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Volume 21    Issue 4
BY THE SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY OF UBC
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Jan. 22.2008
By: Varun Ramraj
Doqwash!
Fedora Bearer
Today we are going to talk about washing your dog. Your dog professes to be
your best friend every time it sits on command
and looks you in the eye with that all-knowing
stare, when in reality, it's thinking about what
you are going to feed it. Nevertheless, perception is reality, and therefore it is important to
reward your dog with the occasional wash. Let
us begin by breaking down the scents that emanate from your furry friend.
1. Soil: I, like most connoiseurs of nature,
enjoy the smell of fresh pine-strewn soil.
Your dog, however, is on an exponentially
greater scale of mud-love. Your dog will
frolick and roll around, and return home
with minute particles of soil trapped in his
fur. This will go unnoticed for a few days,
or, if it's raining outside, a few hours. After
such time, your dog will smell bad enough
that he would be rejected by your city's
garbage collection services, if he were in
fact, garbage, and not your dog.
2. Leaves: When the soil gets cold and the
grass dies, a new contender emerges. Dry
leaves and wet leaves are both very susceptible to being attacked by your dog, especially when they are organized into a neat
pile. Your dog will return home from playing outside, covered in either whole leaves
or moist mulch (assuming a typhoon went
through your area a few minutes ago), and
he will immediately qualify for a discount
on mushroom manure.
3. Miscellaneous compounds: For fear of
sounding crass and rude, I have grouped
every other item into this category, since
there are numerous other ways your dog
can smell awful, and I wish to target the
more important issue of how to wash your
dog correctly.
Washing your dog is an art, not so much
in the sense of beauty, but due to the sheer difficulty in obtaining a squeaky clean canine at the
end. If you have a dog who is afraid of baths,
this guide is for you!
The best strategy to employ is to first
purchase some gentle soap solution, compat-
Dogwash: The smug face of one of the
subjects of our study... before the treatment.
ible for use with a pressure washer. Next, interface this soap with a pressure washer. Place
your dog in an outdoor pool, and position the
pool at the corner between two walls, perhaps
in a garage. Ample lighting is key!
You are now in your "ready" stance. Allow water to flow into the pressure washer and
slowly raise the washing head towards the dog.
Pretend to spray the dog a few times, without
actually doing so. Yelling "BOO!" is recommended. At the fourth or fifth time, spray the
dog (it is imperative that the pressure washer
itself is off at this time. We are only using it to
mix soap and water, not for its ability to break
through the side panels of a house). The dog
will probably show a hint of surprise. Repeat
the steps of feigning spraying followed by a real
spray. See what we are doing here? Conditioning is very powerful when rewards are given
occasionally, rather than at every time. Your
dog will soon begin to salivate in anticipation
of a soapy spray!
[This strategy was tested on a sample of four
dogs: a greyhound, a toy poodle, a schnauzer
and a Great Dane. The bigger dogs responded
well to the treatment, while the smaller ones
suffered acute heart attacks due to trauma. Use
this strategy at your own risk.]	
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Volume 21
Issue 4
January 22, 2008
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Casey Chan
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Jacob Cosman
Paul Lu
Chris Tarantino
SUS Councillors and Execs
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Horizon Publications: Vancouver, BC
LEGAL INFORMATION
The 432 is a publication of the Science
Undergraduate Society of UBC. We are not
responsible for misuse of this paper: including
but not limited to usage as instruments of
arson,assault,armedrobbery,impaireddriving,
rape, murder, fraud and gross indecency. This
issue is made from IOO% recyclable materials
<Science Week is comingx
All views expressed in this issue are strictly
those of the individual writers, and as such
are not the responsibility of The 432,
The Science Undergraduate Society, or
the Faculty of Science. <Science Week is
next week> Writers and cartoonists are
encouraged to submit their material to The
432. <That's not far away at all> Submission
must meet the requirements of making the
director chuckle thrice and must contain the
author's name and contact information.
<Clear your schedule>
Hit us up at: the432@gmail.com
<Attend our events> Vol.21 Issue 4
Grade Watching
By: Lacey Fishnets
Nephelococcygia. That's the term for when
you are laying back on the grassy knoll staring at the
sky and wondering if the cloud you are looking at is
the shape of Stephen Toope taking an axe-swing at
the budget, or more of a 99 Bline speeding through
a puddle and soaking your new jeans. Yes, cloud
watching is fun. But have you every tried staring
at course grade distributions? We here at the 432,
proud to bring the latest in recreational trends to
Science students, did, in the very same manner in
which we lead the charge with Ugg boots. First,
we went to the very useful website: http://www.
pair.ubc.ca, presumably staffed by a collection of
lulu lemon-wearing StatsCan rejects inhabiting the
bowels of some nook in the GSA building. We
then picked a few courses and interpreted what the
grade distributions were telling us.
CHEM 233: Organic Chemistry
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50-54     55-59      60-65
30-34      35-39     90-100
Looks sort of like a ski slope. Although
instead of smoothly carving down it, you hit a rock
at the top and crash, tumble, and roll - along with
your GPA - to the bottom. On the way you hit a
woman in a pink frock, a small dog, and what appears to you to be some sort of chocolate bar. After
it all you need medical attention, which is ironic
since before you got your mark in this course, that
was the career field you had planned to enter.
MICB 402: Advanced Immunology
0-60      5Hi     55-59     60-65     64-67     63-71     72-75     76-79     8054     35-39    90-100
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This course is strange for a number of
reasons. First of all, the prof's name is Harder.
(Please insert raunchy annotations here) Second of
all, the grade distribution looks like its giving us
the middle finger. We could also say that if you
look at it upside down, it resembles an ass crack.
There really is some AgAb specificity here.
PHYS 313: Thermodynamics
0-40        50-54      55-59       60-65      64-67      63-71      72-75      76-79       30-34      35-39     90-103
This course is possessed. What appear to
be devil horns project from this graph. Worse, it's
a thermodynamics course, which if we remember
correctly, dictates that there exists a function of H
= U + PV, where H is hellishness of student's life,
U is ugliness of student (-1 to 10), P is percent (0-
100), and V is vagina (1 or 0).
There you have it, now that you have been
introduced to the soothing technique of grade distribution watching, you too can achieve a new level
of nerdstrom.
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AMS VP Administration Candidate's
Right Hand Aide Tells All!!!
By: Lacey Fishnets
It all began with a knock and slip of an
envelope under the Inter Faculty Publishing Office door in the SUB basement: one of Sarah
Naiman's aids wasn't happy, and was willing to
bare all for this reporter. After agreeing to meet
at an undisclosed location, the knocker, known
only as 'Right,' peered through a sweater-type
veil and told its story.
"Up until now, Ms. Naiman has presented
a unified front in her bid for the position" Right
said.
"But, there really is a deep valley between
the two facets of her platform" it continued. In
her published platform, she claims to be committed to streamline the administration process for
clubs, but Right says that this just isn't the case.
"She always has two [big] opinions about
every issue, and sometimes they don't even point
in the same direction" says Right.
When queried on how these stances relate, Right says that there is a left and right wing
theme to all her views.
"You never know which one's going to
pop out first" it says.
The source states that clubs will be at the
mercy of her political bazookas if she is elected,
and will have little bounce with AMS council if
they dislike what she does.
"She has all kinds of support; I'm mean,
just look at what she did to SAC. No one could
stop that kind of momentum; no one knew what
hit them"
Other AMS insiders corroborate what
Right says.
"There are no two golden winnebagoes
about it, she's stacked politically." says Rodrigo
Cashonlioni, manager of the Pit Burger Bar. He
goes on to say that he at one point complained
about the time it was taking to get the ketchup
dispenser replaced to Ms. Naiman, and she responded by launching her political torpedoes at
him.
"I mean, all we wanted to do was dip our
fries in the stuff, and she wouldn't hear anything
about it." Cashonlioni states.
Naiman supporters say people are
squeezing too much out of Right's allegations.
In a press release, issued by Naiman Headquarters, officials state that they are disappointed to
hear of Right's allegations.
"We have been made abreast of its views
recently, and we would like for it [the source]
to open up a dialogue with the campaign executive."
Aside from turning the proverbial political headlights onto the issue, Right says it will
remain firm, but welcoming to attempts by the
campaign to rectify things.
"This will be a hands-on process from
this point forward."
Continued on Page 6 » THE 432
Jan. 22.2008
MONDAY
12 - 1: FYC BEAT THE TENSION @ LADHA A
12 - 1:30: MISA WINE & CHEESE MAKING @ LADHA
4:30 - 5:30: KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
DR. DAVID SUZUKI @wesb ioo
5 - 7:30: Life Sciences/Land & Food
Systems Career Fair @ the SUB
TUESn/
11 - 2: SUS OPEN HOUSE @ I
4-7: CSSS GUITAR HERO
TOURNAMENT @ LADHA
THURSDAY
11-1: RESEARCH POSTER SESSION @
LADHA
12-1: UCS CHEM MAGIC SHOW @
CHEM B150
6 - 7:30: BPP PROFESSOR RESEARCH NIGHT
@ LADHA
11-2: FYC BBQ @ SUBS
12-1: SCIENCE OLYMPIC
1:30-3: PHYSOC PRESEI
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12-1: JELL-0 WRESTLING @ the SUB BALLROOM
1: SUS OUTREACH: SCIENCE AT CANUCK PLACE
5 - 7: BEYOND SECOND YEAR @ U\DHA
presented by SciTeam and SUS
SOUTH PLAZA
IS @ SUB SOUTH PLAZA
NJTS: PHYSICS SQUARES @ HENNINGS
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UBC BOOKSTORE
www.bookstore.ubc.ca THE 432
Jan. 22.2008
Selected S.W. Events
(1) DR. DAVID SUZUKI SPEECH @
WESBROOK 100:
Dr. David Suzuki will be among us on
January 28th to direct our focus to, provide us
with a deeper insight in, and share his vision and
leadership about one of the biggest challenges
our world faces today: Sustainability. Come and
be a part of this stimulating experience and learn
how you can be an agent of change and how you
can make a difference that impacts our planet
in a positive manner. Come to learn about hearing him address present days most controversial
challenges such as global conservation, fighting
climate change and how to build a sustainable
economy. Join us in Wesbrook 100 at 4:30 PM
for finding solutions and building hope for our
planet's future. All proceeds from Science Week
will be going towards supporting the cause in
David Suzuki foundation.
Little Miss Science!
Q: Ph.D students from my lab keep borrowing my solutions, dropping my pi-
[pettes, and then asking me to wash dishes.
I feel like it's putting strain on our relationship. Should I bring it up? Or submit to thej
[inequity of scientific hierarchy?
-Drowning In Glassware J
A:   This is definitely a difficult situation,
DIG, and I can definitely sympathize. At I
my last summer research job, the grad studentj
at the desk next to me knew that I was his subordinate and therefore required to listen respectfully to his thoughts. Generally they were!
concerned with Princess Diana, and often this!
[involved the Jews too.
"You know, the Jews killed her. Diana,
Ii mean. Very good people - cunning and hardworking. But they are sneaky. She was going to J
have an Arab baby." Whereupon I nodded po-
flitely and tried to hide the bagel I was eating.
Anyway, I digress. My point is as follows: grad students were in exactly in your position less than three years ago, and now they are 1
elevated to this position of mystical authority,
with great power over the marks of individual
undergraduate students. So it's understandable,]
|I guess, that this goes to their heads a little.
Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot!
lyou can do. Saying something directly to the!
grad students (e.g., "stop stealing and breaking!
my things, jerks"), hopefully in a polite manner (e.g., "please stop stealing and breaking myj
things, jerks"), might work well. They might!
not really notice that the issue, so this might!
clear everything up. Even if they get offended,
Ijust remember that, in the end, grad students are J
not the ones who get to hire and fire you or re-
fnew your grant, generally speaking.
Look on the bright side - in a couplet
[years, you yourself might be a grad student, and 1
then you'll be able to exact revenge on a newj
I crop of undergraduate students.
Hey science students! Are you havingj
tissues with ettiquette, relationships, or second-
year organic chemistry? If so, email little.miss.
science@gmail.com and we will see what wel
can do! (If you're failing second-year organicj
chemistry, maybe med school isn't for you after all. But that's okay; there are lots of otherj
things vou can do with a biologv degree.
(2) FYC BBQ:
SUS's First Year Committee is
promising nothing less than delicious
"gourmet" style burgers for just a BUCK
(...and just 50 cents more for cheese!). Feed
your hunger while saving all that cash! Oh the
things you can do with all of that! (Proceeds
from Science Week are going towards
supporting the David Suzuki Foundation).
(3) Super SCI-Fun!
An outreach effort from SUS for kids
at Canuck Place Kid's hospice.
Do YOU want to experience Science
week in its full spirit? Think you are popular
with kids? Most of all, Do you want to make
a difference in lives of kids by spreading the
good word about science? IF your answer
is YES, then we WANT you! Come join in
as SUS volunteers travel down to Canuck
Place Kids Hospice and spend a GREAT,
SCIENCE MAGIC filled time with kids. This
event, like no other- promises lots of COOL
Science TRICKS, great deal of FUN and of
course- that good old warm, happy and fuzzy
feeling that comes from knowing you have
had a positive impact on a kid's life! Apply
now! Do it!
Date: 30th January, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: Meet up at 12:30 PM. Back on
campus by 3:00 PM
Place: Canuck Place kids Hospice
1690, Matthews Avenue , Vancouver
(4) Beat the Tension!!**
When FORCES of nature pull you
back into great deep void, see who can run
the farthest, defying the impregnable and
all mighty laws of physics and SURVIVE.
Gallant survivors will get yummy prizes and
those who can pass the line of power will
qualify to win a $15 gift cerificate! This event
is brought to you by your very own First
Year Committee. ("Disclaimer: The FYC is
NOT responsible for any participants who are
unable to conquer this tension and get sucked
back into the black hole).
(5) Open House:
Class time and office hours aren't
enough for you to chat with your professors?
Do you have burning questions and ideas for
the Deans about how to improve the faculty of
Science? Or DO YOU WANT FREE FOOD?
Come in on Tuesday, January 29th from
11:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Abdul Ladha
Centre to get to your fellow science students,
talk to your Deans, have some fun playing
games, have some refreshments,and above
all, get to know your AWESOME Science
Undergraduate Society!
(6) Jello Wrestling:
Your craziest fantasies have come
alive, SUS make sure they do! Take on that
challenge, jump in the ring and wrestle that
annoying kid from your chem lab... all in Jello! Although SUS advises to avoid any consumption of Jello, but if you must, go right
ahead!
And this is just a TASTE of Science Week!
Continued From Page 3 »
Editorial
Board
After exhaustive interviews, research,
and fact finding trips to Washington State, the
432 is pleased to bring you our endorsements (of
the serious candidates) for the AMS Presidential
election:
1. Mike Duncan: YES
Why? He's in Science. And he has been entirely
blue for over one hour in a given day. This is important to us. Plus, unlike the other candidates,
he can scuba dive. If the cliffs every gave way
and UBC suddenly submerged, who would you
want as President? We think that settles it.
2. Matt Naylor: NO
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Why Not? He's not in Science. He was, but then
he left. If you can't handle the heat stay out of
the kitchen, eh Matt?
3. Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes: NO
Why Not? Although we are tempted to vote
for an Italian sports car/holy woman, we simply
cannot tolerate the amount of pompous aloofness
this candidate displays. Jam Spaces? What are
those? Is Smuckers going to be onsite? Pick and
can all in a day? We'll stick with peanut butter.
THE SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY OF UBC
Exec Reports
Mike Duncan: President
The best week of the year, Science Week, is upon
us. If you haven't ever been to Jello Wrestling,
Science Olympics, or Cold Fusion, I seriously
suggest you check them, and the many other
amazing events that take place during Science
Week, out. This is my favourite time of year
(although I think I might be biased).
I want to send out a big welcome to Varun
Ramraj, who was recently appointed as the
interim Director of Publications after Ally Vaz
resigned due to personal reasons. We are really
excited to have Varun join the team and look
forward to some awesome issues of the 432.
Finally, Ijust want to get everyone excited about
SUS Elections. They are still about 2 months
away; however, if this is something that you
think might interest you I suggest talking to the
current executive to see what the job entails. It
is a big time commitment, but has also been one
of the most rewarding experiences I have had
here at UBC. Think about it.
Jamil Rhajiak: VP External
Please see "Science Week".
Jimmy Yan: VP Internal
Greetings! I continue to run my committees;
First Year Committee is preparing for its event at
Science Week (come out to check it out!), while
Academic Committee has resumed examining
department relations. The next couple of weeks
should be eventful, so I will have a longer report
next time! Stay tuned! Vol.21   Issue 4
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By: You Know Who?
An old friend came to visit from Ontario,
a short adorable pink-haired astronomy
major. I endeavoured to show her all the
prominent aspects of Vancouver culture. After
all the basics (sushi, Wreck Beach, the night
market, Granville Island, more sushi - what do
tourists do here?) we ended up on a grand tour of
Vancouver's sex shops.
For the most part, I pride myself in
knowing the basics of safe sex, kink, and other
such excitement - but this was probably the most
educational day I've had in awhile. After listening
to her conversations with various cheerful and
knowledgeable sex shop employees, I feel as
if, given a cow and some brass, I could fashion
a fully functioning strap-on harness. With my
bare hands. Their discussions were surprisingly
science-heavy, with lots of talk about friction and
wattage and vibration - I was pretty impressed,
actually.
Anyway, there was a huge range in
quality between the stores, both in terms of staff
and wares. It didn't really seem to correlate
with price, or location, but a few had the
knowledgeable staff and user-friendly products
of an Apple store, while most had the surly
septuagenarian lurking behind the counter and
the messy rows of merchandise that one would
expect at a Seven Eleven.
Under the assumption that someone in
Science is getting laid (what with the Science
Week and all the associated partying) it seemed
like a good idea that we inform you, the consumer,
of which are the best sex stores in Vancouver, for
any purchases you might care to make. Therefore,
the following is the Official 432 List of the Best
Sex Stores in Vancouver.
3. Little Sister's - 1238 Davie St
Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium
is an old-school gay bookstore and somewhat
of a Davie institution. Currently the owners are
engaged in a drawn-out court battle with the
Canadian government, because the government
asserts its right to declare a lot of things
obscene (including disappointingly bland news
magazines that are on sale at Chapters anyway)
- so shopping here is kind of fashionable in that
you are supporting the fight against censorship,
if you are concerned about that sort of thing.
Back on topic, the shop has an impressive
selection of paraphernalia that should appeal to
a wide audience, including some vintage porn
(everyone has a mustache), assorted toys, and
a big shelf of lube with clearly marked sample
bottles (useful for taste tests of the edible
lubes).
It loses points, however, for the
supremely unhelpful staff. They don't bother
to hide the fact that they want you to leave, and
generally can't offer any advice about their
wares. For those of us who aren't hardcore
experts in this kind of things, it's difficult to
figure out what to buy, and sort of intimidating
in the first place.
2. Womyns' Ware - 896 Commercial Dr
Womyns' Ware is epic. The Georgia
Straight and the Westender name it the best sex
store in the city year after year. Located on the
rapidly-gentrifying lesbian-friendly Commercial
Drive,   this   store   stocks   a  ridiculous   range
of dildos in all colours of the rainbow as
well as a veritable library's worth of books
on the clitoris. (Seriously, if you ever need
to know a whole lot about the clitoris,
and you learn well through reading, head straight
out to Womyns' Ware.)
My astronomy major friend spent
about two hours in here, talking to a friendly
saleswoman in a button-down shirt. It was pretty
clear that neither of them really needed to read up
on the clitoris - they knew what they were talking
about. Many of the displays are accompanied
by little cards explaining the rationale for
selling the product - one row of Lucite dildos
was accompanied by a short but fascinating
explanation of plane shearing in glass. (Somewhere out there, there must be a cabal of materials
chemists and condensed-matter physicists
looking for new shear-proof and dishwasher-
friendly materials, and when they find them,
there is nowhere to sell them except to sex toy
manufacturers. I am looking forward to grad
school already.)
After this first visit to Womyns'
Ware, I was impressed, and when a friend
expressed curiosity about a related purchase, I
recommended that we hit up Womyns' Ware. He's
a humanities major from SFU, and a little on the
androgynous side - but once his maleness was
established, things got rather chilly with the
same salesperson as before. I'd recommend
this store if you are of the female persuasion,
but otherwise it's probably not somewhere that
you'll feel welcome.
1. Priape - 1148 Davie St
Known as Gay Mart (seriously) until it
was bought out by Priape (which is some sort
of national chain of similar establishments), the
storefront of this establishment features
mannequins in briefs, bondage gear, and a row
of posters featuring models in similar gear.
Priape does not have the same little cards as
Womyns' Wear; most of the clientele are middle-
aged Davie denizens with superbly maintained
facial hair, and they already know what they are
doing.
Fortunately, for the rest of us, the staff
members are friendly, helpful, and surprisingly
unflappable. One of them started a lot of
sentences with "When I was domming in
Amsterdam..." and I took this to be a reassuring
sign of experience. If he was perhaps particularly
friendly to the scrawny twenty-year-old male
companion of the customer - more so than to the
customer herself (he apparently felt the need to
touch my arm with every sentence) - well, this is
part of Priape's charm. The toys were impressive,
with dildos ranging in size from index finger
to femur, and the conversation educational
(although I probably didn't need to know what
sounding was - and if you don't know, don't
Google it).
I have since gone here with other friends
(including a physics grad student who actually
brought a shopping list) and the service and
selection have been consistently impressive.
For what it's worth, most items were also a lot
cheaper than comparable or identical ones at
Womyns' Ware. If you feel the need to patronize
any sex shop in Vancouver, I'd say this should be
your first choice.
THE SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY OF UBC
Exec reports
Alex Lougheed: Director of
Administration
Please see my quarterly reports.
Lois Chan: Director of Finance
Please see my quarterly reports.
Varun Ramraj: Director of
Publications
I have taken over as Director of Publications until the
next SUS exec, election. I spent most of last week
organizing this issue of The 432, the one you are
currently holding. I will also be helping out during
Science Week and I want to see EVERYONE there!
Meghan Ho: Public Relations
Officer
Hi SUS, I hope you're off to a great start to 2nd term!
The PR Committee meets every Friday at noon at Ladha.
if you're interested injoining (pro.sus@gmail.com). In
1st term, Science won Shinerama ($337.50), and we
raised $2807 for Let's Talk Science. We also held a
Welcome Back BBQ, a Buck-a-Burger, water balloon
fight (we beat the EUS!) and gave away cotton candy.
Come out to the Open House at Ladha on
Tuesday, Jan.29 from 11 to 1:30 to meet profs,
deans and advisors! Get some free food as well!
New SUS clothing will be on sale during Science
Week at the SUS booth! 50% of the profits
go to support the Free the Children charity.
Check out our website, http://www.sus.ubc.ca.
for a chance to win free tickets to conferences!
See you during Science Week!
Sonia Purewal: Director of Sports
The year has been going very well! The science
undergraduates put out 10 different teams and
sponsored over 25 teams in UBC Rec's intramurals
leagues. All the teams did great in the playoffs and
represented well! Science is currently second in the
Pomfret Division for unit points, second only to Arts.
Sports Committee held the Amazing X-mas Race
in late November with over 30 participants and is
currently organizing Science Olympics. If you would
like to participate email sports.sus@gmail.com. We
are looking to host a series of workshops in the coming
months to introduce science students to new sports and
activities to promote health, well-being and to just
have fun!
Lawrence Chow: Social
Coordinator
The social committee has kicked it up a notch this year
with bigger and better events. On November 30th, we
ran the incredibly successful event, Alchemy with a
turnout of over 250 people. This term, we are working
hard on our annual Science week concert Cold Fusion
(featuring A Whole Lotta Led), another dance party
at Ladha, a video game tournament (in association
with the Competitive Gaming Association of UBC).
biweekly movie nights at Ladha, and possibly a year-
end semi-formal party at the Telus World of Science.
We are working hard to bring you the best of science
this year, we hope you enjoy it. On a side note, OMFG
COME TO COLDFUSION ALREADY!
Diana Diao: Science Student
Senator
HAPPY SCIENCE WEEK everyone!
Senate-related business affecting science students, I
will keep it short and sweet:
1) Provincial Exams will still be required for
BC   secondary   students   entering  UBC   this   fall.
2) Please send me your comments regarding potentially
implementing new English requirements that are more
faculty specific (e.g. Science students will take 3 or
6 or 9 credits of "English/Communication/Writing"
courses offered by the Faculty of Science instead of
English 110 or 111 or 112 or 120 or 121 etc. offered by
Arts) at senator.sus@gmail.com.
YAY SCIENCE WEEK! THE 432
Jan. 22.2008
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