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MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE ranked it among the top forty
lobby groups in Canada and the Globe and Mail ranked
it in the top ten. The power ofthe Canadian Federation of Students lies in the voice ofthe 450,000 students behind it. It now
represents about 65 post-secondary institutions—but UBC isn't
one of them.
Belonging to a national federation is expensive—$7.00 per student—and the benefits are rather intangible. UBC students are already
enjoying most of the services—Travel Cuts has a location on campus
and International Student Identity Cards (ISIC), which provide discounts for travelling students, are also available at UBC. The reports
the federation produces on the state of post-secondary education are not
private—their research benefits all post-secondary institutions, not
only those who belong.
Pam Frache, the Pacific Region Chair for CFS, agrees it appears
UBC does not need to join the federation. "Any organization that is an
advocacy group has the problem of having no tangible benefits."
And although she admits that "people don't see what we're doing," the
results ofthe organization efforts are there.
In 1987, the CFS Student Assistant Task Force conducted a series
of hearings on the B.C. student financial aid program, the results of
which were a set of recommendations including a ceiling on the debts a
student could incur. The provincial government subsequently adopted
that recommendation.
That report was one of some 34 on student aid produced by CFS
since 1980. In fact, a national bibliography of CFS resource papers lists
12 papers on accessibility to post-secondary education, 37 on student
employment and 41 on funding of post-secondary education.
This year's projects for the Pacific Region included a demand for
1500 new seats in post-secondary education by September 1989, 2500
by 1990 and complete accessibility by 1993. Last week, their wishes
were granted as advanced'education minister Stan Hagen announced
15,000 new seats to be created over the next six years.    -
Though the UBC Alma Mater Society has access to CFS reports,
they often choose to do their own research and, according to Frache, "reinvent the wheel" in the process, digging up facts that are readily available through the federation.
AMS president Mike Lee agrees that AMS efforts often repeat work
already done by the federation, and both Frache and Lee agree the jAMS
could do much more. "We employ so many people on the service side—
which is important, of course—but it wouldn't take much to hire
someone, even part-time, to put out position papers on how the AMS
feels on transit, or housing, etc..."
Lee says he wants to look at changing the emphasis of the AMS,
"putting more staff on the political
Roy lives
side ofthe AMS—if there is one."
And his plans do not exclude
membership in CFS. "I just think
it's about time UBC looked beyond
its campus," he says, adding the
number of students participating
in rallies thisyear indicated to him
that "students are concerned.
They want the AMS to take a
stronger role. Perhaps that role
will also involve a national organization like CFS."
Membership in CFS requires
a campus wide referendum, but
prospective membership, which
costs only about 20 cents per student, requires only a vote within
student council.
Though some council members feel they don't know enough
about the organization to make a
decision on the issue yet, both
external affairs co-ordinator Vanessa Geary and vice-president
Sarah Mair have made up their
minds.
"A united voice is much more
effective," says Geary, who supports UBC membership. "They're
organized, they have resources
coming from all over the country—
a huge bank of statistics. And we
Weighing the Canadian
Federation of Students
have a huge turnover. Our information always seems to be out-of-
date."
Geary doesn't think UBC
should continue to use CFS resources and services without putting something back into the organization. "When we use that information, we should pay for it. It's
really unfair that we should reap
all the benefits."
But Mair disagrees, citing
CFS's policy of non-representational voting as her main complaint. "It's foolish for us to pay
dues when we are only given one
vote. We are one of the largest
universities in Canada and we'd
be given the same vote as Langara," she says.
Weighted voting—giving
more votes to institutions which
represent larger numbers of students—has been a subject of debate at CFS conferences several
times and has historically kept
UBC out ofthe organization.
But Frache says the number
of students an institution represents "is very much arbitrary" and
shouldn't be used to grant more
power.
"We are also standing up for
the rights of potential students
who didn't make it into the system.
A student is a student is a student," says Frache, adding a large
institution like UBC would, by the
very nature cf being large, have
"incredible advantages," primarily financial.
.And Geary thinks the demand
for weighted voting is "just selfish." "We're one institution and I
don't think we should have any
more say than Langara."
Though Lee says he is concerned about weighted voting, he
does not think it should stop UBC
from joining. 'If you have the input, that's the important thing."
The direction of CFS is determined through voting at two national and two provincial conferences a year. And although non-
members are not given a vote at
conferences, they are invited and
given speaking rights—an gift
UBC has taken advantage of ft e-
quently.
"We can gain from their conferences without being members,"
says Mair. A typical CFS conference includes workshops on topics
like lobbying tactics, student resistance, student associa. i m
structures and government employment programs.
And though Frache agrees
that UBC^ can benefit by just attending the conferences, she adds
that with membership, "UBC
would be able to set the tone and
have the ability to make the organization what it wants it to be."
Traditionally, CFS has a left-
wing image, Frache admits. But
the face ofthe federation is changing, she says. "Nationally, the
organization is not left-wing. It's
moving to the right. For some
reason, the people who are radical
just seem to stick out in people's
minds."
This year saw an attempt
from the University of Saskatchewan student union to delete
a statement on "the woman's right
to choice" from CFS policy. "It was
really hard to ensure it stayed in
there," says Frache.
Though its main focus is post-
secondary education, the federation also deals with a variety of
non-educational issues such as
abortion, sexual harassment, or
Central America. And though the
time non-educational issues consumes has been criticized by UBC
AMS members, neither Lee nor
Geary saw it as a problem.
"I've always strongly believed
as students we've got to open our
minds and start speaking cut
about these issues," says Lee.
When he was elected president, Lee intended to bring the
issue of prospective membership
in CFS before student council. But
now he isn't so sure. "I don't know
if it's the right time. I don't know if
there will ever be a right time," he
laments.
Lee bases his opinion of the
current student council on their
lack of support for this month's
downtown education rally, organized by CFS, in conjunction with
UBC. "I thought that perhaps
council...would begin to appreciate the role of a student organization, but I don't think that's the
way we're heading."
Adding to his hesitancy, says
Lee, is some hostility he has perceived from current CFS members. "Basically (some people feel)
'if you're not ready to join as full
members, we don't want you'", Lee
says he was told. "In other words,
if we don't have the full desire to
join, we shouldn't be wasting their
time."
With the exception of UBC
and Okanagan College, CFS represents student associations from
every post-secondary institution
in B.C.—which adds up to 50,000
students. With the addition of
UBC, the membership "would essentially be complete" says Frache. But, she adds, "We've kind of
written them off."
Mike Lee with Vanessa Geary
By Deanne Fisher
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April 7th
2/THE UBYSSEY
March 29,1989 Montreal gay
activist slain
By Mike Orsini
MONTREAL (CUP)—A gang of 10
to 15 youths attacked and killed
23-year-old McGill University
student and gay activist Joe Rose
on a bus two weekends ago.
According to witnesses, Rose
met up with the youths on a city
bus March 20 at 4:30 in the morning. They taunted him and called
him "faggot". A group of between
10 and 15 people then repeatedly
kicked and stabbed him, then fled.
The outspoken gay rights activist was travelling with a friend
who suffered minor injuries.
Rose, a former member of
Lesbians and Gay Friends of Concordia University (LGFC), was
afflicted with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
virus.
"We had already dealt with
the fact that he was going to die,
but not like that," said friend and
fellow LGFC member Peter Tyler.
"I wasn't expecting anything like
this to happen."
Tyler said gay-bashing is
common in Montreal's east village
where Rose was killed. The Concordia student said gays are prime
targets because they are viewed as
easy prey.
"I'm convinced they singled
Joe out because he was gay," Tyler
said. "It's an example of out and
out gay-bashing. We all know that
a 'gay' life is apparently not worth
as much as a 'straight' life."
"It's ok if you smash (gays')
faces with your boots," he added
sarcastically.
Montreal police have  ques
tioned six people. Nineteen-year-
old Patrick Moise was charged in
Quebec court Tuesday with second
degree murder. A15-year-ol d, who
cannot be named, was charged in
youth court with being an accessory.
Rose's father Maurice is expected to meet with police and his
lawyer to decide on possible legal
action.
"It's a big joke to some of these
people," said Maurice. "What did
everybody else do, stand up and
watch?"
Rose's father was in Nova
Scotia when he heard of his son's
death. "Nothing to me is going to
bring him back. I'm not vindictive
but I want (his death) paid for. I
want every one of them charged."
More than 150 people took
part in a candlelight vigil March
21 to remember Joe Rose.
Gary Gall, a longtime friend
of Rose, said there is no doubt the
stabbing was gay-related.
"They thought they would
pick on a gay person. They wanted
to beat him up because he was a
faggot."
Another LGFC member and
former roommate of Rose's, David
Aveline, said he and his friends
now fear for their safety. "The
people I'm talking to say they're
not going out for a while."
Aveline said Rose was an out-
spoked advocate for People With
AIDS, or PWAs.
"He didn't like the word victim because it implied defeat," he
said. "He wasn't defeated by the
disease—he was still fighting it."
Wreck beach
plight reaches
ministers ears
By Gordon White
Wreck Beach will become
vulnerable to oil spills if the
federal ministers of environment and transportation accept a recommendation to
transport jet fuel to Vancouver's airport by barge, according to local environmentalists.
The Vancouver Airport
Fuel Facilities Corporation
(VAFFC) proposed the
change in the way fuel is
transported to Vancouver
International Airport in order to reduce fuel prices and
secure the supply. VAFFC is
a consortium of airline companies headed by Canadian
Air.
If the proposal were accepted, jet fuel would be
barged from Washington
state, and a barge facility
would be constructed mi
MacDonald Slough, just up-
river from Wreck Beach.
Vancouver environmentalists are concerned about
potential spills of the highly
volatile, flammable, and toxic
jet fuel. Spills could harm the
Fraser River as well as Wreck
Beach.
Jet fuel is now trans
ported to the airport by
Trans Mountain pipeline,
the only safe method of
transporting fuel to the airport, according to various environmental groups.
Adrian Duncan, spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Service,
said there was no reason to
change the method of transportation since "a safe and
effective fuel delivery system already exists."
A federal panel, the Environmental Assessment
Review Panel, held hearings
on the proposal last fall and
recommended that VAFFC's
proposal be accepted.
The federal ministers
are not obligated to follow
the panel's recommendations, but they rarely reject
them, according to Paul
Scott, executive secretary to
the Sea Island Jet Fuel Assessment Review Panel.
The iniaisters have not
announced when they will
decide: "The ministers are
required to make (the
panel's recommendations
and their decision) public,
but no time constraints are
upon them," said Scott.
AHBItS Part Iff: Vandal enters from ceiling, for story see page 4
CHUNG WONG PHOTO
AMS goes public: Students to become
shareholders on Van. Stock Exchange
By Leanne Scholnick
UBC's Alma Mater Society
will be listed on the Vancouver
Stock Exchange and begin trading
shares in mici-April, announced
AMS business manager Charles
Redden yesterday.
"This is a major step forward,"
said Redden, estimating that the
first underwriting will generate
approximately four million dollars
for the newly incorporated AMS.
Redden said that UBC Board
of Governors chair Peter Brown,
who is also the CEO of Canarim
Investment Corporation, suggested the AMS be listed on the
Exchange as part ofthe 75th anniversary fundraising efforts of the
University.
"We decided to take his advice. Part of the money will go to
the Universit^s fundraising efforts. The rest will be used to expand on AMS enterprises," said
Redden.
AMS Director of Finance Karl
Kottmeier said the executive was
surprised the VSE approved their
listing so quickly. "We didn't expect final approval until next September," he said.
Kottmeier said the early approval may be due to the stable
nature of the AMS. "I guess they
realized we have a captive audience," he said.
Although no final plans have
been made for allocating the
money, Kottmeier said the executive is "thinking of using some
money to finance Rec Fac."
AMS president Mike Lee said
he was excited to be part ofthe first
student society in Canada to sell
shares to the public. "After Rec
Fac, part of the money should be
set aside for student bursaries," he
said.
Director of Administration
Andrew Hicks said students will
be offered free shares in the new
corporation in a program similar
to that used by the B.C. Resources
Investment Corporation (BCRIC)
in 1983.
"Each current AMS member
will have the opportunity to receive ten free shares. Non-AMS
members can buy them for $5 per
share," he said.
"I hope that in a few months
the shares will double in value. A
hundred will almost offset the
recent tuition fee increases," said
Hicks.
The AMS executive will each
receive one hundred free shares.
Redden points out that it is not an
unusual practice for new corporations to reward their directors
with large issues of stock.
"They did work for it," said
Redden, who will receive two
hundred himself.
To receive their free ten
shares, students must register by
phone according to their last
names before the _darch 31st
deadline.
A-H: 228-2121
I-P: 228-3818
Q-Z: 228-3961
continued on page 5
March 29,1989
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Erin Whitty was elected the new UBC Liberal Club president in
a heated contest that openly split the club and saw past president
Dean Crawford toppled from office.
The election was held at the annual general meeting in SUB 209
Friday, March 17.
Whitty won the vote on the third ballot in an election that
featured all the best intrigue, drama, and backroom maneuvering
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were Janet Lew as treasurer, Aparna Kurl as organization-secretary, and Harinder Parmar taking on the role of membership
development.
Political Pranksters
A drunken escapade left three ofthe campus political clubs in
shambles over the weekend.
The NDP, Liberal, and PC club offices suffered damage to their
ceiling tiles and light fixtures in what seems to be a prank that went
sour.
The damage appears to be the result ofthe actions of a drunken
vandal who decided to climb from office to office, on the ceiling tiles,
after discovering the NDP club door open. Ceiling tiles in all three
offices were destroyed as well as the light fixture in the Tory office.
The vandal left a letter in the NDP club that expressed his
apologies and stated, "I am not a member of any of your clubs so
please do not think that the damage was the result of any hatred for
any political ideology."
Rather, the letter stated the actions were the result of "far too
much alcohol and incredible stupidity."
NDP club president Daryll Boon was unable to confirm whether
their club door was left open, as the letter claimed, but did say there
was lots of alcohol left-over from a Thursday beer garden that was
not taken.
The drunken vandal promised in writing to pay the AMS
$100.00 for the damages to the offices.
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AMS exchange
continued from page 3
In a written statement Premier Vander Zalm called the deal a
great leap forward for free enterprise in B.C.
"The idea of a student funded
organization that only provided
services but no return on the investment was just an ugly result of
socialist scheming. We should be
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NDP leader Mike Harcourt
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in 1988 might have been against
it, but now we'll endorse it as long
as it creates wealth, because we're
for anything that makes money
now. In fact, I'd personally like to
endorse it twice as much as Vander Zalm. You can look to the NDP
as the 'new far right' party in B.C.,
because if it makes money, we're
for it."
Prime Minister Mulroney
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west of Toronto, isn't it?"
According to Simon Reisman,
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• Women's Volleyball - had their best season ever finishing 13-7 in Canada-V
Donna Baydock being named volleyball coach of the year.
• Men's Volleyball - finished season second in Canada-West but lost badly in
tournament. Greg Williscroft made all-Canadian.
• Rowing - the team improved steadily over last year and are slowly eroding
between them and U-Vic.
• Track and Field - Excellent third place showing for men at Canadian Natio
Forster led the women with a gold medal in the triple jump.
• Football - the team finished with a 5-3 record which was good for third place in Canada-
West.
• Men's Soccer - finished with a 7-2-1 record and second place in Canada-West. Also beat
SFU in Diachem bowl.
• Women's Soccer - this injury plagued team also ended the season m second place m
Canada-West.
• Hockey - strongest team in a decade finished fifth in Canada-West with 13-14-1 record.
Highlight of year was defeating Calgary to win the Empress cup in Calgary.
• Men's Basketball - the upset Thunderbirds took the Vikings to three games in the Canada-
West finals. Finished season with a 22-16 over-all record and won the York Invitational
tournament at Christmas.
• Women's Basketball - their 8-12 record was the best finish in a decade. Lost to the
eventual, undefeated national champions Calgary Dinosaurs in playoffs.
• Cross-country - women finished fourth in CIAU championships while the men came in
fifth.
• Field-hockey - Gail Wilson's T-Birds earned the silver medal at the CIAU championships.
• Swimming - The women placed seventh at the nationals here at UBC and the men finished
ninth.
• Rugby - the ever impressive rugby team was again one ofthe province's top sides and
continued to destroy their U.S. opposition.
• Fencing - the UBC team competed for the first time as a team at the Western Canadian
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• Gymnastics - the men vaulted into a silver medal position with the women taking :he
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Hiked UVic fees won't restrict
access, says president
VICTORIA (CUP)—Arguing that reduced tuition
fees "have almost no measurable impact" on accessibility, president Howard Petch and the University of Victoria board of governors hiked fees by 5.1
per cent.
An overflowing gallery of students—at one
point threatened with ejection and denied the opportunity to speak—listened as the board approved
increases March 10 for everything from transcript
costs to athletics fees.
The changes, including a first-time registration fee of $15, mean students who arrive on campus for the first time next year can expect to pay
$1,568—almost $100 more than their 1988
counterparts.
Also introduced this year is a $100 registration
deposit, which students must pay
within two weeks of
registration or face
automatic cancellation without notice. No extensions will be given to
those expecting loans or bursaries.
Shaking boxes of macaroni and cheese or clapping after their representatives on the board spoke,
the 100 students in the gallery earned the disapproval of chair Ian Stewart, who threatened to eject
them.
At one point student council president
Susanne Klausen asked if the gallery could address
the board.
"It certainly may not," responded Stewart.
Said the government-appointee, "Democracy
is always vulnerable to people who choose to demonstrate."
Fake "photographer"
harasses female students
TORONTO (CUP)—Several women on the University of Toronto campus say they have been harassed by a man claiming to be a photography
student looking for snapshots of bathing-suited
women.
The latest incident occurred March 16, when a
woman said a man claiming to attend the neighbouring
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute asked if he could take
pictures of her. She said it was the second time he had
approached her.
"Two weeks earlier, he asked if she would go back
to his apartment and pose in a bathi ng suit. In September, he had approached a friend of hers," said Kent
Beattie, a U of T student council researcher who was at
work when the woman ran into his office looking for
help.
Council president Bill Gardner and Beat tie unsuccessfully chased the man.
"He seemed to know (the campus) pretty well. The
moment we saw him, he was gone," said Beattie. "I
shouted to him, and he shouted he was late and ran at
high speed through the quad (and) we lost him..."
The woman — who asked not to be identified —
filed a complaint with U of T police the same day.
Constable Terence Eastmoncl said no charges
could be laid, since
the man did not say
anything that could
be construed as sexual harassment.
CAMPUS BRIEFS
U of T starves women's centre
TORONTO (CUP)—University of Toronto students
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There were three options on the early March
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The majority of students (1,645) voted against any
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v Notice of Decision
It is the decision of Student Court that the
1989 Student Recreation Centre
Referendum shall be worded as follows:
Are you in favour of continuing the $30.00
annual fee that has been added to your
AMS Fees for construction and operation
of the Student Recreation Centre on
Maclnnes Field next to S.U.B.?
□ YES □ NO
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March 29, 1989
THE UBYSSEY/9 Bootlicking - in style
Thank-you Mr. Wells for the points raised in your
recent editorial in the Competition in the March 23 edition,
"Praise not in Vogue". Your points are well taken and we
here at The Ubyssey are certain there is a sizable portion
of the UBC student populace that agrees with you.
Unfortunately, we at this "adolescent rag" are proud to
be what we are: a student-run press. How much do you get
paid Mr. Wells? How much do your writers get paid by the
government for "job training?" How much experience do
you have in journalism?
Because we are "adolescents," let us take this opportunity to be really unfair, and "never let the facts get in the
way of a good story." We stopped at finding five glaring
grammatical errors, and one, tsk-tsk, spelling error in your
editorial. Really Don, ifyou want praise, learn how to be a
good speller. We aren't embarrassed of making mistakes,
because we don't publish just to get a pat on the back.
Alas, we are "guttersniping," "destructive," "thankless," "misguided," "angry," "mindless," "perverse," youths
who continue "the Dukes cookie saga as if it really mattered." Yup, we thankless heathens question the word of
"administrators" like yourself. After all, who do you think
you are ministering? Since when did a question concerning
policy constitute assault?
If students have concerns, is it so improbable that their
concerns are valid—or are you perfect in every way? Ifyou
are perfect, then please ignore this immature rant, and
accept our humble praise... But ifyou have been verbally
assaulted five times in five days, maybe that should be
telling you something. Your job is public relations—swell
job!
And another thing, isn't the Competition funded in
part by students? Why are you, an administrator working
to better student activity, propagating an anti-student
feeling in your publication?
We here in the "newspaper business" are here to report
on the issues as we best interpret them. Often this is done
in a manner offensive to some, especially those people who
find it uncomfortable to read about well-meaning administrators and student politicians being maligned and hacked
apart in public for their well-meaning, but not necessarily
flawless, schemes.
And lest we forget that "swell guy" Dr. Strangway who
proved his "servility to the student athlete," and visionary
qualities by raising tuition fees ten percent.
The job ofthe press is not to praise these individuals,
as their decisions can affect the lives of too many to lose
sight of both sides of an issue.
Also, these people want—for one reason or another—
to be in these positions. If they cannot take the type of
''praise" we dish out, then as the old saying goes, "if you
can't take the heat, then get out ofthe spotlight."
Here at UBC, we have no shortage of "praise publications." We point no fingers Mr. Wells, but publishing team
press releases falls a little short of ethical newspaper
reportage. The Competition is published by the Athletic
and Intramural departments with most ofthe stories being
written by athletes, participants, and paid writers.
If anyone is under the microscope on campus, and
constantly criticized, itis The Ubyssey—and we aren't even
paid for this luxury.
Yah, so maybe it's immature to think we can do it, but
at least we try to be critical, thought provoking, and, yes,
even radical .Because you know what? Once upon a time,
"all those corporate donors who regularly witness the destructive energy of some thankless students," were students themselves.
By the way Mr. Wells, from an "adolescent" point of
view, how mature is it to be motivated by external praise,
and not a sense of self-integrity?
the Ubyssey
March 29, 1989
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of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
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but then Rick Hiebert and Greg Davis resurfaced from the
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Letters
Axing Ubyssey
space solves
nothing
Last Wednesday the
members ofthe Renovations
Committee voted in favour
of cutting up the Ubyssey
office and SUB 216 to create
7 new club offices. In hindsight I realize this was a
mistake, and in my attempt
to be reasonable and fair to
all students I became "just
another bureaucrat."
The situation as presented at the meeting is that
SUB is full. There is no
available space left for club
offices meaning clubs are
having to double and triple
up in rooms that are 8 feet by
11 feet. The solution proposed was to create 4 offices
in SUB 216 and 3 offices in
one third of the present
Ubyssey office.
It all sounds reasonable, but I now realize that
this measure is simply a
bandaid approach, and really solves no problems. The
creation of 7 new offices is
not going to alleviate the
shortage of space this year,
and does not address the
problem of new clubs demanding space next year.
Further, this solution
threatens to distrupt the
working conditions and
atmosphere of The Ubyssey
(which is a service organization, and as such should
take precidence over AMS
clubs).
The reality is that the
capacity for club offices has
been reached, and we have
to face the hard fact that
every club can not have an
office. Each club will have
their own very legitimate
reasons for deserving office
space, and each situation
should be examined carefully in deciding who is and
who is not entitled to an office in SUB. For now we
should go back to square
one, and ensure that everyone involved has a say in the
decision made.
We can not please everyone all the time, but we
can make sure that the proc-
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in length. Content
which is judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for brevity, but it is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
ess is fair and makes sense,
instead of rushing through
decisions that no one is really happy with.
Vanessa Geary
Coordinator of
External Affairs
Op Rescue
makes Jesus
puke
What appalls me the
most about "Operation Rescue", as described by Laurel
Wellman in a Ubyssey article on March 22, is its roots
in the "I-know-what-God-
wants-therefore- I'm -going-
to-shove-it-down-your-
throat" type of philosophy.
Not only is this line of thinking highly presumptuous, it
is also symptomatic of what
appears to be a fundamental
element in all "Christian"
fanaticism: the inability to
conceive that, somehow, you
could be wrong. Of course,
this tendency towards an
illusion of infallibility is not
new. It is reflected in every
instance in our history
where human rights have
been tramelled and freedoms savagely constrained
because of the "commands"
of a "merciful God."
I think that a line from
a Woody Allen film really
sums it up for me neatly. To
paraphrase: If Jesus Christ
came back to earth and saw
what was being done in his
name, he'd never stop
throwing up.
Precisely.
Jennifer Moore
Arts 4
It was a joke...
really...a joke...
I can understand Elizabeth Edmond's incorrect
and rather negative interpretation of my writing (after all, I'm not a famous
author), but I am surprised
that she, with her Ph.D.,
failed to recognize the satirical nature of what I was
saying. Certainly her rebuttal was very educational
and informative, but it was
also quite inappropriate; my
intention was never to seriously criticize the study of
literature ofthe integrity of
authors, it was merely to
point out that there is a
danger of reading too much
"between the lines." Judging from the way Ms. Ed-
mond "got her hackles up"
over my letter, I wonder if I
didn't somehow strike a
nerve—she seemed awfully
touchy about a minor "dig"
from an tindergraduate student. If one cannot see the
lighter side to my "allegations", then I suggest that
the person has been hitting
the books too long and too
hard, and has lost (or abandoned) his or her sense of
humor.
Bruce Gairns
Arts 3
Free speech
violated by two-
faced religion
Freedom of speech. We
in Canada enjoy the benefits
of this privilege, a privilege
which so many are denied.
But in this system, just as
everyone is entitled to an
opinion, so is everyone open
to be the subject of other's
opinions, barring of course,
slander and libel. Unfortunately, Mr. A.M. Khan (letters to the editor) doesn't
feel this way.
He stated that the
Muslim religion should be
an exception to freedom of
expression, that his religion
is correct and unquestionable. Mr. Khan says that
freedom of speech does not
give Rushdie the right to
blaspheme Mohammed and
the Muslim religion. Uh,
sorry, wrong.
Rushdie has every
right. I have every right.
Just as you can dispute
"Satanic Verses", so can
Rushdie dispute the Quran.
It has no immunity to criticism here. Maybe in Muslim-ruled countries this is
not the case, but we are not
in one of those countries.
Here, anything and everything is open to discussion:
politics, business and religion, none are exempt. And
that does, that must, include the muslim religion.
I respect your right to
religion. No one has tried to
prevent you from being a
Muslim, and I certainly
won't. But that does not
mean I believe in your religion. Having read "Satanic
Verses" and having done
some study of your Quran, I
find Rushdie's arguments
very persuasive. The general Muslim reaction confirmed closed-minded attitudes. Personally I think
Rushdie hit the nail on the
head, and that is the reason
for the outrage.
Butthatis what I think.
You said what you thought.
Rushdie wrote what he
thought. We, all three of us,
used our freedom of speech.
How can you condemn a
man for utilising a freedom
that you yourself use and
enjoy? Because of religion?
Ha. That in itself reveals the
nature of your religion. Two-
faced.
Jeff Edgar
Arts 1
Duke's petitions
philled with
phonies
With regard to the information placed in front of
Duke's Cookies: The Duke's
petition consisting of 3400
signatures was never received by the AMS Vice
President's Office. Though
the petition consisting of
1031 signatures was received it was deemed invalid
due to the fact that out ofthe
first 350 names checked 94
were not those of valid UBC
students. According to the
.AMS Code and Bylaws a
petition must consist of at
least 1000 valid student
signatures for a referendum
to be called (ie. Bylaw 4). Mr.
Marcus, if you are going to
present information to the
students of UBC would you
please present CORRECT
information.
Sarah Mair
AMS Vice President
10/THE UBYSSEY
March 2% 1989 op-m
A tool of
deception
Often times in the professional world of journalism, statistics will be used by reporters
to aid their articles. But what is
often omitted is the context of
the statistic they cite. For example, "students with two re-
fridgerators in their house
perform academically better
than those with less than two."
One may argue that those with
financially richer backgrounds
are opportuned to better academic conditions or those who
eat more have a greater intellectual capacity. But what is
the truth? Are you sure you're
right? In fact neither argument
comes close to being correct.
In journalism where more
subtler examples occur, it is a
rarity that reporters will mention how the statistics the cited
are compiled and under what
conditions. Usually, they are
manipulated to the advantage
of the article. Numbers—like
time—speak loud in the mind
ofthe public. It will be taken in
as truth, but more than often
as any statistics professor will
tell you, if the context of the
statis not mentioned, itis a deceptive tool. Numbers speak
loud in the mind ofthe public.
Journalism is only one
area where stats are abused.
More importantly, one must
look at the words of politicians
that run a society. Any statistics professor will warn you
about the manipulation of statistics and the act of deception
that occurs, so beware! Pick up
any paper. Look at the numbers. When they say one out of
every does to support their article, don't automatically accept it as truth.
More than often it is not. But
there are myths and folklore
that say a 50 goal scorer in
hockey is worth $10,000 more
than a 49 goal scorer. The
control of numbers on our
minds make us susceptible to
accept it as truth.
Chung Wong
Ubyssey staffer
Teaching in
Strangway's
university
I've just talked to a student about her experience with
a research-oriented prof who
often cancels lectures or gets
poorly prepared substitutes to
teach.
It's my job to convey student concerns to the UBC Administration. In response to
several student complaints
about the quality of teaching at
UBC I'm writing a report on
this problem. Students who've
found a professor's teaching to
be seriously deficient are invited to talk to me. Please come
by the Board of Governors office in SUB 262 at lunchtime,
drop off a note or phone me at
222-0758.
As UBC strives to be a
"world-class research university", a major danger is that
incentives for good teaching
may further diminish. In the
absence of a vastly improved
teaching reward system,
President Strangway's high
ambitions for UBC may well
pressure many professors into
dubious research ventures
while shortchanging students.
Understandably President Strangway has
downplayed the need for a
better teaching reward system. Evaluating the quality of
teaching is, after all, strongly
resisted by those professors
with contempt for students.
As students we should applaud President Strangway's
recent fundraising triumphs.
At the same time we shouldn't
let him forget that a university's most important products
aren't scholarly articles or
spin-off companies, but well-
taught graduates.
Kurt Preinsperg
Board of Governors Rep
Economic growth = disaster
A recent speech given by David Suzuki at a fund-
raising dinner held by the Canadian Physicians for the
Prevention of Nuclear War prompted me to consolidate
my own appreciation of the nature of exponential
growth. The topic is of utmost importance at this point
in human history. Alack of understanding of this phenomenon profoundly weakens the democratic demand
for initiatives that might be expected given the severity
of our situation.
Exponential growth is perhaps easiest illustrated
with the well known myth of the man who offered his
services toaking. This "wise" man asked for an unusual
payment. On the first day he wished to receive one
grain of wheat. This was to increase to two grains on the
second day, four on the third and so on for 100 days. The
king agreed. After ten days, around 1000 grains needed
to be counted out. On the
twentieth day, though it ex-
hausted the counters,
about one million grains
was paid. On the thirtieth
day, the man's head was on a spike (and the counters
were doing cartwheels all over the palace.) What fooled
the king initially was the seemingly modest increases
in payment. This underlies an important principle: exponential growth begins deceptively slow.
For a species, exponential growth is the hallmark
of reproductive success unlimited by environmental
constraints. It is the maximum rate of long-term
growth possible for a population. Fortunately, Nature
always (almost) provides such environmental constraints. For example, food and resources are limited
and many species compete for access to these. This
means that exponential growth is always self-limiting
in Nature. Any species so able to dominate its environment that its population growth remains exponential
for long enough will eventually destroy itself. At some
point, since the earth is finite, resources simply run ou t.
Suzuki gives an excellent analogy. He describes a
test-tube of food (Earth) in which a single bacterium
begins to grow exponentially. Every minute the number of bacteria doubles. Suppose at 95 minutes the tube
is 3% full. Abacterial citizen now suggests that trouble
might be coming. A politician replies, "Nonsense. We've
been here for 95 generations and still have 97% of our
food!" A convincing argument? Not quite. In the next
five minutes all the remaining food is consumed. And
half the original total is used in the last minute alone.
This is the other side of exponential growth. Given
any arbitrary limit, at some time the numbers will go
from being a small fraction of that limit to greatly
surpassing it. In the end, this will occur within only a
few doubling times. And what about humans?
PERSPECTIVE
Suzuki suggests that 2000 years ago there were
about one-quarter billion people on Earth. In the next
1850 years this doubled twice to about one billion.
Then, in the last 140 years, this doubled more than
twice to reach about 5 billion. And it will be 10 billion
in perhaps the next 50 years. (The decrease in the doubling time corresponds to the development of such
things as antibiotics and modern agriculture.)
As a species we are at the danger point of exponential growth. It is not just the numbers of human beings
per se that is the issue. But, with this increase in numbers, we have held onto outmoded attitudes to the environment no longer appropriate. By ignoring our inter-relationship with the natural world, we have come
to poison ourselves on an unprecedented scale.
The economic effects of a phenomenal expansion in
market size, coupled with
the technological capacity
to mass produce and deliver goods, are staggering.
Ninety years ago the total
world economy was $600 billion. Right now, this is the
amount of increase expected in just two years. When
politicians tell us the economy grew by X% last year
and will again this year is exponential growth. Suppose
the depletion of resources and the production of pollution is roughly proportional to the economy. Then these
processes are also growing exponentially.
Economic growth is considered by many political
leaders to be a sign of national health, prosperity, and
opportunity. But do they mean my Nation's health or
yours? The 3% growth we ask for each year ensures
poverty in third wold countries exploited to satisfy this
growth. (This "measly" 3% is about the size ofthe entire
South American economy.)
Four years in office is a narrow window from which
to view biological systems. Yet it seems to be through
such a slit that our "leaders" view the steep upturn of
economic power in the last 100 years. To businessmen-
politicians these times must surely seem to be a gravy
train. Continuing growth has become the standard by
which we measure progress. This indicates a complete
ignorance ofthe simplest ecological principles.
In fact, our Giantism is pathological. It is the
measure ofthe destruction ofthe .Amazon; the poi soned
Inuit; lead in our drinking water; the disappearance of
the ozone layer; the torridity of the few fish that
remain; the bald stands of stumps; the rising of the
planetary temperature, and the ocean with it.
As a society, we have clearly not understood the
meaning of exponential growth. At what point will we
decide that enough is enough?
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THE UBYSSEY/11 ENTERTAINMENT
Goldwater writes book, exposes self
1964 Ubyssey cartoon lampoons Goldwater
by Rick Hiebert
CARTOON BY JEFF WALL
POOR Barry Goldwater.
You'd think that someone
who ran for President of the
United States, served for 30
years in the Senate, and was the
leader of an influential political
movement would have a pretty
good reputation. Especially now
that he's written a very good
autobiography that is refreshingly honest and thoughtful (for
a politician).
Not Goldwater. The retired
Republican senator from Arizona
has a reputation for being a
crazed arch-conservative extremist, a reputation dating from his
bid for president in 1964. Mud is
sticky and Goldwater has had
more than his fair share slung at
him.
Even The Ubyssey, from '63
to '65, tossed some mud. The
paper belittled Goldwater as "an
obscure Arizona department
store magnate" back in 1964. A
Ubyssey editorial cartoon (after
Goldwater lost) showed two sad
Goldwater voters with one
saying 'Well, I guess it's back to
writing hate literature." Headlines and graphics even linked
him to the extremist John Birch
Society and the American Nazi
Party.
PRINT
Goldwater
By Barry M. Goldwater
with Jack Casserly
Doubleday
Attacks like these, writes
Goldwater, account for part of
the reason he decided to write
his autobiography. So negative
was his publicity, he argues that
he "would have lost even if
Abraham Lincoln had come back
and campaigned with (him)."
This autobiography attempts to
answer liberal criticisms, like
those levelled by the '60's
Ubyssey, of his life, beliefs and
work.
Goldwater's autobiography,
dictated to veteran journalist
Jack Casserly (who adds other
perspectives to the book by
interviewing many of Goldwater's contemporaries), explores
his role as a forefather ofthe
New Right.
The senator admits freely
that he didn't really want to be
President. Goldwater saw his
campaign for the U.S. presidency
as a way to give the conservative
movement more public influence
and wrest control ofthe Republican party from the party's liberal
"establishment." Although
Goldwater lost to Lyndon
Johnson, his 1964 campaign got
many Americans involved in the
conservative movement and
helped pave the way for Ronald
Reagan's later success.
Goldwater writes that he
wanted to work for a more "conservative" America. He writes
that conservatives want to
promote "economic, social and
political practices based on the
successes of the past." Goldwater
further writes that he wanted to
fight for individual freedom and
explains how his beliefs affected
what he fought for.
Goldwater addresses many
issues that affected his career,
like Vietnam, national security
and Watergate. He's wonderfully
blunt and frank in his opinions.
He calls Richard Nixon "The
most dishonest individual that I
have ever met in my life." He
adds that Reagan had to have
known ofthe diversion of funds
from the Iran arms sales to the
Nicaraguan Contras and that the
White House explanation ofthe
president's role made him look
like either "a liar or an incompetent."
As well as being honest in
his opinions of others, Goldwater
is honest about himself. He
admits to political mistakes and,
movingly, writes that he feels
that he failed his wife and family
by devoting too much of himself
to political life.
Goldwater's autobiography
is well written, quite readable
and full of his characteristic
salty humour. He also reveals a
lot about his private life, admitting to a fondness for gadgets,
airplanes, practical jokes and
eating cheeseburgers for lunch.
His book explains a lot about the
private side of this politician,
with honesty, candor and good
humour.
Goldwater's autobiography
is excellent for two reasons in
particular: its examination of one
man's role in a worldwide influential political movement and its
revelation ofthe private life of a
public man.
This book will help readers
understand both Goldwater and
the conservative movement he
helped to found. Historians and
armchair politicians will be most
impressed by it.
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and exchange it for your copies of the Calendar, Telereg
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Advising Information booklet and, if you require it, the
Standard Timetables booklet. After March 31,
exchange your card for your copies of these publications
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These publications are not being mailed to continuing
students due to mailing costs. If you plan to enrol in the
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