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The Ubyssey Jan 26, 1993

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Volume 75, Number 30
Female residents furious
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, January 26,1993
by Steve Chow
Student housing officials have
let women in residences down
again, women students have
The charge comes after a man
was arrested by campus RCMP
last Monday at Gage towers after
a residence advisor saw him leav
ing a North Quad with a bag of
stolen food.
The arrested man, who had
previously been barred from university property until December
1995 as part ofhis probation for an
unrelated offence, was seen around
student residences a few nights
before the incident and is consid
ered a potential threat to women.
Female residents of Gage
towers do not feel any more secure
with the man's incarceration and
are upset with the way that campus security and residence advisors handled the situation. They
want to know why women's quads
were not given specific warnings
about a suspicious person.
"We are very pissed," said
Ronni and Alison, two North tower
residents, "very pissed."
"When it comes to things
like throwing things out of your
window, they have those posters
on every floor, in every tower,"
Ronni said.
Students cel«brato Chinese New Year at UBC.
UBC contests student's
rights in supreme court
by Frances Foran
UBC will be battling a court
case tomorrow that could declare
Canadian universities "human
rights free zones," said a women's
rights activist.
UBC will argue in the Supreme
Court of Canada case that the BC
Human Rights Act does not apply
to its treatment of students once
they are admitted to the university.
Vice president and former
dean of law Albert McLean explained the position as a recognition that "the university does not
provide key services customarily
available to the public."
In other words, the Human
Rights Act should not apply to
schools because they are not public
"government" bodies.
The case involves a student
with a disability who claimed that
the university discriminated
against her when she was denied
privileges usually granted graduate students.
Janice Berg brought her
grievance to theBC Human Rights
Council seven years ago when her
graduate studies department denied her keys for access to the
building after hours. The Council
ruled in favour of Berg, a decision
that UBC fought and had overturned in later BC Supreme Court
and the Court of Appeal decisions.
"UBC was concerned with her
history of mental illness; they
thought she was dangerous," said
National Action Committee on the
Status of Women vice-president
Sheila Day.
"To take the position that the
Act doesn't apply to universities is
extraordinarily irresponsible. I
don't know how the university can
justify it given all the cases of
discrimination on campuses," she
While McLean argued that
because of the non-"public" or
"governmental" status ofthe university, students are immune from
some aspects ofthe Act once they
are admitted, UBC spokesperson
Steve Crombie said UBC's position turns on treating students as
members ofthe public.
"Providing students keys or
letters of reference aren't services
provided to the public, therefore
they are not necessarily provided
to students. A professor or department head shouldn't be obligated
to provide them on demand," he
But if UBC wins the case, Day
sai d, students will have no recourse
to statutory human rights when
they experience discrimination at
the university.
The ruling could reverberate
across the country because of
the similar wording of rights
legislation in other jurisdictions,
Day said. Rights immunity for
"I didnt know about this until
the day after he had been arrested,"
said Alison, who checks the bulletin boards regularly but did not
see the security notice.
White 8"xl0" sheets featuring
a description and photocopied picture ofthe suspicious person were
posted in Gage common areas, but
few people noticed them.
"They could have put them by
the elevator—that's where lots of
people look when they're waiting.
That would have been a perfect
place," she said.
All advisors were given one
poster so that they would be aware
of a suspicious person, according
to Richard Perrin, the residence
advisor who first naw the man in
North Tower.
When asked why women's
quads were not given specific
warnings, Perrin stated, "That is
basically a judgeme nt call. We don't
want to cause any unnecessary
hysteria among people."
Such inaction only served to
give female residents a false sense
of security.
"They coul d ha ve at least given
us some warning that there was a
strange person around the towers
and to be a little more careful than
we usually are, rather than just
assuming that things are going to
be fine," Alison said.
According the residents ofthe
quad, the man had entered an
unlocked quad and raided the
fridges while the unsuspecting female residents wens in their rooms.
Staff sergeant J.B. Jansen of
the University Detachment said
the suspect faces charges of
breaking and entering, theft,
breach of probation and other
charges to be addressed on a court
hearing on Thursday.
schools would be "up for grabs,"
she said.
"This is an issue of policy and
process," Day said. "Faculty and
students were not consulted; nobody knew the university was taking this position against a student.
Students wouldn't voluntarily give
up their rights," she said.
NAC argues that UBC's success in the case could leave students defenseless against all types
of discrimination, from inaccessible
buildings to sexual harassment.
But McLean said that the Human
Rights Act would still apply to UBC
in those areas where students
might be considered outside the
special relationship the university
seeks with students.
"The Act is a wide range of
things like employee relations and
admissions. They would still apply
to the university. It's not a matter
ofthe wholesale application of or
exemption from the Act," he said.
Exam scam
A phoney preliminary exam
schedule for the
1993 April period
has been posted
all over campus.
It is being
taken down by
custodial services
and individuals
within academic
The official
schedule will be
posted in imid-
Febuary. Students are advised
to use only those
schedules posted
in locked areas
such as glass
cases. "^
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Ovmeataua Anonymous. Wkly. meeting for ccmpulj-h-e
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Thousands come out
to denounce racism
An anti-racist rally took place on Friday to counteract a
planned white separatist meeting. A few thousand people
met peacefully in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, yet
most of the media unfortunately focused on an alleged "riot"
afterwards. nohasedky photo
Woman murdered at BCIT
by Frances Foran
The murder of a 22
year-old student has
thrown a pall of shock and
sadness over BCIT.
Sylvia Leung was attacked by an unknown as-
sailantSunday at 7:30pm.
She was leaving the student activity centre where
she attended a computer
class and was approaching her car, about 300 feet
from the building. Staff
sergeant Mike Eastham
said Leung suffered a
massive wound to her
shoulder and fell unconscious before being taken
to Royal Columbian Hospital. She was pronounced
dead on arrival.
Leung had been a financial management student at BCIT since 1989,
"I feel really uneasy
and numb," said Jennifer
Philip, a 20 year-old first
year engineering student.
"You don't usually think
there is a reason to feel
unsafe tat school]. Now
there is. It's pretty sombre here."
Spokesperson Terry
Jorden said the school intends to expand its security with surveillance
cameras and better lighting around campus.
Emergency telephones
with direct connection to
security will be installed
in the near future. At
present, students have to
use a pay phone to access
campus security.
Police have no suspects in custody. At
present there is no indication ofthe assailant's
motive, Eastham said.
by Lucho van Isschot
More than 3,000 people
gathered on the steps of the
Vancouver Art Gallery Friday night to denounce the
proliferation of white supremacist groups in Canada
and the visit of White Aryan
Resistance leader Tom
Metzger to Vancouver.
Braving cold and wet
weather, the protesters listened to a number of speakers
and musicians give their different perspectives on the issue of racism.
Sunera Thobani of the
National Action Committee
on the Status of Women declared, "We will not tolerate
this hate-mongering; we will
not allow our children to be
brought up with this kind of
"We will send a message
out so loud tonight that not
only will everyone in Canada
hear us, but they will hear us
south ofthe border as well."
Thobani urged the crowd
to remember that racism is as
big a problem here in Canada
as it is in the US.
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TheMetzgers ofthe world
do not live in isolation," she
said. "Our own federal government has not worked to
protect the rights of racial
minorities, women, and gays
and lesbians."
Paul GUI ofthe BC Organization to Fight Racism said
it is important to "ferret out"
the hate-groups that operate
in Vancouver.
"The main question is:
Who are the local proponents
of this kind of racism, and
who are they connected with?"
Gill said there are a lot of
racist groups currently in the
Vancouver area, and that
their cause is supported by
prominent local professionals
and politicians such as
Victoria-based lawyer Doug
Christie, former Vancouver
mayor Jack Volrich and
former Vander Zalm aid Judd
Yvonne Brown of the
Vancouver Congress of Black
Women said, "We have a justice system that ignores racism as an issue of discrimination and a motivation for
Judy Nutley of the Japanese Canadian Citizen's Association also called upon the
crowd to fight the racist traditions that exist in Canada.
She said, "We often hear that
the Canadian situation is not
as bad as the,American, but
racism has no borders. It is
right here in our own country."
Brown added, "The issue
of racism is too broad to be
dealt with in this address.
Suffice it to say that whole
empires, whole economies
have been built on racism."
A small handful of racist
skinheads attended the event,
displaying British flags and
arguing with a few of the
protesters. Most people however, didn't seem to notice the
Nazi skinheads' presence.
It wasn't until after the
protest had ended that a minor altercation occurred at a
nearby hotel between a group
of protesters and white supremacists.
See analysis, page 11.
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• Part-time Work
Interviewing on Campus
BROCK HALL, Room 215
Thursday, January 28th
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Part of UBC Arts Fest '93
Open to all UBC students
Topic:       "The Rites of Spring"
$150-First Place
$100 - Second Place
$50 - Third Place
Thursday, February 11 and
Friday, February 12
If you are interested, please leave your name, student number,
telephone number and other particulars c/o Alison Carvalho at
the English Db>artmb«it Office (3rd Floor Buchanan Tower).
Contest Application Deadline: Friday, February 5, 1993
is now accepting Proposals for the
Proposals must:
1) Be as specific as possible
2) Include the following information:
name of group requesting funds
number of people working on project
name of a contact person (include telephone #)
who will benefit from the project
description of the project in detail
a summarizing paragraph including the most salient
the amount of money requested
sources of other funds if applicable.
There is a limit of one proposal per particular group of
graduating students.
There is a upper limit of $3,000 for each proposal.
Past projects/gifts included anything from a student garden to
a talking book fund for Crane Library - be creative.
Each group must be prepared to give a short presentation of
their idea to the members of Grad Class at the end of
The deadline for proposals is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February
17th, 1993 and is final. No proposal will be accepted after
this date.
Proposals will be received at SUB Room 238.
Please contact Thrasso Petras, c/o SUB 238,
822-3971 if you have any questions.
Damage report: sex, obssession, and symmetry
by Paulo Lemos
na enters a cocktail party and sees someone who looks familiar. Stephen Fleming? You must be my boyfriend's father.
An awkward pause.
Public Speaking Competition m
They are taken aback by each other. She calls him at work.
Ifs Ana. Stephen replies: Give me your address, I'll be there in an
When he enters her flat there is silence, broken only by their
having sex. When he returns the next time we hear him speak to
her: This...this needs some structure.
Stephen is very concerned with bringing bits together, with order,
with control. At one point he suggests he will leave his wife and
marry Ana. You already have me, Ana replies.
Ana was deprived of any sense of order or control when her
brother killed himself over his love for her.
/ am damaged, she warns Stephen. I know I can survive
anything. Stephen has lived his life safely, distant from his own
family, afraid of rising to the top of his career for the uncertainty
which that might bring. He is about to experience both love and
damage for the first time.
Ana and Stephen are obsessed with each other. No doubt they
wake up sore after making love for they have sex with a ven-
ance. Stumbling across her apartment. As if wrestling. Palms
er each other's eyes, or wrapped around the other's throat,
tly. Making the beast with two backs, so to speak.
Canadian rockers start a riot
by Stan Paul
I eat ears, bodyslamming bruises, sweat beading down from stomping like elephants is what Canadian
rock and roll is all about. The AMS Programs-sponsored event featuring home brew 54-40 was a
riotous Saturday evening.
screenplay by David Hare
directed by Louis Malle
I commend Louis Malle for his direction; obsession, as well as
sex, is too important a subject matter to be neglected by the likes
of him. Though one of the most important insights of Damage may
be that we can not order or control things and that we should let go
of such aspirations, the film itself is paced and shot with an
extraordinary sense of balance and order.
Perhaps the plot is too symmetrical at times. Consequently,
some lines and actions have a predictable ring to them. In general
however, the order and art with which the film is presented serve to
flesh out, in realist tones, the roughness of the emotions that
dominate the film.
If there is one word which is present at every turn yet remains
unspoken it is incest. Malle presents the many love relationships in
the film with an eye to their incestuous ramifications. This is hard to
take. The humour of the film plays on the many incestuous links
but does not lighten up the film; it is appropriately dark.
If I have not mentioned the performances so far it is because
they are so fine that I was not conscious of watching "performances." I remember only characters, to the actors' credit.
A fine, disturbing film.
SUB Ballroom
Saturday, January 23
Excited tension was felt
even before the first set took
place as the sold-out crowd
clawed and scratched for
positions—just for a look at lead i
vocalist Neil Osborne (He is        I ,
married by the way). A few sought* ■*
the thrill to make it over the crowd
and climb into the pit where they
were severely escorted by the "keystone cops" of the Chem-Eng club.
Osborne and the rest of his compa-
triots deserve a lot of praise for their new release "Dear Dear" which was featured. However, tne distinctive,
eerie cut of Osborne's vocals seemed to have been lost in the shuffle from the studio to the live show.
Although the crowd certainly was not disappointed with the heavy bass and fiery drum versions of the live
performance, the unique enjoyable sound of the album stayed in the studio.
Students said to be from UBC, SFU and Kwantlen College were treated to "Dear Dear" as well as the
staples of 54-40 concerts, One Gun and One Day, which usually receive the greatest screams and stomps.
The band also "road tested" a few new songs such as Hit the Brake and Blame your Parents.
Drummer Matt Johnson said that the band quite often tests songs in front of live audiences "it is an
edge... you are not sure how the song goes." From crowd reaction, the cuts from Hit the Brake and Buddy
Caught in Love will be stomped to by all on their next album.
Most of the material from "Dear Dear" was thoroughly road tested before they went into the studio. 54-40
is also trying to record their music "live on the floor" with virtually no over-dubbing or computerized experimentation.
Johnson says "there is a certain kind of energy that you can capture" when you are not preoccupied with
Johnson adds, "The Canadian music scene has come a long way in the last five or six years. It tended to
be very derivative of ugly American mainstream bands from the US.
"Bands like the Tragically Hip and Cowboy Junkies tend to be a lot more successful, while bands copying
US mainstream are being lost"
"If the commercial definition of success is longevity, I wish that the Hip, the Junkies and 54-40 don't
become successful. In the idealist world I live in, the originality and distinctiveness of Canadian bands
somehow get lost as they are inducted into the 'Billboard Hall of Fame.'"
Whispers of
by Siobhan Roantree and Steve Chow
The hockey gods did not smile
fondly upon the UBC Hockey
Thunderbirds this weekend, as our Birds
were stomped on big-time by the
Alberta Golden Bears in last weekend's
two road games.
Sweeping the T-Birds 5-0 and 10*4,
ihe Bears, now 12-5-3, moved into a tie
for first place in Canada West with the
Regina Cougars.
Hopefully, UBC (4-14-2) can
rebound this weekend as they face the
fourth place University of Calgary
Dinosaurs (12-6-2) this weekend at the
Winter Sports Centra1. Faceoff time for
Friday and Saturday night is 7:30.
The men's basketball team were
swept in weekend action against the
UVic Vikings, losing 112-88 on Friday
night, and 80-78 on Saturday, This drops
their record to 4-8, fifth place in the
conference. The 'Birds travel to Calgary
this weekend to take on the first place
The -woman's team didn't fare
much better on the weekend, losing 85-
75 on Friday and 93-58 cm Saturday to
ihe first place Vikettes, who are still
undefeated in conference play. Playing
in Calgary this weekend, the T-Birds
have a chance to move into sole position
of third place with a couple of victories
over the Dinos.
Both the men's and women's teams
were winners in Victoria this past
weekend. They play host to the Calgary
Dinosaurs at War Memorial, Friday and
Saturday. Trie women play at 6pm, tiie
men at 7:45.
The swim team takes on Alberta
and Calgary in the UBC Tri-Meet at the
Aquatic Centre, Friday, 7pra.
Pour in
safe mug
and heat to
Made from real
Italian espresso
coffee, whole
milk and sugar.
No Artificial
Colouring or
The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on University Residences is enquiring into the current academic
atmosphere of university residences. In addition,
the Committee is going to make recommendations as to
what steps might be taken to improve their academic
This is where you come in. You live in residence. You
know what contributes to your academic life and what
doesn't. We need to hear it from you. The more we hear
from you, the more we'll be able to give an accurate account
of your concerns.
Do you have suggestions as to what would improve the
academic atmosphere in your residence? We'd like to
hear them.
Everything you discuss with the Committee will be
considered in confidence so you can tell it like it is.
Written submissions may be sent to:
Senate Ad Hoc Committee on University
c/o Box 194, Student Union Building
6138 S.U.B. Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
For further information, please contact Carole
Forsythe, Co-Chair in SUB 248 at 822-3092.
h t i m e
e invite you to join us for our series of Lunchtime events featuring:
JAN 27   Dr. Ian Slater, author of thrillers and other books, and Managing Editor
of the Pacific Affairs Journal, will be speaking on the writing and
marketing of "Thrillers".
FEB 3      Staedtler Day Plus, 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
• One Day Sale Event! Save 40-60% off all Staedtler Products and on
other in-store arts & graphics products.
FEB 10 Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, Director for the Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and Gender Studies at UBC, will be speaking on
"Women in B.C.".
FEB 24   Ms. Jane Durant, expert presenter and dynamic trainer in Personnel
Management, will be speaking on her new book, Don't You Have
>-*-.       Anything Better to Do?
3    UBC Computer Shop presents Super Computer games Day!
Come into UBC Bookstore for our fun-filled Computer Games
Competition, and test youf abilities. Prizes will be presented to the top
scorers. Number of contestants is limited, so please come in early.
vents are at UBC Bookstore, Wednesdays - 12:30 pm.
Refreshments will be available.
6200 University Boulevard •*-? 822-2665
The position of
AMS Ombudsperson
is available.
Responsibilities are to:
investigate and resolve complaints from students;
recruit, supervise and coordinate caseworkers;
- sit on various AMS and UBC committees; and
be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Qualifications include:
ability to act as an independent, neutral and objective
- ability to deal effectively with students, faculty and
knowledge of the structures and services of the AMS
and UBC; and
- ability to work closely with experienced staff.
Please attach your resume to the application available from
Terri Folsom, Administrative Assistant in SUB 238 by
Wednesday, February 10,1993.
Please direct queries to
Carole Forsythe, Vice President,
in SUB 248 at 822-3092.
January 26.1993
January 26,1993
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ITS VOTING TIME kids. This is the democratic
moment when we get to exercise our rights as a self-
rul ingbody and elect the folks who will be our student
leaders for the next year. These are the people who
will represent your interests to the big boys and girls
on the board of governors, and they are the ones who
conduct student council meetings, who play Twister
with Roberts Rules of Order, and hide-and-go-seek
with their codes and bylaws. Since there is no choice
but to accept whatever decisions they will make on
our behalf for a full year, it is wise to consider this
voting stuff carefully.
We think participatory democracy 1b the best
approximation of a fair system that must encode its
operation. We would encourage you to play the game
and drop your ballot if we didn't think it were tokenism. Unfortunately, it is.
Why can't prospective student leaders stand for
real material change, we complained, collectively
ruminating over this editorial. Cut tuition fees, liquidate the UBC Real Estate Corporation and the new
condo complex they razed the forest for, spend more
money on books, keep the corporate sponsors from
bastardizing our research, make student housing
But the reality is that UBC student leaders don't
wield any power. Moreover, when the AMS does act,
it often behaves like a greedy elitist organization. It
often acts like the university administration, in embryo. The matters the AMS has taken up with passion
in the past couple of years have revolved around the
power struggle with the administration; business
initiatives on the university's turf, negotiating
property leases, striking deals to secure future capital
projects. Then there is the half mill spent expanding
the UBC pub, which with its 4000 hostage student
consumers, has the highest sales of any bar in the
province. It is hardly surprising that our student
leaders and the admin can play monopoly together so
well when you consider that ours is the wealthiest
student society in the country. Lake any bureaucracy,
it looks after its own interests—which don'tnecessarily
coincide with those ofthe average student.
In an ideal world, student leaders would have
real power. But we are expendable as a generation;
the economy doesn't need our labour, and we are too
busy competing for the rewards of our work to take
the necessary risks that might make a difference in
students' lives.
Besides, if past voter turnout is any indication,
fewer than 2 per cent of tbe student body will elect our
next council, Brian Mulroney won with less than 45
per cent ofthe electorate and lookhow representative
he is. So what do you do? Vote for the cutest candidate...?
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January 26,1993
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In, the, beginning, there, was, Lucho, van, Isschot. Then Frances Foran commanded, "Let
there be Steve Chow!" And there was Steve. And Doug Ferris saw that this was good. The
profit Helen Willoughby-Price beseeched Patrick Shu, "Mine people are the chosen. Let
my people go." Siobhan Roantree, the Holy Photographer appeared to Sam Green and
told her that she was with child. She begat Stan Paul who begat Rebecca Bishop who
begat then ate of a Granny Smith apple. Yukie Kurahashi spoke to the gathered masses
saying, "Let those among you who are without lubricant cast the first carrot." Oliver of
Atnenium spake to her saying, "Oh, master, would that Martin Chester were more like
Alex Dow." She replied, "Verily, verily I say unto you it is easier for Ted Young-lng to be
more like Paula Wellings than it is for a camel cigarette to pass through the eye of a
needle." Then on the third day, Denise Woodley rose from the dead and appeared to the
eleven who were gathered in an upstairs room. Sara Martin sent Miranda Alldritt forth
to preach the word of the collective.
Lucho van Isschot • Yukie Kurahashi
Sam Green • Frances Foran
Pigs aid the
For the second time in
three days, the leading story
on the newsis "Violence mars
anti-racist demonstration".
In Vancouver on Friday
night, about 2000 people
gathered to protest a speech
by a well-known fascist. Following the rally, several
hundred people took to the
streets and marched to
where the fascists were
holding their meeting.
Chanting "Hey, hey, ho, ho
Nazi scum have got to go!"
we surrounded the hotel. At
this time it was a loud ,
spirited, but still peaceful
rally. Then the cops moved
in. They pushed the demonstrators back in a show of
force. At no time did the cops
attempt to mediate the situation. While this was going
on, other cops were helping
the Nazis to escape the
building. Confronted with
cops openly protecting, and
in some cases takingthe side
of, the Nazis, many demonstrators began chanting
"Whose side are you on?" At
this point someone threw a
rock and broke a window.
This was the extent of the
"violence" on the side ofthe
demonstrators. As the demonstration broke up, cops
randomly picked off demonstrators, stole their signs,
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and knocked some to the
As I am writing this, I
am watching Newsworld as
Toronto cops are wading
through another anti-Nazi
demonstration, wavingtheir
night sticks and marching
through the crowd on
horseback, obviously injuring some ofthe demonstrators.
What lessons can we
learn from this? The first
lesson is that we cannot rely
on the state to protect us
from the fascists. Not only
have the cops taken the side
of the Nazis in these two
cops have recently held their
own racist demonstrations
protesting, of all things, a
requirement to fill out a
form. In Vancouver we saw
on TV two copsbrutallybeat
a young Asian immigrant
by "mistake". Since we cannot rely on the cops, we have
to rely on ourselves.
In order to fight fascist
groups, it is necessary to
understand how they operate. Unlikeotherright-wing
organizations, such as the
Reform Party, fasci sts do not
build simply on racistideas.
If that were how they built,
it would be possible to adopt
a strategy of "oppose and
expose", to attempt to reach
own anti-racist ideas. The
fascists, however, build on
organized violence. This
means that as part of a sort
of "initiation" procedure,
new recruits are brought in
on attacks against immigrants, lesbians and gays,
people of colour, socialists,
or other "targets". In Vancouver recently, they have
focusedon gay-bashings, but
in the early 80's they were
attacking primarily East
Indians (sic).
Because they build on
organized violence, it is necessary to deny the Nazis a
political platform. This
means holding large anti-
Nazi demonstrations wherever they go, in order to deny
them the "political space" to
attract new recruits, and to
demoralize existing members. This was what the rally
on Friday night accomplished. This Nazis had to
move their demonstration
away from the Vancouver
Art Gallery because of the
anti-Nazi demonstration,
and their meeting in the
hotel was cut short as they
had to sneak out. Congratulations! We have won
the first battle! It was,
however, just that. The fascists have a foothold in this
city and it will take several
more demonstrations to seriously demobilize them.
Dan Moore
International Socialists
Support the
Anyone who has bothered to glance at campus
newspaper headlines this
year knows of the feud between The Ubyssey and The
Campus Times, and the
Young Conservatives' petition to end funding for The
Ubyssey. But the vote has
been passed at the AMS, the
petition was rejected and now
ifs over. Right? Wrong.
When The Campus
Times started publishing
last April, we all assumed
that it would peter out fairly
quickly. But it di dn't: it stuck
around, gradually established an identity, and despite financial problems has
continued to publish. Its style
is extremely far removed
from that of The Ubyssey,
and it does at least as good a
job of representing student
interest as does ^;he rag."
The number of copies left by
the end ofthe week leaves no
doubt that it has been accepted by the student body.
It was'understandable
that the AMS refused to
sponsor a hack paper that
jumped from nowhere in the
middle of a strike, but things
are different now, and I
strongly encourage our AMS
to take a second look at the
situation. At the very least,
the Campus Times should be
allowed to recommence dis
tribution in SUB. Better yet,
they should be alloted a portion ofthe money currently
poured into The Ubyssey.
Best of all, though, would be
for them to be granted all of
it. Surely our dear old rag
would ADORE having another excuse to write articles
galore on being unrecognized by the student government, poverty stricken,
and unappreciated? There
now, we've found a way to
keep everyone happy.
Katherine Panton,
Arts 3
Long live
the press
It has come to the attention of the Okanagan
University College newspaper, The Phoenix, that a
motion threatens the future
of The Ubyssey. It is regrettable to hear of the
possible dissolution of a society with such a distinctive
and prestigious history,
having published over
worth of unbiased and socially revolutionary literature. It is because of institutions like the Ubyssey challenging society's oppressive
frontiers that the dark
clouds of racism, homophobia and sexual bias have
been pushed back. Removing the student voice of one
of Canada's major universities is not a wise step. It
would be yet another leap
towards a censored society.
The motion is undemocratic. It does not require a
majority to exercise its influence, but only the signatures of a small splinter
group to topple such a
worthwhile enterprise.
Consider that three-quarters of a century worth of
UBC students have enjoyed
the publication. An average
enrollment of about 20-
30,000 per year approximates between 1.5 to 2.25
million students happily
satisfied with The Ubyssey.
Now consider the relatively
few who wish to destroy this
bastion ofthe student press
Qess than 10 per cent of current enrollment, less than
l/l,000th of a per cent of
The Ubyssey's readers over
the span since its production). It would be prudent to
reconsider the motion.
In closing, we would like
to affirm to you that The
Phoenix will be watching the
situation very closely. Don't
deprive yourself of the
chance to participate in a
student press with such a
long standing history. Don't
remove your only source of
information. Do not strike a
blow for fascism in the
modern media. Do not oppress.
Christopher A. Donalds,
CFPS Chairperson
The Phoenix Collective
1) What do you see as being the role of the AMS president?
2) What three things would vou be eager to see happen during your term as
3) What experiences do you have which makes you the best candidate for
Bill Dobie
Students First
. X l)Besidestheobviovis,whichistodirectStiidentCouncilrneetings,
X j the AMS President is also responsible for representing the AMS
to its students and so they should try to get to know as many
students as possible and to promote involvement in the AMS.
2) -1 would like to see the President's office become more open
to students. My door now is always open and my office is always
a mess because of people coming in and out I would really like to
see that happen with the president's office too. (Except 111 keep it
:. "*- *-_ - My second goal would be to develop a long term plan for the
I    AMS. One of the AMS's problems is that the executive changes
every year and so the priorities also change. Things like tuition
campaigns are needed almost every year, though the AMS always
seems to be re-inventing the wheel. A long term plan could help
to provide some continuity. 3) This year, as director of finance, I
have had a good view of how the AMS works, not just from a
financial perspective but also by watching the way in which the internal politics happen. A large part
of the president's job, for better or for worse, is ego management. In order to have people involved, it's
important to make everybody feel happy about the part that they play, be that part very big or very small.
John F. Kennedy
Famous Dead People
1) When at some future date the high court of history sits in
judgement on each of us, recording whether in our brief span of
service, we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state, our success
or failure in whatever office we hold will be measured by the
answers to four questions: First, were we truly men of
courage...Second, were we truly men of judgemenL..Third, were
we truly men of integrity...Finally, were we truly men of
2) If we all can persevere, if we can in every land and office look
beyond our own shores and ambitions, then surely the age will
dawn in which the strong are just and the weak secure and the
peace preserved. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us
well or ill, that we may pay any price, bear any burden, meet any
hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the
survival and success of liberty. All this will not be finished in the
first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one
thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet.
But let us begin. And, so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what
you can do for your country.
3) Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed
to a new generation of Americans, bom in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and
bitter peace, proud of our ancientheritage and unwilling to witness orpermit the slow undoing of those
human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today
at home and around the world.
Kevan Dettlebach
1) Well the basic thing is just the leader of the AMS. To lead the
general direction of council that year, set policy and lead the
others to a common goal.
2) - More student involvement
- I'dlike to see the general population's opinion aboutuniversity
change. The trend is university's are being looked at kind of as
a big technical institute where you just go to get training for a job
and I'd like to see that attitude changed a bit.
- A better liason with the administration so that the whole thing
is run more smoothly
3) Well it's not that many. This year, I was the treasurer of the
personal computer club. I'm really good at dealing with people
and that's really about it I don't have too many qualifications.
Erik "the Fish
<#^' jenSen Radical Bec7 Faction
.*-'•* ' a/
""■ %       1) The greater the role the greater the president. For instance, a
V*'- :*'V» *     president with three rolls in his beer belly is a far better
tj; lH;Hs\r     determinant of campus mood than a president with only two.
"^■-      2) -A greater cumming together of die AMS and the student
-flashback days at The Pit where pints are $1.75 (and with no
rap to be found)
■ Jj -to see David Strangway finish that pint of Pub Guiness I gave
him at graduation.
t' *.     3) I'm the best candidate for prez 'cause I have fewer middle
};,-jir        names than Bill Frank Al Dobie HI, can boatrace any other
..' ■; candidate on the slate (am willing to prove that at the Science
•■*.-.'■•■ WeekDance tonight!) andbecausel'mnotlettingthiscampaign
run MY life (I sleep at night...).
1) I would like to seeithe AM S president be open to good conflict
resolution and have an open AMS that's fun and able to see the
lighter side of things as well as get some serious work done and
try and streamline the bureaucracy and let go of Robert's Rules
just a little bit.
2) -1 would like to see more people get involved in the AMS.
-1 would like to see the AMS become more environmentally
-1 would like to see the AMS acknowledge more of the
minority groups, not necessarily talking about race, but just
more of the non-obvious sort of groups that are out there.
3)1 used to be a real-estate broker and that gives me experience
in working with all kinds of different people and working on all
kinds of different subjects and coming to good resolutions on
varied goals.
Board of Governors
1) What do you hope to achhve v aEcrro to BoG?
2) What b the dh-ferb-jce between BoG and the senate?
3) What experib>jce qualfes you for this position?
Michael Hughes
lan Flint
Bill Johnson
1)1 Want to make sure that there
are no more tuition increases. I
think that's really important. We're
paying too much money as it is
right now. The ideal dream would
be to have a tuition decrease, but I
don't expect that's going to
happen. But it's something to woik
2) Ihe board of governors deal with
the money matters. The senate deals
mostly with the academic matters,
faculty appointments, course
changes, etc.
3)Iamcurrendyamember ofthe BC
field hockey board of executives.
I've done a lot of management work
with looking after various sports
teams. I have a pretty good head on
my shoulders, I guess.
Jeff West
1) I hope to add to the board a real
voice for students. I don't think
students have had very good
representation on the board for the
past several years. A lot of the
previous board members have tended
to be rather wishy-washy in terms of
putting students and student issues
first. There arc two issues which are
really important to me. One is,
obviously, the tuition increase. Idon't
think we should have tuition
increases. I would definitely not
accept anything more than an
inflation increase because it limits
accessibility which is already pretty
low. The second issue is also an
accessibility issueand,that'scampus
2) The senate is a son of internal
body within UBC which deals with
academic matters. It's a large body.
The board is quite small - fifteen
members. Eight of them, including
the president, are appointed by the
provincial government. The senate
is a subordinate body to the board of
govemers. The board of govemers is
the body that deals with all issues on
campus buildings, tuition, lighting
and some academic issues.
3) I've been politically active on
campus since I got here. Three
years now. I sat as an AMS rep. for
the arts undergrad society for two
years. I've been on the board of
directors f-r -.'UK. I've been on
selections committee, honoraria
committee. The ad hoc committee to
review Ubyssey honoraria.
1) Right now I see that the
university has a serious problem
with management Few students
have ever met their deans or
department heads let alone the
vice-president or the presient and if
the university is to provide a service
to the students and meet their
educational needs, they must know
them. That isn't being done right
now. More than just letting the board
of govemers know of the needs ofthe
students,! want tochangethe process
to let the university become more
open and actually change its
mentality to start thinking about
providing a service to students instead
of just having students there as a
problem and getting on with
2) The board of governors is chiefly
responsible for the finances of the
university. It sets tuition and sets the
budget, and stuff like that, but the
senate is more concerned with
academic affairs, although it does
make recommendations on the
budget The senate is more concerned
with programs.
3) Well, right now, I'm involved as
one of the primary organizers of the
anti-tuition hike campaign. I
organized both yesterday's rally and
the one in November. I'm chairperson
with Martin Ertl of the comittee and
I orchestrated the meeting with Tom
Perry that we had in December. I've
been on the AMS student council for
two years now and if you follow my
record there, I've done quite a bit to
repesent students, in general. I've
also been on the graduate student's
council for two and a half years. I've
been one of the executive's of the
Global Development centre for the
three years I've been at UBC. At
my previous university I did many
of the same kinds of things. I've
chaired many committees and I've
always been in a situation where
I've been organizing things and
bringing forward views which is
excellent practice for being on the
board of governors.
Mike Wagner
Mike Wagner is also running for the Board of Governors.
Dean Olund
Radical Beer Faction
Dean Olund is also running for the Board of Governors.
1) An effective student voice on the
board of govemers that covers a lot
of different issues from finances to
communications to the way students
are treated to campus life. A lot of
different things.
2) I think I'm going to answer that on
philosophical grounds, more than
anything else. The board of governors
is more of a policy and decision thing
while the senate deals directly with
3) Well, if you want political
experience, than my political
experience is basically non-existant
I grew up in a political familly but,
that's irrelevant. As far as
representing the students goes, I've
had a long academic career, I guess
you could put it I'm a grad student
here and I've had exposure to various
different universities around the
country and I like what I see at UBC,
but I also see a lot of things which
could be improved. So, I think that
background gives me a very unique
perspective in that I've taken arts
courses, I've taken science courses,
I've taken engineering courses. I've
seen it both from the perspective of a
grad student and an undergrad student
but I'm still close enough to being an
undergrad that I understand what
they're going through. At the same
time, I have a perspective from
different universities and different
jurisdictions across Canada. I've also
worked in private industry for a few
years, In design teams and so I've
had a lot of experience working with
other people. And so again, I have a
pretty varied background. Even in
government because I've been
associated with governments, too.
So, I think that I can cover not only
the academic and social aspects of
the job but, I also have an overview
of the "what are you going to do
when you get out"?" question. I think
that people like that are needed on
the board of governors for the policy
decisions and so forth. Especially
entering what has been termed the
information age where everything is
being turned up-side-down and topsyturvy. I think that a bit of long-tram
vision is needed.
Orvin Lau
1) For the past three years, I have
been working on teaching issues with
the senate. Now, I want to bring these
concerns to the board of governors.
2) The Senate is an academic body,
making decisions about cirriculae,
teaching, examinations and so forth.
The board of governors is in charge
of financial matters, including, of
course, the financial repercussions
of academic decisions.
3) Generally, my experience on the
senate as well as the other societies
I've been involved in since I've been
at UBC give me the experience
necessary for this position.
January 26,1993
1) Should the vice-president have a pouticai or an administrative role?
2) What is a motion to divide?
3) If you were in an elevator on the twelfth floor of Gage when the cord
broke, what would you do?
Janice Boyle
two roles.
2) Hey, I've done that A motion to divide
is a motion to separate a question into two
or more votes. You forward it when you're
not sure about which way you want to vote
because you're in favour of partof amotion
and against one or more of the other parts
of the same motion.
3) Pull out my lipstick and scrawl my
epitaph on the wall. It would probably be
"No Regrets!"
Ron Fremont
1) Mostly an administrative role.
2) A motion to divide separates
something into two parts which council
can vote on separately.
3) Nothing really, it would be too late.
By the time I could have screamed or
done anything,! wouldbe dead anyway.
Shalan Parks
Students for What's Right
1) It should be administrative because
it's a council appointment as well as
your dealing with rules and their
implementation, but it's also political
because you have to be responsive to
the needs of the people who elected
2) I'm not sure. I'd have to consult my
Robert's Rules of Order.
3) I'd probably faint.
Christa "CC" Cormack
Students First
1) It's a dual role. Although the routine work of the vice president is
primarily administrative, every time you bring something to council or to
a constituency or service organization, you are doing something political.
2) A motion to divide takes the motion on the table and divides it into two
sections to be voted upon separately. For example, the referendums this
year were passed all in one motion but last year, the question was divided
up into three or four parts, one for each question and council voted on them
separately. Dividing amotiongives some parts of itmoreof a chance to pass
or to fail.
3) That's an improper question because the elevators in Gage never work
Rob "Woodchuck"
]VtcGowanRad5ca| B°er f°c:
1) The role of a vice president is both political and administrative. For, if he
is loaded when he makes his decisions, he should be loaded when he explains
them. You can't get more neutral than that, unless you have a beer in each
hand and can't decide "left or right?"
2) A motion to divide occurs when, after you have bought a case of beer for
an impressionable young first year, you have to determine how much of their
change you would keep as profit. A "motion to divide" therefore occurs when
you return them less change than they deserve while boldly proclaiming
"Hey, half that case is mine, you little punk!"
3)1 would count my blessings because, although my living hell is coming to
an end, Dan Quayle's is just beginning P-O-T-A-T-O.
Dr. Seuss
Famous Dead People
1) He might even help out doing small odds and ends.
Doing little odd jobs he could be of some aid...
Such as selling balloons and the pink lemonade.
2) and now here is a hoodwink
who winks in his wink-hood
without a good wink-hood
a hoodwink can't wink good
3) He starts down in a dive such as no man alive could come out of alive!
But he smiles as he falls and no fear does he feel. His nerves are like iron,
his muscles like steel. And he plunges! Down! Down! With his hair still
combed neat four thousand, six hundred ninety-two feet. Then he'll land
in a fish bowl. He'll manage just fine. Don't ask how he'll manage. That's
his job not mine.
Director of Finance
1) What are the major factors contributing to the incredible wealth of the AMS?
2) how do you fea about the way in which the ams has handled the student
Recreation Centre question?
3) How much money does the AMS spend each year on art? Where does this art co?
Salvador Dali
Famous Dead People
1. As a mystic, I believe man is an alchemic
matter capable of being turned into gold. This
can be harvested and placed in GICs.
2. The two requirements of understanding
RecFac: to be Spanish and to be named Galla
Salvador Dali. Politics is merely historical
anecdotes, therefore Hitler had six balls and
no foreskin.
3. Obviously not enough, is there? Look, I'm
a painter. What else am I supposed to say?
portrait. I don't know about the AMS.
Lobsters. Lobsters. Lobsters. Lobsters.
Lobsters. Lobsters. Lobsters. Lobsters.
Lobsters. Lobsters. Lobsters. Camembert
cheese. Lobsters.
Radical Beer
Scott "Scooter"
1) We actually returned all the empties this
year. AMS flights to Hawaii were all booked
coach, instead of first class. And, since we
can't actually prove that all of the executive
are human, we actually saved money on food
promos, honouraria and rabies shots.
2)1 particularily admired the gloves the AMS
wore when they handed us the information on
where to pick up our tax credits.
3) That crap in the gallery? Nothing, if you
have a keen eye for the topic. And by
comparison to what they spent on beer, they
spent too much. Where does all the "art" go?
Well, right now, it's in Southern California,
being applied to velvet for future decorative
use around AMS pool tables.
Rodney Snooks
1) I'd say the large number of students
and also the businesses it's able to run in
die SUB.
2) I can't agree with it. If a referendum
goes against a measure, I can't agree
with going ahead with it. It just seems
like common sense.
3) I'd have to admit I don't know.
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Kerry Kotlarchuk
1) Well, we kind of have a captive audience here. The way the economic
times have been in Canada and the US, students are going back to school
in record numbers. In fact, you can see that with the grade point averages
in the McLean's university issue. The grade point averages to get into UBC
now are huge. So university's the place to be now and we have a large
population of students. All the students pay their 40 dollar AMS fees and
that contributes to the 1.2 million dollar discretionary income that the
AMS will be allocating. Also, the AMS businesses have done reasonably
well. The profit margins aren't large but the businesses are there to provide
employment, not to make money.
2) I think that it could have been handled better. A lot of students really
don't see what's going on behind the scenes in the AMS. After the
referendum, the first I heard of all this was when I read an ad in The
Ubyssey saying that I could get my money back.
3) I'm not sure but, I know it's quite a bit It all gets put away somewhere
where its really hard to get to see it.
Dean Leung
Students First
1) The major factor, I think, is good financial management. As well as
collecting money from the students, we do manage to turn a profit on most
of our businesses.
2) Well, this is a question which you shouldperhaps ask Christa about since
it concerns code and by-laws, butl think that there was really no better way
in which the whole affair could have been handled. When a referendum
fails to reach quorum, you can't legitimately act on its results. It was
unfortunate that this all had to happen this way but, under the circumstances,
council acted responsibly.
3) On art specifically, I couldn't quote figures but, I do know that the AMS
art collection is valued at about half a million dollars and that at least $3 600
goes to the art gallery each year. The art all goes down into the vault.
Phil Stringer
Students for What's Right
1) A relatively large portion must come from the student fees at $39.50
which each student pays and which should be handled correctly by the
AMS. The AMS would also get revenue from other sources, from the
events that they hold such as the concerts. Our slate is looking to make
an increase in getting students involved and this would also bring round
an increase in the amount of money that the AMS would have and
increase the overall enjoyment of the students at UBC.
2) The student recreation centre came up in such a way that not too many
students got involved with it. If they had handled it in a way to tell more
students about it and get more students involved then they could have
done something good with it but I don't think they handled this as directly
as they should have with getting as many students involved.
3) As nominee for director of finance, I have read the AMS budget for this
year butl am unable to quote figures directly relating to AMS expenditures
across campus.
Coordinator of   External Affairs
1) What would be your first priority as CEA?
2) How would you want to chance the AMS's current relationship with THE university?
3) Why do so few students participate in the AMS?
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Carmen "the blonde"
Radical Beer Faction
1) Ensuring that MY tuition increase isn't 18%. Following that, I'd re-open the
Victoria Invasion Fund in order to establish a "working" relationship with Gordon
2) Hold a not-so-great Trek back to VGH, then trek south to Queen Elizabeth Park
to setup anew university, thus leaving SFU with absolutely nothing to brag about
(you weenies!).
3) Students are lame because the price of beer is so exorbitant. If students could
afford more beer, they could afford greater participation in the AMS. "Give me a
beer and I'll give you my time," I've heard many a student say.
Jason Saunderson
Students for What's Right
1)1 would like to be thoroughly informed about what the new NDP government
has in mind for UBC. I think that that's very important in terms of planning.
2) I think that the AMS's relationship with die university at the moment is fairly
good. Not ideal, but a lot better than it was a month ago. It's important for the
AMS to stand up for students' rights but we should be co-operating with the
administration. A confrontational approach rarely, if ever, works.
3) One of the major issues for our slate is student involvement Events need to be
better publicised and the AMS needs to try to make itself more relevant to students
than it is at the moment
Carole Forsythe
Students first
1)1 would like to see what the new government proposes to do about student loans. The matter was
filed away to some committee and its been sitting there ever since. If no changes to the program are
made, with the tuition rise many students will face further reduced incomes in 1993-94. This will add
additional hardship to what is already a gruesome financial picture for many students. I'd say therefore
that this is somewhat more pressing than most of the other issues I would like to address.
2) Over the last few months, the current executive has managed to work out a reasonable working
relationship with the administration. Basically, the AMS and the vice president student services have
agreed to co-operate. Really, we're working towards the same goal, so it doesn't make any sense for
us to be fighting each other.
3) That's a sad question. I think that many students do participate in the AMS if not in the AMS proper,
there are many clubs and service organisations which seem to draw good numbers of members. As to
how to get students more involved in the political AMS, that's an interesting question. I shall be
interested to see how the tuition rally (which will already have happened by the time this is printed)
goes. It will be interesting to see the response because we've been doing lots of publicity work on this
one, leafleting, postering, talking to ciasses and so forth.
Dru Pavlov  i"**™'*-**
1) There is no reason why the external affairs office shouldn't be as buzzing as the other AMS
offices. I would like to see more networking between different clubs and groups at different
universities. For example, if a student from the UBC stamp-collecting club wants to know what's
going on at the stamp-collecting club in Guelph, he should just be able to come into the office and
I would have a packet ready for him. Things like that.
2) The AMS's relationship with the university isn't as bad as it was. I'll probably get killed for
saying this but I think that both sides here probably see themselves as far too important. There
needs to be a bit of compromise. It sounds silly, but the AMS has to realise that without the
university there would be no university and the university has to realise that without students there
would be no university.
3) The AMS needs to be more relevant to students. If it manages to do that, more students will get
Pam ROgerS    independent
1) My first priority would be to set up a committee on housing. I am the budget rep for Acadia Park and I am aware of
the large profits which UBC housing is extracting from its students. For example, last year, they profited 2.3 million
dollars. I just think that makes university inaccessible. UBC is in a position to offer affordable housing and, yet, it does
not It is always looking at the market and trying to do a percentage of the market I think that kind of reasoning is
irrelevant. The land is free and it's here for the people of BC and other people who want to study
2) I think poeple need to talk to each other. Even if issues are difficult, people have to keep talking.
3) Well, that's a very good question because I am one of those students that has never participated in the AMS. I have felt
the AMS is not really listening to it's students. I have been involved in housing for many years. The AMS never gives us
any attention or support I have given different people on the AMS information about trends in accessibility. They never
seem to pay any attention or to give the matter serious consideration. This past year the AMS has really been working
hard against the tuition increase and Marya McVicar was on the Barriers to Post-Secondary Education Group and I was
a contributor to that group. So, I'd say in the last four months, I've seen a real change and I guess that's why I'm involved
Marilyn Monroe *»— *>»dPeop.e
1) My first priority would be to chair the External affairs committee. In fact, that is the CEA's only duty. It says so in the
2) I would invite David Strangway over to my place and I think we could settle any of the conflicts over the SUB.
3) Because an actress who has been dead for thirty years can get onto the ballot for the executive election.
January 26.1993
January 26,1993
1) Why do you want to be AMS
Director of Adm**mbt*at*on?
administrative commission?
3) What experience do you have
which prepares you for this job?
Ryan "D-Day"
Radical Beer Faction
1)1 want tobe AMS Director of Administration because I'll be
able to pee in the pool and get away with it!
2) The role of Students Against Clubs is to ensure that beer
drinking on campus is made an unenjoyable experience. I
therefore propose to declare UBC a "free city" under the
GenevaConvention thereby allowing anyone to obtain beer at
any time. Furthermore, we shall enter into negotiations with
the Granville Island Brewery to operate a satellite outlet where
Blue Chip cookies currently is awaiting its demise (Long live
3) The first experience I had with administration occurred in
the back seat of an '84 Volvo.
Roger Watts
do that
Students First
1)1 feel that its time for a change within SAC and that I can
bring about that change.
2) The role of SAC is to administer and enforce AMS policy
and regulations and to look after the day-to-day operation and
maintenance of the SUB and other AMS buildings.
3)1 have had lots of experience working with the Science
Undergrad Society and with the 432. I've also sat on council
for the past year as science rep and so I know pretty well how
council works. Some people have criticized my lack of
experience with SAC but I intend to look at it in a slightly
different light. Having never been on SAC, I have no
preconceptions about how things ought to be done or about
how they've been done in the past When we've reached a
situation in which SAC has been nicknamed"Students Against
I think that a new perspective is in order. As a member of several clubs myself, I feel that I can
I would like to see SAC become much more open and welcoming. Students shouldn't dread
to SAC. Instead, I would like to see them coming out to talk with the commission.
Caroline Jones
1) I feel that I'm well qualified to be the DOA because of my
experience on SAC. I can see some of the important things that
have to be done and I think that I could be effective in doing
2) We set policy and implement policy, but we do not make any
political decisions. That's handled by student council.
3) I 've had the experience of being on SAC for the past year and
I've seen how the current DOA does her job. So I think that I
can see how I can both continue what she's been doing and also,
make some improvements.
1)1 want to serve the students of UBC to the best of my
abilities and be able to give the students of the campus the
opportunity of more than just merely obtaining a degree. I
want to improve and expand the services programs (such as
carpooling, housing and walkhome) to ensure that the students
of UBC will find them easily accessible and useful.
^ Groucho Marx
Famous Dead People
1) When you're running a bureaucracy, the best way to
safeguard your job is to make sure that you're the only one who
knows how every thing works. I wouldn't want to belong to any
club that would have me as a member.
2) How do you know? That's supposed to be top secret.
Guards, arrest that man.
3) I paid good money to become what I am today. I attribute
my success to ambition,guts, integrity, fairness, honesty and
having enough money to buy people with those qualities.
1) What does the sbmate do?
2) What b the worst aspect
of academic ufe at ubc?
3) What would your first
priority as a senator be?
Elise Brady
1) The senate is the academic decision-making body here at UBC.
2) The worst aspect of academic life here at UBC is the lack of
accessibility of education to disabled -people. An example of this is
the two year language requirement. This takes no account of ,for
example, deaf people who just can't learn a new language that fast.
The administration is inflexible and seems to show a complete lack
of interest
3) My first priority would be to give a voice to disabled students at
UBC. But by addressing disabled peoples issues.I am also addressing
the issues of able-bodied people. Access and flexibility concern us
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Paul Marsden
1) The senate is the academic governing body of this university,
litis includes all decisions regarding policy, rules, regulations, any
aspect of academics.
2) The worst aspect of academic life at UBC is the misappropriation
of funds and the quality of education resulting. For example, despite
a proposed tuition hike there is still a cut in library funds, primarily
to serial collections. Students are being asked to pay more, yet they
are receiving less.
3) As a senator I would have two priorities. First would be to fight
against cuts in library spending. Second would be-to focus on
improving the quality of teaching at this institution. Teaching
should be promoted over research, and excellence in teaching
especially should be promoted. We pay the salaries of professors
and we are not receiving adequate return.
Emile Woo
1) Well, as you know, die senate is the academic governing body
of this university.
2) The worst aspect of academic life at UBC would have to be those
instructors who really don't care about teaching and the attitude of
the administration towards teaching. Good teaching is only
minimally recognized, and promotions committees look almost
exclusively at a professor's ability to chum out paper after paper. I
think thatthe student questionairesandteachingevaluationsurveys
should have more weight in the overall consideration of faculty
3) Over the past three years, I have been working on teaching
standards and there has been a committee set up by a student to
evaluate the environment of teaching. If I am re-elected, I will have
the oppurtunity to move on to that committee.
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Talman Rodocker
1) The senate decides matters of academic policy in the university
and to that extent the senate's probably one of die most important
governing bodies for the university.
2) Having to trudge through the snow. That's it this year.
3) My first priority would have to be to become completely
familiar with the issues that are at hand. What's going on in the
senate sometimes seems to be a mystery to most students and I'm
not completely familiar with all aspects of die senate.
Regan McNeal
As senator-at-large, I will ensure that the student voice is heard.
My goals include:
1) fairness for all students,
2) academic equity,
3) and that the amount of programs and teaching quality is
proportional to fee increases, not the other way round!
Also running are:   Chris Sing
Jerry Olynyk
Samson Shui Yan Hui
Don't forget
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Don't believe what you read
by Lucho van Isschot
A peaceful anti-racism rally took
place on Friday night
But if you read the articles which
appeared over the weekend in both The
Vancouver Sun and The Province, you
might not be aware of that. Both newspapers overlooked the 3,000 protesters who
gathered on the steps of the Vancouver
Art Gallery, and focused instead on a
minor violent altercation that occurred
after the rally had ended.
As the story goes, a group of anti-
racist protesters left the rally site shortly
after 8:00 pm and descended upon the
Century Plaza Hotel, where a handful of
neo-Nazis were holding a meeting. The
protesters shouted, threw a few bricks,
and went home.
Both newspapers were very careful
to report that the police showed up at the
hotel to "protect* the neo-Nazis from the
angry "mob* of protesters.
Because ofthe way in which The Sun
and The Province covered the event, the
neo-Nazis were made out to be the "victims* ofthe "anti-racistmob." By association, the rally itself was cast in a negative
Bob Hackett, a professor in the
Communications Department at SFU,
said he was dismayed, but not surprised,
at the way in which the rally was covered
by the madia. He observed, "It's kind of an
inversion of roles—the Nazis were made
out to be the victims*
"You almost have to wonder sometimes whether it is worthwhile organizing a rally when this is the outcome,* he
"I recall that the same thing happened following the rally protesting the
Gulf War exactly two years ago," Hackett
Indeed, following the anti-Gulf War
rally which took place two years ago, the
media focused on the fact that a small
group of protesters took it upon themselves to vandalize some armed forces
recruiting posters and break some windows after the rally had ended.
But hey, you might be saying to
yourself, recruiting posters should be
vandalized. Fair enough. Unfortunately,
most people aren't as iconoclast as you.
Most people actually respect the armed
And journalists know it
Journalists know that if they write
a story about young "thugs" defacing recruiting posters, that it will be seen as a
negative thing, and that it will cast a
negative light upon anyone who stands
up against militarism.
So, why would a journalist write
such a story? That is the question.
According to Hackett, the anti-war
rally, like last Friday's rally, was "discur-
sively-appropriated by the corporate
media—who have their own priorities*
"Theirpriorities," he said, "are to
sell newspapers and to get people to watch
their newscasts. Covering violence and
conflict are effective in that way."
Could it be that corporate media
outlets like The Sun and The Province
also have an interest in ignoring or undermining the issue of racism? Think
about it
By covering Friday's protest as they
did, The Sun and The Province accomplished three things: they sold newspapers, they undermined the protest itself,
and they undermined the very serious
issue of racism.
According to Hackett, the media
has a long history of undermining political protests—and the serious issues they
attempt to address—dating back to the
"There is an analogy here. Many-
people who participated in the peace
movement in the 1960s were actually-
more hated than the Vietnam War itself.
It was partly the media's doing, but it
was also partly the movement's doing as
well,* he said. "Paradoxically, the
movement's public image may have
helped to prolong the war itself."
The peace movement during the
60s is remembered as a sustained campaign that had a lasting impact on North
America's collective conscience. Friday's
protest, on the other hand, will be remembered as nothing more than an isolated incident, a piece of entertaining
hyperbole—a "pseudo-event* in a "peek-
a-boo" world, as media analyst Neil Post
man would say.
As far as The Sun and The Province
are concerned, news items are like snack
foods to be eaten on the run. These newspapers do not attempt to bring any
analysis or context to their coverage.
Hackett called this practice, "The
fragmentation of issues."
"Themediadon'tattempt to describe
how racism, militarism and sexism are
connected,* he said. "With respect to
Friday's rally, the media, saw the different community groups that came together
as hitching their wagons to an issue for
opportunistic reasons. They didnt see
that there were people there who make
the connections and have a coherent
analysis of these systems."
Paul Gill of the BC Organization to
Fight Racism concurred with Hackett
He said, "The main problem is that the
media don't do their homework and they
dont provide any background.*
Gill, who helped organize the protest, said it was frustrating to see how the
media covered the event
Nevertheless, he said, the rally was
necessary. "We had to respond,* he said.
"I think you cant do anything but respond when racists say they have a right
to meet*
Gill said that he daesnt blame the
people who went to confront the neo-
Nazis at the Century Plaza Hotel for
derailing the goals of the rally.
It's hard to blame anyone specifically,* he said. "Although I didnt participate in the confrontation, I understand
why some people wanted to do that*
Hackett reacted more cynically. He
said, "When a group of people does that,
they are setting themselves up."
Hackett speculated that in fact, the
confrontation outside of the Century Plaza
may have been a set-up. The neo-Nazis,
who could easily have anticipated the
media's response, may heive leaked news
about their meeting at the hotel to anti-
racist protesters in a calculated attempt
to provoke a confrontation.
"If they had wanted to have a secret
meeting, it would have been a secret,"
Hackett said.
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by Douglas Ferris
UBC film professor Chris
Gallagher's newest
iilm.WVi<»#•«• is Memory, is the
story of an amnesiac who, in
searching for his lost self, is
condemned to relive his
supposed life somewhere
between Hitler's Third Reich
and the present.
Where is Memo;
Pacific Cinemateque:
Friday January 29
Hitler and the
Third Reich are
presented as ideas
easily manipulated^
once they have
passed through
memory into the
realm of history
where each writer
will present and
rearrange the "facts J
as they see fit.
Gallagher combines documentary
evidence ofthe
regime's orgy of destruction with a narrative ultimately blending
fact with fiction, memory
with denial.
The main character
(played by Peter Loeffier)
after uncovering a suitcase
filled with Nazi memorabilia,
journeys around the occupied
JEurope ofthe Third Reich like
iker. With these
ilysts he moves
t-ld a
a sleep*
objects as car
between past anct-
wrestling with his own-
collective conscience.
A chilling sense of recollection is suggested by images
such as dead soldiers next to a
farmhouse that exists today.
Gallagher uses vintage film
cameras in the present, but
sees newsreel German soldiers through the viewfinder.
Included in the toxt are
interviews with a former
fighter ace and a survivor of
Dachau who, although from
different sides ofthe war,
have come lo similar conclusions about the Third Reich.
This past mixes with the
main character's own reality
and the gradual realization
ofthe Nazi's horror drives
the sleepwalker to a desperate act. He tries to shoot
Hitler but misses, as Hitler
was there 50 years before
Gallagher suggests that
"the sleepwalker is the
personification ofthe future
where there is no memory of
the Second World War,
where there is only history.
The sleepwalkers may
actually come to pass as the
past is romanticized and
altered to make it more
palatable. It would be nice to
believe that it never happened, but the evidence
shows us that it did...not
many people even know
about it now."
"I wanted to explore the
relationship of memory to
■- history in terms ofthe Third
•.Reich. I feel that history
..becomes more theoretical
-.and abstract as it loses
i the emotion of
memory," he says.
refers to the possibility of someone from
the future looking at
footage of Hitler
and Himmler
laughing and
chumming it up,
I thinking they were
, normal rational
people and wondering whether the
historical facts
surrounding them are
true. Those who have
never seen Holocaust
footage might be
tempted to believe
people like David Irving.
"There is a naked truth to
imagery, it is the closest we
can come to first-hand evidence of an actual occurrence. History on the other
hand is selective, and is us
to highlight specific as
Hitler's Thous
Reich exists <
1 Year
*fsioned, as the ruins
'lost civilization viewed
~by future people, although
not quite in the time frame he
had imagined.
Gallagher said, "The
Thousand Year Reich is the
scar left in humanity that'll
take a thousand years to heal
from if we can actually heal
from it at all."
Jobs with JobLink
JobLink is expanding! In conjunction with UBC Student Placement Office,
the Alma Mater Society is going to help you find employment all year round.
Responsibilities include: organizing the
transition from a summer programme to a
year round one; liaising between the AMS
and UBC Student Placement Office; developing marketing strategies aimed at employers; developing educational material
and programmes aimed at students; assigning and supervising the work of JobLink
Assistants; and producing written reports
We are looking for applicants with:
experience in the human resource field,
marketing and media relations; the ability
to work effectively with students, employers and the staffs of the AMS and UBC;
extensive knowledge of the AMS and UBC.
The wage is $10.73 per hour. Applicants
must be available for a minimum of 10 and
a maximum of 15 hours per week from
Monday, February 15 to Friday, April 23.
From Monday, April 26 to Friday, August 27,
applicants must be available for a 37.5 hour
work week. 'Please note that a candidate
is under consideration.
Responsibilities include: assisting the
Job-Link Coordinator in his/her responsibilities.
We are looking for applicants with: the
ability to work effectively with students,
employers and the staffs of the AMS and
UBC; creative ideas on promoting students
to employers; and the ability to work
effectively in a busy atmosphere.
The wage is $9.73 per hour. Applicants
must be available for 7.5 hours per week
from Monday, February 15 to Friday, April
23. From Monday, April 26 to Friday, September 3, applicants must be available for
a 37.5 hour work week. Preference will be
given to those applicants that are returning for the 1993/94 academic year.
Further information may be obtained from
Carole Forsythe, AMS Vice President in SUB
248 at 822-3092.
Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on
Friday, January 29- Please deliver your
resume to Terri Folsom, Administrative
Assistant, in SUB 238.
January 26,1993


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