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Vol. LXVII.No. 27
Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, January 9,1985
UBC makes no
promises, yet
UBC has not decided whether it
will promise students enrolled in a
program they can complete that
program if it is cut, UBC's president said Tuesday.
George Pedersen said the senate
budget committee has recommended UBC not guarantee students they
can complete their program but he
has not made his own decision on
the matter.
"The university's position will be
decided by senate next week,"
Pedersen said. The senate, to which
Pedersen belongs, makes all final
academic decisions at UBC.
He said the senate budget committee's position is that UBC may
not be able to continue all its programs due to budget restrictions so
some programs may be cut.
B.C.'s Universities Act does not
allow universities to legally run a
deficit and UBC is expecting either
a five per cent decrease or a zero per
cent increase in provincial funding
this year.
This spring the dean of education
cut the special education program
in a bid to save money. Students in
the first, second, and third years of
the program would have had to
transfer to another university or into the elementary education program here.
But after protest by special
education students and the Alma
Mater   Society   the   program   was
reinstated   for   students   presently
enrolled in the program.
Both student board of governors
members and the AMS president
say UBC should promise students
enrolled in a program they can complete that program.
Few details
RCMP identified a corpse found
on the University Endowment
Lands Dec. 6 as that of Kanwaljit
Kaur Gill, 26, of Vancouver.
An autopsy conducted Dec. 7
determined that the partially
decomposed body was female.
Gill had been reported missing a
month earlier, police said.
UBC Constable Brian Muir said
the investigation is continuing.
"It's going pretty good, but 1 can't
give you any details" he said.
He said he could not remember
the last time a body had been found
at UBC. "It's not a regular oc-
curance, let's say that."
RCMP would not say who found
the body, how it was found or
whether Gill was a student.
The body was found in bush
about seven metres from a parking
area near the Simon Fraser monument on Southwest Marine Drive.
Mum's the word on
year's tuition
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woman sighs, "there's no intelligent life here."
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lower lip. "Please beam
UBC's president is keeping
tightlioped on proposals for a tuition fee hike next year.
"We haven't made a decision.
We will delay making a decision as
long as we can," said George
Pedersen Tuesday.
Pedersen refused to say if tuition
CUPpies suffer maritime rednecks and green lobsters
CHESTER, Nova Scotia —
Braving howling winds and sub zero
temperatures, nearly 200 student
journalists from across the nation
met at the 47th Canadian University
Press national conference over the
holidays. The delegates discussed
student journalism issues and dealt
with a large agenda of CUP business issues.
A major issue discussed at the
conference was the emergence on
Canadian campuses of publications
run and funded by non-students.
The publications include The McGill Magazine, The University of
Toronto Magazine and Campus Digest.
A resolution passed at the conference's final plenary affirmed that a
genuine student publication should
be administered for the most part
by students. The resolution called
for CUP papers to expose the nature of funding and the administration of these publications.
CUP ended its partnership with
the Canadian Federation of Students in managing the
organization's printing outfit, the
Common Printing Group, and a
board of directors was created to
oversee management of a new
CUP-owned print shop.
Other issues included the need for
an extra CUP staff person in the
Atlantic and working conditions in
the national office. Papers from the
Western Region, Ontario and Quebec showed strong support for the
Atlantic's call for a much-needed
second fieldworker to service CUP
papers and recruit potential members.
Service budget projected a 9.6 per
cent increase in CUP fees which was
reduced to 4.4 per cent due to drop:
ped expenses. The Atlantic field
worker is only hired for 20 weeks,
the CUP style guide will wait another year, and the budget has no
room for miscellaneous such as
health insurance.
The keeping of two speakers' lists
during the plenary, one for male
delegates and one for female delegates, was entrenched in the CUP
constitution. The alternating speakers' list is designed to ensure female
and male delegates have equal opportunities to speak.
The next CUP conference is to
continue the tradition of offering a
women's and a gay/lesbian resource
room. A resource room for non-
whites was also proposed.
Despite a gay/lesbian caucus for
non-homosexuals and homosexuals
alike, homophobia was rampant
among some CUPpie delegates and
the gentle townsfolk of Chester.
Chester's only arcade sported an
ugly sign saying: No gays allowed.
CUP 48 will be held near Vancouver and hosted by: The Martlet
(from University of Victoria), The
Peak (Simon Fraser University),
Cap Courier (Capilano College),
and our own dearly beloved Ubyssey.
The new hosts have vowed to improve on the traditionally foul food
of all CUP conferences. This year's
delegates lived on potatoes cooked
to death and greasy fish, with the
accompaniment of potato salad
twice daily. It was a joy to see lobster for din dins but the maritime
delicacy was full of strange green
stuff — someone said was the lobster's guts.
Canadian University Press is a
non-profit cooperative organization
of student newspapers.
Premier promises restraint
Last week Premier Bill Bennett said restraint will continue for
education and health care in B.C. UBC is still waiting for word from
the province on funding for next year.
Bennett, speaking in a year-end radio interview in Kamloops, said
restraint will be a fact of life in education and health services for
several years.
The premier said there is not enough tax revenue to properly fund
essential services such as schools and hospitals and therefore the province must borrow $1 billion per year.
UBC's operating budget was cut five per cent this year and received no increase in 1983-84. UBC administrators expect between a five
per cent cut and a zero per cent increase this coming year.
In the interview Bennett said criticisms that his cabinet ministers
travel abroad too frequently are unjustified. He said B.C. gets good
value from these trips because they attract investment and help find
markets for B.C. products.
will be raised 33 per cent as it was
last year but said "Yes, there's
some consideration being given to a
Pedersen last January proposed
that the board of governors raise
tuition 33 per cent for three years in
a row. The board approved this
year's increase but reviews tuition
Pedersen said he will give one
month's notice to the Alma Mater
Society on what the proposal is and
which board meeting will decide on
it. Hundreds of students held a
funeral march and protest outside
last year's tuition meeting saying
that many people would not be able
to afford the costs.
Pedersen said working out a proposal is hard because the provincial
government has still not told UBC
how much funding it will receive
next year. He said he is worried that
if UBC releases detailed budget cuts
and tuition increase information
now, the government may give
UBC less money.
UBC expects a zero per cent funding increase at best and a five per
cent cut at worst, he said, adding indications from the province are
education funding will be very tight
for the next five years.
AMS president Margaret Copping said the board should be careful
setting tuition fees because 17 per
cent fewer new students than expected showed up at UBC this fall,
coinciding with 33 per cent higher
"When our first year enrolment
figures have dropped, is any (tuition) increase a reasonable increase?" she asked. Page 2
Wednesday, January 9, 1985
Students reject South African investments
SASKATOON (CUP) — A motion was passed Nov. 29 to boycott
Carling-O'Keefe and Rothman's
products at University of Saskatchewan Students' Union-sponsored
The motion asked that the USSU
end all association with
Carling-O'Keefe and Rothman's,
prevent the sale and distribution of
these products at events in which
the USSU participates and recommend to all student societies, campus clubs, and other student groups
to follow the USSU policy. It also
calls for the USSU to raise the issue
with the administration and university's board of governors.
The motion came from the External Affairs Board, which preceded
a similar motion arising from the
USSU General Meeting held
Nov. 22. The motion from the
general meeting was to be ratified
later on in the council meeting.
Lloyd Fischer, president of the
Society of Arts and Science
Students, said, "By Carling's own
admission in its annual report, the
beneficial owner is a wholly owned
subsidiary of a South African corporation; the Rupert Foundation."
Support of Carling's leads to increased profits, 50 per cent of which
go to the Rembrandt conglomerate,
the third largest corporation in
South Africa, he added.
Nicole Karwacki, USSU external
vice-president, presented council
with a report on divestments, explaining the link between large corporations and the South African
government. Her report stated,
"the law in South Africa requires
all companies designated as 'key'
industries to cooperate with South
Africa defense forces in the event of
'civil' (i.e.  'black') unrest. Under
Plan may make rich richer
the terms of the act, 'key' industries
will be offered financial incentives
to buy weapons and other security
equipment and to train other security guards."
Opposition to the motion came
from several members-at-large
(MALs). Dane Wall, MAL from
commerce, said that the USSU
should not boycott Carling-O'Keefe
because it is a Canadian company,
run by Canadians and it does not
decide   who   invests   in   it.
Councillors voted for the boycott
•14 to four, with seven abstentions.
Al Shypth, USSU president, said,
"There is and can be shown
economic ties exist between Carling's and Rothman's, and South
Africa. I would interpret that there
is student support for the boycott,"
Shypth pledged to hold a student
referendum on the issue sometime
next year.
Johnny Ramrock, president of
Students Against Apartheid, said he
was happy with the results and called it "a symbolic victory."
Carling-O'Keefe representative
George Knipelberg was disappointed with the council's decision.
"We [Carling-O'Keefe] are disappointed because we put a lot of time
and effort into the USSU and the
campus community. I'm not
familiar with the direct relationship
between Carling-O'Keefe and
South Africa. All I know is that-
Carling's is owned by Rothman's
which is a Canadian company.
Alberta White Paper on the province's future released by Alberta's
government last summer will make
the rich richer and the poor poorer
if enacted, a University of Alberta
economist says.
"The White Paper is part of a
strategy to justify an assault on living standards," said Ed Schaffer in
a December forum at U of A on the
Schaffer said the White Paper's
plan would cause this through its
proposals to encourage industrial
and economic expansion as means
of loosening the recessionary grip
on   Alberta.   The   Alberta   Tory
government wants to improve
already attractive incentives to
business and trade, he added.
If this happens, "we'll have the
socialization of risk with the
privatization of profit," he said.
Schaffer told the forum, entitled
"The White Paper: Alberta's Plan
for the Future," that government
holds promises for voters that
government claims can only be had
through hardships. Some of these
hardships are social service cuts and
unemployment, he said.
The White Paper proposes to
lower the jobless rate through long
term "trickle-down" benefits
brought  about  by a  re-energized
economy. Schaffer said he thinks
the government wants to maintain
short term unemployment levels so
it can contain labor union power.
U of A political science professor
Allan Tupper said he was pleased
the government finally released the
paper after 14 years in power. The
paper represents a new attempt by
government to plan and deal with
the recession-ridden 1980's
economy, he said.
Tupper asked "Is a Conservative
govenment able to develop any
coherent form of industrial
strategy?" He said the government
is only now realizing the need to
diversify Alberta's economy.
"a, ^     Competition for the 1986 British Columbia
Legislative Internship Program is now open
Honours or Majors graduates in fields of
Political Science, History, Economics,
Sociology or Geography from a B.C. university.
1 January to 30 June 1986.
15 February 1985.
Programme literature and application forms are
available from the eligible Departments at the
University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser
University or University of Victoria or from:
Dr. R. K. Carty,
Department of Political Science,
University of British Columbia Wednesday, January 9, 1985
Page 3
Many Canadian
businesses like apartheid
Reprinted from The Charlatan
Despite the professed indignation
of the western world toward apartheid in South Africa, many nations
including Canada, maintain thriving and prosperous investments
It is a moral paradox. While condemning the oppression and
enslavement of the non-white
population, the Canadian government and business community continue to take advantage of the
economic benefits of apartheid.
The goals of the South African
government's apartheid policy,
which really stands for racial
"apartness" are threefold. First, to
segregate the non-white population
from the whites. Second, to closely
monitor and suppress the black
population. And third, to maintain
a stable economic and social
The harsh conditions under
which most South African blacks
live has become the focus of increasing world attention. There are
at present 4.5 million whites in the
country and 20 million blacks.
There are also about three million
"colored" people — those of mixed
race. Apartheid laws keep the different racial groups separate and
harshly punish any form of protest.
Non-whites are required by law
to carry identity cards at all times.
These cards are used to tell the
authorities to which areas the people are restricted. Since the scheme
was launched, over eight million
non-whites have been prosecuted
either for being in restricted areas
or for not having their cards. Many
of the people arrested were merely
trying to secure employment in different areas of the country.
Opportunities for employment,
education and an adequate standard of living are usually enjoyed
only by the white population. With
few exceptions, blacks must use
separate buses, trains, restaurants
and public facilities.
The bantustans, or black
homelands, make up 13 per cent of
the land in South Africa. The
government intends to make them
the homes of 75 per cent of the
black population. The government
plans to make the blacks citizens of
the bantustans, thus leaving the remainder of the land available for
the white population.
One of the problems this creates
for the blacks is that the bantustans
consist of poor land and the areas
have very low economic activity.
The residents of these areas cannot
find sufficient employment and do
not have adequate education,
health or welfare services.
Joan Atkinson is a graduate student doing research on Canadian
investment in South Africa. She
recently returned from South
Africa after spending a year there.
Atkinson maintains, "The total
value of Canadian direct investment
in South Africa is increasing. This is
a result of cheap labor and a stable
investment climate caused by harsh
Atkinson believes that "by continuing to invest in South Africa,
these companies are propping up an
illegal regime."
Western investment in South
Africa has come under increasing
attack because it strengthens the
repressive white regime. While
businesses argue that they assist
development and change in South
Africa, human rights groups point
out that these companies are profiting as a direct result of the repression in South Africa.
Total direct investment in South
Africa by Canadian firms has increased from $21 million in 1949 to
over $270 million in 1980 and this
investment is dominated by a
relatively small group of companies.
Some of the larger investors include Alcan Aluminum Ltd., Ford
Motor Company of Canada, Hudson's Bay, the Banks of Montreal,
Commerce, Nova Scotia and the
Royal Bank, Inco Ltd., Noranda
Mines, Placer Development and
Kennecott Canada Ltd. In all there
are about 32 corporations with direct investment in South Africa.
The most serious complaint
against these corporations is that
they are exploiting the low wages
and poor working conditions most
blacks in South Africa are subject
to. The black and colored population form a large and cheap source
of labor. This cheap labor is a magnet which attracts foreign investment.
In Britain in 1973 there was a major controversy aboul British investment in South Africa when it
was discovered that most British
firms paid their black workers at
rates below the poverty line. Black
workers had incomes that forced
them to live at bare subsistence
Atkinson says that "the black
people are denied jobs in the cities
and their wages average about
$14-$ 15 per week. It is not enough
to live on." To compound this problem, there are no minimum wage
guidelines for black workers in
South Africa.
The controversy in Britain in the
early 70's over investment in South
Africa led to establishment of a
parliamentary committee to investigate the conduct of British
firms in South Africa.
In response to these
developments, the Canadian
minister of external affairs at the
time, Mitchell Sharp, was questioned in the House of Commons about
Canadian investment in South
Sharp's response was that the
Canadian government will continue
to urge the Canadian corporations
to "act as good corporate citizens in
ways that will make the Canadian
people proud of them." But these
words were never followed by
substantive government action.
Although Canada imposed an
embargo on arms sales to South
Africa in the early 60's, it has made
little effort to restrict trade with
South Africa or to discourage
Canadian private investment. The
policy of quiet complacence has
legitimized the apartheid regime in
South Africa.
Canadian churches operate a task
force on corporate responsibility
that monitors Canadian business involvement in South Africa and
other nations. They have had partial success in curbing the investment levels of some corporations.
They have also been partially successful in getting some Canadian
banks to stop giving loans to South
While in South Africa, Atkinson
attempted to research the conditions of black workers. In one incident, she was arrested while travelling to a black township to interview
some workers. She was detained for
48 hours before being released. She
says there is close surveillance and
repression in order to keep the lid
on black protest and unrest.
She also found it is very difficult
See page 7: FOREIGN
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makes the rules.
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Single Student Residences
The ideal applicants for these positions will be students who are in their final
undergraduate year, are unclassified, or are graduate students and who have
substantial experience living and working in residence. This position will be
attractive to those who have skills and interests in working in an extensively
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(c) Ensuring that proper standards of behaviour are maintained.
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Wednesday, January 9, 1985
Simply psychic!
The first 1985 edition of our beloved rag wishes to climb aboard
the annual bandwagon of prophets
and clairvoyants. We too have a
tidy collection of predictions for the
newborn 1985 and they are yours
• Tuition is on the increase
again this year. This trend will continue yearly at 33 per cent increments till only the very wealthy or
obstinate will get abbreviations after their names.
• At least one department will
disappear from the curriculum. Appropriately enough, education will
be the first to go. No more teachers
out of UBC after '85.
• The pharmaceutical department has promised to provide
courses in weighing and counting
of grams of cocaine in conjunction
with the commerce department for
the purpose of alleviating UBC's
deficit.   These   courses   are   only
available to education students.
• Grizzly bears and other unwanted experimental animals are to
be set loose in the endowment
lands to take care of any future unwanted bodies.
• Princess Di will give birth to an
anorexic baby with no stomach
whom she'll fly to UBC for the purpose of receiving the stomach of a
Happy New Year.
January 9, 1985
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the*
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
necessarily those of the university administration or the AMS.
Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
SUB 241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising
Seventeen bleeding dobermans raced after the man who stole Mike Perley, Renta Boerner, Charlie
Fidelman's last idea. He was none other than Neil Chin; Monte Stewart's fiendish cousin, unknown
blood kin to Rory Allen, descendant of the legendary Stephen of Wisenthal who, were he alive today
would have said, "I know Sarah Millin stole the idea. I also know Robert Beynon knows that I know.
We're a very knowedgeable group." Little did he realize, though, that he was wrong. The brief renaissance of knowledge dimmed at the foot of another Dark Age. Chris Wong and Patti Flather, riding two
L   up on their canine, raced after the thief in the darkness.
Special education degree program cut midway
In a recent Ubyssey edition, there
was mention of a policy under consideration by the senate budget
committee (UBC: no promise, Dec.
4, 1984). The specific policy
debated was:
"The University acknowledges
thai once a student is accepted into
a degree granting program, it will
ensure that he/she will be allowed
to complete that degree program,
subject to fulfilling the requirements as outlined in the calendar and provided that he/she does
not take an inordinate amount of
time to do so."
As this is my initiative, I feel it is
important to discuss the reasons
why it should be adopted at this
time and why the committment of
the university to its students should
be unequivocal. I shall review the
events which resulted in this policy
being brough forward.
Last April in the middle of final
exams, students enrolled in the
five-year Bachelor of Special Education program received notice that
their program was being cancelled.
This program was the only one in
Canada. It was very highly rated
across North America, and it drew
its students from all across Canada.
Students were notified that
enrolment in the program was
suspended, and although fourth
year students would be allowed to
complete their final year and obtain
their degrees, students in the first
three years were given the option of
switching to the four year B.
Elementary Ed program, by no
means an equivalent degree.
Although these students could
have taken an unclassified year with
a concentration in Sp. Ed courses,
they would have been denied invaluable practical experience, and
the essential degree credit. As a consequence both their education, and
their marketability would have suffered.
Due to great initiative on the part
of the Sp. Ed students, the AMS
and the community, and perhaps
also to our exhaustive presentation
to the board, UBC's president
George Pedersen decided to reconsider.
It   was   later   announced   that
although enrolment was suspended, all students in the program
would be permitted to finish.
The crucial factor was that the
university did not feel obliged to
recognize any commitment to students once it had allowed them to
enrol in a degree granting program.
With the spectre of further
budget cuts looming, I felt it essential that this committment be expressed in the form of an unequivocal policy adopted by both
board and senate, and I was informed of Pedersen's interest in
There are many reasons why this
policy must exist.
It is unquestionable that UBC has
a moral obligation to students
enrolled   in   its   programs.   These
students are intentionally attracted
by a calendar and other documents
which advertise in great detail the
nature, requirements, regulations
and benefits of our various degrees.
Students, in electing to take a
degree, choose UBC over competing institutions, and usually do
so because of a particular program
and its quality (or content). Entering university requires foregoing
lost income and an investment of
money, effort, commitment, and
above all, time.
While controversial value can be
given to education itself, students
attend university to get a degree.
This university has a moral obligation to ensure that once it accepts a
student    into    a    program    (and
To get goverment spending out of the red and into the white stuff
It's so simple that I am surprised
the government hasn't done it
already. What would you say if I
told you I could pull Canada out of
this world economic slump, reduce
the national deficit to zero, and put
an end to restraint and education
funding cutbacks forever? Don't
thank me now. Just listen to what I
have to say.
Why don't we get Canada involved in the cocaine trade?
Undoubtedly some of you may
laugh at my simple and logical proposal. But remember, we have done
almost the same thing before. Not
exactly with cocaine of course, but
with something far worse — booze.
Contraband alcohol, that dreaded
evil that flowed so freely during the
days of North American prohibition.
The government was almost
powerless to stop the trafficing of
the "demon drink" so, rather than
be beaten, they joined in and set up
a government monopoly on liquor
sales. This not only dropped prices
and created provincial and national
revenue which helped to bring
Canada out of its Post World War
One economic slump, but it also
created a bastion of free enterprise
in which rum runners and beer
barons could base themselves and
their operations into the United
States, thus bringing more money
into Canada's troubled economy.
The same thing could happen
with cocaine. All we need is that
one big score, only a couple of tonnes, to get us financially back on
our feet. There is an almost endless
market to the south of us, a nation
young and old, their hopes shattered by the news of that big bust in
Arizona, $5 billion in Christmas-
wrapped cocaine seized by officials
Nov. 26, all of them dreaming of
snow for Christmas.
We would need a government
ministry to keep the operation running smoothly. Let Richard Hatfield take charge of it. He may be
well qualified. We also need to
work quickly to prevent the formation of an "OPEC of the south"
amongst the world cocaine producers, and to prevent any threat of
a cocaine embargo. A little show of
force on Canada's part in Central
America should do the trick.
Think of the advantages government intervention in the industry
could bring: quality control, an
adequate supply just around the
corner at your local cocaine control
board branch office, and the adoption of a minimum user age to prevent the corruption of our nation's
young. •
It would be perfect. Cocaine
could bring financial prosperity to
the nation, with public satisfaction
and perfect safety for the consumer. The demand is there, and
more than likely the supply is right
now floating just off the 200-mile
limit awaiting radio confirmation.
All the government has to do is
push the motion through the House
of Commons, get the RCMP to
seize the stuff and bingo, we are in
business. What are we waiting for?
Fat city is just around the corner.
Mike Harris
arts 1
Tory bogtrotters and criminals
Now that our federal government
has been three-quarter Toryized, we
should inform ourselves about the
nature of the creature we have
spawned. So 1 looked up the term
"Tory" in Websters Dictionary,
and found this:
"To/ry (tor-ee), n. (Irish toiridhe,
a hunter, applied to bogtrotters and
outlaws.) 1. A name originally given
to one of the numerous
mosstroopers who, during the civil
wars of the sixteenth century
plundered people in the bogs of
Ireland, being in arms nominally
for the royal cause, but really to afford a colorable pretext for their
own lawless proceedings. 2. A
political party name first used in
England about 1679, and applied
originally as an epithet of reproach
Kevin Annett
graduate studies
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UBC, institution of integrity
From Page 4
remember, this is the university's
option), it will ensure that he or she
can finish it.
If not, then UBC is without any
integrity or principles (and is denying moral obligation). At this point,
we will have lost the right to call
ourselves a university.
This reason should be enough to
support my argument. While it saddens me beyond belief that it might
not be, there are poorer reasons but
better arguments for this policy.
The first involves UBC's legal
obligation. The calender is a conditional offer of degree-granting programs issued by the university, and
UBC is in the business of selling
their degrees. The process of application for admission, acceptance, registration and payment of
fees fulfills all requirements of a
While the nature of the contract
so formed is arguable, the identity
of the program and the eventual
granting of the degree, subject to
fulfilling the requirements, are
essential terms and any attempt to
alter these unilaterally or to renege
constitute breach.
Despite the waiver in the calendar
stating that courses may be changed
without notice, the university cannot contract out of an essential term
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My idea is not unique, and the existence of strong legal arguments
has been confirmed by members of
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The administration must consider
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A final argument involves the
future of UBC as a major university. Our reputation is critically
dependent upon the quality of
students that we are able to attract.
Once it is known UBC will not promise students they will be able to
finish any program which they have
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This will finish UBC as an educational institution of any worth, and
rightly so. Also, we would be aware
of the fact that this year, 800
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These are the arguments why this
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affirm the moral, intellectual and
legal commitments to students that
most would acknowledge exist
In doing so it will recognize that
the students which represent the
future of both our universities and
our society, mean more to UBC
than just tuition fees. If so then
UBC will be an institution of integrity and principles that deserves
the title "University".
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students of what their place and
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new volunteers welcome, 6 p.m., at Smith and
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Meeting, 7 p.m., SUB 213.
Time out, everyone welcome, newcomers invited to meet in 237A, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Gallery
General  meeting,   vote  on  new  constitution,
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Starts, ends here
Every coach has expectations of
his team's performance. Bill Edwards' aims are straightforward.
The UBC men's basketball coach
tersely says, "We're expecting to
win" when asked about his team's
chances in this weekend's Canada
West Classic at the University of
The tournament features the six
Canada West competitors, serving
as a prelude to the regular season
which begins next week. "We go into every game hoping to win,"
retorted Edwards when asked to
make a prediction about his team's
chances this weekend.
The Thunderbirds have recorded
identical 3-7 records for the past
two seasons, two years in which
UBC coaches have struggled to bring the men's basketball team back
to respectability.
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when the tourney was held in Calgary.
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to obtain information about investment in South Africa. "There is
legislation which prohibits companies from providing information
for   those   who   are   advocatmg
disinvestment in South Africa," she
says. The Protection of Business
Act was passed 1978.
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Atkinson probed the activities of
Bata Corporation, a Canadian firm
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which has invested in one of the
bantustans. According to her,
"They had invested in one of the
bantustans where people had been
forced to work. Bata located there
because of cheap labor."
The absence of regulation,
minimum wage laws and other
forms of business control mean that
many corporations can operate in
South Africa unhindered. Labor is
cheap and abundant and corporate
outlays for worker benefits are
minimal. Exploitation is
countenanced by the government
and practised by many firms.
Governments, churches and
human rights groups have all condemned apartheid in South Africa.
They point to the lack of fundamental human rights for non-
whites in that country and claim
that the government's policy of
racial "apartness" exploits and oppresses non-whites.
The present government of South
Africa could not long survive the
hostility of its African neighbors
and the censure of Western government without outside help. Foreign
investment in South Africa provides
that help in the form of economic
The business community in
Canada and many other nations,
therefore, bear partial responsibility
for the continued survival of the
apartheid regime in South Africa.
Basket 'Birds stronger
The season is on the line — already.
The women's basketball team
opens the 1985 Canada West season
at home this weekend. The two
games could ultimately decide the
Thunderbirds' playoff chances,
considering that the regular season
is only 10 games long.
Friday the 'Birds welcome the
Calgary Dinnies before facing the
Lethbridge Pronghorns Saturday
Once the laughing stock of the
league, the Thunderbirds have a realistic playoff chance this time
round. Coach Jack Pomfret has assembled a veteran team which is
coming off a 3-7 record in 1984.
Despite the loss of high scoring
centre Cathy Bultitude to graduation, the Thunderbirds enter league
play with such familiar faces as
Delia Douglas, a fourth year
starter, Natalie Johnson, and leading scorer Nadine Fedorak.
"I'm happy with the way we've
progressed," Pomfret said in a recent interview. The veteran coach
however, has already conceded the
Canada West title to Victoria.
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Wednesday, January 9, 1985
Ski 'Birds overcome lack of
By MONTE STEWART wh0 was a member of last year's ski
Bob Leitch just happened to be in   team under the direction of Dale
the UBC athletic department offices   Stephens.
one day last summer when athletic
department officials just happened
to inform the Thunderbird ski
coach his team was being cut from
the 1984-85 athletic budget.
"I think (athletic department officials) had the idea that we were
just out to party and fool around,"
said Leitch, an economics student
The decision to scrap funding for
the ski team — which consists of
men and women competing in separate divisions — hardly came as a
surprise. Last year, despite the fact
the men were one of two UBC
teams to win a national title, the
club received barely enough money
to meet travel expenses.
Leitch said when he heard the
news of the team's demise, he contacted several people and gained
support to keep the team going this
UBC cut athletics 10 per cent this
year due to reduced provincial funding. Besides skiing, funding was
cut this year for men's gymnastics
field hockey, and judo and
women's curling, badminton, fencing, ice hockey and squash.
The team has gained minimal financial support from Whistler
Mountain, Leith said, refusing to
release the exact figure. But
Whistler has given season passes
and other freebies to the UBC skiers, allowing them free training.
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IN WITH THE NEW and out with the old. This is the last time that you'll see the grid 'Birds on this page for a few
months. Canada West basketball season starts this weekend, forcing idle gridsters out of the picture.
Thunderbirds face toughest test yet
The Thunderbird hockey team
probably thought, with the conclusion of the Christmas exam period,
tests were over for at least a little
while. However, according to coach
Fred Masuch, the 'Birds are facing
their biggest test of the year right
"The next three weekends will be
the most important," Masuch said
in a telephone interview.
The 'Birds, in the midst of their
best season in eight years, hope to
bury the Saskatchewan Huskies in a
two-game series at Thunderbird
arena this weekend.
"If we do well . . . (the Huskies)
are gone," Masuch said in reference
to the fact that the Huskies must
beat UBC this weekend and next
weekend in Saskatoon if they hope
to salvage a playoff opportunity.
The 'Birds have a precarious two
point lead over Saskatchewan.
Therefore, as Masuch suggested,
the Thunderbirds could also be digging their own grave if they do not
perform up to expectations this
weekend and next weekend.
Masuch has already conceded
first place in the Canada West
league to the defending champion
Alberta Golden Bears.
Fortunately, the T-Birds will not
be without their certified sniper Bill
Holowaty. The veteran centre, who
returned to UBC this year after two
years of quasi-professional hockey
in Japan, came down with a slight
case of pneumonia while competing
for Canada in our nation's recent
Spengler Cup championship in Davos, Switzerland.
However, the Thunderbirds did
experience some casualties in their
fifth place performance at the First
Interstate Classic at Juneau, Alaska
over the holidays. Winger Dave
Brownlie   suffered   a   separated
shoulder. "He will be out for the
rest of the season," noted Masuch.
Holowaty currently leads the
league in scoring with 12 goals and
16 assists. Meanwhile, Renzo Brra
has emerged as a consistent goal-
getter. The former Seattle Breaker
has 11 goals and nine assists to date,
good for third spot on the league
scoring charts.
Rick Amann, a New Westminster
Bruin during the championship era
of Ernie "Punch" McLean, is now
the 'Birds all-time leading defence-
Amann, known as "Idi" because
of his aggressive play and the like
ness of his surname to the former
leader of Uganda, has two goals
and 17 assists, fifth in league scoring.
As the new year commences, the
'Birds, sporting a 7-5 record, are at
the midway point of their 24-game
league schedule. For the first time
in recent years, the Huskies come to
UBC with a losing record.
The 6-7 Huskies, coached by
Olympic team mentor Dave King,
are meeting the Thunderbirds for
the first time this season.
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Olympians on land
Some of Canada's finest rowers
will be competing in the 1985
Thunder and Roar Ergo Regatta at
War Memorial Gym, on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What is an Ergo Regatta?
During the winter rowing offseason, rowers keep in shape by
rowing on a machine called an
ergometer which simulates the rowing stroke on a boat. There will be
six ergometers available (six athletes
can  race  at  one  time)  and  race
distance will be five miles on the
tachometer. Over 100 participants
are expected in the men's and
women's novice and open
categories. Heats will be in the morning and early afternoon with the
finals starting at 3:00 p.m.
Olympic gold medalists Pat
Turner and Paul Steele (from the
Canadian men's eight) are entered
in the regatta while Dean Crawford
and Grant Main are possible entries. Silver Medallist Tricia Smith is
also entered.
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Last season, the men won the National Collegiate Ski Association title at Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
In essence, the T-Birds, who along
with Simon Fraser University, are
the only Canadian competitors in
the NCSA, became the first UBC
team to win an American national
crown. This year the team's success
on the slopes has continued.
Last weekend, the Thunderbirds
dominated a Northwest Collegiate
Ski Conference meet at Snoqual-
amie Pass, Washington. The men
finished first in the slalom and giant
slalom events to win the alpine title.
Stu Gairns, an All-American in
1984, was the individual winner in
both events. Gairns, because of his
two slalom victories, won "Ski-
meister" (Ski Master) honors as the
overall individual champion.
Wendy Morrison led all racers in
the slalom and Sally White came in
fourth in the giant slalom as UBC
women finished third in both alpine
competitions. SFU won the slalom
and giant slalom competitions,
while the University of Puget Sound
came in second in each event.
"I think we did exceptionally
well," Leitch said, adding, "The
course wasn't as challenging as it
could have been."
SFU's Dan McDonald was the
winner in cross country, followed
closely by T-Bird Paul van Donk-
laar. Two other 'Birds, Gerry For-
seth (fourth) and Gairns (ninth) finished in the top 10.
This weekend, the Thunderbirds
host an NCSC meet at Whistler,
eyeing the regional finals to be held
in February and the NCSA championships in March.
"Everyone (on the team) has to
get to Whistler on their own,"
Leitch said. "We're trying to get
(UBC athletics and recreational director) Bob Hindmarch and lots of
media and other people to go up
there too," Leitch said.
"We really want to show them
that we're serious."
Nation's best meet
The Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union swim rankings have
planted the UBC women's team at
second best in Canada.
The only team rated higher was
the Alberta Golden Bears.
The rankings set up an ideal
head-to-head clash this weekend as
both the men's and women's teams
host their Canada West rivals from
Edmonton. The Alberta men boast
the fourth best team in the country
while the Thunderbirds are ranked
The meet is slated to start at 7
p.m. Friday. Saturday afternoon,
the University of Calgary and the
University of Victoria provide the
opposition   for   the   T-Birds   who
have just returned from a winter
training session in Hawaii.
Calgary's men's squad is the top
rated team in Canada. The Dinosaurs are the defending CIAU
champions. The Victoria men are
currently ranked third in the nation.
The Thunderbird women are the
defending Canada West champions. This is the first Canada West
meet of the year for the Thunderbirds. The teams have trained daily
since September, waking up for a 6
a.m. practice and then returning for
a 4:30 afternoon workout.
Therefore, four of the top seven
swim teams in the nation will be
competing this weekend. The competition is sure to be fierce and of
the highest calibre.
Invites Applications for
Residence Advisors for 1985-86
These positions are open only to full-time registered U.B.C
students. Successful applicants will be required to live in the
residences. Application forms and detailed job descriptions
are available at the Ponderosa Housing Office and at the
Front Desk of each single student residence area: Totem
Park, Place Vanier and W. H. Gage.
Applications will be accepted from January 7 to January 18,
1985 at the Front Desks of the Single Student Residences, or
at the Ponderosa Housing Office.


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