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Volume 75, No. 47
Vancouver, B.C.^ff_«S3Hc» March 31, 1993, 'Announcement board'
BC Dietitians' & Nutritionists'Assoc. & Student
Health Outreach. Forum
on "Nutritional Issues for
Women." Topics: Bone
Health and Calcium,
Body Weight and Body
linage. Nutrient sat Risk.
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#2.
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put sive overeaters.
anorexics & bulemics.
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UBC School of Music.
Alan Rinehart, guitar.
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The Ubyssey emerges
trotskyist League Class
Series - Marxism and
World Revolution.
"Forge a Revolutionary
Workers Party!" 7:30pm,
SUB Rm. 205.
Christian Science Organization. Testimony
Meeting, everyone is
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B234.
UBC School of Music.
UBC Symphonic Wind
Ensemble, Martin
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12:30pm   Old  Audito-
UBC School of Music.
UBC Symphonic Wind
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8pm Old Auditorium.
UBC School of Music.
UBC Chamber Singers. 12:30pm Recital
Hall.
UBC Zen Society-
Lecture: Dr. Loys
Maingon, "Zen and
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Buch 13121.
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Sessionals stuck at the bottom
by Graham Cook
While the members of
UBC's unionized staff fight
contracting out and the loss of
job security, "contracted out"
instructors are increasingly
appearing in the classroom.
They're called sessionals,
and they occupy one ofthe lowest rungs ofthe teaching hierarchy.
Sessionals are hired for
one-year terms at UBC, and
they often don't learn until the
last minute whether they've
been re-hired for the next year.
Regular professors who are
hired to "tenure-track" positions must be given tenure (a
near-permanent teaching position) after five years of in-
structionnw they are not rehired. Sessionals receive no
such guarantee, and can be rehired over and over without
the prospect of a permanent
job.
Brian Elliott, a (non-sessional) professor in Sociology
at UBC, says that this is more
evidence that "the business
ethos has invaded public institutions."
The hiring of sessionals
"mirrors the quest for 'flexibility* in the economy at large,"
Elliott said.
"Institutions both public
and private have moved towards this more flexible, casual
sort of labour," he said.
"It's cheaper, because there
are fewer benefits to pay out—
for example, for visiting instructors you don't have to pay
pension benefits," he said.
Orvin Lau, student representative on the Board of Governors, sees the sessionals as
"a cost-cutting measure on the
university's behalf."
His BOG colleague Michael
Hughes agreed, saying that
UBC is showing real hypocrisy
by hiring sessionals.
"The university makes the
argument that research is an
essential part of teaching, but
sessionals do no research,"
Hughes said.
"Despite recommendations
that senior faculty should be
teaching first-year courses,
those sorts of courses are
often relegated to sessionals,"
Lau said.
Lau pointed to the 1991
Smith Commission on university education which recommended that "all senior professors take some share in teaching undergraduate courses." At
UBC, at least, that isn't happening.
Hughes thinks that many
sessionals feel forced to stay
quiet about their positions be
cause of their tenuous job positions.
"Duringthe strike last year,
a lot of sessionals felt compelled
to cross picket lines because
their contracts were up for renewal, even though many of
them were sympathetic to the
strike," Hughes said.
Brian Elliott also sees
sessionals facing increased
pressures, and is surprised at
what he calls "the quiescence
here. I think it has to do with
the fact that every educational
institution in BC has its own
separate, balkanized professional association."
"It's very different from
Britain, say, where you have
faculty associations that are
much more like unions in the
way that they agitate for their
rights," he said.
"Hey guys, I think you mbwd a spot."
STEPHEN SAMUEL PHOTO
Fine Arts students protest cancellations
by Lucho van Isschot
Several core courses within
the UBC Fine Arts department
have been cancelled as a direct
result ofthe recently announced
campus-wide hiring freeze.
Some students in the de
partment believe the deletion
of these classes is only the latest phase in the dissolution of
the Fine Arts program. They
have started a petition drive to
protest the cuts.
Janette Lush, a third year
Fine Arts student, said that
because of the cancellations,
she might not be able to
graduate next year.
The fourth year drawing
course that Lush needs to finish her degree is one of three
Give the new arts
reps a piece of your mind!
Results ofthe Arts Undergraduate
Society elections have been tabulated
and a new executive has assumed office.
Andrew Heys has been elected
president** Sheilen Martel vice president (administration), Stephanie
Drinnan vice president (communications), Ho Min Urn academic coordinator and Garett Pratt treasurer.
Additionally, four AMS council
representatives,asecond-year rep and
eight general officers were elected,
Pt«sident-elect Heys admitted that
he has a lot to learn about what his new
job will entafl, "My first priority is to
try and settle in here and figure out
how things work."
He said that while he doesn't really
have a plan of action he hopes that arts
students will provide him with some
direction.
Td also like to work clloser with
-dubs," Heys said. It's hard for one
central body to keep in touch with
everything that's going on."
Heys said thathe is concerned about
the current state of arts education at
UBC, but that he needs students to get
involved and to keep the Society informed about specific problems that
need to be addressed*
courses not being offered in the
fall. Lush, and others in the
same predicament, may have
to try to squeeze their way into
upper-level painting or sculpture classes in order to meet
graduation requirements.
"Basically, what we have
to do is throw ourselves at the
mercy of other instructors to
loosen the prerequisites for
courses that we may not even
really be qualified for," she said.
Kurt Zubatiuk, a second
year student, said Fine Arts
-facilities at UBC are inadequate for the number of students enrolled. He also said that
although UBC's Fine Arts instructors are highly qualified,
there are too few of them.
This place is, on the whole,
tiny, and tohave ahiringfr eeze
on top of that is bullshit," said
the recent Queens graduate. "I
think that maybe people here
just don't expect any better."
Lush added, "When you
start cutting the number of
students in first year courses
you continue the process of
erosion."   --
In addition to the drawing
course, a third year art history
course and three of the seven
sections of Fine Arts 181—an
introductory studio course—
have been cancelled.
James Caswell, head ofthe
fine arts department said, "The
cuts that we've had to make
thus far have hit the studio
side of our operations the hardest."
In particular, Caswell said,
"Increasing the size ofFine Arts
181 sections to 25 students each
is ridiculous, considering the
size ofthe space thatthe course
is taught in."
When asked whether he
thought there might be a last
minute reprieve from the administration that would allow
thehiring of sessionals, Caswell
said, "I could wish for that, but
I'll have to be pessimistic and
say probably not"
"I don't think that we are
the worst hit department,"
Caswell added, noting that
the English department, which
relies heavily on sessionals
to teach first year- courses,
has been devastated by the
hiring freeze.
March 31,1993
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McWhinney faces mass Chinese mutiny
by Chung Wong
w.
Sun story "badly done"
HEN Vancouver Sun re
» Y porterDougWardphoned
up Sophia Leung, he pigeon-holed
her as the Chinese candidate
threatening to topple a white "constitutional svengali."
Leung was running for the
Liberal candidacy in Vancouver
Quadra against a candidate whose
illustrious history Ward had profiled only a few months earlier, Ed
McWhinney.
But unlike when he questioned
McWhinney, Ward didn't ask
Leung about her political campaign
or her credentials.
He only asked questions about
her race—especially her support
from her race.
Indeed the word race itself—
an English invention—implies a
competition of ethnicity.
After Ward's article, the political race did, in fact, become an
ethnic race.
The Sun article entitled "Political scientist hurt in collision
with real-world politics" miserably
failed to focus on the source of
McWhinney's "hurt." Almost every Chinese-Canadian reader perceived his "hurt" to be related to
the number of Chinese-Canadian
supporters Leung had secured.
A rush of phone calls from
opponents to massive Asian political participation even arrived at
McWhinney's campaign office after the article was widely read.
Of 647 votes cast at the Liberal nomination last week,
McWhinney narrowly beat Leung
by a contested 28 votes in the final
ballot. He had trailed her earlier in
the first two ballots 368-257 and
321-254.
With The Sun article, many
Chinese in Leung's camp left feeling they were beaten by supportfor
another race.
Ever since, McWhinney's
campaign crew has attempted to
execute damage control as flocks of
Chinese-Canadian Liberals in
Quadra are pondering a party
switch to support NDP Quadra
candidate Tommy Tao. One in five
eligible voters in Quadra—which
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stretches around UBC and is bordered by 16th, 41st, and
Nanaimo—is Chinese-Canadian.
Ward's Sun article focused on
"ethnic stacking"—how an increased number of Indo-Canadians and Chinese-Canadians (not
simply "Canadians") has been
stirring up "controversy" with their
increased participation in party
politics. The reason is race," he
reported.
The article effectively reported
that McWhinney's campaign credentials were being threatened by
Leung's Chinese support.
It appeared in The Sun the
day before the nomination night.
McWhinney, an SFU political
science professor, was unable to
speak to the Chinese in Leung's
camp after his victory because he
apparently lost his voice. Instead
he followed through with a letter-
to-the-editor in The Sun attempting to clarify that he was not upset
by ethnic participation but rather
out-of-riding voting provisions.
But so far, scores of concerned
Chinese-Canadians are not buying it.
McWhinney campaign manager Mark Cameron downplayed
McWhinney's role in The Sun article as "guilt by association."
"We thought [the article] actually served to damage the campaign [prior to nomination],"
Cameron said. "Anyone can see
that being associated with anti-
Asian sentiments does not help."
"Ward's article was badly done.
We are clearly not opposed to ethnic
participation. He (Ward) couldVe
wrote thst Hemer's staff was
stacked with the Irish but he didnt.
There's nothing wrong with it"
The Liberal party in Quadra
is now scrambling for party unity
after the contested five-hour
nomination meeting whose operation may have been severely
flawed. Forinstance, if a registered
voter had to leave early—even
before the first ballot was cast—
the individual could simply call in
an outside replacement (even a
non-Liberal) as no identification
was apparently needed during
ballot casting.
McWhinney's challenge is now
to explain why he won. His campaign crew insists it was because
McWhinney, was "most in touch
with the issues."
They also claim to have "large
numbers of supporters from the
Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek and
Indo-Canadian communities" and
UBC students.
But that was not the image
the Sun's front-page photo sent to
the Chinese community the day
after McWhinney's victory. It had
showed several white seniors saluting his victory. McWhinney had
been an aide to Lester B. Pearson
several decades ago.
Every picture tells a story. If
what McWhinney's campaign crew
say is true, perhaps the front page
photo didn't tell the right one.
Perhaps it was an illusion.
However, a reporter has the
responsibility to report on popular
perception. In this case, several
hundred Chinese in Vancouver and
Canadian citizens aligned with
anti-Asian sentiments believe the
Sun portrayed McWhinney as an
opponent to Chinese-Canadians.
That was the popular perception.
Even simple-minded rednecks*
picked it up.
Hi-tech job hotline
will come to UBC
by Lucho van isschot
A new 24-hour job
hotline will be open to UBC
students as of May 1.
Students will be able to
gain access to the line free
of charge by using a touch-
tone phone. And if all goes
according to plan, would-
be employers w_Q advertise
available positions by leaving detailed messages on
the line.
Karin Albert, a UBC
graduate who worlds for
Joblink, is hopeful that the
phone-in system will! help
students in their upcoming
summer job searches.
According to Albert, the
Career Voice Link—as the
system is called—was first
developed by an American
company, and has been
used successfully at several
US universities.
Albert said students are
probably going to need all
the help they can get in
trying to find summer work
in the coming months,
However, Albert said
the best strategy for job
hunting in these difficult
times may be cold-calling.
That is, she said, students
should go out of their way
to seek out employers—
rather thanwaitingforjobs
to be advertised.
Roughly 80 per cent of
available jobs are never
even advertised, according
to Albert.
"Employers are reluctant to advertise—especially in newspapers—be-*
cause then they get
swamped with resumes and
covering letters, and processing them can cost a
lot,* she said.
Information regarding
thenew servicewillbemade
availaMe to students by the
end of April at the Joblink
office in the SUB concourse.
The hotltne number will be
822-8668.
this may be the last issue but
we're not done yet, no siree
(try as they may), come
check us out! staff meeting
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UBC a world of shopportunity for drug lords
by FranoM Foran
The world's largest drug
company and UBC
have struck a multi-
millibn - dollar deal, but
public eyes aren't allowed to
see it.
"The contract is totally private. Ifs not a public document
in any way, shape or form. Ifs a
business document drawn up at
very high levels of government,
UBC and Merck," said Al
MacDonald of Merck Frosst, the
Canadian subsidiary of New
Jersey-based drug company,
Merck Co.
According to genetics professor Michael Hayden, one of
the insiders on this deal which
marked the highest grant to a
university in the drug
company's history, "There is no
contract."
But the result of negotiations
on the secretive deal was heralded last September through a
UBC public relations memo announcing that Merck Frosst
would invest $15 million for a
genetics research centre, headed
by Hayden, if drug patent Bill C-
91 were passed. Late last December, it was. As promised, the
money has come through.
The power brokers who are
privy to the deal are reluctant to clarify what
exactly the university has mortgaged for this shot in the budget
arm. Some onlookers are critical
of the recent trend that the deal
typifies: cash-strapped schools
marrying industry, using academic integrity, cheap research
labour, and in this case, political
power as a dowry.
History of science and technology professor at York University David Noble says that
drug companies used investment promises to rally the Canadian scientific community
to push Bill C-91 through Parliament.
"Ifs sellout science," he said.
Merck'sMacDonald doesn't
'There are very   /
attractive tax
incentives to attract
investments frorrii
'intelligent7
industries, like
research and
development"
refute this. "Scientists across
Canada supported industry on
Bill C-91. Industry contributes
far more money to research than
federal granting agencies and
because of that, scientists have
stood upand supported what we
are doing. Our funds are their
lifeblood."
The Bill gave extended
patent protection to drug companies and ended the compulsory licensing program Which
obliged patents to be availed to
generic companies. The extended patent monopolies will
drive the cost of drugs up $129
million, according to government estimates—much more by
others', such as the Canadian
Drug Manufacturing Association.
"They couldn't care less
what happens to the price of
drugs. Pharmaceuticals get
publicly funded research and get
a break on the university's
patent. Canadians pay for the
research at the university and
again through the higher price
of drugs," Noblesaid.
The new alliances between
schools and industry are happening at the same time government is getting out of the education business. The Merck Frosst
centre, also known as the molecular medicine and therapeutics centre, has strange parallels with the government-initiated UBC-based Genetic Diseases Network. The GDN is a
"centre of excellence"—the result of a 1988 federal project designed to strengthen academic
and industrial collaboration by
matching public and private
sector contributions to the centres.
Michael Hayden is the coordinator of the GDN
and,notsurprisingly,the
industrial sponsor infusing
$500,000 into that programme is
Merck Frosst
"Merck chose to work here
[on the new centre] because of
the contact through the Canadian Genetic Disease Network,"
said Hayden. "They needed
government support and an eri-
"Individual researchers in corporate partnerships
don't see the environment'as academic. Ifs a straight-
up business deal,
university research
for bargain basement prices/'
vironment that welcomed this
kind of investment"
Apparently the feds were
more than willing to legislate
that environment through Bill
C-91 if it transferred some of the
burden of funding research as
well.
"Government is trying to
bring in industries that won't be
lost to the third-world like resource industries have been,"
said MacDonald. "There are very
attractive tax incentives to attract investments from 'intelli-
genf industries, like research
and development"
MacDonald isquick to point
out that drug companies made
concessions for their gains with
Bill C-91. Merck will now be
giving 10 per cent of its $10 billion in annual sales to research
and development. And $400
million slated for R & D in other
countries will be spent in Canada
now that patent protection has
been extended, he said.
Any deal between a school
and a corporate partner is
unequal, said Noble,
because the latter has the money
and schools are fire-sale broke.
"Individual researchers in corporate partnerships don't see the
environment as academic. Ifs a
straight-up business deal, university research for bargain
basement prices."
Even if the deal isn't an
actual sale, the appearance of the University's
compromise is damaging, said
UBC political science prof Philip
Resnick.
"The patron-client relationship could jeopardize the
"The patron-client
relationship could
jeopardize the
perceived
independence of the
academic
environment."
are underwriting it."
The building for the new
centre will have to be financed
by the provincial government.
And there has been no guarantee that the estimated $15 million
necessary for the building is
forthcoming, Hayden said.
Once the Merck Frosst centre is operating, Noble said it
will likely be involved in "directed basic research" to protect
the industrial partner's investment.
Steven Pelech, UBC assis-
tantprofessor of medicine,
said federal funds for
research are dwindling and the
university will take money regardless of who's offering it.
Winner of the 1993 Merck Frosst
Prize for his work on cell growth
and division, Pelech said the fo-
cusof research will be shaped by
the interests of the sponsor, but
according to him thafs not necessarily a bad thing.
"IhelWgdrugcompaniesare
dangling the carrot and saying
they'll spend their research dollars in Canada and it is in our
interest to have them do so. If s a
tradeoff for the drug companies,
but the money has to come from
somewhere" he said.
He also said Merck was
"very interested" in his research
because it could lead to "rational
drug design" based on his work
on the shapes of enzymes.
perceived independence of the
academic environment. There's
a tarnishing that goes on in a
privileged relationship between
companies and the research
community," he said.
The company's ties to the
Uni versityhasdirect benefits for
the academic community,
MacDonald said. Specifically,
through the GDN, the company
subsidizes three graduate students.
But in the $15 million deal
the winner is not the student, the
taxpayer or theUniversity,N6ble
said.
The company gets subsidized research, the University's
buildings and labequipment, the
licensed patent and a university
hospital patient on which to
conduct drug trials.
"Fifteen million is spare
changeto Merck," hesaid. "What
looks like benefaction is a subsidy to Merck Frosst. The bulk of
the resources that create and
sustain the results of research is
not the investment of $15 million, ifs way more.
"Students and taxpayers
aren't party to the deal, but they
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Circumcision for
women bad
Canada, a country known in
the world as a tolerant welcoming
nation, is gradually forced to come
to grips with the paradoxical nature ofthe notion of tolerance. As
Canada increasingly becomes a
multicultural society, the need to
reconcile different values of numerous ethnic groups remains a
challenge.
What are some images which
come to mind when one thinks
about Canada: the sense of informality ofthe Canadians; their lack
of stuffiness; their generosity in
sending peacekeepers to other less
fortunate regions ofthe world; their
friendliness in receiving people; in
opening their houses to others.
These admirable qualities should
warrant great applause. There is a
sense of fair play, freedom and
individuality which makes Canada
unique.
The prevalent practice of female circumcision among the
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Ethiopian and Somalian communities in Canada raises a disturbing question for the Canadian
government of how to deal with a
practice which reflects a want in
certain cultures for the preservation of a woman's chastity involving excruciating bodily mutilation.
Undoubtedly, the notion of
tolerance should be examined by
each of us living in Canada. There
are a few definitions concerning
tolerance. One of them defines it
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others think, live, or worship according to their own beliefs and to
refrain from judging harshly or
with blind prejudice." Another
definition is "an allowed amount of
variation from a standard."
Since the pain, agony, the potential dangers and permanent
injuries that a female circumcision
operation causes are detrimental
to a person's well being, the Canadian government must take
some actions against this practice.
Of course, education and open
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Somalian communities are the best
routes in resolving this problem;
however, if necessary, laws should
be enacted so that if any physician
either recommends or performs a
female circumcision operation
solely for the purpose of a ritual
compliance, he/she should be considered guilty of malpractice and
severely punished. Furthermore,
had the practice of the binding of
Chinese women's feet continued
today in Canada, the Canadian
government would have to implement some legal measures against
it.
We must not forget that civilization has come along way toward
social enlightenment. Brutal practice common in the Middle Ages
wouldnot be toleratedinour society
today. For example, innocent boys
were forced to undergo the frightful mutilation of castration (this
was before the discovery of
anaesthesia!) in order to secure
soprano voi ces for the church choir,
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by Rachuna Raizada
Three vibrant colours, three
young choreographers, three
contem porary creati on s.
A stimulating peribrmance
by Ballet BC in the fourth of its
DanceAlive Series. The dramatic-
red of "Suite". The deep purple of
"Evensong."' And finally, the
dazzling yellow of "Go Slow,
Walter." A rhythmic, energized,
athleticism that has come to
characterize Ballet BC's dancers.
DANCE
Ballet British Columbia
DanceAlive Series
Queen Elizabeth Theatre '
March 25-27
This company is indeed
developing a character—contemporary and confident—something
like its artistic director John
Alleyne. Ever since he joined the
company last summer Alleyne
has worked enthusiastically at
his stated goals of developing the
dance, and developing the
dancers. To this end, two ofthe
works featured in this performance—"Evensong" and "Go
Slow, Walter" have been created
specifically for the company. For
Alleyne, this is essential to
Ballet BC's creative development, "to have a repertoire of
work which is ours."
Within a short period of
time, Alleyne has succeeded in
putting his own innovative
stamp on the company. In the
pieces he chose for the performance he has been creative, but
also pragmatic. "Evensong" by
Canadian choreographer Christopher House was commissioned
partly because "lie is an important figure in the Canadian
dance community and it's
important for us to have a work
of'his."
In his interpretation of
dance, Alleyne focuses on the
minimum vocabulary of dance
and the stage; in "buildin]
environment utilizing only the
essential tools ofthe ballet." This
includes the music, the body, the
floor, the wings, the leotards. He
takes these elements and alters
them slightly, just enough to
offer a fresh perspective.
With the body, he is concerned with "developing new
ideas of line and balance."
Monochrome, ahnost-gender-
neutral bodysuits were used for
the major part ofthe evening—
one colour for each piece, a
technique which created a    ,
unique characterization for each
dance.
The performance opened
with "Suite" (1989) by Uwe
Scholz, danced to piano music by
Rachmaninoff. This piece was
just beautiful. The music was
alive on the stage, the dance and
the dancers were the music.
Classically based ("this piece
takes us back to our roots,"
Alleyne puts it), this piece was
both technically challenging and
aesthetically stunning.
The easy flowing symmetry
of movement was carried solely
by the strength of its dancers
and the intelligence of its
choreography, with a pause for a
refreshing sense of humour.
Ballet BC is the first North
ballet by Scholz, and given the
strong intelligent beauty of this
work, one can only hope that
Alleyne's close personal contacts
with Scholz will bring more of
his work to Vancouver.
"Go Slow, Walter," the final
piece ofthe evening was created
by Alleyne on Ballet BC in 1990.
It is danced to music by John
Cage—"Three Dances for Two
Prepared Pianos". The "prepared" piano music refers to a
technique developed by ('age
whereby various objects are
placed on the piano strings so ■
to muitle the sounds, giving a
percussion effect. Alleyne's
choreography relies heavily on
percussion to bring alive its
robust physical energy. Described by Alleyne, the name of
this dance expresses the feeling
that there comes a stage \vhere
the music builds up to the point
where you want to say "stop,
slow down!" (What about Walter?
Well, the title was first seen
somewhere as graffiti i.
The inventiveness ofthe
choreography comes partly from
its use ofthe floor, and an
interesting manner of introducing the dancers. They walk on
the stage and wait till they are
ready to dance, and then walk off
again. The dancers are an
integral part'of Alleyne's creative
process and this was apparent in
the disciplined exuberance that
they brought to this piece.
The evening confirmed that
Ballet BC has recovered from the
problems it has faced in the p;i-st
couple of years.
This performance was
essentially enjoyable, and often
exciting. Ballet BC is here to
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by Rick Hiebert
Canada's First Nations: A
History of Founding Peoples From
Earliest Times, by recently retired
University of Alberta history
professor Olive Dickason. offers a
well-researched historical overview of the major trends affecting
Canada's aboriginal peoples.
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Canada's First Nations
By Olive Patricia Dickinson
McClelland and Stewart
The book is very well researched and jam-packed with
facts. Dickason has a writing style
that passes along a great deal of
information in a relatively small
amount of space. Any reader
reading this book would have a
good, basic understanding of
aboriginal history in Canada.
She evidently tried hard to
adopt an "objective" tone and her
attempts at being balanced make
the book accessible to a wide
readership. Dickason examines
throughout the book how Natives
and the whites who dominated
government and trade interacted
with each other, passing along
information that is often not
common knowledge. Facts dominate her account and the book is
excellently researched, due to the
time that Dickason took to look
through obscure government
reports and historical records.
Laudably, she likes to take note
of Native firsts, and some of the
ways that aboriginal people have
contributed to Canadian society,
particularly in recent years.
The author may have subconsciously intended for her book to
be someday used as an upper-
grade high school or college
textbook and it is well-suited for a
general survey course. However,
some of the natural attributes of
this style lead to possible flaws.
The book is a little dry in its
prose, which could alienate some
readers. It may have been a good
idea to include more anecdotes and
try to bring the history to life by
occasionally examining the lives of
some individuals in order to understand First Nations people better as
people, and not just as a mass.
Granted, in a survey history one
cannot do this on a wholesale basis,
but it would be good to have more
people one could empathize with in
this cook.
Dickason is balanced, which I
liked, but some readers may have a
problem with. She treats the history
of Natives as primarily one of
whites not understanding or mistreating them (which can make
sense given the benefit of historical
hindsight) but she also argues that
Native peoples, particularly in the
colonial era, had an understanding
of their own self-interest and often
acted upon it.
The author notes the imperfections of Native actions and civilizations and also discusses the role of
whites who she believes wanted to
help and be fair to First Nations
peoples.
Readers who feel that whites as
a whole have had a racial agenda
directed against Natives may differ
with some of Dickason's interpretations. It's nowhere near a whitewash, but someone well-versed in
recent interpretations of Native
history may find themself disagreeing with the author as they read.
Faults aside, Canada's First
Nations is a defintive historical
survey of Canadian aboriginal
history. Reading it is well worth the
effort.
Living in the Canadian hyphen
Post-redress for a nisei writer
by Steve Chow
It's 1*30in the afternoon andlhaven't
been this nervous since my first date.
An open door and a grin follows my
knocks.
Joy Kogawa accepts die box of baked
goods I brought from Chinatown with a
wide smile.
"Very .Wan," she says. "Let's have
tea."
Her East Vancouver home isn't very
large at all, yet there seems to be space
everywhere. From the outside, one would
never guess that one of Canada's most important novelists lives within the walls.
But then again, what was I expecting?
INTERVIEW
Joj Kogawa
Novelist
An elderly man shuffles into the room
to see who has arrived. "This is my father,''
die say s, and I reach out to shake a hand that
helped shape Japanese-Canadian history.
She goes into die kitchen to prepare
our tea and I sit down on a couch to go over
my notes. As usual, my interview questions
•■re scribbled inawritinglcan^recognize as
my own.
Around the room, faces from a black
and while past stare into the present This is
important, I tell myself. It's not just any
interview.
Joy Kogawa, for all her contributions
totheJapanese-Canadianredressmovement,
rarely conducts interviews with anyone; her
reticence is broken by her own published
word, not her spoken word.
Now I'm sharing tea and conversation
in her home.
She sits on the floor in front of me. In
between sips of her cup she gazes out the
window.
It'sbeenoveradecade since Kogawa's
Obasan entered Canadian political and literary consciousness. Her novel won several
awards for its painful documentation of
Japanese-Canadian evacuation, internment
and dispersal during the SecondWorldWar.
Passages were read aloud by Brian Mulroney
in Parliament when redress was formally
acknowledged.
Though her novel has been generally
received as the quintessential account of die
Japanese-Canadian experience during the
forties, she is quick to point out that it is but
erne peculiar story told from one small perspective.
Itsuka documents the political redress
movement where Obason left off, but is
very much "in the day," perhaps too concerned with politics. Neither she nor her
critics ate particularly happy with it.
She is the first to acknowledge that the
newer work lacks the imagery, narrative
strength and passion of Obasan. A revised
paperback version is expected soon, but
Kogawa still wonders that if it were not for
Obasan, perhaps Itsuka might never have
been written.
Kogawa's participation in die redress
movement was a defiant embrace of her
personal history in die face of Canada's
racist legacy.
"There's a kind of ferocity of feeling
in the community—it was so passionate
because a lot of it had been buried, a lot of
things had been denied.
1 feel very grateful that this movement was there at a time when I was able to
be part of it It'sin the consciousness of the
country now."
In between the two books, she has
moved through a political reality from which
she is trying to exit at present.
1 know that causes a lot of difficulty
forpeople. They get angry, butlhave something else I have to do and I have to deal with
that."
A passage in her new book Itsuka
reads: "all of us Japanese-Canadians are
oriental westerners. We're bridges. We span
the gap. It's our fate and our calling—to be
hyphens—to be diplomats."
Kogawa explains that living in the
hyphen means to be in motion from one
place to another.
"If like you and me and most of us in
this country, we have roots elsewhere, then
we are sort of connecting these things all the
time, one way or another, negotiating them,
expressing than, interpreting through them,
and informing from a slightly different perspective all the time.
It means to be conscious ofthe ways
in which our roots have been formed or the
way we were formed out of ourroots and the
way in which we leaf ourselves in the day. It
means to be aware of the whole plant"
The humiliation of the internment and
subsequent relocation was an affront to the
humanity of Japanese immigrants and first
generation Japanese like Kogawa. Her
novels express great resolve, but also bitterness and anger at die humiliation and
suffering inflicted by racism. Nothing in her
voice suggests the latter qualities now.
"Maybe I'm just too old to be angry,"
die sighs, and her small, late fifty-ish frame,
moved from the floor to the comfort of the
couch, seems to agree.
The issei and nisei (first and second
Japanese-Canadians) were not permitted
to take part in the Canadian identity
during the war. Ironically, with the birth
of multi-culturalism, the hyphenated identity was forced upon all immigrant and
ethnic groups as tbe official national
policy.
Nonetheless, Kogawa's experience
and those of other hyphenated peoples have
been brought out of themafgins of Canadian
history, and into contemporary cultural consciousness.
Tve dropped a little drop of water
into the ocean, and everybody else is dropping theirs. And that's what it means to be
Canadian—all of our little stories."
Although she speaks excitedly about
the multi-cultural ideal, Kogawa doesn't
place herself -wholly in its symbolism.
"When I create for myself a hierarchy
of identity, being Canadian is not at the top
of the list. Being Japanese-Canadian isn't
anywhere near the top of that list There are
a lot of other things for me to identify
passionately with than my nation, or my
ethnicity.
"So, this deep identity stuff—die Canadian stuff, the Japanese stuff, the western
stuff, all of that.. .but in the end, what's the
important stuff?"
She pauses before answering her own
question.
"It's all important But maybe the first
stuff you get in your deepest infancy is the
most important stuff."
Tm trapped in my obsession with my
grandchild and that's where I want my time
to go," she says with a note of the wistful.
Looking at a picture of the toddler on the
wall, her face suddenly beams. "It feels in
someways more important than anything
else."
Kogawa's words have affected many
people, but her original intention was not to
write politically charged testaments of Japanese-Canadian history.
"Before I ever wrote I was the same
person who was grappling with that stuff
and the pen just happened to be the medium
through which some of that grappling got an
outlet. I used it to try and figure out what was
happening."
For Kogawa, the pen in its purest form
was a tool for her "grappling," a kind of
exercise.
"Writing for publication is very hard.
But I don't know that I've got much choice
and I think that 111 justkeep doing it It takes
me a long time [to write]. I just spend a lot of
time sort of staring."
Raised as a colonial Canadian, die
was told stories of British kings and queens.
Her first forays into writing reflected this
infliience, rad were fffledwfth blond-haired,
blue-eyed protagonists.
A long time passed before she could
write about herself and her role in the Canadian cultural legacy. Her writing ensures
that the past is not forgotten, that those
silenced by historical racism are ensured a
voice in the Canadian future.
Today, Kogawa wants to withdraw
from the public position as the acknowledged Japanese-Canadian voice, a responsibility die feels all members of that com-*
munity must dure.
"Canada is richer for the Japanese-
Canadian story, with all its many tellings
and in a way, it's too bad that mine gets
trumpeted around."
With this constant political focus on
her works, Kogawa wonders if everything
she produces from now on will be read in die
context "the Obasan author." Under a
pseudonym, perhaps she will escape the
spotlight
"What I want to do now is engage
myself with other than obviously politically
conscious patterns. Some people feel that
kind of concern is a cop-out But I don't
think it is—it's going deeper into something
that goes beyond."
Hfculombe's comeback kicks
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Marc first came to prominence in the SUB as the AMS graduate students' rep a few years ago. He became faiity well-known
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strangest ways. Often his council peers sat staring bewttderedly
for several moments at a time after he spoke.
But now he has found his way up on stage, with a guitar,
tinging and telling bad Jokes and coiling for requests from his
audience.
Marc's repertoire is fairly standard folky stuff—Bruce
Cockburn, Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkei etc—but he fleshes
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quirky setf, too.
Marc is good at what he does. Perhaps he doesn't have a
closet fu8 of Junos, but as a pub performer he's not half bad. He
has mastered that fine balance of being a little too serious without
crossing that fine into being way too serious.
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This letter is in regards to the
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These "Officers* are commonly
seen either in their cars with a
cigarette in their mouths of scurrying around within close proximity to their fuel-driven vehicles
having a cigarette while canvassing parking lots observing for expired meters or other parking infractions. Either way they are
polluting the enviroment.
Suprisingly, the other day, I observed an on-campus parking and
security bicycle patrol; he was
approximetly 50 years old, profes- ^
saonally dressed, and blended well |
in the surrounding enviroment.
On further investigation, I came
to realize that this on-campus bicycle patrol program was instituted on November 18,1992. How
is it them that I never see these
"up and coming officers ofthe law"
on their bikes? Yet I always see
them parading in their imitation
police vehicles which must cost a
bundle to upkeep and maintain
not to mention the enviromental
hazards they have on our ecosystem. Even though this program is
still early in its beginning and it is
illogical to assume that a bicycle
can replace a car on the campus
our size, bicycles are, however,
cost effective as compared to a
$20,000 vehicle, not to mention,
efficient, quick response (within a
2 mile radius), quiet, versatile,
and interact well with the public.
In the above, the most important
aspect is public interaction. To
many of these "officers" it is only a
job, however, it is vital that they
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awkward, but bicycles may be the
solution. Bicycle patrol program
have been proven in other jurisdiction e.g. SFU's student operated
parking and securtity bicycle program, Delta Police Department,
Vancouver Police Department,
Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Seattle Police Department If this is
implemented, maybe then, student
will be more aware of these officers' concerns and would hesitate to
park in to w away zones, handicapp
parking zones, etc... Every body
would have that much more respect for each other; our
enviroment would be that much
cleaner, thes officers would be a bit
more healthier; I would not be
bitchim-p and everybody would be
happier! However, in knowing the
past history of our administration
at UBC, their main concern is not
about us or the environment, but
rather, their bottom line is
monev...padding their own wallets
and the wallets of their colleagues.
Kenneth Kim
Physical Education 4
i    Campus Times
j Misunderstanding
Having reviewed tiie article
published in the Campus Times
"Arab and Israeli week: problems
and progress" (March 2nd, 1993),
the executive committee of the
Arab Student Society deems it
necessary to make the following
points clear:
1. The opinions expressed in
the article are the personal opinions of Ms. Araji (president ofthe
Arab Student Society and not those
ofthe society itself.
2. Contrary to what was presented in the article, the Arab Student Society does not have a policy
of not talking or working with the
Hillel club or any other student
organisation.
3. The Arab Student Society
did indeed decline the oppurtunity
to share a common table about the
Middle East peace talks with Hillel
Club during Arab Awareness
Week. This was due primarily to
the fact that the small active membership ofthe society was already
overwhelmed by a large event - the
Arab Awareness Week. It is unfair
to expect the society, already
stretched to the limit, to attempt
to adequately present the "Arab
position" in the peace talks during
that time.
The executive committee ofthe
Arab Student Society supports an
open dialogue, not only with Hillel
Club but, also, with any organization concerned about peace in the
Middle East, such as Jews for Just
Peace and Middle East Peace Action Coalition. Members ofthe Arab
Student Society have, in fact had
dialogues with such groups in the
past.
The executive committee
hopes that this sort of misunderstanding will not happen in the
future.
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in front of the car while the other
made a grab for the door handle. Fortunately, her door was locked.
Daily, I come into contact with
women who must face their fears after being threatned, attacked or
stalked. They no longer have the
luxury of believeing that nothing will
happen to them. They are the walking
wounded.
Would you prefer that rather
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job of investigative reporting on the
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their own choice about security products. I would like to hear from women
who were attacked to learn their feelings on this issue.
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advocate of women using violence
to defend their bodies, families or
country. I think ifs utterly ridiculous that society nods its head
in agreement when two men beat
each other to near death over a
ridiculous issue, but shrinks in
horror from any suggestion that
a woman should fight tooth-and-
nail during a rape.
I am also appalled and offended by The Ubyssey's advertisers calling a boycott to censor
an article where a woman who
was being orally raped "bit off
her attacker's penis". Their reasoning that the article is somehow "inflammatory to gender relations" is logically inconsistent
with their policy of non-intervention when the article in
question graphically reports how
a man dismembered, raped or
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while the rapists themselves promote healthy egalitarianism?
And how about the leg crossing
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criticism at this woman for taking
advantage ofthe situation to defend
and save herself? What are they
afraid of? If you are not a rapist,
why should you object to any
Machevallian tactics a woman employs to defend herself? The irony of
their indignation is that to tie
women's hands behind our backs
like this is dangerous for men, not
women. Whereas before, I would
have fought off my attacker, escaped
and reported him to the police, Fll
now have to resort to murder. Fll
kill him, hide the body and try not to
get caught. It's the only alternative
left to me that simultaneously allows
me to survive a rape and escape the
comdemnation of my male peers.
Going out kicking,
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held responsible for everything that may go right or
wrong in her children's lives,
I will take responsibility for
trying to satisfy Mrs. Baker's
curiousity.
I suppose it is human
nature for a mother, in particular, to wonder what other
parents think when their
child, adult or not, does
something which is considered anti-social by society.
Well, Mrs Baker, withmy vast
experience and many years
of motherhood, it would be
foolish to form an opinion on
a spur of the moment statement without investigation.
There obviously had to be a
great deal of history behind
the articleamTthe television
invasion of Frances' office.
Being a parent, I ha ve learned
to discover the logic behind
such a statement or action and
what prompted it. Then, more
often than not, it is usually
not as disastourous as it appears. I am not writing to
defend Frances and her now
infamous statement because,
taken literally, it was not a
wise thing to say. Your first
question is "are they proud?"
We are proud because she
wants to make changes in a
world which is becoming increasingly more difficult for
the average person to attain a
university education.
Of course you are trying
to instill proper moral values
in your teenage children. Did
we do our job, was your second question. Yes, we did
"our job" withFrancesas well
as with her four older and
four younger brothers and
sisters.
We do our very best.
Then as adults, our children
hopefully become independent and take responsibility
for their own actions. They
are not our property and are
not our clones. They are going to think for themselves
and if they don't, they will be
pretty boring people. I resent
the implication in your letter
that we should feel guilty for
not doing our job — a job, by
the way, that you learn to do
along tiie way over the years.
LcraiM Foran
Cocksucking not
transcendental
To the laughing, dancing
Nymph,
I am sick, I am ill, I am a
sacred ageless woman recoiling in horror under a full
moon at the words of the
"laughing, dancing woman."
Is she the product of an unholy union between Hugh
Heffner and Starhawk? Or
just the voice of male fantasy
throughout the ages?
Ms. Oplian, I am glad that
you have elevated the act of
cocksucking to a transcendental experince, and I'm
amused that you have found
your religious calling in this
vein. However, as a woman
who experiences her metaphysical ecstacies from rituals other than those performed on her hands and
knees, will you pardon my
piggery when I say, "Oh
gross!"? You must forgive
infidels such as myself and
"Jane the angry" for failing to
see the spiritual exhilaration
of forcible fellatio, as non-
initiates of the cult of the
phallus we regard oral rape
as a heinous act. I now know
how intoxicated you are with
your man's ambrosiatic semen, but I'll stick to ergots.
Go sell your Pannie mysteries somewhere else.
How bold of you to share
with us some of your wannabe Jungian erotica! Do I sense
an attempt to rival the great
Ancits Nim? Could it be your
work more closely resembles
the correspondance of the
semi-annonymous "MrsB.J."
and "Ms L.U.V." of Penthouse Letters fame.
The nauseated sprite
Cassandra Doulis
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12/THE UBYSSEY
March 31,1993 x'Av
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Advertiser
miffed
On behalf on Community Sports Limited, I have
advertised in The Ubyssey
for many years. Following
your issue of February 12,
1993, some of your readers
have suggested that I should
seriously re-consider doing
so.
Based on that particular
issue, I was not impressed
with your paper. I found it
offensive. I hope that you
realize that it is not a good
idea to offend people who
want to support the student
community.
As you like to use four-
letter words, the best one to
use on Valentine's Day is
"love". It is sadly lacking in
the world today. Northern
Ireland, South Africa and
Yugoslavia are perfect examples of areas where love
has been overcome by hate.
Martin Luther King and
Mahatma Ghandi are examples of two men who gave
their lives in a non-violent
approach to overcoming hatred, and replacing it with
love and mutual respect. I
would like to see The
Ubyssey expand on their
ideas to create a more hu
mane society free of prejudice
and bigotry.
Oz Catt, president,
Community Sports Ltd.
Ubyssey
obscene?
Do you want to know
what is obscene? The
Ubyssey using its power to
stifle the voices of students
because our ideas conflict
with your agenda.
From past experience I
would guess that The
Ubyssey wouldn't accept
that it should have to live up
to the standards of other
papers on campus. This is
indicated by The Ubyssey's
quick attacks on other papers whenitfinds something
offensive such as occurred in
previous years between The
Ubyssey and the nEUSlettre
which resulted in penalties
for all papers whether or not
they had anything to do with
the paper. In contrast The
Ubyssey has taken the position that it stands for all
that is right in the world and
isn't accountable to anyone
else. This has gone to the
extent of openly stating that
it is alright to steal from BC
Transit by not paying bus
fares and dismissing any
complaints.
Despite its attacks on
other papers when they find
something offensive, The
Ubyssey always disregards
complaints about its own
articles and cries censorship
when someone tries to get
some responsibility. Another
tactic is to say that any student can write for the paper,
but that still does not excuse
one from being responsible
to all ofthe students at UBC,
whether they write for the
paper or not, because they
help pay for its publication.
I woul d suggest that The
Ubyssey be more tolerant of
people who hold dissenting
views by not publishing a
paper deliberately meant to
annoy and offend everyone.
The other option woul d be to
become completely independent from the AMS, includ
ing financially independence
which would eliminate the
impression that The
Ubyssey is a student newspaper that represents students, written for their benefit, but rather a tabloi d that
comes across as being written by narrow-minded
people who are insensitive
to anyone else.
David Voth
Civil Engineering
McWhinney
wins popularity
contest
Having been an observer at the Liberal nomination for Vancouver -
Quadra, I am led to believe
that Chung Wong either did
not attend the meeting or is
looking at the world through
emerald-coloured glasses. In
either case, he does a great
disservice to the students of
UBC in "McWhinney Story
Hurt the Chinese", Ubyssey
March 26th, 1993.
Not only are there a
number of factual errors in
the article (for example, the
number of votes cast in the
second ballot, the number of
television cameras present,
etc.), Mr. Wong's Chomsky-
esque reading of Vancouver
Sun reporter Doug Ward's
article "Political Scientist
hurt in Collision with Real
World Politics" also lacks
credence. Professor
McWhinney's organisers
(many of whom are UBC
students) found the article
clearly uncomplimentary to
Dr. McWhinney, as would
have, I suggest, most people
who read it.
Professor McWhinney
won the nomination because
he had a greater number of
supporters than did Ms.
Leung, including large
numbers of supporters from
the Chinese, Vietnamese,
Greek and Indo-Canadian
communities. In the end, his
campaign team convinced
more people that he could
best represent tiie interests
of Vancouver-Quadra in Ottawa. Sophie Leung has
thrown her support behind
Dr. McWhinney, and NDP
nominee Tommy Tao would
be well advised not to underestimate Chinese support
of Dr. McWhinney and other
Liberals in the upcoming
election.,
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THE UBYSSEY/13 'MT? A"?hV^: ' sK-*-' \i :J%,*< 1-4
Goodbye
cruel world,
it's been hell!
To the incoming editor*}
You are entering the most chaotie year of your life.
It will contain tremendous rewards and ridiculous debacles. All your views will change. Be critical in your
reporting while you still can. Most of all, have courage
and believe in -what
you're doing.
Because you will be attacked. Consider the source
before worrying about the attack itself. listen to people
who have a more thorough analysis than yours. Dont be
too proud to change your mind when you outgrow old
beliefs and positions. When you screw up—and you
will—you tteed never apologize if you have been open
and sincere among yourselves.
If your analysis and newagathering are good, you
will encounter violent opposition. You should sweat
blood if you dont encounter it, because that is when you
are being ignored or are wrong. When those in charge
oppose you, you are having some effect, and they have no
choice but to oppose.
Hie mass of students may not agree with your
editorial view—but they are tiie people moving to take a
place at tbe top ofthe order that must be changed. The
Ubyssey has never in its 75 year history professed to
represent accurately the views of all students. It has
always tried to report their doings and it always should.
Ultimately the views the paper expresses will be those of
the people who care to work here.
Listen to those who despise you. They will teach you
the most about what you are doing. They will make you
define your convictions or abandon them under pressure. As for student council, and the executive in particular, become their understudies. You will need to
have diplomatic relations for the sake of the paper.
But understand their interests are irreconcilable with
your obligation to make The Ubyssey a comfortable place
to criticize the student government.
The special student council meeting slated for May
19 couldbe pivotal in the history of the paper. Remember
that Ubyssey staffers have been fighting for the right to
publish without political harassment from the AMS for
three quarters of a century. Not much has changed since
this paper's inception. Be proud of being a part of the
traditions that put the fbn into dysfunctional—with all-
night production twice weekly, and bizarre, incoherent
emergency staff meetings at 3:30 in the morning. Hang
in there.
If it doesn't kill you, it only makes you stronger.
Message adaptedfromoutgoing editor John Kelsey
to incoming editor*, 1967 with thought* from 1993.
theUbyssey
The Ubyaaey is a founding member of
Canadian University Press.
    March 31,1993
The Ubyssey Is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those
of the staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the sponsor. The editorial office is room 241K of the Student Union
Building. Editorial Department, phone 822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279.
Miranda Alldritt raised her arms in ecstasy, overwhelmed at the glorious appearance of Lillian Au and Nadine Araji whose beautiful
and devoted demi-god Beck Bishop was paying sweet and un-ending hommage to Morgan Maenti ng. The final enlightenment has come,
cried Ma Chia-Nien to Steve Chan. He ignored her, preferring instead to contemplate the divine mystery of Martin Chester. Kim Cheng
linked hands with Steve Chow and his namesake Wanda. Together, they coerced Peter Clibbon, Maria Cnlbertson and Graham Cook
to join them in their ritualistic chants to some great Tasmanian devil otherwise known as Sage Davies. Lauren Davis was summoned.
She had no choice but to reveal herself to Alex Dow by whom she was made known to Carol Farrell as Douglas Ferris floated in a
trancendental mist above their heads. "Why?,' moaned Paula and Frances, sisters Foran as Jan Forcier came upon them, wishing for
eternity. Melissa Fung joined Stephen Garvey on a pilgrimage to Mecca where they met Karen Go, the unleashed demon of Elaine
Griffith's womanly power. Sam Green spake sweet words to an absent Rick Hiebert over whose memory Henry Hsu shed honeyed tears.
Jennifer Johnson wished forit to be over, as did Vince Jiu. Omar Kassis found salvation in pizia but Grace Ke preferred chicken noodle
soup and Karlyn Koh opted for a cheese and potato omlette. Kerry Kotlarchuk just wished. The screams of David Kootnikoff could be
heard even from the land ofthe engineers in which dwealt Thomas Ku and Yukie Kurahashi. They hurried with Lisa Kwan to his
rescue, grabbing him unceremoniously from an untimely death at the hands ofthe Kwans, Lisa and Phyllis they were. Jenn Kwong
and Brian Lee looked in vain for Judy Lee whose idol, Theresa LeMieux lacked, oh so graciously lacked, the audience of Leung Jeet
Keigh for whose daring and witty discourse Hao li now sought Otto Lam was but Sharon lindores was not and Ian Lloyd tottered
precariously on the verge of existence. Cathy Liu saw into the future and found for herself a bright, shining light with which to blind
the god who had appropriated her friend Bonnie Lynn-Holter. Matthew Martin was one with Sara Martin. Their communal self made
sensual and erotic moves in the direction of Daniel PK Mosquin whose Totem Park home was forever the dwelling of Cheryl Niamath.
Leung Jeet Keigh appeared suddenly in the barren wastes ofthe B-Lots, summoned by Mark Nielson to charge across the campus,
destroying the infidel Strangway and his lowly minions among whom Charles Nho and Stan Paul could certainly not be numbered
Raul Peschiera stopped the procession, adding to it ellen pond and Carol Pond whose radiance astounded the assembled company of
Effie Pow, Nusya Pressey and Judy Quan. Rachana Raizada then waa, as her predecessors had been before her. She did in her years
beget seven offepring of whom Siobhan Roantree, Terrie Chan and Jason Robertson were only three (according to the count which
Jason Saunderson kept on his fingers). Noha Sedky saw the great beginning to which Lasha Seniuk and Pingnan Shi were priwy.
Raj Sihota wished for Eric Silver-ton and Phingman Shi granted her request as he passed, Patrick Shu following behind with Lome
Taylor to the land ofthe golden sun. Philippe Tiemey should remember to phone someone or else Coorshan Toor may forget him as
she, in turn makes the long trans-campus trek which Tania Trepanier knows only too well. Angela Tsang and Rosa Tseng entered into
the house which Lucho van Isschot had recieved from Liz Van Assum, sole architect and builder of the triangular creation. Paula
Wellings contemplated Denise Woodley, long, oh so long and saw in her all that she had wished for. Carla Wellings was happy. Helen
Willoughby- Price drew evil caricatures of nameless, soulless villains but Brenda Wong knew not what to make of them far one spoof
story does not a spoof issue make. Chung Wong thought of a future filled with fame and fortune, a future of which Michelle Wong al ways
dreamed. Karen Wongjustsat and thought, 'contemplating theinfinite,'said Ted Young-Ing to Bianca Zee. It was thus that they parted,
into the long summer voyage. When shall they ever meet again?
Francis Foran • Paula Wuiincs •
Editors
Lucho van Isschot •
Ymot Kurahashi • Sammy Green
Letters
God damn pigs!
What has the Strangway
administration done worth
$1.8 million?
It has:
1 )marginali zed women's
offices,
2) written off undergraduate programs,
3) undermined humanities disciplines,
4) undercut deans' decisions,
5) destroyed staff morale,
6) bastardized research
projects,
7) antagonized West
Side residents,
8) and ignored human
rights provisions...
Worth the price?
Nancy Horsman
ex-women's student
office assistant director
Religion Is the
opiate of the
people
This week student representatives ofthe Canadian
Catholic Organisation for
Development and Peace
(CCODP) plan to set up a
moveable educational display in Angus, Woodward
and Scarfe. Development
and Peace is an organisation
which works for change in
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any Issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words In length. Content which is Judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually Incorrect will
not be published. Please be concise. Letters may be edited for brevity, but it Is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes. Please bring them, with Identification,
to SUB 241k. Letters must Include name, faculty, and signature.
the third world by funding
locally developed projects
designed to improve the social and economic situation
of people and enhance the
quality oflife of entire communities. It alsoattempts to
raise awareness of development issues by encouraging
Canadians to look at the
causes of poverty and underdevelopment.
Development and peace
has a major fund raising and
educational program each
year dining Lent, the six
weeks prior to EasWr when
Catholics make a efPyial effort to curtail const-option.
The Canadian International
Development Agency(CIDA)
contributes matching funds
for this campaign.
On March 28, the fifth
Sunday in Lent, all masses
at St. Mark's chapel (the
corner of 4th and Wesbrook
— behind Gage) will have a
development theme. We plan
to serve a hunger lunch after
the 11:00 am mass and play
a few international songs
and give a short presentation
about Development and
Peace at the 7:00 pm mass.
We welcome all students to
attend these events.
We invite students to
educate themselves about
the societal structures which
contribute to poverty. Make
an effort to read our display
or do research on your own.
Consider sharing your good
fortune by making the small
sacrifice necessary to contribute to Peace and Development or other development agencies. Join us in
trying to make a difference
in the lives of people living
in poverty or oppression.
Micheal Bomford
Agriculture 3
French bears
brunt of cuts
It is with alarm that I
have learned of the upcoming termination of five
French teachers here at the
university. The anticipated
replacement of these highly
qualified and committed instructors coupled with the
assignment of teaching assistants to fill their role will
only lower the current quality of French instruction at
UBC.
It is ironic that French
should suffer in this way in
light of the university's own-
policies which acknowledge
and encourage studies relating to the multicultural
nature of Canada (see 1992/
93 calender p. 99A71). The
changes anticipated in the
pepartment would replace
the five instructors with
graduate students, increase
class size, and, all at a time
when studnt fees are scheduled for an increase. I suggest that a second look be
made at this ill-timed and
ill-designed proposals.
Surely, French should
not be strickenedin this way,
in order to save pennies,
when there seems to be
ample funds for the errection
of concrete monuments on
all quarters ofthe campus.
Colleen Kern
Arts 3
So be it!
I'm enraged, Fm sad,
and I'm ashamed. A sign is
posted on the doors of
Sedgewick library; it says
that a 19 year old woman
was grabbed outside of main
library and forced into a
wooded area where she was
raped. This is too much for
me to take. Not more than 4
months ago, I told a woman
friend of mine that she was
over-reactingin not wanting
to take the bus home from
her 10 pm night class. How
wrong I was. Ignorant ofthe
fear and danger that exists
for women every day of the
year, every year oftheir lives.
Action must be taken to
make women safe at UBC
and in Canada, if that means
passing legislation to allow
women to bear arms, so be it.
If that means having mandatory highschool and university classes about violence
against women, so be it. If
that means having every
politician attend a seminar
on violence against women,
so be it. Action must be taken.
Dan Laufer
History 4
Please don't
bite your rapist
Wow! There really is
someone who believes in the
Trill your rapist" mentality.
But not only does Jane
Averill justify the killing of a
rapist, but she says that it is
fortunate that the woman
from the Sex Issue's lovely
story who kills her rapist
makes such a "very important breakthrough." Murder
is fortunate?!
Averill states that
women are enraged by centuries of repression and nobody has the right to tell a
woman how much rage to
feel. That's fair. But her coup
de grace comes when she
adds that nobody has the
right to tell a woman how
much anger to act on. What?!
If every person in the world,
or even just half of them,
whose people have been repressed for centuries acted
on their rage, it would be an
anarchic bloodbath.
Perhaps I should comfort Averill, though, by reminding her of two groups
who share her opinion that
ifs okay to kill or harm your
oppressor. Those are the PLO
an the IRA Both groups'
people have been treated
terribly, and sotheyfeel that
it is okay to lash out, acting
upon their rage, and kill their
oppressors. Perhaps, Averill
feels that they are heroic
organizations that likewise
are making a very important
breakthrough, but I think
they're just plain sick—as
sick as Averill's proposal that
more abused women should
bite their abuser's penis. The
IRAhasnt changed the UK's
mind about Northern Ireland, and I doubt that biting
a male's penis will make him
less abusive or create a less
abusive society.
Finally, in answer to her
question—I have no fear of
"a real change in men and
women's roles" but you'd
better believe Fm scared of
having my penis bitten
off.. And of meeting abusive
women like yourself. Grow
up.
Jonathan Gray
Arts
14/THE UBYSSEY
March 31,1993 uapiiausi aovice
from another
daddy
In your March 16 issue
editorial you state that "the
limits of free speech are determined by what advertisers and administration are
willing to tolerate. It seems to
me that the paper itself has
determined its own limits by
being dependent on advertising revenue and university
funding instead of relying
more, or totally, on sales revenue. By being dependent on
advertising dollars, like
scores of other free lower
mainland so-called "papers"
(which are really nothing
more than advertising flyers),
you have handed that used
to be in the hand of paying
readers over to paying advertisers.
You say "the university's
initiation of an ad boycott
against the paper sendsa loud
message..." To me it seems
the message is loud and clear,
but it may not be what you
are referring to. I think the
message is that you've allowed the advertisers to gain
and hold all the power. If
you want to "expand debate
around sex and power" you
can't afford to allow control
to remain in the wallets of
conservative advertisers and
administrators who don't
want to offend anyone.
The content of a paper, in
my opinion, shouldn't be
"ultimately decided by ad-
vertisersand administrators"
at all. It does not "ultimately"
rest with the people who
work on the paper either, but
rather with those who support its content and show
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you bite the hand that feeds
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Last volley guys
—promise
Re: Food For Thought
Did I mention I love seafood as well as carrots, bananas, tootsie rolls, frankfurters and — cucumbers
(preferably not all assimilated)?
I also love Clint Eastwood
movies! You seem to have
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the; ubyssey/15 What's happening with
JobLink
Career Voice link
Allows quick, efficient and convenient access to
updated job listings at any time of day by phone!
Registration: Final week of April, in SUB Concourse.
Open to students: May 1.
A project run in partnership with UBC Placement
Services.
Employment Advising
Job Link staff will answer questions on employment
issues, look at your resume, and supply informative
handouts on issues of concern.
Now: Staff is available 11:30-12:30 in the SUB
Concourse.
Summer: This service will be expanded and
availability will be increased.
Job Postings
Now: The glass cases in SUB Main Concourse have
featured job postings from UBC Placement Services.
Final Week of April: More extensive job listings
will be posted in the Speakeasy area on the SUB
Main Concourse.
This is the official Ubyssey staff list If your name is on thi
list, you are eligible to vote in the upcoming elections for
Ubyssey Coordinating; and Editorial positions. If you
made three or more submissions (Le. wrote three articles,
took threephotos, helped out with production three
times) to The Ubyssev this year arid your name is not on
this list, please let us "know^ I
Lillian Au
Miranda Alldritt
Nadine Araji
Beck Bishop
Sabina Brenenstuhl
Ma Cha-Nien
Terrie Chan
Steve Chan
Martin Chester
Kim Cheng
Steve Chow
Wanda Chow
Peter Clibbon
Graham Cook
Sage Davies
Lauren Davis
Alex Dow
Carol Farrel
Douglas Ferris
Paula Foran
Frances Foran
Tan Forcier
Melissa Fung
Stephen Garvey
Elaine Griffith
Sam Green
Karen Go
Rick Hiebert
Henry Hsu
Vince Jiu
Jennifer Johnson
Omar Kassis
Grace Ke
Leu,ng feetKeigh
Karlyn Koh
Kerry Kotlarchuk
David Kootnikoff
Yukie Kurahashi
Thomas Ku
Lisa Kwan
Phyllis Kwan
{enn Kwong
Irian Lee
Judy Lee
Theresa Lemieux
Hao Li
Otto Lim
Sharon Lindores
Ian Lloyd
Cathy Lu
Bonnie Lynn-Holter
Mathew Martin
Sara Martin
Ralph Montemurro
Daniel Mosquin
Cheryl Niamath
Mark Nielsen
Charles Nho
Stan Paul
Mark Perrault
Raul Peschiera
Ellen Pond
Carol Popkin
Effie Pow
Nusya Pressy
Judy Quan
Racnana Raizada
Siobhan Roantree
Tason Robertson
Noha Sedky
Lasha Seniuk
Raj Sihota
PingmanShi
Patrick Shu
Eric Silverton
I_orne Taylor
Philippe Tierney
Goorsham Toor
Tania Trepanier
Angela Tsang
Rosa Tseng,
Lucho vanTsschot
Paula Wellings
Carla Wellings
Helen Willoughby-Price
Brenda Wong
Chung Wong
Michelle Wong
Denise Woodley
Karen Young
Ted Young-mg
Bianca Zee
There will be a staff
meeting today at
12:30.
Be There.
(You should also remember to vote!)
Voting Times:
April 6,7,8
10:30-2:30
Where?
Well, there's this really
neat place called SUB
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The Ubyssey
s»4£
We want your input!
At its meeting on Wednesday, 24 March 1993, the Student Council ofthe Alma Mater Society was presented a constitution
for The Ubyssey, written primarily by the current members of The Ubyssey. After a lengthy discussion, the motion to accept
the constitution was postponed in order to examine additional options.
The Alma Mater Society, the publisher of The Ubyssey, wants to hear from you.
What do you want to read when you pick up a copy of The Ubyssey7. We want to publish a paper by students for students.
A Special Meeting of Student Council is to be held on Wednesday, 19 May 1993, to discuss the future of The Ubyssey. All
members ofthe Alma Mater Society are welcome and encouraged to attend. At this meeting, Student Council will discuss
the various options it has with respect to the publication of The Ubyssey.
We invite your written and/or oral submissions. Written submissions will be accepted until Friday, 14 May 1993. Please
deliver them to SUB Room 238 by 4:30 p.m.
If you wish to make an oral submission, please drop by between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from Monday, 5 April
to Friday, 14 May 1993 in SUB 260.
For further information, please contact:
Bill Dobie, President
Alma Mater Society
University of British Columbia
Room 256, Student Union Building
(604) 822-3972
mms
16/THE UBYSSEY
March 31,1993

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