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                                          In 1971 TheUbyssey published aSedateStudent
                                      Guide to the University of B.C., or, JustineGoes to
                                      College. As chance, and the passage of four years would                                  c
                                      have it, Justine's younger sister Pauline has decided to
                                      come to UBC. This is what happens to her.
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                                                          SEPTEMBER 2-5,1975.

                                                               Editor: Gary Coull
                                                           I Ilustrations: John Kula
                                          A special edition of The Ubyssey, published by the Alma
                                      Mater Society of the University  of B.C. It i s published by
                                      students as a guide to the 1975-76 campus for new and  used
                                      students alike. Its views may not necessarily agree with
                                      administration propaganda.




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             I    .STUDENT UNION BUILDING BRANCH - STUART CLARK, MANAGER                                             I
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    1.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 0           .         0          The Odyssey begins
                                                             Pauline was about to follow her big sister
                                                          to university. Like Justine, Pauline couldn’t
                                                          really remember when she first decided to
                                               ,          go to university. As a matter of fact,she
                                                          couldn’t remember deciding. €t was just in
                                                          the natural order things. You came out of
                                                                               of
                                                          Grade 7, you went to high school; you
                                                          came out of grade 12, you headed for
                                                          university. It was that simple,provided you
                                                          had the marks and the money:
                                                             And Pauline had the marks. She an A     got
                                                          in physits, chemistry, math and French; a .
                                                          B in social studies and a C in English -
                                                                                   her
                                                          although sometimes teacher’s                   com-
                                                          ments on her    report  cards          weren’t t oo
                                                          flattering - “daydreams,” “short attention
                                                          span,” “loses interest rapidly.” She didn’t
                                                          reallylikeschool;         sheremembered how
                                                         depressed shefelt just before Grade 12, and
                                                          she’d almost decided to quit at one point.
                                                          But she plugged away and made it through
                                                          to the end.
                                                   .         After she got herChristmasreportcard,
                                                          Pauline’s father and mother         took her aside,
                                                          when her brother was in bed, and her father
                                                                                        we
                                                          said, “Pauline, it’s time had a talk about
                                                          your educational objectives.” She sat down
                                                                            lit
                                                          and her mother a cigarette. Dad poured a
                                                          couple of drinks.
                                                             To make a long story short,it was decided
                                                          that Justine would go into engineering. Her
                                                          father, the local Coca-Cola distributor, was
                                                          against the idea.He’d always had this thing
                                                          about her being able to draw, ever since
                                                                                a
                                                         she brought home painting of a horse from
                                                         her Grade 6 art class. Mom said Pauline
                                                         ought to do what she wanted to do. Pauline
                                                         thought she was going to end up crying but
                                                         she didn’t. Dad gave up, eventually. “Well,
                                                         it’s two against one,I can seeI’m fighting a
                                                         losing battle,” he said. Funny how Dad
                                                         always turned every        discussion into a small
                                                         war.
                                                            Pauline was well aware that her parents
                                                         had saved up a lot of money to put her
                                                         through university just like they had done
                                                                                    And
                                                         for her sister Justine. Pauline wanted to
                                                         do her bit to help too. She had a couple of
                                                         summer jobs lined up, but they fell        through:
                                                         the sportinggoods store went bankrupt and
                                                         the bank’s head office in Toronto decided
                                                         that they didn’t have enough money to hire
                                                         another relief girl, evenif she did have anA
                                                         in math. So she spent most of the summer
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                                                                                         a
                                                         hanging around; she got good sun tan and
                                                         she helped paint herparents’ house. o n
                                                         Aug. 26 she w e n t to the bus station and
                                                         bought a ticket for Vancouver.
                                           .                     days Pauline’s
                                                            Three later,            mother                and
                                                         father took her aside again and her father
                                                         said, “Pauline time we had a little talk.”
                                                                          it’s
                                                         He told her firstof all thathe and Mom were
                                                         very proud of both their daughters going to
                                                         university to get educated, an opportunity
                                                         both of them had been denied. Then he said
                                                        that Vancouver was not like the town where
                                                        she had been born and raised in. He men-
                                                        tioned how Justine had changed when she
                                                        went to college and begantalkingabout
                                                                                       in
                                                        politics and inequalities society. Mom and
                                                        Dad said they still loved Justine but they
                                                        hoped Pauline would watch out in the city.
                                                        Not only was it theharddrugcapital
                                                        Canada,he said, butit was the soft drug
                                                                                                           of                                                                                                                    .
                                                        capital too, and of course he didn’t have to
                                                        tell her how much it would hurt her mother
                                                        and him if she forgot all the good habits
                                                        she’d learned at home, a s soon as she went
                                                        away. And, some of those engineers were
                                                        pretty randy types, and didn’t have to tell
                                                                                           he
                                                        her about      how to conduct herself with
                                                        strange or not-too-familiar men, since she’d
                                                        received such a good education at home. She
                                                        was warned,     furthermore, to stay         away
                                                        from  underhanded          radicals with ulterior
                                                        motives who wouldspout rhetoricat her            like
                                                        they did to her sister and try toronvert her
                                                        to the communist cause.
                                                            Pauline thought about Justine. When her
                                                        sister first    went to university and        was
                                                        writing home about it, Pauline didn’t really
                                                        care. After she graduated last year, Justine
                                                        went away to Europe and Pauline           never had
                                                        a chance talk
                                                                    to            much  about      going to
                                                        universitv.
                                                           The nekt day, early in the morning, they
                                                        went down to the station and Pauline on       got
                                                        the bus. She kissed her mother and father,
                                                        and hermothercried. She swallowed the
                                                        lump in her throat, waved goodbye out the
                                                        window, and opened a magazine.


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     “Let me see your      authorization            to
  register.”
     The man was a faculty adviser. He, and
  what seemed like hundreds of others, sat
  behind long tables in the   Bucfianan building.
  This was the man, Pauline had been told,
  who would cordially and helpfully assist her
  in choosing the courses which would com-
  prise her first year of university.
     She didn’t really know how she managed
  to pick him . . . she justfell in line. The man
  had greying hair and wrinkles on his brow,
  and he was scowling.
     “What do you want to be?” he asked. “A
  nurse,ateacher,      a’home economistora
  housewife?.”
     Paulinewasstanding         still, but shefelt
  herself stumbling. She had expected a nice
  man, not this gruff individual. She thought
                               a
  she might tail miserably t her first, contact  .
  wit$ a Professor.
     She thrust toward him the form containing
  her cqurses and the sections she was and      in
  the times of her classes. His face clouded
  and he took his glasses off.
     “You can’t go into engineering,” he said.
  “Youdon’t have the prer.equisities. Here, let
  me give you some course cards for first-
  year arts.”
     “But I don’t want to go into arts,” said
* Pauline. “And I got an A in physicsand
  chemistry and math in grade 12.”
     “Well, you are incredibly stupid,” said the
  man. “Because this isn’t the place come   you
  to register for engineering. Nowgo away,                                                                                                                                 P

  yotl’re wasting my time and the time of all
  thesepeoplebehindyou.           Look at them.”
  Paulineturnedaroundand              looked at the
  line, which curved out of the room anddown
  the hall. Theguy behind her stared straight
  ahead. She turned back toward the wrinkle
  andasked:“Where                  I
                              do register  for
  engineering?”
     “Next, please,” said the greying man.
     The guy behind Pauline pushed
  authorization to registerformacrossthe
  table. She slumped out of the building and
                                                his
                                                                                                                                                                       1
  sat down under     a       tree to read      her
  registration handbook and, of course; she
  found thatshe’d been readingthe wrong

                                                               There are a few things
                                                                                                                                                                           f
  section. Finally she made her way over to
  the civil engineering building. She showed
  her authorization to register form to the two
  gorillas guarding thedoor and walked down
  the corridor. Laughter echoed behind her.
     “Well,”saidthemanbehindthetable,
   “all right, Pauline, but you’re going have  to              you should know about
                                                               the rent increaselimit.
   to realize one thing. It’snot going to be easy
   foryou as a girl. First of all, girls aren’t
   generally suited for this type       of work and
   secondly, you’regoing be left out all the
                            to               of
  extracurricular actiuities, because they’re
   all oriented toward men. But if you’ve gut
   your heart seton it, I’m not going to be one          THE RULES:                                             SOME EXCEPTIONS
   to stand in the way.”
     “You have to takeayear              of science,     0 Effective January 1, 1975, residential               0   Half a duplex, when t h e owner lives in
   though, so you better read your handbook              rent increases are limited to 10.6% of                 the other half (or basement suite, w h e n
   again and go to the right place for that.”            the rent presently being charged. This                 t h e owner lives in t h e remainder of t h e
     Pauline thanked him, took her f h m s and           rule applies to any dwelling containing                house) is exempt from the 10.6% limit.
   walked out of the fire exit. It was raining,          two or more rented units, and will be                  0 Certain major renovations may
   and she didn’t have an umbrella.
                                                         administered by t h e Rent Review Com-
                                                         mission. T h e rule also applies to single
                                                                                                                entitle an ownertoincrease rents over              -
                                                                                                                the 10.6% limit. These improvements
                                                         family dwellings..                                     must have been started since May 3,
                                                           Tenants can legally refuse to pay any                1974,anddonotincludenormal
                                                         rent increase over t h e 10.6% limit, sub-                           and
                                                                                                                maintenance repairs.      Landlords
                                                         ject to the exceptions specified in the                may consult the Rent Review Commis-
                                                         legislation. Tenant.s cannot be evicted                sion for details, particularly if planning
                                                         fornonpayment              of i l l e g a l r e n t    renovations  which       might justify rent
                                                         increases.                                             increases.
                                                         0 T h e r e m u s t be at leasta          twelve       0 Residential premises, except mobile

                                                         monthintervalbetweenone                     rent       home pads, beingrentedfor            t h e first
                                                         increase  and      t h e next, and    tenants          time on or after January       1 , 1974, are
                                                         m u s t begivenatleast        three months’            exempt from t h e 10.6% rent increase
                                                         notice of any rent increase.                           limit for a period of five years.
                                                         0 Notice of Rent Increase forms, sup-                  0 Premises renting for more than $500

                                                         plied to landlords by t h e R e n t Review             per month are exempt from t h e 10.6%
                                                         Commission, m u s t be used. These are                 increase limit.
                                                         the only valid forrks for notice of any                0 Mobile home pad rent increases may
                                                         residential rent increase.                             exceed 10.6%, but     only if prior approval
                                                                                                                is received from the Rent Review Com-
                                                           Questionsrelating to landlord-ten-                   mission.
                                                         ant matters other than rent increases
                                                         should be directed to the Office of the                  A brochure titled The Rent Increase
                                                                                                                                                                           .
                                                         Rentalsman,525 Seymour Street, Van-                    Limit and its Exceptions is available
                                                         couver, B.C. V6B  3H7. Telephone: 689-                 uponrequest,fromtheRentReview
                                                         0811. Out of town. call collect.                       Commission office, or from your near-
                                                                                      .                         est Government Agent office.



                                                                                                                If you have questions about residential rent
                                                                                                                increases, contact the
                                                                                                                Rent Review Commission
                                                                                                                P.O. Box 9600,
                                                                                                                Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4G4
                                                                                                                Telephone: 689-9361
                                                                                           1- C O Y I M N I a
                                                                                      I~mvIKrO(YIIIY(COLUU.I*   Out of town, call collect.
   Pauline’s father’s cousin and his family their name to the waiting list in the housing               They told herthat a s a lastresort,she          work andgethercallmadefree.Itwas
weregreat people, but they lived the East administration office in theGeneralSer-
                                       in                                                             could go down to Pacific Press, home of the       great - except that the room was taken.
Endof Vancouver and while they were doing vices Administration Building at Wesbrook                   Vancouver Sun and Province, and pick up             Twelve operatorslater,Pauline, found
their best they really couldn’t afford to keep and University Blvd. You won’t be alone -              an early edition of the Sun as it came off the    herself pressing a doorbell at the appointed
Pauline for very long. She knew she had to there are about 6,000 names on the waiting                 presses about 10:45 a.m. and check out the        time. The house was grey stucco and the
find a place to live; hadshe             what she list.                                               classified ads. But she needed a car to do        woman who answered the door opened it a
thought was enough money and she figured              The list of people, including non-students,     that because the race to get to any decent                                        and
                                                                                                                                                        crack, then a little farther, said:
it would be easy enough. After all,          she    seeking accommodation off-campus is even          place listed makes  Death Race 2000 look like      “Yes?”
wasn’t asking fora mansion, justa roof and longer. Vancouver has one of the lowest                    a parade.                                           The arrangement was that Pauline     would
a bed. Little did she know. . . .                   vacancy rates and  possibly the highest rents       So Pauline checkedout the housing list          babysit the landlady’s son on evenings and
   In glowing terms, the brochure that had in the         country.      New rental   apartment        and found to her surprise what    looked like a   weekends in exchangeforthe room. The
arrived with her    notice        of acceptance construction isnil and people who do have a           good-sounding place on West Tenth.She             landlady, whose husband had left her some
described the   sumptuous, modern             UBC decent placeto live in will not move because                                          a
                                                                                                      found a telephone and, lacking dime put in        years ago, wasa bus driver. The room had
reidences. Pauline remembered seeing             a they know they’re fucked if they do.               two nickels and dialed. The dial tone con-        four walls with blistering pea-green paint.A
picture of the strikirrg Walter         Gage          The housing crisis in Vancouver       is,       tinued and the nickels  wouldn’t come back.       10-inch square window    which     opened a
rcsidence, northeast      of SUB, which had depending on you      who           talk to, dueto a        She was wondering what to do when a guy         coupleof inches was almostobscured by the
appeared in the local paper back home. It number of reasons: high mortgage rates,                     in a red shirt and flare pants walked by.                                         She
                                                                                                                                                        maze of dripping copper pipes. trod on a
sounded great - co-operative living and scarcity and high price of serviced lots, the                 “Have yougot change for a dollar?” she            cockroach which hadn’t been quick enough
everything. Even the other two residences, removal of a cushy tax concession that                     asked. He didn’t but he showed her how to         to join its comrades under the experienced
Totem Park and Place Vanier, pretty allowed rich folks to write off investment in
                                    looked                                                            dial the operator, tell her the phone didn’t      mattress and said: “1’11 take it.’’
good, especially   sincePauline         had been such things as apartments and, finally, the
getting a little tired of living at home and provincial Landlord and TenantAct and the
was looking forward to the        challenge of resultant “investor uncertainty.”
being on her own.                                     The real reasonis that theCanadian socio-
   She was in for a surprise.                       economic system is more concerned with
   People who comeintocontact             with the profit and loss than providing a basic human
student housing director, Rohringer,
find he is a paternalistic gent who feels an
overwhelming                toward
               responsibility
                              Les
                                    the
                                                    need: a place to live.
                                                      But Pauline didn’twant to bother figuring
                                                    out the whys andwherefores of the housing
                                                                                                                                                                                       c:I
parents of residence dwellers.                      crisis - she wanted a place to live.
   “Residence is for people who want to               Pauline’s search for  housing began with a
concentrate on their studies and be catered lecture from someone who appeared on the
to,” says Rohringer.                                steps of the new administration building to
   UBC residences now consist of large tell everyone of the wonders of residence,
expensive high rises: Totem Park,Place              but ended up by admitting that there was     no
Vanier and the GageTowers. Fort Camp, a room at the moment. However, there were
motley collection of old “temporary” army always cancellations. So E’auline and about
hukerected when UBC was a fledgling 50 other people slept on thesteps of the
campus, was torn down after Gage Towers administration building for nights         three
was completed.                                      waiting forsomeone to fink out on lincle
   Costs are: $663 a yearforsharedac-               Les .
commodation in Gage. This is fora room in . The second placePaulinetriedwasthe
a furnished, self-contained apartment with housing service operatedby the Alma Mater
bedrooms
six      opening                 into a foyer, Society. Eight students        hired        by the
bathroom and kitchen-lounge area facing a universities council have set up s h o p in
balcony.                                            SUB nearthenorthentrance.There             they
                                                                               of
   The kitchen facilities are a bonus because solicit and receive offers housing and post
it means youdon’t have to eat the disgusting daily lists of what’s available. This ranges
slop served up in Totem and Place Vanier from single sleeping rooms private homes in
where you pay for the “food” whether you to whole houses available for rent.
eat it or not.                                        Pauline found the people there were very
   In Place Vanier, you’re    looking at $1,121 a helpful and talked to her a while about the
year for a double room and $1,167 for a Landlord Tenant Act, what a landlord can
single. Totem’s doubles a r e the same price and       can’t do to   you      and some    of your
but a senior single there is   $1,255 a year. As responsibilities a s a tenant. She discovered
             this        the
mentioned, includes dubious                         there wasa lot she didn’t know about living
privilege of eating your meals in residence on someoneelse’s property and was             glad she
cafeterias.                                                              with
                                                    took the time to talk the housing service
   The 3,400 beds    in
                    university-run                  people.
rgidences always
           are               filled by  Aug.     1.   They also’said the servicewill continue to
Anyone wishing to live in residence can add operate until mid-October.                                                                 “I’ll tuke                 it.”
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    I                                           I          Special
                                                        books. orders               for booksand
    I   SeePages 12, 13 and 16                  I       University ringsmay be placed through the
    I " " " "
      " " " "                                 J         Bookstore.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pauline decided it was time to buy a few persuaded to do anything more useful with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     books. Or rather a lot of books.                 his money - like       giving        everyone on
.#                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       She had between 15 and 20 volumesto          campus a Timex, a feat which would have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     purchase right away - with more to come been slightly cheaper than the for the       bill         so-
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    later. She went to the armory,a grey cavern called bell tower.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on the West Mall that is headquarters for the Retreating into the library, Pauline just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     UBC bookstore during the first weeks of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       few            happened to stumble. into the ranks of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     classes. But she found the lineups there too     library tour  group, which was lucky because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     much toeven contemplate, so she went back        even with a little guidance the place seemed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the Bookstore on the Main Mall.               like a Carpathian labyrinth. .At least after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         But most of the books Pauline needed         the tourshe knew where to find afew things.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     weren’t at the bookstore. In one case, the       Left on her own again, she looked through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     man behind the counter told her a required       the card catalogue on the fifth floor, con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     text hadn’t even been ordered by the prof;in     sulted a chart of book number locations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     another case, it seemed the bookstore had        set off on her quest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lost the order; in yet another, thepublishing       She passed through the fifth-floor turn-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     firm in Chicago hadn’t come through.             stile, which got her into      the       book-filled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Even the books that were in stock cost a     stacks, and went down a flight of stairs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lot. Pauline bought three hard-cover                              of               It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the fourth level the stacks. was hot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     science texts for $47.5Q total and went out-        Getting to the stacks had been easy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     side to    sit on a bench in front of the        Pauline was juststarting to feel’ a little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bookstore.                                       confidence when she tripped over the body
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ’   Pauline put two and two together     and    o a student. “Water . . . water,” the body
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     decided that she   was payingmore money for croaked. Pauline panicked and dashed off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the many books imported from across the          down the nearest    row of books. An hour later
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     49th parallel.                                   she emerged with one of the textsshe’d been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         She heard about a second-hand bookstore      looking for.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     being run by thestudent council in the                                            she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It was getting late,’so decided to go for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     basement of SUB and was heading over to          a coffee. She   was          walking down in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     check it out, when she passed the library        thedirection of the     bookstore        when her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and decided to see if any of the books she       attention was caught a chanting gang of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     wanted were in there.                            red-jacketed engineering students in the ._
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         She first went to the Sedgewick un-          process of heavinga blue-coated science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     derground library,thepride         of librarian  student into the pool in front of the library.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Basil Stuart-Stubbs and located in the              Once theritual was      completed, tothe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     middle of - or under actually - the Main         unsuppresed delight of a number of bored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mall. Although Sedgewick, which caters           passersby, Pauline went over to the soggy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     primarily to undergraduates, did have a set      victim and asked    him if he was all right.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of one of the texts she wanted, everyone of         He said his name was Frank and as he sat      ~




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the books was on two-hour loan. Pauline          wringing out his socks on the edge of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     wanted to take the texts out a t least over-     pond, he told her some interesting things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     night, so she was out of luck again.             about the campus, including a bit of history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         She did find two books she wanted but        of the library.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     threeotherswere on reserve. Sinceeach               Frank said head librarian         Basil Stuart-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     book had a long list of people waiting for it,   Stubbs hadto more or less lay his job on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Pauline was supposed tohave all of           line to get the new underground library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     them read in four days for an English            built.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     course, she didn’t see any point in carrying        At the same time the arts faculty was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Sedgewick venture any further.               lobbying for more office space in the formof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Heading up the slope behind the under- an extension to Buchanan building. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ground library, Pauline was greetedby the got it too, Frank said, pointing to the drab




            Pauline’s stomach was empty.
     regrettable                         occurrence
     viseable to get hungry a t UBC unless you
                                                                          for                        it is
                                                                                                                  This was a campus if it wasn’t for the fact that is open
                                                                                                                      not ad- only to grad students. But is easy to crash.
                                                                                                                                          There’s also a cafeteria operated by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1          out-of-tune electronic tone of the bell tower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on the plazain front of the main library. The skyline like a giant popup waffle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tower was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     benefactor, Leon Ladner, who couldn’t be up money foroffice construction on campus.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cure.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  donated     by a secalled UBC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      grey high rise that “graces” the campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Frank said that is relatively easy line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         And he said “prestige” fac‘ulties such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      science and medicine, are also quite suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     common cold, and there’s only one known cessfulat new buildings and more equip-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      spring for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   getting university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            planners to
     are prepared to leave the immediate con- Canadian National Institute for theBlind in                                                                                                                                                                                                             ment, even though their        brand            new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       . That’s when Pauline found out about the
     fines of the campus and obtain sustenance the basement of the education building.                                                                                                                                                                                                                technology may beused by only a handful of
     elsewhere.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hong Kong and another SUB eatery NOT
                                                                                                                                          One day, Pauline     made                                       the ghastly                                 operated by food services, the Delly. This students.
            Practically all food sold at UBC isthe                                                                                     mistake of eating in the food services                                                                                                                            Frank also said it would be a mistake to
     result of the work of an administration operation in SUB. This operation is the pride                                                                                                                                                            operation started a couple of years ago and assume that the $3.8 million underground
     organization called food services, headedby and joy of Bailey and if you didn’t un-                                                                                                                                                             promised to be a real live delicatessen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Unfortunately, this ambition has not been        library, leaky roof and all, even begins to
     Robert                   (Ronald                         McDonald) Bailey. This derstand the rderence to Ronald McDonald                                                                                                                        achieved since       the Delly concentrates      solve the university’s book problems.
     near-monopoly serves a number of pur- made above, you soon will, as Pauline did.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He said there are still thousands of books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     mainly on churningout submarinesand-
     poses. Food purchasing and preparation can Lastyear,The                                                                                                         Ubyssey examinedthe                                                             wiches, tired    sausage rolls and doughy        in permanent, almost~inaccessible storage,
     theoretically be centralized and streamlined                                                                                      operations of food services and discovered                                                                    pizza. Nonetheless,   they    are a pleasant     with many thousands earmarked for the
t    to cut costs, the                                        operation’s                        numerous                              that food prices at UBC were going up faster                                                                  break fromthe unpalatable normbut tend to        deep freeze in the near future.
     creditors only have to go to one place and than they were off campus. S o , deciding if                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stubbs estimates that every square of    inch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     get boring after repeated visits.
     you always know who toblamefor                                                                                       the you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, Bailey trans-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘That’s what Pauline found out anyway,      .existing book space will be completely fm
     bland, tasteless and occasionally poisonous formed the south-side SUB snack bar into a                                                                                                                                                          “Oh well,” she thought     to    herself after   by 1979, Frank told her. He said the librarian
     slop that passes for food out here.                                                                                        “McDonald’s-type operation. Pre-cooked                                                                                                                                believes the campus needs another 128,500
            Pauline had heardabout this but was not hamburgers in the fast-foad McDonald’s                                                                                                                                                           eating on campus for a couple of weeks. “I       square feet of libraryspace within four
                                                                                                                                                                   old                                                                               didn’t come here to become a gourmet, I
     prepared to take a bus to a decent .style is the order of the day.Most of the food                                                                                                                                                                                                               years.
     restaurant. However, in the next few weeks is, in a word, awful,but Bailey insists thatit                                                                                                                                                       came here to learn.”                                     said campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Frank smart           observers
     she found some interesting,                                                                     and- edible, is not harmful.                                                                                                                        Rut she also found she wasn’t eating a s wouldn’t bet money on it being provided. -
     exceptions. Here are the places she tried:                                                                                                                                                                                                      much as she had at home.
                                                                                                                                          There a r e bonuses, however. On the north                                                                                                                     Things at the UBC bookstore aren’t much
             1NTERNATION.AL HOUSE:                                                                             Various                 side full-course meal part of the SUB                                                                                                                          better,Franksaid. In addition to its own
     kinds of foreign foods.’Each day of the week operation, there is a very nice andvery                                                                                                                                                                                                             administrative and space problems, the
     brings a new culinary delight. l4atch The famouslady whose specialty ismade-to-                                                                                                                                                                                                                  store is constantly harassed by professors
     Ubyssey for details.                                                                                                              order sandwiches. You get to see the sand-                                                                                                                     who can’t be bothered toplace textbook
             OLD AUDITORIUM (check your map): wich puttogetherbefore                                                                                                                        your very eyes.                                                                                           orders on time, who frequently            order
     Greasy North American Chinesefood which Very reassuring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         redundant and hard-to-sell books, and who
     is hot but not the best Chinese food ever                                                                                            If Pauline had known about it,                                                     she                                                                      seem unable to accurately        estimate  the
     served in Vancouver. Open 11:30 a.m. to probably would have waited until 4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                               number of books they will need, he said.
     4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                         when the Hong Kong Kitchen opens in the                                                                                                                           As a result, the store has been forced to
             PONDEROSA: Highlight of this food Village. Good (but not gourmet) Chinese                                                                                                                                                                                                                have annual bargain-basement sales where
     servicesbperation,frequentedmainly                                                                                     by food a t bargain prices.                                                                                                                                               tons of books are disposed of at cut-rate
     engineers strange                 and                                             looking scientific                                  But Pauline had not yet found out about                                                                                                                    prices. Few of the books on sale are
     types, is the large tree around which the this pleasant alternative. After standing in                                                                                                                                                                                                           prescribed on course reading lists, Frank
     entrance was built. The food is the sameold line with a lot of other victims, she found                                                                                                                                                                                                          added.
     stuff but the people who work there are nice. herself sitting a t a table with a lot of other                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pauline asked Frankif he knew anything
             BUS STOP: Favorite of chemistry profs people staring ata food services tray (hard                                                                                                                                                                                                        about the  alternative       book store in the
     and mad psychologists from the Anguish on the teeth but not bad with a little salt and                                                                                                                                                                                                           Student Union Building.
     building. Personal service but very small                                                                                         ketchup)littered with a hamburgerthat                                                                                                                             Frank said that  while the store was gooda
     and always packed. you want to stay close looked like it had made a comfortable nest
                                                                   If                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 idea - students who don’t want books, sell
     to the exit in case your stomach decides to for itself in its foil pouch, a little bag filled                                                                                                                                                                                                    them to students   who do in a store runby the
     reject what you inflict on it, there’s a take- with somehow                                                                            those      familiar      (but                                                                                                                             student administrationon a co-op basis - it
      out counter.                                                                                                                     overcooked)   chips,               and a glass of milk                                                                                                         didn’t always turn out to be helpful.
              BARN: Hapgout of agricultureand                                                                                           (expensive, but the only thing                                         Bailey’s                                                                                  Many of the books for sale are editions
      forestry                   students                          with         a                   smattering of operation can’t fuck up).                                                                                                                                                           that areno longer required reading,        he said.
      gears.                 It’s                  on the Main Mall near                                                the                Half an hour later, she was standing in                                                                                                                       Frank told Paulinethat if one’s object
     forestry building. Serves up pizza and front of the admissions desk a t Wesbrook                                                                                                                                                                                                                 were to set up a university book store and
      sandwiches.                                                                                                                      Hospital,  conveniently                located               across                                                                                            library        that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              system would       guarantee
              BUCHANAN LOUNGE: Food services University Blvd. from SUB. The                                                                                                                                             nurse                                                                         students would spend ridiculous amounts of
     operates a quickie counter in this haven for behind the counter told her togo into the                                                                                                                                                                                                           money buying mountains of maginally-
     undiscriminating arts                                               students.                                     Donuts washroom and make herself sick.                                                                                                                                         useful literature, it is difficult to see how one
     taste like baked cardboard but the coffee                                                                                             When she came out, a young intern with                                                                                                                     would have to make many changes in the
      makes a good batiking dye.                                                                                                       long hair and a moustache asked her what                                                                                                                       present UBC system.
             GRADUATE STUDENT CENTRE:This                                                                                              the matter had been and she told him she                                                                                                                       , Pauline took Frank for a cup of what she
      eatery is‘licenced, which is great because had eatensomethingthat                                                                                                                          had madeher                                                                                          understood to be coffee, though shewas
      youcan wash down your meal with stomach- sick. “Ah, yes,”hesaid knowingly. “The                                                                                                                                                                                                                 unconvinced. (It came out of a machine in
      numbing alcohol. Actually, the food is not SUBstandard
      bad. And, naturally, these two factors would paper on it, it so happens. It’s a frequently-
                                                            a
      make the centre very popular spot for the occurring condition, even more so than the
                                                                                                                                                      syndrome.               Just                              finished a

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Then she went back to her room to try
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      studying.
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                                                                                                                                              door of the games area, where she


Submarines                6. $UBstanda,rds
                             Herstomach feeling better,                                                  Pauline continued tour,
                                                                                                                           her
                                                                                                                                              saw bowling alleys, billiard tables, \
                                                                                                                                              ~
                                                                                                                                               -
                                                                                                                                                         ”           ,
                                                                                                                                              aericulture man and won.
                                                                                                                                                  LaterPauline headed upstairs
                                                                                                                                                                               ~         ~    ~   o

                                                               large sign advertisingthePit, a
Pizza      \
                          Pauline was ready to explore the
                          low-level monument
                                  cement
                                                               $250,000 watering hole serving.
                                                               beer - draught or bottles - and
                                                                                                      passing by the Thunderbird Shop
                                                                                                      which makes a tidy profit on the
                                                                                                                                              for a tour of the
                                                                                                                                              Emerging from the south
                                                                                                                                                                         main       floor.
                                                                                                                                                                                door, she
                          knownas SUB. “It may look like a     cider at only a modest profit. For     various little things students need     noticed a large        blackboard
                          fortress,”she thought to ,herself,   years students had drunk beer in       in a hurry - a sort of serendipity-     availabletoleavemessages                 for
Ice Cream                 “but a t least it belongs to the
                          students - and that means me.”.
                                                               the party room upstairs, Pauline
                                                               learned, a crowded, hot area with
                                                                                                      potpourri affair. She also passed
                                                                                                      the Delly which got off to a good
                                                                                                                                              friends and, the right,a series of
                                                                                                                                              glass-encased
                                                                                                                                                              to
                                                                                                                                                                bulletin  boards
                          ( Pauline would ,later learn about   as much atmosphere as a gym-           startselling’ a variety of neat                             of
                                                                                                                                              where all sorts documents, from
Where ?                   the real ownership of SUB and
                          other crazy plans to build around
                                                               nasium washroom.Thesqueaky-
                                                               clean new Pit opened in 1973 after
                                                                                                      sandwiches only to succumb to a
                                                                                                      regimented, modified and     sub-
                                                                                                                                               councilmeeting
                                                                                                                                               graduation
                                                                                                                                               displayed.
                                                                                                                                                             minutes
                                                                                                                                                          announcements,
                                                                                                                                                          She past
                                                                                                                                                            headed
                                                                                                                                                                                        to
                                                                                                                                                                                       are
                          it).                                 years of planning dating back to       stantially poorer-quality menu.
                                 around
                                 the
                             Wandering                         when the Alma Mater Society was           Paulinealsopeered      through a                tables
                                                                                                                                               literature manned          by
                                                                                                      glass door and saw the   bank which      various political groups barking at
                                                                                                      spends loads of money each year             and
                                                                                                                                               her,narrowly avoided                      a
                                                                                                       attracting students, hoping to latch    collision with a bunch of menacing

                                -GET
                                   YOURS NOW                                                     ’
                                                                                                       on to them them
                                                                                                                    and
                                                                                                                     keep
                                                                                                       depositing long aftertheyleave
                                                                                                       university. Pauline walked past
                                                                                                                                               Hara Krishna dancers clanging in
                                                                                                                                               the middleof the floor. She stopped
                                                                                                                                               to admire.hand-madesweaters
                                         FURNITURE
                                 RENTSTUDENT DISCOUNT
                                 SPECIAL
                                                                                                       the alternative book and craftshop
                                                                                                       which offers interesting things for
                                                                                                       reasonable  prices. was
                                                                                                                         She           told
                                                                                                                                               being sold by an old woman then
                                                                                                                                              ‘walked over the listening lounge
                                                                                                                                                               to
                                                                                                                                               which was beside the red-carpeted
                                                                                                       never to buy new books for school       conversation pit.
                              MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL                                                    without looking in the alternative         She found that if she gave her
                              LOW RENTAL RATES                                                         book store because many of them.        AMS card    at           information-
                                                                                                                                                                      the
                              FAST DELIVERY             F U R N I T U R E RENTAl                       could be purchasedin here without       concession desk she       would be given
                                                                                                       havingto      pay fancyextras     to    a set of stereo headphones to listen
                              WIDE SELECTION                                                                                                   to recorded tapes stored in the
                                                    894 BURRARD ST.                     688-8381               the
                                                                                                       support campus          bookstore’s
                              PURCHASE OPTION       2967 GRANDVIEW HWY.                 437-9796                                               comfortable lounge area. It would
                                                                                                       overhead.
IN SUB BASEMENT                                                                                                                                be a comfortable way to relax or         to
                      J                                                                                  She alsostuck her head in the
                                                                                                                                               study. She also found out that
                                                                                                                                               behind the booth was another bar
                                                                                                                                               - the Lethe - which served hard
                                                                                                                                               drinks.



               BUS SEWICESTO
                                                                                                                                                   She went back into the mainSUB
                                                                                                                                               foyer, walked north until she came
                                                                                                                                               to a set of stairs going down to the
                                                                                                                                               left, just past the conversation pit.
                                                                                                                                               Down the stairs she discovered the
                                                                                                                                               428-seat auditorium where movies,
                                                                                                                                               panel discussions  other
                                                                                                                                                                and
                                                                                                                                               culturalevents(likethe             old Dr.

               UBC UNIVERSITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA                                                                                                Bundolo medicine‘show for CBC
                                                                                                                                                radio) sometimes    happen.
                                                                                                                                                second-run commercial movies
                                                                                                                                                are also shown hereduring the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Many

                                                                                                                                                year for a f e e which usually gives
        10th-UBC VIA BLVD.-10                                    Blanca, Chancellor to UBC. Returns asSPANISH                                   you change back from your dollar.
        Frequent service, seven days a week, from Koote-         BANKS-42.                                                                         Further down themain foyer,
        nay Loop via Hastings, Granville, Broadway, 10th
        Avenue and University Blvd. to UBC. Returns as
                                                                 LONSDALE VIA3rd 926     -                                                      Pauline walked past the Speakeasy
                                                                                                                                                office where people take         their
                                                                 Mprning direct service from North Vancouver via                                problems, then on to the SUB art
        HASTINGS-10.                                             Lonsdale,1st Street, Chesterfield, 3rd Street, Marine                          gallery where a variety of cultural
        FORTY-NINTH -49                                          Drive, Lions Gate Bridge to Georgia at Bute. Serves                            shows are put on periodically
        From Burnaby South (Nelson and Kingsway)to UBC           all route stops in North Vancouver. Passengers  from                           during the year. An& somewhere
        via imperial and 49th Ave. Service every 30 minutes,     West Vancouver transfer on Georgia at Bute. Non-                               behind the walls,          shelearned,
        Monday-Friday7 am to 6 prn. At other times transfer      stop from Georgia at Bute to University Boulevard                              thousands of dollars       worth         of
        at Dunbar and 41st Ave. to FORTY-FIRST-41 BUS.           then all stops to East Mall Loop.                             \
                                                                                                                                                valuableCanadian             art by the
                                                                 Return afternoon dirpct service from East Mall Loop,                           Group of Seven, and others, was
        FORTY-FIRST-41                                           all stops on University Boulevard, then non-stop to
                                                                                                                                                being stored.
                                               via
        Service every 30 minutes from Joyce Loop 4lst                                                                                              But as she entered this shrine        of
                                                                 Georgia at Burrard, then all regular stops in North                            culture she noted thatthemain
        Ave., S.W. Marine Drive to UBC.                          Vancouver.                                                                     activity seemed to be taking place
        UBC VIA CHANCELLOR-44                                    For further information and complete timetables call                           on the carpeted    floor, where dozens
        Hourly service from 10th Ave. and Alma via loth,         B.C. Hydro Transit Information 261-2261.                                       of people were eating lunches,
                                                                                                                                                 talking, reading, anddoing more of
                                                                                                                                                 the things her parents had warned
                                                                                                                                                 her about.
                                                                                                                                                    Next to the            was
                                                                                                                                                                  gallery the
                                                                                                                                                 proctor’s office (men with        keys
                                                                                                                                                 who flex theirminute power by
                                                                                                                                                 saying who can can’t  and get
                                                                                                                                                -through a certain locked door) and
                                                                                                                                                 then across the way was the im-
                                                                                                                                                 portant housing deSk..It was there,
                                                                                                                                                 she learned, that the thousands of
                                                                                                                                                 students still  seeking a place to live
                                                                                                                                                 would have to come for advice.
                                                                                                                                                    Paulineadvancedupthe              north
                                                                                                                                                 stairs to the second floor ofSUB
                                                                                                                                                 where her ears were assaulted by
                                                                                                                                                 the sound of the ever-popular cha-
                                                                                                                                                 cha           from
                                                                                                                                                    emanating the                     room
                                                                                                                                                 directly ahead of her across the
                                                                                                                                                 second floor foyer.
                                                                                                                                                  Inside the room - which used tQ
                                                                                                                                                be thePit                Pit
                                                                                                                                                               before the was
                                                                                                                                                opened downstairs - Pauline saw
                                                                                                                                                scores of clean-cut members of the
                                                                                                                                                dance club  doing all the latest steps
                                                                                                                                                  dance
                                                                                                                                                for          floor excitement: the
                                                                                                                                                rhumba,the fox trot, waltz and
                                                                                                                                                tango. This room holds    up to 350
                                                                                                                                                            can
                                                                                                                                                people and be           booked for
                                                                                                                                                parties, banquets and dances.
                                                                                                                                                  Heading east along the     hall,
                                                                                                                                                     peered the
                                                                                                                                                Justine through
                                                                                                                                                ballroom door to her right, where
                                                                                                                                                    guy
                                                                                                                                                some was           speaking.(This
                                                                                                                                                room holds up to 1,200 people and
                                                                                                                                                can alsobe booked. Politicians like
                                                                                                                                                Robert         and
                                                                                                                                                      StandfieldDave
                                                                                                                                                Barrett and abortionists like Dr.
                                                                                                                                                    Morgentaler
                                                                                                                                                Henry                   have been
                                                                                                                                                known to use it.)
                                                                                                                                                  Further down thehall,Pauline
                                                                              A programme of the Hon. James G. Lorimer.                         could hear sounds coming from a
        BURWJ OF TRANSIT SERVICES                                             Mlnister of Municipal Affairs,
                                                                              Government of the Provlnce Of Brltlsh Columbla
                                                                                                                                                door right across the alcove   (room
                                                                                                                                                241K, to be exact) She heard the
                                                                                                                                                clacking of typewriters, ringing
                  SUB built with student money but won’t be studentmowned

telephones and muffled shouts of “Stop the
presses,” “Scoop” and    “That’s 30.” She
opened the yellow door and gazed upon the
Ubyssey office, where hard-drinking, high- she went backto themaincorridorand
living                 and
       newspapermen newspaper-                   followed it t thesoutheastcorner of the
                                                               o
women give birth three times a week to the building where passed she               a series of
university newspaper.                            bookable meetingrooms,wentthrough              a
   “Iguess you want to fillout a Tween foyer and a set of doors, and saw to her left evolve               from            into
                                                                                                               inspiration concrete
Classesform,” a guy yelled atherfrom             the room used almost exclusively for AMs reality. A committee of students,faculty
acrossthelittered office. “Everyonecan           student council meetings. ( A group once’ and administrators started talking about a                crete and stuff costing about $5 million -
use Tween Classes to publicize an event on tried to have a frisbee war in lhe chamber new student union building distinctfrom                        $1.4million from theuniversityand        $3.6
                       the
campus provided all necessary               in- but they were thrown out.)                        Brock Hall way back in 1958. (Brock Hall -         million from the students.
formation is in    that wooden box     on the      Paulinelearnedlater        from this year’s thatlittle old study hall acrossfromthe
counter by 12:30 p.m.day the            before ANIS president, Jake van der Kamp, that the        library which is threatened by demolition             Students have been paying since 1963 and
publication.” Pauline stammered that she        council chamber - red-carpeted, sporting under one plan for building the new data                    are still paying (and will be for a few years
didn’t want to fill out any forms just then,    29 cushioned swivel chairs and an opulent processing centre - was the official beehive               yet) before thebuilding ceases to become a
and quickly shut the door on this scene of custom-made circular table - cost nearly               of student activity).                              mortgage company asset. As for the other
perversion,            and
             depravity truth. Her               $9,000 to furnish and was the scene many of                                                          phases, they have yet to materialize,
parents had warned her about places like greatbattles in student politics at UBC.                                                                    although building the Pit with money from
this.                                           Many of the great orators in this hallowed                                                           the. SUB reserve fund (an AMS fund
           south the
   Heading downadjoining                        chamber later went onto be Liberal party                                                                        designated
                                                                                                                                                     specifically        for         building ex-
corridor,Pauline passed thepublications         hacks, lawyers and generalhangers-on who                                                             pansion) might    be considered a partial
office, where classified or retail advertising continued to butt their noses into university                                                         phase.
in The Ubyssey can be bought from ad affairs long after- they should have,left.                                                                        The lease with the administration has not
manager FredVyse and his staff. (Deadline Some of them can still be seen waddling up                                                                 beenwithout itsproblems for students. In
for ads is noon the day before publication.) to the bar in the Pit, being able to afford i o                                                         the summerof 1973 the AMS council ordered
Next on the left, was a door leading down a tokens for a table of “friends.”                                                                         SUB to be closed down during a dispute with
short corridor   which seemed to contain           Passing a couple of glass-fronted offices                                                         the administration.
assorted offices. At the end, Pauline found cone of which is usually the lost and found)
the studio-office complex of the     radio      next to the council chamber, Justine arrived                                                            In March of that year the administration
society which is responsible for pretend- at the southwest corner of SUB where she                                                                   refused to provide adequate security and
radio station CITR (the stands
                           TR      for          found the club’s lounge (which anyone can                                                            maintenance in the building, prompting
                                                use) the
                                                    andclub’s              workroom (which                                                           council to seek legaladviceand,          in the
                                                anyone can use).                                                                                     meantime, close down SUBfor the summer.
                                                   Proceeding north, she  passed the women’s                                                         The board finally agreed to beef      up     its
                                                office, more meeting rooms and, a t the end                                                          contributions to SUB        after it got first
                                                of the corner, she spied the heart the AMS
                                                                                     of                                                              priority on all SUB convention bookings
                                                - two bureaucratic officesout of which the
                                                                                                     During the next few years several plans         duringthesummer, although there is an
                                                affairs of thestudentsareallegedly           con-  were proposed, worked on and discarded.           AICZS. 30-day backout clause.
                                                ducted. .Behind the glass partition, Pauline       Committees of thedaywere          thinking in        Plans for expansion around SUB have not
                                                saw a receptionist and the offices of other        terms of $800,000, with a winter     sports       been limited to the three phases mentioned
                                                hired AMS staff members - one of whom is           centre thrown in, until a hiredconsultant                Career-oriented
                                                                                                                                                     earlier.                       AMS executive
                                                the booking clerk who takes care of booking        said it would be at least $4 million for SUB      members of recentyearshave            proposed
                                                rooms inSUB for people wanting tohold              alone.                                            suchthingsasundergroundshopping
                                                dances or meetings or orgies.                        With this figure in mind,studentsand            centres between SUB and Gage         Towers.
                                                   What Pauline couldn’t see was the series clubs were polled         in    1962 to voice their      underground           lots movie
                                                                                                                                                                   parking and
                                                of offices off the reception area that house       choice and the result was a three-stage plan.     theatres.
                                                the executive members of the Alma Mater            The current building was called stage one            While none of thesehaveever          become
                                                                                  in
                                                Society, elected each spring campus-wide           and was to be the core unit     with offices,     muchmorethantalk,thecredit-seeking
                                                elections. Right next door, she passed the         lounges and services, such as the cafeteria       hangers-on have managed to create a huge
                                                AMS business office, open from 9 a.m. to 4 and bowling alley, at a cost of $3.5 million.             white elephant at studentexpense - the
                                                P.m., but closed between 11:30 and 12:30 for Stage two called for a 1,200-seat auditorium            controversial covered pool.
                                                lunch. In this rather dull office is a cashier for $1.2 million and stage three called for a           Dating back to a student referendum in
                                                who sells tickets to special, events concerts $250,000 conferenca centre.                            1972, the pool has been an issue in several
                                                and who handles theaccountsforclubs.                 Where was   the money going to      come        AMS elections and now, with costs literally
                                                                                                  from? Well, the generous students of 1963-64       soaring daily, its construction    is in doubt.
                                                 (More on this later.) The cashier closes at voted, in two referendums, to raise their         $24
                                                 3:30 p.m.                                                                                              Just beforeregistration       week, orders
                                                                                                  ANIS fee to $29 and have $15 per student           were given to begin clearing out the trees    in
                                                   Having completed her tour, Pauline went annually goingtoward the’purchase SlJB.       of          the area between SUB and War Memorial
Thunderbird  Radio, in case anyone’s in- out a door near the business office to sit in             In 1966, the boardof governors agreedpay to       Gym even thoughthere isnot enough money
 terested).                                     the courtyardon the SUB roof. It seemed to- for the food services(including a service                to build the pool. Proponents are insisting
   From here student s t a r s of the golden her that the building facilities were pretty         elevator) and provide the ground work and          that the shellof a pool be built now in hopes
                                                                                   a
air waves use more than $50,000 worth of accessible to students and that few people maintenance.                                                     of raising money later to complete the in-
equipmentto beam hackedupwirecopy,              weretryingtomake         itliveable.Pauline          But thestudents weregiven only a 45-year        sides. Sheer lunacy.
news, music, commercials and a variety of went back to her first conclusion: “It may              lease (with a 15-year option for extension).         And so, Pauline, the threat of your mcney
messages through SUB and intoa residence look like a fortress,” she thought, “but at At the             end             timeconcrete
                                                                                                                  of this the                        being misspent or put to questionable ends
or two. Their total number of listeners can least it belongs to the students - and that           monument belongs to the      university.      So               Our building isn’t reallyours and
                                                                                                                                                     still exists.
                                         if
sometimes be counted on one hand but, it’s means me.”                                             much for student power.                            there appears to be no bounds for the :&>as
raining out, the totalcodd climb somewhat.         Wrong, Pauline.  Fortress or         not, this    After severaldelaysconstruction           got   brewing in the backs of certain peoyie’s
Pauline found out that the facilities open building is ours only on borrowed time and under way in May of1967 and with further
                                     are                                                                                                             minds.
to anyone who joins the society and works       borrowed money. Here’s how it happened: delay, the building opened in October, 1968.                   Pauline thought these people wouid have
under the supervision of radio types. Then         SUB took about 10 years and $5 million to The result was 176,000 square feet of con-              to be watched.
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                  Pauline thought she would never find the
                physics lecture room. Finally she opened a
                door and saw a man in a white coat with a
                pile of papers in front of him. He was ad-
                dressing an amphitheatrefull of faces. The
                “room” was onlyhalf full but there were
                about 600 vacant stares. She sat down and
                the fellow next to her handed her a pair of
                binoculars.
                  “Of course,” the man in the white coat
                was saying, “you’ve all    havetaken      dif-
                ferential equations in high school. Otherwise
                you’d better see me because you’ll find it
                  The fellow with the binoculars asked her




          experience
                what a differential   equation          -wasand
                                                it
                Pauline said shethought had something to
                do with parabolas, but she wasn’t sure.
                   “Gee,” said binoculars. “I don’t think
                they taught thatin high school. And the prof
                in my English class us he hoped we’d all
                                      told
                had a good high school background in
                Fowler, Strunk and    White and the rudiments
                of grammar.
                   “These guys atuniversitysurehave               a
                weirdidea about what they teach in the B.C.
                school system.”
                   Pauline was about to reply but just then
                                      his
                the professor ended long dissertation and        ~~




                looked up to ask: “Are there              any
                questions?”
                   Pauline reallywanted to       know what a
                differentialequation was, but shefigured
                most of the other people in the class knew
                and she didn’t want to        look     dumb. She
                decided toask the prof for an appointment in
                his office.
                   A crowd of people surroundedthe prof
                      the
                after lecture.   Finally,she              got close
                enough to tug    at     his sleeve. “Ask me
                tomorrow,” he said.
                   The appointment was made the next day,
                                          a
                and Pauline turned upt the appointed hour.
                                  of
                Three quarters an hour later sheleft togo
                to a class but first shenoted the office hours
                posted on the prof’s door, which were as
                follows:
                                OFFICE HOURS:
                        2:OO-2:15 Wednesday except the
                      first and thirdWednesday of each
                      month, during full or quarter
                      moons, and in any month with an
                      ‘R’ in it.
                   One Wednesday she happened            to      be
                                                    He
                passing by and there he was. apologized
                profusely for missing the earlier          appoint-
                ment.
                   “I was .over in the faculty clubhaving
                some sherry with the head of the depart-

I               ment,” he said. “I clean forgot about it.”
                   “Oh, that’s all right,” said Pauline. just
                wanted to ask about differential equations.
                You said I might have a little difficulty -
                                                             “1


                didn’t take them in high school.”
                   The prof opened his mouth and began to
                speak. Ten minutes later Pauline asked a
                question. Sorry,  the        prof said, but a
                distinguished physicist            due
                                               was atthe
                airport in an hour and had to be met.
                   “I’d like to help you, kid,” said the prof.
                “But I have these community             service
                requirements I have to meet, or else I
                wouldn’t get tenure and I didn’t get tenure
                                            if
                I couldn’t teach here andyou wouldn’t want
                that to happen, now would you?”
                      a
          There were few frosh dances at the start
        of the year, and Pauline dropped in at a
        couple in the hopes of finding Prince
        Charming. But the guys there were,by and
        large, greasyclods who stepped on her feet,
        or dirty old grad students who danced real
                                  So
        close and had hairy arms. she spent'alot
                                        of
        of her time reading and the rest it trying




        8. The End
        to study, but somehow she couldn't keep her         job opportunities listed       on the bulletin
        interest up. It was like in high school, when       board. One of them was a clipping from the
        she put everything off and just crammedin           personal pages of the Georgia Straight, but
        the week before exams, although this year           she wasn't very encouraged since she no  had
        she had the feeling that it was going to be a       experience with riding bareback or using a
        lot harder.                                         rhinestone whip.
           The landlady, Mrs. Rhino, was all right             She approached the swarthy klutz behind
        but the room was very and   small            it     the counter to see what else was available.
        sometimes got sort of chilly at night. One          He showed her, so she moved to the next
        day the landlady poked her head in the door        wicket where a kind,quiet little old lady
        and told Pauline there was a phone call for        inquired what typeof work she was seeking.
        her.It was the housing administration: a           There might be an opening in the faculty
        rsidence student had slashedherwrists              club, but that wasn't what she had in mind.
        and killed herself, and her residence room         The lady gave her a form to fill out which
        was now vacant. Pauline gathered her few           she completed then walked away.
        possessions together, told her landlady                "Don't call us, we'll call you," she said as
        goodbye and moved in. The room was on the          Pauline left the counter.
        fifth floor of Nootka House in Totem Park. It          Nothing happened. She even applied for      a
        was warm, but small, and residence meals           job in SUB (there are some available at the
        wereno greathell. Pauline remembered her           information booth, in the cafeteria and in
        sister Justine writing home about the time         the Pit, but get there early) but she had no
.
    I   800 students got the after
                               trots eating
        poisoned turkey one Christmas in Place
                                                           luck there either. Pauline was depressed.
                                                           The last straw came when her chemistry
        Vanier.                                            prof bawled her out in front of the whole
           There were of people in residence, but
                        lots                               class for not having her problems done. He
        the "instant friendships" that Pauline had         called her a stupid little twit and said she
        heard so muchaboutsomehowfailed             to     would probably never pass his course, let
        materialize. She wrestled with differential        alone get through first year. She left the
        equations and tried out for the basketball         class in tears, went back to her room and
        team, but she was unsuccessful at both. She        flopped on the bed.
        had the feeling that life on campuswas                Everything, it seemed, was falling down
        somehow passing her by, but the things she         around her head. Midterms were        coming up
        saw didn't turn her on that much. A guy            in about two weeks and she knew she was
        paradedarsund in a cage as part of his             going to failatleast        twoof    them. Her
        fraternity initiation - no thanks. The glee        parents hadn't written a week, and there
                                                                                     for
        d u b " n d thanks. Her basic trouble was, for     was absolutely-nobody to talk to. On top of
        .all her 12 years at school, she couldn't do       all the rest, shewas beginning to realize that
        .anvthinp.                                         it was going to cost her more to live than
           Pauline decideda part-time job would            she'd estimated, and since the prospects      for
        give her something to do, so she went down         a job didn't look very good she didn't know
        I:o the student placement office in the            what she was going to do.
        :student services building and looked at the          She went to the medicinecabinetand
                                                           opened it. Feenamints, Milk of Magnesia,
                                                                  Lydia
                                                           Ex-lax, Pinkham's     Medicinal
                                                           Compound and     Pepto Bismol.     Clearly      a
                                                           definitive arsenal for bouts with   Totem Park
                                                           cuisine,but nothing to stop thesky from
                                                           caving in.
                                                              She went to the dresser assigned to her
                                                           latest roomate and opened the top drawer. A
                                                           two-thirds full bottle of tequila, an unused
                                                           bottle of Midol and fiveorsixDemerol
                                                          capsules in a clean cotton sweatsock.
                                                          Suddenly, everything became clear and the
                                                          final solution presented itself. That devil
                                                          LSD her mother had warned her about it
                                                          wasn't, but beggars can't bechoosers when
                                                          they have an oral quiz on enzyme chains at
                                                          8:30 the next morning.
                                                             Pauline f o U n d an        almost-clean
                                                          Styrofoam cup - her mother had always
                                                          told her it isn't ladylike to drink from the
                                                          bottle - and filled it to the       brim     with
                                                          tequila.Betweengulps             she threw the
                                                          Demerol, capsule by capsule, to the back of
                                                          her      and
                                                              throat            swallowed it with con-
                                                          siderably more success than she with ahad
                                                          budget burger the previous afternoon.
                                                                                               an
                                                              Tequila and barbiturates are acquired
                                                          taste, Paulinesoon decided. By the time the
                                                          little red light inside her head went out, she
                                                          had acquired the remaining contents of the
                                                          bottle.
                                                              "Lks lk yl bn gttg sht wthh . . . ."
                                                              "Uhh," said  Pauline, waking with the
                                                          sensation that she had emptied her bladder
                                                          into the bedclothes. "What say?"
                                                              "I said it looks like you've been getting
                                                          shafted with the dirtyend of the stick," said
                                                          the blur at the foot of Pauline's bed.
                                                              Pauline focused her    eyes as best s h e .
                                                          could, and saw her older sister Justine.
                                                              "What'd you swallow anyway?" Justine,
                                                          a 1975 graduate and long-time critic of the
                                                          UBC treadmill, asked Pauline. "The intern
                                                          said the stomachpumptheyusedon            you has    c
                                                          seen god three times in the last two hours."
                                                              "Something thatcame out of a white
                                                          sock . . ."
                                                              "Listen, kid," Justine told her. "If you go
                                                          for a walk in the Amazon jungle you take a
                                                          machete. If you walk through bullshit, you
                                                          take a shovel."
                                                              "Justrelax,"Justinesaid.         "I've got a
                                                          little story to tell you."
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             9. From then to>now‘.                                                                                                                           built Great
                                                                                                                                                           and the       Cairn.             Now totally
                                                                                                                                                           buried in ivy, the cairn still stands on Main
                                                                                                                                                           Mall a s a monument to student action.
                                                                                                                                                            Unlike in more recent times, the          public
                                                                                                             capital
                                                                                                         total development.    Because                    pressure paid off.  On       Nov. 2, 1922, $1.5
                                                                                                         students,youngandimpetuousthatthey               million was voted by the province to con-
                                                                                                         are, quite        get with
                                                                                                                            fed
                                                                                                                    regularly up                          tinue construction of UBC a t Point Grey.
                                                                                                         bureaucracy and the vote-getting machina-                                       had been set. By
                                                                                                                                                      oc- 1954, the thirdstudent life of the university,
                                                                                                                                                            The tone of
                                                                                          the
                                                          their spiritual presence from trenches of      tions of liberalpoliticians,theyhave                             president
                                                          France.                                        casionally taken thingsinto their own hands. Norman MacKenzie, could tell first yearthe
                                                            The tradition of making do with old huts Perhaps unexpectedly, they translated the            class :
                                                          started about this time. Point Grey was still  theory of the university motto- Tuum Est           “No university in the world that I know
           Justine began her story .kith a lo& into mostly woods, so the university was tem-             or it’s up to you - into practice. Recent        owes so much to its students as does the
-       the past. She wanted to show Pauline how porarily located in the Fairview shacks on manifestations of this tradition have been
         thewholethingwasdevelopedand            how the theVancouverGeneralHospitalgrounds.
         greatest victories came only after students
                                                                                                                                                          University of British Columbia.That applies
                                                                                                         the invasion of arts facultymeetings by not only to buildings . . . but to participation
                                                            The tie that binds the 1975-76 students to students in 1972 demanding representation                                    of
                                                                                                                                                          in the actual operation the university a t a
    ~    got fed up and demanded changes.                 their ancestors is hut life - though not a s a t all levels of the faculty where decisions      variety of levels.”
           As the province of B.C. gradually moveci       prevalent now, some classes still heldin are
                                                                                          are                made              their
                                                                                                                       affecting educations; a              For the great trek had been just a start.
                                                                                                                                   in
         from the backwoods into the 20th century, the “temporary” Second World War model faculty club occupation 1968 and a housing The first gymnasium for the campus was
         Justine said, a class of entrepreneurs and       huts, which a r e also used for office space,   tent-in and money march to Victoria in 1967. built in 1929 after a      student campaign.
                                         felt
         their families grew up which the needto labs and ‘housing.                                         But back to history, specifically  1922. The Between thewars,students            initiatec! and
        adopt accoutrements
               the                          of eastern                                                                      in
                                                            Although paid for out of the tax money ot tradition was set that year         when the utter contributed financially to the present Brock
                               naturally,
         ‘‘civilization.’’ This,                 included all the people, UBC was from the very start     inadequacy of Fairview Shacks      forced
                                                                                                                                                          Hall.
         formal education, and elementary andhigh asort of playgroundforthechildren                  of classes into tents, a church basement, an           DuringtheSecond         World War,the Ar-
         schools made their appearance B.C. inthe
                                            in            B.C.’s elite. At first there were no tuition attic and private homes. Construction had          mory was built and expanded a s a student
         mid 1800s. But it was not until the province fees, although in those days it wasn’t every not resumed on Point Grey - no money, project. After thewar, in the 195Os, the
         became part of Canada that the idea of a family that could afford to keep one of its what else - and the 1,200 students resolved university’s                  human  losses  were com-
         provincialuniversity was kicked around, able-bodied          childrenwhile went
                                                                                   they              to to do something about it.                         memorated in a     drive      to build another
        -and the first classes met about   45 years later university. They could be outearning much-        The 1922 campaign     was        to obtain needed gymnasium,        the       WarMemorial
         in 1915. It was 51 years before UBC had a        needed money.                                   signatures for a petition to be presented to Gym on University Boulevard.
         campus to call its own.                            A glance a t the composition of the first     the provincial legislature, asking for a work
           The first  annualreport         of the’  first board of governors showsthat it established resumption on Point Grey.                             Studentmonies ($300,000)were used to
         provincial superintendent of education, a        tradition      ,of drawing university’s
                                                                                     the                    It .beganwith door-to-door canvassing, finace the last of the men’s houses in the
         John Jessup, noted “that British Columbia policymakers the    fromranks                 of the work a t the Pacific National Exhibition and PlaceVanierresidentcomplex,                  Sherwood
         will soon require a provincial university.”      province’s doctors, lawyers, politicians and in downtown Vancouver and then a burst          of Lett House, named after the first president
         The idea- and a couple dry runs- were social climbers.
                                    of                                                                    energy      Varsity
                                                                                                                 during                Week, gathering of UBC’s student government and former
         kicked around all thrpugh the gay ’90s and          Therewere          two
                                                                             only        spokesmen for 56,000 signatures   demanding  action           to chief justice af B.C. Student money-nearly
         not until 1907 were Crown lands put aside for organized labor ever to sit on the board of “Build Varsity.”                                       $5 millionmortgaged for the next years -
                                                                                                                                                                                                18
          university was
         the       which                      finally in- governors until Cliire Lytle was appointed        On Saturday, Oct. 20,1922,the Great Trek has built the . student union building
         corporated in 1908.                              by the New Democratic Party government, was on. A parade with 35 floats marched                 (although           we
                                                                                                                                                                    eventually won’t               own the
           In 1914,construction beganon what isnow which has done a lot to change the numbers from Main along Hastings to Granville and bloody thing).
         the old wing of the ‘chemistry building on and thefaces of UBC’s power structure. up to Davie St. Only 1,100students took part,                       now
                                                                                                                                                             And           campus
                                                                                                                                                                         the              is involved in
         Main Mall, but the war intervened and the There hadn’tbeen a labor typeon the board as many as ferried to Victoria to rally on the another               project, largely initiated             by
         steel skeleton (it’s on a Pit wall) sat barren before LytIe since 1959.                         .steps i 1967. But the 1,100 represented students - the multi-million dollar covered
                                                                                                                  n
         among the trees for eight years.                    The firstfees - $40 a year for all students nearly the whole.student body.                   pool for which students will be paying about
           Academicplanningbegan          in 1906 under - were levied in 1920-21and since that year From Davie they travelled to Tenth and $1 million. While some question the need for
         the wing of Montreal’s McGill University. they’ve steadily
                                                                risen                   to the
                                                                                             present      Sasamat, the end of the old street car line, a pool a t this time with various economic
         Despite the war despite no facilities, 379 outrageous proportions. Despite their more and hiked on the old logging road that is cutkacks around the campus, it is another
                            and
                   and
         students university    president Frank           than adequate compulsorycontribution to today          University            and
                                                                                                                           Boulevard only                 example of what can. be done if people -
         Wesbrook declared    themselves         in class theuniversity’soperation,studentshave           slightly less bumpy. In front of the science sometimes very few - set their mindsto it.
         Sept. 30,1915.Another 56 students registered volunteered more than five per cent of the building shell, each Trekker placed a stone                      its
                                                                                                                                                             During           years,
                                                                                                                                                                   developing the




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     university cemented itseu in theniche of
     NorthAmericanacademia.It               .developed
     strong agriculture,forestry and            geology
    departments in line with the requirements
    of the primary resources          Its
                              industry.
     medicalschoolbecamerespectedamong
     doctors around the world (although recently
     the worthiness of its clinical facilities has
                    into
    been brought serious       question).Its
    chemists combined previously incompatible
    elements, its anthropologists recorded the
     customs of little-known     peoples        andits
     commerce graduates became the barons              of
     B.C. industry.Butthecomposition             of the
     student body remainedlargelythesame
     with thewell-to-do west side schools sending
     great
         numbers          to campus while      few
     students came from the east end.
       The tradition of student actiona t UBC has
                                           been
     largely, until the past few years, based
     on the theory that more facilities are better
               thatlarge
     facilities, a       capital             expansion
     programa better
             and                     education are
     synonymous.
       In 1962, Harvard dental college head Dr.
     John B. Macdonald followed Wesbrook, Dr.
                             Dr.
     Leonard Klinck and Macxenzie                      to
     become theuniversity’sfourthpresident.
’    Macdonaldbeganhis tenure by conductinga
-                         of
     study of the future higher education needs
     in the province, released early in 1963 a s the
     Macdonald Report.
       When it appeared a s if the provincial
     government would not act on Macdonald’s
     recommendations, the student body swung
,   ‘intoaction to ‘Back     Mac,’ to agitate     and
     petition throughout B.C. for the founding of
     additional universities and regional colleges
     - the process currently under way.
       The aim of the Back Mac campaign had
     been to ensure that there were           sufficient
     lugher educational plans in the province to
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                                               AMS fjghts change, in battles hardly anyone notices
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                               Continued from page 15             Blankstein ( ’74-’75) are still hanging around trying to look “responsible.”                                 The act alters numbers (expands sizethe
                                                                  in the wings waiting to add more credentials In 1970, thesituationremainedquieter                          of the board and includes students; reduces
                   was .a student-senatemeet and the begin-       to their student executive car-.          Aldridge still. With probably the worst student
                   ning of a dialogue.                                                                                                                                       the size .of senate) and faces but there was
                                                                  and his predecessor Burnyeat can, for the council ever in.office (half the executive                was    no significant change.
                     What the whole issue of student senators     interested, still seen impressing people in elected. by acclamation) was
                                                                                    be                                                                there             no     The act, coupled with .senate approval of
                   and senate secrecy served do was topoint
                                                to                the Pit.                                                 direction whatsoever. The most significant        guidelines for student   representationat
                   out the extent of the struggle that ahead.
                                                       lay            Student councils, of course, were never              event of the year asfar as student.activism       facultymeetings,meantthe         beginning of
                   It did little else. Thetokenistic nature of thethestudents’ idea. Only 8,000 students - was concerned was the election, of a lefter-                      fairly widespread, if somewhat tokenistic,
                   studentrepresentation         on senatewas     fewer than half UBC’s population - voted in than-liberal student council.                                  representation of students atUBC and other
                   recognized fromthestart.        All that could a referendum in 1970 on whether to retain                  While the Human Governinent of 1971-72          universities.
                   happen was that students    would realize that the current   structure       UBC’s
                                                                                                of            student had high hopes and threw around a lot of                  In 1974-75, when these various avenues   for
                   tougher tactics would have to be employed.     society. (It passed.)                                    student money on its controversial       and      student pressure were being ironed out, the
                   Since the real power is with the board of      ‘ Since then, numerous attempts have been
                                                                                                                           certainly challenging programs, it was            first elections of students to the board were
                   governors, which at that time still met        made by reform-minded students to change defeated in a self-initiated referendum
                                                                 in                                                                                                                                of
                                                                                                                                                                             held as were scores others for representa-
                                                                . the AMs structure, but these attempts have before the yearended. Grant Burnyeat took
                   secret, it was unlikely that the12 students on                                                                                                            tives at senate and faculty meetings.
                   senate would be able to produce any real       met with little success.And stddent councils over ih mid-term and was succeededin 1972-                       However, there was    a    generalapathy

I :                change. The task for student action in the
                   nextfew
                   problem.
                                years was how to solve that
                                   .
                      The second “radical” victory of the 1967-
                                                                  have used
                                                                       been by         ad-
                                                                              university
                                                                  ministrations as a tool to keep students in looks like a member of $e Irish Rovers).
                                                                  line - at the saine time givingthem the
                                                                  impression that they have some         control over
                                                                                                                           73 by engineer Doug Aldridge (the one who

                                                                                                                             Then, Justine said,          began
                                                                                                                                                      things            to
                                                                                                                                                                             gbout the new-found power which became
                                                                                                                                                                             evident by the number of people acclaimed
                                                                                                                                                                             to their posts and the poor voter turnout. The
                   68 term came with the Alma Mater Society       their university life.
                   elections in the  spring.     A radical slate      Again, UBC is no exception. In the 1968
                   running on a platform of radical action. was   election, the liberals successfully thwarted
                   swept into office.                             the election     of radical Stan Persky as
                      Unfortunately, those    radicalswere not    president, disqualifyinghim                   on a
                   prepared to deal   with the unwieldy AMS and   technicality even though he got 1,300 more
                   university structure. Before the year was      votes than his only opponent. Once they got
                   out, one had been forced to resign, two had     their way, the liberalsplayed into the hands
                   quit in frustration and disappointment, and    of the administration a t every opportunity,
                   one had changed from his campaign plat-        opposing every spontaneous manifestation
                   form to become part of the system.             of student  unrest        while proposing no
                      The election also pointed up the amazing    solutions to the problems themselves.
                   ability of liberals (many of them capital-L)       When 2,500 students, at the instigation of
                 ’ to maintain their grasp     on UBC‘s student                   and
                                                                  U.S. radical Chicago         Conspiracy
                   council. Student councils, of course, can be   memberJerry Rubin, marchedintothe
                                                                  faculty club inOctober 1968 and held an all-
                                                                  night party inside, many         saw       it as a ,
                                                                  significant, if misguided, expression of dis-
                                                                                                       way
                                                                  content and resentment at the our lives
                                                                  are controlled by others - professors,
                                                                  bureaucrats and administrators.
                                                                      Serious radicals condemned        its       “ad-
                                                                   venturist” quality- but applauded the fact
                                                                   that students had   finally taken some sort         of
                                                                         other the
                                                                  action .than                   endless, fruitless
                                                                  protest marches. But the student council
                                                                   condemned the entire incident out of hand
                                                                   and co-operated with the administration in
                                                                   sponsorilrg a “teach-in” which succeeded
                                                                   only in absorbing     $iscontent
                                                                                       the                          and
                                                                   reasserting the master-servant classroom
                                                                   relationship which pervades the university.
                                                                      The academic year 1968-69, however, saw
                                                                  a surge of studentunrest in therest of faculty meetings were invaded by students                            avenues were there, but no one wanted to
                                                                   Canada. A month afterthefaculty                 club ;and called off because of theirpresence,             take advantageof them. Some students held
                                                                  occupation, students    swarmed           into the rallies were held and meetings were called              .two or three positions.
                                                                  Simon Fraser University administration to discuss strategy for therepresentation                              Agriculture student Gordon Blankstein,
                                                                   building in support of their demands for a question.                                                       the butt of many campus jokes, was elected
                                                                  freer, less insane admissions       policy at SFU.          It appeared to be the beginning of a new        AMS president  beating    back a challenge
                                                                   Then administrationpresident               Kenneth era of studentactivismand involvement.                  from more progressive candidates.
                                                                  Strandacted quickly,bringing RCMP                on      Students were mobilizing and discussing the          While pushing himself for one of the board
                                                                   campus and having 114 arrested.                         issues but with only limited success in that       seats, Blankstein seemed more concerned
                                                                      And thewinter of unrest culminated in first year.                                                       with promoting campus concerts than ad-
                                                                   February, 1969, when students a t Sir George               In 1973-74 one of the leaders of the arts       vancing the lot of students throughpolitical
                                                                   Williams University in Montreal, angered campaign, Brian Loomes, was elected AMS                           action. The council, however, did do a good
                                                                                                                 to
                                                                   over the administration’s utter refusal act president on the              Democratic Students              job representing student opposition to the
 I       J
                                                                  on charges of racism       against a biology Caucus platform but the fight for repre-                       proposed librarydatacentreadjacent        to
                                                                   professor,  sacked a $2 million computer sentation continuedas reports on the subject                      SUB.
                                                                   centre - an action which gave UBC ad- from senate                    committees arts
                                                                                                                                                    and dean                    Student politics took a swing to the left
                                                                  ministrators a paranoiafrom which they                                                                      again with the election as AMS president of
                                                                  still haven’t recovered.                                 groups were presented for public debate.
                                                                                                                           The Loomes crew sufferedsome frustration           Sake Van der Kamp. He is a former reporter
                                                                      President F. Kenneth Hare,” selected out by the bureaucracy of the AMS and several                      for the campus paper; The Ubyssey, who is
                                                                   of 60 applicants Macdonald’s
                                                                                       after                               executive members quit because of it. As a         aware of many problems facing students.
                                                                  resignation, couldn’t take it. IQ February, result the year became more                    of a test of
                                                                  1969, he resigned after    only seven months in endurance and duty, rather than                  one of      Andthis year marks a largechange in the
                                                                  office. Henever said his resignatim due     was           achieving the idealistic goals talked a b u t    face of the u’niversity administration with
                                                                  to the pressures of student activism. On the when the year began.                                          the appointment of that old student foe Doug *
                                                                  contrary he said he could not work in the                   In January, 1974 Dailly,aided by Barrett,      Kenny to succeed           Gage. Kenny has
                                                                   oppressive atmosphere UBC      of           - not fired Bremer      because,
                                                                                                                                              the      government said,
                                                                                                                                                                             in turn shielded himself with four vice-
                                                                                                                                                                             presidents who are              for different
                                                                   enough money from the provincial govern- he talked too much and listened too little.                      things such as academic affairsor finances.
                                                                   ment, et cetera - with his delicate tem-                DesDite the firing. the various commissions
                                                                   perament.  Hare’ssuccessor            was Walter struck to investzate the education system                                 a
                                                                                                                                                                               That was quite story Pauline  thought but
                                                                   Gage, whose administration mostly was the continued under new chairmen and in the                         she wanted to     know more about what
                                                                   do-nothing, don’t-rock-the-boat variety.         It     latespring,                       quit
                                                                                                                                          when school had until                                           so
                                                                                                                                                                             developed in the last year or to give her a
                                                                   was the beginning of the Age of Gage.                   September,  government
                                                                                                                                     the                       introduced                                        coming
                                                                                                                                                                             better idea of what to expect for the
                                                                      Through 1969-70, at UBC, the situation hastily-prepared                amendments    the
                                                                                                                                                          to                 year.
                                                                   remained quieter. The backlash had set in Universities Act.                                                 Justine was happy to comply.
                                                                   and the students were quite prepared to let
     I       *                                                     Fraser Hodge’s council carry on the. 1                          I                                                                               I
                                                                   tradition of inaction. The CanadianUnion of
                                                                   Students had died and with it some of the
                                                                   communicationsamong the student left that
                   taken with a grain of salt orlooked at with a had led to thesuccess of the protests t othera
                            eye,
                   jaundiced whichever            one prefers. universities.
                   Rarely have they actually done anything -          In that year, UBC students did travel to
                   and UBC’s has been no exception.                the U S . border a t Blaine to protest an,
                     It is these types of people who persist on atomic bomb test in the Aleutian Islands
                   doing two things at UBC - one, they dream that could have          -caused         earthquake
                                                                                                     an
                   up silly ideas about underground parking wiping Vancouver Island off the map. There
                   lots and shopping centresand, two, they were about 3,000 students and 2,000 others.
                   refuse to go away after graduation.              But the student council leaders didn’t ac-
                     In past yearsthe      position of student tually want to block the border - they.just
                   council president hasbeen widely regarded wanted to make’speeches, be reported and
                   as a stepping stone prominence in politics filmed.
                                       to
                   or the legal establishment. Sherwood Lett,         When a group broke and headed for the
                                                                                             off
                   Richard          Dick
                           Underhill, Bibbs, Ben                    crossinga
                                                                            mile         away, where   traffic          to
                   Trevino, Dave Brousson, Mark Collins and Canada was being rerouted, Hodge and the
                   Chuck Connaghan (now a UBC vice- rest of the liberals decried theiraction. The
                                                  are
                   president and board member) only afew breakaway was         group trying                  to bring
                   Grits/lawyers/rich types who got their start something home to American motorists -
                   with the AMs. In recent Roger
                                               years                thatCanadians are getting tired of their
                   MacAfee and Grant Burnyeat have joined government’s cavalier attitude toward our
                   the ranks of the legak beagles while Doug country. But the          student         council types
                   Aldridge (AMs president1972-73), and Gord :couldn’t see that - they were too busy
10. And
   “Which brings us to where w e are right        “You see little sister, the sad factis that
now,” Justinesaid. “A new era.. .If -you for all the good intentions, the history of
sweep away all the narrowness of the ’60s student     achievement place
                                                                 at
                                                                  this                      -
and the early OS, you’ll have to admit that achievement of the sort that makes even
UBC and the entire university situation has enemies rqpect us - is a sorry oneindeed.
changed.                                          “Do you realize that single effortin the
                                                                       the,
                                                                                                                                             Ill
   “First, there is a new government, which     past five years which drew the most student
for all its drawbacks is so much of an im- energy, organization, work, trouble, sweat,
provement that it is hard to remember just money and low-down back-roomhaggling
what a dark ages life under the     Socreds was was a plan to build a fucking swimming
like.                            *    ,         pool!
   “And that change        - an enlightened       “And if you doubt that student effort can
government - has produced changesall            accomplish anything, then you should know
down the line.                                                 pool
                                                that the entire project - and don’t thixik
   “Students on the board of governors, more for a minute that thefucking thing won’t be
students on senate,   student access         to built - was the work of about five or six
faculties and committees all over the place. students.
   “Not that anyoneis suggesting that all         “Two guys - Bob Angus, a former AMS
these qvenues a r e perfect or ideal or the     cu-ordinator and Doug Aldridge, a former
ultimate. But it is fair to say that they are AMS president - with a little help from a
there waiting to be used.                       motley crew of engineering,scienceand
   “And not only that, there is a change of     commercestudents, pulled off the whole
attitude in B.C. I think it is fair to say that thing almost by themselves.
people, the p r e s and public officials are -                         of
                                                  “They beat the rest the AMs, they beat
well, not necessarily more willing put up the lefties, they won two referendums, they
with studentactivism, but atleastmore           almost lined up the financing, and they did
                                                                                                       ,&
used to it. The idea is revolutionary any the whole thing just by lobbying - they decent book shelf forthe undergraduates on that promise if it ever did.
                         not
more.                                           didn’t have access to established political who frequent this campus.                                  “But how are we going to find out what
   “And at UBC there’s a new president, a channels so they couldn’t use them.                      “Now this is an interesting comparison          relevance is, if we don’t get out right now
whole  new administration, new deans in           “Now of course the tragic   thing is that the because the price tag for the underground          into community
                                                                                                                                                        the                     andstart     loqking, *
arts, commerce and other faculties, a new silly bastards were so-misguided,                     library - $3.8 million - is at 1973 prices asking, investigating?
 senate and board. Regardlesssome of the
                                   of             “I mean a swimming pool is a nice thing, roughly what thepool would have cost. And                   “And no one is ever going to make a dent
 turkeys holding down the new posts, it is fair bJt how can one seriously suggest t h a t       can anyone doubt that it has made            a far in the financial and educational priorities at
 to say thatthey are all interestedin making single project is worth that much effort not greater contribution to the life of the                  this place unless    students getinvolved at the
 a new start and if students stand up right to mention that much money - $5 million - campusthananyglorified.                       wading pool, levels where .the dough is divided up: the
 now and say: ‘Look! We are from now on and the estimated price tag still climbing. covered or not, ever will?
                                                                             is                                                                    senate,theboardandtheadministration
 goingto take our share   in running the affairs “Imagine for a minute if that kind of effort      “Yet check back and you’ll find that the        itself.
 of the university and planning its ’future     had been directed at som’ething else. Set serious, organized, student contribution to                  “Who says     research  comesbefore
 they’ll have to listen.                        aside even such  cerebral      considerations getting that place     built was zilch - at least teaching? Who says construction of handy
    “They’ll have to. Don’t think that even such as helping the university’s role in the compared to the misguided effort that was                 dandy new medical buildings comes before
 bug-bears such as Doug Kenny - especially coqmunity or ‘ improving course content. spent on the pool.                                             another   library?       Who says office space
  Kenny - aren’t so image-conscious that           “Take the library. At thetimeallthis            “And now that the place built - and for comes before study space?
                                                                                                                               is
 they’d dare put down constructive student horseshit a b o u t the pop1 was beginning, all its leaky roofs and structural problems                     “I’ll tell you that it is up to students to
  activism.                                     the librarian had just finished winning a you’ve got to a d m i t it is rather handy - push the issues and that furthermore, the
    “But if students instead turn to the past battle to build a brand new library.              the librarian tells us that within fwr years        type of turkeys holding the students’ elec-
 and continue to shout ‘not enough, not            “He had to lay his job on the line to do it we’ll need another.                                  tive office thesedaysaren’t           about to do
 enough’ then the                 and
                    government, the             and Christ   knows what heelse           to
                                                                                       had         “Think we’ll eGer get it? Not if it depends much in the way advancing those causes..
                                                                                                                                                                         of
           community
 enlightened                        and
                               typesthe         promise but    somehow he got the junior on the         present       consciousness UBC  of            “So the thing to do is organize, clean out
  university at large will have every right to chamber of commerce types who ran this students to do so.                                            the geeks and remember that the faculty,
 say: ‘Screw off! All you can do isbitch! ’     place to give him enough money to build a          “Or take food services. Surelyif even half      administration and chamber of commerce
     I                                                                                          the effort spent on the pool had been spent types may still outnumber us with solid    but
     5                                                                                          investigating why the university provides organization we can go a long way.
                                                                                                such a crummy,       overpriced,    alleged            “And once             have
                                                                                                                                                                    students some                 solid
                                                                                                catering   service,   something would have          achievement behind them, it’ll be all the
                                                                                                been improved.                                      harder for theauthoritariantypes            who’d
                                                                                                   “Maybeeafterallthe         investigation and     like to keep this place a tight little club to
                                                                                                effort students would have discovered that it say. no.
                                                                                                is true thatthere is way the food service
                                                                                                                       no                              “No one is suggesting that any of this is
                                                                                                can provide decent, nourishing food a t a                                   is
                                                                                                                                                    easy, just that it possible and worthwhile.
                                                                                                price students can afford.                             “Of course to be completely fair, there      are
                                                                                                                          but
                                                                                                   “I doubt that is true, even assume it is. other alternatives. God knows that it would
                                                                                                   “Why the hell should food services pay for be easy enough to say: ‘jeez, why should I
                                                                                                itSelf anyway? No one is suggesting that this even bother to try to change the place? just
                                                                                                bloody swimming pool pay for itself. Three                                         off
                                                                                                                                                    get my degree and bugger and try-to find
                                                                                                quarters of the cost a t least will be provided     a job - none of this raisin co$sciousness
                                                                                                by
                                                                                                 subsidies, governmental,
                                                                                                            mostly                                  stuff will ever help me do Bat.
                                                                                                meaning tax dollars.                                    “The place is so damn alienating and it
                                                                                                   “Is it so revolutionary to suggest that it       often seems so pointless, that it is easy to
                                                                                                might be nice if a little government money say why change                university?       - it isn’t
                                                                                                went to ensuring that the         food served to    relevant anyway.
                                                                                                22,ooO UBC students was good, nourishing                “But the fact is, there is sudl a thing as
                                                                                                and within their means?                             education and there is such a thing as it
                                                                                                    “And of coursethere are other,more              having value of itself - even if this place
                                                                                                majorgoals.Thehistory           of the women’s      does such a lousy job of providing it.
                                                                                                studies   program is an    example of how                                   to
                                                                                                                                                        “And it is unfair blame the difficulty of
                                                                                                dedicated   students     Can achieve a real          getting a job simply on the type of stuff
                                                                                                change at the university at the most basic           universitiesteach.Theunemployment
                                                                                                level of all - the course content.                   situation is more a function of the dumb
                                                                                                    “When I started at this place, the    women’s    economic policy of the federal government
                                                                                                 studies program, was getting under           way.   than of any    fgilure     on thepart of the
                                                                                                 Sure they werejust a bunch of slightly              university, no matter how great.
                                                                                                 idealistic people working out of a meagre              “Which brings us to another alternative:
                                                                                                 off ice in SUB, reading Kate   Millet and Joyce Why change university when it i society     s
                                                                                                Carol Oates,    and    God knows who else,           that needs changing?
                                                                                                 shucking aside the taunts of ‘wimmen’s                 “What can I say?Themoretime                 you
                                                                                                 libbers’ and all that garbage.                      spend examining the place, and learning,
                                                                                                    “Yet withh a year of their starting they         you’ll have   to conclude that      analysisis
                                                                                                 establighed a program of seminars,                  correct.
                                                                                                 recorded lectures, a lending library, and a             “Any rejection of that analysis, or claim
                                                                                                 half decent educational program.                    that the best route is working through the
                                                                                                    “And within two years they, with the help        system, always
                                                                                                                                                             is                 to some degree         a
                                                                                                 of some enlightened university professors,          hyprocritical compromise.
                                                                                                 had convinced the arts faculty to make                  The capitalist - or liberal democratic, if
                                                                                                 women$ studies a part o the curriculum.
                                                                                                                              f                      you like - society is the problem, if you    and
                                                                                                    “Now women’s studiesseemslikethe                  can honestly  conclude            and
                                                                                                                                                                                     that,         then
                                                                                                 most natural thing be teaching, but people
                                                                                                                      to                              become convinced you have the solution to
                                                                                                 shouldn’t forgetthat it was students who            make things better, then great.
                                                                                                 started it all.                                         “Join one of the real socialist parties and
                                                                                                    “Andthat, little sister, what I’mtalking
                                                                                                                             is                      the sooner the better. They’vegot a long
                                                                                                 about.                                              way to go and they need all the     help they can
                                                                                                    “And there’s more.Students should get            get.
                                                                                                 involved in meatierissues than building                 “But if the kind of uncompromising
                                                                                                 construction and course content.                                                         is
                                                                                                                                                     dedication that route demands not for you
                                                                                                    “Likejust what    does      allthisrhetoric       then all I can say is resign yourself to the
                                                                                                 about the university’s role in the community         hypocrisy, or the cynicism or whateveryou
                                                                                                 mean anyway?                                         want to call it, and do your best to change
                                                                                                    “I’m sure Barrett knows what he means             the system by working within it.
                                                                                                 when’he says the university must become                 “You’ll not only be doing good, you’ll be
                                                                                                 morerelevant to B.C. society if it wants
                                                                                                   I                                                  helping everyone, includingthose who’ve
                                                                                                 more money, and I’msure he’d make good               taken the other two routes.”
                                      11. Time has come
   Pauline thought a lot about what her sister
had told her. One thing she knew for sure:
the route she had almost taken had already
been explained       by some   anonymous
washroom poet. “Suicide istheseverest           provision being madefor election of one
form of self criticism.”                        studentrepresentativefromeachfaculty.
   So instead of giving some crummy drug And students beganto get representationon
manufacturer more business, she      decided to some faculty committees.
practice some self assessment. Andin the          But as she           these
                                                               examined changes,              Those who do succeed in gettingelected
next few few months she went beyond even Pauline made a remarkable discovery. At have no real student support, are taken            not
that. Sheread a lot about the university and close range, the system, the establishment, seriously     and a r e generally a bunch of
society, everything from theright-wing pap showed its incredible adaptability.                mealy-mouthed hacks primarily interested
of professor Cyril Belshaw’s       “Towers        There were   now two students on the board in dabbling in politics to see if it will come in     and use them to grab more. It isn’t much but
Besieged” to Karl Marx’smid-19th century of governors. But . . . they had to stand for handy when they slip into Canada’s Liberal                              of
                                                                                                                                                   an avenue change hasbeen established by
assessment of modern society.                   election annually while alltheothers, in- establishment.                                           the establishment because it thinks no one
   Pauline and her sister also talked about cluding two elected faculty and one elected         On the        scale,
                                                                                                       broader protests  have                      will notice.
student action, in the years prior Justine’s staff member, served for three years.
                                    to                                                        started to take on the appearance of being              Pauline realized that it wouldn’t be easy.
arrival atUBC, during her four years here,        The 11-member universities council is tired and hackneyed. Environmentalists                     On the other hand. it was a lot better than
and the current situation.                      made up entirely of government appointees. have made some real gains government
                                                                                                                             but                   merely bitching or turninginto a sponge.
   The history of student action (whether it Students, faculty and staff are specifically and industry, and the public that supports               But why in hell shou1d.a tiny bunch of slimy.
was called “activism” or “radicalism” or excluded.                                            them by passively sanctioning their actions,                                      and
                                                                                                                                                   misguided social climbers paranoid,
whatever),  realized,that
          she      was                       of   On the senate level, erected students,one are slowly reverting to their former       position    platitudemouthing students be permitted     to
studentstrying     to cope with      a system from each faculty, served for year only of placing environmental
                                                                               one                                        considerations           sit and diddle away those admittedly few
                                                                                                                                                                         in
remarkably capable of absorbing and often while .faculty       members, two from      each    second.                                              positions of power?
nullifying efforts to change it.                faculty, as well as the rest of senate, had     The levelof poverty in Canada still hasn’t            Pauline      these
                                                                                                                                                                   at
                                                                                                                                                             arrived                 conclusions
   The activists and/or radicals of the late three-year stints.                               changed significantly from what it was 10            because she had    become     involved. Even
’60s and early ’70s had identified a society                          were
                                                  And while students getting            onto years ago. Government, business and labor             though she didn’t entirely understand all of
that was slowly dying, strangling itself with some facultycommittees,theyhavecon-             know they can get away        with pretty well       the machinations of thesystem,she          had
its own excesses.                               sistently been refused representation on the whatever the hell they want, because the              learned enough torealizethatwhatwas
   It was ridiculousandunjustand           they most powerful committees, the ones which people on whom the whims and excesses of                  being done wasn’t worth a crock of shit.
knew it. Some of them thought complaining decide who will teach them ‘and, indirectly, the system are inflicted (thought Pauline:                     And waiting for the whole thing to collapse
or simplyignoringitwas          a sell-out and the standards those teachers must have - that means me! don’t do anything about it.
                                                                                                                )                                  on itself wasn’t good enough because part of
fought it in varying degrees - a t UBC they the    facultytenureand         promotioncom-       What it all means is that the injustices           it would fall on her.
                                                                                                                                                   and
occupied the faculty club for hours andlit mittees.
                                24                                                                                    %s
                                                                                              inequalities of the late O and early’7% are             The potential for.change is here. Twenty-
their joints with dollar bills; a t Kent State    Ithad     been beautifullydone,
                                                                                Pauline       still here. But something else is here that          two thousand students, or a significant
University, some students were murdered.        wryly observed, and she couldn’t help but was not such a major obstacle back then -                portion of them, can accomplish a hell of a
   And these protests, led and inspiredthe admire the way the system had met the
                                         by                                                   monumentalapathy.Passivity.Pierre                    lot if they get involved and organizefor
left, did get some positive results, Pauline challenge of a demand for change.                Elliot Trudeau shrugs for all of us . . . and        change.
discovered.In B.C. theNDPgovernment                “YOU  want change?” the system seemed then does what he wants because he knows                     Getinvolved and try to understandthe
created a. universities council and rewrote to be saying. “There, you’ve gotit. Fuck he can get away with it.                                      system. Sort of, ‘know thine enemy.’ And
theUniversities Act. The UBC board of off! ”                                                     Well, not quite all of us, though Pauline.        then organize.
governors increased
          was                  to 15 from 11      It wasn’t put in quite  thosewords,      of That is only one option. Another is to fightto          With what Justine   had     told herand
members, two of them being students, and course, but the message was clear.              And smash thesystem, destroy it and
                                                                                               I                                     rebGild a     Pauline’s own ability to examine       her
the government appointed three labor rep- studentsforthe            most part heeded the better one. Rather difficult a t thisstage of             political surroundings,shehad       begun to
resentatives and one clergyman.                 message. The result a t UBC wasthatthehistory,shethought.                                          take a different perspective a t UBC. Things
 ’ The UBC senate, which makes decisions        few positions of power madeavailable to          A third’bptionforstudents,however,is         to   didn’t look so bad after all. There was lot
                                                                                                                                                                                            a
of an academic nature, was changed with students a r e hardly contested a t the polls. take what crumbs have been flung our way                    to do though.
                                                                                                                                                      I
                                             A .STEREO GUIDE
                                  TO OUTSTANDING NEW PRODUCTS OF 1975-76



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