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Array Going ape since 1918
volume 77 issue 35
Tuesday, February 6, 1996
Miller supports student Day of Action
by Matt Thompson
Condemning the federal
government's "abandonment" of
social programs, BC's Minister of
Skills, Training and Labour has
publicly thrown his support
behind the February 7 national
Day of Action against federal cuts
to post-secondary education.
"Ottawa is abandoning its role
in the delivery of national
programs such as Medicare and
post-secondary education,"
Minister Dan Miller wrote in a
January 31 press release
circulated to student media.
"On February 7th students
across British Columbia will have
the opportunity to speak out and
challenge the federal cuts that are
putting students' opportunities,
and futures, at risk."
Under the Canada Health and
Social Transfer, the federal
government's new down-sized
lump sum transfer payment
system, Miller estimates that
BC's share of federal transfer
payments will shrink by $824
He says the cuts will put BC's
post-secondary education system
"on the chopping block." Post-
secondary and training programs
will be hit with $250 million in
cuts over the next three years
according to Ministry forecasts.
"The federal government's
offloading puts post-secondary
education as we know it at risk,"
Miller wrote. "And our
government will continue to
pressure Ottawa to consider
better alternatives."
Michael Gardiner, BC Chair
of the Canadian Federation of
Students, said Miller's
endorsement was encouraging
The fight for the legalization of marijuana took to the streets of Vancouver last
Over 600 people gathered in front of Vancouver City Hall to protest Bill C-7 and
lobby for the legalization of hemp. The rally began with a series of speakers, the
most notable of which was Marc Emery, owner of Hemp BC.
As the afternoon wore on, however, a festival atmosphere prevailed with people
drumming and smoking pot openly.
The police were absent from the event
and has been helpful in enlisting
support for the Day of Action
from university, college and
institute boards.
Gardiner gives BC's New
Democrats credit for doing more
to protest the federal cuts than
other provincial governments.
"Obviously fighting the cuts is
in [the BC government's]
interests as much as it is in ours,"
Gardiner said. "The deeper the
federal government cuts, the
more difficult it is for the
province to meet its deficit
reduction target and fund social
The CFS agrees that Ottawa
is unfairly and unwisely
offloading its responsibility for
post-secondary education.
"The rumours coming from
Ottawa now are that the federal
government may abandon its
role in funding post-secondary
education entirely, and that
would have devastating impacts,
especially on provinces outside
BC that don't have the same
burgeoning economy that we
do," Gardiner said.
"The federal government has
far more ability in terms of
raising revenue for these
programs, and that's why they
got involved in funding in the
first place," he explained.
Transfer payment blues
The Canada Health and
Social Transfer (CHST) will
remove $7 billion from
federal transfer payments to
the provinces over the next
two years.
BC's post-secondary
education system will be hit
with $250 million in cuts over
the next three years.
Over the last decade,
nearly $2 billion has been
eliminated from Established
Programs Financing for post-
secondary education in
British Columbia.
The CHST threatens to
increase tuition fees by as
much as 50 percent nationwide.
Canadian tution fees have
increased at twice the rate of
inflation since 1980.
Organizations like the
Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS) say big
business is not paying its
share. Chevron Canada, for
example, registered profits of
$108 million in 1991 but paid
only 2.9 percent in taxes.
Canada's major banks
registered record profits of $5
billion in pre-tax profits in
According to a CFS poll,
58 percent of Canadians said
they were **very concerned"
that higher tuition fees
resulting from federal cuts to
education will reduce access
for students.
smrce: The Canadian Federation of
Students need to take part in
the February 7 Day of Action to
ensure the federal government is
aware of the impact the cuts will
have, Gardiner says.
"A strong message needs to be
sent to Ottawa that if the cuts
come, students are going to
disappear," he said. "There are
thousands of students attending
universities and colleges now that
won't be able to, if the tuition fees
go up to the extent that they will,
given the federal cuts."
The Day of Action rally will
take place this Wednesday,
February 7 at the Vancouver
Public Library between 1:30 and
2:00pm. Protesters will march to
the Vancouver Art Gallery for a
series of speeches beginning at
SEC accuses Borins of "flip-flopping
by Jesse Gelber
AMS president-elect David
Borins is guilty of political "flip-
flopping," according to members
of the Student Environment
The accusation centres around
Borins' position on the
controversial Cold Beverage
Agreement signed by the AMS,
the university and Coca Cola last
The agreement gives Coca
Cola exclusive control over
UBC's cold beverage market.
Borins publicly opposed the
deal as AMS coordinator of
external affairs, voting against it
on two separate occasions and
calling the deal "immoral" in
early September.
But when asked by SEC
member Jaggi Singh last Tuesday
to sign a petition calling for a
referendum on rescinding the
deal, Borins refused.
"As much as I sympathize with
[Singh],    he's   gone    about
[protesting the deal] in the wrong
way," Borins said. "He left the
whole thing too late and he
decided to jump on an issue once
it was almost closed."
Rescinding the deal now that
it has been signed, Borins said,
would be illegal. "We could be
sued for hundreds of thousands—
if not millions—of dollars. That's
not a risk I'm willing to take on
behalf of the students " he said.
Singh calls Borins' response
"two-faced," and says it's unlikely
that Coke would sue the AMS for
withdrawing from the deal.
"It would be a public relations
disaster for Coke," Singh argued.
"It's not the kind of publicity they
Student Environment Centre
President Mark Brooks says he
was offended by Borins'
statement that the SEC had
"missed the boat" with their
protest against the deal.
"I'm asking him to be
consistent, and if he felt the deal
was immoral last term...he
should be consistent with that
and sign our petition," Brooks
Brooks says the SEC hopes to
collect 1000 signatures on their
petition by mid-February.
With the exception of Borins
and current President Janice
Boyle, all other members of the
out-going executive have signed
the SEC's petition.
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• next year
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(as of February 5)
The following people have made three contributions this term,
so are eligible to vote in the upcoming Ubyssey editorial by-election:
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Federico Barahona   Wolf Depner
Andy Barham        Kevin Drews
Peter T. Chattaway   Sarah Galashan
Charlie Cho           Jesse Gelber
Joe Clark               Douglas Hadfield
Scott Hayward         John McAlister
Rick Hunter             Sarah O'Donnell
Mike Kitchen           Siobhan Roantree
Ben Koh                   Matt Thompson
Jenn Kuo                 Wah Kee Ting
Megan Kus               Stanley Tromp
Richard Lam            Janet Winters
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Lucy Shih
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Mark Brooks         Trina Hamilton
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Duncan Cavens     Michael Laanela
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Jan Cook               Ed Mou
Julian Dowling     Jenna Newman
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, February 6,1996 news
Suckered again
by Douglas Quan
The 1995-96 "Annual
Review" has turned into
a huge headache for its
Agricultural Undergraduate
Society sponsors.
Faculty and students have
complained that the 280-page
Review, which bills itself as a
resource guide for first year
students, is of extremely poor
Complaints have also arisen
that the review's publishers, a
promotion and publishing
company called B&C List, used
dubious sales tactics to sell
advertising in the publication.
Worst of all for the AgUS
executive, the society is obligated
under contract to continue
publishing the book for four
more years.
AgUS President Deanna
Griffiths said the fact that the
AgUS is named on the Review's
front cover as sponsor makes the
society "look completely
"I was so upset with [the
Review] that I couldn't even get
myself to read through the whole
thing," she said.
Last year's Agricultural
Undergraduate Society president,
Chris Savage, agreed to have the
AgUS sponsor B&C List's
Annual Review, an advertising-
heavy private publication listing
information on UBC's campus
and programs of study, in
exchange for $5000 to fund an
Agricultural Science student
exchange program to Japan.
The contract was signed without Agriculture Science council's
approval, however, and Savage
says he was unaware of the clause
allowing B&C List to renew the
deal annually for up to four years.
Griffiths first found out about
the contract with B&C List when
the company called to see who
this year's editor would be.
"Of course my mouth
dropped to the floor because I
didn't realize at that point we'd
had a contract," said Griffiths. "I
assumed it was a one year deal
from what I'd heard."
Griffiths says the society has
no interest in working on the
project again after all the
complaints the 1995-96 Review
Faculty and students have
complained that the publication
leaves out important information
and contains numerous factual
The book even has the word
"Annual" misspelled on its spine.
A draft copy of the Review was
still incomplete as of its deadline
last August, and B&C List gave
Agricultural Science student
editor Paul Richman two weeks
to gather submissions from those
faculties that had yet to submit
material. Not all faculties
responded by the deadline, so
information was either reprinted
from last year's Review-whether
correct or not-or simply left out.
&C List has earned a
dubious reputation
among other campus
groups as well.
The    Education    Student
Association sponsored B&C
List's Annual Review from 1991
to 1994.
UBC shuns B&C List
by Douglas Quan
When UBC decided to become
the first major Canadian university
to sell advertising in its calendar
last year, it turned to Vancouver
promoters B&C List to help them
Complaints that B&C List used
questionable sales tactics, however, has prompted the university
to discontinue its relationship with
the company.
According to Angela Runnals,
Assistant Registrar of Publications, some B&C List telemarketers said they were "UBC
volunteers" rather than paid
employees of an advertising
agency. They also occasionally led
contributors to believe they were
making "donations" not purchasing advertising space, she said.
"[B&C List] was asked to make
it clear that they were from an
advertising agency that was acting
on our behalf," Runnals said.
Runnals said UBC has decided
not to renew its contract with B&C
List this year because of the
A former B&C List employee
told The Ubyssey that high-pressure
techniques are standard practise for
the company, and that potential
customers were routinely misled.
"These people that are giving
the money think they are helping
the university, and they're not.
They're putting money into the
pocket of a promoter," he said.
Runnals would not disclose
exactly how much money B&C
List made from the project.
According to the Registrar's
Office, UBC received $20,000 in
ad revenue from the 1995-96
calendar, enough to cover
approximately twenty percent of
the publishing costs.
A full-page ad in last year's
calendar cost just over $2,000.
Runnals said the university
received $200 in revenue per page
of advertising.
Runnals refused to say whether
the remaining 90 percent of ad
revenue went to B&C List.
"I don't really know. 1 don't
know what is typical [for a
promoter to make]. All I know is
that was the best proposal we
received," she said.
Valerie MacLean of the Better
Business Bureau says B&C Lists'
"high pressure tactics and lack of
disclosure" have generated
numerous complaints in the past.
"B&C List is the last [fundraiser]
I'd ever use," she said.
The university says it plans to
continue selling advertising in
next year's publications, but have
contracted a new company called
"Imprint Media Sales."
UBC ANUUAL REVIEW is more and less than meets the eye
Last year's ESA President,
Dean Croy, said the ESA refused
to renew the contract for a fifth
year because of repeated
complaints that the annual
review omitted information and
was factually inaccurate.
"It was not worth doing," Croy
said. He also says he warned the
AgUS about complaints the ESA
had received. Griffiths says the
message was never passed on.
UBC Registrar Publications'
office also received numerous
complaints about B&C List when
that firm was used to solicit ads
for the Calendar.
It has also come to light that
B&C List "definitely did not" get
proper authorization from UBC
to use the UBC logo that appears
on its cover, according to the
University's Associate Vice
President of Academic and Legal
Affairs, Dennis Pavlich.
Compounding the problem
were the numerous complaints
the university received about
B&C List's telemarketers.
According to Geraldine
Dunnigan at the UBC
Development Office, the office
received "dozens" of complaints
last August, mostly from UBC
medicine and dentistry alumni.
The complaints alleged that
some B&C List employees had
posed as unpaid university
volunteers rather than paid
telemarketers, and that the
company claimed to be soliciting
"donations" rather than paid
"I was so upset with
[the Review] that
I couldn't even get
myself to read through
the whole thing,"
-Deanna Griffiths
AgUS President
"[I thought] I was being
requested to make a charitable
donation of seventy-five dollars
to UBC [to] publishing the
Annual Review, and that my
name would be acknowledged
somewhere within that Review as
a patron," complained Dr. Susan
"I did not wish to buy
advertising space."
Griffiths says she's aware of
the complaints, and admits the
previous AgUS executive "are
somewhat at fault" for not
following proper channels.
"Anybody who's been
involved with this contract now
is just pleading ignorance," she
Griffiths says the society is
considering its legal options with
respect to getting out of the
"We're speaking to people
through UBC to find out legally
whether or not this contract is
She says she can't understand
how B&C List can bind an
undergraduate society to
something for four years when
the society's members change
every year.
Despite the AgUS's reluctance
to continue with the project, it
appears B&C List intends to hold
them to the terms of the contract.
A letter from B&C List sent to
AgUS just last week stated:
"We're proceeding with the
production of the forth-coming
['96-97] issue ofthe UBC Annual
Review under the terms of our
contract with the AgUS."
B&C List did not respond to
repeated interview requests by
press time.
BC forestry may go way of East Coast fisheries
by John McAlister
BC's forest industry is on the
road to collapse, according to
conservationist Ben Parfitt.
Parfitt, a former award-
winning environmental
reporter for the Vancouver Sun,
delivered a grim assessment of
the state of our forests at last
Tuesday's lecture on "The
Corporatization and Social
Consequences of
Environmental Destruction in
"We are going to see, in our
lifetime, a collapse equal to
what happened on the east
coast with the cod-that's what
I believe is happening to our
forests," he warned.
Parfitt says BC's yearly
harvesting limit, or annual
allowable cut (AAC), is simply
too large to be sustainable.
The present allowable cut of
71 million cubic feet represents
thei equivalent of over 2 rlillion
logging-truck loads harvested
annually.           "..;
"It doesn't register with you
until you actually see what's
happening on the ground," said
In the Williams Lake area
alone, he reported, cropping has
increased by almost 40,000 to
the equivalent of 123,000 logging
trucks removed in the last five
Parfitt says his prediction of
total infrastructure collapse as a
result of over-harvesting is
modeled after the forestry
industry standard, a pie graph
projection with the original pie
representing old-growth forests.
In the industry model, the AAC
represents a single pie piece.
The theory is that by the time
the entire pie is consumed, piece
by piece, the regenerated forests
will have replaced the original
piece, renewing the cycle. Parfitt
says this is a dubiously
unrealistic model for any
resource-dependent industry.
He argues the industry's future
lies in value-added logging
practices. Manufacturing wood
products rather than exporting
two-by-fours and other
unrefined goods, he says, is the
key to sustainable growth in the
forest industry.
Corporate profits would
continue to grow, preserving
jobs and the existing
infrastructure. A reduced AAC
would ease the burden on the
regeneration cycle.
96 percent of all timber
logged comes from taxpayer-
owned crown lands. As does,
Parfitt explained, the majority
of the funding for our
cherished social programs.
But since ten forestry
companies control 53 percent
of the AAC- 35 million cubic
feet of timber-it is likely to be
business as usual in BC's
As Parfitt told the audience,
"It's bullshit-we don't live in
a free enterprise system as far
as the biggest industries are
Tuesday, February 6,1996
The Ubyssey news
African-Canadians toast their history
u.. v i_ r\  a#
by Kevin Drewes
Vancouver's African-
Canadian community gets loud
and damn proud when it comes
to condemning past injustices
and recognizing cultural
Nowhere was this more
evident than at the Vancouver
Public Library, last Thursday
night, when African-Canadians
and their guests kicked off Black
History Month celebrations with
a program that told through
dance, music, historical narrative,
and poetry, the story of their
African heritage and their
forefathers journey to the
Emery Barnes, MLA for
Vancouver-Burrard, introduced
the program by noting the
importance of the event. "It is a
celebration of multiculturalism...
People have a duty and a
responsibility to celebrate their
culture, their cont-ributions, to
share them, and be proud."
Then, the first key note
speaker, an Ethiopian immigrant
and UBC graduate named
Jerusalem Kidanu, discussed
East Africa's contributions to
world civilization.
"Our history marks the birth
of humanity and civilization... the
earth's population can trace its
origins back to a single African
female, Lucy," he said.
UBC student Yvonne Brown
shifted attention across the
Atlantic to the Caribbean and
Report calls
justice system racist
PAUL WINN helps to launch Black History Month
the slave trade. She asked the
audience, "If you take away one
thing tonight, please don't talk
about slaves anymore, they were
enslaved Africans...there was no
species of human beings called
slaves that you went and got like
cargo. They were real people
who lived in real civilizations."
The slavery issue reimerged in
Ralph Taylor's discussion of
slavery and the defiance of
"The history of Africans in
America is a history of the
human spirit...from the
beginning of that voyage we
were in defiance, defiance of our
captors, defiance of those who
had us aboard their ships,"
Taylor told his audience.
But, as Paul Winn soon
pointed out, Africans made
many contributions in an
inhospitable country. "Canada
was a slave country...it was not
just this place where people
could find freedom without
Winn noted that prominent
African-Canadians like Sir
James Douglas, and the Victoria
Volunteer Rifles positively
contributed to British
Columbia's early government
and defense.
After the presentation
participants and observers
socialized and toasted their
proud and turbulent past, more
comfortable present, and
hopeful future.
by Michela Pasquali
Justice is not blind, according
to a recent report on systemic
racism in the Ontario criminal
justice system.
The report, commissioned
in 1992 by the former NDP
provincial government, found
that blacks and other minorities
are more likely to be stopped
by police than whites.
The report also found that
five times as many black men
were sent to prison in 1992-93
than white men and seven
times as many black women
were imprisoned than white
As well, the report says
while whites are jailed at the
same rate before trial as after
sentencing, black people are
imprisoned before trial at twice
the rate than after sentencing.
Phillip Pike, acting executive
director of the African
Canadian Legal Clinic, says the
number of pre-trial
incarcerations are shocking.
But overall, he says the report's
findings are not a great
"It's really just a
confirmation and a
quantification,,' he said. "Many
people in the community
experienced it or know about
it anecdof.ally.''
The report commission
recommends the establishment
of training programs and
education for crown attorneys
and judges to promote restraint
in sentencing. It also
recommends alternatives to
imprisonment such as serving
sentences in the community.
Assistance for people in
police custody to understand
their rights and options is also
called for, as are modifications
to courtroom procedures that
would restrict references to
race, immigrant status or
country of origin.
John Ohisa Oyemu,
president of the University of
Toronto African Canadian
Students' Association, says close
attention should be paid to the
root causes of racism in general
and not just to finding solutions
to racism in the justice system.
"Unless we look at the root
causes..., the social problems
will not diminish and that's a
sad commentary," he said.
Oyemu also says he thinks
the report will not go very far
in the hands of the provincial
government. He advocates
setting up a system of
accountability for police
officers, crown attorneys and
judges to make sure the
changes are being implemented.
Day of Action
against federal
cutbacks to
February 7,1996
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, February 6,1996 news
Reformers get Weis on Campus
by Stanley Tromp
BC Reform Party leader Jack
Weisgerber was on campus
January 24 to spread his party's
conservative message.
Weisgerber promised the 25
students gathered that a BC
Reform Party government would
be a more "accountable" government.
"For far too long, MLAs have
not gone to parliament to
represent the views of their
constituents," he said.
The BC Reform Party leader
said Canada was unique in its
rigid party discipline, unlike
Britain where 80 percent of the
votes in parliament are free.
"We have hundreds of hours
of debate but nobody changes
their minds," said Weisgerber.
"I don't believe there's
a role for government
in daycare."
-Jack Weisgerber
BC Reform Party Leader
The Reform leader promised
students a ten percent limit on
tuition fee hikes.
"I think there is an obligation
on administration to look within
their organizations and constrain
Liberals promise no more
education cuts
by Stanley Tromp
BC Liberal House Leader
Gary Farrell-Collins promised
UBC students that, notwithstanding further federal
slashing, the BC Liberals would
make no cuts to post-secondary
"We will have no cuts in health
or education, despite what the
NDP try to tell you," Farrell-
Collins said.
BC Liberal leader Gordon
Campbell has promised to cut $3
billion in provincial spending if
elected premier.
Farrell-Collins reassured
students that the Liberals
would make the cuts through
greater "efficiency" within
As one of four Liberal
candidates who spoke to UBC
students January 31, Ferrell-
Collins told his audience he
would "hate to to see a Mike
Harris model in BC."
"We can get our house in order
but we don't have to hurt or
blame people," he said.
He said higher education
would be "a top priority" for a
Liberal government, but he
would not say what percentage
of tuition fees he felt students
should cover.
The candidates called New
Brunswick Premier Frank
McKenna their "guiding light"
for balancing his province's
They also stressed their
independence from the federal
party, which they said doesn't
leave "enough room for
Farrell-Collins, who was
elected MLA at age 28, also said
the Liberals are highly inclusive
of young people. "Nobody ever
told me I was too young to run
for office," he said.
"We're looking for energy, not
just experience. With other
parties, you're sent to eat at the
kiddie's table."
expenditures, and I think there's
an equal obligation on the
provincial government to ensure
there's adequate funding for these
institutions," he said.
Weisgerber repeated Reform's
opposition to same sex adoptions,
although he did say "if there were
more kids than adoptees, one
might argue another position."
He also said he doesn't believe
"there's a role for government in
The Reform leader, who served
as Social Credit minister for
aboriginal affairs in 1990, said the
province's current land claims
negotiations should be more open.
"I don't accept the argument
that you don't tip your hand
going into the negotiations. The
parties must tell each other what
their opening position is, so why
shouldn't you share it with the
people you represent?"
When asked if he would have
ended the month-long, Gustafsen
Lake native protest sooner,
Weisgerber said yes. "The police
should have gone in there earlier
to take their guns away, because
after the first shots were fired they
became more entrenched."
To a final question on how his
government would differ from
one lead by Gordon Campbell,
he replied that Reform, unlike the
Liberal's "old line party," would
be "far more representative in
terms of direct democracy."
He stressed the need for more
free votes by MLAs, a more
powerful recall and initiative
process, and fixed election dates
set every four years. There would
also be electronic voting, with
citizens informed of each vote.
The visit was sponsored by the
UBC Political Science Students
Association (PSSA), who will be
inviting more political speakers.
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340 faculty and staff take early retirement
TORONTO (CUP) - Three-hundred and forty faculty and
staff at the University of Waterloo have taken an early retirement
package as the university wrestles with a $19 million cut in
provincial funding.
Approximately 10 per cent of faculty and staff accepted the
offer, which was extended to any professor or staff member who
had been with the university for a miriimum of 10 years and was
at least 55 years of age.
Some departments have lost nearly one-half of their faculty
members; the department of civil engineering alone is expected
to lose 14 of 32 professors.
Prof resigns over sex abuse allegations
TORONTO (CUP) - A divinity professor at the University of
loronto has resigned after admitting to me substance of complaints
that he had sexually abused three people - one of them a student
at the college.
David Holefon, a professor of divinity at U of T's Trinity College
sxid former Anglican pliest, tendered his resignation Jan. 11
foUowing a year-long investigation stemming from a sexual abuse
complaint made by a Trinity College student
Two further complaints of sexual abuse, not associated with
Trinity College, surfaced late last fall.
Acting Divinity Faculty Dean Donald Wiebe says news of
Holton's admission and resignation was greeted with anger and
He says future candidates for positions at Trinity College will
face a more stringent screening process in the future.
UN University to open despite setbacks
OTTAWA (CUP) - The United Nations first University for
the Environment will still be housed in Canada despite federal
and provincial governments' failure to live up to funding
The McMaster University-based centre will develop and
transfer Canadian training and research to developing countries
and address concerns related to water management and
protection, health and toxicology.
The university had been in limbo until the federal government
coughed up $5.25 million in late January.
The centre was originally to receive a $20 million budget over
four years, but the Ontario government bailed out entirely in
September and the federal government scaled down its commitment
The UN university will be North America's first. There are
only five other UN universities in the world.
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Wednesday to Thursday in SUB Auditorium
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9:30 The Princess Bride
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The Ubyssey '9m'l
Rickie Lee Jones — Naked
Songs Live and Acoustic
The cover picture of Rickie Lee is
a little blurred, her face hidden behind
loose hair, suggesting the mood of
most of her songs, whose words are
often tost in the fluidity of her voice.
Her style isnt weak, and there are
hints of power and the purity of sound, but nothing sounds
forced in these naturalistic, flowing pieces. Like the title implies, they are sparsely accompanied. Most feature Rickie Lee
and her guitar; a group in the middle are sung to a piano; and
the final track Is a graceful duet between voice and bass. Any
more instrumentation and her voice would recede stM further
into the nostalgic mists.
Live performances dont seem to have altered her usual
style: wistful, tender, often melancholy, always calm. The candid nonchalance, somewhat reminiscent of Edie Bricked, is
nicely uncontrived. A handful of songs, such as "Weasel and the
White Boys Cool' or 'Living it Up*, have a more assertive feel.
Sometimes there's a slight edge of social commentary, but the
general passivity suits her chosen perspective: Just see 'Altar
Boy* (my personal fave).
In ait, a soporific set of songs interspersed with appreciative applause, and not bad. Her fans wiN love it For the rest of
you, this is low key stuff - not only could you study to it, but
you might Just fall asleep. • Jenna Newman
Gwar — Ragnarok [oops, we lost the label]
Gwar's CD is not all that weird. Though the cover may be
strange and elusive, Gwar's music has little musicianship or
artistry. Gwar tries to be nihilistic, narcisisrte, morbid and bizarre. Unfortunately, they arent! The explicit lyrics are pathetic,
lacking innovation and fuN of bad grammar. One would think
the lyricists had been stuck in the gutters for centuries, actively trying to seH their message that bleakness is all there is!
Though the lyrics revolve around an overused and boring
theme, Gwar attempts to seN the package in three genres: heavy
metal, new wave and thrash. Whether it be a marketable strategy or not, the success or failure of Gwar's Ragnarok will depend on the listeners' discretion. Nevertheless, they should be
given credit for putting out an informative collage of eccentric
but boring and unpragmatic book covers and news articles.
(Yawn.) -Wah Kee Ting
The Velveteens — Dangle [Cargo]
"I have complained to every angel. They have responded
like they always do. If I knew now what I knew then, I would stay
forever ten„"
These guys look as Canadian as it is possible to look:
gormless, depressed, locked into the frozen wastes of absolute conformity. But they make music Hke you wouldn't believe!
The sound, as desolate as it sometimes seems, is hard to
pin down. It blasts from the reaHy rockin', play-ft-over-and-over-
again songs Hke forever ten' to slower, more thoughtful, vaguely
psychedelic pieces like 'Sharon was stunned.' Ifs not quite
grunge and it sure isn't hardcore. Think of Lloyd Cole if he ever
got hard-ass and serious; and maybe did a hit of acid or two,
and you begin to approach the sound of the Velveteens.
• Andy the grate
Dead Man Walking may question the
but we wish someone had killed thes
Dead Man Walking
at the Oakridge theatre
by Rick Hunter
Dead Man Walking is based on the
true, if somewhat fictionalized, story
of Sister Helen Prejean (Susan
Sarandon) as she is asked by a death
row inmate for help, both legally and,
eventually, spiritually.
The convict, Matthew Poncelet
(Sean Penn), is a nasty piece of work;
he makes this film a refreshing antidote to The Shawshank Redemption,
where the criminals appeared to be
quite upstanding. There is never a
doubt that society is safer with
Poncelet behind bars. But what the
film does question is the death penalty itself: in what way does society
benefit from Poncelet's execution?
Writer/director Tim Robbins must
be admired for tackling such a tough
topic without ever reducing it to the
level of a turgid TV problem-of-the-
week melodrama. He never makes
the decision for or against capital
punishment an easy one; all sides are
presented fairly. The film, through
Prejean, leans more towards the side
against capital punishment, but
without any dramatic Norma Rae
epiphany. The viewer is never allowed to forget Poncelet's victims
(two teenagers raped, shot and
stabbed) or the effect of his crimes
on their families.
Part of this film's problem, though,
is that it never seems to take off with
the passion of its subject. Its strength
in remaining open to both sides of
the debate sometimes becomes its
weakness; at times it seems more
analytical than emotional. Prejean
seems to be a mute witness as she
bounces between both sides of the
debate, represented by the families
of the victims and by Poncelet and
his family. The characters become
the issue instead of the issue arising
from the characters. Dead Man Walking has more power than a round
table discussion of the topic, but not
nearly as much as a movie with this
creative calibre ought to have.
Any emotional punch the movie
does evoke comes from the powerhouse acting of the two leads. Both
Sarandon and Penn are perfectly cast
and deliver admirably restrained
performances. The quiet scenes be-
The improbably shaven Sean Penn hunches his back in a terribly off-centr
tween them evoke more energy than
other actors would give off in more
typical scene-stealing, railing-
against-the-system acting. Sarandon
in particular has the tough job of carrying the story and connecting the
various characters. She must deal
with all the families, including her
own, and therein lies the heart of the
story. Her portrayal never veers into
melodrama, but maintains its quiet
Without these performances at its
centre, this film is in danger of becoming a town meeting. Heart and
intelligence can, sometimes, substitute for passion. Dead Man Walking
is a brave film that does not completely work, yet it is better than
many films because it has dared to
achieve so much.
Black Sheep
at the Capitol 6 theatre
by Jake Soroka
Chris Farley and David Spade are
back together again in Black Sheep
(their previous romp together being
Tommy Boy).
Spade is George to Farley's Lennie
in what one might call a perversion
Of Mice and Men. Farley plays the
dim-witted brother of Al Donnelly,
an aspiring Washington State gubernatorial candidate. Farley is the
Roger Clinton-like doofus whose
public tirades threaten to ruin his
brother's political aspirations. Spade
is ordered to keep Farley under
wraps until the election, but the duo
are haunted by a strung-out Gary
Busey (playing a militia man who
lives in an old school bus surrounded
by a "perimeter" of land mines) and
various political opportunists from
the opposing candidate's camp.
That said, the plot, lifted from an
old Simpsons episode, has very little
to do with the movie itself. Basically,
the plot exists to string together as
many scenes in which Farley gets the
snot crushed out of him (sometimes
literally) as possible, though some
classic scenes left the mainly-ado-
lescent-and-dumb-male audience
snorting Diet Coke out their noses.
The scenes that string these comic
treasures together are pretty weak,
though. You're left sitting there, waiting until Farley is allowed to let loose
once again. Still, Black Sheep is the
kind of movie that you can remember days later and still find funny.
As Officer Jack Meoff, Farley provides
one ofthe best comedic scenes since
a guy named Carrey came out of a
rhino's ass. Man-boy David Spade
is less of a twerp than usual, and
his smirk actually makes us all the
happier when three hundred
pounds of Farley flatten him.
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, February 6,1996 death penalty,
i* other flicks..
Dumb Waiters just Misunderstand
photo from Dead Man Walking.
If you can't tell by now. Black
Sheep is targeted towards fans of
stupidity. If you would rather see
Sense and Sensibility than Dumb and
Dumber, well, then you shouldn't
have even read this review to begin
with. Farley and Spade aren't out for
any Oscars, though. They know that
they've been put on this Earth to
make dumb, beer-swilling people
laugh. And they do.
The Juror
at the Granville 7 theatre
by Robin Colwell
The Juror stars Demi Moore as a
struggling artiste who is picked for
jury duty in the trial of a New York
mobster. The defendant. Big Louie
Boffano, wants to be found "not
guilty" on his two murder counts, so
he hires a hitman (Alec Baldwin) to
persuade Demi to vote in his favor.
Baldwin, surveilling the juror from his
artistically-arranged psycho studio,
sort of falls in love with the object of
his death-threats, but in the end, this
doesn't prevent him from trying to
kill her. Ho hum.
The biggest problem with the
movie is that the plot ends halfway
through the show. Boffano's tried is
resolved after about an hour, and the
movie-makers are forced to come up
with some other conflict that will
hold our interest until the curtain
falls. This is why Baldwin, who
doesn't play a very convincing
psycho to begin with, suddenly turns
on Moore's character and chases her
and her annoying son on a homicidal
rampage that ends in - you guessed
it — an ancient Mayan temple. But
his performance is so weak that, until these final scenes, we don't know
if he's supposed to be a bad guy or
just a good guy with a lousy job.
Demi Moore's character is equally
unconvincing. As an artist (she wears
a suede jacket and beads to remind
us that she is one) torn between the
pursuit of justice and her own instincts of self-preservation, this juror comes across as sulky and boring, if anything, though Baldwin tries
to make us believe otherwise with
his memorable line, "We're artists!
We're intelligent! We have passion!"
The supporting characters are only
marginally more interesting then
those played by Baldwin and Moore.
They are mafia, garden variety New
York Italians, complete with limos
and hammed-up accents, and always ready to pop off some whimpering prey The stereotyping is so
complete that they are more
watchable, more interesting even,
than the confused muddle of weak
acting and bad screenwriting presented by the two passionate, intelligent artists in the leading roles.
The Juror plays with themes such
as justice and betrayal, art and integrity, but never really sticks to one
long enough to deliver any kind of
message. The violence is blunt and
doesn't really fit in with the intellectual posturing. When, finally, the
plot dissolves into violence and the
leads are either sobbing or expiring
on the floor, it comes only as a relief.
The jury is in: we find The Juror to
be guilty on all counts of mediocre
The Dumb Waiter
at ithe Gastown Theatre until Feb 10
by Ed Yeung
Set in a kitchen below a former cafe in
Birmingham, The Dumb Waiter is well
suited for the pleasant, intimate Gastown
Theatre. The theatre itself is a registered
non-profit society that manages to bring
some terrific productions to life (such as
last November's No Exit). It has also hosted
such events as TeenRites a playwriting
competition (sponsored by the Gastown
Studio Theatre Society and Gastown Actors
Studio) that encourages young, local talents to strut their stuff.
The Dumb Waiter continues a history of
good theatre. Jan Derbyshirje-jm actor and
playwright recently sjaeOOaewoinen in
View Festival's Bearded Circus Ladies,
stars as Ben, a professional bit man on assignment. Kate Twa (you may have seen
her in The X-Files, No Exit, etc.) fa his partner Gus^tte deliciously dark script juxtaposes rlHfc|te of pure, urubri|||||jjaugh-
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personalities and their history 1
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Well written, well staged, well performed (even the accents remain constant!)
and well put together in general. The Dumb
Waiter is definitely a play to see.
Don't Misunderstand Me
at the Metro Theatre until Feb 10
by John McAlister
Remember the standard Three's Company plot where Jack stumbles in on one
of his roommates, misinterprets the situation, then spends the rest of the show making an ass out of himself playing along with
the joke? Apparently BritisfAtewright
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e and demanding.
The set by Rafe McDonald and David
Palffy, and the costumes by Sarah Martin,
are simple and effective. Everything is in
black and white (like the articles in Ben's
newspaper), and red. There is a sense of
sophistication, but also a kind of starkness,
a feeling that something is missing. For
Gus, what is missing are the details of this
new "assignment," which he eventually
learns all too soon. The floor is painted in
the form of a target, round and white with
a red bull's-eye, partly there to centre the
action, but also suggestive of the mission
at hand.
Music and lighting are used to full effect
in setting the tone of the play. The final
image is a lingering one; it does not easily
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case of mistaken identity is beaten to death
for the next two hours, a long delivery for
an old punchline.
Rounding out the cast is the competent
Isabel Mendenhall as Charles' equally promiscuous, if domesticated, wife Majorie,
and the scene-stealing Chana Faye as
Robert's second wife.
The sparse, middle-aged crowd seemed
to enjoy the extremely light comedy, overlooking the numerous technical errors. As
a troupe of non-professionals the cast performed adequately, if unspectacularly. It
was Carkill's completely unoriginal script
that made for a long evening of unintentional laughs, the true sign of a failed comedy.
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ever hosti'e environments. What is the source of its appeal? What
does It offer that the great religions do ret?
History and Culture of Taiwan
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Presented by Harry Hsiao, Dt.;M. of Pacific and Asian Singes
Thu. Feb.15 - 7:30 pm
The popular culture of the Chinese people of the island of Taiwan
and mainland China share many features. But the political cultures
of the two regions are quite different. Has Taiwan actually been
a part of China from the 3rd century A.D.?
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lesday, February 6, 1996
The Ubyssey AMS Update
Your university experience shouldn't be solely made up of lectures, tutorials, midterms, exams and essays. You want to leave UBC with a sense
of accomplishment and active participation so why not get involved
with the Alma Mater Society (YOUR student society)! There are so many
ways to participate in the AMS, from external lobbying, university concerns,
administration, communications...the list goes on! And you'll only benefit by
gaining invaluable work experience, making great contacts and meeting a lot
of fun and interesting people!
VICE-CHAIR:   Vice Chairs assist the Executive that chairs the respective
commission and handle the administrative details ofthe commission, including taking minutes, planning meetings, handling correspondence, and coordinating the activities of the commissioners. Applicants for Vice-Chair
positions should have excellent leadership skills and organizational abilities.
Time commitment is approximately fifteen (15) hours per week, including
holding regular office hours.   Honouraria: $2,500 for one year term.
COMMISSIONER:  Commissioners are required to hold five (5) office hours
per week, attend regular commission meetings, and perform duties specific to
their portfolio for a total time commitment of approximately ten (10) hours
per week, though this varies significantly depending on portfolio.
Honouraria: $600 to $800 for one year term.
Administration, this non-political body is responsible for managing the
Student Union Building, including regulating all bookings and functions, providing security, managing the AMS Art Gallery, and administering the two
hundred AMS Clubs and Constituencies.
• Vice Chair (SAC Secretary)
• Building and Security Commissioner
• Clubs Commissioner
• Constituency Commissioner
• Art Gallery Commissioner
• Special Projects Commissioner
• 1 at-large Commissioner
FINANCE COMMISSION: chaired by the Director of Finance, the commission oversees the financial activities of the AMS Subsidiary Organizations,
provides fundraising opportunities for clubs, allocates travel and conference
grants, and performs other duties related to the finances of the Society.
• Vice-Chair
• Clubs Finance Commissioner
• Constituency Finance Commissioner
• Fundraising Commissioner
• 1 at-large Commissioner
UNIVERSITY COMMISSION: chaired by the Vice President, the commission
discusses and analyzes the impact of University policies on students and lobbies the University on issues such as safety, daycare, equity, academics.
University policies, transportation, campus planning, and student housing,
working with the Student Senators and Board of Governors Representatives
and ensuring representation on various University Committees.
• Vice-Chair
• Constituency Issues Commissioner
• Housing Commissioner
• Academics Issues Commissioner
• 2 Safety Co-Commissioners
• at-large Commissioner
EXTERNAL COMMISSION: Chaired by the Co-Ordinator of External Affairs,
the commission communicates with other student groups and national organizations, discusses and analyzes the impact of Provincial and Federal
Government educational policy, and lobbies the government on issues of
interest to students such as  post-secondary education funding and student
Outreach Commissioner
Events Commissioner
Government Liaison Commissioner
3 at-large Commissioners
OMBUDSPERSON: Responsible for investigating and reporting to Council
complaints or questions that members of the AMS have with the Society.   Sits
on Council as a non-voting member.   Note: the role of this position will be
examined and possibly redefined at the February 7th meeting of Council.
Individuals interested in this position should contact the Chair of the
Nominating Committee after this date for more details.
ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR:   Responsible for conducting the annual AMS
Executive Elections in January and chairing the Elections Committee.
Requires an intensive time commitment during January (up to 30 hours per
week), but little during the rest of the year. Note: due to the political nature
of elections, the EA cannot hold any elected or appointed position in the
AMS or Constituencies. Honouraria: $1,800 for one year term.
« Chief Returning Officer
• Deputy Returning Officer
• 2 members at-large
• 2 al-large members
• 2 at-large members
• several at-large members
Detailed descriptions of all above positions are posted on the main concourse of SUB and available, along with application forms, from AMS
Volunteer Services and the AMS Executive Offices, SUB 238.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 16th, 1996 at 4:00 p.m.
Please direct all inquires and applications to:
Craig Bavis
Chair, Nominating Committee
Room 238, Student Union Building
Phone: 822-2361
CUTS!    Wednesday, February 7th, 1996.  1:30 pm at the new Vancouver
Public Library (Homer and Georgia).   There will be buses leaving the
North side of the SUB at 12:45 pm and will return to UBC at 4:00 pm.
How do YOU feel about paying an extra 50-80% for tuition next year?
Join your fellow students across Canada. For more information, please
contact David Borins, Coordinator of External Affairs, at 822-2050.
• AMS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Wednesday, February 14th,
1996. 12:00 pm (noon), SUB Ballroom. Official turnover of the AMS
Executive.  Official business and cool door prizes.
• Wednesday, February 14th, 1996 -The Evelyn Lett Bursary Fund
Reception.  Mrs Lett will be present to celebrate the creation of the Mrs.
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information, please contact Janice Boyle, AMS President, at 822-3972.
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Tuesday, ^February 6,19! sports
Women volleybirds clinch second place
by Scott Hayward
The women's volleyball team
trounced the Saskatchewan
Huskier in a crucial match-up to
secure second place and a playoff
spot Li the Canada West
standings this weekend.
UBC opened the weekend
series at War Memorial Gym
Friday night with a 3-0 victory
(15-6,15-6,15-7), and continued their
domiration by taking Saturday's
match 3-0 (15-4,15-9,15-4).
The wins raise the Birds' record
to 8-4, ahead of Saskatchewan and
Calgary who are 5-7 with just two
games remaining.
UBC will visit Calgary for their
last regular season series next
weekend, and will host either
Calgary or Saskatchewan in the
semi-finals. The winner of that
match will visit first place Alberta
in the Canada West championship.
"We overpowered them at the
net and tonight we played very
aggressively—front court and back
court," coach Doug Reimer said.
Joanne Ross, who tops the
conference with four kills per
game, led Friday's T-Bird attack
with fifteen kills while her eleven
digs were second only to Izabel
Rudol's fifteen.
The easy victory was surprising
given that the Huskies were only
one game back before the series.
"They were missing a main hitter
of theirs and that may have had
some affect on them," UBC player
Kim Peree said. "But I did expect
them to be a little stronger."
Huskies overpower men's team
by Scott Hayward
The men's volleyball team lost
two matches to the Saskatchewan
Huskies this weekend, and will
now need to win one of two with
Calgary next week to make the
The Huskies opened against
UBC Friday with a 3-1 victory
(15-8,15-3,10-15,15-9) and came
back Saturday night with a 3-0 win
The losses mean the 5-7 Birds
are tied with the Dinos in third
place. UBC travels to Calgary
next week in their last series of
the regular season. They will
need to achieve at least a split and
win as many games as the Dinos
over two nights to finish third and
grab the last playoff spot. The
winner will then go on to play
either Alberta or Saskatchewan in
the semi-finals.
"They surprised us a bit on
Friday night because they
changed their lineup around
completely from two weeks
before," coach Dale Ohman said.
"We had a big edge in blocking
on Friday night and an edge on
Saturday, but most of our blocks
were against their point-scoring
chances as opposed to side outs."
Jeremy Westereng led UBC
with seventeen kills and sixteen
digs on Friday. "We didn't finish
each play off," he said. "They
made some really good digs that
maybe we thought were down."
The Birds didn't fare any better
on Saturday. "[Game three] was
just side out after side out after
side out after side out," Ohman
said. "At the end of that run the
guys were getting frustrated
because we couldn't stop
Saskatchewan, but by the same
course they couldn't stop us. We
got frustrated and gave up a ton
of points."
Despite the wide margin on the
scoreboard, Westereng is
confident. "I definitely think we
can beat [the Huskies]," he said.
"We have to execute just a litde
more smoothly, pass a bit better
and just finish off the set."
Looking ahead to next week,
Ohman noted that Calgary has
been hot and cold all year, making
it difficult to predict how well UBC
will have to play to beat them.
3ird Droppings—sports shorts
The T-Bird women's team split
their series in Saskatchewan this
weekend, leaving them tied for
third place with Alberta with a
record of 5-7.
Lori Kemp and Laura Esmail
each had sixteen points Friday
night as UBC beat the Huskies
81-73. Saskatchewan rebounded
on Saturday, however, and scored
a 66-63 victory over the Birds.
The men's team outclassed
Saskatchewan to tighten their
hold on first place in Canada
West with a record of 13-3.
Friday night the Birds whipped
the Huskies 107-84 led by Ken
Morris' 35 points. They tallied a
94-84 victory Saturday.
The varsity men's foil team
faced its toughest competition of
the year at the Calgary Open this
Elite foilists from across
Canada competed for points
towards national team selection
at the event, the biggest in
western Canada.
Julian Tang led UBC with a
29th place showing, giving the
Birds a fourth place finish behind
Alberta, Calgary, and Victoria.
Chris McLean and Chris Boone
placed 42nd and 56th
UBC hosts the Stephen Lazar
Memorial tournament on the
weekend of February 24 and 25.
Men's hockey
The first place Dinosaurs
lambasted the T-Bird goal with a
9-5 victory on Friday night in
Calgary. Saturday the Birds
clawed back to record their first
victory in Calgary in five years
with a 4-2 win.
The T-Birds play their last
series of the season at home next
week against Saskatchewan.
UBC easily defeated Simon
Fraser University in a cross town
swimming meet Friday night.
With most of their top swimmers
in Hawaii training for the CIAU
finals in Guelph, Ontario later
this month, UBC's men beat SFU
142-42, while the women topped
their counterparts 123-76.
Liz Edwards, Nancy Cherry,
Andrea Thompson and Kim
Horvath all met CIAU qualifying
times during the meet at Simon
Fraser. The previous weekend,
Mike Collins, Kristian Von Fersen,
and David White also qualified.
Assistant swim coach Randy
Bennett said the 24 athletes UBC
will send to the CIAU finals
should make the Birds a serious
contender in the team event.
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"In some ways psychologically, if we have to play
Saskatchewan again, they'll have
a player come back," he said.
"For us to do well [Saturday]
without one of our main guns is
also a good sign," he added.
The Birds lost Ross early in the
first game on Saturday when she
sprained her ankle. "I think it's
just a minor sprain," Reimer said.
"If she had had to go back she
probably could have."
The ease of the victory gave
Reimer a chance to play his
whole bench, and with the loss
of Ross, other players raised their
levels of performance. "Both Kim
Peree and Janna Lunam played
as well as they have all year," he
"Everything's starting to go our
way now," Peree said. "We're
almost at our peak where we want
it to be." She is confident that the
Birds can win the semi-finals and
is already thinking about the
"Against Alberta, everything
has to be just about perfect," she
said. "We have to side out with
them consistently; we can't let
them get runs of points because
U of A is a very consistent team.
They don't go through lapses of
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The Ubyssey opinion
Overcome apathy—let's fight the cuts
Our generation has been criticized for being
passive, disillusioned and lazy. If this is what we are
in reality, then we wouldn't care about recent
cutbacks to post-secondary education, the $170
million reduction in provincial transfer payments.
The effects of cuts to a well-funded post secondary
education system are a problem for the entire nation.
Liberal arts education is slowly disappearing, in
favour of technical and job training. Liberal arts,
however, teaches young people to be critical
thinkers, to question the status quo. If a society
creates a system where people are trained to accept
the status quo, what sort of changes will ever be
made? This society, in essence, will become stagnant.
The opportunity to receive a university degree
should not be considered a privilege reserved for
the wealthy. Rather, post-secondary education should
be accessible to anyone regardless of income level.
Education must be seen as an investment in the
future. On a strictly financial level — which is where
these cuts have their most direct impact - it is surely
impossible to ignore the fact that better-educated
people tend to earn more, and therefore pay more
taxes to support the programs that the government
chooses to keep (and as the "boomers" go geriatric
and begin to drain the pension funds, they'll be
needing those well-educated taxpayers more acutely
than any generation before them).
On a more altruistic level, people who have
benefitted from post-secondary education are in a
position to do the world a great deal of good:
researching cures for various diseases, discovering
more efficient (and therefore less costly) ways to use
our natural and human resources, and educating
future generations and passing on a legacy of cultural
pride and self-respect.
Annual tuition increases - often percent or less -
are nothing new to students. But in May 1995, the
Board of Governors voted to increase tuition by any
amount necessary to cover the shortfalls from
government cutbacks.
It is important for all students to attend the national
day of action, to put pressure on universities and all
levels of government, to say that we're mad as hell
and we're not going to take it any more, to protect
education for future generations
This is your problem too, not just everyone else's.
If you can afford a full cost recovery university
degree, then fine. But you are definitely in the
CFS last year involved up to 70,000 students
across the country. It's important for students to take
action this year. It's important to ensure student
voices are heard before federal finance minister Paul
Martin's budget is released next month.
On February 7, students across the country will
be trying to show that there is a limit for increase
costs of education. Only if there is a strong national
front, can we show the federal government that we
really do care.
February 6,1996
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letters ■
Support Day
of Action II
The UBC Graduate Student
Society and Alma Mater
Society together with the
Canadian Federation of
Students are participating in
the Pan-Canadian Day of
Action scheduled for February
7th, 1996.
The UBC GSS and AMS are
concerned, as are students across
Canada, that the Liberal's plan
to implement the Canada Health
and Social Transfer (CHST)
program, will result in
irrevocable damage to our post-
secondary institutions and social
One component of the CFS
campaign against the upcoming
Liberal budget is a march on
February 7th starting outside the
main branch of the Vancouver
Public Library at 1:30pm and
ending with a rally outside the
Vancouver Art Gallery at
3:00pm. On this same day,
students together with social
program workers across Canada
will be holding similar
We hope that this event will be
as successful as last year's on
January 25th which resulted in
the government backing down
from implementation of the
Income-Contingent Loan
Repayment Program.
We hope that you share our
concerns regarding the erosion
of Canada's Social programs and
will endorse our campaign to
stop the Liberal's plan to
implement the CHST program.
Thank you for your
David Borins-AMS
Farahad Dastoor-GSS
Michael Hughes-BoG
Allison Dunnet-AMS
Review of Day
of Action I
I attended last year's tuition fee
rally at the SUB despite a certain
feeling of uncomfortableness. I
was afraid of having my
presence, and that of the other
students who attended,
misconstrued by the organizers
and speakers. Some of the
rhetoric before the event made
me concerned about whether
tuition fees would really remain
the centre of attention. The rally
confirmed my worst fears.
The communist workers' party
was present in force, and each
member carried a placard
demanding every conceivable
variety of social reform. An early
mention of the tuition fee issue
was made by the first speaker or
two, but subsequent speakers
took it upon themselves to tell the
assembled TV cameras that the
students were present in support
of on-campus unions, subsidized
daycare, workers' rights, and so
on. One speaker gave his
opinion that the federal debt was
a scare tactic conjured up by the
Conservatives to deprive the
masses. Sheets were handed out
listing various slogans that the
crowd was encouraged to chant.
They centered around class
warfare and threats of revolution.
When one speaker took the
microphone to demand "I want
to hear you say NO to racist
reform immigration policies!", I
left in disgust. What had begun
as a rally for students concerned
about tuition fees was skillfully
hijacked by a dozen different
interest groups.
Now it seems it is again the
season to defend the principle of
financially accessible education.
And once again, the issue is
becoming fragmented. For
example, some who choose to
call themselves national student
representatives are suggesting
that students should demonstrate
in front of banks to protest their
record profits. While it is
tempting to condemn those who
are profiting in times of fiscal
restraint, is this really the issue?
The attention granted to
students by the media is small at
the best of times. It must be used
to the best advantage. Those who
represent the student cause must
realize that it is possible for
individuals of all political
persuasions to support the
principle of affordable education,
simply because they believe
strongly in the value of a highly
educated population. Such a
population allows for a more
enlightened democracy and
provides fertile ground for
intelligent debate about the
countless serious issues with
which society must contend. It is
counter-productive to involve
political partisanship and side
issues in the debate over whether
education should remain
affordable. It only serves to cloud
the matter and decrease the
number of students who can
wholeheartedly support the
message that their "leaders" are
sending out.
John Trotter
Music 3
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, February 6,1996 sports
T-Bird hockey women focus on the playoffs
by Karin Yeung
Despite ending the season
with a loss, the UBC
Thunderbirds women's hockey
team completed a successful
season and will take their 18-3-1
record into the post-season.
The Birds lost 2-0 to the
Kitsilano Kanakas at the
Kitsilano Ice Rink on Sunday
night. This was the critical
regular season finale between the
two teams tied for first place in
Division 2 play.
The loss was UBC's second of
the season against the Kanakas,
but the Birds also beat them twice
this season. According to T-Bird
Jennifer Cham, Kits "has a few
really fast skaters and a few
snipers. They work really hard
as long as they don't go out
drinking the night before."
The atmosphere in the Birds'
dressing room prior to the game
was one of nervous excitement.
They were going in on a high
after Friday night's 6-2 victory in
Pitt Meadows.
The Birds played a steady
game against a very physical
team. It remained scoreless until
the third period when Kits broke
the tie on a breakaway.
Later in the period they added
an insurance goal putting them
up 2-0. UBC came close in the
final minute after pulling their
goaltender, but they were not
able to put the puck in the net.
"Once we started working
harder than they did, it was
almost too late," coach Laura
Bennion said. "We had to start
strong from the first shift but we
didn't do that tonight." She
encouraged the team to look at
the big picture and turn their
successful season into a winning
"We'll definitely bounce back
in the playoffs," assistant coach
Steve Mathias added. "It's not
often that you lose only three
games in a season and come in
Players took the defeat
philisophically. "A loss makes us
think more of what we can do
better as individuals as well as
what we can do as a team," Susan
Scott said.
"A loss isn't always a bad thing.
A loss makes us focus even more
on the things we need to work
on," added assistant captain
Linda-Joy Ewart. "We haven't
played Kanaka in a long time, we
haven't had to play up to their
level." She believes the loss will
make the Birds work harder and
go into the playoffs better
The T-Birds open their postseason this weekend at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre. See Friday's Ubyssey for
game times.
DESPITE SEVERAL chances, the T-Birds couldn't find the back of the net Sunday night.
letters continued...
financially accessible education. And
once again, the issue is becoming
fragmented. For example, some who
choose to call themselves national
student representatives are suggesting
that students should demonstrate in
front of banks to protest their record
profits. While it is tempting to condemn
those who are profiting in times of fiscal
restraint, is this really the issue?
The attention granted to students by
the media is small at the best of times.
It must be used to the best advantage.
Those who represent the student cause
must realize that it is possible for
individuals of all political persuasions
to support the principle of affordable
education, simply because they believe
strongly in the value of a highly
educated population. Such a population
allows for a more enlightened
democracy and provides fertile ground
for intelligent debate about the coundess
serious issues with which society must
contend. It is counter-productive to
involve political partisanship and side
issues in the debate over whether
education should remain affordable. It
only serves to cloud the matter and
decrease the number of students who
can wholeheartedly support the
message that their "leaders" are sending
John Trotter
Music 3
A league of their own
by Karin Yeung
Unknown to many, UBC
has one heckuva kick-ass
women's ice hockey team!
The two year-old team has
an irhpressive, if short history
of staying.'on. top in their
division. Last season was an
especially brilliant one for the
T-Birds, with their eclectic
combination of players from a
pool of UBC students.
"It was like an Intramurals
All-Star team," head coach
Laura Bennion said, "with a
few players who hadn't played
for a few years or who had been
doing other things."
Last year the T-Birds played
in Vancouver city league's
lowest tier, Division Three.
After steam-rolling the
competition to win the division
championship, they moved up
to Division Two this year.
"The team has come a long
way since the beginning of the
season," T-Birds' enthusiastic
team captain Shannon Roper
said. She explained that they
have focused on getting
together as a team, both on and
off the ke.
Unlike some other teams,
"nobody picks on each other at
the bench and nobody really
concentrates on the score,"
added player Susan Scott "We
just go out and play the best that
we can on each shift." .
Accentuating the Birds'
solidarity is its base of support.
The Athletic Department
covers the cost of ice time,
uniforms and entrance fees.
Bennion also has two assistant
coaches, Hugh Longhurst and
Steve Mathias.
However the team still hasn't
accumulated enough popularity
to draw the crowds other varsity
teams do. Perhaps with more
awareness on campus, more
fans will start filling the seats at
Thunderbird Arena.
Low fan turnout certainly
hasn't affected the T-Bird's
performance. With their
impressive results to date they
look forward to the future. "Our
goal for next year is to move
up to Div One," Bennion
explained. "That's when we can
really start being serious about
being a varsity team."
In the distant future Bennion
envisions the formation of a real
inter-varsity league-after the T-
Birds and other university
teams establish themselves.
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