrinking down to the size of Arnold Hedstrom who screamed "I'm getting
out of here" as he grabbed a cigarette that ssid "smoke me." When Alice got out of the hole she found herself face to face with Pat Burdett
and Sue Lemieux who were painting the roaes red. Terrified, she ran right into a wild tea party. There she met Glen (Med Hsrter) Sanford
who introduced her to Cheshire Cat Leiren-Young who sent her to find Verne (caterpillar) McDonald who was sitting on a muchroom with
his hookah. She realized that she had to escape this madness and asked Haeaok IJabberwocky) Chang who Carl Kober was. But just as she
was making good her escape the Queen of hearts and bylines Nancy Campbell screamed "Off with her head" and Alice woke thanking her
lucky stars that she hadn't gone through the looking glaaa into council land.
so many stories on opinion rather
than on fact.
The new format for UBC Reports
will result in significant savings on
our publications budget, contrary
to your charge. Had you called, I
could have told you that: 1) UBC
Reports will be printed on cheaper
newsprint beginning next month
(our printer doesn't have the
newsprint available yet but is charging us the lower rate); and 2) we
have cut UBC Calendar back to
once every two weeks from once a
week, resulting in major savings in
printing and distribution costs.
UBC Reports, by the way, was
not "formerly a four-page broadsheet." It was a tabloid and remains
a tabloid. It was four pages and
now is eight pages.
Al Hunter
editor, UBC Reports Thursday, January 15,1961
THE    UBYSSEY
Page5
The fever's not contagious
Diagram no help
Once again, election fever is gripping the pages of The Ubyssey. Out
come the stock phrases, the invective rhetoric. Students are reminded
once again of how "apathetic" they
are. And the candidates issue a call
to arms, for the students to get up
and fight about the "issues".
It is easy to list issues of student
concern: tuition fees, accessibility,
housing, class sizes. Or even to
make up a few more: quasi-cops,
required courses. It is much harder
to come up with concrete proposals
for their solution. In fact, it takes
diligent research and some
measure of inside knowledge to arrive at proposals that are feasible
and practical.
It is also easy to berate the
students for their apathy. Maybe
students are "apathetic" because
the issues don't affect them. Maybe
they don't see any stands to rally
around. Proposals for courses of
action are what is needed. We
should tell the students what they
can do. "Something must be done"
is simply a cop-out.
Another easy tactic is to attack
student leaders for being too
"reasonable." It seems that some
people would prefer to see a con
frontation approach to dealing with
the administration. They accuse the
leaders of not being radical enough,
of being "apologetic."
Those with little experience in
university politics do not always see
the need for cooperation and
dialogue as opposed to confrontation. In the past few years, student
members on senate and board have
been doing a lot of talking. They
talk to each other; the senate caucus
has greatly boosted cooperation
among student senators. Students
talk a lot with faculty and alumni
representatives.
Surprisingly enough, most of
these people share a great deal of
concern for the students' problems.
The students even talk to the administration. Although the administration has its own concerns to
worry about, they can be most
helpful with the technical
(bureaucratic) aspects of the
representatives' work.
The net result of this dialogue is
that students hold more sway on
board and senate. A well prepared
student motion to senate stands a
good chance of success, if the support of faculty and alumni can be
obtained.  This  is  a  marked  im-
He's fuming mad
This letter comes as a word of
warning to those fellow students
who may have the misfortune to
become ill and wish to maintain
their studies during their recuperation.
I recently attempted to borrow
books which a friend, who was confined to bed, needed to keep her
work up to date. Armed with a letter of permission and her library
card, I succeeded in signing out the
desired books from Main Library.
The problems arose when I attempted to borrow the additional
books she needed from the Fine
Arts Library. When I presented her
library card and letter of permission, I was informed that she could
not have the books unless she made
arrangements to have them
fumigated before returning them to
the library.
To me, this is the height of
stupidity and ignorance. If this
situation is the case, should not all
of the books in circulation be
fumigated before they are put back
on the shelves? After all, one never
knows who might have been handling them. The previous borrower
might have a cold, the flu, or one of
any number of communicable
viruses. To single out one person
and deny them access to the
knowledge necessary for their
studies is nothing short of gross
idiocy.
ML  Pilfold
education 5
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provement over previous years,
where token motions by students
bent on "shaking the hell" out of
senate had no chance. Anyone who
thinks that the administration will
not listen to pressure from faculty
and alumni does not understand the
workings of this university.
Students on board also spend a
lot of time outside of board
meetings talking with the other
members. They have managed to
get back some of the confidence of
the board. This gives them better
access to much information. As
well, they hold positions on some of
the critical committees (e.g.
Discovery Parks), where many important decisions are in reality
made.
When dealing with the university
bodies such as senate and especially
board, the students are at a special
disadvantage. The numerical
minority is a comparatively small
factor, since a well informed and
respected voice can sway assembly.
It is the experience and information which the "permanent"
members have and the students
lack, that has a debilitating effect.
The administration has written the
rules of the game and has been playing it for many years. As well, there
are the political realities that these
bodies must deal with, which
severely restrict the range of feasible
options.
Luckily, the student representatives on board and senate have
started to get better access to information. As well, continuity from
year to year is increased by such
bodies as student senate caucus.
The experience of previous years
must be built upon, and the
cooperation of students with the
other university segments enhanced. We must start proposing constructive suggestions instead of
simply mouthing criticisms. Only
then can students' problems have
any hope of solution.
Richard Szeliski
student senator
graduate studies 7
Reckless
The form in which you
published Arne Hermann's article on teenage suicide Jan. 8 was
reckless and irresponsible. While
the article itself brought to light
a very grave problem I can only
say that the diagrams and "how
to" instructions displayed on the
upper right hand of the page
constituted, in my opinion, a
serious negligence.
Having been a member of the
Burnaby R.C.M.P. for approximately four years I can think of
only one prospect more tragic
than that of handling an attempted suicide, handling a successful
one. You as editor of The
Ubyssey should be recognized
for the use tc which you have
put the student publication entrusted to your care. I note that
while you saw fit to publish information which would contribute to an increase in suicides
you neglected to provide a
reference to any of the organizations designed to effect the contrary. The Vancouver Crisis and
Suicide Prevention Centre provides 24 hours service at
733-4111 and UBC's own
Speakeasy, when staffed, can be
reached at either 228-3700 or
228-3777.
Thank you for the copy space.
John Starkey
law 1
Irresponsible
I don't know what you are trying to accomplish by publishing
Ihe article "Teenage Suicide" in
your issue of Jan. 8.
The author, Arne Hermann,
points out quite accurately that
suicide is of great concern in the
age group 15-19 years and that
Vancouver has the second
highest suicide completion rate
in North America. This is certainly cause for great concern.
However, what is of more immediate concern to me is the
diagram above the article supposedly indicating a "correct"
method of wrist slashing. To me
that indicates a high degree of irresponsibility.
Statistics available from the
Department of National Health
and Welfare indicate that suicide
is the second leading cause of
death in the teen age years. What
really disturbs me is that a considerable number of
undergraduates, who happen to
be in the age group of 15-19
years, read this paper.
Would it not seem more appropriate, if you have the interests of UBC students in mind,
to indicate the resources
available to those contemplating
suicide? i.e. Speakeasy, student
health services, etc.
Geoffrey Edwards
medicine 4
Senseless
Although we give merit to the
article Teenage Suicide printed
in The Ubyssey, Jan. 8,1981, we
strongly disagree with the inclusion of the diagramatic representation of the correct and incorrect ways to cut one's wrists.
As indicated by Arne Hermann, suicide has been shown to
be an increasing societal trend,
and is becoming especially prevalent in the young adult age
bracket. In relation to this, the
author stresses the peed for increased intervention by the
Ministry of Health to implement
programs to aid these "disturbed" individuals.
To this we then wonder, why
provide the reader, possibly a
potential suicide risk individual,
with a successful method to
commit suicide?
This not only detracts from
the article, but in fact negates its
purpose. Being members of the
health profession, our focus is
centered on prevention and the
maintenance of well-being. The
information that is imparted by
the inclusion of this illustration
we do not perceive as helpful in
the attainment of this goal.
Cindy Frykas BSN 3
Kathy McLeod BSN 4 .
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Uranium mining
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The provincial government is
helping corporations destroy
northern Saskatchewan
A uranium exploration and mining boom, centered in Northern Saskatchewan, is currently taking place in Canada. A first boom came in the early
1950s as a result of the nuclear arms race, and the second began in the early
1970s when uranium prices were inflated by a price-fixing cartel.
At present, six new mines are under construction, and the whole of Northern Saskatchewan is experiencing intensive exploration.
Uranium mining in Northern Saskatchewan takes the form of open pit and
underground mines. Once the uranium ore
(or rock containing uranium) is taken out of
the ground the uranium is extracted by processing the ore in a mill, where it is crushed,
ground down to a fine sand, and reacted with
chemicals.
Uranium ore in Northern Saskatchewan
generally contains only a few tenths of a percent uranium. All the rest of the rock is unwanted, and therefore considered to be
waste. In addition, huge quantities of
unusable liquid by-products are produced in
the milling process. Up to 2000 pounds of
waste water for example are created to produce 1 pound of "yellowcake" — the final
product from a uranium mill.
In recent years there has been increasing
concern over the health and environment effects of these wastes.
It   is   now   realized   that   while   milling
removes about 90% of the uranium, few of
In fact, 85% of the total radioactivity remains in the wastes, including almost all the
radium and thorium,
and thorium.
Concern has arisen because radiation, even
in low doses, may well be harmful to life
By Miles Goldstick
Canadian University Press
forms. Critics of uranium mining argue that
our actions today are creating environmental
dangers that will last "forever."
Radionuclides are not the only hazardous
component of mill wastes, however. Also of
concern are heavy metals such as iron, cop
per and arsenic, which do not decay but are
always toxic.
To date, precautions taken with solid mill
wastes have been so minimal that these
wastes have even been used as construction
fill material, while liquid wastes have been
directly dumped into lakes and streams.
At Uranium City in Northern Saskatchewan, city streets, homes, and the local
high school, Candu High, have been built
on radioactive mill wastes.
In April, 1977, radiation levels in the
school were 60 times higher than the "acceptable" limit set by the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB). In an attempt to solve
the problem, a venting system was installed in
the building. Ironically, the vents designed to
decontaminate the school now release contaminants into a school ground used by the
students.
To deal with the problem of radiation in
buildings constructed on mill wastes, the
AECB established a clean up and decontamination program late in 1976. The program, according to a Globe and Mail article
of March 19, 1980, has a budget of $4 million
per year, and total costs are estimated to be
in the range of $20 million.
Of yet more concern than solid contaminants are the liquid wastes which have a
Saskatchewan government
creates "uranium refugees"
' Uranium mining in Northern Saskatchewan is a controversial issue.
While the government is actively supporting the rapid expansion of existing mines and the construction of several new mines, native land
claims have not been settled and a group of people known as "uranium .
refugees'' has emerged.
To further express their concerns, community and environmental
groups throngfrKHH SaslcMchew^ recent en
vironmental inquiry into the Key Lake mine.
The Saskatchewan government strongly influences the uranium industry in its province. As of March 1, 1975 a revision in the Saskatchewan Mineral Resources. Act reqafees ail new exploration and mining
projects to offer up to 50 per cent participation to the provincial
government-owned corporation, Saskatchewan Mining Development
Corporation {SMACK
By 1978, SMAC was one of ten corporations accounting, for 60 per
cent of total Canadian exploration.
In 1979, according to their most recent annual report, SMAC was involved in about 240 exploration and development projects, only seven
of which they own 100 per cent. SMAC owns a percentage of five of the
six mines tinder construction in Saskatchewan and one, of the producing
mines.
People questioning the present form of northern development in
Saskatchewan, and the uranium industry in particular, have been given
ao meaningful way to voice their concerns, and often learn of mine
developments after they are well into the construction phase. For example, the Saskatchewan government, in the late 1970's, granted AMOK, a
targe French uranium company, exploration leases in the Cliff lake
area. The first time the Indians became aware of this was when trees
were being cut, trap lines being burnt, and in some cases, drilling taking
place beside camps already in use.
When they complained, the Save the North Committee of Northern
Saskatchewan reports that the Native people were told they were
trespassing. The Indians were forced to move from their ancestral
homes without any compensation or prior warning. These are the peo
ple who have become known as uranium refugees.
In an attempt to improve public input, the government convened a
board of inquiry to examine the most recently proposed mine — Key
Lake. The board's terms of reference did not allow it to consider
aboriginal rights or land claims however, nor did the terms of reference
give authority to stop the mine, .
• More than a year before public environmental heatings began, the
federal crown corporation, Eldorado Nuclear Ltd., had made the. last
payment on its $95 million interest in the Key Lake mine. In addition, at
least eight lakes were drained, a 200 kilometer road built into the site,
and employee a^eo&modations constructed, all under the name of "exploration."
For these reasons the inquiry was boycotted by community and environmental groups throughout Saskatchewan.
When the Key Lake inquiry opened in La Ronge, a. group of more
than 50 people inarched down Main Street demanding re^ognirion of
native rights at^^an end to uranium mining. The group of |»otesters
was part of a '*Caravsn for Survival" that travelled froari Regina to
Saskatoon and Prince Albert, to publicise their coneem■'"**-*■
lights violations by the government and uraniuai
"record** the evfipL in Prince Albeit, "camera m*a*
long telephoto^ses were stationed on the roofs of
video crew on tie street. ,,
La Ronge, situated about half way up the province, is the gateway
point for northern uranium developments. Due to the uranium boom,
the population of the town has doubled to about 3,500.
Not everyoaeiis happy in La Ronge, however.
Early this spjisg a molatov cocktail was thrown through the front office window of Uranerz Canada Ltd., a West German owned uranium
exploration and -mining company. The cocktail did not ignite but
Uranerz reacted by spending ever $10,000 cn installing bullet proof
glass.
Uranerz owns 50 per cent of the Rabbit Lake mine and one-third of
the Key Lake mine.
greater impact on the surrounding environment . The reason for this is that liquid wastes
are easily carried to locations far from the
mine site.
In Northern Saskatchewan, contaminated
water from the Beaverlodge mines flows into
Lake Athabasca. From there, contaminants
are able to flow down the Slave River, and into the MacKenzie river which flows into the
Arctic Ocean. (In the late 1950's and early
1960's Eldorado Nuclear reports that wastes
from the Gunner Beaverlodge mill were
dumped directly into Lake Athabasca.)
Streams and lakes have long been used to
absorb pollutants. However, experience with
pollution of the Great Lakes has taught us
that a water system is not infinite and can only deal with a finite quantity of pollutants.
The risk of overloading a natural system is
always present.
To avoid this overload, surface water
quality standards and regulations for
radioactive and non-radioactive substances
have been established. As with many industries, research by the B.C. Survival
Alliance has shown that it is a tradition
within the uranium industry to grossly exceed
water quality standards. In addition, the fact
that the recent Dubyna Lake and Key Lake
mine proposals in Saskatchewan have included effluent releases which exceed water quality regulations for a variety of radioactive and
non-radioactive substances further indicates
that compliance with regulations is not taken
seriously.
Government data show that levels of
uranium, radium, iron, and copper in lakes
and streams downstream from the
Beaverlodge mines all exceed concentrations
for either, or both, suitability for human
drinking water and aquatic life. As well, it is
stated by Menely Consultants of Saskatchewan that at the Key Lake mine, levels of
arsenic are high enough to present a serious
hazard. Thursday, January 15,1981
THE   UBYSSEY
Page7
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At Fookes Lake, downstream from the
Beaverlodge mines, iron levels are more than
7 times the level safe for fish (stated by the
federal Environmental Protection Service to
be 5 parts per million), and almost 15 times
the level suitable for human drinking water
. (.3 parts per million — according to Health
and Welfare Canada).
Copper levels in Fookes Lake are 6 times
the level necessary to kill trout and salmon
(.03 parts per million — as determined by the
Canadian Department of the Environment).
At several points surrounding Fookes
Lake, uranium concentrations are more than
100 times the "maximum concentration" for
drinking water established by Health and
Welfare Canada (set at 20 parts per billion).
A further water quality problem is high
acidity of waste water and mine drainage.
Nero Lake for example, downstream from
Eldorado Nuclear's Beaverlodge operation,
has been found by the Environmental Protection Service to have a pH of 3.4, which is in
the pH range of vinegar. The low pH is due
to the production of sulfuric acid from oxidization of pyrite contained in mill wastes,
combined with the addition of large quantities of sulfuric acid in the milling process. A
particular problem with acidic wastes is that
high acidity increases the solubility of
radium, uranium, thorium, and other heavy
metals.
Groundwater contamination is also a problem, though until recently it has not been
recognized by regulatory authorities. Water
quality is often judged by surface water
monitoring alone. This ignores the ground
water seepage problem. Contamination of
groundwater has been taking place for almost
30 years according to the AECB. Common
practice since the beginning of mining in the
early 1950's has been to simply dump wastes
directly on the surface and into lakes and
streams.
Uranium mine and mill wastes degrade
water quality to such a degree that aquatic
communities are completely eradicated in the
immediate vicinity of a mine.
As distance increases from the source of
contamination, the effect on plants is no
longer so obvious, however, radioactivity
and heavy metals can travel through a complexity of biological pathways and build up
to high concentrations.
Radioactivity in the environment eventually finds its way up the food chain to animals,
and this, one must remember, includes people.
This area of study is almost completely
unexplored in the Canadian context.
Nevertheless, an example of a biological
pathway to people that has been confirmed
through scientific study is one involving the
lichen-to-reindeer-to-human chain.
Finnish scientists from the University of
Helsinki, found that people consuming
reindeer that ate contaminated lichen ended
up with 8 times the normal level of radioactivity in their blood. Lichens accumulate
greater amounts of trace elements than other
plants because their slow growth increases
their exposure time to environmental contaminants.
Research in Russia by A. H'enko found
the effect on small mammals living in areas
with high uranium and radium concentrations is greater incidence of sterility. It was
also found that gamma radiation reduced
bird populations, by reducing the number of
hatching eggs. Generally though, research is
limited to bioaccumulation of radioactivity in
the aquatic environment, and does not examine the impact of that bioaccumulation.
A study on the accumulation of
radioisotopes in plants and fish was recently
conducted by Eldorado Nuclear at their
Dubyna mine, situated 12 km. NE of
Uranium City. Results of this work clearly
showed that levels of radioactivity in plants
and fish were thousands of times greater than
levels in the surrounding water, and that the
degree of uptake is element and species
specific.
For example, of the three aquatic plants
studied, millfoil concentrated uranium the
greatest (at 14,000 times) while waterlily concentrated greater amounts of radium (at
11,000 times), and sedge the greatest amount
of lead-210 (at 13,000 times).
Radioactivity accumulated by both Northern Pike and Lake trout is concentrated
more in the bone (up to 11,000 times) than in
the flesh (up to 6,500 times) and therefore
several parts of such fish must be examined
Canada fuels world's
nuclear industry
The uranium industry, or the "front-end"
of the nuclear fuel chain, is of key importance in the debate over the pros and cons of
nuclear power. The reason for this is that
uranium is the raw material used to fuel the
nuclear industry.
Almost all uranium mined is used for
either production of nuclear weapons or fuel
for nuclear reactors, and negligible amounts
are used for medical and industrial purposes.
The exact proportions of these different uses
is unknown because military consumption is
not made public.
However, it is known that Canadian
uranium from the Port Raduim, NWT mine,
was used, in part, to fuel the Hiroshima and
the Nagasaki bombs, and that Canadian
uranium is being used by the French to fuel
their regular nuclear weapons' tests in the
South Pacific.
Over 90 per cent of Canadian uranium is
exported. This means that less than 10 per
cent is used for the production of Canadian-
consumed electricity.
Most of the uranium is mined by
American, British, French and West German
companies. Canadian uranium is sold to the
following countries: Belgium, Finland,
Switzerland, Italy, Japan, South Korea,
Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the
United States and West Germany.
Further, according to J.W. Beare, Director
of the Safeguards and Nuclear Materials
Branch of the AECB, uranium has been sent
to the Soviet Union for enrichment (a further
step in the processing for consumption by
nuclear reactors). For example, in 1979 about
1000 tonnes of uranium owned by the Canadian crown corporation Eldorado Nuclear
Ltd. and the West German government-
owned corporation UranerzCanada Ltd.
was exported to the Soviet Union.
to determine such accumulations.
The degree of concentration though, is
species specific. Lake trout were found to,
have greater levels of uranium, thorium, and
lead-210 for example, but Northern Pike had
the greatest level of radium.
The effects of radioactivity on some
species of fish are known, though a great deal
of research has not been done. In a sample of
fish taken by Eldorado Nuclear Ltd.,
downstream from the Beaverlodge mines, examination showed 25% of the Lake Chub
caught to have eye deformities. Some of the
fish had one or both pupils deformed.
Eldorado Nuclear's studies did not examine the effects of radioactivity at higher
points in the food chain.
Perhaps this type of research is warranted
since a number of cow moose have been
found carrying two-headed fetuses near Northern Saskatchewan uranium mines. Some
may say this is merely coincidence, but it is
not coincidence that the main food of moose,
aquatic plants, are highly contaminated with
radioactivity — as confirmed by the Dubyna
Lake samples noted above.
If present expansion plans take place, the
annual production of solid wastes will more
SASKATCHEWAN URANIUM MINES,
PRODUCING OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION
NOV. 1980
jt,    MINES UNDER CONSTRUCTION
(1) KEY LAKE
tldol Resources Llcl. (16.6%)
Uraneri EXPL. and Mining Ltd. (33-.7V.)
SMDC (50%)
(2) MIDWEST
Esso Minerals ol Cin. ltd (50%)
Numac Oil and Gas and Lid. (25%)
Bow Valley Industries lid. (25%)
(3) BLACK LAKE
Eldorado Nuclear (S0%)
SMDC (SOX)
(4) COLLINS BAY A&B
Cull Oil Can   Ltc.(f)
Noranda EipToralioi Co. Ltd.(0
SMDC (33.3%)
5) MAURICE BAY
Eldor Resources Lie. (37.5%)
SMDC (62.5%)
(6) MCLEAN LAKE
Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd.<50%)
Inco Ltd. (50%)
JV     PRODUCING MINES
(A) ClUFf LAKE
Amok Ltd.   80%)
SMDC (20%)
(B) BEAVERLODGE
Cenei Ltd. ft)
(C) BEAVERLOOGE
Eldoiado Nuclear Ltd. (100%)
(D) RABBI r LAKE
Uranertl C.inada Ltd.M1%)
Cull Minerals (45.9%)
Gull Canada (5.1%)
than double by 1990. In their current search
for a longterm solution to contamination by
wastes, government and industry are considering "encapsulation" on the surface or
underground, both of which have serious
drawbacks.
Surface isolation schemes hold the risk of
being exposed to erosion and weathering.
Underground isolation has the advantage
of avoiding catastrophic pollution on the surface though there is no guarantee that such
pollution will not occur underground.
Even barring the possibility of a
catastrophe, due to the difficulty in
eliminating seepage, the underground site
itself still has to be isolated from human use
forever.
The waste isolation problem can be regarded as "solved" only when longterm
contamination of an area is accepted.
Seepage-proof, waste isolation proposals
are based on the theory that seepage in and
out of a waste area can be eliminated by
covering the top and bottom with an extremely low permeability material, thus
preventing contamination of surface and
groundwater.
Even though waste "encapsulation"
designs do exist, in the Canadian context
there is a significant barrier to their implementation. In both the Ontario and
Saskatchewan uranium mining areas, large
volumes of low permeability material simply
do not exist.
What is more, seepage-proof designs remain in the realm of unproven theory. It is
well accepted among hydro-geologists that
seepage cannot be eliminated over the short
term let alone the long term. Needless to say,
there is a high degree of uncertainty with
regard to the future of uranium mine wastes.
In short, it can be stated that the current
form of uranium — dependent, northern
development in Saskatchewan is based on the
"distant cow principle" — "the
southerners get the milk and the northerners
get the shit."
In the case of uranium mining, the shit will
be around for a long time, and there's more
to come.
For further information on the above topic
contact: Regina Group For A Non-nuclear
Society (RGNNS), 2138 Mclntyre Street,
Regina, Saskatchewan. S4P 2R7; Group For
Survival, 524-5th Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Mining Development
Corporation, 122 - 3rd Ave., North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; or Miles Goldstick, c/o
School of Urban And Regional Planning, U
of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. N2L 3G1.
Miles Goldstick is an environmental activist
presently at the University of Waterloo to defend his Master's thesis at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, dealing with
health and environmental impacts of the
uranium industry. Page8
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15,1981
Letters
We don't steal
It was with much dismay that I
read AMS finance director Len
Clarke's letter (Can't have beer and
drink it too) in Tuesday's Ubyssey.
Clarke attributes a $40,000 profit
at the Pit in 1979-80 to "strict inventory control measures" which
reduced employee theft. Clarke
termed such theft as "the only explanation for such profit."
I am familiar with the inventory
procedures at the Pit and
acknowledge that any well run
establishment would have similar
controls. Nonetheless when Clarke
suggests that such controls "are
responsible" for lack of employee
theft he is making an unwarranted
slur on Pit employees. To suggest
that Pit employees refrain from
theft solely because of inventory
controls is an insult to them as well
as the social centre manager who
hires them.
I am working at the Pit for my second year and have had no reason
to believe that any employees have
ever been involved with or have
contemplated theft from the bar.
To attribute a $40,000 profit to 50
or so employees who might otherwise st^al except for inventory controls is simply ludicrous.
When the AMS managed to have
an excess revenue of $200,000 in
their last fiscal year (despite denying
many campus groups adequate funding) Clarke did not suggest this
was due to increased honesty on the
part of AMS finance directors.
Clarke's accusations do not
behoove his status as a person who
controls several hundred thousands
of dollars on behalf of students.
It is truly disappointing that
Clarke has such little regard for
employees at the Pit. His lack of
confidence only diminishes his
reputation further in the eyes of
many.
Randy Hahn
arts 4
Revolutionary
change now
candy-assesl
The provisional wing of the
Teaching Assistants Union denounces the steering committee as
candy-assed. Even the action committee is so concerned about
operating within the law to render it
impotent. To say the least, these
groups are terribly naive in their
belief that an adminstration long
known for unilateral decisions on
TA wages and conditions can be
made to change its ways by friendly
persuasion. True revolutionary
Change requires immolation of the
decadent administrative structure.
To arms!
the provisional wing of the TAU
CLASS OF '81
Written   Applications
are now
being accepted for:
1. Grad Class Gifts and Projects: The proposed Gifts
and/or Projects should provide a service to the University Community and/or the Community at large. The
applications must include:
(a) The name of the group requesting funds;
(b) The nature of the gift or project;
(c) If it is a gift OR project;
(d) The amount sought;
(e) A one-hundred (100) word description of the gift
OR project and of the planned allocation of any funds
granted.
Deadline for Applications is
JANUARY 30, 1981
Presentation to be made by sponsor
about proposal at Grad Class General
Meeting
2. The $4.00 per graduating student rebate for funding
of grad composites and/or functions. The application
must specify:
(a) What your committee will be using the funds for;
(b) The funds required;
(c) In the case of composites, submit photographer's
name;
(d) In case of a Grad function, submit date, place and
details;
(e) Name of applicant, including faculty and department.
Deadline for application is
JANUARY 22, 1961
Send applictions and questions to SUB
Box 118.
Grad Class General Meeting —
Thursday, February 12, 1981 at
12:30
Please watch for further details
Signed:
Grad Class Council
i*   -   \m-y:,$& 'ySA-?i
FIGHT BACK!
Anyone interested in being involved
in the campaign to
STOP THE INDEXING OF TUITION FEES
Please attend a Meeting
Thursday, January 15 at 6 p.m.
in SUB 260 or Phone 224-4706
And leave your name and number.
EMPLOYMENT
QUEBEC
Here's an opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the-
culture and customs of the Province of Quebec and to become more
fluent in the French language, through summer employment in the
Provincial Government of Quebec. The British Columbia Ministry of
Labour is accepting applications now for the 1981 British Columbia-
Quebec Student Exchange Employment Program. Through this Program,
job opportunities are provided within the Quebec Government for
university students from British Columbia.
To be eligible for this Program, you must have a working knowledge of
the French language, have lived in British Columbia for one year, be a
Canadian citizen and be a student registered full-time at the University of
British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, or the University of Victoria.
These jobs will involve a minimum of 13 weeks work during the months
of May through August, 1981. Salaries will be determined according to the
student salary scale of the Province of Quebec
Transportation to and from Quebec will be paid by the British Columbia
Government. However, it will be the responsibility of each student
accepted in the Program to pay for_their own accommodation.
Information will be provided by the Government of Quebec regarding
accommodation in Quebec.
Students wishing to apply should complete a Ministry of Labour Youth
Job Application Form and British Columbia-Quebec Student Exchange
Employment Program Questionnaire.
Applications and questionnaires are available from the Canada
Employment Centre on Campus, the Ministry of Labour Youth Referral
Service in Victoria, or either of the following British Columbia Youth
Employment Offices:
Lower Mainland Areas: 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4J6
291-2901
Victoria: 808 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 4W2 387-1131
Ministry of Labour staff will be on Campus on January 15 and 16 from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Canada Employment Centre on Campus to
accept applications for summer employment under this Program. Our staff
will help you complete your application to your best advantage.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE
SUBMITTED TO THE MINISTRY OF
LABOUR BEFORE JANUARY 23,1981.
Province of Ministry of
British Columbia Labour
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS Thursday, January 15,1981
THE    UBYSSEY
Page 9
Students fear repeat of 1978 lockout
From page 1
haven't got a school and if there is a
strike, then they'll have far less
students next year."
Scanlan feels it is a mistake for
Bell to tell students to back the
union, but Bell feels it is in their
own interest.
"I'm trying to direct the students
against the ministry of education,"
he said. "I personally take a pro-
union stance in all situations, but at
the same time I can take a pro-
student stance because in this case
the two are tied together."
Bell said the ministry of education has severly hampered the quality of education at the campus by its
budget cuts.
"The cutbacks on this campus
have been really bad," he said.
"There isn't a program at this college which hasn't been affected.
But Scanlan doesn't think the
protest will affect cutbacks.
"There have been quite a number
of cutbacks by the provincial
government, but the administration
doesn't view the withholding of fees
as any sort of protest or threat,
They won't go bankrupt over this.
We just want them to know our
position," he said.
Bell doesn't agree.
"If the administration felt that
way, then I'd be curious to know
Cut courses to
be cremated in
U of W funeral
WINNIPEG (CUP) — University
of Winnipeg students will be attending a funeral later this month, in
memory of the 30 courses to be cut
from next year's university budget.
The funeral procession will
follow a route from the University
of Winnipeg to the steps of the
Manitoba legislature where the
marchers will leave 30 coffins
representing the courses to be cut.
Last September the UofW announced 30 courses will have to be
trimmed from the curriculum in
order to survive the fiscal restraint
imposed by the provincial government.
The UofW student association,
organizers of the march, are optimistic about the demonstration.
"We are becoming very organiz-
t*"ed," said Tom Evans, vice president of the student association.
"Students are starting to take a
greater role in the politics of their
education."
"We are also hoping that
students from other universities in
Manitoba will join us on our march
since no university in the province
has gone unaffected by these
university cutbacks," Evans said.
UofW president Harry
Duckworth said the 30 course cutback was necessary because of the
funding restraints imposed by the
province's Grants Commission.
"The Grants Commission has
never taken into account that as a
smaller university we find it much
harder to pull our belts without
making large cutbacks,"
Duckworth said.
John Hutton of the student
association said they are holding
the provincial government responsible for the cutbacks. But he said the
funeral demonstration will not only
address the course cutback. The effects of the cutbacks over the past
three years will also be emphasized.
"Tuition at this university has increased over 45 per cent over the
last three years," Hutton said,
"and we are facing the acquisition
of fewer periodicals in the library,
along with overcrowded classes and
an increasing use of sessional instructors instead of full time faculty. These issues will also be address-
. ed at the demonstration."
why they've been trying to sabotage
our campaign," he said.
The administration had told an
English instructor, who had too
many people in his class, to accept
those who had paid their tuition
fees as a criteria for admittance,
Bell said. He charged that this act
ignored the uniqueness of the present situation and was an attempt to
coerce students into paying.
Selkirk principal Leo Perra said
the administration has not discussed what measures it will take against
students who do not pay their tuition fees by the Jan. 29 deadline.
Bell said Perra told him "that it is
obvious the college can't expel 90
per cent of the students.
Selkirk and DTUC were closed
down for six weeks in 1978 during a
similar strike-lockout dispute.
Employees returned to work only
after the provincial government
established essential serveices
legislation.
Students lost up to a year's worth
of classes as a result of the dispute.
President stuck in summer work
From page 3
students and meets every Thursday
at 6 p.m.
* « *
Council increased honorariums
for the AMS executive from $200
too    $500.    It   also   increased
honorariums for members of the
student administrative commission
from $200 to $300.
• • *
Council pased a motion that the
AMS president and finance director
should be impeached if they do not
work for the AMS over the summer, and that they should submit
monthly briefs on what they have
done and what they are trying to
do.
There was strong opposition to
the motion, especially from vice-
president Marlea Haugen. She said
she was running for president and
would be very restricted by the motion.
She said she has to write a thesis
and do field work for it by getting a
job with a company during the summer. Imposing work restrictions on
the president would affect her
academic career, she added.
Student board of governors
representative Anthony Dickinson
sided with Haugen.
"Somebody like Marlea can earn
a lot more money than the students
can afford to pay her," he said.
Finance director Clarke supported the motion by saying an ex
ecutive was needed at UBC during
the summer to keep the AMS in
shape. But he interrupted his argument due to responses from
Haugen.
"I'm not going to be laughed at
and sneered at as a way of degreda-
tion," he told Haugen. "It's
childish. I'm tired of it and I'm going to stop talking."
* * «
Finance director Clarke criticized
vice president Haugen for not doing
her job because she was unaware of
council funds.
The commerce undergraduate
society asked for $700 from council
to send a team to Kingston for the
Intercollegiate Business School
competitions. The request was
granted on condition funds are
available.
Council had difficulty voting on
the motion because Haugen did not
have information on the funding
available.
-arnold hadstrom photo
BROOKS, ERINHOLTZ . . . lots of paperwork
UBC CREATIVE
Alumni WRITING
Chronicle COMPETITION
80-81
- $400 IN PRIZE MONEY
—Open to all registered, full-time and part-time UBC students.
— Entries restricted to previously unpublished, short stories.
Maximum length: 3000 words.
-DEADLINE: January 30, 1981
— For further information call or drop in to tha UBC Alumni
Association offices at Cecil Green Park, 228-3313; or, check
at Speakeasy in the SUB.
The Student Affairs Committee
of the UBC Alumni Association
presents a
1st YEAR CONFERENCE
to be held at
CECIL GREEN PARK,
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There is no charge for this orientation session that includes guest speakers from the UBC administration
and faculty, lunch and dinner at the Graduate Centre.
Those who have already received a letter of invitation,
and other 1st year students who wish to attend, are
asked to respond to the Alumni Offices at 228-3313 by
Monday, January 19.
U.B.C. DEPARTMENT
OF STUDENT HOUSING
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
RESIDENCE ADVISORS FOR 1981-82
These positions are open only to full-time
registered U.B.C. students. Successful applicants
will be required to live in the residences. Application forms and detailed job descriptions are
available at the Ponderosa Housing Office and at
the Front Desk of each residence area: Totem
Park, Place Vanier, and W.H. Gage.
Applications will be accepted from January 5th to
January 16th, 1981 at the Front Desks of the
Residences, or at the Ponderosa Housing Office.
BUS PASSES AND PICTURES
Pictures will be required with bus passes
as of February 1, 1981
To get picture purchase "Data Card" at A.M.S. Ticket Centre and present at G.V.R.D..
Farecard Booth, Main Floor, S.U.B. prior to February 6, 1981.
February Bus Passes, Datacards and pictures will be available
as of January 14, 1981.
BUS PASS .        . .        $22.00
PICTURE DATA CARD $ 2.00 (once only)
Required:
Validated A.M.S. Card and cash or certified cheque. Page 10
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15,1981
'Tween classes
TODAY
ISMAILI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Dr. Hassam speaks on reincarnation, noon, SUB
215.
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
Creation is not Invention: the architecture of Arthur Erickson, noon, Lasserre 104.
EAST INDIAN STUDENT'S ASSOCIATION
Important organizational meeting regarding
Republic Day celebrations, noon, SUB 211.
AWARDS OFFICE
Keith Gilbert from the awards office assist student with loan and grant information and money
problems, noon. Speakeasy.
IVCF
Apocalypse now? Paul Stevens speaks, noon,
Chem. 250.
WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM
Women's studies program visiting speakers: Dr.
Angus McLarer from the University of Victoria,
speaks on Abortion in Historical Perspective,
noon, Buch. 204.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
EUS
EUS  film  contest,   noon  to  2:30 p.m.,   SUB
auditorium.
POTTERY CLUB
Clean up party, 6:30 p.m., SUB 251.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Stammtisch.  German  conversational evening,
7:30 p.m.. International House.
TOASTMASTERST"
Icebreaker night, all welcome, 7:30 p.m., MacMillan 278.
FRIDAY
INTRAMURALS
Registration   deadline   for:   Women's   curling
bonspiel which takes place Saturday, Women's
bowling league,  Men's curling league.  Men's
bowling league.
TROTSKYIST LEAGUE
Marxist literature and discussion, 11:X a.m. to
1:30 p.m., SUB concourse.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Planning a meeting, noon, SUB 115.
AQUASOC
Party, 7:30 p.m., SUB 207/209.
EUS
Dance. Women free, men $2.50, 8:30 p.m. to
12:30 a.m., SUB ballroom.
SATURDAY
INTRAMURALS
Women's curling bonspiel, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
CHINESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Saturday matinee, 75c for members, $1 for non-
members,  2 p.m.   (door opens at  1:30}  SUB
auditorium.
HISTORICAL DANCE
Renaissance performing workshop, 2 to 5 p.m.,
SUB 207/209.
ROCKERS CO-OP
Open jam session and beer garden (bring your
axe), 8 p.m., SUB partyroom.
SUNDAY
SPORTSCAR CLUB
Car rally, drivers meet at 12 noon in SUB 215.
MONDAY
EUS
Some unknown activity, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
SUB conversation pit.
Pancake brunch, proceeds to charity, 11 a.m. to
2 p.m., SUB southern alcove.
Engineering models display, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., SUB concourse.
HUMAN SETTLEMENTS VIEWING CENTRE
Economics series: The Other Way, ideas of E. F.
Schumacher, noon. Library Processing 308.
CCCM
Marianne Katoppo, a theologian and novelist
from   Indonesia,   vistits,   7:30   p.m.,   Lutheran
Campus Centre.
PRE-MED SOCIETY
Dr. Douglas discusses opthamology, noon, IRC
1.
Time for a
breakdown
It's election time again and I
don't even know who to vote for.
In fact, I don't even know where
or when to vote.
Wait a minutel I hear that The
Ubyssey is running a breakdown on
the board of governors and senate-
at-large candidates in tomorrow's
paper.
Then on either monday evening
in the residences or at many
buildings on Tuesday, I can exercise my constitutional right to pick
the best from the worst in senate
and board of governors representatives.
Investigate
The first meeting of the committee investigating student services
offered by student unions in
Canada (like travel agencies) will
meet today at noon in room 260
SUB.
So what? UBC already has a
travel agency what do we need
another one for?
CUTS may leave SUB because
the AMS has dropped out of the
Association of Student Councils.
So we better attend the meeting
to come up with an alternative. Or
we could tell council to rejoin
AOSC. Either way, be there.
Dalian & tente
One hates to be sarcastic, but do
any of you out there have money
problems?
We realize in times like these
things are generally pretty easy for
the average university student, and
it is not likely too many of you
would want to discuss money problems with someone from UBC's
awards office.
But on the chance some of you
might feel a little squeezed financially, Keith Gilbert can be found in
Speakeasy today from noon to 2:30
p.m. He can provide you with loan
and grant information, and is willing to discuss any money problems
you have.
Speakeasy can be found in the
SUB concourse. Don't all crowd
around now.
il ball Bfory
Volleyball is another one of those
sports that drifted across the Atlantic ocean during the great migration
following the Industrial Revolution
in Britain.
The exact origins of the sport are
not certain but the game probably
was transmitted to England by
Roman occupation armies.
Originally, an inflated goats bladder
was bumped off the arms of the
centurions.
Hot flashes
The bladder was then spiked with
a pointed stick, stuffed with hamburger and served for lunch on a
table set for the occasion.
The same sporting terminology is
still in use today.
In jolly old England, the game
was called trolleyball. Working
class children hit a ordinary soccer
ball over the trolley lines in front of
Picadilly Circus.
When    the    game    hit    North
America there were no trolly lines.
Instead the game was played over a
ten foot net.
The next consonant in the
alphabet replaced the "tr" and
volleyball swept coast to coast.
You can play co-rec volleyball
every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30
pm,
No registration necessary. Just
drop in to War Memorial Gym with
your sneakers and shorts.
SUBFILMS presents:
A Walt Disney Double Bill!
Thurs.-Sun. - 7:00
$2.00 w/AMS Card
Thurs.-Sun. - 9:15
SUB Auditorium*
The Chartered Accounting Firm
of
louche Ross &Co.
is pleased to invite applications for
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
from third-year Commerce-
Accounting and first-year Liceh-
tiate in Accounting students.  •
Interested students should forward resumes
directly to:
Rod W. Stillwell
Personnel Manager
Touche Ross & Co.
#700, 1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 2L2
CAMPUS
BICYCLES
* Same day service on small repairs
— in by 10 out by 6.
* 24 hour service on most other repairs.
IN U.B.C. VILLAGE
6706 University Blvd.
4WUW
224-0611
Lake O'Hara Lodge
Yoho National Park
Requires summer staff.
Please write for application form to:
Lake O'Hara Lodge
Box 1677
Banff, Alta.
T0L 0C0
The Co-Operative
Christian Campus Ministry
RETREAT Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 1981
"SPIRITUAL ROOTS FOR DAILY LIFE"
Personal and Social Transformation
Leader: Dick Overman. M.D., Ph.D., (Tacoma University)
At the Easter Seal Camp - $20.00 for the weekend.
Weekly Programs at Lutheran Campus Centre
Monday: 12:30, "Science and The Modern World," Study
Tuesday: 12:30 Eucharist
Wednesday: 5:30 Community Meal, 7:00 Program
January 19th, 12:30, Room 223, Brock Hall
7:30, Lutheran Campus Centre
MARIANNE KATOPPO OF INDONESIA
"AN ASIAN WOMAN'S THEOLOGY"
More information phone 224-3722 or come to the
Campus Centre.
THE CLASSIFIEDS
RATES: Campos - 3 line*. 1 day $1.50; additional lines, 36c.
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 day $3.30: additional lines
60c. Additional days $3.00 and 45c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:00 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room241, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
Coming Events
35 — Lost
STARTS MONDAY
improve Your Study
Habits Through
SELF HYPNOSIS
Professionally Guided Ph.D
FEE: $36 for any 3 or 4
Mondays 6:15-7:30 p.m.
starting Jan 12, 19 or 26
Blue Room, Arts 1 Bldg.
U.B.C. Campus
ATTENTION Special Education Students!
If anyone mistakenly picked up my paper
for Education 314 PLEASE return to box 65
UBC, or Phone Yvonne Ricker at 733-4240.
50 — Rentals
LOOKING   FOR   RETREAT   FACILITIES?
Our accommodations for over 100 persons
include a dining hall, chapel, and gym on 10
acres of lake front property. Camp Luther,
Box 3249, Mission, B.C. V2V 4S4. Phone
826-7062.
60 — Rides
MARDI GRAS '81 January 24, Sat. Games
Nite. Tickets available at AMS ticket office
$5.00.
UBC SAILING CLUB and windsurfing club,
bzzr garden Thursday, Jan. 15/81. 7:30.
Sub 212.
11 — For Sale — Private
MOPED   100   MILES   PER   GALLON   30
m.p.h. No parking problems. Great shape.
Dependable. Scott 224-7761.
15 — Found
LADIES WATCH outside Aquatic Centre
Tuesday night. Phone 732-5532, John.
20 — Housing
ROOM IN SHARED HOUSE great location,
2425-18th Ave., $200+ /mo. Phone John
for details. 732-5632.
NEED RIDE from Boundary/49th Ave.
Must arrive U.B.C. before 8 a.m. Will pay.
Phone 438-6017 Evenings.
85 — Typing
30 — Jobs
PIANIST WANTED for ballet classes on
campus call 683-5073 evenings.
GIRL FRIDAY? Willing to do some lux-
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THE    UBYSSEY
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Some NEUS about engineering week
For your information, this Monday, Jan. 19, 1981, marks the
beginning of our ever popular
engineering week.
The annual pancake brunch will
be held this Monday on the plaza
between SUB and the Aquatic Centre, running from 11 a.m. and 2
■p.m. The brunch will cost $2.00 for
pancakes and a beverage. Proceeds
will be donated to the Kinsmen's
Mother's March.
As well, in the main foyer of SUB
will be our second annual engineer
ing day. This features innovative
technical exhibits put on by
students from the various departments in the faculty of applied
science.
This is followed by the annual
Red Purge down in the Pit. The
purge will feature two engineering
bands competing in the Hot Air
show: The Barfing Heads, and Teddy and the Torsion Testers. We will
also be judging our beer brewing
contest. All these events will be on
Monday.
Surprise. On TEUSday, the UBC
Engineers proudly present the ever
popular "Lady Godiva Ride." The
spirit of Godiva is alive and well
and the ride will be in compliance
with the statement issued last
March by our EUS executive. This
year's route will pass by Computer
Science up to the bookstore, where
it will turn right down Main Mall
and pass by Angus, Chemistry,
Scarfe and end at our cairn in front
of McLeod. We are giving you advance warning so you won't be in
the wrong place at the wrong time.
To put it bluntly, if you don't like
it, don't watch it.
As always, this year's activities
will be topped by the 62nd annual
engineer's ball, in the Pacific Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 22. The
theme of this gala event is "great
moments in Canadian history."
Distinguished guests will include
president and Mrs. Kenny, the dean
of applied science, and Denny
Boyd. It promises to be as great a
ball as we have ever had.
Enjoy our week, UBC. We will.
John F. Kozak
secretary,
engineering undergraduate society
RECREATION U.B.C. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMES
TERM II - 1981
Registration for all Recreational Instruction Classes will begin Monday,     Memorial Gym. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00-4:00.
January 5,1981 and proceed until Friday, January 16,1981, as long as     Instructional Classes will then begin the week of Monday, January 19,
space permits. The registration will take place at the Intramural-      1981. Thank you.
Recreational Sports Programme Office, located in Room 203, War
PROGRAMME
SECTION
DATES
DAYS
TIME
PLACE
COST
Strength Training
I
Jan. 19-Feb. 13
Mon-Wed-Fri
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Universal Weight Room
War Memorial Gym
$5.00
II
Feb. 23-Mar. 20
Mon-Wed-Fri
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Universal Weight Room
W:ir Memorial Gym
$5.00
Circuit Training
I
Jan. 20-Feb. 12
Tues-Thur
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Circuit, War Memorial
Gym
$5.00
II
Feb. 24-Mar. 19
Tues-Thur
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Circuit, War Memorial
G)TO
$5.00
Badminton
I(Beginner)
Jan. 19-Feb. 25
Mon-Wed
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Gym Floor, War
Memorial Gym
$5.00
II(Intermed.)
Mar. 2-Apr. 1
Mon-Wed
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Gym Floor, War
Memorial Gym
$5.00
DynaFit
I
Jan. 19-Apr. 3
Mon-Wed-Fri
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gym B, Osborne Centre
$10.00
Basic Skating
I
Jan. 20-Apr. 1
Tues-Wed
9:45-10:45 p.m.
Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre
$5.00
Jazz Dance
I(all levels)
Jan. 20-Apr. 2
Tues-Thurs
12:30-1:30 pim.
Tues.: Gym E
Thurs: Gym B.
Osborne Centre
$10.00
Karate
I(all levels)
Jan. 22-Apr. 2
Thurs
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Gym E, Osborne Centre
Modern Dance
I(Beginner)
Jan. 19-Mar. 30
Mon
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Room 208, Armoury
$10.00
II(Beginner)
Jan. 20-Mar. 31
Tues
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Room 208, Armoury
$10.00
III(Beginner)
Jan. 22-Apr. 2
Thurs
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Room 208, Armoury
$10.00
IV(Intermed.)
Jan. 19-Mar. 30
Mon
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Room 208, Armoury
$10.00
*
V(Intermed.)
Jan. 21-Apr. 1
Wed
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Room 208, Armoury
$10.00
Tennis
I(Beginner)
Jan. 19-Feb. 23
Mon
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
II(Beginner)
Jan. 19-Feb. 25
Mon-Wed
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
HKIntermed.)
Jan. 20-Feb. 27
Tues-Fri
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
IV(Intermed.)
Jan. 21-Feb. 25
Wed
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
V(Intermed.)
Jan. 24-Mar. 28
Sat
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Armoury
$5.00
*
VI(Advanced)
Mar. 2-Mar. 30
Mon
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
VIKAdvanced)
Mar. 2-Apr. 1
Mon-Wed
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
VIII(Advanced)
Mar. 3-Apr. 3
Tues-Fri
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
VIIII(Advanced)
Mar. 4-Apr. 1
Wed
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Armoury
$5.00
Yoga
I
Jan. 19-Apr. 1
Mon-Wed
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Rooms 211-213, War
Memorial Gym
$5.00
Women's Self Defense
I
Jan. 20-Mar. 31
Tues
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Gym E, Osborne Centre
$5.00
NOTE: Due to prior bookings of some facilities for special events, some classes will have to be cancelled.
Class participants will be notified in advance.
Weight Room           Mon.-Thurs.               3:30-5:00 p.m.
(War Mem. Gym)     Fri.                              2:30-4:00 p.m.
Gymnastics Gym      Mon. Tues. Wed.      12:30-1:20 p.m.
(Osborne Ctre.)        Mon. Tues. Thurs.     2:30-3:45 p.m.
Mon. Wed. Fri.          7:00-9:00 p.m. Page 12
THE   UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15,1961
1981-82
AMS EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
ARE NOW OPEN
DUTIES
*'s-.
THE PRESIDENT SHALL:
1. Chair or delegate the chair at all Council meetings.
2. Prepare the agenda for each council meeting.
3. Sit as a non-voting member of S.A.C, Senate Caucus and all other Society
Committees.
4. Act as liason between the Society and the general manager.
5. Be responsible for public relations, ensure policy is implemented and have
such other duties as may occur.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT SHALL:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Keep the records, including the Constitution, By Laws, etc.
Be responsible for the minutes of each Council meeting.
Be responsible for all letters written or received by Council and its committees.
Assist the President in his duties.
Have other responsibilities as outlined in the by-laws.
THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE SHALL:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Be responsible for the preparation of the financial statements of the Society.
Be responsible for monitoring the financial affairs of the Society, branch
societies and subsidiary organizations.
Be responsible for all monies received and disbursed by the Society.
Prepare the budget.
Have other duties as outlined in the by-laws.
THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION SHALL:
1. Be the Chair of S.A.C.
2. Be the liason between S.A.C. and Council.
3. Be responsible for reporting on the use, maintenance and condition of the
Student Union Building.
4. Ensure S.A.C. policies and programs are properly implemented.
5. Have other duties as outlined in the by-laws.
Nominations for the five A.M.S. positions
forms can be obtained and shall be returned to
tion rules will be available at the above location
m-      ii '
:30 p.m. Monday, January 19,1981. Nomination
.S. Executive Secretary, Room 238, SUB. Elec-
Elections will be held on January 28-30, 1981
Students wishing more information are asked to contact the
Director of Administration in SUB Room 254 or at 228-3961.
■Vifigj
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THE CO-ORDINATOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SHALL:
1. Be a liason and encourage friendly relations with other student organizations.
2. Keep council informed of Federal and Provincial government educational
policy.
3. Be responsible in part for the preparation of any briefs, discussions or negotiations with respect to higher education before their submission to government.
4. Have other duties as outlined in the by-laws.
.A
Brooks

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