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 Visual arts suffers severe sexism
UBC's visual fine arts department discriminates against women,
several students charged Wednesday.
Women students face discrimination in grading, assistance from faculty members and criticism of their
work, masters student Julie Du-
schenes said.
Duschenes said severe criticism of
women's work was the most obvious example of sexism, and said the
problem was so serious fine arts students will meet next week to deal
with the issue.
"The majority feel there is discrimination," she said. "I feel it
Engineering student Ken Wing,
who has attended some of the fine
arts criticism seminars, agreed the
seminars are blatantly sexist. "It's
horrible for women," he said. "For
men it is a whole different attitude."
Sexism also exists at the undergraduate level according to fourth
year student Alice Thompson.
"They take males more seriously,"
she said. "This is subtle but it exists."
Some students suggested the problem is related to Geoffrey Smedley, graduate program head and a
likely candidate for heading the undergraduate program. Currently
there is no full time undergraduate
"A hell of a lot of students don't
want him (Smedley) to be head of
the department," said one student
who would not be named.
She said the faculty members of
the department are possibly afraid
to speak out against Smedley because he is one of three tenured professors in the department and could
influence the job opportunities of
faculty who are on two year contracts.
Smedley was unavailable for
Not all students agreed sexism
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Board nods as
students plea
Student demands for increased student aid were met with positive reaction by the board of governors at its Tuesday meeting.
The board was told the inadequacy of bursaries and loans threatened the
accessibility of post-secondary education to needy students.
In a brief prepared for the board, the Alma Mater Society committee on
tuition and student aid said "the Canada student loans program provides
only $3,500 per year, and this is unrealistic."
The committee said eight months of education costs UBC students about
$4,539, "an amount often out of reach of a student's earning ability."
The brief stated that 10 per cent of the students who applied for loans
this year had needs beyond the amount received and the problem will be
worse next year.
Board chair Leslie Peterson said, "the objective and policy of the board
is that every student who wants to.go to university can go. I don't think
there is any difference of opinion between students and the board on this."
But committee spokesperson Brad Stock pointed out that while tuition
fees will increase 13 per cent next year, bursaries are not increasing more
than five per cent. He said, "if tuition is indexed, then at the very minimum
student assistance should be increased."
Committee chair Maureen Boyd said, "we were quite impressed with
their response, which was fairly favorable, and we hope that they follow it
up properly."
The committee's presentation impressed the board, according to student
representative Chris Niwinski. "I think the board accepts that there is a
problem," he said.
See story page 7: TUITION
-arnold hedstrom photo
VISUAL DISPLAY of one-eyed monsters fills central control room of UBC nuclear research headquarters in
underground bunker near TRIUMF. Screens show latest status of battery of Just-a-minute-man missiles in silo
under Nitobe Gardens. Imminent strike is signalled when blank screen in centre is activated by throwing of master
control switch next to volume control on U.S. president's Oval Office television. Screens show reruns of Gilligan's
Island when no nosy photogs around.
Gov't bureaucrats regain strength
Students on UBC's board of governors are once
again outnumbered 13 to two after recent government
appointments to the board.
Three new faces now sit on the board, all of whom
are well known businesspeople in the province.
Gerald Hobbs, former Cominco president, currently
a director of strike torn B.C. Tel and chair of the UBC
health sciences centre management committee, was appointed to a three year term.
Richard Stewart will complete the remainder of
Stanley Weston's term, who died suddenly of a heart
attack in December. Stewart, a former council member
in premier Bill Bennett's home town of Kelowna and
chair of the 1980 summer games, will sit on the board
until March 15, 1982.
William Sauder, president of two B.C. lumber
firms, has replaced George Morfitt on the board. Morfitt :sat on the board for the maximum of six years.
Tide 15-member board is responsible for handling
the financial business of the university. It includes
eight provincial government appointees, two faculty
representatives, one full time staff representative, the
administration president and the chancellor.
There are also two students on the board.
Pro-nuclear Reagan coming to campus
Special to The Ubyssey
It's possible UBC may host two North
American heads of state within the space of
Following governor-general Ed Scheyer's
visit in February comes the news that U.S.
president Ronald Reagan may visit UBC in
March. And it could mean a nuke in our
Reagan is to visit Ottawa later this month
for summit talks with prime minister Pierre
Trudeau, though no date has been announced to the press. The Ubyssey has learned the
scope of the trip will be widened to include
western Canada, with special attention being
paid to joint Canada-U.S. physics research
A source in the UBC physics department
said last week the tour would undoubtedly include the TRIUMF research facility here.
The source, who wished not to be identified, told The Ubyssey Friday preparations
are already underway should Reagan follow
through in expanding his itinerary.
The possibility of a presidential tour of
Canada was apparently first discussed in
meetings between former administration vice
president Erich Vogt and U.S. federal officials in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Vogt
visited universities, science and technology
minister Pat McGeer before his trip in order
to obtain emissary credentials from the provincial cabinet.
Vogt, a physics professor now on sabbatical  from  UBC,  was  in  Los Alamos
REAGAN . . . true North calls
visiting nuclear research facilities there
before returning to UBC to take over the
TRIUMF facility this fall.
U.S. state department officials have said in
statements since inauguration that one of the
new administration's goals is a renewed
policy of friendship and cooperation with
Canada and reports indicated Reagan's visit
would be more than perfunctory.
Schreyer's visit on Feb. 2 was in part to
notify the administration and begin preparations, the source said. Schreyer was accompanied on his visit by officials from the external affairs ministry and RCMP security.
The source charged that "they're opening
wide the doors and rolling out the red carpet
because they want American money for
research." Reagan's visit will focus almost
entirely on nuclear research departments, the
source said.
UBC administration officials are playing
down the possibility of a presidential visit. "I
myself haven't been told anything about such
plans," administration spokesperson Al
Hunter said Monday. "You can rest assured
no such plans yet exist."
A spokesperson for the campus RCMP
detachment said Monday they had received
no notification of any planned visit to UBC
by anyone who would require extra security
Reagan's itinerary could include other
universities besides UBC, with the University
of Alberta identified by the source as the
other most likely stop. Reagan may also visit
Quebec to tour the Tokamak project, a
nuclear fusion research project jointly sponsored by the National Research Council and
The presidential visit will coincide with
final talks between the Canada and the U.S.
which could see an agreement to pool the two
country's research into nuclear technology.
Reagan "wants to see what we have" before
going ahead with the agreement, the source
The source added UBC is a "natural" starting point for such a tour.
Figures released by UBC information services say UBC receives 70 per cent of government research contracts 'in the national interest.'
The agreement to pool technology and
research could mean U.S. funding for Canadian research programs and accelerated expansion of the newly-created Discovery Park
at UBC, which has drawn interest from corporations wishing to take advantage of the
university's nuclear research facilities.
While denying he knew anything of a visit
from Reagan, administration president Doug
Kenny said Tuesday UBC is preparing to expand its physics department and may finance
the move through "private donations."
This would be necessary because the provincial government won't supply enough
funds to increase the quality of education
and research at UBC, Kenny said.
"We have reached a dead end down the
long tunnel of public sector financing," said
Kenny. "It may be time to accept the
American alternative (of privately endowed
research chairs) at our university."
Kenny said nuclear research is undergoing
a resurgence at this time. "If UBC is to fulfil
its mission, it should be able to field top
quality people in areas where they're
needed," he said.
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Page 3
Cuts to hamper Ontario research
TORONTO (CUP) — Ontario's
key research universities will be
severely hampered by proposed
massive cuts in federal education
funding, says Sarah Shorten, president of the Ontario Confederation
of University Faculty Associations.
"Universities are threatened with
a loss of over 40 per cent of their
operating budgets if the current
federal government plans to cut the
cash transfers to the provinces for
post-secondary education are implemented," Shorten told a conference on university financing here
on Monday.
Shorten said Ontario's "key
research centres" — McMaster, Ottawa, Toronto and York universities — will suffer the most because
they rely on federal cash transfers as
a percentage of their revenue.
The federal government, through
the $9 billion Established Program
Funding plan, finances provincial
health, social assistance and education ministries. About $3 billion is
allocated to post-secondary education in cash transfers and tax
points, and this is where the biggest
cuts are expected.
The failure of universities and
colleges to lobby effectively in their
— .mold hsdstrom photo
STUDENT SPY gets set to speak to superiors through special sneaker phone devised for unobtrusive use on
university campuses, where exam and essay-shocked students are often seen talking to, meditating with and
otherwise misusing footwear. Security net around UBC is tightening in preparation for rumoured visit by grand
poohbah of Pango Pango and other southern heads of state. Footwear fetishists from anarchist splinter groups
will be rounded up next week.
College joins student federation
KELOWNA (CUP) — Students
at Okanagan College voted 84 per
cent in favor of joining the Canadian Federation of Students Wednesday and Thursday.
The college, by a vote of 331 to
65 in a two-day referendum, became the third institution in Canada
to join CFS, an amalgamation of
the National Union of Students, the
Association of Student Councils,
and provincial organizations.
Student association chair Phil
Link said the margin was more than
he had expected. "We thought
there would be much more of a
campaign on the 'no' side," he
said. "But we were surprised by the
enthusiasm shown toward CFS."
Though the referendum had the
highest voter turnout at the college
in more than four years, a campaign may be started to nullify the
Gary Pullen, who resigned from
the student association executive
two days before the vote, is planning to circulate a petition demanding the referendum be declared invalid.
He said there wasn't enough notice given of the referendum and
wants another held in one month to
give people opposing CFS a chance
to organize.
Pullen said he also had several
complaints about the way the refer
endum was run. "There was no opposition allowed," he said.
"That's crap," said Link. "On
several occasions students, including Pullen, stood up near the cafeteria polling station and expressed
their doubts about CFS.
"He (Pullen) also knew about the
referendum months ago. If he had
wanted to campaign against CFS he
was free to do so."
Pullen said he intends to take his
petition to the Okanagan College
board to quash the referendum results.
own self-interest are important factors in the financing problem, a
federal bureaucrat told the conference.
Richard Van Loon, assistant
deputy minister of social development, also said the problem Was
compounded by a "restraint ethic"
held by provincial governments.
McGill University economics
professor Paul Davenport warned
that firms will relocate in the U.S. if
Canadian universities are unable to
train prospective employees.
"Higher education is an essential
input for economic growth," he
said. "The benefits of a university
education, as the regional mobility
of graduates increases, creates a
strong case for federal funding."
New Brunswick premier Richard
Hatfield said educators' fears about
the size of the cuts are unfounded.
"I think the current fears that the
economic problems of our country
will be solved on the backs of
universities are unfounded," he
said. "Higher education will be
funded. It's just too important for
the federal and provincial governments to ignore."
Alan Earp, president of the
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada, said there has
to be a re-examination of the system
of financing Canadian universities.
Earp said university administrations
should be consulted on financing to
determine the effects of national
The national scope of the funding
problem should be dealt with by
creating a forum to discuss national
goals, said Gordon Robertson,
president of the Institute for
Research on Public Policy.
SFU hammers
foreign students
Canadian University Press
Visa students planning to attend
Simon Fraser University in the fall
will face tougher entrance requirements as a result of a senate
decision Monday.
SFU senators accepted a report
from the undergraduate admissions
board which recommended increasing the passing score on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language to
570 from 550. The TOEFL must be
written by all non-native English
speaking students at SFU.
The report has "discriminatory
overtones," charged student
senator Bill Li twin. Deficiency in
English is not limited to foreign
students, he said. "It's a problem
that affects every individual in this
The report was prompted by concern that many foreign students at
SFU do not have sufficient English
skills to complete courses, admissions board chair Hal Weinberg
The report said a recent provincial task force on international student policy suggested that "a
university re-examine its policy
should the enrollment of international students approach eight per
cent." SFU already exceeds the
recommended number with 8.4 per
cent, while UBC has 3.3 per cent
and the University of Victoria 2.9
per cent.
Senate did allow the SFU admissions office to exempt students
from the new score who apply
directly from third world countries.
This action allows SFU to
recognize the accomplishments of
top third world students who have
not had a chance to learn English in
an English environment, admissions board member Kenji Okuda
said. However, the bulk of visa
students, probably 80 per cent,
come from Canadian institutions,
he added.
Student senator Ted McNabb
said the report contravenes the
latest draft of the Canadian constitution by being discriminatory.
McNabb also felt the TOEFL was
not a fair standard for admission.
"The TOEFL is totally inadequate
as a predicter," he said. "Those
students are admitted but not tested
on their academic performance."
Student senator Larry Hale, who
supported the report, agreed problems did exist with the TOEFL,
and that a correlation can be made
between TOEFL scores and the test
writer's family income. But an
academic test like the Scholastic
Aptitude Test could not gauge
English skills, he said.
"We are doing no favor to
students if they are allowed in
without English skills," he added.
From page 1
was a problem in the department.
"I've never been discriminated
against," said third year student
Sandra van Nes.
Other students said sexism existed in the past but has almost disappeared in recent times.
James Caswell, acting head of the
undergraduate program, is out of
town and could not be reached for
'Don't tell Soroka whore I am'—Hoxha
From page 1
"Besides, I want to get my hands on all that
yankee dough."
Allen Soroka, spokesperson for the UBC
committee against racist and fascist violence, denounced Kenny after hearing of the proposed
expansion of nuclear research at UBC.
"It's yet another example where the rich,
through their political power, subjugate the
poor, force them to join the Ku Klux Klan, suppress people's voices like the Communist Party
of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) and do so many
more icky things I can hardly speak of them.
"They would never allow that senile fascist
(Reagan) to be put in a position where he might
have to face a head-on, public debate with
myself," sneered Soroka. "He would be forced
to admit the racist and fascist crimes he has committed against humanity. He would be crushed
and defeated. He might even die.
"In any debate he'd only get scuttled — I'll
knock him out with my first rebuttal," said
Soroka, striking a boxing pose.
Trotskyist League club spokesperson Miriam
MacPherson applauded Soroka. "Whatever he
says, unless we disagree," she said.
Albanian Communist Party chair Enver Hoxha refused to comment on Soroka's remarks.
"Don't tell that nut where you found me," he
Newly re-elected UBC chancellor J. V. Clyne
also declined to answer Soroka's charges. "I
beat hell out of Pesky(sic) and I don't have to
say another damn thing for three years," he
Alma Mater Society president Marlea
Haugen said the AMS will lodge no protest
against the administration's plans. "All the talk
about nukes is phohy-baloney. There's nothing
at all to be afraid of. The engineers have had the
bomb for years and never used it once yet," she
George Woodcock of the UBC English
department said Wednesday he is planning to
write a commemorative ode for the Reagan visit.
"I already have the first lines," he said. "Oh,
eagle, not golden, not bald, but orange-
dyed/Nuclear capability no longer be
denied/Rather shall the earth itself come to
flower/A thousand sunrises in one brief hour."
Political science professor Phil Resnick was
doubtful of the source's truthfulness. "Is this
another promotion for Bedtime for Bonzo?" he
"But if he is coming, fine. Having an
autocratic authoritarian figure from the military
imperialist complex to the south grandly touring
a peripheral client-state could be just the thing
the left needs to coalesce its fibre of determination into a strand of thought on which can be
woven the fabric of true change, or maybe some
socks," Resnick said.
Kenny said there was no ground for alarm
should nuclear research at UBC be intensified
and expanded to include weapons research.
"It's not time to push the panic but . . . er,
get excited," he said. "Everyone will benefit
when the university is fulfilling its
missio . . . uh, getting proper funding." Page 4
Thursday, March 5, 1981
Students spoke;
will board act?
On Tuesday, board of governors chair Leslie Peterson said that university should be accessible to all students who want to attend, according to
academic rather than financial qualifications.
Fine. But what does the board really think?
In November the board politely listened to a detailed presentation by
students against tuition fee increases. The board thanked the students and
then decided in camera to raise tuition fees by at least 13 per cent. Some
say the decision was made beforehand.
Now in March another detailed brief was presented to the board. This
time the response was more lively, and, judging by Peterson's statement,
rather favorable. Hence the mystery: where does the board really stand?
As before, the board thanked the students, went on to other matters,
broke for tea, and resumed its meeting behind closed doors. Now, we do
not demand that all board meetings be open, but we would like to know
what the board plans to do about tuition and student aid before it does it.
Questions, favorable responses, statements of support are all helpful, but
they're all intangible. They don't help the student whose bursary and loan
money just ran out, or who didn't have enough money to get into UBC in
the first place.
For the moment, the board appears to be standing with the students.
But all of us — students, faculty, board of governors and administration —
are in this cutbacks mess together. Getting more financial aid for students
is everyone's job.
The board is now preparing a letter to the federal-provincial task force
on education funding. At such an excellent opportunity to make a public
statement, we should all know what the board is going to say.
The students' statement has been made clearly enough.
'Too bad — he
was a
brilliant theorist'
March 5, 1961
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff
and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
"Where are you off to," inquired Glen Sanford as Werne McDonald sneeked away with a working typerwriter. "Off to write cutlines," came the response —
Verne not realizing the question had been directed at the typo writer. Meanwhile, Craig Brooks and Mike Brand decided they didn't like the way the editorial
read, so they put the screws, on Tom Hawthorn to get someone else to write it. Eric Eggertson was meanwhile filing multiple copies of his picture in The
Ubyssey photo file. Nancy Campbell, the first round draft pick from Cap College, also known as the "college kid" on staff, busied herself with college stories.
.Meanwhile, Arnold Hedstrom and Randy Hahn were debating on who could memorize the entire telephone book first. Nancy Chew said she was going on
strike against The Ubyssey for a 400 per cent increase. So everyone headed off to the printers for an enjoyable evening of proofreading. (See how boring the
entire paper would be if we let student hacks write the whole thing?)
Report on university's future shocks prof
77if? descent of the university into the market place is the lie
at the heart of modern society. — Harold Innis, Political
Economy in the Modern State.
In recent weeks a document entitled Looking Beyond has
landed on the desk of every faculty member at UBC.
Emanating from the president's office, with a preface by
Douglas Kenny, it contains two discussion papers that purport to address the future of the university in light of "the
demographic, economic and political changes" that "our
society is undergoing."
The president, never known as a practitioner of participatory democracy, asks faculty members to respond to
these documents by sending comments and reactions to their
deans. At the same time, he announces the forthcoming
establishment of a president's committee to put into effect
some or all of the recommendations contained in the two
I believe that the issues raised by at least one of these
documents pose questions that require the greatest possible
airing and discussion. I am referring to the study by William
Tetlow, director of the Office of Institutional Analysis and
Planning, and his collaborator, Robert M. Taylor, entitled
"The Constituencies for Post-Secondary Continuing Education in British Columbia."
This report exemplifies the technocratic orientation that
has become the hallmark of the Kenny presidency, and'
points the way towards a brave new world in which the
market will have become the and only criterion of "excellence." That such a report should be sent to faculty
members, in lieu of a statement of university philosophy and
purpose, would in an institution where intellectual values
still had some meaning be considered an insult to the whole
university community. O temporal O mores!
What does the Tetlow report proclaim? A three page summary is provided at the beginning for the functionally illiterate, unwilling or unable to wade through 38 pages of
tables and graphs. Radical changes are underway in the age
and educational profile of the Canadian population which
will result in "significant 'revolutions' in all spheres of Canadian life over the next two decades," reads the opening
point. Passing strange, we might think, in a country which
has never known a proper revolution, save for the abortive
rebellions of 1837, where the governing elites have never
been too soft in politics from below, to have a study
trumpeting forth not one, but several, revolutions.
But we need not have feared. The 'revolutions' Tetlow and
company have in mind are not of the insurrectionary kind,
hordes of radical students, cloth-capped proletarians, hippies, lumpens besieging the computing centre in some re-
enactment of the '60s and the October Revolution rolled into
one. Rather, they refer to revolution in the same way that
soft-drink companies speak of the "Pepsi generation" and
soap companies of the revolutionary quality of their 'new'
product, in other words ersatz-revolution.
"The changing nature of our society requires virtually all
citizens to gain new skills and intellectual orientations during
their lifetimes," argue our new Columbuses in their third
point. The knowledge 'revolution? in other words, is upon
us and dictates that the university become a great big retooling plant for every possible constituency from the mature
non-employed to wage earners seeking upgrading, from the
geographically mobile to professionals on the make.
The knowledge revolution dictates not only that the 'barriers' preventing mature adults from pursuing higher education be removed. It further requires that the very priorities of
the university be redefined:
"UBC should give priority to the needs of the professional
and management constituencies because it is unique in having a comprehensive range of professional faculties."
"UBC needs to establish its presence in downtown Vancouver to better serve some of its adult clientele."
"UBC needs to assess the potential of electronic
technology to assist it in the delivery of its credit and non-
credit programmes."
When one examines the full text of the Tetlow report, one
discovers the underlying rationale for the proposed shift of
the university's priorities.
Firstly, there is the demographic premise, namely that the
25-44 age cohort will have increased in importance by the
year 2000. It is with this group that "political power will
reside" and to it that "resources (will) be committed." Or to
invoke biblical imagery, "to them that have much, much will
be given."
Secondly, in this scenario for the year 2000, we will be living in a veritable "post-industrial society," with at least 40
per cent of the Canadian gross national product related to information rather than to goods and services. So Tetlow, aping Daniel Bell or Alvin Toffler, would have us believe, argu-
ing that this stage of society will bring with it new needs and
greater emphasis on "the quality of life." This, no doubt,
explains why Canadian newspapers of the Southam stripe
are increasingly replacing old fashioned news of the "industrial" or "pre-industrial" kind (re the current economic
depression or third world bloodshed) with such significant
"post-industrial" features as Leisure and You.
Thirdly, the cost-effectiveness of education must be extended. Faced with mounting criticisms from government
and society that the university degree is not the sure road to
prosperity that it was made out to be a decade or two ago,
university administrations have been forced to change their
pitch. They quote from Statistics Canada studies that show
lower unemployment rates among those with university
degrees than among those with lower levels of formal education — a second-line defence now that the outer breaches
have fallen. It becomes all the more important for the
technocratic planners in our midst to find new economic
justifications for the expensive network of higher education
facilities that has grown up over the last twenty years.
The stage is thus set for some of the specific recommendations noted above. The university is to increasingly serve
mature students in part-time or full-time programmes. It is to
compete with the Open Learning Institute and others in offering packaged courses and programmes on off-campus
locations, and with BCIT in offering vocational training,
though at the upper end of the scale.
The report concludes on a crassly mercantile note. It calls
for changes in "third party payments, educational leave
plans and RRSP plans" to better finance adult educational
programmes. It calls for streamlining procedures and
pedagogical techniques to address these new constituencies.
And it summons the university to build on its area of
strength, "giving priority to the needs of the professional
and managerial constituencies." The habitue(e)s of Davie
Street are at least more candid about their profession.
My quarrel lies with the underlying assumptions of the
Tetlow report. Once upon a time liberal university administrators spoke the language of a "community of
knowledge" and "higher learning." Students of my generation had serious doubts about the realities that lay hidden
behind these lofty principles, e.g., university complicity in
weapons  developments  and   war  research,   but  at  the
rhetorical level university presidents, e.g., Claude Bissell of
the University of Toronto, appealed to a venerable intellectual tradition.
That rhetoric is obviously no longer necessary today. The
age of the calculator has displaced that of the public
philospher in university administrations. The name of the
game is hard-ware and money, one of the main functions of
the president's office the maximization of research grants.
Building projects get the highest priority, Discovery Parks
and TRIUMFS compete at the trough, while boards of
governors mortgage whole faculties and chairs to forestry
giants, real estate boards and any one else who will pay the
What has become of the social and intellectual ends the
university was once meant to serve? The social can be summarized under the rubrics the Tetlow report employs, "cost-
effectiveness," "managers and skilled labor," and "professionals." The intellectual dimension has been neatly reduced
to marketable packages of managerial and professional skills
that the report argues should be UBC's priority. Never mind
humanistic or scientific traditions — the big bucks lie in the
market place and the function of the university in the Kenny
age is to worship the golden calf.
It is no accident that the years since 1975 have not seen one
significant statement from the president's office addressing
the intellectual functions of the university. There have been
announcements of university expansion, statements about
gifts and bequests, arguments for increased financing, the
wringing of hands over "unavoidable" tuition increases. But
never has the present occupant of the president's office and
the people he has surrounded himself with — industrial relations consultants from the forest council, legalists, boosters
for the nuclear industry — been capable of speaking to the
philosophy of higher education with a serious sense both for
the past and the future. Nowhere is there recognition of the
critical function of the academy — the need for an arm's
length relationship from corporations and government agencies and the gilded professions that seek to channel and capture research and inquiry to their own ends.
Douglas Kenny likes to speak grandiloquently of the excellence of this university. Excellence is incompatible with a
narrow utilitarianism, with faculty functioning as middle
level company personnel, initiating student trainees into
managerial and professional positions.
The problems facing this university are not the changing
age cohort of our students or the supposed five year half-life
of professionals in the era of the "information revolution."
The main problem is the need for commitment to the fundamental function of the university as a centre for critical
thinking, and to the intellectual enterprise as something other
than the pursuit of material gain. It is recognition that the
social responsibility of the university is not to the huge
forestry, pharmaceutical, real estate or engineering firms that
want up-grading for their "professionals," that there are
large sections of society, beginning with the native peoples
through various immigrant groups and much of the Canadian working class, untouched by the blessings of higher
If we cannot understand this, is it because the corruption
of the university, to which the Tetlow report attests, has
already won through? Unless this report is resisted, we might
as well bid adieu to knowledge as a vocation and to the
universtiy as anything but a hand-maiden to the well-to-do.
Philip Resnick is an associate professor in the political
science department in the faculty of arts. Perspectives is a
column of analysis, opinion and humor open to members oj
the university community. Thursday, March 5,1981
Page 5
Unions 'childish'
Motion defended
In response to the article printed
in The Ubyssey Feb. 27 regarding
the holding of a SUB building fee
referendum, I would like the opportunity to set the record straight.
The impression is given that
graduate student representatives
merely re-introduced a motion
which Niwinski had decided to drop
earlier in the evening. The fact is
that our motion was fundamentally
different. I discussed the matter
with Niwinski before he left and I
believe that our motion had his
moral support. I trust to his integrity in this matter.
Mitchell is quoted as saying,
"graduate students . . . deliberately introduced the motion late in the
evening to ensure that it would
pass." I would point out that there
was much council business on that
night, and that motions from ordinary council members tend to
wait their turn. The same is true of
executive business, and hence Mitchell's confusion.
Moreover, I discussed the proposed referendum with both Mitchell and Loftus between 8:30 and 9
p.m. outside of the Council
Chamber. They were both aware of
the existence of a formal motion by
9:05 p.m.
The vote was 14 in favor, four
against, and there were 20 Council
members present. It is claimed that
council was not representative of
"true feelings." Earlier in the
meeting an important motion was
passed regarding CUP Media Services. There were 26 Council
members present (see The Ubyssey,
Thursday, Feb. 26).
In the unlikely event of the six extra votes going in the negative, the
motion for a referendum would still
have passed. Perhaps what Mitchell
and Loftus are really complaining
of is that student council does not
reflect their feelings.
What is perhaps most noteworthy
about Mitchell's position is his lack
of argument against the referendum. In fact, he has none. I quote
his remark to me that it was not
"political" to hold this referen
dum; he said this when I pressed
him to support the motion. He obviously believes that if students are
given a choice, they may not concur
with his wishes.
It may be expedient to hold on to
the money until wearied students
agree to some scheme which council
proposes. But if such a scheme is
worthy of student support, it will
get it. Meanwhile there can be no
justification for collecting $15 from
students next year to put into an
AMS investment account.
By holding the building fee
referendum, student council can
only gain credibility. In conclusion
I would like to point to the integrity
which the new president, Marlea
Haugen, showed in accepting the
clear wishes of student council. Her
colleagues might learn from her example.
Sean Boyle
GSA representative to council
Kevin Rush
GSA president
Robert Cameron
acting GSA representative
This is to voice my enthusiastic
support of the views expressed by
Ms. Berryman in her letter of
March 3. While I do not advocate
the practice of 'union-bashing', the
unions should realize that they have
responsibilities not only to their
members, but to the public at large.
"Freedom, not License", a
phrase originated by the child
psychologist and educator A. S.
Neill, is applicable here (inasmuch
as there are many members of the
unions who are behaving like small
children); the freedom to strike and
to create picket lines does not give
them license to harass and attack
members of the public who have
decided to cross (or at least attempt
to cross) those same lines.
The union position, as I have had
it explained to me, is that those who
cross or attempt to cross picket lines
know beforehand what the possible
consequences of that action could
be, so that therefore, any injury or
damage to that person or his property is thus 'self-inflicted'. Poppycock !
There is a parking lot on campus
that is presently under siege by the
members of CUPE. The reason for
this action is the existence of a
storage box labelled G.V.R.D. on
one portion of this same lot.
Therefore, I am not allowed to
park in this lot, where I normally
park, because of the position of the
picket line. This is an infringement
of my rights. The picketing of the
box I can understand, but why the
No explanations have been offered by the people on the line —
save that this is a legal strike action
with the support of the AMS! In addition, it has been explained to me,
that if I do cross the picket line
somehow, the union will "arrange"
for my car to be towed away.
Therefore, I will close by saying
that, while there is much to be said
in favour of the unions, there is little that I can support in their present dispute, having been treated as
I have.
Grant Hogarth
arts 3
Dialogues on
Thursday, March 5
Session 8 of a nine-part series on
some of the issues of development.
Fee: $1.00 per session
Speakers: The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs will give a presentation on the native position with
respect to the New Canadian
Upper Lounge—7:30 p.m.
UBC drinkers, unite
In reply to the recent stories
regarding the petition to have beer
prices in the Pit lowered, I would
like to make a few comments:
a) the petition was started by
students who were pissed off about
getting soaked for beer in a "student run" operation, not by the
engineering undergraduate society.
b) only half of the signatures are
engineers, the other half are people
who were approached in the Pit and
therefore represent a cross section
of Pit drinkers.
c) the petition was started to
show the powers in charge, that the
current price was too much when
profits in excess of $20,000 are being made, not to start referendum
proceedings or any othe manouever
of political  intrigue that  student
council seems to revel in.
Complicating this whole matter is
the recent increase in the price of a
dozen of the finest liquid known to
man of 56c (the other 60c is a
recoverable bottle deposit).
However, since this increase is only
5c per bottle and Pit prices are at
least 20c higher than most other student pubs (25c more than SFU) we
feel that $1 is still a fair price to pay
despite the increase in the government price.
So let's hope that the potentates
that we elected can see fit to deal
with an issue that deals with the
very substance of life and not fart
around like they do on everything
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'Tween classes
No mssting tonight.
Cedar Dstby of tha Wssvsr's Instituts spaaks on
What to do till your prince arrives, noon, SUB
Public meeting for snyone to attend, noon, SUB
117. CS0 office is in SUB 230s.
Orgsnizstional meeting for all those going on the
sailing regatta March 7, noon. War Memorial
Gym 211.
Stammtisch. German conversational evening,
7:30 p.m.. International House near gate 4.
Awards, loans snd money informstion, noon to
2:30 p.m.. Speakeasy.
Lecture, 8 p.m., Vsncouver srt gsllery.
Slide show on Chins, noon. SUB 119.
Shefs lunch, 11 s.m. to 2 p.m., Hillel House, behind Brock Hall.
Dr. Swanson speaks on orsl surgery, all members please attend, noon, IRC 4.
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Genersl meeting, noon, SUB 230.
Poster workshop, noon, SUB 224.
Third year BFA an show, weekdsys to March 13,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., SUB art gallery.
March lecture series: Just for kicks, noon, Buch.
General meeting and elections, noon, SUB 212.
H.E.. P.E. and F.S.
Nutrition informstion displsys, fitness testing
and action B.C. computer nutrition assessment,
11 s.m. to 2 p.m., SUB concourse.
Information booth on the German Democratic
Republic and Danyto Shumuk, form letters
svailable to sign, all week, noon, SUB concourse.
The world will end at 7 p.m., 7:30 in Newfound-
lend, with speaker George MaHone. noon,
Chem. 250.
Harry Mackinnon from Oxfam speaks on ths situation in El Salvsdor, noon, Buch. 205.
Dr. David Newtsnds, director, Museum Studies
Program at Royal Ontario Museum, speaks on
historical archeology in Canada: a personal view,
8:15 p.m., auditorium of UBC's anthropology
A night for human rights. Harold Kasinsky
speaks on scientists and human rights and B.
Czakowski speaks on Human rights in eastern
Europe, 7:30 p.m., Buch. lounge.
Benefit Nicaragua reconstruction, with music,
bar and food. Of 93 donation, 91.50 will go toward building a rural radio station, 8 p.m.. International House.
Patricia Tsurumi, history prof at UVic, speaks on
The evolution of Japanese matrimony, noon,
Buch. 204.
General meeting, noon. International House
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Pine tree clinic presentation on sexually trans-
mrttabte disease, noon, SUB 130.
Show up damn you for elections, time not mentioned, SUB 215.
Bzzr garden with computer science, 7 p.m., SUB
party room.
Woodstock relived, four bands and bzzr garden,
edmission free, 7 p.m., SUB party room.
Badminton tournament, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., Gym
A and B, Osborne.
Organizing committee meeting. Jon Motl will be
available for discussion, noon, SUB 211.
Ted Friedgut, prof at Hebrew University, speaks
on The Soviet role in the mideest conflict, noon,
Buch. 102.
Talk on the role of women in a socialist country
by members of the Democratic Women's Union
of Albania, noon, Law 101.
Steering committee meeting, Jon Motl will be
available for information, all students welcome,
noon, SUB 111.
Organizational meeting, 4:30 p.m.. International
House lounge.
Whiteheedisn science seance, noon, Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Euchsrist with Rev. George Hermanson, noon,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Talk and discussion on ethics, law and native Indian claims, with Ms Louise Mandel. lawyer with
the Union of B.C. Native Indian Chiefs, noon,
Hillel House, behind Brock Hell.
Film series: The New Country, A Portrait of the
Germen Canadians, An American in Munich:
Diary of a Student, and Germany — Key to
Europe, 8 p.m.. International House 400.
Dr. Li discusses diagnostic radiology, all
members welcome, noon, IRC 1.
Annual general meeting and bzzr garden, 5:30
p.m., Hillel House, behind Brock Hall.
Things ain't
cool in Chile
Chile. No, we aren't talking about
the stuff they serve at food services, but the country. The Latin
American Solidarity Committee will
show a videotape on the current
reality in Chile today at their table in
SUB. So drop by and look at reality. You will learn that the rest of the
world (the area beyond the gates) is
•not as rosy and nice as the ivory-
tower atmosphere here.
So when you are wandering
through SUB today, stop for a
minute, watch the videotape, and
think of all those people in Chile
that live under constant threats
much worse than the UBC administration.
The group will also sponsor a
social Friday night, 8 p.m., at International House to benefit Nicaraguan reconstruction of a rural
radio station.
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9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Hot flashes
Amnesty International displays in
the SUB concourse either today or
Amnesty is giving out information on its prisoner of conscience
programs, the German Democratic
Republic (which we all know is not
really democratic), and Danylo
Schumuk, a prisoner of conscience.
Nutrition week tells us all about
how you should ideally eat, if you
could afford it. Food services staff
have been rumoured to be looking
at the display, asking students what
nutrition is.
Glib glub
Dive, dive, dive. Aqua Soc, the
local down-under group on campus
will hold its executive elections at
noon today in SUB 212. Special
guest lecturer will be Jacques
Cousteau, giving a lecture on why
nitrogen narcosis is much superior
to smoking marijuana. Actually, we
are just kidding, but if you are a
club member, be sure to show up,
or they will turn your air supply off
1914, '39, 'SO
Remember the story in The
Ubyssey Tuesday about El
Salvador? For those keeners out
there, Harvey MacKinnon from Oxfam will be speaking on the current
situation in El Salvador at noon today in Buchanan 205. This is important, so attend. Bonzo Reagan has
just sent more advisors down there.
Does anyone remember when
Eisenhower sent advisors to Vietnam in 1953?
Gill gender
What's the difference between
males and females? Fish, that is.
This question and more will be
answered tonight in Law 201 when
Aqua-Soc presents marine biologist
Rick Harbo on the subject of marine
Identification. So if you don't know
the difference between cod and
salmon, or if your only knowledge
of fish extends to looking at fish
sticks in the grocery store, be sure
to attend.
Slides and other neat stuff are
going to be shown.
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Tuition nets $30,000
From page 1
In other board business, a motion to not increase housing rates for summer session 1981 was passed.
Peter Pearse, chair of the board finance committee said the committee
decided not to increase the fees as summer session housing fees were
already proprtionately higher than during the regular school year.
The board approved a 17.9 per cent increase in room rates and a 15.6 per
cent increase in meal rates at the single students residences for the 1981-82
academic year.
Students living in Totem Park's Dene and Nootka houses, which will be
renovated this summer, will face an additional increase of five to seven per
Rates for married students in Acadia Park will increase 11 per cent, while
those in Acadia Camp will pay 12 per cent more.
In the financial report for April 1, 1980 to Jan. 31, 1981 the university
revealed that $30,000 more than tuition fee budgeted revenue has been collected.
Extra-sessional studies is already over its budget, with two months left in
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Thursday, March 5,1981
CUPE occupies Malaspina
The administration building at
Malaspina College was occupied
Wednesday as part of the continuing strike action at the Nanaimo
campus which has already caused
% students to lose a year of studies.
About 25 people entered the
building at 5 a.m. and attempted to
barricade all entrances with wire,
chain and two by fours. RCMP removed the barricades by noon and
management workers eventually entered the building to work alongside
the occupiers, college spokesperson
Peter McMullan said.
"We're trying to draw attention
to the fact we're angry and frustrated," said Maxine Zurbrigg, CUPE
local 1858 president. "We've got to
get people to realize we're serious.
"Things are tense. It's not a fun
The occupiers, equipped with
sleeping bags, food and games, intend to remain in the building until
"serious negotiations" resume with
the Mid-Island Public Employers
Association, Zurbrigg said. But the
Malaspina administration is already
applying for a supreme court injunction to remove the CUPE
members, McMullan said.
The college is now entering its
third week of picketing by members
of the CUPE local, who, along with
locals serving Nanaimo city and
Ladysmith, have been on strike
since negotiations with MIPEA
broke down.
About 850 vocational students
are directly affected by the strike.
The vocational instructors belong
to the B.C. Government Employees
Union and have honored the picket
line since it was first established
more than two weeks ago. On Monday the instructors also set up sympathy picket lines.
Although most of the vocational
students can resume courses when
the strike is over, 96 students in the
apprenticeship program have had
their courses cancelled and have
been sent home, McMullan said.
Most academic and technical instructors are continuing to cross the
line, but are becoming increasingly
distressed by the situation, instructor Stan Persky said.
Although several instructors, including Persky, refuse to cross the
lines, the Malaspina College Faculty
Association cannot take collective
action on the strike because of a
"no strike—no lockout" clause in
its contract, he said.
"We can only act on our own
conscience when it comes to crossing the picket lines," Persky said.
LRB hit for
Students and union members are
outraged at a B.C. Labor Relations
Board decision which forced an employees' union local at the College
of New Caledonia to withdraw its
picket lines after a three-day strike
last week.
No reasons for the cease and desist order were given by the LRB,
Association of University and College Employees spokesperson
Lauma Avens said Wednesday. She
accused the college and ministry of
labor with interfering with a legal
strike in order to ensure the Prince
George college would be functioning during the B.C. winter games.
The games begin today and continue until Sunday. Athletes will
sleep and eat at the campus.
"All   the   college   is   concerned
Picket people
persist at UBC
Pickets continue to halt construction at UBC's acute care hospital as
the municipal workers' strike drags
"The picketing will continue until the strike is over," union
spokesperson Dave Samis said
Wednesday. "The picketing only
impairs the construction site, not
the operation of the hospital. The
picketers realize the importance of
the hospital. Two of the picketers'
wives work in the hospital and one
has a grandmother as a patient."
Pickets surrounded the construction site last week because Greater
Vancouver Regional District
employees were found working on
the premises.
Construction for expanding the
hospital's cafeteria and building a
cancer research library was taking
place until municipal workers closed the site.
On Wednesday the GVRD indicated a willingness to resume
bargaining with the striking
workers, who walked off the job to
fight for equal pay for inside and
outside workers and a health care
about is the games, not our
182-member bargaining unit,"
Avens charged. "But no event will
keep us from exercising our right to
In a referendum Friday, 87.5 per
cent of the voting students supported AUCE. During the strike almost all students and most faculty
members refused to cross the picket
line, Avens said.
"AUCE is getting screwed," student council member Val Win-
thrope said. "And the administration is out for blood — they've cancelled field trips and programs because of the strike."
AUCE spent six months negotiating a new contract, which was rejected by 93 per cent of the membership. The college had offered a
two-year contract, with 12 and 11
per cent wage increases.
"But we're coming out of a two-
year contract which offered six and
five per cent, which put us way behind the cost of living," Avens said.
"The college's offer didn't even
cover today's cost of living increases, let alone allow us to catch
The college did not call in a mediator until after strike notice had
been given, which meant the strike
from Feb. 24 to 28 was legal, Avens
But the LRB disagreed, and ruled
that the pickets must come down although union members could continue to stay off the job. AUCE
workers decided to return to work
on Sunday, however, to encourage
negotiations to resume.
Avens said the call for a mediator
is "only a stalling tactic to ensure
there is no strike during the winter
She accused the administration of
being "vindictive." Faculty members have been threatened with disciplinary action if they refuse to
cross the picket lines, and AUCE
members have already had "discipline letters" placed in their files,
Avens said.
Depending on the results of an
appeal to the LRB, the local could
be back on strike almost immediately, or as late as March 15, she said
"I feel the only solution to this
whole mess is locking MIPEA and
the union in a room together and
not letting them out until a settlement is reached.
"And the union supports that
kind of action," he added.
About 50 students out of 3,000
have refused to cross the picket line,
McMullan said.
The student society and most students are surprised at the occupation, but are not very militant, Zurbrigg said.
The student society held a meeting Wednesday to discuss a possible
one-day walkout to encourage negotiations to resume. No decision
was reached, but another meeting
on the same topic will be held today, Zurbrigg said.
-eric eggertson photo
UNIVERSITY DRIVES some people so crazy they climb walls, even when the walls are only a few metres wide
and you can walk around them easily. Competitive atmosphere causes students to have contests in everything.
Next week watch for Intramurals' competitions in crawling across ceilings and smashing skulls against brick
buildings. Frustration finale features freestyle defenestration of professors from Buchanan Tower. Everyone's a
winner sooner or later at UBC.
College to close for 'survival'
doors to Dawson College will be
closed Monday morning, and they
will stay that way until the provincial government finds a permanent
site for the college.
Prolonged cheers and applause
greeted the unanimous decision this
week by the college's board of governors to close the college indefinitely. Dawson, currently sprawled
over nine sites, has been negotiating
10 years for a permanent site.
"We are fighting for the very survival of the college and this is definitely a step in the right direction,"
college director-general Robert
Gordon said. "We've been very
timid in the past, but the period of
inactivity is over. It's time to take
Gordon "said his administration
and students must become allies if
they are going to get the $22 million
needed to purchase a convent to
house the college's 10,000 students.
Gordon even suggested students
might have to take militant action.
"We may have to send students
in by the busload to Quebec City to
march in front of (Quebec education minister) Camille Laurin's office. And if that doesn't work, even
stronger action may be needed."
The action was timed to coincide
with the upcoming provincial election, Gordon said.
"If the Liberals get in they won't
exactly place a unified Dawson as
their top priority. Don't forget, before the Parti Quebecois was elected
the Liberals gave us the same run
around on this issue for seven years.
Why should things be any different
"All it takes is a half hour meeting with the nuns (from the convent), and the matter can be solved
like that," Gordon said, snapping
his fingers. "Everyone's on our side
except for that big bully in Quebec
The college administration is basing its action on the closing of Sorel
CEGEP (junior college) last year,
when financial demands were met
almost immediately by the provincial government.
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Thea Koerner House
Thursday, March 19,1981
at 12:30 in the Ballroom at the Centre
NOMINATIONS are now baing accepted for thraa positions
on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Student Centre.
TWO ordinary members shall be elected for a term of one year
and ONE for a term of two years.
Nomination FORMS are available at the Centre office, until
Tuesday, March 17, 1981 at 4:30 p.m.


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